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William Hordern and Cecilia Monger Family  [1

m. 21 Dec 1852

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  • William HordernFather | Male
    William Hordern

    Born  15 Nov 1831  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Oct 1881  Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  10 Oct 1881  Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  21 Dec 1852  [1]  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Anthony Hordern | F3710 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann Woodhead | F3710 Group Sheet 

    Cecilia MongerMother | Female
    Cecilia Monger

    Born  14 Dec 1834  Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Dec 1914  Auburn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  9 Dec 1914  Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Monger | F617 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah Cox | F617 Group Sheet 

    Cicelia HordernChild 1 | Female
    Cicelia Hordern

    Born  1853  Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1934   
    Buried     

    Ann HordernChild 2 | Female
    Ann Hordern

    Born  1856  Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1944   
    Buried     

    William HordernChild 3 | Male
    William Hordern

    Born  1862  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1911   
    Buried     

    Lebbeus HordernChild 4 | Male
    + Lebbeus Hordern

    Born  1865  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1931   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Louisa Dewson Smith | F3711 
    Married  1887   

    Arthur HordernChild 5 | Male
    Arthur Hordern

    Born  1873  Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1955   
    Buried     

  • Photos
    'Stramshall', 173 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC
    'Stramshall', 173 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC
    This is the home that was built for William Hordern and Cecilia Monger by her father, William Monger. The Horderns lived there until 1917. On the left is the house shortly after it was built and on the right, the house as it appeared when it was auctioned around 1964.

    The auctioneers listing says this about the house:

    "Constructed for William Hordern esq. at the beginning of the land boom of the 1880's, "Stramshall" is a spendid example of the Italianate form of architecture so popular in the late-victorian era.

    During the decade, many of Melbourne's most imposing residences were built, generally occupying the choice hilltop locations in the burgeoning suburbs of the fledgling metropolis.

    Remaining in the original owner's family until 1917, "Stramshall" was subsequently converted to flats and remained as such until 1965 when it was purchased by the present owners. Carefully restored to highlight its abundant architectural and decorative features and subtly upgraded to incorporate modern facilities, it has provided comfortable and charming accommodation for a large family for almost thirty years.

    Of triple brick construction, set on massive bluestone foundations and roofed in Welsh slate, Stramshall is a stately and substantial residence of some 490 sq metres or approximately 53 squares, having twelve principal rooms of mansion proportions.

    On the ground floor a spectacular tessellated entrance foyer and stair hall open to three grand reception rooms and the current owners' master bedroom, which could be utilised as a fourth living area if desired. There is a well equipped Brazillian black bean kitchen, a cosy study with access to the walk-down wine cellar and a luxuriously appointed bathroom. The first floor comprises four enormous bedrooms, two complete bathrooms and a further two double bedrooms and kitchenette, the latter being readily adaptable to a self-contained granny flat if required. A wide return verandah on the ground floor and corresponding balcony on the first floor are both trimmed in elaborate cast iron filigree.

    No fewer than eight marble fireplaces including two exquisite rouge marble examples grace the main rooms and original plaster work and detailed joinery are retained in beautifully preserved condition."

  • Sources 
    1. [S3118] Yvonne Edward, The Monger's and Cox's of S.Wales, Gloucestershire and Australia.