In February 2016 John Barrett donated to the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society a document collection in the name of his father Roy Clifford BARRETT (1913-2005) son of William BARRETT and Laura May (CHIBNALL) of Ballarat, and husband of Edna Mary (KELSO). These documents, dating from 1858 to 1934, have been in the family for six generations and will be on permanent loan to the Society to display and to share with others. In the process of cleaning out the family home for sale the value of these historical documents was recognised and we agreed to take good care of them as important items in our collection which was relocated in 2019 to the Eureka Centre, Ballarat East.
Victorian Town Lot purchase of Allotment 14 of Section S, Ballarat, for £14.10.0 on 30 Dec 1858 by Edward Agar WYNNE, Grant dated 16 Mar 1859, DB 2/146, Government seal and signature of Henry Barkly 16 March 1859, entered in Register No 20a, Folio 147, on 22 Mar 1859 by W H ARCHER, Registrar. Parchment, slightly larger than A3, front and back. This Main Road property is shown on Ballarat East Township Plan 17.
Conveyance of the same Main Road property Allotment 14 of Section S, Ballarat for £10.0.0 on 6 Dec 1871 from Edward Agar WYNNE to Henry Langdon DUNSTAN in the presence of Richard H RUTHERFORD, Law Clerk, Ballarat. DB 2/146 is also written on this document. Deed No 144, Book 216 and verified by William John WILKINSON, articled Clerk to Joseph Straton ALLINGHAM of 22 Queen Street, Melbourne. The same Main Road property was sold for £8.0.0 on 16 Apr 1877 by Henry DUNSTAN and Mrs (Johanna NICHOLLS) DUNSTAN to Robert SAYERS, Witnessed by William WALSH. This is a four page parchment, each page slightly larger than A3, kindly scanned by Karen Matthews in the Engineering Department of Ballarat City Council.
Form of Transfer of "Residence Area” Folio 363, Book 20, numbered Certificate 22189 16 Sep 1895 and 20870 Certificate 14 Jun 1892, at No 247 Main Street, opposite Dulfer’s Tailoring Premises, Ballarat East, together with “my Miner’s Right", dated 19 Nov 1895 from Charles J HOOKE of Ballarat to Sarah Ellen BARRETT of Ballarat. (Back is blank.)
Notice of Adoption of Particulars of Assessment by Mrs Sarah E BARRETT, 165 Main Street, Ballarat East. Undated but in accordance with Land Tax Act of 1910. On the back is Information For Taxpayers.
Book 867 No. 24, 2s 6d, District and Place in which issued: Revenue and Pay Office Ballarat, Date 14 August 1901. Miner's Right - Issued to Sarah E Barrett of Ballarat, under the provisions of the Mines Act 1890, No. 1120 and the Mines Act 1897, No. 1514, to be in force from 13 August 1901 until 12 August 1902. TB Bell, Receiver of Revenue Back: No of Registration: Certificate 22189, Tr 21222, Date of Registration: 19 Nov 1895, Situation of Residence Area: No 247 Main Street, Ballarat East, 43 feet x 250 feet and being 56 feet wide at the rear, Central Division, Ballarat District, Registrar: WA Christy.
322/64381 - 2s 6d paid 5 Apr 1929 - Issued to Laura May Barrett of Ballarat, under the provisions of the Mines Act 1915, to be in force from 11 Jun 1929 to 10 Jun 1930. Back: Bk/Folio 24/235, No of Registration: Certificate 22189 and Tr 21222, Date of Registration: 19 Nov 1895, Situation of Residence Area: No 247 Main Road, Ballarat East, Area as per Registration Book, District and Division: Ballarat Central. Signature of Registrar: W A Christy. PRIVILEGES CONFERRED BY A MINER’S RIGHT (six listed)
380/37932 Issued to Laura May Barrett of Ballarat for 2 shillings and sixpence, under the provisions of the Mines Act 1928, to be in force from 11 Jun 1931 to 10 Jun 1932. Back: 28/163, No of Registration 1015a, Date of Registration: 19 Jun 1931, Situation of Residence Area: Main Road (Known as) No 1631 Ballarat East, District and Division: Ballarat Central, Signature of Registrar WA Christie, per (initial) PRIVILEGES CONFERRED BY A MINER’S RIGHT (six listed)
649/64839 for Issued to Laura May Barrett of Ballarat for 2 shillings and sixpence, under the provisions of the Mines Act 1928, to be in force from 13 June 1932 to 12 June 1933. Back: 28/163, No of Registration 1015a, Date of Registration: 19 Jun 1931, Situation of Residence Area: Main Road (Known as) No 1631 Ballarat East, District and Division: Ballarat Central, Signature of Registrar WA Christie, per (initial) PRIVILEGES CONFERRED BY A MINER’S RIGHT (six listed)
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