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William COLDICOTT + Ann Maria SMITH - Ashburton

Journal by ngairedith

- was born in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England to:
John COLDICOTT (1832-1888) & Silence JOHNSON (1832-1890)
- they sailed from Gravesend 18 April 1874 on the HEREFORD which brought 475 pasengers into Lyttelton on 14 July 1874

on 16 March 1878 William married:
ANN MARIA SMITH (1859-1937)


... 1
1879 - 1960 Sarah Emma Coldicott
- Sarah married* Richard David JOHNSTON (1874-1916) 21 April 1904
- they had 4 known children
- Sarah next married Albert John MASON (1870-1936) in 1917 in Christchurch
- she died 15 June 1960 in Ashburton aged 80
- she is buried Plot 23, Area 136 at Ashburton cemetery

... 2
1881 - 1973 Mary Ann Elizabeth Coldicott
in 1892 she was in the 1st Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- Mary married Albert William MITCHELL in 1904
- they had 2 known children

... 3
1882 - 1935 William John Coldicott
in 1892 he was in the 1st Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- William married Bessie EDYMAN (1884-1965) in 1905
- they had at least 3 children

... 4
1884 - 1950 Leah Gertrude Coldicott
in 1892 she was in the 3rd Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- Leah married John Douglas SCOBIE (1884-1972) in 1913
- she died in Patea aged 65

... 5
1886 - 1982 Silence Lavinia Clara Coldicott
- born 14 December 1886
in 1892 she was in the 6th Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- Silence married Robert Ernest CHAMLEY (1886-1971) in 1913

... 6
1888 - 1986 Olive Maria Coldicott
- born 29 March 1888
in 1899 she was in the Standard V at Hamstead School
- Olive was in the Ashburton Ladies Lodge of Druids
- Olive married Joseph John BURTON (1878-1945) in 1907

... 7
1890 - 1936 George Ernest Coldicott
- George married Florence Mabel CRAIGHEAD (1884-1965) in 1916
- in Jan 1917, (aged 26) George was a cabinetmaker of 51 Suffolk Street, Hampstead when he was drawn in the 3rd Ballot to serve in war. He served as Rifleman 54012 with the NZEF, 27th Reinforcements G Company. His next of kin was his wife at Middle Road, Allenton, Ashburton. He returned in July 1919 on the 'Kigoma'
- George died 12 March 1936 aged 46
12 March 1936 Injured last Thursday while working in a shingle pit near Methven, George Ernest Coldicott, a married man, residing at Ashburton, died this morning in the Ashburton Hospital. With two others, Mr Coldicott was loading a lorry when the face of the pit fell. He dived under the lorry for protection, but struck his head on part of the mechanism, facturing his skull. At the same time his shoulder struck another part of the lorry and hs collarbone was broken. Shingle covered half of his body, but he was not injured by it.
- he is buried Plot 30, Area 192 at Ashburton cemetery
28 Sep 1945 At Belhaven Church, Dunbar, Scotland, on August 30, 1945, by the Rev J. Ritchie, B.D., Flying Officer Gordon M. Coldicott, A.N.Z.A.P., eldet son of Mrs and the late Mr G. E. Coldcicott, Ashburton, to Helen, elder twin daughter of Mrs and the late Mr Anderson, Seafield House, Belhaven, Dunbar, Scotland

... 8
1892 - 1956 Frederick Arthur Coldicott
- in 1910 (aged 18) he was fined 5s for riding his bicycle on the footpath
- he married Edith Ruth BOYD (1890-1982) in 1913
- Frederick died 5 Aug 1956 aged 64
- he is buried Plot 1, Area 254 at Ashburton cemetery
Edith died 26 Dec 1981 aged 91 & buried with him

... 9
1896 - Evelyn Millicent 'Millie' Coldicott
- born 16 August 1896
- in 1910 (aged 14) Millie was in Standard V at Hampstead School
- in 1913 (aged 17) she was in the Senior Class of Hampstead Sunday School
- Evelyn married Joseph Edward Henry McALEER (1893-1956) in 1918

... 10
1900 - ? Irene 'May' Coldicott
- in 1910 (aged 10) May was in Standard III at Hampstead School
- nothing else known

... 11
1902 - 1972 Eric Cecil Coldicott
- born 26 September 1902
- in 1913 (aged 11) Eric was in Class III of Hampstead Sunday School
- Eric died 13 June 1972 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 1063, Old Lawn, at Ashburton cemetery

* - SARAH EMMA's wedding
22 April 1904 ... The Church of the Holy Name, Ashburton, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Thursday, when Richard David, fourth son of Mrs T. Johnston, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Emma, eldest daughter of Mr William Coldicott. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of cream taffeta, trimmed with silk lace and insertion, and wore the orthodox veil and orange blossoms. She was attended by four bridesmaids - Misses L., (Leah or Lavinia) May and Millie Coldicott (sisters of the bride), and V. Johnston (sister of the bridegroom). The Misses Coldicott wore cream figured luste, trimmed with yellow ribbon and insertion. Miss Johnston wore pale blue watered silk, beautifully trimmed with silk lace and insertion. The bridesmaids wore white felt hats, trimmed with chiffon and black and white tips. he bride and bridesmaids carried beautiful bouquets, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridegoom's gift to the bride was a gold muff chain with heart attached, and to the bridesmaids massive gold brooches. Mr Robert R. Johnston (Richard's brother, Robert Reginald Johnston 1878-1943) acted as best man, and Mr W. Coldicott as groomsman.
The wedding breakfast was held at the residence of the bride's parents, and was presided over by the Very Rev. Dean O'Donnell, the officiating clergyman.
The presents were both costly and numerous, including several substantial cheques.
The bride and bridegroom left by the express northwards, on their honeymoon, the bride's travelling dress being green speckled tweed, with hat to match. A dance was given in the Templar Hall in the evening, where a most enjoyable time was spent to music excellently rendered by Teris' Band and Miss V. Johnston. Mr W. Hodgson acted as M.C. The gathering dispersed in the early hours of the morning after the singing of "Auld Lang Syne"

ANN MARIA died 25 August 1937 in Ashburton aged 78
WILLIAM died 12 December 1939 in Ashburton aged 81
- they are buried in PLOT 8, AREA 14 at Ashburton cemetery

NOTES to establish who Richard David Johnston was
- (see comment box below)

RICHARD DAVID JOHNSTON (1874-1916) lived in Burnett street, Ashburton. His Motor Garage was also in Burnett street
* possibly not born in NZ, no records of his or siblings births
- his parents were: Thomas JOHNSTON (1845-) from County Down, Ireland & France Ada 'Fanny' WOOD (1844-1919) from Kilkenny, Ireland

* he was the local agent for the 'very best that modern engineering science can produce, the embodiment of grace, power, economy and comfort of the bottle-curve body & luxurious upholstery of the Dodge Brothers famous cars"

* he was an elected Officer of the Ashburton Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society

* SIBLINGS as found:
Lizzie Johnston (Elizabeth Augusta ?? 1871-1934)
Bessie Johnston
Robert Reginald Johnston (1878-1943)
Miss V. Johnston

* up to 1902 his parents appeared in the news as Mr & Mrs T. Johnston

* after that his mother was referred to as Mrs T. Johnston

* there is a Thomas Johnston buried in Rakaia cemetery. The plot was bought by Thomas Johnston on 23 Feb 1900. No dates of death or burial nor age for him but he is buried PLOT 143 with a JANE JOHNSTON who died aged 75. Two Jane Johnston who died aged 75:- one in 1923 (birth year 1848), one in 1931 (born 1856)
HOWEVER, the following appeared in the Ashburton Guardian 16 Dec 1919
... On December 16 1919, at Lewisham Private Hospital, Christchurch, Mrs Fanny Johnston, late of Burnett Street East, Ashburton; aged 74 years. The Funeral of the late Mrs Fanny Johnston (1844-1919), relict of the late Thomas Johnston (late of Burnett Street East !) will leave the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 17, at 10 a.m. for the Ashburton Cemetery

16 Dec 1920 - IN MEMORIAM
... JOHNSTON - In loving memory of Fanny Johnston, late Burnett St, who departed this life December 16, 1919
You are not forgotten granny dear,
Nor will you ever be;
As long a life and memory last,
We will remember thee - Inerted by her grandchildren, Rosie and Eileen Johnston

* 23 Nov 1916
... The Friends of the late R. D. Johnston, are respectfully informed that his Funeral will move from his late residence, North-West Belt, Allenton, on FRIDAY, November 24, 1916, at 10.15 a.m., for the Catholic Church (Requiem Mass, 10.30 a.m.) and thence for the Ashburton Cemetery, (Motor Hearse)
... LOYAL ASHBURTON LODGE M.U., I.O.O.F. Members of the above Lodge are requested to assemble at the Roman Catholic Church at 10.45 a.m. TO-MORROW, to attend the Funeral of the late Bro. R. D. Johnston - G. J. SOLWAY, N.G.

25 Nov 1916
... The funeral of the late Mr R. D. Johnston took place yesterday. The remains left his late residence on the North-west Belt, and proceeded by motor hearse to the Roman Catholice Church, where a requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev Father O'Donnell, after which the procession proceeded to the cemetery, the Rev Father O'Donnell officiatng at the graveside. The procession was a lenghty one. The pall-bearers were Messrs:
- all of them members of the Ahburton Trotting CLub. A large number of beautiful floral tributes was sent

28 Nov 1916 - ESTATE of the LATE R. D. JOHNSTON
... The Executors wish to notify all customers of the late Mr R. D. Johnston, and the public generally, that the Business in all its branches, is being carried on as usual. Inquiries made of Mr F. WEAR and Mr ROBERT JOHNSTON will receive careful and prompt attention
28 Nov 1916 - SYMPATHY
... At a meeting of the Ashburton Poultry Association Committee last evening, a resolution of sympathy was passed to Mrs R. D. Johnston in her recent bereavement

... The Committee also sincerely regretted the death of Mr R. D. Johnston, who had been elected to the committee a short time prior to his death

... Since the last annual meeting the society had suffered a very heavy loss by the death of the late Mr H. Davis, the president at the time of his death, the late Mr R. D. Johnston, one of the vice-presidents and the late Mr W. W. Patterson, one of the largest exhibitors

* 22 Nov 1917 from the 'Ashburton Guardian'
... JOHNSTON in affectionate remembrance of Richard David Johnston, who departed this life November 22, 1916 - Inserted by his loving mother, brothers and sisters
... JOHNSTON in loving memory of Richard David Johnston, who died Novemer 22, 1916. So loved, so mourned. Inserted by his loving sister, B. Madigan, Napier ... An Elizabeth Augusta Johnston (1871-1934) married John Edward Charles Madigan in 1897

... 1.30 p.m. at our Auction Mart, acting under instructions from the Trustees in the Estate of the late R. D. Johnston, we will offer, in conjunction with W. Pickles and Co., THAT VERY FINE PROPERTY Situated in the North West Belt, containing 1 Rood 33 2-10 Perches (almost half-an-acre) about 2? Chains frontage. Erected thereon is a nearly new MODERN HOUSE of 6 rooms and the usual offices, Plastered and Papered. Gas, High-pressure, etc., Motor Shed, Up-to-date Fowl House and Runs. Those desirous of living almost in the town, and with a hobby for poultry rearing, HERE is the chance to AUGMENT YOUR INCOME. The estate has to be wound up and our instructions are to SELL. Finance will be arranged

21 March 1918 - BY AUCTION
... The N.Z. FARMERS CO-OP ASSOCIATION OF CANTERBURY acting under instructions from the Trustee of the Estate of the late R. D. Johnston, will sell in conjunction with W. Pickles and Co., that desirable furnished FISHING HUT, situated at the Mouth of the Rakaia River. The building is built of Iron, match-lined, verandah, cupboards, etc., and is very comfortably furnished throughout, as follows, viz:- 1 each Double and Single Bedsteads, Mattresses, Pillows, etc., Table, Form, 3 Chairs, Deck Chair, Kettle, Teapot, 4 mugs, Bath, Bucket, Enamel Basin, Kerosene Cooking Stove, Lamp, Linoleums, etc., etc., The attention of sportsmen, health-seekers and weekend campers is especailly directed to the above

25 March 1918 - TO LET
... As the residence of the late R. D. Johnston was not sold, the Executor has decided to let same. The residence situated on N.W. Belt consists of 6 Large Lofty Rooms, and is fitted throughout with all conveniences, including H.P. Water Supply. The land contains about ?-Acre of Land, with long frontage, and the Sections are nicely laid out. There is a Large Motor Shed and a number of Up-to-date Fowlhouses and Runs on the Property. A reasonable rental is asked of a good tenant (this ad ran until May as not yet being Let)

* 22 Nov 1918 from the Ashburton Guardian
... JOHNSTON in loving memory of Richard David Honston, who died at Ashburton, November 22, 1916 - Inserted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers

... from the Estate of the late R.D. Johnston to R. F. Meeking, Lot 3, pt 2

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by Celticconnection on 2012-08-15 00:02:25

Hi, Do you know anything more about Richard David Johnston. I believe he might be a relative but as I cant find his birth records I can't definitely include him in my tree as yet.

by Celticconnection on 2012-08-18 05:15:57

Thankyou so much for all the wonderful information. Just today we found that Richard David Johnston was indeed a family member. Even though his birth has not yet been found he was born in New Zealand,and was a witness to his Brother's wedding. (my Gr Grandfather) Thomas Reginald Johnston 1873-1948. His parents were Thomas Johnston from County Down, Ireland born 1845, and (Fanny) Frances Ada Woods from Waterford or Kilkenny, Ireland 1844- 1919. They were married in New Zealand 1866.

by ngairedith on 2012-08-18 05:47:58

that's great,
I will adjust the journal

Please contact with further info as you find it so the journal can be kept updated for other researchers

by Celticconnection on 2012-11-18 15:23:24

by Skut on 2013-07-29 02:52:22

Ann Maria Smith was my grandmothers sister

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