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157. Edith Mary DAVEY [254] (Henton Macaulay DAVEY113, Mary Henton WOOD50, Henry Walker13, Thomas5, Henry1) was born on 25 Apr 1874 in Cardiff Glamorganshire Wales, died on 19 Jun 1936 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 62, and was buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand. Another name for Edith was Edi.

General Notes: In an attachment to an email, dated February 19, 2003, Sylvia Robertson said:

"Was born in Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales. Came out to NZ as a 3 yr old in the ship 'Leicester' in 1877 and landed at Petone Beach.

Was a loving grandmother and very artistic. Her home was 'home' to many, and the dining table was enormous and often full.

She was a handsome woman, always well dressed in tailor-made suits, and had a lovely fresh comlexion and pretty curly hair. She liked "red" colour, and she had quite a lot of red china, cups, saucers, plates and vases. She had cream curtains with quaint Dutch figures embroidered on the hems. She and John were no gardeners but the flower beds produced perennials, roses bloomed on the verandah rails, and sweetpeas climbed up the wall towards the upstairs bedrooms. Nasturtiums and blackberries rambled over an old wooden wall.

Edith Mary DAVEY died after a gall bladder operation, and is buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington. (Area 01, Block A, Row 08, Plot 013)"

Immigration: 1877, New Zealand.

Emigration: 1877, Briton Ferry South Wales.

Immigration: on the ship Leicester, 1877, Petone Lower Hutt New Zealand.

Edith married John Clunie BISHOP [242] [MRIN: 174], son of William BISHOP [2049] and Ann Torn FIFE [2465], on 29 Oct 1896 in Dunedin Cathedral Dunedin Otago New Zealand. John was born on 22 Jun 1856 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, died on 23 May 1942 in Plimmerton Wellington New Zealand at age 85, and was buried in Karori Cemetery New Zealand.

General Notes: Anthony Bishop says, that John was a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church, in Wellington New Zealand; and probably had a service there prior to burial. It is believed he joined the Church about October 4, 1892.

In an attachment to an email, dated February 19, 2003, Sylvia Robertson said:

"Mr John Clunie BISHOP was a son of William BISHOP, one of NZ's earliest settlers who took up land under the NZ Company's system who came out from Bath, England, to the new settlement in the Nelson district. Subsequently Mr Wm BISHOP and his family moved to Wellington where in time they came to be well known in society circles in those early days of the city.

Mr J C BISHOP was born at 4 a.m. on 22 June 1856 in Wellington and was educated at Wellington Boys College (on the opening roll). He began his business career with the old-established firm of Turnbull & Co. His experience was afterwards enlarged by travel in Australia, mainly in Queensland. On his return to Wellington he set up as an indent agent. He later joined the staff of the Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co.

Mr BISHOP in his younger days was a well-known sportsman. He was a keen yachtsman, a member of the Star Boating Club, and a representative player for Wellington Rugby football. He was, too, a foundation member of the Wellington Chess Club, and for some time its secretary. For many years he had taken an active part in Christian work.

In his mother's will dated 1894, he is Storekeeper of Marton.

In 1896 Mr BISHOP married Miss Edith Mary DAVEY, daughter of the late Mr H M DAVEY, C.E., Dunedin. He was 29 yrs older than his bride whom he had carried ashore as a baby when her parents first landed at Petone Beach in 1877. He tried to be a business man, a farmer in the Wairarapa but he was best as a scholarly man and priest to the Catholic Apostolic Church in Webb St, Wellington.

In 1907 he tried his hand at farming in Konini, a small town north of Pahiatua but returned to Wellington in 1908.

He lived with his daughter, Peggy & Winston TAYLOR at Plimmerton in his last years, and died at 85 years just a month before Peggy's twins were born in 1942. He was buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington with his wife, Edith Mary DAVEY.

Karori Cemetery (Area 01, Block A, Row 08, Plot 013) - headstone reads:
"Edith Mary Bishop, died 18 June 1936 aged 62. Also John Clunie, husband of above, died 23 May 1942 aged 85." Headstone found and photographed by Julie Wood, 3rd cousin of Sylvia Taylor, in 1998, who lives in Karori.

He had 5 children - Mary (Mollie) born 3 a.m.; John (Jack) born 1.15 a.m.; Beatrice (Betty) born 5.30 a.m.; Edith (Peggy) born 1.15 p.m and baptised by W.T. Thane, her Uncle, at the Catholic Apostolic Chuch, Webb St, Wellington on 25 October 1908; Ethel (Gwen) born 4.15 a.m. "

Occupation: Footwear importer and Insurance Agent.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 176 F    i. Mary Henton BISHOP [260] was born on 07 Aug 1897 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, was baptised in Catholic Apostolic Church Wellington NewZealand, died on 20 Jul 1974 in Hamilton Waikato New Zealand at age 76, and was buried in Newstead Cemetery Hamilton Waikato New Zealand.

+ 177 M    ii. John Montague BISHOP [261] was born on 25 Mar 1901 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, was baptised on 25 Mar 1902 in Catholic Apostolic Church Wellington New Zealand, died on 08 Feb 1984 in Timaru Canterbury New Zealand at age 82, and was buried on 24 Feb 1984 in Timaru Lawn Cemetery Canterbury New Zealand (Block L, Lot 1207).

   178 F    iii. Beatrice Anne BISHOP [262] was born on 05 Jan 1906 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, was baptised in Feb 1906 in Catholic Apostolic Church Wellington NewZealand, died on 23 Dec 1931 in Levin New Zealand at age 25, and was buried on 24 Dec 1931 in Tiro Tiro Rd Cemetery Levin New Zealand (Section E, Block 40, Plot 4). The cause of her death was tuberculosis. Another name for Beatrice was Betty.

General Notes: In an attachment to an email, dated February 19, 2003, Sylvia Robertson said:

Born 5.30 a.m. on 5 January 1906 at Wellington, and baptised by W T THANE at Catholic Apostolic Church, Webb St, Wellington in February 1906.

Known as Betty.
Married Tom GUILD in 1931 (Certificate no. 1063)

Died of T.B. 11 months after her marriage on 23 December 1931 in Levin.

Betty's sister, Peggy (Edith Muriel) says "He sold their farm after Betty's death".

Buried in Tiro Tiro Rd Cemetery, Levin, on 24 December.
"In Loving Memory of my dear wife Beatrice Ann GUILD who departed this life 23 Dec. 1931 aged 25 years."

Cemetery located on cnr of Tiro Tiro & Mako Mako Rds, Levin.
Section E, Block 40, Plot 4.

Beatrice married Thomas Tulloch GUILD [1657] [MRIN: 193], son of Unknown and Unknown.

+ 179 F    iv. Edith Muriel BISHOP [263] was born on 25 Sep 1908 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, was baptised in Oct 1908 in Catholic Apostolic Church Wellington NewZealand, died on 05 Dec 2000 in Matamata Waikato New Zealand at age 92, and was buried on 12 Dec 2000 in Matamata New Zealand.

   180 F    v. Ethel Gwendolen BISHOP [264] was born on 06 Nov 1911 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand, was baptised on 10 Dec 1911, died on 06 Feb 1936 in Wanganui New Zealand at age 24, and was buried in Aramoho Cemetery Wanganui New Zealand. The cause of her death was Tuberculosis. Another name for Ethel was Gwen.

General Notes: Born at 4.15 a.m. on 6 November 1911, baptised by E J CRAWLEY on 10 December 1911.

Developed T.B. and later stayed in a Sanatorium in Wanganui.
Died of T.B. on 6 February 1936 at age 24 at Wanganui.

Buried in Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui.
"BISHOP Ethel Gwendoline - 24 years, single, bur. 8 Feb. 1936"
(Block D, Row 10, Plot 572)

160. Arthur Henry DAVEY [1637] (Henton Macaulay DAVEY113, Mary Henton WOOD50, Henry Walker13, Thomas5, Henry1) was born on 09 Jun 1878 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand, died on 01 Mar 1966 in Mission Bay Auckland New Zealand at age 87, and was buried on 03 Mar 1966 in Purewa Cemetery Auckland New Zealand.

General Notes: Born 9 June 1878 in Dunedin. He was educated at a private school; Dunedin Normal & Arthur St School, Dunedin.

He had a burning desire to go to sea, but his father had other ideas, and Arthur worked for the Standard Fire & Marine Insurance Co. of NZ as an office boy. He was soon fired, he said, for incompetence. His father faced up to the inevitable, and Arthur went to sea at the age of 16 before the mast for the next 5 years.

In 1899 he obtained his 2nd Mate's Certificate in London, and then joined Bukllard, King & Co. as 3rd Officer of their steamers, trading on the England-South Africa and India-South Africa routes.

In 1903 Arthur gained his Master's Certificate in London, and signed on as 1st Mate for the delivery voyage of the 377 ton 'Alexander' to the Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co., Nelson. On arrival he obtained a position as 3rd Officer with the Union Steam Ship Co of NZ, with which he was to remain for the rest of his career. Over the next 7 years he worked his way up through the officer ranks, serving in every type of ship in the fleet.

Captain of 'Monowai' and 'Awatea', among 25 of the ships he commanded for the Union Company.

He made more Tasman crossings than any other man. Known as a colourful liner captain - "proved himself a great sailor, a skilful mariner and a trustworthy friend."

He received from the President of Finland the award of knighthood of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.

'Davey and the Awatea' by W A Laxon - this is a very good history of Captain Arthur Davey's life.
The Awatea was sunk in 1942 off Tunisia while acting as a troop ship, so only had a short career of 6 years.

On 13 May 1906 he married Ella May Ratcliffe HUNTER (known as May) atAuckland, and had 2 sons & 1 daughter (died at 11 wks).
Lived at 16 Marau Cres., Mission Bay, Auckland.

Father of Jack (John), the well-known radio entertainer of Sydney. Jack died of cancer, and his funeral in St Andrew's Cathedral was one of the largest ever seen in Sydney.
Father of Geoffrey, a former merchant marine officer, served in the Royal Australian Navy during the war, and then farmed in the Auckland province and Te Awamutu.

He reluctantly retired in 1941 due to arthritis.

He died at his Auckland home on 1 March 1966. His ashes were scattered from a Union Company ship in the Tasman Sea, midway between Australia and NZ.

Will sighted 24 May 2001- He was looked after by a housekeeper (ChristinaHarriet LENNY) after his wife died in 1950.

Arthur married Ella May Ratcliffe HUNTER [2886] [MRIN: 1085], daughter of Andrew HUNTER [15864] and Christina SINCLAIR [15865], on 13 May 1906 in Albert Street Auckland New Zealand. Ella was born in 1888 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand and died on 03 Apr 1950 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand at age 62.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 181 M    i. John Andrew DAVEY [11315] was born on 08 Feb 1907 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand and died on 14 Oct 1959 in St Vincent's Hospital Sydney NSW Australia at age 52.

   182 F    ii. Alice Mary DAVEY [11316] was born on 26 Dec 1912 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand, died on 20 Mar 1913 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand, and was buried on 21 Mar 1913 in Purewa Cemetery Auckland New Zealand.

General Notes: Died aged 11 weeks - buried Purewa Cemetery on 21 March 1913 - residing 76 Symonds St, Auckland.

+ 183 M    iii. Geoffrey Henton DAVEY [82316] was born on 03 May 1917 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand and died on 26 Nov 1977 in Te Awamutu Waikato New Zealand at age 60.

161. Charles Edwin DAVEY [1638] (Henton Macaulay DAVEY113, Mary Henton WOOD50, Henry Walker13, Thomas5, Henry1) was born on 04 Jul 1879 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand, died on 14 Aug 1958 in Wyndham Southland New Zealand at age 79, and was buried in Wyndham Cemetery Wyndham Southland New Zealand.

General Notes: Attended Burnett's School & Dunedin Normal School.

Became a Solicitor and practised law in Naseby, and in 1912 went into partnership with Mr Orring at Oamaru; also Invercargill.

(Peggy BISHOP said he could not be released to go to W.W.1 as he was the only Solicitor in town)

Married Ruby ROBINSON in 1901, and had 2 sons, Gordon & Alan.
Gordon born 1908; Alan NOT 1909-12 (possibly Victor Alan b. 1913 inTemuka.)

Elected a member of the Oamaru Town Council.

Son, Charles Gordon, also a solicitor.

A life member of the Wyndham A & P Assn and Wyndham Bowling Club, he also took a keen interest in the local trotting, tennis and golf clubs.

For many years a lay reader in the Anglican church.

Largely instrumental in the erection of the Wyndham Plunket rooms.

(Henton's home at 97 Frederick St was sold in the early 1970s to Turner & Stevenson Ltd, a leading architectural firm, by Hilda DAVEY, widow of Charles Gordon.)

Died in 1958 in Wyndham, Southland.
Will filed 25 August 1958 in Invercargill - Solicitor of Invercargill.
Probate No. 315/58 - Dunedin Archives.

Wyndham Cemetery, Southland:
"In Loving Memory of Charles Edwin DAVEY died 14 August 1958 aged 79years; also his wife,
Ruby DAVEY, died 13 October 1959 aged 78 years."

Charles married Ruby Irene Eunice ROBINSON [2885] [MRIN: 1086], daughter of Horace ROBINSON [11317] and Helen [11318], in 1901 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand. Ruby was born in 1881 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand, died on 13 Oct 1959 in Wyndham Southland New Zealand at age 78, and was buried in Wyndham Cemetery Wyndham Southland New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 184 M    i. Charles Gordon DAVEY [11319] was born in 1908 in Naseby Otago New Zealand and died in 1972 in Wyndham Southland New Zealand at age 64.

   185 M    ii. Alan DAVEY [11320] was born about 1911.

163. Marjorie Olive DAVEY [1641] (Henton Macaulay DAVEY113, Mary Henton WOOD50, Henry Walker13, Thomas5, Henry1) was born in 1889 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand.

Marjorie married Douglas Robert BARRON [2884] [MRIN: 1089], son of David BARRON [16333] and Unknown. Douglas was born on 11 Jan 1890 in Naseby Otago New Zealand.

General Notes: Went to St Clair School, Dunedin. In 1901 started Arthur St school.Lived in Smith St. Left at the end of 1901 to go to Boys High School.

Married Marjorie Olive DAVEY in 1913 at Dunedin, and they had 6 girls.
The first 5 were born in Arrowtown, and the last in 1925 in Foxton.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 186 F    i. Margaret Olive BARRON [11321] was born on 01 Jan 1914 in Arrowtown Otago New Zealand.

+ 187 F    ii. Audrey Mary BARRON [11322] was born on 15 Aug 1915 in Arrowtown Otago New Zealand, died on 09 Aug 1966 in Lower Hutt Wellington New Zealand at age 50, and was buried on 11 Aug 1966 in Taita Lawn Cemetery Lower Hutt Wellington New Zealand.

+ 188 F    iii. Joan Allenby BARRON [11323] was born on 11 Dec 1917 in Arrowtown Otago New Zealand.

+ 189 F    iv. Shirley Graham BARRON

   190 F    v. Vida Frances BARRON [11325] was born on 18 Mar 1922 in Arrowtown Otago New Zealand and died on 18 Mar 1922 in Foxton Wellington New Zealand.

General Notes: Attended Foxton Primary School until her death on 22 March 1928.

+ 191 F    vi. Beverley Henton BARRON

164. Frederick MacAuley DAVEY [11312] (Henton Macaulay DAVEY113, Mary Henton WOOD50, Henry Walker13, Thomas5, Henry1) was born on 15 Oct 1915 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand and died in 1990 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand at age 75.

General Notes: Frederick Macaulay DAVEY born in 1915 - only son of his father's 3rd marriage to Maud Mary BROWNE. He started Normal School Dunedin on 25October 1920, while living at 64 Frederick St.

His last day at school was 12 June 1925, with destination being 52 The Chase, Nottingham.

He was a Hotel Porter at his wedding in 1939 to Violet May CLEVELAND whose father was a Night Watchman.

A witness at the wedding was Eileen Marie CLEVELAND of 99 Gunn St,Dunedin.

Possible child: Peter Macaulay b. 1946 in Dunedin * (not in father's will)

From Family Notes - In:
1942-43 - Porter, living at 20 York Place, Dunedin
1944-45 - Electrician, living at 20 York Place.
1948 - Living at 54 Walton St, Roslyn.
1949 - Firm of Sinclair & Davey
1981 - Living at 54 Walton St, Roslyn

Died about 1990 in Dunedin. Will filed 14 August 1990 in Dunedin.
Probate No. 504/90. Too recent to be in cemetery fiche.

Possibly related - * Peter Macauley DAVEY married Judith Ann MACARA in1970 in NZ.

Got copy of Will on 22-11-2002 - 2 children mentioned - Elaine & Judith.

Frederick married Violet May CLEVELAND [11327] [MRIN: 5044], daughter of Arthur CLEVELAND [11328] and Violet DRAKE [11329], on 30 Mar 1939 in Trinity Church Dunedin Otago New Zealand. Violet was born on 02 Aug 1914 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand and died in 1975 in Dunedin Otago New Zealand at age 61.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 192 F    i. Elaine May DAVEY

+ 193 F    ii. Judith Florence DAVEY

167. Thomas William WOOD [36113] (Thomas Edward133, Thomas70, Charles Walker20, Thomas5, Henry1) was born on 04 Mar 1891 in Marylebone Middlesex England and died on 21 Feb 1973 in Thames Ditton Surrey England at age 81.

Thomas married Linda Mary KING [36125] [MRIN: 13319] on 25 Aug 1914 in Parish Church of St Faith Maidstone Kent England. Linda was born on 02 Jan 1888 in Bournemouth Dorset England and died on 13 Mar 1964 in Central Middlesex Hospital Middlesex England at age 76.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 194 F    i. WOOD

175. WOOD (Thomas Edward133, Thomas70, Charles Walker20, Thomas5, Henry1)

WOOD married Rose [36127] [MRIN: 13320].

Children from this marriage were:

   195 U    i. WOOD

   196 U    ii. WOOD


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