Christian BOHLSEN
Anna Katharina BÜSING
Thomas Wemyss JOYCE
Hinrich Gerhard BOHLSEN
Charlotte JOYCE
Lillian Agnes Ethel BOHLSEN


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Lillian Agnes Ethel BOHLSEN

  • Born: 19 Dec 1879, Bay View House, Milson's Point, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 2 3
  • Married: 13 Nov 1907, St. Peter's Church of England, Hornsby, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Died: 5 Mar 1945, 5 Dural St., Hornsby, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 4 5
  • Buried: Outside Riverina, New South Wales, Australia

  Research Notes:

Lilian was responsible for nursing her mother through the years preceding her death in 1906. She then married Charles Carpenter (jnr). The Carpenter family remained in Hornsby and are the source of much of the family history material.


Australian Electoral Rolls

In 1936, Lilian Carpenter was living at 5 Dural street, Hornsby. Present were daughters Lilian Joyce Carpenter, home duties, Evelyn Morice Carpenter, typist


"March 5. At her residence, 5 Dural Street, Hornsby, Mrs. Lilian Carpenter, beloved mother of Joyce and Evelyn and dear sister of M. Bohlsen, Blackheath."


The Will of Lillian Agnes Ethel Carpenter, late of Hornsby, Widow, written 8 Jan 1945, proved 15 Jan 1946.

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me LILLIAN AGNES ETHEL CARPENTER of number 5 Dural Street Hornsby in the State of New South Wales Widow I DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all the real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever (including all my interest in the estate of my late husband Charles Carpenter) of or to which I shall be seised possessed or entitled at my death unto my two daughters LILLIAN JOYCE CARPENTER and EVELYN MORECE HEMMING absolutely in equal shares and I APPOINT them Executrices of this my Will. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said LILLIAN AGNES ETHEL CARPENTER have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty five.

SIGNED by the abovenamed LILLIAN AGNES ETHEL CARPENTER in the presence of us both present at the same time and we at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: R. H. TURNER. 15 William St. Hornsby. K. E. MILLER. Solicitor. Hornsby.

15th JANUARY, 1946. On this date Probate of the last Will and Testament of the abovenamed deceased was granted to LILIAN JOYCE CARPENTER and EVELYN MORECE HEMMING the executrices named in the said Will. TESTATRIX DIED on the 5th March, 1945. ESTATE SWORN at the sum of £437.17.4 nett. 9

  Marriage Information:

Lillian married Charles CARPENTER, son of Charles CARPENTER and Mary A., on 13 Nov 1907 in St. Peter's Church of England, Hornsby, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1. (Charles CARPENTER was born in 1882 in Gunnedah district, New South Wales, Australia 6 and died on 13 Jul 1916 in Dural-road, Hornsby, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 7.

  Marriage Notes:

"A wedding, which caused a good doal of interest locally, was celebrated at St. Peter's Church of England, Hornsby, on Wednesday afternoon, the contracting parties, who were well-known, being Charles Carpenter, son of Mr. Charles Carpenter, senior, of Peat's Ferry-road, and Lilian Bohlsen, daughter of Mr. H. G. Bohlsen, of George-street. Tho ceremony was performed by tho Rev. Langford Smith, rector. The church, which was tastefully decorated for tho occasion by friends of the happy couple, was well- filled by interested spectators, several of whom, liberally bospinkled tho newly-made man and wife with confetti and roso-leaves as soon as the ceremony was over, and they were making their way out of the church. The service was choral, the church choir singing appropriate hymns, with Miss Sutton, organist presiding at the organ. As tho bridal party was leaving the sacred precincts, the organist played Mendelssohn's Wedding March. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked particularly well in a costume of white muslin, trimmed with lace and insertion, and wearing the orthodox wreath of orange blossom and bridal veil. She carried a lovely shower bouquet, gift of the bride groom. There were four bridesmaids, namely, Miss Eda Bohlsen, sistor of the bride, and Miss Lucy Jacobson, who. were dressed alike in costumes of white muslin trimmed with lace and insertion, and wearing hats to match ; and Misses Alice and Hectorine Carpenter, sisters of the bridegroom, who were also attired alike in cream silk blouses and cream voile skirts, with hats to match. The whole of the bridesmaids carried handsome bouquets, which were presented by the bride groom. Mr. Christopher Bohlsen, brother of the bride, noted in the capacity of best man. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the residence of the parents of the bridegroom, where they received the congratulations of a large number of relatives and friends, and where a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of by about fifty guests. The chief toast, "The bride and bridegroom" was entrusted to Rev. L. Smith, who did it every justice. "The bridesmaids" was well responded to by Miss Eda Bohlsen. In the evening a social was held in honor of the event in the School of Arts, which was attended by a numerous gathering of invited guests. Dancing was indulged in till after 10 o'clock, when the happy couple took leave of the company, amid showers of confetti and rose leaves, and good wishes, for thoir new home in Dural-road, Hornsby." 8


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 10358/1907.

2 NSW Registry BDM (births), 268/1880.

3 The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 31 December 1879.

4 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 2597/1945.

5 The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 7 Mar 1945.

6 NSW Registry BDM (births), 17382/1882.

7 The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 15 July 1916.

8 The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Saturday 16 Nov 1907.

9 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 309092.

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