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Descendants of David Moir

David  &  Mary Ann Moir 15

David Moir  born ca.1854 in New Zealand 1; died 27 Apr. 1931 23 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 514 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 14

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

2.   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.

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:
    14.  i.     Doris Wilson
    15.  ii.    Mavis Wilson
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
Children of Herbert Moir and Ellen (?) were:
     16.        Herbert Frederick Moir
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.
Children of Ambrose Charles Moir and Bessie Carson were:
      17.       Keith Moir
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.
Children of Daisy Lavinia Moir and William Schutt were: 16
    18.  i.     William David Scutt
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
8.   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.
   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.

9.     Gordon Moir  born 1920 2
10.   William Moir  born 1922 2
11.   Norma Moir  born 1924 2
12.   Raymond Moir born 1925 2
13.   Leslie Robert Moir born 1928 2
14.   Doris Wilson  born 1923 2
15.   Mavis Wilson 2
16.   Herbert Frederick Moir  born 1927 2; d. 28 May 1995 2
17.   Keith Moir  2
18.   William David Schutt b. 23 Oct 1917 16
19.   George Roderick Schutt b. 8 Oct 1918 16
20.   Phyllis Lavinia Schutt b. 15 Oct 1919  16
22.   Mary Christina Schutt b. 2 Mar 1921 16
23.   Frederick Anton Schutt b. 19 Feb 1922 16
24.   Frances Joan Schutt b. 28 May 1923 16. She married on 3 Jul 1943 17 in Remuwera, New Zealand, James Barker b. 15 Sep 1921 17 in Hawera, NZ.

Children of Frances Joan Schutt and James Barker were: 17
    34.  i.    
Allison Faye Barker
    35.  ii.    Kathleen Joy Barker
    36.  iii.   Lorraine Olive Barker
    37.  iv.   James Herbert Barker
    38.  v.    Gaelene Frances Barker

25.   Arthur Richard Schutt
26.   Robert Allen Schutt
27.   Henry Thomas Schutt
28.   Desmond John Schutt
29.   Bertie Phillip Schutt
30.   Agnes June Schutt
31.   Roland Adolphus  Schutt
32.   Dorothy Bernice Schutt
33.   Barry Richard Schutt


34.   Allison Faye Barker b. 30 Aug 1941 17 in Auckland, New Zealand; d. 1988 17 in Wellington, N.Z. She married ca. 1963 17, Joseph Orbon b. Holland.

Children of Allison Faye Barker and Joseph Orbon were: 17
+  39.  i.     Jodie Harry Orbon
40.  ii.    Paula Caterina Orbon

35.   Kathleen Joy Barker b. in Auckland, New Zealand. She married in 1971 17 in Toronto, Canada, Tony Ledingham, b. Ireland.

Children of Kathleeen Joy Barker and Tony Ledingham were: 17
    41.  i.    Jennifer Ledingham (twin)
    42.  ii.   Kirsten Ledingham (twin)

36.   Lorraine Olive Barker b. in Wakatane, New Zealand. She married in 1966 17 in Palmerstone North, N.Z., Kevin Featherstone, b. 31 Jul 1942 17 in Wellington, N.Z.; d. 1998 17 in Palmerstone North, N.Z.

Children of Lorraine Olive Barker and Kevin Featherstone were: 17
    43.  i.     Dean Featherstone
    44.  ii.    Kim Ann Featherstone

37.   James Herbert Barker b. in Morrinsville, New Zealand. He married (1) Dorothy Parker. He married (2) Jane Johnstone.

Children of James Herbert Barker and Dorothy Parker were: 17
    45.  i.     Scott Barker
    46.  ii.    James Barker
    47.  iii.   Daniel Barker

38.   Gaelene Frances Barker.  She married Phil McGregor b. in Wellington, NZ.


39.   Jodie Harry Orbon. He married Rose Naylor.

Children of Jodie Harry Orbon and Rose Naylor were: 17
    48.         Alex James Phillip Naylor

40.   Paula Caterina Orbon b. in Wellington, N.Z. She married Tara Papa b. in Raratonga, N.Z.

Children of Paula Caterina Orbon and Tara Papa were: 17
    49.   i.    Tayhou Papa
50.   ii.    Braydon Papa

41.   Jennifer Ledingham (twin) in Wellington, N.Z.
42.   Kirsten Ledingham (twin) b. in Wellington, NZ.

43.   Dean Featherstone  b. in Lowerhutt,  NZ.
44.   Kim Ann Featherstone  b. in Upperhutt, NZ.
45.   Scott Barker b. in Wellington, NZ.
46.   James Barker b.  in Wellington, NZ.
47.   Daniel Barker b. in Wellington, NZ.


48.  Alex James Phillip Naylor b. in Wellington, N.Z.
49.  Tayhou Papa b. in Lowerhutt, N.Z.
50.  Braydon Papa b. in Lowerhutt, N.Z.
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1    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.
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