Grierson ~ Fourth Generation

    Issue of Jane Grierson and James Broadfoot  
1.& 2.   Unnamed twins  
3.   John Grierson BROADFOOT
Bapt 1 Jul 1832 at Kirkgunzeon, Kircudbright, Scotland.
Listed as John Bradfute, son of James Bradfute and Jane Greir (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).

Ref 1841 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Glasgow St Marys. Address: King St Clase 48, Glasgow.
Together with his parents and siblings:
John Broadfoot. Male. Age 7. Born Scotland.

Ref 1851 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Gorbals. Address: 100 Eglington Street, Gorbals.
Together with his parents and siblings:
John Broadfoot. Son. Male. Age 18. Black Smith. Born L Kirkguengeos, Kirkcudbright.

Emigrated to Victoria in 1853 on the 'Banker's Daughter' from Dumfries, Scotland (see shipping record).
Occupation School teacher; there are government school records regarding his fraud conviction and subsequent efforts to get a teaching position.

In 1864 John Grierson Broadfoot wished to stand for election for local office.
"THE GENERAL ELECTION [PER ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH].
PORT ALBERT, Thursday.
At noon, to-day, the returning-officer declared the undermentioned gentlemen to have been duly nominated as candidates for the representation of this district :_
Mr. Peter Snodgrass, gentleman. Mr John Grierson Broadfoot, schoolmaster, at Tarraville. Mr. John Goulson Burtt, importer.
Mr. Burtt is a nominee of the Australian Reform League, and arrived yesterday by s.s. Keera just in time to place his nomination in the hands of the returning-officer. The contest will really be between this gentleman and Mr. Snodgrass. Should Mr. Broadfoot go to the poll (which is not likely), the return of Mr. Snodgrass is certain. The alternative will produce a very sharp contest, but will result, so far as I am able to judge, in favour of Mr. Snodgrass. The two popular candidates were present to-day at the nomination, but neither of them addressed the electors, although a large concourse had assembled." (The Argus 24 Sep 1864)

In 1866 John was in trouble with the law.
"CITY COURT. Monday, April 30. (Before Mr. Sturt, P.M., Mr. Hackett, P.M. and Mr. Sutherland J.P.)
Remands. - ....John Griers, alias Broadfoot, on the charge of forgery, was remanded to Taradale, where the offence was alleged to have been committed." (The Argus 1 May 1866)

A full report from The Argus, 20 Aug 1866, is available as an attachment.

"John Grierson Broadfoot, schoolmaster, was found "Guilty" of forging an acceptance to a bill of exchange for 355, and sent to prison for three years." (The Argus 20 Aug 1866).

Marr 6 Feb 1875 (the day before his father's death, and probably at his insistence according to family story) at South Murchison, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 1095) to Margaret DOCHERTY, born c1850 at Flooding Creek, Sale, Victoria, Australia, died 24 Aug 1887 at Sale. John did not receive anything from his father's Will.

John died 22 Dec 1877 at Rushworth, Victoria (Vic reg 12236), buried Rushworth Cem.

John

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Court report 1866 (pdf)
    Children:  
  1. Jane Grierson BROADFOOT born 1866 at Lancefield, Vic  
  2. James George BROADFOOT born 1869 at Goldie, Vic  
  3. Edith Margaret BROADFOOT born 1871 at Pyalong, Vic  
  4. John Grierson BROADFOOT born 1874 at Murchison, Vic  
  5. Archibald Hugh BROADFOOT born 1876 at Murchison, Vic
 
4.   Sarah BROADFOOT
Born 17 Jan 1834 at Cargenbridge, Kircudbright, Scotland (ref Troqueer Register).
Bapt 28 Jan 1834 at Troqueer, Kircudbright, Scotland (ref IGI record and Troqueer Register and ScotlandsPeople).
Listed as dau of James Broadfoot and Jean Grierson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).

Ref 1841 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Glasgow St Marys. Address: King St Clase 48, Glasgow.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Sarrah (sic) Broadfoot. Female. Age 5. Born Scotland.

Ref 1851 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Gorbals. Address: 100 Eglington Street, Gorbals.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Sarah Broadfoot. Daughter. Female. Age 17. Domestic Duties. Born L Kikguengeos, Kirkcudbright.

Emigrated to Victoria in 1853 on the 'Banker's Daughter' from Dumfries, Scotland (see shipping record); arrived Geelong 3 Sep 1853, 'gone to friends, Geelong'.
Occupation: Domestic servant. Presbyterian.

Marr 1854 in Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 1535) to John Robert JONES.

See the will of her father James Broadfoot attached, who died in 1875.

On 20 Oct 1888, her niece Jane Grierson Broadfoot died at her home:
"BROADFOOT.- On the 20th October, at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. J.R.Jones, 103 Kerr-street, Fitzroy, Jane Grierson, the eldest beloved daughter of the late John G. Broadfoot, aged 22 years and 8 months." (ref Trove, The Age Tues 23 Oct 1888)

Death reg of Sarah Jones 1911 at Northcote, Vic, dau of Jas Broadford [sic] and Jean (Grurson) [sic], age 77 (Vic reg 14336).
IGI record
Troqueer Register


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James Broadfoot Will
    Children:  
  1. Jane Roberts JONES born 1854 at Collingwood, Vic  
  2. Robert JONES born 1856 at Collingwood, Vic  
  3. Margaret JONES born 1857 at Collingwood, Vic  
  4. Ellen JONES born 1859 at Lancefield, Vic  
  5. Sarah JONES born 1861 at Lancefield, Vic  
  6. Mary JONES born 1863 at Lancefield, Vic  
  7. Grace JONES born 1864 at Lancefield, Vic  
  8. John Robert JONES born 1866 at Lancefield, Vic  
  9. Robert James JONES born 1869 at Lancefield, Vic  
  10. Elizabeth Evens (or Evans) JONES born 1871 at Romsey, Vic  
  11. Anne JONES born 1873 at West Melbourne, Vic  
  12. Catherine Grace JONES born 1875 at Melbourne, Vic  
  13. William Ebenezer JONES born 1877 at Collingwood, Vic  
  14. Lillian Rose JONES born 1877 at Collingwood, Vic
 
5.   Ebenezer BROADFOOT
Bapt 26 Mar 1836 at Kirkgunzeon, Kircudbright, Scotland.
Listed as son of James Bradfute and Jane Greirson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).

Ref 1841 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Glasgow St Marys. Address: King St Clase 48, Glasgow.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Ebenezer Broadfoot. Male. Age 3. Born Scotland.

Ref 1851 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Gorbals. Address: 100 Eglington Street, Gorbals.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Ebinazer (sic) Broadfoot. Son. Male. Age 15. Scholar. Born L Kikguengeos, Kirkcudbright.

Emigrated to Victoria in 1853 on the 'Banker's Daughter' from Dumfries, Scotland (see shipping record).
Occupation: Ag Labourer.

See the will of his father James Broadfoot attached, who died in 1875.
Marr 1875 in Victoria (Vic reg 803) to Mary McLEAN.

There is a possible death for Ebenezer at South Canterbury, New Zealand on 30 Oct 1914, burial at Ashburton Cemetery, age 78 (ref Ancestry NZ deaths). No further information found but there are many Broadfoot children born in New Zealand.




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James Broadfoot Will
6.   George Grierson BROADFOOT
Bapt 29 Jun 1838 at Kirkgunzeon, Kircudbright, Scotland.
Listed as son of James Bradfute and Jane Grierson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).
Not found in 1841 census.
 
7.   Hugh BROADFOOT
Bap 22 Mar 1840 at Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland (ref ScotlandsPeople).
Listed as son of James Broadfoot and Jane Grierson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).

Ref 1841 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Glasgow St Marys. Address: King St Clase 48, Glasgow.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Hugh Broadfoot. Male. Age 1. Born Scotland.
Not found in 1851 census.
1841 census
8.   Grace BROADFOOT
Bapt 20 Jan 1842 at Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland (ref IGI record).
Listed as dau of James Broadfoot and Jean Grierson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).

Ref 1851 census. Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parish of Gorbals. Address: 100 Eglington Street, Gorbals.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Grace Broadfoot. Daughter. Female. Age 9. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Emigrated to Victoria in 1853 on the 'Banker's Daughter' from Wigton, Scotland (see shipping record).

See the will of her father James Broadfoot attached, who died in 1875.
Died 1928 at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 5322), unmarried.
IGI record



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James Broadfoot Will
9.   Mary BROADFOOT
Born in Scotland.
Birth not found in Scotlandspeople.
 
10.   James BROADFOOT
Bap 20 Oct 1845 at Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland (ref ScotlandsPeople).
Listed as son of James Broadfoot and Jane Greirson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).
Not found in 1851 census.
 
11.   Mary Burgess BROADFOOT
Bap 24 Apr 1850 at Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland (ref ScotlandsPeople and IGI).
Listed as dau of James Broadfoot and Jane Greirson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).
Not found in 1851 census.
IGI record
12.   James BROADFOOT
Bap 9 May 1851 at Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland (ref ScotlandsPeople).
Listed as son of James Broadfoot and Jane Grierson (ref
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).
Not found in 1851 census.
 
    Issue of Margaret Grierson and William Graham  
1.   Janet GRAHAM
Born 1833.
Bapt 11 Aug 1833 at Troqueer, Kircudbright, Scotland (ref IGI record).
Presumably died before 1842.
IGI record
2.   James GRAHAM
Born 4 Dec 1835.
Bapt 13 Dec 1835 at Troqueer, Kircudbright, Scotland (ref IGI record).
Presumably died before 1842.
 
3.   Maryane Cowan GRAHAM
Born 1838.
Bapt 8 Apr 1838 at Troqueer, Kircudbright, Scotland (ref IGI record).
Presumably died before 1842.
IGI record
4.   unnamed male GRAHAM
Born 30 Dec 1840 at Carluke, Lanark, Scotland, son of William Graham & Margaret Grierson (ref FamilySearch).
Died 30 Dec 1840 (ref FamilySearch).
 
5.   John GRAHAM
Born 1845 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 7945).
Died 1846 at Richmond, Victoria (Vic reg 1985).
 
6.   John GRAHAM
Born 1847 at Richmond, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 8250).
Died 1850 in Melbourne, Victoria (Vic reg 2216).
 
7.   Thomas GRAHAM
Born 1851 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 9251).
 
8.   George Grierson GRAHAM
Born 20th April 1853, baptised (Presbyterian) 10th May 1853 in the Parish of Melbourne (ref Baptism information with Vic reg 9874).
Died 1857 in Melbourne, Victoria (Vic reg 1072).
Baptism Certificate
9.   Rachael GRAHAM
Born c1857.
Died 3 Apr 1860 at Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 5192)
aged 3. Buried 4 Apr 1860 at Diamond Creek.
Died age 3 of dyphtheria.
 
10.   Mary GRAHAM
Born 19 July 1858 at Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 11296). See her birth certificate.
Her birth certificate shows 1 living and 11 dead siblings.
Died 2 Apr 1860 in Melbourne, Victoria (Vic reg 5191).
Buried 4 Apr 1860 at Diamond Creek.
Died age 1 of dyphtheria.
Birth Certificate
    Issue of John Grierson and Phoebe Crewe  
1.   John GRIERSON
Born 2 Apr 1844 rear of Long & Co, Chemists (where Alexandra Theatre was built), Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 9982/32986). (Date given in Family Bible entry.)
Known as John (3) Grierson.
Bapt 5 May 1844 in Melbourne (ref Baptism notice) by William Schofield, Wesleyan Minister.

His occupation was Master Printer, with church and musical interests.
Grew up at Diamond Creek, then on Plenty River, and then Hoddle St Collingwood (refer to Notes and Obituary).

Marr 30 Jul 1874 at St Stephen's C of E, Richmond, Victoria (Vic reg 2675) to Annie Elizabeth BURTON.

"Grierson - Burton. - On the 30th ult., at St Stephen's Church, Richmond, by the Rev. C. T. Perks, John Grierson, of Burnley Street, to Annie Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Burton, of 182 Bridge-road." (Ref The Argus 10 Aug 1874)

She was born 2 May 1854 at Plenty Road, Merri Creek, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 1372). She was daughter of Thomas Burton and Elizabeth Smith, see Burton tree for more details. There is a family story that she taught Dame Nellie Melba the piano; Nellie was born in 1861, it is possible that this is true, say from 1871 (when Annie was 17 and Nellie Mitchell was 10) but it is not mentioned in the recent biography of Nellie Melba, who moved to London for her singing career by 1886.

Annie died 18 Oct 1888 at Richmond, Victoria (Vic reg 15403), buried Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
"GRIERSON. - On the 18th inst., at her residence, Church street, South Richmond, Annie Elizabeth, the dearly loved wife of John Grierson, and eldest daughter of the late Thomas Burton, formerly of Bridge-road, Richmond, aged 34 years. So loved, so mourned." (The Argus Fri 19 Oct 1888, Trove)

The memorial is as follows: 'In loving remembrance of THOMAS JAMES BURTON, late of Richmond died 19th April 1884 - Aged 56 years. Also - his wife ELIZABETH (nee SMITH) BURTON who died at Auburn 31st July 1904 - Aged 64 years "noble hearted always." Also - their daughter ANNIE ELIZABETH (nee BURTON) GRIERSON who died 18th October 1888 - Aged 34 years.'
See the photo of the grave on the Photo Page.

See reference in Mary Burgess' will to his inheritance of the family bible.
Lived at 44 Edinburgh St, Richmond (1889) and at 89 Tyler St, Preston (1915). Also lived at Grattan St Hawthorn and 16 Wimble St Northcote (1920).

John died 21 Nov 1922 at Northcote, Victoria (Vic reg 14322), buried at Coburg Cemetery (Meth A 312) with his father and his niece Florence May Lewis. His will/probate is available (186/338) and is reproduced here. He left the Family Bible to his son John, his watch and chain to William, his piano to Florence, and his household furnishings to Bertha.

Refer to his obituary written by John Burton Grierson.

Ref The Argus 23 Nov 1922: "Deaths. Grierson. On the 21st November, at 16 Wimble Street, Northcote, John Grierson, loving father of John, William, Florence (Mrs Moseley), and Bertha; for 50 years in the employ of Sands and McDougall Ltd., and first president for five consecutive years of the A.N.A., Richmond; aged 78 years. 'Then Shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their Heavenly Father's realm.'"

"GRIERSON. - The Friends of the late JOHN GRIERSON are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment in the Coburg Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, No. 16 Wimble street, Northcote, THIS DAY (Thursday, 23rd inst.), 2.30 p.m. (Motors.)
GRIERSON. - A.N.A., Richmond. - The Officers and Members of the above are requested to attend the funeral of our late First President, JOHN GRIERSON, which will leave his late residence, No. 16 Wimble street, Northcote, THIS DAY (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m., for the Coburg Cemetery." (The Argus 23 Nov 1922)

John


Annie

Baptisms

John (3) Notes

See BURTON tree.


Mary Burgess Will



John Grierson Will
John (3) Obituary


Newspaper reports
and other articles


    Children:  
  1. John Burton GRIERSON born 1875 at Sth Richmond  
  2. William Joseph GRIERSON born 1877 at Richmond  
  3. Florence Phoebe GRIERSON born 1879 at Richmond  
  4. Bertha Elizabeth GRIERSON born 1882 at Richmond
 
2.   Mary GRIERSON
Born 29 Oct 1845 at Plenty River, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 7997 of 1846).
Died 18 July 1849 in Victoria (Vic reg 33617/2133) aged 3 year 9 mth. (Dates and place given in Family Bible entry).
 
3.   Anna GRIERSON
Born 13 Feb 1848 at Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 8599 of 1849). (Date and place given in Family Bible entry).

Marr 20 Apr 1869 at Collingwood, Victoria (Vic reg 2190) to William Henry LEWIS, born in Melbourne, Victoria, son of William Lewis.
Ref The Argus 28 Apr 1869: MARRIAGES. LEWIS - GRIERSON. On the 20th inst., by special licence, at the residence of the bride, by the Rev. Joseph Langham, William Henry Lewis, eldest son of Mr. William Lewis, of Collingwood, to Anna Grierson, eldest daughter of Mr. John Grierson, of Collingwood."

Anna moved to America in 1907 (ref 1910 census). No information known about the death of William Henry Lewis.

Ref 1910 US Census. Address: New Castle Ward 5, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.
Together with son in law Thomas (44), dau Alice Elizabeth (39) and their 8 children:
Anna Lewis. Mother in Law. Widow. Age 60. Born Australia. Migrated 1907.

Anna not found in 1920 census.

Death of Anna Lewis 1 Nov 1929 at New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; born 13 Feb 1848 at Melbourne, Australia, dau of John Grierson and Phoebe Crewe (ref Ancestry Pennsylvania Death Cert #111702).




Anna
    Children:  
  1. Alice Elizabeth LEWIS born 1870 at Collingwood, Victoria  
  2. Florence Mary LEWIS born 1873 at Richmond, Victoria  
  3. William Henry LEWIS born 1875 at Richmond, Victoria
 
4.   Jane GRIERSON
Born 22 Jun 1849 at Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 8600/33324). (Date given in Family Bible entry.)

Marr 1874 in Victoria (Vic reg 326) to James EMERY, born Hawthorn, Victoria. His birth reg 1852 at Gardiner C (Gardiners Creek in Hawthorn), son of Frederick Emery & Ann (Vic reg 27689).

Death of James Emery 1918 at Ivanhoe, son of Fredk Emery & Ann Pope, aged 70 [c66] (Vic reg 5376).
Jane died 1946 at Northcote, Victoria (Vic reg 2778).
"DEATHS. EMERY.- On March 17, at her home 2 Ilma grove, Northcote, Jane, loved wife of the late James, loving mother of Evelyn, Albert E., Edith (Mrs. Murray), also the late Arthur and Lou, loved mother-in-law of Les Murray, aged 96 years. - Then shall the righteous shine forth. (Floral tributes to Lewis' parlour, Fitzroy.)" (ref Trove, The Argus Melbourne, Mon 18 March 1946)

Jane

James
    Children:  
  1. Arthur James EMERY born 1874 at Boronia, Victoria  
  2. Alfred Ernest EMERY born 1876 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  3. Adelaide Maude Jane EMERY born 1878 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  4. Louie EMERY (f) born 1880 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  5. Evelyn May EMERY born 1882 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  6. Albert Edward EMERY born 1883 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  7. Frederick Ambrose EMERY born 1885 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  8. Lillian Mary EMERY born 1887 at Hawthorn, Victoria  
  9. Edith Blanche EMERY born 1890 at Hawthorn, Victoria
 
5.   Joseph GRIERSON
Born 21 Jan 1852 at East Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 9445). (Date and place given in Family Bible entry.)

Marr (1) 1881 in Victoria (Vic reg 1856) to Clara Elizabeth BRADLEY, born c1853 in Yorkshire, England, died 1892 at Essendon, Victoria (Vic reg 10089).
Marr (2) 1893 in Victoria (Vic reg 5724) to Harriet CRISP, born 24 Sep 1852, christened 2 Jan 1853 at Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England (ref IGI record).

Harriet died 25 Jun 1928 at Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 7094), buried Melbourne General Cemetery.

Ref The Argus 27 June 1928: "Deaths. Grierson. On the 25th June, Harriet, dearly beloved wife of Joseph Grierson, of Kiandra, 23 Learmonth street, and loving mother of Stanley, of Athol street, Moonee Ponds, in her 76th year. Peace, perfect peace."

Joseph died 28 Sep 1929 at Ascot Vale, Victoria (Vic reg 12798), buried Melbourne General Cem.

Ref The Argus 30 Sep 1929: "Deaths. Grierson. On the 28th September 1929, Joseph Grierson of 16 Athol street, Moonee Ponds, beloved husband of the late Harriet Grierson, loving brother of John (deceased), Anna (Mrs. Lewis, America), Jane (Mrs. Emery, Northcote), fond father of Stanley and Mrs. Dora Grierson, affectionate grandpa of Lorna. Till in the ocean of Thy love, We lose ourselves in Heaven above."
IGI record


Joseph

Clara
    Children by Clara Elizabeth Bradley:  
  1. Frederick Reginald GRIERSON born 1883 at Carlton, Vic  
  2. Frances Grace GRIERSON born 1891 at Essendon, Vic  
    Children by Harriet Crisp:  
  3. Joseph Stanley GRIERSON born 1895 at Essendon, Vic
 
6.   Mary GRIERSON
Born 17 May 1855 at Plenty River, Victoria, Australia. (Date and place given in Family Bible entry.)

Marr 1881 in Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 1676) to Alexander Hammet Shearman ALLEN.

"MARRIAGES. - ALLEN - GRIERSON - On the 4th inst., at St Stephen's Church, Richmond, by the Rev. Chas T Perks, A.K.C.L., Alexander Hammet Shearman, youngest son of the late John William Allen, of South Yarra, formerly of Dublin, to Mary Grierson, of Richmond. " (Ref The Argus 20 Jun 1881).

He was born c1852, died 1923 at Camberwell (Vic reg 679).

Mary died 24 Jan 1886 at Brighton, Victoria (Vic reg 407), buried Melbourne General Cem. (Date given in Family Bible entry.)

Mary


Alexander
    Children:  
  1. Esther May ALLEN born 1884 at Brighton, Vic
 
    Issue of Janet Grierson and Moses Thomas  
1.   Walter THOMAS
Born 19 Oct 1844 (ref Thomas Bible) at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg JL/7761).
Bapt 23 Oct 1844 (ref Thomas Bible).

Marr (1) 10 Jan 1865 (ref Thomas Bible) in Victoria (Vic reg 795) to Ruth JAMES. Her birth was reg Dec qtr 1842 at Calne District, Wiltshire, England (ref FreeBMD). She was bap 5 May 1844 at Calne, Wiltshire, dau of John James and Ann (ref IGI); John James and Ann Oriel were married Sep qtr 1842 at Calne (ref FreeBMD). No record found of her arrival in Victoria but it occurred c1850 (ref the death notice).

Informant at death of his father Moses in 1878: Walter Thomas Son Wilton Vale Morang. 1878
Walter was appointed an executor of the Will of his aunt Mary Grierson (Thomas) in 1900 and was listed as Produce Merchant in the Will.

Ruth died 21 Jun 1915 at Yan Yean, Victoria (Vic reg 7272). In her Will, their residence is named as The Poplars, Morang. They were Presbyterian (ref birth records).
"THOMAS. - On the 21st June, passed peacefully away at the "Poplars," Mernda, Ruth, the beloved wife of Walter Thomas, and second daughter of the late John James, of Morang, and mother of Mrs. D. Nicholson, of New Zealand; Mrs. Stanborough, of Preston; Walter Thomas, jun., of Ascotvale; Mrs. Muir, of Mernda; Mrs John Walpole, of Geelong; Mrs. John Killmister, of Picola; and Mrs. J. B. Leach, jun., of Mernda, aged 72 years. A colonist of 65 years." (ref Trove, The Argus Melbourne, Tues 22 Jun 1915)

Walter marr (2) 8 Mar 1916 in Victoria (Vic reg 1836) to Jane Barclay THOMAS (his cousin, see below), born 13 Aug 1860 at Rosebrook, Belfast, Victoria (Vic reg 14949) (daughter of David THOMAS and Mary GRIERSON).

"THOMAS - THOMAS. On the 8th March, 1916 at Rosebrook, Port Fairy, Walter, eldest son of the late Cr. Moses Thomas, of Mayfield, Mernda, and his wife, Janet Thomas, to Jean Barclay, youngest daughter of the late David and Mary Thomas, of Blair Athol, Rosebrook, Port Fairy." (ref Trove, The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Monday 10 April 1916)

The Evelyn Observer and Bourke East Record on Fri 24 March 1916 included an extensive article about the wedding and the celebrations just prior to it. See the attachment.

See photos of Walter alone, Walter and Ruth, and Walter and Jane including group photos which were taken on a later date.
Walter died 15 Sep 1932 at Whittlesea, Victoria (Vic reg 10795).

Ref The Argus 16 Sep 1932: "THOMAS - on the 15th September, at The Poplars, Mernda, Walter, relict of the late Ruth Thomas, and much loved father of Annie (Mrs Nicholson), Janet (Mrs Stanborough, deceased), Walter, Ruth (Mrs Muir), Amy (Mrs Walpole), Marion (Mrs Killmister) and Bessie (Mrs Leach), in his 88th year. - Until the day break, and the shadows flee away."

Ref The Argus 16 Sep 1932: "THOMAS - on the 15th September, at The Poplars, Mernda, Councillor Walter Thomas, J.P., beloved husband of Jean Barclay, and eldest son of the late Moses Thomas, in his 88th year. A colonist of 87 years. - At rest."

Ref The Argus 16 Sep 1932: "THOMAS - the Friends of the late COUNCILLOR WALTER THOMAS, J.P., are informed that his remains will be interred in the Whittlesea Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence, The Poplars, Mernda, this day (Friday) Sept 16th, at 2.30pm, arriving at the cemetery about 3 o'clock. W.G.Apps and Sons Pty Ltd".

According to local records of the Leader Newspaper," the obituary in the Leader following the passing of Cr. Walter Thomas, of "The Poplars", Mernda, aged 88 years on September 25, 1932 revealed that he had written several articles for the Leader under the nom de plume "Mernda". Along with the various positions mentioned in his articles, he also gave a 55 years service to Whittlesea Shire Council, was co-founder of the Whittlesea Show Society and a long-serving member of the Board of Advice and later School Committee of Mernda State School. "

Jane died 1950 at Cheltenham (Vic reg 3369).

Thomas Bible


IGI record


Ruth

Photos

Ruth's Will (pdf)




Walter Thomas wedding 1916.pdf


Walter

Jane
Jane
    Children by Ruth James:  
  1. Moses John THOMAS born 1865 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  2. Annie THOMAS born 1867 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  3. Janet THOMAS born 1870 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  4. Walter THOMAS born 1872 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  5. Ruth THOMAS born 1875 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  6. Amy THOMAS born 1877 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  7. Marion THOMAS born 1880 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  8. Aubrey Leonard THOMAS born 1883 at Yan Yean, Vic  
  9. Elizabeth Alice (Bess) THOMAS born 1884 at Yan Yean, Vic
 
2.   John Grierson THOMAS
Born 8 Nov 1846 (ref Thomas Bible) at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg BR JL/8087/33183).
Bapt 8 Dec 1846 (ref Thomas Bible), Presbyterian.

Marr 16 Nov 1878 (ref Thomas Bible) at Walhalla, Victoria (Vic reg 4364) to Emily SUTTON, born c1859 in Lincolnshire, England. He was a storekeeper at Walhalla (ref R.Muir).

Death reg of Emily Thomas 1893 at Toongabbie, Vic, dau of James Sutton & Jane Ranyard, aged 34 (ref Ancestry Australia Death Index 1893/4020).

John died 11 Jul 1912 (ref Thomas Bible) at Powlett River (ref R.Muir) in Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 11647). See his Funeral Card.
Thomas Bible





John's Funeral Card
    Children:  
  1. Marion THOMAS born 1879 at Walhalla, Victoria  
  2. Jessie THOMAS born 1880 at Walhalla, Victoria  
  3. Annie THOMAS born 1882 at Walhalla, Victoria  
  4. Jean THOMAS born 1884 at Toongabbie, Victoria  
  5. Emily THOMAS born 1886 at Toongabbie, Victoria  
  6. Grace THOMAS born c1888 in Victoria  
  7. John Ranyard THOMAS born 1890 at Toongabbie, Victoria  
  8. Florence May THOMAS born 1892 at Toongabbie, Victoria
 
3.   Mary THOMAS
Born 29 Nov 1848 (ref Thomas Bible) at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg BR JL/14422/33292).
Bapt 11 Dec 1848 (ref Thomas Bible).
Died 15 Dec 1848 (ref Thomas Bible) as infant.
Thomas Bible
4.   Janet THOMAS
Born 31 Oct 1849 (ref Thomas Bible) at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg JL/8707).
Bapt 15 Nov 1849 (ref Thomas Bible).
Died 9 Jul 1881 (ref Thomas Bible) at Northcote Asylum, Victoria (Vic reg 8366).
Not married. The graves of Janet and of her mother Janet are together at the Melbourne General Cemetery.
Ref The Argus 12 Jul 1881: "THOMAS: On the 9th inst, at Melbourne, Janet, the eldest daughter of the late Moses Thomas, of Morang, aged 31 years."

The gravestone at Melbourne General Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, Compartment G, Graves 8 and 10, contains the following inscription. The exact layout of the words is on the attached file. Those buried in the grave were family members John Grierson (1778-1855), Mary Grierson nee Burgess (1789-1870), Janet Thomas nee Grierson (1824-1861) [daughter], Janet Thomas (1849-1881) [granddaughter], James Burgess (1794-1872) [Mary's brother], Robert Jones (1856-1856) [great-grandchild], and their friend John Buchanan Davie.
Thomas Bible





See pdf of
headstone transcription
5.   May McEwan THOMAS
Born 20 Jan 1852 (ref Thomas Bible) at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg BR JL9444).

Marr 28 Feb 1872 (ref Thomas Bible) in Victoria (Vic reg 894) to Alexander HORNE, born 1851, died 1933 at Nth Carlton, Victoria (Vic reg 9434).

May died 2 May 1919 at Carlton North, Victoria (Vic reg 5774).
Thomas Bible
    Children:  
  1. Janet HORNE born 1872 at Northcote, Vic  
  2. Alexander HORNE born 1874 at Northcote, Vic  
  3. Moses Thomas HORNE born 1875 at Northcote, Vic  
  4. Mary (May) McEwan HORNE born 1878 at Northcote, Vic  
  5. Elsie HORNE born 1880 at Emerald Hill, Vic  
  6. John Percy HORNE born 1882 at Emerald Hill, Vic  
  7. James Stanley HORNE born 1884 at Melbourne Sth, Vic  
  8. Mary Elizabeth HORNE born 1886 at Brunswick, Vic  
  9. Frederick William HORNE born 1888 at Brunswick, Vic  
  10. Minnie Isabel HORNE born 1890 at Brunswick East, Vic  
  11. Effie Lilian HORNE born 1893 at Brunswick, Vic
 
6.   Mary Grierson THOMAS
Born 14 Jul 1854 (ref Thomas Bible) at River Plenty (Morang), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg BR 3467).
Bapt 27 Sep 1854 (ref Thomas Bible).

Marr 1885 in Victoria (Vic reg 949) to Robert SLESSAR, born c1858 in Melbourne, Victoria, died 1916 at Brunswick North, Victoria (Vic reg 8997). Refer to Robert's Will.

Mary died 9 Oct 1939 at Packenham, Victoria (Vic reg 19268).
"DEATHS. SLESSAR.- On the 9th October, at Pakenham, Mary Greerson [sic], beloved wife of the late Robert Slessar, and mother of Robert (deceased), Walter (deceased), Mrs. Atkinson, and Mrs. Webster. Peace." (ref Trove, The Argus, Wed 11 Oct 1939)
Thomas Bible


Robert's will (pdf)
    Children:  
  1. Robert SLESSAR born 1886 at Waaia, Vic  
  2. Maggie May SLESSAR born 1887 at Waaia, Vic  
  3. Marion Isabelle SLESSAR born 1890 at Cowra, NSW  
  4. Walter John SLESSAR born 1896 at Cowra, NSW
 
7.   Mosina THOMAS
Born 27 Sep 1856 (ref Thomas Bible) at River Plenty (Morang), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg BR 1650/1857).

Marr 27 Mar 1882 (ref Thomas Bible) in Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 836) to George BLAND, born 6 Jan 1861 at Yarram, Victoria (Vic reg 10762).

George died 8 Aug 1919 (family source). Death reg of George Bland 1919 at Yarram, son of Abraham Bland & Hriet [Harriet] (Bullett) age 58 (Vic reg 15562).

Mosina died 3 Dec 1934 (ref newspaper). Death reg of Mosina Bland 1934 at Yarram, Victoria, dau of Moses Thomas & Janet (Grierson) age 78 (Vic reg 19337).
"DEATHS. BLAND.- On the 3rd December at Yarram, Mosina, wife of the late George Bland, and loved mother of George, Harry, Hugh, Theo, and Bob." (ref Trove The Argus Sat 8 Dec 1934)
Thomas Bible
    Children:  
  1. George Abraham BLAND born 1883 at Tarraville, Vic  
  2. Harry Arnold BLAND born 1885 at Tarraville, Vic  
  3. Hugh Raymond BLAND born 1887 at Tarraville, Vic  
  4. Theodore James BLAND born 1889 at Tarraville, Vic  
  5. Robert William BLAND born 1893 at Tarraville, Vic
 
    Issue of Mary Grierson and David Thomas  
1.   Mary THOMAS
Born 2 Jan 1848 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia.
Marr 1870 at Rosebrook, Victoria (Vic reg 762) to William WHITE, born c1845 in Fermanagh, Ireland, occupation pastoralist, Warrnambool. William was a son of Thomas White and Margaret Moran and migrated to Victoria in 1854 on the Clipper 'Mermaid' with some other family members.
The marriage was 25 Mar 1870 according to son David's birth certificate.
Mary died 6 Aug 1917 at Warrnambool, Victoria (Vic reg 10686).
William died 2 Mar 1922 at Sister Ingpen's Private Hospital, Warrnambool (Vic reg 3496). He was buried at Tower Hill Cemetery. (Details about William from his death certificate.)
 
    Children:  
  1. William WHITE born 1871 at Tower Hill, Victoria  
  2. Mary WHITE born 1872 at Allansford, Victoria  
  3. Thomas WHITE born 1874 at Allansford, Victoria  
  4. Margaret WHITE born 1875 at Allansford, Victoria  
  5. David James WHITE born 1876 at Purnim, Victoria  
  6. Walter WHITE born 1878 at Purnim, Victoria  
  7. Jane WHITE born 1880 at Purnim, Victoria  
  8. Margery WHITE born 1882 at Purnim, Victoria  
  9. Edward WHITE born 1884 at Warrnambool, Victoria  
  10. Janet WHITE born 1887 at Warrnambool, Victoria  
  11. Georgina Emily WHITE born 1889 at Warrnambool, Victoria  
  12. Annie WHITE born 1890 at Warrnambool, Victoria  
  13. Flora WHITE born 1893 at Warrnambool, Victoria
 
2.   Margery McEwan THOMAS
Born 12 Sep 1850 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia.
Marr 6 Jan 1879 in Victoria (Vic reg 624) to Malcolm McKINNON, born Victoria.
Malcolm and Margery McKinnon are in the 1903 Vic Electoral Roll at Carron (Wimmera) which is south of Watchem.
Margery died 1939 at Watchem, Victoria (Vic reg 17833). Watchem is near Donald.
Margery McEwan and Malcolm McKinnon are buried at Watchem Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, Row no 1, Site 38 (near their eldest daughter). See website
http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/buloke/wetchamsite.htm
for Watchem Cemetery burial layout.
 
    Children:  
  1. Mary Catherine McDonald McKINNON born 1879 at Donald, Vic  
  2. Catherine McKINNON born 1881 at Donald, Vic  
  3. Lachlan McKINNON born 1883 at Donald, Vic  
  4. Mary Ann (Marion) McKINNON born 1885 at Donald, Vic  
  5. Georgina McKINNON born 1887 at Donald, Vic  
  6. May McKINNON born 1890 at Donald, Victoria
 
3.   Margaret Graham THOMAS
Born 7 Aug 1852 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia.
Marr 2 May 1873 at Scotch Manse, Belfast, Victoria (Vic reg 1847) to Robert CRAIG, born c1851 at Co Tyrone, Ireland, son of Robert and Isabella Craig. Robert's occupation was Teacher and he taught at Bahgallah near Casterton between Mar 1877 and 1888. Other residences were Port Fairy, Casterton, Miners Rest and Geelong. (ref Daryl Povey 2007)

Robert was buried 1 Sep 1915 at Fawkner Pres Comp A 347.
Margaret died 14 Sep 1926 at Brunswick, Victoria (Vic reg 8705), buried Fawkner Pres Comp A 347.
 
    Children:  
  1. Alfred CRAIG born 1874 at Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria  
  2. May CRAIG born 1875 at Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria  
  3. Bertha CRAIG born 1876 at Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria  
  4. Adrian Ernest CRAIG born 1878 at Casterton, Victoria  
  5. Robert Walter David CRAIG born 1880 at Casterton, Victoria  
  6. Cyril Gordon CRAIG born 1891 at Miners Rest, near Ballarat, Victoria
 
4.   Janet THOMAS
Born 30 Jun 1854 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 4895).
Marr 2 Apr 1891 in Victoria (Vic reg 3664) to John McLEOD. He was born at Inverness, Scotland (ref marriage reg).
Janet died 31 July 1937 at Camperdown, Victoria (Vic reg 15919).
 
    Children:  
  1. Mary McLEOD born 1892 at Lorne, Victoria  
  2. Angus McLEOD born 1894 at Lorne, Victoria  
  3. David Thomas Keith McLEOD born 1897 at Lorne, Victoria
 
5.   Walter THOMAS
Born 11 Nov 1856 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 13255).
Walter was appointed an executor of the Will of his mother Mary Grierson (Thomas) in 1900 and was listed as Farmer in the Will.
Marr 18 Mar 1915 in Victoria (Vic reg 634) to Jane FAULKNER.
Walter died 6 Nov 1932 at Sea Lake, Victoria (Vic reg 12191).
 
    Children:  
  1. Mary Eileen THOMAS born 1915 at Sea Lake, Victoria  
  2. Walter John Grierson THOMAS born 1918 at Sea Lake, Victoria  
    AND TWO OTHERS  
6.   John Grierson THOMAS
Born 10 Oct 1858 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 18078).
Died 28 Jul 1920 at Bendigo, Victoria (Vic reg 8825).
The name Grierson is found in his death reg and burial.
Bur at Bendigo Cemetery, Sect MON F1, Grave 24742.
Ref The Argus 12 Oct 1920: "Wills and estates. John Grierson Thomas, of Sea Lake, farmer, who died on July 28, left by will dated January 29, 1916, real estate valued at 50 pounds and personal property valued at five pounds (?) to his brothers."
 
7.   Georgina Grierson THOMAS
Born 13 Aug 1860 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 14948).
Twin of Jane (below).
Died 25 Feb 1933 at Rosebrook, Victoria (Vic reg 13121), buried at Port Fairy.
Not married.
 
8.   Jane Barclay THOMAS
Born 13 Aug 1860 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 14949).
Twin of Georgina (above).
Marr 8 Mar 1916 in Victoria (Vic reg 1836) to Walter THOMAS (her cousin, see above), born 19 Oct 1844 at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg JL/7761) (son of Moses THOMAS and Janet GRIERSON).
Walter died 15 Sep 1932 at Whittlesea (Vic reg 10795).
Jane died 1950 at Cheltenham, Victoria (Vic reg 3369).
No issue.

Jane


Walter
9.   James THOMAS
Born 18 Aug 1862 at Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 19191).

Marr 8 Dec 1908 at Port Fairy, Victoria (Vic reg 8834) to Flora MUIR. She was born 17 Mar 1890 at Dimboola, Victoria (Vic reg 12109), dau of Lachlan Muir of Mt Eccles and Euphemia Pender Gallagher.

James died 4 Aug 1938 at Port Fairy, Victoria (Vic reg 16867), buried Port Fairy Cemetery.
Flora died 13 Jun 1975 at Bessiebelle, Victoria (Vic reg 15409), buried Port Fairy Cemetery.
 
    Children:  
  1. Walter James THOMAS born 1909 at Bessibelle, Victoria  
  2. Euphemia Mary THOMAS born 1910 at Bessibelle, Victoria  
  3. William David THOMAS born 1914 at Macarthur, Victoria  
  4. Margaret Jean THOMAS born 1917 at Macarthur, Victoria
 
10.   David William THOMAS
Born 19 Nov 1864 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 796 of 1865).
Died 2 May 1936 at Macarthur, Victoria (Vic reg 15723), buried Port Fairy Cemetery.
 
11.   Moses THOMAS
Born 7 Jan 1867 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 791).

Marr 12 Sep 1924 at Hamilton at the age of 57 to Annie May MILLARD (Vic reg 9006). Annie was born 28 Jul 1899 at Dunmore, Victoria (ref FamilySearch).

His usual residence at death was Bessiebelle (Western Victoria), and he was a farmer (ref his DC).
Moses died 24 Jun 1945 at Hamilton Base Hospital, Victoria (Vic reg 18649), buried Port Fairy Cemetery.
Annie died 15 Oct 1963 at Heywood, Vic (ref FamilySearch).

Issue 5 children from 1925.
 
12.   William George THOMAS
Born 22 Aug 1869 at Rosebrook, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 13791).
Died 24 Jul 1938 at "Blair Athol", Rosebrook, Victoria (Vic reg 16865), buried Port Fairy Cemetery.
 
    Issue of Catherine Primrose Scott Grierson and John Parrott Cockerell  
1.   Mary COCKERELL
Born 21 Sep 1851 at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 9201/33437).

Marr 1889 at Collingwood, Victoria (Vic reg 8281) to Thomas James HICKS, born 27 Jun 1845 at Bulleen, Victoria, son of Thomas Hicks & Eliza Ridler (ref FamilySearch). His birth was reg in 1845 (records for Vic show up as NSW). It was his second marriage, and details of the first one are on the FamilySearch tree.

Thomas died 6 Jun 1920.
Mary died 18 Jul 1934 at Whittlesea, Victoria (Vic reg 17329), buried Yan Yean Cemetery.
 
    Children:  
  1. Mabel Grierson HICKS born 1891 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  2. Hilda Mary Agnes HICKS born 1892 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  3. Elsie May HICKS born 1895 at Yan Yean, Victoria
 
2.   William COCKERELL
Born 1853 (twin) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Marr 1881 in Victoria (Vic reg 3838) to Agnes BUTCHER, born 1859 at Toorarong, Victoria (Vic reg 1928). Agnes was dau of Thomas Butcher and Agnes Wright; Agnes was dau of Isabella Scott, from whom the name Scott very likely descended, although it may also have come from Catherine Primrose Scott Grierson. .

William died 1927 at Fitzroy N., Victoria (Vic reg 5395), buried 6 May 1927 at Coburg Cemetery.
Agnes died 1936 at Northcote, Victoria (Vic reg 2542), buried 1 Apr 1936 at Coburg Cemetery.
 
    Children:  
  1. George Thomas COCKERELL born 1882 at Whittlesea, Victoria  
  2. Catherine Scott COCKERELL born 1883 at Whittlesea, Victoria  
  3. Sarah Ann COCKERELL born 1885 at Whittlesea, Victoria  
  4. William John COCKERELL born 1886 at Whittlesea, Victoria  
  5. James Edwin Mason COCKERELL born 1891 at Whittlesea, Victoria  
  6. Frederick Sinclair COCKERELL born 1897 at Werribee, Victoria
 
3.   John COCKERELL
Born 1853 (twin) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Died young.
 
4.   John Grierson COCKERELL
Born 1855 at Yan Yean/Morang, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 10045).

Marr 1882 in Victoria (Vic reg 6103) to Evelyn Elizabeth Birkett VIPONT. She was a daughter of Thomas Birkett & Elizabeth Buxton, and her birth was reg 1858 as unnamed female at Kalkallo, Victoria (Vic reg 11280). (Kalkallo is a town in Victoria 33 km north of Melbourne CBD; Kinlochewe Post Office opened in 1850, was renamed Donnybrook in 1854 and Kalkallo in 1874.) Evelyn's marriage record in 1882 says that she was born at Kinlochewe. Her brother John Joseph Vipont's birth in 1861 was registered at 'Kinlock Ew' which is obviously the same place.

Evelyn died 12 Mar 1919 at Colac, Victoria (Vic reg 1339), buried 14 Mar 1919 at Apollo Bay cemetery (ref Apollo Bay cem register).

John's occupation was Farmer.
John died 7 Jul 1929 at Colac, Victoria (Vic reg 9107), buried 9 Jul 1929 at Apollo Bay cemetery (ref Apollo Bay cem register).
Apollo Bay cem
    Children:  
  1. Evelyn Elizabeth COCKERELL born 1883 at Collingwood, Victoria  
  2. John William Grierson COCKERELL born 1884 at Fitzroy, Victoria  
  3. Mary Beatrice COCKERELL born 1886 at Collingwood, Victoria  
  4. Mary Emma COCKERELL born 1888 at Fitzroy North, Victoria  
  5. Catherine Primrose Scott COCKERELL born 1891 at Fitzroy North, Victoria  
  6. Arthur Roy COCKERELL born 1895 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  7. Gladys Ethel Jean COCKERELL born 1900 at Yan Yean, Victoria
 
5.   Moses COCKERELL
Born 1857 at Morang/Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 13936).

Marr (1) 1883 in Victoria (Vic reg 4782) to Margaret JONES (his relative, daughter of Sarah BROADFOOT and John Robert JONES, see further up this page, born 1857, died 1884 at Fitzroy North, Victoria (Vic reg 1114).
Marr (2) 1888 in Victoria (Vic reg 1706) to Margaret WELSH, born 1866 at Yan Yean, Victoria, daughter of Dundas Welsh and Mary Waldock (Vic reg 12248 and other information), died 27 Aug 1950 at Preston, Victoria (Vic reg 10289), buried Yan Yean Cemetery.

See
Cockerell Photo Page for a group photograph of the family, approximately 1900.

Moses died 1929 at Yan Yean, Victoria (Vic reg 12695), buried 21 Jul 1929 at Yan Yean Cemetery.
Ref The Argus 19 Jul 1930: "In memoriam. Cockerell. In sad but loving memory of my dear husband and our dear father, Moses, who passed away at Mernda on the 19th July, 1929. (Sadly missed. Inserted by his loving wife and family.)"

"OBITUARY. IN MEMORIAM. MR. MOSES COCKERELL. There passes away at Mernda on Friday, July 19, a life-long resident of the Mernda district in the person of the late Moses Cockerell, a member of one of the oldest families in the district. The deceased was a native of the district and an inspector under the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works at the time of his death. He took ill on March 18 and died on July 19 at his residence at Separation, Mernda. He was for many years in the board's employ, and had been an inspector for eight years, being kept on until he was 71 years of age. The board behaved liberally to their old and valued employe. The deceased was married, and leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn his death. He was a very old and respected member of the Loyal Cornucopia Lodge, M.U.I.O.O.F., of which lodge his father was one of the first members. The deceased was probably the best liked of the numerous employes of the board, as whether as a worker or an officer he gained the esteem and respect of those with whom he came in contact. His funeral on Sunday, July 21, was very largely attended. He was buried in the Yan Yean general cemetery, the coffin-bearers being Messrs. G. Cockerell, T. Smith, C. Vipont and M. Hannuske (nephews). The pall-bearers were Messrs. James Thomas, D Macdonald, A.V. Wood, Albert Owens, James Giddens and A. Jones. Mr. Peters, the Presbyterian missionary, officiated at the grave, and the beautiful and impressive service of the M.U.I.O.O.F. was efficiently and capably read by Mr. James Thomas, the Noble Grand of the lodge." (ref Trove, Advertiser (Hurstbridge), Fri 9 Aug 1929)


Moses

Margaret Jones

    Children by Margaret Jones:  
  1. Sarah Margaret Ethel COCKERELL born 1884 at Fitzroy, Victoria  
    Children by Margaret Welsh:  
  2. Albert Victor COCKERELL born 1888 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  3. Mary Waldock COCKERELL born 1890 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  4. Harold John COCKERELL born 1892 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  5. Margaret Mosena COCKERELL born 1894 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  6. Arthur Dundas COCKERELL born 1897 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  7. Moses Arnold COCKERELL born 1901 at Yan Yean, Victoria
 
6.   Janet COCKERELL
Born 1860 at Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 2013).

Marr 1884 in Victoria (Vic reg 2961) to John SMITH, born 18 Jul 1860 at Templestowe, Victoria (ref FamilySearch), died 1921, buried 14 Feb 1921 at Yan Yean Cemetery.

Janet died 4 Feb 1932 at Preston, Victoria (Vic reg 3269), buried 9 Feb 1932 at Yan Yean Cemetery.
"SMITH. - On the 4th February, at her residence, Crispe-street, Preston, N.19, Janet, widow of the late John Smith, of Mernda; loving mother of Thomas, Kitty, Beatrice (Mrs. S. V. Whitta), Leslie, Janet (Mrs. R. A. Smith), Aubrey and Ruth (Mrs. Kiernan), aged 72 years." (ref Trove, The Age, Saturday 6 Feb 1932)

"MERNDA. Death has recently claimed two very old residents of the district, the first being Mrs Janet Smith, late of "Rose Hill," Mernda, who was born in Mernda and lived all her life there until about three months ago when her home, "Rose Hill," was sold and she went to Preston to live. She was buried at the Yan Yean General Cemetery and a special service was held in the Mayfield Presbyterian Church of which the deceased lady had been a close attendant and a member during her long life. The Rev. Mr.Anderson, of Preston, and the Rev. I. G. Raff, a former minister of the Mernda Church assisted by Mr. Mitchell, the missionary in charge, gave special addresses testifying to the good Christian life of the deceased lady and her never-failing kindness to the church." (ref Trove, Advertiser [Hurstbridge], Fri 11 Mar 1932)


Janet
    Children:  
  1. Thomas SMITH born 1885 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  2. Catherine Grierson SMITH born 1887 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  3. Mary Beatrice SMITH born 1890 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  4. John Leslie SMITH born 1892 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  5. Janet Moffatt SMITH born 1896 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  6. Aubrey Leonard SMITH born 1898 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  7. Ruth Eleanor SMITH born 1902 at Yan Yean, Victoria
 
7.   Catherine COCKERELL
Born 12 Dec 1862 at 'Rosebank', Mernda (ref N.Symons).
Birth reg at Morang/Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 5486 of 1863).

Marr 8 Nov 1882 in Victoria (Vic reg 5735) to David William Passmore EDWARDS. David was born 14 Mar 1861 at Collingwood, Victoria (Vic reg 5437). David was a son of Thomas Passmore Edwards and Sarah Podbury, and lived with his parents at 65 Rose Street, Fitzroy. David became a carpenter and coach builder. David and Catherine were married by Rev. William Souter on Nov 8, 1882 at the Cockerell property, "Rosebank", Mernda. They lived at 65 Rose Street Fitzroy with David's parents Thomas and Sarah. David was employed at the railway workshop at Newport and they lived at Williamstown at the birth of their fourth child. Later they lived at Bendigo. Then David moved to Meeniyan in 1893 to select land in the village settlement, and the Catherine and the four children (Orlando had died) came to Meeniyan on 29 Mar 1894 on the Great Southern Railway. (Ref Nancy Symons, a granddaughter, 2009)

In addition to the 9 children listed below, David and Catherine adopted the son of David Edward's sister Amelia and Antemas Martin, who were deceased. He was born Walter Fredrick Martin on 29 Jul 1896 and was given the name Orlando Edwards after their son who died aged 3 months. Orlando joined the AIF, served in France, and was killed in action 18 Aug 1916, buried at Villers Brettoneux, where his name is commemorated.

David died 1930 at Meeniyan, Victoria (Vic reg 6070), buried 26 Apr 1930 at Meeniyan Cemetery (ref Meeniyan cem register).

Catherine died 21 Feb 1953 at Leongatha, Victoria (Vic reg 17006), bur 23 Feb 1953 at Meeniyan Cemetery (ref Meeniyan cem register).

Nancy Symons notes in her memoirs that in 1972 one hundred and sixty seven descendants of David and Catherine Edwards, with their families, attended the Family Reunion at Meeniyan.


Catherine (Kitty)


David




Meeniyan cem
    Children:  
  1. John Thomas Passmore EDWARDS born 1883 at Fitzroy, Victoria  
  2. Orlando David William EDWARDS born 1885 at Sandhurst, Victoria  
  3. Rubina Podbury EDWARDS born 1887 at Fitzroy, Victoria  
  4. Sarah Catherine EDWARDS born 1889 at Williamstown, Victoria  
  5. George Henry EDWARDS born 1891 at Fitzroy North, Victoria  
  6. Mary Hilda EDWARDS born 1895 at Meeniyan, Victoria  
  7. David William EDWARDS born 1898 at Meeniyan, Victoria  
  8. Violet May EDWARDS born 1900 at Meeniyan, Victoria  
  9. Charles Grierson EDWARDS born 1902 at Meeniyan, Victoria
 
8.   Robert COCKERELL
Born 1865 at Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 6037).

Marr (1) 1890 in Victoria (Vic reg 2449) to Mary Priscilla JOLLEY. Birth reg of Mary Jolley 1865 at "WALL", dau of John Jolley and Eliza (Poulter) (Vic reg 25492).
Death reg of Mary Pricilla Cockerell 1903 at Campbellfield, dau of Jno Jolly & Eliza (Poulter), age 37 (Vic reg 4900).
She died 1903 at Campbellfield, Victoria (Vic reg 4900).

Marr (2) 29 Aug 1904 at Coburg, Victoria (Vic reg 5019) to Annie PHELAN, born 1874 at Coburg, Victoria (Vic reg 7818), dau of Daniel Phelan and Jane Walsh.
Robert died 1943 at Swan Hill, Victoria, bur 7 Dec 1943 at Swan Hill Cemetery, Victoria (Vic reg 22782 and Swan Hill Cem microfiche).
Annie died 1945 at Coburg, Victoria (Vic reg 11842).

He had a blacksmith and farrier business in Swan Hill (family sources).

Robert


Mary
    Children by Mary Priscilla Jolley:  
  1. Edith May COCKERELL born 1890 at Epping, Victoria  
  2. Eliza Mary COCKERELL born 1892 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  3. John Robert COCKERELL born 1893 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  4. Albert Edward COCKERELL born 1897 at Campbellfield, Victoria  
  5. Charles Ernest COCKERELL born 1900 at Campbellfield, Victoria  
  6. George Leslie COCKERELL born 1902 at Campbellfield, Victoria  
    Children by Annie Phelan:  
  7. Leonard Lachlan COCKERELL born 1905 at Coburg, Victoria  
  8. Alphonse Edward COCKERELL born 1908 at Swan Hill, Victoria  
  9. Veronica COCKERELL born 1911 at Swan Hill, Victoria  
  10. William Joseph Aubrey COCKERELL born 1912 at Swan Hill, Victoria
 
9.   Annie COCKERELL
Born 1867 at Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 6513 of 1868).

Marr 1891 at Yan Yean, Victoria (Vic reg 5884) to William Henry Ewing Birkett VIPONT, born 1863 at Carlton, son of Thomas Birkett Vipont & Elizabeth Buxton.
William died 27 Sep 1906 at Krambruk/Apollo Bay, Victoria (Vic reg 13580), buried Krambruk/Apollo Bay Cemetery.
"APOLLO BAY, Friday. - Mr. William Ewing Vipont, a dairyman, was returning to his home at Wild Dog Creek last night, when he was thrown from his horse, through the girth breaking. He was killed immediately. He leaves a wife and a family of seven children." (ref TROVE, The Argus, Saturday 29 Sep 1906)

Annie died 8 Aug 1951 at Colac, Victoria (Vic reg 20704).

Annie
    Children:  
  1. William John BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1892 at Newport, Victoria  
  2. Thomas Leslie BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1893 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  3. Annie VIPONT born 1895 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  4. Charles Herbert BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1896 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  5. Samuel Archibald Ernest BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1898 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
  6. Elizabeth Grierson BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1901 at Newport, Victoria  
  7. Evelyn BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1903 at Newport, Victoria  
  8. George Robert BIRKETT-VIPONT born 1906 at Krambruk, Victoria
 
10.   Jane McGregor COCKERELL
Born 1870 at Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 12779).

Had a child prior to her marriage.
Marr 1906 in Victoria (Vic reg 1410) to Lewis BOSANKO. Birth reg of Lewis Bosanko Jun qtr 1866 at Helston dist, Cornwall (ref FreeBMD). Bap of Lewis Bosanko 3 May 1867 at Sithney, Cornwall, son of John & Buritta Bosanko; residence Lowertown; Miner (ref Cornwall OPC). His parents were John Bosanko and Buritta Menallack (ref Cornwall OPC marriage). The spelling of his name varies, being Louis in the 1871 & 1881 census, and in the shipping record for his arrival in March 1888 in the vessel Ormuz.

Jane died 22 Dec 1915 at Melbourne East, Victoria (Vic reg 14518), buried Coburg Cemetery.
Death reg of Louis Besanko 1945 at Cheltenham, Victoria, age 83, son of Jno Besanto & unknown Buretta [sic] (ref Vic reg 4275).
 
    Child by unknown:  
  1. John Harold COCKERELL born 1897 at Yan Yean, Victoria  
    Children by Lewis Bosanko:  
  2. Louis Francis Leonard BOSANKO born 1907 at Carlton, Victoria  
  3. Mary Ethel May BOSANKO born 1910 at Campbellfield, Victoria  
  4. Hilda Amy Elsie BOSANKO born 1913 at Brunswick, Victoria
 
11.   George James COCKERELL
Born 1872 at Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 27340).

Marr 1901 in Victoria (Vic reg 6502) to Frances Ada Elizabeth BODYCOAT, born 1879 in Victoria, dau of John Bodycoat & Eleanor Dodd (Vic reg 20295); died 10 Aug 1940 at Heidelberg, Victoria (Vic reg 7691), buried Yan Yean Cemetery. Some records have her without the name Frances, but both her birth and her marriage include the name.

George died 25 May 1963 at Mernda, Victoria (Vic reg 10218), buried Yan Yean Cemetery.
See Memorial at Yan Yean Cemetery: "COCKERELL. IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ADA/ DIED \par 10TH AUG 1940, AGED 61 / GEORGE / DIED 25TH MAY 1963, AGED 90"
 
    Children:  
  1. Grace Eleanor COCKERELL born 1902 at Carlton, Victoria  
  2. George Stuart COCKERELL born 1906 at Yan Yean, Victoria
 
12.   Charles COCKERELL
Born 9 Nov 1875 at Yan Yean.
Birth reg 1876 at Yan Yean, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 6303).

Marr 1901 in Victoria (Vic reg 7428) to Ethel MASTERS. Ethel is given the middle name 'Florence' in some documentation, but in the marriage certificate of her son Charles, where asked for full maiden name, her name is given as 'Ethel Masters'.
A description of the wedding follows:
"COCKERELL - MASTERS. A pretty country wedding took place at Separation township, Morang, on Christmas Day. The bridegroom was Mr. Charles Cockerell, of Campbellfield, youngest son of Mr. John Cockerell, of South Yan Yean, and the bride, Miss Ethel Masters, sixth daughter of Mr. F.W. Masters, of Gunbower. The ceremony, which took place at the residence of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Masters, sen., was performed in the presence of a fair number of guests by the Rev. R.A. Green, B.A., of the Morang Presbyterian Church. The bride was very prettily dressed in a costume of soft cream material trimmed with silk and wore a wreath and veil. The pleasing duties of bridesmaid and groomsman were satisfactorily carried out by Miss Cockerell and Mr. A. Bate respectively. After the knot was tied the party adjourned for the wedding repast to a commodious marquee formed by an immense tarpaulin stretched over a wooden framework. The usual toasts were observed, and with many good wishes, and not a little rice, the guests said farewell to the happy couple." (ref Trove, Evelyn Observer Fri 3 Jan 1902)

Ethel was born 19 May 1879 at Torrumbarry, Victoria (Vic reg 19897). Her birth certificate has the name Athel Masters, daughter of Frederick Masters & Emma Offord (ref Ancestry Births & Baptisms). The marriage of her parents registered in 1865 gives the names Frederic Masters and Emma Offord TAYLOR. The slab hut built near Gunbower by Frederick Masters in 1860 was occupied by himself, his wife and 12 children and is now (in 2014) heritage listed.

There is a photo of Ethel and her brother Frederick Thomas Masters.
She died 15 Apr 1959 at Vaucluse Private Hospital, Coburg, Victoria (Vic reg 4461), buried 17 Apr 1959 at Fawkner Crem.

Charles died 12 Dec 1963 at "The Glen" Finchley Ave, Glenroy; death reg at "Glen", Victoria (Vic reg 26776), buried 16 Dec 1963 at Fawkner Crem.
Specific dates ref B.Madden nee Morgan 2014.

Ethel
    Children:  
  1. Catherine Emma COCKERELL born 1903 at Richmond, Victoria  
  2. Florence Lillian COCKERELL born 1904 at Campbellfield, Victoria  
  3. Ethel May COCKERELL born 1905 at Richmond, Victoria  
  4. Edith Kathleen COCKERELL born 1907 at Brunswick, Victoria  
  5. Gladys Annie COCKERELL born 1909 at Campbellfield, Victoria  
  6. Charles Thomas Kitchener COCKERELL born 1915 at Brunswick North, Victoria  

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