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From: "Pam & Trevor Jennings" <>
Subject: Re: [GEELONG] HIRST family -re: Woollen Mills for July "Pivot"
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 14:26:25 +1100
References: <000201c3cf57$757f7ea0$3511fea9@harrypfe> <002301c3d03a$6980dfc0$35aa8a90@Amanda>


Thanks Amanda - it all adds to the inform. I am now gathering! Pam
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From: "Amanda" <>
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Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 6:39 PM
Subject: [GEELONG] HIRST family -re: Woollen Mills for July "Pivot"


> I also have a little bit of information on the HIRST family. My
grandparents
> used to live next door to Godfrey and Pearl Hirst in Upper Skene Street,
> Newtown and often went on family BBQ's to the You Yangs (grandson of the
> Godfrey Hirst who married Sarah Carter). I'm also very distantly related
as
> my great great uncle, Oswyn Leander Lloyd BATTEN married Godfrey's
daughter,
> Minerva HIRST.
>
> Happy New Year to all,
> Amanda
>
> 1. Godfrey HIRST. Born in 1857 in Meltham, Yorkshire, England son of
Charles
> Hirst (born 1823 Hinchclife Mill, Yorkshire, a woollen yarn spinner) and
> Minerva Holmes (born 1821 Penistone, Yorkshire). He may have come out
> earlier than the rest of his family on the Orient in May 1884 - yet to
> confirm. The Excelsior Woollen and Worsted Mills were controlled by
Godfrey
> Hirst & Co. Pty. Ltd. They were the union of two of the earliest mills in
> Victoria, the old Victorian and the old Barwon Mills. Godfrey died in
> Geelong on 15 Feb 1917, he was 60. Buried on 17 Feb 1917 in Geelong
Eastern
> Cemetery.
>
> On 22 Jul 1876 when Godfrey was 19, he married Sarah CARTER, daughter of
> Joseph CARTER (a confectioner) and Hannah, in Huddersfield, York, England.
> She was born in 1853 in Meltham, Yorkshire, England. Sarah died in
Geelong,
> Victoria, Australia in 1925, she was 72, and was buried on 2 Oct 1925 in
> Geelong Eastern Cemetery.
>
> They had the following children:
>
> 2 i. William
>
> ii. Joseph.
>
> 3 iii. Lewis
>
> 4 iv. Harold
>
> 5 v. Minerva
>
> vi. Annie. Born in 1894 in Geelong,. Annie died in Richmond in 1943, she
was
> 49. She married a Mr. Betts.
>
>
> 2. William HIRST. Born in 1877 in Meltham, York, England. Buried on 4 Sep
> 1925 in Geelong Eastern Cemetery. William died in Geelong in 1925, he was
> 48.
>
> In 1901 when William was 24, he married Catherine CAMERON, daughter of
John
> CAMERON & Elizabeth Munro GUNN. Catherine was born in 1871 in Mt Duneed,.
> Catherine died in Geelong in 1965, she was 94 and was buried on 4 Jan 1965
> in Geelong Eastern Cemetery.
>
> They had the following children:
>
> i. Ivy. Born in 1902 in Geelong,. Ivy died in Balwyn, Melbourne in 1951,
she
> was 49. Buried on 31 Aug 1951 in Geelong Eastern Cemetery.ii. Florence
> Minerva. Born in 1904 in Geelong.
>
> iii. Katie. Born in 1905 in Geelong.
>
> iv. Vera (1907-1977). Married Wal AIKMAN.
>
> v. Godfrey, born 1910 Geelong.. Married Rosie Eliza Pearl MADDERN (known
as
> Pearl) - daughter of James MADDERN and Rose MITCHELL. Lived at 3 Upper
Skene
> Street, Newtown.
>
> vii. John Cameron (1914-1966) married Thelma.
>
> 3. Lewis HIRST. Born in 1881 in Yorkshire, England. Lewis died in Newtown,
> Geelong on 4 Apr 1951, he was 70.
>
> On 4 Apr 1905 when Lewis was 24, he married Catherine Florence WILLIAMS,
> daughter of Robert WILLIAMS & Hannah PROUT, in Belmont, Geelong,.
Catherine
> was born in 1880 in Belmont, Geelong. Catherine Florence died in Geelong
in
> 1954, she was 74.
>
> They had the following children:
>
> i. Cedric Lewis (born 1907 Geelong) who married Dorothy CUST.
>
> ii. Max Lakeman (1910-1965) who married Irene HEDLEY.
>
> iii. Ivan Williams. Born on 24 Sep 1914 in Geelong. Ivan Williams died in
> Geelong in 1984, he was 69.
>
>
>
> 4. Harold HIRST. Born in 1883 in Yorkshire, England. Buried on 21 Nov 1934
> in Geelong Eastern Cemetery. Harold died in Geelong in 1934, he was 51.
>
> In 1902 when Harold was 19, he married Emily May TOMKINS, daughter of John
> TOMKINS & Harriet HARRISON, in Geelong. Emily was born on 13 May 1881 in
> Geelong. Emily died in Geelong in 1961 and was buried on 12 Jan 1961 in
> Geelong Eastern Cemetery, she was 69.
>
> They had the following children:
>
> i. Herbert Godfrey. Born on 31 Mar 1903 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
He
> died in 1991 aged 87, and was buried on 19 Oct 1991 in Geelong Eastern
> Cemetery.
>
> ii. Constance Harriet. Born in 1904 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
>
> iii. German Carter. Born in 1911 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. German
> died in 1978 aged 67, and was buried on 22 Oct 1978 in Geelong Eastern
> Cemetery.
>
> 5. Minerva HIRST. Born in 1888 in Geelong. Minerva died in Canterbury, on
22
> Aug 1978, she was 90. Buried in Western Suburbs Crematorium, Victoria.
>
> On 23 Mar 1912 when Minerva was 24, she married Oswyn Leander Lloyd
BATTEN,
> son of Thomas BATTEN & Miriam Eliza LLOYD, in Belmont, Geelong. Oswyn was
> born in 1883 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Oswyn Leander Lloyd died in
> Geelong on 29 Oct 1964, he was 81 and was buried on 30 Oct 1964 in Western
> Suburbs Crematorium, Victoria. Occupation: Law Clerk, Grocery Traveller,
> Manager Of Golf Club. Education: Geelong College.
>
> They had the following children:
>
> i. Bessell Carter (1913-1989) married Alfred Dunbavin BUTCHER (1915-1990).
> Alfred was a zoologist and chairman of the Melbourne Zoo from 1962 to
1987.
>
> ii. Annie Sarah "Nancy". Born in 1915 in Geelong. She died in Geelong in
Jun
> 1917, she was 2. Buried on 28 Jun 1917 in Geelong Eastern Cemetery,
> Victoria, Australia.
>
> iii. Lloyd Hirst married Gwendoline IVES.
>
> iv. Minerva Dorothy married James Norman STEWART.
>
> v. Barbara Violet married Hugh James Gordon STEWART.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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