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the WYCHERLEY family in New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

this journal was written for ejc111 and her query (2 Oct 2011) Looking for information regarding Mary Agnes Funnell ... Mary Agnes married Charles Joseph Wycherley in 1892 & they had 1 daughter, Dorothea Mae. I would like to learn more about my great grandparents, especially Mary Agnes who I know died 11 September 1916 at 48 years of age. Charles also died young, 7th January 1907, only 37 years old. I would like to learn what happened to Mary Agnes & Dorothea after his death & more about her family. I know there was a connection with Suckling (another unusual name) but know very little about my mother's early life. She died in 1992, before I was old enough to become interested in my ancestry

ejc has said that Charles Whittingham Wycherley wrote a diary about his voyage to Auckland on the JESSIE READMAN in 1885. She will send shortly. This will be added as soon as it is available
UPDATE April 2019. As per usual, 8 years later and no diary forthcoming ..

the WYCHERLEY marriages in New Zealand

WYCHERLEY deaths in New Zealand

the FUNNELL marriages in New Zealand

there was a M. WYCHERLEY who was Captain of the bargue "PLATINA" bringing cargo and 2 passengers into Port Nicholson 6 July 1840, having left Gravesend 24 Feb 1840

also on wiki
- born in Shropshire, died in London
- added here because of his name and location
(given enough time one would find the connection Im sure)

John WYCHERLEY (1732-?) married Mary FOWLER (1744-?)
- on 11 February 1763, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England
- they had a son George WYCHERLEY (1779-1827)

... George WYCHERLEY married Hannah GUILDFORD (1780-?)
- they had a son John WYCHERLEY (1803-1865)
- born 17 August in Adderley, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England

... John WYCHERLEY married Mary Edwards WHITTINGHAM (1803-?)
- they had a son Charles Whittingham WYCHERLEY (1843-1915)

- Charles married HANNAH KEZIAH SPARROW (1848-1887) about 1869
- Hannah was born 1848 in Cripplegate, London
- Charles & Hannah arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on 21 Nov 1885 on the JESSIE READMAN with 10 children (see the voyage at link above)

note - for some reason Charles decided against staying in Auckland as 8 months later he opened for business in Wellington, a (overland) trip of 650km

In July 1886 - WELLINGTON
58 Willis-street, Wellington (near Duthie & Co.)
C. W. WYCHERLEY begs to announce that he was opened as above, and respectfully solicits public support. Having had upwards of 20 years experience, he is prepared to execute all orders entrusted to him efficiently, and will study to combine ecellency with econony in all the details of his business. Especial attention to repairs.

In October 1886 - WELLINGTON
... C. W. WYCHERLEY, Saddler and Harness Maker, Willis-Street, Wellington. We depend upon the good quality of our work to make both name and fame
Maker of Prize Saddles London International and Weymouth Industrial Exhibitions, Saddles, Bridles, Breastplates, Martingale's Ladies Saddles, Boys Saddles, &c., & c.
Harness of every kind - Single, Pair Horse, Tandem. Four-Horse, Buggy, Brougham, Cart and Farm Harness, all hand work, well known for general excellence, neatness, and durability. No machine-made harness. Repairs by experienced workmen, with economy and speed. Leather Cases made to order. Portmanteaux repaired. Covers made.
Patterson's Celebrated Embrocation. Try it.
C. W. W. gives especial care to combine excellence and economy, in all the details of his business, and endeavours by best work and materials, with moderate charges, to merit public support.
C. W. WYCHERLEY, Saddler, Willis-street, Wellington, formerly Weymouth, England

On 13 March 1887 - WELLINGTON
... Charles' wife Hannah Kezia Wycherley died aged 39
- she was buried Plot 155.P at Bolton street cemetery, Wellington with Charles
- Charles remarried, see 1891 ...

In November 1889 - WELLINGTON
... A noteworthy exhibit at the Agricultural and Pastoral Association's Show was the collection of English and colonial saddlery and harness sent out by Mr C. W. Wycherley, of Willis-street. It elicited many complimentary remarks from those competent to form an opinion, but as it was a mixed exhibit of English and colonial goods, Mr Wycherley was obliged to be content with second honours in the prize-list. He was, however, more that compensated by the greater variety of goods which he was able to place before he public, as well as by effecting sales to the value of £50

On 3 January 1891 - WELLINGTON
... Charles Whittingham WYCHERLEY remarries to Maria MARTIN (1841-1923), possibly a former rather than a nee name
- Charles is then 49 and Maria is 50
- Charles dies 24 years later and is buried with his 1st wife Hannah
- Maria dies 8 years after him and is buried Plot 324 W at Karori Wellington. DEATH - WYCHERLEY, at her Residence, No.96 Broughton street, 9th January 1923, Maria, widow of the late Charles W. Wycherley; aged 82 years

In June 1891 - WELLINGTON
... The latest additions to the telephone Exchange are:- The Postmaster-General's office; Government Buildings; Mr J. J. Curtis' private residence, May-street; Mr C. W. Wycherley, saddler, Willis-street

In October 1893 - WELLINGTON
21 SADDLES, slightly damaged by rats in the linings only, to be sold cheap
C. W. WYCHERLEY, Importer and Manufacturer, Willis-street, Wellington

... Wycherley, Charles Whittingham. trading as the Bible, Book, and Tract Depot, 16 Cuba Street, Wellington, Bankers. National Bank of New Zealand Private residence, 210 Willis Street. Established 1881

In March 1897 - WELLINGTON
In connection with the recent exhibition, the following have been awarded certificates:- Under Class A ... and C. W. Wycherley, saddlery and harness ... The above list, the committee remarks, is composed of the most prominent and attractive exhibits produced by colonial labour

In August 1902 -
Mr Henry Hughes, 183 Hereford Street, Christchurch, reports the following applications, as extracted from the Government "Gazette," accepted by the Patent Office to August 21:-
... and C. W. Wycherley, securing horse covers in position

In July 1903 - MANAWATU
Have in Stock -
Claphams Horseholders
Macmiliam's Leather Goods
Vacuum Leather Oil
- HARNESS of every description made on the premises or kept in stock
Will also repair and renovate tennis racquets
The Square, Palmerston North
- (the son was his 1st born, Charles Joseph Wycherley)

In August 1904 - MANAWATU
A simple and useful breeching has been patented by Messrs Smith and Co., of the Strand, London. It has no crupper or breeching strap, being fastened to the shafts, especially for gigs and buggies. Messrs C. W. Wycherley and Son have been appointed agents for this district
- In 1904 they also had in stock new ladies' saddles in the latest styles

In March 1905 - MANAWATU
... Cart, Lead and Plough HAMES
Leading, Shaft, Back and Tug CHAINS
Dray, Leading and Farm HARNESS
And all other Horse Gear, at C. W. WYCHERLEY & SON,
Saddler, &c., Palmerston North

On 30 December 1906 - WELLINGTON
... Charles Joseph WYCHERLEY, of Ashhurst, eldest son of C. W. Wycherley, of Wellington, died in Dunedin aged 37 and was buried in PLOT 1A, BLOCK 47A at Northern Cemetery Dunedin on 2nd January 1907

In October 1908 - OTAKI
.. Mr C. Barrow, who has carried on a saddlery business here for many years, has sold out to C. W. Wycherley and Sons, of Wellington

In January 1909 - MANAWATU
... It was resolved that Mr C. W. Wycherleys tender for the supply of 600 dog collars at 6s per dozen be accepted

On 16 February 1910 - MANAWATU
... The claims made by the Wellington Saddlers' Union were before the Conciliation Commissioner (Mr P. Hally) and trade representatives this morning. The city employers were represented by Messrs A. W. Blanchard, C. W. WYCHERLEY, and Wiggins, junior, and the whole of the employees by Messrs Murray, Findlay, and Tomlinson. Messrs. Blanchard, Wycherley, and Wiggins only represented the employers in the city.The proceedings were adjourned until early next month in order that the country employers might take steps to be represented

In September 1913 - MANAWATU
Palmerston North has been visited by burglars, the saddlery shop of Messrs C. W. Wycherley and Son, and the parcels office at the railway station having been exploited. In connection with the former an arrest was made by the police yesterday, a man named James Burt having been charged with the offence

On 13 December 1915 - DUNEDIN
... Charles Whittingham Wycherley died in Dunedin aged 73 but was buried in PLOT 155P at Bolton St cemetery Wellington with his wife Hannah

In April 1916 - WELLINGTON
... Charles W. WYCHERLEY ... £5,531 (about $683,431 in 2011)

the 10 children of Charles Wycherley & Hannah Sparrow

.. 1 .. ...
- born in Weymouth, Dorset
- he married Mary Agnes nee SCHONBOHM, formerly FUNNELL (1868-1916) on Christmas Eve 1892 as her 2nd husband. Mary Agnes had married Francis Walter Funnell (1858-1891) on 21 February 1887. He died of Influenza on 11 Nov 1891 aged 33 at the residence of Mrs Carter, Bell Street, Wanganui
* the 'residence of Mrs Carter' was that of Mary Agnes's mother Margaretha Catharina, nee SPIERING, formerly SCHONBOHM ...


Charles Joseph Wycherley was in business with his father as C. W. WYCHERLEY & SON of Palmerston North. The business was opened as C. W. WYCHERLEY, Saddle and Harnessmaker and Importer in Willis street Wellington in July 1886 (see Charles Whittingham Wycherley above)
... taken from the NZETC link at Joseph's name, written about 1897:- Wycherley, C. J, Saddler and Harness Maker, Main Street, Ashhurst Telegraphic address, 'Wycherley, Ashhurst'. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Private residence, Palmerston Road. Mr. Wycherley was born at Weymouth, Dorsetshire, and left there with his father's family in 1886, arriving in Auckland during the same year per ship "Jessie Readman". He learned his business with his father partly in the Old Country, but mainly in Wellington at the well-known establishment of Mr. C. W. Wycherley. In 1890 the above business was established, since which time it has been carried on with marked success. The building is of wood and iron, and two stories high, and was built for him by the late Mr. Powley. A fine stock of saddlery is kept, all the English goods being imported from Home by Mr. C. W. Wycherley, of Wellington, to the evident advantage of both houses. Mr. Wycherley is the only saddler in the Pohangina-Ashhurst district, and the establishment is well patronised
- on 7 June 1921 his saddlery workshop was damaged in a fire that seriously damaged Cole's music shop next door, gutted the Repatriation Department Offices and damaged other adjoining shops, Mr Lauchlan the jeweller, Mr Small the dentist, Mr Raffles violin tutor, Mr Holmes Runncles piano tuto, Mr Price the artist, the Salvation Army rooms and the Theosophical Society

Charles and Mary Agnes had a daughter
Dorothea Mae James Wycherley, born 11 December 1899
- the 'James' name came from her step grandmother, Phillis James Laskey, wife of John Carter, mother-in-law of Margaretha Catharina
- researching whether Dorothea was, in fact, adopted


death of Charles Joseph WYCHERLEY, of Ashhurst, eldest son of C. W. Wycherley, of Wellington, died in Dunedin 30th December 1906 aged 37 and is buried in PLOT 1A, BLOCK 47A at Northern Cemetery Dunedin

Mary Agnes died on 11 September 1916 aged 48
- she was buried in Terrace End cemetery, Palmerston North
widow of the late
11th SEPT 1916, AGED 48
- Mary Agnes had been living in Palmerston North. She was a Lutheran

A foot plague reads:
also her mother
Died May 22 1919, aged 76 years
* at the time of her death Margaretha had been living at 148 Scandia Street, Palmerston North (now named Albert street). She was a Lutheran

.. 2 .. ...
- Alfred was born in Weymouth, Dorset
- he married MAUD ELLEN LICKFOLD (1872-1949) 27 April 1893 Palmerston North
- Maud was 1 of 3 children born in Prahran, Victoria, Australia, to Mark LICKFOLD & Ellen TONKIN:
* 1869 - 1956 William Lickfold
- married Janet Stevens in 1910
* 1871 - ? Thomas Alfred Lickfold
* 1872 - 1949 Maud Ellen Lickfold
The Lickfold family then moved to NZ in 1876, where they had 3 more children
* 1876 - 1901 Susannah Lickfold
- married Arthur Robert Gillard 1896
* 1877 - 1900 Mark Lickfold
- married Elizabeth Ellen Banebry in 1900. Mark drowned while crossing the Puti River, near Kawhia on 21 Dec 1900. His parents were then living in Pahiatua. A son was born 5 months later, Mark Alfred Lickfold (1901-1990). Elizabeth remarried in 1902 to John Parish & had another 3 children, Minnie Ellen, Dorothy Maud & John Clarence Parish.
* 1879 - 1959 Henry 'Harry' Lickfold

the known children of ALFRED & MAUD WYCHERLEY
1895 - 1980 Charles Sparrow Wycherley
- Charles' name was drawn in September 1917 in the Military Service Ballot: MANAWATU: WYCHERLEY, Charles Sparrow, Farmer, Utuwai. He appealed against this on religious grounds. He said he was single and worked a 200 acre farm, which he owned. He also helped his neighbour with their shearing and ploughing. Alfred Wycherley, father of the appellant, said he was one of the Brethren and he was sure his son was genuine in his beliefs and asked that his son be put into non-combatant work alone. If his son had been put down as a freethinker it was a mistake. Witness said the Brethren were not recognised as such. Charles served in WWI as Private 3/3995 with the NZEF, 37th Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps, leaving Wellington on 9 May 1918 on the HMNZT 103, the Maunganui destined for Liverpool, England. His Next Of Kin was his father, Alfred Wycherley at Utuwai, via Ashhurst
- Charles married Violet Lavinia LEGGETT (1897-1988) in 1921
- in July 1940 Judgment in the case of Percy Foot, lorry driver, against Charles Sparrow Whycherly, contractor, both of Ashhurst had been given in the Compensation Court by Mr Justice O'Regan. The accident occurred in September, 1938, when the plaintiff suffered pelvic injuries wile loading logs.
- in Sept 1940. Dalgety and Company Ltd, Palmerston North, report having recently negotiated the following sales:- ... and M. P. Daniel, 388 acres at Colyton to C. S. Wycherley, Ashhurst; C. S. Wycherley, 200 acres at Komako to A. E. Billett, Utuwai; C. S. Wycherley, 8 acres at Komako to Mrs A. E. Billett, Utuwai
- Charles was a Sheep Farmer. His last address was Ruahine street
- he died 18 August 1980 aged 85
- Violet died 7? years later, on 27 March 1988 aged 90
- her last address was Roy street, Palmerston North (same address as an Owen Albert Wtcherley 1922-2001)
- they are buried Plot 011 & 013, BLock 010, Area R at Kelvin Grove, Palmeston North

1897 - 1951 Mark Edwards Wycherley
- possibly born in Woodville
- in July 1917 Mark Edwards, farmer at Utuwai was selected in the NINTH BALLOT of Feilding & district, for military Service
- Mark married Lilly Gertrude ROSE (1897-1984) in 1919
- Lilly was 1 of a least 10 children of Joseph Benjamin ROSE & Emma FOLEY who came from Halesowen, Dudley
- Mark was a Farmer. He died 21 August 1961 aged 64. His last address was 56 McKenzie Rd, Palmerston North. Lily died 3? years later on 5 Feb 1964 aged 67. They are buried Plot 091 & 093, Block 002, Area P at Kelvin Grove

1899 - 1985 Cassia Mary Wycherley
- Cassia married James Viner WALTON (24 July 1899-1982) in 1921
- there is a Frederick Viner Walton (24 Sept 1902-1977) buried at Kelvin Grove who is probably a brother

1900 - 1986 Jessie Ellen Wycherley
- Jessie married John Keith CURRIE (1902-1967) in 1923
- John Keith was a son of John CURRIE & Martha SCOTT

1902 - 1962 George Alfred Wycherley
- nothing known

1903 - 1994 Robert Martin Wycherley
- Robert married Myriam Alice SIMPKIN (1907-1962) in 1927
- Myriam was 1 of at least 9 children of Walter SIMPKIN (1871-1945) & Hannah Mary ? (1875-1937)
- Walter Simpkin was a farmer in Arapohue, Northland and was an Exclusive Brethren.
- Myriam died 5 September 1962 aged 55. buried Plot 015, Block 014 at Ashhurst cemetery.
- Robert died 4 May 1994 aged 90. His last address was Napier Rd, Ashhurst. He is buried Kelvin Grove

1905 - 1993 Doris Maud Wycherley
- Doris married Frederick Viner WALTON (1906-1977) in Ashhurst 1926

1907 - 1971 Joy Wycherley
- Joy married Keith Branton MALCOLM (1903-1988) in 1930
- Keith was a son of Arthur MALCOLM (1874-1973), 1 of 10 children of John MALCOLM & Jane JORDAN & Birdie PAYNTER (1878-1979), 3rd of 10 known children of John PAYNTER & Ellen WITHERS

1908 - 1982 Gladys Irene Wycherley
- Gladys married John Stuart CURRIE (1904-1977) in 1930
- John Stuart was a son of Robert CURRIE & Janet STEWART

1916 - 2000 Esther Teresa Wycherley
- born in Palmerston North (possible daughter, not verified)
- Esther married Robert Malcolm CURRIE (1910-1995) 15 September 1943 as his 2nd wife. His 1st wife was Gertrude Winifred SANDHAM (1910-1942, buried Ashhurst), daughter of George & Sarah Tildesley SANDHAM
- Robert was a son of John CURRIE & Jessie Ann Louisa HART (1886-1965 the 8th of 11 children of Martin HART & Mary Ann DAVEY)

In 1916 George, Robert, Doris, Joy & Gladys Wycheley were pupils at Umutoi School, Feilding when they each gave 1 shilling to the 'Sailors fund collection' in aid of the men who lost their lives in the Jutland Battle

in January 1917 Alfred wrote to the Pohangina COunty Council remining them that a sum of money was set aside two years ago to make a deviation on Makiekie road, neat Mr Didsbury's house. He objected to this money being used fo another purpose and requested the Council to go on with the work

.. 3 .. ...
- born in Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- Jessie married Frederick HOWELL (1867-1949) in 1902

.. 4 .. ...
1875 - 1916 HANNAH TERESA 'Cassie' WYCHERLEY
- Hannah married Alfred Theodore 'Alf' CHILDS (1872-1950) in 1898
- they lived at Akatarawa, Wellington
the known children of Alfred & Hannah
1900 - 1983 Martin John Holmes Childs
- didn't marry. He is buried with his father in Akatarawa. His mother is buried in Karori

1902 -1976 Eleanor Mary 'Nell' Childs
- Eleanor married James Broom SALTER (1900-1990) in 1924
- James was an Accountant in Wellington
- Eleanor died 26 November 1976 aged 74
- James died 1 April 1990
- they are buried together Plot 4/E, Section PUBLIC at Makara cemetery

1905 - 1989 Ruth Agnes Childs
- Ruth married Alfred Ernest Hayward (1904-1951) in 1936

1907 - 1961 Lucy Gertrude Childs
- Lucy married Oyvind Kvalvik in Norway in 1954

1909 - 1984 Phyllis Teresa Childs
- Phyllis married Stanley Arthur Harvey (1917-1974) in 1940

1913 - 1980 Eunice Elizabeth Childs
- Elizabeth married Gordon Cameron Lee MacLaughlin in 1940

.. 5 .. ...
- born in Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- Henry married Rachel SCOTT (1876-1940) in 1900
- Rachel was a daughter of William & Fanny SCOTT
- Henry was a Saddler. They lived in Victoria Ave Palmerston North
- Henry & Rachel are buried Plot 032, Block 003 at Kelvin Grove
the known children of Henry & Rachel
1901 - 1975 Katherine Mary Wycherley
- born in Palmerston North
- Katherine married Cecil George HART (1901-1975) in 1930
- they were Exclusive Brethren
- Cecil was a Sheep Farmer. A son of George HART (1875-1943) of Sulcoates, Yorshire & Mary Dear BAUCKHAM (1879-1954) of Sussex, England (both buried Kelvin Grove)
- Katherine died 17 Nov 1975 aged 74, a month after Cecil. They had been living at 39 Henare St Palmerston North and are buried Plots 061 & 063, Block 005 at Kelvin Grove

1903 - 1966 Grace Margaret Wycherley
- in February 1899 Grace was presented with a Medallion in connection with the Wellington Centre of St John Ambulance Association. The event was held in the Anglican School room, Sydney St Wellington
- in January 1917 Grace qualified (from Palmerston North) for the Junior National Scholarship in the Wanganui district with 597 points
- Grace married Richmond Escolme HARRISON (1902-1991)
- Richmond was a son of John HARRISON & Ida SCHONBOHM (sister of Mary Agnes Schonbohm (formerly Funnell) who married Charles Joseph Wycherley above, (see .. 1 .. above)

1905 - 1985 Ida Hazel Wycherley
- Ida married David Dunlop CURRIE (1903-1973) (see also her cousins under brother Alfred above)
- David was a son of Thomas CURRIE & Jeanie Roden ? (1866-1921) (or Roden as surname)

1908 - ? Frances Neuala Wycherley
- nothing known at this time

1910 - 1993 Henry Charles Brian Wycherley
- in Dec 1929 Henry was at the University of Otago and passed the Dental Intermediate exam P.
- in December 1932 Henry passed his Second Professional Examination for B.D.S. in the Dental Profession in the Medical and Dental Examination
- in June 1934 Henry passed the third professional examination for the degree of B.D.S. in the Medical and Dental Examination held by the University of New Zealand
- in November 1944 the Cruiser Ship H.M.N.Z.S.'GAMBIA' arrived in Wellington on her first visit to New Zealand and had a compliment of New Zealand and Royal Navy personal. Henry was listed as one of the Officers on board: ... T/SURGEON-LIEUTENANT (D) H.C.B. Wycherley, R.N.Z.N.V.R.

.. 6 ..
- Grace married James Rundle FRETHEY (1882-1961) in 1915
- James was 1 of 9 children of William Henry FRETHEY (1841-1889) & his 1st wife Eleanor ISAAC (1852-1885). Eleanor died the day after giving birth to Walter Frethey. His father next married Florence Jane 'Florrie' RANSOM (1853-1842) from Lower Hutt, a daughter of John Robert RANSOM & Harriet Lucy SOWERBY
- James Rundle Wycherley got his middle name from his great grandmother Mary RUNDLE who married his grandfather Thomas FRETHEY in 1807 in England
- Grace died 23 May 1946 aged 68 and was buried Plot 155P at Sydney street Cemetery, Wellington. (A photo of the Wycherley family plot was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P. J. E. Shotter, prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway)
- her husband James died 26 Sep 1961 aged 79 and was buried Plot 28Z/2 at Karori

.. 7 ..
- born in Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
- Clement married Margaret Helen/Ellen IVORY (1879-1968) in 1905
- Ellen was a daughter of John IVORY & Ellen BARNARD (1856-1938)
NOTE of interest - John Ivory and Priscilla Ivory, whose daughter Edith married a son of Mercy Gertrude Wycherley (#8/ below) were siblings. They emigrated into Auckland in 1851 as children on the CASHMERE with their parents William & Betsy Ivory and siblings Betsy (aged 7) and Edward (aged 1)

Margaret Helen died 1 April 1968 aged 88. Her last address was 23 Clifton Rd, Hamilton, Waikato
Clement Whittingham Wycherley died 20 months later on 28 Dec 1969 aged 90. His last address was Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton, Waikato. Their ashes were spread GARDN-SUNKN-0000 at Hamilton Park cemetery

the known children of Clement & Helen Wycherley
1908 - 1996 Kenneth John Wycherley
- Kenneth married Alison Margaret WINTER, daughter of Frank M. & Agnes WINTER Alison served as W/3983, AircraftwomanClass 1, with the New Zealand Women's Auxiliary Air Force Royal New Zealand Air Force. She died 26 August 1943 aged 23 in Mangere, Auckland and was buried Location: DD-D-41 at Hamilton East Cemetery.
DEATH - WYCHERLY, Alison, M., W.A.I., died from natural causes, 26/8/1943. Gunner K.J. Wycherley,314 Victoria Street, Hamilton (husband)
Kenneth died 53 years later on 23 Oct 1996 aged 88. He was cremated at Hamilton Park cemetery (possibly remarried)

1909 - 1998 Joyce Helen Wycherley
- Joyce married Clarence Athol Lester JONAS (1911-2004)
- a son of Ernest Lester JONAS (1870-1952) & Alice Emily/Emilie COLLIER (1875-1972)

1914 - 2014 Pearl Rosemary Wycherley
- Pearl married Douglas Rushbrook

1918 - 2004 Patricia Goss Wycherley
- Patricia married ? Perry

.. 8 ..
- born Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- Mercy married Ernest 'Arthur' SUCKLING (1884-1983) in 1911
MARRIAGE SUCKLING-WYCHERLEY - On the 13th September, at Wellington, A. E. Suckling, fifth son of John Suckling, of Christchurch, to Mercy, G. Wycherley, youngest daughter of C. W. Wycherley, of Wellington
- Ernest was a son of John (1854-1918) & Sarah Cornelia (1850-1901) SUCKLING
their known children
1912 - 1913 Denys John Charles Suckling (aged 6 days in Christchurch)
1914 - Grace Marion Suckling
1915 - 2010 Lester Wycherley Suckling
1917 - 2010 Charles Lincoln Suckling
1921 - 2018 Helen Lucy Suckling
1921 - 2010 Keitha Winifred Suckling
Mercy died 10 Sep 1958 aged 77
Arthur died 23 Feb 1983 aged 99
They are buried Plot 294, Block 28 at Bromley, Christchurch


.. 9 ..
- born in Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- Arthur was a Locksmith in Wellington
- he married Mary Beaton SANGSTER in 1913
- daughter of Alexander SANGSTER (1850-1921) & Emily Maria MARTIN (1856-1938)


In 1909 - WANGANUI
WYCHERLEY'S SALE of Ironmongery, Crockery, etc Tingey's Buldings (opposite Opera House)
Look out for today's BARGAINS - A. J. WYCHERLEY, (late of U.F.C.A.)

In 1921 they were living at 97 Upland Rd, Kelburn

7 June 1923
"I can make no offer; I have only got what I stand up in",: declared Arthur Jefferson Wycherley, key specialist, at a meeting of his creditors held yesterday afternoon. Bankrupt attributed much of his misfortune to loss of time and expenses incurred in trips to London and New York in connection with patents. The meeting was presided over by the Official Assignee (Mr S. Tansley), and there were twelve creditors present or represented. Mr M. F. Luckie appeared for bankrupt.

The debts to unsecured creditors were shown as totalling £1020. The stock-in-trade was estimated at £284 4s 6d, leaving a deficiency of £507 7s

The principal unsecured creditors were:- H.W. Beauchamp £40; Ballinger and Co., £15; Wellington Publishing Co., Ltd., £50; J. Sangster, £90; W.H. Edwards and Son, £93; C. Wycherley, £130; Patterson and Barr Ltd., £136; R.W. Cameron and Co., £40; Hanna and King, £20; J. Mattox and Son, £58 11s 5d; "New Zealand Times," Ltd, £30

Bankrupt, in his filed statement, said that he commenced business in 1918 with a capital of approximately £60. After a year's work the result was entirely satisfactory. Early in the second year he found it necessary to employ labour, and the net result of the second year's work, though not as satisfactory as the first, showed a substantial margin. It was found that more capital was required to carry the business on, and a loan at a low rate of interest was arranged with his brother-in-law.
He pledged as security a portion of his interest in his deceased father's estate. A little later more capital was required owing to the growth of the business, and a further loan was negotiated, the security being of the same character.
Late in 1919 he suffered a nervous breakdown, and was compelled to spend some time in the North and pay a heavy price for labour to carry on the business during his absence.
Towards the middle of 1920 he became associated with a private limited company bearing his name, to which for £500 he sold patent rights in connection with locks. This money was merged into the business as soon as it was received.
Late in 1920 he undertook to go to England on behalf of the company, the latter paying all expenses and £5 per week to his wife during his absence. A manager at a salary of £5 per week was engaged to conduct the business while he was away, and his salary was regularly paid till bankrupt returned to New Zealand in April, 1921. The manager's services were dispensed with, and bankrupt assumed control. It was discovered that the business had suffered very considerably as a result of his absence.
Things took a better turn later in 1921, when he was again asked to go abroad on behalf of A. J. Wycherley, Ltd. He left for New York in October. Some time between 15th October and 17th October the premises were entered and a quantity of goods stolen. He left for New York on 17th October, A. J. Wycherley, Ltd., paying all expenses, as well as £10 per week to his wife, so that the business would not be drawn on for household expenses.
Shortly after he left New Zealand the man he had left to carry on his business left his employ, and started business on his own account. When this information reached bankrupt in New York, in November, he immediately cabled instructions that, failing certain arrangements being made, the business must be closed.

His wife here took charge of affairs, and in order to protect both his creditors and himself kept the business going. The ?10 per week which his wife was entitled to was merged into the business from January to June, 1922. Matters in connection with his trip overseas did not turn out as anticipated by the company or himself, and to-day his share holding in the company was valueless.
Late in July he found that his business was in a very unhealthy condition financially, and he arranged for a further loan from his brother-in-law, giving as security practically the whole of his interest in his father's estate.
An overdraft was guaranteed at the Bank of New South Wales, and the account was operated upon solely by his wife, who at that time was taking an active hand in the business. Much of his time was taken up during this period with matters relative to the patents.
Late in November, Mrs Wycherley became tired of the incessant strain, and went into business elsewhere. Early in January bankrupt suffered a breakdown and went into hospital. After leaving hospital, bankrupt had two private meetings with his creditos. On 14th February a resolution was passed, which, in effect, allowed him to carry on his business for 18 months. Some weeks later Mr Edwards took proceedings against him, and on the advice of his other creditors he filed his petition in bankruptcy.
Mr W.H. Edwards said that he would have been perfectly agreeable to wait 18 months for his money on condition that Wycherley had nothing to do with the finances of the business. On the other hand, Wycherley had come back and had taken charge himself, and had not allowed the supervisors to manage the business.
It was decided to sell the business as a going concern
Bankrupt informed the Assignee that he could make no offer to his creditors, and had only what he stood up in
On the motion of Mr. W. H. Edwards, it was decided to allow bankrupt £7 per week from the date of the filing of the petition until the business was disposed of.

In July 1923
Having purchased the Bankrupt Business of Arthur J. Wycherley, Lock and key Specialists, the Premises at Kodak Corner are available for Letting
TOLLEY AND HUNT, Locksmiths, Basement No. 1, Willis street

in July 1936
A pleasant party was given by Mrs E. R. Lowe, wife of Captain Lowe, at her home at Lyall Bay on Saturday evening in honour of the forthcoming marriage of Miss Mary HAZELDON, daughter of Mr and Mrs P. Hazeldon, Northland, and Mr Paul Wycherley, son of Mr and Mrs A. J. Wycherley, Karori. Dancing was enjoyed by the guests and an exhibition of tap dancing was given by Miss V. Ford. A buffet supper was served and the toast of the prospective bride and bridegroom was proposed by Captain G. Clee.
Among those present were: Captain & Mrs G. Clee, Mrs W. Andrews, Mr & Mrs D. C. Clifford, Mr &Mrs C. R. Judd, Mr & Mrs C. Howell, Mr & Mrs R. Fergus, Mr & Mrs C. Boocock, Mr & Mrs H. Wilson, Mr & Mrs Doughty, Mr & Mrs A. Morrison, Misses: Una Thomas, Sheila Coates, Joan Powell, Myra & Rona Sarginson, Joan Sincliar, Dorothy Went, Marie Boight, Jean Guise, Vera Freeman, Violet & Kathleen Ford, E. Gapes, Joy Sutherland and Messrs: Cliff Camp, Jack Julian, Edward Lowe, Ron FLetcher, Max Tennant, Maurice Kitching, Will Bailley, Peter Hogan, George Taylor, Harold Lowe, TOm Clifford, Mal. Hunt, Perce Johnson, Digby Cooper, J. McKee, A. Jones, V. A. Truda, Reg Davidson, Rodd, Ken Hancock, J. McKay, David Morris and A. Mathieson

Arthur died 9 August 1951 aged 68 and is buried PLOT 445 H, PUBLIC3 at Karori Cemetery

.. 10 ..
- born in Weymmough, Dorsetshire, England
- Ernest married Elisa Cleofe LENZINI (1886-1980)
- Elisa was born in Italy, 1 of 11 children of Giovanni LENZINI (1847-1905) & Elisa MARCHETTI (1852-1837) who emigrated to New Zealand in 1875
- Ernest died 2 January 1951 aged 66. His last address was 152 Albert St (originally named Scandia street, where Margaretha Carter lived at number 148). He was a Methodist. He was buried Plot 019, Block 012, Area C at Kelvin Grove
- Elisa died 29 years later on 10 May 1980 in Palmerston North Hospital aged 95. She had still been living in 152 Albert st

the known children of ERNEST & ELISA
- (born in Palmerston North)
12 August 1913 - 2008 Joan Sybil Wycherley
- Joan married Christian MENG (1911-1977)
- Christian was a Farmer at Whakarongo, Palmerston North
- Joan died in Upper Hutt
- they are buried together at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

10 March 1914 - 1992 Elvira Cleofe Wycherley
- Elvira was a known cellist. She performed on radio many times. On 8 Feb 1937 at 8.22am she played on Radion 2YA Wellington, "Elegie' (Faure); "Melodie" (Bridge); & "Havanera" (Ravel)
- In December 1935 ENGAGEMENT, BABER-WYCHERLEY, The engagement is announced of Elvira Cleofe, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest Wycherley, Palmerston North, and William Somervil BABER (1908-1976), eldest son of the late Dr. & Mrs John James Yarrow Baber (1860-1926), of Remuera, Auckland
- she married John 'Jock' Malfroy STAVELEY (1914-2006), (later SIR John Staveley) the blood transfusion pioneer
- Jock served in WWII as Lieutenant 11726 with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) 6th Field Ambulance & 2nd Field Transfusion Unit. At the time he served Elvira was living at 152 Albert St, Palmerston North, but his enlistment address was given as c/o Auckland Hospital where he was a Medical Practioner

18 March 1920 - 1976 Maurice Ernest Wycherley
- in Feb 1939 Maurice Ernest Wycherly of Palmerston North passed his School Certificate examination
- Maurice married Pamela Flora STICHBURY (1927-2000)
- Pamela was a daughter of Vincent John STICHBURY (1891-1967) & Thelma Florence CAMERON (1899-1986)
- Vincent & Thelma had a Home Bakery and lived in Nelson St, Feilding. One of their sons, Peter Cameron Stichbury (1925-2004) was a Doctor in Palmerston North

BUSINESS PREMISES of Charles Joseph Wycherley
Main St, Ashhurst c.1897
"of good size and handsome appearance"

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by HJW on 2012-09-16 20:06:46


My name is Helen Whitford. Charles Whittingham and Hannah Kezia (known as Cassie) Wycherley were my great great grandparents. Their daugher Hannah Teresa (known as Tess) was my great grandmother. She married Alfred Theodore Childs in 1898.

I have the journal that Charles wrote on the Jessie Readman and also a letter to his mother (though it says "Dear Grandma" in the address it seems to be to his mother) when Cassie died of peritonitis.

Tess and Alf had six children and I have their details (as your information isn't quite complete). Tess died of meningitis in 1916 when Grandma was 14 and the family was separated until Alf married again and they were brought back together. Their children were:

Martin John Holmes Childs, 1900-1983 (he didn't get married and he's buried with his father in Akatarawa though Tess is buried in Karori).

Elinor (Nell) Mary Childs (my grandmother), 1902-1976. You have the information for her.

Ruth Agnes Childs, 1905-1989. She married Alfred Ernest Hayward (1904-1951) in 1936.

Lucy Gertrude Childs (1907-1961). She married Oyvind Kvalvik in Norway in 1954.

Phyllis Teresa Childs(1909-1984). She married Stanley Arthur Harvey (1917-1974) in 1940.

Eunice Elizabeth Childs (1913-1980). She married Gordon Cameron Lee Maclaughlin in 1940.

I also have information about Mercy Gertrude (nee Wycherley 1881-1958) and Ernest Arthur Suckling (1884-1983). They married in 1911. Their children were Denys (1913), Grace, Lester, Lincoln, Helen and Keitha (I don't have any information about when the rest were born).

And Clement's daughter Pearl married Douglas Rushbrook.

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