Joseph "George" BINNS / Elizabeth Sarah "Betsy" TOPPER


Name Date of Birth Birth Place Date of Death Place of Death
 Joseph "George" BINNS 16 Oct 1880 Shirley 27 Sep 1961 Ballarat.Vic. #18291


Name Date of Birth Birth Place Date of Death Place of Death
 Elizabeth Sarah "Betsy" TOPPER 6 May 1881 Beaufort.Vic. #7110 29 Oct 1958 Ballarat.Vic. #26199


Name Date of Birth Birth Place Date of Death Place of Death
 Marjorie Bessie BINNS 22 Feb 1910 Beeac. Vic. #5671 18 Feb 1989 Ballarat
 Elsie Annie BINNS 2 Feb 1915 Beeac.Vic. #5671 1 Sep 1994 Colac
 Jean Esther BINNS 2 Apr 1917 Beeac.Vic. #9174 18 Sep 1984 Beaufort.Vic. #21731

Family Events

Event Type Date Place Country
Marriage 17 Mar 1909 St.Andrews Kirk Ballarat. #1356R



"Let us no more contend, nor blame,
In offices of love, how we may lighten
The marriage of Mr. J.G.Binns, third son of Mr. Joseph Binns of "Springleigh"
Beech Forest, to Miss Elizabeth (Bessie), youngest daughter of Mr. G.Topper
J.P. of "Wattle Grove" Beaufort, was celebrated at St.Andrews Kirk, Ballarat,
on 17th March. by the Rev. J. McKenzie, of Colac. The bride who was given away
by her father, wore a dress of cream maldona, trimmed with silk insertion. She
wore the usual wreath and veil, and carried a handsome bouquet. The bridesmaid,
Miss Annie Topper (sister of the bride), wore a cream sicilian costume with
brown velvet trimming; brown hat to match; and carried a handsome bag, gift
from the bridegroom. Mr. Thos. Binns (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best
man. The reception was held at Mr. J.M.Klines. The brides travelling dress was
of green and brown striped tweed, with green satin hat, trimmed with green and
brown spotted tulle and autumn leaves. The happy couple left by the evening
train for the metropolis en route for their new home at Alvie. The brides
present to the bridegroom was a set of gold sleeve links. The bridegroom's
present to the bride was a lovely pearl dagger. The bride recieved many
valuable presents amongst them being a hnadsome silver teapot, suitably
inscribed, from St John's Church and Sunday School, Beaufort; and a silver
jam-dish from the Methodist Christian Endeavour Society, of which the bride was
a member.(1)
J.G.Binns 9/6/08
Each other's burdens, in our share of love."
Reference Number: F57
Each other, blamed enough elsewhere, but strive
George wrote in Bessies "Golden Links" book,
(1) Riponshire Advocate Cutting.