|Taken at the Fair in Oatlands 2018|
Mary Ann Shone was born 1st November 1821 in New Norfolk, and she died 16th September 1915, in Hobart. She was living at Pleasant Hill, Auvergne Avenue, New Town. She was 94 when she died. She is also buried at Oatlands in the Family Crypt.
Thomas's life can be gauged by his interest in land and property. A wise man no doubt.
1829: He rented 100 acres for 16 pounds 8 shillings at Monmouth with his brother William Bradshaw
1842: He lived at York Plains, Oatlands, and that same year he won a silver cup in Horse Racing from Oatlands Turf Club
According to the census he had interest, with William Bradshaw in 3 selections - one of 640 acres, on of 644 acres and one of 100 acres all in Monmouth
1843 Census revealed the same information as the 1842 records
After marriage to Mary Ann Shone, they had several children, and their areas of birth are recorded as York Plains, Cathrine Vale, Oatlands, Springfield and Melbourne.
1850 He bought the Callington Mill at Oatlands, now part of the National Trust. He sold it to John Bradshaw (his nephew) 31st December 1863.
1855 The census shows he had the following properties: 4 acres 3 rds 28 per at Oatlands
11 acres 1 rd 36 pers at Oatlands
15 acres 1 rd 17 pers at Oatlands
10 acres at Oatlands
1856 With George Nicholls he had 15 acres 2 rd 9 per at Monmouth
1857 He had 10 acres at Oatlands
1858 Owner/Proprietor, Dwelling and Stable, 23 acres Annual Value 36/9d and 420 acres Agricultural and grazing at York Rivulet. Annual value 70/-
Also owned a Cottage in Oatlands rented to William Clark 1 acre and value at £13
Shops & Dwelling rented to William Exton 1 acre and value £40
Mill rented to William Exton 1 acre £184/8/
Cottage rented to Henry Harris 1 acre £15/12/
Cottage rented to Francis Mancey 1 acre £13/
And was the proprietor of a Sheep Run at Lagoon of Islands 400 acres value £25
1859 Three of his children and 4 of his brother's children died from Scarlet fever during an epidemic in Oatlands.
1860 He had 1001 acres Somerset, 640 acres at Great Lake and 640 acres River Ouse and 510 acres at Great Lake.
The family property was called "St Peter's Pass" and it was sold in 1855 to Morrison.
1864 Purchased lot 95 - 190, 400 acres at Westmoreland.
1867 He was living at 13 Nicholsen St Fitzroy, and looking for a sheep station to rent or buy.
1869 Mornington Park, Victoria
1872 Purchased Buddyina Station in NSW
1877 Leased 200 acres Dundonald in Victoria (30 August)
1878 "Dundonald" Broadmeadows, Victoria.
1883 He advertised an 8 roomed house to let, at Ascotvale
1884 "Greendale, Greenvale and Gartmore" Consolidated run 1st August 1885. Mortgaged to N.Z, Loan and Mercantile Agency.
1889 Jillett & Sons, Greendale
1897 Mary Ann Jillett was residing at Widford, Auburn Road, Hawthorne Melbourne
1898 Lease on Greenvale Station became forfeited through non payment of rent
|46000 sheep on the property|
Saturday 31st October 1891.
The death is announced of Mr. Thomas Jillett, after a long illness. He was born at New Norfolk on September 24, 1817 and commenced sheep farming at an early age and was very successful in that industry. In 1866 he moved to Victoria with his family and purchased a sheep station on the Wimmera River. This property he sold, and bought two large runs in New South Wales; these he also disposed of, and in 1880 he purchased Greendale Station on the Barcoo River, Queensland, his sons assuming the management. Three years ago he returned to his native land, and has passed his last days in a life of ease and contentment. When a young man he was passionately fond of horse racing and possessed a large silver cup that he won at the New Town races in 1843. He leaves a widow and nine children to mourn their loss. His sons are the owners of two valuable sheep stations in Queensland.
Here are some photos from my 1991 visit to Oatlands.
Hut 1825 -myself in bearded days, in the interior of Jillett's Hut, located behind the present "Springfield" property. We were shown around by the then owner, Andrew Morrison. The hut contained all sorts of old papers, receipts, furniture items, etc. The Morrisons were a prominent farming/shipping/whaling family and had owned the property since buying it from Thomas Jillett around 1860.
Springfield1 homestead of St. Peter's Pass property, on the divide between Hobart and Launceston, near Oatlands. John Jillett at sundial. Original, steeper gabled section of house built by Thomas Jillett about 1850. Jillett's Hut (1825) is behind a Hawthorn Hedge at right of photo. at side of driveway are several whaling try pots.
Springfield2, sunny (northern) side of house.
Thomas and his family would have been living at Springfield in the years 1845, 1847, 1848 and 1850. In 1850 he purchased the Callington Mill in Oatlands. There are births recorded in Oatlands for 1854, 1856, 1858 and 1860.
m Catherine Isabella Phillips m2 M. Selina (5 children)
2. George Jillett B 21/03/1847-28/09/1935
m Laura Lavinia Shone (cousin) 16/2/1881 m2 Ruby Miller
3. Henric Thomas Jillett B 27/11/1848 - 1914 m Evelyn Isabel May Wilkinson 20/2/1889 m2 E. Lette (Sydney)
4. Thomas Shone Jillett B 29/7/1850 – 14/12/1897
5. Francis Powell Jillett B 10/7/1852 – 11/02/1859 Died of ulcerated throat
6. Amelia Mary Jillett B 4/8/1854 – 26/2/1859 Died of scarlet fever
7. Louisa Susannah Jillett B 3/6/1856 – 16/2/1859
8. Arthur James B 8/4/1858 – 25/6/1929 m Phoebe Brodribb 10/3/1892
9. Fannie Ellen Jillett B 9/6/1860 1948 m Richard Roberts 1887 (had 2 children)
m2 Charles Burchill
10. Edward Frank Jillett B 6/5/1862 – 28/9/1947 m Flora Kathleen Cameron Christison (had 7 children)
11. Amy Jillett B 30/9/1864 -1925 m H.W. Williams 8/11/1888
12. Tasman Jillett B 28/6/1867 - m Kathleen Mary (Lola) Wood 24/12/1913
m2 Margaret Chisler 29/6/1933 in Qld (1 child)
Jillett & Sons
Diary of 1879 started from Bridgewater to Kerang, Swann Hill on the Murray River, Yanga (lake) mustered weaners at Balranald (12452 of them), Paika Creet, Box Creek, Glen Emu, Tilltill, Hat field, Clare Station, Kieran,Hanford, Lake Victoria Station, Terrance Station, Tintinallogy, Baillie on the Darling River, Mute Station, Niamey, Curranyalpa, Win bar, Gunderbooka, Yourdon, Bourke, Port Burke, Wagner River, Fords Bridge, Encino, Barring, Tinenburra, Thurrulgoona.
Then back to Melbourne: Thurrulgoona, Tobin Creek, Baillie, Eagan, Bourke, Sandra, Gundabooka, Lout, Dunlop, Commodore, Curranyalpa, Bombay, Niamey, Addington, Yorker, Dominique, Red bank, Chua, Kilgore then train for Essendon, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Marlborough, Rockhampton, West wood, Gagnon, Daring, Walloon, Dingo Town, Walton, Black water, Comet, Minerva Creek to The Graveyard, Spring sure, Greendale. 3rd October, 1880, then he went back to Melbourne, with Thomas, Henric, George and Edward (his brothers).
1st May, With Tasman, started from Greendale for Isisford - also Henric to Ravensbourne, Lavern Hills, Thornleigh, Smith Lagoon, Albilbah, Tolundilly Creek, Isis Downs *8376 sheep), Thornleigh Creek, Isisford, Abington, Alice Downs, Blackwall, Northampton, Enniskillen, Greendale.
1st January 1887: 13 September 1888, he went from Tambo by coach to Charleville, then a train to Roma, Brisbane to Sydney by steamer “SS Kubota” and steamer to Melbourne.
15th November, 1888, Mother (Mary Ann Jillett), Fran and Amy and Arthur started from Melbourne to Launceston in “”SS Flinders”, caught the mail train to Hobart and were met by father (Thomas) and Uncle Shone.
14th January, 1889, Left Hobart on train for Launceston. Caught the “SS Paten” at Launceston. Arrived in Melbourne 15th January. Left Melbourne “SS Rondo” 19th January. Jarvis Bay towed by steamer “Kim” “SS Behr” towed them to Sydney. Left Sydney on “Behr” to Brisbane, 28th January, Maryborough to Rockhampton, left by train to Alpha, by buggy to Tambo. Alfred came for me in the buggy 8th February 1888.
26 March 1889: With Tasman and 10624 wethers for Cassilis and Tom. Enniskillen, Northhampton, Blackall Reserve, Home Creek, Patrick Creek, Alice Reserve, Barcaldine Reserve. Wire from Alfred to return to Greendale with the sheep as they had rain. 18th April 1889 Lagoon Creek, Patrick Creek, Blackboy Creek, Home Station Creek, Alice Downs, Skeleton Creek, Blackall Reserve, Northhampton, Greendale with 10264 sheep.
11 June 1889: Greendale: With Tom, started for Cassilis with 5 horses. Northhampton, Alice Downs, Home Creek, Barcaldine, Stainburn Downs, Aramac, Muttaburra, Lerida, Katandra, Mills Creek, Sesbania. Cassilis on 24th June 1889. Edward camped out lambmarking at Cassilis.
31st August 1891: Left Cassilis for Melbourne. Richmond Downs, Hughenden by coach, Townsville by train, Sydney by Leura, train to Melbourne, “SS Flora” to Hobart
19th October 1891: Phoebe (wife) Alfred and I (Arthur) to Richmond with Tom. Coach to Hughenden, Townsville. Left in “Arrawatta” for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne 3rd November 1891.
On 10th March 1892 he married Phoebe Broadribb (a cousin on the Shone side). However, 2 months later a Phoebe of the same name marries William Thomas Francis Moore on 21 May 1892. Further research shows that there were two ladies of the same name. The other Phoebe who married William Moore, her a father William and her mother is Elizabeth Curry. Our Phoebe's mother is Emma but both Emmas have the same father William Broadribb.
In 1896 Arthur was busy in Melbourne. He was the master of the hunt, leading the hounds when Lord Richard Nevill, the ADC to the Governor was thrown from his hors
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, 4 March 1895