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EDIE marriages New Zealand 1862-1940

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EDIE marriages 1862-1940
FEATURING the family of John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927) of 'Springfield,' in the town named after them, Edievale, Otago. The children of John & Mary are identified with

The GROOMS
Abel Kerr 'Mick' Edie (1894-1969)
. son of John Edie & Barbara Laura Kerr
married Alice Maude Chesterman (1898-1967) in 1929
. only daughter of Hedley James Chesterman & Ada Vessey of Masterton. One of her 4 brothers, Major Earle Richard Chesterman (1914-1942), served with the 28th Maori Battalion and was killed in the Western Desert WWII
* Abel served as Trooper 7/1839 WWI from Otago

Albert Victor Wilson Edie (1881-1925)
. born in Edievale, West Otago, a son of John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927).
married Elizabeth McKibbin (1891-1967) in 1916
. daughter of William McKibbin from County Down & Sarah Frances Talbot, daughter of William Talbot Esq. of Kyle House, Queen's County, Ireland. William & Sarah farmed at Arrowtown. When William died in Oct 1942, George Edie (Birchwood) and his son Oswald Edie (Edievale) attended his funeral.
known children of Albert & Elizabeth
1917 - 1936 Albert John Talbot Edie
1919 - 1998 Frances Elizabeth Edie (+ Loader)
1921 - 2004 Evelyn Dorothy Iris Edie (+ Harland)
1924 - 1989 Robert Douglas Edie
* Served as Private 56974. Began 3 May 1917, married without any dependents. 13 June 1918 classified unfit and placed on NZ Roll in London. On 8 Aug 1918 embarked for NZ on the Paparoa at Plymouth. Was discharged as 'No longer physically fit for service' on 8 Nov 1918.
Lake County Press, 5 Nov 1925
OBITUARY, Mr ALBERT VICTOR EDIE
The announcement of the death at Edievale on Sunday last of Mr Albert Victor Edie, youngest son of the late John and Mrs Edie of Edievale, will be received with regret by many friends in this district. During the eight years that his brother, Mr G. S. Edie, occupied Glencoe Station, deceased was a frequent visitor to the district and by his geniality and kindly disposition be made many friends. With his brother (Mr R. H. Edie) he had been associated in the management of the Edievale Estate and the brothers frequently exhibited sheep at lake County Shows. Deceased was a keen supporter of athletics and had distinguished himself both on the tennis court and on the cricket field. He was an ex president of the Kelso A and P Society and was also a member of many other local organisations. He was only 44 years of age, but about twelve months ago he contracted a serious illness, from which he never rallied. In 1916 the late Mr Edie married Miss Elizabeth McKibbin, second daughter of Mr and Mrs William McKibbin of Arrowtown and he leaves his widow and a family of two sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. Th the bereaved family and other relatives the sympathy of many friends will be extended.
The interment took place at Crookston Cemetery on Tuesday the cortege being the larges that has been witnessed in the district for many years past.

Cecil Thomas Edie (1900-1985)
. son of Thomas William Edie & Blanche Ann Greenfield
married Mary Helen Fletcher (1903-1987) in 1929
. daughter of Garnet George Fletcher (1873-1951) & Annie Brown of Riverton, Southland. Sister of Annie Florence who married Cecil's brother Stanly (below)
* Cecil died 19 Feb 1985. Mary died 22 March 1987 and they are buried together, Grave 7, Block III at Woodlands cemetery, Riverton

Cyril Edie (1910-1990)
. son of Robert Abel Kerr Edie & Bessie Williamson
married Christina Craig Millar Donaldson in 1936
* served as Private 584372 WWII from Dunedin
their known children
John Donaldson Edie (+ Wagghorne)
Jane Eleanor Edie (+McKenzie +Hickson)
* Cyril died 4 May 1990 in Balclutha Hospital. His last address was 30 Lanark Street, Dunedin. His ashes were returned to Funeral Director

Edward John Edie (1858-1945)
. born in Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia to John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927)
married Isabella Cullen (1856-1938) in 1886 at the Residence of the Isabella's parents, Owhiro, East Taieri
. born Owhiro, East Taieri, a daughter of James Cullen (1818-1905) & Jane Stevenson (1829-1902) from Scotland
their known children
1887 - 1964 John Cullen 'Jack' Edie
1889 - 1976 Edward James Edie
1891 - 1979 Isabella Mary Edie
1892 - 1980 Jane Owhiro Edie
1896 - 1896 Frederick Victor Edie (aged 3 weeks)
1899 - 1976 Margaret Elizabeth Edie
* Isabella died 18 July 1938. Edward died 3 Nov 1945 and are buried together Plot 51, Block 25 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill

Edward James Edie (1889-1965)
. son of Edward Edie & Isabella Cullen
married Mary Beatrice Drumkelbo Sheat (1896-1980) in 1916
. daughter of Alfred James Sheat & Annie Alexander
their known children
1917 - 1998 May Beatrice Edie (+ Nicolson)
1919 - 1996 Gladys Alexandrina Edie (+ Anderson)
1924 - 2012 Muriel Joyce Edie (+ Hosking)
1935 - 2014 John Gordon 'Jack' Edie (+ Hibbs)
* Edward James Edie died 22 April 1965. Mary Beatrice Drumkelbo Edie died 21 Oct 1980. They are buried together Plot 862, Block 36 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill

Edward Kerr Edie (1888-1950)
. son of John Edie & Barbara Laura Kerr
married Jean MacLean in Dunedin 1 Sep 1914
their known children
1915 - 1986 Lachlan Deryck MacLean Edie
* served as Captain 3/2897 WWI from Wellington

Eric Eustace Edie (1900-1973)
. son of George Shepherd Edie & Helen Adams
married Florence Maraval Pinel (1896-1969) in 1926
. daughter of Oswald Henry John Pinel (1857-1939) & Clara Neill (1861-1921) of Southland
Otautau Standard & Wallace County Chronicle, 13 April 1926
EIDE - PINEL
A wedding of considerable interest took place last Tuesday eveing, when Miss Florence Maraval Pinel, second daughter of Mr O. H. Pinel, Dunedin, was married to Mr Eric Eustace Edie, son of Mr and Mrs George S. Edie, Birchwood Station, Southland, at St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin. The Rev Canon Nevill and the Rev G. A. Dawson of Wyndham, officiated. Mr Oswald Edie and Mr Harry Vezey carried out the duties of best man and groomsman respectively.
The bride, who entered the Cathedral on her father's arm, wore a handsome gown of apricot silver tissue with white fur trimming - her train of white georgette lined with apricot georgette and edged with fut, being attached to the shoulders with diamond buckles, fell gracefully to the ground. The bridal veil was of embroidered tulle, arranged with a coronet of white pearls, the picture being completed by silver shoes and stockings and a beautiful sheaf of white lilies. The two bridesmaids were Miss Bessie Edie, sister of the bridegroom and Miss Jean Morris of Dunedin, who ere attired in mystic blue georgette over crepe de chine, with trimming of silver bands and flowing tulle veils to match. They carried dainty bouquets of pink azaleas and wore silver shoes and stockings.
After the ceremony a reception was held in the Strand Salon, when about 30 guests assembled. These included Mr and Mrs George Edie, the latter wearing a beautiful chenille georgette gown of black and red with red hat to tone and handsome fur; Miss Pinel in rose pink chiffon velvet with grey hat trimmed with ostrich feathers; Mr and Mrs Charles Adams; Mr and Mrs James Brown; Mr and Mrs W. R. Brown; the Misses Adams, R. Bain (Sumner), Matheson, Harris and Messrs O. H. Pinel, F. H. Campbell, R. H. Edie (Edievale) and A. J. Sligo.
The happy couple left by motor for Mount Cook, the bride wearing a fawn coat trimmed with fitch fur, with hat and shoes to match.
. Florence died 7 March 1969, Eric died 22 March 1973 and they are buried together Plot 888, Block 39 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

Eric William Phillip Edie (1906-1998)
. son of Thomas William Edie & Blanche Ann Greenfield
married Iris Irene Fletcher (1914-1995) 3 Jan 1934
. daughter of William Robert Fletcher (1884-1930) & Rhoda Mabel Honeychurch (1887-1919) who are both buried at Bluff cemetery, Southland
their known children
1930 - 1995 Evette Edie

George Shepherd Edie (1871-1952)
. born in Roxburgh, Otago to John Edie & Mary Shepherd
married Helen Adams (1872-1956) 14 April 1900
. daughter of George Walter Adams & Mary Wilson
their known children
1897 - 1970 Oswald Leonard Adams Edie 2nd Lieutenant RAF WWI from Otago. Oswald's farewell to the front
1899 - 1973 Gwendoline Ivy Edie (+Walker +Whyte)
1900 - 1972 Eric Eustace Edie
1907 - 1999 Elizabeth Mary Adams 'Bessie' Edie (+ Muirhead)

Herbert Herbertson Edie (1916-1991)
. son of Herbert Kerr Edie & Mary Shepherd
married Kathleen Lillian Frances Knox (1918-1982) in Wellington 5 Aug 1940.
. daughter of John James Knox & Rose Margaret King. Kathleen died in Levin 19 Nov 1982.
their known children
1944 - 2003 Michael John Edie (+ Varty. Buried Eketahuna)
Adrienne Rosemary Edie (+ Rickard-Simms)
Desiree Margaret Edie (+ Mulligan)
Herbert next married Florence Clara Elsie Hudson (1922-2018)
* Herbert served as Private 32478 WWII from Karori, Wellington

Herbert Kerr Edie (1891-1965)
. born in Lawrence, Otago, a son of John Edie & Mary Shepherd
married Alice Curran (1893-1969) in 1913
. adopted daughter of Michael Curran (1860-1927) & Annie Carrington (1859-1923)
their known children
1913 - 1985 John Herbertson Edie (+ Wright)
1915 - 1915 unnamed baby Edie
1916 - 1991 Herbert Herbertson Edie (+ Knox)
1917 - 2010 Alison Lorraine Edie (+ Ross)
1920 - 2008 Annie Grace Edie (+Brodie +Curle)
1923 - 2017 Mary Barbara 'Molly' Edie (+ Smith)

James Edie (1840-1906)
. born in Dunedin, parents to be found
* In 1871 James Edie was the Captain of the paddle steamer 'Wallace' which ran twice a week to Dunedin and by 1885 he was the master of the Mararoa
married Elenor Coleman (1844-1878) in 1862
their known children
1878 - Mary Edie
Otago Daily Times, 1 Oct 1878 On the 28th September, at her residence, Dowling street, Dunedin, Elinor, the beloved wife of Captain James Edie, aged 34 years.
James next married Lucy Bullen Gibson in 1879
their known children
1880 - James Gibson Edie, born Dunedin, enlisted from NSW
1882 - John Norman Edie (born Dunedin)
1884 - 1908 Gibson Reid Edie (born in Sydney, died Liverpool, England Sep 1908 aged 23.11)
Auckland Star, 28 Nov 1906 Captain James Edie, superintendent of navigation at Sydney, has died of pneumonia. Captain Edie was formerly one of the best-known of the commanders in the service of the Union Company and was captain of the Mararoa during the days of its attachment to the San Francisco mail service. Shortly after leaving the service of this company he was appointed Superintendent of Navigation under the Government of New South Wales.
Captain Edie was a native of Dunedin and during the earlier years of his life served as a sailor on ships trading to different parts of the world. He was in Ceylon at the time of the Indian Mutiny and came to New Zealand in 1859 in the auxiliary steamer Royal Bride. He obtained an appointment as master of one of the fore-and-aft vessels that were running on the coast at that time. For some years he was engaged in the lightering trade in Otago harbour. Later he commanded the steamers Wallace and Samson and rose to be master of the Waitaki, which vessel he sailed for some time in the north. Captain Edie ultimately joined the harbour Company and when that company was taken over by the Union Steam Ship Company his serves were retained. He served as chief officer of the Ringarooma for some time and rose very rapidly to the front and in the eighties was sent home to bring out their crack steamer the Mararoa, which he commanded in the San Francisco trade with great success. He was always a careful and conscientious master. Fifteen years ago he resigned from the company's service to take up the duties of shipping master at Sydney, a highly-salaried post which gave him control over all the harbours and navigable rivers in that State. He was afterwards promoted to the position of superintendent of navigation. About six months ago he obtained leave of absence and visited New Zealand. He was then looking hale and hearty and the news of his death naturally came as a great surprise to his many friends in Dunedin. Captain Edie, who was in his sixty-ninth year(sic, 67th), was twice married.
photo Captain James Edie in 1885



John Edie (1856-1928)
. born in Newcastle, NSW a son of John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927).
married Barbara Laurie/Laura Kerr (1856-1914) on 25 June 1878
. born in Roxburgh, Scotland, a daughter of Abel Kerr & Mary Herbertson
their known children
1880 - 1948 John Kerr 'Jack' Edie (+ Picot)
1885 - 1965 Robert Abel Kerr Edie (+ Williamson)
1887 - 1935 Mary Barbara Kerr Edie (+ Geden)
1888 - 1950 Edward Kerr Edie (Dr. buried Andersons Bay)
1891 - 1965 Herbert Kerr Edie (+ Curran. Died 2 weeks after brother Robert)
1894 - 1969 Abel Kerr 'Mick' Edie (+ Chesterman)
. Barbara died 20 April 1914 aged 57
John next married Mary Ann Lindsay McIntosh (1863-1942) in 1921. He died 7 June 1928 aged 72
Otago Daily Times, 8 June 1928
Mr John Edie
The death occurred at Lawrence yesterday morning of Mr John Edie, ex-member of Parliament for Clutha, in his seventy-third year. Mr Edie was born at Newcastle, New South Wales and came to New Zealand in the 'sixties with his parents. The family settled at Waitahuna Gully, where Mr Edie spent his school days and his association with the Tuapeka, Bruce and Clutha districts extended from that time onwards. In 1873 he joined the Survey Department as a cadet and accomplished a great deal of pioneer survey work for the Government in the Owaka district and other parts of Otago. The bush country from Tawanui to the end of Catlins River was surveyed by him before the railway was constructed. He was appointed engineer of the Tuapeka County in 1885 and retained that position until 1919, when he relinquished his duties to contest the Bruce sea against Sir James Allen, but was narrowly defeated. On the retirement of Sir James Allen, Mr Edie again contested the seat against Mr James Begg of Dunedin and on this occasion was successful. The seat had been held for over 30 years by the Reform Party. Prior to the 1922 election the Bruce Electorate was abolished and Mr Edie decided to contest the seat against Mr A. S. Malcolm, whom he defeated by 120 votes. He again defeated by 120 votes. He again contested the Clutha seat at the federal election in 1925 as a supporter of the National Party, but was defeated by a substantial majority by the sitting member, Mr F. Waite (Reform).
Besides many other interest, the deceased was connected with a goldmining claim at Island Block and over a long period of years was associated with his sons in farming pursuits in Tuapeka West. Mr Edie was an elder of the Lawrence Presbyterian Church, a member of the Tuapeka Domain Board, a borough Councillor and for a term was Mayor of Lawrence. He was an enthusiastic member of the Volunteer Corps and for several years was captain of the Tuapeka Mounted Rifles.
Mr Edie was twice married and his first wife died in 1914. His health had been failing for several months and for the past six weeks he had been confined to his bed with heart problems. He leaves a widow, a daughter (Mrs Geden, New Plymouth) and five sons; Messrs J. K. Edie, headmaster of Wellington South School; R. R. and H. K. Edie, farmers at Tuapeka West; A. K. Edie, Wellington and Dr E. K. Edie, Tokanui, Southland.
The first Edie house in Lawrence, belonged to John. His son, Herbert Kerr Edie, unsuccessfully contested the 1935 and 1938 elections in the Clutha electorate as a Labour Party candidate
photo Mr John Edie Mayor of Lawrence


John Cullen Edie (1887-1964)
. son of Edward John Edie & Isabella Cullen
married Jean Leighton Gawn (1888-1977) 2 Dec 1914
. daughter of Thomas John Gawn & Eliza Forrester Couper (1864-1900), who died 2 weeks after her 3rd child, Robert Gawn (1900-1979)
their known children
1915 - 1982 Edward Gawn Edie (Sir George Grey Scholar, + Christine Barbara Edie)
1918 - 1918 unnamed baby Edie
1921 - 2009 Margaret Jean Edie (+ Thomson)
. John died 21 Aug 1964, Jean died 8 April 1977 and they are buried together Plot 813, Block 36 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill

John Herbertson Edie (1913-1985)
. son of Herbert Kerr Edie & Alice Curran
married Annie Wright (1913-2011) in Dunedin 12 May 1937
. born in Wyndham, Southland to John William Moore Wright & Annie Westbury
* John was a motor mechanic in Dunedin. He died in Dunedin Hospital 2 Aug 1985, his ashes buried Plot 125, Block E at Anderson's Bay. Annie died 24 Sep 2011 aged 98 and is buried with him

John Kerr 'Jack' Edie (1880-1948)
. son of John Edie & Barbara Laura Kerr
married Christine Emilia Picot (1894-1966) on 29 May 1911
. only daughter of John Picot (1860-1925) from Jersey, & Isabella Simpson (1857-1931). Paternal grandmother was Emilia Le Huquet
NZ Times, 30 May 1911
A quiet wedding took place yesterday afternoon at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, when Mr J. Kerr Edie, headmaster of Martinborough school and eldest son of Mr J. Edie (Lawrence), was married to Miss Christine E. Picot, only daughter of Mr John Picot, Thorndon Quay, Wellington. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Mr Evans (acting vicar). The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a pretty gown of princess silk trimmed with Irish crochet and silk net. Her bridal veil was arranged over a Juliet cap of Maltese lace, which had been worn by Mrs Picot on her wedding day and she carried a beautiful shower bouquet of white chrysanthemums and white begonias with asparagus and maidenhair fern. She also carried an ivory Prayer Book, the gift of the bridegroom and wore his gift, a pearl pendant. The bridesmaids were Miss Muriel Brown (Christchurch) and Miss Molly Edie (sister of the bridegroom), who wore very pretty gowns of dove grey satin trimmed with silver and passementerie and veiled ninon. Large, grey tagel, straw hats trimmed with violets and carried shower bouquets of pale pink chrysanthemums and carnations with autumn foliage and pink streamers. They also wore pendants of blue enamel and oxidised silver, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr J. Murray (Palmerston) was best man and Mr F. R. Picot (Francis Raymond) was groomsman. Mr Parker presided at the organ. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of Mr and Mrs Picot. Mrs Picot wore a gown of violet crepe de chine, embroidered in self with toque to match. Mr and Mrs J. Kerr Edie left for Martinborough, their future home. Mrs Edie wearing a navy blue tailor-made, with squirrel toque and stole and muff to match. Some of those present were Mr and Mrs J. Edie (Lawrence), Mr and Mrs A. Forest, Mrs R. Williams (Havelock, Marlborough), Mr and Mrs and Miss Paull and Miss Wignall (Auckland.)
their known children
1914 - 1969 Joan Isabel Edie (+ Davies)
1916 - 1994 Christine Barbara Edie (+ Edward Gawn Edie)
1918 - 2004 Phyllis Frances Edie (+ Stubbs)

Lachlan Deryck MacLean Edie (1915-1986)
. son of Edward Edie + Jean MacLean
married Eileen Weston Wachter (1912-2001) in 1940 & had 2 daughters
Lachlan next married Rae Webster Young (1928-2017) & had 2 sons
* served as 2nd Lieutenant 11046 WWII from Dunedin

Oswald Leonard Adams Edie (1897-1970)
. son of George Shepherd Edie & Helen Elizabeth Adams
* In Feb 1927 Oswald was arrested for being drunk while driving
married Violet Elizabeth Dwyer (1896-1993) 30 April 1928 in Melbourne
Otago Daily Times, 1 May 1928
Prior to the marriage of Mr Oswald Edie, which has taken place in Melbourne, a farewell was tendered to him at Birchwood, Southland. It was evident from the large number present - some 200 friends - who came from far and near, that Mr Edie's popularity is widespread. Under the supervision of Mr and Mrs McGregor, of Mount Linton and Mr and Mrs Langford of Ohai, nothing was left undone to make the function a pleasant and a memorable one. The woolshed was transformed into a woodland dell, where young and old tripped the hours away till dawn appeared. Nor did the failure of the electric light mar the proceedings, for Bainsfield's Orchestra, together with a capable M.C. (Mr C. Robertson), rose to the occasion and the motto was "On with the dance." After a dainty supper had been served, Mr J. A. McGregor, in the capacity of chairman, voiced the sentiments of those present, when he eulogised Mr Edie's good qualities. In asking Mr Edie to accept a handsomely inscribed and well-filled wallet, the chairman expressed the hope that the married life of the guest of honour would be one long period of health, happiness and prosperity. Mr R. Murray, captain of the Ohai football team, on behalf of the members, expressed regret at the departure of such an active and keen member and wished him every success. Captain Roberts, of the Nightcaps Rifle Club, also spoke in a similar strain. Mr Edie suitably responded. Much please was given by the rendering of a number of vocal items by Mr Williams of Dunedin. The function concluded with the singing of "Auld Land Syne" and three cheers for the departing guest.
Otago Daily Times, 3 Aug 1937
EDIE
- On July 23, 1937, at Stafford Hospital (Miss Braithwaite's), Dunedin, to Mr and Mrs Oswald Edie of 'Ngahere,' Edievale - a daughter

Robert Abel Kerr Edie (1885-1965)
. son of John Edie & Barbara Laura Kerr
married Elizabeth Carter 'Bessie' Williamson (1884-1973) on 18 April 1910
. 2nd of 9 children (6 daughters) of Donald Williamson & Rhoda Annie Carter
their known children
1910 - 1990 Cyril Edie
1912 - 1964 Elizabeth Laura Edie
1916 - 1972 Robert Noel Edie
1923 - Rhoda Mary Edie (+ Knight)
1927 - 2002 Kenneth Williamson Edie (+ McKay)

Robert John Philip Edie (1917-2011)
. son of Thomas William Edie & Blanche Ann Greenfield
married Nancy Una Massey (1919-2000) 14 Feb 1939
. daughter of Harold Alexander Massey (1888-1965) from Yorkshire & Annie Mabel Armstrong (1892-1979) from Wesport, Buller. Buried together Waikumete
Robert next married Joy Fraser

Robert Noel Edie (1916-1972)
. son of Robert Abel Kerr Edie & Bessie Williamson
married Janet Murray Stephen (1913-1998) in 1937
. daughter of Charles Stephen & Janet Murray Johnston (1884-1959)
Otago Daily Times, 5 June 1937
EDIE - STEPHEN
On May 19, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev Hugh Graham, Noel, second son of Mr and Mrs R. K. Edie, Tuapeka West, to Jean, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs C. Stephen, 5 Dey street, Mosgiel.

Stanly Richard Gordon Edie (1907-1978)
. son of Thomas William Edie & Blanche Ann Greenfield
married Annie Florence'Nancy' Fletcher (1909-1997) in 1933
. daughter of Garnet George Fletcher & Annie Brown of Riverton, Southland. Sister of Mary Helen who married Stanly's brother Cecil (above)
* Stanly & Nancy are buried together Plot 384, Block 40 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill

Thomas William Edie (1864-1928)
. born in Otago, a son of John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927).
married Blanche Ann Greenfield (1877-1973) 17 Aug 1895
. daughter of William Greenfield & Mary Ann Menchen
their known children
1896 - 1900 William Thomas Edie
1897 - 1977 Ivy Mary Ann Edie
1900 - 1985 Cecil Thomas Edie
1904 - 1905 Albert Eric Edie
1906 - 1998 Eric William Phillip Edie
1907 - 1978 Stanly Richard Gordon Edie
1917 - 2011 Robert John Philip Edie
* Thomas died 25 Oct 1928 aged 64, Blanche died 8 Dec 1973 aged 96 and they are buried together Plot 14, Anglican Section, Row D, at Riverton, Southland

The BRIDES
Elizabeth Christina Edie (1873-1957)
. born in Otago to John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927)
married Robert Etheridge Hyde (1862-1934) in Kelso 3 Nov 1896
their known children
1897 - 1977 Mary Elizabeth Hyde
1898 - 1970 Robert Edie Hyde (+ Maetzger, died Queenstown)
1905 - 1986 Margaret Janet Hyde (+ Findlay)
Evening Star, 20 Feb 1934
HYDE
- On February 20th 1934, at his residence, 12 Rochester terrace, Anderson's Bay, Robert Etheridge, beloved husband of Elizabeth Hyde; aged 72 years. The funeral will leave his residence on Thursday the 22nd inst., at 8a.m., arriving at Crookston Cemetery at 12 o'clock.
* Elizabeth died 3 Oct 1957 and is buried with him.

Elizabeth Laura Edie (1912-2010)
. born in Balclutha to Robert Kerr Edie & Bessie Williamson
married Robert Gibson Smith Paterson (1902-1964) in 1938
. born in Catlins, Otago, a son of Robert Paterson (-1906) & Emma Henderson Fraser (1867-1950)
their known children
Eileen Lorraine Paterson (+ John Nicholas Preston 1932-2003, died Invercargill, buried Makara, Wellington)
Kathleen Elaine Paterson (+ Peterson)
1945 - 2009 Robert Powell Paterson
Elizabeth next married an Edie? &/or had a daughter, Gwendoline Margaret Edie who married Robert Nevill
. Robert died 26 Feb 1964 aged 61 and buried Plot 178, Block 2 at Balclutha
. Elizabeth died 29 Dec 2010 aged 98 and her ashes interred with him

Elizabeth Mary Adams 'Bessie' Edie (1907-1999)
. daughter of George Shepherd Edie & Helen Elizabeth Adams
married Robert Waddell Muirhead (1898-1966) 11 Sep 1929
. son of Robert Muirhead & Elizabeth Nichol
their known children
1930 - 1972 Marie Helen Muirhead (+ Stewart)
1937 - 2010 Robert George Muirhead (+ Lyall)

Gwendoline Ivy Edie (1899-1973)
. daughter of George Shepherd Edie & Helen Adams
married Alan Cecil Walker in Aramdale, Melbourne in 1926
Lake County Press, 15 April 1926
WALKER - EDIE
A quiet but very pretty wedding took place on February 22 at Armadale, Melbourne, when Miss Gwendolyn Edie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs George S. Edie, of Birchwood Station, Southland (and formerly of Arrowtown), was married to Mr Alan C. Walker, second son of Mr and Mrs E. W. Folkestone Walker, of Church Stretton, England. The ceremony, which took place at St Albans Church of England, was solemnised by the Rev E. D. Fethers. Mr Boy Shepherd provided the organ music. The duties of best man was carried out by Mr Jack Langford of Melbourne. The bride, who was given away by Mr Valentine Soul, St Kilda, wore a sleeveless gown of powder blue georgette, lightly embellished with gold. She wore a bandeau of blue and gold draped with tulle and carried a bouquet of dainty pink roses and asparagus ferns. Miss Avice Petchell of Riverton, who acted as bridesmaid, carried a bouquet of pink and blue asters to match her frock. Amongst those present were - Mrs and Miss Dyer (Dwyer?) and Mr and Mrs Henry (St Kilda), Mrs Dr Middleton (Mill), Mrs Lamont (Wagga Wagga), Mrs Less (Auckland) and Miss Aickin (Wellington). After the ceremony a reception and dance were given at Bibrous Old Admiralty House. The Honeymoon was spent at Sorrento.
Gwendoline next married Herbert Stanley Whyte (1896-1970) in 1956
. Born in Oamaru, Otago, a son of William Whyte from Scotland & Frances Mary Wilson from NSW. He first married Constance Hannah Fox (1894-1974). He died 30 Sep 1970 in Christchurch

Isabella Mary Edie (1891-1979)
. daughter of Edward John Edie & Isabella Cullen
married Archibald 'Archie' McFadyen (1888-1952) in 1915
. born in Dunedin, a son of Neil & Mary McFadyen of Otago
their known children
1916 - 1998 Isabella Mary McFadyen (+ Stewart)
1918 - 2010 Thelma Margaret McFadyen (+ Boyer)
1919 - 2010 Manfred Munro McFadyen (+ Finlay)
1923 - 2008 Pansy June McFadyen (+ Townley)
1926 - 2009 Edna May McFadyen (+ Weir)
1928 - 2003 Allan Archibald McFadyen (Vietnam) (+ Cunningham)
* Archibald died 10 May 1952 in Auckland aged 63, Isabella died 31 Aug 1979 aged 88 and is buried Plot 172, Presbyterian area at Papatoetoe

Ivy Mary Ann Edie (1897-1977)
. daughter of Thomas William Edie & Blanche Ann Greenfield
married Thomas MacDonald Foster (1900-1975) in 1921
. son of Charles Robert Foster & Susan Marie Macdonald
their known children
1922 - 2006 Syliva Edie Foster (+ Stuckey)

Jane Owhiro Edie (1892-1980)
. born 26 June 1892 in Owhiro to Edward Edie & Isabella Cullen
married George Oliver Leith (1892-1960) in 1920
. son of Maitland Leith & Jane Pringle
their known children
1921 - 1997 Maitland Leo Leith (+ Gwenyth Lesney Shepherd)
1924 - 2000 Edward Oliver Leith (twin + Cumming)
1924 - 2012 Isabella Joyce Leith (twin +Anderson +Kelman)
* George died 3 Nov 1960 aged 68, Jane died 29 Oct 1908 aged 88 and are buried together Plot 336, Block 36 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

Janet Barry Edie (1861-1940)
. born in Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia to John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927). Her maternal grandmother was Janet nee Barry
married John Herbertson Kerr (1854-1938) in 1883
. born in Roxburgh, Scotland, a son of Abel Kerr & Mary Herbertson
their known children
1886 - 1945 Abel Robert Edie Kerr
1889 - 1979 Mary Janet Shepherd Edie Kerr (+ Gibson-Smith)
1890 - 1962 John Thomas Herbert Edie Kerr
1895 - 1945 Elizabeth Barbara Ellen Edie Kerr (+ Allan)
1898 - 1966 Edward George Victor Edie Kerr
Otago Daily Times, 4 April 1933
GOLDEN WEDDING
KERR-EDIE On April 4 1883, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev Andrew Bett, Tapanui, John Herbertson, eldest surviving son of Mr and Mrs Abel Kerr, Clifton Hill, Milton, to Janet Barry, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Edie, Springfield, Dunrobin, Edievale. Present address: Waiareka Junction, Oamaru.
Otago Daily Times, 12 Dec 1938
KERR
- On December 11 1938, at Oamaru, John Henderson, beloved husband of Janet Kerr, Waiareka Junction; aged 84 years. Private interment to-day (Monday), December 12 at 1.30 p.m.
Otago Daily Times, 4 July 1940
KERR
- On July 3 1940, at Oamaru, Janet Barry, beloved wife of the late John Herbertson Kerr; aged 78 years. Private interment on Friday at 1.30 p.m.

Joan Isabel Edie (1914-1969)
. daughter of John Kerr 'Jack' Edie & Christine Emilia Picot
married Robert Lingard Davies (1904-1982) of Karori, Wellington in 1940

Margaret Elizabeth Edie (1899-1976)
born 10 Feb 1899 in Heriot, Otago to Edward Edie & Isabella Cullen
married Horace Hudson Brown (1902-1961) on 29 Jan 1929
. Margaret died 18 Dec 1976 in Palmerston North and buried Kelvin Grove

Mary Ann Margaret Edie (1869-1946)
. born in Otago, a daughter of John Edie (1835-1918) & Mary Shepherd (1835-1927).
married John Bennetts (1863-1949) in 1893
their known children
1895 - 1986 Richard 'Ernest' Bennetts (+ Rankin)
1896 - 1922 John Edie Bennetts (+ Grey. Died Roxburgh)
1898 - 1976 William 'Frederick' Edie Bennetts (+ Foster)
1900 - 1969 Robin Redvers Baden Bennetts (+ Foster)
1905 - 1905 Albert Edward Bennetts (19 days)
1911 - 1911 Mary Bennetts (45 minutes)
Otago Daily Times, 7 Dec 1943
GOLDEN WEDDING
BENNETTS-EDIE On November 29 1893, by the Rev Mr Comrie, of Kelso, John, eldest son of Richard and the late Margaret Bennetts, to Mary, second daughter of John and Mary Edie of Springfield, Edievale. Present address: "Fairview," Roxburgh.
Evening Star, 25 March 1946
DEATH - BENNETTS
On March 24 1946, at Dunedin, Mary Ann Margaret, beloved wife of John Bennetts, loved mother of Ernest, Frederick and Robin and second daughter of the John and Mary Edie of Edievale; in her seventy-eighth year. The funeral will leave the Methodist Church, Roxburgh on Wednesday, the 27th inst., at the conclusion of the service commencing at 2.15 p.m. for the Roxburgh Cemetery.

Mary Barbara Kerr Edie (1887-1935)
. daughter of John Edie & Barbara Laura Kerr
married George Thomas Geden (1888-1946) on 3 Aug 1921
. born in Kineton, Warwickshire, England. Enlisted from Edievale. Served as Private 3/322.
Wairarapa Daily Times, 4 Aug 1921
At the residence of Mr J. K. Edie, at Martinborough, on Wednesday, the wedding took place of Miss Mary Edie, daughter of Mr John Edie, M.P. for Bruce, to Mr George Geden, of New Plymouth. The bride was given away by her father and the Rev John MacGregor was the officiating minister.
their known children
1926 - 1926 Bruce Dene Geden (2 days)
1928 - 2018 Lawrence George Geden
. Barbara died 14 April 1935 in New Plymouth, aged 48 and buried Plot 3, Lot 11, Row 21 at Te Henui.
Otago Daily Times, 27 April 1935
Mrs Mary Barbara Geden
The death took place at the New Plymouth hospital on April 14 of Mrs Mary Barbara Geden, wife of Mr George Geden, of New Plymouth, after a lengthy illness. Mrs Geden was the only daughter of the late Mr John Edie, formerly M.P. for the Clutha district. She was of an affectionate nature and was much loved by a wide circle of friends. Mrs Geden was married 14 years ago and went to live in New Plymouth with her husband. She was a supporter of St Andrew's Church and took part in many of the activities of the women's organisations connected with the church.
. George died 26 Oct 1946 in New Plymouth aged 58 and is buried Plot 3, Block C, Services Area at Te Henui

May Beatrice Edie (1917-1998)
. daughter of Edward James Edie & Mary Beatrice Drumkelbo Sheat
married Mervyn John Nicolson (1915-1968) 27 July 1940 in Invercargill
. son of Alexander Nicolson (1883-1958) & Mary Ann Leask Bews (1886-1951)
* Mervyn died 19 June 1968 aged 53, May died 19 April 1998 aged 80, buried together Plot 732, Block 39 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill

NOTES
Edievale, Central Otago, is a small settlement in West Otago, best described as rolling hill country, 20km NW of Tapaniu, between Heriot to the west and Raes Junction to the east. Now known as a 'ghost town'. It was named after the pioneering settlers, John Edie & Mary Shepherd.
They had another son not mentioned above..
Robert Heriot Edie (1877-1938) who was a farmer & JP at Edievale. He did not marry. He died 20 Aug 1938 at Edievale and is buried with his parents at Crookston cemetery, Heriot.
Otago Daily Times, 26 Aug 1938
OBITUARY
Much regret was expressed throughout the district when the news of the death of Mr Robert H. Edie, of Edievale, became known. The deceased passed away at his residence, "Springfield," on Saturday last after a short illness and at the age of 62 years. Mr Edie was the second youngest son of the late John and Mary Edie, pioneer members of Edievale where he was born. In his youth he took a keen interest in the Volunteer movement, being a member of the Kelson Mounted Rifles. He was for many years a member of the local Defence Rifle Club, holding office as president for a considerable period, at the same time being an excellent shot. A. and P. Societies also merited his support and besides being a foundation member of the Kelso Society, having occupied the president's chair, he also represented this district on the executive committee of the Otago A. and P. Society.
The late Mr Edie had a long associaiton with the Beaumont Racing Club and for many years held the position of president with credit to himself and to the club. Amongst his other sporting interests he was a keen cricketer being a member of the Edievale Club from its inception. Lodge matters also interested him and for a considerable period he was a member of Lodge Hercule. He was also a foundation member of Lodge Wanaka, Pembroke. On the death of his father he was appointed a local J.P., and maintained a great interest in the Justices of the Peace Association. At the time of his death he was a director of Wholesalers Ltd., Dunedin.
Mr Edie, who was unmarried, is survived by two brothers and three sisters - Mr Edward Edie (Birchwood, Southland), Mrs J. Kerr (Dunedin), Mrs J. Bennetts (Roxburgh) and Mrs Hyde (Millers Flat) - to whom the sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended. The deceased was interred at the Crookston Cemetery on Tuesday, when there was an exceedingly large cortege.

This is just a small portion of a larger photo of the house and grounds, 'Springfield' at Edievale. Click this link for zoom


Southland Times, 3 Sep 1918
OBITUARY, Mr JOHN EDIE
The late John Edie, whose death occurred at Edievale on 28th August and his young bride left their native village in Fifeshire in the latter end of 1854, arriving at Sydney in the early part of 1855. He stayed in New South Wales until 1856 when Mr Edie was lured to Victoria by the glitter of the goldfields. On the outbreak of the gold rush in New Zealand in 1862, he came over to spy out the land. He returned to Victoria at the beginning of 1863 and brought over his wife and family, settling down at Waitahuna. Mr Edie followed up his occupation as a gold-miner until 1876, when he came up to the district known as Heriot hundred, settling upon the place where he lived continuously up to his death. The farm known as 'Springfield,' Edievale, is a noted landmark. Everyone seemed to know the place, noted for its hospitality to all and sundry. Mr Edie was of a very enterprising nature, a capital and successful farmer. He was partner with two sons in the Redcliffe Station and partner with three other sons in the Glencoe Station. During the past 20 years Mr and Mrs Edie paid two visits to the Old Land and always came back more that satisfied that New Zealand was out on its own.
The late Mr Edie is survived by his widow and family of six sons and three daughters - viz, Mr John Edie (County Engineer), Edward (Invercargill), Thomas (Redcliffe Station, Invercargill), George (Glencoe Station, Arrowtown), Robert ('Springfield', Edievale), Alber (on active service); Mrs J. H. Kerr (Dunedin), Mrs John Bennetts (Roxburgh) and Mrs R. E. Hyde (Heriot).
His eldest son John is the well-known Tuapeka County Engineer and Surveyor. Edward and Thomas are joint owners in Redcliffe Station. George, Robert and Albert are running 'Springfield' and Glencoe Station.
Mr and Mrs Edie celebrated their diamond wedding four years ago. The descendants and families number 75. Mr Edie was laid up for about eight months, but all that medical skill and good nursing could not stave off the end. The esteem in which he was held was exemplified by the great number of friends who came from far and near to pay their last respects at the graveside.

* Another Obit
* More wonderful old photos

Mt Benger Mail, 30 March 1927
OBITUARY, Mrs JOHN EDIE
We regret to record the death of Mrs John Edie, senr., at her residence 'Springfield,' Edievale, on Saturday, 12th inst., in her 93rd year. The deceased lady must be classed with that noble band of pioneers who played their part, perhaps not so prominent as their husbands and fathers, but nevertheless effectually, in the early history of this dominion. How much this country owes to the wives and mothers in the early pioneering days is beyond computation. They were the inspiration of all that was food and at the same time took their part as true helpmeets to their partners in life. Such was Mrs John Edie, respected and beloved. Mrs Edie was born in Perthshire, Scotland 92 years ago and marrying at the early age of 19 years, left for Australia with her husband soon after her wedding. Mr Edie took part in gold mining Bendigo and remained there for six years, when he left for New Zealand with a team of horses to start carrying between Dunedin and Dunstan. Later he started gold-mining at Waitahuna and finally took up land at the same place. Having now a settled home, Mr Edie returned to Australia and brought his wife and three children to their new home at Waitahuna. For three years both gold-mining and farming occupied their attention until 1876 when the land then known as Heriot Hundred was thrown open for settlement. Securing a section, Mr and Mrs Edie settled in that district, gradually extending their operations as success came to them. Thus it will be seen that Mrs Edie, along with her husband and young family, faced the trials and hardships of the early days and won from the soil the fruits of labour.
Mrs Edie brought up a large family all of whom have been successful and have taken honourable, if not prominent positions in life. The only break in the family was caused by the lamented death of the youngest son, Albert, a little more than a year ago. The others have not gone far afield and have all played their part in the agricultural history of Southland. They comprise five sons; Messrs John Edie, Lawrence; Edward Edie, Invercargill; Thomas Edie, Redcliff Station; George S. Edie and Robert Edie and three daughters: Mrs J. H. Kerr, Mrs J. Bennetts and Mrs R. E. Hyde.
The hospitality of the 'Springfield' homestead was proverbial throughout Otago and Southland, Mrs Edie presiding over it in the true Scottish spirit and it was ever a home for the homeless and a harbour for the hungry. But, although an important feature of 'Springfield,' hospitality was not all that friends and casual acquaintances gained from an intimacy with the inmates. The spirit of true Christian fellowship and example reigned there and it was this that made the deceased lady's influence most felt in the district. Such, indeed, was expressed on the occasion of the diamond wedding festivities of Mr and Mrs Edie some years ago, an occasion of rejoicing which many residents of the district will remember.

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