Theophilus Pine Felstead
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Jane Beaver
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Joel Hale
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John William Felstead
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Jane Hale
(1823-1911)

Theophilus Pine Felstead
(1868-1953)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Eva Shaw

Theophilus Pine Felstead 3

  • Born: 1868, Melbourne, Australia 4
  • Marriage: Eva Shaw on 17 Jan 1894 in "Hiawatha", Hampton St, Brighton 1 2
  • Died: 15 Jun 1953, Manly District Hospital, Manly, NSW 5 6

   Another name for Theophilus was Theo.

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  Chronology:

He worked as a Manufacturer's Agent in 1894 and resided at "Sycamore Grove", East St Kilda. 7 (this was given as his "usual" address - his "present" address was shown as 127 The Strand, Sydney)

He worked as a Merchant & Agent (Soft Goods) (own account) in 1901 and resided at 108 Ritherdon Rd, Streatham, Surrey. 8
(boarding at the house of Roland Taylor with Eva, William and Muriel)

He worked as a Manager, Charles Moore and Co from 1903 to 1906 and resided at The Esplanade, South Perth, WA. 9 (brother James in Perth as mgr Beith, Scheiss & Co - George Terrace?)

He worked as a Manager, Charles Moore and Co in 1907 and resided at Walter Street, Claremont, WA. 10 (brother James in Perth as mgr Beith, Scheiss & Co - George Terrace?)

He worked as a Manufacturer's Agent from 1916 to 1924 and resided at Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia. 11

He resided as "Felstead House" or "The Atrium Villa" from 1924 to 1929 in 158 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag, Sydney, NSW. 12 13 (1924 Griffin's first privately commissioned house, the Felstead House at 158 Edinburgh Road, wasconstructed for Theophilus Pyrie Felstead, a Melbourne-based businessman. Using knitlock
construction, this is a larger and more prestigious house than those previously built by the GSDA. It is an 'atrium villa' with a central court (since enclosed) providing the main circulation
space. It was sited with dress circle views over Sailors Bay. Four shops and an estate office
designed by Griffin were erected at the entrance to the Castlecrag Estate.

1929 Sir George S Beeby purchased the Griffin-designed Felstead House (158 Edinburgh Road) and moved to Castlecrag with his family. Beeby had been a leading figure in the rise of the Labor
Party to power in New South Wales, becoming Minister for Labour and Industry in 1910 and introducing a new Industrial Arbitration Act in 1912. He established a centrist Progressive Party
in 1913 and in 1920, he was appointed a judge of the Industrial & Arbitration Court. Beeby was
also a prominent playwright and his interests made him and his family active members of the Castlecrag community. The large living areas of the Felstead House made it a popular meeting place for the community group, Neighbourhood Circle, in the late 1930s and 1940s. Beeby's son, Edward represented Griffin in the Rivett case and his daughter, Doris Isobel, joined the Spanish Relief Movement during the civil war and was a prominent workers' advocate in Australia after the War. She died at Castlecrag in 1948.)


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Theophilus married Eva Shaw, daughter of Alfred Henry Shaw and Hannah Heywood, on 17 Jan 1894 in "Hiawatha", Hampton St, Brighton.1 2 (Eva Shaw was born on 13 Mar 1871 in William St, St Kilda 14 15 and died in 1956 in Mosman, NSW 16 17.)


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1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, SHAW Eva M FELSTEAD Theophilus Pyne 1894 1183.

2 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage.

3 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage 1894/1183.

4 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Birth. Name: FELSTEAD - Theophilus Pine
Event Type: Birth Sex:
Age: - Place: MELB
Year: 1868 Reg. Number: 10710
Father: - John William
Mother: HALE - Jane
Spouse: -. Does not appear on mother's death cert?.

5 Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW (Online), www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/familyHistory.htm, Death. 8549/1953 FELSTEAD THEOPHILUS PYNE 85 YRS MANLY MANLY
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6 Web (Misc), Email TP Aug 2012. Theophilus Pine Felstead died on 15/6/1953 at Manly District Hospital, Manly NSW.
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7 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage. Listed as "Usual" address.

8 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1901C.

9 WA Post Office Directories 1893-1949, http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/Post_Office_Directories_Contents.html, 1904,1905,1906.

10 WA Post Office Directories 1893-1949, http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/Post_Office_Directories_Contents.html, 1907.

11 Phone Directory NSW Sydney (SLV), 1914 City 1396 Felstead, Theo., & Good, Mftr's agents & Imptrs., 73 York St
1924 Felstead Theo. & Son, 61 York St City 1396
Felstead T P 5 Bradley's Head Rd Mosman 1935 Felstead Theo & Co Mfrs 379 Kent Rd
In 1935 T P has gone from dir and only S G (also in 1924) and A H.

12 Web (Misc), http://www.griffinsociety.org/Conservation/pdfs/Felstead%20House.pdf. see also pdf in files.

13 Web (Misc), http://www.castlecrag.org.au/history/History%201920%20to%201939.pdf. pdf on file.

14 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, 1871/12596.

15 Photo Albums Digital images stored in Albums folder, Album 003 - 003.

16 Photo Albums Digital images stored in Albums folder, 018_040.

17 Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW (Online), www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/familyHistory.htm, 30586/1956 FELSTEAD EVA ALFRED HANNAH MOSMAN
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