Thomas Bibby Guest

M, #2371, b. 29 Dec 1899, d. 8 Mar 1975

Upper Beaconsfield

Founding President of Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Emma Shorthouse; GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20), VIC, Australia.
Jointly with Billing & Esdaile for RSL2  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Sophia Jane Duval; PAK-223, VIC, Australia.
Bought 6 Dec 1948 from Findlay for £6500, Nancy sold c19753  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) John Stewart; PAK-221, VIC, Australia.
 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) John Stewart; PAK-222, VIC, Australia.
Bought 6 Dec 1948 from Findlay for £6500, Nancy sold c19753,4  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) William Henry Nicholls; PAK-219, VIC, Australia.
Bought 6 Dec 1948 from Findlay for £6500, Nancy sold c19755  
Birth*29 Dec 1899 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B3743.6,7 
Marriage-Notice*9 Mar 1922The engagement is announced of Miss Lulla Mary Gillard, only daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. H. Gillard, "Varoe," Alma-road, Caulfield, to Mr. Thomas Bibby Guest, jun., only son of Mr. and the late Mrs. T. B. Guest, Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn.8 
Marriage*6 Jun 1923 Spouse: Lulla Mary Gillard. Melbourne Grammar School Chapel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4046/1923.7,9
 
Widower22 Jul 1934Thomas Bibby Guest became a widower upon the death of his wife Lulla Mary Gillard.7,10 
Marriage*19 Nov 1935 Spouse: Mary McKenzie Taylor. Melbourne Grammar School Chapel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M12055/1935.11
 
Military*14 May 1940Enlisted for military service: Caulfield, VIC, Australia, Australian Army VX8326 - Discharge 14 Jan 1944 - Captain - CORPS PETROL PARK.12 
Widower5 Jun 1947Thomas Bibby Guest became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary McKenzie Taylor.13 
Residence*Apr 1949 "Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac1 Apr 1949 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd to Thomas Bibby Guest. 18a 2r 27p.14 
Land-UBeac1 Apr 1949 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd to Thomas Bibby Guest. 64a 24p.15 
Land-UBeac*1 Apr 1949 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd to Thomas Bibby Guest. 37a 3r 8p.16 
Marriage*28 Apr 1949 Spouse: Nancy Dawson Hamilton. Presbyterian Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M10669 - married as Nancy HAMILTON.7,17,9
 
Land-UBeac*29 Apr 1954 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Thomas Brady to Thomas Bibby Guest, Arthur George Billing, James Claude Durie Esdaile. RSL.18 
Land-UBeac31 Aug 1964 PAK-223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Nancy Dawson Guest. 24a 2r 26p. They are now joint proprietors of this part of the property.19 
Death*8 Mar 1975 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D5873 (Age 75) [par Thomas Bibby GUEST & Elizabeth Lil WATERS].20 
Death-Notice*10 Mar 1975GUEST. — On March 8th (suddenly) at Yuulong, Upper Beaconsfield, Thomas Bibby, dearly beloved
husband of Nancy, loved father of Suzanne (Mrs W J. Barrett), fond father-in-law of John and loving grandpa of Judith, Russell and Simon. Aged 75 years.
GUEST.—The friends of the late Mr THOMAS BIBBY GUEST are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave St Johns Church of England, Upper Beaconsfield on WEDNESDAY (March 12) after a service to commence at 10.15 am. for the Necropolis Crematorium, Springvale 11.25 a.m.21 
Land-Note*3 Aug 1976 PAK-218.220 (part). Thomas Bibby Guest died on 8th day of March 1975. Probate of his will has been granted to Nancy Dawson Guest of "Yuulong" Upper Beaconsfield Widow and The Unon-Fidelity Trustee Company of Australia Limited of 100 Exhibition Street Melbourne.22 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1978 PAK-219.222. Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Nancy Dawson Guest The Union Trustee Company of Australia Ltd. Transfer as to part G949665 (Lot 1) - C/T 9252-560 / (Lot 2) 7.755ha H9625 - C/T 9271-570 / cancelled as to balance CP 108312 - C/T 9321-067.23 
Land-UBeac9 May 1979 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Nancy Dawson Guest The Union Trustee Company of Australia Ltd. Cancelled as to part. Pursuant to plan of consolidation CP 108312 - C/T 9321-067.24 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1985 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Chelmaness Pty Ltd. 7.546ha.25 
(Witness) Land-Note15 May 1986 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20) James Claude Durie Esdaile is now the surviving proprietor.26 

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia27,28

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 May 1883: THE TARIFF COMMISSION. TUESDAY, MAY. 1. Present-Messrs. Mirams (chairman), Lorimer aud Messrs, M L C's, Zox, M'Intyre, Walker, and Bosisto, M L A 's, Grimwade, and D Munro.
    CONFECTIONERY AND BISCUITS
    H Burrows, of Dillon and Burrows, confectionery manufacturers, stated that they employed about 100 hands. There was a difficulty in getting workmen. Their experience was that very few people able and willing to work were out of employment. The present tarriff was exactly the thing so far as confectionery was concerned. Local competition had brought down the prices of the goods they manufactured. Mr Francis increased the confectionery duty from 1d per lb to 2d. per lb. Lemon peel was imported to a great extent in a partially prepared state, and paid 2d per lb duty. They could not get sufficient lemons here. A good deal had to be done to the imported peel before it went to the grocer. The raw ma terial cost them 6d. per pound besides the duty, and they sold it for only 9d. Some merchants imported the manufactured peel, fit for the shops. The duty on the unpre pared peel ought to be abolished. The duty on shelled almonds was 2d. per pound. That was very large. These almonds were very largely used for various purposes. They cost at home from 6d to 7d. Adelaide almonds cost about 13d. They were perfectly satisfied as to sugar. Queensland sugar was suitable for their industry. The sugar duty was about 10 per cent. If the duty was abolished the public would get the benefit, through compe tition. It was very desirable that local manufacturers should be forced to brand their goods. His industry did not suffer from the prejudice against colonial goods. As to lemon peel, only a few lemons were grown in Victoria. He never bought Victorian almonds. They were sold in the shell, and it would not pay him to buy them in that state. But there was a demand for almonds in the shell. The present duty of 2d per lb on confectionery, sweetmeats, &c., had greatly promoted the growth of the industry. A duty of 1d per pound would not be sufficient protection. He did not export lollies to any great extent. Some of the best kinds of goods were sent to Sydney. There were manufacturers in his line in Sydney. The duty there was 1½d per lb . and on sugar 5s. per cwt.
    R. Black, of Black and Spencer, confectionery manufacturers, stated that he agreed generally with Mr. Burrows. The prices of confectionery before the imposition of any duty were much higher than at present. The manufacturers met monthly, and arranged the prices. If there was no sugar duty or machinery duty he thought the confectionery duty might be reduced. He was about importing some patented machinery, on which he would have to pay £40 duty, and which could not be manufactured here. The prices of confectionery here were now 50s per cwt for boiled, and 60s for dry.
    T. Swallow, of Swallow and Ariell, biscuit manufacturers, deposed that they employed in the biscuit factory about 335 hands, of whom about 170 were lads and girls under 18 years. They could do with more employees of the right sort. The tariff had not affected his industry at all, so far as the biscuit duty was concerned. The duty on biscuits was 2d per lb. But other duties injuriously affected the industry. He was a large exporter. Before the imposition of the biacuit duty a very large proportion of the imported biscuits landed were damaged ship's stores. Now such articles were not limited. The industry had very much increased during tho last two or three years. The biscuit duty set a bad example, and caused an erroneous impression that the industry was being protected. He would like to seo the abolition of the duties on wheat and flour. On " sharps," or pollard, the duty was £2 per ton, and that article could be largely obtained in Adelaide and New Zealand if it was not for the duty. He would also like to see the duties abolished on dried fruits, peels, and almonds. Butter was another important article. He had to import a lot, and the duty was 2d per lb. The Victorian supply of butter was not ample. The machinery duties likewise affected his in dustry. Some industries got their machinery free. He would not object so much to paying duties on machinery that could be manufactured here. He exported biscuits to all the neighbouring colonies, where he could compete with English goods. The article was of a perishable character and that favoured the nearest producers. The biscuit manufacturers of Melbourne had more than once asked the Government to abolish the biscuit duty. The abolition of the duties on sugar and dried fruits, &c., would lead to a general reduction in prices of the articles he manu factured. Sharps were cheaper in New Zealand than here.
    J H Walker, biscuit manufacturer, said that he agreed with Mr Swallow. Ship bread could not be made here as cheaply as in Sydney, because of the higher price of sharps here. If sharps were admitted duty free, we could compete with the other colonies.
    T B Guest, biscuit manufacturer, stated that he employed about 90 hands. He did a very little export trade. As to the machinery duties, they were levied on articles that could not be manufactured here, partly because it was patented. Where a firm made a large number of any particular machines they could of course sell much cheaper than when one of such machines only was made by a firm.
    John Conlon, representative of the Opera tive Bakers' Society, said be had been in the trade 33 years, and in the colony 15 years. The society he represented contained over 300 members. He was deputed to complain of the treatment of journeyman bakers as to wages and hours by their employers. The tariff did not affect the journeymen.
    The CHAIRMAN-I think you should go before the Shops Commission.
    F Kenner operative baker, said that he would like to see English biscuits copied here as to shape and material. If the biscuit duty were removed, there would be more work for operative biscuit millers. Colonial biscuits could compete with the imported article.
    Joseph Henry Walker29
  • 21 Jun 1923: GUEST—GILLARD.
    When Miss Lulla Mary Gillard walked with her father up the aisle of the Melbourne Grammar School Chapel on June 6, to exchange wedding vows with Mr. Thomas Bibby Guest, she was preceded by choir boys, who sang an appropriate hymn. White and pink flowers and palms decked the chapel on this evening, and the Rev. Mr. Arnold performed the ceremony. The bridegroom is the only son of Mr. T. B. Guest and the late Mrs. Guest, "Cestria," Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn, and the bride is the only daughter of Mr. H. Gillard and the late Mrs. Gillard, ''Varoo," Alma-road, Caulfield. She was elegantly gowned in white marocain, with a train of embossed silver tissue.
    She wore her mothers veil of Honiton lace, and a diamond pendant (gift of bridegroom). A shower bouquet of white azaleas and ferns was carried. Frocks of apricot satin lumineaux, and headdresses of delphinium blue and silver tissue, were worn by the four bridesmaids—Misses Ruby McGowan, Bonnie Gill, Nell Alexander, and Joan Whalley. The bridegroom gave to each a string of pearls. Mr. Hector Barrett was best man, and the groomsmen wore Messrs. Hector McGowan, "Mack" Cowan, and Bob Nichol. Afterwards the guests were entertained by the bride's father at supper and dancing at 9 Darling-street, South Yarra. Mrs. T. B. Guest, grandmother of the bridegroom, wore a handsome gown of black panne velvet, embroidered with steelbeads, and hat to match. Miss Gertrude Guest, flame pink embossed velvet georgette. When the bride left for the honey moon at Sydney and the Blue Mountains, she wore a smart navy costume, with touches of cherry red, velour hat to match, and skunk furs. On their return they will reside in High-street, East Malvern.
    The wedding presents included an inscribed silver salver from the staff of T. B. Guest and Co. Lulla Mary Gillard30
  • 17 Jan 1934: Estate of £168,593
    The Union Trustee Company of Australia Limited and Mr. Thomas B. Guest are applying for probate in the estate of Mr. Thomas Bibby Guest, of Glenferrie road, Hawthorn, who died on October 21 and left real estate valued at £9,360 and personal property amounting to £159,233, which goes to his son, Mr. T. B. Guest, and grandchild, Elizabeth Suzanne Guest, aged 3 years, in the terms of the will. There are also assets in New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia.

    The late Mr. Guest was managing director of T. B. Guest and Co. Pty, Ltd. His son is a director of the firm. In a private letter he left, Mr. Guest instructed his son to make certain gifts at his discretion from the income of the estate to members of the firm who have given a certain number of years' service.31
  • 20 Nov 1935: TWO QUIET WEDDINGS - Guest-Taylor
    The marriage was very quietly celebrated yesterday afternoon at the Melbourne Grammar School Chapel of Miss Mary McKenzie Taylor, daughter of Mr. D. M. Taylor and the late Mrs. Taylor, and Mr. Thomas Bibby Guest. The bride was given away by her father and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. P. St. John Wilson. Only near relatives and a very few intimate friends were present at the wedding.11

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Nancy Guest's obit in Village Bell."
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Book 1927-1934 lists DURANT as owner, then 1934-1953 Henry Edward FUNNELL, who sold on 11 Mar 1954 to Tom BRADY, who two months later sold to the RSL (see Guest, Billing & Esdaile). It is these three gentlemen who are listed in the ratebook 1954+1955 (not checked later).
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). "Bosworth" / "Yuulong" - total area 70 acres - PAK-219.222.223.pt60.
  4. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    878/49 JOHN STEWART PAKENHAM 222 19--3--4. 1877 - 1879.
  5. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). "Bosworth" / "Yuulong" - total area 70 acres - PAK-219.222.223.pt60
    before Knox PAK-219 was part of PAK-210.218.219.220
    V. 1123 F. 557.
  6. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B3743."
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 9 Mar 1922, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147418682
  9. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Nov 1935, p15.
  12. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      GUEST, THOMAS BIBBY
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX8326
    Date of Birth      29 Dec 1899
    Place of Birth      HAWTHORN, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      14 May 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      TOORAK, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      GUEST, MARY
    Date of Discharge      14 Jan 1944
    Rank      Captain
    Posting at Discharge      CORPS PETROL PARK
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D7249 (Age 43) [par Daniel Manson TAYLOR & May GRANT]."
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Thomas Bibby Guest of 795 Malvern Road Toorak Director.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Thomas Bibby Guest of 795 Malvern Road Toorak Director.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Thomas Bibby Guest of 795 Malvern Road Toorak Director.
  17. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Gertsch Family Tree - francesgertsch.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Thomas Bibby Guest, Biscuit Manufacturer Arthur George Billing, Oil Company Executive and James Claude Durie Esdaile, Retired Naval Officer all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  19. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - C/T 8531-349 - Thomas Bibby Guest Director and Nancy Dawson Guest Married Woman both of Yuulong Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  20. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5873 (Age 75) [par Thoomas Bibby GUEST & Elizabeth Lil WATERS]."
  21. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Mar 1975, p14.
  22. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Thomas Bibby Guest died on 8th day of March 1975. Probate of his will has been granted to Nancy Dawson Guest of "Yuulong" Upper Beaconsfield Widow and The Unon-Fidelity Trustee Company of Australia Limited of 100 Exhibition Street Melbourne.
  23. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9252-559 - Nancy Dawson Guest of "Yuulong" Upper Beaconsfield Widow and The Union-Fidelty Trustee Company of Australia Limited of 100 Exhibition Street Melbourne (as Executors of the will of Thomas Bibby Guest deceased).
  24. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Cancelled as to part. Pursuant to plan of consolidation CP 108312 - C/T 9321-067.
  25. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Chelmaness Pty Ltd of 1 Yarra Street South Yarra - C/T 9603-218.
  26. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - James Claude Durie Esdaile is now the surviving proprietor.
  27. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
    Cremated 12 Mar 1975 at Springvale Crematorium.
  28. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Thomas Benjamin [sic] Guest born 29 Dec 1899 died 8 Mar 1975.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 May 1883, p9.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 21 Jun 1923, p29
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/146570548
  31. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jan 1934, p6.
Last Edited9 Apr 2021

Nancy Dawson Hamilton

F, #2372, b. 7 Feb 1909, d. 5 Oct 2002
Father*Allan Hamilton b. 1872, d. 1955
Mother*Jane Dawson Leven b. 1883, d. 1963
Married NameIsaacs. 
Married NameRenault. 
Married NameGuest. 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Sophia Jane Duval; PAK-223, VIC, Australia.1
 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) John Stewart; PAK-222, VIC, Australia.1,2
 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) William Henry Nicholls; PAK-219, VIC, Australia.3
 
Birth*7 Feb 1909 Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire, Scotland, #B569/ 20 - as Annie Dawson HAMILTON.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel21 Jun 1923 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship S.S. Benalla with family Allan & Jane HAMILTON (slater 51/wife 39) and William 17, Alexander 16, Marion 6. Previous address: 11 St James Terrace, Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire
Age 14 (as Annie D HAMILTON.)5 
Marriage-Notice*30 Jan 1930Mr and Mrs Hamilton, of Ormond, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy, to Monsieur Henry Renault, of Roubaix. [Illustrated]6 
Marriage*2 Aug 1930 Spouse: Henri Renault. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M7173.7,8,9
 
Divorce*a Sep 1936Nancy Dawson Renault and Henri Renault were divorced a Sep 1936 at NSW, Australia. 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: William Allies Isaacs. VIC, Australia, #M820.10
 
Divorceb 1947Nancy Dawson Isaacs and William Allies Isaacs were divorced b 1947 at Australia. 
Residence*Apr 1949 "Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*28 Apr 1949 Spouse: Thomas Bibby Guest. Presbyterian Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M10669 - married as Nancy HAMILTON.11,8,12
 
RSL*bt 1954 - 1958Officebearer of the RSL Women's Auxialiary President.13 
RSLbt 1964 - 1965Officebearer of the RSL Women's Auxialiary President.13 
Land-UBeac31 Aug 1964 PAK-223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Nancy Dawson Guest. 24a 2r 26p. They are now joint proprietors of this part of the property.14 
RSLbt 1968 - 1970Officebearer of the RSL Women's Auxialiary President.13 
Widow8 Mar 1975She became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Bibby Guest.15 
Land-Note*3 Aug 1976 PAK-223 and PAK-60 (part). 24a 2r 26p. Nancy Dawson Guest Widow is now the surviving proprietor.16 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1978 PAK-219.222. Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Nancy Dawson Guest The Union Trustee Company of Australia Ltd. Transfer as to part G949665 (Lot 1) - C/T 9252-560 / (Lot 2) 7.755ha H9625 - C/T 9271-570 / cancelled as to balance CP 108312 - C/T 9321-067.17 
Land-Note31 Jan 1978 PAK-223 and PAK-60 (part). 24a 2r 26p. Transfer No G949665 - see C/T 9252-560.18 
Land-UBeac21 Mar 1978 PAK-223 PAK-60.222 (part) l/p 119511 (Lot 1). Transfer from Nancy Dawson Guest to Inga Gurli 'Bims' Gunness.19 
Land-UBeac*21 Mar 1978 PAK-222 (part) l/p 119511 (Lot 2). Transfer from Nancy Dawson Guest to Inga Gurli 'Bims' Gunness.20 
Land-Note*14 Aug 1978 GEM-D-6 l/p 51710 (Lot 10), 14 Morris Road. William Hamilton William Hamilton died on 20th April 1978. Probate of his will has been granted to Marion Marshall Hamilton of 6 Hair Court Beaconsfield Home Duties and Annie Dawson Guest of Flat 5 No 9 Gloucester Avenue Berwick Home Duties.21 
Land-UBeac9 May 1979 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from Thomas Bibby Guest to Nancy Dawson Guest The Union Trustee Company of Australia Ltd. Cancelled as to part. Pursuant to plan of consolidation CP 108312 - C/T 9321-067.22 
Death*5 Oct 2002 Berwick, VIC, Australia, (Age 93.)23 
Death-Notice*7 Oct 2002GUEST (Hamilton).—Nancy Dawson, passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2002, aged 93 years. Loved daughter of the late Allan and Jane Hamilton, sister of William (dec.), Alexander (dec.) and Marion.
Beloved wife of Thomas Bibby (Guest) and stepmother of Sue.
Lovingly Remembered.24 
Probate (Will)*22 Nov 2002 NANCY DAWSON GUEST. FASHION INDUS EMPLOY. BERWICK. 05 Oct 2002. 1212795.25 
Village Bell*Dec 2002 Nancy Dawson Guest 1909-2002
Nancy Guest (nee Hamilton) was born in a small town near Glasgow, coming to Australia in 1923 when her family migrated here. In the late 20s she spent some time in France, where she met several French wool buyers. One was Charles Martell who owned a house in Upper Beaconsfield, another Henri Renault whom Nancy married in Melbourne in 1930.
In the 1930’s Nancy and her husband often visited Charles Martel who owned “Mon Desir” now known as Glendower in McBride Road. Martel was a perfectionist, the paths were swept, the garden beautifully kept, and peacocks strutted the grounds. Nancy became very fond of Upper Beaconsfield.
In April 1949 Nancy remarried. Her new husband was Thomas B. Guest, the head of the Guest family, one of Victoria’s leading biscuit manufacturers.
A few months before the marriage Tom bought “Yuulong” in Salisbury Road, almost certainly encouraged by Nancy. After extensive renovations and adding a cottage the Guests moved in during October 1949, and rapidly became active members of the community, their home especially noted for its hospitality.
Nancy was elegant, charming, gracious, a lady with “style”, described by some as a “grande dame”. Intelligent, quick-witted with a great sense of humour, sometimes mischievous, always outgoing and friendly, she was well known for her generosity. She retained her love of Scotland, and had a great repertoire of Scottish songs, which she loved to sing to delighted audience at the end of a lunch or dinner and, if encouraged, would happily recite extracts from Robbie Burn’s poetry.
When the Upper Beaconsfield R.S.L. received its charter in 1951, Tom became the Founding President, a role he filled very capably for 20 years. Fund raising was an important activity, and needed a Ladies Auxiliary.
Nancy agreed to become President of the auxiliary if Nell Fullerton (now Turnbull) would be her Secretary. Both were great contributors for many years.
Nancy nursed Tom for almost four years before he died in 1974. She continued to live at Yuulong for several years, enjoying the lovely garden she had built up over almost thirty years before circumstances forced her to move to Langmore Lane in Berwick, where she spent the remainder of her life.23 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 May 1932: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 and 18.
    THE COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS, OBJETS D'ART. EXQUISITE CHINESE AND PERSIAN CARPETS, CRYSTAL, LALIQUE, FRENCH IVORIES, BRONZES, PEWTER, ELECTRIC-PLATE, CHINA, AVINES. IMPORTED TINNED GOODS, KITCHEN AND GARDEN LOTS, OF MONSIEUR HENRI RENAULT,
    Who Returns Immediately to France, and Orders a Complete Disposal.
    OUR VENDOR Brought MANY BEAUTIFUL ARTICLES of Virtu from Europe on His Visits, and Has Been a Most Discriminating Buyer and Collector During the Last Five Years in Australia.
    Attention is Also Called to the PICTURES, as Most Important Works by STREETON, McINNES, McCUBBIN, HAROLD HERBERT, HILDER, McNALLY, PENLEIGH, BOYD, AND PROMINENT ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL ARTISTS ARE REPRESENTED.
    THE NOTABLE HENRI RENAULT AUCTION,
    TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 and 18.
    DECORATION CO PTY LTD 350 Little Collins Street Henri Renault26
  • 22 Sep 1936: RENAULT v RENAULT. Anna Maria Renault (formerly Hamilton) v Henry Renault. Marriage, August, 1930, at Melbourne, Roman Catholic rites. Issue, adultery with one Jeanne Perca. Decree nisi, Mr. S. G. Webb (instructed by Messrs. John Williamson and Sons) for petitioner. Henri Renault27
  • 28 Dec 1951: HORSES TOOK SECOND PLACE ... Women sought a shady spot . .. AND STAYED THERE
    THERE wasn't even a breeze from the sea to relieve the intensity of the heat at the Mornington Race Club's Christmas meeting yesterday.
    But despite the heat, a huge crowd of determined racegoers attended.
    However, the women were fairly lackadaisical about the actual races and stayed firmly under the big umbrellas in the beer garden, or sat on Mie ground near the fences and shady trees.
    Committee-men's wives helped to look after the many visitors and entertained a number at lunch.
    Mrs. Reg Ansett, wife of the chairman, had Mrs. John Cain and Miss Marjorie Todd, Sydney, with her, also various members of the Ansett family, who are staying with her and her husband at their home, Gunyong Valley, Mt. Eliza.
    Mrs. V. Mayes, wife of the vice-chairman, who is at her Mt. Eliza seaside home for the summer with daughter Judith and son John, had as her guests Mrs. E. B. Coles, Mt. Eliza; Mrs. Sloan Morpeth, Mrs. John Ramsay, and Miss Elizabeth Howitt.
    Other committee wives noticed were Mrs. W. R. Bishop, Mrs. T. B. Guest, down from her Upper Beaconsfield home for the day; Mrs. Bruce Watson, and Mrs. J. Adamson; while other of the lunch guests were Mrs. Harold Brockholt. Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Steele, Mrs. Steele, snr., and Mrs. R. Nesfield. Sir Phillip John Rupert Steele Lady Judith Carre Sharp, Doris Ellen Duckett, Roma Phyllis Hug28

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). "Bosworth" / "Yuulong" - total area 70 acres - PAK-219.222.223.pt60.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    878/49 JOHN STEWART PAKENHAM 222 19--3--4. 1877 - 1879.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). "Bosworth" / "Yuulong" - total area 70 acres - PAK-219.222.223.pt60
    before Knox PAK-219 was part of PAK-210.218.219.220
    V. 1123 F. 557.
  4. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 30 Jan 1930, p64
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146586472
  7. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Charles Wilson from a chat with Nancy Guest at Langmore Lane Berwick 25 Jul 1990."
  8. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Gertsch Family Tree - francesgertsch.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M7173 - Hy RENAULT & Annie Maria HAMILTON."
  10. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M820 Nancy Dawson RENAULT & Wm Allies ISAACS."
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  12. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  13. [S69] Exhibit / Memorial Board, unknown date "unknown cd."
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - C/T 8531-349 - Thomas Bibby Guest Director and Nancy Dawson Guest Married Woman both of Yuulong Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  15. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5873 (Age 75) [par Thoomas Bibby GUEST & Elizabeth Lil WATERS]."
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8531-349 - Nancy Dawson Guest Widow is now the surviving proprietor.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9252-559 - Nancy Dawson Guest of "Yuulong" Upper Beaconsfield Widow and The Union-Fidelty Trustee Company of Australia Limited of 100 Exhibition Street Melbourne (as Executors of the will of Thomas Bibby Guest deceased).
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8531-349 - Transfer No G949665 - see C/T 9252-560.
  19. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9252-559 - G949665 - Inga Gurli Gunness of 15 Madden Grove Kew Director - C/T 9252-560.
  20. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9252-559 - Inga Gurli Gunness of 15 Madden Grove Kew Director - C/T 9271-570.
  21. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9217-214 - William Hamilton died on 20th April 1978. Probate of his will has been granted to Marion Marshall Hamilton of 6 Hair Court Beaconsfield Home Duties and Annie Dawson Guest of Flat 5 No 9 Gloucester Avenue Berwick Home Duties.
  22. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Cancelled as to part. Pursuant to plan of consolidation CP 108312 - C/T 9321-067.
  23. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell 149-2002 p10 Charles Wilson.
  24. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Oct 2002 - viewed online 2011.
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  28. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Dec 1951, p4.
Last Edited25 Feb 2020

Mary McKenzie Taylor

F, #2374, b. 1904, d. 5 Jun 1947
Married NameGuest. 
Birth*1904 Armadale, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*19 Nov 1935 Spouse: Thomas Bibby Guest. Melbourne Grammar School Chapel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M12055/1935.1
 
Death*5 Jun 1947 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D7249 (Age 43) [par Daniel Manson TAYLOR & May GRANT].2 
Death-Notice*6 Jun 1947GUEST.—On June 5, Mary McKenzie, loved wife of Tom B. Guest, and loving mother of Suzanne.3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Nov 1935, p15.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D7249 (Age 43) [par Daniel Manson TAYLOR & May GRANT]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Jun 1947, p18.
Last Edited9 Apr 2021

Lulla Mary Gillard

F, #2375, b. 1899, d. 22 Jul 1934
Married NameGuest. 
Birth*1899 Longford, Leinster, Ireland.1 
Marriage-Notice*9 Mar 1922The engagement is announced of Miss Lulla Mary Gillard, only daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. H. Gillard, "Varoe," Alma-road, Caulfield, to Mr. Thomas Bibby Guest, jun., only son of Mr. and the late Mrs. T. B. Guest, Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn.2 
Marriage*6 Jun 1923 Spouse: Thomas Bibby Guest. Melbourne Grammar School Chapel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4046/1923.1,3
 
Death*22 Jul 1934 Westminster, London, England, buried 17 Oct 1934 at Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, C/E E 0271.1,4 
Death-Notice*17 Oct 1934GUEST.—The Friends of Mr TOM B GUEST are informed that the funeral of his dearly beloved wife, Lulla Mary (Hetty), will leave Sleight's chapel, 138 Flinders street, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 17th October), at 3.30 pm, for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jun 1923: GUEST—GILLARD.
    When Miss Lulla Mary Gillard walked with her father up the aisle of the Melbourne Grammar School Chapel on June 6, to exchange wedding vows with Mr. Thomas Bibby Guest, she was preceded by choir boys, who sang an appropriate hymn. White and pink flowers and palms decked the chapel on this evening, and the Rev. Mr. Arnold performed the ceremony. The bridegroom is the only son of Mr. T. B. Guest and the late Mrs. Guest, "Cestria," Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn, and the bride is the only daughter of Mr. H. Gillard and the late Mrs. Gillard, ''Varoo," Alma-road, Caulfield. She was elegantly gowned in white marocain, with a train of embossed silver tissue.
    She wore her mothers veil of Honiton lace, and a diamond pendant (gift of bridegroom). A shower bouquet of white azaleas and ferns was carried. Frocks of apricot satin lumineaux, and headdresses of delphinium blue and silver tissue, were worn by the four bridesmaids—Misses Ruby McGowan, Bonnie Gill, Nell Alexander, and Joan Whalley. The bridegroom gave to each a string of pearls. Mr. Hector Barrett was best man, and the groomsmen wore Messrs. Hector McGowan, "Mack" Cowan, and Bob Nichol. Afterwards the guests were entertained by the bride's father at supper and dancing at 9 Darling-street, South Yarra. Mrs. T. B. Guest, grandmother of the bridegroom, wore a handsome gown of black panne velvet, embroidered with steelbeads, and hat to match. Miss Gertrude Guest, flame pink embossed velvet georgette. When the bride left for the honey moon at Sydney and the Blue Mountains, she wore a smart navy costume, with touches of cherry red, velour hat to match, and skunk furs. On their return they will reside in High-street, East Malvern.
    The wedding presents included an inscribed silver salver from the staff of T. B. Guest and Co. Thomas Bibby Guest6
  • 23 Jul 1934: MRS. T. B. GUEST. Death in London
    Mrs. Lulla Mary Guest, wife of Mr. T. B. Guest, of Melbourne, has died after a short illness.
    LONDON, July 22.7
  • 24 Jul 1943: GUEST.—In loving memory of Lulla Mary, who passed away from this life July 22, 1934.—Ever in my thoughts. (Margaret.)8

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 9 Mar 1922, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147418682
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Oct 1934, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 21 Jun 1923, p29
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/146570548
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), Mon 23 Jul 1934, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/179933842
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 Jul 1943, p2.
Last Edited9 Apr 2021

Henri Renault

M, #2376, b. 1902, d. 21 Mar 1957
Henri RENAULT
Birth*1902 France. 
Marriage-Notice*30 Jan 1930Mr and Mrs Hamilton, of Ormond, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy, to Monsieur Henry Renault, of Roubaix. [Illustrated]1 
Marriage*2 Aug 1930 Spouse: Nancy Dawson Hamilton. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M7173.2,3,4
 
Divorce*a Sep 1936Henri Renault and Nancy Dawson Renault were divorced a Sep 1936 at NSW, Australia. 
Marriage*1937 Spouse: Jeanne Percq. Woolahra, NSW, Australia, #M9934/1937 - as Joanne Percq and Jeanne Six.5
 
Death*21 Mar 1957 Manly, NSW, Australia, #D2891/1957 [par Louis & Jeanne].5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 May 1932: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 and 18.
    THE COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS, OBJETS D'ART. EXQUISITE CHINESE AND PERSIAN CARPETS, CRYSTAL, LALIQUE, FRENCH IVORIES, BRONZES, PEWTER, ELECTRIC-PLATE, CHINA, AVINES. IMPORTED TINNED GOODS, KITCHEN AND GARDEN LOTS, OF MONSIEUR HENRI RENAULT,
    Who Returns Immediately to France, and Orders a Complete Disposal.
    OUR VENDOR Brought MANY BEAUTIFUL ARTICLES of Virtu from Europe on His Visits, and Has Been a Most Discriminating Buyer and Collector During the Last Five Years in Australia.
    Attention is Also Called to the PICTURES, as Most Important Works by STREETON, McINNES, McCUBBIN, HAROLD HERBERT, HILDER, McNALLY, PENLEIGH, BOYD, AND PROMINENT ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL ARTISTS ARE REPRESENTED.
    THE NOTABLE HENRI RENAULT AUCTION,
    TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 and 18.
    DECORATION CO PTY LTD 350 Little Collins Street Nancy Dawson Hamilton6
  • 2 Sep 1936: MOTORIST COMMITTED. SYDNEY, Tuesday.
    Committing Henri Renault for trial on a charge of manslaughter arising out of a motor car accident, the Paramatta district coroner (Mr. H. Richardson-Clark) said today: "We cannot shut our eyes to the great number of motor accidents, the majority of which are the fault of the drivers. There is a duty placed upon the driver to see that he does not run over people." It was said that a boy, Howard Daniel Creevey, aged 14 years, of Pendle Hill, was killed while walking along the Western road on the night of August 23 with his mother and sister.7
  • 22 Sep 1936: RENAULT v RENAULT. Anna Maria Renault (formerly Hamilton) v Henry Renault. Marriage, August, 1930, at Melbourne, Roman Catholic rites. Issue, adultery with one Jeanne Perca. Decree nisi, Mr. S. G. Webb (instructed by Messrs. John Williamson and Sons) for petitioner. Nancy Dawson Hamilton8
  • 28 Sep 1936: NOT GUILTY. FRENCH WOOLMAN. BOY'S DEATH STRUCK BY CAR.
    Henri Renault, 34, a French woolbuyer, was acquitted at Parramatta Quarter Sessions to-day on a charge of manslaughter arising out of the death of Howard Donald Creevy, 14, who was killed by a car on the Western-road, Pendle Hill, on August 23.
    Adeline Creevy said that about 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, she was walking towards Parramatta with her son and a six-year-old daughter, on the right-hand side of the road. "We were chatting, and all of a sudden I heard a noise as if a car which flashed by had hit something," she said. She added that she found her son's body in the gutter on the right-hand side of the roadway about 50 feet further along.
    Keith Denis Manion, solicitor, of Bellevue Hill, said he was driving a car towards Parramatta when accused passed him at about 40 to 45 miles an hour. Witness had previously seen some people about 200 or 250 yards ahead.
    Tasman Leek, service station proprietor, of Darlinghurst, said the accused passed him at a speed of 50 miles an hour about half a mile before the accident.
    Constable Robert George Coleman said that the accused told him after the accident that he had not seen the boy until he hit him.
    Matter for Jury
    At the conclusion of the Crown case, Mr. Studdert submitted that there was no criminal negligence. The only blame lay in the fact that accused failed to see the people on the roadway. Counsel asked Judge Barton to direct the jury to acquit. The judge refused to do this, but said it was a matter for the jury to say whether they wished to hear further evidence. A juryman intimated that they would like to discuss the matter, and the judge adjourned the court five minutes before the customary lunch hour to enable them to do so.
    The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and Renault was discharged.
    The Crown Prosecutor (Mr. F. W. Barne) appeared for the Crown, and Mr. M. H. Studdert (instructed by Messrs. Davenport, and Mant), for the defence.9
  • 29 Mar 1957: NECROLOGIE. A la suite d'une longue maladie, M. Henry Renault (55) est décédé à son domicile de Seaforth (N-G.S.) le 21 mars 1957. L'inhumation a eu lieu le lendemain au cimetière de French's Forest. Originaire de Lyon, M. H. Renault résidait en Australie depuis quelque 30 ans; il était bien connu dans les milieux lainiers et avait fondé d'autre part à Sydney, outre le Restaurant de l'Ermitage, une firme d'importation de produits français. Maints témoignages de sympathie sont parvenus des amis de la famille à Mme Vve Renault et à Mlle Françoise Renault.10

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 30 Jan 1930, p64
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146586472
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Charles Wilson from a chat with Nancy Guest at Langmore Lane Berwick 25 Jul 1990."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Gertsch Family Tree - francesgertsch.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M7173 - Hy RENAULT & Annie Maria HAMILTON."
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 May 1932, p2.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), Wed 2 Sep 1936, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144613772
  8. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 22 Sep 1936, p6.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Mon 28 Sep 1936, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230022446
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Le Courrier Australien (Sydney, NSW), Fri 29 Mar 1957, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225600661
Last Edited25 Feb 2020

Beatrice Howlett

F, #2381, b. Dec 1862, d. 2 Jun 1936
Note* Very friendly with the Griffins of Kamarooka.1 
Married NameStarkey.2 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Sophia Jane Duval; PAK-223, VIC, Australia.
Sold to Jas Armstrong Reid 12 Jan 19283  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) John Stewart; PAK-222, VIC, Australia.
Sold to Jas Armstrong Reid 12 Jan 19283,4  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) William Henry Nicholls; PAK-219, VIC, Australia.
Sold to Jas Armstrong Reid 12 Jan 19285  
Birth*Dec 1862 Hove, Sussex, England, Dec Q [Steyning] 2b 241.2 
Marriage*1 Aug 1891 Spouse: Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey. Church of St Patrick, Hove, Sussex, England, Sep Q [Steyning] 2b 494.2,6
 
Residence*a 1 Aug 1891 4 Brunswick Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.6 
Probate (Will)2 Nov 1911 Father's probate: HOWLETT James Warnes of 4 Brunswick-place Hove Sussex died 23 August 1911 Probate Lewes 2 November to Francis Howlett and George Stephen Godfree and Cecil Somers Clarke and Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey gentlemen. Effects £121,037 13s. 10d.7 
Correspondence*13 Jun 1913 Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey Dear Cyril, I am quite unable to accept your decision to separate from me, expressed when I saw you recently at Goring, as final.
I do trust that you will reconsider the matter. I now request and beg you to return home and live with me again. If you will do so the past shall be forgotten and I will do my best to make you happy.
Your affectionate wife Beatrice Starkey.6 
Residence1916 Strund Croft, Eynsham, Berkshire, England.6 
Correspondence17 Jun 1916 Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey The Filberts, Goring-on-Thames. Dear Bee.
I am deeply grateful for your generosity in asking me to return to you, and for your promise to forget the past.
I am bitterly sorry for the grief I have caused you, but I cannot alter my decision. Life under the old conditions has become impossible to me, and I can only ask you to forget, and, if possible, forgive me.
This is my final decision.
Cyril Starkey.6 
Divorce*15 Dec 1916Beatrice Howlett and Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey were divorced on 15 Dec 1916 at England Petition Filed 27 Jun 1916 - Decree R.C.R. 15 Dec 1916 (Decree Return to Conjugal Rights), ie no divorce. "In the High Court of Justice (Divorce). Before the Honourable SIR Montague Shearman, one of the Justices of the High Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, in the County of Middlesex. On the 15th December 1916. Starkey B against Starkey C E F. The judge having taken the oral evidence of the Petitioner in support of the Petition filed in this Cause, and having heard Counsel thereon by his Final Decree pronounce that the Petitioner had sufficiently proved the contents of the Petition, and that Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey the Respondent and Beatrice Starkey the Petitioner, were and are lawful Husband and Wife, and ordered that the said Respondent do within 14 days from the service of this Order on him return home to Petitioner and render to her conjugal rights, and within a like time file in the Divorce Registry a certificate that he has so done, and condemned the said Respondent in the costs incurred and to be incurred on behalf of the said Petitioner in this cause."6 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Mar 1920 Sailing with Muriel May Starkey to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Ormonde on the Orient Line
Age 57.8
Land-UBeac17 Jan 1921 PAK-223. Transfer from George Hodges Knox to Beatrice Starkey.9 
Land-UBeac*17 Jan 1921 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 48 part). Transfer from George Hodges Knox to Beatrice Starkey.10 
Land-UBeac17 Jan 1921 Former government road. Transfer from George Hodges Knox to Beatrice Starkey. Part of former government road.11 
Land-UBeac17 Jan 1921 PAK-219.222. Transfer from George Hodges Knox to Beatrice Starkey. 19a 3r 4p + 19a 2r 34p.12 
Residence*bt 1928 - 1936 Burnham Avenue, West Dene/Bognor Regis, Sussex, England.13 
Land-UBeac*24 Feb 1928 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Beatrice Starkey to James Armstrong Reid. 64a 24p.14 
Death*2 Jun 1936 Chichester, Sussex, England, Jun Q [Chichester] 2b 582 (Age 74.)15 
Probate (Will)*15 Jul 1936 STARKEY Beatrice of Westdene Burnham-avenue Bognor Regis Sussex single woman died 2 June 1936 probate London 15 July to Barclays Bank Limited. Effects £7592 13s. 10d. Resworn £7599 15s. 1d.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871James W HOWLETT, 3 Brunswick Place, Hove, Sussex, EnglandAge 8 - Scholar. Father is a widower, aged 43, Attorney & Solicitor. There are two younger sisters.17
5 Apr 1891John C QUENNELL, High Street, Brentwood, Essex, EnglandAge 28 - Visitor18
31 Mar 19011 Tisbury Road, Hove, Sussex, England(Head of Household) Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey;
Age 37
Member(s) of Household: Muriel May Starkey, Gladys Winifred Starkey, Vera Maud Starkey19
2 Apr 19118 Salisbury Road, Hove, Sussex, England(Head of Household) Cyril Edgar Frodsham Starkey;
Age 48 - married 19 years 3 children
Member(s) of Household: Muriel May Starkey, Gladys Winifred Starkey, Vera Maud Starkey20
1922"Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Statham Mabel Statham.21
bt 1924 - 1927"Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.22,23,24,25

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Dec 1922: Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ledingham are spending Christmas with Mrs. Starkey at her lovely home at Upper Beaconsfield, which she bought recently from Mr. George Knox. Mrs. Starkey is giving a large party and Christmas tree on Christmas Day to all the children in the district, including many of the new English settlers who would otherwise have a very lonely Christmas.26
  • 28 Dec 1922: Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ledingham leave early in the new year for America and England. They spent Christmas at Upper Beaconsfield, where they were the guests of Mrs. Starkey.27
  • 28 Dec 1922: Mrs. Starkey gave a large party and Christmas tree on Christmas Day at her beautiful home at Upper Beaconsfield, quite in the old time baronal way, for she entertained all the children of the district and the new English settlers. Mrs. Starkey has only recently acquired this home, having bought it from Mr. George Knox.27
  • 20 Jan 1928: Mrs Starkey, who is shortly returning to England, has sold her property, known as Youlong. Some years ago Mrs. Starkey purchased the property from Mr. Knox. M.L.A. The present purchaser is Mr. James A. Reid, a grazier from New South Wales. James Armstrong Reid28
  • 11 Feb 1928: THURSDAY NEXT. At Eleven O'clock.
    At 362 Little Collins Street
    LEONARD JOEL Will Hold His REGULAR WEEKLY AUCTION SALE,
    Including a Fine Collection of ANTIQUES AND FURNITURE,
    The Antique Section is on Account of Mrs. B. STARKEY, and has been removed from Youlong, Upper Beaconsfield.
    ...
    Comprising
    3 Antique Mahogany Chippendale Chairs,
    Louis XIV. China Cabinet.
    Satinwood Hepplewhite China Cabinet.
    Satinwood Hepplewhite Bureau.
    Antique Mahogany Card Table.
    Inlaid Mahogany Writing Table.
    Antique Mahogany Sofa Card Table.
    Antique Mahogany Sideboard.
    Very Fine Antique Mahogany 10ft. Extension Dining Table,
    Fine Set 12 Antique Mahogany Dining Chairs,
    Upholstered in Real Morocco Lamb,
    Antique Mahogany Couch and Easy Chair to Match.
    Antique Louis XIV. Tier Table.
    Antique Oyster Walnut Queen Ann Secretaire.
    Mahogany Drop-side Oval Dining Table.
    Antique Mahogany Wardrobe.
    Antique Mahogany Dressing Table.
    Antique Mahogany Toilet Mirror.
    Pair Antique Mahogany Beds.
    Pair Antique Papier-mache Hand Screens.
    Antique Gilt Wall Mirror.
    Pair Sheffield Plate 5-Branch Candelabras.
    Antique Mahogany Wine Cooler.
    Spanish Mahogany Rug Box.
    Old Mahogany Bedside Table,
    Pair Old Yorkshire Ribbon-back Chairs.
    Mahogany Dressing Stool.
    Large Nest Drawers in Spanish Mahogany.
    Antique Mahogany Wine Table.
    Pair Antique Silver Candlesticks, George IV.
    Old China, Brass, Copper.
    Old Baxter Prints, &c.
    ...
    All Household Effects.
    ON VIEW WEDNESDAY NEXT.
    LEONARD JOEL,
    LEONARD JOEL,
    Auctioneer, 362 Little Collins Street.29
  • 29 Sep 1928: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17. At Half-past Two O'clock. In the Auction-room, ORIENT LINE BUILDING, 352 COLLINS STREET. SALE BY AUCTION.
    YUULONG, UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    SPLENDID WEATHERBOARD VILLA, Containing 12 Rooms, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Pantry, Sewered, Air Gas Throughout
    Extensive Outbuildings, Garage, Laundry, Stable, Fowlpens, &c.
    LAND 61 ACRES, of Which 15 Acres Are Cleared.
    Large Flower, Fruit, and Vegetable Gardens,
    Title, Certificate
    TERMS.-One-third Cash, Balance In 3 Yrs., at 6½ Per Cent.
    Situate 4 Miles from the Officer Railway Station, 2 Miles from Upper Beaconsfield Post-office, 35 Miles from G.P.O., Melbourne.
    Excellent High Position, Commanding Magnificent Views Over Westernport Bay.
    For Orders to View and Fuller Particulars
    Apply to K GARDNER and LANG, Auctioneers. 80 Swanston Street30

Citations

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  4. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    878/49 JOHN STEWART PAKENHAM 222 19--3--4. 1877 - 1879.
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    before Knox PAK-219 was part of PAK-210.218.219.220
    V. 1123 F. 557.
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    The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Class: J 77; Piece: 1253.
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    Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.
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    Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Outwards Passenger Lists. BT27. Records of the Commercial, Companies, Labour, Railways and Statistics Departments. Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.
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  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3977-351 - Beatrice Starkey of Upper Beaconsfield Gentlewoman - C/T 4414-734.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-557 + C/T 1127-265 - Beatrice Starkey of Upper Beaconsfield Gentlewoman- C/T 4414-734.
  13. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, British Phone Books.
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  17. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1871 census: Class: RG10; Piece: 1092; Folio: 118; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827504.
    James W Howlett 43 ; Frances Howlett 35 (sister) ; Beatrice Howlett 8 ; Edith A Howlett 7 ; Marianne E Howlett 6 ; Marion H Cruthcott 20 (Governess) ; Emma Stovanan 28 (Housemaid) ; Sophia Coles 37 (Cook) ; Elizabeth A Crowhurst 19 (Young Ladies Maid)."
  18. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 1381; Folio: 48; Page: 49; GSU Roll: 6096491."
  19. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 936; Folio: 77; Page: 10.
    Cyril E F Starkey      37
    Beatrice Starkey      37
    Murriel H Starkey      8
    Gladys D Starkey      7
    Vera M Starkey      4
    Helen L Standing      19
    Caroline A Hobbs      19
    Alice E Warman      24."
  20. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1911 census : Class: RG14; Piece: 5181; Schedule Number: 120.
    Cyril Edgar Fraddan Starkey 47 ; Beatrice Starkey 48 ; Muriel May Starkey 18 ; Gladys Winifred Starkey 17 ; Vera Maud Starkey 14 ; Agnes May Holeman 28 ; Elsie Eva White 25 ; Ethel Jenner 36 (servants)."
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  24. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  25. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 23 Dec 1922, p45.
  27. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Dec 1922, p29.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jan 1928, p6.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Feb 1928, p2.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Sep 1928, p3.
Last Edited6 Jan 2019

Isaiah Joseph Cordner

M, #2382, b. 1860, d. 6 Jul 1934
Probate (Will)* Isaiah J Cordner. Ex Bank Manager. Camberwell. 06 Jul 1934. 266/183.1 
Birth*1860 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B11699 [par Henry CORDNER & Martha HISLOP].2 
Marriage*15 Oct 1885 Spouse: Jessie Walker. VIC, Australia, #M6697.
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Oct 1885CORDER—WALKER.—On the 15th inst, at the residence of the brides mother, by the Rev. Dr. Nish, Isaiah Joseph, second son of Henry Cordner of St Kilda, to Jessie, second daughter of the late William Walker, of Eaglehawk.3 
Widower30 Sep 1901Isaiah Joseph Cordner became a widower upon the death of his wife Jessie Walker.4 
Marriage*11 Nov 1902 Spouse: Mabel Emilie MacKay. Kilmore, VIC, Australia, #M7699.5
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Dec 1902CORDNER—McKAY. —On the 11th November, at Kilmore, by Rev. John Steele, Isaiah Joseph, son of Henry Cordner, of St. Kilda, to Mabel Emilie, youngest daughter of R. D. McKay, of Laurelvale, Kilmore.6 
Death*6 Jul 1934 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D5771 (Age 73.)7 
Death-Notice*7 Jul 1934CORDNER.—On the 6th July (suddenly), at his residence, 1 Fermanagh street, Camberwell, Isaiah Joseph, beloved husband of Mabel Emilie Cordner, aged 73 years. (Private interment.)8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931"Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Mabel Emilie Cordner. With Ronald Kennedy Cordner Joan Blair Cordner.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Jan 1932: BUSH FIRES. DAMAGE AT BEACONSFIELD. 200 Beaters Fight to Save Houses.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER Monday - One of the largest fires the district has known occurred on Friday and Saturday, when a strong wind fanned fires that had been burning in the gullies, and they swept through the thick scrub. One fire threatened Mr McMillan's house and the apple and lemon orchard around the house was seriously damaged. On the Officer road, east of the township, a fire burned around the property of Mr Cordner, and destroyed a summerhouse. On Saturday the wind blew with greater force, and the fire, which had damaged Mr McMillan's property, raged the gully toward the houses on St George's road on top of the ridge. All the assistance available was called out and it was only through the untiring efforts of the fire-fighters assisted by the Berwick and Dandenong fire brigades that the position was made safe by evening. Three beaters had a strenuous fight to save Mr Cordner's buildings, and immediately afterwards Kyogle, which is built on one of the upper spurs leading to the ridge along which St George's road runs was threatened. The beaters had eventually to leave the house to the fire, which burnt up to it, but did not set it on fire. By this time 200 men were fighting the fires. The postmistress tendered invaluable help keeping all parts of the district in touch with developments.
    The efforts of the fire-fighters on Saturday were successful in saving the houses on the west side of the township but the fire was not extinguished. It continued to burn up the gullies farther to the west. The wind increased on Sunday morning, and blew the flames to the north.
    Danger was threatened at the back of Mrs Keeble's and Mrs Gough's houses, but there were enough volunteers to prevent any damage. In the early afternoon some of the properties on the old Harkaway road were threatened, and a party of fighters went out to them. By early evening they had saved the situation.
    On the east side of the township the house occupied by Mr Savery and one owned by Mr Berglund were in danger. The wind had changed to the east, and an urgent message was sent for assistance, as the flames were travelling rapidly up the hill toward the properties. Helpers were sent by car, and after a strenuous fight they saved the houses and outbuildings, al though some of the beautiful hedges and the garden of Mr Berglund's property were much burned.
    The flames were subdued until this afternoon, when a fresh outbreak occurred at the bottom of Judge Bevan's property and threatened to destroy Mrs Wheeler's house. A large number of helpers got the fire under control, and then they left hurriedly to burn a break against a fire which was burn ing up the steep gully below Judge Bevan's house.
    The whole of the hills from the Beaconsfield road to the top of the ridge have been swept. Thousands of acres have been burnt on the east side of the township.10
  • 21 Jan 1932: One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done. Country Fire Authority Charles Alexander Berglund, Frederick Duncan Love, Olive May Elliott, Jessie Mabel McLean, Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean, David McDonald, Major Charles William Campbell, Thomas Gilpin, John Harkins, Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith, William John Harvey-Smith, Mabel Lilian Mortagne, David Norman McBride, Rev Thomas William Greenwood, Walter Fergus Robinson, James Cuming Campbell, Jeanne Shepherd Deville, John Hayman Thomas Ellis, James William Goff Claydon, Colin Wright, John 'Pop' Binding, Walter Henry Brown, Thomas Orr McMillan11
  • 10 Jul 1934: NOTICE is herby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria in its probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the LAST WILL (dated 20th January, 1922) of ISAIAH JOSEPH CORDNER formerly of Malvern but late of 1 Fermanagh street Camberwell, both in the state of Victoria, retired bank manager deceased, may be granted to Mabel Emilie Cordner of 1 Fermanagh street Camberwell aforesaid widow the sole executrix named in and appointed by the said will.
    Dated this tenth day of July, 1934.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2610; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 933.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B11699 [par Henry CORDNER & Martha HISLOP]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 Oct 1885, p1.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D9213 (Age 36) [par William WALKER & Jane COYLEAN]."
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7699."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Dec 1902, p9.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Jul 1934, p13.
  9. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Jan 1932, p7.
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), 21 Jan 1932, p4.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Jul 1934, p13.
Last Edited27 Jun 2018

Mabel Emilie MacKay

F, #2386, b. 1881, d. 7 Jul 1969
Probate (Will)* Mabel Emilie Cordner. Widow. Blackburn. 07 Jul 1969. 693/757.1 
Married NameCordner. 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Sophia Jane Duval; PAK-223, VIC, Australia.
Rates from 30 Oct 1930 - 64 acres - bought from James Armstrong Reid2  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) John Stewart; PAK-222, VIC, Australia.
Rates from 30 Oct 1930 - 64 acres - bought from James Armstrong Reid2,3  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) William Henry Nicholls; PAK-219, VIC, Australia.
Rates from 30 Oct 1930 - 64 acres - bought from James Armstrong Reid4  
Birth*1881 
Marriage*11 Nov 1902 Spouse: Isaiah Joseph Cordner. Kilmore, VIC, Australia, #M7699.5
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Dec 1902CORDNER—McKAY. —On the 11th November, at Kilmore, by Rev. John Steele, Isaiah Joseph, son of Henry Cordner, of St. Kilda, to Mabel Emilie, youngest daughter of R. D. McKay, of Laurelvale, Kilmore.6 
Land-UBeac*17 Nov 1930 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from James Armstrong Reid to Mabel Emilie Cordner. 64a 24p.7 
Widow6 Jul 1934She became a widow upon the death of her husband Isaiah Joseph Cordner.8 
Land-UBeac*4 Jan 1939 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Mabel Emilie Cordner to Marion May Cruthers. 64a 24p.9 
Death*7 Jul 1969 Blackburn, VIC, Australia, #D14561 (Age 88) [par Ronald MACKAY & Kennedy Emilie KNIGHT].8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931"Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Isaiah Joseph Cordner. With Ronald Kennedy Cordner Joan Blair Cordner.10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 522; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 77.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). "Bosworth" / "Yuulong" - total area 70 acres - PAK-219.222.223.pt60.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    878/49 JOHN STEWART PAKENHAM 222 19--3--4. 1877 - 1879.
  4. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). "Bosworth" / "Yuulong" - total area 70 acres - PAK-219.222.223.pt60
    before Knox PAK-219 was part of PAK-210.218.219.220
    V. 1123 F. 557.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7699."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Dec 1902, p9.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Mabel Emilie Cordner of 6 Anzac Street Murrumbeena Married Woman.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Marion May Cruthers of 24 Central Park Road East Malvern Married Woman.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
Last Edited6 Jan 2019

Albert Daley Finlay

M, #2395, b. 1881, d. 16 Feb 1962
(Owner) UBeac-Prop "The Steyne" / "Kia Ora" /"Newstead" / "Newstead Forest", PAK-CA123.125.pt129 (53ac), 85 A'Beckett Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.
From CHIRNSIDE 19 May 1948. Bought for £2700. Sold to D J FULLERTON 14 Feb 1949. (NEWSTEAD FOREST Now called No. 85 a'Beckett Road

Original Crown Grant to William Adams in 1881 (18 acres 3 roods and 11 perches - For which he paid £19)

March 1882 - Transfer to The Univeral Permanent Building Society
21st Feb 1883 Transfer to Caroline Mercy Alice Moon ("The Steyne") - who built an attractive cottage on the block.
10th April 1888 Transfer to Amelia Maria Noble wife of Richard Noble of "The Steyne."
1888. Mortgaged to Alexander Kirkwood.
1889. Another mortgage to Kirkwood.
Richard Noble - an orchardist had 4 sons. Richard was President of the Gembrook and Beaconsfield Fruit Grower. After 15 years living in the village, he was one of three people to be given an Illustrated Address on his departure.
No record of discharge of mortgage - But Title went to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood, marine engineer in May 1903. Whilst in the care of the Kirkwoods it became a Guest House.
In May 1924 sold as a going concern to Katie Hudson - Ken Hudson's mum - A guest house and an orchard. Mrs Hudson thought "The Steyne" rather forbidding for a boarding house and changed the name to "Kia Ora" about 1924.

In 1940 it went to Lalla Jaeger a trained nurse who called it "Newstead"
1941. to Beryl Potter
1944 to John Bruce Chirnside and his wife Frances
1948 to Albert Daley Findlay - Malvern Star manufacturer - To the Fullertons same day.

When sold in 1992 Described as "A charming Victorian period family home of unique character set in and English style garden with croquet lawn. It is surrounded by bushland and paddocks with a gully running through native fernery and commands sweeping views over the countryside to Westernport Bay. The property comprises 9 main rooms, two bathrooms, country style kitchen."
Mrs David J Fullerton -nee Ramsay owned the property from 1948 until Oct 1992. About 15 years ago Nell married Spot Turnbull - Senator Turnbull.

In 1993 there were 2 titles. 13 acres over the road - 19 acres on the eastern side with the house.)1 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Thomas Maitland Adams; PAK-pt 129, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.
From CHIRNSIDE 19 May 1948. Bought for £2700. Sold to D J FULLERTON 14 Feb 1949.  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) William Adams; PAK-125, VIC, Australia.
From CHIRNSIDE 19 May 1948. Bought for £2700. Sold to D J FULLERTON 14 Feb 1949.2,3  
Probate (Will)* Albert Daly Finlay. Rtd Company Director. St Kilda. 16 Feb 1962. 581/894.4       
Birth*1881 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B1063 [par James FINLAY & Margaret DALEY].5 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Maggie Stewart Salmon Sturrock. VIC, Australia, #M3211.5
 
Land-UBeac8 Jun 1948 PAK-123.125. Transfer from John Bruce Chirnside Frances Mary Chirnside to Albert Daley Finlay. 38a 3r 9p.6 
Land-UBeac*8 Jun 1948 PAK-129 (part), now 80 A'Beckett Road. Transfer from John Bruce Chirnside Frances Mary Chirnside to Albert Daley Finlay. 13a 3r 38p.7 
Land-UBeac*8 Jun 1948 PAK-123.125. Transfer from Albert Daley Finlay to David John Fullerton Ellen Grace Carlotta 'Nell' Fullerton. 38a 3r 9p.8 
Land-UBeac8 Jun 1948 PAK-129 (part), now 80 A'Beckett Road. Transfer from Albert Daley Finlay to David John Fullerton Ellen Grace Carlotta 'Nell' Fullerton. 13a 3r 38p.9 
Death*16 Feb 1962 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D3582 (Age 82.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Bowen Crescent, North Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: cycle-builder. With Maggie Stewart Salmon Finlay.10

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"NEWSTEAD FOREST Now called No. 85 a'Beckett Road

    Original Crown Grant to William Adams in 1881 (18 acres 3 roods and 11 perches - For which he paid £19)

    March 1882 - Transfer to The Univeral Permanent Building Society
    21st Feb 1883 Transfer to Caroline Mercy Alice Moon ("The Steyne") - who built an attractive cottage on the block.
    10th April 1888 Transfer to Amelia Maria Noble wife of Richard Noble of "The Steyne."
    1888. Mortgaged to Alexander Kirkwood.
    1889. Another mortgage to Kirkwood.
    Richard Noble - an orchardist had 4 sons. Richard was President of the Gembrook and Beaconsfield Fruit Grower. After 15 years living in the village, he was one of three people to be given an Illustrated Address on his departure.
    No record of discharge of mortgage - But Title went to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood, marine engineer in May 1903. Whilst in the care of the Kirkwoods it became a Guest House.
    In May 1924 sold as a going concern to Katie Hudson - Ken Hudson's mum - A guest house and an orchard. Mrs Hudson thought "The Steyne" rather forbidding for a boarding house and changed the name to "Kia Ora" about 1924.

    In 1940 it went to Lalla Jaeger a trained nurse who called it "Newstead"
    1941. to Beryl Potter
    1944 to John Bruce Chirnside and his wife Frances
    1948 to Albert Daley Findlay - Malvern Star manufacturer - To the Fullertons same day.

    When sold in 1992 Described as "A charming Victorian period family home of unique character set in and English style garden with croquet lawn. It is surrounded by bushland and paddocks with a gully running through native fernery and commands sweeping views over the countryside to Westernport Bay. The property comprises 9 main rooms, two bathrooms, country style kitchen."
    Mrs David J Fullerton -nee Ramsay owned the property from 1948 until Oct 1992. About 15 years ago Nell married Spot Turnbull - Senator Turnbull.

    In 1993 there were 2 titles. 13 acres over the road - 19 acres on the eastern side with the house."
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3886 15/49 WILLIAM ADAMS PAKENHAM 125 18--3--13. 1876 - 1882.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2575; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 424.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2955-857 - Albert Daley Finlay of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Manufacturer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6722-218 - Albert Daley Finlay of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Manufacturer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2955-857 - David John Fullerton Flax Expert and Ellen Grace Carlotta Fullerton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6722-218 - David John Fullerton Flax Expert and Ellen Grace Carlotta Fullerton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield.
  10. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
Last Edited19 Nov 2019

Joseph Arthur Richardson

M, #2398, b. 25 Oct 1879, d. 4 Jun 1942
Judge Joseph Arthur RICHARDSON
(1883-1942)
Birth*25 Oct 1879 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B23179.1,2 
Marriage*16 Nov 1904 Spouse: Eugenie Margaret McCrea. Independent Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M7740.3
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Dec 1904RICHARDSON-McCREA.—On the 16th November, 1904, at the Independent Church, Kew Joseph Arthur Richardson, LL.B. (Lond.) eldest son of the late Samuel Alfred Richardson, of Hawthorn, and of Bessie Maria Webster, of Harrogate, England, to Eugenie Margaret, eldest daughter of John Falding and Eugenia McCrea, of Barry-street, Kew.4 
Death*4 Jun 1942 20 Barry Street, Kew, VIC, Australia, #D5520 (Age 62) [par Samuel Alfred RICHARDSON & Bessie Maria WALKER].5 
Death-Notice*6 Jun 1942RICHARDSON.— On June 5, at his residence, 20 Barry-street, Kew, Joseph Arthur, loved husband of E. Margaret Richardson, loved father of Margaret (Mrs. C. Denis Ryan, Adelaide), A. Leighton (Capt. A.M.F.. Duntroon); John W. (Beaconsfield Upper) and J. Falding (Kew), loved granddad of Meredith and Veronica Ryan and Timothy and Garry Richardson.
RICHARDSON. - The Funeral of the late JOSEPH ARTHUR RICHARDSON (Judge of the County Court, of Victoria) will leave his residence, 20 Barry street, Kew, THIS DAY at 2.15 pm, for the Fawkner Crematorium.6 

Family

Eugenie Margaret McCrea b. 19 Mar 1883, d. 6 Jul 1965
Children 1.Arthur Leighton Richardson+ b. 27 May 1907, d. 19 Apr 1985
 2.John Winton Richardson+ b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 27 Dec 1964

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jun 1942: SUDDEN DEATH OF JUDGE
    Sincere regret was expressed by all branches of the legal profession yesterday when news was received of the sudden death at 8.30 am yesterday of Judge Richardson aged 62.
    His death came as a great shock to his many friends as the judge had presided in General Sessions on Thursday, and was to have officiated in the same jurisdiction yesterday.
    Appointed a judge of the County Court in February, 1936, Judge Richardson endeared himself to a wide circle of friends as a modest and genial personality. Educated at an English public school, Judge Richardson was admitted to the Inner Temple London, in 1901. Returning to Australia he was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1905. Succeeding Mr W K Fullagar, KC he became lecturer on the Law of Wrongs at Melbourne University and later lecturer on Law of Evidence and Procedure. He leaves a widow, 3 sons and a married daughter.
    When appointed to the County Court Bench Judge Richardson brought a wide experience of ad- ministration of criminal law and equity, much of which was gathered during his editorship of Victorian Law Reports. Courtesy and kindness marked Judge Richardson's approach to all cases and especially in the criminal jurisdiction he was noted for his broad outlook on life.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Tim Richardson - 1995."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Dec 1904, p13.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5520 (Age 62) [par Samuel Alfred RICHARDSON & Bessie Maria WALKER]."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Jun 1942, p9.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Jun 1942, p3.
Last Edited6 May 2016

Eugenie Margaret McCrea

F, #2399, b. 19 Mar 1883, d. 6 Jul 1965
Note* John Falding McCREA's parents were James McCREA (born Kirkolm Scotland) and Sarah FALDING, born Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. They married in Yorkshire in 1850 (Dec Q 1850 [Wortley] 22 803.)1 
Married NameRichardson. 
Birth*19 Mar 1883 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B3163.2,3 
Marriage*16 Nov 1904 Spouse: Joseph Arthur Richardson. Independent Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M7740.4
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Dec 1904RICHARDSON-McCREA.—On the 16th November, 1904, at the Independent Church, Kew Joseph Arthur Richardson, LL.B. (Lond.) eldest son of the late Samuel Alfred Richardson, of Hawthorn, and of Bessie Maria Webster, of Harrogate, England, to Eugenie Margaret, eldest daughter of John Falding and Eugenia McCrea, of Barry-street, Kew.5 
Widow4 Jun 1942Eugenie Margaret McCrea became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Arthur Richardson.6 
Death*6 Jul 1965 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D14076 (Age 82) [par John Falding McCREA & Eugenie JACKSON].3,7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Winton Richardson.8
1949301 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. Address listed as Seaford. With John Winton Richardson.9
196339 Normanby Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10

Family

Joseph Arthur Richardson b. 25 Oct 1879, d. 4 Jun 1942
Children 1.Arthur Leighton Richardson+ b. 27 May 1907, d. 19 Apr 1985
 2.John Winton Richardson+ b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 27 Dec 1964

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Apr 1917: Death of father: McCREA -On the 17th April, 1917, at his late residence "Melsonby," Molesworth street, Kew, John Falding McCrea, the beloved husband of Eugenie McCrea, and father of Mrs J A Richardson, Edona and Lieut Henry F McCrea (on active service).
    McCREA. - A tribute of respect to our late esteemed employer Mr J F McCrea, who passed away at "Melsonby," Molesworth street, Kew, on Tuesday, April, 17 1917. Deeply regretted.
    -(Inserted by the emplovees of Thos Webb and sons, 236 Collins street.)11
  • 27 Dec 1924: Death of mother: McCREA.—On the 25th December (Christmas Day), at her home, Yarra Grange, Molesworth street, Kew, Eugenie, beloved wife of the late John Falding McCrae, dearly loved mother of Marjie (Mrs. Richardson), Edona (Mrs. Scrivenor), and Henry. (Private interment)12

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Tim Richardson - 1995."
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Dec 1904, p13.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5520 (Age 62) [par Samuel Alfred RICHARDSON & Bessie Maria WALKER]."
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "John Winton to Frankston 1 Aug 1949
    Eugenie Margaret to Frankston 24 Oct 1949."
  9. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  10. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Apr 1917, p1.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Dec 1924, p1.
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NOTE

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

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