Person Index

Avery, George

George Avery
b: 1853
d: 26 JUL 1907
Avery, George, Junr., Farmer, Brightfield Farm, about three miles from Pahiatua. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Mr. George Avery is the second son of Mr. George Avery, of the Hutt, and was born at Taita in 1853. He received his early education there, and was brought up on his father''s farm. Removing to Pahiatua some years ago, he took up the present property of 477 acres. The farm was then bush and scrub, with hardly enough grass to feed a horse. The land, however, was soon cleared and sown with English grass, and is now a splendid dairying and sheep farm. The cowsheds are kept in perfect order, and about 130 cows are milked daily. Mr. Avery has taken no active interest in public affairs, but has given his whole time and energy to developing his farm. He is a director of the Pahiatua Farmers'' Co-operative Association. His residence at the farm is a new villa of eight rooms, and is situated close to the main road. He is married, and has a family of ten children.
Mr. Geo. Avery
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District] 1897

Birth Details
1853/36, George Avery - no parents listed
(Dec 2012)
1853/2573, NR Avery, Mother: Charlotte, Father: George

Marriage Details
1876/1312, Bride: Sarah Elizabeth Schrimshaw, Groom: George Avery

Colonist 19 May 1892
Mr George Avery, of Pahiatua, has this season obtained one hundred tons of potatoes from six acres of land. The Wairarapa Times'' says this is a good demonstration of the fertility of the Forty-mile Bush soil.

Taranaki Herald 17 April 1899
Mr Newton King reports the following land sales:- 100 acres farm at Kaponga, of Messrs Johnson Bros., to Mr George Avery, at 11 pounds 15s per acre.

Evening Post 2 October 1899
At the Supreme Court this morning, before his Honor Judge Edwards, the case of George Avery (Mr Barnicoat) v. Sarah Elizabeth Avery (Mr Gully) and James Donald Wilson (Mr Skerrett) was called on.
The following jury was empannelled - Messrs C. Harris, J. G. McLean, R. G. McLean, E. Kiernan, J. Cray, J Walsh, G. Benson, F. O. Wallace, A Emeny, J. C. Mailman, R. Cooper, and P. H. Forster. The latter was chosen as foreman. Mr Barnicoat said the suit was brought by George Avery, late of Pahiatua and now living at Kaponga, who sought divorce from his wife on the ground of her adultery with James Donald Wilson, of Pahiatua. The case in many respects was a very sad one. The parties were married in 1876, when they were both young, Mr Avery being 22 and his wife 18. They had ten children, who were now living, the eldest (married) being 22 years of age and the youngest 6. The eldest daughter was 16 years old. Though they had a very large family, both the parents were in the prime of life. For the principal part of their married life they lived at Pahiatua, where Mr Avery had a farm, and did very well as a farmer. The course of their married life ran fairly smoothly for upwards of 20 years, no-thing approaching anything of a serious nature occurring during that long period, and he was quite prepared to admit that during this long time Mrs Avery was, on the whole, a faithful mother and wife. The change in her demeanor and conduct they dated to a time when she became acquainted wilh Mr and Mrs Wilson. Mr Wilson was a carpenter in a successful way of business, living at Pahiatua, and was at present Mayor of the town. The Avery first became acquainted with the Wilson family in 1890. They resided about 2 1/2 miles from Pahiatua, and a strong friendship sprang up between them Mrs Avery visited the Wilsons frequently and developed a great friendship for Mr Wilson. From that time Mrs Avery''s conduct and demeanor towards her husband changed. She was a middle-aged woman, and began to be rather flighty, attending dances and never losing an opportunity of meeting Mr Wilson. In time she began to neglect her home, and became estranged from her children. Although Mrs Avery behaved in a strange manner towards her husband he did not distrust her till December 1897, when his suspicious were aroused, and he charged his wife with keeping company with Mr Wilson. She admitted this, and said she had deceived her husband, who might do anything he liked to her, and even turn her out. Both she and Wilson at first stoutly denied any impropriety, but subsequently the former confessed. Mr Avery had in the meantime gone to Kaponga, with a view of taking his wife and family away from Pahiatua associations. Mrs Avery had approached him with a view to reconciliation, but for the honor of his family and the consequent estrangement he felt it was too much to ask, and had decide to commence the divorce proceedings. Mr Barnicoat concluded by stating that there were counter charges of cruelty and adultery, but he would leave that to his learned friends on the other side to prove. The case is proceeding as we go to press.

Death Details
1907/9762, George Avery, Aged: 53Y - Date of Death 26/7/1907 from Death Registration

Thames Star 26 July 1907
AVERY - At Hikutaia, this Morning at eleven o''clock, George, beloved husband of Sarah Avery, aged 53 years. [Funeral at Kaponga, on Monday, 29th. at 2 p m.]

Thames Star 29 July 1907
All claims against the estate of the late Mr George Avery must be rendered to Mr Clendon before 12th August.

Hawera & Normanby Star 30 July 1907
The funeral of the late Mr George Avery took place at the Kaponga Cemetery to-day. Services at St. Mark''s Church and at the graveside were conducted by Rev. Mr Dent, vicar of Eltham. The late Mr Avery was for many years in in Kaponga, being licensee of the Commercial Hotel and later conducted a butchering business. Friends from all parts of the district attended to pay a last respect to the late gentleman by following the remains to the cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs J. and C. Crowley, Mr. Tobin, D. Briggs, D. Hennissey, W. Barleyman, and T. Murphy. The late Mr Avery was 53 years of age, and leaves a large family.


Death Details
1914/4686, Sarah Elizabeth Avery, Aged: 57Y - Date of Death 11/9/1914 from Death Registration

Thames Coromandel District Council Cemetery Records
AVERY Sarah Elizabeth
Age: 57 Years
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Date of Burial 13/09/1914
Gender Female
Last Address
Place of Death
Cemetery Omahu Cemetery
Location PUBL-PLOT-0142
Plot Type Normal
Plot Status Used
Capacity 2
Funeral Director Funeral Director Not Stated

Ohinemuri Gazette 14 September 1914
We chronicle with deep regret the death at her late residence, Mackay Street, Thames, of Mrs Sarah Avery, who passed away after a long and painful illness on Friday last. The deceased lady made many friends by reason of her genial disposition and kindly consideration, and her demise will be widely regretted. She leaves a grown-up family, her sons being Messrs Chas., Robert, and George Avery, of Hikutaia, Mr Ronald Avery, of Pahiatua. Mesdames A. Robinson, R. and J. Murdoch (sic), of Hikutaia, Misses Myrtle and Pearl Avery, of Thames, are her daughters.
  • 1853 - Birth -
  • 26 JUL 1907 - Death -
Thomas Avery
1802 - 20 JUN 1870
George Avery
1821 - 7 OCT 1903
Elizabeth Dapson
1800 - 22 SEP 1877
George Avery
1853 - 26 JUL 1907
William Tandy
1805 - 21 JUL 1898
Charlotte Tandy
- 20 FEB 1877
Mary Unknown
1806 - 24 JUL 1896
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) George Avery
Death7 OCT 1903
Marriage1843to Charlotte Tandy
FatherThomas Avery
MotherElizabeth Dapson
PARENT (F) Charlotte Tandy
Death20 FEB 1877
Marriage1843to George Avery
FatherWilliam Tandy
MotherMary Unknown
FCharlotte Avery
Death4 SEP 1903
Marriage4 APR 1895to John Thomas Tuck
MCharles Avery
Death18 JUN 1917
Marriage27 FEB 1875to Jane Hirst
MGeorge Avery
Death26 JUL 1907
Marriage1876to Sarah Elizabeth Schrimshaw
FElizabeth Ann Avery
Death25 OCT 1931
Marriage23 DEC 1872to Charles Franklin Smith Burt
FMary Avery
Death19 MAR 1941
Marriageto James Brown
MJohn Avery
Death9 JAN 1857
MWilliam Avery
MThomas Avery
Death8 JUN 1940
Marriage4 JUN 1884to Ann Hall
FEllen Avery
Marriage20 NOV 1884to David Brown
FEliza Avery
Marriage25 SEP 1884to William Brown
FHarriett Charlotte Avery
Death11 SEP 1934
Marriage12 APR 1884to William KILMISTER
MStephen Avery
Death17 FEB 1923
Marriage1893to Jane Hirst
FDeborah Grace Avery
Death24 OCT 1950
FBertha Sarah Avery
Death30 NOV 1940
Marriage1894to Jacob Geange
Marriage8 JUL 1931to James Gillies at St David''s Church Manse
MAlfred Avery
MJames Avery
FConstance Avery
Birth16 JUL 1876
Death13 AUG 1972
Marriage9 SEP 1902to Ernest Edward Burrell
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) George Avery
Death26 JUL 1907
Marriage1876to Sarah Elizabeth Schrimshaw
FatherGeorge Avery
MotherCharlotte Tandy
PARENT (F) Sarah Elizabeth Schrimshaw
Death11 SEP 1914
Marriage1876to George Avery
MArthur Alfred Maurice Avery
Death30 DEC 1899
MHugh Ernest George Avery
FLucy Ellen Avery
Death10 MAY 1881
MHerbert Charles Avery
Death18 OCT 1927
Marriage1898to Julia Maud Leprou
MRobert Stephen Avery
Death22 DEC 1963
Marriage1901to Charlotte Matilda White
FIvy Maud Avery
Death17 JUN 1930
Marriage1905to Richard Murdock Or Murdoch
FEthel Charlotte Avery
Death3 NOV 1971
Marriage1908to Arthur Robert Pivott Robinson
FMinnie Amelia Avery
Death13 SEP 1974
Marriage1906to John Murdock
MGeorge Albert Avery
Death3 MAY 1949
Marriage1908to Edith Fanny Clark
FRuby Myrtle Avery
Death20 SEP 1946
Marriage1914to Albert Henry Alley
FGrace Pearl Avery
Death7 AUG 1980
Marriage1919to Albert Edward Josiah George
MRonald Avery
Descendancy Chart
George Avery b: 1853 d: 26 JUL 1907
Sarah Elizabeth Schrimshaw b: 1857 d: 11 SEP 1914
Arthur Alfred Maurice Avery b: 1876 d: 30 DEC 1899
Hugh Ernest George Avery b: 1878 d: 1899
Lucy Ellen Avery b: 1879 d: 10 MAY 1881
Herbert Charles Avery b: 1880 d: 18 OCT 1927
Julia Maud Leprou b: 1878 d: 23 JUN 1953
Robert Stephen Avery b: 1882 d: 22 DEC 1963
Charlotte Matilda White b: 1882 d: 7 JUL 1916
Ivy Maud Avery b: 1883 d: 17 JUN 1930
Richard Murdock Or Murdoch b: 1880 d: 25 NOV 1918
Ethel Charlotte Avery b: 1886 d: 3 NOV 1971
Arthur Robert Pivott Robinson b: 1883 d: 11 MAR 1940
Minnie Amelia Avery b: 1888 d: 13 SEP 1974
John Murdock b: 1873 d: 1945
George Albert Avery b: 1889 d: 3 MAY 1949
Edith Fanny Clark b: 1891 d: 24 APR 1967
Ruby Myrtle Avery b: 1891 d: 20 SEP 1946
Albert Henry Alley b: 1887 d: 5 JUL 1939
Grace Pearl Avery b: 1894 d: 7 AUG 1980
Albert Edward Josiah George b: 1895 d: 6 AUG 1980
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