Lily Hawthorne Cheyne

#166, (23 July 1884-August 1948)
FatherRobert Cheyne (c 1853-1 Mar 1913)
MotherAgnette E. Sörum (c 1849-19 Jul 1901)
Last Edited22 Dec 2020
Lily Hawthorne Cheyne c1940
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Lily was born at St. Andrew Street on Wednesday, 23 July 1884 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Robert Cheyne and Agnette E. Sörum. Lily Hawthorne Cheyne was also known as Lillian.2 She presumably lived with her parents at Castle Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, in 1887.4

Lily emigrated from New Zealand circa March 1888 with her parents and siblings.2 Lily arrived at Melbourne circa March 1888.2



The family lived in three houses in quick succession; in 1891 they were firstly at 63 Flemington Road, North Melbourne; then at 16 Gardner street in Richmond, then at 10 James Street Fitzroy where they settled and stayed until the turn of the century. This was a 5 room house owned by a Henry Wernberg.5,6,7,8 She was confirmed on 11 July 1897 at St. Peter's Eastern Hill, in Melbourne.9 She presumably lived with her parents at at 116 Fitzroy Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in July 1901.10,11

Her mother died 19 July 1901 at the approximate age of 50. Lily was aged 16 when this happened.10

Albert Robert Cheyne was arrested at his home at at 307 Young Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy for theft, and the house searched.12,13 She presumably lived with her father at at 121 Kerr Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1905.14

She married Henry John Barrett, in 1906 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Witnesses to the wedding were Robert Cheyne.15

On 14 May 1907 her brother Arthur died at the approximate age of 19.

Her father died 1 March 1913 at the approximate age of 60.. Lily was aged 28 when this happened.

In another cruel blow, the fourth death in 18 years, their other brother Albert died at the age of 33 on Saturday, 3 May 1919. Lily was 34 when this happened.

One year after Albert's death his sister-in-law Lily Hawthorne Cheyne published a memorial in the paper:
OATEN.— In loving rememberence of our dear brother-ln-law, Albert, who passed away on the 2nd May, 1919.
One of the best. Gone but not forgotten.
— Inserted by Lily and Harry Barrett.16



Her niece recalls her as being a forbidding person, dressed all in black, tucked away in a corner on formal occasions.17

Christmas for the extended family would take place at a different house each year, with each family bringing meals to contribute to the affair. There would be sing-a-longs of Chrstmas Caroles and a big traditional roast of ham and turkey.18

Lily died in August 1948 at the Melbourne suburb of Richmond at age 64.3

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1884BirthSt. Andrew Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand1,2,3
1897ConfirmationSt. Peter's Eastern Hill, in Melbourne9
1906Marriagethe Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy15
1919Note memo only CR CR
1920Quotation type 316
Note memo only CR CR17
1948Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Richmond3

Family 1

Henry John Barrett (1874-Jul 1955)
Child

Family 2

Child

Citations

  1. [S326] New Zealand Birth Certificate, Central Registry 1884 No.1129 (14/18A 486).
  2. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1913 No.2898.
  3. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/18826965/person/718736055
  4. [S933] New Zealand Directories,New Zealand (1866-1954), 1887-1888 Dunedin p.150.
  5. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1891 p.692.
  6. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1892 p.684.
  7. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1893 p.654.
  8. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Fitzroy [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] James Street 1892.
  9. [S953] Various, Extracted Parish Records, 1872-1955 Name: Lily Hawthorn Cheyne; Gender: Female; Birth Year: abt 1884; Confirmation Date: 11 Jul 1897; Confirmation Age: 13; Confirmation Place: Melbourne, Bourke, Victoria, Australia; Parish: St Peter.
  10. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1901 No.9587.
  11. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1901 p.835.
  12. [S1181] The Coburg Leader, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1904 'BRUNSWICK POLICE COURT.', The Coburg Leader (Vic. : 1890 - 1913), 9 April, p. 4. , viewed 29 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67428823
  13. [S323] The Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia, 1904 'Victoria.', Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), 18 March, p. 2. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 29 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44326857
  14. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1905 p.914.
  15. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1906 No.6463.
  16. [S921] The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 1 May, p. 4. , viewed 29 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203703464
  17. [S1234] Barbara Nicholson, 19th December 2020.
  18. [S1234] Barbara Nicholson, 19 Dec 2020.