THE PUDDING. (HEARN & CLARKE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.) SHAME VICTORIAN BDM, SHAME! BIG CLARKE'S SIBLINGS AND "ROSENEATH", ESSENDON..
I just tried a Google search to see if there was any mention of James Hearn Snr. having married Big Clarke's sister and there was no mention of the relationship in CLARKE biographies. In fact there was precious little about James Hearn Snr. There must have been mention of the relationship somewhere* because I have stated that it exists but was my source correct? The proof is in the pudding!
*Probably JAMES HEARN JNR.
I'd always assumed that James Hearn Jnr. would have died at "Roseneath" on the east side of Woodland Park,in Woodlands St, Essendon but he'd obviously sold it. After 1887, James is not mentioned in regard to the property, owned by 1906 by William Salmon, who donated Salmon Reserve alongside Five Mile Creek to the Council. It was at "Roseneath" that Big Clarke had died in 1874. James Jnr. died thirty years later at another house in Fletcher St, Essendon.
HEARN.—On the 19th July, at his late residence, "Uardry," Fletcher-street, Essendon, James Hearn, aged 62 years. (No flowers, by request.)P.1, Argus, 20-7-1904.
His death record is included because his parents aren't mentioned above.
EventDeath Event registration number8576 Registration year1904
Family nameHEARN Given namesJas SexUnknown Father's nameHearn Jas Mother's nameLouise (Clarke) Place of birth Place of deathEsdon Age62
My purpose is not to list all the children of James and Louisa but here's another one. The precise location of Thorngrove (granted to Big Clarke) is given in another journal.
HEARN.—On the 6th February, at his residence,Jessamine, Sydney-road, Brunswick, Henry, the youngest son of the late James and Louisa Hearn,of Thorngrove, Somerton. (No flowers, by request.) P.1, Argus, 8-2-1907.)
THE NAMES OF THE PARENTS OF LOUISA HEARN AND BIG CLARKE ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS OF THE PUDDING.
Unforunately and amazingly VICTORIAN BDM seems to have lost half of the pudding, the part concerning one of Australia's most prominent pioneers, William John Turner Clarke! That's why I have included his death notice, had to inspect every CLARKE death record in 1874, in vain, and will have to document his parents from another source.
EventDeath Event registration number6018 Registration year1890
Family nameHEARN Given namesLouisa SexFemale Father's nameClarke Wm Mother's nameSarah (Turner) Place of birth Place of deathBrnswk Age77
CLARKE.—On the 13th January, at Roseneath, Essendon, William John Turner Clarke, in the seventy- third year of his age. (P.14, Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers, 28-1-1874.)
PARENTS OF W.J.T. AND LOUISA
About William Clarke
William Clarke, of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, baptised 11th July, 1772, at Weston Zoyland, settled when young in London, and subsequently resided at Barnstaple, co. Devon. He m. 18th February, 1796, Sarah Turner, of Weston Zoyland, and had issue,
Charles, of Chelsea, co. Middlesex. England, m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Howe, of Merridge, near Bridgwater, and d. March, 1878, leaving two surviving sons and four daughters.
William John Tueneb* (Hon.), of whom hereafter. (*Turner)
Lewis, of Essenden, Victoria, Australia, left two sons and seven daughters.
Sarah Turner, m. Richard Comer, of West Bermudas, and d. s.p., 1843.
Caroline, m. Mr. Mead.
Louisa, m. James Hearn, formerly of Lower Petherton, co. Somerset, and afterwards of Thorngrove, and d. at her residence at Brunswick, May, 1890, aged 78*, leaving issue four sons and four daughters, several of the sons being well known amongst pastoralists. She had lived in the colony of Victoria for forty-nine years, and survived her husband many years.(*Probably a misinterpretation of "the 78th year of her age." or an estimation.)
William Clarke d. 1819.
SOURCE: Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892. cn; Burke, Ashworth Peter, 1864-1919. A genealogical and heraldic history of the colonial gentry, Vol. I; London, Harrison; 1891; page 20
David Duncan, co-grantee of section 14 Tullamarine (extending a mile west from the Melbourne Airport terminal building) built this house. See DUNCAN BUILT ROSENEATH
A trove search for "Roseneath Essendon" reveals much information about Lewis Clarke's family, the advertisement (1877) of the property with 27 acres grass soon after Big Clarke's death, tenders being called for repairs in 1878, that it was occupied by a seemingly unrelated Ayre family in 1876,that it comprised "10 rooms, with commodious outbuildings, large garden, and about 23 acres of land"when advertised for sale or to let in 1880,that James Hearn Jnr. still occupied the property in 1887 but by 1889, Roseneath was occupied by poultry farmer,F.Edmondson* possibly till at least 1892, and about William Salmon's family from 1906.
William Salmon owned much land across Woodlands St from Roseneath which was used for grazing but used his Roseneath property for poultry farming.There is supposed to be a reference to the Roseneath Estate on page 74 of THE STOPOVER THAT STAYED but I can't see it. Bob Chalmers' THE ANNALS OF ESSENDON (1850'S TO 1924) states that William Salmon, who arrived in Australia in 1878 had donated the aforementioned 8 acre portion of the Roseneath Estate on 4-11-1918 (P.196) and that 44 home sites with frontages to Woodlands St, Napier St and Salmon Avenue and the now eight- roomed* Roseneath residence on a block 150 x 156 ft, formerly owned by the late William F. Salmon were to be sold on 11-10-1924. (p.256.)
(*As in many early houses, the kitchen was probably detached and the other missing room may have been servants' quarters.)
Be warned that Heather Smith's ROSENEATH, ESSENDON in the 1920's was another property on the site of Peter McCracken's 1857 Ardmillan mansion at 33-37 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds.
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Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.