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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.

 

Jack, Georgina and Donald Clive 

Harman, Ernest Alfred

Davey, Lily

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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:
10041 (2-3)

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


James, Job and Annie

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Job James

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4584 1274 26-12-1908 James, Job 56
W1 19/20  -
1274 4584 19-11-1951 James, Annie 93
W1 19/20  -
 
Inscription:
In loving memory of / Job James / died at Yarra Junction / Dec. 1908 aged 58. / Annie James / his wife aged 93 / died at Heidelberg / Nov. 1951.

Links:
Image:
10300 (10-13)
Obituary:
The death of Mr Job James at the comparatively early age of 56 years came as a shock to the residents of the Warburton district . . he had been in indifferent health for some time . . recently becoming very much worse. . . [He] died at his residence 'Cardross' Yarra Junction, on 26th ult. . . remains were interred at Lilydale cemetery with service conducted by Rev. T. Copeland . . sympathy expressed to the bereaved widow, 2 sons and 3 daughters, all grown up . . [He] was widely known and respected in the Upper Yarra district . . connected for 30 years with the Education Department, in charge of the East Warburton and Yarra Junction State schools at various times . . A fair, broadminded man, with a instinctive hatred of deceit and underhanded dealings, he had endeared himself to his friends . . [He] was a member of the Orient Lodge of Freemasons . . [Lilydale Express 8-1-1909]

Annie James

Death notice:
James – On November 16 at private hospital, Annie James, late of 37 Hotham St Preston, the dearly beloved wife of the late Job and loved mother of Mabel (Deceased), Ethel (Mrs Wykes), and William, aged 93 years. – Reunited. [The Argus 19-11-1951 p16]
Funeral notice:
James – The funeral of Mrs Annie James of 37 Hotham St Preston will leave Nelson Bros chapel 7 Droop St Footscray this day (Monday) at 2pm and arrive at the Liltydale Cemetery about 3.30pm. [The Argus 19-11-1951 p16]

References: Lilydale Express 8-1-1909; The Argus 19-11-1951.




James, John Davies and Rose Anne

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John Davies James

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
600
09-01-1891 James, John D. 28
RC1 37/38
-
600
2101
16-11-1925 James, Rose 44
RC1 37
-

Inscription:
In affectionate remembrance / of / my dearly beloved husband / John Davies James / born at Craigynismeadwy, South Wales / died 9th Jany 1891, aged 36 years / R.I.P. / Also / Rose Anne / beloved wife of above / died at Perth W.A. 9th April 1918 / re-interred here Nov. 16th 1925 aged 53 years. / United.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10231 (8-16)
Biography:
John James was the licensee of the Crown Hotel, Lilydale for 18 months before his death His obituary in the Lilydale Express gives an account of his life. He was born at Mount Pleasant, Graigsmeadwdy, Glamorganshire, South Wales, in 1862, and was 28 at the time of his death. He came to the colonies about 1876 and was appointed purser on one of the large steamers trading between San Francisco and Sydney. A few years ago he started business in the Royal Hotel, Queenscliffe, where he became a general favourite with the residents. He was also in the Albion Hotel, Bourke St for a long time. He leased the Crown Hotel and as a new building was about to be erected he had renewed his lease. He has no relatives though Mrs James had relatives in Queensland. He leaves a family of four. [Lilydale Express 10-01-1892 pg 2]

Rose James

No information.

References:
Lilydale Express 10-01-1891; LHS file





Jeeves, Ellis Theobald and Eliza Harriette


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Ellis Jeeves

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4082 1916 01-07-1921 Jeeves, Theobold Ellis 66
B1 157/158  -
1916 4082 16-11-1943 Jeeves, Eliza Harrieta 72
B1 158  -

Inscription:
Ellis T. Jeeves / died 29-6-1921, aged 86. / Also / Eliza H. / died 16-11-1943, aged 76.
 
Notes: Discrepancy in spelling of Theobold in Burial Register transcript and research notes Discrepancy in spelling of Harriette in Burial Register transcript and death notice
Links:
Image No:
10272 (9-21)
Biography:
Ellis Theobald Jeeves, the son of Isaac and Ann (nee Theobald) was a member of one of the first pioneer families of Mt Dandenong, and had been associated with development and improvement of district since early settlement. Reared in days of hardship and struggle, he became a many-sided man, always equal to the emergency of the moment, such as setting his own broken leg. He was a lover of truth and justice, a reader and thinker, and thoughtful speaker with dry and biting humour. A horse lover and horse master he would never part with a faithful team horse unless he was sure of a good home for it. Ellis and Eliza operated Mount Joy guest house at Kalorama. As a coach proprietor he sustained a three times a day service between the mountain and Croydon. To provide for this service he had up to 50 horses based at Montrose. He died in harness, almost on the road, at a fatal accident at Sassafrass. There was a large gathering of friends at Lilydale cemetery. [Lilydale Express 08-07-1921]

Eliza Jeeves

Death notice:
Jeeves – On November 16, Eliza Harriette, of Kalorama, loved mother of Walter, and mother-in-law of Dorothy, grandma of Dorothy, Esme, Heather, and Janet. At rest. [The Argus 18-11-1943]

References: Lilydale Express 08-07-1921; The Argus 18-11-1943; LDHS Montrose files.




Jeeves, Isaac and Ann

Gibson, Annie


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Isaac Jeeves

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
206 30-10-1878 Jeeves, Isaac 56
B2 55/56  -
-
1573 28-02-1916 Jeeves, Ann 89
B2 55/56  -
-
2251 19-12-1928 Gibson, Annie 78
B2 55/56  -

Inscription:
A loving tribute to / our grandparents / Isaac Jeeves 1822-1873 / Ann Jeeves 1827-1916 / pioneers. / In loving memory of aunty / Annie Gibson 1850-1928. / Nobly she bore life's sorrows.

Links: 10367
Image: 10366 (12-08)
Biography:
Isaac Jeeves with his brothers John Stephen and Osborne Geeves arrived in Victoria from Tasmania seeking gold at Bendigo. Isaac moved to and from Melbourne and changed his name to the alternative spelling of Jeeves. He with Mathew Childs and Jabez Richardson were the first men to select land in the Dandenongs. Isaac was a joiner and selected his land in 1863 with further property selected in 1870. He married Ann Theobalds in 1853 they had 8 children. [Mountain of Struggle pgs 1- 4 and LDHS Jeeves file]

Ann Jeeves

Biography:
Ann was the daughter of Gamaliel and Elizabeth (Hagger) Theobalds. [LDHS Jeeves file]
Death notice:
Jeeves – On the 27th February, at her residence, Mount Dandenong, Ann, relict of the late Isaac Jeeves, formerly of Tasmania, and mother of Ellis T. Jeeves, Mrs Child, Isaac Jeeves, Mrs James Houghton, and William Jeeves, aged 89 years. [The Argus 29-2-1916 p1]

Annie Gibson

No information.

References: The Argus 29-2-1916 p1; Mountain of Struggle, John Lundy-Clarke; LDHS Jeeves.



Jeeves, Selina Mary Ann and Isaac

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Selina Mary Ann Jeeves

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2393 26-09-1931 Jeeves, Selina Mary Ann 73
B2 58  -
-
2452 24-01-1932 Jeeves, Isaac 73
B2 58  -
 
Inscription:
In loving memory of / our dear parents / Selina Jeeves / died 26th Sept 1931. 73 yrs. / also / Isaac Jeeves / died 23rd Jan. 1932. 73 yrs. / “Thy will be done.”

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10367 (12-09)
Biography:
Selina was Selina Leach from Bayswater, then called North Scoresy. After their marriage the couple moved into a two-roomed home they named Shiloah which was built of timber split and sawn on the spot. Later Isaac enlarged Shiloah and took in paying guests. [Mountain of Struggle pgs 49-50]
Death Notice:
Jeeves – on the 26th September at her home Shiloah, Kalorama, the beloved wife of Isaac and mother of Elsie, Arthur and Stanley, aged 73 years. [The Argus 30-09-1931 pg1]

Isaac Jeeves

Death Notice:
Jeeves – on the23rd January, at his residence at Kalorama. Isaac, father of Elsie, Arthur and Stanley. Aged 73 years. [The Argus 25-01-1932 pg1]

References: The Argus 30-09-1931 and 25-01-1932; Mountain of Struggle, John Lundy-Clark.



Jeeves, Selina and Isaac

Information to be completed.

Links:
Image No:
10367(12-09)

Jenkins, Robert and Peter

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Robert Jenkins

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1369 21-08-1911 Jenkins, Robert 81
P1 46
-
-
2727 06-07-1936 Jenkins, Peter 72
P1 47
-

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Robert Jenkins / died 20th August 1911 / aged 80 years. / Also / Peter Jenkins / died 6th July 1936 / aged 72 years. / Perfect peace and rest

Links: See Peter and Ann Jenkins 10168.
Image: 10167 (6-7)

Obituary:
We regret to record the death of Mr Robert Jenkins, of Croydon, which occurred on Sunday, at the age of 80. The deceased gentleman was one of the early pioneers of the Presbyterian Church in Lilydale, and used to walk from Croydon to attend the services here. Mr Jenkins had led an active life, and was greatly respected by all who knew him. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Lilydale cemetery. The Rev. J.M. James conducted the burial service and paid a tribute to the deceased gentleman’s consistent churchmanship, stating that he would be much missed. [Lilydale Express 20-08-1911 pg 2]

Peter Jenkins

Biography:
Peter Jenkins is credited with being the first white child born at Croydon in 1864. He had a milk round in Croydon and operated a dairy on the family farm located on the south-east corner of Dorset and Mt Dandenong roads. After milking he would do his milk round. He married Agnes McGivern and had three children Victor, Eva and Olive. After Peter’s death his widow left the district. [History of Croydon Vol 1 pgs 30-31]

References: Lilydale Express 20-08-1911; History of Croydon Vol 1, Muriel McGivern.

Jenkins, Martha, Peter and Ann

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Martha Jenkins

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
177 143 26-07-1876 Jenkins, Martha 14
P1 21/22
-
705/143 177 24-09-1877 Jenkins, Peter 53
P1 21.22 45.46
-
177 705 24-10-1893 Jenkins, Ann 69 P1 21/22 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / Peter Jenkins / died Sptr 23rd, 1877, aged 53 years. / Also, his daughter / Martha / died July 24th 1876, aged 14 years. / Also Ann Jenkins / died Oct 23rd 1893 aged 69 years

Notes:
Links:
See also Robert and Peter Jenkins 10167
Image: 10068 (6-8)
No information.

Peter Jenkins

Biography:
Peter Jenkins arrived in Australia in 1856 from Stirling in Scotland. In the 1860s he and Robert Jenkins purchased 80 acres of land east of Croydon’s present Main Street on the south-east corner of Dorset and Mt Dandenong roads. Here his son Peter was born in 1864, the first white child born in Croydon. He had cattle and a dairy farm on the land. [History of Croydon Vol 1, pgs 30 -31]

Ann Jenkins

No information.

References: History of Croydon Vol 1 Muriel McGivern.



Johnson, Henry and Elsie

Speers, Annie Elizabeth and Doris

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Henry Johnson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
898 11-09-1898 Johnson Henry 27 CE2 151 -
-
1114 27-06-1904 Johnson Elsie Lilian 10 CE2 151 -
6051 1202 13-01-1907 Speers Doris 10m CE2 124
-
1202 6051 24-08-1959 Speers Annie Elizabeth 83 CE2 124
-

Inscription:
Annie Elizabeth Speers / of Woori Yallock / died 20.8.1959 / Doris Speers / died 31.1.1907 / Henry Johnson / died 18.9.1898 / Elsie Johnson / died 27.6.1903.

Notes: Also listed under Speers. Burial Register and Argus list Elsie Johnson’s death as 1904. Grave shows 1903.
Links: Image: 10077 (3-1)
Bereavement Notice
Mrs Johnson and Family desire to express their sincere Thanks to Dr Syme for his kind attention during her late husband’s illness, and also to their many friends for their kind sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement. Annie Johnson. [Lilydale Express 16-09-1898 pg 2]
Elsie Johnson

Death Notice:

JOHNSON – On the 26th June, at Woori Yallock, Elsie Lillian, the dearly beloved eldest daughter of Annie and the late Henry Johnson, aged 10 years and 6 months. A patient little sufferer gone to rest. [The Argus 29-06-1904]

Annie Elizabeth Speers

Biography:
Annie Elizabeth Speers was the daughter of John and Mary Allsop, early Lilydale Pioneers. She married Arthur James Speers, a retired storekeeper at Woori Yallock who died in 1941. [The Argus 16-09-1941 pg4]
Obituary:
Annie Elizabeth Speers – Wandin Yallock lost another of its oldest residents with the death of Mrs Anne Elizabeth Speers at her daughter’s residence in Kew on August 20th. Deceased was the daughter of the late John and Mary Allsop, early pioneers of the Yarra Valley. Three daughters, Lucy (Mrs Read, East Ringwood) Olive (Mrs Copley, Kew) and Stella (Mrs McDonald, Woori Yallock) are left to mourn her passing. [Lilydale Express 28-08-1959 pg9]

References: The Argus 29-06-1904, 16-09-1941; Lilydale Express 16-09-1898, 28- 08-1959.




Johnson, Martha Jane, William, Edward and Bertha

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Martha Jane Johnson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2704 2253 25-02-1929 Johnson, Martha Jane 69
CE2 173 -
2253 2704 16-02-1936 Johnson, William 62
CE2 173 -
-
3060 30-11-1941 Johnson, Edward William 61
CE2 171
-
-
4636 23-07-1952 Johnson, Bertha Martha 71
CE2 171
-

Inscription:
In / loving memory / of / Martha Jane / dearly loved wife of / William Johnson / who died 25th Feb., 1929 / aged 67 years. / At rest / Also / William Johnson / who died 9th Feb. 1936 / aged 82 years. / Also / Edward William Johnson / died 30th Nov. 1941. / And Bertha Martha / wife of above / died 22nd July 1952.

Notes: Headstone inscription age of Martha Jane differs from Burial Register
Links:
Image:
10062 (2-24)
Obituary:
It is with regret we record the death of Mrs Martha Jane Johnson, of Wandin...The deceased, who had reached the advanced age of 65, had been ailing for some time...being the only daughter of early pioneers (the late Mr and Mrs Edward Hunter) the deceased was well known and highly esteemed throughout the district, a fact fully borne out by the lengthy funeral cortege at the Lilydale cemetery on Wednesday....[Lilydale Express 01-03 1929 pg2]

William Johnson

Funeral notice:
Funeral notice – Johnson – Loyal Lilydale Lodge MUIOOF. The members of the above Lodge and Order are invited to follow the remains of their respected Bro. and pioneer member William Johnson to the place of interment, the Lilydale cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave his residence 'Hartlands', Wandin, this day at 2pm....[The Argus 12-02-1936]

Edward William Johnson

Death notice:
In Memoriam -Johnson – In loving memory of my dear husband and father who passed away on November 29th 1941. Always remembered. Inserted by his loving wife Bertha, daughter Ida, son- in-law Walter, and grandchildren Valerie and Margaret. [Lilydale Express 03-12-1943]

Bertha Martha Johnson

Death notice:
Johnson – On July 22nd at her daughter's residence at Silvan, Bertha Martha, beloved wife of the late E. W. Johnson, of Wandin, dearly loved mother of Ida (Mrs W. Chanman), mother-in-law of Walter, loved nan of Valerie, Margaret, Ken and Helen. Aged 71 years [Lilydale Express 25-07- 1952]

References: Lilydale Express 01-03-1929; 03-12-1943; 25-07-1952; The Argus 12-02-1936.



Johnson, Martha Hunter
Alford, Alice Maud, Lauris Alice and Lorna Martha

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Martha Hunter Johnson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
A1298 583 02-06-1890 Johnson, Martha Hunter 3
CE2 173/174 Full
583
1298
04-09-1909 Alford Louris Alice
CE2 173/174
-
1298 1320 18-05-1910 AlfordAlice Maude Mabel 27
CE2 172
1328
1320 1328 23-07-1910 Alford Lorna Martha 7mth CE2 174
Full

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / our dear daughter / Martha Hunter Johnson / died 2 June 1890, aged 3 years. / Alice Maud Alford / died 16 May 1910 aged 27 years. / And her dear children / Lauris Alice / aged 11 months. / Lorna Martha / aged 7 years

Links: See 10062 and included under Alford.
Image: 10063 (2-25)
Biography:
Martha’s parents were William Johnson and Martha Hunter.

Louris Alice Alford

No information.
Alice Maude Alford
No information.

Lorna Martha Alford

No information.



Johnston, Helen, William, Margaret and Ada

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Helen Johnston

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1313 1713 06-01-1910 Johnston, Helen 60 CE1 21/22 -
1713 1313 30-12-1918 Johnston, William 71
CE1 21/22 -
4699 6395 13-07-1953 Johnston, Margaret Helen 81
CE1 21
-
6395 4699 24-01-1964 Johnston, Ada May N. 77 CE1 21
-

Inscription:
In loving remembrance / of / Helen / beloved wife of / William Johnston / who died January 6th 1910 / aged 60 years. / At rest. / Also William / beloved husband of above / who died Dec 30th 1918 / aged 71 years. / Abide with me. / And Margaret Helen / beloved daughter of above / died July 10th 1953 aged 81 years / Peace, perfect peace. / And Ada May / beloved daughter / who died January 23rd 1964 aged 70. / Resting peacefully.

Links:
Johnston shop images in society collection nos 00666 and 00927.
Image: 10014 (1-14)
Funeral Notice:
JOHNSTON – The friends of Mr W. Johnston are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his beloved wife to the place of interment, the Lilydale cemetery. The funeral will move from her late residence, Main-street, Lilydale on Saturday, 8th January 1910, at 3pm. [Lilydale Express 07-01-1910]

William Johnston

Biography:
William Johnston settled in Lilydale in 1879 and after two years as a carrier became a bootmaker and opened his business at 335 Main St. Today the shop is very much as it was in the early 1880s. [No 11 in Lilydale self guided tour pamphlet] His daughter Marget’s obituary tells a lot about William Johnston. He arrived at Lilydale in the early 1870’s and established the town’s first bootery. Johnston’s boot emporium was then the centre of most political discussions, as well as sporting events of the day.
Wm Johnston as a noted wicker-keepers of one of the first Lilydale cricket teams, and was also one of the founders of the local bowling club, in which sport he was one of the foremost enthusiasts until his death.
William Robert Johnston (1911-1986) who bequeathed his collection now known as the Johnston Collection in Melbourne, was a grandson of William. William Robert Johnston was buried in Lilydale Lawn Cemetery Section Z Grave 122 on October 22, 1986. [Lilydale Express 17-07-1953]
Obituary:
One of Lilydale's oldest residents, in the person of Mr Wm Johnston, died on Monday last. The deceased gentleman who was 71 years of age was stricken by a severe illness some weeks ago. William Johnston was born at Bath , England in 1847 and arrived in Melbourne in 1851. He was a son of the late John Johnston, who was one of the troopers in the first Gold police Escort from Carlsruhe to Melbourne in 1852.
After settling in Collingwood for some years, the late Mr Johnston left for Lilydale over 40 years ago. He took a keen interest in sport in his young days, being a member of the Capulets’ Cricket Club (Collingwood), where he became associated with the late George Whiteoak, who afterwards played in test matches with the Australian Elven. He was also trainer for W. Harris, who was matched for all distances from 100 to 440 yards against Frank Hewitt, the English champion runner. Coming to this district, he became associated with the Lilydale C.C., for which he held the secretaryship for many years.
He and the late Thomas Simpson were the founders of the first Lilydale bowling club. He was appointed secretary for the Cemetery Trust, which position he filled to the time of his death.
Taking a keen interest in military matters in his early years, Mr Johnston was a member of the first Volunteer Rifles under Major Whitehead. The deceased was very prominent as a member of the M.U.I.O.O.F., he being one of the promoters of the present Loyal Lilydale Lodge, and filling all offices, including secretary, for many years. He also attained to the important office of Provincial Grand Master of the Yarra Yarra district. He was a promoter of the Yarra Glen Lodge, and was also present at the inception of the Loyal Healesville Lodge, MU. [Lilydale Express 03-01-1919 and 10-01-1919]

Margaret Johnston

Obituary:
The death of Miss Margaret Johnston occurred at her home in Northcote on July 10th, at the age of 81 years, after a long illness. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the former well known residents of Lilydale. Her father, the later Mr William Johnston, who came to Lilydale in the early ‘70s of last century and established the first bootery in the township’s Main st. The family were all staunch supporters of the church of England. The remaining members consist of Emily, Ada, Robert and Leslie. [Lilydale Express 17-07-1953]

Ada Johnston

Obituary:
Ada Johnston died on January 23 at her home – 24 Traill St, Northcote. She was the youngest daughter of Bill and Helen Johnston. Miss Johnston was a former member of St John’s church of England, Lilydale and donated two stained glass windows to the church which greatly enhance the beauty of the church. The funeral service occurred on January 24. [Lilydale Express 07-02-1946]

References: Lilydale Express 07-01-1910, 03-01-1919, 07-01- 1919, 10-01-1919, 17-07-1953, 07-02-1946; LHS files; Lilydale township self guided tour pamphlet; Margaret Helen Johnston – Billion Graves record.




Johnston, Lancelot, Eliza and George


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Lancelot Johnston

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1063 13-11-1902 Johnston, Lanclet 18 W1 337/338  -
-
1891 03-02-1921 Johnstone, Eliza 79
W1 338  -
791 2029 05-04-1924 Johnstone, George 88
W1 338
 -

Inscription:
In / memory / of Lancelot / the beloved son of / George and Eliza Johnston / who died November 12th 1902 / aged 19 years & 5 months. / Eliza Johnston / died at Wandin 25th Jan 1921 / aged 78 years. / George Johnston / died at Wandin 5th April 1924 / aged 88 years.

Notes:
* Variations of the spelling between the Burial Register and the headstone of Johnston(e) and Lanclet and Lancelot.
* Previous No 791 is of Aubrey Wilson infant who is interred in B1 224. Number is incorrect.
Links:
Image:
10328 (11-5)
Death notice:
Johnstone – On 13th November at his sister's residence, Anderson St, Lilydale, Lancelot, the dearly loved youngest son of George and Eliza Johnstone, of Wandin Yallock. Aged 19 years . . Mr and Mrs G. Johnstone, of Wandin Yallock, desire to tender their sincere thanks to their many friends for letters of sympathy and floral tributes received during their recent sad bereavement; also to Dr Syme, for his kind attention. [Lilydale Express 21-11-1902]

Eliza Johnston

Biography:
George Johnston and Eliza Robinson also from County Cavan, were both travelling on the Mistress of the Sea which left Liverpool on 21-03-1862. They were married on board on July 20, 1862. They had one daughter Sarah Hill, and six sons – George, David, Thomas, Edward, William and Lancelot. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]
Obituary:
The late Mrs Eliza Johnstone of Wandin was a colonist of 58 years, practically all spent in this district (over 5 near Lilydale and the rest at Wandin). She left the old country as a bride at 21, so that her family were all born in Victoria. One son died 18 years ago aged 19 . . the five surviving sons and 1 daughter Mrs Hill of Lilydale being married. The grandchildren total 18, and one of those has 3 children. We owe much to these mothers of the early days. In days of hardship and difficulty they laboured and spent themselves for succeeding generations . . Mrs Johnstone has left behind her a powerful influence for good . . her labour and gifts have been continually given in support of the Church at Wandin. [Lilydale Express11-2-1921]

George Johnston

Biography:
George Johnston was born at Barragh, County Cavan Ireland in 1837. After arriving with his new bride in Melbourne on July 23, 1862, they moved to St Hubert’s where their older children were born. In August 1868 he selected land in Wandin. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]
Funeral notice:
Johnstone – The friends of the late George Johnstone are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence Wandin North this day (Monday) at 11 am. Burton Bros, undertakers. [The Argus 7-4-1924]

References: Lilydale Express 21-11-1902 and 11-2-1921; The Argus 7-4-1924; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord.



Jones, William and Eliza

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William Jones

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2180 26-09-1927 Jones William John 75 CE2 211 -
2180 2995 09-01-1941 Jones Eliza Russell 89
CE2 211 -

Inscription:
William John Jones / 25-9-1927 / Eliza Russell Jones / 8-1-1941

Links:
Image No:
10086 (3-11)
Obituary:
A very old resident of Lilydale in the person of Mr William John Jones passed away at his residence, Deschamp Street, on Sunday night last. Deceased who was 75 years of age, had not been himself for some time past, and was confined to his bed for about a fortnight with bronchial pneumonia, which was the immediate cause of death......In addition to the widow, three daughters survive, viz: Miss Nellie Jones who resided with her parents; Mrs R. Sparke, of Warburton; and Mrs Jones of Bright. The interment was carried out in the Lilydale Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, the official clergyman being Rev. H. White, Messrs Burton Bros. supervising the Funeral arrangements. [Lilydale Express 30-09-1927 pg 3]

Eliza Russell Jones

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 30-09-1927


Jordan, James, Susan, Susan and John

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Susan Jordan

Burial Register Details:
 
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4653/1546 823 16-03-1897 Jordan, James Fulton 25
P2 -
-
823 1546 19-08-1915 Jordan, Susan 71
P2 9/10 -
-
3067 24-12-1941 Jordan, Susan -
P2 9/10 -
823 4653 11-10-1952 Jordan, John 82
P2 9/10 -

Inscription:
In memory of / Susan / wife of Hall Jordan / and loving mother of / Lizzie, John & James / died 14 Aug 1915 aged 71. / At rest.

Notes: Burial Register has no grave number for James Jordan.
Links: See 10192 for James Jordan’s death notice and obituary.
Image: 10191 (6-32)

Obituary:
There passed away on Saturday last at her residence, Launching Place, an old and respected resident of the district in the person of Mrs Jordan, wife of Mr H. Jordan, at the ripe age of 71 years....Whilst living at Lilydale where her husband was for some time in charge of the farming department at Cave Hill by her genial disposition and charitable acts Mrs Jordan earned a wide circle of friends. The deceased lady leaves a husband, son and daughter to mourn her loss.....[Lilydale Express 20-08-1915]

Susan Jordan

Obituary:
Mrs J. Jordan The death occurred on December 24 at her residence Cave Hill Rd of a lady associated with early Lilydale, Mrs Susannah Jordan. Her parents, Mr and Mrs John Hutchinson, were among the first of the district residents, and were the original owners of the Olinda Hotel. The late Mr John Hutchinson also held the proud record of being one of the first presidents of the Lillydale Shire, in 1872. The late Mrs Jordan had been ailing for a considerable time. She is survived by her husband, and a brother, Mr Robert Hutchinson, of Woori Yallock. [Lilydeal Express 09-01-1942]

John Jordan

Obituary:
Mr John Jordan – With the passing of Mr John Jordan on October 9 at his residence, Cave Hill road, Lilydale, removes still another of the township's well-known identities. He was 82 years of age...Deceased’s juvenile days were spent at Lilydale Cave Hill Limeworks where his father was the first manager appointed to superintend quarrying operations when David Mitchell purchased the estate from the Hon. George Nicholson in 1878. "Jack" was apprenticed to the building trade and later migrated to Western Australia during the financial depression in 1893 where he eventually became a most successful builder and contractor. Later he returned to Victoria where he specialised in stone and brick buildings, mainly using ornamental stone from Black's Lilydale Quarries. Many of the city's most attractive stone facades to suburban houses and fences are the result of these fine works of varied artistic designs. His wife Sarah predeceased him. [Lilydale Express 17-10-1952 pg6]
Thanks:
Mr James F. Jordan, nephew of the late Mr John Jordan, wishes to thank all friends and relatives for their kind expressions of sympathy as many addresses are unknown. [Lilydale Express 31-10- 1952]

References: Lilydale Express 20-08-1915, 09-01-1942, 17-10-1952 and 31-10-1952.

Jordan, James

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Burial Details
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4653/1546 823 16-03-1897 Jordan, James Fulton 25
P2
-
-

Inscription:
Also their son / James / died 16 Mar. 1897 aged 25

Links: See also 10191 Susan and John Jordan
Image No: 10192 (6-33)
Death notice:
Jordan – On the 15th March, at Cave Hill, Lilydale, James Fulton Jordan, the beloved husband of Alice Jordan and youngest son of Hall and Susan Jordan, aged 25 years and 3 months. [Lilydale Express 19-03-1897 pg 2]
Obituary:
Mr James Jordan - It is with sincere regret that we have to chronicle the death of Mr James Jordon which sad event took place at Cave Hill Homestead on Monday 15th inst. The deceased, who was only 23..., was the second son of Mr and Mrs H. Jordan of 'Yarra View' Launching Place. He had only been six months married and had just recently been appointed by Mr D. Mitchell as manager at Cave Hill, where he was looked up to and highly respected by the employees. In fact it can be said with a truth that he was more than respected – he was loved not only by those associated At Cave Hill but by all who knew him...The funeral cortege consisted of 28 vehicles and 36 horsemen....preceded by Cave Hill employees.....Among those noticed E. H. Cameron MLA, and councillors Ryan (Upper Yarra), Farrell (Eltham), F. Lithgow (Lilydale)....[Lilydale Express 26- 03-1897 pg4]

References: Lilydale Express 19-03-1897 and 26-03-1897.






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