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If I had not taught at Franklinford S.S. 257 in 1965 and 1966 I would not be writing this journal. Happy memories of my time there were revived when I was writing the Inverness Hotel journal (in regard to Ken Sier knowing his customers by the sound of their footsteps.) Just about every lunchtime in the colder months there would be a full-scale footy match. The six boys would be divided as equally as possible into two teams and never did I have to mention fairness in regard to competition. There was fierce competition between opponents of equal maturity but the little ones were always allowed to get their kick. This spirit of fairness was a tribute to their parents' example of how to treat others. As the participants relaxed at the end of the match, I'd snatch a few minutes for a bite and to do some correction. If anyone entered the building, I'd know exactly whom it was before seeing him.
A COPY AND PASTE FROM AN EMAIL TO BILL O'DONNELL.
Last night I was researching Alexander Kennedy who lived at Bowyard Station on the Loddon and was related to William Campbell after whom Campbells Creek was named. Alexander was the father of Henry, the first licensee of the Inverness Hotel, which was a stone's throw north of the end of the north-south runway at Melbourne Airport. I added a bit of detail about my time at Franklinford in my journal about the Inverness Hotel, written under the user name of itellya on FAMILY TREE CIRCLES on the internet. I just remembered the name of the other family that contributed to the enrolment of 6 boys in 1966; it was Allen. I think they moved into 800 Hepburn-Newstead Rd (which might have been called Jim Crow Rd) just in time to prevent closure of the school.
I stumbled across your website when I googled Franklinford Reporter. This was the name of the school newsletter that I started while there. I still have a copy of one issue somewhere and if you're interested, I could launch a search for it.
It contained some news but it was mainly a showcase for the children's writing about things like the joint excursion to Melbourne with the Fryerstown and Faraday schools. Franklinford did not have a duplicator so Ron Champion of the Campbells Creek school let me use theirs. I've attached an image of my final issue.
The Whitlocks moved to Maldon but I would love to know if the Morrisons and Glenns are still around. I've read some of Edgar Morrison's history. Max Glenn talked me into playing cricket for Guildford and used to drive half the team to away games in his beautiful yank tank.
I just remembered another family at the school, the Robertsons.
Well done Eleanor Marney! I don't know whether she's into historical novels but if she is, she might be interested in the Franklinford Murder detailed in The Star (Ballarat) of 17-10-1862, page 2, accessed through trove.
I hope all the residents in your area appreciate its rich history and have read Edgar Morrison's books. At the start of the above article, I was puzzled about why William Bumstead would be running a store at Franklinford.I imagined Franklinford as I knew it in the 1960's. The reason was explained when I came across the articles about the many gold mines.
I've found my copy of the Franklinford Reporter and attached the front page. Page 2 listed those who volunteered to water the garden during the holidays: Sharon and Karen Doolan, Mrs Eric Satori and John Morrison. Then followed some writing by the pupils.
THE ZOO. Last week we went to Melbourne. In the morning we went to the school for blind children. After dinner we travelled on a bus to the zoo. At the zoo you must not put your fingers in cages. We saw lions and tigers and funny monkeys. Cameron Morrison.
THE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND. The blind school is situated in Burwood. Vast lawns surround the buildings and provide lots of playing room for the blind children. Pupils stay in expensive and well-kept living quarters. Some teachers are blind too. John Morrison ( who also wrote about their games, the pool, braille, and the importance of craft.)
Another story described the author's dad driving all the boys to Castlemaine where they met me, so it was probably written by Stephen Glenn and described the Royal Melbourne hospital as a large, cream brick building located on the corner near the Melbourne University.(The title and author must have been written too high on the master sheet for page 3.)
THE ZOO. An eagle soars/ And a lion roars./A monkey swings/And a lyre bird sings.
We all start to giggle/ When the snakes wriggle./It would take four days/ For a really good gaze. John Robertson.
Tony (Allen?) traced "Merry Christmas" very precisely and Stuart Glenn wrote his name and drew a Christmas tree.
Much of the school's revenue came from the pine plantation near the school. We were in the Dayleford district for sports and used to have regular visits to the Daylesford school (one of the first in the state to have its own pool) for lessons in swimming and other special subjects. Another way the educational opportunities were broadened was the 3F alliance. The Franklinford Boys' College, as we jokingly called it, enjoyed shared excursions with Fryerstown and Faraday.
In the old days the children used to ride horses to school but the traffic problems described in the Yandoit, Franklinford and Clydesdale Chronicle of 2012 had started by my time there and the old paddock had waist-high grass. Ken Ginifer, a teacher at Winter's Flat, brought some calves down to munch the grass but when it was time for them to leave, they led us a merry dance through the forest of elm suckers. The old school was a school camp for a while but is now a hall for the community.
THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY, CUT, AND PASTE FROM THE JOURNAL ABOUT THE INVERNESS HOTEL.
I WAS THE TEACHER AT THIS SCHOOL IN 1965 AND 1966 AND DURING THAT TIME A CAIRN HONOURING THE PROTECTOR, EDWARD STONE PARKER, WAS ERECTED AT THE JUNCTION NEARBY.(THIS CAIRN IS SHOWN IN THE FRANKLINFORD WIKIPEDIA ENTRY.)
THERE WERE ONLY SIX PUPILS AT THE TIME, ALL BOYS FROM THE MORRISON,ROBERTSON, ALLEN AND GLENN FAMILIES, FRANK WHITLOCK HAVING MOVED HIS CARMEN GHIA AND FAMILY TO MALDON WHERE I TAUGHT PHILLIP AGAIN IN 1967. THE SCHOOL'S NUMBER WAS 257 AND A MONTHLY HIGHLIGHT FOR ALL RESIDENTS WAS "THE FRANKLINFORD REPORTER", PRODUCED WITH THE HELP OF RON CHAMPION, HEADTEACHER AT CAMPBELLS CREEK PRIMARY; THERE WOULD BE AN OUTCRY IF IT WAS PRINTED A DAY LATE.
THE NAMES OF MT FRANKLIN AND FRANKLINFORD HONOUR SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA AND ARCTIC EXPLORER; THE FORD WOULD HAVE BEEN ON JIM CROW CREEK.
A photo of the pupils in front of the school is shown on the Rigetti family website. This family was one of many from Ticono, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, which settled in Yandoit in the mid 19th century.
EDWARD STONE PARKER.
There will surely be biographies available, so I will not go too much into his life story. Edward, William Thomas and the other aboriginal protectors were Methodist missionaries according to a source I have glanced at in passing.I will focus on Edward's obituary and details of his family's continued presence at Franklinford. For convenience of location, all Parker biography and genealogy are here rather than in the chronology.
11-12-1838 page 2 (Sydney Gazette and N.S.W. Advertiser.) Edward Stone Parker was appointed a magistrate.
30-11-1847 page 2 (Melbourne Argus.) Edward Stone Parker junior died at the aboriginal station, River Loddon, of heart disease on the 23rd at the age of 18.
S. 3-8-1863 page 3. Edward Stone Parker was to be the Hon. Secretary of the Board for the Protection of Aborigines.
A.23-4-1864 page 4. In a complaint about statistics not being provided to the press, it was pointed out that Mr Joseph Parker of Franklinford had for some time been collecting agricultural statistics for the County of Talbot. This would probably have involved much travel and missing the joy of spending time with his first-born son, Francis Ware.
A. 13-9-1864 page 1. Francis Ware, the only son of Joseph and Amelia Parker, died on 26 August aged 10 months.
Do you know what is remarkable about this death notice? It shows a special attitude that must have been passed down by Edward Stone Parker and his wife to their children, concerning EQUALITY.I have no doubt that William Thomas and Edward considered aborigines as being equal, in God's eyes, to the greatest white men, but this concerns women and family notices. Let me give examples of typical birth and death notices of the time.
BIRTHS. BLOGGS. The wife of William Bloggs of a son.
DEATHS. BLOGGS. The wife of William Bloggs at his residence on----. Notice what's missing? A married woman and her possessions were regarded as "belonging" to her husband and the only time a woman's name (with her own given name) would appear in a rate book was when she was a spinster or a widow. Joseph seems to have had the opinion that a woman should not have to cease being treated as an individual just because she was married.
S. 13-10-1864 page 1s. Edwaed was appointed a trustee of the gazetted Franklinford cemetery along with John William Wyett, Charles Menzies and Richard Molloy.
A. 1-5-1865 page 4. Edward Stone Parker Esq., J.P., had died at his residence, Mt Franklin, aged 63, after a long and painful illness borne with Christian fortitude.
A. 1-5-1865 page 6. Early on Thursday, Mr Edward Stone Parker J.P. of Mt Franklin died of a dropsical affection, resulting from disease of the heart and rheumatic fever. Mr Parker was 62 years of age and one of the oldest residents of the colony. He appears to have landed in Sydney so far back as 1838, whence he came to Victoria as protector of the aborigines. After various changes of residence, Mr Parker finally settled down on a station, remarkable for its beauty and fertility, at the foot of Mt Franklin. Here he lived up to the time of his death, for nearly a quarter of a century. He was a member of the old nominee (Legislative ) Council, and took an active part in obtaining the severance of Victoria from New South Wales. Mr Parker was also a candidate at the last general election for the representation of the Creswick district. In politics he was a liberal conservative. As an efficient and influential local preacher, he was widely known in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and his loss will be a serious one for the denomination. It is said that among the manuscripts he has left behind are several relating to the remoter history of the colony, including many interesting traditions of the aborigines that are worth preserving.
South Bourke Standard 23-11-1866 page 3. Joseph Parker was secretary of the Glenlyon, Franklinford and Daylesford Agricultural Society.
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. 2-12-1869 page 3. Mr Joseph Parker of Franklinford is the fortunate competitor for the Town Clerkship of the Borough of Guildford. He is contracted to perform the duties of clerk, assessor, collector of dog tax and rates, inspector of thistles and nuisances, revenue officer and surveyor for 70 pounds per annum. (This is repeated in the snippets at the end of the journal. As I intend to break this journal into parts so all surnames can be listed, I have pasted it to here so that it appears in the first part, including the Parkers.)
A.28-6-1892 page 1. Frederick Octavius , the eighth son of the late Edward Stone Parker Esq. of Mt Franklin, died at Clunes aged 38.
9-10-1893 page 3 (Portland Guardian.)Thomas Wilkinson, the first Chairman of the Brunswick Municipal Council 36 years earlier, had died. He and Edward Stone Parker had purchased a considerable amount of land in Brunswick on which the Wesleyan chapel and school stood.
29-9-1914 page 2 (Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle.)The death of James Williamson was announced. He had arrived in 1851 and spent several years as manager of the Union Bank at Ballarat. In 1860 he married Emma Mary, daughter of Edward Stone Parker, Mt Franklin, Daylesford, the first protector of the blacks in Victoria.
A. 21-6-1916 page 1. George Alfred, late incumbent of Christ Church Daylesford, youngest son of the late Edward Stone Parker and Hannah Ewardes Parker, Mt Franklin Estate, died aged 57. Interred at Mt Franklin on the 21st (i.e. that day.) I think he died in Bendigo but I forgot to record this. (See 23-6-1939.)
A.28-5-1918 page 4.Mr Joseph Parker who died at Castlemaine on Sunday at the age of 87 years was the only surviving son of Edward Stone Parker of Mt Franklin, protector of aborigines, and arrived in Victoria with his parents in 1838. He was therefore a colonist of 80 years standing. He had a clear recollection of Governor Latrobe, Sir John Franklin and other notabilities who were his father's guests in early days. (More details such as Joseph refusing an offer of land in Collins St at 5 pounds per acre.)
A. 23-6-1939 page 10. Charles George Bright Parker, vicar of All Saints, St Kilda, son of Rev. G.A. and E.S.Parker ( her own initials!), Bright, Daylesford and Bendigo, beloved husband of K.H.Parker, grandson of the late Edward Stone Parker of Mt Franklin Estate, Franklinford had died and his ashes were interred at Franklinford on the 21st June.
MY APOLOGIES ABOUT FAILING TO RECORD SOME DETAILS BUT AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND THEM.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL'S HEAD STATION.
Alexander Kennedy who was related to William Campbell, is discussed in the journal about the Inverness Hotel near Bulla. It is likely that his Bowyard Station homestead was located near the Head Station of Campbell's Run.
I never thought that I would be able to tellya where William Campbell's head station was, but I can. I discovered it when I was trying to verify the location of Dean's Hotel at Bulla. I came across a map that had been produced for the chief commissioner of goldfields by G.Charing Cross (1852-3) and was called PLAN OF THE AURIFEROUS REGION OF MT. ALEXANDER. It shows the station in a slight horseshoe on the west bank of the already-named Campbells Creek not far north of the famous Guildford plateau. The Jim Crow Ranges to the south are also named on the map.
A FRANKLINFORD CHRONOLOGY.
As it is unlikely that there were any directories for Franklinford, this information may help family historians.(A=The Argus, S= The Star, Ballarat.)
DOT. The Franklinford area was inhabited by the Gunangara Gundidj clan of the Dja Dja Wurrung. They remained during the tenure of the Protectorate and when this was ended by the Government in 1848, six settled at Franklinford.
TOMMY FARMER was the only one of these to survive until 1864 when he and all other aborigines were forcibly removed to the site of the Healesville Sanctuary.
(26-5-2004. Susan Rankin, an elder of the clan reclaimed traditional land.)
JUNE 1841. Edward Stone Parker establishes the protectorate. The Government, probably cash-strapped because of the depression of the 1840's, closes it on 31-12-1848 for purely economic reasons, but the Parkers and six of the clan remain.
A.10-1-1855 PAGE 4. JIM CROW RANGES. Refuting a claim that there weren't enough stores in the area, the correspondent said there were plenty of stores. He was probably referring to Yandoit when he said that there were two hotels in the township and a large cordial manufactory had just commenced near the Clarence Hotel.(I'm not sure whether Franklinford had one or two stores in 1862. The inquest was held in Bumstead's store but Dyett was the only storekeeper mentioned,so he was probably leasing Bumstead's store. There was obviously no pub at Franklinford in 1862 as grog was obtained from Dyett.There was a hotel in Franklinford by 1877.)
A. 16-2-1859 page 4. A notice from the G.P.O. stated that closing times for mail to Franklinford was 4:30 p.m. and that mail from Franklinford was due in Melbourne at 8 a.m.
S. 25-6-1861 page 1s. YANDOIT. Messrs Morrison, Heyneman and Forster had been nominated as Justices of the Peace at a meeting but as Forster declined Mr Brown of Franklinford was nominated in his stead.
The coach from Ballarat to Castlemaine could not cross the Jim Crow Creek and the passengers had to spend the night at Yandoit.
S. 7-8-1861 page 1s.Messrs Fraser and MacDonald were elected in the Franklinford and Strangways division of the Creswick District.
20-11-1861 page 1s. Dominico Formoso had been killed in a tunnel collapse near Franklinford. He must have made known his intention to remove some timber because he was warned not to do so.
S. 25-12-1861 page 1s. A respected townsman of Yandoit, Guillaume Rachinger, had died.
The fence of the old cemetery at Franklinford, chosen by the first settlers and containing the remains of some, was so dilapidated that stock were grazing on it. Residents of Franklinford and Yandoit were asked to bestir themselves themselves to do something as, not being gazetted, the cemetery could not receive funds to remedy the situation.
1862. Carlo Sartori applied for land in the parish of Yandoit under the Act designed to encourage novel industrial enterprises. (Victorian Government Gazette 1862, volume 2.) This meant that when Mr Eric Sartori volUnteered to water the garden of S.S.257, Franklinford in the summer of 1966-7, his family had been in the area for at least 104 years and their tenure now is at least 150 years!
S. 17-10-1862 page 4. BRUTAL MURDER AT FRANKLINFORD.
I'll let you enjoy reading about the drama in numerous accounts from which details of the cast have been assembled. PHILLIP TURNER,the accused,a wooden fencer, who,while drunk, hit Mary for losing a ring and bashed her for "making connection" with Dyett;
MARY SIDDONS,called Poll, the intemperate victim, who had lived with Turner for some time;
CHARLES NORTON DYETT,storekeeper who sold grog and whose father-in-law also lived at Franklinford;
PHILLIP JOHNSON, a labourer who had a hut a quarter of a mile from Dyett's store, with a small field of oats behind it, and had known the deceased for 7 years;
JAMES BRACE,a labourer who lived with Johnson;
CONSTABLE H.BURROWS,stationed at Yandoit;
JOSEPH PARKER,farmer residing between Dyett's store and Johnson's hut;
HENRY ARMSTRONG,a storekeeper at Yandoit who happened to be at Franklinford the next day;
OTTO (KOLBAN/KOLBAU),a medical man residing at Yandoit who treated the dying Poll in vain;
DRS J.McKAY and DOW, the former a legally qualified medical practitioner at Castlemaine, who conducted the post mortem.
WILLIAM BUMSTEAD, who was not involved in the case but owned the store in which the inquest was held. He was still at Franklinford for at least 15 more years, as you will see.
S. 2-6-1864 page 3. Morrison and party had let their Christmas Reef mine on tribute to Kinlock and party. The tunnels on the Franklinford side of Jim Crow Creek were yielding well.Mackenzie and Dolan and their parties were also busy.
A. 25-7-1864 page 2. A site for a cemetery at Franklinford has been reserved from sale.
S. 29-8-1864 page 3. Residents of the area including Franklinford asked J.H.Wheeler of the Daylesford Steam Saw Mills to stand for the legislative assembly.
S. 8-10-1864 page 1s. The gold struck in Mr Parker's paddock has caused a little sensation.Calbert, Werry, Gray, Glouster, Brewer, Hopkins, Mackenzie, Thomas, Evans, Harris and Wray were all leading parties at Shicer's Gully. I had presumed that Shicer's Gully was near Franklinford but I have seen Shicers Gully Rd east of Guildford.
Goldsmith's Reef (now called Brown's Reef), in German's Gully, was sold to Mr Christopher Brown, who has produced 108 ounces of gold so far. Mr Campbell had applied for a reef but the miners got it. (William Campbell, after whom Campbells Creek was named, had returned home in 1854 but had come back and been elected to parliament by 1862.)
S. 13-10-1864 page 1. William Bumstead, Richard Molloy, Charles Menzies and Edward Stone Parker to be trustees of Franklinford cemetery.
A. 1-5-1865 page 6. A man was accused of a violent attempt to dishonout Mrs Abbios of Mt Franklin.
A. 17-5-1865 page 7. William Bumstead, Joseph Parker and Richard Molloy were to be members of the school committee at Franklinford.
A. 3-10-1866 page 5. James Morrison was to replace the late Edward Stone Parker as a trustee of the cemetery, Franklinford and Yandoit.
A. 12-10-1866 page 6. Ambrose Draper, newsagent, Franklinford, was insolvent.
A. 7-8-1867 page 5. The Government offered a reward of 25 pounds for the discovery of the body of James Warner, alias Brassey who had been missing since 16 June. He had been last seen drinking in the house of a man named Minogue at Franklinford. A good description was given of the well-known Ballarat pugilist.
A. 11-9-1867 page 4.Walter Alexander, the eldest child and only son of William and Charlotte Bumstead of Franklinford, died of heart disease, aged 10 years and 8 months. The Illustrated News For Home Readers, page 15 of the 20-9-1867 adds the information that he died at the residence of Mr Cocking, Guildford, after a painful illness of 5 months.
A. 29-9-1868 page 2s. In the estate of Alexander Pozzi, wine seller, intestate, Daylesford, letters of administration may be granted in 14 days to Stefano Pozzi, wine seller, Daylesford and Guiseppi Pozzi, Franklinford, miller, brothers of Alexander Pozzi. I wonder if Guiseppi milled his flour at the end of Mill St, Franklinford!
A. 24-9-1869 page 1.WANTED.A teacher for the Franklinford Common School; must be certified. Applications with testimonials will be received to the 30th inst. Average attendance for the last month, 44. Thomas Fleming, correspondent. It should not be assumed that Thomas Fleming lived in Franklinford, despite Flemming Rd (as given in the interactive online map) ending at Fiveways. I believe that the Government had Boards of Advice overseeing all schools in their district. A Dromana historian fell into this trap. Flemming seems to be yet another spelling mistake on the interactive map.See Fleming in headstones list. Trove soon proved that Thomas was a Franklinford resident. He was a good ploughman and his daughter died from poisoning after pricking herself with a needle.
28-6-1869 page 3, Empire, Sydney. The Daylesford Mercury reported on 22 June that Richard Horseman, a small settler living near Mr Molloy's farm, Franklinford,committed suicide. He had asked his wife to go outside and see if a neighbour had commenced fencing and tying the trigger to a slab of the house, he pulled the muzzle toward him.
A. 27-10-1869 page 4. Ambrose Draper of Franklinford had married Lydia Wright, third daughter of George Dando of Malmsbury, Somersetshire, at Emerald Hill (South Melbourne.)(Had George been an early resident of Malmsbury and responsible for its name? Is that how Ambrose met Lydia?)
A. 29-6-1877 page 8. Willam Bumstead was the manager of the Franklinford Gold mining Company which was to have a meeting at GOURLEY'S HOTEL, Franklinford and was making a call on shareholders.
A. 1-11-1877 page 5. William Robinson, agent for The Argus for Yandoit and Franklinford districts,was thrown from his horse when it bucked outside Webb's hotel in Guildford.
A. 18-1-1879 page 5. Government Gazette. William Bumstead was appointed electoral registrar for the Franklin and Strangways divisions of the electoral districts of Creswick and the North Western Province in the place of W.H.Draper, resigned.
A. 19-2-1892 page 3. A notice about intestate estates included William Marsh of Franklinford who had died on 2-10-1891.
17-3-1894 page 3 (Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser.) Roberts and Barry and Bull of Franklinford did well at the West Bourke Agricultural Society Show at Lancefield. They came 1st and 2nd in Two bags wheat and two bags oats while Bull won in malting barley.
8-6-1894, Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express, page 2. James, son of Neale Collins, County Derry, Ireland married Jenny, third daughter of Richard Molloy, Kangar Park, Franklinford on 15 May at St Francis', Franklinford.
A. 6-8-1899 page 8. The estate of the late Michael Sharry of Franklinford, farmer, deceased, left unadministered by Ellen Sharry,his executrix, may be granted in 14 days to Michael Collinan Gough of Daylesford, R.C. clergyman, during the minority of the infant children Michael, 16, and John, 14.
16-9-1899 page 16.(Australian Town and Country Journal.) Roberts and Parry of Franklin won 2nd prize at the Royal Melbourne Show for salt butter from a private dairy.
A. 9-11-1901 page 9. Mrs E.S.Cooper, Mr and Mrs Bumstead and Mr and Mrs R.Higgins thanked those who sent letters, telegrams and floral tributes.
2-5-1902 (Euroa Advertiser.) Richard Molloy, aged upward of 82, drowned at his property, Kangor Park, Franklinford. Arriving home, he had taken his horse to a dam so it could drink but was somehow thrown in. Until recently he had taken a lively interest in municipal affairs. (This information came from the Argus. Another account said that he was leading the horse which dragged him into the water. He probably had the reins twisted around his wrist because the horse was frisky upon seeing the long-awaited water.)
A. 19-8-1902 page 6. A hefty probate duty was paid on the estate of the late Richard Molloy, which was of a sworn value of 40 964 pounds 10 shillings and elevenpence.
A. 25-9-1902 page 1. Charlotte, the beloved wife of William Bumstead died at Franklinford on the 23rd. Their children were Mrs W.Little (Northcote), Mrs E.S.Cooper(Franklinford), Mrs G.E.Chapman (Golden Square) and Mrs W.P.Nichol (Warracknabeal.)
A. 2-11-1904 page 9. Patrick Molloy, a native of Ballinsloe, County Galway, Ireland, died at his residence, "Limestone", Yandoit on 2 November, aged 76.
A.8-11-1904 page 10. Probate of the will of Patrick Molloy of Yandoit was to be granted, after 14 days to John James Slattery, formerly a bank manager at Castlemaine but now a butter factory proprietor at Daylesford who was the sole executor appointed in the will. A later notice,(Argus 21-12-1904 page 5), stated the amount left to his widow and his sons. Unfortunately the widow's name was not given.* Francis Haven at Yandoit was donated to the Franciscan Friars by Dick and Laura Molloy. The friars moved into the homestead, apparently on 4-6-1981. The details of the donation are given in Franciscan News (vol.8 No.2) Was the homestead that of "Limestone" or "Kangar Park"?
(*I had not been able to find Bridget's death notice but tonight I finally found it in the 70th item in trove when I entered Bridget Molloy.The notice from page 13 of the Argus of 13-10-1928 is reproduced verbatim in the chronology and states that Bridget had died on the 11th October.Because her death notice had eluded me, and Bridget was not mentioned by name here or in Patrick Joseph's marriage notice of 25-4-1908, I had assumed that she had died and Patrick had remarried.)
A. 21-9-1907 page 3. SALE OF LAND AT MT FRANKLINFORD . (Ha, ha!) In the estate of the late Richard Molloy.
(See Horseman/ Molloy genealogy, after the chronology, and comment 6 about the Molloys at Yandoit.)
Lot 1, Kangar Park. Acreage, allotments indecipherable, section 5, allotments 7, 9-12 of section 9, and 6a, 9a, 9b and 10 of section 10, parish of Yandoit. The homestead had 10 rooms.
Lot 2, about 437 acres, parishes of Glenlyon and Holcome, occupied by BOLTON Bros.
Lot 3, 10 acres, parish of Glenlyon, occupied by Mrs Sheehy.
Lot 4, about 20 acres, parish of Franklin, occupied by Mr J.Thomas.
Lots 5-7, parish of Yandoit, 277? acres, parish of Yandoit, occupied by Mr R. CARTY.
Lot8, 10 acres, parish of Yandoit, occupied by Mr C.Higgins.
Lot 9, 38 acres, parish of Wombat, occupied by Mr D.COLLINS.
Lot 10, 45 acres, parish of Holcombe.
Lots 11-17 were in Franklinford township, totalling 24 acres of which 20 acres were occupied by Thomas Manning.
(Crown allotments and section numbers were given for each lot but the time necessary to record them was not justified without all parish and township maps being available. However the following property location in the advertisement helps a bit.)
The main road from Newstead to Dayleford runs through the great portion of the property, the (Franklinford) state school and general store being within a mile of the homestead.
A. 25-4-1908 page 13.At St Ambrose R.C.Church, Brunswick on 17 March, Patrick Joseph, the eldest son of the late Patrick Molloy Esq., "Limestone", Yandoit, married Fay, the eldest daughter of Thomas Bennett, ex sergeant of police of Killarney of Donald St Nth, Brunswick. Note that his mother's name is not given as was usual when the father had died.PERHAPS BRIDGET WAS INFIRM OR SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA AND PATRICK JOSEPH WAS ASHAMED OF HER. Another mystery is John Molloy of "Limestone", Guildford. Neither Patrick nor Richard Molloy had a son called John. Was he Richard and Patrick's brother or cousin? Henry Guildford Molloy was most likely John Molloy's son.
A. 22-3-1909 page 8. Thomas Alfred Edgar Morrison, a clerk in the Railways office in Spencer St, who had been talking to David Henderson of Shepherd's Flat and was seen riding quickly by Annie Dempsey 100 yards from where he died was discovered at 8 o'clock the next morning by David Dimsey, state school teacher.As the accident happened about 7:45 , it was probably getting dark and Thomas had skidded on a stone and fallen onto a rock, breaking his neck. Mr Dimsey who had been the teacher at Franklinford for 17 years when he was promoted to Trentham at the start of the following year(A. 27-1-1910 page 5),identified the body.
A.19-9-1911 page 9. Percival Phillip of Franklinford State School, presumably the teacher, wrote about the continuous blasting sounds at Franklinford and fears of an eruptions in the community. (Mt Franklin, like Mt Macedon, is a long-dormant volcano.)
A.16-8-1913 page 13. Llewellen, the third son of Mr and Mrs William Roberts of Brynhfryd, Franklinford, married Hannah Vernon, the fourth daughter of Mrs Jessie Wright and the late Reuben Wright of Loddon Valley, Guildford, at the Methodist Church in Daylesford on 19 July.
A. 22-1-1914 page 10. Frank Dougall had leased his Mt Franklin Estate and was moving to Melbourne.
10-5-1918 page 5 (Ballarat Courier.) An 18 year old Franklinford girl was assaulted while returning home from lectures.F.Semmons from the local area had been arrested. (One would assume that the lectures were not at Franklinford so the public transport must have been better than one would expect. The offender was from the Daylesford area so she may have been assaulted there while waiting for a coach -or a T model.)
18-11-1918 page 4 (Ballarat Courier.) Private N.Pavish, invalided, was welcomed back to Yandoit. (The correct spelling is Pavich as shown in a death notice.
A. 1-11-1921 page 1. Julia, wife of Daniel Dempsey of Franklinford, mother of Annie Scheggia of Franklinford, David, James, Daniel (deceased), Jack, Nicholas, Carli and Joseph, and sister of Mrs Gervasoni of Newstead and Mrs N.Pavich of Yandoit, died on 30 October aged 53 years.
A. 19-8-1923 page 16. The Strawhorn's had purchased the homestead block of Dougall's Mt Franklin Estate and ROBERTSON of Shepherds Flat had bought the adjoining lot of over 300 acres, the location that I recall.
A. 13-10-1928 page 13. DEATHS. MOLLOY. On the 11th October at Ballara Private Hospital, Castlemaine, Bridget, relict of the late Patrick Molloy and loving mother of Mary Ann (deceased), Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Joseph, Katherine, and Richard, aged 90 years.
13-7-1930, Sunday Times (Perth), page 2. During the week Mrs T.M.Dunkley returned by the trans train to her home Palsey, South Yarra.-----. Old Victorians will remember Mrs Dunkley as one of the wealthy and beautiful Molloy sisters of Kangar Park, Franklinford, near Daylesford.The objects of her trip were to visit her only son who is farming at Noongar and to attend the wedding of Miss Edna West from Mt Lawley and Clive Elston (who werealso at Noongar. Noticing the similar ending of Kangar and Noongar prompts me to wonder if the Kanga Track near Franklinford (as seen in maps on the internet) should actually be the Kangar Track. It may actually be that; the road near the cemetery is labelled Satori instead of Sartori.
A. 20-10-1930 page 1. The funeral of William Strawhorn's beloved wife, Grace, was to leave her residence, Mt Stuart, Franklinford, for the Franklinford Cemetery.
A. 12-4-1939 page 7. A combined school picnic was held at the Yandoit Park. (This involved athletics etc.) The cup was won by Franklinford again and it was presented to its captain, Miss A.Phillips.At the dance later, the novelty dance winners were Mr Roy Sartori and Miss M. Powell. (The Sartori family seems to be the only family from the 1960's still living at Franklinford!)
A. 11-8-1939 page 10. On 9 August Isabella, the dearly beloved wife of of the late Robert L. Phillip of Franklinford had died. She was the mother of Lucy (deceased), Robert L. (Kilmore), James F. (late A.I.F.), Percy N.(Carnegie), William A. (Franklinford), and Ernest R. (Bendigo.) The family seemed accident prone. Lucy almost certainly died from burns received when her clothes ignited while she was whitewashing a fireplace (Argus 28-7-1914 page 12), her brother Robert was kicked in the head by a draught horse (A. 4-11-1914 page 11) and the same unfortunate or his father sustained a broken leg when a bolting horse slammed him against a pole at the agricultural show.
A. 3-11-1943 page 2. Catherine, relict of the late James Stewart of Franklinford, died at Sandon on Nov.2 at 74. (Should Stuart St, Franklinford, be Stewart St? It may have been named after "Mt Stuart", the property established by Strawhorn senior in about 1898.)
A. 27-4-1955 page 14. Alice Gray Morrison, youngest daughter of the late James and Margaret Morrison of Spring Vale, Yandoit, had died at the age of 77.
FRANKLINFORD 5, VIC., AUST. (CEMETERY HEADSTONES, HALLINAN &DYETT GENEALOGY, YANDOIT SCHOOL, SNIPPETS.)
FRANKLINFORD CEMETERY HEADSTONES.
I stumbled upon this website while investigating the origin of the name of Clarkes Rd. It is not a complete index of burials. Photos of the headstones listed are available upon request to <[email protected]>.
COMMENTS IN BRACKETS ARE MINE, OBTAINED FROM TROVE. FF=Franklinford.
ALLISON Alison, David, Alexander, Eugenie Constance, James, Donald (No results were produced from an ALLISON, FRANKLINFORD search, so I suspect that there is a connection similar to that of WRIGHT.)
ARCHBOLD Florence (No connection found.)
ARMSTRONG Henry (No connection found.)
BALDOCK Keith William (No connection found.)
BARRETT S J - died 1989
BAUERS Albert Paul
BEAR James, Harriet
BERRY (Morgan) Christine
BIRD William Albert
BOWLES Justus, Mary Agnes
BULL Elizabeth Georgina, Leonard Franklin
BUMSTEAD W, Charlotte W
CAMPBELL Colin Clyde
CARRE Sarah Elizabeth
CHAPMAN Edward Joseph, Amy Priscilla
CHAPMAN Joseph Martin, Ellen Maud, Margaret Jane
CLARKE James Thomas, Ettie Winifred
COAD Dora Susan
COLLIHOLE John W, Miriam Ada
COLQUHOUN Mary, Grace, Henry, Isabella, Grace (Henry Colquhoun may have moved from Shepherd's Flat to Franklinford in 1878. He had been the electoral registrar for Shepherd's Flat but was relieved of the position and replaced by James Sandells. Henry was appointed the electoral registrar at Franklinford in the same gazette. Argus 16-11-1878 page 8.)
COOK Mary Arding
COOPER Edward S, Ashley W (Edw.S. was Mary Ann's husband. A.14-2-1920 p.13, MARRIAGE, COOPER-FOLETTA.)
COOPER George, Georgina
COOPER Mary Ann (Funeral of Mary Ann from Heidelberg to FF on 2-5-1944.)
CORBEN Arthur, Dorothy (Barker), Ruth (Grove)
CORMACK Alexander, Georgina
COUTTS Rachael Jane, Toby Jack
CRERAR Robert, Ethel May
DAVIES David, Ann
DIXON George, Anna E
DOOLAN Edgar John, Mary (Doule-Doolan engagement A. 6-10-1939 page 4.)
DOUGALL Caroline, William (These are possibly the parents of William Franklin Dougall of the Mt Franklin Estate, whose wife was Minnie. Minnie was a daughter of Hans Peter Jensen of Campbells Creek and was buried there after dying on 31-3-1923. Minnie's death was the spur for her husband to subdivide and sell the estate to such as the Strawhorns and Robertsons. The Dougalls had been on the estate for over 50 years- See the FRANKLINFORD NOTES journal.)
DOWNES (Whitlock) Elizabeth Ann, Robert
DUFF Alison Ellen, Sandells, James
DUFF James, Alison and family
DUFF James, Alison
EBERY Walter Hamilton, Ellen Elizabeth (Sartori)
ELPHICK (Parker) Rebecca
FLEISCHER Alan John
FLEISCHER George, Margaret
FLEISCHER Matilda, Phillip Heinrich
FLEISCHER Norman George, Evelyn Maude
FLEMING Johanna, Thomas A
FLEMING Thomas, Christina, Mary Lydia, John William
GARLICK John James, Jane, Elizabeth
GARSED Walter Thomas, Ellen
GERVASONI Antonio Giuseppi, Margaret Elizabeth
GERVASONI Ferdinand N, Margaret Mary McNab
NO HEADSTONE-GILLIES Colin(A.16-4-1940 page 4. Funeral leaving his daughter's residence, Oakleigh for FF, 17th)
GIBB William (William Dougall, grazier of Mt Franklin, was the only executor appointed in the will of William Gibb, gentleman, deceased, of Mt Franklinford and was to be granted probate in 14 days. Argus 1-4-1893 p.10. I can find no death notice for William Gibb in the 1890's. Incidentally, Gentleman meant one who does not need to work and was often used by retired businessmen. I wonder if William Gibb was the father or brother of William Franklin Dougall's mother.)
HARDING (Nicholls) Ellinor Gwendoline
HARDING Gerald D
HEDGES Edwin (Chas.Hedges, late of Yandoit was to be buried at Brighton, leaving the residence of Wm.D.Nicholls in Malvern.Argus 19-8-1892, page 1.)
HEFFERNAN Lloyd William, Marie Louise
HEFFORD (Harris) Martha Mary Ann
HENDERSON - SHRIVES family plot
HENDERSON Allan Herbert
HENDERSON Charles David, Juanita, Diamond V
HENDERSON John, Elizabeth A
HENDERSON Marian, David, Francis David (Funeral of Frank of Shepherds Flat 31-12-1926.)
HENDERSON Thomas Gabriel, Emily Jane (Diver)
HENDERSON Thomas, Edith Myrtle Eliza
HENDERSON Thomas, Mary
HERMANN Henry, Susan (Susan, late of Basalt, buried 11-6-1855.)
HIGGINS (Morgan) Anne
HIGGS (McKinnon) Marion
HIGGS Ann, William H
HIGGS Robert J
HILLS - wooden marker
HIRD Catherine, Henry, Hannah, Henry Franklin, John, George Donald, Victoria Alice
HIRD Christina Dorothea, Arthur Simpson (Henry Hird J.P. died on 6 Aug. at Clydesdale, aged 93 and was buried (at FF on the 9th. His son, Frank, was at Yandoit.)
HOCKING Andrew, James, Ellen, Horace
HOWE William Weston
HOWELL John W, Vera Robbins
HOWELLS G, Ellen
HOWELLS John, Alice E, Sarah (R.D.Howells of Yandoit fought in W.W.1.)
HUGGETT Annie (A big find in German Gully was made by Mr Huggett in about 1858 and he was still living in the gully in 1888.)
JAYES Thomas, Jane, Thomas Harris, Jane Alice
KASEK Franchick Sygmund Boleshaw
LAYFIELD Betty Elsie
LAYFIELD Kenneth Ronald
LECKIE (Robertson) (Jessie, widow of James A.Leckie and sister of Francis Robertson died at Hampton)
LECKIE Elizabeth (aged 80 on the 25th so the funeral was obviously on the 26th when the notice stated )
LECKIE William, Janet ("interred at Franklinford".)
LEE Hazel Jean, Allan Henry
LEE Henry Mathew, Francis Ellen
LEIPOLD Jane, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Henry
LLEWELLYN Dulcie Edna (Was she an aunt of Llewellyn Roberts?)
MANNING Alice, William (Thomas Manning was leasing much of Franklinford Township from the Molloys circa 1907.)
MARTIN William, William Henry (Agnes,daughter of late J.Martin, FF, married Edw.Schaffer: A.12-12-1903 page 9.)
McKINNON (Waterton) Florence Edna
McKINNON B D, Jane Johanna
McKINNON Flora, Hepburn C
McKINNON Marion Agnes (Gillies), Duncan
McKINNON R H - died 1949
McKINNON Vera Olive, Duncan Edward
MEAD Eric Alan
MILLS Thomas, Agness
MINOGUE Martin, Ellen
MINOTTI Andrew Vincent, Thelma
MINOTTI Daniel, Jessie
MINOTTI John, Ellen
MOLLOY Richard Antonio, Laura Mabel
MONICO Carolina, Battista
MORGAN - HALLETT
MORGAN David T
MORGAN Florence, Rachel G
MORGAN Henry Herbert, Emilie Bertha, Eric Mitchell, Ronald Samuel Herbert
MORGAN Irene E
MORGAN Lewis, Lucy Eliza, Lewis Llewellyn
MORGAN William, Thomas, David Rees, Gweneth, Elizabeth
MORRIS Tudor Thomas
MORRISON Edgar, Dorothy Jean, Judith Ann
MORRISON J Katrina, George G
MORRISON James, Margaret, Georgina Gray, T Alfred E
MORRISON Lesley June
MULLER Alex C, Ellen Madeline
MUSCHIALLI F - died 1926, A V - died 1963
MUSCHIALLI Reginald W
MUSGRAVE George Anthony, Jessie Elizabeth
NASH K F - died 1991
NICHOLLS William, Eleanor (See Hedges.)
NICOL Peter, Dinah, William P, Rosetta Soady, William Peter, Thomas, Samuel (Rosetta Soady, wife of the late (William Peter Nicol,formerly of Franklinford, and mother of Ella (Mrs Thomas) ,died 28-3-1956 at a (hospital in Malvern, aged 93.)
O'CONNOR Elizabeth Lily, Kathleen Daphne
OLIVER Thomas, Elizabeth Catherine (Thomas Oliver, 60, late of Yandoit, husband of the late Elizabeth Catherine (nee Pavilach), died in Castlemaine. Children named; Frank and Wm. at Yandoit. Argus, 1-12-1928 page 13.)
OLVER Robert Richard
PARKER Amelia, Joseph, Francis Ware, Mary Frances
PARKER Edward Stone, Mary Cooke, Edward Stone, Edward Leonard, George Alfred, Charles George Bright, 2 infant daughters, Hannah, Emilie Sarah
PARKHOUSE Frederick Latta, Frank
PARRY Henry P
PARRY, ROWLANDS, PHILLIPS, Roberts
PAYNE Thomas Sutton
PEDRINI Vincenzo, Giosue
PFEIFFER Barbara Anne
PHILIP (Osborne) Ruth, Percival Norman
PHILIP John Robert
PHILIP Lucy Ruth, Robert l, Isabel ((Isabella, wife of the late RobertL,Philip of FF, died on 9-8-1939 aged 72. Her son, William A.Philip, was still at FF.)
PHILLIPS David, Mary
POTTER W A - died 1963
POWELL David Lloyd, Mollie Jeanette
POWELL Franklin Gwyn
POWELL Martha Belle, Thomas
POWELL William, Richard Rees
PRICE Thomas, Julia Eleanor
PULLEN Noel William Reycraft, Doreen Ellen (Sartori)
RAWLINS Julie Elizabeth
REES Elizabeth W, William M, Elizabeth
REES Richard, John William
RICHARDS (Gervasoni) Margaret Elizabeth (The Richards family was in Yandoit by 1862.Star, 23-12-1862 p.2.)
RIGBY Francis James, Gladys Noreen
ROBERTS William, Hester
ROBERTSON Francis, John MacDonald, Isabel, James Matthew
ROBERTSON Isabella, James Wilkie
ROBERTSON James W, Mary
ROBERTSON James, Jean
ROBERTSON Mary, John
ROCHFORT G W - died 1948
RYAN Leonie Maree
SANDELLS James, Jane Burn, John, James (See COLQUHOUN.)
SARTORI Annie, George Nicol
SARTORI Carlo, Frances Victoria
SARTORI Charles, Elsie
SARTORI Charlotte, Mary Madeline
SARTORI Dennis Wayne
SARTORI Gavin Michael, Maxene
SARTORI George Bennett, Rose Eileen
SARTORI George Wm, Ellen Myra
SARTORI Georgia Rose
SARTORI Giacomo, Madalena, Mary
SARTORI Joan Patricia, Ronald Nazzaro
SARTORI Laurence Arthur
SARTORI Leslie Joseph, Patricia Phyllis (Johnson)
SARTORI Mabel, Nazzaro
SARTORI Nazzaro, Charlotte, Pietro
SARTORI Noel, Colin, Leonard Carl
SARTORI Stanley Francis, Dorothy Jean
SCHEGGIA Ada E, Prudento
SCHEGGIA Dorothy Irene, Gary Alan
SCHEGGIA Giacomo, Annie
SCHEGGIA Sylvester, Giovani, Johan, Margarita
SCHROEDER Bertha Rose
SCHROEDER C - died 1892, M - died 1917
SCHROEDER Ernest Charles, Ivy Irene (Ernest,only child of Fred and Norah, married Ivy:Argus 15-8-1949 re Fred.)
SCHROEDER Frederick, Norah (Frederick died 13-8-1949, aged 76.)
SCHROEDER Harold Ernest
SCHROEDER Henry G C
SEALEY Joyce Catherine
SEAMONS Edmund, Mary, Charles, Mary (Wedding notice, A.18-10-1913 p.11: Wm.B.Seamons 4th son of late Jas. Seamons, FF, married Annie Arkey at Wesley Church in Melbourne. Mary, daughter of Edmund Seamons of Kooroocheang died 17-9-1931 and was buried at FF on the 20th.)
SEAMONS John, Anna Maria, James, Elizabeth Anne, Albert Edward (Elizabeth Ann, relict of the late James Seamons of FF, died on the 8th at Yandoit, aged 86. Children listed. A. 9-3-1937 page 1.)
SHARP Charles Edward, Jane Galloway
SHRIVES Gabriel, Jane
SLEETH Robert J, Hermiena A (Hermiena Anna, relict of the late James Seeth of FF, will arrive at FF cemetery) (at 2p.m. after passing through Newstead at 1:30 and Yandoit at 1:45. A. 20-10-1933 page 1.)
SMITH Maurice Reginald
SMITH Robert, Janet
STEEN Harrison James, Zachary Thomas
STEWART James A
STRAWHORN Jane, Alexander (Alex., son of Wm. and Grace died at Elmore 25-3-1949. A. 26-3-1949 page 15.)
STRAWHORN John, Andrew, Robert, Grace, William (Robert, 5th son of Wm.and Grace, died 22-10-1927,31, C'maine.)
STRAWTHORN Grace, William (William, husband of the late Grace, died at "Mt Stuart" FF, 28-3-1938 aged 82.)
STRAWTHORN William Alexander (All of their children are listed Argus 30-3-1938 page 12.)
SULLIVAN John Lawrence
SULLIVAN Laurence Daniel
TAINSH Peter, Doris May Fanny May
TAIT Elizabeth, Ann
TAYLOR (Reycraft) Dorothy Helen
THOMAS - GREGAN
THOMAS Clarence Michael
THOMAS James Francis, Annie Catherine Mary (James Francis Thomas, late A.I.F., son of Catherine and the late
James Thomas of Franklinford died 17-3-1937. Probably the parents.)
THOMPSON Arbor Henderson
THOMPSON Elizabeth, James
THOMPSON Henry Ainsley, Elizabeth, James, Edith, Beatrice, May, Gordon
THOMPSON Ian Russell, Antoinette Despointes
TINETTI Aquilino, Maria, Louis, Amelia, Andrew
TINETTI Edward James, Irene Marie
TINETTI Ferdinando, Veronica Madelina
TINETTI Pater, Orsola, Madeleine
UNKNOWN Father, Mother - died 1891
URL Anne Margaretta, John
VANZETTA Louisa, Ferdinand
VANZETTA Madeline Mary, Frank
WEBB M E - died 1948
WHIDBURN Harriet Ann
WHITE Sandra Theresa
WHITLOCK Lucy Jean
WHITLOCK William, Ada
WILLIAMSON (Eyre) Edith Dorothea, Reginald Dudley
WINTER John (Committed suicide 1892,possibly after an earlier attempt. See Franklinford 6.)
WOODWARD (Whidburn) Hilda Pearl
WRIGHT Betty Doreen
WRIGHT Herbert Jackson
YOUNG Duncan James
ROOTSWEB HALLINAN-L HALLINAN ALSO IN VICTORIA.
I stumbled on this website while trying to determine if Patrick Molloy had remarried.
From: "Melanie Hallinan" <[email protected]>
Subject: Hallinan also in Victoria
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 11:37:05
Hello Malcolm and Lyn,
It was really interesting to read you letter. I will keep my eyes open for
anything that may be of use to you.
My first Hallinan ancestor was THOMAS Hallinan. He and his wife CATHERINE
Keating came to Australia from Co. Clare. On the shipping papers it says
Thomas was from Ennistimon Co. Clare and a miner. Catherine was from Inagh,
Co. Clare. They also arrived with their 2 children John aged 4 and Bridget
an infant. I don't know much of what came happened to John and Bridget. They
all arrived in 1851 on the Sarah into Sydney and had another daughter named
Catherine, she died aged 3. They then had a son named Michael Hallinan who
is my gr. gr. grandfather.
Michael was born in Victoria in 1856, at the goldfields in Bendigo. Thomas
was a miner there. His wife Catherine died aged 35. The family had a hut at
Sailors Gully, Sandhurst (the old name for Bendigo). Rates records state
that they had a hut and stables. I don't know much about what this means on
the wealth side of things.
As an adult MICHAEL married Elizabeth Molloy b. 1865. in Yandoit, Vic (near
Daylesford).They married 21st August 1889. Thanks to a wonderful lady I met
via one of these email groups I now have a copy of their wedding
Michael and Elizabeth had a farm at Kerang and there they raised 9 children.
PATRICK my gr. grandfather was the 3rd born in 1893. Most of their children
stayed in the area I think.
THE FOLLOWING COMES FROM JOHN HUTCHINSON'S POST ON THE DYETT-RANCE FAMILIES. CHARLES NORTON DYETT WAS A KEY WITNESS IN THE BRUTAL MURDER CASE OF 1862.
4. Charles Norton DYETT (Charles Norton DYETT2, John DYETT1) was born 1 AUG 1832 in Holy Trinity Kingston upon Hull, was christened 13 AUG 1834 in Holy Trinity Kingston upon Hull, and died 27 AUG 1901 in 97 Buckhurst Street South Melbourne. He married Sarah HOCTOR 10 AUG 1857 in Mt Franklin Victoria, daughter of John HOCTOR and Mary MALLOY. She was born 1838 in Tipperary Ireland, and died 8 APR 1875 in Franklinford Victoria Australia. He married Margaret RANKIN 11 AUG 1883 in West Hotham, daughter of Duncan RANKIN. She was born 1856, and died 1914.
Children of Charles Norton DYETT and Sarah HOCTOR are:
+ 6 i. Charles Norton DYETT was born 20 MAY 1858 in Mt Raglan Victoria.
+ 7 ii. John William DYETT was born 11 JUL 1860, and died in Adelaide South Australia.
+ 8 iii. Benjamin Patrick DYETT was born 1863 in Yandoit Victoria, and died 1936 in Bendigo Victoria.
9 iv. Frederick Thomas DYETT was born 1865 in Daylesford Victoria, and died 1867 in Died of Accidental Burns.
+ 10 v. Frederick Thomas DYETT was born 1868 in Shepherds Victoria, and died 1921 in Broken Hill.
11 vi. Hannah Mary DYETT was born 1871 in Franklinford Victoria, and died 3 NOV 1934 in Falkner Cemetary Victoria. She married Alfred Edward TAYLOR 1898 in Franklinford Victoria.
12 vii. Martha Josephine DYETT was born 1873 in Shepherds Victoria. She married John Skinner MELROSE 1899 in Franklinford Victoria.
It is possible that the C.N.Dyett's first wife was related to the pioneers near Broadmeadows and his second wife was related to John Rankin who lived at the corner of Macaulay and Rankins Rds at Kensington.
YANDOIT STATE SCHOOL.
It seems to me that the histories of Franklinford and Yandoit cannot be considered in isolation so in closing I'll include a bit about Yandoit State School which probably gave John and Cameron Morrison a clearance just to keep Franklinford's Boys' College going for a few more years.
Star, Ballarat, 3-12-1861 page 1s. Subscription lists had been issued to raise 50 pounds to build a National School schoolhouse. This building was ready for replacement 27 years later (A. 26-10-1888 page 7.)
Wodonga and Towong Sentinel, 1-2-1889 page 3. CORRYONG. G.E.S.Robinson was leaving on promotion to Yandoit.
A. 20-5-1899 page 5. G.E.Seaborne Robinson's son was stillborn.
A. 22-1-1914 page 10. Mr Francis was leaving Yandoit for Wail. (What a crying shame!)
A. 7-3-1933. Kenneth Charles Stevens had died on the 5th at the Ballara Private Hospital at Castlemaine, aged 4. His parents were Vernon and Emmie Stevens of Yandoit S.S. Vernon's parents James and Elizabeth lived in Guildford and Emmie's parents were Frances Cave of Werona and the late Charles Cave.Vernon and Emmie's other children were Verna and Lindsay.
A. 18-9-1936 page 6. Yandoit S.S. won many awards for fodder crops.
ORIGINS OF STREET NAMES.
MILL ST possibly got its name because of Pozzi's, or an earlier miller's, flour mill.
MORRISON, FLEMING, STRAWHORN, SARTORI and probably CLARKE are streets named after pioneers.
WHYBROW and LIGAR Streets are both named after the Surveyor General, Charles Whybrow Ligar.
STUART could come from the Strawhorn property Mt Stuart or be a mistaken spelling of James Stewart's name.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS! Well, not quite. I thought I'd add a few more snippets because this cat doesn't believe that old saying. All articles and notices following are from the Argus.
The accident-prone Phillips family lived on Kangar Farm which would have been all or part of Richard Molloy's Kangar Park. Lucy, Robert Phillips' eldest daughter, was 20 when she sustained the burns from which she died, about six weeks later, in the Castlemaine Hospital. (21-7-1914 page 12.)
There is a photo of Gavan, 2, and Kelvin, 4. sons of Mr and Mrs Will Doolan of "Waverly", Franklinford, on page 6s of the Argus of 7-5-1947.Will was a good singer and received an honorable mention in the Bendigo competition in 1938.
Charles Menzies' widow, Ellen applied for probate of his will (A. 3-3-1877 page 8.)
A fire broke out in the Scheggia Bros. paddock near the Franklinford Cemetery. (A. 26-1-1933 page 11.)
Prudent Scheggia was killed when he was thrown from his horse, leaving a widow and eight daughters. (A. 22-9-1936 page 14.)
Martin Minogue, a farmer and storekeeper of Franklinford, was insolvent. (A. 23-8-1870 page 5.)
Gregory J. and Reginald A. Thomas of Franklinford had displeased the tax man.(A. 2-5-1921 page 9.)
Major T.Templeton, 4th Battalion, Victorian Mounted Rifles, was thrown from his horse when it stumbled near Guildford as he rode from Franklinford to attend a parade in Castlemaine. He was the teacher at Franklinford and President of the Fifth Class Teachers' Castlemaine Branch. 30-7 and 18-11-1889.
No doubt Franklinford residents took more care where they were walking after this snippet appeared in the paper! Robert Morris, a threshing machine operative, fell down a mine shaft when fighting a fire in a paddock of thistles. (24-1-1905.) Hopefully the thistles were not the legacy of William Campbell!
Mrs Marsh of Franklinford had provided the only fresh information about the Yandoit outrage. 7-10-1886 page 6. William Marsh died intestate on 2-10-1891. 19-2-1892 page 3.
Ann Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Ambrose Draper, and Frederick Langton Simmons of Dunolly were married at the Draper residence at Franklinford by a Wesleyan minister. 6-4-1866 page 4. I wonder if Simmons was a member of the family after which Simmons Reef at Blackwood was named.
William Strawhorn, born in Coburg, who came to Franklinford in about 1998. had died. He had been a member of the Daylesford Agricultural Society and Presbyterian Church. 30-3-1938 page 6.
An apology was tendered to Mr Fleming , ex sergeant of police, who had been blamed for a fatal incident in Daylesford when it was a policeman in that town with the same surname. Mr Fleming had been for a considerable time settled at Franklinford as a farmer. 3-10-1862 page 7. Mr Fleming was President of Mt Franklin Shire in the boom year of 1888, when a spider's web of railways was developing. He took the chair at the meeting where it was moved by JAMES MORRISON and seconded by CR. RICHETTO* that a line be built from Daylesford to pass through Yandoit and join the Castlemaine-Maryborough line at Strangways. Some wanted the line to go farther west through Dry Diggings but the motion was passed. 4-5-1988 page 11.
* I SPENT HOURS TRYING TO FIND ANY OTHER MENTION OF THIS PERSON, TO NO AVAIL. A DR ROSETTA WAS ELECTED TO COUNCIL SO IT WAS PROBABLY CR ROSETTA.
John Winter, a Franklinford farmer, hanged himself. 26-4-1892 page 6. There is a complete lack of mentions of the Franklinford Winter family on trove apart from the following, on page 2 of the Kyabram Union of 1892. James Winter of Franklinford, , an old resident, had made three attempts at suicide,by hanging, cutting his throat and choking himself. This may have been John, given that Franklinford was described as being near Dalesford. Otherwise the family's favourite sport seems to have been self-destruction. The only references to Winter (apart from millions of entries concerning the coldest season)concerned a Castlemaine butcher and a teacher at Sandon. By 1857, Williams and Winter were butchers at Castlemaine, a horse belonging to them having been stolen from the paddock known as Winters Flat. Considering that Castlemaine has such a great history, its wiki is pathetic regarding history, not even mentioning the origins of Winters Flat and Wesley Hill. George Winter, headteacher at Sandon, who was burnt by an exploding stove (Argus, 5-2-1937 page 4), may have also been related to Winter of Franklinford.
Franklinford resident, Edgar Doolan, aged about 40 and a married man with children, was killed at Yandoit. A blacksmith he was helping three men to remove a hopper they had purchased from the Steele's Pioneer Reef Mine when the fatal accident occurred. 22-6-1912 page 25. (Because of his given name, I wonder if the Doolans and Morrisons were related by marriage.) Francis Doolan had become engaged. 7-10-1939 page 8.
Charles Judkins, who had been at the aboriginal station for many years, had died just like his boss after a long and painful illness borne with Christian fortitude . It would be a fair bet that this wording came from Joseph Parker! 16-9-1864 page 4.
Mr and Mrs Quine were farewelled at the Mt Prospect hall. They were moving to Franklinford where they had leased Mr Frank Dougall's Mt Franklin Estate. 26-2-1914 page 11. (Mt Prospect must have been reasonably close to Franklinford because Father Slattery who built the R.C. church at the latter in 1863, while he was at Daylesford, started building a church at Mt Prospect before leaving for Geelong in 1870. (I had to check. It is about halfway between Daylesford and Creswick near the Midlands Highway.)
Mr Hugget, still a resident of German's Gully, south of Yandoit, made a significant discovery there in about 1858. 26-10-1888 page 11. This article also described the difficulty Mr T.Price, an old Franklinford resident, had in raising funds for his mining venture. His name was Tom, as I found later, and my heart skipped a beat as I thought of Mt Tom Price. Unfortunately this mine was named after the Vice President of an American steel company, not our Franklinford pioneer.
Miss Alice Mary Sartori was entertained at Franklinford on the eve of her wedding to Mr A.MacLaren. 7-4-1938 page 12.
William Strawhorn, farmer of Franklinford left real estate valued at 4045 pounds and personal property worth 873 pounds. 3-5-1938 page 2.
DANGEROUS JIM CROW CREEK. You may have scoffed at the reference, in the chronology, to the coach being unable to cross this creek and the passengers having to spend the night at Yandoit. Two men were crossing the creek in a buggy when the horse lost its footing. One of the men made it to the bank but the other, and the buggy, were swept rapidly downstream. Some miners came to the rescue. 17-12-1860 page 6.
T.Manning of Franklinford won a prize for his 3 year old draught horse at the Daylesford Show. 21-11-1908 page 18.
Grasshoppers were threatening potato crops. 10-1-1935 page 5.
Mary and Tom Powell of Franklinford S.S. won every event in their sections at the Daylesford and District Sports. 9-1-1937 page 13.
Mr Parry of Parry-Roberts the well-known prize butter makers of Franklinford has been appointed manager of the Daylesford Butter Factory. Tenders have been let for the building of the factory and creameries at Glenlyon and Franklinford. 17-8-1892 page 6. (A lengthy letter from W.Roberts of Franklinford, possibly Miss W.Roberts, entitled HOW TO MAKE GOOD BUTTER appeared on page 4 of The Capricornian of 24-10-1896. Miss W. Roberts of Franklinford had won the champion prize at the Melbourne Agricultural Show for fresh butter in 1886. South Australian Advertiser 26-8-1886 page 5.)
NEWSPAPERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY COPIED STORIES FROM OTHER NEWSPAPERS, SO NEWS ABOUT FRANKLINFORD CAN OFTEN BE FOUND IN INTERSTATE PAPERS.
EMPIRE (SYD.)16-9-1874 page 3.Willy, 11, son of James K.Gilmore,was killed on the road between the lime kilns and Franklinford. Gilmore who lived near the lime kilns was returning home with a cart load of potatoes that he had obtained in Yandoit. After having to unload them when he became bogged and get a second, frisky, horse to extract the cart, he started to reload his cargo but the frisky horse caused the cart to overturn crushing the boy's skull. Willy was taken to Castlemaine in Mr Menzies' buggy but died minutes after admission. (The lime kilns were obviously not near the one on the west side of Limestone Creek mentioned previously in regard to the naming of Patrick Molloy's "Limestone" at Yandoit if the accident happened on the road to Franklinford.)
CORNWALL CHRONICLE (Launceston, started by J.P.Fawkner.)5-7-1869 page 3. Richard Horseman did not die for a while after his suicide attempt and made the following statement. I, Richard Horseman, state that I have contemplated self-destruction for some time past and that I was tired of my life. I had the gun loaded for three weeks previous, and on this morning I sent my wife on a message to Patrick Mahony, in order to get an opportunity to shoot myself in her absence. I placed a strap on the trigger and fastened it to a piece of wood in the partition. I caught hold of the barrel, placed its muzzle against my breast and discharged it, thereby causing the wounds from which I now suffer.
THE AUSTRALIAN NEWS FOR HOME READERS.25-6-1864 page 16. The prospectus for the formation of a tramway from Taradale via Fryer's, Kangaroo, Franklinford etc to Creswick, with a branch line from Franklinford to Daylesford is being prepared.
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. 2-12-1869 page 3. Mr Joseph Parker of Franklinford is the fortunate competitor for the Town Clerkship of the Borough of Guildford. He is contracted to perform the duties of clerk, assessor, collector of dog tax and rates, inspector of thistles and nuisances, revenue officer and surveyor for 70 pounds per annum.
SOUTH BOURKE AND MORNINGTON JOURNAL. 27-5-1885 page 2. Mrs Dempsey of Franklinford won a prize in the art union (big raffle) to raise funds for a presbytery at the Roman Catholic Church at Dandenong. (Every parish was probably given tickets to sell.Father Patrick Joseph Slattery had built the Roman Catholic Church at Franklinford in 1863 according to his biography.)
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER 6-9-1897 page 3. Tom Price, an old Franklinford resident, did manage to start a company circa 1860, and its head office was going to stay at Franklinford no matter what the far-flung shareholders thought. I will not even try to summarise the comical events that occurred during this meeting, which resulted in a take-over by the Maldon push. You've got to read the article!
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER. 26-1-1894 page 7. The Franklinford mines must have attracted very capable managers. Mr W.G.Williams, who had been manager of the Golgonda Quartz mine (in German Gully, resulting from the discovery of Mr Hugget, who had found the Golgonda line in about 1858 and still lived in the gully 30 years later) and other mines, had been appointed manager of the New Charlotte mine in Coolgardie, W.A.
STAR (BALLARAT)27-5-1862 page 1s. YANDOIT. Mr Pozzi, owner of a billiards room, had been fined 50 pounds for selling sly grog, No initial was supplied so we don't know whether it was the miller of Franklinford or one of his two brothers who became wine sellers at Daylesford.
Any new information found about Franklinford will be placed into this journal. It will mainly be concerned with locations and family connections.
A member of the Gervasoni family is running a website concerning the industrial heritage of the Ballarat region, which includes Franklinford.
Some genealogical websites have been mentioned previously. Any others that I discover will be listed in the brackets.
(MINOGUE, SARTORI, )
FAMILY CONNECTIONS will be listed in these brackets. Connections in the second set of brackets come only from the headstones list.
(PRICE-MINOGUE,ROBERTS-SWANSON, ROBERTSON-STRAWHORN, ROBERTS-WRIGHT(2), WRIGHT-DELMENBICO (Guildford),DOULE-DOOLAN, )
( HEADSTONES CORBEN-BARKER, CORBEN-GROVE, DOWNES-WHITLOCK, EBERY-SARTOTI, ELPHICK-PARKER, HARDING-NICHOLLS, HEFFORD-HARRIS, HENDERSON-SHRIVES, HIGGS-McKINNON, LECKIE-ROBERTSON, MARTIN-SCHAEFFER, McKINNON-WATERTON, McKINNON-GILLIES, PARRY-ROWLANDS, PHILLIPS, ROBERTS?, PHILIP-OSBORNE, PULLEN-SARTORI, SARTORI-JOHNSON, WOODWARD-WHIDBURN)
Thomas Price lived in Whybrow St; his house was called Auburn and was used as his mining company headquarters. Thomas married Julia E.Minogue and died at Auburn on 6-1-1904.Their only child was May. (Argus 16-1-1904 page 9 and other articles found on trove by googling Thomas Price.)
A goldfields heritage project in the area around Daylesford lists as site 45 the Minotti flour mill near the Jim Crow Creek on the Hepburn road. Guiseppi Pozzi was a partner in the mill.
ARGUS. 13-12-1918 PAGE 1. David Swanson's death notice shows that his sister was Mrs H.Roberts of Franklinford. They and other siblings named had probably grown up in Campbelltown (due west of Yandoit and just under 20 km from Franklinford) which was the residence of several, and their late parents, Mr and Mrs William Swanson.
ARGUS 8-4-1940 page 6. On 9-3-1940, Isobel Watson, youngest daughter of the late Mr and W.J.Strawhorn married James Wilkie, elder son of Mrs and the late J.W.Robertson of "The Mount" , Mt Franklin, at the Presbyterian church at Castlemaine. (The Strawhorns of "Mt Stuart" had bought Frank Dougall's homestead block at the same time as the Robertsons from Shepherd's Flat had bought an adjoining block of over 300 acres.This was yet another case, so common in farming communities, where neighbours married.)
ARGUS 20-5-1930 page 1. Hannah Vernon Roberts, who died in Geelong on 19-5-1930 was the wife of Llewellyn Roberts, formerly of Franklinford, , mother of Jessie and the fourth daughter of Reuben and Jessie Wright of Guildford.(See her brother, George Harvey Wright's death notice of 1936.)
ARGUS 15-9-1934 page 15. John Osborne of Sebastopol, obviously living with his daughter, and formerly of Franklinford, was the husband of the late Ruth Ann and father of Mrs William Dunn and Mrs P.M.Philips.
ARGUS 1-11-1865 page 7. THE GAZETTE.Samuel Woolmer Parker had been appointed to the school committee at Franklinford. As in many cases above, the second given name seems to be a pedigree clue.
ARGUS 4-12-1943 page 10. Peter Cope of Tallimba,N.S.W. dear little friend of the Doolans, had died in an accident at Franklinford.
ARGUS 5-3-1921 PAGE13. MISSING FRIENDS, MESSAGES. William Powell, Pentwyn Estate , Franklinford, had some good news for John Jones of England.
ARGUS24-3-1951 PAGE 23. There was to be a clearing sale on account of W.H.Phillip at Franklinford on 28 March.
ARGUS 31-3-1936 PAGE 1. The notice of George Harvey Wright's death at Cowra, N.S.W. shows that the other offspring of Reuben and Jessie Wright of Guildford were Annie, Margie?, Will, Lily (Mrs David Roberts), Dege? (deceased), Hannah Vernon (Mrs Llewellyn Roberts-deceased), Janie (Mrs Jack Powell) and Bena? (Mrs Charles Delmenico.) (Some names were hard to be sure of. I presume Charles Delmenico lived in Guildford. I believe the Delmenicos were running the Guildford pub in the mid 1960's. Kevin Delmenico, a Castlemaine star, moved to the big smoke to play with Footscray the year before Robbie Thompson went to the Bombers.
Just two asides, totally unrelated to Franklinford, but you might be interested.
Basketball is well established in Castlemaine but I bet nobody is aware of the contribution made by Geoff Bryce. He worked for the S.E.C. and was a dynamo who established basketball as a sport in Castlemaine. At that time there were probably a handful who had played the game, including Geoff, Jim Berry (a policeman who was tragically killed in a road accident) and myself. The first season, probably in 1966, was played on outside courts at St Mary's and wet weather found out who had exceptional ball-control. The next season we moved to the drill hall but the coat hooks on the wall had to be removed after my mid air flick to Robbie Ross resulted in me following through into the wall, inches from the hook. Those game enough to try refereeing had a steep learning curve.
Robbie Ross and David Broad were two of Castlemaine's young football champs while Derek Cowan was coaching the Maine. Robbie was a sensational, athletic full back but could not cope with Kyneton's Tarz Plowman; Tarz was so wide (in every direction) that even though Robbie flew about a metre higher, he could not reach the ball to spoil.
I coached High School in basketball and after a game one night David Broad invited me to a meeting of the Develop Castlemaine committee. I couldn't believe a youngster being so involved in community affairs. It did not surprise me to learn later that he became a Shire Secretary.
THE MERCURY (TAS.) 30-4-1910 page 8. Mrs Seamons of Franklinford won 2/6 by collecting Robur Tea coupons.
DOUGALL AND THE MOUNT FRANKLIN ESTATE.
It is likely then when Edward Stone Parker decided that Franklinford was the place for his aboriginal station, he was given a lease of a run, just as William Thomas was given the Tuerong Run on the Mornington Peninsula. It is likely that when the protectorate was abolished in 1848, or when the remaining aborigines were shuffled off to the Healesville Sanctuary site in 1864, the land was sold off by the Government. Edward Stone Parker would have been entitled to a pre-emptive right (640 acres or thereabouts per parish circa 1848 but probably less in 1864 because of land acts.) It seems that the alienation of the area near Franklinford occurred soon after 1848. G.Browne had established a property called Kildare and offered it for sale on page 1 of the Argus of 4-9-1862, because he was leaving the colony.
In 1913, 607 acres of the estate was offered for sale by W.F.Dougall, and the remaining 576 acres was to be offered for lease later on. This means that the Mt Franklin Estate then consisted of 1183 acres.(Argus 19-7-1913 page 2.) In 1923, it was incorrectly stated in one advertisement that the Dougalls had been on the Mt Franklin Estate for 60 years (Argus 19-11-1923 page 16, where acreages also appear to be wrong.) The Parkers were still on the estate in 1865. The advertisement on page 3 of the Argus of 16-6-1923 seems to be more precise regarding their tenure (50 years) and the acreages of the various lots.
FRANKLINFORD, VIC., AUST. EDWARD STONE PARKER, PIONEERS , STATE SCHOOL 257 & YANDOIT. (Molloy/ Horseman.)
LUCKY DROMANA KIDS IN THE 1890'S.
In my research for burials at Dromana cemetery, I am often tempted to open results that do not mention the cemetery. I'm glad I opened this one because Fred Mellor was a household name throughout Victoria and reports of his shows were so glowing that I had to don my sunnies. The Dromana kids in the 1890's would have learned more than the 3 R's taught to the tune of a hickory stick.
MELLOR.— On the 20th inst., at Women's Hospital (from shock following an operation), Lizzie, the dearly loved wife of Fred. Mellor, school teacher,Dromana, only daughter of John Forster, Bendigo,
and niece of Mrs. Gaff and G. Crawford, South Melbourne.
(P.1, Argus, 27-6-1895.)
This is why I needed my sunnies!
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
MR FRED MELLOR'S .DEPARTURE.
Lovers of music and drama will
learn with.regret that Mr Fed Mellor
is about to leave the district after a res
idence of 8 1/2 years. He has been ap
pointed by the Education Department
to the Mitcham S. School, where no
doubt his versatile talents will speedily
bring him before the public and ngra
tiate him with the musical and dramatic
members of that community. Those of
us who knew him intimately fully ap.
preciate his exacting and painstaking
manner of conducting a performance
and to this sterling quality may be as.
cribed the splendid reception all his per
formances undoubtedly received. Mr
Mellor's leading principle is to set a
high standard demanding excellent ren
dition. It is pleasing on the eve of his
departure to review his work in this dis
trict and note how thoroughly he iden
tified himself with worthy local objects
such as improvements to Recreation
Grounds, Mechanics' Institutes, Athletic
etc. He first came here in 1891 and
as director of both the Mornington and
Dromana Comedy Coy. staged such
comedies and drama as "Not such a
fool as he looks", "Blow for Blow'"
"Our Boys", "Our Regiment" at Mor
nington, Frankston, Dromana, Rye, Sor
rento and Flinders, to which must be
added numbers of one act comedies and
Mr Mellor makes a specialty of children's
concerts, and has staged some really de-.
Owing to his departure the performance
of Pinafore, which he intended staging
this year, must be abandoned, which is a
matter for sincere regret, when we remem
ber the success of Trial by Jury. The or
chestra, under Mr Mellor's baton, has de
lighted many audiences with its splendid
rendering of high class overtures, and the
manner in which it has supplied the inci
dental music and accompaniments has cal-
led forth high encomiums of praise from
competent judges. It is hoped that Mr
Mellor's removal will prove as advanta
geous to him as expected, and that his
surroundings will be congenial to his
many talents. (P.3, Mornington Standard, 29-3-1900.)
There's plenty more on trove, about Box Hill etc, concerning this wonderful man. How his pupils would have loved him! I wonder if Hector Crawford inherited Mellor genes.
Frederick Hobley was a prominent member of the Victorian Police Force. The Chief Commissioner,who had come from Scotland Yard where forensic science was well developed,reorganised the Criminal Investigation Branch in 1938.Detective training courses, run by Frederick Hobley, were organised at the headquarters in Russell St, Melbourne. Frederick was an expert in photography and ballistics. He spent much of his time in investigating baffling cases and giving expert testimony in courts.(Trove.)
Frederick's father was William Henry Hobley, who was born at Schnapper Point(Mornington)on the Mornington Peninsula,Victoria,Australia in 1857. William married Elizabeth James at Main Creek (possibly Red Hill) on the Peninsula on 11-6-1884.By 1885 William and Elizabeth were settled at Rosebud on land for which William received the grant in 1890. The International Genealogical Index-Southwest Pacific shows that their first child, William Henry Hobley, was born there on 31-8-1885. Then followed George (2-2-1887),Ethel May (2-5-1889), Joseph (1-5-1894), Charles (9-8-1896), Frederick (4-10-1898), Elizabeth Violet (26-1-1901),Harold (20-6-1904)and Samuel (17-5-1906), all born at Rosebud. Their next child, Ernest, was born at Leongatha in Gippsland on 24-8-1908.A BIT MORE PEACEFUL THERE PERHAPS!
Dromana's beach was less shallow than Rosebud's and as a result the bay steamers could berth there and would carry a few passengers as well as cargo throughout the year, but in summer there would be a flood of tourists who filled the many guest houses in Dromana. Robert Henry Adams had a guest house at Adams Corner(Wattle Place on the car wash site) named after the Governor, Lord Hopetoun,who often stayed there on his way to the fort at Point Nepean. Other traps that transported tourists to Rosebud etc were driven by "Back Road Bob" Cairns and his sons, and William Hobley.
William had been transporting passengers since at least 1895 when he gained licences for three passenger and nine passenger stage coaches in the Dromana Court.In 1902 he won the contract to transport the mail between Rosebud and Mornington and his advertisements regarding parcels, passenger fares and departure times continued until 1904.
In that year William was unjustly accused of causing the flooding of the Hobson's Flat Road (otherwise known as the Back Road or Cape Schanck Rd, and now called Bayview Rd.) The area affected was west of the present Armstrong Rd where the properties of Back Road Bob (between Hobley's land and the present freeway) and Robert Henry Adams (across the Hobson's Flat road between The Avenue and Adams Ave) adjoined. Ex Councillor Robert Anderson said that the problem was caused by Hobley. This claim was denied by William and refuted by the Shire Engineer, William naming Cairns as the culprit and Moors hinting the same thing fairly strongly. (See Hobson Bay Drainage on trove, 1904.)
The Cairns/ Adams animosity came to a head in 1905 when Adams was charged with assaulting Cairns and his son, Godfrey.From the body of the court, Wiiliam Hobley offered evidence and stated that Adams had signs forbidding tresspass on his land but changed his mind when cross examined.(Trove.)
Frederick Hobley, a famous ex student of Rosebud State School, died on 5-6-1996.