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Edward Plummer - Early Pioneer of Avenel (1870)

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It was lucky that the original house he lived in at Winterfold (now demolished) was still standing. Edward Plummer B.1843 Norfolk-England - Died Avenel 29 March 1926 aged 86

Married 5 Feb 1867 St James Church Melbourne

Louisa Letitia Poynting Born 1848 - Tasmania - Died Avenel 1886 aged 38

Father: Charles Edward Poynting - Born 12 July 1843 - Hobart - Tasmania - Died 19 Mar 1916 - Albert Park - Melbourne

Wife of Charles Edward Poynting - Married 26 Jan 1874 - Amelia Hall - Died 1870

Father: Edward Sheldrake Plummer - Butcher - Sydney Rd - Brunswick - Victoria

Mother: Sophia (Parsons)

Children:

Edith Louisa Born 1867 Died 1937 Kew - Victoria

Edward Born 1868 Kilmore Died 1874 Avenel

Charles Edward Born 1869 Spring Creek Died 1947 Mt Albert

Lavena Maud Born 1870 Graytown-

Charlotte May Born 1872 Avenel-

Herbert Born 1874 Avenel Died 1875 Avenel

John Herbert Born 1877 Avenel Died 1942 Ferntree Gully

Edmund Sheldrake Born 1878 Avenel Died 1879 Avenel

Gertrude Born 1880 Avenel-

Arrived Avenel in 1870 - Initially took up business in Henry St - now old Hume Highway opposite Imperial Hotel (F. Bryant) on early maps as a Store-Hotel. In 1873 he opened a Butcher's shop in Bank St - Avenel

Approx 1880 he moved up to Winterfold - Upton Rd where he took up Sheep Farming. He was one of the first residents in Avenel to have a motor car. He was also a JP and a member of the Avenel Water Trust. He also laid the foundation stone at St Pauls Church in Avenel in 1913 when it was build. He is also believed to have lived at 8 Queen St - Avenel. Buried Avenel Cemetery Unmarked Grave

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