Robert and Eliza Cherry grave (Melbourne Cemetery)




Robert Cherry 1838-1910 and his wife Elisabeth (Eliza) (nee Blair) 1841-1899. Robert is the son of William and Jane Cherry. Robert built Seaford Estate north of Cherry Lake. Seaford Estate was a large property that stood on an area of land bordered by Millers Road, Kororoit Creek Road and Kororoit Creek.

Robert served as a Werribee councillor and was elected as Shire President in 1881-1882 and again in 1896-1897. Robert spent his later years in Seaford House in Auburn Road, Hawthorn where his wife Eliza died in 1899.

Robert and Eliza are buried within Melbourne Cemetery near William and Jane Cherry (Presbyterian, Section G)

Research: Ann Cassar and Graeme Reilly (ALHS) 2020