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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.




Read, Charles and Margaret

Keenan, Fred

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Charles Read

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2610/1974 1929 05-11-1921 Read, Charles 63
W2 212  -
1929 1974 18-03-1923 Keenan, Fred (C. Read) 1dy W2
212
 -
1929 2610 16-08-1934 Read, Margaret 73
W2 212  -

Inscription:
In moving memory of / Charles and Margaret Read / died / 3-11-21 – 16-8-34 / aged 63 and aged 74

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10398 (13-05)
Death Notice:
Read – On the 3rd November, at his residence, “Tecoma”, Seville, suddenly, Charles, the dearly beloved husband of Margaret Read, loving father of Florence (Mrs J. O. Aitken), Eva (Mrs E. H. Wallace), George (Len), Herbert (Bert), Una and Roy, aged 63. [Lilydale Express 05-11-1921]

Margaret Read

Death Notice:
Read – On the 14th October, 1934, at Seville, Margaret, relict of the late Charles Read, of Seville, and dearly beloved mother of Florence (Mrs J. O. Aitken), Eva (Mrs E. H. Wallace, George Leonard, Hubert Lindsay, Una (Mrs G. Keenan) and Roy. Aged 73 years. [Lilydale Express 17-08-1934]
Obituary:
Residents of Seville and district will learn with regret of the passing of Mrs Margaret Read, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs J. Aitken, at Seville, at 11.15 on Wednesday morning. The sympathy of all go out to the bereaved family – Mrs J. Aitken, Mrs E. H. Wallace, Mrs Keenan, and Messrs Len, Burt and Roy Read. The casket will leave the residence of Mrs J Aitken at 2.30 today. [Lilydale Express 17-08-1934]

References: Lilydale Express 05-11-1921 and 17-08-1934.


Reade, William James and Dorothy

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William James Reade

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1924 1536 23-11-1915 Reade, W/m. J. 49
W1 175  -
1536 A1924 06-09-1921 Reade, Dorothy 2 days
W1 175  -

Inscription:
William Reade / died 23rd Novr 1915 / aged 49 years. / At rest. / Erected by his wife and family.
Notes:
Links:
Image:
10308 (10-21)
Biography:
William James Reade was born about 1866 in England, had a milk round in Melbourne before purchasing Glendara at Yering in 1913. He married Annie Elizabeth Heath who was born about 1868 and died at Coldstream in 1932, aged 64 years and is buried at Lilydale Cemetery. They had five children: William James, Dorothy Mary, Samuel Edward, George and Ernest.
Obituary:
We regret to chronicle the death of Mr Wm. J. Reade, who passed away suddenly at his residence, 'Glenadara' Yering, on Tuesday last. [He] appeared in good health and supervised milking on the farm that morning . . expiring suddenly later from heart failure. Mr Reade who was 49 was a most popular and highly respected resident of the district . . One of his sons (William) is at present with the Australian troops at the front, besides whom a widow, three sons and two daughters are left to mourn a loving father, loving husband, and a true and genuine friend . . The funeral took place on Thursday.. Burton Bros arranged the funeral. Rev. James Lowe conducted the service. [Lilydale Express 26-11-1915]
Bereavement notice:
Mrs W. Reade and family desire to express their sincere thanks for letters, telegrams, and expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement, especially to Mrs Miller, Mrs Fraser, Mr Holland, and Burton Bros. [Lilydale Express 10-12-1915]

Dorothy Reade


No information.

References: Lilydale Express 26-11-1915 and 10-12-1915; LDHS file.




Rees, William Alexander and John Henry


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William Alexander

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2747 14-09-1936 Rees, John Henry 23
P1
228
-

Inscription:
In loving memory of / our dear sons / John Henry Rees / died 14th Sept 1936, aged 23 years / William Alexander / died 23rd March 1921, age 14 months.

Notes: William Alexander Rees, burial not recorded in Burial Register.
Links:
Image:
10149 (5-25)

No information.

John Henry Rees

Funeral Notice:
Rees – The Friends of Mr William Rees are respectfully informed that the remains of his dearly beloved son John Henry will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to more from his residence, Powelltown, This Day (Tuesday) at 2pm. Burton Bros, Undertakers, Main street, Lilydale phone 11. [The Argus 15-09-1936 pg 1]

References: The Argus 15-09-1936.



Renehan, Patrick and Mary 

Dwyer, Michael

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Patrick Renehan

Burial Register Details
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
804 06-09-1896 Rankan, Patrick  -
RC3 15/16  -
D2231 2095 09-10-1925 Renihan, Mary 92
RC3 15
 -
2095 2231 28-08-1928 Dwyer, Michael 53
RC3
R

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Patrick Renehan / native of Co. Tipperary / Ireland / who died at West Warburton / 6th September 1896 / aged 62 years. / R.I.P. / Also his beloved wife / Mary / died 9th October 1925 aged 92 years / R.I.P.

Notes: * Burial Register spelling is Rankan and Renihan while headstone is Renehan.
Links:
Image:
10356 (11-34)

No information.

Mary Renehan

No information.

Michael Dwyer

No information.




Richardson, Sarah and Jabez

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Sarah Richardson

 
Burial Register:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1180 05-02-1906 Richardson, Sarah 83
B1
144
 -
1180 1263 05-10-1908 Richardson, Jatez 89
B1
144
 -

Inscription:
Erected / by / Sarah Ann & John William / to the memory of / their dear parents / Sarah Richardson / who died 4 Feb 1906 / aged 83 years. / And / Jabez Richardson / who died 4 Dec 1908 / aged 89 years.

Notes: The spelling in the Burial Register should be Jabez not Jatez.

Links:
Image No:
10280 (9-29)
Death notice:
Richardson On the 5th February (suddenly), at her residence, 'Harmony Vale' South Wandin, Sarah, the beloved wife of Jabez Richardson, aged 83 years. [The Argus 10-2-1906 p11]

Jabez Richardson

Biography:
Jabez Richardson was one of the original pioneers who settled at Harmony Vale now known as Kalorama. He later purchased 120 acres and raised his family at the place he called Harmony Vale. [Mountain of Struggle pg2, 24]

References: The Argus 10-2-1906; Mountain of Struggle, Jack Lundy-Clark.



 

Rihoy, John Henry, Bridget

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John Henry Rihoy

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4142 2402 21-11-1931 Rihoy, John Henry 76 W2 33  -
2402 4142 10-11-1944 Rihoy, Bridget 86
W2 33  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / my dear husband / J. H. Rihoy / died 20th Nov 1931 / aged 76 years. / Also his beloved wife / Bridget Rihoy / died 9th Nov. 1944 / aged 86 years. / Sweet rest.

Links:
Image:
10392 (12-35)
Obituary:
The death occurred on Friday of a well known Lilydale identity, Mr John H. Rihoy, of Cave Hill Rd. Owing to the loss of his sight he was unable to work . . despite this he maintained a cheerful disposition, due in a large way to his wife who attended him in all his excursions abroad. Latterly his health was failing and he passed away aged 76 years. The funeral took place at Lilydale on Saturday, the Rev. F. C. Ivory officiating. Deceased was the uncle of Alf., William and Arthur Sebire, of Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 27-11-1931]

Bridget Rihoy

Obituary:
A familiar figure at Lilydale will be seen no more, Mrs Bridget Rihoy. A remarkably active woman for her 86 years, Mrs Rihoy lived alone in her Cave Hill road cottage, and was greatly respected by all who came in contact with her; and, considering that she had been a resident from more than 30 years that circle of friends was large. Mrs Rihoy had the misfortune to fall one day last week, and suffered rather severe injuries. She was taken to Lilydale Hospital but, despite every care and attention, died on Friday morning. The burial in Lilydale cemetery was followed by a good number of sorrowing relatives and friends. [Lilydale Express 17-11-1944]

References: Lilydale Express 27-11-1931 and 17-11-1944.




Roberts, Helen Maria and Thomas Nellson

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Helen Roberts

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
140 139 02-05-1876 Roberts, Helen 22
CE2 93
-
139 140 29-05-1876 Roberts, Thomas N. 10 wks CE2 93
-

Inscription:
In memory of / Helen Maria / beloved wife of / William Roberts / who died 28th April 1876 / aged 23 years. / Also their son / Thomas Nellson / who died 27th May 1876 / aged 10 weeks.

Links:
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No information.

Thomas Nellson Roberts

No information.


Robertson, Margaret and Hector Thomas

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Margaret Robertson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1684 28-07-1918 Robertson, Margaret 46
CE1 287/288 -
-
4112 19-05-1944 Robertson, Hector Thomas 71
CE1 287 -

Inscription:
To memory of / Margaret / dearly beloved wife of / Hector Robertson / and loving mother of / Blanche, Daisy and Jean / died 26 July 1918 / aged 47 years.

Links:
Image:
10039 (2-1)

No Information.

Hector Thomas Robertson

Death notice:
Robertson – On May 18 at 6 Yerrin St, Balwyn, Hector Thomas, dearly beloved husband of the late Margaret, and devoted father of Blanche (Mrs Morgan), Daisy (Mrs Smith), and Jean (Mrs Andrew), and fond grandpa of Faye and Barbara, aged 71 years. [The Argus 19-05-1944 p2]

References: The Argus 19-05-1944.



Rochat, Sophie Henrietta

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2129 08-08-1926 Rochat, Sophie Henrietta 74
P1
107
-

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Sophie Rochat / who died on the 8th August 1926 / in her 75th year.

Links:
Image:
10148 (5-24)
Biography:
Sophie Henrietta Rochat sister of Jules Henri Rochat, died at Lilydale on Sunday 8 August 1926 at Lilydale. Sophie was a sister of Jules Henri Rochat who was a poultry farmer/farmer on Warburton road Lilydale from 1914 to 1934.
Death Notice:
Rochat – On 8th August at Lilydale, Sophie beloved sister of Jules Rochat, 12 years head mistress of Braemar, Dunedin (NZ). [The Argus 13-08-1926 pg1]

References: Lilydale Rate Books, 1914, 1915 and 1934; Lilydale Express 13-8-1926; BDM indexes; Otago Daily News, NZ 13-12-1904; The Argus, 13-8-1926.





Rose, Robert Edward, James, and Rosina

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Albert (not Robert) Edward Rose

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2297 2100 15-11-1925 Rose, Robert Edward 19
CE2 181 -
2100 2297 28-12-1929 Rose, James 63
CE2 181 -
-
6135 13-09-1960 Rose Rosina 90
CE2 182
-

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Rosina Rose died 10-9-1960/ aged 90. James Rose / died 28- 12-1929 / aged 63 / Albert E. Rose / died 15 - 11 1925 / aged 19.

Notes: In the Burial Register Albert is entered as Robert Edward Rose.
Links:
Image:
10084 (3-8)

Bereavement Notice:
Mr and Mrs James Rose and family desire to express their sincere gratitude to all friends and relatives for letters, cars, telegrams and floral tributes and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. Wallace Road, Seville. [Lilydale Express 04-12-1925]

James Rose

Biography:
James Rose was born at Slackhillock in Staffordshire, England and arrived in the Seville area in 1892 when 26 years old. Later he married Rosina Deppeler and they had five sons and two daughters. James was a fruit and berry grower and continued this occupation until his death. [Seville The Vision and the Reality, pg 90]
Bereavement Card:
Rose – Mr and Mrs James Rose and Family desire to express their sincere thanks to relatives and all kind of friends for letters, cards, telegrams, floral tributes and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent bereavement. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of their deepest gratitude? Wallace road, Seville. [Lilydale Express 10-01-1930]

Rosina Rose

Death Notice:
ROSE – On Sept 10th at Croydon, Rosina of Wallace Road Seville, wife of the late James , loved mother of May (Mrs Boufield) George (dec.) Stanley (dec.) Thomas, Albert (dec.) Edith (Mrs King) and Dudley – aged 90 years- Peacefully Sleeping. [Lilydale Express 18-09-1960]
Bereavement Thanks:
Mrs Ethel J. Rose and Family sincerely thank relatives and friends for their kind thoughts, cards, floral tributes and expressions of sympathy during their recent bereavement. [Lilydale Express 18-09-1960]

References: Lilydale Express 04-12-1925, 10-01-1930, 18-09-1960; Seville The Vision and the Reality, Trevor Jones.



Rose, Stanley, George, James S.

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Stanley J. Rose

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2075 1354 19-03-1911 Rose, Stanley J 1mth
W2 251  -
1354 2075 30-03-1925 Rose, George Frederick 26
W2 251  -


Inscription:
In loving memory of / James S. Rose / aged 14 months. / George F. Rose / died 25-3-1925 aged 26.

Notes: *No Burial Register entry for James S. Rose
Links:
Image:
10327 (11-4)

No information.

George Frederick Rose

Biography:
Young man's body found – The disappearance of George F. Rose, 26, who had been missing from his home at Wallace Ave, Seville, since March 23, caused quite a sensation at Seville and led to a gruesome discovery . . Constable Eldridge forwarded notices of the disappearance and a description to district police stations. On Sunday he obtained the assistance of black trackers from Dandenong police station . . the tracks eventually led to the foot of Steels Range where they discovered Rose's body, suspended from a tree by a twelve foot rope. Life was extinct. The body was brought to Lilydale and interred at the Lilydale cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, old and respected residents of Seville. The work of the black trackers was exceptionally smart . . taking only 3 hours to discover his body. An inquiry is to be held. [Lilydale Express 03-04-1925]

James S. Rose

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 03-04-1925.



Ross, Alexander and Augusta

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Augusta Ross

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1911 31-07-1921 Ross, Augusta 76
P2
102
-
-
2754 02-11-1936 Ross, Alexander 83
P2
101
-

Notes:
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Image:
10177 (6-18)

No information.

Alexander Ross

Obituary:
Seville Death of Old Resident. The death occurred early this week of Mr A. Ross, aged 83, for many years a resident of Seville., who had lived a lonely life since the death of his wife a few years ago. Deceased was very popular, and many people regretted his passing.....[Lilydale Express 06-11-1936 pg3]

References:
Lilydale Express 06-11-1936.

 

Rotherford, Margaret Jane

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
462 23-04-1888 Rutherford, Margaret J. 28
W2
90
 -

Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of / Margaret Jane / Rotherford / wife of W. O. Rotherford / who died at Wonga Park / 21st April 1888 aged 28 years. / The patient walk of unwearied love / I by thee forgot is not by those / thou loved, / and hope is crowned above through / the mercies of the Lord with a full / free immense reward / what though in lonely grief I sigh / one beloved no longer nigh / the glorious hope of a better land / where parted hand shall clasp again / and love shall never die

Notes: Burial Register entry is Rutherford headstone is Rotherford.
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Image:
10375 (12-18)

No information.



Rouget, Albert Mark

Hogg, Mary and Isabella

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Albert Mark Rouget

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1924 06-09-1921 Rouget, Albert Mark  -
W1 263  -
2166 1935 13-12-1921 Hogg, Mary 68
W1 264  -
1935 2166 14-07-1927 Hogg, Isabella 75
W1 264  -

Inscription:

In loving memory / of / my dear nephew / A. M. Rouget / died 5th Sept 1921. / Also my beloved sister / Mary Hogg / died 13th Dec 1921. / Erected by Isabella Hogg. / Isabella Hogg / died 13th July 1927 / aged 75 years.

Links: 10303
Image: 10305 (10-18)

No information.

Mary Hogg

Death notice:
Hogg – On 13th December, at 'Merien' Queens Rd Wandin, Mary, beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Hogg, loving sister of Isabella, John and Thomas. [The Argus 14-12-1921 pg1]
Funeral notice:
The friends of the late Miss Mary Hogg are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral will leave her residence Queen's Rd Wandin this day (Wednesday) at 12 o'clock. [The Argus 14-12-1921 pg1]

Isabella Hogg

Death notice:
Hogg – On the 13th July at 'Merien' Queen's Rd Wandin , Isabella. daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Hogg, sister of John and Thomas, and the late Alex. Galacina, Mary and Janet. Rest after weariness. [The Argus 15-07-1927 pg1] Funeral notice: The friends of the late Miss Isabella Hogg are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred at the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of her brother (Mr John Hogg) Queen's Rd Wandin this day (Friday) at 1 o'clock. Burton Bros, undertakers. [The Argus 15-07-1927 pg1]

References: The Argus 14-12-1921 and 15-7-1927.




Rouget, James and Anne

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James Rouget

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4114 2039 19-06-1924 Rouget, James 58
W1 159/160  -
2039 4114 01-06-1944 Rouget, Anne 69
W1 160
 -

Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of / James Rouget / who passed away / 9th June 1924 aged 58. / Anne Rouget / who departed this life / 31st May 1944 aged 70

Links:
Image:
10318 (10-31)
Biography:
James Rouget died on 10th June at 21 Sydney St Murrumbeena. He was born on 15 April 1866, the son of John, farmer, and Susan Le Page, both b. Guernsey. James was an orchardist at Wandin and from 1901 was secretary of the Evelyn Preserving Company Ltd. Later he was appointed general manager of the company. For three years, chairman Lilydale-Warburton railway trust; was a JP from 1907, was a District Ruler of the the Rechabites and Methodist lay preacher. He was well known in all parts of this district having represented the East Riding of the Lillydale Shire from 1901 to 1921. He was Shire President in 1906 and 1918. He was also elected the Member for the Evelyn electorate in the Legislative Assembly for a term – November 1914 to October 1917 when he was defeated. On retirement from council he left the shire, moving to Murrumbeena where he went into business as a general agent, valuer. His lasting legacy is that in 1924 he authored Shire of Lilydale: Past and Present 1924, the first published history of the Lilydale district. He will be remembered as a kind husband and a loving father who delighted in spreading peace and happiness wherever he went. He leaves behind a wife and grown-up sons and daughters. His remains were interred at Lilydale cemetery and followed by a large number who came a long distance. [Lilydale Express 13-06-1924; Parliament of Victoria Library; Prosperity & Progress pgs 41-142]

Anne Rouget

Biography:
James Rouget married Anne Blanksby on 28-11-1894 and they had four sons and three daughters. Thanks: Rouget – The family of the late Anne Rouget wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for personal expressions of sympathy, letters, cards and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of gratitude? [Lilydale Express 30-06-1944]

References: Lilydale Express 13-06-1924 and 30-06-1944; Parliament of Victoria; Prosperity & Progress, Sue Thompson.



Rouget, Janet, Clara M and Thomas

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Janet Rouget

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
815 25-12-1896 Rouget, Janet 35
W2 103
 -
-
1057 07-09-1902 Rouget, Clara M. 10
W2 102
 -
815 2889 28-4-1939 Thomas Henry 82
W2
103
 -

Inscription:
In Memory of / Janet / Beloved Wife of T. Rouget / Died 25th December 1896 aged 36 years / Also their daughter Clara May / Died 6th September 1902 aged 11 years / Thos H Rouget died 28th April 1939 aged 82

Notes:
Links:
Image:
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Biography:
Janet Rouget was the wife of Thomas Henry Rouget. [Lilydale Express 05-05-1939] Clara M Rouget Biography: Clara was the daughter of Janet and Thomas Henry Rouget. [Lilydale Express 05-05-1939]

Clara M Rouget

No information.

Thomas Henry Rouget

Biography:
Thomas Henry was the son of Wandin pioneers John and Susan (LePage) Rouget. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]
Death notice:
Rouget – on 28th April at Surrey Hills, Thomas Henry Rouget (late of Wandin), beloved husband of the late Janet Rouget; beloved father of Susan (Mrs D Johnson), John (Sydney NSW), Mary (Mrs Franz), Ada (Mrs C H Houghton), Harry, Arthur, Clara (deceased), Albert, Mark (deceased). Aged 82 years. At rest. [Lilydale Express 05-05-1939]

References: Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord; Lilydale Express 05-05-1939.



Rourke, Annie and Bryan

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Annie Rourke

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
142 125 21-09-1875 Rourke, Anne 81
CE1 66
-
125 142 15-07-1876 Rourke, Bryant 74
CE1 66
-

Inscription:
Erected / by / Henry Rourke / to the memory of / Annie Rourke / died 19th September 1875 / aged 81 years. / Also / Bryan Rourke / died 13th July 1876 / aged 74 years

Notes: Register and headstone differ in spelling of Bryan. Register differs in spelling of Annie
Links:
Image:
10029 (1-29)
Biography:
According the PROV Shipping Records Ann Rourke arrived in Melbourne with Byron Rourke on the Prince Rupert in February 1866. She was aged 50 years. Bryan Rourke Biography: Bryan Rourke arrived in Melbourne with Ann Rourke on the Prince Rupert in February 1866. He was aged 50 years.

Bryan Rourke

Biography:
See above.

References: PROV Shipping Records Fische 254 pg 001.




Rourke, Isaac, Ann, Dennis, Alick Henry

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Isaac Rourke

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
127 25 10-11-1866 Rourke, Isaac -
CE1 29-65, 30 -
25 127 08-11-1875 Rourke, Alick Henry 18m
CE1 65
-
127 370 26-09-1885 Rourke, Ann 78
CE1 30
-
370 411 11--03-1887 Rourke, Dennis 84 CE1 29 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / Isaac Rourke / born June 22 1845 / departed this life March 21, 1866. / He came forth like a flower and was cut down. / He fled also as a .... and continue not / Also his dear mother / Anne Rourke / who died Sep. 26th 1885 / aged 78 years. / Also her .... husband / Dennis Rourke / who died March 25 1887 / aged 84 years. / For me to live in Christ, but to die is gain.

Notes: Alick Henry not on headstone. Death notices' spelling for Denis differs from Register and headstone
Links:
Image:
10030 (1-30)

Biography:
Twenty-one year-old Isaac Rourke, a farmer from Lillydale was riding in Bourke Street west leading a young colt. Suddenly a dog frightened the young cold which broke away from Isaac. When following the colt, Isaac’s horse slipped in a water channel and fell on him. He was taken to the Melbourne Hospital suffering a number of wounds. He died several hours later. An inquest found the horse’s foot caught on stones causing him to fall on his dead and rolled over on Isaac. The Inquest’s verdict was accidental death. Isaac died on March 21, 1866 but was not interred at Lilydale until November 10, 1866. [The Argus 23-03-1866; The Age 23-03-1866; The Herald 23 -03-1866]

Alick Rourke

No information.

Ann Rourke

Obituary:
It is with regret we announce the death of Mrs Rourke, the wife of Denis Rourke Esq, of this township and the mother of John Rourke Esq., JP and ex-president of the Lilydale Shire council. The deceased lady died somewhat suddenly .... after a short illness and was much respected as an old resident and active member of the Church of England here. Her remains were interred in Lilydale cemetery....the funeral cortege was one of the largest seen in the district [Evelyn Observer 02-10 -1885]

Denis Rourke

Biography:
Denis Rourke was born about 1807 in County Carlow, Ireland. In February1852 he arrived in Melbourne on board the Chowringhee with his family. The PROV Shipping Records lists the family and their ages: Ann 36, Dennis 41, Rosanna 21, Henry 19, Lavinia 17, John 13, Eliza 11, Isaac 9, Emma 7 and James 4. With his son John Denis settled in Lilydale in 1853 and started farming and carrying to Bendigo and other places. At the time of their settlement there were three houses in the district. [PROV and Victoria and Its Metropolis: Past and Present pg 414]
News item:
At its council meeting on Saturday, March 26, 1887, Lilydale Council President Cr Baker mentioned the death of Mr D. Rourke, and as he was one of the oldest residents in the Lillydale district,and also the father of one of the sitting members of the council he thought it would be better if council adjourned after passing the accounts.[Lilydale Express 01-04-1887]
Death Notice
Rourke – On Friday 25th March at Lilydale, Denis, second son of the late Patrick Rourke, of County Carlow, Ireland, and brother of the late H. Rourke, railway contractor and station holder, aged 84 years. Deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. [Lilydale Express 01-04- 1887]
Obituary:
We are sorry to have to record the death of a very old and respected resident Mr Denis Rourke. The deceased gentleman expired somewhat suddenly at his residence on 25th ult.... Mr Rourke had arrived at a ripe old age being in his eighty-third year .... He was a man of very active temperament, an old colonist and a large property holder in the district. Mr Rourke was an active adherent of the English Church and last Sunday at Saint John’s Church Lilydale The Rev Mr Jennings conducted an impressive service....The deceased gentleman was the father of John Rourke, Esq. (JP and ex-president of the shire council), and also of Mrs John Lithgow, of Flowerfield. [Lilydale Express 01-04- 1887]

References: The Argus 23-03-1866; The Age 23-03-1866; The Herald 23-03-1866; Lilydale Express 01-04-1887; Evelyn Observer 02-10-1885; PROV; Victoria and Its Metropolis: Past and Present ; LHS files.





Rowe, Mercy, William P, John Phillips and Elizabeth Mary

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Mercy Rowe

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1252 23-07-1908 Rowe, Mercy 58
W1 112
-
1433 05-04-1913 Rowe, William P. 27
W1 112
-
2390 15-09-1931 Rowe, John Phillips 76
W1 111
-
7156 04-05-1971 Rowe, Elizabeth Mary 82
W1 111

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Mercy Rowe / died 22nd July 1908 / and loved son / William Philip Rowe / died 3rd April 1913. / John Philip Rowe / loved husband of the late / Mercy / died 15th Sept. 1931. / Loved daughter / Elizabeth Mary / died 1st May 1971.

Notes: *Discrepancy in the spelling of Phil/lip/s in the Burial Register and headstone.
Links:
Image:
10311 (10-24)
Biography:
The Rowe family took over the Kilsyth store from the Cameron family in 1908 and later sold it to the Wilken family. [History of Croydon A Second Volume pg 84]
Death notice:
Rowe – On the 22nd July at 'Torwood House' Croydon, Mercy, the beloved wife of J. P. Rowe, and mother of J.F., W.P., J.R., Betha and Jess. [The Argus 24-07-1908 p1]

William Phillip Rowe

Death notice:
Rowe – On the 3rd April, at Croydon, William Phillip, dearly beloved second son of Mr. J. P. and the late Mercy Rowe, aged 27 years . . The friends of the late William Phillip Rowe are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place, the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral will move from the Lilydale railway station on the arrival of the 1.30 train from Melbourne, this day, (Saturday 5th). Burton Bros., undertakers [The Argus 05-04-1913]

John Philip Rowe

 
No information.

Elizabeth Mary Rowe

No information.

References: The Argus 24-07-1908 and 05-04-1913; History of Croydon A Second Volume, Muriel McGivern.





Rumbell, Rebecca 

McGregor, Sarah Isabel

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Rebecca Rumbell

Burial Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
Mc 6680 2375 29-06-1931 Rumble, Rebecca 77
B1 50  -
R 2375 6680 07-06-1967 McGregor, Sarah Isobel 77
B1 50  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Rebecca Rumbell / 27-6-31 / And daughter / Sarah Isabell McGregor / 3-6-67 / devoted wife of James / a%u2026 mother of Jean & Jessie / a lifetime of helping others.

Notes: Variations in spelling in Burial Register and headstone.
Links:
Image No:
10286 (9-35)
Obituary:
Mrs S.R. Rumble An old and respected identity of the district in the person of Mrs Sarah Rebecca Rumble passed away at her late residence, Mt Evelyn . . . after a short illness. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 77 years and was highly esteemed for her kindly and charitable disposition. A family of one son and two daughters are left to mourn their loss – Harry, Bella (wife of Mr McGregor JP, Mount Evelyn), and Ada (Mrs Parker). Rev. J.J. Proctor conducted the service at the graveside. [Lilydale Express 08-07-1931]

Sarah Isobel McGregor

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 08-07-1931.




Ryan, Charles and Louisa

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Charles Ryan

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1521 03-11-1914 Ryan, Charles 48
CE2 253 -
1521 4965 07-01-1957 Ryan, Louisa 88
CE2 253 -

Inscription:

Charles Ryan / died 2nd Nov. 1914 aged 48. / Also his wife / Louisa / died 4th Jan 1957 aged 86.

Note: Louisa's age int he Burial Register differs to that on the headstone.
Links:
Image:
10050 (2-12)
Obituary:

 .... Mr Ryan's death at the comparatively early age of 48, is deeply regretted, inasmuch as he leaves a widow and family of five – two daughters and three sons .... The late Mr Ryan came to Wandin about 8 years ago to manage Evelyn Preserving Company factory .... he was a pastmaster in the area of jam making and fruit preserving .... He always took a keen interest in sport [especially] cricket....[He] was a general favourite with employees.... In their sad bereavement much sympathy is felt for Mrs Ryan and family. The remains were interred in the Lilydale cemetery.... [Healesville Guardian 7-11-1914 p2]

Louisa Ryan


No information

References: Healesville Guardian 7-11-1914.

Ryan, Jemima

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1372 18-09-1911 Ryan, Jemima 52
RC2 7/8
-

Inscription:
Jemima Ryan / died 18th Spt. 1911 / aged 52 years / daughter of the late H. D. and E. Artis / R.I.P.

Notes:
Links:
See also Henry Davey and Elizabeth Artis
Image No: 10246 (8-31)
Biography:
Jemima was the daughter of Henry Davey and Elizabeth (nee Walsh) Artis.
Thanks:
Ryan – The mother, sisters and brother of the late Mrs Ryan of Launching Place, desire to express their heartfelt thanks to their many kind friends for expressions of sympathy in their late bereavement; also to Dr Adam and Nurse Richardson for their kind and untiring attention. Commercial Hotel, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 29-09-1911]

References: Lilydale Express 29-09-1911.










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