Children of William B Kingswell & Elizabeth Bryant
- William Burcher Kingswell, born 21 October 1850, Launceston. Died 1 December 1850 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
- Mary Hilder Kingswell, born, 8 December 1851, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Married Edmund Gillow 17 February 1870 and died 27 May 1924 in Wellington, NZ.
- Eliza Annie Kingswell, born, 10 March 1854, Westbury, Tasmania, Australia. Married Samuel Nichol, 24 January 1871, in Invercargill, Otago, NZ. Died 1 August 1913 in Bluff, NZ.
- Charles Burcher Kingswell, born, 29 January 1856, Westbury, Tasmania, Australia. Died, 21 November 1908 in Purewa Auckland NZ.
- Ada Elizabeth Kingswell, born 16 February 1858, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia. Married William Arctus Perry Sutton (b. 1837 d. 1912) February 1877, in Invercargill, Otago.
- Eva Florence Kingswell, born 23 May 1860 Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia. Married Charles Henry Howard, 12 October 1885, in All Saint’s Church, Nelson NZ.
- William “Will” Henry Kingswell, born 22 August 1862, Deloraine Tasmania Australia.
- Edwin Croucher Kingswell, born 30 September 1864 – most likely in Tasmania, Australia. Married Marcilla Lawlor, September 15, 1908 at New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada. Died 28 February 1930 in Toronto, Canada.
- George Herbert Kingswell, born 20 July 1867, Kew, Invercargill, New Zealand. Married Winifred Maude Adams, in South Africa. Died 23 June 1931 South Africa.
- Percy Nichol Kingswell, born 16 October 1870, at the Kingswell’s residence Woodville, Bluff Road, Invercargill, New Zealand. Married Victoria Emily Mountney on 27 September 1898 in Bluff NZ. Died in Auckland NZ on 4 September 1928.
- Ethel May Kingswell, Born 16 August 1872, Kew, Invercargill. Married Roderick Paterson on 11 November 1895 in Auckland, NZ. Died 1950, Auckland, New Zealand.
William Burcher Kingswell,
Born 21 October 1850, Launceston.
Died 1 December 1850 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Mary Hilder Kingswell
Born, 8 December 1851, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
Married, Edmund Gillow, 17 February 1870, Invercargill, NZ
Died, 27 May 1924, Wellington, NZ
She also appears in the wedding photograph of her daughter Hilda to Robert Shallcrass.
The following appears in the Hawera & Normanby Star, 3 June 1924
The late Mrs Gillow, whose death was recently reported, was well known throughout New Zealand. In her early years of her married life she resided at “Westwood,” The Narrow, Riverton. She afterwards moved to Dunedin. and with her family were amongst the first residents on the Roslyn heights. Her husband’s profession necessitated a removal to the West Coast, and for many years Mrs Gillow took an active part in Westport in all women’s work. She was a successful amateur horticulturist, and gained many honours for her exhibits at flower shows. She had not been in very good health in recent years and passed away quietly at her daughter’s residence, Featherston Terrace, Wellington, on Tuesday last. She is survived by her husband, Mr Edmund Gillow, C.E, two daughters, Mrs R. W. Shallcrass (Wellington), and Mrs Young, wife of Mr H. A. Young, Stipendiary Magistrate of Hamilton, and one son, Mr George Gillow, engineer, Swan HM, Victoria.
Right, Gillow family in 1904. Mary is on the left,
Eliza Annie Kingswell, born, 10 March 1854, Westbury, Tasmania, Australia. Married Samuel Nichol, 24 January 1871, in Invercargill, Otago, NZ. Died 1 August 1913 in Bluff, NZ.
They had three children;
Charles Burcher Kingswell,
born, 29 January 1856, Westbury, Tasmania, Australia.
Married Mary Jane Binney on 13 October 1887.
Died, 21 November 1908 in Purewa Auckland NZ .
Attended the Invercargill Academy in 1867 and wins 3rd Equal in Bible History. Attended Otago Boys’ High School 1871/72. Appears as Corporal C Kingswell as part of the infantry representatives at a colonial prize firing in January 1875. In 1876 he promoted to Second Lieutenant 27 May 1876, Invercargill Artillery Volunteers. In November 1877 he is a Lieutenant and acting Major of the Brigade, Invercargill Artillery. In December 1879 his resignation of his Lieutenant’s commission is published in the Otago Witness.
He appears in the “Return of the Freeholders of New Zealand” 1882 as a “fellmonger”, Invercargill. Holding property of less than an acre (represented as “* acres”) with a value of £10.
Listed for various exports from the Port of Invercargill, mostly hides & tallow, around 1883, 84 & 85. However, the last mention if him in the Southland Times is a call for his creditors to the Residents Magistrate’s Court on 24 July 1885.
Married Mary Jane Binney on 13 October 1887 – she appears on the 1893 Electoral Roll in Auckland City. She died 27 March 1929 in Auckland. He was somehow involved with the Binney family in Auckland and appears to have worked for Mary Jane’s father’s auctioneering firm of G. W. Binney and Sons, which dealt in wool, hides and kauri gum. In the Otago Boys’ High School Centennial Register 1863-1963 his entry 393 reads; “auctioneer, Binney & Kingswell, Auckland.”
His passing was noted in the Taranaki Herald 24 November 1908;
“The Auckland papers record the death on Saturday of Mr C. B. Kingswell, formerly of the firm of G. W. Binney and Sons. He was well-known as a bowler, and had also distinguished himself in his youth as a footballer and rifle shot.”
In the same newspaper on the same day, notes the first wool sales of the year in Auckland and lists 120 bales being offered by C. B. Kingswell and Co., and of 604 bales offered by G. W. Binney and Sons.
And, in the Observer, 28 November 1908:
A well-known figure in Auckland commercial circles passed away on Saturday. C. B. Kingswell had long been prominent in the wool and hide market, and his genial smile and word will be missed. For something like a quarter-of-a century he was associated in partnership with his father-in-law, the late Mr G. W. Binney, and no long interval has elapsed between the respective dates of their demise. C. B. Kingswell was an Invercargill boy, and a lover of manly sport from his earliest years. In Auckland he was famous as a bowler and cricketer, and in all capacities made many and fast friends. A brother has greatly distinguished himself in journalism — as a war correspondent in the China trouble, and since as the proprietor of the Johannesburg Daily News and Sunday Times.
In December 1916, this firm, C B Kingswell and Company was still trading in Fort St Auckland. A picture of the building is shown here in the Auckland City Library (item 1-W949).
Ada Elizabeth Kingswell,
Born 16 February 1858, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia.
Married William Arctus Perry Sutton
Died 1903 0r 1907
Married William Arctus Perry Sutton (b. 1837 d. 1912) February 1877, in Invercargill, Otago, NZ. Ada is 19 years old and William 41. The marriage is announced in the Southland Times: “Sutton-Kingswell – on the 28 Feb. At St. John’s Church, Invercargill, by the Rev. W. P. Tanner, W. A. P. Sutton, son of the late Caesar Sutton, Esq., of Longrigg, County Wexford, Ireland, to Ada Elizabeth, third daughter of W. B. Kingswell, Esq, of Invercargill.”
A Sutton decesendant has writtern and advises that it’s Longraigue, County Wexford.
William A. P. Sutton appears in the “Return of the Freeholders of New Zealand” 1882 as a “Sheep Inspector “, Masterton. Holding 60 acres in Gladstone with a value of £60. He died in 1912, and was a Sheep and Abattoir Inspector (in both Dunedin and the Wairarapa).
- Emma Gwenllian Sutton, born 1877 in Dunedin, did not marry & dies in Papatoetoe in 1956,
- Hugh Parry Sutton, born 1879 in Blenheim in 1879. Married Grace McCredie in 1934 (no childern), and he dies in Papatoetoe in 1964 – noted his occpantion of retired mixed farmer.
- Edith Sutton born 1881 died at two days old.
- Gerald Caesar Sutton, born Masterton 1882, did not marry, and he dies in Papatoetoe in 1945 – noted his occupantion of Stock Agent.
Ada died 28 February 1903 (another source says 1907 in Otathuhu).
William remarried in 1910 to Mary Douglas Campbell in Wellington and then in Pukekohe died in 1912.
Eva Florence Kingswell,
Born 23 May 1860 Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia.
Married Charles Henry Howard, 12 October 1885, in All Saint’s Church, Nelson NZ.
Died before 1931.
Married Charles Henry Howard, 12 October 1885, in All Saint’s Church, Nelson NZ. He appears in the “Return of the Freeholders of New Zealand” 1882 as a “Solicitor” Dunedin, holding land in South Dunedin with a value of £60.
The notice of the wedding in the Nelson Evening Mail on Tuesday 13 October 1885 just reads;
HOWARD – KINGSWELL, 12 Oct, Nelson, Charles Henry Howard, solicitor, Dunedin, to Eva Florence, 4th daughter of W B Kingswell, Invercargill.
They later lived in Clifton Terrace, Wellington NZ.
They had children of;
Note the Nelson Provincial Museum has an image of a ‘Miss Howard’ to has a strong Kingswell resembance ( link ) who maybe one of the daughters above.
Eva had died before 1931.
According to the Southland Boys’ High School Register, 333, Charles Henry Howard attended 1870-73; “(from Invercargill) Barrister & Solicitor, Clifton Terrace Wellington, Admitted to the bar 1880. Died Auckland 1943. Brother of Edward Page Howard (architect, London, practiced in Wellington 1894-95)”
Above, Eva about 1885 in Nelson.
born 22 August 1862, Deloraine Tasmania Australia.
Attended Otago Boys’ High School in 1876 and Nelson College 1877-78 – while at Nelson he played for the College 1st XV in 1878. Putting together his listings (student 718) in the Otago Boys’ High School Centennial Register 1863-1963, and the earlier edition in 1925 along with his Nelson College listing it appears that he was a ‘wool classer’ at Mort & Co., Goldsborough Sydney N.S.W. Australia (better now known as Darling Harbour – the Mort Building is now an historic building on the waterfront). He played representative cricket for Nelson (although evidence suggest that this was only for Nelson College) and played representative rugby in a match between Southland & Dunedin (but no further evidence supports this and could be from his Otago Boys’ High School days). His great-niece recalls that he may have run a ships chandlery store in the Bluff (now doubtful).
ALLEGED BREACH OF APPRENTICE’S INDENTURES.
The R.M. Court was inconveniently crowded yesterday during the hearing of an action brought by Mr W. B. Kingswell against. Messrs Taylor and McNeil, surveyors. The plaintiff sought to recover from defendants the sum of £21 13s 4d, being a balance of account between the parties from the Ist March, 1879 to the 1st March of this year; also, the sum of £50 damages for breach of agreement on the part of defendants and plaintiff, whereby defendants undertook to instruct plaintiff’s son, W. H. Kingswell, a young man under age, for the period of three years, commencing from the 1st March, 1879, in the profession of a surveyor. Mr Wade appeard for plaintiffs, Mr Harvey, with him Mr Reade, for McNeil; and Mr Finn for Taylor. Plaintiff’s counsel, in opening, the case, said that shortly after young Kingswell entered the employment of defendants he was allowed to remain idle. He received no instruction and did not appear to acquire any knowledge by his own exertions. At an early stage of the agreement McNeil took a dislike to Kingswell and got rid of him. It short time before he was sent away, Messrs Taylor and McNeil dissolved partnership: One of them had to take him, and the father consented that he should go with McNeil. Shortly before the alleged dismissal took place, McNeil expressed his satisfaction of young Kingswell to several persons. He had gone to their office week after week for the purpose of receiving instructions relative to work, and invariably found no one there. The first witness was the plaintiff, who after detailing the particulars of the deed entered into between defendants and himself on behalf of his son, said he had applied to them scores of times to teach his son the profession. An improvement had been promised, but was never fulfilled. Witness produced a letter received from Taylor, containing complaints againt his son’s conduct, which he averred, were not true. His son had been at the principal schools at Dunedin and Nelson, and the reports from the masters were always favorable. Previous to being bound he was on trial with defendants for six weeks. The son, W. H. Kingswell, then deposed to the treatment he bad received at the hands of defendants. There was very little work, consequently he was not taught any portion of the. profession. He had no fault to find with Taylor, but McNeil had a down on him, and tried all in his power to injure him. In cross-examination he admitted that he had said he would leave the camp if he was not supplied with better food. He never refused to work. This was the case for plaintiff, when Mr Finn submitted that Taylor was not liable for any breach of contract, as he had dissolved partnership prior to the dismissal. He called McNeil, who deposed that Kingswell had frequently interfered with the harmony of the camp. When there was no work in the field the lad was given tracings to do, which he would not accept, and left on two occasions. In cross-examination witness said he had not kept him at work other than surveying. It was a rule that apprentices should take in general part in the work of the camp. Mr Finn, on behalf of his client, sumbitted that it rested upon plaintiff to show defendants knew more of surveying, than they imparted to his son. Mr Harvey followed, contending that there was a desire on the part of young Kingswell not to study and benefit by instruction. The failure was not on the part of defendants, but on that of the pupil. The question for the Court to decide was whether there was a wrongful dismissal or not. Mr Wade submitted that both defendants were liable for the carrying out of the contract. His Worship said he would reserve judgment for a week on the following points:— I. Whether the dismissal was justifiable or not. 2. If not justifiable, what shall be a share of damages. 3. The question of Taylor’s legality in the contract after Kingawell went with McNeil. (Southland Times 24 July 1880)
The date and location of his passing is also in doubt: according to the School records it was in Queensland in 1909 (28 July 1909 according to Queensland BDM index). More information about the Mort Building can be found at http://www.walkingmelbourne.com/building_profile.php?ID=234
Edwin Croucher Kingswell,
born 30 September 1864 – most likely in Tasmania, Australia. Married Marcilla Lawlor, September 15, 1908 at New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada.
Died 28 February 1930 in Toronto, Canada.
Attended Otago Boys’ High School in 1879. In the 1892 edition of the Wise’s Postal Directory, he is listed as a Tea Merchant in Greymouth, NZ. But not for long…
THAMES. December 21.
E. G. Kingswell was arrested here tonight on a warrant charging him with having failed to appear at Greymouth to give evidence in the case of the bankruptcy of himself and his partner, Riddley. The firm had been carrying on business as tea merchants. Kingswell is merely charged with a technical offence, and will be taken back to Greymouth, so that he may give evidence in the case of the bankruptcy.
North Otago Times, 22 December 1891, page 2
Wise’s Postal Directory places him in Reefton in 1894 (no occupation given) and in 1904, 1905, 1906 & 1908 he was listed as a ‘Mining Expert’ Reefton, NZ. In the Otago Boys’ High School Centennial Register 1863-1963 his entry 902 reads; “mining expert, Reefton, went to Klondyke then to British Columbia. Later mining inspector British Columbia.” Appears on the passenger list of the “Mariposa” arriving in San Francisco in December 1899 en route to British Columbia from Auckland, New Zealand.
In the Ontario Marriage Registrations (Canada) Edward Croucher Kingswell, 43, of Haileybury, Mining Engineer, the son of William Burcher Kingswell & Elizabeth Mary Bryant married Marcilla Lawlor, 42, of Haileybury, a widow, daughter of John Wilson & Marcilla Ardell, on September 15, 1908 at New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada.
May have returned to New Zealand in early 1927 – as he sailed on the ‘Aorangi’ first class from Sydney NSW on 5 May 1927 back to Canada. In the shipping record he descibes himself as a resident of Canada (Toronto, 1900 to 1927) and has paid his own fare.
Died 28 February 1930 in Toronto, Canada – the Death Certificate does not record if he had children, but does list his occupation as Mining Engineer and the informant is his widow, Mrs Marcilla Kingswell.
The above picture appears in the 21 March 1906 edition of the Otago Witness, its capition as follows:
Three nuggets of silver found near Ontario, Canada. These nuggets of nearly pure silver were found upon the surface of Wiley’s claim, Cobalt, Canada. One nugget weights 305lb, and the other 258lb. The smaller ones run from 29 lbs. They are the largest nuggets of silver in the world. A fifty-fifth interest in the claim has been purchased by Mr E C Kingswell of the Otago High School, for one hundred thousand dollars. This cobalt field has produced 3,850,000 dollars in seven months and and has ten million more in sight. The weight of the ore occasionally goes 50 per cent silver.
George Herbert Kingswell
Born 20 July 1867, Kew, Invercargill, New Zealand.
Married Winifred Maude Adams, in South Africa.
Died 23 June 1931 South Africa.
Percy Nichol Kingswell
born 16 October 1870, at the Kingswell’s residence Woodville, Bluff Road, Invercargill, New Zealand.
Married Victoria Emily Mountney on 27 September 1898 in Bluff NZ.
Died in Auckland NZ on 4 September 1928.
Ethel May Kingswell
Born 16 August 1872, Kew, Invercargill,
Married Roderick Paterson on 11 November 1895 in Auckland
Died 1950, Auckland, New Zealand.
Listed in the 1893 Electoral Roll for Avon (Christchurch) NZ.
Married Roderick Paterson on 11 November 1895 in Auckland, NZ. Little is known of this branch of the family, Roderick was an engineer and dies in Auckland 9 October 1928 aged 72 (making his birth year, 1856).
Appears in the Observer, 16 November 1895:
The marriage of Miss Ethel Kingswell, sister of Mr F. Kingswell of the firm of Messrs Binney and Son, to Mr Roderick Paterson, chief engineer of the Upolu, took place on Monday at St. Paul’s Church, Symond-street. The wedding was the first to take place in the newly erected and recently-consecrated Church, and in accordance with the usual custom, the newly wedded couple were presented with a Family Bible. A large number of friends were present to witness the ceremony, which was celebrated by the Rev. Canon Nelson. The Upolu was gaily decked with bunting throughout the day in honour of the event.
They probably had two children;
1, James Roderick Paterson, married Ada Corcoran in 1919, he dies in 1973 in Auckland.
2, Isabel Muriel Paterson, born 27 July 1896