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Michael BILLOWS + Mary Ann DEVENPORT

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MICHAEL BILLOWS (1835-1901)
was born on Xmas Day 1835 in Dorset, England to:
Thomas BILLOWS & Jane HANHAM
NOTE there is discrepancies in Michaels birth date:
In the 1841 census, St James, Poole, Dorset, he is 7 (born 1834)
At his marriage in April 1865 he is 27 (born 1837/8)
At his death in Oct 1901 he is in his 66th year (born 1835)
Michael was a Mariner (like his father before him) & a Licensed Expressman. He arrived into Nelson from Sydney on the 'Rangitira'
He was Captain/Owner of the small coastal traders 'Supply' & 'Shepherdess' which he worked from Pelorous Sound

Michael Billows married 11 April 1865, St Peter Church Te Aro, Wellington to:
MARY ANN DEVENPORT (1849-1906)
Mary was born in Birmingham, England and arrived on the Oliver Lang with her parents Thomas & Mary Devenport and her 4 siblings, John, George, James & Jane
(The name is spelt Davenport on the passenger list)

the children of MICHAEL & MARY ANN
... 1
1866 - 1930 Arthur James Billows

- born 9 March 1866 in Nelson
- Arthur married Martha Jane MITCHELL in NZ in 1887
their New Zealand born children:
* 1888 - Horace Michael Billows
* 1890 - 1958 Edric Devenport Billows (born in Wellington)
- Edric, (5'7", grey eyes, fair hair, Poultry Farmer & Cook), enlisted for WWI 16 Nov 1916. His address (and next of kin) was listed as his friend A. J. Hughes, 121 Regent St, Sydney. He served as Private 6526, 33rd Battalion with the Australian Imperial Forces. He was admitted to Bath War Hospital 28 Aug 1918 with gunshot wounds to his chest (France). He was discharged as medically unfit and returned to Australia on the HMAT 'Orsova' in April 1919. He died in Wyong, NSW
* 1892 - 1943 Cynthia Rowena Billows (not married, died in Orange, NSW)
- they moved to Brisbane where a son was born:
* 1902 - 1903 Clive Robert Billows (buried Nundah with his nana, see Mary Ann below)
- Arthur married Hannah Elizabeth SANDERSON in Holborn, London in 1920
ARTHUR died 10 March 1930 aged 64 in London


... 2
1867 - 1938 Walter George Billows

- born 10 November 1867 in Nelson
- Walter married Alice RICHARDS on 7 Aug 1890
WALTER died 26 Dec 1938 at New Plymouth aged 71
... all his info at his link


... 3
1871 - 1915 Alice Mary Caroline Billows

- born 9 February 1871 in Wellington
- Alice married Walter James PETHERICK (1867-1947) in 1891
their known children:
* 1892 - Doris Wade Petherick
* 1894 - Frances Sylvia Petherick
* 1896 - Horace Michael Petherick
ALICE died 15 March 1915 aged 44 & buried Plot 67 C, CH ENG2 at Karori
WALTER died 30 July 1947 aged 80 & is buried with her


... 4
1873 - 1885 Frederick William Billows

- born 13 September 1873 in Wellington
- Frederick died 11 March 1885 aged 11.6 in Wellington
- he is buried unknown plot, C of E at Bolton St cemetery


... 5
1875 - 1876 Ann Maria Billows

- born 21 August 1875 in Wellington
- Ann died 14 April 1876 aged 8 months
- she is buried at unknown plot, C of E at Bolton Street, Cemetery


... 6
1877 - 1966 Jane Agnes Billows

- born 11 July 1877 in Wellington
- Jane married Thomas Richard 'Tom' KEY (1875-1963) in 1929


... 7
1878 - Sydney Gordon Billows

- born 27 September 1879 in Wellington
- Sydney married Emma Leah FRITH (1880-1946) in 1900
- daughter of William FRITH & Sophia Mary SKELTON
their known children:
* 1901 - 1901 Gladys Mabel Billows
- Gladys died aged 24 days & buried SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke
* 1904 - Russell Gordon Billows
* 1909 - 1951 Gwendoline Ada Billows
~ possibly other children here
* 1914 - 1986 Barry Michael Billows
- Sydney was an optician, living in Hawera Aug-Oct 1917 when listed as someone who could be called on for military service. He was listed in Class A which was a Reservists who had no children or who failed to provide adequate maintenance for their children
- Sydney was a soldier of Hawera in Jan 1918 when he pleaded guilty to having obtained the sum of 3 18s 4d by falsely representing that he had an account with the Bank of New Zealand at Hawera. (Jan 2013 equivalent of $350)


... 8
1883 - 1971 Clara Mable Billows

- born 10 November 1885
- Clara married Joseph Richard LEADBEATER in 1905
the known children of JOSEPH & CLARA:
* 1907 - 1948 Joseph Richard Leadbeater (died as Mayclair)
* 1908 - 1914 Roy Leadbeater (buried Karori)
* 1910 - 1971 Elizabeth Leadbeater
* 1912 - 2004 Karl William Leadbeater (died as Mayclair)
CLARA changed her name (or remarried to) MAYCLAIR
She died 25 Sep 1971 aged 85


... 9
1889 - 1973 Nellie Frances Billows

- born 5 June 1889 in Wellington
- Nellie married Humphrey Parry WILLIAMS (1885-1957) in 1912
- she married ? YARROW


MICHAEL BILLOWS died in Wellington 4 Oct 1901
Evening Post, 4 October 1901
... BILLOWS - On the 4th October, 1901, at the Wellington Hospital, after a painful illness, Michael Billows, in his 66th year; deeply regretted
- he is buried unknown plot, Section C of E at Bolton street, Cemetery


MARY ANN BILLOWS died in Brisbane 16 Aug 1906
she had been in Queensland for nearly a year and died at her son's home at Ann St., Fortitude Valley, Brisbane of Chronic Nephritis aged 57
Evening Post, 18 August 1906
... A private message from Brisbane announces the sudden death in that city yesterday of Mrs M. A. Billows, widow of Mr Michael Billows, who was a very old resident of Wellington. The deceased lady arrived in Wellington by the ship 'Oliver Lang' in the early days, and spent most of her life in Marlborough and Wellington. The death occurred at the residence of Mr Arthur Billows, one of her sons. She left a family of three sons and four daughters
- she is buried Portion 8, Section 7, Grave 202 at Nundah Cemetery with a grandson, Clive Robert Billows (1902-1903), son of their first son, Arthur James Billows


PHOTO
NUNDAH Cemetery, BRISBANE

burial ground of Mary Ann Billows & grandson Clive Robert Billows

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