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Yeldham House, Bardrop House, Cottage

These buildings were all on Lot 300 (currently Shack Motors buildings) in Queen Victoria Street (formerly Cantonment Road) above Beach Street.

Yeldham House was briefly the residence of the family of C.Y. O'Connor for a few months from January 1893. (Evans)

Yeldham House is probably named after the family name of James Manning's wife, Jane Yeldham. Which suggests that he built it, as well as Bardrop/Burdrop House (and Cottage) on the same site. Bardrop House was James Manning's residence.

Bardrop House was at 83 Cantonment Road - later 56 Queen Victoria Street.

The original Bardrop is in Oxfordshire - except that it's spelt Burdrop. James Manning was born there.

Rev. Robert Hanlin's family was living in Bardrop Cottage in 1890. He was the founder of the Scots Presbyterian Church (in South Terrace). (Erickson)

HANLIN, (Rev.) Robert. b. 9.7.1855 (Stonehouse Lanark Scotland), son of John (merchant). Arr. 21.9.1886 per Carthage from London, m. 7.1878 Emily Armit MacKAY b. 6.12.1853, dtr of James & Jane Manning & widow of Roderick. Chd. Emily Armit b. 1890 (Frem. Presb.), John Francis bp. 1890 (Frem. Presb.), Robert Trewelyan b. 1892 (Frem. Presb.), Reginald Alan b. 1895 (Frem. Presb.), Margaret Daisy, Eric. Had been assistant minister at Stirling Scotland. Founded Scots Presbyterian Church, Fremantle (first services in Oddfellows & Town Halls). 1890 lived at "Burdrop Cottage". 1897 bought land at Bedfordale & built house "Mt Paradise". Educ. Glasgow University & Free Church College, Glasgow. Presb.

References and Links

Evans, A.G. 2001, C. Y. O'Connor: His Life and Times, UWAP.

Erickson, Rica et al. 1987 (etc.), Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.


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