THE BAXTERS OF CARRUP CARRUP (AND TULLAMARINE?), VIC. AUST.
COMMENT UNDER MY JOURNAL:
THE ROAD BETWEEN TULLAMARINE JUNCTION AND KEILOR,1856, VIC., AUST.
by itellya on 2014-01-11 09:46:38. page views: 299, comments: 1
Andrew Baxter was the younger brother of Benjamin Baxter (of Baxter Victoria, Australia). He married Annie Marie Hadden who wrote most informative diaries of life in the early years of Australia. A book has been written about her diaries called "A Face in the Glass" by Lucy Frost William Heinemann 1992. Andrew was born in Portugal 7/12/1833 and died 21/1/1855 at Emerald Hill. He was a lieutenant accompanying convicts to Van Diemans Land. His older brother Benjamin married Martha Ainscow and one of his daughters married Robert Hoddle (surveyor).
Andrew Baxter's grant at Tullamarine,issued on 30-1-1846, was crown allotment 1 of section 4, Tullamarine, consisting of 96 acres 3 roods and 12 perches. Its north west corner was the present Mickleham Rd/Lackenheath Drive corner,the road frontage running 966 links (194 metres and 33 centimetres) south to a point indicated by the corner of Scampton Cres. and Finningley Drive (Melway 5 K 1-12.) The property adjoined Stewarton (occupied by Peter McCracken,leasing from Niel Black from 1846-1855 before moving to his dairy at Kensington), extended east to the creek and was combined with Ardlie' 4 (2) to form Edmund Dunn's Viewpoint, where the Melbourne Hunt's troubles started.
Google TULLAMARINE,COUNTY OF BOURKE to access the parish map.
Google FRANKSTON,COUNTY OF MORNINGTON to see the Baxter P.R. and Baxter, Sage, Hoddle grants.
As Andrew would have been only 13 in January 1846, the Tullamarine grant might have been purchased by Benjamin in Andrew's name (a common practice until land reforms prevented it.) If Andrew was in uniform at the time it must have been as a military version of the navy's midshipman, a role filled by youngsters of that age. Perhaps Benjamin's father or uncle might have been the grantee and lieutenant because the Andrew born in 1833 would have to start young and breed like a rabbit to have two or more daughters before he died at the age of 21?
on 2015-02-02 22:45:54
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.