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


Gaudion, Nicholas

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
616
03-07-1891 Gaudion, Nicholas 69
W2
80
 -

Inscription:

Loving remembrance of / Nicholas Gaudion / who died June 30th 1891 in his 70th year.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10394 (13-01)
Biography:
Nicholas Gaudion was born in Parish St. Samson, Guernsey on August 2, 1821. He and his wife Mary LePage arrived in the Melbourne in February 1852 aboard the Joshua. After initially working for Paul de Castella at Yering Station he tried his luck on the Bendigo and Avoca goldfields. In 1855 in partnership with John Rouget he leased a portion of Yering Station from Paul de Castella where the two families spent 12 years farming and dairying. In 1867 he settled in Wandin selecting land with frontages to Beenak and Quayle roads and settled at Wandin Yallock in 1855 where he established an orchard. He always took an active part in all matters connected with the district. For many years he held a seat on the school Board of Advice and was also a trustee of the Methodist Church. He leaves a widow and four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss – Nicholas, Daniel, John and Thomas, Lydia (Mrs J. Hunter) and Emily (Mrs A. Watson). [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development and Lilydale Express 17-07-1891.]
Death notice:
Gaudion – Died at Wandin Yallock, on Tuesday, June 30th, Mr Nicholas Gaudion, senr.m, aged 69 years and 11 months. [Lilydale Express 03-07-1891]

References:
Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord; Lilydale Express 03-07-1891, 10-07-1891 and 17-07-1891.



Gaudion, Mary Helena and Emma Mary

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Helena Gaudion

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1509 11-09-1914 Gaudion, Mary Helena 43
W2 105
1509 4792 21-09-1954 Gaudion, Emma 78
W2 105

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Mary Helena Gaudion / died Sept 1914 / also / Emma Gaudion / died Sept 1955

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10402 (13-09)
Bereavement Notice:
Mr Thomas Gaudion and Family, of Wandin, desire to sincerely thank all friends for expressions of sympathy, by visits, letters, telegrams, and floral tributes, during their recent sad bereavement; and to Dr. Syme and the Rev. Jas. Lowe for their kindness and attention. [Lilydale Express 18-09-1914]

Emma Gaudion

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 18-09-1914.



Geiger, George Christian

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Burial Register Details:
 
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1708 04-12-1918 Geiger, George Christian 64 CE2 264 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / my father / Christian George Geiger / born 1854 – died 1918. / Erected by Chris.

Links:
Image:
10075 (2-36)
Obituary:
The death occurred on Tuesday of last week of Mr C. Geiger, one of the oldest residents of Lilydale, at his home in Taylor St, Lilydale at the age of 64. Deceased came to this district over 40 years ago. He was an expert vigneron and employed by Mr M. C. G. Hutton and at St Hubert's for many years, spending 11½years at the latter place. Mr Geiger leaves a widow and a family of 3 daughters and 2 sons, only one of the children (a daughter) being home at the time of his death. The youngest son left with the A.I.F. in 1914 being one of the early volunteers of the district; the elder son is in charge of a Government motor depot in Western Australia.....Of the daughters one is in Western Australia, one at Wycheproof and the youngest at home....the funeral was largely attended. [Lilydale Express 13-12-1918]

References:
Lilydale Express 13-12-1918.

Gibb, James Rankin and Margaret McTurk
McTurk, William

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William McTurk

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note 10190GibbMcTurk200wm_resize.jpg
-
585 16-07-1890 McTurk, William 81 P2 7/8 -
-
945 01-09-1900 Gibb, James Rankin 72 P2 7/8 -

1486 11-04-1914 Gibb, Margaret 76
P2 7/8 -

Inscription:
In memory of / William McTurk / born at Polquhorter, New Cumnock / Ayreshire, Scotland / 19th Jany 1810 / died at Deeside, Warburton, / 18th July 1890. / Also James Rankine Gibb / died at Deeside 16th Sepr 1899 / aged 72 years. / Also Margaret, wife of J. R. Gibb / and daughter of Wm McTurk, / born New Cumnock 1888, / died at Melbourne 9th April 1914 / aged 76 years.

Links: Also listed under McTurk.
Image:
10190 (6-31)
Death notice:
McTurk – On the 18th July, at the residence of his son-in-law, James Gibb, Deeside, Warburton, in his 81st year, William McTurk Esq., late of Polquhorter, New Cumnock, Ayreshire, Scotland. Home papers please copy. [Lilydale Express 23-07-1890]

James Rankin Gibb

No information.

Margaret Gibb

Death notice:
Gibb – On the 9th April, at Melbourne, Margaret widow of the late James Rankin Gibb, of Deeside, Warburton, a colonist of 56 years, aged 76. (Private interment at Lilydale.) [The Argus 11-04- 1914 pg1]

References: Lilydale Express 23-07-1890; The Argus 11-04-1914.






Gibbons, Anthony

See James Molloy.

Gibson, Annie

See Isaac and Anne Jeeves.



Gifford, William and Catherine

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William Gifford

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2058 1558 03-12-1915 Gifford, William 48
P2 23 -
1558 2058 27-10-1924 Gifford, Catherine 83
P2 23 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Catherine Gifford / died 27th Oct. 1924 aged 83 years. / And her loved son / William / died 2nd December 1915 aged 48 years.

Links:
Image:
10180 (6-21)
Death notice:
Gifford – On the 2nd of December at his residence, Warburton, William, second son of Mrs Gifford and the late Abram Gifford, of Warburton. [The Argus 04-12-1915]

Catherine Gifford

Death Notice:
Gifford – On 27th October, 1924, at her residence, Warburton, Catherine, relict of the late Abraham Gifford. [The Argus 28-10-1924]

References: The Argus 04-12-15, 28-10-1924.


Gifford, Abram and Flora Ann Abram

Higgs, Emily

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
615 03-06-1891 Gifford, Abram 64
P2 25 -
-
2745 01-09-1936 Gifford, Emily 70
P2 25 -
-
6270 15-08-1962 Higgs, Flora Ann -
P2 25 -
 
Inscription:
n loving memory of / Abram Gifford / died 1st July 1891 aged 64 years. / And his loved daughter / Emily / died 1st Sept 1936 aged 70 years. / Also / Flora Higgs / died 13th Aug. 1962 aged 88 years

Links:
Image:
10189 (6-30)
Death notice:
Gifford – On the 30th June, at his residence, Warburton, after a long illness, Abram, beloved husband of Catherine Gifford, aged 64 years. Deeply regretted. [Lilydale Express, 17-07-1891]

Emily Gifford

Death notice:
Gifford – On the 1st September, at the residence of her sister (Mrs A. Johnston) Brunswick, Emily, loving daughter of the late Abram and Catherine Gifford, of Warburton. [The Argus 02-09- 1936]
Funeral notice:
Gifford – The friends of Miss Emily Gifford are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to arrive at the cemetery gates Tomorrow Thursday at 12.15. Burton Bros., Undertakers, Main Street, Lilydale. Ph 11. [The Argus 02-09-1936]

Flora Ann Higgs

No Information.

References: Lilydale Express, 17-07-1891; The Argus 02-09-1936.


Gilroy, James Henry, Catherine Ewart, Mary Eliza Ross, Henry James and Thomas Brownlie

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James Henry Gilroy

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
202 201 24-09-1878 Gilroy, James Henry 68
P1 9/10 -
272/201 202 24-09-1878 Gilroy, Catherine Ewart 8
P1 9/10 -
202 272 23-12-1881 23-12-1881 40
P1 9/10 -
272 278 14-01-1882 Gilroy, Henry James 3m P1 9/10 -
278 1953 29-07-1922 Gilroy, Thomas Brownlie 84
P1 9/10 -

Inscription:

Sacred to the memory / of / Mary Eliza Ewart / beloved wife of / Thomas Gilroy / died 21st December 1881 / aged 40 years / also / the beloved children of above / James / died 21st September 1878 / aged 8 years / Katherine / died 22nd September 1878 / aged 13 years / Henry / died 12 January 1882 / aged 3 months / also the above / Thomas Gilroy / died 28th July 1922 / in his 84th year.

Note: Burial Register give James Henry’s age as 68 years while headstone has 8 years.
Links:
Image:
10144 (5-20)
Biography:
James Henry was born at Lilydale in 1870 and died on 21st September 1878 aged 8. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Gilroy. [BDM indexes]

Catherine Ewart Gilroy

Biography:
Catherine was the eldest child of Thomas and Mary Gilroy and was born at Lilydale in 1865, She died a day after her younger brother James. [BDM indexes]

Mary Eliza Ross Gilroy

Biography:
Thomas and Mary had eight children all born at Lilydale between 1865 and 1881. [BDM indexes]

Henry James Gilroy

Biography:
Henry was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Gilroy. He was born at Lilydale in 1881 and died in 1882 aged just three months.

Thomas Brownlie Gilroy

No information.

References: BDM indexes.


Glennon, James and Alice

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James Glennon

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
71 13-12-1870 Glennon, James 68
RC1 1/2 -
71 1197 16-12-1906 Glennon, Alice 95
RC1 2
-

Inscription:
Gloria in exelsis Deo. / Erected by /Alice / in memory of her beloved husband / James Glennon / who died Decr 16th 1870 / aged 60 years. /Also / Alice Glennon / wife of the above / who died Decr 16th 1906 / aged 95 years. / R.I.P. / May his soul rest in peace.

Links:
Image:
10216 (8-1)
Biography:
James Glennon served on the Upper Yarra District Road board from 1863 until 1866. [Prosperity and Progress pg39]

Alice Glennon

Biography:
Alice Glennon, Lilydale, a native of county Tipperary, Ireland, where she was born in 1824, came to Melbourne in 1841, being then 16 years of age.
 
She was a younger sister of John Supple who owned the blacksmith forge on the corner of Castella and Main streets. She was also the sister of Mary Alice Black and Ellen Dwyer. (Danielle Ritchie).

After about 14 years residence in the district, during which time she married (in 1843) the late Mr James Glennon, her husband bought 640 acres of land at 29s. per acre, in the parish of Yering, clearing it year by year, and carrying on farming and dairying. At the time Mr and Mrs Glennon arrived there were only three settlers in the district. Mrs Glennon, whose husband died in December 1870, and is interred in the Lilydale cemetery, is now in possession of the property. [Victoria and its metropolis past and present. Vol. 2, 1888 pg 409]

References: Victoria and its metropolis past and present. Vol. 2, 1888; Prosperity and Progress, Sue Thompson.

Goodall, Rosena and John
Jane McLass

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Rosena Goodall

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
809 05-11-1896 Goodall, Rosina 7 mths CE1 175 -
4579 3090 08-05-1942 Goodall, John Richard 84
CE1 175 -
3090 4579 07-11-1951 McLass, Jane 82
CE1 175 -

Inscription:
Rosena Goodall / passed away 5th Nov. 1895 / aged 7 months. / John Goodall / passed away 8th May 1942 / aged 84. / Also Jane / loved wife and mother of above / passed away 3rd Nov. 1951 / aged 82

Notes:
Links: Image: 10028 (1-28)

No information.

John Goodall

Obituary:
Residents of the Lilydale and Upper Yarra district were grieved to learn of the death of Mr John Goodall, aged 84, at his residence, Chapel street, Lilydale, early this week. The late Mr Goodall spent most of his early life at Lilydale, later removing to Yarra Junction, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. Latterly he returned to Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 15-05-1943 pg 2]
Bereavement Thanks:
Goodall – Mrs Goodall and Family desire to thank all kind friends and relations for letters, cards and floral tributes in their sad bereavement; especially thanking Dr R. E. Short, Rev. Donnelly and Mrs Clarke. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of gratitude?, Chapel St, Lilydale [Lilydale Express 22-05-1942]

Jane McLass

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 15-05-1943, 22-05-1942.


Goodwin, Walter William
Hardridge, William, Eliza and Samuel

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William Hardridge

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
731 284 28-02-1882 Hardridge, W’m 16
CE2 9/10 -
840/284 731 13-07-1894 Goodwin, Walter William 4 days
CE2 9/10 -
1013 840 16-09-1897 Goodwin, [stillborn] -
CE2 9/10 -
1386/840 1013 26-07-1901 Hardridge, Eliza 73 CE2 9/10 -
1013 1386 23-03-1912 Hardridge, Samuel 86 CE2 9/10 -

Inscription:
In / loving memory / of / our dear brother / William Hardridge / who died Feb. 26, 1882, aged 16 years. / Also our dear mother / Eliza Hardridge / who died 26 July, 1901 aged 73 years. / And our dear father / Samuel Hardridge / who died March 22, 1912 aged 86 years. / Also the dear grand-children of the above / W. & E. Goodwin

Links:
Image:
10069 (1-31)
Biography:
William Hardridge was killed during the construction of the Croydon-Lilydale railway line. [History of Croydon pg 45]

Walter William Goodwin

No information.

Eliza Hardridge

Biography:
Eliza was the wife of Samuel Hardridge.

Samuel Hardridge

Biography:
Samuel came from Somerset England; he lived with his wife and three children in Bulleen Road, Doncaster and later came to Croydon where three more children were born. The six were Mary, Emily, Sarah (married Thomas Knee), Samuel (married Amelia Bilcock), Amelia (married Samuel Goodwin and Harry Lacey) and William [see above]. The Hardridge land grant was taken up in 1881. It comprised the triangle bordered by Kent Ave, Croydon Rd and Whitehorse Rd, Croydon, excepting 25 acres taken up by E.A. Looby in 1877. The Hardridge land comprised 101 acres. An orchard was planted and the home site was the present Barina Cres. His Will directed that his 5 living children receive a life interest in the property. [History of Croydon pgs 45 and 46] References: History of Croydon, Volume 1, Muriel McGivern.




Gore, Laura

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1126
06-09-1904 Gore, Laura 36
W2
72
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Laura / daughter of Wand and C. Gore / native of St Ives, Hunts. / who died 6th Sept. 1904 / At rest.

Links:
Image:
10380 (12-23)

No information.



Gowling, Elizabeth and Henry

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Elizabeth Gowling

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1402 03-08-1912 Gowling Elizabeth 73
CE2 142 -
1402 2306 14-03-1930 Gowling Henry 88
CE2 142 -
 
Inscription:
In fond remembrance / of / Elizabeth / beloved wife of / Henry Gowling / died at Wandin / 3 Aug. 1912, aged 74 years.

Links:
Image:
10052 (2-14)
Biography:
Elizabeth Gowling was born on 19-11-1838 at Marwood, Durham, to William Rutherford and Eleanor Cleminson. She emigrated in 1863 on Champion of the seas with Henry and child. She died at Wandin Yallock in 1912. [Nola Guardiani descendant]

Henry Gowling

Biography:
Henry was born in Yorkshire in 1841, the son of master gardener William Gowling and Sarah Stead. Married Elizabeth Rutherford on August 12, 1862 and emigrated in 1863 with wife and child. He died at Wandin Yallock in 1930.

References: http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au; Nola Guardiani.

Graham, Valentine Walter

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2350 09-01-1931 Graham Valentine Walter 31
CE2 214 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Valentine Graham / who died 9th Jan 1931 / aged 31 years.

Links:
Image:
10093 (3-18)
Obituary:
The late Mr Graham bore his illness with the greatest fortitude, and it was only when he was on the verge of collapse that he discontinued work, at which stage he was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, where he remained on the danger list for several weeks .... Of a quiet and unassuming character, albeit cheerful and quite convincing when it came to a decision of any kind, he enjoyed an integrity which made him a great favourite with all section of the community. He was very fond of all kinds of sport, but swimming was the one which he indulged most. At the inauguration of the Lilydale Amateur Swimming Club he was held in such high regard that he was unanimously appointed captain, and although his illness intervened before swimming activities commenced, his good influence on the younger members of the club was very noticeable. [Lilydale Express 09-01-1931]

References: Lilydale Express 09-01-1931.



Gray, Amy Eva

See Atkinson, Albert Robert



Green, Honara (Sister)

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1730 27-05-1919 Greene, Honara (sister) 47 RC2 85 Convent L’Dale

Inscription:
Sr. M. Veronica / Green / 27-5-1919 / R.I.P.

Notes:
Links:
Image
: 10248 (8-33)
Biography:
Honora Green enter the Order in Lilydale and became Sister Veronica. She died during an outbreak of influenza in 1919.

References:
LDHS archives.




Green, Herbert Leigh

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
482
23-07-1888 Green, Herbert Leigh 10 W2
47
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Herbert Leigh Green / loved son of Rev. John L. and Selima Green / died 22 July 1888 / aged 10 years.

Links:
Image:
10378 (12-21)
Biography:
He was the son of Rev John Green who was a local minister and also Inspector of the Central Board and established Corranderk at Healesville. [Healesville History in the Hills pg 29]

References:
Healesville History in the Hills, Sally Symonds.




Grey, Gilbert and Sarah Ann

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Gilbert Grey

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1704 09-10-1918 Grey, Sarah Ann 66
P1 53 -
-
1884 18-10-1920 Grey, Gilbert 79
P1 53 -
 
Inscription:
In memory / of / our beloved parents / Gilbert Grey / died 8th October 1920 / aged 79 years. / Sarah Ann Grey / died 7th October 1918. / aged 66 years. / Peace perfect peace.

Links:
Image:
10137 (5-13)

No information.
 

Sarah Ann Grey

Death Notice:
Sarah Ann Grey died at Hull Road, Lilydale. [The Argus, 08-10-1918 pg3]

References: The Argus, 08-10-1918.


Griffin, Thomas, Ellen, James D.

Murphy, Charles Glouster

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Thomas Griffin

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4433 978 08-10-1900 Griffin, Thomas 80
RC2 267/268  -
978 2007 11-11-1923 Griffin, Helen 82
RC2 267/268  -
978 4433 01-11-1949 Murphy, Chas Glouster 31
RC2 267/268  -

Inscription:
In / loving memory of / my dear parents / Thomas Griffin / who died 6 Oct 1900 aged 80 years. / Ellen Griffin / died 9 Nov 1923 aged 82. / Also their son / James D. Griffin / died at Gympie Qld 29 June 1942.

Notes:
*No Burial Register entry for James - interred in Queensland.
*Headstone broken so two separate images.
Links:
Images:
10253 (9-2) and 10333 (11-10)

No information.

Ellen Griffin

Death notice:
Griffin – On the 19th November, at Northcote, Ellen, relict of the late Thomas Griffin, beloved mother of James, and loving sister of Mrs Ostrum, the late Timothy Daniel Murphy, Mrs O'Connor, Mrs Madden, Mrs Mangan, and Mrs Walsh, aged 82 years. Colonist of 82 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 12-11-1923 p1]

James D. Griffin

Obituary:
Mr J. D. Griffin. For many years engaged in sugar cane farming at Gympie, Queensland, Mr James Dennis Griffin, who at one time was a well known resident of this district, recently passed away. The many friends that Mr Griffin left behind in this locality deeply regret his passing. It was ill health that caused Mr Griffin’s transfer to the more congenial climate of Qld. In his younger days he resided at Mooroolbark but when his health was threatened he was obliged to move to Queensland. He was 68 years of age. [Lilydale Express 3-7-1942]

Charles Glouster Murphy

Biography:
According to the death notice of Helen Griffin he was a close relative. [The Argus 12-11-1923 p1]

References:
The Argus 12-11-1923; Lilydale Express 3-7-1942.


Guest, Lily Brierty and Lily Ernestine

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Lily Brierty Guest

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
8586 2149 30-01-1927 Guest, Lily Brierty 3
P2 249 -
2149 8586 29-12-1977 Lily Ernestine 85
P2 249 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Lily Brierty Guest / died 4.2.1927 aged 3½ years.

Links:
Image:
10198 (7-2)

No information.

Lily Ernestine Guest

No information.








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