Person Index

Burt, William

William Burt
b: 1852
d: 12 JAN 1909
(Thomas Burt died in 1888)
Mr. Burt married the daughter of Mr. Wilkie (another old settler at the Hutt), who survives him, and who is supported in her bereavement by a large family, consisting of two unmarried daughters, one widowed daughter, the relict of the late Mr. Woods, of Wainui, two sons, and three other daughters married to well-known residents in the provincial district, namely, Mr. Robert Orr, Mr. Robert Cleland, and Mr. Henry Sanson, of Sanson township.

(Dec 2012)
Birth Details
1852/3724, William Burt, Mother: Elizabeth, Father: Thomas

Evening Post 8 August 1876
MR THOMAS BURT has much pleasure in announcing to his friends and the public generally that he has this day disposed of his Business at the Upper Hutt to his son, Mr. WILLIAM BURT, to whom he trusts will be accorded the same liberal patronage as has been enjoyed by himself for so many years past.
It is requested that all accounts owing to the Upper Hutt Store to 31st July may be paid forthwith to Mr. William Burt, whose receipt will be a sufficient discharge for the same.
Lower Hutt, 1st August.

Marriage Details
1875/1599, Bride: Rebecca Copeland, Groom: William Burt - Date of Marriage 20/9/1875 from Marriage Registration

Death Details
1909/1215, William Burt, Aged: 56Y - Date of Death 12/1/1909 from Death Registration

Evening Post 13 January 1909
THE Friends of the late William Burt are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Bloomfield-road, Lower Hutt, To-morrow (Thursday), 14th Jan., 1909, at 2 p.m. for the Taita Cemetery.
Sanitary Undertaker,
Lower Hutt.

Wairarapa Daily Times 14 January 1909
News has been received of the accidental death of Mr W. Burt at a Mungaroa sawmill. According to reports to hand he was assisting in hauling some logs, when he slipped and fell between them, his head being caught and crushed. Deceased was well-known in Featherston, where he was a flaxmiller and storekeeper at one time, and has numerous relatives, for whom much sympathy is felt.

Evening Post 14 January 1909
Further particulars concerning the death of Mr William Burt, sawmiller, Whiteman''s Valley, who was accidentally killed between two logs on 12th inst., have been received by the police. From evidence at the inquest it appears that two of the deceased''s employees were jacking a large log off a truck on to the skids, where there were more logs. After giving orders to this effect, Mr. Burt walked away. The log was jacked off, and deceased, who, hidden from view, must have been attending to the skids on the opposite side, with his face turned the other way, was caught between the timbers, his neck being broken, and death instantaneous. The log was quickly removed, but deceased did not move again. The enquiry was held before Mr. G. L. Lay, J.P., and a verdict of accidental death returned no blame being considered attachable to any one.

Evening Post 15 January 1909
The late Mr. W. Burt, victim of the fatal accident at Whiteman''s Valley on Monday last, was buried at Taita yesterday. He is stated to have been the Hutt''s last surviving member of the old Cavalry Corps of the troublous sixties.


Death Details
1924/3126, Rebecca Burt, Aged: 70Y - Date of Death 19/7/1924 from Death REgistration

Evening Post 19 July 1924
BURT.- On the 19th July, 1924, at her residence, Nikau avenue, Lower Hutt, Rebecca, relict of the late William Burt, of Featherston; aged 70 years. Funeral on Monday afternoon.

Probate Rebecca Burt, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6029 35719, Filed: 16/8/1924, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1852 - Birth -
  • 12 JAN 1909 - Death -
Thomas Burt
1819 - 15 SEP 1888
William Burt
1852 - 12 JAN 1909
Elizabeth Wilkie
1825 - 28 NOV 1916
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas Burt
Death15 SEP 1888
Marriageto Elizabeth Wilkie
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Wilkie
Death28 NOV 1916
Marriageto Thomas Burt
FGertrude Amy Burt
Marriage3 FEB 1904to George James Auger
FCatherine Burt
Marriage3 FEB 1872to Robert Cleland at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MWilliam Burt
Death12 JAN 1909
FBlanch Beatrice Burt
Death29 OCT 1930
Marriage14 JAN 1893to Ernest Broderick Jones at At The Residence Of Mr Robert Orr
Marriage1908to Edward Percival Rishworth
FElizabeth Ann Burt
Death30 APR 1907
Marriage24 MAY 1875to George Wood
MThomas Burt
Death17 MAY 1934
Marriageto Mary Unknown
MRobert Henry Burt
FEllen Burt
Death29 OCT 1930
Marriage17 APR 1886to Robert Orr at Lower Hutt
FHarriet Burt
Marriage14 DEC 1882to Henry Sanson
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