Charles Crossman

M, #18904, b. 1821, d. Feb 1890
Birth*1821 
Land-UBeac*6 Feb 1875Charles Crossman selected land from the Crown. Selected 150 acres on top of the ridge, later known as PAK-66. Declared abandoned for non-payment of survey fees. He was a bush carpenter who lived in Haunted Gully.1,2 
Govt Gazette*18 Jun 1875The article reads: The following applications are declared abandoned in consequence of non-payment of survey fees:—329 M Charles Crossman 150 0 0 Pakenham Open for selection on 2nd July 1875 at Nine a.m.1 
Death*Feb 1890 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D566 (Age 69) [par unknown].3 

Grave

  • 1-269-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia4

Citations

  1. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "18 Jun 1875, p1191."
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), possible land file to check:
    329 Melbourne
    Land Selection Files by Land District, Sections 19 and 20 Land Act 1869
    VPRS 626/P0000/1557.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,.
Last Edited4 Feb 2018

Rebeckah Chipperfield1

F, #18909, b. 1847, d. 20 Aug 1910
Married NameBarrett.1 
Birth*1847 Essex, England. 
Marriage*7 Aug 1873 Spouse: Thomas Barrett. VIC, Australia, #M2810.2
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Aug 1873BARRETT—CHIPPERFIELD.—On the 7th inst., at the residence of the bride's brother, by the Rev. H. Bath, Thomas Barrett, contractor, of Richmond, formerly of Longford, Tasmania, to Rebeckah, daughter of W. Chipperfield, Richmond.3 
Widow25 Sep 1908Rebeckah Chipperfield became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Barrett.1
Death*20 Aug 1910 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D8050 (Age 63) [par William CHIPPERFIELD & Marion Lucy Augusta DANIELS].1 
Death-Notice*22 Aug 1910BARRETT.—On the 20th August, at her residence, Asling street, Brighton, Rebekah, relict of the late Thomas Barrett, aged 63 years.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Asling Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Amy Florence Barrett, Charles Leslie Barrett, Ernest Henry Barrett.5

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Rebeckah born Essex; Thomas born Tasmania."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 13 Aug 1873, p4.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 22 Aug 1910, p1.
  5. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
Last Edited3 Nov 2017

Fanny Bignell1

F, #18914, d. 1922
Married NameOldham.1 
Marriage*1862 Spouse: George Oldham. VIC, Australia, #M1494.1
 
Widow12 Nov 1888Fanny Bignell became a widow upon the death of her husband George Oldham.2 
Death*1922 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D13271 (age 79) [par Edwin Amicus BIGNELL & Eliz GRANT].1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Fanny BIGNELL."
Last Edited3 Nov 2017

Anne Booth

F, #18915, b. 1822, d. 1 Jun 1920
Father*William Booth
Mother*Nancy Shepley
Married NameTracey. 
Married NameStredder. 
Birth*1822 Newton Heath, Lancashire, England.1 
Marriage*26 Oct 1841 Spouse: George Smith Stredder. St Mary, Manchester, Lancashire, England, Dec Q [Manchester] 20 411.2,3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelApr 1862 Sailing with William Stredder to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Lincolnshire
Age 40.4 
Govt Gazette*19 Nov 1875The article reads: Application for Licenses under Sections 19 and 49 not granted: 1782 M Anne Stredder 320 acres Gembrook Withdrawn.—Land open for selection on 3rd December 1875, at Nine a.m.5 
Govt Gazette25 Aug 1876The article reads: Applications for Licenses under Section 19 Approved: 3753 M Anne Stredder 320 acres Gembrook.6 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford David Crichton David Smyth William D Nash John Milne Patrick Kennedy Henry Lawes George Taylor Charles Alexander John Sharples Alfred G Shorthouse Robert Booth Anne Stredder David Glenn William McCraw John Modral Iden Henham jun Jno H Hinds Thos. C Hyde William Modral Robert Muir George Miller S Paternoster.7 
Govt Gazette5 Dec 1879The article reads: Applications for Leases Approved: Date of Lease 1.9.1879: 3753 M Anne Stredder 320 acres Gembrook.8 
Govt Gazette12 Mar 1880The article reads: Applications for Leases Approved: Date of Lease 1.9.1879: 3753 M Anne Stredder 313a 3r 15p Gembrook.9 
Govt Gazette*18 Jun 1880The article reads: Transfer of Leaseholds. The following applicants for permission to transfer leaseholds under Section 20 of the Land Act 1869 have been lodged in the Office of Crown Lands.
3753 Ann Streddar 43 Gembrook 315 3 15 to Charles Alexander.10 
Land-Note*Aug 1880 GEM--43: Anne Stredder's selection is taken over by Charles Alexander. 
Marriage*1882 Spouse: Philip Tracey. VIC, Australia, #M5624.11
 
Marriage-Notice*23 Dec 1882TRACEY—STREDDER.—At the residence of the bride's sister, Spencer-street, Melbourne, Philip Tracey, Willow-park, Deniliquin, late of Geelong, to Mrs. Stredder, of Gembrook Station, Gipps Land.12 
Widow13 Feb 1898Anne Booth became a widow upon the death of her husband Philip Tracey.13 
Death*1 Jun 1920 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D4080 (Age 99) [par William BOOTH & Nancy SHEPLEY].14 
Death-Notice*4 Jun 1920TRACEY.—On the 1st June, at "Wattamola," Kooyong road, Armadale, Anne Tracey, widow of the late Phillip Tracey, of Willow Park, Denilliquin, aged 99. (Privately interred Denilliquin.)15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185126 Elm Grove, Hammersmith, London, England(Head of Household) George Smith Stredder;
Age 29 - Civil Engineer's Wife
Member(s) of Household: William Stredder1
7 Apr 1861Oldham Road, Newton, Lancashire, EnglandHead of Household: Anne Stredder. Age 39 - Married - Dressmaker.16

Family

George Smith Stredder b. 1811
Child 1.William Stredder11 b. Sep 1842, d. 29 Oct 1862

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Nov 1875, AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION. The following forfeited lands will be open for selection on and after Friday, Dec, 8:—The following lands which were refused to the persons named;—Gembrook—Anne Stredder, 320 acres.17
  • 16 Apr 1920, Mrs. Anne Tracey, who is the widow of the late Mr. Philip Tracey, formerly of Willow Park, Deniliquin, will attain her 99th year to-day, und her many friends will be glad to hear that she enjoys excellent health and takes a keen interest in the affairs of the day. Mrs. Tracey lives with her niece, Mrs. Calder, in Kooyong road, Armadale.18
  • 17 Apr 1920, Mrs. Anne Tracey, widow of the late Mr Philip Tracey, formerly of Willow Park, Deniliquin, attains her 99th birthday to-day (Saturday). Mrs Tracey, who lives with her neice, Mrs. Calder, at No. 1 Kooyong road, Armadale, enjoys excellent health, and she is able to play a good game of bridge, while the politics of the day have her keen attention. Mrs. Tracey came to Australia from England with her young son in 1862, and since then has revisited her native land several times. As a young woman she was skilled in the art of making point lace, and some exquisite samples of her work are the proud possessions of her relatives.19

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1470; Folio: 60; Page: 50; GSU roll: 87793."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Marriage Certificate states that George Smith Stredder was a widower gentleman - father John STREDDER Gentleman, Ann BOOTH was a spinster - father William BOOTH Innkeeper.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B; Fiche number: 202.
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "19 Nov 1875, p2175."
  6. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "25 Aug 1876, p1567."
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  8. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "5 Dec 1879, p2827."
  9. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "12 Mar 1880, p618."
  10. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "18 Jun 1880, p1531."
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 23 Dec 1882, p11.
  13. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  14. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth MANCHESTER ENGLAND."
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 4 Jun 1920, p1.
  16. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 2965; Folio: 91; Page: 47; GSU roll: 543057."
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), Sat 27 Nov 1875, p8.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 16 Apr 1920, p6.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 17 Apr 1920, p34.
Last Edited16 May 2019

George Smith Stredder

M, #18916, b. 1811
Birth*1811 Gowerton, Lincolnshire, England. [par John STREDDER]1 
Note*1840 George had a daughter, Amelia Stredder, baptised 20 Sep 1840 [par George Smith STREDDER, Railway contractor and Sarah] - Sarah died Mar Q 1841 aged 27 at Chorlton.2,3 
Marriage*26 Oct 1841 Spouse: Anne Booth. St Mary, Manchester, Lancashire, England, Dec Q [Manchester] 20 411.4,5
 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185126 Elm Grove, Hammersmith, London, EnglandHead of Household: George Smith Stredder. Age 40 - Civil Engineer
Member(s) of Household: Anne Stredder William Stredder.6

Family

Anne Booth b. 1822, d. 1 Jun 1920
Child 1.William Stredder11 b. Sep 1842, d. 29 Oct 1862

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jul 1855... with their usual forbearance. I spoke to several of them subject, they said they had received special orders. Mr. George Smith Stredder, builder, of Knightsbridge, was in the park on the 1st of July, from two o’clock seven, saw Mr. Mair attacked by the ...7
  • 8 Mar 1856... (K)OL, without a farthing to pay anybody. He had admitted having been bankrupt on one occasion as George Smith, and on the other as George Smith Stredder. had kept a brougham op to the very eve of his bankruptcy, and by this means had ...8
  • 9 Mar 1856... this court owing t,2oo, and with no assets whatever. Stredder had been twice bank rupt before, and once insolvent, and had passed through the court, both as George Smith, and as George Smith Stredder. Mr. ...9
  • 1 Dec 1863, Dec. 16, at 2, at Bankrupts' Court, London. George Smith Stredder, Wellesley-avenue, Hammersmith, commission agent for the sale of stone, Dee. 8, at 3, at Bankrupts' Court, London. ...10

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1851 census."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Lancashire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911 for Amelia Stredder.
  3. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "STREDDER, SARAH Age 27 - GRO Reference: 1841 M Quarter in CHORLTON Volume 20 Page 170."
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Marriage Certificate states that George Smith Stredder was a widower gentleman - father John STREDDER Gentleman, Ann BOOTH was a spinster - father William BOOTH Innkeeper.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1470; Folio: 60; Page: 50; GSU roll: 87793."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Globe (London), 17 Jul 1855, p3.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Globe (London), 8 Mar 1856, p4.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Era (London), 9 Mar 1856, p5.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette (London), 1 Dec 1863, p8.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited16 May 2019

William Stredder1

M, #18917, b. Sep 1842, d. 29 Oct 1862
Father*George Smith Stredder1 b. 1811
Mother*Anne Booth1 b. 1822, d. 1 Jun 1920
Birth*Sep 1842 St Saviour Southwark, London, England, Sep Q [St Saviour Southwark] 4 460.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelApr 1862 Sailing with Anne Stredder to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Lincolnshire
Age 19.2 
Death*29 Oct 1862 Sandhurst, VIC, Australia, #D9682 (Age 20.)1 
Death-Notice*31 Oct 1862On the 29th instant, at his mother's residence, Mitchell-street, Sandhurst, Mr William Stredder, late of London, aged twenty years. English papers please copy.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185126 Elm Grove, Hammersmith, London, England(Head of Household) George Smith Stredder;
Age 8 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Anne Stredder4

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B; Fiche number: 202.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Fri 31 Oct 1862, p2.
  4. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1470; Folio: 60; Page: 50; GSU roll: 87793."
Last Edited16 May 2019

Robert Booth

M, #18921, b. 19 Mar 1823
Father*William Booth
Mother*Nancy Shepley
Birth*19 Mar 1823 Manchester, Lancashire, England, date of baptism.1 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford David Crichton David Smyth William D Nash John Milne Patrick Kennedy Henry Lawes George Taylor Charles Alexander John Sharples Alfred G Shorthouse Robert Booth Anne Stredder David Glenn William McCraw John Modral Iden Henham jun Jno H Hinds Thos. C Hyde William Modral Robert Muir George Miller S Paternoster.2 
Govt Gazette*18 Jun 1880The article reads: Transfer of Leaseholds. The following applicants for permission to transfer leaseholds under Section 20 of the Land Act 1869 have been lodged in the Office of Crown Lands.
2102 Robt. Booth 44 Gembrook 317 3 18 to Charles Alexander.3 
Land-Note*Aug 1880 GEM--44: Robert Booth's selection is taken over by Charles Alexander. 

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Manchester, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 for Robert Booth.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  3. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "18 Jun 1880, p1531."
Last Edited16 May 2019

John Ashton Booth

M, #18922, b. 1825, d. 1904
Father*William Booth
Mother*Nancy Shepley
Birth*1825 
Death*1904 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D82 (Age 79) [par Willey BOOTH & Nancy SHEPLEY].1 
Death-Notice*1 Feb 1904BOOTH.—At Wattamola, Kooyong-road, Armadale, John Ashton Booth, of Belgrave-house, Old Trafford, Manchester, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 1 Feb 1904, p1.
Last Edited16 May 2019

John Sharples

M, #18923, b. 1833, d. 23 Nov 1896
Birth*1833 Lancashire, England.1 
Marriage*5 Sep 1867 Spouse: Jean Ann Smith. Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #M3100.2
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Sep 1867SHARPLES—SMITH.—On the 5th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, at Emerald-hill, by the Rev. A. MacVean, John Sharples, of Sandridge, to Jane Ann, second daughter of Mr. William Smith, late of Swanston-street, Melbourne.3 
Land-Note*1875 GEM-77: 317a 1r 30p Selection 1761M. 
Govt Gazette*25 Mar 1875The article reads: 25/3/1875 p597 Gazette item sub title heading: Applications for Licenses under Section 19 Approved
13/8/1875 p 1565 Gazette item sub title heading: Applications for Licenses under Section 19 Approved
9/9/1875 p1725 Gazette item sub title heading: Lessees and Licensees in Arrears under Land Act
26/05/1876 p1005 Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears.4 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford David Crichton David Smyth William D Nash John Milne Patrick Kennedy Henry Lawes George Taylor Charles Alexander John Sharples Alfred G Shorthouse Robert Booth Anne Stredder David Glenn William McCraw John Modral Iden Henham jun Jno H Hinds Thos. C Hyde William Modral Robert Muir George Miller S Paternoster.5 
Occupationbt 1883 - 1886 Iden Henham managed the farm of John Sharples at Gembrook.6 
Widower8 Aug 1884John Sharples became a widower upon the death of his wife Jean Ann Smith.7 
Death*23 Nov 1896 Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D14841/1896 (Age 63) [par John SHARPLES & Elizabeth LUND].8 

Grave

  • C-E X 502/503, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of Jean Ann (nee SMITH) the beloved wife of John SHARPLES of Sandridge who died 8 Aug 1884, age 42 yrs also the above John SHARPLES who died 23 Nov 1896 age 63 yrs also Rixon Lund SHARPLES nephew of above who died 23 Jun 1929, age 64 yrs also Mary Annie SHARPLES beloved wife of Rixon Lund who died 7 Sep 1939, age 69 yrs.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Aug 1868, Death of mother: SHARPLES— On the 23rd May, at Balderstone Blackburn, Lancadhire, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Sharples of Balderstone, and mother of John Sharples, of Sandridge, aged seventy-six years.10
  • 12 Jan 1881, TO LET, 100 Acres good GRASS, at Gembrook, rent free. Apply, between 6 and 8pm, John Sharples Esplanade, Sandridge.11
  • 17 May 1887, STEALING FROM A DWELLING.
    Frank Williams was charged with stealing a purse, containing 35c., a pocketknife, a carpet bag, a drinking horn, and other property, from the house of Mr. John Sharples, at Gembrook. The goods were stolen from Mr Sharples' house on the night of the 22nd April, and some of the stolen property was found on the 28th April with the prisoner, who had at one time been in Mr. Sharples' employment.
    The jury found the prisoner guilty of stealing the goods, and be was remanded for sentence.12
  • 31 Jul 1890, THE BEACONSFIELD TO GEMBROOK RAILWAY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-Mr. Godfrey in Monday's paper gave two or three good reasons why the Gembrook line should be made, one of which was that it was passed by the Assembly in Bent's Railway Bill, but the principal reason he appears to me to have omitted-there are no hot winds at Gembrook.
    I have spent 16 Christmasses there and never felt a hot wind. There are nine running streams of spring water in seven miles. What a treat it would have been last February to have been conveyed in two hours out of the stifling heat of town and to have been put down within a few yards of ice cold
    water, running shaded with fern trees, musk,
    and hazel. It will be the favourite line for tourists, excursionists, and foreign visitors For 12 miles the line runs along a ridge 1,000 ft. high, from which Port Philip Bay and Western Port can be distinctly seen ; also magnificent views of the plaina to the south, and the dark and densely timber-clad mountains to the north-east, Mount St. Leonards, Black Spur, and Mount Arnold. It is certain to get thickly populated in summer by people in search of health and recreation. It is the nearest place to Melbourne where there are no hot winds. The Dandenongs and Plenty Ranges chill them in passing over, whereas hot winds are felt as much on Mount
    Macedon, at Marysville, and Sale as in Melbourne. Such a line is more in the interests of Melbourne citizens than any other.—Yours, &c., JOHN SHARPLES.
    Port Melbourne, July 30.13
  • 29 Nov 1890, FOR SALE. A LOT at Gembrook. 320 acres.
    One of the best lots there. Selected 17 years ago. 200 acres cleared.
    The scenery is unsurpassed by any lot in the colony. To a man of means this is an opportunity to obtain a charming country residence not far from town. Rainfall, 50in; no hot winds. 2½ miles of permanent running streams.
    JOHN SHARPLES, Esplanade, Port Melbourne.14
  • 8 Jun 1892, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From John Sharples, Gembrook, applying for the formation of a road to give him access to his place at Gembrook.—Cr. Ramage advocated that the request be granted.—Cr. Brisbane said it would cost £150 to make a deviation road passable.—Deferred for consideration.15
  • 8 Aug 1894, SHARPLES.— In memory of my dear wife, Jane Ann Sharples, who died 8th August, 1884—J. Sharples.16

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Birth Place on Marriage Index."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 9 Sep 1867, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5777361
  4. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  6. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), mentioned in divorce petition Henham. Managed the farm of John Sharples and "Respondent and I lived and cohabited together an the farm of John Sharples ... for about three years after said marriage."
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "Spouse SHARPLES, John."
  8. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  9. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 8 Aug 1868, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article177005237
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 12 Jan 1881, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5951807
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 17 May 1887, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7893449
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 31 Jul 1890, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8422520
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 29 Nov 1890, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8455013
  15. [S12] Newspaper - SBM Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 8 Jun 1892, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70014319
  16. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 8 Aug 1894, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197460873
Last Edited15 May 2019

William Douglas Nash

M, #18926, b. Jun 1852, d. 30 Jan 1924
Anecdote*NASH, William Douglas b c1852 mar Eliza Ann BROCK iss Sara May (14 Apr 1883), Emilie Daisy (14 Apr 1883), Spencer Hampden Brock (30 Jun 1886), Vaughan Lionel (30 Jun 1886) d 30 Jan 1924 bur Atherton Old Cemetery res 1885 Silverfield occ miner (Ref N8.)1 
Birth*Jun 1852 Bledington, Gloucestershire, England, Jun Q [Clifton] 6a 64
[par Charles NASH & Sarah Ann WILSON].2 
Govt Gazette12 Feb 1875The article reads: Licenses under Section 19 Approved. 1434 Wm Douglas Nash 39a 3r 38p Gembrook Date of License 1 Mar 1875.3 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford David Crichton David Smyth William D Nash John Milne Patrick Kennedy Henry Lawes George Taylor Charles Alexander John Sharples Alfred G Shorthouse Robert Booth Anne Stredder David Glenn William McCraw John Modral Iden Henham jun Jno H Hinds Thos. C Hyde William Modral Robert Muir George Miller S Paternoster.4 
Marriage*11 Jun 1879 Spouse: Eliza Anne Brock. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1367.5
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Jul 1879NASH—BROCK. —On the 11th ult., at Christ Church Hawthorn, by the Rev. J. Bromby, D.D., assisted by the Rev. H. J. Wilkinson, William Douglas, eldest son of Charles Nash, Esq., J.P., of Clifton, England, to E. A. (Lizzie), eldest daughter of the late James Brock, Esq., of Hawthorn.6 
Govt Gazette*10 Oct 1879The article reads: Lessees and Licensees in Arrears 1434 M Date of Lease 1.3.78 Nash Wm D Gembrook 40a 0r 0p when due 1.3.79.7 
Land-Note*7 Jul 1881 GEM--29: Crown Grant issued 7 Jul 1881 38a 3r 30p - also selected GEM--A20 278a 1r 3p crown grant issued dame day. 
Death*30 Jan 1924 QLD, Australia, #D-C499 (Age 72) [par Charles NASH].8      

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Sarah Ann NASH, Buckingham Villas, Clifton, Gloucestershire, EnglandAge 8 - Scholar9
1919Lynbrook, Millaa Millaa, Malanda, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Eliza Anne Nash. With Spencer Hampden Brock Nash Sarah May Nash.10

Grave

  • Atherton Pioneer Cemetery, Atherton, QLD, Australia, Sacred to the memory of William Douglas Nash who departed this life 30th January 1924 in his 72nd year also Vaughan L B Nash 1886-191811

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Pioneers and Settlers Register Far North Queensland to 1920.
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mother's maiden name WILSON."
  3. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "12 Feb 1875, p257."
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 10 Jul 1879, p1.
  7. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "10 Oct 1879, p 2427."
  8. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "William Douglas     Nash f Charles Nash - ** born England aged 72 years."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG9; Piece: 1728; Folio: 88; Page: 55; GSU roll: 542858."
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, dbromwich1.
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Eliza Anne Brock

F, #18927, b. 1849, d. 30 Jul 1930
Married NameNash. 
Birth*1849 Warwickshire, England. 
Marriage*11 Jun 1879 Spouse: William Douglas Nash. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1367.1
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Jul 1879NASH—BROCK. —On the 11th ult., at Christ Church Hawthorn, by the Rev. J. Bromby, D.D., assisted by the Rev. H. J. Wilkinson, William Douglas, eldest son of Charles Nash, Esq., J.P., of Clifton, England, to E. A. (Lizzie), eldest daughter of the late James Brock, Esq., of Hawthorn.2 
Widow30 Jan 1924Eliza Anne Brock became a widow upon the death of her husband William Douglas Nash.3 
Death*30 Jul 1930 QLD, Australia, #D1930/C/2669 [par James BROCK & Eliza NELSON].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Lynbrook, Millaa Millaa, Malanda, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Douglas Nash. With Spencer Hampden Brock Nash Sarah May Nash.5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Aug 1930, MRS NASH. ATHERTON, July 30. At Atherton Hospital early this morning Mrs. Eliza Ann Nash passed away at the age, of 81 years, after a brief illness. Mrs. Nash was well-known and respected. Born in Warwick, England, she came to Australia when an infant, and was married 51 years ago to Mr. W. D. Nash, who pre-deceased her by six years. The couple came to the North with two young children 48 years ago, when, they travelled with bullock teams from Port Douglas to Herberton, taking one of the first buggies over the range, about the year 1882. They lived at Herberton for a number of years, but for the past 12 years Mrs. Nash resided with her son, Douglas, at Minbun. Mrs. Nash could tell many interesting tales of the early days. To mourn the loss, as that of a brave woman and splendid mother, Mrs. Nash leaves two sons, Douglas and Spencer, both of Minbin ; and three daughters, Mrs. V. Dixon, of Babinda; Sister Nash, who trained at the Atherton Hospital and now nurses at Toowoomba, and May Nash, now on Rosella Station. The funeral takes place at 11.30 to-morrow, moving from the Church of England to the Atherton cemetery, and the Rev. Alsop will perform the last rites at the graveside.6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 10 Jul 1879, p1.
  3. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "William Douglas     Nash f Charles Nash - ** born England aged 72 years."
  4. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  5. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Northern Herald (Cairns, Qld. : 1913 - 1939), Sat 2 Aug 1930, p8.
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NOTE

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