the 'residents' of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington from 1841 ... T-V names
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
TABOR, Albert Foster - 11 Dec 1880 aged 7 months
11 Dec 1880 On the 11th December, Albert Foster, the beloved infant son of William and Theresa Tabor, age 7 months
TAHORA, Hiria - 2 Dec 1870 aged 7
TANZABEL mistakenly Paizabel, Matheo/Mathio 1 Nov 1883 aged 19
TAREWA, Katarina - 17 June 1855 aged 14.6
TAYLOR, Agnes Louisa - 12 May 1883 aged 4 weeks
- possibly a daughter of Thomas TAYLOR & Christina GILMOUR
TE TAHANA, Aotawirangi? - 14 Jan 1867 aged 60
TEREMEINA, unnamed - 17 July 1866 aged 30
TOBIN, Anne - 17 Nov 1876 aged 14 days
- a daughter of William Henry (1842-1908) & Catherine (1848-1904) Tobin
TOBIN, Catherine Frances - 20 March 1875 aged 15 months
20 March 1875 The friends of William Henry Tobin are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late daughter, Catherine Frances, which will leave her father's residence, Pariliament-street, off Hill-street, on SUNDAY, 21st inst., at 2 p.m. sharp - J. H. HUTCHENS, Undertaker
NOTE William was a member of the Central Fire Brigade and Secretary of the Wellington Carriers Union
TOBIN, Michael Patrick Joseph - 31 May 1871 aged 6 months
31 May 1871 On the 31st inst., Michael Patrick Joseph, only son of W.H. Tobin, aged 6 months and 17 days
31 May 1871 The Friends of Mr H. Tobin are respectfully invited to attend the Fuenral of his only son, Michael Patrick Joseph, which will leave his residence, Pipitea Point, on Friday, 2nd June, at half-past 2 p.m.
TOBIN, William John - 5 Jan 1870 aged 4 months
5 Jan 1870 On the 5th inst., Wm John Tobin, only son of Wm. Henry Tobin, aged 4 months
5 Jan 1870 The Friends of Mr H. Tobin, are invited to attend the Funeral of his son, William John, which will leave his residence, Pipitea Beach, To-morrow, (Thursday), at 3 p.m. - J. HUTCHINS, Undertaker
TOWNSEND, ??? aged 25
TROY, Timothy - 11 Sep 1875 aged 18 months
NOTE Timothy died at the Immigration Depot on Somes Island, 2 weeks after arriving. He was born in County Limerick in 1874 and emigrated to New Zealand on the 'Rodney', (which arrived in Wellington 29 August 1875) with his parents Timothy TROY (1841-1910) & Mary O'CONNELL (1842-1898)and a 9 year old brother James Troy. Timothy & Mary had 3 other children back in Limerick who arrived the following year with Timothy's (snr) two siblings, Mary and Michael Troy on the 'Waimea'.
Timothy & Mary moved up to Turakina, Wanganui and had 2 more children, Timothy Troy (1877-1877 who died aged 6 months) & Margaret Josehine Troy (1883-1921 who died in Kaikoura)
TRUMAN, Edith - 3 Feb 1875 aged 4 weeks
3 Feb 1875 On the 3rd inst., at Louisville, Tinakori Road, Edith, infant twin daughter of Thom. Truman, aged 4 weeks. (her twin sister was Beatrice Truman)
NOTE 2 Nov 1870 On the 2nd November, at St Mary's Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev Father Petitjean, V.G., Thomas Truman, Esq., to Joanna Maria, youngest daughter of Mr Patrick Delaney, Queen's County, Ireland
- the children of Thomas (1831-1889) & Joanna/Johanna (1851-1934) were:
... none of the girls appear to have married (convent ?)
1871 - 1961 Amy Truman
- voted the most amiable young lady at St Mary's Convent in 1887
1873 - 1952 Thomas Henry Truman
- Thomas married Angelina ROSE in 1910
1875 - 1875 Edith Truman, twin as above
1875 - 1956 Beatrice Truman, twin
1876 - 1953? Elizabeth Mary Ann Truman
1878 - unnamed Truman
1880 - 1922 Arthur Longfield Truman
- Arthur married Olive Ruby HINKLEY in 1909
1882 - 1883 Edith Emma Truman
1883 - ? Jane Truman
1886 - 1972 Mary Eileen Truman
1889 - 1980 Rupert Francis Joseph Truman
- Rupert married Winifred Kathleen McCAULEY in 1915
TUOHY, Honora Maria - 4 Sep 1880 aged 70
TUOHY, Michael - 21 Oct 1881 aged about 60
many variations on the spelling of this name, Tuohy, Twohy, Twohey, Toohy, Trohy
22 Oct 1881 Michael Trohy, carter, died suddenly at his residence in Hobson-street, at half past 8 o'clock last night. The cause of death will in all probability be determined upon a Coroners jury. It appears that the deceased returned home shortly after 8 o'clock last night, complaining of being attacked by sharp pains in the stomach. From a chemist a draught was obtained with the object of allaying the pain. This, however, seemed to have little effect and death ensued at the hour named. The services of a medical gentleman do not seem to have been solicited. The deceasedd was about 60 years of age, a widower, and possessed of two dwellinghouses in Hobson-street. No suspicious circumstances surround the occurrence. An inquest will be held at the Metropolitan Hotel, Milesworth-street, on Monday next at 11 a.m.
24 Oct 1881 At the inquest of Michael Twohy, a verdict of "Death resulted from heart disease" was returned
TUPARA, Karoraina - 4 July 1869 aged 48
TURNER, Thomas - 24 April 1893 aged 51
24 April 1893 On the 24th inst., at Roseneath, Thomas Turner, late of the Armed Constabulary, Wellington, aged 51 years. R.I.P.
25 April 1893 The Friends of the late Thomas Turner are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Roseneath, on the Evans Bay road, to-morriw (Wednesday), at 1.30 p.m., and corner Clyde-quay and Courtney-place at 2 p.m., for Roman Catholic Cemetery, Wellington-terrace
TURNNER?, Alice Ruth - 19 Jan 1907 aged 5 months
TUTT, John William - 12 Feb 1886 aged 1
11 Feb 1886 On the 11th February, at his father's residence, Karori-road, John William, the only son of Elisha William (1857-1930) and Mary Ann (1862-1929) Tutt, aged 1 year and 7 days. R.I.P.
- in 1906 Elisha was appointed telephonist at Cape Campbell in the non-permanent division. He & Mary are buried at Karori
VERDON, Mary Jane - 24 April 1879 aged 22
VICKERS, Alice Mary Teresa - 19 Jan 1907 aged 5 months
- daughter of Allan Thomas VICKERS & Mary Aloysius BOURKE
A memorial headstone for 2 Missionarius Apostolicus is in the cemetery. They are not buried here but were lost at sea before they reached Wellington ..
* Brother Deodat Villemagne FMS, M.A. (1816-1842), was born Jean Villemagne 25 Aug 1816 in St Etienne, Loire, France, entering the Novitiate in 1839 and making his profession in 1841. He sailed for NZ that Nov and after a short stay at Kororareka, was sent to Auckland to assist Father Borjon in founding the Port Nicholson mission.
* Father Michel Francois Xavier Borjon SM, M.A. (1811-1842), born 24 Sep 1811 in Arbigny, near Lyon, France, was ordained 16 July 1837 and made his religious profession in 1839. He set out for NZ in Dec 1840 with fellow Maris missionaries Fathers Seon, Garin and Rozet and M. Jean-Francois Yvert (who is buried in this cemetery). From Aug 1841 he was stationed at Maketu. In 1842 Bishop Pompallier allotted him a new mission - Port Nicholason (Wellington), where he was to be the first parish priest.
It was not to be, On 1 Aug 1842, Father Borjon and Brother Deodat embarked on the schooner 'Speculator in Auckland and on 12 Aug left Whitianga for Wellington. They never arrived. A storm ensued. The 'Speculator' was last sighted off Mercury Bay 12 Aug 1842. It was not until Sep 1843 that the windlass of the 'Speculator' was found off Cape Runaway by a whaling party. It was supposed that she had hit a reef off East Cape
VINCENT, Reginald Heath - 17 Dec 1888 aged 39
17 Dec 1888 On the 17th December, at his late residence, Wadestown, Reginald Heath, late of St Katharine's College, Cambridge, third son of the Rev John Charles Frederick Vincent, M.A., LL.D., Vicar of Longdon, Staffordshire, England, aged 39 years. R.I.P.
18 Dec 1888 The Friends of the late Reginald Heath Vincent are respectully invited to attend his funeral, which will leave his late residence, Wadestown, to-morrow (Wednesday), the 19th instant, at 2.30 p.m., and St Mary's Cathedral, Hill-street, at about 3 p.m.
VITALI-INNOCENT, Maria - ??? aged 1 day
ALZDORF, Mary Elizabeth (Madame) - 16 June 1885 aged 66
. married Baron Charles Ernest Von Alzdorf
17 June 1885 - The death of another of the earliest pioneers of the colony has to be chronicled. We refer to that of Mary Elizabeth Alzdorf, widow of the late Charles Ernest Von Alzdorf, who met his death in 1855 through the falling of a chimney during the great earthquake of that year. The deceased lady and her husband arrived in Wellington by the "Adelaide" in the year 1840 at which time Madame Alzdorf was only 21 years of age. The Alzdorf for some years kept the old Wellington Hotel on the Beach and it was in this house Baron Alzdorf met his death. Madame Alzdorf shortly afterwards retired from business and had resided at Makara for some time prior to her demise. She was beloved by all who knew her and notwithstanding she had been afflicted with blindness for the last 35 years, she possessed those sympathetic and loving qualities which prove so attractive and winning to young people
NOTE their name was actually Von Alzdorf and perhaps this bio belongs under V. Her husband, Baron Charles Ernest Von Alzdorf is buried at Bolton Street
The Memorial at Somes Island
- link at TIMOTHY TROY's name -
Being an isolated island nation, New Zealand was keen to protect itself from diseases such as typhoid, smallpox and scarlet fever. Immigrants arriving in Wellington harbour were cleared through Somes Island. Wellington's new arrivals were made to sit in a smoke house, in chlorine, potassium nitrate and sulphur fumes, for 10 minutes to get rid of lice. During this 'lay over' time a number of new immigrants died (or gave birth) and in 1970 the memorial cairn below was erected to remember them. Timothy's name is on the memorial