ABN 57 934 755 725

Reg. No. A 0007322F


Ballarat Benevolent Society - Register of Inmates

Transcribed and donated by Brett Weinberg (Historical Records Archivist (volunteer) at Ballarat Health Services) with the permission of Ballarat Health Services.

Spellings, misspellings & abbreviations from the + 'Skenzor6' original register have been retained.

Alphabetical Listing: Rja - Roz

April 2018

Consolidated Registers of Inmates 1860-1925

Surname Given Name Number Occupation Place of Residence Birth Place Age (Years) Parents' Names Married or Single Issue Arrived in Colony Religion Ground of Application By Whom Recommended Date of Admission Period for
which admitted
(Days)
Discharge date Discharge Cause Died  Remarks Source Event Year
Roach Bridget   House Wife Bullarto Melbourne 34 William & Winifred Ryan Married 5 1853 R.C. Pregnant Urgency Case order J. Phillips Esq. President 6 May, 1887 20 25 May, 1887     Taken ill on journey from Bullarto to Beaufort and confined of a Still born child. Gave notice and left in good health to proceed to her Husband and home in Bullarto. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1887 H1
Roach Florence 37 Dressmaker Elmhurst Avoca 22 Henry & Emma Single Nil Native C.E. Pregnant President 29 May, 1897 32         Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1896/97
Roach Florence       Victoria 22         C.E.       11 10 Jul. 1897       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1897/98
Roach Frank   Carpenter Bungaree Dublin 69 Nicholas & Ally Single nil 1864 R.C. Infirm General Committee 5 Apr. 1892 86         Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1891/92
Roach Frank 158                         284     10 April, 1894   Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1893/94
Roach James 54                   Infirm   10 Dec. 1901   16 Dec. 1901       Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1901/02
Roach   3257 Male Child   Born in the + '/park.js">' Asylum   Mary Illegitimate   1877 Wesleyan Force of Circumstances   26 Aug. 1877   7 Sept. 1877     12 1/2 noon. Left with its Mother. Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1877
Roach Mary Jane 3246 Servant Melbourne Geelong 20 William & Jane Single nil 1857 Wesleyan Pregnant J. Long Esq. President 7 Aug. 1877   7 Sept. 1877     Taken out by her Mother. Herself and padding:0; House Committee - expressed her thanks for kindness and was much better Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1876
Roffey Sarah 3310 House Wife Ballarat E. Norfolk 80 George & Sarah Staples Married 2 1857 C.E. Old & Infirm J. Long Esq. President 5 Jan. 1877 3rd.       Had been locked up by the Police, Boxing Day. Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1878
Roffey Sarah 3221 House Wife Ballarat E. Norfolk, England 79 George & Sarah Staples Married 2 1857 C.E. Rhumatics House Committee per ? of District 30 May, 1877   26 Dec. 1877     Out on liberty, got locked up and directed to call on President for order of readmission Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1877
Roffey Sarah   f.                                 Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1881
Rogers     Stillborn Infant       Bertha             4 Aug. 1903           Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1903/04
Rogers Bertha 4 Housewife Buninyong Ballarat 38 Robert & Sarah Binder Married 1 Native Wesleyan Pregnant President 3 Aug. 1903 16 18 Aug. 1903       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1903/04
Rogers Clifford John   A Male Child   Benevolent Asylum Ballarat                           Born at the Benevolent Asylum Ballarat  on 9/11/14 named Clifford John Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1914/15
Rogers Eliza   Charwoman Ballarat E. Hull, Yorkshire 61 Johnathan & Sarah Schofleld Widow 6 1855 R.C. Infirm J. Phillips Esq. V.P. 9 May, 1885   25 May, 1885     Brought to Asylum by P. Sgt. Carden Gave notice and left. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1885
Rogers James 2065 Bushman Serrick Plains 45 miles off Bendigo Dublin, Ireland 44 Joseph & Margaret Single nil 1841 R.C. Heart Disease R. Lewis Esq. 29 Jan. 1871   30 Jan. 1871     Discharged by House Committee 1/- Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1871
Rogers James 3037 Miner Napoleons Pembrokeshire, South Wales 48 Benjamin & Anne Widower 6 1852 Presbyterian Rupture General Committee 14 Dec. 1871   26 Jan. 1872     Out on liberty day the 25th. and returned at 1 1/2 at night, left in the morning without any notice. Was cured of his Bad Leg and relieved of the pains in his head ?? Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1871
Rogers James 2211 Miner Napoleons Pembrokeshire 49 Benjamin & Anne Widower 5 1853 Baptist Rupture J. Oddie Esq. President per Buninyong Council 27 Apr. 1872   2 Nov. 1872     On leave Oct. 22 and did not return. Made application for admission to the House Committee Nov. 4  and refused as he had drawn his pension and spent it. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1871
Rogers James 3810 Miner ( Out of District ) Unsettled Pembrokeshire 59 Benjamin & Anne Widower 6 1853 Baptist Rupture House Committee 9 Feb. 1881   22 Apr. 1881     Gave notice and left, having obtained employment with Mr. Walker, Tailor, Lydiard St. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1881
Rogers James 5018 Tailor & Sailor None Marbeth, Pembrokeshire 60 Benjamin & Anne Widower 6 1852 Baptist Rupture J.J. Phillips Esq. President 22 Aug. 1882   5 Oct. 1882     ? admitted from Jail as a Vagrant, after being refused admission by the Committee. This day at 8 a.m. received his Pension from the Postman and absconded immediately, although under treatment for a dangerous Rupture. Reported to the President. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1882
Rogers James 120     Nova Scotia 72         C.E.     15 Feb. 1901       18 August, 1917   Register of Inmates 1895-1928: Summary 1874-1907 1874-1907 Summ.
Rogers James 70 Labourer Bungaree Nova Scotia 67 James & Margaret Single Nil 1852 C.E. Infirm Ex. Committee 15 Feb. 1902       18 August, 1907 5.15 p.m. Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1901/02
Rogers James       Nova Scotia 71         C.E.             18 August, 1907 5.15 p.m. Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1905/06
Rogers John 3095 Labourer Durham Lead Shropshire 75 Benjamin & Mary Married 6 1845 C.E. Heart Disease C.C. Shopper Esq., President 10 Oct. 1876       15 November, 1876 1 1/2 p.m. Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1876
Rogers John 24 Labourer Rehola Surrey, England 68 Robert & Sarah A. Single Nil 1858 S.A. Infirm Gen. Committee 10 Oct. 1898 236     2 June, 1899   Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1898/99
Rogers John 19 Labourer Nhill Leith, Scotland 70 John & Ann Single - 1856 Presbyterian Old Age Gen. Committee 22 Aug. 1907   3 Sept. 1907       Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1907
Rogers John 19 Labourer Nhill Leith, Scotland 70 John & Ann Single - 1856 Presbyterian Old Age Ex. Committee 22 Aug. 1907   3 Sept. 1907     Left of his own accord, a good inmate. Register of Inmates 1907-1915 1907/08
Rogers Kate   Servant Horsham Warrnambool 21 William & Anne Single nil 1871 R.C. Pregnant President 12 Apr. 1892 34         Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1891/92
Rogers     Male Infant   Born in the Asylum   Kate     1892 R.C. Force of Circumstances   29 Apr. 1892 18 16 May, 1892       Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1891/92
Rogers Margaret   None Balmoral nr. Hamilton Warnabool 21 William & Anne Single   1862 R.C. Pregnant J. Oddie Esq. President 8 Jan. 1886   31 Mar. 1886     Gave notice and left herself and Infant in good health and paid her Railway Fare to Horsham staying at Mrs. O’Connor before going to her Father. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1886
Rogers     A Female Child   Born in the Asylum   Margaret Illegitimate   1886 R.C. Force of Circumstances   4 Mar. 1886   31 Mar. 1886     7 p.m. ( n. ) Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1886
Rogers Robert                         6 Jul. 1920           Register of Inmates 1895-1921 - Old Age Pensioners 1911/21
Rogers Ruby Agnes 322 Domestic Ballarat Victoria 22 Catherine Morrissey Single - Native R.C. Pregnant   5 Nov. 1914   23 Nov. 1914       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1914/15
Rogerson George 15 Labourer Hopkins River Branley Yorkshire 40 Joseph & Jane Single Nil 1843 Church of England General debility & destitute R. Lewis President, ( Robert Smith, W. Scott - Special ) 26 Mar. 1860 4 30 Mar. 1860 Fever case   Removal to hospital Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1860
Rhor John 17 Labourer Wanderer Switzerland 82 Jacob & Mary Ann Widower Nil 1854 R.C. Old Age Ex. Committee 13 May, 1899           Register of Inmates 1907-1915/18: Misc 1894-1912 1894-1912 Misc.
Rohr John ( Jacob ) 98 Labourer Wanderer Switzerland 74 Jacob & Mary Ann Widower Nil 1854 R.C. Infirm Ex. Committee 30 May, 1899 34         Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1898/99
Rohr John                                   Leave Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1900/01
Rolfe Sarah   F.                               To Mrs. Emmery, 84 Moor Street, Fitzroy. Memo record 26 May, 1884. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1884
Rollans Daniel 150     Sweden 83         Lutheran     24 Aug, 1903       23 February, 1911   Register of Inmates 1895-1928: Summary 1874-1907 1874-1907 Summ.
Rollins Daniel 21 Labourer Horsham Sweden 80 Oliff & Lina Single Nil 1870 Lutheran Infirm Ex. Committee 24 Aug. 1903 310     23 February, 1911   Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1903/04
Romeo Hazel Pearl   Female Infant                     18 May, 1924 13 29 May, 1924       Register of Inmates 1895-1921 - Maternity Wards 1923/24
Romeo May Theresa                         16 May, 1924 14 29 May, 1924       Register of Inmates 1895-1921 - Maternity Wards 1923/24
Roofe Sarah   F. ( see page 71 )                         W 25 February, 1885 11 a.m. Telegraphed to her Friends as requested for burial. Received answer very sorry, had no means Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1885
Rook Michael 227     England 84         R.C.     27 Nov. 1900       16 March, 1910   Register of Inmates 1895-1928: Summary 1874-1907 1874-1907 Summ.
Rook Michael 47 Labourer Skipton London 84 Daniel & May Single Nil 1841 R.C. Infirm Ex. Committee 27 Nov. 1905       16 March, 1901   Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1905/06
Rookrow Stephen 832 Miner Avoca Redruth, Cornwall 60 John & Christian Single nil 1848 C.E. Bad Eyes House Committee 2 Apr. 1866   1 May. 1866     Left on his own request finding himself really relieved.with expectations of receiving money from home at the Avoca. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1866
Rooney Hugh 254 Labourer Ballarat County Fermanagh 34 James & Mary Single Nil 1852 Roman Catholic Opacity of cornia House Committee 27 Oct. 1862 44 9 Dec. 1862     On his request, Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1862
Rooney Patrick 850 Shepherd Ampitheatre, Avoca Kings Country, Ireland 71 John & Mary Widower 1 1857 R.C. Lameness J. Doane Esq. President 12 May. 1866         Left on his own request Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1866
Rooney Patrick 1199 Labourer Scotchmans Kings County 73 John & Mary Married 2 1820 R.C. Injury of Hip J. Doane Esq. President 11 Apr. 1868   4 Apr. 1868     Swag. Gave notice and left. Gone in to the service of Mr. Bray, Black Lead Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1868
Rooney Patrick 1318 Labourer Avoca Kings, Ireland 73 John & Mary Married 2 1819 R.C. Lame General Committee 11 Aug. 1868   28 Sept. 1871     Swag. The inmate Mullens accused him of running at him with his stick with the threat of breaking his skull, on enquiry in to the same, he said he had nothing to say and would leave. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1868
Rooney Patrick 1577 Labourer Beaufort Dublin, Ireland 57 Owen & Honora Single nil 1821 R.C. Phthisis G. Lovitt Esq., President 6 Aug. 1869       30 October. 1869  Cash £1.15.0 paid to Secretary same date./ 8 a.m. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1869
Rooney Patrick 3014 Labourer Scotchmans Kings County, Ireland   John & Mary Married 2 1820 R.C. Lame J. Oddie Esq. President 11 Oct. 1871         Readmitted from Jail. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1871
Rooney Patrick                                 4 January, 1878 1 a.m. No. 21 Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1878
Rooney Patrick                                 4 January, 1878 at 1 a.m. Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1878
Roper Agnes 1833 Servant Ballarat Renfrewshire, Scotalnd 22 Thomas & Jane Single nil 1849 Presbyterian Pregnant Force of Circumstances 27 July. 1870   8 Aug. 1870     Gave notice and left being in good health Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1870
Roper   1834 Male Child   Born in the Asylum   Agnes Roper Illegitimate   1870 Presbyterian Force of Circumstances   27 July. 1870   8 Aug. 1870     at 4 p.m. Left with its Parent in good health. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1870
Roscoe John 1620 Draughtsman Colac Bury, Lancaster 23 John & Sarah Single nil 1867 C.E. Heart Disease G. Lovitt Esq., President per Rev'd. W. Adeney 15 Oct. 1869   2 Mar. 1870     Assisted in whitewashing the House. Though received £2 cash from the House Committee to proceed to Melbourne Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1869
Rose Anne 5087 Servant Ballarat, W. Lall Lall 17 Johnathan & Anne Single   1866 Wesleyan Pregnant J.J. Phillips Esq. President 22 Jan. 1883 39 12 Mar. 1883     Taken out by her Mother, herself and Infant in good health ( Golden Point ) Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1883
Rose   6019 A Female Child   Born in the Asylum   Anne Illegitimate   1883 Wesleyan Force of Circumstances   1 Mar. 1883   12 Mar. 1883     8 1/2 a.m. ( n. ) Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1883
Rose Ellen   A Female Child   B.B.A.                 21 Jan. 1908    4 Feb. 1908     Born at B.B.A. at 8.13 a.m. named Ellen Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1907/08
Rose John   Labourer Durham Lead Lincolnshire, England 82 Uknown Widower nil 1852 C.E. Old & Infirm J. Oddie Esq. President & Secutary Shire Council 4 Aug. 1885     W 11 August, 1885 Brought to the Asylum in the afternoon in a dying state, had great difficulty in giving him food, much emaciated. Sores in Back. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1885
Rose Sarah 97 Servant Arafat Hamilton 18 Thomas & Olivia Single Nil Native R.C. Pregnant President 21 Jan. 1908   4 Feb. 1908     No money Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1907/08
Rosemergy John 4060 Miner Talbot & Clunes Cornwall, England 36 John & Sarah Married 2 1861 Wesleyan Paralysis & Fits J.J. Phillips Esq. President 17 May, 1882   19 May, 1882     The Medical Officer Report - he had never been under any treatment in any hospital, he did not consider it incurably & so he was therefore sent back to Clunes. Fare 2/6d. paid direction of the President. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1882
Rosewall     Male Child   Born in the Asylum   Maud       C.E.     12 Oct. 1899 11 23 Oct. 1899       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1899/00
Rosewall Maude E. 3 Servant Ballarat Bendigo 22 John & Elizabeth Single Nil Native  C. of E. Pregnant President 29 Jul. 1899   23 Oct. 1899       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1899/00
Ross Alexander 478 Miner Bull Dog Bourne Bridge, Sutherland 32 Alexander & Isabella Single nil 1859 Presbyterian Phthilis Drs. Twentyman, Shopper & Steinfeld 16 Feb. 1864 27 14 Mar. 1864     Left on his own request to go in to the District Hospital Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1864
Ross Alexander 120 Labourer Weatherboard Ross Shire, Scotland 71 Roderick & Isabella Widower 1 1852 Presbyterian Infirm Gen. Committee 30 Apr. 1895 61         Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1894/95
Ross Alexander 197     Scotland 74         Presbyterian                 Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1897/98
Ross Alexander       Scotland 73         Presbyterian       365         Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1898/99
Ross Alexander       Scotland 76         Presbyterian             2 October, 1901   Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1901/02
Ross David   Blacksmith Sandhurst Worcestershire 80 James & Elizabeth Widower 4 1851 C.E. Imbecile General Committee per Correspondence 3 July, 1892 363       ?? Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1891/92
Ross David       England 85         C.E.       60 29 Aug. 1895     Sent to Incurable Hospital Melbourne Register of Inmates 1889-1897 1895/96
Ross Fanny 277 Domestic Melbourne Sydney 17 Robert Charles & Jessie Single - Native Presbyterian Pregnant President 13 Aug. 1913   3 Sept. 1913       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1913/14
Ross George 183 Farmer Alfredton Rossshire, Scot. 70 Margaret & John Single - 1869 Presbyterian Done Up Gen. Committee 3 Apr. 1909       23 August, 1909 2-5 a.m. From Hospital Register of Inmates 1907-1915 1908/09
Ross Hector 82 Labourer Wanderer Ross Shire, Scotland 84 Hugh & Catherine Widower Nil 1852 Presbyterian Infirm Ex. Committee 6 Apr. 1899 86         Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1898/99
Ross Hector       Scotland 87         Presbyterian         20 Feb. 1902       Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1901/02
Ross James 3952 Miner ( Buninyongshire ) Buninyong St. George, Bermuda 68 James & Nancy Widower 1 1852 Baptist Asthma H. Joseph Esq., President 24 Oct. 1881     W 2 November, 1881 Brought to the Asylum in cab from Buninyong by Police in a very low and weak state. 10 a.m. Cash 7/6d. found and paid to Secretary. Register of Inmates 1881-1889 1881
Ross James 31 Labourer Learmonth Inverness, Scotland 78 James & Ann Widower 4 1852 Presbyterian Infirm Gen. Committee 3 Nov. 1898 240       From Hospital Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1898/99
Ross James       Scotland 81         Presbyterian             18 October, 1902   Register of Inmates 1898-1907 1901/02
Ross Janet 37 Servant Buninyong Ilabrook 28 Alexander Single 1 Native Presbyterian Pregnant Em. Case 17 Feb. 1898 15 3 Mar. 1898       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1897/98
Ross     Female Child   Born in the Asylum   Janet       Presbyterian     19 Feb. 1898 13 3 Mar. 1898       Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1897/98
Ross Jessie   A Female Child   B.A. Ballarat                         22 August, 1913 Born at B.A. Ballarat on 19/8/13 named Jessie Register of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1916 1913/14
Ross John 1401 Gardener Woodstock Station, Avoca Glasgow, Scotland 73 Donald & Mary Single nil 1850 Presbyterian Rhumatics General Committee 29 Dec. 1868   14 Sept. 1869     Gave notice. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1868
Ross John 1611 Engineer Ballarat Edinboro, Scotland 38 John & Jane Married nil 1853 Presbyterian Phthisis G. Lovett Esq., President 30 Aug. 1869       1 November. 1869  Very ill on admission at 1 1/2 p.m Buried by his sister as Nov. 2. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1869
Ross John 1731 Shepherd Clapputon on the Wimmera Lanarkshire, Scotland 75 John & Mary Widower nil 1850 Presbyterian Old & Infirm General Committee 22 Mar. 1870   4 Nov. 1871     Had come home drunk Sunday 29 Sept. and quarrelsome with the inmate Nichols, and rather than be brought before the Committee, gave notice and left. Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1870
Ross John 3046 Labourer Tourella Glasgow 78 John & Mary Widower 1 1859 R.C. Rhumatics General Committee 9 Jan. 1872           Register of Inmates 1860-1872 1871
Ross John                             18 Mar. 1876     Came home drunk on St. Patrick’s Day, quarreled and assaulted the inmate Patrick Walsh, under great provocation of abuse and
absconded on te morning of the 18th before breakfast taking his new clothes with him.
Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1876
Ross John 3011 Shepherd Clapperton, Wimmera Glasgow, Scotland 83 John & Mary Widower 1 1850 R.C. Old & Infirm House Committee 18 Apr. 1876         Readmitted and confined to the grounds for 2 months. Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1876
Ross John 3610 Bricklayer Epping nr. Melbourne Bristol, Somersetshire 81 Page & Maria Single   1846 C.E. Old & Infirm General Committee 13 Jan. 1880   31 Aug. 1880     Appeared before the General Committee stating he was going to leave, wanted a pr. of blankets, was refused, and advised to remain. Register of Inmates 1873-1880 1880
Ross John                               103 9 April, 1880 Was found dead in the Lower Summer House at 6 1/2 a.m. by inmate Watson, where he had hanged himself, came home of the evening of the 8th. drunk, quarrelled with inmate Northwood outside the gate, was parted by the Wardsman George Kay, acme in to his supper and