Person Index

Tandy, William

William Tandy
b: 1805
d: 21 JUL 1898
Christ Church''s Web Site
- Note Jan 2012 TANDY Mary - not listed

Listed under Taita
NZPO 1880 - 86 Tandy W. farmer
NZPO 1890 - 91 Tandy W. farmer

Lord William Bentinck
Sailed from Gravesend 8 January 1841 and arrived in Wellington 24 May 1841
Names as on passenger list
Tandy William, Aged: 36
Tandy Mary, Aged: 29
Tandy Charlotte, Aged: none listed
Tandy Charles, Aged: none listed
from web site

Colonist 2 February 1858
Inter-Provincial News.
(From the Spectator of January 23.)
In our last we gave such details of the disastrous flood which had occurred at the Hutt as had reached us, we now furnish the following particulars which we believe may be relied upon, as being substantially correct. The number of bodies at present actually recovered is nine, namely,— Mrs. Stanway (sic) and two children, one 4 years old and the other 6 years; Mr. Sollars, his wife and child; Mrs. Hegan and infant, and; Mrs. Price; the - other persons known to be missing are the husband of Mr. (sic) Stanway, and three more of his children, who were all seen to be washed away together. The particular locality where this fearful loss of life occurred was near the "Barley Mow Inn," at the Upper Valley of the Hutt. When the flood was at its highest about one o''clock, a.m., Tuesday morning, the force of the water at this point is described by an eye-witness as having, been terrific. The water was seen rushing along like an immense wave, crashing and roaring, and carrying everything before it; huge trees, portions of buildings, timber, furniture, and debris of every description, were borne away by the force of the current. To witness the havoc and destruction which the flood has caused is most painful and baffles all description. Many acres of land which only a few hours before to all appearance promised a plentiful crop, are now covered with sand and shingle, and not a particle of vegetation remains. The quantities of drift timber, in many instances large solid trees, which have been deposited by the flood is perfectly incredible, and will take many months to remove. The unfortunate persons who have lost their lives by this calamity are mostly late arrivals in the country. Mrs. Hegan (a daughter of Mr. Dew, an old settler at the Hutt) was living in a small wooden building near the first gorge; Mr. Price and a man named Charles Hartley were also residing in the house. Upon seeing the water rise so rapidly some fear was entertained for the safety of the building, and the survivor Hartley proposed to go for a rope to secure the house; when he left the water was up to the window, and the house was actually shaking. He almost immediately lost his footing, and was swimming, with the current for nearly half-a-mile, until he succeeded in getting up a tree, where he remained for 14 hours, until rescued by some passers by on the following day. From the position he occupied he could see everything around him; he states that he soon after saw the house borne away with the current; the inmates Mrs. Hegan (who was only confined that morning) and the nurse Mrs. Price, were climbing on to the roof of the house; they passed by close to where he was in the tree, and he describes the shrieks of the females as fearful; a minute after the house turned over, and nothing more was seen of them. The bodies were recovered about a mile from the spot on Wednesday morning, the infant was found firmly locked in the dying grasp of the mother, the nurse was found close to her, the body was very much mangled. The bodies were removed to the house of Mr. Dew, and an inquest held on them, when a verdict of accidentally drowned was returned. The husband of Mrs. Hegan is absent in the country, and of course is ignorant of the desolation of his home. Mrs. Price, who was much respected, and who arrived in the Ann Wilson, leaves a family of young children behind her; her husband was absent from home at the time. The other family, Mr. Stanway, wife and five children, were all seen together on the roof of their house; the water rose rapidly and submerged the whole of them, and they were seen, to sink one after the other. The blacksmith Sollers with his wife and infant perished in a similar manner; they imagined themselves secure, but the house was borne away with the current, and he was heard by persons on the hills to say "good bye." The bodies were found mostly together, one, completely buried in the sand. A man and his wife named Smith, living near to Mr. Dew, were saved after remaining on the top of a building for many hours, whilst all around them was borne away. To give-anything like a detailed account of the losses sustained by residents at the Hutt would be impossible, we may however state a few of the most important particulars of individual loss of which we have been informed: — Mr. D. Riddiford has lost about 120 sheep; Mr. Barton has also lost a number of sheep; Mr. Thomas Mason a number of cattle; Mr. Arnott cattle and sheep; Mr. John Leverton has lost entirely 50 acres of crops, and a large number of cattle; Mr. C. Mabey lost a number of sheep, and also a large quantity of fenced and cropped land; Mr. Buckridge, of the Albion Hotel, has had his crops destroyed and the river has taken a course completely through his property; at Mr. Wm. Tandy''s the river now runs through his ground and has destroyed a large amount of property; Mrs. Speedy''s land is completely cut up in all directions by the different channels the rain has made, in many cases large fissures 12 feet deep have been formed; Mr. Still has lost a number of sheep, &c.; Mr. John Russell 10 head of cattle; Mr. Dew, an old settler, estimates his loss at not less than £500; a property which a week ago was worth many hundreds of pounds is now comparatively worthless, five acres of grass land have been completely swept away. A large number of men had volunteered to assist in removing a shingle bed which had been thrown up, and which prevents the river from taking its old channel, and nearly all the residents at the Hutt were endeavouring to contribute either in labour or otherwise to this object. The destruction of the roads between Poad''s public house and the Taitai (sic) is almost incredible, scarcely a vestige remains at some places of the original road; at one place (a bridge near McDonald''s creek) the river runs right through the road, making it very dangerous for passengers at night, the banks descending abruptly to the depth of 15 feet; other dangerous places occur along the whole line of road. The Waiwetu and Second River bridges have both been carried away. It is to be hoped that the Provincial authorities will lose no time in removing the large quantity of drift timber now lying on the roads, and in making it again passable.
(From the Spectator of January 27.)
A public meeting was held at the Hutt Mechanics'' Institute, on Tuesday, 26th January, to consider the best steps to be taken under the circumstances. About 200 people were present at one time during the evening, Mr. Braithwaite was in the chair. Great regret was expressed at the non-attendance of any person to represent the Provincial Government. Mr. Ludlam, as one of those who had signed the notice calling the meeting, opened the proceedings by explaining his objects in so doing. The following Resolutions were unanimously carried after considerable discussion.
Moved by Mr. Ludlam, seconded by Mr. Hart,—
That this meeting is of opinion that immediate and energetic action is required in order to repair the serious public danger done by the recent inudation of this Valley, and in order also to guard against the recurrence of the attendant calamities as far as human means can avail.
Moved by Mr. Wakefield, seconded by Mr, Jillett,—
That the following gentlemen be requested to act as a Committee for the purpose of communicating with the Government on the subject,— of obtaining accurate information as to the causes of the damage and means of remedy,— and of collecting subscriptions towards the necessary expenses, viz:— Messrs. Ludlam, Hart, Corbett, Phillips, Wilcock, David Hughey, Lynch, Mason, and Wakefield.
Moved by Mr. Hart, seconded by Mr. Riddiford, —
That the Committee be requested to open a separate Subscription List for the purpose of relieving serious cases of private distress among the sufferers by the recent inudation.

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Mary Tandy, Date: 24 Jul 1896, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Record

Evening Post 25 July 1896
TANDY.- On the 24th July, 1896, at the residence of George Avery, Taita, Mary Tandy, beloved wife of William Tandy; aged 90 years
THE Friends of Mr. George Avery are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of Mrs Mary Tandy, which will leave his residence, Taita, at 2 o''clock p.m., Monday, 27th July, for Christ Church Cemetery, Taita.
Undertaker, Petone

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record William Tandy, Date: 21 Jul 1898, Homedale Methodist, Wainuiomata, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 25

Evening Post 22 July 1898
THE Friends of the late William Tandy are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence of Mr David Dick, sen., Wainui-o-mata, at quarter past 2 o''clock on Suday, 24th July for the Wesleyan Cemetery, Wainui-o-mata.
Undertaker, Lower Hutt

Evening Post 26 July 1898
The death is announced of Mr. William Tandy, who was probably the oldest resident of the Hutt district. He came to the colony in the ship Lord William Bentinck in the year 1841, and at once became foreman of Mr. Molesworth''s farm at the Hutt. While living in that district he was one of those who had to defend their homes against a rising of the Maoris. After Mr. Tandy took up land at Wainui-o-mata and afterwards at Taita, where he remained until a few years ago, when he went to live with Mr. D. Dick at Wainui-o-mata. Mr. Tandy was 96 years of age, and leave 16 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and was also a great-great-grandfather.

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Hariet (sic) Manning, Date: 11 Oct 1885, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records
  • 1805 - Birth -
  • 21 JUL 1898 - Death -
William Tandy
1805 - 21 JUL 1898
Family Group Sheet - Child
MWilliam Tandy
Death21 JUL 1898
Marriageto Mary Unknown
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Tandy
Death21 JUL 1898
Marriageto Mary Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Unknown
Death24 JUL 1896
Marriageto William Tandy
MCharles Tandy
Death15 MAY 1845
FCharlotte Tandy
Death20 FEB 1877
Marriage1843to George Avery
Descendancy Chart
William Tandy b: 1805 d: 21 JUL 1898
Mary Unknown b: 1806 d: 24 JUL 1896
Charles Tandy b: 1829 d: 15 MAY 1845
Charlotte Tandy d: 20 FEB 1877
George Avery b: 1821 d: 7 OCT 1903
Charlotte Avery b: 1874 d: 4 SEP 1903
John Thomas Tuck b: 1867 d: 7 OCT 1949
Ina Charlotte Tuck b: 1895 d: 15 NOV 1979
Ewart Sylvanus Tuck b: 1898 d: 1995
Charles Avery b: 1851 d: 18 JUN 1917
Jane Hirst b: 1855 d: 31 AUG 1933
Charles Avery b: 1875
George Avery b: 1878 d: 13 MAR 1878
Minnie Constance Avery b: 1879 d: 23 AUG 1879
Annie Avery b: 1881 d: 18 JUN 1965
Amelia Avery b: 1883 d: 5 APR 1947
John Gilbert Swainson b: 1883 d: 1 APR 1955
Norman Leslie Avery b: 1885 d: 20 NOV 1919
Winnifred Avery b: 1889 d: 23 JUL 1899
Elizabeth Avery b: 1891
George Avery b: 1853 d: 26 JUL 1907
Sarah Elizabeth Schrimshaw b: 1857 d: 11 SEP 1914
Arthur Alfred Maurice Avery b: 1876 d: 30 DEC 1899
Hugh Ernest George Avery b: 1878 d: 1899
Lucy Ellen Avery b: 1879 d: 10 MAY 1881
Herbert Charles Avery b: 1880 d: 18 OCT 1927
Julia Maud Leprou b: 1878 d: 23 JUN 1953
Robert Stephen Avery b: 1882 d: 22 DEC 1963
Charlotte Matilda White b: 1882 d: 7 JUL 1916
Ivy Maud Avery b: 1883 d: 17 JUN 1930
Richard Murdock Or Murdoch b: 1880 d: 25 NOV 1918
Ethel Charlotte Avery b: 1886 d: 3 NOV 1971
Arthur Robert Pivott Robinson b: 1883 d: 11 MAR 1940
Minnie Amelia Avery b: 1888 d: 13 SEP 1974
John Murdock b: 1873 d: 1945
George Albert Avery b: 1889 d: 3 MAY 1949
Edith Fanny Clark b: 1891 d: 24 APR 1967
Ruby Myrtle Avery b: 1891 d: 20 SEP 1946
Albert Henry Alley b: 1887 d: 5 JUL 1939
Grace Pearl Avery b: 1894 d: 7 AUG 1980
Albert Edward Josiah George b: 1895 d: 6 AUG 1980
Elizabeth Ann Avery b: 1849 d: 25 OCT 1931
Charles Franklin Smith Burt b: 1840 d: 19 SEP 1940
Hilda May Burt b: 1881 d: 4 OCT 1925
Lena Mary Burt b: 1876
Sophia Maude Burt b: 1873 d: 1944
Chester Munro Burt b: 1877 d: 31 OCT 1949
Margaret Cecilia Drew b: 1875 d: 18 SEP 1937
Mary Avery b: 1850 d: 19 MAR 1941
Lillian Maud Brown b: 1879 d: 1 MAY 1964
James George Brechin b: 1877 d: 24 MAR 1946
John Avery b: 1855 d: 9 JAN 1857
William Avery b: 1857
Thomas Avery b: 1858 d: 8 JUN 1940
Ann Hall b: 1859 d: 7 DEC 1922
Ellen Avery b: 1860
Eliza Avery b: 1861
Harriett Charlotte Avery b: 1863 d: 11 SEP 1934
William KILMISTER b: 1860 d: 22 AUG 1943
Mabel Kilmister b: 1888 d: 24 JUN 1963
Frederick William KITCHENER b: 1883 d: 18 OCT 1957
Arthur William KILMISTER b: 19 FEB 1895 d: 12 MAR 1952
Stephen Avery b: 1864 d: 17 FEB 1923
Jane Hirst b: 1868 d: 10 DEC 1948
Deborah Grace Avery b: 1866 d: 24 OCT 1950
Bertha Sarah Avery b: 1868 d: 30 NOV 1940
Jacob Geange b: 1869 d: 9 APR 1929
Kenneth Sylvanus Geange b: 1894 d: 1964
Margaret Julia Greig b: 1895 d: 1992
Ronald Aspinall McCulloch b: 1913 d: 1994
Gladys Nada Bertha Geange b: 1896 d: 1976
Baby Geange b: 1898 d: 1898
Stanly Jacob Avery Geange b: 1904 d: 1966
Marjorie Kathleen Seller b: 1904 d: 1967
Marjorie Charlotte Avery Geange b: 1907 d: 24 APR 1924
Alfred Avery b: 1869
James Avery b: 1870
Constance Avery b: 16 JUL 1876 d: 13 AUG 1972
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