The Descendants of John DAVIDSON born about 1800.


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17. Marion Smith DAVIDSON [10790] (David7, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 20 Nov 1872 in Govan Lanarkshire Scotland, died on 26 Jun 1946 in Maramarua Auckland New Zealand at age 73, and was buried on 28 Jun 1946 in Kawakawa Auckland New Zealand.

Marion married Alfred BURLING [10819] [MRIN: 4871], son of George Arthur BURLING [10820] and Elizabeth GOODING [10821], on 10 Apr 1892 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand. Alfred was born on 6 Oct 1868 in Featherston Wellington New Zealand, died on 10 Jun 1942 in Kawakawa Auckland New Zealand at age 73, and was buried on 12 Jun 1942 in Kawakawa Auckland New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

   47 F    i. Mabel Marion BURLING [10822] was born on 16 Jan 1894 in Alfredton Wellington New Zealand.

Mabel married Charles Watkin FOOTE [10827] [MRIN: 4873].

   48 F    ii. Flora McDonald BURLING [10823] was born on 4 Feb 1900 in Alfredton Wellington New Zealand and died on 2 Jul 1974 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand at age 74.

Flora married Horace Joseph ASHTON [10828] [MRIN: 4874].

   49 F    iii. Stella Elizabeth BURLING [10824] was born on 4 Feb 1900 in Alfredton Wellington New Zealand and died in Nov 1936 at age 36.

   50 M    iv. Hector Alfred BURLING [10825] was born on 16 Dec 1904 in Kawakawa Auckland New Zealand and died on 29 May 1967 at age 62.

   51 M    v. Kenneth Ernest BURLING [10826] was born on 16 Oct 1908 in Kawakawa Auckland New Zealand and died on 4 Aug 1912 at age 3.

18. James Hunter DAVIDSON [10791] (David7, James Hunter2, John1) was born in 1874 in Cleveland Cuyahoga Co. Ohio USA, died on 19 Jan 1934 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand at age 60, and was buried on 21 Jun 1934 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand. Another name for James was Jim.

General Notes: Born Ohio, Cleveland, USA. Known as Jim.

Married in 1906 Lila Bertha BURLING in Wellington, NZ

Had 3 girls, Nina, Nell (Rona) & Phyllis.

Died on 19 June 1934, and buried on 21 June at Kelvin Grove Cemetery,Palmerston North, NZ.
(Block 7, Plots 112 & 114)
Burial Register: DAVIDSON James Hunter - buried 21-6-1934
DAVIDSON Lila Bertha - buried 10-9-1965
(Lodge symbol) "In Loving Memory of James Hunter, dearly beloved husbandof Lila DAVIDSON, who passed away 19 June 1934, in his 60th year; and Lila Bertha DAVIDSON, who passed away 8th September 1965, in her 83rdyear."

In 1935 Electoral Roll, Lilah was living at 12 Elmira Ave, P.N., Widow.

(Looking for where 'Hunter' comes from, I found:

"Agnes DAVIDSON m. John HUNTER on 29-11-1840 in Old Monkland, Lanark,Scotland." )

James married Lila Bertha BURLING [10829] [MRIN: 4875], daughter of William Alfred BURLING [10830] and Sarah BURLING [10991], on 19 Jun 1906 in Pongaroa Wellington New Zealand. Lila was born on 26 Mar 1883 in Pongaroa Wellington New Zealand, died on 8 Sep 1965 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand at age 82, and was buried on 10 Sep 1965 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 F    i. Rona Nellie DAVIDSON [10832] was born in 1906 in Wairoa Gisborne New Zealand.

+ 53 F    ii. Phyllis Vera DAVIDSON [10833] was born in 1909 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand.

+ 54 F    iii. Nina DAVIDSON [10834] was born about 1912.

28. Janet Dollar DAVIDSON [10806] (William McAdam9, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 12 Jul 1879 in 42 North St Mungo Glasgow Scotland and died on 3 Nov 1964 in Porirua Hospital Wellington New Zealand at age 85.

Janet married Albert Edward ADAMS [10835] [MRIN: 4877] on 26 Jun 1906 in St Mary's Cathedral Parnell Auckland New Zealand. Albert was born on 14 Jul 1873 in Queen St Auckland New Zealand, died on 20 Oct 1919 in Woodside Hospital Auckland New Zealand at age 46, and was buried on 21 Oct 1919 in Purewa Cemetery Auckland New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 55 M    i. Albert William ADAMS [10836] was born on 18 Apr 1907 in Dargaville New Zealand and died on 16 Jun 1995 in North Shore Hospital Takapuna Auckland New Zealand at age 88.

+ 56 F    ii. Helen Ada ADAMS [10837] was born on 2 Feb 1910 in Dargaville New Zealand and died on 5 Feb 1992 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 82.

30. Hilda Mary DAVIDSON [10808] (William McAdam9, James Hunter2, John1) was born in 1885 and died in Jul 1967 in Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand at age 82.

Hilda married Richard COMPSTON [10838] [MRIN: 4878].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 57 F    i. Hildegarde Melville COMPSTON [10839] was born on 11 Mar 1925 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand and died on 28 Oct 2000 in Christchurch Hospital Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand at age 75.

31. Agnes McAdam Russell SCOTLAND [92744] (Agnes Hamilton DAVIDSON10, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 11 Sep 1878 on board the "Rakaia" bound for Wellington NZ and died on 17 Oct 1969 in Burwood Sydney NSW Australia at age 91.

Noted events in her life were:

Birth: somewhere near the Iles Amsterdam & Saint-paul in the Southern Indian Ocean, 11 Sep 1878, on board the "Rakaia" bound for Wellington NZ.

Occupation: a Nurse and Midwife.

Burial: was not Buried. She willed her Body to Sydney Uniuversity.

Agnes had a relationship with UNKNOWN [92765] [MRIN: 30929].

Their child was:

   58 M    i. John King SCOTLAND [92766] was born on 20 Jun 1898 in Erskineville Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died in 1898 in Newtown Sydney Colony of New South Wales.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: at 25 Sydney Street, 20 Jun 1898, Erskineville Sydney Colony of New South Wales.

Agnes married Henry Sydney WEBBER [92745] [MRIN: 30919], son of George WEBBER [92751] and Orientia Susanna DAWES [92752], on 4 Dec 1901 in Newtown Sydney NSW Australia. The marriage ended in divorce on 16 Apr 1917. Henry was born in 1866 in Newtown Sydney Colony of New South Wales, died on 12 Apr 1937 in Sydney NSW Australia at age 71, and was buried on 14 Apr 1937 in Rookwood Cemetery [The Necropolis - Independent Section] Lidcombe Colony of New South Wales.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage: at 11 Trade Street, 4 Dec 1901, Newtown Sydney NSW Australia.

General Notes: In a File of Information received from Jenni Webber in January 2011, she stated:
Henry's first marriage, and the children from that marriage, were not mentioned on his death certificate.
From discussion with descendants of the second marriage, it has been ascertained that Henry had never told Rebecca nor his son(s) that he had a prior marriage and children.

Noted events in his life were:

Death: in an Ambulance between Henrietta St. Chippendale & Sydney Hospital, 12 Apr 1937, Sydney NSW Australia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 59 M    i. Walter Henry WEBBER [92753] was born on 17 Oct 1902 in Newtown Sydney NSW Australia, was baptised on 12 Dec 1902 in Presbyterian Church Newtown Sydney NSW Australia, died on 23 Feb 1987 in Broadbeach QLD Australia at age 84, and was buried on 25 Feb 1987 in Robina QLD Australia.

+ 60 M    ii. Andrew William WEBBER [92754] was born in 1904 in Redfern Sydney NSW Australia and died on 6 Sep 1991 at age 87.

Agnes next married John Thomas CHEGWIDDEN [92762] [MRIN: 30927], son of Frederick CHEGWIDDEN [92763] and Agnes Cotton STEPHENS [92764], on 28 Apr 1917 in Waterloo Sydney NSW Australia. John was born on 19 Jan 1888 in Byng Colony of New South Wales and died on 2 Jan 1953 at age 64.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: a Sheet Metal Worker, 1917, Waterloo Sydney NSW Australia.

Residence: 1943, Waterloo Sydney NSW Australia.

34. Walter SCOTLAND [92749] (Agnes Hamilton DAVIDSON10, James Hunter2, John1) was born in Sep 1883 in Balmain Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died before 1930 in New York New York USA.

Noted events in his life were:

Re-located: the Colony of New South Wales, 1894, New York New York USA.

Residence: Queens Ward 2, 1910, Queens New York New York USA.

Occupation: a Chauffeur for "The Lumbar Company", 1920, New York New York USA.

Walter married Dora KROPHA [92767] [MRIN: 30930] on 3 Jul 1905. Dora was born in 1881 in Germany.

Noted events in her life were:

Re-located: from Germany [with her Parents], 1883, New York New York USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 61 M    i. David J SCOTLAND [92768] was born in 1906 in New York New York USA.

   62 F    ii. Cecilia D SCOTLAND [92769] was born in 1912 in New York New York USA.

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: a Bookeeper for a Firm of Stock Brokers, 1930, New York New York USA.

+ 63 F    iii. Dorothy M SCOTLAND [92770] was born on 12 Jun 1916 in New York New York USA, died on 26 Apr 1997 in Suffolk New York USA at age 80, and was buried on 29 Apr 1997 in New York New York USA.

35. David SCOTLAND [92750] (Agnes Hamilton DAVIDSON10, James Hunter2, John1) was born in 1887 in Balmain Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died in 1961 in Campsie Sydney NSW Australia at age 74.

David married Ivy Agnes HAMILTON [92757] [MRIN: 30923].

Children from this marriage were:

   64 F    i. Ivy SCOTLAND

   65 M    ii. David Hamilton SCOTLAND

David married Moyna Jean GOODDY [92773] [MRIN: 30931].

36. Agnes McAdam WOOLLETT [10810] (Elizabeth McGregor DAVIDSON13, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 20 Oct 1883 in Petone Wellington New Zealand and died in 1963 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 80.

Agnes married James Robert McIntyre PURDEY [10840] [MRIN: 4879], son of George Burton PURDEY [10850] and Mary Jane LEESON [10851], in 1912 in New Zealand. James was born in 1885 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand and died on 21 Nov 1918 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 33.

Children from this marriage were:

   66 F    i. Elsa Agnes PURDEY [10842] was born in 1913 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand and died on 21 Jul 1987 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 74.

Elsa married Neville Thomas BOYD [16368] [MRIN: 6670].

+ 67 F    ii. Betty Helen PURDEY [10843] was born in 1915 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand.

+ 68 M    iii. Ronald Gordon PURDEY [10844] was born in 1917 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand and died in Jan 2001 at age 84.

Agnes next married Roy Edward WILKINS [10841] [MRIN: 4880].

38. Helen Martha WOOLLETT [10812] (Elizabeth McGregor DAVIDSON13, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 6 Feb 1889 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand.

Helen married Francis Levison GOWER [10845] [MRIN: 4881].

Children from this marriage were:

   69 F    i. Helen Jean GOWER

Helen married Laurie LAMB [10849] [MRIN: 4882].

   70 F    ii. Hazel Frances GOWER

   71 F    iii. Betty Agnes GOWER

39. Norman WOOLLETT [10813] (Elizabeth McGregor DAVIDSON13, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 8 Oct 1891 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand and died in 1966 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 75.

Norman married Irene NIELSEN [10852] [MRIN: 4884] in 1922 in New Zealand. Irene was born about 1902.

The child from this marriage was:

   72 M    i. Norman WOOLLETT [10853] was born about 1926, died in Feb 1959 aged about 33, and was buried in Purewa Cemetery Auckland New Zealand.

41. Ruth Elizabeth WOOLLETT [10815] (Elizabeth McGregor DAVIDSON13, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 4 Jan 1895 in Hutt Valley Wellington New Zealand.

Ruth married James Christopher KING [10854] [MRIN: 4885].

Children from this marriage were:

   73 M    i. Bruce James KING

Bruce married Karen [10857] [MRIN: 4886].

+ 74 M    ii. Rex Maitland KING

42. Claude James Hunter DAVIDSON [10765] (James Hunter16, James Hunter2, John1) was born in 1891 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand.

General Notes: He worked at the General Post Office.

He married Edna Frances Ridley FEAR in 1921 at the Hataitai Methodist Church, Wellington. Freda FEAR was the bridesmaid. They had 3 daughters.

Edna was the 2nd daughter of Mr & Mrs FJW FEAR of Kilbirnie, Wellington.
(Birth Fiche NOT 1895-1906)

Claude married Edna Frances Ridley FEAR [10858] [MRIN: 4887], daughter of F.J.W. FEAR [10859] and Unknown, on 16 Mar 1921 in Methodist Church Haitaitai Wellington New Zealand. Edna was born about 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

   75 F    i. Margaret Holmes DAVIDSON

Margaret married John Ernest REED [10863] [MRIN: 4889].

   76 F    ii. Pauline Mary DAVIDSON

Pauline married Donald Allen HOGAN [10864] [MRIN: 4890].

   77 F    iii. Mary Frances DAVIDSON

Mary married Frederick Christopher THOMPSON [10865] [MRIN: 4891].

43. Alice Emily DAVIDSON [10766] (James Hunter16, James Hunter2, John1) was born in 1893 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand, died on 17 Jul 1943 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand at age 50, and was buried on 19 Jul 1943 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand.

Alice married Willie STEPHENS [10866] [MRIN: 4892], son of Samuel STEPHENS [10867] and Sarah GARDINER [10868], on 7 Apr 1922 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand. Willie was born in 1891 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, died on 16 Jun 1930 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand at age 39, and was buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

   78 M    i. Stanley William STEPHENS

+ 79 F    ii. Grace Alison STEPHENS

+ 80 F    iii. Emily Fay STEPHENS

44. Keith John DAVIDSON [10767] (James Hunter16, James Hunter2, John1) was born in 1893 in Palmerston North Manawatu New Zealand and died on 20 Oct 1966 in Masterton Wairarapa New Zealand at age 73.

General Notes: Regarded as the black sheep of the family because he liked his liquor.

Married Emily Frances CALVARY in 1916 at the Wesley Church, Taranaki St,Wellington. In 1919 lived in Wellington South.

At their Golden Wedding (1966) they were living at 52 Pownall St,Masterton.

Paul DAVIDSON thinks there were about 4 children:
Possible 2nd child - James Edward b. 1919 in Wellington.

Heather PRICE remembers one of the boys was involved with motor racing.

Will filed 7 Nov. 1966 in Masterton Ct - Signals MD.
Probate No. 197/66 - Masterton Court - got for $40 Feb. 2003.

Buried in Masterton Cemetery (Blk D, Row 1, Plot 5750)
"In Loving Memory of Keith John DAVIDSON, beloved husband of EmilyFrances, died 20 October
1966, aged 72."

Keith married Emily Frances CALVARY [10872] [MRIN: 4894] on 12 Apr 1916 in Wesley Church Tarahaki St Wellington New Zealand. Emily was born in 1889 in Masterton Wairarapa New Zealand.

General Notes: Emily was born in Masterton.

Married Keith John DAVIDSON on 12 April 1916 in Wellington.
From Keith's Will, they had 3 children - Thora Frances, Alan CalvaryHunter & Claud Keith. (Thora married Ronald Ernest McNAB in 1942 in NZ).

In 1919 Emily Frances DAVIDSON was living in Wellington.


Children from this marriage were:

   81 F    i. Thora Frances DAVIDSON [10873] was born in 1917 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand.

Thora married Ronald Ernest McNAB [10876] [MRIN: 4895].

   82 M    ii. Claud Keith DAVIDSON [10874] was born in 1918 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand.

   83 M    iii. Alan Calvary Hunter DAVIDSON

45. Gordon Leckie DAVIDSON [1449] (James Hunter16, James Hunter2, John1) was born on 12 Nov 1896 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, died on 12 Nov 1977 in Havelock North Hawke's Bay New Zealand at age 81, and was buried on 15 Nov 1977 in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.

General Notes: Lived at Kio Rd, Hataitai, Wellington.

He joined NZ Rifle Brigade. His Certificate of Discharge from the NZExpeditionary Force No.
64131 states "Lance Corporal GL Davidson servedabroad 1 yr & 25 days, dated 17 September
1919.
He was 20 1/2 when he enlisted, 5' 10", ruddy complexion, hazel eyes,brown hair, occupation -
Clerk."

Gordon was a Clerk (on Marriage certificate) also Manager of Denhards Bakery, Wellington.

Married Myra CLEGG in 1926 in Wellington.
She was a proficient singer, and got her teacher's Diploma. She was also a very good school student.

When unable to look after themselves, moved in with his son, Paul, in thevicarage in Havelock North where he died.

Gordon died of old age and was buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington, on15 November 1977.

"In Loving Memory of Gordon Leckey DAVIDSON, beloved husband of Myra, d.12 November 1977 ag. 81 years. At home with the Lord." (09/B/17/031)

Myra was living with her son, Paul, in Wanganui when she died. Myra'sfuneral service held in All Saints, Kilbirnie, Wellington, and she wasburied in Karori Cemetery on 14 October 1983.

"In Loving Memory of Myra DAVIDSON, beloved wife of Gordon, d. 11 Oct.1983 ag. 83 years.
Together again with the Lord."

Gordon married Myra CLEGG [1450] [MRIN: 853], daughter of Albert John CLEGG [10877] and Agnes Barbara McNEILL [10878], on 22 Sep 1926 in St Mark's Church Wellington New Zealand. Myra was born on 15 Dec 1899 in Hokitika Westland New Zealand, died on 11 Oct 1983 in Wanganui New Zealand at age 83, and was buried on 14 Oct 1983 in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 84 F    i. Barbara Heather DAVIDSON

+ 85 M    ii. Rev. Paul James DAVIDSON


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