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on 2013-04-29 04:16:13

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 2013-05-19 06:10:52

Jack Young, whose obituary is in the journal, was a witness in the Schnapper Point Murder case, so-named because the initial hearing was held at Mornington;the actual murder took place at Tubba Rubba. I had guessed that his father, George's property was on Tuerong Rd, but young John's evidence shows that they were on Three Chain (Old Moorooduc) Road, possibly on Anthony Connell's "Nag Hill". The boy had been working for the murder victim,Moriarty. Anthony Connell was John's grandfather. It is also possible that the grandfather referred to was the father of his stepmother (Janet,nee White) whose family was granted land on the west side of three chain road, directly opposite Nag Hill.

John Young a boy of about 12 years -I live with my father George Young on three chain road. I was in the employment of Moriarty and left him about three months ago. The shingling hammer now produced belonged to my grandfather. I put the handle in it while I was living with Moriarty. When I left Moriarty's employment I left the hammer with him. (P.6, Argus, 21-9-1874.)

by itellya on 2013-05-19 06:25:45

Janet White,George Young's second wife, was probably the daughter of Andrew White.

IN the SUPREME COURT of the COLONY of VICTORIA : Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.-In the Will of ANDREW WHITE, late of Tubba Rubba, In the parish of Moorooduc; In the County of Mornington, in the Colony of Victoria, Farmer, Deceased. -Notice Is hereby given, that, after the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of the colony of Victoria, in its Ecclesiastical jurisdiction, that PROBATE of tho LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of Andrew White, late of Tubba Rubba, in the parish of Moorooduc, in the county of Mornington, in the colony of Victoria, farmer, deceased, may be granted to Archibald White, of Tubba Rubba aforesaid, farmer ; William White, of the same place, farmer ; and William Armstrong, of Mornington, in the said colony, clerk of petty sessions, the trustees and executors named in and appointed by the said will.

Dated this sixteenth day of January, A.D. 1865.
GEORGE JOHN SIMS, l8 Collins-street east, Melbourne, proctor for tho said Archibald White, William White, and William Armstrong, the above-named trustees and executors.
(P.6,Argus, 17-1-1865.)

by itellya on 2013-05-20 02:34:38

OBITUARY THE LATE MRS. JAMES CONNELL. The death occurred of Mrs. James Connell at her residence, Main Street, Mornington, on Saturday evening last. Mrs. Connell was in her 83rd year, and had resided on the Peninsula at Tuerong all her life until the death of her husband, 12 years ago, when she went to live at Mornington. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. G. Turner, J. Connell, E. Young, W. Bidgood. Pall bearers: Messrs. H. Downward, J. Turner, E. Turner, G. Connell, E. Thorne, J. McNaulty. The Rev. H. O. Watson conducted the service and Mr. James Wilson had charge of the arrangements. (P.4,Frankston and Somerville Standard,2-9-1938.)

Jane Ann,the oldest child of George Young and Jane (nee Wilson) had married James Connell in 1880. She was born on the Survey in 1856 and had probably moved from Red Hill to Tuerong in 1870; her widowed father had married Janet White in 1866.

by itellya on 2013-08-18 10:36:02

George Young was on the Survey at the time the electric telegraph line went through it. He would have been near the 12th fairway of the Safety Beach golf course.

The map, shows the length of each zig-zag on the line and only the mouths of the three creeks, but it lists all the pioneers near the line.The map is on page 22 of Rosalind Peatey's PINE TREES AND BOX THORNS.The book is at the Rosebud Library and is not available for loan. If you'd like to photocopy the map,check at the information desk to make sure the book has not been archived.

On P.23 is the following text related to George. George Young, Brownley's*,Marshalls appear to be the first, andsoon were added the families of McLears, Peatys and Clydesdale.

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