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Thomas Joseph COLLINS & Mary Agnes Frances McMAHON - Invercargill 1883

taken from PAPERS PAST

the NEW ZEALAND TABLET - 27 April 1883


At St Mary's Church, Invercarill, on 19th inst., by the Rev Father REIDY, Thomas Joseph COLLINS, of Swift Creek, Heriot, youngest son of the late Mr Patrick Collins, of Glen, Co. Clare, Ireland to Mary Agnes Frances, only daughter of the late Mr Michael McMAHON, of Gower, Co. Clare, Ireland

Thomas JUKES of New Zealand

Looking for more information on Thomas Jukes and his descendants

Thomas Jukes was born in 1852
- unknown where
He married Elizabeth ?
-unknown surname

Their children (all born in New Zealand) were:
Eliza Jane Jukes
- born in 1876
- died in ?
- married Henry Alfred WILSON in 1898
- their children were:
1900 - Thomas Henry Wilson
1902 - Arthur George Wilson
1904 - Fredrick Cecil Wilson
1905 - Violet Elizabeth Jessie Wilson
1908 - Cyril Raymond Wilson

Annie Louise Jukes
- born in 1878
- died in 1951
- married Walter LAWSON in 1899
- their known children were:
1900 - Annie Ellen Elizabeth Lawson
1903 - Florence Francoise Lawson
1905 - Alice Josephine Lawson
1908 - Walter Thomas Leslie Lawson

William Edwin Thomas Jukes
- born in 1880
- died in 1940
- married Laura Violet HANNEN in 1904
- married Grace Muriel SAINT in 1927

Sarah Helen/Ellen Jukes
- born in 1882
- died in ?
- married Henry Aubery CONNER in 1900

George Arthur Jukes
- born in 1885
- died in 1966
- married Catherine DOOLING in 1910

Mary Evangeline Jukes
- born in 1887
- died in 1887 an infant
- buried at Terrace End, Palmerston North

Walter David Juke
- born in 1888 in Feilding
- died in 1905 aged 16 in a bushfelling accident in Ohau

Lily May Jukes
- born in 1890
- died in 1961 in Eltham, Taranaki
- married Henry Douglas DRAKE in 1908
- Henry/Harry was born 1880 in Normanby, Taranaki
- he died 1956 in Raetahi

Daisy Violet Rose Juke
- born in 1894
- died in 1969
- married Frederick James CROWE in 1910

John Wilfred Jukes;
- born in 1895
- died in 1895 aged 3 weeks

1 comment(s), latest 8 years, 6 months ago

Thomas KNEEBONE + Jane WILLIAMS - New Zealand

Thomas KNEEBONE was born in 1864 in Coromandel, New Zealand, the 3rd of 10 children
- his parents were Thoms KNEEBONE (1836-1902) of Creed, Cornwall, England and Rebecca COUCH (1836-1899) also from Creed who arrived in NZ around 1862/63

- Thomas married Jane WILLIAMS n the 29th March 1883 in Thames Coromandel

Jane Williams was the a daughter of Paul WILLIAM (1824-1891) from Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England and Lavinia MAY (1829-1898)
Paul had spent 8 years in the Autralian gold fields from 1854 before returning to England. Paul & Lavinia had arrived in NZ in 1864 on the "Eaglespeed", returned to the gold fields in 1866, working in the mines at Moonta South Australia in 1866 and then returning to Thames, NZ in 1871

The children of Thomas Kneebone & Jane Williams were:

1883-1954 Clara Kneebone
- born in
- married William Eustace WILLIAMS in 1908
- died in Auckland

1884-1884 Ethel Kneebone
- born in Thames
- died aged 2 days

1885-1964 Charles Leonard Kneebone
- born in Thames
- married Nellie BULL in 1925
- died in Waihi

1887-1968 Laura May Kneebone
- born in Thames
- married Joseph James SPARGO in 1911
- died in Auckland

1890-1967 Frank Leslie Kneebone
born in Thames
- married Nellie Mildred ABSOLUM in 1920
- died in Auckland

1892-1963 Ethel Rebecca Kneebone
- born in Broken Hill, NSW
- married Albert OATES in 1916
- married Henry Clemshaw SWALES in 1921
- died in Matamata, Waikato

1894-1983 Thomas Alfred Kneebone
- born in Broken Hill, NSW
- married Kathleen HARTNETT in 1919
- died in Hamilton, Waikato

1897-1918 Doris Ellen Kneebone
- born in Thames
- died in Matamata aged 21

1902-1983 Harold Ralph Kneebone
- born in Thames
- married Mavis KERR in 1929
- died in Tirau, Waikato

1906-1906 William Cecil Kneebone
- born in Waihi, Coromandel
- died aged 1 day

Thomas MARTIN + Helena Agnes WARREN - Taihape

Thomas MARTIN (1861-1932)
was born in Dunedin to William MARTIN & Maria BRAILSFORD

Helena Agnes WARREN (1867-1918)
was born in Canterbury to Joseph Connerly WARREN & Lena Agnes IRVING

THOMAS & HELENA married in 1886
they had 10 known children

... 1
1888 - Anne Maria Martin

- Anne married Charles Henry Samuel HARROD in 1903

... 2
1890 - 1970 Helena Martin

- Helena married Gustave Ludvig GUNDERSEN (1881-1946) in 1907

... 3
1892 - ? Margaret Martin

- nothing known

... 4
1897 - 1972 Mary Janet Martin

- Mary married George MELDRUM in 1913

... 5
1898 - 1933 William Martin

- William died aged 35

... 6
1901 - ? George Martin

- George possibly married Florence CORNTHWAITE

... 7
1903 - 1964 James Warren Martin

- married Dorothy HEGINBOTHAM in 1923

... 8
1906 - ? Ester Martin

- married William Arthur PERKINS 1923

... 9
1909 - 1910 Violet Irving Martin

- born 11 March 1909 in Dannevirke
- Violet died 17 Oct 1910 aged 19 months
- buried Grave 88, Block J at Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

... 10
1910 - ? Rosie Elizabeth Martin

- nothing known

Helena Agnes Martin died 15 Feb 1919 in Taihape aged 51
(accidentally killed)
Thomas Martin died 12 April 1932 in Taihape aged 71
- they are buried Plot 22, Section Lawn, Block 1, Row 15 at Taihape Cemetery

GRAVE of Thomas & Helena at Taihape

Thomas Moore ARTHUR + Harriet Mary Ann SWALE

from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* Thomas Moore ARTHUR aged 21 (1859-1934)
? married 22 November 1881 to:
* Harriet Mary Ann SWALE aged 20

the known children of THOMAS & HARRIET:
... 1
1894 - 1918 Ernest William Arthur

- Ernest served in WWI as Corporal 31455 with the NZEF, 19th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company, embarking from Wellington 15 November 1916. His next of kin was his father Thomas Moore Arthur, Amberley, North Canterbury. Ernest DIED of his WOUNDS in France on 8 April 1918 aged 47. He is buried VI C 5, Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France

... 2
1896 - 1964 William Francis Arthur
- William married Ellen Josephine Hyacinth ROCHE in 1900

... 3
1897 - 1957 Elizabeth Williamina Arthur
- Elizabeth married Frank Laurence MARDON (1899-1971) in 1922

... 4
1899 - 1967 Howard Edward Arthur
- Howard married Jessie Helen BATCHELOR in 1924

... 5
1901 - 1978 Gladys May Arthur
- born 20 June 1901
- Gladys married Clarence Errol CROSS in 1927

... 6
1902 - 1984 Edith Mildred Arthur
- born 9 Dec 1902
- Edith married Jack Carson JONES in 1926

... 7
1905 - ? Audrey Bulah Arthur

Ernest William Arthur

Thomas RANKIN + Helen CRIGHTON - Wyndham

from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* Thomas RANKIN aged 26 (1840-1898)
married 3 April 1868 to:
* Helen CRIGHTON aged 20 (1849-1898)

the known children of THOMAS & HELEN:
... 1
1869 - Ellen Rankin

- nothing known

... 2
1870 -1943 Alexander Forbes Rankin
- Alexander married Miriam Evangeline Howie SMEATON (1878-1944) in 1930
ALEXANDER died 16 Nov 1943 agted 73
- he is buried 29.00 Block X at Wyndham cemetery

... 3
1872 - 1896 Mary Ann Smail Rankin
- Mary married William AIM in 1896 in Wyndham
MARY died 27 December 1896 aged 24
- she is buried 81.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery
- William died 34 years later and is buried with her

... 4
1874 - 1899 Thomas Rankin
THOMAS died 8 May 1899 aged 24
- he is buried 80.00 Block at Wyndham cemetery

... 5
1876 - 1903 William Crighton Rankin
WILLIAM died 6 April 1903 aged 26
- he is buried 80.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery

... 6
1878 - 1918 Janet Rankin
- Janet married John Augustine ROGGIERO (1881-1943) in 1901 in Wyndham
- on 25 Aug 1902 John was granted his First-Class Stationary-Engine Driver Certificate
JANET died 3 November 1918 aged 39

... 7
1879 - ? Amelia Stirling Rankin

... 8
1881 - 1900 Francis Rankin
FRANCIS died 21 May 1900 aged 18
- he is buried 80.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery

... 9
1884 - ? Christina Bain Rankin

... 10
1886 - 1909 John Smail Rankin
JOHN died 25 May 1909 aged 23
- he is buried 29.00 Block X at Wyndham

... 11
1888 - 1920 Lindsay Rankin
born 10 October 1888 at Wyndham
- Lindsay married Annie MILNE (1891-1924) in 1911 in Wyndham
ANNIE died 11 May 1914 aged 22 & buried 67.00 Block X at Wyndham cemetery
- Lindsay served in WWI as Rifleman 13100, with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, embarking from Wellington 6 May 1916. His next of kin was his brother Alexander Rankin of Wyndham, Southland.
- Lindsay next married Williamina LANGMUIR in 1918
LINDSAY died 14 March 1920 aged 31, after discharge from the NZEF, from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service. Husband of W. Rankin, of 5 Burwood Avenue, Newington, Dunedin.
- he is buried Block 71S, Plot 6 at Andersons Bay cemetery, Dunedin. His last address was Wyndham

... 12
1890 - 1939 Lloyd Rankin
- born 11 September 1890
LLOYD died 25 January 1939 aged 48

... 13
1892 - 1893 Athol Chisholm Rankin
- Athol died 15 July 1893 aged 16 months (2 days before twin Euphemia)
- he is buried 73.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery

... 14
1892 - 1893 Euphemia Cossar Rankin
- Eupjemia died 17 July 1893 aged 16 months (2 days after twin Athol)
- she is buried 73.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery

... 15
1894 - 1900 Lily Rankin
LILLY died 31 October 1900 aged 6
- she is buried 73.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery

* Helen died 31 march 1898 aged 48
* Thomas died 28 February 1903 aged 63
- they are buried 73.00 Block I at Wyndham cemetery


taken from the site J Fraser & Sons Ltd
where you will find photos of the cemeteries:
? Athol ? Balfour ? Bluff 'Old' ? Calcium ? Centre Hill, Mossburn ? Charlton Park
? Clyde ? Colac Bay, Oraka ? Dipton ? East Winton ? Eastern Bush ? Eastern
? Edendale ? Ettrick ? Forest Hill ? Fortrose ? Garston ? Gore ? Greenpoint ? Kaiwera
? Kingston ? Lumsden ? Mataura ? Orepuki ? Otautau 'Old' ? Otautau ? Pukerau
? Quarry Hills ? Riversdale ? Riverton ? Ryal Bush ? Southland Crematorium
? St John's, Invercargill ? Tararua Acre ? Te Anau ? Tuatapere ? Waikaia ? Waikawa
? Wairio ? Wakapatu ? Wallacetown 'Old' ? Winton 'Old' ? Woodlands ? Wreys Bush
? Wyndham

Thomas RANSOM born Wellington 1877 - moved to Melbourne Australia

Thomas Ransom was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1877
At some stage, prior to 1902 he moved to Australia.
He married Elsie May Young in Melbourne in 1902
They had 8 children in Melbourne, including a set of twins, Ruby and Russell
In 1915 Thomas and his wife and children returned to New Zealand but that year he married again to May Nelson and they had 2 (known) children
Elsie also remarried, in 1916 to ? Hancock - do you know his name and were there any children

I would like to know about Thomas's life in Australia during that period

Thomas ROIL + Sarah SEWERY - Alton Hampshire to Nelson New Zealand

Thomas ROIL was born in Alton, Hampshire (88km SW of London) in 1788
- (birth date estimated on his age at death of 79 in 1867)

Thomas married Sarah SEWERY in England in 1813 - he was 26 and she was 25.

They had 9 (known) children from 1815 to 1833.

On the 29th October 1841 Thomas and Sarah and 5 of the `children` boarded the BOLTON and emigrated to New Zealand, arriving in Nelson on 15th March 1842

The ship`s passenger list has Thomas and Sarah aged 45 and 40 - however many people in those days lowered their ages to emigrate if they were over 40
Their oldest child, James, was aged 26 when they left - he did not emigrate, neither did George, Thomas or Lucy ...(Lucy had only been married 10 months when her parents left)

They had one other (known) child, Ann, in Nelson, but research continuing as there is a 14 years age gap between her and William

Thomas died in 1867, 6 years before Sarah

THOMAS & SARAH's known children

1815 - 1896 James Roil
- James emigrated to Canada
- he died aged 81 in Newfoundland, Canada

1817 - ? George Roil
- nothing known about him

1818 - ? Thomas Roil
- nothing known about him

1821 - 1862 Henry William Roil
- Henry married Jane COWIE in 1852
- he was the licensee of the Sawyer`s Arms Hotel, Papanui at some stage. It was destroyed by fire in 1898
- he married Sarah Isabella COLLETT in 1854 in Christchurch
- he died aged 41 in Papanui

1823 - 1891 Lucy Roil
- Lucy married Isaac FINDEN in 1840 in Alton Parish, Hampshire
- she married Henry LAMBOURNE in 1855 in Newton, Valence, England
- she died aged 68 in Alton, England

1826 - 1910 Eliza Roil
- she married James Hayter JACKSON in 1843 in Nelson, New Zealand
- (Eliza was 17 and James was 43)
- the children of Eliza & James
- Eliza died aged 84 in Jackson Bay

1828 - 1910 Harriett Roil
- she married Charles WALKER in 1849 in Nelson, Marlborough
- she died aged 81 in Collingwood, 130km NW of Nelson The town was originally named Gibbstown after William Gibbs, but was later renamed Collingwood for Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, Lord Nelson's second-in-command at the Battle of Trafalgar

1831 - 1914 Mary Ann Roil
- she married John JAMES in 1854 in Stoke, Nelson
- she died aged 82 in Collingwood, western half of the Golden Bay Area

1833 - 1894 - William Roil
- he married Janet COOK in 1854 in Stoke, Nelson
- he died aged 60 in Richmond, Nelson

1847 - 1910 Ann Roil
- born in Richmond New Zealand
- (the only child born in NZ that I have)
- married Francis SKILTON in 1863 in Aorere, Collingwood
- she lived in Martin St, Monaco (11km SW of Nelson)
- she died aged 63 in Wellington
- her ashes are buried in PLOT 070 - AREA: Fantail Way at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson

I would appreciate further info on this family (children etc)

- said to be one of the first 50 settlers of New Zealand
married Eliza Roil in Nelson 19 Feb 1843

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Thomas Sydney Herbert DYE + Charlotte Elizabeth SHEAD

the following was written as a reply to nobby26's query
Looking for Thomas DYE of Auckland NZ that he wrote on 22 Sept 2010

HOWEVER, the comment would not attach (due possibly to some glitch in the system) so I write it here as a journal:

Hello nobby,
Thomas Sydney Herbert DYE (1844-1913) married Charlotte Elizabeth SHEAD (1846-1933) on the 21st December 1880
- they are both buried in Block F Row 47 Plot 108 at Purewa Auckland

as you say, the children of Thomas & Charlotte are difficult to find but if we search for Elizabeth as well as Charlotte and a combination of both names we get a bigger selection. This also applies to Thomas who is sometimes recorded as Thomas Sidney with Elizabeth OR Thomas with Charlotte Elizabeth etc etc

- therefore the Thomas Sydney Herbert Dye born on the 30th September 1871 is probably a son of theirs. He died in 1871 as an infant and another Thomas Herbert Dye was born in 1881 to Thomas Sidney & Elizabeth so he is a possible son of theirs as well

Albert Victor was born on the 4th May 1879 in Auckland
- he married Margaret LYONS in 1905
- he (possibly) died on 27th December 1940
NOTE BUT his name is recorded as Albert Edward
- Margaret LYONS was born on the 16th September 1881
- she (possibly) died on the 11th September 1922, 5 days from her 41st birthday
- she is buried ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION C Row 19, Plot 123 at Waikumete Cemetery Auckland

Margaret was a daughter of John Newman LYONS of Australia + Anastasia FLEMING (1850-1939) of Ireland

SO, I give you a combination of names and the children born to them and you can decide ...

early births without their parents names recorded:
1868 Eleanor
1870 Mary Ann Augusta
1871 George
1871 Thomas Sydney Herbert
1872 Annie
1873 Edith Georgina

1875 - Edward Sidney Dye (Thomas & Elizabeth)
1881 - Thomas Herbert Dye (Thomas Sidney & Elizabeth)
1882 - Emily Maud Dye (Thomas & Elizabeth)
1884 - Ethel May Dye (Thomas & Charlotte Elizabeth)
1887-1953 - Frederick Howard Dye (Thomas & Elizabeth)
1890 - Violet Ruby Dye (Thomas & Charlotte Elizabeth)
2 Aug 1904 - Syrian Gibbons Dye (Thomas & Charlotte)

An Albert Dye served in the South African War, 1899-1902
- serial number 7028

An Albert Sydney Dye served in WWI
- serial number 24988
- his next of kin was his father S. Dye 8 Norfolk St, Ponsonby, Auckland
- he married Ivy Evelyn MUNRO in 1919

A Frank Dye served in WWI
- he was born in Australia
- serial number 12/2760
- his next of kin was his father James A Dye 23 O'Neill Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

A Percy Dye served in WWI
- serial number 3/1767
- his next of kin was his father F. Dye of Kaukapakapa, Auckland

A Robert Newton Dye served in WWI
- he was born in Australia
- note the name Newton in his name
- serial number 81746
- his next of kin was his mother A.E. Dye, 83 Burnley Terrace, Mount Albert, Auckland
- he married Rita Aldridge BURTON in 1924

A journal written by allycat on the 20 January 2007 has the above family in it John Newman LYONS and Anastatia FLEMING

A list of the DYE men who married in New Zealand from 1867-1927

Albert Sidney Dye married Ivy Evelyn MUNRO in 1919
Albert Victor Dye married Margaret LYONS in 1905
Edward Dye married Emily Josephine MARSHALL in 1876
Edward Dye married Hazel Elizabeth RILEY in 1927
Edward Vause Dye married Mary Pamu ROYAL in 1923
Francis Dye married Agnes Alice ALISON in 1867
Francis Dye married Edith Anne MARK in 1883
Frank Allison Dye married Hazel KEOGHAN in 1920
Frederick Howard Dye married Evelyn May McLEAN in 1911
Frederick Howard Dye married Mary KENNEDY in 1920
George Dye married Ethel Maud McCOMISH in 1901
Henry Dye married Isabel Anne MacAULAY in 1926
James Adam Dye married Violet Leith ROBBINS in 1911
James Allison Dye married Florence Elizabeth MARTIN in 1898
Percy Dye married Winifred Myrtle BILLINGHAM in 1920
Robert Newton Dye married Rita Aldridge BURTON in 1924
Samuel Dye married Lena Mary TAIT in 1892
Sidney Edward Daniel Dye married Adeline Catherine O'BRIEN in 1895
Sydney Dye married Emily Laura HUTCHINS in 1915
Thomas Dye married Charlotte SHEAD in 1880
Thomas Herbert Dye married Alice WILKINSON in 1907
William Dye married Nina Olive VAUSE in 1902
William Alexander married Henrietta LAURENSON in 1881

A list of the DYE women who married in NZ from 1889-1930

Bertha Dye married George William FURNEY in 1924
Doris Thelma Dye married William James HALL in 1925
Eleanor Dye married William SIMCOCK in 1906
Eleanor Florence Dye married John Langford GAVEY in 1926
Emily Maud Dye married Charles John FUSSELL in 1904
Emily Rita Dye married Gerald Arthur NAYLOR in 1923
Emma Josephine Dye married Harry Vivian TAYLOR in 1929
Ethel May Dye married Christopher Leo OBUYLIEN in 1913
Ethel Veronica Izitta Dye married Reginald RAMSAY in 1929
Fanny May Dye married Thomas Stanley SHEPHERD in 1922
Florence Ethel Dye married Louis Frank STEWART in 1929
Kathleen Alice Dye married Charles James Maxwell HOOPER in 1929
Louisa Dye married John TREW in 1889
Margaret Dye married George WRIGHT in 1899
Mary Ann Augusta Dye married Eugene FLYNN in
Mavis Eileen Dye married Ernest Trevor MOODY in 1925
Olga Vivien Dye married John Andrew FOX in 1928
Rose Phillis Dye married Louis George Alfred GREEN in 1914
Violet Ruby Dye married Frederick Bernard Ramond KEANE in 1911
Zelliah Ellen Dye married Francie PIERCE in 1930


... A prohibition order was issued against Thomas Sydney Herbert Dye, on the application of his son

29 December 1913
... Mrs Dye and family desire to express their heartfelt thanks to all kind friends who sympathised with them in their resent sad bereavement. Also for letters, cards and telegrams and floral emblems received

18 December 1914
... DYE - In loving memory of my dear husband, Thomas Dye, who departed this life December 18, 1913
With patience great he bore his pain,
His time had come to die.
And we who loved hin here on earth
Will meet him by and by
- Inserte by his loving wife and family

18 December 1915
... DYE - In loving memory of our dear father, Thomas Dye, who departed this life on december 18, 1913
Often do my sad thoughts wander,
To your grave so far away,
Where they laid you, dearest father,
Two sad years ago to-day.
In life I loved you dearly;
In death I do the same.
- Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Alice
- (this was Thomas Herbert DYE & Alice WILKINSON who married 1907)

... DYE - In sad and loving remembrance of my dear father, Thomas Dye, who died on December 18, 1913
Dear is the grace where my father is laid,
Sweet is the memory that never will fade,
Flowers may wither, leaves fade and die,
Others may forget him but never will I
- Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, E. and C. Fussell
- (this was Emily Maud DYE & Charles John FUSSEL who married 1904)

18 December 1917
... DYE - In loving memory of our dear father, Thomas Dye, who passed away December 18, 1913
Wish not that his tolls are over,
Wish not that his race is won;
Got grant we may rest as calmly,
When our work like his is done.
- Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Alice Dye

18 December 1918
... DYE - In loving memory of our dear father, Thomas Dye, who departed tis life on December 18, 1913
Five years have gone - how long it seems,
In all our thoughts your face still beams,
In memory's page we'll never blot,
Three little words, "Forget me not"
- Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Alice Dye

18 December 1919
... DYE - In fond and loving memory of our dear father, Thomas Dye, who departed this life December 18, 1913
Not dead to us, who loved him dear,
Not lost but gone beofre;
He lives with us in memory here,
And will for evermore
- Inserted by his loving sn and daughter-in-law, Tom and Alice Dye

18 December 1921
... DYE - In loving memory of my dear father, Thomas Dye, who fell asleep on December 18, 1913. Always remembered. - Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, T. and A. Dye (Tom & Alice)

18 December 1923
... DYE - In loving remembrance of our dear father, Thomas Dye, who departed this life December 18, 1913. Always remembered. Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, T. and A. Dye

6 comment(s), latest 3 years, 2 months ago

Thomas Thompson HILLAS & Agnes WELLOCK - Mauriceville, Wairarapa

married AGNES WELLOCK (1851-1934) about 1875 in the UK ??

they had a son in 1876 then in 1877 they emigrated to New Zealand
they finally settled in (and were early settler of) Mauriceville (taken in the 1890s, not known if Thomas & his family are in this photo)

(and they brought up 2 grandchildren as their own when their daughter died in 1903)

... 1
1876 - 1926 Fred Hillas
- born in the UK
- Fred emigrated when he was about 1
- he married Blanche EAGLE in 1905 in Kopuaranga
23 Aug 1905 ... At the residence of Mr T. T. Hillas, on the 23rd inst., Mr Fred Hillas was married to Miss Blanche Eagle, both bride and bridegroom being well known residents of the district. The happy couple left by the evening northern train on their honeymoon tour. Quite a large concourse of their friends attended at the railway station to bid them adieu, when more than the customary quantity of rice was showered upon them
- Blanche was a daughter of Henry EAGLE & Catherine VILE

... 2
1876 - 1938 Elizabeth Hillas
- Elizabeth married Robert Charles SEYMOUR (1874-1953) in 1905
- she died on Xmas Eve 1938 in Palmerston North

... 3
1880 - 1932 George Hillas
- George married Grace Amy CUMINGS (1878-1923) in 1903
- their daughter, Alice Marcia Hillas (1905-1921) died aged 16

... 4
1881 - 1903 Annie Hillas
- Annie married Henry Cartwright HOLDEN in 1900
- they had 2 children which her parents brought up after her death (see timeline)

... 5
1883 - 1951 Agnes Hillas
- Agnes married John ALGIE (1878-1937) in 1910
- John was born in Killen, County Tyrone to:
William Stewart ALGIE & Mary Elizabeth SEMPLE
- Agnes is buried in Mangatainoka

... 6
1884 - 1962 Sarah Ann Hillas
- Sarah married Hartey MYERS (1882-1966) in 1913

... 7
1886 - 1955 Thomas Benjamin Hillas
- Thomas married Bertha BRIALEY (1884-1932) in 1914

... 8
1887 - 1929 Henry Hillas
- Henry married Anna Maria ROSE (1886-1962) in 1913
- daughter of Johannes Joachin Heinrich ROSE & Dorothea Catherina Christina SIXTUS

... 9
1899 - 1976 Emily Hillas - to be removed, see comments box below
- because Agnes would have been 48 when Emily was born and because of the large gap between the birth of their last child Henry, it is possible that Emily was also 'taken in', like the next 2 children.
Your comments on this would be appreciated
- Emily married Henry Martin BRADY (1898-1935) in 1928

... 10
1901 - 1919 Annie 'Decima' Holden-Hillas
- see the 1903 notes in the timeline below
- Decima died aged 18 in Mauriceville
6 Aug 1919 ... The death occurred at Mauriceville yesterday of Decima, the 18-year-old daughter of Mrs T. T. Hillas, after a lingering illness. The funeral will leave the residence at 1 p.m. on Thursday, arriving at the Masterton Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.
- she is buried in Masterton

... 11
1903 - 1973 John Hillas Holden-Hillas
- see the 1903 notes in the timeline below
- John married Margaret Lyon WATSON (1906-1989) in 1928


In 1877
... Thomas arrives into Lyttelton on the OPAWA (in the Second, or Saloon, Cabin) on 16 April 1877 which left Gravesend on 16 January 1877
With him was his wife and 1 child (Fred)

In 1878
... Thomas is a Ratepayer of the Karori Riding, of the Hutt County Council

In 1880
... Thomas is a Milkman of Polhill Gully, Aro Valley, Wellington

In 1883
... Thomas was issued a certificate of title for his section of Block XIII., at Mangahao, (near Shannon Manawatu) it having been improved, fenced, and occupied as required by the Immigrants Land Act of Section 31

1 May 1896
... Thomas was granted the title of sections 206 and 207, Block II at Kopuaranga (14km north of Masterton)

13 January 1902
... At the Masterton A & P (Agricultural & Pastoral) Association meeting held in Messrs Lowes and Irons farmers room, considerable time was occupied in appointing the various stewards for the forthcoming A & P Show.
Thomas was given the job of Gate Steward of the Down Sheep

5 October 1903
... at the First Annual Meeting of the shareholders of the newly formed Mauriceville Co-operative Store Company, held in the Foresters' Hall, Mauriceville West, the following men were elected directors:
T. T. Hillas
F. W. H. Kummer
Eskild Pedersen
C. C. Jackson
C. Forsberg
Anders Larsen
Hans Jensen
Ole Isakson
Lars Peter Larsen

11 December 1903
... their daughter Annie dies at the age of 33, 2 weeks after the birth of her second child. Her children are:
Decima Annie Holden, aged 2 and John Holden aged 2 weeks.
(Annie had married Henry Cartwright Holden in 1900). Nothing found about Henry to date. Thomas and Agnes bring up Annie's 2 children as their own

16 January 1905
... At the meeting of the Masterton A & P Committee for the forthcoming Show, Thomas was given the job this year of being charge of the tickets to the Fat Cattle exhibits

16 June 1905
... FOR SALE - That well-known and valuable Property in the Kopuaranga Survey District now occupied by Mr T. T. Hillas, being Section 208 and Part I of 202, BLock I and section 100, Block V., Kopuaranga Survey District, being about 40 chains from the Mauriceille Railway Station, fronting the main Masterton-Eketahuna road, with 7 roomed House and outhouses, all in good grass and fences.
For further information apply to Mr A. R. Mackay, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay

23 August 1905
... At the residence of Mr T. T. Hillas, on the 23rd inst., Mr Fred Hillas was married to Miss Blanche Eagle, both bride and bridegroom being well known residents of the district. The happy couple left by the evening northern train on their honeymoon tour. Quite a large concourse of their friends attended at the railway station to bid them adieu, when more than the customary quantity of rice was showered upon them

2 August 1906
... At the Mauriceville County Council meeting a large deputation of ratepayers interviewed the Council re the footpath on the side of the road adjacent to the overhead railway bridge near the Mauriceville Railway Station. Mr T. T. Hillas pointed out that this part of the road was constantly used by a large section of the residents going to and from the Railway Station, School and Post Office, while the local body has done little, if anything, to accommodate the numerous foot passengers incessantly using this muddiest road in the district, and in fact the residents owe the present footpath, such as it is, the late Wairarapa North County Council. The Chairman and Councillors expressed their sympathy with the object of the deputation, and desired to meet their wishes as far as practical. It was pointed out that it was impossible to widen the road and care would have to be exercised in extending the footpath so that the present narrow roadway may not be further restricted or otherwise injuriously affected.
A committee, consisting of Messrs Hillas, R. and C. Brooks and J. McKenzie, were appointed to meet on the ground with Crs Jackson and Kummer, with a view to devising the best plan of carrying out necessary improvement to the footpath

12 September 1906
... Three canidates have been nominated for the vacancy in the Mauriceville County Council, the names being Messrs R. Brown, T. T. Hillas and Martin Kennedy. The election will take place on Monday 17th September
- The results were:
Martin Kennedy polled 29 votes and was declared elected
Robert Brown polled 21 votes
Thomas Thompson Hillas polled 19 votes

4 October 1906
... A special meeting of the Masterton branch of the New Zealand Farmers Union was held yesterday afternoon, for the purpose of discussing the Land Bill.
Mr W. Perry was chairman, and there were also present: Messrs J. Cross, F. Maunsell, E. E. Meredith, C. E. Cockburn-Hood, D. McGregor jnr, W. Miller, N. Fowler, B. Rayner, G. Maunsell, J. Judd, J. Bourke, A. Mutrie, J. Colway, D. McKenzie, J. C. McKillop, H. Falloon, T. T. Hills, J. Welch, W. H. Beetham and Hugh Morrison

11 October 1906
... CLEARING SALE, FRIDAY, 19th OCT., 1906, at 1p.m.
ABRAHAM & WILLIAMS, Ltd., have been instructed by T. T. HILLAS, Esq., to sell on the property, near Mauriceville Railway Station, the whole of his first-class dairy herd, consisting of 40 young cows, calved and to calve, 1 Shorthorn bull
Auctioneer's Note - The above herd has the reputation of being second to none in the Wairarapa district, and can be recommended with every confidence. The cows, all of which are young, and in good condition, have been heavily culled each season for the past 14 years, and Mr Hillas will be pleased if intending buyers will care to see those in profit milked any morning or evening

26 May 1908
... The seventh annual Conference of the Wellington Provincial District of the Farmers' Union was opened in the Foresters' Hall to-day. Mr J. G. Wilson (President) occupied the chair. Mr T. T. Hillas of Mauriceville was one of the delegates

5 November 1908
... A Cricket Match, Mauriceville County Cricket Club v W.F.C.A. Cricket Club, is to be played at Mauriceville on November 9th (King's Birthday), on Mr T. T. Hillas' reserve

18 January 1909
... STEWARDS for the next A & P Show were appointed. Thomas was the Steward of Fat Cattle along with A. G. Pilmer as Marshal and A. Snodgrass

29 April 1912
... for the upcoming A & P Show, Thomas Hillas, of Mauriceville, was appointed as a Judge of the Milking Cows along with E. M. Bannister of Masterton, Allen Donald of Featherston, G. Sievers of Carterton, E. Eagle jnr of Carterton and Q. Donald of Featherston

19 February 1914
... At the Masterton Ram Fair, Thomas paid 3 guineas for 5 rams (the equivalent in Feb 2011 of about $484 or $97 per ram)

21 May 1914
... At the annual meeting of the Mauriceville Morris Tube Rifle CLub, Thomas was elected as one of the Office Bearers

27 October 1914
... At the general meeting of the Mauriceville Sports Club, Thomas was elected as one of the Vice-Presidents

3 November 1914
... The Mauricville County received a nomination for Thomas Thompson Hillas to be a Councillor

5 May 1915
... It is with feelings of great regret that we have to chronicle the death of Mr T. T. Hillas, of Mauriceville, which took place yesterday afternoon.
The deceased gentleman was one of the early settlers of Mauriceville, and was generally esteemed for his many sterling qualities. He was 65 years of age, and leaves a widow and a family of seven (four sons and three daughters) to mourn their loss.
The following are the members of the family who are left:-
Mrs Seymour, Palmerston North
Mrs J. Algie, Konini
Mrs H. Myers, Mauriceville
Frederick Hillas
George Hillas
Benjamin Hillas
Henry Hillas

5 May 1915
... The Friends of Mrs T. Hillas are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of her late husband, which will leave the residence, Mauriceville, on FRIDAY, 7th May, at 12.30 p.m., arriving at the Masterton Cemetery at 3 p.m. - G. HYDE, Funeral Director, Telephone 233, Private 324

17 May 1915
... At the monthly meeting of the Masterton Dairy Company, held on Saturday last, the secretary was instructed to send a letter of condolence to the family of the late Mr T. T. Hillas

13 July 1915
... At Messrs W. and G. Turnbull's sale of crutchings at Wellington, on Firday, the following sales were recorded:- ... & estate of the late T. T. Hillas (Mauriceville), crutchings 13?d

In February 1916
.. Thomas's deceased estate is valued for stamp duty in the Wellington District at ?9695 (the equivalent in February 2011 of $1,180,000)

6 August 1919
... The death occurred at Mauriceville yesterday of Decima, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr T. T. Hillas, after a lingering illness. The funeral will leave the residence at 1 p.m. on Thursday, arriving at the Masterton Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.

Thomas Thompson HILLAS died 4 May 1915 in Mauriceville
- he is buried PLOT 7 - ROW TTH - AREA PLAN VI at Archer street cemetery, Masterton
Anges HILLAS died 11 January 1934 in Palmerston North
- she is buried with Thomas in Masterton

Mauriceville Railway Station next to Thomas Hillas's land

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