Person Index

Devereux, Frederick William

Frederick William DEVEREUX
b: 1859
d: 17 MAR 1934
Devereux, Frederick William, Wholesale and Retail Butcher, Main Road, Lower Hutt. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. This business—the only one of the kind in the township—was established in 1856 by the late Mr. William Checkley Devereux, father of the present proprietor. The founder, whose portrait is reproduced herein, came to the Colony in 1855, per ship “Myrtle,” and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in
Photo with caption
The Late Mr. W. C. Devereux.
local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 — five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year. Mr. F. W. Devereux, who took over the business in 1886, does a good trade. The premises, which are freehold, include a two-story shop and dwelling. His slaughter-house, fitted with every modern appliance, is situated on the Main Road about a mile from the shop. Mr. Devereux was born at the Lower Hutt in 1859, and learned his business with his father, assisting in the management of the business for several years before taking it over on his own account. As an Oddfellow he has been a member of the Rose of the Valley Lodge for some eighteen years past. In musical matters, Mr. Devereux is a singer, and possesses a good tenor voice, which he is ever ready to use as a soloist for any local charity. He is also an amateur athlete, and, having studied the noble art of self-defence, has attained considerable renown as a boxer.
Title: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand 1897 [Wellington Provincial District]
from web site accessed 22/6/2011

Birth Registration
1859/842, Frederick William Devereux - no parents listed

Death Details
1934/2916, Frederick William Devereux, Aged: 74Y

Karori Cemetery Records
First Name: Frederick William
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Service Date: 17-04-1934 (sic)
Service Provided: Burial
Cemetery: Bolton St
Section: Public
Plot Number: 85.K
Record Number: 95654

Death Details
1934/2916, Frederick William Devereux, Aged: 74Y - Date of Death 17/3/1934 from Death Registration

could not see a Death Notice in Evening Post in online searchable newspapers

Probate Frederick William Devereux, Place: Auckland, Occ: Gentleman, AAOM 6029 54334, Filed: 11/4/1934, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Evening Post 2 May 1934
(By Telegraph—Press Association.)
Under the will of the late Mr. Frederick William Devereux, who died at Auckland on March 17, provision has been made for a gift of £500 to the Auckland Hospital Board, for the establishment and maintenance of free beds at Auckland Hospital, with a preference as to occupation to persons of the Chinese race.
Mr. Devereux had been deeply impressed with the integrity of the Chinese with whom he had had dealings as tenants of property owned by him at Christchurch.
  • 1859 - Birth -
  • 17 MAR 1934 - Death -
William Checkley DEVEREUX
1822 - 26 SEP 1887
Frederick William DEVEREUX
1859 - 17 MAR 1934
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) William Checkley DEVEREUX
Death26 SEP 1887
Marriageto ?
MFrederick William DEVEREUX
Death17 MAR 1934
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