Person Index

Fox, James William

James William Fox
b: 1835
d: 30 AUG 1884
Christ Church''s Web Site
184 FOX Alan Charles James
184 FOX Charles
184 FOX George William
184 FOX Helen
184 FOX Janet Mary
184 FOX Vivienne Claire
42 FOX Helen
42 FOX James
42 FOX Lydia/John/Alfred

Listed under Taita
NZPO 1880 - 81 Fox J. bricklayer

William was engaged to work for 18 months by Clyde Trusty. William married soon after arrival in Wellington to a fellow passenger Elizabeth DUGALD on the 5th April 1840. William and Elizabeth had 11 children, 7 girls and 4 boys. A daughter Helen (sic) Burns was born 16th May 1841. The witness to the birth from the records is given as Alex Yule and spouse. They were on the same ship as William and Elizabeth. William and Elizabeth originally lived in Petoni but later they lived in Taita. William worked as a carpenter and as a pit sawyer and a shingle splitter. Their daughter Helen was married at age 17 in their house at Taita to James William FOX who was farming in Taita. William was on the first jury list in Wellington, in 1848, and he was also a member of the "Hutt Militia" in the 1840’s. He is listed in the Electoral Roll for Hutt in 1865. William died at Wainui-o-mata on the 20th June 1876 and is buried there but the gravesite is unknown. He died of a heart attack after a bout of bronchitis. Anyone interested in this family please contact Tony Christiansen
from web site accesses 9 Dec 2011

Birth Details
1840/199, Helen Burns Tannahill, Book 61 - no parents listed
1840/463, Helen Burns Tannahill, Mother: Elizabeth, Father: William

Marriage Details
1859/2744, Bride: Helen Burns Tannahill, Groom: James William Fox

Death Details
1884/2593, James William Fox, Aged: 49Y - Date of Death 30/8/1884 (sic) from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record James Fox, Date: 30/8/1883 (sic), Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscription, Reference: 139
Hutt Valley Cemetery Record James William Fox, Date: 30/8/1884 (sic), Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Record

Evening Post 1 September 1884
FOX.- On 30th August, 1884, at the Taita, James William Fox, aged 49 years. Napier papers please copy.

could not see a Funeral Notice

Death Details
1914/7814, Helen Burns Fox, Aged: 73Y - Date of Death 7/11/1914 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Helen Fox, Date: 7/11/1914, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records and Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 139

could not see a Death notice in online searchable newspapers

Evening Post 29 November 1937
It may not be generally known that the oldest Anglican church in the Wellington Diocese, is the picturesque little Christ Church at Taita, in the Huty Valley. Among the many parishioners and friends gathered at Taita Hall on Saturday afternoon for the bazaar and fancy dress parade arranged by the church members was a family of children, with their mother and grandmother, the last-mentioned being the daughter of Mrs. J. W. Fox, who was born at Taita in 1842, and remembers the building of this church.
The bazaar on Saturday was opened by Mrs. H. E. K. Fry, who thanked all for their attendance, making special reference to those of other denominations, whose friendly support, she said, she would be glad to reciprocate.
Speeches were also made by Mr. Gordon Giesen, and by Mr. A. S. Kempthorne (superintendent of Christ Church Sunday School), who remarked upon the gratifying attendance each Sunday, despite the scattered nature of the district.
The many, varied, and original costumes in the children''s fancy dress parade were judged by Mrs. Gordon Giesen, who presented prizes to Mildred Claughton (sailorman), Waldo Chamberlain (dragon), Margaret Page (knitting), Alan Page (golliwog), and to the little ones Margaret Hamilton (fairy) and lan Mac Arthur (sailor).
The stalls and stall holders were:— Fancy work, Mesdames Cording, Warder, and Burborough; produce, Mesdames Tustin and G. August, Miss August; ice cream and sweets, Mrs. Pudney; cakes, Mesdames Wright and Maycroft; darts, Len Burborough and T. Fuge; Aunt Sally, D. Maycroft and G. Cooper. Afternoon tea, arranged by Mesdames Balls, Rothnie, Gorrie, MacArthur, and Buck, was served on long tables decorated with brilliant yellow flowers, and was particularly enjoyed by the children.
The committee, who were congratulated on a most successful function, comprised Mesdames Buck, L. D. Balls, Austin, MacArthur, F. Gorrie, Maycroft, Wright, G. August, E. Fuge, and Miss Eileen August.
The Rev. H. E. K. Fry and the Rev. T. F. Fagg rendered great assistance.

Christ Church Cemetery Headstone Reads
In Loving Memory
DIED AUG 30. 1883. (sic) AGED 49.
DIED NOV 7. 1914. AGED 73.
  • 1835 - Birth -
  • 30 AUG 1884 - Death -
James William Fox
1835 - 30 AUG 1884
Family Group Sheet - Child
MJames William Fox
Death30 AUG 1884
Marriage1859to Helen Burns Tannahill
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James William Fox
Death30 AUG 1884
Marriage1859to Helen Burns Tannahill
PARENT (F) Helen Burns Tannahill
Death7 NOV 1914
Marriage1859to James William Fox
FatherWilliam Tannahill
MotherElizabeth DUGALD
FJanet Ann Fox
Death27 JUL 1942
Marriage16 FEB 1888to Edwin Douglas Seldon Buck
FMary Ann Fox
Death20 JUL 1960
Marriage10 JUN 1891to Henry George Brooks
MCharles Fox
Death18 OCT 1942
Marriage1909to Helen Liddle Eade
MJohn Fox
Death4 JUL 1888
FLydia Mary Fox
MGeorge Alexander Fox
Death8 DEC 1909
Marriage6 JUL 1885to Elizabeth Pope
FMatidla Fox
FEmily Agnes Fox
Death28 DEC 1936
Marriage15 JUL 1891to William John Blows
FElizabeth Priscilla Fox
Death28 JUL 1925
Marriage18 AUG 1881to James COLLETT
MJames William FOX
Death21 FEB 1916
Marriage3 JAN 1894to Hannah Jane COTTLE
Descendancy Chart
James William Fox b: 1835 d: 30 AUG 1884
Helen Burns Tannahill b: 1841 d: 7 NOV 1914
Janet Ann Fox b: 1866 d: 27 JUL 1942
Edwin Douglas Seldon Buck b: 23 MAR 1860 d: 17 JUN 1932
Ida Mary Buck b: 1889 d: 7 APR 1965
Leonard David Balls b: 1892 d: 3 AUG 1943
Thelma Balls b: 1919 d: 1999
Cecil Maude Herbert b: 1903 d: 21 OCT 1990
Maurice Edwin David Balls b: 1921 d: 2004
Nancy Eileen McNicol b: 1926 d: 2008
Noel Lloyd Balls b: 1924 d: 14 AUG 1991
Evelyn June McNabb b: 1924 d: 2008
Mary Ann Fox b: 1872 d: 20 JUL 1960
Henry George Brooks b: 1866 d: 10 DEC 1948
Dororthy Brooks b: 1892 d: 8 SEP 1977
Charles Fox b: 1879 d: 18 OCT 1942
Helen Liddle Eade b: 1889 d: 16 NOV 1956
George William Fox b: 30 APR 1910 d: 6 JUL 1975
Edna Lilian Park Oliver b: 1919 d: 13 JUL 2008
Alan Charles James Fox b: 3 NOV 1911 d: 19 APR 1980
Janet Mary Trembath b: 1915 d: 10 APR 1992
John Fox b: 1876 d: 4 JUL 1888
Lydia Mary Fox b: 1866 d: 1867
George Alexander Fox b: 1864 d: 8 DEC 1909
Elizabeth Pope b: 1863 d: 2 FEB 1930
Matidla Fox b: 1882
Emily Agnes Fox b: 1873 d: 28 DEC 1936
William John Blows b: 1869 d: 5 AUG 1946
Elizabeth Priscilla Fox b: 1859 d: 28 JUL 1925
James COLLETT b: 1846 d: 25 JUL 1930
Ethel Ellen COLLETT b: 1882 d: 19 MAY 1932
George Bull b: 1882 d: 28 APR 1949
Ernest James COLLETT b: 1884 d: 24 MAY 1969
Daisy Elise Walton b: 1885 d: 20 JUL 1964
Elsie Tui Collett b: 1909 d: 1 APR 1982
Fergus Kenneth MacFARLANE b: 1908 d: 19 SEP 1981
Velda Elizabeth COLLETT b: 1913 d: 14 MAY 1998
Ida Vera COLLETT b: 1916 d: 20 NOV 2004
Maxwell Harry Turvey b: 1914 d: 22 AUG 2004
Elsie Jane COLLETT b: 1893 d: 1969
Arthur Paul Anders Hansen b: 1887 d: 1973
James William FOX b: 1861 d: 21 FEB 1916
Hannah Jane COTTLE b: 1866 d: 11 NOV 1942
Alfred William FOX b: 1898 d: 22 JAN 1899
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