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Wanting to find any information about Lowater's in NZ

Question by nattwood

When they first arrived in NZ. I have some information but this has been my missing piece in the puzzle. Edward Morton Lowater and Susan Lowater. Lived in the Wellington area. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Edward married in Windsor, Australia.

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on 2011-05-23 08:28:55

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by Aussie1947 on 2011-05-23 09:38:43

Hi,

Some info.

New Zealand Directory 1866-67 (Stevens)
Wellington
Lowater, , draper, Wellington terrace.

New Zealand PO Directory 1892-93 (Wise)
Lowater Mrs. Wellington terrace, Wel.

The New Zealand Gazette
Appointment of Postmasters, Post Office and Telegraph Department,
Wellington, 16th May, 1881.
E. M. Lowater ... Post Master at Terrace End in the Postal District of Wellington, from 1 May, 1881.

There is an article in the Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850-1875)newspaper Wednesday 3 July 1867 on page 3 relating to the floods in the Widsor District and the mames of those flooded out, this included Edward Lowater of the Richmond Road and Argyle Estate. Maybe this is why they moved to NZ!

The digitised copies of the Empire can be found on trove along with many other Australian newspapers. I typed in "Edward Lowater" in the search box.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper?q=

Regards
Gerry

by ngairedith on 2011-05-23 09:39:57

Edward Morton LOWATER was born 23 August 1838 in Nottingham, England
- he married Susan/Susannah BROWN (1838-1904) in Australia

They arrived in New Zealand in about 1863/64.
He had a very successful drapery shop in Cuba St, Wellington

Edward died in October 1885 after getting a cold which turned into consumption. He was only 47 years old
He was buried in PLOT 1.E SECTION Public at Bolton St Cemetery

Susannah died in April 1904 and is buried with him
- son Ernest Lowater is also buried with them (1866-1925)

they had:
* Ernest Lowater
- born in Windsor, New South Wales
- he died 19 August 1925 aged 61 and buried with his parents

* Elizabeth Kate Lowater
- born at Wellngton Terrace on 13th June 1865
- Kate married Frederick James REID 26 Feb 1886
- no children found at this time
- Elizabeth died in 1930 aged 65

* Frederick Morton Lowater
- born 1867 in Wellington
- Frederick married Jane Anne ALEXANDER in New Zealand in 1886
- they had at least 4 children:
1886 - Kathleen Susan Lowater
1888 - Edward Morton Lowater
1891 - Dorothy Elizabeth Lowater
1892 - Federick Morton Lowater
- they all moved to Bombala, NSW at some stage (before 1905)
- Frederick remarried in 1905 to Ida ROBINSON (1878-1964) of Australia. They had at least 3 children in Bombala, NSW
- their known children were:
1906 - Frederick Morton Lowater
1908 - Stanley Morton Lowater
1910 - Edward Morton Lowater
- Frederick died in 1914 in Orbost, Victoria aged 47
- Jane was to marry twice more

* Margaret Lowater (1870-) ???
- not yet verified as a daughter of Edward & Susannah

by Aussie1947 on 2011-05-23 10:15:56

An 1841 & 1851 England Census possibilities

Edward Lowater age 3, born about 1838 Nottinghamshire, England.
Residing at Fisher Gate, St Mary Parish, Nottingham.
Father William, 35 a gardener and mother Elizabeth 30.
Other siblings were Elizabeth 13, Sarah 11, William 9, Samuel 6 and Catherine 4.

In 1851 Edward 12, was a scholar still residing at home in Fisher Gate with his parents.

Regards
Gerry

by nattwood on 2011-05-25 03:45:07

Hi Gerry and ngairedith

Thank you both for your information. Some of it I have I'm still trying to figger out Margaret as well.

I will keep looking, thank you both again for your help.

Regards
Debbie

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