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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.



Laird, Caroline Robertson

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2145 02-01-1927 Laird, Caroline R.
3 months
P1 121
-

Inscription:
In Loving Memory / of / Caroline Robertson / Laird /died 1ST Jan 1927 / aged 3 months / sleep on sweet babe / and take thy rest / God called thee home / He thought it best

Links:
Image:
10131 (5-7)
Biography:
Carol Robertson Laird died at Lilydale 1927 daughter of Archibald and Elizabeth (nee Anderson) Laird. [BDM indexes]

References: BDM indexes.



Laird, Robert Martin

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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2123 08-05-1926 Laird, Robert 39
P1 122
-

Inscription:

Sacred to the memory of / Robert Martin Laird / born Scotland 3rd Oct 1888 / died 8th May 1926 / loved husband of Margaret Boac / one of the best

Links:
Image:
10130 (5-6)
Obituary:
One of those sudden deaths which struck a community occurred when Mr. Robert Laird died at the Lilydale private hospital on Saturday morning last, after a brief illness. He was stricken down with influenza a week or so ago, and this developed into pneumonia. Medical aid was summoned on Friday last and Mr. Laird was immediately taken to the hospital, where all possible assistance and attention was given, but he was then beyond the aid of doctors and early on Saturday morning he succumbed.
The deceased gentleman was a native of Scotland and had been resident 16 years in Australia, 4½ of which had been spent in the employ of Mr W.M. Black, of Coldstream, as stud master. He also served for four years in the great war, during which period he was badly gassed, and in all probability this was the cause of his unexpected collapse. Mr. Black speaks very highly of deceased, and considers him one of the most competent and reliable man he ever had in his employed. The funeral took place at the Lilydale cemetery. Deceased leaves a widow and little boy, for whom the deepest sympathy is felt. [Lilydale Express 14-05-1926]
Thanks:
Mrs. R. M. Laird wishes to thank all friends, including members of the Lilydale branch of the P.W.M.U., for kind expressions of sympathy in her sad bereavement. “The Quarries” Stud, Coldstream. [Lilydale Express 06-06-1926]

References: Lilydale Express 14-05-1926 and 06-06-1926.




Lalor, Jane and William

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Jane Lalor

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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1212 14-06-1907 Lalor, Jane 81
CE1 11/12 -
-
1632 22-04-1917 Lalor, William 85
CE1 11/12 -
 
Inscription:
In loving memory / of / my dear wife / Jane Lalor / who died 13th June 1907 / aged 81 years. / Also her husband / William Lalor / who died 22nd April 1917 / aged 85 years / At rest.

Links: Lalor images - Lodge Park and pg 11 vol 1 As it Happened
Image No: 10005 (1-5)
Biography:
William and Jane Lalor lived at 'Lodge Park' Coldstream. Jane Lalor’s parents were John and Jane Adall (nee Williams). Obituary: Mrs Jane Lalor....wife of Mr William Lalor and a very old identity of this district died at her residence, Coldstream, last Friday. The deceased lady aged 81 had been failing in health for some time...[She] held the position of postmistress at the Yeringberg post office, previous to its removal to its present site, for about 20 years..interred in Lilydale cemetery. At St John's Church of England Rev. Rust spoke on the church losing one of its oldest members...[Lilydale Express 21-06-1907]

William Lalor

Biography:
Yering deer hunt on Seperation Day....Mr J. Lalor filled the position of Master of the Hunt to the satisfaction of all, as he had a thorough knowledge of the ground chosen...out towards Stringy Bark Creek. We did not have to wait long as three does were started, and soon all the eager huntsmen and dogs were in the chase, but as they led us through some very rough country we were reluctantly compelled to allow them to escape....[Lilydale Express 10-07-1891]
Obituary:
Mr William Lalor one of the oldest residents of the district passed away on Sunday afternoon at his home at Coldstream...one of the pioneers of these parts...Mr Lalor was known and respected throughout the shire and at the funeral on Tuesday every class and creed was present. [Lilydale Express 27-04-1917]

References: Lilydale Express 10-07-1891, 22-06-1907, 27-04-1917; As it Happened Vol.1, pp 11, 30, 62, 72.



Larkin, Thomas, Edward, James and Norah

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Thomas Larkin

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
677 611 01-05-1891 Larkin, Thomas 52
RC2 24 -
611 677 15-04-1893 Larkin, Edward 22
RC2 24 -
1672, 677 1194 12-11-1906 Larkin, James 37
RC2 23 -
1194 1672 06-04-1928 Larkin, Norah 79 RC2 23 -

Inscription:
Sacred to the memory / of / Thomas Larkin / who died May 10th 1891 / aged 53. /Also his sons / Edward / who died April 13th 1892 / aged 22 years. / James / who died November 11th 1906 / aged 37 years. / May their souls rest in peace. / Beloved husband and sons of Norah Larkin / who died 5th April 1918 / aged 79 years.
Links:
Image:
10244 (8-29)
No information.

Edward Larkin

No information.

James Larkin

No information.

Norah Larkin

No information.



Latham, Letitia and Jonathan

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Letitia Latham

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1349 1158 11-06-1905 Latham, Letitia 75
RC1 454 -
1158 1349 29-01-1911 Latham, Jonathan 88
RC1 454 -

Inscription:
To the memory of / Letitia / the beloved wife of / Jonathan Latham / who died 27th May 1905 / aged 75 years.
Links:
Image:
10235
Obituary:
A very old identity of the Bendigo district passed away at her residence, Castella St, Lilydale .... in the person of Mrs Letitia Latham, at the advanced age of 75 years .... The late Mrs Latham was the wife of Mr Latham, who in the early days was a partner in the firm of Messrs Latham and Watson, mine owners at Bendigo; and Mrs Moroney of Belle Vue St Lilydale is her neice. [Lilydale Express 02-06-1905]

Jonathan Latham

Obituary:
There also passed away on Sunday at the residence of Mr M. Johnston, an old colonist in the person of Jonathan Latham. The deceased resided for many years at Bendigo, where he was a familiar figure in mining circles. At one period he was part owner of a very rich claim adjoining the Great Extended Hustlers, known as Latham and Watson's freehold. During the past 10 years Mr Latham has been living in Lilydale on his means. For the first two or three years he was accompanied by his wife, but death removed the latter, and the poor old man, being left alone, went to reside with Mr and Mrs M. Johnson....[Lilydale Express 03-02-1911]

References: Lilydale Express 02-06-1905; 03-02-1911.



Lawlor, William Harold

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1472
11-01-1914 Lawlor, Wm H. 5 CE1 47/48 -

Inscription:
Lawlor / In fond & loving memory / of / our darling / William Harold (Bob) / who died 11th Jan 1914 / aged 5 years and 2 months

Links:
Image No:
10004 (1-4)
Bereavement notice:
Mr and Mrs Lawlor wish to convey their deepest thanks for the letters, telegrams and many other kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Coldstream, 27-1-1914. [Lilydale Express 30-01-1914]
Biography:
Williams’ parents were Eliza Jane Lawlor nee McNab and William Patrick Lawlor.

References: As it Happened Vol. 2, p 21; Lilydale Express 30-01-1914.



Lees, Elizabeth and Margaret

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Elizabeth Lees

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
93 60 17-02-1870 Lees, Elizabeth 11 CE2 87/88 -
60 93 14-12-1872 Lees, Margaret 9
CE2
87 -
 
Inscription:
In memory of / Elizabeth / daughter of / Thomas Lees / who died Feby 15th 1870 / aged 11 years. / Dearest daughter thou hast left us / here thy loss we deeply feel / But tis God that hath bereft us / He can still our sorrows heal.

Notes: Margaret not on headstone.
Links:
Image:
10060 (2-22)
Biography:
Elizabeth Lees was the daughter of Thomas Lees and Jane Crichton and was born at Norfolk in1859. The family settled at Coldstream, on a property they called Glenhurst. Thomas's sister Louisa Onley bought his share of 'Glenhurst', owning it until sold in 1953 to Mr Garlepp. [As it Happened, Volume 1 pg7]

Margaret Lees

Biography:

Margaret Lees, another daughter of Thomas and Jane Lees was born in New Zealand in 1863 and drowned in a dam on the family’s farm 'Glenhurst' at Coldstream. After their eldest daughter Annie married William Cashin in 1877 and moved to Tarwin, the Lees family sold up and also moved to Tarwin where Thomas continued farming. [As it Happened, Volume 1 pg 7]

References: LDHS files; As It Happened Vol 1, Val Sheehan.



Legg, Ellen Alice and Henry

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Ellen Alice Legg

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4470 3049 21-10-1941 Legg, Ellen Alice 59
B1 80
 -
3049 4470 21-06-1950 Legg, Henry 80
B1 80
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Ellen Alice / beloved wife of Henry / died 22nd Oct. 1941 / aged 59 years. / Also the above / Henry / died 21st June 1950 / aged 80 years. / Loved one's re-united.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10281 (9-30)
 
No information.
 

Henry Legg

No information.






LePage, John and Susannah

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John LePage

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4236 1640 27-07-1917 LePage, John 63
W2 31

1640 4236 28-07-1946 LePage, Susannah 86
W2 31

 
Inscription:
In loving memory / of / John LePage / died 27th July 1917 aged 63 years. / Also / Susannah LePage / died 28th July 1946 aged 86 years.

Notes: Death and funeral notices use Hanna; also Le Page
Links:
Image:
10387 (12-30)
Biography:
John was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Le Page. His father was born in Guernsey in 1827 and with his wife Elizabeth arrived in Melbourne on January 30, 1852 on the ship Joshua. After a few years in Melbourne he selected land in Wandin in 1871. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]

Susannah (Hanna) LePage

Biography:
Susannah Le Page was the daughter of John Williams and Eliza (Goodyer) and was born at Lilydale. She married John Le Page and they lived at Lilydale, Woori Yallock then Seville. Their daughter Myrtle married George Breedon Barnes. [Myrna McBain]
Death notice:
Le Page – on July 28, at West Brunswick, Hanna, relict of the late John Le Page, loving mother of Elizabeth (Mrs Edwards), Ernest, Arthur, Myrtle (Mrs Barnes), and Olive (Mrs Robertson) aged 86 years. Peace, perfect peace . . [The Argus 29-7-1946]
Funeral Notice:
The funeral of the late Mrs Hanna Le Page will leave Burton Bros., Lilydale, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2pm for the Lilydale Cemetery . . [The Argus 29-7-1946]

References: The Argus 29-7-1946; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord.


LePage, Ruby and Arthur Alex

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Ruby LePage

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
960 25-02-1900 Le Page, Ruby 7
W2 32  -
960 6333 27-02-1963 Le Page, Arthur Alex 76
W2 32  -
 
Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Ruby LePage / died 24th Feb 1900 aged 7 years. / And our brother / Arthur Alexander LePage / died 25th Feb 1963 aged 76 years.

Links:
Image:
10388 (12-31)

No information.

Arthur Alex LePage

No information.




Lewis, John, Mary and Thomas

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John Lewis

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1325 10-06-1910 Lewis, John 92
RC3 7/8  -
1325 1469 14-12-1913 Lewis, Mary 95
RC3 8
 -
1469 2088 29-07-1925 Lewis, Thomas 65
RC3
8
-
 
Inscription:
Sacred / to the memory of / John Lewis / who died at Wandin June 10 1910 / aged 92 years. / Also / Mary Lewis / beloved wife of the above / who died 13th Decr 1913 / aged 95 years. / Also their beloved son / Thomas / dearly loved husband of / Kate / who died 28th July 1925 / aged 65 years.

Links:
Image:
10343 (11-20)
Biography:
John Lewis was born in County Tipperary, Ireland in 1818. In 1854 with his wife Mary and daughters Johanna and Anne he sailed for Victoria on the Persian arriving on April 9, 1854. [Assisted Migration Shipping Records PROV] He worked in the Warrnambool district before establishing a market garden at Caulfield. In 1872 he selected 303 acres with frontages to Queens, Lewis and Hunter roads at Wandin. He was one of the first directors of The Wandin Pioneers’ Company Ltd. He died in June 1910 aged 92. He was surived by his wife and children Thomas, Joseph and John and two daughters Johanna (Mrs Straker) and Anne. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development.]

Mary Lewis

Obituary:
We have to chronicle the death which occurred early on Sunday morning last of Mrs Mary Lewis, relict of the late John Lewis, of Wandin. Mrs Lewis came to Victoria with her husband in the year 1853, and remained in and around Melbourne until 14th December 1877, on which date they arrived at Wandin. . . [She] was 94 and a colonist of 60 years, 36 at Wandin. . . she died on the 14th December the anniversary of her first appearance in Wandin. She leaves three sons - John, Thomas and Joseph Lewis – all of Wandin . . [Lilydale Express 19-12-1913]

Thomas Lewis

Thanks:
Mrs T. Lewis and Messrs Joseph and Jack Lewis desire to thank all kind friends and relatives for personal expressions of sympathy, letters, cads and telegrams and floral tributes during their recent sad bereavement; especially thanking the Rev. Father Byrne, Dr Short, and Messrs Marnane and Cameron for their untiring attention. Will all kindly accept this as a personal acknowledgment of our sincere gratitude. Cave Hill Rd, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 18-9-1925]

References:
Lilydale Express 19-12-1913 and 18-9-1925; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord; Shipping Records PROV.


Lewis, Mary and William

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Mary Lewis

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4103 1266 19-10-1908 Lewis, Mary 3 days
RC3 41  -
1266 4103 22-03-1944 Lewis, W’m Joseph 80
RC3 41  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / William Joseph / beloved husband of / Margaret Lewis / died 21st March 1944 aged 80 years. / Also Mary / daughter of above / died 18th Oct 1908.

Links:
Image:
10337 (11-14)

No information.

William Joseph Lewis

Biography:
The late Mr William Joseph Lewis whose death was reported recently was the second son of the late John Lewis (late of South Wandin and Caulfield). Born in Caulfield he was educated at St Mary's school, East St Kilda. He came to South Wandin (now Silvan) where his family selected land in 1877, but later took up land at Millgrove. In 1889 he went with his family to carry on wheat farming in the Goulburn Valley (at North West Mooroopna), returning in 1894. Two years later he took over 'Yuonga' at Seville. Later he married Margaret Aitken, daughter of an old and well known family of Seville. Grazing pursuits at Seville occupied his attention for many years but now his property has been principally converted to an orchard. He leaves a widow, two sons William and Sydney, both of Seville, and three daughters Margaret, Marion (Mrs McMillan, Catani), and Eileen (Mrs Trenkner, Lilydale) [Lilydale Express 14-04-1944 pg 3]
Obituary:
A well-known identity of the Seville district Mr William Joseph Lewis died at his home 'Yuonga' Seville on Tuesday aged 80 years. Coming from Caulfield 50 years ago the family has resided at Seville ever since. Mr Lewis was formerly engaged in cattle dealing but afterwards he and his family carried on dairying and fruit growing. The late Mr Lewis had a wide circle of friends throughout the district. He is survived by his widow two sons and three daughters, one of whom is Mrs W. Trenkner. [Lilydale Express 24-3-1944]

References: Lilydale Express 24-3-1944 and14-04-1944.


Lieversley, William

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2161 01-06-1927 Levesley, William 81
CE1 168 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / William Lievesley / loved husband of Emma / died June 1st 1926 / aged 81 years.

Links:
Image:
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No information.


Lithgow, Charles Leonard

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1050 1461 24-09-1913 Lithgow, Charles Leonard 45
P1
117
 -

Inscription:
In loving remembrance of / Charles Leonard Lithgow / who died 23rd September 1913 / aged 45 years

Notes:
Links:
See Hester Elmes and Susan Lithgow.
Image: 10404 (14-04)
Obituary:
Sudden Death of Mr Len Lithgow It is with profound regret that we have to announce the death, which occurred suddenly at the residence of a friend at Hawthorn early on Wednesday last, of Mr Leonard (Len) Lithgow, the youngest son of the late Robert Lithgow of Yering. On the previous day (Tuesday) the deceased attended the Royal Show and on retiring to bed appeared to be in good spirits and in the enjoyment of the best of health. The body was conveyed by the mid-day train to Lilydale on Thursday, and was taken to Yering by Messrs Burton Brothers. The funeral takes place today (Friday), the place of interment being the Lilydale cemetery. [Lilydale Express 26-09-1913]

References:
Lilydale Express 26-09-1913.






Lithgow, Catherine Theresa, David, Catherine Ann, David Francis and Mary Hester

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Catherine Theresa Lithgow

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
820 655 08-10-1892 Lithgow, Catherine Theresa 58
RC1 495/496 -
655 820 01-02-1897 Lithgow, David 69
RC1 495/496 -
-
2321 13-06-1930 Lithgow, Catherine Ann 64
RC1 /496
-
2933,2963,3000 2384A
Lithgow, Mrs M.A P RC1 455/456 Purchase
2384A 2963 26-05-1940 Lithgow, David Francis 73 RC1 456 -
2963 3000 27-02-1941 Lithgow, Mary Hester 83 RC1 456 -

Inscription:
Glory in excelsius Deo / Sacred to the memory of / Catherine Theresa / the beloved wife of / David Lithgow / who died 7th October 1892 / aged 59 years. / Also / David Lithgow who died 31st January 1897 / aged 68 years. / Grant them O Lord eternal rest. / Also their daughter / Catherine Anne Lithgow / died at Tara 13th June 1930. / Also / David Lithgow / who died 28th May 1940 aged 72 years. / Also Mary Hester Lithgow / who died 27th February 1941 aged 83 years.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10241 (8-26)
Obituary:
Mrs David Lithgow. The death of Mrs David Lithgow at her residence 'Tara', Lilydale....[Her] maiden name was Catherine Theresa Cormick and she landed in Melbourne in 1853....arriving in this district in 1854....She married Mr David Lithgow in April 1857. Mr Lithgow took up a farm on what is known as Yering Hill where they remained until 1863. They then moved to Lilydale and carried on the Lilydale Hotel business....In 1886 Mr Lithgow gave up business and has since lived at their charming residence 'Tara'.....[Lilydale Express 14-10-1892; As It Happened Vol 1 pg24]

David Lithgow

Obituary:
Mr David Lithgow....has not enjoyed good health since an accident in 1891....Mr Lithgow was the fourth son of Mr James White Lithgow of Londonderry, Ireland where he was born in 1828....in 1851 he sailed for Australia and the 'diggings'....He came to Lilydale district taking up a farm on Yering Hill......he later purchased several acres of land at the north end of Castella St on which he built the large, commodious and handsome residence known as 'Tara'.....[Lilydale Express 30-05-1891 and 19-02-1897]

Catherine Anne Lithgow

Obituary:
The death of Miss Catherine A. Lithgow further depletes the ranks of the early identities of Lilydale.....Miss Lithgow was the daughter of the late David Lithgow, one of the earliest pioneers of the district and was born here over 50 years ago. In those days Lilydale was the midway stopping place between Melbourne and the gold mines at Woods’ Point, and Hoddle’s Creek, and a thriving trade was done with the teamsters and other traffic on the way to and from the fields. Mr Lithgow erected the first hotel in Lilydale (now occupied by Mrs Connelly), which he conducted successfully for many years, and reared a family of five – two daughters and three sons. The deceased’s only sister resides at Lilydale, her brothers being Joseph (Warburton), Robert and David. [Lilydale Express 20-06-1930]

David Francis Lithgow

Death notice:
Lithgow – On May 26th David Francis, the dearly loved and youngest son of the late David and Catherine Lithgow of 'Tara', Lilydale. Privately interred at Lilydale on May 27. R.I.P. [Lilydale Express 31-05-1940]
Obituary:
Mr D. F. Lithgow.....death of David Francis Lithgow formerly of 'Tara', Lilydale. Born at the Lilydale Hotel in the late 'sixties, when his parents carried on this rendezvous of the coaching days, David as a youth was a general favourite....In after years he developed a serious illness.....He leaves a sister Miss Hester Lithgow of 'Tara', and a brother Robert of Richmond....[Lilydale Express 31-05-1940]

Mary Hester Lithgow

Death notice:
Lithgow. On 27 February at her residence 'Tara', Gardiner St, Lilydale, Mary Hester, daughter of the late David and Catherine Lithgow, aged 83 years. R.I.P. [Lilydale Express 28-02-1941 pg2]
Obituary:
Miss M. E. Lithgow. Lilydale is gradually losing its pioneers. Another, Miss Mary Esther Lithgow, 82 years, daughter of the late David and Catherine....She was born at Wonga Park.....she inherited a charming personality and no-one had a wider circle of friends.....educated at a prominent city ladies college.....She and Miss Nellie Mitchell were inseparable friends and these two renowned horsewomen used to scour the country on horseback.....She and friends regarded Melba a much better whistler than a singer.....[Lilydale Express 07-03-1941]

References: Lilydale Express 30-05-1891, 14-10-1892, 19-02-1897, 20-06-1930, 31-05-1940, 28-02- 1941, 07-03-1941; As It Happened Vol 1,  Val Sheehan; LDHS Archives.


Lithgow, Hester, Joseph, Mary Ann and Ester Kennedy, Joseph

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Hester Lithgow

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
17 13 15-07-1865 Lithgow, Hester -
P1 92 -
228/13 17 14-11-1865 Kennedy, Joseph -
P1 115
-
17 228
26-10-1879 Lithgow, Mary Ann 56
P1 91.92 115/116
-
738/228 375 14-11-1885 Lithgow, Joseph 39 P1 91 -
375 738 26-08-1894 Lithgow, Ester 64 P1 92 -

Inscription:
Fond memory / of / a loving husband and kind father / Joseph Lithgow / who died 12th Nov. 1885 / aged 37. / Tho lost to sight memory dear.

Notes: There are three Lithgow graves side by side but only two headstones.
Links: See also 10164 Mary Ann and Robert Lithgow.
Image No: 10163 (6-3)

No information.

Joseph Kennedy

Biography:
Believed to be the father of Mary Ann Lithgow.

Mary Ann Lithgow

No information.

Joseph Lithgow

Biography:
Joseph was the second child of Robert and Mary Ann (nee Kennedy) Lithgow and was born on 02 -08 -1848 at Coleraine, Ireland. In 1880 he married Margaret Jemina Brown. At the time of his death in 1885 he was operating the Plenty Bridge Hotel. [LDHS files]

Ester Lithgow

No information.

References: LDHS files.



Lithgow, John, Mary Ann, Emilie Ann and Alice

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John Lithgow

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
854 712 31-12-1893 Lithgow John 72 CE2 5/6 -
712 854 22-12-1897 Lithgow Mary Ann -
CE2 5/6 -
854
1377 12-10-1911 Lithgow Emilie A -
CE2 5/6 -
- 1940 20-04-1922 Lithgow Alice 63 CE2 5 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / John Lithgow JP / of 'Flowerfield' / the dearly beloved husband of / Mary Ann Lithgow / who departed this life / 31st December 1893 / aged 72 years. / Blessed are the pure in heart / for they shall see God Mat 5.8 / Also / Mary Ann / his beloved wife / who departed this life / 22 December 1897 / aged 65 years. / Thy will be done. / Also Emilie Ann Lithgow / beloved daughter of the above / who died 12th October 1911. / For ever with the Lord. / Also / Alice Venetta Lithgow / beloved eldest daughter of the above / who died 20th April 1922.

Links:
Image:
10057 (2-19)
Biography:
John Lithgow, the second son of James White Lithgow, was born in Coleraine Ireland. When he became an adult, he studied for the ministry but did not complete his studies. A family friend, John Gardiner, who had come to Australia and set up the Gardiner’s Creek Cattle Run at Hawthorn, wrote to Lithgow urging him and members of his family to try their fortune here. John Lithgow arrived in 1842 and his brothers, sisters and parents joined him later. His ship mate Robert Blair initially went to the Western district but later joined John Lithgow in Lilydale in 1847.
Blair and Lithgow became wheat farmers growing and delivering wheat to the gold fields. By 1850 they were producing 2,000 bushells of wheat per year. All was going well until the fires of Black Friday in 1851 wiped out their crops.
They started again but three years later in 1854 they decided to go their separate ways.
John settled at a property he called Flowerfield at Lilydale, where he remained for the rest of his life.
He was an active serving member of the community being a member of the original Upper Yarra District Road Board, later the Lillydale Shire; the first Justice of The Peace serving for 25 years, and a consistent supporter of the Church of England. John married Mary Rourke and they had two sons and five daughters. At his funeral in 1893 Reverend Burke summed up his contribution: “The large attendance from all parts of the district testifies the estimation in which our deceased friend John Lithgow was held.” [Lilydale Cemetery Tours Volume 3 pg 19]
Obituary:
Death of Mr John Lithgow, a colonist of over 50 years. A feeling of sorrow pervaded the district when it became known and the sad news was quickly circulated that Mr John Lithgow, the deeply respected squire of Flowerfield, had passed away....Mr Lithgow had reached the ripe old age of 72 years, had been a sufferer from some time from a foreign growth in the stomach..... For many years he took an active part in local politics being first a member of the old Road Board and subsequently of the Lilydale Shire.
He was the first justice of the peace appointed for the district, and held the position for 25 years, receiving the honor latterly of being r-elected chairman for several years in succession. At the sitting of the Lilydale Court of Petty Sessions yesterday sympathetic reference to the chairman’s death was made by Messrs Black, Rourke, E. Hunter, and Dr Kilpatrick J.Ps and Mr Berriman, Clerk of Petty Sessions.....The surviving brothers are Messrs David Lithgow of Lilydale, Robert Lithgow of Yering and James Lithgow of Hoddle’s Creek while a sister is the widow of the late Thos Ewart, of Hoddle’s Creek. [Lilydale Express, 16-01-1894]

Mary Ann Lithgow

Biography:
Mary Ann Lithgow nee Rourke married John Lithgow and they had 2 sons and 5 daughters. Obituary: The announcement of the death of Mrs J. Lithgow of 'Flowerfield' in Dr Fitzgerald's private hospital, Melbourne, came like a thunderclap to her numerous friends throughout the Lilydale district....The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon......[Lilydale Express 24-12-1897]

Emilie Ann Lithgow

Obituary:
Death of Miss Emily Ann Lithgow, sister of Mr F. B. Lithgow JP, took place at 'Flowerfield', Coldstream on 12th October....the deceased lady was identified with every charitable and other public movement in and around Lilydale for many years, and the active interest she has always taken in connection with church work will bear good fruit in years to come. The cortege left 'Flowerfield' at 2.30 on Saturday......the mourners were augmented on the road the Lilydale cemetery.......Every class and every section of the community, young and old were represented.....[Lilydale Express 20-10-1911]

Alice Lithgow

Obituary:
Sudden death of Miss Alice V. Lithgow at Bethesda Hospital on 20th....The deceased was well known, having resided in Lilydale all her life[She] resided in Lilydale all her life, active in every philanthropic undertaking.....secretary to St John's Church Ladies Guild....Deepest sympathy to Mr F. B. Lithgow and other family members....[Lilydale Express 21-04-1922]

References: Lilydale Express 16-01-1894, 24-12-1897, 20-10-1911 and 21-04-1922; LDHS files; Lilydale Cemetery Tours Vol 3, Ruby Kwijas and Keith Lithgow.
 



Lithgow, Martha, Robert, Hester, Mary Ann and Robert

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Martha Lithgow

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
9 7 28-11-1864 Lithgow, Martha -
P1 91
-
13 9 16-04-1865 Lithgow, Robert -
P1 91/92
-
17 13
15-07-1865 Lithgow, Hester -
P1 92
-
228 17 26-10-1879 Lithgow, Mary Ann 56 P1 91/92 -
- 928 21-05-1899 Lithgow, Robert 79 P1 116 -

Inscription:
Erected to the Memory / of / devoted wife and fond mother / Mary Ann Lithgow / who departed this life 24th Octr 1879 / aged 56. / Until the day break and the shadows flee away. / Also of / Robert Lithgow / husband of the above / who died at Yering, 21st May 1899 / in his 80th year. / "Rest in peace"

Links:
Image:
10164 (6-4)

No information.

Robert Lithgow

No information.

Hester Lithgow

No information.

Mary Ann Lithgow

Biography:
Mary Ann Kennedy was the daughter of Joseph and Nancy (McGhee) Kennedy and was bon about 1823. In Ireland she married Robert Lithgow on 27-10-1846 and they had 11 children.

Robert Lithgow

Biography:
Robert Lithgow was the eldest son of James White Lithgow and was born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1819. In 1863 with his wife and family of 11 children he left Ireland bound for Australia. He settled near Lilydale where he took up 300acres of land and established a dairying and general farming property. [Victoria and Its Metropolis pg 412]
Death notice:
Lithgow – On 21st May at Yering, Robert Lithgow, in his 80th year. [The Argus 22-05-1899]
Obituary:
The news of the death of Mr Robert Lithgow which took place at his residence, Yering, at 8am on Sunday last was received with profound regret by all who knew him. Mr Lithgow who was 80 years of age had not been enjoying robust health for a long time past, and latterly he showed such unmistakable signs of collapse that his relatives and friends were not altogether unprepared for the inevitable. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the cortege being a very lengthy one....[Lilydale Express 26-05-1899]

References: The Argus 22-05-1899; Lilydale Express 26-05-1899; LDHS files; Victoria and Its Metropolis.




Lithgow, Susanna

See Elmes,Hester




Lithgow, William Joseph and Ada Jane

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William Joseph Lithgow

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2326 15-07-1930 Lithgow, William Joseph 69
RC1 414 -
-
4628 04-06-1952 Lithgow, Ada Jane 9
RC1 414 -

Inscription:
Left side: In loving memory of / William Joseph Lithgow / beloved husband of / Ada / died at Warburton 16th July 1930. R.I.P. / In loving memory of / Ada Jane Lithgow / beloved wife of Joseph / died at Caulfield 2 June 1952.
Right side: In Loving memory of / Ada Jane Lithgow / beloved wife of / Joseph / died at Caulfield 2 June 1952

Links:
Image:
10236 (8-21)
Biography:
William was born at Lilydale in 1861 and in 1904 he married Ada Bunsell from Ballarat. In 1918 he was elected a councillor for the Shire of Upper Yarra. [Lilydale Express 22-04-1904]

Ada Jane Lithgow

Biography:
Ada Bunsell was born at Ballarat.

References: Lilydale Express 22-04-1904.





Lowe, David and Margaret Maud

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David Lowe

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
7260 2373 22-05-1931 Lowe, David 6
W1 294  -
2373 7260 18-01-1971 Margaret Maud 82
W1 294  -

Inscription:

Sacred / to / the memory of / our beloved son / David R. Lowe / 21st June 1931 aged 7. / 1. Thes. 4.14.

Links:
Image:
10319 (10-32)
Obituary:
 
Sad death of a boy. Sincere sympathy is felt throughout the district for Mr and Mrs Rupert Lowe, of Wandin East, in the sad death of their little son, David aged 7 years. Early last week he was found to be suffering from meningitis and removal to the Children's Hospital was ordered but despite expert care and attention he died on Sunday last. Deceased was a bright little fellow, highly popular with all his school mates, many of whom attended the funeral. An impressive service was conducted in Lilydale Methodist Church where the cortege halted on the way to the cemetery. Rev. C. Ivory officiated. [Lilydale Express 26-06-1931]

Margaret Maud Lowe

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 26-06-1931.


Lyons, John and Margaret
Brown, Denis

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John Lyons

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1419* 219 23-03-1879 Lyons, John 36
RC3 49
 -
1479 377 09-12-1885 Brown, Denis 54
RC3 50
 -
219/B377 1479 13-02-1914 Lyons, Margaret 71
RC3 50
 -

Inscription:
Gloria in Excelsis Deo / Erected by / Margaret Lyons / to the memory of her beloved husband / John Lyons / native of Mitchell's town Cork Ireland / died March 21st 1879 / aged 36 years. / May his soul rest in peace. / Also Margaret / wife of the above / died 13th Feby 1914 aged 71 years.

Notes:
* The Previous No. in the Burial Register for John Lyons should read 1479 not 1419.
Links:
Image:
10348 (11-26)

No information.

Denis Brown

No information.

Margaret Lyons

No information.


Lyons, Mary Ellen, Thomas and Catherine
Collins, Elsie Kathleen
Besancon, Peter
Holman, Joseph William

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Mary Ellen Lyons

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
578/508 544 23-07-1889 Lyons, Mary Ellen 4
RC3 171  -
578 508 12-01-1889 Besancon, Peter 53
RC3 171
 -
 544/508 578 11-04-1890 Holman, Joseph William 9 mths
RC3 171
 -
2806 1538 17-05-1915 Lyons, Thomas 69
RC3 169
 -
1538 2806 11-10-1937 Lyons, Catherine 84
RC3 169
 -
-
6431 11-07-1964 Collins, Elsie Kathleen 71
RC3 169
Full
Inscription:
In loving memory of / Mary Ellen Lyons / 1885-1889 / Thomas Lyons / 1846-1915 / Catherine Lyons 1853-1937 / Catherine Elsie Collins / 1893-1964.

Links:
Image:
10345 (11-22)

No information.

Peter Besancon 

No information.

Joseph William Holman

No information.

Thomas Lyons

No information.

Catherine Lyons

No information

Elsie Kathleen Collins

No information.




Lysaght, William and Margaret

Briers, Lily May

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William Lysaght


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

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / William Lysaght / died 20 Sep. 1921 / aged 56. / Also Margaret / loving wife of the above / died at Coburg 14 March 1935 aged 72
Notes: Ethel May Briers is in Burial Register but not on headstone.
Links: See images 06287 and 06288 in the society collection. Also entered under Briers.
Image: 10038 (2-0)
Biography:
 
The Lysaght family lived at Deschamp St, Lilydale.
Obituary:

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

Margaret Lysaght

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

Ethel May Briers

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

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










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