the 'residents' of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington from 1841 ... W-Y 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
... read here for more
the 'Residents' of MOUNT STREET Cemetery, Wellington (as at May 2012)
- anything in italics is my addition
- dates may be of death OR burial
WADE, Bridget/Brigida - 15 Feb 1893 aged 52
NZ Times, 17 Feb 1893 Friends of the late Mrs Bridget Wade are invited to attend her funeral to-day.
* Bridget Wade (nee Foley) was born May 1841 in Cahir, Tipperary, a daughter of Michael Foley & Ellena Butler. She married Edmund (sometimes written Edward) Wade from Clonmel, on 8 Aug 1858 in Cahir. Edward was a soldier in the 14th regiment. They arrived in Auckland 25 July 1861 on board the ‘Henry Fernie’ (see comments).
Their known children (born in NZ)
1858 - 1859 James Wade
1863 - 1935 James Wade
1865 - 1865 John Wade
1866 - 1925 Maryann Wade
1969 - 1939 Katherine 'Kate' Wade
1872 - 1937 Edmund 'Ned' Wade
1874 - 1955 Winifred Wade
1879 - 1944 William John Wade
* Edward died 6 years before Bridget, 9 Feb 1887 aged 47. Burial not yet found
Evening Post, 10 Feb 1887
WADE - On the 9th February, at his residence, Abel Smith street, after a painful illness, Edward Wade, aged 47 years; leaving a widow and large family to mourn his loss. Home and Melbourne papers please copy.
WALLACE, Mary - 16 Oct 1892 aged 46
16 Oct 1892 On the 16th October 1892, at Ebor-street, off Tory-street, Mary, the beloved wife of Michael Wallace, aged 46 years. R.I.P.
WALLACE, Mary (formerly NORGROVE) - 23 April 1872 age 37
23 April 1872 On the 23rd inst., at the Hospital, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr Anthony Wallace, aged 37
WALSH, Anne - 27 June 1867 aged 67/68
29 June 1867 The Friends of Mr Denis Reardon are respectfully invited to attend at the Funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs Walsh, which leaves her residence Haining street, at 2 o'clock p.m., 30th June 1867 - J. HASLEM, Undertaker
WALSH, Catherine - 27 Dec 1897 aged 58
- see WELCH, Catherine below
WALSH, Ellenora Nellie - 5 April 1890 aged 39
5 April 1890 On the 5th April, at Molesworth-street, Ellenora Walsh, aged 39 years
WALSH, James - 27 June 1867 aged 67
WALSH, John - 27 Dec 1872 aged infant
WALSH, John - 9 Sep 1895 aged 60
WALSH/WELSH, Eliza, Sister Mary Teresa - 1 March 1860 aged 28
WALTERS, John - ???
WARD, Catherine 'Kate' (nee MULLIGAN) - 19 March 1894 aged 27
- married Joseph Osmond Ward in 1885 & had 3 children:
1886 - Catherine Ellen Ward
1888 - 1888 Joseph Osmond Michael Ward
- born in Newtown 18th Jan, died aged 3 months
1889 - 1900 Mabel Teresa Ward, as below
19 March 1894 On Monday, 19th March 1894, at the residence of Mr R. W. Smith, Garrett-street, of consumption, Mrs Catherine Ward, aged 27 years; deeply regretted. R.I.P.
WARD, Helen - ???
WARD, John - 28 May 1877 aged 57
WARD, Mabel Teresa - 7 Sep 1900 aged 11
- daughter of Joseph Osmond WARD (1858-1910) & Catherine 'Kate' Teresa Philomena MULLIGAN
7 Sep 1900 On the 7th September, at St Mary's Convent Guilford-terrace, Mabel Teresa, youngest daughter of the late Mrs Kate Ward, aged 11 years. R.I.P.
7 Sep 1900 The Funeral of the late Mabel Teresa Ward will leave St Mary's Convent, Guilford-terrace, To-morrow, Saturday, the 8th inst., at 2 p.m., for the Catholic Cemetery, Wellington-terrace. Friends are respectfully invited to attend
WATT, Charles - ???
WATT, Mary - 22 Jan 1886 aged 1 month
WATT, Mrs J - ???
WATTS, David - 5 July 1877 aged 37
WATTS, Fredrick George - 17 Nov 1868 aged 3 days
WATTS, Jane Anne - 19 Nov 1868 aged 5 days
PROBABLY On November 16, the wife of Mr W. E. Watts, prematurely of twins - a son and daugher
WEBB, Annie - 8 May 1858 aged 24/25
WEBSTER, John - 2 April 1857 aged ?
WEIGHT, Elizabeth - 15 March 1904 aged 84
WEIGHT?, Joseph - 10 Aug 1868 aged 56
WEIGHT, Joseph Henry - 22 Oct 1928 aged 76
22 Oct 1928 On the 22nd October 1928, at Wellington, Joseph Henry Weight; aged 76 years. R.I.P.
24 Oct 1928 The Friends of the late Joseph Henry Weight are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave St Joseph's Church, Buckle street, on Thursday, 25th October 1928, at 9.30 a.m., for Mount Street Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.
WELCH, Miss Catherine - 27 Dec 1897 aged 58
27 Dec 1897 On 27th December 1897, at the residence of Mr D. Reardon, Douglas Wallace-street, Catherine Welch, of COunty Limerick, Ireland, aged 58 years. R.I.P.
28 Dec 1897 The Friends of the late Miss Catherine Welch are respectflly invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave the residence of Mr D. Reardon, Douglas Wallace-street, to-morrow (Wednesday), 29th instant, at 9.30 a.m., for the Catholic Cemetery, Wellington-terrace
WHEELER, Mary - 4 Oct 1877 aged 59
WHELAN, Hector - 27 June 1890 aged 73
WHELAN, Honora, Mrs - 28 April 1923 aged 59
30 April 1923 On the 28th April 1923, at the residence of her brother-in-law (Bernard Doherty), 93 Webb street, Honora Whelan; aged 59 years. Deeply regretted. R.I.P. Private interment. Requiem mass, Buckle street at 9 a.n. to-morrow
30 April 1923 The Funeral of the late Mrs Honora Whelan, Buckle street, To-morrow (Tuesday), at 9.30 a.m., for the Mount street Cemetery. Private interment. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.
WHELAN, Honora (nee VANNEY) - 20 Sep 1888 aged 50
- wife of Kyran Whelan, below, 3 Sep 1866 St Patricks, Auckland
18 Sep 1888 On 18th September, at the Botanical Gardens, afer a long and painful illness, Honora, beloved wife of K. Whelan, aged 50 years. R.I.P. Wanganui and Patea papers please copy
WHELAN, Sergenat Kieran/Kyran - 27 Nov 1908 aged 73
3 Dec 1908 It is with sincere regret that I have to record the death of Sergeant Kyran Whelan, who passed away at the residence of his son-in-law, Webb street, on November 27, in his seventy-sixth year. He was one of the fast-diminishing band of veteran soldiers who saw service in the North Island in the early sixties. He was born in Ireland in 1833 and served in the Chinese war of 1860-1 under General Gordon. On returning to England he was made a recruiting sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the 14th Regiment, came with his regimnet to New Zealand and took part in the Maori war. He saw service in the Waikato and at Waitara and when the Regiment was ordered Home became a member of the Armed Constabulary stationed in Taranaki. When the district was vacated by the Constabulary he was left in charge at Opunake, and later, when the force was merged into the police, he was appointed sergeant of police for the Patea district. He remained in the police force until 1898, when he retired on pension (with a record of 50 years army and police service to his credit). The deceased leaves five daughters, all of whom are married and settled in different parts of New Zealand. A requiem Mass was celebrated in St Mary of the Angels' Church, followed by the interment in the Mount Street Cemetery. The Rev Father Schaefer, S.M., officiated at the graveside, R.I.P.
WHITAKER, Hester Catherine - 24 June 1890 aged 73
25 June 1890 On the 25th June, fortified with all the holy rites of the Church, and in the 73rd year of her age, Hester Fear, of Lambton-quay, Wellington, widow of Benjamin A. Whitaker, of Smethwick, Staffordshire, England; dearly beloved by her children and all who knew her. R.I.P.
WHITE, Albert Michael - 11 Dec 1891 aged 5 months
- son of Albert WHITE & Mary GALLAGHER
12 Dec 1891 The Friends of Mr Albert White are invited to attend the Funeral of his late son, Albert, which will leave his residence, Sydney-street, on Sunday, the 13th December, at 2 o'clock p.m.
WHITE, Mary - 11 Sep 1905 aged 45
11 Sep 1905 On September 11th at her residence, the Occidental Hotel, Palmerston North, Mary, wife of Mr Thomas White, after a long illness, aged 45 years. Rest In Peace
15 Sep 1905 The funeral of the late Mrs Mary White (late of the Masonic Hotel) took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased, who was of a kindly nature, had resided in Wellington for over a quarter of a century. Her demise took place at Palmerston North
29 Sep 1905 Manawatu Standard ... In Chambers yesterday, on the application of Mr J. H. Hankins, probate in the estate of the late Mary White, of the Occidental Hotel, was granted to the executors, Messrs Mulrooney and McCormick
WHITTLE, Winifred - 13 May 1858 aged 46
WICKHAM, Bridget - (nee NEVIN) 20 Feb 1890 aged 46
- Bridget emigrated from County Clare, Ireland in 1866. She married Patrick Wickham in 1867
note PDF has age as 17.10 which was her daughter Elizabeth below
20 Feb 1890 On the 20th February 1890, Bridget, beloved wife of Patrick Wickham, aged 46 years. R.I.P.
WICKHAM, Elizabeth - 16 Feb 1897 aged 17.10
16 Feb 1897 On the 16th February 1897, at the residence of her brother-in-law, *J. T. Taylor, Tainui-terrace, of consumption, Elizabeth, youngest daghter of P. Wickham; aged 17 years and 10 months. R.I.P.
17 Feb 1897 The Friends of Mr P. Wickham are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late daughter, Elizabeth, which will leave the residence of his son-in-law, J. T. Taylor, Tainui-terrace, on Thursday, 18th February 1897, at 3 p.m.. for Terrace Cemetery. - E. MORRIS, jun., Undertaker, Taranaki-street. Telephone 937
* her sister, Mary Jane Wickham, married John Thomas Taylor 13 Jan 1888
* her brother, Richard Wickham married Nellie Taylor, John's sister, 8 April 1901
WICKHAM, Patrick - 29 June 1904 aged 72
- Patrick was born 1832 in County Wexford, Ireland & emigrated about 1858
- he died on 29 June 1904 of 'Senile Deacy'
1 July 1904 The Friends of the late Mr Patrick Wickham, are invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Mr J. T. Taylor (see above), 10 Tainui-terrace, on Saturday 2nd July, 1904, at 2.30 p.m.. for Mount-street Cemetery - E. MORRIS jun., Sanitary Undertaker, 10 Taranaki-st.
NOTE not on PDF database
- in 1869 Patrick was a Miner in Otago at Blacks No. 1
- in June 1871 Patrick & Bridget were living in Revell Street, Hokitika, near 'Morrisey's right-of-way' on the West Coast
WILKOWSKI, Frantz - 8 Oct 1876 aged 2
WILSON, Mary Ann - 12 Oct 1874 aged 2
WITTON, John - 2 March 1871 aged 16
2 March 1871 On the 2nd inst., at the residence of his father, Otari, John, third son of Mr John Witton, aged 16 years (PDF has Wilton)
WITTON, Martha - 10 June 1865 aged 5
- Martha was a Witton (PDF has Wilton)
WINDUST, Henry William - 31 Dec 1890 aged 8 months
- son of Henry Thomas WINDUST & Mary Bridget FLUREY
30 Dec 1890 The Friends of Mr Henry Thomas Windust are invited to attend the Funeral of his late son, Henry William, which leaves his residence, Wingfield-street, on Wednesday, the 31st inst., at 4.30 o'clock p.m.
- Henry Thomas & Mary Bridget married in Greytwon in 1875 & their children were:
1876 - Mary Ellen WIndust
1878 - Annie Windust
1880 - Charlotte Caroline WIndust
1882 - 1888 Henry Thomas Windust
... A son of Mr Henry Thomas Windust, of Abel Smith-street, died yesterday under circumstances which are considered by Dr Johnston (District Coroner) necessary for enquiry. The child, who was six years old, was taken ill with some peculiar complaint on Monday last, and up to the time of death was attended by Dr Fell, who has declined to give a certificate as to cause off death. The enquiry will take place at the Royal Tiger Hotel, corner of Taranaki and Abel Smith streets, at 9.30 to-morrow morning
1885 - Nicholas Joseph WIndust
1888 - Elizabeth May Windust
1890 - 1890 Henry William Windust, as above
WINIKIKI, Louis - 15 Feb 1881 aged ?
WINKLEY, Thomas - 9 Sep 1869 aged 39
9 Sep 1869 On September 9, at Cuba street, Mr Thomas Winkley, aged 39 years
10 Sep 1869 The Friends of Mr T. Winkley are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Cuba-street, at half-past 3 o'clock on Sunday next
11 Sep 1869 The Officers and Brethren of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the late Brother Thomas Winkley, which will leave his late residence, Cuba-street, on Sunday 12th inst., at 3.30 p.m. Members will meet at the Hall at half-past 2 p.m. - CHARLES MILLWARD, Secretary Loyal Wellington Lodge
WIREMU, unnamed - 24 July 1858 aged ?
WIREMU, Amilia - 15 Sep 1854 aged 9
WITTEN, Aaron Joseph - 22 Jan 1859 aged 10 weeks
WOLLAND, William Martin - 12 Feb 1895 aged 3 months
- son of William WOLLAND & Mary Ann KEEGAN (1871-1924) whose children were:
1893 - Mary Ellen Wolland
1894 - 1895 William Martin Wolland, as above
1896 - Wilhelmina May Wolland
1899 - William Arthur Wolland
1900 - Charles Matthew Wolland
WORDSWORTH, Frances (nee YOUNG) - 29 Nov 1884 aged 58
29 Nov 1884 On 28th November, at her residence, Wellington Terrace, Frances, relict of Samuel J. Wordsworth, Esq., writer of the Signet, Edinburgh, and daughter of Robert Young, Esq., of the General Post Office, Edinburgh, aged 58 years
2 Dec 1884 Mrs Frances Wordsworth, known as the heroine of the Crozets, she being the only female who escaped at the wreck of the Strathmore, and for many months participated in the hardships and suffering of the survivors until rescued, died on Saturday aged 58
2 Dec 1884 ... the incident of the wreck are no doubt still familiar to most of our readers. After recovering in a measure from the sufferings of that trying time, Mrs Wordsworth returned to England and eventually came to New Zealand with her son and daughter. The former with his family, settled at the Wairarapa; the latter resided with her mother in Wellington and the two followed the occupation of teaching music and dancing. But Mrs Wordsworth never entirely overcame the shock her constitution received at the wreck and during the subsequent struggle for life on the island. She had been ailing a considerable time and died last Saturday of general breaking up of the system. The son referred to together with his wife and family resided in this district till a few months ago when they left for Silverton
NOTE (from the 'wreck of the Strathmore' above) ... There was only one lady on board the Strathmore, a Mrs. Wordsworth, who was accompanied by her son, both being saved. For these two a separate shelter was made some distance from the others. Mrs. Wordsworth when taken into the boat had on only a nightdress and petticoat. She was treated with special care and attention. Her son gave a graphic account of their life on the island. "The first night," he said, "my mother had a few planks to lie upon, but her legs were nearly broken by the number of people crowding in under the canvas. The two following nights we slept in a sort of open cave, and though covered with frost and with icicles hanging over our heads, we preferred it to our experience of the first night. After this we had a little shanty of our own.
"The food we chiefly lived on was albatross, of which the young gave more eating than the old, being larger and heavier. Another bird we used was one which we at first thought was a 'mollyhawk,' but we afterwards discovered they were what the sailors call 'stink-pots.' They were very large birds with strong beaks. I remember getting a bite from one which hurt through a Wellington boot, trousers, and drawers. We caught these birds by chasing them into rough places, where they found it difficult to rise, and we then killed them with clubs. Our favourite vegetable was a sort of moss with long spreading roots, and we were often so hungry that we ate dirt and all. Owing to the season of the year the nights were very long, fifteen hours, which we tried to pass in sleep. Our dreams were generally of food in some shape, but there was always a feeling in the background that spoiled these dream feasts.
"When my mother got ashore she was wet through, starving, and cold. One of the sailors took the shirt off his back and gave it to her; and she also had a pair of men's trousers, a pair of men's drawers, a pair of stockings, an overcoat, and other odds and ends, all given her by the sailors. The coarse, rank flesh of the seabirds disagreed with her, and she suffered much from low fever and a dreadful bowel complaint. She was reduced to a perfect skeleton, and was so weak that I had to turn her over in the night when she wanted a change of position. Although she had been very subject to rheumatism she was never troubled with it while on the island, in spite of her great privations. Our clothes were seldom quite dry, and we often had to lie down in absolute slush, with the rain beating on our faces, but none of us took cold, owing, I suppose, to the ammonia in the guano-covered soil.
"Nearly all of us suffered from diarrhoea, and similar trouble, and the wine and spirits were invaluable. A small salt cellar of wine, or spirits and water, was served out nightly until finished, except a bottle of wine and a bottle of rum, which were buried for the use of the sick.
"Two dishes I prepared for my mother were brains of birds, fried, and the heart and liver minced with moss. We had no salt, and flavoured our dishes with gunpowder and sea water.
"When the wood we had collected for firewood was all finished, except a few sticks we kept for the purpose of cleaning the birds we used for food, we tried to keep the fire going with turf, but it merely smouldered slowly. Luckily someone threw a skin on the fire one day, and we were surprised and delighted to find that it burned readily. That, of course, solved the fuel problem. To save our matches we kept a sort of lamp going, feeding it with oil made from the fat we scraped off the bird skins.
"We seldom could clean ourselves, the dirt being too fast on to permit of cold water taking it off. However, we had a method of cleaning our faces by rubbing them with the bird skins, afterwards rubbing them with the feathers.
"At one time we were very hard up for food, having only two birds left. We were very weak and low-spirited. One day some of the party went to the other side of the island where we were wrecked, and there they saw a number of large mud-nests, with a great lotpage 108 of beautiful white birds, 'mollyhawks.' They were so tame that they flocked down at our feet. We killed about a hundred, and had such a feast off the tails! The appendage was cut off close to the back, the long feathers pulled out, and the tail being grilled for a time in the fire, was considered a great delicacy. Another real delicacy came at this time?the mutton birds and birds of a similar kind. Later on we got some eggs."
Mrs. Wordsworth and her son afterwards resided for some years in England, and later came out to Taranaki to live ... more at above link
... see also Sylvie Haisman
WRIGHT, J - ???
WYATT, William Thomas - 16 Sep 1884 aged ?
YVERT, Jean Francois - 5 July 1867 aged 71
Jean Francois Yvert was born in the village of Pleuville near the town of Confolens, France, on 10 June 1796. He married, but at some point they separated and he lived apart from his family for ten years in the town of Caen in Normandy. In 1839, aged 43 and encouraged by a Marist priest, he wrote to Father Colin, Marist Superior in Lyon, seeking to join the Mission to Western Oceania. He described himself as having great energy and offered his services in any capacity which he could be of use. He applied to join the Third Order of Mary but was not accepted, probably because of the separation from his wife. However, by May 1840 Father Poupinel wrote to him stating that the Society of Mary considered him a Marist ‘in heart and sentiments’ and he was recruited to set up and run the Catholic Mission printery in New Zealand.
* Taken from Jean Yvert ... MR JEAN FRANCOIS YVERT, aged 44 (on arrival in NZ in Group V on 15 June 1841), was a layman who had separated from his wife and daughter about 1829. After he had become attached to the Society of Mary, in 1839 he did a short apprenticeship at Caen in printing and bookbinding. The Marist administration then deputed him to purchase, in Paris, a printing press and accessories to travel with him to Kororareka. He lived as a brother with the Marists, sharing their work including the building of the printery. The first book in Maori came off the press in October 1842. During the troublesome time of 1845 he took the press for safe keeping to Whangaroa. After its return to Kororareka, he seems to have divided his time between printing there and helping supervise (with Louis Rozet) Whangaroa catechists' training school. He went with Philippe Viard to Wellington in 1850, and remained with the Marist community in Thorndon, helping build and administer the parish plant there, even teaching when needed till he was too old to continue. He died there on 7 July 1867 aged 71, and is buried in Mount St cemetery
8 July 1867 The friends of the Catholic Mission are requested to attend the funeral of Mr J. Yvert, which will take place on Friday, the 9th instant, at 9 o'clock in the morning. The procession will leave the Bishop's house for the Cathedral, where mass for the dead will be offered for the soul of the deceased.
The devoted and disinterested (??) services rendered by Mr J. Yvert to the Catholic Mission in New Zealand for 26 years, claim from the Faithful the aid of their fervent prayers for the repose of his soul
his HEADSTONE reads
Monsieur JEAN FRANCOIS YVERT
Born 10 June 1796 in Pleuville, France
Arrived in New Zealand at Kororareka on 15 June 1841
Printer for the Marist Catholic Mission Kororareka
Arrived in Wellington on 1 May 1850 with Bishop Viard
School Teacher and Assistant to Bishop Viard
Died 6 July 1867
HOKITIKA in the 1870s
- where Patrick & Bridget WICKHAM then lived