Person Index

Sherwin, James Henry

James Henry Sherwin
Evening Post 6 July 1881
Of St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt,
(From Messrs. Collard & Collard, Pianoforte Manufacturers, London),
Tunings, Half-a-Guinea; or by the year,
Four Guineas.
Orders from Wellington puntually attended to.
City Warehouse, 26, Cheapside, E.C., London, W.,
16, Grosvenor-street, Grosvenor Square,
15th April, 1880.
We have much pleasure in stating that Mr. James Henry Sherwin has been engaged in our manufactory for a period of eight years; he is a mechani (sic) of far more than average ability, and we hope that his desire to establish himself in New Zealand will meet with much success, which we shall be glad to further by any means in our power.

Birth Details
1882/14948, Ethel Mary Sherwin, Mother: Elizabeth, Father: James Henry

Death Details
1885/2492, Elizabeth Sherwin, Aged: 23Y

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Elizabeth Sherwin, Date: 6/5/1885 (sic), St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 27
Burial Record Date: 5/5/1885 (sic)

Evening Post 6 May 1885
SHERWIN.- On 6th (sic) May, at Petone, the beloved wife of J. H. Sherwin

2nd Marriage for James Henry Sherwin
1886/3370, Bride: Sarah Wilkins, Groom: James Henry Sherwin - Date of Marriage 3/8/1886 from Marriage Registration

could not see a Marriage Notice in online searchable newspapers

Evening Post 15 July 1891
The annual meeting of the parishioners of the above parish was

held at the schoolroom, Lower Hutt, on Monday evening, the chair being taken by the Incumbent (Rev. J. Jones). The report and balance-sheet were read by Mr. Cheesman, and after several of those present had expressed their views, both were adopted as read.
The report presented by the Vestry was a very lengthy

one, and was to the effect that a considerable improvement had

taken place in the financial condition of the parish, the

balauce of liabilities over assets having been reduced by about

£65, only about £50 being required to extinguish all

liabilities, and this was expected to be accomplished during

the present year. The increased revenue was mainly derived from seat rents and offertories at St. James'' and subscriptions from

Petone. The extinction of the debt to the Diocesan Pension

Fund, amounting to £27 17s 6d, was due to the efforts of the

ladies'' sewing bee. A large sum had also been obtained by means

of entertainments. The liability now existing is mainly made up

of an overdraft arranged to meet the punctual payment of

assessment and other regular calls. The Taita Church was

found to require immediate repair, and the Vestry authorised an

effort for its being substantially repaired. Funds to enable

this being done were raised by means of a donation from the

ladies'' sewing bee, and supplemented by other sources, an old

parishioner who was now in England having sent a donation of

goods, which had realised £10. Some improvements were desired

in the Petone Churchroom, and a fund to enable those to be

carried out had been, raised by local special effort. The

rights of the parishioners in the churchyards had received

attention, and regulations for this purpose had been drawn up,

and would come into force when the Taita Cemetery was ready for

use. Tho portion of the cemetery allotted to the Church had

been placed under the control of the Vestry. Useful work had

been done by the Petone Sub-Vestry, the organisation of

collection being very efficient. A misunderstanding of a

financial nature had to some extent disturbed the harmony of

that part of the parish with the rest, and the settlement of

the matter would fall on the incoming Vestry. Regular services

had been maintained with the assistance of Messrs. K. Wilson,

W. F. Cheesman, J. C. Small. C. P. Powles, H. Gaby, and E. B.

Brown as lay readers. A long series of wet Sundays had

affected the attendance and also the offertories in the early

part of the year, the services at Christ Church on several

occasions being omitted. On acconnt of the difficulty in

providing teachers, the morning Sunday school services at St.

James'' had been discontinued. Mrs. Jones continues to

superintend the St. James'' school, while the Petone one was

supervised by Mr. Jenkins, the infants at the latter being

efficiently managed by Mrs. P. Smith. Christ Church school was

under the management of Miss A. Welch, Mrs. Rush, and Mr. A.

S. Pyke. The voluntary services of Mrs. Rush and Miss Welch as

organists at Christ Church, and Mr. Sherwin as choirmaster at

Petone, were commended to the grateful acknowledgment of the

parishioner. An engagement stipulating that as soon as

practicable the assessment should be increased to as to enable

a stipend worthy of the parish to be given to the incumbent, it

had not been possible to carry out as yet, but as a matter of

simple justice the Vestry commended the matter to the

consideration of the parishioners, the duty becoming more

urgent with the delay. The thanks of the parish were due to the

lady collectors for their services, and the attention of the

incoming Vestry was invited to the desirableness of further

developing this branch of parish work. The Vestry desired to

record their sense of the loss which the parish had sustained

by the death of Sir W. Fitzherbert, who in the earlier days had

taken an active part in parish matters, and as long as his

health had permitted had been regular in his attendance at

church ordinances.
A vote of thanks was passed to the ladies''

sewing bee for the services rendered by them during the year.
A long discussion ensued as to the necessity for further services at Petone Churchroom, and a resolution was passed that the incoming Vestry take into immediate consideration the urgent necessity of further administration in the Petone subdivision of the parish.
Mr. W. F. Cheesman was re-appointed incumbent''s church warden, and Mr. J. R. Ransom was re-elected parishioners'' churchwarden. The Vestry elected were as follows:— Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert, A. Collett, J. Wilkins, S. C. Barraud (Lower Hutt); R. C. Kirk and E. J. Jenkins (Petone); S. Death (Taita). Auditors, Messrs. Whitton and Price.
Votes of thanks having been passed to the Sunday school teachers, lady collectors, members of the choirs, and also to the members of the Christ Church Union, the meeting terminated. At a meeting of the Vestry later on, Capt. Humfrey and Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert and W. F. Cheesman were elected nominators.

Death Details
1947/28553, James Henry Sherwin, Aged: 89Y

Death Details
1911/8112, Sarah Sherwin, Aged: 52Y - Date of Death 2/12/1911 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Sarah Sherwin, Date: 2/12/1911, St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Burial Records

Wanganui Chronicle 4 December 1911
SERWIN.- On the 2nd instant, at her residence, Young Street, Wanganui East, Sarah, beloved wife of James Henry Sherwin; aged 52 years

Evening Post 4 December 1911
Prior to the voluntary being played at St. Augustine''s Chruch, Petone, last evening, the congregation stood with bowed heads while the Dead March was played by the organist (Mr. Smith) out of respect to the late Mrs. Sherwin, who died at Wanganui last week. Mrs. Sherwin, who was the wife of the former organist of St. Augustine''s, was at one time a very active church-worker at Petone, and was esteemed by a large circle of friends, having lived in the district for many years.
Family Group Sheet - Child
MJames Henry Sherwin
Marriageto Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage3 AUG 1886to Sarah Wilkins
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Henry Sherwin
Marriageto Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage3 AUG 1886to Sarah Wilkins
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Unknown
Death6 MAY 1885
Marriageto James Henry Sherwin
FEthel Mary Sherwin
Death14 AUG 1921
Marriage1909to Reginald George HOUSE
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Henry Sherwin
Marriageto Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage3 AUG 1886to Sarah Wilkins
PARENT (F) Sarah Wilkins
Death2 DEC 1911
Marriage3 AUG 1886to James Henry Sherwin
FBeatrice Florence SHERWIN
Death7 MAR 1972
Descendancy Chart
Elizabeth Unknown b: 1862 d: 6 MAY 1885
Ethel Mary Sherwin b: 1882 d: 14 AUG 1921
Beatrice Alice HOUSE b: 1909 d: 1987
Sarah Wilkins b: 1859 d: 2 DEC 1911
Beatrice Florence SHERWIN b: 1887 d: 7 MAR 1972
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