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Count Frederick Benjamin Duvall 1845-1888

Query by DebNZ

I'm interested in this chap and four other members of his family for no other reason than they are buried "next door" to my gt grandmother and sister in Waikumete Cemetery. Just curious!

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on 2011-11-12 19:50:55

DebNZ , from Auckland, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2010. is researching the following names: COLLINS, TODD, CLIFF and 8 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-11-12 20:42:09

by ngairedith on 2011-11-12 21:33:36

the above HEADSTONE READS:

COUNT FREDERICK BENJAMIN DUVALL
DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1888 AGED 43

?? ETHEL DUVALL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 10th AUGUST 1966 AGED 74

COUNT FREDERICK CHARLES DUVALL
DIED 19th JUNE 1944 AGED 64
COUNT GLADYS CONSTANCE DUVALL
LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 20th JANUARY 1966 AGED 74

COUNT FREDERICK BENJAMIN DUVALL
LOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 11th MARCH 1995 AGED 62


the DUVALLs mentioned above are at the PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION A at Waikumete Cemetery are:


1845 - 1888 Frederick Benjamin Duvall
- 'Gentleman'
- buried Row 3, Plot 8


1881 - 1944 Frederick Charles Duvall
- 'Chemist'
- married Jessie HUMPHREYS (1881-1929) in 1912. Jessie is buried Block E Row 57 Plot 001A at Purewa cemetery
- Frederick at one time had a chemist's shop in Whakatane
- mmarried Gladys Constance DARROW in 1931
- ashes buried Row 3, Plot 6


1893 - 1966 Gladys Constance Duvall
- nee DARROW, married Frederick Charles Duvall in 1931
- ashes buried Row 3, Plot 6


1933 - 1995 Frederick Benjamin Duvall
- 'Pharmacist'
- he was cremated at Purewa
- his ashes buried Row 3, BETWEEN Plot 6-8

by DebNZ on 2011-11-12 23:28:13

Thanks Ngaire - I had found those things. The thing that interests me is "Count" - what th?

by ngairedith on 2011-11-13 00:49:21

yes, of course, I realise that you wanted to know about the 'Count', so did I. However, my short research could not reveal where he got that title from. Even his father during the court case in England is only called Mr Benjamin Duvall

maybe he was 'self titled' or maybe there is an interesting story yet to be told

The only hint is in his burial records stating he was a 'Gentleman' - as opposed to a 'labourer' :)


ALSO FOUND

* the wide of Frederick Charles Duvall, Gladys Constance Duvall, was actually a widow when she married Frederick. Her maiden name had been Gladys Constance LOGAN, she had married William John DARROW (1871-1927) in Nov 1923 at St Paul's, Devonport Parish (she was then 30, he was 52)

In 1929, two years after the death of William John Darrow (and 2 years before she married Frederick Charles Duvall), Gladys leased a portion of Sections 86 & 86A in the Parish of Waipa from the Governor-General, on behalf of His Majesty the King, and in pursuance of powers conferred upon him by the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act, 1928
... more here


* the 1st wife of Frederick Charles Duvall, Jessie HUMPHREYS, was one of at least 8 children (that were born in NZ) of Owen (1837-1915) & Jessie (1851-1924) Humphreys



By providing all this extra info I hope that someone out there will recognise 'the Count' and be in touch with you

by DebNZ on 2011-11-13 02:03:56

Thanks for all your hard work. There seems to be no reason that this family should call themselves "Count" - eh? Maybe someone else WILL recognise them. *8-)

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