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Note:

Current No. in the Burial Register is the interment number of that person.

Previous No. is the interment number of the person previously or subsequently interred in the same grave.



Baker, James, Helenora May, Lucy Alexandra, Hannah, Frederick William

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James Baker

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1618 902 05-10-1898 Baker, James 63
M1 217/218  -
902 1618 22-12-1916 Baker, Helenora May 55
M1 218  -
-
1967 12-01-1923 Baker, Hannah 79
M1 217  -
-
2794 10-07-1937 Baker, Frederick William  -
M1 217  -

Inscription:
In / loving memory / of / James / Beloved husband of / Hannah Baker / died 5th Octr 1898 / aged 63 years. / Also their daughters / Lucy Alexandra / died 20th Octr 1907 / aged 40 years / Helena May / died 21st Decr 1916 aged 34 years. / With Christ which is far better. / Also the above / Hannah Baker / died 11th Jan. 1923 aged 79 years. / Also Frederick William / son of above / died 10th July 1937 aged 71.

Notes:
* No Burial Register entry for Lucy Alexandra Baker.
* Discrepancy in spelling of Helenora/Helena and in her age at death.
Links:
Image:
10302 (10-15)
Biography:
James Baker was born on the 24-2-1836 in Cambridgeshire, England. With his wife Hannah, nee Hobson, he migrated to New South Wales, remaining for 3 years. They moved to Heidelberg in Victoria where he carried out farming. In 1868 he selected 80 acres cnr Baker and Queens roads [Wandin district] establishing an orchard and nursery . . [He] opened the first district post office at his home in 1874, and was the first registrar of births and deaths . . in 1890s he developed a new seedling chrysanthemum naming it Pride of Madford . . the first such seedling raised in Australia to receive distinction in England . . [He] also propagated a new apple variety, naming it William Anderson. He was a JP and shire councillor from 1880-89, being Shire President in 1885 and 1886. The Bakers had 4 sons Frederick, James, Arthur and Francis, and 5 daughters Lucy (Mrs S. Woods), Ellen, Beatrice (Mrs J. Pomeroy), Mildred (Mrs W. Pomeroy), and Helena. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]
Funeral notice:
Baker – The friends of the James Baker JP are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Lilydale cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence 'Cleveland', Wandin Yallock, this day (Friday) 7th October at 12 o'clock. Burton and Sons, undertakers, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 07-10-1898]

Helena May Baker

Death notice:
Baker – On the 21st December 1916, at Balwyn, Helena May Baker, youngest daughter of Mrs and the late Mr James Baker, of Wandin. Rest, sweet rest. [Lilydale Express 05-01-1917]
Bereavement Notice:
Mrs Baker and family wish to convey their sincere and heartfelt thanks to their many friends for sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. [Lilydale Express 05-01-1917]

Hannah Baker

Death notice:
Baker – On the 11th January, at private hospital, Lilydale, Hannah, relict of the late James Baker of Wandin, aged 79 years. Peace, perfect peace. [The Argus 12-01-1923 pg1]
Funeral notice:
The friends of the late Mrs Hannah Baker are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Lilydale cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave from Deschamps Avenue, Lilydale this day (Friday) at 2.30pm. Burton Bros., undertakers. [The Argus 12-01-1923 pg1]
Obituary:
We regret to record the death of Mrs Hannah Baker, relic of the late James Baker of Wandin, which occurred at the Lilydale Private Hospital yesterday (Thursday) . . Mrs Baker who had resided at Wandin for the last 40 years where she was universally esteemed . . her health declined and she was removed to the hospital . . but gradually sank and quietly passed away . . the funeral cortege will leave the hospital, Deschamp Avenue at 2.30pm sharp for the cemetery.[Lilydale Express 12-01-1923]

References: Lilydale Express 7-10-1898 and 05-01-1917; The Argus 12-1-1923; Wandin its origins and Early Development, A and N Lord.



Balding, Annie

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
622 28-09-1891 Balding, Annie 39 W1
279
 -
 
Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Ann Balding / died 28th Sep 1891 aged 39 years. / Also her husband / Alfred Balding / interred at Ballarat.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10331 (11-8)
Death notice:

Balding – Annie, wife of Alfred Balding, who died from inflammation of the lungs at her residence, Gruyere, on the 28th ult., aged 39 years. [Lilydale Express 2-10-1891]
References: Lilydale Express 2-10-1891.


Barelli, Emily
McGuiness, Donald
Summerville, Ernest Amer 

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Emily Barelli

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
407 378 13-12-1885 Barelli, Emily 63
B1 210  -
457/378 407 -2-1887 McGuiness, Donald 3m
B1 210  -
407/378 457 17-02-1888 Summerville, Ernest Amer 7wks
B1 210  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / our dear mother / Emmela / Barelli / died 11th Decr 1885 / aged 63 years.

Notes: Burial Register shows Emily while headstone is Emmela.
Links:
Image No:
10289 (10-20)

No information.

Donald McGuiness

No information.

Ernest Amer Summerville

No information.



Bennier, Marion Jane Jenner

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2205 22-03-1928 Bennier, Marian Jane Jenner 38
W1
22
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Marion / died 22nd March 1928 / aged 38 years / wife of / Norman Bennier / only daughter of / H. and J. Wardell

Notes: *Burial Register spells it Marian while the headstone has it as Marion.
Links:
Image:
10310 (10-23)
Obituary:
The death occurred at her residence of Mrs N. Bennier after a very long illness. [She] was the only daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Wardell, and has been a patient sufferer for some years. She was born at Charlton and was 38. She married 14 years ago but had no family. [She] was a great worker for the Methodist Church. The funeral will take place today with remains being interred at Lilydale cemetery. Deep sympathy for Mr N. A. Bennier an active townsman, in his very great loss. [Lilydale Express 23-3-1928]
Funeral details:
Homage to the bereaved – At the funeral of the late Mrs N. Bennier the various bodies with which Mr Bennier was connected were well represented. The firemen, of whom Mr Bennier is foreman, acted as coffin bearers, and the returned soldiers, of whom he was until quite recently president, acted as pall bearers. The funeral took place at the Lilydale cemetery on Friday last. [ Lilydale Express 30-3-1928]
Thanks:
Mr and Mrs H. Wardell and family desire to thank their many kind friends and relatives for telegrams, letters, cards, beautiful floral tributes and personal expressions of sympathy during their recent bereavement; especially thanking Dr McMahon and Dr Short. Will all please accept this intimation as a personal expression of our deepest gratitude? 'Olmar' Anderson St, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 5-4-1928]
In Memoriam:
Bennier – In loving memory of our dear daughter, Marion, who passed away on 22nd March 1928. Dearly loved, sadly missed. – Inserted by her loving mother father and family, H. J. Wardell. [Lilydale Express 20-3-1931]

References: Lilydale Express 23-03-1928, 30-3-1928, 05-04-1928 and 20-03-1931 and LDHS files.



Bermingham, James Richard and Elizabeth

Henty, Sarah Frances

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James Richard Bermingham

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2915 2902 10-07-1939 Birmingham, James Richard 76 RC1 149/150 -
2902 2915 12-09-1939 Henty, Sara Frances 78
RC1 149/151-152 -

Inscription:
In sacred memory / John Richard Bermingham / died 9th July 1939. / Also his beloved wife / Elizabeth / died 16th Dec. 1920 / at Prahran. / Sarah Henty / beloved wife of the late / William / died 11th Sept. 1939 at Croydon. / God's good woman.

Notes: No Burial register details for Elizabeth Bermingham – not buried at Lilydale. Spelling of surname and Christian names in Burial Register differs from that on headstone. Links: Also listed under Henty.
Image: 10220 (8-5)

No information.

Elizabeth Bermingham

No information.

Sarah Henty

No information.



Besancon, Peter


See Lyons, Mary Ellen, Thomas and Catherine.




Bird, John Meadows and Martha

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John Bird

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1993 09-08-1923 Bird, John Meadows 73
B1 19  -
-
2279 16-08-1929 Bird, Martha 87
B1 19  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / my beloved husband / Meadows Bird / who died 9th August 1923 / aged 72 years. / At rest / Also his beloved wife / Martha / died 15th August 1929 / aged 77 years.

Notes: *Burial Register differs from inscription on Martha's age. Correct age is on headstone as per her Death Certificate.
Links:
Image No:
10296 (10-9)
Death notice:
Bird – Suddenly, at his residence Mount Dandenong North, Meadows, beloved husband of Martha Bird, aged 72 years. [The Argus 14-8-1923 p1]

Martha Bird

Biography:
Martha was the daughter of Mt Dandenong pioneer Jabez Richardson and Sarah Preston and was born in 1853 [Death Certificate No. 10414]
Obituary:
A very old resident of the district, in Mrs Bird, passed away at the Lilydale Hospital . . Mrs Bird, who for a long period was a resident of Mount Dandenong, had since the death of her husband been residing with Mr and Mrs G. Barber, in Bellvue St, Lilydale. She has been ailing for some time and finally passed away on Thursday evening. [Lilydale Express 16-8-1929]

References:
The Argus 14-8-1923; Lilydale Express 16-8-1929; Death Certificate No. 10414.


Bishop, Heather and Ellis, Eric George

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Eric George Ellis

Burial Register Details:


Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2662
2106 02-12-1925 Ellis, Eric George 22 CE2 240 -
-
2662 20-07-1935 Bishop, Heather 11m CE2
240
-

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Eric George (Jock) Ellis / died 1st Decr. 1925. / aged 22 years and 11 months / also Heather / died 21st July 1935, aged 11 months. Bishop / In loving memory of / Marjorie Amy / 20.8.1989 aged 85 / Beloved wife of / Charles / dear mother of / Amy, Heather (deceased), Michael, Ian & Peter

Note: No entry for Marjorie Amy in the Burial Register.
Links
: Also listed under Ellis, George Eric
Image
: 10085 (3-10)

Obituary/ News Item:
A very sad incident occurred at Silk’s Dance Palace, Glenferrie Road Hawthorn, on Tuesday evening last, when John Ellis, aged 20, of Lilydale, collapsed and died immediately after the conclusion of a dance. It is believed that death was due to heart failure. Deceased was a son of Mr J. Ellis, who is on the railway staff at Lilydale. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. [Lilydale Express 04-12- 1925]

Heather Bishop

Biography:
Heather Bishop is the daughter of Charles Edward Bishop and Marjorie Ellis. [DiggerTM Birth, Death, & Marriages]

Marjorie Amy Bishop

No information.

References: DiggerTM Birth, Death, & Marriages; Lilydale Express 04-12-1925.


Black, James Michael and Mary Ann

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James Michael Black

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
500* 1515 23-09-1914 Black, James Michael 14
RC3 150  -
1515 5005 29-08-1957 Black, Mary Ann
RC3 150  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / James / dearly beloved and only child of Mary and the late Francis Black / died 21 Se p 1914 aged 14 years and 8 months / . . . / Mary Ann Black / died 27 Aug 1957.

Notes: * Burial Register entry for James Black should have the Previous No. of 5005 not 500.
Links:
Image:
10346 (11-23)

No information.

Mary Ann Black


No information.



Black, John Moore and James Moore

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John Moore Black

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
365 310 19-11-1882 Black, John Moore 11 P1 15/16 -
310 365 21-07-1885 Black, James Moore 10
P1 15/16 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / John M. Black / eldest son of / Robert and M J Black / of Coldstream Lilydale. / born 19th June 1871 / died 17 Nov 1882 / also James M. Black / born 19th April 1875 / died 20th July 1885. / The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken / away blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1st Chap XXIst verse.

Notes:
Links:
See 10152 – Robert and Mary Jane Black.
Image:
10151 (5-28)

Biography:
John Moore Black was born 19-06-1871, the eldest child of Robert and Mary Jane (nee Moore) Black. He died on 17-11-1 882 after he was thrown from a pony and fatally injured. [LDHS archive and Lilydale Express 26-06-1925]

James Moore Black

Biography:
James Moore Black was the second youngest child of Robert and Mary Jane (nee Moore) Black and was born on 19-04-1875. He died 20-07-1881. [LDHS archive]

References: LDHS files -Black family history, Val Sheehan; Lilydale Express 26-06-1925.



Black, Mary Jane and Robert

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Mary Jane Black

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2113 2082 21-06-1925 Black, Mary Jane 85 P1 16
-
2082 2113 08-01-1926 Black, Robert 92
P1 16 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Robert Black / born Bally Salley Coleraine Ireland 1838. / Arrived Melbourne 1857 / died Cooring Yering 8 Jan 1926 / also / his beloved wife Mary Jane Black / born Ballycastle Ireland 1839 / arrived Coldstream Victoria 1870. / died 21 June 1925. / God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes / and there shall be no more death neither sorrow / nor crying neither shall there be any more pain for former things are passed away. / Rev. 21.4

Links: See also 10151 John and James Black.
Image:
10152 (5-29)


Biography:
Mary Jane arrived in Lilydale in 1875 with her husband Robert Black. She was born at Ballycastle, County Antrim, Ireland in 1839, the daughter of Matthew and Sarah (nee Ross) Moore. At Ballycastle, she married Robert Black on 14-09-1870. The marriage was performed by her brother the Rev James Ross. [LDHS Black family history, Lilydale Express 26-06-1925]

Robert Black

Biography:
Robert Black arrived in Australia with fellow medical student John Kerr in 1857. After seeking gold interstate they settled in Victoria where they leased then later bought 500 acres of land near Lilydale. Robert however left in 1870 returning to Ireland where he married Mary Jane Moore later that year. On returning to Lilydale, Robert bought an estate at Yering he called Coldstream, a name later taken by the nearby town then called The Lodge. Robert and Mary had five sons and two daughters. About 1900, he purchased Cooring Yering, property of the late Colonel Hutton, whose southern boundary was today’s Nelson Road. It was here he spent the remainder of his life.

In the same year, he purchased land at Bald Hill. This became Black’s Quarry, which was originally opened by the railways for ballasting for the railway line to Healesville. The quarry lay idle until 1911 when his son reopened it. Robert’s business interests were sheep, cattle and horse breeding.

His community activities included serving as a Lillydale Shire Councillor from 1873 to 1875; a Justice of the Peace from 1880, and he was involved in the building of the Lilydale Presbyterian Church. His obituary described Robert Black as “a man of strong character and firm determination. He possessed a jovial disposition, but in all business matters always maintained all seriousness. He was kindly disposed and assisted many who required help.” [Melba and Her Mates pg 8 and Tour of Lilydale Cemetery Vol 3 pg 14, Lilydale Express 15-01-1926]

References:
LDHS Black family history; Melba and Her Mates, Keith Lithgow; Tour of Lilydale Cemetery Vol 3, Ruby Kwijas and Keith Lithgow; Lilydale Express 26-06-1925 and 5-01-1926.



Blair, Robert Thomas

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
176 676 15-04-1893 Blair, Robert Thomas -
P1
3/4
-

Inscription:
Sacred / to / The Memory of / Robert Thomas Blair / Who died at Mont Pellier Mooroolbark / 14th May 1893 / Aged 70 years.
Links: See also Rosanna Blair Image No 10133
Image No: 10134 (5-10)

Biography:
Robert Blair arrived in Australia in 1842 with his Irish shipmates John Ewart and John Lithgow. After working as an overseer in the Western District, Robert came to Lilydale and in 1847 went into partnership with John Lithgow and leased 100 acres of land from William Fletcher, a cousin of John Gardiner. Blair and Lithgow became wheat farmers growing and delivering wheat to the gold fields. All was going well until the fires of 1851, which wiped out their crops.

They started again but three years later in 1854 they decided to go their separate ways. Robert continued farming and became involved in local activities. He served on the Upper Yarra District Road Board from 1867 to 1871 and was elected the South West Riding Councillor of the Shire of Lillydale from 1872 to 1887. His children were the first pupils enrolled at the Brushy Creek School. [Lilydale Cemetery Tours Volume 3, pg 15]

Obituary:
On Friday last a very old resident of the Lilydale district, in the person of Mr Robert Blair, died at his residence “Montpellier”, Mooroolbark, at the advanced aged of 70 years. The cause of death was cancer. The deceased gentleman was widely known and highly respected. The funeral took place on Sunday, and was one of the largest ever seen in Lilydale. When the remains left the late residence of the deceased for the Lilydale Cemetery the cortege comprised 69 vehicles and over 50 horsemen. The Rev. J.R. Anderson M.A. of Lilydale officiated at the grave and delivered an excellent and impressive address to those present. In our next issue we shall give a history of Mr Blair’s life in Australia, which will doubtless be read with great interest by all who knew him. [Lilydale Express 21-4-1893]

References: Lilydale Express 21-04-1893 and 28-04-1893; Victoria & Metropolis; Lilydale Cemetery Tours Volume 3, Ruby Kwijas and Keith Lithgow; LDHS files.




Blair, Rose Ann and Lorenzo Alexander

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Rose Ann Blair

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
176 132 03-01-1876 Blair, Rose Ann 42 P1 3/4 -
676/132
176 16-09-1877 Blair, Lorenzo Alex 5 P1 3/4 -
176 676 15-04-1893 Blair, Robert Thomas -
P1 3/4 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the Memory of / Rosannah / the beloved wife of / Robert Blair / who died 3rd January 1876 / aged 43 years / also their son / Lorenza Alexander / who died 14th September 1877 aged 4 years.

Links: See Robert Thomas who has his own headstone on the double - 10134.
Image:
10133 (5-9)
Biography:
Rosannah, the daughter of Mr D. Rourke of Lilydale married Robert Blair in 185 9. They had six sons and one daughter and lived on the property “Mont Pellier” at Mooroolbark. [LDHS files; Lilydale Express 28-05-1893]

Lorenzo Alexander Blair

No information.

Robert Thomas Blair

No information.
References: LDHS files; Lilydale Express 28-05-1893.



Blinkhorn, Edith May, John Thomas, Alice and Florrie,


Edith May Blinkhorn

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1141 09-01-1905 Blinkhorn, Edith May 12
W1 296  -

2786 04-05-1937 Blinkhorn, John Thomas 79
W1 296  -
-
2811 19-11-1937 Blinkhorn, Alice 79
W1 295  -
2811 05-09-1945 05-09-1945 Blinkhorn, Florrie 55
W1 295  -

Inscription:
John died 4.5.1937 / Alice loved wife of above 19.11.1937. / And / Edith May died 9.1.1905. / Florrie died 3.9.1945. / daughters of above.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10326 (11-3)

No information.

John Thomas Blinkhorn

Thanks: Mrs Blinkhorn and family sincerely thank all kind friends for . . sympathy in their recent sad bereavement; especially thanking Dr McMahon, Mr and Mrs A. Warburton and Mrs E. Burgi and family for their kind attention. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgment of their deep gratitude. [Lilydale Express 28-5-1937]
Realising Sale:
Realising sale – Mr T. Mitchell, Lilydale estate agent, has received instructions from the trustees Messrs Wandin T. Sebire and James Wallace, to offer for private sale the property of the late Mr John Blinkhorn, of Gruyere Rd, Gruyere . . consisting of 31 acres with three-roomed slab house, and has a commanding view of the surrounding district. The soil is of a gravelly nature, with a north-easterly fall, and very suitable for pastures or orchard. [Lilydale Express 14-1-1938]

Alice Blinkhorn

Death notice:
Blinkhorn – On 19th November at Canterbury (late of Gruyere) Alice, wife of the late John Blinkhorn and loving mother of Annie, Minnie (Mrs H. K. McColl of Geelong), Florrie, Edith May (deceased) and Nellie, aged 79 years. Peace perfect peace. [The Argus 20-11-1937]
Funeral Notice:
The friends of the late Mrs A. Blinkhorn are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from Burton Bros. private mortuary, Lilydale, this day (Saturday 20th November) at 3pm. . . [The Argus 20-11-1937]

Florrie Blinkhorn

Death Notice:
Blinkhorn – On September 3, at . . Auburn, Florrie, loving sister of Annie, Minnie (Mrs McColl), Edith, May, John (deceased) and Nellie, beloved daughter of the late John and Alice Blinkhorn, aged 35 years. Sweet rest . . [The Argus 5-9-1945]
Funeral Notice:
The funeral of the late Florrie Blinkhorn will leave Burton Bros., Lilydale, this day (Wednesday) at 1.45pm for the Lilydale Cemetery . .  [The Argus 5-9-1945]

References: Lilydale Express 28-5-1937 and 14-1-1938; The Argus 20-11-1937 and 5-9-1945.



Blumfield, Hilda Jane

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2399 19-10-1931 Blumfield, Hilda Jane 51
W1
249
 -
 

Inscription:

In loving memory of / my dear wife / Hilda Jane Blumfield / died 19th Oct 1931 / aged 51 years.

Links:
Image:
10322 (10-35)
Obituary:
On Monday Mrs Blumfield passed away at the residence of her sister, Mrs Miller of Croydon, after a severe illness. [She] was on a visit from South Africa and spent part of the time with her sister-in-law, Mrs Hughes of Hull rd. [She] intended returning to Johannesburg in December to join her husband but was taken seriously ill some time ago. . . [Lilydale Express 26-10-1931]

References: Lilydale Express 26-10-1931.





Blyth, Janet Johnston

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2186 2186 Blyth, Janet Johnston 37 P1 217 -
Inscription:

In / Loving Memory / Janet C. Blyth (Jenny) / who died 22nd Oct. 1927 / Rest in the Lord

Notes:

Links:

Image: 10129 (5–5)

Death Notice:

Blyth – On the 22nd October, at private hospital, Lilydale, Janet Johnston, second eldest daughter of the late William and Jean Blyth, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and loving sister of Jean (Mrs Raff), William Andrew (Rangoon), Dulcie (Mrs Marshall). [The Argus 24-10-1927 pg1]

References: The Argus 24-10-1927.


Booth, Frencies and Ethel Kate

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Frencies Booth

Burial Register Details:


Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1642 1282 26-04-1908 Booth Frencies 8hrs CE2 104 -
1282 1642 15-08-1917 Booth Ethel Kate -
CE2 104 -
Inscription:

In loving memory of / Ethel Kate Booth / died 15th Aug 1916 / aged 28

Notes: The spelling of Frencies is unusual and the year could be 1908 or 1909. Should be checked.

Links:

Image: 10098 (3-23)

No information

Ethel Kate Booth

Biography:

Ethel Kate was one of 13 children of Thomas Knee and Sarah Hardidge who lived in Yarra Road, Croydon at the time of her death. She married Orville Booth. [A History of Croydon Vol 2 pg 175 and The Argus 16-08-1917 pg 1]

Death Notice:

Booth – on the 15th August, at her parents’ residence, Yarra Road, Croydon, Ethel Kate Booth, dearly beloved wife of Orville Booth, and loving daughter of Mr Thomas and Sarah Knee., aged 28 years. Loved by all. [The Argus 16-08-1917 pg1]

References: A History of Croydon Vol 2, Muriel McGivern; The Argus 16-08-1917


Boromeo, Josephine

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2096 2104 27-11-1925 Boromes, Josephine Agnes 38 RC1 493 Full W2096
Inscription:

In loving memory of / Josephine / wife of Joseph Boromeo & mother of / Kathleen / who passed away 27.11.26

Notes: Burial Register spelling, name and date different to the headstone.

Links: See Thomas Whelan 10233

Image: 10234 (8-19)

Biography:

Josephine Kate was the 10th child and youngest child of John and Mary Whelan. She was regarded as a good musician and played the violin well. Prior to 1925 she married Joseph Boromeo and lived in North Melbourne. However on November 26, 1926 she died giving birth to their first child, a daughter named Kathleen. Kathleen was looked after by the Whelan family in Lilydale for some time and then spent time with her father and his new wife, Annie Laurie-Fox. They had one son. Jo died in 1970 aged 76 years. [Whelan family history and LDHS files]

References: Whelan Family History and LDHS files.


Bradshaw, Margaret Bridgit

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2310 31-03-1930 Bradshaw, Margaret Bridgit 63 RC2 105 -

Inscription:

Sr M. Brigid / Bradshaw / 31-3-1930 / R.I.P.

Notes:

Links:

Image: 10250 (8-35)

Biography:
Sister Brigid Bradshaw was one of first Sisters to teach Catholic parishioners children before the Convent was built in 1896. [LDHS archive]
References: LDHS archive.

Brice, Henry Edward (1), Henry Edward (2)

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Henry Edward Brice (1)

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
707 02-11-1893 Brice, Henry Edward 4 days RC1 72 -
-
2137 08-11-1926 Brice, Henry Edward 1 day RC1 72 -
Inscription:

Henry Edward Brice / infant son of / Edward & Rose / 1893. / Henry Edward Brice / infant son of Edward (Ted) and Victoria / 1926

Notes: Head plate is hand painted plaque.

Links:

Image: 10225 (8-10)

Biography:

Henry Edward was the eldest son of Edward Henry and Rose (nee McAleese) Brice.

Henry Edward Brice (2)

Biography:

Henry was the son of Edward Henry Brice who was born in 1902.

References: LDHS File


Brice, Rose

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2325 14-07-1930 Brice, Rose 65 P2 123 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / our mother / Rose Brice / wife of Edward Henry / died July 14th 1930
Links: 
Image: 10181 (6-22)
Obituary:
Keen regret was voiced throughout the district when it became known that Mrs Rose Brice, of Mooroolbark, had passed away. Deceased was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Benjamin McAleese, formerly old and respected residents of Mororoolbark and Woori Yallock, and who occupied a seat in the Lillydale Shire Council for 12 years, being elected about 1872. The late Mrs Brice was born at Mooroolbark 64 years ago...A family of five daughters and one son are left to mourn their loss ... remains interred at Lilydale Cemetery..... the funeral one of the largest ever seen in district... [Lilydale Express 18-07-1930]

References: Lilydale Express 18-07-1930.



Brice, William, Margaret and Henry

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William Brice

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
39 37 15-09-1868 Brice, William 6
RC1 27/28  -
174/37 39
39 08-11-1868 Brice, Margaret 18
RC1 27/28  -
39
174 02-09-1877 Brice, Henry 71
RC1 27/28  -

Inscription:

Sacred to the memory of / Margaret Frances / daughter of Henry and Mary Ann Brice / died 5 Nov 1868 aged 18 years / also William Charles / their son / died 14th Sept 1868 aged 6 years / also / Henry Brice / father of the above who died August 31st 1877 / aged 71 years

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10406 (14-10)

No information.

Margaret Brice



No information.

Henry Brice

Biography:
Henry Brice was an early selector in the present Mooroolbark area. Maps dated 1855 show parcels of land held by Henry. By 1920 the south-west corner of his land bounded by Manchester Rd and the present Brice Ave was auctioned off as the Mooroolbark Township Estate and later another parcel was sold off as the Mooroolbark Station Estate. [A History of Croydon Second Volume pg 100]

References: A History of Croydon Second Volume, Muriel McGivern.





Bridge, Eliza Louisa (Louise)

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
953 23-11-1899 Bridge Eliza Louisa -
CE2 69/70 -
Inscription:

Sacred / The memory of Eliza Louise Bridge / died 22nd Nov.1899 / aged 73 years.

Image: 10082 (3-6)

No information.


Briers, Lily May

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Lysaght, William and Margaret

William Lysaght

Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2636 (B)/ 6825 1928 22-09-1921 Lysaght, William 52 CE1 321/322 1 ashes
B) 6825/1928 2636 14-03-1936 Lysaght, Margaret 71 CE1 321
1 ashes
2636 6825 17-02-1969 Briers, Ethel May -
CE1 321
1 ashes

Inscription:

In loving memory / of / William Lysaght / died 20 Sep. 1921 / aged 56. / Also Margaret / loving wife of the above / died at Coburg 14 March 1935 aged 72

Notes: Ethel May Briers is in Burial Register but not on headstone.

Links: See images 06287 and 06288 in the society collection.

Image: 10038 (2-0)

Biography:

The Lysaght family lived at Deschamp St, Lilydale.

Obituary:

We regret to record the death of Mr William Lysaght, an old and respected resident of Lilydale. The sad event occurred at his residence on Tuesday, September 20th, at the comparatively early age of 52. He leaves a widow and two sons and daughters – William, May, George and Hina – to mourn their loss. His remains were interred in the Lilydale cemetery ..... [Lilydale Express 23-09-1921 pg 2]

Margaret Lysaght

Obituary:

With the recent death of Mrs Lysaght senior, who had been resident in Coburg for several years, a link with Lilydale's earlier days was lost. ... [She] energetically identified herself with every deserving cause.. In charitable, school, church and community service she ranked high ....as an indefatigable Red Cross worker in the trying years of the war ... The burial took place at Lilydale cemetery on March 16... [Lilydale Express 05-04-1935]

Ethel May Briers

Biography:

Ethel May Lysaght married David Briers who lived in John Street in 1916 at Lilydale. They had one son Stanley who was born after David went overseas with the 38th Battalion Australian Infantry. David died in France on November 24, 1918 without seeing his son. [Gun Alley, The forgotten story of Lilydale's back streets, pg 82]

References: Lilydale Express 23-09-1921 and 05-04-1935; Gun Alley, The forgotten story of Lilydale's back streets by Sue Thompson.


Brierty, John and Samuel Ernest

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John Brierty

Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2102 19-12-1923 Brierty, John 79 P2 266 -
-
2094 09-10-1925 Brierty, Samuel Ernest 67 P2 266 -
Inscription:

In memory of / John Brierty / died 18-12-23 aged 79. /Samuel Ernest Brierty / died 8-10-25 aged 67. / Loved husband of Lily. / Brothers at rest

Links:

Image: 10183 (6-24)

Death notice:

Brierty – On the 19th December, at 'Yarra Bank' Coldstream, John, son of the late Robert and Violet Brierty, beloved brother of Charles, Frederick, and Samuel, also Robert, James, Edwin, and Alex (deceased), in his 80th year. [The Argus 20-12-1923]

Samuel Ernest Brierty

Obituary:

On Thursday, October 8, at his residence in Coldstream, Mr Samuel Ernest Brierty passed away at the age of 67 years. Deceased was an old and highly respected resident of the district. The funeral took place on Saturday last, the remains being interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. [Lilydale Express 09-10-1925]

References: The Argus 20-12-1923; Lilydale Express 09-10-1925.



Briggs, Christopher Thomas and Maria

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Christopher Thomas Briggs

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1599 08-09-1916 Briggs, Christopher Thomas 72
W2 3/4  -
-
2958 12-04-1940 Briggs, Maria 80
W2 4
 -

Inscription:
In / memory / of / Christopher Thomas / Briggs / beloved husband of / Mary Briggs / who died 8 Sept 1916 / aged 72 years. / Also Maria / beloved wife of above / died at Wandin / 12th April 1940 / aged 80 years.

Links: 10379
Image: 10373 (12-16)
Death notice:
Briggs – On the 8th September, at his late residence Queen's Rd Wandin, Christopher Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Maria Briggs and loving father of Ernest, John, George, Arthur, Mrs W. T. Sebire and Mabel, aged 72 years. Sadly missed . . [The Argus 09-09-1916]
Funeral Notice:
The friends of the late Mr Christopher Thomas Briggs are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place, the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence Queen's Rd Wandin, tomorrow . . [The Argus 09-09-1916]

Maria Briggs

Death notice:
Briggs – On April 12th at her residence Main Rd Wandin, Maria, widow of the late C. T. Briggs, beloved mother of Ernest, John, Ada ( Mrs W. T. Sebire), George, Arthur, and Mabel (Mrs Knoll, deceased), aged 80 years. Peacefully sleeping [Lilydale Express 19-4-1940]

References: Lilydale Express 19-4-1940; The Argus 09-09-1916.



Britton, Margaret Ann and Jabez

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Margaret Ann Britton

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2127 2018 15-01-1924 Britton, Margaret Ann 58
W1 158  -
2018 2127 24-06-1926 Britton, Jabez 75
W1 158  -
 
Inscription:
Britton / In loving memory of / Margaret Ann / 1866-1924. / And her husband / Jabez / 1851- 1926. / Rest in peace.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10313 (10-26)
Death notice:
Britton – On the 14th January, at her residence, Seville, Margaret Ann, dearly beloved wife of Jabez Britton, and loving mother of John Frederick, Rose (Mrs Prout), Ernest, Stanley, Emily (Mrs Wallace), aged 69 years. Asleep in Jesus. [The Argus 15-01-1924 p1]

Jabez Britton

Biography:

Jabez Britton was born at 1851 Hartland, Devon, England in 1851. He became a blacksmith and married Margaret Hopper 1874. He was invited to come out to Seville by Mr Jas. Pomeroy. He sailed with his family in 1889, leaving eldest John with grandparents. In 1889 they selected land near Wandin Creek, later building a home and blacksmith shop. An innovator he invented a tool for removal of troublesome teeth. [Seville, the vision and the reality pg91]
Death notice:
Britton – on the 24th June, at his residence, Seville, Jabez, husband of the late Margaret Ann Britton, and beloved father of John (of England), Frederick, Ernest, Rose (Mrs Prout), Stanley, Emily (Mrs Wallace) in his 76th year. A patient sufferer at rest. [The Argus 25-06-1926 pg1]
Thanks:
Britton – The family of the late Jabez Britton wish to thank all relatives and friends for telegrams, letters, cards, floral and personal expressions of sympathy during their sad bereavement in the loss of their dear father; especially thanking Dr F. F. McMahon for his kind attention; also Mrs W. Haag and Mrs C. Read. Will all kindly accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our deepest gratitude? [Lilydale Express 13-08-1926]

References: The Argus 15-01-1924 and 25-06-1926; Lilydale Express 13-08-1926; LDHS file; Seville, the vision and the reality by Trevor Jones.




Brown, Denis

See Lyons, John and Margaret






Brown, Donald James

Peden, James, Dorcas and John

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James Peden

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1269 09-11-1908 Peden, James 56 P2 241/222 -
1269 2903 10-07-1939 Peden, Dorcas 85 P2 241/222 -
-
2905A 15-07-1939 Peden, John 72 P2 241
-
- 6968 12-03-1970 Brown, Donald James 52 P2 241 -

Inscription:
Sacred / in / memory of / James Peden / who died 9th November 1908 / aged 54 years. / And his loving wife / Dorcas / who passed away 10th July 1939 / aged 83. / Also our close friend / John Peden / who died 14th July 1939. / Donald Brown / who died 9th March 1970.

Links:
Image:
10172 (6-13)

Obituary:
We deeply regret having to record the death of another resident of Lilydale in the person of Mr Jas. Peden, who passed away last week after a short but serious attack of pleur-pneumonia. Widespread sympathy has been expressed with the bereaved widow and family. [Lilydale Express 20-11-1908 pg 2]

Dorcas Peden

Obituary:
Another of Lilydale’s old and respected identities passed away last Monday morning in the person of Mrs Peden. Known to most inhabitants of the town, this elderly lady, aged 83 years, was regarded with affection and esteem, being possessed of a kindly and generous disposition. For the last three months he accustomed good health seemed to be on the wane. ....she expired peacefully being lovingly ministered to the last by her family. To her three daughters – Mrs George Brown (Lilydale), Mrs R.J. Deakin (Kensington) and Miss Peden (Lilydale) sincerest sympathy is extended in their sorrow..... [Lilydale Express 14-07-1939 pg 2]

John Peden

Obituary:
Mr John Peden – a resident of Lilydale for many years died at Lilydale hospital on July 14 at the age of 65. The late Mr Peden arrived in Victoria in 1921 and for some time was engaged at Cave Hill relinquishing that position to take charge of H. Thompson's dairy farm at Gruyere, to whom he was related. Strange to say, he was not connected with the well-known local family of the same name but emigrated from the same county in the north of Ireland... [Lilydale Express 21-07-1939 pg 3]
Thanks:
The daughters of the late Mrs J. Peden wish to tender sincere thanks for expressions of sympathy received during their sad bereavement; especially thanking the staff of the Bush Nursing Hospital, Dr McMahon, the Lilydale police, 'Dessie' Stewart and Mrs Chandler for their kind attention. Also for similar condolences tendered on behalf of the late Mr J. Peden. [Lilydale Express 21-07-1939 pg 2]

Donald Brown

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 20-11-1908, 14-07-1939 and 21-07-1939; LHS files.





Brown, Eliza and Richard

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Eliza Brown

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1244 1240 19-03-1908 Brown, Eliza 65
W1 110  -
1240 1244 30-05-1908 Brown, Richard  -
W1 110  -

Inscription:

To / the memory of / Eliza / beloved wife of / Rev'd Richard Brown / born 14 April 1842 / died 18 March 1908. / Also their daughter / Mildred Dalrymple / died 30 December 1897 / aged 21 years. / Interred at Amherst Cemetery. / Also the above / Revd Richard Brown / born 8 May 1843 / died 29 May 1908 / A faithful minister of Christ / for 43 years.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10309 (10-22)
Obituary:
We regret to record the death of Mrs Brown, wife of the Rev. R. G. Brown, which sad event occurred on Wednesday night. [She] had been in delicate health for some time . . . and began to fail this week . . Death was due to a clot of blood on the brain. Very great sympathy expressed with the bereaved family, Miss Brown and Mr A. Brown who resides at Leongatha. The Rev. Mr Brown had only been in charge of the Lilydale Methodist Church for 12 months, having been compelled to resign active work in the ministry with failing health. His term expires at end of the month. The funeral takes place today. [Lilydale Express 20-3-1908]

Richard Brown

Obituary:
News of the death of the Rev. Richard Brown at Canterbury came as a great shock to Lilydale residents. [He] had just relinquished the charge of the local Methodist Church and only a short time ago had buried his wife. He leaves a son and daughter both of whom are well known and beloved in Lilydale . . The funeral took place on Saturday when the remains were interred at the Lilydale Cemetery . . Next Sunday evening a memorial service will be held in the Methodist Church. [Lilydale Express 5-6-1908]

References: Lilydale Express 20-3-1908 and 5-6-1908.



Brown, Foress Laslie

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2382 29-07-1931 Brown, Fores Cedie 81
W1
250
 -

Inscription:
In memory of / Foress Laslie Brown / died 29th July 1931, aged 82 years

Notes: Burial Register second name differs from the headstone.
Links:
Image:
10321 (10-34)
Biography:
Foress Laslie Brown was a Silvan grocer who was born about 1850. He emigrated to Melbourne aged 71 on the Demosthenes and died at Murrumbeena in 1931 aged 81. He was the son of George and Mary Brown. [silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au]

References: silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au




Brown, Joseph John, George and Ellen

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Joseph John Brown

Burial Register Details:

Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
102 05-01-1874 Brown, Joseph John 3 months P1 31/32 -
1908 1635 21-05-1917 Brown, George 83 P1 32
-
1635 1908 14-05-1920 Brown, Ellen 90
P1 32
-

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / George Brown / died 20th May 1917 / aged 83 years. / also his beloved wife / Ellen Brown / died 14th May 1921 / aged 89 years / and their infant son / Joseph John.

Links:
Image:
10138 (5-14)

Biography:

Joseph John was the son of George and Ellen (nee Gray) Brown and was born at Lilydale in 1873. [BDM Indexes]

George Brown

Biography:
George a farmer owned 14 acres of land at the corner of Main and Anderson streets, Lilydale. In a brief article in the Lilydale Express he was referred to as one of the oldest residents of Lilydale. He was 83 years old and came to Victoria with the early colonists. The newspaper said it would publish an account of his interesting career but it didn’t appear. George was the son of William Brown. [Lilydale Express 25-05-1917 pg 2, Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks 1917 pg5 and BDM Indexes]

Ellen Brown

Biography:
Ellen was the daughter of Andrew and Mary (nee Burns) Grey. She died at Lilydale. [BDM Indexes]

References: BDM Indexes; Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks 1917; Lilydale Express 25-05-1917.






Bryson, Anne, Isobella Alice (Belle)


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Anne Bryson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4621 2246 17-11-1928 Bryson, Anne 44 CE2 191/192 -
2246 6477 17-02-1965 Bryson, Isabella Alice (Belle) 93 CE2 192
-

Inscription:

In / loving memory / of / Anne Bryson / who died 17th Nov. 1928 / and of / Belle / died 15th February 1965 / aged 93 years

Notes: Could not find the previous 4621. Need to be checked.

Links:

Image: 10111 (4-0)

Death notice:

Bryson – On the 17th November 1928, at private hospital, Lilydale, Anne, daughter of the late John and Mary Bryson, of Maldon, and loving sister of Jack, Mary (Mrs Merlo, of Maldon), Belle (of England), and Tot (Mrs Northwood, of Lilydale). Interred at Lilydale on the 18th November. [The Argus 19-11-1928]

Obituary:

Miss Ann Bryson – On Friday evening last the death occurred of Miss Ann Bryson, a sister of Mrs C. Northwood, Bellvue Street, Lilydale, at whose residence the deceased was staying. Death was due to heart trouble, and occurred at the Lilydale private hospital. Mrs Northwood herself has also been suffering from illness, and we desire to convey deep sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral took place at the Lilydale cemetery on Monday, the Rev. H. G. White conducting the graveside rites of the Church of England. [Lilydale Express 23-11-1928]

Isabella Alice Bryson

Biography:

(Belle) was born at Maldon, Vic. in 1871 and died at Geelong in 1965. [ABD]

References: Lilydale Express 23-11-1928; The Argus 19-11-1928; Australian birth and death indexes.


Buchanan, John, Alice Charlotte, Jane George Allan, Robert Archibald, John Alfred

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John Buchanan

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1543 1038 24-02-1902 Buchanan, John 68 P2 27/28 -
1038 1210 14-05-1907 Buchanan, Alice Charlotte 30 P2 27/28 -
1038/1210 1543 29-07-1915 Buchanan, Jane 71
P2 27/28 -
Inscription:

In loving memory / John Buchanan / born 14th April 1834 / died 23rd Feb 1902. / Also his wife / Jane Buchanan / born 20th Dec 1849 / died 29th July 1915. / Also their sons / Private George Allan Buchanan / born 5 April 1883 / died Passchendalle Ridge 6 Oct 1917. / Robert Archibald Buchanan / born 17 April 1875 / died 1 May 1918. / Also / Alice Charlotte Buchanan / born 30 Dec 1877 / died 13 May 1907. / John Alfred Thomas Buchanan / died 30 March 1948 aged 82 years. / Abide with me.

Notes: George, Robert and John Alfred are in inscription but not buried here as not included in Burial Register.

Links:

Image: 10193 (6-34)

Obituary:

Mr John Buchanan, a very old and much respected resident of Launching Place, died on Sunday last at his residence aged 68 ..... Deceased who leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter, all grown up, was interred in the Lilydale cemetery .... [Lilydale Express 28-02-1902]

Alice Charlotte Buchanan

Obituary:

Mrs Buchanan, wife of Mr John A.T. Buchanan, who until recently was a member of the Upper Yarra Shire Council, died suddenly at the residence of her sister Mrs A. Brown, Anderson St, Lilydale. ... Mrs Buchanan who was 30 years of age, seem to have been in good health recently, and on Monday remarked to her sister that she had never felt better in her life. At about four o’clock she was standing in the back yard, and suddenly fell to the ground and died almost immediately. Death was due to heart trouble. Sincere sympathy is felt for Mr Buchanan, who is at Present living at Keilor... [Lilydale Express 17-05-1907]

Jane Buchanan

Death notice:

Buchanan – On 29th July 1915 at her residence 'Garthonzie' Launching Place, Jane, relict of the late John Buchanan, and beloved mother of John A., Jas S., Mrs Spring (Romsey), Christina M., Thomas S., Robert A., David A., William S., Alex. and George A., aged 71 years. [Lilydale Express 30-07-1915]

George Allan Buchanan

Biography:

George was born on born 5-04-1883. He enlisted in the army in World War I and was a Private in the 22nd Battalion. He died at Passchendalle Ridge 6-10-1917. A grocer from Launching Place, Victoria, prior to enlistment on 26 February 1916 he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916 for Plymouth, England, and then joined his unit on the Western Front, France, on 24 February 1917. Pte Buchanan was wounded in action on 3 May 1917 near Favreuil, France, and was evacuated to England for treatment and recuperation before rejoining his unit near Saint Omer, France, on 25 August 1917. He was wounded in action for the second time on 4 October 1917 near Zonnebeke, Belgium, and died of these wounds at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, on 6 October 1917. He was aged 34 years. [Yarra Ranges ANZAC database]

Robert Archibald Buchanan

Biography:

Robert was born 17-04-1875 and died 01-05-1918.

John Alfred Thomas Buchanan

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 28-02-1902, 17-05-1907 and 30-07-1915; Yarra Ranges ANZAC database, Anthony McAleer.


Buchanan, Robert Alex, Thomas Sparke, Christina McInnes and James Spark

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Robert Alex Buchanan

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2814/4416/2728 1675 01-05-1918 Buchanan, Robert Alex 43
P2 45.46, 65.60 -
1675 2728 09-07-1936 Buchanan, Thomas Sparke 62 P2 45 F
1675/4416 2814 02-01-1938 Buchanan, James Spark 69 P2 46 F
1675/2814 4416 20-07-1949 Buchanan, Christine M. 78 P2 46 F

Inscription:

In Sacred memory / of / Robert Archibald Buchanan / April 17, 1875 – May 1, 1918. / Thomas Stark Buchanan / August 10, 1873 – July 9, 1936 / James Stark Buchanan / February 17, 1868 – January 1, 1938. / Christina McInnes Buchanan / died on 21st July 1948. / Loved sons of the late John & Jane Buchanan / of 'Gartchonzie' Launching Place. / Nearer, My God, to thee

Notes: The Burial Register puts the second names as Spark, Sparke while the headstone has Stark. Death date above for Christina does not match the inscription.

Links:

Image: 10188 (6-28)

No information

Thomas Sparke Buchanan

No information

Christina McInnes Buchanan

No information.

James Spark Buchanan

No information.

Buckmaster, Ernest and Florence

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Ernest Buckmaster

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4952*
6799 22-10-1968 Buckmaster, Ernest 71
CE4 385  -
6799 12717 10-02-1992 Buckmaster, Florence 83
CE4 385  -

Inscription:
Ernest Buckmaster / 1897 – 1968 / Florence Buckmaster /1908 - 1992

Notes: * This number was incorrectly entered beside Buckmaster in the Burial Register. It should have been beside Bennett (6797) the listing above Buckmaster.
Links:
Image:
10410 (14-18)
Biography:
Born on July 3, 1897 in Auburn, Melbourne, Ernest Buckmaster was sent to the country to live with his grandparents to build up his strength. He was a gifted artist and in 1918 joined the art school run by the National Gallery of Victoria. He won the Archibald Prize in 1932, the 1941 National Gallery of Vic Award and the Albury Prize twice – in 1950 and 1963. In 1936 he married He married Dorothy Laura Cook but they were divorced in 1939. Artist William Dargie wrote of Buckmaster: “He set out to paint Australian landscapes as he saw it – and he did it with success.” [The Canberra Times, 24-10-1968, page 3 and Tour of Lilydale Cemetery Vol 1 Pg5]

Florence Buckmaster

Biography:
Florence Botting married Ernest Buckmaster in 1939 seven days after his divorce. They moved to Mt Evelyn in 1940 to Grantully which remained the family’s home for 50 years. Here they raised five children. [Tour of Lilydale Cemetery Vol 1]

References: The Canberra Times, 24-10-1968; Tour of Lilydale Cemetery Vol 1.


Burchall, George Thomas and Alice Jane

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George Thomas Burchall

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4400 2315 01-03-1930 George Thomas Burchall
10 CE2 331 -
2315 4400 17-03-1949 Burchall Alice Jane 52 CE2 331 -

 

Inscription:

In loving Memory of / George Thomas / Burchall / eldest son of / Thomas & Alice/ Burchall / accidentally killed / 30th April 1930 / aged 10 yrs & 6 mths./ Alice Jane / Burchall / died 16th March 1949 / aged 52 years.

Links:

Image: 10109 (3-35)


News Item:

Fatal Shooting Accident

Boy killed at Silvan

The deadly pea-rifle has been responsible for yet another fatal accident. On Wednesday evening.... George Thomas Burchall, 10 years of age, son of Mr and Mrs Burchall of Silvan, had been accidentally shot while out hunting...In the company of his brother, Jack, and two youths named Bradley and Taylor, deceased went rabbit shooting. Taylor had charge of the rifle, and during their wanderings one of his companions asked him what he would do if he saw a rabbit. Taylor is alleged to have immediately raised the rifle and taken sight at an imaginary target, and just as he pressed the trigger the younger boy Burchall ran in front of him and received the full charge in the back of the head. Death was almost instantaneous. The distressing incident occurred in the bush about a mile from Silvan.....[Lilydale Express 02-05-1930 pg 2]

The shooting was also reported in The Argus 02-03-1930 and Healesville Guardian.

Inquest Report:

An inquest was held in the Lilydale Court House before William Black J.P. Leonard George Taylor 17, from Port Melbourne, was a cousin of the Burchall family and had been staying with them for 10 days. After hearing evidence from the youths, Dr McMahon and the police, Mr Black returned the following finding: The said George Thomas Burchall died at Silvan on April 30 from a bullet wound which he accidentally received from a pea rifle which was accidentally discharged by Leonard George Taylor, no blame being attachable to anyone. [Lilydale Express 09-05-1930 pg 3].

Alice Jane Burchall

No information

References: Lilydale Express 02-05-1930 and 09-05-1930.


Burgi, Edmund, Mary Lily and Anne Nancie

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Edmund Burgi

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2028/2857 1142 02-0301905 Burgi J.T. P
RC3 96-98 and 115 Purchase
1142
2028 11-03-1924 Burgi, Edwin 57 RC3 96 -
1142 2857 20-09-1938 Burgi, Anne Nancie 19 RC3 98 -
8263 4126 05-08-1944 Burgi, M.L. P RC1 7/8 -
4126 8263 24-08-1976 Burgi, Mary Lily 99 RC1 7 -
Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of / Edmund Burgi / died 10th March 1924. / Also his beloved wife / Mary Lily / died August 21 1976 / in her 100th year. / R.I.P.

Notes: Burial Register name Edwin differs from headstone and obituary of Edmund. The Burial Register records he was interred in RC3 section 96 which adjoins 98 while Mary was interred in another Burgi grave of Section RC1 7.
Links:
Image:
10217 (8-2)
Obituary
Death of Cr. Edmund Burgi
. . . . died in the private hospital at Lilydale where he had undergone an operation for appendicitis . . The deceased councillor was only 58 and a few days before the operation had acted as one of the judges at the Woori Yallock show. Mr Burgi, his wife and family had resided at Wandin for many years, [where] his father was one of the early pioneers. He devoted his attention to the cultivation of fruit being one of the most successful orchardists in the district. He was returned to the council in 1907 for the Eastern riding, retaining the seat until his death . . He leaves a widow and three children. [Lilydale Express14-03-1924]

Anne Nancie Burgi

No information.

Mary Lily Burgi

Mary (nee Kiernan) was born c 1876. She and Edmund had three children: Edmund Leopold; Moira and Bernard Joseph. [LDHS files]

References: Lilydale Express 14-03-1924; LDHS Files.


Burgi, Emily, John and Mary
Kolling, Emily Teresa Alice

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Emily Teresa Kolling

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
B1087 714 22-01-1894 Kolling, Emily Teresa Alice 9m
RC3 93/94  -
1118/K714 1087 30-06-190 Burgi, Emily 32
RC3 93/94  -
1087 1118 12-07-1904 Burgi, John 80
RC3 93/94  -
-
1134 10-11-1904 Burgi, Mary 61
RC3 115
 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to the memory of / John Burgi / who died July 12 1904 / aged 80 years. / Also / his beloved wife / Mary / who died Nov 10 1904 / aged 61 years.

Notes: While Mary Burgi is included on the headstone for RC3 93/94 she is interred in RC3 115 another Burgi grave diagonally opposite.
Links:
Image:
10357 (11-35)

No information.

Emily Burgi


No information.

John Burgi

Biography:
Johann Burgi was born at Berne, Switzerland on January 4, 1824 and emigrated to Victoria in 1854. He worked in vineyards at Lilydale, sometimes employed by Hubert de Castella. He married Mary Tyne January 1864 in Yering and selected land in Victoria Rd Wandin in 1866. Mary ad Johann had 10 children: Edmund, Mary Ellen (Mrs L. Kolling), Anna (Mrs B. Magee), Emma, John, Samuel, Catherine (Mrs Alfred Meier) and Lily (Mrs Albert Meier). Two others died in infancy. [Wandin its origins and early development and Lilydale Cemetery tours. Vol. 3]
Obituary:
Many residents will learn with deep sorrow of the death of one of the pioneers of Wandin, Mr John Burgi, who passed away at his residence Seville on Tuesday last aged 80 . . He leaves a wife and grown-up family of two daughters and three sons . . The funeral took place yesterday when the remains were interred in the Lilydale cemetery. Rev. R. G. Burke read the burial service at the grave . . [Lilydale Express 15-7-1904]

Mary Burgi

Biography:
Mary Tyne married Johann Burgi at Christ’s Church Yering on January 26, 1864. Mary had arrived from Tipperary, Ireland as an assisted migrant in June 1863.

References: Lilydale Express 15-7-1904; LDHS files; Wandin its origins and early development by A. & N. Lord; Lilydale Cemetery tours. Vol. 3.



Burne, Harriet and John

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Harriet Burne

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2380 13-07-1931 Burne, Hariett 70
W1 272  -
2380 3022 24-06-1941 Burne, John 78
W1 272  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Harriet Burne / died 13th July 1931 / aged 70 years. / And John Burne / died 23rd June 1941 aged 78.
 
Notes: *Spelling of Harriet/t differs on Burial Register and headstone.
Links:
Image:
10320 (10-33)
Obituary:
The death of Mrs Harriet Burne of Queen Rd Wandin, occurred on Monday last. Deceased, who was 72, had been ailing for some time . . With her husband and family the late Mrs Burne came to reside at Wandin about 6 years ago. Despite her illness [she] exercised a cheerful disposition. . A husband and grown-up family (Ethel, Bessie, Elsie, Catherine, and Ernest) are left to mourn their loss . . The funeral took place at Lilydale Cemetery. Rev. F. C. Ivory officiated at the graveside. [Lilydale Express 17-07-1931]

John Burne

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 17-07-1931.





Burnett, Mary Catherine

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1129 16-10-1904 Burnett Mary Catherine 64 CE2 71 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Mary Catherine / Burnett / who died 16 Oct. 1904 / “Come unto me ye weary, / and I will give you rest.”

Links:
Image:
10088 (3-13)
Death Notice:
Burnett – On the 16th October, at Lilydale, Mary Catherine, relict of the late G.G. Burnett, late of New Zealand, aged 64 years. [The Argus 17-10-1904 pg1]

Funeral Notice:
Burnett – The Friends of the late Mary Catherine Burnett are respectfully invited to follow her remains to their last resting place, the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from her late residence, the corner of Main and Bellview [Belle Vue] streets, this day (Monday, the 17th) at 3 p.m. Burton and Sons, Undertakers, Main-street, Lilydale. [The Argus 17-10-1904 pg1]

References: The Argus 17-10-1904.



Burton, George Alfred and Elizabeth Jane

Pretty, Ruth and James

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Pretty Ruth

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1107 1003 24-04-1901 Pretty, Ruth 36
B1 13/14  -
1003 1107 09-02-1904 Burton, George Alfred 75
B1 13/14  -
1107 1308 03-11-1908 Burton, Elizabeth Jane 78
B1 13/14  -
1308 1720 13-03-1919 Pretty, James 63
B1 13/14  -

Inscription:
Sacred / to the memory of / George Albert Burton / who departed this life / 6th March 1901 aged 76 years. / For ever with the Lord. / Also his beloved wife / Elizabeth Jane Burton / died 3rd November 1909 / aged 79 years.

Notes: The month for George Burton’s death should be March not February 1904 in the Burial Register. Year of Elizabeth Jane Burton in the Burial Register should be 1909 not 1908.
Links: See also Ruth and James Pretty 10267 – headstones side by side.
Image No: 10268 (9-17)

Information under Pretty, Ruth and James Image No. 10267.

George Alfred Burton

Biography:
G. A. Burton opened business as a coach and carriage manufacturer in September 1887, at the corner of Deschamps Ave. and Main St, Lilydale. [He] was a fine tradesman and well known in Charlton, Ballarat and Melbourne. The business operated at Lilydale for many years. After the death of Elizabeth Jane Burton in 1909, two of their sons took over the business which became Burton Bros. operating both a coach building factory and an undertakers business. With the advent of the motor car, the coach building business became a garage and was owned and operated by their sons Ebenezer and William in 1938. Between 1938 and January 1946 they sold the business to Oliver D. Hill. The building was destroyed by fire in the 1970s. [Lilydale Express 23-09-1887 and LDHS research]
Obituary:
During the week the grim Angel of Death has again visited this town [Lilydale], and claimed Mr George Alfred Burton. The deceased gentleman who was the principal in the firm of G. A. Burton and Sons, in his 76th year, residing here for 17 years. He was well known and respected for his upright character and sterling principles. The remains were interred in the Baptist portion of Lilydale Cemetery. . . . the service being read by Rev. M. L. Murphy . . . . [He] leaves a wife and nine children (four sons and five daughters) all grown up . . . . [Lilydale Express 11-03-1904]

Elizabeth Jane Burton

Obituary:
It is our painful duty to have to record the death of Mrs Elizabeth Jane Burton, relict of the late George A. Burton, of this town. The deceased lady was 78, had been ailing for two or three years with heart trouble . . . . She was a good neighbour, and kind and affectionate mother. The deceased leaves four sons and five daughters . . . The funeral . . . was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The services at the house and grave were conducted by the pastor of the Baptist Church, Mr Holloway. [Lilydale Express 05-11-1909]

James Pretty

Information under Pretty, Ruth and James Image No. 10267.

References: Lilydale Express 11-3-1904 and 05-11-1909; LDHS file.






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