William Charles, son of Francis and Frances (née Littlewood) Cutts was born in 1893. He married Sarah Chandler Currie in 1885. They had the following children:
Mary Daphne — born 1899 at Warracknabeal, married Robert Charles Ritchie, died 1962 at Camberwell aged 73
Tessa Chandler — born 1891 at Warracknabeal, married Robert Howard on 21 January 1914, died 13 March 1986 at Leopold aged 95, buried in the Methodist section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery
William Charles — born 1893 at Warracknabeal, married Winnie Brown, died 1971 at Geelong aged 78, buried in the Methodist section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery. He was a Barrabool Shire councillor, serving from 1922 until 1926 and 1940 until 1951
Myrtle Irene — born 1895 at Ballarat, married Leslie Desterre Noble in 1922, died 1958 at Geelong aged 62
Eric Vincent — born 1897 at Ballarat, died 24 January 1915, aged 17, as a result of drowning at Barwon Heads
Vera Alexandra — born 1902 at Warracknabeal, married Alex Wynnam
Howard Gilroy — born 1909 at Geelong, married Ethel Maud Stanning in 1921, died 1966 at Belgrave Heights aged 57
Cutts had been a well known store keeper at Warracknabeal before arriving in the Geelong.
In 1907 he had purchased 470 acres of the Grassdale estate at Freshwater Creek from George Meredith, who had purchased it from Samuel Seward the previous year. He owned Monomeith at Barwon Heads, a property he had purchased from George Hague in August 1910. It was reputed as being the largest holiday house on the Victorian coast. He died in 1971 in Geelong.
In August 1915 Monomeith was sold to Mrs Harriett Maria (née Blake) Garlick of Dennistoun, South Yarra who ran it as a guest house. It contained about 20 rooms. On 26 December 1922 Monomeith was subdivided and sold in 11 allotments. Mrs Garlick died on 19 January 1930 at her home Warrawee, Barwon Heads. She was the widow of Edward Charles Garlick and mother of Edward Thomas Mervyn Garlick.
For sale on 26 December 1922 — 11 building lots
Lot 2 together with building
A was to be sold as one lot.
B Magnificent dining room
C WB Kitchen and 4 rooms with stoves and hot water service
D WB Building containing 2 rooms
E WB Building containing 2 rooms
F Garage (36' x 20') with 1 rooms for chauffeurs
H Coal Shed
J Windmill (by Bryan Bros) 8' diameter 3' high, tank 3000 gal capacity, tank stand 22' high
Martin Klabbers will present Barwon Heads photos from the past and compare them with the same buildings now
7:30 pm 7 June 2018 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed
Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting and stay for a cuppa after
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