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SCOBIE marriages New Zealand 1873 - 1929

Journal by ngairedith

the known SCOBIE marriages in New Zealand between 1873 - 1929:

* Alexander Pollock Scobie (1840-1928)
- married Hellen ADAMS (1852-1935) on 3 April 1873 in St Andrews Parish, Dunedin
Otago Daily Times, 5 April 1873 On the 3rd April, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev J. Gow, A. P. Scobie, Wairuna, to Helen, youngest daughter of Mr David Adams
- their known children:
1874 - 1945 Alexander Pollock Scobie
1876 - 1876 David Adams Scobie (aged 3 days)
1878 - 1960 Elder Adams Scobie (farmer in Riverton when called for WWI, lived in Linfield, NSW, died in Chatswood, NSW 1 Feb 1960, buried Macquarie Park cemetery with Jessie Annie Scobie)
1879 - Marjory Scobie
1881 - 1881 George Scobie (buried Riverton)
1883 - 1965 William Scobie (born in Clinton)
Alexander Pollock Scobie died 9 Aug 1928 aged 88 & buried Riverton


* Alexander Pollock Scobie (1871-1953)
son of (see NOTES after children list):
* Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married Christiana Lyndore DORE on 27 June 1900 in Manapouri, Otago
- their known children:
1901 - 1982 Christiana Stella Scobie
1902 - 1991 Alexander Leonard Scobie (buried Balfour)
1903 - 1968 James Lionel Scobie
1905 - 1997 Isabella Isadore Scobie (+ Eric Wayland)
1906 - 1931 Frank Pollock Scobie (buried Balfour)
1908 - 1978 Adam Scobie
1910 - 1990 George Victor Theodore Scobie
1912 - 1981 Oswald Nelson Scobie
1913 - Violet Doreen Scobie
Alexander Pollock Scobie died 9 Oct 1953 aged 81 & buried Balfour
* NOTES Robert SCOBIE & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK
Robert Scobie was born 18 May 1844 in Johnston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, married Jessie Strachan POLLOCK 28 Nov 1865 in High Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, had 3 children then emigrated into Dunedin 23 Dec 1870 on the 'Robert Henderson' (although not on this list) with his his family & his brothers William & Alexander & had the Scobie Brothers produce and general stores in Waipahu & Clinton. He died 1 Nov 1900 in Manapouri & buried in Clinton
- the known children of Robert & Jessie:
1867 - 1870 Robert Pollock Scobie (died aged 2.11, 17 days prior to immigration)
1868 - 1870 Leila Murdoch Pollock Scobie (aged 1.7, 3 weeks into voyage)
1869 - 1949 Marion Robertson Pollock Scobie (+ Hugh Rankin)
1871 - 1953 Alexander Pollock Scobie (+ Christina Dore)
1873 - 1888 Adam Robert Pollock Scobie (died aged 14.11)
1875 - 1948 Robert Scobie (+ Catherine Taylor)
1876 - 1951 Jessie Strachan Pollock Scobie (+ William McGill)
1877 - 1946 Elizabeth Murdoch Pollock Scobie (+ John Benjamin Charles Dore)
1878 - 1879 William David Pollock Scobie (died aged 1 week from 12 months)
1880 - 1959 James Murdoch Pollock Scobie (+ Mary Blatch)
1882 - 1962 William Spence Scobie (+ Ada Louisa Russell)
1883 - 1954 Marjory Scobie (+William Neill Taylor +Frank Hutchins)


* Alexander Pollock Scobie
- married Alice Ruth PHIPPS (1881-) in 1905
daughter of Samuel PHIPPS & Alice STEPHENS
- their known children:
1906 - 1989 Richard Alexander Scobie
1908 - 1988 Gladys Helen Scobie (+ William Francis McClinchie 1932)
1911 - 1994 Isabel Ruth Scobie


* Anna Bella/Annabella 'Annie' Scobie (1869-1950)
daughter of William Scobie (1837-1918) & Ann Gilmour (1846-1912)
see *notes at end
- married Malcolm MOUAT (from the Shetland Island) in 1893
Otago Witness, 22 June 1893 THE FIRST WEDDING THE WAIAU
The Waiau is a vast district in the north-west of Southland. It has hitherto been tenanted chiefly by sheep and rabbits. Now it is becoming more settled, and will soon make its natural advantages tell on the welfare of New Zealand. The first marriage in the district, which took place on June 1, must therefore not pass unnoticed. On that day Miss Annie Scobie, daughter of Mr Scobie, of Eastern Bush, was joined in wedlock with Mr Malcolm Mouat, of Woodlands station, by the Rev A. Macdonald, of Otautau/ Invitations had been issued to 60 guests. The death of a neighbour, however, prevented that number attending. About 40 sat down to dinner, and more dropped in during the evening. Merry speeches were made by the Rev A. Macdonald, and Messrs Gilman, Bradley and Darley. Several of the guests have the unique distinction of having note localities named after them. After one of them the Cameron Range was named. the bridegroom's name is borne by a lake at the head of the Big river, while other enterprising men present were equally deserving of having their names similarly immortalised. Nearly all were pioneers, either as explorers. shepherds, or farmers. In this district ladies are rather scarce as yet, but there were importations from Invercargill and Otautau. In the evening the large granary was cleared for a dance. This, with songs and games, made the night pass pleasantly. At present there are, I believe, only three married couples west of the Waiau, where Mr and Mrs Mouat reside. I exclude the Wilson river goldfields. This district includes nearly half of the Wallace County and the whole of the Fiord County. But population is now running in like a flood, and the country which has been all desolate shall yet be made glad by them. By "them" I mean the wives. I am an advocate of settlement, and how can a man be properly settled unless he acts as Mr Mouat has done?
- their known children:
1894 - 1894 Annie Elizabeth Mouat (aged 5 days)
1895 - 1967 William John Mouat (+ Florinda Jane Harper 1916)
1896 - Elizabeth Annie Mouat (+ William Francis Durie - lived Gympie, Queensland NOTE for William Francis Durie. He was born in Invercargill to William John Durie & Jane Milton. He served in the Australia Army as Private Q106890. He died 29 June 1942 at Lagoon Pocket, via Gympie & buried Grave 241 at Gympie cemetery. His probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth & their son, Francis Malcolm Durie, Farmers of Mary Street, Calico Creek, near Gympie)
1897 - 1983 Margaret Mouat (+ Harry James McLean 1919)
1899 - 1954 Clementina Mouat (+ Percy John Docton Scott 1925)
1900 - 1903 May Mouat
1902 - 1979 Malcolm Mouat
1903 - 1994 May Augusta Mouat (+ James Torrance Scott 1923)
1905 - 1995 Magnus Laurence Mouat (+ Lelia Bastow Rout 1928)
NOTES
Malcolm Mouat's cousin James Thomson died 15 March 1921 aged 76
Malcolm Mouat died Nov 1932
* Malcolm's Obituary
* Malcolm's Memorial Service


* Bethia Scobie/Scobbie (1874-)
daughter of * George SCOBBIE (1847-1930) & Elizabeth MITCHELL (1856-1932) from West Lothian, Scotland, who arrived in New Zealand 18 Jan 1878 on the 'Oamaru' (not found on the passenger list) with Bethia and her brother Walter
BETHIA married Thomas ELTRINGHAM in 1891
- their known children:
1892 - John Stephen Eltringham
1894 - 1962 George Eltringham
1895 - Stephen Eltringham
1897 - 1994 Thomas Eltringham
1900 - Frances May Eltringham
1903 - Raymond Eltringham
BETHIA next married Walter Charles GILLANDER in 1925
* NOTE
George SCOBBIE & Elizabeth MITCHELL
married 1873 in Uphall:
- the known children of George & Elizabeth:
1874 - Bethia Scobbie (+ Thomas Eltringham)
1876 - 1953 Walter Scobbie
1878 - 1950 Christina Scobbie (+ Quintin Logan McClung)
1880 - 1969 Janet Scobbie (born in NZ + William Goodfellow Hume)
1881 - Andrew Mitchell Scobbie (+ Jessie O'Dell)
1883 - Jeannie Gardiner Scobbie (+ Arthur William Dunstan)
1885 - 1978 Amy Annie Scobbie (+ Barndt Henry Mattson)
1887 - 1964 George Scobbie (+Mary O'Connor 1910-divorced +Lucie Malcolm 1928)
1890 - 1951 Elizabeth Scobbie (+ Andrew James Roycroft)
1891 - 1978 Margaret Scobbie (+ Samuel McClung)
1893 - 1969 John Alexander Scobbie (+ Isabel Jean Jansen)
1896 - Agnes Scobbie (+ Angus Taylor)
New Zealand Herald, 6 December 1930
OBITUARY of GEORGE SCOBBIE

The death has occurred at Otahuhu of Mr George Scobbie, aged 83 years. Born in Scotland, Mr Scobbie arrived in New Zealand 52 years ago on the sailing ship Oamaru after a long and stormy voyage. On two occasions the vessel was so much at the mercy of the elements that a wreck was feared. After a short period in Dunedin Mr Scobbie proceeded with his wife and family to the West Coast and for 16 years he was a mining engineer at Denniston. He then returned to the Waihi district and followed his vocation on the goldfields there for 18 years. Mr Scobbie took up residence in Otahuhu 15 years ago, when he retired. An active and vigorous man all his life, Mr Scobbie never suffered an illness until a few weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, seven daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs Gillander of Waihi; Mrs Q. McClung and Mrs Hume of Katikati; Mrs Dunstan of Te Hoe; Mrs Matson of Otorohanga; Mrs Roycroft of Whangarei; amd Mrs S. McClung of Waihi. The sons are Mr Walter Scobbie of Otahuhu; Mr George Scobbie of Onehunga; and Mr John Scobbie of Mount Eded. There are 48 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren


* Christiana Stella Scobie (1901-1982)
- married Percy William McDONALD (1895-1981) in 1922
son of David McDONALD & Annie MEARS


* Constance Susan Ann Scobie (1908-)
- married Alfred Hugh THOMPSON (1898-1940) in 1929
Constance possibly remarried


* Edith Irene Scobie
- married Edward WILLIAMS in 1921


* Elder Adam Scobie
- married Jessie Annie McCALLUM in Riverton 31 Dec 1919
Elder was 41 & Jessie was 34


* Elizabeth Scobie
- married Frank George WILLIAMS in 1908
- their known children:
1910 - 1961 Gerald Douglas Williams
1911 - Phillis Williams
1914 - Gwendoline Williams


* Elizabeth Murdoch Pollock 'Bessie' Scobie (1877-1946)
daughter of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married John Benjamin Charles DORE in Popotunoa, Clinton 26 April 1899
- their known children:
1900 - 1964 Elizabeth Pollock Campbell Dore (+ Duncan Alexander)
1902 - 1904 Charles Murdoch Dore (aged 2.4)
1904 - 1986 Harold Everard Dore
1906 - 1984 Cecil Manapouri Dore (+Lillian Reid +Sadie Buchanan)
1909 - 1984 Gladys Dore (+ William Smith)
1912 - Muriel Grace Dore


* Ellen Alexandra Scobie (1902-1952)
- married Thomas Victor HAGGERTY in 1921
- their known children:
1921 - 1996 Thomas Victor Haggerty
1922 - Robert Gregory haggerty
1924 - 2013 Cyril Albert Haggerty
1926 - Eileen Haggerty
1928 - 1939 Hillary Leslie Haggerty
Margaret Haggerty
Ronald Haggerty


* Ellen 'Nellie' Scobie
born Glasgow, a daughter of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY, arrived with her parents & sister Janet on the Michael Angelo into Port Chalmers 28 May 1873
- married Richard HUGHES in 1898
- their known children:
1900 - 1961 Leslie Douglas Hughes
1902 - Elsie Coranita Hughes
1904 - Clara Martha Hughes
1908 - 1978 Herbert Raymond Hughes
1913 - 1993 Richard Stuart Hughes


* Frederick Scobie
- married Margaret HOGAN in 1912


* Harold Taylor Scobie (1904-1986)
- married Dorothy NEEDHAM (1908-1997) in 1928
daughter of Frank NEEDHAN & Clara Olive PREECE


* Isabella Isadore Scobie (1905-1997)
- married Eric WAYLAND (1902-) in 1927
son of George Frederick WAYLAND & Alice CROMIE


* James Hamilton Scobie (1893-1969)
- married Amy Barton PARSONS (1893-1989) in 1915
daughter of Frederick Charles PARSONS & Ellen Eliza SADLER


* James Murdoch Pollock Scobie (1880-1959)
son of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
Robert & Jessie sailed on the Robert Henderson in 1870
- married Mary Eliza BLATCH (1886-1958) in 1911 at Otautau
- their known children:
1913 - Ellen Jessie Scobie
1915 - 1996 Murdoch Alfred Scobie
1921 - 1967 Marjory Rose Scobie (+ Norman Arthur Egerton)
James Murdoch Pollock Scobie died 28 Jan 1959 aged 78 & buried Winton with Mary


* James Ramsay Scobie (1878-1961)
son of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY
- married Emma Amelia KEEN (1886-1957) in 1908
daughter of Joseph KEEN & Emma WATSON
- their known children:
1908 - George Scobie
1910 - 1972 Roderick de Sayles Murphy Scobie


* Jane Scobie
- married John Henry SUTTON in 1883


* Jeannie Douglas 'Jean' Scobie (1875-1914)
daughter of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY, arrived "Michael Angelo" into Port Chalmers 28 May 1873
- she married Edward Dexter 'Peter' BOX (1865-1935) in 1896
28 April 1896 On 28th April, at St Mary's Church, Geraldine, by the Rev Stanley Hinson, Edward Dexter Box, eldest son of William A. (William Alfred 1839-1913) Box of Christchurch, to Jean Douglas, third daughter of John D. (John Douglas 1845-1911) Scobie, of Kakahu (22km south of Geraldine)
* Edward was a Draper in Ashburton by 1908
- their known children:
1897 - 1926 Douglas Dexter Box
- born in Christchurch, Douglas was a Wool Classer in Southbridge
- he died 15 Dec 1926 aged 29 from falling from a second story window at the Southbridge Hotel at 1.30 in the morning & buried Plot 1, Block 2A RSA at Bromley
1900 - 1965 Geraldine Mary Box
- Geraldine wasn't married
1901 - 1965 Russell Alfred Box
- Russell married May Ada SELLARS (1902-1963) in 1926
- 6th of 6 children of George William SELLARS & Catherine Jane BURNETT
1909 - 1973 Eva Minoni Box
1911 - Noel Naomi Box
'JEAN' died 4th June 1914 in Christchurch Hospital. She had been living at Radley, Woolston & buried in Plot 8, Block P at Rutherford Cemetery
* Edward 'Peter' went to war on 2 April 1917 (aged 51?) as Private 43945 with the NZEF, 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company. His daughter, Geraldine Mary Box, was listed as his next of kin, living at 303 Durham Street, Christchurch
'PETER' died 14 Oct 1935 aged 70. He had been living in Sumner, Christchurch
- he is buried with Jeannie


* Janet Douglas Scobie
born Glasgow, a daughter of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY, arrived with her parents & sister Nellie on the Michael Angelo into Port Chalmers 28 May 1873
- married George SIMONS in 1906
OF NOTE
Janet's siblings born in Timaru/Temuka:
1874 - Jane Scobie
1875 - 1914 Jeannie 'Jean' Scobie (+ Edward Dexter 'Peter' Box 1896)
1876 - William Scobie (enlisted from Shannon for WWI)
1879 - James Ramsay Scobie (+ Emma Amelia Keen)
1881 - Elizabeth Scobie
1884 - 1972 John Douglas Scobie (sentenced to 6 months hard labour 1921)
1887 - Mary Scobie


* Jessie Strachan Pollock Scobie
daughter of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married William McGILL in 1902
- their known children:
1903 - 1977 William McGill
1905 - 1954 Robert Scobie McGill (+ Ethel Watson)
1906 - 1941 John James McGill
1910 - 2001 Gordon Douglas McGill
1912 - 1987 Jessie Isabel McGill (+ Leonard Gordon Mitchell 'Len' Trusler)


* Joan Walker Scobie
- married Frederick George BICKNELL in 1920


* John Alexander Scobie (1867-1930)
son of William & Ann Scobie (see end notes)
- married Mary Ann SIMPSON in 1905
- their known children:
1908 - Constance Susan Ann Scobie
1911 - Myrtle Scobie


* John Douglas Scobie
- married Martha GARRARD in 1909
- their known children:
1910 - 1993 Alan Douglas Scobie
1911 - Raymond Scobie


* Margaret Scobie
daughter of William Scobie & Ann Gilmour (see end notes)
- married Donald McLAREN in 1886
- their known children:
1887 - 1962 * Annie Gilmour McLaren
1889 - 1908 Christina Stewart McLaren (aged 19)
1892 - 1959 Donald Stewart McLaren
1894 - Margaret Wilhelmina McLaren
1902 - 1938 William John McLaren
* Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 1 October 1912
WEDDING BELLS - HARDY-McLAREN
On Wednesday, September 18th, a very pretty and interesting wedding took place at Mr D. McLaren's, "Parkside" Eastern Bush, one of the largest of the kind that has eventuated in this district, many friends from far and near being present. The bride was Miss Annie Gilmour McLaren, daughter of Mr D. McLaren, and the bridgroom Mr Randolph Richard Piggot hardy, son of the late Mr Hardy, of Waimata. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in her bridal robes of cream satin striped silk, with cream roucheings and long bridal veil to match, and orange blossoms. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet of white narcissus. The bridesmaid was Miss Margaret McLaren, sister of the bride, who also wore cream satin striped delaine, and carried a bouquet of egg lilies. The little page was Miss Constance Scobie, cousin of the bride, who was dressed in white and blue, sash and ribbons to match. Mr G. Hardy, of Balclutha, brother of the bridegroom was best man. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a beautiful silver fruit bowl and spoons to match, and the bride's present to the bridegroom a greenstone albert, mounted in gold, and gold pendant. The bridegroom's present to the bridesmaid was a lovely gold brooch set in rubies and pearls, and the bride's present to the best man a pair of gold sleeve links. The father's present to the bride was a handsome gold bangle with a lovely sapphire stone set in, and a handsome cheque. Rev A. MacDonald (Otautau) performed the ceremony, and Miss Hardy played the Wedding March on the piano. After the nuptial knot had been tied, the guests adjourned to the barn, amidst showers of rice and confetti, where the wedding breakfast was served, over one hundred guests sitting down to it. Five long tables were beautifully laid out, and ample justice was done to the good thins provided. The Rev. A. MacDonald occupied the chair, and performed his duties in his usual humorous style. The usual toasts were proposed and duly honoured. The presents were displayed in the sitting-room, and comprised articles handsome, useful and costly, including cheques and notes for a large sum. The young couple and wedding froup were photograped by Mrs J. Beggs. Games were indugled in during the afternoon, and one and all adjourned to the barn, where a sumptuous tea was partaken of, after which the barn was cleared for dancing, about forty couples taking part in the grand march, which was led off by the bride's parents, music being supplied by Messrs Scobie and Livingstone (violins), and W. S. Scobie (piano), while Mr A. Glendinning performed the duties of M.C. in excellent manner. During intervals, Miss Hardy (sister of the bridegroom) played and sang some very pretty pieces. Duets were rendered by Mr D. McLaren, junr., and Miss McLaren, Mrs John Moir and Miss Mouat, and Misses M. Mouat and SImpson, a song by Mr W. McGill and a Highland fling by Mr W. McLaren (uncle of the bride). Dancing was kept merrily going till daylight, when the happy couple left by motor car, en route for Hastings, amidst showers of rice, confetti and old boots and the guests went home well pleased with their day and night's amusement.


* Marion Robertson Pollock Scobie (1869-1949)
daughter of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married Hugh RANKIN in 1890
Otago Daily Times, 20 May 1890 RANKIN-SCOBIE
On the 6th May, at Knox Church, Dunedin, by the Rev Dr Stuart, Hugh Rankin to Marion Robertson Pollock Scobie
- their known children:
1890 - 1904 Jessie Strachan Pollock Scobie Rankin (aged 14)
1892 - 1980 Mary Rebecca Rankin
1893 - 1973 Robert Hugh Rankin
1896 - Elizabeth 'Bessie' Rankin
1898 - 1988 Marion 'Minnie' Rankin (+Ronald Herbert Inder (1900-1936) +Jack Aitken)
1900 - 1968 Margaret Rankin (+ Angus John Gerken)
1902 - 1967 Marjory Catherine McKenzie Rankin (+ Ernest Black)
1904 - 2000 Ethel May Rankin (+ John Gilchrist Darling 1927)
1906 - 1964 Hugh Barnett Rankin
1909 - 1974 George Rankin


* Marjory Scobie (1883-1954)
born in Clinton, died in Johnsonville, Wellingotn
12th of 12 children of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married William Neill TAYLOR (1880-1910) in 1906
William was from Dublin & died in Invercargill
- their known children:
1907 - 1988 Robert Pollock Taylor
1907 - 1971 William Neill Taylor
1908 - 1970 Edgar Taylor
* William Neill Taylor died 2 April 1910 in a Shunting accident Invercargill
- Marjory next married Frank HUTCHINS 2 June 1920


* Mary Scobie (1887-)
daughter of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY
- married Clarence Frank PALMER (1888-1956) in 1907
- their known children:
1908 - 1985 Clarence Douglas Palmer
1910 - 1984 Ronald Ambrose Palmer
1913 - 1967 Francis William Palmer
1914 - 2010 Eileen Mary Palmer


* Maude Nellie Scobie (1879-1964)
daughter of Frederick SCOBIE & Sussanah
- married David Alexander FAIRWEATHER (1876-1954) in 1904
- their known children:
1914 - Hestia Vasanta Fairweather


* Robert Pollock Scobie (1875-1948)
son of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married Catherine TAYLOR (1881-1938) in 1902
- their known children:
1902 - 1952 Ellen Alexandra Scobie (+ Victor Haggerty)
1903 - 1980 Robert Henry George Scobie
1905 - Marjorie Isabelle Scobie
1906 - 1906 Arnold Scobie (aged 2 days, buried Riverton)
1909 - 1981 William Alexander Scobie
1910 - 1982 James Arnold Scobie
1911 - 1978 Eric McGregor Scobie
1912 - 2000 Albert Edward Scobie
1914 - 1991 Walter Cyril Scobie
1916 - 1994 Arthur Ian Scobie
1921 - Margaret Catherine 'Dolly' Scobie
1923 - 2002 Allan Douglas Scobie


* Robert Scobie
- married Amy Wilson in 1909
- their known children:
1909 - Dulcie Della Scobie


* Walter Charles Scobie (1892-1969)
born in Ballarat, Australia
- married Christina Margaret WARES (1900-1976) in 1920
daughter of Robert WARES & Margaret Ann CHRISTIAN
- their known children:
1922 - 1987 Russell James Scobie (+ Myrtle Violet Spicer 1949)


* William Scobie
son of William & Ann Scobie (see end notes)
- married Matilda TAYLOR in 1903
- their known children:
1903 - 1977 Margaret Annie Scobie
1904 - 1974 William John Bosworth Scobie
1905 - 1973 Herbert Gilmour Scobie
1906 - 1986 Harold Taylor Scobie
1907 - 1907 Violet Robena Scobie (aged 7 months)


* William Scobie
- married Isabella McEWEN in 1913
- their known children:
1914 - 1930 Henry McEwan Scobie


* William Scobie
- married Jane Winnifred ROBERTSON (1885-1972) in 1920
daughter of George ROBERTSON & Agnes ARKLAY


* William Spence Scobie (1882-1962)
son of Robert SCOBIE (1844-1900) & Jessie Strachan POLLOCK (1844-1893)
- married Ada Louisa RUSSELL (1881-1974, buried Wallacetown) in 1910
- their known children:
1912 - 2007 John Spence Scobie (born 4 Jan)
1912 - 1993 Robert William Scobie (born 20 Nov)
1914 - 1997 Frederick James Scobie
1916 - 1940 Jessie Mary Louisa Scobie (+ Albert Payne)
1918 - 2010 Leslie Russell Scobie

NOTES
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 9 July 1912
OBITUARY of Ann Scobie

There passed away in Invercargill on June 16th, at the ripe age of 76, one of the pioneers of Otago and Southland, in the person of Mrs Wm. Scobie. Her father, Mr Gilmour, occupied the farm of Fulbarr, 1 mile from Paisley, Scotland, where she was born. She was married on June 5th, 1862, in Paisley to Mr Wm. Scobie, and sailed soon afterwards for Dunedin. The young couple lived for some time in Dunedin, and then went to live at Merry Creek, Popotunoa, near Clinton, where Mr Scobie was agricultural manager. They were amongst the first settlers to take up land in Wairuna. They sold out their holding there, and came to Eastern Bush, Waiau district, Southland, where they resided for 28 years. Mr and Mrs Scobie were well-known in the Waiau district, being settled on a large farm, as well as in business as accommodation house keepers and storekeepers. They also kept post-office and telephone. About seven years ago they retired to Invercargill. It is worthy of note that from June 5th, 1862, their marriage day, to June 5th, 1912, make 50 years, so that Mr and Mrs Scobie saw their golden wedding, but were unable to celebrate it on account of the illness of Mrs Scobie, which terminated her life 11 days afterwards.
In the early days in the Waiau district, Mrs Scobie was called on to do a great deal of nursing, all of which she did gratuitously. Before there was a doctor in Otautau, she was looked on as the doctor in the Waiau. Her house was one that was known for its hospitality far and wide. Her house was like "The Auld Hoose" in the song, the rooms were not large, but they were fairly numerous, and it was wonderful how many wayfarers she could stow away in comfort for the night. She had a large sympathetic heart. Hers was not a self-centred existence, but an unselfish one, for she interested herslf in others and delighted to help them. She had great tenacity of purpose and punctuality, If a thing had to be done, there was no hesitation, and it had to be done at the time arranged. There was also a deep reverence for things sacred. She did not tell her children to go to church; she went herself, and they followed. They were set a good example.
One was not astonished at her wonderful end. After the aged couple had read a chapter in the Bible, verse about, before going to bed, she said to her husband: "This will be the last night you and I will be together." Mr Scobie said: "How do you think that?" She said: "I just know it. I am going home." She never spoke after that. She took a sudden seizure which deprived her of speech. Mrs Scobie was laid to rest in the Eastern cemetery, Invercargill, and Re. A. MacDonald, M.A., Otautau, officiated in the house and at the grave.
Mrs Scobie has left behind her husband and four of a family, all settlers in the Waiau, namely, Mrs Donald McLaren, Mrs Mamcolm Mouat, Mr Wm. Scobie jnr., and Mr John Scobie, to whom the sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.

Press, 7 March 1918
OBITUARY of William Scobie

The death of Mr William Scobie senior, of Eastern Bush, Southland, at the age of 81 years, is announced. Mr Scobie was born in Scotland, and was married on June 5th, 1862, in Paisley, to Miss Gilmour, and sailed soon afterwards for Dunedin. After living for a short time in Dunedin, Mr and Mrs Scobie went to live at Merry Creek, Popotunoa, near Clinton, where Mr Scobie was agricultural manager. They were amongst the first settlers to take up land at Wairuna. They sold out their holding there, and went to Eastern Bush, Waiau district, Southland, where they resided for 28 years. Mr and Mrs Scobie were well known in the Waiau district, being settled on a large farm as well as in business as accommodation house and storekeepers. Mr Scobie was as keen a farmer as he was a business man. Whilst he did mixed farming he specialised in sheep. Mr Scobie also took a keen interest in public affairs. About 12 years ago he went to Invercargill to live. Mrs Scobie predeceased him six years ago. Mr Scobie has left behind him four of a family, all settlers in the Waiau - namely, Mrs Donald McLaren, Mrs Malcolm Mouat, Mr William Scobie, jun., and Mr John Scobie


PHOTO
HEADSTONE of John & Janet Scobie at Timaru
parents of JEANNIE DOUGLAS SCOBIE

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by Katpadgett on 2012-06-23 20:08:19

Hi. Looking for any further information about both Jean Douglas Scobie and Edward Dexter Box. They are my Great Grand Parents. My grandfather was Russell Alfred Box, Jean and Edward's youngest son. Kat

by vjacobsen on 2014-09-05 19:01:25

Hi Kat
I have a lot of info on the Scobie family, if you are still looking.
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