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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.


Dallas, John Alexander, Mary Ann

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John Alexander Dallas

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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492 07-10-1888 Dallas, John Alexander 60 CE2 52 -
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1889 03-09-1920 Dallas, Mary Ann 82
CE2 52 -

Inscription:
Erected by / Mary Ann Dallas / to the memory of her beloved husband / John Alex Dallas / died 9th Oct 1888 aged 60 / when ere the solemn bell I hear / if safe from guilt need I not fear / nor would the thought distressing be / perhaps it next may toll for me. / The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. / Blessed be the name of the Lord. / Also / Mary Ann / wife of the above / died 3rd Sep 1920 aged 82 years

Links:
Image:
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Biography:
John Dallas' saddler's shop was on the north side of Lilydale’s Main Street, next to the old school house and east of the Lilydale Hotel. Jack, when a star boxer, was known as "The Benecia Boy." He combined his saddlery with a bark hut stadium, where a number of locals were taught the art. He was a local celebrity, both for his vocabulary and his powers of entertaining the general and visiting public. He died during a friendly boxing match at Parr’s Hall. At the Inquest that was held at the Lilydale Court House it was found that he “died from sero-sanguineous apoplexy and no blame was attachable to anyone.” John Dallas was born in Brick-lane Shoreditch, and at the time of his death was 60 years old.
He came to Victoria 36 years earlier and after settling initially in Healesville moved to about Lilydale 25 years ago though his name appears in the Shire of Lillydale ratebooks in 1971. He married Mary Ann Harvey in 1880 but they had no children. He worked for a short time in a London printing office before taking up boxing. He said he had never been beaten. At one time he was champion light weight of Victoria.
He was a supporter of the Church of England and in his Will left £25 each to the Lilydale Church of England, Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist churches [Back to Lilydale Re-union and Lilydale Express 13-10-1888, ABD]
Obituary:
Death of Mr J.A. Dallas. After we had gone to press last night we received intelligence of the awfully sudden death of Mr John Dallas, one of or oldest and most respected townsmen. It appears that Mr Dallas was present at the boxing exhibition at Parr’s Hall and was engaged in sparing with H. Baker, when he was suddenly seized with a fit of apoplexy, and died upon the stage. The affair, as may be imagined, created the greatest sensation amongst the audience..... [Lilydale Express 10-10-1888]

Mary Ann Dallas

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 10-10-1888 sup., 13-10-1888; Back to Lilydale Re-union 1931, Arnold Deschamp; Australian marriage index.


Daly, Denis Bowes and Rebecca

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Denis Bowes Daly

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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2190 13-11-1927 Daley, Denis Bowles 89 RC1 105 -
-
4451 27-02-1950 Daly, Rebecca 83
RC1 83
-

Inscription:
In memory of / my / beloved husband / Denis Bowes / Daly / who died on the / 12th October 1927. / May God grant his soul eternal rest. / Also Rebecca (Becky) / dearly loved wife / of the above / who departed this life / 27th February 1950. / Her good deeds were legion. / R.I.P.

Notes: Burial Register spells the name two different ways.
Links:
Image:
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No information.

Rebecca Daly

No information.
 


Davey, Lily 
Harman, Ernest Alfred
Jack, Georgina and Donald Clive

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Ernest Alfred Harman

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
218 40 16-11-1868 Harman, Ernest Alfred 10 mths CE1 35/36 -
554/40 218 02-03-1878 Jacks, Georgina 5 mths CE1 35/36 -
218 554 07-10-1889 Davey, Lily -
CE1 35/36 -
40 777 14-12-1895 Jacks, Donald Clive 15 mths CE1 35/36 -

Inscription:
In / loving remembrance / of / Lily / dearly beloved wife of / Herbert E. Davey / who died Oct. 6th 1889, aged 23 years. /Also her brother / Ernest / only son of R. and A. Harman / died Nov. 15th 1868, aged 10 mths. / Also the dearly beloved children of / W. and H. Jack / Georgina / died 28th Feb. 1878, aged 5 months. / And / Donald / died 13th Dec. 1875, aged 15 months.

Notes: Burial Register transcript spelling of Jacks differs from headstone.
Links:
Image:
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Biography:

Ernest Harman was born at Lilydale in 1868.

Georgina Jack

Biography:
Georgina Harriet Howe Jack b. 1878, Collingwood, the daughter of William John Jack and Harriet Harman.

Lily Davey

Biography:
Lily Davey was born in 1865 at Lilydale, the daughter of Robert Harman and Mary Ann Williams. She married Herbert Edwin Davey. Her elder sister Harriet married William John Jack. Two of their young children are also interred in this grave.

Donald Jack

Biography:
Donald Jack was born at Essendon in 1894 and died at Wandin Yallock in 1895. He was the son of Arnold McDonald Jack and Alice Maud Williams.

References: http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au


Davidson, Thomas and Teresa

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Thomas Davidson

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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1934 13-12-1921 Davidson, Thomas 76 P2 228 -
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2189 10-11-1927 Davidson, Teresa 77 P2 228 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Thomas Davidson / died 14th Dec 1921 / aged 76 years. / Native of Balleymena, / County of Antrim Ireland. / Also his wife / Teresa / died 9th Nov 1927 / aged 77
 
Notes: Teresa/ Theresa spelling is different on headstone
Links:
Image:
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No information.

Teresa Davidson

Death notice:
Davidson – On 9th November, at her residence, Melbourne road, Lilydale, Theresa, wife of the late Thomas Davidson, loving mother of Edward, John, George, Thomas, Nathaniel, Annie, Mary Katherine (Mrs Johansen), and fond grandmother of Frank; aged 77 years. Private interment. R.I.P. [Lilydale Express 18-11-1927]
Bereavement Card
The family of the late Mrs Theresa Davidson desire to sincerely thank their relatives and kind friends for letters, telegrams, personal expressions of sympathy and floral tributes sent them during their recent sad bereavement. [Lilydale Express 18-11-1927]

References: Lilydale Express 18-11-1927.




Davis, Mary
Anderson, Mary Finley, George and George

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Mary Davis

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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327 02-01-1884 Davis, Mary 15mths P1 69/70
327 624 29-10-1891 Anderson, May Finley 55 P1 69/70
-
1364 06-07-1911 Anderson, George 84
P1 70

1364 2110 25-12-1925 Anderson, George 59 P1 70 Full

Inscription:
In loving remembrance / of / Mary Anderson / who died at 'Glenhurst' Coldstream / October 28th 1891 / aged 55. / Also her grandchild / Mary Davis / died 30th December 1883, / aged 3 years. / Also / George Anderson / died 4th July 1911, / aged 85 years. / Also their son / George / died 24th Dec. 1925 / aged 59 years.

Note: It’s May Finley Anderson in Register and Mary Anderson on headstone.
Links: See also Anderson.
Image: 10166 (6-6)

No information.

Mary Anderson

Funeral Notice:
The Friends of the Beloved Wife of George Anderson will leave “Glenhurst” Coldstream, at one o’clock on Saturday, 31st inst. G.A. Burton, Undertaker. [Lilydale Express 30-10-1891 pg 2]

George Anderson

No information.

George Anderson

No information.
 
References: Lilydale Express 30-10-1891.



Deasy, Mary Ann and Michael

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Mary Ann Deasy

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
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685 02-06-1893 Deasy, Mary Ann 58
RC3 110
 -
-
893 23-07-1898 Deasy, Michael 63
RC3 109
-
Inscription:
In loving memory / our dear mother / Mary Ann Deasy / who died 2nd June 1893 / aged 53 years / also our affectionate father / Michael Deasy / died 23rd July 1898 / aged 68 years / at rest

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10347 (11-25)

No information.

Michael Deasy

Biography:
Michael Deasy was a draper who operated his business in the Red House located on the west side of Olinda Creek and the south side of Lilydale’s Main St. The property was owned by Robert Black and building was originally the first Presbyterian Church. [Gun Alley Stories research]
Bereavement Notice:
Miss M. Deasy and Mrs T. Slater beg to tender their sincere thanks to the many kind friends for their floral tributes and letters of sympathy during their recent sad bereavement. [Lilydale Express 29-7-1898]
Obituary: 
We regret to record the death of Mr M. Deasy of the 'Red House' Main St . . on Saturday after a painful illness. Deceased was a patient sufferer of Bright's disease . . During the time he carried on business he was admired by all for his conscientious scruples and was greatly respected as a townsman . . He took little or no action in public affairs but was always ready to assist the needy and distressed. The funeral took place on Monday, his remains being followed by the H.A.C.B Society of which he was a member. [Lilydale Express 29-7-1898]

References: Lilydale Express 29-7-1898; Gun Alley Stories.


Dennehy, Catherine and Maurice

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Catherine Dennehy

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1719 1706 24-10-1918 Dennehy, Catherine Josephine 55
RC2 88  -
1706 1719 05-03-1919 Dennehy, Maurice 56
RC2 88  -


Inscription:
Catherine / beloved wife of / Maurice Dennehy / died 23rd Oct. 1918 / aged 55 years. / Also the above / Maurice Dennehy / died 4th March 1919 / aged 56 years.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
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No information.

Maurice Dennehy

No information.



Dennis, Bridget, Alecta and Andrew
Sanders, Christina Josephine 

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Bridget Dennis

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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985 16-12-1900 Dennis, Bridget 48
RC2 230  -
985 1045 30-03-1901 Dennis, Alecta 7
RC2 230  -
-
1775A 02-03-1937 Dennis, Andrew 84
RC2 229
 -
1775A 7413 21-08-1972 Sanders, Christina J
82
RC2 229  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Andrew Dennis / died 1.3.1937 / Bridget Dennis / died 15.12.1900. / Also their daughters / Christina Sanders / (Thel) / died 18.8.1972. / Alicia Dennis / died 30.3.1902. R.I.P.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10258 (9-7)
 
No information.

Alecta Dennis

Biography:
Alecta or Alicia Dennis was the daughter of Andrew and Bridget Dennis. [headstone inscription]

Andrew Dennis

Death notice:
Dennis – On the 1st March at his residence 'Fairview' Launching Place, Andrew Dennis dearly loved father of John Andrew, Mary (Mrs Gill), Christina (Mrs Sanders), and Patrick, aged 84 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 02-03-1937 pg 1]
Funeral Notice:
Dennis – The friends of Mr Andrew Dennis are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave from his residence 'Fairview' Launching Place, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10.30am. Burton Bros. Undertakers, Main St , Lilydale. [The Argus 02-03-1937 pg 1]

Christina Sanders 

Biography:
Christina was the daughter of Andrew and Bridget Dennis. [The Argus 02-03-1937 pg 1]

References: The Argus 02-03-1937.


Dennis, Doris Grace and

Selman, Morna Evelyn


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Doris Grace Dennis

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4761 938 02-08-1899 Dennis Doris Grace 5
CE2 19/20 -
938P 4761 04-06-1954 Selman Morna Evelyn 68
CE2 19/20 -

Inscription:
In / Memory / of / Doris Grace / the beloved youngest child of / John & Matilda Dennis / who died 2nd Augst 1899 / aged 5 years / He shall gather the lambs with his arm / and carry them in his bosom. Isaiah Xl.11.
 
Links: See also John and Matilda Dennis No. 0091
Image: 10092 (3-17)
Obituary:
The many friends of Mr and Mrs Dennis, of the “Oaks,” will regret to hear of the death of their youngest child which occurred at her parents’ residence on the 1st inst. Although the little one had been ailing for some time, the sorrowing mother will sorely miss her cherished youngest born and the family their gentle little idol. [Lilydale Express 04-08-1899 pg2]

Morna Evelyn Selman

No information.
 
References: Lilydale Express 04-08-1899.




Dennis, John and Matilda

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John Dennis 

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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1116 06-7-1904 Dennis, John 54 CE2 19/20 -
-
1958 29-09-1922 Dennis, Matilda 73
CE2 19
-

Inscription:
In Memory of / John Dennis / the beloved husband of / Matilda Dennis / Born 19th Augst 1849, / died 6th July 1904. / and also his wife / Matilda Dennis / died 29th September 1922 / aged 73 years.

Links:
Image:
10091 (3-16)
Death Notice:
Dennis – On July 6th, at “The Oaks” Lilydale, John Dennis, the beloved husband of Matilda Dennis. Aged 54 years. [Lilydale Express 08-07-1904] Obituary Lilydale – An old resident of the Healesville and Lilydale district, Mr John Dennis, died on Tuesday last, at his residence, “The Oaks”. Deceased had been suffering for the last seven years, and had a stroke of paralysis on Sunday last, from which he did not rally. He leaves a widow, son and daughter [The Argus 08-07-1904]

Matilda Dennis

Death Notice:
Dennis – On the 29th September, Matilda, widow of the late John Dennis, late of “The Oaks’, Lilydale, aged 73. [The Argus 02-10-1922]

References: Lilydale Express 08-07-1904; The Argus 08-07-1904 and 02-10-1922.


De Pury, Ada Augusta, George Alphonse, Florence Sophia and Victor Edouard Montague

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Ada Augusta de Pury

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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1414 09-11-1912 De Pury, Ada Augusta 77
CE1 179/180, 215/216
-
6119 4938 17-09-1956 De Pury, Georges Alphonse 86 CE1 179/216 -
4938 6119 22-07-1960 De Pury, Montague Edward V 87 CE1 216 -
1414 11772 24-04-1989 De Pury, Florence Sophia 85 CE1 180 -

Inscription:

In sad and loving / remembrance / of our dearest mother / Ada Augusta De Pury / who left us on the / 8th November 1912. / Au revoir. / Also / George Alphonse De Pury / who left us on / 14th Sep. 1956. / And Also / his beloved wife Florence Sophia / who left us on / 26 April 1989. / Also Victor Edouard Montague De Pury / who left us on 21 July 1960
 
Notes: Register spelling of Georges differs from headstone and obit.
Links: Link to society gallery photo featuring Victor de Pury and Barak 00121
Image No: 10040 (2-2)
Biography:  

Ada de Pury was the widow of Frederick Guillaume de Pury (or Willliam) who was born in Switzerland in 1831, arrived in Victoria. After living with Paul de Castella at Yering purchased land 900 acres east of St Hubert’s and established a 60-acre (24ha) vineyard on his property he named Yeringberg. Frederick became Baron de Pury and was the Swiss Consul to Victoria. He passed away while on a family visit to Switzerland in 1890. In 1888 Baroness Ada de Pury laid the foundation stone at St John’s Church, Lilydale, where she was an active member. [Lilydale Cemetery Tours Volume 2,  pg11]
Death notice:

De Pury – On the 8th November, at Yeringberg, Ada Augusta, Baroness de Pury, relict of the late Baron de Pury, and beloved mother of George and Victor de Pury, aged 77 years. (Private interment by request) [Argus 11-11-1912 p9]

Obituary:
The death took place at her residence, Yeringberg, on Friday last of Baroness de Pury, relict of the late Baron J. William de Pury who arrived in Victoria from Switzerland in 1854. In 1867 he was married to Miss Ibbotson of Geelong, and with his newly wedded wife came to Yeringberg. The Baroness, who had been a widow for the last 22 years, was 77 ... She was one of the founders of St John's Church of England, Lilydale ..... She leaves two grown up sons, Messrs George and Victor de Pury ... The interment took place at Lilydale cemetery... [Lilydale Express 15-11-1912]

George de Pury

Biography:
The son of Guilluame and Ada de Pury took over the operating of Yeringberg after his father’s death.

Montague Edward de Pury

Biography:
Commonly known as Victor, he was a close friend of Barak and also a talented painter. He lived at Yeringberg with his brother George and his family. His portrait of Barak titled King Barak Last of the Yarra Tribe has been loaned to various national galleries and is regarded as a fine portrait of Barak.

References: The Argus 11-11-1912; Lilydale Express 15-11-1912; Lilydale Cemetery Tours Volume 2, Ruby Kwijas and Keith Lithgow.



Deschamp, Arabella and Augustus

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Arabella Deschamp

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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23
31-10-1866 Deschamp, Arabella 29 RC1 34
-
23
24
10-11-1866 Deschamp, Augustus -
RC1 34
-

Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of / Arabella / wife of / Augustus Deschamp / who died 30th October / 1866 / aged 29 years

Notes:
Links
: Image: 10228 (8-13)
Biography:
Arabella Deschamp nee Campbell was born in Lancaster, England in 1837. She married Auguste Deschamp at Hawthorn, Victoria on 15-11-1859 and they had four children Edward Joseph, Auguste, Lilly Mary and William Alfred.[Deschamp family history]

Auguste Deschamp

Biography:
Auguste, the second son of Auguste and Arabella (nee Campbell) Deschamp was born at Lilydale in 1862. [Deschamp family history]

References: LDHS file; Deschamp family history.


Deschamp, Augustus and Rudolph Augustus Deschamp

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
828
974
26-08-1900 Deschamp Augustus 47
CE2
3/14 -
974
1067
02-01-1903 Deschamp Rudolph 30
CE2
3/14 -

Inscription:
In Affectionate Remembrance / of / my Beloved Husband Augustus Deschamp / A Colonist of 47 years / who died at his Residence “Pine Grove” Lilydale 26 August 1900 Aged 62 years/ A native of Peseux Switzerland / Also my son Rudolph died 31 Dec 1902 / aged 30 years.

Notes:
The Previous No. for Augustus is Susanne Deschamp’s grave, see 10078
Links: See also Deschamp 10078 and 10087.
Image: 10079 (3-3)
Biography:
Augustus was born Auguste Louis Deschamp (known as Louis Augustus) in Pexeux Switzerand in 1838. He was the son of Victor Joseph Clement Deschamp and Susanne Catherine Duvoisin,. He arrived in Australia in January 1854 with his father and brother Jean Louis Deschamp. He married Arabella Campbell at Hawthorn Victoria on 15 November 1859, she was born in 1837 and died on 30 October 1866. He married again to Anne Marguerite Wuillemin in 1868. Augustus was a Viticulturalist, he owned and operated the “Pine Grove” vineyard in Lilydale which had 35 acres of vines on the south-east corner of Main and Anderson streets, Lilydale. His hobby was music and he was a prominent member of the Lilydale Brass Band. He was also one of the three initial trustees appointed to the Athenaeum and Mechanics’ Institute and was a willing helped in all social movements. [Deschamp’s Family research paper, 1978 and 2013]
Obituary:
MR L.A. DESCHAMP – We deplore the dire necessity which compels us to part from one of the most respected of our fellow townsmen. We allude to the decease of Mr Louis Augustus Deschamp. He has left behind him a widow and seven sons and a daughter who have the kindly sympathy of all in their bereavement. [Lilydale Express 07-09-1900]

Rudolph Deschamp

Biography:
Rudolph Deschamp was a Viticulturalist and more recently a Bank Clerk, he was born at Lilydale in1873 and sadly committed suicide on 27-12-1902. Obituary: We sincerely regret to learn that Mr Rudolph Deschamp, third son of Mrs A Deschamp of “Pine Grove” Lilydale died suddenly on Wednesday Morning last at Morwell, where he has been employed in the Colonial bank for some time past. [Lilydale Express 02-01-1903]
News Item:
The Suicide of a Bank Clerk – Morwell Thursday – An Inquiry touching the death of Rudolph Deschamp a clerk in the local branch of the Colonial Bank who committed suicide yesterday, was held today...The manager of the bank (Mr A.W. Witt) stated that in consequence of becoming intoxicated during the holidays deceased had neglected to send a return to the head office as instructed. This, combined with the fact that he was behind with his work, made him very despondent. Deceased knew he deserved dismissal, but others informed him that the matter would be overlooked....a verdict was returned that deceased came to his death by means of a bullet wound inflicted by his own hand, and that there was not sufficient evidence to show the condition of his mind at the time he committed the deed. [The Argus 02-01-1903]

References: The Argus 02-01-1903; Lilydale Express 07-09-1900, 02-01-1903; Deschamp’s Family research paper, John Deschamps, 1978 and Sue Thompson 2013; Lilydale Express 07-09-1900, 0201-1903; The Argus 02-01-1903; Deschamp’s family research, John Deschamps, December 1978; Deschamp 7 Pine Grove Lilydale Vineyard, Sue Thompson 2013; LDHS files.


Deschamp, Catherine, Louis, Len and Leo

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Catherine Deschamps

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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1069 28-01-1902 Deschamp, Catherine -
RC1 83/84 -
1069 1207 07-03-1907 Deschamp, Louis 2
RC1 83/84 -
1207 1647 10-09-1917 Deschamp, Len 11 1/2
RC1 83 -
-
2760 25-11-1936 Deschamp, Leo 25 RC1 84 -

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10240 (8-25)
Inscription:
Deschamps / in memory of / Louis died 5th March 1907 / Leonard died 9th Sept. 1917 / Leo died 24th Nov. 1936. / R.I.P.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10240 (8-25)

Biography:
Catherine Deschamp (nee Mahoney) was born in 1843 in County Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of James and Bridget Mahoney (nee Cane). She arrived in Australia on July 21, 1864 aged 21. She married Patrick Smith at Heidelberg in 1865 and they had six children. Patrick died September 13, 1874 aged 36 years. In 1877 Catherine married Louis Deschamp and they had three children.

Louis Deschamp

Biography:
Louis was born on March 10, 1905, the eldest child of Louis John and Mary Anne (nee Slevin) Deschamp. Len Deschamp Biography: Leonard Deschamp was born at Dandenong on March 22, 1916, the youngest child of Louis John and Mary Ann (nee Slevin) Deschamp.

Leo Deschamp

Biography:
Leo was born at Lilydale on May 2, 1911, the fourth child of Louis John and Mary Ann (nee Slevin) Deschamp. Leo worked in the automotive parts industry and did not marry.

References:
Deschamp’s family history, John Deschamps; LHS files.


Deschamp, Joseph Clement

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
436 09-08-1887 Deschamp, Clement 43 RC1 39/40 -

Inscription:
In / memory of / Joseph Clement Deschamp / died 6 August 1887 / aged 43 years. / Erected by his wife Claudina. / From life – through the sea of death – home.

Links:
Image:
10237 (8-22)
Biography:
Known as Clement, Joseph Clement was born in Switzerland on 13-06-1844 Switzerland, the son of Victoria Joseph Clement and Susanne (nee Duvoisin) Deschamp. He arrived in Australia with his mother in 1856 when aged 12 years. Later, he owned and operated the 'Market Street' vineyards in Lilydale, of 30 acres of vines situated west of Kidgell St to Victoria Rd. He married Claudina Azzopardi the only daughter of Antonio Azzopardi. They had five children. [Deschamp family history pg9]
Obituary:
Death of Mr Clement Deschamp...Mr Deschamp had been ill for a considerable time, and weeks ago his life was despaired of. He had been a resident of this district for 43 years, and was generally known and respected.. [Lilydale Express 12-08-1887]

References: Lilydale Express 12-08-1887; Deschamp family history, John Deschamps; LDHS file.


Deschamp, Louis and Ann Margaret

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Louis Frederick Deschamp

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1176 18-12-1905 Deschamp Louis I -
CE2 100 -
-
1792 21-06-1920 Deschamp Ann Margaret
CE2 100 -

Inscription:
Right Side - In memory of / My dear son / Louis I Deschamp. / Died 27 Dec 1905 / aged 30 years 6 months / Beloved by all. Left Side – Anna M Deschamp / Native of Switzerland / Colonist 60 years / Died 19 June 1920 aged 84 years Notes: Burial Register shows Louis I which should be Louis F and records Anna’s name as Ann.
 
Links: See other Deschamp headstones - 10078 and 10079
Image: 10087 (3-12)
Biography:
Louis Frederick Deschamp was born in Lilydale in 1875.With his brothers Rudolph and Victor, he owned “Yeringa” Vineyard comprising 25 acres at Yering. After Louis death, Victor continued for a while. [Deschamp’s family research pg5]

Louis was the third son of Anna and Auguste Deschamps and lived in the family home “Pine Grove”. He turned 30 on June 12 1905. He was born in Lilydale and was the conductor of the Lilydale Brass Band. He was a born musician and had taken a deep interest in all branches of sports and was a prominent footballer. In his obituary the Lilydale Express noted: He had but one fault, and his inability to overcome it seems to have so preyed upon his mind that, in a fit of despondency, he determined to take his life. [Lilydale Express 22-12-1905]
Obituary:
A sad tragedy, involving the death I painfully tragic circumstances of one of Lilydale’s most popular residents, Mr Louis Frederick Deschamp, was brought to light on Monday afternoon... when a young man’s body, with the throat cut, was found by some railway employes in the railway reserve, about 200 yards from the local station. The body was full dressed, and a little distance away from the right hand lay a blood stained razor, which told only too plainly how the ghastly deed was accomplished ... In a pocket of his coat was the following letter to his mother ...... “Dear Mum, - Shall be taking a run down to town to-morrow on the bike. Don’t mention it to anybody. Shall probably be back in time for band. Louis” .. At his funeral the Lilydale Bras Band preceeded the hearse playing the Dead March in Soul. They again played the Dead March after lining the entrance to the Lilydale Cemetery. An inquest was held and Mr E.A. Janson J.P. and the verdict recorded was: that deceased had met his death by cutting his throat with a razor whilst temporarily insane. [Lilydale Express 22-12-1905]
Bereavement Notices
Madame Deschamps and family desire to express their heartfelt thanks to their many friends for expressions of sympathy, by visits, letters, telegrams, cards and lovely floral tributes; as to the Rev. Mr. Burke and the Lilydale Band, for their kind services, in our late and so sad bereavement. [Lilydale Express 29-12-1905]

Anna Margaret Deschamp

Biography:
She was born in Switzerland in 1836, the daughter of the Mayor of Courgevaud, Pierre Alram Wuillemin and Marguerite Madeline. Marguerite Wuillemin/ Vuillemin was the second wife of Auguste Louis Deschamp they married in Victoria in1868/1869. They had five children, Arnold, Rudolph, Louis Frederick, Victor and Florian and lived on their vineyard Pine Grove at the south-east corner of Main and Anderson streets, Lilydale. [Deschamp’s family research pg5]
Death Notice:
DESCHAMP – On the 19th June, at her residence “Pine Grove” Lilydale, Anna Marguerite, beloved wife of the late August Deschamp and loving mother of Arnold, Victor, and Florian and the late Rudolph and Louis, in her 84th year. “Her children shall rise up and call her blessed”. [Lilydale Express 21-06-1920]
Obituary:
LATE MADAME DESCHAMP – After a long and useful life, Madame Deschamp passed peacefully to rest on Saturday June 19th at the age of 84 years. Active and vigorous to the last she had inspected some work being done on her estate “Pine Grove” Lilydale, during the latter part of last week but on Sunday developed symptoms which required medical aid. Although every care and skill was given she gradually became weaker and passed peacefully away on Saturday morning. While still a student, Anna was chosen by the late Colonel Anderson, the first commander of of the Australian forces, t0 act as a teacher of French to his family in the year 1851 when they toured Europe for some years..... The Imperial Government charterd the vessel “The Anglesy” to convey the future Australian Commander and his family to Australia...On arrival Madame remained at Fairlie House, South Yarra with the Anderson family for a number of years. During that time....the late Paul de Castella and Colonel Anderson (undertook) monthly trips from Melbourne to Chateau Yering. Every part of the Lilydale district was known to Madame before she met her future husband, the late Auguste Deschamp in 1869 where they were engaged in viticultural pursuits. The remarkable work done by the old lady during the war for the soldier boys of the town is well known. [Lilydale Express 25-06-1920]

References: Lilydale Express 22-12-1905, 29-12-1905 and 25-06-1920; Deschamp’s family research, John Deschamps, December 1978; LDHS files.


Deschamp, Sarah and Louis

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Sarah Deschamp

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
338 141 04-06-1876 Deschamp, Sarah 33
RC1 41/42 -
141 338 22-05-1884 Deschamp, Louis 42
RC1 41/42 -
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the memory / of / Louis Deschamp / born in Neuchatel Switzerland 21 January 1842 / departed this life 21 May 1884. / Erected by his loving wife Catherine. / Also Sarah his wife / who departed this life 4 June 1876 aged 33 years.

Notes:
Links:
10237, 10238
Image: No: 10239 (8-24) 
Biography:
Sarah Deschamp nee Campbell was born about 1843. She married Louis Deschamp in 1861 and they had five children: Louise Marie, Eliza Clemence, Mildred, Adele and Olinda.

Louis Deschamp

Biography:
Jean Louis, known as Louis was the second son of Victor Joseph Clement Deschamp and Susanne Catherine Duvoisin. He was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1842 and came to Victoria in 1854 with his father and elder brother. He was a viticulturist and in 1872 was elected the first north-west councillor in the Shire of Lillydale. In 1861 he married Sarah Campbell and they had five children. Sarah died in 1876 aged 33 years and the following year Louis married Catherine Smith (nee Mahoney) who had six children with her first husband Patrick Smith. Louis and Catherine had three children. Given land by his father, Louis establish the Olinda Vineyard on the north-west corner of Cave Hill Rd and Maroondah Highway where he also established his wine salon. [Dechamp’s Family history]

References: Deschamp’s family history by John Deschamps and LDHS files.


Deschamp, Susanne

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
974 828 11-05-1897 Deschamp Susanne -
CE2 13/14 -

Inscription:

In / Loving Remembrance / of / Susanne Deschamp / dearly loved mother of / Auguste and the late Louis / and Clement Deschamp/ died 11th May 1897 / in her 84th year / erected by A M Deschamp

Links: See also Deschamp 10079 and 10087.
Image: 10078 (3-2)
Biography:
Susanne Catherine Deschamp (nee Duvoisin), was born in Switzerland in 1813. She married Victor Joseph Clement Deschamp, known as Joseph Clement in Switzerland. Joseph Clement arrived in Australian in January 1854 with their two eldest children and Susanne and their third son Clement arrived two years later in 1856. Their children were: Louis Auguste (known as Auguste), Jean Louis (known as Louis) and Joseph Clement (known as Clement). After spending time in Kyneton, the family moved to Lilydale in 1860 where Joseph Clement purchased and settled his three sons on vineyards. [Deschamp’s Family research paper]

References: Deschamp’s family research, John Deschamps, December 1978 and LDHS files.


Deschamp, Victor Joseph Clement

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
186 04-03-1878 Deschamp, Joseph Clement 65
RC1 39/40 -

Inscription:
Gloria in excelsius Deo / erected / by his sons / to the memory of their beloved father / J. Clement Deschamp / who departed this life 2nd March 1878 / aged 66 years.

Links: 10237
Image: 10238 (8-23)
Biography:
Victor Joseph Clement was known as Clement, was a viticulturist, born in 1812 at Cressier, Neuchatel Switzerland. He married Susanne Catherine Duvoisin (1813-1897) and migrated to Australia at the suggestion of Charles La Trobe an old school friend in Neuchatel. La Trobe was then Lieutenant Governor of Victoria and later first Governor. He arrived in Melbourne in 1854 aged 42 with his two eldest sons Auguste and Louis. They established a vineyard at Kyneton in 1854. His wife and youngest son Clement then aged 12 years, arrived in Australia in 1856 and in 1860 they moved to Lilydale in 1860 where he settled and established a vineyard - Deschamp’s Vineyard on the south-east corner of Anderson and Main streets. He and his sons also worked in local vineyards. He purchased additional land around Lilydale and established vineyards for each of his sons. [Deschamp’s Family history by John Deschamps]
 
References: Deschamp’s Family history by John Deschamps; LDHS files.



Dick, John (Jack), Archibald Spalding

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John (Jack) Dick

Only headstone memorial at P2 169
Inscription:
To the memory / of / our dear sons / Jack and Archie Dick / who gave their lives at Passchendale / on 4th and 5th Oct. 1917. / For King and country / our daughters and laddies. / Peace perfect peace.

Links:
Image
: 10200 (7-5)
Biography:
John Dick (No. 1620) enlisted on the 14.12.1914. He was born in 1891 Lilydale and was 23 at the time of his enlistment. He was single and gave his occupation as a labourer. His father was Alex Dick of West Warburton, but during the war, the family moved to Stanley Ave, Oakleigh. John Dick boarded the H.M.A.T. A54 Runic at Melbourne on 19.02.1915. On 15.01.1916 Pte Dick was attached to 1st Div. M. P., Strength 3rd Reinforcements 30-4-1915. He was wounded at Gallipoli on 08.5.1915 and reported as missing in action on 04.10.17. H was killed in Passchendale [National Archives of Australia Your Story Our History at recordsearch.naa.gov.au]

Archibald Spalding Dick

Biography:
Archibald (No. 211) enlisted on the 24.02.1915. He was born 1893 at Wandong, north of Melbourne. At the time of his enlistment he was 21 years and 8 months. He was single and gave his occupation as a miner. His mother was Mrs Jessie Dick West Warburton. During the war, the family moved to Stanley Ave Oakleigh. Archibald served at Gallipoli from 16.8.15. He was wounded on 05.09.15 and invalided to England on 18.9.15. He attained the rank of Sergeant but was sadly killed in action at Passchendale on 06.10.17, just two days after the death of his brother. [National Archives of Australia Your Story Our History at recordsearch.naa.gov.au]

References: National Archives of Australia Your Story Our History at recordsearch.naa.gov.au


Dodd, Eliza

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1905 04-05-1921 Dodd, Eliza 85 CE1 286 -

Inscription:
In memory of / Eliza Dodd / died 4th May 1921 / aged 85 yrs. / Wife of William / Mother of Caroline / At rest.

Links: See Caroline and John Allen (10045)
Image: 10034 (Neg. 1-34)
Biography:
Eliza Dodd, the daughter of Thomas Beavis and Lucy Fitch was born about 1836. She married William Dodd in 1852 and they had one child Caroline born in 1853. By 1870, William Dodd had taken over Turner’s land at the corner of Dorset and Mt Dandenong roads, Croydon. Later in 1875, he gain title to the land at the corner of Durham and Mt Dandenong roads, Kilsyth now part of the Kilsyth Primary School. Caroline married John Allen.[History of Croydon Vol 2, pgs 16, 83 and 85 and Family tree of John and Elizabeth Allen]

References: Family tree of John and Elizabeth Allen by Ken Partridge, held @ LHS; History of Croydon, Vol. 2, Muriel McGivern.

Doherty, Johannah, Catherine, Andrew John, and Edward

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Johanna Doherty

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
337 10-06-1889 Doherty, Johannah  -
RC3 45/46  -
537 648 26-05-1893 Doherty, Catherine 2
RC3 45/46  -
648 901 30-09-1898 Doherty – 12m
RC3 45/46  -
-
941 07-09-1899 Dougherty, Andrew John  -
RC3
45/46  -

Inscription:
Erected by / Edward Doherty / in memory of his beloved wife / Johannah / who died June 10th 1889 / aged 51 years. / May her soul rest in peace.

Links:
Image
: 10342 (11-19)

No information.

Catherine Doherty

No information.

Andrew John Dougherty

No information.

Edward Doherty

No information.



Dolphin, Frances Ethel and Oliver

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Frances Ethel Dolphin

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4446 1487 01-05-1914 Dolphin, Frances Ethel -
CE1 133/134 -
1487 4446 17-01-1950 Dolphin, Oliver 72 CE1 134
-
 
Inscription:
In / loving memory / of / Frances Ethel Dolphin / died 30th April 1914.

Notes: See also Stephenson 10025
Links: Image: 10021(1-21)
Biography:
Frances Ethel Dolphin was one of six daughters born in Lilydale to John Stephenson and Susanne Cooper. She married Oliver Dolphin (born in Mooroopna) in 1905. One daughter Una was born in 1907. Frances was 34 when she died. [BDM]
Obituary:
The news of the death of Mrs Oliver Dolphin, who passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne on Thursday last, was received in Lilydale by a wide circle of friends with the profoundest feelings of regret. Mrs Dolphin who was a sister of the Misses Stephenson of Castella Street, was a native of Lilydale, and was highly esteemed by all that knew her. The remains were brought to Lilydale for interment in the local cemetery on Saturday. Deep sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband, (who is left with two young children) and other members of the family in their sad affliction. [Lilydale Express 08-05-1914 pg5]

Oliver Dolphin

Biography:
Oliver was born in Mooroopna and after Frances' death, he married her older sister Hannah May in 1916 and they had one child Cyril Oliver. [BDM] Hannah died at their daughter Una’s home at St Arnaud on October 16, 1947, aged 69 years and is buried in the next grave at Lilydale Cemetery – Reg No. 4302 CE1 135. [Lilydale Express October 24, 1947 pg 11]
Obituary:
Mr Oliver Dolphin passed away suddenly at his home, “The Grange,” Granville, on Tuesday, January 17th. Although a very active man, he had been in indifferent health for some time. He came to Lilydale as a young man in 1900 and was employed at Cave Hill as engineer. He was an active worker in all sports at that time, particularly cycling events. His wife, a daughter of the late John Stephenson, predeceased him two years ago. He leaves two daughter and a son, Una (Mrs C.A. Eales, of St Arnaud), Dot (Mrs G. Konstaninoff, of Maffra), and Cyril (of Granville). The funeral took place in the Lilydale cemetery on Wednesday, January 18, the Rev. W. Milne officiating at the graveside. [Lilydale Express January 27, 1950 pg5]

References: Lilydale Express 08-05-1914, 24-10-1947 and 27-01-1950; BDM



Doran, Catherine and Alfred Patrick

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Catherine Doran


Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2269 1102 25-11-1902 Doran, Catherine 66 RC2 247/248  -
1102 2269 01-07-1929 Doran, Alfred Patrick 93 RC2 247/248  -

Inscription:
In / loving memory of / our dear mother / Catherine Doran / died 25th Novr 1903 / aged 65 years / native of Clonmore / County Tipperary, Ireland. / Also her husband / Alfred Patrick / died 30th June 1929 / native of Johnstown / County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10254 (9-3)
Death notice:
Doran – The friends of Alfred Patrick Doran are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his dearly beloved wife, Catherine, to their last resting place, the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave his residence, Croydon, this day (Friday), at 1pm. Burton and Sons, Undertakers. [Lilydale Express 27-11-1903]

Alfred Patrick Doran

Biography:
The family arrived in Lilydale district in 1882 purchasing land (only) in Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon now Trawalla Road. It was virgin land and Doran established an orchard. They later sold the property and lived at the southern end of the one-time orchard. In 1886 Alfred Doran was playing cricket with Croydon and scored 20 runs against Mooroolbark in a match report published in the Lilydale Express. (History of Croydon Vol 2 pg 90 and 275]
In 1883 they were at Crown Lot 24F/34D, Swansea Rd, Montrose.

References: Lilydale Express 27-11-1903; History of Croydon Vol 2 Murial McGivern.



Dornom, Samuel, Norah and Bridget

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Norah Dornom

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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1421 21-01-1913 Dornom, Norah 59 RC2 25/26 -
1421
1497 11-07-1913 Dornom, Bridget Teresa 31
RC2 25/26 -
-
2175 30-08-1927 Dornom, Samuel 87
RC2 25
-

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Honora / dearly loved wife of / Samuel Dornom / died 21st Jany 1913, aged 62. / Also / Samuel Dornom / loved husband of Hanorah / died Aug 29th 1927 / And of Bridget Dornom / died 12th July 1914, aged 32

Notes:
Links:
Image
: 10247 (8-32)

No information.

Bridget Teresa Dornom

No information.

Samuel Dornom

Biography:
On Tuesday last another old pioneer of the Lilydale district in Mr Samuel Dornom passed away at his daughter's residence at Coburg. He was a native of Devonshire, England and arrived in Australia in the latter part of last century. From 1870he has been a resident of Lilydale. He was a builder, erecting many of the buildings in Lilydale including the Lilydale and Olinda hotels, the Athenaeum Hall, the gas works and the old Colonial Bank. He was a colonist of 63 years and was 86 years old at the time of his demise. He leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters, his wife predeceasing him some 13 years ago.... [Lilydale Express 02-09-1927]

References: Lilydale Express 02-09-1927; LDHS archives.


Douthie, Clorenda, John William and Mary

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Clorenda Douthie

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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452 07-01-1888 Douthie, Colendra 14 P1 47/48 -
452 842 05-10-1897 Douthie, John William 66
P1 47/48 -
842 1506 31-08-1914 Douthie, Mary 77
P1 47/48 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / our dear father / John William Douthie / who departed this life / 5th Oct. 1897 / and our dear mother / who passed away / 30th Aug 1914 / also our dear sister / Clorenda Douthie / who passed away 6th Jan 1888. / “Thy will be done.”

Notes: Burial Register spelling should be Clorenda as per headstone and BDM indexes.
Links: see Douthie family image 06322 in Gun Alley pg136.
Image: 10126 (5-2)
Biography:
Clorenda was the sixth child of John and Mary (nee Gray) Douthie and was born at Lilydale. [BDM Indexes]

John William Douthie

Biography:
John Douthie born 30-09-1831 Keighly, Yorkshire, UK. John William Douthie married in Melbourne, Lutheran church 16.02.1860 to Mary Gray. John and Mary first went to Gippsland then settled at Lilydale by 1862. John and Mary had nine children between 1861 and 1880. John became the licensee of the Crown Hotel in 1867 where their third child Andrew Burkitt Charles was born in 1869. Later, John took up a selection at Woori Yallock they called Aden where they remained for the rest of their lives. [Gun Alley the Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets pgs 136 and 137]
Death Notice:
Douthie – On the 56h October, at his late residence, Woori Yallock, Lilydale, John William, the beloved husband of Mary Douthie, aged 66 years. [Lilydale Express, 08-10-1897]

Mary Douthie

Biography:
Mary (Gray) Douthie, born 1837 Banxton Hill, England came to Australia with her parents Andrew & Mary Gray who settled in Parish of Yering as farmers and later settled at Mooroolbark. She married John Douthie in 1860. [Gun Alley the Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets pg 136]
Obituary:
 
Our Woori Yallock correspondent writes – On Sunday, 30th August, at the age of 79 years, Mrs Douthie, a well-known resident of this district, passed peacefully away. Deceased, a resident here for about 40 years, had done extremely good work for the advancement of the district, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. As a last tribute of respect, a long cortege followed the remains to their last resting place in the Lilydale cemetery. [Lilydale Express 11-09-1914]

References: Lilydale Express 08-10-1897, 11-09-1914; LDHS archives; Gun Alley the Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets, Sue Thompson.




Downes, William James and Mary Dorothy

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William James Downes

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2734 1760 11-10-1919 Downes, William James 83
W2 233  -
1760 2734 07-08-1936 Downes, Mary Dorothy 85
W2 233  -

Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of / William James / beloved husband of / Mary Downes / died Oct 10 1919 / aged 83 years / at rest / also his wife / Mary Dorothy / who died 7th Aug 1936 / aged 85 years / at rest

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10399 (13-06)
Death Notice:
Last week there passed away at his residence, “Bradford”, Nicholas Street, an old resident, at the advanced aged of 84 years. Mr Downes was a man of unassuming and retiring disposition. Much sympathy is felt for his widow: also his daughter, Mrs Holyoak, wife of Mr G. Holyoak, late assistant station master at Lilydale, and his son, Mr G. Downes of Nar Nar Goon. He was buried in the Lilydale cemetery, Rev Mr Ditterich officiating at the graveside. [Lilydale Express 31-10-1919]

Mary Dorothy Downes

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 31-10-1919.




Downham, Jane, Anthony and Agnes Elizabeth


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Jane Downham

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
999 19-03-190 Downham, Jane 69
W2
67/68  -
991* 1888 16-11-1920 Downham, Anthony 91
W2
67/68  -
588+ 2932 09-12-1939 Downham Agnes Elizabeth 71
W2
67
 -

Inscription:
In memory of / Jane / beloved wife of Anthony Downham / who died at Seville 18th March 1901 / Aged 69 years & 3 months / Peace / also / Anthony / beloved husband of the above / who died 14th November 1920. / Aged 91 years & 7 months / also / Agnes Elizabeth / daughter of above / who died 9th December 1939 / aged 73 years.

Notes:
* Previous No. should be 999 not 991 in Burial Register.
+ refers to another Downham interment but is in W1.
Links:
Image No:
10374 (12-17)
Biography:
Jane Smith married Anthony Downham in England and they came to Melbourne in 1858 on board the ship Eagle. They had three sons – John, Charles and Joseph and four daughters – Agnes, Margaret (Mrs G. Duck), Mary (Mrs Waring) and Ellen (Mrs Bruce). [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]
Memoriam:
In memoriam services are to be conducted by the Rev R.L. Reed, on Sunday, in the Seville and Wandin Methodist Churches at 11am and 3pm respectively, in connection with the late Mrs Downham. [Lilydale Express 29-03-1901]

Anthony Downham

Biography:
The Lilydale Express published a lengthy and detailed obituary. Anthony was born at Tatham, Lancashire on March 29, 1829. After time farming he migrated to Australia in 1854 on the ship James Carson. He went to the goldfields at Fryers Creek and Bendigo before returning to England where he married Jane Smith. They returned to Melbourne and after time at Heidelberg in 1867 he selected 81 acres at Seville which he named Elmhurst and began fruit growing. He was one of the first trustees of the Wandin Methodist Church building and with Thomas Hogg established the first Sunday School in Wandin. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development and Lilydale Express 10-12-1920 pg4]

Agnes Elizabeth Downham

Obituary:
Miss Agnes Downham, a devoted member of the Seville church, passed away on Saturday last, after a long and trying illness. A funeral service was held in the Lilydale church on Monday afternoon, a good number of relatives and friends attending. . . the deepest sympathy of all church people will be felt for the bereaved relatives [Lilydale Express 15-12-1939]

References: Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord; Lilydale Express 10-12-1920 and 15-12-1939.




Downham, Joseph S. and Emily Jane

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Joseph Smith Downham

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1195 13-11-1906 Downham, Joseph Smith 40
W2
65  -
-
4018 05-10-1942 Downham, Emily Jane 69
W2
44
 -
 
Inscription:
Erected / in / memory of / my dear husband / Joseph Smith Downham / who died at Seville 12th Novr 1906 / aged 40 years. / Also / Emily Jane / beloved wife of the above / died 3rd October 1942 / aged 69 years

Note: Graves 65 and 44 are side by side.
Links: 10372
Image: 10372 (12-15)
Biography:
Joseph was the on of early Wandin settler Anthony Downham and Jane Smith who settled in the district in 1867. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]
Obituary:
Mr Joseph S. Downham one of Wandin's best known and reputable residents died suddenly on Monday evening. [He] went outside the house and when he didn't return, Mrs Downham found him lying on the ground quite dead. . . Dr Syme was sent for but life was extinct . . due to heart disease. The deceased was 40 and leaves a wife and family of young children. . . He was a prominent temperance and church worker. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Lilydale cemetery. Rev. J. Adams conducted the service . . [Lilydale Express 16-11-1906]

Emily Jane Downham

Death notice:
Downham – On October 5 at a private hospital, Emily Jane of . .  . Ormond, beloved mother of Elsie and Hilda (Mrs Bunbury) and dear grandma of Joan and Zella, aged 69 years . . . [The Argus 5-10-1942, pp2]
Funeral Notice:
The funeral of the late Mrs Emily Jane Downham will leave John Allison's Parlours cnr Glenhuntly and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9.30am for the Lilydale Cemetery . . . [The Argus 5-10-1942, pp2]

References: Lilydale Express 16-11-1906; The Argus 5-10-1942; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord.




Downie, Mary

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1115 30-06-1904 Downie, Mary 68
RC3
82
 -

Inscription:
In memory / of / Mary Downie / dearly beloved mother of / Lena Downie / late of Dereel / died 29th June 1904 / aged 68 years. / Immaculate heart of Mary / Your prayers for her extol. / O: Sacred heart of Jesus / have mercy on her soul. / R.I.P.

Links:
Image
: 10334 (11-11)
Death notice:
Downie – On 29th June, at Cave Hill, Lilydale, Mary Downie / late of Dereel, beloved mother of Lena Downie, aged 68 years. R.I.P. [Lilydale Express 1-7-1904]
Obituary:
The many friends of Miss Lena Downie of Cave Hill, will regret to hear of the death of her mother, which sad event occurred on Wednesday. The funeral takes place from Cave Hill today (Friday) at 3.30pm, the place of interment being the Lilydale cemetery. [Lilydale Express 1-7-1904]

References: Lilydale Express 1-7-1904.


Drummond, John, Archibald and Catherine

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John Drummond

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
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489 11-09-1888 Drummond, John 19
B1 227  -
489 491 14-09-1888 Drummond, John (Senr) 50
B1 227
 -
-
1345
05-01-1911 Drummond, Catherine 73
B1 229
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Archibald Drummond / died 14th Sept. 1888. / Also / Catherine Drummond / died 4th Jan 1911. / Also their son / John / died 10th Sept. 1888. / Asleep in Jesus.
 
Notes: Burial Register entry No. 491 should be Archibald Drummond not John Drummond.
Links: See also Harry Thornton 10299 – son-in-law.
Image No: 10293 (10-6)
Biography:
Fatal gun accident at Gruyere. John Drummond, 18, residing with his parents at Gruyere, met with a gun accident which proved fatal. Young Drummond and a friend took their guns to shoot kangaroos. John saw and shot a kangaroo and to kill it he took hold of the barrel of the gun and hit the animal with the stock. Unfortunately he did not notice the hammer was at full cock. When he went to hit the animal the gun went off the charge entered his side just below the liver. The wound was large enough for a man’s hand to go in. Before his death three hours later, he deposed what had happened to Dr Dutton and this was then tendered at the inquest held shortly afterwards a verdict of accidental death was returned by W. Laidlaw JP. John Drummond was the main bread winner as his father was an invalid. [Lilydale Express 12-09-1888]

Archibald Drummond

No information.

Catherine Drummond

Biography:
The late Mrs Catherine Drummond who passed away on the 5th inst. at her son-in-law's residence ' Fern Hill', Lilydale, was 73 years of age. She arrived in Melbourne from Scotland on 1 March 1857. In 1863 she moved to Woods Point where she resided for 17 years and in 1881 she came to Lilydale. She was a constant member of the Baptist church which she joined in the eighties. She is survived by two sons presently in South Africa, and Mrs H. Thornton with whom she had lived for some years. [Lilydale Express 13-01-1911]
Obituary:
After a long and painful illness, Mrs Catherine Drummond, relict of the late Archibald Drummond of Gruyere, passed away at her daughter’s (Mrs H. Thornton) residence, Fern Hill, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 06-01-1911]

References: Lilydale Express 12-09-1888, 06-01-1911 and 13-01-1911.



Duck, Henry, Margaret and William

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Henry Duck

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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951 16-11-1899 Duck, Henry 84
CE1 213/214 -
951 958 21-01-1900 Duck, Margaret 64
CE1 213/214 -
-
1125 20-08-1904 Duck, William 63
CE1 213/214 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / Henry Duck / who died at Seville 22nd Nov 1899 / aged 84. / Also / Margaret Duck..... / Also William Duck / died 19th Aug. 1904 / aged 63.

Links:
Image:
10033 (1-33)
Biography:
Henry Duck was the father of William and Thomas Duck. While William died without issue Thomas Duck who married Mary Albury had 12 children and lived in Seville. Henry, aged 33, arrived in Melbourne on the ship Nelson in November 1849 with his family: Elizabeth aged 36, Henry 11, William 9; Mary Ann 5 and Thomas 0. [Seville The Vision and the Reality,  pg 17; PROV Assisted British Immigration Index Bk 5 pg 17]
Death Notice:
Duck – On 15th November, at his son's residence 'Myrtle Farm' Seville, Henry Duck, aged 84 years and 9 months, a colonist of 50 years. [The Argus 23-11-1899 pg1]
Obituary:
The death is announced of Mr Duck senr., father of Messrs William and Thomas Duck of Seville, and Mrs T. Macintyre of Yering. Deceased was about 80 years of age. [Lilydale Express 17-11-1899]

Margaret Duck

Obituary:
Much regret was felt for Mr William Duck of Seville when news of the death of his beloved wife was made known, on Sunday evening last. The deceased lady had resided with her husband in the district for many years, and was highly respected. Her remains were interred at Lilydale cemetery..[Lilydale Express 26-01-1900]

William Duck

Biography:
William was the second son of Henry and Elizabeth Hand. He arrived in Melbourne with his family aboard the ship Nelson in November 1849.

References: PROV Assisted British Immigration Index; The Argus 23-11-1899 p1; 26-08-1904 p3; Lilydale Express 26-01-1900LHS file: Duck Family; PROV Assisted British Immigration Index; Seville The Vision and the Reality, Trevor Jones.


Duffy, Mary Ignatius

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1338 18-10-1910 Duffy, Mary I 32 RC2 83 -

Inscription:
Sr. M. Ignatius / Duffy / 18-10-1910 / R.I.P.

Links:
Image:
10243 (8-28)
Biography:
Sister Mary Ignatius Duffy was the first Sister from the Sisters of Mercy to be buried at Lilydale Cemetery. She was formerly from Carrick-on-sur, Ireland. [LDHS archives]

References: LDHS archives.



Duggan, Mary, Catherine and Hugh

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Mary Duggan

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
726 31-05-1894 Duggan, Mary 22
RC3 11/12  -
-
969 16-06-1900 Duggan, Catherine 30
RC3 11/12  -
-
973 25-08-1900 Duggan, Hugh 21
RC3 11
 -

Inscription:
Gloria in Excelsis Deo / In loving remembrance of / the dearly loved children of / Thomas and Jane Duggan / Mary / died May 31st 1894 aged 23 / Catherine / died June 15th 1900 aged 30 / Hugh / died August 25th 1900 aged 21.

Links: 10344
Image: 10350 (11-28)

No information.

Catherine/Katherine Duggan

Obituary:
We chronicle with deep regret the death of Miss K. Duggan, daughter of Mr T. Duggan of Brushy Creek. The deceased young lady was a native of the district, was deservedly a general favourite for her sunny disposition and quiet unassuming manner. As she had been in a critical state of health for some months past her end was not entirely unexpected . . The family who are well known and widely respected received the utmost sympathy and condolences from many friends. The funeral on Sunday last was very largely attended. The funeral arrangements in the hands of Mr E. H. Tuck. Rev. A. E. Hennessy officiated at the grave. [Lilydale Express 22-6-1900]

Hugh Duggan


No information.

References: Lilydale Express 22-6-1900.





Duggan, Thomas, Jane, Jane sen. and Dennis

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Thomas Duggan

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1052 20-06-1902 Duggan, Thomas 67
RC3 9/10  -
1052 1127 23-09-1904 Duggan, Jane 24
RC3 9/10  -
1127 1471 06-01-1914 Duggan, Jane 70
RC3 9/10  -
1471 1623 09-01-1917 Duggan, Dennis 31
RC3 10  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Thomas Duggan / dearly loved husband of / Jane Duggan / died June 20th 1902 aged 67. / Also their daughter / Jane Duggan / died Sept 23 1904 aged 24. / Also / Jane Duggan / beloved wife of the above / who died 5th January 1914 / aged 70 years. / Also Dennis / son of the above / died 9th January 1917 aged 31 years. R.I.P.

Links: 10350
Image: 10344 (11-21)
Death notice:
Duggan – On the 20th June at his residence Lilydale, Thomas Duggan, beloved husband of Jane Duggan, aged 67 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 21-6-1902 p9]

Jane Duggan jun.

Death notice:
Duggan – On the 23 September at Lilydale Jane Duggan, the beloved daughter of Jane Duggan, aged 24. R.I.P. [The Argus 24-9-1904 p9]
Jane Duggan sen.
Death notice:
Duggan – On the 6th January at her late residence Edward Rd Lilydale, Jane, relict of the late Thomas Duggan, aged 70 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 07-01-1914 p10]

Dennis Duggan

Death notice:
Duggan – On the 9th January at his residence Edward St Lilydale, Dennis, dearly beloved youngest son of the late Thomas and Jane Duggan, aged 31 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 10-01-1917 p1]

References: The Argus 21-06-1902, 24-09-1904 p9, 7-01-1914, 8-01-1914 and 10-01-1917.



Duggan, Thomas and John

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Thomas Duggan

Burial Register Details:


Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1964 17-12-1922 Duggan, Thomas 46
RC2 318/309  -
-
2126 12-06-1926 Duggan, John 43
RC2 309
 -


Inscription:
In memory of / Thomas / second son of / Thomas and Jane Duggan / died 17th Decr 1922 / aged 47 years. / Also John / fourth son of the above / died 11th June 1926 / aged 43 years.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10259 (9-8)
Death notice:
 
Duggan – On the 17th December, at Lilydale, Thomas Duggan, aged 47 years. R.I.P. (Privately interred at Lilydale, on the 18th) [The Argus 21-12-1922]

John Duggan

Death Notice:
Duggan – On the 11th June, at his residence, Lilydale, John, fourth son of the late Thomas and Jane Duggan, aged 43 years. R.I.P. (Private interment) [The Argus 15-06-1926]

References: The Argus 21-12-1922 and 15-06-1926.



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