Children of Catherine and Joseph Bridgeman

01. Alice Bridgeman

1833-06-30 b. Hannington, Hampshire TNA: PRO HO 107/391/14 f12 p18; MI
1833-07-15 bapt. Hannington "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680–1892," database with images, FamilySearch: 16 March 2018, Alice Bridgeman, 15 Jul 1833, citing Baptism, Hannington, Hampshire, Lancashire Record Office and Hampshire Record Office
1841 of Burghclere, Hampshire, living with family PRO HO 107/391/14 f12 p18
1851 house servant, in household of Claud Neilson, merchant, at Summit House, Clapton Common, Hackney, Middlesex HO 107/1503 f230 p16
1859 accompanied her parents to Australia Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons
1860-10-24 m. Robert Napoleon Bullen (1821–1888), in Fremantle, Western Australia MI; Australia marriage index; Waldock, Goodchild
1888-08-21

TAKE NOTICE that Alice Bullen, of Halfway House, Fremantle Road, widow, administratrix with the will annexed of Robert Napoleon Bullen, deceased, has made application to be registered as the proprietor of an estate in fee simple in possession in the following parcel of land situate in the Swan district, containing 17a. 0r. 24p. being so much of Swan Location 349 as is the subject of certificate of title registered in Volume III, Folium 357, the said parcel of land together with 2a. 3r. 16p., taken for railway purposes, forming the entire location.

And further take notice that all persons other than the applicant claiming to have any estate, right, title, or interest in the above parcel of land are hereby required to lodge in this Office on or before the 22nd day of September next a caveat forbidding the same from being registered accordingly.

ALFRED E BURT,                             

Deputy Registrar of Titles.

Land Titles' Office, Perth, Aug. 21, 1888.

Parker & Parker, Perth, applicant's solicitors.

The Inquirer and Commercial News (Perth, WA), 1888-08-22
1888-10-31

APPLICATION FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENSE.

To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the district of Perth, in Western Australia.

I ALICE BULLEN, widow, now residing at Fremantle Road, in the district of Perth, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden for this district for a Publican's General License for the sale of liquor in the house and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated at Fremantle Road, containing three sitting-rooms and seven bed-rooms, exclusive of those required by my family and being my own property, and now licensed under the name of the Albion hotel, and which I intend to keep as an Inn or Public House.

I have held a publican's general license for five months.

Given under my hand this thirty-first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight, A, BULLEN,

HOUSEHOLDERS' CERTIFICATE FOR A PUBLICAN'S GENERAL LICENSE,

WE, the undersigned householders, residing within the district of Perth, do hereby certify that the above Alice Bullen, of Fremantle Road, is a person of good fame and reputation, and fit and proper to be licensed to keep an Inn or Public House for the sale of Fermented and Spirituous Liquors therein.

Witness our hands this 31st day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight.

W. F. Stevens.

Thos. H. Stanbury.

Herbt. H, Holman.

W.G. Hearman.

Fred. R. Stirling.

The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1888-11-19
1888-11-16 of the Albion Hotel The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1888-11-16
188812-03 of the Albion Hotel, Halfway House; granted a license for carrying on a general publican's business The West Australian (Perth, WA), 1888-12-04
1889-12-02

A PECULIAR CASE.

Alice Bullen, by Mr. Haynes, applied for a Wayside House License, instead of a General Publican's License, for the Albion hotel. He explained that for many years the place in question had been licensed as a wayside house but that the year before last when Mr. Bullen applied for a renewal of the old license, Mr. G.W. Leake (then Chairman of the Licensing Bench) pointed out that, under sec. 14 of the Act, such a license could not be granted, as the house was within ten miles of the town. He (Mr. Leake) then advised Mr. Bullen to apply for a General Publican's License; which the applicant did, whereupon such a license was at once granted. Subsequently Mr. Bullen died, when his widow (the present applicant) obtained a transfer of her husband's license. Since then he (Mr. Haynes) had looked into the clause in question, when he found the Albion hotel was specially exempted from the provision to which Mr. Leake had alluded, because the occupant of the house held a Wayside House License before the Act came into force. Under the circumstances he asked the Bench to grant his client (Mrs. Bullen) a Wayside House License instead of a General Publican's License, whereby the widow would be saved from paying £40 annual fee in excess of the proper amount. He intended to take steps to petition the Governor to order the late overpayment of £40 to be refunded to his client.

Mr. PADBURY said he thought it was a very hard case indeed.

Mr. JAMES pointed out that all the Bench could do in the matter was to grant a license similar to the one the applicant had. After some consideration, the Chairman stated the Bench coincided with the view Mr. James took of the. case, and said that all they could do was to grant the application for a General Publican's License.

An application, made by Mr. Haynes, for an adjournment of the case for a fortnight, was refused.

By this time it was noon, at which hour we had to close our report.

The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1889-12-02
 

[ . . . ] After argument, the Chairman said the Bench, while admitting it was a hard case, were agreed they could only grant a renewal upon the license then before them, and advised Mr. Haynes to write a letter to the Government representing Mrs. Bullen's case, and the Bench would forward their remarks upon it.

The West Australian (Perth, WA), 1889-12-03
1892-06-30 Judgment in favour of the plaintiff in the undefended case of Alice Bullen v. J.H.R. Stuart, for £87 15s. 8d. for board and lodging, at Perth Local Court The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1892-06-30
1892-08-20 had let the Halfway House to John Reaney The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1892-08-20
1894-01-15

PUBLIC NOTICE.

I HAVE appointed Mr. OLIVER BOWMAN my Attorney during my absence from the Colony.

ALICE BULLEN.                

Perth, January 15, 1894.

The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1894-01-16
1896-10-29

Yesterday two arbitration cases, in connection with the resumption of land by the Government, were heard. [ . . . ] Alice Bullen claimed £1,940 for 4a, 2r. 28p, adjoining the Cottesloe station. The sum of £l,2t!0 was allowed.

The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1896-10-30
1902-01-08

TRANSFER OF LAND ACT, 1893.

Take notice that ALICE BULLEN, of Perth, in the State of Western Australia, widow, has made APPLICATION to be REGISTERED as the Proprietress of an estate in fee simple in possession in the following parcel of Land, situate in the Swan District, and being:—

Lot 82 of Swan Location 15 (containing 1 rood):

Bounded on the South by one chain of Charles-street;

On the East by the west boundary of lot 83, measuring 2 chains 50 links;

On the North by one chain of the south boundary of lot 106;

And on the West by the east boundaries of lots 81, 80, and 79, measuring together 2 chains 50 links.

The land is more particularly defined on Plan 1236, deposited in the Land Titles' Office.

And further take notice that all persons other than the applicant claiming to have any estate, right, title, or interest in the above parcel of land, are hereby required to lodge in this office, on or before the 15th day of February next, a caveat forbidding the same from being brought under the operation of the Act.

ALFRED E. BURT.         

Registrar of Titles.

Land Titles' Office, Perth, January 8, 1902.

PARKER and PARKER, Howard-street, Perth, Solicitors for the Applicant.

The West Australian (Perth, WA), 1902-01-11
1905-07-29

NOTICE to HOTELKEEPERS and OTHERS.

Alternative TENDERS are invited by the West Australian Trustee, Executor, and Agency Company, Limited, as Attorney of Mrs. Alice Bullen, for a Five or Ten Years' LEASE of the ALBION HOTEL, Cottesloe (a free house) situate on portion of Swan Location No. 349, from the date of expiration of the present lease, namely, the first day of November, one thousand nine hundred and five, returnable Monday, the twenty-first day of August, one thousand nine hundred and five. A banker's cheque for one hundred pounds, payable to the above-named Company, to accompany each tender. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. The accepted tenderer will be required to sign a lease, and lodge a further sum of two hundred and fifty pounds with the above-named Company, within seven days after receiving a notification of the acceptance of his tender, otherwise his deposit will be forfeited. Tenderers are required to state (1) the amount of premium for lease for either term; (2) the annual rent for either term, payable by weekly instalments. Tenders to be addressed to the Office of the Company, endorsed "Tenders for Lease of the Albion Hotel." The form of the lease which the accepted tenderer will be required to sign may be inspected, and any further particulars obtained, at the Office of the Company, in Barrack-street, Perth; or at the Offices of Parker and Parker, the Solicitors for the said Alice Bullen, in Howard-street, Perth.—By order of the Board.

EDMUND S. BARKER,         

Secretary

The West Australian (Perth, WA), 1905-07-29
1907-12-08

FOR SALE.

ALBION HOTEL, COTTESLOE.

TENDERS are invited by THE WEST AUSTRALIAN TRUSTEE EXECUTOR and AGENCY COMPANY, LIMITED, as Attorney of Mrs. Alice Bullen, for the purchase of the fee simple of the above hotel and premises, with landlord's fixtures, subject to a lease to Karl Fink, until 1st November, 1910, at an annual rental of £364 per annum, payable by weekly instalments of £7 guaranteed by The Stanley Co-operative Brewery Company, Limited.

[ . . . ]

[tenders to be received by 16 December]

Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 1907-12-08
  ran a boarding house at 148 Goderich Street [East Perth, Western Australia] Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-12-18
  suffered from arthritis Ancestry Public Member Tree
1909-12-19 d. East Perth MI; Waldock, Goodchild
1909-12-21 bur. Old East Perth cemetery Find a Grave; Waldock, Goodchild
1910-01-01

OBITUARY.

MRS. ALICE BULLEN.

By the death of Mrs. Alice Bullen, which occurred at Guildford some days ago, another link has been severed in the rapidly diminishing chain which unites the Western Australia of to-day with the early pioneering period of its history. Mrs. Bullen, who was, prior to her marriage, Miss Bridgeman, a sister of the late Mr. Joseph Bridgeman, of Greenough, another well-known old colonist, was a native of Hampshire, England, and arrived in this State a young woman of 18 years, and had, therefore, spent upwards of 60 years in Western Australia. Shortly after her arrival she was married to Mr. Robert Napoleon Bullen, who for very many years carried on business as a merchant in Hay-street, on the site where a portion of Messrs. Charles Moore and Co.'s establishment now stands. Subsequently Mr. Bullen sold his premises, which passed into the hands of the late Mr. W.G. Hearman, and eventually into the possession of their present owners. Mr. Bullen, with his wife, removed to Cottesloe, where they kept for some years the old hostelry, "The Half-way House." Mr. Bullen died many years ago, leaving behind him his wife and two adopted daughters, both of whom are married. Of late Mrs. Bullen lived with her sister, Mrs. Scrivener, of Waylen-street, Guildford, and it was at that lady's house that she breathed her last on December 19. During the whole of her residence in Western Australia, there were few more respected and esteemed than the deceased lady. Of an extremely kind-hearted disposition, and abounding in affection for her fellow-creatures, she delighted in joining in any work which aimed at the relief of the distressed and needy, and gave of her means generously but without ostentation. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the East Perth Cemetery.

Western Mail (Perth, WA), 1910-01-01
week prior to 1910-10-14 will probated at the Supreme Court by Maud Sarah Bowman, £975 8s. 10d. The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1910-04-14


02. John Bridgman

1835-01-01 b. Adbury, Hampshire censuses; Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons; Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09
1835-04-26 bapt. Newtown, Hampshire Smallbone (2010)
1841 of Burghclere, Hampshire, living with his family TNA: PRO HO 107/391/14 f12 p18
1851 ag. labourer, of [illegible], Burghclere, living with his family PRO HO 107/1684 f112 p23
1858-06-26 m. Eliza Parker (1838 – ?), at Burghclere, in a joint wedding with his sister Ellen Waldock, Goodchild; Smallbone (2010); GRO index; information from Col Heading
1859-02-04 arrived Moreton Bay on British Empire, as assisted migrants, with Ellen and her husband Queensland passenger lists; information from Hunter Laidlaw; Col Heading gedcom; information from Col Heading
1859 Eliza didn't like life in the colony of Queensland, and returned to England six months after arriving Guy Walsh Family Tree
1860-05-14 AB on the brig Alarm, arrived at Sydney from Hobart New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 - identification not certain
on or after 1881-12-29 drowned in Doughboy Creek / Bulimba Creek, Queensland, Australia; cause of death asphyxia from drowning accidental information from Hunter Laidlaw; Col Heading gedcom; Find a Grave; Waldock, Goodchild
1882-01-01 bur. in plot Monumental.A.3.11 unmarked, Hemmant, Brisbane, Queensland Find a Grave
1882-01-02

A MAGISTERIAL inquiry was held at Hemmant on Monday, before Mr. Angus Gibson, J.P., into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. John Bridgman, whose body was found floating in Doughboy Creek on Saturday evening last, at about sundown. The evidence adduced showed that deceased was a sober steady man, of rather reserved habits, and that he owned a small farm, which he cultivated. He was in easy circumstances, without anyone depending on him, and boarded with his brother-in-law, Mr. H. Franklin, at Hemmant. Deceased had recently offered his farm for sale, and intended visiting Western Australia, where his parents reside. Nothing unusual was noticed in his manner lately, nor had he, so far as is known, quarrelled with any one. After supper on Thursday evening he washed himself and changed his clothes, according to his usual habit, and nothing more appears to have been seen of him till the finding of his corpse, which was much disfigured about the face, but was identified by the clothes and contents of the pockets. The body was examined by Dr. A. Vray, who stated that no signs of violence were apparent, and that death had resulted from drowning. In accordance with the evidence, a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Sunday morning.

The Brisbane Courier, 1882-01-04
1882-01-02

02 JAN 1882 Court of Enquiry held before me on the second day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty two, touching the death of

JOHN BRIDGMAN

whose body was found in Bulimba Creek, on Saturday December 31st 1881.

when the following evidence was adduced

Signed Angus Gibson JP

This deponent, Jacob Goodchild, on his oath, said as follows

My name is Jacob Goodchild, I am a labourer, living at Hemmant. I recollect Saturday the 31st December 1881. About 6 PM from something I heard, I went down to Bulimba Creek, I saw an object floating in the water, I went with Mr C. Uhlmann and got a punt to ascertain what it was, I found it to be the dead body of a man. I assisted in getting it ashore on the bank of the creek. I identified the body as Mr John Bridgman. I have no doubt whatever. The deceased was a farmer, residing at Hemmant, his height was about 5 (five) feet 8 (eight) inches, his hair was dark brown mixed with grey. I was able to identify him by his clothes, hands and feet. I have known him intimately for nearly seven (7) years. The deceased was always a quiet sober man, but for a few days before his death he seemed more retired than usual. I saw the pocket of the deceased cut open, and the knife and handkerchief produced taken from them. I identify these articles as the property of the deceased. From one corner of the handkerchief I saw two single one pound notes taken, and from another corner of the handkerchief I saw fifteen shillings and sixpence taken. Signed Jacob Goodchild

This deponent Christopher Uhlmann, on his oath, said as follows.

My name is Christopher Uhlmann, I am a contractor, residing at Hemmant. I recollect Saturday the 31st December 1881. About six o'clock that evening, from something I heard, I went down to Bulimba Creek, and saw an object in the water. I went in company with Mr Goodchild and got a punt to see what it was. I found it to be the dead body of a man. I assisted to get it ashore. I could not identify the features but from the shirt and trousers I believed it was the body of John Bridgman. I knew deceased for about five (5) years, he was a very steady, reserved man. I have never seen deceased the worse for liquor. Signed Christopher Uhlmann

This deponent, Henry Franklin on his oath, said as follows.

My name is Henry Franklin, I am a farmer, residing at Hemmant. I recollect Saturday, the 31st December last, at about half-past six in the evening, from something I heard, I went to Bulimba Creek, when I got there, I saw the dead body of a man taken out of the creek. I identified the body as that of my wife's brother, John Bridgman. I saw Hugh Swain cut open the pockets of the deceased , and taken there from the handkerchief, knife and key produced, from one corner of the handkerchief I saw two one pound notes taken, and from another corner I saw fifteen shillings sixpence in silver taken. I last saw the deceased alive at seven o'clock pm on Thursday the 29th December 1881. Deceased had been living with me for nearly seven years. When I last saw him he was having his supper, he was dressed as if he intended to go out. I never saw him alive again, to the best of my belief he was on good terms with all his neighbours, during the time that he lived with me I never once saw him the worst for liquor, he was a very quiet inoffensive man of reserved habits, deceased owned a small farm at Hemmant which he cultivated, and I believe he has money in one of the Banks in Brisbane, he had a horse, dray, pig and other property on his farm, there is a running account between deceased and myself, deceased was a married man but wife left him over twenty two years ago, and to the best of my knowledge has not been heard of since, there were no children, his father and mother are living in Western Australia, he has also four sisters and one brother , three sisters and brother live in Western Australia, and the other sister to whom I am married, living in Hemmant. I have known the deceased for over forty (40) years, he was born at Berclere, Hampshire, England, he came to Queensland with me in the ship British Empire in 1859, deceased's wife left him six months after he landed in the colony, when deceased came to live with me he enquired whether I had ever heard anything of his wife, I told him that I had not. I never saw anything in the manner of the deceased to lead me to consider him likely to commit suicide. I did not feel anxious at his not returning home on Thursday and Friday night as he was in the habit of occasionally going away for a night or two at a time, but I did feel uneasy when he did not return on Saturday, and made some enquiries if anyone had seen him. I know of no papers which deceased has left to show the state of his affairs.

Signed Henry Franklin

Recalled: Deceased was not seen to leave my house on Thursday night, he usually had a smoke on the verandah, and then went to attend to his horse.

This deponent, Charles James Hue' May, qualified Medical practitioner of Queensland, and Health Officer of the Port of Brisbane, on his oath said

On the night of Saturday 31st ultimo by request I made a superficial examination of the body of John Bridgman, he then being dead two or three days. There was no external marks of violence except about the face which may have been caused by fish. His body appeared to be well nourished, and about forty (40) years of age. In my opinion the cause of death was Asphyxia by drowning.

Signed ------------- Health Officer

 
information from Col Heading


Ellen (Bridgman) Franklin03. Ellen Bridgman

1837-05-28 bapt. Burghclere, Hampshire censuses; Col Heading gedcom; Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons
1841 of Burghclere, Hampshire, living with her family TNA: PRO HO 107/391/14 f12 p18
1851 scholar, of [illegible], Burghclere, living with her family PRO HO 107/1684 f112 p23
1858-06-26 of St James, Muswell Hill, London; m. Henry Franklin (1835–1899), at Burghclere, in a joint wedding with her brother John Smallbone (2010); Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09; GRO index; information from Col Heading; banns book
Children: Alice (1859–1913), Emily (1861–1926), Sarah (1863–1936), Ellen (1865–1941), Catherine Gale (1866–1946), William (1868–1868), Joseph Bridgeman (1870–1928), George (1872–1930), Charles George (1874–1952) Col Heading gedcom; information from Hunter Laidlaw
1859-02-04 with her husband, arrived in Queensland aboard the British Empire, together with John and his wife; C[hurch of] E[ngland]; able to read and write New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896; Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912; New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896; information from Col Heading
1882-01-26 appointed administrator of her brother John's estate The Brisbane Courier, 1882-01-14
1885-10-26

Name of Deceased Proprietor.—John Bridgeman, late of Hemmant, farmer.

Date of Death.—31st December, 1881.

Name of Claimant.—Ellen Franklin, wife of Henry Franklin, of Hemmant.

Description and Situation of Land.—Part subdivisions 1, 15, 16, and 17 of portion 139, parish of Tingalpa.

Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.—Fee-simple.

Particulars of Will or Otherwise.—As administratrix.

Date within which Caveat may be Lodged.—24th November, 1885

The Brisbane Courier, 1885-10-26
1888-10-30

RAILWAY ARBITRATORS COURT

Tuesday, October 30.

Before Mr. R. "W. Curtis, Railway Arbitrator.

In RE MRS. ELLEN FRANKLIN.

This was a claim for £1022 2s. on account of 7 acres 3 roods 36 perches of land resumed on the Cleveland Branch line. The Commissioner for Railways had offered in settlement of the claim £440 and £45 already paid for improvements.

Mr. H. E. King appeared for the com missioner, and Mr. J. F. Buckland appeared as agent for the claimant.

"Henry Franklin, a farmer, residing at Hem mant, deposed that the land in question was owned by his wife; valued the land resumed at £60 per acre; knew of a sale of land, 4 acres, near the river, about three years ago, at over £50 per acre; the Clydesdale Estate was sold at about £50 per acre three years ago; the land being taken had spoilt the farm, and 7 acres of that taken was rich agricultural land, and yielded 15 tons sweet potatoes per acre, the potatoes being worth £2 10s. per ton; spent over £20 for bonedust in the last twelve months, and had to allow for labour; the commissioner purchased the house as it stood, and the material of the stable was to be removed by claimant, the sum of £45 being paid for that; no fences, calf-pen, bails, or pig yards were included in the amount: they claimed for seventy vines destroyed, £10.

Mr. CURTIS said he was aware that the railway contractor had cut a road for his own convenience round claimant's place, and would have had to pay for whatever damage he had done.

Mr. BUCKLAND said that what they claimed on was for property destroyed within the bounds of the resumption.

Witness continued: Claimed for 2400 pines, £40; all the pines except about fifty which were destroyed by the contractor were on the resumed land; other items were eight fruit trees, £3; twenty-one panels fence and pair of gates, £4 10s.; the commissioner said he could have the fencing, but it was of no use now; eighteen panels three-rail fence and gates, £3 10s.; pigyard and twenty panels paling fence, £4 10s.; calf-pen, yard, and bail, £5 10s.; other fencing, £3 10s.; consequential damage to the property, £200; damage by forced sale of land resumed, £100; and £50 for land having to be taken out of the cultivation by claimant for a road.

Mr. Curtis said he would take the last item down, but he certainly would not calculate it; he calculated that the amount of the claim, according to the evidence, was £902, that was after striking out some of the items of claim which were disallowed.

Witness resumed: "Would have preferred that the railway had not come near him; had lived on the farm for sixteen years, and had been in the district for twenty-eight years; had brought up and started in life eight children from the proceeds of the farm; could not work the farm now with no profit, as it was so much cut up.

By Mr. KING: The area of the block was 40 acres; the station being next the land did not improve it in value; had taken the fencing and gates; the house removed was a two-roomed humpy, and the stable had four stalls with chaff room; the cottage was slabs and shingled, and the stable slabs and bark; claimant paid £15 for removing and re-erecting the stable for labour alone; the commissioner told them that he could have the fencing and gales.

Mr. CURTIS pointed out that the commissioner must have bought the fencing and gates or he would not have told claimant that he could have them.

By Mr. BUCKLAND: Grew oaten hay on the land and got an average of 3 tons per acre, which was worth £5 per ton.

William Popham, a farmer, residing at Hemmant, deposed that he knew a piece of land, 17 acres, on Doughboy Creek, which was sold recently at £40 per acre; it was not such good land as Franklin's; the line had considerably injured the farm.

By Mr. KING: Thought that the station being on the property would increase its value for selling purposes.

Mrs. Franklin, in whose name the property .was registered, confirmed the evidence given, and added that the £15 paid for improvements was only for the two-roomed humpy and the stable.    

John Blaine, the railway valuer, deposed that he had valued the land at £45 per acre, making £358 17s. 6d.; had allowed £40 for injury by severance, 10 per cent for forced sub, £3.3 17s. 9d., altogether £434 15s. 3d., which was exclusive of the buildings, which had been settled for; considered the balance of the land would be enhanced fully 100 per cent by the railway and by the station on it.

Mr. KING pointed out that the item of £100 for forced sale could not be treated as a claim; it was not provided for in the Act, and merely rested with the discretion of the commissioner, who generally allowed 10 per cent for the forced sale, he considered the consequential damage to the farm, £200, was not allowable, as there would not be any increase in the expense of working the farm; and claimed that the £45 allowed by the commissioner covered the whole of the improvements. The fruit trees and pines, he submitted, went with the land; the land was taken as being under cultivation; they did not value the Land and then the crops. He submitted that the general value of the property was greatly enhanced by the railway.

Mr. BUCKLAND contended that the expense of working the farm must of necessity be increased by the railway, and very little less than £20 a year would be sufficient to cover the fruit trees. The claim for fruit trees had always been allowed, and from 4s. to 6s. for full-bearing vines was the average rate. The provision for forced sale, though he admitted was not in the Act, had generally been allowed.  

Mr. Curtis reserved his award.

The court adjourned until the following day at 10 o'clock.

The Brisbane Courier, 1888-11-02
1899-01-26 notice given that Ellen Franklin will be granted probate of the will of her late husband in 14 days' time The Brisbane Courier, 1899-01-28
1903 domestic duties, of Hemmant, Oxley, Queensland electoral roll
1905
1908 home duties, of Hemmant, Oxley, Queensland
1908-02-10 made will Queensland Government Gazettes, 1903-1910
1908-11-05 late of Hemmant, widow; d. Brisbane, Queensland Queensland Government Gazettes, 1903-1910; MI
1908-11-05 bur. in plot Monumental.A.7.32, Hemmant cemetery, Brisbane MI; Find a Grave
1909-02-13 application made by George Laidlaw, of Winnum, produce merchant, and Joseph Franklin, of Hemmant, farmer, as Trustees, for the transfer of title to land described as resubdivisions A, E, and C of subdivision 3 of portion 132, county of Stanley, parish of Tingalpa, to be transmitted by fee simple Queensland Government Gazettes, 1903-1910
1909-06-07 auction:

By Order of the Executor of Ellen Franklin, deceased.

3 CHOICE PROPERTIES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF HEMMANT.

(a) Resub. 2 of Sub. 3 of Portion 132, 5 acres 0 roods, 16 perches, WITH TWO COTTAGES of 4 rooms, rent £28/12/ per annum.

(b) Resub. C of same Subdivision, and Portion 2 roods, 36.1 perches, with COTTAGE.

(c) Resub. E of same Subdivision and Portion, 26 acres, 1 rood, 15 perches, Unimproved.

The Brisbane Courier, 1909-05-29


04. Catherine Gale Bridgman

1841-06-30 b. and/or bapt. Burghclere, Hampshire Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09; GRO index
1841-06-30 d. Burghclere Waldock, Goodchild


Sarah (Bridgman) Smith05. Sarah Bridgman

1842-05-07 b. Burghclere, Hampshire Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09; GRO index
1842-05-29 bapt. Burghclere Waldock, Goodchild
1851 scholar, of [illegible], Burghclere TNA: PRO HO 107/1684 f112 p23
1859 emigrated to Australia with her parents Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons
1865-06-07 m. Thomas 'Harold' Smith (1835–94, farmer; had been convicted of the manslaughter of a policeman, and transported), at Bridgman's Res,  Greenough, Western Australia Australia marriage index; Waldock, Goodchild; information from Col Heading; Smallbone (2010)
Children: Maud Sarah (1863–1920), Ellen (1866–1928), Alice (1867–1929), Anna May (1869–1943), Mary Ann Amelia (1873–1940) Col Heading gedcom; Rita Harwood gedcom, 2009; information from Hunter Laidlaw
  lived with Walter and Annie Witham in her last ailing months at Blackboy Camp Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09
1918-10-25 d. Swan City, Western Australia Find a Grave
1918-10-27 bur. Midland Cemetery, Anglican Section, section D plot no 20, Western Australia
1918-11-02

Death of an Old Resident.—A very old ex-resident of Greenough and Geraldton passed away at Greenmount, near Midland Junction on October 25th in the person of Mrs Sarah Smith, aged 76, relict of the late Thomas Smith who died at Geraldton about 24 years ago. She was born in England and arrived in Australia with her parents about 56 years ago. After residing at Greenough for about thirty years (where she reared a family of five daughters) and Geraldton for a few years, she made a couple of trips to Bendigo and Geelong, in Victoria, before making her home at Middle Swan where she resided until three months previous to her death. She leaves to mourn her loss a Sister (Mrs Cowling. of Guildford) and five daughters—Mrs T J Anderson of Geraldton; Mrs Bowman of Tammin; Mrs H Anderson of Toodyay; Mrs Witham, of Greenmount; and Mrs H Oliver, of Northam. There are 35 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Five grandsons emlisted, one (Gordon Anderson) paying the supreme sacrifice. Another (Sam Anderson) is a prisoner of war in Germany. Graham Witham another grandson has won the Military Medal.

Geraldton Guardian (WA), 1918-11-02


Catherine Gale (Bridgman) (Baughan) (Scrivener) Cowling06. Catherine Gale Bridgeman

1844-03-07 b. Burghclere, Hampshire Find a Grave; GRO index; Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09
1844-06-30 bapt. Burghclere "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680–1892," database with images, FamilySearch: 30 October 2017, Katherine Gale Bridgeman, 30 Jun 1844; citing Baptism, Burghclere, Hampshire, Lancashire Record Office and Hampshire Record Office
1851 scholar, of [illegible], Burghclere TNA: PRO HO 107/1684 f112 p23
  taught in London as a Junior monitor for 2/6 per month. She was also a teacher on board the ship during the passage to Australia. Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-12-18
1859-10-20 emigrated to Australia with her parents, arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on the West Australian Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons; information from Col Heading
1863-12-02 m. 1. Daniel Baughan (1828–1865, a widowed shepherd and transported convict), at Bridgman's Residence, Greenough, Western Australia Australia Marriage Index, 1788–1950; Waldock, Goodchild; information from Col Heading
1867-03-10 m. 2. Richard Scrivener (1825–1908, baker), St Matthew church, Guildford, Western Australia Australia Marriage Index, 1788–1950; Waldock, Goodchild; Col Heading gedcom; Rita Harwood gedcom, 2009; information from Hunter Laidlaw
Children: William (1868–1941), Emily (1870–1952), Annie Gale (1872–1918), Alice Maud Mary (1874–1876), Clara (1880–1881), Ellen Franklin (1883–1944) Col Heading gedcom; Rita Harwood gedcom, 2009; information from Hunter Laidlaw
1903 housewife, of Terrace-road, Guildford, Perth, Western Australia electoral roll
1906 home duties, of Waylen street, Guildford, Fremantle, Western Australia
1910 widow, of Waylen street, Guildford, Fremantle, Western Australia
1913-11-27 of Guildford; m. 3. William Cowling (1838–1924), at Northam, Western Australia The West Australian, 1913-12-03; Australia Marriage Index, 1788–1950; Australia death index; Waldock, Goodchild; Col Heading gedcom; Rita Harwood gedcom, 2009; information from Hunter Laidlaw
 

Septuagenarian's Wedding

A wedding between an aged couple was celebrated in Northam by Rev G McLaren. The bridegroom, Mr W Cowling, is 75 years of age and in another twelve months, the bride, Mrs C Scrivener, will have reached the allotted span of 3 score years and ten. The bride was given away by Mr Rockett of Northam.

 

text from Northam Advertiser, cited by Col Heading
 

A quiet but attractive wedding was celebrated in Northam during the week, the contracting parties being Mr. William Cowling, of Creswick, Victoria, and Miss Catherine Gale Scrivener, of Guildford. The bridesmaid was Miss Linda Oliver. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. McLaren at the residence of Mr. F. Oliver, of East Northam, where the reception was held, after which the bride and bridegroom left for Guildford on their honeymoon.

The Daily News (Perth, WA), 1913-12-11
 

A charming little wedding was that celebrated at the residence of Mr. Fred. Oliver at Morrell-street, East Northam (says the "Advertiser"). The bridegroom was Mr. William Cowling, of Creswick, Victoria, and the bride Miss Catherine Gale Scrivener, of Guildford. The ceremony, which was performed by Rev. G. McLaren, was held at 6.30 in the evening. Both the bride and the bridesmaid (Miss Linda Oliver) were dressed in dainty costumes. After the ceremony the friends of the parties were entertained at a wedding tea by Mrs. Oliver, at which the toasts usually associated with such assemblies were honored. The many presents received testified to the popularity of the couple, who are spending their honeymoon at Guildford.

Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 1913-12-14
1922-08-31 d. Northam Find a Grave
1922-09-02 bur. Methodist section, Northam cemetery Find a Grave; Waldock, Goodchild; Col Heading tree on Ancestry


Joseph Bridgeman07. Joseph Bridgeman

1846-10-06 b. Burghclere, Hampshire TNA: PRO HO 107/1684 f112 p23; Waldock, Goodchild, accessed 2010-05-09; GRO index
1848-08-06 bapt. Burghclere "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680–1892," database with images, FamilySearch : 30 October 2017, Joseph Bridgeman, 06 Aug 1848; citing Baptism, Burghclere, Hampshire, Lancashire Record Office and Hampshire Record Office
1851 scholar, of [illegible], Burghclere PRO HO 107/1684 f112 p23
1859 emigrated to Australia with his parents Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons
1871-01-04 of "Winding Dell" Moonyoonooka, Western Australia; m. Jane Blaney (1854–1931), at Geraldton, Western Australia Waldock, Goodchild; Not Just Piercys gives place of marriage as Champion Bay, Western Australia
Child: Catherine (1873–1934) Waldock, Goodchild
Adopted child: Victor Alexander (1886–1964)
  Joseph purchased part of his father in law's property after he was killed when thrown from a horse. The western end of "Eastbrook" was called "Winding Dell', which Joseph purchased for £50 pound and 2 horses.

Joseph was said to have made a lot of money on the gold fields. He lived on and farmed this property for the rest of his life. Also bred race horses. After his death his adopted son Victor took over the property. It was on east Moonyoonooka road opposite where Geraldton aerodrome now is.

information from Col Heading; Col Heading tree on Ancestry
1903 farmer, of Chapman, Mullewa, Swan, Western Australia electoral rolls
1906 farmer, of Chapman, Eastern Valley, Coolgardie, Western Australia
1914-11-16 d. Winding Dell, Chapman River, Geraldton, Western Australia Rita Harwood gedcom, 2009; information from Hunter Laidlaw; Col Heading tree on Ancestry
 

. . . deceased himself, with the exception of a prospecting trip in Pilbarra, had resided in the district all his life. He was widely known and highly respected.

Col Heading tree on Ancestry
  bur. Anglican Cemetery, Geraldton


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