Genealogy Data Page 6 (Notes Pages)

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OPIE Rhoda Augusta (I144) [Female] b. 16 JAN 1893 Neudorf, SA, Australia - d. 1968 Registered 1969

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations
Inc, 2010.Original data - Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral
roll].Original data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral
roll];

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Title: Cemetery Index

Residence: 1963

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations
Inc, 2010.Original data - Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral
roll].Original data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral
roll];

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

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WIFE Second (I145) [Female]

Thor's second wife was English. She had a daughter living in QLD from previous marriage. Thor apparently met her on an overseas trip

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KOOK Delysia Ottiley (I146) [Female] b. 04 OCT 1923 - d. 1937 Victoria, Australia

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

Source
Title: Cemetery Index

Emigration: Died aged about 14 years of appendicitus

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

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KOCK Jacob Peter Cornelius (I147) [Male] b. 31 MAY 1858 Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark - d. 01 FEB 1935 Hyde Park, South Australia, Australia

Source
Author: Parish Register (church book) Sankt Olai's Kirk, Helsingør
Title: St. Olai Parish Register

Occupation: Photographer: ABT 1884
Event - Arrival: on Manapouri via NZ: FEB 1885

Source
Title: Victorian Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists 1852 - 1923

Naturalization: Australian Naturalization: 07 DEC 1899

Source
Author: Australian Federal Government
Title: Australian National Archives

Residence: MAY 1891

Source
Author: Australian Federal Government
Title: Australian National Archives

Emigration: Emmigrant Status Registered in Kobenhaven, Denmark: 02 OCT 1884

Source
Title: Danish Emigration Database

Address: 24 Fashoda St. / Hyde Park, South Australia / Australia: 01 FEB 1935
Census: Jacob Peter Cornelius Kock 21 Ugift Deres Barn Handelskontorist Helsingør: 1880

Source
Title: Newspaper Article

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Deaths

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Residence: 1914

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Marriage certificate and Lear family bible state date of birth as July 31, 1858 (incorrectly)

Peter's family in Denmark reputedly worked as advisors to the Danish royal family and worked in the palace. Peter, for some unknown reason or indiscretion, was sent by his family, to Australia to live (family folk lore)

The reason may have been that his family were legal advisors and Peter was expected to take up law studies. Instead, he took up photography, alienating himself from the family. Again, family folk lore says that he sent money back to Denmark all his working life. Was he paying for the upkeep of an illegitimate child?

From an early photograph of himself, it appears he worked for, or was proprietor of a photography studio in Copenhagen (probably between 1776-1880):
G.W. Alexandersen (Proprietor's name)
(P.C. Koch's Efterf.) (P.C. Koch's successor)
Fotografisk Atelier (photographic studio)
43 Vesterbrogade (street address)
Kjobenhavn (Copenhagen)
Pladen bevares/opbevares for Efterbestilling (the plate is kept for re-ordering)

Victorian Marriage certificate records (indexes) show spelling of Peter's name as "Kork" - almost certainly a transcription error. His children's birth records all show names as Kock.

South Australian Electoral Rolls, Legislative Council 1909, Southern District, Victoria, Mt. Gambier record #711 shows:
Kock, Jacob Peter C.,Chute St. Mt. Gambier, Photographer, Occupier (ie not owner)

Sands Directories show:
Kook P.C. Photographer, Commercial St. Mt. Gambier, S.A.
for the period 1895 to 1914.

Peter's addresses in Adelaide were:
1916 68 Thomas St. Unley
1920-26 38 Fashoda St.
Hyde Park
1934/5 24 Fashoda St.
Hyde Park

Per Gladys Kook's birth certificate Peter was born in Elsinore, Denmark. Elsinore, known as Helsingor (Parish of Frederiksborg) in Danish, is a Danish seaport on the E. coast of the island of Sjaelland (Zealand), 28 miles north of Copenhagen. Population in 1955=24,000. Opposite town of Halsingborg (3 miles away). Town started in 1425. Castle of Kronborg, built by Frederick II in Dutch renaissance style. This may be the castle with which the family are associated. The castle guarded the entrance to the harbour and was the toll collection point for all ships entering the harbour. It was also the castle made famous in the Shakespear play Hamlet.

More recently, the town has a successful shipyard, a Carmelite monastery, St. Maria Church, old hospital, Marienlyst castle and the ruins of the castle of Eric of Pommern. (Encyclopaedia Brittanica)

From Davies book " The Mechanical Eye: A history of Australian Photography 1840-1900" Davies author. Following details:

Hewitt Photographic Studios
95 Swanston St.
Melbourne, Vic
Operated from 1867 to 1880
(a photograph of Peter's wife Ada & is held by Athalie Jacobs.It has the Hewitt name label on the rear.)
American Gem Studio
Allen & Gove
95 Swanston St.
Melbourne, Vic
Operated from 1881 to 1886

(Since this operated at the same address as Hewitt and Peter had no business of his own until 1888, it is reasonable to assume he probably worked at both these studios between 1885 and 1886)

Kook & Thompson
168 Clarendon St.
South Melbourne, Vic
Operated 1888

Kook & Thompson
202 Clarendon St.
South Melbourne, Vic
Operated from 1889 to 1893 (have a picture of Gladys with this shop name)

David C. Kook
Mt. Gambier, SA
Operated 1893 (most probably a misprint for Peter Kook - see following entry)

Peter C. Kook
Mt. Gambier, SA
Operated 1895 to 1900 (this book does not record history beyond 1900 so Peter was most likely still active until 1914 as indicated from the Sands directories earlier)

Fruhling Studios
62 Rundle St.
Adelaide, SA
Operated from 1896 to after 1923 (this is probably where Peter Kook worked when he went to Adelaide from Mt. Gambier). See notes with Shirley Hanson.

According to the index of church records for St. Olai's Church (Sankt Olai Kirkes) Jacob was christened 5/31/1858. Following up with original church record on microfilm # 0048576 Fodte og Dobte 1849-1861 (births & deaths)

LDS Church has following records:
Parish register to 1915
Census returns
Probate records
Military Levying Roles
Danish Passport Records (Name,occupation,Place of residence,destination,date of issue)
Emigration Records 1868-1910 (Name,Occupation, age, destination, embarked at)

According to Moya King, Jacob was a small person, a gentleman and hard working. He drank excessively. His wife was extremely intelligent, in fact an intellectual snob. She harassed him constantly. Jacob is known to have attempted suicide at least once, being saved by his daughter Gladys on that occasion.

The Church of Sankt Olai Book Jacob's birth registration lists the following witnesses:
(Fru=Mrs.) Schmidt
(Fru=Mrs Gri?) Stangerup
Dr. Claudi ................Petersen
Langrmaud L. Gunnersen
Malmar Schmidt

November 7, 1998: Found record of Kock, Jacob P.C. in Danish Emmigration records on line. It states:
Date of registration for Emmigration: October 2, 1884
Occupation: Restaurator
Age: 26
Destination: Melbourne
Contract #: 2683
Current Residence: Copenhagen
Reference #: I8486K0509

Sandy Barrie, researching early Australian photographers, provided the following info on JPC Kock:

Kook & Thompson.
168 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Vic 1888
202 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Vic 1889 - 93

Kook, Peter C.
West End Portrait Parlours. Manger.
112 & 114 Victoria St West,
Melbourne, Vic circa 1890

Kook, Jacob P.C. & Co.
202 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Vic 1891 - 92

Kook, David C.
Mount Gambier, SA 1893

Dana Studios.
Commercial St, Mount Gambier, SA 1895 - 14
(owned and operated by Peter Kook)
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Title [Thomas Hunter Shellard]
Creator Kook and Thompson
Subject Shellard, Thomas Hunter Portraits.
Description Bust, slightly to left.
Publisher State Library of Victoria
Format text/html
Format image/jpeg
Managed by IsFormatOf Item H40987 held State Library of Victoria
Date or place [ca. 1888]
Rights Reproduction rights owned by the State Library of Victoria.
Go to Original image
(One of Kook's photographs which is held by the state library of Victoria and the National Archives)
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Possible arrival in Melbourne
KOCK F 26 APR 1885 SORRENTO B 449 001
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SORRENTO 1881
The SORRENTO was a 2,364 gross ton ship, length 320ft x beam 36.2ft, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 600-3rd class passengers only. Built by A.Stephen & Sons, Glasgow for the Sloman Line's Hamburg - Australia service, she was launched on 21st Dec.1881. Transferred to the newly formed Union Line in 1886, she started her first Hamburg - New York sailing on 24th Apr.1886. She continued this service until commencing her last Hamburg - New York sailing on 13th Sep.1899. On 10th Nov.1902 she was wrecked near Cape Finisterre, Spain.[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.1166]
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MANAPOURI
Manapouri Launched 1882 1910 cargo only, 1915 sold to Moller & Co., Shanghai, renamed Lindsay Moller. 1,783 tons. Originally owned by the Union Steamship Company NZ, it plied bewteen NZ and Australia

MANAPOURI 1882
Single screw Union Steam Plowman
Built Dumbarton 1,783 tons, used Tasman trade till 1895 then to
Fiji. Laid up Port Chalmers 22/10/1913. Sold 1915. Torpedoed
1942. Sunk 12/1/1945
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HEWITT Mr
Mount Gambier photographer, bookseller and stationer George Watson (q.v.) advertised in the Border Watch, on 5 August 1891: ‘Reopening of Studio – G. Watson desires to inform his numerous patrons that he has secured the services of Mr Hewitt, a thoroughly efficient artist, who has had large experience in the studios of Messrs Yeoman & Co., also the Royal Studio, Royal Arcade, Melbourne, and is now prepared to turn out first-class work in the latest and most improved style of photography. Enlargements artistically finished and framed in latest style. Not wishing to exhibit the work of a former employee, I am desirous of getting an entirely new set of specimens, and in order to do so will photograph free of charge all sitters (adults or children) for two weeks.’
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MOUNT GAMBIER PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB

On Monday 23 February 1903 fifteen amateur and professional
photographers met in Rubenkonig's coffee room at Mount Gambier in
response to advertisements placed in the local papers. The purpose of
the meeting was to consider the formation of a photographic club. The
Australian Photographic Journal reported: 'The idea of starting it
originated with Mr Newling, who was one of the promoters of the first
society in Melbourne, which is now a large and highly prosperous body.
Mr Newling pointed out some of the principal objects of such a club and
the advantages it would confer upon its members, and expressed his
surprise that in a district like this, possessing such beautiful and
varied scenery, and so many amateurs in the art, a photographic club had
not been formed years ago. The gentlemen present appeared to be
enthusiastic in favor of the establishment of a club and . it was
resolved that "The Mount Gambier Photographic Club" should be formed and
all present become members.'

Officers elected were: President, Mr P. Kook; Vice-presidents, C.
Newling and J.I. Underwood; secretary, Mr E.D. Senior; treasurer, Mr G.
Webber. After Mr Kannenberg had taken some flashlight photographs of the
gathering with his 'fine new Watson and Sons Acme camera' the meeting
closed with a coffee supper.

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LEAR Adelaide Theresa (I148) [Female] b. 14 APR 1863 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia - d. 05 AUG 1935 Unley, South Australia, Australia

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Source
Author: Adelaide Theresa Lear (notes)?
Title: Lear Family Bible

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Event - Letter: Book presented to Ada by her grandmother: 12 DEC 1877
Residence: 1905
Address: 24 Fashoda St. / Hyde Park, SA / Australia

Source
Title: Anecdotal

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Deaths

Residence: 24 Fashoda St.: 1935

Birth Index shows 1863 birth:#7176, Lear Bible shows 1864.

Hewitt Photographic Studios
95 Swanston St.
Melbourne, Vic

Operated from 1867 to 1880
(a photograph of Peter's wife Ada is held by Athalie Jacobs with the Hewitt name label on the rear.)

Book for 4th class award at St. Kilda 4/13/1876
Book for Xmas from Ada's grandmother 12/12/1877
Book from Peter to wife Ada 7/24/1893

Ada and Jacob also fostered Alf Lear son of Percy and Joyce Lear from about 1916 to 1922 after Joyce died and Percy ignored/abandond the children

Ada's mother Theresa apprenticd her son (unsure which one) to a photographic company in Melbourne. She sued them in 1884 after they went into voluntary liquidation and cacelled the apprenticeship. It is likely that this involvement with the photographic world resulted in Ada meeting JPC Kook at a Melbourne photographic studio

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LEAR Francis Edward (I149) [Male] b. 09 MAY 1867 Carlton, Melbourne, Vic - d. 11 MAY 1932 Camberwell, Victoria, Australia

Source
Title: Victorian Births

Occupation: Box Manufacturer: 1932
Address: 761 Burke Rd. / Camberwell, Vic /

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

According to death cert there were no children

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LEAR James Ward (I150) [Male] b. 05 APR 1902 Margate, Kent, England - d. 15 JUL 1978 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Source
Title: Ryerson Index of Newspaper Obits and Deaths NSW
Publication: Name: Sydney Morning Herald index;

Had a long affair with Beryl Kook.
Involved with the theater. (per Moya King 7/29/94))
Comedian in theatre. Rosemary Lear has newspaper articles
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Interview Adrian St Leon - 10 and 12 August 1975

MARK: These Wirths you saw then were not the same ones that had the circus?

ADRIAN: No … I think they were Johnny, Harry, Phillip and George's brothers. I think so, but it could have been their uncles or cousins or something like that … In those days they used to wander up and down Castlereagh Street and Pitt Street … and play. They were good musicians, all brass of course. It was common for a lot of musicians to busk in those days outside of hotels … They were pedal organ players … Bud Atkinson was our advance agent in New Zealand … I do know that one of my family went to Milan. I would think it would be Cass. He went over there to bring back photos of the statues which we used to copy … The Tivoli wanted a special act so we decided to put on The Rentfrew Statue act. We engaged, with the act, a little boy called Jimmy Lear, Ward Lear's son … So we put together the statue act and we practised at St George's Hall, Newtown … We had always had a statue act in the circus and, after I finished my carpentry, I joined the statue act. I was the baby statue in FitzGerald's Circus when I was two years old. I used to come in just at the last moment when they was making the last pyramid and they would pull me right up to the top. Then we'd get in line, walk three paces forward, three paces back and then strike a position, a statue position. If by accident you landed out of position you immediately struck that position and stayed there … We was there every morning practising to each bar, each note as a matter of fact, of Tannhauser … They had this metronome and orchestra there. Imagine what it cost to present this act. They had great trouble in making a groundcloth in black that wouldn't rub off on our white costumes … We used to put the circus up and down many a time with kids' labour after the schools were over. Then they'd give the kids complimentary tickets to come and see the circus … My father and Sammy Bernard started a small circus in New Zealand with about four wagons and a specially imported American buggy with a fringe around the top … Siddy and Eileen Bernard used to play cornet very well and we used to parade into town with this buggy, ahead of the show … My father used to play the concertina for the two Wingate girls to do Spanish dances in the middle of the ring … I used to go, being the drummer, to a station and get a sheepskin and get it buried in the ground with quick-lime, get the wool off it and then scrape it and stretch it over the drum. I do remember my father being considered the best talking and singing clown that Australia ever had … We nearly always had fourteen in our band. It was a big circus band

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LEAR Hinemoa Florence Viola (I151) [Female] b. 1906 Auckland, New Zealand - d. 22 MAY 1998 New South Wales, Australia

Source
Title: Anecdotal

Source
Title: New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages

Source
Title: New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages

Source
Title: New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages

Source
Title: Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
Publication: Name: On line database;

Source
Title: Newspaper Article

Involved in theater. Dancer (ballet?)
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Mum's name Hinemoa, she was born in Auckland,N.Z.and was named after a
famous NZ Moari princess, Hinemoa, who's main claim was she fell in love and
swam from the south Island to the North island to be with her lover, quite a
feat when you consider flippers weren't invented until the fifities.
From Kent Harrisson (April 2002)
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Hinemoa and Tutanekai

Hinemoa was a chieftainess of the tribe which lived in the village of Owhata on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

In this lake is the island of Mokoia some 4km across the water from Owhata. There lived another well born, but unfortunately illegitimate, young man named Tutanekai. The tribes of the two young people sometimes visited one another for social occasions and thus Hinemoa and Tutanekai had come to know and love one another.

The affair had had to be pursued very discreetly and had progressed little beyond clandestine hand-holding and a mutual declaration of affection. At night however Tutanekai would sit on the verandah of his house which was on a hillside overlooking the lake and would play his flute. A gentle breeze often wafted the sounds of the music to Hinemoa as she stood on the lake shore. It was reputed that skilled flute players could breathe words into their instruments and Hinemoa could sense the declaration of love which the music bore.

However, as often happens on such occasions, the path of true love did not run smoothly. Hinemoa's relatives suspected that she had fallen in love with Tutanekai and whilst they considered him a nice young man he was after all . . . ! So every night they ensured that the canoes were well beached so that Hinemoa would be unable to pull them into the water on her own and go to her lover.

One night as Hinemoa stood there with heavy heart and eyes full of tears, listening to the plaintive melody of Tutanekai's flute, she felt she could bear it no longer. Going down to the water's edge at a place called Wairerewai, she sang a low mournful song.

E te tau, e te tau,
Ka wehe koe i au!
Tu tonu ake nei taku aroha.
Nga tikapa kei te houhi.
Kua hua au, e te tau,
Mau taua e kau mai,
Kia rokohanga mai e hua,
Rurutu ana i taku moe.
Kia puripuri au nga takitaki
No Whitirere kei runga.
Kia rakuraku au to tuara nui
Puru ki te kauri
Taku tau e!

Lover mine, lover mine,
I'm separated far from thee!
Alas my sweet beloved
Would that thou'd come for me!
Then searching, slowly paddling,
Thy willing wife thou'd find,
And both would flee together.
Would that I were in thy dear home
Within Whitirere's threshold there above!
I'd greet thee fondly and embrace
Thy lordly form, with chief's tattoo adorned -
O Lover mine!

She then lashed six gourds together as floats, and casting her clothes aside in order to swim unencumbered, she dived into the lake and guided by the music she swam the long journey to Mokoia. When she finally reached the island, cold and exhausted from many hours in the water, she realised that she was naked and her natural shyness overcame her. Just beyond the beach she came upon a hot pool called Waikimiha and entered it. She was trembling with cold and weariness but her heart was full of joy.

Some time later she heard footsteps and the shadowy figure of a man began filling a calabash with water from a cold spring next to the pool.

Hinemoa imitated a man's voice and called out gruffly, "Who is that water for?"

"I am the slave of Tutanekai. The water is for my master," the water-bearer answered.

Hinemoa's heart raced at being so close to her beloved's house but she said nothing. Instead her hand came out of the darkness, seized the calabash and broke it against the rocks. The startled slave raced back to Tutanekai and reported the strange happening. Tutanekai was too tired and heartbroken to worry and sent the slave back for more water.

Several times more the slave had his calabash taken from him and broken until at last Tutanekai decided to take action. He reached for his war club and strode down to the pool to kill the person who had thus insulted him. As he came to the pool he cried fiercely:

"Who is my enemy after whom I shall name the cup I shall make from his skull?!"

He groped around the edges of the pool until he caught an arm and pulling on it drew his adversary out into the moonlight.

"Tutanekai," she whispered, "It is I, Hinemoa."

He stared at her and then took her in his arms and led her back to his house.

The next morning the lovers slept late and when at last Tutanekai's father sent a slave to wake him, the fellow reported back that peeping through the doorway he had seen not two feet but four! Thereupon Hinemoa and Tutanekai emerged and their union was acclaimed by the tribe.

At the same time, across the lake, large waka were seen approaching from Owhata. They knew it was her father Te Umukaria and they expected war, but the two peoples made peace amid much rejoicing.

The clear waters of Waitemata Harbour never gave back such a beautiful image, nor the flowing waters of the Waikato, nor the bottomless depths of Taupo, as did the lake of Rotorua on the evening when the world was calm and Hinemoa looked down into its depths and was full of gladness.

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LEAR Thelma May Wardrop (I152) [Female] b. 04 JUL 1904 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - d. 11 NOV 1997 New South Wales, Australia

Source
Title: Anecdotal

Source
Title: Ryerson Index of Newspaper Obits and Deaths NSW
Publication: Name: Sydney Morning Herald index;

Phone: 02 522 9716

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FIDDEN Kenneth Francis Evans (I154) [Male] b. 1903 New South Wales, Australia - d. 26 JUL 1982 Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia

Source
Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

Source
Title: Anecdotal

Source
Title: Ryerson Index of Newspaper Obits and Deaths NSW
Publication: Name: Sydney Morning Herald index;

Worked for 52 years with RCA Australia. Introduced talking movies to Australian theaters. Retired as managing director.

His mother's side of the family arrived as prisoners on the first fleet.

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LEAR Francis Henry (I157) [Male] b. 10 FEB 1837 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - d. 24 DEC 1907 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Source
Title: State Library of Victoria

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Title: Tasmanian State Archives Web Site

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Footnote: Registration # 7629 #32

Source
Title: Death Certificate

Occupation: Gas Fitter, tinsmith, plumber
Event - Letter: Application to participate in the Burke & Wills expedition of 1860: 1860
Address: Little Hanover St. / Fitzroy, Victoria / Australia
Residence: 152 Bridgeport St. South Melbourne, Independent Means: 1903

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Francis Lear born 1838 applied to participate in the Burke & Wills expedition in 1860 (unsuccessfully). This was 2 years before he married Theresa Watts
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Address shown is at time of birth of Adelaide Theresa Lear.

Sands Melbourne Directory c 1863: Lear, Francis H.
Barkly St., St. Kilda
Sands Melbourne Directory 1892 Lear Frank
Grattan St, Melbourne

Athalie Jacobs has a set of handmade copper cookware (bed warmer, large coffee pot, milk jug & teapot) which was made by Francis Henry Lear for the first International Exhibition in Melbourne in 1880.
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There is no record of a divorce application. from 1861 until his death therfore it is reasonable to assume his wife Theresa did not remarry.
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WATTS Theresa (I158) [Female] b. 16 AUG 1840 Middlesex, England - d. 07 SEP 1917 Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Source
Author: FreeBMD
Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations
Inc, 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales
Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.
© Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Contro;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: 1841 England Census
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc, 2010.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841.
Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public
Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National;

Source
Author: Adelaide Theresa Lear (notes)?
Title: Lear Family Bible

Source
Title: Assisted Immigrants to Australia

Source
Title: St. Catherines (London)

Source
Author: FreeBMD
Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations
Inc, 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales
Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.
© Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Contro;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: 1841 England Census
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc, 2010.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841.
Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public
Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National;

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

Event - Arrival: From London, England to Melbourne on Alexander: DEC 1841

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

Census: 1841 England Census > Middlesex > St Andrew Holborn (above the Bars) > St Andrew Eastern > District 8: 1841

Source
Title: 1841 England Census

Address: Peel St.: 07 SEP 1917
Residence: Merton St.: 1884
Religion: Roman Catholic: 1841

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Footnote: Death Certificate
Address: 74 Balmain St.: 1894
Address: 74 Balmain St.: 1900
Address: 11 Beaconsfield Pde.: 1890
Address: Kerferd St.: 1886
Address: Little Hannover st.: 1863
Residence: 1841

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: 1841 England Census
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc, 2010.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841.
Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public
Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National;

James Watt (1736-1819), inventor of the steam engine, is also a relative. Above courtesy of Thelma Fidden on her 90th birthday (7/94)

Address in 1863 Little Hannover St. Fitzroy (per Adelaide Theresa birth cert.)

Sands directories for Melbourne show Mrs. Theresa Lear (no record of husband) for the following period 1886-1900.
Addresses as follows:
1894-1900 74 Balmain St. RD(?)
1890 11 Beaconsfield Pde. Sth Melbourne
1886-1888 Kerferd St. South Melbourne

Address shown in address panel is at time of death.

Death record for Alfred Ernest Lear states mother = Teresa Harrison as does the death record of Frank Lear (did her mother re-marry at some point?). Note that at the wedding of Frank and Theresa there was a William Harrison as a witness.
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WATTS
Margaret

M

DIVERS

George Richard

1858

1181

WATTS
Margaret

M

MORIARTY

Henry M

1867

2856

WATTS
Margaret

M

SPEARING

Richard

1885

3305

1883 Theresa Lear apprenticed her son to be a photographer. She sued the firm when they dissolved. The article states that she separated from her husband in 1881

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LEAR William Henry Nelson (I159) [Male] b. 30 MAR 1865 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia - d. 21 JUN 1866 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Source
Title: Victorian Births

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

Address: 46 Hanover st. / Fitzroy, Vic. / Australia

Source
Author: Adelaide Theresa Lear (notes)?
Title: Lear Family Bible

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LEAR Rose Alice Maud (I160) [Female] b. 23 JUL 1869 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - d. 1966 Chel. Vic. AUS

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Public Member Trees
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2006;

Source
Title: Victorian Births

Source
Title: Victorian Deaths

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2010;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Public Member Trees
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2006;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Public Member Trees
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:
2006;

Moya receives Xmas cards (as of 7/94) from Freddy Lear (in his eighties) and his wife Edna. They live at:
4/167 Barrabool Rd.
Highton, Victoria 3216
Australia

She claims they have something to do with Rose and that Rose is illegitimate.

There was also an Alf killed in WW2. Mona knows the story. Have since determined that this was Percy H. Lear's son.

Per Edna letter dated 8/26/96 to Moya:

Rose brought up Fred & Ada had Alf. The boys did not see one another after Fred was 5 years old & Alf was six - which was when their father left them.

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LEAR Alfred Ernest (I161) [Male] b. 18 AUG 1871 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - d. 24 AUG 1905 Prince Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Source
Title: Victorian Births

Alfred's mother T(h)eresa must have remarried as she is listed as Teresa Harrison in his death certificate.

Probably the son who was apprenticed to Paythorpe & Dixon, photographers in 1883. See attached newspaper article

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LEAR Wardrop Hamilton (I162) [Male] b. 10 OCT 1874 Bendigo, Victoria, Australia - d. JUN 1949 Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia

Source
Author: Adelaide Theresa Lear (notes)?
Title: Lear Family Bible

Source
Title: Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
Publication: Name: On line database;

Event - Arrival: Arrived Melbourne from Foreign Port Aged 27 with May and Harold (James Ward?): FEB 1904
Census: 1901

Source
Title: UK Census 1901

Source
Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

Event - Arrival: from foreign port aged 19: SEP 1901

Source
Title: Victorian Police Records 1901 - 1936

Lady Emma Hamilton, the de facto wife of Lord Horatio Nelson (Viscount Nelson) (1758-1805) is reputedly a relative of Wardrop.

Note: Old family story reputedly states that a relative (possibly a Lear) was Napoleon's jailer on St. Helena (1815-1821). Note - Napoleon (Bonaparte) was also exiled to Elba (Mediterranean) in 1814 for less than one year.

Actor (vaudeville and comedy).

UK Channel Islands 1901 Census lists Wardrop H. Lear a visitor from Victoria Australia as a worker in an establishemnt and trade as theatrical actor.

Address
Sands Directory 1916
30 Sir John Young Crescent
Sydney NSW

1923
37 Taylor St.
Sydney NSW

1928
1 Dellview St.
Bondi NSW

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LEAR Percy Hercules Melbourne (I163) [Male] b. 17 NOV 1877 St Kilda, Victoria, Australia - d. 03 JAN 1966 Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia

Source
Title: Victorian Births

Source
Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

Address: 33 Waughan St. / Gilgandra, NSW / Australia

Source
Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

Percy left his wife and children when Fred was five and Alf was six (1916?) - according to family rumour. The truth would more likely be that his wife died when the children were 3 and they were cared for by their respective aunts with the father taking no interest

He never returned to the children and never took an interest in them. Percy worked for many years in the circus as a clown.

Alf was brought up by Adelaide Theresa Kook (nee Lear) and Fred by Rose Alice Maud Bell (nee Lear) and was reputedly a "trouble maker"

It is reputed that Percy was sent to jail possibly at this time.

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SHIELDS James (I164) [Male] b. 09 APR 1858 Coromandel Valley, South Australia, Australia - d. 28 MAR 1929 Upper Sturt, South Australia, Australia

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Occupation: Market Gardner, Orchardist, Upper Sturt, SA
Probate: #51601: 03 JUN 1929

Source
Title: Adelaide Advertiser
Publication: Location: On Line;

Footnote: Wescombe family

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Deaths

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Moya believes James died in his early 60s of TB. Athalie says cancer.

James was unable to write (his marriage certificate was signed with an "X"

James was almost certainly of Scottish origins. Robert John Shields born 1853 married 1882 (to Louise TOSTEVIN) and died 1918, also lived in Upper Sturt and was a brother to James

James is definitely Fred's father because the family remembers the names of Fred's sisters and they are all the children of this James.

James died prior to his wife. He apparently left his estate (3,000 pounds) to his wife who in turn left the bulk to Ruby who looked after her for so long to the great and bitter disappointment of Frederick (according to Fred's daughter Athalie)

SA Almanacs
James Shields, Upper Sturt, 1892, 1916, 1923, 1926

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WESCOMBE Emily Adelaide (I165) [Female] b. 16 SEP 1864 Upper Sturt, South Australia, Australia - d. 23 NOV 1943 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Title: Cemetery Index

Probate: 31 MAR 1944
Residence: Electoral Records: 1936
Occupation: Dressmaker: 1937

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Deaths

Source
Title: SA Centennial Park Cemetery
Publication: Name: www.centennialpark.org;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Residence: Austrlian Electoral Records/Dressmaker: BET 1937 AND 1943

Has a relative (Wescombe) living in Wagga Wagga who was doing family research. Wrote to both Moya and Athalie in the late 1980's.

8/8/94 - Mrs. Elizabeth Wescombe
Lot 3 Aspen Rd.
Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. 2650
Australia
Phone 069 224879

Ms. Wescombe is researching the family history for Wescombe's in the 20th Century.

No record of Emily appears in the SA birth record indexes.

Emily was taken care of by Ruby after James died.

Adelaide Advertiser 5/11/1930
Mrs. James Shields, of Upper Sturt,
will leave by the Karoola on Thursday
for an extended tour in the eastern
States.

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SHIELDS Mabel Emily (I166) [Female] b. 18 FEB 1883 Upper Sturt, South Australia, Australia - d. 11 NOV 1934 Malvern, SA, AUS

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Title: South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society online Indexes

Mabel died quite young - the family suspected she committed suicide

All three of the Shields girls married well and educated themselves well. Fred was very jealous because he had to work on the orchard instead of getting an education.

Had a huge house with tennis court and aviary

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