Laslett family history

William and Sarah Lasslett of Malmsbury

William was born on 15 August 1807 at Brook Farm, Swalecliffe, Kent, the first born son of William Lasslett, a yeoman of Brook Farm, and his wife Mary Ann Lasslett née Rayner (page 49). He was baptised on the next day at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe. On 30 May 1831 William Lasslett batchelor married Sarah Vevers spinster of Swalecliffe at St Thomas Swalecliffe by banns. The witnesses were John Goldsmith and Mary Lasslett. Sarah was the daughter of the late George Vevers, a Sea Captain of Liverpool, and Elizabeth Vevers née Lythgoe. Sarah was born on 20 March 1812.

George Vevers had been born on 19 July 1784 (baptised 10 August 1784 at St. Nicholas Liverpool) the son of Joseph Vevers, a Mariner of Covent Garden Liverpool, and his wife Phebe. George was the master of the Jean and Ann between Oporto and Liverpool. Listed in Lloyds Register. George is a bit of a mystery. Family legend has it that went down with his ship during the Napoleonic wars but there is the suspicion that this may not be true and that he actually ran off with another woman and settled in the West Indies.

The Parish records of the church of St John the Baptist, Swalecliffe show that William was parish clerk for 1840 for which he was paid five guineas (£5/5/-).

Family came out on the Woodstock 967 tons Captain John Williams carrying 297½ (sic) passengers. Sailed from Southhampton (Port of London) and reached Port Phillip on 1 May 1853, a voyage of 98 days. Left Portsmouth 18 January 1853. 14 Cabin passengers 250 Intermediate.

Emigrants were landed at wharves on the Yarra River, being rowed up the river from the ships in Port Phillip bay. There was no pier then of any sort. People and goods were put over the side of the vessel into boats - "a most dangerous and disagreeable way of landing". When they got to the shore a sailor stood up in the boat and tossed the children to another sailor on the wharf who caught them and carried them up the rickety planks of the structure. Once ashore the roads were all unmade and after rain were very muddy. Melbourne was little more than a village with itinerant blacks lounging round as a source of fear to the immigrant's children. Families initially took furnished lodgings then, while making arrangements to move upcountry, usually rented a small cottage on Collins or other of what are now Melbourne's major streets. Springed vehicles were unavailable so families loaded themselves and their possessions on bullock drays. To these drays were harnessed ten, twelve or even fourteen beasts, slow but really the only way to negotiate the infant colony's primitive roads. The trip to Kyneton would have taken two weeks, now it is a morning's drive. A friend of the family, Ellen Drayton, travelled up to Kyneton about that time and describes the journey. "The journey up was very trying for the babies [they died shortly afterwards]. After we left Melbourne and got on the Keilor Plains, there was a hot wind and dust was blinding. There were no made roads and the tracks were very rough. When we got to what is now Gisborne we found a nice spring of water. We camped there for two days, filled the water kegs and started through the Black Forest. (Father pionted out to us where the gold escort had been stuck up a short time before and I think 15,000 oz of gold stolen.) The forest was very dense. The trees were so thick we could scarcely see the sun through them . . . camped by the river Campaspe [Kyneton]."

A little while later Ellen met the Lassletts. "Made the acquaintance of Mr. & Mrs William Lasslett. They were keeping a boarding house by the Kyneton Bridge. Their eldest son George was very ill and my brother [Henry Carnell then aged 16] went to Woodend and drove her (Sarah?) home just in time to see her brother before he died [1 June 1854]. Mr. & Mrs Lasslett never forgot the kindness and we became firm friends from that time......I always enjoyed visiting them." The trip to Woodend was about twelve miles over unmade roads.

From Victoria and its Metropolis Past and Present published in 1888. "William Lasslett - Malmsbury. Landed in Victoria with his family in 1853 and worked at his trade as carpenter and builder in Melbourne for some time. He then went to Kyneton, bought land, and carried on the same business there, settling down eventually in Malmsbury where he lives on his own property".

Kept Wheelwright's shop on the Mt. Alexander Road (now Calder Highway) near Boggy Creek, Carlsruhe. Upon emerging from the Black Forest Carlsruhe, a convenient wayside camping stop five miles distant, was the nearest night-time stop where diggers could have the wheels of their waggons repaired after the appalling road through the Black Forest.

‘The years 1851–53 have been called, by one who lived through them, “the damper and mutton stage of the Colony”. The term is a good one, not just for being factual, but because it hints at characteristics not first associated with the glorious Victorian gold rushes: austerity and monotony, for a start. “We have to content ourselves with mutton and damper three days a week and damper and mutton on the other four days.” The staple diggings diet had also been the lot of pastoral workers in rural Victoria for years before the gold rushes. Squatters provisioned their remote employees as cheaply as possible; and it was a question, too, of what would keep for months before consumption. Let’s see: there was flour, sugar, tea, dried fruit maybe, and plenty of sheep to kill.’ (Robyn Annear Nothing but Gold)

Kyneton Rate Book 1863 to 66 shows "Lasslett William, Carpenter, Hotel Owner (Swanwich) and shop". In 1867 Lasslett William, Publican, Hotel and Shop (owner Swanwich)". In 1868 "Lasslett William, Wheelwright, Shop & Dwelling Mollison Street. Owner J.Hookey".

On 20 March 1860 the first trustees were appointed for the Cemetery and the first Sexton was Mr. Lasslett. Resigned March 1877. Many of the meetings of Cemetery Trustees were held at Lasslett's Family Hotel.

William was a Councillor in Malmsbury and served a term as Mayor

William and Sarah's "Lasslett's Family Hotel" seems to be aptly named and although it appears little more than a rough sawn timber building built on a foundation of crushed quartz from the batteries it appears to be more of a family hotel than a grog shop for miners. In Ellen Drayton's diary for June 1874 she records: "I received a letter from our friend Mr. Lasslett telling me that my mother was [back] up from Melbourne and staying at their place at Malmsbury and that she was dying." Later William and Sarah drove Mrs Carnell in their light trap home to her farm outside Malmsbury where she died.

The 1868 edition of Bailliere's Victorian Directory shows F. & W. Lasslett Carpenters, Mollison Street, Malmesbury. The listing continued until 1872.

In 1867 there were 17 Hotels in Malmsbury town, one of which was Lasslett's Family Hotel, Corner of Mollison Street and Clarendon Place. By the 1890's local opinion, the Licencing Reduction Board and the diminishing population had closed all but six, one of which was the "Lasslett's Family".

Notes from the Minute Book of the Malmsbury General Cemetery:

Wm Lasslett resigned from Cemetery Trust 30 November 1876. Accepted but appears to owe £10/7/- and action was threatened to recover sum plus the books.

2 October 1878. Action to be taken.

5 December 1878. Committee formed to see William Lasslett and arrange accounts with him.

N.B. First burial 2 August 1868.

William buried (Int. 766) 15 July 1888.

Both died at Malmsbury Victoria, William on 13 July 1888 and Sarah on 1 October 1891. Buried together in a polished granite grave towards the back of Malmsbury cemetery.

Kyneton Observer Saturday 14 July 1888:

Yesterday morning Mr William Lasslett of Malmsbury breathed his last. He came to Kyneton over 30 years ago and for some time kept a boarding house on Boggy Creek side of Pipers St bridge, opposite the property of Mr. Bruni, subsequently the deceased kept an hotel at Malmsbury. After relinquishing this business he continued to reside at Malmsbury and at one time sat as a councillor for the Borough. Mr. Lasslett reared a large family and several of his daughters are married to well known residents. Among these may be mentioned Mrs Hooppell (Mayoress of Malmsbury), Mrs Hookey, Mrs Hooke, Mrs G. Evans and Mrs Burton (late of Kyneton). He was also grandfather to Mr. Garner (Garner and Howlett). Deceased was 81 years of age and much respected. He was ailing for about 5 months and the immediate cause of death was heart disease. Mrs Lasslett is still living and we believe in good health. Funeral takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2.30.

Our Malmsbury correspondent writing last night says one of the oldest and most respected residents here Mr. Lasslett died last evening. For some months past his health has been failing in a marked degree and about 10 days ago he became very ill. He did not rally and peacefully died this morning. He was 81 years of age. Heart disease hastened his end."

The Kyneton Guardian Saturday 14 July 1888.

Death at Malmsbury. We regret to have to chronicle the death of Mr. William Lasslett an old and much respected resident of Malmsbury, which occurred at his residence yesterday morning. At one time Mr. Lasslett was connected with the Malmsbury Borough Council. He had numerous family, all of whom are married. Mrs John Hookey of Malmsbury, is one of his daughters, and Mr. George Howlett of Kyneton his grandson. Mr. Lasslett was universally respected throughout the district for his honesty and integrity. His character is without blemish. At the time of his death the deceased had attained the ripe old age of 81 years, 31 of which were spent at Malmsbury. His remains will be interred in Malmsbury Cemetery tomorrow afternoon at half past two."

His death certificate gives the length of his last illness as five months and the cause of death as "Morbus Cordis" which my schoolboy Latin translates as disease of the intellect. The other causes of death are given as Cerebral Atrophy and Senile degeneration. His doctor was Dr. I.F.W. Manson. S.E. Hooppell the undertaker.

The Kyneton Guardian. Saturday 3 October 1891:

A sensation of profound regret was caused amongst old residents in the Malmsbury and Kyneton districts when it became known that Mrs. Lasslett, an old pioneer of the district, had expired at the residence of her daughter, Mrs John Hookey, of Malmsbury, at seven o'clock on last Thursday morning (1 October 1891), after a somewhat lengthy illness. Mrs Lasslett, who was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on March 20th, 1812, was 79 years of age at the time of her death. She was descended from an old and titled line of ancestors, and at one time was possessed of a considerable amount of valuable property in England, but owing to its mismanagement by agents the greater part was lost some years ago, and it is only a short time since she received news that a solicitor entrusted with the investment of the remnant had misappropriated it and fled to the continent. Her father, Captain Vevers, with his vessel and crew was lost at sea some few months previous to her birth. In 1831 she married Mr. Wm. Lasslett, of Swalecliffe, Kent, England, and in 1853 they came to this colony in the Woodstock, commanded by Catain Williams. After residing in Melbourne for six months they came to Kyneton and a few years later removed to Malmsbury, where they have resided ever since. Mr. Lasslett died about three years ago, and since that time Mrs Lasslett has almost wholly resided with her daughter, Mrs Hookey. Of a naturally bright and pleasant disposition, Mrs Lasslett was generally beloved by all her friends and acquaintances, in all charitable and social movements she was always ready and eager to give hearty assistance, and in this respect will be greatly missed; a good neighbour, a true Christian, a kind and constant friend, she "so heard the solemn hymn, that Death has lifted up for all, that she went to her long resting place without a tear." Mrs Lasslett leaves a family of three sons and five daughters to mourn their loss, but they are all in comfortable circumstances in life. The funeral takes place this afternoon at three o'clock, the place of interment being the Malmsbury Cemetery."

Her death certificate gives the length of her last illness as "about 12 months" and the cause of death as "Syncope" or heart failure. Place of death Mollison Street. Doctor H.J.Main. S.E. Hooppell the Undertaker.

Family of William and Sarah Lasslett


GEORGE VEVERS - born 16 April 1832 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 26 August 1832. Died on 21 June 1854 at Kyneton, Vic. Unmarried.
WILLIAM VEVERS - born 29 May 1834 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 11 January 1835. Died on 1 April 1847 and buried on 5 April 1847 in St John the Baptist Swalecliffe churchyard.
JOHN VEVERS - born 29 May 1838 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 1 July 1838. On 15 February 1874 married Emma Southall a widow of Sydney at Christ Church in South Yarra. Emma's maiden name was Rider and she had been born in 1848. John died aged 77 at Pakenham in 1915 while Emma died aged 82 at St. Kilda in 1931.

See chapter John and Emma Lasslett of Elsternwick on page 109.

BENJAMIN WYNN - born 9 November 1845 at Swalecliffe the first born of twins. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 21 November 1845. The family bible records that he died in "December 1845" but the parish register records his burial in St John the Baptist Swalecliffe churchyard on 14 January 1846. He was named after C. Wynn. The Wynns were the local Swalecliffe "gentry".
FREDERICK ROOK - born 9 November 1845 at Swalecliffe the second born of twins. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 21 November 1845. Frederick was a Carpenter but in present day terms would be called a Builder. On 23 February 1868 Frederick married Julia Mary Abbott of Melbourne Victoria. Julia died in Sydney on 10 July 1914 and is buried in the C of E section at Rookwood Cemetery. Frederick died in Sydney on 21 September 1925 and is buried with Julia in the C of E section at Rookwood Cemetery.

See chapter Frederick and Julia Lasslett of Hurlstone Park on page 120.

WILLIAM VEVERS - born 23 March 1850 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 21 April 1850. Married Ann Matilda Lawson. William died in 1922.

See chapter William and Matilda Lasslett of Footscray on page 126.

GEORGE VEVERS - born 24 July 1856 when the family was living on Mt Alexander Road Carlsruhe near Kyneton Victoria. George was the last of William and Sarah's children and the only child not born in Kent. Unfortunately the first of the family to be born in the new land survived but three months and is buried with the other pioneers of the Gold Rush days in Kyneton Cemetery.


SARAH ANN VEVERS - born 21 July 1836 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 14 August 1836. In 1857 she married James Ingle Garner. James died in 1859 at the early age of 29. Ellen Drayton tells us that James suffered from heart disease. He is buried at Kyneton in the same grave as George Lasslett and Evelyn Burton. In 1862 Sarah married Alexander Russell an Engineer and they lived in Drake Street, Malmsbury. We know that they lived in Malmsbury for some time as there are a number of references to them in Ellen Drayton's diary. For example they held the Wedding Breakfast when Sarah Carnell, Ellen's sister, married John Fluck at Taradale on 24 August 1874. Moved to "Clifton", Surrey Hills, Melbourne. Ellen Drayton's diary for 2 May 1895 records "I went out to Surry Hills to see my old friends, Mr. & Mrs A. Russell. Mr. Russell has built several new rooms to his house." Alexander's tombstone records that he was born on 15 February 1835 at Linlithgow Scotland. He died on 14 June 1903 and is buried in Malmsbury cemetery. Sarah's tombstone on the same grave as Alexander's records her death as being on 23 November 1930. On the tombstone the Ann is spelt "Anne". A minor point. Alexander Russell's brother James (died 18 December 1897) with Donald Cameron was the joint discoverer of gold at Lauriston near Kyneton. They opened what became known as Russell's Reef. On his way to Australia from Scotland James Russell had suvived the wreck of the Royal Charter in 1859 in which his wife and family of two daughters died. Ellen Drayton's diary for 23 February 1906 records: "I spent a few days at Surrey Hills with my dear friend Mrs. Russell and her sisters, Mrs Burton, Mrs Brailey and Mrs Evans. We had a most pleasant reunion."
George Ingle Garner - born 1859 at Kyneton.
Amy Arthur Vevers Russell - born 1863 at Malmsbury.
Sarah Margaret Russell - born 1873 at North Melbourne.
JANE ELIZABETH VEVERS - born 9 February 1840 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 8 March 1840. On 3 November 1863 Jane married John Hookey at Taradale. As the church had yet to be built they were married in the Church of England parsonage, the Reverend J. Stanley Rowe officiating. John Hookey had been born on 20 May 1840 at Launceston Tasmania and was a butcher by trade. He was the son of James Hookey, a builder of Launceston, and his wife Ellen Hookey née Shaw. As a young man he had moved to the Portland Bay District with his parents and he later left there for Melbourne where he engaged in general carting and carrying work. Later he drove teams on the roads between Melbourne and the goldfields of Bendigo and Ballarat. He tried his hand at farming then formed a partnership with George Gillam in a butchering business in premises at Malmsbury opposite St. John's Church of England and adjoining the grounds of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. In 1859, which was after some years, the partnership was dissolved by mutual consent and John commenced business on his own account in a shop next to the National Hotel. John moved the business a number of times, from the National Hotel site to the East shop, to the west end of town and finally to the centre of town. This shop was on the western side of the Calder highway about 300 M up from the bridge. The bluestone flagstones where the meat stood outside the shop are still to be seen (1987) although all that is left of the shop are the remains of the foundations.

About 1896 "dull times ensued" and John and Jane closed the Malmsbury shop and bought a business in Taradale which had been that of Mr. William Graham. They also went in for farming and grazing and bought a several properties.

John and Jane were social people who took an active part in their community. They enjoyed hosting parties and John particularly liked being in the public eye. He was a heavily built man and idolised his wife and his daughter Ada.

He was a judge at the Malmsbury Race Club and a member of the Malmsbury Yacht Club. His yacht was called the Ada. A fine horseman he judged at horse shows and was a member of the Prince of Wales Light Horse.

They invested in almost every mine in the district and John was Chairman of Directors of the Princess Mary & Greenhill United mines.

The family owned one of the first gramophones in the district and mention has been made of it by various visitors. Ellen Drayton's journal for 23 January 1905 says: "We had a pleasant drive this evening Mr. Hookey had his Gramaphone going for two hours, Songs, Bands, Chimes, Bagpipes, etc. It is the best I ever heard."

John never aspired to public position, but once in the early history of Malmsbury he allowed himself to be nominated for Council. Defeated, and "a good thing" (for his business) he was heard to remark.

Four years before his death John suffered a stroke and lost the entire use of the left hand side of his body. He organised a contraption that looked like a windmill or poppet arm which could be used to winch him up into his buggy. He was soon able to drive around again and always insisted on having control of the reins, often driving unaccompanied, much to the considerable anxiety of his relatives and friends. He was a very determined man who liked to have his own way.

Jane died on 10 May 1899 and John on 10 September 1911. They are buried together in a rather elaborate grave towards the back of Malmsbury cemetery.

When Jane died Ellen Drayton wrote in her journal for 10 May 1899: "I received telegram from Malmsbury with the sad news of my dear friend Mrs. Hookey's death. We have known each other for over 40 years, and in all those years we never had a disagreement of any kind." She goes on to add that at the funeral "there were 86 vehicles besides a number of friends on horseback". It must have been one of the largest funerals in the district.
Ada Emily Hookey - born 24 March 1865 at Malmsbury. Married Sam Goodwin Fleming in 1891. In 1897 was with her husband in Kalgoorlie, W.A. Ada died in 1905.
Bruce Fleming who married Marjorie.
Ailsa Fleming who married John Jones.
Nancy Fleming married Peter Sudlow.
Warwick Sudlow
Penelope Sudlow
Erica Sudlow
Alfred John Hookey - born 22 September 1867 at Malmsbury. In 1892 had a Stationers shop in Swanston Street, Melbourne. He was a reporter on the Kyneton Guardian newspaper and in 1899 was recorded as boarding at the Kyneton Coffee Palace. Died 18 April 1924 and is buried in Malmsbury Cemetery.
George James Hookey - born 7 September 1870 at Malmsbury. Butcher at the home shop Malmsbury. He married Edith May Fleming (born 7 May 1874). George died in December 1941 and Edith died on 12 December 1962.
Kathleen Carleton Hookey - born 27 February 1903.
Donald Hookey - born 17 September 1907.
Bertha Mabel Hookey - born 6 February 1873 at Malmsbury. Died 21 December 1873 and is buried in Malmsbury Cemetery.
Hector Hookey - born 22 October 1874. A Butcher at the West End shop. He married Annie Starr.
Culmer Hookey
Jean Hookey Married (?) Maxwell. Jean died about 1977.
Children: Pamela Maxwell.
Frederick William Hookey - born 15 March 1877 at Mollison Street, Malmsbury. On 13 November 1901 at St. Paul's Church of England, Bendigo he married Florence Emily Howlett (born 9 September 1878 at Malmsbury) the daughter of Laurence Howlett and Mary Ann Susannah Jane Howlett neé Kidder. Florence died on 5 April 1954 and Frederick on 11 November 1961. He was a Butcher by trade.
Geoffrey Hookey - born 14 July 1903. Policeman. Married Rosa Marion Mabel Lever (born 10 February 1908 at Richmond, Vic.) at St. Andrews, Brighton on 6 March 1929. Geoffrey died 25 March 1982.
Geoffrey Graham Hookey - born 4 February 1930. Married Dorothy Ellen Schofield on 20 October 1951.
Neil Howlett Hookey - born 4 November 1931. Pharmacist and Naturopath. Married Margaret Alison Hosking. on 11 January 1958. Margaret is an Occupational Therapist.
Christopher Neil Hookey - born 30 August 1959.
Married Jennifer Barclay. Christopher is an Army Officer.
Susan Joanna Hookey- born 22 January 1962. Doctor.
Trevor Frank Hookey - born 3 November 1963. Gardener.
John Kidder Hookey - born 26 June 1933.
Married June Clark on 5 May 1956.
Elizabeth Anne Rosalie Hookey - born 24 November 1938.
Married Gary Edward Miller 30 January 1960.
Ross Douglas Byrne Hookey - born 22 September 1943. Married Phyllis Thorne.
John Hookey - born 26 May 1906.
Margaret Mary Hookey - born 23 January 1911. Never married.
Hugh Lawrence Hookey - born 13 February 1913.
Elina Florence Hookey - born 5 July 1915.
Bertram Howlett Hookey - born 19 July 1919. Never married.
Rodney Howlett Hookey - born 4 September 1922. Married Isobel Griffith (born 23 July 1926)
Richard John Hookey - born 14 October 1947. Airline Pilot. Married Eva Friend.
Joe Hookey - born 18 November 1976.
Mark Hookey - born 17 June 1980.
Bruce Frederick Hookey - born 9 February 1951. Telecom employee. Married Elaine Margaret Hiskins.
Brendan Hookey - born 29 January 1971.
Bellisa Hookey - born 7 June 1973, died 4 July 1973.
Damien Hookey - born 7 January 1976.
Norman George Hookey - born 6 June 1952. School Teacher. Married Helen Brown.
Enid Florence Hookey - born 24 December 1954. Music Teacher.
Stephen Rodney Hookey - born 10 May 1957. Dental Surgeon. Married Beverly Harland.
Henry James Howlett Hookey - born 1988.
David William Hookey - born 26 December 1959. Veterinarian(?). On 10 May 1980 married Norma Sue Walter.
Hannah Hookey - born 30 April 1981.
Edwina Hookey - born 3 April 1984.
ELIZABETH VEVERS - born 23 February 1842 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 16 March 1842. In 1858 married Robert Burton. Alive in 1906 as Ellen Drayton's journal for 21 April records: "My dear Old friend Mrs. Burton sailed for England this afternoon."
Evelyn - born 1859 at Kyneton. Died 3 January 1860, age six weeks. Buried Kyneton in the same grave as George Lasslett and James Garner.
Amanda - born 1861 at Kyneton.
There was another unnamed female child born at Kyneton in 1863.
MARY ANN VEVERS - born 20 January 1844 at Swalecliffe. Baptised at St John the Baptist Swalecliffe on 18 February 1844. Died 24 May 1930 Preston Victoria. Buried at Malmesbury. On 22 June 1864 at Taradale Victoria married to Henry James Brailey a Carpenter. He had been baptised on 28 September 1834 at Bishopsgate London. He died on 27 September 1897 and is buried at Malmsbury.
Annie Amelia Vevers Brailey - born 25 July 1865 at Malmsbury. Married Arthur Henry Stephenson (born 17 June 1867 Glenlyon, Talbot) on 27 June 1887. Annie died 28 October 1903 while George died at Malmsbury on 13 June 1955.
Percival William Stevenson - born 5 May 1888 at Malmsbury. On 8 October 1913 at Bendigo married Grace Ermyntrude Lavender (born 30 April 1885 at Mia Mia, Vic.) Percival died
at Ringwood, Vic., on 29 May 1962 while Grace died at Castle Hill, N.S.W., during January 1974.
Arthur Lavender Stephenson.
Noel Lavender Stephenson.
Millicent Lavender Stephenson - born 25 July 1914 at Peshawar, India. In March 1944 married Alwyn Walker Prescott (born 30 August 1917).
Stephen Walker Prescott
David Alwyn Walker Prescott
Andrew Walker Prescott - born 16 December 1951 at Bowral N.S.W. Married Anne Elizabeth Benzie (born 30 September 1952) on 5 January 1974. Andrew died on 21 May 1978 at Berwick, Vic.
Stuart Walker Prescott - born 8 February 1978 at Berwick, Vic.
James Walker Prescott
Ruth Prescott
Ida Jane Prescott
Emily Brailey - born 8 July 1867 North Melbourne. Died 3 December 193? South Melbourne. Married Thomas Stephenson on 1 January 1891.
Laura Brailey - born 23 December 1870 at North Melbourne. Died 13 December 1942 at South Melbourne. Buried at Fawkner. Married Albert Edward Murden a Miner at Melbourne on 23 October 1895. He had been born at Malmsbury on 14 September 1870 and died on 29 July 1920 at Walpeup.
Edith Ethel Murden - born 12 March 1897. Married John William Newton. Died 5 November 1981.
Albert Henry Murden Married Esther Philpot. Died 2 May 1976.
John Henry Wilmot Murden - born 12 August 1901 Malmesbury. Farmhand - Malee research station. Married Elizabeth Winifred Vines on 23 February 1927 at Paignie, Vic. She had been born on 18 September 1904. Died 3 February 1978 Ouyen. Buried Walpeup.
Elsie Winifred Murden - born 28 April 1928 at Walpeup.
Married Walter Douglas Stewart on 28 January 1961 at Box Hill Victoria.
John William Murden Married Lola Anna Zanker.
Stephen John Murden
David Paul Murden
Helen Joyce Murden Married Alexander Graham Campbell
Stuart Alexander Campbell
Jennifer Ann Campbell
Laura Murden - born 1 October 1903. Died 7 October 1903.
Emily Murden - born 22 June 1905. Married Arthur Newton. Died 15 October 1974.
Elsie May Murden - born 29 October 1908. Married Henry James Littlejohn.
Arthur George Murden - born 2 February 1911. Died 8 October 1934. Married Jean Wade.
William Henry Brailey - born 11 January 1873. Died 18 March 1891.
Henry George Brailey - born 23 August 1876.
Frank Brailey - born 30 March 1879.
Arthur Brailey - born 27 October 1881.
Emma Ethel Brailey - born 23 October 1884.
Bertha Brailey - born 30 May 1887. Died 27 November 1887.
EMMA LYTHGOE - born 1 September 1848 at Swalecliffe. In 1867 married George Alexander Evans a Publican at Malmsbury and they lived in Mollison Street. She was alive in 1905.
Annie Evans - born 1868 at Malmsbury.
James Malmsbury Evans - born 1870 at Malmsbury.
Emma Evans - born 1872 at Malmsbury. Died 1872 at Malmsbury.
Thomas Frederick Evans - born 1873 at Malmsbury. Died 1874 at Malmsbury.
George Thomas Ho. Evans - born 1875 at Malmsbury.
Ella Maude Evans - born 1877 at Malmsbury.
Hector William Evans - born 1879 at Shepparton.
Amy Bertha Evans - born 1882 at Numurkah. Died 1882 at Numurkah aged 1.
Daisy Vevers Evans - born 1885 at Numurkah.