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Joseph LOWRY had the NAG's HEAD HOTEL 1859

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Joseph LOWRY (1825-1870)
married Ann TUTCHEN (1832-1854) in 1853
Wellington Independent, 9 November 1853 MARRIED - On Monday, the 7th inst., by Special License, at St Peter's Church, by the Rev R. Cole, M.A., Mr Joseph Lowry, to Ann, second daughter of Mr Peter Tutchen, both of Wellington
- they had a son:
* 1854 - 1889 James Lowry
- born 7 July 1854, his mother Ann died 4 days later, on 11 July 1854 aged 21
- she is buried plot 169.O at Bolton street cemetery
New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 12 July 1854 At Hawthorn Hill, Wellington, on Tuesday, the 11th inst., Ann, the beloved wife of Mr Joseph Lowry, second daughter of Mr P. Tutchen, aged 21 years. The Friends of the late Mrs Ann Lowry are respectfully requested to attend her Funeral, from the residence of her Father, Mr Tutchen, Hawthorn Hill, Te Aro, on Thursday, July 13th, at half past 2 p.m. - Charles Milles, Undertaker, Lambton Quay

Evening Post, 6 June 1870 - DEATH
- On the 5th inst., at Wellington, Mr Joseph Lowry, aged 45 years, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends
Wellington Independent, 7 June 1870 - FATAL ACCIDENT
- Friday last was a most unfortunate day in Wellington as in addition to a case of fearfully sudden death, and the accident to the boy Biggs, the particulars of which have already appeared, an accident, with a fatal termination, happened to an old respected Wellington settler - Mr Joseph Lowry, the proprietor of the Nag's Head Inn, in Cuba street. Mr Lowry was apparently in good health and on Friday afternoon he attended a meeting of the Town Board to represent the defective state of the drainage in the neighbourhood of his premises. Later in the evening he was seized with a fit, believed to have been epileptic, while on the stairs in his house, and falling down he received such injuries as at once rendered his recovery hopeless. The best medical aid was procured, but it was of no avail, and Mr Lowry expired early on Sunday morning.
Mr Lowry was a comparatively young man (45) and ** leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss

Evening Post, 15 July 1870 ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of the late J. Lowry, deceased, must be sent in forthwith to Messrs Brandon & Quick, for liquidation

* Joseph was the proprietor of the 'Nags Head' corner of Dixon & Cuba Street, Wellington. Joseph's earliest tenancy found at the hotel was in 1859.
... As a matter of interest, the Nag's Head hotel was burnt to the ground in June 1879 during the Great Fire at Wellington which started in the Imperial Opera House, sheets of flames spread across Manners street setting the Methodist Church into a mass of flames, then across to the Nags Head destroying the Hotel and stables and Emeny's Hotel. Crossed Cuba street and set the Royal Oak Hotel into flames which ignited the Market Hall and several shops in turn were reduced to ashes. The Te Aro branch od the Bank of New Zealand was destroyed as was the Wesleyan School, Church and parsonage. The fire spread across Manners street, Dixon street, Cuba street and Taranaki place, destroying at least 30 houses. The whole town was illuminated and thousands congregated, piling their furniture and goods from their houses and stores into the street

** the son of Joseph & Ann, James Lowry, married Honora MORIARTY (1863-1899) in 1880 & had 4 children:
* 1882 - John Lowry
- John married Olive Carter CAVANAGH in 1905 & had a son
* 1883 - Sarah Ann Lowry
- Sarah had a child to her step-father Henry James Porter, on 20 Dec 1899 (11 months after the death of her mother). Sarah and Henry married on 28 July 1902 and had a further 7 children in Hawkes Bay
* 1887 - Ellen Lowry
* 1888 - 1983 Joseph James Lowry
JAMES LOWRY died 8 May 1889 in Wellington Hospital after an accident whilst he was building a house. Honora remarried in 1895 to Henry James PORTER (1868-1943). She died 16 January 1899 aged 36 and her daughter Sarah married her husband

** who was Joseph Lowry's 2nd wife? (at time of death he was said to be survived by a wife and family)

plot 0513, Bolton Street Cemetery

last resting place of:
... Joseph Lowry in 1870
* Sarah Lowry in 1862 (no age, unknown relationship)
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

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