Paynesville Cemetery

James, Catherine d.4 Oct 1910

James, Catherine Annie d.12 Jul 1936

James, Charles d.8 Nov 1918

James, Charles Young d.31 Mar 1949

James, Charlotte Elizabeth d.6 Oct 1935

James, Edwin d.26 Sep 1938

James, Elizabeth Maria d.17 Jun 1899

James, George d.9 May 1902

James, Helen Maude bd.11 Sep 1946

James, Isabella d.8 Aug 1911

James, James Ian d.21 Jan 1957

James, John Stanley d.25 Oct 1928

James, Madeline Isabella Ethel bd.13 Jan 1941

James, Robert Henry d.29 Sep 1918

James, Robert Young d.21 Apr 1943

James, Rose Helena d.22 Jul 1942  

The following are buried in the same isolated section of the Paynesville Cemetery but are not know to be related to our James family although they may have been friends or neighbours

Hamilton, Edit h Maybelle d.4 Dec 1930

Hamilton, Eliza Ruth d.6 Nov 1942

Hamilton, Martha d.5 May 1928

Hamilton, Robert Ian d.8 Jul 1962

Hamilton, Thomas MacKnight d.26 Dec 1907

Hamilton, William Rutledge d.12 Oct 1948

Phipps, John Blakemore d.12 Mar 1906

Phipps, Lavinia Mary d.6 Jun 1902

James, George d.24 Nov 1905 (not related)  

Neill, Lillian M (nee James) d.31 Oct 1909


LIST OF BURIALS
in this isolated corner of the Paynesville Cemetery reserve

(click on a name to see its monumental inscription)

In loving remembrance of

my dear husband & daughter

GEORGE JAMES

Born 5th Nov 1860 Died 24th Nov 1905

also

LILLIAN M NEILL nee JAMES

Born 29th Jun 1889 Died 31st Oct 1909


Safe in their Father's home

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(Note: Although the name George James appears on two other stones in this section of the Paynesville Cemetery, there is no evidence that the people buried in this grave were in any way related to members of the other James family buried nearby.
It has been suggested that these people had some family retationship with C C Neill, Shipwright and Boatbuilder of Paynesville.

Some recent research has revealed the following information, although no attempt has been made to prove the data by obtaining certificates :-


George James 1860-1905, son of William James and Elizabeth Taylor, died at Paynesville in 1909, aged 45 (Ref:13917).

Lillian Mary James was daughter of George James 1860-1905 and Elizabeth Shearing.
Lillian, born England, married in 1909 (Ref:4433) to Walter Thomas Waverley Neill who was born "at sea off Austn. Coast".Lillian died at Carlton in 1909, at the age 20 (Ref 4689 or 11689 ?).

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JOHN BLAKEMORE PHIPPS MD

died at Mitcham

12th March 1906

aged 76

also his wife

LAVINIA MARY PHIPPS

died at Paynesville

6 Jun 1902 aged 77

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ELIZA RUTH HAMILTON

Born Werrongurt 19 Dec 1875

Lived Ensay Station 1884-1912

Ilfracombe, Paynesville 1912-1942

Died 6th Nov 1942

In thy presence is fullness of joy Psxvi


Also her brothers

WILLIAM RUTLEDGE HAMILTON

Born Drysdale Ballangeich 8.7.1874

Died Bairnsdale 12.10.1948


ROBERT IAN HAMILTON

Born Warrnambool 15.7.1878

Died Bairnsdale 8.7.1962

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(It is understood that her sister, the fourth daughter, Madeline Isabella Ethel JAMES is also buried in the above grave)

In

loving memory

of

CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH

second daughter of

Charles and Catherine James

Born 20th Sept 1877

Died 6th Oct 1935

And ye are the children of God

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In
loving memory
of
JOHN STANLEY JAMES
Died 25th Oct 1928
aged 39 years

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In loving memory
of |GEORGE JAMES
of Ridgeway, Southampton, England
late Capt HM 34th Regiment
Born 20th June 1844
Died 9th May 1902
He is not dead but sleepeth

Rest

also the sixth son
EDWIN JAMES

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In loving memory

of

THOMAS MacKNIGHT HAMILTON

Born in Argyleshire, Scotland 4th May 1843

Died at Bells Point, Metung 26 Dec 1907 aged 64 years

and his wife

MARTHA

Born in Sydney 30th March 1844

Died at Paynesville 5th May 1928

And with the morn those angel faces smile

Which I have loved long since & lost awhile

Also their grand-daughter

EDITH MABELLE HAMILTON

Born 7th June 1923

Died 4th Dec 1930 aged 7 years

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In

loving memory of

CHARLES YOUNG JAMES

eldest son of Charles and Catherene James

Born 24th Jan 1882

Died 31st Mar 1949

(Note: The mother's name is spelt incorrectly on this stone - should be Catherine)

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(It is understood that her sister, the third daughter, Helen Maude JAMES 1880-1946 is also buried in the above grave

In

loving memory

of

CATHERINE ANNIE

eldest daughter of

Charles and Catherine James

Born 14th Dec 1875

Died 12th July 1936

And underneath are the everlasting arms

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Notes:-

1. The George James mentioned above as the late husband of Elizabeth Maria (nee Beale) died at his home "Ridgeway" near Southampton, England on 18 Jan 1877 and is buried at Jesus Chapel, Parish of St Mary Extra, Hampshire UK.

Several of their sons, namely George jnr.(d.9 May 1902), Charles (d.8 Nov 1918), Edwin (d.26 Sep 1938) and Robert Young James (d.2 Apr 1943) are buried here at Paynesville near their mother.

2. James Ian James was lost without trace in the Mt Lamington eruption and consequently has no specific burial location.

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In Loving Remembrance
of
ELIZABETH MARIA

widow of the late

GEORGE JAMES

|| Ridgeway - Hants, England ||

Born 2nd Oct 1823

Died 17th June 1899

"The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want"

"I will live in the house of the Lord forever"

also ISABELLA JAMES

second daughter of the above

Born 14th Dec 1842 Died 8th August 1911


A & G Ballantine Melbourne

(The following is on a small tablet on the horizontal surface of the grave of Elizabeth Maria, in memory of much later burials of her eleventh and last child Robert and his wife Rose who are also buried in her grave).

(The following is on another small tablet on the horizontal surface of the grave of Elizabeth Maria in memory her great grandson Ian James)


ROSE H JAMES

Died 22nd July 1942 Aged 82 years

and

ROBERT Y JAMES

Died 2nd April 1943 Aged 84 years


In loving memory of

IAN

dearly loved son of

B & R James

loved brother of

Bryan, Molly and Margaret

who perished at Higaturu, Papua

in the Mt Lamington eruption

Jan 21st 1951 aged 20 years

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Paynesville is a township on the Gippsland Lakes some 16 km south of Bairnsdale in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
The cemetery is located on the Bairnsdale-Paynesville Main Road some distance from the town centre and the general layout of the cemetery is shown on the following sketch.





This page briefly describes a group of graves in a remote corner of the cemetery that is, or used to be, known to local people as "the James corner" although there are a few members of other pioneer families also buried there).

This group of graves is so remote from the main burial area that many people do not realise it exists and, of those who do know, many have thought it is on neighbouring private farmland rather than in the particular corner of the cemetery reserve which was closest (as the crow flies) to the home of Elizabeth Maria James (the sixth person to be buried at Paynesville Cemetery and the first to be buried in this corner).

The last burial in this corner was in 1962. The area is marked by a small oak tree.

You may wonder why these burials were in such a remote corner which, although always part of the cemetery reserve, is still quite a distance from the main burial area.

The following may help explain how this came about.

Early burials in this district were at the Bairnsdale Cemetery before the Paynesville Cemetery Reserve was gazetted in 1897.

When Elizabeth Maria James died in 1899 there had been only five previous burials at Paynesville Cemetery and it seems reasonable to think that no pattern such as "religious denomination" or "family group" areas had been established.

She died at her home, known as "Eaglehurst", which was located near what is now the junction of Grandview Road and Newlands Drive.

Members of her family visiting their mother's grave would have gone on foot or on horseback across country and selection of that particular site for her burial was no doubt because it is in the part of the cemetery closest to "Eaglehurst" (whose location is marked by a massive oak tree still standing in property just to the west of the above-mentioned road junction).

Subsequent burials of a number of the next two generations of this James family took place in that same area.

Some members of the Hamilton family and the Phipps family are also buried in that corner, probably because they were friends of the James family.

This page does not cover any of the burials in the main section of Paynesville Cemetery although the author has records of those up to a few years ago and might be able to supply details if you Contact Me.

If you click on any name in the following list of burials you will be taken to the wording on that person’s monument (which monument shape is computer-generated and does not necessarily bear any resemblance to the shape of the real monument).


This cemetery page is only one of a number of pages on the author’s family history website which contains pages covering some individual members of the James and Beale families (and certain other connected families).
Each of those pages also contains a menu listing all pages and can be accessed via the entry page if you click on Home.

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Sacred

to

the memory of

CATHERINE

dearly beloved wife of

Charles James

who died 4th Octr 1910

aged 58 years

Until the day break

Also our beloved father

CHARLES JAMES

of Ridgeway, Lake Victoria

Born May 6th 1846 Died Nov 8th 1918

and our dearly loved brother

ROBERT HENRY

(BOB)

Gunner, 2nd Section, 4th Divisional

Ammunition Column died of wounds in

France Sept 29th 1918 aged 26 years

Love is stronger than death

Thou will keep in perfect peace

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