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Alfred Adolphus Thomas URWIN + Eliza Harriet PARSONS - Wellington

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John James CASEY + Theresa Maria PAGON - Wellington, New Zealand

1876 - 1954 John Joseph Casey
- John married Eliza Maud (AKA Maud Edith Mary) URWIN (1877-1971) in 1899
... At St Mary of the Angels Church this morning, Mr J. J. Casey, eldest son of Mr J. Casey, of this city, was married to Miss Maud Mary Urwin, third daughter of Mr F. A. Urwin, also of Wellington. The bride wore ivory white satin, and was given away by her father. The bridesmaids - five in number - were dressed in pale sea green, trimmed with white satin ribbons and lace, and each wore a gold brooch, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr A. Casey was best man. The Rev Father Devoy was the officiating clergyman

- Eliza was a daughter of:

Alfred Adolphus Thomas URWIN (1840-1911),
and Eliza Harriet PARSONS (1844-1938)

- they were married in Rockhampton, Queensland about 1864.
Alfred & Eliza Urwin were in Hawera during the Maori War and moved to Wellington in 1860 (see his his Obituary below)

ALFRED & ELIZA URWIN's children (being added to as found)

1 ...
Alfred Adolphus Urwin (1867-1885)
- Alfred died aged 18 in a Yachting Accident on the yacht 'Diamond' which left the Te Aro foreshore and while off Oriental Bay, making for Magazine POint, was struck by a sudden squall, which caused her to heel over and fill with water

2 ...
1869 - 1960 William John Urwin
...On the 20th May 1869 at Urwin's Metropolitan Hotel, the wife of Mr Thomas Urwin of a son
- William married Ada Annie HARMAN in 1893
... On the 5th June, 1883 at St Mark's Church, Carterton, by the Rev W.Balachey, William John Urwin, son of the late T. A. Urwin, of Pirie-street, Wellington, to Ada Annie, eldest daughter of Richard Harman, of Carterton (late of Gloucestershire, England)
- their known children:
1894 - 1979 Jack Harman Urwin
1896 - 1910 William Roy Harmon Urwin
1897 - 1993 Esme Myra Urwin

3 ...
1870 - ? a daughter Urwin
- to make Edith Marion Urwin the 2nd daughter see next

4 ...
1872 - 1962 Edith Marion Urwin
... On the 16th April 1872, at the Post Office Hotel, the wife of Mr Thomas Urwin, of a daughter
- Edith married Edward PARNELL in 1894
18 Nov 1885, ---- Neill was charged with an assault on Edith Urwin on the 15th inst. Mr Edwards appeared for the prosecution. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty. Edith Urwin, (now aged 13), a little girl, daughter of the landlord of the Branch Hotel, Lambton Quay, deposed that on Sunday night she and two others wre walking down the lane at the back of James' furniture warehouse, when the accused came out of his house, and, lifting her off the ground by her ears, shook her so hard that her ears bled, and she was unable to speak for some little time, saying that she had been slapping his little girl. In cross-examination, the witness admitted that she had struck the accused's daughter on the hand, but denied that she had slapped her on the face, as alleged by accused. Further evidence having been taken for the prosecution, the defendant was examined. He said that after being subjected to a good deal of annoyance by Edith Urwin, he caught hold of her by her hands, and gave her two or three shakes. A fine of 20s and costs was imposed
15 Feb 1894 - at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, by the Rev T. R. Sprott, Edward, eldest son of Arthur Parnell, ironmonger, Gisborne, to Edith Marion, second daughter of T. A. Urwin, Wellington
... ALSO... Miss Edith Urwin, second daughter of Mr A. A. Urwin, of Wellington, was married at St Paul's this afternoon to Mr E. Parnell, of Gisborne. The bride, who was in an ivory satin brocade dress trimmed with pearls and satin ribbons, embroidered veil and orange blossoms, and who wore a gold-brooch, the gift of the bridegroom, was given away by her brother, Mr W. Urwin. The bridesmaids were Misses Maud, Mabel, and Blanche Urwin, sisters of the bride, Ada Marshall, and Queenie Harper. Each of them wore a gold pearl brooch, also the gift of the bridegroom. Mr A. Grenside attended as best man. The Rev T. R. Sprott was the officiating clergyman. The honeymoon will be spent in Palmerston
- Edith & Edward had a son:
1896 - 1979 Reginald Percy Urwin Parnell
- Reginald married Rita Mabel STOREY (1901-?) in 1920
- (Rita next married Walter George BENT (1890-1969) in 1927)
- (Reginald next married Clarice Isobel BATTEN (1900-1954) in 1928)
18 May 1907 in the Divorce Court in Poverty Bay, In the matter of Edward Parnell, petitioner v Edith Marion Parnell, respondent and William Lucena (co-respondent). The case was adjourned till Monday with a view to securing further evidence as to desertion
- Edith next married William LUCENA (1863-1918) on 3 Sep 1907
- William Lucena drowned in the harbour at Picton

5 ...
1874 - 1954 Ernest Arthur Urwin
- Ernest married Ethel Annie JOHNSTONE 27 June 1901 at Oxford House, Hawera
27 June 1901 at Oxford House, Hawera, by the Rev T. R. B. Woolloxall, Ernest Arthur, third son of T. A. Urwin, Wellington, to Ethel Annie, youngest daughter of Mrs A. J. Johnstone

6 ...
1875 - ? son Urwin
... On the 18th December 1875 the wife of Thomas Urwin of a son, both doing well

7 ...
1876 - 1943 Walter Gilligan Urwin
- William married Annie Elizabeth BROWN in 1910

8 ...
1877 - 1971 Maud Edith Mary
... On the 31st December 1877, the wife of T. Urwin, of a daughter
- as above

9 ...
1879 - ? a son Urwin
... On the 17th June 1879, at the Theatre Royal Hotel, Mrs Thomas Urwin, of a son

10 ...
???? - ???? a daughter Urwin
- to make Blanche the 5th daughter see next

11 ...
1881 - 1932 Blanche Louisa Urwin
... On the 1st July 1881 at the Marquis of Normanby Hotel, Carterton, the wife of Thomas Urwin, of a daughter
- Blanche married Edmund Earl FURNESS (1883-1946) 28 March 1906 in St Peters, Wellington
... note - A pretty wedding was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, 28th March, at St Peter's Church, the contracting parties being Mr Edmund Earl Furness, of the staff of the Wellington Harbour Board, and only son of Mr R. H. Furness, of Adelaide-road, and Miss Blanche Urwin, fifth daughter of Mr T. A. Urwin, of Pirie-street
- Blanche next married Charles James GERARD 1 July 1921 in Wellington
- Blanche next married William PIRIE in 1926
... 23 Feb 1935 In loving memory of Blanche Louisa Pirie (nee Urwin) who passed away at Welington on February 23, 1932, aged 49
Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
Life's weary trials and sufferings past,
It's not the tears at a moment shed
That tell how beloved is the soul that's fled
- Inserted by her loving mother, brothers, and sisters, and daughter, Nancy

12 ...
1883 - 1973 Mabel May Urwin
- Mabel married Charles Albert GOLDSMITH (1878-1965) 22 July 1903 in St Peters Wellington

... On Saturday afternoon a party of heroes of the nation's fights in days gone by attended at Government House to receive at the hands of HIs Excellency the Governor new medals for their war medals. Similar ceremonies have already taken place in the South. An attendance of about 30 from the Wellington district was expecte, but only a dozen or so appeared. The veterans who received the ribbons were:- Thomas Urwin, R.N., seven years service, Baltic and New Zealand medals

22 Sep 1910 HOSPITAL Mr Thomas Urwin, vice-president of the Royal New Zealand Association of His Majesty's Veterans, is in the Wellington Hospital, and will shortly undergo an operation

26 Oct 1910 RECOVERING - Mr T. A. Urwin, vice-president of His Majesty's Veterans' Association, who recently underwent an oeration in the hospital, is still confined to his bed at his residence, Pirie-street

7 Jan 1911 SERIOUSLY ILL - Mr T. A. Urwin, vice-president of the New Zealand Veterans Association and an old resident of Wellington, is seriously ill


Alfred & Eliza are buried together Plot 5103 at Bolton Street, Wellington. Also interred with them is their son, Alfred Adolphus Urwin (1867-1885), who was drowned near Oriental Bay aged 18 and a memorial (on the Reinstated Monument after Disinterment for Motorway) for Flight Sergeant NZ405346, Reginald William Urwin who was KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS in the Netherlands 29 Oct 1942 aged 21

IN MEMORIAM 8 Jan 1918 - In loving memory of T. A. Urwin, who died at his residence, 98 Pirie-street, Wellington, on the 8th January, 1911, aged 71 years
Sunset and evening star,
and one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar
when I put out to sea;
But such a tide as moving seems asleep
too full for sound or foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
turns again home

Twilight and evening bell,
and after that the dark,
And may there be no sadness of farewell
when I embark;
For though from out our bourne of time and place
the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
when I have crossed the bar
- Inserted by his widow and family

SEE ALSO: - the HOTELS of Thomas URWIN

- BOLTON Street CEMETERY from the site:
Friends of Bolton Street Memorial Park

... There are 1,334 gravestones or memorials still visible within the Bolton Street Memorial Park . Of these less than 600 are still in their original position. The reinstated graves, mostly moved for the motorway work, have been placed as near as possible to their original location and within their original sectarian boundaries of the old Church of England or public cemeteries.

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