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51 A Kitchen tea was held for Jean Bell in the Convent hall, Greenbushes, by Miss Elvie Kenny prior to her departure to Jarrahdale and her marriage to Mr Alfred Selfe. Bell, Jean Pauline (I10578)
 
52 A memorial service number 224223 was conducted at Centennial Park Crematorium on 30 January 1996. Georges ashes were laid to rest with his wife Alice located at Grevillea Court Gardens SB 1 95. Tiller, George Howard (I3161)
 
53 A requiem Mass for Alexander James Griffiths was held at The Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Cox's Road, North Ryde, Monday 23 March 1992, at 9am and on completion, the cortege proceeded to the Northern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. Griffiths, Alexander James (I11412)
 
54 A verdict of accidental death was returnby the City Coroner,at the conclusion of evidence into the death of John Hefferan, 57, who was overwhelmed by coal while working in the holds of the freighter Millais at Darling Harbour, Thursday, 6 Apr 1933. Heffernan, John Michael (I10920)
 
55 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I5727)
 
56 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4942)
 
57 About GRIFFITHS, John
John Griffiths often known as Captain John Griffiths learnt his ship building skills from his father and the skills of a seaman from his brother in-law George Plummer. He was also often referred to as "John Griffiths Speculator". While some of his brothers farmed the rural grants, John stayed close to the wharf, the shipyard, and the sea in the early and late part of his life. In his twenties he commanded small ships which scouted the seal-rich headlands of Bass Strait and Kangaroo Island and in his early thirties he waited in Launceston while employees of his like John Hart and William Dutton mined the same coast land and the same harbours for skins and oil and whalebone`. It was Hart (later a Premier of South Australia) and Dutton who were to give information to Henty and also to Colonel Light`s expedition to settle South Australia. Jonathan Griffiths (who had been through Bass Straight since 1817) and son John Griffiths would also have aided the new settlements. In the 1830`s that John status as a `Speculator` started and with his brother in-law George Plummer was apparently closely associated with Thomas Henty, John Fawkner`s and John Batman `known as the founder of Melbourne`. Thomas Henty was the pioneer of the sheep industry at Portland bay, his wool shed was claimed to be the first building erected in the state of Victoria, Thomas and his sons became well known to the Griffiths and owned several ships in conjunction with them. Griffiths/ Plummer had built the`Rebecca`. It was in this ship that John Batman sailed from Launceston to Port Phillip landing on the Twenty -sixth day ofMay 1835. John Pascoe Fawkner later charted the `Enterprise` andsettled in Port Phillip October 1835, It was from this beginning that Melbourne grew. One of John`s largest undertaking was a one third share in the Launceston Fishing Company, with separate running accounts for Port Fairy and Portland Bay (the other shares were held by James Henty and Michael Connolly). John`s impact on the new colony of Victoria can not be under estimated.Port Fairy (known as Belfast) was the 2nd larges shipping port for the colony until the late 1800's. John had used Port Fairy as fishing and sealing base for a number of years but on 10th May 1836 he sailed from Launceston with building materials.Within a fortnight of arrival at Port Fairy, a two-storied pre-fabricated weatherboard house was erected on Griffiths Island; it was long known as `Government House`. The existing boatsheds were repaired, new huts, a bake house and cooperage built. Soon after, Jonathan Griffiths erected the first substantial house (of four rooms) on the mainland, beside the Moyne River The township of Port Fairy itself had begun in a non-whaling sense. And further then 1837 Jonathan Griffiths supervised the growing potatoes .... and had raised a bumper crop which sold for Twenty Pounds a ton in Adelaide. Thenon-whaling crop raised by Jonathan Griffiths and his sons brought the first fruits of independent agriculture to Port Fairy. John Griffiths and his partners continuous pastoral and agricultural activity began on a substantial scale from Spring 1836 and by Autumn the following year, there were 1,500 sheep atthe Port Fairy establishment, months before the Henty`s pushed their flocks inland towards the Wannon and years before the general squatter advance into the Western District. Not all John`s ventures proved successful and in the depression of 1842, John was reputed to have lost Seventy Thousand Pound, 10,000 sheep , the whaling station and most of his ships at depression prices. He also lost six ships at see during the 1830`s He soon recovered, however , as the following April (1843) he was building the Steam Flour Mill at Belfast (Port Fairy) and lived in a cottage facing the Moyne River in Gipps Street (between Coxand Banks Streets). Thus John can be credit with growing the first crop (potatoes) and establishing the first flour mill in Victoria as well as being a major contributor to the newsheep/wool industry in Victoria. John moved his back to Tasmania and continued his shipping and farming interest there. Here opened his shipyard and 1850 the barque `Sydney Griffiths`,368 tons, came off the slips (reputedly) to carry the first cargo of wool direct from Port Fairy to London. In 1853 the `Sydney Griffiths` was later(1880`s) lost with all hands. Also in 1851 he built the Tamar brewery with his son-in-law John Scott, The beer they brewed sold as ` the King of Beers XXX`,son Thomas was the Managing Director for twenty-Four years of the thirty-two years he spent with the Company. Thomas was to die in April 1891 and the business continued to trade, under newmanagement, until after the First World War when it was taken over by Boag`s Brewery. In 1858 John returned to Port Fairy to aided in the erection of a Lighthouse on Griffiths Island. Sadly at the Tamar Regatta on March 8th. 1859 his sons John and Harry were drowned so in 1863 John moved from the Tamar to Port Sorell and opened a shipbuilding yard. Several vessels were built there including the `Bitter Beer` (in which John lost two sons) Later he established a shipyard at Formby (now called Devonport),opening on the Mersey River. He also built the first five shops in the main street of Devonport and the first wharf In all he would have built over 50 ships many in partnership with his brother in-law George Plummer and in later times his son Sydney who was to take over the management of Griffiths shipbuilding after John`s death in 1881. (Jonathan Griffiths Australian Heritage)
 
Griffiths, John (I6357)
 
58 About McROBERTS, James William
Christening Rec.: Ref Number: V1854937 58 Parish: Sydney, St James`, Independent (Congregational) NSW BDM Death rec. : 185605140 122/1856 [died Cumberland aged 20 months - parents unnamed] Australian Vital Records Index: MCROBERTS, James CD 606815 Death Age at Death: 20 Mont Death Place: Cumberland Index Year: 1856 Reg Year: 1856 Reg State: New South Wales Ref Number: 1 year and 8 months at time of death. Commemorated on same gravestone as brother Arthur Sydney McRoberts (d. 23/5/1860).

 
McRoberts, James William (I8491)
 
59 About McROBERTS, Robert
Took over the license of the Crown Inn from Thomas Johnson. Proprietor of the Crown Inn, 565 George Street, Sydney in 1861 and 1863 (Sands Sydney Commercial Directory, 1861 & Sands Sydney Alphabetical Directory, 1863]. Birth mentioned in IGI. Informant of death: James McRoberts (Brother) of Parramatta. Witnesses of burial: John Brooks and Robert Guy. Undertakers: C. Kinsela and Son. Originally interred in the Old Sydney Burial Ground which was demolished in 1901 to make way for Central Railway Station. Remains removed to Rookwood Cemetery, CE, Section 4, Nr. 4923-4. Exhumation Permited granted to daughter Mrs. S. L. Campbell, 58 Palace Street, Petersham [Sarah Louisa McRoberts]. ------------ NSW DEATH CERTIFICATE: Robert McROBERTS, Hotel Keeper, George Street, died 19 October 1866 at the age of 46 years. Cause of Death: Dropsy as certified by D.E. Lauder. Parents of Deceased: John McRoberts and Sarah MILLIGAN. Informant of Death: James McRoberts, brother, Parramatta. Buried in Sydney 21 October 1866. Witnesses to burial: John Brooks, Robert Guy. Robert McRoberts was born in Ireland and had been 25 years in the Colony of NSW. He married Sarah JOHNSTON (sic) in Sydney Abt 1847. There were 3 boys and 3 girls living at the time of death. [N.B. Johnston should be JOHNSON] ------------ Will no. 7006-1 (p)(Source Jennifer Leslie)

 
McRoberts, Robert (I7972)
 
60 Accidental death by Drowning. It is supposed he fell between the vessel's side and the wharf while attempting to come ashore during the night and when no one was within hearing. Griffiths, Henry (I8588)
 
61 Ada and Henry were married at the residence of Ada's Aunt, Mrs Sarah Hedditch, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia by John S Greer, Minister of the Weslyan Methodist Church. Family (F3746)
 
62 Ada passed away on 6 October 1927 at the residence of her son-in-law (Mr Winslow C. Taylor), Perth West Australia. Plummer, Ada Theresa (I7819)
 
63 Ada Theresa Dutton is buried in the Church of England section of the Cornelian Bay Cemetery in Section VV Site Number 96. She was aged 65 at the time of her burial and her details are contained in Record No 1B23106, 1B26641. See attached details Plummer, Ada Theresa (I7819)
 
64 Ada was a young unmarried mother and apparently looked after her daughter for a while before giving her up for adoption. She nursed for a while but gave it up due to deafness. Ada never married and helped look after her parents. She apparently followed details of her daughter throughout her life and died 3 1/2 years after Effie. Tiller, Ada Emily (I0368)
 
65 Ada was cremated at the Rookwood Crematorium on Wednesday 29 June 1966. Kerr, Ada Mary (I11080)
 
66 Adam Veitch is buried with his wife Jessie and daughter Kathleen. Their grave is located at the Magill Cemetery, Magill, South Australia in Plot number 323. Veitch, Adam (I1189)
 
67 Adelaide Mary Foran, known as Ida, was born 9th of November 1873, the second of two daughters of Philip Foran (a farmer in Bathurst) and Adelaide Ann Australia Shore-Vickery. Her older sister, Ellen Frances was born in 1872. Adelaide had several step siblings, one of them is her half sister Josephine Vickery who was born in 1879 in Bathurst.
Adelaide's father, Phillip and Cornelius(the father of Frederick Burcher's wife Ellen),were brothers, the two youngest of five children of Patrick Foran and Ellen Grady.
Patrick Foran's Granddaughters, Adelaide Mary married Wilhelm Bottcher in 1909 and Ellen married Wilhelm's son Frederick Bottcher in 1912.
Adelaide and her sister Ellen were raised by the Foran family from the early years of their lives.
Adelaide spent some years in a boarding school and was well educated. She came to Sydney, looking for work, where she was introduced to Wilhelm Bottcher who was looking for someone to look after the children while he was working.
Wilhelm and Adelaide married at Waterloo New South Wales in 1909, the second marriage for both.
According to the Electoral roll, they lived at 58 Union St Erskinville from 1908 to 1914. They then moved to 169 Smithfield Rd Smithfield New South Wales sometime before 1915 and had a son, Adelbert in 1916. Adelbert was affectionately known as Bertie by the family.
Adelaide suffered congestive Cardiac Failure (heart attack) in February 1958 and was taken to Wynleigh Private Hospital at Strathfield where she died of Coronary Occlusion on 23rd April 1958, aged 84. Her funeral was held at Rookwood Crematorium, Church of England Section and her ashes were scattered in the rose garden.


 
Foran, Adelaide Mary (I6293)
 
68 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I6294)
 
69 Adele Clara Muir (n.Plummer) was buried at car Villa Monumental Cemetery on 2/4/1949. Her grave is located in Area Monumental Cemetery, Location C6, Number 203.00 Plummer, Adele Clara (I7733)
 
70 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3918)
 
71 After Eric's apprenticeship he worked for his father and eventually took over the business. He became a master painter and house decorator. He was selected for South Australia in interstate schoolboys football carnival in Canberra from which he struck a life-long friendship with a son of the family with whom he was billeted during that carnival. At an early age he was invited to join the Norwood Football club and progressed through Junior and Senior Colts teams, both of which he was elected Captain, before selection to the former "B" Grade and then finally to the senior league side for which he played for ten years. During that period he was selected to join the State Squad to play Victoria. On retirement from the league side he became captain/coach of the "B" side for two years before retiring from playing when he then coached the colts sides and church football teams. He was a selector and interstate teams manager for South Australia Amateur League for many years and was still holding those positions at the time of his death.
He saw active service in the famed 2/48th battalion seeing service in Palestine, Syria, Egypt and North Africa (including El Alemain).
He was actively involved in the Masonic Lodge being a Past Worshipful Master of Torrens Valley Lodge and held other offices for many years. He was a member of the management committee of the Payneham Masonic Hall Trust, a Past Worshipful Master of United Service Mark Lodge, a Past First Principal of St. Peters Royal Arch Chapter, a Past Worshipful Commander of Emulation Royal Ark Mariners Lodge, a Past Most Wise Sovereign of Emulation Chapter of Rose Croix of Heredom and a foundation member of Payneham St. Aidan Chapter of Rose Croix of Heredom as well as Knight Templar degree. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992) 
Matthews, Eric Allan (I1013)
 
72 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4324)
 
73 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4323)
 
74 After Gladys died, he married Beulah Dutton Callaway, William Edmund Lane (I7758)
 
75 After the death of his mother, Stephen lived with his father at Stoney Creek. When his father died, Stephen purchased the property and lived there until 1920. He sold the property and moved to Mudge. He married, had twin girls and a boy. Stephen died in 1972, age 95 and is buried at Mudgee, New South Wales.
 
Smith, Stephen Francis (I0234)
 
76 After the divorce of his parents and the remarriage of his mother Fred's Surname was changed to Robinson (his mothers new married name) in 1906 Jackson, Frederick John Dettmer (I10726)
 
77 After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 12th Battalion returned to Egypt and, in March 1916, sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918 the battalion took part in bitter trench warfare. The battalion?s first major action in France was at Pozi?res in the Somme valley in July 1916. After Pozi?res, the battalion fought at Ypres in Flanders and then returned to the Somme for winter.

In 1917 the battalion took part in the brief advance that followed the German Army?s retreat to the Hindenburg Line. For their valorous actions near Boursies during this advance, Captain J. E. ?Jim? Newland, commanding A Company, and Sergeant J. W. Whittle were each awarded the Victoria Cross. The battalion subsequently returned to Belgium to participate in the offensive that became known as the Third Battle of Ypres.

In March and April 1918 the battalion helped to stop the German spring offensive, and later participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as ?the black day of the German Army in this war?.

The battalion continued operations until late September 1918. At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent. Soon after, the members of the AIF began to return to Australia for demobilisation and discharge. 
Muir, George Washington (I7739)
 
78 After their marriage, Ethel and James lived at "Pine View" where their three children wer born. All their lives, Ethel and James were active in the community - Ethel maintaining active participation in the Red Cross, Country Women's Association, Methodist Ladies' Guild and the Watchman Hall Committee. During her lifetime she only missed one Balaklava Show. James represented Watchman Ward on the Balaklava District Council (for 28 years including a period as Chairman), was a life member of the Agricultural Bureau, and a President of the Balaklava Show Society. This deep involvement in community affairs has been continued by their children, Ethel maintained close links with all her relatives, providing a home for her sister Eliza and brother John, after the death of their father.
Ethel and James celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in 1964, with a gathering of the family and friends at the Watchman Hall. After James' death, Ethel lived with her daughter Ethel (Ettie), She died in her 91st year and is buried with James. (The Tucker Family in Australia,1992) 
Spillane, James (I4398)
 
79 After their marriage, Harry joined the Railways and was posted to Tailem Bend. The couple lived there all of their married life, in a Railways house provided for employees. There were no children. Harry loved to fish in the Murray River, and could be seen in his little boat, fishing as often as time would allow. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992) Gray, Harold William (I3537)
 
80 Aged 1.5 Hours Willingham, Lindsay Gordon (I5600)
 
81 aged 39 Webber, Jessie Louisa (I3045)
 
82 Agnes May Josephine Dillon (n. Kennedy) was buried on 10 October 1942 at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery and Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia. Her Grave is located in Grave Mortuary 2, Area 16, Grave 2646. Kennedy, Agnes May Josephine (I6499)
 
83 Agnes may Violet Waller (n. Ridgway) funeral departed her Mothers residence, 33 Bucknell Street Newtown, Monday 5 March 1945 at 2:15pm for the Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood, No. 3 Mortuary. Ridgway, Agnes May Violet (I11930)
 
84 Agnes May Violet Waller and her still born twins died 04 Mar 1945 and are buried in the Catholic Cemetery Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia and are buried in Section M2, Area 18, Grave 442. Agnes's Daughter Audrey also shares this grave. Ridgway, Agnes May Violet (I11930)
 
85 Agnes Peart (Remington) is Buried in The Burwood Cemetery, Victoria reg No. 54223, Loctation PD 88, Area PD-D, age 94 Peart, Agnes (I11583)
 
86 Aircraftman Hurtle Rex tiller 48783, enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force 16 June 1942 at Adelaide, South Australia. He served at 1 School of Technical Training, until his discharge on 11 September 1944. Tiller, Hurtle Rex (I1358)
 
87 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4724)
 
88 Alan has been a steward for Qantas Airline and a Travel consultant at various agencies. Alan has travelled extensively, visiting most countries. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992) Sulley, Alan Christopher (I3356)
 
89 Alan William Mullins, service number Nx192903 (N81033)enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 May 1944, Place of Enlistment Lae, New Guinea as a Signalman in 4 Aust Fd Regt Sig Sec and was discharged on 10 Jan 1946 Mullins, Alan William (I11136)
 
90 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I5492)
 
91 Albert Alexander Butcher was the first child of Gladys Rose Kirkwood and Albert Edward Butcher. He was born on 04 may 1924 in Sydney, New South Wales.
When he was 5 weeks old he got very sick and the doctors told Gladys and Albert he wouldn't make it through the night. He did and grew up to be a tall man, 6ft 5 1/2ins.
He worked for the New South Wales Railroad as a supervisor at the old Darling Harbour Goods Yards. He use to play the oboe and clarinet. He never married. He died of a heart attack after catching the Hong Kong Flu in 1971. 
Butcher, Albert Alexander (I2431)
 
92 Albert Alexander Charles Cork enlisted in the Australian Army at Burwood, New South Wales, Australia, on 16 Jul 1942 and served until his discharge on 7 Dec 1945. His last posting at time of discharge was HQ 11 Aust Div. Cork, Albert Alexander Charles (I10971)
 
93 Albert and Violet's divorce was granted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 28th January 1943, Registered No. 393.42 Receipt No. 43M558, Dated 19th February 1943, Sydney (these details are stamped on the Marriage Certificate). Family (F3831)
 
94 Albert Edward Bell, Application Number KC00030317 Karrakatta Cremation, Date of Death 13Jul1968, Memorialised at Karrakatta Cemetery, Garden of Remembrance, crematorium rose Gardens, site 6J, Position 0013 Bell, Albert Edward (I10503)
 
95 Albert Edward Butcher was the 11th Child of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Bottcher. He was born on 9 November 1902 at the family home at 8 Campbell St Alexandria, New South Wales. You would have noticed that this is the third variation of the children s surnames. It all stemmed down to the pronunciation of the German Name Bottcher. It is pronounced "Burcher", But in the case of Albert, the midwife's handwriting was very bad and his surname was transcribed as "Butcher".
Albert was 17 months old in 1904 when his mother died and 7 years old when his father remarried. Albert lived with his father and his stepmother Adelaide Foran till he was 15 years old. He then went to live with his sisters Rita and Minnie at Newtown. He was fond of Adelaide and kept in touch with her after his father's death in 1928. He also lived for a short time with his sister Mary, as just about all of his siblings did at one time or another.
Albert's daughter Joyce recalls that her Aunty Rita said Albert was very good looking, tall and blond. He loved swimming, he used to swim at the Domain baths where a friendship was formed with Andrew (boy) Charlton, the Olympic champion. Andrew was younger then my dad, my father became his team mate at the baths and often beat him when he swam against him."
When he was younger, Albert worked for Fowler's Potteries, which was one of the most successful business's of it's kind. The 6.9 hectare site in Fitzroy St Marrickville employed 400 people for over 40 years.
Albert was living at Alexandria when he married Gladys Rose Kirkwood, daughter of Hilda Rose Davis and Alexander Kirkwood on 10 November 1923. It was one day after his 21st Birthday. They were married in St Pauls Church of England, Redfern, New South Wales. It was the same church that Alberts sister Mary was married in 23 years previously, exactly to the day on the 10th November.
After Gladys and Albert were married, he started working with his Father-in-Law Alexander Kirkwood, who was a Master painter. He took Albert under his wing and taught him painting, paper hanging and decorating. Together, they worked on a number of Sydney's theaters, one being the Capital Theater at Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales.
The depression years were very hard and they often had to go to the country to find work. Albert later got work with Sargents, the pastry cooks, pie/tea room family. He did the painting and decorating in their cafes, and factory. He was with them for many years, until he retired at the age of 69 in 1971, the same year that his son Albert died.
His daughter Joyce recalls "Dad was a quietman, gentle in nature, a Christian. We often had musical evenings in our home, Dad playing the Banjo and mouth organ, mum played the violin and sang. Mum sand soprano, something in the style of Gladys Moncrieff (a well known Australian singer of the 1920s to 1950s). Mum use to have singing lessons with one of her cousins when she was in her teens. My brother Albert played the oboe and the clarinet. We had good times together.
Dad loved to got to the football matches, he was a St George fan. He was a good husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Bankstown rifle club and won the Gibson cup in 1928, as well as many other awards over the years. He loved his family very much, his sisters and brothers and his father meant the world to him".
Albert Edward Butcher died on the 12 September 1977, two months before his 74th Birthday. 
Butcher, Albert Edward (I2430)
 
96 Albert Edward Butcher, funeral service held at 3.10pm, Wednesday 14 September 1977 at the Crematorium, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia Butcher, Albert Edward (I2430)
 
97 Albert Enlisted in the A.I.F. on 7 Nov 1917 and on 22 Mar 118 Embarked for active service abroad. He arrived in England on 24 may 1918 and was posted to No.3 Comp Parkhouse. on 04 Oct 1918 he proceeded over seas to France. On 5 Oct 1918 he marched into A.G.B.D Rouelles France. on 14 Nov 1918 he jointed the 9th Field Coy engineers .
On 10 Mar 1919 he was sent back to England with Influenza & laryngitis. on 03 May 1919 he left England for return to Australia on H. T. Leicastershire. He arrived in Sydney on 22 Jun 1919 and was discharged from the A.I.F. at Sydney - Medically unfit - Disability not stated on 07 Jul 1919. 
Potts, Albert Ernest William (I9383)
 
98 Albert victor Butland Service number 256 Enlisted in the AIF on 18 June 1915 at Rainbow, Victoria, Australia and served in 58th Battalion, 15th Bridgade of the Australian Imperial force until his death on 19th June 1918 and was buried at the Military Cemetery, Vignacourt, France Butland, Albert Victor (I5589)
 
99 Albert was buried at the Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Trust on 17 Nov 1924. His grave is located at Anglican Monumental, Section 2A - 0340 Potts, Albert Ernest William (I9383)
 
100 Albert was killed in World War I. Butland, Albert Victor (I5589)
 

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