Thomas, son of Henry Ashton and Celia (née Jeffrey) Larcombe, married Phoebe Jane Hunt in 1879. The couple had the following children:
Celia Jane — born in 1880 at Mount Moriac, married William Fletcher McIntyre on 15 Nov 1905 at St Saviour's Church Modewarre, died on 22 October 1945 aged 65 years at Newtown Geelong, buried in the Presbyterian section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery
Richard Henry — born in 1881 at Modewarre, married Agnes Ellen Kilpatrick in 1925, died on 7 November 1959 aged 78 years at Geelong, buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Moriac Cemetery
John Thomas — born in 1884 at Mount Moriac, married Hannah Lillian Larcombe in 1921, died on 4 May 1952 aged 59 years at Geelong, buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Moriac Cemetery
Phoebe Isabella — born on 19 July 1890 at Mount Moriac, died on 1 May 1972 at Geelong, buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Moriac Cemetery
In 1899 he purchased 424 acres of the Clifford Estate.
Thomas was a Barrabool Shire councillor serving from 1889 until 1903. Two of his sons were also councillors — John Thomas (1939-1952) and Richard Henry (1950-1959).
Phoebe died on 30 July 1938 aged 83 years at Geelong and was buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Moriac Cemetery. Thomas died on 9 August 1940 aged 91 years at Geelong and was buried with her.
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Donald, son of Hector and Euphemia (née McPhee) McLean, was born about 1797 at Morvin, Argyleshire in Scotland. He married Mary Cameron on 31 January 1833 in Scotland. The couple had two children born in Scotland, Donald born about 1835 and Jessie who was born on 7 February 1837. Another child was born at sea on their journey to Australia in 1839. They arrived on 28 February 1838 on the British King.
The couple's children born after their arrival were:
Alexander, Margaret, Mary Cameron, Robert Angus, Euphemia, Isabella and John.
Donald died of bronchitis and general debility aged 77 years on 2 January 1874 at Glenaldale* in Mount Moriac, near Waurn Ponds Creek and was buried in an unknown location at the Mount Moriac Cemetery. He left no real estate. His wife Mary, who inherited his personal estate, moved to Woolshed Lake, Boort soon after. Mary died of cardiac delatation and debility aged 86 years on 29 December 1897 at Boort and was buried at Boort Cemetery.
When Frederick Ulysses Breguet died on 23 June 1913 at the age of 81 years, he had been in the colony for 62 years. He was born in Switzerland in 1833, to Justin Felicien and Justine (née L'Eplattenier) Breguet. He was not tall. His passport stated that he was 5 feet 5 inches and had chestnut hair and beard.
In 1861 his farmhouse coach house and stables, now known as Neuchatel, were built on the corner of Barrabool and Merrawarp Roads. He married Hannah (née Arnold) in 1860. Hannah was born in Kent England in 1834 and died in October 1863. She was buried in the Church of England section of the Highton Cemetery. They had two children:
Justine Laura — born and died aged 4 months in 1861
Gustave Adolphe — born on 22 October 1862, married Eleanor Anne Florence Charlton in October 1891 in Durham England, died on 24 July 1918 at Glasgow Scotland
In 1864 he married Catherine née Baglin. She was born about 1844. The had the following children:
Frederick William Baglin — born on 23 May 1864 in Geelong, died on 14 April 1884 at Caulfield Grammar School aged 19 years of heart disease, buried at the St Kilda Cemetery
Abram Louis — born on 5 March 1866 at Ceres, died on 21 January 1867 aged 11 months at Ceres
Fanny Elizabeth — born in 1867, married Samuel Whitehead in 1897, died on 17 June 1954 at the Alfred Hospital in Prahran
Justin Auguste — born on 23 March 1869 at Ceres, married Rose Hannah Neilson in 1892, died on 23 April 1951 at Geelong West aged 82 years
Mary Helen — born on 1 October 1870 at Ceres, married William James Haylock on 16 December 1902 in Western Australia, died on 11 April 1930 at Wooroloo in Western Australia
Laura Alice — born on 21 August 1872 at Ceres, married Joseph Mattinson, died on 17 April 1961 at Williamstown
Albert Augustin — born on 23 November 1874 at Ceres, married Marion Saddlier in 1899, died on 10 March 1917 at Ascot Vale
Cecile Lucie — born on 1 August 1875 at Ceres, died on 1 June 1936 at Ballarat
Charles Benjamin — born in 1878, died in 1959 at Werribee aged 82 years
Josephine — born in 1878 at Ceres, died on 28 April 1896 aged 17 years, buried at St Kilda Cemetery
David Ulysses — born in 1881 at Ceres, died in 1962 aged 81 at Geelong
Hannah Jane — born in 1883 at Ceres, died on 10 November 1968 at Hawthorn aged 86 years, buried in the lawn section of the Highton Cemetery
Frederick William — born in 1884 at Ceres, married Ida Phipps in 1929, died on 30 March 1976 aged 91 years at Geelong
Esther — born on 28 August 1885 at Ceres, died in October 1885 at Ceres
Frederick Ulysses' uncle, Frederick, was one of the first Swiss vignerons to settle in the Geelong district. He planted a vineyard in Partnership with David Pettavel at Pollocksford. This was taken over by Frederick in partnership with Louis Aeschlimann and Henry Louis Pernet, a firm which was dissolved on 22 Novmeber 1862, and also ran Suguar Loaf Vineyard. Frederick later moved to the "Suisse" vineyard on the corner of Barrabool and Merrawarp Roads. A house with the name "Newchatel" was built on the property.
Frederick was a Barrabool Shire councillor serving from 1867 until 1873 including a term as president in 1872-73. He died on 23 June 1914 aged 81 years and was buried in the Church of England section of the Highton Cemetery with Catherine who died on 1 August 1904 aged 62 years, Hannah who died on 13 October 1863 aged 29 years at the Swiss Vineyard and their daughter Justine who died at the age of 4 months.
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