Colin James Piper, 1899

Birth September 21, 1899 26 23
Death of a sisterElthel A M Piper
1901 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterAnnie Pretoria Piper
February 6, 1901 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterJessie Kathleen Piper
September 13, 1902 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterHilda Clarice Piper
April 17, 1904 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a brotherLeslie Ormond Piper
November 13, 1905 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sisterEdna Thornton Piper
June 2, 1910 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward Pearson Piper
June 1, 1913 (aged 13 years)
MarriageVera Mavis MitchellView this family
1921 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sonColin Mitchell Piper
July 11, 1921 (aged 21 years)
Note: Source: death notice
Birth of a brotherRoss Thornton Piper
November 25, 1921 (aged 22 years)

Birth of a sonJack Mitchell Piper
December 22, 1922 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonArthur Keith Piper
1924 (aged 24 years)
Leaves Vera and goes missing
Leaves Vera and goes missing
January 28, 1927 (aged 27 years)

Note: Missing since the 28th Ultimo, from his home, Maroubra Bay Road, Maroubra, Colin James Piper, 27 years of age, about 6 feet high, medium build, dark complexion and hair, brown eyes, clean shaven, scar across chin, dressed in a dark cloth suit, grey felt hat and tan shoes, a clerk. Information to Vera Piper and the above address. New South Wales Government. Police Gazettes. Series 10958, Reels 3129-3143, 3594-3606. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
Warrant for arrest
Abandoned Vera
February 9, 1927 (aged 27 years)
Note: A warrant was issued by the Children's Court Bench…

A warrant was issued by the Children's Court Bench for Colin's arrest for wife desertion.

Newspaper article: A warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench for the arrest of COLIN JAMES PIPER, charged with wife desertion. He is 27 years of age, 6 feet high, slight build, dark complexion, brown hair and eyes; a clerk. Complainant, Vera Piper, Maroubra Bay, Maroubra. New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930), Wed 9 Feb 1927 [Issue No.6], Page 85

Note: the warrant was cancelled on 1 August 1928. Newspaper article: The warrant for the arrest of COLIN JAMES PIPER, charged with wife desertion, has been cancelled, an exparte order having been made whereby offender was ordered to pay £3 per week for the support of his wife and children, also £2 10s. costs. Vide Police Gazette, 1927, page 434.

Abandoned Vera
Possibly in New Zealand
1928 (aged 28 years)
Address: INQUIRIES ETC., FROM OUTSIDE NEW ZEALAND. Sydney (New South Wales). Inquiries are requested for Colin James Piper, who has left his wife and three children destitute at Sydney. Description: Age twenty-nine, height about 5ft 11in., clerk, medium build, dark complexion and hair, brown eyes, clean shaven, scar across chin. If located a communication is to be sent to the Commissioner of Police, Wellington, in whose office a photograph of Piper is filed. Archives New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Item: IE26586227; Roll: R15423701
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Edward Harrigan
May 12, 1929 (aged 29 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames Edward Harrigan
May 1929 (aged 29 years)
Divorce
Divorce
February 28, 1931 (aged 31 years)
Note: PIPER v PIPER.

PIPER v PIPER.

Vera Mavis Piper (formerly Mitchell) sought dissolution of her marriage with Colin James Piper, on the ground of desertion.

They were married at Paddington on January 15, 1921, according to the rites of the Methodist Church. His Honor made a decree nisi, returnable in six months. Mr. K. M. Levy appeared for the petitioner.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Sat 28 Feb 1931, Page 8

Note, decree absolute was granted on 14 October 1931. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wed 14 Oct 1931, Page 8

Death of a fatherJames Pearson Piper
May 25, 1944 (aged 44 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Pearson Piper
May 1944 (aged 44 years)
Event
Legally presumed dead
1945 (aged 45 years)
Note: According to Ancestry researcher Joseph Chesterfield, Colin was legally presumed to be dead in 1945. He wasn't and had already married Beatrice.
Marriage of a childArthur Keith PiperKatherine Hazel QuinnView this family
1948 (aged 48 years)
Burial of a motherLily Amelia Harrigan
June 1955 (aged 55 years)
Death of a motherLily Amelia Harrigan
June 13, 1955 (aged 55 years)
Death of a sisterEdna Thornton Piper
April 22, 1973 (aged 73 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie Pretoria Piper
September 5, 1973 (aged 73 years)
Death of a brotherLeslie Ormond Piper
January 1975 (aged 75 years)

Residence 1977 (aged 77 years)
Note: 1943: George Street, Mayfield, NSW. Worked as a st…

1943: George Street, Mayfield, NSW. Worked as a steel worker 1949: Pacific Hwy, Belmont South, NSW. Worked as a driller 1954: Jones Avenue, Warners Bay, NSW. Worked as a fitter 1958: Smart Street, Charlestown, NSW 1963 - 1980: 8 Hutton Street, Charlestown, NSW

1958 - 1980: Worked as a watchman

Death of a sisterHilda Clarice Piper
August 2, 1982 (aged 82 years)

Death of a brotherEdward Pearson Piper
July 12, 1985 (aged 85 years)
Death of a sisterJessie Kathleen Piper
July 21, 1985 (aged 85 years)
Death of a sonArthur Keith Piper
May 2, 2007 (aged 107 years)
Burial of a sonArthur Keith Piper
May 7, 2007 (aged 107 years)
Family with parents
father
18731944
Birth: May 19, 1873Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 25, 1944Granville, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18761955
Birth: July 26, 1876 37 40Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1955Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 17, 1897Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
elder sister
18981901
Birth: 1898 24 21Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1901Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
himself
1899
Birth: September 21, 1899 26 23Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
younger sister
19011973
Birth: February 6, 1901 27 24Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 5, 1973Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger sister
19021985
Birth: September 13, 1902 29 26Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 21, 1985Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger sister
19 months
younger brother
19051975
Birth: November 13, 1905 32 29Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 1975
5 years
younger sister
19101973
Birth: June 2, 1910 37 33Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1973Camden, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
19131985
Birth: June 1, 1913 40 36Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 12, 1985Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
9 years
younger brother
19212010
Birth: November 25, 1921 48 45
Death: April 2010
Family with Vera Mavis Mitchell
himself
1899
Birth: September 21, 1899 26 23Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage
Marriage: 1921Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
6 months
son
19212016
Birth: July 11, 1921 21 22Llangothlan, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 17, 2016Wynnum, Queensland, Australia
18 months
son
19222015
Birth: December 22, 1922 23 23Guyra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 2015Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
19242007
Birth: 1924 24 24New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 2, 2007Kahibah, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Private
himself
1899
Birth: September 21, 1899 26 23Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Private
Private + Vera Mavis Mitchell
partner’s partner
Private
wife
Leaves Vera and goes missing

Missing since the 28th Ultimo, from his home, Maroubra Bay Road, Maroubra, Colin James Piper, 27 years of age, about 6 feet high, medium build, dark complexion and hair, brown eyes, clean shaven, scar across chin, dressed in a dark cloth suit, grey felt hat and tan shoes, a clerk. Information to Vera Piper and the above address. New South Wales Government. Police Gazettes. Series 10958, Reels 3129-3143, 3594-3606. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Warrant for arrest

A warrant was issued by the Children's Court Bench for Colin's arrest for wife desertion.

Newspaper article: A warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench for the arrest of COLIN JAMES PIPER, charged with wife desertion. He is 27 years of age, 6 feet high, slight build, dark complexion, brown hair and eyes; a clerk. Complainant, Vera Piper, Maroubra Bay, Maroubra. New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930), Wed 9 Feb 1927 [Issue No.6], Page 85

Note: the warrant was cancelled on 1 August 1928. Newspaper article: The warrant for the arrest of COLIN JAMES PIPER, charged with wife desertion, has been cancelled, an exparte order having been made whereby offender was ordered to pay £3 per week for the support of his wife and children, also £2 10s. costs. Vide Police Gazette, 1927, page 434.

Divorce

PIPER v PIPER.

Vera Mavis Piper (formerly Mitchell) sought dissolution of her marriage with Colin James Piper, on the ground of desertion.

They were married at Paddington on January 15, 1921, according to the rites of the Methodist Church. His Honor made a decree nisi, returnable in six months. Mr. K. M. Levy appeared for the petitioner.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Sat 28 Feb 1931, Page 8

Note, decree absolute was granted on 14 October 1931. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wed 14 Oct 1931, Page 8

Event

According to Ancestry researcher Joseph Chesterfield, Colin was legally presumed to be dead in 1945. He wasn't and had already married Beatrice.

Residence

1943: George Street, Mayfield, NSW. Worked as a steel worker 1949: Pacific Hwy, Belmont South, NSW. Worked as a driller 1954: Jones Avenue, Warners Bay, NSW. Worked as a fitter 1958: Smart Street, Charlestown, NSW 1963 - 1980: 8 Hutton Street, Charlestown, NSW

1958 - 1980: Worked as a watchman