Family of Edwin & Mary Ann Best

George Alfred

George Alfred was born at Ryde in 1871. He married Lillian Charlotte Wiseman in 1896. Lillian was the daughter of John Wiseman (d.1902) and Martha (Byrne) of Wiseman's Ferry fame.

George was a plumbing contractor and lived at Annandale from 1898-03, then at Parramatta Rd (now Victoria Rd) West Ryde, from about 1910 - 1920. He later moved to Auburn where he died in 1934.

George (jnr) and his mother, Lillian George and Lillian had one son, George, born in 1906.

Lillian worked as housekeeper for a Church of England minister at Punchbowl until she died in 1951.


Family of George and Lillian Best

George, married Mina Buchanan in 1930 and they had two children, Dorothea and George. They lived at Bundeena, NSW, but separated by 1940.

George used to play the organ. He played at the Civic Theatre, Auburn, with Knight Barnett
Mina died 1995.