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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.


Walker, Henry George, Eva Fanny and Violet Alice

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Henry George Walker

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4922 1761 12-10-1919 Walker Henry G. 56
CE2 16  -
1761 4922 23-07-1956 Walker Eva Fanny 94
CE2 16  -
908 6584 24-05-1966 Walker Violet Alice 73
CE2 156 Ashes only
 
Inscription:
In / Loving Memory/ of / our dear parents / Henry George Walker / died 10 Oct. 1919, aged 56 / and / Eva Fanny Walker / died 19th July 1956, Aged 93. / also our dearly loved sister Violet Alice Walker/ died 11 March 1965 aged 72.

Notes:Violet Alice Walker is inscribed on the headstone of her parents but according to the Lilydale Burial Register her ashes were entered the year after her death in lot 15 which is the grave of her grandparents James and Susan Walker.
Links: See James and Susan Walker 10080 and Thomas and Eliza Jane Hand.
Image: 10081 (3-5) 
Biography:
Henry George was born about 1862 at Fitzroy Victoria to James Walker and Susan Lock. In 1889 at South Yarra, he married Eva Fanny Hand born who was born at Prahran 1863. Eva’s parents were Thomas Hand and Eliza Erith also later of the Lilydale district. Henry was a storekeeper and had the first store in Colchester Road, Kilsyth, he lived at “Rose Mont” in Kilsyth. [Montrose and LDHS files]
Obituary:
The later Mr Harry Walker J.P. A sense of loss and bereavement has fallen upon the settlement of Mt Dandenong due to the sudden death of Mr Harry Walker J.P. In the middle of an active life he was suddenly stricken down, and after a short illness died on Friday morning 10th October at the comparatively early age of 56. Of a quiet and retiring disposition, Mr Walker was yet ready to lend his help in every social or public effort for the improvement of the district. He took a deep interest in the Methodist Church of which he was treasurer . . . The deep respect in which Mr Walker was held by the residents was clearly shown a short time ago when the want of a local honorary magistrate was felt. He was selected by a large majority as the best fitted for that positon. Mr Walker was one of the original settlers when the Mt Dandenong forest was opened for settlement, moving up here from Montrose, where he was brought up. His raspberry garden has often been photographed as one of the show gardens of the mountain being beautifully situated and always well kept . . . Mr William Walker, the eldest son is at present at sea, returning after four years active service abroad, and will not hear the sad news of his father’s death until his arrival in Australia. [Lilydale Express 24-10-1919 pg 2]

Eva Fanny Walker

Biography:
Eva Fanny was the daughter of Thomas Hand and Eliza Erith. Thomas was appointed the engineer of the Upper Yarra District Road Board in 1862 and its successor the Shire of Lillydale. [Montrose and LDHS files]

Violet Alice Walker

Biography:
Violet Alice Walker a Spinster died on 11 March 1965 at Prahran Victoria; she was the daughter of Henry and Eva Walker. Her ashes were interred with her grandparents on 24-05-1966.

References: Digger%u2122 Birth, Death, & Marriages; Lilydale Express 24-10-1919 pg 2; LDHS and Montrose files.


Walker, James and Susan

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James Walker

Burial Register details:

Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1453 908 21-11-1898 Walker James 60 CE2 15 -
908 1453 28-08-1913 Walker Susan 79
CE2 15 -

Inscription:
In / Loving Memory/ of / James Walker / who died at Montrose / Nov 21st 1898 / aged 60 / also his wife / Susan / who died Aug 24th 1913 / aged 72 / “Till the day break and / the shadows flee away”.

Links: See also George Walker 10081
Image No: 10080 (3-4)

Biography:

James Walker, the son of James Walker and Elizabeth Thornton, was born in County Armagh Ireland about 1838. He married Susan Lock in 1862 at St Kilda Victoria. They had 8 children, 5 sons, and 3 daughters, most of them were born at Doncaster, Box Hill and Nunawading, only one, Mary Jane Walker was born in Lilydale in 1880. James was a farmer at one time and also a shopkeeper; he lived at the corner of Montrose and Mt Dandenong roads Montrose where in 1891 he built a new brick store called Rose Mont, making the bricks on his own property using clay from a kaolin deposit discovered by his son. [Montrose Settlement in the Foothills pg 34 and LDHS Montrose files]

Susan Walker

Obituary:
On Sunday, August 24th, the pale horse and its rider visited Montrose and removed one of the oldest residents of this district in the person of Mrs James Walker, senr. (relict of the late James Walker). Close on 40 years ago the deceased lady settled in this district and to talk to her of the early history of this district makes realise how much the pioneers had to put up with . . . Mrs Walker, who was born at Cork Head, Ireland, arrived in Victoria in 1840 and was therefore a colonist of 53 years. Mrs Walker had the unique distinction that during the whole of the 73 years of her life she was never once attended by a doctor, a record which, not doubt would be hard to beat . . . The burial took place in the Lilydale Cemetery, where a good number of friends and residents assembled to pay their last tribute of respect and to show their sympathy for the bereaved family. [Lilydale Express 12-09-1913]

References: Digger Birth, Death, & Marriages; Lilydale Express 12-09-1913; Montrose Settlement in the Foothills, Jennifer McLennan and LDHS Montrose files Montrose Files.




Walsh, Lena

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1534
22-04-1915 Walsh, Lena 45
RC3 79/80
 -

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / Lena / beloved wife of / Pat Walsh / died 21st April 1915.

Links:
Image:
10335 (11-12)
Death notice:
We regret to announce the death of Mrs P. Walsh, wife of Mr Patrick Walsh of Lilydale, who died in Melbourne on Wednesday last after a lingering illness. [She] was 45 years of age. [Lilydale Express 23-4-1915]

References: Lilydale Express 23-4-1915.




Warwick, Elizabeth and Henry

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Elizabeth Warwick

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2528 2152 13-02-1927 Warwick Elizabeth 66
CE2 179
 -
2152 2528 12-03-1933 Warwick Henry 74
CE2 180
 -

Inscription:
In Loving memory of / mother / died14th Feb 1927, aged 66 / and / father / died 12 March 1933 aged 78 years. Footplate – WARWICK

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10076 (3-0)

No information.

Henry Warwick

No information.



Weeks,William, Elizabeth and John

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William Weeks

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
371 15-10-1885 Weeks, William 15
P2 210  -
-
895
02-08-1898 Weeks, Elizabeth Agnes 63
P2 210  -
895
1690 06-08-1918 Weeks, John 86
P2 210  -

Inscription:
In / loving memory of / John Weeks / of Montrose / died 5th Aug 1918 / aged 86 years. / Also his wife Agnes / died 1st Aug 1898 / aged 63 years. / And their son William / died 13th Oct 1885 / aged 15 years / For ever with the / Lord.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
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No information.

Elizabeth Agnes Weeks

Biography:
Elizabeth Agnes McNeil as born in the United Kingdom in 1836. She married John Weeks in 1857 when he has a carrying business and they settled in Ivanhoe. The couple has seven children, four died before their parents. At the time of John’s death in 1918 on son (R Weeks) and two daughters were alive (Mrs John Houghton of Montrose and Mrs W.J. Walker of Surrey Hills). [Lilydale Express 30-08-1918]

John Weeks

Biography:
John Weeks, an orchardist on Belfast and Cambridge roads Montrose, was born in Wiltshire England in 1832. He arrived Victoria 1852 and started driving a carriers’ team taking merchandise from Melbourne to Bendigo diggings. In 1857 he married Miss E. A. McNeil, relinquished carrying, and settled in Ivanhoe working as a gardener. On September 4, 1882 he selected land at Mooroolbark which he cleared to grow fruit trees. While still doing contracting work. He was amongst the first settlers in the district to grow fruit trees, and at the time of his death, some old trees were still standing on the orchard called 'Tiverton'. The land boom burst left him a wiser but sadder man. A few weeks after putting things in order again Mr Weeks lost his wife, a faithful partner during his pioneering days. [Lilydale Express 30-08-1918]

References:
Lilydale Express 30-08-1918.


Wenker, Alexander, Louis C, Alfred A, Anne C and Aldolphe

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Alexander Wenker

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
188 121 15-06-1875 Wenker, Alex 31
CE1 61  -
193/221 188 05-04-1878 Wenker, Louis C. 4 mths
CE1 61  -
221/188 193 17-06-1878 Wenker, Alfred A. 6 mths CE1 61  -
341/192 221 20-4-1879 Wenker Anne C. 3m
CE1 61  -
221 341 05-08-1884 Wenker Aldolphe J. 4
CE1 61  -

Inscription:

Erected / by / F. Wenker / in memory of / his brother / Alexr Wenker / native of Switzerland, / who died 13 June 1875 / aged 32 years. / Set your affection on things above / not on things on the earth.

Note: None of the children listed on the headstone.
Links:
Image:
10019 (1-19)
Biography:
Alexander Wenker was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Sailed from Gravesend England on the 'Yorkshire', aged 22 years. He arrived in Australia February 1867. His brother Fritz was the licensee of The Lodge Hotel, later Coldstream Hotel then Sportsman’s Arms Hotel. Inquest: – Mr Chandler held an inquest at Yering on 15th inst. on the body of Alexander Wenker, aged 32 years, unmarried. On the 13th the deceased was driving from Warburton to Yering in an empty spring cart and when he stopped on the road for dinner had a glass of punch. He was sober but said he had been sitting up all night and was sleepy and fatigued. An hour or two afterwards the cart was found upset on the road and the deceased lying dead beside it. The horse was still in the shafts, on its back . . . the deceased's skull appeared to be fractured. A verdict of accidental death was found. [The Argus 18-06-1875 p7]

Louis Wenker

No information.

Alfred Wenker

No information.

Anne Wenker

No information.

Aldolphe Wenker

No information.

References: The Argus 18-06-1875 p7; Notes in LDHS archive supplied by Merv Wenker descendant of Fritz Wenker.



West, Leslie

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2257 22-03-1928 West, Leslie 6
CE3
119
 -
 
Inscription:
West / in loving memory / of Leslie / 1923-1929

Notes: Burial Register shows 1928 but headstone has the date as 1929.
Links:
Image
: 10123 (4-12)

No information.


Whelan, Nelly Gertrude

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2322 15-06-1930 Whelan, Nellie G. 47
RC1 531
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Nelly Whelan / who died 15th June 1930

Notes:
Links:
Image:
10232 (8-17)
Biography:
Nellie was born at Heathcote on 08-04-1880 to John and Mary Whelan – the 5th child of 10. Unlike her older brothers and sisters, Nellie didn’t marry but stayed in the family home in Castella St, during the early 1900s. She travelled to Europe in WW1 but the reason is not known. Nellie was staying at Biarritz, Bayonne and LaBourboule.

In a postcard held by the family she wrote: This is where the British Transports come in to Bayonne. A favourite walk of my sisters, Love N. 15/4/1918. It is not known when she returned to Australia. [Whelan family history pg14, LDHS files]

References: Whelan family history; LDHS files.


WhelanThomas

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2104 2096 26-10-1925 Whelan, Thomas 48 RC1 493  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Thomas Whelan / who died 26th Oct. 1925. R.I.P. Notes: Two headstones on this one grave – Whelan and Boromeo.

Links: See Boromeo 10234.
Image: 10233 (8-19)
Biography:
Thomas was the second of 10 children born to John and Mary (nee Crowder) Whelan on 18-02-1875 at Mcivor Creek. He came to Lilydale and spent most of his life as a quarryman at Cave Hill and at Black's Quarry. [Whelan family history]

References: Whelan family history; LDHS file.



Whisson, Hector, Herbert, Emily and Lionel

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Hector Whisson

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4606 2264 10-05-1928 Whisson Hector E 27
CE2 326  -
2922 2537 27-05-1933 Whisson Herbert 68
CE2 353
 -
2537 2922 13-10-1939 Whisson Emily R. 75
CE2 353
 -
2264 4606 23-02-1952 Whisson Lionel  -
CE2 326  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Herbert loved husband of Rosa Whisson / Who died 27 May 1933 aged 68 years / and their son Hector who died 9 May 1929 aged 27 years.

Note: Burial Register show the interment of Hector as 1928 but should be 1929.
Links:
Image:
10094 (3-19)
Biography:
Hector Whisson was sadly killed on May 9 when he was returning to his home in Belgrave after visiting his parents in Lilydale. He worked in a garage in Belgrave and was for many years an active member of the Lilydale Orient Lodge. [Lilydale Express 17-05-1929]
Obituary:
Mr R. Maggs, who was riding his motor cycle along the road, saw an overturned car just down an embankment, and on investigating –though not anticipating it – found that the body of Hector Whisson was pinned beneath it. . . . The night on which the accident occurred was extremely foggy. . . . He left to return to Belgrave some time after eleven o’clock. After descending the steep hill near Black Springs, Whisson’s car, just before reaching the turn, left the road.  . . . It overturned and crushed the unfortunate driver  . . evidence of the esteem in which the young man was held was manifested by the very large cortege which followed his remains to the Lilydale cemetery, somewhere in the vicinity of 20 or 30 cars conveying relatives and friends. Wor. Bro. C.H. Reakes performed the last rites of the Masonic Lodge. [Lilydale Express 17-05-1929]

Herbert Whisson

Biography:
Herbert Whisson was recruited by David Mitchell to come to Australia to make soap for him at Cave Hill. He arrived aboard the vessel Ophir in January 1911. His family followed the next year, arriving on the Makarini in July 1912. His home in Main St Lilydale was owned by David Mitchell. Herbert Whisson, soap maker first appears in the rate books in the 1912-1913 year. [PROV Shipping Records and Shire of Lillydale Rate Books 1912-1913 pg 21 entry No. 522]
Obituary:
We regret to announce the death of an old and highly respected resident of Lilydale %u2026 Mr Herbert Whisson, which occurred suddenly at his residence . . . The deceased gentleman came to Lilydale with his family about 23 years ago, and for many years was employed at Cave Hill when soap making was one of the chief industries of the firm, which was then controlled by the late David Mitchell. After this branch of the works was closed down the later Mr Whisson was engaged as manager of the soap making department of Sims, Cooper and Co., Geelong, which position he held until the time of his death. He leaves a widow and grown-up family . . . . Of the latter Ronald and Lionel are in business in the main street, and two of his daughters Mrs Delver and Mrs Mason are also residents of Lilydale. The other members of the family are Cecil (Geelong), Mrs Stanley (Footscray), and Mrs Turner (Yarraville). [Lilydale Express 02-06-1933 pg 3]

Emily Whisson

Obituary:
The death occurred on Thursday, October 12 of Mrs Whisson of the Victoria Coffee Palace, Lilydale at the age of 75 years. The late Mrs Whisson arrived in Lilydale with her husband 27 years ago, the latter predeceasing her by six years. . . . After her husband’s death Mrs Whisson carried on the coffee palace with the industry for which she was noted until, a few months back, she was afflicted with the illness which brought about her death. Through it all she maintained her usual cheery disposition. [Lilydale Express 20-10-1939 pg 3]

Lionel Whisson

Obituary:
Mr Whisson was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Whisson, who conducted the coffee palace at the corner of Clarke and Main streets about thirty years ago. Deceased made a study of electrical and radio science, and his weekly articles in the “Express” on these subjects evoked much favourable comment. He established an electrical business in Lilydale which he later disposed of to the present owner (Mr W.J. Bennett) in order to take over a similar concern in Adelaide, in conjunction with a picture theatre. Failing health and a desire to return to his home town caused him to relinquish this enterprise. His sojourn here was of short duration, as his strength gradually faded away, and the end came peacefully on Thursday last. . .  Sincerest sympathy is extended to his bereaved wife, son and daughter. [Lilydale Express 29-02-1952 pg5]

References:
PROV Shipping Records and Shire of Lillydale Rate Books 1912-1913 pg 21 entry No. 522; Lilydale Express 17-05-1929; 02-06-1933; 20-10-1939 and 29-02-1952 pg 5.


White, William Ashcroft 

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2347 11-12-1930 White, William Ashcroft 56 CE2
163

 
Inscription:
William Ashcroft / White / of Liverpool, England / born 15th May 1874 / died 11th December 1930

Links:
Image:
10112 (4-2)
Obituary:
Scrub cutter killed Fatality at Kalorama. In rather unusual manner Thomas (should be William) Ashcroft White, aged 57, met his death at Kalorama on Friday last. With two companions he was clearing scrub, and was working on a log about 50ft long. Which was lying crosswise on another log. Deceased was cutting branches from the small end of the log, his companions in the meantime levering as the larger end to shift it. Suddenly the log left its position and skidded down the local underneath, which was evidently lying on the slant. The small end of the tree flew up and struck deceased on the head, death being almost instantaneous. [Lilydale Express 19-12-1930]

References: Lilydale Express 19-12-1930.


Wildman, Charles Aubrey and Elizabeth

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Charles Wildman

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age
Section Lot Note
657 511 24-01-1889 Wildman Chas A 77

CE2 43/44  -
511 657 03-11-1892 Wildman Elizabeth  -

CE2 44
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Charles Aubrey Wildman / of Chelsea, England / died at Woori Yallock 24 Jan 1889 / aged 76 years / also his wife / Elizabeth / died at Moonee Ponds 1 Nov 1892 / aged 88 years / also their son / Charles Aubrey / died at Coolgardie W.A. 3 May 1895 / aged 65 years

Notes: Charles Aubrey Wildman the son is not listed on the Burial Register – probably buried in WA.
Links:
Image:
10089 (3-14)
Biography:
Charles Wildman was the son of John Wildman and Sarah Jacques and worked for British Customs. [Pioneers of South Wandin or The Mountain and The Argus 02-02-1889 pg 1]
Death Notice:
Wildman – On the 24th ult., at the residence of his son J.C. Wildman, Woori Yallock, Charles Aubrey Wildman, in his 76th years, later of Her Majesty’s Customs, England. [The Argus 02-02-1889 pg1]

Elizabeth Wildman

Death Notice:
Wildman – On the 1st inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Theo. M. Parker, Holmes-road, Moonee Ponds, Elizabeth, relict of the late Charles Aubrey Wildman, formerly of H.M. Customs, in her 87th year. [The Argus 03-11-1892 pg1]

References: The Argus 02-02-1889 and 03-11-1892; Pioneers of South Wandin or The Mountain - http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/list-of-early-silvan-pioneer-family.html.


Wildman, Herbert, John and Mary Ann

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Herbert Wildman

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
 -
409 05-03-1887 Wildman Herbert F  -
CE2 17/18  -
 -
1199 31-12-1906 Wildman John C 61
CE2 17/18  -
 -
2401 31-10-1931 Wildman Mary Ann 71
CE2 18
 -

Inscription:
In / loving memory / of / John C. Wildman / 1845 - 1906 / and his wife / Mary Ann / 1860 - 1931 / also their infant son Bertie.

Links: See Also Charles and Elizabeth Wildman 10089
Image: 10090 (3-15)
Death Notice:
Wildman – On 3rd inst. At Seville, Herber(t) Frederick, youngest son of J.C. and M. Wildman, aged 4 months. [Lilydale Express 11-03-1887] John Wildman Biography: John Wildman was born at sea, the son of Charles Aubrey Wildman and Elizabeth Chappell. In 1883 in Victoria he married Mary Ann Abberley. [Pioneers of South Wandin and The Mountain]

Mary Ann Wildman

Biography:
Mary Ann was born at Inglewood in 1860 and was the daughter of John Abberley and Elisabeth Betsy Aslett. [Pioneers of South Wandin and The Mountain]
Death Notice:
Wildman – On the 31st October at 430 Sydney road, Brunswick, Mary Ann, relict of the late John C. Wildman, of Warburton, loving mother of Leslie, Victor and Adrian, aged 71 years. [The Argus 31-10-1931]
Funeral Notice:
Wildman – The Friends of the late Mrs Mary Ann Wildman of Brunswick are respectly informed that her remains will be interred privately in the Lilydale Cemetery this day (Monday 2nd November), arriving at the cemetery at 11.30am. Joseph Allison Funeral Directors . . [The Argus 31-10-1931]

References: Lilydale Express 11-03-1887; The Argus 31-10-1931; Pioneers of South Wandin and The Mountain - http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/list-of-early-silvan-pioneer-family.html



Wilken, Sophie, John Charles, Stephen Herbert and Dorothy May

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Sophie Wilken

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4408 2024 15-02-1924 Wilken, Sophie 63
B1 18
 -
11241 2285 28-09-1929 Wilken, John Charles 72
B1 17
 -
2024 4408 25-05-1949 Wilken, Stephen Herbert 83
B1 18
 -
-
11241 09-09-1987 Wilken, Dorothy May 83
B1 17
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Sophia / and Stephen Herbert / Wilken / called to rest 15.2.24, aged 63 yrs / 25.5.49, aged 84 yrs. / Charles Wilken / 27.9.29, aged 72. / Dorothy May / Wilken / 7.9.87 aged 93. / Until he come.

Notes: The spelling for Wilken is different in Burial Register to that of the headstone.
Links:
Image No:
10285 (9-34)

Obituary:
On Friday last, death removed . . . . one of the oldest residents of the district in the person of Mrs S. H. Wilken. Deceased was 64 years of age, and had for many years been seriously ill bore her troubles with great patience and fortitude. She was a true example of the Christian spirit . . . . For her husband and family of five (two sons and three daughters) the deepest sympathy is felt throughout the district. . .Mrs Wilken . . . . was a very successful gardener, and for many years was a successful exhibitor at shows. She had lived here since her marriage to Mr Wilken, 32 years ago. . . . [Lilydale Express 22-02-1924]

John Charles Wilken

No information.

Stephen Herbert Wilken

No information.

Dorothy May Wilken

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 22-02-1924.


Williams, Jesse Thomas

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
 -
1247 13-6-1907 Williams Jessie T. 25
CE2 97
 -

Inscription:
Jesse Thomas / Williams/ the dearly loved and only son of / Jesse and Mary Williams / died 12th June 1908 / aged 25 years / Jesu Mercy.

Note: Burial Register has year of death at 1907 when headstone is 1908.
Links:
Image:
10083 (3-6)

No information.


Williams, Louisa Sarah
Aitken, Florence Edith

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Louisa Sarah Williams

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1588 1512 18-09-1914 Williams, Louisa S. 56
CE2 311  -
1512 1588 12-07-1916 Aitken, Florence 88
CE2 311  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Louisa Sarah / wife of / J. Williams / mother of Florence, Norman and Maude / died 18th Sept. 1914 aged 56. / Also / Florence Edith / wife of Jo. Aitken / mother of / Alan, Kenneth and Leslie / died 11th Jul. 1916 aged 88

Links:
Image:
10066 (2-28)
Death notice:
Williams – On the 18th inst. at 'Sunnyside', Seville, Louisa Sarah, dearly beloved wife of Joseph, and loving mother of Florence, Norman, and Maude. Aged 56. [Lilydale Express 25-09-1914]
Thanks:
Williams – Mr Joseph Williams and family desire to thank their many relatives and friends for expressions of sympathy, letters, telegrams and floral tributes received during their recent sad bereavement; especially thanking Dr Syme for his attention; also Rev. G. Gilder. 'Sunnyside', Seville. [Lilydale Express 25-09-1914]

Florence Aitken

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 25-09-1914.




Wilson, Aubrey and Joseph

Erith, Harnet


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Harnet Erith

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
791 361 04-06-1885 Erith, Harnet 78
B1 223/224  -
833/361 791 20-03-1896 Wilson, Aubrey Infant B1
223  -
791 833 12-06-1897 Wilson, Joseph 86
B1
224
 -

Inscription:
Joseph Wilson buried 14 June 1897. B1, 223.

Notes: No headstone, but marker
Links:
Image No:
10278 (9-27)

No information

Aubrey Wilson

No information

Joseph Wilson

Obituary:
Last week another old and respected resident was gathered to his fathers in the person of Mr Joseph Wilson, who had reached the advanced age of 87 years. . . . On Friday last Mr Wilson was about as usual and during the day was briefly engaged in chopping wood. On retiring to bed he complained of indisposition . . .he expired before midnight. Deceased, who was born in London, arrived in colony in 1842 with his wife and three children, and spent about eight years at the cabinet-making trade in Melbourne. [He became] a leading spirit in Collin St Baptist Church, superintending the school work. He worked for the church at South Yarra, then moved to Lilydale 37 years ago . . . . he assisted the establishment of the Methodist Church in Lilydale, taking services and serving the school. [Also] at the 'kirk' erected by the followers of John Knox . . . . where he also learnt a helping hand leading the singing . . . and in 1880 was one of the principals in raising the extension chapel . . . After severance with the Presbyterians he frequently conducted Baptist services, but about 10 years ago a paralytic stroke and failing speech caused his retirement. A family of eight children survive, including W. H. Wilson senior deacon and superintendent of the local Baptist church and school, and Mrs Alway of Albert Hill. Mrs Wilson, his wife, is 83 and her sister-in-law is in her 91st year. The funeral took place on Monday last at Lilydale Cemetery. [Lilydale Express 18-06-1897]

References: Lilydale Express 18-06-1897.



Wilson, C.A., Hephzibah, Harriet Amelia, Harriet A., and T.

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C.A. Wilson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
117 95 01-02-1873 Wilson, C. A. 11 days
B1
237/238  -
95/250 117 15-03-1875 Wilson, Hephzibah 6 mon
B1 237/238  -
296/117 250 17-01-1881 Wilson (SB)  -
B1 237/238  -
297 296 30-05-1882 Wilson, Harriet A. 31
B1 237/238  -
296
297 08-06-1882 Wilson, Harriet A. 16 day B1 237  -
-
490
11-09-1888 Wilson, T. (stillborn)  -
B1
237/238  -

Inscription:
Harriet Amelia 'Amy' Wilson nee Perrin / wife of James Thomas 'Tom' Wilson / died 1882. 31 years. / Also their infants / Caroline 1873 / Hepzibah 1875 / Harriet 1882 / Also / 'T' Wilson 1888 / infant of Tom and Ellen / Wilson.

Notes: Discrepancy between the headstone and Burial Register as to the spelling of Hepzibah.
Links: Perrin 10290
Image No: 10291 (10-4)
Biography:
Caroline Amelia was born in 1872, the eldest child of Harriet Amelia (Amy) Wilson and James Thomas Wilson (Tom).

Hepzibah Wilson

Biography:
Hepzibah was the second child of Harriet Amelia (Amy) Wilson and James Thomas Wilson (Tom) and was born in 1874.

Harriet A. Wilson

Biography:
Harriet Amelia 'Amy' Wilson nee Perrin was the eldest daughter of Henry and Cecilia Perrin and was born at Calcutta on 16-10-1850. She married James Thomas Wilson (Tom). They had Caroline Ameila born in 1872 and Hepzibah born 1874 both of whom died in infancy. Other children were: Thomas Walter born in 1876, Charlotte Amelia born in 1877 and Emiline Beatrice born in 1878. After giving birth to daughter Harriet Amelia Perrin Wilson on May 23, 1882 Amy developed puerperal fever and died on 25-05-1882. [A family history of Perrin and Atkinson]

Harriet A. Wilson (baby)

Biography:
Following the death of her mother, Harriet died a fortnight later on 07-06-1882 of debility and the loss of her mother’s milk. [A family history of Perrin and Atkinson]

T. Wilson

Biography:
T. Wilson was stillborn to James Thomas (Tom) Wilson and his second wife Ellen. James Thomas Wilson 'Tom' was the son of Joseph and Caroline Wilson who arrived in 1842 on the Samuel Boddington. [A family history of Perrin and Atkinson]

References: A family history of Perrin and Atkinson and LDHS files.




Wilson, Edith, Ernest and Bertha

Axford, Shem and Mary Ann


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Shem Axford

Burial Register Details:

Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
282 265 15-09-1881 Axford, Shem 76
B1 221/222  -
323/A265 282 24-02-1882 Wilson, Ernest A. 6 mths B1 221/222  -
552/282 323 06-08-1883 Wilson, Bertha L. B1 221/222  -
221/222 323 552 10-09-1889 Axford, Mary Ann 75
B1 221/222  -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / Shem Axford / who died 13 September 1881 / aged 76 years. / Also his wife / Mary Ann / who died 8 September 1889 / aged 75 years. / Also their grandchildren / the children of / William and Martha Wilson / Edith / died 26 January 1874 aged 6 mths / Ernest / died 23rd February 1883 aged 7 months / Bertha / died 5th August 1883 / aged 3 months 2 weeks. / Sweetly remembering that the parting sign / appoints His saints to slumber, not to die / the starting tear we check we kiss the rod / and not to earth resign them but to God.

Notes: No Burial Register entry for Edith. Note differences in years for the burial of Ernest Wilson.
Links:  Also included under Axford.
Image No:
10277 (9-26)
Biography:
Shem Axford b. Frome, England – son of Jonathan Axford and Betty Plaise, married Mary Ann Hurley, daughter of Richard Hurley. Both arrived on the Andromache 24-06-1840. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

Edith Wilson

Biography:
Edith was the daughter of William and Martha (nee Axford) Wilson. [headstone]

Ernest Wilson

Biography:
Ernest was the son of William and Martha (nee Axford) Wilson.

Bertha Wilson

Biography:
Bertha was the daughter of William and Martha (nee Axford) Wilson. [headstone] Mary Ann Axford Mary Ann was the daughter of Richard Hurley and was born abt 1814 at Somerset England. The family arrived with the Axfords and Hands at Melbourne aboard the Andromache on 24-06-1840. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

References: wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au



Wilson, Jeremiah and Elizabeth Jane

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Jeremiah Wilson

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1297 1751 13-08-1919 Wilson Jeremiah 59
CE2 103  -
1751 4365 22-08-1948 Wilson Elizabeth Jane 78
CE2 103  -

 
Inscription:
In loving memory / of Jearemiah Wilson / died 12th Aug 1919 aged 59 years / also/ Elizabeth Jane / died 22nd Aug1948 / aged 78 years

Note: Unusual spelling on headstone. See John Wilson (Reg No 1297) who has separate headstone - No. 10100
Links:
Image:
10099 (3-24)

No information.

Elizabeth Jane Wilson

Death Notices:
Wilson – On August 22, at her residence, Albert Hill, Lilydale, Elizabeth Jane, loving wife of the late Jeremiah Wilson, dearly beloved mother of Jack (deceased), Dolph (deceased), Pearl (Mrs Hill), and Ern, in her 79th year. – Peacefully sleeping. Wilson – On August 22, Elizabeth Jane, loving mother of Doll and Ern, loving grandmother of Reg, Jeffrey, David and Peter. Wilson – On August 22, Elizabeth Jane, loving mother of Pearl and Oliver, loving grandmother of Lorna, Cyril and Valma. [The Argus 23-08-1948 pg8]

References: The Argus 23-08-1948.


Wilson, John and Adolphus George

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John Wilson

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
 -
1297 03-09-1909 Wilson John R 14 CE2 76/103  -


Inscription:

In loving memory / of / John R. Wilson / died 2nd Sept 1909 aged 15 years / also / Adolphus George died 19th Dec 1918 aged 21 years.

Notes: See Jeremiah and Elizabeth Wilson No. 10099 who are also interred in CE2 103 No Burial Register entry for Adolphus George – probably interred in Western Australia.
Links:
Image:
10100 (3-25)

Obituary:
Mr Jeremiah Wilson, of Lilydale, sustained a sad bereavement in the death on Friday last of his son, Jacky, 14 years of age. The little fellow, who was well known in the township for his cheery and well-mannered disposition, was only ill for a few weeks, his death being due to a complication of asthma and heart trouble . . .  [Lilydale Express 10-09-1909 pg 2]

Adolphus George Wilson

Biography:
Adolphus George enlisted in World War I. The sapper No. 3221, was in the Railway Unit and was taken off the ship at Fremantle suffering from pneumonic influenza which proved fatal. He is presumed buried at Woodman’s Point, Western Australia. He is listed as one of district’s war dead. [The Shire of Lillydale and Its Military History Vol 2, pg 190].
Death Notice under Victorian Casualties:
Wilson – A.G. Lilydale 19-12-1918 at Woodman’s Point. [The Argus 23-01-1919]

References: Lilydale Express 10-09-1909; The Argus 23-01-1919; The Shire of Lillydale and Its Military History Vol 2, A. J. McAleer.





Wirk, William and Mary

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William Wirk

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
151 98 11-05-1873 Wirk, William 64 P2 1
 -
98 151 01-11-1876 Wirk, Mary 63
P2 2
 -

Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of William Wirk / who died at Warrandyte / May the 12th 1873 aged 65 years. / Mary his wife who died at .......... / 1st Nov 1876 aged 63 year. / "Watch for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

Links:
Image:
10169 (6-9)

No information.

Mary Wirk

No information.




Woodruff, Mary

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
2061
18-11-1924 Woodruff, Mary 57
W1
117
 -

Inscription:
In / loving memory of / Mary / beloved wife of / Henry Woodruff / of Seville / died 18th 11 1924 / aged 67

Links:
Image:
10324 (11-12a)

No information.




Woods, Thomas

Moore, James 

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Thomas Woods

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 Woods, 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.











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