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James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« on: Friday 01 December 17 13:48 GMT (UK) »
             Can any of you lovely Chatters help me find out about the life in Australia of James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
             He travelled the world a lot but seems to have domiciled in Australia mainly.
             He changed his Surname to Hearne form Honeyball on the 15 July 1926.in Tasmania.
             He Died 30 March 1962.   Letters of Administration .Sydney NSW closed in 1971.

This is Link to my ongoing Thread on the Kent Lookup Requests  board.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=783458.9


These links to Trove explain:-

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 http://www.rootschat.com/links/01l4g/

                         Thanks in advance Roger. :)
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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 December 17 17:37 GMT (UK) »
re: Tasmania, a search here on Honeyball comes up with a will for his father, James Frederick Honeyball, in 1925:
https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/

While he is listed as of Teynham, Kent, but for his will to be probated in Australia suggests he had property there.

J F M Hearne's notice in Australia says letters of administration resealed in NSW, which suggests he didn't die there; resealing happens when probate/administration proceeds in one country but there is property in another.  I do not think he died in Australia, mostly likely in Guernsey. Unfortunately I don't think

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk shows also a reference in 1969 for him, late of Glen View, Fermain Road, St Peter Port (over twenty thousand pounds in the UK alone!)

He enjoyed his cars:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/67120964?searchTerm=Hearne%20Honeyball&searchLimits=
 - 1924, in Tasmania, as "Mertyn Hearne Honeyball"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/29117386?searchTerm="Martin%20Hearne"
 - 1925, Tasmania
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154055006?
searchTerm=Hearne%20Honeyball&searchLimits=
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/91624352?searchTerm="Martin%20Hearne"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51367981?searchTerm="Martin%20Hearne"
 - 1926, the last shows him with the "Hearne" rather than "Hearne Honeyball" name

www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk has a few interesting hits for "Martyn Hearne" including some later ones for J. F. Martyn-Hearne in Sussex papers which make me think he didn't spend all that much time actually residing in Australia.   I believe he is in the UK for the 1939 register, as "Martyn J F Hearne", living in Brighton.

Most interestingly, in 1925 there is an engagement notice for Martyn Hearne Honeyball, this is from the free search:
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The engagement is announced of Martyn Hearne Honeyball, elder son of the late Colonel J. F. Honeyball, V.D., J.P., and Mrs. Honeyball, Newgardens, Tcynhani, Kent, to Rachel, only child of Dr. and Mrs. A. Irby Webster

Alfred Irby Webster married Agnes Eliza Jackson and their only daughter was Rachel Irby Webster:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW6S-KK2

Sadly Rachel Irby Webster died, unmarried, in 1929, so it appears the marriage never took place.
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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 December 17 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much jorose for such a wealth of comprehensive information. Without you and the other Chatters on our Kent Board I would never have found any of this and the rest. Having read through the will, I find his father left some money to one of my Grensted ancestors. :) Thanks again Roger.
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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 December 17 19:46 GMT (UK) »
There is a probate packet for him
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/item/1331881
I can photograph this for you next time I am at NSW Archives office

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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 December 17 20:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ros ,that will be great.  :)
     May actually find out where James actually died and is buried.
     Presumably his heir would have been Brother Lawrence.
     Though don't know what would happen as though he out lived James from 1962  until 1968. He was dead by 1971 when probate packet is dated. Neither of them married or had children.
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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 December 17 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Pleasure to help  Roger (but may be a few weeks).

The probate entry gives his date of death as 30/3/1962.   I have been searching the Sydney Morning Herald for any mention but so far ...

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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 December 17 14:09 GMT (UK) »
Being 2nd cousin to Martyn (as he was known, not James) and Lawrence, I went to New Gardens in Teynham several times as a child after the death of his mother. After that the house was left empty and Lawrence stayed with my family for a while. The whereabouts of Martyn from then on was a complete mystery to us. He was reported to be in the Channel Islands and also in Australia where he had business interests. It was also thought that he might have taken his life and also changed his name. I have been searching for the true story for a while. I am also interested in information regarding the sale of New Gardens which was a beautiful house and is now a housing estate.
Lawrence died in 1968 and is buried in Teynham graveyard.

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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 December 17 21:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Invictorkent,
                     Welcome to the forum. I wondered if there were any living members of the associated family like children of there Uncle frank for example. Please stay with me as I am sure this thread and the linked main thread on the Kent UKforum will provide you with a wealth of info.Please feel free to use any of my accrued research data for your own use. Roger
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Re: James Frederick Martyn Hearne.
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 January 18 09:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Roger,
  I have sent you a link to the NSW probate file.

  Just to satisfy your curiosity about his place of death ...

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