Gordon Mote

M, #2, b. 20 April 1918, d. 14 September 2005
Gordon Mote
FatherAlbert Thomas Mote b. 4 Feb 1888, d. 30 Oct 1960
MotherMabel Beryl Wales b. 22 Aug 1893, d. 10 Aug 1954
RelationshipsFather of Robert Mote
3rd great-grandson of James Thomas John Bean
Great-grandson of John William Mote
2nd great-grandson of William Wales
2nd great-grandson of Josiah George Swift Perks
2nd great-grandson of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth20 April 1918Gordon Mote was born on Saturday, 20 April 1918 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of Albert Thomas Mote and Mabel Beryl Wales.
Marriage26 February 1941Gordon Mote was married to Audrey Mavis Aspland, daughter of Leslie James Aspland and Phyllis Nellie Mutch, on Wednesday, 26 February 1941 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death14 September 2005Gordon Mote died on Wednesday, 14 September 2005 at the Woden Hospital, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaG, at age 87.
Cremation16 September 2005He was cremated on 16 September 2005 at Norwood Park Crematorium, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameGordon Mote was often called Bob.

Military Service

EventDateDetails
Milit-Beg22 August 1940Gordon Mote began military service on 22 August 1940 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG, His Service Number was N443046.1
Milit-End25 March 1946He ended military service on 25 March 1946; at which time he was a Corporal posted to A A C S N G DET.1
Milit-MedlHe was awarded the 1939 - 1945 Star
the Pacific Star
the War Medal 1939-45
the Australia Service Medal 1939-45.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Burrowa News, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG17 March 1939Gordon Mote was mentioned in the newspaper article about Frederick John Wales on 17 March 1939 in the Burrowa News, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG;

SPIKED HIS LAST COPY

SUDDEN DEATH OF POPULAR NEWSPAPER MAN

The sudden death of Mr. Frank H. Hopwood, proprietor of the Harden "Express" came as a great shock to a wide circle of friends, both at Harden and Young (says the Young 'Witness'), when it was learned on Saturday morning that he had - after a full rich life of useful service - passed away suddenly to the Higher Reward.

The late Mr. Hopwood was up and about as usual on Saturday, and about 7.30 o'clock had a stroke, from which he did not regain consciousness and passed away in the Harden-Murrumburrah Hospital about mid-day.

He spiked his last piece of copy, read his last proof, and subbed his last article, but he leaves on the 'Inky way" cherishable memories of a man who set himself out to assist every movement that was for the good of the community in which he lived.

The large number of people both from the Harden-Murrumburrah district and Young who attended the funeral services, and the cortege, which was one of the longest seen in Harden for many years was visible testimony of the high esteem in which the late Frank Hopwood was held.

Only 53 years of age, he was born at Young and educated there, being the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hopwood, of Young.

Choosing the 'Inky way' as a profession, he served his apprentice ship with the Young 'Chronicle,' and from there graduated to the old Burrangong 'Argus.'

After leaving the 'Argus' he joined Mr. F. Wales in a job printing business which was situated on the site now occupied by the Fire Brigade Station. Later, the partnership shifted to Burrowa Street, where Gordon, Mote and Co., now have their furniture business.

The lure of the printing press still called him, and he longed for the more eventful life of a newspaper man, so he then took over 'The Witness' from the company which at that time was controlling the destinies of this paper, going into partnership with Messrs. F. J. Wales and A. E. Collins. He carried out the duties of Editor with success and harmony for a number of years, finaliy taking over the Harden 'Express,' which he edited successfully up till the time of his death.

The deceased, as a pressman, had the confidence of his confreres, for on several occasions he was elected a member of the Executive of the N.S.W. Country Press Association.

During the time he was at Young the late Mr. Hopwood distinguished himself as a good townsman, for he was not only in the place, but of it. He was an active member of the P. and A. Association, being for many years a steward in the horticultural section, and judged at surrounding Horticultural Shows.

He was thoroughly at home at this, as he was a horticulturahst at heart, and was a lover of flowers. In his spare moments he was to be seen in his garden amongst his roses and the other blooms he loved so well.

Amidst the exacting life of a newspaper man, he also found time to devote to other interests for the good of the town, and in addition to being a useful member of the P. and C. Association, was, for many years Secretary of the Burrangong Race Club. He Was also a loyal adherent of his Church, being a regular Communicant and the Church of England Council and the C.E.M.S. had the value of his membership and advice. When he went to Harden, those interests went with him, and there he was also a member of the Church Council and the C.E.M.S.

He was also associated with the Friendly Society movement as a member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows, through the chairs of which he passed.

The late Mr. Hopwood was mar ried at Young to Miss Annie Murray, daughter of the late Mr. H. J. Murray of Rimmer's Hill, Adelong, and Mrs. Murray, of Sydney.

After taking over the Harden 'Express' he conducted it from Young for about 12 months, after which, on the transfer of his family to that place, went to live there permanently. There he became a member of the P. and A. Society, and identified himself with progressive town movements.

He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, three sons and two daughters. The eldest boy Frank, is on the staff of the Bank of N.S.W. in Queanbeysn. Noel works in the 'Express' office, and Ken. Of the girls, Marge and Betty, the former is a student at Sydney University. He also leaves three sisters and a brothers, Mrs. Grafton and Mrs. Hector Webb' (Sydney), Mrs. Frank Finn (Yass), and Mr. Tom Hopwood (Young).

A large number of people from Young travelled to Harden to at tend the service at St. Paul's Church, and later follow his last remains to the graveside, interment taking place in the Church of England por tion of the cemetery. The Rev. S. North officiated in the Church and at the graveside. Miss Dowling pre sided at the organ, and the congre gation, in a nice tribute to a good churchman, sang one of his favorite hymns, 'Abide With Me. Four members oi the C.E.M.S. acted as pall-bearers, and Bro. Harold Bem brick, P.N.G., conducted the G.U. O.O.F. service. The Rev. S. North, in paying tribute to the deceased spoke of his fine Christian character, and eulog ised him as a citizen who had given his best in wide service to his town and district. As a churchman his life was exemplary. As a citizen it was of the best.

Many beautiful floral tokens were received from : Frank, Marjorie, Noel, Ken and Betty; Tom, Jess and fam ily; Al., Hec and family; Sister Marth; Frank, Sue and family; From the Members of St. Paul's Women's Guild; Rector, Council and Parishon ers of St. John's Church (Young) ; Members and Committee of Harden District Brass Band; The C.E.M. So ciety; Wales and Collins (Young) ; The Junior Guild; The Members of A. C. Barrett Branch G.U.O.O.F. Lodge; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Webb and family, 'Laurel Grove'; Mr. and Mrs. Belfour and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Rabbets and Edna; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Larkin; Mrs. C. Coddington and daughters, 'Moul- ton'; Mr. and Mrs. P. Hayne; Mrs. E. J. Hutchinson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Back and Ron; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Richardson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ibbetson, Ted, Madge and Rene and Albert Walton; Mrs. Boag and family; Jessie, Oliver and family; A. R. and E. H. Codding ton, 'Eulo'; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Coddington and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Phillips and family. Win and Helen Sinclair; R. and C. Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. W. Hatter and fam ily; Mr. and Mrs. Zipfell and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. Reimer and family; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lanham and family; Mrs. Webb, Edith, Alma and Alf ; Mrs. E. Lawton and family; the Melville family; Mr. and Mrs. H. Nolan and family; Mr. and Mrs. F.G Wilson; Annie, Eric and Neville Menzies; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gibson and Mrs. Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Coddington and Errol; Mr. and Mrs. C. West and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. Wales and family; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hammond and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Collins and family; Mrs. Reimer, Ethel and Violet; Herb Manwaring and Mr. and Mrs. Kent and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lanham and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Selden and John; Aunt, Uncle, Jim and family; Mr. and Mrs. Harbridge, Alan, Clyde and Hazel. [We join with other members of the Fourth Estate in offering our deep sympathy to the sorrowing members of deceased's family. ? Ed., | Burrowa News.]2


The Young Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG9 July 1940Gordon Mote was mentioned in an article in The Young Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 9 July 1940 as follows: PERSONAL
The engagement of Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Les Aspland of Burrowa Road, Young, to Mr Gordon Mote of Young, the only son of Mr and Mrs Albert Mote of Yass, has been announced.
The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG16 July 1940He was mentioned in an article in The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 16 July 1940 as follows:

Engagement: Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les. Aspland, of Burrowa road, Young, to Mr. Gordon ('Bob') Mote, of Young, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass.2

The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG5 March 1941He was mentioned in an article in The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Wednesday, 5 March 1941 as follows:

In the Methodist Church, Young, Miss Audrey Mavis Aspland and Mr. Gordon Mote were married by the Rev. N. W. Lickiss. The bride is the
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Boorowa road, and the bridegroom, who resided in Boorowa street, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass. Mrs. E. Brown, sister, acted as Matron of Honor. The service was choral, 'The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden' and 'O, Perfect Love!' being sung. Miss G. Tonkin presiding at the organ. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. E. Brown, of 'Trafalgar,' Young.2


The Land, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG14 March 1941He was mentioned in an article in The Land, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 14 March 1941 as follows:

RECENT WEDDINGS

Young: Audrey, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Young and Gordon, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mote, of Yass.2


The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG23 June 1941He was mentioned in an article in The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG, on Monday, 23 June 1941 as follows:
GREENETHORPE.

Methodist Young People's Club.

Thirty members were present at the gentlemen's evening on Tuesday night. In the absence of Rev. Chapman the vice-president, Mr. Alf I'Anson, took the chair.

After a business meeting the gentlemen entertained the ladies, and those who contributed to the programme were: Mr. Hughie McColl, solo; Mr. Bob McColl, reading; Messrs. Frank Gray and Selby Pereira, duet: Mr. I'Anson: solo:

Messrs. H. McColl and A. I'Anson, duet; Messrs. Hilton Chapple and Ross Smith, mouth organ duet. After the programme all took part in a competition which had been prepared by Mr. Ron Smith and won by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Diproso. After the musical portion of the programme had been completed Mr. I'Anson welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Mote as visitors to the club and thanked Mr. Mote for coming out from Young on such a bad night to help in the programme. Mr. Mote kept all present very interested for over half an hour in the many films he showed. Many were in technicolor, including scenes of the Blue Mountains and Sydney.

Mr. Ron Diprose proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Mote, and Mr. Bob McColl seconded it. After a very tasty supper, which was served by the gentlemen. Miss Bryer, on behalf of the ladies, proposed a vote of thanks to the gentlemen, Mr. I'Anson responding. The next meeting is to be a talk by Miss Richardson
.2
the Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, NSW, AustraliaG27 September 1946He was mentioned in an article in the Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 27 September 1946 as follows:

THIS WEEK FROM THE INSIDE

...........
HE WHO GOES UP . . DOESN'T ALWAYS COME DOWN
Mr. Gordon Mote, Yass modern home furnisher, recently uncovered a 1928 edition of the 'Yass Tribune' when he took up some linoleum. In the paper he read a par concerning Mr. W. E. James, ex- Yass motor cyclist and ace racing car driver, who is now a director of Wollongong and South Coast Aviation Services and managing-director of Ronald Mackellar Pty. Ltd., Wollongong. The paper described how Wally James, the youth, went up Yass' steep cemetery hill road at 72 m.p.h. on a Harley Davidson. Commented a recent edition of the 'Tribune': 'That was 18 years ago . . . and, unlike a lot of other folk, James went up the cemetery hill and came down again."2

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Photocirca 1923Gordon Mote and Raymond Wales were in the photograph of the Kindergarten and 1st Classes taken circa 1923 at the Public School, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
Photocirca 1948Gordon Mote and Audrey Mavis Aspland were in the photograph on the front lawn of Les Aspland's home in Young taken circa 1948.

Family with

Audrey Mavis Aspland b. 28 Dec 1922, d. 12 May 2017
Child
ChartsA Timeline of Robert Mote's Ancestors
Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Descendant Chart - Allexsander Aspland
Descendant Chart - Nicholas Farndaile
Descendant Chart - Charles Loiterton
Descendant Chart - Thomas Martin
Descendant Chart - William Much
Descendant Chart - Stephen Oxford
Descendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited12 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S342] WW II Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Audrey Mavis Aspland

F, #4, b. 28 December 1922, d. 12 May 2017
Audrey Mavis Mote, née Aspland
FatherLeslie James Aspland b. 9 Apr 1890, d. 15 Jul 1987
MotherPhyllis Nellie Mutch b. 6 Jul 1896, d. 27 Jan 1948
RelationshipsMother of Robert Mote
6th great-granddaughter of Allexsander Aspland
5th great-granddaughter of William Much
5th great-granddaughter of Charles Loiterton
8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sheather
10th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Farndaile

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth28 December 1922Audrey Mavis Aspland was born on Thursday, 28 December 1922 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of Leslie James Aspland and Phyllis Nellie Mutch.
Marriage26 February 1941Audrey Mavis Aspland was married to Gordon Mote, son of Albert Thomas Mote and Mabel Beryl Wales, on Wednesday, 26 February 1941 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death12 May 2017Audrey Mavis Aspland died on Friday, 12 May 2017 at The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaG, at age 94; at 23:43 pm.
Cremation17 May 2017She was cremated on 17 May 2017 at Norwood Park Crematorium, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1941As of 26 February 1941, her married name was Mote.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Young Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG9 July 1940Audrey Mavis Aspland was mentioned in an article in The Young Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 9 July 1940 as follows: PERSONAL
The engagement of Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Les Aspland of Burrowa Road, Young, to Mr Gordon Mote of Young, the only son of Mr and Mrs Albert Mote of Yass, has been announced.
The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG10 July 1940She was mentioned in an article in The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Wednesday, 10 July 1940 as follows:

The engagement of Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Burrowa road Young, to Mr. Gordon Mote, of Young, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass, has been announced.1

The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG16 July 1940She was mentioned in an article in The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 16 July 1940 as follows:

Engagement: Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les. Aspland, of Burrowa road, Young, to Mr. Gordon ('Bob') Mote, of Young, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass.1

The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG5 March 1941She was mentioned in an article in The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Wednesday, 5 March 1941 as follows:

In the Methodist Church, Young, Miss Audrey Mavis Aspland and Mr. Gordon Mote were married by the Rev. N. W. Lickiss. The bride is the
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Boorowa road, and the bridegroom, who resided in Boorowa street, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass. Mrs. E. Brown, sister, acted as Matron of Honor. The service was choral, 'The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden' and 'O, Perfect Love!' being sung. Miss G. Tonkin presiding at the organ. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. E. Brown, of 'Trafalgar,' Young.1


The Land, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG14 March 1941She was mentioned in an article in The Land, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 14 March 1941 as follows:

RECENT WEDDINGS

Young: Audrey, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Young and Gordon, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mote, of Yass.1


The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG23 June 1941She was mentioned in an article in The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG, on Monday, 23 June 1941 as follows:
GREENETHORPE.

Methodist Young People's Club.

Thirty members were present at the gentlemen's evening on Tuesday night. In the absence of Rev. Chapman the vice-president, Mr. Alf I'Anson, took the chair.

After a business meeting the gentlemen entertained the ladies, and those who contributed to the programme were: Mr. Hughie McColl, solo; Mr. Bob McColl, reading; Messrs. Frank Gray and Selby Pereira, duet: Mr. I'Anson: solo:

Messrs. H. McColl and A. I'Anson, duet; Messrs. Hilton Chapple and Ross Smith, mouth organ duet. After the programme all took part in a competition which had been prepared by Mr. Ron Smith and won by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Diproso. After the musical portion of the programme had been completed Mr. I'Anson welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Mote as visitors to the club and thanked Mr. Mote for coming out from Young on such a bad night to help in the programme. Mr. Mote kept all present very interested for over half an hour in the many films he showed. Many were in technicolor, including scenes of the Blue Mountains and Sydney.

Mr. Ron Diprose proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Mote, and Mr. Bob McColl seconded it. After a very tasty supper, which was served by the gentlemen. Miss Bryer, on behalf of the ladies, proposed a vote of thanks to the gentlemen, Mr. I'Anson responding. The next meeting is to be a talk by Miss Richardson
.1

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
PhotoAudrey Mavis Aspland was in the Kindergarten class photograph at the Public School, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
PhotoShe was in the Class 3A photograph at Young, NSWG.
PhotoShe was in the class photograph at Young, NSWG.
Photocirca 1948She and Gordon Mote were in the photograph on the front lawn of Les Aspland's home in Young taken circa 1948.

Family with

Gordon Mote b. 20 Apr 1918, d. 14 Sep 2005
Child
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Descendant Chart - Allexsander Aspland
Descendant Chart - Nicholas Farndaile
Descendant Chart - Charles Loiterton
Descendant Chart - Thomas Martin
Descendant Chart - William Much
Descendant Chart - Stephen Oxford
Descendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited19 May 2017

Citations

  1. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Mabel Beryl Wales

F, #8, b. 22 August 1893, d. 10 August 1954
Mabel Beryl Wales, with diploma
Photograph provided by Gordon Mote
FatherAlbert Thomas Wales b. 7 Apr 1864, d. 3 Jun 1942
MotherEsther Jane Perks b. 23 Jan 1869, d. 16 Jan 1932
RelationshipsGrandmother of Robert Mote
Great-granddaughter of William Wales
Great-granddaughter of Josiah George Swift Perks

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth22 August 1893Mabel Beryl Wales was born on Tuesday, 22 August 1893 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of Albert Thomas Wales and Esther Jane Perks.
Marriage11 January 1911Mabel Beryl Wales was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Arthur William Plumb and Annie Maude Perks on Wednesday, 11 January 1911 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage15 September 1915Mabel Beryl Wales was married to Albert Thomas Mote, son of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley, on Wednesday, 15 September 1915 at Young, NSWG.
Death10 August 1954Mabel Beryl Mote died on Tuesday, 10 August 1954 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 60.
BurialAugust 1954She was buried in August 1954 at Methodist Cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Namesake1906Beryl Alethia Wales was named for Mabel Beryl Wales.
Married Name1915As of 15 September 1915, her married name was Mote.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG17 September 1915Mabel Beryl Wales was mentioned in an article in The Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 17 September 1915 as follows:

WEDDING OF ALBERT THOMAS MOTE
AND
MABEL BERYL WALES

WEDNESDAY FIFTEENTH SEPTEMBER NINETEEN FIFTEEN


The Methodist Church was nicely decorated by friends for the marriage on Wednesday of Mr Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Wales of Young.

The Rev. William Weston performed the ceremony in the presence of a fairly large assemblage. As the bride entered the Church the Choir sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden" and as the couple left as man and wife the Wedding March was played.

The brides dress was a brocaded crepe de Chine with over dress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls. She also wore the customary wreath and veil and a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a shaving outfit. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Mote and Miss Hilda Wales. They each wore a white chiffon dress, the former's being over a shell pink slip, and a gold bangle each, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bouquets, also gifts from the bridegroom, were of pink carnations and sweet peas. Mr Walter Mote was the best man and Mr Frank Delaney groomsman.

The wedding breakfast was partaken at Mrs Fred Fisher's, where the Rev. Mr Weston presided and the usual toasts were honored. Mr and Mrs Mote left by the evening train for Sydney, where the honeymoon is being spent. Their future home will be at Yass. The bride traveled in a dress of saxe blue crepe de chine relieved with shadow lace, and a hat to match.

The wedding presents were numerous and costly.

The Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG17 September 1915She was mentioned in an article in The Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 17 September 1915 as follows:

WEDDING.

MOTE-WALES.

A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon last, the contracting parties being Mr. Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Marengo Street, Young, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. W. Weston. The bride, was prettily dressed in brocaded crepe-de-chine, with an overdress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls, with customary wreath and veil, and also carried a bouquet of white sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern, gift of bridegroom, entered the church on the arm of her father, who subsequently gave her away. She was attended by Miss Alice Mote (sister of the bridegroom) who was attired in a white crepe de chine dress over a shell pink slip; and Miss Hilda Wales (sister of the bride) who was dressed in a white crepe de chine. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern (gifts of bride- groom). Mr. Walter Mote (brother of bridegroom) acted as best man, and Mr. Delaney (brother-in-law of bride- groom) was groomsman. The bride- groom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaids, a gold bangle to each. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a silver shaving outfit. After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to Mrs. Fisher's refreshment rooms, where the wedding breakfast was served. The Rev. Mr. Weston occupied the chair and the usual toasts were honored. The happy couple left by the 7.20 train for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was a saxe blue crepe de chine, relieved with shadow lace, hat to match. The future home of the young couple will be at Yass. The presents were numerous and costly.1

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
AnecdoteMABEL BERYL WALES was born at 13 Murringo St. Young 22nd August 1893 to Albert and Esther Wales and her Mother and Father called her "Mabs" and her sister called her "Top" when she was young. Mabel loved riding horses and was a bit of a tomboy. Mabel learnt to play the piano and became an accomplished pianist and received a certificate for this. One of Mabel's special hobbies was painting, she started when she was about 12 years old painting landscapes and still life. Mabel was a very progressive person, she took on all sorts of work, including a course in Pittman's short hand and did very well at this. When it was time to learn a trade she chose tailoring, and spent her early days with a local tailor as an apprentice, then going to Earlwood, in Sydney as a tailoress, and then on to Kiama in the same type of work.

     Mabel arrived at Yass the end of 1914 to work for George Weatherby a tailor, he was a brother to James K.E. Weatherby, a step brother to Albert Mote, now Albert's brother Walter Mote was also a tailor working for George Weatherby, and it was through this that Mabel met Albert Mote who worked in a shoe shop next door. Their relationship grew and they were married in the Methodist Church at Young on 15th September 1915, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. William Weston. They left for Sydney for their honeymoon and then back to Yass to 46 Church Street to live in one of Albert's Mother's homes. The rent was 10 shillings a week and Albert was earning 2 pounds a week working in the shoe shop with his step-brother.

     At Yass Mabel soon started into her hobbies, making clothes, making sweets, cooking cakes and meat pies which was her speciality. After the birth of her daughter Joyce on 27th September 1916 and her son Gordon on 20th April 1918 she started to enter her hobbies into the Yass Pastoral and Agricultural Association Show. She was very successful with her chocolates, jubes, licorice all sorts, and other sweets, also she was successful with her cakes, fancywork and knitting, and especially baby clothes. When the show was over people would buy her products.

     After 13 years at 46 Church Street Mabel and Albert decided to build a house at no. 43 Pritchett Street Yass. They bought the land which had an 80ft. frontage, from Mr. Tate. This took place in 1927 and Mabel designed the house that was to be built by her brother Earl Wales. Building commenced immediately, the hall was 6ft. wide and 40ft. long, the lounge room was 15x20ft., and from the back verandah there was a good view of the town.

     The new house was one of the first built at Yass to have water and electricity connected during construction, so Mabel was very happy with this, they also had the gas put on. The frame and roof timbers were constructed from oregon.

     About this time her son Gordon contracted Rheumatic Fever with 3 others from the school, the 3 others died within 2 or 3 years and Mabel was told by the doctor that her son would be very lucky to reach the age of 18yrs. At the same time her brother Desmond Wales became very ill. Mabel and Albert moved to their new home in May 1928, her son was put to bed to stay for a long spell, this was the end of Gordon's school days, at the same time her brother Des. died so it was a trying time for Mabel and she hardly left the house for a couple of yrs. This was an expensive time for the Motes so they took in a lady boarder to help pay expenses.

     When 43 Pritchett Street was being built by her brother Earl, he was staying with his wife Angela and two others (Patterson & Molloy) from Young. They were staying with Mabel at 46 Church Street Yass which was her home at the time. At night they would have a sing-song. Earl playing his Violin, and the next door neighbour Tommy Hearne on the cornet, and Mabel playing the piano. Half the town would have been able to hear them.

     Mabel had many friends at Yass, Marie Styles, the Sextons, Albert's stepsister's children the Sheekey Family. Herb. Phillips who owned the picture theatre and his wife Maggie who was a school mate of Mabel's at Young. Being a good gardener Mabel soon had some flowers growing everywhere. She entered many flower shows every year and would win prizes. She supplied flowers for the picture theatre, never did the Motes pay to go to the pictures. Other good friends were the McIntosh girls who owned a baby wear shop and Mabel made a lot of baby clothes for them. There were many more friends.

     In 1930 Mabel's mother had a stroke and was paralysed down the right side and her speech was affected. Mabel's sister Hilda (Wales) with her husband Alfred I'Anson brought her to Yass to stay with Mabel for 1 year. After this her mother went back home to her husband Albert Wales until she died having an operation for appendicitis on 15th January 1932.

     Now Mabel had a break until November 1942 when Gordon had to go into the Army, and his wife Audrey and his son Robert came to Yass to live with Mabel and Albert until the war ended and Gordon came home in March 1946. During this time Gordon was home on leave for a couple of times, the last time, Gordon and Audrey decided to have another child, and Mabel's second grand daughter Janice was born 2-2-1946. Mabel was very proud of her grand children.

     When Gordon came home, Mabel decided to open a shop at Young selling baby clothes that she made. This had always been her ambition as she had promised the McIntosh girls at Yass that she would never open a shop against them. She stayed for about 6 to 8 months and then came back to Yass.

     Nearly every Christmas Alfred and Hilda (her sister) I'Anson would come to Yass to spend their holidays. One year Hilda thought it would be a good idea to bring down some of the young people from the Greenthorpe Church to Mabel's for a couple of weeks, about 9 or 10 of them, so Mabel had a house full. They went to the Cotter River, Burrinjuck Dam, Boambla, and Good Hope. A good time was had by all.

     At the end of 1947 Gordon and his family left Yass to go to live at their farm block at Bowral. It was here that Audrey heard of her mother's death, and later that year in 1948 Mabel and Albert, while at Gordon's place at Bowral received word through the police that their daughter Joyce had died at Forbes, at the age of 31yrs., leaving a husband and two children, David and Margaret McLean. So no more trips to Forbes for Mabel and Family like they did in the war years while Gordon was in the army. The McLeans moved to Sydney to live.

     After Gordon moved to Goulburn in 1949, Mabel and Albert would come to Goulburn and spend time with the family. It was on the 10th. August that Gordon received the news by phone that Mabel had been taken to the Yass Hospital, and by the time Gordon had arrived at Yass, Mabel had passed away after having a stroke. She always said that she would be like her mother and die when she was 60 years old, which she did.

     This is only a small reference to Mabel's life, there were many things that could be told. It was lucky that there were a lot of photos taken through her life to be looked at by her family many years later.

Gordon Mote.

Photo1915Mabel Beryl Wales was mentioned in the postcard from John Perks to Eva Charlotte Florence Preston; John Perks sent a postcard to his granddaughter Eva Preston as per the attached photographs. In it he mentions attending Mabel Wales' wedding to Albert Mote.

Family with

Albert Thomas Mote b. 4 Feb 1888, d. 30 Oct 1960
Children
ChartsA Timeline of Robert Mote's Ancestors
Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Last Edited4 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Albert Thomas Mote

M, #9, b. 4 February 1888, d. 30 October 1960
Albert Thomas Mote
FatherJames Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
MotherMartha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
RelationshipsGrandfather of Robert Mote
2nd great-grandson of James Thomas John Bean
Grandson of John William Mote
Great-grandson of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth4 February 1888Albert Thomas Mote was born on Saturday, 4 February 1888 at Yass Hotel, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley.
Marriage15 September 1915Albert Thomas Mote was married to Mabel Beryl Wales, daughter of Albert Thomas Wales and Esther Jane Perks, on Wednesday, 15 September 1915 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage13 December 1956Albert Thomas was married to Gladys Lillian Burgess, daughter of William Luke Burgess and Mary Ann Beatrice Stewart, on Thursday, 13 December 1956 at Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death30 October 1960Albert Thomas Mote died on Sunday, 30 October 1960 at Goulburn Base Hospital, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 72.1
Burial31 October 1960He was buried on 31 October 1960 at Methodist Cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.1

Voyages

DateDetails
1914Albert Thomas Mote was a passenger aboard The Ship Riverina which sailed from Auckland, New ZealandG, in 1914 and arrived in Sydney Australia on 12 December 1914.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG17 September 1915Albert Thomas Mote was mentioned in an article in The Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 17 September 1915 as follows:

WEDDING.

MOTE-WALES.

A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon last, the contracting parties being Mr. Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Marengo Street, Young, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. W. Weston. The bride, was prettily dressed in brocaded crepe-de-chine, with an overdress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls, with customary wreath and veil, and also carried a bouquet of white sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern, gift of bridegroom, entered the church on the arm of her father, who subsequently gave her away. She was attended by Miss Alice Mote (sister of the bridegroom) who was attired in a white crepe de chine dress over a shell pink slip; and Miss Hilda Wales (sister of the bride) who was dressed in a white crepe de chine. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern (gifts of bride- groom). Mr. Walter Mote (brother of bridegroom) acted as best man, and Mr. Delaney (brother-in-law of bride- groom) was groomsman. The bride- groom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaids, a gold bangle to each. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a silver shaving outfit. After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to Mrs. Fisher's refreshment rooms, where the wedding breakfast was served. The Rev. Mr. Weston occupied the chair and the usual toasts were honored. The happy couple left by the 7.20 train for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was a saxe blue crepe de chine, relieved with shadow lace, hat to match. The future home of the young couple will be at Yass. The presents were numerous and costly.2

The Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG17 September 1915He was mentioned in an article in The Chronicle, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 17 September 1915 as follows:

WEDDING OF ALBERT THOMAS MOTE
AND
MABEL BERYL WALES

WEDNESDAY FIFTEENTH SEPTEMBER NINETEEN FIFTEEN


The Methodist Church was nicely decorated by friends for the marriage on Wednesday of Mr Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Wales of Young.

The Rev. William Weston performed the ceremony in the presence of a fairly large assemblage. As the bride entered the Church the Choir sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden" and as the couple left as man and wife the Wedding March was played.

The brides dress was a brocaded crepe de Chine with over dress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls. She also wore the customary wreath and veil and a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a shaving outfit. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Mote and Miss Hilda Wales. They each wore a white chiffon dress, the former's being over a shell pink slip, and a gold bangle each, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bouquets, also gifts from the bridegroom, were of pink carnations and sweet peas. Mr Walter Mote was the best man and Mr Frank Delaney groomsman.

The wedding breakfast was partaken at Mrs Fred Fisher's, where the Rev. Mr Weston presided and the usual toasts were honored. Mr and Mrs Mote left by the evening train for Sydney, where the honeymoon is being spent. Their future home will be at Yass. The bride traveled in a dress of saxe blue crepe de chine relieved with shadow lace, and a hat to match.

The wedding presents were numerous and costly.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Photocirca 1889Albert Thomas Mote was in the photograph taken circa 1889 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
PhotoHe and James Kingston Elijah Weatherby were in the photograph of Jim Weatherby's Shoe Shop in Yass.

Family with

Mabel Beryl Wales b. 22 Aug 1893, d. 10 Aug 1954
Children
ChartsA Timeline of Robert Mote's Ancestors
Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Last Edited4 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S106] Death Certificate, 1960/033983, Robert Mote, 1 Ringrose Crescent, Isaacs, ACT, Australia.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Walter John Mote

M, #10, b. 15 October 1884, d. 1965
Walter & Ethel Mote (née McKinnon)
FatherJames Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
MotherMartha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
RelationshipsGranduncle of Robert Mote
2nd great-grandson of James Thomas John Bean
Grandson of John William Mote
Great-grandson of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth15 October 1884Walter John Mote was born on Wednesday, 15 October 1884 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley.
Marriage15 September 1915Walter John Mote was the best man at the wedding of Albert Thomas Mote and Mabel Beryl Wales on 15 September 1915 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage16 November 1917Walter John was married to Ethel Vere McKinnon, daughter of Lachlan McKinnon and Margaret Ann Powell Faulder, on Friday, 16 November 1917 at Yass, NSWG.
Death1965Walter John Mote died in 1965 at Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.1

Family with

Ethel Vere McKinnon b. 1890, d. 1970
Child
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited22 Oct 2005

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Number: 34784/1965.

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John Mote

M, #11, b. 19 September 1918, d. 26 March 1998
John (Jackie) Mote in 1922.
The photograph appears on a postcard he sent to his Auntie Mable.
FatherWalter John Mote b. 15 Oct 1884, d. 1965
MotherEthel Vere McKinnon b. 1890, d. 1970
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of Robert Mote
3rd great-grandson of James Thomas John Bean
Great-grandson of John William Mote
2nd great-grandson of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth19 September 1918John Mote was born on Thursday, 19 September 1918 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of Walter John Mote and Ethel Vere McKinnon.
Marriage1951John was married to Betty Joan Warren in 1951 at Bondi, NSW, AustraliaG.1
Divorce1961John Mote and Betty Joan Warren were divorced in 1961.
Death26 March 1998John Mote died on Thursday, 26 March 1998 at Double Bay, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 79.2
Burial30 March 1998He was buried on 30 March 1998 at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery, Crematorium Chapel Gardens, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Nickname1918As of 20 September 1918, John Mote was often called Jack.

Military Service

EventDateDetails
Milit-Beg29 April 1941John Mote began military service on 29 April 1941 at Paddington, NSW, AustraliaG, and was discharged on 13 December 1945 while a Gunner in the 2/15 Field Regiment. He was a prisoner of war and his Army Service Number was NX4569.3
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited7 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S69] Kay Lynette Gilmour, Manning Tree, Marriage Certificate - Place of Registration: Bondi; Year: 1951; Number: 28731.
  2. [S207] Sydney Morning Herald, Published: 28 March 1998.
  3. [S342] WW II Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

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Amelia Maude Mote

F, #12, b. 11 July 1882, d. 26 October 1925
FatherJames Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
MotherMartha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
RelationshipsGrandaunt of Robert Mote
2nd great-granddaughter of James Thomas John Bean
Granddaughter of John William Mote
Great-granddaughter of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth11 July 1882Amelia Maude Mote was born on Tuesday, 11 July 1882 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley.
Marriage16 August 1905Amelia Maude Mote married James Kingston Elijah Weatherby, son of George Weatherby and Elizabeth Quinnell, on Wednesday, 16 August 1905 at Yass, NSWG, as reported in the Yass Courier on 18 August 1905.
Death26 October 1925Amelia Maude Mote died on Monday, 26 October 1925 at Yass, NSWG, at age 43.
BurialOctober 1925She was buried in October 1925 at Church of England Section of the Cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1905As of 16 August 1905, her married name was Weatherby.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG19 August 1905Amelia Maude Mote was mentioned in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 19 August 1905 as follows:

A wedding took place at St. Clement's Church, Yass, on Wednesday, when Mr. James Weatherby, son of Mr. George Weatherby, was married to Miss Amelia Mote, daughter of Mrs. George Weatherby, of Yass, and the late Mr. James Mote. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Faunce, assisted by the Rev. A.E. Coote, B.A., the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The bride wore a dress of ivory silk, trimmed with Yak lace, and accordeon pleated chiffon, also a wreath and veil. Her diamond bangle and shower bouquet were gifts from the bride- groom. Miss Alice Mote was chief bridesmaid, and wore cream voile, and a pale blue chiffon hat. Her Nellie stewart bangle and shower bouquet were gifts of the bridegroom. The brlde's two little nieces, the Misses Doris and Eileen Sheeky, and Miss Madge Jewell, acted as trainbearers, dressed in cream, with wreaths and and veils on their heads. They carried baskets of flowers, and wore gold brooches, gifts from the bridegroom. Mr. G. Weatherby was best man. After the ceremony the bride's mother held a reception and the company, numbering over 60, were subsequently entertained at the wedding breakfast. Later the bride and bridegroom left for Sydney, the bride's travelling dress being of flecked tweed and a black hat.2

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
End-LineThere are no known descendants of James Kingston Elijah Weatherby and Amelia Maude Mote.
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited11 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S10] Pam Ray, Yass Cemetery, page # 13.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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James Kingston Elijah Weatherby

M, #13, b. 8 November 1877, d. 18 April 1955
James Kingston Elijah Weatherby in his shoe store in Yass
FatherGeorge Weatherby b. c 1840, d. 7 Mar 1912
MotherElizabeth Quinnell b. 1842, d. 31 Oct 1883

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth8 November 1877James Kingston Elijah Weatherby was born on Thursday, 8 November 1877 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of George Weatherby and Elizabeth Quinnell.
Marriage16 August 1905James Kingston Elijah Weatherby married Amelia Maude Mote, daughter of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley, on Wednesday, 16 August 1905 at Yass, NSWG, as reported in the Yass Courier on 18 August 1905.
Death18 April 1955James Kingston Elijah Weatherby died on Monday, 18 April 1955 at Yass, NSWG, at age 77.
BurialHe was buried at Church of England Section of the Cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.1

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG19 August 1905James Kingston Elijah Weatherby was mentioned in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 19 August 1905 as follows:

A wedding took place at St. Clement's Church, Yass, on Wednesday, when Mr. James Weatherby, son of Mr. George Weatherby, was married to Miss Amelia Mote, daughter of Mrs. George Weatherby, of Yass, and the late Mr. James Mote. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Faunce, assisted by the Rev. A.E. Coote, B.A., the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The bride wore a dress of ivory silk, trimmed with Yak lace, and accordeon pleated chiffon, also a wreath and veil. Her diamond bangle and shower bouquet were gifts from the bride- groom. Miss Alice Mote was chief bridesmaid, and wore cream voile, and a pale blue chiffon hat. Her Nellie stewart bangle and shower bouquet were gifts of the bridegroom. The brlde's two little nieces, the Misses Doris and Eileen Sheeky, and Miss Madge Jewell, acted as trainbearers, dressed in cream, with wreaths and and veils on their heads. They carried baskets of flowers, and wore gold brooches, gifts from the bridegroom. Mr. G. Weatherby was best man. After the ceremony the bride's mother held a reception and the company, numbering over 60, were subsequently entertained at the wedding breakfast. Later the bride and bridegroom left for Sydney, the bride's travelling dress being of flecked tweed and a black hat.2

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
PhotoJames Kingston Elijah Weatherby and Albert Thomas Mote were in the photograph of Jim Weatherby's Shoe Shop in Yass.
EmploymentJames Kingston Elijah Weatherby employed Joy Elizabeth Curran at Weatherby's Shoe Store, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.3
End-LineThere are no known descendants of James Kingston Elijah Weatherby and Amelia Maude Mote.
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited9 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S10] Pam Ray, Yass Cemetery, page # 13.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  3. [S202] Beryl May Pittman, From a Little Acorn, Page: 301.

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Alice May Mote

F, #14, b. 10 December 1880, d. 1958
Alice May Mote
FatherJames Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
MotherMartha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
RelationshipsGrandaunt of Robert Mote
2nd great-granddaughter of James Thomas John Bean
Granddaughter of John William Mote
Great-granddaughter of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth10 December 1880Alice May Mote was born on Friday, 10 December 1880 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley.
Marriage15 September 1915Alice May Mote were a bridesmaid at the wedding of Albert Thomas Mote and Mabel Beryl Wales on Wednesday, 15 September 1915 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage18 December 1915Alice May was married to Samuel Francis Nicholas, son of Josiah Nicholas and Annie Johnson, on Saturday, 18 December 1915 at Yass, NSWG.
Death1958Alice May Mote died in 1958 at Balmain, NSW, AustraliaG.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1915As of 18 December 1915, her married name was Nicholas.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG19 August 1905Alice May Mote was mentioned in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 19 August 1905 as follows:

A wedding took place at St. Clement's Church, Yass, on Wednesday, when Mr. James Weatherby, son of Mr. George Weatherby, was married to Miss Amelia Mote, daughter of Mrs. George Weatherby, of Yass, and the late Mr. James Mote. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Faunce, assisted by the Rev. A.E. Coote, B.A., the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The bride wore a dress of ivory silk, trimmed with Yak lace, and accordeon pleated chiffon, also a wreath and veil. Her diamond bangle and shower bouquet were gifts from the bride- groom. Miss Alice Mote was chief bridesmaid, and wore cream voile, and a pale blue chiffon hat. Her Nellie stewart bangle and shower bouquet were gifts of the bridegroom. The brlde's two little nieces, the Misses Doris and Eileen Sheeky, and Miss Madge Jewell, acted as trainbearers, dressed in cream, with wreaths and and veils on their heads. They carried baskets of flowers, and wore gold brooches, gifts from the bridegroom. Mr. G. Weatherby was best man. After the ceremony the bride's mother held a reception and the company, numbering over 60, were subsequently entertained at the wedding breakfast. Later the bride and bridegroom left for Sydney, the bride's travelling dress being of flecked tweed and a black hat.2

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
End-LineAlice May Mote has no known descendants.
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited8 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Number: 9021/1958; Balmain.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Clara Ann Mote

F, #15, b. 4 June 1877, d. 1959
FatherJames Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
MotherMartha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
RelationshipsGrandaunt of Robert Mote
2nd great-granddaughter of James Thomas John Bean
Granddaughter of John William Mote
Great-granddaughter of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth4 June 1877Clara Ann Mote was born on Monday, 4 June 1877 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley.
Marriage1907Clara Ann was married to Francis P Delaney in 1907 at Yass, NSWG.1
Death1959Clara Ann Mote died in 1959 at Manly, NSW, AustraliaG.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1907As of 1907, her married name was Delaney.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG13 July 1907Clara Ann Mote was mentioned in an article in The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 13 July 1907 as follows:

An interesting wedding was solemnised at St. Augustine's, Yass, last week, the contracting parties being Mr. Frank Delaney, of Albury, and Miss Clara Mote, of Yass. The bride wore a smart costume of cream hopsac, coat and skirt, and white felt plumed hat, with white furs, and the groom's wedding present of a gold cable bangle. after the wedding festivitie, Mr. and Mrs. Delaney leftfor their home at Albury.3

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LabelDateDetails
End-LineThere are no known descendants of Clara Ann Mote and Francis P Delaney.
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited4 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Yass; Year: 1907; Number: 9122.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Number: 4333/1959.
  3. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Francis P Delaney

M, #16, d. 1968
Francis P Delaney

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthFrancis P Delaney was born at Albury ?, NSW, Australia.
Marriage1907Francis P was married to Clara Ann Mote, daughter of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley, in 1907 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.1
Marriage15 September 1915Francis P Delaney was groomsman at the wedding of Albert Thomas Mote and Mabel Beryl Wales on Wednesday, 15 September 1915 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death1968Francis P Delaney died in 1968 at St Leonards, NSW, AustraliaG.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameFrancis P Delaney was often called Frank.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG13 July 1907Francis P Delaney was mentioned in an article in The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 13 July 1907 as follows:

An interesting wedding was solemnised at St. Augustine's, Yass, last week, the contracting parties being Mr. Frank Delaney, of Albury, and Miss Clara Mote, of Yass. The bride wore a smart costume of cream hopsac, coat and skirt, and white felt plumed hat, with white furs, and the groom's wedding present of a gold cable bangle. after the wedding festivitie, Mr. and Mrs. Delaney leftfor their home at Albury.3

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
End-LineThere are no known descendants of Clara Ann Mote and Francis P Delaney.
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited4 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Yass; Year: 1907; Number: 9122.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1968; Number: 27659.
  3. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Frederick Arthur Mote

M, #17, b. 28 September 1874, d. 14 August 1960
FatherJames Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
MotherMartha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
RelationshipsGranduncle of Robert Mote
2nd great-grandson of James Thomas John Bean
Grandson of John William Mote
Great-grandson of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth28 September 1874Frederick Arthur Mote was born on Monday, 28 September 1874 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of James Frederick Mote and Martha Crossley.
Marriage28 December 1902Frederick Arthur Mote married Eliza Margaret Horton, daughter of William Horton and Martha James, on Sunday, 28 December 1902 at the Residence of William Horton, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG. Reported in the Yass Courier on 31 December 1902.1,2
Death14 August 1960Frederick Arthur Mote died on Sunday, 14 August 1960 at Tumut, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 85.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameFrederick Arthur Mote was often called Fred.
Name Variation1919As of 1919, Frederick Arthur Mote was also known as Bill Edwards.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Goulburn Penny Post, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG14 August 1890Frederick Arthur Mote was mentioned in an article in the Goulburn Penny Post, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG, on Thursday, 14 August 1890 as follows:

Sticking-up at Yass.

WE (Courier) were informed on good authority on Monday that F. Mote, son of Mr. J.F. Mote, was stuck up at the far end of the Hume Bridge on Sunday night about 9 o'clock by three men as he was going home to North Yass. They ordered Mr. Mote to " bail up" and hand over his money, but as it happened he had no money on him, and therefore could not comply with the request. After being detained for a few minutes Mr. Mote was allowed to pro- ceed on his way. The would-be highwaymen certainly selected a very daring spot for bailing a man up.3


The Yass Courier, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG12 December 1899He was mentioned in an article in The Yass Courier, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 12 December 1899 as follows:

SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT - FOUR LIVES LOST - HEROIC CONDUCT OF JEREMIAH MEAD - GALLANT CONDUCT OF WILLIAM SUNDERLAND - PLUCKY CONDUCT OF EUGENE SHEEHY - A GLOOM OVER THE TOWN - IMPOSING MILITARY FUNERALS.

… ‘Never in the annals of Yass has such a gloom been cast over the town, as on Friday night last, when the startling and terrible news reached Yass that four of a picnic party Jeremiah Mead, William Sunderland, John Davis and Edward Bede Kiely, who had only three or four hours before left town, had been drowned in the Murrumbidgee River. The people were horrified and refused to believe it, knowing that Mead was a strong fellow, and an expert swimmer. The messenger said there was no mistake they were searching for the bodies when he left at 7 o’clock.

The cadets of the public school had arranged for a picnic on the Murrumbidgee River for two or three days, with Sergeant Anderson, of the Yass Volunteers, who takes great interest in the cadets, in charge. On Friday afternoon everything was got ready, and the youngsters started off bent on a day or two’s pleasure. They arrived at the river shortly after 5 o’clock, and got everything ready to pitch their tents. The Sergeant very wisely called the boys together and cautioned them not to go into the river, and also gave them the same caution before they left Yass, until he was with them.

The cadets commenced to play about, while the Sergeant, Mead, Sunderland, Mote, and Booty, and Sheehy of the cadets, commenced to put up the tents, and prepare the meals. While this was going on a number of the cadets had gone down the hill along side the river out of site. As soon as they did so a bathe was suggested and in no time about seven or eight of the young lads were in the water. The river at this point is very wide, with shallow water down the centre for about 50 yards, when all of a sudden it drops down 10 or 12 feet. It was at this spot the accident happened.

The accounts of the different lads are very conflicting with reference to the two lads Kiely and Davis. Taking a common sense view of it after seeing the place we believe that Kiely and Davis must have gone on in front until they reached the deep hole, when they got beyond their depths, and commenced to struggle. A cry was immediately raised that some boys were drowning, Mead, Sunderland, Mote, Booty and Sheehy, who were about a quarter of a mile from the scene, at once started running to render assistance, undressing themselves, as they ran along. Sheehy was the first to reach the river, but there was no sign of young Kiely, the poor lad was evidently drowned then, but Davis was struggling in the deep water. Sheehy jumped in with only his boots on and swam over to where Davis was struggling, and by this time Davis had disappeared. Sheehy dived for him three times, but did not get him. Mead then arrived and commenced to dive for the bodies. In the third attempt Mead brought up the body of Davis on his shoulder. Sheehy took hold of Davis by the right hand, and Mead held his left, and both commenced to swim with Davis to where the others were standing in the shallow water.

It was then that poor Sunderland, in his eagerness to render assistance stepped forward, and was at once out of his depth. He immediately commenced to drown, and Mead seeing Sunderland sink left Davis to Sheehy, and dived after Sunderland. Sheehy could not hold Davis, and he got away from him. He dived again for him, caught him by the hair, but could not hold him. Sheehy then came up and commenced to swim, and Mead came up alongside of him in an exhausted state and trying to swim out, but could not make headway like as if something was hanging on to him so that he could not swim. He gave a smile in sheehy’s face, and commenced to sink. Mote then swam out with a fishing rod, and mead caught hold of it, and went under still holding the rod. Sheehy then went to Mote’s assistance and both were pulling Mead along and it appeared as if some heavy weight was pulling Mead back. Mote then became exhausted and struggling in the shallow water was helped out. By this time Mead had let go the rod, and all was over.

Sheehy’s conduct cannot be too highly spoken of, and it was Sheehy, who was in the water diving, when the men arrived, and they thought it was Davis. Mote was sometime before he came round. A messenger was at once dispatched to the residence of Mr. William Dwyer, who with Mr. Roy Barber at once dived in, and like Mead, had run too far, and become exhausted, and had to be dragged out, almost adding another to the sad deaths.

The Sergeant, at once, ordered all cadets into camp, and sent a messenger to Yass to inform the police. As soon as the news spread about the excitement became intense, father and mothers rushing about asking for the names of those drowned, while sisters, brothers, and friends were endeavouring to find out the name of the fourth party missing. About 9 o’clock two or three of the cadets arrived, and it was then ascertained that the fourth name was Bede Kiely, aged twelve years, and eldest son of Mr. E. Kiely, of Hardwicke, Yass.

Many willing townsmen at once volunteered to go out and dive for the bodies, and it was not long before several buggy loads started on their solemn duty. Grappling Irons were also procured and sent out. As soon as they reached the river, which is 15 miles from Yass, a start was made to recover the bodies. Those who went into the water were Messrs Duddleston, Leslie Barber, Webster, Cook, Hayhow, Alick Barber, Lucas, Flynn, M. Coen, J. Weatherby, and J. Leonard. They continued to grapple until between one and two o’clock, when the body of poor Sunderland was found. He had his trousers, braces and boots on. Finding the one body gave them encouragement to go on thinking they would soon get the other bodies. Sunderland’s body was then sent into Yass.

Messrs H. Jones, P. Fallon and one or two others then joined the search party and diving was then commenced, but without any result. The irons were again used, and at 7 o’clock the body of the heroic Mead was brought up, and when taken on the bank, his features indicated the terrible struggle that he had gone through. The body was at once brought to town.
The plucky search party, up to their waists in water still stuck to their task, and at half-past eight Mr. A. Barber secured the body of the little lad Kiely. His calm and placid features would lend one to believe that in finding himself in deep water he collapsed from fright, which might account for his disappearing so soon. Mr. W. Howard brought the body into town at once.
At this time Mr. James Duffy’s boat arrived at the river, and was a great help in securing the body of young Davis, which was discovered at 10 o’clock. All the bodies were found in the deep hole, where they had disappeared within a few yards of one another.

As each body was taken out the scene was very sad. Strong sturdy men with tears trickling down their cheeks. And when one lad was brought out the sight of a fond parent kissing the pallid cheek of his son, was too much for those around to bear without shedding tears. As the bodies were brought into town the excitement was intense, and as they lay out in a long room at the rear of the Australian Hotel, they presented a sight that will never be forgotten in the annals of Yass.
Jeremiah Mead, the hero of the calamity, was a native of Yass, and was 29 years of age. He was a general favourite in the town, and was good company wherever he went, and it was on that account that he was pressed, against his will, to accompany the picnic party. He was a compositor by trade, and was employed in the ‘Courier’ for about 17 years, and we are in a position to say that a more honourable, steady, hardworking young man never breathed. He was one of the best players in the senior football team, and was so well liked by the players that a number of them volunteered at once to search for his body, and did so. One of his best traits was his kindness to his aged mother. No young man has ever passed away in Yass that so much sympathy has been felt for.

William Sunderland, who lost his life so gallantly, was made more sad by him being a married man, with a wife and young child, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Sunderland was a great worker in all-public matters, and was the originator of the first Hospital Demonstration, and was one of the secretaries of the movement. He was also a moving spirit in all-volunteer movements and will be missed by the company. Much sympathy is felt for both his wife and aged father.
Edward Bede Kiely, the youth who appears to have first disappeared in the treacherous hole, was the eldest son of Mr. E. Kiely, J. P. of Hardwicke, and was a very quiet and inoffensive lad, about 12 years old, and he had a very amiable disposition, which made him a general favourite. He was one of the cadets and persuaded his parents to let him accompany the picnic party. It was not known that Kiely was drowned until about 10 o’clock, as the messenger could not think of the fourth name. As the parents lived some miles from town the body was taken to the residence of Mrs. M. Coen. Mr. and Mrs. Kiely have the sympathy of the public.
John Davis, who evidently was close to Kiely when he went down, was a son of Mr. Edwin Davis of Coolalie, and was stopping with his aunt in town, for the purpose of attending the Public School. He was also one of the cadets. Word was sent to Mr. Davis, who at once started for the Murrumbidgee to assist in the search for the body. The parents have sympathy of everyone.

Roy Barber and Fred Mote, the two young men who were almost drowned, have now quite recovered. They suffered much from exhaustion, and no doubt excitement as well. Roy Barber was so ill when he reached Yass on Saturday that Dr. Thane had to be called in.
The two cadets Eugene Sheehy and Fred Booty deserve special mention for their plucky conduct in attempting to save the drowning men. Sheehy made one or two desperate attempts and almost succeeded.

We are sure we echo the sentiments of the public of the town and district, when we say that the men who worked in the water all through a stormy night, and up until the bodies were all found deserve the highest praise for their noble conduct, also Mr. James Duffy for lending his boat.

the Police Gazette, NSW, Australia26 February 1913He was mentioned in an article in the Police Gazette, NSW, Australia, on Wednesday, 26 February 1913 as follows:

Yass. --- A warrant has been issued by the Yass Bench for the arrest of Frederick Arthur Mote, charged with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his child ( 15 13s. 4d due). He is 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, stout build, dark hair, heavy sandy moustache, or may be clean shaved, small grey eyes; dressed in dark clothes and soft-felt hat; a drover.

the Police Gazette, NSW, Australia1913He was mentioned in an article in the Police Gazette, NSW, Australia, in 1913 as follows:

Vide Police Gazette, 1913, page 106

Frederick Arthur Mote, charged on warrant with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his three children, has been arrested by Constable Alsop, Sydney Police. Remanded to Yass and discharged -- amount paid.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupation1902Frederick Arthur Mote was a drover in 1902.2
PhotoFred Mote ran Refreshment Rooms that sold meals, small goods, fish and oysters.

Family with

Eliza Margaret Horton b. 1 Apr 1875, d. 1966
Children
ChartsIndented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited21 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S151] Grieves Family and Yass Indexes, online http://members.iinet.net.au/~sgrieves/grieves_family.htm, Yass Courier Index, page 19 of 31.
  2. [S526] Marriage Certificate for FA Mote & EM Horton.
  3. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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James Frederick Mote

M, #18, b. 15 March 1846, d. 23 April 1893
James Frederick Mote
FatherJohn William Mote b. c 1809, d. 30 Jul 1862
MotherSarah Sucker b. c 1811, d. 1896
RelationshipsGreat-grandfather of Robert Mote
Son of John William Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth15 March 1846James Frederick Mote was born on Sunday, 15 March 1846 at No. 6 Terrace, New Norfolk Street, Islington, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.1
He was the son of John William Mote and Sarah Sucker.
Marriage10 January 1874James Frederick was married to Martha Crossley, daughter of Jeremiah Crossley and Sarah James, on Saturday, 10 January 1874 at Yass Hotel, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death23 April 1893James Frederick Mote died on Sunday, 23 April 1893 at the Salutation Inn, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 47.
BurialHe was buried at the Church of England Cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.2

Voyages

DateDetails
17 September 1867James Frederick Mote was a passenger aboard The Ship Sir Robert Sale which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, EnglandG, on Tuesday, 17 September 1867 and after a voyage of 87 days arrived in Sydney on 13 December 1867.3

Census Entries

Census DatePlaceDetails
1851Grays Inn Lane, Pancras, London, EnglandGJames Frederick Mote appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of John William Mote and Sarah Sucker at Grays Inn Lane, Pancras, London, EnglandG.4
186128 St Thomas Terrace, Islington, Middlesex, EnglandGJames Frederick Mote appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of John William Mote and Sarah Sucker at 28 St Thomas Terrace, Islington, Middlesex, EnglandG; with his wife and 4 children. John is shown as 52 years old and Sarah as 49.5
1891Church Street, Yass, NSW, AustraliaGJames Frederick Mote appeared on the census of 1891 at Church Street, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG. The household consisted of three males and three females.6

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Southern Argus, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG8 December 1881James Frederick Mote was mentioned in an article in The Southern Argus, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG, on Thursday, 8 December 1881 as follows:

YASS.

TUESDAY.

At the inquest on the flire to-day the verdict was "That the stables of the premises of Mr. Mote, the burning of which was the subject of the inquiry, were burnt down on the morning of the 5th, but there was no evidence to show how the fire originated. The jury complimented constable Whealy for his prompt action in the matter.7


Australian Town and Country Journal, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG10 December 1881He was mentioned in an article in Australian Town and Country Journal, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 10 December 1881 as follows:

Fire at Yass.

(BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.)

YASS, Monday.

THE stables of Mr. James Mote, of the Yass Hotel, were destroyed by fire this morning. Constable Whalley who was doing duty gave the alarm at 2 o'clock, and a number of persons assembled at the scene of the fire and worked admirably to keep it from spreading. Had the flames caught any of the premises in the immediate vicinity nothing could have saved the properties between Rossi and Mehan streets, on the east side of Cooma street. A calf was burnt, also quantity of hay and harness. About 1 cwt of powder, stored in Mr. Yeo's powder magazine, which is only 3ft from the stables, was carefully removed. The property destroyed is insured for about £200. Sub-inspector Brennan, with constables Whalley and O'Leary, rendered valuable assistance.7

the Southern Argus, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG25 June 1885He was mentioned in an article in the Southern Argus, Goulburn, NSW, AustraliaG, on Thursday, 25 June 1885 as follows:

BICYCLE CLUB
A meeting of persons favourable to the formation of a bicycle club in Yass was held at Mote's hotel on Saturday evening. There were ten persons pre- sent. Mr. W. Howard was voted to the chair, and after he had explained the object of the meeting, Mr. Styles proposed--That a bicycle club be formed in Yass, to be called the Yass Bicycle Club. Mr. Knox seconded the motion, which was carried. On the motion of Mr Knox, seconded by Mr. Styles, it was resolved that the entrance fee be 2s 6d.. The following members were then enrolled:- T. Colls, A. C. Wood, J. F. Mote, J. Styles, D. W. Howell, W. Howard, S. Colls, G. W. Wilson, J. Knox, F. Mote, J. Horan, and F. Bard. The following gentlemen were elected office-bearers :—President, Mr. T. Colls, J.P., vice-president, Mr. A. C. Wood, mayor; secretary and treasurer, Mr. W. Howard. A com- mittee, consisting of Messrs., T. Colls, A. C. Wood, W. Howard, J. Styles, J. Knox, G. W. Wilson, and S. Colls, was appointed for the purpose of drawing up a code of rules for the guidance of the club, and submit the same to a meeting of members to be held at Mote's hotel on Wednesday evening, 1st July, at 7.30.7


Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wagga Wagga, NSW, AustraliaG25 April 1893He was mentioned in an article in Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wagga Wagga, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 25 April 1893 as follows:

Intercolonial.

[Through Greville's Telegram Co.]

SYDNEY.

Monday.

A telegram from Yass states that Mr. James Mote, for many years a hotelkeeper, died yesterday morning.7

The Evening News; also the Town and Country Journal, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG27 April 1893He was mentioned in an article in The Evening News; also the Town and Country Journal, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Thursday, 27 April 1893 as follows:

OBITUARY. -- Mr. J. F. Mote, hotelkeeper at Yass, died at his residence on April 23, at the early age of 47 years. Deceased was subject to attacks of rheumatism, which complaint was the cause of death. The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended. The members of the Prince of Wales Lodge of Oddfellows and the members of the R.A.O.B., of which deceased was a member, marched in procession. At the grave the funeral services of the Church of England were read by the Rev. Canon Faunce, after which the funeral service of the Oddfellows was read by P.G.M. A. W. Thompson. The coffin was covered with wreaths and crosses which were sent in by friends.7

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupation1861James Frederick Mote was a jeweller's apprentice in 1861.
ArticleJames had his fare of £12/17/0 for his trip to Sydney paid by the New South Wales Government.
OccupationHe was a mail driver (according to the 1872 Postal Directory) at Pudman Creek, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG.
Will28 December 1877He witnessed the will of Jeremiah Crossley on 28 December 1877 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
Photocirca 1892Martha Crossley and James Frederick Mote bought the Salutation Inn, later called the Club House Hotel.
Will28 June 1892He left a will on 28 June 1892; This is the last Will and Testament of me James Frederick Mote Freeholder I direct that all my debts funeral expenses and testamentary charges be fully paid as soon after my decease as conveniently as may be.

Family with

Martha Crossley b. 15 Oct 1842, d. 14 Aug 1937
Children
ChartsA Timeline of Robert Mote's Ancestors
Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited26 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S180] Letter, Michael Yelland to Robert Mote, 1984.
  2. [S10] Pam Ray, Yass Cemetery, Record # 32.
  3. [S134] NSW Immigration Index.
  4. [S336] 1851 England Census, S&N CD Page 1003.
  5. [S392] Images of the 1861 Census Books, 1861 London Census.
  6. [S1026] Unknown record type, unknown location, unknown record info.
  7. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Martha Crossley

F, #19, b. 15 October 1842, d. 14 August 1937
Martha Crossley
FatherJeremiah Crossley b. 16 Aug 1811, d. 1 Aug 1884
MotherSarah James b. 11 Aug 1824, d. 18 Feb 1909
RelationshipsGreat-grandmother of Robert Mote
Great-granddaughter of James Thomas John Bean
Granddaughter of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth15 October 1842Martha Crossley was born on Saturday, 15 October 1842 at Seven Hills, NSW, AustraliaG.1
She was the daughter of Jeremiah Crossley and Sarah James.
Marriage1 January 1862Martha was married to Christopher Alt, son of Christoph Alt and Anna Margareta Ruhl, on Wednesday, 1 January 1862 at St Clements Church, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.2
Marriage21 March 1870Martha Crossley witnessed the marriage of John Schneider and Sidona Kleinschmidt on 21 March 1870 at Yass, NSWG.3
Probate7 August 1873Martha Crossley administered the estate of Christopher Alt on 7 August 1873; Christopher died intestate and Letters of Administration were granted to his widow, Martha, on 7 August 1873, a month after he died. The value of the estate was sworn at three hundred pounds.4
Marriage10 January 1874Martha was married to James Frederick Mote, son of John William Mote and Sarah Sucker, on Saturday, 10 January 1874 at Yass Hotel, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage2 March 1897Martha was married to George Weatherby, son of William Weatherby and Mary Thorley, on Tuesday, 2 March 1897 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death14 August 1937Martha Weatherby died on Saturday, 14 August 1937 at Yass, NSWG, at age 94.
BurialAugust 1937She was buried in August 1937 at the Church of England Cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.5

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1862As of 1 January 1862, her married name was Alt.
Married Name1874As of 10 January 1874, her married name was Mote.
Married Name1897As of 2 March 1897, her married name was Weatherby.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Photocirca 1892Martha Crossley and James Frederick Mote bought the Salutation Inn, later called the Club House Hotel.

Family with 1

Christopher Alt b. 20 May 1828, d. 15 Jul 1873
Children

Family with 2

James Frederick Mote b. 15 Mar 1846, d. 23 Apr 1893
Children
ChartsA Timeline of Robert Mote's Ancestors
Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Descendant Chart - James Crossley
Descendant Chart - Samuel James
Descendant Chart - John William Mote
Last Edited22 Jun 2013

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Church of England
    Parish: Parramatta, St John's
    Registration Year: 1842
    Volume Reference: V18422488 26A.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Yass
    Registration Year: 1862
    Registration Number: 3290.
  3. [S47] Ronald Henry Alt, Christoph Alt, page 79.
  4. [S47] Ronald Henry Alt, Christoph Alt, Pages 23.
  5. [S10] Pam Ray, Yass Cemetery, Record # 32.

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Jeremiah Crossley

M, #20, b. 16 August 1811, d. 1 August 1884
Jeremiah Crossley
FatherJames Crossley b. b 1780, d. a 1818
MotherMartha Howgate b. c Oct 1779
Relationships2nd great-grandfather of Robert Mote
Son of James Crossley

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth16 August 1811Jeremiah Crossley was born on Friday, 16 August 1811 at Scholes, Yorkshire, EnglandG.
He was the son of James Crossley and Martha Howgate.
Baptism6 October 1811Jeremiah Crossley was baptized on Sunday, 6 October 1811 at the Chapel, Cleckheaton, Parish of Birstall, County of York, EnglandG.
Marriage25 May 1840Jeremiah was married to Sarah James, daughter of Samuel James and Ann Bean, on Monday, 25 May 1840 at Parramatta, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death1 August 1884Jeremiah Crossley died on Friday, 1 August 1884 at Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 72.
Burialafter 1 August 1884He was buried after 1 August 1884 at Church of England cemetery, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG; The inscription on the headstone reads -
Affectionate Rememberence
of
Jerremiah Crossley
Born Yorkshire England
Beloved Husband of Sarah Crossley
Who Departed This Life
August 1st 1884 aged 73 years.1

Description

DateDescription
9 June 1832Upon his arrival in Sydney he was described as 21 years of age, single, literate, protestant, 5 foot 8 3/4 inches in height, sallow and freckled of complexion, with grey eyes and sandy brown hair.

Criminal Record

DatePlaceDetails
4 April 1831York, Yorkshire, EnglandGOn Monday 4 April 1831 Jeremiah, at the age of 20, was sentenced at the York assizes to 7 years transportation for larceny. He was tried at Pontefract where there were 10 witnesses to his armed robbery of various clothing materials worth a total value of five pounds and four shillings.
10 May 1838Jeremiah Crossley received his certificate of freedom on 10 May 1838.

Voyages

DateDetails
7 February 1832Jeremiah Crossley was a convict aboard The Ship John 1 which sailed from The Downs, (off the south east coast), EnglandG, on Tuesday, 7 February 1832 on its fourth voyage to Australia, third voyage to Sydney where it arrived on 8 June 1832. The Master was Samuel J Lowe and the Surgeon was James Lawrence. During the trip there was a plot by the convicts to take over the ship.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Sydney Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG15 February 1839Jeremiah Crossley was mentioned in an article in The Sydney Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 15 February 1839 as follows:

CAUTION.

I HEREBY Caution all Constables and others from molesting me after this notice, I having lost my Certificate of Freedom.

Description-Name, Jeremiah Crossley; ship, John 3; year of arrival, 1832; sentence, seven years; tried at York, 1831; native place, Yorkshire; year of birth, 1811 ; hair, brown; eyes, grey; height, five feet eight and three-quarter inches; complexion, ruddy; trade or calling, brickmaker ; general remarks, two upper front teeth wide, small-pock mark on the back of eachhand.2

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG2 August 1884He was mentioned in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 2 August 1884 as follows:

YASS, Friday.

Jeremiah Crossley, aged 73 years, a very old and much respected resident of this district, committed suicide at his residence, Wargeila, this morning, by shooting himself. He had been suffering for some time past from acute rheumatism, and during a severe attack of pain he committed the rash act. Great sympathy is expressed for his widow and family.2

The Yass Courier, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG4 August 1884The results of a Coroner's Inquest into his death appeared in The Yass Courier, Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, on Monday, 4 August 1884 as follows:

CORONER'S INQUEST
Dr. Blake held an inquest at Wargeila on Friday last when the following evidence, touching the death of deceased (Jeremiah Crossley) was taken.

Hezekiah Crossley Deposed.
I am a son of the deceased and lived in the same house with him; the last time I saw deceased alive was about half past 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the 31st of July. He complained that he was suffering acute pains in his legs; deceased had been suffering for some time past from rheumatic pains; I was absent from home from half past five o'clock yesterday afternoon until ten o'clock at night; when I returned home at ten o'clock I did not see deceased.

About two o'clock this morning my mother woke me up, telling me to come out, that she wanted me; I came out onto the verandah and saw deceased lying dead there; I lifted deceased up, and carried him into the house, and placed him on a sofa; when I lifted the deceased up I saw the double barrel gun produced; it was lying under deceased; I was using the gun last night shooting opossums; when I brought the gun in I left it hanging on one of the beams of the roof; it was not loaded in either barrel; when I picked the gun up, after lifting deceased on the sofa, I noticed that it had been recently discharged; I am sure that no one but deceased took the gun after I hung it on the beam; I did not hear the report of a gun being fired during the night; it would be possible for a gun to be fired on the verandah of the house without me hearing it as I sleep in a room some distance from the verandah.

I informed my brother of what had taken place and he reported the matter to the police; my brother's name is James Crossley; when I hung up the gun on the beam, the hammers of both barrels were cocked, and when I found it where deceased was lying, the hammer on the right-hand barrel was down and battered cap on the nipple; the gun is my property; deceased often used it.

Sarah Crossley deposed:- The deceased (Jeremiah Crossley) is my husband; deceased is 73 years of age; I last saw deceased alive at eleven o'clock last night, July 31st, 1884; he was suffering from rheumatic pains in his legs; I bathed his legs with hot water and turpentine about nine o'clock; he then went to bed, and shortly afterwards I went to bed also; we slept in the same bed; after we went to bed we slept a short time, and about eleven o'clock deceased complained that the pains were very severe, and he would get up; he told me not to get up, or that I had better go into the bed with my daughter; I told him I would stay where I was, but that I would leave him plenty of room to get in and out without disturbing me; deceased then got up and I heard him making a fire; he sat by the fire, and I went to sleep; about two o'clock this morning I was awakened by hearing a noise like something falling on to the ground; I thought that deceased had fallen down; I got up and when I came into the room where the fire was, I could not see deceased; both doors of the room were open; I called to deceased, asking where he was, and, hearing no reply, went in search of him, and found him lying on the verandah; I noticed that blood was flowing from the left side of his head; I then called my daughter and son, and when my son carried deceased to the sofa, I saw the gun produced lying where the body of deceased was lifted from; the gun is the property of the last witness; deceased, when he complained of the pains, said if he suffered another night as much as he had done on last Tuesday night, he could not stand it; I am quite sure deceased fired the shot that caused his death; he had said he would make away with himself rather than again suffer the pains he endured on last Tuesday night; deceased appeared to be quite dead when I found him; deceased and myself always lived on the best of terms, and the only reason I can assign for deceased committing suicide was the acute pains he was suffering.

Alton Kingsley Hoets deposed: I am a legally qualified medical practitioner, and reside at Yass; I have made a post mortem examination of the deceased (Jeremiah Crossley); immediately in front of the right ear I found a large irregular wound, communicating with the interior of the skull; the edges of the wound were blackened, and smelt strongly of burnt gunpowder; on opening the skull, I found the bones on the right side of the head extremely fractured; the interior portion of the brain is severely lacerated; on the left side of the brain I found a large quantity of small sized shot; it appears to be No. 4 shot; I produce some of the shot found in the brain; there were no other marks of violence about the body; I am of opinion that the cause of death was injury to the brain, caused by a gunshot wound; the wound could have been inflicted by deceased, who could have placed the muzzle of the gun produced to his head, and fired it by touching the trigger with his foot; he could not have pulled the trigger with his hand; a shot fired from the gun produced would cause such a wound as I have described.

The jury found the following verdict that the deceased Jeremiah Crossley of Wargeila died on the first day of August 1884 from the effects of a gunshot wound inflicted by himself on the same day.3

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupationbetween July 1832 and May 1838Jeremiah Crossley was assigned to George Macleay to work on the property "Brownlow Hill" near Camden between July 1832 and May 1838.
Num Childbetween 1842 and 1870He and Sarah James had 15 children, two of them still born and unregistered, between 1842 and 1870.
Articleafter 1859Jeremiah built his own home and all of his furniture. Some of the furniture is now with the Yass Historical Society.

The family grazed about 1600 head of sheep on crown land adjoining their home. Before shearing, the sheep were washed in full wool in the Boorowa River.

William Mills began a carrying business at Yass with his friend Jeremiah. The two friends conducted the business to augment their income because they found the times hard and, even if their land did produce, it was difficult to find buyers for their produce.

The round trip to Brickfield Hill from Yass took about three months with heavily laden wagons, and usually involved a stay in the Bargo Bush area. Jeremiah used to carry a grease pot swinging on the back of the wagon to grease it. He collected his money in gold sovereigns and put it on the bottom of the grease pot, melted the grease and put it in the pot, keeping only a few shillings out for his expenses on the road.
Will28 December 1877Jeremiah Crossley signed his will on 28 December 1877 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, It stated:

This is the last will and testament of me Jeremiah Crossley made this twenty eighth day of December one thousand eight hudred and seventy seven.

I give devise and bequeath all my messuages lands presents and herediments and all my household furniture ready money securities for money, money secured by life assurance goods and chattels and all other parts of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my dear wife Sarah Crossley her heirs, executors administrators and assigns, to and for her and their own absolute use, and benefits according to the nature and quality thereof, respectively, subject only to the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentry expenses and the charges of providing and registering, this my will.
And I appoint my said wife executrix of this my will, and herby revoke all other wills. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal the day and year above written, Jeremiah Crossley

Signed by me.

               said Testator as his last will (as written)
10508

Witness Joseph Pickly (sic) Seddon, James F. Mote, Yass 10th Oct. 1884.
This day by Act of Court Probate of the last will and testament of Jeremiah Crossley, late of near Yass, deceased was granted to Sarah Crossley, executrix. Testator died 1st August 1884.
Estate sworn under £253.0.0.

Family with

Sarah James b. 11 Aug 1824, d. 18 Feb 1909
Children
ChartsA Timeline of Robert Mote's Ancestors
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Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
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Descendant Chart - James Crossley
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Last Edited7 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S10] Pam Ray, Yass Cemetery, Page: 24; Number: 342c.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  3. [S58] News Reporter, "Inquest."

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