17 children of George AVERY & Charlotte TANDY, Taita
George Avery was born in Staplehurst, Cranbrook, Kent on 2 May 1824.
On 30 April 1840, when he was 16, he arrived in New Zealand on the BOLTON with his parents Thomas (1802-1870) & Elizabeth Ann (nee DAPSON 1799-1877) Avery
1818 - 1898 Elizabeth Lucretia 'Eliza' Avery
Eliza did not emigrate. She married John Couchman (1816-1903), died in Maidstone, Kent, 7 March 1898 & buried All Saints Church, Staplehurst. Eliza, wife of John Couchman, died 7 March 1898 aged 80 years. John Couchman of this parish, died 10 April 1903 aged 87 years.
1822 - 1885 Harriet Avery
born 20 Jan 1822 in Staplehurst
Harriet married Dr Jonathan MANNERING (1823-1868) at St James, Lower Hutt 25 Feb 1851
* no known children. Jonathan died in 1868 aged 45 & buried Bolton Street. Harriet died 11 Oct 1885 and buried Christ Church Taita
1824 - 1903 George Avery
born 2 May 1824 in Staplehurst
George married Charlotte Tandy (1832-1877) as below
1826 - 1866 Charles 'Hayden' Avery
born 20 May 1826 in Staplehurst
Charles never married
He died 10 Sep 1866 in Christchurch aged 40 and buried Plot 271, Barbadoes Street Cemetery (pdf)
1828 - 1908 Ann 'Annie' Avery
born 9 April 1828 in Staplehurst
Ann married Peter HUME (1810-1892) in St Pauls, Wellington, 26 Feb 1846 and had 16 children. Died in Martinborough, buried Greytown
1830 - 1912 Mary Avery
born 15 April 1830 in Maidstone, Kent
Mary married Isaac Mason HILL (1815-1885) in Marlborough in 1844 & had 12 children. Mary died 28 Oct 1912 in Wakapuaka
1832 - 1871 Sarah Avery
born April 1832 in Staplehurst
Sarah married Jacob BEBARFALD (aka James Jackson) (1819-1903) in St Peters, River Hutt 13 Feb 1850 & had 12 children, most born Jackson
* Jacob was born in Hamburg, Germany to Myer Bebarfald (1795-1859) & Sophia Shifra (1801-1864), both died London
* Sarah & James died in Nelson, buried Wakapuaka
1834 - 1919 Ellen Avery
Ellen married Charles SAYWELL (1832-1897) in 1854
* no known children, Charles died of TB 4 Oct 1897 in Nelson. Ellen died in Richmond 20 Aug 1919, buried Richmond cemetery
1839 - 1902 Stephen Avery
Stephen partnered Eliza Emily Whiteman (born Hooper 1832-1912)
He married Marion Stewart (1839-1895) 10 Dec 1869 in Richmond, Tasman
He next married Sarah Jane Collard (1862-1937) 27 Oct 1897 in Richmond
* Stephen died 22 Sep 1902 in Richmond aged 63
1840 - 1841 Eliza Avery
Born in Taita, died in Taita 1841
George AVERY (1824-1903) married Charlotte TANDY (1832-1877) in Taita, 15 Dec 1846
* Charlotte was a daughter of William Tandy (1804-1898) & Mary Butler (1806-1896). William Tandy was born in Gloucester, England. On 18 Nov 1828, at the age of 24 years, he married 22 year old Mary Butler at Ashchurch, Gloucester, England and settled in Pamington, Gloucester. Before emigrating to New Zealand on the barque “Lord William Bentinck” in 1841, William and Mary had two children, Charles, born a few months after their marriage in 1829 and Charlotte, born in 1832. William was a ‘farm labourer’ on the ship’s passenger list. On arrival in NZ, they settled in the Hutt Valley. In the 1844 Jury List William was recorded as a labourer of River Hutt. Tragedy struck the family the following year, with the death of their only son, Charles.
George & Charlotte had 17 children
big thanks to becairns for supplying the names of their 17 children (see comments)
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1849 - 1931 Elizabeth Ann 'Lizzie' Avery
born 4 March 1849 in Taita
Elizabeth married Charles Franklin 'Harry' Smith/BURT (1840-1917) 23 Dec 1872 & had 5 known children
* Charles was born 15 Aug 1840 in Northhampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A., to Keziah Smith (nee Brooks 1805-) & Elisha 'Eli' Burt (1796-1864). Charles was a sailor on the German barque 'Betty Perlbach' (Captain A. H. W. Blohm) and jumped ship in Wellington when it arrived from Hamburg, via Melbourne, in May 1863. He was later a carpenter in NZ and was naturalised in 1899. He died 19 Sep 1917 aged 77 in Pahiatua
Elizabeth died 14 years after him, 25 Oct 1931 in Pahiatua
They are buried Grave 53, Section 7, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
HEADSTONE In loving memory of Charles Franklin Smith Burt, born at Northampton, Mass U.S.A., August 15 1840, died at Mangatainoka N.Z. September 19 1917. Also beloved wife of the above, Elizabeth Ann, died Oct 25 1931, aged 82 years. Also beloved daughter of the above, Hilda May, died Oct 5 1925, aged 46 years.
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1850 - 1941 Mary 'Polly' Avery
born 5 Aug 1850 in Taita
Mary married James 'Jim' BROWN (1850-1928) 20 July 1889 as his 2nd wife
* born Paisley, Scotland, a son of George Brown & Jeanette 'Janet' Donaldson. He was 1 of 3 Brown brothers to marry Avery sisters
They had 3 children
* Jim died 19 Aug 1928 in Pahiatua aged 78 & buried Grave 33, Section 3, Block 6 at Mangatainoka.
HEADSTONE In loving memory of James Brown. Father of Agnes, George and Charles. Died 19th Aug 1928.
Mary died 13 years after him, 19 March 1941 aged 90 & buried Grave 58, Section 4, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
HEADSTONE In loving memory of Mary Brown, mother of Lillian Maud Brechin and grandmother of Kelvin and Brendon. Passed away 19th March 1941.
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1851 - 1917 Charles Avery
born 19 Nov 1851 in Taita
Charles married Jane 'Minnie' HIRST (1855-1933) in Wellington 27 Feb 1875 & had 9 known children
* daughter of Sidney Hirst (1814-1861) & Mary Sykes (1817-1883). Sidney was a carpenter and joiner. He is 'famous' for having built the Christ Church Taita church (now a historic place and still in use today). He did not use any nails in the construction but mortise and tenon dowel joints, which still remain in the window frames today. The first service in the church was held on 1 Jan 1854.
Cyclopedia Of NZ, 1897
Charles Avery, Farmer, Pahiatua. A typical New Zealand farmer, Mr Avery was born at the Lower Hutt on the 19th of November 1851 and was educated at the old Provincial Government School, Taita, where his aged father still resides. In those days the children of the bush were early inured to toil. At the age of twenty-one Mr Avery was managing one of his father's farms at Taratahi, near Carterton, a farm which was afterwards sold to the late Mr Farquhar Gray, the father of Messrs Gray Bros., referred to in the portion of this volume devoted to that part of the country. About fifteen years ago Mr Avery took up land in the Forty-mile Bush and entered upon its subjugation with the experience born of a practical and life-long attention to the details of the business he had in hand. His estate covers about 300 acres. About forty acres have been stumped and ploughed and the remainder is sown in English grasses. He runs upwards of 500 sheep; he has recently relinquished dairying in favour of the less worrying, if also less profitable, branch of fattening cattle for the meat markets. Though a busy man on his own farms, Mr Avery has found time to do a good deal of hard work for the district and many important positions have been and still are, held by him. He was a member of the first Road Board and of the first County Council. A promoter of the Pahiatua Farmers' Auctioneering Association, he is still a director of that body. The sheep and cattle saleyards of the Association were designed by him. In his young days he was a successful athlete in such matters as running, jumping, etc. and when the time was ripe for the formation of an athletic society in Pahiatua, Mr Avery was one of the chief movers. His efforts in this matter have been fitly recognised by his election as a vice-president and a trustee of the Association. He is also a vice-president of the Woodland's Hunt Club and rides at all hunts; and he is a member and a steward of the Pahiatua Racing Club. The picture here given of the homestead shows that hard work has been done in the past and Mr Avery may well now enjoy a little respite. Since the photograph was taken the grounds have been wonderfully improved. From the appearance of the lawn in front of the house, no one would guess that only a few years ago the trees had to be felled to make room for a hut by the roadside, where the gate now stands and swings — a hut of less dimensions than the hall of the present comfortable home. In 1875 Mr Avery was married to Miss Jane Hirst, daughter of the late Mr Sydney Hirst, of Taita and their family consists of a son and four daughters, of whom the eldest is Miss Alice Avery, whose beautiful oil paintings adorn the drawing-room, hall and other parts of the house. The young artist confines herself mainly to the painting of flowers and certainly her work is very much above the quality one would expect from a lady still in her 'teens.'
Charles died 18 June 1917 in Palmerston North aged 65
Evening Post, 18 June 1917
Charles Avery an old and highly esteemed settler, died this morning, aged 66. He had been in ill health for some time. Deceased was a County Councilor and a late president of the Agricultural Association. He had been connected at various times with several other institutions.
* Jane died 16 years after him, 31 Aug 1933 aged 77
They are buried together Grave 56, Section 4, Block 4 at Mangatainoka, next to a daughter, Annie 'Nance' Avery (1880-1965)
HEADSTONE In loving memory of Charles, dearly beloved husband of Jane Avery who died June 18 1917, aged 65 years. Also Jane Avery, died Aug 31 1953(sic), aged 78 years. In loving memory of A. (Nance) Avery, daughter of the late Charles & Jane Avery, died 18th June 1965, aged 85.
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1853 - 1907 George Avery
born 1853 in Lower Hutt
George married Sarah Elizabeth SCRIMSHAW (1857-1914) in Wellington, 20 April 1876
* their 11 children
Cyclopedia Of NZ, 1897
George Avery, Junr, Farmer, Brightfield Farm, about three miles from Pahiatua. Bankers, is the second son of Mr George Avery, of the Hutt and was born at Taita in 1853. He received his early education there and was brought up on his father's farm. Removing to Pahiatua some years ago, he took up the present property of 477 acres. The farm was then bush and scrub, with hardly enough grass to feed a horse. The land, however, was soon cleared and sown with English grass and is now a splendid dairying and sheep farm. The cowsheds are kept in perfect order, and about 130 cows are milked daily. Mr. Avery has taken no active interest in public affairs, but has given his whole time and energy to developing his farm. He is a director of the Pahiatua Farmers' Co-operative Association. His residence at the farm is a new villa of eight rooms and is situated close to the main road. He is married, and has a family of ten children.
3 Oct 1899 George goes for a divorce .. George Avery, late of Pahiatua and now living at Kaponga, sought a divorce from his wife on the ground of her adultery with James Donald Wilson, Mayor of Pahiatua ..
* 15 June 1904 Mr George Avery, of Kaponga, Taranaki, has decided to settle in the Auckland district. He has bought a farm of 315 acres in the Thames Valley
George died 26 July 1907 in Hikutaia, Thames aged 53 and buried Plot 2 at Kaponga cemetery
HEADSTONE In Loving Memory of
GEORGE AVERY. The Beloved Husband of SARAH ELIZABETH AVERY. Who Died 26th July 1907. Aged 53 Years. When the day of toil is done, When the pace of life is run, Father, grant thy weary one, Rest for evermore
* Sarah died 7 years after him, 11 Sep 1914 aged 57, in Thames
Ohinemuri Gazette, 14 Sep 1914
We chronicle with deep regret the death at her late residence, Mackay Street, Thames, of Mrs Sarah Avery, who passed away after a long and painful illness on Friday last. The deceased lady made many friends by reason of her genial disposition and kindly consideration and her demise will be widely regretted. She leaves a grown-up family, her sons being Messrs Chas., Robert and George Avery, of Hikutaia, Mr Ronald Avery of Pahiatua. Mesdaems A. Robinson, R. and J. Murdoch of Hikutaia, Misses Myrtle and Pearl Avery of Thames, are her daughters.
She is buried Plot 142 at Omahu cemetery, Hikutaia
HEADSTONE In Loving Memory Of Sarah Elizabeth Avery who died 11th Sept 1914 aged 57 years.
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1855 - 1857 John Avery
born 5 June 1855 in Taita
John died 9 Jan 1857 aged 1.7 after being scalded. He is buried Plot 1020 in St James Churchyard
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1856 - 1932 Frederick 'William' Avery
born 5 April 1857 in Taita
William married Sarah Jane Vinson (1854-1931) in Wairarapa?/Lower Hutt? 26 Feb 1877 & had 4 children
* Frederick & Sarah divorced
Frederick moved to Australia where he was a butcher. He next married Mary Ann Crowdy (1853-1927), from Rothbury, Northumberland, in Rockhampton, Australia 6 Aug 1896 & had children
* Mary Ann died 6 Aug 1927 aged 75
Frederick died 1 Dec 1932 aged 76 and was buried Section P, as a 'Hospital Burial' in Mount Morgan, Rockhampton with Mary Ann
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1858 - 1940 Thomas Avery
born 19 Sep 1858 in Taita
Thomas married Annie Elizabeth HALL (1859-1922) in Pahiatua, 6 April 1884 & had 6 known children
Wairarapa Daily Times, 5 Jun 1884
AVERY - HALL - At Masterton, on the 4th of June, Thomas, son of Mr George Avery, of the Hutt, to Ann, only daughter of Mr J. Hall, of Pahiatua.
* Annie died in Pahiatua, 7 Dec 1922 aged 63
Thomas died 18 years after her, 8 June 1940 in Pahiatua aged 82
They are buried together Grave 10, Section 3, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
HEADSTONE In loving memory of Ann Avery, died 7th Dec. 1922, aged 63 years. Also her husband Thomas Avery, died 8th June 1940, aged 81 years.
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1860 - 1953 Ellen Agnes 'Nellie' Avery
born 15 Oct 1860 in Taita
Ellen married David BROWN (1863-1962) in Wellington 20 Nov 1884 & had 7 known children
* born 6 Feb 1863 in Upper Hutt, a son of George Brown & Jeanette 'Janet Donaldson. He was 1 of 3 Brown brothers to marry Avery sisters
Ellen died 14 Sep 1953 in Upper Hutt aged 92
HEADSTONE In loving memory of Ellen Agnes Brown, died 8th July 1953, aged 69 years.
* David died 9 years after her, 9 June 1962 in Lower Hutt aged 99
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1861 - 1949 Eliza 'Tetty' Avery
born 8 Sep 1861 in Taita
Eliza married William 'Bill' BROWN (1860-1934) 25 Sep 1884
* born 20 May 1860 in Upper Hutt, a son of George Brown & Jeanette 'Janet' Donaldson. He was 1 of 3 Brown brothers to marry Avery sisters
They had 5 known children
* Bill died 22 June 1934 in Upper Hutt aged 74
Eliza died 15 years after him, 22 April 1949 in Palmerston North aged 87 & is buried Plots 36 & 38, Block D Wallaceville cemetery, Upper Hutt with William
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1862 - 1934 Harriet Charlotte Avery
born 13 Aug 1862 in Taita
Harriet married William 'Bill' KILMISTER (1860-1943) in 1884 & had 3 known children
Harriet died in Taita 11 Sep 1934 aged 71
* William died 9 years after her, 22 Aug 1943 aged 77
They are buried PlotS 213 & 214 Christ Church cemetery, Taita
HEADSTONE In Loving Memory Of Harriett Kilmister Died Sept 11 1934 aged 71 William Kilmister Died Aug 22 1943 aged 83
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1864 - 1923 Stephen Avery
born 8 Dec 1864 in Taita
Stephen married Jane HIRST (1868-1948) in Sanson, 8 Feb 1893 & had 4 known children
* Jane was a daughter of the above Jane Hirst's brother
Stephen died 17 Feb 1923 in Sanson aged 58
* Jane died 25 years after him, 10 Dec 1948 aged 80 in Wanganui
They are buried Plots 12 & 16, Row M in Sandon
HEADSTONE George Victor, dearly beloved son of Stephen & Jane Avery, who fell asleep 1st Jan 1918 aged 12 years. With a aching hearts and tearful eyes We linger where our dear one lies, And breathe those sacred word once more, Not Lost, But Only Gone Before. AND Stephen, beloved husband of Jane Avery, died Feb 17 1923, aged 80 AND Jane Avery died Dec 10 1948 aged 80. I believe in the Lord and put my trust in Him.
* death of their youngest son, George Victor Avery (1906-1918)
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1866 - 1950 Deborah Grace Avery
born 27 Sep 1866 in Taita
Deborah did not marry
She died 24 Oct 1950 in Pahiatua aged 84 and buried Graves 52 & 53, Section 11, Block 4 at Mangatainoka with her niece Lillian Maud Brechin (nee Brown 1879-1964)
HEADSTONE In loving memory of Lillian Maud Brechin, wife of James George Brechin and mother of Kelvin and Brendon, passed away 1st May 1964. Also of Deborah Avery, aunt of Lillian Maud Brechin, passed away 24th Oct 1950.
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1868 - 1940 Bertha Sarah Avery
born 2 Feb 1869 in Taita
Bertha married Jacob GEANGE (1869-1929) in Lower Hutt in 1894 & had 5 known children
* Jacob was a son of Richard Geange (1818-1898) & Ruth Satchell (1832-1907), both buried Trentham. Jacob died 9 April 1929 in Upper Hutt aged 59
Bertha next married James Gillies (1873-1947) in Upper Hutt in 1931 as his 2nd wife. He had first married Jessie Kerr Brown (1874-1927) in 1902
Bertha died in 1940 in Upper Hutt aged 72 & is buried with 1st husband Jacob, Block E, St John's Anglican Churchyard
HEADSTONE Jacob Geange who died 9th April 1929 aged 59 years. The Peace That Passeth All Understanding. Bertha Sarah Avery Gillies, beloved wife of Jacob Geange. Died Nov 31 1940 aged 74. A Loved Mother At Rest.
* James died 7 years after her, 6 Sep 1947 aged 74 & buried Plot 3, Block A, Wallaceville cemetery, Upper Hutt with 1st wife Jessie.
HEADSTONE In Loving Memory Of Jessie K. Brown, beloved wife of James Gillies, died Dec 1 1927 aged 53 years. Also the above James Gillies. Died Sep 6 1947 aged 74 years. Blessed Are The Dead Which Die In The Lord.
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1870 - 1927 Alfred 'Fred' Avery
born 5 Oct 1870 in Taita
Alfred married Hannah Maria 'Kate' Copeland (1859-1919) in 1897 & adopted a son in 1912, James George Avery
* Hannah died 1 July 1919 in Levin aged 60 & is buried Plot 3, Row 13, Block General at Old Levin cemetery
Alfred married/partnered Agnes McComb 1882-1963)
Alfred died 17 Jan 1927 in Levin aged 57
Horowhenua Chronicle, 17 Jan 1927
DEATH The death occurred this morning, after a brief illness, of Mr Alfred Avery, of the Avenue, Levin, at the age of 57 years. The deceased, who was a brother of Mr Jas. Avery, of Bruce road, was a well-known and popular resident and for many years was farming in the district. Prior to coming to Levin, about 19 years ago, the late Mr Avery was living in the Hutt district. His death came as a great shock to his relatives, as he had enjoyed consistently good health up to a few days ago, when he was suddenly taken ill. His condition failed to respond to treatment, and he passed away at 6a.m. to-day. He leaves a widow and two young children, for whom deep sympathy will be felt in their sad loss. The late Mr Avery was twice married, his first wife dying about eight year ago. Mr Thos. Avery, of Palmerston North, is a brother of the deceased
Horowhenua Chronicle, 20 Jan 1927
FUNERAL The funeral of the late Mr Alfred Avery took place yesterday afternoon, when many friends were in attendance to pay a silent tribute to the memory of an esteemed settler. The burial service was conducted by pastor Paap
* Agnes died 36 years after him in Tauranga, 14 March 1963 aged 81. They are buried together Plot 3, Row 13, Block General at Old Levin Cemetery
HEADSTONE In Memory of Alfred, Husband of Agnes Avery
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1870 - 1955 James Avery
born 5 Oct 1870 in Taita
James married Dorothy Gordon Doull (1879-1969) in Pahiatua 16 Feb 1901 & had 4 known children
James died 15 Jan 1955 in Pahiatua aged 84
* Dorothy died 14 years after him, 6 May 1969 aged 89
They are buried Grave 16, Section 5, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
HEADSTONE In loving memory of James Avery, beloved husband of Dorothy and father of Dorothy, Cecil, and Len. Died 15th Jan 1955, aged 84 years. And Dorothy Gordon Avery. Died 6th May 1969, aged 89 years. "Forever with the Lord".
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1874 - 1903 Charlotte Avery
born 13 Aug 1874 in Taita
Charlotte married John Thomas 'JT' TUCK (1867-1949) in 1895 & had 2 known children
* John was born in Owaka, Clutha, 1 of 16 children of John Robert Tuck (1833-1920) & Isabella Grey Morton (1847-1937), both died Hamilton
Charlotte died 4 Sep 1903 in Taita aged 29
Evening Post, 5 Sep 1903 TUCK - On 4th September 1903, at the residence of her father, Mr George Avery, the Taita, Charlotte, late wife of John Thomas Tuck, aged 29 years.
* John next married Mary Alice Morrison (nee Gardner 1866-1931) in 1905 & had 3 children. Mary had 1st married Arthur Holyoake Morrison (1855-1897) in 1897. She died 17 June 1931 in Grafton, Auckland aged 64 & buried Waikumete. John next married Gertrude Tyler (1882-1970) in 1936. John died 7 Oct 1949 aged 82. Gertrude died 20 Sep 1970 aged 88 & they are buried together Plots 32 & 33 Riverbank Block, Taupo.
HEADSTONE In Loving Memory of John Thomas Tuck. Died October 7th 1949. In Loving Memory Of Gertrude Tuck. Died 20 Sep 1970. At rest.
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1876 - 1972 Constance Avery
born 16 July 1876 in Taita
Constance married Ernest Edward BURRELL (1872-1945) in 1902 & had a daughter
* Ernest died 15 March 1945 in Palmerston North aged 73 & buried Grave 64, Section 10, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
Constance died 27 years after him, 13 Aug 1972 in Pahiatua aged 96 and buried Grave 29, Section 10, Block 4 at Mangatainoka
HEADSTONE In memory of Constance Burrell, died 13th Aug 1972 aged 96 years.
Charlotte Avery died 20 Feb 1877 aged 44. When she died her baby was 7 months old and her 2nd granddaughter (to Elizabeth) was 1 month old.
Evening Post, 21 Feb 1877
AVERY - On the 20th February, at the Taita, Charlotte, the beloved wife of George Avery, aged 44 years.
Evening Post, 25 July 1896
TANDY - On the 24th July 1896, at the residence of George Avery, Taita, Mary Tandy, beloved wife of William Tandy; aged 90 years.
* William died two years after her, 21 July 1898, of senile decay. For some reason he was not buried with Mary in Taita, but instead, close to the graves of the Dick family in the Coast Road Church, Wainuiomata.
Wellington, July 26 1898
The death is announced of William Tandy, aged 96. He came to the colony in 1841 and was probably the oldest resident of the Hutt District.
George Avery died 7 Oct 1903 in Taita aged 79
Evening Post, 10 Oct 1903
Mr George Avery died on Wednesday at his home at Taita. Deceased came from England to New Zealand in the ship Bolton in 1841. For some time he was employed by Sir Francis Molesworth on the property which is now the Bellevue Gardens. Subsequently he took up land at Taita and resided there ever since. He leaves 15 children.
* They are buried together in Plot 44, Christ Church Taita Cemetery
Evening Post, 17 Dec 1909
Mr J. G. Brechin (George's son-in-law, see child 12), of Pahiatua, invites tenders for the purchase of property belonging to the estate of the late George Avery.