The Tresise-Pollard Collection

The Finding of Deputy Coroner Sainsbury, inquiring into Dinah's death in December, 1899
A transcript of this document lies immediately below it.

Henry Sainsbury's Finding

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"A MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY on behalf of Our Sovereign Lady the Queen.  Taken at Smiths Creek Daylesford in the Midland Bailiwick of Victoria, this Seventh day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine before the undersigned Henry H Sainsbury Esquire, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said Bailiwick, upon view of the body of Diana Trisise then and there lying dead.

Having duly inquired when, where, how, and by what means the said Diana Tresise came by her death, I say that the said Diana Tresise died at Daylesford in the said Bailiwick on the Fourth day of December 1899 from a wound in the throat – self-inflicted – whilst temporaly insane

As witness my hand this Seventh day of December 1899

Henry H Sainsbury JP"

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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.

   Sections of baby Dinah's 1863 and baby Jane's 1867 birth registrations showing Richard's signature and the tragic early loss of Tresise children's lives.  (There are two images on this page.)

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

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

   '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 notices.

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