Person Index

Cudby, John Francis

John Francis Cudby
b: 1828
d: 8 JUN 1920
Marriage Details
1849/182, Bride: Jane Nicholl (sic), Groom: John Francis Cudby

1865 Hutt Electoral Roll John Cudby
1865 Wellington Electoral Roll John Cudby

Evening Post 8 June 1920
CUDBY.- On the 8th June, 1920, at his late residence, Railway-avenue, Lower Hutt, John Francis Cudby, relict of the late Janet Cudby, in his 91st year. R.I.P.
THE Friends of the late John Francis Cudby are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late Residence, Railway-avenue, Lower Hutt, on Thursday, the 10th inst., at 2 p.m. for the Roman Catholic Church, Lower Hutt, thence to the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Petone. R.I.P. J. R. CROFT, Undertaker, Hutt and Petone. Tel. 3621, three rings, day or night.
An early settler, who grew up with the Hutt district, Mr. John Francis Cudby, died at his residence, Railway-avenue, Lower Hutt, early this morning. Mr. Cudby''s interests from early youth had been in the Hutt Valley, and his history was the history of this fertile district. No one could tell its history better than he himself, for he had experienced the events and times of which he spoke and remembered them, even when he had reached the age where, with many men, the memory becomes dim. He was born in Essex in 1828, and came out to New Zealand with Lord Petre as a lad in 1843 in the ship Commerce Sparks. From the time of his arrival in the country to the day of his death, he resided at Lower Hutt. At first he lived and worked on the Woburn estate. Afterwards he became the owner of large livery stables near the railway station. He retired from active participation in the business some forty years ago, but continued to take a very lively interest in the affairs of the district. He possessed the hard, commonsense which was a distinguishing trait of many early settlers, and this made him a valued member of the Lower Hutt Borough Council for many years. He was also a member of the Licensing Committee, and as a Justice of the Peace for over thirty years was a familiar figure on the Hutt Magistrate''s Court Bench. He resigned from the Commission of the Peace two years ago. In the early days of the Wellington Racing Club he held the office of Clerk of the Course. In friendly society work he was a staunch supporter, and he held the record of seventy years'' membership of the Odd-fellows Lodge. Mr. Cudby enjoyed good health, in spite of his years, until two years ago. He leaves a family of five sons and three daughters. The sons are: James, living at Lower Hutt; Charles, at Dannevirke; Henry, Alfredton; George, Rangiora; and Walter, Lower Hutt. The daughters are: Mrs. J. Fleet, Petone; Mrs. Turner, Lower Hutt; and Mrs. E. D. Dunne, Wellington. Mrs. Cudby, who was also an early settler, having come out from Paisley, Scotland, in the Janet Nicol, died twelve years ago. At the meeting of the Hutt County Council this morning, a motion of sympathy was passed with the deceased''s relatives, the members standing as a mark of respect.

Probate John Cudby, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Settler, AAOM 6029 29522, Filed: 22/7/1920, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Death Details
1907/8021, Janet Cudby, Aged: 74Y - Date of Death 1/11/1907 from Death Registration

Evening Post 1 November 1907
Mrs. Janet Cudby, a much-respected resident of the Lower Hutt, died at the family residennce this morning, aged 74. The deceased lady, who is survived by her husband, Mr. John Cudby, had lived in the Hutt district for a great many years, and went through all the trials of the early settlers. She had been ill for some time. The members of her family have been identified with the Hutt all their lives, and with their father have taken a prominent part in the development of the district.

Evening Post 2 November 1907
THE friends of John Cudby are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved Wife, Janet, which will leave his residence, The Avenue, Lower Hutt, on Sunday, 3rd Nov., 1907, at 2.30 p.m., for the Catholic Cemetery, Petone.
Sanitary Undertakers,
Lower Hutt.
THE Members of the Loyal Rose of the Valley Lodge, I.O.O.F.M.U., N.Z. Branch, Friendly Society, are invited to attend the Funeral of the late wife of L.G., Bro. John Cudby, to leave her late residence, The Avenue, Lower Hutt, on Sunday, 3rd November, at 2.30.
Permanent Secretary.
  • 1828 - Birth - ; Essex
  • 8 JUN 1920 - Death -
John Francis Cudby
1828 - 8 JUN 1920
Family Group Sheet - Child
MJohn Francis Cudby
Death8 JUN 1920
Marriage1849to Janet Nicol
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Francis Cudby
Death8 JUN 1920
Marriage1849to Janet Nicol
PARENT (F) Janet Nicol
Death1 NOV 1907
Marriage1849to John Francis Cudby
MWalter Thomas Cudby
Death20 AUG 1936
MWilliam Cudby
Death9 JAN 1908
MJames Cudby
Death31 JUL 1923
FEmma Frances Cudby
Death8 JUL 1941
Marriage24 MAY 1884to Joseph Frederick Fleet
FDaughter Married Turner Cudby
FAda Winifred Cudby
Death8 MAR 1958
Marriage1898to Edward Dowling Dunne
MCharles Cudby
MGeorge Cudby
Birth18 APR 1862
Death17 JUN 1934
Marriage1896to Jane Muirhead
MHenry Cudby
Death18 NOV 1946
Descendancy Chart
John Francis Cudby b: 1828 d: 8 JUN 1920
Janet Nicol b: 1833 d: 1 NOV 1907
Walter Thomas Cudby b: 1873 d: 20 AUG 1936
William Cudby b: 1855 d: 9 JAN 1908
James Cudby b: 1852 d: 31 JUL 1923
Emma Frances Cudby b: 1858 d: 8 JUL 1941
Joseph Frederick Fleet b: 1859 d: 27 FEB 1935
Ada Winifred Cudby b: 1871 d: 8 MAR 1958
George Cudby b: 18 APR 1862 d: 17 JUN 1934
May Gladys Cudby b: 1898 d: 22 JAN 1899
Henry Cudby b: 1860 d: 18 NOV 1946
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