David Moir born ca.1854 in New Zealand 1; died 27 Apr. 1931 2, 3 reg. Mangawhai; buried 28 Apr. 1931 11 row C plot 15, Te Arai Cemetery, New Zealand. He married in 1884 4 Mary Ann Dunk, died 1 June 1932 5, 14 reg. Auckland; buried 3 Jun 1932 11 row C plot 14, Te Arai Cemetery.
David Moir first appeared as "a settler" at Mangawhai in the Waitemata electorate roll in 1893 and his wife Mary Ann was first listed in 1896. They were both listed in 1911 in the Mardsen electorate. He was a farmer and a gumdigger and was one of seven candidates listed on the ballot paper for the 17 May 1898 election of five persons to the Mangawai Roads Board 2, 12.
Mary Ann died after her husband, and as her will had left everything to her husband there was an intestacy in her estate 14. Their original home in Preston Street still stands on land that prior to subdivision had formed part of his farm. The current owners (in 2001) of the home have their collection housed in a part open to the public that they have named Yedit's Barn.
Children of David Moir and Mary Ann Dunk were:
+ 1. William Edward Gordon Moir
2. David Robert Moir
3. Frederick James Moir
+ 4. Elizabeth Ann Gordon Moir
5. Bertie Leslie John Moir
+ 6. Ambrose Charles Moir
+ 7. Daisy Lavinia Moir
8. Edgar Gillian Moir
1. William Edward Gordon Moir born 1885 6 or 7 Jan 1884 2. He married Violet (?) 2.
It seems likely he would have been the "boy" referred to in a 10 March 1885 letter written by his grandmother Sarah Ann Moir to her sister Letitia Garmonsway which read:- "We have a baby boy now near three months old. The mothers a young giddy girl, had no milk so she had to feed it out of a bottle. I am obliged to look after the dear little fellow. In the 1911 electoral roll he was listed as a "bushman" at Mangawhai. Following his mother's 1932 death an affidavit executed by the surviving children in connection with her estate listed him as a farmer of Mangawai 142. David Robert Moir born 18 Jan 1886 2; died 6 June 1917 - killed in action in France 5, 7. A memorial is recorded on the headstone of his brother Frederick James Moir in row J plot 17, Te Arai Cemetery.
Children of William Edward Gordon Moir and Violet (?) were:
9. i. Gordon Moir
10. ii. William Moir
11. iii. Norma Moir
12. iv. Raymond Moir
13. v. Leslie Robert Moir
3. Frederick James Moir born 12 Aug. 1887 2, 8 - birth indexed as Francis James Moir reg. Magawhai; died 7 May 1920 5; buried 10 May 1920 row J plot 17 in Te Arai Cem. He was noted in Mangawhai in the 1911 electoral roll for the Marsden electorate with his occupation given as "ploughman".
4. Elizabeth Ann Gordon Moir "Lizzie" born 28 Aug. 1889 2 reg. Mangawhai; died 1970s 2. She married William Wilson and lived in Auckland. Elizabeth was appointed a joint executor of her mother's estate. An affidavit executed by the surviving children in connection therewith listed her as a married woman residing in Auckland 14
Children of Elizabeth Ann Gordon Moir and William Wilson were:5. Bertie Leslie John Moir b. 12 Aug. 1891 2 reg. Mangawhai; d. Dec. Qtr. 1948 11 reg. Auckland. He married Ellen (?) and had at least one son 2. After his mother's 1932 death an affidavit excuted by her surviving children in connection with the probate of her estate listed him as a farmer of Mangawai 14
14. i. Doris Wilson
15. ii. Mavis Wilson
Children of Herbert Moir and Ellen (?) were:6. Ambrose Charles Moir born 12 Aug. 1893 2, 9. He married Bessie Carson. They lived at Papakura, Auckland and had at least one son 2. Following his mother's 1932 death he was appointed a joint executor of her estate, and an affidavit executed by the surviving children in connection with the estate listed him as a seaman residing at Epsom 14.
16. Herbert Frederick Moir
Children of Ambrose Charles Moir and Bessie Carson were:7. Daisy Lavinia Moir born 28 Jul 1896 2, 10; d. ca. 1962 17. She married William John Harold Schutt (changed from Schutz around time of WW I), b. 14 Jun 1894 17 in Wharehine, New Zealand. Following her mother's 1932 death an affidavit in connection with the estate excuted by her surviving children listed her as a married woman of Onerahi, Waiheke Island 14.
17. Keith Moir
Children of Daisy Lavinia Moir and William Schutt were: 168. Edgar Gilliam Moir born 15 Nov 1898 2; died 18 Mar 1978 2, 13. He married Florence Elizabeth Parker d. Whangarei, 8th December 1977 2,13. There were no issue.
18. i. William David Scutt
19. ii. George Roderick Schutt
20. iii. Phyllis Lavinia Schutt
22. iv. Mary Christina Schutt
23. v. Frederick Anton Schutt
+ 24. vi. Frances Joan Schutt
25. vii. Arthur Richard Schutt
26. viii. Robert Allen Schutt
27. ix. Henry Thomas Schutt
28. x. Desmond John Schutt
29. xi. Bertie Phillip Schutt
30. xii. Agnes June Schutt
31. xiii. Roland Adolphus Schutt
32. xiv. Dorothy Bernice Schutt
33. xv. Barry Richard Schutt
Edgar and his wife lived in his parents old home in Pearson Street in Mangawhai. He worked at the Mangawhai Hotel and was a foundation member of the Mangawhai Historical Museum 2. Following his mother's death in 1932, an affidavit executed by her surviving children in connection with her estate, listed him as a farmer of Mangawai. In the Post Office Directory for 1956 he was also listed as a farmer 14.
Calculated date - basis the age of 35 for the 4th surviving son given
on his mother's 1889 death rego.
2 Moir Family History & Genealogy - researched and compliled by Lynette Westcott, NZ.
3 NZ BDM Indexes #1931-1213
4 Ibid #1884-870
5 Ibid #1932-1032
6 Ibid #1885-35
7 Ibid #1914-18 War - 2506/503
8 Ibid #1887-2253
9 Ibid #1893-2354
10 Ibid #1896-2396
11 Date from cemetery headstone - transcriptions by W. & H. D. Parkinson dated June 1984 .
12 Record held by the Mangawhai Museum.
13 NZ National Archives, probate file for Edgar Gilliam Moir - researched & provided courtesy of Lynette Westcott, NZ.
14 Ibid - probate file for Mary Ann Moir - researched by Lynette Westcott, NZ.
15 Images courtesy of Lynette Westcott, NZ. The oval framed originals are held by the Mangawhai Museum.
16 Names and birth dates of children of Daisy Lavinia Schutt née Moir advised by Dorothy "Dot" Hughes of New Zealand.
17 Advised by Russell D Gordon of Shavely, NSW, Australia.
Compiled by J. Raymond, Brisbane - last updated 2 Feb 2007