THOMAS DUTTON AND HIS ONE-LEGGED WIFE OF BROADMEADOWS AND WANGARATTA, VIC., AUST.
THOMAS DUTTON AND HIS ONE LEGGED WIFE.
While sipping my morning coffee, I was reading the story and burial listings of Will Will Rook Cemetery when I saw mention of burial 142 in 1865, Mrs Dutton's leg. Unsurprisingly* the leg was an adherent of the Church of England, as was presumably the rest of Mrs Dutton's body. (* The Keilor Church of England, Christ Church, was built on land donated by Thomas Dutton and the first wedding** conducted in that church was of Thomas Dutton's son, Thomas, and the daughter of John Beale of "Shelton" (most of J.P.Fawkner's grant bounded by today's Milleara Rd, Clarks Rd, Rachelle Rd and Buckley St.)
DUTTON—BEALE.—On the 11 th. July, at Christ's Church, Keilor, by the Rev. R. H. Rodda, Thomas Henry, oldest son of Thomas Dutton, Glenroy, to Sara, only daughter of John Beale, Shelton. (P.2, The Age, 17-7-1877.)
Unfortunately the marriage was short-lived.
DUTTON.— On the 9th July, at her residence, Pine Vale, Carop, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Dutton of a daughter.
DUTTON.— On the 24th July, at her residence, Pine Vale, Carop, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Dutton, and only daughter of Mr, John Beale, of Shelton, Keilor, aged thirty years. (P.2, The Age, 26-7-1878.)
THE Friends of Mr. THOMAS DUTTON, of Pine Vale, Carop, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved wife (only daughter* of Mr. John Beale, of Shelton, Keilor) to the place of interment, Keilor Cemetery. The funeral will move from the Keilor-road railway station on SATURDAY,the 27th inst., at half-past three o'clock. (P.4, The Age, 26-7-1878.)
One of the most painful bereavements that has come under my notice for a considerable time past I regret this week having to notice. About twelve months back I informed you readers of the marriage in the Anglican Church, Keilor, of Miss Sarah Beale, only daughter of Mr. John Beale, of Shelton, to Mr. Thomas Dutton, of Corop. and
now it is my painful duty to report her death, which took place at Corop a short while back. The remains were brought down by train from Corop, on Saturday week last, and the funeral from Keilor Road to the cemetery was one of the largest I have seen in the district. This calamity is the more to be regretted as it is only three
month's since her mother, the wife of Mr. Beale*,was buried here.(P.3, The Bacchus Marsh Express, 10-8-1878.)
*WHY WAS SARAH JOHN BEALE'S ONLY DAUGHTER.
I had written in my "Early Landowners: Parish of Doutta Galla" that Rachel and Rebecca, twin daughters of John Beale had died on a specified date in 1859. This must have come from KEILOR PIONEERS:DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES by Angela Evans and Co. However, I could find no death notices or records.
This would be the death notice for "the wife of Mr Beale" and mother of Mrs Sarah Dutton.
BEALE.— On the 27th April, at her residence,Shelton, Keilor, Mrs. John Beale, sen., aged seventy years.
(P.2 The Age, 1-5-1878.)
Could this be her death record? NO! SHE WAS A WIDOW.*
EventDeath Event registration number6548 Registration year1878
Family nameBEALE Given namesMargaret SexUnknown Father's nameDavis Francis Mother's name Place of birthWEXF Place of death Age69 Spouse's family nameBEALE Spouse's given namesUnknown
(*P.7, Argus, 22-5-1878, Octavius Charles Beale executor.)
Mrs Sarah Dutton's death record gives her mother's name as Margaret, nee Kerr , so my REBECCA BEALE, KEILOR Google search has borne fruit
EventDeath Event registration number8225 Registration year1878
Family nameDUTTON Given namesSarah SexUnknown Father's nameBeale John Mother's nameMargaret (Kerr) Place of birthDUBL Place of death Age30 Spouse's family nameDUTTON Spouse's given namesThomas
Margaret had been married twice so the children with the surname of Rogers were NOT children of John Beale.
Margaret Beale formerly Kerr
Born about 1808 in Wexford, Irelandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
Wife of James George Rogers — married 13 Aug 1828 in Wexford, Ireland
Wife of John Beale Snr — married 1844 in Dublin, Irelandmap
Mother of Mary (Rogers) Parker, George Rogers, John Beale, Sarah Ann (Beale) Dutton, Rachael* Beale and Rebecca* Beale
*Despite the lack of birth or death records for Rachel and Rebecca, it is obvious that Sarah was not John Beale's only daughter and the precise date of their deaths must have been obtained from John Beale's monument at Keilor Cemetery.
BEALE.—The Funeral of the late Mr. JOHN BEALE will leave his son's residence, "Shelton," Ardmillan road, Moonee Ponds, THIS DAY (Friday,:5 October),. at 2 o'clock, for the Keilor Cemetery.(P.1, Argus, 5-10-1906.)
A teacher at the Bethal Primary School in Meadow Park told me that the school was named after Thomas Dutton's wife. Was that true? Was she the one who attended her leg's funeral?
The book gave her name as Fanny but this could have been a pet name. The births of her seven children in Broadmeadows before 1866 mentioned in the book may answer these questions. Thomas and Fanny arrived here in 1849 aboard the Nelson, with their daughter Elizabeth, having married in Kent, England in 1847. The book also mentioned this advertisement, calling for tenders to complete the walls of the historic 10 Broad St Westmeadows in which the late Jack Hoctor was born.
TENDERS WANTED, for FINISHING rubble WALLS of stone house. Apply Thomas Dutton, Broadmeadows.
(P.3, Argus, 23-2-1865.)
CITATION FOR 10 BROAD ST.
*THE DUTTON BIRTHS. REGISTER NUMBER IN BRACKETS.
In every birth record except the second record for James in 1853, the mother's name was given as Fanny, nee Moore. As there was no death record for a Dutton child in 1853, I presume register number 18170 in which the mother's name was just given as Fanny was a duplication and there had only been SIX births.
1853 James (107 and 18170)
1855 Edward (5729)
1858 Mary Ann (6207)
1860 Harriet Maria (13137)
1863 Arthur Albert (912)
1866 Fanny Emily (19907)
Fanny died in 1913 and was buried in the Milawa Cemetery, according to the book. Fanny was a pet name, a variation of Frances, so perhaps Bethal WAS another given name.
EventDeath Event registration number11665 Registration year1913
Family nameDUTTON Given namesFrances SexUnknown Father's nameMoore Wm Mother's nameUnknown (Frances) Place of birth Place of deathWatta Age89
DUTTON.—On the 6th September, at Wangaratta,Frances, widow of the late Thomas Dutton, in her 90th year. A native of Kent, England. A colonist of 64 years.(P.60, The Australasian, 13-9-1913.)
The book mentions Pelican Lagoon and the death of Thomas in 1887.
Dutton.— On the 3rd January, at his late residence, Pelican Lagoon, Wangaratta, late of Broadmeadows, Thomas Dutton, aged 66 years.(P.1, The Age, 4-1-1887.)
EventDeath Event registration number4615 Registration year1887
Family nameDUTTON Given namesThos SexUnknown Father's nameThos Mother's nameMary (Wilks) Place of birth Place of deathW'ATTA Age67 Spouse's family nameMOORE Spouse's given namesFrances
Thomas Dutton really hit the headlines in 1873 when seven of his cattle were poisoned by what they ate, growing luxuriantly near a creek on his property. I wondered whether this was near the future site of the Bethal Primary School (Melway 6G-H2), which is fairly close to Dutton Court (179 H 11-12).However it must have been on Duncan Kennedy's share of the Glenroy Estate, between Pascoe Vale Rd and the Moonee Ponds Creek which Duncan sold to James Chapman in July 1887. (P. 81 BROADMEADOWS A FORGOTTEN HISTORY, Andrew Lemon.)
It was while I was doing a trove search for THOMAS DUTTON, GLENROY, that I found the second marital connection between the Dutton and Beale families.
BEALE — DUTTON.–On the 17th ult., at St Paul's Church, Broadmeadows, by the Rev. W. W.Mantell, assisted by the Rev. R. H. Rodda, John, only son of John Beale, of Shelton, Keilor, to Annie, second daughter of Thomas Dutton, of Glenroy,Broadmeadows. (P.26, The Australasian, 10-2-1877.)
The Beales moved to Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds in the 1890's and called their house Shelton after the farm in today's East Keilor. It was old number 24 which became number 18 later on.
OLD 24 NEW. 18 Dominey 1886-8?, Beale 1890-1913, Moran* 1917-1927+ (From my Early Landowners: Parish of Doutta Galla.)
DEATHS OF JOHN BEALE JNR.AND ANNIE (NEE DUTTON.).
EventDeath Event registration number14140 Registration year1916
Family nameBEALE Given namesJno SexUnknown Father's nameBeale Jno Mother's nameMargaret (Kerr) Place of birth Place of deathEssdon Age71
BEALE.—On the 29th September, 1913, at her residence, "Shelton," Ardmillan road, Moonee Ponds, Annie, beloved wife of John Beale, and beloved mother of Mrs. L. H. Moran, Fannie,Arthur, Frank, and John D*. Beale, Darwin, aged 55 years. (Interred privately, Keilor Cemetery.) P.1, ARGUS, 1-10-1913.
(* D.= DUTTON. Engagements: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143324433)
* MORAN—BEALE. —On the 16th February, 1904, at St. Thomas' Church, Essendon, by the Rev. W. Percival, Loftus Henry, youngest son of the late A. T. Moran, of Winchelsea, to Sarah Margaret,eldest daughter of Mr. John Beale, (JNR.) Ardmillan-road,Moonee Ponds.(P.9, Argus, 26-3-1904.)
MORAN-On the 9th of March, at "Shelton," corner of Ardmillan road and Mantell street, Moonee Ponds,
Sarah Margaret, the dearly beloved wife of Loftus H. Moran, and loving mother of Nancy and Dorothy. The loved sister of Mrs. Oswald Brown, Arthur, Frank and the late John (DUTTON) Beale, aged 48 years. At rest.
(P.2, Gippsland Times, 12-3-1928.)
No relation to the stars of UNDERBELLY I hope!
on 2018-11-22 06:56:54
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