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DEWSBURY marriages New Zealand

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DEWSBURY marriages 1864 - 1929

DEWSBURY GROOMS
Benjamin Dewsbury (1839-1905)
* born Stirlingshire, Scotland, a son of Benjamin Dewsbury (1801-1886) who emigrated into Lyttelton, 1 of 460 passengers, on the 'Chariot of Fame', 29 Jan 1863. He is listed as a 61 year old, single Clerk. Benjamin (senior) was not a 'Government Immigrant'. He paid £10 15 for his passage, while his friends 'already in the Colony', paid £48. Travelling with him were his children; Maria aged 25, Agnes aged 19, Frederick aged 17 & Henry aged 12. This Benjamin (jnr), who would have been 23, was not with them so we may assume he was already in New Zealand and was the one who paid for his family to emigrate.
* brother of Rev Henry Rohan Dewsbury (1849-1926)
* in 1860s was in partnership with Artemas Candy and James Jones as Clothiers & outfitters, in the firm "Jones and Company"
* in 1880s was in business with his brother, Frederick Charles Dewsbury, as Dewsbury Bros, of Christchurch, Woollen Drapers & Outfitters

Benjamin married Isabella BOOTH (1844-1925).
* Isabella was born in Durham, England, 1 of 7 children of George Booth (1818-1888), 1st Mayor of Sydenham & Jane Rickaby (1821-1877). George and Isabella were married at her parent's home in Rangiora, 19 April 1864, in a double wedding with Isabella's sister Jane Booth (1842-1872) when she married Frederick Metivier Rose (1842-1865), a Surveyor.
* Jane's husband died of a fever 7 months later in Nov 1864, aged 22. Jane gave birth to a son, Frederick George Rose in Jan 1865 but he died in Aug 1865 aged 7 months.
* A brother of Isabella & Jane, was Industrialist & businessman
George Thomas Booth (1858-1942)
* They lived in Spreydon, Christchurch
George & Isabella had 10 children
.. 1 1865 - 1942 Dora Jane Dewsbury
* Dora moved to Darlinghurst, Australia as an artist, with her sister Gwendoline and mother Isabella around 1913. Dora never married. She died in Sydney aged 77.
.. 2 1866 - 1896 Ernest John Dewsbury (age 30)
.. 3 1867 - 1868 Benjamin George Dewsbury (6 months)
.. 4 1869 - 1869 George Booth Dewsbury (11 days)
.. 5 1870 - 1870 Jane Dewsbury (3 days)
.. 6 1870 - 1870 Kate Dewsbury (1 day)
.. 7 1871 - 1872 Harry Rose Dewsbury (2 months)
.. 8 1873 - 1873 Isabella Mary Dewsbury (6 weeks)
.. 9 1877 - 1878 Winifred Agnes Dewsbury (7 months)
.10 1882 - 1967 Gwendoline Roan Dewsbury
* Gwen reached advanced grade pianoforte exams of the Royal Academy of Music under Herr Max Hirschburg. Gwen moved to NSW, Australia with sister Dora & mother Isabella about 1913. Gwen never married. She died at Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains aged 85.

Death of BENJAMIN Dewsbury
Press, 8 July 1905
OBITUARY - Mr B. Dewsbury
The death is announced, at his residence in Richmond terrace, Christchurch, of Mr B. Dewsbury, after an illness of some weeks duration. The late Mr Dewsbury, who was 67 years of age, was an old identity of Canterbury and was in business many years ago with a brother as a clothier and tailor at the corner of Gloucester and Colombo streets. At the time of his death he was in the service of Messrs H. Ballantyne and Co. He was a brother of the Rev H. R. Dewsbury, the well-known Christchurch Methodist minister and was a member of the Methodist Church.
The late Mr Dewsbury leaves a widow (now on a visit to England with her brother, Mr G. T. Booth) and two daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place this afternoon at the Addington Cemetery.
* he is buried in Plots 131A & 131B, Block O, with children Ernest, Benjamin, George, Harry, Isabella & Winifred. Twins Jane & Kate are buried together in a small unmarked infants grave, Plot O, Block O, at Addington
Of interest, Isabella's parents, George & Jane Booth, are buried Plots 130A & 131C, Block O at Addington, Christchurch (family plot?)

Death of ISABELLA Dewsbury
Isabella died 12 April 1925 at her residence, Glenbrook, Blue Mountains, NSW aged 81. She is buried Portion Mth, Row J1, at Emu Plains General, Penrith.


photo Dora Jane Dewsbury in Christchurch 1876-1880. Dora (aged 40) & sister Gwen (aged 23) were the only children surviving when their father died.


Charles Randolph Dewsbury
married Mary Helen LITTLE in 1907
their known children
* 1910 - Leicester Dewsbury

Frederick William Dewsbury
married Agnes Amelia CRADDOCK in 1898
their known children
* 1899 - Ngaire Dewsbury
* 1906 - Phyllis Shirley Dewsbury

Henry Dewsbury
married Elizabeth Boyd PARNALL in 1876

John Dewsbury
married Jane WALLS in 1905
their known children
* 1906 - George Guthrie Dewsbury
* 1909 - Alan Harcourt Dewsbury

DEWSBURY BRIDES
Annie Jardine Dewsbury
married Richard KEMP in 1890
their known children
* 1892 - Winton Thorn Kemp
* 1893 - Charles Clifford Kemp
* 1894 - Ivy Irene Kemp
* 1900 - Gilbert Arnold Kemp
* 1905 - Gerald Maurice Kemp
* 1908 - Harold Courtney Kemp

Hannah Dewsbury
married Thomas ELLEN in 1878
their known children
* 1881 - Thomas Edward Ellen
* 1883 - Hannah Ellen

Jamesina Alexander Dewsbury
married Robert Arthur GOTT in 1891
their known children
* 1893 - Lyndall Marjorie Gott

Mary Ann Dewsbury
married Frank DIXON in 1892
their known children
* 1892 - Lena Murielle Dixon
* 1895 - Clarence Arnold Dixon
* 1896 - Alfred Roy Dixon
* 1899 - Kura Guthrie Dixon

Ngaire Marjorie Dewsbury
married Ivor William Henry THOMAS in 1923

Phyllis Shirley Dewsbury
married David Allen Kensington SAVAGE in 1929

Selina Roan Guthrie Dewsbury
married George REESE in Sydenham 20 April 1880
* eldest daughter of John Shillington Miller Dewsbury (1834-1903) & Mary Ann Winton Guthrie (1837-1924)
their known children
* 1881 - George Leonard Reese
* 1883 - Ernest Norman Tankerville Reese
* 1885 - Ida May Reese

Williamine Hislop Dewsbury
* daughter of John SHillington Miller Dewsbury & Mary Ann Winton Guthrie
married Henry Leonidas WILSON in St Michael's, Christchurch 1 July 1903

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