Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Deshon - Edward

Edward DESHON C.M.G.Age: 88 years18361924

Name
Edward DESHON C.M.G.
Given names
Edward
Surname
DESHON
Name suffix
C.M.G.
Birth January 3, 1836

Citation details: Miani Family Tree
Religious marriageEmily Marian SAWYERView this family
August 13, 1863 (Age 27 years)
Address: Clifton Cottage Adelaide Street By Rev. B.G. Wilson
Citation details: 1863/B619 Deshon Edward Sawyer Emily Marian
Citation details: 11 January 2012
Text:

In part:

"Edward DEshon married Emily Marion Sawyer ( 30 May 1845 - 9 Dec 1918) on 13 August 1863."

Source: The Courier
Publication: Brisbane, Queensland 1861-1864
Citation details: 14 August 1863, page 2.
Deshon - Edward and Sawyer - Emily Marian
Deshon - Edward and Sawyer - Emily Marian

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Residence 1885 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 11 January 2012
Text:

Dear Cathryn,

Yes, your memory was correct. Archbishop Duhig bought the original "Pink House" or "Kemendine" (spelling seems to vary) from the Deshon family in 1927 and Loreto bought the property from him and established Loreto Convent Coorparoo.

The house was built in 1885 by Edward Deshon C.M.G., a British Officer of the 68yh Light Infantry. During service in India, his father, Colonel Deshon of the 17th Regiment, often visited Kemendine which was a place in the Indian Hills where army officers went while on leave, to escape the excessive heat of the plains. After service in the Crimean War, Edward Deshon was also stationed in India and he also spent much of his leave at Kimendine. His memories of Kemendine must have been happy as he gave this name to the home he built at Coorparoo. The Deshons lived here for nearly 40 years before selling to Archbishop Duhig. Then the Deshon Estate was subdivided by Belgaum Avenue, which cut off the present area of Loreto from the rest of the Estate. This house was demolished in 1977 as it had become beyond repair.

I have attached a couple of pictures of the old pink house which I guess you will know well.

Kemendine
Kemendine

Note: Image kindly provided by Kate Miani.


Kemmendine Coorparoo
Kemmendine Coorparoo

Note: Image kindly provided by Kate Miani.

Death of a wifeEmily Marian SAWYER
December 9, 1918 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: Miani Family Tree
Death September 4, 1924 (Age 88 years)
Citation details: Miani Family Tree
Citation details: 1924/B43773 Edward Deshon Charles John Deshon Charlotte Jane Adams
ResidenceEmily Marian SAWYERView this family
1929 (4 years after death)
Address: Cavendish Road
View along Cavendish Road, Coorparoo ca 1929
View along Cavendish Road, Coorparoo ca 1929

Note: Cavendish Road, beyond the tram terminus, looking towards the corner of Cavendish Road and Geelong Avenue. The white picket fence on the left hand side was the front fence of Edward Deshon's residence. In 1927 Archbishop Duhig purchased this land, on which Loreto Convent now stands. (Description supplied with photograph)

Family with Emily Marian SAWYER - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 13, 1863Brisbane, , Queensland, Australia

BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: Miani Family Tree
MarriageMarriages Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1863/B619 Deshon Edward Sawyer Emily Marian
MarriageEmails - Kate Miani
Citation details: 11 January 2012
Text:

In part:

"Edward DEshon married Emily Marion Sawyer ( 30 May 1845 - 9 Dec 1918) on 13 August 1863."

MarriageThe Courier
Publication: Brisbane, Queensland 1861-1864
Citation details: 14 August 1863, page 2.
ResidenceEmails - Kate Miani
Citation details: 11 January 2012
Text:

Dear Cathryn,

Yes, your memory was correct. Archbishop Duhig bought the original "Pink House" or "Kemendine" (spelling seems to vary) from the Deshon family in 1927 and Loreto bought the property from him and established Loreto Convent Coorparoo.

The house was built in 1885 by Edward Deshon C.M.G., a British Officer of the 68yh Light Infantry. During service in India, his father, Colonel Deshon of the 17th Regiment, often visited Kemendine which was a place in the Indian Hills where army officers went while on leave, to escape the excessive heat of the plains. After service in the Crimean War, Edward Deshon was also stationed in India and he also spent much of his leave at Kimendine. His memories of Kemendine must have been happy as he gave this name to the home he built at Coorparoo. The Deshons lived here for nearly 40 years before selling to Archbishop Duhig. Then the Deshon Estate was subdivided by Belgaum Avenue, which cut off the present area of Loreto from the rest of the Estate. This house was demolished in 1977 as it had become beyond repair.

I have attached a couple of pictures of the old pink house which I guess you will know well.

DeathWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: Miani Family Tree
DeathDeaths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1924/B43773 Edward Deshon Charles John Deshon Charlotte Jane Adams
ResidenceState Library of Queensland
View along Cavendish Road, Coorparoo ca 1929
View along Cavendish Road, Coorparoo ca 1929

Note: Cavendish Road, beyond the tram terminus, looking towards the corner of Cavendish Road and Geelong Avenue. The white picket fence on the left hand side was the front fence of Edward Deshon's residence. In 1927 Archbishop Duhig purchased this land, on which Loreto Convent now stands. (Description supplied with photograph)

NoteWeb Site - Freinds of Balmoral Cemetery
NoteEmails - Kate Miani
Citation details: 11 January 2012.