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Simon Bonnet SILCOCK & Susannah FLOWER

Journal by ngairedith

Simon Bonnet SILCOCK was born 25 March 1824 in London England
- he was one of the crew on the Sir Charles Forbes (the first ship to sail direct from London to Nelson). However, he visited New Zealand sometime during 1838-1839 with the NZ Land Company

The Sir Charles Forbes left London on 1 May 1842 and arrived in Nelson on 22 August 1842 with 172 passengers. On board was William & Elizabeth (nee CHANDLER) FLOWER with their 2 daughters, Susannah Flower aged 17 and Rhoda Flower, aged 14
William & Elizabeth were to have a son, Tom FLower in Nelson in 1844
... Rhoda Flower married Alfred SAUNDERS in Sydney in 1847, returning to NZ in 1850. They returned to Engand in 1866 and returned to NZ in 1872, settling in Christchurch. They had 9 children
... Tom also married ?? and moved to the Manawatu

Maybe Simon and Susannah struck up a friendship during the voyage ...
Simon became a Farmer and Settler and was involved with his father in law, William Flower, in Sawmilling. Two years later, on 8 July 1844 they married in the Wesleyan Chapel in Nelson

SIMON & SUSANNAH had 15 children:
... 1
1845 - 1892 Virtue Elizabeth Silcock
Virtue married George HOPGOOD in 1862
their known children:
* Archie Hopgood
* Walter Hopgood
Virtue next married Walter Beaty THOMSON in 1884
their known children:
* 1885 - Annie Beaty Florence Thomson
* 1889 - Margaret Graham Moncrieff Thomson


... 2
1846 - 1913 William John Silcock
- William was a Butcher in Ashburton
William married Annie Elizabeth BRYANT in 1874
their known children:
* 1876 - ? Edith Rhoda Silcock
* 1878 -1913 Ellen Mary 'Katie' Silcock
- Katie died June 1913 aged 35, 2 months before her father
* 1880 - 1964 Frederick Arthur Silcock
- married Ethel Cooper LAWRENCE (1882-1961) in 1905
* 1881 - 1943 Alfred Oliver Silcock
- married Florence Isabel TUCKER in 1909
* 1883 - 1951 Harold Stanley Silcock
- married Kathleen Ellen THORN (1891-1969) in 1917
* 1885 - 1929 Florence Annie Silcock
- married George SWAIN in 1913
* 1886 - 1955 Edgar Lewis Silcock
- married Bridget Kathleen O'LEARY in 1928
* 1888 - ? Clara Gertrude Silcock
* 1890 - 1952 Robert Gordon Silcock
* 1892 - 1968 Allan Nelson Silcock
* 1895 - 1961 Owen Wilfred Silcock
- married Eliva ERLANDSSON in 1921
* 1907 - 1944 William Alban Silcock
WILLIAM JOHN Silcock died at home 14 Aug 1913, 25 Creek Rd, Allenton, Ashburton
ANNIE Silcock died at Waitati on 14 July 1921 aged 71
they are buried Plot 8-9, Area 111 at Ashburton


... 3
1848 - 1943 Sarah Ann Silcock
Sarah married Robert McMURRAY in 1871 in Brightwater, Nelson
Colonist, 26 September 1871 McMURRAY-SILCOCK, Septemner 12, by the Rev F. Thomas, Mr Robert McMurray, to Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of Mr Simon Bonnet Silcock. of the Bridge Hotel, Waimea East
- they had 5 children in the Inangahua & Nelson regions then moved to Wanganui where Sarah was born
their known children:
* 1875 - 1945 Robert McMurray
- married Bertha PHILLIPS (1878-1956) in 1897 in Awahuri. Had 11 children in Palmerston North
* 1879 - 1937 Susannah May McMurray
* 1882 - 1955 Alfred Thomas McMurray
- Alfred was in Standard IV on Awahuri School in 1894
* 1885 - 1888 Frederick Joseph McMurray
- Frederick died aged 3
* 1886 - 1956 Emily May/Minnie McMurray
- Emily did not marry
* 1892 - 1984 Sarah Ann Daisy McMurray
- married Percy Rowland RYAN in 1922 in Palmerston North
- they had 2 daughters: Valerie McMurray Ryan (+Vivian Ernest Oakenfull) & Dorothy Ryan (+William MacKenzie)
ROBERT McMurray died 8 Sept 1927 aged 85
- he had been a Farmer, living at 25 Ada St Palmerston North
SARAH ANN McMurray died on 14 Sept 1943 aged 95
- she had been living at 33 Ada St, Palmerston North
they are buried Plot 038, Block 014 at Terrace End


... 4
1850 - 1915 George Johnson Silcock
- married Ellen HILL in 1872
their known children (born Nelson):
* 1873 - 1960 George Johnson Silcock
- married Emma Mary Louisa SCHRODER (1874-1931) in 1900
* 1875 - 1962 Ellen Silcock
- married Denis SNOWDEN in 1894
* 1877 - 1934 Elizabeth Flowerday Silcock
- married William Henry DOIDGE in 1906
* 1879 - ? Maudie Ann Silcock
* 1881 - 1960 Anna Rose Silcock
* 1884 - 1965 Albert Edward Silcock
- married Reenee Ethel CRESSWELL (1884-1956) in 1913


... 5
1851 - 1924 Alfred Thomas Silcock
- married Sarah Jane LINES (1849-1918) in 1887
their known children (born in Nelson):
* 1890 - 1974 Claude Alfred Silcock
- married Lucy Elfreda ROBSON (1895-1975) in 1917
* 1893 - 1962 Alfred Frederick Silcock
- married Elizabeth Rosalie Prudence Belle BIGGS (1897-1978) in 1918


... 6
1853 - 1940 Charles Rowe Silcock
- Charles was a Blacksmith in Brightwater, Nelson
- he married Emma Jane STAGG (1856-1912) in 1876
their known children:
* 1877 - 1957 Charlotte Elizabeth Silcock
- married Edward Humphries TOLL (1878-1921) in 1907
* 1879 - 1946 Charles Rowe Silcock
- married Jeanette Frances ROBSON (1889-1972) in 1910
* 1880 - 1957 Edith Ada Martha Silcock
- married Raymond Spence HAYCOCK (1884-1961) in 1910
* 1882 - 1954 Francis Thomas Silcock
- married Lilian Elsie Iris Winearls BROWN (1883-1922) in 1909
* 1885 - 1958 Philip Henry/Hugh Silcock
- married Ruth Maude Mary YATES (1896-1974) in 1921
* 1886 - 1943 Lillian May Silcock
- married Ernest Henry BLOOMFIELD in 1910
* 1895 - ? Arthur Ashley Silcock


... 7
1854 - 1932 Susannah 'Betsy' Silcock
Betsy married Martin Robert Christian Augustus Valentine GEMBRITZKY (1852-1933) in 1876
- Martin was a Polish Count. His estates were confiscated in the Franco Prussian War. He taught music in Westport
- they were living in Wairoa Valley in 1876
their known children:
* 1878 - Pauline Susanna Flowers Gembitzky
* 1879 - 1882 Sarah Ann Gembitzky (aged 2)
* 1881 - 1882 Wilhelmina Gertrude Gembitzky (aged 8 months)
* 1883 - Ellenor May Gembitzky
* 1891 - Adolph Bruno Gembitzky


... 8
1856 - 1877 Frederick Silcock
- Frederick died aged 20
- he was a member of the General Cameron Lodge, I.O.O.F. After the Odd-Fellow service the brethren, in accordance with the usual custom, scattered sprigs of thyme on his coffin
- he was buried in Spring Grove Churchyard, Nelson


... 9
1858 - 1930 Mary Ann Silcock
Mary married William MARTIN in 1880
- William owned a hotel in Brightwater, Nelson
- no known children
MARY ANN Martin died in Westport aged ?


... 10
1860 - 1936 Joseph Hetherington Silcock
- he was a Farmer at Reefton
Joseph married Mary Little MORRISON (1863-1942) in 1892
their known children:
* 1893 - 1962 Joseph Rege Silcock
- married Hannah Montgomerie TAYLOR (1900-1960) in 1920
* 1894 - 1974 Robert William Silcock
- no wife found


... 11
1862 - 1942 Simon Bonnet Silcock
- Simon was a Farmer in Hope, Nelson
- he married Louisa STAGG (1861-1944) in 1885
their known children:
* 1888 - 1969 Hubert Martin Silcock
- married Lettice Olive HOLDAWAY (1889-1985) in 1918
* 1889 - 1923 Gertrude Olive Silcock
- married Charles George Algernon CROSS (1874-1959) in 1914
- Charles remarried in 1926 to Louisa Emma SIGGLEKOW
* 1892 - 1911 Simon Bonnet Silcock
- Simon died aged 18
* 1898 - 1966 Harold Frederick Stanley Silcock
- married Kathleen Mary STAPP (1890-1974) in 1924


... 12
1864 - 1936 Albert Edward Silcock
- married Margaret Jane FARMER (1865-1953) in 1887
- daughter of Richard FARMER & Margaret Jane O'BRIEN (1842-1872)
their known children:
* 1888 - 1972 Thomas William Martin 'Tom' Silcock
- married Grace Hilda EDEN (1888-1936) in 1915
* 1890 - 1938 Alfred Richard Frederick Silcock
- married Camilia/Camelia Annie EDGAR (1890-1969) in 1915
* 1891 - Constance Gertrude 'Gertie' Silcock
* 1893 - 1982 George Johnson Silcock
- married Alice Mary WEBB (1896-1993) in 1921
* 1896 - 1940 Margaret Jane 'Maggie' Silcock
- married Claude Boland AITKEN (1895-1959) in 1920
* 1900 - 1978 Millicent Grace 'Millie' Silcock
- married Frank Hunter McDONALD (1900-1984) in 1922
* 1908 - Edna May Silcock


... 13
1865 - 1865 Rhoda Silcock
- Rhoda died aged 1 month


... 14
1866 - 1922 Emily 'Minnie' Silcock
- married August SHILTHOUER in 1889
- they farmed in Nelson
their known children:
* 1891 - August Louis Shilthouer


... 15
1867 - 1910 Robert Hooker Silcock
- no wife found
In Feb 1892 Robert was fined in the Foxton Court for 'rescuing' a horse that had been seized and impounded
ROBERT HOOKER Silcock was killed in Gisborne aged 42 when kicked by a horse on Buchanan's - Whakatutu Station


Susannah Silcock died 8 March 1875 at Brightwater, Nelson
Simon Bonnet Silcok died 17 September 1883 aged at Brightwater


NOTES on Simon Bonnet Silcock (1824-1883):
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 28 January 1854
To MAJOR RICHMOND, Sir - We, the undersigned inhabitants of the settlement of Nelson, are desirous of addressing you upon the occasion of your retiring from the position of Superintendent of the Province...
this was signed by Simon Bonnet Silcock and a few hundred others

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 4 July 1857 ELECTION OF LOCAL COMMITTEES
SPRING GROVE - At a public meeting held in the school-room at Spring Grove, Waimea-south, for the purpose of electing a local committee for the schools in that district for the ensuing year, Edward G. Rennell in the chair, the following gentlemen were duly elected:-
* Alfred Saunders, Esq.
* Mr William McGowan
* Mr Simon Silcock
* Mr James Ladley
* Mr William Higgins
* Mr William White
* Mr George Rutherford
* Mr William Herrick
* Mr Joseph Andrews

Colonist, 16 April 1867 TO THE ELECTORS OF WAIMEA SOUTH
GENTLEMEN - Having been requested by a number of the Electors of the above district to become a CANDIDATE for the Provincial Council, I beg to offer my services, and to inform you that I shall become a Candidate for the seat, when it shall have become vacant by the resignation of Mr Oliver. I am, Gentlemne, Your obedient servant, SIMON BONNETT SILCOCK. Bridge Hotel, 16th April, 1867

Colonist, 9 November 1869 THE INCENDIARY FIRE AT SPRING GROVE
A Coroner's inquest was held before Dr Squires at Mr Disher's Hotel, Spring Grove, on Friday last, for the purpose of ascertaining the cause of the late fire at the flour mill at Spring Grove, which belonged to Mr William White. Mr Hugh Martin, junior, was appointed foreman of the jury, after which the jurors visited the scene of the late fire. The mill was then found to have been fully a hundred and fifty yards from the cartshed, stables, barn and dwelling-house, and the house about twenty-seven yards distant from the cartshed.
The following evidence was then adduced:-
Simon B. Silcock, landlord of the Bridge Hotel, deponed that none of the people who stayed in his house was out after twelve o'clock at night ...

* In at least 1870 had the Bridge Inn in Nelson

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