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Walter Eustace Axup, New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

The AXUP family in New Zealand
James Axup (1808-1887) was born in Yorkshire, England. He married Mary Cooke (1813-1881) in Yorkshire on 26 Jan 1836. They both died in Yorkshire.
There were a number of children but their oldest, Aaron 'Henry' Axup is the only one found to date to have emigrated to NZ...

1836 - 1895 Aaron 'Henry' Axup
born in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire
married Fanny Dyer (1833-1919) in Preston, Lancashire in 1857
the known children of Henry & Fanny
* 1857 - 1857 Anne Margaret Axup
..1 1858 - 1942 Katherine Emma 'Kate' Axup (+ Wastney NZ)
..2 1859 - 1934 Walter Eustace Axup (+ Ross NZ)
* 1861 - 1867 Frederick Bowling Axup (aged 6 in Buckinghamshire)
..3 1862 - 1941 Ellen Axup (+ Hurley NZ)
Henry arrived into Lyttelton 26 Sep 1862 on the barque 'Mersey'. However, the passenger report suggests he came on his own. Read obituary of his son Walter below which says he (Walter) arrived on the 'Ben Ledi' in 1877. Did Henry come to set up for his family? Did Fanny and the children arrive much later?

..1 1858 - 1942 Katherine Emma 'Kate' Axup
..2 1859 - 1934 WALTER EUSTACE Axup
..3 1862 - 1941 Ellen Axup

TIMELINE of their father HENRY AXUP

..2 1859 - 1934 WALTER EUSTACE Axup
born Berkshire, England
married Maria Amelia Ross (1868-1958) in Woodville, 16 April 1889
* her father was Hugh Alexander 'George' Ross (1830-1891), son of Hugh Cokeley Ross of London (1797-1869), who was once the attorney general of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Her mother was her father's 2nd wife, Anna Maria Wood (1802-1853). Her parents are buried at Old Gorge, Woodville
Woodville Examiner, 24 April 1889 - MARRIAGE
AXUP-ROSS - April 16th, by the Rev R. Stewart, at the residence of the parents of the bride, Palmerston Road, Woodville, Walter Eustace, only son of Henry Axup, Esq., to Maria Amelia, eldest daughter of Hugh Alexander George Ross
the known children of Walter & Maria
..2a 1890 - 1907 Elleanor Pearl 'Lena' Axup
- born at Bloomfields, Woodville, Lena was living with her mother Maria at 92 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington. At 6am on Tues, 12 Feb 1907, Maria walked into her kitchen to find Claude Paget, Lena's boyfriend, standing there. She asked him what he was doing and he replied he wanted to say goodbye to Lena as he was going to San Francisco. Maria told him Lena was in the dining room. He went in and shortly after she heard three revolver shots. Claude had killed Lena in a jealous rage
NOTES Sydney 'Claude' Paget (sometimes written Pagett 1879-1953) was, at that time, said to have been a widower aged 27 with childre who were also dead .. (this has not been verified at this date, although Miss Ellen Lawler, a witness at the trial, said 6 or 7 years ago she lived in the same house as Claude and his wife in Taranaki street). A well set-up young man - one of several brothers - highly respectable young men and well-liked among their acquaintances. He was the son of Samuel Stanley Paget (1847-1924) & Pamela Wright (1849-1922) of Christchurch. His siblings were:
1873 - 1900 Pamela Lavinia Paget
1875 - 1936 Oliver Edward Cyril Paget
1876 - 1889 Olive Evelyn May Paget (died in Tarnaki of cardiac paralysis)
1877 - 1938 Samuel Stanley Paget
1879 - 1953 Sydney Claude Paget
1883 - 1964 Rupert Leslie Paget
1883 - 1958 Percy Gerald Paget
1885 - 1963 Hilda Grace Paget
1887 - 1890 Laurence Owen Paget
1888 - Ira Vogel Paget
1894 - 1896 George Owen Paget (born Taranaki)
* Claude was originally sentenced to death. After much outcry and petitions the Cabinet advised the Governor to commute the sentence. This was done and Claude was sentenced to be imprisoned for the term of his natural life. However he was released in 1920 after serving 13 years. In 1921 he married Jessie Marian Forsyth (1884-1968). In 1923 he was sent back to gaol for 12 months hard labour, for breaking & entering and stealing from his brothers. In 1936 he was sentenced to 3 months hard labour in Wanganui for obtaining 10/- by false representations. In 1941 he was sentenced to 3 months hard labour for stealing a pair of boots outside a city shop in Wellington. He died in Hawera, Taranaki and is buried on his own. Is, in fact, the only Paget in the cemetery

..2b 1891 - 1894 Cyril Dyer Axup
- Cyril died in Greytown on Christmas Day 1894 aged 3½. Two weeks later his father Walter was baling wool at Cotterville, South Wairarapa, when one fell on him and he was seriously injured

..2c 1896 - 1990 Ruby 'Sheila' Axup
- Ruby married William Thompson Stewart (1885-1962), of Levin, at Knox Church, Masterton Sep 1921.
* son of Archibald Stewart & Margaret Luke Thompson
Walter & Elleanor were living at 'Kohiwi', Homewood at that time. Ruby died at the Masonic Home in Queen St., Levin aged 95
In Aug 1911 At the Levin Spring Fair and Bulb Show, Miss Ruby Axup was awarded 2 prizes
Ruby was a fervent hockey player at school. In June 1912 the following represented the Levin High School: Misses R. Axup, A. Watson, N. Dynan, S. Cook. S. Chamberlain, A. Payn, R. Blows, C. Grace, M. Campbell, H. Rockell, I. Proctor
In April 1913 A Report from the Levin Public School, Inspection and Examination on the year 1912. At the December examinations the five senior board championships offered to pupils attending District High Schools. Ida Procter and Sheila Ruby Axup obtained senior free places
In Jan 1917 At the Horowhenua A. & P. Show Ruby came second came 2nd in the Saddle Horses section for the Lady's Hack

WALTER AXUP died 14 Oct 1934 in Levin aged 76
Horowhenua Chronicle, 15 Oct 1934 - DEATH OF WALTER
AXUP - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs Stewart, Arapaepae Road, Levin, on Sunday, October 14th, Walter Eustace Axup, beloved husband of Maria Amelia Axup; aged 76 years
Horowhenua Chronicle, 15 Oct 1934

The death occurred early on Saturday morning, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs W. T. Stewart, Arapaepae Road, Levin, of an old resident of Horowhenua and Wairarapa districts in the person of Mr Walter E. Axup. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 76th year, was born at Abingdon, England. On September 26th 1859, the late Mr Axup came to New Zealand as a boy, landing in Wellington from the sailing vessel "Ben Ledi" on May 15th, 1877. After a considerable number of years spent on the farm of his father, Mr Henry Axup, at Waverley, he took up farm management on behalf of Mr Carlile, of Woodville, and a few years later was called upon to take over the management of the Cotter Estate, in Southern Wairarapa, which position he retained for over 14 years, superintending extensive ploughing operations with the first steam ploughing equipment introduced into the North Island, in the country surrounding Tauherenikau and Greytown.
Mr Axup then carried out farming operations in his own interests at Rata, in the Marton district, for a period of six years, but was obliged to discontinue owing to ill health. A short while later, in 1907, he again took up farm management, this time in the interests of Mr H. V. Hammond, controlling his Ohau property "Tangimona" for a period of eight years, following which he managed the McDonald Estate, Heatherlea, for four years. His next move was to Waikanae, where he assumed management of Messrs Higginson Bros' property. His last position was on the East Coast, near masterton, on the property of Mr and Mrs J. B. Moodue, retiring six years ago with his wife to Featherston, where they resided until about five months ago, when they came to Levin.
In 1889, Mr Axup was married to Maria Amelia Ross, of Woodville, a member of the family of one of the earliest settlers in that district. He is survived by his wife, two sister, Mrs H. Wastney of Auckland and Mrs J. Hurly of Featherston, and one daughter, Mrs W. T. Stewart, of Levin
NOTES on MARIA AMELIA - her Siblings
(Maria's family were among the earliest settlers of Woodville)
1864 - 1950 Hugh George Ross (died Temuka)
1866 - 1902 Augustus Henry Ross (died woodville)
1868 - 1958 Maria Amelia Ross (died Levin)
1870 - 1968 Fraser Mana Ross (died Wanganui)
1873 - 1956 William Frederick Ross (died Palmerston North)
1876 - 1936 Alfred Herbert Ross
1880 - 1934 Florence Elizabeth Ross (died Pahiatua)
MARIA AXUP died 5 Aug 1948 in Levin
* she is buried with Walter at Old Levin cemetery

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