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John James CASEY + Theresa Maria PAGON - Wellington

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JOHN JAMES CASEY (1846-1900)
- was born in County Clare, Ireland,
a son of James CASEY & Mary Elizabeth O'DWYER

- was born in Wellington, New Zealand
the eldest daughter of:
Francis Joseph (1817-1883) PAGON & Margaretha Catharina HEINRICHS (1821-1879)
Francis was 1st married to Margaretha's sister, Anna Catharina Heinrichs 1824-1846, who died giving birth)

- Francis Joseph Pagon was from Neustadt, Silizia/Prussia & Margaretha from Heligoland, Germany. He was a Cabinet Maker and Undertaker. He & Margaret lived in Mulgrave street, Thorndon, Wellington
1 ... 1847 - 1873 Francis Joseph Pagon
- Francis was born on the way to NZ
- he died age 25
2 ... 1851 - 1852 William James Pagon
- William died aged 17 weeks
3 ... 1854 - 1854 Heinrich Pagon
- Heinrich died aged 4
4 ... 1855 - 1927 Theresa Maria Pagon
- as above
5 ... 1858 - 1880 Heinrich 'Henry' Patrick Joseph Pagon
- nothing known
6 ... 1862 - 1947 Anna Catherina Pagon
- Anna died in Melbourne, Australia aged 85
7 ... 1864 - 1947 Isadore Augustine Pagon
- Isadora moved to Victoria, Australia in 1888 (aged 24)
- he married Eliza Margaret BRADY in 1892 & had 7 children

4 Jan 1883 ... An old resident of Wellington has passed over to the great majority in the person of Mr F. J. Pagon, of Mulgrave-street, who died yesterday. The deceased came to this place as far back as 1847, and lived here almost constantly ever since. He was much respected, especially by the older residents of this city, and his death will be deeply regretted by a large circle of friends
12 Feb 1883
... Unreserved Sale of House and Land, by order of the Public Trustee in late F. J. Pagon's Estate. LAERY & CAMPBELL are favoured with instructions from R. C. Hamerston, Esq., Public Trustee in the estate of F. J. Pagon, deceased, to sell by public auction, at their rooms, Lambton Quay:-
The Mulgrave-street valuable property, described hereunder:
All that piece or parcel of land situate in and being portion of section 683 on the plan of the city of Wellington, bounded towards the north by other part of the same section, 112 feet 6 inches, towards the south by other part of the same section, 112 feet 6 inches; on the east by other part of the same section, 30 feet, and on the west by the adoining section, 30 feet, the eastern boundary of the said land being parallel to and distant 85 feet 6 inches from Mulgrave-stet, together with the right of way leading from Mulgrave-street to the said piece of land, and having a width of 4 feet 6 inches AND, Well-built house and outhouses, with workshops erected thereon. No reserve
NOTE Franz & Margaretha, along with a number of their children, are buried in the Mount Street Cemetery, Wellington

John & Theresa married on 6 Nov 1872, in St Mary's Cathedral, Wellington

the 11 known CHILDREN of JOHN & THERESA

1 ...
1875 - 1875 Francis James Casey
- Francis died aged 7 months
3 Sep 1875 - On the 3rd inst., at his fathers residence, Francis James, infant son of Mr J. J. and Theresa Casey, aged 7 months

2 ...
1876 - 1954 John Joseph Casey
- John married Eliza Maud (AKA Maud Edith Mary) URWIN (1877-1971) in 1899
... At St Mary of the Angels Church this morning, Mr J. J. Casey, eldest son of Mr J. Casey, of this city, was married to Miss Maud Mary Urwin, third daughter of Mr F. A. Urwin, also of Wellington. The bride wore ivory white satin, and was given away by her father. The bridesmaids - five in number - were dressed in pale sea green, trimmed with white satin ribbons and lace, and each wore a gold brooch, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr A. Casey was best man. The Rev Father Devoy was the officiating clergyman
- Eliza was a daughter of Alfred Adolphus Thomas URWIN (1840-1911) & Eliza Harriet PARSONS (1844-1938), who were married in Rockhampton, Queensland about 1864. Alfred & Eliza Urwin were in Hawera during the Maori War and moved to Wellington in 1860 ... URWIN family moved to this page

JAMES JOSEPH & MAUD MARY had 3 children:
2 August 1899 - Zita Mary Casey
22 April 1902 - 1984 Cedric Joseph Urwin Casey
- Cedric married Teresa FORBES (1900-?) in 1925
30 June 1909 - 1996 John James Lucena Casey
On 22 July 1903 Zita, (aged nearly 4) was a maid (along with 6 year old cousin Esme Myra) at her Aubty Mabel's wedding when he married Charles Goldsmith
On 28 March 1906 Zita, (aged 6) was a flower girl (along with 9 year old cousin Esme Myra) at her Aunty Blanche's wedding to Edmund Earl Furness
In Dec 1911 at the Convent of Mercy High School, Sussex square, Wellington, Zita, (aged 12) was in Preparatory School, Class I. She won prizes for Arithmatic & Composition (Cedric was in Class III. He won a prize for Arithmatic)
In Sep 1924 Zita (aged 25) attended the St Joseph's Tennis Court Club Annual Dance. She wore cerise silk
In Dec 1928 Zita (from Lower Hutt Convent) received Senior Divison Honours in the Trinity Colege of Music practical examination for piano
In 1929 Zita (now aged 30) was a singing teacher, living in Main Road, Lower Hutt
In 1932 Zita, (aged 33) was a Wellington Soprano giving voice recitals - she gave a recital in Nimmo's Hall. Her soprano voice was heard to advantage in three groups of songs.
In Aug 1934 Zita sung 'La Boheme' (Puccini) to members of the Italian Club in the Pioneer Clubrooms

3 ...
1878 - Theresa Margaret Casey
- Theresa possibly became a nun

4 ...
1880 - 1886 James O'Dwyer Casey
- James died aged 6

5 ...
1881 - Albert Henry Casey
27 Jan 1896 Master Albert Casey, son of Mr J. J. Casey, draper, of Wellington, has won one of the two scholarships recently offered by the authorities of St Patrick's College. He was educated at the Marist Brothers school, Boulcott-street. The winner of the other is Master Arthur Lynch, of Reefton. Each scholarship is of the value of 40 guineas (equivalent in 2011 to $7,200 ), and is tenable for two years

6 ...
1883 - 1958 Ethel Agnes Casey
4 Feb 1898 - Among the successful candidates at the matriculation examination were two present pupils of St Xavier's Academy - Misses Clare Zohrab and Ethel Casey (aged 14)
18 Feb 1899 - The results of the Junior Civil Service examinations were made known this morning. Miss Ethel Casey (a daughter of Mr J. J. Casey, of Wellington) passed third on the list for the whole colony, is a pupil of St Fancis Xavier's Academy
- Ethel didn't marry

7 ...
1884 - 1977 Hilda Maude Casey
- Hilda didn't marry

8 ...
1887 - 1956 Charles Wilfred Casey
- in Jan 1905, Charles received a 'Merit Award' in Christian Doctrine at St Patrick' College, a Gold Medal in 'General Class-Work', also in 'English', Latin, French, Mathematics & Historical grammar & phioliogy and a Gold Medal for General Excellence
- he became Rev Dr Charles Wilfred Casey
27 Aug 1910 The Rev Charles Casey left for Sydney yesterday, en route to Rome, where he will continue his stuies for the priesthood. The Rev Case, is a son of the late Mr J. J. Casey, of Wellington

9 ...
1889 - 1919 Ernest Michael Casey
- in Feb 1903 Ernest, at St Patrick's College, became the 'third member in his family' to receive a scholarship
- In Jan 1905 Ernest received a medal for 'General Class-Work', Grammar & COmposition, Geography, History, Latin, French, Arithmatic, Science, Writing & drawing at St Patrick's College, Wellington
- Ernest served in WWI as Sergeant 21/43 with the NZEF, Army Pay Department, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. His Next Of Kin was his mother at Avon Street, Island Bay, Wellington
- Ernest died 17 November 1918 aged 29. Mr Ernest Michael Casey, who was on the staff of the Labour Department before he enlisted with the 11th Reinforcement as pay-sergeant, succumbed on Sunday night to pneumonia, supervening on influenza, at St Patrick' College Hospital. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, was unmarried. He wa a native of Wellington, and was a son of the late J. J. Casey, formerly in business at Wellington as a draper. The late Mr Casey, was educated at the Marist Bros, school and at St Patrick's. He was a marine artist of great promise, whose pictures have been exhibited even recently at the Wellington Art Academy Exhibition. Deceased took part in the battle of Messines with the infantry, during which operation he was slightly wounded with shrapnel and subsequently invalided to England and thence to New Zealand

10 ...
1896 - 1959 Eric Francis Casey
- Eric served in WWI as Private 3/1224 with the 7th Reinforcements, Medical Corps. His Next Of Kin was his mother of Avon Street, Island Bay, Wellington
- Eric married Alma SMITH in 1923

11 ...
1899 - Marquerita Mary Cecillia Casey


... LARCENY - John James Casey, salesman at Messrs McDowell & Co's, stated that he gave the prisoner into custody yesterday for stealing the coat produced, which was found in his possession and which he identified by the trade mark and other particulars ... (more at link)

... JOHN JAMES CASEY, for the past five years with J. McDOWELL & Co, Lambton Quay and
EDWARD McDONALD, for five and a half years with Mr James Smith, Te aro House, Cubat-street.
HAVE this ay entered into partnership as Drapers Silk Mercers, and General Outfitters, under the name and style of CASEY AND McDONALD
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In reference to the above, Casey and McDonald have much pleasure in informing their numerous friends and the public generally that they have taken from the owner, Mr W. Tonks, the premises on Lambton Quay lately occupied by Mr Wm Mould, and which will in future be known as DENISON HOUSE
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CASEY and McDONALD would also respectfully inform the public that the balance of the stock of the late proprietor having been removed, the premises are now being thoroughly renovated an painted throughout, and will be opened by them in a few days with a first-class stock of NEW AND SEASONABLE GOODS for the AUTUMN AND WINTER TRADE
The opening day will be announced in our next advertisement

... In the matter of the Bankruptcy of GEORGE NORTH, of Wellington, Hairdresser, a Debtor
This is to notify that the above-named George North was, on the twenty-fourth day of January, 1881, on the petition of Henry Blundell, Robert Sloan, John James Caey, Henry Coulie Wilson and John Rutherford Blair, adjudicated a bankrupt

... NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership hitherto existing between the undersigned JOHN JAMES CASEY and EDWARD McDONALD, as Drapers and Clothiers, on Lambton-quay, Wellington, under the style of "Casey & McDonald", has been dissolved by effluxion of time as from te 28th of February, 1887
Dated this 16th day of March, 1887
- Witness - J. J. Devine, Solicitor, Wellington
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THE BUSINESS, as from the 1st MARCH, 1887, and in the future will be carried on under the name and style of CASEY, McDONALD & CO.
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In gratefully acknowledging the more than liberal patronage accorded to the old firm,
CASEY, McDONALD & CO. desire to assure their patrons that every effort will be made to supply only goods of first-class quality and of the latest productions
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being Direct Importers, and purchasing in the very best Home and Colonial Markets, are enabled to provide their patrons in every department with the
NEWEST AND MOST FASIONABLE GOODS, at prices which cannot be beaten by any house in New Zealand
We have now opened and will show this week
Dress Materials of the newest description, Plushes for Dress and Millinery, Striped Plushes in all shades; Velveteens, plain and striped, all colours and black; a grand selection of Ladies' Jackets, richly trimmed; Ulsters, the newest shapes; Flannels, Blankets, Sheeting, and Calicos; Ladies Fur Boas, New Gloves, Umbrellas, Ladies' and Children's Hosiery, Children's Costumes
Fresh Goods to arrve per narly every steamer
SPECIAL - We have just opened 200 Children's hats and 100 Ladies' Long Cloth Jackets, purchased in London at an enormous discount at end of season, which we will sell at LONDON PRICES. Everybody should see these Extraordinary bargains Inspection invited

about 1897 - - DRAPERS
... from The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Drapers
Casey, J. J. and Co. (John James Casey), Drapers, 57 Cuba Street. Bankers, National Bank of New Zealand. Established 1889, as Murray and Casey. Mr. Murray retired from the firm in 1895

18 April 1900 - The - FUNERAL of JOHN JAMES CASEY
... The Funeral of the late Mr J. J. Casey took place yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended. The chief mourners were the deceased's four sons, and numerous friends paid their last tribute of respect. A large number of wreaths and crosses were received from sympathising friends, as well as telegrams and letters of condolence

25 July 1927 - DEATH of THERESA
... CASEY - On the 24 July, 1927, at the Home of Our Lady of Compassion, Isand Bay, Theresa Mary. relict of the late John James Casey; aged 72 years. R.I.P.

27 JULY 1927 - Theresa's OBITUARY
... There passed away at the Home of Our Lady of Compassion, Island Bay, on 24th July, Mrs Theresa Mary Casey, an old resident of Wellington, where she was born in 1855. Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated at St Francis de Sales Church, Island Bay, yesterday, the celebrant being the
* Rev Dr. C. W. Casey, S.M., son of the deceased,
* the Rev Dean Connolly (Kilbirnie) was deacon,
* the Rev Father Chapman, S.M. (Greenmeadows), sub-deacon,
* and the Rev Father Mark Devoy, S.M., master of ceremonies.
The mass was sung by the clergy, under the direction of the Rev Father Ryan, S.M., of St Patrick's College. Over 20 priests were present, including the
* Very Rev Dean Regnault, S.M.,
* Father J. Kelly, S.M. (Newtown),
* Father S. Mahone, S.M., (St. Mary's),
* Father Smith, S.M. (Thorndon),
* Father McCarthy, S.M. (Superior Marist Mission House),
* and Very Rev Father Gilbert, S.M. (rector St Patrick's College),
* as well as Rev Mother Cecilia,
* Sister Mary Vincent (daughter of the deceased), and other sister of the Community of Our Lady of Compassion, who attended deceased during her illness.
The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev Dr Casey, S.M.

Mrs Casey was the widow of the late John James Casey, of the old firm of Casey and McDonald, drapers, Lambton quay. She leaves four sons, five daughters, and five grandchildren

St Patrick's College, Wellington
... from the site Wellington Colleges written c1897

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by ann_mareel on 2012-04-12 19:29:35

Thanks for all the info. John Joseph Casey and Eliza Maud (aka Maud Mary)had three children - Zita born 1899, Cedric Joseph born 1902 and John James Lucena born 1909. I am a descendent of Cedric. I cannot find a marriage or death record for Zita. There were nine living children listed on Alfred Urwin's death certificate.

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