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Swaysland, Charles Frederick

Charles Frederick SWAYSLAND
b: 1863
d: 6 APR 1942
Christ Church''s Web Site
39 SWAYSLAND Charles
39 SWAYSLAND Margaret

Christ Church''s Family archives has a book called Stephen Adolphus Swaysland, 1825 to 1888, Brighton England to New Zealand, Compiled in 2008 by Janet E Kelly, His Great Granddaughter
page 154
Charles Frederick Swaysland - son of Stephen Adolphus Swaysland
Charles Frederick Swaysland was no doubt named after Stephen Adolphus Swaysland''s younger brother. Charles Frederick; like his brother John Foster (Jack) never married. Uncle Charlie as my mother referred to him, seemed to spend his life as a gardener. Born on the Hutt Valley in 1863, at some point in his life Charles went north to Devonport, a Naval Base town. This is where he died on 6 April 1942 aged 78 at the "Knox Home Tamaki West". It may well be Charles moved to Devonport to be near his brother Thomas Augustus, who lived there with his second wife Florence Maslen. Thomas Augustus died in Devonport on 24 February 1931, eleven years before Charles.
When Charles Frederick died, Richard, his older brother who lived in the Hutt Valley, arranged for his brother, Charlie''s body to be returned by train to the Hutt Valley so that he could be buried with his mother at "Christ Church Anglican Church" Taita.
On the day of the funeral, panic set in when his brother Richard was informed that brother Charlie''s body was missing. The "Undertaker" had made arrangements to pick up the body from the train on arrival from Auckland. He had been previous advised of which carriage that it would be in. On arrival at the railway station on the day of the funeral, Charlie''s body could not be found. The body was finally found in another carriage, giving the Undertaker 20 minutes to get it to the funeral!
also shows photo of Charles Frederick Swaysland and his death certificate

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Charles Swaysland, Date: 6/4/1942, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 134

Birth Details
1863/4830, Charles Frederick Swaysland - no parents listed

Evening Post 7 April 1942
SWAYSLAND.- On April 6, 1942, at Panmure, Auckland, Charles Frederick Swaysland (late of Petone); aged 79 years
SWAYSLAND.- The Friends of the late Charles Frederick Swaysland are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the Chapel of J. R. Croft, Ltd., King''s Crescent, Lower Hutt, Thursday, April 9, 1942, at 11 a.m., for the Taita Churchyard Cemetery. J. R. Croft, Ltd., Funeral Directors, Hutt and Petone. Telephones 60-531 and 63-828

Probate Charles Frederick Swaysland, Place: Auckland, Occ: Gardener, AAOM 6030 6194, Filed: 15/5/1942, Intestate, Archives NZ, Wellington

Christ Church Cemetery Headstone Reads
DIED APRIL 6TH 1942 AGED 81 (sic)
  • 1863 - Birth - ; Hutt Valley
  • 6 APR 1942 - Death -
Stephen Adolphus SWAYSLAND
1824 - 14 DEC 1888
Margaret Ann Bennett
1838 - 30 SEP 1869
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Stephen Adolphus SWAYSLAND
Death14 DEC 1888
Marriage1858to Margaret Ann Bennett
Marriage1872to Ann Elizabeth Kennington
PARENT (F) Margaret Ann Bennett
Death30 SEP 1869
Marriage1858to Stephen Adolphus SWAYSLAND
FEllen Rebecca SWAYSLAND
Death30 NOV 1868
MCharles Frederick SWAYSLAND
Birth1863Hutt Valley
Death6 APR 1942
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