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Percy Frederick CARLYON - Police Sergeant Otago

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Percy Frederick Carlyon 1846-1920
was from Mevagissey, Cornwall, England
- he was a Police Officer
- became a Police Sergeant in Woodville for a time
- married Margaret (Maggie) Fitzsimmons 1853-1924
- Margaret was born in Helston, Cornwall, the 8th of 12 children toJames Fitzsimmons and Jane Strongman, a district nurse of Helston. They emigrated on the ADAMANT leaving London on the 8th July 1873, arriving in Lyttelton 17th October 1873 with 151 immigrants. They then caught the MAORI to Timaru
- Margaret had arrived with an illegitimate son

They had 8 (known) children in various places of New Zealand from Otago up to Dargaville (about 1200km qute a distance in early 1900s)
As Percy was a Police Sergeant they moved frequently because of his job.

Leonard Percy Carlyon 1879 - 1887
- born in Temuka
- died aged 8 in Woodville
- he is buried in the same plot here as brother Arthur who died 4 days previously aged 8

Clement John Carlyon 1881 - 1952
- born in Temuka
- married Annie Scott Cundy in 1909
- she was born 1884 in Greytown
- Clement died in Wellington
- buried Karori

Frederick Harold Carlyon 1883
- born in Otago
- moved to Australia
- There was a Harold Frederick Carlyon on the 1937 Electoral Roll of Wide Bay, Queensland

Lucy Alice Minna Carlyon 1884 - 1956
- born in Hawkes Bay
- married George Clifford Allis in 1913

Arthur Edmond Carlyon 1886 -
- born in Woodville
- died aged 14 months, 4 days after Leonard, buried together - died 4 days prior to brother Arthur who was 14 months old
- no reason yet found ...
- buried Old Gorge Woodville

Samuel Carlyon 1888-1915
- born in Woodville
- served in WWI, serial number 4/911A, Otago Infantry Battalion, New Zealand Engineers, lived in Otira, West Coast, embarked at Port Chalmers on the Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
- Samuel was mentioned in Despatchers: London Gazette, 5 August 1915, p7668: Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 20th May 1915. (Commander Meditteranean Expeditionary Force)
- died of wounds in Gallipoli aged 26 on 1st June 1915
- buried Shrapnel Valley - Grave Reference: II. E. 6.
- his parents were then living back at Henley Street, Westport

Ada Carlyon born 1890 - 1965
- born in Gisborne
- never married
- buried with her parents at Orowaiti cemetery, Westport

Robert Tredenham Carlyon 1892-1960
- born in Dargaville
- married Margaret Shepard Stonebanks (1896-1974) in 1923
- He lived for a time at Opoutama, Hawkes Bay.
- His daughter Phyllis Gwavas Carlyon married in 1922 to:
- Malcolm William O'Callaghan Brodie
- died in Wellington
- buried Karori

Percy died aged 74 in Buller West Coast
Maggie died aged 71 in Westport, West Coast
- they are borth buried at the Orowaiti Middle cemetery Westport

From the TIMARU HERALD - 23rd May 1879
... Percy F Carlyon: I am Sergeant of Police stationed at Temuka. On the 28th instant I visited the scene of a fire outside the Winchester railway station ... etc

From the TIMARU HERALD - 1st April 1880
... Percy F. Carlyon: I am Sergeant of Police stationed at Temuka. On Saturday nith, 27th inst., I met accused ... etc

From the GREY RIVER ANGUS - 22nd June 1885
... CHRISTCHURCH, June 21 - At 2.30 this morning three men, W. Morr, A.F. Douglas and P. Douglas stuck up a foreigner named George Trugesen on the Madras street railway, violently assaulted him and robbed him of a parcel containing a suit of clothes. Sergeant Carlyon soon after arrested two of the, and shortly afterwards got the third man and recovered the property at Douglas's house

Fom the POVERTY BAY HERALD - 29th Jan 1886
... Sergeant Carlyon, a much esteemed officer of the police force, who has been transferred to Napier, has been entertained by his comrades in the force at a farewell supper

From the EVENING POST - 19th Feb 1886
... Sergeant Percy F. Carlyon to be Police Gaoler at Woodville

From the POVERTY BAY HERALD - 19th April 1886
... At Woodville Sergeant Carlyon was reprimanded by th R.N. for the too free use of his baton. This is hard to understand as o the occasion in question ten drunken navvies attacked the only policeman in the place so as to "know where to kick the coppers"

From the BUSH ADVOCATE - 26th Sep 1889
... Referring to the appointment of Sergt. Carlyon to the clerkship of the Court at Dannevirke the Woodville paper says:- "We do not see how Sergeant Carlyone is going to fulfil the duties for that court as well as the police and court duties at Woodville". We can only add that the appointment has given a great deal of dissatisfaction in Danevirke, for although the Sergt is admitted to be a courteous and obliging officer the fact of him residing so far away is a great objection and will give rise to difficulties in Court work both in Danevirke and Woodville.

From the POVERTY BAY HERALD - 4th June 1890
... Sergeant Bullen, who had been in charge of this district for the past nine years, has resigned his position in the police force. He retires on compensation, which is a month's pay for each year of service. The news of his retirement will be received with regret and surprise
... Sergt. Percy Carlyon from Woodville, Sergt Bullen's successor, arrived here (Gisborne) on Sunday morning

From the EVENING POST - 7th June 1890
... Sergeant Carlyon was presented last night with a purse of sovereigns on leaving for Gisborne. Sergeant Carlyon has been in charge of the police station here for about five years

From the EVENING POST - 11th Feb 1899
There is an interesting read about an escaped fugitvie that CONSTABLE Carlyon and his 2 sons, one being Clement, managed to capture. It says that Constable Carlyon of Featherston and his son brought in the prisoner. In 1899 Frederick was not a constable ... but read and if you can work it out please let me know HOW THE CAPTURE WAS MADE

From the NELSON EVENING MAIL - 23 Sep 1908
... Percy Carlyon, gaoler at Westport, in the course of his evidence said ... etc

A large CARLYON family tree

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