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McAleese, Benjamin and Mary

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Benjamin McAleese

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1970 1227 16-11-1907 McAleese, Benjamin 77 P2 124  –
 1227 1970 16-02-1923 McAleese, Mary 89 P2 124  –
Inscription:

In memory of / Benjamin McAleese / died 16th Nov. 1902 / aged 77 years. / Also his wife / Mary / died 16th Feb. 1923 / aged 89 years

Links: See also Rose Brice 10181
Image: 10182 (6-23)

Biography:

Benjamin McAleese was elected to the Upper Yarra District Road Board in 1869 to 1871and then was elected to represent the South-west Riding of the newly formed shire of Lillydale in 1872. He continued to serve as a councillor until 1877. In 1876 he had three children attending the local state school and he worked two properties: 346 acres he leased from Robert Laidlaw and 54 acres of Crown land in Mooroolbark. [Prosperity & Progress pg 39 and Border Country pgs 19 and 23]

Mary McAleese

Thanks:

McAleese – The sons and daughters of the late Mrs Mary McAleese desire to thank their numerous friends and relatives for their kind sympathy, for letters, cards, and floral tributes, in their recent bereavement. Will all kindly accept this acknowledgement of their deepest gratitude? ‘Burnside’, Woori Yallock. [Lilydale Express 02-03-1923]
References:
 Lilydale Express 02-03-1923; Prosperity & Progress, Sue Thompson and Border Country, Glen James.

McAleese, Hannah and Mary Eliza

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Hannah McAleese

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
6055 2338 30-09-1930 McAleese, Hannah 63 P2 106  –
2338 6055 31-08-1939 McAleese, Mary Eliza 83 P2 106  –
Inscription:

In memory of / Hannah McAleese / died 30th September 1930 / and / Mary Eliza / died 28th of August 1939 / At rest

Notes:
Links:
Image:
 10187 (6-28)

No information.

Mary Eliza McAleese

No information.

McComas, Jean

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1397 11-07-1912 McComas, Jean 54 CE2 197  –
Inscription:

To the memory / of / my wife / Jean McComas / died 11th July 1912 / at Montrose, Vic. / aged 54 years. / Faithful wife, fond mother, true friend.

Links:
Image:
 10051 (2-13)

Biography:

A serious accident happened on Friday last to Mrs A. E. McComas of [Montrose] She was driving a spirited pony which got out of control and dashed into a tree, throwing Mrs McComas out with great force onto the road and breaking her collar bone . . Dr Syme of Lilydale set the broken bone. [Box Hill Reporter24-05-1912]

Mr McComas was Alfred Ernest; Mrs McComas nee Brooke. Their sons Robert and Charles served in WW1; their daughter Edith died 27-8-1982 and is buried at Lilydale. [Montrose files]

Death notice:

McComas – On the 11th July, at her residence, Montrose, Jean Martin, dearly beloved wife of A. E. McComas and loving mother of Charles, Edith and Robert McComas, aged 54. (No flowers by request) [The Argus 12-07-1912 p1] Obit: Quite a gloom was cast over the district . . when the death of Mrs McComas, wife of Mr A. E. McComas, was made known . . She had lived in the district [Montrose] for about 20 years . . Her demise was due in great measure to the serious accident about two months ago . . Great sympathy is felt for the children Charlie, Edith and Robert . . . [Box Hill Reporter 26-07-1912 pg 7]

References: Box Hill Reporter 24-05-1912; 26-07-1912; The Argus 12-07-1912; Montrose files.

McComb, Clyde Henry, James Henry, Emily Hurlstone, Gwendolyn Essie Clyde

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Clyde Henry McComb

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1031 23-12-1901 McComb, Clyde Henry 22 mths W1 87  –
1465 03-11-1913 McComb, James Henry 61 W1 85/86  –
1465 2016 11-01-1924 McComb, Emily Hurlstone 65 W1 85  –
6204 06-09-1961 McComb, E. G.  – W1 86  –
Inscription:

McComb / Clyde Henry / born 1 Jan 1900, died 23 Dec 1901 / James Henry / born 10 Oct 1852, died 2 Nov 1913 / Emily Hurlstone / born 28 Dec 1855, died 11 Jan 1924 / Gwendolyn Essie / born 24 Oct 1896, died 3 Sep 1961

Notes:  Marble slab behind main slab: Joh Haar 1883-1953.
Links:
Image:
 10301 (10-14)

No information.

James Henry McComb

Biography:

James Henry McComb appointed engineer and surveyor for Lillydale shire in 1896, resigning from similar positions at Doncaster and Nunawading shires. In 1897 the positions of shire secretary and shire engineer were combined and J. H. McComb was appointed. [Prosperity and Progress 1889-1989 p29] Lilydale Shire council meeting and the Lilydale Water Trust meeting discusses his death [Lilydale Express 14-11-1913]

Obituary:

The town and district of Lilydale will mourn for a very long time the death of Mr James Henry McComb. [His] 17 years of honorable citizenship and secretary and engineer to the ratepayers of the Lilydale Shire . . the large attendance at the funeral bore testimony that his friends and admirers were legion . . [He] laid out and supervised the construction of various bridges . . [He] was the son of Thomas Kerr McComb (deceased) and Grace McComb who recently celebrated her 86th birthday at her Frankston home . . [He] was born in Melbourne 61 years ago, moving to Frankston with his parents, educated at a private school . . becoming a teacher in the Echuca district . . later while teaching at Dandenong, he took up the study of civil engineering . . [Lilydale Express 14-11-1913]

Emily Hurlstone McComb
Death Notice:

McComb – on the 11th January, 1924, at Glenmuir, Miller grove, Kew, Emily Hurlstone McComb, relict of the late James Henry McComb C.E. late of Lilydale, aged 68 years. [The Argus 12-01-1924 pg13]

Gwendolyn Essie

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 14-11-1913; The Argus 12-01-1924 pg13; Prosperity and Progress 1889-1989, Sue Thompson.

McCord, Arthur Pressley, John Crawford, Ernest and Margaret

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Arthur Pressley McCord

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
575 273 24-12-1881 McCord, Arthur Pressley 15m CE2 25/26  –
273/431 575 05-04-1890 McCord, John Crawford 46 CE2 25/26  –
575 1431 17-03-1913 McCord, Ernest G. G. 26 CE2 26  –
2489 02-05-1932 McCord, Margaret 83 CE2 26  –
Inscription:

McCord / Our dear little Arthur / born Sept 14th 1880 died December 22nd 1881 / Also his mother / Margaret / died Augst 2 1932 aged 82 yrs
Front: In loving memory of my dear husband John Crawford McCord died 3 April 1890 in his 45th year

Notes: Different spelling of Pressley in Burial Register and Suffragists list.
Links: Image: 10115 (4-4)

Biography:

Arthur was born September 14, 1880 at the Parsonage, Lilydale but died at St Luke’s Parsonage, Emerald Hill on December 22, 1881. [LDHS Suffragists webpage]

John Crawford McCord

Biography:

John McCord who was born in Kerry about 1845. He married Margaret Sullivan He was a Church of England minister. The family lived at the Parsonage, Lilydale. He died at Box Hill. The McCords lived at Inverleigh, Victoria; ‘Wellington’, Springvale; Lilydale.

Ernest McCord

No information.

Margaret McCord

Biography:

Margaret was born in about 1852, the daughter of Henry Sullivan and Frances Texada. They had five children: Charles Texada (1877); Percy Albert (1879); Arthur Presley; Edith Ella (1884) and Ernest George Gordon (1885).

Death notice:

McCord – On the 1st August at Melbourne, Margaret, beloved wife of the late John McCord of Lilydale, beloved mother of Charles (Yarram), Percy (America), Edith, Ernest (deceased), and Daisy, aged 83 – at rest. [The Argus 03-08-1932]

References: The Argus 03-8-1932; LDHS website – suffragists page.

McCormick, Charles and Kate

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Charles McCormick

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1898 17-01-1921 McCormack, Charles 54 CE1 353  –
1898 2278 15-08-1929 McCormick, Kate 51 CE1 353  –
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / Charles McCormick / died 14 Jan 1921 aged 54 yrs. / At rest. / Also Kate / beloved wife of above / died 14.8.1929 aged 51 yrs.

Notes: Register spelling differs from headstone for Charles and Kate.
Links:
Image:
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Biography:

At the time of his death, Charles owned a property in Nicholas St, Lilydale. The Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks list his occupation as labourer. [Shire of Lilydale Ratebooks 1921]

Kate McCormick

Biography:

After her husband’s death, Kate McCormack (as in the ratebooks) sold the property – Lot 55 Lilydale Township Estate to Colin Thomson, a railway worker.

References: Shire of Lillydale Ratebooks 1921 and 1922.

McEwin, Elizabeth and Joseph Nash

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Elizabeth Elizabeth McEwin

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1557 824 25-03-1897 McEwin, Elizabeth 69 P2 146  –
824 1557 03-11-1915 McEwin, Joseph N. P2 146  –
Inscription:

In memory of / Joseph Nash McEwin / of Kirkudbright / 1833-1915. / Also his wife Bessie / (nee Clouston) of Orkney / 1828-1897.

Notes:
Links:
Image
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No information.

Joseph Nash McEwin

Biography:

Joseph Nash McEwin (1828-1915) born Balcary, Kirkudbrightshire. He arrived on barque David Clarke with his parents in 1839. His father John McEwin established the colony’s first nursery at Heidelberg using plants he had bought with him from Scotland. He also selected the site for the Botanical Gardens for Governor LaTrobe. John McEwin had been head gardener to the Duke of Buccleuch before coming to Victoria. A grandson and great grandson are currently at Burnley Horticultural Gardens. His eldest son George wrote Australian Gardener the first Australian work on horticulture. H. McEwin wrote the Fruitgrowers Handbook.
Seventh son Joseph was married at Heidelberg in 1851.
In 1903 his occupation was that of fruit grower at South Wandin. He died at his daughter’s home in Terang. [The Australasian 11-06-1932 pg4 and Ancestry.com Mundia website for Joseph Nash McEwin]

Death notice:

McEwin – On the 30th November, at the residence of his son in law, Mr Frank Harrison, Terang, Joseph Nash McEwin, aged 80 years. A colonist of 77 years. At rest. [The Argus 01-12-1915]

References: The Argus 01-12-1915; The Australasian, Notes and Queries section, 11-06-1932; Ancestry.com Mundia website for Joseph Nash McEwin.

McFee, Catherine and Charles Clarke

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Catherine McFee

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
539 58 24-01-1870 McFee, Catherine 28 CE2 113  –
58 539 21-06-1889 McFee, Charles Clarke 54 CE2 113  –
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / Charles Clarke McFee / beloved husband M. A. McPhee / who died at Warburton 19th June 1889, aged 56. / A faithful and loving heart.

Notes: No mention on the headstone of Catherine McFee being buried in this grave.
Links:
Image:
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No information

Charles Clarke McFee

Biography:

Charles McFee remarried after Catherine’s death.

Death Notice:

McFee – On the 21st June, at Warburton, Charles Clarke, dearly beloved husband of M. A. McFee – aged 56 [Lilydale Express 24-07-1889]

Obituary:

Mr Charles Macfie a well known resident [of Warburton] and old pioneer of Hoddles Creek and [Warburton], died suddenly of heart disease on Wednesday morning. [He] had been ailing for three years, and his death was not unexpected. A magisterial inquiry was held by Mr Buller JP and the funeral took place today. [Lilydale Express 24-07-1889]

References: Lilydale Express 26-06-1889 and 24-07-1889.

McGhee, John, James, Janet and John R.A.

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John McGhee

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
471 470 11-06-1888 McGhee, John P1 23/24  –
470 471 14-06-1888 McGhee, James 2 P1 23/24  –
471/601 576 07-04-1890 McGhee, Janet 32 P1 23/24  –
814/576 601 13-01-1891 McGhee, Henry John 11 months P1 23/24  –
601 814 07-12-1896 McGhee, John R.A. 8 months P1 23/24  –
Inscription:

Erected / In / Loving Remembrance of / My wife / Janet McGhee / Departed this life 7th April 1890 / Aged 32 years / Also our dear children / John / Died 11th June 1888 aged 4 years 6 months / James / Died 14th June 1888 aged 2 years 3 months

Links: See also Henry William Paul 10132
Image: 10125 (5-1)

Biography:

John McGhee was the eldest son of John and Janet (nee Paul) McGhee. The family lived in Cave Hill Road. Obituary: The dread disease diphtheria has made its appearance in Lilydale and we regret to hear that Mr McGee (McGhee), the well-known carrier, has just lost a fine son aged about four years by this complaint. It is to be hoped our health authorities will make every effort to banish so unwelcome a visitor. [Lilydale Express 13-06-1888 g 2]

James McGhee

Biography:

James was the surviving child of John and Jane (nee Paul) McGhee.

Obituary:

In the last issue we stated that Mr McGhee had lost a son by diphtheria. We now learn that another child of Mr McGhee’s has succumbed to this malady, and considerable sympathy is felt for the sorrowing parents, who are now left childless. Two fine children have thus been suddenly cut off, and every effort should be made to trace the disease to its source, and if possible prevent any further cases arising . . . [Lilydale Express 16-06-1888 pg 2]

Janet McGhee

Biography:

Janet was the daughter of Henry William and Janet (nee Bennett) Paul. H.W. Paul was the secretary of the Shire of Lillydale. She was born in Alloa Scotland on March 16, 1858. She married John Slater, the son of James and Eleanor (nee Briggs) Slater in 1879 but he died in 1881 aged 25 years. Janet married John McGhee in 1884 and they had three children: John, James and John Henry. John McGhee was originally a wood cutter but became a real estate agent and carrier in Lilydale in 1915. He became a well-respected businessman and was a Councillor of the Shire of Lillydale, serving from 1913 to 1931. He was president in 1920 and1926. [Lilydale Express 21-10-1949 and Prosperity & Progress pgs 41-42]

Obituary:

We regret to announce the death of Mrs McGhee, wife of Mr John McGhee, of Cave Hill road  . . . Mrs McGhee has been ill for some time, and her end was not altogether unexpected. The deceased lady was the daughter of Mr H. W. Paul, secretary of the Lilydale Shire, and was widely known and respected throughout the district. [Lilydale Express 09-04-1890 pg 2]

John Henry McGhee

Biography:

John Henry was the third son of John and Janet (nee Paul) MGhee. He was born shortly before his mother’s death in 1890.

John Robert Arthur McGhee

Biography:

John Robert was the son of John and Alice Matilda (nee Munday) and was born at Lilydale in 1896. Following his wife Janet’s death in 1890, John McGhee married Alice Munday at Heidelberg in 1893. The McGhee family left Lilydale around 1939 and settled in Canterbury.
John McGhee died at Hartwell in 1948 aged 86 years and Alice in 1957 aged 86 years. Both are buried at the Box Hill Cemetery. [BDM Indexes, LDHS files]

References: Lilydale Express 13-06-1888, 16-06-1888, 09-04-1890; 21-10-1949 Prosperity & Progress, Sue Thompson; LDHS Archives; BDM indexes. Shire of Lilydale rate books.

McGregor, Sarah Isabel

Rumbell, Rebecca

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Rebecca Rumbell

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

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

Notes: Variations in spelling in Burial Register and headstone.
Links:
Image No:
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Obituary:

Mrs S.R. Rumble An old and respected identity of the district in the person of Mrs Sarah Rebecca Rumble passed away at her late residence, Mt Evelyn . . . after a short illness. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 77 years and was highly esteemed for her kindly and charitable disposition. A family of one son and two daughters are left to mourn their loss – Harry, Bella (wife of Mr McGregor JP, Mount Evelyn), and Ada (Mrs Parker). Rev. J.J. Proctor conducted the service at the graveside. [Lilydale Express 08-07-1931]

Sarah Isobel McGregor

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 08-07-1931.

McIlrath, Jane Rose

Note: The correct spelling is McIlrath and the McIlwrath, McIlwraith families are all members of the one family. However, but we have retained the information as listed in the records and headstones.(Jan Bayley McIlrath descendant)

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
2284 29-09-1929 McIlrath, Jane Rose 49 P2 69  –
Inscription:

In loving memory / of / my beloved wife / Jane Rose McIlrath / died 22.9.1929 aged 49. / Mother of / Stan (dec), Jean, Lanette and Beth.

Links:
Image:
 10201 (7-5)

Biography:

Jane McIlrath was the widow of John Kerr and lived in Croydon. In 1928 she married married Thomas King McIlrath and with her three daughters Jean, Nettie and Beth went to live at the family dairying and cattle property ‘Hillbury’ in Cambridge Road, Mooroolbark. Jane was a native of Kilsyth. [Lilydale Express 27-09-1929 and 09-04-1954]

References: Lilydale Express 27-09-1929 and 09-04-1954.

McIlwrath, Jane, Martha, William and Matilda (should be McIlrath)

Note: The correct spelling is McIlrath and the McIlwrath, McIlwraith families are all members of the one family. However, but we have retained the information as listed in the records and headstones.(Jan Bayley McIlrath descendant)

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Jane McIlwrath

Burial Register Details :
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
180 3  – McIlwrath, Jane  – P1 88  –
3 180 07-01-1878 McIlwrath, Martha 5wks P1 88/90  –
1285 22-05-1909 McIlwrath, – 72 P1 87  Blank should be William
1285 1659 17-01-1917 McIlwrath, Matilda  – P1 87  –
Inscription:

Sacred / to / the memory of / William McIlwrath / who died 22 May 1909 / aged 78 years / Jean McIlwrath / died 14 May 1864 / aged 1 year 11 months / Martha McIlwrath / died 5 January 1877 / aged 5 weeks / Matilda McIlwrath / wife of above / William / died 16th Decr 1917 / aged 73 years.

Note:
Links:
Image:
 10154 (5-31)

No information.

Martha McIlwrath

No information.

William McIlwrath

Biography:

William McIlrath came to Australia about1861 with his wife Matilda and together they had 10 children. Of these children, the following are buried at Lilydale: Jane and Martha, James McIlrath (1863-1954) and his wife Hannah Elizabeth, William McIlrath (1865-1941) – died at Croydon – not sure where buried, Thomas King McIlrath (1875-1954) and wife Lillian Louisa Knee and Ellen (Nellie) Hellicar (1879-1909) [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

William McIlrath was born about 1833.  He married Matilda McAnnally who was born about 1838.  He was the original selector of Section 12A Parish of Mooroolbark (his Will shows 17A) – land along Cambridge Road, Kilsyth.  His occupation was that of a grazier.

Obituary:

One of the oldest and most highly respected residents of the district, Mr Wm. McIlrath, snr., died at his residence, “Hillbury,” on 22nd ult.  Mr McIlrath was born in the county of Antrim, in the north of Ireland, in 1836 (sbe 1833) and was married in the Ballymena Presbyterian church (also in the country of Antrim), in 1859 (should be 1857).  Two years later, 1861, Mr McIlrath with his wife and child arrived in Melbourne.  Immediately on arrival he was engaged by Mr Laidlaw, of Heidelberg, who sent him to this district to work his farm at Brushy Creek, next Mooroolbark.  Mr McIlrath continued for two years in the employ of Mr Laidlaw.  He then rented Mr Laidlaw’s farm, and started dairy farming on his own account. For 20/30?) years Mr Laidlaw (should be Mr McIlrath) lived on this farm, and then he secured a block of land on the opposite side of the railway, where he also was very successful in dairying.  Mr McIlrath was the father of ten children, nine of them being born at Brushy Creek; eight of them are still living.  The children are all married excepting the youngest son, who has the management of the household.  The deceased gentleman was buried in the Lilydale cemetery on Sunday, 23rd ult., and the funeral was one of the largest that has been seen here.  The burial service was conducted by the Rev. Mr James, Presbyterian minister. [Reporter, Box Hill,   June 4, 1909, Page 5]

He was the original selector of Section 12A Parish of Mooroolbark – land along Cambridge Rd, Kilsyth. His occupation was that of a grazier. [Montrose LDHS files]

Obituary:

We regret sincerely having to report the death of Mr William McIlwrath, an old resident of this district who passed away at Mooroolbark on Saturday last. The deceased was 73 years of age. The funeral took place on Sunday, when the remains were interred in the Lilydale cemetery. The Rev J.M. James conducted the burial service, and Messrs Burton Bros, carried out the funeral arrangements [Lilydale Express 28-05-1909 pg 2]

Matilda McIlwrath

Death Notice:

McIlwrath – on the 10th December, at her residence, “Hillbury”, Mooroolbark, Matilda, relict of the late Wm. McIlrath, and mother of Mrs. J.J. Muir, James, William, Andrew, Mrs D.A. Smith (Woori Yallock), Mrs. F. S. Bayley (Yarragon), Andrew and Thomas, aged 79 years.  A resident of the district for 53 years. [The Argus 17-12-1917 pg 1]

Other family members – information supplied by McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley.
See also Hellicar, Nellie

Annie McIlrath

Annie was the first-born child of William and Matilda McIlrath.  She was born in Ireland about 1859 and came to Australia with her parents as a baby C 1961.  She married James J. Muir in Lilydale.

Jane McIlrath

Jane was the second child of William and Matilda McIlrath she was born in Australia and died aged 3 years.

James McIlrath

James was the third child of William and Matilda McIlrath and was born at (Mt) Evelyn in 1863. He married a local woman Hannah Elizabeth PODGER.  He was a farmer in Lilydale and his property was named “Black Springs”. He died in 1953 aged 90 years.

William McIlrath

William was the fourth child of William and Matilda McIlrath and was born in 1865 in Lilydale. He married Annie Elizabeth ELY and they were farmers and resided in Mooroolbark.  He died in 1941 aged 76 years.

Thomas King McIlrath

Area C/E, 2 Grave 94: Inscription: In loving memory of my dear husband/ Thomas King McILRATH/ died 4 March 1954, aged 78 years/ also Lillian Louise/ died 5 April 1982, aged 87 years.

Thomas was the eighth child of William and Matilda McIlrath and was born in Lilydale in 1875. He married Jane Rose Jackson who was the widow of Joseph Kerr. After her death he married Lillian Louise Knee.  He was a farmer and died suddenly in 1954.  He is buried in the Lilydale cemetery with Lillian Louise. He died aged 79 years.

References: Lilydale Express 28-05-1909; Montrose LDHS files; The Argus 17-12-1917, McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley.

McIlwraith, Andrew, Jane, Matilda, Thomas, George, James, Maggie, Hugh, Mary and Jane (should be McIlrath)

Note: The correct spelling is McIlrath and the McIlwrath, McIlwraith families are all members of the one family. However, but we have retained the information as listed in the records and headstones.(Jan Bayley McIlrath descendant)

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Andrew McIlwraith

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
67  – McIlwrath, Andrew 3m P3 53  –
946 5-10-1899 McIlrath, Jane 94 P1 113  –
1039 998 08-03-1901 McIlraith, Matilda 19 P1 112/135  –
1560/998 1039 26-02-1902 McIlwraith Thos 25 P1 135
1391 04-05-1912 McIlwrath, James 43 P1 136
998/1034 1321 21-05-1910 McIlrath,- 32 P1 112  –
1039 1560 13-12-1915 McIlwrath, Mary M. 69 P1 112/135  –
1391 1744 25-07-1919 McIlwrath, Maggie 44 P1 136
2065/4505 2032 17-04-1924 McIlwrath, Hugh 84 P1 138  –
2065 4505 15-01-1950 McIlwrath, Jane 79 P1 138  –
Inscription:

In memory of / Hugh McIlwraith / 1840 – 1924 / his wife Mary 1846 – 1915 / also their children Andrew 1869 – 1870 / Matilda 1882 – 1901 / Thomas 1877 – 1902 / George 1878 – 1910 / James 1868 – 1912 / Margaret 1875 -1919 / Jane 1872 – 1950 / and / Jane Mother of Hugh and William McIlwraith 1804 – 1899.

Note:
1. the headstone is on P1 138 but the includes other family members buried in various plots – these have been included above.
2.Burial Register has various spellings of the name.
3. The previous number for Burial No 1321 should be 1039 not 1034.
3.The 2065 Burial Register entry for Jane should possibly be 2023.

Links:
Image:
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Biography:

Andrew was the second child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and was born in 1870 and lived only 3 months [LDHS Montrose archives and McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Jane McIlwraith

Biography:

Jane was the mother of Hugh and William McIlrath.  She was born in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland where she married King McIlrath and together they had 7 children.  Two of their sons, Hugh and William came to Australia in the 1860’s and farmed in the Mooroolbark.  Jane arrived in Australia sometime after the death of her husband in Ireland in 1865. She is buried in the Lilydale Cemetery in Lot 113. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Matilda McIlwraith

Biography:

Matilda was the seventh child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and was born in Lilydale in 1882. She died at 19 years. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Thomas McIlwraith

Biography:

Thomas was the fifth child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and was born in Lilydale in 1877. He died aged 25 years. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

George (Joe) McIlwraith

Biography:

George who was also called Joe was the sixth child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and was born in Lilydale in 1878.  He was a farmer and died at 32 years at his parent’s residence “Green Hills”, Mooroolbark. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

James McIlwraith

Biography:

James was the first child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and was born at Lilydale in 1869. He was a local farmer and died in a Melbourne hospital in 1912 aged 43 years. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Margaret (Maggie) McIlwraith

Biography:

Margaret was the fourth child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and was born in 1875 and died when she was 28 years old. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Hugh McIlwraith

Biography:

Was the son of King and Jane McIlwraith and was born about 1840 in Country Antrim, Ireland. He was an original selector in the district taking up Crown Lot 12b2 Parish of Mooroolbark and the north-east corner of Cambridge and Lilydale roads. He also had Crown Lot 22c2 Parish of Mooroolbark on the north side of Cambridge Rd on the corner of Pembroke Rd. [LDHS Montrose archives]

Hugh McIlrath arrived as a bachelor about 1863 and married Mary Caine (Kane) in 1869 and they had 7 children.  He was the brother of Andrew McIlrath who arrived in Australia a few years earlier. The children of Hugh and Mary McIlrath were: Andrew, Jane, Matilda, Thomas, James, George, Mary M, Maggie, Hugh and Jane. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Death Notice:

McIlrath: Hugh, on 17th April, at his residence, “Green Hills”, Mooroolbark, native of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland; a colonist of 61 years. Aged 84. At Rest. Interred Good Friday morning. [Lilydale Express 25-04-1924]

Mary McIlwraith

Biography:

Mary (nee Kane/Caine) was born about 1846.  She arrived in Australia about 1867 and married Hugh McIlrath in 1868.  They had 7 children, none of whom married.  Only their daughter Jane (Jeannie) lived to an old age. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Death Notice: 
McIlwrath, on the 12th December, at her residence, Green Hills, Mooroolbark, Mary, wife of Hugh McIlwrath and beloved mother of Jeannie, Maggie, the late Matilda, Thomas, Joe and James McIlwrath ; aged 69 years. One of the bravest old pioneers of this district : a colonist of 48 years, who nobly did her duty. Interred 14th December At rest.  [Lilydale Express December 24, 1915]

Jane McIlwraith

Biography:

Jane was the third child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath and born in Lilydale in 1872.  She died unmarried at age 78.  She lived her life in the Mooroolbark area and was the only child of Hugh and Mary McIlrath to outlive both parents. [McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley]

Death Notice:

McIlrath. On October 15 at Mooroolbark, Jane McIlrath, loving aunt of Nellie, Stan and Rosemary Cowan. Peacefully sleeping McIlrath. On October 15, at Mooroolbark, Jane McIlrath, loving cousin of Hannah and James McIlrath. [The Argus 16-10-1950 pg 17]

References: The Argus 16-10-1950; Lilydale Express 25-04-1924; LDHS Montrose archives, McIlrath descendant Jan Bayley.

McInnes, Angus and Hannah

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Angus McInnes

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
6002 2076 07-04-1925 McInnes, Angus 6? P1 172  –
2076 6002 02-01-1959 McInnes, Hannah 95 P1 172  –
Inscription:

In / loving memory of / Angus McInnes / 6th April 1925 / his wife Hannah / 18th Jan 1959 / their son George Alexander 6th Btn. A.I.F. 15th Dec 1915.

Notes: Unable to read Burial Register regarding age of Angus.
Links:
Image:
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Biography:

Angus McInnes died aged 67 at Croydon. [BDM Indexes]

Hannah McInnes

Biography:

Hannah died Lilydale. [BDM Indexes]

George Alexander McInnes

Biography:

George’s service number was 2657 and he was with the 6th Battalion. He died in Egypt on 15-12-1915 of Enteric fever. [Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour]

References: BDM Indexes; Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour.

McLass, Jane

Goodall, Rosena and John

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Rosena Goodall

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
809 05-11-1896 Goodall, Rosina 7 mths CE1 175
4579 3090 08-05-1942 Goodall, John Richard 84 CE1 175
3090 4579 07-11-1951 McLass, Jane 82 CE1 175
Inscription:

Rosena Goodall / passed away 5th Nov. 1895 / aged 7 months. / John Goodall / passed away 8th May 1942 / aged 84. / Also Jane / loved wife and mother of above / passed away 3rd Nov. 1951 / aged 82

Notes: Also listed under Goodall.
Links: Image: 10028 (1-28)

No information.

John Goodall

Obituary:

Residents of the Lilydale and Upper Yarra district were grieved to learn of the death of Mr John Goodall, aged 84, at his residence, Chapel street, Lilydale, early this week. The late Mr Goodall spent most of his early life at Lilydale, later removing to Yarra Junction, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. Latterly he returned to Lilydale. [Lilydale Express 15-05-1943 pg 2]

Bereavement Thanks:

Goodall – Mrs Goodall and Family desire to thank all kind friends and relations for letters, cards and floral tributes in their sad bereavement; especially thanking Dr R. E. Short, Rev. Donnelly and Mrs Clarke. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of gratitude?, Chapel St, Lilydale [Lilydale Express 22-05-1942]

Jane McLass

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 15-05-1943, 22-05-1942.

McOwan, Mary Bannerman, Peter, Margaret Howie, Emma Simpson

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Mary Bannerman McOwan

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1541 955 10-12-1899 McOwen, Mary Bannerman 67 P2 13/14  –
955 1541 17-07-1915 McOwan, Peter 93 P2 13/14  –
4884 1950 04-05-1923 McOwen, Margaret Howie 56 P2 13/14   –
1950 4884 19-01-1956 McOwan, Emma Simpson 90 P2 13/14  –
Inscription:

In / loving memory / of / Mary Bannerman McOwan / died 9th Decer 1899 / aged 67 years. / He giveth his beloved sleep. / Also Peter McOwan / husband of the above / died 15th July 1915 / aged 93 years. /Also their beloved daughter / Margaret Howie / died May 3rd 1923. / Also / Emma Simpson / died 17th Jan 1956

Notes: Burial Register 1541 and 1950 shows McOwen while the two show McOwan.
Links:
Image
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Biography:

Mary was the wife of Peter McOwen of Gilderoy. She died suddenly aged 67 years. She was a highly respected wife and mother and her funeral was attended by a large number of friends. [Lilydale Express 15-12-1899]

Peter McOwan

No information.

Margaret Howie McOwan

No information.

Emma Simpson McOwan

No information.

References: Lilydale Express 15-12-1899.

McTurk, William

Gibb, James Rankin and Margaret McTurk

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William McTurk

Burial Register Details:
Previous No. Current No. Date Name Age Section Lot Note
585 16-07-1890 McTurk, William 81 P2 7/8
945 01-09-1900 Gibb, James Rankin 72 P2 7/8
1486 11-04-1914 Gibb, Margaret 76 P2 7/8
Inscription:

In memory of / William McTurk / born at Polquhorter, New Cumnock / Ayreshire, Scotland / 19th Jany 1810 / died at Deeside, Warburton, / 18th July 1890. / Also James Rankine Gibb / died at Deeside 16th Sepr 1899 / aged 72 years. / Also Margaret, wife of J. R. Gibb / and daughter of Wm McTurk, / born New Cumnock 1888, / died at Melbourne 9th April 1914 / aged 76 years.

Links:
Image: 
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Death notice:

McTurk – On the 18th July, at the residence of his son-in-law, James Gibb, Deeside, Warburton, in his 81st year, William McTurk Esq., late of Polquhorter, New Cumnock, Ayreshire, Scotland. Home papers please copy. [Lilydale Express 23-07-1890]

James Rankin Gibb

No information.

Margaret Gibb

Death notice:

Gibb – On the 9th April, at Melbourne, Margaret widow of the late James Rankin Gibb, of Deeside, Warburton, a colonist of 56 years, aged 76. (Private interment at Lilydale.) [The Argus 11-04- 1914 pg1]

Family headstone in Ayrshire Scotland.

Link to New Comnock history

Link to New Cumnock Heritage

References: Lilydale Express 23-07-1890; The Argus 11-04-1914.

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm
Closed Public Holidays

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Email us your info (and images) to:
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Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm
Closed Public Holidays