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 William Checkley Devereux

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William Checkley Devereux

  • Birth 1822 Northampton, Northampton Borough, Northamptonshire, England
  • Death 26 Sep 1887 New Zealand
  • Burial Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Plot 265
  • Memorial ID 25002972

William Checkley Devereux married Ellen King (before 1857)
A total of their children not yet known
1857 - 1938 Lydia Myrtle
- married William Williams 1887
1859 -1934 Frederick William
1863 -1924 Marian Amy
1865 - 1880 Edgar Amos
- Edgar drowned in Wairarapa Lake aged 15
1869 - Margaret Ellen
1871 - Jane Ann

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thanks to Isabelle's message 27-10-2012:

from "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Wellington Provincial District), Commercial & Industrial:
from the entry for his son Frederick William:
... Frederick William Devereux, Wholesale and Retail Butcher, Main Road, Lower Hutt. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand.
This business, the only one of the kind in the township, was established in 1856 by the late Mr William Checkley Devereux, father of the present proprietor.
The founder, whose portrait is reproduced herein, came to the Colony in 1855, per ship "Myrtle," and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 - five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year.
Mr. F. W. Devereux, who took over the business in 1886, does a good trade. The premises, which are freehold, include a two-story shop and dwelling. His slaughter-house, fitted with every modern appliance, is situated on the Main Road about a mile from the shop. Mr. Devereux was born at the Lower Hutt in 1859, and learned his business with his father, assisting in the management of the business for several years before taking it over on his own account. As an Oddfellow he has been a member of the Rose of the Valley Lodge for some eighteen years past. In musical matters, Mr. Deveieux is a singer, and possesses a good tenor voice, which he is ever ready to use as a soloist for any local charity. He is also an amateur athlete, and, having studied the noble art of self-defence, has attained considerable renown as a boxer


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  • Created by: pkg
  • Added: 2 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25002972
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Checkley Devereux (1822–26 Sep 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25002972, citing Christ Church-Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand ; Maintained by pkg (contributor 46968786) .