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BOAG marriages New Zealand

the BOAG GROOMS 1865 - 1936
Albert Noel Boag (1902-1983)
married Thelma Elsie Roget (1903-1986) in 1925
their known children
1928 - 1988 Russell Francis Boag
* Albert received an M.B.E. in Dec 1976 for services to the blind

Alexander Boag
married Evelyn Amy Sell in 1929
* daughter of Charles William Sell & Eva Holland of Otago

Alexander Boag
married Sarah McMahon in 1936

Alexander Dewar Boag
married Edith Emma Lewis in 1936

Alfred James Boag
married Rose Seymour Davis in 1928

Andrew Duncan Boag
married Constance Alice Lightfoot 'Connie' Mickle in 1911
their known children
1913 - Andrew Winston Boag
1916 - Betty Marjorie Boag
1918 - Linden Mary Muriel Boag

Athol Robert Boag
married Gertrude May Shaw in 1925

Cecil James Boag
married Mary Emma Hewlett in 1923

George Henry Boag
married Dorothy Gwendoline Phillips in 1921

James Boag
married Ivy Richards in 1896
their known children
1897 - Myrtle Emma Boag
1900 - Cecil James Boag (WWII 621970)
1910 - James Robert Boag
1914 - William Edward Boag

James Edward Boag (1892-1972)
married Amy Frances Podmore (1894-1950) in 1920

James Henry Boag
married Elizabeth Ada Glasson in 1921

James Nicol Boag (1891-1962)
married Katherine 'Kitty' Isbister (1893-1984) in 1913
* daughter of James Johnston Isbister & Margaret Garden McWilliam
* James & Kitty buried Waimairi
their known children
1914 - Catherine Garden Boag
1915 - Agnes Margaret Boag
1918 - Grace Isbister Boag

James Robert Boag (1910-1991)
married Lottie Annie Ayling (1909-1998) in 1932
BOAG-AYLING - On March 19 1932, at St Peter's Church, by the Rev. H. Bedford, James Robert, second son of Mr and Mrs J. Boag, Onehunga, to Lottie Annie Ayling, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ayling, Onehunga

James William Boag
married Charlotte Mary Morley in 1891
their known children
1892 - James Edward Boag
1893 - Lily May Boag
1895 - George Henry Boag
1897 - Robert Boag
1900 - Mabel Gertrude Boag
1903 - Albert Noel Boag
1913 - 1922 Gordon Morley Boag

James William Boag
married Malvina Anne McKenzie in 1928

John Boag
married Grace Stewart in 1865
their known children
1866 - William Boag
1869 - John Boag
1870 - Janet McNaughton Boag
1881 - Peter Dewar Boag
1883 - Nelson Boag

John Boag
married Mary Withell in 1892
their known children
1893 - Norman Francis Boag
1895 - John Wethell Boag

John Boag
married Mary Hollows in 1895
their known children
1895 - Catherine Boag
1897 - Robert Hamilton Boag
1898 - Stewart Railton Boag
1904 - Alfred Boag

John Boag
married Lillian Rachel Hutchins in 1933

John Lawrence Bates Boag (1877-1957)
married Katherine Christina 'Kate' Cossill in 1910
their known children
1912 - Sarah Emma Boag
1913 - Madaline Hannah Boag
1915 - Elsie Isabel Boag
1915 - Agnes Margaret Boag
1918 - Grace Isbister Boag

John Samuel Boag
married Jane Leslie Henderson in 1888
their known children
1889 - Edith May Boag
1891 - William Henderson Boag
1894 - Margaret Ann Boag

Nelson Boag
married Sylvia Muriel Robinson in 1916
their known children
1917 - Audrey Grace Boag

Nevil Mortimer Boag
married Alma Valrie Olive Williams in 1933

Norman Francis Boag
married Nancy Brownlie in 1922

Norman Francis Boag
married Elizabeth Stanley Beauchamp in 1935
* daughter of Stanley Beauchamp (1872-1959) & Marion McGregor Gardner. Her father's brother was Sir Harold Beauchamp (1858-1938), the father of Katherine Mansfield.

Peter Dewar Boag
married Jane Anderson in 1892
their known children
1893 - Phillis Jane Boag
1894 - Mary Ferminger Boag
1895 - Anne Duncanson Boag
1897 - Florence Margaret Boag
1901 - Donald Boag
1909 - Alexander Deward Boag

Raymond Arthur Boag
married Elsie Augusta Lee in 1925

Robert Boag
married Julia Kenny in 1869
their known children
1870 - Mary Boag
1871 - William Boag
1873 - John Boag
1874 - Thomas Stakle Boag
1876 - Robert Boag
1878 - Margaret Boag
1879 - Henry Boag
1883 - Julia Boag
1886 - William Boag

Robert Patterson Boag
married Emma Lawrence in 1870
* Robert was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, 1 of 14 children of James Boag & Hannah Paterson who died in Wallsend NSW. Robert first married Sarah Lowe in 1868 in Newcastle, NSW. Sarah and her baby daughter Sarah, died that year. Robert came to NZ and married Emma in 1870 and they returned to Australia where at least 6 children were born. Robert died aged 37 and Emma remarried to William Horne. She died in Auckland aged 54 and buried with William. The children of Robert & Emma also married and died in NZ
their known children (born NSW)
1871 - 1947 James Patterson Boag (buried Waikaraka)
1873 - Mary Agnes Boag
1875 - 1946 Robert Patterson Boag (buried Waikumete)
1877 - 1957 John Lawrence Bates Boag (buried Waikumete)
1879 - Anna Elizabeth Boag
1882 - 1958 Ernest William Boag (buried Waikumete)

Robert Boag
married Grace Fisken in 1889
their known children
1898 - James Boag
1890 - Nelson Boag
1895 - John Boag
1891 - Jessie Grace Boag
1903 - Agnes Violet Elizabeth Boag

Robert Chrisp Boag
married Lily Pearl Newcombe in 1923

Robert Eaglesome Boag
married Nora Ann Grey Porter in 1928

Robert Hamilton Boag
married Martha Simm in 1920

Robert Paterson 'Barney' Boag (1875-1946)
* Born NSW, Police Constable in Maungaturoto & the first police officer in the gumfields of Dargaville. His son was a policeman as was a grandson
married Maud Arabella Wild in 1897
their known children
1897 - Robert Patterson Boag
1899 - 1954 Alice Emma Boag
1903 - 1971 Robert Boag
1904 - 1979 Maud Nora Boag
1909 - 1983 Neville Mortimer Boag (Police Constable)
1911 - 1991 Isabel Aileen Boag
1914 - 1980 Frances Maud Boag

Stewart Railton Boag
married Florence Margaret Henderson in 1920

Thomas Dewar Boag
married Helen Eaglesome in 1883
their known children
1884 - William Matthew Boag
1888 - Robert Eaglesome Boag

Vernon Wilfred Boag
married Pansie Maude Maidens in 1930

William Boag
married Eliza Garland in 1882
their known children
1883 - 1967 Helene Blackwood Boag
1884 - 1946 Ann Eliza Boag
1885 - 1972 David Alexander Boag
1887 - Jane Brice Boag
1890 - 1964 William Boag (+ Susie Chambers)
1891 - 1960 Amelia Georgina Boag

William Boag (1828-1904)
married Anne Firminger (1829-1884) & had 9 children
married Agnes Duncan in 1886
their known children
1887 - Ann Agnes Boag
1889 - Andrew Duncan Boag
1890 - James Nicol Boag

William Boag
married Margaret Eliza Morland in 1899
their known children
1902 - Raymond Arthur Boag
1904 - Nixon Wilfred Boag
1905 - Laurance John Boag
1908 - Alice Grace Boag

William Boag
married Rose Ann McLaughton in 1904
their known children
1905 - James William Boag
1906 - Francis Robert Boag
1908 - Gertrude Rose Boag
1912 - Victor Francis Boag
1914 - Raymond Joseph Boag

William Boag
married Florence Maud Griffin in 1912
their known children
1913 - Phyllis Kathleen Boag
1915 - John William Boag

William Boag
married Susan Annie Chambers in 1917

William Ernest Boag
married Olive Louisa Parker in 1924

William Henderson Boag
married Mabel Ann Firminger Henderson in 1920

Boag births found in NZ, married elsewhere:
* James & Mary Ann Boag
1876 - John Boag
1877 - Jessie Boag
1879 - Elizabeth Boag
1881 - James Boag

* John & Ruby Noel Boag
1915 - Leonard Dallas John Robert Boag

* Robert & Janet Boag
1869 - Ellen Boag
1870 - William Boag

* Robert & Mabel Greenshields Boag
1905 - Thomas Greenshields Boag
1909 - Margaret Boag

* Samuel & Annie Elizabeth Boag
1896 - Leonard Reeve Boag

* William & Ann Boag
1866 - Margaret Boag
1868 - Mary Ann Boag

the BOAG BRIDES 1862 - 1937
Agnes Margaret Boag
married Andrew Clement Rutherford Robinson in 1935

Agnes Violet Elizabeth Boag
married David Black in 1935

Alice Emma Boag
married Hubert de Marsae Carrington in 1920

Alice Grace Boag
married Herbert Rickett Hollis in 1930

Amelia Georgina Boag
married Edgar David Brooker in 1913
their known children
1914 - Jack Donaldson Brooker
1915 - David Graham Brooker
1918 - Nilla Georgina Brooker

Ann Boag
married John Cunningham in 1862
their known children
1863 - Jane Bryce Cunningham
1866 - Ellen Davison Cunningham
1869 - John Cunningham

Anne Duncanson Boag (1895-1982)
married Oswald Murray Jones in 1919

Barbara Boag
married William Mitchell in 1867

Betty Marjorie Boag (1916-1992)
married Colin Cosson in 1937

Catherine Boag
married George Bateman in 1875

Catherine Boag
married Joseph Simm in 1918

Dorothy Boag
married Percy Charles Jamieson in 1922

Edith May Boag
married Henry Arthur Jones in 1926

Eliza Boag
married William Pickering in 1907
their known children
1912 - Ethel May Pickering

Elizabeth Ethel Boag
married Henry Howard Nugent in 1903
their known children
1904 - Howard Banks Nugent
1906 - Henry Gordon Nugent
1907 - William Nugent

Elsie Isobel Boag (1914-2003)
married John Wilfred Griffin in 1932

Florence Margaret Boag (1897-1974)
married Eric Peal Genn in 1920

Frances Maud Boag (1914-1980)
married Bernard Robert Hutchinson in 1933

Gertrude Rose Boag (1907-1973)
married John Smith in 1931

Grace Jane Boag (1873-1920)
married Charles Murray in 1893
their known children
1894 - Charles Stewart Murray
1896 - Flora Buchan Murray
1901 - George Bryce Murray
1902 - Fergus John Boag Murray

Helen Boag
married James Walker in 1892
their known children
1893 - Helen Hazel Walker
1895 - Edith Mary Walker
1897 - Jessie Myrtle Ruth Walker
1907 - Tui Margaret Walker

Helen Blackwood Boag (1883-1967)
married William George Thomas Brooker in 1911
their known children
1914 - Rita Millicent Brooker

Isabel Aileen Boag (1911-1991)
married Andrew William Moros in 1933

Jane Boag
married William McMillan in 1881

Jane Brice Boag (1887-1976)
married Langtry Maguiness in 1908
their known children
1909 - Anne Elizabeth Maguiness

Janet Boag
married Alfred Selwyn Bruce in 1891
their known children
1897 - Edna Evelyn Bruce
1899 - Noeline Marion Selwyn Bruce
1902 - Ashleigh Melva Jessie Bruce

Janet Louisa Boag
married Arnold Stuart Barr in 1923

Janet McNaughton Boag
married Lumsden Sherriffs in 1900
their known children
1902 - Dorothy Grace Williamona Sherriffs

Jessie Grace Boag
married George Coutts Kerr in 1915
their known children
1916 - Jessie Jean Kerr
1916 - Mavis Grace Kerr

Julia Boag
married Frederick Smith in 1906
their known children
1907 - Robert Hamilton Smith
1909 - Edna Julia Smith
1913 - Lena Mabel Smith

Lily Mary Boag
married Raymond Lawson McDonald in 1933

Mabel Gertrude Boag
married Edward Cowley in 1920

Madaline Hannah Boag
married William Charles Hall in 1933

Margaret Boag
married James Sizemore in 1884
their known children
1887 - Janet Myrtle Sizemore
1890 - Gordon Sizemore

Margaret Boag
married William John George Henderson in 1895
their known children
1896 - William Hugh Henderson
1899 - Robert Bruce Henderson
1901 - Donald Boag Henderson
1903 - Ian Dewar Henderson
1903 - James Gilbert Henderson
1907 - John Samuel Douglas Henderson

Margaret Boag
married James Evans in 1899

Margaret Boag
married Selwyn Nicholls Houghton in 1933

Margaret Ann Boag
married Walter Andrew McMillan in 1915
their known children
1916 - Ella Murray McMillan

Margaret Reid Boag
married Edward George William Hay in 1933

Mary Anne Boag
married George Bowles in 1879

Mary Ferminger Boag
married Claude McClelland in 1921

Myrtle Emma Boag
married Arthur Edwin Jamieson in 1921

Nora Maud Boag
married William James Dunn in 1934

Phyllis Jane Boag
married Christopher Redmond in 1922

Sarah Ann Boag
married William McMillan in 1890
their known children
1891 - Sarah Winona McMillan
1892 - Helen Edith McMillan
1894 - William Bryce McMillan

Sarah Emma Boag
married Colin Frederick Clarke in 1934

Sarah Jane Boag
married John Norris in 1882
their known children
1883 - Sarah Jane Norris

Thelma Ivy Boag
married Noel Jeff Fletcher in 1935

KERRISK marriages NZ 1884-1935

KERRISK marriages 1884-1935
* Daniel Kerrisk (1885-1955)
married Tryphena Alice Williams (1884-1980) in 1909
their known children
1910 - Leo Daniel Kerrisk
1912 - Laurence Oliver Kerrisk

* Ellen Kerrisk (1888-)
married Daniel Hurley in 1911
their known children
1913 - Daniel Terence Hurley
1917 - Michael Hurley

* Hannah Kerrisk
married Eugene Hurley in 1918

* James Kerrisk (1858-1938)
married Margaret Flynn (1858-1937) in 1884
their known children
1885 - Mary Kerrick
1892 - Mary Kerrisk
1893 - Johanna Kerrisk
1895 - James Kerrisk
1900 - Timothy Kerrisk

* James Kerrisk (1897-1972)
married Mary Anne McCarty (1899-1966) in 1924

* James Patrick Kerrisk (1895-1947)
married Maud Cara Longstaff (1908-2006) in 1930

* Jeremiah Patrick Kerrisk (1885-1953)
married Mary Josephine Small (1891-1936) in 1924

* Johannah Gertrude Kerrisk (1895-1961)
married Frank Clement Bottin (1898-1978) in 1928

* John Kerrisk (1884-1968)
married Annie Muriel Anthony (1890-1967) in 1912
their known children
1913 - John Sheldon Kerrisk
1915 - Gordon Anthony Kerrisk

* Margaret Kerrisk (1890-1975)
married David John Crompton (1886-1951) in 1916
their known children
1917 - Bryan David Crompton

* Mary Kerrisk (1892-1959)
married Felix Arthur Schumacher (1888-1955) in 1914
their known children
1915 - Imelda Mary Schumacher
1918 - Felix Michael Kerrisk Schumacher

* Michael Kerrisk (1892-1950)
married Margaret Isabel Simpson in 1925

* Timothy Kerrisk
married Violet Mary Turnwald (1907-1987) in 1927

* Timothy Kerrisk
married Eileen Mary Nicholson in 1935 (1903-1991)

Some of the above are descended from John Kerrisk who married Mary Somers in County Kerry in 1842
their 10 children
* 1843 - Ellen Kerrisk
married Maurcie Keane in County Kerry
* 1844 - Daniel Kerrisk
married Catherine O'Brien in Ireland
* 1848 - Jeremiah Kerrisk
married Catherine 'Kate' Flynn in Taranaki
* 1850 - John Kerrisk
married Mary Brosnan in Ireland
* 1856 - Timothy Kerrisk
married Ellen Sullivan, lived in NZ
* 1855 - Michael Kerrisk
lived in New Zealand
* 1857 - Mary Kerrisk
married Patirck Murphy in Taranaki
* 1859 James Kerrisk
married Margaret Flynn in Taranaki
* 1863 - Johanna Kerrisk
lived in New Zealand
* 1866 - Margaret Kerrisk
married Michael Lenahan in County Kerry

Farquhar Gray, Masterton & Taratahi, from 1865

NOTE Most of the Timeline information was taken from newspapers of the day. Anything in italics is my additions

FARQUHAR GRAY (1838-1894) was born at Knockbain, Highland, Scotland 10 Dec 1838, a son of Farquhar Gray (1791-1851) & Ann MacRae (1809-1861)
* his known siblings: Alexander (at least) also came to NZ
1834 - John Gray
1836 - 1880 Alexander gray
1838 - Farquhar Gray
1841 - George Gray
1844 - Duncan Gray

JAMESINA 'Jemima' ROSS (1837-1905) was born 20 May 1837 at Cromarty, Scotland, a daughter of James & Grace Ross
* Farquhar & Jemima married 25 Jan 1865 in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Later that year they arrived in Wellington. Their children were:
* 1868 - 1948 Jamesina Gray
* 1870 - 1951 Roderick 'Rod' Gray
* 1873 - 1952 Farquhar Gray
* 1874 - 1972 Caroline Gray
* 1876 - 1959 Annabella Gray
* 1878 - 1932 Georgina Gray
* 1879 - 1951 Alexander Gray
* 1882 - 1974 John Gray

Wellington Independent, 2 Jan 1866
THE MASTERTON POUND - A Pound recently erected on the premises of Mr Farquhar Gray, at Masterton in the Wairarapa, is officially proclaimed to be the public pound of the district and Mr Gray nominated keeper thereof.

Wairarapa Standard, 18 Nov 1867
IMPOUNDED in the Public Pound at Masterton on the 30th October 1867, by Te Koeti and Wata of Masterton, for trespass on their land at Poterau, Wairarapa - One dark brown horse, white star on forehead, branded C with stroke in centre on off shoulder, owner unknown. Unless previously redeemed or replevied, will be sold on the 22nd November 1867, in accordance with the Impounding Act. F. GRAY, Poundkeeper

Wairarapa Standard, 9 Dec 1867
The following names are on the list for forming the Tramway Provisional Committee:-
WAIRARAPA .. Farquhar Gray

Birth of 1st child
1 April 1868
Jamesina Gray

Birth of 2nd child
22 Oct 1870
Roderick Gray
Wairarapa Standard, 26 Oct 1870
GRAY - At Masterton, on 22 inst., the wife of Farquhar Gray, of a son and heir.
(unusual that the first son and heir, Rod, was not given his father's name of Farquhar. This was bestowed on the next son)

Wairarapa Standard, 1 June 1872
We, the Undersigned Blacksmiths of Wairarapa, have been compelled to raise the prices of our work, in consequence of the great advance in the price of iron &c., in our trade ..
Hack Horses 8s, Shoes with heels 9s, Heels & toes 10s and all Iron Work in proportion. W. Greathead, F. Gray, G. Dixon, R. Bright, R. Greathead, W. Cundy, J. Sheen. Blacksmiths, Wairarapa

Wairarapa Standard, 13 July 1872
H. Bannister, R. Blade, H. Bentley (Collector), F. Gray, R. Hare, J. McGregor, W. Perry, A. W. Renall (Chairman), R. Williams (Treasurer)

Birth of 3rd child
12 April 1873
Farquhar Gray

Birth of 4th child
12 October 1874
Caroline Gray

Wairarapa Standard, 4 Nov 1875
MASTERTON HIGHWAY BOARD. Present - Messrs Beetham, Vallance, Buchanan, Dorset and Alpass. Mr Beetham in the chair.
The following payments were made .. F. Gray, ironwork for bridge £2 17s

Wairarapa Standard, 12 Feb 1876
OPAKI RACE MEETING to be held at Opaki on Wednesday and Thursday, 1st and 2nd March.
JUDGE: R. Welch
STARTERS: J. Dorset and R. Campbell
STEWARDS: J. Poad, F. Gray, S. Chamberlain, J. Nichol, A. W. Cave, G. Dixon, T. Tankersley and R. G. Williams (Secretary and Treasurer)

Birth of 5th child
14 August 1876
Annabella Gray

NZ Mail, 9 Dec 1876
The following particulars of a severe storm which occurred on Thursday last at the Wairarapa, are supplied by Mr R. Welch to one of the Wairarapa papers:- On Thursday the lightning struck a flax bush on his land, tearing the leaves into shreds and killing five sheep and two rabbits which were under it. A mare, the property of Mr F. Gray, which was two chains away, was also killed. The flax was torn into shreds and some may be seen at this office. large holes were found in the ground. One of these looks as if the lightning had gone in and out again. yesterday the lightning appears to have struck a tree near Masterton.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 July 1877
OPAKI JOCKEY CLUB. A well attended meeting of the above took place at the Empire Hotel on Saturday evening last, 21st inst. Mr F. Gray in the chair,

Birth of 6th child
18 March 1878
Georgina Gray

Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 Aug 1878
The building trade is in a greater state of activity than ever, building of all descriptions springing up in all directions. Mr F. Gray is putting up a couple of shops on his property in Bridge-street, immediately adjoining the Club Hotel.
NOTE First known as Main street. Later Bridge Street. Later Queen Street
NOTE OF INTEREST Just outside the main entrance of The Club Hotel in 1895, Andrew Somerville, shot Arthur Herbert 3 times (within sight of two constables), making it Masterton's 1st murder

Wairarapa Standard, 20 Aug 1878
TO BUILDERS - Tenders will be received up to 7 o'clock on Saturday 21st inst., for the erection of one or more cottages in Church-street, Masterton, for Mr F. Gray, Bridge-street, Masterton, where plans may be seen. James Russell, Architect

Wairarapa Standard, 10 Sep 1878
BOROUGH OF MASTERTON. A poll for the election of three Councillors, will take place in the Town Hall, Masterton, on Thursday next, the 12th inst., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The following are the Candidates nominated - Henry Bentley, Samuel Edward Gapper, Farquhar Gray, Alfred William Renall, Charles Wilton

Evening Post, 14 Sep 1878
The result of the MASTERTON MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS yesterday was as follows:- Messrs F. Gray, A. W. Renall and S. E. Gapper, were returned out of five candidates. Messrs H. Bentley and C. Wilton were the unsuccessful ones

Wairarapa Standard, 22 Jan 1879
IMPORTANT NOTICE - F. GRAY, in returning thanks to his numerous customers for past favors, begs to inform the public generally that having now in stock a large quantity of the very best timbers suitable for Coachbuilding and Wheelwright purposes, he is prepared to receive and execute all orders entrusted to him and will guarantee both style and finish to equal that turned out in any part of the Province. Repairs to all kinds of Vehicles, including trimming and painting, shall receive immediate attention and be performed with neatness and dispatch. F. GRAY, Blacksmith, Coachbuilder, Wheelwright &c., Masterton

Wairarapa Standard, 9 June 1879
TEMPORARY PREMISES. Fronting Mr F. Gray's Blacksmith's Shop and adjoining Council Chambers, WATSON & WINTERINGHAM, Saddlers and Harness-Makers. "Nothing like Leather! Pigskin for ever" - Old Ballad
* In Oct 1879 they made it their permanent premises

Wairarapa Standard, 12 June 1879
At a meeting of the creditors of Mr T. Tankersley held on Tuesday, an offer of ten shillings in the £ was made. Messrs F. Gray and J. Wrigley were appointed to report on the estate, the meeting being adjourned till Friday for that purpose.
* Thomas William Tankersley (1816-1876), arrived on the Tory in Sep 1839, married Sarah Draper xmas day 1840 in Wellington, later settled in Masterton

Wairarapa Standard, 3 July 1879
A meeting to arrange a ploughing match for Masterton was held at the Council Chambers yesterday afternoon and was well attended. Mr Donald Donald was appointed to the chair. It was unanimously resolved on the motion of Mr J. Vile that a match should be held. Some discussion took place as to ways and means, Mr Gapper protesting against the large sums given last year in prizes. He much preferred to see competitors think a little more of the honor to be gained than merely of the money to be made. The Committee met at the close of the general meeting, Mr D. Donald in the chair. Messrs D. Donald, J. Baumber, J. Vile, J. Harding, A. Cockburn, W. Watson, S. E. Gapper and F. Gray were appointed a sub-committee to make arrangements for the ploughing match. Messrs Gapper, Vile, Harding and Baumber were appointed a ground committee to inspect a piece of land kindly offered by Mr Dove, at Te Ore Ore and report on Saturday next.

Birth of 7th child
4 November 1879
Alexander Gray

Wairarapa Standard, 21 July 1880
This lengthy INQUEST on the fire at Taratahi by which Mr James Driscoll's dwelling house and furniture were destroyed, was held at the Taratahi Hotel and shows some interesting facts on Farquhar Gray:- that James Driscoll, farmer at Taratahi, was 'in debt to Mr Gray' for £250 (equivalent today of $42,000), Farquhar holding the mortgage on his property

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 Sep 1880
GRAY - On the 17th inst., Alexander Gray, late of Ross Shire, Scotland, aged 43
* On Tuesday last, Mr Alexander Gray, a brother of Mr F. Gray, of Masterton, was admitted into the hospital, suffering from Bright's disease and dropsy and died there this morning
He is buried Plot AG, Row 1, Plan IV at Archer Street

Evening Post, 28 Sep 1880
At the half-yearly meeting of the Masterton and Opaki Jockey Club, held in Masterton on Saturday last, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:- President, Mr Farquhar Gray; Judge, Mr R. Welch; Starter, Mr Thomas Chamberlain; Clerk of the Scales, Mr John Harding; Hon Secretary and Treasurer, Mr J. Irons; Clerk of the Course, Messrs A. W. Cave, James Macara, A. Elkins, B. Kimberley, R. Campbell, G. Farmer and H. Bannister. The balance-sheet of the club showed a credit balance of £13 14s 6d in hand, besides a number of subscriptions to come in.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 13 Aug 1881
Trustees - Farquhar Gray, Alfred W. Renall
Directors - Messrs J. C. Boddington (chairman), A. R. Bunny, M. Caselberg, G. Russell, J. Vile, R. M. Galloway (treasurer).

Wairarapa Daily Times, 28 Dec 1881
(New Year events were held all over the Wairarapa - Picnic at Mrs Yates' Paddock, Festival at Carterton, Castlepoint Races etc. Good list of names to show Farquhar's friends and neighbours back then)
WAIRARAPA CALEDONIAN SOCIETY'S SPORTS To Be Held In Mr Donald Donald's Paddock, Manaia, Masterton, on Monday Jan 2 1882.
PRESIDENT, Mr C. A. Vallance
DIRECTORS - Messrs J. Bagge, H. H. Beetham, A. Bish, J. Brown, W. C. Buchanan, A. Elkins, Richard Fitton, Farquhar Gray, Joseph Irons, G. H. Lister-Kaye, John Livingstone, William Lowes, James Macara, John Macara, Hugh McMaster, Duncan McMaster, J. Payton, Walter Perry, T. L. Thompson, E. A. S. Wyllie
JUDGES - Messrs J. Bagge, Farquhar Gray, T. H. Hill, G. H. Lister-Kaye, John Livingstone, Hugh McMaster, Walter Perry, T. L. Thompson.
STARTERS - Messrs Alfred Elkins, T. H. Hill and William Lowes

Birth of 8th child
7 August 1882
John Gray

Wairarapa Daily Times, 19 June 1883
In the estate of King and Toomath. All accounts owing to the above Estate must be paid to Mr W. Sellar within 14 days from date, otherwise legal proceedings will be taken for recovery. FARGUHAR GRAY. Trustee.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 July 1885
JAMES ROSS - Blacksmith, Wheelwright and Horse-Shoeing Smith, desires to inform his patrons and the public of the Wairarapa generally, that he has taken over the old-established business, so long efficiently conducted by MR FARQUHAR GRAY, in Queen-Street, Masterton and he solicits a continuance of the patronage that has hitherto been so liberally extended. J.R. would remind customers that his experience and long connection with Mr Gray's business is a guarantee that the satisfaction given by this establishment in the past will be continued. Every kind of horse-shoeing, wheelwright engineering and blacksmithing work, executed with despatch and on the most reasonable terms.

Evening Post, 18 Aug 1885
DRAWING CERTIFICATES. The following pupils of the State schools in the Wellington Educational District obtained certificates of merit at the examinations for their respective schools, held in June last .. PRACTICAL GEOMETRICAL DRAWING, Masterton - William Bagge, Alex McKenzie, Ernest Holdaway, Jamesina Gray, Roderick Gray

Wairarapa Standard, 13 Nov 1885
WAIRARAPA PASTORAL SHOW .. For the highest number of points in pigs, Farquhar Gray, silver medal with eight points.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 2 May 1888
FATAL HORSE ACCIDENT. Death of Mr Isaac Bairstow
.. On the night of 1 May 1888, Mr Bairstow of Clareville, met with an accident near the Waingawa bridge. He had left Kuripuni about 5:20pm, a bit later than he intended but, as he mentioned at Messrs Caselberg & Co's store, he had been waiting for a telegram. His body was found, quite dead, about 6.35pm on the Taratahi main road (now State Hwy 2), about half a mile past the bridge (presuming Waingawa bridge) near the junction of Gray's road... This was probably the junction with East Taratahi road. The distance from the bridge is right and Farquhar lived (and died) on East Taratahi road so likely the locals named it Gray's Road. It was never officially named that.
slightly off-topic NOTE Before a bridge was built over the Waingawa River, a ferry was used. In the mid 1860s John Richardson was the landlord of the 'Waingawa Ferry House' (hotel). In Jan 1868 he attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a razor in the hotel. In 1871 Thomas Bennett of the 'Waingawa Ferry House' went bankrupt. Tenders were called in Jan 1872 to build a bridge and it was opened in August that year

Wairarapa Daily Times, 12 Nov 1890
Mr A. von Keisenberg informs us that two of his pupils, Miss Caroline Gray and Miss Bessie Payton, have succeeded in passing the Honours section of the junior division of the Trinity College (London) musical examination.

Evening Post, 2 Nov 1891
Mr Farquhar Gray, a well-known settler of Taratahi, was taken suddenly ill on Saturday, being found in his paddock in a fit. He has been since confined to his bed.

NZ Times, 11 June 1892
MASTERTON - Mr Farquhar Gray has been elected president of the Masterton A. and P. Association and Mr C. H. Gayfer secretary.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 19 Oct 1892 In the Trinity College examinations for the current year, Miss Caroline Gray heads the intermediate passes in the Wellington list. Miss Caroline Gray is a daughter of Mr Farquhar Gray and a pupil of whom Mr Von Keisenberg, who supervised her studies, may justly be proud.

IN 1893 Roderick Gray was a Forward in the New Zealand Team to tour Australia in which he played two games. He scored two tries in a win over New South Wales. His club then was Masterton & Red Star. In 1895 he played with Wairarapa Bush. He did not appear in any Test matches as NZ did not play its first full international until 1903.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 17 Jan 1894
GRAY - At Taratahi, on January 16th, Farquhar Gray, aged 55 years
We very much regret to have to record the somewhat unexpected death of Mr Farquhar Gray, one of Masterton's oldest and most prominent settlers, who passed away at his residence, Taratahi, at an early hour this morning.
Mr Gray was a native of Rosshire, Scotland and came to New Zealand in 1865. He was for a few months with Mr Richard Collins, of Te Ore Ore and in the same year opened a blacksmith's shop in Church Street, afterwards removing his business to Queen Street, where his establishment became famous for making and repairing agricultural implement and machinery.
About twelve years ago Mr Gray sold his business to Mr James Ross and retired to a property on the Taratahi, which he had purchased from Mr G. Avery and devoted his time to farming generally and the breeding of stud sheep in particular.
His success may be gauged from the fact that he has always been one of the largest prize takers at the Masterton A. and P. Society's Shows and his Romney Marsh flock has obtained quite a colonial reputation.
Mr Gray always took the greatest interest in the welfare of Masterton and its local institutions and was at one time a member of the Borough Council and Town Lands Trust. He was a member of the Masonic order and for many years held the office of Treasurer of the old Thistle Lodge. He also, in the year 1871, took an active part in the founding of Court Royal Enterprise A.O.F., and up to the time of his demise, continued to take an active interest in the institution, retaining the position of Trustee of the Court.
In 1891 Mr Gray was elected President of the Wairarapa Caledonian Society and in 1892, President of the Masterton A. and P. Association, ably filling each position.
For some years past Mr Gray has been troubled with an internal complaint which ultimately proved fatal although his end was hardly expected so soon.
The deceased leaves a wife and family of three sons and five daughters(sic), besides many true friends to mourn his loss.
* We understand that the late Mr Farquar Gray's life was insured with the Government for £500 (2018 equivalent of $96,240)

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 Jan 1894
The funeral of the late Mr Farquhar Gray, took place yesterday afternoon, the procession being one of the largest ever seen in Masterton, settlers from all parts attending to pay a last tribute to one respected by all who knew him. Heavy rain fell all the afternoon, but this did not prevent a very large gathering from assembling at the graveside. The members of the Masterton Masonic Lodge and of the Court Loyal Enterprise (Ancient Order of Foresters) attended in full regalia, adding largely to the solemnity of the procession. The hearse and coffin were covered with beautiful wreaths, forwarded by the deceased's friends. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev W. E. Paige M.A., after which the impressive ceremonies of the Masonic and Foresters' orders were feelingly performed. The Masonic service was conducted by the Worshipful Master, Bro. C. A. Pownall and the Foresters' service by Past Chief Ranger, Bro. R. Brown.

NZ Mail, 23 March 1894
Among the list of deputy-returning officers for the Wairarapa licensing district, we notice the name of one lady, Miss Gray, who is to take charge of the polling-booth at Taratahi. The fair sex are evidently asserting themselves.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 23 Nov 1894
The adjourned case, G. Heron and E. Chamberlain (as executors in the estate of the late Farquhar Gray) v Ah Lop, in which the defendant was called upon to show cause why he should not quit certain premises occupied by him in Queen-street, due notice having given. Mr Bunny appeared for the plaintiff and contended that the tenancy was a weekly one.
Mr Beard, for defendant, would not admit that the tenancy was a weekly one.
George Heron, on oath, state that as an executor in the estate of Mr Gray, he dealt with certain of deceased's properties. When Mr Gray died Ah Lop was in possession and although he had been given notice to quit had not done so. Defendant had paid rent. At the last conversation with defendant gave him three months to quit. Ah Lop applied to witness for a lease which was refused.
For the defence it was contended that Ah Lop has been promised a lease of the premises, Mr W. Lowes giving evidence in support of the contention.
After considerable argument His Worship decided that Ah Lop must quit within three weeks.

NZ Times, 7 Nov 1896
The Chief Justice had before him yesterday morning two matters arising out of the estate of Farquhar Gray, deceased, of Taratahi, Wairarapa. The first was a motion to vary or rescind an order made by His Honor last year, where by he ordered that the trustees and executors should be paid 5 per cent commission of the first £1000, 2½ per cent on the balance of the total value of the estate and 5 per cent per annum on the annual value of the estate during the existence of the trust. Mr Tripp, on behalf of the widow and beneficiaries, contended that the executors should only be allowed a commission on the personalty for the work done as executors and that they could not apply for commission as trustees on the corpus of the estate until the trusts were completed. Mr Bunny for the executors and trustees, contended to the contrary. The second application was a summons to determine whether the trustees, being paid an annual sum by way of commission, could employ an agent at the expense of the estate to collect the rents. Mr Tripp contended that the collection of rents was part of the duty of the trustees .. more here

WRITTEN 1897 ..
* Gray Bros (Roderick Gray & Farquhar Gray), Sheep Breeders and Farmers, “Fairburn,” Masterton. This well-known farm of nearly 1200 acres, which was brought into cultivation by the late Mr. Farquhar Gray, who settled in the district in the early sixties and to which his sons have succeeded, is famous for its stud sheep. Messrs Gray Bros. are the most noted prize-winners for the Romney Marsh variety, having gained the champion prize for a ram at the last Wellington show. During the past few years no less than twenty gold medals have been won by their exhibits of sheep, cattle, and horses at the various shows in the provincial district, besides several silver trophies and medals. The senior partner, Mr Roderick Gray, was born in 1870 in Masterton, where he was educated. He learned farming under his father's guidance and on that gentleman's death in 1894, with his brother, he took over the management of the property. He has earned a reputation as an athlete, being considered the best mile runner in the Wairarapa. In 1893 he was one of the New Zealand representative football team that visited Australia. He is now vice president of the Parkvale Football Club, a member of the Masterton Football Club, of the Wairarapa representative team and of the Wairarapa Caledonian Society. The firm are, of course, supporters of the various pastoral and agricultural societies.

* Charles Avery, Farmer, Pahiatua. A typical New Zealand farmer, Mr Avery was born at the Lower Hutt on the 19th of November, 1851 and was educated at the old Provincial Government School Taita, where his aged father still resides. In those days the children of the bush were early inured to toil. At the age of twenty-one Mr Avery was managing one of his father's farms at Taratahi, near Carterton, a farm which was afterwards sold to the late Mr Farquhar Gray, the father of Messrs Gray Bros.

Evening post, 31 Jan 1901
EDUCATION BOARD .. The following resignations were received and accepted: .. Miss Jamesina Gray, sole teacher, Waingawa

Evening Post, 3 April 1901
MASTERTON This Day. Mr F. B. Lowes, second son of Mr William Lowes, J.P., was married at Taratahi to-day to Miss Jamesina Gray, second daughter of the late Mr Farquhar Gray. The Rev Mr Christie, of Carterton, performed the ceremony.

On 30 April 1902, at Turakina, Alexander Gray married Olive Elizabeth Eley and had 4 children. Alexander died in 1951. Olive next married John Henry Hogg (1880-1957) in 1945. They are buried in Wanganui

Birth of 1st grandchild
1903 - 1966
Leslie Eley Gray

Birth of 2nd grandchild
1904 - 1985
Keith Thomas Gray

Wairarapa Daily Times, 5 Aug 1905
GRAY - At Masterton, on August 5th, at her residence, "Fairburn" Jemima, widow of the late Farquhar Gray; aged 68

* A very old resident of the Wairarapa, Mrs F. Gray, died at her residence at Taratahi on Saturday. Deceased was sixty-eight years old and leaves a family of nine children (sic) to mourn their loss

* Another old settler has passed away - Mrs Farquhar Gray, the widow of one of Masterton's oldest citizens. Mrs Farquhar Gray has died full of years and full of honour. She has been the mother of a large family and has lived to see all of her children grown-up and do well in the world. One of her sons is the new President of the Masterton Agricultural and Pastoral Society.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 7 Aug 1905
The funeral of the late Mrs Farquhar Gray, of Taratahi, takes place to-morrow leaving her late residence for the Masterton Cemetery at 1 o'clock

Wairarapa Daily Times, 9 Aug 1905
The remains of the late Mrs Farquhar Gray were interred in the Masterton Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral procession was a lengthy one and included a large number of old settlers, many of whom had come long distances to pay a last tribute of respect to the family of the deceased lady. The floral tributes were also numerous. The pall-bearers were Messrs J. Strang, J. P. Perry, C. L. Reynolds and J. C. McKillop and the service at the graveside was conducted by Rev R. Young, of Carterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 14 Aug 1905
At the meeting of the Masterton A. and P. Association, on Saturday, reference was made to the death of Mrs Farquhar Gray, mother of the President of the Association. A motion was carried instructing the Secretary to send a letter of condolence to the President and other members of the family

Wairarapa Age, 12 Oct 1906
AUCTION SALE OF LAND, TO CLOSE THE ESTATE. Mr W. B. Chennells has received instruction from the Trustees of the Estate of the late Mr Farquhar Gray to sell by auction, at his rooms, Perry Street, Masterton, on Saturday 13th Oct 1906, at 2p.m.
(1) Part Lot 112, Kohutu Block, Holdsworth Street, Masterton (off Nursery Road), containing 5 acres 2 roods, recently occupied by Mr Robert Johnston
(2) Section 70, Block 5, Kopuaranga, containing 54 acres, recently in the occupation of Mr Palmer.

Birth of 3rd grandchild
1906 - 2008

Birth of 4th grandchild
1909 - 1996
David Glover Gray

Wairarapa Daily Times, 15 March 1909
The annual meeting of the Wairarapa Hunt Club was held in the Club Hotel on Saturday afternoon, those present being Dr Archer Hosking (chairman), Messrs C. J. Bennett, W. H. Buick, R. Buick, H. Welch, H. Douglas, Frank Evans, B. Vallance, J. Shaw and R. Morrison
.. the following new members were elected:- Messrs F. W. Todd, Geo Hume, Wm Hume, Ronald McInnis, Daniel Cameron, Colin Morison, Herbert Welch, Farquhar Gray (jnr) and J. L. Blundell

Wairarapa Age, 22 April 1912
Mr Farquhar Gray (jnr) who has been on a visit to Australia, returned to Masterton on Saturday.

Wairarapa Age, 5 Dec 1912
The fire bell in Masterton sounded a vigorous alarm at 12.20 o'clock this morning and a crowd soon assembled in Dixon Street, where huge flames were issuing from what is known as "the cottage" at the rear of the Club Hotel. The Fire Brigade turned out promptly and within five minutes of the giving of the alarm, had water playing on the burning building. The house, which was a very old one, having been erected in the early days, by the late Mr Farquhar Gray, was completely gutted. It was occupied as a sleeping place by members of the staff of the Club Hotel, all of whom were away, cleaning up after the banquet, when the fire broke out. The origin of the fire is a mystery. The building contained furniture valued at about £50 (2018 equivalent of $8,350) and the hotel staff lost their belongings. If there was any insurance on the building (which was owned by Mr R. Gray (Roy), it was not ascertainable.

Farquhar Gray died 16 Jan 1894 at Taratahi aged 55
Jemima Gray died 5 Aug 1905 at Taratahi aged 68
They are buried together in Archer Street, Masterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 Nov 1916
RED CROSS APPEAL. The following further contributions are acknowledged:- TARATAHI, per Miss C. (Caroline) Gray - Mr W. Perry, G. E. Allen, R. (Rod) Gray, W. Rayner, J. (John) Gray, G. Reynolds, Miss Daysh, C. Gray, Mrs Kilminster, Mrs P. Southey, Mrs Downs, Mrs Henry Kilminster, Mrs Green, Mrs Len Compton, Mrs McAlice

Wairarapa Daily Times, 10 Feb 1917
Mr Rod Gray, of Taratahi, has been passed by the Medical Board for military service

Wairarapa Age, 11 Aug 1917
EMPLOYING A DESERTER. Roderick Gray, a well-known farmer, of Taratahi, was charged at the Carterton Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr L. G. Reid, S.M., with a breach of the Military Service Act by having employed a man who had deserted from camp. The police evidence showed that the man had been arrested while working for Gray on a scrub-cutting job at Gladstone

death of 6th child
ON 27 June 1932 daughter Georgina Gray died aged 54.
She is buried at Archer Street

death of 1st child
ON 11 Aug 1948 daughter Jamesina Lowes died aged 80 in Eketahuna.
She is buried at Mangaoranga

death of 2nd child
ON 27 May 1951 son Roderick Gray died aged 80.
He is buried at Archer Street

death of 7th child (2 weeks later)
ON 9 June 1951 son Alexander Gray died aged 71.
He is buried at Archer Street

death of 3rd child
ON 21 Aug 1952 son Farquhar Gray died aged 79.
He is buried at Archer Street

death of 5th child
ON 27 Nov 1959 21 daughter Annabella Gray died aged 83.
She is buried at Archer Street

death of 4th child
ON 31 July 1972 daughter Caroline Gray died aged 97.
She is buried at Archer Street

death of 8th child
ON 17 April 1974 son John Gray died aged 91.
He is buried at Archer Street

The Gray home 'Fern Lodge' in 1867 which stood on the corner of Bannister & Dixon streets and at the rear of the Club Hotel which stood on the corner of Bannister & Queen streets. At the time it was destroyed by fire in Dec 1912, (see timeline above), it was being used as sleeping quarters for the staff of the hotel

Cemeteries in WELLINGTON DISTRICTS New Zealand

Wellington DISTRICTS Cemeteries
that have headstone photos uploaded on BillionGraves ..

* Akatarawa, Upper Hutt
* Arapawaiti Reserve, Paraparaumu
* Archer St., Masterton
* Awa Tapu, Paraparaumu
* Battle Hill Burial Ground, Porirua
* Bolton Street, Wellington
* Boulcott Farm Memorial, Lower Hutt
* Castlepoint, Wairarapa
* Christ Church, Taita
also residents of Christ Church Taita
* Clareville, Carterton
also some residents at Clareville
* Featherston, South Wairarapa
* Greytown, South Wairarapa
* Johnsonville, Methodist
* Karori, Wellington
* Knox Presbyterian, Lower Hutt
* Korokoro Memorial, Lower Hutt
* Makara, Wellington
* Martinborough Public, Wairarapa
* Mauriceville North Methodist
* Mount Street, Wellington
also residents of Mount Street
* Ohariu Valley Holy Trinity
* Otaki Public
* Owhiti Urupa, Seaview, Lower Hutt
* Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
* Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
* Pauatahanui, Porirua
* Porirua
* Pukekaraka, Otaki
* Rangiatea Church, Otaki
* Riverside, Masterton
* Ruakohatu Urupa, Waikanae
* Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington
* St Albans Anglican, Porirua
* St James Anglican, Lower Hutt
* Scandanavian Camp, Kopuaranga
* Sincalir Family, Lower Hutt
* St Francis of Assissi, Bideford
* St John's Anglican, Upper Hutt
* St John's Anglican, Johnsonville
* St Joseph's Catholic, Porirua
* St Joseph's Catholic, Upper Hutt
* St Joseph's Catholic, Ohariu Valley
* St Mary's Anglican, Karori
* St Matthias Anglican, Makara
* Taita Lawn, Lower Hutt
* Takapu Maori, Porirua
* Tawa Flat, Linden
* Te Puni Urupa, Lower Hutt
* Tinui, Wairarapa
* Waihenga, Martinborough
* Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
* Wainuiomata Coast Road
* Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance
* Wallaceville, Upper Hutt
* Wesleyan, Lower Hutt
* Whenua Tapu, Pukerua Bay

passengers on the LANCASHIRE WITCH, Auckland 1865

- London 13 Feb 1865 - Auckland 1 June -
* Passengers taken from a number of sources:-
The Southern Cross at Papers Past, 3 June 1865 has many names but there are many not on the list which I have gleaned from other sources and add here. Some spelling of names have been corrected when found but there may be others

NZETC & Papers Past
The ship Lancashire Witch, 1,574 tons, Captain George King, anchored off the heads yesterday afternoon from London, with the largest number of passengers that ever came to Auckland in one vessel, viz, 490. She left Start Point on February 13, and crossed the Equator on March 6, 22 days out, in longitude 28.30 west. The meridian of Greenwich was reached on April 24, 64 days out, thus taking 42 days to run from the Equator to that point. The reason of this long passage was that no southern trades were met with, and after reaching latitude 20 degrees she had a series of south-east gales. The easting was run down between 45 and 46 degrees. Tasmania was sighted on May 21, and the North Cape on Thursday morning, June 1, being 100 days from her departure from England.
Notwithstanding the long voyage and the great number of passengers, the ship appears to be in a very clean and comfortable condition. A volunteer brigade was organized during the voyage and the members regularly drilled by Sergeant-Major Roberts.
Dr. Wills, the father of the famous Australian explorer, has come out as surgeon of the ship and the passengers have presented him with a testimonial in acknowledgement of his services.

Twelve children have died during the voyage and there have been five births. All the passengers are sent out by Captain Daldy.

The Lancashire Witch was in this port about nine years ago, but since then has been entirely refitted at a cost of £22,000. She belongs to Messrs Seymour, Peacock and Co.; and has been chartered by Messrs Shaw, Saville and Co. She is consigned to Mr W. Graham

please note, same names that are grouped together does not necessarily mean they were related. Be aware, many different spellings on different lists

William, Elizabeth, William, Richard

ADIE (also written Adey)
* Hannah married Alfred Ambrose Alexander in 1867

Charles, Charles, Arthur, Fred, Sarah, Sarah, George, Minnie

Henry (1828-1892) his wife Alice nee Walmsley (1830-1905), James (1852-1912), Henry (1861-1928),

ATKINSON (also written Adkinson)
Henry, Elizabeth


James (1848-1917), Ann, Elizabeth, Jane

Anna & Jessie

James, Ann, Elizabeth & Jane
Thomas, Anna, Ann, Arthur

William, Rachael, Edith


BARTLAIN (also written Bartlem)
John & Ruth

John Hill (1828-1900), his wife Harriett nee Troughton (1841-1893) and son Harry/Henry (1864-). They had another 10 children in NZ

BATTENSLEY (also written Battonsley)
Lydia, Louisa


David, Ann
(also written Daniel & Ann)


Nathaniel John (1837-1893), Louisa Charlotte nee Robins (1838-1905) & Charles


Ellen, Thomas, Eliza, Charles, Elizabeth, William

BUCKING (also written Buchan)

BURROWS (also written Burroughs)
William, Mary, William & James

BUXTON (also written Buckston)
John, Harriet, Henry
George, Ann, Ruth & Luke Buxton


CARES (probably Carey)
Robert, Mary Ann, Josiah

Ann, Eliza, Joseph, Patrick, Mary

Catherine & Sarah


CHAPEL (probably Chappell)

Benjamin (1822-1899), Rebecca (1822-1913), Jemima, Elizabeth, Alice, Joseph

Henry Smart (1843-1924) & his wife Maria nee Hainsworth (1844-1915)

CLARK (also written Clarke)
James, Patrick, Ann, James, Winifred

CLEGG (also written Glegg & Glogg)
James & Grace



John, Mary, Mary Ann & George

Robert & Jane
(also written Robert & Sarah)

CUMMING (also written Coming)
John & Mary

Catherine & Sarah

DAUBERY (also written Danbury)

DAVEY (also written Davy)
William, Elizabeth

Elizabeth, William, Angeline


George & Emma

Joshan, George, Jacob

John, Mary, Eliza, Hannah, Kate

DIXON (written Dickson)

William, Jane & Mary Maria

Levi, Eliza, Emma, Alfred, and Maria
Joshua, George & Jacob


Mary Ann, W, J

James, Margaret, John, Harriet

FAWKEN (also written Fawkes)

FOYDON (also written Toyden)
Henry, Elizabeth, Harry, Robert, Sarah, Sarah

Mary Ann, Richard Thomas,Harriet, and Eliza

Francis, Alice & Thomas

William, Letty, Amy & Alfred

GIBLING (also written Gibbling)

John & Charlotte

Francis E


Thomas, Harriett & Eliza

HALLADAY (also written Halliday)
Samuel, Jane, John, Thomas & James

HAMLEY (also written Humley)
William W

Catherine, Mary, John

Daniel, Martha & Rebecca

Joseph (1820-1919) & his wife Margaret nee Metcalf (1825-1866), from County Armagh and 10 of his 11 children: William John (1846-), Edward (1847-), Joseph (1849-), Margaret Metcalf 'Maggie' (1851-), Wesley (1853-), Metcalf (1855-), Robert (1858-), Samuel Edward (1862-), Judith Ann (1862-) & Martha (1864-).
They had another child born in NZ the year after they arrived. Margaret died soon after the birth. Joseph remarried to a widow with 8 children and together had another 5 children. Good family tree here

Eliza, Edward, Ellen, James

Alice & Alice

Joseph, Mary Ann

HILL (or Hills)
Edwin, Sophia, Laura & Ann/Amy
Sophia & Jerry

Robert, Mary, Peter (also John?)

James & Sarah

JOHNSTONE (also written Johnston)
Nicholas, Margaret, John, Margaret, William Saril/Serah

Robert, Maryann & Josiah

Henry, Ellen & Grace

KENNOT (also written Kamot)
Peter, Elizabeth

Anne, Rosa
William, Sarah, William

LEA (also see Lee)

LEE (also see Lea)
George & Sarah

Charles, Joshua, Francis

Alexander, Alice, Mary

LEVER (also written Leaver)
Robert (1831-) & his wife Elizabeth Ann nee Platts (1834-) from Cheshire & daughter Ann (1860-)

LEVY (also written as Dale)
John, Elizabeth, Gertrude, Walter Dale

William & Elizabeth

Joseph & Frances

MAN (also written Men)
Thomas & Ann


Alfred, Mary Ann, Thomas W

James, Harriet & James Edward


McGREGOR (also written Macgregor)
Charles, Sarah & Edith

MELL (also written Mill)
Maria, Ann & John
(also Maria Ann & John)


Michael, Ann, Patrick, John

William H.


James, Richard, Sarah, Albert, Richard, John, William, George


Horatio & Martha

Daniel, Emma,
John, Marian, William, Elizabeth, Richard
Susannah, Francis, Martin/Marion


NOBES (also written Noble)
Aaron, Ann, George, Sarah, Thomas

NORRIS (also written Novice)
Emma, George, Thomas, Arabela, John, Jane, Joseph

John, Ann, Joseph, William & Mary

John, Eliza


PENTILUNA (also written Pentluan & Peunenulia)
Alexander, Mary, William

William H.

Jonathan & Elizabeth

Robert, Elizabeth, James

Mary Ann, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Sarah, George

George, Sarah & Thomas

PRIKE (also written Pricke)

Peter & Sarah

John & Eliza

REID (also written Read)
Joseph, Emma, Eliza

William, Eliza, William, Mary

Hannah, Joseph, Mary, Mary, William

ROTHERELL (also written Rothwell)

Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Sarah & George

Elizabeth, John, Henry, Matthew, Moses, Daniel
Thomas, Mary, Mary & Emmanuel

William & Selina

SAIRES (also written Sales/Sais)

William, Ann, Thomas & Mary

SARES (maybe Saires)

Henry, Ann & Eliza




John, James, John, Edward, Martin, Elizabeth

Edward & Victoria

Thomas C. 'Tom'

James, Martha, Louisa

George, Elizabeth, Joseph

STANTON (also written Staunton)
James, Martha & Louisa (Louisa was 1 of the 12 children who died on board)

STEPHENS (also under Stevens)
Edward, Sarah, Frances, Louisa

Rosa & Louisa


TAYLOR (could be 2 or more families)
Anna, Sarah
Edward, Sarah & Jacob
James, William & Thomas
Mary Ann
Richard, Jane, Thomas & William
Samuel, Elizabeth
Thomas, Charlotte & Henry

TEMPERLEY (also written TImperley)
Samuel, Lucy, Harriet, Peter, Ida, Jane

William & Elizabeth

Arthur, Charles, Elizabeth
William, Mary, Henry, Rachael

James, Marian, Catherine, Godfrey

TREENON (also written Treeson)
Thomas, Emma, Hannah, Anna

TRENWITH (possibly Trenworth)

John, Jane, John, Edward, Martin & Elizabeth

TREWORTH (also written Trueworth)
Eliza, Eliza A, Eliza

H & J

Jane, Marion, Catherine & Godfrey

TWEEDLE (also written Tweeddale)
Thomas, William & Ann

USHAN (also written Uswam)
Thomas, Margaret, Sarah

George, Louisa, Harriet & George


Thomas, Alice, Edmond/Edward, William, Richard & Alice

George, Mary, Alice & Eva

John, Ann, Stephen & Martha

Alfred, Robert, William, George, Eliza
George, Eliza, Florence & Mary

WHYLIE (also written Wylie)


George, Letitia & William Charles

John, Fanny and John

WOULDS (also written Wouldes)
Matthew (1835-1925), Ann (1834-1910) & Thomas

taken from The Lancashire Witch

Charles Dixon + Alice Choat + Adelaide Bowyer + Joseph Colquhoun + Ada Bishop

also read the comments on the request .. "trying to find out about the spouses of Charles Alfred Dixon" .. by gayecolquhoun who wrote:- born 1876 in Waimate North to Hazar Dixon died 1918 in Auckland of influenza had 1 son Cyril born 1916. Charles had 5 children to my Grandmother (Adalaide Bowyer) before Cyril was born and we have been told that he may have been married before and had other children

The life and times of ...
He was born 26 Nov 1876, the 1st of 16 children of Hazar Dixon (1846-1916) & Maud Eveline Clark (1858-1932)
He was a Road Overseer with the Manukau County Council
Charles married ALICE BEATRICE CHOAT (1881-1958) on 5 Sep 1900 at her father's residence, Puketona, Kawakawa
* Alice was born 27 April 1881, 1 of 10 known children of James Fawcett/Faucett Choat (1854-1934) & Susannah Beatrice Green (1863-1937)
the children of Charles Dixon & Alice Choat
* 1902 - 1902 unnamed baby Dixon
* 1904 - 1949 Eric Clark Dixon
* 1906 - 1986 Dudley James Dixon
* 1908 - 1983 Edgar Lloyd Dixon
* 1910 - 1990 Myrtle Beatrice Dixon
* 1912 - 1989 Joyce Dixon
* 1914 - 1984 Donald Hazar Dixon
* 1916 - 1993 Cyril Sydney Dixon
* 1918 - 2009 Mabel Laura Dixon

At the same time, Charles Alfred Dixon fathered 5 children with:
Adelaide was born in Kaeo, 3 July 1892, the 9th of 11 children of Thomas Hansen Bowyer (1853-1915) & Emma Louisa Irving (1859-1937), both also of Paihia, Bay of Islands
Adelaide's father Thomas was born in Kaeo, 1 of 13 children of Samuel Sydney Bowyer (1819-1891) from NSW & Harriet Eliza Hansen (1824-1911). His mother Harriet was born in Russell, Northland to Thomas Hansen, making her family probably the earliest settlers of NZ
Adelaide's mother Emma was a daughter of Walter Augustus Irving (1835-1892) from NSW and of Ngahuia Emarama Kemara (1824-1911) from Bay of Islands. Her mother Emma died in Aug 1937.. The death has occurred at Whangaroa of Mrs Emma Bowyer, aged 80, widow of Mr Thomas Bowyer. She was a direct descendant of the Ngapuhis. She was born at Waitangia and lived the early part of her life there with her grandparents. After her marriage to Mr Bowyer, she went to live at Kaeo, where she resided until her death. Mrs Bowyer is survived by six daughters and three sons, 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The other children Charles fathered
(see complete list on birth timeline at end)
* NZ BDM has 5 children born to Adelaide Leslie Bowyer, 4 with unknown fathers
the children of Adelaide Bowyer & Charles
* 1913 - 1965 Violet Alma Dixon Bowyer
- Violet's father was registered as Charles Alfred, surname registered as Bowyer, but note her middle name
* 1914 - 1999 Leo Lenard Bowyer
* 1915 - 1985 Ida Elaine Bowyer
* 1916 - 1985 Lyall Charles Bowyer
* 1919 - 2011 Pauline Leslie Bowyer
see Birthday Timeline at end

Auckland Star, 16 Nov 1918
Information has been received of the death of Mr Charles Dickson(sic) at Otahuhu, the death from influenza pneumonia, which occurred this morning in the prevailing epidemic. The deceased was a married man with a family. He was taken ill at his residence, East Tamaki and removed to the hospital at Otahuhu. For a number of years Mr Dickson has been foreman of works for the Manukau County Council and was recognised as a thoroughly competent man for that position. He was most popular throughout Manukau County and in him the Council lose a most valuable member of its staff. Another of the Manukau County Council's employees passed away last Thursday at Mangere in the person of Mr James Marshall, the Mangere Riding road foreman
Auckland Weekly News, 19 Nov 1918
, Charles Alfred, died on 16 November 1918 at Otahuhu Hospital, of influenza. Charles Alfred Dixon of East Tamaki, eldest son of the late Mr Hazar Dixon of Kamo, late of Waimate North, Bay of Islands; aged 42, son and brother of Laura and Milly.
* Charles died in the Otahuhu Temporary Hospital, set up to handle the many people struck down during the Flu Pandemic. He was 10 days from 42. He is buried Grave 233, Section 2, at Otahuhu cemetery

* Three years after the death of Charles, on 6 Dec 1921
Adelaide Leslie Bowyer
married Joseph Colquhoun
this was JOSEPH's 2nd marriage
* bigamously as it turns out, as Joseph was not granted a decree nisi from his first wife Ada until 1932, see his notes below
the children of Adelaide & Joseph
* 1922 - 1978 Joseph Patrick Colquhoun
* 1924 - 2002 Vivienne Rose Colquhoun
* 1927 - 1957 James Lawrence Colquhoun
* 1928 - 2002 Donald Lloyd Colquhoun
* 1929 - 1929 unnamed born still Colquhoun (buried Hillsborough)
* 1932 - 2004 Walter Maurice Colquhoun

* Adelaide & Charles's son, Leo Lenard 'Bowyer' enlisted in 1941 as Leo Lenard 'Colquhoun' and served WWII 61943. He listed his address as 75 Ivanhoe Rd., Western Springs, Auckland and his mother Adelaide Colquhoun as his next of kin at same address
* Adelaide & Charles's son, Lyall Charles 'Bowyer' enlisted in 1942 as 'Bowyer' and served as Private WWII 520917 with the Infantry Brigade, 2nd NZEF. He listed his address as 13 Monmouth St., Grey Lynn, Auckland and his wife Muriel Nellie Bowyer as next of kin at 9 Rukatai St., Orakei, Auckland on embarkation
* Adelaide & Joseph's son, Joseph Patrick Colquhoun served in WWII as Sergeant 617708, 3rd NZ Divisional Artillery, 2nd NZEF. He listed his address as 75 Ivanhoe Rd., Western Springs, Auckland and his mother Adelaide Colquhoun as his next of kin at 1 Clayburn Rd., Glen Eden, Auckland

JOSEPH COLHOUN's 1st marriage
to ADA ROSINA BISHOP (1884-1964) on 7 June 1900
possibly born in Somerset, England
There was another Ada Rosina Bishop (1884-1945) also born in 1884, who was living in New Zealand at the same time. Maybe it was this Ada who was born in Somerset? (needs research). This Ada married Frederick Ferdinand Stolz (1884-1976) in 1908 and had: 1909-1969 Edna Sophie Stolz, 1915-2004 Ethel Ada Stolz & 1917-2017 Kathleen Dulcie Stolz. Ada & Frederick died in Wellington and were cremated at Karori
'Our' Ada kept her married name and died as Colquhoun in 1964
the children of Joseph & Ada
* 1900 - 1972 Leonard Robert Colhoun
* 1902 - 1965 Reginald Percy Colhoun
* 1903 - 1903 John Colhoun (aged 4 days, buried as Colquhoun)
* 1904 - Myrtle Ivy Colhoun
* 1906 - 1998 Ethel Gladys Colhoun
* 1909 - 1996 Hazel Adelaide Colquhoun
* Joseph & Ada SEPARATED
Auckland Star, 6 Jan 1913 I will not be responsible for any debts contracted in my name after this date - Joseph Colquhoun.

After the separation ADA had a de facto relationship with Daniel Joseph Donovan (1883-1917) and had 2 children:
* 1914 - Nellie Rose Colquhoun (father not named)
* 1915 - 1995 Daniel John Colquhoun (father not named)
On 15 Nov 1916 Daniel Joseph Donovan (Ada's partner) embarked for war. He served as Corporal 33023, 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He listed Ada Rose Colquhoun as his next of kin, at 57 Vermont St., Ponsonby. His added biographical information has that he was the father of Daniel John Donovan of Mount Eden (presuming it refers to his son Daniel John Colquhoun born 1915).
Daniel Joseph Donovan was killed in action, 4 Oct 1917 at Ypres, Belgium and his memorial is at Tyne Cot Memorial
In 1941 Daniel John Colquhoun (Ada's son) served in WWII 46650, he listed his mother Ada as next of kin living at 7 Richborne St., Mt Albert

Joseph Colquhoun (Ada's estranged husband) served in WWI as Rifleman 15340 with the 9th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company, NZ Rifle Brigade. When he embarked from Wellington on 26 July 1916 he had listed his occupation as Tram Conductor and his next of kin as his wife Ada Rosina Colquhoun, 80 Lincoln St., Ponsonby, Auckland.

Joseph & Ada get DIVORCED..
Auckland Star, 19 May 1932
On the ground of mutual separation extending over the statutory period of three years or more, decree nisi was granted to Ada Rosina Colhoun against Joseph Colhoun

* FIRST .. it is thought that Joseph, or some other member of the family, has changed the spelling of their name from Colhoun to Colquhoun. Although the spelling has changed over time I now believe it was not a deliberate act on anyone's part. On the ship's list of 1879 they are Colquhoun. Some ancestors are Colhoun, as are some descendants. I believe it was the record-keepers along the way. Best example is one of Joseph's children who was born & registered as Colhoun yet when he died 4 days later he was buried as Colquhoun. To save further confusion I will add the spelling that is found on official records. If you are a family member you can decide.
born 28 June 1875 in Ballybo, Donegal, a son of Andrew Colquhoun (1833-1903) & Nancy 'Annie' Smith (1834-1898). Andrew & Annie married about 1851 in Letterkenny, Donegal. On the 29 May 1879 they, and their family listed below (except Maria Louisa), boarded the ship "City of Agra" in London (Captain Young) and sailed for Auckland. They arrived on 8 Sep 1879, the passage taking 105 days.
the known children of Andrew & Annie
(those in grey did not arrive to NZ)
(treat birth dates & locations with caution until verified)
1 1854 - Catherine Colquhoun
2 1858 - 1885 Andrew Smith Colquhoun
Born 31 Jan 1858 in Manorcunningham
Andrew married Matilda Johnson (1862-1906) in 1881
* Matilda was born in Magherafelt, County Londonderry to Walter Johnson (1830-1900) & Florence Leary (1832-1902), who both died in Belfast. However, a sister, Margaret Johnson (1855-1925) also came to NZ
Andrew & Matilda had 3 children
(born Thames, Coromandel)
1882 - 1944 Ernest Walter Colhoun (died NSW)
1883 - 1953 Florence May Colhoun (died Whangarei)
1885 - 1909 Vincent Herbert Colhoun (died typhoid Whangarei)
* Andrew was the head teacher at Tararu school. He was one of 4 men who drowned in the Thames River Channel in May 1885 whilst on their way to do some duck-shooting.
* Matilda remarried in 1899 to John Flanagan (1860-June 1906, buried Mangatainoka). They had a daughter, 1901-1987 Amelia Winifred Annie Flanagan. Matilda died 10 April 1906 aged 44 after a short illness and is buried Tararu cemetery, Thames with 1st husband Andrew
3 1862 - 1934 Maria Louisa 'Mollie' Colquhoun
note Maria is not on the passenger list of the Agra. She was married, in the district of Letterkenny, 2nd Ray Presbyterian Church (outside Manorcunningham) on 24 Feb 1879 to George Taylor. Her mother was a witness. George was full age, Maria was a minor. George signed with an x. Her family left for NZ 3 months later. Maria (re)married in NZ 4 years later as Colquhoun. What happened in those 4 years? What happened to George?
Maria married Timothy Manners (1857-1930) in 1883
Timothy was born Lincolnshire to John Hall Manners (1806-1883) & Elizabeth Leach (1816-1898) who married in Doncaster, Yorkshire and are buried in Otahuhu. They first settled in Thames
Maria & Tim had 11 children
(most born Westport district)
1884 - 1971 Maria Louisa Manners
1885 - 1969 John Hedley Manners
1887 - 1929 Albert Ernest Manners
1889 - 1925 George Lawrence Manners
1893 - Arthur Edgar Manners
1895 - 1900 Amy Virginia Manners (aged 4)
1897 - 1918 Winifred Rosina Manners
1899 - 1871 Lancelot Havelock Manners
1902 - 1903 Norman Victor Colquhoun Manners (6 months)
1903 - 1992 Robert Lynn Manners
1908 - Margaret Manners
* Timothy worked for the Railways. He died in a private hospital in Newtown, Wellington on 16 Jan 1930 aged 73 and is buried Karori
* Maria died 11 March 1934 at 8 Chapman St., Grey Lynn, Auckland and is buried Waikumete
4 1864 - Thomas Colquhoun
5 1866 - 1939 Margaret Annie Colquhoun
Born 4 June 1866 Manorcunningham
Margaret married Nathan Kay (1863-1942) in 1885
* Nathan was born in Kensington, London to Nathaniel 'Nathan' (1820-1899) & Rachael (1821-1885) Kay. The family arrived into Auckland on the 'Ernestina' 19 Feb 1865 (with 380 other passengers), having left London 26 Oct 1864. Also his sisters, Maria (1851-1930), Jane Ellen (1855-1930), Sarah (1854-1948) & Annie. They first settled in Thames but later moved to Conquest Place, Parnell, Auckland where Nathan snr worked in the Parnell Soap Factory
NOTE A rather humorous (now) incident involving Nathan Kay senior who, as a member of the jury during the murder trial of Mr Volkner in 1866, decided to go home for the night, in the middle of the case, at the evening adjournment. He received a month in the common gaol with hard labour.
Margaret & Nathan had 10 children
1886 - 1954 Olive Rachael Kay
1887 - 1972 Alice Norma Kay
1889 - 1955 Millicent Ida Kay
1891 - 1891 Percy Reginald Kay (7 months)
1893 - 1975 Marguerita Nathalie Kay
1895 - 1971 Nelson Stuart Kay
1898 - 1972 Norman Effingham Kay
1900 - 1998 Margaret Winifred 'Margie' Kay (twin)
1900 - 1988 Cecil Robert (twin)
1904 - 1988 Ivy Kathleen Kay
Nathan worked at the Ellerslie Borough Council. They lived in Thames and later at 65 Gladstone Rd., Parnell
* Margaret died 16 Dec 1939 in Auckland Hospital aged 73. She is buried in Hillsborough
* Nathan died 9 Oct 1942 aged 79 and is buried with her in Plot 489, Block B, Area 11
6 1868 - 1928 John Smith Colquhoun
Born 26 Oct 1868 in Manorcunningham?
John married Barbara Anna Gerrand (1872-1958) in 1890
* Barbara was 1 of 12 children of James Gerrand (1831-1924) of Scotland & Mary Ann Frederica Iffland (1851-1931) of NSW who settled in Rangiriri
The children of John & Barbara
1891 - 1985 Mary Agnes Colquhoun
1893 - 1929 Walter Thomas Colhoun
1896 - 1954 James Alfred Colhoun
1896 - Eileen Margaret Colhoun
1902 - 1987 Muriel Evelyn Margaret Colhoun
1906 - 1988 Kathleen Barbara Colhoun
* John died in Hamilton & buried Ngaruawahia
NZ Herald, 25 July 1928
COLHOUN - At Waikato Hospital, on July 23, John Smith, beloved husband of Barbara Colhoun, late headmaster of Ngaruawahia School; aged 59. The funeral will leave Masonic Hall, Ngaruawahia, at 2p.m. to-day (Wednesday).
* Barbara died 6 July 1958 aged 86 and is buried with him
7 1871 - 1956 Catherine 'Kate' Colquhoun
- Kate was attending Mangere school in 1886. She never married and died 13 May 1956. Buried Waikumete as Colhoun
8 1873 - 1933 Rosina Harvey Colquhoun
Rosina married Frederick 'Fred' Porter (1863-1935) in 1893
the children of Rosina & Fred
1894 - 1975 William Porter
1895 - 1987 Frederick Andrew 'Fred' Porter
1897 - 1990 Ada Annie Porter
1899 - 1988 Henry Porter
1901 - 1923 Ethel Porter
1902 - 1923 Virginia Elfreda Porter
1903 - 1996 Catherine Doris May Porter
* Wedding of Catherine on Boxing Day 1923
* Rosina died at home in Auckland aged 60
Auckland Star, 18 Oct 1933
PORTER - On October 14 1933, at her late residence, Beresford Street, Pukekohe, Rosina Harvey, dearly beloved sister of Mrs N. Kay, Parnell, Mrs M. L. Manners, Grey Lynn, Joseph and Robert Colhoun, Onehunga. A patient sufferer at rest. she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Colhoun and came to New Zealand when seven years of age. She married Mr Porter at Mangere 41 years ago and six years later they moved to Puni, Pukekohe, where they farmed for 25 years. During the past 10 years they had lived in Pukekohe. Mrs Porter is survived by her husband, three sons, Messrs W. Porter and H. Porter of Pukekohe and Mr F. A. Porter of Puni and two daughters, Mrs W. H. Perry of Bombay and Mrs F. Hubbard of Pukekohe.
* Fred died 29 Nov 1935 and is buried with her
9 1874 - Mary Colquhoun
10 1875 - 1963 Joseph Colquhoun
- born 28 June 1875 in Ballybo, featured here
11 1877 - 1938 Robert 'Bob' Colquhoun
Born 23 May 1877 in Ballybo, Donegal
Robert married Jessie 'Jess' Lidgard (1885-1977) in 1904
* Jess was born in Thames, Coromandel, the 13th of 13 children of Joseph Lidgard (1837-1910) & Betsy Sands (1843-1934) who were from Lincolnshire, England & buried Shortland cemetery, Thames
the known children of Bob & Jess
1904 - 1986 Mervyn Vincent Colhoun
1906 - 1943 Robert Desmond 'Des' Colhoun
1908 - 1997 Myrtle 'Ina' Jessie Colhoun
1915 - 1983 Raymond Joffre 'Ray' Colhoun
19?? - 'Betty' Colhoun (married Jack Lewis)
* Robert died 28 Oct 1938 aged 61
NZ Herald, 29 Oct 1938
COLHOUN - On October 28, at his residence, 57 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Robert, beloved husband of Jessie and father of Mervyn, Bes, Ina, Ray and Betty; aged 62 years. Late Auckland Tramways. Also 1st Tunnelling Corps, 4/1337, N.Z.E.F.
Robert is buried at Waikaraka. "Inscription reads 4/1337 Cpl R Colhoun Engineers NZEF died 25-10-1938 aged 61".
* Jess died 17 August 1977 in Thames. Burial not found
12 1878 - 1977 Thomas Samuel Colquhoun
Born 1 November 1878
Thomas married Annie Grace Payne (1889-1935) in 1919
* Annie died 13 Oct 1935 aged 62 and is buried Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville with 20 year old son John Samuel Colhourn (1921-1942)
* Thomas died 2 Feb 1977 aged 98 in Lower Hutt. He is buried at Taita Lawn Cemetery
13 1882 - 1882 Elizbaeth Colquhoun
Born in Auckland 2 Oct 1882, Elizabeth died 23 Nov aged 7 weeks
* Andrew & Annie settled in Mangere.
* Annie died 20 Feb 1898 at home in Mangere aged 64
* Andrew Colhoun died on 7 Dec 1903 aged 72 at the home of his daughter & son-in-law, Margaret & Nathan Kay. He is buried in Mangere

of the children of Charles Alfred Dixon

I list this to show the children to both Alice & Adelaide
1 1902 - 1902 unnamed baby Dixon
- born 8 Jan 1902, Alice aged 20 - Charles aged 25
2 1904 - 1949 Eric Clark Dixon
- born 8 Oct 1904, Alice aged 23 - Charles aged 27
3 1906 - 1986 Dudley James Dixon
- born 10 Jan 1906, Alice aged 25 - Charles aged 29
4 1907 - 1983 Edgar Lloyd Dixon
- born 20 March 1907, Alice aged 26 - Charles aged 30
5 1910 - 1990 Myrtle Beatrice Dixon
- born 21 Sep 1910, Alice aged 29 - Charles aged 33
6 1912 - 1989 Joyce Dixon
- born 11 Nov 1912, Alice aged 31 - Charles aged 35
7 1913 - 1965 Violet Alma Dixon Bowyer
- born 20 May 1913, Adelaide aged 20 - Charles aged 36
8 1914 - 1999 Leo Lenard Bowyer
- born 2 July 1914, Adelaide, day before her 22nd - Charles aged 37
9 1914 - 1984 Donald Hazar Dixon
- born 15 Nov 1914, Alice aged 33 - Charles aged 37
10 1915 - 1985 Ida Elaine Bowyer
- born 23 Oct 1915, Adelaide aged 23 - Charles aged 38
11 1916 - 1993 Cyril Sydney Dixon
- born 8 Sep 1916, Alice aged 35 - Charles aged 39
12 1916 - 1985 Lyall Charles Bowyer
- born 12 Dec 1916, Adelaide aged 24 - Charles aged 40
13 1918 - 2009 Mabel Laura Dixon
- born 12 Aug 1918, Alice aged 37 - Charles aged 41
14 1919 - 2011 Pauline Leslie Bowyer
- born 25 Jan 1919, Adelaide aged 26 - Charles deceased 2 months

* Charles Alfred Dixon died 16 Nov 1918 aged 42 and buried Otahuhu
* Adelaide Leslie Colquhoun died 9 June 1950 aged 58 and buried Waikumete
* Alice Beatrice Dixon died 24 Aug 1958 aged 77 and buried Kawakawa
* Joseph Colquhoun died 28 July 1963 aged 88 and buried Waikumete Service Area
* Ada Rosina Colquhoun died 8 April 1964 aged 80 and buried Mangere Lawn

at Waikumete

16 children of Hazar Dixon, Whangarei

a work in progress - can you help
Hazar Dixon (1846-1916)
* was born Dec 1846 in Huntingdonshire, England to Charles Dixon (1812-1895) & Sarah Sharman (1814-1897). He arrived into Auckland on 2 June 1865 on the 'Lancashire Witch' (his name is entered as Hazar Dickson)
* He married Maud Eveline Clark (1858-1932) on 7 Feb 1876, in Paihia, Kaeo, Bay Of Islands
* Maud was born in Clanfield, Hampshire, England
* Hazar was working for the Kamo Town Board as Pound Keeper, Sanitary Inspector and Sexton for two days a week with a salary of £45 a year extra at 6d per day

The known children of Hazar & Maud
... 1 1876 - 1918 Charles Alfred Dixon
* Charles married Alice Beatrice Choat (1881-1958) in 1900
they had 9 children
* At the same time Charles fathered 5 children with Adelaide Leslie Bowyer (1892-1950)
much more at his link above
... 2 1878 - Henry Dixon

... 3 1879 - 1963 Laura Pamela Dixon
Laura had a son
1900 - 1993 Rupert David Dixon McLeod
* Rupert was adopted by William & Sarah McLeod
Laura married Richard Wallbank (1878-1913) in 1903
known children of Laura & Richard
1903 - 1984 Mavis Maud Wallbank (Australia)
1907 - 1909 Nellie Wallbank (aged 2)
1911 - 1980 Laura Pamela Wallbank
* Richard died 5 Jan 1913 Whangarei hospital aged 34
Northern Advocate, 6 Jan 1913
An unexpected death occurred at the hospital yesterday morning. Mr Richard Wallbank, eldest son of Mr and Mrs T. Wallbank(another article says son of W. Wallbank), of Mairtown (Whangarei), was admitted to the institution to undergo an operation for appendicitis. The operation was performed successfully, but Mr Wallbank failed to rally and he passed away at about one p'clock. The deceased leaves a widow and two young children. The funeral took place this afternoon
* Laura next married Thomas MacKinnon in 1914
known children of Laura & Thomas
1914 - 1914 John Thomas MacKinnon (7 hours)
1916 - 2006 Dorothy Margaret MacKinnon
* Laura died 11 Feb 1963 aged 83
* Thomas died 16 March 1987 aged 93
They are buried together Plot 1182, Lawn 18 at Forest Lawn, Whangarei

... 4 1881 - Annie Dixon

... 5 1881 - George Dixon

... 6 1882 - 1969 Isabel Mary Dixon
* Isabel married Arthur William Curtis (1875-1955) in 1902
the children of Isabel & Arthur
1903 - Arthur William Curtis
1904 - James Henry Curtis
1905 - Clyde Curtis
1907 - Tui Kate Evelyn Curtis
1909 - Eva Muriel Curtis
1910 - Ward Pynder Curtis
1912 - Kenneth Clyde Curtis
1914 - Massey Liverpool Curtis
* Arthur died 29 Sep 1955 aged 80
* Isabel died 8 Aug 1969 aged 88
They are buried Plot 9 & 10, Row 25, Section 19 Tauranga

... 7 1884 - 1940 Millicent 'Milly' Dixon
* Milly married John Sanders McKeown (1874-1944) in 1909
the known children of Milly & John
1909 - John Willis McKeown
1911 - Henry McKeown
1914 - Joyce McKeown
1917 - Agnes Mary McKeown
* Milly died 27 Jan 1940 aged 55
* John died 18 Dec 1944 aged 70
They are buried Plot 216, Row 13, Block G at Hautapu, Cambridge

... 8 1886 - 1934 Nellie Dixon
* possibly married William Gladstone Wilson

... 9 1887 - 1984 Daisy Hannah Dixon
* Daisy married Ernest George Stainton (1893-1959) in 1919
Ernest was a son of Joseph Thomas Stainton (1853-1944) & Alice Augusta Potter (1861-1950), from England & buried Hillsborough. Ernest embarked in 1917 for WWI as Private 49746 with the 28th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company, NZEF. His next of kin was his father at Robertson Road, East Mangere, Auckland
* Ernest died 17 Sep 1959 aged 66 and is buried at Purewa.
* Daisy died 1984 aged

... 10 1889 - 1980 Emma Patience Dixon
* Emma married Leo Joseph Smith (1880-1951) in 1920
Wanganui Chronicle, 25 June 1951
Leo Joseph - died 23 June 1951 aged 71 years, at Wanganui; husband of Emma Patience
Wanganui Chronicle, 19 Dec 1980
Emma Patience - died 18 December 1980 aged 91 years at home, 6 Mason Terrace, Wanganui

... 11 1899 - 1984 Arley Phyllis Dixon
* Arley married John William Van Dyk in 1918. They divorced in 1920. Arley is recorded at death, 18 Jan 1984, as Aileen Phyllis Swepson and her ashes interred at Purewa, Block M, Row 32, Plot 43, with Horace Brin/Binnie Swepson (1898-1971)

... 12 1890 - 1963 Robert Charles Dixon
* possibly married Dorothy Kathleen Sargisson in 1932 and later divorced

... 13 1891 - Tom Dixon

... 14 1893 - Ida Maud Dixon

... 15 1896 - 1897 Dorothy Beatrice 'Jack' Dixon
NZ Herald, 6 Feb 1897
DIXON - On January 26, at Okakake, Waimate North, Dorothy Beatrice (Jack), youngest daughter of Hazar and Maude Dixon, aged one year and 12 days. Dearly loved and most deeply regretted. Safe in the arms of Jesus. My Jack, I loved you so - Maude Eveline Dixon, mother

... 16 1897 - 1975 Dulcie Mildred Elaine Dixon
* Dulcie married William Quick Pallet (1894-) in 1915. They were living at Kaikohe in 1919. She was a widow by the 1928 Electoral Roll living at 60 Newton Rd., Eden Terrace. She was a married woman in 1949 as Dulcie Mildred May, 9 Farnham St., Parnell with Donald Samuel a carpenter and her son Lyston William Pallet (1915-1983), a sheet metal worker. It was the same household in 1957.
* Dulcie died 8 Feb 1975 and is buried Mangere

Hazar was involved in many of his community activities and was often in the Magistrate's Court for one thing or another
21 Nov 1892 He was a Poultry Judge at the Bay of Islands Pastoraland Spring Show
19 Oct 1894 James Rae v Hazar Dixon claimed £10 4s 6s but Hazar did not appear and judgment was given for £1 13s
27 July 1899 W. C. Dennes Ltd received their claim against Hazar for £4 & costs 1 6s
3 Aug 1900 Judgement was given to E. C. Pilkington against Hazar for £4 18s & cost £1 6s
10 Oct 1907 Totman and Beckett v Hazar Dixon £2 16s 8d
On 22 June 1910 Hazar was one of many of the town folk who signed the petition in favour of the renewal of a slaughter-house license to the Whangarei Meat Cupply Co., Ltd on Otaika Road.
13 Dec 1910 A claim by the Great Northern Brewery Co for £100 10 wasa adjourned until Jan 1911. On the same day Samuel Rawnsley against his son-in-law Richard Wallbank for £3 5s

Hazar Dixon, of Kamo road, Whangarei, died 21 Sep 1916 aged 68 at the Whangarei District Hospital
Northern Advocate, 22 Sep 1916
The death occurred yesterday, at the Whangarei Hospital, of Mr Hazar Dixon, who had obtained the age of 68 years. Nr Dixon, who was highly esteemed, had resided for some 30 years at Kamo, where he acted for a long time as sexton and poundkeeper. Much sympathy will be expressed with those of the relatives who remain to mourn their loss, in the persons of Mrs Dixon and several children. The interment will take place at the Ketenikau cemetery next Sunday afternoon.
Hazar is buried Block VI, Row 3, Plot 12

Maud Eveline Dixon died 26 Feb 1932 aged 73 at Arthur street, Newmarket, Auckland
Maud is buried Area 10, Block A, Plot 262 at Hillsborough

Stephen Caudle of Caudletown, Tokomairiro (Milton)

Tokomairiro, now Milton, was founded in 1850 and was an important town in early Otago mainly due to its location on the route to the goldfields and also for the Bruce Woollen Mills, which were among the province's largest factories. The town was connected to the national railway network in the early 1870s when the Main South Line was built through the town.
An early claim to fame for Tokomairiro was its pottery, often regarded as some of the country's finest. Clay is a plentiful natural resource in South Otago and potteries were a major employer in the late 19th century throughout South Otago and Southland. Between 1873 and 1915 numerous pottery works operated from the area, starting with William White's short-lived Tokomairiro Steam Pottery Works, reputedly the first industrial kilns in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Milton Pottery works was rescued in 1880 by former Mayor of Dunedin (1876) Charles Stephen Reeves. The industry reached its height in the 1880s, at which time five kilns were operating and over 40 staff were employed, producing building materials such as bricks and tiles, sanitary ceramics such as washbasins and domestic and decorative dinner sets, vases and jars.

It was in Tokomairiro that Stephen Caudle (1819-1887) married Catherine Theresa Caldbeck (1831-1920) on 31 Aug 1863
NOTE when looking for this family, New Zealand BDM has the details of this name as Candle 😕
their known children
1864 - 1865 Stephen Caudle (died in March)
1865 - 1920 Stephen Caudle (born in Sept)
1867 - 1954 Susannah 'Susan' Caudle
1870 - 1873 Lucy Caudle
1872 - 1873 Catherine Caudle
1881 - 1934 William Caudle

* Stephen was in Waihola before 1861 when he was in business with Joseph Barrett in a boarding house. See 1902 in Timeline below

Bruce Herald, 3 April 1867
. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Council was held last night. Two accounts were passed, for the use of carriages on the occasion of the Governor's Visit .. Brick Account, Stephen Caudle £8 14s, passed

Bruce Herald, 20 June 1873
At Tokomairiro, on 16th June, Catherine, infant daughter of Stephen Caudle, aged 12 months. On 18th June, Lucy, daughter of Stephen Caudle, aged 3 years and 4 months. Both of whooping-cough.

Bruce Herald, 3 July 1874

Mr S. Caudle, brickmaker, has now in course of erection in his garden at Helensbrook, a brick wall 180ft in length and 12ft in height, in the construction of which no less than 34,000 bricks will be used. The special purpose for which this wall is being erected is the growth of peaches, for which purpose the spot chosen is as favorable as any in the district. Mr Caudle informs us that he purposes devoting his future attention and energies more exclusively to gardening operation than hitherto, of which fact the wall referred to is a palpable sign.

Clutha Leader, 26 Aug 1875
TOKOMAIRIRO POTTERY FIELDS Despite the gloomy anticipations of those who form the non-progressive class in the Tokomairiro district in relation to the success of the pottery art, from the failure of the formation of the Royal Pottery Company, we have great pleasure in pointing out the stand taken by Mr W. M. White in the resolve now formed to carry the works on by himself .. Mr Peter McGill has also commenced to make bricks for buildings he contemplates erecting bye and bye; while the well known Stephen Caudle is still engaged at his brick works down the road ..

Bruce Herald, 31 Oct 1882

Mr Stephen Caudle has expressed to us his opinion that the renunciation of the Woollen Factory project was premature. Mr Caudle informs us that he was and still is, prepared to supply all bricks required for the buildings either upon credit for three years, or to take out the value in shares. We should not be surprised to hear of the site and timber being offered on the same or similar terms.

Bruce Herald, 10 June 1887

Everybody will be pleased to know that Mr Stephen Caudle has invested in a new horse and that his well-known chariot will henceforward be drawn by a regular spanker. The ancient animal which has faithfully discharged its onerous duties for so many years will, we understand, be exported along with a draft of valuable animals which will shortly be sent to India as remounts for the cavalry.

Bruce Herald, 14 June 1887
- To The Editor .. this would indeed be a veritable illustration of the early days of Queen Victoria. As an antiquated three-decker could not well be procured for the procession, the captain might be induced to mount Mr Stephen Caudle's antique horse, which, like himself, is on the retired list, but always ready for active service when called upon by its country ..

Bruce Herald, 29 July 1887

It is with profound melancholy and sincere regret that we record the death of Mr Stephen Caudle's horse. The animal deserves to be enshrined among the noble army of martyrs. Old identities remember him a quarter of a century ago and then he bore every indication of having done royal service in his time. He was an aged animal when first he proudly drew his owner about Tokomairiro Plains. He may even have celebrated his jubilee before he set foot on these shores. He was a bay, but his memory is green. He flourished like a bay tree, but has been cut down like the grass. Requieshorse in pace - Just at this moment we are credibly informed the horse was only 35 years old. He was more juvenile than we thought him. Ah, well! "Whom the gods love die young"

Bruce Herald, 30 August 1887

CAUDLE - At Caudletown, Tokomairiro, on Monday, August 29th, Stephen Caudle; aged 68 years

Bruce Herald, 30 Aug 1887
Mr Stephen Caudle, who has been ailing for the last month or two, expired yesterday afternoon. Mr Caudle was one of the earliest settlers on the Plain; He carried on a brick manufactory for many years. Latterly he has devoted all his attention to the cultivation of fruit and vegetables and had one of the best gardens in the district. He was highly respected by an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral will take place at the Church of England Cemetery on Thursday.

Otago Daily Times, 31 Aug 1887
The Bruce Herald records the death of Mr Stephen Caudle, one of the earliest settlers on the Tokomairiro Plain. He carried on a brick manufactory for many years, but latterly he had devoted himself to the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter

Bruce Herald, 20 Jan 1888
The average attendance at the Sunday services has been well maintained, that of the morning being 76 and of the evening 86. At the week-day evening service, the average attendance was 25. During the year the Parsonage house has been completed through the generosity of Mr Finch, bu the erection of the verandah. Both the Parish as a whole and the Incumbent individually owe a debt of gratitude to Mr Finch for his loving care of the gardens about the church and parsonage and it is almost needless to say that the church property is the admiration of all who see it.
Since the last meeting the church has to regret the removal by death of two most regular attendants, viz., Mr E. Marryatt (Edward Marryatt 1827-1887) and Mr S. Caudle.
The vestry desire to record their thanks to Messrs Fox and Ransome, lay readers, to Mr Ransome as superintendent and the teachers in the Sunday School, to Mrs Fox as organist and Mr Marryatt and others for trimming and lighting the lamps, to Mr Hodgson for ringing the bell, to Messrs D. Reid and Hollick auditors and to Mrs Mahoney and Misses Scott, Graham and Barrett for cleaning the Church. As the first named ladies undertook the work for the year which has expired only, the Vestry, after some discussion. left the matter in the hands of the Incumbent and Mr Twiss, which has resulted in an arrangement being made with Miss Barrett, whereby she has undertaken to clean the Church and to trim and light the lamps. The Vestry also recommend to their successors the desirability of procuring new lamps before the dark weather sets in .. more at link above

Clutha Leader, 11 Oct 1895
The following tenders were received for the formation of road at Table Hill:- James Ferguson £31 10s; Robert Wilson £45 16s; S. Caudle and Co., £20 18s. It was resolved that S. Caudle and Co.'s tender be accepted.

Clutha Leader, 6 Feb 1896
S. Caudle and Co. wrote that they had completed contract at Table Hill. It had proved heavier than they expected and they asked the council to grant them an additional sum of £8 - resolved that £8 be granted.

Bruce Herald, 19 Sep 1899
The Milton draughts players purpose visiting Lawrence on Wednesday to play the return match. The team will be composed of Messrs T. Bewley, R. Murray, L. Burn, J. R. Parlane, T. Flett junr., J. Parlane, D. McGill, S. Caudle, P. Welsh, John Walsh, R. McKinnon, M. Fleming, J. Burn. Conveyances will leave Reid's yard at 1p.m. sharp.

Bruce Herald, 18 Jan 1901
The clerk reported that he had received a tender from Mr S. Caudle for works near Mr Flett's inlet, unlet at last meeting, offering to work for £10. This he had accepted, that being the amount of estimate.

Bruce Herald,4 June 1901
in the Bruce Woollen Company The following share list, which we have compiled, giving the applicants' names and the number of shares applied for, will no doubt be of interest to our readers:- list shows from P. McGill 1000 shares to S. Caudle, 5 shares

Bruce Herald, 12 Aug 1902
Mr Joseph Barrett, a very old resident of Tokomaririro, died at his residence at Caudletown on Friday morning, at the advanced age of 73 years. Deceased was born in a little village in Wilshire, England and emigrated to Victoria when quite a youth. After spending some time in Victoria he came to New Zealand, landing at Port Chalmers in 1861. Shortly afterwards he opened a boarding house at Waihola, in company with the late Stephen Caudle and also conducted a bakery business. About a year later the partners established a brick kiln on the property now owned by Mr S. Caudle (Stephen's son Stephen) - it being the first of its kind in Tokomairiro. Later the firm established similar works at Milton on the section on which the Milton Potteries now stand and the business was latterly carried on by Mr Barrett on his own account ..

Bruce Herald, 26 Jan 1904
The election of office-bearers aroused more than usual interest. With the exception of the offices of president and secretary, all the offices were contested and the ballot was continually going. The following were duly elected as officers for the year: President J. A. Scott; vice-president J. Vernon; secretary J. R. Lynch; committee - Messrs Caudle, Draper, Hyslop, Hynes, Nichol, Fahey and Barrett; auditors Messrs Barrett and F. Calvey; trustees W. Hyslop and S. Caudle

Bruce Herald, 16 June 1905
WINTER SHOW. In the root vegetable exhibits not one of the committee took a prize. Mr Carruthers from Pukepito and Mr S. Caudle, as the saying goes, "swept the boards."

Otago Daily Times, 24 Dec 1906
The inquest touching the death of James Ferguson, who was killed on Friday afternoon by a fall of death at Clarendon, was held at deceased's residence on Saturday. Mr W. Moore,J.P., acting coroner presided and the jury comprised Messrs Jas. Drinnan (foreman), Rodger Grealish, W. Aitchison, S. Caudle, J. E. Lloyd, T. Kilgariff.

Bruce Herald, 22 Aug 1907
At the usual meeting held on Tuesday evening. On the motion of Mr S. Caudle, it was decided that for the future debates the mover of a Bill be allowed 15 minutes and other speakers to the Bill 10 minutes.

Bruce Herald, 28 Nov 1907
Mr S. Caudle was the purchaser of the late Robert Palmer's house and sections at Helensbrook last Tuesday, The price was £129 (Nov 2017 equivalent of $21,428)

Bruce Herald, 15 June 1908
At the monthly meeting the committee received a letter from Mr A. Nelson who wrote:- With reference to my protest to the prize being awarded to Mr Stephen Caudle for Class II, collection of apples (dessert), at the recent winter show, my main objection was that the exhibit ought to have been disqualified as not being in accordance with the schedule. Fully two-thirds of the apples were well-known cooking varieties and only one-third dessert apples. The Club should in my opinion stoutly object to any attempt to impose on them with regard to any exhibit. The Club are also to blame in nor appointing a judge who knew the difference between dessert and cooking apples. I understand that the exhibits in Classes IX and C were disqualified as not being according to schedule.

Bruce Herald, 21 Nov 1912
In the civil case Edward Cole v Stephen Caudle, claim £25 for failure to complete sale of a building, Mr Thomson asked his Worship to hold over his reserved judgment sine die, as the parties were endeavoring to come to an understanding - Held over accordingly.

Evening Star, 12 March 1920
. CAUDLE - On March 12th, 1920, at Dunedin Hospital, Stephen, dearly beloved son of Catherine and the late Stephen Caudle, of Milton; aged 54 years. "At Rest" Private interment.

Bruce Herald, 18 March 1920

The above gentleman, who was 54 years of age, passed away quietly, after a lingering illness, at the Dunedin Hospital on March 12th. Deceased, who was of a quiet and retiring disposition, was a son of the late Stephen Caudle, after whom a well-known neighbourhood us unofficially named. Born in 1866 (13 Sep 1865), at Caudeltown, he had lived all his life in that vicinity in company with his aged mother, during which time his stirling character and kindly disposition had earned for him the respect of the community. Deceased, who was unmarried had never known a day's illness and his unexpected demise at a comparatively early age cast quite a gloom throughout the district. His generous and inherent mauliness will be missed. He was a keen supporter of the Toko. Horticultural Society and a frequent and successful exhibitor at their shows. In his earlier days he had been an enthusiastic member of the Otago Hussars and a keen draught player. The funeral took place at the Anderson's Bay cemetery, the Rev Canon Small officiating at the graveside.

On 19 September 1920
Six months after the death of her son Stephen, Catherine Theresa Caudle died at Andersons Bay. She is buried in Plot 102, Block 52 with her son

Otago Daily Times, 28 Jan 1922
Four of the members of the crew of the Desert Gold, which will represent Auckland in the race for the Sanders Challenge cup, arrived by the second express from the north last night. The yachtsmen who arrived last night were - Messrs T. Patrick, F. Cloke, E. Lee and W. Caudle

Evening Star, 14 July 1934
William Caudle, seaman, died aboard the vessel while at Port Hutt on the night of July 1. He had previously been attend by the doctor at Waitangi. Stormy weather prevented the landing of the body until the night of July 3, when a short service, which was attended by all the members of the crew and some of the residents, was held on the wharf. Interment took place the following day at the Racecourse Cemetery, Waitangi.

Saint Johns Anglican cemetery at Milton is a long forgotten one. It was initially in the grounds of the first Anglican Church. This Church was demolished when the new Church was built in 1866. The new Church was a long way from the position of the old one - now on the corner of State Highway 1 and Cowper Street in Milton. The old is now just a paddock on Back Road. Fairfax Cemetery was opened in 1854 so most burials were made there after the closure of the Anglican St John's Cemetery. It still belongs however, to the Anglican Church, with surviving records being held at the Hocken Library in Dunedin.There are many more burials in this cemetery than are recorded in the surviving records. Attempts are being made to restore the Cemetery, and garner information about those buried there. With even the configuration of burials unclear, a ground penetrating radar is to be used to build a map of the site before the end of 2015. After this is done contact with descendants both locally and nationally will be made where possible. Then restoration will be started which will include signage and a kiosk also a memorial made with the names, where known, of those buried. There are 60 known burials on the site dated from 1860 to about 1929. Over 100 burials are known or suspected to have taken place.
* In 2016 a surprising number of bodies were found and removed during the recent exhumation project to identify early South Otago people in unmarked graves. Skeletal remains and coffin furniture uncovered in a Milton cemetery research project to be analysed at the University of Otago, Dunedin
* In July 2017 a project was being undertaken in partnership with a local community group called Tokomairiro Project 60 (TP60) and the Anglican Church. A public meeting to unveil the initial findings and individual life histories of some of the people buried at the cemetery ..

A great read on MILTON written in 1905 mentions many of the names above, includes photos

Township of Tokomairiro
As it looked when the Caudle family lived there

TOPP Brides New Zealand

TOPP BRIDES 1869-1938
* Topp Grooms

Ada Frances Freeth Topp (1902-1964)
* daughter of Alfred Bethridge Topp & Ada Frances Freeth
married Elwin Gascoyne Greenwood in 1931

Alfreda Bethridge Topp (1904-)
* daughter of Alfred Bethridge Topp & Ada Frances Freeth
married Wyndham Grady in 1928

Alice Mary Topp (1869-1941)
* daughter of John Bethridge Topp & Martha Matilda Adams
married John Gower in 1913

Annie Topp
married Albert Henry Stone (1877-1944) in 1907
their known children
1908 - William Leslie Stone
1910 - Vera Evelyn Stone
1914 - Olive Myrtle Stone
1917 - Albert Lawrence Stone

Caroline Agnes Topp (1887-1946)
* daughter of George Topp & Sarah Elizabeth Breach
married John Bones in 1906
their known children
1907 - Vera Gladys Bones
1908 - Cecil Travice Bones
1909 - John Bones
1911 - Dorothy Elaine Bones
1918 - Ronald Keith Bones

Daisy Topp (1886-1973)
* daughter of William Bethridge Topp & Margaret Mary Josephine McGinley
married Henry Gibson Davison in 1908
* Sisters Daisy & Charlotte married Davison brothers
their known children
1909 - Edna Neta Davison
1912 - 1914 Henry Aulton Davison
1916 - 1995 Henry Aulton Davison

Dora Topp (1884-1947)
* daughter of William Bethridge Topp & Margaret Mary Josephine McGinley
married Robert Godfrey Ross in 1908
their known children
1908 - Leslie Robert Godfrey Ross
1912 - Phyllis Mary Ross
1914 - William Ross

Doreen Olga Lorraine Topp (1914-1986)
* daughter of Albert Topp & Rose Howard
married Edwin Alexander Cohen in 1933

Eileen Joyce Topp
married Frederick William Askew in 1938

Eileen Mary Topp (1910-1982)
* daughter of Albert Topp & Rose Howard
married John Joseph Prendergast in 1933

Eileen May Topp (1911-)
* daughter of Edward James Topp & Margaret Tair
married John Arthur Waine in 1933

Eliza Topp (1850-1925)
* daughter of Henry Topp & Phoebe Pope
married George Gorrie in 1872
their known children
1873 - Janet Gorrie
1874 - Phoebe Gorrie
1875 - James Gorrie
1877 - John Gorrie
1879 - Eliza Gorrie
1881 - Christina Gorrie
1882 - Mary Gorrie
1884 - Jane Gorrie
1886 - Emma Gorrie
1887 - Ellen Gorrie
1889 - George Gorrie
1892 - Elizabeth Gorrie
1894 - Hugh Gorrie
1896 - Annie Gorrie
1898 - David Gorrie

Eliza Annie Topp (1884-1949)
* daughter of George Topp & Sarah Elizabeth Breach
married Francis Henry Hooper in 1906
their known children
1907 - Eric Francis Hooper
1908 - Leo Leslie Hooper
1911 - Olive Blanche Hooper
1913 - Ethel Maud Hooper
1916 - Douglas Verdun Hooper
1918 - Allan Wilfred Hooper

Elizabeth 'Charlotte' Topp (1871-1950)
* daughter of William Bethridge Topp & Margaret Mary Josephine McGinley
married Ralph Davison in 1898
* Sisters Charlotte & Daisy married Davison brothers
their known children
1900 - Mavis Eileen Dulcie Davison
1903 - Lindsay Cuthbert Gibson Davison
1904 - Florence Margery Davison

Elizabeth Emily Topp (1881-1970)
* daughter of George Topp & Sarah Elizabeth Breach
married Thomas Dobson in 1902
their known children
1903 - Thomas Harold Dobson
1904 - Myrtle Eveline Dobson
1905 - Clarice Lilian Clara Dobson
1909 - Arthur George Dobson
1913 - Edna Muriel Dobson

Elizabeth Hilda Topp (1903-1956)
* daughter of Albert Topp & Ada Maria Porter
married Norman Richard Holmes in 1929

Elizabeth Martha 'Lily' Topp (1872-1948)
* daughter of John Bethridge Topp & Martha Matilda Adams
married Ernest Walter Louis Sievers in 1911

Ellen Topp
married David O'Brien in 1924

Elma Violet Topp (1906-1972)
* daughter of William Henry Topp & Lulu Wall
married Lawrence Thomas Monaghan in 1932

Elsie May Topp (1905-1996)
* daughter of William Henry Topp & Lulu Wall
married Eric Burnett in 1934

Emma Topp (1848-1927)
married Charles Manton (1839-1904) in 1869
their known children
1870 - George Henry Manton
1872 - Phoebe Ellen Manton
1873 - Emma Elizabeth Manton
1875 - Charles Everitt Manton
1877 - Louisa Mary Manton
1878 - Frederick William Manton
1879 - Lizzie Hilda Manton
1881 - John Arthur Manton
1884 - Lilian May Manton
1886 - Alice Minnie Manton
1888 - Daisy Edith Manton
1890 - Alfred James Manton

Emma Topp
married Sydney Nash in 1932

Emma Margaret Topp
married William Gardiner (aka Holder) in 1911

Emma May Topp (1887-1964)
* daughter of John Topp & Mary Ann Farguhar
married Percival Henry Morris in 1911
their known children
1915 - Rhoda Mary Morris

Enid Agnes Topp (1900-1985)
* daughter of Richard Henry Topp & Ellen Isabella Killeen
married Alfred Baden Magee in 1921

Esme Laura 'Laurie' Topp (1894-1982)
* daughter of Richard Henry Topp & Ellen Isabella Killeen
married William Johnston in 1920

Evelyn Mary Topp (1901-1948)
married Stanley Charles Scott in 1927

Florence Elizabeth Topp (1905-)
* daughter of Alfred Bethridge Topp & Ada Frances Freeth
married Alewyn Jenkins in 1928

Florence Phoebe Topp (1891-1950)
married James Denis Walshe in 1919

Grace Mary Bethridge Topp (1892-1971)
* daughter or Richard Bethridge Topp & Mary Strong
married Henry William Harvey in 1914
their known children
1915 - Bethridge Ruby Cecily Harvey
1917 - Patricia Hannah Adelaide Harvey
1918 - Douglas Percy William Harvey

Ida Frances Topp (1895-1958)
married Llewellyn Roland Hathaway in 1920

Ivy Topp (nee Waters)
* daughter of William Waters & Winifred Foley
married Thomas Bethridge Topp (1878-1946) in 1908
their known children
1909 - Winston Bethridge Topp
1912 - Una Winifred Topp
Thomas next married Irene Valentina Bradford in 1926
Ivy next married Denis Norton in 1933

Ivy Ethel Topp (1891-1972)
* daughter of john Bethridge Topp & Hannah Matilda Beyer
married Frederick Walter Boyd in 1910
their known children
1912 - Irene Dulcie Boyd
1915 - Gwendoline May Boyd

Laura Marian Topp (1916-1985)
* daughter of Alfred Richard Topp & Ivy Marion Simson
married Newton Raymond Way in 1934

Lily May Topp (1893-1962)
* daughter of George Topp & Sarah Elizabeth Breach
married Edward Bennett in 1910
their known children
1910 - Ernest Edward Bennett
1912 - Alfred William Bennett

Maisie Pearl Topp (1915-1989)
married Gerald Francis Griffin in 1936

Maria Elizabeth Ann Topp (1866-1926)
* daughter of John Bethridge Topp & Martha Matilda Adams
married Andrew Bell Philp in 1898

Mary Topp (1859-1882)
married William John Harbison in 1880
* William next married Elizabeth Ann Treeby in 1889

Mary Ellen Topp (1906-1992)
* daughter of John Topp & Mary Ann Farguhar
married John Vuleta (1893-1973) in 1927

Myrtle Alice Maud Topp (1873-1956)
* daughter of William Bethridge Topp & Margaret Mary Josephine McGinley
married Edmund Hill in 1899
their known children
1901 - John Edmund Gray Hill
1904 - Claud Alexander Hill
1906 - Mavis Sunbram Hill
1908 - Jeffery Owen Hill
1912 - Myrtle Gloria Hill

Nina Evelyn Topp (1908-1961)
* daughter of Albert Topp & Ada Maria Porter
married John William Mathers in 1931

Nora Lily Topp (1894-1964)
* daughter of Joseph William Topp & Mary Smith
married Harry Addie in 1916
their known children
1917 - 1988 Gordon David Addie
1918 - 1993 Desmond Harry Addie
1921 - 2004 Alan George Addie
1923 - 2007 Basil Addie
1924 - 1998 Nora Lily Addie

Phoebe Topp (1865-1938)
* daughter of Henry Topp & Phoebe Pope
married William John Atyeo (1859-1940) in 1883
their known children
1884 - 1944 Phoebe Elizabeth Atyeo
1886 - 1894 Annie Atyeo
1887 - 1961 Vincent William Atyeo
1889 - Elsie May Atyeo
1896 - 1918 Frederick George Atyeo (at Trentham)
1898 - 1963 Leslie Charles Atyeo
1900 - 1900 Emma Winifred Atyeo (5 weeks)
1902 - 1903 Aubrey Guy Atyeo (5 months)

Phoebe Elizabeth Topp (1879-1956)
married Joseph William Smith in 1906
their known children
1912 - Doris Mary Smith
1913 - William Henry Smith
1917 - Ellen Ann Smith

Phoebe Mary Topp
married Thomas Campbell in 1913
their known children
1913 - Colin Alixander Campbell
1915 - Kenneth John Campbell
1916 - Ina Matilda Jane Campbell
1917 - Mary Campbell

Phyllis Esme Topp (1911-1980)
* daughter of Albert Topp & Rose Howard
married Richard Bone in 1930

Ruby Jane Bethridge Topp (1895-1956)
* daughter or Richard Bethridge Topp & Mary Strong
married Ivan Stevenson Thomson in 1930

Sarah Jane Topp (1877-1942)
* daughter of John Topp & Mary Ann Farguhar
married Ernest John Watkins in 1903
their known children
1910 - Annie Watkins
1912 - Charles Evelyn Watkins
1913 - Augustus Henry Watkins

Una Winifred Topp (1912-1980)
* daughter of Thomas Bethridge Topp & Ivy Waters
married Edward Herbert Travis (1911-1968) in 1929
married Harold James Cantlon (1914-1990)

TOPP Grooms New Zealand

TOPP GROOMS 1870-1938
* Topp Brides

Albert Topp (1887-1957)
married Rose Howard in 1910
their known children
1910 - Eileen Mary Topp
1911 - Phyllis Esme Topp
1913 - Ernest Sefton Topp
1915 - Doreen Olga Lorraine Topp
1916 - Verdun Howard Topp
1918 - 1975 Selwyn George 'Sally' Topp

Alfred Topp 1871-1919)
married Ada Maria Porter in 1899
their known children
1901 - Alfred Percy Topp
1903 - Elizabeth Hilda Topp
1906 - 1912 William Douglas Topp
1908 - Nina Evelyn Topp
1910 - Dorothy Esther Ada Topp
1912 - Stanley Oswald Topp
1914 - Edna Annie Topp
1915 - Lila Mary Topp
1917 - Sybil Irene Topp

Alfred Benjamin 'Ben' Topp (1859-1933)
married Emily Pope in 1908
* Ben was a horse owner/breeder in the Canterbury district
Press, 19 June 1933
TOPP - On June 18th 1933, at the Christchurch Hospital, Ben, beloved husband of Emily Topp, of 76 Mary Street, Papanui; in his 74th years. Deeply regretted.
* Mr Ben Topp was highly respected by the people of Kaikoura.

Alfred Bethridge Topp (1873-1942)
married Ada Frances Freeth in 1901
their known children
1902 - Ada Frances Freeth Topp
1904 - Alfreda Betheridge Topp
1905 - Florence Elizabeth Topp
1908 - Hereward Joseph Betheridge Topp
1915 - Ruth Rowena Betheridge Topp
1917 - Joan Alice Betheridge Topp
Evening Post, 6 July 1942
Mr A. B. Topp, who died on Saturday in his 70th year, was in the service of the Wellington Gas Company for 46 years and had been its head storeman for some time prior to his retirement in April 1939. Mr M. J. Kennedy, manager of the company, in making a presentation on behalf of the company to Mr Topp on that occasion, referred to his long and faithful service and to the high esteem in which he was held by all with whom he came in contact. Mr Topp was one of the founders of the Ngaio Chess Club and was its first president. His name is on the club's championship roll and he also won prizes in the annual championship event. In the early nineties he was the best allround player of the original Kilbirnie Cricket Club. Mr Topp was a lay-reader at All Saints Church, Ngaio

Alfred James Topp (1906-1978)
married Veida Agnes Weir (1910-1982) in 1931
* daughter of Thomas Richard Weir & Zetta Mabel Lay
* buried together at Waimairi

Alfred Percy Topp (1901-1977)
married Frances Lilian Todhunter in 1938
Press, 21 Sep 1938 CIVIL COURT
The Magistrate reserved his decision in a claim brought by Alfred Percy Topp, a farmer of Sefton, against the Australian Provincial Assurance Association, Ltd., for compensation claimed to be due for a period of disability caused by an operation for appendicitis and for medical expenses. The total amount claimed was £32 3s 8d but this was later amended to £23 6s, Mr Gresson said that the plaintiff had a policy with the defendant's firm which entitled him to medical expenses, £3 a week while he was confined to the house and 15s a week for a period up to four weeks while he was not confined to the house, but still incapacitated from attending to his business as the direct and exclusive result of appendicitis treated surgically. The plaintiff had contracted symptoms which led to an operation for the removal of his appendix and the claim was based on the clause in the insurance policy stated to cover this. The defence was that the plaintiff, although he had undergone an appendectomy, had not actually been suffering from appendicitis, but from renal calculus.

Alfred Richard Topp (1891-1970)
married Ivy Marion Simson in 1916
their known children
1916 - Laura Marion Topp
1918 - Isabel Hazel Topp

Charles Topp
married Zellah Annie Johnstone in 1890
Ashburton Guardian, 16 June 1911
TOPP - On June 14th, at Christchurch, Zellah Annie, beloved wife of Charles Topp, of Sefton and eldest daughter of Mrs F. Johnson, Burnett Street, Ashburton; aged forty-one years. Very deeply regretted. R.I.P.

Charles Edward Topp
married Agnes Louisa Weaver in 1913
Press, 11 June 1938
TOPP - On June 10, at her residence, Agnes Louisa, beloved wife of Charles Topp, Saltwater Creek; aged 77 years.

Clarence Henry Topp (1910-1991)
married Annie Louisa Fisher (1911-2002) in 1937
* daughter of Thomas McKenzie Fisher & Laura Beatrice Elliot

Edgar Charles Topp (1893-1966)
married Florence Mary Watson in 1921
North Canterbury Gazette, 20 July 1934
Are Harvester Headers Vehicles
A case of considerable interest to farmers was heard in the Rangiora Magistrate's Court on Wednesday when Edgar Charles Topp was charged with knowingly using an unregistered harvester header ..

Edward James Topp
married Margaret Tait in 1909
their known children
1911 - Eileen May Topp

Edward Bethridge Topp (1894-1973)
* son of John Bethridge Topp & Hannah Matilda Beyer
married Violet Heather McKenzie Ponder (1894-1968) in Kilbirnie, 12 Nov 1915
* Violet attended Victoria University in 1912
their known children
1916 - 1941 Edward Bethridge Topp
- Edward (jnr) served in WWII as Pilot Officer 43713 with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. His parents Edward & Violet were next of kin in Wellington. He was killed in Hamburg, Germany 17 July 1941. Listed as Topp in 'For Your Tomorrow' abd as Bethridge-Topp in CWGC.

Edward William Topp
married Edith Emily Whittington (1876-) 1897
* daughter of Samuel Whittington (of the stone quarry in Christchurch) & Amelia 'Millie' Jones

Egbert Bethridge Topp
married Irene Myrtle Cook in 1920

Fred Topp (1873-1922)
married Emma Eldridge in 1920
* Emma remarried in 1932 to Sydney Nash
Evening Post, 16 June 1922
The death of a man named Fred Topp, 49 years of age, who collapsed on Friday afternoon last while filling bags at Mr Robert Lawrence's coal yard in Riddiford-street, was the subject of an inquiry held by the Coroner Mr W. G. Riddell, S.M., to-day. A finding was returned that death was due to syncope of the heart. He was a married man and resided in Donald McLean street.

George Topp
married Sarah Elizabeth Breach in 1878
their known children
1879 - Eliza Ellen Topp
1881 - Elizabeth Emily Topp
1882 - William Henry Topp
1884 - Eliza Annie Topp
1887 - Caroline Agnes Topp
1893 - Lily May Topp

George Henry Topp (1896-1979)
married Elizabeth Ruth Gofton (1904-1972) in 1925

George Leslie Nelson Topp (1907-1988)
married Jean Mildred Pattison in 1929

Gerald Patrick Topp (1913-1981)
married Mary Elizabeth Rosevear in 1938

Harry Henry Topp
married Bridget Sheehan (1878-1935) in 1910
their known children
1911 - John Joseph Topp
1912 - Henry 'James' Topp
1916 - Alice Margaret Topp
1918 - Edward Charles Topp
1919 - William Francis Topp
Press, 2 Nov 1935
The death occurred at her home, Mount Palm road, Rotherham, of Mrs Bridget Topp, wife of Mr harry Topp. Mrs Topp was born at Tai Tapu and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Sheehan. Since their marriage in 1910, Mr and Mrs Topp have lived in the Rotherham district, where for the last 16 years they have been engaged in farming. Mrs Topp is survived by her husband, four sons - Messr John, James, Edward and William Topp, one daughter, Miss Alice Topp and a sister, Mrs W. Dunne (Ashburton).
The funeral, which took place at Rotherham cemetery, was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev Father Halvey. The pallbearers were Messts L. Popplewell, S. Popplewell, C. Hand and W. Hampton jun.
Wreaths were sent by: Loving husband, sons and daughter; mr and Mrs E. Britton and family; Mr and Mrs P. Hadley; Annie, Albert and family; Mr and Mrs D. McIntosh and family; Phoebe, Tom and family; Mr and Mrs T. E. Robinson and family; Mr and Mrs T. Somerville and Margaret; Mr and Mrs H. Dampier-Crossley; Rotherham School Committee; Mr and Mrs Jim Clark and family; Eileen; H. Worrall Sefton Dairy Company; Norah, Harry and family; B. Smith and S. Popplewell; Mr J. Hoban and family; Mary, Charlie, Willie, Alf, Veida, George and Jean; Mr and Mrs Parker and family; M. Poulter; Mr and Mrs Chick and son; Mr and Mrs W. Hampton and family; H. S. and E. N. Palmers; Mr and Mrs Hawley and family; Mr and Mrs G. Popplewell and family; Mr and Mrs J. J. Gallagher and family; Mocketts Motors ltd; Mr and Mrs Hand and family; Mr and Mrs J. Topp and family' Mr and Mrs T. Harland and family; Mr and Mrs Cooksley and family; Mr and Mrs J. Flintoft; Mr and Mrs G. Flintoft and family; Andy Nielson and Percy Creed; Mr and Mrs Carson and family; Mr and Mrs M. Anderson and family; Mr and Mrs B. Walsh; Mr H. Davies and family; Mr and Mrs E. Dobbin and family; Mr and Mrs G. Jelfs and family; Mr and Mrs E. Roberts.
* Harry remarried in 1938 to Rita Alma Norrish Piper (1903-1980)

Henry Topp (1828-1894)
* born England, died Seton
married Phoebe Pope (1830-1912)
* born England, died Rangiora
their known children
1850 - 1927 Emma Topp (born UK)
1851 - 1923 George Topp
1853 - 1925 Eliza Topp
1856 - 1856 unnamed Topp
1857 - 1899 William Topp
1858 - 1882 Mary Topp
1859 - 1933 Alfred Benjamin Topp
1861 - 1938 Richard Henry Topp (born NZ)
1863 - 1863 Joseph Topp (aged 8 weeks)
1864 - 1915 Joseph William Topp
1865 - 1938 Phoebe Topp
1868 - 1942 Charles Edward Topp
1871 - 1919 Alfred Topp
1874 - 1882 Anna Topp
Star, 16 Aug 1894
On Tuesday evening an elderly farmer named Henry Topp, living in the Sefton district, was trampled on by one of his draught horses in the stable and very seriously injured. Both Dr Clayton and Dr Ovenden were attending him yesterday afternoon, but the man died at four o'clock this morning. Mrs Topp arrived in Lyttelton in the ship 'Caroline Agnes' in 1856. She leaves a family of seven sons, three daughters and 64 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Star, 16 Aug 1894 TOPP On February 9th, at Sefton, Phoebe Topp, widow of the late H. Topp; aged 84 years. By request no flowers

Hereward Joseph Bethridge Topp (1908-1985)
married Elizabeth Bedkober (1915-1997) in 1935
* They are buried Takapau Cemetery Hawke's Bay

James Topp
married Ellen Andrew in 1875

John Topp (1855-1927)
married Mary Ann Farquhar in 1876
Press, 3 Feb 1876
TOPP-FARQUHAR - On the 1st of February, at Addington, by the Rev J. McIntosh, M.A., Mr John Topp to Miss Mary Ann Farquhar, both of Little River.
their known children
1877 - Sarah Jane Topp
1881 - 1882 Mary 'Annie' Gertrude Topp
1883 - Mary Ann Topp
1887 - Emma May Topp
1890 - John Farquhar Topp
1891 - 1891 Eliza Topp (aged 3 weeks)
1906 - Mary Ellen Topp
Press, 13 Sep 1882 A child named Annie Topp, 15 months old, died of blood poisoning on Friday last, at Wagstaff's Hotel, Akaroa. Her parents reside at Little River and it appears that on Wednesday the child (an unusually strong one) was running about in the bush with the other children, quite well and happy. On Wednesday night however, it was very restless, but the mother did not know anything serious was the matter, thinking it was caused by teething or some other ordinary child's illness. On Thursday morning however, on washing the child, Mrs Topp noticed that the left knee was much inflamed and there were two little incisions, as if from the bite of some insect. On consulting a neighbour, it was determined, as the child kept getting worse, to take her to Akaroa, so as to be under regular medical treatment. Dr Singleton saw the child, but was unable to do anything for her and she gradually sank, dying at 3am on Friday.
Press, 14 Sep 1908
TOPP - On September 12th, fell asleep at her late residence, Little River, Mary Ann, beloved wife of John Topp, in here 53rd year.
Press, 8 April 1927
MR J. TOPP. By the recent death of Mr John Topp, of Puaha, Little River lost an old and much respected resident. The late Mr Topp was born in Cambridge, England, in 1855 and came to New Zealand with his parents the same year. His early life was spent at Sefton, where his parents had taken up a farm. At the age of 12 years he went to work for Mr Crossley Dampier; six years later he came to Little River with the late Mr Allen. Four years later he worked for the late Mr W. Coop carting timber with a six horse team to Christchurch. In 1888 he came to the Tararewa sawmills and worked there till 22 years ago. When the Morris Settlement was cut up he purchased a farm which he successfully conducted until the time of his depth. Mr Topp married in 1876 Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late Wm, Farquhar, of Amberley, who predeceased him 18 years ago. Although of a retiring nature, his willingness to assist any neighbour in trouble and his sincereness won for him many friends. He is survived by a family of four daughters and one son and fifteen grandchildren. The daughters are: Mrs J. Smith. (Puaha), Mrs E. Watkins (Greenpark), Mrs Percy Morris (Woodend), and Miss A. Topp (Puaha), and the son, Mr J. Topp (Puaha). The funeral, which took place at the Little River cemetery, was largely attended. The burial service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. W. H. Stych. The pall-bearers were the oldest residents of the Puaha Settlement and the directors of the Wairewa Cheese Factory. The many beautiful wreaths received showed the esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held.
* 23 June 1927, LAND TRANSFER - Section 16, Block XIII, Pigeon Bay, "Morice" 83 acres 3 roods 20 perches, Public Trustee in estate John Topp (deceased) to John Farquhar Topp.

John Topp
married Mary Naughton in 1904
their known children
1905 - William Henry Topp
1906 - Mary Ellen Topp
1908 - John Francis Topp
1909 - Leonard Joseph Topp
1911 - Annie Veronica Topp

John Topp (1888-1959)
married Lily Dawson McLeod (1895-1967) in 1919

John Betheridge Topp (1843-1912)
* born in Cape Town
married Martha Matilda Adams (1839-1922)
* born in South Africa
their children
1865 - 1960 John Betheridge Topp
1866 - 1926 Maria Elizabeth Ann Topp
1868 - 1943 Richard Bethridge Topp
1869 - 1941 Alice Mary Topp
1872 - 1948 Elizabeth Martha 'Lily' Topp
1873 - 1942 Alfred Bethridge Topp
1877 - 1962 William Albert Betheridge Topp
Evening Post, 12 June 1912
Mr John Bethridge Topp, who arrived in New Zealand nearly half a century ago and has lived in Wellington for many years, died at his residence in Wordsworth-street yesterday. The deceased, who was sixty-nine years of age, was born in Capetown and was on friendly terms with the late Sir George Grey when the latter was Governor of Cape Colony. In 1866 Mr Topp came to New Zealand in the 'Nil Desperandum' his wife and only child accompanying him. After living in the town of Auckland for two years, he took charge of a station on the Kaipara, remaining in the position for eight or nine years. He then went to Te Kopuru and was for some time a sub-manager of the big sawmill there. Thirty-three years ago he came to Wellington and entered the service of Greenfield and Stewart, sawmillers, Courtenay-place. For some time before his death he was bookkeeper for Mr J. B. Grove. The cause of death was paralysis.
Deceased has left a widow and a family of four sons and three daughters, as well as several grandchildren and a grandchild. The sons are Messrs John, Alfred and William Topp (residents of Wellington) and Mr Richard Topp (Pelorus Sound), while the daughters are Mesdames A. B. Philip and L. Sievers and Miss Topp, all of this city.
Manawatu Standard, 15 June 1922
An old and respected resident of Wellington, Mrs Martha Matilda Topp, died at Brooklyn last week, in her 83rd year. Mrs Topp arrived in New Zealand from South Africa in 1866 and lived first at Auckland, then at Northern Wairoa and went to Wellington 43 years ago.

John Betheridge Topp
married Annie Elizabeth Bradbury (formerly Anson) in 1930
Annie first married Frederick John Granby 'Eric' Anson in 1916 and divorced in 1929

John Bethridge Topp (1865-1960)
married Hannah Matilda Beyer (1868-1928) in 1889
Evening Post, 26 Jan 1928
TOPP - On the 25th January 1928, at the residence of her daughter, 82 Queen's Drive, after a short illness, Hanna Matilda, dearly beloved wife of John Bethridge Topp, in her 60th year

John Bethridge Topp
married Margaret Brooks in 1904
NZ Herald, 23 July 1943
TOPP - On July 22, at her residence, 37 Virginia Avenue, Eden Terrace, Margaret, beloved wife of the late John TOpp, late of Coroglen and loved third daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Brooks and loving sister of Mrs J. Irwin and John Brooks; aged 67 years. Funeral will leave the above address today (Friday), at 3.30pm for the Crematorium. No flowers by request.

John Charles Rumbles Topp
married Ruth Ireline Simpson in 1925
* He was found guilty of bigamy in the Nelson Courts in Dec 1930, his first wife being still alive in England. The judge told him that if he "take immediate steps to obtain a divorce from your first wife and marry the second within twelve months you will hear no more of this matter"
He married again to Ruby Ireline Simpson in 1933

John Farquhar Topp (1890-1967)
married Jeannie Forbes Wood Brown in 1919
Otago Daily Times, 4 Oct 1920
TOPP - On September 23, at Christchurch (suddenly), Jeannie Forbes Wood, beloved wife of John Topp, Little River; aged 28 years.
John married Agnes Winifred Jane Prestidge in 1927

John Francis Topp (1908-1988)
married Thora Selina Mary Phillips in 1935

Joseph Topp (1864-1915)
married Mary Smith in 1883
their known children
1885 - 1961 Henry Topp
1888 - 1959 John Topp
1889 - 1967 Ellen Topp
1890 - 1897 Mary Topp
1892 - Emma Topp
1894 - 1964 Norah Lily Topp
1895 - 1924 Joseph William Topp
1897 - 1951 Mary Topp
1898 - 1958 Charles William Topp
1900 - 1985 Thomas William Topp
1904 - 1921 Benjamin Topp
1906 - 1978 James Alfred Topp
1907 - 1988 George Leslie Nelson Topp
Press, 2 Sep 1915
Mr Joseph Topp, whose death occurred at Medbury recently, was the sixth son of the late Mr and Mrs H. Topp, of Sefton. He had spent most of his life in North Canterbury. In the early dats he followed the occupation of a waggoner and had many narrow escapes in crossing rivers. In later life he was farming and contracting. His kindly manner endeared him to all who knew him and his death was generally regretted. He leaves a widow and family of eight sons and six daughters to mourn their loss

Joseph William Topp (1896-1924)
married Evelyn Mary Honeybone (1901-1948) in 1921
Press, 11 June 1924
Evelyn Mary Topp proceeded against her husband, Joseph William Topp, for separation, maintenance and guardianship orders on the ground of failure to maintain. The orders were granted and maintenance was allowed for the wife at the rate of £1 per week and at 12s 6d per week for the one child.
* Evelyn next married Stanley Charles Scott (1899-1979)

Leonard Joseph Topp (1890-1971)
married Ellen Hartnett (1909-1980) in 1937
* they are buried together at Waimairi

Leslie Edward Topp (1909-1997)
married Christina Myrtle Hemingway in 1937

Norman Gordon Topp (1893-1957)
Greymouth Evening Star, 21 Aug 1917
A telegram received on Saturday by Mrs Topp of Reefton, from the Minister of Defence, states that her son, Private Norman Topp, has been wounded and gassed at the front. He is the fourth son of Mrs Topp now serving with the forces, having enlisted in the North Island and went with the 18th Reinforcements,
Norman married Kathleen Rosengrave McFlinn in 1920

Richard Bethridge Topp (1869-1943)
married Mary Strong in 1889
their known children
1892 - Grace Mary Bethridge
1895 - Ruby Jane Bethridge Topp
1898 - Richard John Bethridge Topp
Evening Post, 3 April 1943
Mr Richard Bethridge Topp, second son of the late Mr and Mrs John Bethridge Topp, Wellington, died recently in his seventy-fifth year at the home of his daughter, Manaroa, Pelorus Sound. The late Mr Topp was born in northern Wairoa and as a young man he was engaged in the building industry in Wellington. Fifty years ago, as an early pioneer, he moved to the Pelorus Sound to take up farming. For over 50 years Mr Topp was a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters. He leaves a wife, two daughters and one son

Richard Henry Topp (1862-1938)
married Ellen Isabella Killeen (1860-1936) in 1887
their known children
1888 - Albert Topp
1889 - Walter Charles Topp
1891 - Alfred Richard Topp
1893 - Norman Gordon Topp
1894 - Esme Laura Topp
1896 - 1979 George Henry Topp (born xmas day)
1899 - Minna Phoebe Topp
1900 - Enid Agnes Topp

Richard John Bethridge Topp (1898-1964)
married Muriel Esther Holyoake (1900-1968) in 1924
their known children
1925 - 1976 Barbara Esther Bethridge Topp

Thomas Bethridge Topp (1880-1946)
married Ivy Waters in 1908
their known children
1909 - Winston Bethridge Topp
1912 - Una Winifred Topp
Thomas next married Irene Valentina Bradford in 1926
Ivy next married Denis Norton in 1933

Walter 'Charles' Topp (1889-1966)
married Daisy Ellis in 1914
Inangahua Rimes, 31 Oct 1914
TOPP-ELLIS - A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Church of England on Wednesday last, when Miss Daisy Ellis, daughter of Mr J. Ellis, Devon, England and Mr Charles Topp of Reefton, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by the Rev E. A. Parker. The bride who was given away by her cousin, Mr Harris (Greymouth), looked very dainty in a cream charmuse satin, with a tunic of cream lace and pearls, draped and caught with orange blossoms. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet. Miss Bessie Walton (Greymouth) and Miss Enid Topp sister to the bridegroom, acted as bridesmaids. They wore very pretty cream dresses, trimmed with lace tunics and silk hats to match. They also carried shower bouquets. Mr W. O'Neill ably filled the role of best man. After the wedding the guests adjourned to the Royal Tea Rooms where a sumptuous repast was partaken of and the usual toasts honoured. The bridegroom's mother wore a pretty brown silk poplin trimmed with silk and lace and black silk lace that trimmed with black plumes and gold roses. The bride's present to the bridegroom was gold sleeve-links and the bridegroom's present to the bride a beautiful gold pendant and chain and to the bridesmaids, gold brooches set with rubies. The presents received by the young couple were very useful and costly including a couple of cheques.
The happy couple left by the evening train for Hokitika. The bride's travelling costume was a navy tailor made with floral silk ninon hat to match.

William Bethridge Topp (1846-1922)
married Margaret Mary Josephine McGinley in 1870
their known children
1871 - 1950 Elizabeth 'Charlotte' Topp
1873 - 1956 Myrtle Alice Maud Topp
1874 - 1946 William Bethridge Topp
1877 - 1926 John Bethridge Topp
1878 - 1946 Thomas Bethridge Topp
1879 - 1879 Lily Topp (1 day)
1879 - 1879 Eveline Topp (2 days)
1881 - 1882 Pearl Valerie Topp (21 months)
1882 - 1884 Athelstan Bethridge Topp (15 months)
1882 - 1972 Egbert Bethridge Topp
1884 - 1947 Dora Topp
1886 - 1973 Daisy Topp
* Sisters Charlotte & Daisy married Davison brothers

William Albert Bethridge Topp (1874-1946)
married May Hughes in 1904
their known children
1906 - Harriet Topp
1908 - Margaret Mary Josephine Topp
1912 - Doreen Topp

William Henry Topp (1883-1966)
married Lulu Wall (1885-1948) in 1904
their known children
1905 - Elsie May Topp
1906 - Elma Violet Topp
1914 - Lorna Ruby Topp

William Thomas Topp (1900-1985)
married Irene Patricia Orpwood (1920-1993) in 1937
* they had 6 children
William, Irene & son Peter (1947-1970) are buried together at Horsely Down, Masons Flat, Canterbury

Plot 346 Y, CH ENG at Karori
Martha Matilda Topp (1839-1922) and her son John Bethridge Topp (1865-1960)