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


RARETI, Mirika - 14 Aug 1865 aged 35

READ, Pruie - 16 Nov 1865 aged 68
16 Nov 1865 On the 15th November, at Porirua-road, Pruie, the wife of Mr John Read, aged 68 years
18 Nov 1865 The friends of Mr John Read, Porirua-road, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his wife, which will leave W. J. Hall's residence, Mulgrave street, Thorndon, for the Catholic Cathedral, on Sunday, 18th inst., at 8 o'clock. - W. J. HALL & SON, Undertakers

READY, Anne - 5 April 1882 aged 48
5 April 1882 On the 5th April 1882, at Haining-street, Anne, the beloved wife of Mr Robert Ready, aged 48 years. R.I.P.
5 April 1882 The Friends of Mr Robert Ready are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late Wife, which will leave his residence, Haining-street, on Friday, 7th int., at 2 p.m.

READY, Elizabeth 'Eliza' Mary - 3 Sep 1905 aged 67
4 Sep 1905 The Friends of Mr Maurice Ready are invited to attend the Funeral of his late wife, Elizabeth Mary, which will leave her late residence, Wingfield-street, to-morrow (Tuesday), 5th September 1905, at 2.20 p.m., for the Sacred Heart Basilica, Hill-street, thence to Mount-street Cemetery

READY, Ernest - 15 July 1892 aged 10
16 July 1892 The Friends of Mr Maurice Ready, ex Sergeant of Police, are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased son Ernest, which will leave his residence, Wingfield-street, for the Cathedral, Hill-street, on Monday, 18th July, at 9.30 a.m.

READY, John Maurice - 24 May 1874 aged 7
- born 1867 to Maurice & Eliza Ready

READY, Maurice John - 16 Dec 1908 aged 72
- born 1836 in Ireland, he was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary
15 Jan 1886 Second-class Sergeant Maurice Ready has been promoted to the rank of first-class sergeant. The sergeant has been in the New Zealand Constabulary for the past 20 years, having been selected as one of a contingent of seven men who, at the request of the Southland Provincial Government were sent to Invercargill by Sir Charles McMahon, the then Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Police, soon after Hartley and Reilly discovered the Dunston River working. Sergeant Ready before he went to Victoria had served in the Irish Constabulary Force
10 Oct 1896 Maurice Ready of Wellington, ex-sergeant of police, has been petitioning the House asking that he be granted some further compenstaion for his loss of office in the force, or that he be granted some further employment. The Public Petitions Committee has reported that the petitioner has no further claim upon it
7 Aug 1902 The compensation case of Maurice Ready v the Corporation of Wellington was called before his Honour the Chief Justice this morning. Claimant, who is an ex-sergeant of police, claimed ?3000, odd (equivalent in 2012 to $503,000) as compensation for the taking by the Corporation of his land in John-street, described by his counel (Mr Jellicoe) as an allotment of 40ft frontage with a building which had been on the land for many years. Mr Jellicoe said the Court was not likely to be troubled with the claim, as he was driven to accept the offer made by the Corporation because all his witnesses advised its acceptance. Claimant honestly believed in the claim put forward by him for ?3000 odd, and it was difficult for him (Mr Jellicoe) to persuade his client not to insist on it. The Chief Justice said claimant could not expect more than had been awarded in simlar cases, and in respect of a piece of land in the same block. If claimant went on, cost might be against him and it would be better to accept a reasonable offer. His Honour would not like to see a man lose his land and have to pay costs too. Mr Martin (for the Corporation) said no claim for costs would be made if the Corpoations offer was accepted. Mr Jellicoe assured his Honour that the Court would not need to take any further action
16 Dec 1908 On the 16th December, at Victoria Hospital, Maurice Read, late Sergeant of Police, aged 72 years; deepy regretted
17 Dec 1908 Mr Maurice Ready, who was stationed in Wellington as sergeant of police for many years, died at Victoria Hospital yesterday, aged 72. He was formerly in the Royal Irish Contabulary, which he left to join the Papal forces against Garibaldi. He came to New Zealand over forty years ago, and retired from the force about fifteen years ago, taking up his residence on the West Coast. Mr Read is survived by a grown-up family
29 May 1909 Maurice's estate was valued for Stamp Duty at ?519 (equivalent in 2012 to $81,600)

READY, Robert - 12 Nov 1905 aged 76
12 Nov 1905 On the 12th November, 1905, at his residence, Haining-street, Robert Ready, aged 76 years; deeply regretted. A colonist for fifty years. R.I.P.

READY, Robert - ??? aged 45

READY, Sydney James Spollato? - 1 Jan 1883 aged 4
2 Jan 1883 A sad and fatal accident occurred in the vicinity of the Railway Wharf on Sunday evening. A lad name Sydney Ready, aged about four years, and the son of Sergeant Ready, of the Wellington police force, was playing, between 5 and 6 o'clock, with some trucks on the reclaimed land, in company with his brother Henry Ready, aged 11, and two other boys about the same age, named Willie Davis and Victor Howard. Sydney Ready got in front of a truck while it was in motion and his neck, it is reported, became jammed between the wheel and the rail. Immediately after the accident, the attention of Mr Thomas Ennis, tailor, of Willis-street, who chanced to be near the spot, was attracted by loud screams on the part of Henry Ready. On proceeding to ascertain the cause, Mr Ennis found the latter holding his little brother in his arms, apparently dead. Mr Ennis at once took the child to Dr Grace, who stated that death must have been instantaneous as deceased neck had been dislocated ... inquest verdict
- born 1878 to Maurice & Elizabeth Ready

READY, Thomas - 7 Sep 1869 aged 3 months
READY, John - 10 Sep 1869 aged 3 months
11 Sep 1869 On the 7th inst., at Wellington, Thomas Ready, aged 3 months; and on the 10th inst., John Ready, aged 3 months, twin children

READY, William - 9 April 1913 aged 47
9 April 1913 On the 9th April, 1913, at 145 Tory-street. William Ready, youngest son of the late Robert Ready, aged 45 years, deeply regretted R.I.P.

REDWOOD, Michael - ??? aged 32

REDWOOD, Mary Joseph Bernadine - 13 March 1885 aged 9 Weeks
- daughter of Jesse Joseph REDWOOD & Elizabeth WHITTAKER (they also had Jesse Francis Mary Redwood 1889-1967)

REDWOOD, Maude Mary - 10 Nov 1876 aged 12

REES, Frederick Mark John - 1 March 1882 aged 14 days
- a son of Philip Thomas REES (1856-1900) & Marion Philomena O'SHAUGHNESSY (1866-1945)
- Philip was a jounalist & printer & in 1890 he was the proprietor of the 'Ellesmere Guardian'
- Philip & Marion married in 1879 & their known children were:
1882 - 1882 Fredeick Mark John Rees
- died aged 14-18 days
1883 - 1883 Herbert Thomas Michael Rees
- died aged 6 days
1884 - 1942 Harold Albert Rees
- married Elsie Lilian Grey BROWN in 1925
- lived in Tinakori-road
1886 - Avarina 'Renie' Elizabeth Rees

REILLY, Patrick - 17 May 1879 aged 4

REONE, Maria Rebecca - 3 Nov 1865 aged 7

RHATIGAN, Captain Christopher - 17 Sep 1851 aged 46
- Christopher came to New Zealand with his brother Captain Richard O'Connell and others of the 65th Regiment
- he died of consumption
17 Sep 1851 On Wednesday, 17 instant, at his residence in this Town, Captain Christopher Rhatigan, 65th Regt., aged 46 years
24 Sep 1851 The mortal remains of Capt. Christopher Rhatigan, 65th Regt., were interred on Saturday last, in the Catholic Cemetery, according to the rites of the Catholic Church, his body being followed to the grave by a large number of persons. The chief mourners were Lieut. Paul and George Hunter Esq. Amongst other gentlemen present at the funeral (which was conducted with all the military honours due to the rank of the deceased) we observed the Hon H. W. Petre, C. Clifford, G. J. Thomas, Dillon Bell and R. Strang, Esquires, together with all the military officers at present stationed at Wellington

RICHARDSON, William - ???

RIHARI, Heni ? - 7 Dec 1865 aged 8

RILEY, Miss Julia - 5 April 1875 aged 23
7 April 1875 The Funeral of Miss Julia Riley will leave the Hospital on Thursday next, the 8th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend

RILEY, Michael - ???

RIORDAN, Elizabeth - 6 May 1891 aged 14

RIPERATA?, Ramaru ? - 10 July 1871 aged 80

RIRIA, Maria - 26 Feb 1872 aged 29

ROACH, Michael - 29 Sep 1873 aged 40
20 Sep 1873 At the Hospital, Michael Roach, aged 40 years, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude. Cork papers please copy
29 Sep 1873 The Friends of the late Michael Roach are resectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment on Wednesday, 1st prox, at 3 p.m., from the Hospital

ROACH, Thomas - 2 Nov 1876 aged 52

ROBINSON, Marie - 20 Aug 1857 aged ?

ROLLS, Albert George Frederick - 20 April 1882 aged 4 months

ROONEY, Patrick - 27 Nov 1879 aged 59

ROSSA, Francisca 'Frank' - 18 Dec 1888 aged ?
18 Dec 1888 A man, named Frank Rossa, fell off a hulk lying in the Wellington harbor, and was drowned before being rescued
19 Dec 1888 The Friends of Francisca Rossa are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the Catholic Cemetery, which will leave the residence of Mr Oake, Bay View, Pipitea, Thorndon, To-morrow (Thursday), at 3.45 p.m. - THOS. MADELEY, Undertaker

ROWLEY, Catherine - 1866 aged 2

RAMARIE?, Mary Angelina - 28 Nov 1854 aged 16

RURI, Rohana - 30 June 1871 aged 49

RYAN, Alice - 28 Nov 1891 aged 54
28 Nov 1891 An elderly woman named Alice Ryan died at the Mount View Lunatic Asylum this morning. Deceased was committed from Napier a month ago. An inquest will be held, probably to-morrow
30 Nov 1891 The Friends of Mr Dennis Ryan are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late Wife, Alice, which will leave the Wellington Hospital To-morrow (Tuesday), 1st December 1891 at 9.30 a.m.
30 Nov 1891 The death of a patient at the Lunatic Asylum named Alice Ryan formed the subject of an enquiry yesterday afternoon by Mr H. W. Robinson, District Coroner, and a Jury, of which M. T. Cronin was the foreman. From the evidence it transpired that the deceased, who expired on Saturday morning last, was aged 56 yeas and was the wife of a farmer at Hawke's Bay. She was received at the Asylum on the 22nd October last on the warrant of Mr Robinson, R.M., and remained in good bodily health till a week ago, but took to her bed on Friday last. Dr Fookes, medical superintendent of the institution, who performed the post mortem examination, having testified that death was due to fatty degeneration of the heart, a verdict to that effect was returned

RYAN, Edmond English - 7 Nov 1884 aged 26
7 Nov 1884 On the 7th November 1884, at the Army and Navy Hotel, Courtney-place, Mr Edmond E. Ryan, aged 26 years; deeply regretted, leaving a widow and one child. Wairarapa and Otago papers please copy

RYAN, John James - 12 Dec 1867 aged 3.5 months
12 Dec 1867 On the 12th inst., John James, third son of Mr W. Ryan, aged 15 weeks and 3 days
14 Dec 1867 The friends of Mr W. Ryan, Cuba street, are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral of his late son, John James Ryan, which will leave his father's residence at Four o'clock This Afternoon


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