Peter Paul Labertouche

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Peter Paul Labertouche

Also Known As: "P.P Labertouche"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Death: January 1907 (77)
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Abel Labertouche and Harriet Hodgkinson
Husband of Eleanor Annie Scales
Father of Ethel Adelaide Labertouche and Raymond Sumner Labertouche
Brother of Abel William Labertouche; Helena Labertouche; Maria Labertouche; Katherine Labertouche and Sarah Labertouche

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About Peter Paul Labertouche

Peter Paul Labertouche

Graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, arriving on October 1852.2 He was Clerk of the Central Roads Board [Victoria] on 4 April 1853. He was Secretary for the Department of Roads and Bridges [Victoria] in 1860. He was Chief Clerk of of the Victorian Railways between 1872 and 1876. He was Secretary of of the Victorian Railways between 1876 and 1892 He lived at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He lived in 1892 at Kensington, London, England.

Peter Paul Labertouche was born in Dublin, Ireland and he was one of 8 children. His mother would have died when he was only 13. His father was Abel Labertouche who was a public notary by profession and a landowner and possibly quite wealthy, and his grandfather Abel William Labertouche Esq also owned land.

Peter Paul evidently had a good education. In 1852 at the age of 22 he arrived at the port of Brisbane on the ship FORMOSA as an unassisted passenger. This means he paid his own way to Australia. Quite possibly his older brother Abel arrived in 1859. A number of young Labertouches arrived in the 1880's possibly nieces. In 1856 he was (noted on 1856 census) living in Lyndurst, Victoria as a single man earning 100 pounds a year on a Govt salary. He at this time apparently had freehold land in Elsternwick. Peter married Eleanor Annie Scales in 1859. He would have been about 30 and Eleanor possibly about 16 years.

They had  6 children,  3 of whom died in infancy. they appeared to live in the Carlton Brunswick area.

One of his daughters, Ethel Adelaide, m. Augustus Pelham Brooke Loftus, second s. of the Rt. Hon. Lord Augustus Loftus, P.C., G.C.B., Governor of N.S.W., 1879-85, younger s. of the 2nd Marquess of Ely, and their son, Guy Alvo Greville Loftus, is heir presumptive to the present Marquess of Ely).

Peter Paul eventually was made Secretary of the Victorian Railways. The Labertouche Creek, and subsequently the town of Labertouche in Victoria (near Drouin) were named after him.

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Peter Paul Labertouche's Timeline

November 1, 1829
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Age 32
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Age 36
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
January 1907
Age 77
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom