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JAMES HEARN OF YUROKE AND MT. MARTHA. (VIC., AUST.)

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On the 1st inst., at his residence, Thorngrove, Sydney-road, James Hearn, Esq., aged forty-six years: an old colonist, much respected ; leaving a widow and large family to deplore the loss of an affectionate husband and loving parent. (P.4,Argus, 2-9-1857.)

James Hearn of Mt. Martha and James Hearn north of Broadmeadows were one and the same! Lenore Frost said that W.J.T.(Big)Clarke died at Roseneath in Essendon,the property of his son-in-law,James Hearn. I presumed this James Hearn was the grantee of so much of the parish of Moorooduc but could not find any marital connection between him and a daughter of Big Clarke. Thorn Grove was granted to Big Clarke and might have been a wedding present to James Hearn. A page by Family Tree Circle's Tonkin may have uncovered the Hearn/Clarke family connection.

(PORTER Claude married Caroline HEARN 1878 - Family ...
www.familytreecircles.com/test-52905.html)

Groom: Claude Robert PORTER.
Birth place recorded as Launceston.

Bride: Carolind Louisa HEARN.
Birth place recorded as Melbourne.

Year married: 1878.
Place: Victoria.

Claude died 1925 in Malvern East, victoria, aged 67 years.
Parents named as William PORTER and Mary Ann MAKEPEACE.

Birth Note.
Claude was born in Tasmania on 26 March 1857.
Parents named as William PORTER and Mary Ann MAKEPEACE.

Mary died 1913 in Hawthorn, Victoria, aged 62 years.
Parents named as James HEARN and Louisa CLARKE.

James HEARN and Louisa CLARKE had several children in Melbourne but I'm unable to find a baptism/birth for Caroline.

MARRIAGE.
On the 3rd inst., at Thorngrove, by the Rev. M.Clarke, of Castlemaine, William Hann, eldest son of Joseph Hann, Esq., of Coolort Station, Western Port,to Mary Burge, eldest daughter of the late James Hearn, Esq., of Thorngrove, Yuroke. (P.4, Argus, 4-11-1859.)

The connections between the area north of Broadmeadows Township and the Mornington Peninsula keep on coming.
Ferdinand B.Hann owned Dunhelen,north of the Greenvale reservoir, not far from Thorngrove.
05 May 1903 - The Argus - p4
nla.gov.au/nla.news-page332211
Mr. George Howat reports having sold by private contract, on account of the executor of the late F. B. Hann, part of the Dunhelen Estate, Broadmeadows, ...



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19.
Unreserved Sale of Valuable Freehold Property. In the Parishes of Will Will Rook, Mickleham, and Moorooduc. ,
DALMAHOY CAMPBELL and Co. have received instructions from the executors of the late James Hearn, Esq, to OFFER for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at Kirk's Bazaar, Bourke-street west, on Thursday, the 19th December next, at eleven o'clock, Without reserve,
The following very valuable properties:-
Lot 1,
containing 805a. 2r. 22p, situate about 10 miles from Melbourne, on the old Sydney-road,bounded on the west by the said-road, on the north by Portion 6, parish of Euroke ; on the east by Portion 18, parish of Will Will Rook ; and on the south by part of Lot 15.This property is all securely fenced with a four-wire fence. About 30 acres have been cultivated, and the land is well wooded and watered. It is let to Mr. Stephen Toogood for five years from January, 1858, at 200 per annum.
Lot 2.
containing 476a, in the parish of Mickleham, situate about 20 miles from Melbourne, bounded on the west by the Broadmeadows-road, on the north by the property of Mr. John Hatly, on the east by the property of Captain Pearson, and on the south by the township of Mickleham. This property is securely fenced on the east with a
post-and rail and wire fence, with a brush fence on the south west, and north boundary lines. This land is also well wooded and watered, and is let to Mr.Robert Creely for two years from March last at 100 per annum.
Lot. 3,
containing 380a 3r, in the parish of Moorooduc, Mount Martha, situate about four miles from Schnapper Point, bounded on the west by a three-chain road, being the main road to the Heads ; on the north and east by Lots 29 and 16, and on the south by a one chain road leading down to Port Phillip Bay. This land is well grassed, and fenced in with a wire and rail fence.
Lot 4,
containing 1,260a. in the same parish, and adjoining the above property, upon which is erected good substantial slab house, with kitchen,store, &c. ; also a good stock-yard and garden. This property is entirely surrounded by roads, and is fenced in with a substantial three-rail fence.
Lot 5,
containing 1,305a. 3r, in the same parish, and bounded on the west by Port Philip Bay, to which it has a magnificent frontage ; on the north by Osborne Village reserve ; on the east by the main road from Schnapper Point to the heads; and on the south by a Government reserve.This lot is fenced in with a three-rail fence on the north, east, and south ; and is, together with the last mentioned properties, situate about 35 miles from
Melbourne.
The auctioneers beg to draw particular attention to the sale of the above properties, as the executors have
decided on selling without reserve. The titles are unexceptionable, and the terms are unusually liberal, viz.-26 per cent cash; 25 per cent at six months; the remainder at the option of the purchaser, for three, five, or seven years, at 8 per cent. per annum. (P.2, Argus,23-11-1861, column 3 item 7.)


HEARN-CLARK.-On the 28th ult, at Lyndhurst,Brunswick, at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, by the Rev. A. McVean, William Clarke Hearn, second son of the late James Hearn, Esq , of Thorn grove, to Elizabeth Anne, fourth daughter of the late Lieut Charles Griffin Clark, R.N. (P.4, Argus,2-8-1869.)

BIG CLARKE, THORN GROVE AND ROSENEATH, ESSENDON.
Read about Big Clarke and his residence,as he declined,at Roseneath. Read my journal:
YARNS: ABOUT BIG CLARKE AND HIS BRO AND DAVID DUNCAN THE BUILDER, VIC., AUST.

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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 2014-07-05 11:10:47

The following was found while doing an OLIVER, CAMPBELLFIELD search and with the usual naming patterns(mother's maiden name as a second given name) seems to show some connection between the Clarke and Hearn families.

HEARN.On the 25th October, at his residence,"Wyalla," Denmark Hill road, Upper Hawthorn,William Clarke Hearn, beloved husband of E.A. Hearn, and second son of the late James and Louisa Hearn, of Thorngrove, Campbellfield. (P.1, Argus, 27-10-1899.)

Was Louisa a daughter of Big Clarke?

by MrsPorter on 2014-08-12 01:11:28

Good afternoon. I am a relative of William Porter and Claude Porter. I have been searching for years to find the history on William Porter who married Mary Anne Makepeace. Do you have any information that could help me know where he came from in Europe and what on?
Love your help.

Regards

Emelia Porter
emelia@netsace.net.au

by itellya on 2014-08-12 18:41:53

After spending seven hours collecting information yesterday,I was silly enough not to copy it before submitting my comment. It all disappeared.

I'd obtained much information with a "Porter, Launceston" search confined to the Launceston Examiner. The marriage notices for Claude, his only sister (Elizabeth Cooke)and his two brothers (Henry and Arthur)were found as well as the death notice of his mother (who probably died at Elizabeth's place in Brunswick) but none of the L.E. results included William Porter's death notice. The most interesting thing was that William Porter, formerly of Melbourne, married the widow of William Parker (L.E., 11-11-1848)and that nine months later,their daughter,presumably Elizabeth, was born. A "Claude Robert Porter, Makepeace" google search revealed all his siblings (Parker and Porter.)

A William Porter, possibly yours, arrived in Sydney from Auckland via the Bay of Islands in 1844 ("arrivals, Porter" search on trove.). It would be worth checking if there is an entry in VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS:PAST AND PRESENT (Alexander Sutherland, 1888) for Claude as these biogs usually include native place and voyage details.

by itellya on 2014-08-14 19:38:39

Information about Claude Robert Porter's family has been supplied to Emilia Porter, following my correct guess regarding the email address. Anyone desiring this information could private message Emilia. William Porter's place of origin, parents and details of his voyage to Australia are still unknown but as his marriage certificate has been pointed out to Emilia,it may prove to be the pathway to these details.

Emilia seems to be mildly pleased.

oh my oh my, WOW so excited about this extra info.
Thank you. Now I just need time to spend on it.
Thank you so much

by itellya on 2014-08-14 19:38:40

Information about Claude Robert Porter's family has been supplied to Emilia Porter, following my correct guess regarding the email address. Anyone desiring this information could private message Emilia. William Porter's place of origin, parents and details of his voyage to Australia are still unknown but as his marriage certificate has been pointed out to Emilia,it may prove to be the pathway to these details.

Emilia seems to be mildly pleased.

oh my oh my, WOW so excited about this extra info.
Thank you. Now I just need time to spend on it.
Thank you so much

by itellya on 2014-08-14 20:53:25

PORTER-WALLACE.-On 20th October, at Melbourne, Hector Henry, second son of Wm.Porter, of Launceston, Tasmania, to Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie), eldest daughter of Robert Wallace, of North Fitzroy.
(P.1, Launceston Examiner, 11-11-1886.)

PORTER-EWART - On 7th May, at Prahran, Arthur John, eldest son of the late Mr Wm. Porter, of Launceston, Tasmania, to Mary Helen, eldest daughter of the late Mr. J. C. Ewart, of Prahran.
(P.2, Launceston Examiner, 27-5-1876.)

PORTER-On 14th August, at Brunswick, Melbourne, Mary Ann Porter, relict of the late Mr Wm. Porter, of Launceston, aged 60. (P. 2 Launceston Examiner, 21-8-1875.)

N.B. STRANGE THAT SHE'S NOT CALLED "MRS. JOHN MAKEPEACE, RELICT OF WILLIAM PORTER". THIS CASTS DOUBT ON THE CURIOUS CLAIM, IN THE " MAKEPEACE OF SOMERSET" STUFF THAT I SENT YOU, THAT MARY ANN HAD MARRIED A THIRD TIME----TO HER BROTHER!

COOKE-PORTER-On the 25th November, at Brunswick, near Melbourne, Benjamin, eldest son of Mr. B.Cooke, of Brunswick, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Porter, of Launceston, Tasmania.
(P.3, Launceston Examiner, 25-12-1875.)

by itellya on 2014-08-14 22:15:40

VERY STRANGE!
Excerpt from "MAKEPEACE OF SOMERSET". (Re Mary Ann (nee Makepeace.)
On 31 May 1861 at the Manse of East Melboune Presbyterian Church she married John MAKEPEACE (her brother). On the marriage certificate she says she is the widow of William PORTER and the daughter of William PARKER, mother unknown! (She would have had her PORTER marriage certificate giving her name as Mary Ann PARKER.) My mum has a copy of this wedding certificate if you are interested. We suspect she did this for legal reason, there may have been inheritance issues.

No marriage notice has been found. Due to the confused information on the marriage certificate,it would be worthwhile consulting the death certificate of John Makepeace to check his marital status. Did an official make a mistake about Mary Ann being the daughter of William Parker or did Mary Ann supply this incorrect information to disguise the fact that she was marrying her brother? If they did marry,why was she called Mrs Porter,not Mrs Makepeace, in John's funeral notice (below) and in her own death notice (i.e. relict of the late Mr.Wm.Porter as in previous comment.)

THE Friends of the late Mr. JOHN MAKEPEACE, formerly of Tasmania and New Zealand, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne Old Cemetery.

The funeral procession will leave the residence of his sister, Mrs. Porter, Albion-street, Brunswick, THIS DAY, at 3 p.m. (P.8, Argus, 9-5-1870.)

MAKEPEACE.-On the 5th inst., at the residence of his sister, Albion-street, Brunswick, after a long and painful illness, Mr. John Makepeace, aged 64 years.
Tasmanian and New Zealand papers please copy. (P.4, Argus, 7-5-1870.)

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