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William Stewart ALGIE + Mary Elizabeth SEMPLE Alfredton, Wairarapa 1880s

Journal by ngairedith

Alfredton is a Farming Community 18km west of Eketahuna

William Stewart ALGIE was born 14 June 1853 in Ireland
Mary Elizabeth/Eliza SEMPLE was born 1 June 1854 in Galway, Ireland
William & Mary married about 1877 in Killen, County Tyrone, Ireland
They had a son John Algie in Tyrone in 1878
When John was about 5 months old they registered to emigrate to New Zealand.
They sailed from London 17 July 1879 on the Zealandia, arriving into Wellington 3 months later on 17 October 1879
They then arrived in Castlepoint, Wairarapa.
They worked on a Farm at Tinui, and from there they purchased a property "Hillside' Saunders Road, Alfredton and were sheep farmers there

- they had 8 children in New Zealand

... 1
? 1878 - 1937 John Algie
- born 31 October 1878 in Ireland
- he married Agnes HILLAS (1883-1951) in 1910
- they were Farmers in Masterton Rd, Pahiatua
JOHN ALGIE died 24 July 1937 aged 58
AGNES ALGIE died 3 August 1951 aged 68
- they are buried Grave 25 & 26, Block 2 at Mangatainoka
- the inscription reads:
In loving memory of
John, beloved husband of Agnes Algie
died 23rd July 1937, aged 58 years
And Agnes, died 3rd Aug 1951, aged 68 years

... 2
? 1880 - 1929 William Algie
- born 4 September 1880 in Waihoke Valley, Eketahuna
- William married Olive 'Elsie' EDMONDS (1893-1964) in Eketahuna 1915
Wairarapa Daily Times, 14 June 1915 A wedding was celebrated at St Aidan's Church, Alfredton, on Wednesday last, the contracting parties being Miss Olive Elsie Edmonds, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs George Edmonds, Alfredton, and Mr WIlliam Algie, second son of Mr and Mrs W. S. Algie, Saunders road
- Olive was a daughter of Albert George Edmonds and Emily Elizabeth DOWSETT
- Olive's brother Arthur Stanley Edmonds married William's sister Mary Elizabeth Annie Algie
- their known children (thanks to Algie123, see comments below):
* 1915 - Jean Algie
* 1916 - 1983 Louis Algie (19 April 1983, 3 weeks before his brother Campbell)
- Louis was a Farmer, last address 21 Ormond St, Woodville. He is buried Plot 095, Block 02A, Area Q at Kelvin Grove cemetery with Joan Beatrice (1918-1998)
* 1918 - 1983 Campbell Stewart Algie (10 May 1983)
- Campbell was a Farmer at Rongotea Rd, Kairanga. He is buried Grave 15, Block II at Alfredton Cemetery. His inscription reads: In loving memory of Campbell Stewart Algie, loved husband of Alison, died 10th May 1983 - aged 64 years. Loved father of Ian, Ross, Wayne, Neil and Virginia. "In our hearts always".
* 1920 - 1986 William George Algie
- William was a Farmer at RD2, Kohinui, Pahiatua. He is buried Grave 18, Block II at Alfredton Cemetery. His inscription reads: In loving memory of William George Algie, 1920 - 1986. Dearly loved husband of Vicki. Loved father of Richard, Warren, Joy and Robert
* 1922 - 1987 Alan Norman Algie
WILLIAM ALGIE died 30 May 1929 aged 48 - his probate was in Masterton
OLIVE ELSIE ALGIE died 30 December 1963 aged 71
- they are buried Grave 27 & 28, Block II at Alfredton.
The inscription reads:
In loving memory of
William Algie, 1880 - 1929
Olive Elsie Algie, 1892 - 1963
Ever remembered

... 3
? 1882 - 1966 Jeanette 'Jessie' Algie
- born in Waihoke Valley, Eketahuna
- married Thomas SAUNDERS (1870-1935) in 1905
Wairarapa Daily Times, 4 April 1905 SAUNDERS-ALGIE - On Wednesday, March 29th, 1905, at St Aidan's Church, Alfredton, by the Rev V. Kitcat, Thomas Saunders, of Saunder's road, to Jeanette, eldest daughter of Mr W. S. Algie, Alfredton
- they were Farmers at Glen Oroua
- the 2 (known) children were:
* Rita Jeanette Saunders (1906-1955)
* Thomas Richard Saunders (1908-1977)
THOMAS SAUNDERS died 2 December 1935 aged 65
JEANETTE SAUNDERS died 10 July 1966 aged 83
- they are buried Plot 003 & 005, Block 003, Area H at Kelvin Grove
- inscription reads:
In Loving Memory of
THOMAS, beloved husband of Jeanette Saunders
died Dec 2 1935 aged 65 years
died July 10 1966 aged 83 years
- foot stone reads:
and their son
loved husband of Edna
died 1st Aug 1977 - aged 69 years
died 7th Nov 1999 aged 92 years

... 4
? 1884 - 1953 Colin Semple Algie
- Colin served in WWI as Private 25172 with NZEF, 14th Reinforcements, J Company, embarking from Wellington 26 June 1916, His next of kin was his father at Saunders Road, Alfredton
- married Florence 'Florrie' DOUGLAS (1890-1972) in 1916
Dominion, 6 May 1916 ALGIE-DOUGLAS - On April 24, 1916, at Lansdowne Presbyteriam Church, by the Rev T. Halliday, Colin Semple Algie, third son of Mr and Mrs W. S. Algie, Hillside, Alfredton, to FLorrie, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Douglas, Alfredton
- Florence was a daughter of John DOUGLAS & Sarah GOODWIN
COLIN ALGIE died 1 June 1953 aged 69
FLORRIE ALGIE died 5 July 1972 aged 82
- their last address was 21 George St, Levin
- they are buried Plot 11, Row 21 at Old Levin Cemetery
- inscription reads:
In Loving Memory
beloved husband of
died 1st June 1953 aged 69 years
died 5th July 1972 aged 82 years

... 5
? 1886 - 1963 Marion Algie
- born 22 March 1886 in Tinui & died in Masterton
- Marion married Harold SKEET (1885-1962) in 1908
- they were Farmers
- their known children were:
* 1908 - 1998 Clarence Hector Skeet
* 1909 - 1988 Harold Stuart Skeet
* 1911 - 1994 Mavis Algie Skeet
* 1912 - 1997 Colin Algie Skeet
HAROLD SKEET died 19 March 1962 in Lower Hutt
- his last address was 7 French Street, Lansdowne, Masterton
- he was cremated at Kelvin Grove

... 6
? 1888 - 1888 Charles Algie
- Charles died aged 2 months

... 7
? 1890 - 1916 Robert Algie
- born 6 January 1890
NEXT OF KIN - William Stewart Algie (father), Saunders Road, Alfredton
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
VESSEL - Tahiti
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt (1 May 1916)
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH: Died of his Wounds 19 November 1916 in France
GRAVE: III. I. 13. Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
MEMORIAL: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories

... 8
? 1890 - 1918 Walter Algie
- Walter married Esther Kate 'Kitty' HAZELL in 1915 at Eketahuna
Wairarapa Daily Times, 31 December 1915 At Eketahuna on Wednesday, Mr Walter Algie, youngest son of Mr W. S. Algie, Saunders Road, Alfredton, was married to Miss Kitty Hazel, of Pleckville (near Alfredton)
- Esther was 1 of 11 children of Charles Draper Hazell & Eliza Jane ELLIOTT
- Esther had a brother, Frank Edmund Hazell, who died of wounds in Belgium 1917 and a son, Frank Hazell Algie, who was killed in action at El Alamein in 1942
- Walter lived in Bartholomew Rd, Levin
ESTHER KATE ALGIE died 9 February 1952 aged
WALTER ALGIE died 4 March 1962 aged 72
- they are buried Plot 037 & 039, Block 003, Area L Kelvin Grove Palmerston North

... 9
? 1893 - 1929 Mary Elizabeth 'Annie' Algie
- Mary married Arthur Stanley EDMONDS (1895-1958) in 1919
Dominion, 29 March 1919 At St Aidan's Church, Alfredton, Miss Annie Algie, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs W. S. Algie, of "Hillside" Alfredton, was married to Mr Arthur Stanley Edmonds, third son of Mr and Mrs A. G. Edmonds, "Mona" Alfredton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev mr Davies. Miss May Edmonds was bridesmaid and Mr A. Elliot best man. A reception was afterwards held at "Hillside" and later in the day Mr and Mrs Edmonds left by motor-car for the north
- Arthur was a son of Albert George Edmonds and Emily Elizabeth Dowsett and a brother of Olive Elsie Edmonds who married Mary's brother William Algie
- he was a Bus Proprietor at Foxton Beach
ARTHUR STANLEY EDMONDS died 29 March 1958 in Palmerston North Hospital
- he was cremated at Kelvin Grove

WILLIAM STEWART ALGIE died 21 April 1932 aged 78
- In William`s Will it reads:
In the Matter of the Will of William Stewart Algie, late of Pahiatua, retired Sheepfarmer
MARY ELIZABETH ALGIE died 6 Aug 1946 aged 92
- they are buried Grave 25 & 26, Block II at Alfredton, Eketahuna
- their inscription reads:
In loving memory of
William Stewart Algie
who passed away 21st April 1932 in his 79th year
Mary Elizabeth Algie
died 6th Aug 1946 aged 92 years
At rest
"Peace, perfect peace"


re Martha Jane Semple (sister of Mary Elizabeth/Eliza Semple above)
Martha Jane SEMPLE (1854-1939) married Theodore John 'Percy' COBB (1845-1919) in 1882
- Percy was born in Alresford, Kent, England to Charles COBB & Elizabeth MUNRO
- they lived in Mauriceville & Masterton (and surrounding areas)
- their known children:
* 1884 - 1884 Eva Munro Cobb
- Eva died aged 3 months
* 1886 - 1939 Lucy Isabel Cobb
- Lucy married William INNES in 1915
* 1887 - 1969 Charles Herbert Percy Cobb
- born 10 September 1887
- married Gertrude Annie HARRIS (1890-?) of Wellington
- daughter of John & Albina HARRIS
- moved to Hampshire, England
- Charles died in Basingstoke, Hampshire
* 1890 - 1961 Grace Munro Cobb
- Grace married Thomas Nicholas MAGER/MAUGER (1878-1965) in 1920
- Thomas was born in Christchurch 13 March 1878, a son of James MAGER/MAUGER (1842-1888) from Guernsey to Hotelkeeper in Timaru, and of Nunnai NICHOLAS (1851-1884) from Cornwall to Canterbury

Wairarapa Daily Times, 30 June 1919 OBITUARY Mr Theodore Cobb
... The many friends of Mr Theodore John Percy Cobb, an old identity of the Wairarapa, will learn with regret of his death, which took place at Masterton yesterday. The deceased gentleman, who was 74 years of age, came to New Zealand in the early days of colonisation, and had resided in the Wairarapa for over forty years. He was at one time in partnership with Mr Job Vile in carrying on the Mauriceville mail coaches. For many years he ran poultry farms at various places and he was considered an expert authority on poultry-breeding. The late Mr Cobb, whose end was due to heart trouble, leaves a widow, two daughters, and a son, and to these general sympathy will be extended in their sad bereavement.
The daughters are Mrs W. Innes, of bannister Street and Miss Grace Cobb, while the son, Mr Charles Cobb, resides in Hampshire, England.
The funeral will leave Mrs Innes' residence, 43 Bannister Street, at 1p.m. to-morrow
Percy is buried Plot TPC, Row 11, Area: Plan II at Archer Street

GRAVE 26, BLOCK II at Alfredton Eketahuna

see William Stewart & Mary Elizabeth Algie

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by rip1944 on 2012-01-08 21:22:30

Hi Ngaire

William Stewart ALGIE born Ireland 14 Jun 1853


Mary Eliza SEMPLE born Co. Tyrone, Ireland, 1 Jun 1854.


John ALGIE born 30 Oct 1878, Killen, Tyrone, Ireland

Immigration: at Wellington ex "Zealandia" 17 Oct 1879 (Farm labourer) with wife and son.

by ngairedith on 2013-04-21 06:14:05

thank you to Algie123 for the message:
Subject: William Algie and Olive ELSIE Algie (nee Edmonds)
To: ngairedith
From: Algie123
Date: 2013-04-21 05:55:51
Hello the blog mentions the only child of William and Olive (known as Elsie) was Campbell Stewart - they are my husbands grandparents and Campbell Stewart is my father - in- law

The children of this marriage were ;

Jean is still alive and lives in Masterton.
One of my brothers in law is the custodian of William Stewart Algies family bible. We have also purchased the Alfredton Anglican Church which is now held in a community trust to ensure this piece of Alfredton history remains in the Alfredton community.

We have recently learned Elizabeth Marys sister, Martha Jane also settled in New Zealand, do you have any information regarding this.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards

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