William Henry Croker

M, #2731, b. 1850, d. 29 Nov 1922
William Henry CROKER
[Barristers and solicitors August 1904]
State Library of Victoria
Birth*1850 Quebec, Canada.1 
Marriage*1 Apr 1875 Spouse: Kate Amelia Liley. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1801.1,2
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Apr 1875CROKER-LILEY. -On the 1st inst, at St Patrick's Cathedral, by his Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne, assisted by the Rev J P O'Sullivan, the Rev W Kelly, and the Rev Alyward, William Henry Croker, Solicitor to Kate Amelia, the youngest daughter of Captain T J Liley.3 
Death*29 Nov 1922 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D13928 (age 72) [par John CROKER & Margaret RYAN].1 
Death-Notice*2 Dec 1922CROKER. On the 29th November, at his residence, Gipps street, East Melbourne, William Henry, dearly beloved husband of Kate Amelia Croker and loved father of Beatrice, William, and Constance. Privately interred at Melbourne General Cemetery on the 1st December.4 
Probate (Will)*25 Mar 1924 193/986. Solicitor. Melbourne.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Feb 1885, At the Williamstown Court on Tuesday, J. Thompson, master of the barque Sir Jamsetjee Family, was summoned, at the instance of the harbour master, for neglecting to berth his vessel as ordered. Mr. Croker, who appeared for the defendant, argued that his client should have been summoned to Port Melbourne Court, that " being more easy of access " than Williamstown, the offence having taken place at the Port Melbourne town pier. To this Mr. Stewart, for the prosecutor, replied that Williamstown was nearer the residence of the defendant than Port Melbourne. In the course of the arguments it was shown that the summons had been served on defendant after his vessel had hauled out in the stream. The case was dismissed without prejudice.6
  • 9 Apr 1892, On those conditions we start for Beaconsfield. It is 17 years since I last visited the place. It was then little better than a "one horse" roadside bush place, now it can boast of possessing the fashionable country residences of the wool kings, merchant princes, bankers, stock jobbers, large practice lawyers, and elite of Toorak. Yes there are the Armytages, the Mackays, the McCutcheons, the Smiths, and the Croker here with handsome mansions, after the good old English country gentleman's style, with-well laid out exten sive grounds, carriage drives and ornamuental approaches which create admiration and at times awe in the breasts of broken down pressmen like poor Wanderer. Your Williamstown boy, Mr W. H. Croker, has 80 acres of what may be termed fairy land there. It joins Mr Smith's, the stock broker, and in my opinion Fern Tree Gully is not a patch on it. Two lady friends show me round. We make our way down the gully amongst the ferns, and boil the billy in "Croker's castle." The castle is a log hut measuring 10 x 12 feet, with a chimney big enough to lay down in. Miss S—— makes the tea, provides some excellent sandwiches, a plum cake bearing Swallow and Ariell's label, and we feast on the good things as only bush people can do after a journey. The castle was furnished with table and chairs of a rustic character last summer, but some ruffian or ruffians committed a piece of of gross vandalism not long ago in throwing the lot down the gully thereby smashing them up. I hope Mr Croker will offer a reward for information that will lead to the prosecution of the miscreants. The boarding houses in Beaconsfield are the largest and best conducted in Victoria. Hundreds of people are here accommodated during the spring and summer months. It is a favorite resort for some of our judges and their families. The sights are second to none. With the naked eye you can see ships going down the bay, Western Port, You Yang mountains, Dandenong, Cranborne, Harkaway, and other towns quite easily, and a large hall where concerts, balls, and parties are held, is attached; also a Mechanics' Institute and library. The land about Beaconsfield is not good, but will grow fruit in abundance and would prove profitable if laid out in vineyards.7

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Apr 1875, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Dec 1922, p17.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Feb 1885, p10.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Williamstown Chronicle (VIC), 9 Apr 1892, p2 (excerpt).
Last Edited24 May 2016

Kate Amelia Liley

F, #2732, b. Jun 1857, d. 19 Apr 1940
Probate (Will)* Kate A Croker. Widow. East Melbourne. 19 Apr 1940. 317/116.1 
Married NameCroker. 
Birth*Jun 1857 Milton near Gravesend, Kent, England, Jun Q [Gravesend] 2a 261 - baptism 16 Oct 1856.2,3 
Marriage*1 Apr 1875 Spouse: William Henry Croker. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1801.2,4
 
Marriage-Notice3 Apr 1875CROKER-LILEY. -On the 1st inst, at St Patrick's Cathedral, by his Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne, assisted by the Rev J P O'Sullivan, the Rev W Kelly, and the Rev Alyward, William Henry Croker, Solicitor to Kate Amelia, the youngest daughter of Captain T J Liley.5 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1890 PAK-67. Transfer from Susan Bain to Kate Amelia Croker. 39a 0r 34p.6 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1890 PAK-68. Transfer from Robert Bain to Kate Amelia Croker. 49a 0r 0p.7 
Land-Note*a 20 Jun 1890 PAK-67 + PAK-68: was said to deny admittance to public. Rates 1916/17 NAV 25 / 1927/28 NAV 26 - no house mentioned.8,9 
Land-UBeac*10 Dec 1918 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis. 2a 1r 13p (road frontage 151 1/2 ft.)10 
Land-UBeac*2 Sep 1920 PAK-68 (part), 59 St Georges Road. Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to James William Goff Claydon. 3a 0r 29p.11 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1920 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis. (added 7 1/2 ft to previous holding.)12 
Widow29 Nov 1922Kate Amelia Liley became a widow upon the death of her husband William Henry Croker.2 
Land-UBeac*12 Dec 1932 PAK-67 + PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to Critchley Parker. Balance of PAK-68 and all of PAK-67 - 82a 2r 13p.13,14 
Death*19 Apr 1940 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D3456 (age 83) [par Thomas James LILEY & Agnes Johanna LEGG].2 
Death-Notice*23 Apr 1940CROKER.—On the 19th April, 1940, at East Melbourne, Kate Amelia, widow of the late W. H. Croker, mother of Beatrice (deceased), William, and Kate.—Requiescat in pace.15 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3414; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1117.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Apr 1875, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - Susan Bain to Kate Amelia Croker of 314 Albert Street Married Woman Melbourne.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Executors of Robert Bain's Will (Duncan Robert Mc Gregor of Queen Street Melbourne, Wine and Spirit Merchant and Hector McKenzie Sutherland, of Dandenong, Banker) to Kate Amelia Croker, of 314 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Married Woman.
  8. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis of 260 Toorak Road South Yarra Contractor - C/T 4171-070.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to James William Goff Claydon of Edsall Street Malvern Boot Merchant - C/T 4392-348.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis - C/T 4406-106 size of land not defined.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to Critchley Parker the Younger of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Gentleman - C/T 5820-842.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - Kate Amelia Croker to Critchley Parker the Younger of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Gentleman - C/T 5820-842.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Apr 1940, p4.
Last Edited23 Jan 2019

Kathleen Kerr

F, #2738, b. 1884, d. 1970
Married NameParker. 
Birth*1884 
Marriage*12 Apr 1910 Spouse: Frank Critchley Parker. Independent Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*30 Apr 1910PARKER-KERR - On the 12th April, at the Independent Church Melbourne, by the Rev. F. H. Wallace, Critchley Parker to Kathleen youngest daughter of the late Andrew Kerr and Mrs Kerr of Melbourne.1 
Land-UBeac13 Jul 1943 PAK-67 + PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Critchley Parker to Kathleen Parker. 82a 2r 13p.2 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1943 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 10). Transfer from Critchley Parker to Kathleen Parker.3 
Widow19 Oct 1944She became a widow upon the death of her husband Frank Critchley Parker.4 
Land-Note*22 Apr 1953 PAK-68 (part): Paid rates on 88 acres in 1949/50 (NAV260). Excised 9a 27p.5,6 
Land-UBeac*1 May 1958 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kathleen Parker to Jessie Winifred Clark. Caveat Lodged 20 May 1954. 9a 27p.7 
Death*1970 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D1434 (age 86) [par Andrew KERR & Kathleen YOUNG]. 

Family

Frank Critchley Parker b. 9 Oct 1862, d. 19 Oct 1944
Child 1.Critchley Parker b. 1911, d. May 1942

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Oct 1921, Andrew Kerr Memorial Home.
    This afternoon (Thursday) at Mornington, their Excellencies, Lord and Lady Forster will perform the opening ceremonies of the Andrew Kerr Memorial Home, which has been given to the Church of England Trusts Corporation by Mrs. Andrew Kerr, Miss Kathleen Kerr-Parker and Mr. Critchley Parker, in memory of the late Andrew Kerr, who was killed in action during the Great War. It is to be used to accommodate homeless and destitute children until arrangements can be made for their future disposition and welfare. The building consists of a fine old mansion of colonial type of architecture. containing twenty-five rooms, lately reconstructed and remodelled, providing adeauate accommodation for fifty children and a full working staff.8

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Apr 1910, p13.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5820-842 - Critchley Parker the younger died about the month of May 1942, probate granted to Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Married Woman. Became proprietor 13 Jul 1943.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4106-180 Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra, Married Woman - transferred the land to the crown on 29 Apr 1955.
  4. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5820-842 - Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Married Woman - C/T 8035-071.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Caveat lodged 20 May 1954 - lapsed 1 May 1958 when transferred to Jessie Winifred Clark of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 27 Oct 1921, p10.
Last Edited22 Nov 2018

Critchley Parker

M, #2739, b. 1911, d. May 1942
Critchley PARKER jnr
(1911-1942) - photographed 1933
Father*Frank Critchley Parker b. 9 Oct 1862, d. 19 Oct 1944
Mother*Kathleen Kerr b. 1884, d. 1970
Note* House designed by Roy GROUNDS of Mewton & Grounds Architects. 
Place in Upper Beac* 
Birth*1911 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B15446. 
Land-UBeac*12 Dec 1932 PAK-67 + PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to Critchley Parker. Balance of PAK-68 and all of PAK-67 - 82a 2r 13p.1,2 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1940 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 10). Transfer from Flora Mary Regan to Critchley Parker.3 
Death*May 1942 Port Davey, TAS, Australia. 
Land-Note*13 Jul 1943 Critchley Parker the younger died about the month of May 1942. Probate of his will has been granted to Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Married Woman.4 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1943 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 10). Transfer from Critchley Parker to Kathleen Parker.5 
Land-UBeac13 Jul 1943 PAK-67 + PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Critchley Parker to Kathleen Parker. 82a 2r 13p.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Oct 1921, Andrew Kerr Memorial Home.
    This afternoon (Thursday) at Mornington, their Excellencies, Lord and Lady Forster will perform the opening ceremonies of the Andrew Kerr Memorial Home, which has been given to the Church of England Trusts Corporation by Mrs. Andrew Kerr, Miss Kathleen Kerr-Parker and Mr. Critchley Parker, in memory of the late Andrew Kerr, who was killed in action during the Great War. It is to be used to accommodate homeless and destitute children until arrangements can be made for their future disposition and welfare. The building consists of a fine old mansion of colonial type of architecture. containing twenty-five rooms, lately reconstructed and remodelled, providing adeauate accommodation for fifty children and a full working staff.7
  • 30 Mar 1933, The Letters of Letty
    FROM its originator, I got the most interesting piece of news during the week. It seems at last we are to have a Greek theatre, and give al fresco performances of all the great classics of the glory that was Greece. The theatre is to be built on a mountain-side at Beaconsfield, in a grove of cypress and laurel trees.
    By now you must be wondering who is the founder of such an ambitious project. It isn't the Government, or a syndicate, or an eccentric millionaire, or even a great classical student like Gilbert Murray. No, it's none of these. It is young Critchley Parker, jun., who only left Geelong Grammar a couple of years ago. It isn't often that a modern young man with the time and the ability to create such a wonderful thing has the inclination. But Critchley Parker is the exception. All his thoughts are centred in achieving his great ambition, and the material side will commence with the start of the building in a few weeks.
    Sybil Thorndike is very thrilled and interested in the venture, and if the theatre is finished when she returns to Australia in 18 months' time, I hear she is thinking of giving a gala performance there of "The Trojan Woman."
    Here's success to the enterprise and its idealistic creator!8
  • 24 May 1933, REAL PROPERTY AND ARCHlTECTURE. Sunshine Home at Upper Beaconsfield.
    THAT a house is primarily a shelter is the guiding principle in the design of this country residence at Upper Beaconsfield.
    In developing this object the architects have striven to give adequate facilities for comfort and convenience as well as full appreciation of the sunshine.
    On an unrestricted site consisting of 80 acres of wooded, undulating country, the house sprawls across a hilltop. The open plan gives views from at least two aspects in every room and at the same time admits a maximum of sunshine in winter, a season more to be considered in this locality.
    Paved terraces opening off the living wings of the house invite a full appreciation of the surrounding panorama.
    The exterior brickwork and stucco is painted the color of silver-white eucalypts. The window frames and doors are a burnt autumn red.
    Ceilings and interior walls are ... with insulating board to assist in comforting the variations of climate.
    The service grouping has been fully considered and in spite of rambling character of the house is has been so well arranged that only one servant is required.
    Messrs Mewton and Grounds, of Queen Street, are the architects.9

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to Critchley Parker the Younger of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Gentleman - C/T 5820-842.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - Kate Amelia Croker to Critchley Parker the Younger of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Gentleman - C/T 5820-842.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4106-180 Critchley Parker the Younger of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra, clerk. He died about the month of May 1942, probate granted to his mother Kathleen Kerr Parker of the same address.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5820-842 - Critchley Parker the younger died about the month of May 1942. Probate of his will has been granted to Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4106-180 Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra, Married Woman - transferred the land to the crown on 29 Apr 1955.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5820-842 - Critchley Parker the younger died about the month of May 1942, probate granted to Kathleen Kerr Parker of 28 Tivoli Place South Yarra Married Woman. Became proprietor 13 Jul 1943.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 27 Oct 1921, p10.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 30 Mar 1933, p13.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wed 24 May 1933, p20
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243111168
Last Edited4 Feb 2019

Jessie Winifred James

F, #2740, b. 1886, d. 3 Aug 1960
Probate (Will)* Jessie Winifred Clark. Married. Beaconsfield. 03 Aug 1960. 564/189.1 
Married NameClark.2 
Birth*18863 
Marriage*1916 Spouse: Vernon Appleby Hawkins Clark. VIC, Australia, #M2439.2
 
Land-UBeac*1 May 1958 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kathleen Parker to Jessie Winifred Clark. Caveat Lodged 20 May 1954. 9a 27p.4 
Death*3 Aug 1960 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D9817 (age 74) [par Thomas JAMES & Annie Neish PATERSON].5 
Death-Notice*5 Aug 1960CLARK.—On August 3 (suddenly) Jessie Winifred, of St George's Road, Beaconsfield Upper, dearly beloved wife of Vernon A H Clark, loved mother of Judith.
CLARK.—The Funeral of the late Mrs. Jessie Winifred Clark will arrive at Springvale Crematorium, THIS DAY, at 2 p.m.6 
Land-UBeac*12 May 1961 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Jessie Winifred James to Helen Gregor Dart. 9a 27p. Purchase price £11,650 per 3 Mar 1961. The Darts called the house "Wildfell."7 
Land-Note*12 May 1961 Jessie Winifred Clark died on 3 Aug 1960. Letters of Administration of her estate have been granted to Judith Neish Clark of 40 Black Street Middle Brighton Spinster.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914175 Power Street, Hawthorn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9
bt 1949 - 1954Gembrook Road, Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Vernon Appleby Hawkins Clark.10,11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Aug 1949, Death of mother: JAMES. - On August 1, at 6 Adeney avenue, Kew, Annie Neish, widow of of the late Thomas, mother of Jessie Winifred (Clark), Emily Dorothy (Boughton, deceased), and Ernest N., in her 94th year. (Privately interred.)
    JAMES. - On August 1, at 6 Adeney avenue, Kew, Annie Neish, loving grandmother of James Stanley and Russell Neish (Boughton).12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2238; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 357.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Caveat lodged 20 May 1954 - lapsed 1 May 1958 when transferred to Jessie Winifred Clark of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "parents listed as: James Ernest CLARK & Annie Neis PATTERSON."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 5 Aug 1960, p16.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Jessie Winifred Clark died 3 August 1960, letters of administration of her estate granted to Judith Neish Clark. - Helen Gregor Dart of Geelong Church of England Grammer School Corio Married Woman.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Jessie Winifred Clark died on 3 Aug 1960. Letters of Administration of her estate have been granted to Judith Neish Clark of 40 Black Street Middle Brighton Spinster.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1949, p13.
Last Edited8 Feb 2019

Helen Gregor McGregor

F, #2741, b. 2 Jun 1917, d. 25 Oct 2005
Helen DART (1917-2005)
Probate (Will)* Helen Gregor DART. Widow. South Yarra. 25 Oct 2005. 1264462.1 
Married NameDart. 
Birth*2 Jun 1917 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B24492 [par Duncan Robert Samuel McGREGOR & Anna Maria KIRK].2,3 
Marriage-Notice*6 Aug 1953Engagement: McGREGOR—DART. Helen McGregor, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam McGregor, of Toorak Road, Toorak, to Charles William Raynor Dart, of Geelong Grammar school, Corio.4 
Marriage*14 Jan 1954 Spouse: Charles William Raynor "Dartie" Dart. Angel Chapel, St John's Church, Toorak, VIC, Australia.5
 
Land-UBeac*12 May 1961 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Jessie Winifred James to Helen Gregor Dart. 9a 27p. Purchase price £11,650 per 3 Mar 1961. The Darts called the house "Wildfell."6 
Land-UBeac*11 May 1977 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Helen Gregor Dart to Dr Charles William Wilson Yvonne Kerr Wilson. 9a 27p.7 
Widow15 Sep 1995Helen Gregor McGregor became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles William Raynor "Dartie" Dart
Death*25 Oct 2005 VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*29 Oct 2005DART.—Helen Gregor, passed away Oct. 25, 2005 aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of Charles William Raynor (Darty, dec.) Loving mother of Alison. Mother-in-law of Colin. Loved Greggie to Nicholas, Lauren and Edward. Loved daughter of Duncan Robert Samuel and Anna Maria McGregor (both dec.) Devoted sister to Jock (dec. ). Privately Cremated.8 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia2

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jan 1954, Mansfield. Mr and Mrs Raynor Dart, whose marriage was quietly celebrated in the Angel Chapel at St. John's Church, Toorak, yesterday evening, will make their home at Mansfield. Mr Dart is a master at "Timber Top," the Geelong Grammar School branch there. Mrs Dart was Miss Helen McGregor, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sam McGregor, of Toorak.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P36, unit 98.
  2. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 6 Aug 1953, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206451477
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Fri 15 Jan 1954, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245148659
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Jessie Winifred Clark died 3 August 1960, letters of administration of her estate granted to Judith Neish Clark. - Helen Gregor Dart of Geelong Church of England Grammer School Corio Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Helen Gregor Dart to Charles William Wilson Medical Practitioner and Yvonne Kerr Wilson Married Woman both of 2 Wilson Street Dandenong Joint Proprietors.
  8. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "29 Oct 2005 - viewed online Jun 2011."
Last Edited8 Feb 2019

Dr Charles William Wilson

M, #2742, b. 25 May 1920, d. 5 Jun 2010
Place in Upper Beac* This walk off Salisbury road was named in honour of Dr Charles Wilson, a much respected GP and historian in Upper Beaconsfield. A bench featuring a plaque has been placed along the walkway by the Upper Beaconsfield Association. 
Birth*25 May 1920 Canterbury, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage-Notice*3 Jun 1944Engagements: MURRAY-WILSON. - Mary Patricia, only daughter of Major and Mrs. C. S. Murray, Eyre street. Deepdene, to Dr. Charles William Wilson, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wilson, Sunnyside avenue, Camberwell.2 
Marriage*1944 Spouse: Mary Patricia Murray. VIC, Australia, #M15004.3
 
Widower16 Sep 1962Dr Charles William Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Patricia Murray.4 
Marriage*Apr 1966 Spouse: Dr Yvonne Kerr Russell. VIC, Australia.
 
Land-UBeac*11 May 1977 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Helen Gregor Dart to Dr Charles William Wilson Yvonne Kerr Wilson. 9a 27p.5 
CFA UB Brigade*b 23 Nov 1982 Member of fire brigade.6 
Village Bell*Jul 1983The article reads: DR. WILSON'S SURGERY
Dr. Charles and Mrs. Yvonne Wilson are moving to their new home in Old Officer Road - between Split Rock Road and Carpenter Road - also called "Wildfell". However the surgery telephone number is unchanged 443 404 - and the surgery remains at 'Fassifern'.7 
Land-Note*16 Feb 1984 House burnt down during Ash Wednesday Bush fires. 
Village Bell*Dec 1984The article reads: BEACONSFIELD UPPER CITIZEN OF THE YEAR - 1984
This years award, which must have been one of the best kept secrets of all time, went to Dr. Charles Wilson. He and his wife Yvonne 'retired' here about seven years ago. Charles enthusiastically supported many community activities. He eventually started what he hoped would be a small practice.
During this time his care and compassion has endeared him to all who know him. It is only from those who have benefitted from his kindness that we are made aware of the time and effort expended beyond the call of duty.
A large number of people welcome the opportunity to express their appreciation by supporting this award.8 
Village Bell*Apr 1985The article reads: DR. WILSON SELLS PRACTICE
"Has he really retired this time?" must be the query on many people's lips when they read that Dr. Charles Wilson sold his practice to Dr. Sally McDonald as from March 1. "No, not really" is probably the answer. For his love of helping others will surely keep him in touch with the town's medical problems for some time. To start with, after a lengthy holiday, he will take over the practice again while Dr. McDonald goes on her honeymoon, and later assist her when required.
Dr. McDonald is marrying Doug Gould, grandson of local resident Keith Ballantyne. Dr. McDonald lives in Berwick and she and her husband will continue to do so after their marriage. She will continue to run the medical practice at Wildfell during the day until she finds a location closer to the village. After-hours telephone calls go to her home. Surgery hours are - weekdays 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon, 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Saturday 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Dr. John Barrell from Cranbourne runs the surgery one day a week.
Dr. Barrell has had extensive experience overseas and is currently studying anaesthetics at Dandenong Hospital.
Dr. Wilson has practiced for 41 years, and established his high reputation in a range of medical fields. He and his wife, Yvonne, moved to Upper Beaconsfield seven years ago, in theory for Dr. Wilson to retire. However once at Wildfell he was soon back in the fray of attending the locals' health problems. Popular demand for his caring ways quickly had him running his practice seven days a week, on call 24 hours a day. Many a patient can gratefully remember his willing response to a frantic "after-hours" call, such as when a husband fell and gashed himself in the shower at about 11 pm, or another woke up with a dislocated shoulder at 1 am. After taking a dog-bitten child to Dr. Wilson at about 7 pm while his wife took her dog on its last trip to the vet, how many fathers can tell of a doctor who sent him home with a stitched-up child plus a restorative bottle of wine?
Having been burnt out in the Ash Wednesday fires, and survived by sitting in the swimming pool for three hours, Dr. and Mrs. Wilson quickly established themselves in a cottage at Fassifern where Dr. Wilson ran his surgery from a mobile unit. His efforts at helping the townspeople back on their feet are well known and were aptly acknowledged last November when he was made Citizen of the Year. Not only is Mrs. Wilson the most supportive wife, she is also Dr. Yvonne Russell, anaesthetist. Both she and Charles have a variety of interests other than medical which they are looking forward to pursuing. May they both enjoy a fulfilling "retirement".9 
Widower13 Nov 2004Dr Charles William Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Dr Yvonne Kerr Russell
Death*5 Jun 2010 Sorrento, VIC, Australia. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1980St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nrsymn. With Yvonne Kerr Wilson.10

Grave

  • 4-288-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia11

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Tim Wilson's citizenship declaration to government 5 Dec 2017.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jun 1944, p12.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Helen Gregor Dart to Charles William Wilson Medical Practitioner and Yvonne Kerr Wilson Married Woman both of 2 Wilson Street Dandenong Joint Proprietors.
  6. [S360] Upper Beaconsfield Fire Brigade ,"Volunteer Register List 23 Nov 1982 - Occupation Doctor."
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "033-1983, p10."
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "041-1984, p6."
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "043-1985, p12 by Jane Holth."
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-288-A     Wilson     Yvonne Kerr     M     80     16/11/2004     3340
    4-288-A     Wilson     Charles William     M     90     9/06/2010     3899.
Last Edited13 Feb 2019

Dr Yvonne Kerr Russell

F, #2743, b. Jun 1924, d. 13 Nov 2004
Probate (Will)* YVONNE KERR WILSON. MEDICAL PRACTITIONER. BEACONSFIELD. 13 Nov 2004. 1244728.1 
Married NameWilson. 
Birth*Jun 1924 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, Jun Q [Newcastle T] 10b 324.2 
Marriage*Apr 1966 Spouse: Dr Charles William Wilson. VIC, Australia.
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac11 May 1977 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Helen Gregor Dart to Dr Charles William Wilson Yvonne Kerr Wilson. 9a 27p.3 
Village Bell*Jul 1983The article reads: DR. WILSON'S SURGERY
Dr. Charles and Mrs. Yvonne Wilson are moving to their new home in Old Officer Road - between Split Rock Road and Carpenter Road - also called "Wildfell". However the surgery telephone number is unchanged 443 404 - and the surgery remains at 'Fassifern'.4 
Land-Note*16 Jan 1991 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 95839 (Lot 4), 12 St Georges Road: Mortgagee: Yvonne Kerr Wilson. Short term private mortgage. Mortgagor was Raymond William 'Ray' Ratcliff Elva Ratcliff.5 
Death*13 Nov 2004 VIC, Australia. 
Village Bell*Mar 2005The article reads: Yvonne Kerr Wilson. 1924-2004
Yvonne Kerr Wilson was born in Newcastle on Tyne in 1924. Her father was a Harley Street specialist, and her mother a qualified MD. It was still wartime when Yvonne decided to follow in her parent's footsteps and study medicine and to specialise in anaesthesia.
She proved to be a highly talented and competent anaesthetist, adding to her skills with special training in the technique of epidural blocks, which was just coming into common use in England and was practically unknown in Australia.
Always ready for an adventure, Yvonne arrived in Melbourne in 1957, where she was greeted with open arms. In those days, anaesthetists of Yvonne's qualifications and experience were very rare in Melbourne. Not only was she appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, but within a few months had been appointed to the Queen Victoria Hospital and the Footscray Hospital.
Yvonne was soon well established in the Melbourne medical fraternity and began to develop her own private practice.
It was at this time she met and married Charles Wilson, a local General Practitioner, a widower with three teenage children. The role of stepmother is difficult, but, needless to say, Yvonne soon won their respect, their admiration and their love. She in turn loved, admired and supported them.
In 1969, Charles and Yvonne moved to Dandenong where Yvonne worked at the Dandenong Hospital. In 1977 they "retired" to Upper Beaconsfield It was at this time that she effectively retired from medicine.
In contrast to her ladylike gentility, Yvonne enjoyed wandering about the countryside in a caravan. She had a great love of Australia and the outback. She was a very skilled at sewing and produced a number of superb tapestries every year.
Yvonne was a highly respected senior medical specialist. She was a loving companion, a loved and cherished parent, and a warm and caring friend. She is greatly missed by all who knew her.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1980St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nrsywmn. With Dr Charles William Wilson.7

Grave

  • 4-288-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P34, unit 419.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "mother's maiden name Wylam."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8035-071 - Helen Gregor Dart to Charles William Wilson Medical Practitioner and Yvonne Kerr Wilson Married Woman both of 2 Wilson Street Dandenong Joint Proprietors.
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "033-1983, p10."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8957-573 - Caveat lodged by Yvonne Kerr Wilson in Capacity of Mortgagee - withdrawn 20 Mar 1991.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 159, Mar 2005, p8 by Val Ewenson
    (With information provided by Rob and Janet Wilson)."
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  8. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-288-A     Wilson     Yvonne Kerr     M     80     16/11/2004     3340
    4-288-A     Wilson     Charles William     M     90     9/06/2010     3899.
Last Edited13 Feb 2019

Charles William Raynor "Dartie" Dart

M, #2746, b. 18 Jul 1902, d. 15 Sep 1995
Residence* "Wildfell", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Probate (Will)* Charles William Raynor DART. Rtd Schoolmaster. Hawthorn. 15 Sep 1995. 1109357.1 
Birth*18 Jul 1902 Westport, New Zealand, #B10401 [par John Raynor DART & Ellen Zealand BOASE].2,3,4 
Military*6 Mar 1942Enlisted for military service: Royal Australian Navy - Home Port/Port Division WILLIAMSTOWN - Discharge 25 Feb 1945 - Lieutenant (SP) HMAS Lonsdale.5 
Marriage-Notice*6 Aug 1953Engagement: McGREGOR—DART. Helen McGregor, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam McGregor, of Toorak Road, Toorak, to Charles William Raynor Dart, of Geelong Grammar school, Corio.6 
Marriage*14 Jan 1954 Spouse: Helen Gregor McGregor. Angel Chapel, St John's Church, Toorak, VIC, Australia.7
 
Death*15 Sep 1995 St Anne's Nursing Home, 33 Wattle Road, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia. 
Village Bell*Oct 1995The article reads: CHARLES WILLIAM RAYNOR DART “DARTIE” 18.2.1902- 15.9.1995
Dartie lived in Upper Beaconsfield from 1961 until 1977, and was very a very active and loved member of our community. He was a staunch member of St. John’s Anglican Church, and was for some years organist and also a vestryman.
Dartie was born in Nelson, New Zealand. His father was an archdeacon and his mother a gentle loving family person. Having completed his tertiary education in New Zealand, he thought he might make the Church his career. With this in mind he travelled to England and studied at Lincoln College. He soon decided that this was not to be his vocation. To expand his general knowledge he went to France, and lived and worked there for some time, including a stint as a waiter.
Returning to New Zealand via Australia, a friend advised him to visit Dr. James Darling at Geelong Grammar School. Dartie thought he would like to teach at the school and applied for a job for one year. Darling wrote back saying “Take it for two years and the job is yours”. Dartie proved to be an exceptional teacher, with high principles, a wonderful sense of humour and an ability to inspire his pupils. He was a superb raconteur, with an enormous supply of amusing stories, to the delight of his students. He became housemaster of Manifold House and was loved and respected by generations of schoolboys.
His teaching role was broken in 1941, when he joined the Royal Australian Navy. He rapidly rose to the rank of Lieutenant, and was given work in the special service, often behind the lines with the Americans. After the War he returned to his teaching and married his loved wife Helen, and they were blessed with a daughter, Alison.
In 1961 the family moved to Upper Beaconsfield. Soon after this, Dartie was persuaded to continue his teaching at St. Margaret’s in Berwick, where he worked for the next ten years. He loved his garden and had several New Zealand natives in it. He enjoyed propagating plants, especially oaks which he greatly admired. Several local Gallipoli oaks were planted by Dartie.
In 1977 it was decided that they should move to Berwick. A few years later Dartie had a stroke which left him severely incapacitated. Helen was able to care for Dartie at home for some time but eventually this became impractical and he was admitted to St. Anne’s Nursing Home where he spent the last ten years of his life.8 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jan 1954, Mansfield. Mr and Mrs Raynor Dart, whose marriage was quietly celebrated in the Angel Chapel at St. John's Church, Toorak, yesterday evening, will make their home at Mansfield. Mr Dart is a master at "Timber Top," the Geelong Grammar School branch there. Mrs Dart was Miss Helen McGregor, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sam McGregor, of Toorak.7

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P26, unit 31.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"gives birth date as 18 Feb 1902 - Springvale Crematorium Index gives 18 Jul 1902."
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      DART, CHARLES WILLIAM RAYNOR
    Service      Royal Australian Navy
    Date of Birth      18 Jul 1902
    Place of Birth      WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND.
  4. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "mother's maiden name listed in her marriage entry in 1901."
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      DART, CHARLES WILLIAM RAYNOR
    Service      Royal Australian Navy
    Date of Birth      18 Jul 1902
    Place of Birth      WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND
    Date of Enlistment      6 Mar 1942
    Home Port/Port Division      WILLIAMSTOWN
    Next of Kin      DART, GERALD
    Date of Discharge      25 Feb 1945
    Rank      Lieutenant (SP)
    Posting at Discharge HMAS Lonsdale.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 6 Aug 1953, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206451477
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Fri 15 Jan 1954, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245148659
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "106-1995 p18 Charles Wilson."
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited2 Jun 2018

Alice Elizabeth Colman

F, #2752, b. 1905, d. 10 Mar 1933
Probate (Will)* 257/222. Married. Upper Beaconsfield.1 
Married NameCole. 
Birth*1905 Barwon, VIC, Australia, #B15438.2 
Marriage*1930 Spouse: Gordon Keep Cole. VIC, Australia.
 
Death*10 Mar 1933 Prahran, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D1787 (age 27) [par George William COLMAN & Frances NAIRNE] (as Alice Elizabeth.)3 
Death-Notice*11 Mar 1933COLE -On the 10th March at Melbourne, Agnes [sic] Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Gordon Cole of Upper Beaconsfield, aged 27 years.
COLE- Friends of Mr GORDON COLE, of Upper Beaconsfield, are informed that the remains of his late beloved wife Alice Elizabeth, will be interred in the Fawkner Cemetery.
The funeral will move from B Matthews Pty Ltd s mortuary chapel 102-110 Toorak road, South Yarra THIS DAY (Saturday March 11) at 11 o clock.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1934Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Gordon Keep Cole.5,6

Family

Gordon Keep Cole b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 1984
Children 1.Frances Margaret Cole b. 5 May 1930, d. 3 Oct 2006
 2.Roberta Martha Cole b. 1 Mar 1931, d. 12 Oct 2015

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2461;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 902.     
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Mar 1933, p13.
  5. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  6. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
Last Edited2 Nov 2018

Alfred John Carter

M, #2754
Marriage*1923 Spouse: Jessie Haynes. VIC, Australia, #M8667.1
 
Land-UBeac*3 May 1929 GEM--142O. Transfer from Charles Henry Allen Letitia Jane Allen to Alfred John Carter. 40a 2r 31p.2 
Land-UBeac*28 Jul 1938 GEM--142O. Transfer from Alfred John Carter to May Crommelin. 40a 2r 31p.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1927 - 192816 Park Crescent, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: coachbuilder. With Jessie Carter.4,5
1934Crystal Brook, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Jessie Carter.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Aug 1932, RASPBERRY Canes, Wonder Prince, 15/100, cash with order. A. J. Carter, Crystal Brook, Emerald.7

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3330-842 - Alfred John Carter of Park Crescent Caulfield farmer - C/T 5525-923.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5525-923 - May Crommelin of 188 Inkerman Road St Kilda Spinster.
  4. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927 "Jessie listed at 10 Park Crescent."
  5. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928 "Jessie listed at 10 Park Crescent."
  6. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 20 Aug 1932, p11.
Last Edited16 Dec 2018
 

NOTE

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