William Checkley DEVEREUX & Ellen KING - Lower Hutt
William Checkley Devereux was born 1822 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
- a son of Robert Devereux & Susanna Checkley
- he died 26 September 1887, in Lower Hutt
- he is buried Plot 265, Christ Church Taita cemetery
William Checkley DEVEREAUX, established the wholesale and retail butchery in the Main Road, Lower Hutt in 1856 the only one of its kind in the district
He emigrated in 1855 on the Myrtle, and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year and is buried in the Christ Church Taita Cemetery
His son Frederick William Devereux, took over the business in 1886
The freehold premises included a two-story shop and dwelling.
His slaughter-house, fitted with every modern appliance, was situated on the Main Road about a mile from the shop.
William Checkley Devereux married Ellen King (before 1857)
A total of their children not yet known
1857 - 1938 Lydia Myrtle
- married William Williams 1887
1859 -1934 Frederick William Devereux
- Frederick died 14 April 1934 & buried Plot 85K at Bolton St., Wellington
1863 -1924 Marian Amy Devereux
1865 - 1880 Edgar Amos Devereux
- Edgar died aged 15 by drowning with 2 companions, George Cooley aged 20 and Henry Franklin 'Francis' Cross aged 17 in Lake Wairarapa
1869 - Margaret Ellen Devereux
1871 - Jane Ann Devereux
from "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Wellington Provincial District), Commercial & Industrial:
from the entry for his son Frederick William:
... Frederick William Devereux, Wholesale and Retail Butcher, Main Road, Lower Hutt. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand.
This business, the only one of the kind in the township, was established in 1856 by the late Mr William Checkley Devereux, father of the present proprietor.
The founder, whose portrait is reproduced herein, came to the Colony in 1855, per ship "Myrtle," (arrived in Wellington January 1854 via Sydney? ) and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 - five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year. Frederick Devereux was born in Lower Hutt in 1859, and learned his business with his father, assisting in the management of the business for several years before taking it over. As an Oddfellow he has been a member of the Rose of the Valley Lodge for some eighteen years past. In musical matters, Mr. Deveieux is a singer, and possesses a good tenor voice, which he is ever ready to use as a soloist for any local charity. He is also an amateur athlete, and, having studied the noble art of self-defence, has attained considerable renown as a boxer.
27 September 1887
... DEVEREUX - At his residence, Lower Hutt, William Checkley Devereux, aged 65 years
... at about a quarter past 12 to-day Mr Devereux, an old settler, died suddenly after registering his vote, The deceased had been ailing for some time, and was aged 65
... The Friends of the late Mr William C. Devereux are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Lower Hutt, for the Taita Cemetery, on Wednesday, 28th instant, at 3 p.m. E. & A COLLETT, Undertakers, Petone
Can you help please with the children
who were their spouses?
where is Ellen buried?
Devereux family outside their house on High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, photographed by William Williams in 1887 (husband of their daughter Lydia Myrtle)
TAKEN FROM Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington