Friday, 28 February 2014

Faces from the past

This face from the past was amongst some of my grandmother's slides that I had digitised the other day.  Does anyone recognise this man?

I have a vague childhood memory of him. (his jumper matches the flowers beautifully)

Nana had hundreds of slides but as she was an avid gardener and member of the local garden club most of those were of plants.
I sorted about 40 that weren't plants and had them digitised.

I think this chap may have been a relative of Dot, my great Uncle Frank's partner.  Great uncle Frank was my grandmother's younger brother.

Uncle Frank and Aunty Dot lived at 3 Prismall Street Altona. 
Below is the only photo I have of them.  It was also in the slide collection.

When I searched google maps for that address I could see that their old house was either rebuilt or extensively renovated but the brick garage next door was the same even considering the 30 odd year gap!

current 3 Prismall Street Altona.

Friday’s Faces from the Past is a geneablogger's daily prompt - a way to highlight photos, of known ancestors or complete unknowns suggested by madar Belkin Gerson of Past-Present-Future.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Milawa cemetery

I am lucky to have found photos of many ancestors and family members headstones.

This post is for the geneabloggers daily blogging prompt, Tombstone Tuesday.

Some sadly no longer exist so I am recording those that do and I'm very grateful to Carol Judkins for all her work photographing and recording headstones.

My 4 x great grandmother, Mary Land, nee Bush, is buried with her young grandson, Robert Joseph Land, at Milawa cemetery, in North East Victoria, Australia.

The old original broken headstone has been replaced by a new one.  I don't know when or by whom as my request to Carol for copies of photos is the first time I have seen them.

The list of cemeteries photographed can be found at  Carol's headstone photos

Mary's husband Joseph died in Norfolk, England in 1852 so Mary came to Australia in 1862 with her daughter, Hephzibah and son in law William Cluff Hulme.  Other family members had earlier already migrated here.

My lineage to Mary Land is as follows:

mum - Amelia Joan Fleming (1937 -2012)
grandmother - Daisy Marion Fleming nee Morgan (1908 - 1998)
great grandmother - Ada May Morgan nee Hulme (1884 - 1965)
gg grandfather - Joseph Hulme (1843 - 1920)
ggg grandmother - Hephzibah Hulme nee Land (1815- 1887)
gggg grandmother - Mary Land nee Bush (1786 - 1875)

Trove Tuesday - A pleasant ride

From the Australasian newspaper on Saturday 27 August 1898.

A wonderful description of the area around Essendon, The Cross Keys Hotel, on to Broadmeadows and surrounds.

National Library of Australia

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Joseph Hulme

 My great great grandfather, Joseph Hulme, was born in Putney, England in 1843, third child and second son of his parents, William Clough/Cluff Hulme and Hephzibah nee Land.

Excerpt from Obituary in "Wangaratta Chronicle" 3-10-1920

After an illness of two years duration, Mr Joseph Hulme died on Sunday, at his home at Milawa, the cause being heart failure.  Throughout he was attentively cared for by his daughters.

The late Mr Hulme was a well known figure in the Milawa and Oxley districts, and had lived there for just on sixty years, carrying on mixed farming and dairying, his herd of Jersey cattle being one of the finest thereabouts.

Mr Hulme, who was 79 years of age was a native of Putney, England and in the year 1860 he came to Australia with his Uncle Mr. Arthur Land, who is still living at Carboor.  The voyage out in the sailing ship "Kent" occupying over 100 days.

His father was the late William Cluff Hulme of Milawa.  Mr Hulme did not take part in public affairs but gave his undivided attention to the management of his farm, which he worked successfully.

When a lad of sixteen years,  he competed in a boys class at one of the first ploughing matches held at Oxley, having for an opponent, Mr W. R. Doig, now of Wangaratta, and in later years he won several prizes as a ploughman,

He was fond of sport and was a member of the first cricket club formed at Milawa, his ability with bat and ball winning him the distinction of being one of the best cricketers of his day, in the Milawa district.

He was of a retiring nature, but his genial disposition, strict integrity in all things, and fine neighbourly qualities, won him the respect of the people.

He was married at Beechworth and his wife .......... (next part missing, will add at a later date when found.)

He is survived by six daughters and two sons, namely
Mrs. L Davenport New Zealand,
Mrs G Wright, Wagga,
Mrs W Morgan, Moyhu,
Misses Clara, Elsie and Pleasance Hulme,
and Messrs Herbert and Sydney Hulme, Milawa.

He leaves twenty two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Brothers and sisters of the deceased are -
Mr Arthur Hulme, Milawa.
Messrs Albert and Jeremiah Hulme, Bowman's
and Mrs Jessie McGregor, Milawa.

The funeral took place on Monday, the cortege of over fifty vehicles testified to the respect in which deceased was held.

The coffin bearers were -
H. J. Hulme,  S. J. Hulme,  E. E. Simmonds,  W. J. Morgan.

Pall bearers -
Messrs Hazell,  I Heath, D. Ferguson, W, Humphrey, J. Bartsh, J. F. Brown.
Burial read by the Rev. Mace.

Hulme family History - St Pancras and Fulham, United Kingdom.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Hulme family History - St Pancras and Fulham, United Kingdom.

On the first of January 1810 my 4 x great grandparents, Daniel Hulme, a grocer of Henry Street, and Mary Wood were married in the old church at St Pancras, UK.

Daniel and Mary had seven children.  The first four were all baptised at the St Pancras old church but I haven't found baptism records for Daniel, Edward or George.
Mary Ann (1810-1810)
William Clough/Cluff (1811-1895)
Caroline (1812-1886)
Isabella (1814-1885)
Daniel (1816-1837)
Edward (1818-1904)
George (1820-1902)

On April the eighteenth 1813 their son William Clough/Cluff Hulme (my 3 x great grandfather) and his sister Caroline were baptised at the church.
Another old picture of the church can be seen Here >

By 1847 the old church was derelict and was heavily restored with the old tower being replaced.
From Wikipedia
St Pancras Old Church is a Church of England parish church in Somers Town, central London. It is dedicated to the Roman martyr Saint Pancras, and is believed by many to be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in England. The church is situated on Pancras Road in the London Borough of Camden, with the surrounding area and its international railway station taking its name. St Pancras Old Church, which was largely rebuilt in the Victorian era, should not be confused with St Pancras New Church about a kilometre away, on the Euston Road.  read more >

 I love to find and look at places my ancestors lived on google maps but I wasn't able to find Henry Street.  My very helpful cousin Shelagh (not Hulme connection) was able to find an old map and further information which allowed us to pinpoint where it was.  Thanks Shelagh!
Shelagh found this web page,  inner London street name changes
which shows that what was formerly Henry Street is now Roger Street.  According to Google maps the street is about a 20 minute walk from the St. Pancras old church.


Daniel Hulme senior died in 1823.  One family story passed down is that Daniel fought with Nelsons fleet as a midshipman and was badly wounded.
As a result he became a very heavy drinker .. an alchoholic which is why his son Edward became such a dedicated "Blue Ribboner" - an active member of the temperance movement.

It isn't known when the family moved to Fulham but Mary's death certificate says she was a Grocer and she died at High Street, Fulham. Her youngest son George was informant.

A Fulham council archivist searched the burial register of All Saints, Fulham, and found an entry for the burial of Daniel Hulme of Fulham, aged 40 years, on 3 July 1823.  Mary never remarried and died on the thirteenth of March 1875 at High Street Fulham.

A register of memorial stones in Fulham churchyard was compiled in 1887 by Thomas James Woodhouse.  One of the headstones he listed was that inscribed "In Memory of Daniel & Mary Hulme & several of the Family". No dates or further names were given.

The burial register of All Saints, Fulham, dating from 1863 onwards is missing. By 1895 no new graves were being excavated in the churchyard.
Fulham Cemetery, Fulham Palace Road, was opened in 1865.

A search of the cemetery register found no entry for Mary Hulme.
In view of  the reference to the family memorial and the missing burial register it is most likely that Mary Hulme was buried in Fulham churchyard in the same grave as her husband.

My very dear and very helpful cousin Cathy (again no Hulme connection) visited the UK and on her travels very kindly took these photos at Fulham for me.

Thanks Cathy!

Three of Daniel and Mary's children had married and emigrated to Australia before Mary's death.

Edward "King" Hulme emigrated with his wife Jemima Land and their first seven children in 1856 on the ship Sultana.

William and his wife Hephzibah Land and their children; although not all on the same voyage, in 1862 on the ship Blue Jacket.
(Yes Jemima and Hephzibah were sisters)

Isabella, her husband William Humphrey and their children in 1865.

Youngest son George took over at the shop in High Street.  He died in 1902 at the age of 81.

George's son,  Frederick Hulme, is listed at 63 High Street, Fulham, in the twentieth century Kelly's local directories, from 1901 to 1931/2 where he is described variously as domestic machinery dealer, grocer and general store keeper. He is not listed in the next directory of 1937/8.
However, he is last listed at that address in the Fulham register of electors for October 1935.
Frederick died in 1939 at the age of 80.

I am proud and happy to say that, along with my own research, information has been shared with and by quite a few descendants of Daniel and Mary Hulme both from here in Australia and other parts of the world.

Many thanks to you all and let's hope we can continue adding information.

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