Felix Manso DI VILLA, Gent.
(Abt 1838-1893)
Elizabeth LAWLESS
(Abt 1850-1913)
Roland John STUBBS
(Abt 1862-1940)
Eduardo Manso DI VILLA
(1888-Abt 1944)
Kathleen Mary "Doris" STUBBS
Edward John DE VILLA


Family Links

0. Gladys Shirley GREEN

1. Margaret Rose
2. Janice Elizabeth WILD
3. Barbara Joan POHLMANN (née WHITE)

Edward John DE VILLA

  • Born: 1929, Singapore
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2): 19 Nov 1960, St. Thomas' Church, Lewisham, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Married (3):
  • Died: 2 Mar 2016, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia 2

  Research Notes:

Wife will search for husband.

TOWNSVILLE, Saturday. Among evacuees now heading south is Mrs. de Villa who is accompanied by her son, Edward.

Mrs. de Villa has lived in the East for many years. Her husband, Dr. Edward de Villa, was once a geologist in South and Western Australia.
Mrs. de Villa and her son were the only members of the big party who have reached Australia who were not interned. Their French passports saved them from that.
They last lived at Malate, in Manila.
Last November, when the Americans landed at Mindoro, they were aroused in the early morning. Their home was ransacked, and her husband was arrested by Japanese police.
Although she inquired everywhere, she found no trace of him.
Mrs. de Villa, who has relatives in Sydney, intends to place her son at school, and then start to search for her husband.
The 230 Manila internees, due in Brisbane tomorrow, will leave for Sydney a few hours later.

The Sun (Sydney), Sun 8 Apr 1945, p. 2


Edward John de Villa of 1 (B) Squadron, R.A.A.F. Tengah Singapore received his Certificate of Registration as an Australian Citizen on 15 Oct 1953. 3


In 1963 Edward de Villa, age 35, photographer, and wife Janice de Villa, age 27, both from Sydney, arrived in Wellington New Zealand per the ship Patris 4.


Edward John de Villa died aged 87 years. 2

  Marriage Information:

Edward married Margaret Rose. (This couple were divorced).

  Marriage Information:

Edward also married Janice Elizabeth WILD, daughter of Leonard John Wild and Kathleen Josephine Dunne, on 19 Nov 1960 in St. Thomas' Church, Lewisham, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. (Janice Elizabeth WILD was born about 1936 in Waverley, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.)

  Marriage Notes:

Edward John deVilla, maintenances engineer, age 31 years, divorced petitioner, born in Singapore, Malaya, residing at 86 O'Connor Street, Haberfield, son of Edward Manso de Villa (deceased), geologist, and Kathleen Mary Stubbs, and
Janice Elizabeth Wild, clerk, age 22 years, spinster, born in Waverley, NSW, residing at 16 Victoria Street, Lewisham, daughter of Leonard John Wild, motor cycle trader, and Kathleen Josephine Dunne.

Witnesses: Jim Standard, Maureen J. Wild

  Marriage Information:

Edward also married Barbara Joan POHLMANN (née WHITE). (Barbara Joan WHITE was born about 1933 and died on 29 Jul 2019 in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.)


1 NSW BDM (Marriages) Burwood district, Reg # 24824/1960, Entry 1189.

2 The Ryerson Index, citing Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay), 9 Mar 2016.

3 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, Thu 25 Feb 1954 [Issue No.13] Page 604.

4 New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973.

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