Person Index

Kilmister, Lucy

Lucy Kilmister
b: 1834
d: 1 APR 1922
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 (sic), 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.
Lady Nugent sailed from Gravesend 10th October 1840 and arrived in Port Nicholson 18th March 1841.
Names as on passenger lists
Kilminster, John, Aged: 32, Cooper
Kilmister, Frances, Aged: 30
Kilmister, Son, Aged: 8
Kilmister, Daughter, Aged: 6
Kilmister, Son, Aged: 4
Kilmister, Son, Aged: 1

Marriage Details
1851/1422, Bride Lucy Kilmister, Groom: Henry Hubert Gardiner

Wellington Independent 2 January 1858
On Dec. 30th, and Inquest was held by Dr. Buck, at Mr. Benges house, Taitai, on the body of Alice Gardiner, a child under 2 years of age. It appeared that on the afternoon of Dec. 29, it was playing with other children about the place; it strayed away from the rest; it was not missed for a short time, and when search was made it was found in a stream, quite dead, into which it had fallen. Verdict, Accidental death

Death Details
1922/3680, Lucy Gardiner, Aged: 88Y - Date of Death 1/4/1922 from Death Registration

Evening Post 7 April 1922
Another of the dwindling band of pioneers who have spent four score and more years in New Zealand and seen the development of the settlement at Port Nicholson since its infancy, passed away this past week in the person of Mrs. L. Gardiner. Born in the county of Gloucestershire in 1834, the late Mrs. Gardiner arrived in Wellington in March, 1841, by the ship Lady Nugent, with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Kilmister. As a girl, with her parents, she endured the hardships and privations of many of our early settlers of this period. Moving with her parents later to a selection on the Porirua-road, she remembered the time the family grew their own wheat and ground it into flour, in a coffee mill until such time as with their neighbours they clubbed together and bought a small hand mill for their general use. In the later forties, her father being engaged on the construction of roads in that district, she entered the service of Mrs. Russell, wife of Captain Russell, of the 58th Regiment, when stationed at Pahautanui. In 1852 she married the late Mr. H. H. Gardiner, then of H.M. Surrey ship Acheron. Mr. Gardiner having to proceed to Sydney before obtaining his discharge, Mrs. Gardiner went there also. After three years'' residence in Sydney, Mr. Gardiner, who had travelled and seen a good deal of the world, returned to Wellington, accompanied by his wife. The late Mrs. Gardiner had a distinct recollection of the earthquake in ''55, and used to relate how on the occasion, of the biggest quake — they were then residing at Kaiwarra — the chimney was shaken down, and shortly after some of the Native women living nearby came into the whare through the opening made by the falling chimney. Mrs. Gardiner, with the exception of the time in Sydney and a short stay in Christchurch, lived the whole of her life in Wellington, at one time residing in Cuba-street, in the days when that street was more residential than business, near the present site of C. Smith''s. Mr. Gardiner predeceased his wife some thirty years. She is survived (of a family of six) by four children, viz., Mrs. R. H. Hankins, Mrs. F. A. Staples, Mrs. G. E. Godber, and Mr. F. W. Gardiner, also by twenty-five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, five of whom are in Australia. A brother, Mr. John Kilmister, who also arrived on the Lady Nugent, aged five years, also survives her.

Probate Lucy Gardiner, Place: Wellington, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6029 32236, Filed: 16/5/1922, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1834 - Birth - ; Gloucestershire, England
  • 1 APR 1922 - Death -
John Kilmister
1808 - 25 FEB 1904
Lucy Kilmister
1834 - 1 APR 1922
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) Henry Hubert Gardiner
Marriage1851to Lucy Kilmister
PARENT (F) Lucy Kilmister
Birth1834Gloucestershire, England
Death1 APR 1922
Marriage1851to Henry Hubert Gardiner
FatherJohn Kilmister
MotherFrances Nicol
Descendancy Chart
Lucy Kilmister b: 1834 d: 1 APR 1922
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