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Robert George ENNEVER

Robert George ENNEVER

Male 1845 - 1937  (92 years)

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  • Name Robert George ENNEVER 
    Born 12 Apr 1845  6 Charles Street, Pedley Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 May 1845  St George, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • First name(s) Robert George
      Last name Ennever
      Birth year 1845
      Birth date 12/04/1845
      Baptism year 1845
      Baptism date 11 May 1845
      Address 6 Charles St, Bethnal Green
      Father's first name(s) Robert
      Father's occupation House Agent
      Mother's first name(s) Harriet Agnes
      Parish St George In The East, Stepney
      Church address Cannon Street Road
      County London
      Country England
      Docklands Ancestors reference X024/133
      Record set London, Docklands and East End Baptisms, 1558-1933
      Category Life Events (BDMs)
      Subcategory Births & baptisms
      Collections from United Kingdom
    Gender Male 
    Living 11 May 1845  6 Charles Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1851 
    Scholar 
    Census 1 Apr 1851  20 Weaver Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living with his grandmother, Harriet Thomas nee Stygle.
    Occupation 1861 
    Employed at home 
    Census 1 Apr 1861  17 Borough Road, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 13 Dec 1861  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Robert Enever
      Estimated birth year: abt 1845
      Age: 16
      Arrival Date: 13 Dec 1861
      Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia
      Departure Port: London
      Ship: Prince Of Wales
      Nationality: English
    Emigration
    Emigration
    Photographs showing the ship and a hotel. Possibly London or Melbourne.
    Misc Aft 1861  Castlereigh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Founded Ennever and Appleton Confectionery with his half-brother Charles 
    Ennever & Appleton Confectioners
    Ennever & Appleton Confectioners
    Advertising leaflet. The original of this label is apparently almost A4 size (290mm x 190mm).
    Travel Abt 1864  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misc Dec 1877  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Argus 
    The Manufacturing Industries of New South Wales
    The Manufacturing Industries of New South Wales
    The Argus (Melbourne) Thursday 13 December 1877


    Misc 1886  Bay Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved the Ennever & Appleton factory 
    Living Between 1895 and 1930  'Meredith', 6 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See also his obituary.
    Occupation Between 1895 and 1900 
    Alderman, North Sydney Council 
    Occupation 5 Dec 1895 
    Confectioner 
    Misc 28 Apr 1903  Bay Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Registration of Ennever & Appleton 
    • Page Number Name of Firm Nature of Business Place of Business Date of Registration Person Carrying on Business Additional People in Business Number Item Number
      019 ENNEVER & APPLETON Confectioners Bay Street Sydney 28 Apr 1903 ENNEVER, Robert George; APPLETON, William Thomas - 01238 [2/8527]
    Misc 12 Apr 1928  Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Celebration of 60th wedding anniversary 
    Mr & Mrs R G Ennever
    Mr & Mrs R G Ennever
    Celebration of 60th wedding anniversary
    Misc 12 Apr 1936 
    68th wedding anniversary 
    Coincidence
    Coincidence
    The Sydney Morning Herald 11/4/1936
    Date of Easter Sunday
    Date of Easter Sunday
    The Sydney Morning Herald 17/4/1936
    Misc Before 1937 
    Member of the Rechabite organisation 
    • From his Rechabite obituary in the Rechabite magazine in 1937. “In the year of 1864 at the age of 19 years, he started in his own business at Morrisons Diggings, Meredith, a small township near Ballarat. This business was disposed of in the following year (1865) and shortly afterwards he moved to Geelong where he again commenced business as a manufacturing confectioner.”
    Misc Before 1937 
    President of the Confectionery Society 
    Died 26 Jul 1937  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    Obituary in the New South Wales Rechabite magazine, August 12th 1937.
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    A Biographical Register 1788-1939: Notes from the NameIndex of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol I (A-K), 1987,compiled by HJ Gibney & Ann G Smith, p 211.
    Mr R G Ennever
    Mr R G Ennever
    Obituary
    The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 31 July 1937
    Misc 1939  Ennever Street, Bardon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The possible origins of Ennever Street were first featured in the October 2010 newsletter since when I have been in contact with the Brisbane City Council, who were very helpful and told me: “Ennever Street Bardon, formerly First Avenue, was named in March 1939 as part of a programme to replace duplicate street names in Brisbane. The only information we have is that Ennever was a Victorian (as in State of Victoria) pioneer. I have found an entry relating to a Robert George Ennever in A Biographical Register 1788-1939: Notes from the Name Index of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol I (A-K), 1987, compiled by HJ Gibney & Ann G Smith, p 211. An extract is attached. The abbreviation “WWA (IPS)* 1935 (port.)” at the foot of the entry means that the source of the article was Who’s Who in Australia, 1935 (International Press Service Association, Melbourne) and that the item in that publication contains a portrait. The other reference, “dr”, means “information from death registration”.

      It is probable that the Ennever was in fact Robert as the biography indicates he first settled in Melbourne, Victoria where we know he started his business. He later moved to Sydney, New South Wales where the Ennever & Appleton business became established and Robert George became a respected member of the business community. As Robert George had no links to Queensland it is also possible that the Ennever referred to is William Joseph Ennever founder of The Pelman Institute which had offices throughout the world, and his Australian office was again in Victoria. It is somewhat surprising though that Brisbane celebrates a pioneer who had no connection with their state!
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    A Biographical Register 1788-1939: Notes from the NameIndex of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol I (A-K), 1987,compiled by HJ Gibney & Ann G Smith, p 211.
    Person ID I1306  2. East End Ennevers
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2016 

    Father Robert ENNEVER,   Born:  6 May 1818, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  6 Aug 1847, Peckham House Lunatic Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Harriet Agnes THOMAS,   Born:  1821/2, St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  17 Aug 1894, Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1843  Parish Church, Christ Church, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • As Grey Eagle Street was partly in Spitalfields it is probable that this was Christ Church, Spitalfields.
    Robert Ennever & Harriet Agnes Thomas
    Robert Ennever & Harriet Agnes Thomas
    Parish register
    Family histories
    Complex (and bigamous) relationships between the Ennever, Appleton, Collins and Thomas families in the 19th century.
    Complex (and bigamous) relationships between the Ennever, Appleton, Collins and Thomas families in the 19th century.
    See also the "Mary Stothart Ennever" and "Ennever and Appleton" stories.
    Marriages to a closely-related family member
    Marriages to a closely-related family member
    (including to a dead spouse's sibling and a dead sibling's spouse and some bigamous and other illegal marriages)
    Mary Stothart Ennever (otherwise Collins) and her family
    Mary Stothart Ennever (otherwise Collins) and her family
    The story of a bigamous relationship.
    Family ID F428  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Maria Eliza COLLINS,   Born:  26 Dec 1836, Mile End New Town, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  8 Aug 1929, Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1868  Trinity Church, Latrobe Terrace, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The wedding plans were apparently delayed due to the death of his step-father (Charles Appleton) in 1865 probably connected with the confectionery business that Charles had built up.

      IGI records the marriage as being in Digger, Victoria.
    Children 
     1. Harriot Ada ENNEVER,   Born:  1869, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1948, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Eleanor Maria ENNEVER,   Born:  1871, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1946, Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Maria E ENNEVER,   Born:  1873, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1929, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Edith Lilian ENNEVER,   Born:  1875, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     5. William James ENNEVER,   Born:  1876, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  4 Jul 1939, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Robert George ENNEVER,   Born:  1878, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1880, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Cecil Wentworth ENNEVER,   Born:  1880, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  3 Jul 1964, Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family histories
    Marriages to a closely-related family member
    Marriages to a closely-related family member
    (including to a dead spouse's sibling and a dead sibling's spouse and some bigamous and other illegal marriages)
    Mary Stothart Ennever (otherwise Collins) and her family
    Mary Stothart Ennever (otherwise Collins) and her family
    The story of a bigamous relationship.
    Ennever and Appleton, Wholesale and Manufacturing Confectioners
    Ennever and Appleton, Wholesale and Manufacturing Confectioners
    A brief history (c1864-1961)
    Family ID F728  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Apr 1845 - 6 Charles Street, Pedley Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 May 1845 - St George, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 11 May 1845 - 6 Charles Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1851 - 20 Weaver Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1861 - 17 Borough Road, Southwark, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 13 Dec 1861 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Founded Ennever and Appleton Confectionery with his half-brother Charles - Aft 1861 - Castlereigh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - Abt 1864 - Geelong, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1868 - Trinity Church, Latrobe Terrace, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - The Argus - Dec 1877 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Moved the Ennever & Appleton factory - 1886 - Bay Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - Between 1895 and 1930 - 'Meredith', 6 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Registration of Ennever & Appleton - 28 Apr 1903 - Bay Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Celebration of 60th wedding anniversary - 12 Apr 1928 - Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1937 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - 1939 - Ennever Street, Bardon, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photographs
    R G Ennever (1845-1937)
    R G Ennever (1845-1937)
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    Robert George Ennever (1845-1937)
    Bro. Robert G. Ennever PDCR who was instrumental in establishing Captain Cook tent No. 1 of the Rechabite Order and who later became the First District Chief Ruler of NSW District No. 85. Rechabites advocate total abstinence from alcohol.
    Robert George Ennever
    Robert George Ennever


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