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ROSKRUGE marriages New Zealand

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ROSKRUGE GROOMS 1879-1923
Charles Leslie Kempthorne Roskruge (1892-1964)
* son of Louis Charles Roskruge & Alice Elizabeth Hunt
married Olive 'Vera' Nightingale (1892-1956) from Tasmania, on 13 Aug 1915 in St Paul's Wellington
The Mercury (Hobart), 22 Sep 1915
ROSKRUGE—NIGHTINGALE On August 13 1915, at St. Paul's, Pro-Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand, by Rev. A. M. Johnston, Leslie Kempthorne, son of L. C. Roskruge, Wellington, to Olive 'Vera', only daughter of F. M. (Frederick Marcus) and the late Ellen (Ellen 'Nell' Meredyth) Nightingale, Hobart and grand-daughter of the late Sir G. A. J. Meredyth (George Augustus Jarvis 1832-1907), Bart., Greenhills, County Kildare, Ireland.
The bride's father was unable to come from Hobart to attend the wedding, so she was given away by Mr Russell of Seatoun and the wedding took place from the home of the bridegroom's parents. The bride wore a dainty cream costume and large cream hat, with wide velvet streamers and carried a bouquet of white flowers. Miss Sybil Rapley was the only bridesmaid and she wore a frock of floral voile, pale pink and heliotrope blended in the pattern, with pale pink hat and bouquet of pink flowers. Mr Kenneth Roskruge supported his brother as best man.
After the ceremony, a few intimate friends were entertained to afternoon tea by Mr and Mrs Roskruge at their home in Tinakori road, before the bride and bridegroom left for a brief holiday.
Mrs L. C. Roskruge wore a mole-coloured costume and hat with small flowers and carried a pretty bouquet. Mrs Garnet Holmes, sister of the bridegroom, was in a navy tailor-made costume and smart tricorne hat to match.
their only child
* 1916 - 2010 Joan Kempthorne 'Billie' Roskruge
- Joan married Harry John Sheridan Plimmer in 1935. She married Philip John McGowan (1909-1986) in 1938. She married ? Marshall
* Vera died 16 Aug 1956 aged 64.
* Charles died 21 Jan 1964 aged 72. They are interred Plot 15 Div 6, Niche, Karori Wellington
NOTE Vera's father, Frederick Marcus Nightingale (1867-1932) was born in Hokitika. He married Ellen 'Nell' Meredyth (1864-1914) in Tasmania 9 Jan 1889. He next married Clarice Holley Walch Moore (1886-1939) in 1916. Frederick & Clarice died in Northcote, Melbourne. Frederick is buried with Nell at Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Tasmania

Edward Richard Roskruge (1852-1915)
* son of James Roskruge (1813-1859) & Elizabeth Roskruge (1821-1901) who married in 1842 and arrived into Lyttelton on the 'Cashmere 11 Oct 1858 with 7 children (also see notes at end)
married Annie Elizabeth O'Reilly (1854-1901) in 1882
their known children
* 1884 - 1967 Edward Richard Roskruge
* 1885 - Annie Elizabeth Roskruge
* 1887 - Maud Eveline Roskruge
* 1889 - Lucy Maude Roskruge
* 1892 - 1965 Thomas Roland Roskruge
* 1894 - 1915 Charles Copeland Roskruge
Hawera & Normanby Star, 10 May 1899
W. Walker sued E. R. Roskruge. At New Plymouth Court .. The facts were unusual. The plaintiff stated that in 1883 he was proprietor of the Imperial Hotel. Roskruge and his wife stayed with him for a day or two and then took a cottage. Afterwards defendant called on witness and with tears running down his cheeks, said his wife was in delicate health and that he had not a shilling to but a particle of food. Witness said he would lend him a pound or tow and Roskruge immediately replied "£15 will do". A cheque was thereupon written out for that amount. He never saw any more of defendant till recently at Picton, where he happened to go into a hotel and saw the man and his wife behind the bar ... more
Marlborough Express, 9 Dec 1899
SUPREME COURT. Roskruge v Swanwick .. Edward Richard Roskruge, formerly licensee of the Terminus Hotel, said he bought the lease of the hotel from Mr Ryan. It carried with it a mortgage over the furniture ... more
* Edward died 6 April 1915 and is buried Plot 105B, Karori, Wellington with son Charles

Edward Richard Roskruge (1884-1967)
* son of Edward Richard Roskruge & Ann Elizabeth O'Reilly
* Edward served as Private 36758 with the 24th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company NZEF. His next of kin in 1916 was his sister, Mrs Maude Evelyn Jones, 90 The Terrace, Wellington
married Elizabeth Isabel Hobbs (1890-1949) 26 Feb 1920
their known children
* 1922 - 1976 Colin Roskruge
* Edward died 19 June 1967 aged 83 and was cremated at Purewa, Auckland

Francis Horace 'Frank' Roskruge (1862-1899)
married Emily Amelia Annie Hatton in 1886
their known children
* 1889 - 1912 Lucy Maude Roskruge
Star, 20 Feb 1899
ROSKRUGE - At John Street, Opawa, Frank Horace Roskruge; aged thirty-seven. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Clare Road and Chapel Street, St Albans, on Tuesday, the 21st, at 3 o'clock, for Linwood Cemetery. G. Barrell, Undertaker
* Frank was a Draper. He is buried Plot 8, Block 26 at Linwood
* Emily next married William Esdaile Goring Thomas on 11 May 1904 at St Paul's, Wellington (see brides below)

Louis Charles Roskruge (1847-1935)
married Alice Elizabeth Hunt (1860-1956) in 1882
their known children
* 1883 - 1883 Ruby Kempthorne Roskruge (aged 3 months)
* 1885 - 1972 Winifred Mary Kempthorne Roskruge
* 1887 - 1969 Doris Kempthorne Roskruge
* 1892 - 1964 Charles 'Leslie' Kempthorne Roskruge (twin)
* 1892 - 1965 Louis Kenneth Kempthorne Roskruge (twin)
* Louis & Alice are buried Bolton St cemetery. The headstone reads: In loving memory. Louis Charles ROSKRUGE. Born at St Keverne, Cornwall 1847, died 24 May 1935. Also his wife, Alice Elizabeth ROSKRUGE. Born 27.1.1860, died 3.7.56 and their infant daughter Ruby, aged 8 months.

Kenneth Louis Kempthorne Roskruge (1892-1965)
* son of Louis Charles Roskruge & Alice Elizabeth Hunt
* Louis served as Lance Corporal 30645 with the 20th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company NZEF. His next of kin in 1916 was his mother Alice (Mrs Louis Charles) Roskruge, 56 Waipapa Rd., Hataitai Wellington
married Edith Balfour Gooch (1900-1946) in 1923
* Edith died 19 May 1946 aged 46
* Kenneth died 10 July 1965 aged 73
They are buried Plot 735, CH ENG2 at Karori, Wellington

Maurice James Roskruge (1849-1892)
* son of James Roskruge (1813-1859) & Elizabeth Roskruge (1821-1901) who married in 1842 and arrived into Lyttelton on the 'Cashmere 11 Oct 1858 with 7 children
married Marion Prebble (1859-1945) in 1879
* Marion was born in Prebbleton, Canterbury
their known children
1879 - 1880 James Cuthbert Roskruge (9 months)
* 1880 - Elizabeth Jane Roskruge
* 1882 - 1954 Avis Robina Roskruge
* 1885 - 1954 Thomas Henry William Roskruge
* 1890 - 1912 Lucy Mary Roskruge
* 1893 - 1974 Vera Marion Roskruge
Press, 5 Dec 1892 ROSKRUGE - December 3rd, at Eltham, North Island, Maurice James Roskruge (late of Halswell and Prebbleton), aged 41 years. Drowned while endeavouring to save the life of a boy in his employ (William Page aged 17)
* Marion next married James Maxwell in 1907 (see brides below)

Thomas Roland Roskruge (1892-1965)
* son of Edward Richard Roskruge & Ann Elizabeth O'Reilly
* Thomas served as Lance Corporal 18938 with the 6th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifles. His next of kin in 1916 was his sister, Mrs Maude Evelyn Jones, 90 The Terrace, Wellington
married Ethel May Rolston (1896-1975) in 1921


Roskruge BRIDES 1872-1938
Ann Roskruge (1854-1885)
married James Main in 1878
their known children
* 1881 - 1882 Leonard Winton Main
* 1884 - Olive May Main

Ann Roskruge (1854-)
* daughter of James Roskruge (1813-1859) & Elizabeth Roskruge (1821-1901) who married in 1842 and arrived into Lyttelton on the 'Cashmere 11 Oct 1858 with 7 children
married Joseph Allen in 1872
* see notes at end

Avis Robina Roskruge (1883-1954)
* daughter of James Maurice Roskruge (1851-1892) & Marion Prebble (1859-1945)
married Robert McKenzie Bennoch in 1903
their known children
* 1905 - 1951 Marian Grace Bennoch
* 1908 - 1973 Andrew Maurice James Bennoch

Doris Kempthorne Roskruge (1887-1969)
married John Goddard Collins in 1909
their known children
* 1916 - John Kempthorne Collins

Emily Amelia Annie Roskruge (nee Hatton)
married William Esdaile Goring Thomas on 11 May 1904 at St Paul's, Wellington.
* Emily had 1st married Francis Horace 'Frank' Roskruge (see above)
* William Esdaile Goring Thomas was the youngest son of William Esdaile Goring Thomas, Captain in HM's 26th Regiment, South Wales, who later settled in Auckland and he was a grandson of banker Rees Goring Thomas II, (16th in a direct line from Edward III) & Caroline Esdaile, descendant of Sir James Esdaile, Lord Mayor of London. In 1828 Rees, became a partner in the bank house of Esdaile, Hammet, & Co., 21 Lombard Street.
* After the wedding, William, Emily & her 15 year old daughter Lucy Roskruge, took a cruise to London, Isle of Wight, Scarborough etc with plans to stay a year
A brother of William, Rees Esdaile Goring Thomas (1860-1926), Registrar of the Supreme Court in Christchurch & Auckland, died in Auckland Dec 1926
NOTES The death & burial of Emily, her daughter Lucy & husband William have not been found in NZ. In 1911 Miss Lucy Roskruge from Wellington, then aged 12, was a "recent caller" at the High Commissioner's Office in London

Frances Edith Roskruge Roskruge (1879-1966)
married Arthur Sydney Deverell in 1904
their known children
* 1906 - Beryl Moya Roskruge Deverll
* 1908 - Cedric Francis Clayton Deverell
* 1913 - Frank Roland Deverell

Joan Kempthorne 'Billie' Roskruge (1916-2010)
married Harry John Sheridan Plimmer in 1935
* son of Mary Catherine Sheridan & William Harcus Plimmer. His father was the musical and dramatic critic on the "Dominion" newspaper for many years. He was also a grandson of the early NZ settler John Plimmer. Billie & Harry divorced in 1936.
She next married Philip John McGowan (1909-1986) in 1938
Evening Post, 18 Aug 1938
McGOWAN-ROSKRUGE. The wedding was solemnised at At Andrew's Church, Wellington Terrace, on Friday, of Joan Kempthorne, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Leslie Roskruge, Hataitai and Philip John, son of Mr and Mrs H. R. McGowan, Kelburn (Harold Robert McGowan & Minnie Jane Blow). The softly-lit church made a lovely setting for the bride's simple frock of gold lame ... more
* Billie also married ? Marshall. She died 28 Oct 2019 aged 94

Juliana Roskruge (1859-1935)
* arrived into Lyttelton 24 March 1864 on the 'Indian Empire' with 5 siblings (sister Eliza died during the voyage)
married Charles Treweek (1859-1942) in 1881
* Charles was born 12 March 1859 in Wanganui to John Treweek & Honor Jane Chapman. He was a First-class Cricketer 1889/90 - 1894/95. His major team was Canterbury
their known children
* 1882 - 1958 Reginald Clifford Treweek
* 1887 - 1959 Francis Gordon Treweek
* Juliana died 3 June 1935 aged 76
* Charles died 17 Feb 1942 aged 82
They are buried at Hillsborough, Auckland

Lucy Mary Roskruge (1890-1912)
* daughter of James Maurice Roskruge (1851-1892) & Marion Prebble (1859-1945)
married Joseph Scoon (1886-1962) in 1909
* Son of William Scoon & Elizabeth Joyce Mawson
their known children
* 1910 - 1993 Basil Stewart Mawson Scoon
* 1911 - 1991 James Maxwell Scoon
.. Note James Maxwell Scoon married Avis Emmeline Isabell Mauger, who was a daughter of Martin Harold Mauger & Isabella Scoon. So, James's father, Joseph Scoon & Avis's mother Isabella Scoon were siblings
* Lucy Mary died 14 Dec 1912 in Eltham aged 22
Hawera & Normanby Star, 14 Dec 1912
SCOON - On December 14th, 1912, at her late residence, Stanners Street, Eltham, Lucy Mary, dearly beloved wife of Joseph Scoon; aged 22 years. Deeply regretted
SCOON - At Eltham, on December 14th, Lucy Mary, the beloved wife of Joseph Scoon, late of Rangiora and daughter of the late James Maurice Roskruge, formerly of Halswell and Mangatoki, Taranaki; aged twenty-two years. Deeply regretted.
* Joseph next married Madeline Violet Lydon (1900-1976) in 1925

Lucy Jane Roskruge (1848-1925)
* daughter of James Roskruge (1813-1859) & Elizabeth Roskruge (1821-1901) who married in 1842 and arrived into Lyttelton on the 'Cashmere 11 Oct 1858 with 7 children
married John Edwin Fountaine (1841-1901) in 1873. They did not have children.
.. John had started working for John Hall in 1863, living in the nearby Glenroy area where he had a small holding. He moved to Rakaia Terrace Station and remained in this employment until his retirement.
.. Lucy had been nurse maid for Rose Hall. The Hall children would spend time staying with the Fountaines who had no children of their own.
* also see notes at end

Mabel Anna Louisa Roskruge (1854-1893)
married Henry Goulstone (1836-1914) in 1887
their known children
* 1888 - 1969 Cecil Mary Goulstone
* 1891 - 1974 Lucy Beatrice Goulstone

Marion Roskruge (nee Prebble 1859-1945)
married James Maxwell in 1907
* Marion 1st married Maurice James Roskruge (see above)

Maud Evelyn Roskruge (1887-1934)
married James Adams Jones in 1913
their known children
* 1917 - Peggy Hinemoa Webster Jones

Winifred Mary Roskruge (1884-1972)
* Winifred was born 3 March 1884, a daughter of Louis Charles Roskruge & Alice Elizabeth Hunt
married Garnet Bowen Holmes (1885-1964) in 1907
* Garnet's father, John Holmes was a Trade Commissioner and a 'vivid oratorical soul' as described by the newspapers. His mother was Annie Moody Browne
their only child
* 1908 - 1982 Dennis Garnet Holmes, was born in North Dulwich, London on 10 August. Winifred & Garnet had arrived in London after 6 months travel, via America, in Dec 1907
* in 1906 Garnet, along with Arthur Dunscombe Allen, patented (number 837,836) a trolley-head for electrical tramway systems
* in Nov 1912 Garnet & Arthur dissolved their business as Engineers at Wellington under the firm Holmes & Allen
* In 1917 Garnet was involved in a 'scandalous affair' with women who ran a brothel at 5 Freeling St., Island Bay. It became known as the 'Freeling St Affair' and Winifred divorced him, as did other wives (& Husbands) of those involved.
* In Dec 1917, Garnet was cited as co-respondent in the Divorce Court when Norman Herbert McEwen, husband of Gertrude McEwen, petitioned for a divorce McEwen v McEwen. Gertrude had recently finished a six month imprisonment sentence for keeping a 'house of ill-fame' at 5 Freeling street, Island Bay.
* in 1918, former garage proprietor
NZ Times, 28 Feb 1918
A judicial separation was yesterday granted by the Chief Justice in the case of Winifred Mary Holmes v Garnet Burn(sic) Holmes, on the ground of misconduct. It appeared that the parties were married in 1907 and a child was born the year following. In 1911 the respondent went to London and got mixed up in a divorce case. Petitioner forgave him, but in 1914 he left her to her own resources. Another reconciliation followed. Then, after coming to New Zealand and engaging in the picture business, the respondent started in the motor business in Wellington and was guilty of misconducting himself with his typist, Miss Hone Margaret Pearce - a young woman who figured in the recent goings-on at a house at Freeling street, Island Bay scandal. The petitioner was granted the care of her child and the respondent was declared to be an improper custodian, so that in the event of her death he could not step in.
* in 1919. He was sentenced to one months imprisonment without hard labour
* On 13 Dec 1919, Winifred Mary Kempthorne Holmes called into the Supreme Court to obtain a complete severance from Graceless Garnet Holmes
31 Oct 1921
A decree absolute was made by Mr Justice Reed at the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon (28th) in favour of Winifred Mary Holmes in the divorce suit instituted against Garnet Bowen Holmes.
* Garnet married his secretary, Hone Margaret Pearse on 29 Oct 1921, the day after the divorce
* Winifred next married George Aubrey 'Pitt' Butts (sometime between 1936-1939). She was Hon. Secretary and Committee Representative, of the local Women's War Service Auxillary in Tauranga in the early 1940s. In Nov 1943 the Tauranga and District Horticultural and Beautifying Society was formed and Winifred was elected President, was later Hon Secretary and in July 1947 she resigned her position but remained very active in Garden Circles in Tauranga and The Mount
* Pitt Butts died 20 Oct 1960 in Auckland aged 77. His ashes were scattered from Purewa
* Winifred Butts died 25 July 1972 aged 88. Burial not found at this time

.. NOTES ..
A brother of Edward Richard Roskruge (1852-1915), Thomas Roskruge (1846-1904) was buried in Christchurch .. Evening Post, 23 April 1904 The funeral of the late Mr Thomas Roskruge, well-known in Wellington, took place last Monday at Avonside Cemetery, Christchurch and was attended by a large number of his relatives and friends. Amongst those present were his sisters (Mrs Allen and Mrs Fountaine), his brother (Mr Edward Roskruge, of Wellington), Mr Pirie (of Wellington), Mr Andrew Loughrey, Mr R. C. Bishop, Mr Joseph, Mr Ashby and other Christchurch friends. A large number of beautiful wreaths were sent, including those from the Central Club, Wellington; the Wellington Bowling Club; the Commercial Travellers' Club, Wellington; Mr and Mrs Pirie and Mr and Mr. Reich, Wellington; Mr E. Roskruge, Wellington; Messrs Stephenson and Clark, Auckland; the Federal Club, Christchurch; Mr and Mrs Winny, Christchurch and from other clubs with which the late Mr Roskruge was connected.

PHOTO (taken by Terry Love 2017)
Grave of Louis Charles Roskruge (1847-1935), his wife Alice Elizabeth (nee Hunt 1860-1956) and their 3 month old daughter Ruby Kempthorne Roskruge

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