Alfred Kinder (b 1848)

parents James Kinder & Mary Ramsbottom

born 20 January 1848, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
baptised 5 March 1848, Wesleyan Church, Victoria, Australia
died 18 April 1905, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
buried 20 April 1905, Booroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria, Australia

Alfred and Annette Turner

Alfred baptised in the Wesleyan church.  His father, James, was still working as a Grocer.

Alfred's birth certificate

Marriage to Annette Turner
Annette Turner was born in Launceston, Tasmania on 4 Dec 1842.  Her parents were William Sackville Turner and Katharine Leycestr Palmer[9,10].

There are two marriage entries for Alfred and Annette Turner viz 1874 and another in 1877.  Since the 1874 entry is cross-referenced to the 1877 entry, 1877 probably an updated or corrected one.

Alfred worked as a Draper most of working life[6,7,8].

The Argus reported that Alfred gave evidence in a shoplifting case.  It   would appear that he worked in a shop operated by H and A Cornell in Chapel Street, Prahran during the mid-1860s.

The Argus, 21 May 1866[7]

The Argus, 4 June 1866[7]

From 1876 to 1879, Alfred and Annette lived at 219 Hoddle Street, Richmond.  From 1880 until Alfred's death, they lived at 68 Denham Street, Hawthorn[5].  

Passing On
Alfred died on 18 April 1905 at his home at 68 Denham Street home in Hawthorn, Victoria[1].  For five years he suffered from chronic interstitial nephritis haematemesis (kidney failure) before succumbing at the age of only 57 years.  He left no children and was survived by his wife, Annette.  His death was reported by his older brother John Franklin Kinder who was living in Alice Street, Malvern, Victoria at the time.

From Alfred Kinder’s death certificate

Alfred was buried on 20 April 1905 at the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria[1,6].  He lies in the Methodist Section, Compartment D, Grave 221.  Buried in the same grave is Lilian Kinder (Eva Lillian Annette b1914) his neice and daughter of Stuart William Kinder and Alison Mavis Barlow.

Alfred’s Last Will left everything to Annette – since they had no children[2]. Annette was appointed the sole Executor.  The Last Will was witnessed by Edgar Wallis (husband of a niece, Mabel Ruth, daughter of John Franklin Kinder).

Annette applied for probate on Alfred’s estate on 24 May 1905[3].  Three parcels of land are mentioned in the probate – their Denham Street, Hawthorn house valued at 300 and two parcels of vacant land at Sandringham (value 50) and Surry Hills (value 40), Victoria.  Apart from this real estate, Alfred left no insurance policies and a bank account of only 36.5s.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Newberry

From Alfred's Last Will[2]

From Alfred's probate application[3]

After Alfred died, Annette remained at 66 Denham Street, Hawthorn until at least, 1914[5,8].  In 1924, she lived at 192 Camberwell Road, Camberwell and in 1931 she was living at 124 Malvern Road, Malvern[8].

No record of Annette's death has been found.

  1. Alfred Kinder b1848 death certificate
  2. Alfred Kinder b1848 Last Will
  3. Alfred Kinder b1848 Probate application
  4. Courtesy of Rhonda Newberry
  5. Sands & McDougall Melbourne and Suburban Directory
  6. Rhonda Newberry, personal communication
  7. Australia Trove,
  8. Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980
  9. Victorian Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths