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Can anyone find William Wilson. Parents Jane Ellen Jones and August Wilson born Victoria, Australia.

Query by Morgan2409

HEIDELBERG NEWS 16th September 1916
Wm. Wilson v. John Henry McLeod, the charge being that on August 4, he did steal a pony, jinker and harness of the value of £30. Constable Costello related what took place with reference to the accused get- ting the turnout and the subsequent arrest. Jane Ellen Wilson stated on oath that she was a livery stable keeper in Buck- land street, Heidelberg. On August 4 she received a telephone message about 10.30 a.m., asking if she could hire a rubber tired jinker and horse to go to Black Rock. In the afternoon about 4 accused called at the stables and gave his name as Withers, saying that he lived at Black Rock. He said that his mother was ill at Mrs Burgess's, Hawdon street, and he wanted the rubber tired jinker to take her to Black Rock. Witness let him have the turnout, and he said he would return at five o'clock the following evening. The horse and jinker outside the court were hers. He was to pay 30/- for the hire for two days, and paid £1/8/6 before leaving. He left with the turnout. The next day the witness received a telephone message from accused, asking if he could keep it another day. Witness said "No, you must return it at once." He replied that he would bring it back without fail. They were not returned, and she did not authorise him or anyone else to dispose of them. The horse, jinker and harness were valued at £35. Wm. Wilson said he was driver and manager for his mother in Heidelberg, and he got the turnout ready for accused, who told him that his mother was taken sick and he wanted to get her to Black Rock. George R. Kanake, of Sydney road, Brunswick, gave evidence to the effect that about August 1 he put a notice in his window advertising a house to let in Black Rock. In response accused called and rented the house for a week, paying 17/6, also saying that he might want it for two weeks, as he and his mother were going to spend a holiday. Witness stated that on August 4 accused went to his shop in a light jinker, and said that was the jinker he had spoken to him (witness) about. Witness had a look at it, and asked him what he wanted for it, and he said £6. Witness got in the jinker, drove up the road and back to the shop, and said he would not give more than £5, which accused accepted, and gave a receipt, signing his name as Geo. Thomson. Witness identified accused and the turnout. Edward Ethel, detective, Melbourne, stated that on the 19th ult., in company with Detective Collins, he arrested the accused on another charge, in Queen Street, Melbourne. Witness said to accused that on August 4 a man answering to his description hired a horse, jinker and harness from Mrs Wilson, Heidelberg, and later in the same day sold it to Kanake,of Brunswick-do you know anything about this. Accused said yes and said he did not give his right name when hiring it. He signed his name to the statement as john McLeod. Accused, who pleaded not guilty, was committed for trial at the session on 2nd October. There are also two other charges against him, under the names of McLeod and Thomson, to be heard at Northcote on Monday

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by Morgan2409 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2016-04-25 01:35:44

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by tonkin on 2016-04-25 04:36:57


Groom: August WILSON.
Birth place: Given as Sweden.

Bride: Jane Ellen JONES.
Birth place: Not stated.

Year married: 1876.
Place: Victoria.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, Victoria. Reg. #3600.

I'm unable to locate any children for August and Jane in the Victorian records to date.

This may be the death of their son William.

Name: William WILSON.
Died: 1939 Richmond, Victoria.
Age: 59 years.
Father: August WILSON.
Mother: Ellen unknown.
Ref: Registry of Deaths, Victoria. Reg. #9950.

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by janilye on 2016-04-25 05:47:29

Gippsland Times, Thu 20 Jan 1910
The death occurred on Wednesday
last, at "Calrossie," of Mr August
Wilson, an old and faithful servant,
who, says the "Standard," for a great
number of years was employed by Mr
D. T. McKenzie, in the seventies at
the Ship Inn, Port Albert, and in after
years at "Calrossie," where he ended
his days. Service was held at "Calrossie" on Thursday by the Rev. W. D. Barrie, in the presence of employers
and employees, the remains being interred in the old portion of the Alberton General Cemetery, by the river.
"Old Gus," as he was familiarly called, was 73 years of age.

by janilye on 2016-04-25 06:15:56

Will of William Wilson died 1939 Richmond

by janilye on 2016-04-25 06:27:15
by janilye on 2016-04-25 06:44:06

The Age Friday 6 October 1939

WILSON. On October 5 (suddenly), at his residence.
2 Egan-street. Richmond, William. dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Wilson, son of the late August and Ellen
Wllson, of Heidelberg, loving uncle of Nora,
loved cousin of Ella and Stanley Pearson,
aged 59 years.
WILSON. The Friends of the late WILLAM WILSON, of 2 Egan-street. Richmond, are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave our parlors, 92 Hoddle-street, Abbotsford. for the Fawkner Crematorium. THIS DAY (Friday), at 2 p.m.
LTD.. 92 Hoddle-strcet, Abbotsford, and branches, J5705

by Morgan2409 on 2016-04-26 04:58:15

Thanks Tonkin and Janilye.
Jane Ellen brookes died on the 19th July 1925 at 464 William Street, Melbourne. She was aged 72 years and was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery on the 20th July 1925. She had spent 66 years in the Victoria ( She had actually spent some time in South Australia).
First Marriage at Fitzroy to August Wilson, Jane was aged 22 years.
Second Marriage was to Phillip John Brookes, Jane was age 66 years
No issue for any children to both marriages

by Morgan2409 on 2016-04-26 05:48:21

The son would be William John Wilson, a family tradition. Maybe that they lived in Geelong or that the three sisters married Scandavian Sailors is a coincidence. I do not know. I dont think there are any records for Melbourne General by Memory

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