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Abigail Glew & Henry Littledike

Abigail GLEW is the Great Aunt of my mother Elizabeth BYRNE nee GLEW

Family Group Sheet for Abigail Glew

Husband: Henry Littledike

Name:Henry Littledike
Birth: Dec Quarter 1841 in Shoreditch, Middlesex, London, England
Death: 28/9/1905 in Loch, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 1875 in Poo Wong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other Spouses:

Wife: Abigail Glew

Name:Abigail Glew
Birth: 16 Dec 1854 in Phillipstown, Victoria, Australia
Death: 26 Aug 1905 in Greensborough, Victoria, Australia
Father:John Glew
Mother:Abigail Allen
Other Spouses:


1 Name:Harry Littledike
M Gender:Male
Spouses: Gladys Littledike

2 Name:Alice Carmen Shaw Glew Littledike
F Gender:Female
Birth: 1880
Death: 05 Jul 1933 in Epworth hospital, Victoria, Australia
Burial: 12 Jul 1933
Marriage: 1903 in Nyora, Victoria, Australia
Spouses: William Henry Glew (b: 1870)

3 Name:Emelie Alice Littledike
F Gender:Female
Birth: 1876 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
Marriage: 1905 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
Spouses: William Clough

4 Name:Pearl Critchley Manning Littledike
F Gender:Female
Birth: 27/9/1877 in Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
Death: 20/1/1878 in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Note: (I have corrected child 4 from Paul to Pearl and added date deceased - see death notice below)

5 Name:Elvie Edith Shaw Littledike
F Gender:Female
Birth: 1882 in Poowong, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 1909 in Jethro, Victoria, Australia
Spouses: Richard Michael Erickson

6 Name:George Hensler Littledike
M Gender:Male
Birth: 1887 in Poowong, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1889 in Poowong, Victoria, Australia

7 Name:Henry Hensler Neville Littledike
M Gender:Male
Birth: 1887 in Poowong, Victoria, Australia
Death: 30/03/1954 in Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

8 Name:Mena Flora Littledike
F Gender:Female
Birth: 1888 in Poowong, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1980 in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia

Henry Littledike
Died because of an accident - fractured skull. (Victoria Inquest index ref 1021)


Monday 29th August 1905 -
The Advertiser (Adelaide SA)
A Farming Fatality

A farmer Henry Littledike, was engaged clearing on his farm near Loch yesterday when a limb from a burning tree fell, striking him on the head and killing him instantly, his skull being fractured. The deceased was a prominent public man in the district.
Alice Carmen Shaw Glew Littledike
Glew Alice Carmen Shaw 53 yrs d/o Henry Littledike & Abigail Glew died 12 July 1933 Greensborough Cemetery Plot A11

Information below supplied by relative

Death notice from Argus Newspaper 8 July 1933
GLEW: On the 5th July at Epworth Hospital, Alice, dealy loved wife of W.H.Glew, of Pyramid Hill, loving mother of George, Ernest, Mena and Emily, daughter of Abigail and the late Henry Littledike, sister of Emilie (Mrs Clough), Elvie (Mrs Erickson), Henry and Mena Littledike aged 53 years. (Privately interred at Greensborough.)

**Carmen added as a christian name on marriage entry.
Elvie Edith Shaw Littledike
- in the will of her grandmother - Abigail Glew nee Allen, she has her name as - Elvie Elizabeth Shaw Littledike
Zena Flora Littledike did not marry


Birth Notices
The Argus Newspaper
Saturday 13 October 1877

Littledike - on the 27th Inst., at Blackwood Holm, Jeetho, Gippsland, the wife of Henry Littledike of a daughter.

Death Notices
The Argus Newspaper
Monday 21 January 1878

LITTLEDIKE -On the 20th inst., at Claremount House, Grey Street, East Melbourne, Pearl Critchley-Manning, the infant daughter of Henry and Abbie Littledike, of Blackwood Holme, Jeetho.


The Argus Newspaper - Melbourne, Victoria
Wednesday 31st March 1954

LITTLEDIKE, Henry Hensler Neville. -On March 30, at his residence, 226 Williamstown road. Yarraville, dearly beloved husband of Gladys, and loved son of the late Henry and Abigail, formerly of Nyora, South Gippsland, and 37th Battalion, 1st A.I.F. -Treasured memories.


LITTLEDIKE.-The Funeral of the late Mr. HENRY HENSLER NEVILLE LITTLEDIKE, of 226 Williamstown road, Yarraville, will leave Nelson Bros.' chapel. 7 Droop street, Footscray, TOMORROW (Thursday), after service at 1.45 p.m., for the Fawkner Crematorium.


The Argus Newspaper, Melbourne - 31st July 1884

Drouin.-Consequent upon the Shire of Buln Buln being divided into ridings a general election will take place here, for the North Riding David Connor, jun , and John Sutcliffe (reitiring councillors), and John James Barr, Thomas Walton, Johann Petschack, and Patrick Sullivan, have been nominated ; for the Central Riding, George Grant, president, J. M Gannon (retiring councillors), James Aikman, John Bee, William M'Cord M'Hugh, and Jumes H Smithurst: and for the new riding, Messrs. A. R Smith, Robert John Fuller, James Dixon, Henry Littledike, John Glew. Three candidates have to be elected for each riding.


  1. Hi Sheryl,
    I a currently working on the history on the Nyora Cemetery.
    I found you article. What a wonderful find.
    I have been on to collect information about the people buried in the Cemetery.
    Do you have a photo of Henry & Abigail Littledyke which I can put in my folder.
    Hope you can help,


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