Black, George (1826-1863)

Mr. George Black, a native of Northumberland England who was born 1826, met and married Alice Dagleish in Melbourne in 1854.

George, who was seeking a new life in the exciting new colony of Port Phillip, arrived in Melbourne sometime on or before 1853.

Alice, a native of Berwick upon Tweed England, gave birth to 4 children in Melbourne, she was 33 years of age when she had her last child in 1862.

The Black family lived on Powlett Street East Melbourne, between Hotham & Gipps Streets in 1860, according to Sands & McDougal directory of 1860 and on records lodged at Melbourne council for a house George built at 51 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne.

George Black, a Mason by trade became a successful builder during his life in Melbourne, but sadly his life was cut short at the age of 37 years in 1863.

Significant building works carried out by George Black are listed below.

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Building IDLocationOwnerSuburbBuilding StateBuilding TypeBuilderBuild Date (YYYY MM DD)Melbourne Council Notice of Intention to Build number
84278 Greeves StBlack, George – CollingwoodFitzroyVICFactoriesBlack, George1853 04 26656
76042 r.o.w. off Flinders Lane west- rear of Nicholson’s stores Nicholson, William MLCMelbourneVICHouses; StablesBlack, George – Melbourne1856 02 29160
73578 Bourke St east – rear of Mr Lee’s Lee, Benjamin – Bourke St eastMelbourneVICWarehousesBlack, George – Brunswick St1857 01 2256
73622 Bourke St west – next Kirk’s Bazaar Glass, HughMelbourneVICHotels; ShopsBlack, George – Brunswick St. Coll.1858 07 29619
81338Powlett St (between Gipps & Hotham) Black, GeorgeEast MelbourneVICHousesBlack, George1859 02 296
81033Gipps St near gipps – near the Bishop’s fence (sth side between Clarendon & Powlett) Hodgson, Charles – 23 Collins St eastEast MelbourneVICHousesBlack, George – Melbourne East1860 01 3065
72559 cnr Abbotsford & Ireland StsRogerson. – North MelbourneWest MelbourneVICHousesBlack, George1860 05 7278
85632 Brunswick & Fitzroy Sts Black, George – Brunswick StFitzroyVICFactoriesBlack, George1861 05 21264
77661 Swanston St – St Pauls (C of E) St Pauls Trustees – Lord Bishop of MelbourneMelbourneVICReligious BuildingsBlack, George1861 09 19441
75088Elizabeth St – opp. London & Liverpool Insurance Offices Rose, J HMelbourneVICWarehousesBlack, George1862 02 1264
75089Elizabeth St – opp. Old Post Office Rose, J HMelbourneVICShopsBlack, George1862 03 15103
73670Bourke St east – opp. Eastern Market – at rear Stanway’s StanwayMelbourneVICWarehousesBlack, George1862 06 12237

Table source:

Main source: Public Records Office of Victoria, BDM Victoria and the Melbourne edition of the Sands & McDougall directoy.