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Sydney George MILLINGTON - Wellington gaoler

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Sydney George MILLINGTON (1852-1911)
was born in Teignmouth, Devonshire, England.
He arrived in New Zealand in 1868
He married Louisa Lavinia BUCHANAN (1861-1933) 10 Dec 1879

SYDNEY & LOUISA had 9 children:
... 1
1881 - 1951 Sydney Smith Millington
- in 1908 he was attending the Central School in New Plymouth
- Sydney married Mary BROWN in 1910
Evening Post, 17 August 1910 MILLINGTON-BROWN - On the 17th July, at St Peter's Wellington, by the Rev G. P. Davys, Sidney Smith, eldest son of S. G. Millington, Esq., Gaoler, Wellington, to Mary, fourth daughter of P. Brown, Esq., Wellington
Evening Post, 23 November 1910 Mr S. S. Millington, of the Railway Department, son of Mr S. G. Millington, gaoler at Wellington, has been transferred from Auckland to Dunedin. He arrived in Wellington en route yesterday afternoon and leaves by tonight's steamer for south
Hutt News, 18 January 1933 LOCAL SUCCESS - Mr S. S. Millington, a resident of the Hutt of many years standing and a well known member of the Hutt Bowling Club, who has been appointed by the Government Railways Board to succeed Mr E. J. Guiness as Comptroller of Stores, has for the past thirty years been closely associated with the commercial community of the Dominion ... more at link
SYDNEY died 7 July 1951 aged 70 & was cremated at Karori, Wellington


... 2
1882 - 1957 Annie Eliza Frances Millington
Evening Post, 18 December 1896 WELLINGTON TECHNICAL SCHOOL
... RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS:
Fifty First Year Primary Drawing Scholarships - Annie Millington, Te Aro
- Annie died aged 74
- no spouse found


... 3
1884 - Arthur George Millington
Free Lance, 15 April 1905 pupils off Miss Carr's and Mrs Gunnon's School of Shorthand and Typewriting, obtain Sir Isaac Pitman's certificate of proficiency in the best proof of the capabilies of those teachers in imparting knowledge and the results which have just been received by the last 'Frisco Mail' must be most gratifying to them and their pupils alike. The following are the successful candidates - Speed: Mr Aruthur G. Millington, 110 words per minute. Theory: Miss Louisa Millington
Manawatu Standard, 30 January 1911 WEDDING
... At the West Hawthorn Presbyterian Church, Melbourne on 21 December 1910, Mr Arthur George Millington, second son of Mr S. G. Millington, The Terrace, Wellington, was married to Miss Hannah F. MANSON, youngest daughter of Mrs William Manson of "Huntingtower" Hawthorn. The service was fully choral and the Rev W. Cooper officiated. About a hundred guests were present, including a large number of the bride's relatives. The Rev Mervy Knucky was best man. The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr H. J. Manson) wore a handsome frock of ivory satin souple with transparent yoke and sleeves of ivory Brussels net wrought with silver thread; the bodice was gracefully draped with old Brussels lace and the skirt opened prettily to show an underskirt of lace and net. Her veil, edged with silver, was caught up with orange blossoms.
The bridesmaid were Miss Myrtle Manson (niece of the bride) and Miss Gladys and Sophie Jack (also nieces of the bride).
After the ceremony a reception was held at "Huntingtower" and wedding tea was served in a marquee on the lawn. The bridesmaids wore turquoise and pearl pendants (the gifts of the bridegroom). The bridegrooM's gift to the bride was a necklet of pearls and aquamarines. The honeymoon is being spent in the Blue Mountains, N.S.W.
The Argus, Melbourne 26 October 1912 MILLINGTON (nee Manson) - On the 14th October, at her residence, 19 Victoria-road Camberwell, the wife of Arthur George Millington of a daughter. Both well
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 15 January 1929
PETROL IN BULK IN PACIFIC ISLANDS
... Mr Arthur Millington, who was for many years engaged in the distribution of petroleum products, machinery and steel in New Zealand and Australia, has been appointed to act as The Shell Company's special representative in the Island. He was at one time associated with the New Zealand Government Tourist and Commerce Department, and in the latter acted on occasions as New Zealand Government Agent in Sydney and Melbourne


... 4
1886 - 1887 Percy James Millington
- born 23 March 1886
- Percy died 27 March 1887 aged 1
- he is buried in the family grave (see photo)


... 5
1887 - 1887 William Percy Millington
- born 17 July 1887
- William died 18 Sep 1887 aged 2 months
- he is buried in the family grave (see photo)


... 6
1888 - 1968 Louisa Lavinia Millington
Evening Post, 18 April 1903 LAWN TENNIS AT THE SCHOOLS
... Competitions from seven schools were seen in action. Violet Perry and Louisa Millington from Te Aro showed good form (also read brother Arthur)
LOUISA died 30 January 1958 aged 80
- she was cremated at Karori Wellington


... 7
1890 - 1918 William Bertie Millington
- William served in WWI as Corporal 28627 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 11th Reinforcements J Company. His occupation on enlistment was 'a Warehouseman'. He embarked from Wellington 2 January 1917, his next of kin was his mother of 229 Ingestre Street, Wellington. William was Killed In Action 4 Oct 1917 at Ypres, Belgium. His last unit served was the Wellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 9th Company. He was buried N.Z. Apse, Panel 6. Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


... 8
1892 - 1963 Ebbie James Millington
- Ebbie served in WWI as Gunner 42938 with the NZEF, 24th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery , embarking from Wellington 26 April 1917. His occupation on enlistment was 'Soldier'. His next of kin was his mother on The Terrace, Wellington
- Ebbie married Circe LARKING (1901-1985) in 1922
- daughter of John Glass & Adelaide Emily LARKING
- in 1949 Ebbie was living at 20 Konini Rd, Mount Victoria, Auckland
- Circe married Ambrose William TREMEWAN (1911-1963) of Shannon
EBBIE died 1963 aged 71
CIRCE died 1985 aged 84 in Palmerston North


... 9
1898 - 1949 Stanley Roy Buchanan Millington
- in December 1910 Stanley was in Standard III at Te Aro school
STANLEY died aged 50


NOTES
Sydney George Millington was a Gaoler at HM Prison, Wellington.
He joined the Justice Department in 1878 as assistant warder at Lyttelton, Christchurch.
He became principal warder at Mount Cook in 1882 and chief warder at Terrace gaol in 1903. Three years later he was transferred to New Plymouth as gaoler and in 1908 was made manager of the prison reformatory in that district. Appointed gaoler at Wellington in 1909

Manawatu Standard, 1 July 1911 DEATH
... Mr Sydney George Millington, who has been gaoler at the Terrace Prison, Wellington, for the past two years, died at his residence on Thursday morning, at the age of 59.

Evening Post, 29 June 1911 Sydney's OBITUARY
... The death occurred at 8 o'clock this morning of mr Sydney George Milliingotn, gaoler, at the gaol residence, at the age of 59. For some months deceased suffered from an internal complaint and took to his bed on 7th May. Dr Gilmer attended him.
He was born at Teignmouth, Devonshire, and came to the DOminion in 1868. Deceased has had a long and creditable record of service in the Justice Department. Joining on 1st October 1878, as assistant warder at Lyttelton, he was promoted to the position of warder three years later. In May 1882, he was made principal warder at Mount Cook, and on 1st April 1903, chief warder at the Terrace Gaol. Mr Millington was appointed gaoler at New Plymough on 20th August 1906, and on 1st April 1908, manager of the reformatory prison there. He stayed at New Plymouth until 1st April 1909, when he was promoted gaoler at Wellington.
Deceased leaves a widow and seven children, the youngest being twelve years of age. There are two girls and five sons

Evening Post, 22 November 1933 Louisa's OBITUARY
... The death occurred last Wednesday after a brief illness of Mrs L. L. Millington, widow of the late Mr Sidney George Millington. Mrs Millington is survived by four sons - Messrs S. S. Millington, Comptroller of Stores, Railway Department, Wellington; Mr A. G. Millington of the Shell Oil Co., Melbourne; Mr E. J. Millington of Aulsebrook and Co., Palmerston North; and Mr S. R. B. Millington, Wellington - and two daughters, the Misses A. and L. Millington, Wellington. The interment took place on Friday last at the Bolton Street Cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs A. E. Batt, E. Brown, A. K. Mead, L. Dwan, J. Tunnington and J. Gifford


PHOTO
plot 2601, Bolton Street Cemetery

last resting place of:
... Sydney George Millington in 1911
* his son Percy James Millington in July 1887
* his son William Percy Millington in Sep 1887
* his wife Louisa Lavinia Millington in 1933
* his daughter Annie Eliza Frances Millington in 1957
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

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