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George TATTLE oldest living native of Wellington 1917

GEORGE TATTLE (1842-1917) was the 6th (& first New Zealand born child) of John & Ann TATTLE who had emigrated to New Zealand from Somerset, England on board the London, arriving 1 May 1842.

George was born in Wellington on 28 July 1842, 12 weeks after their arrival.
He married Mary Ann TYLER (1853-1928) in 1867
Wellington Independent, 3 December 1867
... TATTLE-TYLER - On November 30, at St Peter's Church, Willis street, by the Rev A. Stock B.A., George Tattle, to Mary Ann Tyler

They had 12 children:
... 1
1869 - 1957 George Albert Tattle
Evening Post, 23 January 1869 On the 22nd instant, at her residence, Ingestre-street, the wife of Mr George Tattle, of a son. By Feb 1876 George was attending the Wesleyan School in Dixon street (Te Aro).
- George married Mary Elizabeth ? (1869-1956)
- they had 5 (known) children:
* 1897 - 1959 Olive Jean Tattle
- Olive married Harold John NASH in 1923
* 1899 - Elsie May Tattle
- Elsie married John Neild DAVIES in 1918
- * see the wedding below
* 1901 - 1952 Miriam Edith Tattle
- Miriam married George Emil HOFFMANN (1895-1981) in 1927
* 1906 - George Albert Tattle
- George married Helen Lavinia HARVEY (1895-1978) in 1926
* 1912 - 2004 Maurice Blackmore Tattle

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... 2
1870 - 1950 William Tyler Tattle
Evening Post, 7 November 1870
... On the 6th inst., the wife of Mr George Tattle, of a son
* in 1894 he was in Bankruptcy in Wellington
New Zealand Herald, 26 January 1894 An application will be made to the Chief Justice in Chambers to-morrow to adjudge bankrupt William T. Tattle, formerly in business in manners-street, as ironmonger, who is supposed to be now on his way to South America, by the s.s. Rimutaka. The debtor's liabilities are stated to amount to something like ?750 ($136,500 today), and his assets represented by stock left in the shop are valued at between ?200 and ?300
* in 1900 William was in Cookernup, West Australia when he married Edith Alice MITCHELL (1875-1063) from Albany
- they had 3 daughters:
* 1905 - 2004 Mary Edith Tattle
- Mary married William Gladstone DEWAR (1905-1986) of Gingin in 1944
* 1910 - 1996 Gwendoline Winifred Frances Tattle
- Gwendoline lived in Northam, she died aged 86
* 1914 - 2000 Margaret Augusta Tattle
- Margaret married Reginald DARCH (1904-1990) of Perth in Perth 1935
* 1903-1907 William was living in Picton, Bunbury, West Australia
* 1910-1925 he was in Dundas, (between Norseman & South Australian border)
* 1931 he was in Perth
* 1936-1950 he was in Claremont, Perth
WILLIAM died in Perth 27 March 1950 aged 80
- he is memorialised at Rose Gardens Karrakatta

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... 3
1873 - 1957 Minnie Adeline Tattle
- Minnie married James SEARLE in 1903 (11 weeks before sister Rosina)
Evening Post, 8 August 1903 MINNIES MARRIAGE
... SEARLE-TATTLE - On Wednesday, 5th August, at the residence of the parents of the bride, Lipman-street, by the Rev W. C. Oliver, James Searle to Minnie Adeline, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Tattle
- their known children:
* 1904 - 1984 Roland James Searle
* 1905 - ? Mary Gardiner Searle

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... 4
1874 - Rosina Ann Tattle
- Rosina married Charles John Boyd NORWOOD in 1903
Evening Post, 23 October 1903 ROSINA'S MARRIAGE
... NORWOOD-TATTLE - On 22nd October, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev T. W. Newbold, Charles John, youngest son of the late John Boyd Norwood, of Gympie, Queensland to Rosina Ann, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Geo. Tattle, Kent-terrace
- they had 4 known children:
* 1905 - Eileen Marion Norwood
* 1907 - 2000 Walter Neville Norwood (born 14 July, twin with George)
* 1907 - 1915 George Boyd Norwood
Evening Post, 15 November 1915 NORWOOD - On the 12th November 1915 at 32 Brougham-street, George Boyd Norwood, beloved son of Chas. J. B. Norwood; aged 8 years. He sweetly smiled and calmly said, 'Suffer the little children to come unto Me'
* 1909 - Edna Caldwell Norwood
Charles Norwood was knighted in 1937 and Rosina became Lady Norwood. The 'Lady Norwood Rose Garden' at the Wellington Botanic Garden is named in her honour

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... 5
1876 - 1891 John Charles Tattle
The Friends of Mr George Tattle are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late son, John Charles, which will leave his residence, 8 Lipman-street (Mt Victoria), on Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock

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... 6
1879 - Mary Evangeline Blackmore 'Eva' Tattle
- Eva married Edward John BETHELL 8 July 1914
Evening Post, 13 July 1914 A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised by the Rev J.G. Chapman at the residence of Mr George Tattle, 18 Kent-terrace, the bride being Eva, third daughter of Mr and Mrs G. tattle and the bridegroom Mr Edward John Bethell, son of the late Mr John Bethell of Wellington. The bride, who was given away by her father, was becomingly attired in a blue broche valour costume, with a smart black and white moire hat, and was attended by Miss Jessie Simmons of Masterton as chief bridesmaid. She was charming in a cream frock with a smart Parisian hat. Two little nieces of the bride - Miss Eileen Norwood and Miss Ida Searle - followed, in dainty white embroidered frocks. The best man was Mr A. Meliss Stuart of Wellington. The mother of the bride was smartly gowned in a fawn cloth costume, relieved with black and wore a handsome black plumed hat. The happy couple left by motor enroute for the North

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... 7
1881 - 1973 Frederick James Tattle
- Frederick served in the South African 'Boer' War as Sergeant 7504 with the North Island Regiment H Squadron, 9th Contingent & WWI as Quartermaster Sergeant 10/2330 with the 5th Reinforcements. He embarked 13 June 1915, 2 weeks after his brother Philip was killed at Gallipoli. His wife, Mary Madge Tattle, was next of kin c/o the Nurses Home at the Auckland Publice Hospital. He enlisted from Saint John's Hill, Wanganui, as a Commercial Traveller
- he married Mary Madge PITT in 1910
New Zealand Herald, 4 May 1910 FREDERICK'S MARRIAGE
... TATTLE-PITT - On March 29, at St Peter's Church, Onehunga, by the Rev Canon Haselden, Frederick James, third son of Mr George Tattle, Wellington, to Mary Madge, second daughter of the late Captain John Pitt, Onehunga.
- Mary passed her Nurses State examination in March 1919
- In 1920 he was the manager of the Dominion Motors Ltd., Gloucester street, Christchurch

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... 8
1883 - 1970 Oswald Frank Tattle
- Frank's engagement to Jean Eunice Lois GIBBONS (1884-1946) of Auckland was announced on 7 Jan 1915. They were married on 26 Oct 1915

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... 9
1885 - 1958 Edith Florence Tattle
- Edith married Harold Edward PITHER (1885-1960) at her father's residence, Lipman street, 12 Dec 1911. They were living in Masterton in 1928
- in May 1935 Harold, of Queen street Masterton, was appointed a JP
- on July 16 1936 Harold was a bookseller of Masterton when he was a witness to an accident on the Main Road at Taita. He told the Lower Hutt Court: ... he was driving a motor-car about 7.45pm from Wellington to Masterton. When he was nearing the Taita store he saw the lights of an approaching motor-car and then he heard a crash. He got out of his car and found a man (William John Cowley) lying on the road with blood pouring out of a wound in his head. A cycle was lying nearby. The other car stopped and the driver, Chandos Rough (1891-1964) , helped him to carry the man into the store, where he died. The crash he heard was caused by Rough's car hitting the cyclise. Witness did not see the lights of the cyclist before the accident. His own lights were dipped when he went to start the car again, but whether this was done before or after the accident he could not say.
Edith Florence Pither, the wife of the previous witness, said that she did not see the cyclist before the accident. She had been dipping the lights for her husband, and on this occasion they were afterwards found to be dipped, but she could not say whether this was done before or after the accident.
Mary Lydia Pither, the daughter of the two previous witnesses, who was sitting in the back seat of the car, said that she saw the lights of a cyclist, but only immediately before the collision.
(outcome was the Mr H. P. Lawry, S.M., decided it was the cyclist's fault, he did not think he would be justified in putting the Crown to the expense of a trial and all charges were dismissed but he fined Mr Rough 10s for not having a driving license)

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... 10
1888 - 1915 Philip Gardiner Tattle
- Philip was the Schoolmaster at Longbush (South Wairarapa). He served in WWI as Lance Corporal 10/246. He was killed in action at Gallipoli 29 April 1915
Otago Daily Times, 28 June 1915 CORPORAL TATTLE
... Corporal Philip Gardiner Tattle, well known in Wellington and the Wairarapa was the sixth son of Mr George Tattle, who retired some few years back from the position of superintending overseer at the Government Printing Office, and is one of Wellington's oldest residents, having been born in this city in 1842.
The deceased was within days (born 26 May 1888) of his twenty-seventh birthday, and was educated at Clyde Quay School, Wellington College, and Victoria College. He had for the last six years been sole teacher at the Longbush (Wairarapa) School, previous to which he received his training at the Normal School. During that period he had made a large circle of friends, mainly on account of his genial disposition and manly qualities. His elder brother, Quartermaster-sergeant, Frederick James Tattle, left the other Saturday with the Fifth Reinforcements, receiving news of his brother's death a few hours before sailing. Up to the time of enlisting he was in the service of the Wanganui firm of Messrs Hatrick and Co., previous to which he was with the firm of Messrs Aitken, Wilson and Co., Wellington and Wanganui districts

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... 11
1890 - Walter Leonard Tattle
- Walter married Eileen Constance GRAVE in 1920
Dominion, 21 February 1920 WALTER'S WEDDING
... The wedding took place at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral on February 17 of Miss Eileen Constance Grave, younest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ivatt Graves (Wellington), to Mr Walter Leonard Tattle, seventh son of Mrs M. A. Tattle and the late Mr George Tattle (Wellington). The ceremony was performed by the Rev Archdeacon Johnson. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr H. Graves, wore a frock of shell pink satin and cream net, trimmed with hand-made lace. The train of cream net was lined with pale pink ninon and ornamented with pearls. The veil was fastened with orange blossoms. A bouquet of pink carnations and cream roses was carried. Miss Gladys Armstrong was bridesmaid and wore a frock of lemon-coloured georgette with a powder blue swathed belt and a black panne hat. Mr A. H. Tattle was best man. The ceremony was witnessed by many friends and relatives, and a reception was afterwards held at "The Pines," in Dufferin Street, the residence of Mrs C. B. Norwood, sister of the bridegroom. Mrs V. Bell, sister of the bride, with Mrs M. A. Tattle, mother of the bridegroom, and Mrs Norwood, received the guests and the customary toasts were honoured.
Later, the bride and bridegroom left for the South Island. Mrs Tattle wearing a fawn gabardine-costume with a Wedgwood blue beaver hat

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... 12
1895 - 1920 Arthur Herbert Tattle
- Arthur didn't marry
- he died in Sydney by being hit by an aeroplane aged 25
Evening Post, 11 September 1920
... Business and musical circles in Wellington will feel genuine regret at the news which reached Wellington yesterday afternoon of the death of Mr Arthur H. Tattle, manager of the Dominion Motors, Ltd. Mr tattle had been some weeks way on a business trip in Australia and yesterday Mr C. B. Norwood, managing director of Dominion Motors Lts., received cable message from Sydney that Mr Tattle had died from the effects of injuries received through an aeroplane accident. Apparently he was endeavouring to photograph a landing aeroplane on the Mascot Aerodrome, when one of the wings of the machine struck him on the head. He died a few minutes after admission to hospital. The late Mr Tattle was only a young man, born in Wellington and unmarried. He was respected in business circles as a man of high integrity and freat ability and as an enthusiastic motorist he was recognised as one of the best drivers in New Zealand. he was also very well known in local musical circles as an accompanist of considerable merit, and was a very popular member of the Commercial Travellers Club.
The deceased was a son of the late Mr George tattle, at one time supervising overseer of the Government Printing Office. He is survived by his mother who is an old and respected resident of Wellington and a number of brothers and sisters. Councillor C. B. Norwood was a brother-in-law of deceased.
The remains of the late Mr Tattle will be brought to New Zealand for internment


TIMELINE
Evening Post, 17 July 1876 TO LET, a new Four-roomed Cottage, with scullery, garden, &c; Leamington range in kitchen. Apply to George Tattle, Victoria Place, off Ghuznee-street, near St Peter's Church
That cottage was regularly being advertised to let every year. It was still to let in 1889 but George was now living in Lipman-street.

Evening Post, 16 August 1890
... TO LET, in Victoria-street, Petone, Cottage of three rooms and scullery (artesian water). at present occupied by Lieutenant Dawson, Salvation Army. Apply Mrs Carey, Fitzherbert-street, or George Tattle, Lipman-street, Wellington
In 1891 George was on the Clyde-quay school committee

Evening Post, 11 March 1895
... The Sydney and Auckland representatives at the swimming championship meeting in Christchurch arrived in Wellington yesterday, and were taken for a drive to Island Bay by the officers of the Wellington Swimming Club. On returning, they were the guests of Mr and Mrs George Tattle at Lipman-street. They go North by the Mahinapua this afternoon

* In August 1898 George was in London visiting the Agency-General

* On 20 Feb 1902 George was appointed a Justice of the Peace. He was then living at Oroua (Oroua was a parliamentary electorate in the Manawatu-Wanganui region 1902-1938)

* In March 1909 George retired from 42 years with the Government Printing Office (superintending overseer). His annual salary was revealed as having been ?260 ($41,250 in 2013)

GEORGE TATTLE died 7 Oct 1917 aged 75.
He had been the oldest living native of Wellington
Wanganui Chronicle, 8 October 1917
DEATH OF GEORGE

... Mr George Tattle, father of Mr G. A. Tattle, of Awanui, died at his residence in Wellington on Thursday eveing last, at the age of 75 years. Mr Tattle was one of the first white children born in Wellington, was apprenticed to the printing trade at the office of the "Wellington Independent" and for very many years was a foreman printer in the Government office
Auckland Star, 8 October 1917
DEATH OF GEORGE

... Mr George Tattle, who has just died at Wellington, was one of the first European children born in that town 75 years ago. Mr and Mrs Tattler were within one month of celebrating the jubilee of their wedding. He is survived by his widow, six sons and four daughters. One son was killed at Gallipoli
Press, 8 October 1917
AN OBITUARY FOR GEORGE

... There are very few of the early settlers in Wellington left to recall the incident of the great tidal wave which swept the shores of the southern part of the North Island almost seventy years ago (says the "Post"). Striking recollections of the occurrence are brought to mind by the death of the late Mr George Tattle. The deceased's brother-in-law, the late Captain Carey, was engaged in the coastal service, and on one of his trips in the Young Creek he took with him George Tattle, then a little boy. The party had been unloading stores along the coast into an old shed, which was the best storage accommodation of that time, when the boy fell asleep. The roar of the tidal wave was heard approaching - the Young Creek's crew made for the hills in the fury of the moment quiet overlooking the fact that the boy was asleep in the old building. The waves swept everything before it, including the old building, and two dogs that had been tied to stakes driven well into the sand were drowned. George Tattle, in some extraordinary manner, had become entangled in the dog chains and was left high and dry when the water receded. Notwithstanding his miraculous escape, the charm of the water was very great to Mr Tattle, for he lived to be one of the enthusiastic yachtsmen of the early days.
Colonist, 9 October 1917
MORE ON GEORGE

... The death has occurred of Mr George Tattle, at the age of 75, one of the oldest locally born residents of Wellington. He leaves a family of six sons and four daughters. The deceased was connected with the Government Printing Office for 40 years and retired recently from the position of general overseer. He took a great interest in the Botanical Gardens and the City reserves and for many years was a prominent member of the Victoria Bowling Club. In November he would have celebrated his fiftieth year of married life. His wife survives him. One fact in relation to his career worthy of mention is that he was one of those who took part in the Hokitika gold rush in the early days
Free Lance, 12 October 1917
A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE

... An impressive tribute was paid at the Victoria Bowling Club Green on Saturday last to the memory of late member George Tattle. Play had been in progress for some time when soon after afternoon tea President W. E. Jackson requested every member to pause exactly where he stood for just three minutes in complete silence. Instantly every bowler became transfixed just as if a hypnotist had suddenly mesmerised him. It was a strange and striking spectacle

*Free Lance, 5 September 1918 ELSIE'S WEDDING
... A very pretty wedding was that of Mr J. N. Davies, sixth son of Mr and Mrs Davies, Wanganui East, to Miss Elsie Tattle, second daughter of Mr and Mrs G. A. Tattle, 'Rangimarie," Gonville. The marriage was celebrated by the Rev Blamires, and took place at the residence of the bride's parents.
The bride was given away by her father and wore a white silk frock, black crepe de chine hat and carried a bouquet of fresias. Miss Olive Tattle, sister of the bride, was maid of honour. She wore cr?me gabardine with a pink and grey hat and carried pink flowers. A tiny little sprite, Miss Rita Muir (niece of the bridegroom) looked dainty in white net with pink and blue ribbons, and she was accompanied by Master Maurice Tattle, the bride's small brother. Mr D. Davies was best man.
Miss Dorothy Davies played the Wedding March and it was a jolly party - all relatives - that sat down to the wedding breakfast.
Among the guest were Mrs George Tattle, Wellington, grandmother of the bride, Mr and Mrs Davies, parents of the bridegroom, Mrs Searle and Mr and Mrs Norwood, Wellington, Mrs Muir, Melbourne, aunt of the bridegroom

MARY ANN TATTLE died 5 February 1928 aged 75
Evening Post, 6 February 1928
MARY ANN'S OBITUARY

... A well-known and highly esteemed pioneer resident of Wellington, Mrs George Tattle, passed away at the residence of her eldest son, Mr G. A. Tattle of Christchurch, on Sunday evening. Mrs Tattle landed in New Zealand by the sailing vessel 'Ida Zeigler' in 1864 (into Auckland). She was a kindly and generous woman and took part in her own quiet way in many activities in Wellington for the well being of the community. Mrs Tattle was one of the earliest presidents of the W.C.T.U., and also one of the original members of the executive of the Mothers' Union inaugurated by lady Glasgow. Mrs Tattle was predeceased by her husband, Mr George T. Tattle, some 10 years ago, The surviving members of her family are: Mr G. A. Tattle (Christchurch), Mr W. L. Tattle (Perth), Mrs James Searle, Mrs C. B. Norwood, Mrs L. W. Tattle and Mrs Bethell (all of Wellington), Mr S. J. Tattle (Norfolk Island), Mr F. O. Tattle (Melbourne), and Mrs H. E. Pither (Masterton). One son, Mr Philip G. Tattle was killed at Gallipoli, and Mrs Tattle's youngest son was killed in an aeroplane accident at Sydney. The deceased lady was always keenly interested in all work for women and children and among the many generous actions of her lifetime, she bought, just after the war, at a time when it was impossible to rent a house, a residence which made it possible for the Women's National Reserve to start its work with the Residential Nursery. By buying the house and leasing it to the W.N.R., Mrs Tattle prevented any 'hold-up' of the work, and although the Reserve ultimately bought the property, her action at the time was very greatly appreciated. She was made a life member of the reserve in 1921. Another work in which Mrs Tattle was considerably interested was the British and Foreign Bible Society and she contributed substantially to the new bible house in Balance street

GEORGE & MARY ANN are buried together plot 84a.K at Bolton street cemetery


PHOTO
Lady Rosina Ann Norwood

4th child of George & Mary Tattle
from the site Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington


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George Thomas MASON in New Zealand

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George Vesey STEWART + Margaret Torrens MILLER - UK to NZ

George Vesey STEWART was born in Brighton, Sussex, England ib 1831 to Captain Mervyn STEWART D.L., of Martray, County Tyrone, Ireland, and grandson of the Right Hon. Sir John Stewart, Bart., P.C., and M.P. for Tyrone & Frances "Fanny" VESEY

- He attended school in London before entering the College of Civil Engineers, Putney, to train as an estate agent. In 1852 he entered Trinity College, Dublin, graduating BA with honours in Classics in 1856

- He arrived in Auckland in September 1875 with the first party of the Katikati settlers in the ships ?Carisbrook Castle? and ?Dover Castle,? which had been specially chartered for the purpose and brought from London to Belfast for embarkation of his North of Ireland party

- He lived at ?Martray,? Katikati, where he had a freehold farm of over 500 acres

- On the 9th of May 1876 he was elected chairman of the first road board and school committee at Katikati and, excepting occasional absences from the colony, he held both positions uninterruptedly

- He was elected first Mayor of Tauranga when that town was constituted a borough. He was also for some years chairman of the Tauranga County Council and a member of that body, to which he was elected at the time of the adoption of the Counties Act.

- He was a Justice of the Peace for County Tyrone, Ireland and for the colony of New Zealand

- He married Margaret MILLER, daughter of Rowley Miller (J.P., D.L., County Derry)
- They had five sons and three daughters

- The only children I have so far are:

1861 - 1892 his second son, George Vesey Stewart
- he was drowned when fishing off the Katikati Heads in August 1892 aged 31

1863 - 1945 - son John Rowley Miller Stewart
- he married Ellen Louisa FURNISS in 1886, Ellen died in 1912
- he married Louisa Beatrice TRAVIS in 1913, Louisa died in 1965
- John died in 1945 aged 82

Do you know the names and spouses of the other children please
(visit the above link to see the tree in progress)

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George WILKIE + Ann TAYLOR Perthshire Scotland to Lower Hutt New Zealand 1841

George WILKIE was born in Scotland in 1797
- he married Ann TAYLOR (1796-1860) in Perthshire in 1825
- they had 7 children in Perthshire then emigrated to New Zealand on the OLYMPUS (with the 6 surviving children) which left London on the 9th December 1840, arriving in Port Nicholson (Wellington) on the 20th April 1841.
Another child, Isaac Earl Featherston Wilkie was born on board 2 weeks before landing ..

Dr Isaac Earl Featherston was travelling as a Cabin passenger as the surgeon on board. Undoubtably, Isaac was named after him.

After Ann died in 1860, George returned to Scotland where he married Jane WALLACE. He was then aged 66
He died 2 years later, the year following the birth of a daughter Georgina

The children of George and Ann all born in Scotland were:

1826-1916 Elizabeth Wilkie
- married Thomas BURT in 1847 in Lower Hutt
- they had 9 children
- Elizabeth died aged 90

1828-1894 Catherine Wilkie
- married Thomas FRETHEY IN 1847 Lower Hutt
- they had 10 children
- Catherine died aged 65
- she is buried at Bridge St Cemetery

1831-1852 George Wilkie
- George died aged 21

1833-? James WIlkie
- James died in Scotland before 1840

1835-1905 John Wilkie
- married Elizabeth WHITE in 1857
- she was a daughter of Joseph & Mary White
- her sister Eliza Bentinck White (born on board the Lord William Bentinck in 1841) married John's brother Peter in 1858
- John & Elizabeth had 11 children

1837-1877 Peter Anderson Wilkie
- Peter was the first storekeeper in Upper Hutt
- he married Eliza Bentinck White, a sister of his brother John's wife, in 1858
- they had at least 9 children
- Peter died aged 39
- he is buried in Upper Hutt
- Eiza remarried 9 years later to William GREENWOOD

Isaac Earl Featherston Wilkie
- born n board the OLYMPUS
- isaac died in Lower Hutt aged 19 months

George WILKINS + Mary Ann HAGAN - Upper Hutt

George Isaac WILKINS (1854-1923)
- married 10 December 1879 to:
Mary Ann HAGAN (1857-1934)

George was born in Birmingham, England. When he was about 2 years old his parents moved to South Africa. Six years later they arrived into Auckland on 26 November 1862, on the Hamburg brig, SUSANNE which left Capetown 6 October 1862. He was about 8 years old & travelled with:
his parents Isaac & Charlotte (nee Perks, formerly Townsend) Wilkins
his sister Rose Anne Wilkins (1851-1933)
his brother John Thomas Wilkins (1852-1931)
(his mother had married Thomas Townsend on 6 May 1836 in Worcestershire)

* his mother Charlotte died in Upper Hutt 29 Jan 1877 of Hepatitus aged 57

* his father remarried in 1883 to Sarah Morrall (nee Verner) & they moved to Cheltenham in early 1888
* his father Isaac died in Cheltenham 10 June 1888 aged 63 & Sarah died 13 Dec 1896 in Cheltenham aged 66. They are both buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

* his sister Rose Ann (1851-1933) married John Benge (1841-1906) on 1 May 1867 at St Peters, Wellington & had 10 children (3 of them marrying into the Mabey family). They are both buried at Taita Lawn cemetery

* his brother John Thomas (1852-1931) married Edith Elizabeth GEANGE (1858-1906) in 1876 & had 7 children (5 sons). In 1907 he was the president of the Silverstream Liberal Club
4 June 1906 The death is announced of Mrs Edith Wilkins (wife of Mr J. T. Wilkins, of Silverstream). Mrs Wilkins never recovered from a recent painful operation in Wellington. She leaves a husband and a family of grown-up sons and daughters (the youngest was 12) John remarried in 1913 to Mary GUARD.
In June 1908 John was appointed a J.P. at Silverstream. When his son, Sydney Trentham Wilkins was killed in action in Somme, France in 1916, John Thomas was then living in Fern Flats Rd., Marton


* George was an Innkeeper in Quinn's Post, Upper Hutt
* his father Isaac & brother John Thomas were also Publicans

21 Jan 1873 HIGHLAND HOME, HUTT
... The application of Isaac Wilkins for a license for this hotel was granted

19 June 1879 - LICENSE RENEWAL
... The annual meeting of the Hutt Licensing Court was held yesterday, when the following licenses were renewed:-
* Henry Border, Criterion Hotel, Lower Hutt
* J. D. Fraser, Fraser's Hotel, Lower Hutt
* A. McMillen, Family Hotel, Lower Hutt
* Isaac Wilkins, Railway Hotel, Lower Hutt
* J. A. Williams, Albion Hotel, Taita
* George Wiltshire, Travellers Rest, Taita
The application of George Jones, for a renewal of the lease of the Pakuratahi Hotel, was refused, owing to the fact that the application was not sent in at the proper time

21 September 1880 STAR AND GARTER HOTEL, Cuba-Street
... J. T. Wilkins (late of the Upper Hutt) has much pleasure in informing his friends and general public that he has purchased the lease of the above well-known Hotel, and that he is now ready to receive visitors and boarders. the house is quite new, having been recently erected, no expense being spared to secure the comfort of all who may favour its proprietor with their patronage. The Accommodaiton for Travellers, Boarders, and Families is unsurpassed by any hotel in the city, while the charges are reasonable. The proprietor has decided to make the Star and Garter famous for the superiority of its Wines, Spirits, Beer, Stout, &c., &c.

24 Feb 1881 TRANSFER OF LICENSE
... from Isaac Wilkins, Railway Hotel, Upper Hutt, to George Isaac Wilkins

20 January 1883 PUBLIC AUCTION
... George Thomas has received instructions from the Trustee in the estate of J. T. Wilkins to sell by public auction on Thursday, 25th January, at 2 o'clock, at the offices and store of W. R. Waters, Esq., Lambton-guay the whole of the furniture and fittings contained in the above first-class hotel, including a splendid billiard-table (complete, cost ?150, Jan 2013 equivalent of $24,950), superior bar requisites, stock of wines and spirits, &c per inventory, also, the goodwill and the unexpired term of license, which expires 30th June ult. The whole to be offered in one lot

5 June 1884 - RAILWAY HOTEL
... A license was issued to J. T. Wilkins in respect to the Railway Hotel at Lower Hutt

7 June 1887 - MUNGAROA LICENSING COMMITTEE
... The annual meeting of the Mungaroa Licensing Committee was held yesterday at the schoolroom, Upper Hutt. Present - Messrs Cotter (in the Chair). Whiteman, Haybittle, McCullock and Small. Renewals were granted without opposition to James Martin for the Kaitoke Refreshment Rooms and to Charles Cudby for the Provincial Hotel. The renewal of the license of Isaac Wilkins was opposed on the ground that the applicant was an invalid and that his wife had no idea of the business. It was proposed, seconded and carried, that the license should be granted conditionally for three months, on the understanding that the applicant dispose of his interest before then. The committee, however, afterwards altered its decision and granted the license on condition that the licensee employ a competent manager.


the known children of GEORGE & MARY ANN:

... 1
1880 - 1941 George Isaac Wilkins
- nothing known


... 2
1881 - 1946 John Thomas Wilkins
- born in Upper Hutt
- John married Annie McGUINNESS in 1916


... 3
1883 - 1954 William Alfred Wilkins
- born in Upper Hutt


... 4
1884 - ? Gertrude Mary Wilkins
- Gertrude married Edgar William DOBSON (1888-1931) in 1913
- Gertrude possibly remarried


... 5
1887 - 1967 Kate Wilkins
- born in Upper Hutt on 27 July 1887
- Kate married Herbert Edward EDWARDS 1 Dec 1903 in Upper Hutt
- son of Robert EDWARDS & Eliza BENGE
- their known children:
1904 - Irene Myrtle Edwards
1905 - Horace Herbert Edwards
1907 - Ivy Doris Edwards
- Kate died 5 Jan 1967 in New Plymouth


... 6
1890 - ? Nellie Wilkins
- nothing else known


... 7
1891 - ? Eva May Wilkins
- nothing else known


* George Wilkins died 7 June 1923 aged 68 in Wanganui
* Mary Ann Wilkins died 13 May 1934 aged 76
- they are buried Plot 171 at St Joseph's Cemetery, Upper Hutt (see notes)


NOTES
30 Jan 1877 - DEATH of CHARLOTTE WILKINS (George's mother)
... Mrs Charlotte Wilkins, the wife of Mr Isaac Wilkins, a very old settler, died at the Upper Hutt yesterday. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock
Charlotte is buried at St John's Church, Upper Hutt

10 June 1888 - DEATH of ISAAC WILKINS (George's father)
... WILKINS - On 10th June, 1888, at Cheltenham, England, Isaac Wilkins, late of Upper Hutt
Isaac is buried at Cheltenham Cemetery, England

11 June 1923 - DEATH of GEORGE ISAAC WILKINS
... The death of Mr George Wilkins occurred on Thursday last at Wanganui East, after a long and painful illness. Born in England 68 years ago, he arrived in New Zealand with his parents at the age of five years (sic). They settled in the Hutt Valley. The late Mr Wilkins followed farming for 40 years in that district and retired some ten years ago to Wanganui East. He leaves a widow and a grown-up family of three sons and four daughters to mourn their loss.
George was buried at Aramoho Cemetery, but he is also listed as being buried in 1934 in Plot 171 at St Joseph's cemetery, Upper Hutt (same year, same plot as his wife) maybe his ashes were moved ??

18 July 1931 - DEATH of JOHN THOMAS WILKINS (George's brother)
... John Thomas Wilkins died at Fern Flats, Marton, from an accidental gun-shot wound to the chest (self inflicted), he was 79.
John is buried at the Anglican Cemetery, Marton

4 October 1933 - DEATH of ROSE ANNE BENGE (George's sister)
... One of the oldest and most respected residents of Upper Hutt, Mrs John Benge, died on Sunday (the 1st) in her eighty-third year. Born in Birmingham, England, the late Mrs Benge went to South Africa at the age of five years, with her parents, the late Mr and Mrs Isaac Wilkins.
She came to New Zealand eight years later, and at the age of 16, married the late Me John Benge, who died 25 years ago. Engaged in farming and sawmilling Mr and Mrs Benge lived at Te Marua, but at the death of her hisband, Mrs Benge moved to Martin Street, Upper Hutt.
Of a family of nine, seven survive their mother. They are Messrs J. T. and George Benge (Upper Hutt), H. V. Benge (Feilding), Ernest and Alfred Benge (Hamilton) and Mesdames J. Mabey (Taihape), L. Jackson (Hopeland) and F. Heard (Hastings).
Rose Ann is buried Taita Lawn Cemetery

13 May 1934 - DEATH of MARY ANN WILKINS (George's wife)
... On Sunday, May 13, 1934. at the *Lewisham Hospital, Mary Ann, relict of the late George Wilkins, late of Trentham; aged 76 years. R.I.P. The Friends of the late Mary Ann Wilkins are invited to attend her Funeral, which will be at St Joseph's Church, Main Road, Upper Hutt, on Tuesday, May 15, 1934. Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Funeral to follow. P ROBERTSON, Undertaker, Upper Hutt.
Mary Ann is buried Plot 171, St Joseph's Cemetery, Upper Hutt
*Lewisham Hospital Newtown, Wellington, was later named Calvary then later Wakefield)


PHOTO
George's sister ROSE ANN Benge (nee Wilkins)


George William POOLE + Jane GILLINGHAM - Cambridge Waikato

George William POOLE
Bill was born about 1838 in Portsmouth. He enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia as Private 794 on 4 November 1863 in Dunedin, his occupation given as a musician.
When he was discharged in 1869 he then enlisted in the Armed Constabulary on 10 July - No 403.
He was aged 31 years and a sawyer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 28 May 1870.



George married Jane GILLINGHAM in 1859

he died in 1925

if you know of their children please leave a comment below ...

George William SHAILER + Septuagesima BIVAND - Manawatu

George William SHAILER (1847-1918)
- married in 1867 in Brentford, Middlesex to
Septuagesima BIVAND (1850-1921)
Septuagesima was born in Brentford, Middlesex to James John BIVAND & Susanna WOODLAND

George & Septuagesima emigrated from England with their 4 daughters in 1874 on the Ocean Mail, arriving in Wellington on 2 Feb 1874
the 15 CHILDREN of George & Septuagesima from 1867 - 1888 were:

... 1
1867 - 1942 Suzannah Elizabeth Shailer

- married John David SMITH (1868-1960)
their known children:
* 1893 - Albert Victor Smith
* 1894 - Lionel David Smith
1895 - Ivy Myrtle Smith
1898 - Rose Elizabeth Smith
1899 - Myrtle Violet Smith
1901 - Violet Rose Smith
* 1902 - 1902 Arthur Leslie Smith (aged 5 months
1908 - Lily May Smith
- in 1918, they were in Palmerston North
Suzannah died 9 June 1925 aged 58. She had been living at Bourke Street
- she is buried Plot 028, Block 056 at Terrace End
John worked for the New Zealand Railways
he died 2 Jan 1960 aged 91. He had been living in the Awapuni Home
- his ashes are buried with Suzannah

... 2
1869 - 1891 Jessie Eleanor Shailer

- Jessie died aged 22
28 Sep 1891 On the 28th September, at the residence of her parents, Main street, Palmerston North, Jessie Eleanor, second daughter of W. G. Shailer, aged 22 years and 8 months
- she is buried Plot 192, Block PO1 at Terrace End, Palmerston North

... 3
*1870 - 1951 Clara Katherine Shailer

married George Thomas WOODROOFE (1874-1936) in 1899
- their known children:
1899 - Eileen Lorma Woodroofe
- in 1918, in Foxton, Manawatu
- George was a Butcher & later a Farmer
8 Jan 1936 The Friends of Mrs C. K. Woodroofe are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of her late husband, George Thomas Woodroofe, which will leave his late residence, Avenue Road, Foxton, Tomorrow (Thusday), January 9, 1936, at 2 p.m., for All Saints' Church, thence to the Foxton Cemetery.
- he is buried Anglican Block 3 Plot 50
- Clara died 21 Dec 1951 aged 81, buried Anglican Block 3 Plot 51 at Foxton


... 4
* 1871 - 1935 Ada Florence Shailer

married David COLLIS (1871-1966) in 1896
- son of Charles COLLIS & Mary Ellen NEILL
Charles's sister Elizabeth Ann married Ada's brother Charles
their known children:
* 1897 - Leonard Charles Collis
* 1899 - Oliver Alfred Collis
* 1902 - Gordon Edward Collis
* 1905 - Frederick David Collis
* 1907 - Raymond Malcolm Collis
1908 - Florence Beatrice Collis
- in 1918 they were in Kairanga, Palmerston North
Ada died 22 July 1935 aged 63
- she is buried Plot 102, Block 006 at Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North
David was a Butcher in Palmerston North. He was also the President to the Manawatu Agricultural and Pastoral Association for many years
he died 17 Feb 1966 aged 94. He had been living at 4 Burfield Place
- he is buried with Ada

... 5
* 1874 - 1964 George Ernest Shailer

married Wilhelmina Tina PERSON (1884-1977) in 1917
- in 1918 they lived in Hawera, Taranaki
In 1901 he had to let, a four-roomed cottage on 3 acres in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North. He lived then in Scandia street, Palmerston North
- from about 1920, George was a Nurseryman. He had the Hawera Nursery at 37 Caledonia Street, Hawera
George died 30 Oct 1964 aged 90
- he is buried (Old Plot 18), New Plot 11117, BLock LXXXIV at Hawera General
- Wilhelmina died 13 years after him on 13 Sep 1977 aged 93 & buried with him

... 6
* 1875 - 1946 Charles Henry Shailer

married Elizabeth Ann COLLIS (1875-1948) in 1900
- daughter of Charles COLLIS & Mary Ellen NEILL
Elizabeth's sister Ada married Charles's brother David
their known children:
* 1901 - Stanley Charles James Shailer
1903 - Roy George Shailer
1904 - Ellen Jessie Shailer
1905 - Florence Ethel Mary Shailer
1906 - Gladys Myrtle Shailer
1908 - Edith Martha Ada May Shailer
1909 - Meta Maud Shailer
- in 1918 they were in Oroua Downs, Palmerston North
Charles was a Farmer. In April 1904 he disposed of his farm at auction including 20 first-class dairy cows in milk and to calve Aug/Sep. 8 weaners, 1 Jersey bull, bred by A. Dermer Esq. 1 Baconer. 14 store porkers, milk cans etc. In 1908 he was in Carnarvon (known called Himatangi) and had section 60 & 65 and part section 61

... 7
* 1877 - 1955 William James Shailer

married Charlotte RICHARDSON (1881-1947) in 1902
7 May 1902 A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the residence of the bridegroom's parents last Wednesday, when Mr William James Shailer, third son of Mr G. W. Shailer, of Hokowhitu, was married to Charlotte, third daughter of *Mr G. T. Richardson, of Hokowhitu. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in cream hailstone muslin, trimmed with insertion and lace. She wore the usual veil and wreath of orange blossoms and carried a handsome bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom's father. The bridesmaids were the Misses Lucy Shailer, sister of the bridegroom. Zillah and Kate Richardson, sisters of the bride and Alice Hartley, niece of the bride. They were attired in white hailstone muslin with insertion and lace and with hats to match. Mr A. J. Shailer supported the bridegroom.
After the ceremony was conducted by the Rev S. Lawry, the relatives and friends of the happy couple sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, fully 70 guests being present. The happy couple subsequently left amid showers of rice, for the north on their honeymoon trip. The bride's travelling dress was a navy blue costume, with cream silk vest and hat to match. The presents received were both numerous and costly. Dancing and songs were indulged in till the early hours of the morning, the music being contributed by Messrs Conlan and Kirtz. The happy events of the day were finally closed by singing "Auld Lang Syne"
- William bred chickens, White Leghorn, Black Minorca, Plymouth Rock etc and won many awards and medals for them at the Wairarapa, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay Agriscultural & Pastoral Shows (as he did with his Collie cattle dogs). In the 1940s he and his son (?) won many awards for their show flowers
the known children of William & Charlotte:
* 1902 - Harold William Shailer
* 1905 - Leslie Charles Shailer
* 1907 - Albert George Frederick Shailer
* Charlotte's parents were: George Thomas RICHARDSON (1849-1915), a Tailor & Alice BARRON (1852-1932) whose children were:
1876 - Charles Frederick Richardson
1876 - Lucinda Mary Richardson
1877 - James Alfred Richardson
1879 - Emily Alice Richardson
1881 - Charlotte Richardson
1883 - Frank Edward Richardson
1884 - Arthur Harold Richardson
1886 - Victoria May Richardson
- Victoria married William's brother Henry James Shailer (see below)
1888 - Ethel Maud Richardson
1889 - Percival Henry Richardson
1891 - Sarah 'Zillah' Richardson
1893 - Catherine 'Kate' Elizabeth Richardson
1897 - Herbert Thomas Barron Richardson
1899 - Walter Sydney Benjamin Richardson

... 8
* 1878 - 1954 Arthur John Shailer

married Alice Maud SOMERS (1884-1968) in 1905
- Alice was a daughter of John Joseph Sones SOMERS (1835-1904) & Eliza Kate CRACKLES (1851-1902)
- (Eliza was from Essex & arrived into Lyttelton 27 Oct 1870 on the 'Merope')
the known children of Arthur & Alice:
* 1909 - Sidney Reginald Arthur Shailer
* 1911 - Cecil John Howard Shailer
- in 1918 they were in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

... 9
* 1880 -1965 Elizabeth Charlotte Shailer

married Alfred James BULLIMAN (1869-1942) in 1902
- Alfred was a son of Richard BULLIMAN (1828-1907) from Staverton, Northampton & Jane BLUNDY (1831-1911) from Rainham, Kent, who married 1865 in Victoria, Australia, had 6 children in Wellington & are buried in Wainuiomata
-the children of Richard & Jane Bulliman
1867 - 1944 Ada Jane Bulliman (+ William Thomas Johnson)
1868 - 1945 Arthur Richard Bulliman
1869 - 1942 Alfred James Bulliman (+ Elizabeth Charlotte Shailer)
1871 - 1958 Alice Sarah Bulliman (+ George Groves Burdan)
1872 - 1952 Eleanor Douglas Bulliman (+ John Collis)
1874 - 1939 Edith Maria Bulliman (+ Robert Dodds Thomson)
- in 1906 Alfred, and his brother Arthur Richard Bulliman (1868-1945), sublet for 8 years, a portion of Block 14 from A. Nathan at Ohinewaurua, Taihape
- in 1908 C. Parker transferred sections 17 and 6, block 13 at Ohinewairau to Alfred
- in 1918 they were in Levin, Manawatu
- in 1932 they were in Waikanae
the known children of Elizabeth & Alfred were:
* 1903 - Lionel Alfred Bulliman
1905 - Florence Elizabeth Bulliman
1906 - Minnie Eveline Bulliman

... 10
* 1881 - 1936 Beatrice Ann Shailer

in 1918 Miss Beatrice Shailer was in Hokiwhitu, Palmerston North
she married Robert Wells PARKINSON (1883-1963) in 1924
- Robert was born in Lancashire, England to Zacharius PARKINSON & Elizabeth BAILEY. He served in WWI as Private 79384 with the NZEF, 40th Reinforcements B Company. He embarked from Wellington 10 July 1918 and his sister at Kaiahi, Main Trunk Line, was his next of kin. This was Margaret Florence 'Flo' Parkinson (1882-1952) who also emigrated to NZ and had married Jack TRAIL in
- Beatrice died 15 Nov 1936 at a Private Hospital in Palmerston North, aged 55. She had been living at 32 Main street, Palmerston North. She is buried Plot 006, Block 004, Area H at Kelvin Grove. Robert was a Well-Borer. He died 27 years after her, on 27 Oct 1963 aged 80. He was living on Pioneer Highway and is buried with Beatrice

... 11
* 1883 - 1883 John Shailer

- John died aged 7 weeks

... 12
* 1884 - 1954 Henry James Shailer

- in July 1903 at the Manawatu Winter Show, Henry won 1st prize for his silage
- in Nov 1903 at the Palmerston North Show, Hebry won a prize for his cows
- in Nov 1904 at the Manawatu Show, his 3 year old bull, Launcelot won him 1st prize
- married Victoria May RICHARDSON (1886-1953) in 1905
- Victoria was a daughter of George Thomas RICHARDSON & Alice BARRON. Her sister Charlotte married Henry's brother William James Shailer (see above)
their known children:
* 1911 - Claude Albert Shailer
* 1913 - Duncan William Shailer
- in 1909 they were living in Pahiatua street, Hokowhitu
- in 1918 they were in Oroua Downs, Palmerston North
- in 1928 H. J. Shailer & Son won a Bronze Medal for their trade exhibit of dahlias

... 13
* 1885 - 1959 Alfred Flatter Bird Shailer

- married Alice MAYO (1890-1956) in 1917
- in 1918 they were in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

... 14
* 1886 - 1887 Frederick William Shailer

- Frederick died 8 Feb 1887 aged 4 months
- he is buried Plot 101, Block P01 at Terrace End, Palmerston North

... 15
* 1888 - 1986 Lucy Isabel Shailer

- in 1918 Miss Lucy Shailer was in Hokiwhitu, Palmerston North
- she married Ernest DAVENPORT in 1923

From the site Early New Zeland Photographers (includes his photo & written 1885)
... Mr Shailer, Photographer, has adopted the use of electricity in connection with his business, and he finds the saving of labor and time to be really astonishing. The battery is principally used for the work of re-touching negatives. The wire being attached to the re-touching pencil held in the hands of the artist keeps the pencil in a continued rapid movement so that it has merely to be moved quietly over the surface of the negative instead of the old style of marking out separately and slowly every little blemish appearing on the glass. The time alone saved by this method in an ordinary carte de visite is about an hour and three quarters

George William Shailer died 24 Nov 1918 aged 71
- a Fruit Grower in Palmerston North
- he is buried Plot 001, Block 051 at Terrace End
Septuagesima Shailer died 29 Dec 1921 aged 72
- she had been living at 123 Scandia Street, Palmerston North
- she is buried with George Plot 003, Block 051 at Terrace End

OBITUARY of George William Shailer
26 Nov 1918
... Mr George Shailer died in Palmerston yesterday, after a lengthy illness, 71 years of age. He landed in Wellington with his wife and four daughters from the sailing ship Ocean Mail on February 2nd 1874.
Later he travelled from Foxton to Palmerston by train, which in those days was drawn by horses and put up at the corportaion barracks at Terrace End, afterwards proceeding to Feilding by dray, the members of the party having to take a Government tent with them to provide accommodation. At Feilding Mr Shailer engaged in contracting for the erection of houses, some of the first buildings in Feilding being erected by him, while he and three shipmates felled and cleared the bush and bridged Warwick street. He then took up a 40 acres section at Makino, which he successfully farmed until he was obliged, on account of ill health, to relinquish the land and engage in the photographic business in Feilding. Thirty-six years ago he purchased Mr T. Kirkwood's business in Palmerston, which he successflly conducted until 25 years ago, when he retired and took up land at Hokowhitu. Here he engaged in the fruit-growing industry, with which he was connected up to the time of his death.
He leaves a widow and a grown up famly of six sons and six daughters:
Mrs J. D. Smith, Palmerston North
Mrs G. T. Woodroofe, Foxton
Mrs D. Collis, Kairanga
Mrs A. Bulliman, Levin
Miss Beatrice Shailer, Hokowhitu
Miss Lucy Shailer, Hokowhitu
Mr G. E. Shailer, Hawera
Mr C. H. Shailer, Oroua Downs
Mr A. J. Shailer, Hokowhitu
Mr H. J. Shailer, Orous Downs
Mr A. F. Shailer, Hokowhitu
There are also 34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild

PHOTO
GRAVE of George William & Septuagesima Shailer


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George YOUNGSON + Marion SMITH - Glasgow to Balclutha

George YOUNGSON was born in Gasgow in 1851
By 1885 he was in the South of New Zealand where he married Marion SMITH on 27th October 1885 at her parents houe in Greta St, Oamaru

They had 7 children in the Otago regions

George died of Hydatids in 1900 at the age of 50
- Marion remarried the following year to James CRAIG and they farmed at `Weka Downs` Pukeawa, (16km north west of Balclutha)
- they later moved to South Otago
- Marion also brought up 3 children of her son John when his wife Hilda died in a backyard fire in 1918
- Marion lost 3 sons to war:
William George Youngson (39927)
Robert Youngson (9/988)
a third, Alexander (Alex), a reserve, died of the 1918 Flu Pandemic
- Marion was given the honour of unveiling the Balclutha memorial

The 7 children of George and Marion were:

1885-1947 Margaret Youngson
- Margaret married Walter EXCELL (1882-1952) in 1906
- she died aged 62 in Nightcaps a town in the Southland Region of the South Island

1887-1925 John Youngson
- John married Hilda Hannah Bell HUGHAN (1894-1918) in 1914
- they had 3 children
- Hilda died aged 24 in a fire
- John died aged 38 in Masterton

1889-1915 Robert Alfred Youngson
- Robert was a BAKER for A Hutton in Balclutha
- he died at sea from Gallipoli on board the Hunts Green Hospital Ship aged 26
- his Memorial Reference is 72 at the Lone Pine Memorial

1892-1918 William George Youngson
- William was a BRICKLAYER at the Wellington Meat Company in Masterton (Borthwicks)
- he died of GUNSHOT WOUNDS in France aged 26
- he is buried Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France

1894-1970 Christina May Youngson
- Christina married John Clarken McCOY (1890-1954) in 1921
- she died aged 76

1897-1918 Alexander 'Alex' Youngson
- Alex was a FIREMAN
- he died during the 1918 Flu Pandemic aged 21
- he is buried PLOT 92 - BLOCK 38 at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin

1898-1980 Alice Jane Youngson
- Alice married Albert SUMMERS (1892-1966) in 1920
- she died in Masterton aged 81
- she is buried in the Archer St Cemetery


Marion also had a son with Jim Craig:
1905-1980 David Smith Craig
- he married Desdemona Jane HAIR (1909-2002) in 1929

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