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*MARY JANE LOVELL + Frank LAWTON

see the 'other' Mary Jane Lovell (1848-1914)

MARY JANE LOVELL (1853-1932)
was born in NSW (possibly Glebe), a daughter of Charles LOVELL & Margaret CROTHERS. Her father Charles Lovell (1804-1870) was originally from Bristol. He was convicted at Jamaica Court Martial for the term of his life. He was 1 of the 240 convicts transported on the 'Portsea' 24 July 1838 into NSW. Her mother Margaret (1843-) was born in Ireland and arrived in Australia on the 'Thetis' in 1850
MARY married FRANK LAWTON (1837-1905) in Hokitika 8 Aug 1874
- Frank was born Rochester, Monroe County, New York
- He was a Master Mariner/Sea Captain

MARY & FRANK had 16 known children:
... 1 ...
1875 - 1953 ROSE Lawton

Rose married Edward NICHOLAS (1873-1959) in Wellington 26 June 1897
the known children of ROSE & EDWARD (possibly more):
1.a 1898 - 1899 INEZ Nicholas
Inez died aged 14 months

1.b 1900 - 1995 VIOLET MARY OLIVE Nicholas
Violet married Colin CAMERON in 1921

1.c 1901 - LORRAINE VICTORIA Nicholas
Lorraine married William Henry 'Harry' HAYTER (1899-1948) in 1923
- son of George Albert HAYTER & Georgina 'Nellie' MILLS of Onehunga, Auckland

1.d 1903 - 1977 ZILLAH ROSE Nicholas
Zillah married Murdoch Hector McKAY (1897-) in 1925
- son of James Donald & Isabella McKAY

1.e 1905 - 1977 HAROLD ROY Nicholas
nothing known

1.f 1906 - 1980 STANLEY Nicholas
nothing known

1.g 1909 - 1995 ALVINA BERNICE MAY Nicholas
Alvina married Andrew William HODGE (1904-1983) in 1926
- son of Roderick McGregor HODGE & Annie Eliza RODDA

1.h 1913 - PHYLLIS RONA Nicholas
Phyllis married Hughie Joyce HODGE (1907-1971) in 1931
- son of Roderick McGregor HODGE & Annie Eliza RODDA
* ROSE NICHOLAS died in 1953 aged 78


... 2 ...
1876 - 1931 FRANK HADFIELD Lawton
- born in Hokitika, Frank was the Chief Mate on the steamer PROGRESS which, in 1931, was blown on to the rocks while un-maneuverable through breaking her tailshaft and losing her propeller. Her recovery was botched by the Wellington Harbour tugs. Scattered pieces of iron littered the area, most unrecognisable apart from the boiler and engine. Four crew drowned, Frank was one of them (but read Peter Sharpe's (7th) comment below). His body was washed up onto the beach at Lyall Bay and was identified by his watch. He was 53
He is buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington, Plot 121 L, Section CH ENG2
FRANK married Matilda May COLEY (1878-1962) in Foxton in 1900
- Matilda was born in Foxton, a daughter of Henry COLEY (1853-1940) from Auckland & Olive SWAFFORD (1855-1937) from Taita. Olive's brother William Edward Swafford married Jane Daysh in 1866, a daughter of John Ings Daysh & Elizabeth CLARK
the known children of FRANK & MATILDA:
2.a 1901 - 1956 CECIL WILFRED 'Ces' Lawton
Ces didn't marry. He died aged 55 & was cremated at Karori, Wellington

2.b 1903 - 1976 GWENDOLINE GLADYS 'Gwen' Lawton
Gwen married Horace William PRINCE in 1930
- a son of William Henry PRINCE (1869-1954) & Frances Amelia BUDD (1871-1948)

2.c 1905 - 1986 REGINALD DUNDAS 'Reg' Lawton
Reg married Winifred Myra 'Win' WALLS (1901-1963)
- daughter of George Leishman WALLS (1874-1938) & Annie Caroline FARLANE (1875-1949)

2.d 1907 - 1951 VIOLET OLIVE 'Vi' Lawton
Vi married Leslie Charles WHINHAM (1906-1987) in 1928
- son of William Thomas WHINHAM (1877-1951) & Rosanna Ellen DRYDEN (1882-1935)
Vi next married William Griffith David DAVIES (1903-1982) from Adelaide
Vi & William had a son:
* 1945 - David Michael Davies (read Peter Sharpe's comments below)

2.e 1914 - 1998 LEOPOLD HECTOR FRANCIS 'Leo' Lawton
(born 19 April 1914, twin)
Leo married Dorothy Evelyn FISHER (1921-2003) & had 2 children

2.f 1914 - 1980 ALEXANDER HENRY 'Lex' Lawton
(born 19 April 1914, twin)
Lex married Mary Elizabeth JONES (1915-1997) & had 2 daughters

2.g 1919 - 1984 PATRICIA EDITH 'Pat' Lawton
Pat married Herbert 'Lionel' Arthur SHARPE (1920-1978)
- they had 2 sons:
* 1943 - John Francis Sharpe
* 1958 - Peter James Sharpe (see Peter's comments below)


... 3 ...
1877 - 1915 CLAUDE HERBERT Lawton
- nothing known
CLAUDE died 3 August 1915 aged 37


... 4 ...
1879 - 1947 CHARLES THOMAS Lawton
Charles married Harriett Elizabeth SPENCER (1881-1952) in 1905
the known children of CHARLES & HARRIETT:
4.a 1908 - 1972 SYDNEY WALLACE Lawton
- nothing known
Sydney died 23 May 1972 in Wellington aged 63 & cremated Karori

4.b 1909 - 1970 CHRISTOPHER CHARLES Lawton
- nothing known
Christopher died 6 February 1970 in Wellington aged 60 & cremated Karori

CHARLES THOMAS Lawton died 25 Jan 1947 in Wellington aged 67
HARRIETT ELIZABETH Lawton died 8 July 1952 in Wellington aged 71
they were cremated at Karori


... 5 ...
1881 - 1883 VIOLET MARY Lawton
VIOLET died aged 2


... 6 ...
1882 - 1883 LILY JANE Lawton
LILY died aged 10 months


... 7 ...
1883 - 1971 ETHEL Lawton
Ethel married Ernest George FEATONBY (1881-1956) in 1905
the known children of ETHEL & ERNEST:
7.a 1905 - 1980 ERNEST OGILVIE Featonby
Ernest married Ivy EYRE (1912-1971) in 1930

7.b 1908 - 1994 PEARL ETHEL MAY Featonby
Pearl married Kenneth Gordon SCOTT in 1928

ERNEST GEORGE Featonby died 4 Jan 1956 aged 75 in Wellington
he was cremated at karori
ETHEL Featonby died aged 89


... 8 ...
1884 - 1962 MAY Lawton
May married James TANNER (1882-1964) 19 Feb 1906 in Wellington
- son of Samuel TANNER & Elizabeth TAYLOR (both from Lancashire, died Queensland)
the known children of MAY & JAMES:
8.a 1907 - HAROLD JAMES Tanner
- born in Wellington

8.b 1908 - DAISY LILLIAN MAY Tanner
- born in Wellington

8.c 1911 - CYRIL CHARLES Tanner
- born in Brisbane

8.d 1913 - 1975 GLADYS Tanner
- born in Brisbane
- married Victor NAGEL

8.e 1916 - 1993 CECIL WILLIAM Tanner
- born (& died) in Brisbane
- married Ivy Sarah KEEN 8 Aug 1936 in Cooparoo, Queensland

8.f 1918 - GEORGE SAMUEL Tanner
- born in Greenslopes, Brisbane

8.g 1922 - BERYL AUDREY Tanner
- born in Greenslpes, Brisband

8.h 1924 - SYDNEY EDWARD Tanner
- born in Greenslopes, Brisbane


... 9 ...
1886 - 1961 MAUDE ALICE Lawton
Maude married Ernest Mark MINIFIE (1884-1968) in 1905
Ernest was born in Richmond, Victoria to Henry MINIFIE & Mary Jane HILL. He was the corporation beach custodian at Lyall Bay, Wellington in 1918. Four of his brothers served at the front. One was killed
the known children of MAUDE & ERNEST:
9.a 1906 - 1961 CECIL ERNEST Minifie

MAUDE ALICE Minifie died aged 75


... 10 ...
1888 - DAISY Lawton
Daisy married Alfred Allen WILTON (1885-1963) in 1906
the known children of DAISY & ALFRED: (possibly more)
10.a 1907 - 1982 CYRIL ALFRED Wilton
Cyril married Ola Gauletta BARWICK in Sydney in 1937

10.b 1908 - 2008 CLIFFORD HENRY Wilton
Clifford married Jean GANDY (1911-2006) in 1929
- daughter of Kenneth Scott GANDY & Ethel Harriett STUART

10.c 1910 - 1910 LESLIE OLIVER Wilton
Leslie died aged 27 days

ALFRED divorced DAISY for desertion in Wellington in Feb 1929
- Daisy next married William Steven OWEN in 1929
- Alfred next married Myra FIELDING in 1930


... 11 ...
1889 - 1889 MARGARET Lawton
Margaret Lawton died aged 2 months


... 12 ...
1890 - 1891 EVA FLORENCE Lawton
EVA Lawton died aged 6 months


... 13 ...
1892 - 1957 WILLIAM HENRY Lawton
William first married Alice Zeliah NEWLAND (1892-1964) in 1911
- Alice was a daughter of Edmund NEWLAND & Minnie Ellen/Elizabeth WELLS
William next married Ruth Elizabeth BENNETT (1898-?) in 1916
- Ruth was a daughter of William John BENNETT & Agnes SHELLAM

WILLIAM HENRY Lawton died aged 65


... 14 ...
1893 - 1941 CECIL JOHN Lawton
Cecil married Lillian Ethel Daisy NOOT in 1919
- daughter of William Charles NOOT & Ellen HUNTER of Wellington

CECIL JOHN Lawton died 3 June 1941 in Wellington aged 47
he was cremated at Karori


... 15 ...
1895 - 1895 RUBY Lawton
RUBY Lawton died 28 Jan 1895 aged 3 weeks
she is buried Plot 46 D, PUBLIC Section at Karori


... 16 ...
1897 - 1912 ROY Lawton
ROY died aged 14

FRANK LAWTON died 23 Aug 1906 in Wellington aged 69
Evening Post, 23 August 1906 LAWTON - On the 23rd August, at his residence, No. 10 Buckle-street, Captain Frank lawton, dearly beloved husband of Mary Jane Lawton, in his 70th year. Gone to rest. No flowers, by request.
MARY JANE LAWTON died 16 June 1932 in Wellington aged 79
Evening Post, 17 June 1932 LAWTON - On 16th June, 1932, at the Wellington Hospital, Mary Jane Lawton, relict of the late Captain Frank Lawton and dearly beloved mother of mr Charles Lawton, 6 Glenmore street; Mr William Lawton, Nelson; Mr Cecil Lawton, 71 Tirangi road, Rongotai; Mrs E. Nicholas. Coriglen; Mrs M. Minifie, Coriglen; Mrs G. Featony, Melrose; Mrs J. Tanner, Brisbane; and Mrs W. S. Owen, Sydney; in her 80th year. At Rest.
- they are buried PLOT 58L, SECTION PUBLIC2 at Karori Wellington

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