Mary Ann Sumner

F, #2552, b. 1848, d. 1922
Married NameHollow. 
Birth*1848 Berkshire, England.1 
Marriage*1871 Spouse: Joseph Goldsworth Hollow. VIC, Australia, #M2806.2
 
Land-UBeac*22 May 1884 GEM-D-3 (part). Transfer from Thomas Cooper Hyde to Mary Ann Hollow. 4a 2r 31 6/10p.3 
Land-UBeac*28 May 1886 GEM-D-3 (part). Transfer from Mary Ann Hollow to The Second Universal Terminating Building Society. 4a 2r 31 6/10p.4 
Land-UBeac*4 Nov 1886 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11). Transfer from Elizabeth Rushall to Mary Ann Hollow. 3a 2r 13 2/10p.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1889 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11). Transfer from Mary Ann Hollow to Kate South. 3a 2r 13 2/10p.6 
(Mortgagee) Land-Note25 Feb 1889 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Mary Ann Hollow. Discharged 6 Jul 1891. Mortgagor was Kate South.7,8 
Death*1922 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D11073 (Age 74) [par Ziba SUMNER & Mary Ann NORTH].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Elizabeth Hollow and Ellen 'Nellie' Hollow.9,10

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D11073 (Age 74) [par Ziba SUMNER & Mary Ann NORTH]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2806."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1508-600 - Thomas Cooper Hyde to Mary Ann Hollow the wife of Joseph Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Builder - C/T 1569-671.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1569-671 - The Second Universal Terminating Building Society of No 6 Collins Street Melbourne.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-603 Transfer as to part (on same day) - Elizabeth Rushall to Mary Ann Hollow - see C/T 1889-604 - Mary Ann Hollow the wife of Joseph Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Builder and Contractor.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-604 - Mary Ann Hollow the wife of Joseph Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Builder and Contractor - to Kate South of The Vicarage Rochester Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-604 - Mortgage 25 Feb 1889 - Discharged 6 Jul 1891.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Mortgage No 98741 - discharged 6 Jul 1890.
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
Last Edited6 Feb 2016

John Ignatius (Iggy) Mason

M, #2556, b. 8 Sep 1886, d. 21 Apr 1906
Father*George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Mother*Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Birth*8 Sep 1886 St Leonards, NSW, Australia, #B12885 - as John J Mason.1,2 
Death*21 Apr 1906 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1906MASON. — On the 25th April, at Upper Beaconsfield, Agnes, dearly beloved daughter of Annie and the late George Mason, aged 17 years; also their son, John Ignatius, aged 15 years, lost in the bush ten days ago.3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Apr 1906, LOST IN THE BUSH. BERWICK. Sunday. - A boy named Mason, about 12 years of age, residing with his parents at the old Inebriate Asylum, in the Beaconsfield Ranges, was lost in the bush on Saturday afternoon. The lad, who is not of strong intellect, left home about 11 o'clock, driving the cows out to pasture. He called at Cosgroves old place about noon, and when asked to stay for dinner refused. The woman in charge of the place went to cut him some bread and butter, but when she returned with it he was not to be seen, nor has he been heard of since. Diligent search in all the neighbouring gullies has been made by residents of Beaconsfield and Berwick, and to-day the blacktrackers arrived from Dandenong. Owing to the heavy rains last night the trackers were unable to pick up any tracks, and up to 7 o'clock this evening no tidings had come to hand. The unfortunate boy had no coat or hat, so he probably fared badly in the inclement weather last night.4
  • 25 Apr 1906, A boy named Mason, about 12 years of age, residing with his parents at the old Inebriate Asylum, in the Beaconsfield Ranges, was lost in the bush on Saturday afternoon. The lad, who is not of strong intellect, left home about 11 o'clock, driving the cows out to pasture. He called at Cosgrove's old place about noon, and when asked to stay for dinner refused. The woman in charge of the place went to cut him some bread and butter, but when she returned with it he was not to be seen, nor had he been heard of since. Diligent search in all the neighboring gullies has been made by residents of Beaconsfield and Berwick, and on Sunday the blacktrackers arrived from Dandenong. Owing to the heavy rains the previous night the trackers were un able to pick up any tracks. and up to 7 o'clock that evening no tidings had come to hand. The unfortunate boy had no coat or hat, so he probably fared badly in the inclement weather last night. Constable Steele and the blacktrackers were out again all day Tuesday, but did not succeed in finding him, though they came across traces where he had sat down by the side of a track to get a drink some time since the heavy rain of Saturday night, but how recently the trackers could not say.
    An unfortunate accident happened to Miss Mason aged 17 years a sister of the lost boy. She started to ride into Berwick to send some telegrams, but her horse got beyond control. The black tracker Charlie, seeing it had bolted, galloped after it, and succeeded in getting longside, but no sooner had he seized the reins than Miss Mason collapsed, falling off on her head. She was picked up unconscious and conveyed to her parents' residence. Dr Bennie was quickly in attendance. He found the patient in a very critical state, suffering from fracture of the base of the skull.5
  • 26 Apr 1906, AN UNFORTUNATE FAMILY. BOY LOST IN BUSH AND GIRL KILLED. Melbourne, April 25. A lad named Mason has been lost in the Beaconsfield Ranges, near Berwick, since Saturday last, and search parties have been out ever since, but without success. Yesterday his sister was taking some telegrams for despatch, when her horse bolted and throw her, fracturing her skull. She died to-day.6
  • 26 Apr 1906, SEARCH FOR LOST BOY. All hope of finding young Mason alive has now been practically abandoned. Constable Falkner and the blacktrackers were busily employed all day searching the abandoned shafts in the immediate vicinity, and in the adjoining gullies tot he spot where the lad was last seen, but their search failed to discover any traces. the trackers turned to Dandenong this evening. Several search parties from Berwick and Beaconsfield have been scouring the gullies for the past four days but unsuccessfully. The search will be continued. The lad was partially paralysed, and being able to walk only with difficulty, could not have got very far away. One factor that told against the success of the search parties in the early stages was that the boy, being not of strong intellect, had great aversion to strangers, and would have hidden himself rather than come out to anyone calling him.7
  • 26 Apr 1906, A SAD FATAL ACCIDENT. Melbourne, Thursday.
    - A boy named Mason was lost from Beaconsfield on Saturday. A search party sent out included the boy's sister, 17 years of age. The girl was naturally very much concerned, and she was thrown from her horse and killed. It is feared that the boy has perished in the ranges.8
  • 2 May 1906, LOST BOY AT BERWICK. CRYING HEARD IN THE DARK.
    BERWICK, Tuesday. — Information reached Mounted-constable Steele last evening that a rabbit-trapper named Ernest Warmbrunn, who is trapping along the Cardinia Creek between Berwick and Beaconsfield, had heard cries when returning from visiting his traps on the Saturday night on which the boy wa lost. The trapper heard cries which he described as "unearthly" in sound. The place where they were heard was a mile distant from where the missing boy Mason was last seen. The boy could not speak distinctly, so that his cries would be indistinct, and what the trapper calls "unearthy."
    The locality was searched by the small party out from about 11 a.m.until nearly nightfall, but with no success. The search will be resumed to-morrow. Should it again be unsuccessful, it proposed to organise another large search party for Sunday next.
    Messrs Steele and Messrs. Vieusseux have received several donations towards the fund assisting the Mason family.9
  • 5 May 1906, A SADLY BEREAVED FAMILY. BOY LOST IN THE BUSH. GIRL KILLED DURING THE SEARCH. BERWICK, 25th April. No trace has yet been found of the missing boy Mason, who was lost in the bush at Upper Beaconsfield on Saturday last. Two black trackers, Charlie and Peter, arrived from Dandenong on Sunday in charge of Constable Fawlkner, but owing to the heavy rains on Saturday night having quite obliterated all tracks and the dense thickness of the ti-tree and other scrub, the task of finding the boy is a difficult one, as it is quite possible to pass within a few yards of him without finding him. There are a number of abandoned mining shafts in the locality. A dreadful accident happened in connection with the search, Miss Aggie Mason, 17 years of age, one of the sisters of the missing boy who had come from the city to help in the search, was mounted on a trooper's horse, and, accompanied by her blind brother, was to come to Berwick to send some telegrams. The horses bolted, and Tracker Charlie, who accompanied her, galloped to the girl's assistance. He had succeeded in getting hold of the bridle, and dropping his own bridle, he was reaching to secure Miss Mason, when the horses jumped a drain, and the young lady became unseated and fell, fracturing her skull. Dr. Bennie was hastily summoned, but she never rallied, and died last night. Widespread sympathy is felt for the family in their trouble. The whole neighborhood is to be searched again for the missing boy, but small hope is entertained of finding him alive.
    STILL NO TRACE OF HIM. BERWICK. Sunday, Over 100 men assembled on Sunday morn ing to help in the search for the boy who wandered from his home on 21st inst. Constables Steele and Faulkner, with the black trackers Peter and Charlie, took part in the search. The trackers, with some helpers, headed northwards, while the constables, in charge of the main body, started for Mr. E. T. Luke's place, "Pine Lodge," where the lad was last seen alive. Half way across Mr. Vieusseaux found the boy's cap, which he wore when he left home but as he was bare headed when seen at Mr. Luke's house at noon on Saturday no significance was attached to the find. Many of the gullies searched were so densely covered with scrub that a dog could scarcely get through. When the party reassembled at 4 p.m., no one had got a trace of the wanderer.10
  • 7 May 1906, ALL HOPE ABANDONED. Melbourne, Monday.
    Yesterday 150 persons constituted a party to search for the boy Mason, who was lost in the Beaconsfield Ranges on April 21. The party was unsuccessful, and further search has now been abandoned as hopeless.11
  • 7 May 1906, LOST BOY AT BERWICK. SEARCH NOW ABANDONED.
    BERWICK. Sunday.—On Saturday, April 21, during the forenoon, a boy named Mason, 15 years of age, wandered away from his home the Old Female Inebriate Asylum, in the Beaconsfield Ranges. He was traced the same day to the residence of Mr. Luke, better known as Cosgrove's, about three-quarters of a mile away, where he was last seen about half-past 12. He left there, and then all traces of him disappeared. the relatives at once communicated with the police, and Mounted-constable Falkner, of Dandenong, with the black trackers Charlie and Peter, arrived on the scene on Sunday, April 22. Since then search parties have been seeking traces of the boy in all directions, but without result. A sad fatality occured on Tuesday April 24, when Miss Mason, aged 17 years, a sister of the lost boy, was thrown from her horse while assisting in the search, sustaining injuries from which she died in the following morning. On Sunday April 29, a large seaarch party of over a hundred persons scoured the hills, gullies, and this unsuccessfully. All that they found was the boy's cap, which was of no importance as a clue, for when last seen he was without it. Since then parties have been out daily.
    The police decided on organising another large search party for to-day, to make a final effort to find the remains. There has been several showers of rain during the night, but the morning broke bright and fine, and by 10 o'clock a large number of volunteers had assembled at the rendeavous. Constable Falkner subdivided the party, and the various sections proceeded at once to work, traversing the hills and gullies to the south of Cosgrove's. One party proceeded along the tracks on the tops of the hills in the direction of Upper Beaconsfield and Officer. Another section swept the flats and gullies towards Lower Beaconsfield, while a large party of horsemen proceeded up the Cardinia Creek for some miles. Then, leaving their horses in charge of two or three, the others proceeded down the creek, thoroughly searching it on both sides. All the parties met at 1 o'clock to report progress except a few who proceeded along the tracks leading to Pakenham and Gembrook, on the tops of the hills. These did not return until 4 o'clock.
    After lunch the whole party thoroughly searched the paddocks and reaches of the creek adjacent to the spot where the cries were heard on the night the boy was lost; but all efforts were unsuccessful, and about 5 o'clock the party reluctantly gave up the search, returning to their homes. Fully 150 persons took part to-day.
    Every praise must be given to Constables Steele and Falkner and to the large num ber of volunteers who turned out to search day after day.
    The search will now be abandoned.
    On behalf of the family of the boy Mason we have received the following subscription.—H.H., 10/-.12
  • 10 May 1906, VICTORIA. LOST BOY-SEARCH ABANDONED. BERWICK, May 6
    On Saturday, April 21, during the fore-noon, a boy named Mason, 15 years of age, wandered away from his home, the Old Female Inebriate Asylum, in the Beaconsfield Ranges. He was traced the same day to a residence about three-quarters of a mile away, where he was last seen. He left there, and then all traces of him disappeared. Fully 150 persons have taken active part in the search, but all efforts have been unsuccessful, and the search has been abandoned.13
  • 12 May 1906, LOST BOY AT BERWICK. (See Page 1114.)
    Another attempt was made on Sunday last to find little Mason, the 15-year-old boy who was lost in the bush at Berwick on April 21. Constable Falkner subdivided the party, and the various sections proceeded at once to work, traversing the hills and gullies to the south of Cosgrove's. One party proceeded along the tracks on the tops of the hills in the direction of Upper Beaeonsfield and Officer. Another section swept the flats and gullies towards Lower Beaconsfield, while a large party of horsemen proceeded up the Cardinia Creek for some miles. Then, leaving their horses in charge of two or three, the others proceeded down the creek, thoroughly searching it on both sides. All the parties met at 1 o'clock to report progress except a few who proceeded along the tracks leading to Pakenham and Gembrook, on the tops of the hills. These did not return until 4 o'clock. After lunch the whole party thoroughly searched the paddocks and reaches of the creek adjacent to the spot where the cries were heard on the night the boy was lost: but all the efforts were unsuccessful, and about 5 o'clock the party reluctantly gave up the search, returning to their homes. Fully 150 persons took part in the search, which has now been abandoned.14

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, scott (hayhay84) - Owner: hayhay84
    gives birthdate as 8 Sep 1886 and name as John Ignatius.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 28 Apr 1906, p5.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Apr 1906, p8.
  5. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 Apr 1906, p3.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian, 26 Apr 1906, p6.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Apr 1906, p4.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 26 Apr 1906, p2.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 May 1906, p7.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Leader, 5 May 1906, p23.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 7 May 1906, p2.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 May 1905, p5.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart), 10 May 1906, p3.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 12 May 1906, p28.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

George Mason

M, #2557, b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Father*George Mason b. 1805, d. 20 Mar 1883
Mother*Jane Copeland b. 1810, d. 23 Apr 1858
Birth*1852 Ireland.1 
Marriage*1877 Spouse: Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne. Waverley, NSW, Australia, #M1727.2
 
Death*7 Apr 1890 King-street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, #D511 [par George MASON & Jane].3 
Death-Notice*9 Apr 1890MASON.—April 7, 1890, at his sister's residence, King-street, Sydney, George, youngest son of the late George Mason, aged 38. R.I.P.4 

Grave

  • Roman Catholic Section H 265, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memoriam William Patrick BOWES
    died 25 Aug 1879 age 44 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of Florence Elizabeth MASON the dearly beloved niece and adopted daughter of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Florence Elizabeth MASON, who departed this life 20 Nov 1897 age 20 yrs.
    verse
    left side - Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth BOWES the dearly beloved wife of
    William Patrick BOWES
    died 19 Aug 1910 age 68 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    the beloved father of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    who died 20 Mar 1883 age 78 yrs.
    right side - verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    died 7 Apr 1890 age 38 yrs.
    verse.5

Family

Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Children 1.Elizabeth Florence Mason b. 1877, d. 20 Nov 1897
 2.Jane 'Jeannie' Mason+ b. 28 Jul 1879, d. 1968
 3.William Henry Mason b. 13 Aug 1881, d. a 1890
 4.Joseph George Francis Mason b. 1884, d. 11 Mar 1954
 5.John Ignatius (Iggy) Mason b. 8 Sep 1886, d. 21 Apr 1906
 6.Agnes Mary Agatha Mason b. 1888, d. 24 Apr 1906

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Apr 1890, The well-known steeplechase rider George Mason died at his sister's residence on Monday night. He was one of the most accomplished cross-country horsemen in Australia, and had won steeplechases on almost evory course in the colonies. His remains were sent by rail yesterday to Victoria, where they will be interred with those of his brother-in-law, the late Mr. W. P. Bowes, who lost his life in the Victorian hunting-field some years ago. Mason leaves a widow and six young children entirely unprovided for, and a subscription on their behalf is likely to be made at Tattersall's.6
  • 9 Apr 1890, NEW SOUTH WALES. Sydney. April 8.
    Mr. George Mason, the well-known cross-country rider, died last night. He leaves a widow and six young children unprovided for.7
  • 16 Apr 1890, The death is also reported of George Mason, in his day one of the best cross-country horse men in Victoria.8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, scott (hayhay84) - Owner: hayhay84.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#M1727."
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 9 Apr 1890, p1.
  5. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 9 Apr 1890, p5.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - South Australian Register (Adelaide), 9 Apr 1890, p5.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 16 Apr 1890, p2.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne

F, #2558, b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Father*George Wellborne b. 4 Mar 1831, d. 1901
Mother*Catherine Louisa Roberts b. 1831, d. Aug 1914
Married NameMason. 
Birth*1858 Collingwood, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1877 Spouse: George Mason. Waverley, NSW, Australia, #M1727.2
 
Widow7 Apr 1890Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne became a widow upon the death of her husband George Mason.3 
Death*28 Oct 1943 Wellington Road, Narre Warren East, VIC, Australia, #D21681 (Age 85) [par George WELBOURNE & Catherine ROBERTS].4 
Death-Notice*29 Oct 1943MASON.-On October 28, at her residence, Wellington road, Narre Warren East, Jessie Anna Maria, the dearly beloved wife of the late George Mason, and loving mother of Florence (deceased), Jeannie (Mrs. Richardson), William (deceased), Joseph, Agnes (deceased), and John (deceased), aged 85 years. -Requiescat in pace
MASON.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. JESSIE ANNA MARIA MASON will leave her residence, Wellington road, Narre Warren East, THIS DAY, at 1.30 o'clock, for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving about 2 o'clock. W. J. GARNAR & SON. Phone Dandenong 308.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Harkaway, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Anna). With Catherine Louisa Wellborne.6
1909Harkaway, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Anna). With Joseph George Francis Mason Catherine Louisa Wellborne.7
1942Narre Warren East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph George Francis Mason Joyce Mary Mason.8

Grave

  • Plot 4-552-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia9

Family

George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Children 1.Elizabeth Florence Mason b. 1877, d. 20 Nov 1897
 2.Jane 'Jeannie' Mason+ b. 28 Jul 1879, d. 1968
 3.William Henry Mason b. 13 Aug 1881, d. a 1890
 4.Joseph George Francis Mason b. 1884, d. 11 Mar 1954
 5.John Ignatius (Iggy) Mason b. 8 Sep 1886, d. 21 Apr 1906
 6.Agnes Mary Agatha Mason b. 1888, d. 24 Apr 1906

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Apr 1906, THE LOST BOY.
    BERWICK, Thursday. — No success has attended the efforts of the search parties out to-day looking for traces of the lost boy Mason. All hope of finding him alive has been abandoned. The boy's mother appears to be in very destitute circumstances, being barely able to procure the neccessaries of life. Constable Steele, of Berwick, is organising a large search party to systematically scour the gullies in the vicinity. He has also stated a subscription-list to enable the people to show some practical sympathy with Mrs. Mason in her dire distress.10
  • 28 Apr 1906, THE MASON FAMILY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,—Your numerous readers have all the sad particulars of the misfortune that have befallen the Mason family at Beaconsfield—the boy, aged 15, being lost in the bush on Saturday last; the daughter, aged 17, being killed by a fall from her horse on Tuesday—in addition to the above, the family are in very destitute circumstances, having barely sufficient to procure the necessities of life. Constable Steele is organising a local subscription list, to enable sympathisers to show some practical help. Might I enlist your sympathy towards this movement, as the case is one deserving of help? Constable Steele and myself will be pleased to receive Subscriptions.—Yours, &c.
    EDWARD A. L. VIEUSSEUX.
    Berwick, April 28.11
  • 15 May 1906, MASON FAMILY APPEAL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    Sir, Mounted Constable Steele and myself interviewed Mrs Mason to-day. She states that her son has seen several doctors about his sight, and the only one who held out any hopes of his recovering it was Dr. Woods of Albury, who saw the boy 14 years ago, and said he "might," when reaching the age of 21, find it improving. He is a little over that age now, and his mother is willing that anything we think is best should be done. We think that, as certain gentlemen have given donations for that purpose, the boy should see a couple of specialists to learn is there is any hope for him. Could that not be done in the Eye and Ear Hospital, as, beyond the subscriptions in your hands, there are no means available. We would take any steps suggested, and should be pleased to receive communications from those who have kindly interested themselves. I am, &c.
    EDWARD A. L. VIEUSSEUX.
    Berwick, May 13.12
  • 29 May 1906, THE MASON FUND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    Sir, The day after my previous letter in re the blind boy Mason appeared in your columns I received a kind reply from Mr A S Gray, senior surgeon to the Eye and Ear Hospital, asking me to take the boy to him for examination, when, if necessary, he would be received as an in-patient to undergo operation.
    This was done on Saturday, the 19th inst., and he was seen privately by Mr Gray and Mr Rudall. He attended at the hospital and was examined by the staff. The result was an opinion that operation would be of no avail, but that constitutional treatment "might" do some little good. The money, therefore, sent to you to enable an operation to be performed might, with the donor's consent, be devoted to paying the travelling expenses of his attendant, once a fortnight, to and from the hospital—the boy himself having a free pass—any surplus being added to the fund, which i may add, we purpose closing at the end of this month. Thanking you for your valuable co-operation. Yours, &c.
    EDWARD A. L. VIEUSSEUX.
    Berwick, May 2813
  • 19 Jun 1906, THE MASON FAMILY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    Sir. As trustees of the fund subscribed by the public for the Mason family, which has now been closed, we desire to inform the subscribers how the money has been dealth with. The amount collected locally was £29/8/6, "The Argus" list £18/10 , making a total of £47/18/6.
    We consulted Mr Mason and her blind son as to the disposal of this money, and they authorised us to pay a few local accounts, amounting to £7/4, the balance, £40/14/6, to be placed in the Savings Bank as a trust account, in our joint names for the benefit of the blind lad, who will be able to operate on it as occasion may demand.
    We desire to thank the public for their sympathetic help, Dr A S Gray for his kindness and gratuitous treatment of the case; and yourself for the valuable ... operation of "The Argus". Yours &c.
    EDWARD A S VIEUSSEUX
    A. B. STEELE.
    Berwick, June 16.14
  • 11 Apr 1911, CASUALTIES AND FATALITIES. -o- THROWN FROM VEHICLES.
    Mrs. Anna Mason, residing near Berwick, yesterday drove to the railway station, with Mrs Agnes Weldon, of St. Andrew street, Middle Brighton, who had been visiting her, and who intended to return to Melbourne by the midday train.
    Mrs Mason entered the station, leaving her friend in the buggy. The horse took fright, and bolted, and Mrs Weldon was thrown to the ground. The buggy was smashed. Mrs Weldon was brought to the Melbourne Hospital, where it was found that she was suffering from injuries to the face and head, and abrasions of the limbs.15
  • 1 Sep 1915, The second case was Mrs A Mason of Narre Warren, who lost her son and while her daughter was taking a telegram to the post office she was thrown from her house and killed. Her remaining son is blind. Mrs Mason lives on a recently-selected Crown Allotment and is practically destitute. Steps are being taken locally to render assistance but a good deal of help is needed and should any of your numerous readers be able to render assistance, will they communicate with us at the Shire Hall?
    This appeal has been authorised officially by my council, and the president of the shire has undertaken to safeguard all contributions made to the fund now being opened. -Yours &c
    F. M. HEALY, Shire Secretary, Ferntree Gully, Aug. 31.16

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "place of birth in death reg - no listing found."
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#M1727."
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "father as George MELBOURNE."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Oct 1943, p2.
  6. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  9. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-552-B     Mason     Welbourne     F     80     29/10/1943     1128
    4-552-B     Welbourne     [Catherine]     F     83     29/08/1914     527 (mother).
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Apr 1906, p6.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Apr 1906, p17.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 May 1906, p5.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 May 1906, p7.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jun 1906, p6.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Apr 1911, p4.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Sep 1915, p7.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Agnes Mary Agatha Mason

F, #2559, b. 1888, d. 24 Apr 1906
Father*George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Mother*Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Birth*1888 Paddington, NSW, Australia, #B10465.1 
Death*24 Apr 1906 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D4237 (Age 17) [par George MASON & Anna BELBOURNE] Occupation waitress.2
Inquest25 Apr 1906Inquest held 1906/506. Fracture of the skull haemorrhage on the brain caused by fall from horse, Beaconsfield.3 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1906MASON. — On the 25th April, at Upper Beaconsfield, Agnes, dearly beloved daughter of Annie and the late George Mason, aged 17 years; also their son, John Ignatius, aged 15 years, lost in the bush ten days ago.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Apr 1906, A boy named Mason, about 12 years of age, residing with his parents at the old Inebriate Asylum, in the Beaconsfield Ranges, was lost in the bush on Saturday afternoon. The lad, who is not of strong intellect, left home about 11 o'clock, driving the cows out to pasture. He called at Cosgrove's old place about noon, and when asked to stay for dinner refused. The woman in charge of the place went to cut him some bread and butter, but when she returned with it he was not to be seen, nor had he been heard of since. Diligent search in all the neighboring gullies has been made by residents of Beaconsfield and Berwick, and on Sunday the blacktrackers arrived from Dandenong. Owing to the heavy rains the previous night the trackers were un able to pick up any tracks. and up to 7 o'clock that evening no tidings had come to hand. The unfortunate boy had no coat or hat, so he probably fared badly in the inclement weather last night. Constable Steele and the blacktrackers were out again all day Tuesday, but did not succeed in finding him, though they came across traces where he had sat down by the side of a track to get a drink some time since the heavy rain of Saturday night, but how recently the trackers could not say.
    An unfortunate accident happened to Miss Mason aged 17 years a sister of the lost boy. She started to ride into Berwick to send some telegrams, but her horse got beyond control. The black tracker Charlie, seeing it had bolted, galloped after it, and succeeded in getting longside, but no sooner had he seized the reins than Miss Mason collapsed, falling off on her head. She was picked up unconscious and conveyed to her parents' residence. Dr Bennie was quickly in attendance. He found the patient in a very critical state, suffering from fracture of the base of the skull.5
  • 26 Apr 1906, SEARCH FOR LOST BOY. SISTER DIES FROM INJURIES.
    BERWICK. Wednesday. -Miss Mason aged 17 (sister of the boy who was lost in the Beaconsfield Ranges on Saturday last), who sustained a fracture of the base of the skull through an unfortunate accident yesterday, caused by a fall from a bolting horse succumbed to her injuries early this morning without having regained consciousness. A magisterial inquiry was held this afternoon, before Mr Edwin Greaves, JP, when a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was recorded.6

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#B10465."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 801, item 1906/506
    Female, Mason, Agnes Mary Agatha, Fracture of the skull haemorrhage on the brain caused by fall from horse, Beaconsfield, 1906/506, 25 Apr 1906,.
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 28 Apr 1906, p5.
  5. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 Apr 1906, p3.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Apr 1906, p4.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Joseph George Francis Mason

M, #2560, b. 1884, d. 11 Mar 1954
Father*George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Mother*Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Birth*1884 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D11406.1 
Marriage*16 Sep 1939 Spouse: Joyce Mary Dawes. St Patrick's Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia.2
 
Death*11 Mar 1954 42 Wellington Street, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #D2546 (Age 69.)3,4 
Death-Notice*12 Mar 1954MASON.—On March 11, at 42 Wellington Street, Collingwood, Joseph George Mason, beloved husband of Joyce and loving father of Mick, Irene, Heather, Julia, John, Gladys, Robert, June and Richard. Late of Narre Warren East and Hallam. Requiescat in pace.
MASON.—Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mr. JOSEPH GEORGE MASON will be celebrated at St John's Church, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, THIS DAY, at 7 a.m. The Funeral will leave the Church at 9.30 a.m. for the Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton. TOBIN BROTHERS.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Harkaway, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne and Catherine Louisa Wellborne.6
1942Narre Warren East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne and Joyce Mary Mason.7
1949Hallam Road, Hallam, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Joyce Mary Mason.8
195442 Wellington Street, Collingwood, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Joyce Mary Mason.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Apr 1919, In the Criminal Court yesterday before Mr Justice Cussen, Joseph George Mason was found not guilty on a charge of an offence against a girl, and was discharged.10
  • 13 Feb 1939, Fire Prosecutions. Joseph George Mason, pensioner, of Narre Warren East, who appeared on a similar charge [to Joseph Edebohls], was sentenced to be imprisoned for three months, but an order was made that the sentence be suspended on a bond that he be of good behaviour for two years.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D11406."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, scott (hayhay84) - Owner: hayhay84
    Joyce Mary DAWES 1918-1979.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, scott (hayhay84) - Owner: hayhay84.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 12 Mar 1954, p12.
  6. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  7. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Apr 1919, p8.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Feb 1939, p2.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Jane 'Jeannie' Mason

F, #2561, b. 28 Jul 1879, d. 1968
Father*George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Mother*Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Married NameRichardson.1 
Birth*28 Jul 1879 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B17589.2,3 
Marriage*1908 Spouse: William Richardson. VIC, Australia, #M3703.1
 
Death*1968 Williamstown, VIC, Australia, #D1856 (Age 89.)4 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17589."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Moss Family Tree Owner: Helios_Doyle.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

William Henry Mason

M, #2562, b. 13 Aug 1881, d. a 1890
Father*George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Mother*Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Note* William is only mentioned in his mother's death notice 1943. 
Birth*13 Aug 1881 Adelaide, SA, Australia, #B415/266 [par George MASON & Annie WELLBORNE].1 
Death*a 1890 Still alive when father died. 

Citations

  1. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Elizabeth Florence Mason

F, #2563, b. 1877, d. 20 Nov 1897
Father*George Mason b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890
Mother*Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943
Adoptive motherElizabeth Mason b. 1842, d. 19 Aug 1910
Birth*1877 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B23728.1 
Death*20 Nov 1897 25 Drummond Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia, #D11900 (Age 20). Died of chronich catarrh of stomach, jaundice, articular rheumatism (duration 12 months) Occupation student.2
Death-Notice*22 Nov 1897MASON -The Friends of the late Miss FLORENCE ELIZABETH MASON are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the residence of her aunt, Mrs Bowes, 20 Drummond street, Carlton this day (Monday, 22nd inst.), at 4 o'clock.
JOHN DALEY, Undertaker, Latrobe and Spring streets, Melbourne. Telephone 827.3 
Death-Notice24 Nov 1897MASON.--On the 20th November, at the residence of her aunt, Mrs E. Bowes, Drummond street, Carlton, Florence Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late George Mason, aged 20 years. Dearly beloved and deeply regretted by all who knew her. Requiescat in pace.4 

Grave

  • Roman Catholic Section H 265, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memoriam William Patrick BOWES
    died 25 Aug 1879 age 44 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of Florence Elizabeth MASON the dearly beloved niece and adopted daughter of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Florence Elizabeth MASON, who departed this life 20 Nov 1897 age 20 yrs.
    verse
    left side - Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth BOWES the dearly beloved wife of
    William Patrick BOWES
    died 19 Aug 1910 age 68 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    the beloved father of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    who died 20 Mar 1883 age 78 yrs.
    right side - verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    died 7 Apr 1890 age 38 yrs.
    verse.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B23728."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Nov 1897, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Nov 1897, p1.
  5. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Frederick Duncan Love

M, #2570, b. 1889, d. 1965
Father*Donald Campbell Love b. 28 May 1842, d. 19 Feb 1898
Mother*Elizabeth Milne Johnston b. 1854, d. 15 Jan 1913
Birth*1889 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B13089.1 
Marriage*21 Jan 1914 Spouse: Rosamond Pridham Blanchard. Hawthorn Presbyterian Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1914.2,3
 
Land-UBeac*16 Jun 1914 PAK-121. Transfer from John Crook to Frederick Duncan Love. 19a 2r 33p.4 
Land-UBeac16 Jun 1914 PAK-122, 385 Dickie Road. Transfer from John Crook to Frederick Duncan Love. 19a 3r 5p.5 
Land-Note29 Aug 1922 PAK-122: Mortgagee: Thomas Eales. Discharged 19 Sep 1929. Mortgagor was Frederick Duncan Love.6 
Land-Note*15 Sep 1926 PAK-121: Mortgagee: Charlotte Maria Marshall. Discharged 14 Feb 1934. Mortgagor was Frederick Duncan Love.7 
Land-Note15 Sep 1926 PAK-122: Mortgagee: Charlotte Maria Marshall. Discharged 19 Sep 1929
(continued on to Rosamond Pridham LOVE). Mortgagor was Frederick Duncan Love Rosamond Pridham Love.8 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1927 PAK-122, 385 Dickie Road. Transfer from Frederick Duncan Love to Rosamond Pridham Love. 19a 3r 5p.9 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1934 PAK-121. Transfer from Frederick Duncan Love to Worthy Carpenter. 19a 2r 33p.10 
Divorce*1936 Divorce No 342/1936.11,12 
Marriage* Spouse: Dorothy Leigh Bevan.
 
Death*1965 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D15501 (Age 76) [par Donald Campbell LOVE & Elizabeth Milne JOHNSTON].13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Rosamond Pridham Love.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27
bt 1937 - 1954A1 Settlement, Gaffney's Creek, Mansfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: battery attendant.28
196335 Creek Road, Mitcham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Dorothy Leigh Love.28
196322/7 Centre Road, Brighton East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Dorothy Leigh Love.28

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Jan 1914, Messrs Geo. W. Martin and Co. report having disposed of Mr Jno. Crook's orchard property at Upper Beaconsfield at a satisfactory figure, the purchaser being Mr E. D. Love.29
  • 24 Jan 1922, HOLIDAY RESORTS. Beaconsfield Upper.
    The annual shearing picnic was held on January 18 at Gwen Bryn, Mr. C. P. Hurditch's-estate, to which a party of about 50 visitors and friends was invited; Shearing operations were performed by Mr. Love, in the presence of interested spectators. An unrehearsed incident occurred through the breaking away of four of the sheep. Chasing them on ponies afforded excitement for the young riders, as well as to the adults of the party. After luncheon on the lawn there were pony races for the young people. Salisbury has a good number of guests, who have been playing croquet and tennis from early morning until they were unable to see the balls. A large number of visitors is expected next week.30
  • 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.31

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B13089."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M1914."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bailey Family Tree - Owner: johngrahambailey
    gives name as Norma BLANCHARD, married at Hawthorn Presbyterian Church.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-923 - Frederick Duncan Love of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Frederick Duncan Love of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Mortgage No 450410 to Thomas Eales. Discharged 19 Sep 1929.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-923 - Mortgage No 549273 to Charlotte Maria Marshall. Discharged 14 Feb 1934.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Mortgage No 549273 to Charlotte Maria Marshall. Discharged 19 Sep 1929.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Rosamond Pridham Love of 101 Alma Road East St Kilda Married Woman.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-923 - Worthy Carpenter of 1B Ballarat Road Footscray Wool Sorter.
  11. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "together on electoral rolls to 1931."
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15501 (Age 76) [par Donald Campbell LOVE & Elizabeth M JOHNSTON]."
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  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. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  27. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  28. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  29. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "28 Jan 1914, p2."
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1922, p10.
  31. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
Last Edited3 Aug 2017

Rosamond Pridham Blanchard

F, #2571, b. 1893, d. 30 May 1949
Married NameLove. 
Birth*1893 
Marriage*21 Jan 1914 Spouse: Frederick Duncan Love. Hawthorn Presbyterian Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1914.1,2
 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note15 Sep 1926 PAK-122: Mortgagee: Charlotte Maria Marshall. Discharged 19 Sep 1929
(continued on to Rosamond Pridham LOVE). Mortgagor was Frederick Duncan Love Rosamond Pridham Love.3 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1927 PAK-122, 385 Dickie Road. Transfer from Frederick Duncan Love to Rosamond Pridham Love. 19a 3r 5p.4 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1934 PAK-122, 385 Dickie Road. Transfer from Rosamond Pridham Love to Worthy Carpenter. 19a 3r 5p.5 
Divorce*1936 Divorce No 342/1936.6,7 
Death*30 May 1949 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D5584 (Age 56) [par Henry Charles BLANCHARD & Marion PARMENTIER].8 
Death-Notice*31 May 1949LOVE.—On May 30 (suddenly), Rosamond, loved mother of Lorraine (deceased) and Rosamond (Mrs. G. Eastwood), and loved grandmother of Rosamond, Peter, and Clive.
LOVE.—On May 30 (suddenly), Rosamond, loved sister of Dorothy (Mrs. O. Hammerstein, U.S.A.), Dubbie (Mrs. H. G. Schnabl), Doodle (Mrs. J. Watanabe), and Marjorie (Mrs. Roy Youlden).
LOVE.—On May 30, Rosamond, of 3 Iona avenue, Toorak. -Deeply regretted. (Inserted by a friend.)
LOVE.-The Funeral of the late Mrs ROSAMOND LOVE will leave Sleight's Funeral Home. St. Kilda road, Melbourne, TOMORROW (Wednesday, after a service commencing at 2.45 p.m., for the Necropolis, Springvale. A. A. SLEIGHT PTY. LTD.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick Duncan Love.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Apr 1915, Miss Dorothy Blanchard, and Mr. Vivian H. L. Barlow, are the quests of Miss Blanchard's sister, Mrs. F. D. Love, at "Yeranga," Upper Beaconsfield, for Easter, and will not be returning to town till the 12th April.24
  • 4 Sep 1915, BANK NOTES MYSTERY. WOMAN CLAIMS OWNERSHIP.
    The police authorities believe that the mystery concerning the reported finding, in July last, of a "roll of bank notes" by a girl, who is said to have handed them to a constable on duty in Collins street, has been cleared up, inasmuch as Mrs Love, of Beaconsfield, now staying in Williamstown, called on Inspector Keegan yesterday, and reported the loss of four £1-notes on July 12, in Collins street. Mrs Love said that on that day she cashed a cheque for £6 at a bank, and spent £2, the last £1 at Georges'. In company with her sister, she walked down Collins street, past the "Age" office, to the Mia Mia tearooms. While in the tearooms Mrs Love missed the four £1-notes and concluded that she had been robbed in the crowd in front of the newspaper office. On the advice of her brother-in-law, Mrs. Love advertised her loss in an evening paper.
    Inspector Keegan advised Mrs Love to produce a copy of the paper containing the advertisement, and lodge a claim for the money, which was handed over at Russell street by the constable concerned in July last. Inspector Keegan remarked that so far as the constable was concerned, he had given a thoroughly satisfactory account of the matter, and there was no doubt whatever as to his honesty. Certainly, he had handed over only £3, but one note might easily have detached itself from the others. The bank notes represented the third amount of money he had handed in within a month.25
  • 5 Jul 1923, Dance at Upper Beaconsfield.
    At the invitation of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. G. H. Knox, a number of their friends from Upper Beaconsfield and the surrounding districts, and also Melbourne were present at the delightful dance held in the Assembly Hall, Upper Beaconsfield, on Friday evening, June 22. The guest of the evening was Miss K. Bird, cousin of the hostess, who is on a visit from England, and the dance was given in honor of her twenty-first birthday. The supper room of the hall was converted into a cosy lounge, with easy chairs, carpets, and a glowing fire. Bridge tables were provided for non-dancers. On a large table in the supper-room was arranged a buffet supper.
    The hall was gaily decked with cerise and violet streamers festooned from a centrepiece arranged with hoops of paper flowers of the same color and greenery. Tall oriental lamps and festoons of greenery, with cerise flowers, made a very effective screen round the dias, on which the musicians were seated. Mr. K. R. Pinkerton (of Berwick) was responsible for the artistic decorations of the hall. At 10 p.m. the guests retired to Salisbury House, opposite the hall, to partake of a sit-down supper.
    After midnight a large birthday cake, with twenty-one candles burning brightly on it, was carried into the hall, and cut by Miss Bird. The hostess (Mrs. G. H. Knox) wore a gracefully draped frock of apricot changeable taffeta, caught at the side with monkey fur: she carried an Early Victorian posy of autumn tints. Miss K. Bird was dressed in dainty mauve taffeta, with panels of Valenciennes lace, and a deep collar of georgette edged with similar lace.
    Among the guests present were.—Messrs. R. Knox (Melbourne), Dare (Melbourne), Lester, Beauchamp, Capt. Tate, Messrs. J. F. Sturken, Bunt, Day, K. R. Pinkerton, J. Swords, R. Glover, Berglund, Carsewell, Lorimer, Brown, McBride, E. Blain, Seely, Harvey Smith, Cant, Reed, Lester, Miss Margaret Clarke (Melbourne), flame-colored crepe de chine, with tulle pointed overskirt. Mrs. E. W. Harris, blue marocain, with flowing ninon sleeves, blue wreath. Miss Margaret Crossley, mauve crepe de chine, satin waist-line caught with cabachon of violets. Mrs. Beecham (Scoresby), blue shot taffeta, draped skirt, caught at sicie with handsome cabachon of feathers. Mrs. Lister (Scoresby), black crepe de chine, with jet trimmings. Mrs. R. P. Frances, black tulle, beaded with jet and iridescent beads, beads over crepe de chine. Mrs. John Sturken, brocaded crepe de chine, white waist-line finisher with pearl girdle, long ninon sleeves. Mrs Harvey Smith, black taffeta inlet with lace, finished at waist with gold and jet girdle. Mrs. Bunt, black charineuse, with silver trimmings.
    Mrs. James Wilson, black crepe de chene with steel trimmings. Mrs. P. C. Anderson, blue shot taffeta, with pink flowers at waist and in hair. Miss Campbell, black crepe de chine with black lace. Miss Towl (Melbourne), apricot charmeuse pointed skirt, finished at waist with same color. Miss Cunningham, powder blue georgette Miss Walker, slate grey silk, black tulle sash, deep collar Maltese lace. Miss Peterson, eau-de-nil cachemire de sole. Miss Shorthouse, shot taffeta, pink finished with flowers at waist. Miss King, shot pink, with tulle trimmings. Mrs Cyril Davey, pretty white georgette, with pointed skirt over crepe de chine.
    Miss Ashley, black cachemire de sole panels of radium lace, finished at waist with fuchsia flower trimmings. Miss D. Ashley, stamped mauve velvet, trimmings of silver and silver girdle. Miss Barker mauve taffeta silk, with pretty pointed skirt over trimmed underskirt. Miss R Gamble, fuchsia colored cachemire de sole. Miss Bunt, flame colored crepe de chine, Miss M. Bunt, turquoise blue crepe de chine. Miss Dayey, royal blue figured georgette, with side panel of steel color. Miss M. Davey, jade green georgette, Miss McLean, black cachery re de sole, kingfisher blue let in at side. Miss N. McLean, mole cachemire de sole, sleeves of gold georgette, skirt caught with blue and gold cabachon. Miss Stenhouse, pale blue crepe de chine, with bead trimmings. Mrs. Gamble, black crepe de chine. Mrs. Jack Ashley, black and gold figured georgette. Mrs. F. Griffin, black charmeuse, with radium lace trimmings. Mrs. Love, green and gold brocaded georgette. Mrs Hurditch, pink ninon, with pale blue finishings. Mrs. Kirkwood, black velvet draped frock caught at sides with jet or naments. Mrs. McBride, black crepe de chine, with jet girdle. Mrs. Fung, black crepe de chine. Miss Lockey, royal blue figured georgette.26
  • 26 Oct 1929, HAMMERSTEIN—JACOBSON. — On the 14th May, at Maryland (U.S.A.), Mrs. Dorothy Jacobson, second daughter of Captain and Mrs. H. J. Blanchard, Sandhurst, Alma road, East St. Kilda, to Oscar Hammerstein, of New York City.27
  • 30 May 1946, Mrs Oscar Hammerstein Back After 16 Years After an absence of 16 years Mrs Oscar Hammerstein II returned to Melbourne last night with her husband, the famous song writer, on a three weeks' visit.
    Mrs Hammerstein was formerly Miss Dorothy Blanchard, of Melbourne. M Hammerstein is her second husband, and she is his second wife.
    When she went to America she appeared in revue, and understudied Beatrice Lillie, who later became godmother to Mrs Hammerstein's daughter Susan.
    Nine years ago Mrs Hammerstein opened an interior decorating studio in New York, and this, she says, has become almost a full-time job. "I'm crazy for colour," she said, "and I think that people should have gay surroundings. Young people should not live in an atmosphere which looks as if it belonged, to their grandmothers."
    Mrs Hammerstein describes the Hammerstein family as "yours, mine, and ours." Her 18-year-old daughter Susan is now in films, being groomed for stardom by 20th Century Fox, with whom she has a- seven-year contract. A son by her first marriage is at school in Pennsylvania, and Jimmy, son of Mr and Mrs Hammer stein, is also at school.
    Yesterday Mrs Blanchard, Mrs Hammerstein's 80-year-old mother, was anxiously waiting for her arrival. She was particularly thrilled by a present which her daughter brought from New York-two pairs of nylon stockings.
    Mr and Mrs Hammerstein are at Menzies Hotel.28
  • 27 Jun 1946, The Longest Way Home
    I was interested to hear last night from Mrs Blanchard, of St Kilda, that her daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Oscar Hammerstein, are taking the longest way round to get back to New York quickly. When they were unable to secure accommodation for the Pacific flight Mr Hammerstein decided to fly to Lon- don, hoping to reach New York in five days. A cable yesterday told the sad story of a plane hold-up in Singapore, and Mr and Mrs Hammerstein expected to reach London by today.29

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M1914."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bailey Family Tree - Owner: johngrahambailey
    gives name as Norma BLANCHARD, married at Hawthorn Presbyterian Church.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Mortgage No 549273 to Charlotte Maria Marshall. Discharged 19 Sep 1929.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Rosamond Pridham Love of 101 Alma Road East St Kilda Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3484-651 - Worthy Carpenter of 1B Ballarat Road Footscray Wool Sorter.
  6. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "together on electoral rolls to 1931."
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5584 (Age 56) [par Henry Charles BLANCHARD & Marion PARMENTIER]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 May 1949, p9.
  10. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  11. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  12. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  13. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  14. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  15. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  16. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  17. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  18. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  19. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  20. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  21. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  22. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  23. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  24. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Punch (Melbourne), 8 Apr 1915, p24.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Sep 1915, p18.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 5 Jul 1923, p36.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Oct 1929, p13.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 May 1946, p10.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jun 1946, p8.
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