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*MARY JANE LOVELL + Frank LAWTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.e 1905 - 1977 HAROLD ROY Nicholas
nothing known

1.f 1906 - 1980 STANLEY Nicholas
nothing known

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

MAUDE ALICE Minifie died aged 75


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

WILLIAM HENRY Lawton died aged 65


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

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


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


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

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

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GAMMAN to GUNTER Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

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John ADEANE + Eleanor Justin LEE - Auckland New Zealand

John Adeane was born in Berkshire England about 1856
- it is possible he sailed to New Zealand on the White Star Vessel CADUCEUS into Auckland on 12th October 1860 with his parents and siblings
- (can you verify this?)

John ADEANE & Eleanor Justin LEE were married in 1882
- they had 9 children:

1883 - John Stacey Lee Adeane
- he married Mary Agnes LYNCH in 1905
- John died 15th Feb 1932 in Auckland aged 48
- he is buried Area 10 Block A Lot No 378 Hillsborough Cemetery
- Mary Agnes was born on Xmas Day 1882
- she died 9th Feb 1979 in Auckland aged 96
- she was cremated at Purewa - her ashes were scattered

1884 - Charlotte Inez Adeane
- nothing known of Charlotte

1885 - Frances June Adeane
- she (possibly) married Bartholomew Sydney WOODLOCK in 1907

1887 - Frank Justin Adeane
- he served in WWI:
SERIAL NUMBER - 12/963
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs E.J. Adeane 32 Williamson Ave, Arch Hill Grey Lynn, Auckland (house no longer there)
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - 7 Codrington St, Arch Hill, Auckland
MILITARY DISTRICT - Auckland
BODY ON EMBARKATION - Main Body
EMBARKATION UNIT - Auckland Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 16 October 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 8 OR 12
VESSEL - Star of India
DESTINATION - Suez,Egypt (3 December 1914)
MILITARY AWARDS - British War Medal & Victory Medal
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES - Promoted on the field and attended officer training at Cambridge University
- 1917 PHOTO (Frank is 2nd on left sitting)
- he married Leoni Elvira Ethlene KELLY in 1917
- Frank died on 15th Oct 1954 aged 67
- he is buried at Waikumete SOLDIERS BURIAL J Row 6, Plot 20
- Leoni died in 1965 aged 74
- she had been living at 50 Logan Avenue, Marewa Napier
- she is buried in PLOT 23 - SECTION 14 Wharerangi Cemetery Napier

1889 - Arnold Frederick Adeane
- Arnold was an Ironmongers assistant
- he accidently drowned at St Helier's Bay, Auckland on 9th Nov 1906
- he is buried at Waikumete Cemetery ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION A Row 4, Plot 27A

1891 - not recorded Adeane
- possibly died as an infant

1892 - Eleanor May Adeane
- She married George Ernest WALKER in 1912
- Eleanor died in 1952 aged 59

1895 - Ivy Adeane
- She married John Joseph HOARE in 1915
-

1900 - 1946 Henry Hellems 'Harry' Adeane
Henry married Thelma Agnes Lena (AKA Thelma Patricia) SEEBACH (formerly Howard), daughter of Otto James Anthony & Margaret Theresa Seebach of Maryborough, Victoria
NOTE The Argus, 1 Dec 1905 DIVORCE COURT - SEEBACH V. SEEBACH Misconduct was the ground on which Margaret Teresa Seebach, aged 25 years, of Swanston-street, Melbourne, sought a dissolution of her marriage with Otto James Anthony Seebach, aged 27 years, clerk. The parties were married in Melbourne in December, 1902. Mr Hotchin (instructed by Mr. S. M. Watson) appeared for the petitioner. The suit was not defended. It was alleged that the misconduct had taken place in New Zealand. A decree nisi was granted, with costs
HENRY & THELMA had at least one child in Ballarat:
1922 - 1989 John Stacey 'Stace' Adeane who died in Palmerston North
THELMA died in Auckland 29 April 1935 aged 32
- she is buried ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION C Row 20, Plot 27 Waikumete
HENRY HELLEMS Adeane was at Waterfall Sanatorium, Werriwa, NSW in 1943
(Waterfall Sanatorium was designed for the treatment of patients in the advanced and chronic stages of tuberculosis)
HENRY died there in 1946
Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 1946 ADEANE June 2 1946, at hospital, Henry (Harry) Hellems Adeane, of 476 New South Head Road, Double Bay, beloved youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs John Adeane, of Auckland. N.Z.


Eleanor Justin Adeane died in Auckland on 26th May 1917 aged 50 after a long illness
- she is buried in Waikumete Cemetery ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION A Row 4, Plot 27B by son Arnold. She was recorded as Eleanor Gustino Adeane

John Adeane died in 1944 aged 88
- not known at this time where he is buried


According to the St Paul's register a John Adeane was buried 24 April 1879 aged 54 years, he had previously been in hospital.
This makes a birth year of about 1825
- was this John's father as per the ships list above?

The New Zealand Herald of 22nd April 1879 has John Adean died 21 April 1879, at Provincial Hospital, aged 54 years. He was buried at Block H 287 Symonds Street Cemetery

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