The Tresise-Pollard Collection

Sections of the 31st January, 1863  and the 18th November, 1867 birth registrations of babies Dinah and Jane Tresise respectively

(Note:  Dinah was born on 8th January, 1863 and Jane on 7th October, 1867 - both at "Smith's Creek".

These records illustrate the tragic loss of life of the earliest Tresise offspring as the family found its way in Australia.

Just 36 in early 1863 and finally settled at Smith's Creek, mother Dinah had lost five of her children.  By late 1867, three more had died.

Also shown here is father Richard's signature and mistaken information on baby Dinah's registration regarding the date of his marriage to Dinah.  (The correct date, according to the International Genealogical Index, is 7th November, 1847 - in Madron, Cornwall.)

It appears that a similar error was made on baby Jane's registration, but was corrected.

(Note:  The order of listing of the Tresise offspring on the FF2001 webpage was determined from the lists below consolidated with information from similar lists on other BDM registrations.)

Links to the rest of the collection are below these images.

Baby Dinah's 1863 birth registration


Baby Jane's 1867 birth registration

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(Note:  Viewing the maps in the listed order will give you a 'zoom out' effect.)

   Portion of a Department of Lands & Survey map showing Richard Tresise's 1872 Crown Grant land purchase in East Street, Daylesford.

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the Tresise land and buildings in East Street and the proximity of William Pollard's land and buildings.

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the relationship of Tresise land and buildings, Smith land and buildings, Smith's Creek, William Pollard's land and buildings and the route of the Daylesford to Ballarat line.

   Portion of a modern Daylesford tourist map showing  the location of East Street.

   Modern-day Smith's Creek locality, photographed April, 2000.

   Newspaper item listing Richard's 1872 land purchase.

   Daughter Ellen's signature (and husband's) on 1881 marriage register.

   Daughter Jane's signature (and husband's) on 1890 marriage register.

   The Finding of the Magisterial Inquiry into Dinah's 1899 death.

   'The Daylesford Herald' snippet regarding Dinah's death.

   'The Daylesford Herald' snippet regarding Richard's 1903 death.

   Grandson Reginald Smith's WW1 enlistment recorded in 'The Daylesford Advocate'.

   Reginald's departure from Daylesford for WW1 service.

   Daughter Jane's 1918 funeral notice.

   Jane's grave, Daylesford Cemetery.

   Son-in-law William's 1940 death notice.

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