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Evelyn Bellevue COTTLE (15th child) born Taita, NZ 1888

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Charles Joseph COTTLE (1838-1918)
was born 22 Feb 1838 in Swainswick, Bath, England to:
Charles COTTLE (1811-1841) & Mary DIAMOND (1811-1841)
- they arrived into Wellington 11 June 1841 on the 'Catherine Stuart Forbes'
- his parents both died in Wellington in 1841, shortly after arrival. Charles and his brother William were then bought up by John & Amelia Gill who were later to become Charles's inlaws

Mary Ann GILL (1844-1905)
was born 22 Jan 1844 in Wellington, New Zealand to:
John GILL (1818-) & Amelia TURNER (1807-1876)
- they had arrived into Wellington 30 Nov 1841 on the Gertrude
- her parents died in Wellington & buried Bolton street

Charles Joseph COTTLE married Mary Ann GILL
on Christmas Day 1861 in St Pauls Church, Thorndon, Wellington

CHARLES & MARY ANN had 15 children
9 boys & 6 girls and a gap of 26 years youngest to oldest
4 of the COTTLE brothers married 4 EDWARDS sisters
* they were daughters of Robert EDWARDS & Eliza BENGE of the Hutt Valley
* & grandaughters of David Benge, pioneer of Taita & Mangaroa

... 1
1862 - 1943 Joseph Japhet Cottle
- born 28 Sep 1862 (the name of his maternal grandfather Japhet Turner)
JOSEPH married Rebecca GEORGE (1863-1918) in 1888
the 10 children of JOSEPH & REBECCA:
* 1890 - 1965 Henry Joseph Cottle
* 1891 - 1981 Ada Elizabeth Cottle (+Percival Samuel Lett)
* 1892 - 1963 Charles Robert Cottle (+Bertha Florence Beech)
* 1894 - 1961 Annie Rebecca Cottle (+John Frederick Westhead)
* 1895 - 1955 Eileen Lillian 'Nellie' Cottle (+John Bruce Millar)
* 1897 - 1873 Maud Mary Cottle (+Arthur Caesar Cretney)
* 1899 - 1965 Winifred Florence Cottle (+Walter 'Leslie' John Hale)
* 1900 - 1977 William John Cottle (+Pearl Daken)
* 1902 - 1972 Olive Grace Cottle (+Allan Campbell)
* 1907 - 1908 Thomas Edward Cottle (aged 20 months)
REBECCA Cottle died 3 Nov 1918 in Masterton aged 55
Dominion, 4 November 1918
... COTTLE - On November 3, at her residence, Kopuranga, Rebecca, beloved wife of J. J. Cottle (suddenly). Deeply regretted. Funeral will leave Masterton 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 5.
... The death is announced of a well-known and greatly-respected old resident of Kopuranga, Mrs Cottle, at the age of 55. Mrs Cottle, who leaves a husband and grown up family of nine children, was the youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas George, of Tinakori-road, and sister of Mrs Slight of Paekakariri, and Mrs George Carter, Russell-terrace. There are also several brothers resident in Wellington and the Wairarapa district.
JOSEPH next married Ida Lillian CARTER (1891-1974) in 1923
- daughter of George Petoni CARTER (1840-1919) & Emma GEORGE (1848-1939)
NOTES
...Ida's mother Emma was a sister of Joseph's first wife Rebecca
...see more about George Petoni & Emma Carter at footnotes below
the 3 children of JOSEPH & IDA:
* 1924 - 2007 Joseph Petoni 'Toni' Cottle (+Edith Lillian 'Joyce' Southee)
* 1925 - Thomas James 'Tom' Cottle (+Lourdes 'Lulu' Cruz)
* 1928 - 1949 Dorothy Ida Cottle (+Maurice King Phillips)
JOSEPH JAPHET Cottle died 22 Aug 1943 in Masterton
- he is buried Plot JJC, Row A, Old Ground at Archer street with Rebecca


... 2
1864 - 1894 Frederick Charles Cottle
- born 7 March 1864
FREDERICK died 28 January 1894 aged 29 in Belmont, Lower Hutt
Wairarapa Daily Times, 30 January 1894 Suicide At The Hutt
- he is buried in the Old Taita cemetery


... 3
1865 - 1942 Hannah Jane Cottle
- born 26 December 1865 in Wellington
HANNAH married James William FOX in Belmont, Lower Hutt 3 Jan 1894
- son of James William FOX & Helen Burns TANNAHILL
the children of HANNAH & JAMES:
* 1895 - 1958 James Charles Fox (+Mary Catherine Florence)
* 1897 - 1957 Charles Joseph Fox (+Ina Phyllis Hancox)
* 1898 - 1899 Alfred William Fox (died aged 5 weeks in Taita)
* 1900 - 1969 Mary Ellen 'Winifred' Fox (+Alexander Hutton Kidd)
* 1902 - 1972 Leslie George Fox (+Evelyn Beryl Una Hancox)
* 1903 - 1985 Elsie Evelyn Lavinia Fox (+John Dafter)
* 1906 - 1993 Helena Henrietta Daphne Fox (+Alexander Robert Callander)
* 1911 - 1994 Ida Annie Rubina Fox (+Ronald Nigel Dugan Strickland. Died Canada)
JAMES WILLIAM Fox died 21 Feb 1916 in Palmerston North hospital aged 56
HANNAH JANE Fox died 11 Nov 1942 at daughter Winifred's in Levin aged 76
- they are buried Plot 16, Block 6, Terrace End, Palmerston North


... 4
1867 - 1946 Edward William Cottle
- born 1 July 1867 in Taita
EDWARD married Hannah Mary PEARCE (1869-1945) in 1893
- daughter of James PEARCE & Letitia LAWSON
the children of EDWARD & HANNAH:
* 1893 - 1945 James Charles Edward Cottle (+Agnes McGiffe Rennie)
* 1898 - 1986 Mary Letitia Cottle (+William Charles Edwill Huse)
* 1904 - 1978 George Henry Cottle (+Dorothy Margaret Jackson)
HANNAH MARY Cottle died 24 March 1945
EDWARD WILLIAM Cottle died 25 March 1946 aged 79
- they are buried in St John's Anglican cemetery, Trentham


... 5
1868 - 1956 John Robert Cottle
- born 29 Dec 1868 in Taita
JOHN married Bertha Evelyn EDWARDS (1879-1966) 11 Dec 1895 in Wellington
the children of JOHN & BERTHA: (born in Taita)
* 1897 - 1974 Victor John Cottle (+Elsie McLeavey)
* 1901 - 1971 Alexander Vernon Cottle (+Mavis Leta Hawkins)
JOHN ROBERT Cottle died 3 June 1956 in Palmerston North
BERTHA EVELYN Cottle died 23 August 1966 in Palmerston North
- they are buried in Otaki


... 6
1870 - 1943 Charles Henry Cottle
- born 14 Nov 1870 in Taita
CHARLES married Alice Jessie EDWARDS (1873-1947) 4 July 1894 in Wellington
the children of CHARLES & ALICE:
* 1895 - 1987 Alice May Cottle (+Ward Richard Milton Pearce)
* 1897 - 1978 Horace Record Cottle (+Adina Beatty +Elizabeth Mason 'May'' Eagle)
* 1900 - 1992 Rosina Blanche Cottle (+John Maurice Parsons)
NOTE
Ward Richard Milton Pearce who married Alice May Cottle was a brother of Hannah Mary Pearce, Alice's aunty (her father's sister) - see link at Hannah above


... 7
1872 - 1942 Mary Amelia Cottle
- born 20 Nov 1872 in the Wellington area (Taita?)
MARY married Ernest Edward GOSS (1866-1950) in 1891
- son of Samuel George GOSS (1835-1915) & Sarah STAMP (1835-1918)
the children of MARY & ERNEST:
* 1893 - 1976 Charles Ernest Samuel Goss (+Amy Ruby Elizabeth Cadwallader +Ella May Shannon)
* 1895 - 1961 William Edward Goss (+Jeanette Nicols)
* 1896 - 1977 Violet Selina Goss (+Walter James Hooper)
* 1897 - 1976 Ernest 'Arthur' Goss (+Ida Emma Northcott)
* 1900 - 1970 Stanley Norman Goss (+Myrtle Evelyn Herrick)
* 1901 - 1992 Alice Mary Goss (+William Henry 'Bill' Lawry +Alfred Charles Williams)
* 1904 - 1982 Albert Henry Goss (+Esther Irene Northcott)
* 1907 - 1982 Sarah May Goss (+Walter Erle 'Hutch' Hutchings)
* 1909 - 1984 Edward 'Digger' Goss (+Claire Salisbury)
* 1910 - 1989 Harry James Goss (+Adelaide King)
* 1912 - 1996 Alfred 'Claude' Goss (+Isabel Mary Rossiter)
MARY AMELIA Goss died 11 Dec 1942 in Levin
Evening Post, 11 January 1943 The death occurred recently in Levin of Mrs Mary Amelia Goss, who was born in Wellington 70 years ago, being the second daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Cottle, pioneers of Wellington, She was married to Mr Ernest Goss 51 years ago, farming first at Upper Belmont, then at Mangamaire, and later ar Nireha, where she lived for 32 years. Four years ago Mr and Mrs Goss retired and went to live in Levin. She is survived by her husband and eight sons, Messrs Charles, William, Stanley, and Claude Goss of Mireaha; Arthur Goss of Rata, Albert Goss of Shannon; Private Edward Goss, Rotorua and Gunner Harry Goss who is a prisoner of war in Italy; and three daughter, Mrs Walter Hooper, Newman; Mrs William Lowry, Pahiatua and Mrs Erle Hutchings, Eketahuna. There are 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs Goss also leaves six brothers and four sisters
ERNEST EDWARD Goss died 20 Oct 1950 aged 84
- they are buried Grave 50B, Block AB at Mangaoranga, Eketahuna


... 8
1874 - 1912 James Viller/Villa 'Jim' Cottle
- born 12 June 1874 in Silverstream, Hutt Valley
JAMES married Elizabeth 'Liz' MacINTYRE (1877-1966) in 1897
- daughter of Charles McINTYRE (1835-1902) & Isabella Mary WATSON (1844-1924)
the children of JAMES & ELIZABETH:
* 1898 - 1918 Donald Charles Cottle (Killed in Action Le Cateau France)
* 1900 - 1979 Malcolm McDonald McIntyre Cottle (+Flora May Chalmers)
* 1901 - 1986 Isabelle Mary McIntyre Cottle (+David Joseph Welsh)
* 1907 - 1997 Ida Elizabeth Cottle (+William Patrick Marshment)
JAMES VILLER Cottle died 15 April 1912 aged 38 in Silverstream of Influenza
Hutt Valley Independent, 20 April 1912 We have to record the death, at his residence Silverstream, of Mr James Villa Cottle at the age of thirty-eight. Deceased was the sixth son of the well-known pioneer, settler, Mr C. Cottle of Wellington. His is the second death in the family of nine sons and six daughters, his brother Frederick having predeceased him a few years ago. Deceased married Elizabeth, (daughter of Mr. Charles McIntyre, a Wellington veteran), who bore him two sons and two daughters, the elder boy having recently left school.
Mr Cottle has been in failing health for some two years, lung trouble having followed upon a severe attack of influenza. He was sitting outside in the sun on Monday afternoon, and at 11.20 the same night was no more. The immediate cause of death was haemorrhage of the lungs.
The funeral took place on Thursday, at the Taita cemetery, the service being performed by the Rev. J. H. Sykes. "Jim" Cottle was deservedly popular, and the thirty-odd vehicles of friends which followed his remains to their last resting place bore testimony of the esteem in which he was held in the district.
ELIZABETH next married David JUDD (1855-1916) 20 Aug 1913
- son of William JUDD & Anne SAYERS (arrived Wellington 1840 'Martha Ridgway')
- David Judd 1st married Sarah Jane Parker in Wellington 1878 - 12 children
DAVID Judd died 10 Sep 1916 in Masterton aged 61
- he is buried in the Otaki cemetery
Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 September 1916 Mr David Judd, of Jubilee Rd., Otaki., died yesterday. The deceased, who was 61 years of age, was well-known throughout the Wairarapa, where a number of relatives reside. He leaves a widow and a family of eleven.
... The late Mr David Judd was born at the Hutt 61 years ago. As a young man he was a great athlete, and figured prominently on the running track, winning distinction time and again, especially in long distances, from one to three miles. On more than one occasion he defeated the professional J. Moran. He was also a first-class cricketer and footballer. He settled at Belmont, where he resided until about twelve years ago, when he purchased Messrs Jones Bros.' farm, Otaki, and went there to live.
ELIZABETH Judd died 8 August 1966 aged 89 in Wellington
- she was cremated at Karori


... 9
1876 - 1936 Alfred Belmont 'Pat' Cottle
- born 25 Jan 1876 in the Wellington area (Belmont?)
ALFRED married Alvina Louisa Eliza 'Teen' EDWARDS (1883-1957) in Masterton 1901 - they were farmers at Mount Bruce, Masterton in 1915
the children of ALFRED & ALVINA:
* 1902 - 1976 Alfred Roy Cottle (+Mary Ann Graham of Masterton, 11 children)
* 1905 - 1972 Ruby 'Rita' Cottle (+Hugo Nicol in Masterton)
* 1907 - 1959 Henry Frank Cottle (+Edna Florence Haliwell)
* 1910 - 1973 Eric Charles Cottle (+Margaret 'Joy' Donald)
ALFRED BELMONT Cottle died 25 June 1936 in Kopuaranga (near Masterton)
- he is buried Plot ABC, Row 22 at Archer street cemetery
ALVINA LOUISA Cottle died 24 May 1957 in Katikati aged 74
- she is buried Plot ALC, Row 26, Plan II at Archer street cemetery


... 10
1877 - 1957 Selina/Salena Frances Cottle
- born 2 September 1877 in the Wellington area
SELINA married Hathaway Valentine FUTTER (1871-1963) in 1896
- son of John FUTTER & Mary Ann HATHAWAY
the children of SELINA & HATHAWAY:
* 1897 - 1963 Florence Mary Futter (+Gordon Cunningham)
* 1899 - 1990 Alice Gwendoline Futter (+Clarence Edward Good)
* 1900 - 1987 John Charles Mafeking Futter (+Mavis Wilmot Estall)
* 1904 - 1968 Albert Valentine Futter (+Alethea Arabella Cook)
* 1909 - Daphne Noeline Futter (+Philip Lloyd Page)
SELINA FRANCES Futter died 25 June 1957 aged 79
HATHAWAY VALENTINE Futter died 24 June 1963 aged 92
- they were cremated at Karori, Wellington


... 11
1879 - 1945 William Albert Cottle
- born 11 August 1879 in Taita
WILLIAM married Catherine DOULL (1885-1973) in 1905
- daughter of Alexander DOULL & Catherine SINCLAIR (both buried Bolton Street)
the children of WILLIAM & CATHERINE:
* 1906 - 1977 William Alexander Charles Cottle (+Edna Myrtle Parker)
* 1907 - 1975 Hector Sinclair Cottle (+Kitty Maud Brooker)
* 1908 - 1973 Eileen Bellevue Cottle (+Charles Okeover Anson +Colin Leonard Wilkie)
* 1911 - 1982 Vivian George Cottle (+Hilda Joan McAllister)
* 1912 - 1996 Arthur Charles Cottle (+Margaret Jean Dalton)
* 1915 - 1964 Vena Catherine Cottle (+Frederick Wedderburn Moore)
* 1917 - 1994 Gwendoline Melba Cottle (+Robert Edward Shannon)
* 1919 - 1992 Ernest John 'Jack' Cottle (+Audrey May Beatty)
* 1924 - 2006 Albert William Cottle (+Phyllis Josie Wilkie)
WILLIAM ALBERT Cottle died 23 Feb 1945 in Taita aged 65
- he is buried Old Taita cemetery
CATHERINE Cottle died 26 December 1973 aged 89


... 12
1881 - 1964 Ellen Winifred 'Nell' Cottle
- born 16 Feb 1881 in Wellington district
ELLEN married Thomas Michael BURKE (1879-1951) in 1907
the children of ELLEN & THOMAS:
* 1907 - 1989 Tom Erlyn Burke (+Inez Theresa Haggarty +Phyllis Meaclem)
* 1909 - 1986 Charles David Burke (+Daphne Ellen Aitken)
* 1913 - 1982 Edmund John Burke (+Patricia Agnes Turner)
THOMAS MICHAEL Burke died 24 October 1951 aged 72
ELLEN WINIFRED Burke died 10 September 1964 aged 83
- she is buried in the Old Taita cemetery


... 13
1883 - 1950 Arthur Ernest Cottle
- born 29 September 1883 in Wellington district
ARTHUR married Olive Blanche EDWARDS (1888-1948) 1902 in Levin
the children of ARTHUR & OLIVE:
* 1903 - 1981 Ivy Myrtle Cottle (+Eric Edward Detlof Olivecrona)
* 1904 - 1954 Gilbert Arthur Cottle (+Mavis Zena Jonson)
* 1905 - 1994 Elsie May Cottle (+Peter Edmond Thawley)
* 1907 - 1924 Olive Blanche Cottle (aged 17 in Levin)
* 1911 - 1993 Harold Ernest Cottle (+Zita Louisa Mary Elliot)
* 1916 - 1981 Vera Mary Cottle (born Woodville +Benjamin Allan Newnham)
* 1921 - Ronald Charles Cottle (+Dolly Beatrix Bates)
OLIVE BLANCHE Cottle died 2 Aug 1948 aged 63 in Levin
ARTHUR ERNEST Cottle died 9 May 1950 aged 66 in Levin
- they are buried Plot 58, Row 48 at Old Levin cemetery


... 14
1885 - 1958 Alice Emily Cottle
- born 4 October 1885 in Wellington district
ALICE married Herbert Stranach 'Bert' WRIGHT (1885-1945) of Durban, South Africa in 1909
the children of ALICE & HERBERT:
* 1910 - 1990 Nola Barbara Wright (+William Donald Bassett)
* 1911 - 1992 Evelyn Bellevue Wright (+Ronald Edward Pirani)
* 1919 - 1995 Charles Joseph Cottle Wright (+Eunice Mary Elizabeth Norman +Peggy Helen Horn)
* 1922 - 2013 Gloria Elza Wright (+Douglas Hamilton Rowe)
* 1924 - Donald Stranach Cottle Wright (+Alma Jane Carruthers)
HERBERT STRANACH Wright died 7 Jan 1945 in Wellington aged 59
ALICE EMILY Wright died 9 June 1958 in Wellington aged 72
- they were cremated at Karori


... 15
1888 - 1983 Evelyn Bellevue Cottle
- born 17 September 1888 in Wellington district
EVELYN married Gilbert Stuart REID (1884-1969) in 1911
the known children of EVELYN & GILBERT:
* 1911 - 1976 Stuart Charles Reid
* 1919 - 2006 Mavis Bellevue Reid (+Albert Foster Hall)
GILBERT STUART Reid died 12 June 1969 aged 85
EVELYN BELLVUE Reid died 18 January 1983 aged 94
- they are buried ?

Mary Ann Cottle died 30 Nov 1905
Charles Joseph Cottle died 20 Feb 1918 in Wellington
- they are buried Old Taita cemetery

~~~~~~~~~
FOOTNOTES
about George Petoni CARTER & Emma GEORGE (for Pauline, see comments below)

GEORGE PETONI CARTER was born 22 Nov 1840 in Petone, Wellington to:
Joseph CARTER (1811-1875) & Sarah Ann BRIANT (1812-1881), although a surname of Cosgrove has been seen. Joseph & Sarah were married 5 April 1831 at St Marys, Le Strand, Westminster, London
- their children born in England were:
1832 - Richard Carter
1833 - Cecelia Sarah Carter
1836 - Isabella Mary Carter
1839 - Emily Rebecca Carter
they emigrated into Port Nicholson (Wellington) 22 Jan 1840 on the 'Aurora'
- their children born in New Zealand were:
* 1840 - 1919 George Petoni Carter (+Emma George as above)
1843 - Ellen Edward Carter
1846 - 1905 Joseph Thomas Carter
1848 - Briant Frederick Carter (note name)
1851 - 1925 Walter Pullen Carter

EMMA GEORGE was born 1 January 1848 in Wellington, the 3rd of 11 children of:
Thomas GEORGE & Mary WALL from Wales who married 26 Oct 1841 at the Cheltenham Parish Church in the County of Gloucestershire just 10 days before emigrating on the Martha Ridgway, arriving into Nelson 7 April 1842.
their first 2 children were born in Nelson:
1844 - 1932 Thomas George (+Elizabeth Yule 1866 - died Carterton)
1845 - 1933 Mary Ann George (+Charles Sleight 1877 - died Paekakariki)
then Thomas & Mary travelled on the cutter 'Johnnie Walker' to Wellington where they permanently settled. The family lived in Willis Street and then a short time later at Tinakori Road, opposite where the present botanical gardens are. Thomas was the Turnkey at the Terrace Gaol for 22 years. Mary ran a Tea Garden called "The Cream Horn Garden".
their following 9 children were born in Wellington:
* 1848 - 1939 Emma George (+George Petoni Carter as above - born Willis St)
1850 - 1922 William George (+Mary Ann Sayers 1873 +Marion Joseph Hooper 1887 +Ellen Boyce 1901 - died Wellington)
1852 - 1889 Elizabeth George (+Herbert Henry Kilminster/Kilmister 1870)
1855 - 1948 John George (+Sarah Ellen Gillard 1876 - died Pahiatua)
1856 - 1904 James George (+Mary Amelia Skipper 1878 - died Wellington)
1858 - 1942 Frederick George (+Melena Goss 1882 +Catherine Mary Stanton 1917 - died Masterton)
1859 - 1924 Robert George (+Elizabeth Campbell 1881 - died Victoria, Australia)
1861 - 1937 Henry George (+Mary McDonald - died Auckland)
1863 - 1918 Rebecca George (+Joseph Japhet Cottle as above - died Masterton)
- more on this George family at the Martha Ridgway link above ...

* George Petoni Carter married Emma George in 1865
the children of GEORGE & EMMA:
(not extensively researched so treat as a guide only. Number in brackets are their children but again, number is minimum & not verified)
* 1866 - 1931 Annie Carter (+ Charles Jacob Sisson in 1888 (4) - died Dargaville)
* 1868 - 1919 Rebecca 'Beckie' Carter (+ Charles Graham Richardson in 1894 (3)
* 1870 - 1949 Mary 'Polly' Carter (+ Albert Edward Jeffs in 1890 (5)
* 1872 - 1959 Isabella Sarah 'Bella' Carter (+ Duncan John McGregor (7)
* 1873 - 1873 George Carter (aged 19 hours)
* 1875 - 1932 Gertrude 'Gertie' Carter (+ Hamilton Graham in 1904 (6)
* 1876 - 1947 George Joseph Carter (+ Mabel Annie Monk in 1906 (3)
* 1878 - 1953 Emma Alice 'Emmie' Carter (+ Charles Richard Fuller in 1908 (2)
* 1880 - 1968 Edith May Carter (+ William Leighton Short in 1901 (4)
* 1882 - 1938 Walter Percival Carter (+ Jessie May Petrie in 1906 (6)
* 1883 - 1986 Cecilia Carter (+ August Anderson in 1904 (5)
* 1886 - 1886 Ada Elsie Carter (aged 8 months)
* 1888 - 1968 William Henry Harold Carter (+ Ethel Jean Jameson in 1912 (2)
* 1891 - 1974 Ida Lilian Carter (+ Joseph Japhet Cottle as above (3)

Evening Post, 6 October 1883 - FOR SALE
A House and corner Block of Land 100 feet x 205 feet, in centre of township of Petone. Apply to George Carter, Petone

Evening Post, 17 December 1889 - IN BANKRUPTCY
ESTATE OF GEORGE CARTER, PETONE. Tenders are invited for the Purchase of the undermention Property in the above Estate, viz.:-
Equity of Redemption in sundry Freehold Property;
Shed known as Carter's Workshop;
Sundry Doors, Moulding, Timber, Nails, Locks, &c.;
Book Debts
For full particulars apply to George Carter, Petone, and the undersigned, to the latter of whom Tenders are to be forwarded not later than Monday, the 23rd instant, at 12 o'clock noon. C. C. GRAHAM, Official Assignee, Wellington, 17th December, 1889

Evening Post 16 June 1919 - OBITUARY of George Petoni Carter
Mr George Petone Carter, who it is claimed was the first European child born in the Wellington district, died at his residence in Russell terrace, Newtown, yesterday, aged 79. His parents were among the first lot of immigrants to land at Petone. For many years his father was in the Customs in Wellington. The late Mr George Carter was at one period of his life a builder, and afterwards engaged in farming at Reikiorangi, but for some years before his death he had lived in Wellington. He has left a widow (a daughter of the late Mr George) and eleven children

Evening Post 15 Dec 1931 A FINE COLONIST
Mrs George P. Carter, who celebrated her 84th birthday on Saturday at the residence of her eldest daughter, Mrs Jeffs, Palm Grove, holds a unique family record (says a correspondent). She herself bore a family of ten girls and four boys, two of whom died in infancy. She is now the grandmother of sixty, the greatgrandmother of forty, and the mother of twelve, while sixteen grand children are deceased. Mrs Carter was formerly Miss George, of Tinakori road. She was born on 31st December 1847, but, for the purposes of convenience, celebrated the event on Saturday last, the 12th, in the presence of over 100 of her descendants. It has been the old pioneer's custom for years to give each of her descendants a Christmas present, and Saturday's birthday function was thus a happy opportunity for the custom to be carried out, as well as an opportunity for the large family of descendants to pay their birthday respects to a revered old lady. Mrs Carter was married in 1865 to Mr George Petone Carter, son of the late Mr Joseph Carter, who landed in New Zealand in 1840, and worked in the Customs office, his demise occurring in 1873. His son was born in Petone in November 1840, the first white child to be born there. He went gold digging in 1859, and in 1861 started the pit sawmills at Karori cemetery. At the celebrations on Saturday Mrs Carter was surrounded by her descendants, young and old, and from a Christmas tree came the first present, a gift from her family. A birthday cake was a feature, and the honoured guest also received a handsome bouquet from the hands of a greatgrandchild. Mrs Carter confesses to having been a constant reader of the "Post" ever since its inception.

Evening Post, 25 August 1934 PETONE LANDMARK
OLD CENTRAL HOTEL SOON TO DISAPPEAR
An old Petone landmark, the building at the corner of Jackson and Fitzherbert Street, which used to be the Central Hotel and is now the headquarters of the Petone Relief Committee, will shortly disappear. The Petone Borough Council has been granted permission by J. Staples and Co., the owners of the building, to have it pulled down in connection with the Jackson Street widening scheme ...
... The building is about forty-seven years old. An old resident who came to Petone fifty years ago said that it was built a few years after his arrival. It was first used as a boarding-house, but was afterwards vacant for a considerable time. The builder was Mr George Carter, who also built several shops between the hotel and the present site of the Self-Help grocery shop. Messrs Ward and Williams used to own the building. While it was still vacant a barber named William Scoones had a shop in a corer of it. The first licensee was Mr Thomas Wrigley, who came to Petone from Masterton ... (more at link)

Evening Post 19 Aug 1939 - DEATH OF EMMA
The death occurred recently of one of Wellington's very old residents, Mrs Emma Carter. In the past eight years Mrs Carter had lived with one of her daughters, Mrs Jeffs, 12 Palm Grove, Berhampore. Mrs Carter was born at Willis Street in 1847. Her parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas George arrived at Nelson by the Martha Ridgway in the early forties, later crossing to Wellington, and eventually settling in Tinakori Road, where they lived for many years. Mrs Carter's late husband, Mr George Petone Carter, was born at Petone in 1840, his parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Carter, having arrived there in September of the same year by the sailing ship Aurora. In spite of her great age Mrs Carter had a wonderful memory and interested many of the younger generation with her tales of old Wellington. Of the 153 descendants of Mrs Carter 140 are still living.

GEORGE PETONI Carter died 17 June 1919 aged 78
EMMA Carter died 8 August 1939 aged 91
- they are buried Plot 747 X, CH ENG at Karori cemetery

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by pecs on 2014-04-25 03:55:23

Hi there,
Yes Joseph Japhet Cottle did have children 9 with Rebecca George and 3 with Ida Lillian Carter.
Henry Jospeh 1890-1965
Ada Elizabeth 1891 married 1913 Percival Samuel Lett 1883 - 1966
Charles Robert 1892 - 1963 married 1917 Bertha Florence Beech 1889 - 1964
Annie Rebecca 1891 - 1961 married 1918 John Frederick Westhead 1892 - 1958
Eileen Lillian 1896 - 1955 married 1920 John Bruce Millar 1886- 1935
Maude mary 1897- 1973 married 1920 Arthur Ceaser Cretney 1897-1975
Winifred Florence 1899 - 1965 married 1928 Leslie John Hale 1894 - 1964
William John 1900 married 1924 Pearl Daken 1903 - 1966
Olive Grace 1902 - 1972 married 1923 Allan Campbell
Thomas Edward 1907 - 1908
Josephe Japhet then remarried in 1925 Ida Lillian Carter, my husbands grandmother
Joseph Petoni 1924 - 2007 married 1943 Joyce Southee 1922 - 1995
Thomas James 1925
Dorothy Ida 1928 - married 1949 Maurice King Phillips.
This information is from the Cottle Family Tree dated 1975. There is the next generation listed in this Family Tree
kind regards
Pauline

by ngairedith on 2014-04-25 04:01:10

thank you Pauline, that fills in a lot of gaps
I remember writing that years ago for a work mate who was related to the Cottle. It seems it could do with an update!

by ngairedith on 2014-04-25 04:02:21

do you have a link to that Cottle Family Tree of 1975?

by ngairedith on 2014-04-25 04:43:05
by pecs on 2014-04-26 05:22:22

Yes I agree it could do with an update, as far as I know it is not electronic, sorry.
My husband just said maybe you didn't mean electronic.! his name is Edward Petoni and is the eldest of Joseph Petoni's 4 sons.
We are interested in the family tree of George Petoni Carter who, according to reports was the first to be born at Petone and this is where the family name of Petoni came from. I can remember attending Carter family picnics when we were first married but that was over 40 years ago.
I have just found this site, and am still trying to navigate around it.

by ngairedith on 2014-04-26 05:27:39

hi pecs,
I meant THIS posting above could do with an update :)
It is nearly 6 years since I wrote it so will get into it tomorrow and will also have a look at the tree of George Petoni Carter

by pecs on 2014-04-26 06:09:12

oh I am not with it !! They say everything comes to those that wait, and I am so glad I came across your post and could help you!! If you would like any further information from the Cottle family please let me know and I will see if I can help. The 'book' we have contains about 250 pages so has a lot of info even though it is outdated it may be of assistance.

kind regards
Pauline

by ngairedith on 2014-04-27 01:04:32

journal now updated and includes info on George Petoni Carter for Pauline

by pecs on 2014-04-27 05:37:12

Thank you ngairedith

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