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BASIRE marriages New Zealand 1878-1928

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the known BASIRE marriages New Zealand 1878 - 1928


Albert Basire (1869-1952)
- married Eliza COVELL (1868-1957) in 1895
- their known children:
1896 - 1920 Rosa Claire Basire
- Rosa died aged 23
on 7th August 1920 at her parents' residence, 41 Scarborough-terrace, Wellington, Rosa Claire, beloved eldest daughter of Albert and Eliza Basire; aged 23 years. At rest (Private interment)
- Rosa is buried Plot 234 L, PUBLIC2 at Karori, Wellington
1898 - ? Hilda Basire
- on April 27, at port Chalmers, the wife of Albert basire, of a daughter
- Hilda married & moved to NSW, see below
1905 - 1995 Frederic Covell Basire
1908 - ? Phyllis Basire
1910 - Albert Harold Basire
- in March 1933 (aged 23), Albert passed his Surveyors Examination which was held by the Survey BGoard in Wellington

Frederic Covell Basire (1905-1995)
- married Doris Annie Catherine GOLDIE (1903-1983) in Wellington 1929
14 December 1929 A recent wedding solemnised at All Saints' Church, Kilbirnie, was that of Doris, only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. C. Goldie, of Haitaitai, to Frederic Covell, elder son of Mr and Mrs A. Basire, of Wellington. The Rev Canon Sykes performed the ceremony. The church was charmingly decorated with white flowers. The bride, escorted by her father, wore a long-sleeved frock of ivory satin, embroidered with pearls and a shoulder spray of orange blossom and heather (sent from Scotland). Her embroidered veil was of ivory net, arranged with small posies of orange blossom, and she carried a shower bouquet of white and pale pink roses, carnations, and sweet peas. The bridesmaid was Miss Phyllis Basire, whose dainty frock was of daffodil crepe de chine, matched by a wide daffodil hat, with cornflower blue velvet ribbon streamers. She carried a bouquet of pink and yellow roses and sweet peas. Little Patricia MacDougall, of Auckland, made a dainty flower girl, wearing a frilled frock of cornflower blue georgette with daffodil streamers, and she carried a silver basket of cornflowers and sweet peas. Mr M. J. Earle was best man. The reception was held at the residence of Mr and Mrs J. L. Arcus, of Haitaitai, Mesdames Goldie and Basire receiving the guests. The former wore a kasha crepe frock and navy bankik hat, her bouquet being of bronze pansies and roses; the latter was in black Celanese silk with touches of pink and a black hat, her bouquet being of pink roses and gerberas.
After the reception Mr and Mrs Basire left for Rotorua, the bride's travelling frock being of powder blue Celanese silk, with which she wore a lemon hat and a stone marten fox fur
- Frederic & Doris had 3 sons
on April 4, 1944 at Harris Hospital, to Doris, wife of F. C. Basire, of Northland, a son
FREDERIC died at home on the Kapiti Coast 12 Sep 1995 aged 90
- his ashes were taken by the Funeral Director

George Basire
- married Mary 'Minnie' FLEMING 2 August 1892 in Auckland
on 2nd August 1892 at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs W. Elliott, Parnell, by the Rev R. S. West, George, second son of the late F. D. Basire, M.D., of Port Chalmers, to Mary (Minnie), fifth daughter of the late John Fleming, of Richmond, Longford, Ireland
- her mother, Emma Margarettte Fleming (1837-1912 nee HAMPTON) married William Elliott in 1880 - on 9 July 1880 at the office of the Registrar, Auckland, William Elliott to Emma Margarette, relict of John Fleming, Esq., late of Augborovegh Manor (sic, probably the Manor of Ugborough), and youngest daughter of the late William Hampton, Esq., J.P., Wicklow, Ireland
- her mother, Emma Margaret Hampton (then aged 17/18) of Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, had first married her father, John Fleming of 8 North Earl street, Dublin on 13 November 1855 at St Thomas, Dublin (needs Adobe Reader to view the Marriage License) (Emma was described as a minor & John was full age)

Thomas Basire (1859-1931) (see notes below)
- married Charlotte Margaret McKINNON (1863-1944) in 1891
- they had 3 known children:
1894 - 1895 Alice Tayler Basire
- Alice died aged 10 months & is buried Block R5. Plot 67 at Port Chalmers
1896 - 1969 Thomas Frederick Basire
1898 - Ella Charlotte Basire
THOMAS died 14 Feb 1831 aged 73
CHARLOTTE MARGARET died 12 Oct 1944 aged 80
- they are buried Block UO. Plot 349A at Port Chalmers cemetery

Thomas Frederick Basire (1896-1969)
- Thomas served in WWI as Corporal 53304 with the NZEF, 29th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Signal Section, embarking from Wellington 14 Aug 1917. His next of kin was his father, Captain Basire, Union Steamship Company (Limited), Port Chalmers
- married Annie Stewart McKENZIE (1901-1974) in 1925
- daughter of James Smith McKENZIE & Jessie KELLY
THOMAS died 14 Oct 1969 aged 73
- last address was 19 Como street, Dunedin
ANNIE STEWART Basire died 29 Dec 1974 aged 73
- last address was 93 Newington Ave, Dunedin
- they are buried Block NL. Plot 45 Port Chalmers


Ella Charlotte Basire (1898-1987)
- daughter of Thomas BASIRE & Charlotte Margaret McKINNON
- married Ralph MARTINDALE (1901-1979) 26 Dec 1928
- step-brother of IVY WALTON

Hilda Basire
- married George McGeorge DALLING (1888-?) in 1919
on 1st Sep 1919 at the Kent-terrace Presbyterian Church by the Rev Kennedy Elliott, D.D., George McGeorge Dalling, only son of Mr and Mrs McG. Dalling of "Nithbank", Hamilton, N.S.W., to Hilda, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Basire, of "Woolcombe", Scarborough-terrace, Wellington
8 September 1919 The wedding took place on Monday last (1st), at the Kent-terrace Presbyterian Church, of Miss Hilda Basire, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Basire, of Scarborough-terrace (Mount Victoria, Wellington), to Mr George McGeorge Dalling, only son of Mr and Mrs John McGeorge Dalling, of Hamilton, New South Wales. The Rev Kennedy Elliott, D.D., officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a cream gabardine costume and a white crepe de chene hat, and carried a shower bouquet of white and pink flowers with white tulle streamers. Miss Claire Basire wore a dress of pink eolienne, and a leghorn hat trimmed with pink and mauve roses and tulle. Her shower bouquet was of violets and freesias, with mauve streamers. Mr Alex. McGregor was the best man. Mr and Mrs Dalling have left for a visit to Australia
* George was born in Glasgow, Scotland
* he received his First Class Engineers Certificate of Competency, Colonial Trade in Sydney, Australia on 2 October 1913
* he was on the Dunedin West Electoral Roll in 1911 & 1914
* they were both on the Wellington East Electoral Roll in 1919
* he was on the NSW Electoral Roll in Newcastle in 1930 and in Wentworth, Bradfield & Berowra from 1936 to 1968

Sarah Basire
- married George HORTON in 1886
on 6th July 1886, at the residence of the bride's mother, Ivy Bank Villa, Port Chalmers, George, third surviving son of the late F. W. P. Horton, Gloster Lodge, Fulham, Middlesex, England, to Sara, only daughter of the late F. D. Basire, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
- their known children:
on 5th March 1887 at her residence, the Old Times Restaurant, Princes street south, Dunedin, the wife of George Horton of twin sons (prematurely)
1887 - 1887 unnamed born still Horton
1887 - 1887 Frederick Basire Horton
- Frederick died aged 7 weeks
1890 - ? Dorothy Emily Horton
- on 6 Nov 1907 (aged 17) Dorothy was at Otago University and was awarded prizes and places for Junior Latin, Junior English and English Composition & Rhetoric
- on 11 Nov 1908 (aged 18) Dorothy was at Otago University and was successful in the term examination in Senior Latin, Senior English, Senior French and French Phonetics

Susannah Sarah Basire (nee TAYLER) (1831-1918)
- Susannah married John VEAL in 1878 when she was 47
- she was the widow of Frederick Daniel Basire (1832-1870), they had met on the Mary in 1849 and married in 1850 when she was 19
SUSANNAH died 19 July 1918 aged 88 & buried Block R5. Plot 67 Port Chalmers with Frederick and 2 other Basire members
20 July 1918 Port Clamers lost a respected pioneer resident on Thursday night by the death in her 88th year of Mrs S. S. Basire. The deceased lady, with her husband, the late Dr. F. Basire, arrived at Port Chalmers in the ship Mary on April 11th, 1840. Mrs basire is survived by a grown-up family of three sons and one daughter
* Captain Thomas Basire
* Mr James Basire, Marine Engineer, late chief engineer of the Maheno
- James, (1864-1948) is buried Plot 29 F, CH ENG2 at Karori with an Edith Basire (1844-1938)
* Mr Albert Basire
* Mrs Horton, residing in the North Island
This family are direct descendants of the well-known engraver whose named - Basire - is several times mentioned in standard English literature
... this ancestor was James Basire (1730-1802), the most significant of a family of engravers, and noted for his apprenticing of the young William Blake. His father was Isaac Basire (1704-1768), a map maker, his son (1769-1822) and grandson (1796-1869) were also named James; these four generations of Basires were all engravers. Work by Basire hangs in museums and galleries around the world, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand, the National Library of Australia in Canberra and the National Portrait Gallery, London. There are examples of his work at the link

Evening Post 21 March 1931 - SHIPS and the SEA

... Captain Thomas Basire, who died at Port Chalmers recently, at the age of 72 years, was for many years a well-known officer in the service of the Union Steam Ship Company. The oldest son of the late Dr *Frederic Daniel Basire, who arrived in New Zealand in 1849 on the bargue Mary, and settled in the South, he was born in Port Chalmers, and made his first voyage at the age of twelve years in the brig Thomas and Henry, in the Australian trade. He served his apprenticeship in the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's ship 'Margaret Galbraith', in which he served subsequently as second mate. He was also second mate and mate in the ships Canterbury, Cape Breton and Grosvenor.
After serving twelve months as chief mate of the ship Lyttelton, under the late Captain R. Strang, who was subsequently marine superintendent of the Union Company, Captain Basire obtained his extra master's certificate, being probably the first New Zealander to gain that distinction. Captain Basire afterwards entered the Union Company's service as a junior officer and he had advanced to chief officer of the Rakanoa when, in 1899, the Union Steam Ship Company appointed him wharfinger at Port Chalmers. Extensive repairs and alterations to steamers were then being carried out, and Captain Basire's special knowledge and ability enabled him to carry on the work successfully. His seamanship and skill earned him the respect and admiration of all seafaring men.
Captain Basire married Miss C. M. McKinnon, daughter of the late Captain A. McKinnon.
Their only son, Mr Thomas Frederick Basire resides in Dunedin and the other only surviving daughter, Mrs Martindale, at Port Chalmers.
Mr J. Basire, for many years a chief engineer in the Union Company's ships, including the Maheno and Maori, and Mr A. Basire of Luke Bros., of Wellington, and surveyor to the British Corporation Register of Shipping; are brothers of the late Captain Basire
* Frederick Daniel Basire died 27 July 1870 aged 47 & is buried Block R5. Plot 67 at Port Chalmers cemetery with 3 other Basire family members

All Saints' Church
Haitaitai-Kilbirnie, Wellington, wedding venue of Frederic Covell BASIRE & Doris Annie Catherine GOLDIE. Taken from the site All Saints Church

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