Historic Lilydale

Stories Behind the Headstones – H

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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.

Haines, Edward Sydney

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Burial Register details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1995 1978 09-04-1923 Haines, Sydney Edward 35 CE1 163 Body moved from CE3 257 full
S5079 1978 1995 25-08-1928 Haines, Syd Edward [reinterred] 35 Body reinterred in 163 full
Inscription:

In loving memory of / Edward Sydney Haines / loved son of Annie / and dear brother of Addie / passed away 8 April 1923 / aged 35 years.

Links:
Image:
 10012 (1-12)

Biography:

Haines, Edmund Sydney, b. 1888 Wandin Yallock, d. 1923 Wandin Yallock at 35 years. [http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au]

Death notice:

Haines. On 8th April, at Woori Yallock, Edward Sydney Haines, the dear pal of Billy Roche. R.I.P. A real white man at rest. [The Argus 13-04-1923]

References: The Argus 13-04-1923; http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au; Billion Graves Record 6234451.

Hamilton, Margaret and John Robert

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Margaret Hamilton

Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4252 1438 27-05-1913 Hamilton, Margaret 42 P2 48
1438 4252 10-12-1946 Hamilton, John Robert 73 P2 48
Inscription:

In loving memory of / our parents / Margaret Hamilton / died 26th May 1913 aged 48. / John Hamilton / died 10th Dec 1946 aged 72. / They have not gone far…./ Just stepped into God’s garden / and left the gate ajar.

Links:
Image:
 10194 (6-35)

No information.

John Hamilton

Obituary:

The passing of Mr John Hamilton at Yarra Junction…removes another pioneer of the Yarra Valley. A member of the Lilydale Hamilton family, Jack was brought up to hard work and at an early age had teams of horses contracting on the road. A keen judge of horses, he always had good animals and gave them the attention that all horse lovers do….Though retired, he kept a good horse to the last……[Lilydale Express 19-12-1946]

References: Lilydale Express 19-12-1946.

Hamilton, Margaret May, Reginald John and Ethel May

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Margaret May Hamilton

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4755 1781 28-02-1920 Hamilton, Margaret May 2 P2 68
1781 4755 12-04-1954 Hamilton, Reginald John 58 P2 68
1781 6701 29-08-1967 Hamilton, Ethel May 67 P2 68
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / Reginald John Hamilton / 9 Apr 1954, aged 56 years. / Also Margaret / died 29th Feb 1920, aged 2 years. / Ethel May / loving wife of Reginald John / died 27th August 1967 years. / Loved and remembered always.

Links:
Image
: 10195 (6-36)

Thank you notice:

Thanks – Mr Geo. Hamilton and family desire to thank all kind friends for cards and letters, especially Dr Syme and Rev. Robertson and Burton Bros., in their recent sad bereavement – Castella St, Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 05-03-1920]

Reginald John

No information.

Ethel May

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 05-03-1920.

Hand, Emma Hannah

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Burial Register:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
335 405 18-01-1887 Hand, Emma Hannah 10 B1 190  –
Inscription:

In / loving memory / of / Emma Hannah Hand / who departed this life / Jany 16th 1887 / aged 10 years and 10 months.

Notes:
Links:
 See John Hand 10271 and Frances Hand 10275
Image No: 10274 (9-23)

Biography:

Emma was the eldest daughter of John and Eliza Hand and was born at Wandin Yallock in 1876. Death notice: Hand – On 16th January, at Seville, Wandin, after a short illness, Emma Hannah, the beloved and eldest daughter of John and Eliza Hand, aged 10 years and 10 months. [Lilydale Express 21-1-1887]

References: Lilydale Express 21-1-1887.

Hand, Frances and William

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Frances Hand

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
405 335 21-04-1884 Hand, Francis 75 B1 205/206  –
466 557 26-10-1889 Hand, William 74 B1 205  –
Inscription:

Sacred / to / the memory of / Frances Hand / who departed this life / April 19th 1884 / aged 75 years. / Also of / her beloved husband / William Hand / who departed this life / Octr 26th 1889 / aged 74 years & 10 months. / Blessed are the dead which die in / the Lord for henceforth yea saith / the Spirit that they may rest from their / labour and their works do follow them.

Notes: Burial Register should be Frances Hand (female spelling) not Francis Hand (male spelling)
Links: See also Henry Hand 10270; John Hand 10271; Thomas Hand 10273 Emma and 10274
Image No: 10275 (9-24)

Death notice:

Hand – On the 10th Inst., at Lilydale, Frances, the beloved wife of William Hand, sen., aged 74 years. “Precious is the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” [The Argus 23-04-1884 pg1]

William Hand

Biography:

William Hand arrived in Melbourne with his family on board the Andromache in June 1840.

Obituary:

We regret to announce the death of Mr William Hand which occurred at the residence of his son Mr Henry Hand. He was a native of Nottinghamshire and arrived in this colony in 1840. After residing in Melbourne for some years, he went in for farming pursuits with his sons at the Red Hill, near Lilydale. He together his his sons had a nice orchard and vineyard, selling out after ten years. His sons started the business cnr Main and Castella streets now Dawborn and Morey. Mr Hand was a member of the first Road Board which met at Brushy Creek, but since then he has never taken an active part in public affairs. Mr Hand, who was 74 years of age, had been ailing for some time, but his death was not altogether unexpected. He had four sons, viz., Mr Henry Hand of Lilydale, Mr J. Hand of Seville. Mr W. Hand of Woori Yallock, and Mr T. Hand late shire engineer who died about 18 months ago. . . . [Lilydale Express 02-11-1889]

References: The Argus 23-4-1884; Lilydale Express 2-11-1889; wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au

Hand, Henry

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1305 1316 05-04-1910 Hand, Henry 38 B1 141/142  –
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / Henry Hand / beloved son of John & Eliza Hand / who passed away at Seville 7 April 1910 / aged 38 years / Sweet rest.

Notes:
Links:
 See also John Hand 10271
Image No: 10270 (9-19)

Death notice:

Hand – On the 5th April, after a brief illness, at his residence, Seville, Henry, dearly beloved and second surviving son of Eliza Jane Hand and the late John Hand, and loved brother of A. H., C. H., L. H., and E. M. H.; aged 38 years. Interred 6th inst. Deeply regretted. [Lilydale Express 05-04-1910]

Obituary:

Trouble has again fallen on the Hand family of Seville. A few months ago the husband and father died, and now Henry, the oldest surviving son, has passed away. A fortnight ago he was stricken down with typhoid – typhoid of a very bad form – and though Drs Tighe and Adam did all that skill and unremitting attention could do, aided by two training nurses, he died last Wednesday at 2p.m. The remains were interred yesterday. A short service was held in the house and a very large number from the district followed to the cemetery. At the grave the Rev. T. Copeland spoke of the character of the deceased, naming his quiet, peaceful, kind disposition, and his thorough uprightness in business. . . Throughout the district where he transacted business he won the respect and goodwill of all section of the people. . . [Lilydale Express 08-04-1910 pg2]

References: Lilydale Express 05-04-1910 and 08-04-1910. See also Seville, the vision and the reality, 1886-1986 by Trevor Jones.

Hand, Irwin John

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1014 28-07-1901 Hand, Irwin 31 B1 206  –
Inscription:

Irwin John Hand / who departed this life at Seville / July 28th 1901 / aged 31 years / Gone but not forgotten.

Notes:
Links:
 See John Hand 10271
Image No: 10276 (9-25)

Biography:

Irwin Edwin John Hand, the son of John and Eliza Hand was born at in 1870 Lilydale.

Death notice:

Hand – On the 28th July (after a short illness), at Seville, Irwin John, the dearly beloved and dutiful son of John and Eliza Hand, aged 31 years.[The Argus29-7-1901 p1]

Funeral Notice:

Hand – The friends of John Hand are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his beloved son, Irwin, to the place of interment, the Lilydale cemetery. [The Argus 29-7-1901 p1]

References: The Argus 29-7-1901; wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au

Hand, John and Eliza Jane

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John Hand

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1305 17-10-1909 Hand, John 65 B1 141  –
1305 2138 08-11-1926 Hand, Eliza Jane 76 B1 141/142  –
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / John Hand / the beloved husband of / Eliza Jane Hand / who passed away at Seville / 16th October 1909 / aged 65 years. / Peace perfect peace. / And his beloved wife / Eliza Jane / died 8 Nov. 1925 aged 76 years.

Notes:
Links:
 See also Henry Hand No.10270; Emma Hand No. 10274 and Irwin Hand 10276 and Bradshaw Campbell No 10292.
Image No: 10271 (9-20)

Biography:

John Hand, was the son of William Hand and Frances Wingate from Nottinghamshire, England, and was born in 1844 at Prahran, Port Phillip. In the 1860s when aged about 16, moved to Lilydale with his family who established the Beehive sore on the north-east corner of Castella and Main streets.

In 1869 he married Elizabeth Campbell the daughter of Bradshaw Campbell and the following year he opened a business on the land he owned in Seville. Because his business was growing in 1877 he erected a large commodious shop. He was the Seville postmaster for 23 years and also the local electoral registrar. Prior to his death he handed the operation of the store to his sons. [Lilydale Express 29-10-1909 pg 2 and 3]

Death notice:

Hand – On the 16th October, at his late residence, Seville, John, beloved husband of Eliza Jane Hand, and loved father of H. A., C. L. and E. Hand. Aged 65 years. At rest. [Lilydale Express 22-10-1909]

Eliza Jane Hand

Biography:

Eliza Jane Hand was born in 1850at Lilydale and was the daughter of Bradshaw Campbell. They had seven children: Irwin b 1870; Henry b 1872; Arthur b 1874; Emma b 1876 Charles b 1878; Eliza Jane b 1883 m Samuel Couch; and Edith Mabel b 1888 m J. Pomeroy). [Wandin saga.blogspot.com.au]

Death Notice:

Hand – On the 8th November, passed peacefully away at 113 Willesmere Rd, Kew, Eliza Jane, relict of the late John Hand, Seville, loved mother of Arthur, Charles, Mrs Couch and Mrs P . . . (N.E.). (Interred privately on . . . November at Lilydale). Sadly missed by all.[The Argus 10-11-1926 pg 1]

References: Lilydale Express 22-10-1909 and 29-10-1909; The Argus 10-11-1926 p1; Wandin saga.blogspot.com.au; Seville, the vision and the reality, 1886-1986 by Trevor Jones; LDHS files.

Hand, Lydia, Urbane O. and Percival

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Lydia Hand

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
785 10-02-1896 Hand, Lydia 43 W2 96/97  –
1049/785 1044 28-03-1902 Hand, Urbane Oswald 9 W2 96/97  –
1044 1049 07-05-1902 Hand, Percival 12 W2 96/97  –
Inscription:

In / memory of / Lydia / beloved wife of / William Hand / died 10th Febr 1896 aged 43. / Also their children / Urbane Oswald / died 27th March 1903 aged 9 / Percival / died 5th May 1903 aged 11.

Links:
Image:
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Biography:

Lydia Hand was born on December 27, 1853 at Boroondara and was the daughter of Rowland Hill and Elizabeth Collins. On June 2, 1871 she married William Hand who was born at Prahran on October 27, 1841, the son of William Hand and Frances Wingate. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au] 

Obituary:

We have to record the death of Mrs Hand, wife of Cr W. Hand, of Woori Yallock . . at Lilydale last Monday. [She] was suffering from typhoid and was detained at the residence of her brother, Mr W. T. Hill of Anderson St. Although suffering acutely her death came as a surprise to many and with her has passed away a good wife and loving mother held in the highest esteem . . [She] was also sister to Messrs F. and R. Hill of this town. The funeral took place on Tuesday at 4pm . . at Lilydale Cemetery. [She] leaves a large family . . The Rev. J. R. Anderson conducted the service at the grave and Mr G. A. Burton carried out mortuary arrangements. [Lilydale Express 14-02-1896]

Urbane Oswald Hand

Biography:

Urbane was the son of William and Lydia Hand and was born at Launching Place in 1892. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

Percival Hand

Biography:

Percival was the son of William and Lydia Hand and was born at Wandin Yallock in 1890. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

References: Lilydale Express 14-02-1896; wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au; LDHS Hand Family file.

Hand, Richard Morton, Ernest and Alfred

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Richard Morton Hand

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
84 16-10-1871 Hand, Richard Morton 60 W1 345/346  –
84 159 26-02-1877 Hand, Ernest Alfred 18mths W1 345/346  –
159 594 15-11-1890 Hand, Alfred 54 W1 346  –
Inscription:

To / the memory of / Alfred Hand / who died Novr 14th 1890 / aged 54 years.

Notes:
Links: 10329 – Jeannie Bell Morton (nee Plain)
Image: 10332 (11-9)

Biography:

Richard Morton Hand, the son of Thomas Hand and Ann Morton, married Elizabeth King and with his family including Alfred, migrated to Australia on the Morning Light arriving Melbourne June 1862. Travelling with them were their children: Emma, Alfred, Margaret, Phoebe, Thomas, Robert and Richard. He died in 18971 aged 60 at Northcote. [PROV Shipping Records] Ernest Alfred Hand Alfred Hand Biography: Alfred was born at Flintham, Nottinghamshire on November 28, 1836. They had one child Elizabeth Georgina born at Lilydale in 1870. Elizabeth married Herbert Clarke in 1893 (BDM 6222). The Hand family arrived in Melbourne in 1862 on board the Morning Light and soon after went to Lilydale. At Lilydale Richard Hand selected the land now known as The Towers while Alfred headed to the Majorca (near Maryborough) goldfield. He returned and became a contractor for the shire. After some years he retired and devoted himself to viticulture developing Flintham Hill near Lilydale. In 1878 he opened a wine hall and in 1885 he sold the vineyard to A. Fulton. The Shire of Lillydale Rate Books list both Alfred and Jeannie as wine sellers. [BDM 6222; Gun Alley stories]

Death notices:

Hand – On the 15th November, at his residence Main St Lilydale, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Alfred, the beloved husband of Jenny Bell Hand, aged 54 years. Deeply regretted. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. [Lilydale Express 22-11-1890] Hand – On the 15th November at his residence Main St Lilydale after years of suffering, Alfred, the beloved son-in-law of Mrs Plain sen. of Gibbs St Collingwood, aged 54 years . . [Lilydale Express 22-11-1890]

Obituary:

. . . . We have to record the death of an old and respectable resident, Mr Alfred Hand . . [he] had been identified with the district for many years . . but was in ill health for the past few years . . suffering from rheumatics, suffering a relapse last week and dying. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended . . [Lilydale Express 19-11-1890]

Church notice:

Rev J. Green is to preach next Sabbath evening in the Methodist Church Castella St on the immortality of the soul . . reference will be made to the affliction and death of the late, much esteemed, Alfred Hand. [Lilydale Express 29-11-1890]

References: Lilydale Express 19-11-1890, 22-11-1890, 29-11-1890; Gun Alley Stories; BDM 6222.

Hand, Thomas and Eliza

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Thomas Hand

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
405 466 03-05-1888 Hand, Thomas 49 B1 189  –
666 1685 23-07-1918 Hand, Eliza 86 B1 189 Re-sunk to 7ft
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / Thomas Hand / 25 years shire engineer at Lilydale / died May 2, 1888 / aged 50 / The memory of the just is blessed / Only goodnight beloved not farewell / A little while and all his saints shall dwell / in hallowed union, indivisible goodnight. / Also Eliza / beloved wife of above / who died 23 July 1918, aged 86 years.

Notes: We think the previous Number on the Burial Register for Eliza should be 466 not 666
Links: See Henry Hand 10270; John Hand No. 10271; Emma Hand No 10274;
Image No: 10273 (9-22)

Biography:

Thomas Hand was born in England in 1839 and arrived Australia with his parents in 1841. Thomas was the brother of Henry and John. In 1862 he married Eliza Erith 1862, the same year he was appointed secretary-surveyor to Upper Yarra District Road Board. With the creation of the Shire of Lillydale in 1872, he was appointed its engineer. He lived in Cave Hill Rd before purchasing The Briars on Maroondah Highway in 1873. In 1870, he selected 23 acres on top of Mt Kalorama and built slab and bark house.

He selected additional land in 1874 making his holdings an area of 306 acres. To improve access he built Inverness Road at his own expense and completed his family home ‘Mountain Grange’ in 1881. [see various references below]

Obituary:

Death of the shire engineer Quite a gloom was cast over the district on Thursday when it became known that the dead body of Mr Thomas Hand had been found on the South Wandin Road early that morning. . . It appears that on the previous evening a horse with saddle and bridle came in to Dawborn, Morey & Co’s stable shortly after Mr Hand had left the township for home, but this excited no comment at the time, s the horse does not appear to have been recognised. Early on Thursday morning a carter on his way to Melbourne left word that the body was on the road, and the police were at once informed and arrangements made for an inquiry, the body being removed meanwhile to Wynfield, the residence of Mr Henry Hand, deceased’s brother. . .

The late Mr Hand was one of a numerous family, and was a native of Crockwell-Butler, Nottinghamshire, England. He leaves a widow and eight children, one of whom is Mrs J.S. Hooper, of Lilydale and another clerk of works under the Council. [Lilydale Express 05-05-1888] Inquiry: Mr Ladilaw J.P. held an inquiry into Thomas Hand’s death at Wynfield. He heard evidence from various people including Dr Henderson told the inquiry in his opinion Mr Hand died of effusion of blood on the brain or apoplexy. [Lilydale Express 05-05-1888]

Eliza Hand

Biography:

Eliza Erith was the daughter of William Erith and Harriet Wilson.

Death notice:

Hand – On the 23rd July, at her residence, Mount Dandenong, Eliza, relict of the late Thomas Hand, and beloved mother of Eva (Mrs Walker), William, Eliza (Mrs E. Jeeves), Kate (Mrs Woolrich), Florrie, and Mabel (Mrs Badenhope). In her 87th year. [The Argus 25-07-1918 pg 1]

References: The Argus 25-07-1918; Lilydale Express 05-05-1888; Ballads from the Dandenongs by Jack Lundy-Clarke; wandinsagablogspot.com.au; Shire of Lillydale past and present, 1837-1923 by James Rouget; Tour of Lilydale Cemetery Vol 3.

Hand, Thomas

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
291 29-04-1882 Hand, Thomas 41 W1 343/344  –
Inscription:

Erected / by / Christina Hand / to the memory of / her beloved husband / Thomas Hand / who died April 27th 1882 / aged 41 years. / So loved so mourned.

Links:
Image:
 10330 (11-7)

Biography:

Thomas Hand was born c1840 in Nottinghamshire, the son of Richard Morton Hand and Elizabeth King. He emigrated to Victoria aged 20, unassisted on the Morning Light arriving in Melbourne in June 1862. In 1868 he married Christina Brown. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

References: wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au

Hardidge, Samuel and Amelia (see also Hardridge)

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Samuel Hardidge

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4566 2213 02-05-1928 Hardidge Samuel 68 CE2 216
2213 4566 11-09-1951 Hardidge Amelia 87 CE2 216
Inscription:

In/ loving memory of / our dear father / Samuel Hardidge / died 2nd May 1928 aged 68 years. / also our dear mother / Amelia / died 9th Sept 1951 aged 87 years.

Links:
Image:
 10096 (3-21)

Biography:

Samuel was the son of Samuel Hardidge who came from Somerset in England and settled in Doncaster with his wife and three children. The family moved to Croydon where three more children were born including Samuel who was the only surviving son. He was a councillor of the Shire of Lillydale from 1916 to 1918. [A History of Croydon Vol 1 pg45 and Prosperity and Progress pg 42]

Obituary:

Regret was widespread in Croydon when it was announced that Mr Samuel Hardidge’s extended period of ill-health had come to an end…Deceased who was 68 years of age, was a very old resident of Croydon, and had taken an active interest in practically every movement that would help towards its progress. For a brief term he represented the South-western riding in the Lillydale Shire Council, and amongst other activities he devoted considerable energy towards the advancement and improvement of the surroundings of the Croydon State School. The sympathy of residents go out t the widow and 12 children (eights daughters and four sons), all of whom are held in the highest respect. [Lilydale Express 04-05-1928]

Amelia Hardidge

Biography:

Amelia Hardidge (nee Bilcock) was born in Lonsdale St, Melbourne in 1864. She was the daughter of David Bilcock who arrived in Australia from Biggleswade, England and married Mary Long, daughter of a sea captain. He took up land in Croydon in 1881 and established the town’s first store. Their children were: Polly (Mrs Maggs), Alice (Mrs Exell), May (Mrs Bartlett), Beatrice (Mrs Thomson), Alma (Mrs Grave), David, William, Ruby (Mrs Morris), Frederick, Grace (Mrs La Fontaine), Fanny (Mrs Brown) and Alfred. [History of Croydon, Vol 1 pg 45 and History of Croydon Volume 2 pg 75 and The Argus11-09-1951]

References: Lilydale Express 04-05-1928; A History of Croydon Vol 1, Muriel McGivern; A History of Croydon Volume 2 pg 75; The Argus 11-09-1951; Prosperity and Progress (1889-1989) The History of the former Lillydale Shire Offices, Sue Thompson.

Hardridge, William, Eliza and Samuel (see also Hardidge)

Goodwin, Walter William

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William Hardridge

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
731 284 28-02-1882 Hardridge, W’m 16 CE2 9/10
840/284 731 13-07-1894 Goodwin, Walter William 4 days CE2 9/10
1013 840 16-09-1897 Goodwin, [stillborn] CE2 9/10
1386/840 1013 26-07-1901 Hardridge, Eliza 73 CE2 9/10
1013 1386 23-03-1912 Hardridge, Samuel 86 CE2 9/10
Inscription:

In / loving memory / of / our dear brother / William Hardridge / who died Feb. 26, 1882, aged 16 years. / Also our dear mother / Eliza Hardridge / who died 26 July, 1901 aged 73 years. / And our dear father / Samuel Hardridge / who died March 22, 1912 aged 86 years. / Also the dear grand-children of the above / W. & E. Goodwin

Links:
Image:
 10069 (1-31)

Biography:

William Hardridge was killed during the construction of the Croydon-Lilydale railway line. [History of Croydon pg 45]

Walter William Goodwin

No information.

Eliza Hardridge

Biography:

Eliza was the wife of Samuel Hardridge.

Samuel Hardridge

Biography:

Samuel came from Somerset England; he lived with his wife and three children in Bulleen Road, Doncaster and later came to Croydon where three more children were born. The six were Mary, Emily, Sarah (married Thomas Knee), Samuel (married Amelia Bilcock), Amelia (married Samuel Goodwin and Harry Lacey) and William [see above].

According to the newly created Shire of Lillydale, the Hardridges (as spelt) were leasing 100acres of land from the Crown in the Parish of Warrandyte in 1872. In 1875, the name in the rate book was changed – Hardridge crossed out and Hardidge added to Samuel’s entry. As at December 1878, the rate books showed Samuel owned the 100 acres freehold. [Shire of Lillydale ratebooks 1872 to 1879]

The Hardridge land grant was taken up in 1881. It comprised the triangle bordered by Kent Ave, Croydon Rd and Whitehorse Rd, Croydon, excepting 25 acres taken up by E.A. Looby in 1877. The Hardridge land comprised 101 acres. An orchard was planted and the home site was the present Barina Cres. His Will directed that his 5 living children receive a life interest in the property. [History of Croydon pgs 45 and 46]

References: History of Croydon, Volume 1, Muriel McGivern and Shire of Lillydale ratebooks.

Harman, Ernest Alfred Jack, Georgina and Donald Clive

Davey, Lily

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Ernest Alfred Harman

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
218 40 16-11-1868 Harman, Ernest Alfred 10 mths CE1 35/36
554/40 218 02-03-1878 Jacks, Georgina 5 mths CE1 35/36
218 554 07-10-1889 Davey, Lily CE1 35/36
40 777 14-12-1895 Jacks, Donald Clive 15 mths CE1 35/36
Inscription:

In / loving remembrance / of / Lily / dearly beloved wife of / Herbert E. Davey / who died Oct. 6th 1889, aged 23 years. /Also her brother / Ernest / only son of R. and A. Harman / died Nov. 15th 1868, aged 10 mths. / Also the dearly beloved children of / W. and H. Jack / Georgina / died 28th Feb. 1878, aged 5 months. / And / Donald / died 13th Dec. 1875, aged 15 months.

Notes: Burial Register transcript spelling of Jacks differs from headstone.
Links:
Image:
 10041 (2-3)

Biography:

Ernest Harman was born at Lilydale in 1868.

Georgina Jack

Biography:

Georgina Harriet Howe Jack b. 1878, Collingwood, the daughter of William John Jack and Harriet Harman.

Lily Davey

Biography:

Lily Davey was born in 1865 at Lilydale, the daughter of Robert Harman and Mary Ann Williams. She married Herbert Edwin Davey. Her elder sister Harriet married William John Jack. Two of their young children are also interred in this grave.

Donald Jack

Biography:

Donald Jack was born at Essendon in 1894 and died at Wandin Yallock in 1895. He was the son of Arnold McDonald Jack and Alice Maud Williams.

References: http://silvanpioneers.blogspot.com.au

Harvey, Robert

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
613 25-05-1891 Harvey, Robert 32 P1 42
Inscription:

In / loving memory / of / Robert Harvey / who died May 24th 1891 / aged 32 years.

Notes:
Links:
Image:
 10156 (5-33)

Biography:

Robert Harvey, farmer, first in rate books 1888, owner being Albert George Brooke, 88 acres, Gruyere. In 1891 Robert Harvey, Leasehold, 88 & I1 acres, Gruyere, now in name of Mary Harvey. 1892 the Colonial Bank now named for these two properties. “Islay” probably the 88 acre property. The property’s net annual value was £36.0.0.

Obituary:

The funeral of Robert Harvey left his residence “Islay” Gruyere for the Lilydale Cemetery with about 25 vehicles and a large number of horsemen joining. Passing through the township the inhabitants showed every respect. Rev A. Mackie unable to read burial service, but Rev J. Westacott, Methodist minister performed last rites at grave. Amongst those that followed the remains were Messrs R. Black, JP, J. Lithgow, JP, W. Laidlaw, JP, W.A. Goodall, R. Cahill and Dr. Kilpatrick. [Lilydale Express 30-05-1891]

References: Shire of Lilydale Rate Books 1888 to 1892; Lilydale Express, 30-05-1891.

Hatswell, Margaret and Thomas

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Margaret Hatswell

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1638 1394 30-06-1912 Hatswell, Margaret 51 P2 121
1394 1638 24-07-1917 Hatswell, Thomas 54 P2 121
Inscription:

In loving memory of / my dear wife / Margaret Hatswell / died 29th June 1912 / aged 51 years.

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Thomas Hatswell

No information.

Hatswell, Walter

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1054 03-07-1902 Hatswell, Walter 20 P1 142
Inscription:

Erected / to the memory of / Walter Hatswell / who died at Queenscliff / on 2nd July 1902 aged 20 years 3 months.

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Death notice:

Queenscliff: Gunner Walter Hatswell of the V. R. A. died yesterday at the military hospital. The deceased was only connected with the regiment three or four months, and had been in indifferent health during nearly the whole of that time. The corpse will be conveyed to Lilydale, in which district his parents reside, and where the deceased will be buried, with military honours. [Geelong Advertiser 04-07-1902]

References: Geelong Advertiser 04-07-1902.

Hellicar, Nellie

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1295 27-08-1909 Hillican, Eden 30 P2 49/50
Inscription:

In / loving memory / of / Nellie / beloved wife of / Frederic A. Hellicar / died at Melbourne / 26th Aug 1909 / aged 30

Notes: Burial Register shows Eden Hillican headstone Nellie Hellicar.
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Biography:

Ellen (Nellie) was born in Lilydale in 1879 and lived with her parents William and Matilda McIlrath until her marriage to Frederic Ames Hellicar in 1904. She lived at “Carnleigh”, Tarwin with her husband and young family until her untimely death. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Mooroolbark Jottings:
Quite a gloom was cast over the district on Friday, owing to the death of Mrs. F Hellicar, youngest daughter of the late Mr W. McIlrath of this place. Mrs. Hellicar, who was born, and lived in this district up to the time of her marriage was very highly respected. She died at Dr Moore’s private hospital in Melbourne, and was brought to Lillydale to be buried, the funeral taking place on Saturday, when there was a very large gathering of relatives, friends and sympathisers at the grave. [Reporter (Box Hill) September 3, 1909]

References:

McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley and Reporter (Box Hill) September 3, 1909.

Henderson, William, and Mary Ann Judith

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William Henderson

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4104 1015 29-05-1901 Henderson, William 48 W2 131/132  –
1015 4104 27-03-1944 Henderson, Mary Ann 88 W2 131/132  –
Inscription:

In / loving remembrance / of / William Henderson / the beloved husband of / M.A.J. Henderson / of ‘Belle Vue’ Wandin / born in Northumberland / June 20th 1853 / died July 29th 1901. / He giveth his beloved rest. / Also / Mary Ann Judith / wife of above / passed away 27.3.44, aged 85.

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Biography:

William was born at Northumberland on 20-06-1853, the eldest son of William and Charlotte Henderson. The family arrive in Melbourne about 1859 when William was six years old. The family settled firstly Yering before selecting 80 acres in Victoria Rd. After the death of his father in 1880, William took over the property. [Wandin Its Origins and Early Development]

Mary Ann Judith Henderson

Biography:

Mary Ann Judith Henderson was one of the oldest pioneers of the district. She was born on June 7, 1858, the second daughter of Henry and Martha (Rihoy) Sebire of ‘Mont de Lancy’ Wandin The family at Wandin Yallock on June 23 1867. Mary Ann lived in the district for nearly 77 years and a member of the Wandin Yallock Methodist Church since its inception in 1868. She married William Henderson in 1884. She passed away at her residence ‘Belle Vue’ Wandin North on Monday, in her 86th year, 43 years after the death of her husband. She is survived by a family respected and well known throughout the district – Henry, Frank and Arthur and is the grandmother of Mavis, Mrs Riseborough, Ronald and Iris. [Lilydale Express 31-03-1944]

Death notice:

Henderson – On March 27th at her residence ‘Belle Vue’ Wandin North, Mary Ann Judith, wife of the late William Henderson, loving mother of Henry, Frank and Arthur and mother-in-law of Dora, Alma and Nette, in her 86th year. Peacefully sleeping. [Lilydale Express 31-03-1944]

References: Lilydale Express 31-03-1944; Wandin Its Origins and Early Development by Annette and Neville Lord.

Henty, Sarah Frances

Bermingham, James Richard and Elizabeth

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James Richard Bermingham
Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2915 2902 10-07-1939 Birmingham, James Richard 76 RC1 149/150
2902 2915 12-09-1939 Henty, Sara Frances 78 RC1 149/151-152
Inscription:

In sacred memory / John Richard Bermingham / died 9th July 1939. / Also his beloved wife / Elizabeth / died 16th Dec. 1920 / at Prahran. / Sarah Henty / beloved wife of the late / William / died 11th Sept. 1939 at Croydon. / God’s good woman.

Notes: No Burial register details for Elizabeth Bermingham – not buried at Lilydale. Spelling of surname and Christian names in Burial Register differs from that on headstone.

Links: Also listed under Bermingham. 

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No information.

Elizabeth Bermingham

No information.

Sarah Henty

No information.

Henty, William

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
2132 03-10-1926 Henty, William 72 CE1 204
Inscription:

Sacred to the memory of / my dear husband / William Henty / son of Hon. S. G. and Jane Henty / died at Croydon 2nd October 1926. / God rest his soul.

Links: see Sarah Henty 10220 for details of William’s wife.
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Biography:

About 1908 William Henty set up an estate agency in Croydon having purchased a house in Oxford Rd in 1904, naming it Portland Place. He was joined in business by his wife’s brother Robert O’Hara Brmingham. The business traded as Henty and Co and sold land on the subdivided old orchards and farms. [A History of Croydon A Second Volume, Murial McGivern pg 194-95]

William Henty was the third son of Hon Stephen George Henty, one of the four Henty brothers who settled in Portland. S.G. Henty was elected to Upper House of the Victorian Parliament representing the Western Province in 1850, was re-elected in 1860 and retired in 1870 due to failing health. He died in December 1872. [Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser, 30-12-1872]

Death Notice:

Henty – On the 2nd October, at his residence, Portland place, Croydon, William Henty, third son of the later Honourable S.G. Henty, aged 72 years. [The Argus 04-10-1926]

Obituary:

Mr William Henty, third son of the late Mr S.G. Henty, died at Portland Place, Croydon, on Saturday, at the aged of 72 years. Deceased was born at Findon, Kew, and was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School and Hamilton and Western District College. In his early days he resided with his mother at Tarrangton station, and he was well known as a footballer and athlete. He married Miss Sara Frances Bermingham, daughter of the late Captain Bermingham. Mr Henty’s father was one of the four pioneer brothers who settled in Portland in 1832, his father being the first white man to stand on the shore of the famous Blue Lake, Mount Gambier. [Portland Guardian 07- 10-1926]

References: Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser, 30-12-1872; The Argus 04-10-1926; Portland Guardian 07-10-1926. A History of Croydon A Second Volume, Murial McGivern pg 194-95.

Herbert, James and Elizabeth

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James Herbert

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1785 23-04-1920 Herbert, James 79 W2 30  –
1914 22-06-1921 Herbert, Elizabeth 74 W2 30  –
Inscription:

In / memory of / James Herbert / died at Wandin / April 22, 1920 / aged 79 years. / Also his wife / Elizabeth / died June 20, 1921 / aged 74 years.
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Elizabeth Herbert

No information.

Hewish, James, Emily, Janet and Thomas Oliver

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James Hewish

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
4163/4184/9577 1695 07-09-1918 Hewish, James 70 B1 1/2  –
4184/1695 4163 01-06-1945 Hewish, Janet 56 B1 1/2  –
4163/1695 4184 Hewish, Emily 89 B1 1/2 Full
1695 11-09-1945 9577 Hewish, Thomas Oliver 98 B1 1/2 Mrs D. Hewish 9 Devon St Croydon
Inscription:

In loving memory of / James Hewish / died 4th Sep. 1918 / aged 70 years. / Also his beloved wife / Emily / died 10th Sept. 1945 / aged 88 years.

Notes:
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Biography:

James Hewish, who was the fifth son of James and Maria Hewish of Cheriton Fitzpaine in Devon, England, was born on 01-08-1848. He arrived in Australia in 1841. From the mid-1880s Croydon started to develop. He took up virgin land at Mooroolbark. In 1881 he noticed the station property being pegged out for Croydon and was deeply interested. He moved to Croydon in 1885, three years after the railway arrived. . . Hewish Rd is named after the family.

He built his home and several other business ventures, including a general store, news agency, butchers shop and hotel, and planted various orchard trees. The Post Office opened on 1 December 1883 after the railway line was established. Nelson’s Hill Post Office opened nearby in 1902 and was renamed Burnt Bridge in 1979. James Hewish was patron of Croydon Cricket Club, and a first class orchardist, his garden became well known, with people travelling from Melbourne especially to see it. He was president of Ringwood and District Horticultural Society’s first show in 1897.The Hewish Estate, with west frontage to Main St, was subdivided in 1914 and this was where the Hewish orchard was located. The family’s orchard was featured in a substantial article publish in the Australasian in 1909. [The History of Croydon pps 52, 179 and 275; Alaine Hall (nee Hewish) The Australasian 13-02-1909 pg9]

Obituary:

The many friends and acquaintances of Mr J. Hewish unite in their sympathy for Mrs Hewish and relatives. Mr Hewish passed away a week ago, after a good deal of suffering extending over a couple of months. His connection with Croydon has been practically from the earliest of settlement. [Lilydale Express 13-09-1918]

Death Notice:

Hewish – On the 4th September, at his residence, Main road, Croydon, James, the dearly beloved husband of Emily Hewish, and dearly loved father of Emma (Mrs. Evans, of Alberton), and Oliver (Mr. T. O. Hewish, aged 70 years. “Peace, perfect peace.” [Alaine Hall (nee Hewish)]

Janet Hewish

Death Notices:

Hewish-On June. 1. Janet, loved wife of Thomas Oliver, beloved mother of Dorothy and Marjorie (Mrs. Campbell), and loving nanna of Heather. -A wonderful mother at rest. [The Argus, 04-06-1945]

Hewish-On June 1, Janet. second eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Turner, of Kilsyth, loved sister of Thomas, Sarah (deceased). Catherine (deceased).Joshua, Rose (Mrs. Ball) Alec, Dorothy (deceased). Bessie (Mrs. Gill). (Inserted by her loving sisters and brothers.) [The Argus, 04-06-1945]

Hewish.-On June 1. Janey, loved sister and sister-in-law of Bess and Reg and aunty of Gwen and Keith. Hewish, Janet, —In loving memory of my dear mother-in-law, who passed away on June 1. – Sadly missed. (Inserted by David.) [The Argus, 04-06-1945]

Emily Hewish

Biography:

Emily Hewish (nee Houghton) was born in 1857 and married James in 1876. [Alaine Hall (nee Hewish)]

Death notice:

Hewish – On September 10, Emily Hewish, of Mount View St, Croydon, widow of James Hewish, and loved mother of Emma (Mrs Evans, Sandringham), and Oliver, dearly loved grandma of Hilda (Mrs M. Pout), Phil Evans, Mollie (Mrs Wardle), in her 89th year. Peace perfect peace. (Privately interred, Lilydale) [The Argus 14-09-1945 pg 2]

Thomas Oliver Hewish

Biography:

Thomas, referred to as Oliver, managed the Hewish family orchard. The Australasian reported he worked in a way that indicated he had great knowledge about fruitgrowing. The family were growing a variety of apples and exporting some back home. The orchard was 10 acres, six of which had fruit-bearing trees and the remainder was planted with younger trees and growing vegetables. The orchard was started in 1898. The varieties of apples grown are Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Five Crown and Rokewood. Mainly Jonathons were exported to London. In 1911 the local newspaper reported that Oliver was going to establish a business as a general storekeeper and timber merchant. [The Australasian 13-02-1909 pg 9 and Healesville Guardian 13-10-1911]

References: Lilydale Express 13-9-1918; The Argus 04-06-1945 and 14-9-1945; History of Croydon by Muriel McGivern; The Australasian 13-02-1909; Healesville Guardian 13-10-1911;Alaine Hall (nee Hewish);  http://coccinella-ladybug.blogspot.com.au/search?q=”Cheriton+Fitzpaine<br”>

Higgs, Flora Ann

Gifford, Abram and Emily

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
615 03-06-1891 Gifford, Abram 64 P2 25
2745 01-09-1936 Gifford, Emily 70 P2 25
6270 15-08-1962 Higgs, Flora Ann P2 25
Inscription:

n loving memory of / Abram Gifford / died 1st July 1891 aged 64 years. / And his loved daughter / Emily / died 1st Sept 1936 aged 70 years. / Also / Flora Higgs / died 13th Aug. 1962 aged 88 years

Links: Also listed under Gifford.
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Death notice:

Gifford – On the 30th June, at his residence, Warburton, after a long illness, Abram, beloved husband of Catherine Gifford, aged 64 years. Deeply regretted. [Lilydale Express, 17-07-1891]

Emily Gifford

Death notice:

Gifford – On the 1st September, at the residence of her sister (Mrs A. Johnston) Brunswick, Emily, loving daughter of the late Abram and Catherine Gifford, of Warburton. [The Argus 02-09- 1936]

Funeral notice:

Gifford – The friends of Miss Emily Gifford are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to arrive at the cemetery gates Tomorrow Thursday at 12.15. Burton Bros., Undertakers, Main Street, Lilydale. Ph 11. [The Argus 02-09-1936]

Flora Ann Higgs

No Information.

References: Lilydale Express, 17-07-1891; The Argus 02-09-1936.

Hill, Andrew, Edward Thomas, Thomas, Isabella Harriet

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Andrew Hill

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
602 480 12-07-1888 Hill, Andrew 11 CE1 457/458
480 602 15-01-1891 Hill, Edward Thomas 24 CE1 457/458
2164 753 15-04-1895 Hill, Thomas 62 CE1 457/458
753 2164 29-06-1927 Hill, Isobel Harriett 82 CE1 457
Inscription:

Thomas & Isabella Hill / in affectionate remembrances of / their dear son / Andrew / who died July 12 1888, aged 11 years. / Edward Thomas Hill / who was drowned at Lake Elizabeth, Kerang / on 13th Janry 1891 aged 24 years. / Thomas the dearly beloved husband of / Isabella Harriet Hill / who died 14th April 1895 in his 63rd year. / Also Isabella Hill / wife of the above / died 29th June 1927 aged 80 years

Notes
: Register transcript differs to headstone for spelling of Isabella and of Harriet. Register transcript differs to headstone for age of Isabella.
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Death Notice:

Hill – On the 12th inst. At the residence of his uncle, The Oaks, Lilydale of heart disease, Andrew the fourth son of Thomas and Isabella Hill, of Gruyere, aged 11years and 9 months. “Gone, but not forgotten.” [Lilydale Express 18-07-18888]

Edward Thomas Hill

Obituary:

Sad death by drowning…death of the eldest son of an old and respected resident of Lilydale shire….Edward Hill, eldest son of Mr T. Hill of Gruyere, drowned in Lake Elizabeth near Kerang….He was 21 and served his apprenticeship in the butchering trade with Mr Hand of Wandin…He ventured out on the lake to shoot game and was not seen afterwards….His parents reside on the Healesville Rd near the Yarra Bridge…..the remains were brought to Lilydale by train….the funeral took place at Poyner’s buildings….[Lilydale Express 17-01-1891]

Thomas Hill

Obituary:

Thomas Hill born London in 1832, reached Victoria in 1845. His first work was carting to the diggings for Messrs Brice and Watson…..He moved to this district and resumed carting at South Wandin Sawmills for Mr Swift, before Lilydale was a township…..He managed a hay and corn store at Marysville for J. Kerr and R. Black of Coldstream…..In 1872 he came to Gruyere farming and dairying near the Yarra [Hill Rd] on the Healesville Rd….Member of Wandin school board of advice, shire valuator, shire auditor and member of the Lilydale Rechabite Tent for 21 years……He leaves a wife and five children….[Lilydale Express 03-05-1895]

Isabella Hill

Biography:

Isabella Harriet Paul, the younger daughter of Andrew Paul of Mooroolbark married Thomas on December 13, 1865 at Hawthorn. Soon afterwards the couple moved to Marysville. [From Thomas Hill’s obituary, Lilydale Express 03-05-1895] References: Lilydale Express 18-07-1888, 17-01-1891, 03-05- 1895; As it Happened Vol. 1, p35 and 155-156.

Hill, Hannah, Alfred John, William Thomas and Sarah Ann

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Hannah Hill

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
501 119 20-04-1875 Hill, Hannah 18 CE1 33/34
2216/119 501 06-12-1888 Hill, Alfred John 2 CE1 33/34
119/501 2216 25-05-1928 Hill, Wm Thomas 76 CE1 33
2216 1778A 19-03-1937 Hill, Sarah Ann 73 CE1 34
Inscription:

In memory of / William T. Hill / died 20.5.1928, aged 78. / Alf J. Hill / died 5.12.1888, aged 2 yrs. / Sarah A. Hill / wife of above / died 19.3.1937, aged 73.

Note: Sarah Ann Hill’s entry is out of numeric order and is on pg 8 of the H section of the Burial Register.
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Biography:

Hannah Hill, was the daughter of Bradshaw Campbell of Mooroolbark and was born there in 1857. Hannah 17 when she married William (Bill) Hill about 1874. Sadly, Hannah (also known as Emma) died shortly after the birth of their only child Elizabeth Jane b December 1874. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au; John and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841, pp 206-209]

Alfred John Hill

Biography:

Alfred was the eldest child of William and Sarah Ann Johnston.

William Thomas Hill

Biography:

Known as Bill, William was born at Lilydale in August 1851, the second child of Rowland Hill and Elizabeth Collins. After his father’s death Bill although only seven helped around the farm At 17 he joined other local Methodists in founding the Lilydale Tent of the Independent order of Rechabites and at the time of his death, was the oldest member of that Tent. At about 22 he married Hannah Campbell who died in 1875.
Ten years later he married Sarah Ann Johnston from Lilydale. Although he owned 10 acres at Cooring Yering he purchased a home in Anderson St, Lilydale where the family lived. About 1903 he joined Lilydale Shire as range or nuisance inspector and became widely known as Veterinary Bill because of his expertise with sick animals. [John and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841, pp 206-209]

Obituary:

Mr W. T. Hill passes. The death occurred on Sunday of Mr William Thomas Hill at his residence ‘Carlowrie’, Anderson St, Lilydale. Deceased who was 76 was one of the oldest residents of the district and until about 3 years ago was on the staff of the Lillydale Shire Council. About 12 months ago he became ill, and before the end came he was confined to his room for…six weeks…He was the oldest member of the Lilydale Tent I.O.R… He leaves a wife and one daughter (Mrs E. Smith) to mourn their loss. The funeral was followed to Lilydale cemetery by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. [Lilydale Express 25-05-1928]

Sarah Ann Hill

Biography:

Sarah Ann was the second wife of William Thomas Hill. Sarah Ann Johnson was born at St Hubert’s, Yering in 1863, the daughter of George Johnston of Wandin Yallock. In 1885 she married Bill Hill in 1855. They had two children Alfred John b 1886 and Olive Eliza b 1891. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au; John and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841, pp 206-209]

Wills and estates:

Sarah Ann Hill, widow of Herbert St, Parkdale, who died on March 19th left by will dated August 21 1934 real estate of a gross value of 1130 pounds and personal property of a value of 2270 pounds to a daughter, subject to gifts to grandchildren. [John and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841, pg 209]

References: Lilydale Express 25-05-1928; The Argus 28-04-1937 p14; John and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841, by Ronald H. Hill; wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au

Hill, William, Roland J., Jane and Frank

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William Hill

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1144 28-01-1905 Hill, William 5 wks W2 19/20  –
4901 2796 30-07-1937 Hill, Roland J. 76 W2 19/20
2796 4901 05-05-1956 Hill, Jane 85 W2 19/20 Not used
1144/2796/4901 6374 06-09-1963 Hill, Frank 54 W2 19  –
Inscription:

In / memory of / Roland Hill / died 30.7.1937 age 76 yrs. / Also his beloved wife / Jane / died 3.5.1956 age 85 yrs. / William / died 28.1.1905 age 5 weeks. / Frank / died 4.9.1963 age 54 yrs.

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Obituary:

Mr and Mrs Roland Hill sustained a sad bereavement last week, in the death, on Friday, of their five weeks old daughter (should have been son). The little one had been ailing almost from its birth. [Lilydale Express 03-02-1905]

Roland J. Hill

Biography:

Rowland Hill was born in 1861 at Yering, the son of Rowland and Elizabeth (Collins) Hill. He married Jane Whitefrom Doncaster in 1893 first living at nearby ‘Mimosa’ before settling on their portion of the former ‘Cooring Yering’ property where he lived and worked for four decades. They suffered a great loss in 1916 when fire destroyed much of their dairying property . . [Lilydale Cemetery Tours Vol. 2 p20]

Obituary:

Mr R. Hill. – Connected with Lilydale from the very earliest days Mr Roland Hill whose death occurred Friday last is another pioneer [to pass away]%u2026He was a native of the district having been born at Bowie orchard, Nelson Rd Lilydale 76 years ago, on land his parents had selected. . he became a dairy farmer . . He was a foundation member of both the Masonic and Rechabite Lodges. . . The burial at Lilydale cemetery was attended by upwards of 100 mourners. Rev McMee conducted the service. . . He is survived by his widow and 7 children – Daisy, Rowley, Edward, Elsie, Clyde, Frank and Arthur. . . [A long time friend writes] ‘Zoe’ as Rowland was sometimes called was a great all round athlete . . a competent cricketer . . referred to as a ‘freak bowler’ owing to his peculiar action of running sideways to the wicket, presenting his back to the batsman when delivering the ball . . he was a prize winning orchardist and a valued judge of dairy cattle . . [Lilydale Express 06-08-1937 and John and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841 pg178]

Jane Hill

Biography:

Jane was the daughter of Henry White and Elizabeth Raney. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

Frank Hill

Death notice:

Hill – On September 4th (suddenly) at his residence ‘Henley’, Lilydale, Frank, son of the late Roland and Jane Hill, loved brother of Daisy (Mrs Minday), Roland [jun.], Elsie (Mrs Zerbe), Edward, William (dec.), Dorothy (Mrs Aumann), Clive and Arthur. [Lilydale Express 06-09-1963 pg4]

Funeral notice:

The funeral of the late Frank Hill will leave the Presbyterian Church, Anderson St, Lilydale for Lilydale Cemetery, after a service commencing at 11am, Friday, September 6tth . . [Lilydale Express 06-09-1963 pg4]

In Memoriam:

Hill – In memory of our late member, Frank, respected by all. Lilydale Rifle Club. [Lilydale Express 06-09-1963 pg4]
References:
 Lilydale cemetery tours Vol. 2wandinsaga.blogspot.com.auJohn and Naomi Hill, pioneers in Australia from 1841 by Ronald H. Hill; Lilydale Express 06-09-1963 and 03-02-1905; LDHS files.

Hodson, Frances, George and Henry

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Frances Hodson

Burial Register details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
487 476 02-07-1888 Hodson, Frances 39 CE1 19/20
476 487 31-08-1888 Hodson, George 44 CE1 19/20
487 10-12-1888 Hodson, Henry 6m CE1 19/20
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / George Hodson / who died August 30th 1888, aged 44 years. / Also / Sarah Frances Hodson / beloved wife of the above / who died June 30th 1888, aged 39 years. / Also / their beloved son / Henry Hodson / who died December 16th 1888, aged 6
Links:
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Obituary:

Mrs George Hodson….Breathed her last on Saturday…The deceased lady was 39 years of age and leaves a family of nine children…..the funeral took place yesterday afternoon….a very large number attended….The Rev. Burke remarked on the large number of deaths that had taken place in the district of late….[Lilydale Express 04-07-1888]

George Hodson

Biography:

George Hodson who was born in London, went to New Zealand about 1865. He landed in Auckland where he stayed for six year working in surveying during the time of the Maori war. He then went to Sydney where he conducted a hotel for three years after which he went on a trip in the ship John Wesley, which was wrecked off Tongataboo. He was picked up by a barque and carried to Sydney. He then came to Melbourne and again operated as hotel keeper there in other parts of Victoria, finally he settled down in Lilydale and purchased the hotel from Mr D. Lithgow who had owned it for 23 years. [Victoria and Its Metropolis Past and Present pg 410]

By December 31, 1885 George Hodson had taken over the Lilydale Hotel from David Lithgow. [Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks 1886 pg6 reg no.126] The family remained for about 2 years as by 31st December 1887, George Hodson has sold the hotel to one Federick N. May [Shire of Lillydale ratebooks 1888 pg 66 Reg 142]

Death notice:

Hodson – On 30th August at Lilydale, George Hodson, aged 44 years. [Lilydale Express 01-09-1888]

Obituary:

The many friends of Mr George Hodson, until recently landlord of the Lilydale Hotel, will regret to hear of his death on Thursday at his residence Harker St. It is just 2 months since the death of Mrs Hodson…a numerous family chiefly of young girls are left to battle with the world…..He was an ardent Mason and a director of the Lilydale Gas Company. [Lilydale Express 01-09-1888]

Henry Hodson

Biography:

Henry was the young son of Frances and George Hodson.

Obituary:

Hodson – On December 10th, at Enderley, Lilydale, Henry, youngest son of the late G. Hodson, and dearly beloved adopted child of J.H. and A. Stokes; aged 6 months. [Lilydale Express 12-12-1888 pg2]

References: Lilydale Express 04-07-1888, 01-09-188, 12-12-1888; LHS file: Lilydale Hotels; Victoria and Its Metropolis Past and Present pg 410; Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks 1886 and 1888.

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Hogg, George Henry, Ian Robert

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George Henry Hogg

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
4443 2683 19-09-1935 Hogg, George Henry 38 W1 198  –
2683 4443 05-01-1950 Hogg, Ian Robert 36 W1 198  –
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / George H. Hogg / born 27th Jan 1897 / died 19th Sept 1935. / Also his son / Robert Ian Hogg / born 6th July 1924 / died 4th Jan 1950.

Notes: * Discrepancy in age of George H. in Lilydale Express article.
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 10307 (10-20)

Obituary:

Fatality at Marysville . . everyone in the Lilydale and Wandin districts were shocked to learn of the tragic death of George H. Hogg, 45, of Don Rd Marysville, formerly a prominent resident of Wandin . . after his severe injuries an ambulance was called for Melbourne, covering the 126 miles there and back in three and a half hours in wet conditions, to no avail as he died before the hospital was reached. Before being given over to the ambulance he was carried a mile and half on a bush stretcher to a Marysville doctor. In the course of his work, the victim who was driving a tractor for the Vic-Oak Sawmilling Co. backed into a tree which dropped a heavy branch on his head . . He had faced illness and unemployment before going to work in Marysville. The funeral took place at Lilydale cemetery . . Rev. G. A. Osmond administered the last rites assisted by Rev. T. Griffin of Healesville. The secretary of the I.O.R. conducted the burial service of that order. . [Lilydale Express 27-9-1935]

Ian Robert Hogg

Death notice:

Hogg – On January 4 (result of accident), at Meningie, South Australia, Ian Robert, loved eldest son of Lily Blanksby and the late George Henry Hogg, and brother of Lesley (Mrs Rhyal) and Donald . . The funeral of the late Ian Robert Hogg will leave the parlors of B. Matthews, 102 Toorak rd South Yarra, this day, at the conclusion of a service commencing at 1.45 pm, for the Lilydale Cemetery. [The Argus 6-1-1950 p11]

References: Lilydale Express 27-9-1935; The Argus 6-1-1950.

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Hogg, Mary and Isabella
Rouget, Albert Mark

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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