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Judd, George

George JUDD
b: 1835
d: 12 AUG 1934
They had eight children, four born in England and four in New Zealand. It is remarkable that of the four children who died, two were a son and daughter born in England, and the other two were a New Zealand son and a daughter. The surviving children are Mr. John Kilmister and Mrs. Gardner, who were born in England, and Mr. James Kilmister and Mrs. George Judd, who was born in New Zealand. There are some 50 grandchildren and others to the fourth generation scattered throughout the colony.

Marriage Details
1868/7397, Bride: Mary Kilmister, Groom: George Judd

Evening Post 18 September 1928
JUDD - KILMISTER - On the 12th September, 1868, at the residence of the bride''s parents, Orangi Kaupapa, Karori, Wellington, by the Rev. R. Ward, George, second son of William and Ann Judd, to Mary, third daughter of John and Frances Kilmister (Diamond Wedding).

Evening Post 17 September 1918
Mr. and Mrs. G. Judd celebrated their golden wedding on the 12th September. Mr. Judd came out from Kent with his parents, when five years of age, in the ship- Martha Ridgeway, in 1840. Mrs. Judd was born in Aurora-terrace in 1818. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kilmister, who arrived in 1842, in the ship Lady Nugent. Their family consists of one son, Mr. G. F. Judd, of Waterloo-road, and six grandchildren, who reside at the Hutt.

Evening Post 12 June 1925
Mr. George Judd one of the oldest residents of Wellington, celebrated his 90th birthday recently at his home in Waiwetu road, Lower Hutt. Many friends and relative were present, and a number of toasts appropriate to the occasion were honoured. Mr. Judd was born at Maidstone, Kent, in 1835, and left England with his parents on the Martha Ridgway, arriving in New Zealand in 1840. Mr. Judd, who is a veteran of Gabriel''s Gully, has spent the greater part of his life in the Hutt Valley. Among those present were Mrs. Judd, who was born at Aurora terrace, Wellington, and Mr. James Judd, a brother of the nonogenarian, who was born in a blockhouse near the present Hutt Bridge during the Maori War.

Evening Post 18 September 1928
JUDD - KILMISTER - On the 12th September, 1868, at the residence of the bride''s parents, Orangi Kaupapa, Karori, Wellington, by the Rev. R. Ward, George, second son of William and Ann Judd, to Mary, third daughter of John and Frances Kilmister (Diamond Wedding).
Diamond Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. George Judd, well-known residents of Lower Hutt, celebrated their diamond wedding at the home of their son, Mr. G. F. Judd, 62, Waterloo road, Lower Hutt, on Sunday. Among those present were Mrs. J. Kilmister, Mr. and Mrs. Hankins, Mrs. Staples, Mrs. Herd, Mrs. Baumber, Mrs. W. Kilmister. Mrs. Hare, Mrs. Dickens (of Masterton), Mrs. Southee, Mrs. Keene, Mr. and Mrs. W. Judd, Mrs. Newcombe, nine grandchildren, and numerous friends. Mr. George Judd was born at Maidstone, Kent, in 1835, and came out to Wellington with his parents on the Martha Ridgway in 1840. Mrs. Judd was born in Aurora terrace in 1848. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kilmister, who arrived at Wellington in 1842 on the ship Lady Nugent, and who at the time of their death were aged 92 years and 91 years respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Judd have spent most of their lives in Wellington and Lower Hutt. Mr. John Kilmister, a brother of Mrs. Judd, and Mrs. Kilmister, a sister of Mr. Judd, celebrated their diamond wedding three years ago. Mrs. Kilmister was present on Sunday. Longevity is a characteristic of both the Judd and Kilmister families, Mr. John Kilmister being 92 years of age and his wife 85 years of age. Mr. James Judd, a brother of Mr. George Judd, who was also present on Sunday, is 82 years of age.

Evening Post 13 January 1934
Anniversary Day.
The Early Settlers and Historical Association of Wellington will hold its 94th birthday on January 22, Anniversary Day, when it is hoped to have as the guests of honour Mrs. Cornford, who landed in 1841, as a girl of twelve; Mr. George Judd, who landed in 1840, and is still hale and hearty. Many others, slightly younger, will, it is anticipated, be present to welcome them. On this occasion the roll of honour of the worthy pioneers of Wellington will be read, and thanks will be accorded to those whom the hand of time has spared.

Evening Post 23 January 1934
A social gathering of members of the Early Settlers and Historical Association of Wellington was held yesterday afternoon at the Oddfellows'' Hall, Clyde Quay. The president (Professor F. P. Wilson) occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance of members, their relatives, and friends.
As is usual on such occasions, the proceedings commenced with the singing of "All People That on Earth Do Dwell" and "0 God, Our Help in Ages Past," the two hymns which, were sung by the passengers who came by the early ships on their landing on the beach at Petone.
A resolution was adopted congratulating Archbishop Redwood on attaining his sixtieth year as a bishop, and according him all good wishes. Archbishop Redwood, who has taken a keen interest in the association, sent a letter of apology for his absence, and regretting his inability to be present.
Mr. W. Toomath, honorary secretary, read the roll of honour, as follows:— George Judd (arrived 1840 in the Martha Ridgway); Mrs. Cornford (1841, Gertrude), J. Daysh (1841, Gertrude), John. Kilmister (1841, Lady Nugent), Mrs. Harrison (1842, London), Mrs. Lowe (1847), Mrs. E. J. Brown (1843), Alfred Mills (1843), T. P. Allen (1845), Mrs. Player (1850), Mrs Ralph, Mr. Wright, W. B. Allen (1847), Miss C. Allen (1852), H. J. Claridge (1856), W. H. Smith (1855, New Era), Mrs. E. Chisholm (1855), George Pain, Mrs. Lloyd, Mark Maxton, and Sergeant-Major Bezar.
Mr. Toomath said that Mrs. Cornford, who is in her 104th year, still lived in Wellington.
Short addresses relating to the early days of Wellington were delivered by Mr. Mark Maxton and Mr. W. B. Allen; and Sergeant-Major Bezar gave reminiscences of his early military and later life.
Mr. Toomath asked the co-operation of members in securing records of early Wellington and the Dominion now in the possession of Mr. Louis E. Ward. These documents would be on view at a later date, and it was considered desirable that they should be purchased and placed in the Dominion Museum, now in course of construction.
The birthday cake of the association was cut by several of the oldest members present. Thanks were accorded to Mrs. Carter for decorations for the hall, to Mrs. Cole, of Ngaio, for bouquets for the ladies, and to Mesdames Elliott and McGowan for providing afternoon tea. A social hour was spent by members in recalling incidents of the early days of the city and adjacent districts.
Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from M. J. Compton (Masterton), Mr. George Pain (Martinborough), Miss Vile (Featherston), Mrs. Carman (Hutt).

Evening Post 24 May 1934
Mr. George Judd, of Lower Hutt, who will be 99 tomorrow. He is an early resident of the Hutt Valley.

Evening Post 26 May 1934
Eighty old settlers of Wellington Province met at the Oddfellows'' Hall, Clyde Quay, yesterday, to honour Mr. George Judd upon the occasion of the anniversary of his 99th birthday. Mr. Judd was the guest of the Early Settlers'' and Historical Association of Wellington, and Mr. W. Toomath, vice-president, presided in the absence of the president, Professor P. P. Wilson.
The warm congratulations of the Governor-General, Lord Bledisloe, and of Lady Bledisloe were expressed to Mr. Judd in a telegram read by Mr. Toomath .
The gathering was a merry one, and Mr. Judd was showered with congratulations and good wishes, to which he responded with smiles and quips and sallies. He was remarkably well and in full possession of his faculties. Last year, suffering from a heavy cold, he was confined to his bed, but listened to a broadcast of the proceedings. His present good health was the more remarkable and added to the enthusiasm displayed.
The guest was welcomed in fitting style by Mr. Toomath. People often remarked to him, he said, that there were no monuments to the early settlers. That made him smile. In the course of one man''s lifetime the thatched roofs and earthen floors of Maori whares had given place to the palatial buildings of today, to gas, electricity, and radio.
"If you say we want monuments to our early settlers — there is our monument; the achievements of the years, declared Mr. Toomath. Early settlers had not been oil paintings, and did not pretend to be, but they were sterling men and women.
There was a huge birthday cake, decorated with silver beads, displaying the date of Mr. Judd''s birth, his years, and congratulations. Mr. Judd made the first cut in the cake, and seventeen ladies attached to the Judd family and representative of four generations, pursued the task to the end. Over forty members of the Judd family were present.
Musical items were contributed by Miss Edna Parton and elocutionary items by Mrs. and Miss Williams. Apologies for absence and congratulations were received from Mr. Mark Maxton, of Greytown, Mr. George Pain of Martinborough, and Mrs. Ralph. The ladies'' committee, consisting of Mesdames Carter, Elliott, Lumsden, and MeGowan, served afternoon tea

Death Details
1934/12565, George Judd, 99Y - Date of Death 12/8/1934 from Death Registration

Evening Post 13 August 1934
Mr. George Judd, who was in his 100th year, died yesterday at his residence, Back Waiwetu Road, Lower Hutt. It is illustrative of the brief period of the remarkable development of this country that the late Mr. Judd, who landed as a boy of five with his parents in 1840, saw it in practically its entirety.
The family arrived in the Martha Ridgway, and almost immediately moved from Wellington to the Hutt Valley, which was then all bush, with a few Maori clearings, people passing through the forest by rough tracks. Most interesting reminiscences of those far-away days were contained in an interview given to "The Post" by the late Mr. Judd on the eve of his last birthday, May 25. Until the attack on the Boulcott Farm, Mr. Judd stated, the Maoris were friendly, but after that it was a difficult matter to pass through to the Upper Hutt. In the dense bush there were thousands of native birds, and native pigeons formed a large part of the settlers'' diet. When he arrived at Wellington, settlers could only reach the Hutt by travelling along the beach, or taking a boat. Then the only means of land transport was by packhorse, though later a cart track was formed.
In the old days the channel of the Hutt River was only about a third of its present width, but the water was no deeper then than now. There were some bad floods in the old days, partly due to the narrowness of the channel. On one occasion he recollected that there was not a dry spot in the Hutt Valley on this side of the gorges. Shortly after coming to the Hutt there was a flood in which there was 3ft 6in of water over their lands. In one night there were two floods, and the explanation for this was that before the great earthquake of 1855 the Hutt River had a much better outlet than now, and when the tide went out the water drained away, but the incoming tide caused the water to bank up again. Mr. Judd could remember seeing his younger brother''s cradle floating round the room during a flood.
There were severe earthquakes in Wellington in 1848, but the worst was in 1855. The falling of badly-built brick buildings gave Wellington residents a preference for wood as a building material. Well-built wooden houses stood up to the 1855 earthquake well when only one chimney was left standing, and only one bakehouse could operate. The bed of the harbour rose 3ft 9in all round. The weather was no colder now, in his opinion, than then, but the loss of the bush made the winds felt more keenly. He had seen the Hutt Valley change from thick bush to good farm land, but had not been a farmer, engaging in other pursuits.
Mr. Judd remained in Wellington until 1860, when he went to Otago, and joined the Gabriel''s Gully rush in 1861, getting a little gold. In Southland, where he spent five years, he obtained a contract from the Southland Government to build several bridges. He spent two years on the West Coast, fruitlessly searching for gold, and returned to Wellington in 1868. The worst of the Maori trouble was over during his absence, but he trained with the militia. Mr. Judd lived in Wellington itself for thirty years, and for twenty years worked with Staples'' brewery.
Mr. Judd''s ninety-ninth birthday was honoured by the congratulations of the Governor-General, Lord Bledisloe, and Lady Bledisloe, telegraphed and read to him at a meeting of the Early Settlers'' and Historical Association of Wellington.
Mrs. Judd predeceased her husband four years ago. Mr. G. F. Judd, of Wellington, a son, is the remaining member of the family.

Evening Post 15 August 1934
The esteem in which the late Mr. George Judd, who died on Sunday in his 100th year, was held was shown by the large attendance at the funeral, which took place at the Taita Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The Rev. H. E. K. Fry officiated at the services. The pall-bearers were all nephews of the late Mr. Judd — Messrs. H. H., A.S., P., L., N., and E. Judd. Professor F. P. Wilson (president), Mrs. C. E. Carter (vice-president), Mr. W. Toomath (secretary), and Mrs. Blackey represented the Early Settlers'' Association. Representatives of the Forresters'' Lodge, Mr. W. H. P. Barber, Mr. W. Hood, Mr. M. J. Hodgins, and many others were present.

Probate George Judd, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Settler, AAOM 6029 55088, Filed: 20/8/1934, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Death Details
1930/3266, Mary Judd, Aged: 81Y - Date of Death 14/4/1930 from Death Registration

Evening Post 14 April 1930
JUDD.- On the 14th April, Mary, the beloved wife of George Judd, of Waiwetu road, Lower Hutt, in her 82nd year.
THE Funeral of the late Mary Judd will leave her late residence, Waiwetu road, Lower Hutt, To-morrow, Tuesday, 15th April, 1930, at 2.30 p.m., for the Cemetery, Taita.
Main street, Lower Hutt.
Telephone 89.
  • 1835 - Birth -
  • 12 AUG 1934 - Death -
George JUDD
1835 - 12 AUG 1934
Ann Unknown
1810 - 23 APR 1870
Family Group Sheet - Child
Marriageto Ann Unknown
Marriageto Unknown
PARENT (F) Ann Unknown
Death23 APR 1870
Marriageto William JUDD
MDavid Judd
Death10 SEP 1916
Marriage1878to Sarah Jane PARKER
Marriage20 AUG 1913to Elizabeth McIntyre
Death24 DEC 1930
Marriage1869to Ann Elizabeth Ralph
Marriage1853to Catherine Eddy Thomas
MStephen JUDD
Death29 JUN 1890
Marriage1863to Fanny Frances Kilmister
FHarriet JUDD
Birth6 JAN 1841Petone
Death17 MAR 1918
Marriage1857to Thomas Jackson
FHenrietta JUDD
Death23 APR 1928
Marriage1868to Robert Hall
FElizabeth JUDD
Death11 APR 1915
Marriage1869to James Kilmister
MGeorge JUDD
Death12 AUG 1934
Marriage1868to Mary Kilmister
FSarah Ann Judd
Death17 NOV 1931
Marriage1864to John Kilmister
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
Death12 AUG 1934
Marriage1868to Mary Kilmister
FatherWilliam JUDD
MotherAnn Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Kilmister
Death14 APR 1930
Marriage1868to George JUDD
FatherJohn Kilmister
MotherFrances Nicol
MGeorge Frederick JUDD
Death6 SEP 1936
Marriage1902to Miriam Blanche Dalrymple Ackroyd
Descendancy Chart
George JUDD b: 1835 d: 12 AUG 1934
Mary Kilmister b: 1848 d: 14 APR 1930
George Frederick JUDD b: 1872 d: 6 SEP 1936
Frederick Algar Dyson JUDD b: 1904 d: 1969
Erica Blanche Edith JUDD b: 1905 d: 1981
Arthur Robert Horn b: 1904 d: 1972
George Allen Leigh JUDD b: 1907 d: 1971
Dorothy Mary JUDD b: 1902 d: 8 FEB 1975
Walter Morgan Southee b: 1898 d: 11 JUL 1941
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