William Isaac B Mote1

M, #498, b. 23 October 1852, d. 1933
FatherWilliam Edward Mote b. 2 May 1830, d. c Sep 1908
MotherEllen Evenden b. c 1831
RelationshipsGrandnephew of John William Mote
Grandson of Edward Mote
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote : Site Administrator
EVENTDATEPLACE
Birth23 October 185212 Penton Street, Newington, England2,3,4
Marriagecirca March 1874Wandsworth, London, England5
Marriage1913Sydney, NSW, Australia6
Death1933Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia7
(Witness) CensusWilliam Isaac B Mote appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of William Edward Mote and Ellen Evenden at 5 Clarence Street, St Georges, Southwark, Surrey, England.11 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Isaac B Mote appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of William Edward Mote and Ellen Evenden at 10 Latchmere Road, Battersea, London, Middlesex, England.10 
EmigrationWilliam Isaac B Mote and Emma Maria Wisenden emigrated in 1874 from England and arrived in Sydney, Australia on 22 June 1874 aboard the ship Jerusalem. 
NewspaperWilliam Isaac B Mote and Emma Maria Wisenden were mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 19 February 1878 as follows:

DEATHS.

EMANUEL. --At her residence, 156, Alberto-terrace, Darlinghurst Road, Dinah, relict of the late Samuel Emanuel, Esq., of Goulburn and Sydney, aged 68.

MOTE. --February 18, at Belmore-street, Albion Estate, Alice Herbert, infant daughter of William I. B. and E. M. Mote, aged 4 months 12 days.

THORN. -February 18, at her residence. Raglan-street, Alex- dria, Sarah, wife of John Thorn, aged 62. Friends please accept this notice.

WENTWORTH - February 15, William Wentworth, of Bay- street, Glebe, Sydney, aged 64 years, youngest son of Robert.12

 
NewspaperWilliam Isaac B Mote was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 30 March 1899 as follows:

CHURCH NEWS.

LENTEN MUSICAL SERVICE AT THE

CENTENARY HALL.

The cantata "Penitence, Pardon, and Peace," by J. H. Maunder, arranged for orchestration by Mr. W. I. B. Mote, was presented last evening to a large audience at the Centenary Hall, York-street. The cantata, which embraces some hymn tunes and attractive solos and choruses, was well rendered by a choir and orchestra. The soloists were: -Soprano, Miss Ethel B. Kennedy , baratone, Mr. F. Barnard. The Rev. W. Taylor presided. The leaders of the orchestra were Messrs. W. Williams and W. Holy- oak; organist, Mr. Arnold R. Mote, and conductor,

Mr. W. I. B. Mote.12

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 27 April 1933 as follows:

MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. W. I. B. Mote, aged 80 years. Although, perhaps, not so well known to the present generation of musicians, Mr. Mote was a leading figure in Sydney musical circles many years ago. In- deed, his pioneering work, especially in choral music, was such that its influence is still in evidence. He arrived in New South Wales in 1873, and soon afterwards took up the position of choirmaster at the Bourke-street Congregational Church. Later on he was choirmaster and leader of the orchestra for 23 years at the Centenary Hall, York-street (the then headquarters of what is now known as the Central Methodist Mission). There he introduced some of the works which have continued to increase in popularity, such as "Olivet to Calvary," "Penitence, Pardon, and Peace," and other works by Maunder and by Gaul. He was in close touch with those two composers, and was thus enabled to intro- duce most of their new compositions into Australia. He was at one time librarian of the Sydney Liedertafel, and was largely re- sponsible for the high standard to which the orchestra of that organisation attained. In recent years he had lived in retirement at

Hunter's Hill.

Mr. Mote is survived by Mrs Mote and by three sons and a daughter by his first marriage. The sons are Messrs. Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote, and the daugh-

ter is Mrs. W. M. Gee.

The funeral will take place this morning, leaving the residence at Hunter's Hill at 10 o'clock for the Rookwood Cemetery.12

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 28 April 1933 as follows:

OBITUARY.

-.-

MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The funeral of Mr W I B Mote took place in the Independent Cemetery Rookwood yesterday morning following a service at the residence at Hunters Hill, conducted by the superintendent of the Central Methodist Mis- sion the Rev R J Williams. The Rev H C Foreman officiating at the graveside said that Mr Mote had lived a crowded and useful life He lived intensely and was moved bv a great love for music. He created traditions of Church music and choir effort and was a great leader. His services to the Methodist Mission could never be estimated ' His three fine sons are here to day and I know they appreciate the traditions taught them by their father said Mr Foreman. They hold honoured positions in the community because of his guidance.

Members of the Apollo Club assisted in the singing of Lead Kindly Light at the grave- side. The Rev R J Williams read the lesson

The chief mourners were Messrs Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote (sons), Messrs G C M and Gilbert Gee (grandsons). Others present included Messrs W J Stewart, Harry Brewer, F E Wil- lams, E Sussmilch and J Lovatt (Apollo Club), A A McCoy, F Stonier and J Harrington.12



 

Family 1

Emma Maria Wisenden b. circa 1850
Children

Family 2

Annie Buckley d. 1947
ChartsDescendant Chart - Edward Mote b. before 1775
Last Edited4 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. It has been assumed that the W I B Mote is the William Isaac B Mote married in 1874.
  2. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Death Certificate - Place of Registration: Hunters Hill; Year: 1933; Number: 6756.
  3. [S6] UK Registered BDMs, , Birth 1852 Q4 Newington 1d 211.
  4. [S15] , Birth Certificate, Birth William Isaac Mote
    BXCB 325420 25 October 2005 (unknown file date).
  5. [S3] FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriage 1874 Q1 Wandsworth 1d 689.
  6. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Marriage Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1913; Number: 544.
  7. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Place of Registration: Hunters Hill; Year: 1933; Number: 6756.
  8. [S15] , Birth Certificate, Birth of eldest son William Isaac
    BXCB 325420 25 October 2005 (unknown file date).
  9. [S113] Baptismal Record: Baptism of Walter James Mote.Unknown repository.
  10. [S17] 1871 England Census.
  11. [S10] 1861 London Census.
  12. [S123] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  13. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Death Certificate - 10859/1953 NSW.
  14. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1876; Number: 1901.
  15. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1877; Number: 3106.
  16. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1879; Number: 1815.
  17. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1883; Number: 3455.
  18. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Death Certificate - 18784/1963 NSW.