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Triple Tradedy of a Man who Loved Two Women - Wellington 1928

the 3 people involved in the Triple Suicide ...
? Harold WILSON aged 30
- a Confectionery & Pastrycook, engaged to Flora, worked, & 'went out', with Ivy
- was buried Plot 7 X, SOLDIERS, at Karori on 18 Jan 1928

? Flora McMURTRIE aged 27
- daughter of Andrew McMURTRIE (1872-1962) & Matilda TRICKLEBANK (1874-1923) of Kimbolton, Manawatu
- engaged to Harold
- Flora was buried Plot 73 X, PUBLIC2 at Karori on 20 Jan 1928

? Ivy WALTON aged 17
- daughter of James Alfred WALTON (1884-1968) & ?? of Miramar, Wellington
- worked and 'went out' with Harold
- Ivy was buried Plot 206 X, PUBLIC2 at Karori on 17 Jan 1928

Behind the triple suicide of Harold Wilson and Ivy Walton at Lyall Bay and Flora McMurtire at 100A Tasman Street, (Mount Cook), Wellington, is a tragic story of two young girls betrayed by a faithless lover. Wilson's dual capacity for intrigue led to these two girls - one of them only seventeen - taking their own lives.
Flora McMurtire, or McLean, as she was known to her friends, sought death because of a broken heart and because the handsone young man to whom she was soon to be married had committed suicide with another girl

... NZ Truth, 26 January 1928 ...

Harold Wilson, with the guilt of his double life weighing heavily upon him, no doubt saw in death the only way out of his dilemma.
Ivy Walton, just sweet seventeen, out of the love she bore him and under his persuasion and dominance, faced death with the man who had declared her to be the only girl in his life.
Pretty Flora McMurtrie worked as a tailoress. Her quiet life away from her own people was shared by only one other - her girl friend (Jessie Gladys Pemberton 1897-1978, daughter of David Wassell PEMBERTON (1873-1925) & Jessie Mary SMITH (1873-1948) who married in Dunedin 1893.

Happy, care-free girls they were, with never a thought of the dark clouds of impending tragedy which overshadowed the life of one of them.
Together they lived in a three-roomed cottage, their pleasant companionship free from petty jealousies or disputes. And so they travelled along the road of life ...
Their day's work over, they returned to the haven of their own little home, busying themselves with preparations for tea, while discussing with pleasurable anticipatoin an excursion for the evening.
In sickness and in health they stood by each other - and many were the tests their friendships survived.

Not set among ideal surroundings, they nevertheless came to love every blade of grass around their home, the little lane and the tumbledown fences just as much as they did the interior of their cosy quarters.

Came a time, however, when the shy glances of one of them began to wander across the vacant section to meet the bold gaze of a young man who lived in the next house. (photo of which is at Matilda Tricklebank's link above). Tall and handsome, in the eyes of Flora McMurtrie, at least, he was good to look upon. As time wore on, it became a habit of hers to look for his appearance at the close of day. He too was attracted by the bright, well-built young girl who crossed his line of vision every evening.
Like all girls, the two friends discussed the tall, handsome, stranger across the way, but for Flora he held more than a passing interest.
Perhaps even at that early stage of her tragic acquaintance with the man, he stirred within her the inevitable and instinctive call of Love.
Ultimately they met - the man and the two girls, but it was to Flora alone that Harold Wilson devoted his attention. To her he paid court and finally asked her to accompaby him to the movies.

That was the beginning of their ill-fated acquaintance - an acquaintance that blossomed into love and finally resulted in a triple tragedy.
Flora and her girl friend still continued their companionship, but whereas all before had been bound up in their two selves, the former now thought more of her lover, Harold Wilson.
Her trips abroad with her friend became less frequent and - although they still had their own little confidences - Flora's evenings were almost invariably spent in the company of the man who was rapidly beginning to occupy her whole life.
Love is ever blind and she did not see - or seem to realize - that her girl friend, Jessie Pemberton, had now to spend her evenings alone.
Those evenings to which they had so looked forward in the past were given up to Wilson.

Across the vacant section he was in the habit of making his way to chat with Flora and Jessie.
But there always came the time when he would take the girl who had seemingly captivated him to some evening entertainment or for a quiet walk.
He wanted her to himself and as they walked along - as lovers do - they found complete happiness in each other's company.

FLORA McMURTRIE, the fiancee, who concealed her identity under the name of McLean, a bright and jolly girl, generally known to her friends as "Mac".
HAROLD WILSON, the man, whose fatal fascination resulted in the death of two young girls. To him Flora McMurtrie became engaged, only to commit suicide when his duplicity was revealed to her.
IVY WALTON, the seventeen-year-old girl, who, under the influence of Wilson, left her home and committed suicide with him at the house he rented at Lyall Bay, Wellington.
JESSIE GLADYS PEMBERTON, the girl pal of Flora McMurtrie, whose tears are now her only solace in the loneliness that lies ahead.

With the passage of months he had wooed and won her - she, with the full capacity of her trusting nature, believing that he had given her his heart. With unfailing punctuality, each Sunday evening he crossed over from his lodgings to have tea with the girl whom he had promised to make his wife, while in the evening's fading light they walked together and planned the future.
There was no flare of trumpets over their engagement; in fact, he did not even buy her a ring, but promised to do so a few short weeks ahead. There was a mutual understanding and this sufficed for Flora. Her mother being dead, she had no close relative in whom to confide her happy secret. Her father, whom she had not seen for four years, and who lived in another town, would not understand - what man ever does?

Wilson's parents were far away in the Old Country. Perhaps he wrote to them telling of the young girl who had entrusted her future safe-keeping to his hands...

Therefore, in their little home, Jessie was the only one to whom Flora told the great news. And during their comfidences, she imparted precious items of information concerning the future. For had not Flora and Harold planned! Planned of the many things they would do and of the home they would build, when in the near future they would journey through life together, sharing alike the trials and tribulations of holy matrimony.
Of these and other things, Flora had told Jessie, who found genuine pleasure in the happiness of her friend. But sometimes the evenings were lonely and she longed for companionship. She could only sit and think of her friend's future - that Flora would have her engagement ring early in the New year and then, before many weeks had passed, she would be a blushing bride.
To Jessie this meant the breaking up of their little home, where she had spent so much of their time together. Nor could she stay there by herself, with only the memories of the joys that the past had held.
Silently and sorrowfully communing over these things, Jessie decided to return to her mother's home and not wait until the day when Wilson would take Flora from her as his wife.
It was only a matter of a few short months and Flora would not miss her. For did she not have right next door to her the man who was soon to be her husband - to watch and care for her in a little home of their own?. They would get along quite well without her, thought Jessie, planning, as they often did, how they would save their money together and - in the fullness of time - return to the land of his fathers across the sea.

And so it came about, though the two girls still carried on their former relationship to the extent that they always returned to the little cottage for tea.
In the early evening they chatted together until Jessie left to catch her train for home.
That was early in November of last year. Flora was happy in her love and in the belief that soon she would be united in marriage to the man who had won her heart. She was not lonely, for on those evenings when her handsome lover was unable to devote his time to her, she occupied herself with thought of the future ...

But now the picture changes! Where was Harold Wilson on those evenings when he was not in the company of his fiancee?
Harold Wilson, the young baker's assistant whose duplicity has sent two innocent girls to their graves.
At the confectionery and pastrycook shop where Wilson worked, a number of young girls were also employed. Among their number was pretty Ivy Walton, petite and - at the time Wilson knew her - not yet 17. She was fascinated by his manly bearing and handsome features. He, faithless scoundrel that he proved to be, whispered words of love in her ear and secretly took her out, no doubt leading her to believe that she was the only girl in his life.
On those occasions when he was not with Flora, apparently he spent his time in the company of Ivy Walton, luring her with false promises.
They kept company for some months and on one occasion the girl took him to her father's home. However, James Alfred Walton, Ivy's father, took an instinctive dislike to Wilson and forbade his daughter to have anything to do with the man. He knew, nevertheless, that they both worked at the same shop and could not stop the girl from seeing Wilson. When he could not meet her, they corresponded in secret - this young girl whose father was making strenuous endeavors to protect her and the man whose dual capacity for love eventually led to a triple tragedy.

And Flora, during this period of months, in the innocence of her heart was placing all her trust and hope in the man who returned to her with sullied lips and soul - sullied because of the bitter lies he told her and the unworthiness that was his.

The weeks passed and Christmas drew near. The two girls who were such close friends, meeting every day after their work, carried on in the same way, having tea together, a quiet tete-a-tete, then parting - one to go home the other to walk with her lover.

During the holidays, Wilson took his fiancee about, telling her that in the New Year he would buy her the coveted ring.
At the beginning of this month he contemplated a trip to Auckland, so he told her, to collect some money which had been sent out to him from England. And she - in the blindness of her love - believed him.
That was on January 3, when Wilson told his landlady he was starting on the trip to Auckland. But over the last twelve days, since December 22, to be precise, he had rented a house at Lyall Bay, Wellington. Under the name of Rawlins, he approached the owner of the house in answer to an advertisement and told him he wanted to take the place for three weeks for an uncle and aunt from Palmerston North.
Wilson's plausible tongue was capable of meeting the situation and he lied with all the fluency of which he was capable.
Well provided with cash, he paid the three weeks' rent in advance and told the owner he would return the keys at the expiration of the allotted time.
Over the Christmas holiday period he had the tenancy of this house and on January 3 he went to live there ... while the girl who had given him her heart was waiting patiently for his return, under the impression that he had gone to Auckland.
What a cruel delusion ... but what a terrible awakening was shortly to follow for this trusting girl!
And Wilson all this time was at Lyall Bay. Flora, bright and happy, went about her little home, the happy hours lightly flying by on the wings of love.

And what of pretty 17 year old Ivy Walton? On the night of January 5, she failed to return to her home.
As the evening wore on her parents became perturbed and instituted a search. But in vain. Knowing that their young daughter had been keeping company with Wilson, Walton and his wife called at 104 Tasman Street, the house where they knew Wilson had been living. All the consolation they received was that the elisive lover who had been paying court to their daughter, had left a few days previously for Auckland. That, at all events, must have been some consolation to the distracted parents.
The next morning the father notified the police that his daughter was missing. Another girl called at the house and told him that Ivy had not been to work that day ...

A week dragged by and still no news of the missing girl.
Alfred Walton never again saw his daughter alive.

On the tenth day following her disappearance, the blow fell, Walton was notified that his daughter's body was lying at the morgue.

There had been no quarrel in the family circle - yet the girl who had left her home so bright and cheerful was now dead. Ivy Walton had made a last tragic tryst with Harold Wilson and he had taken her to the house at Lyall Bay. Whatever had been their relations, he had dominated her will to such an extent that she had suffered herself to take the final plunge and pass with him into the Great Beyond.

What was it that decided Wilson to take his own life in company with the girl whom he had lured from home?
Was it cowardice and fear of the ultimate exposure of his treachery that bit deep into his craven heart and induced him to take the fatal step?
Surely it would have been all-sufficient had he paid the price of his sins with his own life, without taking with him a young girl whose inexperienced feet were just on the threshold of Life. But there at Lyall Bay, Wilson went about his grim preparations without undue haste. Purchasing a length of tubber tubing, he cut through the gas-pipe leading to the gas-stove in the kitchen. To this he attached the length of tubing, running it through the passage to the bedroom. Locking all the doors and windows lying with his arm around the young girl whom he professed to love, he turned on the deadly gas and waited for the end.
Before he took this last step, however, Wilson wrote a note to the landlord to the effect that he would call and leave the keys at his office that evening (Thursday).

Ivy Walton wrote farewell letters to her mother and step-brother (Ralph Martindale 1901-1979 who married Ella Charlotte BASIRE on 26 Dec that year), intimating her intention of taking her life in company with Wilson. Whether she gave any reason for this tragic decision only her relatives known.

Wilson also wrote two letters, but to whom they were addressed has not been disclosed.

The landlord, seeking possession of the house, called to see the occupants, but the doors were locked and he went away. On the Saturday, however, he called again in company with a constable and peered through the bedroom window. Just one glance ... and then the door was burst open.

The whole house was reeking with gas fumes and stark tragedy lay revealed, for there on the bed were the bodies of Wilson and the girl - locked in each other's arms ...

An now the scene moves again to the little cottage in Tasman Street, where lived vivacious Flora McMurtrie, looking forward with eager anticipation to her lovers' return. But, alas! she was never again to see alive the man to whom she had given her heart. When the news reached her that her fiancee had committeed suicide by gas poisoning, in company with Ivy Walton, the stricken girl never recovered from the blow.

To Jessie, her dearest friend, she turned for solace. But her heart was broken. And on the Monday following the double tragedy at Lyall bay, Flora decided that she could not face her work-mates. She wished to be alone with her sorrow ... to forget, if that were possible. With Jessie, she returned to her home, the little cottage where so many happy hours had been spent in the company of the man who had so cruelly betrayed her trust. How bleak and desolate it all seemed then - bleak and empty like her heart ...

Jessie made her friend comfortable on the little sofa in the kitchen and there sat talking in a brave endeavor to help Flora forget the tragic past. She tried to persuade her to go to bed, but the other girl refused, saying she was quite comfortable where she was and would read for a while. And so the afternoon faded and dusk came. At nine o?lock Jessie rose to leave, telling her friend she would return on the morrow.
"If I had only known, I would never have left her," said this grief-stricken girl later, for it was after she left that the last act in this tragivc drama was enacted.

Flora, in her solitude, could not forget her unhappiness, for now she did not have the company of her friend to take her mind from those recent terrible happenings.
The hours wore on ... until at last she could no longer stand the torment of her thoughts. She too, would follow her unfaithful lover to the grave. How long it took her to reach this decision only the silent midnight hours could tell.
Sitting there alone, Flora penned a short farewell letter to her friend. She was broken-hearted, she said, and could stand the strain no longer. She also wrote to a man named Charles Gray, telling him of her intention. In her tiny kitchen was a gas-ring attached to a length of tubing, Detaching the ring, she brought the tube over to the sofa, resting it on a footstool a few feet from where her head would lie on the cushion. Almost simultaneously she must have turned on the gas at the tap and the light bracket ... and then lay down on the couch, pulling a blanket over her.

The poisonous fumes soon accomplished their deadly work and when the morning sun rose above the eastern sky yet another tragedy was revealed.

When Flora failed to maker her appearance at work on the Tuesay, her employer called at the house, but received no response. He then rang up Jessie on the telephone, telling her of his fears and asking her to come round. Jessie arrived without delay, but her voice of entreaty received no answering call from the girl within. Flora had passed beyond human aid.
Thoroughly alarmed, Jessie crossed over to the house in which Wilson had so lately resided and called the police.

A constable soon arrived and, being unable to force the door, he effected an entry to the cottage through the bedroom window. An overpowering odour of gas greeted him. In the kitchen he found the body of Flora, lying on the sofa, still covered by the rug ...

When the inquest concerning the death of Harold Wilson and Ivy Walton was being held, the police were even then investigating the tragic fate of the third victim.

At the first inquest, Coroner Riddell said there was no evidence to show why Wilson and the girl had decided to take their own lives, but from the letters their intention was clear.

Wilson, said the Coroner, was considerably older than the girl and possibly dominated her to a certain extent. He returned a verdict that the young lovers died of gas poisoning, self inflicted.
When, two days later, Coroner Riddell was investigating the death of Flora McMurtire, he characterised Wilson as a scoundrel, who not only committed suicide himself, had wrecked the lives of two young women.

The shock and depression from which she was suffering must have been responsible for the girl, in ths instance, taking her own life, and he entered a verdict accordingly.
Andrew McMurtrie, father of the dead girl, a farmer residing at Apiti, near Kimbolton, said his daughter was born on February 21, 1900. He had last seen her about four years ago, when she was living with a married daughter at Feilding.

Charles Gray, an elderly hairdresser, living off Tinakori Road, Wellington, told the Coroner that he had acquainted with Flora for eight years and the last time he saw her alive was some five months ago. He had received a ltter from her.

Why Flora McMurtrie, while living in Tasman Street, should have gone under the name of McLean, is not known, That is the name by which she was known to the neighbours and to her frined, Jessie, though at work she was generally called "Mac"

, 183 Sutherland road, Lyall Bay, Wellington
... taken from Papers Past NZ Truth 26 January 1928 Page 7 ...

TROLOVE marriages New Zealand 1886 - 1939

the known TROLOVE marriages n New Zealand 1887 - 1939:

Bryan Shuckburgh Trolove (1901-1983)
* son of John William TROLOVE & Geraldine Priscilla Eliza COLLYNS
* paternal grandson of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* maternal grandson of Arthur Shuckburg COLLYNS & Erica Elspeth MacKAY
* great grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Bryan married Bettie Wagstaff HISLOP (1903-1989) May 1931 St Paul's Cathedral
* daughter of Dr. (General Surgeon) Walter John Henry HISLOP (1872-1898) Ch.M., M.R.C.S, F.R.C.S., University of Edinburgh & Evelyn Emily Pryce WAGSTAFF
* granddaughter of Hon Thomas William Hislop (1850-1925), 16th Mayor of Wellington

Edwin Trolove (1832-1886)
* son of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Edwin married Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE (1841-1915) in 1862
Colonist, 9 September 1862 TROLOVE-McRAE - August 12, at Blairich, by the Rev. T. D. Nicholson, Mr. Edwin Trolove, Esq., of Woodbank, Clarence, to Sarah, youngest daughter of George McRae, Esq., of Blairich, Awatere
* daughter (& 1 of 11 children) of George McRAE (1801-1864) & Helen Eleanor SUTHERLAND (1803-1879)
the known children of EDWIN & SARAH:
* 1863 - 1949 John William Trolove
* 1865 - 1928 George McRae Trolove
* 1867 - 1939 Frank Richard Trolove (died month before Frederick)
* 1869 - 1939 Frederick Edwin Trolove (died month after Frank)
* 1871 - 1935 Helen Elizabeth Trolove
* 1874 - 1879 Thomas Shaw Trolove
* 1876 - 1877 Emma Sarah Trolove
* 1879 - 1942 Adelaide Mary Trolove
* 1881 - 1962 Isabella May Trolove
* 1884 - 1953 Frances Louise 'Fanny' Trolove
EDWIN died 22 June 1886 in Stoke aged 54
SARAH died 27 Oct 1915 in Nelson aged 74
- they are buried St Barnabas Churchyard, Stoke, Nelson

Francis Lionel Arthur Trolove (1882-1950)
* son of John Shaw TROLOVE (1829-1895) & Emma STAMP (1849-?)
* grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Francis married Florence Trolove BUCKERIDGE (1901-1971) in 1934
* daughter of Edward William BUCKERIDGE & Fredrika Fanny TROLOVE
* great granddaughter of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW

Frank Richard Trolove (1867-1939)
* son of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Frank married Margaret TREWAVAS (1877-1956) in 1905
* daughter (7th of 12 children) of Richard James TREWAVAS (1841-1911) & Isabella DUNCAN (1848-1936)
* granddaughter of Joseph Ford DUNCAN & Rachel DUNBAR (Scotland to Riwaka)
the known children of FRANK & MARGARET:
* 1905 - 1999 Ursula Sybil 'Ula' Trolove
* 1907 - 1996 Kathleen Hilda Torlove
* 1908 - 1987 Nora Trewavas Trolove
* 1908 - 1946 Richard McRae Trolove
FRANK died 21 September 1939 in Taranaki aged 72 & buried Opunake

Frederick Edwin Trolove (1869-1939)
* son of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE (1841-1915)
* paternal grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
* maternal grandson of George McRAE & Helen Eleanor SUTHERLAND
Frederick married Christina Mary GIBSON (1875-1945) in 1904
* daughter of Walter GIBSON & Sarah Fanny McRAE (1839-1901)
the known children of FREDERICK & CHRISTINA:
* 1905 - 1969 Frederick Jack Trolove
* 1906 - 1985 Walter Edwin Trolove
FREDERICK died 24 August 1939 in Hamilton, burial not found
- son Walter was living in Raglan. He was cremated at Hamilton Park

George McRae Trolove (1865-1927)
George was born 19 March 1865 in Awatere, Marlborough
* son of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
he was a farmer in Stoke, Nelson 1893 & Farm Manager in Kaikoura 1909
George married Frances 'Fanny' HAMILTON (1877-1907) in 1896
* daughter of Robert HAMILTON (1833-1882, Master Mariner, drowned at sea, Greymouth) & Annie Hope BLAKE (1842-1938) who first married her cousin, Henry William COLE (1841-1868, drowned at sea, Kaikoura)
GEORGE & FANNY had a daughter:
* 1900 - 1992 Grace Trolove
FANNY died aged 30 and is buried in Kaikoura
George next married Agnes Mary Laura 'Aggie' (nee WARD, formerly JEFFRIES 1875-1947) on 3 December 1917. Agnes was born in Christchurch on 10 April 1875, a daughter of Augustine Joseph Charles 'Austin' WARD (1844-1925) & Laura Catherine Mary GOULTER (1854-1939) & a granddaughter of Cyrus GOULTER & Anne Frances Mary REDWOOD
Aggie first married Thomas JEFFRIES in Blenheim 13 April 1898
Thomas was the 4th of 11 children of Thomas JEFFRIES & Bridget WALSH (1849-1934 from Cong, County Mayo, Ireland
Marlborough Express, 29 February 1868 on the 2nd instant, at Mr A. Dobson's residence, by the Rev A. Russell, Mr Thomas Jeffries to Miss Bridget Walsh, both of Blenheim
The known children of AGNES & THOMAS:
* 1899 - 1987 Mervyn Francis Jeffries (born 20 Jan 1899)
* 1900 - 1982 Gwendolyn Grace Mary Jeffries (born 27 Feb 1900)
* 1901 - 1983 Thelma Marie Jeffries (born 27 Aug 1901)
* 1902 - Gladys Mary Jeffries (born 22 Nov 1902)
* 1904 - Forrest Jeffries (born 19 April 1904)
* 1905 - Marjorie Jeffries (born 7 June 1905, twin)
* 1905 - 2000 Dorothy Lynne Jeffries (born 7 June 1905, twin)
* 1907 - 1985 Ulric James Jeffries (born 14 March 1907)
* 1909 - 1979 Morna Cecil Mary Jeffries (born 12 Jan 1909)
THOMAS JEFFRIES died from pneumonia at 'Fairhall', Omaka 12 Feb 1909 aged 36 & buried Omaka
GEORGE TROLOVE died 30 Dec 1927 aged 62 & is buried Plot 281, Block 5 at Omaka
... Aggie next married William 'Bill' STACEY
AGNES STACEY died 5 Dec 1947 aged 72 & is buried Plot 279, Block 5 at Omaka

John William Trolove (1863-1949)
* son of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
JOHN married Geraldine Priscilla Eliza COLLYNS (1873-1957) in 1896
* daughter (& 1 of 10 children) of Arthur Shuckburg COLLYNS (1832-1911, formerly Collins) & his 2nd wife, Erica Elspeth MacKAY (1843-1897). Arthur had first married Catherine Anne ISAACSON (1834-1864) in 1855 in Nelson & they had 3 daughters. Arthur was a Member of Parliament from Nelson
NOTE a daughter of Arthur & Erica, Hilda Reay Collyns (1876-1955), married George Sutherland McRae & had 7 children. He was a son of Nehemiah McRae & Janet Marshall and a grandson of George McRAE & Helen Eleanor SUTHERLAND
* granddaughter of William Wrangham COLLINS & Henrietta SHUCKBURGH
the known children of JOHN & GERALDINE:
* 1897 - 1984 Erica Geraldine Trolove
* 1899 - 1982 Gertrude Shaw Trolove
* 1901 - 1983 Bryan Shuckburgh Trolove
* 1909 - 2002 Gwendolyn Reay Trolove
JOHN & GERALDINE are buried in Kaikoura

Noel Frederick Trolove (1888-1939)
* son of Peter TROLOVE & Amy Mary Anne GOULTER
* paternal grandson of Frederick William TROLOVE & Mary Georgiana SIMMONS
* maternal grandson of Cyrus GOULTER & Anne Frances Mary REDWOOD
Noel married Laura Zelma MAGNUS (1892-1970) in 1913
* daughter of John MAGNUS (1856-1939) & Louisa BUTLER (1874-1907)
the known children of NOEL & LAURA:
* 1915 - 1940 Peter Noel Trolove, Pilot Officer 36183, was killed in WWII aged 25
NOTE Peter Noel Trolove married Margaret Elizabeth BASSETT (1913-) at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Princes Street, Edinburgh on 20 Sep 1939 (9 months prior to his death). Margaret was a daughter of William BASSETT & Margaret Agnes DAVIDSON of Christchurch
* 1918 - 1988 John Nigel Trolove
* 1920 - 1944 Derek Roy Trolove, Pilot Officer NZ2190, was Killed in an aircraft accident in New Zealand aged 44 during WWII
* 1922 - Graham Bernard Trolove
* 1925 - 1945 William Alan Trolove, Sergeant NZ4211654, was killed on air operations in WWII at Talili Bay, Rabaul, New Britain
* 1926 - Jocelyn Laura Trolove
NOEL died 10 July 1939 aged 51
Evening Post, 11 July 1939 Mr N. F. Trolove, Wainui Road, Christchurch, who suffered a compound fracture of the right arm when a car in which he was travelling collided with another car near Motukarara on Saturday, died in Christchurch Hospital at 10.35 tonight

Peter Trolove (1864-1937)
* son of Frederick William TROLOVE (1831-1880) & Mary Georgiana SIMMONS
* grandson of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Peter married Amy Mary Anne GOULTER (1864-1925) in 1887
* daughter of Cyrus GOULTER & Anne Frances Mary REDWOODGudgeo
* granddaughter of Henry REDWOOD & Maria GILBERT
* her nephew, Harold Oakley Goulter, married Geraldine Mary Gudgeon, sister of John Edmund Gudgeon who married their daughter Mildred Trolove in 1920
the known children of PETER & AMY:
* 1888 - 1939 Noel Frederick Trolove
* 1889 - 1929 Constance Gladys Mary Trolove
* 1894 - 1986 Dorothy Jean Trolove
* 1897 - 1963 Mildred Trolove
* 1902 - Cecil Trolove
Peter next married Mildred Ethel HODGSON (1880-1969 nee PEELE) in 1930
* a daughter of James PEELE (1847-1905) & Ruth HUNT (1846-1946). Her father James Peele was an Oil Painter/Artist. He was born in Geelong, Australia. He moved to NZ in 1865 and was a Bank Clerk, later manager, in Rangiora and Amberley. He retired in 1889 because of deafness and took up painting (then aged 41). He returned to Melbourne to study and teach. One of his paintings, 'A late brown colonial view of Perth, sold for $38,500 at Gregson Flanagan's art sale in Perth in May 1999. He lost a lot of his eye sight and some use of his limbs & died in New Brighton, Christchurch of a stroke 26 Oct 1905 aged 59
Click Here to view some of the 230 stunning scenic paintings of New Zealand
Mildred had first married James Charles Hodgson (1855-1926) in 1916

Adelaide Mary Trolove (1879-1942)
* daughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* granddaughter of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Adelaide married William Kingdon TOMLINSON (1864-1937) in 1902
their known children:
* 1903 - 1989 Phyllis Tomlinson
* 1909 - 1971 Edgar Kingdon Tomlinson

Constance Gladys Mary Trolove (1889-1929)
* daughter of Peter TROLOVE & Amy Mary Anne GOULTER
* granddaughter of Cyrus GOULTER & Anne Frances Mary REDWOOD
Constance married Walter Charles de THIER (1885-1973) in 1914
* son of Theodore Charles (1858-1929, arrived as 3 year old on the Sebastopol) & Isabella (1863-1939) de THIER
Press, 18 July 1916 On July 10th, to Mr and Mrs W. de Thier, of Richmond Hill, Sumner, a son
Walter wrote Sumner to Ferrymead
Evening Post, 18 February 1929 The death is reported in the Christchurch 'Press' of Mrs Constance Gladys Mary de Thier, wife of Mr Walter de Thier. The late Mrs de Thier, who was only forty years of age, was a daughter of Mr Peter Trolove and the late Mrs Trolove, and a grandniece of his Grace Archbishop Francis William Redwood. Before her marriage she was a particularly promising golfer, and was a popular member of the Christchurch Ladies' Golf Club. Her charm of manner, her unselfishness and dauntless courage won for her the deep affection of many friends. For many years she had not enjoyed good health, and she bore her last long, tedious illness with wonderful patience and fortitude. She leaves a young family
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 27 September 1938 The first annual ladies Golf Championship was played at Diamond harbour on Sunday when Miss Z. Hudson (Charteris Bay) with a score of 195, won the Constance de Thier Memorial Cup given by Mr W. de Thier in memory of his wife

Erica Geraldine Trolove (1897-1984)
* daughter of John William TROLOVE & Geraldine Priscilla Eliza COLLYNS
* granddaughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* great graddaughter of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Erica married George 'Harold' PARSONS (1883-1966) in 1918
* son of Freeborn PARSONS & Emily Antoinnetta PHABAYNE and a brother of Antoinnetta Edith Parsons who (first) married Hubert Shuckburgh COLLYNS, Geraldine's brother (Erica's uncle)
see also Freeborn Parsons (1855-1937)

Frances Louise 'Fanny' Trolove (1884-1953)
* daughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* granddaughter of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Fanny married George HOBSON (1882-1975) in 1920

Fredrika Fanny Trolove (1868-1956)
* daughter of Frederick William TROLOVE (1831-1880) & Mary Georgiana SIMMONS
Fredrika married Cyrus GOULTER (1825-1891) in 1888
Cyrus was born in Wootton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, England. He was a J.P. and an Officer of the Provincial & County Government of NZ. He & his first wife, Anne Frances Mary (nee REDWOOD) had 7 known children in Marlborough. Anne died at Hawkesbury 31 July 1886 aged 57
Marlborough Express, 26 May 1888 TROLOVE-GOULTER - At Wellbury, near Marton, on the 22nd inst., Fredrika Fanny, youngest daughter of the late Frederick William Trolove, of Woodbank, to Cyrus Goulter, of Hawkesbury
the known children of FREDRIKA & CYPRUS:
* 1890 - Gwendolyn Elinor Georgina Trolove Goulter. Gwendolyn was therefore a stepsister of Laura Catherine Mary Goulter (1854-1939), whose daughter Agnes Mary Laura Ward married George McRae Trolove (see above)
Marlborough Express, 17 February 1891 GOULTER - February 17th, 1891, at Hawkesbury, Cyrus Goulter, aged 66 years. Mr Cyrus Goulter, an old resident, arrived in Nelson in 1841. During the day of Provincialism he devoted his attention mainly to breeding high class merinos
Fredricka next married Edward William BUCKERIDGE in 1897
the known children of FREDRIKA & EDWARD:
* 1898 - 1984 Clarence Raramai Buckeridge
* 1901 - 1971 Florence Trolove Buckeridge
* 1906 - 1927 Mavis Enid Buckeridge

Grace Trolove (1900-1992)
* daughter of George McRae TROLOVE & Fanny HAMILTON (1877-1907)
* granddaughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
Grace married Dick Winton LETHBRIDGE (1902-1966) in 1927
* son of George Yates LETHBRIDGE (1870-1929) & Hylda MONTGOMERIE (1877-1944)
* grandson of George Yates LETHBRIDGE & Frances 'Fanny' PERRY

Gwendoline Reay Trolove (1909-2002)
* daughter of John William TROLOVE & Geraldine Priscilla Eliza COLLYNS
* granddaughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* great graddaughter of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Gwendoline married Michael Lee DILLON (1913-1968) in 1939
* son of Francis Noel DILLON (1879-1938) & Mildred Edith FELL (1879-1962)
* maternal grandson of Alfred George FELL (1849-1917) & Alice BUDGE
* paternal grandson of Philip Gerald DILLON (1858-1890) & Constance Charlotte MONRO

Isabella May Trolove (1881-1962)
* daughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
* granddaughter of John TROLOVE & Mary SHAW
Isabella married Herbert Cochar HENDERSON (1879-1929) in 1908
* son of William HENDERSON & Jane Vallance MORTON (1851-1924)
* maternal grandson of John MORTON (1822-1882, born Scotland, died Spring Bank, Ryal Bush, Southland) & Jane Vallance MORTON (1832-1865, born Scotland, died 31 Dec 1865 at 'Oatlands' Wallacetown, from complications of giving birth to her 11th child (born 29 Dec) baby died aged 3 hours)
the known children of ISABELLA & EDWIN:
* 1909 - 2000 Joan Morton Henderson
* 1911 - 1981 William Ronald Henderson
HERBERT died 26 Nov 1929 aged 49 & buried Plot 220, Block Old at Motueka with son William Ronald Henderson
ISABELLA died 5 October 1962 aged 81

Mary Georgina Trolove
* daughter of Frederick William TROLOVE (1831-1880) & Mary Georgiana SIMMONS
Mary married John Philip SHEPHERD in 1886
Nelson Evening Mail, 4 November 1886 SHEPHERD-TROLOVE - On November 3rd, at St Barnabas Church, Stoke, by his Lordship the Bishop, John Philip, only son of John Shepherd, Esq., of Ferriby, Yorkshire, to Mary Georgina, eldest daughter of the late F. W. Trolove Esq., of Woodbank, Marlborough
the known children of MARY & JOHN:
* 1888 - John Cecil Philip Shepherd
* 1890 - Charles Ernest Alan Shepherd
In 1915 when John Cecil Philip Shepherd left for war his mother was listed as being next of kin at 30 Falmouth Street, Cottingham Road, Hull, England

Mildred Trolove (1897-1963)
* daughter of Peter TROLOVE & Amy Mary Anne GOULTER
* paternal granddaughter of Frederick William TROLOVE & Mary Georgiana SIMMONS
* maternal granddaughter of Cyrus GOULTER & Anne Frances Mary REDWOOD
Mildred married John Edmund GUDGEON (1891-1968) in 1920
* son of John 'Basil' GUDGEON (1854-1895, born Hawkes Bay) & Augusta Matilda Avice Monica COOKE (1858-1928, born Arcott, India, died Christchurch)
* grandson of Thomas Wayth GUDGEON (1816-1890) & Mary JOHNSTONE (1819-1886, born in Naples, Italy on her fathers ship & died NZ)
a son of MILDRED & JOHN:
* 1921 - 1944 John Bernard Gudgeon, Pilot Officer 428786, was killed in WWII on Air Operations
MILDRED died in Christchurch 15 July 1963 aged 66
- she is buried Plot 78, Block 7 at Ruru Lawn
JOHN died in Christchurch 13 November 1968 aged 77
- he is buried Plot 218, Block 1D at Ruru lawn

Nora Trewavas Trolove (1908-1987)
* daughter of Frank Richard TROLOVE & Margaret TREWAVAS
* granddaughter of Edwin TROLOVE & Sarah Jane Amanda McRAE
Nora married Lester Howard SCHWASS (1911-1971) in 1931
* son of Daniel Friedrich SCHWASS (1880-1961) & Emily Bertha Sophia SIGGLEKOW (1881-1964)
* grandson of Johann Joachim Heinrich SCHWASS & Dorothea Sophia Maria SCHRODER

1898, oil on canvas by James Peele (from link at Peter Trolove (1865-1937), his son-in-law above)
This is James's only known painting of Perth.
A view of the Swan River near the Narrows, showing people fishing, with Mount Eliza to the right and Mill Point to the left.
His highest priced painting to date purchased 2010 for The Wordsworth Collection

TROTTERs on PECK of Taita

the TROTTERs on the tree as at 13th October 2010

1. Trotter, Arthur Joe (1896 - 1918)

2. Trotter, Fanny Alice (b.1849)

3. Trotter, Isobella Jane (1869 - 1919)

4. Trotter, Peter (1826 - 1899)

5. Trotter, Phyllis Evelyn (b.1924)

6. Trotter, William Robert (1861 - 1902)

TROW marriages New Zealand 1875 - 1931

the known TROW marriages 1875 - 1931
- married May HUGHES in 1924

- married Eliza TOWN in 1875
- their known children:
1876 - Emma Ann Trow
1878 - Laura Judith Trow
1880 - Charles Alfred Trow
1882 - Evangeline Trow
1883 - Florence Trow
1888 - Mary Beatrice Trow
1893 - Aurora Theodosia Trow

* ALLAN Trow
- married Lilian Iris BUCKMAN in 1929

- married Beatrice Eliza BELLINGHAM in 1909
- their known children:
1910 - Lily Eliza Trow
1911 - George Arthur Trow

- married Molena Catherine Elizabeth YOUNG in 1902
- their known children:
1902 - Walter Weavers Trow
1903 - William Albert Henry Trow
1905 - Florence Annie Alfreda Trow
1906 - Margaret Eucella Molena Trow
1907 - Charlotte Sylvia Evangeline Trow
1911 - Charles Cyril Vivian Trow

- married Stanley Neil Seddon POLLARD in 1925

* DAVID Trow
- married Eliza Jane WEST in 1884
- their known children:
1886 - David Davis Trow
1889 - Reuben Robert Trow
1891 - Eliza Miriam Trow
1895 - John Thomas Trow
1899 - Morris Pascal Trow
1900 - James Claude Trow
1903 - Charles West Trow
1909 - Percy Brynhelig Trow

* DAVID Trow
- married Sophia PULLEN in 1908
- their known children:
1909 - Winifred May Trow

- married Johann Joseph Henrich GATTSCHE in 1925

- married Noel Alexander THOMS in 1931

- married Alfred William SILVESTER in 1900
- their known children:
1901 - daisy Theodosia Silvester
1902 - harold Hebry Alvington Silvester
1905 - Cecil Lancelot Silvester
1908 - Alfred Mullarkey Silvester

- married Horace SWAN in 1903
- their known children:
1905 - Florence Ivy Pearl Swan

- married John Augustine JOHNSON in 1924

- married Donald Martin McFADGEN in 1903
- their known children:
1905 - George Percy Victor McFadgen
1906 - Alan Reginald McFadgen
1910 - Mavis Hinemoa Tui McFadgen

- married Jack Harold SHAW in 1927

- married Albert Edward ELIASSEN-STENSNESS in 1928

- married James Henry FINNERTY in 1912

- married Edwin CAPLE in 1892
- their known children:
1902 - Ernest Richard Caple

- married Harold Augustus PYKE in 1918

- married Thomas Cornes COOPER in 1916

- married Elizabeth Ann PULLEN in 1912
ELIZABETH ANN died 18 Jan 1974 aged 86
REUBEN died 16 June 1988 aged 98 in Palmerston North
- they are buried Plots 038 & 040, Block 002 at Kelvin Grove

* SUSAN Trow
- married John GOODWIN in 1913

- married Ethel DUDLEY in 1922

- married Reginald JACOBS in 1928

TRUE marriages New Zealand 1874 - 1931

known TRUE marriages in New Zealand 1874 - 1931:


Bernard Alexandria True
- married Lavinia Scott in 1922

Edward Walter Wallace True
- married Minnie Haywood in 1903

Herbert Herman Tyrell True
- married Eileen Olive Mitchinson in 1920

Prudence May Cornwall Hodges Herbert Herman Tyrell True
- married Prudence May Cornwall Hodges in 1929

James Edward True
- married Clara Eltham in 1878

Leonard Francis True
- married Phoebe Annie Higgins in 1913

Norman Douglas True
- married Lena Esther Louisa Wahle in 1913

Otto Edward True
- married Priscilla Charlotte Shergold in 1874

Reginald Rudloph Morden True
- married Flora Bertha Holland in 1920


Dorkis Priscilla Beatrice Ivy Constance Kate Dorothy True
- married John Frederick Bradey in 1910

Eileen Olive True
- married George Frederick Barton Day in 1931

Ethel Gertrude Olive True
- married Alfred James Maurice Hodgetts in 1905

Olive Bertha True
- married William Cashmore Arnold in 1912

Priscilla Charlotte Elizabeth True
- married Frederick Augustus Edwards in 1905

TUCKEY marriages NZ 1865 - 1930

the known TUCKEY marriages between 1875 - 1930:

* Aileen Tuckey
- married Edward Henry CARR in 1923

* Albert Edwin Tuckey
- married in Ellen SPARKES 1908

* Annie Georgina Tuckey
- married Jacob Frederick KNAPP in 1928

* Arthur Tuckey
- married Beatrice Blanche BERKINSHAW in 1890

* Arthur Tuckey
- married Mary Jane STEVENS in 1903

* Betty Tuckey
- married Frank SWEENEY in 1897

* Catherine Ann Tuckey
- married Herbert Edward BEACHEN in 1898

* Doris May Tuckey
- married Gordon Reid ANDERSON in 1927
son of John William ANDERSON & Mary Elizabeth DOBSON

* Edith Frances Mary Tuckey
- married Andrew Gordon Liddle HEADS in 1923

* Elizabeth Rhodes Tuckey
- married Henry Samuel HADFIELD in 1895

* Ellen Tuckey
- married Robert PETHERBRIDGE in 1922

* Esther Ann Tuckey
- married James McAULEY in 1897

* Florence Tuckey
- married William Edmund AHERN in 1904

* George Jeffery Tuckey
- married Ethel Jane FRASER in 1916

* James Bryant Tuckey
- married Edith Eileen COLEMAN in 1922

* James Buchanan Tuckey
- married Emily BYRON in 1916

* James Perreu Tuckey
- married Elizabeth ROBERTS in 1895

* Jane Tuckey
- married Charles ANDERSON in 1903

* John Tuckey
- married Mary Ann KENNEDY in 1879

* John William Henry Tuckey
- married Ellen CAMPBELL in 1908

* Luke Tuckey
- married Agnes LAWSON in 1881

* Maggie Lawson Tuckey
- married Aubrey Campbell McINTYRE in 1904

* Margaret Lucy Tuckey
- married Richard ROTHWELL in 1881

* Marjory Isabel Tuckey
- married Millas Anderson CARADUS in 1917

* Mary Tuckey
- 2nd daughter of John TUCKEY, brewer, Lawrence
- married William Henry COX (of Cox Bros, drapers, Wetherstones and Waipori) on 23 June 1869 at the residence of the bride's father
- their known children were:
1870-1928 Joseph Thomas Cox
- married Beatrice Maude SMITH (1870-1935) in 1895
1876-1930 Harry Outram Cox
- married Augusta ULMRICK in 1905
1878 Albert Henry Cox
1880-1962 Louisa Ann Cox
- married Charles William POWELL in 1904
- in 1895 William (then a Hotel Keeper in Kyeburn) declared Bankruptcy
- the principal creditors were:
his father-in-law John Tuckey trustees, £76 ($12,969 in 2010)
Mary Cox (probably his wife), £30 ($5,119)
Joseph Cox (his 25 year old son), £28 ($4,778)
- he had previously lived in Outram where he had the Terminus Hotel which he sold to bis brother

* Mary Ann Tuckey
- married Charles Gundry TYKE in 1897

* Mary Hobhouse Tuckey
- married William Charles CHATFIELD in 1897

* Mary Isabella Tuckey
- married Frederick PRITCHARD in 1904

* Olive Tuckey
- married Tom Erroll Llewelyn SHUTE in 1921

* Rebecca Tuckey
- married Charles RUGG in 1891

* Richard Septimus Tuckey
- married Eileen Muriel LAKE in 1915

* Robert Tuckey
- married Isabella MILLER in 1875

* Robert Tuckey
- married Mary WILEY in 1920

* Robert Henry Tuckey
- married May PROCTOR in 1903

* Sarah Tuckey
- married George MORRIS in 1885

* Sarah Ann Tuckey
- married ?? in 1865

* Stella Tuckey
- married Gustaf POLSON in 1903

* Vera Blanche Tuckey
- married Walter Lewis WILEY in 1919

* Wilfred French Tuckey
- married Irene Violet RHODES in 1914

* William Banks Tuckey
- married Maud Jane THOMAS in 1930

TUCKEY servicemen of New Zealand

the known TUCKEY who served with NZ

ARTHUR Tuckey (1896-1916)
son of Arthur Tuckey & Beatrice Blanche Berkinshaw, of Ohingaiti, Manawatu
brother of James Bryant Tuckey below
occupation Farm hand
served as Corporal 26/34 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade
died 19 July 1916, killed in action at Somme
buried Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial, Armentieres, Nord, France

HENRY PHELPS Tuckey (1873-1961)
born at Tinakori Road, Wellington 26 Oct 1873
son of Henry Edward Tuckey & Frances Isabella Bryant
brother of Richard Septimus Tuckey below
married Ethel Hendewerk Grierson (1883-1975)
served as 6111 in the Boer War
died 15 Sep 1961 in Kimberley, South Africa aged 88

JAMES BRYANT Tuckey (1893-1977)
son of Arthur Tuckey & Beatrice Blanche Berkinshaw, of Ohingaiti, Manawatu
brother of Arthur Tuckey above
married Edith Eileen Coleman in 1922
served as Private 10/1092
died aged 84

JAMES BUCHANAN Tuckey (1887-1967)
son of Luke Tuckey of Australia & Agnes Stein Lawson of Ireland
married Emily Byron in 1916
occupation hairdresser
served as Private 35332
next of kin Father Luke Tuckey c/o Otago Times Office, Dunedin
died aged 80

JOHN WILLIAM HENRY Tuckey (1882-1921)
born in Lawrence, spent most of his life in Auckland
son of ?
married Ellen Campbell in 1908
occupation Draper
served as Private 24493
next of kin Ellen Tuckey his wife of 70 Haslett St., Eden Terrace, Auckland
died 21 Jan 1921 aged 39 in Tauranga due to ill health resulting from 4 years at war. Proprietor of the Masonic Hotel which he had only taken over 6 months prior

LEONARD CHARLES Tuckey (1897-)
born Westport
son of James Perren Tuckey & Elizabeth Roberts
occupation, Engine Cleaner
served as Private 75071 38th Reinforcements, C Company, NZEF
died ?

RICHARD SEPTIMUS Tuckey (1879-1918)
born 2 April 1879 in Tinakori road, Wellington
son of Henry Edward Tuckey & Frances Isabella Bryant
brother of Henry Phelps Tuckey above
married Eileen Muriel Lake (1891-1918)
Cape Mounted Police 10 years
District Officer in Taihape in 1914
Regimental Sergeant-Major, Otago Regiment 1917
served as Sergeant Major 62750 29th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company NZEF
died of his shoulder and abdomen wounds 10 June 1918 in France aged 39
buried III. B. 19., Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France

ROBERT Tuckey (1879-1970)
son of Robert Tuckey & Isabella Miller
married Mary Wiley in 1920
occupation Butcher
served as Private 49944 6th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company NZEF
next of kin Isabella Tuckey, his mother, of 49 Park Terrace, Kensington, Dunedin
died aged 90

Eileen Muriel Tuckey
the grave at Paraparaumu Beach of Eileen Tuckey (nee Lake) wife of Sergeant Richard Septimus Tuckey, who died during the Flu Pandemic aged 28, 5 months after he died of his wounds in France

TUDHOPE marriages New Zealand 1878 - 1928

the known TUDHOPE marriages New Zealand 1878 - 1929


Archibald Tudhope
- married Muriel Frodsham Hesketh in 1912

James MCurdy Tudhope
- married Alice Lilian Christina Evans in 1921

John James Tudhope
- married Ethel Needham in 1920

Thomas Tudhope
- married Ellen McCurdy in 1878

Thomas Tudhope
- married Marion Sarah Gordon in 1909

William Tudhope
- married Bertha Sybil Hamilton in 1916

William Tudhope
- married Annie Elizabeth Campbell in 1928


Elizabeth Thomson MacKenzie Tudhope
- married William Kemp Fowler in 1921