Charles, son of Andrew White and his first wife Emily (née Walker), bought 721 acres and 27 perches with several wooden houses at Freshwater Creek which he owned for about ten years before he married. He owned other allotments jointly with his father and his brother, William. Andrew had large farms at Connewarre and Torquay. He had moved to "Hillside" at Mount Duneed with his family in 1878.
Andrew and Emily had married in 1852 and emigrated to Australia in 1853. They had three children:
William Andrew — born in 1853, married Elizabeth Roadknight
Charles — born in 1856, married Margaret Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hawley
Emily Ann — born in 1858, married Donald McGregor
The farmers in the district often got together to go fox hunting, both as a sporting pastime and to rid their farms of the predators.
In 1889 Charles was granted a license as an auctioneer and conducted weekly stock auctions at the Geelong corporation saleyards and Tattersall's Bazaar, for the family firm of Learmonth, White and Co. In September 1891 the business was sold to Fearson and Wilkie.
Charles married Margaret Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hawley on 14 July in 1891 at St George's Church in Malvern, with the reception at "Waiora", the home of the bride's sister. They moved to Malvern after initially living in Geelong. They had a daughter, Isabel Monckton, born on 14 December 1893 at "Waiora" in Malvern. Isabel married Percy Alderton in 1915. She died in 1979 at the age of 85 at Hamilton.
Charles died on 8 June 1900 at "Darragh", in Myamyn Street, Malvern and was interred in the Baptist section of the St Kilda Cemetery. Lizzie died on 1 July 1909 and was buried with him. He left an estate of £4167/5/8 made up entirely of his 2/21 share in the estate of his father who had died the previous month. His wife was sole beneficiary and executrix of his estate.
Charles White owned land from Anglesea to Brushfields Roads and from Hendy Main Road to Merrijig Creek in the 1880s.This land was owned by his father, Andrew, at the time of his death on 28 May 1900.
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