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Daysh, John Ings

John Ings Daysh
b: 1805
d: 7 MAY 1902
Hutt News 1 December 1992
(Front Page)
Pioneer''s home could be bowled for townhouses
by Lee-Ann Edwards
One of Lower Hutt''s original homes is up for auction on Thursday.
The house, at 884 High Street, is one of the last of the genuine, unaltered pioneer homes built in the Valley in the 1840s. It may even be the oldest house in Lower Hutt, says local historian George Kaye.
Descendants of early settlers John and Eliza Daysh, who are believed to have built the cottage in the early 1840s, are concerned about the possible fate of the building.
Belmont resident Ron Powell and his sister Christina, the great, great grandchildren of the Daysh''s, would like to see the cottage preserved and restored in the manner of Upper Hutt''s Golder''s Cottage and Pauatahanui''s TaylorStace Cottage.
The pair fear that the prime site will be snapped up by a developer looking for room for townhouses, or that the pioneer home will be so altered that its links with history will be largely destroyed.
Previous Daysh family descendants had believed the family home was in Walters Street and that it was demolished in 1962. But recent evidence seems to point to the High Street house as being the correct site for John and Eliza''s home.
"We are 99.9 percent sure that the cottage on the corner of High and Daysh Streets is the one that our great, great grandparents built and lived in," Mr Powell says.
John Daysh came out to New Zealand on the Gertrude in 1842 with his wife and six children. A further eight children were born here in later years. The family settled in the Hutt Valley, farming on land now occupied by Naenae College.
The cottage is believed to have been built between 1843-45; pre-dating Christ Church in Taita by 11 years.
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Brother and sister Ron and Christina Powell outside the High Street cottage they believe was built by their great, great grandfather John Ings Daysh in the 1840s. The historic home is up for auction on Thursday.
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The Totara logs used to built Christ Church were donated by John Daysh.
"Even if it''s not the Daysh cottage it is still a very historic place and it would be great to be able to preserve it," Mr Powell say.
A representative from the Historic Place Trust has met the Powells, who say that although the trust seemed interested in the cottage, it would take eight of nine months to put a classification on the building.
Christina Powell says that previous city councils have missed a golden opportunity to save the property for future generations.
"Back in 1958 Percy Dowse said publicly that the house was definitely worthy od preservation but unfortunately nothing was done."
The Powell''s say they don''t have the money to buy the house and wer hoping that, "a saviour with money and an interest in pioneering history will miraculously turn up in the next few days. Otherwise our only hope is that this council can somehow manage to buy it."
Hutt City Council officers were late week looking into the possibility of ''rescuing'' the cottage.
Mayor Glen Evans says that although he considers it a good idea to purchase the house na d perhaps move it to council land, finding the money in such a short time-frame presents problems. "But I think it would be a good idea as it is part of the city''s heritage."
Hopes of the Silverstream Historic Village Society buying the building were dashed when society president Keith Davis said that although the society would love to have the house, "... realistically speaking it is out of our reach at the moment".
The real estate agent handling the sale, Alex McRae, says there has been considerable interest in the property since it went on the market.
"We''ve had everyone from builders wanting to re-develop, to young couples with an eye to doing the house up and living in it."

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Founders Society
By Adele Pentony-Graham
THE Wairarapa branch of the Founders Society held its first outing of the year on Waitangi Day at the magnificent Daysh House in West Taratahi.
This is one of our local Heritage Houses and has a lake in front of the property, with wild-fowl under the trees, and a punt moored on the bank.
The gardens are superb, lovely to stroll through, and we were allowed to view the interior of the house.
The house has been restored gracefully and has many original features, even down to a cabinet under the stairway - possible made from local native timber.
Alfred Daysh, son of John Ings Daysh, owned the house. Born in Taita in 1854, Alfred married Elizabeth Sage in 1876 and they had a large family.
The couple are both buried in Clareville.
The Wairarapa branch of the Founders Society is holding their annual meeting at Masterton Croquet Club rooms in Queen Elizabeth Park on March 18 at 1.30pm.
All welcome.


LDS Records show Marriage Details
Marriage Date: 9/2/1833, Marriage Place: Whitchurch, Hampshire, England, Names: John Ings Daysh and Elizabeth Clarke, Batch No: 103681-0, Source Film No: 1596404

John Daysh and his wife Elizabeth arrived in Wellington on the "Gertrude". It sailed from Gravesend on 19th June 1841 and arrived in Port Nicholson 30th October 1841
Names as on Passenger List
John Inga Daysh, Aged: 33, Occ: Shepherd
Elizabeth, Daysh, Aged: 28
George Daysh, Aged: 9
Elizabeth Daysh, Aged: 7
Susan Daysh, Aged: 6
Richmond Daysh, Aged: 4
Mary Ann Daysh, Aged: 2
John Daysh, Aged: 3 months

1865 Hutt Electoral Roll John Daysh

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Elizabeth Daysh, Date: 2 Dec 1870, St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Burial Records

Evening Post 3 December 1870
On the 2nd inst., at her residence, Taita, Hutt, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. John Daysh, aged 63 years

Otago Daily Times 13 January 1897
This district (says a Palmerston North paper) boasts of what probably no other part of the colony can — viz., five living generations of one family. At the head is Mr J. Daysh, of Taratahi, who, although he is 92 years old, is still hale and hearty. He came out in the second or third boat of pioneer settlers in 1840. Mrs John Rayner is his daughter, and is 63 years of age. One of her daughters married a Mr George Gaskin, whose daughter again is the wife of Mr W. Knowles, and their five-month-old son is a great-great-grandson to Mr Daysh. They are all enjoying good health.

Death Details
1902/2991, John Ings Daysh, Aged: 97Y - Date of Death 7/5/1902 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 001158
Surname: DAYSH
First Names: JOHN
Age: 97
Date of Death: 00
Date of Burial: 9/05/1902
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Old Ground
Row: JD
Plot: D

Evening Post 7 May 1902
Mr. John Daysh, a very early setter in the Wairarapa, who arrived at Wellington in the ship Gertrude in 1841, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John Rayner, at Taratahi, this morning. Deceased was niniety-seven years of age.

Wanganui Herald 7 May 1902
(Per United Press Association.)
The death is announced of Mr John Daysh, and old settler, at at (sic) 97. Deceased was a patient lately discharged from the Masterton Hospital for formulating a series of complaints in connection with his treatment there.

Wairarapa Daily Times 7 May 1902
THE friends of the late JOHN DAYSH, SENR, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral which will leave the residence of John Rayner Esq., Taratahi, on Friday, 9th inst., at 1 p.m., arriving at Masterton about 2.30
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Manawatu Standard 8 May 1902
John Daysh, a New Zealand pioneer, died yesterday at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr John Rayner. Waingawa. Deceased, who was born in Hampshire, was ninety-seven years old, and came to Wellington in 1841 in the sailing ship Gertrude. He leaves a numerous family, and many grandchildren. The interment will probably take place at the Taita.

Wairarapa Daily Times 8 May 1902
The late Mr John Daysh, to whose death we referred in yesterday''s paper, is survived by fourteen children and his decendants number two hundred and twenty, extending to a fifth generation. The old gentleman was able to read without glasses till his death, and all his faculties were unimpaired, notwithstandhis great age. His physical strength was remarkable for one who had so''far exceeded the ordinary allotted span of human life, and up till a fortnight previous to his death, he enjoyed as robust health as most men a quarter of a century younger. He died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr John Raynor (sic), at Taratahi, whose place the funeral of the deceased will leave at 1 p.m., arriving in Masterton about 2.00 p.m.
  • 1805 - Birth -
  • 7 MAY 1902 - Death -
John Ings Daysh
1805 - 7 MAY 1902
Family Group Sheet - Child
MJohn Ings Daysh
Death7 MAY 1902
Marriage9 FEB 1833to Elizabeth Clarke at Whitchurch, Hampshire, England
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Ings Daysh
Death7 MAY 1902
Marriage9 FEB 1833to Elizabeth Clarke at Whitchurch, Hampshire, England
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Clarke
Death2 DEC 1870
Marriage9 FEB 1833to John Ings Daysh at Whitchurch, Hampshire, England
FCaroline Daysh
Death2 JAN 1919
Marriage1868to Eli Buck
FSarah Daysh
Death16 MAY 1930
Marriage1863to Peter Couper McEwen
FJane Daysh
Death3 MAY 1920
Marriage1866to William Edward Swafford
FEliza Ann Daysh
Death29 OCT 1914
Marriage3 NOV 1874to Henry John Oxley at Residence of Mr E Buck, Boulcott Street, Wellington
FEmily Daysh
Death31 OCT 1926
Marriage3 NOV 1874to Henry Richard Hollis at At The Residence Of Mr. E Buck, Boulcott Street, Wellington
FSusan Ings Daysh
Death26 APR 1921
Marriage1852to Matthew Gaskin
MHenry Daysh
Death26 NOV 1936
Marriage1880to Mary Ada Davey
MGeorge Ings Daysh
Death15 SEP 1906
FElizabeth Daysh
Death16 DEC 1901
Marriage31 JUL 1862to John Rayner at Christ Church, Taita
Marriage22 FEB 1853to William Southee at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MRichmond Daysh
Death7 MAY 1917
Marriage1859to Janet Cooper
FMary Ann Daysh
Death24 MAY 1918
Marriage1859to Edward Richard (Twin) Harris
MJohn Daysh
Death1 SEP 1932
Marriage1863to Elizabeth Tannahill
FEsther Daysh
Death6 MAR 1889
Marriage1865to David James Mabey
Marriage1879to Robert Russell
MAlfred Daysh
Death1 AUG 1940
Marriage1876to Elizabeth Ann Sage
Descendancy Chart
John Ings Daysh b: 1805 d: 7 MAY 1902
Elizabeth Clarke b: 1807 d: 2 DEC 1870
Caroline Daysh b: 1842 d: 2 JAN 1919
Eli Buck b: 1834 d: 14 FEB 1898
Sarah Daysh b: 1844 d: 16 MAY 1930
Peter Couper McEwen b: 1838 d: 1 AUG 1915
Jane Daysh b: 1847 d: 3 MAY 1920
Eliza Ann Daysh b: 1851 d: 29 OCT 1914
Amy Sarah Oxley b: 1875 d: 17 SEP 1971
Herbert Harry Oxley b: 1876 d: 16 JUL 1929
Lillian Jessie Cobham b: 1879 d: 17 SEP 1965
Ernest Alfred Oxley b: 1878 d: 14 AUG 1959
Jane Elizabeth Potts b: 1880 d: 2 SEP 1971
Emily Daysh b: 1856 d: 31 OCT 1926
Henry Richard Hollis b: 1851 d: 3 SEP 1916
Susan Ings Daysh b: 1835 d: 26 APR 1921
Matthew Gaskin b: 1821 d: 22 SEP 1867
Elizabeth Gaskin b: 1854 d: 3 APR 1937
John William Kinniburgh b: 1848 d: 28 MAY 1928
John Herbert Kinniburgh b: 1876 d: 23 FEB 1940
Rita Kinniburgh b: 24 OCT 1900 d: 12 NOV 1980
Edward Ivan Parrington b: 1893 d: 1 JUL 1961
Ella Kinniburgh b: 22 MAR 1902 d: 9 OCT 1986
Clwyd Cleaver b: 1893 d: 9 FEB 1979
Rona Kinniburgh b: 1908
Victor Alexander Gaskin b: 1898 d: 18 NOV 1967
Percy James Kinniburgh b: 1878 d: 22 AUG 1972
Edith Marks b: 1878 d: 28 AUG 1967
Keith Kinniburgh b: 1905
Eva Jane Kinniburgh b: 1887 d: 26 MAY 1971
John Francis Teal Rogers b: 1882 d: 19 FEB 1936
Hilda Alice Kinniburgh b: 1 DEC 1882 d: 10 DEC 1882
Ellen Gaskin b: 1856 d: 10 JUL 1923
David Galloway b: 1844 d: 24 JUN 1911
Fanny Gaskin b: 1852 d: 22 JUN 1938
William Henry Bowater b: 1852 d: 27 SEP 1925
Harold Richard Bowater b: 1878 d: 1941
Matthew Gaskin b: 1857 d: 24 NOV 1937
Emma Jane Harris b: 1850 d: 5 SEP 1938
John Gaskin b: 1863
Henry Daysh b: 1859 d: 26 NOV 1936
Mary Ada Davey b: 1863 d: 5 AUG 1920
Norman John Daysh b: 1881 d: 20 JUN 1924
Harry Duff Daysh b: 1907
Norman Daysh b: 1909
Ada Myrtle Daysh b: 1882
Ivy Maud Marion Daysh b: 1884 d: 6 MAR 1960
Thomas Harry Pringle DAVEY b: 1885 d: 9 MAR 1962
Beatrice Maud DAVEY b: 28 NOV 1908 d: 1982
Harry Jack DAVEY b: 1911
Howard Thomas Daysh b: 5 MAY 1886 d: 16 SEP 1887
George Ings Daysh b: 1832 d: 15 SEP 1906
Elizabeth Daysh b: 1833 d: 16 DEC 1901
John Rayner b: 1838 d: 1 DEC 1903
John Newcombe Bland Rayner b: 1864 d: 21 JUL 1923
Elizabeth McWhirter Colway b: 1865 d: 18 NOV 1925
Benjamin Richard Rayner b: 1865 d: 19 JAN 1942
Maria Elizabeth Compton b: 1872 d: 23 MAY 1921
Elizabeth Helen Bland Rayner b: 1865 d: 30 JUL 1926
Tom Compton b: 1864 d: 26 APR 1924
William Evinson Rayner b: 1867 d: 8 JUL 1946
Thomas Ings Rayner b: 1869 d: 12 AUG 1921
Annie Harris b: 1867 d: 19 OCT 1937
Fred Bland Rayner b: 1871 d: 18 JUL 1871
Frances Rayner b: 1874
William Southee b: 1827 d: 14 JUN 1857
Esther Jane Southee b: 1855 d: 1 MAR 1926
George Gaskin b: 1846 d: 1 JUN 1917
Charlotte Elizabeth Gaskin b: 1875 d: 28 MAY 1881
Mary Ann Gaskin b: 1876 d: 25 NOV 1918
William Friend Knowles b: 1862 d: 14 MAY 1943
Leonard Matthew Gaskin b: 30 APR 1882
Hugh Ronald Turnbull Douglas b: 1880 d: 22 OCT 1949
Olive Evelyn Gaskin b: 1895 d: 2 OCT 1947
Leslie Gainsford Adams b: 29 JUL 1894 d: 25 JUL 1977
Leslie George Tyndall Adams b: 7 JAN 1918 d: 6 JUL 2003
Winifred Maud Adams b: 1920 d: 29 SEP 2012
Elizabeth Olive Adams b: 1924 d: 2 JAN 2002
Timothy Patrick Snee b: 1923 d: 27 OCT 1993
David Lawrence Adams b: 1928 d: 2001
Victor Alexander Gaskin b: 1898 d: 18 NOV 1967
Violet Cowley b: 1896 d: 23 DEC 1921
Rona Kinniburgh b: 1908
Alfred Southee b: 1854 d: 21 JUL 1937
Richmond Daysh b: 1837 d: 7 MAY 1917
Janet Cooper b: 1839 d: 4 NOV 1915
Mary Ann Daysh b: 1839 d: 24 MAY 1918
Edward Richard (Twin) Harris b: 15 JAN 1835 d: 18 AUG 1901
John Daysh b: 1841 d: 1 SEP 1932
Elizabeth Tannahill b: 1842 d: 27 DEC 1906
John Daysh b: 1863
Esther Daysh b: 1846 d: 6 MAR 1889
David James Mabey b: 1843 d: 19 NOV 1878
George Henry Mabey b: 1877 d: 16 DEC 1877
Helen Mabey b: 1875
Robert Thomas Mabey b: 1873 d: MAR 1945
Mary Knight b: 1879 d: 9 MAY 1959
Leslie Roland Mabey b: 1906 d: 4 AUG 1907
Elizabeth Mabey b: 1871 d: 11 MAY 1960
Charles Elliott b: 1863 d: 10 JUN 1926
Dorothy Elizabeth Elliott b: 8 JUN 1894
Leslie Charles Elliott b: 1 OCT 1899 d: 1992
Mary Esther Elliott b: 1888 d: 9 OCT 1929
Albert John Higginson b: 1881 d: 29 NOV 1962
Dulcie Elizabeth Higginson b: 3 MAY 1911 d: 1996
Kahu Ahipene d: 1973
Alfred Daysh b: 1854 d: 1 AUG 1940
Elizabeth Ann Sage b: 1860 d: 5 JUL 1929
Alfred Onslow Daysh b: 1889 d: 16 NOV 1966
Edith Maud Jounnax b: 1893 d: 25 JUL 1978
Alfred John Daysh b: 1884 d: 16 JUL 1885
Unknown Daysh b: 1878
Gladys May Daysh b: 1902
Henry Daysh b: 1877
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