decendants of ALLAN LAYFIELD Melbourne, Victoria
ALLAN LAYFIELD 1842-1899
age 45 with wife, Sarah Anne 37 and children, Gordon 1, John 3, Alice 5, Hubert 7,
Percy 9 and Lawrence 11. arrived from London on the mail steamer R.M.S.S. OROYA, (Orient Line)
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Origin: -; Master: James Brunton PARK;
Origin port code: B; Fiche number: 491; Page of list: 3,
Born ALLAN LAURENCE LAYFIELD, in 1842 at Darley, North Yorkshire. and according to the 1881 census was a Corn Miller, Journeyman. Allan was the son of James LAYFIELD and Ellen MOORE, Allan LAYFIELD died at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, January 1899 and is buried in the Paupers Grave Section at the Warringal Cemetery, Heidelberg, on Upper Heidelberg-road.
SARAH ANNE LAYFIELD, nee MORLEY 1851-1892
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age: 37; Origin: -; Master: PARK JAS BRUNTON;
Sarah Annie LAYFIELD, nee MORLEY born at Birstwith, Yorkshire in 1851, died at East Melbourne Hospital in 1892, age 40
1. LAURENCE JAMES EDWIN LAYFIELD1876-1940
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age: 11.
Laurence James Edwin LAYFIELD born in Darley, Yorkshire, 1876, firstly married Elizabeth JOYCE b. 1876, in 1894.
The children of Laurence and Elizabeth were:-
Rosalie Joyce b. 1895 Carlton. In 1913 'Rose' married Fredrich FITT 1891-1930. Fred was the son of Fredrick and Emily Rebecca, nee Locke and killed when he was knocked off his bicycle on Dandenong-road on the 7 October 1930.
The Age, Wednesday 8 October 1930
FITT.— On the 7th October (suddenly),Frederick Fitt, dearly beloved husband of
Rose, and loving father of Roma, Jean, Joyce. Lance, and loving son of
Frederick and Emily Fitt
In 1939 Rose next married Henry Percy Ingham. 1877-1958 . Rose died at Caulfield in 1961 age 66.
Her mother, Elizabeth died at the Alfred Hospital in 1896.
Laurence next married Alice Mary WATT in 1900.
The children of Lawrence and Alice Mary, nee WATT were:-
Grace Beatrice 1900, Carlton. m. Connor d. 1963 at Heidelberg
Laurence 1902,Carlton. m. Ida May HANLEY 1897-1978 in 1924 d. 1985 Carlton
Mabel Eveline 1904, Geelong. In 1922 Mabel married Leslie Ormond HUNT 1893-1959 the son of John HUNT
and Bertha, nee LUCAS,
Sydney Allan 1906, Geelong. d. 1962 Parkville
Ivy Margret 1906, Geelong. m. Richard Baden LOH,at St.Matthew's, Prahran on 5 January 1929.
Stanley 1909, Geelong.
Leonard 1913, Geelong.
Laurence LAYFIELD died at Moolap, Geelong on 6 January 1940 age 64.
The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Monday 8 January 1940
LAYFIELD.— On January 6, at his daughter's residence,
6 Alexandra-avenue, East Geelong;
Laurence James Edwin, loved father of Rose (Mrs. Fitt),
Grace, Laurence, Mabel (Mrs.Hunt), Ivy Margret (Mrs. Loh), and Sydney;
—Inserted by Laurence, Mabel, Margret.
2. PERCY MORLEY LAYFIELD 1877-1945
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age: 9;
Percy Morley LAYFIELD born in Birstwith, Yorkshire, in 1877. Percy married Letitia STONE in 1905.
Children of Percy and Letitia were: -
Hubert Vincent b.1914 d.19 September 2000 at Austin Hospital Heidelberg, married Gwendoline ?
had a grandson, Allan. Gwendoline died 18 April 2000, at Elizabeth House, Rosanna
Alfred Morely married Edith Mary Livingstone BABIDGE in 1932 d: 1982
Percival James, married Linda Charlotte CLAYFIELD in Melbourne in 1934.
Linda Charlotte CLAYFIELD was born in Port Melbourne in 1906. The daughter of William Edward CLAYFIELD and Elizabeth Emma GOWTY(Linda was also a hairdresser)
Percy died at his home at 3 Spring-street, Port Melbourne on the 28 October 1945.
Record (Emerald Hill, Vic.) Saturday 3 November 1945
THE FINAL CALL Mr. Percy Layfield
The death occurred at his home, 3 Spring-street, Port Melbourne, on Sunday of
Mr. Percival Morley Layfield at the age of 68.
Six years ago he was severely injured in a motor accident and had been
an invalid ever since. For many years he was scorer for the S.M.C.C. Second
Eleven, and at its meeting on Tuesday night the club committee passed a motion
of sympathy with the bereaved family.
A widow, Mrs. Letitia Layfield, and three sons, Percy, Alfred and Hubert, survive.
Deceased was an elder brother of Cr. H. A. Layfield, of South Melbourne.
The remains were interred at the Melbourne Genera] Cemetery, Carlton, on Tuesday afternoon
3. HUBERT ALLAN LAYFIELD 1879-1966
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age: 7;
Three times Mayor of South Melbourne, Hubert Allan LAYFIELD was born Allan Hubert Vincent Layfield in Wetherby, Yorkshire on the 11 February 1879;
and in 1905 at the Presbyterian Church in Dorcas-street, he married Margaret Josephine PRATT.
Margaret was the daughter of Alexander PRATT 1829-1903 and Alice Susannah FINLAY 1849-1932
(Alice Finlay arrived with her parents at Geelong on November 1, 1853, by the 'Credenda').
Margaret was born in Clarendon-street, South Melbourne in 1883, and Christened at the Dorcas-street Presbyterian church. Margaret Josephine LAYFIELD died on Sunday 27 July 1952, Her funeral service at McKenzie's Chapel took place about 50 yards from where she was born. The LAYFIELDS had been living in Foote-street, Albert Park, when she died. Margaret had three times been Lady Mayoress of South Melbourne;
H. A. LAYFIELD known as 'Harry' to his friends, was a hairdresser in City Road, South Melbourne and secretary of the Victorian Master Hairdressers' Association. Few could forget when he played the tearful mother-of-the-bride at a pageant before a large crowd of residents in the Dispensary Hall in July 1920. He, along with the South Melbourne Council and the Education Department established a Boys’ Club, The Montague Youth Centre, at Montague which included a gymnasium as well as teaching automotive skills, boot repairing, carpentry, tin work and toy making. He was vice-chairman of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works and had been an unopposed member of South Melbourne City Council for 35 years, and Mayor in 1929-30, 38-39, and 49-50. A staunch Labor supporter, and chairman of several committees from 1925 until 1963. H. A. Layfield died in Armadale, Melbourne on 10 June 1966, before Layfield Court at 150 Victoria Avenue, was completed in 1967. The informant on his death registration incorrectly places his birth as being in South Melbourne.
Layfield said in later life that "he had seen the first cable cars run in the area, and the last,
and had been Mayor when the Spencer Street Bridge was opened, and also the first man to pass
over it in a motor car." *References: Miles; Priestley
4. WILLIAM CUTHBERT LAYFIELD 1880-1881
born the last quarter of 1880 in Wetherby, Yorkshire. Died in the first quarter of 1881, in Wetherby, Yorkshire.
5. ERNEST JOHN LAYFIELD 1884-1947
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age: 3;
Ernest John LAYFIELD Born in Wetherly, Yorkshire in February 1884, he married Alice Lavinia BOWERS in Melbourne in 1910. Alice was born in Balmain, Sydney, in 1887, the daughter of George Rueben Peeke BOWERS and Charlotte Ruth LEER.
On the 22 August 1914 Ernest John enlisted in the A.I.F. at the local South Melbourne office giving his occupation as 'Rubber Worker and his wife as next-of-kin. At the time they were living in Tribe-street, Sth. Melbourne
Ernest John died in Coburg in 1947.
Alice Lavinia LAYFIELD, nee BOWERS died in Baxter, Victoria on 10 April 1969.
The children of Ernest and Lavinia were:-
1.Raymond John Layfield b: 1915 South Melbourne d. 10 June 1989, at Peninsula Private Hospital m. Jessie RUSSELL in 1942
6. ALICE GERTRUDE LAYFIELD 1882-1963
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age: 5;
Alice Gertrude LAYFIELD born in Yorkshire in 1882 married James JOYCE in 1899 and died in Armadale, Melbourne in 1963 age 81.
7. GORDON LAYFIELD 1887-1888
Ship: OROYA; Arrival Year: 1887; Arrival Month: DEC; Age:1;
Gordon LAYFIELD born 1887, died soon after arrival in 1888 in South Melbourne age 1
8. ALEXANDER LAYFIELD 1888-1969
born in South Melbourne in 1888. On 9 August 1916, Alexander married Lena Myrtle OWEN, the daughter of William James OWEN and Bertha LAMBERT.
The Age, Saturday 25 November 1916
Husband's Contribution Equals One Penny Per Week.
At South Melbourne on Wednesday, Lena Myrtle Layfleld proceeded against her husband,
Alexander Layfield, for the maintenance of her child
It was stated in support of the claim that the parties were married in August last,
but two years previously complainant gave birth to a child, of which defendant was
the father. They made up their minds quite suddenly to get married, and after the
ceremony defendant had no home for her except a room at his brother's house. As there
were only four small rooms to accommodate the brother, his wife and three other
children, she refused to live there, and defendant agreed to pay her 10/ per week,
on the understanding that he saved and made a home.
In the meantime. he gave her one 10/-, but there his effort stopped. No other money
had been paid her at any time by defendant.
For the defence it was held that the offer of a home was bona flde. Defendant
earned £2/7/- per week on permit at Kitchen's (soap works), and the offer he made was the best
he could make.
Mr. Moore, P.M: We do not consider the offer bona fide. In two years this man pays 10/-,
less than 1d. per week, and then has the impudence to come here and say he has offered
a home. Defendant is ordered to pay 10/ per week.
Mr. Stevens: You are keeping them apart forever.
Mr. Moore, P.M.: From what. I see of defendant, I think the order is more likely to
bring them together.
An order was made for the payment of 10/ per week, with £2/5/ - costs.
The children of Alexander and Lena were:-
Rose born 1915 and died 31 October, 1925 at Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Alexander and
Lena were living at 67 Elizabeth street, North Richmond at the time.
James Allan b; 1922, died in 1924 at Prahran.
Margaret Derry born 13 July 1925 at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne,
lived 12 hours.
Lena Died in 1968 and Alexander in 1969 at Castlemaine, Victoria.
9. THOMAS LAYFIELD 1890-1890
born in South Melbourne in 1890 and died soon after birth.