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family of Albert West SEDCOLE - Pahiatua

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Albert West SEDCOLE (1843-1928)
was born in 21 June 1843 in Hougham, Dover, England, 1 of 12 children of Captain William Joseph SEDCOLE & Margaret WEST who sailed to New Zealand on his boat the 'Royal Stuart' in 1855. They settled in the South Island and later moved to Wellington

Margaret MARTIN (1844-1920)
was born in Kaiwarrawarra, Wellington to William & Margaret MARTIN who arrived on the NEW ZEALAND which left Cumray on the Clyde on the 4 July 1842 and arrived in Nelson on the 4 November 1842

ALBERT & MARGARET married 17 Jan 1865 in the Christchurch Registry Office

they had 12 children
... 1
1865 - 1910 Margaret Janet Sedcole

born 2 Nov 1865 in Kaiapoi, Canterbury
Margaret married George WHITCOMBE (1854-1919) in 1888
their known children:
* 1889 - 1991 Henry George Whitcombe
* 1890 - Catherine Whitcombe
* 1890 - 1915 Gerald Aubrey Whitcombe (killed in Gallipoli)
* 1892 - 1916 Dorothy Whitcombe (m. Frank Teddy in 1916)
* 1893 - 1893 Geoffrey Martin Whitcombe (aged 6 months)
* 1894 - 1978 Rupert Cyril Whitcombe
* 1895 - 1896 Hugh Cecil Whitcombe (aged 8 months)
* 1901 - 1988 Edward Ralph Whitcombe
MARGARET died 22 Dec 1910 in Kawhia, Waikato aged 45

... 2
1866 - 1866 Lily Sedcole

LILY was born still in Kaiapoi, Canterbury

... 3
1867 - 1871 Alberta Mary 'Bertie' Sedcole

born 1867 in Kaiapoi, Canterbury
BERTIE died 22 Dec 1871 aged 3? in Lyttelton
Wellington Indenpendent, 10 January 1871 DEATH - SEDCOLE, On December 22, at Lyttelton, Bertie, daughter of Mr Albert West Sedcole, aged three years and six months

... 4
1870 - 1903 Albert William Robertson Sedcole

born 18 Feb 1870 in Christchurch
married Elizabeth CHATFIELD (1874-1952) in 1897
they had 2 known children in Pahiatua:
* 1897 - 1908 Mary Margaret Sedcole
* 1902 - 1982 Albert John Sedcole
ALBERT died 23 Jan 1903 in Rotorua aged 32
Manawatu Standard, 9 January 1903 Mr A. W. R. Sedcole, one of the oldest settlers of the Pahiatua district, died suddenly at Rotorua at the end of last week. Deceased, who was well known in the district, was a member of the Akiteo County Council. He leaves a widow and two children. His remains were forwarded from Rotorua, reaching Pahiatua last night
He is buried Plot 4, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
Sacred to the memory of
William Wilson McCardle,
Mayor of Pahiatua.
Beloved husband of Charlotte Isabelle McCardle,
died Oct. 23 1912, aged 44 years.
"At rest".
"I shine in the light of God,
His likeness stamps my brow;
Though the shadows of death my feet have trod,
And I reign in glory now".
Another side statesOn the same pillar on another side:
Also Charlotte Isabel McCardle,
died June 20 1948, aged 76 years.
Another side states:
Also Margaret Kathleen McCardle,
died May 18 1898, aged 5 months
ELIZABETH died in New Plymouth 45 years after him

... 5
1872 - 1948 Charlotte Isabella 'Lottie' Sedcole

born 23 Feb 1872 in Christchurch
Charlotte married William Wilson McCARDLE 20 Nov 1891
their known children, born in Pahiatua:
* 1892 - 1964 Albert William McCardle
* 1894 - 1962 Claude McCardle
* 1895 - 1970 Allen Cecil McCardle
* 1897 - Cyril McCardle
* 1898 - Kathleen Margaret McCardle
* 1901 - Charlotte Isabell Sedcole McCardle
* 1904 - Violet Janet McCardle
* 1905 - Gwendoline Rose McCardle
CHARLOTTE died 20 June 1948 in Pahiatua aged 76

... 6
1874 - 1877 Henry Martin Sedcole

born 27 March 1874 in Lyttleton, Christchurch
Press, 30 March 1874 SEDCOLE - On March 27th, at Sumner road, Lyttelton, the wife of Mr A. W. Sedcole, of a son
HENRY died 27 April 1877 in Lyttleton aged 3

... 7
1876 - 1970 James Edwin Sedcole

born 12 July 1876 in Christchurch
James married Dorcas BYRNE (1877-1936) in 1902
their known children, born in Masterton:
* 1905 - 1972 James Archdell Sedcole
* 1907 -1975 Alfred West Sedcole
JAMES died 5 July 1970 in Lyttleton aged 93

... 8
1877 - 1946 David Paul Martin Sedcole

born 30 September 1877 in Christchurch
he married Lucy Josephine Henriette Annie CAVANAGH (1881-1958) in 1902
their known children:
* 1903 - 1966 Margaret Annie Josephine Sedcole (+Walter James EBBITT in 1921)
* 1905 - Ivy Amy Sedcole (+Thomas Arthur OSMOND (1903-1950) in 1927)
* 1913 - Mary Vaughan Sedcole
DAVID died 16 January 1946 in Wairoa aged 68

... 9
1879 - 1956 Alice Grace Martin Sedcole

born 20 Oct 1879
Alice married Frank Thomas Hart ZILLWOOD (1872-1936) in 1900
their known children, born in Pahiatua:
* 1900 - 1958 George Redvers Zillwood
* 1902 - 1945 Frank Stanley Zillwood
* 1904 - 1992 Alice Grace Margaret Zillwood
* 1908 - 1988 Phillip Miles Dawson Udy Zillwood
* 1920 - 1999 Albert Hart Robertson Zillwood
ALICE died 20 August 1856 aged 76 (burial unknown)
FRANK is buried in Carterton

... 10
1881 - 1967 Frederick Ethelbert Sedcole

born 22 September 1881 in Kaiapoi
Frederick married Ethel Mary Eliza HERCOCK in 1910
Ethel was a daughter of Harry HERCOCK & Caroline Eliza LAWRENCE of Carterton
Frederick & Ethel had 12 children
one son, Robert James Sedcole (1922-2006) served in WWII as Private 439016 with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), Infantry Brigade. He embarked from Wellington 21 Feb 1944 for Egypt. His next of kin was his mother Ethel at Mangahao Rd., Pahiatua. Robert died 20 May 2006 aged 84 in Rotorua & buried RSA section at Turangi
FREDERICK died 8 March 1967 in Pahiatua aged 85
buried Plot 18, Grave 12, Block 2 at Mangatainoka

... 11
1883 - 1975 Violet Rose Sedcole

born 20 December 1883 in Masterton
Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 January 1884 SEDCOLE - On December 20th, at Masterton, the wife of A. W. Sedcole, of Pahiatua, of a daughter
Violet married Joseph de Vere HOWARD (1871-1963) in 1919
VIOLET died 11 June 1975 aged 91 (burial unknown)

... 12
1885 - 1885 Lily Sedcole

born 28 Feb 1885 in Pahiatua prematurely
LILY died 28 February 1885 aged 7 hours
buried Grave 61, Plot 4, Block 4 at Mangatainoka with her mother

TIMELINE of Albert West Sedcole (1843-1928)
taken from NZETC:
Councillor ALBERT WEST SEDCOLE, of the Pahiatua Borough Council, was born in the parish of Hougham, near Dover, Kent. He came to this Colony with his father's family in 1855, arriving in Lyttelton on the 4th of January. They spent some three weeks in that town before coming on to Wellington, thereby escaping the earthquake by some three or four days. From Wellington Mr. Sedcole went on to Napier, where he remained for two years, returning to Wellington in 1858. In 1861 he went to Gabriel's Gully, where fortune smiled on him, and his affairs began to prosper. In 1862 he left Wellington for Canterbury, and spent no less than twenty years in the southern province, marrying there Miss Margaret Martin, daughter of Mr. Martin, shipwright, of Kaiwarra, Wellington, who was lost at sea in the year 1816.
About the year 1882, the land in the Forty-mile Bush was thrown open for sale, and after visiting the place, Mr. Sedcole determined to take up land in Pahiatua, removing with his family from Lyttelton in July of that year, and he has resided there ever since. In conjunction with his brother and Mr. W. W. McCardle, Mr. Sedcole decided to cut up some of the land on the Main Road, and thus was started what is now known as the borough of Pahiatua. Mr. Sedcole has always taken a prominent part in public affairs, and has displayed great energy in the formation of public bodies for the better conduct of matters in general; notably, the Road Board, County Town Board, and finally the borough. Mr. Sedcole acted as village steward under the Ballance Government for a considerable period. He at all times kept in view the improvement of his farm, and finally settled down to dairying, sending the milk to the butter factory. For some considerable time Mr. Sedcole has acted as land valuer for the Public Trustee and the Government Life Insurance, and, since the inception of the Government Advances to Settlers Act, has acted in the capacity of land valuer of the securities offered by the settlers for advances.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 July 1885
PAHIATUA - The weather still keeps very cold and damp, owing to the dense fog that hangs about till late in the day; but in spite of the weather we are still making steady progress. Buildings are foing up in every direction, besides many others talked about.
The hotel is becoming a feature in the landscape, and. when finished, will be quite an acquisition to the town. The new saw mill is expected to be in full swing in about a week, and to keep pace with the demand for building material, Mr A. W. Sedcole has made arrangements for an unlimited supply of bricks as soon as the weather will permit.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 January 1886
PAHIATUA - A meeting was held on Friday evening at Mr Miller's shop, when about thirty people were present to consider offers of a site for a town hall, Mr McCardle was voted to the chair. It was also resolved that a Company be formed, to be called the "Pahiatua Town hall Company" The following gentlemen were then chosen:- Messrs Reese, King, Crewe, Baylor, Gregory, Birnie and Boydon. It was further resolved that Mr A. W. Sedcole be Secretary and Treasurer

Evening Post, 26 April 1889
The following committee has been elected:- R. P. Grevill, A. Reese, A. W. Sedcole, Fred Moore, Richmond, J. Vile, W. W. McCardle

Evening Post, 27 January 1890
Mrs A. W. Sedcole, of Pahiatua, who was born at Kaiwarra in 1844, her parents having arrived in the ship 'New Zealand' in 1842, writes to state that she missed taking part in the old identities procession on Jubilee Day through arriving in Wellington by train just too late. Mrs Sedcole fully intended to be present, and started before daylight on her long ride through the Forty-Mile Bush

Evening Post, 5 June 1890
A petition to unseat Arthur West Sedcole as a member of the Pahiatua Town District Licensing Committee was enquired into to-day at Woodville by Mr Preece, R.M. The arguments were that Sedcole had received an appointment as Returning Officer for the licensing elections in the Pahiatua Road District and that he had never been dismissed, neither had be resigned the office. The contention was upheld and his election declared null and void and Thomas Hicks, the next on the poll, appointed to the vacancy

Hawkes Bay Herald 12 July 1895
A chess and draughts match between the Woodville and Pahiatua Chess and Draughts Clubs is to take place tomorrow night at Pahiatua. The following are the names of the teams:-

A.W. Sedcole
G. Whitcombe
D. Sedcole


T. Sexton
E. Sexton
E. Hawkens
W. Murray
John Grant
M. Murray

Wairarapa Daily Times, 5 October 1910
... Mr and Mrs A. W. Sedcole and Miss Sedcole of Pahiatua, will leave shortly for an extended trip to the Old Country

Margaret Sedcole died 25 Nov 1920 in Pahiatua aged 80
Albert West SEDCOLE died 7 Dec 1928 in Tiraumea, Pahiatua aged 85
Evening Post, 7 December 1928 A Press Association telegram from Pahiatua reports the death of Mr A. W. Sedcole, one of the very earliest settlers. Mr Sedcole was closely identified with the pioneering days and with various institutions in the district
they are buried Plot 4, Graves 31 & 32, Block 4 at Mangatainoka cemetery

Sedcole St in Pahiatua is named after Albert, it runs parallel with Main St, from Patterson St to Tiraumea Rd

Grave 31, Plot 4, Block 4 at Mangatainoka

Albert West SEDCOLE & wife Margaret nee MARTIN

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