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James Moore EDMONDS - Wanganui + Wellington 1863-1885

written for Meri Looking for Edmonds, James Moore ... James Moore Born Black Torrington Devon, arrived in Wellington in 1883. Wife Elizabeth Aynon, born in Wales. Appears to have left NZ 1883-1885 and died in Bourke, Vic 1920.

Can anyone help?

- was born in Black Torrington, Devon, England

JAMES married:

- born in Llysfaen, Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

they arrived in Wellington New Zealand prior to 1866
- not known if they were married prior to arrival or if they married in NZ
- they died in Victoria, Australia, James in 1920, Elizabeth in 1922

... the following news items were taken from New Zealand newspapers of the day ... copied from Papers Past, anything in italics is my addition -

... PROVINCIAL COUNCIL YESTERDAY - A petition from James M. Edmonds, in the Rangitikei District, praying that certain fines inflicted by Major Durie for scabby sheep might be remittted, was received, read, and ordered to be printed

29 June 1869 - MANAWATU
... I HEREBY give notice that JAMES MOORE EDMONDS, of Turakina (22km south of Wanganui), in the Province of Wellington, carpenter, did on the 26th day of June, 1869, duly file in the office of the Supreme Court, at Wellington, a declaration that he was unable to meet his engagemens with his creditors WILLIAM THOMAS LOCKE TRAVERS, Agents for H. B. Roberts Solicitor, Wanganui

15 Dec 1869 - WANGANUI
... DEATH - EDMONDS, At Wanganui, on the 15th inst., Walter William, third son of Mr J. M. Edmonds, late of Turakina, aged 13 years. The Funeral of the above will leave the residence of his Father, Ridgway-street, to-morrow, the 17th nst., at 4 o'clock p.m.
... ACCIDENT FROM LIGHTNING - A heavy thunderstorm on Tuesday and another yesterday passed over the district. No damage has been reported from Tuesday's, but yesterday an accident occurred, arising from a horse taking fright at the lightning, attended with fatal consequences. The son of Mr Edmonds, carpenter, of this town, was driving a horse and cart along No 1 line of road, nearly opposite Mr Holder's, on his return from town, and going very quietly. He was sitting on the top of a flax machine when a severe clap of thunder started the horse and it bolted. The lad in his fright tried to get out of the dray and in doing so clung to the shaft, to which he held on for some time, but eventually, losing his hold, and was thrown off on to the road. He was unable to recover himself before the wheel of the cart passed over his neck and caused almost instantaneous death
- NOTE a son of theirs, (named William Alfred Edmonds in the Wellington database), died aged 13-14, his Funeral service was held on 15 Dec 1869. He is buried Plot 166.P Sydney street Cemetery with his brother Alfred William Edmonds (1875-1879). Are Walter William & William ALfred the same person ??

17 April 1871 - WANGANUI
... James Moore Edmond v. William Hutchison. Claim 3s, for trespass of three horses on unfenced ground, the property of plaintiff. The defemdant paid 5s into Court under protest.
Plaintiff - I occupy a piece of ground known as the Town Belt, adjoining the Race Course; I have been there six months; about two months ago the Town Board advertised for tenders for this land; I sent in a tender which was accepted; I advertised that all horses, cattle, &c., would be impounded; through some informality the lease was not then granted, and I had to tender again; my tender was again accepted, and I was put in possession on the 1st April; my boundaries were pointed out to me by the clerk of the Town Board.
[A communication from the Town Board was put in by the plaintiff, in which it was stated that they recognised that he was in posession and that his rent commenced on the 1st April] I have not got a lease, but I have signed a draft of a lease
Mr Hutchison - said he defended the case on public grounds; the Town Belt of Wanganui was a commonage, and it was not in the power of the Town Board to give a lease. And again, if the defendant had a lease, which he has not, he could not levy "black mail" on any one's cattle till he had securely fenced in the ground.
Mr Watt here interposed; and said if he had known what the nature of the case was, he would have declined sitting on the case, as he was a member of the Town Board
Mr Edmonds said - Mr Hutchison defends the case from private motives. The ground that I have leased adjoins defendants ground, and it is because he has lost the right of grazing on that round that he defends this action. His public motives were silent while some twenty other leases on the Town Belt had been granted, but this one touching himself so closely, he makes a noise
Mr Hutchison denied this, and said that horses were continually grazing on his ground.
The Bench decided not to go into the case, as it involved too complicated a question of law for them to decide.
This case, with some others of a like nature, were postponed till the 27th inst.

24 April 1871 - WANGANUI
... THE RACE COURSE RESERVES - We have received a letter form Mr J. M. Edmonds, respecting the leasing of part of the Town Belt; the letter is much too long for insertion, and we can only briefly refer to the leading points contained in it. Mr Edmonds asserts that he, as well as other residents adjoining this particular portion of the belt, are constantly ammoyed and disgusted by the lawless scenes that occur on this commonage. He says - "Myself and several other residents are daily annoyed with a large number of horses and cattle, many of these being the property of parties well able to pay for grazing them elsewhere, while others are owned by the most lawless and immoral of our population. Referring to the scenes that are carried on there he writes:- "Horse-racing and other games are the great business of the Sabbath, and many times within the last six months I have seen from two to twelve horses running a race, at the same time jumping over the fence between the Belt and the Racecourse." He then puts the following question:- "Now, Sir, I will just ask yourself and readers why this part of the Town Belt should not be let on lease as well as any other, seeing the uses and annoyances occasioned by its being a common". He finished his letter by referring to Mr Hutchison's conduct in the matter, and stating that he is always seeking popuarity by one thing or another, and advising him to obtain popularity and a immortal name by taking those Sabboth breakers under his teaching, for many of them he believes are of the same school in politics and possibly in religions himself

10 July 1871 - WANGANUI
... James Moore Edmonds v John Armstong. Claim - £14 2s. Judgment for amount and costs

29 January 1872 - WANGANUI
... W. FINNIMORE has received instructions from the Mortgagees to sell by public auction, on Tuesday, 30th instant at 12 o'clock, at his Auction Mart, Taupo Quay, the lease of the premises at Turakina, formerly in the occupation of J. M. Edmonds, having eleven years to run, at a very low ground rent.

... James M. Edmonds was charged on the information of William Kells with willfully and feloniously inciting a man of the name of John Woods to commit perjury

... James M. Edmonds was again brought up on remand, charged by William Kells with having feloniously and wilfully incited one John Woods to commit Perjury
Mr Roberts appeared for the prosecution and Mr Betts for the defence
The information having been read, the accused pleaded not guilty
Mr Roberts called William John Wood, who deposed - I am a laborer; I have been cutting flax by contract for William Kells; I know the accused; on the 24th Dec. I saw him at the whare where I lived; this whare is about two miles from the mill, and is on Mr Pharazyn's run; the month was January not December; I made a mistake of a month; Thursday, 24th Jan., Mr Edmonds came to my whare on horseback and called me out; he asked me where Tom Williams was; I told him I thought he was at the mill; he then called away, and asked me if my mates knew what was going on; I told him "no, they did not"; he then told me that if I would turn around on Mr Kells and Tom Williams, he would give me the whole reward he had offered at first; I told him that I would tell all that I knew; he had a cheque in his hand, which he said was for £1,000 (the equivalent in Feb 2012 of $134,500. I believe this is a misprint, see further along) and also that Mr Pharazyn had sent it out for the reward; he showed me also other money - both gold and notes; I could not say how much there was, but I think about £150 altogether, including the cheque (this appears then that the £1000 was a misprint and should read, £100 / $13,500); he told me that if I went in fromt of the two men who were close by, I shoud have the money at once; he said that if I stick to him and carry him through with it, Mr Pharazyn would make a man of me; the accused and I then went out into the road where Sergeant Reid and Constable Ritchie were; he then told me to tell Sergt. Reid about the hides; I told him that I heard about a hide at the mill, and that there was a beast lying dead on the flat; he then aksed me whether I had been told where nine or ten hides were; I told him I had not; he then asked me if I drank grog, and showed me some grog in a kit; I said I did not; he then asked me if Tom Williams drank; I said he did; he then asked me if I could bring him out of the mill without Kells or anyone knowing; the accused and Sergeant Reid then agreed to go halfway to the mill, and lay in the fern, while I brought out Williams; I did so; when William came out, Sergt. Reid remained in the fern, and the accused gave some grog to him; the accused then asked him if he had heard anything more of the affair, and on being asked what affair he meant, the accused said, "About the killing of the sheep"; Williams said, "What sheep," and the accused answered, "It is not sheep, it is cattle I mean"; Williams said he did not know about it, and the accused then abused him; Williams asked for another drink, and the accused said he would give it to him if he thought it would choke him; Williams and I turned to go back to the mill, and we were about 300 or 400 yards along the road, when the Sergt. rode up and said, it is a pretty game you chaps are playing with the cattle; Sergt. Reid pulled out a bottle of grog, and offered it to Williams [Mr Roberts - Very liberal police]. Nothing more occurred on that day; three or four days previously, I had another conversation; it was on Saturday, the 20th; I was cutting flax on Mr Pharazyn's land; the accused rode up and talked about the flax; after talking a little time he called me on one side and said the was going to tell me somthing very serious; he said if I would mind myself he would give me £25, and that would not half pay me as he would give me £25 more when the case came on; he spoke about some cattle that had been made away wth by Mr Kells; he said he was sure Mr Kells had done it as no one else would do it; I said that I did not know anything about the matter, nor did I want to know; he told me to go amongst my mates and bring the softest of my mate to him; I said I did not want to be mixed up in the affair; he said "don't be a fool," and that Mr Pharazyn would give me any amount of money I wanted; I was to bring one up one wet day, and he would try and settle this affair. He told me not to tell Kells as Kells woud not give me any money, and that he (the accused) would give me any amount. I told him that I would not tell Kells. I saw him next on Sunday. On the Saturday night Williams and I told Kells all about it. On the Sunday morning Kells sent both of us to accused. We went up, and he received us very cordially. He said he was losing a great deal of his cattle. I called Edmonds outside and told him that the man I had brought with me had been with Mr Kells since the mill had started, and that if anything had occurred, he would know all about it. We went back inside, and the other young man that was there was sent outside to dig some potatoes. When we were alone, he said to us that he would not keep the secret from us any longer; that he knew that Billy Kells had been killing cattle; he would prove that Kells had killed a beast some few days previously, and that if I would stick to him and swear in court that Kells had made away with the cattle and buried the hides, he would give us £100 each, and pay our passage out of the country. He also said that Kells had stolen posts and rails from him. He said that if we did not wish to leave the country, we were to have a run, which would be stocked for us. Williams then told him that he helped to kill one beast, and that Mr John Kells had sot it close by the mill. He also told him that he would show him where there was another beast lying dead. The accused said that would be quite sufficient, and that he would settle Mr Kells very soon; he then said the man was coming back with the potatoes, and that we would have to drop it; we had dinner; after dinner he took us down to were his house had been burnt; on the road there he said that if we would swear to everything he would ask us in court, he would put a settler on Mr Kells that he would not get over for a while; William told him hat he wold not be bribed by money, to which the accused replied "don't be a fool, and stand in your own light;" we returned to the whare and got our horses; the accused asked us to come up again on Tuesday, to meet Mr Pharazyn, and Mr Pharazyn would bring out the money with him; we then went to Mr Kells and told him all about it; on Monday evening he came to me when I was cutting flax and asked me if I thought the fellow, meaning Williams, would stick to him; I said he was the likeliest about the mill; he told me that a young farmer had told him that Mr Kells was making pabulum vitae (food for thought; intellectual or spiritual nourishment or support), and said that if I would swear that, I was to have £10 more to my reward; I was to have the money on the following day; he then asked me it I had seen any pabulum vitae used at the mill I said I had not; he told me to be sure to come up on the following day, as Mr Pharazyn was not coming as he did not wish to go nto court, but that he (Edmonds) was to take it through; I went on Tuesday with Williams, but did not see the accused as he had not arrived; we saw him when he came out in the evening; I got up to the whare first, and he told me to go back to tell Williams that the money was all right; I did do, and we all walked out together; on the flat, the accused stopped and pulled out a roll of notes and gold, and said if we intended to stick to him the money was out; he told us to go and get ten hides, and that we were to have £10, and £1 a hide; we said we could not do it, and he wanted us to show him where the hides were; Willimas said he would show him a hide at the mill if he would give him (Williams) the £5 he had in his hand; the accused said that one hide would be of very little account; he asked Williams what he would do with the money if he got it; Williams replied that he would either fling it away or else put it in his pocket; We told him that Kells knew all about this, and that he would have a chance of proving that Kells had made away with the cattle; we got on our horses and left; before we went he offered me a sovereign to buy some grog to give to Williams. The accused came to me again the next morning and said he thought the scoundrel had not told Kells anyting about it, but was trying to frighten the money out of him; he then told me that it I would turn on Williams and Kells, I would receive more money than ever I had been offred; I told him that I would tell in Court everything, and he was sure that God would carry him through; I said I would not tell any falsehoods; I then went away
Cross-examined by Mr Betts - I agreed to go with prisoner in front of two men; I did not speak to anyone except Williams about the offer made; it is about two miles from my whare to that of Edmonds'; Edmonds' whare is about three miles from Nukumaru; I told Mr Kells about the money being offered to me; he said it was an awful affair, and that he should send us away the next day; I told Mr Kells the substance of the conversation held with Edmonds; I have been eleven years in the Wanganui district; I have been imprisoned for one month for tin-kettling a minister when he was married (laughter).
At this stage, the Court adjourned till 11 o'clock on Monday morning
Mr Betts applied for bail.
Bail was allowed the accused in £200, and one surety of £100, Mr Pharazyn becoming the surety

28 Feb 1872 - WANGANUI
... James Moore Edmonds has been committed for trial by the Magistrates of Wanganui for inciting to commit perjury

... There is not a chance that the time honored custom of presenting the Judge with a pair of white gloves on the occasion of a blank list of criminal cases, will ever be observed in Wanganui. The first cirminal session will be held in April next, and already six cases are down for hearing. This black list commences with James Ryan, charged with larceny from the person on baord the s.s. Wanganui, followed by John Danderson, larceny from the person; Harvey Thompson, embezzlement of public funds; Daniel McCoy, murder; James M. Edmonds, subornation of perjury; and Patrick Duffy, stabbing a constable while in the exectuon of his duty

... We have been informed that Mr William Kells will have to bear the expense of the prosecution against James M. Edmonds for subornation of perjury, himself. A crown prosecutor will not be allowed, the law drawing a line between private prosecutions and crown prosecutions

... Sir, We the undersigned electors of the Wanganui and Waitotara Educational District, request that you will allow yourself to be nominated as our representative on the Educational Board. Believing that you would watch our interests with unflagging energy, we promise, in the event of your acceeding to our request to use our utmost emdeavour to secure your return.
William E. GRIFFIN
George R. HORNER
William HUSTON
Thomas KELLS
David LIND
William J. MULLIN
Phillip MUSSEN
Charles PARKES
Henry L. PEAKE
Thomas ROOTS
George WATT
George WHITE
G. WRIGHT, sen

... James M. Edmonds was charged by Contable Coakley with a breach of the above Act, by obstructing the public thoroughfare with tar barrels. Fined 5s and costs 9s

... LARCENY. Edward Penfold was charged with felonously stealing two tar brushes of the value 6s 6d, of the goods and chattels of James Moore Edmonds.
The accused pleaded not guilty
Inspector Atcheson conducted the case for the prosecution, and Mr Hutchinson appeared for the accused
James M. Edmonds, contractor, deposed - The accused was in my employ about a fortnight ago; I missed an axe and two tar brushes about ten days ago from the rear of Mr Willamson's store' I demanded the articles from prisoner's wife
Cross-examined By Mr Hutchison - The prisoner was not discharged from my service; he had told me that he wanted to tar his house, but did not ask for the loan of the brushes; had he done so I would have lent them; his wife came on Tuesday last and asked for the few shillings due for wages; she did not offer to return the brushes, but said she thought they were at her place; I told her to send her husband, or he would hear more about it
Sergeant Reid deposed - On Friday evening last Mr Edmonds informed me that he had lost two brushes and an axe from his works, and that he had given no person any authority to take them; on Saturday morning I went to prisoner's residence and found the two brushes produced; Mr Edmonds identified them as his property; the brushes were found on the top of a fowl house
Cross-examined by Mr Hutchison - I noticed that the brushes had been used about the house for tarring; they were not concealed
Constable Hogan deposed - I arrested the prisoner on 17th May; he said he did not steal the brushes, but had got a loan of them from Mr Edmonds; he said he had been in the country
Henry Williamson deposed - Mr Edmonds did some asphalting on my property; he left two tar brushes there; the prisoner came afterwards and said he had come for the loan of the brushes to do a job at his own place; I gave them to him as he had been in Mr Edmonds's employ
Mr Hutchison addressed the Court on behalf of the prisoner, contending that no felonious taking had been shown. The brushes had been borrowed for a purpose, and would have been returned had not the accused met with an accident causing him to go into the country for a time. No attempt had been made to conceal the brushes, and they were given up immediately they were asked for
The R.M. concurred with the learned counsel, but warned the accused against taking things without first having autority so to do.
Case dismissed, and the accused discharged

... Account from J. M. Edmonds, £57 3s for asphalting on Taupo Quay. Moved by Cr Mathan and seconded by Cr Beaven, "That the account be paid". Carried. Account from J. M. Edmonds, £20 9s, for asphalting portion of Victoria Avenue from Barraud's to Bank of Australasia. Passed for payment on condition that the Engineer pass the work as satisfactory

... McLELLAN & SYMES have received instructions from Mr James M. Edmonds, to sell by Public Auction, at the Wanganui Sale Yards, adjoinng the Freemasons' Hall, St Hill Street, on the 12th June, 1875
Also, after the above, a lot of Good
Terms at sale. To commence at 12 o'clock

In the matter of "The Debtors and creditors Act, 1876" and in the matter of the Bankruptcy of JAMES MOORE EDMONDS, of the City of Wellington, builder, a debtor
This is to notify that James Moore Edmonds, of the City of Wellington, builder, had this day filed a statement that he is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors. The first meeting of creditors to be held at the Grand Jury Room, Supreme Court House, Wellington, on WEDNESDAY, the 22nd day of AUGUST, 1877, at 12 o'clock noon. Dated this 15th day of August, 1877 (signed) H. C. WILMER, Deputy Registrar. HART & BUCKLEY, Solicitors for the Debtor

23 August 1877 - WELLINGTON
... A meeting of creditors was held yesterday at the Supreme Court in the insolvent estate of James Moore Edmonds, builder, Wellington. About twenty creditors were present, the chair being occupied by Mr Dawson, ironmonger. The following creditors proved their claims to the extent stated, making a total of £559 15s 6d (the equivalent in 2012 of $78,775):-
Nash and Napleson, £3 5s
Booth & Co., £10 16s
R. Gardner & Co., £34 10s 9d
J. E. Hayes, £17 18s
J. A. Boardman, £25
Halley and Ewing, £180
W. Dawson, £159 4s 10d
Stevenson and Stuart, £50 3s 1d
Matthew McCredie, £24 16s 11d
Greenfield and Stuart, £43 15s 11d
T. K. MacDonald, £2 2s
McMurrin, £8 3s
The liabilities were set down at £1018 2s and the assets, comprising freehold property and debts, at £836 8s. After some discussion regarding the best method of realising on the estate, Mr T. K. MacDonald was appointed trustee, and empowered to call a special meeting should the insolvent make any offer of a composition with a guarantee of payment

24 August 1877 - To the Editor of the Evening Post WELLINGTON
... J. M. EDMONDS ESTATE, Sir - We are curious to know by what right or on what principle of propriety, you venture to publish a list, with respective claims, of the creditors in above estate. We protest against such an invasion of private affairs, which can be of no concern to the general public. Appending our names for your information only, and requesting you will permit this letter to appear in an early issue, We are, &c., EIGHT CREDITORS

21 September 1877 - WELLINGTON
... A meeting of the creditors of James Moore Edmonds will be held in the Supreme Court on Monday, the 1st day of October next, for the purpose of considering a proposal of the said bankrupt to close the liquidation of his estate. T. KENNEDY MacDONALD, Creditors Trustee

1 October 1877 - WELLINGTON
... A meeting of creditors was held this afternoon, in the estate of James Moore Edmonds, builder, Wellington, to consider a proposal of liquidation on the part of the insolvent. After some consideration the meeting was adjourned for a week, to enable the insolvent to make some positive offer

... EDMONDS-HAYNES - On November 24th, at the residence of J. M. Edmonds, *Lorne-street, Wellington by the Rev. James Paterson, Henry James Thomas, eldest son of James M. Edmonds, to Naomi, second daughter of Thomas Haynes, of Hardy-street, Nelson (* Lorne street is in Te Aro)
- Henry & Naomi had 3 known children between 1878 & 1883
1878 - Mabel Aynon Edmonds
1882 - Gertrude Emily Edmonds
1883 - Harry Norman Edmonds
- none of these children's marriage or deaths can be found in NZ

10 October 1878 - WELLINGTON
... TO LET, 2 new 6-roomed Cottages, with gas and water laid on having a splendid view of the harbour; also a 10-roomed House in College-street. Rent very low. Apply to J. M. Edmonds, Lorne-street, Te Aro

27 February 1879 - WELLINGTON
... DEATH - EDMONDS, On the 27th February 1879, at College street, Alfred William, youngest son of James Moore and Elizabeth Aynon Edmonds, aged 4 years
- Alfred was buried in Plot 166 P at Sydney street (now Bolton street) cemetery on 1 March 1879. Also buried with him is his brother William Alfred Edmonds who was buried 10 years before him on 15 Dec 1869 aged 14

18 October 1879 - WELLINGTON
... TO LET, several well-finished 8 roomed Houses, situated in the most respectable part of Te Aro, and close to the tramway, superior bath-room; gas and water laid on, rent will be very low to good tenants. Apply to J. M. Edmonds, Builder, &c., College street

20 September 1880 - WELLINGTON
... Two new insolvencies are announced, viz., Edgar Austin, plasterer, and James Moore Edmonds, builder, both of Wellington

12 October 1880 - WELLINGTON
... In the matter of the bankruptcy of JAMES MOORE EDMONDS, of the City of Wellington, Builder, a debtor
This is to notify that at an adjournment of the first meeting of the creditors of the abovenamed debtor, James Moore Edmonds, held at the Supreme COurt House, Wellington, 1880, Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse, of the City of Wellington, Merchant, was elected to be the Creditors' trustee in the above bankruptcy and that the said Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse has signified to me in writing this acceptance of such office. Dated at Wellington thi 12th day of October, 1880. HENRY HALL, Deputy Registrar BULLER, LEWIS and GULLY, Solicitors for the said debtor

1 November 1880 - WELLINGTON
... Th following is the list of cases set down for disposal at the bankruptcy Court tomorrow:- Re John Tompkin, Francis Power, James Moore Edmonds and Richard Edward Kearse, debtors, all application for orders of discharge

2 November 1880 - WELLINGTON
... There was a short sitting of the Supreme Court in bankruptcy this afternoon, when orders of discharge were granted to the following debtors:- John Tompkins, Thomas Power, and James Moore Edmonds. Mr Quick represented the first two debtors and Mr Gully the last

12 April 1881 - WELLINGTON
... FREEHOLD LAND AND DWELLING HOUSES, KENT TERRACE. Messrs J. H. BETHUNE & CO., have been favored with instructions to sell by public auction, at their rooms, on Wednesday, the 13th day of April, at 2 o'clock, all that piece of land, being allotment No 2 and part of allotments Nos 1 and 3 on a plan of Section No 288, in the City of Wellington having a frontage of 80 feet to Kent Terrace, by a depth of 100 feet, together with four eight-roomed superior Dwelling Houses, recently erected thereon by Mr J. M. EDMONDS. The above will be sold in one or more lots, to suit purchasers. Cards to view may be obtained at the office of the Auctioneers. For further particulars apply to Messrs IZARD & BELL

... From this date all connection between Mr James M. Edmonds, of *College-street, and C. (Caleb) Edmonds & Co., Brewers, of Petone, will cease. All moneys due and owing will be received and paid by the said C. Edmonds & Co.
*College-street is in Te Aro
- NOTE Caleb Edmonds (1834-1904) was from Monmouthshire, England (145 miles south of Black Torrington). Whilst in England he owned the Ivor Castle Hotel. He arrived in Wellington in 1879 and built his steam brewery in Petone using all the best English appliances. His wife Elizabeth died in July 1897 aged 63, Caleb died in March 1904 aged 70 & they are both buried in Taita cemetery. His date of birth makes him a possible brother of James

19 April 1883 - NEW PLYMOUTH
... IN BANKRUPTCY - JAMES MOORE EDMONDS. NOTICE, Persons having Claims in this Estate are requested to furnish the same, duly proved, at my office, not later that 21 May; and persons indebted to the Estate are requested to settle their Accounts forthwith. P. C. MORTON, Trustee, Devon-street, New Plymouth

27 May 1885 - AUCKLAND
... Mr M. Henderson has received the following tenders for two cottages in Grey-street:-
W. H. BUNSBALL, £325
F. M. DAWSON, £400
James M. EDMONDS, £255
W. GRANT, £288
Thomas HAYNES £312
James LYE, £297
C. P. ROWALL, £297
J. SHEARER £111 12S
W. VARNEY, £397
J. R. WOODS, £346

in 1914
... James was on the 1914 Electoral Roll in the County of Bourke, Victoria, Australia
He apparently died in Bourke in 1920

from "The Angus", Melborrne, Victoria on 18 July 1922:
... EDMONDS - On the 17th July, at 5 Alexander street, Northcote, Elizabeth Aynon, dearly beloved wife of the late James Moore Edmonds, and loving mother of Harvey (deceased), John, Ernest, Edwin (deceased), Charles, Frederick, and Elizabeth (Mrs. Wayne, Sydney), aged 91 years.

there was a Frederick Aynon Edmonds who married Mabel Lizette THOMAS in 1908 (or 1911), they had a daughter in 1911 whom they named Mabel Elizabeth Aynon Edmonds (she died in 1913 aged 1). He was possibly the Frederick mentioned above as a son of James Moore & Elizabeth Aynon Edmonds

Meri said that James & Elizabeth 'lost' 4 children while living in New Zealand (I only have 2), therefore a lot more can be added to the journal above. If you can help please leave a comment below

the EDMONDS FAMILY Grave, Plot 166.P at Sydney Street Cemetery. It was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter, prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway.
Burial place of 2 sons of James & Elizabeth:
William Alfred (1855-1869) & Alfred William (1875-1879)

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James Phillip COOKE + Ellen RESTALL - Nelson

James Phillip COOKE (1836-1920)
- born in Gloucestershire, England he embarked on board the Ship GOLCONDA, Captain Montgomery, for Nelson, New Zealand, on the 3rd September, 1859
- he arrived into Nelson on the GOLCONDA on 24? December 1859

Nelson Examiner 28 Dec 1859 The ship Golconda, Captain Montgomery, from London, was signalled on Saturday (24 Dec), and was towed into harbour the same evening, by the steamer Tasmanian Maid. The Golconda is one of Messrs Shaw, Saville, and Co.'s line of packets, and has a fair passage of 110 days from the Downs. The vessel has brought a large cargo and a considerable number of passengers amounting altogether to 103 statute adults. Most of the assisted immigrants have relatives or friends here, and there are a great many children amongst the new arrivals, who will no doubt soon grow up into useful colonists. Three deaths occurred during the passage, viz., that of Mr G. Frost, aged 24, who died of consumption on the 24th November; Thomas Jones, aged 26 who died of dysentry on the 6th October and Charles Jones, aged one year, son of the latter, who died of whooping cough, on the 12th December

Wellington Independent 3 Jan 1860 The Golcondo, from London, arrived at Nelson on the 27th ultimo, after a passage of 110 days from the Downs. She had a large cargo and a considerable number of passengers, amounting altogether to 103 statute adults, Mr F. W. Saxton, Mrs W. R. Nicholson and family and Mr Stratford and family, old Nelson setters, were among the passengers.

Also on board was James's future wife, Ellen RESTALL (1839-1919)
- they married 2 years after arriving

... On the 13th March, by the Rev E. Thomas, Mr James Phillip Cooke, painter, Trafalgar-square, to Miss Ellen Restall, both of Nelson

ELLEN died in Nelson on 3 Aug 1919 aged 80
JAMES died 9 months later, on 27 May 1920 aged 83
- they are buried together PLOT 018, BLOCK 02 at Wakapuaka cemetery


... 1
1863 - 1952 Mary Susan 'Minnie' Cooke
- nothing known of Mary
- she died 2 an 1952 aged 88, buried Wakapuaka cemetery

... 2
1865 - 1867 Frances Helena Cooke
- Frances died aged 19 months, buried Wakapuaka

... 3
1867 - 1944 Elizabeth 'Bessie' Cooke
- Bessie married William THOMPSON (1867-1938) 18 April 1892 in All Saints, Nelson

... 4
1868 - 1869 Frances Cooke
- Frances died 5 Feb 1869 aged 4 months, buried Wakapuaka

... 5
1869 - 1963 Frances Jane 'Fanny' Cooke
- Frances didn't marry
- she died 12 Oct 1963, aged 93, buried Wakapuaka

... 6
1872 - 1947 Alice EMily 'Nell' Cooke
- Alice married Claude Everard ELLIS (1870-1952) 6 March 1901, All Saints, Nelson
- Claude was from Yorkshire, England. He died aged 83 in Wellington, cremated Karori

... 7
1874 - 1880 William James Cooke
- William died aged 6, buried Wakapuaka

... 8
1876 - 1943 Frank Hector Cooke
- Frank married Ethel May KIDSON (1881-1954) 23 July 1905 All Saints, Nelson
- Ethel was a daughter of John KIDSON & Martha NEWPORT
- Frank died 12 Oct 1943 aged 67, buried Wakapuaka

... 9
1877 - 1964 Charles Restal Cooke
- Charles married Annie Margaret FLETT (1876-1941) in 1903
- Annie died 14 Dec 1941 in Nelson aged 65, buried Wakapuaka
- Charles died 23 years later in Awapuni Hospital, buried Kelvin Grove

... 10
1880 - 1948 Walter Phillip Cooke
- Walter married Alice May STAPLES (1883-1923) 30 Nov 1913 in Motueka
- Alice was a daughter of Robert STAPLES & Mary Jane ATKINS of Motueka
- Walter next married Eva TANKERSLEY (1885-1963) 10 Feb 1927 in Masterton
- Eva was a daughter of Richard Theophylus TANKERSLEY & Maria PRENTICE

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Richard Theophylus TANKERSLEY + Maria PRENTICE - Masterton, Wairarapa

was born 18 August 1847 in Wellington, a son of Thomas William TANKERSLEY (1916-1876) & Sarah DRAPER (1811-1894)

Richard married in 1874 to:
MARIA PRENTICE (1853-1939)


... 1
1875 - 1958 Stephen Tankersley
- Stephen married Alexandra 'Annie' CHRISTENSEN (1879-1954) in 1899
- they had 3 children in Masterton
- Annie was born in Denmark
- Stephen died in Masterton aged 78, buried Archer Street

... 2
1876 - 1923 William Tankersley
- William married Lizzie CHAMBERLAIN (1880-1962) in 1906
- they had 3 children in Materton
- Lizzie was born in Upper Plain, Masterton
- William died in Hawkes Bay aged 46

... 3
1878 - 1957 Sarah Tankersley
- Sarah didn't marry
- she died in Masterton 18 Sep 1957 aged 79, buried Archer Street

... 4
1880 - 1954 Lilla Tankersley
- Lilla married John Joseph COTTER (1874-1941) in 1900
- they had 6 children (some in the Manawatu)
- John was a son of Pierce COTTER (1849-1892) & Selina WESTON
- Selina remarried in 1903 to John RAYNER
- Lilla died in Masterton aged 73, buried Archer Street

... 5
1883 - 1963 Roy Tankersley
- Roy married Alice WYETH (1885-1983)
- they had 2 children in Carterton
- 2nd of 10 children of Thomas WYETH (1849-1940) & Margaret Rachel Ann McLEOD (1859-1942)
- Roy died in Masterton aged 80

... 6
1885 - 1953 Eva Tankersley
- Eva married Walter Phillip COOKE (1880-1948) as his 2nd wife when she was 42
- Walter was the 10th of 10 children of:
- James Phillip COOKE (1836-1920) & Ellen RESTALL (1839-1919)
- Walter had first married Alice May STAPLES (1884-1923) in Motueka in 1913
- Eva died in Nelson aged 78, her ashes buried in Masterton

... 7
1895 - 1965 Iris Tankersley
- Iris did not marry
- she died in Masterton aged 70, buried Archer St


painted by Jim Pearce mid 1940s
I offered this painting to the Masterton Museum of Art & History a number of years ago as a keepsake of the local history. They never bothered to reply

Thomas George Land TUTBURY & Clara CROUCHER - Nelson

- born 17 May 1857 in Riwaka, Nelson
- son of Richard Henry TUTBURY & Elizabeth COOK (from Nottingham, England)
- he died 3 June 1937 in Riwaka

Thomas married in Motueka, Nelson on 14 November 1883, to:
CLARA CROUCHER (1865-1946)
- Clara was born 9 April 1865 in Riwaka
- she died 2 March 1946 in Riwaka


... 1
1885 - 1968 Eva Annie Elizabeth Tutbury
- born Xmas Eve 1884 in Riwaka, Nelson
- Eva married Albert 'Percy' WOOLF (1880-1954) in 1904
- Albert was a son of John WOOLF & Helena McNABB of Sandy Bay, Nelson
- she married Albert George RICKARD (1889-1974)
- she died 27 Jan 1968 in Auckland, her ashes scattered from Purewa

... 2
1886 - 1962 Ruby Lila Jane Tutbury
- born 14 March 1886 in Riwaka
- Ruby didn't marry
- she died 14 Nov 1982 in Nelson aged 76
- buried Plot 04, Block 36 at Wakapuaka cemetery

... 3
1888 - 1956 Clarissa Grace Agnes Tutbury
- born 21 July 1888 in Nelson
- Clarissa married Harry BRADLEY in 1907
- she died 15 Sep 1956 in Nelson aged 68

... 4
1892 - 1973 Lawrence George Richard Burton Tutbury
- born 17 Sep 1892 in Riwaka
- Lawrence married Mavis HARVEY

NZ Military Service - Wanganui Ballot 1917 - P names

TENTH BALLOT - WANGANUI Recruiting District

A names

P names

PAGE, Arthur (1880-1934)
- Porter, c/o Mrs Punch, Waimarino Hotel, RAETIHI

PAINTER, Albert William (1887-1962)
- Carpenter, c/o Freezing Works, WHAKATANE
- son of Federick William PAINTER & Isabel WALKER

- Bushworker, OWHANGO

PALMER, Philip John (1893-1980)
- Carter, 4 Keith St, WANGANUI
- son of Thomas & Elizabeth PALMER
- Philip married Gladys Emily REYNIS aka HUBERT

PAPPLE, Frederick John
- 23 Hatick Street Extension, WANGANUI
- Frederick married Christina Jane Greig McKERRACHER in 1915

PARKES, Clarence
- Farm Labourer/ Oreore, RAETIHI

PASSMORE, Harry Philip (1883-1947)
- Farm Hand, c/o Post Office, Nihoniho, OHURA

PECK, Frederick William
- Labourer, HOROPITO
- Frederick married Lila BURGESS in 1919

PIERCE, Robert
- Hairdresser, RANGATAUA

PEPPERELL, Royce John (1893-1949)
- Carpenter c/o Freezing WOrks, KAKARIKI via HALCOMBE
- son of Frank Radford PEPPERELL & Prudence Mary ALLEN
- Royce married Estella Rose BAILEY n 1917

PERCIVAL, Walter Eric (1894-?)
- son of John PERCIVAL & Alice Bertha

PERCY, Gavin (1885-1943)
- Dairy Farmer, Turoto Rd., OHURA
- Gavin married Una PILCHER in 1918

PETEREIT, Gustav (1887-1918)
- Farm Hand, 22 Hawkestone St., WELLINGTON
- Gustav married Ellen HOGAN in 1917

PETERSON, James Andrew
- Carpenter, c/o Mr Johnston, 26 St. Hill St., WANGANUI

PETTIGREW, Gordon Thompson (1892-1973)
- Private Secretary, Foster's Hotel, WANGANUI
- son of Thomas Hugh PETTIGREW & Isabella Forgy PATTERSON
- Goron married Elsie May REID in 1920
- he married Carlotte Florence McBETH in 1924

PHILLIPS, Henry Cook
- Jubilee Rd., OTAKI

PHILLIPS, James Charles (1877-1956)
- Farmer, Waikaka Rd., MATIERE
- James married Constance Myrtle SOWRY in 1915

PIERSON, James Malcolm Albert (1878-1917)
- Labourer, Taupo Quay, WANGANUI

PITT, George Thomas
- Station Cook, Mount View, FORDELL

- Labourer, Manganui-o-te au Valley, RUATITI

PLUNKETT, William (1894-1959)
- Bushman, Harbour Board Quarries, WANGANUI

POPPE, Arthur Ernest (1879-1931)
- Labourer, South MAKIRIKIRI
- son of August POPPE & Catherine HEMPSEED

PORTER, William Ewart (1891-?)
- Plumber, Roto, via TAUMARUNUI
- son of William Ewart & Margaret PORTER
- William married Annabelle HALL in 1923

POTTER, John Albert (1890-1976)
- Foreign Stamp Dealer, Watt St., CASTLECLIFF
- son of Thomas POTTER & Emma

POWLE, John Bertram (1877-1950)
- Engine-fitter, Durie Hill, WANGANUI
- son of John POWLE & Ann Susannah MARTEN

PREATER, Lawrence George (1895-1955)
- Farm Labourer, 109 Harrison St., WANGANUI
- served as Private 69721 with NZEF, 43rd Reinforcements, B Company

PROCTOR, James Alexander (1887-1969)
- Linotypist, Hakeke St., WANGANUI EAST
- son of Alexander PROCTOR & Catherine DONOVAN

PROVOST, John Eugene (1881-1977)
- Grocer, Russell St., ARAMOHO
- son of John Baptist & Marie Catherine PROVOST

PUNCH, Joseph Pierce (1890-1969)
- Billiard Saloon Keeper, RAETIHI
- son of John Francis PUNCH & Rose Elizabeth ROGERS

PYKE, Redge (1886-1919)
- Bushman, HOROPITO

Nicholas FRANCIS married Mary Amelia PARKE - lived in TEMUKA

- born in Roche, Cornwall, England
- parents Nicholas FRANCIS (1814-?) & Ann EDYVEAN (1827-1907)
- he died 20 March 1933 in Christchurch

he married:
MARY AMELIA PARKE (1861-1954) 29 April 1880 Christchurch
- Mary was born in Christchurch to:
- Thomas PARKE (1833-1903) of Burneside, Westmoreland, died in Dunedin
- Sarah HAYHURST (1836-1927) of Lancashire, England, died in Temuka
- Mary died in Glenmark, Timaru

Mary first had a base born son in Temuka:
... 1
1877 - 1947 Charles St Andrew Parke
- (born 28 Dec 1877 as Thomas Parke)
- he lived in North Town Belt, Temuka
- Charles died 3 Sep 1947 aged 69
- he is buried in Temuka (see photo)


... 1
1880 - 1955 Nicholas Ernest Francis
- born in Timaru
- Nicholas married Laura Louisa LUSCOMBE (1885-1952) in 1904

... 2
1882 - ? Amy Maria Francis
- born in Timaru
- Amy married Frederick Burchele SMITH-ANETED in 1905

... 3
1884 - 1965 Frederick Francis
- born in Timaru

... 4
1886 - 1977 Francis Guy Francis
- born in Timaru
- Francis married Violet Kate NEES (1893-1983) in 1925

... 5
1890 - 1980 Amelia Jane Francis
- born in Cheviot
- Amelia married Andrew Douglas WILKIE (1892-1967) in 1916

... 6
1897 - 1984 Beatrice Francis
- born in Cheviot
- Beatrice married Andrew NICOL in 1928

Grave of Charles St Andrew Parke
Plot 831, Row 153, Block 3 at Temuka

Richard PRICE + Mary Jane KIDD New Plymouth

28 December 1860 at St. Luke's Church, Oamaru, by the Rev. A. Gifford, Mr Richard Price, second son of George Price, Esq., Grange-Clare House, Kildare, Ireland, to Mary Jane, second daughter of Mr James Kidd, formerly of Bulwick, Northamptonshire, England

Richard and Mary moved to Taranaki (1,000km north) and were farmers

May 2012 - I have only found 6 children for Richard & Mary
Sep 2013 - thank you to charlottekidd for their 7th child see notes

... 1
1874 - 1964 ELIZABETH JANE 'Daisy' Price
- born 29 January 1874 in Oamaru
- Daisy married Herbert SINCLAIR on 12 June 1898
- their 4 known children:
* 1899 - ? Marion Sinclair
* 1900 - 1997 Herbert Archibald Sinclair
* 1901 - 1971 Norah Sinclair
* 1903 - 1986 Richard Vere Sinclair
HERBERT died 25 May 1957 aged 86
ELIZABETH died 2 February 1964 aged 90
- they are buried together Plot 117B, Row 3, Block 3 at Feilding cemetery

... 2
1877 - 1969 CAROLINE ALICE Price
- born 14 November 1877
- Caroline married Arnold Drake CARR (1875-1947) 4 June 1900
their 5 known children: (again, could be more)
* 1901 - Mary Carr
* 1902 - Helena Carr
* 1904 - Arnold Gerald Carr
* 1906 - Richard James Carr
* 1909 - Jeffrey Eric Carr
ARNOLD died 27 February 1947 aged 71
CAROLINE died 20 April 1969 aged 91, Whakapaki St, Urenui, Taranaki
- their ashes are buried together Rawene, Northland cemetery

... 3
1880 - 1956 RICHARD FRANK Price
- born 22 May 1880
- Richard left for war 19 Jan 1917 as Private 33436 with the NZEF, 21st Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company. His next of kin was his father Richard at Egmont Village, Taranaki
RICHARD died 13 July 1956 aged 76
- he is buried Services Area Block D Plot 36 at Te Henui cemetery, New Plymouth

... 4
1881 - 1968 ISABEL ADA MARY Price
- born 10 October 1881
- Isabel married William Nixon COUGHLAN (1874-1977) Inglewood 15 March 1903
they had 7 known children:
* 1906 - 1977 Mahuri John Coughlan
* 1907 - 2005 Elizabeth Mary Coughlan
* 1909 - ? Edith Muriel Coughlan
* 1912 - 2009 Alison Annie Coughlan
* 1914 - 2010 Richard William Coughlan
* 1916 - 2013 Francis 'Rangi' Coughlan
* 1918 - 2008 George Noel Coughlan
WILLIAM died 19 Nov 1938 in Auckland aged 64
ISABEL died 24 May 1968 in Auckland aged 86
- they are buried together Plot 109, Block F, Row 37 at Purewa cemetery

... 5
1883 - 1934 ELSIE MAUD Price
- born 30 September 1883
- Elsie married James Alfred CARR (1872-1942) 1 June 1903
- their 5 known children:
* 1906 - 1999 Dorothy Carr
* 1907 - ? Margaret Elise Carr
* 1909 - ? Winifred Carr
* 1911 - 1971 Alfred Trevor Carr
* 1912 - 2001 Lucy Grace Carr
ELSIE died 26 November 1934 aged 51
- her last address was Ngamotu Rd, New Plymouth
JAMES died 30 March 1942 aged 69
- his last address was Rangiatea Home, New Plymouth
- they are buried in Te Henui cemetery

... 6
1884 - 1965 DAVID OXLEY Price
- born 18 September 1884 in Egmont Village, taranaki
- David married Edith 'Edie' RIELBY 25 November 1908
- their 1 known child:
* 1910 - 1997 Owen David Price
EDITH died 17 September 1961 aged 71
- her last address was Kauae Street, Manaia
DAVID died 18 November 1965 aged 80
- his last address was 49 Liardet Street, New Plymouth
- their ashes are at the Garden Of Remembrance in New Plymouth

... 7
1886 - 1969 AMY MILDRED Price
- born 7 February 1886
- Amy married Basil Robert BLACKHALL (1900-1968) 22 September 1922
- Basil was a 'Stevedore' in Wellington
- Basil next married Doris Margaret 'Madge' OWEN (1902-1982)
BASIL died 18 June 1968 & is buried Plot 176P, CH ENG at Karori with Madge
AMY died 11 March 1969 aged 83 (burial not found)

RICHARD Price died 15 Feb 1927 aged 86
- had been living in Tukapa St, New Plymouth
- he is buried Te Henui cemetery

MARY JANE Price died 11 Dec 1932 aged 82
- was living in Egmont Village
- she is buried in Te Henui cemetery

HEADSTONE of Herbert & Elizabeth Jane Sinclair
(child #1) at Feilding

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George Mathew SNELSON + Louisa Matilda BUCK - Palmerston North

18371901 Ironmonger, storekeeper, community leader

* 1837 George is born to James and Mary (nee Halford) Snelson
* 1852, aged 15, George leaves school and becomes an ironmonger apprentice and a hardward merchant
* 1856, aged 19 he works for a general agent in Bedford
* 1863 21st Feb., aged 25, he emigrates to NZ on the EARL of WINDSOR. He is employed as a clerk by E.W.Mills, an ironmonger and general merchant
* 1865 6th July, aged 27, he marries Louisa Matilda Buck, she is 20
* 1866, aged 29, he becomes a father to Frances Mary - she dies the following year
* 1868, aged 31, he has a son, George James - he dies 3 years later
* 1869, aged 32, the Government makes arrangement for the emigration of Scandinavians to Manawatu. George is now a partner with E.Mills and they decide he should go to Palmerston to open a general store and ironmongery, which he does on 30th Dec., taking up residencey (alone) at Papaioea (Palmerston) - Louisa joins him in April 1871
* 1871, aged 34, he is the first storekeeper in Palmerston - most of his cutomers are poor and he gives them credit on purchases and the population is now 25
* 1872 the Manawatu Gorge is opened and the residents want a new name for the town to distinquish it from Palmerston in the South Island
* 8th May 1873 , aged 36, he is appointed Vaccination Inspector
* 1877 9th Aug., aged 50, he becomes the first elected Mayor - unopposed, and the name of the town is now Palmerstnon North.. The town has a Volunteer Fire Brigade with 5 members and the town's population is now 800
* 1879 - James Linton is elected Mayor
* 1882 - Frits Jenseen is elected Mayor
* 1883, aged 46, George is re-elected Mayor and the Volunteer Fire Brigade is now funded by the Council
* 1884 - James Linton is elected Mayor
* 1885 - Alexander Ferguson is elected Mayor and the Town Hall burns down losing all community records and Birth, Death and Marriage registers (in 1894 the remainder of the library collections were transferred to the Fire Brigade
* 1887 - Solomon Abrahams elected Mayor
* 1888 - Work begins on a town water supply from the Turtea Stream and the Vounteer Fire Brigade begins using a horse drawn hand operated pump cart
* 1889, aged 52, George is re-elected Mayor
* 1890 - Longburn Freezing Works opens (it closes down in 1987), a sewerage system is constructed and the sewerage is discharged directly into the Manawatu River and the Volunteer Fire Brigade builds a small substation in Terrace End
* 1891 - the population is now 4,303, the Maori are not counted
* 1895 - William Wood elected Mayor
* 1897 - Eleanor Tasker, the 1st registered nurse in New Zealand and the 1st nurse in Palmerston North Hospital leaves to get married
* 1899 - Population is 6,200 and the local men volunteer to go the South Africa in the Boer War
* 1901, aged 64, George is re-elected Mayor. On the 22nd January Queen Victoria dies after a record 64 year reign and on the 31st October George dies during his 7th (sic) term as Mayor
His funeral was a municipal event, all the shops were closed, the flags were flown at half mast and special transport was put on to bring mourners into town

Palmerston North

18441919 Community leader

Louisa was born in Bath, Somerset, a daughter of {b]Henry Gregory Buck, second husband of Elizabeth Frances COOSE (formerly Harvey)

From the biographies of Louisa & George

George and Louisa Snelson are remembered as the father and mother of Palmerston North

... Louisa Snelson's name was as closely associated as George's with social and religious initiatives in Palmerston North. Anglican church services were held at their home and store from October 1872, and on 29 September 1875 Louisa laid the foundation stone for All Saints', the first Anglican church in the town. Louisa was Sunday school teacher there from 1877 and George was at various times vicar's warden and a lay reader during the first years of the church's existence. Louisa also maintained close contact with Christian Maori at Awapuni.

... Louisa took a particular interest in the welfare and education of local Maori, and was said to be a fluent speaker of the language. In 1907 she was asked to share in the unveiling of the monument to Rangitane chief Te Peeti Te Aweawe, which stands in The Square in Palmerston North. She had commenced a campaign for the statue in 1890

... George presided over only eight Council meetings before his death on 31 October 1901. His funeral on 4 November was a major municipal event: all the shops were closed, special transport brought mourners from Feilding, and flags were flown at half-mast.

Louisa was left in a parlous financial position. A collection was taken to assist her, but she soon had to sell her home and in October 1903 she moved to Sydney, Australia. Little is known of her time there. She returned to Palmerston North several years later and was again involved with fund-raising for various community causes. Because of her personal circumstances she was compelled to earn money by selling flower paintings and giving private art lessons. During her last years she lived in private hotels and with friends. She died on 15 December 1919 while visiting Wanganui. Her funeral, too, was a notable local event.

In the Snelsons' various community activities Louisa appears to have been the initiator and organiser, George the spokesman and public figure. But nothing tangible endures as a monument to their work. Only Snelson Street (officially designated in 1897) reminds Palmerstonians of two fine pioneers

Louisa's siblings:
Jane Harvey (1828-1901)
- married Solomon LEVY in 1844 & had 13 children

Ann Harvey (1831-1909)
- married THomas WILSON
- married Edwin JACKSON

Eli Buck (1834-1898)
- married Caroline DAYSH

Leah Buck (1836-1898)
- married Thomas Wilmor McKENZIE & had 14 hildren

Levi Buck (1838-1881)
- married Emma Jane AMES & had 5 children
- Around 1881 aged about 43 he went to the King Country which is an area of about 7,000 square miles that today contains, Taumurunui, Pio Pio, Te Kuiti and many more towns near the Waikato
In 1881 the King Country was isolated, uncivilised and without roads
... After 7 years he was presumed dead

George died 31 Oct 1901 aged 63
Louisa died 14 Dec 1919 (in Wanganui) aged 63
they are buried PLOTS 060 & 062, BLOCK 030 at Terrace End Cemetery

Manawatu Gorge opened in 1871
from the site Our City

WHITE buried Feilding, Manawatu

the WHITE buried in the Feilding area as at April 2012
- dates may be of death OR burial -
- still births not included in this list -
- all buried Feilding cemetery unless otherwise stated
some birth dates may be approximate, based on age at death

Amy Elizabeth White 30 May 1954 aged 64
- born 1890
- buried with:
Percy White (1885-1959) & a stillborn (Oct 1920)

Arthur Waring White 28 Aug 1909 aged 4 months
- born April 1909
- son of Harold Temple WHITE & Marguerite Amy TICHLOW
HEADSTONE READS: In loving memory of Arthur Waring White infant son of H Temple and Marguerite Amy White, born 30 April 1909, died 26 August 1909

Barbara Daphne Helen White 7 May 1997 aged 72
- born 14 August 1924
- Barbara is buried with Murray Herbert White (1910-1998)

Benjamin Frank White 18 May 2005 aged 97
- born 2 January 1907
- son of Frank William & Mary Louisa WHITE

Bruce Martin White 1 Sep 2004 aged 42
- born 16 Dec 1961

Caleb Joshua White 23 Feb 2004 aged 3.11
- born 23 March 2000

Daniel James White 19 Jan 2003 aged 19
- born 25 Nov 1983
- Daniel was a Dairy Farmer

Doris Alma White 4 Sep 1979 aged 76
- born 31 May 1903

Emmanuel White 17 Jan 1915 aged 60
- Emmanuel was a Rabbitier
- he married Elizabeth WANN in 1883
- they had 6 children:
1885 - Charles George White
1886 - Margaret Florence White
1888 - Francis Emmanuel WHite
1890 - Vera Miriam WHite
1892 - Eva Ann White
1894 - James Emmauel White
- buried Rongotea cemetery

Eric John White 11 Feb 2008 aged 86
- born 16 October 1921
- Eric was a Farmer

Ethel Annie White (nee CLOKE) 21 Oct 1970 aged 81
- born 1889
- Ethel is married Henry Underhill White in 1910

Flossie Irene White 12 July 1945 aged 47
- born 1898
- buried with:
James Charles Christopher Stevens (1888-1937) &
Stanley Pountney White (1887-1958)

Gilbert David White 10 Nov 1992 aged 98
- born 29 August 1894
- Gilbert is buried with Mary Alice

Gilbert Noel White 13 Jan 2006 aged 73
- born 1932
- Gilbert was a Builder

Henry Stafford White 18 Aug 1897 aged 64
- born 1833
- buried Halcombe cemetery

Henry Underhill White 21 Oct 1970 aged 88
- born 1881
- son of Joseph & WHITE Mary POUNTNEY
- Heny is bried with Ethel Annie (Cloke) (1889-1970)

Joseph White 16 Aug 1927 aged 81
- born 1846
- married Mary POUNTNEY 22 May 1866 in Port Chalmners

Margaret Joyce White 24 Feb 1987 aged 73
- born 1913
- Margaret is buried with Benjamin Frank Whte (1908-2005)

Mary White 15 July 1915 aged 68
- born 1847 in Coventry, England
- married Joseph White when she was 19 & he was 22

Mary White (nee POUNTNEY) 12 July 1924 aged 51
- daughter of Joseph WHITE & Mary POUNTNEY
- (see photo)

Mary Alice White 4 Oct 1982 aged 86
- born 1 Jan 1896
- Mary is buried with Gilbert David White (1894-1992)

Mary Ann White 27 Feb 1918 aged 85
- born 1836
- buried Kimbolton cemetery

Murray Herbert White 29 Jan 1998 aged 78
- born 1919
- Murray is buried with Barbara Daphne White (1925-1997)

Noel Henry Pountney White 8 June 1981 aged 64
- served WWII as Lieutenant Corporal 86622 NZ Medical Corps
- buried RSA block

Norman Walter White 19 June 2000 aged 75
- born 1925
- Norman was a builder

Percy White 19/12/1959 aged 74
- born 1885
- son of Joseph & WHITE Mary POUNTNEY
- Percy is buried with Amy Elizabeth (1890-1954) + a stillborn (1920)

Sheila Christine White 23 Dec 1999 aged 82
- born 1917
- Cristina served in WWII as Private 816178
- buried in the RSA block

Shirley Lesley White 18 April 2008 aged 72
- born 1936
Stanley is buried with James Charles Christopher Stevens (1937) &
Flossie Irene White (1945)

Stanley Pountney White 29 April 1958 aged 71

Stanley Weston White 14 Feb 1996 aged 71
- born 3 March 1924
- Stanley was a Chemist

HEADSTONE of Joseph & Mary White & daughter Mary
In loving memory of Mary beloved wife of Joseph White, born at Coventry, England, died at Feilding 14 July 1915, aged 68 years. In loving memory of Mary beloved daughter of J and M White, who died 10 July 1924, aged 51 years. In loving memory of Joseph White beloved husband of Mary White died 14 August 1927, aged 81 years

Walter Henry FRANKS & Euphemia YOUNG - Carterton

born 2 Sep 1863 in Landsborough, Victoria, Australia
- son of Mitchell Michael FRANKS of Poland & Maria NEWTON on Spitalfields, London
died 16 Sep 1946 in Palmerston North, Manawatu

born about 1866 in Dundee,Scotland
died 19 May 1951 in Palmerston North

WALTER & EUPHEMIA married 14 Feb 1887 in Carterton
- Walter was a Blacksmith in Carterton for many years
- they also lived in Kaponga, Taranaki & Palmerston North

they had 14 known CHILDREN
- all born in Carterton

... 1
1887 - 1942 Robert Percy Franks
- Robert married May JENSEN (1884-1943) in 1911

... 2
1889 - ? Jane Henrietta Franks
- Jane married Arthur James MUNRO in 1911

... 3
1891 - 1964 Walter Henry Franks
- spouse not found

... 4
1894 - 1975 Euphemia Franks
- Euphemia married Albert James REDDING (1884-1958) in 1912

... 5
1896 - 1980 Maria 'May' Franks
- May married Stephen Robert SOLLEY in 1915

... 6
1897 - 1981 Mary Franks
- Mary married Jacob Randrup MOLLER in 1918
- had 8 children

... 7
1899 - 1937 Thomas Frederick Franks
- Thomas married Cora Elizabeth KEIG in 1921

... 8
1900 - 1979 William Andrew 'Bill' Franks
- spouse not found

... 9
1901 - ? David Franks
- nothing known

... 10
1904 - ? Nellie Divinia Franks
- nothing known

... 11
1905 - 1980 Emily Margaretta Franks
- Emily married Roy James CONNETT (1902-1956) in 1831

... 12
1907 - 1983 John Arthur 'Jack' Franks
- John married Margaret Taylor ? (1907-1976)

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1908 - 1941 James Franks
- James served in WWII as Private 6909, NZ Infantry, 22nd Battalion
- he enlisted with his brother John
- he was Killed in Action in the Western Desert 27 Nov 1941
- he is buried at El Alamain, Egypt

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1910 - ? Wilhelmina 'Minnie' Franks
- Minnie married Richard James RICHARDS (1897-1966)

WALTER & EUPHEMIA are buried together:
Plot 012 - Block 003 - Area B at Kelvin Grove cemetery