Charles Taafe Truscott

M, #26193, b. 1906, d. 1979
Birth*1906 Williamstown, VIC, Australia, #B23227/1906.1 
Land-Gembrook*31 Aug 1945 GEM--40 (part). Transfer from The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd to Charles Taafe Truscott. 154a 0r 24p.2 
Land-Gembrook9 Mar 1955 GEM--40 (part). Transfer from Charles Taafe Truscott to Nicotero Oppes Mario Oppes. 154a 0r 24p.3 
Death*1979 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D21008/1979 (Age 73) [par Charles TRUSCOTT & Sarah TAAFE].4 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1593-569 - Charles Taafe Truscott of Pakenham East Box Miller - C/T 6787-336.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6787-336 - Nicotero Oppes the Elder, Mario Oppes and Nicoterro Oppes the Younger all of 60 Arden Street North Melbourne Ironworkers - C/T 8069-314.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D21008/1979 - born Williamstown."
Last Edited24 Jun 2021

The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance

?, #26200
Misc* Trustees of the Sons of Temperance: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Jonathan Edward Pittock, Walter Lawson Appleby, Thomas Roberts Burrows, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley, Joseph Alexander Thear
Land-Note*2 Mar 1925 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 9): Mortgagee: The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance. Mortgage No 512134. Discharged 30 May 1932. Mortgagor was Asprey James Collie.1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Sep 1913: Transfer of Land Act 1890.—In the matter of the Instrument of Mortgage numbered 264539 in the Register Book, and in the matter of the Application of ALEXANDER FRASER, of Flinders street, Melbourne, brassfounder; THOMAS ROBERT BURROWS, of Lyndhurst street, Richmond, gentleman; JAMES ROBERT THEAR, of Moorabool street, Geelong, manufacturer, and JONATHAN EDWARD PITTOCK, of Ryrie street, Geelong, slater (Trustees for the time being of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society) for an Order for Foreclosure.
    PURSUANT to Section 130 of the above-mentioned Act, the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published in "The Herald" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale; and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the 13th day of October, 1913, as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicants an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the 29th day of August, 1913.
    WM. BYRNE. Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    LAND REFERRED TO.
    Part of Crown Allotments seven and eight, Section one, town of Williamstown, parish of Cut Paw Paw, county of Bourke, particularly described in Certificate of Title Vol 3231, Fol. 646188. Alexander Fraser, Thomas Roberts Burrows, James Robert Thear, Jonathan Edward Pittock2
  • 29 Nov 1926: TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1915. In the matter of the Instrument of Mortgage numbered 377883 in the Register Book and in the matter of the Application of ALEXANDER FRASER, of Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Brassfounder; WALTER LAWSON APPLEBY, of Rose Street, Brunswick, Builder; ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH, formerly of Latrobe Terrace, but now of Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; and JOSEPH ALEXANDER THEAR, of Malop-Street, Geelong, Manufacturer, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order of Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published in THE HERALD newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the Thirtieth day of December, 1926, as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicants an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the 15th day of November, 1926.
    J. B. WORRELL, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    LAND ABOVE REFERRED TO
    Crown Allotment 29A, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, particularly described in Crown Grant Vol. 1439 Fol. 287706; Crown allotments A20 and 29, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, being the land formerly comprised in Certificate of Title Vol. 1309 Fol. 261788 but now comprised in Certificate of Title Vol. 4104 Fol. 820785; Crown Allotments 117, 118, 119 and 120, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, particularly described in Crown Grant Vol. 2085 Fol. 416992.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne, Solicitors, for the Applicants. Isabella Crawford Martin Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, Joseph Alexander Thear3
  • 3 Mar 1927: TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1915.— In the Matter of the Instrument of Mortgage Numbered 372,485 in the Register Book, and in the Matter of the Application of Alexander Fraser, of Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Brassfounder, Walter Lawson Appleby, of Rose Street, Brunswick, Builder; Ernest Charles Melhuish, formerly of Latrobe Terrace but now of Aberdeen Street Newtown, Geelong, Manager; and Joseph Alexander Thear, of Malop Street, Geelong, Manufacturer, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance friendly Society for an Order for Foreclosure. — Pursuant to section 162 of the abovementioned act, the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published In "The Argus" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of closure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the abovementioned morgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the twenty first day of February, 1927. J.B, WORRELL, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    LAND ABOVE REFERRED TO.
    The surface and down to a depth of fifty feet below the surface of all that piece of land being Crown Allotment 145 and part of Crown Allotment 145c, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, and being the land now comprised in Crown grant vol. 3881, fol. 776,155.
    Home & Wilkinson, 413 Collins street Melbourne, solicitors for the abovenamed applicants. Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, Joseph Alexander Thear4
  • 29 Jul 1938: In the matter of the Application of ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH of 121 Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; WILLIAM JAMES WHEELER of 65 Pascoe Crescent, Essendon, Builder; LESLIE WILLIAM ABLEY of Madden Avenue, Mildura, Sergeant of Police, and ALEXANDER EDWARD BONE of 9 Thomson Street, Essendon, Wire Worker, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order for Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published In the "HERALD" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the 25th day of August 1938 as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicant an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the Eleventh day of July, 1938.
    J. M. GLENN, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    Land Above Referred To:
    Part of Crown Portion 71 East of Elsternwick Parish of Prahran County of Bourke being the land described in Certificate of Title Vol. 2507 Fol. 501274.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne. Solicitor for the applicant. Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley, Alexander Edward Bone5

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-656 - Mortgage No 512134 from The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance. Discharged 30 May 1925.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 11 Sep 1913, p12
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241533694
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 29 Nov 1926, p17
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245454710
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 3 Mar 1927, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3841331
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 29 Jul 1938, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243450943
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

William James Wheeler

M, #26201
(Trustee) MiscWilliam James Wheeler was one of the Trustees of the Sons of Temperance: with Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Jonathan Edward Pittock, Walter Lawson Appleby, Thomas Roberts Burrows, Ernest Charles Melhuish, Leslie William Abley, Joseph Alexander Thear
(Mortgagee) Land-Note30 May 1932 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 9): Mortgagee: Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley. Mortgage No 677514. Discharged 23 Sep 1938. Mortgagor was Asprey James Collie.1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jul 1938: In the matter of the Application of ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH of 121 Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; WILLIAM JAMES WHEELER of 65 Pascoe Crescent, Essendon, Builder; LESLIE WILLIAM ABLEY of Madden Avenue, Mildura, Sergeant of Police, and ALEXANDER EDWARD BONE of 9 Thomson Street, Essendon, Wire Worker, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order for Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published In the "HERALD" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the 25th day of August 1938 as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicant an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the Eleventh day of July, 1938.
    J. M. GLENN, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    Land Above Referred To:
    Part of Crown Portion 71 East of Elsternwick Parish of Prahran County of Bourke being the land described in Certificate of Title Vol. 2507 Fol. 501274.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne. Solicitor for the applicant. The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Ernest Charles Melhuish, Leslie William Abley, Alexander Edward Bone2

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-656 - Mortgage No 677514. Discharged 23 Sep 1938. Mortgagees: Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 29 Jul 1938, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243450943
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Leslie William Abley

M, #26202, b. 1892, d. 1966
Birth*1892 Broadford, VIC, Australia.1 
(Trustee) MiscLeslie William Abley was one of the Trustees of the Sons of Temperance: with Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Jonathan Edward Pittock, Walter Lawson Appleby, Thomas Roberts Burrows, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Joseph Alexander Thear
(Mortgagee) Land-Note30 May 1932 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 9): Mortgagee: Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley. Mortgage No 677514. Discharged 23 Sep 1938. Mortgagor was Asprey James Collie.2 
Death*1966 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D1411/1966 (Age 74) [par William Henry ABLEY & Annie Florence BROWNE].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jul 1938: In the matter of the Application of ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH of 121 Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; WILLIAM JAMES WHEELER of 65 Pascoe Crescent, Essendon, Builder; LESLIE WILLIAM ABLEY of Madden Avenue, Mildura, Sergeant of Police, and ALEXANDER EDWARD BONE of 9 Thomson Street, Essendon, Wire Worker, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order for Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published In the "HERALD" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the 25th day of August 1938 as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicant an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the Eleventh day of July, 1938.
    J. M. GLENN, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    Land Above Referred To:
    Part of Crown Portion 71 East of Elsternwick Parish of Prahran County of Bourke being the land described in Certificate of Title Vol. 2507 Fol. 501274.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne. Solicitor for the applicant. The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Alexander Edward Bone3

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D1411/1966 - born Broadford."
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-656 - Mortgage No 677514. Discharged 23 Sep 1938. Mortgagees: Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 29 Jul 1938, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243450943
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Alexander Edward Bone

M, #26203

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jul 1938: In the matter of the Application of ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH of 121 Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; WILLIAM JAMES WHEELER of 65 Pascoe Crescent, Essendon, Builder; LESLIE WILLIAM ABLEY of Madden Avenue, Mildura, Sergeant of Police, and ALEXANDER EDWARD BONE of 9 Thomson Street, Essendon, Wire Worker, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order for Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published In the "HERALD" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the 25th day of August 1938 as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicant an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the Eleventh day of July, 1938.
    J. M. GLENN, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    Land Above Referred To:
    Part of Crown Portion 71 East of Elsternwick Parish of Prahran County of Bourke being the land described in Certificate of Title Vol. 2507 Fol. 501274.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne. Solicitor for the applicant. The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley1

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 29 Jul 1938, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243450943
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Tom Agg Hills

M, #26204
Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith. 293a 0r 34p.1 
Land-Gembrook*18 Mar 1893 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith. 317a 0r 33p.2 
Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith to Isabella Crawford Martin. 293a 0r 34p.3 
Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith to Isabella Crawford Martin. 317a 0r 33p.4 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Tom Agg Hills of Broken Hill Chambers Queen Street Melbourne Accountant and Edward Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Bank Manager.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Tom Agg Hills of Broken Hill Chambers Queen Street Melbourne Accountant and Edward Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Bank Manager.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of High Street Malvern Merchant.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of High Street Malvern Merchant.
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Edward Smith

M, #26205
(Transfer to) Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith. 293a 0r 34p.1 
(Transfer to) Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith. 317a 0r 33p.2 
(Transfer from) Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith to Isabella Crawford Martin. 293a 0r 34p.3 
(Transfer from) Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith to Isabella Crawford Martin. 317a 0r 33p.4 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Tom Agg Hills of Broken Hill Chambers Queen Street Melbourne Accountant and Edward Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Bank Manager.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Tom Agg Hills of Broken Hill Chambers Queen Street Melbourne Accountant and Edward Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Bank Manager.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of High Street Malvern Merchant.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of High Street Malvern Merchant.
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

James Dudley Seymour

M, #26206, b. 1885, d. Oct 1950
Birth*1885 Avoca, VIC, Australia, #B22855/1885.1 
Land-Gembrook*8 Jan 1934 GEM--74A.A13. Transfer from John Turnbull Richard Turnbull to James Dudley Seymour. Balance - transfer 1539739 - C/T 5903-498.2 
Death*Oct 1950 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D11547/1950 (Age 65) [par James Tudor SEYMOUR & Margaret IVES].3 
Death-Notice*12 Oct 1950SEYMOUR.—James Dudley, beloved husband of Beatrice, of "Cleveland," Heidelberg. Privately Interred October 11.
SEYMOUR.—James Dudley, of "Cleveland," Heidelberg, a dearly loved brother and friend.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Dec 1931: REMOVING TIMBER FROM ESTATE. At Heidelberg court yesterday John Alexander McLennan, farm employe, of Plenty-road, Heidelberg, was charged with having cut down firewood with the intention of stealing it.
    James Dudley Seymour, land owner, of Martin-street, Heidelberg, stated he was part owner and trustee of an extensive properly known as the Cleveland Estate, three miles from Heidelberg. On visiting the estate on 20th August he found that some trees bad been cut down and the timber pushed through a fence and stacked on the roadside ready for removal. Defendant had received no authority to remove the timber.
    Defendant was fined £1, in default seven days' imprisonment.5

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2509-627 - transfer 1539739 - C/T 5903-498.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D11547/1950 - born AVOCA."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 12 Oct 1950, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244348397
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 11 Dec 1931, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203726153
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Mary Ann Lynch

F, #26212, b. 1844, d. May 1910
Married NameQuinlan. 
Birth*1844 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B380/1844 & #B37513/1844 [par Michael LYNCH & Julia GRACE].1 
Marriage*1 Aug 1866 Spouse: Francis Quinlan. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M2607/1866 - registered again #M648/1884.2
 
Num Child*bt 1867 - 1880Mary Ann Quinlan and Francis Quinlan had 10 children between 1867-1880. (Edith Mary; Herbert; Louis Michael; Percy Austin; Mabel Frances; Francis; Agnes Julia; Grace Angela; Michael Claud; Charles) children.1 
WidowFeb 1910Mary Ann Lynch became a widow upon the death of her husband Francis Quinlan.3 
Death*May 1910 Long Ashton, Somerset, England, Jun Q 1910 Mary Anne Quinlan (Long Ashton) 5c 360 (Age 65.)4 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Francis Quinlan
    Mar Q 1910 (Long Ashton) 05c 422 (Age 78)."
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Death Jun Q 1910 Mary Anne Quinlan (Long Ashton) 5c 360 (Age 65)."
Last Edited26 Jun 2021

Ellen Torr1

F, #26213, b. 1826, d. 7 May 1896
Married NameTierney. 
Married NamePrendergast.1 
Birth*1826 
Marriage*1842 Spouse: Daniel Joseph Tierney. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
 
Widow22 May 1863Ellen Torr became a widow upon the death of her husband Daniel Joseph Tierney.1 
Marriage*29 May 1869 Spouse: Leonard Prendergast. VIC, Australia, #M1795/1869 - as Ellen TIERNEY.2
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jun 1869PRENDERGAST—TORR.—On the 29th ult., at St. Francis's, by the Rev. G. V. Barry, Leonard Prendergast, Esq., solicitor, Melbourne, son of the late Robert Prendergast, Esq., of Ardfinan Castle, Tipperary, Ireland, to Ellen Tierney, daughter of the late George Bradley Torr, Esq., Manchester, England.3 
Widow5 Feb 1891Ellen Torr became a widow upon the death of her husband Leonard Prendergast
Death*7 May 1896 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D5775/1896 (Age 70) [par George Bradley FORD & Anne GUY].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jun 1863: The Government Gazette of last night contains the startling announcement of the appointment among the deputy-registrars of births and deaths, of Mrs Ellen Tierney, for the district of South Melbourne, vice Dr Tierney, deceased. Mr Garrett Flood Nagle succeeds Dr Tierney for the district of North Melbourne.4
  • 12 Jun 1863: A lady holding the office of Registrar for the city of Melbourne would to strangers be as much a curiosity as the hirsute female of M. Sohier's establishment. To the initiated, however, the phenomenon has a ready explanation : The Ministry have appointed all the available Irishmen, to Government situations, and they have now commenced the list of Irishwomen. We have heard of a self-acting church organ that through the awkwardness of the manipulator played the Morning Hymn over twelve times to an impatient congregation and a long-suffering parson, who with the last cadence sprang up to proceed with the services of the day, but the perverse instrument with equal alacrity started off with the 'Old Hundredth,' and to the dismay of the parishioners it was discovered that until the role of twenty-four tunes, twelve times repeated, had been exhausted, there would be no cessation of the automatic psalmody. The public has endured the repetition of Irish appointments with exemplary patience, it was hoped that, at some period; or other, every individual of correct nationality and opinions would be provided for, and that then there might be a chance for a down-trodden Englishman, or suffering Scot ; but lo ! the Ministry have begun a new tune. There being no more Irishmen to provide for at present, they have passed on to Irishwomen, until the dearth shall have become known in that blissful region where the species is indigenous, and from whence a fresh male migration may be shortly expected. Although aware of the prodigality with which appointments have been made, we did not imagine that the list of Irish applicants was so near exhaustion. The Ministry ought to have husbanded their resources better, or secured a timely, importation. Had they not happily thought of Irishwomen, there is some probability that they would have been driven to a selection from Englishmen, immensely to the detriment of the public service.
    The appointment of Mrs Ellen Tierney to the Registrarship of the most populous division of the city, is certainly the most scandalous abuse of the patronage on which the Chief Secretary has yet ventured. We are ready to admit that the lady may have claims on the consideration of Mr O'Shanassy, but she has none on the public. It is very sad that she should be left unprovided for, but her destitution it no reason why she should have the reversion of her late husband's situation, and a salary of £350 per annum. If Mrs Tierney is entitled through her poverty to succeed her husband, the poor widows of other deceased public officers are equally entitled. If she may perform the functions of her office by proxy, and enjoy a considerable income after paying a subordinate, other bereaved ladies may claim a similar right of dower. It would be rude to doubt Mrs Tierney's capacity to perform the duties of Registrar, but we may be allowed to question the propriety of paying so large a salary for work that a female can accomplish. If Mrs Tierney is competent to be Registrar, it is plain that a junior, clerk, at a salary of £150, would do equally well, and £200 per annum would be saved to the public. Neither is there any necessity for Mrs Tierney's colleague, Mr Nagle. A lady being able to record the births and deaths, and celebrate some of the marriages in South Melbourne, it is clear that a gentleman of ordinary business abilities would be capable of taking charge of both divisions, as Dr Tierney did, and a salary of £350 would be ample remuneration. It is under stood that that gentleman's income varied from £650 to £900 during the four or five years he held his appointment, and it was not unreasonable to expect from him some provision for his family, more particularly as he persistently alleged himself to be in possession of a sufficient qualification for a seat in the Upper House, and made himself appear to be the ostensible owner of considerable landed property. Whatever may be the claims of Mrs. Tierney on public consideration, they ought to have been preferred to the Parliament, or if it be true that the Chief Secretary promised Dr Tierney on his death bed to provide for his widow, she ought to have had some occupation adapted to her sex. Whatever may be the lady's abilities, it is impossible that she can perform her duties to the satisfaction of the public. An accurate registration of births and deaths is of the utmost importance, and mistake or omission may involve serious consequences hereafter. But apart from this aspect of the case, the appointment is a gross abuse of the patronage. No other female but Mrs Tierney would have been considered even an eligible applicant, and she has obtained the post over the heads of a score or two of others, simply because she was the wife of Dr Tierney, the friend of the Chief Secretary. Her poverty is her qualification, and her personal intimacy with the family of Mr O'Shanassy the secret of her preferment. We are assured that several gentlemen of great respectability, and unquestionable competency, applied for the vacant office, but they were contemptuously set aside. No one can refuse sympathy to Mrs Tierney, and no one would grudge her an appointment in which she might earn a respectable livelihood, regretting at the same time the hard necessity forced upon her. But it is monstrous that any female should be created Registrar of the city, with an income of £350 per annum. There is only one excuse for so flagrant a breach of public trust, namely, that there is no eligible Irishman remaining unprovided for. Mr Nagle's qualifications are undoubted. Being the brother-in-law of Mr D. S. O'Connor, and he being the protégé of Mr Hugh Glass and the leader of the Loddon land raid, he had unquestionable claims on the Government. Besides, he had had some connection with the Catholic newspaper, which alone is a sufficient recommendation. The appointment of Registrars for the city of Melbourne will, however, we trust, be almost, if not quite, the last exercise of patronage by Mr O'Shanassy.5
  • 25 Jul 1867: Women's rights are certainly recognised in Victoria as much as in any part of the world, and we have now several lady officials. Mrs Ellen Tierney, as registrar for a populous division of Melbourne, has chronicled the entrances and exits for some years, and Friday's Government Gazette announces the appointment under the hand of Mr M'Culloch of Mrs Knell to a deputy-registrarship at Queenstown, Caledonia Diggings, formerly held by her deceased husband. The O'Shanassy administration were, it will be remembered, subjected to much animadversion on the appointment of Dr Tierney's widow, but the present Ministry appear to have seen fit to "go and do likewise."6
  • 19 Aug 1882: In the " London Town Talk" of The Argus of this day week, it is mentioned that the appointment of a lady to the office of registrar of births and deaths, at Leicester, has been causing great stir as being the "first step to the removal of female political disabilities."
    It is one of the curious repetitions of history that the identical words might be used regarding an appointment formerly made in Melbourne. Sir John (then Mr.) O'Shanassy nominated Mrs.Tierney (now Mrs. Prendergast) to the office of registrar of births and deaths at Melbourne. It was the first appointment of a woman to a Government situation, it caused great stir, it was the first plunge which led to the subsequent employment of women in many administrative departments in Victoria; and, for the encouragement of our friends at home, I believe I am right in saying that the lady registrar has performed her duties at all times admirably.7

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 2 Jun 1869, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5820029
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 10 Jun 1863, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154964557
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 12 Jun 1863, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154965361
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Kilmore Free Press and Counties of Bourke and Dalhousie Advertiser (Kilmore, Vic.), Thu 25 Jul 1867, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70061829
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 19 Aug 1882, p17
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138642906
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John William Hindell1

M, #26218, b. 23 Aug 1914, d. 8 Dec 1992
Birth*23 Aug 1914 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B18265/1914 [par Herbert Robert HINDELL & Kate Dean NEECROFT].2,3 
Marriage-Notice*2 Mar 1938Engagement: Joan, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Piddock-Denne, of Glenferrie road, Kooyong, to John William, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hindell, of Malvern.4 
Marriage*16 Jul 1940 Spouse: Dora Joan Piddock-Denne. All Saints' Church, Kooyong, VIC, Australia, #M12286/1940.1
 
Marriage-Notice20 Jul 1940PEDDOCK-DENNE—HINDELL.—On July 16, at All Saints' Church, Kooyong, Joan, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Peddock-Denne, 469 Glenferrie-road, Kooyong, to Lieut. John W. Hindell, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hindell, Cressy-street, Gardiner.5 
Widower16 Dec 1991John William Hindell became a widower upon the death of his wife Dora Joan Piddock-Denne.6,3 
Death*8 Dec 1992 Strathfield, NSW, Australia.6,3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19379 Cressy Street, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bank officer.7
bt 1949 - 195492 Relowe Cres, Surrey Hills, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bank official. With Dora Joan Hindell.8,9
1963157 Langtree Avenue, Mildura, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bank manager. With Dora Joan Hindell.10
196833 South Street, Strathfield, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: bank officer. With Dora Joan Hindell.11
197233 South Street, Strathfield, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: bank official. With Dora Joan Hindell.12
bt 1977 - 198033 South Street, Strathfield, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: bank officer. With Dora Joan Hindell.13,14

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, joanne holden (My family tree) - has date.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Mar 1938, p7.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 20 Jul 1940, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204411445
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, garryb357 (Burke Family Tree 2).
  7. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937 "with Herbert Robert (engineer) & Kate Dean Hindell (home duties)."
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  11. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  12. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  13. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  14. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
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NOTE

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