OBITUARY of Charles Moore IGGLESDEN - 1920
the OBITUARY of CHARLES MOORE IGGLESDEN
taken from Evening Post, 17 April 1920
... Mr Charles Moore IGGLESDEN, who has lived in New Zealand since 1856, has died at Rawhiti-Terrace (Kelburn, Wellington), in his 88th year. Mr Igglesden was born in Bombay in June 1832, his father being at the time a commander in the Honourable East India Company's navy. He was articled in 1848 to Mr Robert MAINGAY, district engineer under BRUNEL, on the South Wales Railway at Narbeth, Pembrokeshire; and subsequently to Mr H. E. KENDALL, jun., architect and district surveyor for Hampstead and Highgate.
He left England in 1855 for New Zealand, and arrived in Wellington in 1856.
Mr Igglesden retired from the Public Service in the Survey Department. He held office for three years as Town Surveyor, Lyttelton; also as Resident Engineer at the same place under Mr E. DOBSON, Provincial Engineer, commenced the construction of the eastern breakwater, and was the first official to walk through the Moorhouse tunnel when the drives met.
He practised at various times, when not in the Government service, as architect, and the facade of the old Government Buildings in Wellington, now no longer in existence, was adopted from his design by Mr SINGLE, the architect employed, at the request of Mr Isaac Earl FEATHERSTON, Superintendent.
The old Custom House and Post Office, Wellington, besides other buildings, commercial and private, were carried out from his drawings.
Formerly an active and prominent Freemason, he was District Grand Secretary for the North Island, under District Grand Masters Sir Donald McLEAN and C. J. TOXWARD; and subsequently for a time District Grand Secretary for Wellington before the creation of the present Grand Lodge of New Zealand.
He served in the Wellington Rifle Volunteers, in the fifties, under Captain CARKEEK, during the Maori War at Taranaki; but the corps was never called upon to proceed to the scene of operation. He also received a commission as lieutenant in the N.Z. Militia (No. 1 Company, Wellington), from 2nd December 1868.
Mr Igglesden was married twice, his first wife being the daughter of the late Rev. C. H. S. NICHOLLS, and second the youngest daughter of the late Dr Joseph CURTIS, M.D., M.R.C.S., London.
He leaves three daughters & one son:
* Miss IGGELSDEN (Adeline Amelia 'Milly')
* Mrs Ernest PUTT (Edith Jane Mary) of Tangatui Station
* Mrs C. V. GOULTER (Selina Ada) , widow of the late Mr Cecil Goulter of Wellington
* Mr C. S. IGGLESDEN (Charles Sharp) of the Vacuum Oil Company's staff
Charles Moore IGGLESDEN
first married Amelia Sarah NICHOLLS (1841-1867) 6 April 1863
- they had
* 1864 - 1899 Agnes Marion 'Wiggie' Igglesden
* 1866 - 1890 Olive Mildred Igglesden
Amelia Sarah Igglesden died 21 September 1867 aged 26
Press, 28 September 1867 IGGLESDEN - September 21, at Wanganui, Amelia Sarah, wife of Mr C. M. Igglesden, aged twenty-six years
Charles next married Selina Julia CURTIS (1843-1893) 20 December 1870
- they had
* 1871 - 1951 Adeline Amelia 'Milly' Igglesden
* 1873 - 1963 Edith Jane Mary Igglesden
* 1875 - 1910 Ellen Maud 'Nellie' Igglesden
* 1877 - 1961 Selina Ada 'Lena' Igglesden
* 1879 - 1882 Fanny Winnifred Igglesden
* 1883 - 1955 Charles William Ernest Sharp Curtis Igglesden
Selina Julia Igglesden died 23 June 1893 aged 50
Nelson Evening Mail, 24 June 1893 IGGLESDEN - At her residence, Tasman-street, Nelson, on the 23rd instant, suddenly, of heart disease, Selina Julia, the dearly-beloved wife of C. M. Igglesden, aged 50. Deeply mourned. (Wellington, Christchurch and Taranaki papers please copy)
- Selina is buried plot 016, block 03 at Wakapuaka
CHARLES MOORE IGGLESDEN died 17 April 1920 aged 87
- he is buried plot 3402, C of E, at Bolton street, Wellington
Wellington's Splendid Post Office
from the Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries