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Clive Prell Fairbairn (1885 - 1961)

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Clive Prell Fairbairn
Born in Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Presbyterian Church, Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
Husband of — married in Scots Church, Collins-street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
Died in Kew, Victoria, Australiamap
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Clive Prell Fairbairn

Born 1885 reg. "To Or", Victoria, Australia [1]

Died 31 May 1961 Registered Kew, Victoria, Australia


PARENTS. George Fairbairn & Jessie Kate (Prell) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 13 Oct 1885, Valetta, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

BIRTH. VIC BDM Birth Reg: #29403/1885
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Olive Prell
Event Birth
Father's name George
Mother's maiden name Jessie Kate (Prell)
Place of birth TO OR

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 13th inst., at Valetta, Toorak, the wife George Fairbairn, jun., of a son.

MARRIAGE (1). 9 Jan 1913, Presbyterian Church, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE (1). 9 Jan 1913, Marjorie Rose Jowett, daughter of Edmund Jowett & Annette Rose (McCallum) Jowett

MARRIAGE (1). VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #2003/1913
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Clive Prell
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name JOWETT
Spouse's given name Marjorie Rose

WEDDING (1) REPORT. MR. CLIVE FAIRBAIRN TO MISS MARJORY JOWETT. The Presbyterian Church, Toorak, was the scene of a most picturesque wedding on Thursday, January 9, when two of the members of well-known Toorak families were united. The bridegroom was Mr. Clive Prell Fairbairn, only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fairbairn, "Dunraven," Toorak, and eldest grandson of the late Mr. F. W. Prell (in his day one of the most prominent figures in commercial and pastoral circles in Queensland and Victoria). The bride was Miss Marjory Rose Jowett, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Jowett, "Manningham," Albany-road, Toorak. The day was an ideal one, and a large number of guests and interested spectators witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. John Macrae. . . .


(1) George Anthony Fairbairn, b. 6 Mar 1914, d. Jan 1986, m (1). 27 Oct 1937, Patricia Carnegie, daughter of Walter Howard Carnegie & Ada (Edgerton) Carnegie, m (2). Helen Sherwin
(2) David Eric Fairbairn, b. 3 Mar 1917, d. 1 Jun 1994, m. 1 Dec 1945, Ruth Antill Hanson, daughter of ??
(3) Prudence Rose Fairbairn, b. 8 Jan 1921, d. 9 Nov 1993, m. 3 Aug 1939, John Hubert Gordon Guest son of Edgar Leopold Guest & Alice Rachel Gerte (Gordon) Guest

(Aug 1939). DIVORCE. DIVORCED AT SYDNEY. SYDNEY. Monday.—Clive Prell Fairbairn petitioned for a divorce from his wife Marjorie Rose Fairbairn, before Mr Justice Boyce in the Divorce Court today. The marriage took place at Toorak, Melbourne, on January 9, 1939 [sic, 1913]. Fairbairn claimed that his wife had deserted him. A restitution order had been issued against her but she had refused to obey the order. He was granted a decree nisi. Mrs Fairbairn did not defend the suit.

MARRIAGE (2). Mar 1940, Scots Church, Collins-street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE (2). Mar 1940, Phyllis Mary (Shuter) Eckford, daughter of Clement George Shuter & Mary Shannon (Wilson) Shuter

MARRIAGE (2). VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #4713/1940
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Clive Prell
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name ECKFORD
Spouse's given name Phyllis Mary

WEDDING (2) REPORT. Quiet Wedding At Scots Church. A wedding; of interest to country people was celebrated quietly at Scots Church, Collins Street, last week, when Mrs Phyllis Mary Eckford, Merrimu, Point Lonsdale, became the wife of Mr Clive Prell Fairbairn, Woomargama, Albury. MRS ROWLAND HOPE, Geelong, attended Mrs Eckford, who wore a deep green ensemble of fine angora. Her hat was of raisin brown antelope softened by a matching veil and matched her accessories, and she wore a spray of orchids and lilies-of-the-valley and a string of pearls given by her husband as a wedding present. She was given away by her brother, Lieutenant D. Shuter. Mr Tony Fairbairn acted as best man for his father. After the ceremony relatives and close friends were entertained at a cocktail party at Menzies Hotel. Sir George and Lady Fairbairn, and Mrs M. S. Shuter were among those present.

DEATH. 31 May 1961, Kew, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. VIC BDM Death Reg: #9306/1961
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Clive Prell
Event Death
Father's name FAIRBAIRN George
Mother's maiden name Jessie Kate (Prell)
Place of birth MELBOURNE
Place of death KEW
Age 75
CREMATION. Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Family name Fairbairn
Given names Clive Prell
Cremated 02/06/1961
Location: The cremated remains have been scattered

Date of grant: 19 Jun 1962;
Date of death: 31 May 1961;
Occupation: Grazier;
Residence: Albury
File#584/751: VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 435, item 584/751; VPRS 28/ P4 unit 2636, item 584/751

Death of Spouse (2): 1974, New South Wales, Australia


  1. Source #S1317: Clive Prell (son of) George Fairbairn & Jessie Kate Prell, reg. "To Or", Vicotria, AUS, ref. 29403 (indexed as Olive Prell ...
  • Source S1317: Australian BDM index
  • Birth: VIC BDM Birth Reg: #29403/1885
  • Marriage (1): VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #2003/1913
  • Marriage (2): VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #4713/1940
  • Death: VIC BDM Death Reg: #9306/1961

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