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WAUCHOP New Zealand 1876 - 1927

known WAUCHOP marriages in New Zealand 1876 - 1927:


Thomas Wauchop
- married Rachel STEWART in 1876
the known children of Thomas & Rachel were:
1877 - Elizabeth Lilian Wauchop
1878 - 1945 Thomas Stewart Wauchop
1880 - 1960 John Stewart Wauchop
1881 - Rachel Mabel Wauchop
1883 - 1968 Henry Hamilton Wauchop
1884 - Maurice Graham Wauchop
1885 - Vera Eileen Wauchop
1887 - unknown Wauchop

William Simon Wauchop (1889-1971)
- born in Christchurch
- trained at the Canterbury University College School of Art studying landscape under Alred W. WALSH graduating in 1910. He taught in Christchurch before becoming a librarian, and then chief librarian, at the General Assembly Library. He also studied dance. After studying dance in Sydney, he founded the Wauchop School of Dancing. He was a prominent member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and was president from 1953-1962. His work was represented in New Zealand's Centennial Exhibition in Wellington in 1940.

He painted in watercolour and oil and his subjects were still life and landscapes, especially mountains, lakes and native forests.

He is represented at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, Hocken Library, Dunedin, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, Rotorua Museum of Art and History, Rotorua, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
- he is represented in the National Art Gallery, Wellington.
- he married Annie Elizabeth KIRKLEY (1884-1956) in 1927
- one of his paintings
- list of his paintings (70)
- Auction Houses which have sold his work:
Auction House - Value Sold - Number Sold
Dunbar Sloane, Wellington - $6,857 - 34
International Art Centre, Auckalnd - $2,269 - 7
Webb's, Epsom Auckland - $1,522 - 5
Cordy's, Remuera AUckland - $128 - 1


Elizabeth Lilian Wauchop
- married Carolus Gustavus Adolphus SOMMERS in 1920

Rachel Mabel Wauchop
- married Edward STOCKWELL in 1910

some known WAUCHOP DEATHS 1873 - 2006

1962 Wauchop, Agnes aged 76

1956 Wauchop, Annie Elizabeth aged 72

1996 Wauchop, Edna Emily aged 80

1949 Wauchop, Frederica Henrietta aged 65

1990 Wauchop, Fredrick Henry aged 75

1968 Wauchop, Henry Hamilton aged 85

2006 Wauchop, Henry Hamilton aged 87

1873/74 Wauchop, Isabella age unknown

1960 Wauchop, John Stewart aged 80

1962 Wauchop, Margaret Swanston aged 73

1975 Wauchop, Muriel Gladys aged 69

1996 Wauchop, Rachel aged 85

1889 Wauchop, Thomas aged 46

1945 Wauchop, Thomas Stewart aged 67

1982 Wauchop, William Hugh aged 87

1971 Wauchop, William Simon aged 81

WEDDERSPOON at Dunedin Cemeteries

the WEDDERSPOON at Dunedin as at July 2011:


WEDDERSPOON ALICE MARGARET 88 Years Burial 19 Dec 1992

WEDDERSPOON ANDREW 83 Years Burial 20 May 1918

WEDDERSPOON ANDREW 70 Years Burial 5 Nov 1943

WEDDERSPOON ANDREW SCOTT 42 Years Burial 28 Jan 1907

WEDDERSPOON ANN 74 Years Burial 1 Aug 1945

WEDDERSPOON ANNIE 78 Years Burial 20 Oct 1938

WEDDERSPOON ANNIE LOUDON 46 Years Cremation 14 Jul 1945

WEDDERSPOON CATHERINE 74 Years Burial 22 Sep 1907

WEDDERSPOON CATHERINE 75 Years Burial 2 Aug 1921


WEDDERSPOON CHRISTINA 78 Years Burial 7 Dec 1945


WEDDERSPOON ELIZABETH 70 Years Burial 7 May 1932




WEDDERSPOON JAMES 79 Years Burial 10 Jun 1912

WEDDERSPOON JAMES CAIRNS 75 Years Cremation 20 Feb 1942

WEDDERSPOON JAMES RENTON 66 Years Burial 31 Aug 1964

WEDDERSPOON JAMES WILSON 6 Years Burial 29 Apr 1903

WEDDERSPOON JOHN 74 Years Burial 20 Apr 1907

WEDDERSPOON JOHN RENTON 80 Years Burial 2 Jan 1977

WEDDERSPOON JOHN RONALD 72 Years Cremation 28 Sep 1976

WEDDERSPOON JOHN WENTWITH 65 Years Burial 15 Feb 1964

WEDDERSPOON MARGARET 54 Years Burial 27 Aug 1887


WEDDERSPOON MARGARET EDNA 88 Years Burial 17 Dec 2003


WEDDERSPOON MARY AGNES 'Nessie' 97 Years Ashes Burial 25 Apr 2003


WEDDERSPOON PAUL JAMES 31 Years Burial 6 Apr 1976

WEDDERSPOON PETER 19 Years Burial 5 Sep 1879

WEDDERSPOON ROBERT Not recorded Burial 16 Sep 1955


WEDDERSPOON WILLIAM 84 Years Burial 5 Oct 1925

WEDDERSPOON WILLIAM 84 Years Burial 7 Sep 1942

WEDDERSPOON WILLIAM NEILSON 75 Years Cremation 19 Apr 1971

WEDDERSPOON WILLIAMINA JANET 85 Years Cremation 7 Sep 1982

WEDDERSPOON marriages New Zealand 1886 - 1927

some of the WEDDERSPOON marriages New Zealand 1886 - 1927:

Albert James Wilden
- married Dorothea Ruby HENRY in 1915

Albert James Wilden
- married Kathleen Isabel BROWN in 1927

Bessie Mary Wilden
- married David Bruce ANDREW in 1925

Edith Alice Wilden
- married William Crawford JOHNSTON in 1923

James Wilden
- married Rosena DAVIS in 1896

James Henry Wilden
- married Amy Elizabeth CHARTERS in 1922

Olive Irene Wilden
- married David LESLIE in 1923

Thomas Andrew Wilden
- married Eliza Mary FISHER in 1890

William Albert Wilden
- married Jemima Helen COURTS in 1886

William Arthur Wilden
- married Jessie Leaden FARQUHAR in 1922

wedding of Clara Theresa ELLERAY & Cyril Garrett SCANLAN - 1938 Wellington

taken form PAPERS PAST

the EVENING POST - 17 September 1938

anything in italics are my additions


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Thorndon, was filled with relatives and friends recently for the wedding of Clara Theresa (1912-1987), eldest daughter of Mr James ELLERAY (1878-1952) and the late Mrs Elleray, and Cyril Garrett (1909-1990), younger son of Mrs M. (Mrs Michael -Catherine 'Kate' nee O'Sullivan ) SCANLAN and the late Mr Scanlan (Michael 1866-1920), of Wellington.

The Rev. Father D. NOLAN, cousin of the bridgroom, officiated and celebrated the Nuptial Mass.

The bride wore a beautiful gown of white slipper satin cut on classical lines and trimmed with muinute sprays of lilies. Her tulle veil fell in graceful folds from a coronet of pearls and orange blossom to form a graceful train, and her bridal bouguet was of arum lilies.

Miss Margaret Elleray, sister of the bride, wore a charming picture frock of embroidered Swiss organdie (sic) over primrose and a pretty floral headband to match her posy of spring flowers.

The bridegroom was attended by Mr Edmund MADDEN (Edmund David Madden 1917-2005), and the bride was escorted into the church by her brother, Bryan (Bryan James 1914-1983)

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WEDDING of Elizabeth BILLINGS + Henry TAYLOR - Thames 1898

taken from PAPERS PAST
the OBSERVER - 11 June 1898

A wedding of much interest to a large circle of friends took place on Tuesday, May 24th, at the Thames, the happy couple being Miss Elizabeth Mary Carley BILLINGS, third daughter of the late Mr James A. Billings, and Mr Henry TAYLOR, third son of Mr Henry Taylor, of the Thames.

The ceremony, which was soleminised in St George's Church, was a very prettily arranged one, and was witnessed by a large number of friends.

The Rev. Dr O'CALLAGHAN offciate.

One hundred and fifty guests were afterwards emtertained at a splendid wedding breakfast at the residence of Mr William Taylor, Pollen-street.

The newly-wedded couple departed for their future home in Coromandel, bearing with them the best wishes of numerous friends for a happy and prosperous future.

the known children of Henry & Elizabeth were:

1902 - Percy Clifford Taylor
1903 - Julia Florence Alicea Tayloe
1905 - Mable Emily Carley Taylor
1908 - Eunice May Taylor
1910 - Alma Marjorie Joy Taylor

WEDDING of Henry Nathan GOLDWATER & Jeannette TOBAS - Auckland 1895

the wedding report was taken from PAPERST PAST

the OBSERVER 11 June 1898

(italics are my additions)

A wedding of interest to numerous friends was celebrated on Wednesday of last week, at the residence of the bride's parents, Devenport.

The happy couple were Mr H. N. GOLDWATER, son of Mr N. Goldwater, of Hobson-street, and Miss Netta TOBIAS, daughter of Mr T. Tobias, of Auckland.

THe ceremony was performed by the Rabbi, the Rev Mr GOLDSTEIN (Samuel Aaron 1854-1935), a number of friends being present to witness the happy event.

The bride wore a rich and beautful bridal dress of white brocaded silk, charmingly trimmed with silk lace, chiffon and orange blossoms, and was attended by her cousin, Miss Maud Tobias.
The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a diamond ring, and to the bridesmaid, a diamond brooch with initials in pearls. The bride presented the bridegroom with gold sleeve links.

The wedding party were afterward entertained at a sumptuous champagne breakfast, when the toast to the bride and bridegroom was drunk.

Amongst the large collection of handsome and valuable presents received was a silver cake-stand from the Mayor of Devenport, Mr J. C. MACKY (served 1896-1901), and a handsome liqueur-stand, from Waitemata City Rowing CLub, of which, until recently, Mr Goldwater has been a leading member.

Mr and Mrs Goldwater departed for the South to spend ther honeymoon, prior to settling down to their future home at New Plymouth

Wedding of James Martin DAWSON + Janet Beatrice SHURY

James Martin DAWSON (1867-1952)
was born in Tokomairiro, Otago 11th of 12 children of Benjamin DAWSON (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire 1827-1907) & Hannah HURREN (1830-1890) who arrived into Port Chalmers 6 Oct 1853 on the Rajah with 2 children, Henry William (1849-1909) & Mary Honour (1852-1930). Banjamin & Hannah were farmers in Waihola, Otago & later he was the stationmaster at Ravensbourne. They are buried Southern Cemetery, Dunedin

Janet Beatrice SHURY (1875-1962)
was born in Ashburton, 9th of 10 children of Augustus Hutton SHURY (London 1833-1915) & Janet CHAPMAN (1843-1884). Janet's paternal grandfather was George William Shury, Headmaster of Great Ealing School which was founded in 1698 by the Rev Richard Badcock Shury, rector of Perivale, (whose son-in-law the Rev David Nicholas became headmaster in 1791 & HIS sons, the Rev George Nicholas, who left in 1837, and the Rev Francis Nicholas, spent large sums of money on buildings). Janet's father, Augustus Shury arrived in Dunedin in Nov 1860 after spending 9 years in Victoria, Australia. He was the manager of the Union Bank in Ashburton for 20 years

JAMES & JANET married in 1904
Ashburton Guardian, 1 June 1904

A wedding of no little interest to Ashburtonites took place this afternoon, the contracting parties being Mr James Martin Dawson, of Dannevirke (formerly of the Bank of New Zealand, Ashburton) and Miss Janet Beatrice Shury, youngest daughter of Mr A. H. Shury, of this town.
The ceremony took place at St Stephen's church, which had been profusely and beautifully decorated with evergreens, flowers, wedding bells and hearts by the lady friends of the bride, the Rev E. Whitehouse being the officiating clergyman.
The bride, who was led to the altar by her father, looked very becoming in a costume of broche silk, trimmed with chiffon and d'alenecen lace, and ruchings of true lovers knots, wearing a veil with coronet of orange blossoms, caught up by a diamond ring, She carried a handsome shower bouquet of uncommon and beautiful lilies, with hand painted streamers, the initials of the contracting parties being worked in at either end in a unique and artistic manner by lady friends of the bride. The bride also wore a gold bamboo bangle, the gift of the bridegroom.
Miss Bell, the chief bridesmaid, was attired in a costume of crepe de chene, over pink and laciniolate silk, Paris hat to correspond, with pink and green trimmings. She also wore a greenstone heart pendant, and carried an exquisitely pretty shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom
Miss Hart, the other bridesmaid, was dressed in white silk, with Paris lace, and soft white hat to match. The lady wore a pearl pendant necklace, the gift of the bridegroom, and also carried a shower bouquet, nicely arranged.
The best man and groomsmen were Mr J. R. Friedlander and Master Bob Hart, respectively. (16 year old Robert Hutton Hart, son of her sister Helen Grace Shury & Robert William Hart)
As the happy couple left the church, a Wedding March was played in an accomplished manner by Mr Clarence Turner, brother-in-law of the bride. (Her sister Augusta Shury married Clarence Frederic Turner in 1899)
The wedding party was comprised of about 200 guests, among whom were noticeable, Mesdames Hart (Winchmore), Allen, J. Davidson, Turner, Bell, Misses Gresson and Winter, and other prominent ladies of this county.
After the ceremony, which was performed at 2.30. the wedding party were received at Mr Shury's private rooms, at the Somerset Hotel, where afternoon tea was dispensed. Toasts usual on such festive occasions, were proposed and duly honored.
Mr and Mrs Dawson left by the Mount Somers train for Mount Somers, where they will spend a short stay, and then proceed to Dannevirke, in which town they will make their future home. The bride's travelling dress was a smart tailor made dress of blue cloth, with a pretty blue French sailor hat to match.
The presents, numbering over two hundred, included silver and gold ware, articles of furniture, fancy work, wood carvings, ornamental glassware, paintings, cheques, etc., proving that the bride is highly respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends.
We take this opportunity of joining in wishing Mr and Mrs Dawson success and happiness in their new sphere of life

the children of JAMES & JANET Dawson
(others will be added if any found)
1905 - 1905 Hurren Dawson
born in Dannevirke, Hurren died aged 16 hours
buried Grave 72, Block F at Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

1910 - 1985 Hurren Martin Stanhope Dawson
taken from Addington Raceway Timeline
... A man recognised for his role in guiding the Anglican Church, Christ's College, and the Metropolitan Trotting Club has died after a long illness.
Mr Hurren Martin Stanhope Dawson, 74, was educated at Christ's College and Canterbury University. He graduated with an LLB and remained in practice as a solicitor in Christchurch for the rest of his life.
A keen sportsman he played for the Canterbury B Rugby team and achieved two New Zealand University blues in shotput and the javelin. He later turned his hand to golf and bowls, with equal success.
He was appointed a steward of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club in 1963, became a committee man five years later and was made a life member in 1981.
He was a director of Addington Raceway Ltd from 1967-85 and made a life member of the other two contributing Clubs - the New Brighton and Canterbury Park Trotting Clubs - in 1980 and 1981.
Mr Dawson is survived by two sons and two daughters.

In 1915 (death of Janet's father) they were living in Lower Hutt

James Martin Dawson died 27 July 1952 aged 85
Janet Beatrice Dawson died 12 August 1962 aged 86
there burial not yet found

There is a James Hurren Martin 'Jim' Dawson who was a First-class Cricketer (Right-arm fast-medium) for Canterbury playing 11 first-class matches from 1957-1963. He was born 28 Oct 1938 in Christchurch. I'm thinking a possible son of Hurren Martin Stanhope Dawson. Hope someone can help

Plot 119, Block 5P at Southern Cemetery, Dunedin
James's parents Benjamin & Hannah Dawson

wedding of Margaret Ethel ELIOTT-LOCKHART 1925

WEDDING of Margaret Ethel ELIOTT-LOCKHART (1894-1983)
a daughter of Colonel Robert Dundas ELIOTT-LOCKHART (1841-1920) of the Royal Horse Artillery & Ethel Margaret COTESWORTH (1854-1921)
(their memorials at Sibbaldbie churchyard, Scotland - see photo)

from Evening Post, 15 September 1925
... Bishop Llewellyn Henry Gwynne (Bishop of Egypt and the Soudan) officiated on the 5th August at the Parish Church, Thame, Oxon, at the marriage of
Captain Patrick Kinloch Campbell (1894-1970), Black Watch, (A.D.C. to the late Major-General Sir Lee Stack) eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs Patrick Campbell, of Christchurch (Patrick Campbell 1844-1916 & Emily 'Milly' Robinson (1857-1922), and Margaret Ethel Eliott Lockhart, youngest daughter of the late Colonel and Mrs R. D. Eliott-Lockhart (writes "The Post's" London correspondent).
The marriage took place from the residence of Captain and Mrs Ashton, who subsequently held a reception. Captain Ashton gave away the bride, who wore a dress of deep cream satin beaute, with a train of Carrickmacross lace, and a tulle veil held with a wreath of orange flowers and myrtle. Her bouquet was of white roses.
The bridesmaids - Misses Helen Stack and Anne Slessor - were in delphinium blue with hats to match. The best man was Mr Rowland Barnard.

Those invited to the wedding and to the reception at Scotsgrove House included:
Lady Stack
Major and Mrs R. Cotesworth
Mr W. Cotesworth
Major and Mrs C. Cotesworth
General and Mrs Herbert
Colonel and Mrs Hawkins and Miss Hawkins
Flight-Lieut. Macfarlane and Mrs Macfarlane
Wing-Commander Salter
Colonel and Mrs Slessor
General L. L. Maxwell
Miss Lewis
Mr and Mrs Birch Reynardson
Colonel and Mrs Watson
Mr Sidney Fane
Captain and Mrs Hemersley
Miss de Rougemont
Miss Gordon Cumming
Mrs P. Eliott-Lockhart
Major A. Slessor
Mrs Stansfield
The first part of the honeymoon will be spent in England and later Captain and Mrs Campbell intend visiting New Zealand and Canada

Applegarth & Sibbaldbie Parish Churchyards

taken in 2008 by Chris Newman