Ernest, son of Henry Greaves and Sarah Jane (née Pettingill) Watson, was born in 1868 at Yambuk. He married Ellen Huntley in 1892. The couple had one child:
Cedric Stanley Ernest — born in 1893, married Mary Capstick, died on 29 January 1964 at Highton, buried in the lawn section of the Geelong Western Public Cemetery
Ellen died aged 49 years on 19 March 1909 at Clifton Springs and was buried in the Presbyterian section of the Highton Cemetery.
Ernest married Lillian Grace Meakin on 2 March 1910 at Highton. The couple had the following children:
Lionel Meakin Huntley (Jim) — born in 1910 at Geelong, died on 30 September 1974 at Geelong
Ernest Ronald — born on 23 June 1912 at Geelong, married Elma Jessie Watson in 1940, died on 8 May 1960 at Hamilton
Lillian Winifred — born 1913 at Geelong, died on 9 February 1964 at Geelong, buried in the Presbyterian section of the Highton Cemetery
Kathleen Muriel — born in 1915 at Geelong, married John William Macauley, died on 12 October 1984 at Geelong, buried in the lawn section of the Highton Cemetery
Marion Constance — born in 1916 at Geelong, married Claude George Capstick in 1946, died on 14 April 2002 at "Wattle Park" in Canterbury
Bruce Charles Edward — born in 1919 at Geelong, died on 7 June 1999 at Princess Alexandria Hospital in Brisbane
Ernest was a South Barwon councillor, serving from 1914 until 1920 and was president for the 1917-18 year. He was also a vice president of the Highton Progress Association.
He died on 23 February 1942 aged 74 years at Geelong and was buried in the Presbyterian section of the Highton Cemetery with Ellen.
Looking from the east, this photo has Kardinia Farm, on the corner of Larcombe Street and Roslyn Road, highlighted and corresponds with the map below. It shows Kardinia Creek running through the allotment, then crossing Roslyn Road and running to the east of where the Highton shopping village is now — photo Charles Pratt
Francis and Mary must have been really inspired by the beautiful rolling hills and the creek where they lived as they used this name when they christened their second daughter Kardinia Park. The name Park was Mary's maiden name. She was the first of a number of girls who bore this name. Two of Kardinia's brothers, George and Francis, used the name for their daughters. George's daughter Kardinia also used this name for her daughter, born in 1901. George's first daughter Lydia Ellen Bennett married Frederick William Hart and included the name when naming their daughter in 1898. Kardinia's sister, Eliza and her husband Thomas Yates, also used the name. The name certainly did not come from Geelong Football Club's home ground as the park was known as Chilwell Flat until 1872 and Geelong used other grounds before World War 2.
Lewis Charles, son of James and Penelope (née Baynes) Conran was born in 1821. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel who served in the 56th and 11th regiments in Canada and Jamaica. In the 1840s he went to Norfolk Island in charge of convicts. When he came to Victoria in 1851, just before the gold rush, he was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms to the Legislative Assemble and aide-de-camp to Governor Latrobe. He returned to England in 1852.
He married Catherine Spencer, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann (née Barry) Wills in 1850. They had the following children:
Thomas — born 1850, married Evelyn Ford in 1878, died 1915
Henry — born 1851, married Mary Molle in 1886, died 1924
Charles — born 1854, married Helen Brock in 1897, died 1939
Marcell — born 1855, married married Charlotte McLacklan in 1881, died 1935
Kate — born 1863, died 1964
Catherine died on 27 August 1884 aged 52 years.
Lewis returned to Geelong in 1874, taking up farming at Highton, living on the west side of Thornhill Road (south of Bonsey Road) at Barrabool House, a seven roomed dwelling with kitchen, pantry and stabling. The address of the house now is 13 Pepperdine Way. He grazed sheep and cattle on his land. In 1878 he applied for and was granted a slaughtering license.
In 1888 he married Catherine Sarah, daughter of Hugh Lawrence McLeod from Claremont, Waurn Ponds. They had the following children:
Hugh — born 1889, married Edith Cooke in 1918, died 1957
Noel — born 1891, died 1916
Enid — born 1892, died 1960
Catherine died on 21 August 1941 at Kandy in Ceylon.
Lewis was a South Barwon Shire councillor serving from 1876 until 1886 and was president from 1879 until 1880. He was also a Barrabool Shire councillor from 1878 until 1881 including a term as president in 1880. He was a member of St John's Church of England in Highton and for some time sat in the Church Assembly. He died on 10 January 1892, aged 72 years and was buried in the Church of England section of the Highton Cemetery with his first wife Catherine. He left an estate valued at £6642.
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