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DR. JOHN DUNBAR TWEEDALE, PIONEER OF ESSENDON AND THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

This is the death record of John Dunbar Tweeddale/ Tweedale.
EventDeath Event registration number2471 Registration year1897
Personal information
Family nameTWEEDALE Given namesJno Dunbar SexUnknown Father's nameTweedale Jas Mother's nameMargt (Dunbar) Place of birth Place of deathMelb E Age82

It is possible that the doctor's father was a Melbourne merchant who had died by 1868 and the J.W.Tweeddale listed on the Wannaeue parish map as the grantee of crown allotment 1 of section A bounded by Old Cape Schanck, Grasslands and Browns Rds south of Rosebud of which the Tudor Caravan Park at Melway 170E 7/8 was part.

While researching for my review of Rosalind Peatey's SETTING THE SPIRIT FREE, I discovered that one of the Southern Peninsula pioneers had died, probably in Melbourne, despite the efforts of Dr. Tweedale of Essendon, and, as they say, curiosity killed the cat! I found a great story about the doctor and other pioneers living near the junction of Steele Creek and the Maribyrnong River at Melway 27 J4.

Paste the following into your search bar to get the Wannaeue and Doutta Galla parish maps:
digital.slv.vic.gov.au/dtl_publish/simpleimages/30/2611207.html See c/a 1 of A south of Jetty Rd.
digital.slv.vic.gov.au/dtl_publish/compleximages/46/2442850.html Map 1.

http://www.medicalpioneers.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?detail=1&id=616
Before we get to the story, here is much information about the doctor such as his background as a Naval Surgeon, his family and various residences over the years as well as his having been "Acting Health Officer and Superintendent of the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean 1885, 1888, 1890, 1896 (VGG)"

ABOUT THE FARMS AND PIONEERS IN THE STORY.
Section 12 Doutta Galla was known as Main's Estate. It was subdivided in quite early days. Between Rosehill Rd and Buckley St were two farms: Sinclair's farm of 114 acres from Rachelle Rd to Steele Creek and 112 acres 2 roods and 19 perches owned by Dougal McPhail from the creek to Hoffmans Rd.

South of Mains Estate was the Aitken estate, by then leased by Robert McDougall who had commenced his renowned breeding of Booth-strain Shorthorn cattle in the early 1850's on "Cona" on the Glenroy estate and in 1872 would move onto Arundel in Tullamarine where he'd built a mansion that survives today with the balconied facade replaced by fenestration as the architects call it. Main had possibly bought his estate because of the bluestone available in Spring Gully and John Aitken would have bought section 8 as a depot where his sheep could rest on the way to market after crossing the original Solomons Ford at Melway 27 C9 (not 27 B8 as claimed.)

Peter McCracken, who'd rented Stewarton (today's Gladstone Park) 1846-55, owned "Ardmillan" the south half of crown allotment B section 6 and had moved from his dairy south of Derby St at Kensington into his new mansion which was located on present 33-37 (if I remember correctly) Ardmillan Rd, on the uphill side of Smith's Lane in about 1857.

Doctor Tweedale, having been a naval surgeon, would have needed and gained knowledge of European languages and was thus able to translate for the court.

The black man who'd been assaulted could well have been another Cape Verde Islander and speaking Portugese rather than Spanish; he was employed by Robert McDougall on section 8. Catherine Sinclair's maiden name was McIntyre as shown by the court report but I could not find her death record to confirm this.

SOMEONE WAS TELLING A LOT OF BULL.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5738984 MELBOURNE CRIMINAL SESSIONS.

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Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.

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by itellya on 2018-01-02 00:21:06

I had presumed that the spelling of the name of the grantee of crown allotment 1 of section A, Wannaeue was wrong. J.W.Tweeddale's grant of 187 acres 2 roods and 20 perches, included today's Tudor Caravan Park (Melway, 170 E8), its boundaries being Old Cape Schanck, Browns and Grasslands Rds.

SUDDEN DEATH OF DR. TWEEDDALE.
DR.TWEEDDALE

There is no date* on the Wannaeue map for the issue of J.W.Tweeddale's grant but I wonder if he was the chap buried at the Rye Cemetery in the year 4987! Lily was his spouse.
*A trove search for Tweeddale Wannaeue failed to uncover the date of his purchase but it was before 1864 as shown below.

Photo 1179 TWEEDDALE John b.? d.26/6/4987 age 94 spouse Lily
Photo 1179 TWEEDDALE Lily Myra b.15/11/1892 d.18/4/2000 age 107 spouse John
(http://www.australiancemeteries.com.au/vic/mornington_pen/ryeozdata.htm)

No link of TWEEDDALE with WANNAEUE, ROSEBUD or RYE has been found on trove to explain why John and Lily Myra TWEEDDALE were buried at Rye.

The Kangerong Road Board assessments of 3-9-1864 and 5-9-1865 show that ? Tweeddale was assessed on 187 acres but there was no mention of Tweeddale or a 187 acre property in 1879 or 1900. In 1910-11, D.R.Bucher, farmer, Boneo, was assessed on 187 acres, 1 of A, Wannaeue and in 1919-20, Samuel James Bucher of Mornington was assessed on 188 acres and buildings, c/a 1?, section A, Wanneue. This would have to be J.W.Tweeddale's grant and as it was the only Bucher land at Boneo, it was probably the Bucher farm which the late Ray Cairns called the Fern Paddock.

There is no evidence that J.W.Tweeddale, (the grantee of this triangular block), or John Tweeddale (buried at Rye)were related to Dr. John Dunbar Tweeddale but perhaps more will be discovered when Victorian BDM comes back online after the latest scheduled maintenance. I wonder if Haydn Bucher has heard anything about the grantee of c/a 1 of section A, Wannaeue.

by itellya on 2018-01-02 00:45:05

DR.TWEEDDALE

SUDDEN DEATH OF DR. TWEEDDALE.
The link in the last comment didn't appear. If I haven't done it properly this time, just copy https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9155497 into your search bar.

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