August, George Hornby

George Hornby August
b: 1830
d: 28 DEC 1883
GEORGE HORNBY AUGUST arrived in 1855 on The Marchioness from Melbourne as a Shepherd, aged 24, accompanied by his wife LUCY MARY, aged 27. He registered as an elector in the Hutt District in 1865, and died at age 53 at Ngahauranga (sic) "after a long and painful illness" on 28 December 1881. He was buried from the Johnsonville Church. His wife lived to be 87 and died at Alicetown on 22 September 1913 (presumably at the home of her son in law C. HOBBS who lived in Victoria Street Alicetown), and was buried at "The English Churchyard Johnsonville". She was described by the Evening Post of 24 December that year as an old resident of Petone, going there three years after her husband''s death, and as leaving a family of 8 children, 51 grandchildren, 33 great grand children and 1 great great grandchild.

The August Farm at Taita was operated successfully for Town Supply to Petone by sons of the marriage Robert and George who also ran the successful trotting stallion BLACKCHILD on the property. They built up a dairy herd of at least 80 cows and Robert served for a time on the Taita School Board.

Their descendants were an adventuresome lot, as the children of immigrants are inclined to be. One riding a bike came into collision with a car in the Taita Gorge in the 40s and the car went over the bank while young Avery finished up in hospital.
But Robert survived to tell the tale, and the family farm prospered, as did their string of horses. He later came before the magistrate for watering down the milk, but didn''t try to dodge the charge and was let off with a warning.

Victoria to NZ - Passenger Record
George August, Date of Arrival: 1855, Aged: 24, Occ: Shepherd, Country: UK, Ship: Marchioness, Port of Departure: Melbourne
Lucy August, Date of Arrival: 1855, Aged: 27, Occ: None listed, Country: UK, Ship: Marchioness, Port of Departure: Melbourne
Lucy Mary August, Date of Arrival: 1855, Aged: 1.5, Occ: None listed, Country: UK, Ship: Marchioness, Port of Departure: Melbourne

1865 Hutt Electoral Roll George Hornby August

Death Details
1884/4041, George Hornly (sic) August, Aged: 53Y - Date of Death 28/12/1883 from Death Registration

Evening Post 29 December 1883
AUGUST.- On the 28th December, at Ngahauranga, after a long and painfull illness, Mr George Hornby August, aged 53 years; much regretted. Melbourne and Home papers please copy.
THE friends of Mr. George H. AUGUST are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will leave his late residence, Ngahauranga (sic), on MONDAY, the 31st instant, at 9.30 o''çlock, to arrive at Johnsonville Church at 11 o''clock a.m.
Taranaki-street, Wellington


Death Details
1913/6544, Lucy August, Aged: 87Y - Date of Death 22/9/1913 from Death Registration

Evening Post 23 September 1913
AUGUST.- On the 22nd September, 1913, at Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Lucy Mary Ann August, aged 87 years.
THE Friends of the late Lucy Mary Ann August are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave the residence of her Son-in-law, Mr. C. Hobbs, Victoria-street, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, on Thursday, 25th SEptember, 1913, at 11.30 a.m., for the English Churchyard, Johnsonville.
Undertaker, Lower Hutt

Evening Post 24 September 1913
The death is recorded of Mrs. George August, and old resident of Petone, at the aged of 87 years. For twenty-seven years she resided in Petone, going there three years after her husband''s death. She leaves a family of eight, fifty-one grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren, and one great great grand-child
  • 1830 - Birth -
  • 28 DEC 1883 - Death -
George Hornby August
1830 - 28 DEC 1883
Family Group Sheet - Child
MGeorge Hornby August
Death28 DEC 1883
Marriageto Lucy Mary Ann Unknown
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) George Hornby August
Death28 DEC 1883
Marriageto Lucy Mary Ann Unknown
PARENT (F) Lucy Mary Ann Unknown
Death22 SEP 1913
Marriageto George Hornby August
MRobert Maskell August
Death14 MAY 1942
Marriage20 NOV 1882to Mary Anne Gigger
MJohn Samuel August
Death21 JUN 1945
Marriage27 JUL 1880to Lily Edna Clark
FLucy Mary Ann August
Death4 OCT 1951
Marriage1872to Christopher Robinson Hobbs
Marriage24 DEC 1920to James Jamieson
FSarah Jane August
Death15 JUN 1932
Marriage1878to William Henry Mexted
MGeorge Ball August
Death4 JUL 1959
Marriage1903to Alice Grigger
MJames Hornby August
Death23 JUN 1965Christchurch Area
Marriage1888to Jeanetta Berntsen
Child August
MThomas August
Descendancy Chart
George Hornby August b: 1830 d: 28 DEC 1883
Lucy Mary Ann Unknown b: 1826 d: 22 SEP 1913
Robert Maskell August b: 1857 d: 14 MAY 1942
Mary Anne Gigger b: 1860 d: 24 DEC 1930
Francis George August b: 6 FEB 1889 d: 15 JUL 1966
Leslie August b: 26 DEC 1897 d: 19 APR 1956
Clarice Hepworth b: 1903 d: 23 FEB 1974
Molly Eden August b: 1927 d: 4 MAR 2009
Duncan Charles Watson b: 1924 d: 19 JUN 1998
Cyril August
William Lionel August b: 1923 d: 8 JUN 1941
Cyril August b: 23 AUG 1890 d: 12 JAN 1980
Clarence August b: 3 JAN 1896 d: 3 OCT 1974
Ivy May Sowerby b: 1902 d: 28 JUN 1982
Lorna August b: 1923 d: 1992
Lewis Reginald Hobbs b: 1917 d: 1992
Conrad Walter August b: 1924 d: 1996
Kathleen Elizabeth McNabb b: 1926 d: 2004
Noeleen Isabel August b: 1933 d: 1997
William Poston
Dennis August
Ian Robert August b: 1926 d: 3 AUG 1997
Robert Maskell August b: 29 MAY 1894 d: 29 JUN 1970
Alma Searle b: 1909 d: 11 DEC 1940
Geoff August
Marylyn August
Arthur Inglis
Jane Inglis
Julie Inglis
Violet August b: 28 MAY 1887 d: 31 MAY 1910
Joseph August b: 29 APR 1901 d: 16 MAY 1981
Margaret Hood Mullan b: 1906 d: 1996
Mary Annie August b: 23 JUN 1903 d: 23 FEB 1979
James Searle b: 1902
John Samuel August b: 1859 d: 21 JUN 1945
Lily Edna Clark b: 1864 d: 3 SEP 1943
Herbert Lewis August b: 1885 d: 1 JAN 1944
Harriet Rubina Jessie Bentley b: 12 DEC 1894 d: 19 OCT 1985
John Lewis August b: 1914 d: 26 MAY 1969
Ashley Meredith August b: 1918 d: 22 DEC 2010
Dorothy Jean Grantham
Allen Ian August b: 1915 d: 26 JUN 2003
Florence Margaret Eales
Maurice August
Nola Rubina August
Leonard Preston Burborough b: 1923 d: 1999
Joan Esther August b: 1917 d: 17 JAN 1980
Robert Arthur Chittick b: 1914 d: 22 MAY 1974
Ernest John August b: 1880 d: 12 JAN 1959
Mary Adams
William George August b: 1882 d: 22 FEB 1953
John Edward August b: 1886 d: 14 JUL 1947
Sarah Adams b: 1889 d: 13 JUL 1971
Lionel Edward August b: 1915 d: 1992
Nola Elizabeth Murphy b: 1917 d: 1987
Stella Eleanor August b: 1918 d: 10 SEP 1961
Raymond Spear Smith b: 1915 d: 14 DEC 1969
Ina Joy August
Sidney Arthur Winyard
Sydney Meredith August b: 1892 d: 3 JUN 1962
Esther Stewart
Sydney Raymond August b: 23 APR 1909
Lucy Mary Ann August b: 1854 d: 4 OCT 1951
Christopher Robinson Hobbs b: 1843 d: 20 NOV 1918
Leonard Alexander Hobbs b: 1873
Drusella Hobbs b: 1876 d: 6 JAN 1912
Oliver Charles Hobbs b: 1878 d: 1 APR 1879
Clara Hobbs b: 1879
Albert George Hobbs b: 1881 d: 15 JAN 1943
Middleton Hobbs b: 1883
Alice Hobbs b: 1885
Herbert Hobbs b: 1887
Lucy Elina Ada Hobbs b: 1889 d: 1967
Charles Walters
Ethel Hobbs b: 1890
Gwendoline Hobbs b: 1892 d: 19 MAY 1967
Frederick Walter Wigglesworth b: 1883 d: 16 JUN 1963
Reginald Charles Hobbs b: 1894 d: 22 APR 1955
Elizabeth Grassie Tait
Myrtle Hobbs b: 1897 d: 7 OCT 1960
Robert M Wakefield b: 1892 d: 14 NOV 1950
Clarence Christopher R Hobbs b: 1899 d: 16 APR 1976
Maude Ethel Cook b: 1899 d: 7 SEP 1990
James Jamieson
Sarah Jane August b: 1860 d: 15 JUN 1932
William Henry Mexted b: 1852 d: 9 JAN 1903
George Ball August b: 1864 d: 4 JUL 1959
Alice Grigger b: 1880 d: 3 MAY 1950
Eileen Elizabeth August b: 1904
Alice Jean August b: 1906
George Hornby August b: 1909
James Hornby August b: 1867 d: 23 JUN 1965
Jeanetta Berntsen
Ivy Myrtle August b: 1889
Claud James August b: 1891
Child August b: 1855
Thomas August b: 1871 d: 1958