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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Isaac Weller KNIGHT

Born 1864 in Hailsham, Sussex, England [20] [21]
Son of John and Anna KNIGHT [20]
Resided with his parents, sister Lydia and brother John at Green House in Chalvington, Sussex, England in 1871 [20]
In 1871 his father was the farmer of 200 acres and employed five men and two boys [20]
Married Helen Louise AYLWIN in 1890 in Hampshire or Sussex, England [21]
In the 1890s and 1900s resided with his wife and later daughters at Froxfield Green in Froxfield, Hampshire, England [70]
In 1891 he was working as a Baker, Grocer and General Dealer however by 1901 he was working as a Baker, Grocer and Farmer [20]
Provisionally purchased a farm in Winchester, Western Australia from the Midland Railway Company in London, England [34]
In addition to his deposit he paid the Midland Railway Company £150 to seed 120 acres of crop on the farm in 1914 [34]
Departed London, England on the Otranto with his wife, younger two daughters and their domestic helper Alice MUSTCHIN [70]
Arrived on the steamship Otranto in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 February 1914 [70]
On 29 April 1914 signed the contract to purchase a 535 acre farm in Winchester from the Midland Railway Company for £2047 [27]
His 535 acres, payable by instalments, was Lot M910 of Victoria Location 2023 (the price of the farm was later reduced to £1440) [27]
The land was part of the Midland Railway's Ready-Made Farms scheme and came partly cleared, fenced and with a house [7: page 23]
Farmer of Homesdale Farm in Winchester from 1914 until 1929 [6] [19] [34]
Took out assistance under the Industries Assistance Board while establishing his farm [34]
After harvesting his 1915 wheat crop he sold 1068 bags of wheat [34]
In May 1916 borrowed £36 from the Industries Assistance Board to purchase a horse [34]
Member of the Midland Railway Ready Made Farm Settlers' Association in 1916 [34]
In August 1916 signed a petition which was sent to the Midland Railway Company requesting the price of their farms be reduced [34]
Member of the Winchester-Carnamah branch of the Farmers & Settlers' Association in 1917 [34]
In 1917 had 230 acres of wheat crop on his 535 acre farm [10: 19-Jun-1917]
Towards the end of 1917 he cleared a further 100 acres on his farm [34]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Foundation Committee Member of the Winchester Financial and Building Hall Committee in 1919 [10: 9-May-1919]
In 1920 the Midland Railway Company finally lowered their prices, and the cost of his farm dropped from £2047 to £1440 [27] [34]
Committee Member of the Carnamah-Winchester branch of the Primary Producers Association in 1921 [9: 6-May-1921]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
On 5 October 1923 extended his farm by 500 acres with the purchase of Lot M1348 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
Purchased Lot M1348 from the Midland Railway Company for £325 [27]
Obtained the telephone in 1926 - was telephone number Winchester-2 [60]
Returned home to his farm in Winchester in May 1927 following a severe illness and time spent at the Moora Hospital [4: 7-May-1927]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1927 and 1928 [53]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1927 and 1928 [4: 12-Nov-1927] [9: 23-Mar-1928]
Attended the wedding of Kathleen HÄUSSLER and Harry ZUEGG of Winchester in Carnamah on 7 February 1928 [4: 11-Feb-1928]
In September 1928 sold Homesdale Farm in Winchester for £4/17/6 per acre to ALLEN Bros of South Australia [81: 30-Sep-1928] [60]
He most likely held a clearing sale and left Winchester around February of 1929 [P1]
Father of Olive, Jessie, Barbara and Norah [20] [70]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Isaac Weller Knight' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/isaac-weller-knight [sources]




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