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William John LOBB + Grace VIBERT - Wellington

married GRACE VIBERT (1853-1940) 18 June 1874, St Ives, Cornwall
William was listed as a 'Miner from Cornwall' when they sailed from London
25 June 1874, arriving in Wellington 11 October 1874 on the CARTVALE

WILLIAM & GRACE had 11 children
... 1
1874 - 1875 William Cartvale Lobb

- born 10 Sep 1874 on board the Cartvale
WILLIAM CARTVALE Lobb died 17 January 1875 aged 4 months
- burial not found at Wellington

... 2
1876 - 1957 Florence Ada Lobb

- born 27 August 1876 in Wellington
- Florence married Arthur Clark RAVEN (1877-1957) in 1901
- they had at least 5 children:
1902 - 1986 Florence May Raven
1905 - 1910 Ethel Grace Raven
1910 - 1983 Edwin Arthur Raven
1911 - 2005 Edna Mary Raven
1913 - 1997 Marjory Ellen Raven
FLORENCE ADA Raven died 21 January 1957 aged 80
ARTHUR CLARK Raven died 19 November 1957 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 199 Y, CH ENG at Karori

... 3
1877 - 1951 Lilian Alice Lobb

- born 12 September 1877, she did not marry
LILIAN ALICE Lobb died 9 June 1951 aged 73
- she is buried Plot 361 X, CH ENG at Karori

... 4
1878 - 1941 William Francis Lobb

- born 23 November 1878 in Wellington, William was a Storeman
- William married Rita Jane TOWNSHEND (1888-1969) in 1914
- a daughter of Edward TOWNSHEND & Margaret Jane Ann JOHNSTON
WILLIAM FRANCIS Lobb died 23 March 1941 aged 62
RITA JANE Lobb died 31 Jan 1969 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 68 O, CH ENG2 at Karori

... 5
1880 - 1881 Grace May Lobb

- born 18 July 1880 in Wellington
GRACE MAY Lobb died 21 January 1881 aged 6 months
- she is buried unknown plot, C of E at Bolton street

... 6
1881 - 1962 Ethel Jane Lobb

- born 16 October 1881 in Wellington
- Ethel married Reginald BELL (1890-1932) in 1914
- a son of Hodgson BELL & Mary Ann PERRY
REGINALD Bell died 17 October 1932 aged 42
ETHEL JANE Bell died 2 July 1962 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 349 L, CH ENG2 at Karori

... 7
1883 - 1955 Eva Grace Lobb

- born 18 April 1883 in Wellington
- Eva married John James BOYD (1878-1961) in 1902
- a son of John James BOYD & Annie Elizabeth BARKER
- they had 7 children:
1904 - 1995 John James Boyd
1907 - 1978 Clarence William Boyd
1909 - 1992 Eric Walter Boyd
1910 - 1990 Leonard James Boyd
1912 - 1959 Ivan Reginald Boyd
1915 - 1989 Maurice Leonard Boyd
& 2 daughters, Shirley & Vera Boyd
EVA GRACE Boyd died 29 March 1955 aged 71
JOHN JAMES Boyd died 6 November 1961 aged 83
- they are buried Plot 360 I, PUBLIC at Karori

... 8
1888 - 1908 Philip John Lobb

- born 16 April 1888 in Wellington, Philip was a Printer
PHILIP JOHN Lobb died 15 March 1908 aged 19
Evening Post, 5 March 1908 LOBB - On the 5th March 1908, at his parents residence, 78 Riddiford-street (Newtown), Philip John, second son of William John and Grace Lobb, aged 19 years and 11 months. So loved, so mourned
- he is buried Plot 361 X, CH ENG at Karori

... 9
1890 - 1962 Walter Harold Lobb

- born 4 March 1890 in Wellington, Walter was a Grocer
- Walter married Ruth PATTERSON (1891-1946) in 1921
RUTH Lobb died 12 February 1946 aged 54
WALTER HAROLD Lobb died 12 May 1963 aged 73
- they are buried Plot 302 K, PUBLIC2 at Karori

... 10
1892 - 1927 Gladys Myrtle Lobb

- born 16 January 1892 in Wellington
- Gladys married Bernard Stephen LANGRIDGE (1890-1960) in 1913
GLADYS MYRTLE Langridge died 18 September 1927 aged 35
- Bernard remarried in 1928 to Sybil Warburton VILE (1898-1985)
- a daughter of Henry VILE & Agnes Ann MARSDEN

... 11
1894 - 1981 Mabel Ivy Lobb

- born 14 February 1894 in Wellington
- Mabel married Howard Terence ELLISON (1890-1969) in 1916
- a son of John Wybrants ELLISON & Frances Sarah HOWARD
MABEL IVY Ellison died 15 August 1981 aged 87 in Taupo

WILLIAM JOHN LOBB died 7 January 1913 aged 62
- he was an Engine Driver
Evening Post, 8 January 1913 LOBB - On the 7th January, 1913, at his residence, No 82 Russell-terrace (Berhampore, Wellington), William John, beloved husband of Grace Lobb; aged 62 years
GRACE LOBB died 28 September 1940 aged 87
Evening Post, 28 September 1940 LOBB - On September 28, 1940, at her daughter's residence, 83 Breaker bay Road, Seatoun, Grace, widow of the late William John Lobb and beloved mother of Mesdames A. Raven, E. Bell, J. J. Boyd, T. Ellison and Miss L. Lobb; also William and Walter Lobb; in her 88th year
... The friends of the late Grace Lobb are invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave St Thomas' Anglican Church, Riddiford-street, on Monday, September 30, 1940, at the conclusion of a Service, which commences at 2p.m., for the Karori Cemetery.
WILLIAM & GRACE are buried Plot 361 X, CH ENG at Karori Cemetery, Wellington

Plot 361 X, Section CH ENG at Karori cemetery

* William John Lobb in 1913
* his son Philip John Lobb in 1908
* his wife Grace Lobb in 1940
* his daughter Lilian Alice Lobb in 1951

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William Joseph FOX + Euphemia Christie McINTYRE - Feilding, Manawatu

- married in New Zealand in 1892 to:

- they had 4 known children:

1893 - 1968 William Joseph Fox
- William married Monica Isabel CROWTHER (1899-?) in 1915
- Monica was the 4th of 8 children of Samuel CROWTHER & Caroline Monica BOWERMAN
- POSSIBLY married Eva Adelaide HARTWELL (1899-1972) in 1928

1894 - 1985 Dorothy FLorence Fox
- Dorothy married Robert William HOLLIS in 1911
- she married Christopher MUNNS in 1925

1896 - ? Alexander Thomas Fox
- Alexander married Sigrid Aurelia (aka Lily) NIELSEN (1898-1980) in 1921
- Lily was a daughter of Niels NIELSEN & Sophia Amelia WILDE

1907 - 1948 Gladys Elaine Fox
- she married *Ronald Lew HART (1908-1960) in 1928
- she married **Hugh Gregg ADAMS (1908-1983)

... would you like to add the children of these couples ?

Euphemia Fox died 3 February 1944 aged 72
William Josph Fox died 8 May 1950 aged 88

*Ronald Lew Hart was a son of:
JOHN WEBLEY HART (1870-1928) and Annie MOSS
- John & Annie were in Parewanui (in the south Taranaki Bight, 17km E of Bulls)
- their known children:

1892 - 1960 Sidney Jack Hart
- Sidney served in WWI as Trooper 13/3126 with the NZEF, Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron. His next of kin was his mother in Bulls

1894 - 1894 Bertie Hart
- born 14 Feb 1894
- Bertie died 4 December 1894 aged 9 months

1895 - 1969 Claude Hart
- Claude served in WWI as Trooper 35967 with NZEF, 23rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles. His next of kin was his mother in Bulls

1897 - Annie Hart

1899 - 1957 Ruby Ellen Hart
- Ruby married Horace St Clair RICHARDS (1897-1971) in 1921
- Horace was a son of John Knight RICHARDS & Clara EDDIE
- (in 1905 John Knight Richards was in court for arrears of Alimony. In Feb 1909 John Knight & Clara were in Divorce proceedings. Clara later moved to Sydney with some? of the children. Some later returned)

1903 - 1903 Jessie Hart
- born 6 June 1903
- Jessie died 11 Sep 1903 aged 3 months

1904 - 1980 Mervyn Webley Hart
- Mervyn married Lily BUTTON (1905-1972) in 1925
- Lily was a daughter of Walter Ernest BUTTON & Willimea Caroline MEYER

1907 - 1957 Mabel Oliver Hart
- Mabel married Harold GROUCOTT (1908-1960) in 1929
- they lived at Foxton Beach
- Mabel died 7 Feb 1957 aged 49
- Harold died 14 Dec 1960 aged 52
- they are buried Plot 032, Block 012, Area M at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

1908 - 1960 Ronald Lew Hart
- Ronald married Gladys Elaine FOX in 1928

**Hugh Gregg Adams was a son of:
James ADAMS and Maud Elizabeth BRIEN
- their known children:

1907 - 1985 Matilda Leonora Adams
- Matilda married Clifford Eward Oliver WALKER (1906-1979) in 1927
- Clifford was a son of Edward Luther WALKER & Eustelle Emerinze de MALMANCHE

1908 - 1983 Hugh Gregg Adams

1912 - 1966 Mary Ellen Adams
- Mary married Leslie James DONALDSON in 1931

PLAQUE of William & Euphemia Fox
Plot 30F, Row 89, Block 2 at Feilding cemetery

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William KENDRICK & Maria HUNT - Manawatu 1870s

William John KENDRICK was a son of James KENDRICK & Mary GOODER, immigrants from England to Wellington and Wanganui

William married Maria Eleanor HUNT in New Zealand in 1874

- their known children were:

1875 Sarah Maria Kendrick
- she married Robert Alexander Andrew HASTIE

1876 Mary Elizabeth Kendrick
- she married Martin ANSO
- Martin was from Abja-Paluoja, Viljandimaa, Estonia

1877 William James Kendrick
- he married Mary MATHER
- sister of James Mather who married his sister Ada

1879 Eleanor Kendrick
- she married Arthur John THEOBALD

1881 Charlotte Kendrick
- she married James Stewart SEAY

1883 Charles Kendrick
- he married Hannah Maria WALTON

1884 John Edward Kendrick
- he died in 1918 aged 34 (flu pandemic?)

1885 Maria Eleanor Kendrick
- she married Ernest GILBERT

1886 Olive Ann Kendrick
- she married James Henry SIMONS

1888 Eliza Kendrick
- she married John Saunders Leo RINDBERG

1889 Ada May Kendrick
- she married James MATHER
- brother of Mary Mather who married her brother William

1890 Stephen Alfred Kendrick
- he died aged 10 months

1892 Alfred Stephen Henry Kendrick
- he died in 1975 aged 82

1893 Edward John Kendrick
- he was killed in action in Havrincourt, France aged 25
- he is buried Bancourt

1896 David Kendrick
- he died in 1984 aged 87

1897 Lavinia Olga Kendrick
- she married Arthur CHAPMAN

William LOCKLEY + Elizabeth CONNELL - Cambridge, Waikato

William LOCKLEY was born 1817 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, son of John Joseph Lockley (1770-1826) a gamekeeper & his 2nd wife Elizabeth Kirk (1771-). At least 2 of his brothers were sent as convicts to Australia

As a young man William worked in a Birmingham cutlery factory. He enlisted as a regular soldier in the 65th Regiment and served in the Crimea and India.
He came to New Zealand about 1844 and married Elizabeth Connell (who had a daughter Fanny) 25 June 1852 in the Church of the Nativity, Blenheim.
They then had 9 known children.
William enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 23 November 1863 in Nelson. His Regiment Number was Private 945 and occupation a soldier. They farmed on the Hamilton Road bordering the Town's Green Belt and later lived in Bowen Street.
From 1870 to 1888 William's occupation was listed as a sawyer
He died 31 May 1890 and buried Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

William LOCKLEY married Elizabeth CONNELL (1832-1903) in 1852. Daughter of Basil Connell & Mary Wood (buried Motueka)
their 9 known children were:
1851 - 1919 Frances Isabella 'Fanny' Connell/Lockley
- born in Motueka
Fanny married Alfred Elias FARR (1841-1893) from Scotland in 1878
- they had 2 known children
Fanny died 9 January 1919 aged 68 in Blenheim

1853 - 1923 Mary Lockley
- born 8 May 1853 in Te Aro Flat, Wellington
Mary married James COLLINS (1848-1926) in 1871
- they had 14 known children
Mary died 20 October 1923 aged 70

1858 - 1917 Ellen Sarah Lockley
- born 19 June 1858 in Nelson
Ellen married Daniel Patrick SCELLY (1850-1919) in 1875
- they had 11 known children
Ellen died 4 November 1917 aged 59 in Auckland

1860 - 1926 Henry 'Harry' Lockley
- born 9 June 1860 in Moutere, Motueka
Henry married Elizabeth FERGUSON (1860-1932) in 1882
(sister of Robert who married Isabella Lockley)
- they had 10 known children
Harry died 6 April 1926 aged 65 in Opunake, Taranaki

1862 - 1936 Isabella Lockley
- born 11 June 1862 in Nelson
Isabella married Robert FERGUSON (1856-1942) in 1880
(brother of Elizabeth who married Harry Lockley)
- they had 11 known children
NOTE read the story under David Lockley for the death of a son, William Ferguson aged 24, in an accident at Cambridge
Isabella died 13 Sep 1936 aged 74 in Cambridge, Waikato
New Zealand Herald, 16 Sep 1936 71 YEARS IN WAIKATO
The death occurred at Cambridge on Sunday of Mrs Isabella Ferguson, wife of Mr Robert Ferguson, of Richmond Street, aged 74. She was the fourth daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Lockley, of Birmingham, England. The family came to New Zealand and resided at Nelson, where the late Mrs Ferguson was born in 1862. After three years she was brought to the Waikato. In 1880 she married Mr Robert Ferguson and had resided in Cambridge ever since. She is survived by her husband, two sons and five daughters. There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

1865 - 1939 Basil Lockley
- born in Cambridge, Waikato
Basil married Mary DAVITT (1871-1939) in 1892
- they had 11 known children
They died in Cambridge, Waikato

1868 - 1950 Caroline Emily Locley
- born in Cambridge
Caroline married Joseph McMILLAN (1863-1958) in Auckland 1888
- they had 1 known daughter
Caroline died 4 May 1950 aged 82 in Cambridge

1873 - 1921 David Lockley
- born in Cambridge
Waikato Independent, 21 Sep 1905 SHOCKING FATALITY AT CAMBRIDGE
A sad accident, whereby a young man named William Ferguson, aged 24, son of Mr Robert Ferguson, lost his life ... read here
David died 14 May 1921 in Auckland aged 48
Waikato Times, 23 May 1921 DEATH of DAVID
LOCKLEY - On May 14, 1921, at Mental Hospital, Auckland, David Lockley, fourth son(?) of the late William Lockley, of Cambridge, late of Hinuera; aged 50 years(sic). At Rest. Interred Purewa Cemetery Wednesday, May 18
NOTE NZ BDM has aged 48

1875 - 1927 Alice Eliza Lockley
- born 19 March 1875 in Cambridge, Waikato
Alice married Thomas Nichol HESLOP (1858-1934) in 1893
- 2 known children
Alice died 30 October 1927 aged 52 in Cambridge

Waikato Times, 3 June 1890 DEATH OF WILLIAM
An old man named William Lockley, aged 72, expired suddenly at Cambridge on Saturday evening. An inquest was held yesterday by Mr VV. N. Searancke (coroner), the jury consisting of Messrs Dickenson (foreman), W. McMillan, J. Burroughs, J. Brown, R. Fergusson and G. Collins.
The wife of the deceased deposed that he felt unwell on Saturday morning and complained of pains in the chest. He, however, did not seem seriously indisposed until the evening when he got rapidly worse and expired about 8.10 p.m., before a doctor had visited him. Dr. Waddington arrived soon after the deceased died and he deposed that the body of deceased was well nourished and he attributed death to sudden sycophancy. Constable Brennan also gave evidence.
The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
The deceased is an old resident, having been in the district for a quarter of a century. He formerly was a regular and belonged to the 65th Regiment and afterwards he joined the 3rd Waikatos. He leaves a large family, most of whom are married.

New Zealand Herald, 3 Feb 1903 DEATH OF ELIZABETH
LOCKLEY - On January 26, at Auckland, Elizabeth, relict of the late William Lockley, of Cambridge and sister of the late basil Connell, of Motueka, Nelson, aged 72 years. "At Rest" - Nelson papers please copy.

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William McGavin MUIR + Lizzie Thompson HARRISON - Wellington

William McGavin MUIR (1860-1927)
- he married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Thompson HARRISON (1867-1943) in 1890

their known children were:

29 June 1891 - 1977 Gladys Cunninhgam Muir
- Gladys married Oswald Keith JEFFS (1893-1980) in 1923

1894 - 1935 William Alexander Muir
- possibly married Gertrude Marguerite HAYHOW (1895-1979) in 1919

11 Nov 1896 - 1975 Christina Mary Muir
- Christina married Alfred RAMSAY in 1925

1898 - 1991 Nora Muir
- Nora may have not married

William McGavin Muir is buried at Karori Cemetery

William Mein SMITH New Zealand (1799-1869) Surveyor, artist, runholder

From the SMITH database

William Mein SMITH (1799-1869) Surveyor, artist, runholder

William Mein SMITH is said to have been born on 7 September 1799 at Cape Town, South Africa and was baptised there on 3 October 1799.
He was the eldest son of William Proctor SMITH, a naval purser, later secretary to the Port Admirals at Plymouth and his wife, Mary MEIN.
Mary Mein's family home was Eildon Hall, near Melrose, Scotland.

William Mein Smith belonged to a military family. He went to school in Devon, entered the army as a gentleman cadet at the age of 14, and obtained his commission in the Royal Artillery in 1822, eventually rising to the rank of captain. From 1822 to 1828 he served in Canada.

On 12 March 1828, at Kingston, Upper Canada (Ontario), he married Louisa Bargrave WALLACE. The couple had nine children, of whom five survived infancy.

After his marriage Smith was stationed at Gibraltar, where he established a library to save soldiers from drink's 'disgrace and ruin.' He assumed the post of master of plan drawing at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in May 1836. In July 1839 the New Zealand Company engaged him for three years as its first surveyor general.

Late in 1839 Smith arrived in New Zealand on the Cuba, entering Port Nicholson (Wellington) on 5 January 1840. Louisa Smith and their three children arrived on 7 March 1840 on the Adelaide.

Smith's first task was to lay out the company's settlement at Port Nicholson. Beginning in January, he and his three assistants laid out two towns, first at Petone and then, after April, at Thorndon. In July and August he conducted the ballot for 1,100 town sections, at Dicky Barrett's hotel. By 1841 he and his staff had surveyed a number of country sections from Pencarrow to Porirua, considerably fewer than the company's specification, in bush-clad, hilly country. To meet the shortfall, the company attempted to purchase Wanganui, where in September Smith superintended the selection of country acres, only to find that Maori considered the land had not been sold. He made a reconnaissance of Manawatu in December 1841, and supervised its survey by Charles Kettle in 1842.
Smith was in Manawatu when Samuel BREES arrived to supersede him.

In September 1842 Smith was directed to map the harbours on the South Island's east coast, and he explored as far as Bluff, Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands. Unluckily, in November his cutter, Brothers, sank in Akaroa Harbour, with his sketches, charts and instruments. Afterwards he climbed the Port Hills, above Rapaki, to view the Canterbury Plains, but his report, written from memory, was of little use to the company in deciding sites for future settlement.

Smith participated quietly in Wellington public life. The first meeting of the committee formed to maintain the law of England met at his house in 1840; in 1841 he was gazetted a resident magistrate, and in 1845 became captain of the Thorndon militia. He was happiest alone with his sketchbook. His best-known work, an 1842 vista in oils of Wellington, was published as a lithograph in E. J. Wakefield's Illustrations to 'Adventure in New Zealand' (1845). It is one of about 100 of his works now housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. As a committee member of the Literary, Scientific and Philanthropic Institute Smith was active in establishing a library, and as a prize-winning gardener and Wellington Horticultural Society member, he introduced bamboos to Wellington. He also promoted the installation of a harbour beacon.

Early in 1845 Smith and his family moved to Huangarua, between Greytown and Martinborough, in Wairarapa, where in partnership with Samuel REVANS he became a successful runholder. Smith and Revans made their first profits from their Maori lease negotiated with Te Manihera Te Rangi-taka-i-waho, by supplying meat to government troops.
By 1858 Huangarua ran 20,000 sheep.
By 1868 it had grown to more than 20,000 acres.
Between 1854 and 1865 Smith and Revans had purchased 13,680 acres from the Crown.

Although Smith proved a clever farmer, he was reluctant to leave his profession and returned to the New Zealand Company during 1849 and 1850 as a contract surveyor. He made a sketch survey of Wairarapa and was involved with Henry Tacy Kemp in abortive purchase negotiations with Wairarapa Maori, at a time when it was proposed that the Canterbury Association settlement should be located there. In 1849 he explored Manawatu to estimate the cost of survey, and to inspect the New Zealand Company's purchase north of the Rangitikei River. Later he completed the survey with Maori assistance.

As government district surveyor in Wairarapa from 1853 to 1857, Smith surveyed Crown purchases by Donald McLEAN, and determined Maori reserves. He partly mapped Wairarapa, including the Wharekaka Plains, in 1854, surveyed eastward, completed a coastal survey to Castle Point and the triangulation of the Taratahi, defined the boundaries of Masterton and Greytown during his trigonometrical survey and in 1856 laid out the town of Featherston.

Smith was a member of the Legislative Council from 1851 to 1853, and represented Wairarapa from 1858 to 1865 on the Wellington Provincial Council. For years Wairarapa's sole resident magistrate, he blocked the licence for Morrisons Bush Inn because he was tired of being disturbed by drunken shepherds. In 1865 he retired to Woodside, near Greytown, where he and Revans established a sawmill. He died at Woodside on 3 January 1869.

That Smith adapted readily to the colonial environment is demonstrated by his multifarious achievements. Today he is remembered chiefly for his exact sketches and watercolours of early Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. But it is as a surveyor, and a teacher of young surveyors such as Kettle, that his central contribution to frontier society was made. Arguably the best theoretician in the colony, he tackled new problems scientifically, being an early exponent of triangulation. His career is controversial, however, because he planned the city of Wellington, which is notable for its poor design. Wellington's topography made nonsense of the company's scheme. In accordance with his instructions, Smith tried first to ensure that every holder of a land order obtained one town acre, and only latterly 'to provide for the future rather than the present'. From a pragmatic viewpoint it was no small achievement to survey two towns in six months, in steep bush and bad weather, with inadequate staff and equipment, and amid Maori protest, settler complaints and skulduggery by William WAKEFIELD and his cronies. 'In due time', Revans wrote, 'the difficulties of his task will be his exoneration.'

In addition to his practical surveying work, Smith's reports of his exploratory journeys and surveys have significance for their record of colonial conditions. He noted land-forms and human activity, such as new modes of dressing flax by Manawatu Maori. As a Wairarapa pastoralist he helped to establish New Zealand's wool and beef industry, importing stock from New South Wales. Essentially a scholarly gentleman, religious, and diffident until toughened by Wakefield's deviousness, Smith commanded respect from his fellow settlers. He made a path for others.

William Naylor ARNOLD tries to murder his employer - WELLINGTON 1878

taken from PAPERS PAST

the GREY RIVER ANGUS - 27 August 1878

... the Residents Magistrate's Court at Wellington was occupied recently with a case of an alleged attempt to murder.

Accused, William Naylor Arnold - is a young man with a dullard appearance, and from the evidence it would seem that he had tried to shoot his former employer, a farmer at Porirua, because the latter put a stop to prisoner paying attention to his neice.
Arnold is evidently non compos mentis. His behaviour in the dock was very eccentric. During the hearing of the case he made use of such onservations as the following:- "Well, I know how the world was fixed last Thursday. I see it all in the sun. I see the compass in the sun."
His Worship, in committing him for trial, said he had little doubt as to his insanity.

the EVENING POST - 10 September 1878o
... The Wellington Circuit Sittings of the Supreme Court are appointed to commence on Monday, 7th October. The following are the criminal cases at present set down for trial:- ... and William Naylor Arnold, attempt to murder;

the EVENING POST - 8 October 1878


William Naylor Arnold was indicted for shooting at James WARD on the 4th August.

In answer to the usual formal question by te Registrar and to queries by his Honor, prisoner merely smiled and pulled horrible faces.
Mr IZARD, Crown Prosecutor, said he had information from medical sources that the prisoner was not in a fit state of mind to plead. He suggested that the proper course would be to empanel a jury to try the question of the prisoner's sanity.
- HIS HONOUR - It is not the prisoner's demeanor now which influences me to yield to your request, though, coming from the Crown Prosecutor, I ought to attend to it. I have known a case in which a man behaved in a precisely similar manner in the dock, and yet was perfectly able to plead. I sentenced him to two years' imprisonment. He kept up the farce - for farce it was - for nearly the whole of the two years, until the prison doctor really began to think he had softening of the brain. The next time the man was brought before me he was charged with highway robbery, and he made the best defence I ever heard from a prisoner. But on the face of the depositions in this case there is a good deal which is stated raising doubts of his sanity; and if, in addition to this, you tell me that you have medical testimony, it would doubtless be expedient to empannel a jury to decide the question. I would not have it supposed by anyone that because a prisoner stands silent and pulls grimaces the Court concluded that he is insane. I have seen that tried before.

The jury was then sworn.

Dr JOHNSTON, medical officer to the Wellington Gaol, said he believed the prisoner to be suffering from softening of the brain. Witness believed that he would not get better.
Mr REID, gaoler, gave evidence to the effect that during the nine weeks prisoner had been in gaol he had acted very strangely. Sometimes he would remain silent for hours, and would then begin to talk rapidly to some imaginary person in the sun or under the ground.
Wiliam KEMP, uncle of the prisoner, and James WARD, in whose employ he had been, stated that he had recently been strange in his manner.
His Honour said he had in this case little doubt that the prisoner was insane.
The jury returned a verdict that the prisoner was of unsound mind, and he was then handed over to the gaoler as a dangerous lunatic

EVENING POST 4 January 1882

... A man named William Nayler Arnold, (sic) a patient at the Mount View Asylum, affected his escape from that institution last evening. It supposed he would make off in the direction of Porirua, but he returned this morning of his own accord to his old quarters, without, however, giving any explanation of his wanderings.

William died in 1930 aged 73-75
- he is buried Church of England Area, Row F Plot 37 in PORIRUA

William Nott GOODAY + Emma Harriett HANSON

William Nott GOODAY (1841-1923)
was born Essex, England to:
William GOODAY & Mary Ann NOTT (thanx to Braxted for that edit)
He was a Barrister & Solicitor

Emma Harriett HANSON (1854-1898)
Emma was born in Melbourne, 1 of 2 children to Becher Henry HANSON and Julia Dorothy WADDINGTON. Her parents were from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and died in New Zealand
NOTES on Emma's mother, Julia Dorothy Hanson
The Argus (Melbourne), 1 January 1856 EDUCATIONAL - South Yarra - Belmont House - Mrs. Becher Hanson's School for Young Ladies will be Reopened January 7th. Vacancies for a few boarders and day pupils. English, French, Music, Drawing, and Dancing taught, and the greatest attention paid to the manners and deportment of the pupils. References allowed to the parents of pupils.
The Argus, 5 July 1856 ESSENDON - Mrs. BECHER HANSON having removed her school from South Yarra to Essendon, informs her friends and the public that the duties of the ensuing quarter will commence on Thursday, 10th July French, Music, and Singing taught on the most approved principles. Dancing by a competent master. Mrs. Hanson is also assisted by an accomplished resident governess, and every attention is paid to the health and comfort of pupils committed to her care. Terms moderate
the Argus, 14 February 1857 DIED - On the 10th inst., at Essendon, Martha Julia, the beloved child of Mrs Becher Hanson, aged nine months
The Argus, 1 August 1857 MRS. BECHER HANSON having taken the School at Moonee Ponds recently conducted by Miss Mathison, has Vacancies for a few BOARDERS. The situation affords every facility for the attendance
of Masters from town. Unexceptionable references given. Prospectuses forwarded upon application.
The Argus, 3 January 1859 MRS. BECHER HANSON, having removed to a more commodious residence, in the neighbourhood of Moonee Ponds, has VACANCIES in her establishment for four BOARDERS. References allowed to the parents of pupils. The best Professors in music, French, dancing, &c., attend the school. Prospectuses forwarded on application. The school re-opens January 11, 1859.

WILLIAM & EMMA married in Lawrence (gateway to the goldfields), 1871
Otago Daily Times, 11 November 1871 On the 9th November, 1871, at Trinity Church, Lawrence, by the Rev G. P. Beaumont, A.M., William Nott Gooday, Esq., Solicitor, to Emma Harriet, only daughter of B. H. Hanson, Esq.

WILLIAM & EMMA had 13 children:
... 1
1872 - 1951 George Percy Gooday

In 1892 George & his brother Ernest were rangers and rabbiters of the Gabriels commonage, Lawrence
Tuapeka Times, 17 November 1894 A pair of horses attached to a trap, driven and owned by Mr F. Bentley, hawker, took fright last evening at the top of the Blue Spur hill, at the junction of the Numros and Gabriels Gully roads and raced down the hill at a furious pace. After reaching the foot of the hill, the wheels came off the trap, and Mr Bentley was thrown to the ground, but beyond a few bruises he sustained no injury. The horses wrested the fore-carriage from the body of the vehicle and galloped off with it, but were stopped after they had gone a mile or so by Mr G. P. Gooday. The goods in the trap were scattered about the road, and the trap itself was considerably smashed, but the horses were uninjured
Tuapeka Times, 6 May 1896 An accident happened in Lawrence on Sunday afternoon to Mr G. P. Gooday, who had the misfortune to fall and dislocate his right shoulder, Dr Newell, who was sent for, reduced the dislocation, and Mr Gooday is now getting along as well as circumstances will permit
Otago Daily Times, 18 July 1899 GOLD DREDGING INDUSTRY Mr G. P. Gooday, is dredgemaster of the Empire No 1 dredge and has had a good deal of experience in that line
George married Katherine JOHNSTONE in 1904
their known children:
* 1905 - 1934 Keith Melville Gooday
Auckland Star, 22 February 1934 While working at the State Advances Department Office a few minutes before noon to-day Keith Melville Nott Gooday, aged 28, collapsed and died. Deceased was a single man and an old boy of the Hastings High School. He had been employed in the correspondence department of the State Advances Office for the past 10 years (buried Hastings)
* 1909 - 2004 Guy Graham Nott Gooday
* 1912 - 1975 Leslie Gooday
KATHERINE died 19 July 1928 aged 53
- she is buried Plot 537, Block D at Hastings cemetery
GEORGE died 30 October 1951 aged 79
- he is buried Plot 119, Block Q at Hastings cemetery

... 2
1873 - 1940 Ernest Gooday

In 1892 Ernest & his brother George were rangers and rabbiters of the Gabriels commonage
Ernest married Alice HOLMES (1878-1936) in 1903
Taranaki Herald, 30 March 1903 A very pretty wedding took place in St Luke's (C.E.), Bell Block, on Thursday, March 19th, when Mr Ernest Gooday and Miss Alice Holmes, daughter of Mr John Holmes, sen., were married. The Rev F. A. Bennett officiated. The church was nicely decorated, and was filled with a represntative congregation, whose presence bore testimony to the position the bride's family hold in the regard of the district. The bride looked charming, but the centre of interest were the little bridesmaids, Hilda Holes, sister of the bride, and Daisy Goodwin and Hilda and Dossie Spurdle from Inglewood, who each bore a little basket filled with seasonable flowers. Mr Fred Holmes was groomsman. The Choir and congregation sang Hymn 351, Miss Hoby presided at the organ. After the ceremony the bridal pair with many friends met at the invitation of the bride's parents in the Public Hall where the wedding breakfast was laid. The usual toasts having been honoured, Mr and Mrs Gooday left for Hawera
their known children:
* 1904 - 1960 Dorothy Freda Gooday (+William Stanley BROOKS in 1928)
* 1905 - Vera Gladys Gooday
* 1910 - 1983 Ernest Clifford Gooday
* 1912 - Daisy Marian Gooday
In 1914 the Patea Licensing Committee granted the transfer of the Alton Hotel from Harry Amon to Ernest
In 1920 he sold a House in Hawera to buy a house in New Plymouth

... 3
1875 - Alice May Gooday

In Dec 1886 Alice was in Standard III at Lawrence District High School and came 1st in Knitting
In Oct 1895 she was a 'servant' in Hawera, for Simon & Isabelle Simmons
Alice married Ernest John FOLLETT (1880-1937) in 1905
- Ernest was a son of John FOLLETT & Esther 'Etty' BRACELIN
their known children:
* 1908 - Mavis Thelma Follett
* 1912 - 1987 Kenneth Follett

... 4
1876 - 1876 Emily Ada Gooday

born 9 September 1876 in Lawrence
EMILY died 28 December 1876 aged 16 weeks
buried Plot 18, Block 1, Anglican section, Lawrence cemetery with sister Mabel

... 5
1878 - 1945 Gertrude Gooday

Tuapeka Times, 30 March 1878 GOODAY- At Lawrence, on Tuesday, 26th inst., the wife of mr W. N. Gooday, solicitor, of a daughter
In Dec 1886 Gertrude was in Standard I at Lawrence District High School and came 2nd in Sewing
Gertrude married Charles Joseph JOHNSTON (1872-1947) in 1900
their known children:
* 1901 - Gertrude Dorothy Johnston
* 1903 - Thomas Charles Johnston
* 1905 - 1930 Ernest William Johnston
* 1907 - 1908 Roxanne Amy Johnston
* 1911 - Lillian May Johnston
GERTRUDE died 15 Jan 1945 aged 66 & buried Settlers cemetery, Dannevirke
CHARLES died 26 August 1947 aged 75 and is buried with her

... 6
1881 - 1942 Florence Gooday

Florence married Thomas Nicholson 'Dodd' SAMPSON (1881-1969) in 1906
Thomas was 1 of 4 children of Andrew Eyre SAMPSON (1838-1916) & Mary Josephine MULLOY (1852-1950). He served in the Boer War:
* Surname: Sampson
* Reg No: 5122
* Given Names: Thomas Nicholson
* Rank: private
* Unit: North Island Regiment - A squadron
* Contingent: Eighth
* County/City: Wellington
* Occupation: Engineer
* Ship: surrey 1 February 1902
* Address: Tinakori road Wellington
* Next of Kin: Sampson, Mr Andrew Eyre
* Relationship to Soldier: father
* Next of Kin Address: same
their known children:
* 1907 - Ngaire Adelaide Sampson
Auckland Star, 16 July 1929 Five new companies, one public and four private, were registered in Auckland yesterday. Details are as follows:-
PRIVATE COMPANY - Sampson's Toilet Parlours Ltd., ladies' and gentlemens' hairdressers. Capital: ?500 in ?1 shares. Subscribers: Thomas Nicholson Sampson and Florence Sampson 249 shares each; Alfred Herman Gyllies 2 shares
Auckland Star, 2 September 1929
Sampson's Toilet Parlours, Ltd., to hearer. Debenture, ?500, 7 per cent; charging undertaking and all property, including uncalled capital.
Sampson's Toilet Parlours, Ltd., with A. H. Gyllies (holder). Hypothecating agreement; depositing above debenture with holder to secure amounts due under holder's guarantee of bank account.
FLORENCE Sampson died in Auckland 21 Nov 1942 aged 61
- her ashes were scattered from Waikumete

... 7
1883 - 1960 Rose Gooday

Rose married William Harold MOON (1884-1965) in 1913
- William was born in New Plymouth to William Trenouth MOON & Mary Ann TUNBRIDGE

... 8
1885 - 1948 William Hanson Gooday

Evening Post, 8 December 1916 APPEAL BEFORE THE MILITARY BOARD
... William Hanson Gooday, in his appeal, stated that he had a crippled father (see Timeline Sep 1897), 74 years of age, to support. His ground of appeal was that of undue hardship. He said he was 31 years of age, single, and was a cook by occupation. One brother was at the war and another had been discharged from camp owing to unfitness. Appellant had enlisted, but was turned down. He gave his father ?1 per week. (2013 equivalent of $126)
To Captain Walker: If he went into camp he would not give his father any less than was the case now. The appeal was dismissed
WILLIAM died 5 September 1948 aged 63 & was cremated at Karori

... 9
1887 - 1972 Charles Gooday

Charles served in WWI as Driver 5/550 with the Army Service Corps. 8th Reinforcements. He embarked from Wellington 13 Nov 1915 listing his next of kin as his sister Alice Follett of 9 Boston Terrace, Wellington (Te Aro Valley)
Charles married Judith Sarah (nee LEPPER, formerly HARRIS (1882-1948) in 1925
Judith was born in Wellington, a daughter of John Thomas LEPPER & Susannah Elizabeth 'Susan' HARVEY. She first married Henry Lenza Monty 'Len' Harris (1877-1918) of Greytown, on 23 Sep 1903 in Wellington. Henry was a son of James HARRIS & Mary Jane SHEWBRIDGE
- Judith is buried Plot 151 N, PUBLIC2 at Karori

... 10
1889 - 1951 Emma Harriet Gooday

Emma married Robert Heathcote FENTON (1882-1948) in 1910
Evening Post, 16 March 1910 FENTON-GOODAY - On the 12th March, at St James's Church, Adelaide-road, Robert Heathcote, youngest son of the late Robert Denton, of Canterbury, to Emma, youngest daughter of William Nott Gooday, of Finlay-terrace (Mt Cook, Wellington)
their known children:
* 1911 - Dulcie Emma Harriett Fenton

... 11
1891 - 1905 Alfred Lawrence Gooday

ALFRED died in Wellington 16 April 1905 aged 14
Evening Post, 17 April 1905 GOODAY - On the 16th April, at Wellington, Alfred Lawrence, younger son of W. N. Gooday, of 54 Hopper street (Mt Cook, Wellington), aged 14 years, after a long and painful illness
- he is buried Plot 31 V, CH ENG at Karori with her mother

... 12
1893 - 1893 Mabel Gooday

born 21 August 1893
MABEL died aged 4 days
she is buried Plot 18, Block 1, Anglican section with sister Emily

... 13
1895 - 1941 Albert Gooday

In Dec 1908 Albert was in Standard II at Mount Cook Boys school and received an attendance certificate
In Dec 1909 he was in First Class and received an attendance certificate
In 1914 he was fined 7s for failing to attend military parades with the Teritorials
In 1915 he was a Draper in Wellington City when called as a recruit
In 1917 he was charged with obstructing police in their duty
In 1920 he was fined 5s, cost 7s for cycling on the footpath
In 1922 he was charged in Wellington for breaking and entering, along with George Alfred Christie, & they were sentenced to 6 months gaol
ALBERT died 14 October 1941 aged 46
Evening Post, 15 October 1941 GOODAY - The Friends of the late Albert Gooday, of 245 Willis Street and Members of the Waterside Workers Union are invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the Chapel of E. Morris, jun., Ltd., 25 Kent Terrace, To-morrow (Thursday), October 16, 1941, at the conclusion of service which will commence at 9.30 a.m., for the Cemetery, Karori.
- he is buried Plot 209 E, PUBLIC3 at Karori

Otago Daily Times, 22 March 1872 BANKRUPTCY ACT NOTICE
DEED OF TRUST. William Nott Gooday, barrister and solicitor, Lawrence. Filed, March 20th

Tuapeka Times, 29 April 1876 Mrs HANSON'S CONCERT
NOTE Emma's mother, Julia Hanson, was a piano teacher in Lawrence
Emma sang at many events in the town over the years. See details here of the concert held in the Town Hall in April 1876
* Mrs Gooday and Mrs Needham sang a duet "Flow on, thou shining river"
* Mrs Gooday "Little Sunbeam"
* Mrs Gooday and Mr Towsey sang a duet "I've wandered in dreams"

Tuapeka Times, 19 September 1877 BOROUGH OF LAWRENCE
I, William Nott Gooday, Returning Officer for the Borough of Lawrence, do hereby give notice that the following candidates have this day been duly nominated to fill the Offices of Councillors for the West Ward of the said Borough, viz. -
HAYES, William
AND to fill the Offices of Councillors for the Middle Ward, viz. -
And that as the number of Candidates exceeds the number of Offices to be filled (namely two) at this Election, a Poll will be taken between the hours of nine o'clock in the foremoon and six o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 24th day of September, 1877.
The Polling Booth will be situate at the Ovens Store, occupied by Mr Joseph Williams, at the corner of Beaumont Road and Kilmarnock-street, within the said Borough; and the Poll will be declared in front of the Town Hall, in the said Borough, on the 24th day of September 1877, as soon as conveniently may be after the close of the Poll.
Dated this 17th day of September 1877, WM. NOTT GOODAY, Returning Officer

Evening Post, 12 April 1878
A destructive fire broke out at Monaghan's boot and shoe establishment shortly after 12 this morning. The alarm was given almost instantly but before anything could be done the building was destroyed. Gooday's office adjoining was also destroyed. Gooday's losses are heavy, he not having a penny insurance on the property. There is likely to be an inquest at an early date

Clutha Leader, 4 November 1881
Mr W. N. Cooday, solicitor, late of Lawrence, has removed to Tapanui, and Me E. J. Chambers, recent Tapanui lawyer, has departed for Melbourne

Tuapeka Times, 8 September 1894
Mr John Thompson reports having sold on account of Mr W. N. Gooday his freehold property (214 acres) in Block XIX, Tuapeka East, to Mr Alex Campbell for ?500 (2013 equivalent of $91,800)

Evening Post, 14 September 1897
Sufficient money has been collected by Mesdames O'Dea and Saxby to procure an artificial leg for Mr Gooday, who had his leg amputated at the Hospital lately. Mr Packer has the order well in hand. The above-named ladies wish to acknowledge the receipt of ?10 12s 6d from the officers of the Land Tax and Advances to Settlers Departments, Government Buildings, for the benefit of Mrs Gooday and family

Described by the Crown Prosecutor (Mr P. S. K. Macassey) as a retired solicitor now living at Petone on an old-age pension, William Nott Gooday, almost 80 years of age ...

Emma Harriett Gooday died 17 Nov 1898 aged 44
Tuapeka Times, 23 November 1898 GOODAY - On the 17th November, 1898, at the Wellington Hospital, Emma Harriett, the beloved wife of William Nott Gooday, late of Lawrence, Otago; aged 44 years. Deeply regretted by her family
- she is buried Plot 31 V, CH ENG at Karori cemetery
William Nott Gooday died 2 December 1923 aged 81
Evening Post, 3 December 1923 GOODAY - On the 2nd December, 1923, at his son's residence, St George's road, Hastings, William Nott Gooday; aged 80 years
- he is buried Plot 71, Block M at Havelock North

HEADSTONE at Havelock North
for William Nott Gooday

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William OSBALDISTON + Janet Marion CAMERON - New Zealand

William OSBALDISTON (1860-1938) married:
- Janet Marion CAMERON (1861-1913)

THE OBSERVER - 7 July 1883
... The marriage of Miss CAMERON, of Auckland, to Mr William OSBALDISTRON, of Kaukapakapa, was solemnised by the Rev David Ransiman at the residence of the bride's parents, Scotia Place, Upper Queen-street.
There were a number of guests present, and the bride looked extremely pretty, dressed in cream Egyptian cloth, trimmed with satin; veil of Brussels net, and wreath of orange blossom.
'Miss Agnes SHANKS acted as bridesmaid, and wore a dress of pale cream, trimmed with lace.
In the evening the bride's parents entertained a number of friends, and dancing was kept up till an early hour.
There were several very pretty costumes in the room; some of the most noticeable were worn by the following ladies:
Miss DAW, pink sateen, black lace polonnise
Miss HENDERSON, pink skirt, black velvet body
Miss REID, pale blue cashmere
Miss HODGE, fawn lustre
Mrs Philip McLEOD, fawn silk
Mrs CAMERON, mauve silk, white trimmings
Mr Frank DEACON discharge the duties of M.C. very efficiently. Miss Shanks was the acknowleged belle

their children were:

1884 - 1923 Ralph Cameron Osbaldiston
- Ralph married Eva Elizabeth BARTLEY (1882-1963) in 1915

1885 - 1955 Margaret Osbaldiston
- Margaret married Walter James DAVEY (1877-1945) in 1907

1887 - 1964 Stewart John Osbaldiston
- spouse not found

1888 - 1958 Elsie Elphine Osbaldiston
- Elsie married Arthur Frederick BARTLEY (1887-1968) in 1914

1893 - 1981 Ivy Flora Marion Osbaldiston
- Ivy married John Thomas TODD in 1931

1895 - 1905 Gordon Cameron Osbaldiston
- Gordon died aged 10

1898 - 1973 Mabel Osbaldiston
- Mabel married Edwin Rawi MOUAT (1898-1972) in 1922