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James BUICK + Helen Stewart McEWEN - Hutt Valley & Palmerston North

Journal by ngairedith

James BUICK (1832-1900) was born in England
- a son of William BUICK (1807-1880) & Agnes STEVENS (1811-1897) from Kent, England who arrived in Wellington in 1841 on the Arab. 10 years later they moved to the Hutt Valley, then later to Manawatu

* his sister Jane Buick (1834-1910)
- was born in England
- she married Joseph TIDSWELL in 1854
- they had 5 sons & 3 daughters
6 June 1910 - the death occurred on Thursday of Mrs Joseph Tidswell, who has been residing in Featherston since 1859. The deceased lady was of an intensely interesting personality and a disposition that made her beloved by all who knew her, says the Wairarapa News. She arrived in New Zealand by the Arab and consequently had a keen recollection of the severe earthquakes during the early settlement of Wellington and also of the Maori troubles. She came to the Wairarapa with her husband, when a young woman, when there was only a bridle track over the Rimutakas, and had her fair share of the early pioneers' difficulties. She leaves a grown-up family of five sons and three daughters, and no less than 33 grand-children and three great-grandchildren. Mrs Tidswell was the only survivng sister of Mr D. Buick, M.P., of Palmerston (North)

* his sister Agnes Buick (1836-1893)
- was born in England
- she married Henry BURLING (1831-1916) in 1853
- son of Henry BURLING & Mary WORSLEY
- Agnes & Henry had 11 children in Wairarapa areas

* his brother William Butler Buick (1842-1903)
- was born in Wellington
- he was a farmer in Petone before settling in the Wairarapa
- he married Elizabeth COLLETT (1845-1926) 25 April 1865
- Elizabeth was born in Petone, a daughter of Henry Collett (1818-1894) & (his cousin) Elizabeth Collett (1818-1881) of Lower Hutt
- William & Elizabeth had 4 sons & 2 daughters
* 1866 - 1931 Agnes Buick (+ William Symonds Hawke 1891)
* 1867 - 1937 William Henry Buick
* 1870 - 1949 Elizabeth Buick (+ William Donald Watson 1896)
* 1872 - 1924 Alexander Buick
* 1880 - 1954 Robert Buick
* 1884 - 1908 Frank Buick
WILLIAM BUTLER Buick died 27 May 1903 aged 61 on his 2000 acre farm at Burnside, Opaki, Masterton
ELIZABETH Buick died 29 July 1926 aged 81 in Masterton
- they are buried Row 8, Plan IV at Archer street cemetery

* his brother David Buick (1848-1918) M.P.
- was born in Wellington
- he married Mary Annie 'Polly' HILL (1852-1917) in 1876
- he was a Farmer in Manawatu's Kairanga Block
DAVID died during the Flu Pandemic & buried with his wife and parents

James Buick married in 1866 to
Helen Stewart McEWEN (1843-1959)
- 1 of nine children of David McEWEN (1818-1905) & Mary Chisholm NEISH (1814-1875) who arrived from Scotland in 1840 on the Bengal Merchant, David being a Councillor in the Hutt until about 1865 when they moved up to Palmerston North where he made the first land sale of Palmerston North in 1867
Helen first had a daughter, Mary Agnes Mcewen (1863-1935) in Lower Hutt who was brought up as a child of her parents, David McEwen & Mary Chisholm Neish

the known children of JAMES & HELEN (3 sets of twins)
... 1
1867 - 1936 William David Buick
- born 8 January 1867 in Wellington (or possibly the Hutt)
- William served in the Boer War as Private 7274
- he was a Farmer in Tiakitahuna
WILLIAM died 27 March 1936 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 005, Block 008, Area B at Kelvin Grove

... 2
1868 - 1889 Helen Buick
- born 20 Nov 1868 in Wellington, a twin with James
HELEN died 17 July 1889 in an accident with her horse aged 20
- she is buried Plot 059, Block 014 at Terrace End

... 3
1868 - 1938 James Buick
- born 20 Nov 1868 in Wellington, a twin with Helen
- James served as Private 5191 in the Boer War & as Quartermaster Sergeant 11/8620 in WWI with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, 2nd Reinforcements, embarking from Wellington 14 Dec 1914, his next of kin was his mother Helen at Taikitahuna
- he was a Farmer at Tiakitahuna
JAMES died 8 Nov 1938 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 006, Block 001, Area D at kelvin Grove

... 4
1871 - 1952 John Lambert Buick
- born 23 Jan 1871 in the Hutt, a twin with David
- John marred Ethel May HUGHES in Foxton in 1912
JOHN died 8 April 1952 aged 81 in Carterton
- he is buried Plot 278, Block SUB 2 at Clareville
ETHEL died 3 July 1975 aged 90 in Carterton
- she is buried next to John in Plot 279

... 5
1871 - 1958 David Buick
- born 23 Jan 1871 in the Hutt, a twin with John
- he was a Farmer at Tiakitahuna
- spouse not found
DAVID died 9 Oct 1958 aged 87
- he is buried Plot 094, Block 009, Area M at Kelvin Grove

... 6
1874 - 1932 Jane Alice Buick
- born 1 Dec 1874 in Wellington
- she married George Henry BLANCHE (1875-1959) in 1896 in Palmerston North
JANE died 26 July 1932 aged 57
- she is buried Plot 003, Block 008, Area B at Kelvin Grove
GEORGE died 23 April 1959 aged 84
- he is buried Plot 081, Block 002, Area F at Kelvin Grove

... 7
1876 - 1944 Henry Buick
- born 8 Dec 1876 in Wellington, a twin with Annie
- Henry married Clara May WHITTAKER (1878-1948) in Wellington in 1901
- a daughter of Edward WHITTAKER & Alice May BROUGHTON
- 2 known children:
1905 - Frank Albert Henry Buick
1912 - Gwendoline Wiki Buick
- Henry was a Furrier
HENRY died 9 Jan 1944 in Wellington aged 67
- he is buried Plot 582 F, PUBLIC3 at Karori
CLARA died 1 May 1948 in Wellington aged 70
- she is buried with Henry

... 8
1876 - 1965 Annie Buick
- born 8 Dec 1876 in Wellington, a twin with Annie
- Annie married Richard John SEDDON (1874-1945) in 1902 in Palmerston North
- Richard was a Blacksmith & lived 476 Church street
RICHARD died 10 Nov 1945 aged 71 in Palmerston North
- he is buried Plot 045, Block 008, Area H at Kelvin Grove
ANNIE died 10 Nov 1965 aged 89
- burial not yet found (but Richard's plot is a double)

... 9
1879 - 1931 Thomas Buick
- born 2 July 1879 in Palmerston North
- Thomas married Nellie Eileen CONLIN (1884-1947) in 1909
23 June 1909 - A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at the residence of the brides sister R. W. BELFIT (sister Gracie Evelyn Conlin married Robert William Belfit in 1907), Alexander St., on Wednesday 16 June, by the Reverend I. J. Jolly, when Thomas, 5th son of Mrs Ellen (sic) BUICK of Jackeytown, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Nellie, 2nd daughter of Mr R. CONLIN, of Longburn. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr C. F. CONLIN (Charles Francis), was attired in a pretty dress of silver grey silk taffeta voile, trimmed with silk lace and silver tassels, and wore the usual veil and orange blossoms, and carried a lovely shower bouquet. The bridegrooms present to the bride was a lovely gold bangle. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs Grace BELFIT, who wore a pretty cream delaine dress. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr W. D. BUICK (William David).
The guests, numbering about 20, sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast tastefully laid out by Mrs Rawlins, of the White House. The happy couple left by the Auckland Express for the South, the bride's travelling dress being a brown tweed tailor-made costume with hat to match. The presents were both numerous and costly
- Thomas was a Farmer in Boundary Road, Palmerston North
THOMAS died 19 Dec 1931 aged 52
- he is buried Plot 003, Block 009, Area B at Kelvin Grove
- Nellie remarried to James CREAMER (1887-1954)
NELLIE died 27 June 1947 aged 63, last address 148 Rangitikei st
- she is buried (as Buick-Creamer) Plot 024, Block 002, Area J at Kelvin Grove
JAMES died 2 July 1954 aged 67, last address Awapuni Home
- he is buried with Nellie

... 10
1881 -1947 Mary Buick
- born 14 July 1881
- Mary married James CROTHERS in 1913
MARY died 5 January 1947 aged 65

... 11
1883 - 1956 Alexander Buick
- born 25 August 1883 in Karere, Manawatu
- Alexander married Ethel Elizabeth Johnstone EDMONDS (1887-1948) in 1914
- 1st born of 7 known children of Charles William EDMONDS (1862-1938) & Elizabeth STEVENSON (1866-1959). Her parents were from Kent, England, married in Ashburton in 1886 & Charles was later a livery stable keeper in Palmerston North
24 Dec 1914 - At the All Saints church on Monday 21 December 1914, a quiet pretty wedding was solemised, the contracting part being Miss Ethel Johnstone, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs C. EDMONDS, of Broad Street and Mr Alexander BUICK, youngest son of Mrs J. BUICK, Tiakitahuna.
The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a handsome robe of soft white charmeuse satin daintily trimmed with limerick lace. She wore the orthodox veil and orange blossoms and carried a beautiful bouquet of white carnatons and sweet peas with sprays of maidenhair and asparagus fern with white satin streamers. She was assisted by Miss Ruby PAWSON and Miss Rita EDMONDS, only sister of the bride, who looked sweet in dainty dresses of white embroidered voile and white satin hats with pink roses. They carried bouquets of pink sweetpeas and sprays of asparagus fern with white satin streamers.
The bridegroom was attended by Mr W. WALLACE as bestman and Mr C. EDMONDS as groomsman
The Rev J. G. Rosher was the officiating clergyman.
The bride's present to the groom was a gold-mounted walking stick. The grooms present to the bride was a handsome gold brooch and to the bridesmaids gold bangles. After the ceremony the guests were entertained in the Foresters Hall, where a stupendous breakfast was partaken of during which several toasts were duly honoured. The presents were handsome and costly, including several cheques. Special mention may be made of the handsome bouquets which were the work and gift of Mrs G. F. DECLEY.
The happy couple left during the afternoon for Napier where a brief honey moon will be spent before they take up their future residence at Rawhatu. The brides travelling dress was a grey cosume with saxe blue hat to match.
ETHEL died 3 June 1948 aged 61, last address Kauwhata
- she is buried Plot 005, Block 010, area H at Kelvin Grove
ALEXANDER died 30 Aug 1956 aged 73, last address Camerons Line, Aorangi
- he is buried with Ethel

... 12
1885 - 1956 Flora Lily Buick
- born 6 October 1885 in Palmerston North
- Flora married Thomas SCOTT (1883-1910) in Palmerston North in 1905
- they had 2 known children:
1905 - Jane Stuart Scott
1907 - Richard John Thomas Scott
1910 - Martha Helen Scott
THOMAS died 17 Aug 1910 in Patea, Taranaki aged 27
on 17 August 1910, at Patea, Thomas Scott, beloved husband of Lily Scott, and eldest son of Mr Thomas Scott, of Wanganui; aged 27 years
20 August 1910 - A painfully sudden death occurred on Wednesday evening (report the Patea Press). A man named Thomas Scott was engaged doing some gardening work for Mr H. Priestley. Shortly after luncheon he was observed lying in a dazed condition, and was promptly removed to the hospital, where he expired at 7 p.m. the same evening. Deceased was only 26 (sic) years of age, and had been engaged for some time in this district as a well borer. A sad feature of the case is the fact that he leaves a widow and four (?) small children to mourn his untimely death. A short time ago he had an attack of influenza, and it is probable that over-exertion caused the rupture of a blood vessel on the brain. It has not been deemed necessary to hold an inquest
- Flora next married Thomas Edward IRWIN (1886-1969) 28 Feb 1916
FLORA died 18 August 1956 aged 71, last address was Dannevirke
- she is buried Plot 074, Block 005, Area m at Kelvin Grove

Evening Post, 24 Feb 1939 HELEN STEWART BUICK
- Mrs James Buick died at her residence at Tiakitahuna last week at the age of 96. Mrs Buick could justly lay claim to having been a pioneer of the Manawatu. Born at Waiwetu on June 17 1843, she was one of the earliest children of that settlement and so far as is known, was the oldest white woman born in New Zealand. Her father, Mr David McEwen, was an engineer who came to the colony in the ship 'Bengal
Merchant' and was subsequently a member of the Wellington Provincial Government. Later he settled in the Manawatu and was the first postmaster at Karere. It was 60 years ago that he ventured north from Belmont, conveying his family in a one-horse dray which became stuck in the Ohau river and had to be hauled out by Maori. A clearing was made in the bush at Tiakitahuna, and with pit-sawn timber a house was constructed. Numbers of times the farms was swept by flood waters from the Manawatu river. Surviving sons of the deceased, who was predeceased by her husband, are; Messrs J. L. Buick (Carterton), D. Buick (Tiakitahuna), H. Buick (Johnsonville) and A. Buick (Kauwhata). Surviving daughters are Mesdames W. Edwards (Palmerston North), R. J. Seddon (Tiakitahuna), J. Carruthers (Gonville) and E. Irwin (Dannevirke)

William & Agnes BUICK
and their son & his wife:
David & Polly Buick
Plot 059, Block 025 at Terrace End

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by Bazzyboo on 2015-04-26 23:18:23

Fantastic information about my Grandmother's family. Her second husband is my Grandfather Edward was born in 1878 and died in 1958 aged 80. He is buried in the soldiers area of the Dannevirke Cemetery.

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