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Cecilia Monger

Cecilia Monger[1]

Female 1834 - 1914  (Age: 79)    Has 36 ancestors and 10 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Cecilia Monger  [1
    Born 14 Dec 1834  Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Dec 1914  Auburn, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address :  
    Stramshall 
    Buried 9 Dec 1914  Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location  [2
    HORDERN, William and Cecilia (nee MONGER) - Monument
    HORDERN, William and Cecilia (nee MONGER) - Monument
    Plot: WES A 0568
    HORDERN, William and Cecilia (nee MONGER) - Inscription
    HORDERN, William and Cecilia (nee MONGER) - Inscription
    Plot: WES A 0568
    Obituary 8 Jan 1915  Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • The following obituary appeared in the Spectator and Methodist Chronicle:
      "Mrs. Cecilia Hordern was born at Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. England, on December 14th, 1834. She died at Auburn on December 8th, within a few days of her eigthieth birthday,
      She was the eldest child of the late William and Sarah Monger. With her parents, she left England in the ship "William Metcalf" in 1838, arriving in Sydney that same year. On April 1st of the following year, she came to Melbourne,being then five years of age.
      It will be seen that she was a colonist of 76 years' standing, and that she saw the beginnings of the capital city of this State. Indeed, the year of her birthday, 1834. was the vear of the first permanent settlement in Victoria, or as it was then called, the Port Phillip District.
      She was married to the late William Hordern at St. James's Old Cathedral, on 18th December 1852. From then until 1864 they lived at Alphington, where they built the first Methodist church on a corner of their own property, next to the Darebin Creek.
      For some years before this, they had been members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. They removed in 1864 to Northcote, and in 1865 to George-street, Fitzroy. They moved again in 1866, this time to Russell-street, Melbourne, where they remained until 1869. During this period they attended Wesley Church, Mr. E. Whitehead, senior, being the superintendent of the Sunday school.
      From 1869 to 1870, they lived in Victoria Parade, attending the Brunswick-street Church. During the late Rev. John Watsford's pastorate, they were instrumental in getting the first parsonage erected in Victoria Parade. They came to Hawthorn in 1874 and here Mr. Hordern died on December 8th, 1881.
      He (William Hordern) was a member of the church in Burwood-road, and the leader of the Society Class. He was also a teacher in the Sunday school. He took his work in the church seriously, gave his best to it, and his death was felt as a great loss. Mrs. Hordern, too, was a Sunday school teacher.
      Twelve years ago' her (Cecilia) health failed. She was a great sufferer, but she manifested exemplary patience, and no one heard her complain. For some years before her death she was incapacitated from attending public services, but she never forgot her obligations to the Church, and contributed liberally to its support. She was generous in her benefactions to philanthropic institutions. She gave quietly and unostentatiously. She was always glad to receive a visit from an old friend, and to talk over old times. She manifested her pleasure in the reading of God's: word and in prayer. She was bright and sunny, in disposition, and delighted in showing hospitality. Those who knew her best esteemed her for her sincere and unaffected piety. What she was to the members of her own family circle they only can tell. God called her home on Tuesday, December 8th.
      'The memory of the just is blessed.'
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Photos 4 photos
    Person ID I2379  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2015 

    Father William Monger (ID:I2366)
              b. 11 Feb 1812, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Sep 1874, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62) 
    Mother Sarah Cox (ID:I2361)
              b. 30 Apr 1810, Avening, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Dec 1896, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86) 
    Married 1 Jul 1833  Avening, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 8 children 
    Photos
    COX [MONGER], Sarah
    COX [MONGER], Sarah
    Married in Avening, Gloucestershire, Sarah and husband William Monger arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1839. William became a successful and prolific builder.
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Hordern (ID:I2411)
              b. 15 Nov 1831, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Oct 1881, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49) 
    Married 21 Dec 1852  Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address :  
    St Paul's Cathedral 
    Children 5 children 
    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."
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2010 09:22:25 
    Family ID F633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1834 - Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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    St Paul's Cathedral - 21 Dec 1852 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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    Stramshall - 8 Dec 1914 - Auburn, Victoria, Australia
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Dec 1914 - Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 8 Jan 1915 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3118] Yvonne Edward, The Monger's and Cox's of S.Wales, Gloucestershire and Australia.

    2. [S9692] Cemetery Records  Drawn from the Boroondara General Cemetery records which have been collected since 1859..

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