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John Wallis BARNICOAT & Rebecca Lee HODGSON -Nelson New Zealand

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John Wallis BARNICOAT was born in June 1814 at Falmouth, Cornwall, the son of John BARNICOAT and of Elizabeth, n?e BULLOCK. He was educated at Falmouth Proprietary School, articled to a civil engineer, and practised his profession in England until 1841

On 23 February 1842, at the age of 27, he arrived at Nelson on the Lord Auckland and was employed by the New Zealand Company surveying the Moutere and Waimea districts ... more at top link

see also his account aboard the Lord Auckland
Includes a sketch he did of Messrs SCLANDERS, GRAHAM and FELL on Lord Auckland

In 1849, at Nelson, Barnicoat married Rebecca Lee HODGSON
- daughter of William Hodgson.

the known children
1852 - 1909 William Hodgson Barnicoat
BORN in Nelson
MARRIED Alice Mary SMITH 10 Feb 1881 in Wanganui
- in the 1893 NZ Electoral Roll at Keith St Nelson
they had 3 children:
1882 - Helen Agnes Barnicoat
1884 - Kathleen Ida Barnicoat
1887 - Phyllis Barnicoat
DIED On 12 December 1909 in Wanganui, Mr William Hodgson Barnicoat, Wanganui's senior lawyer, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening. He was 56 years of age, and came to Wanganui 30 years ago, becoming a partner in the firm of BORLASE and BARNICOAT, barristers and solicitors. He was a native of Nelson, son of the late Hon. J. W. Barnicoat, M.L.C., of Richmond. He spent his youthful days in Richmond

1854 - 1947 Rosamond Elizabeth Barnicoat
BORN 19 August in Nelson
- in the 1893 NZ Electoral Roll in Richmond, Nelson
- appears not to have married
DIED in Wellington 21 Dec 1947 aged 93, cremated at Karori and is buried BLOCK, OLD - PLOT 29, ROW 11 at Richmond cemetery Nelson. She is buried with Charlotte Nancy Barnicoat (nee LOWE 1904-1980) & her husband, Cuthebert Richmond Barnicoat (1902-1980), scientist, author
- the most widely held works by Cuthbert Barnicoat are:
* A study of the chemistry of incipient oxidation defects in butter by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* The chilling of beef for export by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* A study of the chemistry of certain incipient flavor defects in butter by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* Milk: study course by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* The determination of diacetyl and acetyl methyl carbinol by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* Diacetyl in cold-stored butters. II by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* The reactions and properties of annatto as a cheese colour:
- with particular reference to the chemistry of cheese discoloration by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* The effect of certain metallic contaminants on the cheddar cheese making process by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* Diacetyl in cold-stored butters by C. R Barnicoat (Book)
* Experiments on the packing and storage of butter. V,
- The effect of temperature-level of storage on the keeping quality by C. R Barnicoat (Book)

1856 - 1905 John Lee Barnicoat
BORN in Nelson
MARRIAGE On August 11th, at Greymouth, by the Rev. J. P. Kempthorne, John Lee Barnicoat, to Emma Frances, eldest daughter of Edwin SMALLBONE, Esq., of Nelson
- from NZETC, written about 1897:- Mr. John L. Barnicoat, the Manager of the Union Bank at Palmerston North, is the second son of the Hon. J. W. Barnicoat, M.L.C., and was born in 1856 in Nelson. He was educated at Nelson College, and entering the branch of the Bank in his native city, he has passed right through the service. In 1887 he became manager at Greymouth, and after four years he was transferred to Blenheim, taking up his duties in Palmerston North in 1893. Mr. Barnicoat is interested in out-door recreation, and acts as president of the Palmerston North Lawn Tennis Club
- in the 1893 NZ Electoral Roll at Palmerston North
DIED 25 August 1941 age 85. Buried PLOT 2M, SECTION CH ENG2 at Karori Wellington with Emma

1858 - unknown son
BIRTH on the 14th February, the wife of J. W. Barnicoat, Esq., of a son

1861 - 1949 Amelia Frances Barnicoat
BIRTH on he 25th March, at Ashfield, Waimea-east, Mrs Barnicoat of a daughter
MARRIED Richard Clement KIRK (1863-1927) in 1886. - Kirk, Atkinson and Wilson (Richard Clement Kirk, Edmond Tudor Atkinson and James Wilson), Barristers and Solicitors. Otaki branch, Mill Road, Otaki. Head office, Wellington. Mr. E. T. Atkinson, who resides at Rangiuru-by-the-sea, is the resident partner
- he became the Mayor of Petone
- they had 6 children
- a son, Gunner 2/852 Edward Richmond Kirk died of typhoid on the HMS 'Sicilia' 21 July 1915 aged 23

1864 - 1882 Agnes Sarah Barnicoat
BORN 21 November in Waimea West, Nelson
- Agnes died aged 17 in Richmond, Nelson. Buried Block Old, Plot 26, Row 11 at Richmond cemetery

1872 - Constance Alice Barnicoat
BORN 27 November in Richmond, Nelson
Miss Constance Barnicoat, Secretary, interpreter, mountaineer, journalist
MARRIED Israel Julian GRANDE in London 29 March 1911. The did not have children
DIED 16 December 1922 in Geneva. A peak in the Southern Alps was named in her honour by Julian Grande in 1923 when on 6 March he made the first ascent of Mt Barnicoat

Rebecca Lee Barnicoat died on 17 November 1902, at her late residence, "Ashfield", Richmond aged 72 - DEATH of Mrs BARNICOAT
- she is buried BLOCK OLD, PLOT 25, ROW 11 at Richmond cemetery
John Wallis Barnicoat died at Hardy Street, Nelson, on 2 February 1905
- he is buried BLOCK OLD, PLOT 27, ROW 11 at Richmond cemetery

the OBITUARY of John Wallis Barnicoat
from Papers Past, Bush Advocate, 2 Feb 1905
- The Hon. J. W. Barnicoat, ex-M.L.C, aged 91 years -
... Barnicoat, John Wallis, a former member of the Legislative Council of New Zealand, was born at Falmouth, England, in 1814, and was educated in that town. He followed the profession of a surveyor and civil engineer till 1841, when he left for New Zealand. On arriving in this country he was immediately engaged in surveying those districts in the Nelson Province- now known as Waimea East and Stoke; and divided them into allotments of 50 acres to the number of 220, thus enabling the purchasers of land from the old New Zealand Company to occupy, their lands, hitherto unallotted. After this work he was engaged, in conjunction with his partner, Mr Thompson, in surveying and subdividing 10,000 acres of the Moutere forest and valley. In 1843 he undertook a survey in the Wairau Valley, where two other parties were similarly engaged. These operations wore attended by a lamentable result in the Wairau massacre. The natives had all along declared their determination to prevent the survey and occupation of the valley, and they obstructed and removed two out of the three survey parties. Mr Barnicoat's party being a strong one and the survey small, its work was finished at the time the natives arrived in the valley, and returned to Nelson, all except himself, who remained and accompanied the Magistrate and armed party that had arrived from Nelson to enforce possession of the land in dispute. The party opposing the natives numbered 48, 24 of whom lost their lives in the massacre. In 1844 he took up a portion of the Waimea swamp, which by careful cultivation and assiduous attention soon became a fertile farm.
When the Constitution Act came into operation, with its six provincial assemblies, he became a member of the Provincial Council of Nelson, and continued his membership during the 22 years of provincialism, being its Speaker throughout, except during the first session. At the same time he took a full share of work in collection with various local bodies, and was a member of the Nelson Education Board and the Nelson College Board of Governors. He was also a member of the Nelson Synod of the Church of England.
The deceased gentleman leaves a family of two sons, and three daughters:
- his eldest son being Mr W. H. Barnicoat, the well-known solicitor of this town.
- his second son, Mr J. L. Barnicoat, is manager of the Palmerston branch of the Union Bank
- The eldest daughter still resides at Waimea
- while the second daughter is the wife of Mr R. C. KIRK, Mayor of Petone, and a well-known solicitor
- Constance Barnicoat the youngest daughter, who is a well-known writer, is now residing in London.

PROBATE - In the Supreme Court, at Wellington, on the 15th February 1905, on the application of Mr E. B. Moore, probate of the will of John Wallis barnicoat, late of Nelson, deceased, was granted by His Honor Mr Justice Denniston to William Hodgson Barnicoat and John Lee Barnicoat, the executors named in the will


John Wallis Barnicoat c.1905

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