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Family of George SAFFIN and Catherine (Kate) ANNETT

Husband: George SAFFIN (1885-1926)
Wife: Catherine (Kate) ANNETT (1884-1938)
Children: William Henry SAFFIN (1912-1990)
Sarah Edith (Edie) SAFFIN (1913-1944)
Victoria Jane SAFFIN (1916-2006)
Bertha Catherine SAFFIN (1918-1997)
Frederick (Fred) George SAFFIN (1919-1980)
Marriage 10 May 1911 Wallacedale, Victoria, Australia.

Husband: George SAFFIN

Name: George SAFFIN1,2
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Mr
Father: William SAFFIN (c. 1853-1941)
Mother: Mary Ann JORDAN (c. 1858-1904)
Birth Q4 1885 Cheriton Bishop , Devon, England
Death 18 Jul 1926 (age 40) Branxholme, Victoria, Australia3
Burial c. 20 Jul 1926 Condah, Victoria, Australia.3

Wife: Catherine (Kate) ANNETT

Name: Catherine (Kate) ANNETT4
Sex: Female
Name Prefix: Miss
Father: Henry ANNETT (1845-1927)
Mother: Sarah JACKSON-MILLARD (1850-1927)
Birth 18 Feb 1884 Narrawong, Victoria, Australia.
Death 10 Nov 1938 (age 54) Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Burial 12 Nov 1938 Condah Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.

Child 1: William Henry SAFFIN

Name: William Henry SAFFIN4
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Mr
Spouse: Esther Caroline MIRTSCHIN (1907-1984)
Birth 10 Feb 1912 Wallacedale, Victoria, Australia.
Death 8 Sep 1990 (age 78) Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Burial c. 12 Sep 1990 Meredith, Victoria, Australia.

Child 2: Sarah Edith (Edie) SAFFIN

Name: Sarah Edith (Edie) SAFFIN4
Sex: Female
Name Prefix: Miss
Spouse: Stanley Jas (Stan) PRICE (c. 1935-c. 1973)
Birth 15 Apr 1913 Wallacedale, Victoria, Australia
Death 17 Dec 1944 (age 31) Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Child 3: Victoria Jane SAFFIN

Name: Victoria Jane SAFFIN4
Sex: Female
Name Prefix: Miss
Spouse: Arnold Helveg HANDBERG (1906-1968)
Birth 19 Dec 1916 Wallacedale, Victoria, Australia.
Death 29 Jul 2006 (age 89) Colac, Victoria, Australia.
Burial 3 Aug 2006 Macarthur Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.

Child 4: Bertha Catherine SAFFIN

Name: Bertha Catherine SAFFIN4
Sex: Female
Name Prefix: Miss
Spouse: PRIVATE ( - )
Birth 28 Apr 1918
Death 21 Jul 1997 (age 79) Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Burial 27 Jul 1997 Western Geelong Cemetery, Geelong

Child 5: Frederick (Fred) George SAFFIN

Name: Frederick (Fred) George SAFFIN4
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Mr
Spouse: Gwendoline Nita TARDREW (1922-2000)
Birth 28 Nov 1919
Death 1980 (age 60-61) Werribee, Victoria, Australia
Burial 1980 Werribee Cemetery, Victoria, Australia

Note on Husband: George SAFFIN

Not much is known of George's early life in England or in Australia. It is understood that George Saffin came out from England as a Groom for a Dr Haydon at Macarthur. Further checking is still being done (Feb 2011), but it is thought that George Saffin came to Australia on the "Ortona" - 21 October 1908.


George meet Miss Catherine (Kate) Annett, and they were married at Wallacedale, Victoria on the 10 May 1911.

Information regarding their early years before and after their marriage is unknown. However, it is known that George Saffin was operating the Butcher Shop at Wallacedale when he died suddenly on 18 July 1926.


George is buried at Condah Cemetery with his wife Kate.3

Note on Wife: Catherine (Kate) ANNETT

Miss Catherine (Kate) Saffin, nee' Annett, took a "fancy" to a young groom she met at Wallacedale.


She married George Saffin at Wallacedale, Victoria on the 10 May 1911.

Information regarding their early lives is not known. George Saffin was operating the Butcher Shop at Wallacedale when he died suddenly on 18 July 1926.


Following George's death, Kate continued to operate the Butcher Shop at Wallacedale with the assistance of an employee and her family. Henry as her oldest son was called, must have learnt his butchering skills at this time for Henry's sons Noel and George, recall his extensive knowledge of butchering.


After the closurer of the Butcher Shop at Wallacedale, Kate purchased a house in Hamilton and moved there with her family and operated a boarding house. Kate died in 1938 at Hamilton.

She is buried in the Condah Cemetery with her husband George.


Information taken from Hamilton Spectator.

Death Notice.


Saffin - On November 10th, at Hamilton. Catherine, widow of the late

George Saffin, and loving mother of Henry, Edith, Victoria (Mrs

Handberg), Bertha ( Mrs J. Dalton) and Fred.

Aged 53 Years.

At Rest.


Funeral Notice.


Saffin - The friends of the late Mrs Catherine Saffin are respectfully

informed that her funeral will leave the Church of England,

Wallacedale, THIS DAY (Saturday, November 12th,1938) after a service

commencing at 1.30pm, for the Condah Cemetery.


Frank Greed & Sons, Funeral Directors, Hamilton. Phone 24.


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
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