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16 children of William John GANDY + Hephzibah MEDLEY - Wellington

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WILLIAM JOHN GANDY (1835-1920)
- of Wordsworth street, Wellington
married, on 26 Feb 1874, at St Johns Presyterian Church, Willis st, Wellington:
HEPHZIBAH MEDLEY (1854-1916)
- witnessess were: C.J.S. Haselden & Florence Medley (sister)
Hephzibah was a daughter of Samuel MEDLEY & Hephzibah PERRY who married in Lambeth, London in 1852.
Her father was a chemist but died on the Queen of the Avon during their immigration to New Zealand. The barque sailed from London 16 April 1863 & arrived in Wellington 9 August 1863. Her mother arrived a widow with 4 children:
* Hephzibah Medley (1854-1916) - aged 9
* Ernest Samuel Medley (1858-1914) - aged 5
* Florence Mary Medley (1859-1929) - aged 4
* Laura Caroline Medley (1862-1933) - aged 1
(see also Looking for MEDLEY of Wellington )

WILLIAM & HEPHZIBAH had 16 known children
... 1
1875 - 1953 Norman William Gandy
- Norman married Wilhelmina Henrietta WACKROW (1882-1946) in 1907
Sep 1911 Norman was a Clerk at the Wellington Meat Export Company
Jan 1918 Norman was a Clerk in Masterton


... 2
1876 - ? Maurice Gandy
in Dec 1887 Maurice (aged 11) was in Standard V at Terrace School and received a Highly Commended prize for General Improvement
in Jan 1890 Maurice was at Terrace School. The School Committee stated that the body had decided to vote £18 18s (equivalent in 2012 to $3,300) to assist the three highest unsuccessful scholarship candidates, Maurcie Gandy, Alice Cornish and Charles Benson to continue their education for one year. It was moved that the Board should contibute an equal amount and that they should ask the Government to contribute £ for £ toward the education of the children mentioned
- Maurice married Margaret MOLLOUMLY in 1895
- their 3 known children:
1895 - Percival Maurice Gandy
1901 - Gwendoline Mary Sylvia Gandy
1904 - John Nevia Gandy


... 3
1878 - 1931 Ernest Gilbert Gandy
- Ernest married Avis Augusta CORLETT (1879-1919) in 1905
- their 3 known children:
1906 - Gilbert Clarence William Gandy
1908 - Avis Olive Gandy
1910 - Wilfred Stuart Gandy
- Ernet married Mary FIFE in 1925


... 4
1880 - ? Wilfred Gandy
- nothing known


... 5
1882 - 1965 Howard Paton Gandy
18 Dec 1900 Howard was sentenced in the Wellington Court to 3 months hard labour for stealing £7 (2012 equivalent of $1240). He was on Probation for a former offence. Friends offered to pay the money but Howard's father insisted the matter should go to court
1901 Howard, wanted by the Police for forgery, migrated to South Africa where he got into trouble and was finally deported back to NZ in 1917, (16 years later). He was apprehended and received 3 months imprisonment for the old charge
20 Feb 1919 Howard was sentenced in the Palmerston North Court to 12 months hard labour for forgery and uttering at Feilding


... 6
1883 - Rhoda Florence Gandy
- nothing known


... 7
1884 - 1975 Kenneth Scott Gandy
- Kenneth married Ethel Harriet STUART (1885-1971) in 1905
- their 3 known children:
1905 - Ethel Thelma Gandy
1907 - Rita Annie Hephzibah Gandy
1911 - Jean Gandy
Nov 1911 Kenneth was a Machinist, of 6 Mudges terrace, Newtown, Wellington
Oct 1925 Kenneth, of Kenneth Scott Gandy & Co., Bakers Buildings, Featherston Street, Wellington was a Director & Chief Sharebroker of Bluemetal Ltd
Sep 1933 Kenneth was a Candidate for the Commissioner to the Johnsonville Town Board
May 1941 Kenneth was again elected Commissioner of the Johnsonville Town District
May 1944 Kenneth was again successful in the Johnsonville election for 7 Commissioners
- Ethel died 25 April 1971 aged 86 & cremated at Karori
- Kenneth died 28 June 1975 aged 91 & cremated at Karori


... 8
1885 - 1929 Neville Jackson Gandy
- Neville was a Line Operator
- he died 24 June 1924 aged 39
- he is buried Plot 19, Block P at Karori cemetery Wellington


... 9
1887 - 1963 Gertrude Isabel Gandy
- Gertrude never marry
- she died 11 Oct 1963 aged 77
- she is buried Plot 19, Block P at Karori cemetery Wellington


... 10
1888 - 1980 Bessie Knowles Gandy
- Bessie married Ernest SHIRTLIFF (1883-1961) of Nelson in 1910


... 11
1889 - 1976 Lawrence Samuel Gandy
- Lawrence married Harriet Emma CARLSON in 1912
Sep 1940 Harriett is granted a decree nisi on the ground of separation for more than three years


... 12
1891 - 1892 Lewis Whitehead Gandy
- Lewis died 14 March 1892 aged 6 months
- he is buried Plot 19, Block P at Karori cemetery Wellington


... 13
1893 - 1894 Percival John Gandy
- John died aged 17 months
- he is buried PLot 19, Block P at Karori cemetery Wellington


... 14
1894 - 1985 Winifred Laura Gandy
- Winifred married Walter William BROOMHALL (1896-1966) in 1920
- 1st of 5 children of Hezekiah Albert BROOMHALL & Violet Elizabeth White CUMMINGS


... 15
1896 - 1972 Clement Roy Gandy
in Jan 1910 Clement, of Terrace School, was not a candidate for a scholarship but qualified by examination, for a junior free place
- Clement married Madge Emily JESSOP (1900-1991) in 1922
Feb 1930 Clement is taken to Court in Wellington by the State Advances Superintendent for £31 17s 8d (2012 equivalent of $2870)
Dec 1937 Clement was a Service Station attendant employed by Messrs Bell & Young Ltd in Thorndon Quay


... 16
1899 - 1968 Lincoln Harold Gandy
- Lincoln married Elizabeth Kirk GRAHAM (1906-1990) in 1926
in Aug 1932 Lincoln was working in Auckland a a Lorry Driver for the Auckland Mental Hospital
- Lincoln died 26 Nov 1968 aged 69 & cremated Karori, Wellington


Hephzibah Gandy died 6 June 1916 aged 62
Evening Post, 7 June 1916 On the 6th June, at No. 10, Colombo-street, Hepbzibah, wife of W. J. Gandy. Private interment
William John Gandy died 20 May 1920 aged 87
21 May 1920 ... Mr William John Gandy, whose death occurred yesterday at his residence, Colombo-street, at the age of eighty-six, was one of Wellington's early businessmen, and had been one of the city's well-known residents. The deceased, a native of London, came to New Zealand in 1854 in the ship Balnaguith and for ten years followed a country occupation, acquiring knowledge and information for his business of dairy produce and general commission agent which he establised in Wellington in 1864 and which he had carried on ever since. The deceased was an esteemed citizen and had a large circle of friends
- William & Hephzibah are buried with many of the above in:
- PLOT 19, BLOCK P at Karori Cemetery, Wellington

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