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the 'residents' of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington from 1841 ... J names

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the Roman Catholic MOUNT STREET CEMETERY is a protected heritage site in Wellington, New Zealand (click link for more). It was the first cemetery in Wellington for Catholic burials and contains the graves of the first nuns and priests in Wellington. It remained open until 1891 although burials continued in existing family plots until 1954. The earliest surviving grave marker dates from 1851, and the latest from 1954. Although only around 200 headstones survive, it is estimated that there could have been as many as 1150 burials. Many of the early markers were simple wooden crosses, which have long since vanished

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the 'Residents' of MOUNT STREET Cemetery, Wellington (as at May 2012)
- anything in italics is my addition
- dates may be of death OR burial


JOHNSON, Francis - 22 Jan 1871 aged ?

JOHNSTON, Henrietta Charlotte (nee HATTON) - 23 Feb 1878 aged 64
23 Feb 1878 On the 23rd of February, at Fitzherbert Terrace, Henrietta Charlotte, the beloved wife of John Johnston, aged 64 years.
- married John Johnston in England in 1838, (also see bios at photo)
- their known children:
1839 - Walter Woods Johnston
- became MP for Manawatu
- married Sophia Marianne LAMBERT in 1878
1841 - ? Sydney Johnston
1842 - ? Agnes Mary Johnston
- born on board the Prince of Wales
- she married Morgan Stanislaus GRACE (1837-1903) in 1866 (his brother was first Catholic Mayor of New York)
1845 - Charles John Johnston
- became an MP for Te Aro
1851 - Emily Lilliam Johnston
1854 - Jessie Maria Rose Johnston
- Jessie married Westby Brook PERCAVAL in 1880

JOHNSTON, James - 17 April 1893 aged 22
19 April 1893 At the Napier hospital, on April 17 1893, after a short illness, James Johnson, railway shunter, late of Wellington, aged 22 years. The funeral will leave the Napier hospital at 9.30 a.m. to-day (Wednesday) for the Napier Railway station. Friends are respectfully invited to attend

JOHNSTON, Hon John (MLC) - 16 Nov 1887 aged 78
17 Nov 1887 Hon. John Jonston, M.L.C., died this afternoon, aged 76. He had been ailing some time. The Legislative Council to-day adjourned in consequence of Mr Johnston's death.
21 Nov 1887 The funeral of the late Hon J. Johnston, M.L.C., took place this morning and was largely attended by members of both Houses. Archbishop Redwood and representatives of the Governor were present. The funeral service was conducted by *Father McNamara, Vicar-General

JONES, Anne (nee McNAMARA) - 16 Nov 1918 aged 65
- married Henry Charles Jones in 1879 - see children below
16 Nov 1918 On the 16th November 1918, at her late residence, 12 Karaka-avenue, Anne, beloved wife of Henry Charles Jones; aged 65. R.I.P.

JONES, Catherine Mary Agnes (nee MADDEN) - 27 Nov 1887 aged 19
Catherine was not married she is on Madden, Catherine Mary Agnes

JONES, Edward - 22 Feb 1881 aged 48
- born 1832

JONES, Ellen Agnes 'Nellie' - 23 Sep 1897 aged 8
- daughter of Henry Charles JONES & Ann McNAMARA, also see Nellie below
23 Sep 1897 On 23rd September, 1897 at Pitarua-street, Nellie, the beloved daughter of H. C. and Annie Jones, aged 8 years; deeply regretted. R.I.P.

JONES, Isabel Annie Elizabeth - 28 June 1886 aged 6
28 June 1886 Isabel Annie, only and beloved daughter of H. C. and Annie Jones (accidentally killed) R.I.P.
28 June 1886 Shortly after 11 o'clock this morning a little girl named Jones was playing at the foot of the Tinakori Range, near Harriet-street, when a log of wood, which had been dislodged by some men working at the top of the hill, came rolling down without any warning, and struck the child, killing her almost instantaneously. Dr Cahill was sent for, and on his arrival pronounced life to be extinct. The child's parents reside in Pitarua-street, off Tinakori-road. Some few months ago a similar accident occurred in this locality.
- parents were Henry Charles JONES & Ann McNAMARA, their known children:
1880 - 1886 Isabel Annie Jones, as above
1882 - 1964 Harry Clifford Jones
1884 - 1956 David Percival Jones
1886 - ? Isabel Mary Jones
- born 11 Aug 1886, born 6 weeks after the death of sister Isabel Annie
1889 - 1897 Ellen Agnes 'Nellie' Jones, as above
1891 - 1963 John McNamara Jones
1894 - 1976 Francis George Jones

JONES, 'Nellie' - 23 Sep 1897 aged 8
- see Ellen Agne Jones above

JONES, Thomas - 27 June 1857 aged 78

JONES, Hugh - 9 Aug 1858 aged ?

* (written in 1905) Rev Father McNamara, formerly Parish Priest at Reefton, was born in County Lentrim, Ireland, in 1844, and educated at St. Mell's, Longford. He joined the Marist Fathers at Dundalk, where he was ordained, and spent six years at St. Ann's Church, in the East End of London. Father McNamara came out to New Zealand by the ship ?Adamant,? in 1877, was in Christchurch over two years, and was afterwards vicar-general of the arch-diocese of Wellington, and administrator of the cathedral palace. He occupied those positions for thirteen years, and was then appointed to the charge of the Blenheim district. He entered upon his duties as rector and parisn priest of Reefton in February, 1897. Father McNamara is not now (1905) at Reefton.


the Hon John Johnston M.L.C 1810-1887 arrived with his family in Wellington from London via Nelson on 3 January 1843 on the Prince of Wales. He travelled with his wife Henrietta Charlotte (nee HATTON), two sons, Walter Woods & Sydney Johnston plus a daughter, Agnes Mary, who was born during the journey. He was a Freemason and of Presbyterian faith, but his children were brought up in their mother's Roman Catholic faith. They had 3 more children in New Zealand. Two of his sons were New Zealand MPs:
Walter Woods Johnston, (1839-1907) represented the Manawatu electorate from 1871 to 1884, when he retired
Charles John Johnston (1845-1918) represented the Te Aro electorate from 1881 to 1887, when he resigned
- Charles married a daughter of Isaac Featherston (1813-1976)

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