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Wyeth, Robert

Robert Wyeth
b: 1814
d: 15 JUL 1903
also see Marley Bow Inn

The Cuba sailed from England of the 2 August 1839 and arrived in Port Nicholson 3 January 1840
Name as shown on passenger list
Wythe (sic) Robert, Aged: 27 (sic), Timber Feller, Single man

New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator 20 June 1840
April 27, Mr. Robert Wyeth, formerly of London, to Jane, daughter of Mr. William Runnells, late of Cornwall.

Wellington Independent 6 March 1860
THE PUBLIC HOUSE known by the sign of the "BARLEY MOW," situated in Stokes Valley, Hutt. The House contains ten rooms, with Garden attached. There is Stabling for six horses, Cow Sheds, Stock Yard, and other Out-Buildings. There are about 45? acres of Land divided into Paddocks, & mostly laid down with artifical grasses.
For further particulars apply to
On the Premises, or to
Storekeeper, Molesworth-street.
March 6, 1860

Wellington Independent 1 May 1860
PUBLICANS LICENSES.- March being the General Annual Licensing month the following Licenses have been granted.
George Buck, Taita, Travellers Rest
Robert Buckridge, Hutt, Albion
Robert Jillet, Hutt, Whitewood''s Hotel
John McHardie, Hutt, Highland Home
Robert Wyeth, Hutt, Barley Mow
John Blutchford (sic), Hutt, Aglionby Arms

Wellington Independent 10 December 1861
Serious Accident. As Mr. George Spackman was passing the first Hutt Gorge yesterday morning, his attention was arrested by a man calling out to him. On proceeding to the spot he found Mr. Robert Wyeth in a helpless state, having his thigh broken and unable to move. It appears that Mr. Wyeth was going from town to see his wife and family, who were residing in the Upper Valley. On Sunday night last, about 10 o''clock, the road being very narrow and bad, and his sight defective, as he was passing through the gorge, be walked fairly over the bank, and fell a distance of from 15 to 18 feet amongst the rocks. He remained there from that time, until he was discovered by Mr. Spackman. Mr. Spackman then went to Stokes'' Valley to obtain assistance, and returned immediately; and after arranging for his being conveyed home, hurried off to Dr. Boor''s. Mr. Spackman being summoned as a Juror, was compelled to come into Town. Mrs. Wyeth was confined the same day as the accident.


Wellington Independent 11 November 1865
SYKES - WYETH.- On the 8th October, at St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Isaac, eldest son of Mr George Sykes, Stokes'' Valley, to Maira Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Wyeth, Upper Hutt

Wellington Independent 25 November 1873
TWENTY-SIX ACRES OF LAND, situated in the Hutt, and at present in the occupation of Mr Robert Wyeth. Title - Crown Grant. Apply to
Molesworth street

could not see a Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 000350
Surname: WYETH
First Names: JANE
Age: 69
Date of Death: 00
Date of Burial: 2/08/1886
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan III
Row: JW
Plot: 3

Death Details
1903/5288, Robert Wyeth, Aged: 88Y - Date of Death 15/7/1903 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 001239
Surname: WYETH
First Names: ROBERT
Age: 84
Date of Death: 00
Date of Burial: 17/07/1903
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan III
Row: RW
Plot: 3

Wairarapa Daily Times 16 July 1903
Mr Robert Wyeth,
A Pioneer of the Early Days.
Time, with its remorseless scythe, has thinned out the ranks of the pioneer colonists, till now but few remain; and the latest to join the great majority is Mr Robert Wyeth, an old resident of Masterton. The deceased, who was born in Jamaica (where his father had an extensive plantation), in October of 1814, came out to New Zealand in the barque "Cuba," of 274 tons, with the first Imperial survey party sent out under Captain Smith to survey the town of Brittania (now Petone). The party landed on the Petone beach in December, 1839, deceased at that time being about twenty-five years of age. The late Mr Wyeth remained with the survey party for some time, but later set up a general store on what was then known as Warmoll''s Corner, and is now the corner of Willis and Manners streets. This was the first business started in Wellington, and all produce and goods was conveyed to the vessels in a wheelbarrow. The deceased was the first person to get married in Wellington, he being married about nine months after his arrival in the Colony to a Miss Runals (sic), who came out in the Duke of Roxburgh two weeks later than the Cuba. Deceased''s wife predeceased him exactly seventeen years ago this month. At the time of his marriage jewellers were a rare avis; but, not to be baffled in respect to a wedding-ring, deceased got the centre of a sovereign bored out, and got a ring in that way, which is in the possession of the family at the present time. His marriage notice also appeared in the first paper printed in New Zealand.
The late Mr Wyeth later on went to the Upper Hutt, where, besides taking up land and engaging in farming, he established a blacksmith''s shop, as well as building several houses. In the Hutt he remained twelve years, but lost his all in the memorable flood of 1858. He retired to rest in the evening a comparatively rich man, only to awake in the morning absolutely ruined. At this time he returned to Wellington, and subsequently settled in Masterton thirty years ago, retiring from business ten years ago. The deceased has had a good deal of buffeting about, but he bravely withstood it all. He was full of reminiscences of his early experiences, and for a man of his age had a remarkably good memory. Deceased has a grown-up family of nine, five sons and four daughters, and include Messrs George Wyeth (Kurupuni), Thomas Wyeth (Opaki), Charles Wyeth (Woodlands, Canterbury), Joseph Wyeth (Wellington), John Wyeth (Foxton), and Mrs Gorringe, Mrs A. McLeod, Mrs W. Harris, and Mrs J. L. Murray, all of Masterton.
The funeral is to leave Mr Murray''s residence for St. Matthew''s Church tomorrow afternoon.
  • 1814 - Birth - ; Jamaica
  • 15 JUL 1903 - Death -
Robert Wyeth
1814 - 15 JUL 1903
Family Group Sheet - Child
MRobert Wyeth
Death15 JUL 1903
Marriage27 APR 1840to Jane Runnells
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Robert Wyeth
Death15 JUL 1903
Marriage27 APR 1840to Jane Runnells
PARENT (F) Jane Runnells
Marriage27 APR 1840to Robert Wyeth
FSarah Jane Wyeth
Death15 JUL 1930
Marriage1866to Walter HARRIS
FMaria Ann Wyeth
Death20 JUL 1920
Marriage8 OCT 1865to Isaac - Eldest Son SYKES at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Marriage1878to Orlando Gorringe
MWilliam George Runalls Wyeth
Death8 JUL 1916
Marriage14 JUN 1896to Mary Horsfall
MThomas Wyeth
Death13 APR 1940
Marriage17 JAN 1883to Margaret Rachel A McLeod
FMary Wyeth
Death23 AUG 1852
Child Wyeth
Birth22 APR 1853
Death23 APR 1853
MJoseph Wyeth
Death30 APR 1937
Marriage8 AUG 1873to Phoebe Ann Sunnex
FElizabeth Wyeth
Death18 DEC 1921
Marriage23 JUL 1876to Samuel E Chamberlain
Marriage24 JUN 1891to Alexander McLeod
MJohn Wyeth
Death8 JAN 1942
Marriage30 MAY 1889to Sarah Wareham
FMary Ellen Wyeth
Death3 NOV 1951
Marriage1889to John Lincoln Murray
Child Wyeth
Birth6 MAR 1864
Death7 MAR 1864
MCharles Wyeth
Death20 DEC 1928
Marriage18 MAY 1873to Elizabeth Ann Sheriff
Descendancy Chart
Robert Wyeth b: 1814 d: 15 JUL 1903
Jane Runnells b: 1817 d: 1886
Sarah Jane Wyeth b: 1847 d: 15 JUL 1930
Walter HARRIS b: 2 APR 1837 d: 8 NOV 1915
Maria Ann Wyeth b: 1844 d: 20 JUL 1920
Isaac - Eldest Son SYKES b: 1843 d: 15 APR 1871
George Robert SYKES b: 1867 d: 23 MAR 1957
Esther Elizabeth Bishop Murray b: 1873 d: 1 APR 1946
Cyril George Orlando SYKES b: 1894 d: 8 AUG 1915
Oswald Lincoln SYKES b: 1896 d: 1973
Ray Kathleen Holder b: 1899 d: 1999
Victor Lawrence SYKES b: 1897 d: 14 AUG 1981
Edith Ethela SYKES b: 1900 d: 24 JUN 1976
Percy Thomas Driver b: 1896 d: 4 NOV 1985
Isaac SYKES b: 1869 d: 31 JUL 1932
Celina Matilda Maud Chamberlain b: 1869 d: 4 APR 1948
Annie Maria Jane SYKES b: 1865 d: 1866
Orlando Gorringe b: 1832 d: 11 DEC 1888
William George Runalls Wyeth b: 1840 d: 8 JUL 1916
Mary Horsfall b: 1841 d: 16 NOV 1911
Thomas Wyeth b: 1849 d: 13 APR 1940
Margaret Rachel A McLeod b: 1859 d: 12 APR 1942
Mary Wyeth b: 1851 d: 23 AUG 1852
Child Wyeth b: 22 APR 1853 d: 23 APR 1853
Joseph Wyeth b: 1854 d: 30 APR 1937
Phoebe Ann Sunnex b: 1851 d: 15 NOV 1902
Elizabeth Wyeth b: 1856 d: 18 DEC 1921
Samuel E Chamberlain b: 1850 d: 1 MAR 1884
Alexander McLeod b: 1853 d: 14 FEB 1929
John Wyeth b: 1859 d: 8 JAN 1942
Sarah Wareham b: 1843 d: 15 NOV 1921
Mary Ellen Wyeth b: 1862 d: 3 NOV 1951
Child Wyeth b: 6 MAR 1864 d: 7 MAR 1864
Charles Wyeth b: 1842 d: 20 DEC 1928
Elizabeth Ann Sheriff b: 1855 d: 9 AUG 1928
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