John UDY + Elizabeth Mitchell BASSETT - Carterton New Zealand
John UDY was born in St Winnow, Cornwall, England on 30 October 1835
... Councillor John Udy is the second son of the late Mr. Hart Udy, senr. Arriving in New Zealand with his father, he attended a school in Wellington, and after a few years came to the Wairarapa district, working at general farm work, till he joined his father and brothers in the Matarawa sawmill. When his father retired from the sawmill, Mr. Udy commenced farming on his own account. In 1881 he resumed sawmilling, settling at Waihakeke, which mill he is prepared to sell. His present holding, “Waiakakariki,” some seven hundred acres in extent, is sown in English grass, and stocked with sheep and cattle. Mr. John Udy and his brother, Mr. William Udy, were the first to open out the flax industry in the Carterton district.
The subject of this notice constructed a bridge over the Ruamahunga, twenty-five feet in height, which was used for getting over logs to his sawmill. He is married, and has ten children.
With his father and brothers he served in the Greytown Rifles for five years, under Captain Boys. At one time Mr. Udy took active interest as a member of the Greytown Cricket Club.
John Udy was a son of Hart UDY & Jane CLEMENCE of Bodmin, Cornwall who emigrated to New Zealand with 4 children from Plymoouth on the 5t October 1839 on the
DUKE OF ROXBURGH
They arrived in Port Nicholson (now Wellington) on the 8th February 1840. They had another 5 children in New Zealand.
They lived in Wellington for three years and worked for Sir Charles Molesworth on the first house built of NZ timber
Udy Street in Petone, Wellinton is named after him
He moved to Waiwhetu which is 3km south of Lower Hutt, near Woburn.
In March 1845 their home was pillaged by Maori - their home was not far from Boulcott`s Farm
In 1853 they moved to Stokes Valley which is 11km north east of Waiwhetu. There he set up a sawmill and stayed for 4 years when they again moved to a 400 acre block of land at Matarawa which is 65km north east of Stokes Valley - over the Rimutaka Hill and a little north east of Greytown in the Wairarapa there he set up another sawmill.
His namesake grandson, Hart, of his son Hart, became a New Zealand All Black player - from 1884-1885, as did his grandson Daniel, from his son William - from 1901-1903
John UDY married Elizabeth Mitchell BASSETT in 1858
- their children were:
1859 - 1932 John Udy
- John married Mary Ann CADWALLADER in 1883
- a son, Owen Llewellyn Udy drowned in the Ruamahanga River in 1904
- John died in Pakuranga, Auckland
1861 - 1943 Mary Ann Udy
- Mary married John HART 1882
- she died aged 82 in Carterton and is buried at Clareville
1863 - 1946 James Udy
- nothing known
1865 - 1943 Elizabeth Ellen Udy
- Elizabeth married George William THOMAS in 1886
1867 - 1907 Edith Evelyn Udy
- Edith married Charles BOWLES in 1889
- they had 2 sons
1872 - 1956 Josiah Udy
- spouse not found
- he died in Wellington and cremated at Karori
1873 - 1917 Frederick Udy
- Frederick married Ellen Elizabeth SPICER in 1902
- they had a daughter, Annie Elizabeth Kate Udy in 1903
1876 - 1956 Jessie Udy
- Jessie married Owen Arthur CADWALLADER in 1896
- they had 2 sons
1878 - 1973 Agnes Udy
- Agnes married Peter BAIN in 1897
- thy had 2 sons
1881 - 1905 Hart Clemence Udy
- Hart drowned in a drain in Carterton aged 24