Index of Deserters of Wives and Children, Victoria 1880-1885

Transcribed by Dale McDonell from microfiche indexes.

These indexes (cover 1880-1895 in three separate editions) were compiled by Helen D. Harris OAM and published by her company, Harriland Press. The State Library is only one of many organisations which hold copies of these indexes.

Note from Dale McDonell: The transcriptions are as found on the microfiche. No further details are available from the transcriber. Many are truncated. You must go to the original sources from which these indexes were compiled (see ref. numbers and dates) for further details. The State Library of Victoria would be a good place to start. Italics in brackets are the transcribers clarifying comments. E.g: (Bendigo. D.M.)
Offender: WILLS, Henry Joseph
Victim: Wife
Place: Vectis East, Horsham
Age: 29 Occupation: Not given
Details: Victorian, may go to South Australia or Queensland
Ref: 22 March, 1882 p.85
Offender: WILLS, Frederick
Victim: ----
Place: ----
Age: ---- Occupation: ----
Details: See entry for BAYLES, Frederick.
Ref: 11 March, 1885 p.77
Offender: WILL, Anton.
Victim: ----
Place: ----
Age: ---- Occupation: ----
Details: See entry for UNKNOWN.
Ref: 3 Sept. 1884 p.232
Offender: BAYLES, Frederich. (sometimes WILLS)
Victim: Wife
Place: Brunswick Court
Age: c33 Occupation: Labourer
Details: English. Deserted 25th ultimo.
Ref: 11 March, 1885 p77
Offender: UNKNOWN
Victim: Child, female, about 5 weeks old.
Place: Sandhurst (Bendigo D.M.) Court.
Age: ---- Occupation: ----
Details: Found in garden of Anton Will, Don St., Ironbark at 3.45 A.M.
Ref: 3 Sept. 1884 p.232
Offender: WILLS, William
Victim: Wife Alice.
Place: Hotham Hill (North Melb.) Court.
Age: 49 Occupation: ----
Details: English, known to local and Williamstown police.
Ref: 16 Oct., 1889 p345
Offender: WILLS, William
Victim: Wife.
Place: ----
Age: ---- Occupation: ----
Details: Prev. ref. 1889 p345. Either with sister Mrs. E. Herrich, Nelson, N.Z.,
or Mt. Bischoft, Tas. (Tasmania. D.M.)
Ref: 4 Dec., 1889 p394
Created 15 June 2003 by Tom Wills