Person Index

Gaskin, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gaskin
b: 1854
d: 3 APR 1937
Birth Details
1854/377, Elizabeth Gaskin - no parent listed

Marriage Details
1875/857, Bride: Elizabeth Gaskin, Groom: John William Kinniburgh - Date of Marriage 10/4/1875 from Marriage Details

Evening Post 28 April 1875
On the 10th inst, at Cuba-street, by the Rev. W. Morley, J. W. Kinniburgh to Elizabeth Gaskin, both of Wellington

Death Details
1928/2120, John William Kinniburgh, Aged: 80Y - Date of Death 28/5/1928 from Death Registration

Evening Post 31 May 1928
By the death of Mr. John William Kinniburgh, which occurred on Monday at the Wellington Hospital, there was lost to Wellington one of its oldest residents. Mr. Kinniburgh''s parents came to Wellington in the sailing ship George Fife, in 1842, and he was born in Cuba street eighty years ago. Originally a cabinetmaker by trade, he later joined the staff of the Wellington Harbour Board, with which he was associated for thirty-six years, and was well known on the waterfront as storeman. Those who remember the running to this port from Foxton and other ports of the Queen of the South will recall the late Mr. Kinniburgh intimately. He took his part in the efforts of the fraternity of those earlier days for the good of the city. In the early days of the Wellington Garrison Band he played the big drum, and he was one of the earliest life members of the Wellington Working Men''s Club. Retired for some years, Mr. Kinniburgh enjoyed perfect health almost to the end, and passed peacefully away. He leaves a widow, two sons — Messrs. John Herbert Kinniburgh and Percy James Kinniburgh, of Wellington — and a daughter — Mrs. Rogers, of Auckland. He was the only brother of a large family of sisters, most of whom survive him, and all of whom are well known to old Wellington residents. They are Mesdames Elizabeth Brown, Helen Stafford, Carman, W. Widdop, C. E. Macintosh, Waters (Auckland), C. Murray (Greytown), and Charles Hill. Mr. James Kinniburgh, first Mayor of Avondale, is a surviving brother.

Evening Post 2 June 1928
MRS. E. KINNIBURGH and Family, 24, Pirie street, thank their numerous friends, also Harbour staff and Lodge members for kind expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement.

Evening Post 24 January 1928
The roll of honour read by the acting-secretary contained the names of nine ladies and gentleman actually present who had either arrived or been born in the colony between 1840 and 1856. They were Mr. George Judd, arrived 1840: Mrs Sinclair (nee Walker), arrived in the ship Arab in 1841; Mrs. Cornford (nee Shotter), arrived 1841; Mrs. E. J. Brown (nee Kinniburgh), born in New Zealand 1843; Miss E. H. Allen, arrived 1849; Mrs Player (nee Stratford), arrived 1850; Mr. Mark Maxton born in New Zealand, 1853; Mrs. Chisholm (nee Allen) arrived 1855; and Mrs. Harvey, arrived 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Marton, now of Nelson, who have been married 67 years, were present with their son.

Evening Post 16 February 1933
Ninetieth Birthday.
Mrs. E. J. Brown, who is living with her sister, Mrs. A. Carman, Mellings Road, Lower Hutt, will celebrate her ninetieth birthday on Sunday, February 19. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Kinniburgh, of Dover, Kent, arrived at Wellington by the ship George Fife in November, 1842. Mrs. Brown was born on February 19, 1843, at the government Depot, Thorndon. She is the eldest of a family of eight daughters and three sons, all of whom were born in Wellington. For many years the family lived in Manners Street, and were there when the big earthquake occurred in 1848. They removed later to Cuba Street, and, experienced the earthquake of 1855. The old family home in Cuba Street was on the site now occupied by the Burlington Arcade. Mr. W. G. D. Brown, of Palmer Street, is the only son of Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Sarah Bull and Mrs. Brown are the oldest Wellington-born residents now living.

Evening Post 18 February 1933
The ninetieth birth day anniversary of Mrs. E. T. Brown (formerly Miss Elizabeth Kinniburgh), which occurs tomorrow, provides a link with the very early days of Wellington. On November 7, 1842, there arrived in Wellington Harbour, after a passage, of five months from Gravesend, the ship George Fife, 460 tons, Captain. George Pyke, under charter to the New Zealand Company, bringing with her a full complement of immigrants to the new colony.
Her passenger list, contained the names of 19 married couples, 3 single men, 2 single women, 6 children under fourteen, 13 children under seven, and 4 children under one year old. It is interesting to note that the great fire on Lambton Quay occurred two days later, whilst the passengers were still on the ship, and that a number of them thought of continuing their journey to some other destination, thinking that the town would never recover from this disaster.
A number of the passengers who came to New Zealand by this ship became well known later in public life, including such men as Mr. (later Sir George) Clifford, then aged 29, Mr. (later Sir William) Fox, then aged 30, and his wife, Mr. H. D. Vavasour, of Marlborough, the Hon. C. A. Dillon, and Mr. Henry Redwood, with his wife and four sons and four daughters, one of these sons, then three years of age, being the Archbishop Redwood of later days.
Also among the passengers were a Dr. David and Mrs. Jane Kinniburgh, who settled in the town. On February 19, in the following year (1843) a daughter, Elizabeth, was born to them at Thorndon, somewhere near, where Pipitea Street now is, and she will celebrate her ninetieth birthday tomorrow Mrs. E. T. Brown, whose husband died many years ago, is quite well, and is very interesting to talk to, having many reminiscences of the early days. She has one son, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. At present she is living with her sister, Mrs. Annie Carman, at Melling, Lower Hutt. Mrs. Carman reached her eighty-seventh birthday last Sunday, having been born in Catchpole Lane (where Herbert Street now is), just by the old Manners Street Methodist Church, which was burnt down on February 12, 1846. Mrs. Carman had six sons (four still living) and two daughters (living), sixteen grandchildren and twelve greatgrandchildren. .
The family altogether comprised eight sisters and three brothers, the Kinniburgh sisters being well remembered by all old residents. Of these sisters Mrs. Widdop, Mrs. Murray (Greytown), Mrs. C. D. McIntosh, and Mrs. Stafford are dead, but in addition to Mrs. Carman and Mrs. Brown two other sisters are living ��� Mrs. C. T. Hill and Mrs. Waters (Auckland). Mr. Jim Kinniburgh (Auckland) is the only son living.
The family lived first at Thorndon. then at Catchpole Lane, Manners Street, but later for some time (till the death of Mr. Kinniburgh) in Cuba Street, on what was later the southern end of Te Aro House, or what is now the Burlington Arcade. Here they had a small shop and an orchard behind. Mrs. Kinniburgh died in 1908, aged 91.

Karori Cemetery Record
Age: 80
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Occupation: Retired
Service Date: 31-05-1928
Service Provided: Burial
Cemetery: Karori
Section: PUBLIC2
Plot Number: 130 X
Record Number: 19830

Karori Cemetery Records
Deceased Date: 03-04-1937
Service Date: 05-04-1937
Service Provided: Cremation
Cemetery: Karori Crematorium
Record Number: 1876
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Service Date: 06-04-1937
Service Provided: Burial
Cemetery: Karori
Section: PUBLIC2
Plot Number: 130 X
Record Number: 19831

Death Details
1937/21528, Elizabeth Kinniburgh, Aged: 83Y

Karori Cemetery Record
Loving Memory John William Kinniburgh died 27 May 1928 aged 80 years
Elizabeth Kinniburgh died 3 April 1937 aged 83 years
John, Percy, Eva

Evening Post 3 April 1937
KINNIBURGH.- On April 3, 1937, at Woodleigh Private Hospital, Elizabeth, widow of the late John William Kinniburgh; aged 83 years. (Private interment.)
Evening Post 5 April 1937
Mrs. Elizabeth Kinniburgh, whose death took place at Woodleigh Private Hospital on Saturday, was born at Taita 83 years ago, and was the widow of the late John Wm. Kinniburgh, who predeceased her by nine years. For many years Mrs. Kinniburgh took an active interest in the Methodist Church and was much esteemed for her many acts of kindness. She is survived by two sons, Messrs. John Herbert and Percy James, and one daughter, Mrs. Eva Rogers

Probate Elizabeth Kinniburgh, Place: Wellington, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6029 60462, Filed: 21/4/1937, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1854 - Birth - ; Taita
  • 3 APR 1937 - Death -
Matthew Gaskin
1821 - 22 SEP 1867
Elizabeth Gaskin
1854 - 3 APR 1937
John Ings Daysh
1805 - 7 MAY 1902
Susan Ings Daysh
1835 - 26 APR 1921
Elizabeth Clarke
1807 - 2 DEC 1870
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Matthew Gaskin
Death22 SEP 1867
Marriage1845to Charlotte Valler
Marriage1852to Susan Ings Daysh
FatherJohn Gaskin
MotherHannah Unknown
PARENT (F) Susan Ings Daysh
Death26 APR 1921
Marriage1852to Matthew Gaskin
FatherJohn Ings Daysh
MotherElizabeth Clarke
FElizabeth Gaskin
Death3 APR 1937
Marriage10 APR 1875to John William Kinniburgh at Cuba Street, Wellington
FEllen Gaskin
Death10 JUL 1923
Marriage28 JAN 1874to David Galloway at At The Residence Of Mr Peter McEwen
FFanny Gaskin
Death22 JUN 1938
Marriage9 MAY 1874to William Henry Bowater at Wesleyan Chapel, Manners Street, Wellington
MMatthew Gaskin
Death24 NOV 1937
Marriage1882to Emma Jane Harris
MJohn Gaskin
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John William Kinniburgh
Death28 MAY 1928
Marriage10 APR 1875to Elizabeth Gaskin at Cuba Street, Wellington
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Gaskin
Death3 APR 1937
Marriage10 APR 1875to John William Kinniburgh at Cuba Street, Wellington
FatherMatthew Gaskin
MotherSusan Ings Daysh
MJohn Herbert Kinniburgh
Death23 FEB 1940
Marriage1899to Caroline Unknown
MPercy James Kinniburgh
Death22 AUG 1972
Marriage1904to Edith Marks
FEva Jane Kinniburgh
Death26 MAY 1971
Marriage1909to John Francis Teal Rogers
FHilda Alice Kinniburgh
Birth1 DEC 1882
Death10 DEC 1882
Descendancy Chart
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
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