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William LOCKLEY + Elizabeth CONNELL - Cambridge, Waikato

Journal by ngairedith

William LOCKLEY was born 1817 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, son of John Joseph Lockley (1770-1826) a gamekeeper & his 2nd wife Elizabeth Kirk (1771-). At least 2 of his brothers were sent as convicts to Australia

As a young man William worked in a Birmingham cutlery factory. He enlisted as a regular soldier in the 65th Regiment and served in the Crimea and India.
He came to New Zealand about 1844 and married Elizabeth Connell (who had a daughter Fanny) 25 June 1852 in the Church of the Nativity, Blenheim.
They then had 9 known children.
William enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 23 November 1863 in Nelson. His Regiment Number was Private 945 and occupation a soldier. They farmed on the Hamilton Road bordering the Town's Green Belt and later lived in Bowen Street.
From 1870 to 1888 William's occupation was listed as a sawyer
He died 31 May 1890 and buried Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

William LOCKLEY married Elizabeth CONNELL (1832-1903) in 1852. Daughter of Basil Connell & Mary Wood (buried Motueka)
their 9 known children were:
1851 - 1919 Frances Isabella 'Fanny' Connell/Lockley
- born in Motueka
Fanny married Alfred Elias FARR (1841-1893) from Scotland in 1878
- they had 2 known children
Fanny died 9 January 1919 aged 68 in Blenheim

1853 - 1923 Mary Lockley
- born 8 May 1853 in Te Aro Flat, Wellington
Mary married James COLLINS (1848-1926) in 1871
- they had 14 known children
Mary died 20 October 1923 aged 70

1858 - 1917 Ellen Sarah Lockley
- born 19 June 1858 in Nelson
Ellen married Daniel Patrick SCELLY (1850-1919) in 1875
- they had 11 known children
Ellen died 4 November 1917 aged 59 in Auckland

1860 - 1926 Henry 'Harry' Lockley
- born 9 June 1860 in Moutere, Motueka
Henry married Elizabeth FERGUSON (1860-1932) in 1882
(sister of Robert who married Isabella Lockley)
- they had 10 known children
Harry died 6 April 1926 aged 65 in Opunake, Taranaki

1862 - 1936 Isabella Lockley
- born 11 June 1862 in Nelson
Isabella married Robert FERGUSON (1856-1942) in 1880
(brother of Elizabeth who married Harry Lockley)
- they had 11 known children
NOTE read the story under David Lockley for the death of a son, William Ferguson aged 24, in an accident at Cambridge
Isabella died 13 Sep 1936 aged 74 in Cambridge, Waikato
New Zealand Herald, 16 Sep 1936 71 YEARS IN WAIKATO
The death occurred at Cambridge on Sunday of Mrs Isabella Ferguson, wife of Mr Robert Ferguson, of Richmond Street, aged 74. She was the fourth daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Lockley, of Birmingham, England. The family came to New Zealand and resided at Nelson, where the late Mrs Ferguson was born in 1862. After three years she was brought to the Waikato. In 1880 she married Mr Robert Ferguson and had resided in Cambridge ever since. She is survived by her husband, two sons and five daughters. There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

1865 - 1939 Basil Lockley
- born in Cambridge, Waikato
Basil married Mary DAVITT (1871-1939) in 1892
- they had 11 known children
They died in Cambridge, Waikato

1868 - 1950 Caroline Emily Locley
- born in Cambridge
Caroline married Joseph McMILLAN (1863-1958) in Auckland 1888
- they had 1 known daughter
Caroline died 4 May 1950 aged 82 in Cambridge

1873 - 1921 David Lockley
- born in Cambridge
Waikato Independent, 21 Sep 1905 SHOCKING FATALITY AT CAMBRIDGE
A sad accident, whereby a young man named William Ferguson, aged 24, son of Mr Robert Ferguson, lost his life ... read here
David died 14 May 1921 in Auckland aged 48
Waikato Times, 23 May 1921 DEATH of DAVID
LOCKLEY - On May 14, 1921, at Mental Hospital, Auckland, David Lockley, fourth son(?) of the late William Lockley, of Cambridge, late of Hinuera; aged 50 years(sic). At Rest. Interred Purewa Cemetery Wednesday, May 18
NOTE NZ BDM has aged 48

1875 - 1927 Alice Eliza Lockley
- born 19 March 1875 in Cambridge, Waikato
Alice married Thomas Nichol HESLOP (1858-1934) in 1893
- 2 known children
Alice died 30 October 1927 aged 52 in Cambridge

Waikato Times, 3 June 1890 DEATH OF WILLIAM
An old man named William Lockley, aged 72, expired suddenly at Cambridge on Saturday evening. An inquest was held yesterday by Mr VV. N. Searancke (coroner), the jury consisting of Messrs Dickenson (foreman), W. McMillan, J. Burroughs, J. Brown, R. Fergusson and G. Collins.
The wife of the deceased deposed that he felt unwell on Saturday morning and complained of pains in the chest. He, however, did not seem seriously indisposed until the evening when he got rapidly worse and expired about 8.10 p.m., before a doctor had visited him. Dr. Waddington arrived soon after the deceased died and he deposed that the body of deceased was well nourished and he attributed death to sudden sycophancy. Constable Brennan also gave evidence.
The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
The deceased is an old resident, having been in the district for a quarter of a century. He formerly was a regular and belonged to the 65th Regiment and afterwards he joined the 3rd Waikatos. He leaves a large family, most of whom are married.

New Zealand Herald, 3 Feb 1903 DEATH OF ELIZABETH
LOCKLEY - On January 26, at Auckland, Elizabeth, relict of the late William Lockley, of Cambridge and sister of the late basil Connell, of Motueka, Nelson, aged 72 years. "At Rest" - Nelson papers please copy.

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by margoken on 2018-02-12 05:44:15

I have Basil Connell and Mary Wood in my Family Tree.
My GG Grandmother was Fanny Wood Connell and she married John Henry Richardson. Their daughter Emily Laurella Richardson married Harry Mitz.

Fanny and Richard's children suffered a great deal, and became Wards of the State of Victoria in 1874.

This family has led me a merry dance for some years now, and there are many sad events involved.
I would love to be in contact with you, and be able to share my information with you.
My email is margoken@bigpond.net.au

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,
Margo Kennedy

by ngairedith on 2018-02-12 06:05:49

thank you Margo,
Please just add what you have in the comments here and share with everyone else researching this family.
Because Emilie (1868-) married Heinrich Friederich 'Harry' Metz/Mitz (1862-) in Australia in 1892 (well over 100 years ago), the info will not be sensitive now

by margoken on 2018-02-12 07:55:03

Are you related to this family as well.?
On going through the details, it seems I still can't place the Fanny Connell that married John Henry Richardson.
She was born 1838, supposedly her parents are Mary Wood and Basil Connell, but there are no records of her birth or marriage.
Think I'm missing something ...my brain is a bit addled with it all.

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