Thursday, January 8, 2015

F. Emily (Brighouse) & George Petfield

Frances Emily (known as Emily) Brighouse was born 2 October 1884 in Nerang, Queensland, Australia and died 18 September 1975 in Brisbane, Queensland. Emily married George Petfield (1883-1953) on 17 May 1911 in Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland.
George Petfield was born in Sheffield on 2 May 1883, the sixth child of Edward and Mary Petfield.  George lived with his family in Warmington Street, Paddington and attended the Milton State School and the Latrobe Terrace Methodist Church. You might like to visit my Petfield Family Archives Blog at

Emily was born on 2 October 1884 at Nerang, Queensland to parents Edward Joseph Brighouse (26 September 1854 - 28 August 1911) and Mary Eleanor Cripwell (5 April 1854 - 1 December 1930).
Emily's siblings were Henry (Harry) Joseph Brighouse born 17 January 1878, Ernest (Ernie) Arthur Brighouse born 17 April 1880, Eleanor Ruby Brighouse born 16 May 1888 and Cecil George born 25 May 1892.

Edward Joseph Brighouse's parents were Joseph Brighouse (1814 - 1880) and Hannah Turner (died 1879) and an only child. Mary Eleanor Cripwell's parents were Henry Cripwell (1816 - 1907) and Eleanore Ellen Price (born 1817). On my family tree I have 15 generations of Cripwells dating back to Richard Crepel who died in 1599.

Brighouse family - Back row - Henry Brighouse, Uncle John from South Africa, Ernest Brighouse. Front row -  Emily Brighouse, father Edward Brighouse, Cecil Brighouse, Mother Eleanor Brighouse, Ruby Brighouse. Taken about 1898.

Brighouse family - Ernest Brighouse, Emily Brighouse, Henry Brighouse, Ruby Brighouse, Uncle John. Seated Eleanor Brighouse. Kneeling Cecil. Photo taken 1909. 

Sisters - (Frances) Emily and (Eleanor) Ruby Brighouse.
Emily Brighouse - 2nd prize in her Scripture examination in 1897 at the Queensland Primative Methodist Sunday School.

George Petfield married Frances Emily Brighouse 17 May 1911. Back row: Cecil Brighouse, George & Emily Petfield, Ruby Brighouse, Harry Brighouse. Front row: Henrietta (Ettie) Petfield, Daisy Cripwell (17 year old cousin), Arthur Petfield, Grace Fordyce (friend).

George and Emily Petfield set up their first home in Armstrong Terrace, Paddington.  Whilst at this address they had three children - Allan Edward Petfield born 12 July 1912, Gladys Penelope Petfield born 29 June 1915 and Joan Mavis Petfield born 8 September 1917.

In approximately 1919 George built a large home at 115 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington.  Like many in the family he was a builder.  George built many houses in the district, many in association with his younger brother Arthur.  They were recognised as good workmen and many of their homes are standing today.  Together they built the School of Arts at Woody Point and homes in the Redcliffe area.

115 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington built 1919

115 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington. Restored by David Cartwright late 1970s

George and Arthur Petfield built a holiday house next door to each other in Bank Street, Margate.  The Margate homes were the centre of pleasant times for many members of the family who spent holidays and weekends at Margate.

George & Emily Petfield's holiday house at Bank St, Margate.
Arthur & Florence Petfield's holiday house at Bank Street, Margate.

George Petfield was a kean cricket player and umpired matches with church cricket teams.  He also played indoor bowls and was a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites.  George also led a Junior Branch of the Society.  He was active in the Methodist Order of Knights and held high office.  He accepted responsibility in various offices at the Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church where the family worshipped each Sunday.

When building work was slow George, together with his brother-in-law Cecil Brighouse, ran the Wilston Bus Company, where he worked until the age of 50 (1933). When brother Arthur Petfield gave up building, he also drove buses on the Petfield/Brighouse Wilston run.

Arthur Petfield drove buses on Wilston run.

Emily Petfield was involved in church activities all her life.  She was an alto in the church choir, a member of the Women's Guild and did lots of cooking for cake stalls.

George and Emily Petfield had three children - Allan Edward Petfield born 12 July 1912, Gladys Penelope Petfield born 29 June 1915 and Joan Mavis Petfield born 8 September 1916.
George & Emily Petfield with Allan, Gladys & Joan.

George & Emily Petfield with Allan, Gladys & Joan 1950

Allan & Winsome Petfield

Allan Edward Petfield grew up in Paddington, Brisbane and attended Ithaca Creek State School.  He worshipped at Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church at Paddington and active in Christian Endevour. Allan was a Local Preacher from 1932 - 1977 and appointed a Home Missionary in Clermont 1933, Longreach 1934 and Proston 1935.

The Petfield family billeted 2 girls from Melbourne when the Christian Endevour Convention was held in Brisbane 7 - 23 October 1935. Winsome Lorne Macdougall (born 22 July 1913) was one of those girls.

George & Emily Petfield, Gladys, Joan, Winsome Macdougall, Allan Petfield. 13 October 1935 at 115 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane.
The Petfields at Margate. Allan, Winsome, Emily & George Petfield.

A long distance romance developed. Allan visited Melbourne for a month over December 1936/January 1937. Winsome visited Allan in Brisbane July/August 1937. Allan was in Melbourne again December 1937 to February 1938. He gained a position with "Woolworths" in Sydney March - December 1938. Winsome joined Allan in Sydney April - December 1938. Allan & Winsome announced their engagement when they returned to Melbourne on 12 December 1938.

Allan & Winsome married on 4 November 1939 at Queen's College in Melbourne. They bought their first home in 1940 at 17 Dalny Road, Murrmbeena, Melbourne and remained in Melbourne. Allan served in the RAAF as a Chaplain with YMCA during WW2. Allan had a Managerial role with "Woolworths"1938-1942 and with "Harris Scarfe Pty.Ltd." after the War. Allan had his own Bus and Hardware business and built a sun room & rumpus room as additions to their house, following in his father's footsteps.

Allan travelled interstate with "Wells Organisation" (a Church fundraising organisation of all denominations), then joined "Methodist Stewardship" with appointments in Victoria & Tasmania & New Zealand.

Regular family visits between Melbourne and Brisbane to catch up with the family were enjoyed.

Allan & Wyn enjoyed overseas travel in their retirement. The Petfields had 2 daughters, Joy and Dawn, 5 Grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren.

Mr & Mrs Allan Petfield married 4 November 1939.

George & Emily Petfield visited Allan & Winsome Petfield in Melbourne 4 November 1940.

Joan Petfield visited her neices Joy and Dawn in Melbourne October 1947.

Grandfather Petfield visited Joy & Dawn in Melbourne October 1947.

Petfields & Macdougalls in Brighton 25 October 1947

Nana Petfield leaves Melbourne 10 November 1947.

Grandfather Petfield visits Melbourne 28 April 1948 - Joy & Dawn Petfield.

Gladys & Harold Cartwright

Gladys Penelope Petfield attended Ithaca Creek State School, followed by Commercial High in Brisbane. She became a Stenographer. Gladys was active in Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church in Paddington, Comrades and Christian Endevour where she found romance. On 27 May 1939 Gladys married Harold William Cartwright (born 22 January 1911) at Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church.

Gladys Petfield and Harold Cartwright married on 27 May 1939 at Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church. Bridesmaid seated left is Joan Petfield. Groomsman right is Allan Petfield.

Harold attended Brisbane Grammar and spent most of his working life with T&G Insurance Company as an Accountant. Harold was an Aircraftsman in RAAF during WW2, serving in New Guinea. George Petfield built Gladys & Harold their one and only home in 9 Hardwick Terrace, Bardon.  The couple spent 64 years of married life in that home and Glad lived there alone for another 3 years after Harold's death in April 2003.

The family were active in the Bardon Methodist Church. Gladys sang in the choir, played the piano, was very hospitable and a great cook. Glad's committment to her family went hand-in-hand with her commitment to her Lord. Glad was Generous, Loving, Available, Devoted, Young-at-heart, Selfless (GLADYS). Glad passed away 8 March 2006. Harold enjoyed playing bowls at Toowong Bowls Club and a great craftsman with timber in his retirement. They had 4 children, 10 Grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

George Petfield built 9 Hardwick Terrace, Bardon for Harold & Gladys Cartwright 1939.

Harold & Glad Cartwight with children - Noel, Janice, Desley & David.

Glad & Harold lived at 9 Hardwick Terrace, Bardon until their deaths.

Glad Cartwright at home making meringues.

Harold Cartwright

Glad & Harold Cartwrightr with children Desley, David, Jan, Noel.
Gail&David, Ross&Desley, Philip&Jan, Noel&Shirley, Glad & Harold Cartwright.

Harold and Glad Cartwright celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 27 May 1999 with family.

Harold & Glad Cartwright with Jan & Philip Walker and family.

Harold & Glad Cartwright, Desley & Ross Garnett and fmaily.
Harold & Glad Cartwright with David & Gail Cartwright and son.

Joan & Basil Davey

Joan Petfield attended Ithaca Creek State School for her primary education, followed by Brisbane State High School. Joan was apprenticed as a Dressmaker.  During the War years Joan worked in communications at the Telegram Section in the Queen Street General Post Office. After the War she took up Dressmaking again, operating her business from home in Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington.

Joan was very active in Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church, sang in the choir and a leader of the Junior Endevour Group.

Basil Charles Davey (born 26 January 1916) and Joan Petfield married on 11 March 1950  at Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church.

Rev. Basil & Mrs Joan Davey 11 March 1950, Emily & George Petfield, flowergirls Joy and Janice.
Joan Petfield & Basil Davey married 11 March 1950.  Bridesmaids - Estelle Adsett and Joyce Miles.  Flowergirls - Joy Petfield and Janice Cartwright.
Basil was in the Methodist ministry, together he and Joan were a great team as they took up appointments in Innisfail, Townsville, Stanthorpe, Dalby, Ashgrove, Moorooka, Annerly, Lutwych and Hospital Chaplaincy.

Basil and Joan built their retirement home in Cleveland in 1982.  Basil passed away on 26 October 1989.  Joan continued to live in the home until 1998 when she moved to the Nandeebie Retirement Village. Joan passed away on 12 December 2003.  Davey's had 2 sons and 4 Grand children.

Basil & Joan Davey.  Joan celebrated her 70th birthday with family on 8 September 1987.
Joan and Gladys telephoned each other nearly every day, to be up-to-date with family matters!

Glad, Basil, Harold & Joan enjoyed their times together.
Glad & Harold Cartwright visit Joan at "Nandeebie" Alexandra Hills, Brisbane.

George Petfield died suddenly on 6 June 1953 at the age of 70 years while working on the Bank Street, Margate holiday house. He came in for afternoon tea and while Emily was getting his cuppa he peacefully passed away in the chair from a heartattack. 

George & Emily Petfield's Bank St, Margate holiday house.

George was cremated at Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens on 9 June 1953.
Emily lived another 22 years. 

Emily Petfield 9 February 1952 - 69 years.

Emily Petfield on 6 April 1975 at age 90 years.

Joan Davey, Emily Petfield, Glad Cartwright 6 April 1975.

Emily died 18 September 1975 and cremated at Mt. Thompson Memorial Gardens. Emily lived in her home at 115 Rockbourne until near the end of her life.  She died at Chermside Garden Settlement, Brisbane for breast cancer.

George and Emily Petfield at Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens, Holland Park, Brisbane.

I acknowledge and give credit to the work of Glen Petfield in the book "The Australian Petfield Family 1888 - 1999" and to Anne Moutrie for all her family research. You might also like to look at

This blog has been written by Joy Olney as another way of sharing family history with descendents of the Petfield & Brighouse family.  They do not cover all branches. 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Edward J.& M.Eleanor (Cripwell) Brighouse

The Arms of Brighouse

Joseph Brighouse was born 5 June 1814 and died 29 February 1880. Joseph married Hannah Turner (died 1879).  They had 1 son: Edward Joseph Brighouse, born 26 September 1854.

Edward Joseph Brighouse was born 26 September 1854 in Nottingham, England and died 28 August 1911 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Edward married Mary Eleanor (known as Eleanor) Cripwell (1854-1930) on 27 January 1877 in Derby, England.

Together they had 5 children:
1. Henry (known as Harry) Joseph Brighouse born 17 January 1878 in Nottingham, England and died 17 December 1947 in Brisbane.  Harry married Lydia (Lilly) Mary Mott (1883-1961) on 9 December 1921. They had a son Kenneth Edward Brighouse (1923-1923).

2. Ernest Arthur Brighouse born 17 April 1880 in Nottingham, England and died 12 October 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland.Ernest married Ethel Jolly (1888-1956) on 28 June 1911. They had 3 daughters: Dorothy May Brighouse (born 1912), Majorie Eleanor Brighouse (born 1914), Ida Ruth Brighouse (born 1917).

3. Frances Emily (known as Emily) Brighouse born 2 October 1884 in Nerang, Queensland and died 18 September 1975.  Emily married George Petfield (1883-1953) on 17 May 1911 in Kennedy Terrace Methodist Church, Paddington, Brisbane. They had 3 children: Allan Edward Petfield (1912-1977), Gladys Penelope Petfield (1915-2006), Joan Mavis Petfield (1917-2003).

4. Eleanor Ruby (known as Ruby) Brighouse was born 16 May 1888 in Wallangarra, Queensland and died 9 August 1961 in Brisbane. Ruby remained Single.

5. Cecil George Brighouse was born 25 May 1892 in Bardon, Brisbane and died 28 May 1981 in Greenslopes Military Hospital, Brisbane. Cecil married Ruby Alice Spiller (1894-1963) on 28 March 1921 in Coorparoo, Brisbane. They had 6 children: Malcolm Stanley Brighouse (1922-1942), Edna Frances Brighouse (born 1925), Brian Edward Brighouse (1927-1986), Raymond Robert Brighouse (born 1930), Douglas Ronald Brighouse (born 1932), Edwin George Brighouse (born 1935).

Brighouse family - Standing L-R Henry (Harry), Uncle John, Ernest (Ernie).  Seated L-R Emily, Edward Joseph, Cecil, Mary Eleanor, Ruby Brighouse. Taken about 1898.

Brighouse family - Ernest Brighouse, Emily Brighouse, Henry Brighouse, Ruby Brighouse, Uncle John. Seated Eleanor Brighouse. Kneeling Cecil. Photo taken 1909. 

Sisters - (Frances) Emily and (Eleanor) Ruby Brighouse.

Extracts from the Diary of (Mary) Eleanor Brighouse

(Born 5 April 1854 in Nottingham, England and died 1 December 1930 in Brisbane) 

5 April 1854  Mary Eleanor Cripwell born.
27 January 1877 Mary Eleanor Cripwell married Edward Joseph Brighouse in Derby, England.
29 November 1879 Hannah Brighouse died.
29 February 1880 Joseph Brighouse died.
17 April 1880 Ernest Arthur Brighouse born.
20 November 1882 Edward & Eleanor Brighouse gave up their house to leave England.
27 November 1882 Brighouse family left home for Plymouth. Set sail from England on "Almora".
20 January 1883 Brighouse family arrived in Brisbane, Queensland.
25 June 1883 Went to live in Nerang, Queensland.
2 October 1884 (Francis) Emily Brighouse born in Nerang.
25 September 1886 Brighouse family went to live in Rosalie, Brisbane.
21 January 1887 Great flood in Brisbane.
11 June 1887 Brighouse family went to live in Soudan (Cnr Kaye & Shaw Streets).
14 February 1888 Brighouse family went to live in Wallangarra.
13 May 1888 (Eleanor) Ruby Brighouse born.
26 May 1888 Brighouse family went to live in Marburg.
27 July 1890 Dear Mother Bingera died.
5 March 1891 Brighouse family left Wallangara for Brisbane.
24 January 1892 Ernest Brighouse fell off back verandah, nearly broke his neck.
25 May 1892 Cecil George Brighouse born "Soudan Estate", Rosalie, Brisbane.
1 June 1896 Grandpa Cripwell arrived in Brisbane from England.
27 November 1899 Emily Brighouse started work at Stewarts.
12 October 1901 Father (Henry Cripwell) arrived in London.
15 March 1902 Father (Henry Cripwell) arrived in South Africa from England.
11 May 1904 Eleanor Brighouse left Brisbane for Sydney.
13 May 1904 Eleanor Brighouse left Sydney for South Africa.
25 May 1904 Eleanor Brighouse left Albany for South Africa.
14 June 1904 Eleanor Brighouse arrived in South Africa.
24 August 1904 Eleanor Brighouse left South Africa for home.
24 September 1904 Eleanor Brighouse arrived home from South Africa.
18 July 1905 Harry Brighouse started work at Bingera.
18 September 1905 Ruby Brighouse started work at Miss Keffords.
7 November 1906 Ruby Brighouse started work at Barry's Cashier.
22 June 1907 Henry (Harry) Brighouse left for Bundaberg.
27 March 1907 Dear Father (Henry) Cripwell died in South Africa at his daughter's residence 90 years.
2 August 1910 Edward Joseph Brighouse went to Roma. He was a Railway worker.
28 June 1911 Ernie Brighouse and Ethel Jolly married.
19 November 1911 Edward Brighouse came home from Roma.
28 August 1911 Edward Joseph Brighouse died.
29 August 1911 Edward Brighouse buried at Toowong Cemetery 5pm G1353.
12 July 1912 Allan Petfield born.
29 July 1915 Gladys Petfield born.
25 September 1914 Margery Brighouse born.
13 May 1915 Sister Emily died at Capetown.
21 August 1921 Father left for England.
21 February 1922 Malcolm Stanley Brighouse born.
1 December 1930 Mary Eleanor Brighouse died at Brisbane 6pm.
2 December 1930 Funeral left her residence at Northam Ave, Upper Paddington for Toowong Cemetery.

On my Family Tree I can go back 15 generations of Cripwell/Crepel to Richard Crepel and Ellyn Pymm who married in 1559 and had 11 children.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Samuel H.& Lydia (Thompson) Mott

Samuel Henry Mott born October 1854 born in Surrey, England and died 10 May 1948 in Brisbane, Queensland.
Samuel married Lydia Thompson born 14 September 1849 at Manning River, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia and died 7 July 1895 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 28 April 1881.

Samuel and Lydia Mott had 7 children:
1. Samuel Henry Mott born 23 February 1882 and died 5 June 1928. Samuel married Grace Ellen Swallow (1888-1974) in Brisbane.  They had 3 children: Grace Ellen Mott (born 13 April 1908), Lydia Isabella Mott (born 22 September 1909) Samuel Henry Mott (born 17 February 1913).
2. Lydia (Lilly) Mary Mott born 31 August 1883 and died 27 December 1961.  Lydia married Henry (Harry) Joseph Brighouse born 17 January 1878 in Nottingham, England and died 17 December 1947.
3. William Edwin Mott born 7 April 1885 and died 29 November 1919 as the result of a fight on a Brisbane suburban train where he was the aggressor. He left a wife Anne and 4 children.
4.  Florence Jane Mott born 9 November 1887 in Brisbane and died 12 April 1968 in Brisbane.  Florence married Arthur Petfield born 7 October 1888 and died 20 June 1974 on 1 January 1912 in Brisbane.
5.  Leopold Joseph Mott born 8 March 1890 in Brisbane, Queensland.
6. Arthur Ernest Mott born 19 January 1893 in Queensland.
7. Alfred David Thompson Mott born 7 July 1895 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Lydia Mott died the same date as her youngest child was born - 7 July 1895.

The Mott family. Standing - Alfred, Samuel, William, Leopold.  Seated - Florence, Samuel, Arthur, Lydia Mott

Samuel Henry Mott 1854 - 1949

Lydia Mott (nee Thompson 1849 - 1895

Samuel Henry Mott 1882 - 1928

Leopold Joseph Mott born 1890

Arthur Ernest Mott born 1893

Alfred David Thompson Mott born 1895

Newspaper Headlines 8 December 1919.

The bearing of the case in which John Wilston (38) was accused of having unlawfully killed William Edwin Mott in a train between Cannon Hill and Guanana stations on November 29 was commenced at Wynnum Police Court to-day.

Doctor Dods. Government Medical Officer attributed death, to fracture of the jaw and haemorrhage of the brain.

John Alan Nichol stated a boy named Smythe tried to throw a cardboard match-box out of a carriage window, but the wind blew it back on to deceased, who thereupon turned upon the boy and used bad language. Smythe begged the deceased's pardon, explaining it was an accident. Accused smiled, whereupon deceased turned upon him and there were exchanges of bad language. After several times refusing to fight, the accused rose upon deceased striking at him. Witness described the fight, which they said terminated by the deceased who had previously called out "Oh," falling on his face on the carriage floor. Deceased was the aggressor. After further evidence, accused was committed for trial. Bail was allowed. 

The deceased was a married man. 35 years of age and resided at Bride Street, Wynnam South, and was a carpenter by trade. The accused, who is also a married man, lives at Wynnum and is a porter in the service of the Railway Department,
The folly of a Great uncle.

Lydia (Lilly) Mary Mott & Henry (Harry) Joseph Brighouse

Lydia (Lilly) Mary Mott born 31 August 1883 and died 27 December 1961. 
Lydia married Henry (Harry) Joseph Brighouse born 17 January 1878 in Ruddington, Nottingham, England and died 17 December 1947 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Harry Brighouse came to Australia with his parents Edward Joseph Brighouse (1854-1911) and Mary Eleanor (Cripwell) Brighouse (1854-1930), arriving in Brisbane on 20 January 1883 on the "Almora" at the age of 4 years.

Edward & Eleanor Brighouse had 5 children - Henry Joseph Brighouse (1878), Ernest Arthur Brighouse (1880), Francis Emily Brighouse (1884), Eleanor Ruby Brighouse (1888), Cecil George Brighouse (1892).
Lydia & Harry Mott had 1 son: Kenneth Edward Brighouse born 1923 and died 7 November 1923. Kenneth Brighouse was buried with his grand-parents Edward Joseph & Mary Eleanor Brighouse in Toowong Cemetery.

Both Lydia and Harry Brighouse were buried in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane.

Emily, Harry, Edward, Uncle John, Cecil, Eleanor, Ernest, Ruby Brighouse.

Ernest, Emily, Harry, Ruby, Uncle John. Seated Eleanor, Cecil Brighouse.

Grace Mott, Harry & Lydia Brighouse (nee Mott), Arthur Ernest Mott, Agnes Nelson (Thompson family)

Henry (Harry) Joseph Brighouse 1878 - 1947


Florence Jane Mott & Arthur Petfield

Florence Jane Mott born 9 November 1887 in Brisbane and died 12 April 1968 in Brisbane. Florence married Arthur Petfield born 7 October 1888 and died 20 June 1974 on 1 January 1912 at Saint Andrew's Church in South Brisbane.

Arthur Petfield's parents Edward Petfield (1850-1918) & Mary (Mason) Petfield (1851-1936) arrived in Brisbane on 3 January 1888 on "The Duke of Sutherland" with 7 children - John Mason Petfield (1873-1948), Albert Edward Petfield (1875-1951), William Henry Petfield (1877-1904), Mary Ann Petfield (1879-1958), Esther Petfield (1881-1897), George Petfield (1883-1953), Henrietta Petfield (1885-1937). Arthur Petfield was born in Brisbane (1888-1974).

Florence & Arthur Petfield had 4 children:
1. Arthur Henry Petfield born 10 September 1912 married Elsie Emily Mylchreest born 24 June 1914 on 3 September 1937.
2. Ernest Edward Petfield born 28 May 1916 married Gladys Violet Nicoll born 25 January 1916 on 9 November 1935.
3. Colin David Petfield born 14 April 1919 married Isabella Campbell born 26 January 1916 on 2 November 1940.
4. Ronald Leopold Petfield born 7 July 1922 married Joyce Gilbert born 30 August 1924 on 25 July 1942.

Florence Mott married Arthur Petfield 1 January 1912

Arthur built the Petfield family home at Ellena Street, Paddington

Florence & Arthur Petfield

The Mott, Brighouse & Petfield families were joined by marriages.
Lydia Mott married Harry Brighouse.
Harry's sister - (Frances) Emily Brighouse married George Petfield.
Florence Mott married Arthur Petfield.
George & Arthur Petfield were brothers.

Arthur & George Petfield were builders and built many homes in the Paddington area. They later each built a holiday house next door to each other in Bank Street, Margate. After Arthur gave up building he drove buses on the Wilston run owned by his brother George Petfield and brother-in-law Cecil Brighouse.

Adults - Lydia (Lilly) Brighouse, Ern Petfield (son of Arthur & Flo Petfield), Harry Brighouse (husband of Lilly), Florence Petfield (wife of Arthur Petfield), Joyce Petfield (wife of Ronald Petfield) and seated Samuel Mott. Photo taken 1944.

Arthur Petfield drove a bus on Wilston run in retirement
Arthur & Flo Petfield's holiday house at Bank Street, Margate.

George & Emily Petfield's holiday house at Bank Street, Margate.

I suggest you take a look at "The Australian Petfield Family 1888-1999" by Glen Petfield and my Petfield Family Archives Blog - 

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