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George WILKINS + Mary Ann HAGAN - Upper Hutt

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George Isaac WILKINS (1854-1923)
- married 10 December 1879 to:
Mary Ann HAGAN (1857-1934)

George was born in Birmingham, England. When he was about 2 years old his parents moved to South Africa. Six years later they arrived into Auckland on 26 November 1862, on the Hamburg brig, SUSANNE which left Capetown 6 October 1862. He was about 8 years old & travelled with:
his parents Isaac & Charlotte (nee Perks, formerly Townsend) Wilkins
his sister Rose Anne Wilkins (1851-1933)
his brother John Thomas Wilkins (1852-1931)
(his mother had married Thomas Townsend on 6 May 1836 in Worcestershire)

* his mother Charlotte died in Upper Hutt 29 Jan 1877 of Hepatitus aged 57

* his father remarried in 1883 to Sarah Morrall (nee Verner) & they moved to Cheltenham in early 1888
* his father Isaac died in Cheltenham 10 June 1888 aged 63 & Sarah died 13 Dec 1896 in Cheltenham aged 66. They are both buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

* his sister Rose Ann (1851-1933) married John Benge (1841-1906) on 1 May 1867 at St Peters, Wellington & had 10 children (3 of them marrying into the Mabey family). They are both buried at Taita Lawn cemetery

* his brother John Thomas (1852-1931) married Edith Elizabeth GEANGE (1858-1906) in 1876 & had 7 children (5 sons). In 1907 he was the president of the Silverstream Liberal Club
4 June 1906 The death is announced of Mrs Edith Wilkins (wife of Mr J. T. Wilkins, of Silverstream). Mrs Wilkins never recovered from a recent painful operation in Wellington. She leaves a husband and a family of grown-up sons and daughters (the youngest was 12) John remarried in 1913 to Mary GUARD.
In June 1908 John was appointed a J.P. at Silverstream. When his son, Sydney Trentham Wilkins was killed in action in Somme, France in 1916, John Thomas was then living in Fern Flats Rd., Marton


* George was an Innkeeper in Quinn's Post, Upper Hutt
* his father Isaac & brother John Thomas were also Publicans

21 Jan 1873 HIGHLAND HOME, HUTT
... The application of Isaac Wilkins for a license for this hotel was granted

19 June 1879 - LICENSE RENEWAL
... The annual meeting of the Hutt Licensing Court was held yesterday, when the following licenses were renewed:-
* Henry Border, Criterion Hotel, Lower Hutt
* J. D. Fraser, Fraser's Hotel, Lower Hutt
* A. McMillen, Family Hotel, Lower Hutt
* Isaac Wilkins, Railway Hotel, Lower Hutt
* J. A. Williams, Albion Hotel, Taita
* George Wiltshire, Travellers Rest, Taita
The application of George Jones, for a renewal of the lease of the Pakuratahi Hotel, was refused, owing to the fact that the application was not sent in at the proper time

21 September 1880 STAR AND GARTER HOTEL, Cuba-Street
... J. T. Wilkins (late of the Upper Hutt) has much pleasure in informing his friends and general public that he has purchased the lease of the above well-known Hotel, and that he is now ready to receive visitors and boarders. the house is quite new, having been recently erected, no expense being spared to secure the comfort of all who may favour its proprietor with their patronage. The Accommodaiton for Travellers, Boarders, and Families is unsurpassed by any hotel in the city, while the charges are reasonable. The proprietor has decided to make the Star and Garter famous for the superiority of its Wines, Spirits, Beer, Stout, &c., &c.

24 Feb 1881 TRANSFER OF LICENSE
... from Isaac Wilkins, Railway Hotel, Upper Hutt, to George Isaac Wilkins

20 January 1883 PUBLIC AUCTION
... George Thomas has received instructions from the Trustee in the estate of J. T. Wilkins to sell by public auction on Thursday, 25th January, at 2 o'clock, at the offices and store of W. R. Waters, Esq., Lambton-guay the whole of the furniture and fittings contained in the above first-class hotel, including a splendid billiard-table (complete, cost £150, Jan 2013 equivalent of $24,950), superior bar requisites, stock of wines and spirits, &c per inventory, also, the goodwill and the unexpired term of license, which expires 30th June ult. The whole to be offered in one lot

5 June 1884 - RAILWAY HOTEL
... A license was issued to J. T. Wilkins in respect to the Railway Hotel at Lower Hutt

7 June 1887 - MUNGAROA LICENSING COMMITTEE
... The annual meeting of the Mungaroa Licensing Committee was held yesterday at the schoolroom, Upper Hutt. Present - Messrs Cotter (in the Chair). Whiteman, Haybittle, McCullock and Small. Renewals were granted without opposition to James Martin for the Kaitoke Refreshment Rooms and to Charles Cudby for the Provincial Hotel. The renewal of the license of Isaac Wilkins was opposed on the ground that the applicant was an invalid and that his wife had no idea of the business. It was proposed, seconded and carried, that the license should be granted conditionally for three months, on the understanding that the applicant dispose of his interest before then. The committee, however, afterwards altered its decision and granted the license on condition that the licensee employ a competent manager.


the known children of GEORGE & MARY ANN:

... 1
1880 - 1941 George Isaac Wilkins
- nothing known


... 2
1881 - 1946 John Thomas Wilkins
- born in Upper Hutt
- John married Annie McGUINNESS in 1916


... 3
1883 - 1954 William Alfred Wilkins
- born in Upper Hutt


... 4
1884 - ? Gertrude Mary Wilkins
- Gertrude married Edgar William DOBSON (1888-1931) in 1913
- Gertrude possibly remarried


... 5
1887 - 1967 Kate Wilkins
- born in Upper Hutt on 27 July 1887
- Kate married Herbert Edward EDWARDS 1 Dec 1903 in Upper Hutt
- son of Robert EDWARDS & Eliza BENGE
- their known children:
1904 - Irene Myrtle Edwards
1905 - Horace Herbert Edwards
1907 - Ivy Doris Edwards
- Kate died 5 Jan 1967 in New Plymouth


... 6
1890 - ? Nellie Wilkins
- nothing else known


... 7
1891 - ? Eva May Wilkins
- nothing else known


* George Wilkins died 7 June 1923 aged 68 in Wanganui
* Mary Ann Wilkins died 13 May 1934 aged 76
- they are buried Plot 171 at St Joseph's Cemetery, Upper Hutt (see notes)


NOTES
30 Jan 1877 - DEATH of CHARLOTTE WILKINS (George's mother)
... Mrs Charlotte Wilkins, the wife of Mr Isaac Wilkins, a very old settler, died at the Upper Hutt yesterday. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock
Charlotte is buried at St John's Church, Upper Hutt

10 June 1888 - DEATH of ISAAC WILKINS (George's father)
... WILKINS - On 10th June, 1888, at Cheltenham, England, Isaac Wilkins, late of Upper Hutt
Isaac is buried at Cheltenham Cemetery, England

11 June 1923 - DEATH of GEORGE ISAAC WILKINS
... The death of Mr George Wilkins occurred on Thursday last at Wanganui East, after a long and painful illness. Born in England 68 years ago, he arrived in New Zealand with his parents at the age of five years (sic). They settled in the Hutt Valley. The late Mr Wilkins followed farming for 40 years in that district and retired some ten years ago to Wanganui East. He leaves a widow and a grown-up family of three sons and four daughters to mourn their loss.
George was buried at Aramoho Cemetery, but he is also listed as being buried in 1934 in Plot 171 at St Joseph's cemetery, Upper Hutt (same year, same plot as his wife) maybe his ashes were moved ??

18 July 1931 - DEATH of JOHN THOMAS WILKINS (George's brother)
... John Thomas Wilkins died at Fern Flats, Marton, from an accidental gun-shot wound to the chest (self inflicted), he was 79.
John is buried at the Anglican Cemetery, Marton

4 October 1933 - DEATH of ROSE ANNE BENGE (George's sister)
... One of the oldest and most respected residents of Upper Hutt, Mrs John Benge, died on Sunday (the 1st) in her eighty-third year. Born in Birmingham, England, the late Mrs Benge went to South Africa at the age of five years, with her parents, the late Mr and Mrs Isaac Wilkins.
She came to New Zealand eight years later, and at the age of 16, married the late Me John Benge, who died 25 years ago. Engaged in farming and sawmilling Mr and Mrs Benge lived at Te Marua, but at the death of her hisband, Mrs Benge moved to Martin Street, Upper Hutt.
Of a family of nine, seven survive their mother. They are Messrs J. T. and George Benge (Upper Hutt), H. V. Benge (Feilding), Ernest and Alfred Benge (Hamilton) and Mesdames J. Mabey (Taihape), L. Jackson (Hopeland) and F. Heard (Hastings).
Rose Ann is buried Taita Lawn Cemetery

13 May 1934 - DEATH of MARY ANN WILKINS (George's wife)
... On Sunday, May 13, 1934. at the *Lewisham Hospital, Mary Ann, relict of the late George Wilkins, late of Trentham; aged 76 years. R.I.P. The Friends of the late Mary Ann Wilkins are invited to attend her Funeral, which will be at St Joseph's Church, Main Road, Upper Hutt, on Tuesday, May 15, 1934. Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Funeral to follow. P ROBERTSON, Undertaker, Upper Hutt.
Mary Ann is buried Plot 171, St Joseph's Cemetery, Upper Hutt
*Lewisham Hospital Newtown, Wellington, was later named Calvary then later Wakefield)


PHOTO
George's sister ROSE ANN Benge (nee Wilkins)

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