Elizabeth Gowman1

(1819 - )
FatherWilliam Gowman1 b. a 1781
MotherSarah Wills1 b. 1796, d. a Jun 1892
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of George Henry Burnard North

Spouse:James Cornelius
     Child:

Life Events

     Elizabeth Gowman was born in 1819 in Dawlish, Devon, England, daughter of William Gowman and Sarah Wills.1,2

She was christened on 31 October 1819 in St Gregory's Church, Dawlish, Devon, England.1

About September 1842, Elizabeth, married James Cornelius, in Dawlish, Devon, England.3,4

Elizabeth appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Manor Row, Teignmouth, Devon, England, The household consisted of Elizabeth Conelius, Head, widow, 41, Seamstress; Henry Cornelius, son 13, Scholar; William Gowman, father, 81, farm labourer, disability, blind; Sarah Gowman, mother, 65, nurse and William Goldsworthy, 80, retired farmer.3

About December 1875, Elizabeth, married John Harris, in Dawlish, Devon, England.

Citations

  1. [S9] IGI, online http://www.familysearch.org
  2. [S12] 1881 UK Census.
  3. [S89] 1861 UK Census.
  4. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

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James Cornelius1,2

Spouse:Elizabeth Gowman (1819 - )
     Child:

Life Events

      About September 1842, James, married Elizabeth Gowman, daughter of William Gowman and Sarah Wills, in Dawlish, Devon, England.1,2

Citations

  1. [S89] 1861 UK Census.
  2. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

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Henry Cornelius1

(1848 - )
FatherJames Cornelius1
MotherElizabeth Gowman1 b. 1819
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of George Henry Burnard North

Life Events

     Henry Cornelius was born in 1848 in Dawlish, Devon, England, son of James Cornelius and Elizabeth Gowman.1

He appeared on the census on 7 April 1861, in the household of Elizabeth Gowman in Manor Row, Teignmouth, Devon, England, aged 13.1

Citations

  1. [S89] 1861 UK Census.

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Mary Ann Edmonds1

(1835 - 1890)
FatherEzekiel Edmonds1 b. 27 Jan 1785, d. 21 Aug 1852
MotherMary Hart1 b. 1807, d. a Jun 1886
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Spouse:Everard Calthrop (25 September 1820 - 29 November 1890)
     Children:

Life Events

     Mary Ann Edmonds was born on 12 August 1835 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, daughter of Ezekiel Edmonds and Mary Hart.1

She was christened on 29 November 1835 in Morgan's Hill Independent Chapel, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.2,3

On 12 January 1850 she was baptized again, along with her brother and sister, Frederick Ezekiel and Anna Maria. I assume the family had changed their allegiance to a new Church. in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.4

She appeared on the census on 30 March 1851, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds in Berryfield House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, as a daughter, 15, a scholar at home.5

About June 1855, Mary, married Everard Calthrop, son of Richard Calthrop and Elizabeth Turfitt Everard, in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.
Notice published in the July 1855 edition of "The Gentleman's Magazine":- At Bradford, Everard Calthorpe, esq. second son of the late Richard Calthorpe, esq. of Swinehead Abbey, Linc. to Mary Anne, eldest dau. of the late E. Edmonds, esq. Berryfield House, Wilts.6


She appeared on the census on 7 April 1861, in the household of Everard Calthrop in Gault Grove House, Sutton, Cambridgeshire, England.7

Mary, age 35, appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Leicester Rd, Uppingham, Rutland, England, as Wife, age 34.
Also at home were her 7 sons:
Everard R., 14; Frederick C.,12; Harry C., 11; Ernest N. E., 9; Lionel C. E., 6; Hugh V. E., 5; Calthrop G. L., 1 and daughter Marion E. M., aged 3.
There were also Alice E. Weavers, single, aged 42 head Nurse; Emma Nichols, 22, Cook; Mary A. Lewin, 23, Housmaid; Jane Lewin, 19, Under Nurse and William Bell, 19, Groom.8

She died on Monday, 4 August 1890, aged 54 years, 11 months and 23 days, in Glouster Walk, Kensington, Middlesex, England.6,8,9

On 8 November 1890 her Will was proved at the Principal Registry by Everard Godwin Thorne of Burntwood Lodge, Wandsworth Common in the County of Surrey, Solicitor, one of the Executors. Her personal estate was valued at £135 4s (approx. 2013 value = AU$95,000.00.)9

Citations

  1. [S92] 1841 UK Census.
  2. [S9] IGI, online http://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S182] England & Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes, online unknown url.
  4. [S259] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx
  5. [S100] 1851 UK Census.
  6. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  7. [S89] 1861 UK Census.
  8. [S108] 1871 UK Census.
  9. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Anna Maria Edmonds1

(1837 - 1838)
FatherEzekiel Edmonds1 b. 27 Jan 1785, d. 21 Aug 1852
MotherMary Hart1 b. 1807, d. a Jun 1886
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Life Events

     Anna Maria Edmonds was born on 7 April 1837 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, daughter of Ezekiel Edmonds and Mary Hart.2,3

She was christened on 20 August 1837 in Morgan's Hill Independent Chapel, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.2,3

She died in December 1838, aged 1 year and 7 months, in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.4

Citations

  1. [S92] 1841 UK Census.
  2. [S9] IGI, online http://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S259] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx
  4. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

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Anna Maria Edmonds1,2

(1840 - 1915)
FatherEzekiel Edmonds1 b. 27 Jan 1785, d. 21 Aug 1852
MotherMary Hart1 b. 1807, d. a Jun 1886
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Life Events

     Anna Maria Edmonds was born in March 1840 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, daughter of Ezekiel Edmonds and Mary Hart.1,2

She was baptized on 10 May 1840 in Morgan's Hill Independent Chapel, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.3

She appeared on the census on 6 June 1841, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds in Church Yard, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, as daughter, age 13 mths.1

On 12 January 1850 she was baptized again, along with her brother and sister, Frederick Ezekiel and Mary Ann. I assume the family had changed their allegiance to a new Church on 12 January 1850 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.3

She appeared on the census on 30 March 1851, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds in Berryfield House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, as a daughter, 11, a scholar at home.4

Following her father's death, and after finishing her education, she travelled through Europe with her mother, studying painting. This article gives more detail of her travels and acheivements.

A settlement for the marriage of Anna Maria Edmonds and William Collings Lukis de Guerin was made on 11 June 1861 in Bath, Somerset, England:-"MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT by Frederick Ezekiel Edmonds of a sum of £500 (approx. 2013 value = AU$520,000.00) upon Miss Anna Maria Edmonds and her children by her marriage with William C. L. Guerin. [no ref.] 11th June 1861."5

On 12 June 1861, Anna, aged 21, married William Collings Lukis de Guerin, aged 24, son of Thomas Guerin and Elizabeth Read, in Bath, Somerset, England, The officiating minister was the Reverend Henry Burne.2,6

In the 1870's she exhibited flower studies at the Royal Academy and Society of British Artists, London. She exhibited under both her maiden and married names.7

She appeared on the census on 3 April 1881, in the household of William Collings Lukis de Guerin in 10 Park Place Villas, Paddington, London, England, as wife, aged 40; occupation, Artist - Painter.8

On 4 May 1892 there was an article in the "Morning Post", under the heading "THE SOCIETY OF LADY ARTISTS"
"Of pictures of fruits and flowers, principally by ..... and Mrs. A Lukis de Guérin, the array is brilliant and abundant ..... The place of the exhibition is the Egyptian Hall, Picadilly."6
She died on Wednesday, 17 November 1915, aged 75 years and 8 months, in Lewisham, London, England. She had been living at 15 Montpelier Row, Blackheath, Kent.2

Probate was granted on her estate on 6 January 1916 in London, Greater London, England, to Harry Claude Calthrop, Banker and Lionel Claude Calthrop M.D. Effects £1,648 15s. 8d (approx. 2013 value = AU$772,600.00.)9

Citations

  1. [S92] 1841 UK Census.
  2. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  3. [S259] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx
  4. [S100] 1851 UK Census.
  5. [S139] Bath and North East Somerset Record Office.
  6. [S248] The British Newspaper Archive, online http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search
  7. [S199] E. C. Clayton, English Female Artists.
  8. [S12] 1881 UK Census.
  9. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr.1

(1812 - 1881)
FatherJohn Edmonds1 b. 27 Oct 1782, d. 23 Jun 1856
MotherRuth Hinton b. a Dec 1781, d. 8 Jan 1856
RelationshipGreat-uncle of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Spouse:Sophia Anne Steer (about 1823 - 18 May 1899)
     Children:

Life Events

     Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. was born on 8 August 1812 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, son of John Edmonds and Ruth Hinton.1

On 1 April 1841 he a partnership was "dissolved between C. B. Reynolds and Ezekiel Edmonds, Jun. Bradford, Wilts, water-proofers of cloths, kerseymeres, and other fabrics".2

On 2 September 1846, Ezekiel, aged 34, married Sophia Anne Steer, daughter of Charles William Steer and Jane Woodburn Watson, in St Thomas in Heavitree, Devon, England. The minister was the Reverend N. Cole, Vicar of South Brent.
It was a double wedding, with Sophia's sister, Jane, marrying Charles Harford, Jun., Esq, of Rutland Gate, Hyde Park, at the same ceremony.1

It appears that the Edmonds' family business was dissolved, as a notice appeared in Perry's Bankrupt Gazette on 25 December 1847 of the dissolution of the partnership between Ezekiel Edmonds, John Edmonds and Ezekiel Edmonds, junior, "woolen manufacturers, Bradford, 1st January last".2

In 1848 Ezekiel was listed in the Directory for Bradford-on-Avon at Belcombe Brook House.3

On 4 April 1848, at the Wiltshire Easter Sessions, held in Salisbury, Ezekiel Edmonds, junior, qualified to act as a magistrate for the county.2

Ezekiel, age 38, appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Belcomb House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England,
The household consisted of Ezekiel Edmonds, 38, head, Justice of the Peace, Woolen Manufacturer;
Sophia Ann, 28, wife;
Alice Bury, daughter, age 3;
Augusta, daughter, age 2;
Gertrude, daughter, age 8 mths.
Also present were Thomas Haines, 15, Footman;
Mary Ann Gray, 28, Cook;
Matilda Slade, 22, Housemaid;
Julia Osborne, 20, Nurse.4
From the "Salisbury and Winchester Journal" - 24th December 1859
BRADFORD-ON-AVON.
VOLUNTEER RIFLE MOVEMENT. - A public meeting, which was numerously attended, was held in the Town Hall, on Monday evening, for the purpose of promoting the formation a local Rifle Corps, Ezekiel Edmonds, Esq., J.P., presiding, supported by tbe Right Hon. T. S. Estcourt, M.r., R. P. Long, Esq., M.P., and large body of clergy, gentry, and manufacturers of the town. The proceedings were opened, in an eloquent speech, by the Chairman, and appropriate and stirring addresses were delivered by Mr. Estcourt, Mr. Long, Captain Pickwick, the Vicar of Bradford-on-Avon, and other gentlemen. Resolutions in accordance with the object of the meeting were adopted, and, after a vote of thanks to the Chairman, the proceedings closed by singing the National Anthem. Subscriptions to the amount of 80/. were announced, including 50/. from the Earl of Manvers.2
Ezekiel, age 48, appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Berryfield House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England,
Occupation, Landed Proprieter and Woolen Manufacturer, Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire.
Others in the house were:
Alice B. Edmonds, daughter, age 13, scholar
Augusta I. Edmonds, daughter, age 12, scholar
Gertrude Edmonds, daughter, age 10, scholar
Walter J. Edmonds, son, age 7, scholar
Dora Edmonds, daughter, age 3, scholar
Sophia J. Steer, niece, age 16, scholar
Ellen Jackson, governess, age 29
Hannah Gayner, sevant, age 44
Mary Hacker, servant, age 22
Ann Biss, servant, age 21
John Oram, sevant, age 27

(See where they lived at Berryfield House.)1

On 19 November 1863, a report was printed in the "Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette"
A company has been enrolled, under the designation of "the West of England Woollen Manufacturing Company (limited)," with a capital of £100,000, for the purposes of manufacturing various descriptions of woollen fabrics by the process of felting, at the Staverton Mill, near Holt. Mr. Ezekiel Edmonds and Mr. Marshall Hall are, we observe, two of the Directors; and a profit of at least twenty five per cent is promised to shareholders, after making ample allowance for every exigency. We shall be glad to hear that this tempting promise is realised; and as the Directors "recommend the undertaking with the greatest of confidence as a safe and legitimate investment," and as many of them are gentlemen well known and highly respected in the commercial world, there seems ground for hoping that the project may at all events prove successful.2
On 4 June 1867 "The London Gazette", there was a "Notice to Creditors"
In the Matter of Ezekiel Edmonds and William Charles Webb, of Bradford and Staverton, in the county of Wilts,
Cloth Manufacturers and Copartners.
THE Trustees of the assignment executed by the above named for the benefit of their creditors hereby give notice that they will, on Friday, the 14th day of June next, proceed to declare a Dividend under the joint estate of the above named, and will divide the assets thereof among such of the joint creditors only who shall on or before that day have sent in the particulars of their claims to the undersigned, or to Messrs. Ladbury, Collison, and Viney of No. 99, Cheapside, London, Accountants. The Trustees further give notice, that they will not be liable for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, or be answerable or accountable to any person or persons of whose claim or demand they shall not then have had notice, and have been substantiated by proof, if required.-Dated this 31st day of May, 1867.
WM. MARDON, No. 99, Newgate-street, London,
Solicitor for the said Trustees.
On 12 August 1872 Ezekiel was a witness at the Marriage of Charles Woodward Wallis and Gertrude Edmonds in Trinity Church, Paddington, Middlesex, England.5,6

He died in December 1881, aged 69 years and 3 months, in Fulham, Greater London, England.5

Citations

  1. [S89] 1861 UK Census.
  2. [S248] The British Newspaper Archive, online http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search
  3. [S96] Unknown agency, Wiltshire Directory 1842.
  4. [S100] 1851 UK Census.
  5. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  6. [S205] Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, online unknown url.

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Sophia Anne Steer1

(a 1823 - 1899)
FatherCharles William Steer b. 12 Nov 1784, d. 27 Sep 1864
MotherJane Woodburn Watson

Spouse:Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. (8 August 1812 - December 1881)
     Children:

Life Events

     Sophia Anne Steer was born about 1823 in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, daughter of Charles William Steer and Jane Woodburn Watson.1

On 2 September 1846, Sophia, married Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr., aged 34, son of John Edmonds and Ruth Hinton, in St Thomas in Heavitree, Devon, England. The minister was the Reverend N. Cole, Vicar of South Brent.
It was a double wedding, with Sophia's sister, Jane, marrying Charles Harford, Jun., Esq, of Rutland Gate, Hyde Park, at the same ceremony.1

She appeared on the census on 30 March 1851, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. in Belcomb House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, as Wife, age 28.2

She appeared on the census on 7 April 1861, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. in Berryfield House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, as wife, age 38.1

On 12 August 1872 Sophia was a witness at the Marriage of Charles Woodward Wallis and Gertrude Edmonds in Trinity Church, Paddington, Middlesex, England.3,4

Sophia appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 14 Harley Road, Hampstead, Greater London, England,
Her relationship to the head was sister-in-law, age 58.
Head of the house was Alexander A. Jackson, 53, her brother-in-law
his wife Eliza Jackson, 52
his sister Rebecca G. Jackson, 61
Christiana Register, 25, Cook
and Lucy Rebecca Rudd, 20, Housemaid

It appears to me that Sophia was staying here while her husband, Ezekiel, was probably in hospital as he died in the Oct-Dec period of that year in Fulham, Greater London.5

Sophia appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Greencroft Gardens, Hampstead, London, England, as Head, age 68, Living on Own Means
Also there was her daughter Dora Stokes, 31, Widow
Elizabeth Chant, 52, widow, Cook and
Rose A. Rausom, housemaid.6

She died on Thursday, 18 May 1899, in 2 Greencroft Gardens, South Hampstead, Middlesex, England.3,7

Probate was granted on her estate on 8 June 1899 in London, England, to Walter Rastall Edmonds, esquire; the Reverend Henry Paine Stokes, clerk and Charles Seaton Pemberton, esquire. Her effects had a value of £1,186 14s 3d (approx. 2013 value = AU$780,000.00.)7

Citations

  1. [S89] 1861 UK Census.
  2. [S100] 1851 UK Census.
  3. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  4. [S205] Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, online unknown url.
  5. [S12] 1881 UK Census.
  6. [S19] 1891 UK Census.
  7. [S204] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, online http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/category.aspx?cat=140

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Alice Bury Edmonds1

(1847 - 1884)
FatherEzekiel Edmonds Jnr.1 b. 8 Aug 1812, d. Dec 1881
MotherSophia Anne Steer1 b. a 1823, d. 18 May 1899
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ernest Harry Edmonds

Spouse:Henry Fitzgerald Allen (27 December 1841 - 23 February 1892)
     Children:

Life Events

     Alice Bury Edmonds was born in September 1847 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, daughter of Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. and Sophia Anne Steer.1

She appeared on the census on 30 March 1851, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. in Belcomb House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, as daughter, age 3.2

She appeared on the census on 7 April 1861, aged 13, in the household of Ezekiel Edmonds Jnr. in Berryfield House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.1

In September 1868, Alice, married Henry Fitzgerald Allen, aged 26, son of Henry Robinson Allen and Jane Marina Wellington Coward, in Kensington, London, England.3

Alice and Henry emigrated from London, arriving in Lyttleton, New Zealand, on 7 January 1869 on the "Mermaid".
They, along with other passengers, commended the captain, Captain Rose, on his "courteous conduct during the voyage. Your ability as a seaman has been put to more than the usual test, by the violent weather which the ship encountered..."4

On 15 March 1873 she appeared on stage in the Prince of Wales Theatre in a "Petite Comedy" It was her debut performance,4 and a report of her perfomance was printed in the "Thames Advertiser" on 18 March 1873
A new theatrical aspirant to public favour is thus referred to in the "Thames Advertiser" of the 18th. The performance concluded with the farce of the Conjugal Lesson, in which Mrs Alice Allen, known as 'The Mermaid,' sustained the part of Mrs. Lullaby, and Mr Margetts that of Mr Lullaby. The piece took immensely. There were numerous local allusions introduced in the dialogue, which created loud and vociferous applause. Mrs Allen certainly sustained the part in a business-like manner. There was no lack of confidence on her part, and she acted and spoke as if perfectly conversant with stage customs."4

However, the reporter from the "Daily Southern Cross" wasn't quite so encouraging
..... performers were Miss Neilson, Messrs. Bromley and Margetts, and Mrs. Alice Allen (tho mermaid and chief attraction). The programme was divided into three parts, the first two consisting of songs by Miss Neilson and Messrs. Margetts and Bromley. The third part was the comedietta "The Conjugal Lesson", in which Mrs. Allen appeared as Mrs. Letitia Lullaby, and Mr. Margetts as Mr. Simon Lullaby. With regard to Mr. Margotts acting, we can only express it as our opinion that he appears to more advantage in comic singing than he does in comedy. His proecedings were the reverse of pleasing in many parts, and, as the stage phrase is, he "gagged" throughout the piece, while his recklessness in one part actually caused Mrs. Allen to leave the stage for a brief space. Mrs. Allen's Mrs. Letitia Lullaby was altogether too affected a piece of acting. The actress was letter-perfect, but that natural ease which is so essential on tho stage was wanting. Besides, what lady, when waiting up for her husband till early morning, wears white kid boots? Better actresses have appeared in Auckland, but at the same time worse have been tolerated. The same performers appear again this evening.4
On 15 March 1873, in Auckland, New Zealand, she was a plaintiff in a court case, as reported in "The Daily Southen Cross"
H. F. Allen and Alice Allen v H. N. Abbott- This was an action brought by Mrs. Allen- better known as "The Mermaid" - against Mr. H. N. Abbott, to recover £20 salary (in lieu of notice) as barmaid at the City Club Hotel under an agreement. The husband was joined in the action, as a plea of coverture had been put in on a former occasion. Mr. Leary (in the absence of Mr. Rees) appeared for plaintiff, and Mr.Hesketh and Mr. Kissling for the defence. Subsequently Mr. Rees appeared.- The defence to the action was that there was no contract, and, even if there was, that defendant was justified in discharging the lady. - Mr Beckham suggested that the case might be settled out of Court, but this course was not adopted. - Mr Rees said the action would not have been brought if Mr Abbott had not discharged Mrs. Allen at a moment's warning without assigning any reason, which, of course, cast a slur upon her character.
In December last Mrs. Alice Allen came up from Dunedin in pursuance of a telegram engaging her for three months as barmaid, at Mr. Abbott's, at £2 10s. per week, with board and lodging; subsequently the agreement was reduced to writing. Mrs. Allen had a child dependent upon her, her husband being in the Lunatic Asylum, and was anxious to clear her character.- Alice Allen deposed: I am one of the plaintiffs in this action. My husband's name is Henry Fitzgerald Allen. I know the defendant. He was my employer. I received a telegram (produced), in consequence of which I gave up a month's engagement at £3 per week in Dunedin to come up to Auckland. Mr. Abbott and Mr. Gesner met me at the steamer, and took me to the City Club Hotel, where I immediately commenced duties in the bar. About two days afterwards Mr. Gesner gave me the memorandum of agreement produced, signed by Mr. Abbott, engaging me for three months at 50s. per week and board. After three months a week's notice to be given on either side of leaving. [This document was unstamped, and was only signed by Mr. Abbott; therefore it was deemed to be inadmissible as evidence of a contract].
A consultation here took place between the counsel and the parties to the suit as to a compromise. - Mr. Hesketh said his client, Mr. Abbott, had been greatly annoyed by a statement of the case which had appeared in a newspaper, which was calculated to give a false impression; otherwise he was not adverse to settle.- Ultimately the case was withdrawn on Mr. Abbott consenting to pay £5.This concluded tho business before the Court.4
On 28 August 1873 she gave evidence at the inquest of a man who had drowned. At the time she and her husband were living in The Temperance Hotel, Hobson Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

She died in 1884, aged 36 years, in Auckland, New Zealand.5

Citations

  1. [S89] 1861 UK Census.
  2. [S100] 1851 UK Census.
  3. [S18] Free BMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  4. [S237] "[SHORT ARTICLE FROM QUOTED PAPER]."
  5. [S227] New Zealand BDM Records, online https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/

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