Historical information

Mr John Herron and his wife Isa Mary Herron purchased the house at 4 Vickery Street Bentleigh in 1950 from Miss M Marriott. He was a descendant of John James an early settler dairyman in Moorabbin Shire and Miss M Marriott was a descendant of the early settler market gardeners Marriott family. Mr Herron lived there until 1989 and the house was then demolished and turned into a carpark for the busy Shopping precinct of Centre Road, Bentleigh.


The Marriott family were early settler market gardeners from 1878 in the area of Dendy’s 1841 Special Survey and John Herron was a descendant of Philip Jones , a chair-maker, who settled in the area of East Brighton, now Bentleigh, in 1852

Physical description

An original paper statement of receipt issued by William Meldrum for £100 deposit paid on March 28th 1950 by Mr John Herron for purchase of the house at 4 Vickery Street Bentleigh

Inscriptions & markings

BENTLEIGH ESTATE AGENCY TAXATION & INSURANCE / WILLIAM MELDRUM / ESTABLISHED / 1908 Incorporating W.H.Wood & Co., Next Railway Station,/ SWORN VALUER and GOVERNMENT / APPROVED VALUER 367 a Centre Road / Bentleigh / Telephone XU 1404 / Fellow of the Real Estate and Stock Institute of Victoria / Associate of the Commonwealth Institute of Accountants/ Fellow of the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers
Stamp in left bottom VICTORIA STAMP DUTY 3d with signature initials / Letter dated 28th day of March 1950 and signed SP W Meldrum / C Raveand