Person Index

Pilcher, Fanny

Fanny Pilcher
b: 1879
d: 26 DEC 1952
Evening Post 1 May 1926
A well-known and respected resident of the Lower Hutt, Mrs. Caroline Swain, wife of Mr. Samuel Swain, passed away on 27th April, after a very brief illness. Born in Lower Hutt fifty-one years ago, she was the third daughter of the late Mr. John Pilcher, who arrived in Wellington in the early ''60 s, and, after spending a short time in Wellington, went to Australia during the gold rush at Bendigo. After spending many months on the goldfields, he returned to Wellington, where he married and finally settled in the Hutt Valley. The late Mrs. Swain was of a very kindly disposition, and will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. She leaves a husband and a family of six sons, Mr. Arthur H. (sic) J. Swain, of the Money Order and Savings Bank, Chief Post Office, Wellington, Mr. Albert Swain, railway workshops, Petone, and Messrs. William, Frederick, Leonard, and Percy Swain, of Lower Hutt, and two daughters, Misses May and Dulcie Swain, of Lower Hutt; also five brothers, Messrs. John, William, Henry, and Frederick Pilcher, of Lower Hutt, and Mr. George Pilcher of Waingawa, and five sisters, Mrs. F. Gilbert, Mrs. E. Mudgway, Mrs. N. Watkins, of Lower Hutt, Mrs. A. Swain, of Silverstream, and Mrs. E. Hodgkins, of Auckland.

Birth Details
1879/1304, Fanny Pilcher, Mother: Ellen, Father: John

Marriage Details
1900/5768, Bride: Fanny Pilcher, Groom: Edward Thomas Gilbert - Date of Marriage 19/9/1900 from Marriage Registration

Evening Post 20 September 1900
At the Nainai (sic) yesterday Miss Fanny Pilcher was married to Mr. E. F. Gilbert. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride''s parent by the Rev. E. J. Eldridge. The bride was given away by her eldest brother, Mr. John Pilcher, and wore electric blue silk trimmed with white duchesse satin and silk lace, and a diamond brooch presented by the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Nellie Pilcher (sister of the bride), Misses May Pilcher and Molly Swain (her nieces), and Miss Violet Peck, all handsomely attired in white silk, and wearing gold bangles, gifts from the bridegroom. Mr. George Pilcher acted as best man. After the ceremony the party retired to Kent Farm, the future residence of the bride and bridegroom, where about eighty guests sat down to wedding breakfast.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Full Name Frank Pilcher
Forename(s) Frank
Surname Pilcher
War World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 79084
First Known Rank Private
Occupation before Enlistment Motor driver
Next of Kin Mrs F. Gilbert (aunt), Epuni Street, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit 40th Reinforcements B Company
Embarkation Date 10 July 1918
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 107
Vessel Tahiti
Destination Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number 86
Page on Nominal Roll 10
Archives NZ source Military personnel file
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Edward Thomas Gilbert, Date: 28 Jun 1939, Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt, Burial Record, Vol 1

Evening Post 27 June 1939
GILBERT.- On June 27, 1939, at the Wellington Hospital (suddenly), Edward Thomas, beloved husband of Fanny Gilbert, of Porutu Street, Lower Hutt; aged 69 years
GILBERT.- The Friends of the late Edward Thomas Gilbert are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the Church of the Good Shepherd, Epuni St., Lower Hutt, Wednesday, June 28, 1939, at the conclusion of the service, commencing at 2 p.m., for the Taita Cemetery. J. R. Croft, Ltd., Funeral Directors, Hutt and Petone. Tels. 63-828, 60-531.
GILBERT.- Officers and Members of the above Lodge are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral of the late Bro. E. Gilbert, which will leave the Church of the Good Shepherd, Epuni Street, Lower Hutt, for Taita Cemetery, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. By order of the A.D. A. Seager, Sec

Probate Edward Thomas Gilbert, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Gardener, AAOM 6029 66011, Filed: 16/8/1939, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington


Death Details
1952/34556, Fanny Gilbert, Aged: 73Y - Date of Death 26/12/1952 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Fanny Gilbert, Date: 26 Dec 1952, Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 2245
Burial Record Date: 29 Dec 1952, Vol 1

Probate Fanny Gilbert, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6031 89/53, Filed: 6/2/1953, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington


Children listed under Birth Registrations

Birth Details
1902/18921, Mary Mabel Gilbert, Mother: Fanny, Father: Edward Thomas
  • 1879 - Birth -
  • 26 DEC 1952 - Death -
John Pilcher
1829 - 15 SEP 1895
Fanny Pilcher
1879 - 26 DEC 1952
Daniel Peck
1810 - 4 AUG 1887
Ellen Peck
1844 - 20 MAY 1906
Elizabeth Gaskin
1813 - 8 JUL 1877
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Pilcher
Death15 SEP 1895
Marriage1862to Ellen Peck
FatherStephen Pilcher
PARENT (F) Ellen Peck
Death20 MAY 1906
Marriage1862to John Pilcher
FatherDaniel Peck
MotherElizabeth Gaskin
MAlfred David Pilcher
Death3 DEC 1884
FAnnie Pilcher
Death6 APR 1935
Marriage1891to Joseph Swain
FCaroline Pilcher
Death27 APR 1926
Marriage28 JUL 1892to Samuel Swain
MJohn Pilcher
Death2 AUG 1940
Marriage8 APR 1891to Ellen Elliott
MWilliam Pilcher
Death31 JUL 1944
Marriage31 DEC 1890to Emily Ellen Swain
MHenry Pilcher
Death2 NOV 1967
Marriage1903to Sarah Jane Smith
MGeorge Pilcher
FFanny Pilcher
Death26 DEC 1952
Marriage1900to Edward Thomas Gilbert
FEmily Pilcher
Death16 JAN 1961
Marriage1897to Walter William Mudgway
FNellie Pilcher
Marriage27 OCT 1909to Roy Watkins
FElizabeth Pilcher
MCharles Frederick Pilcher
Death19 JAN 1965
MDaniel Pilcher
Death3 AUG 1872
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edward Thomas Gilbert
Death27 FEB 1939
Marriage1900to Fanny Pilcher
PARENT (F) Fanny Pilcher
Death26 DEC 1952
Marriage1900to Edward Thomas Gilbert
FatherJohn Pilcher
MotherEllen Peck
MFrederick Edward Gilbert
Death12 SEP 1906
FVera Mabel Gilbert
Death7 DEC 1902
FAileen Gilbert
Descendancy Chart
Fanny Pilcher b: 1879 d: 26 DEC 1952
Edward Thomas Gilbert b: 1870 d: 27 FEB 1939
Frederick Edward Gilbert b: 1906 d: 12 SEP 1906
Vera Mabel Gilbert b: 1902 d: 7 DEC 1902
Aileen Gilbert b: 1904
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