Fords of Katandra

Victoria Australia

Margaret Sarah COUTTS
Spouse of Joseph Victor FORD
Photo Below
Albert & Sarah (Hewitt) Coutts and Children
Margaret Sarah, Elsie Jane, Thomas Hewitt, & Florence Alberta
photo kindly supplied by Coutts Family Descendants

Living Female 19xx
Living Female 19xx
Living Male 19xx
Raymond Leslie 1939-2014
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Living Male 19xx
NAME Margaret Sarah COUTTS
(nee HEWITT)
BIRTH DATE 24 November 1909
BIRTH PLACE Buangor, Victoria, Australia
SIBLINGS     Florence Alberta (WELSH) 1908-1991
Thomas Hewitt 1912-2005
Elsie Jane (RUDD) 1913-1999
Nancy Janet (ASHTON)  1917-yyyy
Living male 1931-yyyy
EDUCATION Name of School
SPOUSE Joseph Victor FORD
MARRIAGE DATE 14 October 1931
MARRIAGE PLACE Methodist Church,
Shepparton, Victoria,
DEATH DATE 11 January 1997
DEATH PLACE Town, Victoria, Australia
BURIAL DATE 15 January 1997
BURIAL PLACE Pine Lodge Cemetery,
Section, Tamerisk Glade 135,
Pine Lodge, Victoria,
CAUSE OF DEATH info from death cert
KNOWN RESIDENCES Waaia, Victoria, Australia 1931
farm at Katamatite,
Victoria, Australia
11 Barker Avenue,
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Photo to the right
Plaque at the Pine Lodge Cemetery
Family Memories
Albert Walter COUTTS born a twin on 9 Oct 1878 at Rupanyup Victoria Australia and died on 22 Nov 1968 at Mooroopna Victoria Australia (his twin Margaret died 11 months later). Albert married on 14 March 1906 at North Rupanyup Victoria to Sarah Mary HEWITT (born at Carlton Victoria on 10 March 1885 and died at Shepparton Victoria on 16 April 1952) daughter of Thomas HEWITT (farmer) (born 24 Dec 1855 at Blackwood Victora and died at Minyip Victoria in 1904) and Hannah Mary Augusta WALLIS. On Sarah's death Certificate her middle name was listed as "May", she was 67 years old and her place of residence was Hayes Street Shepparton. The cause of her death was:- Coronary Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis. She passed away at Mooroopna Hospital and was buried in the Methodist Section at Shepparton Cemetery.
Albert Walter COUTTS and Sarah Mary HEWITT had 6 children, the second child being Margaret Sarah COUTTS who married Joseph Victor FORD. Albert and Sarah's eldest child - Florence Alberta COUTTS was born on 10 March 1908 at Minyip Victoria, married John Murray WELSH (1908-1972) on 14 April 1928 at Shepparton Victoria and died at Wangaratta Victoria on 18 December 1999.
Child number 3 was Thomas Hewitt COUTTS born 30 June 1912 at Narromine NSW, married Living TAIT and died on 1 June 2005 at Numurkah Victoria. Their 4th child - Elsie Jane COUTTS was born 30 Oct 1913 at Narromine NSW married Living RUDD in Victoria in 1935 and passed away at Brisbane QLD on 23 Sept 1999.

On the 1903 Australian Voters List Margaret FORD (nee COUTTS) father - Albert Walter COUTTS was listed living with his mother and siblings at Lallat, Grampians Victoria as follows:-
Albert COUTTS farmer
Arthur COUTTS farmer
Charles - farmer
James - farmer
Janet - Home Duties
John - farmer
Margaret Home Duties
Thomas - farmer.

On the 1909 Voters List it shows Albert Walter COUTTS, Yallopoora?, farmer and Sara Mary COUTTS, Ballyrogan, Home Duties in the subdistrict of Willaura Grampians Victoria.

1919 saw Albert Walter COUTTS, Lah, farmer and Sarah Mary COUTTS, Lah, home duties at Wimmera Warracknabeal Victoria, along with his brother and sister-in-law:- George Condie COUTTS, Batchica, farmer and Elizabeth Jane COUTTS, Batchica, home duties.

1924 the voters list of Indi, Benalla - shows Albert and Sarah Mary COUTTS,, Grazier and home duties at Bangalore Park Swanpool Victoria, and
Andrew COUTTS, grazier and Christina Jane COUTTS, home duties at Thomas Street Benalla Victoria.

1931 Margaret Sarah COUTTS could now vote and she is registered on Echuca Numurkah list as living at Waaia Victoria- occupation as Home Duties (can't find her parents?)
1936 Margaret is now married and herself and husband Joseph Victor FORD are on the Echuca Katamatite Voters list. Their address is Katamatite and Occupations are labourer and home duties.
1936 Echuca, Katamatite voters list:- Albert Walter COUTTS (labourer) and Sara Mary COUTTS (home duties) at Katamatite Victoria.

1937 Indi, Numurkah
Albert Walter COUTTS, labourer, Katamatite Victoria.
Sara Mary COUTTS, home duties, Katamatite Victoria.
Thomas Hewitt COUTTS, labourer, Katamatite Victoria.
Margaret Sarah FORD, home duties Katamatite Victoria.
Joseph Victor FORD, labourer, Katamatite Victoria

1942 Margaret Sarah FORD and Joseph Victor FORD have same details as 1937.

1943 Voters List at Deakin, Mansfield Victoria, shows an Albert Walter COUTTS, labourer, C/- Mitchell & Evans Bonnie Doon along with Thos COUTTS.

1949 and 1954 (Murray Shepparton) Margaret Sarah FORD and Joseph Victor FORD are living at 11 Barker Street Shepparton Victoria, occupations are Poultry farmer and home duties.

1954 Murray Shepparton Voters List:
Albert Walter COUTTS 144/154 Hayes Street Shepparton Victoria
& Albert's youngest son (living) address 144 Hayes Street Shepparton, occupation :-SEC employee.

 Margaret was working as a domestic at Joseph and Mary Florence FORD's home at Katandra where she meet her future husband, Vic.







Photo to left

Ruby FORD, Vic & Margaret, Frank FORD

Marriage Certificate No# 9998/57