Who lived on your land?
North side of Ballarto Road 1852-1978

Land Owners, Farmers, Rate Payers, who lived in Clyde


Bwk Berwick   Cnr Corner   SW south west   NE north east
CA Crown Allotments   Rd Road   SE south east   NW north west

1. Crown Allotments (CA) Clyde North
Crown land surveyed and auctioned in the 1850's was numbered in Clyde from 29 to 72
in the Riding/Parish of Cranbourne. The other large land portions were Nos 71-74 including the earlier pre-emptive runs of Terrence O"Connor and Alexander Patterson
  2. Property sizes
Most of the original Clyde blocks were
a mile square fitting into the grid indicated on the map below. Have a look at the First Land Owners Map to see this more clearly

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Owners, Renters, Residents
CA 37
W Cnr Ballarto & Clyde Five Ways Rd Ridgway Anthony, Fry I, Gates G, Gray R, Duff W, Milner G E, Gates G, Crosskell C & A, Collins, Bolch, Hunter, Mason, Hawkins, Retallick, Richards, Ryan, Morgan, Crowley, Gillingham, Pitman, Fink,
CA 38
NE Cnr Ballarto & Clyde Five Ways Rd Cameron Alexander, Twyford T. Clyde Township
CA 53
W Cnr Tuckers Rd & Ballarto Rd Glass Hugh, Adams James S, Malloy R, Barker J, Tucker M, McCauley D, Kennedy A, Rook, Dearing, Goring, Wright, Beckham, Egan, Haar, Deanshaw, Taylor, Wenn A, Cutler, McKay, Manks E, Manks Chas, Cox, Whitten,
CA 54
E Cnr Tuckers Rd & Ballarto Rd Callow Henry, Sleeth T, Gates G, Greaves R, Malloy J, McKay D, Manks E, Mullin, Funston, Elliot, Richardson, Hall, Godfrey, Lobb, Fawkner, Fields, Serpell, Dedood,,
CA 67
W Cnr Bells Rd & Ballarto Rd O’Grady John & Craig Walter, Henderson, Crombs, Werrett, Stick, Tucker M, Twyford T, Combs, Holt, Clements, Serpel,
CA 68E
E Cnr Bells Rd & Ballarto Rd Molloy E, Stick, Werrett, McFeeters, Wilson A & G, Manks H, Irwin, Thomas, Thompson, Munroe, Levant, Damon, Mitchell, Tozer,
CA 68F
W Cnr Muddy Gates Rd & Ballarto Rd Rossiter T J & C, Wilson G & J, Bell, Ridgway T, Follett
CA 72A
E Cnr Muddy Gates Rd & Ballarto Rd Patterson Alexander, Crowley N,
CA 72B
W Cnr Pound Rd & Ballarto Rd Patterson Alexander, Huxtable

Editors Comments:
a. The names indicate who owned, rented, paid rates and lived on the land.
b.To be more precise Family Researchers are advised to check these details with the Electoral Rolls and Cranbourne Rate Books before publishing them in their own histories. In the one year a farmer who lives on his own property might rent further land and therefore pay rates on that rented land.
c. Cranbourne Shire Rate books cover the period 1863-1951 (88 years)
d. The list does not include everyone who ever lived on these properties.
e. About land owners: Some didn't live in Clyde . Others gave their address as Berwick, Beaconsfield or Cranbourne even though they lived in Clyde.
The Rate Books list the Real Esate Agents who purchased properties that were later up for sale.

1.Editors' Local knowledge
2. Mr Clyde S Manks and family
3. Cranbourne Shire Rate Books

4. Newspaper articles
5. The Good Country
6. A Clyde History - the original book

7. Genealogy research - Ancestry.com, Victorian Registry Office
8. Land Records in the PROV