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James Moore EDMONDS - Wanganui + Wellington 1863-1885

Journal by ngairedith

written for Meri Looking for Edmonds, James Moore ... James Moore Born Black Torrington Devon, arrived in Wellington in 1883. Wife Elizabeth Aynon, born in Wales. Appears to have left NZ 1883-1885 and died in Bourke, Vic 1920.

Can anyone help?



JAMES MOORE EDMONDS
- was born in Black Torrington, Devon, England

JAMES married:

ELIZABETH AYNON WILLIAMS (1831-1922)
- born in Llysfaen, Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

they arrived in Wellington New Zealand prior to 1866
- not known if they were married prior to arrival or if they married in NZ
- they died in Victoria, Australia, James in 1920, Elizabeth in 1922



... the following news items were taken from New Zealand newspapers of the day ... copied from Papers Past, anything in italics is my addition -


29 June 1866 - RANGITIKEI DISTRICT
... PROVINCIAL COUNCIL YESTERDAY - A petition from James M. Edmonds, in the Rangitikei District, praying that certain fines inflicted by Major Durie for scabby sheep might be remittted, was received, read, and ordered to be printed


29 June 1869 - MANAWATU
... I HEREBY give notice that JAMES MOORE EDMONDS, of Turakina (22km south of Wanganui), in the Province of Wellington, carpenter, did on the 26th day of June, 1869, duly file in the office of the Supreme Court, at Wellington, a declaration that he was unable to meet his engagemens with his creditors WILLIAM THOMAS LOCKE TRAVERS, Agents for H. B. Roberts Solicitor, Wanganui


15 Dec 1869 - WANGANUI
... DEATH - EDMONDS, At Wanganui, on the 15th inst., Walter William, third son of Mr J. M. Edmonds, late of Turakina, aged 13 years. The Funeral of the above will leave the residence of his Father, Ridgway-street, to-morrow, the 17th nst., at 4 o'clock p.m.
... ACCIDENT FROM LIGHTNING - A heavy thunderstorm on Tuesday and another yesterday passed over the district. No damage has been reported from Tuesday's, but yesterday an accident occurred, arising from a horse taking fright at the lightning, attended with fatal consequences. The son of Mr Edmonds, carpenter, of this town, was driving a horse and cart along No 1 line of road, nearly opposite Mr Holder's, on his return from town, and going very quietly. He was sitting on the top of a flax machine when a severe clap of thunder started the horse and it bolted. The lad in his fright tried to get out of the dray and in doing so clung to the shaft, to which he held on for some time, but eventually, losing his hold, and was thrown off on to the road. He was unable to recover himself before the wheel of the cart passed over his neck and caused almost instantaneous death
- NOTE a son of theirs, (named William Alfred Edmonds in the Wellington database), died aged 13-14, his Funeral service was held on 15 Dec 1869. He is buried Plot 166.P Sydney street Cemetery with his brother Alfred William Edmonds (1875-1879). Are Walter William & William ALfred the same person ??


17 April 1871 - WANGANUI
... James Moore Edmond v. William Hutchison. Claim 3s, for trespass of three horses on unfenced ground, the property of plaintiff. The defemdant paid 5s into Court under protest.
Plaintiff - I occupy a piece of ground known as the Town Belt, adjoining the Race Course; I have been there six months; about two months ago the Town Board advertised for tenders for this land; I sent in a tender which was accepted; I advertised that all horses, cattle, &c., would be impounded; through some informality the lease was not then granted, and I had to tender again; my tender was again accepted, and I was put in possession on the 1st April; my boundaries were pointed out to me by the clerk of the Town Board.
[A communication from the Town Board was put in by the plaintiff, in which it was stated that they recognised that he was in posession and that his rent commenced on the 1st April] I have not got a lease, but I have signed a draft of a lease
Mr Hutchison - said he defended the case on public grounds; the Town Belt of Wanganui was a commonage, and it was not in the power of the Town Board to give a lease. And again, if the defendant had a lease, which he has not, he could not levy "black mail" on any one's cattle till he had securely fenced in the ground.
Mr Watt here interposed; and said if he had known what the nature of the case was, he would have declined sitting on the case, as he was a member of the Town Board
Mr Edmonds said - Mr Hutchison defends the case from private motives. The ground that I have leased adjoins defendants ground, and it is because he has lost the right of grazing on that round that he defends this action. His public motives were silent while some twenty other leases on the Town Belt had been granted, but this one touching himself so closely, he makes a noise
Mr Hutchison denied this, and said that horses were continually grazing on his ground.
The Bench decided not to go into the case, as it involved too complicated a question of law for them to decide.
This case, with some others of a like nature, were postponed till the 27th inst.


24 April 1871 - WANGANUI
... THE RACE COURSE RESERVES - We have received a letter form Mr J. M. Edmonds, respecting the leasing of part of the Town Belt; the letter is much too long for insertion, and we can only briefly refer to the leading points contained in it. Mr Edmonds asserts that he, as well as other residents adjoining this particular portion of the belt, are constantly ammoyed and disgusted by the lawless scenes that occur on this commonage. He says - "Myself and several other residents are daily annoyed with a large number of horses and cattle, many of these being the property of parties well able to pay for grazing them elsewhere, while others are owned by the most lawless and immoral of our population. Referring to the scenes that are carried on there he writes:- "Horse-racing and other games are the great business of the Sabbath, and many times within the last six months I have seen from two to twelve horses running a race, at the same time jumping over the fence between the Belt and the Racecourse." He then puts the following question:- "Now, Sir, I will just ask yourself and readers why this part of the Town Belt should not be let on lease as well as any other, seeing the uses and annoyances occasioned by its being a common". He finished his letter by referring to Mr Hutchison's conduct in the matter, and stating that he is always seeking popuarity by one thing or another, and advising him to obtain popularity and a immortal name by taking those Sabboth breakers under his teaching, for many of them he believes are of the same school in politics and possibly in religions himself


10 July 1871 - WANGANUI
... James Moore Edmonds v John Armstong. Claim - £14 2s. Judgment for amount and costs


29 January 1872 - WANGANUI
... W. FINNIMORE has received instructions from the Mortgagees to sell by public auction, on Tuesday, 30th instant at 12 o'clock, at his Auction Mart, Taupo Quay, the lease of the premises at Turakina, formerly in the occupation of J. M. Edmonds, having eleven years to run, at a very low ground rent.


14 Feb 1872 - WANGANUI MAGISTRATE'S COURT
... James M. Edmonds was charged on the information of William Kells with willfully and feloniously inciting a man of the name of John Woods to commit perjury


17 Feb 1872 - WANGANUI RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT
... James M. Edmonds was again brought up on remand, charged by William Kells with having feloniously and wilfully incited one John Woods to commit Perjury
Mr Roberts appeared for the prosecution and Mr Betts for the defence
The information having been read, the accused pleaded not guilty
Mr Roberts called William John Wood, who deposed - I am a laborer; I have been cutting flax by contract for William Kells; I know the accused; on the 24th Dec. I saw him at the whare where I lived; this whare is about two miles from the mill, and is on Mr Pharazyn's run; the month was January not December; I made a mistake of a month; Thursday, 24th Jan., Mr Edmonds came to my whare on horseback and called me out; he asked me where Tom Williams was; I told him I thought he was at the mill; he then called away, and asked me if my mates knew what was going on; I told him "no, they did not"; he then told me that if I would turn around on Mr Kells and Tom Williams, he would give me the whole reward he had offered at first; I told him that I would tell all that I knew; he had a cheque in his hand, which he said was for £1,000 (the equivalent in Feb 2012 of $134,500. I believe this is a misprint, see further along) and also that Mr Pharazyn had sent it out for the reward; he showed me also other money - both gold and notes; I could not say how much there was, but I think about £150 altogether, including the cheque (this appears then that the £1000 was a misprint and should read, £100 / $13,500); he told me that if I went in fromt of the two men who were close by, I shoud have the money at once; he said that if I stick to him and carry him through with it, Mr Pharazyn would make a man of me; the accused and I then went out into the road where Sergeant Reid and Constable Ritchie were; he then told me to tell Sergt. Reid about the hides; I told him that I heard about a hide at the mill, and that there was a beast lying dead on the flat; he then aksed me whether I had been told where nine or ten hides were; I told him I had not; he then asked me if I drank grog, and showed me some grog in a kit; I said I did not; he then asked me if Tom Williams drank; I said he did; he then asked me if I could bring him out of the mill without Kells or anyone knowing; the accused and Sergeant Reid then agreed to go halfway to the mill, and lay in the fern, while I brought out Williams; I did so; when William came out, Sergt. Reid remained in the fern, and the accused gave some grog to him; the accused then asked him if he had heard anything more of the affair, and on being asked what affair he meant, the accused said, "About the killing of the sheep"; Williams said, "What sheep," and the accused answered, "It is not sheep, it is cattle I mean"; Williams said he did not know about it, and the accused then abused him; Williams asked for another drink, and the accused said he would give it to him if he thought it would choke him; Williams and I turned to go back to the mill, and we were about 300 or 400 yards along the road, when the Sergt. rode up and said, it is a pretty game you chaps are playing with the cattle; Sergt. Reid pulled out a bottle of grog, and offered it to Williams [Mr Roberts - Very liberal police]. Nothing more occurred on that day; three or four days previously, I had another conversation; it was on Saturday, the 20th; I was cutting flax on Mr Pharazyn's land; the accused rode up and talked about the flax; after talking a little time he called me on one side and said the was going to tell me somthing very serious; he said if I would mind myself he would give me £25, and that would not half pay me as he would give me £25 more when the case came on; he spoke about some cattle that had been made away wth by Mr Kells; he said he was sure Mr Kells had done it as no one else would do it; I said that I did not know anything about the matter, nor did I want to know; he told me to go amongst my mates and bring the softest of my mate to him; I said I did not want to be mixed up in the affair; he said "don't be a fool," and that Mr Pharazyn would give me any amount of money I wanted; I was to bring one up one wet day, and he would try and settle this affair. He told me not to tell Kells as Kells woud not give me any money, and that he (the accused) would give me any amount. I told him that I would not tell Kells. I saw him next on Sunday. On the Saturday night Williams and I told Kells all about it. On the Sunday morning Kells sent both of us to accused. We went up, and he received us very cordially. He said he was losing a great deal of his cattle. I called Edmonds outside and told him that the man I had brought with me had been with Mr Kells since the mill had started, and that if anything had occurred, he would know all about it. We went back inside, and the other young man that was there was sent outside to dig some potatoes. When we were alone, he said to us that he would not keep the secret from us any longer; that he knew that Billy Kells had been killing cattle; he would prove that Kells had killed a beast some few days previously, and that if I would stick to him and swear in court that Kells had made away with the cattle and buried the hides, he would give us £100 each, and pay our passage out of the country. He also said that Kells had stolen posts and rails from him. He said that if we did not wish to leave the country, we were to have a run, which would be stocked for us. Williams then told him that he helped to kill one beast, and that Mr John Kells had sot it close by the mill. He also told him that he would show him where there was another beast lying dead. The accused said that would be quite sufficient, and that he would settle Mr Kells very soon; he then said the man was coming back with the potatoes, and that we would have to drop it; we had dinner; after dinner he took us down to were his house had been burnt; on the road there he said that if we would swear to everything he would ask us in court, he would put a settler on Mr Kells that he would not get over for a while; William told him hat he wold not be bribed by money, to which the accused replied "don't be a fool, and stand in your own light;" we returned to the whare and got our horses; the accused asked us to come up again on Tuesday, to meet Mr Pharazyn, and Mr Pharazyn would bring out the money with him; we then went to Mr Kells and told him all about it; on Monday evening he came to me when I was cutting flax and asked me if I thought the fellow, meaning Williams, would stick to him; I said he was the likeliest about the mill; he told me that a young farmer had told him that Mr Kells was making pabulum vitae (food for thought; intellectual or spiritual nourishment or support), and said that if I would swear that, I was to have £10 more to my reward; I was to have the money on the following day; he then asked me it I had seen any pabulum vitae used at the mill I said I had not; he told me to be sure to come up on the following day, as Mr Pharazyn was not coming as he did not wish to go nto court, but that he (Edmonds) was to take it through; I went on Tuesday with Williams, but did not see the accused as he had not arrived; we saw him when he came out in the evening; I got up to the whare first, and he told me to go back to tell Williams that the money was all right; I did do, and we all walked out together; on the flat, the accused stopped and pulled out a roll of notes and gold, and said if we intended to stick to him the money was out; he told us to go and get ten hides, and that we were to have £10, and £1 a hide; we said we could not do it, and he wanted us to show him where the hides were; Willimas said he would show him a hide at the mill if he would give him (Williams) the £5 he had in his hand; the accused said that one hide would be of very little account; he asked Williams what he would do with the money if he got it; Williams replied that he would either fling it away or else put it in his pocket; We told him that Kells knew all about this, and that he would have a chance of proving that Kells had made away with the cattle; we got on our horses and left; before we went he offered me a sovereign to buy some grog to give to Williams. The accused came to me again the next morning and said he thought the scoundrel had not told Kells anyting about it, but was trying to frighten the money out of him; he then told me that it I would turn on Williams and Kells, I would receive more money than ever I had been offred; I told him that I would tell in Court everything, and he was sure that God would carry him through; I said I would not tell any falsehoods; I then went away
Cross-examined by Mr Betts - I agreed to go with prisoner in front of two men; I did not speak to anyone except Williams about the offer made; it is about two miles from my whare to that of Edmonds'; Edmonds' whare is about three miles from Nukumaru; I told Mr Kells about the money being offered to me; he said it was an awful affair, and that he should send us away the next day; I told Mr Kells the substance of the conversation held with Edmonds; I have been eleven years in the Wanganui district; I have been imprisoned for one month for tin-kettling a minister when he was married (laughter).
At this stage, the Court adjourned till 11 o'clock on Monday morning
Mr Betts applied for bail.
Bail was allowed the accused in £200, and one surety of £100, Mr Pharazyn becoming the surety


28 Feb 1872 - WANGANUI
... James Moore Edmonds has been committed for trial by the Magistrates of Wanganui for inciting to commit perjury


4 March 1872 - WANGANUI CRIMINAL SESSIONS
... There is not a chance that the time honored custom of presenting the Judge with a pair of white gloves on the occasion of a blank list of criminal cases, will ever be observed in Wanganui. The first cirminal session will be held in April next, and already six cases are down for hearing. This black list commences with James Ryan, charged with larceny from the person on baord the s.s. Wanganui, followed by John Danderson, larceny from the person; Harvey Thompson, embezzlement of public funds; Daniel McCoy, murder; James M. Edmonds, subornation of perjury; and Patrick Duffy, stabbing a constable while in the exectuon of his duty


11 April 1872 - WANGANUI CROWN PROSECUTIONS
... We have been informed that Mr William Kells will have to bear the expense of the prosecution against James M. Edmonds for subornation of perjury, himself. A crown prosecutor will not be allowed, the law drawing a line between private prosecutions and crown prosecutions


18 July 1872 - WANGANUI REQUISITION to Captain CLIFFORD IVESON
... Sir, We the undersigned electors of the Wanganui and Waitotara Educational District, request that you will allow yourself to be nominated as our representative on the Educational Board. Believing that you would watch our interests with unflagging energy, we promise, in the event of your acceeding to our request to use our utmost emdeavour to secure your return.
Samuel ATKINS
J. BILLINGHURST
John BRYCE
John BROWN
John BUNTING
A. T. CAMPBELL
G. W. CAMPBELL
James CATHRO
H. CHURTON
John CONNELL
Denis CRAWLEY
James CRAWLEY
A. CUNNABELL
Robert DEMPSTER
William DEMPSTER
William DERBYSHIRE
James DONOVAN
James M. EDMONDS
John FREEMAN
John GARNER
M. GIBSON
T. GIBSON
Thomas GORDON
William E. GRIFFIN
James S. HAMLIN
John HANDLEY
Joseph HANDLEY
Samuel HANDLEY
William HANDLEY
T. H. HARPER
John HARRINGTON
David HARWOOD
F. T. HORNER
George R. HORNER
Robert HORNER
James HUGHES
T. HUGHES
Moore HUNTER
William HUSTON
D. JONES
Thomas KELLS
David LIND
W. LINGARD
John MAXWELL
A. N. McGRATH
E. MEREDITH
William J. MULLIN
J. MUSSEN
Phillip MUSSEN
C. P. O'HANLON
Charles PARKES
Frank PARKES
John PARSLOE
Henry L. PEAKE
J. H. RICHARDS
Chas A. ROGERS
Jese ROLFE
Thomas ROOTS
John SANDERS
John SHAW
Chas SMALL
G. J. SMALL
N. STOWERS
John TOOLE
William TRIMBLE
J. W. THURSTON
G. WALKER
George WALKER
George WATT
W. H. WATT
A. WICKSTEED
George WHITE
Daniel WILKIE
Francis WILLIAMSON
WIRIHANA
G. WRIGHT, sen


7 March 1873 - WANGANUI RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURT
... James M. Edmonds was charged by Contable Coakley with a breach of the above Act, by obstructing the public thoroughfare with tar barrels. Fined 5s and costs 9s


19 May 1873 WANGANUI RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURT
... LARCENY. Edward Penfold was charged with felonously stealing two tar brushes of the value 6s 6d, of the goods and chattels of James Moore Edmonds.
The accused pleaded not guilty
Inspector Atcheson conducted the case for the prosecution, and Mr Hutchinson appeared for the accused
James M. Edmonds, contractor, deposed - The accused was in my employ about a fortnight ago; I missed an axe and two tar brushes about ten days ago from the rear of Mr Willamson's store' I demanded the articles from prisoner's wife
Cross-examined By Mr Hutchison - The prisoner was not discharged from my service; he had told me that he wanted to tar his house, but did not ask for the loan of the brushes; had he done so I would have lent them; his wife came on Tuesday last and asked for the few shillings due for wages; she did not offer to return the brushes, but said she thought they were at her place; I told her to send her husband, or he would hear more about it
Sergeant Reid deposed - On Friday evening last Mr Edmonds informed me that he had lost two brushes and an axe from his works, and that he had given no person any authority to take them; on Saturday morning I went to prisoner's residence and found the two brushes produced; Mr Edmonds identified them as his property; the brushes were found on the top of a fowl house
Cross-examined by Mr Hutchison - I noticed that the brushes had been used about the house for tarring; they were not concealed
Constable Hogan deposed - I arrested the prisoner on 17th May; he said he did not steal the brushes, but had got a loan of them from Mr Edmonds; he said he had been in the country
Henry Williamson deposed - Mr Edmonds did some asphalting on my property; he left two tar brushes there; the prisoner came afterwards and said he had come for the loan of the brushes to do a job at his own place; I gave them to him as he had been in Mr Edmonds's employ
Mr Hutchison addressed the Court on behalf of the prisoner, contending that no felonious taking had been shown. The brushes had been borrowed for a purpose, and would have been returned had not the accused met with an accident causing him to go into the country for a time. No attempt had been made to conceal the brushes, and they were given up immediately they were asked for
The R.M. concurred with the learned counsel, but warned the accused against taking things without first having autority so to do.
Case dismissed, and the accused discharged


8 January 1874 - WANGANUI BOROUGH COUNCIL
... Account from J. M. Edmonds, £57 3s for asphalting on Taupo Quay. Moved by Cr Mathan and seconded by Cr Beaven, "That the account be paid". Carried. Account from J. M. Edmonds, £20 9s, for asphalting portion of Victoria Avenue from Barraud's to Bank of Australasia. Passed for payment on condition that the Engineer pass the work as satisfactory


3 June 1875 - WANGANUI HORSE AND CATTLE SALE
... McLELLAN & SYMES have received instructions from Mr James M. Edmonds, to sell by Public Auction, at the Wanganui Sale Yards, adjoinng the Freemasons' Hall, St Hill Street, on the 12th June, 1875
* 40 HEAD QUIET DAIRY COWS
* 4 YEARLINGS
Also, after the above, a lot of Good
* DRAUGHT AND SADDLE HORSES
Terms at sale. To commence at 12 o'clock


15 August 1877 - IN BANKRUPTCY WELLINGTON
... IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND, WELLINGTON DISTRICT
In the matter of "The Debtors and creditors Act, 1876" and in the matter of the Bankruptcy of JAMES MOORE EDMONDS, of the City of Wellington, builder, a debtor
This is to notify that James Moore Edmonds, of the City of Wellington, builder, had this day filed a statement that he is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors. The first meeting of creditors to be held at the Grand Jury Room, Supreme Court House, Wellington, on WEDNESDAY, the 22nd day of AUGUST, 1877, at 12 o'clock noon. Dated this 15th day of August, 1877 (signed) H. C. WILMER, Deputy Registrar. HART & BUCKLEY, Solicitors for the Debtor


23 August 1877 - WELLINGTON
... A meeting of creditors was held yesterday at the Supreme Court in the insolvent estate of James Moore Edmonds, builder, Wellington. About twenty creditors were present, the chair being occupied by Mr Dawson, ironmonger. The following creditors proved their claims to the extent stated, making a total of £559 15s 6d (the equivalent in 2012 of $78,775):-
Nash and Napleson, £3 5s
Booth & Co., £10 16s
R. Gardner & Co., £34 10s 9d
J. E. Hayes, £17 18s
J. A. Boardman, £25
Halley and Ewing, £180
W. Dawson, £159 4s 10d
Stevenson and Stuart, £50 3s 1d
Matthew McCredie, £24 16s 11d
Greenfield and Stuart, £43 15s 11d
T. K. MacDonald, £2 2s
McMurrin, £8 3s
The liabilities were set down at £1018 2s and the assets, comprising freehold property and debts, at £836 8s. After some discussion regarding the best method of realising on the estate, Mr T. K. MacDonald was appointed trustee, and empowered to call a special meeting should the insolvent make any offer of a composition with a guarantee of payment


24 August 1877 - To the Editor of the Evening Post WELLINGTON
... J. M. EDMONDS ESTATE, Sir - We are curious to know by what right or on what principle of propriety, you venture to publish a list, with respective claims, of the creditors in above estate. We protest against such an invasion of private affairs, which can be of no concern to the general public. Appending our names for your information only, and requesting you will permit this letter to appear in an early issue, We are, &c., EIGHT CREDITORS


21 September 1877 - WELLINGTON
... A meeting of the creditors of James Moore Edmonds will be held in the Supreme Court on Monday, the 1st day of October next, for the purpose of considering a proposal of the said bankrupt to close the liquidation of his estate. T. KENNEDY MacDONALD, Creditors Trustee


1 October 1877 - WELLINGTON
... A meeting of creditors was held this afternoon, in the estate of James Moore Edmonds, builder, Wellington, to consider a proposal of liquidation on the part of the insolvent. After some consideration the meeting was adjourned for a week, to enable the insolvent to make some positive offer


4 January 1878 - WELLINGTON MARRIAGE
... EDMONDS-HAYNES - On November 24th, at the residence of J. M. Edmonds, *Lorne-street, Wellington by the Rev. James Paterson, Henry James Thomas, eldest son of James M. Edmonds, to Naomi, second daughter of Thomas Haynes, of Hardy-street, Nelson (* Lorne street is in Te Aro)
- Henry & Naomi had 3 known children between 1878 & 1883
1878 - Mabel Aynon Edmonds
1882 - Gertrude Emily Edmonds
1883 - Harry Norman Edmonds
- none of these children's marriage or deaths can be found in NZ


10 October 1878 - WELLINGTON
... TO LET, 2 new 6-roomed Cottages, with gas and water laid on having a splendid view of the harbour; also a 10-roomed House in College-street. Rent very low. Apply to J. M. Edmonds, Lorne-street, Te Aro


27 February 1879 - WELLINGTON
... DEATH - EDMONDS, On the 27th February 1879, at College street, Alfred William, youngest son of James Moore and Elizabeth Aynon Edmonds, aged 4 years
- Alfred was buried in Plot 166 P at Sydney street (now Bolton street) cemetery on 1 March 1879. Also buried with him is his brother William Alfred Edmonds who was buried 10 years before him on 15 Dec 1869 aged 14


18 October 1879 - WELLINGTON
... TO LET, several well-finished 8 roomed Houses, situated in the most respectable part of Te Aro, and close to the tramway, superior bath-room; gas and water laid on, rent will be very low to good tenants. Apply to J. M. Edmonds, Builder, &c., College street


20 September 1880 - WELLINGTON
... Two new insolvencies are announced, viz., Edgar Austin, plasterer, and James Moore Edmonds, builder, both of Wellington


12 October 1880 - WELLINGTON
... In the matter of the bankruptcy of JAMES MOORE EDMONDS, of the City of Wellington, Builder, a debtor
This is to notify that at an adjournment of the first meeting of the creditors of the abovenamed debtor, James Moore Edmonds, held at the Supreme COurt House, Wellington, 1880, Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse, of the City of Wellington, Merchant, was elected to be the Creditors' trustee in the above bankruptcy and that the said Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse has signified to me in writing this acceptance of such office. Dated at Wellington thi 12th day of October, 1880. HENRY HALL, Deputy Registrar BULLER, LEWIS and GULLY, Solicitors for the said debtor


1 November 1880 - WELLINGTON
... Th following is the list of cases set down for disposal at the bankruptcy Court tomorrow:- Re John Tompkin, Francis Power, James Moore Edmonds and Richard Edward Kearse, debtors, all application for orders of discharge


2 November 1880 - WELLINGTON
... There was a short sitting of the Supreme Court in bankruptcy this afternoon, when orders of discharge were granted to the following debtors:- John Tompkins, Thomas Power, and James Moore Edmonds. Mr Quick represented the first two debtors and Mr Gully the last


12 April 1881 - WELLINGTON
... FREEHOLD LAND AND DWELLING HOUSES, KENT TERRACE. Messrs J. H. BETHUNE & CO., have been favored with instructions to sell by public auction, at their rooms, on Wednesday, the 13th day of April, at 2 o'clock, all that piece of land, being allotment No 2 and part of allotments Nos 1 and 3 on a plan of Section No 288, in the City of Wellington having a frontage of 80 feet to Kent Terrace, by a depth of 100 feet, together with four eight-roomed superior Dwelling Houses, recently erected thereon by Mr J. M. EDMONDS. The above will be sold in one or more lots, to suit purchasers. Cards to view may be obtained at the office of the Auctioneers. For further particulars apply to Messrs IZARD & BELL


23 July 1881 - WELLINGTON NOTICE
... From this date all connection between Mr James M. Edmonds, of *College-street, and C. (Caleb) Edmonds & Co., Brewers, of Petone, will cease. All moneys due and owing will be received and paid by the said C. Edmonds & Co.
*College-street is in Te Aro
- NOTE Caleb Edmonds (1834-1904) was from Monmouthshire, England (145 miles south of Black Torrington). Whilst in England he owned the Ivor Castle Hotel. He arrived in Wellington in 1879 and built his steam brewery in Petone using all the best English appliances. His wife Elizabeth died in July 1897 aged 63, Caleb died in March 1904 aged 70 & they are both buried in Taita cemetery. His date of birth makes him a possible brother of James


19 April 1883 - NEW PLYMOUTH
... IN BANKRUPTCY - JAMES MOORE EDMONDS. NOTICE, Persons having Claims in this Estate are requested to furnish the same, duly proved, at my office, not later that 21 May; and persons indebted to the Estate are requested to settle their Accounts forthwith. P. C. MORTON, Trustee, Devon-street, New Plymouth


27 May 1885 - AUCKLAND
... Mr M. Henderson has received the following tenders for two cottages in Grey-street:-
F. R. ALDERSON £311
W. H. BUNSBALL, £325
F. M. DAWSON, £400
James M. EDMONDS, £255
W. GRANT, £288
Thomas HAYNES £312
INGRAM & SMITHSON, £318
James LYE, £297
J. A. PETHERICK, £335
C. P. ROWALL, £297
J. SHEARER £111 12S
W. VARNEY, £397
J. R. WOODS, £346


in 1914
... James was on the 1914 Electoral Roll in the County of Bourke, Victoria, Australia
He apparently died in Bourke in 1920

from "The Angus", Melborrne, Victoria on 18 July 1922:
... EDMONDS - On the 17th July, at 5 Alexander street, Northcote, Elizabeth Aynon, dearly beloved wife of the late James Moore Edmonds, and loving mother of Harvey (deceased), John, Ernest, Edwin (deceased), Charles, Frederick, and Elizabeth (Mrs. Wayne, Sydney), aged 91 years.



NOTES
there was a Frederick Aynon Edmonds who married Mabel Lizette THOMAS in 1908 (or 1911), they had a daughter in 1911 whom they named Mabel Elizabeth Aynon Edmonds (she died in 1913 aged 1). He was possibly the Frederick mentioned above as a son of James Moore & Elizabeth Aynon Edmonds

Meri said that James & Elizabeth 'lost' 4 children while living in New Zealand (I only have 2), therefore a lot more can be added to the journal above. If you can help please leave a comment below



PHOTO
the EDMONDS FAMILY Grave, Plot 166.P at Sydney Street Cemetery. It was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter, prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway.
Burial place of 2 sons of James & Elizabeth:
William Alfred (1855-1869) & Alfred William (1875-1879)

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on 2012-05-12 06:04:26

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by MeriNZ on 2012-05-12 17:07:00

I am absolutely amazed at all this information
I cant thank you enough for all your help

Cheers
Meri Low

by MeriNZ on 2012-05-12 21:47:32

Frederick Aynon is my grandfather.
I am also trying to trace James father Edmund Edmonds..his parents and back further.
Somewhere in 1600..there is a record of a Gideon Edmonds who was a minister of the Exeter Church. It is mentioned in the Doomsday book..but I am very anxious to find any other info about him and especially who his parents were.

by MeriNZ on 2012-05-14 19:40:51

Can anyone help on the location of the Ivor Castle Hotel in England please
Also, any history on Edmonds & Co Brewers in Wellington NZ

by ALV on 2012-05-15 00:42:53

MeriNZ - There is a Castle Ivor pub in Hopkinstown near Pontypridd in Wales.

by ngairedith on 2012-05-15 05:20:53

HI Meri,

contact the Petone Settlers Museum and ask if they have any info (they may even have photos if you're lucky)

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