Laura Jane Rose

F, #23284, b. Mar 1862, d. 13 May 1960
Probate (Will)* 561/476. Laura Jane BUCK Date of grant: 05 Sep 1960; Date of death: 13 May 1960; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Brighton.1 
Married NameBuck. 
Birth*Mar 1862 Stockton, Yorkshire, England, Mar Q [Stockton] 10a 71, Mother's Maiden Surname: Curchin.2 
Marriage*25 Jun 1887 Spouse: Henry Buck. Armadale, VIC, England, #M2997/1887 (BUCK, Henry (born London), ROSE, Laura Jane (born Stockton E.)3
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jul 1887BUCK—ROSE.—On the 25th ult., at the residence of J. A. Walker, Esq., Armadale, by the Rev. G. D. Buchanan, Henry Buck to Laura Jane, third daughter of Thomas Rose, Esq., New Cross, London, S.E.4 
Widow7 May 1933Laura Jane Rose became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Buck.5 
Land-Note*12 Jul 1950 Donald Arthur Stuart. Land bought by Mrs L J Buck and given to the Shire for Pre-school. 
Death*13 May 1960 Middle Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D6154/1960 (Age 98) [par Thomas ROSE & Sarah Jane CURCHIN].6 
Death-Notice*16 May 1960BUCK.—On May 13, Laura Jane, wife of the late Henry Buck, O.B.E., and loved mother of Elsie and Fred Dennett; aged 98 years.
BUCK.—On May 13, Laura Jane, loved grandmother of Sue and great-grandmother of Timothy and Jonathon.
BUCK.—On May 13, Laura Jane, wife of our late governing director Henry Buck, O.B.E.
A token of esteem from the board of directors of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd.
BUCK.—On May 13, Laura Jane, wife of our late governing director Henry Buck, O.B.E.
A token of esteem from the staff of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd.
BUCK.—A tribute to the memory of Mrs. Laura Jane Buck, who passed away on May 13, wife of the late Henry Buck, O.B.E., first governing director of Eyelets Pty. Ltd.
—Remembered by directors and members of the staff of Eyelets Pty. Ltd.
BUCK.—The funeral of the late Mrs LAURA JANE BUCK will leave St John's Church of England, Toorak, Tomorrow, after a service commencing at 2.30 pm for the Springvale Crematorium.7 
AnecdoteHistory (from Henry Bucks website)
Henry Buck was born on the 26th November 1860 in Clerkenwell, London. He was the second child of Thomas, master electro-plater and later a corn factor. He moved to Yorkshire and was brought up in Danby. Henry learnt the soft goods trade at the age of thirteen and suffering from tuberculosis, migrated to New South Wales in 1887 finding a job as a grazier’s farm hand at ‘Manfred’ owned by the Tailor family near Euston. His fiancée Laura Jane Rose joined him but was repelled by life on a sheep station and persuaded Henry to move to Melbourne. On the 25th June 1887 at Armadale the couple married with Presbyterian forms.
Henry worked as a bookbinder’s assistant, losing his job in 1890 after having the ambition to ask for a pay rise, probably a shilling a week. He went into business with a friend and found to his dismay that he had been duped. Rather than take legal action against his friend, Henry took over the shirting fabric shop, the fabrics and equipment. With Laura as the bookkeeper and two machinists, he learned the trade of shirt making, opening a shop on the 25th August 1890 in the fashionable Queen’s Walk off Swanston Street and Collins Street now known as Henry Buck Pty Ltd.
By the turn of the century Henry had built a big factory on the outskirts of Melbourne to manufacture shirts, pyjamas and ties. He also diversified into warehousing and wholesaling and founded Wallace, Buck and Goodes Pty Ltd, the London Tie Co Pty Ltd, Beaucaire Knitting Mills Pty Ltd and Eyelets Pty Ltd.
Henry was a respected figure in Melbourne where he belonged to the Commercial Travellers’ Association, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Master Drapers’ Association of Victoria, as well as in London, where he was a member of the Portland Club. He was an authority on bridge and solo and belonged to the Melbourne Philharmonic Society.
King George V appointed Henry Buck an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1920 for services to the community and business. As well as managing a business involved in retail, manufacturing and wholesaling, Henry had become famous for administering to thousands of returned troops, ferrying them around and providing food and shelter throughout the 1914-1918 war.
Henry Buck died on the 7th of May 1933 in Marylebone, London and was survived by his wife and daughter.
The company moved in 1963 to the new Colonial Mutual Building, Collins Street, where the plush atmosphere of the old store was re-created and remains at 320 Collins Street, Melbourne. There are now three stores in Melbourne, one in Sydney and a thriving online shopping business.
The company has strengthened its’ position in the market place over the years through expansion and consolidation, entrepreneurial initiatives and focusing on its’ 35-65 age group of affluent, corporate and professional, smartly dressed clients. Henry Bucks is one of the world’s great menswear stores and perhaps one of the last of the great menswear retail specialists to remain in family hands to this day.8 

Family

Henry Buck b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1933
Children 1.Nellie Swinburne Buck3 b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 20 Jan 1889
 2.Unnamed Female Buck12 b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 11 Nov 1889
 3.Henry Leslie Buck12 b. 16 May 1891, d. 9 Nov 1891
 4.Doris May Buck12 b. 14 Aug 1893, d. 24 Dec 1912
 5.Elsie Maude Buck+ b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Jun 1939, Sunroom at Austin Hospital. Gift of Mrs. H. Buck
    A new sunroom, presented by Mrs Henry Buck, was opened at Austin Hospital yesterday afternoon. Two nurses from each ward in the hospital provided a guard of honor for the official party.
    Mr. M. Zeltner, president of the hospital, welcomed Mrs. Buck, and in thanking her for the gift expressed the hospital's pleasure and the patients' appreciation of her thoughtfulness.
    Mrs. Buck, declaring the room open, said she hoped that it would bring pleasure and benefit to all who used it.
    Built in a setting of lawns, trees and garden, the sunroom is of brick and glass construction, similar to that at the Caulfield Military Hospital. The interior is finished in a restful pale blue shade, with furnishings to match. It measures 30 feet by 20 feet, and is provided with ample heating and ventilation facilities.
    A plate on the wall is inscribed: — "This building was erected by Mrs. Henry Buck in memory of her beloved daughter, Doris Mary Buck.9
  • 17 May 1950, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. Unveiling of Memorial Wall
    LAST SUNDAY week was the occasion of a very beautiful ceremony here—the unveiling of the attractive wall which now surrounds the monument thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Buck.
    There was quite a representative gathering of district folk, including, prominent officials of the Berwick R.S.L.—the president, Mr. Barker, secretary (Col. Williams), supported by quite a number of their members.
    Cr. C. A. Harris thanked Mrs. Buck for her beautiful gift which will provide protection for the lawns of the memorial and set it off nicely. Major General Morris, who was introduced by Cr. Harris, had the honor of unveiling the wall. Capt. Griffen had charge of affairs up to 3 p.m, and then handed over.
    It was an impressive little ceremony and after it was over all expressed their admiration for this latest ornament to the Village. Brigadier-General Dawson later entertained Mrs. Buck and friends at afternon tea.10
  • 24 May 1950, ACKNOWLEDGING council’s thanks for her generosity in providing the money for the purchase of a site for the Pre-School Developmental Centre at Upper Beaconsfield, Mrs. L. J. Buck said that the gift had given her much pleasure. She hoped the Centre to be established on the land would give pleasure to the residents and the children.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 346, item 561/476
    VPRS 28/ P4 unit 2187, item 561/476.
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Q1 1862, Stockton, 10A 71, Mother's Maiden Surname: Curchin."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 2 Jul 1887, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7948739
  5. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 16 May 1960, p16.
  8. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://henrybucks.com.au/pages/history - viewed 23 Jul 2020.
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 28 Jun 1939, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205628041
  10. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 17 May 1950, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219301518."
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 May 1950, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219301694."
  12. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited27 Jul 2020

Henry Buck

M, #23285, b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1933
Henry Buck
(from ADB)
Birth*26 Nov 1860 Clerkenwell, London, England, Mar Q 1861 [Clerkenwell] 1b 571 (mother SWINBURN.)1,2 
Marriage*25 Jun 1887 Spouse: Laura Jane Rose. Armadale, VIC, England, #M2997/1887 (BUCK, Henry (born London), ROSE, Laura Jane (born Stockton E.)3
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jul 1887BUCK—ROSE.—On the 25th ult., at the residence of J. A. Walker, Esq., Armadale, by the Rev. G. D. Buchanan, Henry Buck to Laura Jane, third daughter of Thomas Rose, Esq., New Cross, London, S.E.4 
Death*7 May 1933 Marylebone, London, England, Jun Q [Marylebone] 1a 563 (Age 72.)5 
Death-Notice*9 May 1933BUCK.—On the 7th May, at London, Henry, dearly loved husband of Laura Jane Buck, aged 73 years.
BUCK.—On the 7th May at London, Henry Buck, adored father of Elsie and Fred Dennett.
BUCK.—The staff of Henry Buck Pty. Limited, Swanston street, and Richmond desire to express their heartfelt sympathy at the death in London of Mr. Henry Buck.
BUCK.—A mark of respect and esteem for the late Mr. Henry Buck from the staffs of Wallace Buck and Goodes Pty. Ltd., Melbourne; Wallace Buck and Goodes, Sydney; and Beaucaire Knitting Mills Pty. Ltd.6 
Anecdote*History (from Henry Bucks website)
Henry Buck was born on the 26th November 1860 in Clerkenwell, London. He was the second child of Thomas, master electro-plater and later a corn factor. He moved to Yorkshire and was brought up in Danby. Henry learnt the soft goods trade at the age of thirteen and suffering from tuberculosis, migrated to New South Wales in 1887 finding a job as a grazier’s farm hand at ‘Manfred’ owned by the Tailor family near Euston. His fiancée Laura Jane Rose joined him but was repelled by life on a sheep station and persuaded Henry to move to Melbourne. On the 25th June 1887 at Armadale the couple married with Presbyterian forms.
Henry worked as a bookbinder’s assistant, losing his job in 1890 after having the ambition to ask for a pay rise, probably a shilling a week. He went into business with a friend and found to his dismay that he had been duped. Rather than take legal action against his friend, Henry took over the shirting fabric shop, the fabrics and equipment. With Laura as the bookkeeper and two machinists, he learned the trade of shirt making, opening a shop on the 25th August 1890 in the fashionable Queen’s Walk off Swanston Street and Collins Street now known as Henry Buck Pty Ltd.
By the turn of the century Henry had built a big factory on the outskirts of Melbourne to manufacture shirts, pyjamas and ties. He also diversified into warehousing and wholesaling and founded Wallace, Buck and Goodes Pty Ltd, the London Tie Co Pty Ltd, Beaucaire Knitting Mills Pty Ltd and Eyelets Pty Ltd.
Henry was a respected figure in Melbourne where he belonged to the Commercial Travellers’ Association, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Master Drapers’ Association of Victoria, as well as in London, where he was a member of the Portland Club. He was an authority on bridge and solo and belonged to the Melbourne Philharmonic Society.
King George V appointed Henry Buck an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1920 for services to the community and business. As well as managing a business involved in retail, manufacturing and wholesaling, Henry had become famous for administering to thousands of returned troops, ferrying them around and providing food and shelter throughout the 1914-1918 war.
Henry Buck died on the 7th of May 1933 in Marylebone, London and was survived by his wife and daughter.
The company moved in 1963 to the new Colonial Mutual Building, Collins Street, where the plush atmosphere of the old store was re-created and remains at 320 Collins Street, Melbourne. There are now three stores in Melbourne, one in Sydney and a thriving online shopping business.
The company has strengthened its’ position in the market place over the years through expansion and consolidation, entrepreneurial initiatives and focusing on its’ 35-65 age group of affluent, corporate and professional, smartly dressed clients. Henry Bucks is one of the world’s great menswear stores and perhaps one of the last of the great menswear retail specialists to remain in family hands to this day.7 

Family

Laura Jane Rose b. Mar 1862, d. 13 May 1960
Children 1.Nellie Swinburne Buck3 b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 20 Jan 1889
 2.Unnamed Female Buck12 b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 11 Nov 1889
 3.Henry Leslie Buck12 b. 16 May 1891, d. 9 Nov 1891
 4.Doris May Buck12 b. 14 Aug 1893, d. 24 Dec 1912
 5.Elsie Maude Buck+ b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1933, Mr. Henry Buck. The death has occurred in England, his many friends will regret to learn, of Mr. Henry Buck, a leading merchant of Melbourne. Mr. Buck became ill last week, and died on Sunday in a London nursing home. Mrs. Buck was with him.
    Born at Danby, Yorkshire, in 1861, Mr. Buck came to Australia in 1887. He was then in extremely delicate health, but after a sojourn of three years on a Queensland station his health had so greatly improved that he came to Melboume. In 1890 he established the men's wear business now known as Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., in Swanston street. As the business grew he extended his activities to manufacturing, and established various businesses, including Wallace Buck and Goodes, the London Tie Manufacturing Company, Eyelets Pty. Ltd., and the Beaucaire Knitting Mills, of all of which he was governing director.
    Mr. Buck was keenly interested in many public movements. The work of the Melbourne Philharmonic Society had his earnest support, and in 1891 he became secretary of the society for a year. He proved to be an executive of conspicuous ability, possessing as he did keen business insight, initiative, and resource, and he guided the business affairs of the society on safe and sound lines. He gave the society a piano, and cancelled a debt of £100 due to him for his services as secretary. After he retired from the secretaryship he continued to take an active interest in the welfare of the society.
    Returned soldiers throughout Victoria remember with gratitude and affection Mr. Buck's many kindnesses and courtesies to them during the war years and for many years afterwards. In 1915 he organised the Red Cross Volunteer Motor Corps, the members of which conveyed returned soldiers from ports of disembarkation to various destinations, and provided health trips for invalid soldiers, sailors, and nurses. In the five years of the corps' existence 21,000 cars were used in the work, and 85,000 returned men and nurses were taken on 921 health trips. Mr. Buck himself, in his own car, never failed to meet a returning transport or hospital ship, and the success of the work was largely due to his untiring efforts as director of the corps.
    His work was recognised with the O.B.E. Mr. Buck was a member of the Victorian Red Cross Council until his death. Offiials of the Returned Soldiers' League expressed yesterday their keen regret at his death.
    Mr. Buck was one of the foremost bridge players of Melbourne. He was an acknowledged master of the legislation of the game, on which subject he was constantly in touch with the Portland Club of London. His rulings on disputed points were continually sought by bridge enthusiasts. Other activities in which Mr. Buck took a lively interest were the work of the Big Brother Movement, the Royal Society of St. George, and all movements which had the interest of the Empire at heart. He was a member of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club, and past president and a life governor of the Master Drapers' Association of Victoria. For about 40 years he had been a member of the Commercial Travellers' Association, and he was among the oldest club members. The flags on the association building were flown at half-mast yesterday.
    Mr. Buck was also a member of the National Safety Council. He was on his 14th visit to England. He is survived by Mrs. Buck and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Dennett. The establishment of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd. will be closed to-day from noon as a mark of respect to the memory of its founder.8
  • 17 May 1933, MRS. HENRY BUCK (by cable from London) conveys her deepest APPRECIATION for every expression of sympathy which has been cabled to her, and for the magnificent flowers that have formed a generous tribute to her husband's memory.9
  • 19 Oct 1933, HENRY BUCK'S WILL. Victorian Estate Worth £100,000
    Assets sworn at £100,051, consisting of £723 realty and £99,331 personalty, were left by the lale Mr Henry Buck, of Swanston Street, Melbourne, and St. Kilda Road, who died in London on May 7.
    By will dated March 3, 1933, testator appointed the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Co. Ltd., and his son-in-law, Frederick William Dennett, executors und trustees of his will.
    After disposing of his personal effects, testator stated in his will that he had made prevision for his wife by assurance of his life in her favor. This money was collected in 1930.
    In addition to this, he bequeathed her a life interest in 25.000 shares in Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., 25,000 preference shares in Wallace Buck and Goods Pty. Ltd., 5000 shares in the London Tie Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd., and 1000 shares in Eyelets Pty. Ltd.
    There was a direction in the will that after the death of Mrs Buck, 5000 shares in the London Tie Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd. shall be given to Frederick William Dennett, and the remainder of
    the shares mentioned, to his daughter, Elsie Maud Dennett.
    Testator also bequeathed two properties at Frankston and Lockwood to the same beneficiary.
    Specific legacies included 5000 shares in the London Tie Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd. to Elsie Maud Dennett and 25,000 shares in Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., 4000 ordinary shares in Wallace Buck and Goods Pty. Ltd., and other shares in Eyelets Pty. Ltd. to Frederick William Dennett.
    The residue of the estate goes to testator's widow for life. After her death £3000 goes to the Melbourne University for a lectureship in transport or a research scholarship, or a fellowship in commerce.10

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Henry Buck (1860-1933), clothing manufacturer and retailer, was born on 26 November 1860 at Clerkenwell, London, second child of Thomas Buck (1819-1886), master electro-plater, later a corn factor, and his wife Ann, née Swinburn. Henry grew up at Bridge House, Danby, Yorkshire, and entered the soft goods trade in Milk Lane, London, in May 1873. Suffering from tuberculosis, he migrated to New South Wales in 1887 and worked at Manfred, a sheep-raising property near Euston. Here his health improved. His fiancée Laura Jane Rose joined him, but was repelled by life on the remote station and they moved to Melbourne. On 25 June 1887 at Armadale the couple married with Presbyterian forms.

Buck worked as a bookbinder's assistant, losing his job in 1890 after rashly demanding an increase in salary. He sought a job with a friend, who had borrowed £50 from him to set up a shirt store, but found that he had been duped. Rather than take legal action, Buck assumed control of the deserted shop and Laura took over as book-keeper. With the assistance of two machinists, Henry learned the trade of shirt cutting and opened a new retail store on 25 August 1890 in the fashionable Queens Walk, off Swanston Street.

Although he struggled in the depression, within a decade Buck had won repute as an exclusive maker of made-to-measure shirts, using the finest English cloth. In the early 1900s he diversified into warehousing and wholesaling, and founded Wallace Buck & Goodes Pty Ltd, the London Tie Co. Pty Ltd and Beaucaire Knitting Mills. At 35 Rockley Road, South Yarra, in 1910 he had built, from designs by architects H. W. & F. B. Tompkins, a two-storey house, Danby. The Bucks lived there until 1926.

Henry and Laura had four children, three of whom had died by 1912. On 26 August 1919 their surviving child Elsie Maude married Frederick William Dennett, an English concert pianist, then on a world tour with Jack Waller's company. Their working honeymoon ended at Bombay, India, when Dennett accepted Buck's cabled offer to join the firm; in 1921 he became a director of Henry Buck & Co. Pty Ltd. About the same time Buck formed Eyelets Pty Ltd, with his enthusiastic and talented son-in-law as the principal partner.

Tall and handsome, Buck was a respected figure in Melbourne—where he belonged to the Commercial Travellers' Association, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Master Drapers' Association of Victoria—as well as in London, where he was a member of the Portland Club. He was an authority on bridge and solo and belonged to the Melbourne Philharmonic Society. Buck discreetly supported many charitable institutions including the Australian division of the British Red Cross Society. In 1915 he set up and directed the latter's Volunteer Motor Corps, providing transport for returned servicemen and nurses after disembarkation and health trips for invalids. He was appointed O.B.E. on 19 October 1920.

In Buck's later years he left the management of the business to the Dennetts and with his wife made fourteen visits to their homeland. Henry died on 7 May 1933 at Marylebone, London, and was cremated, survived by his wife and daughter. His family inherited most of his estate, sworn for probate at £100,054, but his will also provided for several loyal employees, as well as a £3000 scholarship in his name at the University of Melbourne and a £2500 bequest to the Children's Hospital. Laura died in 1960, and the firm moved in 1963 to the new Colonial Mutual Building, Collins Street, where the plush atmosphere of the old store was re-created. Therein, the life of the founder, a celebrated figure in the Australian clothing industry, was commemorated in a display of photographs and memorabilia.11

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1933, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4734615
    states that Henry Buck was born at Danby Yorkshire.
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Q1 1861, Clerkenwell, 01B 571, Mother's Maiden Surname: Swinburn."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 2 Jul 1887, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7948739
  5. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1933, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4734460
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://henrybucks.com.au/pages/history - viewed 23 Jul 2020.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1933, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4734615
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 17 May 1933, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4736171
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Thu 19 Oct 1933, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243192765
  11. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Allan F. Willingham, 'Buck, Henry (1860–1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/buck-henry-12824/text23151, published first in hardcopy 2005, accessed online 27 July 2020.
  12. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited27 Jul 2020

Nellie Swinburne Buck1

F, #23286, b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 20 Jan 1889
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1 b. Mar 1862, d. 13 May 1960
Birth*6 Oct 1888 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B26169/1888.1 
Birth-Notice*2 Nov 1888BUCK.—On the 6th ult., at Egremont, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter.2 
Death*20 Jan 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D97/1889 (Age 4M.)3 
Death-Notice*31 Jan 1889BUCK.—On the 20th inst., at Egremont, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, Nellie Swinburne, infant daughter of Henry and Laura Buck, aged 4 months.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 2 Nov 1888, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6907492
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus.
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Unnamed Female Buck1

F, #23287, b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 11 Nov 1889
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1 b. Mar 1862, d. 13 May 1960
Birth*11 Nov 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B27862/1889.1 
Death*11 Nov 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D14820/1889 (Age 1 Day.)1 
Birth-Notice*23 Nov 1889BUCK. —On the 11th inst., at Egremont, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter (which survived but a few hours).2 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 23 Nov 1889, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8573922
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Henry Leslie Buck1

M, #23288, b. 16 May 1891, d. 9 Nov 1891
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1 b. Mar 1862, d. 13 May 1960
Birth*16 May 1891 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B8453/1891.1 
Birth-Notice*25 May 1891BUCK.—On the 16th inst., at Carisbrooke, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, the wife of Henry Buck of a son.2 
Death*9 Nov 1891 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D13002/1891 (Age 6M.)1 
Death-Notice*11 Nov 1891BUCK. —On the 9th inst, at Carisbrooke, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, Henry Leslie, the dearly loved and only child of Henry and Laura Buck, aged 6 months.3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 25 May 1891, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8656757
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 11 Nov 1891, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8650684
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Doris May Buck1

F, #23289, b. 14 Aug 1893, d. 24 Dec 1912
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1 b. Mar 1862, d. 13 May 1960
Birth*14 Aug 1893 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B18631/1893.1 
Birth-Notice*26 Aug 1893BUCK.—On the 14th inst., at 44 Evelina-road, Toorak, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter.2 
Death*24 Dec 1912 'Danby', Rockley-road, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D16208/1912 (Age 19.)3 
Death-Notice*25 Dec 1912BUCK.—On the 24th December, at "Danby," Rockley-road, South Yarra, Doris Mary, beloved eldest surviving daughter of Henry and Laura Buck, in her 20th year.
BUCK. The funeral of Miss DORIS BUCK will leave "Danby," Rockley-road, South Yarra on Thursday, December 26, at 10 a.m., for the place of interment, Brighton Cemetery.
R. MATTHEWS, Undertaker, Toorak-road, South Yarra.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Dec 1913, IN MEMORIAM. BUCK.—In remembrance of Doris Mary, dearly loved daughter of Henry and Laura Buck, who fell asleep Christmas Eve, 1912.5
  • 28 Jun 1939, Sunroom at Austin Hospital. Gift of Mrs. H. Buck
    A new sunroom, presented by Mrs Henry Buck, was opened at Austin Hospital yesterday afternoon. Two nurses from each ward in the hospital provided a guard of honor for the official party.
    Mr. M. Zeltner, president of the hospital, welcomed Mrs. Buck, and in thanking her for the gift expressed the hospital's pleasure and the patients' appreciation of her thoughtfulness.
    Mrs. Buck, declaring the room open, said she hoped that it would bring pleasure and benefit to all who used it.
    Built in a setting of lawns, trees and garden, the sunroom is of brick and glass construction, similar to that at the Caulfield Military Hospital. The interior is finished in a restful pale blue shade, with furnishings to match. It measures 30 feet by 20 feet, and is provided with ample heating and ventilation facilities.
    A plate on the wall is inscribed: — "This building was erected by Mrs. Henry Buck in memory of her beloved daughter, Doris Mary Buck.6

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 26 Aug 1893, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8684766
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 25 Dec 1912, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10527471
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 24 Dec 1913, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7264652
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 28 Jun 1939, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205628041
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

John Alfred Wilson

M, #23292, b. 1833, d. 23 Sep 1915
John Alfred WILSON
(The Herald, 25 Sep 1915, p12)
Birth*1833 Newcastle, England. 
Marriage*1867 Spouse: Martha Brown Lamb. VIC, Australia, #M2001/1867.1
 
Widower22 Dec 1912John Alfred Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Martha Brown Lamb.2 
Death*23 Sep 1915 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D10257/1915 (Age 82) [par Unknown] - as John Alex WILSON.3 
Death-Notice*25 Sep 1915WILSON. - On the 23rd September, at private hospital, John Alfred, beloved husband of the late Martha B. Wilson, and loving father of Mrs. I. H. Moss, Colonel A. E. Wilson, D.S.O., Mrs. Francis Harman, Mrs. Henry Butler, Mrs. W. J. Polson, and Beatrice, in his 83rd year.
WILSON. - The Friends of the late JOHN ALFRED WILSON are informed that his funeral will leave the Scots Church, comer Collins and Russell street, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Saturday, day, the 25th inst.), at 3.15 p.m., for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.4 

Grave

  • PRES B 4121 and PRES B 4142, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, Sacred in the memory of Martha, beloved wife of John A. WILSON, died on the Sabbath 22 Dec 1912, a perfect wife and mother. Myra Lamb, infant daughter died 17 April 1882. John Alfred WILSON, beloved husband of Martha, died 23 Seo 1915, aged 82 years.5

Family

Martha Brown Lamb b. 1838, d. 22 Dec 1912
Children 1.Alice Frances Mabel Wilson b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 18 Jul 1948
 2.Alfred Ernest Theodore Wilson b. 1870
 3.Pauline Rachel Jane Wilson b. 1872, d. 22 Jun 1939
 4.Lily Maud Wilson+ b. 15 Oct 1873, d. 10 Oct 1931
 5.Beatrice Martha Wilson b. 22 Jun 1875, d. 14 May 1959
 6.Florence Ada Mary Lamb Wilson b. 4 Oct 1877, d. 14 May 1941
 7.Myra Lamb Wilson b. 1882, d. 17 Apr 1882

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Sep 1915, MR. J. A. WILSON DIES. USEFUL CAREER ENDS.
    In the Presbyterian portion of the Boroondara Cemetery, this afternoon, the remains of the late Mr. John Alfred Wilson, one of Victoria's earliest and most enterprising pioneers, were buried.
    Dr. A. Marshall and the Rev. Hume Robertson officiated at the graveside, and also at the service previously held at Scots' Church, Collins street. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. A. A. Sleight. The death occurred on Thursday, at Dr. W. E. Moore's private hospital, after a short illness. Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, the late Mr. Wilson was 82 years of age. He arrived in Victoria in 1852 soon after gold was discovered.
    He immediately went to Ballarat, and was the first to promote limited companies in connection with mining. In 1860 he floated, and was chairman of directors of the Ballarat Freehold, which was worked successfully for many years. He was also a large shareholder in the Don and many other mining ventures in the Ballarat district. Later he went to Walhalla, and held a large interest in the Lily of the Valley and Aberfeldy mine.
    In 1890 he became actively connected with the South Star mine, Ballarat, of which he was chairman of directors for 10 years, and while in that position received the present King and Queen when they first inspected a quartz mine, on the occasion of their visit here in 1901, at the opening of the Federal Parliament. In 1910 he secured the "Reform Dredge" in the Myrtleford district, and last year, although then in his 82nd year, he began a gigantic enterprise at Hurstbridge, where he had erected a cool store capable of holding 40,000 cases of fruit, probably the largest private undertaking of its kind in Australasia. In connection with it he started a fruit drying factory on an extensive scale.
    Until lately the late Mr Wilson was the sole proprietor of the Bijou and Gaiety Theatres and adjoining properties, which he sold to Mr B. J. Fuller.
    He leaves a son, Colonel A. E. Wilson, of the Royal Field Artillery, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in the South African war, and is now serving in Europe, and five daughters. Mrs I. H. Moss, president of the Armadale branch of the Australian Women's National League, who is well known in political circles; Mrs Henry Butler, Mrs W. J. Polson, of New Zealand; Mrs Francis Harman, of Samoa; and Miss B. Wilson.6
  • 27 Sep 1915, OBITUARY MR JOHN A WILSON. MELBOURNE, Saturday.
    The rermains of the late Mr John Alfred Wilson, a very old colonist, and at one time prominent in Ballarat mining circles, were interred to-day in the Boroondara Cemetery. The death took place on Thursday at a private hospital, after a short illness. The deceased gentleman was born in England 82 years ago. Soon after he arrived in Victoria gold was discovered at Ballarat, and he went there to promote a limited company in connection with mining. He floated and was chairman of the Ballarat Freehold. He was also for many years associated with the Don and other mining ventures in the Ballarat district. In 1890 he became actively connected with the South Star mine at Ballarat, and held the position of Chairman of Directors for 10 years. While in that postion he received the present King and Queen on the occasion of their visit there in 1901. Of late years Mr Wilson had resided in the metrepolitan area. He was the sole proprietor of the Bijou and Gaiety Theatres, and a number of adjoining properties prior to their recent sale. His only son Colonel A. E. Wilson, is now serving in Europe.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "John A born Newcastle / Martha B born Glasgow."
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16305/1912."
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 25 Sep 1915, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1564369
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Boroondara cemetery Kew: transcripts of memorial inscriptions and index of names. Viewed at Genealogical Society of Victoria.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Sat 25 Sep 1915, p12
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242399302
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), Mon 27 Sep 1915, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75150431
Last Edited24 Oct 2019

Martha Brown Lamb1

F, #23293, b. 1838, d. 22 Dec 1912
Married NameWilson.1 
Birth*1838 Glasgow, Scotland. 
Marriage*1867 Spouse: John Alfred Wilson. VIC, Australia, #M2001/1867.2
 
Death*22 Dec 1912 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D16305/1912 (Age 74) [par Peter LAMB & McINDOE].1 
Death-Notice*23 Dec 1912WILSON. —On the 22nd December, at "Oberhof," Alma-road, St. Kilda, Martha B., the beloved wife of John A. Wilson.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914150 Alma Road, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Beatrice Martha Wilson.4

Grave

  • PRES B 4121 and PRES B 4142, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, Sacred in the memory of Martha, beloved wife of John A. WILSON, died on the Sabbath 22 Dec 1912, a perfect wife and mother. Myra Lamb, infant daughter died 17 April 1882. John Alfred WILSON, beloved husband of Martha, died 23 Seo 1915, aged 82 years.5

Family

John Alfred Wilson b. 1833, d. 23 Sep 1915
Children 1.Alice Frances Mabel Wilson b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 18 Jul 1948
 2.Alfred Ernest Theodore Wilson b. 1870
 3.Pauline Rachel Jane Wilson b. 1872, d. 22 Jun 1939
 4.Lily Maud Wilson+1 b. 15 Oct 1873, d. 10 Oct 1931
 5.Beatrice Martha Wilson b. 22 Jun 1875, d. 14 May 1959
 6.Florence Ada Mary Lamb Wilson b. 4 Oct 1877, d. 14 May 1941
 7.Myra Lamb Wilson b. 1882, d. 17 Apr 1882

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16305/1912."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "John A born Newcastle / Martha B born Glasgow."
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 23 Dec 1912, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203319490
  4. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Boroondara cemetery Kew: transcripts of memorial inscriptions and index of names. Viewed at Genealogical Society of Victoria.
Last Edited24 Oct 2019
 

NOTE

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