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Kilmister, William

William Kilmister
b: 1832
d: 1 MAY 1884
The brewery did not prove a success, and Mr. Kimister and his two sons John and William (since deceased) took up land at Porirua, helped to construct the road through Johnsonville and along Tawa Flat, Mr. Kilmister senior receiving a wage of one guinea per week for overseering the Maoris in the construction of the Tawa Flat road, over which work the late Hon. W. B. Mantell was general overseer.
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.

Lady Nugent sailed from Gravesend 10th October 1840 and arrived in Port Nicholson 17th March 1841.
Names as on passenger lists
Kilminster, John, Aged: 32, Cooper
Kilmister, Frances, Aged: 30
Kilmister, Son, Aged: 8 (Ed: born circa 1832)
Kilmister, Daughter, Aged: 6 (Ed: born circa 1834)
Kilmister, Son, Aged: 4 (Ed: born circa 1836)
Kilmister, Son, Aged: 1 (Ed: born circa 1839)

Death Details
1884/1251, William Kilmister, Aged: 52Y - Date of Death 1/5/1884 from Death Registration

Karori Cemetery
First Name: William
Age: 52 Years
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Service Date: 04-05-1884
Service Provided: Burial
Cemetery: Bolton St
Section: Public
Plot Number: 67/68.K
Record Number: 97901

Evening Post 2 May 1884
KILMISTER.- On the 1st May, at Wellington, Mr. William Kilmister, eldest son of Mr. John Kilmister, of Glenbervie Terrace, aged 52 years. Gisborne and Wairarapa papers please copy.
William Kilminster (sic), a well-known resident of Karori, died at the Hospital last night. It appears that some weeks ago he met with an accident to his head, and placed himself under the care of Dr. Gillon. When admitted to the Hospital, on Tuesday, he was in an insensible condition, and up to the time of his death he did not recover consciousness. The matter has been reported to the Coroner, who will decide whether it is necessary to hold an inquest.

Evening Post 3 May 1884
The Coroner deems it unnecessary to hold an inquest on the body of William Kilminster (sic), who died under circumstances reported yesterday.
THE Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM KILMINSTER (sic) are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will leave the residence of his brother, Mr. James Kilminster, Tinakori-place, top of Sydney-street cutting, on SUNDAY at 3 p.m.
Undertakers, Wellington.
  • 1832 - Birth -
  • 1 MAY 1884 - Death -
John Kilmister
1808 - 25 FEB 1904
William Kilmister
1832 - 1 MAY 1884
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
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