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Due to the death of my computer and the reconstruction of this left-hander's left shoulder, my return to action depends on my right index finger and the availability of my wife's laptop. I'd like to thank my FTC well-wishers and inform them that both operations went well.
I feel guilty that so many of my journals have been started and not completed. My first task is to complete the BETHELLS OF BROADMEADOWS AND BULLA journal.
Alistair Rosie makes repeated references to John Pascoe Fawkner being an early squatter in the Pascoe Vale area. His "run" was supposed to have been named Belle Vue Park. He certainly owned Belle Vue Park, having purchased it in 1839 but after a total of twenty hours trying to confirm or dispel this claim, including two hours this morning, I am no closer to a solution. There is no mention of depasturing licences in Port Phillip District in 1838 on trove and the only other connection I have found between Fawkner and squatting (except for his strident opposition to squatters)will be detailed later.
This morning's search was in vain but, as usual, turned up some interesting information. A website about St Kilda explained the origins of two names associated with the former shire of Broadmeadows. The aboriginal name for the St Kilda area was Yuroe Yuroke which described grinding stones found at the base of the red sandstone cliffs. Walert-gurn was the term for possum skin rugs. These were Boon-wurrung words, this clan occupying Melbourne's coastal area to Werribee as well as the Mornington Peninsula etc. I believe that Wollert (as well as Yuroke) was a parish name. Another website described how squatters erected bells on large poles and would ring them if their stations were attacked by aborigines. The bell would alert neighbours (living 10 or more miles away) to danger and also summon help. This would probably explain the name of Bell Post Hill in Geelong.
One criticism of J.P.Fawkner was that he was a hypocrite. Although his land purchases at Pascoeville and central Coburg (Jika Jika), Box Forest (Will Will Rook), sections 7, 10 and 13 (Tullamarine) and 22C (Doutta Galla) and perhaps others, were intended to provide his beloved yoeman farmers with the opportunity to obtain freeholds, he had actually been a squatter himself before the crash of 1843. Richard Broome's "Between Two Creeks", a history of Coburg, provides the information that Fawkner's Run was called Moonjettee (or something similar; I am relying on a 20 year old recall)from which the name of Monegeetta is derived.
To my knowledge, no depasturing licences were issued for the Port Phillip District before Fawkner bought Belle Vue Park but Fawkner may have squatted there illegally. I would much appreciate it if anyone can provide evidence of squatting licences being issued before 1939 or Fawkner actually occupying land at Pascoe Vale before he bought it. Just an afterthought, Governor Bourke visited John Aitken at Mt Aitken, west of Sunbury, so perhaps licences had been issued before 1839. However as he had instructed Robert Hoddle to survey from Batman's Hill (Spencer St Station site)along the moonee moonee chain of ponds very early, to enable sale of land in Jika Jika and Doutta Galla, it is unlikely that the Governor would have approved of squatting in those parishes.
On Saturday, 24-3-2012, I attended an open day at Harricks Cottage at Keilor. The invitation to attend had come after I had sent a request to the society for information about Bridget Madden of the Inverness Hotel who had been mentioned in Angela Evans' "Keilor Pioneers: Dead Men do tell Tales."
Harricks Cottage is a tribute to the leadership of Susan Jennison O.A.M., who has been President of Keilor Historical Society since 1990. This body was formed/reformed in 1989 and yours truly was elected as the foundation President. I was a researcher, not a meeting person, probably as a result of my brief tenure as a Keilor Councillor in 1974-5 which ended as a result of five other councillors and myself requesting Alan Hunt, Minister for Local Government, to sack the council. The Society meetings were an interruption to my research time and I must confess that I was a shocking leader. It was fortunate for the society that Susan Jennison took over.
Harrick's Cottage now sits amid a sea of huge industial estate buildings but as Susan managed to secure a large area of land, some sense of earlier tranquility remains. It is one of the few examples of ordinary early homesteads remaining anywhere near Melbourne. Unfortunately it is too small to be used as a museum but school groups often inspect the cottage as part of history excursions which include the history boards.
Harrick's Cottage is just one of the many projects achieved under Susan's leadership. The many history boards in the area recall much of its heritage, a lot of which had disappeared over the years. Susan managed to gain financial support from sponsors and Government bodies to preserve and recall the area's heritage. Much valuable research has been done by Joan Carstairs (St Albans Historical Society) and the Keilor Historical Society's first newsletter editor, Chris Lascowski.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dorothy Minkoff at the Open Day. She and Susan had curated the Law Enforcement During The Goldrush exhibition, the subject of the Open Day. It was the first time I had spoken to her since she had lent me a copy of her history of Ave Maria College in West Essendon. Apparently I had supplied her with some of my history, to which she said that she had often referred.
The reason that I undertook the trip up from Rosebud was twofold. I wanted to see the cottage which was a derelict wreck circa 1990 when I drove up Harricks Rd and came across Bernie McSweeney who told me about David Thompson and early aviators practising touch downs in the paddocks nearby. I also took a USB stick containing all my files (probably 4000 pages)relevant to the Keilor area. Christine Love, the Secretary (who lives at Melton and has no past association with Keilor but has a love of local history!) returned the favour with a couple of publications and a CD of Keilor Historical Society newsletters.
This CD is available from the society. I intend to write a series of journals containing and expanding on information in some of the newsletters. Each of the journals will have a surname list. This journal will consist of the subjects mentioned in each newsletter on the CD.
KEILOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS.
JUNE 1990. Caroline Chisholm, 1868 Postal Directory, history panel project, site fixed for Keilor Village.
JULY 1990. The Keane murder, Keilor Cemetery original trustees and first burial, the Pastor's Prayer (possibly concerning the Harricks.)
AUGUST 1990. Concert in 1888, Mrs Jane Goudie's Keilor Hotel, the Keane murder, 19th century hygiene.
SEPTEMBER 1990. Fire (Rootsey, Toohey), coaches 1855,Keane murder, Victorian Gazeteer 1865 (description of Keilor), the Racecourse Hotel.
OCTOBER 1990. The Keane murder, shooting accident (Moak), Keilor notes Feb.1889, Caroline Chisholm shelter sheds.
NOVEMBER 1990.Plans to build replica of Chisholm shelter shed on original site, nine members of Yates family attend dance and they will help to clarify history of the Racecourse Hotel, history panels cost $2400 each and eight have been sponsored so far, Keane murder, (Victorian) Centenary tree planting by Keilor Shire 1934, sale of North Pole Inn (( west cnr Milleara Rd!)1859, rations 1855, Mrs Corcoran's store 1889, Keilor Police Station 1853-1873.
FEBRUARY 1991. Description of Keilor in 1888 (Irrigation etc; his "friend" was David Yates.) Cahill was on Gumm's Corner (later Borrells') and Goudie on Keilor Binn Farm, later renamed Brimbank by his daughter, Mrs Dodd.
MARCH 1991. Essendon Gazette advertisements 1891 (Anglers' Hotel, Maribyrnong; McGrath's racecourse Hotel and royal mail, Dodd's dairy in St James St, Moonee Ponds; E.Hassed storekeeper and butcher), opening of the Arundel bridge, 1863 Road Board minutes, the Mansfield drowning. Two points of interest are that the Dodds had renamed Oakley Park as The Oaks and that the Mansfields would have been crossing the Arundel bridge rather than Bertrams Ford if the partly built bridge had not been swept away by the huge 1906 flood, ruining the original contractor.
APRIL/MAY 1991. St Augustine's, Keilor. The original trustee was Owen Connor, not O'Connor.He received the grants to most of the suburban allotments that made up Keilor Binn Farm (the part of Brimbank Park north of the e-w transmission line.)Owen Connor and Patrick Phelan were spirit merchants who lost heavily in land speculation. Patrick was tossed off Spring Park but had shrewdly put another block into a trust for his daughter who married William Connor if my memory is correct. Owen lost Keilor Binn Farm to Hugh Glass (from whom Goudie probably bought it) and returned to Ireland but William and Sarah Connor resided at Franklyn Farm until they died. The farm's name was strange given that it derived from Henry Eldridge's Sir John Franklin Hotel which stood at the east corner of Collinson St (Survey map and titles information.) One of the most entertaining pieces of history that I have ever read is a letter from Owen Connor (in Ireland) that is reproduced in Angela Evans' KEILOR PIONEERS:DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES. The spelling of the words is exactly as he would have pronounced them, I tink!
JUNE 1991. Oliver-Seuling wedding with a list of guests and their presents.It is possible that the bridesgroom was from the east riding of the shire of Melton (west of Sydenham)where Oliver and Bubeck families lived. Vera Bubeck was a bridesmaid and cousin of the bride. There was quite a German vigneron presence near Vineyard Rd west of Sunbury in early days. The Seulings were also related through marriage to the Dodds.
JULY 1991. Keilor Road (Sydenham) history and 1868 residents, the robbery at Crawford Harvie's Union Hotel there.
AUGUST 1991. A short history of Keilor found in the ashes of Elsie Ross's home. The history is quite accurate but some corrections or clarifications are needed. Sheep farming was certainly the specialty on Taylor's Overnewton but the McNabs were breeders of prize Ayrshire cattle and dairy farmers. They may have engaged in sheep farming on their closer settlement block between the Calder Highway and the river where Oakbank Rd is located.The original Church of England and school fronted the south side of Mt Alexander Rd between Bonfield St and the river.
The school was later relocated further up Bonfield St and then onto David Yate's racecourse. A new church was built in Church St (present heritage site) circa 1877.
As shown in the first issue of the newsletter Keilor was proclaimed a township in 1850, this being the reason for the Centenary Celebrations of 1950. There was no council before the formation of the Roads Board in 1863,recalled by another celebration and souvenir in 1963.(The third celebration and souvenir, in 1961, was in regard to the proclamation of the City of Keilor.)
The destruction of Elsie's home is in a later issue if my memory is correct.
SEPTEMBER 1991. Electricity comes to Keilor 1935, suggestion of night council meetings causes mirth in 1928, McNab, Grant, Cahill, Delahey, Milburn biographies from Victoria and Its Metropolis.
OCTOBER 1991. The Robertson family. The page of scribbled notes headed Spring Park came, without doubt, from Deidre Farfor, a descendant of James Robertson who provided much information to me about the often confused Robertson families that are the subject of one of my journals. James Collier, who is mentioned, bought the northern part of the Niddrie Quarry site on section 12 Doutta Galla (Main's Estate.) Although I did not intend to include much detail in this journal, I will paste details from EARLY LANDOWNERS: PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA here.
LOT 12? COLLIERS FARM.
James Collier bought the remaining 45* acres 2 roods 3 perches from the Bears on 14-2-1849 for 87 pounds cash. (*Called 55 acres in the Bear index but the memorial, which must have been written with poor quality ink, does say forty five.) Id be willing to bet my last dollar that this was lot 12. It was north of Coxs land and covered the rest of the quarry site (to a latitude indicated by the northern boundary of the Peter Kirchner Reserve east of the creek). Colliers index reveals that he also had land on 6C (bisected by Puckle St/Holmes Rd). Another memorial concerns 39 acres in Doutta Galla (perhaps the land on 6C). Other memorials are:
K 750. 14-10-1850. Equitable Mortgage of 45 acres 2 roods 3 perches commencing 67 chains from the s/w corner of section 12 and extending 1406 links to the northern boundary of section 12. Charles Payne paid 35 pounds to James Collier.
236 954. 27-8-1860. Equitable Mortgage of the same land to secure to Margaret Harriss the repayment of 160 pounds she had lent to James Collier. I have been unable to determine whether Collier was able to repay the money or forfeited the land. However, this mortgage has helped to locate a farm mentioned by Angela Evans in Keilor Pioneers: Dead Men Do Tell Tales. Lawrence Kelly seems to have settled in Keilor by 1861. (Keilors ratebook of 1868 shows that he was leasing 18C of 163 acres from J.P.Bear.) By 1875, according to the above book, he was also renting 48 acres at Spring Gully from Margaret Harris. This would seem to indicate that Collier did lose his block if Margaret Harris still had ownership 15 years later.
The acreage of Colliers Farm does seem to have been 45 83/160 acres. It is likely that Patrick Joseph Corcoran was leasing it in 1900-1 (part lot 0 section 12, 46 acres). Colliers Farm was described as 46 acres when the late Alexander Smiths land west of Spring Gully was advertised for sale on 13-3-1916.
N.B. The entry for Colliers Farm in Sam Merrifields House Names Index edited by Lenore Frost, is wrong. The farm described is actually Smiths Norwood. (See section 9.)
376 185. James Colliers will of 26-1-1866 left all his (unspecified) estate to his daughter Mary, subject to an annual payment to James Colliers wife Margaret. James died on 15-12-1868. These details were recorded much later on 13-8-1892 (376 185) and Mary was Mrs Amiss. The arrangements resulted from a marriage settlement between Mary and John Haines Amiss (soon to marry Mary) and the executors, James Jenning and John Cunningham, on 28-7-1879.
Practically every farm from Sharps Rd to the Maribyrnong River, south of Buckley St, had Spring in its name. The Fosters called their property between Sharps Rd and Spence St "Springs", Phelan had Spring Park and Springfield adjoined it on the west side of Steele's Creek (Spring Gully), James Wilson's (later James Anderson's) farm on the west side of Hoffmans Rd was Spring Bank and James Robertson Senior called his farm south of Buckley St "Spring Farm". James Robertson Junior built a house on the last property following his mother's death and called it Aberfeldie. His brother Francis built, named and died in the Marlodge homestead; Mar Lodge included all McCracken St house blocks.Coiler McCracken married James Robertson Junior's daughter.
NOVEMBER 1991.Extract from the 1856 electoral roll.Cavenagh should be Cavanagh. Colier should be Collier. Gerrite should be Geraghty. Harvie Crawford should be Crawford Harvie (of Sydenham). Heldrige should be Eldridge. Dr Charles Kent actually lived in Arabin St, Keilor Village (Nov., Dec. 1992 newsletter.) James Laverty's Harvest Home Hotel was actually in Moonee Ponds, roughly between Hinkins St and Mt Alexander Rd, but he had land in Mains estate west of Steele's Creek fronting the north side of Rosehill Rd. O'Connor should be Connor as explained earlier.
DECEMBER 1991. Description, by Mrs Clinton, of nature and children's pursuits in the Keilor area that another whose origin was in Keilor (Donald McDonald, Argus nature journalist)would have been proud to have written. An article about fishing at Horseshoe Bend. It is interesting that Mrs Joyce Clinton, who grew up in Braybrook, knew Solomon's Ford as Clancy's Ford. A map of Braybrook North Township shows that Clancy had all the land on the Canning St side of the ford at Melway 27 C8. Poor Clancy had most of his rock wall pulled down by the henchmen of Thomas Derham, President of Braybrook Shire, who according to Harry Peck in MEMOIRS OF A STOCKMAN made a fortune selling horses, that had grazed on other people's land, to the army in India.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY 1992. Keilor electoral roll for 1903. The electorate was obviously west of the Maribyrnong River as nobody in the parishes of Tullamarine and Doutta Galla is listed. Three people with the surname of Fitzpatrick may have been children of a closer settlement farmer in the Avondale Heights area, related by marriage to the Crotty family of Broomfield in Tullamarine. It includes Sydenham residents such as Edward Joseph Landers, a railway repairer, whose descendants became pioneers of the area (about which Merv Landers supplied me with much information circa 1990.)It is interesting how many people were employed at Rupert Clarke's Rockbank Estate and the Taylors' Overnewton Estate. The same situation existed at Sunbury where Rupert Clarke's Rupertswood Estate (so-named by his father, Sir William) provided employment to many residents.
MARCH, APRIL 1992. Christ Church construction 1877, Mayoral Reports mid 1960's and early 1970's detailing progress, (City of Keilor proclamation) Broadmeadows Observer Souvenir 1961 "Hoffmans Road-Niddrie's Sorrow.
Eddie Deutcher was the first settler on the west side of Hoffmans Rd.The Cordite (Swing) Bridge between Maribyrnong and Avondale Heights was said to have been built in about 1904 but it would have been about a decade later, to connect the Cordite factory with the army railhead at East Keilor, during World War 1.
Hoffmans Rd was the obvious connector between Keilor and Essendon, leading some to believe that the North Pole Inn was near Hoffmans Rd. The original north south road was however Milleara Rd, originally known as North Pole Road, which led to Solomons Ford as did Braybrook Road (Buckley St.) Hoffmans Rd was unmade and had the notorious Moushall Ave dogleg until negotiations took place in the Fullarton household between Dorothy Fullarton and her son Graeme, Mayors respectively of Essendon and Keilor.
Here are some of Eddie Deutcher's memories from EARLY LANDOWNERS:PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA.
HOFFMANS RD 1923-1969. Eddie Deutchers memories. The Fullarton Connection.
It is of interest that in 1923 Hoffmans Rd only went south to the northern end of Moushall Ave, which was originally called Hoffmans Rd until 9-11-1960 (Land Plan 10004). Keilor Council had first made moves to have Hoffmans Rd constructed in 1945 but it was not until November 1969 that the road was made. Essendon and Keilor had agreed in 1957 to construct the road forthwith but it was 10 years before work started. The hold up was a dispute about the proposed width, the two councils preferences differing by two feet. No doubt the Fullarton connection had something to do with the eventual resolution. John Andrew Peter Fullarton was an Essendon councillor from about 1958 for 13 years (followed by his wife, Dorothy, Essendons first female councillor, until 1986.) Their son Graeme was Mayor of Keilor in 1969-70. (DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND PAGE F.96-7.)
The land plan also shows that Garnet St was called Grieve St until 8-6-1962.
It seems that the 1923 subdivision of Springbank fizzled, probably because the tramway extension to Hoffmans Rd did not eventuate. (The Tramway Extension Estate with frontages to Hoffmans Rd and other, but defunct, streets, was advertised for sale on 12-4-1919 according to Bob Chalmers Annals of Essendon, but obviously shared the same fate.)
On 25-7-1930, when James Anderson mortgaged his land across Green Gully Rd from Braeside (13K Maribyrnong of 35 acres, from the midline of Buchan and Tarwin Courts to the bridge) he was described as a dairyman, formerly farmer, of Buckley Park. As explained before, the location of Springbank was known as Buckley Park in those days, the modern designation of Niddrie not having spread south from 17B, which Henry Stevenson had so-named after a suburb of his native Edinburgh in about 1870. The double storey brick Springbank mansion must have been decaying as it was demolished in the 1930s. James Anderson may have built a new farmhouse before moving to Braeside. Eddie Deutcher said that when he arrived, the farmhouse was a pink weatherboard occupied by Merle someone and then Mr Shell from 1954 or 1955.
EDDIE DEUTCHERS MEMORIES.
Ralph Dixon has been mentioned earlier. It is unclear which side of Hoffmans Rd he built on C.1923 but Eddie Deutcher recalls that he was later living opposite Mary St (present No. 49). The Broadmeadows Observer Souvenir edition of 1961 (Proclamation of the City of Keilor) states wrongly that Eddie Deutcher was the first resident on the Keilor side of Hoffmans Rd; Ralph beat him by quite a few years.
A Mr Spencer subdivided his land into four blocks of 44 x 138 feet (their depth later reduced to 130 feet when Hoffmans Rd was made.) Spencer, of Price St, died in 1980 and his widow later lived next door to Eddie Deutcher. The only other resident of Hoffmans Rd when Eddie moved in was Harry George at the corner of Mary St. Eddie says that the development of Hoffmans Rd mainly took place between 1951-2 and 1965. In 1949, Eddie bought his block (No. 63) for L135. The other blocks sold for L500 (C.1953), L750 (1956) and $15 000 (about 1969). Eddie moved onto his block from St Kilda in 1951 but had to live in a caravan for 2 years because of the post-war shortage of building materials.
Council- owned land in George St was an unofficial dumping ground and a haunt of youngsters who gathered there to smoke. The tip was the source of several fires that threatened the widely scattered houses.
There used to be a training track for trotters near Garnet St.
The Clippertons were another early family in the area. Russell Clipperton was a foundation pupil at the Doutta Galla Primary School. Part of what we now call Hoffmans Rd was occupied by Fred Clippertons car wrecking yard and people travelling south had to take the Hoffmans Rd Dogleg which is now called Moushall Ave.
The first shop in Hoffmans Rd was Fred Cooks general store on the Teague St corner, later Joe Wileys and a self serve bottle shop. Probably next was the green grocery started, and still operated many decades later, by Tony Sicerliano. Ray Orchards model aeroplane shop and Miss Gartlands pharmacy were features of the shopping centre for many years.
Power and water came to Eddie and his neighbours in 1953 and sewerage in 1965.
In 1954, Eddie became a Keilor councillor and judging by his grasp and recall of details as shown above, he would have been a good one.
More of Eddies memories are on Pages D. 95-8 of my Dictionary history of Tullamarine and Miles Around.
MAY, JUNE 1992. Contribution by Angela Evans. Books about the Keilor area. Minutes of the request for and foundation of the Keilor Road Board.
JULY, AUGUST 1992. Details of the ceremony for the opening of the (extant) iron "Flower Basket" bridge at Keilor.
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 1992. The discovery of the Keilor Cranium at Melway 14 K2 (approximately) and detail about the Kulin nation.
NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 1992.Extracts from the Keilor Centenary booklet of 1950 about many pioneers and original locations of buildings. Research into the Caroline Chisholm shelter shed.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY 1993. More extracts from the above booklet. A long article about Lady Franklin because of land that she and Sir John supposedly had on North Pole Road. None of the information was about the Keilor area. The vice regal couple may have had a little portion of J.P.Fawkner's 11B Doutta Galla but title searches have produced no evidence of it. This land, between Milleara and Rachelle Rds (south of Clarks Rd)was occupied by Currie, Dr Crooke's "Brompton Lodge", John Beale's "Shelton", John Duhey, part of Sandy Smith's "Norwood" etc. The portion of Keilor Park east of Collinson St, on which Henry Eldridge built the Sir John Franklin Hotel, was called Franklin Village in one source. However the titles information below, from EARLY LANDOWNERS:PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA make no mention of Sir John or Lady Franklin's involvement there either. One piece of land owned by the Franklins was section 23 Doutta Galla ("St Johns" granted to a corrupt official of that name, including Strathmore Heights and parts of Essendon Aerodrome and Strathmore North.
TITLE INFORMATION RE 18 A.
It seems that Grey conveyed his share of the grant to Wedge in N 420. Wedge conveyed 18 A to John Gemmell (38 417). On 31-12-1853, Gemmell sold the 132 acres 3 roods and 20 perches to Charles and Joseph Bradshaw for L2657/10/-. Charles and Joseph Bradshaw were involved with 9 of the 20 crown allotments between Brewster and Glass Sts in Essendon, and much of the land between Union and Ascot Vale Rds. It is likely that MacKenzie, who bought most of 18A from the Bradshaws, was the man involved in land dealings in the North, Middle and South St area at Ascot Vale.
The Bradshaws subdivided the grant, naming Erebus, Terror and Snow streets. I believe the first two were named after ships commanded by Nelson at Trafalgar. The Bradshaws may have also named Victory St after Nelsons flagship but the street is not mentioned in the memorial. However it is also possible that the name arose in the 1920s when streets in The Central Estate (Keilor Park) were to be named after streets in Melbourne. Permission to do this was refused because of possible confusion with streets 2 miles to the East (at Melway 28, D/1), so the names were adapted by the addition or deletion of TON in many cases. Victory St could be a corruption of Victoria St.
The Sir John Franklin hotel, shown on the east corner of Collinson St and Keilor Rd in the 1860 survey map, was actually on lot 1 of allotment A and Henry Elridges purchase of this land from Charles Bradshaw is recorded in 20 361. Eldridge bought his corner block for 278 pounds on 1-6-1854. It consisted of 1 acre 3 roods and 17 perches, having frontages of 132 ft to Keilor Rd and 606 ft on the western boundary (Collinson St). The boundary between his lot 1 and Highs lot 2 was 621 ft because the northern boundary (roughly indicated by Swan St) was not parallel with Keilor Rd. The Sir John Franklin Hotel is shown in this portion of the Crown Survey map. (Map cannot be pasted here!)
Two other early purchases from Charles Bradshaw were lot 2 (John High, 20 360) and J.MacKenzie (4 pieces, 24 734).
High made his purchase on the same day as Eldridge, paying 285 pounds for lot 2 of 1 acre 3 roods and 24 perches. His land only contained 7 more perches than Eldridges and he paid a pound for each one. (A perch is 25 x 25 links or roughly 5 x 5 metres.) He had the next 132 ft Keilor Rd frontage and his eastern boundary, 2/5 of the way to Erebus St, was 637 feet.
John Mackenzie bought his four parcels in 18A and 50 acres in section 21on 15-3-1855. He paid 3000 pounds to Bernard Kavanagh who had paid 3959 pounds to Charles and Joseph Bradshaw previously (24 734). Kavanagh must have been desperate for cash to accept such a loss. Had he mortgaged the four parcels to the Bradshaws and been unable to complete repayments?
The first parcel was bounded by the eastern boundary of 18 A (a line north from the Roberts Rd corner), Snow St, Terror St and the Government road (Keilor Rd).
N.B. Highlighted names are those specified in the memorial.
The second was bounded by the line of Roberts Rd, Spence St, Erebus St and Snow St , but excluded a half acre water reserve 8 chains (8 mm on Melway) east of Russelton St and a road leading to it from Snow St.
The third was bounded by Keilor Rd, Terror St , Snow St and Erebus St but excluded a block with frontages of 132 feet to Keilor Rd and 617 feet to Terror St, which had been sold to David Moolhein.
The fourth was bounded by Erebus St, Spence St, Collinson St and, after skirting around Eldridge and Highs lots, the government road 662 feet south east to the Erebus St corner,
Lots 1 and 2 consisted of 5.79 acres (965x600 links) and Moolheins block 1.87 acres (935x 200 links) so by deducting this 7 acres 2 roods and 19 perches from 132.3.19, we can ascertain that Mackenzie owned 125 acres 1 rood and 1 perch of allotment A, section 18.
On 22-9-1856, Mackenzie conveyed the first parcel of land (bounded by Roberts, Snow, Erebus and Keilor Rd) to William Connor for 462 pounds. This land would have consisted of about 24.4 acres (41 243). Williams widow, Sarah, still owned this land in 1900.She had about 160 acres (lots 23, 24, 33-36, 38-40 in section 19, hence 61 acres) and 18A (99 acres to equal the total of 160 acres). John and Edward McNamara were leasing 369 acres (Spring Park, Springfield and logically 25 acres of 18A.)
As Sarah Connor was leasing 78 acres in sections 18 and 21 and also owned 31 acres east and s/w of the cemetery, she must have been a busy widow.
45 733 R.G.Watson.
On 6-2-1857, John Mackenzie sold lot 13 to Robert George Watson. The boundaries of this land started 861 ft west from the s/e corner of 18A and went west for 132 ft, north for 601 ft, east for 136 ft and south for 617 ft. This was exactly the same block at the corner of Mackenzies third parcel that had been owned by David Moolhein in 1855.
On 9-7-1864, Mackenzie sold lots 28-31 of 18A and 50 acres of section 21 to E.Joyce, who paid 2067 pounds to Mackenzie and 108 pounds to Robert Joseph Peel. The 50 acres had been bought from J.F.L.Foster by John Peel for L2015/8/9 on 27-6-1855 and adjoined lots 28-31. The 18A land was the 2nd parcel specified in 24 734 (bounded by Spence,Erebus, Snow and the eastern boundary of 18A ( a line north from the Roberts Rd corner). John Peel had bought this land (lots 28-31) for L290/19/6 on 29-6-1860
but had probably mortgaged it to Mackenzie and been unable to repay the money.
I CAN VAGUELY REMEMBER CHRIS LASKOWSKI BEING UNABLE TO CONTINUE AS EDITOR FOR SOME REASON BUT SHE MAINTAINED HER ASSOCIATION WITH THE SOCIETY. SUSAN JENNISON BECAME THE EDITOR.
SEPTEMBER 1996. Charles Brown Fisher, Keilor Courthouse/Shire Hall heritage Classification, The Gourleys-Closer Settlement pioneers at Sydenham and the Boundy store, Dodd's homestead and a partial parish of Maribyrnong map.
It is not mentioned that Fisher also owned the part of Avondale Heights east of North-Military Rd as well as Aitken's grant to the east. This seems to have been in the boom years of the late 1880's. Taking an each-way bet, Fisher also owned Woodlands near Bulla (and possibly Cumberland, south of it.) Whether the railway went to Bulla along the Maribyrnong or along Bulla Rd, he was sure to make a killing.The depression ended the idea of the railway and caused Fisher's bankruptcy.Losing Woodlands and Maribyrnong to Tommy Bent, he leased Oaklands at the south corner of Oaklands and Craigieburn Rds for a while.
George Boundy's original store was probably the one at Broadmeadows Township (Westmeadows)where the milk bar is located today near the historic bridge.
OCTOBER 1996. Gold escorts, Matthew Goudie, film history in Footscray,spraying caterpillars in New Zealand, the 1928 bridges for the Albion-Jacana line.
NOVEMBER 1996. Cup Eve Ball recipe for a fruit salad for 200 people, photo with no text about the Cordite bridge, 1968-9 Mayoral Report, more about New Zealand.
DEC. 96, JAN. 97. Council's scheme to reclaim the Tea Gardens and the Maribyrnong Valley, including information about closer settlement pioneer, David Hicks.
FEB., MARCH 1997. Extracts from 1971-2 Mayoral Report (Overnewton, the Organ Pipes, the Sydenham development), the Eureka's Children project.
APRIL, MAY 1997. Repeat of opening of Keilor's iron flower basket bridge. Many interesting articles regarding the archeological discoveries at the two sites on the Maribyrnong near Keilor and a map showing the actual locations of the sites; the Green Gully site was actually at the location of the wetlands area of Brimbank Park (Melway 14 G9.)The 1928 bridge over the Maribyrnong on the Albion-Jacana Line.Extracts from the Brimbank Council website re history and ward boundaries. I am most impressed by the names given to the wards!
JUNE, JULY 1997. Some issues in which the society is involved. Extracts from a history text about Geelong Grammar's Timbertop campus near Mansfield with extensive detail about the Hunter and Watson families.(It mentions that Keilor, Watsonia and Rosanna owe their names to James Watson but the author was apparently unaware that Watson was the grantee of Hugh Glass's Flemington Estate and so-named it after an estate that his father managed in Scotland. Watson and Hunter were partners in the Marquis of Ailsa's firm which explains the naming of Hunter and Ailsa Streets in Keilor Village. I think Watson also received the grant for the 160 or so acres between Lincoln Rd and Mar Lodge and built some sort of store near where Tulip Wright built the Lincolnshire Arms Hotel.) Photos of the Dodd Homestead, Sunshine Harvester Works and Lagoon Motors in Keilor Village circa 1940.
AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 1997. The Fox family of North Pole Rd and Barbiston, Tullamarine, with keen photographer, Martha Fox, being the major focus. Unfortunately no detail is given of the location of the farm in North Pole Rd but the extract from EARLY LANDOWNERS:PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA (in italics below) might help. The "Block" probably comprised lots 1 and 2 of the Arundel Closer Settlement, adjoining Barbiston where Arundel and NcNabs Rds meet. Hopefully the two Fox houses near this junction are still standing. Geraghty's Paddock on the North side of Annandale Rd, over the road from Alf Cock's Glenvue, is another Closer Settlement block not mentioned.
ALLOTMENT C OF SECTION 18.
Bounded by Milleara Rd., Clarks Rd. and Spring St. and consisting of 162 acres, 18C was granted to D.T.Kilburn. He had also received the grant for lot 13 of section 4. Lawrence Kelly was leasing this property by 1868 and by 1875 was also leasing Colliers Farm (at the n/w corner of section 12), which adjoined the s/e corner of 18C.
The Geological Survey map of 1860 shows a quarry used for road metal on 18C near Keilor Rd. This quarry and the ones near the s/w corner of the Essendon Aerodrome site may have been operating since, or before 1842, when Denis Larry was listed in the directory as a quarryman of Doutta Galla. The one on Kellys farm may, however, have been opened by Samuel Charles Brees*, who stated, on 20-1-1853, Quarries are likewise opened at several parts of the line for the bottoming and levelling of the road.
(*Brees was in charge of the construction of Mt Alexander Rd to the diggings and built the first substantial bridge at Keilor in 1854. A street in East Keilor was named after him by Garnet Price.)
In 1875 Kelly was leasing the 163 acres from J.P.Bear and was leasing 48 acres near Spring Gully from Mary Harris. Kelly married Margaret Fox in Ireland in 1854, which is significant. Michael Fox arrived from Kings County, Ireland, with his widowed mother and a brother and sister according to Rose Reddan (nee Fox). Did his widowed mother come to Australia in 1866 to be with a sister named Margaret? This is likely as Michael, who married Rose Reilly on 20-7-1873, named one of his daughters Margaret. She died in March 1878 at only 10 months of age. In 1900, Michael Fox owned the Corcorans North Pole Farm and Kellys 163 acres, a total of 344 acres. Michael bought Barbiston at Tullamarine soon after. His son, John still owned 18 D and C twenty eight years later when the Albion-Jacana rail branch was built. Ray Taylor told me that John sold land for a station to T.M.Bourke in 1928 and later sold the property to Ansair. Michael Fox lived in the house on the corner of Keilor and Milleara Rds. until his death in 1918. The Fox family used to spell their dry cows on The Oaks across Milleara Rd.
For some reason, there are photos of Mars that Martha would have liked.
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER 1997. Extract from Victorian Historical records re Charles Grimes which gives a misleading impression that the explorations by Grimes and the short tenure of Collins' settlement in Port Phillip Bay in 1803 were connected. Photos and captions that will require a good magnifying glass. Extracts from Victoria and its Metropolis, written in 1888, (Hunter and Watson, descriptions of Braybrook, Keilor, Broadmeadows, Melton areas, A'Hearn of Epping, John Anderson-whose house still stands between the bridge and hall at Westmeadows, Dennis Cahill of the Gumm's Corner farm taken over by Jose Borrell in 1916; the Cahill homestead still stands near the bike path, William Delahey of Oakley Park and Leslie Banks.) Robert Hoddle's March 1839 map showing a railroad proposed from Melbourne to Liardet's Beach or Sandridge, the West Melbourne Swamp that made Solomon's ford necessary and the burial ground in the Flagstaff Gardens/Vic. Market area.
FEB., MARCH 1998.The start of a yacht race is mentioned to illustrate that such events can become great history if they are recorded in diaries.Early places of worship and stone buildings near Keilor with a very good picture of the Robertson "Upper Keilor" homestead near the Keilor Golf Course. Part of Brimbank Cultural Heritage Study. Excellent photo of the Flower -basket bridge at Keilor followed by an article about Victoria's timber bridges. The Collins settlement at Sorrento.
APRIL, MAY 1998. Harrick's Cottage restoration became possible on 14-5-1998. Bulla Directory of 1868. (This includes landowners around Bulla but does not seem to include residents up Oaklands Rd; they would have been listed under Oaklands Junction. The Reddans were north of Dickins Corner -Melway 176 D7- one of their farms being "Holden View" and John Dickens (sic) on Coldingham Lodge south of the bend. Walter Clark of Glenara is listed but his neighbours to the south such as the Mansfields, Grays, Charles Farnes, the Ritchies etc would have been listed under Tullamarine. Two residents with a connection to Keilor were Dugald Stewart whose daughter married James Anderson of Spring Park/ Braeside and the Tates of "Pleasant Vale" on Tullamarine Island north of George Randall. Some of the Wildwood Rd residents were the McAuliffes of "Wildwood", David Patullo of "Craig Bank" and John Fanning of Emu Flat. Edward Fanning's family still had "Sunnyside" south of the Loemans /Diggers Rest Rd junction in the 1990's and probably still owns it after over a century and a half of occupancy;See Kathleen Fanning's FANNING FAMILY website which has a good Bulla parish map.) Memories of old Keilor resident,William Johnston, which indicates that the Eldorado Hotel was later John Eagling's Waggoners' Arms and David Yates Racecourse Hotel on the west corner of Arabin St. The Eldorado was run by Donald McDonald's father for some time; Johnston genealogical information. The Sydenham Public Hall, Proposal for Sydenham Park (Robertson's Upper Keilor Homestead area). Platypus Survey. No toilets for pioneering women!
TO BE CONTINUED.
The Firth grants in Moorooduc parish can be seen on the maps I have included. The Balnarring grants are as follow, with Melway co-ordinates indicating location.
J.Firth 10A, 112.3.3, 162 D 8-9
Wm. Firth, 10B, 13B, 235.3.28, 162E 8-11
James Firth, 5, 319.1.23, 162 E-f 5-7 and fronting Balnarring Rd.
James married Ellen Benton, John married Kate Gilligan and William married Ann Scott.
(Ellen Benton was probably living on J.G.Bentons 207 acres (193 A2-4, fronting three roads) about a mile south from James Firths Balnarring land. Kate Gilligan would almost certainly been the daughter of Thomas Gilligans widow Catherine who had 60 acres on the south west corner of Jones and Bungower Rds. Ann Scott was probably the daughter of Alexander Scott, whose allotment 62A, of 90 acres, was adjacent to that of the Gilligans, on the Webbs Lane corner.)
Leila Shaw has kindly provided me with a summary of a letter written by E.Firth following the drowning of a large proportion of the Mornington Football Club that is commemorated by the monument at the bottom of Main St. It follows in italics. Leila said that her address was given as Mornington but as I have found in googling on TROVE, most references to Tuerong and Moorooduc were usually followed by Mornington, so Leilas belief that they were living in Stumpy Gully Rd could be correct. The letter was presumably written to her brother and sister in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
A LETTER BY E.FIRTH, JUNE 9TH, 1892 by Leila Shaw.
June 9th, 1892.
In a letter to her mother and brother in the Orkney Islands, E.Firth tells of local footballers who went in a boat to play a football game at Mordialloc. On their return journey, the boat capsized and all fifteen men were drowned. She writes that her brother Johns two sons were amongst them. The second son, James, had been getting on very well for nearly three years in his trade with John Jenkins. (She doesnt say which trade.)
The accident happened on 21 May, 1892. It was reported in many newspapers. They were a fine bunch of men.
John was out at sea every day searching for the bodies. All that he found were a coat belonging to one of the lads, at Sorrento, and not so far west he found a singlet, and a cornet that young Coles had been playing.
Further on in the letter, she writes that three bodies were found, one being Johns son and the other two were John Kenna and Mrs Batmans son. The body of James was fully clothed but without boots. A military funeral took place the next day and The Dead March (sic) was played.
Miss Firths information is not quite accurate. Four bodies were found although my source does not specify their names. One of Johns sons must have traveled on the train. James Firth was 17 and John Kemp 18. Leila says that the handwriting was hard to understand and guessed Batman; it may have been Allchin. Victorian Historical Morn. Pen. P.4.
Mrs James Firth died in tragic circumstances in February 1923. Until sixty year later, the train used to cross Moorooduc Rd where the tourist trains are stored when not running to the Watts Rd platform. Middle aged Mrs Firth was driving across Moorooduc Crossing at a moderate speed when she saw a train coming. Moderate was probably a kind way of saying painfully slow; she probably thought the car would bolt if given too much rein! Certain that the car would be hit, she clambered into the back seat (according to a witness) and then jumped out of the car in blind terror. Ironically the car rolled out of harms way while Mrs Firth jumped right in front of the train.
Trove shows that the incident was reported in the Argus as well as in newspapers in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Hobart and Perth.
The Argus of 29-7-1916 reported the death of Sarah Renouf, the widow of Amise Renouf of Frankston, who died on 15-7-1916 at her daughters residence in Dromana. She was 95 and a colonist of 68 years. Strangely all of her children had the surname Sawyer, indicating an earlier marriage. Two of her sons had moved to the vicinity of Neerim but another two were pioneers of the locality known as Moorooduc and a daughter married into a prominent Dromana pioneering family. Her children were: L. and H.Sawyer (at and near Neerim), J.Sawyer(Moorooduc), F.Sawyer (Bittern), Mrs John Hopcraft and Mrs Jonah Griffith.
As my original area of research was between Safety Beach and Tootgarook, I think I can be forgiven for having a hazy recollection of information that I have noticed about places outside this area. I am sure a Renouf was a director of the Frankston Fish Company and it may have been Amise. David Renouf, who bought a block (which had seen many Floods since it was granted) from John Scott and named it Island View, might have been a son or nephew of Amise.
The same depth of knowledge exists in relation to Henry Prosser. I know that Henry was a fisherman and I think he owned farmland as well. Having deliberately ignored the Westernport area (so I wouldnt get side-tracked), Im not even sure whether he was at Hastings or Flinders. The fact that he stood against Alfred Jones in the East Riding of Mornington Shire in 1881 indicates that it could have been the former. He seems to have become a councilor. When some Government big-wigs came to Frankston, Cr Prosser drove them around the district.
It is possible that descendants of Henry later moved to Red Hill. Keith Holmes is adamant that the surname of the Red Hill family was Prossor but Hector Hanson recalls neighbours Norm and May Prosser near Tucks Rd. But what do the Prossers have to do with the Renoufs and Sawyers?
I googled Sawyer-Prosser on Trove in the hope of finding some details of the marriage. There I found information posted by somebody who must be researching the Hodgkinson family. It so happened that Sarah Renouf had been born Sarah Prosser and had married Isaac Sawyer. Jessie Sawyer, her son, who had a farm called Summerlands (Annals 26-2-1921) had a daughter that married John Hodgkinson (born 1898 Daylesford). In the following, all deaths occurred in Victoria where no details appear.
Jesse was born in 1854 and died on 21-11-1925 at Mornington. (So his retirement, at 67, lasted only four years.) He married Mary Ann Coxshall at Frankton on 6-2-1878. She had been born at Moorooduc on 29-4-1858 and died at Schnapper Point in 1909. It is strange that the old name for Mornington appeared in records so long after the name change. A search of Summerlands on trove revealed that Jesse was living in View St, Mornington, at the time of his death (Argus 26-11-1925.) Mary Ann died at Summerlands on 3rd October (Argus 5-10-1909.) Their son, James William died at Mornington on 24-5-1948 (Argus 29-5-1948.)
Ive heard of short pregnancies but this takes the cake (unless Sarahs father was equipped for a bit of rabbiting after the wedding service!) It seems that Jesse was a frisky devil and that Mary Ann was not the type to develop a headache at bedtime. Or perhaps, she had developed a method to make all her pregnancies last only three months and nineteen days! With SP standing for Schnapper Point, here are the details of their fifteen children.
1. SARAH EMILY B. 25-5-1878.
2. ANNIE B.10-9-1879 SP
3. FREDERICK HENRY B.1-7-1881 SP D.1-4-1882 SP.
4. JAMES WILLIAM B.10-8-1882 SP D. 1948 MORNINGTON.
5. JESSIE B. 2-10-1883 Bittern D.14-8-1950 CHATHAM, VIC.
Jessie married James Alexander Johnstone (and other spouses.)
6. MARY ELIZABETH B.28-11-1884 SP D.1886.
7. ERNEST THOMAS B.8-5-1882 SP.
8. JOHN RENOUF B.10-7-1887 SP.
9. ETHEL MAUDE B. 16-8-1888 SP D. 24-6-1969.
10. ALICE RUBY B. 20-1-1890.
11. HILDA MAY B. 12-5-1891MOOROODUC.
12. HENRY ISAAC B. 5-9-1892 D. 25-9-1892.
13. WINIFRED FRANCES B. 1-12-1893.
14. GRACE B. 11-2-1895 D.1973 MENTONE. M. John Hodgkinson.
15. HAROLD STEWART B.12-7-1898 MORNINGTON, D. 29-1-1963 ELSTERNWICK.
It is likely that Isaac Sawyer had died and his widow had remarried by 1887 when John Renouf Sawyer was born and named.
Mrs John Hopcraft- See the Sawyer land in Wannaeue.
Mrs Jonah Griffith.
I quote from page 69 of Colin McLears A Dreamtime of Dromana.
Jonah Griffith died on July 12, 1933, aged 83. He was married to Sarah Sawyer and had seven children.
1. Maud Alice 1871; 2. Edith Annie 15/11/1873-1953; 3.Delia Sarah 5/3/1874-1951
4. Gertrude18/8/1876; 5. Sylvester Frederick George 1872 (1882?);
6. Harry Lewis Theobald 23/1/1885-27-3-1954; 7. Grace Dora 26/10/1889-1977.
Jonah, known as Doan, was a builder and a professional fisherman working closely with Harry Copp. He lived in Seaview Parade off Jetty Rd (Melway 159 H8).
Colin has plenty of information about the Griffith family. Doans father came from Philadelphia with his wife Sarah and (probably) Watson and Bernard Eaton. Bernard was the gold miner and father of Maud Eaton. Hollinshed lazily called him Mr Eaton because Colin did not know his Christian name.
THE SAWYER LAND.
In 1879 Frederick Sawyer was leasing 142 acres in the parish of Wannaeue from the Crown. There were only three Crown allotments of this size and Professor Hearn already had two of them. This left only 21B of 142 acres 3 roods and 1 perch, granted to Alex. Shand Jun. on 1-6-1909. This land is fairly well indicated by Melway 190 D9 and C-D10.
And guess who had the land north of his. John Hopcraft. Guess who had 178 acres (70 A and B, Balnarring) to the north and east of the start of Tucks Rd. William Hopcraft! Directly across the road (69A Balnarring) was Robert Henry Adams, whose gentlewoman wife, a Hopcraft girl, refused to live at Hopetoun House with the ungentlemanly old sea salt, Captain Henry Everest Adams. Both Frederick and Robert did not extend their licences and their land was granted, respectively, to Shand and M.Byrne. The Hopcrafts moved further south later and the Hansons occupied Williams beautiful house and called it Alpine Chalet. (Sources: parish maps, rates, marriage certificate of Adams-Hopcraft, Adams family legend, Adams Corner Ray Gibb, Memoirs of a Larrikin Hec Hanson.)
In the FAMILY CONNECTIONS entry of my PENINSULA DISTRICT HISTORY, I demonstrate how the bride and groom met each other. In most cases the two families were at some stage very close neighbours. Fred Sawyer was in 1879 the neighbor of John Hopcraft, the man that his sister married.
The grants in this parish are described in the 26-2-1921 entry in the Annals of Moorooduc.
There is a chance that Summerlands was in the locality of Moorooduc rather than the parish of Moorooduc. The former included the parish of Bittern. After careful measurement in Melway, I have concluded that the location of Summerlands as given in the advertisement of 26-2-1921 is nonsense. There is no way it could have been 8 miles from Somerville and still be near Moorooduc. Perhaps the distances were written in figures and a typesetter misread a 3 as 8. The corner of Coolart and Tyabb Rds would be about 5 miles from Mornington and 3 miles from Somerville.
GOMIN Henry, Somerville. (HENRY GOMM!)
This is how the surname Gomm is rendered on the Kingston Heritage website (where his fathers surname is given as Gunn) and in Victoria and its Metropolis: Past and Present, published in 1888. In the latter, Henry stated that he had been born in
Oxford in 1839, had come to Victoria in the same year and had spent his whole life in farming pursuits. There was a Henry Gomm, born in 1835, who came to Australia in early 1838 but no mention of one who was born in 1839 and came to Australia in 1839.
My interest in Somerville Henry Gomm was aroused when I read Leila Shaws The Way We Were because the seaside block now housing Jettys Caf near the Rosebud jetty was granted to W.Gomm in late 1872 and Harry Gomm paid the rates on it in 1900 and 1910, although the directory for Rosebud in 1895 did not list him as a resident.
I thought Henrys 1888 biography was suspiciously brief and that the lack of detail was an attempt to hide something. When I made contact with Henrys great grandson, Murray Gomm, he told me something that increased my suspicion that Somerville Henry was the lad born in 1835. (This Henry was the third child of Henry Gomm who married Hannah Neal and was transported to Hobart in 1836!) The snippet that caused my suspicion to increase was that the family legend had it that that Henry had come to Australia on the same ship as Tommy Bent. The future Premier of Victoria was actually born in Penrith, N.S.W. Was Henry manufacturing a new past?
Thus began an investigation of The Mysterious Henry Gomm that eventually proved that Henry was not related to Convict Henry and that William Gomm (who died at Hastings) and Thomas Gomm (who died at Dromana) were Convict Henrys sons. My book, The Mysterious Henry Gomm, which is virtually a diary of discoveries, starts with information about Rosebud, adds information from Leilas book and then traces the unraveling of the mystery. As it involves much information about Somerville Henry and Convict Henrys families, and St Kilda-Cheltenham as well as Somerville, it will be made available to the Somerville-Tyabb Historical Society, Parkdale Library (Kingston Citys Historian) and the Prahran Mechanics Institute. It includes many photos of Henry Gomms Glenhoya provided by Murray Gomm. As my poem on the back cover relates many events relevant to the Annals of Moorooduc, I will include it here, but there is not enough room for the other 33 pages.
SNIPPETS FROM THE BOOK.
Paddy Gomms two sons were Somerville Football Club legends but were also enterprising in their working careers. Billy rose to a high position in the Lands Department but was also Melbounes biggest S.P, bookmaker. He dressed like a real yobbo on the farm and once drank with Reg Ansett at the Mornington races wearing a shoe and a gumboot! George ran a prize-winning dairy farm in Queensland, gave Colin Hayes his start in racing, and saved a ghost town in N.S.W. and the Somerville Hotel.
The Gomms were related by marriage to two other pioneering families, the Shepherds and the Firths. George Gomm married a Wilson girl from Red Hill.
Convict Henry Gomms son, William, who died at Hastings, left his elderly, first wife and started siring children with a 20 year old.
Henry Gomm was granted land in the parishes of Tyabb and Frankston ( Gomms Rd area) but his Glenhoya where he settled at the north east corner of the parish of Moorooduc was not bought from the Crown.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PADDY GOMM Argus issue
When little sis Beatrice went to Graf at Ascot Vale
Paddy gave help so their marriage wouldnt fail;
Her rejection by Henry was a sorry tale
So hed take her food when he went to a Newmarket sale.
Big sis Minnie Ann witnessed three deaths by suicide:
Stan Clarke and Janet Ross when their love expired, 5-11-1921.
And hubby, George Shepherd, when his pain grew too great,
Made use of a shotgun to seal his fate. 28-6-1932.
H.T.Dicker, a bookie of Highfield Estate, took his life,
Mainly due to grief over the death of his wife; 4-9-1901.
And near-blind Herb Murray chose to expire
With the aid of knife and shotgun and fire. 13-9-1946.
Tommy Bent, Paddys dads old mate
By 1906, was Premier of the State
And opening the Annual Fruitgrowers Show
Told why his Brighton cabbages did abundantly grow.
A field day at J.Byrnes Binnak led to orcharding finer, 19-8-1933.
Caldwells St Johns sent the first fruit trees to China, 9-10-1936.
In early Fruit Shows J.Docwras exhibits were beaut
And in 44, fire destroyed the hall for displaying fruit. 9-3-1944.
Of her milk production, J.Hutchins kept tabs;
Best Jersey in the Empire was Somerville Babs. 16-2-1925.
Webb had found great clay on his land;
Construction of his Pottery Works was in hand. 24-3-1902.
Mornington-Somerville played footy in 1937, a depression-caused merge.
If William Coleman had settled here, what a goalkicking splurge!
But his 33 acres were further back 22-7-1925.
And Hastings got the kid known as Deadshot Jack. (Coleman google.)
After 40 years, to replace the school came a push:
In poor condition and now in the bush! 3-10-1912.
Grasshoppers, thrip, black spot kept orchardists hands full
Did I mention J.Firth was gored by a bull? 3-2-1936.
LESLIE M. MOORHEAD wrote centenary books for several schools in the area, and while brief, they present the history of each community very well. The old church that was responsible for the Quinns becoming Presbyterians was built by public subscription but most of the money came from Richard Grice, James Butchart and Mrs Balcombe. Dick Smith berates the lack of generosity from the haves in todays society but a walk through Mornington shows that the Balcombes did much for the community. No doubt Grice and Butchart were just as public spirited.
The church served as the first school. In 1865 an application was sent for aid, the payment of a masters salary and for the school to be brought under the Common Schools Act. It was signed by members of the Blake, Benton, McKay, Matthie, Absolom, Norman, Wilson, Connell, White, Quinn, Andrews, Ricketts, Smith, Flood and Dunkerly families. It was pointed out that there were 64 children living within a two mile radius of the school. An inspector was sent out to assess the situation and reported that most of the inhabitants were woodcutters and labourers rather than farmers but were likely to stay in the area, ensuring a stable population.
Thirty two children attended when the school commenced, so the area had obviously been populated quickly and probably by the offspring of pioneers in areas closer to Melbourne. Ricketts parents had obviously been early settlers near Beaumaris (fine sea). Many of Somervilles pioneers, such as the Gomms and Docwras had come from the same area. Henry Gomm was about 26 at this time and it is likely that many of the settlers were of about the same age.
Blake was a captain, presumably a sailor. Benjamin Benton received the grant for 26A of 32 acres across Moorooduc Rd from Tuerong Rd and much land in the parishes of Bittern and Balnarring. He supplied timber for the Mornington pier.
J.H.Ricketts received the grant for 18a Bittern on 4-6-1884. He might have been leasing this land from the Crown at the time he signed the petition for a school, and being one of the many poor woodcutters on the area that the Inspector described, he probably took about 20 years to pay it off (the value of improvements deducted from the purchase price.)
S.Absolom received the grant for 11A and 11B Bittern, 100 acres, on the north east corner of Stumpy Gully and Graydens Rds. W.S.Absolom was granted 34 A Bittern, of 69 acres, on the south west corner of Coolart and Graydens Rds.
The parish of Bittern was south of Tyabb Rd and East of Derril Rd, which was parallel to Stumpy Gully Rd. Today, Derril Rd curves around the Devil Bend Reservoir whose waters cover the grants of George Dimmock, James Connell, F.P.Wagner, J.Ferguson and R.Turner in the parish of Bittern and part of Rennisons grant in the parish of Moorooduc, where the Schnapper Point Handicap was conducted in 1868.
The following maps show the portions of the parish of Moorooduc that became, along with parts of the parish of Bittern, the locality of Moorooduc.(PAGES 18 AND 19)
Andrew McKay received the grant (title from the Crown) for allotment 5 in section A, 266 acres south of Tyabb Rd between Moorooduc and Derril Rds. Wilson was possibly J.B.Wilson of Tuerong Station or E.M.Wilson, granted 10D adjoining the east side of the Tuerong pre-emptive right. It could also have been Henry William Wilson who lived where Three Chain Road meets the highway before changing his occupation from bullocky to butcher. In view of the fact that the Wilson signature is followed by that of Connell, I believe that it was the founder of the butchering empire who signed.
James Connell received the grant for allotment 12 near the boundary with Kangerong and Bittern parishes. It was probably James whose rates on 50 acres and a hut in Dromana (probably 27C Kangerong at Melway 161 A7) were paid for him by Wilson at the deathknock on 20-1-1865. The rate collector didnt know much. As well as not knowing the given names of Connell and Wilson, he didnt realize that the name Dromana only applied to land west of McCulloch St.
Colin McLear tells us the following. The Connells were tenants on Jamiesons Special Survey in 1851 or shortly thereafter. (Anthony Connells block was probably near the one later occupied by Henry Wilson.) A descendant of Anthonys was a silent partner of Jack Rudduck in Mornington Station in the Kimberleys in the 1950s. Mornington Station was near Fitzroy Crossing 300 miles inland from Derby.
The Connell and White children were among the pupils of a school that operated near the Hickinbotham Winery site in the early 1850s. This school may have closed when the teachers wife died or because two private schools had been opened in Dromana by Quinan and Nicholson. Its closure was probably the impetus for the establishment of a school in Moorooduc.
Anthony Connell was obviously the forerunner of the Connell family in the area. He received the grants for allotments 27 and 29, totaling 337 acres, all or part of which became the rifle range.
In 1910, James Connell, a farmer of Mornington, was leasing 238 acres (lots 3-6 of Bruces) and James Connell, a farmer of Tuerong, was leasing 230 acres (lots 1,2 of Bruces.) This land was just south of Ellerina Rd in the parish of Kangerong. I presume that would be James senior and James junior. Bruces was the northern section of the Survey fronting the Sea Lane, which is now called Bruce Rd, and is the boundary between Kangerong and Moorooduc parishes.
The White and Quinn families have already been mentioned and it was probably a descendant of the next signatory, Smith, who bought Peter Whites farm on Three Chain Rd. I wonder if Matthie should be Mathieson. Margaret Matheson (sic?) was the grantee of 57 acres right across the road from the old church. James Flood had lot 75 of 178 acres on the north west corner of Stumpy Gully and Tyabb Rds and much land south of Tyabb Rd in the parish of Bittern.
Quinn, Norman, Smith and Dunkerly were not grantees, They probably bought part of a pre-emptive right or a Crown Allotment that had been granted to a speculator. Quinns farm was part of Sumners P.R.
FROM THE PARISH MAP.
Francis A.Gillett received the grant for 11C of 320 acres on 14-4-1874. Gillett Rd and the Woods Bushland Reserve are now on the allotment. Like James Purves, pioneer of Tootgarook Run, Francis Gillett must have been an architect. He designed Manyung at Mt Eliza and then built Sunnyside nearby. (Shire of Mornington Heritage Study P.16.)
He or his son must have married a Van Suylen girl from near Hastings. He was appointed a magistrate of the central bailiwick in 1885, his residence given as Sunnyside..
South of Gilletts grant was 11B of just under 240 acres where a race meeting was probably held in 1868.It was granted to Thomas Rennison, owner of the Schnapper Point Hotel in Mornington, which is now the Royal. When advertised for sale in the Argus of 9-12-1950, it was called Tuerong Valley and the quarry was bringing in four pounds a week.
It has been nearly 20 years since I read Richard Broomes Between Two Creeks but I believe that he mentioned Robert Mailer as a pioneer of Coburg.
I believe that the forerunner of the Sherwood and Counsel families were master nurserymen who obtained their expertise on the estates of the rich and aristocratic in England. The Counsels tended the vineyard of William Grace on Gracefield (Melway 159 H11) and later owned the property. As well as the 520 acres shown here in Moorooduc, the family had a grant of 121 acres in Kangerong and grants in Balnarring and Bittern parishes.
ISAACS AND WHITAKER.
I believe that Isaacs and Benjamin were two money lenders who signed on as joint grantees and were then bought out (with interest) by their co-grantees. Isaacs and Bensilum were granted a block in Fingal and Benjamin and Marks were granted a block on the west corner of Boneo and Pt Nepean Rd at Rosebud. Whitakers descendants may have owned a bus company that did tourist runs to the Peninsula from Melbourne, dropping off and picking up from Dromana, Rosebud, Birkdale* and Rye.(*Tootgarook.)
John Campbell left Dromana with William Cottier (who established the Rye Hotel in Dromana in 1859) soon after they had signed a letter supporting an application for Quinans school to be made a Common School in 1861. They built a hotel east of Lyons St in Tootgarook and gave it the same name, which led to Tootgarook being renamed Rye. Whether this grantee was the Rye pioneer is unclear because he was still involved in this area in about 1889.
It is possible that some of the Bulla family had moved south. Bulla had a high concentration of Irish pioneers, as did Keilor. The Bulla Catholics, such as the Crottys who worked for Brannigan at St Johns (at the end of St Johns Lane), attended St Augustines in Keilor where Hannah ONeil (who married John Sullivan) may have been in the congregation if she was the daughter of William ONeil of Horseshoe Bend. How strange that the names of GILLIGAN, ONEIL and SULLIVAN are among those of Somerville pioneers!
See details under Dalkeith.
Visit The Briars and find out all about this public spirited man who was always ready to support the little mans interests, as the Mornington Shire Heritage Study shows. The monument just off Main St shows the communitys love of this benefactor. His farms name comes from the familys estate in the Channel Isles.
McLENNAN, McKAY, FIRTH, TAIT, JONES, ALLAN, SCOTT.
See the annals of Moorooduc.
Johnny Ashcroft's "Little Boy Lost", written soon after Steven Walls had been found in the "wild New England Ranges" was a sensation in 1960, and a film about the song's subject was made in 1978. A You Tube video features scenes from the film and Ashcroft singing the iconic song. The video provides an idea of how frantically people searched for the little girl lost and the little boy lost in the first two stories. The Franklinford story is about a man who had disappeared and the affect it had on two other residents.
LITTLE GIRL LOST.
Owen Cain died on 28-6-1896 at 98 and had been a resident of Rye for 55 years.(Mornington Standard 2-7-1896 page 3.) In 1841, the Mornington Peninsula was occupied by a few squatters and a few limeburners near "The Heads". Owen Cain found plenty of lime just on the Rye side of Canterbury Jetty Rd where he later built "Tyrone" named after his native county in Ireland. Other street names on this estate that recall the Cain family are Neville, Murray and Michael, the first two being maiden names of girls who married Michael and Joseph Cain. As I have searched fruitlessly for my notes regarding this story, I will have to write from memory.
Sarah Ann Cain was four when she disappeared. Perhaps she had woken from a nap and gone looking for her parents; no explanation was given for her disappearance. I forget whether the story was in Lime Land Leisure or Patricia Appleford's "Rye Primary School 1667" but I do remember the source was the McCrae lad at Arthurs Seat, so the events probably took place in 1843. For four days and four nights rescuers had been combing the bush looking for her, some of whom she had seen from a distance. But she hid, thinking that they might be aborigines. When she was eventually found, near dead, she was taken to George Smith's Wooloowoolooboolook Run homestead, where Mrs Smith nursed her back to health. I believe Smith's run was actually the Tootgarook run later sold by Edward Hobson to James and Peter Purves in 1850. As the Hobson journal shows, Edward and his brother were actually at Traralgon (which they named)and if Edward had taken up the lease for Tootgarook, he had probably transferred it to Smith, whose wife was related to Captain Hobson of the "Rattlesnake" (according to Spencer Jackson in his "Beautiful Dromana") and presumably to Edward Hobson.
LITTLE BOY LOST.
The little boy lost was not named in the story on page 2 of the Melbourne Argus of 12-9-1848. He was referred to as the two year old son of Mr H.Hayden, tutor at Mrs Greene's "Woodlands".To find the locale for this story, google Bulla Parish map and click on the first site, Kathleen Fanning's Fanning Family History. You will see section 2 at the bottom right hand corner of the parish map and labelled W.P.Greene. William Pomeroy Greene died soon after settling his family on "Woodlands" and the running of the property was done by his widow Ann and their son Rawdon, after whom Rawdon St in Bulla was named. (The Bulla end of Somerton Rd was also named after the family until recently, but some historically ignorant bureaucrat rendered it as Green St and the mistake was perpetuated.)The South west corner of Woodlands is indicated by Melway 177 J9. The angular area just south of the park entrance was the former site of St Mary's, built in 1858. South of Woodlands was Cumberland in the parish of Will Will Rook, whose homestead was built by George Coghill, and south west was Alexander Kennedy's grant (Inverness?)and, south of that, George Coghill's Glencairne, both of which became Walter Clark's "Glenara".At Melway 178 C6, can be seen "Sherwood", home of the Oaklands Hunt Club. This property had been the head station of a squatting run held by Major Firebrace.(This detail is given so that you will understand the part given as verbatim as my notes allow later on.
The boy was lost for the same period of time as Sarah Ann had been. No reason for his disappearance was given either. The 1978 film explained Steven Walls' lack of reaction to his rescuers' calls by an instruction given by his father never to talk to strangers. Perhaps young Hayden had a similar reason for not responding or it might have just been a toddler's natural shyness. Given the child's lack of stamina, he must have hidden to have evaded discovery for 96 hours. (A sudden thought: the rescuers might have found him more quickly by using their noses!)The gentry had turned up for a hunt but Rawdon Greene persuaded them to hunt for a far more precious quarry.
Carriers would have sometimes used dogs to guard their cargo while they slept or quenched their thirst at a wayside inn such as Tulip Wright's near the Deep Creek crossing. By chance a carrier had camped in a spot near Deep Creek, never before used by travellers and his dogs started a chorus of barking that could not be ignored. The tot was probably given a tot when taken to Tulip Wright's inn (presuming that was what was described as a gentle stimulant) and a warm bath helped to improve his condition. The tutor was notified and hurried off to Melbourne to bring Dr James Martin whose expertise helped the boy's recovery from his ordeal, especially the gangrene which had set in.
"Great praise is due to the gentlemen in the neighbourhood for their exertions, particularly Major Firebrace and Messrs R.Greene and Cogle (sic), who during the three days were constantly in the saddle in quest of the child; but to Dr Martin for his prompt and unremitting attention, may be mainly attributed the ultimate restoration to health of as fine a boy as ever engaged the affection of a parent."
MAN DISAPPEARS; SUSPICION OF MURDER.
This headline was not in any article seen but was implied, especially by the actions of the police. The man who disappeared (as detailed in my Franklinford Chronology) had an alias so he perhaps also felt a need to hide. No doubt Franklinford residents launched a search but it was bound to be fruitless as Brassey possessed far more mobility than the toddlers.
It has not yet been determined whether Franklinford had three stores or one store owned by William Bumstead (the venue for the 1862 inquest) and run by Charles Dyett in 1862 and Martin Minogue in 1867. Minogue wrote to the Mt Alexander Mail (Castlemaine)complaining about the police searching his store and digging up his garden, casting suspicion on him which affected his relationships in the community. Another poor fellow had been put in the Daylesford gaol for 40 days and nights on suspicion. Brassey had been found on a station up country by the police.
By 1882, Martin Minogue was a coach proprietor and drove his coach between Daylesford and Franklinford. Sounds rosey! However, as reported on page 12 of the Argus of 22-11-1882, Martin committed suicide by means of strychnine. He obtained some beer at Colquhonn's (sic)and took it home. His daughter would have been terrified when the poisoning became apparent. Martin explained that the Mail (contract) was not paying and his crops and land had all gone wrong.
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.
The following surnames occur in the end section of the original FRANKLINFORD journal after the section covered by FRANKLINFORD 1-4. They were listed in FRANKLINFORD 5 and FRANKLINFORD 6, which, for some unexplained reason, were "under review".
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.
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
A POST ON ROOTSWEB RE HORSEMAN/MOLLOY. (MY COMMENTS ARE IN BRACKETS.)
Hi One & All
I am researching the family of Richard HORSEMAN born c.1807 Co. Galway IRE, the son of Richard & Sarah HORSEMAN (nee GRAHAM). Richard his wife Ellen (nee COATES) and their children Richard, Henry, Jane and Sarah arrived in Victoria in 1860 aboard the Sarah M. They settled in the Yandoit area on land belonging to Richard's nephew Richard MOLLOY.
Of Richard & Ellen's children, very little is presently known of their sons - Richard born c.1843 is a complete mystery, and Henry born c.1849 married Mary Jane FAULL in 1878 possibly settling in NSW. Their daughters, Jane born c.1850 and Sarah born c.1853, married possibly in a double ceremony in Franklinford on 14 Apr 1868 Michael CARTY and John CARTY respectively. Michael born c.1838 and John born c.1844 were the sons of Michael & Catherine CARTY (nee LYONS) and were also possibly from Co. Galway, IRE. Both Jane & Michael and Sarah & John settled in the Shepherd's Flat and Yandoit area. (Mr R.Carty was leasing much of Richard Molloy's land in 1907. See chronology 21-9-1907. I wonder if his name was Richard!)
Richard died in Yandoit in 1869 and Ellen died in 1878 - both are buried in the Franklinford Cemetery in an unmarked grave. (Richard Horseman committed suicide. See chronology 28-6-1869.)
Richard's nephews Richard and Patrick MOLLOY, sons of Patrick & Eliza MOLLOY (nee HORSEMAN) arrived in Melbourne in 1854 aboard the Fullwood. Richard MOLLOY born c.1816 married Mary CANTWELL, daughter of Philip & Mary CANTWELL (nee EGAN), in Ballan in 1864 and the family settled in the Yandoit and Franklinford area. Patrick born c.1828 married Bridget COEN, daughter of Thomas & Julia COEN (nee LYONS), in Franklinford in1860 and they too settled in the Yandoit and Franklinford area.
Children of Richard & Mary MOLLOY (nee CANTWELL) were:
- Elizabeth Margaret married James Bernard BARRETT in 1880 in Franklinford
- Mary Dorothea married William O'CONNELL
- Sarah Jane married James COLLINS in 1894
- Theresa Bridget married George Frederick DUNKLEY in 1897
- Catherine never married, she became a Loretto Nun
- Lucy Agnes never married
Richard & Mary are buried in the Eganstown R.C. Cemetery.
Children of Patrick & Bridget MOLLOY (nee COEN) were:
- Mary Ann married Edward O'NEILL in 1881
- Charles died as an infant
- Elizabeth Julia married Michael HALLINAN in 1889
- Mary Jane married Francis Walter MURPHY in 1888 in Yandoit
- Margaret Agnes married Albert James ROSS
- Patrick Joseph married Sarah BENNETT in 1908
- Catherine Winifred married Arthur Patrick McIVER
- Richard Joseph married Matilda Seraphina VOSTI in 1898
- Theresa Bridget died as an infant
Patrick & Bridget are buried in the Sandon R.C. Cemetery. (Bridget died in 1928. See chronology.)
EXTRACT FROM HORSEMAN FAMILY TREE ON FREEPAGES.GENEAOLOGY ETC.(Also by Roz Voullaire.)What fantastic information about pioneers in the area around Franklinford!
-- Eliza2 HORSEMAN
+Patrick2 MOLLOY, d.c.1839
-- Richard3 MOLLOY, b.c.1826 Galway, IRE, d.1902 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
+Mary3 CANTWELL, b.c.1838 Tipperary, IRE, m.1864 Ballan, VIC, AUST, d.1884 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
-- Elizabeth Margaret4 MOLLOY, b.1865 Yandoit/Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1953 Caulfield, VIC, AUST
+James Bernard4 BARRETT, b.1857 Ballinasloe, Galway, IRE, m.1880 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1892 Brunswick, VIC, AUST
-- Richard Philip5 BARRETT, b.1881 Ballan, VIC, AUST, d.1948 Heidleberg, VIC, AUST
-- Margaret Phoebe5 BARRETT, b.1883 Fran., VIC, AUST, d.1935 Moonie Ponds, VIC, AUST
+James Gordon5 STEWART, b.1886 Prahran, VIC, AUST, m.1907 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.1937 Pennant Hills, NSW, AUST
-- John Anthony6 STEWART, b.1908 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.1981 Mentone, VIC, AUST
\-- Gordon6 STEWART, b.1916 Armadale, VIC, AUST, d.1982 Mentone, VIC, AUST
-- James5 BARRETT, b.1888 Taradale, VIC, AUST, d.1888 Elphinstone, VIC, AUST
\-- Mary Rose5 BARRETT, b.1890 Glenorchy, VIC, AUST, d.1960 Glen., VIC, AUST
+Edwin George5 WOOD
-- James Carlyle6 WOOD, d.1927 Glenhuntly, VIC, AUST
-- Margaret6 WOOD
-- Molly6 WOOD
\-- Edward6 WOOD
-- Mary Dorothea4 MOLLOY, b.1866 Hepburn, VIC, AUST, d.1951 Fitzroy, VIC, AUST
-- Sarah Jane4 MOLLOY, b.1868 Daylesford, VIC, AUST, d.1957 Kew, VIC, AUST
+James4 COLLINS, b.c.1861, m.1894 VIC, AUST, d.c.1906
-- Neal Joseph5 COLLINS, b.1895 VIC, AUST, d.1937 Melbourne, VIC, AUST
-- Marie Rose5 COLLINS, b.1897 Adra., VIC, AUST, d.c.1933
-- Kathleen Alice5 COLLINS, b.1899 Yea, VIC, AUST, d.1947 Caulfield, VIC, AUST
+Edward5 BRADY, m. 1925
-- Patricia6 BRADY
\-- Marie6 BRADY
-- James Anthony5 COLLINS, b.1903 Coburg, VIC, AUST, d.1926 Armadale, VIC, AUST
\-- John Aloysius5 COLLINS, b.1904 Murrumbeena, VIC, AUST, d.1968 Carr., VIC, AUST
+Koromiko5 SANDILANDS, m.1926
-- Geoffrey6 COLLINS
-- Joan6 COLLINS
-- Barbara6 COLLINS
-- John6 COLLINS
-- Jennifer6 COLLINS
\-- Michael6 COLLINS See chronology 21-9-1907 re Collins.
-- Theresa Bridget4 MOLLOY, b.1871 Shepparton, VIC, AUST, d.1949 East Malvern, VIC, AUST
+George Frederick4 DUNKLEY, m.1897
-- Albert Gerald Griffin5 MOLLOY, b.1897 Brunswick, VIC, AUST
-- Athanie Teresa5 DUNKLEY, b.1899 Brunswick, VIC, AUST
\-- Leata Mary5 DUNKLEY, b.c.1903, d.1923 Macedon, VIC, AUST
-- Catherine4 MOLLOY, b.1873 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1961
\-- Lucy Agnes4 MOLLOY, b.1876 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1957 Kew, VIC, AUST
-- Patrick3 MOLLOY, b.c.1828, d.1904 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
+Bridget3 COEN, m.1860 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
-- Mary Ann4 MOLLOY, b.1861 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1908 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
+Edward4 O'NEILL, b.? Ballarat, VIC, AUST, m.1881
-- Mary Anne5 O'NEILL, b.1882 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1970 Glen., VIC, AUST
+John5 BOLTON , m.1906 VIC, AUST
-- John Patrick6 BOLTON, b.1908 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST, d.1977 Prahran, VIC, AUST
-- James6 BOLTON, b.1910 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST
-- Francis Edward6 BOLTON, b.1912 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST
-- Edward Lawrence6 BOLTON, b.1915 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST, d.1975 Glen., VIC, AUST
-- Lillian Margaret6 BOLTON, b.1916 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
-- Patrick Anthony6 BOLTON, b.1918 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST
\-- Margaret Dorothy6 BOLTON, b.1920 Daylesford, VIC, AUST See chronology 21-9-1907.
-- Honoria5 O'NEILL, b.1886 Gisborne, VIC, AUST
-- John Patrick5 O'NEILL, b.1889 Longwood, VIC, AUST
-- Edward5 O'NEILL, b.1891 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1904 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
\-- Ellen5 O'NEILL, b.1895 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
-- Charles4 MOLLOY, b.1863 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1864 VIC, AUST
-- Elizabeth Julia4 MOLLOY, b.1865 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1941 Kerang, VIC, AUST
+Michael4 HALLINAN, b.c.1857 Sandhurst, VIC, AUST, m.1889 VIC, AUST, d.1929 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Thomas Leo5 HALLINAN, b.1890 Macorna., VIC, AUST, d.1976 Cohuna, VIC, AUST
-- John5 HALLINAN, b.1891 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Patrick5 HALLINAN, b.1893 Macarthur, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Port., VIC, AUST
-- Michael5 HALLINAN, b.1895 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1966 Bendigo, VIC, AUST
-- Agnes5 HALLINAN, b.1897 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1977 Bendigo, VIC, AUST
-- Winifred5 HALLINAN, b.1899 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Francis5 HALLINAN, b.1902 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1983 Gold., VIC, AUST
-- Mary5 HALLINAN, b.1904 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Elizabeth5 HALLINAN, b.1907 Kerang, VIC, AUST
\-- Catherine5 HALLINAN, b.1909 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1960 Fitzroy, VIC, AUST
-- Mary Jane4 MOLLOY, b.1867 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1956 Kerang, VIC, AUST
+Francis Walter4 MURPHY, b.1864 Daylesford, VIC, AUST, m.1888 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- Francis Patrick5 MURPHY, b.1890 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1970 Ballarat, VIC, AUST
-- Maree6 MURPHY
-- Laurie6 MURPHY
-- Joe6 MURPHY
\-- Brendon6 MURPHY
-- Mary Florence5 MURPHY, b.1892 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Thomas Ernest5 MURPHY, b.1893 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1973 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- David Joseph5 MURPHY, b.1895 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1946 Fitzroy, VIC, AUST
-- Walter Bernard5 MURPHY, b.1897 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1982 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Elizabeth Agnes5 MURPHY, b.1899 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Gerald5 MURPHY, b.1901 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Murp., VIC, AUST
-- Vincent5 MURPHY, b.1901 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1977 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Leo5 MURPHY, b.1902 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- John Desmond5 MURPHY, b.1904 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Margaret5 MURPHY, b.1906 Kerang, VIC, AUST
-- Kath5 MURPHY, b.1907 Kerang, VIC, AUST
\-- Eileen Dorothy5 MURPHY, b.1910 Kerang, VIC, AUST
+John Patrick5 MCDONNELL
\-- Christine6 (--?--)
-- Margaret Agnes4 MOLLOY, b.1870 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1945 East St Kilda, VIC, AUST
+Albert James4 ROSS
-- Martin5 ROSS, b.1896 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1966 Essendon, VIC, AUST
-- Richard Joseph5 ROSS, b.1898 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Prahran, VIC, AUST
-- Albert Edward5 ROSS, b.1899 Ascot Vale, VIC, AUST
\-- Ursula Veronica May5 ROSS, b.1902 Ascot Vale, VIC, AUST, d.1968 Melbourne, VIC, AUST
-- Patrick Joseph4 MOLLOY, b.1872 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
+Sarah4 BENNETT, m.1908 VIC, AUST
\-- Marjorie Esther Fay5 MOLLOY, b.1911 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.c.1995
-- Catherine Winifred4 MOLLOY, b.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1967 Bendigo, VIC, AUST
+Arthur Patrick4 MCIVER
-- Richard Joseph4 MOLLOY, b.1877 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1953 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
+Matilda Seraphina4 VOSTI, b.1876 Guildford, VIC, AUST, m.1898 VIC, AUST, d.1902 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- Kathleen Genevieve5 MOLLOY, b.1898 Guildford, VIC, AUST
-- Richard Antonio5 MOLLOY, b.1900 Guildford, VIC, AUST, d.1981 Maldon, VIC, AUST
\-- Matilda Winifred5 MOLLOY, b.1902 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1902 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
\-- Theresa Bridget4 MOLLOY, b.1882 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1882 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
-- Mathew3 MOLLOY
\-- Charles3 MOLLOY
\-- Richard2 HORSEMAN, b.c. 1807 Galway, IRE, d.1869 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
+Ellen2 COATES, b.c.1807 Galway, IRE, d.1878 VIC, AUST
-- Richard3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1843
-- Henry3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1849
+Mary Jane3 FAULL, b.1858 Donkey Hill, VIC, AUST, m.1878 VIC, AUST, d.1942 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
-- Unnamed4 HORSEMAN, b.1878 Guildford, VIC, AUST, d.1878 Guildford, VIC, AUST
-- Mary Jane4 HORSEMAN, b.1889 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.1950 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
+George Edward4 RICHARDSON, m.1911 VIC, AUST
-- Henry Edward5 RICHARDSON, b.1912 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
-- Albert George5 RICHARDSON, b.1913 Guildford, VIC, AUST, d.1914 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
\-- Daphne Phyllis5 RICHARDSON, b.1917 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
\-- Ellen4 HORSEMAN, b.c.1893 NSW, AUST, d.1973 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST
+Robert George4 MEURER, b.1870 Eaglehawk, VIC, AUST, m.1909 VIC, AUST
-- Mary Elizabeth5 MEURER, b.1910 Guildford, VIC, AUST
-- Robert Henry5 MEURER, b.1911 Guildford, VIC, AUST
-- Charles5 MEURER, b.1914 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST, d.1985 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST
\-- Marjorie Christina5 MEURER, b.1916 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST
-- Jane3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1850, d.1915 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
+Michael3 CARTY, b.c.1834, m.1868 VIC, AUST, d.1901 Newstead, VIC, AUST
-- Richard4 CARTY, b.1869 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- Sarah4 CARTY, b.1871 Shepherds Flat, VIC, AUST
-- Kate4 CARTY, b.1873 Shepherds Flat, VIC, AUST, d.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- Michael4 CARTY, b.1875 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1960 Birc., VIC, AUST
-- Mary4 CARTY, b.1877 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1879 VIC, AUST
-- John4 CARTY, b.1880 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- Ann4 CARTY, b.1883 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1915 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
-- Lawrence4 CARTY, b.1886 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1886 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- William4 CARTY, b.1887 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1909 Guildford, VIC, AUST
\-- Jane4 CARTY, b.1892 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1948 Kingston, VIC, AUST
\-- Sarah3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1853 IRE, d.1875 VIC, AUST
+John3 CARTY, b.c.1845, m.1868 VIC, AUST, d.1896 Castlemaine Hospital, Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
-- Kate4 CARTY, b.1869 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
-- Richard4 CARTY, b.1871 Shepherds Flat, VIC, AUST, d.1910 Guildford, VIC, AUST
\-- Patrick4 CARTY, b.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
Was Ellen Horseman RONALD DALE BARASSI'S grandmother or the great grandmother of the beautiful Gayle Barassi of Castlemaine in the 1960's?
There was a BRIDGET Molloy who was married to JOHN Molloy of "LIMESTONE", Guildford, the property name exactly the same as that of Richard Molloy's property at Yandoit!