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Joseph LOWRY had the NAG's HEAD HOTEL 1859

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Joseph LOWRY (1825-1870)
married in Wellington 7 Nov 1853 to
Ann TUTCHEN (1832-1854)
* Ann was the 6th of 8 children of Peter Tutchen (1798-1861) & Sarah Banger (1799-1882) who arrived in Wellington on the 'Arab' 16 Oct 1841
Wellington Independent, 9 Nov 1853
On Monday, the 7th inst., by Special License, at St Peter's Church, by the Rev R. Cole, M.A., Mr Joseph Lowry, to Ann, second daughter of Mr Peter Tutchen, both of Wellington

Joseph & Ann had a son
1854 - 1889 James Lowry
* born 7 July 1854, his mother Ann died 4 days later
New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 12 July 1854 At Hawthorn Hill, Wellington, on Tuesday, the 11th inst., Ann, the beloved wife of Mr Joseph Lowry, second daughter of Mr P. Tutchen, aged 21 years. The Friends of the late Mrs Ann Lowry are respectfully requested to attend her Funeral, from the residence of her Father, Mr Tutchen, Hawthorn Hill, Te Aro, on Thursday, July 13th, at half past 2 p.m. - Charles Milles, Undertaker, Lambton Quay
Ann is buried plot 169.O at Bolton street cemetery

James Lowry (son of Joseph & Ann) married Honoria Moriarty (1863-1899) in 1880
they had 4 children
.. 1 1882 - John Lowry
- John married Olive Carter CAVANAGH in 1905 & had a son
..1906 - 1968 Henry James John Lowry
.. 2 1883 - 1958 Sarah Ann Lowry
- Sarah had a daughter to her step-father Henry James Porter, on 20 Dec 1899 (11 months after the death of her mother). Sarah and Henry married on 28 July 1902 and had a further 7 children in Hawkes Bay
.. 3 1887 - Ellen Lowry
.. 4 1888 - 1983 Joseph James Lowry
- like his father, Joseph was a builder. He died in Hastings aged 95
JAMES LOWRY died 8 May 1889 in Wellington Hospital, a month after receiving injuries in an accident whilst he was building a house in Waipawa.
Honoria remarried in 1895 to Henry James PORTER (1868-1943).
they had a son
* 1898 - 1916 Robert Alexander Porter (died aged 18)
Honoria died 16 Jan 1899 aged 36 and her daughter Sarah married her husband
NOTE Henry James Porter:
First married Amelia Gertrude Johnston in 1886
Next married Honoria Lowry (nee Moriarty) in 1895
Next married Sarah Ann Lowry in 1902, Honoria's daughter, his stepdaughter
Sarah & Henry had 8 children
1 1899 - 1918 Emily May Porter
..died aged 19
2 1902 - 1986 Henry James Porter
..married Mary Escreet (1905-1935) 1927
..married Karen Jane Krogh 1939
3 1903 - 1989 Ellen May Porter
..married Charles Alfred Smith 1923
4 1905 - 1979 John Porter
..marriage unknown
5 1907 - 1919 Marion Porter
..died aged 12
6 1908 - 1971 Gladys Eileen Porter
..married William Augustus Caldwell 1930
7 1910 - 1987 Margaret Porter
..married Herbert William Griffiths 1934
8 1912 - 1984 Leslie Edward Porter
..married Edna Mabel Puddle 1936

JOSEPH LOWRY next married on 2 April 1866 to Eupemia McIndoe (1830-1908)
they had a daughter
1868 - 1868 Maggie Eupemia Lowry (aged 25 days)

Evening Post, 6 June 1870
- On the 5th inst., at Wellington, Mr Joseph Lowry, aged 45 years, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends
Wellington Independent, 7 June 1870
- Friday last was a most unfortunate day in Wellington as in addition to a case of fearfully sudden death, and the accident to the boy Biggs, the particulars of which have already appeared, an accident, with a fatal termination, happened to an old respected Wellington settler - Mr Joseph Lowry, the proprietor of the Nag's Head Inn, in Cuba street. Mr Lowry was apparently in good health and on Friday afternoon he attended a meeting of the Town Board to represent the defective state of the drainage in the neighbourhood of his premises. Later in the evening he was seized with a fit, believed to have been epileptic, while on the stairs in his house, and falling down he received such injuries as at once rendered his recovery hopeless. The best medical aid was procured, but it was of no avail, and Mr Lowry expired early on Sunday morning.
Mr Lowry was a comparatively young man (45) and leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss

Evening Post, 15 July 1870 ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of the late J. Lowry, deceased, must be sent in forthwith to Messrs Brandon & Quick, for liquidation

Euphemia died 15 March 1908 aged 78 and is buried Plot 82L, Public2 at Karori

* Joseph was the proprietor of the 'Nags Head' corner of Dixon & Cuba Street, Wellington. Joseph's earliest tenancy found at the hotel was in 1859 ... As a matter of interest, the Nag's Head hotel was burnt to the ground in June 1879 during the Great Fire at Wellington which started in the Imperial Opera House, sheets of flames spread across Manners street setting the Methodist Church into a mass of flames, then across to the Nags Head destroying the Hotel and stables and Emeny's Hotel. Crossed Cuba street and set the Royal Oak Hotel into flames which ignited the Market Hall and several shops in turn were reduced to ashes. The Te Aro branch of the Bank of New Zealand was destroyed as was the Wesleyan School, Church and parsonage. The fire spread across Manners street, Dixon street, Cuba street and Taranaki place, destroying at least 30 houses. The whole town was illuminated and thousands congregated, piling their furniture and goods from their houses and stores into the street

plot 513, Bolton Street Cemetery

last resting place of:
Joseph Lowry 8 June 1870
* Sarah Lowry 19 Nov 1862 (no age, unknown relationship)
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

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by Tutchen on 2019-06-11 10:43:32

I am a descendant of Josiah Tutchen who was one of Ann Tutchen's (married to Joseph Lowry)brothers

The parents of Josiah, Ann and 6 other siblings were Peter and Sarah Tutchen. Does anyone have a photo of Peter and Sarah either as a couple or with their children.


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