Hopkin Francis1

M, #25570, b. 1844, d. 26 Nov 1879
Father*Robert Francis1
Mother*Emma Taylor1
Birth*1844 London, England.1 
Marriage*1870 Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Warren Trevena Painter. VIC, Australia, #M2582/1870.2
 
Death*26 Nov 1879 Yarra-place, Emerald-hill, VIC, Australia, #D10448/1879 (Age 35) [par Robert FRANCIS & Emma TAYLOR] - spouse Elizabeth Jane Warren TREVENA.3 
Death-Notice*28 Nov 1879GRAND UNITED ORDER of ODDFELLOWS
Australian Lodge No 1148.—The members of the above lodge and the order in general are respectfully requested to follow the remains of their late brother HOPKINS FRANCIS to their last resting-place, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, Yarra street, Emerald-hill, near the Glasgow Arms Hotel, Clarendon street, THIS DAY (Friday, 23th November), at 2 o'clock p.m.
By order.
JOHN PINNOCK, Sec.4 
Death-Notice27 Dec 1879HOPKIN.—On the 26th ult., at Yarra-place, Emerald-hill, Francis Hopkin. Home papers please copy.5 

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D10448/1879 - born LONDON
    spouse Elizabeth Jane Warren TREVENA."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 28 Nov 1879, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5964878
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 27 Dec 1879, p27
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143018668
  6. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited29 Jan 2021

Thomas King Francis

M, #25571, b. 1843, d. 8 May 1908
Father*Robert Francis
Mother*Emma Taylor
Birth*1843 
Death*8 May 1908 Claremont, WA, Australia, #D54/1908 (possible death.)1,2 

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  2. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Karrakatta Cemetery and Crematorium, Karrakatta, Nedlands City, Western Australia, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213598262
    Grave of Thomas King Francis (1843-8 May 1908)."
Last Edited29 Jan 2021

Elizabeth Jane Warren Trevena Painter

F, #25572, d. 1880
Married NameFrancis. 
Marriage*1870 Spouse: Hopkin Francis. VIC, Australia, #M2582/1870.1
 
Widow26 Nov 1879Elizabeth Jane Warren Trevena Painter became a widow upon the death of her husband Hopkin Francis.2 
Death*1880 #D3816/1880 (Age 28) [par Thomas PAYNTER & Martha] - spouse Francis HOPKIN.3 

Family

Hopkin Francis b. 1844, d. 26 Nov 1879
Child 1.Robert Edwin Francis4 b. 1871

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D10448/1879 - born LONDON
    spouse Elizabeth Jane Warren TREVENA."
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D3816/1880 - born C.WOOD - as Elizabeth Jane FRANCIS."
  4. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited29 Jan 2021

Robert Edwin Francis1

M, #25573, b. 1871
Father*Hopkin Francis1 b. 1844, d. 26 Nov 1879
Mother*Elizabeth Jane Warren Trevena Painter1 d. 1880
Birth*1871 Sand, VIC, Australia, #B12019/1871.2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "[par Hopkin FRANCIS & Eliz Jane Warren Trevena PAINTER]."
Last Edited29 Jan 2021

John Turnbull

M, #25576, b. 1844, d. 9 Mar 1916
John Turnbull
Probate (Will)* 143/975. John TURNBULL Date of grant: 19 Apr 1916; Date of death: 09 Mar 1916; Occupation: Esquire; Residence: Toorak
166/323. John TURNBULL Date of grant: 19 Sep 1919; Date of death: 09 Mar 1916; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Toorak.1 
Birth*1844 North Berwick, Scotland. 
Marriage*11 Feb 1875 Spouse: Matilda Jane Woolley. St John's, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #M258/1875.2
 
Marriage-Notice*18 Feb 1875TURNBULL—WOOLLEY.—On the 11th inst., at St. John's, Toorak, by the Rev. Walter Fellows, M.A., John Turnbull, of Peak Downs, Queensland, to Matilda Jane second daughter of Alfred Woolley, Ferncleugh, Toorak.3 
Land-Note*1893 GEM--multiple. William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton 1560a - Lots 2, 3, A3A, A13, 68a, 68b, pt lots 72, 74, 74a, 75 (previously in the occupation of Mr Crichton.)4 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--A13, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 326a 3r 27p.5 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--2, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 14a 1r 29p.6 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--68A, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 160a 0r 0p.7 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--68B, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 53a 3r 2p.8 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--75, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 320a 0r 0p.9 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--74.74A, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 309a 3r 24p.10 
Land-Gembrook*20 Dec 1893 GEM--72 (pt), County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 113a 1r 28p.11 
Land-Gembrook20 Dec 1893 GEM--3, County of Evelyn. Transfer from William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton to John Turnbull. 7a 1r 38p.12 
Land-Gembrook*10 Jan 1901 GEM--multiple. Transfer from John Turnbull to The Board of Land and Works. 16a 1r 36p for railway (transfer 432089.)13 
Death*9 Mar 1916 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D72/1916 (Age 72) [par Richard TURNBULL & Agnes FEREME].14 
Death-Notice*10 Mar 1916TURNBULL.—On the 9th March, at "Narambla," Irving road, Toorak, John Turnbull, of Lansdowne Station, Queensland.
TURNBULL.—The Funeral of the late JOHN TURNBULL will leave his residence, "Narambla," Irving road, Toorak, THIS DAY (Friday, the 10th inst.), at 3 p.m., arriving at the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, gates at 3.45 p.m. (per motors).
A. A. SLEIGHT, Funeral Directors. 'Phone 410.15 
Land-Note*21 Feb 1922 GEM--multiple. Red Ink No 2230035. John Turnbull died on 9th March 1916. Probate has been granted to Matilda Jane Turnbull Narambla Irving Road Toorak Widow, Richard Turnbull Woorigoleen Road Toorak Grazier and John Turnbull Narambla Irving Road Toorak Road Solicitor.16 
Land-Gembrook*13 Jul 1922 GEM--multiple. Transfer from John Turnbull to an unknown person . 584a 3r 17p (C.O.20892/13.7.22) Red Ink No 2224563 - C/T 4531-030.17 
Land-Gembrookb 1925 GEM--multiple. Transfer from John Turnbull to an unknown person . Red Ink No 2268254 - see C/T 4586-129 (undated.)18 
Land-Gembrook*21 Jan 1925 GEM--multiple. Transfer from John Turnbull to Richard Turnbull John Turnbull. Red Ink No 2560428. Richard Turnbull and John Turnbull the survivors of the proprietors named herein are by direction of The Commissioner of Titles, now registered as joint proprietors of the land now comprised herein.19 

Grave

  • PRES A 1197, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia20

Family

Matilda Jane Woolley d. Oct 1924
Children 1.Richard Turnbull26 b. 7 Nov 1875, d. 1951
 2.John Turnbull26 b. 5 Jan 1879, d. 1946

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Aug 1893: The contest between Messrs Rogers, Gower and Turnbull for the Beaconsfield riding, resulted in the latter being elected by a majority of 33 votes. Mr Turnbull's return greatly pleases the Gembrook people, who have been without a resident representative for some time. We are informed that he has purchased a quantity of land previously in the occupation of Mr Crichton, and therefore has a large stake in the district.
    Beaconsfield Riding
    Upper Beaconsfield. - Gower, 3; Rogers, 36; Turnbull, 8
    Gembrook West - Gower, 0 Rogers, 5, Turnbull, 46.
    Lower Beaconsfield - Gower, 39; Rogers, 14, Turnbull 27;
    Mr. Turnbull was returned by a majority of 33 votes. William Warrington Rogers Alfred Granville Gower21
  • 30 Aug 1893: SHIRE OF BERWICK. BEACONSFIELD RIDING ELECTION.
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg to thank you most sincerely for returning me to represent you in the above ridinig, the more so as I was unavoidably absent during the election. And I hope to show that the confidence you have placed in me is merited.
    I am,
    Your obedient servant,
    JOHN TURNBULL.22
  • 21 Sep 1915: RECRUITING AT GEMBROOK
    Quite 95 per cent. of those fit are gone from Gembrook or are going to the front. We feel very proud of the young men in this district. Mr. John Turnbull, of Gembrook, has three sons out of four at the front. His manager last week went into camp, and his billit will be open here on his return. According to the Argus' lists, Mr. Turnbull has given about £3,000,0 distributed among the different war funds. His daughter, Miss Turnbull, has given £500, and her brother, Mr. R. Turnbull, £500. At last Ferntree Gully shire council meeting a vote of thanks was passed to be sent to Messrs and Miss Turnbull. Nearly all the people in the Gembrook district have subscribed liberally to the numerous calls. - Dandenong " Journal."23
  • 15 Mar 1916: The death of Mr John Turnbull, a native of North Berwick, Scotland, took place at his Town residence on the 9th instant. He had been in failing health for a year or two. He left a fine property in Gembrook, also one in Queensland. He was at one time a Berwick shire councillor. He has three sons out of four gone to the war. According to the "Argus" war funds list he gave £5,000, in various sums of £500 to war and relief purposes. The people of Gembrook look upon his death as a heavy loss to this district and to the Empire. He was a true sportsman, and bred a few good horses in Gembrook. He had several winners. He won the V.R.C. St Ledger and other races with Finland, which he raced for one year and sold.24
  • 20 Apr 1916: Probate is being sought on the will of the late Mr John Turnbull, of "Narambla," Irvine Road, Toorak, and "Hazeldeane," Gembrook, gentleman, who died on March 9. The will was dated December 6, 1907, and testator bequeaths real and personal estate valued at £34,668 and £95,608 respectfully to his widow and children.25

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 542, item 143/975
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 617, item 143/975
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 955, item 166/323.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 18 Feb 1875, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11512353
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1893 NAV 468.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1572-218 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 952-308 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1557-297 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-375 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1544-640 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1268-579 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-728 - John Turnbull - C/T 2509-627.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 952-309 - John TURNBULL of Armadale Road Armadale Esquire - C/T 2509-627.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2509-627 - The Board of Land and Works - C/T 2804-664 (Transfer 432089).
  14. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 10 Mar 1916, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2096686
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2509-627 - Red Ink No 2230035. John Turnbull died on 9th March 1916. Probate has been granted to Matilda Jane Turnbull Narambla Irving Road Toorak Widow, Richard Turnbull Woorigoleen Road Toorak Grazier and John Turnbull Narambla Irving Road Toorak Road Solicitor.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2509-627 - (C.O.20892/13.7.22) Red Ink No 2224563 - C/T 4531-030.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2509-627 - Red Ink No 2268254 - see C/T 4586-129 (undated).
  19. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2509-627 - Red Ink No 2560428. Richard Turnbull and John Turnbull the survivors of the proprietors named herein are by direction of The Commissioner of Titles, now registered as joint proprietors of the land now comprised herein.
  20. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 30 Aug 1893, p2.
  22. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 30 Aug 1893, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70015880
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Gippsland Farmers' Journal (Traralgon, Vic.), Tue 21 Sep 1915, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/92016588
  24. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), Wed 15 Mar 1916, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/92094032
  25. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.) Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.), Thu 20 Apr 1916, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/88656669
  26. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

David Thomas

M, #25585, b. Mar 1827, d. 10 Jul 1876
David THOMAS M.L.A.
(http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/246104)
Probate (Will)* 14/793. David THOMAS Date of grant: 03 Aug 1876; Date of death: 10 Jul 1876; Occupation: Chemist; Residence: Sandridge. The land at Gembrook was valued at £500, and there was a log hut thereon. He also owned 4 small allotments in Pakenham.
The will was written on 25 Sep 1875, before his son Arthur was born.1 
Birth*Mar 1827 Llandilo, Carmarthen, Wales, Date of baptism 25 Mar 1827 [par Thomas THOMAS & Sarah] - father a cooper.2 
Marriage*a 30 Mar 1851 Spouse: Anne Thomas. Carmarthen, Wales.
 
Marriage*5 Mar 1853 Spouse: Charlotte Harriet Bourne. Llandilo, Carmarthen, Wales, David THOMAS of Llandilo, Carmarthen, Widower and Charlotte Harriet BOURNE, of St Margaret Westminster, spinster.3
Parliament*bt 1868 - 1876 David Thomas. Born unknown (Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales). Died 10 July 1876
Parents Thomas, timber merchant, and Sarah, nee Harris.
Marriage Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: (1) Anne Thomas; 1s;
(2) Charlotte Bourne; 2s. 2d;
(3) Bertha Beatrice Bignell; 1s.
Career Chemist
Arrived Melbourne c1853; in business as chemist and druggist Sandridge, later shipping druggist; foundation member Pharmaceutical Society Vic. 1857; president St David's Society; member Board for Protection Aborigines.
Councillor Sandridge 1865-1870, 1872, mayor 1865-1866
Legislative Assembly Sandridge 1 March 1868 to 1 July 1876.4 
Widower13 Jun 1870David Thomas became a widower upon the death of his wife Charlotte Harriet Bourne.5 
Marriage*20 Mar 1873 Spouse: Bertha Beatrice Bignell. St Peter's Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M138/1873.6,7
Marriage-Notice*26 Mar 1873THOMAS—BIGNELL.—On the 20th inst., at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. H. H. P. Handfield, David Thomas, M.P., to Bertha Beatrice, daughter of the late E. A. Bignell, Kingsbridge, Devon.8 
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1874David Thomas selected land from the Crown. GEM--A2. 304a 1r 37p.9 
Death*10 Jul 1876 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #D10329/1876 (Age 49) [par Thomas THOMAS & Sarah HARRIS].10 
Death-Notice11 Jul 1876THOMAS.—On the 10th inst, at his residence, Bay street, Sandridge, after a long and painful illness, David Thomas, M. P., aged 49.11 
Death-Notice*12 Jul 1876THE Friends of the late DAVID THOMAS, M.P., are informed that his funeral will leave his late residence, Bay street, Sandridge, at 1 o'clock sharp, Thursday, July 13.
WILLIAM JAMES GABELL, undertaker, Bay street, Sandridge.12 
Land-Note3 Aug 1876 GEM--A2. Memo No 788. Bertha Beatrice Thomas, Widow, George Thomas, Draper, and George Oldham, Schoolmaster, all of Emerald Hill, are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executrix and executors to whom probate of the will of David Thomas (who died on the 10th day of July 1876) was granted on the 3rd day of August 1876.13 
Land-Note*1877 GEM--A2. Paid rates 1877/78. Thomas David 200a sel Gembk NAV 27.14 
Land-UBeac*9 Oct 1878 GEM--A2. Transfer from David Thomas to John Fridoline Charles Brache. 304a 1r 37p - transferred by the estate of David Thomas.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185121 Roesmaen Street, Llandilo, Carmarthen, WalesHead of Household: David Thomas. Age 24 - Chemist & Druggist.16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jul 1860: TO the HOUSEHOLDERS and LANDOWNERS of SANDRIDGE.—Gentlemen,—Having resided
    amongst you for the last seven years, and always taken an active part in the separation business, I think I may with propriety offer myself as a CANDIDATE for a seat in the council of our new municipality. If elected, I will endeavour to perform the duties of the office in a straightforward manner.
    I am, your obedient servant, DAVID THOMAS.17
  • 15 Feb 1868: ELECTORAL DISTRICT of SANDRIDGE.—Notice is hereby given that the following gentlemen have been NOMINATED as CANDIDATES at the election of one member of the Legislative Assembly for this district that is to say:—
    1. William Hutchinson Gresham, Footscray, gentleman.
    2. David Thomas, Sandridge, chemist and druggist.
    The number of candidates being in excess of the number to be elected, a POLL will be taken at the Naval Brigade Orderly-room. Dow street, in the said district, on THURSDAY, the 20th day of FEBRUARY instant, commencing at Nine o'clock of the morning, and closing at Four o'clock of the afternoon of the same day, unless either of the candidates should be withdrawn under Sec. 89 of the Electoral Act, 1865.
    ANDREW PLUMMER, M.D., Returning Officer.
    14th February, 1868.18
  • 11 Jun 1874: THE NEW LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
    In the last number of the Leader of Melbourne, the subscribers of that newspaper were presented with a large supplementary sheet containing portraits of the 78 members of the new Assembly of Victoria, comprising seven cabinet ministers, fifteen ex-ministers, forty-two members who had previously sat in Parliament at various times, and fourteen representatives new to fame. Judging from the faces of those personally known to us the likenesses may possibly be a little flattering, but are unmistakeable.
    THOMAS, DAVID, chemist, native of Llandeilo-Fawr, Caermarthanshire, has been returned several times for Sandridge. He sits in the Opposition corner.19
  • 28 Sep 1874: A SALE of CROWN LANDS by public auction will be held at 2 o'clock of Tuesday, 6th October, 1874, at the auction rooms of Messrs Cohen and Co., Collins-street west, Melbourne.
    County of Evelyn, parish of Gembrook, at the site of Mr. D. Thomas's 19th section holding. Upset price, £1 per acre. Allotment A 2, 304a 1r 37p. Valuation £198 15s.
    Plans and information can be obtained at the Crown Lands office, Melbourne.
    J. J. CASEY, Minister of Lands and Agriculture, and President of the Board of Land and Works.20
  • 14 Jul 1876: DEATH OF MR. D. THOMAS, M.L.A.
    IT is with the deepest regret that we have to chronicle the death of Mr. David Thomas, after a long and lingering illness, which took place at his residence, Bay-street, Sandridge, on Monday evening at half-past nine o'clock. His demise was long expected, as his medical advisers, Drs. Plummer and Robertson, gave no hopes of his recovery some time before his death. He was confined to his bed about ten weeks during his last illness, and during last session his then delicate health precluded him from attending to his parliamentary duties as he otherwise wished to do.
    He suffered from a complication of diseases, but principally enlargement of the liver which eventually turned to dropsy, to which he finally succumbed. Mr. Thomas was born in Llandilo, South Wales, and arrived in this colony in 1853, since which time has been in business in the borough as chemist. He was a member of the first municipal council—one year serving as Mayor—and continued to hold office until a few years ago, when his Parliamentary duties occupied so much of his attention.
    He was elected to represent Sandridge in Parliament in 1868 and has successfully contested the several elections since, having for his antagonists Messrs. David Moore and the late Mr. W. H. Gresham and others, all of whom be defeated by large majorities. Mr. Thomas always took a warm and active interest in the welfare of Sandridge, both as a public man and a citizen. From his gentlemanly and unassuming disposition he was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss. Mr. George Thomas, draper, Emerald Hill, is a brother of the deceased gentleman and was most unremitting in his attention to his departed relative. In the Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday, Sir James McCulloch regretted that it was his painful duty to intimate to the House the death of one of its members, the late representative for Sandridge. Mr Thomas was a gentleman who had not taken any prominent part in the debates of the House, but he was sure all hon. members would agree with him in saying that there had not been among them a more honest, straightforward, and independent-minded man than the late member for Sandridge. (Hear, hear.) He would move that, as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased gentleman, the House adjourn until next day at four o'chck. The Hon. Mr. Berry seconded the motion, and expressed his thorough concurrence in the remarks of the hon. member concerning the character of the deceased gentleman. The funeral of Mr. Thomas took place from his late residence on Thursday, shortly after one o'clock p.m. The cortege was about the largest that has ever left the borough. Messrs. Whiteman, Bent, and other M.L.A's, together with the members of the Sandridge Council and officers and a large number of private friends followed the remains to their last resting place, the Melbourne General Cemetery. Mr. Thomas was a member of the local lodge of the G.U.I.O.O.F. and many of the brethren showed their esteem towards their departed brother by being at his funeral. At the cemetery six members of the Borough Council acted as pall-bearers, and the Rev. R. B. Dickinson, M.A., of St. Luke's Church, Emerald Hill, read the impressive burial service of the Episcopalian church at the grave. The plate on the coffin bore the following inscription, "In memory of David Thomas, who died July 10th, 1876, aged 49 years." The whole of the funeral arrangements were conducted in a most satisfactory manner by Mr. Gabell, of Sandridge, and in accordance with a wish of Mr. Thomas before his death, his funeral was carried out in the plainest and private manner possible, that no hat-bands or gloves to worn.21
  • 9 Feb 1887: Berwick Shire Council. Correspondence. From Department Lands and Survey, in reply, stating that the original survey of the land in the Parish of Gembrook, the Crown grant of which was issued to D. Thomas, is practically correct.—Referred to the deputation already appointed to make further enquiries.22

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P0 unit 173, item 14/793
    VPRS 28/ P2 unit 51, item 14/793
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 26, item 14/793.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Wales, Select Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907
    David Thomas, Baptism Date: 25 Mar 1827, Llandilo Fawr,Carmarthen,Wales, Father: Thomas Thomas, Mother: Sarah.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921
    Ref. DL/A/D/009/MS140091/230/002
    Record ID 2056::277014.
  4. [S186] Website Victorian Parliament Re-member (http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/) "https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/…
    References: Argus, 11, 14 July. 1876; VDP vol 24, p14 (1876), Uren, N. and Turnbull, N., 'A History of Port Melbourne', Melbourne, 1983.
    Data Source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5525/1870 - born WEST."
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, St Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne, Marriage Registers. Reference M2/11. Marriage of David Thomas, aged 46, (par Thomas Thomas & Sarah Harries) and Bertha Beatrice Bignell, aged 23, (par Edwin Amicas Bignell & Elizabeth Grant), on 20 Mar 1873. Viewed on 19 May 2021 at Ancestry (Record ID: 9732::19078).
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 26 Mar 1873, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5850707
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 735-956 - David Thomas of Sandridge.
  10. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D10329/1876 - born WALE; Spouse Bertha Beatrice BIGNELL."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 11 Jul 1876, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5894678
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 12 Jul 1876, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5894781
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 735-956 - Memo No 788. Bertha Beatrice Thomas, Widow, George Thomas, Draper, and George Oldham, Schoolmaster, all of Emerald Hill, are registered as proprietors of the within described land as Executrix and executors to whom probate of the will of David Thomas (who died on the 10th day of July 1876) was granted on the 3rd day of August 1876.
  14. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 735-956 - C/T 1064-719 - Charles Brache of Melbourne Wine Merchant.
  16. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1851 Wales Census. HO107/2471/458/4
    Enummerated at Llandilo, Carmarthenshire.
    Household Members: David Thomas, Owen Thomas, Gwen Morris, Maria Thomas
    Ancestry Record ID: 8861::15680464."
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 30 Jul 1860, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5686979
  18. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Feb 1868, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244957113
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic.), Thu 11 Jun 1874, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197054906
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 28 Sep 1874, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5879451
  21. [S14] Newspaper - The Record and Emerald Hill and Sandridge Advertiser (Vic.), Fri 14 Jul 1876, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/108499572
  22. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 9 Feb 1887, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70394536
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