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WABY marriages New Zealand 1878-1931

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known WABY marriages in New Zealand 1878-1931

Benjamin Waby (1878-1918)
son of Cooper Waby (1855-1911) & Fanny Overbury (1848-1915)
- married Gertrude WILLIDEN (1877-1941) in 1897
- daughter of George Sydney Kent Willisden & Annie Phillips
Benjamin was a Jeweller. He served in WWI as Rifleman 12517 with the NZRB, 6th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 6 May 1916 listing his wife Gertrude as his next of kin at 7 West Avenue, St Kilda, Dunedin
- they had 8 known children (see his link)
- Gertrude is buried in Plot 24, Block 103 at Northern Cemetery, Dunedin with:
her parents, George Sydney Kent (1844-1911) & Annie (1843-1922) Williden from Surrey
sisters, Emily (1868-1881) & Bessie Williden (1875-1881)
and Iris Annie Williden (1908-1918), daughter of Henry Philip WILLIDEN & Alice Amelia DOWSE

Benjamin Collingwood Waby (1906-1984)
son of Benjamin Waby & Gertrude Williden
- married Anna Duncan FORBES (1908-1967) in 1930
daughter of Alexander Forbes & Elizabeth Herries McKENZIE
* Anna's known siblings were:
1908 - Anna Duncan Forbes
1909 - 1997 Gordon McKenzie Forbes
1910 - 1979 Mary Marie Forbes
1912 - 1990 Eric Alexander Forbes
1914 - 1944 George John Forbes

Joseph Overbury Gordon Waby (1883-1959)
son of Cooper Waby & Fanny Overbury
- married Alice Maude PRETTY (1882-1972) in 1911
their known children:
1912 - Ernest Charles Stewart Waby
1912 - 1995 Gordon Cooper Waby
1914 - 1969 Jack Fenn Waby

Dorothy Alma Waby (1904-1968)
daughter of Benjamin Waby (1878-1918) & Gertrude Williden (1877-1941)
- married Richard Dennington WILTON (1899-) aka BLAIR in 1921
- son of Catherine WILTON who married John Henry BLAIR in 1907

Eliza Woolhouse Waby (1858-1893)
born in England to George Chester WABY & Elizaneth ROGERS
- married Charles EARLY in 1878
they were farmers at Greendale, Canterbury
- their known children:
* 1881 - 1954 Alice Elizabeth Early
- no spouse found
* 1884 - 1956 Frederick George Early
- Frederick married Emma Grace SHEAT (1886-1976) in 1913
- daughter of George SHEAT & Ada Martha Betsy MILLARD
(her brother married Frederick's sister Ivy)
* 1886 - Charles Chester Early
- Charles married Dell Longstaff WATSON (1891-1959) in 1920
- daughter of Lancelot WATSON & Ruth LONGSTAFF
* 1888 - 1957 William Raymond Early
- William married Ivy Margaret STANTON (1891-1970) in 1928
- daughter of Frederick Isaac STANTON & Annie FREEMAN
* 1890 - 1953 Ivy Caroline Early
- Ivy married George Henry SHEAT (1885-1955) in 1920
- son of George SHEAT & Ada Martha Betsy MILLARD
(his sister married Ivy's brother Frederick)
* 1892 - 1957 Leslie John Early
- Leslie married Rosetta Mildred WELLS (1895-1987) in 1919
- daughter of Henry Charles WELLS & Sarah Annie MILLS
ELIZA Early died aged 35
Press, 18 August 1893 - DEATH EARLY - August 16th, at Greendale, Eliza, wife of Charles Early, aged thirty-five years. Died suddenly.
Press, 7 September 1893 - MEMORIAL SERVICE - A memorial service in connection with the late Mrs Charles Early, of Greendale, was held on Sunday evening by the Primitive Methodist Church congregation in the Orange Hall at that place. The Rev. T. H. Lyon preached an impressive sermon suitable to the occasion. The deceased lady had resided in Greendale for a considerable number of years and was highly esteemed for her many good qualities.
NOTE see also EARLY marriages in New Zealand

Evelyn Gertrude May Waby (1898-1965)
daughter of Benjamin Waby & Gertrude Williden
- married George Leonard BLOSS (1888-1975) 15 Dec 1919, St Clair, Dunedin
- he was 31, she was 21
* George was born in Braintree, Essex, England
* He was an Engineer/Fitter
- in 1919 he was at 273 Princes St, Dunedin
- in 1922 George & Evelyn were at 7 Onslow St, Caversham
- in 1928 they were at 11 Onslow St, with her mother, Gertrude Waby (1877-1941), a widow
their known children:
1920 - 2013 Nancy Bloss
1923 - 2001 Ngaire Essie Bloss
1924 - 2003 Sydney Philip Bloss
1933 - 2002 Frances Lorraine Bloss

Fanny Rogers Waby (1861-1941)
born in England to George Chester WABY & Elizaneth ROGERS
- married Thomas George BROOKE (1850-1931) in 1884
their known children:
1885 - 1951 Thomas Henry Brooke
1889 - 1955 George Herbert Brooke
1894 - Gladys Victoria Brooke

Fanny Sophia Waby (1881-1955)
daughter of Cooper Waby & Fanny Overbury
- married Lewis GIBBS (1878-1958) in Cromwell 14 Nov 1906
their known children:
1908 - 1978 Ralph Vincent Gibbs
1911 - 1981 John Waby Gibbs
Fanny's brother, George Chester Waby, served in WWI as Private 8/4060 with the NZEF, 10th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company. He embarked from Wellington 4 March 1916 listing Fanny as his next of kin at 11 Havelock Street, Ashburton. They were children of Cooper & Fanny Waby (also see notes below)

Frances Beatrice 'Violet' Waby (1878-1953)
daughter of Cooper Waby & Fanny Overbury
- married Frederick SYKES in 1896
their known children were:
1903 - Violet Edith Sykes
* Violet's brother, Private 8/4049, William Wilson Waby was killed in action on Somme, France, 15 Sep 1916 aged 27

Georgina Elizabeth Waby (1868-)
daughter of George Chester WABY & Elizaneth ROGERS
- married John McLEOD in 1894

Gertrude Louie Waby (1879-1924)
daughter of Cooper Waby & Fanny Overbury
- married Frederick Charles Scott ARCHER (1879-1958) in 1919
Frederick had previously married Eliza SHEFFIELD (1876-1915) in 1903

Inez Mona Annie Waby (1914-1975)
daughter of Benjamin Waby & Gertrude Williden
- married Maxwell Henry WEBB (1909-1976) in 1931
son of William Charles 'Billy' Webb (1880-1960) & Elizabeth
McKINNON (1881-)
Lucy Millicent Waby (1878-1964)
daughter of George Chester WABY & Elizaneth ROGERS
- married Archibald PEAK (1876-1932) in 1906
their known children:
1907 - 1997 Leicester Waby Peak (+ Lois May WORSLEY 1934)
1912 - Douglas Archibald Peak
1913 - Lloyd Richard Peak
Auckland Star, 10 November 1932 DEATH of ARCHIBALD PEAK Mr Archibald Peak, an Auckland solicitor, of 18 Coronation Road, Epsom, was found hanging in a motor garage at the back of his house at 3.30 yesterday afternoon. It is understood that Mr Peak had recently had a nervous breakdown. Mr Peak, who was 56 years of age and married, was a partner in the legal firm of Peak, Kirker and Newcombe. An inquest was held this afternoon.
Auckland Star, 11 November 1932 - The INQUEST of Archibald
A verdict of suicide by hanging while mentally depressed was given by Mr W. R. McKean, S.M., as coroner, at the inquest yesterday into the death of Archibald Peak, aged 54, solicitor. Evidence that her husband suffered nervous breakdowns in 1923 and again last May was given by Lucy Millicent Peak, who said that he was unable to attend to his business and suffered from depression ... more at link above

Maud Mary Waby (1910-1983)
daughter of Benjamin Waby & Gertrude Williden
- married William George ROBERTSON (1906-1934) in 1927
- son of John Earl Robertson & Margaret Mary BROWN
William died aged 27 and is buried Plot 2, Block 171A at Northern cemetery, Dunedin with 2 Robertson (including his mother) and 7 of his mother's family
- Maud remarried in 1936 to Sidney Cross CROPP (1903-1977)

Rosalind Overbury Waby (1909-1995)
daughter of Benjamin Waby & Gertrude Williden
- married David William George MOWAT

Thelma Violet Millicent Waby (1899-)
daughter of Benjamin Waby & Gertrude Williden
- married Victor John LEA (1895-1956) in 1919
son of Albert Edward Lea (1864-1945) & Martha Margaret FORSYTH (1870-1934)
their known children:
* 1920 - 2008 Albert William Lea
Victor died 23 Jan 1956 in Invercargill
* Thelma remarried to ? LYON
Thelma died 10 April 1979 in Invercargill
- they are buried together Plot 384, Block 35 at Eastern cemetery
the headstone reads:
In loving memory of Victor John
Beloved husband of Thelma Lea
Died 23rd Jan 1956 aged 61 years
Thelma Lyon Died 10th April 1979 aged 80 years

* adding, as found, the info on George Chester WABY (1834-1912) & Elizabeth ROGERS (1834-1908) who married in England 2 June 1857 & arrived in Lyttelton 1865 with 3 children on the GLENMARK
Press, 2 January 1912
One of Canterbury's early settlers passed away in the person of Mr G. C. Waby, who died suddenly, at his residence, Epsom, Auckland, last Friday. The late Mr Waby was born in Bassingham, England, in 1834, and came to New Zealand in the Glenmark in January, 1865. He immediately took up land in the Southbridge district where he resided till about thirteen years ago, when he retired and lived in Merivale lane, Christ-church. Later on, for the sake of Mrs Waby's health, he removed to Auckland, where she predeceased him three years ago.
The late Mr Waby took an active part in public affairs. He was for some time a member of the Southbridge School Committee and for many years he was chairman of the Leeston Road Board. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a local preacher as long as his health permitted.
The late Mr Waby had a family of seven — two sons and five daughters.
Those surviving are Mr J. C. Waby of Riccarton, Mrs T. G. Brooke of Mt. Eden, Auckland, Mrs J. McLeod of Somerfield, Christchurch and Mrs A. Peak of Epsom, Auckland.
There are also thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

* the known NZ born children of Cooper Waby (1854-1911) & Fanny Overbury (1849-1915)
1876 - Cooper Benjamin Waby
1877 - Frances Beatrice 'Violet' Waby
1879 - Gertrude Louise Waby
1881 - Fanny Sophia Waby
1883 - Joseph Gordon Waby
1889 - William Wilson Waby
1896 - George Chester Waby

HEADSTONE Plot 38, Block 3 at Andersons Bay, Dunedin
1911 - Cooper Waby, husband of Fanny (nee Overbury)
1915 - Fanny Waby nee Overbury, wife of Cooper
1929 - Emily Gregory aged 78
1945 - Frederick Sykes aged 78
1953 - Francis Beatrice Violet Sykes aged 75

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by DonnaWaby01 on 2012-06-25 01:04:56

Can I please ask what connection you have with my family?

by pizzathecat on 2014-05-25 06:21:52

Do you know who Eliza Woolhouse Waby's Parents are. So your link in the waby family is Archibald Peck.

by pizzathecat on 2014-05-25 06:23:08

Do you know who Eliza Woolhouse Waby's Parents are. So your link in the waby family is Archibald Peck.

by ngairedith on 2014-05-26 04:28:17

It wasn't Archibald Peck - he was Archibald PEAK (see above)

by paea101 on 2015-11-10 18:50:42

Hi there, I am a descendant of Anna Duncan Waby, I am doing my family tree and would like to know how many children she had and who their descendants are.
Thanks, Anna.

by pizzathecat on 2015-11-18 19:37:41

hi paea101, Was Anna Duncan Waby related to George Chester Waby(1834-1911)?. If so then how? If Anna wa,s then I may be able to help you, as George Chester Waby is on my family tree and I have many of his descendants.

by Carter1 on 2016-08-07 00:56:53

Hi George Chester Waby NZ is my Great Uncle killed in WW1 at the Somme. My Great Grandfather Benjamin Waby( Jeweler) Killed Belgium 1917

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