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Kilmister, James

James Kilmister
b: 1845
d: 22 SEP 1914
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
1869/5802, Bride: Elizabeth Judd, Groom: James Kilmister

1893 Electoral Roll Elizabeth Kilmister, Electorate: Otaki, No: 3359, Residence: Belmont, Occ: Settler

Death Details
1914/5534, James Kilminster (sic), Aged: 69Y - Date of Death 22/9/1914 from Death Registration

Evening Post 23 September 1914
THE Friends of the late James Kilmister (sic) are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G. A. McIlvride, Bridge-street, Lower Hutt, To-morrow, Thursday, 24th September, 1914, at 2.30 p.m., for the Taita Cemetery. J. R. CROFT, Undertaker, Hutt and Petone.
An old identity of the Hutt Valley, and a well-known and highly-respected settler, Mr. James Kilminster (sic), met his death under tragic circumstances yesterday. Just before 3 o''clock he was returning to his home at Belmont, and his track led him across the railway line. He was deaf, and did not hear an approaching train, nor did the engine driver see him until an accident occurred. Mr. Kilminster (sic) was knocked down and dragged some distance before the train could be pulled up. An examination showed that he had sustained a severe injury to his side. He was immediately taken to Upper Hutt for medical treatment, and from there ordered to the Hospital. He was admitted to the institution shortly after 5 o''clock, and died a few minutes later. The late Mr. Kilminster (sic) lived by himself (sic) at Belmont. He was a farmer, and was born in Wellington seventy-six (sic) years ago. An inquest will be held to-morrow.

Evening Post 26 September 1914
A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned by Mr. D. G. A. Cooper, S.M., to-day, after hearing the evidence at the inquest on James Kilminster (sic), who was killed by a railway train at Belmont on Tuesday last. The Coroner added that no blame was attachable to anybody, and that everything possible had been done to avoid an accident.

Probate James Kilmister, Place: Belmont, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death 22/9/1914, AAOM 6029 17031, Filed: 23/11/1914, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
Death Details
1915/3400, Elizabeth Kilmister, Aged: 62Y - Date of Death 11/4/1915 from Death Registration - so born circa 1853

Evening Post 12 April 1915
KILMISTER- On the 11th April, 1915, at Otaki Railway, Elizabeth Kilmister, relice of late J. Kilmister; aged 62 years

Probate Elizabeth Kilmister, Place: Otaki, Date of Death 11/4/1915, AAOY W3298 55, Filed: 20/7/1915, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington



Birth Details
1872/6123, Frances Maude M Kilmister - no parents listed

Marriage Details
1893/2224, Bride: Frances Maud Mary Kilmister, Groom: George Alexander McIleride (sic)

Evening Post 29 November 1935
McILVRIDE.- On November 28, 1935, at Wellington, George Alexander, beloved husband of Frances Maud Mary McIlvride, of Petone; aged 62 years.
THE Friends of the late George Alexander McIlvride are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his son''s residence at No. 29 Jessie Street, Petone, Saturday, November 30, 1935, at 2 p.m., for the Taita Cemetery.
Lower Hutt and Petone.
Tel. 63-828.

Evening Post 10 March 1939
McILVRIDE.- On March 9, 1939, at 124 Hutt Road, Petone, Frances Maud Mary, beloved mother of Mera; aged 66 years. No mourning by request.
  • 1845 - Birth -
  • 22 SEP 1914 - Death -
John Kilmister
1808 - 25 FEB 1904
James Kilmister
1845 - 22 SEP 1914
Frances Nicol
1810 - 26 FEB 1904
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Kilmister
Death25 FEB 1904
Marriageto Frances Nicol
PARENT (F) Frances Nicol
Death26 FEB 1904
Marriageto John Kilmister
MHenry Kilmister
Death16 NOV 1881
Marriage1870to Elizabeth George
MWilliam Kilmister
Death1 MAY 1884
FElizabeth Kilmister
Death6 NOV 1887
Marriage1873to Frederick Joe Oxley
FFanny Frances Kilmister
Death22 JUL 1902
Marriage1863to Stephen JUDD
FMary Kilmister
Death14 APR 1930
Marriage1868to George JUDD
MJohn Kilmister
Death11 OCT 1937
Marriage1864to Sarah Ann Judd
FLucy Kilmister
Birth1834Gloucestershire, England
Death1 APR 1922
Marriage1851to Henry Hubert Gardiner
MJames Kilmister
Death22 SEP 1914
Marriage1869to Elizabeth JUDD
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Kilmister
Death22 SEP 1914
Marriage1869to Elizabeth JUDD
FatherJohn Kilmister
MotherFrances Nicol
PARENT (F) Elizabeth JUDD
Death11 APR 1915
Marriage1869to James Kilmister
FatherWilliam JUDD
MotherAnn Unknown
Descendancy Chart
James Kilmister b: 1845 d: 22 SEP 1914
Elizabeth JUDD b: 1853 d: 11 APR 1915
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