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Where is GEORGE AVERY buried ? (1852-1907)

Where is George Avery buried?

He was born 17 October 1852 in Taita, Lower Hutt
- a son of George AVERY & Charlotte TANDY
He married Sarah SCRIMSHAW in 1876
He farmed in Pahiatua for a number of years then moved to Kaponga, in Taranaki, where he owned the Commercial Hotel about 1900 - he was also a butcher there
He and Sarah had 12 children
In 1904 he moved to Hikutaia, near Thames
He died 26 July 1907

If you read his profile here GEORGE AVERY you will see a newspaper article of how he was buried back on Kaponga...

Because I could not find his grave site I have been in contact with the Council in Kaponga and they told me he is not there !! nor are his two sons Alfred and Hugh although they are reported to have been buried there
... which does not mean they are not there


Because he was a very prominent business man in the town and was given a large farewell with expensive gifts it seemed to me that he should have some record, headstone etc - but no

I thought maybe the town of Kaponga just had a service for him in remembrance BUT the article names the pall bearers ...
* W. BARLEYMAN
* D. BRIGGS
* C. CROWLEY
* J. CROWLEY
* D. HENNISSEY
* T. MURPHY
His wife, Sarah, died 7 years later and she is buried in Omahu Cemetery in a double plot - the plot was "used" when she was interred but George is not with her there
- so it is not making any sense to me

Can you please help



PHOTO
GEORGE AVERY
(1852-1907)


2 comment(s), latest 1 year, 8 months ago

"N" names - OLD GORGE Cemetery, Woodville

the 'Residents' of
OLD GORGE CEMETERY
, Woodville, New Zealand

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

N
NELSON
- Edith Annie 1914-1957
- John Samuel 1873-1948
- Louise Emmiline/Emeline (nee Dickens) 1881-1959
- Mary Violet (nee Grant) 1872-1953
- William Henry 1867-1955

NEWSON
- Elizabeth Sarah (nee Beagley) 1852-1890
- John 1854-1891
- William Beagley 1886-1889

NICHOLAS
- Joseph Aaron 1856-1943
- Leonard Roudolph 1890-1922
- Maria (nee Devery) 1859-1942

NICHOLSON
- Isabella Martin (nee Shore) 1868-1913
- unnamed baby 1917-1917

NIELSEN
- Ernest Wielhelim 1881-1889

NILSSON
- Henry Sander 1880-197
- Iris May (nee Hannah) 1882-1951
- Kenneth William 1920-1939
- Richard Henry Arnold 1911-1911

NIXON
- Alice Maud (nee Christian) 1880-1950
- William Henry 1883-1957

NOEDL
- Catherine Annie (nee Cooper) 1853-1922
- Molly Cooper 1912-1930

NORMAN
- Burford Heatley 1871-1937
- Maude Elizabeth (nee Thomson) 1876-1952

NORTHWAY
- Frederick 1847-1925
- Susan Ann 1859-1913

George AVERY + Charlotte TANDY - Taita New Zealand - had 17 children

Can be seen at this link -
George Avery was born in Staplehurst, Cranbrook, Kent in 1824

When he was 16 he arrived in New Zealand on the BOLTON on 30 April 1840 with his parents Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (nee DAPSON) Avery and his 7 siblings:
* Harriett Avery b.1822
- Harriet married Dr MANNERING
* Charles Avery b.1826
- Charles never married
* Ann Avery b.1828
- Ann married Peter HUMLE
* Mary Avery b.1830
- Mary married Mason HILL
* Sarah Avery b.1832
- nothing known
* Ellen Avery b.1834
- Elen married Charles SAYWELL
* Stephen Avery b.1839
- Stephen married Eliza HOOPER
- he Marion STEWART
- he married Sarah Jane COLLARD

George AVERY married Charlotte TANDY in the Hutt Valley and they had 17 children ...

George and Charlotte are buried in the Christ Church Taita Cemetery


thanks to becairns for supplying the names of the 17 children
- (see comment below):

1/ 1849 - 1931 Elizabeth Ann Avery
- Elizabeth married Charles Franklin Smith BURT in 1872
- Charles was born .August 15th 1840 in Northhampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2/ 1850 - ???? Mary Avery
- Mary married James BROWN as his 2nd wife
3/ 1851 - ???? Charles Avery
- Charles married Jane HIRST in 1875
4/ 1853 - 1907 George Avery
- George married Sarah Elizabeth SCRIMSHAW (1857-1914) in 1876
5/ 1855 - ???? John Avery
6/ 1857 - ???? William Avery
7/1858 - ???? Thomas Avery
- Thomas married Annie Elizabeth HALL in 1884
8 1860 - ???? Ellen Avery
- Ellen married David BROWN in 1884
9/ 1861 - ???? Eliza Avery
10/ 1862 - 1934 Harriet Charlotte Avery
- Harriet married William KILMISTER (1860-1943) in 1884
11/ 1864 - 1923 Stephen Avery
- Stephen married Jane HIRST in 1893
- Jane was a daughter of the above Jane Hirst's brother
12/ 1866 - 1950 Deborah Grace Avery
- Deborah did not marry
13/ 1868 - ???? Bertha Sarah Avery
- Bertha married Jacob GEANGE (1870-1929) in 1894
14/ 1869 - 1927 Alfred 'Fred' Avery
15/ 1870 - 1955 James Avery
16/ 1874 - 1903 Charlotte Avery
- Charlotte married John Thomas TUCK (1867-1949) in 1895
17/ 1876 - 1972 Constance Avery
- Constance married Ernest Edward BURRELL (1872-1945) in 1902

9 comment(s), latest 2 years, 11 months ago

George Avery 1852- 1907 Taita & Hikutaia

George was the second son of GEORGE AVERY (1824-1903) and Charlotte TANDY (1833-1877) from Staplehurst, Kent, England, who had arrived in New Zealand in 1840 on the BOLTON. they had 17 children

GEORGE AVERY was born 17 Oct 1852 in Taita, Lower Hutt
- he married SARAH ELIZABETH SCRIMSHAW 20 April 1876 in Wellington
they had 11 children:

... 1
1876 - 1899 Alfred Arthur 'Morris' Avery
- died aged 23 in Kaponga (6 weeks after brother Hugh)
HAWERA & NORMANBY STAR 30 December 1899 DEATH - AVERY - At Kaponga, on 30th December, 1899, Maurice, eldest son of George Avery, aged 23 years. The Funeral will leave Mr G. Avery's for the Kaponga Cemetery TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 1.30pm. Friends please accept this intimation


... 2
1878 - 1899 Hugh Ernest George Avery
- died aged 21 in Pahiatua
HAWERA & NORMANBY STAR 13 November 1899 KAPONGA - It is with sorrow that I have to record the death of Mr H. Avery, which occurred at Pahiatua last week. He was the second son of our worthy townsman.
Just entering into manhood, endowed with good qualities, a favourite with his associates, he had a brilliant career before him as an athlete; but, unfortunately, death has stepped in and cut him off in the bud of life.
Mr Avery has the sincere sympathy of the district in his bereavement. The Rev. A. W. Compton, of the Anglican Church, read the funeral service. The coffin was literally covered with wreaths


... 3
1879 - 1881 Lucy Ellen Avery
- born 20 Sep 1879, Lucy died 10 May 1881 aged 8 months


... 4
1880 - 1927 Herbert Charles Avery
- born 13 August 1880, Charles married Julia Maud Le PROU in 1898
- a daughter of Emile Edmond Le PROUD & Madeline Azerau GERZEAU from France
- they had 5 daughters


... 5
1882 - 1963 Robert Stephen Avery
- married Charlotte Matilda WHITE (1882-1916) in 1901 & had 3 known children
- buried together at Omahu cemetery


... 6
1883 - 1930 Ivy Maude Avery
- married Richard MURDOCK (1880-1918) in 1905
- Richard died aged 38 during the Flu Pandemic ?
- they are buried at Omahu cemetery, Thames


... 7
1886 - 1971 Ethel Charlotte Avery
- Married Arthur Robert ROBINSON (1883-1940) in 1908
- they are buried Omahu cemetery, Thames


... 8
1888 - 1974 Minnie Amelia Avery
- born Xmas Eve, Minnie married John MURDOCK (1873-1945) in 1906
- possibly a brother of Richard Murdock who married her sister Ivy
- they are buried at Omahu cemetery, Thames


... 9
1889 - 1949 George Albert Avery
- married Edith Fanny CLARK (1891-1967) in 1908
- they are buried at Omahu Cemetery, Thames


... 10
1891 - 1946 Rubina 'Ruby' Myrtle Avery
- married Albert Henry 'Burt' ALLEY (1887-1939) in 1914
- they are buried at Amahu cemetery, Thames


... 11
1894 - 1980 Grace Pearl Avery
- married Edward Albert Josiah GEORGE (1895-1980) in 1919
- they are buried Totara Memorial Park, Thames

NOTE in October 1899 George & Sarah sought a divorce, George accusing her of adultery with the Mayor of Pahiatua, James Donald Wilson. The account can be seen at his link above. However, his death notice in 1907 read: AVERY - At Hikutaia, this Morning at eleven o'clock, George, beloved husband of Sarah Avery, aged 53 years

... 12
1902 - 1979 Ronald Frank Avery
NOTE: Ronald is recorded as the son of Sarah Elizabeth but father is not recorded
- he married Caroline Frances LYONS (1908-1976) in 1925
- they are buried at Awanui cemetery, New Plymouth


George Avery died 26 July 1907 in Hikutaia aged 54
- he is buried at Kaponga cemetery
Sarah Elizabeth Avery died 10 Sep 1914 aged 57
- she is buried at Omahu cemetery


PHOTO
George Avery
FARMER - HOTELIER - BUTCHER


3 comment(s), latest 2 years, 11 months ago

Charles AVERY 1851-1917 TAITA, Lower Hutt

Charles Avery was 1 if 17 children of George AVERY and Charlotte TANDY who arrived in New Zealand on the BOLTON in 1840


Charles Avery, married Jane HIRST, the daughter of Sidney Hirst - pioneer of Taita and builder of the historics church, Christ Church Taita
- Charles & Jane had 10 known children
- please go to link above to see and perhaps help with further info

Charles' brother Stephen also married a Jane Hirst
- she was a daughter of the above Sidney Hirst's son William.

4 comment(s), latest 2 years, 11 months ago

Help wanted on McFETRISH from Antrim, Ireland to Wanganui, New Zealand

Click here to see James McFetrish from Antrim, Northern Ireland. He arrived in New Zealand, date unknown and appears to have settled in Wanganui

I have no spouse for James - can you please help?

He had 4 children, 3 boys for who I only have names - I need birth and death dates and spouses, children etc

The one girl James had was Annie Louisa "LULU" McFetrish who married Sideny Bell in 1909 in Wanganui, New Zealand

3 comment(s), latest 5 years, 4 months ago

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

RANSOM - Kingston, UK to Wellington, NZ - 1873

Thomas Pitcher Ransom from Shernbourne, England arrived in New Zealand on the HALCIONE in 1873 with his wife Mary Ann Offard Taylor and 3 children

I believe they settled in Wellington and had another 5 children - I would like more information on this family please.

Two of his children, Matilda "Tilly" and Clara married two of the Chandler boys, William and Samuel

2 comment(s), latest 1 year, 10 months ago

CHANDLER, Leighton Buzzard to Marlborough, New Zealand

George Chandler (1844-1923)
- was born in Bedfordshire, England
- he married Lydia GEEVES (1844-1926) in 1866 in Leighton Buzzard
- they emigrated to New Zealand on the CARNATIC in 1875 four children.

They settled in the Picton area

Their known children:
1868 - 1937 William 'Bill' Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard, England
- he married Mattilda RANSOM 2 Jan 1892
In 1926 he was living in Otaki, on the west coast
In 1937 he was living in Auckland

1869 - 1948 Alice Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard, England
- she married David WALKER 18 Feb 1892 at Spring Vreek

1872 - 1937 Samuel Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard, England
- he married Clara RANSOM 25 Aug 1897
- they had 7 children (5 sons, including Clara's son Harry) & 2 daughters

1874 - 1935 Edith Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard
- emigrated at the age of 4 months
- she married Andrew KELT

1877 - 1956 John 'Jim' Chandler
- born in New Zealand
- he married Rose Eveline HOOPER 30 May 1822
- 6th of 14 children of:
William James HOOPER & Charlotte COMPTON (settlers of Carterton)
- married to Mabel ?

1877 - 1961 Emma Chandler
- born in New Zealand
- she married Frederick Thomas NEARNE

1882 - 1956 Caroline Annie 'Carrie' Chandler
- born in Grovetown, Marlborough
- she married Frederick Walter ALLERBY in 1901
CAROLINE died in Manaia, Taranaki

1886 - 1952 Edward Chandler
- he married Maud Marion HARPER in 1915
- Edward served in WWI:
SERIAL NUMBER - 64017
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Maud Marion Chandler (wife) Box 219 Milson's Line, Palmerston North
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 31st Reiforcements Welligton Infactry, Regiment B Company
EMBARKATIO DATE - 16th November 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 97
VESSEL - Tahiti
DESTINATION - Liverpool, England




Any further information on this family and their descendants would be appreciated

1 comment(s), latest 1 year, 10 months ago

TARRANT from Beechingstoke, Wiltshire to Wanganui, New Zealand

I have some children that do not belong with the people I have put them with - can you please help

On my tree I have a WILLIAM & MARIA (nee Saywell) TARRANT

The children I know that shouldn't be there, but who I have left there for the time being, are
Leonard Matthew Tarrant b.1871 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand
Lionel Kendall Tarrant b.1875 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand
Ida Blanche Tarrant - b.1876 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand

Child that is in doubt is:
Lily Annie Tarrant b.1877 - d.1963 in Whakatane

I have found that the father of the 3 known children was Henry Alexander Tarrant born 1880 in Lower Moutere, Nelson, NZ
I would like to now if he was related in any way to William Tarrant who was born in Beechingstoke, Wiltshire, England in 1824 (of the above link)