NameMary Beatrice (Trix) DEASON , 5G Granddaughter, F
Birth1890, Walhalla, Victoria, Australia, (37197)
Death14 November 1982, Elanora Lodge, Bunbury, Westen Australia, Australia
Burial16 November 1982, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
FatherThomas DEASON , M (1859-1928)
MotherEsther Eddy POLLARD , F (1856-1910)
Spouses
Birth1878, Broadford, Victoria, Australia, (7070)
Death1917, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, (5150)
FatherMalcolm McLEOD , M
MotherMary Atkinson McLEISH , F
Marriage16 October 1911, Methodist Church, Greenbushes, Western Australia, Australia
ChildrenMalcolm Thomas , M (1912-2005)
 Audrey Jean , F (1914-2004)
 Alexander Ernest (Alec) , M (1916-1995)
Birth1868, Smeaton, Victoria, Australia
Death27 July 1935, Waterloo, Western Australia, Australia
FatherJoseph BELCHER , M
MotherMargaret GRAHAM , F
Marriage11 June 1928, St Peter’s, Anglican Church, Brunswick Junction, Western Australia, Australia
No Children
Notes for Mary Beatrice (Trix) DEASON
Marriage registration: 1911/23/Blackwood.4

Mary Beatrice (Trix) was born in 1890 in the eastern Victorian gold-mining town of Walhalla. By 1892, at the time of the birth of her brother, Thomas, the family had moved to Foster and by 1903 they had moved to Creswick.

About 1907-1908 Trix, her sister Esther and brother Thomas set-off for Western Australia. Whether Malcolm McLeod accompanied this group is not known.

By 1908 Trix, as well as her sister Esther and brother Thomas, had settled in Greenbushes a tin mining and timber mill town located on the South Western Highway near Bridgetown, Western Australia. Trix was certainly living in Greenbushes at the time of her marriage to Malcolm McLeod in 1911. Their marriage certificate recorded:
Mary Beatrice – age: 21 years, spinster, occupation: home duties, residence: Greenbushes, father: Thomas Deason, an engineer and mother Esther Eddy Pollard; and
Malcolm – age: 33 years, bachelor, occupation: timekeeper, residence: Beria, father: Malcolm McLeod, a blacksmith and mother Mary Atkinson McLeish.
They were married by: W W Roger of the Methodist Church, Greenbushes, witnesses: John Albert Vague and Annie McKay.
Note: John Albert Vague was Trix’s sister’s (Esther’s) husband.

By 1914, the time of the birth of their second child, Audrey, Trix and Malcolm had returned to Victoria and settled in Inglewood (near Bendigo). And, by 1916, the time of the birth of the next child, Alexander, they were at the gold-mining settlement of Eldorado (near Wangaratta).

Malcolm died in 1917 and Trix and the three children moved back to Greenbushes.

Trix operated a sweet, ice cream and tea shop in Greenbushes. At some stage before 1928, the shop was destroyed by fire. By 1928 Trix was living in Leederville, Perth, where she had a business in Oxford St.

In 1928, Trix married Henry Belcher at Brunswick Junction. Henry had a farming property at Waterloo West (13 kilometres east of Bunbury) called Kooroocheang.

Their marriage certificate recorded:
Beatrice Mary (rather than Mary Beatrice) – age: 37 years, widow, occupation: café proprietress, born Walhalla, Victoria, residence: Bunbury West, father: Thomas Deason, an engineer and mother Esther Eddy Pollard; and
Henry – age: 60 years, widower, occupation: farmer, born: Smeaton, Victoria, residence: Waterloo West, father: Joseph Belcher, a farmer and mother: Margaret Graham.
They were married by: Arnold Fryer, rector of St Peter’s, Anglican Church, Brunswick Junction, witnesses: Olive Mary Ferguson and Ernest Cornwall McLeod.

There were no children from this marriage.

Acknowledgements:
• Rick Smith, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
• Bev & John Harte, Toongabbie, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
• Iolanthe Cock, Denham Western Australia
• Linley Scott, Busselton, Western Australia
• Mavis Coghlan, Upper Swan, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
• Joyce Tuohey, Quambatook, Victoria, Australia
• Richard (Dick) Deason, Moliagul, Victoria, Australia
• Billy Warburton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

References:
Births, baptisms, marriages, deaths & burials (Aust):
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Vic), 2001, Historical Index (1855-1920), extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#106)
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Vic), 1914, Birth certificate, Audrey Jean McLeod (ref – D_Doc_#168)
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (WA), 1911, Marriage certificate, Mary Beatrice Deason & Malcolm McLeod (ref – D_Doc_#169)
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (WA), 1928, Marriage certificate, Mary Beatrice McLeod & Henry Thomas Belcher (ref – D_Doc_#170)
• Western Australia – Marriage indexes 1906-1965
• Western Australian (newspapers) marriage indexes – 1897-1920
• West Australian (newspaper) death & burial indexes – 1906-1911
Family trees & history:
• Billy Warburton, 1969, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#014 & 015)
• probably Venus Free (nee Deason), c1967, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#016)
• Venus Free (nee Deason), c1940, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#017)
• Rick Smith, 2005, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#136)
• Rick Smith, 2011, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#408)
• Jaclynne Kelson, 2003, The C. E. Edwards Family Tree February 1874 – July 2003, pps 28-51 (ref - D_Doc_#655)
• Bev & John Harte, 2006, Discussions & correspondence
• Mavis Coghlan, 2006 & 2007, Correspondence
• Iolanthe Cock, 2007, Correspondence
• Linley Scott, 2011 & 2012, Correspondence
Other information:
• Launa Blakeney, 1979, Memories of Greenbushes, published in Greenbushes ??? (newspaper) 1979 (ref – D_Doc_#125)
• Mavis Coghlan, 2007, Discussions
Notes for Malcolm John (Spouse 1)
Age at registration of death was given as 37 years.

Acknowledgements:
• Rick Smith, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
• Joyce Tuohey, Quambatook, Victoria
• Billy Warburton, Melbourne, Victoria (ex Joyce Tuohey & Mavis Coghlan)
• Iolanthe Cock, Denham Western Australia
• Bev & John Harte, Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia
• Mavis Coghlan, Upper Swan, Western Australia
• Linley Scott, Western Australia

General references:
• Rick Smith, 2005, Deason Family Tree, (ref – D_Doc_#136)
• Billy Warburton, 1969, Deason Family Tree, (ref – D_Doc_#014 & #015)
• Joyce Tuohey, c1940, Deason Family Tree, (ref – D_Doc_#016 & #017)
• Victorian Birth, Death and Marriage indexes – 1855-1920, extract Greg Campbell, May 2001, for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#106)
• Victorian Marriage indexes – 1921-1942, extract Greg Campbell, 2005, for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#105)
• Victorian Death indexes – 1921 -1985, extract Greg Campbell, 2005, for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#104)
• Iolanthe Cock, 2007 – Correspondence
• Bev Harte, 2006 – Correspondence
• Mavis Coghlan, 2006 & 2007 – Correspondence
• Linley Scott, 2011, Correspondence
Notes for Henry Thomas (Harry) (Spouse 2)
Henry had a farming property at Waterloo West (13 klm east of Bunbury).2
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