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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.



Macintyre, Adeline Letitia and Sydney Ashford


Adleine Letitia

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
395 157 27-01-1877 Macintyre, Adeline 6
CE2 3/4   -
157 395 22-09-1886 Macintyre, Sydney Ashford 8
CE2 3/4   -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / Adeline Letitia Macintyre / who departed this life Jan 25, 1877 / aged 6 years 3 months. / Thou are gone to the grave 'twere wrong to deplore thee / for God was thy ransom, thy guardian and guide. / He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee / And death has no sting since the Saviour has died. / Also / Sydney Ashford / died Sep. 22, 1886 / aged 8 years 4 months. / Not lost but gone before.

Links: See 10057 Gilbert and Eliza Macintyre.
Image No: 10056 (2-18)
Biography:
Adeline, the daughter of Eliza and Gilbert Macintyre, was accidentally burnt. [LDHS files]

Sydney Ashford Macintyre

Death notice:
Macintyre – On the 22nd inst., at 'Coowurp', near Lilydale, Sydney Ashford, fifth son of Gilbert R. Macintyre, aged 8 years and 4 months. [The Argus 24-09-1886 p1]

References: The Argus 24-09-1886; LDHS files.



Macintyre, Gilbert and Eliza

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Gilbert B. Macintyre

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
395 449
26-11-1887 Macintyre, Gilbert B. 52
CE2 3/4   -
449
1798
23-08-1920 Macintyre, Eliza 78
CE2 3/4   -

Inscription:
Erected / by / Eliza / in memory of her beloved husband / Gilbert B. Macintyre / who departed this life 25th November 1887 / aged 53 years. / Also / Eliza / his beloved wife / died 22nd August 1920 / aged 78 years. / At rest.
Links:
Image No:
10057 (2-19)
Death notice:
We regret to announce the sudden death of Mr Gilbert Macintyre, which occurred as we were going to press, shortly after 1 o'clock this morning. Further particulars in our next issue. [Lilydale Express 25-11-1887]
Obituary:
Mr Gilbert Macintyre . . death was remarkably sudden . . . He appeared in his usual good health....retiring to rest at midnight. Twenty minutes after Mrs Macintyre . .  . found her husband had died . . . [from heart disease]. The funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended. [He] was one of the oldest Victorian colonists . . . born in Sydney 5-3-1835 and coming to Dandenong two years later where his father purchased a station . . . They came to Lilydale area in 1853. The property of Mr Macintyre sen. was subdivided amongst the family and Mr Gilbert Macintyre lived at 'Coowurp' since his marriage to Eliza Rourke 22 years ago....[Lilydale Express 02-12-1887]

Eliza Macintyre

Biography:
Eliza's parents were Dennis Rourke and Ann nee Bolton. Obituary: Mrs Eliza Macintyre of Yering passed away on 23 ult. [She] had been unwell for seventeen months. She was from the well known Rourke family and married Gilbert Macintyre in 1866. Her brother John Rourke was for some years a shire councillor. Eliza was the last surviving of her siblings. She leaves an adult family of five sons and two daughters. The burial took place at Lilydale cemetery on Tuesday. [Lilydale Express 3-9-1920]

References: Lilydale Express 25-11-1887, 02-12-1887, 3-9-1920; Macintyre family in Australia by Val Sheehan; LHS file.


Macintyre, Jane Ellen, Thomas, Mary Ann


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Jane Ellen Macintyre


Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
343 725 07-05-1894 Macintyre, Jane E. 27
P2 15/16   -
725
843
17-10-1897 Macintyre, Thomas 64
P2 15/16   -
843
1478
13-02-1914 Macintyre, Mary Ann 71
P2 15/16   -

Inscription:
Sacred / to the memory of / Jane Ellen / the beloved daughter of / Thomas & Mary Ann Macintyre / who departed this life 6 May 1894, / aged 27 years 9 months. / For me to live in Christ and to die is gain. / Phil 1,21. / Also / Thomas Macintyre, J.P. / my beloved husband / who departed this life 16 Octr 1897, / aged 63 years 11 months. / I have fought a good fight, I have finished / my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timy 14 7. / Also Mary Ann Macintyre /beloved wife of the above / who died 13th Feb 1914, / aged 71 years.

Notes:
Links:
10212
Image No: 10213 (7-17)
Biography:
Miss Jane Ellen (Jeannie) Macintyre was the eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Macintyre, J.P., of 'Cora Lynn' Yering. Six months prior to her death in 1894 she had become ill and died of pneumonia. At the time of her death, she was engaged to R. Blair of Mooroolbark and they were to be married shortly after her death. In her obituary she was described as having a gently unassuming manner and consistent Christian character. Lilydale Express 18-05-1894]

Thomas Macintyre

Biography:
Thomas, the son of Thomas Macintyre, was born in Sydney and came to Victoria on April 1, 1837 where his parents settled in a cedar-board tent near Prince’s Bridge. It was here his mother saw the first white man drowned in the Yarra. The family moved to Westernport then back to Melbourne where they built two homes in Bourke St West. In 1845 Thomas Jnr purchased 15 acres of land in Booroondara and began farming. From 1848 to 1851 his father owned the punt across the Yarra where the Hawthorn Bridge no stands. Thomas Jnr went to the goldfields at Chewton in 1851 and found 800ozs of gold which realised £4 2s 6d an ounce - £3,300 or $6,600.

With the money he purchased 561 acres at Yering where he established a dairy and farm. He was founding member of the Upper Yarra District Road Board 1862 to 1871 when the Shire of Lilydale was formed. He then served in the shire council from 1872 until 1879. He was an elder and trustee of the Lilydale Presbyterian Church and a Justice of the Peace for the 10 years prior to his death. [Victoria and its Metropolis – Past and Present pg412 and Lilydale Express 22-10-1897 pg3]]

Mary Ann Macintyre

Death Notice:
Macintyre – On the 13th February at “Belmont” Lilydale grove, Auburn, Mary Ann, widow of the late Thomas Macintyre, J.P., of “Cora Lynn” of Yering, and beloved mother of Mrs J. Beattie, of Gisborne, and Thomas H. Macintyre of Yering aged 71 years. [The Argus 14-04-1914 pg11]
Funeral Notice:
Macintyre – The Friends of the late Mrs Mary Ann Macintyre are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place if interment in the Lilydale cemetery. The funeral will leave the Lilydale railway station on the arrival of the 1.22 train from Melbourne this day (Saturday 14th inst.) Burton Bros, Undertakers, Lilydale. Telephone 11 Lilydale. [The Argus 14-04-1914 pg 11]

References: Lilydale Express 18-05-1894, 22-10-1897; Victoria and its Metropolis – Past and Present; The Argus 14-04-1914.

Macintyre, Thomas Henry, Thomas Douglas Stewart and Mary Stewart


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Thomas Henry Macintyre

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1795 05-07-1920 Macintyre, Thomas Henry 49
P2 33/34  -
-
1795 04-05-1922 Macintyre, Thos Douglas S
P2 33/34  -
1941/1795 4355 09-07-1948 McIntyre, Mary Stewart 78
P2 33
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / our dear father and brother / Thomas Henry Macintyre / died 5th July 1920 / and Douglas Stewart Macintyre / died 3rd May 1922.
Notes: In the Burial Register both interments carry the same current number although 2 years apart. Believe Thomas Douglas should be 1941 – see Mary’s entry.
Links:
Image No:
10212 (7-16)
Biography:
Thomas Henry Macintyre married Mary Stewart Prowse on 26-07-1899. She died 09-07-1948. [LDHS files] Death notice: Macintyre – On the 5th July suddenly at his residence 'Cora Lynn', Yering. Thomas Henry, dearly loved husband of Mary Stewart Macintyre, aged 49 years. [Lilydale Express 23-07-1920]

Thomas Douglas Stewart Macintyre

No information.

Mary Stewart Macintyre

Obituary:
Mrs Thomas MacIntyre . . . passed away suddenly at her home 'Cora Lynn', Yering on 9th July . . . Before her marriage she was well known as a fine horsewoman, and was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Prowse who for a long period were lessees of the Mooroolbark Park Estate, Lilydale . . . her late husband Thomas and his cousin Isaac MacIntyre with Mrs MacIntyre's brother represented Victoria [in the] Mounted Rifle Unit in London for Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria. . . three daughters are left to mourn their loss . . [Lilydale Express 16-07-1948 pg 3]   
References: Lilydale Express 23-07-1920 and 16-07-1948; LDHS files.


Mackie, Alexander and Jane Ann


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Alexander Mackie

Burial Register Details:


Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1600 644 29-06-1892 Mackie, Alexander 53 P1 39/40  -
644 1600 11-09-1916 Mackie, Jane Ann 74 P1 39/40  -


Inscription:
Erected / by / Jane Ann / in memory of her beloved husband / Alexander Mackie / who departed this life on 8th June 1892 / aged 53 years / I shall be satisfied when I awake with / thy likeness Psalm 17.13 / also / Jane Ann Mackie / who died 10th Sept 1916 / aged 74. / Re-united.
Links:
Image:
10153 (5-30)
Biography:
Alexander Mackie came to the district about 1870 at the invitation of the Presbyterians. The first services were held in the building west of the Olinda Creek in Main St, Lilydale. His original pastorate cover Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats (now Yarra Glen) and Lilydale. He was the brother of Rev George Mackie, minister at South Yarra. While studying for the ministry he also studied medicine at Melbourne University and had passed the second year course when he was ordained a minister of the church. Shortly afterwards he was called to Echuca. Medical studies were suspended and resumed about six years ago passing two more courses before being forced to give it up due to ill health. Mr Mackie’s medical knowledge was of incalculable service to residents of the bush in the early days when doctors were no so easily called in as now, and many a life has under the blessing of God been save by his timely assistance and medical skill. [Lilydale Express 10-06-1892]
Obituary:
. . .  Mr Mackie was a real bush person; nothing daunted him. He has often had to swim his horse through the flooded flats of the Yarra, so as not to disappoint a congregation waiting for services at the “Flats.” As the population increased his charge had to be lessened, and first Kangaroo Ground was separated, and about 18 months ago, at the desire of the Presbyterians, Yarra Glen was joined to Kangaroo Ground, and Lilydale was made one charge. With this one care Mr Mackie was looking forward with pleasure to more active work in and around Lilydale, but his last illness seized him and he was not permitted to go on. He gradually grew worse until he felt that he should resign in charge which he did almost two months ago, much to the regret of his congregation. . . . The aboriginals at Coranderrk had great belief in Mr Mackie, and many a trouble he smoothed over for them. Mr Mackie took an interest in every matter likely to benefit the district, He was one of those who started the Free Library in our township, of which he was at one time President. In many points, Goldsmith’s Village Preacher was applicable to the late reverend gentleman. [Lilydale Express 10-06-1892]

Jane Ann Mackie

Death Notice:
Mackie – On the 11 of September at her residence Olinda, 38 Union St, Malvern Jane Ann, widow of the late Rev Alexander Mackie, Presbyterian minister, Lilydale and Yarra Glen, beloved mother of Miss R. Mackie, Mr J.C. Mackie, W. Australia, and the late David G. Mackie, sister of Mrs D. Whalpton, Elsternwick, Mrs J. Mackie, St George’s road, Malvern, dearly loved grandmother of Amy Mackie, aged 74 years. Privately interred Lilydale Cemetery, 13th September, 1916). [The Argus 13-09-1916 pg 1]
References: Lilydale Express 10-06-1892; The Argus 13-09-1916.


Mackin, Sophia Frances, James and Herbert

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Sophia Frances

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
6090 - 1955 18-08-1922 Mackin, Sophia Frances 75
CE1
383/384  -
1955 6090 12-03-1960 Mackin, James 80
CE1 384
 -
6090 6778 28-08-1968 Mackin, Herbert 83
CE1 384
 -

Inscription:
Sophia Frances Mackin / Born 29.2.1847 / Died 16.8.1922. / James Mackin / Born 31.10.1879 / Died 10.3.1960 / Herbert Mackin / Born 12.7.1886 / Died 31.7.1968
Links: 
Image No: 10027 (1-27)

Biography:
Sophia Frances (nee Foxley) was born in Buckinghamshire and married Melbourne- born James Mackin in Victoria in 1869. Their family included sons James and Herbert Mackin. [http://wandinsaga.blog.spot.com.au ]

James Mackin

No information.

Herbert Mackin

Biography:
Hebert Mackin was born at Lillydale on July 7, 1886 and at Olinda Vale (now Mt Evelyn) in1907 he married Ellen (Nellie) Winstansley whose parents were early selectors in Mt Evelyn. [http://wandinsaga.blog.spot.com.au ; The First Settlers of Mt Evelyn pg 41 and Tracks to Trails A History of Mt Evelyn Centenary Edition pg 43-44]
References: http://wandinsaga.blog.spot.com.au; The First Settlers of Mt Evelyn, Janice Newton, pg 41 and Tracks to Trails A History of Mt Evelyn Centenary Edition, Janice Newton, Paula Herlihy and Karen leadbeater Phillips, pg 43-44.


Maguire, Johanna

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2154
16-03-1927
Maguire, Johanna
79 RC2 86  -
Inscription:

M. M. Patrick / Maguire / 16-3-1927 / R.I.P.
Links: 
Image No: 10249 (8-34)
Biography:
Sister Patrick Maquire was born in1848 When the Convent of Mercy was founded in Carrick-on-Sur in 1875 Sister Patrick was a member of the community. She was appointed Superior to establish the Order at Gore in New Zealand and at the end of her time she volunteered to join the Ryan Sisters in Mansfield. In 1896 she became the first Superior to Lilydale . . . She and Sister Agnes Ryan were responsible for the establishment of Mount Lilydale College. [Lilydale Cemetery Tours Vol. 2 pg14]
References: Lilydale Cemetery Tours, Vol. 2, Ruby Kwijas and Keith Lithgow; LDHS archives.

Martin, William, Margaret and William

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William Martin, junior

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1549 29-08-1915 Martin, William 24
CE2 281  -
1549 2947 12-02-1940 Martin, Margaret 80
CE2 281  -
-
3005 17-03-1941 Martin, William 89
CE2 282  -

Inscription:

In / loving remembrance / of / William Martin / who died on active service / 29th Aug. 1915, aged 28 years / dearly beloved son of W. & M. Martin. / Margaret Martin / died 12th Feb. 1940. / William Martin / died 16th March 1941
Links:
Image: 10049 (2-11)
Obituary:
Death of a volunteer. Quite a gloom was cast over the district when the news came that Private William Martin had passed away at his parent’s residence. [He] was the only son of the Martins two of the pioneers of this district [Wonga Park]. Deceased volunteered for the front and was accepted but was only weeks in camp when he came down suffering from influenza . . . [then] pneumonia. His remains were interred in Lilydale cemetery . . . . The residents of Wonga Park deeply sympathise with Mr, Mrs and Miss Martin in their sad bereavement. [Lilydale Express 30-09-1915]

Margaret Martin

No information.

William Martin Snr

No information.
 
References: Lilydale Express 03-09-1915.


Mason, Grace, Charles Richard (Dick)

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Grace Mason

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1348 28-01-1911 Mason, Grace 47
W1 95  -
1348 2151 13-02-1927 Mason, Chas. Richard 65
W1 95  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Grace Mason / died 28th January 1911 aged 48. / Also her beloved husband / Charles (Dick) Mason / died 13th February 1927 aged 64 years. / Loved parents of Stella and Goldie / In God's care

Links:
Image:
10325 (11-2)
Obituary:
The news of Mrs Charles Mason's death which took place about 8pm on Saturday was received on all sides with profound feelings of regret. [She] was 48, a kind and considerate wife, a loving and affectionate mother, a thoughtful and sympathetic neighbour. Her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Lilydale cemetery on Monday. . . Pastor Holloway conducted the burial service and Burton Bros. carried out funeral arrangements. [Lilydale Express 3-2-1911]

Charles Richard Mason

Obituary:
An old resident of Lilydale, Mr Charles Mason, died on Saturday at the residence of his son, Mr Ernest Mason, in Castella St. [He] was 65 and passed away in his sleep. He leaves a grown-up family of four sons Ernest, Walter, John and Stanley Mason – and two daughters. [He] had resided in Lilydale for many years . . . The funeral took place on Monday when his remains were interred in Lilydale cemetery. Employees of Cave Hill where he was formerly employed attended. Methodist minister Rev. W. J. Bottoms conducted the burial service and funeral arrangements were carried out by Burton Bros. [Lilydale Express 18-2-1927]

References: Lilydale Express 3-2-1911, 18-2-1927


Meek, Jane and David

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Jane Meek

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2146 975 11-09-1900 Meek, Jane 56
RC3 23  -
975 2146 10-01-1927 Meek, David 86
RC3 23  -

Inscription:
In / Loving remembrance / of / Jane Meek / beloved wife of / David Meek / died 10th September 1900 / aged 56 years. / Also the above / David / died 6th January 1927 / aged 82 years. / Loving parents of / James and Alick Meek / and Kathleen Lloyd.

Notes: * Burial Register date for David Meek is different from the death notice.
Links: 10338
Image: 10339 (11-16)

No information.

David Meek

Death notice:
Meek – On 6th January at the residence of his son-in-law (Captain I. L. Lloyd) 'Sounada', Victoria Rd, Upper Hawthorn, David, loving husband of the late Jane Meek, and loved father of James, Alexander, Kathleen (Mrs Lloyd), and four sons (deceased); loving grandfather of Anastasia, William Meek, Mary, Nora and Eileen Lloyd. Born at Belfast, Ireland, Christmas Day 1842. (Interred privately at Lilydale on 7th January) [The Argus 08-01-1927 p17]

References: The Argus 08-01-1927.


Melba

See Armstrong - Dame Nellie Melba.


Merritt, James

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No. Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1099 08-11-1903 Merritt, James W. 57 RC2 288  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / our dear parents / James W. Merritt / who died 5th Nov 1903, aged 55 years.

Note:
Links:
Image:
10251 (8-36)

Biography:
James Merritt of Williamstown was formerly the superintendent engineer for the City of Melbourne. [The Argus 14-02-1920]

References: The Argus 14-02-1920.



Merritt, Catherine

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Burial Details:

Previous No. Current No Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1099 1778 20-02-1920 Merritt, Catherine - RC2 288  -

Inscription:
Also / our dear mother / Catherine Merritt / who died 9th Feb. 1920, aged 70 years.

Links: Side by side with 10252 James Merritt.
Image No: 10252 (9-1)
Death notice:
Merritt – On the 8th February at the residence of her son, John Merritt, 10 Cecil St Williamstown, Catherine, relict of the late James William Merritt, late superintendent engineer for Melbourne City Council, dearly loved mother of John and James, aged 70 years. Rest in peace. (Privately interred at Lilydale Cemetery, 10th February). [The Argus 14-02-1920 p13]

References: The Argus 14-02-1920.



Middleton, Alexander G., Eliza Duncan

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Alexander G. Middleton


Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No Date Name Age Section Lot Note
- 494 16-10-1888 Middleton, Alexander G. 60 P2 5/6 -
- 1630 29-03-1917 Middleton, Eliza Duncan 85 P2 5/6 -

Inscription:
Headstone too hard to read on top has two name plates: Eliza Duncan Middleton and A. Gordon Middleton.

Links:
Image:
10179 (6-20)

Biography:
Alexander Gordon Middleton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in about 1828, the son of Richard Middleton and Margaret Lindsay. His father was printer but Alexander studied for the ministry until the ink in his veins took over and he became a printer and later a journalist. He arrived in Victoria in 1871on the Clarence which carried 97 passengers that voyage. He published a volume of verse titled “Ernest, and the Pilgrim Poet” In 1877 at Melbourne, he married Eliza Duncan Hunter aged 45 years, who was born in Refrewshire, Scotland. They did not have any children.

On June 1, 1882 he purchased the Shepparton News from Lachlan McDonald and signed his name as a. Gordon Middleton. He revamped the newspaper, adding a variety of news and fiction to the pages. He remained the publisher and proprietor of the newspaper although in July 1884 he purchased 64 acres from Dennis Rourke, this was known as Lot 1 of section 28, Parish of Yering and was a triangular block of land bounded by the Healesville and Warburton Roads. Today, we know the property as Heatherlie. On June 21, 1888 Middleton sold the Shepparton News to Colin McPherson, and today, the newspaper is still owned and operated by his descendants.

The sale was probably due to Middleton’s failing health as just over four months later he was dead. He died at Gleniffen, Lilydale (probably the name he gave the property we now know as Heatherlie) on October 15, 1888 and was buried at the Lilydale Cemetery by the Rev A Mackie of the Presbyterian Church on October 17th. Dr W.H. Dutton saw Middleton the day before his death the cause of which was given as cirrhosis of the liver and an enlarged heart which he had suffered for about 12 months. [Death certificate, The Argus 16-10-1888 pg 2; Shepparton News various articles]

Eliza Duncan Middleton

Biography:
The Middleton’s property at Lilydale although shown as being purchased by Alexander was in fact registered in Eliza’s name. She remained at the property for several years before selling to Julian Roelens on February 1, 1892. [Certificate of Title fol 1578 vol 587] Eliza died at her home Gleniff at Box Hill on March 29, 1917 aged 85 years and is buried beside her husband in the Lilydale Cemetery. [The Argus 07-04-1917 pg1]

References:
Sue Thompson research; Certificate of Title fol 1578 vol 587; The Argus 16-10-1888 and 07-04- 1917; Shepparton News; Death Certificate of Alexander Gordon Middleton.


Mills, William Matthew

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
- 2003 12-10-1923 Mills, Wm Mathew 27 CE3
113
 -

Inscription:
Army Plaque: 230 Corporal / William Mills / 21st Battalion / died 11 Oct 1923 / loved husband of Ivie

Notes: William’s service records and his signature show his second name should be Matthew.
Links:
Image:
10119 (4-8)

Biography:
Corporal William Matthew Mills 230, 21 Battalion, enlisted on 15-01-1915. He returned to Australia 26-09-1917. At the time of enlistment his occupation was that of a farm labourer from Avenel. At the time of his death he was living with his wife Ivie in Mena Ave, Croydon. [1st WW Nominal Roll, AWM; The Argus 13-10-1923]
Death notice:
Mills, - On the 11th October, 1923, at his late residence, Mena Avenue, Croydon, beloved husband of Ivie Victoria (Craven), also loving brother of Annie, Margaret Maris, Thomas, Cecilia, in his 25th year (of the 21st Battalion). [The Argus 13-10-1923]

References: 1st WW Nominal Roll, AWM; The Argus 13-10-1923.


Mitchell, David Francis

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age section Lot Note
- 1765 14-11-1919 Mitchell, David Francis 6 P2 131/132  -

Inscription:
David / beloved son of / Frank & Isabel Mitchell / died 13th November 1919 / aged 6 years. / Life's little day.
 
Links: See also 10208, 10215
Image: 10207 (7-11)
Biography:
David Francis Mitchell was born in 1869 and was the only child of Frank and Isabel Mitchell and the grandchild of David and Isabella Mitchell of Richmond and Cave Hill Quarry, Lilydale.

References: Nellie Melba Museum website – www.nelliemelbamuseum.com.au



Mitchell, David, Isabella, James, Margaret and Vere Mitchell

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David Mitchell

Burial Register Details:
Previous No Current No Date Name
Age
Section
Lot
 Note
-
1613 08-12-1916 Mitchell, David 87
P2  (1)
 Titleholder F.D. Mitchell Richmond


08-12-1916
Mitchell, Isabella -
P2




08-12-1916
Their three children in 1 coffin -
P2



(1) 133 -135 -137, 155.156.157.158.175.176.177.178
Inscription:
In memory of / David Mitchell / arrived Melbourne 1852 / died in his 88th year 1916. / Also his wife / Isabella / and their children / James/ Margaret / Vere.

Notes: David and Isabella Mitchell were buried with their children at Melbourne General Cemetery but dis-interred and re-interred at Lilydale on 08-12-1916. The three children were re-interred in one coffin.

Links: See other family members – Frank Mitchell and Armstrong, Dame Nellie Melba 10207, 10208 and 10211.
Image: 10215 (7-19)
Biography:

Born near Forfar, Scotland on February 16, 1829, David Mitchell qualified as a stonemason. In 1852 he boarded the barque Anna and set sail for Melbourne. When he arrived David had only one gold sovereign in his pocket. In 1856 as a building contractor, David was involved in securing the eight hour working day for employees in various trades etc. He soon became a prosperous building contractor with projects including Scots Church, Melbourne, the Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne and St Patrick’s Church Lilydale David and his family spent many holidays in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

He bought several properties and leased St Hubert’s Vineyard which had been planted by Hubert de Castella. David was elected a councillor for the Shire of Lillydale in 1875 and served until 1883, the year he was also elected Shire President. It was during this time that he purchased the Cave Hill property which had rich lime deposits and he opened the Caver Hill Marble and Limestone Quarries on 26-03-1878.

To more easily transport his limestone to Melbourne, David was instrumental in bringing the railway from Hawthorn to Lilydale in 1882. The railway also contributed to Lilydale’s development. He also established Cave Hill Farm and in 1899 he bought the first Fresian cattle to Victoria. Despite his Yarra Valley interests, he lived at Doonside until his death on March 25, 1916. [Lilydale Cemetery Tours, Volume 2 pg 17]

Isabella Mitchell

Biography:
Isabella was the eldest daughter of James Foote Dow and Jane (nee Taylor) and was born 12-10-1833. With her mother and sisters Isabella arrived in Melbourne on the vessel Anne Milne in 1847. She married David Mitchell in the Dow home on 11-06-1857 and moved into Doonside in Burnley Street, Richmond, the home David Mitchell had built for his wife. They had 10 children including Helen Porter Mitchell who later became Dame Nellie Melba. Isabella died on the 12-10-1881, aged 48 years and was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery. [David Mitchell A Forfar Man pg 7]

Margaret Walker Mitchell

Biography:

Margaret was born 28-03-1858 and died 24-03-1859 and was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery. [David Mitchell A Forfar Man pg 22-23]

William James Mitchell

Biography:
William was born 29-07-1859 and died 29-06-1860. He was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery. [David Mitchell A Forfar Man pg 22-23]

Florence Maude Vere Mitchell

Biography:
Vere as she was called, was David and Isabella’s youngest child. She was born 08-08-1877 and died 20-01-1882 aged 4. She was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery with her mother, brother and sister. [David Mitchell A Forfar Man pg 22-23]

References: LHS files; Lilydale Cemetery Tours, Volume 2, Ruby Kwijas and Keith Lithgow; David Mitchell A Forfar Man, Pamela Vestey; www.nelliemelbamuseum.com.au



Mitchell, Francis David

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David Francis (Frank) Mitchell

Burial Register Details:

Previous No Current No Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
-
1928A 30-10-1921 Mitchell, Frank -
P2
151/152  -

Inscription:
Francis David Mitchell / (Frank) / dear husband of / Isabel / born 18th January 1869 / died 20th October 1921. / Sleep on beloved. /Also Isabel / his beloved wife.

Notes:
Unable to find a record of Isabel’s interment in the Burial Register.
Links: 10207, 10215
Image: 10208 (7-12)
Biography:
Francis or Frank Francis or Frank was the eldest son of Isabella (nee Dow) and David Mitchell. He and his family lived at Doonside with David Mitchell, close to the cement works he supervised in Burnley Street. He was a good worker, good horseman and a good shot. He married Isobel Parkes in 1911 and had one son David who sadly died on November 13, 1919 when just six years old. He is buried next to his grand-father and namesake - David Mitchell - at the Lilydale Cemetery.
Obituary:
We regret to record the death of Mr F. D. Mitchell . . . at his home 'Doonside', Burnley St Richmond on Thursday morning. The deceased who is a brother of Dame Nellie Melba was well known and highly regarded throughout this district . . . . He was one of the trustees of the estate of his father, and had managed the enterprises carried on by the late Mr David Mitchell. He was 52 years of age and leaves a widow . . . [Lilydale Express 21-10-1921]

Isabel Mitchell

Biography:
Isabella Mathieson Parkes married Frank Mitchell in 1911 and they had one child David who died in 1919 aged 6 years.

References: Lilydale Express 21-10-1921; LHS files.



Mitchell, Gertrude Emily

Savage, Mary Gertrude and Charles Edward

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Mary Gertrude Savage

Burial Register Details:
 
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1961 09-11-1922 Savage, Mary Gertrude 2
CE3 170  -
1961 2092 01-09-1925 Savage, George Frederick 37
CE3 170  -
2092 6405 18-03-1964 Mitchell, Gertrude Emily 72
CE3 170  Ashes

Inscription:
In loving memory / of Mary Gertrude Savage / died 9th Nov. 1922 / aged 2 years / this lovely bud so young and fair / called hence by early doom / Just come to show how sweet a flower / in paradise would bloom.
Front: Savage / Charles Edward / born 1888 died 31.8.1925 / dearly loved husband of Gertrude Emily / born 1891 died 18.4.1964 / dearly loved father and mother / of Alf, Jennie and Mary (dec.) / rest in peace.
 
Notes: Burial Register lists George Frederick Savage while headstone and Lilydale Express obituary list him as Charles Edward. Also listed under Mitchell Gertrude Emily.
Links:
Image No
: 10118 (4-7)

No information.

Charles Edward Savage

Obituary:
A fatal accident occurred on the property of Captain A.E.T. Payne, “Yarraview” Lilydale . . . One of the shepherds  . . . Charles Edward Savage, at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon was getting through the window of an outbuilding with a lamb in one arm and a gun in the other. The gun must have been jarred, for it was discharged, the shot penetrating the heart. Death was almost instantaneous. Deceased was 37 and leaves a wife and young family. [Lilydale Express 04-09-1925]
Getrude Emily Mitchell
No information.

References: Lilydale Express 04-09-1925.



Mitchell, William F., William, Isobella C., Mary Ann

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William Frederick Mitchell

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
567/2459 372 24-10-1885 Mitchell, William 12
W2 77/78  -
623/372 567 09-01-1890 Mitchell, W’m -
W2 77/78  -
567 623 20-10-1891 Mitchell, Isobella C. 11
W2 77/78  -
372 2459 18-03-1932 Mitchell, Mary Ann 92
W2 77
 -

Inscription:
In / loving remembrance / of / William Mitchell / who died Jany 7th 1890 / aged 59 years. / Also / William Frederick Mitchell / who died Oct 22nd 1885 / aged 12 years.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10391 (12-34)

No information.

William Mitchell

Obituary:
One of the early pioneers of the Wandin district was removed by death during the week. Mr Wm Mitchell, after a most painful and protracted illness from cancer died at his residence near Seville. Mr Mitchell was greatly respected by his neighbours and much sympathy is shown to his bereaved widow and family. He was buried on Friday afternoon, the Rev. J. Green officiating at the grave. [Lilydale Express 15-01-1890]

Isobella Clare Mitchell

Obituary:
We regret to record the death of Miss Isabel Clare Mitchell, the beloved child of Mrs W. Mitchell, of Wandin Yallock. The sad event occurred on Saturday and the funeral, an impressive and memorable one, took place on Tuesday, the Rev. J. Westacott officiating at the grave. Mr W. Bailey of Wandin Rd and Mr G. A. Burton of Lilydale were the undertakers. [Lilydale Express 30-10-1891]

Mary Ann Mitchell

Obituary:
With the death of Mrs Mary Ann Mitchell at 92 there has passed another of those splendid pioneers . . Born near Bideford, Devon she was brought to Australia with 6 siblings by her parents, Mr and Mrs Clay, 81 years ago, at the time of the gold rush . . Mr Clay did not join the rush but later his sons did, one being killed in an accident at Hoddles Creek . . The family resided in Melbourne then moved to Doncaster. It was here that [she] met and married the late Mr Wm Mitchell . . 57 years ago they purchased a property at Wandin, working through mixed farming and market gardening to fruit growing . . When Mr Mitchell died in 1890 she was left with a growing family of whom the eldest was Mr R. J. Mitchell . . The long market trips to Melbourne necessitated her managing the orchards which she continued until failing health rendered it impossible . . [She] had 9 children, more than 40 grandchildren and many great grand children. She is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters. Of her own generation only one survives Mr Edwin Wilson of Doncaster. Mrs Mitchell was laid to rest beside her husband at Lilydale cemetery on Saturday. [Lilydale Express 24-3-1932]

References: Lilydale Express 15-01-1890, 30-10-1891 and 24-3-1932.



Mitchell, William Thomas, James Milne and Helen Liddle


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William Thomas Mitchell

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
-
1234 14-01-1907 Mitchell, William Thomas 11mths P2 126  -
2832 2599
10-06-1934 Mitchell, Helen Liddle 64
P2 126  -
2599
2832
15-04-1938 Mitchell, James Milne 72
P2 126  -

Inscription:
In memory of / my beloved wife / Helen Mitchell / June 9 1934 aged 65 yrs. / Also / Willie / Jan 13 1908, aged 11 mths. / And the beloved husband of above / James Milne Mitchell / April 15, 1938, aged 73
 
Note: Burial register records the year as 1907 when it should be 1908.
Links:
Image:
10186 (6-27)
 
No information.
 

James Milne Mitchell

No information.

Helen Liddle Mitchell

No information.
 
References:




Molloy, James
Gibbons, Anthony


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James Molloy

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
388 25-05-1886 Molloy, James 49
RC3 63
 -
 
Inscription:
Erected by Alice / in memory of her beloved husband / James Molloy / who died May 23 1886 / aged 49 years. / Also of / Anthony Gibbons / died 22 April 1895 / aged 64

Notes: No Burial Register entry for Anthony Gibbons.
Links:
Image: 10341 (11-18)

No information.

Anthony Gibbons

No information.



Moore, James and Woods, Thomas

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James Moore


Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
-
700
04-09-1893 Woods, Thomas 67
CE1 9/10  -
-
959
14-02-1900 Moore, James 66
CE1 9/10  -
 
Inscription:
Sacred / to the memory of / James Moore / died 14th Feb 1900 / aged 63 years. / Also Thomas Woods / died 3rd Sept 1893 / aged 67 years. / The memory of the just is blessed.

Links:
Image No
: 10001 (1-1)
Biography:
The partners had a four-roomed home on their 132 acre dairy farm next to the Coldstream Railway Station.

After the death of James Moore, the farm was auctioned:
An executors sale of a splendid dairy farm at Coldstream is announced to take place on Thursday 19th inst. in the estates of Thomas Woods and James Moore deceased.[Lilydale Express 06-03-1900]
Obituary:
The death took place of Mr Thomas Wood , Coldstream, on Sunday morning last. Owing to failing health the deceased did not take a prominent part in public matters. He was the partner of Mr J. Moore of 'Willow Bank' Coldstream and for a period of 37 years these two have been inseparable companions. . . [Lilydale Express 08-09-1893]

James Moore

Obituary:
In the person of Mr James Moore who has been identified with the Lilydale district for close on half a century there passed away another of the old pioneers. . . Mr Moore carried on farming pursuits with Mr T. Woods (who predeceased him) on the Olinda Creek flats . . . His remains were interred in the Lilydale cemetery. . [Lilydale Express 16-2-1900]

References: As it Happened Vol. 1, Val Sheehan pgs 26, 35, 12, 102, 125, 130, 141, As It Happened Vol 2, Val Sheehan, pgs 6 and160; Lilydale Express 08-09-1893, 16-02-1900 and
06-03-1900.



Moore, Lionel and Alice

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Lionel Moore

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
2336 1082 06-06-1903 Moore, Lioneal 4
CE2 59/60  -
1082 2336 21-09-1930 Moore, Alice 42
CE2 59/60  -

Inscription:
In / memory of / our darling boy / Lionel C. W. Moore / 'Pickles' / died 6th June 1903 aged 4 years. / Darling we miss you.

Notes: The Burial Register spells it as Lioneal. Alice in register but not on headstone
Links:
Image:
10059 (2-21)
Death notice:
Moore – On the 6th June at Olinda Hotel, Lilydale, Lionel Clifton William ('Pickles'). Aged 3 years 11½ months. Gone but not forgotten. [Lilydale Express 12-06-1903 pg 2]
Obituary:
Mr and Mrs J. R. Moore, of the Olinda Hotel, sustained a sad loss on Saturday last, by the death of their 3rd son, Lionel Clifton William. The little fellow, who was generally known by the pet name of “Pickles,” contracted a cold a week previously, which developed into croup, and, despite medical aid and attention, he expired on Saturday afternoon, aged 3 years and 111/2 months. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended. Many of the leading businessmen marched in the procession behind the vehicles and horsemen. [Lilydale Express 12-06-1903 pg2]

Alice Moore

No Information.

References: Lilydale Express 12-06-1903.


Morrison, Daniel McNeil and Louisa Rosanna

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Daniel McNeil Morrison


Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
4204 2389 13-09-931 Morrison, Daniel McNeil 64
P1 130  -
2389 4204 02-02-1946 Morrison, Louisa Rosanna 69
P1 130  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Daniel McNeil Morrison / died 12th Sept. 1931. / At rest. / also his beloved wife / Louisa Rosanna / died 1st Feb. 1946.
 
Links:
Image:
10140 (5-16)
Death Notice:
Morrison – On the 12th September, at his residence, Hereford road, Mt Evelyn, Daniel McNeil Morrison, beloved husband of Louisa Rosanna and loving father of Aleric, Muriel, Norman, Agnes (Mrs Berry), Margaret (Mrs Russell), Annie (Mrs Walker) and Christina, aged 64 years. – A Patient Sufferer at Rest. [The Argus, 14-09-1931]

Louisa Rosanna Morrison

Obituary:
Mrs. L. Morrison – The death occurred on Friday last at Mt Evelyn, after a brief illness, of Mrs Louisa Morrison, widow of the late Daniel Morrison. Mrs Morrison was born at Scoresby, but lived all her married life at Mt Evelyn. She was held in the highest esteem by a wide circle of friends. Of the four members of the family, the eldest son Aleric, has had a successful career in the Railways department, at present being station master at Bealiba: the second son Norman, is in charge of the extensive orchard property; the third son Harold, is a flying officer with the RAAF and has had almost five years’ service; while the only daughter, Miss Muriel Morrison, is a nurse at “Travencore.” The burial at the Lilydale cemetery on Saturday was of a private nature, conducted by the Rev. P.J. Thomas, but many people assembled at the
graveside to pay their last respects. Mortuary arrangements were carried out by Messrs Burton Bros. [Lilydale Express, 08-02-1946]

References: The Argus, 14-09-1931; Lilydale Express, 08-02-1946.




Morton, Jeannie Bell Hand

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1532 01-04-1915 Morton, Jeannie Bell 70
W1
322
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / my dear mother / Jeannie Bell Hand Morton / 3.1.1845 – 31.3.1915 / He shall give His angels charge over thee. / Underneath are the everlasting arms.

Notes: *Burial Register and Inscription spelling of Je(a)nnie differs to that of the notices.
Links: 10330, 10332
Image: 10329 (11-6)
Biography:
Jeannie Bell Plain was born in Dalkeith, Scotland about 1845 and was the daughter of John Plain and Elizabeth Aitken. In 1869 she married Alfred Hand, the son of Richard Morton Hand and Elizabeth King. Alfred was born at Flintham, Nottinghamshire on November 28, 1836. They had one child Elizabeth Georgina born at Lilydale in 1870.
The Hand family arrived in Melbourne in 1862 on board the Morning Light and soon after went to Lilydale. At Lilydale Richard Hand selected the land now known as The Towers while Alfred headed to the Majorca (near Maryborough) goldfield. He returned and became a contractor for the shire. After some years he retired and devoted himself to viticulture developing Flintham Hill near Lilydale. In 1878 he opened a wine hall and in 1885 he sold the vineyard to A. Fulton. The Shire of Lillydale Rate Books list both Alfred and Jeannie as wine sellers. Alfred died in 1890.
In 1899 Jeannie Bell Hand married Robert Morton who ran a saddler business in Lilydale. Robert was born in Antrim, Ireland in 1899 and married Susannah Hutchinson, sister of John Hutchinson before migrating to Australia. Susanna had died in 1895.
Robert Morton died on January 3, 1917 and is also buried at Lilydale Cemetery. [Gun Alley research by Sue Thompson; Lilydale Express 22-11-1890 pg2; BDM, The Argus 1-4-1915 p1; Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks]
Death notice:
Morton – On the 21st March at private hospital East Melbourne Jennie Bell, wife of Robert Morton of Lilydale, eldest daughter of Elizabeth and the late John Plain of Gipps St Collingwood, and mother of Mrs Robert Clarke, of Royal Park, aged 70 years. [The Argus 1-4-1915 p1]

References: Lilydale Express 22-11-1890; BDM; Shire of Lillydale Ratebookss; Gun Alley Story and The Argus 1-4-1915.



Morton, Robert and Elizabeth Kate
Davies, Bon
Costar, Tam

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Robert Morton


Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
-
2261 22-04-1929 Morton, Robert 55
P1 184  -
1621* 6073 05-01-1960 Morton, Elizabeth Kate
P1 184  -

* This refers to the neighbouring Morton grave Burial Register No 1621 grave No 60 which also has an interment for Betty Tate No 2304.
Inscription:
In / Loving Memory of / my dear husband / Robert Morton Jun. / died 22nd April 1929 / also/ Elizabeth Kate Morton / beloved wife of above / died 1st Jan 1960 aged 82 years / beloved parents of / Mollie, Bon, Tam and Meg. / At Rest
Separate Inscription:
Bon Davies / 4-12-1984 aged 72 yrs / Tam Costar / 11-8-1975 aged 65 yrs.

Notes: No Burial Register entry for Bon Davies or Tam Costar.
Links:
Image:
10147 (5-23)
Biography:
Robert Morton’s lengthy biography highlights his contribution to the Lilydale community throughout his life. For many years he played with the Lilydale Football Club and captained the team for 23 years. He also played cricket and was president of the Lilydale District Cricket Association and the Yarra Valley Football Association at the time of his death. Athletics was another interest and served as just for the few years the club has been in existence. He was a member of and captain of the Lilydale Fire Brigade and honorary treasurer of the Lilydale Lodge. During World War I he was secretary of the Welcome Home Committee and a member of the bowling club and band. Before WW1 he was an instructing Sergeant in the Mounted Rifles. Lillydale councillor expressed their regret at Robert Morton’s passing. Cr Hughes “deeply lamented the death of such a fine citizen. Though he had differed with him on several matters, he entertained the highest respect for his views, and felt that one of the links with Lilydale of the past had been severed by the passing of Mr Morton.” [Lilydale Express 26-04-1929]

Elizabeth Kate Morton

No Information.

Bon Davies

No Information.

Tam Costar

No Information.

References: Lilydale Express 26-04-1929.



Munn, William and Ellen

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William Munn

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1371 1239 09-03-1908 Munn, William 76
RC3 61
 -
1239 1371 6-09-1911 Munn, Ellen 75
RC3 61
 -

Inscription:
Our dear parents / William Munn / died 7th March 1908 / aged 76 years / Ellen Munn / died 15th September 1911 / aged 70 years. R.I.P.

Links:
Image:
10336 (11-13)

No information.

Ellen Munn

Death notice:
Munn – on 15th September at Upper Ferntree Gully, Ellen, relict of the late William Munn and dearly beloved mother of Louis, William, Frank, and Mrs W. Horewood, aged 68 years. [The Argus 16-9-1911 p13] Funeral Notice: The friends of the late Mrs Ellen Munn (relict of the late William Munn) are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral will leave her residence Upper Ferntree Gully, tomorrow 17th inst. at 12.30pm. [The Argus 16-9-1911 p13]

References:
The Argus 16-9-1911.




Munro, Jessie May

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
-
352 18-02-1885 Munro, Jessie M. 4wks P1 44
 -

Inscription:
Erected / by / Alexander C. & Annie / Munro / in memory of their beloved daughter / Jessie May / who departed this life at Lilydale / Feby 16 1885 aged 4 weeks. / She was not ours but Christ's alone. / He loved her best and took her home.

Links:
Image:
10162 (6-2)
 
No information.



Murphy, Charles Glouster

Griffin, Thomas, Ellen, James D.


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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:
10333 and 10333a (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.



Murphy, Daniel and Mary Frances

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Daniel Murphy

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date
Name
Age
Section
Lot
Note
-
1139 21-12-1904 Murphy, Daniel 59
RC2 5/6  -
-
2083 10-07-1924 Murphy, Mary Frances 81
RC2 5/6  -

Inscription:
Loving memory / of / Dan / the beloved husband of / Mary Murphy / who died 20th Decr 1904 / aged 58 years. / R.I.P.

Links:
Image:
10245 (8-30)
Biography:

Daniel Murphy was born at Melbourne in 1846. When 14 years old (in 1859) Daniel and his father Dennis Murphy settled in Yering on the property now called ‘Rothealy’. At that time, the entire district was mostly wilderness with only one settler on the north side of the Olinda Creek. In the first two years, father and son cleared about seven acres and continued clearing until they had about 100 acres fit for cultivation. They farmed for about 12 years before changing to dairying which they continued for about eight years. He married Mary Gloster at Heidelberg April 18, 1883. In 1888 Daniel started breeding draught horses and occasionally bloods. He has an old homestead and other property as well. [Victoria and it Metropolis Past and Present pg412 and LDHS archives]
Death notice:
Murphy. On 20th December at his residence 'Rothealy', Coldstream, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Dan, the affectionate husband of Mary Murphy. R.I.P. [Lilydale Express 16-12-1904]

Mary Frances Murphy

Biography:
Mary Gloster married Daniel Murphy at Heidelberg on April 18. 1883.

References: Lilydale Express 16-12-1904; Victoria and it Metropolis Past and Present; and LDHS archives.




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