Thomas ASKEW 1841-1891, Woodville, NZ
Thomas Askew was born in Warwickshire in 1841. He died in 1891 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
Woodville Examiner, 30 Sep 1891
ASKEW - At Woodville, on Sep 27th, Thomas Askew, late of Warwickshire, England, in his 50th year.
Wanganui Chronicle, 3 Oct 1891
A settler named Thomas Askew who had a section and house in the settlement, died on Sunday night. Mr and Mrs Askew have been living at Ashhurst but deceased came to the settlement to prepare the way for their return.
Mr Goff who lives near, sent a child over for some vegetables and on her knocking at the door she heard groans and opened it, when deceased was found to be dying. He was attended to but died as above,
Deceased had been complaining of being unwell for sometime and a post mortem examination conducted by Dr Davenport revealed the fact that death resulted from cancer. He has four sons occupying responsible positions at Lyttelton
Please leave a comment if you can help with his wife, children and life in Ashhurst and Woodville
When Thomas died his details were provided by Joseph Barrott on 30-9-1891 - who was Joseph Barrott?
Who was the neighbour Mr Goff?
About Joseph Barrott
Arrived in Wellington, NZ 2 Feb 1874 on the 'Ocean Mail' with 7 children (on passenger list as Barratt)
* 1831 - 1924 Joseph
* 1837 - 1913 Eliza
* 1854 - 1898 Lucy (+ Carter Hodges)
* 1857 - Fanny
* 1861 - 1936 Kate (+ Oliver Kempton)
* 1864 - 1911 Edward
* 1866 - Walter
* 1870 - Ada
* 1872 - 1959 Betsy/Bessie (+ Sydney John Henry)
Woodville Examiner, 19 Feb 1913
Mrs Joseph Barrott (Eliza) Early this morning Mrs Joseph Barrott died at her residence in Bakerstown aged 76. She had only been seriously ill a few weeks and as little hopes were entertained of her recovery, the various members of the family were sent for and most of them were present when she passed away. She leaves a husband and had reared a family of four sons and seven daughters, one son and one daughter being dead. She also leaves 37 grandchildren and 88 great grandchildren. Had she lived until Saturday next she would have been able to have celebrated her diamond wedding, having been married in Warwickshire, England on the 22nd February 60 years ago. Mrs Barrott was paralysed down the left side 29 years ago and notwithstanding this great handicap was able to do her home work until a month ago. She was a dear old lady and was beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
Mr and Mr Barrott and family arrived at the Gorge just 39 years ago. Mr Barrott was brought out under engagement to burn lime in the Gorge for the Manchester Block Corporation. Mr Barrott also burned the lime that was used in the building of the bridge in the Gorge. It is worthy of note too that Mr Barrott was employed by Messrs Nelson Bros. in Warwickshire 55 years ago.
The funeral of the late Mrs Barrott takes place at the Woodville Cemetery on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Evening Post, 18 Feb 1924
BARROTT - At the residence of his daughter (Mrs C. J. Hodges), Old Porirua road, Kaiwarra, Joseph Barrott, in his 94th year. (Auckland and Woodville papers please copy)
Mr Joseph Barrott, who is said to have been Woodville's first white resident, died last week in his 95th year.