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Ivor Griffiths (b. 05 Jan 1864, d. 10 Jan 1939)Ivor Griffiths (son of Thomas Bowen Griffiths and Mary Daniel) was born 05 Jan 1864 in Forest Creek (Chewton) Castlemaine Vic.23, and died 10 Jan 1939 in Bourke Street Melbourne Vic.
Notes for Ivor Griffiths:
1864 5/1 Ivor was born in Forest Creek, Castlemaine. Thomas identifies himself as a Miner, 36 years of age, b. in Heredfordshire England. Mary Griffiths, formerly Daniel, b. 26th Feb 1853 born in Monmouthshire England.
The birth registration on 4th February was witnessed by the Nurse, Mrs Benjamin. Father, Thomas Griffiths is listed as resident at Forest Creek, Castlemaine.
Living children are listed as John 7 and 1/2 and Henry Isaac 4.
1879 Ivor's father, Thomas Bowen Griffiths and sons leased/share farmed the Yawong property at Coonooer Bridge with Thomas Love.
1983 Thomas B and sons bought this property - 1,123 acres comprising allotments 6A, 7 & 8 in Yeoungroon Parish, Crown Allotment A in Coonooer West parish and Crown portion A in a county/parish unnamed. (Ivor 15yo, John 23yo & Isaac 19yo)
Date ? Went to Exford (Melton South 20 Kms south east of Bacchus Marsh) dressed like an old swagman, to a land auction, with an old gladstone bag full of money.He had difficulty getting the auctioneer to take his bids seriously and when he tendered the winning bid, the Auctioneer approached him to ask and how he intendedto pay for the property, at which time he opened the gladstone bag and paid the12,000 pounds in cash.
1909 (45yo) Elections:Grazier at Moyreisk (8 Kms north west of Natte Yallock, 30 Kms north of Avoca and 46 Kms south of Yawong/St Arnaud.)
1909 (45yo) Ivor's father Thomas Bowen Griffiths died at Yawong/St Arnaud - Yawong property Willed to Ivor's mother Mary and brother John.
1911 (47yo) Ivor's mother Mary died in Yawong/St Arnaud.
Date ?Property bought at Mirboo North in Gippsland.
1914 (50yo) Elections: Grazier atMoyreisk. At some time between 1914 and 1919, Ivor must have sold this property - or leased it to a non-family member until selling it at a later date.
1919 (55yo) Elections: Grazier at Natte Yallock on property jointly owned by Ivor and brother John.
1924 (60yo) Elections: Grazier at Natte Yallock
1931 (67yo) Elections: Grazier at Natte Yallock.
? Date Purchased a property at Meeniyan, near Mirboo North, 3,000 acres of dairy farm, carrying 300 milking cows.
David Parry Griffiths (son of Ivor's brother Henry Isaac Griffiths) listed as a labourer on the Mirboo North property in 1931 elections).
1935 (71yo) Ivor Henry (Ivor's nephew - son of Henry Isaac) and his new wife Alberta moved to live at the Natte Yallock property where they built a new house.Ivor had wanted Ivor Henry to go to work on the Mirboo North property, however, Ivor Henry's father would not allow this.
1936 (72yo) Elections: Grazier at Natte Yallock - David still labourer at Ivor's Mirboo North property
1939 (75yo) Ivor died from massive heart attack in Collins Street Melbourne while going to meet with his Solicitor to make his Will. Deagth Certificate says Ivor died of a coronary obstruction, Fibroid myocarditis.A post-mortem examination was made on 11 January 1939 when the City Coroner ordered burial of the body without inquest.
The burial was registered on the 12 January 1939.
1939 The Mirboo North property was sold.
1939 The Natte Yallock property was sold. As Ivor died without a Will, the property was sold by the Executors - Henry Isaac and his sons Tom and Ivor. Henry Isaac refused to buy it (even tho Ivor had built a new house on the property, for himself and wife Alberta to live in.)The asking price was 6 pound per acre but it was passed in at 4 pounds/acre. One month later, Mitchell Solicitor sold the property at 4 pounds/acre.3,000 sheep and 100 cattle were sold at the Melbourne market, attracting top price. It was revealed that Joe Benjamin offered Sam Slater 500 pounds not to bid at the auction. A syndicate comprising Joe Benjamin and two Ross families then illegally bought the property. Sam Slater never received the promised 500 pounds for fear of being sued.
Grave at base of David and Jessie Griffiths at Meredith Cemetery is Ivor's (unmarked)
Ivor did not marry.
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Burial: 12 Jan 1939, Meredith Vic. (H).
Electoral Roll 1: 1909, State Grampians, SubDiv St Arnaud, Grazier (Ref 1370).
Electoral Roll 2: 1914, State Grampians, SubDiv St Arnaud, Grazier (Ref 1271).
Electoral Roll 3: 1919, State Grampians, SubDiv St Arnaud, Grazier (Ref 1271).
Electoral Roll 4: 1924, C'w Wimmera, State Kara Kara & Burung, SubDiv St Arnaud Grazier (Ref 1142).
Electoral Roll 5: 1931, C'w Wimmera, State Kara Kara & Burung, SubDiv St Arnaud Grazier (Ref 1292).
Electoral Roll 6: 1936, C'w Wimmera, State Kara Kara & Burung, SubDiv St Arnaud Grazier (Ref 1364).
Land Selection 1: 1881, Transfer of Lot 14 Section 5, 320 acres (from original selection by Abel ellis 1875).24
Land Selection 2: 1887, TITLE for Lot 14, Section 5, 320 acres (original selection Abel Ellis in 1875).24
Post Mortem: 11 Jan 1939, The City Coroner, Melbourne (ordered burial without Inquest).25
Property 1: 1909, Moyreisk Vic (North of Avoca & South of St Arnaud).
Property 2: 1879, Father Thomas leased farming equipment from Thomas Love, Coonooer.26
Property 3: 1883, TBG and Sons buy 1,123 acre Coonooer Estate 6a, 7 & 8 Yeungroon, Lot A- Kara Kara & Lot A Crown land..27
Property 4: 1914, Moyreisk Vic (North of Avoca & South of St Arnaud).
Property 5: 1919, Natte Yallock Vic (South of St Arnaud).
Property 6: 1924, Natte Yallock.
Property 7: 1931, Natte Yallock.
Property 8: 1936, Natte Yallock.
Wedding: 1904, Brother John's daughter Sophy marr Sorin J Sorinsen in Sydney NSW.