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the 'residents' of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington from 1841 ... E names

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the Roman Catholic MOUNT STREET CEMETERY is a protected heritage site in Wellington, New Zealand (click link for more). It was the first cemetery in Wellington for Catholic burials and contains the graves of the first nuns and priests in Wellington. It remained open until 1891 although burials continued in existing family plots until 1954. The earliest surviving grave marker dates from 1851, and the latest from 1954. Although only around 200 headstones survive, it is estimated that there could have been as many as 1150 burials. Many of the early markers were simple wooden crosses, which have long since vanished

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the 'Residents' of MOUNT STREET Cemetery, Wellington (as at May 2012)
- anything in italics is my addition
- dates may be of death OR burial


EAUWEHE?, Ripera (Maori girl) - 12 June 1854 aged 12
- name more likely to be Rauwehe

EDWARDS, Lady Mary Ann (nee SAYERS, formerly CUTTEN, formerly GEORGE) - 21 July 1935 aged 78
23 July 1935 An old resident of Wellington, Lady Edwards, widow of the late Sir Worley Bassett Edwards, a Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, died at her residence on Sunday last. She was formerly Miss Mary Ann Sayers, of Wellington, and except for some years passed in Dunedin, spent her life in this city. Requiem mass was celebrated at St Mary of the Angels Church today. The interment was private
... Worley Bassett Edwards (1850-1927), ... Admitted to the Bar in 1875, Edwards served the balance of his articles with C. W. Cutten, a schoolfriend, then practised law with him at Oamaru, and at Wellington with A. de B. Brandon, and then with W. S. Moorhouse (later joined by Cutten). He took offence at what he regarded as breaches of faith by both Brandon and Moorhouse. With the help of Cutten's father, Edwards and Cutten bought out Moorhouse. By the late 1870s a stable and profitable partnership had been established. In 1881 Edwards unsuccessfully contested the Wellington South seat in Parliament. On Cutten's death, in 1885, he embarked on practice on his own account and on 2 June 1886, at Wellington, married Cutten's widow, Mary Ann Cutten, formerly George. Although Edwards wrote of the marriage as one of real love, there was rumour of conflict, chiefly over her extravagance with money. The five children of her two previous marriages joined Edwards's household. They took his name but were never formally adopted by him. A son, Godfrey L'Estrange Waller, the only child of the marriage, was born in 1890.

EGAN, Anne Elizabeth - 13 Nov 1884 aged 2

EGAN, Bessie Maud - 23 June 1880 aged 2
- daughter of Daniel EGAN & Bridget (O'KANE?)

EGAN, Johanna - 6 June 1895 aged 52

EGAN, Mary - 12 Jan 1876 aged 2 days

EGAN, Andrew Thomas Augustine - 5 July 1883 aged 14
- buried with his mother Johanna, above

ELLER, William Alexander - 6 Nov 1885 aged 16 days
- son of Martin ELLER (1852-1928) & Anna KRAMER (1852-1923)
Martin was from Hessen, Germany and arrived NZ in 1873. He received his letter of Naturalization in Oct 1883. Anna arrived with her mother in 1877 & married Martin a month later
- Martin had the business Eller, M. and Son, Upholsterers and Cabinetmakers, Ellerton House, 106 Willis Street, Wellington. From the link at his name written about 1897 ... Over the roof is a large space for storing timber, and there is a loft above the shop for keeping flock hair and flax. The entire building is lighted by electric light, and is splendidly adapted for the expanding trade. Messrs. Eller and Son are importers of wire bedsteads and of materials needed in the trade. About eight or ten hands are employed in the manufacturing business (see photo)
- the children of Martin & Anna:
1878 - 1951 Franz 'August' Martin Eller
- spouse not found
1880 - 1962 'Max' Joseph Bernhard Eller
- Max married Julia Margaret FLYNN in 1909
1885 - 1885 William Alexander Eller, as above
1886 - 1973 Mary Elizabeth Eller
- Mary become Sister Mary Augustine at Our Lady of Compassion
1889 - 1967 'Francis' Samuel Christina Eller
- Francis married Kathleen Rose MILLS in 1923
15 July 1923 On the 15th July 1923, at Our Lady's Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Anna Elizabeth, wife of Martin Eller; aged 71 years. R.I.P.
13 June 1928 On the 13th June 1928, at the Home of Incurables, Buckie street, Martin Eller, dearly beloved father of Sister Mary Augustine, of Our Lady of Compassion Wellington and of August, Max, and Francis Eller; aged 76 years. R.I.P.

ELLIOTT, James - 5 Feb 1857 age not recorded

ENGLISH, Margaret - 26 Aug 1885 aged 52

ENNIS, Francis - 10 May 1858 aged 32

ENRIGHT, John - 31 Oct 1883 aged 25
31 Oct 1883 FATAL ACCIDENT AT KAIWARRA News of a distressing accident at Kaiwarra was brought into town at an early hour this morning. The accident, which was unfortunately attended with fatal consequences, occurred on the works in connection with the formation of the Wellington-Manawatu railway, the particular spot where it happened being in a cutting, for which Mr J. Saunders is the contractor, situated about 100 years above the Kaiwarra schoolhouse, and only a short distance past the first tunnel on the line. At this cutting a gang of five men were employed under Mr Scanlon, foreman, in letting in a "drive" through a hill. When completed the drive will measure about a couple of chains, but up to this morning very little headway - only a few yards - had been made with the job. The men started work as usual at 8 o'clock this morning. Three of them viz., John Scanlon, foreman, P. Mulvahill and J. McIvor, were engaged immediately within the drive, and the reamining two - Thomas O'Malley and John Enright - were employed in shovelling the "stuff" which the others loosened into a dray standing with a horse attached to it directly in front of the drive. Suddenly at half-past 8 o'clock, while the men were so employed, a terrible fall of earth ensued. The earth came down from the sides of the cutting. It consisted of hard rocky stuff, and had evidently been loosened by the recent rains, revealing on one side a natural smooth, hard facing, down which, of course, the stuff came rolling without any obstruction. Enrght and O'Malley, the two men occupied in lifting the loose stuff into the dray, with a view of "tipping" it elsewhere, were unhappily caught under the fall of earth which must have weighed close upon 50 tons, but the other three luckily perceived the danger in time, and had the presence of mind to jump back into the drive, where they escaped unhurt. The earth fell directly on top of the dray, which it smashed into a thousand pieces and the horse, startled by the strange noise, bolted at full speed into the township, miraculously escaping without a scratch. Meanwhile Enright and O'Malley, the unfortunate draymen, lay buried beneath the debris, and the remainder of the gang were unable to afford any assistance for some time by reason of being "pinned in" at the mouth of the drive. Immediate help, however, was at hand, and numbers of men at once set to work to rescue the unhappy victims. It was exactly three quarers of an hour before Enrigt and O'Malley were exhumed, and then of course they were discovered quite dead.
John Enright was about 25 years of age, and had worked for Mr Saunders for some years. He came from Dunedin, and had latterly been working for Mr Saunders on his Makitoke contract from which he was withdrawn quite recently in order to assist at the Kaiwarra works ... more
- the Coroners Report & Verdict of Manslaughter

EUSTON, Richard - 16 March 1860 aged 26

EVANS, Dominick 'William' Downe - 30 April 1889 aged 51
30 April 1889 On 30th April, at his residence, Tinakori road, William Evans, late of Birmingham, England, aged 51 years; lamented by his sorrowng wife and friends. R.I.P.


the shop of Martin Eller in Willis St Wellington in 1897
- go to link at his name -

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