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Charles MOTT

Charles MOTT

Male 1848 - 1937  (89 years)

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  • Name Charles MOTT 
    Born 11 Sep 1848  Echunga SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1873  Natimuk VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Charles Mott's name, with that of his sister Mary Ann, first appears in the Wimmera Shire rate book in 1873 for land at Natimuk. On the application form for land their address was given as Hamilton, Victoria. In 1874, they are joined by the name of David Mott, a brother, all having land at Arapiles, a more specic area a few miles west of the township of Natimuk. In 1875 the names of William and Eliza Mott appear as farmers of Natimuk. The next year, 1876, gives the first details of their land.David Mott had 285 acres of pasture, 35 acres of cultivation and had erected fencing and a dwelling. Mary Ann Mott had 288 acres of pasture. 32 acres of cultivation and a dwelling and fencing. Charles Mott had 287 acres of pasture, 32 acres of cultivation and had erected a dwelling and fencing. William Thomas Mott had 316 acres 1 rood and 30 perches which had fencing but no cultivation or dwelling. Eliza Mott had 132 acres with fencing only but by the following year she had 12 acres cultivated and a dwelling erected.

    The year 1878 has the last listing of the five Motts in the shire rate book. The property was then bought by a Mr Fletcher and sold a year later to the Lange family which is still in possession. On this property in 1953, Lou Lange grew a crop of Pinnacle wheat which won the southern Wimmera championship and the Australian championship. The judged area of fifty acres yielded 76.8 bushels an acre, a national record beaten some years later by a crop at Murtoa in the eastern Wimmera.

    Mt Arapiles Natimuk VIC 
    Residence c1878  Rockwell NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    About 1878 Charles & Margaret left Victoria with Charles's brothers, David and William, and the party had travelled to the Darling Downs in Queensland. Here William settled near Dalby, while David Mott pushed further north before finally choosing his land. Charles and Margaret left Queensland and settled on a property called Rockwell near Gunjerwarildi in the Warialda district of northern New South Wales.
    During a severe drought in 1898 Charles agisted sheep on a property called Springmount near Black Mountain, south of Guyra, high up in the New England tableland. He liked the place so well that he bought it and moved his family there, while still retaining Rockwell. His new property, Springmount, was their home until they retired to Armidale.
    Many of Charles and Maggie's friends had gloomily predicted that his sheep would die of footrot on Springmount with the thirty-inch rainfall. In later years he was heard to remark that it was just as well people had believed that, otherwise there would not have been standing room. Charles purchased two other properties, Ben Lomond and Glendon near Glen lnnes. Ben Lamond was later sold. Eventually Glendon became the property of Guy and his son Bill and was sold about 1980.
    Margaret and Charles sold Springmount in 1926 and retired to a house, Belmore, on the corner of Marsh and Brown streets, Armidale. The grandchildren have fond memories of Christmas and other family gatherings at Springmount and Belmore.

     
    Residence c1878  New England NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Charles and Margaret left Queensland and settled on a property called Rockwell near Gunjerwarildi in the Warialda district of northern New South Wales called 'Springmount'Black Mountain New England NSW

     
    Residence 1898  Glen Innes NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    During a severe drought in 1898 Charles agisted sheep on a property called Springmount near Black Mountain, south of Guyra, high up in the New England tableland. He liked the place so well that he bought it and moved his family there, while still retaining Rockwell. His new property, Springmount, was their home until they retired to Armidale.
    Many of Charles and Maggie's friends had gloomily predicted that his sheep would die of footrot on Springmount with the thirty-inch rainfall. In later years he was heard to remark that it was just as well people had believed that, otherwise there would not have been standing room. Charles purchased two other properties, Ben Lomond and Glendon near Glen lnnes. Ben Lamond was later sold. The grandchildren have fond memories of Christmas and other family gatherings at Springmount and Belmore.

     
    Residence c1898  Glen Innes NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    During a severe drought in 1898 Charles agisted sheep on a property called Springmount near Black Mountain, south of Guyra, high up in the New England tableland. He liked the place so well that he bought it and moved his family there, while still retaining Rockwell. His new property, Springmount, was their home until they retired to Armidale.  
    Residence 1926  Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eventually 'Glendon' became the property of his sons Guy and Bill and was sold about 1980.
    Margaret and Charles sold Springmount in 1926 and retired to a house, Belmore, on the corner of Marsh and Brown streets, Armidale. 
    Died 26 Sep 1937 
    Buried Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BURIAL Armidale Cemetery NSW
    Person ID I-6493  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2017 

    Father Joseph MOTT,   b. Yes, Date Unknown,   d. 1863, Macclesfield SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2117 
    Mother Eliza WAKEFIELD,   d. 3 Oct 1877 
    Relationship -2117 
    Married 1844  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F-2117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret MCDONALD,   b. 4 Nov 1851, SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1932, Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1876  Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIED Presbyterian Church Horsham Vic
    Children 
    +1. William Joseph MOTT,   b. 15 Oct 1877, Coleraine Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1963  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Sydney Victor MOTT,   b. 14 Apr 1879, Rockwell NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1967  (Age 87 years)
    +3. James Arthur MOTT,   b. 30 Aug 1881, Rockwell NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1966  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Leonard Maxwell MOTT,   b. 3 Aug 1883, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1964  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Adelaide Margaretta MOTT,   b. 19 Nov 1885, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1972  (Age 86 years)
    +6. Melbourne Charles Gwydir MOTT,   b. 18 Oct 1887, Glen Innes NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1974, Glen Innes NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +7. Harold Angus Edmund MOTT,   b. 14 Jan 1890, Rockwell NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1960, Glen Innes NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
    +8. Florence Ivy Pearl MOTT,   b. 29 Jun 1892, Warialda NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1982  (Age 89 years)  []
    +9. Colin Douglas MOTT,   b. 16 Oct 1895, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1961  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2016 15:15:14 
    Family ID F-2116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0470 - Margaret & Charles Mott in 1870s.jpg
    0470 - Margaret & Charles Mott in 1870s.jpg
    0471 - Mott family at Springmount in 1915 - Colin, Guy, Ivy, Harold, Dell, Len, William, Jim, Charles, Margaret & Syd.jpg
    0471 - Mott family at Springmount in 1915 - Colin, Guy, Ivy, Harold, Dell, Len, William, Jim, Charles, Margaret & Syd.jpg
    0472 - Charles Mott's 88th birthday.jpg
    0472 - Charles Mott's 88th birthday.jpg
    P M (I6743)
    N M (I6584)
    P M (I6742)
    AC M (I6690)
    IC M (I6586)
    BM M (I6603)
    0476 - Charles Mott, Jeanette Gilmour, William Mott & Jean Gilmour.jpg
    0476 - Charles Mott, Jeanette Gilmour, William Mott & Jean Gilmour.jpg
    0499 - Charles Stuart Mott and his children Lou, Ivy, Esther & Charles.jpg
    0499 - Charles Stuart Mott and his children Lou, Ivy, Esther & Charles.jpg

    Documents
    0473 - Attendees 88th birthday of Charles Mott.jpg
    0473 - Attendees 88th birthday of Charles Mott.jpg
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    IC M (I6586)
    AC M (I6690)
    P M (I6742)
    N M (I6584)
    P M (I6743)
    BM M (I6603)

    Stories
    1985 - Margaret McDonald & Charles Mott.pdf
    1985 - Margaret McDonald & Charles Mott.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), Page 113 in Rachel's section.

    2. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), Page 114 in Rachel's section.

    3. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), Page 114 in Rachels' section.

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE: 1844 Reg No;1/96, groom,MOTT Joseph bride: WAKEFIELD Eliza at Adelaide SA
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