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they lost their lives on the SS WAIRARAPA - midnight 28 October 1894

the ss WAIRARAPA sailed from Sydney at 6:00pm on Wednesday October 24th 1894. It sank at 8 minutes after midnight (morning of) October 29th 1894 after striking Great Barrier Island outside Auckland

Because the ship's books and papers (passenger list) were lost nearly every site visited has a different number of deaths. This journal will endeavour to record them as accurately as intensive research allows. Your help would be welcome ...

The original list of all those drowned on the wreck of the ss WAIRARAPA on the night of 28th October 1894 was taken from the Otago Daily Times through Papers Past
- that article is very, very long and very informative about the tradgey and those that died

- another source of names was from SS Wairarapa Graves which also supplied these statistics, (bearing in mind that every source differs in the exact numbers on board and who died):

Male Crew 17 died, 45 survived, total 62 - 72.6% survived
Female Crew 3 died, 0 survived, total 3 - 0% survived
Total Crew
- 20 died, 45 survived, total 65 69.2% survived
Woman & Children 54 died, 18 survived, total 72 - 25% survived
Male passengers 51 died, 62 survived, total 113 - 54.9% survived
Total passengers
- 105 died, 80 survived, total 185 - 43.2% survived
Total = 125 died, 125 survived, total 250 - 50% survived

Statements by Survivors

I have put the names in surname alphabetical order for easier reference

- many names and/or ages have been difficult to find as many of the passengers were from Australia.
Your help to complete this list would be appreciated ..

Miss Chris Arkle age ?, Christchurch
- Daughter of Mr James Arkle, (Mayor) of Eblana Bank, Palmerston
- Sister in law of Mr Hubbard, bookkeeper at Fletcher, Humphreys & Co.
- Returning from holiday in Australia. Saloon passenger
- Drowned in an attempt to get ashore

Mr James Bailey age ?, Livingstone, North Otago

Mr Baker aged ? - death not veified

Henry Thomas Baldwin age 3, Wellington
Sydney Jesse Baldwin age 85, Wellington
Mrs H Baldwin age ? Wellington

Miss Barton, aged ?

Mr J Beregar age ? ex Prinz Regent Luitpold for Wellington
- From Germany, steerage passenger

Mrs Begg, a daughter of the late Mr North of Portobello and sister of Mr H. North, farmer of Omimi

Mr George Bird age ?, Wellington
Mrs Bird age ?

Mr J A or J E Bowker age ?, Daylesford Victoria

Mr Arthur Bray age ?, Sydney
Asher Bray age 24

Mr G Bromwell age ?, Napier

Pascoe Brown aged 6,
William Foster Brown aged 8
Mr George Brown age ?
Jane Brown aged 62
Sarah Brown aged 28
(1 of these was Mrs Foster Brown, Auckland)

Patrick Burke age 41-45, Crew, Sailor
- a married man living in Main Rd, Woodhaugh

Miss E Burton age ?, Sydney

Mr T Butler age ?, Napier
Mrs Butler age ?, Napier

Mr George Chick age ? Port Chalmers. Well known licensee of Chick's Hotel. Body may not have been found. Brother in law of Mr Warry who also perished

Mr G Clark/Clarke age ?, Napier

Mr James Cooper aged 34-40, Crew, Trimmer
- born in England, lived in Melbourne. Unmarried

Mr Albert Courtney/Courtenay age 21
Mrs Ellen Courtney/Courtenay (nee Evans), Albert's wife age ?
Albert Thomas George Courtenay age 11 weeks
- big thank you to travelnut for names & ages (see comments below)

Mr John Cree age ?, Oamaru

Mr Richard Croucher aged 32, Crew, Steward
- married man of Auckland

Elizabeth Clara Crowther aged 7 months
Sylvia Fredericka Crowther aged 3
Laura Maud Crowther aged 7
Mr Frederick Crowther aged 35
Mrs Laura Elizabeth Crowther aged 27

Mr T or J Davis age ?, ex German steamer

Mr John Dean age ?

Mr Mark Dickson age ?, ex Austral, Edinburgh

Mr J Donovan age ?, Geelong

Mr David Dryborough age ?, Sydney

Mr Stephen Dunckley age 53, drysalter, Essendon, Melbourne

Mr Frederick Ellis age ? - death not verified

Laura Flavell age 27, Captain Salvation Army, Christchurch

Mrs J M Fyfe age ? Dunedin
- wife of Mr . M. Fyfe of the firm Fyfe and Cuming, drapers
- resided in Queen St, Dunedin she left in the Mararoa 12th Sep
Infant Fyfe age ? Dunedin

Miss Annie Glen age ?, Sydney

Mr A Gordon age ? ex Austral

Miss Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Grindrod age 34, Crew, Stewardess
- single woman of Melbourne. FOrmerly with the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company

Mr Thomas or G Hastie age ?, North Otago

Mr P Heavey age ? - death not verified

Mr Charles Walter Hill age 36, of Wallace & Co, Chemists, Christchurch
Mrs Sarah Hannah Hill age 37, Christchurch

Mrs H Hollis age ?, Adelaide

Mr Arthur Holmes age 24, Crew, Assistant Forecabin Steward
- born in London, unmarried and lived in Clarendon St, Dunedin

Reverend Mr Hotcke age ? Lutheran missionary, Minyip Victoria

Mr T C or J C Howland age ?, Livingstone, North Otago

Mr W Johnstone age ?, ex RMS Austral

Mr Elias Jones age 22, Crew, Fireman
- unmarried son of Elias Jones who lived between Warrington and Omimi

Mr William Henry Judd aged about 50, Crew, Chief Steward
- he was the oldest steward on the books of the Union Company whom he joined in January 1876. Prior to this he was the chief steward of the steamers Albion and Hero and for about 9 years he was providoring for Mr D. Gibson of Melbourne

Miss H Keen age ? - death not verified

Mr Andrew Kelly age ?, Dunedin

Miss Daisy Knight age ?, Wellington, neice of the Chief Justice, returning from a lengthy visit to Australia

Mr J.F. 'Fred' Leighton age ?, was returning home after 4 years

Mary Emma Levesque (nee Wilcock) age 27. Geelong. Married James Daniel Levesque (scroll to end at that link)

Mr J Lewis age ?, a butcher in Hope St Dunedin. Left a wife and family

Mr G Lyon age ?, Napier

Mr J L Mackay age ?

Mr W Denniston Manderson age ? West Coast

Mrs Archibald Manderson age ?, Sydney, NSW

Mrs C W Martin age ? by the Prinz Regen Luitpold (German Mail Steamer) to Australia

Mr George McDonald age 16, Crew, Deck Boy
- brother of James below
- they lived with their widowed mother at the corner of Cumberland and Dundas St Dunedin

Mr James McDonald age 15, Crew, Brass Boy/Saloon Boy
- brother of George McDonald above

Mrs Charlotte McDonald age 34, Crew, Stewardess
- a widow living in Port Chalmers. She had 4 children dependant n her. Her husband had been emplyed by the Union Company as a shore hand

Mr Robert OR John McGee age 33, Crew, Trimmer
- unmarried, lived in Sydney

Mr John McIntosh age 40, Crew, the Captain.
- As the bridge gave way he dived into the sea with a woman and neither was seen again

Rev Seraphim McIvor C.P. age ?, Hobart

Mr Joseph/James McKenzie age 50, Leeds, England

Mr Charles McKinnon age ?, East Strathbourne, Victoria

Mr Allan James McLean aged about 25 Crew, Steward
- single man, he was a native of Victoria and was a new man in the service of the Union Steam Ship Company

Mr John McLeod age 37, Crew, Sailor
- married man with 3 children
- lived in the Wairarapa since 1890
- lived at the Glen, Mornington
Mr Duncan McMillan age 25, Waikouaiti

Miss Annie McQuaid age 27, Crew, Assistant Stewardess
- single woman, daughter of Mr R. MacQuaid, poulterer of George St Dunedin

Mr James Melicie age ?, Naples, ex Austral

Mr Charles Alfred Merrill age 27, Crew, Trimmer
- married man His wife & child lived in Melbourne
- former jockey

Mr A Mills age ?, Te Aroha

Mr Hugh Monaghan aged 36-41, Crew, Baker
- single man. Baker

Miss Agnes Morse Pitches age ?, bound for Southland, ex German steamer

Mr Edward Pratt age 26, Crew, Lamp Trimmer
- single man. He lived in Dunedin

Mrs Jane Rayward age 30, Christchurch
Dorothy Rayward age 2, Christchurch
Gwendoli Rayward age 6 months, Christchurch

Miss Read age ? ex RMS Austral for Wellington

Mrs Rhodes age ?, Cairns, Queensland
Infant Rhodes age ?, Cairns, Queensland

Mrs Rosmergy age ?, New Plymouth
Miss Rosmergy age ? New Plymouth
Miss Rosmergy age ? New Plymouth

Mary Ann Stewart Rowbotham age 45. Sydney

Mr Leslie Runting age ?, Melbourne

Mrs T (Louisa) Ryan (nee Smith) age 28, Port Chalmers. Daughter of Mrs Nicokas (Mary) Smith below. Louisa married Thomas Ryan, a Fireman on board, a few months before

Mr William Scoular age 64
- head of the firm of W. Scoular and Co., of Jetty St, Dunedin & his wife and two daughters
- played the violin and was a performing member of the Dunedin Orchestral Society
Mrs Fanny Mary Scoular age 48, Dunedin
Fanny Scoular age 17, Dunedin both her & Nellie were educated at the Girls High
Nellie Scoular age 19, Dunedin

Mr Andrew Sherry, otherwise J Donovan age ?, Geelong Victoria

Mr Walter Simpson age 35, Crew, Sailor
- single man. A native of Scotland

Mr W H Sinclair age ?

Mrs Skewes age ?, Napier. Husband survived
Child Skewes age ?, Napier
Child Skewes age ?, Napier
Child Skewes age ?, Napier

Mrs M (Amelia) Smith age ?, Auckland, ex RMS Austral, wife of a well known civil servant

Mrs Nicholas (Mary) Smith (nee Coleman) age 52, Port Chalmers
- Mother of Mrs T Ryan above. Mary was born in 1842 at Boyle, County Roscommon IRL, the daughter of Dominic COLEMAN and Mary McHUGH, she arrived at Port Chalmers on the GANANOQUE in 1863.
- She married Nicholas Smith at Dunedin in 1864

Mr Joe Some age ?

Mr Thomas Spencer age 68, Auckland

Mr William Stanley age ? Geelong Victoria

Mrs C or D Stewart age ?, Launceston, Tasmania

Mr E Stuckey age ?, England, ex RMS Austral

Miss Sullivan age ?, Hunter Hil, Sydney

Mr J. Talbot age ?, Victoria

Mr Tarabochia age ?, Naples, ex Austral. Master Tarahochia survived

Mrs G. Tuckworth age ?, Wellington
Child Tuckworth age ?, Wellington

Mr Henry Vear age 42, Crew, Chief Cook

Mr F. Veneke age not recorded

Mrs Eliza Vorbach (nee Schild) age 70, Victoria, Australia for Blenheim
full name was Elizabetha Margretha, born in Germany 1894
- big thank you to leebear for more info (see comments below)

Mr Chan Wong age not recorded

Mr William Warry age ?, Port Chalmers
- brother in law of George Chick. Buried in Port Chalmers

Mrs Hephzibah Waterhouse age 41, Dungong, NSW
Hephzibah Marguerite Lawry Waterhouse age 3, Dungong, NSW

Mr West age ?, booked for Port Chalmers
Mrs West age ?, booked for Port Chalmers
Master West age ?, booked for Port Chalmers
Master West age ?, booked for Port Chalmers

Mr William Whaley age 45, Camberwell, Victoria

Frank Carlton White age 33, Ballarat, Victoira. Shared a cabin with JC White below

Mr James Charles White age 85, from Jondaryan Queensland, had been in NZ for 66 years

Miss Sarah Williams aged 20, Auckland, became tangled in the line which was made from the foremast rigging in an attempt to get people ashore

Mr Willis age ?, former shop assistant at Wallace & Co Chemist Christchurch. Had been in Australia for medical treatment for varicose veins

Harry Year, cook. He was a resident of Auckland and joined the steamer from there. He had previously been cook on the Moa and Takapuna

the SS WAIRARAPA from Wikipedia

the book the Wreck of the S.S. Wairarapa

the book on trademe as at October 2010 Eight Minutes Past Midnight


6 comment(s), latest 6 months, 1 week ago

they sailed from AUCKLAND to MELBOURNE & SYDNEY on ss HERO - 19 Jan 1872

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 19 January 1873
- CLEARED OUTWARDS -

s.s. HERO, 851 tons, Logan, for Sydney and Melbourne.

Passengers:

for SYDNEY

SALOON:-
Miss K. BARFORD
Captain and Mrs FOX & child
Mr Robert HORNE
Mr B. IRELAND
Mr S. LIPSTINE
Mr POSTLE
Mr F. RING

STEERAGE:-
Joseph BELLIZIA
Joseph BOFFA
Mr & Mrs CHARLES
William COLE
Mrs DAVEY
Mr DUNLOP
R. RARQUHAR
Mr & Mrs HARRISON
Mrs HARWOOD
Mrs JONES
LARKIN
E. LARKIN
W. McCALLUM
Mr & Mrs MILLIGAN
Mrs MURPHY
James RILEY
Mrs SMITH
C. TRAWBRAY

for MELBOURNE

SALOON:-
Mr BARTLETT
Mr BATEMAN & family
Mrs BATEMAN
Miss BATEMAN
Mrs COWLE
Mr & Mrs HODGE
Mrs McMILLAN
Mrs Morris MARKS who was travelling with her recently widowed daughter:
- Mrs Albert Ephraim COHEN (Lizzie Marks aged 23)
Miss NUGENT
Mr & Mrs STODDART
Miss SUMNER
Master SUMNER

STEERAGE:-
CUNNINGHAM
James NIXON
WILLIAMS

- Cruickshank, Smart and Co., agents


CARGO per s.s. HERO
for Sydney:-
123 bales flax - J. R. ROBERTS
25 bags grass seed - R. BAIRD and Co.
3 packages - HENDERSON and MacFARLANE
7 boxes gold - BANK of NEW SOUTH WALES
2 cases fish - F. W. NELD and Co.

for Melbourne:-
1 case cigars - H. N. ABBOTT
16 bales flax - J. S. MacFARLAND
1 case - STEWART and ANDERSON
4 casks horse-shoes,
80 ingots zinc,
2 cases Muntz metal,
and 33 bales sundries - A. SMART
1 case drapery - A. CLARK and Son
1 box tobacco, 1 case jewellery, 5 cases drugs




Auckland in 1872
from the site Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki


Thomas AITKEN + Isabella Noble MORTON - Invercargill

from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* Thomas AITKEN aged 24 (1866-1934)
married 18 December 1889 to:
* Isabella Noble MORTON aged 26 (1861-1949 born County Cavan)


- the known children of THOMAS & ISABELLA:
... 1
1891 - 1947 Harold Morton Aitken

- Harold married Elsie ENGLAND in 1918
HAROLD died 8 March 1947 in Dunedin
- last address 21A London street
ELSIE died 30 Dec 1966 in Invercargill aged 76
- last address 3 Harewood court
- they are buried together Plot 22, Block 200 at Andersons Bay cemetery


... 2
1894 - 1966 Stanley Brown Aitken
STANLEY died 30 July 1966 aged 72


... 3
1901 - 1952 Ethel Gertrude Aitken
- Ethel wasn't married
- she died 9 June 1952 aged 50
- her last address was 88 St Andrew street
- she is buried with her parents (see photo)



* Thomas died 7 August 1934 aged 68
- his last address was Ramrig street
* Isabella died 2 February 1949 aged 88
- her last address was 17 Ramrig street
- they are buried together Plot 162, Block 24 Easter cemetery Invercargill



PHOTO
PLOT 162, BLOCK 24
at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
HEADSTONE READS: (2 headstones)
AITKEN
Thomas 1866 - 1934
Isabella Noble 1861 - 1949
Ethel Gertrude 1900 - 1952


Thomas AMBROSE & Elizabeth MURRAY, buried Woodville New Zealand

Elizabeth Murray was born about 1845

She married Thomas Ambrose Ambrose in 1876
their (known) children were:
1877-1950 Spencer James Ambrose
- married Ada May Corner in 1903
they had Spencer William Ambrose in 1904, died 1972
- Ada died aged 38 in 1915
- he married Emily Ure (1885-1979) in 1917
- daughter of Robert & Emily Ure

1879-1918 Albert Thomas Ambrose
- served in WWI as a Private
- serial number 47384
- NZEF, 26th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
- embarked 9-6-1917 on the Willochra
- DIED OF WOUNDS 1-10-1918 in France
- buried II.G.10.
Ribecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France

1881-1935 Ada Ethel Ambrose
- died aged 53, didn't marry

1886-1886 Ella Celia Ambrose
- died aged 5 weeks

Elizabeth was living at 50 Coromandel St, Wellington when son Thomas enlisted. She was at 138 Owen St, Wellington when he died in France

- Elizabeth is buried next to her husband Thomas who died aged 75, 13 years before her, in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville.
Her details were provided by her son Spencer James Ambrose on 27-1-1927

Thomas ARTHUR + Elizabeth DAWSON - Invercargill

from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* Thomas ARTHUR aged 38 (1839-1912)
married 25 April 1878 to:
* Elizabeth DAWSON aged 22

- the known children of THOMAS + ELIZABETH:
... 1
1879 - ? Ellen Ninetty? Arthur



... 2
1880 - 1941 Sidney Harcourt Arthur
- Sidney died aged 60


... 3
1881 - 1882 Winnifred Inez Arthur
- Winnifred died 28 January 1882 aged 6 months
- she is buried Plot 7, Block 4 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill


... 4
1882 - 1883 Francis Wilfred Arthur
- Francis died 16 October 1883 aged 10 months
- he is buried Plot 7, Block 4 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill


... 5
1884 - 1973 Frances Dunseath Arthur
- Frances married Hugh Brereton TENNENT in 1908


... 6
1886 - ? Reginald Rossiter Arthur
- Reginald married Jeanette FLEMING in 1911


... 7
1889 - Olive Evelyn Arthur
- Olive married Rupert Percy WITTENHALL in 1907


THOMAS Arthur died 18 December 1912 aged 73 in Wellington
- he is buried Plot 7, BLock 4 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

PHOTO
ARTHUR FAMILY PLOT
, Invercargill
... interred in Plot 7, Block 4:
1874 - Agnes Arthur age not recorded
1880 - Mary Arthur aged 13
1882 - Winnifred Inez Aethur aged 6 months
1883 - Francis Wilfred Arthur aged 10 months
1893 - John Arthur aged 81
1893 - Margaret Minnie Arthur aged 14 months
1897 - Hannah Arthur aged 82
1903 - Helen Binette/Ninaette Arthur aged 24
1912 - Thomas Arthur aged 73 (died in Wellington)


Thomas ASKEW 1841-1891 - buried Woodville, New Zealand

Thomas Askew was born about 1841
he died in 1891 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville

From the WANGANUI CHRONICLE
- 3rd October 1891

A settler named Thomas Askew, says the Woodville Examiner, who had a section and house in the settlement, died on Sunday night. Mr and Mrs Askew have been living at Ashhurst but deceased came to the settlement to prepare the way for their return.
Mr Goff who lives near, sent a child over for some vegetables and on her knocking at the door she heard groans and opened it, when deceased was found to be dying. He was attended to but died as above,
Deceased had been complaining of being unwell for sometime and a post mortem examination conducted by Dr Davemport revealed the fact that death resulted from cancer. He has four sons occupying responsible positions at Lyttelton

Please leave a comment if you can help with his wife, children and life in Ashhurst and Woodville

When Thomas died his details were provided by Joseph Barrott on 30-9-1891 - who was Joseph Barrott?
Who was Mr Goff, Thomas's' neighbour

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 11 months ago

Thomas AYLWARD + Matilda WADDOUPS - Waipipi

Thomas AYLWARD (1860-1957)
married in Waipipi on 29 January 1894 to:
Matilda WADDOUPS (1864-1951)
Matilda was born in Cape Town, South Africa, 1 of 4 daughters of John WADDOUPS (1823-1895) & Ann HALFORD (1821-1902) who came from Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire England and died in Waipipi (70km south of Auckland)

the known children of THOMAS & MATILDA
... 1
1894 - 1987 Mary Winifred Aylward
- born in Waipipi 18 April 1894
- Mary attended Waipipi School, 26 Feb 1900 - 18 April 1906
- Mary married Harold John McDONALD (1894-1992) in 1919


... 2
1895 - ? William Aylward
- born in Waipipi 1 July 1895
- William attended Waipipi School, 9 July 1900 - Dec 1907


... 3
1897 - 1987 John Aylward
- born Awhitu, Franklin
- John married May BRENNAN in 1925


... 4
1898 - 1947 Patrick Aylward
- Patrick married Lizzie May BREWERTON (1894-1970) in 1920


... 5
1900 - 1996 Ann Agnes Aylward
- Ann attended Waipipi School, 11 Feb 1907 - 7 Dec 1914
- Agnes married Samuel James BRIGHT (1896-1957) in 1920


... 6
1902 - 1943 Mildred Vera Aylward
- Mildred married Dorset Bradley HULL (1906-1994) in 1932


... 7
1904 - 1985 Thomas Aylward
- Thomas married Alma Joyce Magdalene COCHRANE (1909-1979) in 1935


... 8
1905 - 2000 Cathlene Grace Aylward
- born 24 August 1905
- Cathlene married Rainsford Leonard BARRIBALL (1910-1985) in 1933
- The Barriballs were some of the most prominent and respected of the pioneer settlers of Waiuku.
* Rainsford was the son of Leonard Martyn Barriball
* Leonard was the son of Captain Alfred Martyn Barriball of the Waiuku Mounted Rifles
* Alfred was the son of Charles Barriball, one of the earliest settlers in the district


... 9
1908 - 1992 Nelson Aylward
- Nelson married Eileen ? (1912-1990)


Matilda Aylward died 25 Feb 1951 aged 86
Thomas Aylward died 13 July 1957 aged 97
- they are buried together in Waipipi cemetery


NOTES
* Waipipi is in South Manukau
* Thomas AYLWARD's probate was filed 2 August 1957 in Auckland Court


PHOTO
Captain Alfred Martyn BARRIBALL
(1856-1937)
of the Waiuku Mounted Rifles
photo (and lots more on this family) taken from his link at NZETC


Thomas Barber GOLDFINCH + Ann Mary FARLEY + Hannah SMEDLEY - from England to France to Australia

Thomas Barber Goldfinch was born in 1813 in Deal, Kent, England to Thomas Goldfinch and Ann NEWING (his father's first wife)

- his father's 2nd wife was Lucy DARBY, they married in 1815 in Dover
- they had 8 known children, one of them, George Lynch Darby Goldfinch, emigrated to Australia and later moved to New Zealand where in 1850 he married Mary FUTTER in Wellington and had 15 children


Thomas Barber Goldfinch married Ann Mary FARLEY in Dover when he was 21 and she was about 20.
They had 7 (known) children from 1835 to 1845 all born in Calais, Nord-Pas-DE-Calais, France
Ann died the following year at the age of 32.

Thomas remarried 3 years later in France to Hannah Smedley - they had 3 (known) children, the first one Lynch Barber, born in France in 1847 and the last two (that I have), Susannah and Richard, born in Sydney, NSW.

His 2nd wife Hannah had been married befoe to John Plummer
- on the STEADFAST passenger list Thomas and Hannah travelled from Deal, Kent to South Australia arriving 26 March 1849

with them were their children:

George PLUMMER - Thomas's 14 year old stepson, born Nottingham

Henry PLUMMER - Thomas's 7 year old stepson born Bassville France

Thomas Goldfinch - 13 year old son, born Calais France
- Thomas married Mary RYAN in Sydney in 1859

Ann Goldfinch - 11 year old daughter born Calais France

George Goldfinch - 7 years old son born Calais France

Elizabeth Goldfinch - 5 year old daughter born Calais France

Lynch Barber Goldfinch was an infant. He died on board before landing in Sydney.

Thomas BATHGATE + Cecilia McCOLL - Dunedin

Thomas BATHGATE (1846-1923)
- was born in Scotland and POSSIBLY a son of John Bathgate and his first wife Anne Cairns ANDERSON who died shortly after the premature birth of a son, their 5th child, who survived only briefly. John arrived in Dunedin in November 1863 on the 'Star of Tasmania' with his 4 children (2 sons & 2 daughters) and his second wife Mary McLaren and their 6 daughters (another daughter and a son were born in NZ)
NOTE
thank you to eleanorshirley for her message which tells us Thomas's father:
Subject: Thomas Bathgate ancestry
To: ngairedith
From: eleanorshirley
Date: 2014-09-23 04:02:54
Hi Ngaire
That was a lot of info you compiled about Thomas Bathgate and Cecilia McColl.
However he was not the son of John and Anne Bathgate, but of Alexander Bathgate and Janet Brown. Janet died before Alexander emigrated to NZ, aged 68, on the ship Pladda - arriving in Dunedin 7 September 1861 along with six of his children Agnes (and her daughter Janet aged 4), John, Margaret, Thomas, Alexander and Charles, leaving four other children in Scotland his stepson Robert, William, Archibald and Jane.

Cecilia McCOLL (1856-1934)
- was born in Scotland & arrived in NZ about 1863

THOMAS & Cecilia married 11 June 1875 Saddle Hill, Otago (East Taieri Parish)
they had 11 known children:
... 1
1876 - 1956 Thomas Duncan Bathgate
- from NZETC ... Mr. Thomas Duncan Bathgate, formerly Manager of the Outram Dairy Factory, was born in the Taieri district. He was for four years with the company at its head factory in Dunedin, and ultimately took charge of the factory at Outram
THOMAS MARRIED Letitia Mabel NICHOL in 1908
- a son, Norman Shand Bathgate served in WWII as Private 13470 with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 26 (Canterbury) Battalion, New Zealand Army Service Corps, 6 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company, enlisting from Wright Stephenson & Co. Ltd, Dunedin. His next of kin was his father Thomas Duncan Bathgate of Pakiri, Rodney County. Norman was Accidentally killed on active service in Australia. He is buried J.B.1. Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Smyth Road, Nedlands, Perth, WA.
THOMAS NEXT MARRIED Clara Gertrude DYER (1892-1946) in 1926

... 2
1877 - 1961 Alexander William Bathgate
ALEXANDER died 24 March 1961 at Saddle Hill aged 80
- his ashes were returned

... 3
1878 - 1955 Mary Jane Bathgate
MARY JANE MARRIED James Alexander RONALD (1882-1959) in 1902
their known children:
* 1902 - 1983 Isabella Cecilia Ronald (+Francis Emery Wilds 1929)
* 1903 - 1903 John Ernest Alexander Ronald (aged 3 months)
* 1904 - 1969 Jane Agnes Ronald (+James Leonard Hardy 1932)
* 1906 - 1987 Mercia Monica Ronald (not married)
* 1910 - 1983 Stanley Murray Allan Ronald

... 4
1881 - Cecilia Jessie Bathgate
- nothing known

... 5
1883 - 1883 Beatrice Bathgate
- Beatrice died 28 August 1883 aged 12 days
- she is buried Block 2P. Plot 5 at North Taieri Cemetery, Dunedin with a number of McColl family members

... 6
1885 - ? Beatrice Mabel Bathgate
- nothing known

... 7
1888 - ? Joseph Ernest Bathgate
- nothing known

... 8
1890 - ? Edith Bathgate
- nothing known

... 9
1894 - ? John Alfred Bathgate
- nothing known

... 10
1895 - 1973 David Alfred Bathgate M.B. Ch.B.
- Otago University; MB [Bachelor of Medicine], ChB [Bachelor of Surgery]
- GP in Hastings from 1930
- published various articles including "Yesterday (Inanahi) 1970 & "Doctor in the sticks" 1972
DAVID MARRIED Rachel Helen DUNNETT in 1924
David died 9 Sep 1973 aged 78 in Hastings
Rachel died 26 April 1982 aged 83 in Hastings

... 11
1896 - 1914 Hugh McIntyre Bathgate
HUGH died 7 October 1914 aged 18
- his last address was 68 High street, Maori Hill, Dunedin
- he is buried with his parents


THOMAS BATHGATE died 27 July 1923 aged 77
CECILIA BATHGATE died 15 October 1934 aged 78
- they are buried Block 27, Plot 15 at Andersons Bay Cemetery
- buried with sons Hugh McIntyre & Thomas Duncan Bathgate


PHOTO
GRAVE at Plot 5, Block 2P at Southern Cemetery

those interred are:
1863 - Flora Cameron Gray aged 4
1863 - Anna Isabella Cross aged ?
1878 - Duncan McColl aged 55
1883 - Beatrice Bathgate aged 12 days
1909 - Jean McColl aged 76
1912 - Mary McColl aged 54
1926 - Catherine McColl aged 70
1933 - Isabel McColl aged 73


Thomas BERRY + Margaret Taylor McINTYRE

from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* Thomas BERRY aged 29 (1863-?)
married 28 April 1892 to:
* Margaret Taylor McINTYRE aged 26 (1865-1952)


- the known children of THOMAS & MARGARET:
... 1
1893 - 1897 Thomas Wilfred Berry

- Thomas died 7 April 1897 aged 3.10
12 April 1897 On Thursday night the infant son of Mr Thomas Berry, farmer, Hedgehope, died suddenly. He had been playing with an ink bottle - supposed to be empty - and came running in with his hands on his stomach and asked for a drink, and in a short time was dead. The coroner does not think an inquest necessary
- he is buried Plot 1X, Block 1 (free ground) at Eastern Cemetery Invercargill


... 2
1895 - ? William Ewart Berry
- William married Vera Lucy LOUGH (1903-1927) in 1924
- daughter of Frederick Joseph LOUGH & Phoebe FODEN
- William, with his brother-in-law Richard Maskell, was charged with insurance fraud in Christchurch in 1934


... 3
1897 - 1985 Barbara Sinclair Berry
- Barbara married Richard MASKELL (1890-1965) in Nov 1925
- Richard (aka Cross) was a miner in Huntly Waikato in 1917 when he was granted exemption to serve in war. He was still in Huntly in 1921 when he received 2 years probation for breaking and entering. He also lived in Auckland & Christchurch and was convicted of a number of insurance fraud cases in 1934, along with his brother-in-law William Berry above
RICHARD died in Auckland 2 March 1965 aged 75
BARBARA died in Auckland 28 May 1985 aged 88
- their ashes were scattered at Waikumete


... 4
1899 - ? Margaret Taylor Berry
- Margaret married Roydon KNIGHT in May 1925


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1902 - ? Mary Winifred Berry



* Margaret died 17 April 1952 aged 87
* Thomas died ?
- burials not found