John Bussell Punchard

M, #23208, b. 29 Jul 1830, d. 2 Nov 1907
Probate (Will)* 104/794. John PUNCHARD Date of grant: 09 Dec 1907; Date of death: 02 Nov 1907; Occupation: Ironmonger; Residence: Stawell
After John Punchard's death the annuity of Mr McGeorge was valuated, and noted that as he is a 70 year old man it should be £1968. McGeorge noted that there were also arrears of £1100, so the full annuity should be £3068. A concession was finally made by McGregor and he accepted £1579 to settle the annuity, so that the other beneficiaries would receive something out of the estate, namely £399.5.4 each for Mary Ann Punchard, John Alfred Punchard and Bessie Wood.
Bessie Wood bought the land at Upper Beaconsfield and Officer (PAK-147.148.223A.226) for £37.2.6 on 9 Jun 1908.
According to an affidavit of Joseph Hollow there was a deficiency of £67.12.1 in the estate, and he also noted that Mary Ann Punchard and John Alfred Punchard were widow and son of the deceased respectively, and that Bessie Wood, James McLean and Joseph Hollow were not related.1 
Birth*29 Jul 1830 Dittisham, Devon, England.2 
Marriage*11 Oct 1860 Spouse: Mary Ann Clifton. At the house of John B Punchard, Ararat, VIC, Australia, #M3837/1860.3
Land-Note*21 Mar 1890 PAK-78 (part): Mortgagee: John Bussell Punchard. Discharged 28 Feb 1895. Mortgagor was Joseph Goldsworth Hollow.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac30 May 1891 PAK-226. Transfer from Henry Butler to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow John Bussell Punchard. 19a 2r 39p (Caveat lodged 12 Oct 1888 - withdrawn 10 Jun 1891.)5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac30 May 1891 PAK-223A. Transfer from Henry Butler to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow John Bussell Punchard. 10a 0r 12p (Caveat lodged 12 Oct 1888 - withdrawn 10 Jun 1891.)6 
Will*4 Mar 1899 This is the will and testament of me John Punchard of Stawell in the Colony of Victoria Ironmonger.
I appoint my friend Joseph Hollow of Elizabeth Street Melbourne Contractor and William James Blanchard of Main Street Stawell Salesman Executors and trustees of this my will placing as I do great confidence in and reliance on the judgment and experience of the said Joseph Hollow in such matters.
I devise and bequeath to my wife Mary Ann Punchard absolutely the land with the premises erected thereon and at present occupied by her together with all the furniture and effects of any kind contained therein
and I bequeath to the said Joseph Hollow all my pictured books papers and photographs contained in my sitting room and bedroom adjoining and at the back of my shop in Main Street Stawell aforesaid and I bequeath to my executors Joseph Hollow and William James Blanchard the sum of twenty five pounds each for and in lieu of their commission for acting as my executors provided they do so act and take out probate of this my will and I devise all the residue of my real estate and bequeath all the residue of my personal estate to my said executors and trustees upon trust to convert the same into money and to divide the proceeds equally between the said Mary Ann Punchard and John Alfred Punchard of Campbell's Bridge in the Colony of Victoria Farmer and Bessie Wood now residing at Currtain Street North Carlton in the Colony of Victoria after payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and my debts including the annuity of two hundred and fifty pounds per annum in favour of Ebenezer Farie Macgeorge now residing at Monaco in France for his life such annuity of two hundred and fifty pounds being now a charge on the shop and premises at Stawell aforesaid the share of the said Mary Ann Punchard to be for her life only during which the trustees shall invest the amount and pay her the net income and should the same not amount to fifty pounds per annum they shall make it up to that amount out of the corpus of her share the amount of her share remaining at her death to be divided equally between the said John Alfred Punchard and Bessie Wood
And I declare that my trustees may and unless it can be sold to good advantage should postpone the sale or conversion of my real and personal estate or any part thereof and they may carry on my business at the risk of my estate in such manner in all respects and for so long as they think fit and that the rents profits and income to accrue from and after my decease of and from such part of my said estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall after payment thereout of all incidental expenses and outgoings and sufficient to make up the annuity of two hundred and fifty pounds aforementioned be divided in the same manner as the residue of my estate would be if converted and I declare that there shall be at no time be fewer than two trustees acting in the trusts of my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my will this fourth day of March One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.
John Punchard.7 
Codicil*12 Jan 1901He wrote a codicil on 12 Jan 1901; This is a first codicil to the last will dated the fourth day of March One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine of me John Punchard of Stawell in the Colony of victoria ironmonger having removed my residence with my pictures books papers and photographs from my shop in Main Street Stawell to two rooms erected by me on land in Haiston Street held by my sister Ann Elizabeth Buckland under Miners right title. I hereby confirm the bequest contained in my said will of such pictures books papers and photographs to Joseph Hollow in the said will mentioned and I desire my sister to have the use of for life of the two rooms in which I reside and after her death that they shall go to William James Blanchard with the land on which they are erected and to my old friend James McLean of Number 1228 Market Street San Francisco in the United States of America. I bequeath my gold watch and chain as a memento of our long friendship and in all other respects I confirm my said will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of January One thousand nine hundred and one.
John Punchard.7 
Death*2 Nov 1907 Stawell, VIC, Australia, #D14139/1907 (Age 77) [par John PUNCHARD & Ann ROOKE].8
Land-UBeac15 Jun 1908 PAK-223A.226. Transfer from John Bussell Punchard to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Robert William Chalmers Grieve. 29a 3r 11p - one equal undivided half part (as executors of John Punchard's deceased estate.)9 
Land-Note15 Jun 1908 PAK-223A.226. Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Memo 41337. Joseph Hollow of 387 Swanston Street Melbourne Contractor is registered as proprietor of one undived half part of the within described land as executor to whom probate of the will and codicil of John Punchard who died on the 2nd day of November 1907 was granted 9th day of December 1907.10 
Land-UBeac*15 Jun 1908 PAK-147.148. Transfer from John Bussell Punchard to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Robert William Chalmers Grieve. As to the one fourth part of the land (for this Bessie Wood paid £15)
John Bussell Punchard owned 1/4 ; Joseph Hollow owned 1/4 and the Commonwealth Bank owned 1/2. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Sep 1861: PUNCHARD.—On the 29th ult., at Quartz Reef, Pleasant Creek, Mrs. John Punchard of a son, stillborn.11
  • 5 Nov 1907: Obituary. Mr. John Punchard, ironmonger and timber merchant, Stawell, who had been in business there since 1860 died on Saturday last, 77 years old. He built up a very profitable business and was a consistent supporter of the mining interests of the district. His wife and one son survive.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P2 unit 820, item 104/794
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 414, item 104/794
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 1354, item 104/794.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, debrajoy1956.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 - Mortgage No 110888 - John Punchard - discharged 28 Feb 1895.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-926 - Joseph Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Builder and John Punchard of Stawell Gentleman - proprietors as tenants-in-common - C/T 2356-161.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2058-563 - Joseph Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Builder and John Punchard of Stawell Gentleman - proprietors as tenants-in-common - C/T 2356-161.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3277-394 - Joseph Hollow of No 387 Swanston Street Melbourne Contractor and Robert William Chalmers Grieve of Stawell Accountant - together one equal undivided half part.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2356-161 - Memo 41337. Joseph Hollow of 387 Swanston Street Melbourne Contractor is registered as proprietor of one undived half part of the within described land as executor to whom probate of the will and codicil of John Punchard who died on the 2nd day of November 1907 was granted 9th day of December 1907.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 5 Sep 1861, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5703785
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Horsham Times (Vic.), Tue 5 Nov 1907, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72804930
Last Edited8 Sep 2019

Mary Ann Clifton

F, #23209, b. 10 Mar 1833, d. 12 Jun 1924
Married NamePunchard. 
Birth*10 Mar 1833 Devon, England. 
Marriage*11 Oct 1860 Spouse: John Bussell Punchard. At the house of John B Punchard, Ararat, VIC, Australia, #M3837/1860.1
Widow2 Nov 1907Mary Ann Clifton became a widow upon the death of her husband John Bussell Punchard.2
Death*12 Jun 1924 Byrne Street, Stawell, VIC, Australia, #D7413/1924 (Age 90) [par John Clifton & Mary COLE].2

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
Last Edited8 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Petherbridge

F, #23212, b. 3 Nov 1824, d. 1865
Father*Robert Petherbridge b. 1799
Mother*Elizabeth Blight b. 1801
Birth*3 Nov 1824 Devon, England.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel9 Dec 1856 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Royal Charter sailing from Liverpool
Age 30.3 
Death*1865 VIC, Australia, #D7964/1865 (Age 41) [par Robert PETHERBRIDGE & Elizabeth BLIGHT].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Robert PETHERBRIDGE, Coombe Fishacre, Ipplepen, Devon, England(Head of Household) Robert Petherbridge;
Age 16
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Petherbridge, Annabella Petherbridge, Thomas Petherbridge4

Family

Child 1.Sara Elizabeth Bussell Punchard (Bessie) Petherbridge b. 1860, d. 15 Dec 1932

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#7964/1865 - born Devon."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wayne Cagney.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), travelling together with Annabella Petherbridge age 27.
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1841 Census: HO107; Piece: 228; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Ipplepen; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 11; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 241314."
Last Edited15 Jul 2020

Robert Petherbridge

M, #23216, b. 1799
Birth*1799 
Marriage*1 Jul 1823 Spouse: Elizabeth Blight. Diptford, Devon, England.1
 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Robert PETHERBRIDGE, Coombe Fishacre, Ipplepen, Devon, EnglandHead of Household: Robert Petherbridge. Age 42
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Petherbridge, Elizabeth Petherbridge, Annabella Petherbridge, Thomas Petherbridge.2

Family

Elizabeth Blight b. 1801
Children 1.Elizabeth Petherbridge+ b. 3 Nov 1824, d. 1865
 2.Annabella Petherbridge+ b. 1826, d. 10 May 1861
 3.Thomas Petherbridge b. 1831

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wayne Cagney.
  2. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1841 Census: HO107; Piece: 228; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Ipplepen; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 11; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 241314."
Last Edited15 Jul 2020

Elizabeth Blight

F, #23217, b. 1801
Married NamePetherbridge. 
Birth*1801 
Marriage*1 Jul 1823 Spouse: Robert Petherbridge. Diptford, Devon, England.1
 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Robert PETHERBRIDGE, Coombe Fishacre, Ipplepen, Devon, England(Head of Household) Robert Petherbridge;
Age 40
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Petherbridge, Annabella Petherbridge, Thomas Petherbridge2

Family

Robert Petherbridge b. 1799
Children 1.Elizabeth Petherbridge+ b. 3 Nov 1824, d. 1865
 2.Annabella Petherbridge+ b. 1826, d. 10 May 1861
 3.Thomas Petherbridge b. 1831

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wayne Cagney.
  2. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1841 Census: HO107; Piece: 228; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Ipplepen; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 11; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 241314."
Last Edited15 Jul 2020

Annabella Petherbridge

F, #23218, b. 1826, d. 10 May 1861
Father*Robert Petherbridge b. 1799
Mother*Elizabeth Blight b. 1801
Married NameCutting. 
Birth*1826 Devon, England. 
Marriage*1857 Spouse: David George Larter Cutting. VIC, Australia, #M1304/1857.1
 
Death*10 May 1861 Huntly, VIC, Australia, #D5666/1861 (Age 35) [par unknown].2 
Probate (Will)*11 Nov 1903 CUTTING Annabella the elder of Huntley Victoria, Australia (wife of David George Larter Cutting) died 10 May 1861 Administration London 11 November to Eliza Selmon Petherbridge widow and John Wills dairyman Effects £100 17s. 3d.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Robert PETHERBRIDGE, Coombe Fishacre, Ipplepen, Devon, England(Head of Household) Robert Petherbridge;
Age 13 - born Devon
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Petherbridge, Elizabeth Petherbridge, Thomas Petherbridge4
30 Mar 1851Robert BLIGHT, Watton, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, EnglandAge 21 - Niece - Farmer's Daughter5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Oct 1900: PETHERBRIDGE or CUTTING. ANNABELLA, daughter of David George Larter Cutting and Annabella Cutting (Petherbridge), And THOMAS PETHERBRIDGE, son of Robert Petherbridge, of Devon, England, or next of kin,
    Communicate with HAMILTON, WYNNE, and RIDDELL, Solicitors. 421 Collins-street, Melbourne. Thomas Petherbridge Bella Petherbridge Cutting6

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5666/1861 born Devon."
  3. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1841 Census: HO107; Piece: 228; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Ipplepen; County: Devon; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 11; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 241314."
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1851 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 1873; Folio: 118; Page: 2; GSU roll: 221021."
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 6 Oct 1900, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139156702
Last Edited15 Jul 2020

David George Larter Cutting

M, #23219, b. 1 Jan 1826, d. 29 Mar 1907
Birth*1 Jan 1826 Bacton, Suffolk, England. [par William John CUTTING & Sophia FLOWERDEW]1,2,3 
Marriage*1857 Spouse: Annabella Petherbridge. VIC, Australia, #M1304/1857.4
 
Widower10 May 1861David George Larter Cutting became a widower upon the death of his wife Annabella Petherbridge.5 
Death*29 Mar 1907 Tumut, NSW, Australia, #D2957/1907 [par William & Sophia].6 
Death-Notice*12 Apr 1907CUTTING.— At the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. R. Hargreaves, Woodvale, Tumut, died on March 29, 1907, David George Larter Cutting, aged 81 years. English papers please copy.7 

Grave

  • Tumut New Cemetery, Tumut, NSW, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Aug 1862: THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION AND MR. STRICKLAND. (To the Editor of the Bendigo Advertiser).
    Sir,—On reading a report of a meeting of the Liberal Association, held on last Friday, their doings reminded me of the fable of the Mountain in Labour, and its bringing forth a ridiculous mouse.
    DAVID CUTTING.
    Huntly, 23rd August.9
  • 5 Apr 1907: MR. D. CUTTING.
    The reaper death, has been unusually busy this Eastertide. On Friday last Mr. David Cutting died at the residence of his son-in-law; Mr. R. Hargreaves, of 'Woodvale,' Mondongo, at the ripe old age of 81 years. The cause of death was aneurism of the heart. Previous to his departure he was an indoor patient at the Tumut Cottage Hospital, where he remained for two weeks, being assiduously attended to by Dr. Mason, the matron and nurse, of whom he spoke in the kindest terms ; but a feeling of homesickness came upon him, and on the 17th inst. Mr. Percy Hargreaves took him home. He gradually grew weaker and died very easily on the 29th inst. Born at Baxton, Sussex, in 1826, he came to New Zealand in the year 1850. He was a miller by profession from his youth and had to pay down a premium of £50 before entering on his apprenticeship, and served 5 years without pay. He followed milling in New Zealand for three years, from thence he went to Victoria and was gold mining for awhile with indifferent success. From mining he took to another sphere and travelled for a wine and spirit merchant for about three years. Resigning from that he went storekeepiug on his own account, and in those good old days he had to pay as high as £100 a ton carriage, and bought gold largely. In 1860 he left Victoria, and, coming to Deniliquin, followed milling again for some time. From thence he went to Yass in pursuit of his calling, and after following it there for awhile he came to Tumut and became assistant C.P.S. to Mr. J. F. Blake. Relinquishing that after a time, he entered Coy., millers, at the steam mill on the flat, and subsequently milled for the late Levi Mandelson & Co., and was always considered an honest and trustworthy man. Later he was associated with Mr. D. McGillivray at the Gilmore flour mill. In his latter days he indulged in industrial pursuits, and worked remarkably hard for one of his years, and would not, on account of his independent spirit, accept a comfortable home offered him by his daughter. But years told their tale, and subsequently he was forced to avail himself of her hospitable board.
    Deceased was a staunch, deserving old friend, and the worst you could say of him was, he was always "a man." His father was a hop and malt merchant in Baxter, Sussex, England, and it cost him yearly £1000 in duties. Deceased was married at Castlemaine, Victoria, in 1857, to Miss Anna Bella Petherbridge, of Devon, England, and their offspring was one son who died at two years of age, and one daughter, Mrs. R. Hargreaves, who mourns the loss of a kind and affectionate father. The funeral took place on Saturday last, his remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the new cemetery. Mr. W. H. Hoad was the undertaker and Rev. W. D. Kennedy, performed the last sacred rites.10

Citations

  1. [S71] Email from Kate on 15 Jul 2020.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    gives birth date as 7 Jan, baptism as 17 Jan 1826.
  3. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "gravestone has birthdate as 1st Jan 1826
    Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 15 July 2020), memorial page for David Cutting (1 Jan 1826–29 Mar 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 197120867, citing Tumut New Cemetery, Tumut, Snowy Valleys Council, New South Wales, Australia; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 49891275)."
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5666/1861 born Devon."
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "CUTTING DAVID G L 2957/1907 [par WILLIAM & SOPHIA] TUMUT."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), Fri 12 Apr 1907, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238048068
  8. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 15 July 2020), memorial page for David Cutting (1 Jan 1826–29 Mar 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 197120867, citing Tumut New Cemetery, Tumut, Snowy Valleys Council, New South Wales, Australia; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 49891275)."
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser (Vic.), Mon 25 Aug 1862, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87901957
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW), Fri 5 Apr 1907, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104365039
Last Edited15 Jul 2020
 

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