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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.


Sanders, Christina Josephine

Dennis, Bridget, Alecta and Andrew

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Bridget Dennis

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
985 16-12-1900 Dennis, Bridget 48
RC2 230  -
985 1045 30-03-1901 Dennis, Alecta 7
RC2 230  -
-
1775A 02-03-1937 Dennis, Andrew 84
RC2 229
 -
1775A 7413 21-08-1972 Sanders, Christina J
82
RC2 229  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Andrew Dennis / died 1.3.1937 / Bridget Dennis / died 15.12.1900. / Also their daughters / Christina Sanders / (Thel) / died 18.8.1972. / Alicia Dennis / died 30.3.1902. R.I.P.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10258 (9-7)
 
No information.

Alecta Dennis

Biography:
Alecta or Alicia Dennis was the daughter of Andrew and Bridget Dennis. [headstone inscription]

Andrew Dennis

Death notice:
Dennis – On the 1st March at his residence 'Fairview' Launching Place, Andrew Dennis dearly loved father of John Andrew, Mary (Mrs Gill), Christina (Mrs Sanders), and Patrick, aged 84 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 02-03-1937 pg 1]
Funeral Notice:
Dennis – The friends of Mr Andrew Dennis are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave from his residence 'Fairview' Launching Place, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10.30am. Burton Bros. Undertakers, Main St , Lilydale. [The Argus 02-03-1937 pg 1]

Christina Sanders 

Biography:
Christina was the daughter of Andrew and Bridget Dennis. [The Argus 02-03-1937 pg 1]

References: The Argus 02-03-1937.



Saunders, Anne and William Edward

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Anne Saunders

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2074 1696 10-09-1918 Saunders Annie 51
CE2 338  -
1696 2074 25-03-1925 Saunders W’m Edward 57
CE2 338  -


Inscription:
 
In loving memory / of / Anne Saunders / died 8th Sep. 1918. / Also / William Edward Saunders / died 24th March 1925. / Sweet rest.

Links:
Image:
10048 (2-10)
Thanks:
Mr W. E. Saunders and family desire to express their sincere thanks to relatives and many kind friends for expressions of sympathy in floral tributes and letters and cards and visits received during their sad and sudden bereavement in the loss of our wife and mother. Would kind friends please accept this intimation, as we find it impossible to answer all personally. Beenak Rd Wandin Yallock. [Lilydale Express 20-09-1918]

William Edward Saunders

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 20-09-1918.



Saunders, Annie

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1492 26-05-1914 Saunders Anne 47
CE2 134
 
Inscription:
Resurgam / in the domine speravi / Here resteth / Annie wife of / John Saunders / of Croydon / mother of little Margaret / daughter of / Thos. Johnston / of Linton / born 2 May 1867 / died 27 May 1914 / Thou excellest them all.

Links: See also John Saunders image no. 10133
Image No: 10105 (3-29)
Obituary:
Death – Croydon has sustained another great loss in the death of Mrs J. Saunders, wife of the head teacher of the Croydon Stat School. Mrs Saunders received a great loss just before Christmas, when she lost her mother suddenly, and had a serious illness. After an apparently good recovery, Mrs Saunders took an active interest in the affairs of the township, especially in the kindergarten department of the Anglican Sunday school. Then a fortnight ago she was laid aside with a heart affection . . .  Much sympathy is felt for Mr Saunders and his little six-year-old daughter. [Lilydale Express 29-05-1914 pg3]

References: GSV Cemetery transcript; Lilydale Express 29-05-1914.



Saunders, John James

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1784 10-04-1920 Saunders, John James  -
CE2
135
 -
 
Inscription:
To the memory / of / John James Saunders / died 9th April 1920 / loved husband of / Annie / beloved eldest son of / Jesse and Margaret / 'Per crucem ad lucem'

Links: See also his wife Annie 10105.
Image No: 10113 (4-2)
Biography:
John Saunders was the head teacher of the Croydon State School from 1913 to 1920. [A History of Croydon Volume 2, pg 226] Death notice: SAUNDERS – On the 9th of April, at the residence of his sister, Miss Saunders 'Stanton' Merri Street Northcote, after a brief illness, John James Saunders. (Funeral private) [The Argus 10-04-1920 pg13]

References: The Argus 10-04-1920; A History of Croydon Volume 2, Muriel McGivern.




Savage, Mary Gertrude and Charles Edward
Mitchell, Gertrude Emily

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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.



Savory, Ellen

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2249 12-12-1928 Savory, Helen 73
RC2 28
 -

Inscription:
In / loving memory of / Ellen Savory / who died 12th Dec. 1928. Age 73 years. / Our mother.

Notes:
Links:
Image No:
10256 (9-5)

Death notice:
Savory – On the 12th December, at her residence, Main street, Yarra Junction, Helen, wife of John Savory, and loving mother of Harry, Fred, David, Annie (Mrs Paul), Nellie (Mrs ?), Gertrude (Mrs Harper), and Robert, aged 73 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 14-12-1928 pg 1]

References: The Argus 14-12-1928.



Scott, Thomas, Rosa and Martha Hunter

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Thomas Scott

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4314 1426 19-02-1913 Scott, Thomas 70
P1 33  -
1426/4314 2177 05-09-1927 Scott, Rose 85
P1 33  -
1426/2177 4314 23-12-1947 Scott, Martha Hunter 77
P1 33  -

Inscription:
Loving memory of / Thomas Scott / M.R.C.S.E. / died Feb 19th 1913 / aged 70 years / Thy dead shall live / also of his wife / Rosa Scott / died 3rd Sept 1927 / aged 85 years / Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ / and/ Martha Hunter Scott M.B, C.H.B.C.L. / 1870-1947.

Links:
Image:
10143 (5-19)

Obituary:
The death took place early on Wednesday morning at “Woodlands,” Lilydale, of Dr. Thomas Scott, M.R.C.S. Eng), L.R.C.P. (Edin.). Deceased, who was about 80 years of age, practiced many years ago at Hamilton, and subsequently at Warrnambool, where he took a prominent part in public affairs, and was held in high esteem by the townspeople. About two years ago he purchased “Woodlands”, and during his sojourn here he evinced a keen interest in and became associated with various local institutions. Deceased leaves two sons and one daughter. The latter and one of the former follow profession of their late father. The remains were buried in the Lilydale cemetery on Thursday. The Rev. H.M. Burns officiated at the grave, and Messrs Burton Bros. had charge of the funeral arrangements. [Lilydale Express 21-02-1913 pg4].
Death Notice:
Scott, On the 19th February at his residence “Woodlands” Lilydale, Dr. Thomas Scott late of Warrnambool, of pneumonia, aged 70 years. [The Argus 22-02- 1913 pg13]

Rose Scott

No information.

Martha Hunter Scott

Biography:
The daughter of Dr Thomas and Rose Scott, Martha, like her father was a doctor.
Death Notice:
Scott. On Dec 28 at her residence, 13 Tooronga road, Hawthorn, Dr Matha Hunter Scott. (Private Interment). [The Argus 30-12-1947]

References: Lilydale Express 21-02-1913; The Argus, 22-02-1913, 30-12-1947, LDHS archives.


Seale, Arthur James


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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1979 17-04-1923 Seale, Arthur James 52 CE3
258
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Arthur James Seale / died 15th April 1923 aged 52 years / loved husband of Isabella / father of William, Alfred and Ruby / at rest.
Links:
Image
: 10121 (4-10)

Biography:

Arthur Seale, his wife and two sons arrived in Australia from England in February. He bought an orchard at Wonga Park, and he and his family went to reside there. Sadly he hung himself in an old house near his home.
Magisterial Inquiry:
At the Lilydale Court House, Mr Harrison J.P. heard the evidence and found the cause of death was by suicide. Mrs Searle gave evidence that her husband had been at the war, and suffered severely from shell shock, and when he returned from the war he was a different man, all his bouyancy having left him. . . . One of her sons went . . . to the hut close by, where they saw her husband hanging from a rafter. They at once untied the rope, and placed the man on a table which was in the hut. . . . The deceased left a letter in which he stated that he had taken his life, and put his misfortunes down to his having come to Australia. [Healesville Guardian 21-04-1923 pg4]

References: Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian 21-04-1923.





Sebire, Alfred, Henry, Martha and Lily Martha

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Alfred E. Sebire

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
397 04-10-1886 Sebire, Alfred E. 9
W2 111/112  -
397 1055 10-07-1902 Sebire, Henry 73
W2 111/112  -
1055 1289 24-06-1909 Sebire, Martha 73
W2 111/112  -
397 2200 24-01-1928 Sebire, Lily Martha 57
W2 112
 -

Inscription:
In loving remembrance / of / Alfred Edward / the beloved youngest son of / Henry and Martha Sebire / who died at Wandin Yallock / 3rd Octr 1886 aged 9 years 3 months. / Also / Henry Sebire / the beloved husband of Martha Sebire / and father of the above / born Guernsey 13th August 1828 / died at Wandin 10th July 1902 / in his 74th year. / Also Martha Sebire / formerly of Guernsey, beloved wife of / Henry Sebire / died at Wandin 23rd June 1909 aged 73 years. / Also Lily Martha Sebire / died 23rd Jan 1928 / aged 57 years. / All of Mont de Lancey.

Links:
Image
: 10376 (12-19)

No information.

Henry Sebire

Biography:
Henry Sebire married Sophie Renouf in Melbourne in 1853. She died in 1855 leaving a daughter Sophie. In 1856 he married Martha Rihoy also from Guernsey. He selected Wandin land in 1867 corner Hunter and Wellington roads and later in Clegg Rd. Today historic Mont de Lancey Homestead and Museum is a popular tourist attraction run be descendants. Five generations of Sebires have been born at Wandin. [Lilydale Cemetery tours Vol. 2 p21]
Obituary:
An In Memoriam service was held in Wandin Methodist Church to the late Mr Henry Sebire who passed away at his residence. . . [He] had been a member and trustee of the church since its establishment in the district . . .There was an excellent congregation and Rev. R. L. Reed conducted the service. Rev J. Barningham read his memoir of the deceased . .  Henry Sebire was born in the parish of St Sampson Guernsey 13.8.1828, the third of eight children, he attended the Sabbath school. . . His father was a stonemason and Henry commenced working with him . . . At 22 Henry sailed for Victoria arriving in January 1850, working as a stonemason in Melbourne for 17 years, where he married [Martha]. They moved to Wandin, where he was involved in setting up the church and school . . [ Lilydale Express 18-07-1902]

Martha Sebire

Obituary:
Very severe sorrow throughout this district at the death of Mrs Sebire senior, who passed away on Wednesday in her 74th year. [She] had been under the unremitting care of Dr Syme for many years but recently became more frail . . . the cause of death was heart trouble. She leaves a large family of grown up sons and daughters most of whom are residents of Wandin . . . [She] was one of the first settlers in Wandin residing here for between 40 and 50 years. Her husband the late Henry Sebire predeceased her by 7 years . . on 20th July 1902. [Lilydale Express 25-06-1909]

Lily Martha Sebire

Obituary:
Miss Lily Martha Sebire, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Sebire, of [Mont de Lancy], Wandin, died suddenly at Hurstbridge where she had been staying with friends . . . [She] was born at the old home (now the residence of Mr Tom Sebire) 57 years ago from whence the funeral proceeded to Lilydale Cemetery . . . Rev H. C. Kent conducted the service with Morton Bros attending to arrangements. Two sisters and five brothers feel the sudden parting. [She] wrote a booklet in 1913 for the Wandin show Early history of the Wandin district. She was sewing mistress at Wandin Yallock school, and for 20 years was church soloist . . [Lilydale Express 27-01-1928]

References: Lilydale Express 18-07-1902, 25-06-1909; 27-01-1928; Lilydale Cemetery tours Vol. 2; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development.




Sebire, Eva Miles 

Quayle, Mary Elizabeth


Mary Elizabeth Quayle

Burial Register Details:

Previous No Current No Date Name Age Section Lot Note 6448 285 09-03-1882 Quayle, Mary Elizabeth 24 W1 48 285 6448 01-09-1964Sebire, Eva Miles 63 W1 48
Inscription:
In / loving memory of / Eva Myles Sebire / 27.3.1901-29.8.1964 / loved daughter of the late / Frances and William Sebire. / In God's care. In remembrance / Mary Elizabeth Quayle / passed away 7.3.1882 aged 24 years.

Links:
Image:
10314 (10-27)

No information.

Eva Miles Sebire

No information.




Sebire, Irma Alyss, William John, Esther Christina

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Irma Alyss Sebire

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4863 1654 25-10-1917 Sebire Irma A. 16 mths CE2 223/224  -
1654/8196 4863 02-09-1955 Sebire W’m John 80
CE2 223/224  -
1654/4863 8196 18-05-1976 Sebire Esther Christina 97
CE2 224  -
 
Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Irma Alyss / youngest daughter of / W. J. & E. C. Sebire / died 25-10-1917, aged 16 months. / William John Sebire / died 31 Aug 1955 aged 80 years / Ester C Sebire / died 14 May 1976 aged 97 years

Notes: link to advert in directory.
Links: See advertisement.
Image:
10047 (2-9)

Death notice:
In memoriam. Sebire – In loving memory of our darling baby, Irma Alys, who fell asleep on the 25th October 1917 at 'St Elmo' Clarke St, Lilydale. Oh for the touch of a vanished hand, The sound of a voice that is still. – Inserted by her loving father and mother, brothers and sister [Lilydale Express 25-10-1918]

William John Sebire

Biography:
William, known as Bill, married Esther Cook, the eldest daughter of C. Cook at St John’s Anglican Church , Lilydale on December 14, 1898. The family lived at 'St Elmo' Clarke St, Lilydale. He was the eldest son of William Joseph Sebire from Guernsey who arrived in Lilydale in 1871 when 30 years old.

William was born in 1875 at the family home in Cave Hill road and attended Lilydale State School. He became a carpenter and builder. A great sportsman he played both football and cricket for Lilydale and was a great bowler and fieldsman. He was a former secretary and player in the Lilydale Brass Band; one of the first guarantors for Melba park and held all offices except presidency in the Lilydale Progress Association.

He was a member of the Rechabite Lodge for 64 years and senior superintendent of the Junior Tent for 25 years. He was secretary of the State School Committee and was appointed “father” of the Higher Elementary School. He was secretary of the Lilydale Horticultural Society and a member of the Orient Lodge of Lilydale in 1907 in which he held various local and regional positions. There were more than 80 cars in his funeral procession. [Silver wedding report Lilydale Express 14-12-1923 and 09-09-1955]
Obituary:
We regret to announce the passing on Wednesday of an old and greatly respected friend in Mr William John Sebire, of Lilydale. Bill, as we've always known him, was undoubtedly the gentleman of Lilydale. . . His death at his home in Clarke St followed a long illness. The funeral will be held today after a service at St John's Church of England, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 02-09-1955]

Esther Christina

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 14-12-1923, 25-10-1918, 02-09-1955 and 09-09-1955; LHS files.


Sebire, Lucy, Wm Joseph, Adelaide and Mary Ann

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Lucy Sebire

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
209 15-11-1878 Sebire, Lucy 2
W2 15/16  -
209 460 03-04-1888 Sebire, Adelaide 9
W2 15/16  -
460 1306 27-10-1909 Sebire, Wm Joseph 69
W2 15/16  -
1306 2140 27-11-1926 Sebire, Mary Ann 80
W2 15/16  -
 
Inscription:
Erected to the memory of / William Joseph Sebire / who died 26 Oct 1909 aged 68 / Mary Ann Sebire / 27 Nov 1926 aged 74 years / both natives of Guernsey. / Also their daughters / Lucy / who died 14 Nov 1878 aged 2 years / Adelaide / who died 1 Jan 1888 aged 10 years / At Rest

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10393 (12-36)

No information.

Adelaide Sebire

In Memoriam:
Sebire – In loving memory of Adelaide who died Easter Sunday April 1st 1898 aged 9 years . . Inserted by her loving parents W. and M. Sebire. [Lilydale Express 30-03-1919]

William Joseph Sebire

Bereavement notice:
Mrs Sebire and family desire to thank all their friends for their kind messages and sympathy in their recent bereavement. Also to thank Dr A. E. Syme for his ready attendance and skill, and Miss Mortimore and Mr Hernandes for their great help rendered so willingly during the critical stage. Also friends for floral tributes, especially the Lilydale brass band. [Lilydale Express 05-11-1909]
Biography:
William was the younger brother of Henry Sebire. He was born at St Sampson, Guernsey in 1841 and was a pioneer at Wandin. He arrived in Melbourne in 1857 and after residing in Williamstown for three months before moving to Lilydale where he stayed for six years. He spent two years at Wagga Wagga befor e returning to Lilydale. In 1874 he married Mary Rihoy from Emerald Hill. They settled in Lilydale where he became a builder. William and Mary Ann had five children: William, Alfred, Emma, (Mrs Briggs), Albert and Arthur. William moved to Lilydale from Wandin lived in Cave Hill road. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development and Lilydale Express 29-10-1909]

Mary Ann Sebire

Biography:
The death occurred at her residence Cave Hill Rd on Saturday last of Mrs Mary Ann Sebire, relict of the late William Joseph Sebire at 74. Mary Ann had been in ill health for 12 months . . She was born in Guernsey and brought to Victoria with her parents when she was 2 . . She came to live in Lilydale after marrying W. J. Sebire a local builder . . [03-12-1926]
In Memoriam:
Sebire – In loving memory of our dear mother who died on 27th November 1926, also our dear father who died 25th October 1909 . . Inserted by their son and daughter in law, Arthur and Mary Sebire.[Lilydale Express 25-11-1927]

Sebire –In loving remembrance of our dear mother who passed to a higher life on November 27th 1926; also our dear father who passed away on October 26, 1909, at Lilydale . . Inserted by their loving family, Willie, Alf, Bert, Arthur and E. Briggs. [Lilydale Express 25-11-1927]

Sebire – To the memory of my dear and only sister, Mary Anne who died on November 27th 1926 . . Inserted by her loving brother and sister in law, J. and M. Rehoy. [Lilydale Express 25-11-1927]

Sebire – In loving memory of mother who left for the higher life on November 27th 1926 . . Inserted by W. J. Sebire and family, 'St Elmo' Clarke St, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 25-11-1927]

References: Lilydale Express 29-10-1909, 05-11-1909 and 25-11-1927; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development, Annette and Neville Lord.



Sebire, stillborn and Hilda Rihoy

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Hilda Rihoy Sebire

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1189 888 09-07-1898 Sebire, - 
stillborn W1 71
 -
888 1189 15-08-1906 Sebire, Hilda R 6
W1 71
 -

Inscription:
In loving remembrance / Hilda Rihoy Sebire / dearly loved eldest daughter of / William J. and Frances L. Sebire / who passed away on 14.8.1906 / aged 7 years. / In Thy tender care.

Links:
Image:
10316 (10-29)
Death notice:
Mr William Sebire of Wandin sustained a sad bereavement on Tuesday in the death of his eldest daughter, Hilda, aged 6 years and 9 months. The little one had been ailing only a few weeks, bronchial pneumonia having supervened upon an attack of whooping cough. The remains were interred in the Lilydale cemetery yesterday, the Rev. J. Adams conducting the burial service. [Lilydale Express 17-08-1906]

References: Lilydale Express 17-08-1906.


Selman, Morna Evelyn

Dennis, Doris Grace and

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Doris Grace Dennis

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4761 938 02-08-1899 Dennis Doris Grace 5
CE2 19/20 -
938P 4761 04-06-1954 Selman Morna Evelyn 68
CE2 19/20 -
Inscription:
In / Memory / of / Doris Grace / the beloved youngest child of / John & Matilda Dennis / who died 2nd Augst 1899 / aged 5 years / He shall gather the lambs with his arm / and carry them in his bosom. Isaiah Xl.11.
 
Links: See also John and Matilda Dennis No. 0091
Image: 10092 (3-17)
Obituary:
The many friends of Mr and Mrs Dennis, of the “Oaks,” will regret to hear of the death of their youngest child which occurred at her parents’ residence on the 1st inst. Although the little one had been ailing for some time, the sorrowing mother will sorely miss her cherished youngest born and the family their gentle little idol. [Lilydale Express 04-08-1899 pg2]

Morna Evelyn Selman

No information.
 
References: Lilydale Express 04-08-1899.

Shaw, Gladys Marie

Hollis, Eliza

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Eliza Hollis

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2258 2023 12-02-1924 Hollis, Eliza 84
W1 138  -
2023 2258 20-03-1929 Shaw, Gladys Marie 2 wks
W1 138  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Eliza Hollis / 11.2.1924 / aged 84 years. / At peace.

Notes:
Links:

Image: 10317 (10-30)

No information.

Gladys Marie Shaw

Biography:
Gladys was born at Burleigh, Silvan South and was the daughter of George Clifford Shaw and Barbara Florence Knoll. [wandinsaga@blogspot.com]

References: wandinsaga@blogspot.com.




Sherlock, William Morris, William, William snr, Maurice John and Mary Ellen

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William Morris Sherlock

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
942 505 29-12-1888 SherlockW’m Morris 7m
RC1 111  -
1643/505 942 08-09-1899 SherlockWilliam 24 days
RC1 111  -
942 1643 18-08-1917 Sherlock, W’m 59
RC1 112
 -
-
2157 20-04-1927 Sherlock, Maurice John 36
RC1 153/154
 -
-
4153 21-02-1945 Sherlock, Mary Ellen 77
RC1 112
  -

Inscription:
Sherlock / William / died 17-8-17 aged 59. / Mary Ellen / died 20-2-45 aged 77. / Maurice / died 18 April 1927 aged 34 years.

Links: See also Ahern family 10221.
Image: 10222 (8-7)

No information.

William Sherlock jnr

No information .

William Sherlock Snr

Obituary:
Death of Mr W. Sherlock Mr W. Sherlock one of the oldest and best known railway employes in the district died very suddenly . . . from an attack of pneumonia, supervening on influenza . . . Deceased was 59 years of age and a ganger on the line between Lilydale and Croydon, and had earned an enviable reputation for the splendid manner in which he kept his length of track, being repeatedly awarded the prize for the best kept section. He was born at Blackburn and came to Mooroolbark 28 years ago. . . In his younger days he was a noted cricketer, and in the earlier days was a member of the Lilydale Cricket Club, and later was one of the pioneers of the game at Mooroolbark. . . Mrs Sherlock and a married family survives him. [Lilydale Express 24-08-1917]

Maurice John Sherlock

No information.

Mary Ellen Sherlock

Biography:
Mary Ellen was the daughter of Charles Michael and Elizabeth (nee Brice) Ahern. [Mail 04-06-1959]

References: Lilydale Express 24-08-1917; Mail 04-06-1959.

 


Simpson, Henry Millar and Jane

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Henry Millar Simpson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
-
373 04-11-1885 Simpson, Henry Millar 59
P2 193/194  -
373 1614 08-12-1916 Simpson, Jane 89
P2 194
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Henry Millar Simpson / died 2nd Nov. 1885 / aged 59 years. / And his beloved wife / Jane / died 7th Dec. 1916

Links:
Image
: 10210 (7-14)

No information.

Jane Simpson

No information.



Sinclair, Hamilton and Catherine Sarah

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Hamilton Sinclair

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4115 1775 20-01-1920 Sinclair, Hamilton 51
P1 165/166  -
1775 4115 08-06-1944 Sinclair, Catherine Sarah 84
P1
165/166  -

Inscription:
Hamilton Sinclair / died 20th Jan. 1920 / aged 58 / and Catherine / his wife / died 7th June 1944.

Links:
Image:
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Death notice:
Sinclair – On the 20th January, at his residence, 'St Elmo', Castella St., Lilydale, Hamilton Sinclair, aged 58. Privately interred on Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 1920.
Obituary:
The death too place of Mr Hamilton Sinclair, at his residence, Castella St, Lilydale on Tuesday morning last. He has held the position of Shire secretary for the past six years, having come from Werribee, where he held the same position for about 20 years. Mr Sinclair had been suffering for the past 18 months, most of which time he has been confined to his bed. . . . He was 58 years of age, and leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss . . [Lilydale Express 23-01-1920]
Councillors’ comments:
Shire President Cr Mackinley: “uniform courtesy and kindness” “As an officer they could not find a better.”

Cr Hughes: “They had not only lost a highly valued officer and good friends, but the community was all the poorer by his death.”

Cr McGhee: He was a good citizen, who thought nothing too much to do so long as he was helping his fellow creatures.” [Lilydale Express 30-01-1920]

Catherine Sarah Sinclair

Death Notice:
Sinclair – On June 7, Catherine Sarah, widow of the late Hamilton Sinclair, of Werribee and Lilydale. [The Argus 09-06-1944]

References: The Argus 21-01-1920, 09-06-1944; Lilydale Express 23-01-1920 and 30-01-1920.



Sinclair, Ruby and Marie Ruby

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Ruby Sinclair

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4257 1542 27-07-1915 Sinclair, Ruby 17
P2 205  -
1542 4257 08-02-1947 Sinclair, Marie Stuart 54
P2 205  -
 
Inscription:
In memory of / our beloved mother / Marie Stuart / died 8th February 1947 aged 54. / Also / baby Ruby / died 24th July 1915 aged 17 months.

Note: Sinclair on front of grave. Age in burial register given as 17 while the headstone has the age of 17 months.
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No information.

Marie Stuart Sinclair

No information.



Slater, Charles

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
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446 28-11-1887 Slater, Charles 64 CE2 29
 -

Inscription:

Thy will be done / In memory of / Charles Slater / who departed this life / November 1887, aged 64 years. / The weary are at rest.

Links:
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10055 (2-17)

Biography:
Charles Slater lived in his home Gascoyne Villa, Main Street, Lilydale since 1877. He was born at Derbyshire England in 1823 and christened at Sudbury. He was 64 years old at the time of his death. He has lived in Victoria for 30 years and had been chiefly occupied at foreman of his brother’s firm, Slater and Co, importers of telegraphic instrument and located in Collins St, Melbourne. When he arrived in Lilydale he took up farming. He had been ill the12 months before his death. Cause of death was softening of the brain. [Lilydale Express 02-12-1887 pg2 and Charles' Marriage Certificate]
Death notice:
Slater – In the 27th inst., at his residence, 'Gascoynevilla', Lilydale, Charles Slater, aged 64 years. [The Argus 28-11-1887 pg 1]
His property was called Gascoyne Villa after his mother who was Ann Gascoyne. [James Butler]
Funeral Notice:
The friends of the late Mr Charles Slater are invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, in the Lilydale cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence 'Gascoyne-villa', Lilydale, this day (Tuesday the 29th inst.), at 1 o'clock. Alf. Aug. Sleight, undertaker, 83 Collins St east, Melbourne. [The Argus 29-11-1887]

References: The Argus 28-11-1887; 29-11-1887; Lilydale Express 02-12-1887.





Slevin, John and Anne

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John Slevin

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1626 477 02-07-1888 Slevin, John  -
RC3 36
 -
477 1626 28-01-1917 Sleven, Anne 74
RC3 33
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / John Slevin / died 1st July 1888 / Also / Anne Slevin / died 27th Jan 1917 / R.I.P. / Loved parents of Margaret, Mary & Catherine

Notes:
* John Slevin's lot should be 33 not 36 as shown in the Burial Register.
* Different spelling is Slevin/Sleven in Burial Register.
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Image:
10355 (11-33)
Biography:
John Slevin was the leasee of the Black Springs Hotel in 1873 which he later secured freehold. After his death, his wife Ann and her daughters ran the hotel until they sold it in 1912 to Dr Scott. Slevin Street was named after their daughter Minnie Slevin who married Louis Deschamps, the owner of the land bounded by Cave Hill Road, Albert Hill Road and east of Kidgell Street. The land was sold in 1913 as the Olinda Estate subdivision and included the road names of Deschamps and Slevin. [What’s Behind the Name pg 34]

Anne Slevin

Death notice:
Slevin – On the 27th January, at her residence, Cave Hill road, Lilydale, Anne, relict of the late John Slevin, aged 74 years. R.I.P. No flowers. [The Argus 29-01-1917 pg1]
Funeral notice:
Slevin – The friends of the late Mrs Anne Slevin are respectfully invited to follow her remains to their last resting place, the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from her late residence Cave Hill road Lilydale this day (Monday) at 2 o'clock. Burton Bros., undertakers [The Argus 29-01-1917 pg1]

References: The Argus 29-1-1917; What’s Behind the Name, Sandy Ross; LDHS files.




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References: Lilydale Express 1-9-1899.Smith, Minnie Burial Register Details:Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote -209028-08-1925Smith, Minnie Eleanor30B132 - Inscription: Smith / in loving memory of / our dear mother / Minnie Eleanor / 3.1.1895 – 28.8.1925 Links:Image: 10282 (9-31)No information.Smith, Patrick, Mary E., Patrick jun., Margaret and Michael Patrick SmithBurial Register Details:Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote 14911015-09-1874Smith, Patrick36RC2297/298 - 11014916-10-1876Smith, Mary E.9RC2297 - 14915021-10-1876Smith, Patrick jun.2RC2298 - 15015207-11-1876Smith, Margaret6RC2297 - 15216520-05-1877Smith, Michael95RC2298 - Inscription: In remembrance / of / Patrick Smith / died 13 Sept. 1874 / aged 36 years. / Also his children / Mary Eliza aged 8 years / Margaret aged 6 years / Patrick aged 2 years / who died of scarlet fever / in November 1876. / And their grandfather / Michael Smith / died 19th May 1877 aged 95 years. Notes: See Catherine Deschamp’s headstone 10240. Links: Image No: 10266 (9-15) Biography: In 1865 Patrick, the son of Michael Smith, married Catherine Mahoney who was born in 1843 in County Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of James and Bridget Mahoney (nee Cane). She arrived in Australia on July 21, 1864 aged 21. Patrick and Catherine had six children. In 1877 Catherine married Louis Deschamp and they had three children. [Deschamp family history LDHS archive.] Mary Smith Biography:Mary was the daughter of Patrick and Catherine Smith.Patrick Smith jnr Biography: Patrick was the son of Patrick and Catherine Smith. Margaret Smith Biography: Margaret was the daughter of Patrick and Catherine Smith. Michael Smith Biography: Michael was the father of Patrick Smith. References: Deschamp family history in LDHS archive.Smith, Thomas and Michael Thomas Smith Burial Register Details: Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote 942121-10-1866Smith, Thomas -RC337/38 - 219418-01-1873Smith, Michael40RC337/38 - Inscription: Gloria in Excelsis Deo / Erected by / Mary Smith / to the memory of her beloved husband / Michael / died 13th January 1873 aged 40 years. / Also their son / Thomas / died 1 October 1866. Notes: Burial Register interment date for Thomas is 21 days after inscription death date Links: Image: 10360 (12-2) No information. Michael Smith Inquest: Mr Candler, the district coroner, held an inquest on 15th inst. at Brushy Creek on the body of Michael Smith, aged 43 years, a farmer living at Brushy Creek. Deceased was with a man in his employ, Charles Brunning, on the 13th driving bullocks drawing 2 tons of bark, and between the Black Springs and the deceased's house Brunning went into a house leaving the deceased sitting on the pole of the bullock dray. Brunning came out a few minutes and found the deceased lying dead on his face in the road. The wheel of the dray had passed over his back. The deceased was not intoxicated and the road was a level one. Dr Elmes, who examined the body externally, found a mark such as a wheel would make on the back. Several ribs were crushed in. Death appeared to have been caused by internal injuries such as pressure on the chest would produce. A verdict of accidental death was found. [The Argus 18-01-1873 p1] References: The Argus 18-01-1873.Speers, Annie Elizabeth and Doris Johnson, Henry and Elsie Henry Johnson Burial Register Details:Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote-89811-09-1898Johnson Henry27CE2151--111427-06-1904Johnson Elsie Lilian10CE2151-6051120213-01-1907Speers Doris10mCE2124-1202605124-08-1959Speers Annie elizabeth83ce2124-inscription:Annie Elizabeth Speers / of Woori Yallock / died 20.8.1959 / Doris Speers / died 31.1.1907 / Henry Johnson / died 18.9.1898 / Elsie Johnson / died 27.6.1903. Notes: Also listed under Speers. Burial Register and Argus list Elsie Johnson’s death as 1904. Grave shows 1903. Links: Image: 10077 (3-1) Bereavement Notice: Mrs Johnson and Family desire to express their sincere Thanks to Dr Syme for his kind attention during her late husband’s illness, and also to their many friends for their kind sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement. Annie Johnson. [Lilydale Express 16-09-1898 pg 2] Elsie Johnson Death Notice: Johnson – On the 26th June, at Woori Yallock, Elsie Lillian, the dearly beloved eldest daughter of Annie and the late Henry Johnson, aged 10 years and 6 months. A patient little sufferer gone to rest. [The Argus 29-06-1904] Annie Elizabeth Speers Biography:Annie Elizabeth Speers was the daughter of John and Mary Allsop, early Lilydale Pioneers. She married Arthur James Speers, a retired storekeeper at Woori Yallock who died in 1941. [The Argus 16-09-1941 pg4] Obituary: Annie Elizabeth Speers – Wandin Yallock lost another of its oldest residents with the death of Mrs Anne Elizabeth Speers at her daughter’s residence in Kew on August 20th. Deceased was the daughter of the late John and Mary Allsop, early pioneers of the Yarra Valley. Three daughters, Lucy (Mrs Read, East Ringwood) Olive (Mrs Copley, Kew) and Stella (Mrs McDonald, Woori Yallock) are left to mourn her passing. [Lilydale Express 28-08-1959 pg9] References: The Argus 29-06-1904, 16-09-1941; Lilydale Express 16-09-1898, 28- 08-1959. Stephenson, Susannah, John and Louisa Reakes, Norma Louisa Susannah Stephenson Burial Register Details: Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote -83412-07-1897Stephenson, Susannah46CE1136 - 19599181816-02-1899Stephenson, John69CE1136 - 918195910-10-1922Reakes, Norma Louise9 days CE1136 - -255106-09-1933Stephenson Louisa57CE1135 - Inscription: In loving memory of / our dear parents / Susannah Stephenson / died 12th July 1897 / aged 46. / John Stephenson / died 15th Feby 1899 / aged 69 years. / Gone but not forgotten. / Also their daughter Louisa / died 6th Sept. 1933. Links: See Dolphin Image No.10021 Image: 10025 (1-25) Obituary:We sincerely regret having to record the death of Mrs Susannah Stevenson at her residence Castella St. .. About 8 weeks ago her husband Mr Stephenson was incapacitated with a compound fracture of the right thigh .. Although Mrs Stephenson was compelled to take to her bed, no serious result was anticipated, but her condition [soon] caused anxiety .. during the past fortnight she lay in a state of unconsciousness [through] paralysis of the brain ... She leaves a bereaved family of six children ... The remains were interred in the Church of England section of the local cemetery. Mr Stevenson has greatly improved. [Lilydale Express 16-07-1897]John StephensonObituary: The news of the death of Mr John Stephenson, of Castella Street, Lilydale on Wednesday, was received by all who knew him with the utmost feeling of regret, more particularly as by his removal he leaves a family of six daughter orphans. Up to a week ago the deceased, who was working with Messrs Harman and Nottingham, painting and repairing the Rechabite Hall, appeared, considering his age, 69 years, quite hale and hearty. The funeral takes place this (Friday) afternoon. [Lilydale Express 17-02-1899] Funeral Report: Mr John Stephenson . . . the remains were interred at Lilydale cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives, among the number being Messrs Arnall and Jackson, printers and publishers of Melbourne. The coffin was literally covered with beautiful wreaths%u2026The deceased leaves a family of six single daughters. [Lilydale Express 24-02-1899] Norma Louise Reakes Biography: Norma was the grand-daughter of John and Susannah Stephenson. Thanks: Reakes – Mr and Mrs C.H. Reakes desire to thank all kind friends for telegrams, letters, cars, floral tributes and all expressions of personal sympathy in their recent very sad and sudden bereavement, especially thanking Dr Short, Sister Higginson and nursing staff of Wynfield private hospital for their kindness. Will all kindly accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our gratitude? Castella street, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 2-10-1022] Louisa Stephenson Obituary: The deceased lady had lived here (Castella St) all her life, being the eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Stevenson, who rank among the earliest pioneers of the district, the former following the occupation of builder and contractor. On the death of her parents, over 20 years ago, the responsibility of caring for her four younger sisters devolved upon the deceased, and never has such a family trust fallen upon more worthy shoulders. She devoted herself wholly and unrestrainedly to the care of others, which, to a disposition such as hers, afforded her that rare happiness that can only be experienced by those whose life has been one of devotion and self-sacrifice.In latter years, after marriage had claimed her sisters, Miss Stevenson’s kindly and generous nature was manifested in many ways, and her memory will long be cherished by those intimately associated with her. Her long illness was borne with that marked cheerful attitude which marked the whole of her life. Her sisters (Mesdames C.H. Reakes, F. Dawes and Sone, and Miss D. Dolphin [should be F. Dolphin and H. Dolphin]) have received many evidences of the respect and esteem in which the deceased was held [Lilydale Express 08-09-1933 pg 2] References: Lilydale Express 16-07-1897, 17-02-1899, 24-02-1899, 2-10-1022, 08-09-1933. Stewart, David C. Burial Register Details: Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote -155314-10-1915Stewart, David C.51P230 - Inscription: In memory of / David / beloved husband of / Ada Stewart / died 13th Oct 1914 / aged 50 years. Links: Image: 10203 (7-7) No information.Stiggants, Henry and Maria Annie Henry Stiggants Burial Register Details: Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote -2291 03-11-1929Stiggants, Henry76B145/46 - 2291289521-06-1939Spriggants, Maria Annie82B145/46 - Inscription: In loving memory / of / my dear husband / Henry Stiggants / who passed away / on 3rd Nov. 1929 / aged 76 years. / Also / Amelia Maria / loving wife of the above / who died 21 June 1939 aged 82 years. / And / Henry Ernest Albert / their son / died 13 July 1947 / loving husband of Isabel. / Life's day is o'er, farewell. Notes: Incorrect spelling for Maria in Burial Register and no entry for son Henry Ernest Albert. Links: Image: 10269 (9-18) No information. Maria Annie StiggantsNo information.Henry Ernest StiggantsNo Information.Stuart Links: Image No: 10184 (6-25) Information to be compiled. Supple, Madeline Alice Burial Register Detail Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote 223608-10-1928Supple, Madeline Alice39RC249- Inscription: In loving memory of / Madeline Alice Supple / died 8th Oct. 1928 Notes: Links: Image No: 10257 (9-6) Biography: Madeline Supple was born Madeline (Agnes) Alice Upton in 1885 and married Michael Wm. Halley Supple. [LDHS files] Death notice: Supple – On the 8th October, at 'Valley View', Yering, Madeline Agnes, dearly beloved wife of Mr H. Supple, and loving mother of Frank, Norman and Michael. R.I.P. [The Argus 9-10-1928] Funeral Notice: Supple – The friends of Mr H. Supple are respectfully informed that the remains of his dearly beloved wife, Madeline Agnes, will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of her mother, 'Valley View', Yering, this day (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock. Burton Bros, Undertakers. [The Argus 9-10-1928] References: The Argus 9-10-1928. Supple, Andrew and Dennis Links: Image No: 10258 (9-07) Information to be compiled. Supple, Michael Links:Image No: 10407(14-12) Information to be compiled. Swanson, John Burial Register Details: Previous No.Current No.DateNameAgeSectionLotNote -237601-07-1931Swanson, John35RC274 - Inscription: In loving memory / of / my husband / John Swanson / died 30th June 1931 / aged 55 years. Notes: Links: Image: 10263 (9-12) Death notice:Swanson – On the 30th June, at Kew, John, dearly beloved husband of Marjorie, and loving father of Amy. R.I.P. [The Argus 02-07-1931] Funeral Notice: Swanson – The friends of the late Mr John Swanson are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, 9 Wishart St, East Kew, this day (Thursday July 2) at 1.30pm. A. W. Padbury and Co. Funeral Directors, 13 Cotham road, Kew, and branches, Haw 31. [The Argus 02-07-1931]References: The Argus 02-07-1931. 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