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Charles MOTT

Charles MOTT

Male 1848 - 1937  (88 years)

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  • Name Charles MOTT 
    Born 9 Nov 1848  Echuca Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1873  Natimuk VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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  [4
    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  [5
    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  [5
    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 1926  Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    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. 
    Buried 00 Sep 1937  Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BURIAL Armidale Cemetery NSW
    Died 26 Sep 1937  Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I-6483  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2020 

    Father William Joseph MOTT,   b. Jan 28 1822, East Hanningfield Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1906, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship -2117 
    Mother Eliza WAKEFIELD,   b. 1828, Galway Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1877  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship -2117 
    Married 9 May 1844  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F-2117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret MCDONALD,   b. 4 Nov 1851, Finniss 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  [1, 10
    • 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, Warialda Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (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 Australia 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, Warialda NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1961, Armidale NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2020 13:14:14 
    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)
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    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
    Charles and Margaret Mott nee McDonald 21 Dec 1876
    Charles and Margaret Mott nee McDonald 21 Dec 1876
    Charles and Margaret Mott nee McDonald 21 Dec 1876

    Headstones

    HS ARMIDALE NSW CHARLES MOTT d1937

    HS Armidale NSW Margaret MOTT d.1832

    Documents

    DOCUMENT Attendees 88th birthday of Charles Mott....Contact us on the homepage if you can advise us the 5 unknown participants?
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    Stories
    5146 - Margaret McDonald & Charles Mott
    5146 - Margaret McDonald & Charles Mott
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1985 & 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 27 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Margaret Mott (born McDonald) MyHeritage Family Trees Arthur Web Site, managed by Jean Arthur
      Birth: Nov 4 1851 - Finniss, South Australia, Australia Death:Jan 17 1932 - Armidale, New South Wales, Australia or Jan 1 1932
      Husband:Charles Mott married 21 Dec 1876 Horsham Victoria Children:William J Mott, Sydney Victor Mott, James Arthur Mott, Leonard Maxwell Mott, Adelaide Margaretta Hawken (born Mott), Melbourne Charles Gwydir Mott, Harold Angus Edmond Mott, Florence Ivy Pearl Dowrie (born Mott), Colin Douglas Mott

    2. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 27 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Eliza Mott (born Wakefield) 1828 - 1877 Birth:1828 Galway, Ireland Marriage to: William Joseph Mott May 9 1844 Adelaide,SA Death: Oct 4 1877 Hamilton, Victoria Burial: Oct 6 1877 Hamilton, Victoria Family members Husband: William Joseph Mott 1826 - 1906 Children:Mary Ann Coxon (born Mott) 1846 - 1933 Charles Mott 1848 - 1936 William Thomas Mott, 1857 - 1929 David Percy Mott 1847 - 1924 Eliza Penrose (born Mott) 1852 - 1913

    3. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 113 in Rachel's section.

    4. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 114 in Rachel's section.

    5. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 114 in Rachels' section.

    6. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 27 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Eliza Mott (born Wakefield) 1828 - 1877
      Birth:1828 Galway, Ireland Marriage: Marriage to: William Joseph Mott May 9 1844 Adelaide,SA Death: Oct 4 1877 Hamilton, Victoria Burial: Oct 6 1877 Hamilton, Victoria Family members Husband:William Joseph Mott 1826 - 1906 Children:Mary Ann Coxon (born Mott) 1846 - 1933 Charles Mott 1848 - 1936 William Thomas Mott
      1857 - 1929 David Percy Mott 1847 - 1924 Eliza Penrose (born Mott) 1852 - 1913

    7. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, ancestry.co.au with log in , 9 Apr 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Source Ancestry--HENRY AND JANE HUTCHINSON NEE BAKER FAMILY TREE

    8. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 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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    9. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 27 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      William Joseph Mott 1826 - 1906 Birth: 1826 East Hanningfield, Essex, England, UK Baptism:Jan 28 1822 Christening:Jan 28 1822 East Hanningfield,Essex,England
      Immigration:Aboard the "Rajasthan" with parents and siblings
      Feb 6 1840 Port Adelaide, South Australia Occupation: Farmer
      Marriage to: Eliza Mott (born Wakefield) May 9 1844
      Adelaide,South Australia,Australia Marriage: Marriage to: Mary Ann Mott (born Austin) Feb 13 1888 Hamilton, Victoria,
      Death: Aug 10 1906 Bordertown,South Australia Burial: Aug 12 1906 Bordertown, South Australia, Australia

    10. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, ancestry.co.au with log in , 9 Apr 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Source Ancestry--HENRY AND JANE HUTCHINSON NEE BAKER FAMILY TREE...Australia,Marriage Index, 1788-1950 Name: Charles Mott Spouse Name:Margaret Mcdonald Marriage Place:Victoria
      Registration Place:Victoria Registration Year: 1876
      Registration Number: 4492