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MARRIAGE of John MILLER + Alice May MEXTED - Umutaoroa 1901

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John MILLER (1878-1947)
married on 20 August 1901 at Umutaoroa, Dannevirke to:
Alice May MEXTED (1881-1939)
- 4th of 6 children of Jessey MEXTED & Nancy THOMPSON

Bush Advocate, 22 August 1901

... The marriage of Mr John Miller and Miss Alice May Mexted was celebrated on Tuesday at the residence of the bride's parents, Highfield, Umutaoroa, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends.
The Rev. A. Grant officiated.
... The bride, who looked charming, was given away by her father, and was tastefully attired in a dress of ivory satin, with chiffon, white satin ribbon, and pearl trimmings, with wreath of orange blossoms and embroidered tulle veil, and carried a bouquet of white narcissus. The bride was attended by Misses Pearl (Violet Pearl) and Edna (Edna Sarah) Mexted (sisters) and Miss Gracie Hook (niece of the bride) who wore cream dresses with buttercup trimming and sashes, and each carried a bouquet of violets. (Gracie Hook was a daughter of Alice's sister Emma Isabel Mexted & John Thomas Hook)
The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr George Miller.
... After the ceremony the 'Wedding March' was played by Mrs Baker, and congratulations being exchanged, the company were entertained by Mr and Mrs Mexted at afternoon tea, who also gave a most enjoyable party in the evening in the Public Hall.

... The following presents were very much admired:-
(listed here in alphabetical order for easier search)
* The bridegroom's gift to the Bride was a handsome gold bangle set with sapphires, and the bridesmaids a pretty gold brooch each
* Mrs Augustine, silver cruet
* Mrs Bargh, cushion
* Mr and Mrs Barry, silver cruet
* Mr and Mrs Brogden (Palmerston North), crystal & gold salad bowl & butter dish
* Mr and Mrs Cordell, glass jam dish and cheese stand
* Mr F. Dittmer, case silver butter knives, tea spoons, jam spoons and sugar tongs
* Mr and Mrs Gilmour, glass salad bowl and trifle dish
* Mr R. Gilmour, ruby water bottle
* Messrs A. L. Gordon and Co., bamboo chair
* Mr and Mrs Graham, pair serviette rings
* Rev. A. Grant, bible
* Miss G. Hook, china candlesticks
* Mr and Mrs Martin, silver and crystal jam dish
* Miss M. McGaughran, silver and crystal butter dish
* Mr and Mrs Mexted, household linen and gypsy table
* Mrs Mexted, afternoon tea set
* Mr H. Mexted, handsome lamp and a half-dozen ruby wine glasses
* Mr J. Mexted, old English china cake dish
* Miss J. Mexted, green glass honey and marmalade dishes
* Misses N. and M. Mexted, dinner service
* Misses P. and E. Mexted, pickle jar
* Mr and Mrs A. Miller, handsome eight day clock
* Mr and Mrs J. Miller, crystal and gold butter dish, cream jug and sugar basin
* Mr T. Miller, kitchen utensils
* Mr and Mrs O'Connor (Dannevirke), green glass cases
* Mr and Mrs Prior, silver cruet
* Mr and Mrs Schmidt, toilet cover
* Mr and Mrs Shannon, pair statuettes
* Mr A. Shilling, pair silver mounted oak salt cellars, and box of cigars and tobacco pouch to the bridegroom
* Miss Shilling, hot water jug
* Miss Simpson (Colyton), pair plated photo frames
* Mr and Mrs Thompson, ruby glass jug and water bottle and butter dish
* Mr and Mrs William Thompson (Wellington), ruby water bottle and pair vases
* Mr and Mrs Walker, fancy afternoon tea pot
* Mrs S. Walker, pair handsome china vases
* Miss Walton, silver pickle fork
* Mr Watson, silver-mounted biscuit barrel

the known children of JOHN & ALICE (as at this date)
1903 - Doris Margretta Miller
1906 - 1972 Harold Rochford Mexted Miller
1912 - 1992 Keir John Lovatt Miller

Alice May Miller died 7 March 1939 aged 58
John Miller died 27 June 1947 aged 69
they are buried together Plot 7, Block T at Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke


Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, gave the happy couple a bible
... written c1908, see link ...
The Rev ALEXANDER GRANT, Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, was born in Inverness-shire, Scotland, in the year 1846. He was educated in the Free Church of Scotland, and passed through the arts and divinity course in the Aberdeen University. He afterwards laboured for six years in North Ronaldshay, Orkney, and in 1883 came to New Zealand. For seventeen years he had charge of the parish of Waipukurau, and in 1900 received a call to his present church. Mr. Grant is a member of the Hawke's Bay Education Board, and is honorary secretary of the Dannevirke High School Board.

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by robletch on 2015-01-10 21:00:10

all the shillings of kent can all be looked up on paula hadgrafts webpages,shes about my 5/6th cousin and shes from melbourne australia, the shillings are related to me.the ones related to the mexteds of kent one of whom married william"bob" shilling harbour pilot of new zealand. i had a email discussion with one of the family about this ,ken shilling, and he tried to tell me that the family came from cambridgeshire which i disagree with, his parents james and ellen shilling (ellen lamb) came from the same village as me. he says it was an edward shilling from cambridgeshire and im positive its an edward shilling from throwley where most came from,they were at one time the owners of town house place,which is a well known manor pretty certain of this,but a branch of the shillings did move to suffolk and the same branch was in medway in kent check out her webpages.

by robletch on 2015-01-10 21:02:27

i meant james father was edward shilling of kent,probably throwley near faversham kent.

by ngairedith on 2015-01-11 01:29:43

thankyou robletch

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