Lauder, David (1832-1899)

Mr. David Lauder was a native of Perthshire Scotland, his wife Jane Hosie hailed from Forfarshire Scotland. They were married in 1857 at Dundee Scotland and chose Melbourne as their new home to settle.

Other brothers William and James (spelt Landers in some records) were first to arrive in Melbourne in 1852, on the vessel ‘Australia’ while 26 year old brother David Lander arrived in 1858 on the vessel ‘Oceanica’. David’s 24 year old wife Jane arrived one year later in 1859 on the vessel ‘Greyhound’.

David and Jane Lauder lived in the house that William and David Lauder built at 58 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne. Later David and Jane moved into their new home around the corner at 689 Spencer Street West Melbourne.

David Lauder was an Engineer by trade and remained in West Melbourne while his brother William Lauder chose the country life and settled down in Winchelsea Victoria.

Significant building works carried out by the Lauder brothers are listed below.

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Building IDLocationOwnerSuburbBuilding StateBuilding TypeBuilderBuild Date (YYYY MM DD)Registration no
82529Two room house, Abbotsford St – Lot 16 Section NLander, David – North MelbourneNorth MelbourneVICHousesLander, William1860 10 17584
72811Two cottages, Spencer St – near MillerLander, DavidWest MelbourneVICHousesLander, David – Abbotsford St, West Melb1879 10 38132
72637Five room cottage, Spencer St northLander, DavidWest MelbourneVICHousesLander, David – 195 Spencer St1885 10 81780

Table source:

The Age
The Age

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