http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/kilmister/kilmister.html Version 1.7.2013 26 A4 pages Compiled by KIT WITHERS email kit.withers"att"gmail.com (I write "att" for @ to foil spammers.) 101 Allington Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand phone +64 4 476 9554My genealogy home-page is at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/genealogy.html
This photo of John and Frances is courtesy of Bronwyn JONES, one of the many photos from her site.
** 1.12.2012 I began this site. About 1986 Bruce or Gary K who then lived and farmed at Otare Farm at the top of Parkvale Road, Karori, gave me to permission to take the grindstone from the site of the 1st home of John KILMISTER [ID 0 or 1? below] on his farm, Sky Farm on the ridge where the chimney & macrocarpas remain. I had rescued it from drowning in the mud river where someone had rolled it. Only about 2 inches of stone stuck out so it was a close call. Later I offered to put it in the new Karori Library but they only wanted it outside where vandals could break it. Now I have gotten agreement in principle from WCC to return it to its original site, but they need some historical notes to go with it. I have since found out that the farm is now owned by Russell PEARCE 476 9472 otarifarm"att"orcon.net.nz who bought it from Meridian who bought it from Brian? KILMISTER, now of Raumati. It now has about 1000 acres, is about 4-5 km long of triangular shape. The track along the ridge is called the Skyline Trail and is part of the national Te Araroa Trail. Russell has fenced off most of the gullies for revegetation & notes that it contains the native brown quail as well as the European? quail. Otari means "place of snares": Otari Reserve was a valuable source of berries & birds. 11.12.2012 Bronwyn JONES Bronwyn.JONES"att"paradise.net.nz tel 04 905 7627 has shared her extensive KILMISTER tree with me! The KILMISTER part with photos is up at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/41622995/family?cfpid=19933923969 Drag the tree up and down, left & right to who u want to see. Click on a person, then on View his family tree when u need to. All part of her http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/41622995 I spoke to Jocelyn FISHER who typed the 300 page "JUDD 1991". (4 KILMISTER sibs married 4 JUDD sibs - 2 males & 2 females of each family!) 16.12.12 Henry drops from 1st to last child & has a marriage removed! 28.12.12 Gary KILMISTER  has kindly sent me extracts of Joclyn FISHER's book "JUDD 1991", part of which I have included, as well as quotes from a diary of the LADY NUGENT's trip 1841.
CONTENTS A4-size page number 1. Summary of 1st 4 generations 2 2. Details 3 3. KILMISTER in Wellington to ID 22 4. Abbreviations 25 5. Some resources 6. The numbering system used here 26
1. KILMISTER of Karori, Wellington 1841-present SUMMARY of 1st 4 generations A4 page number 0 John KILMISTER 1807/8-1904 m Frances 1810-1904 3 1 William KILMISTER 1832-84 m1 Elizabeth CLIFTON 1835-1915 6 11 Fanny KILMISTER 1854 Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 12 Edwin KILMISTER 1864 Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 6 121 Myrtle KILMISTER m at Carterton Hugh ABBOTT 1891-1871 13 Lucy Ann KILMISTER 1867-1891 m Ellis GOODIN 1861-1918 [1 William KILMISTER 1832-84] m2 Elizabeth GEORGE 1852-89 14 Robert Winford KILMISTER b 1884 k 1916 Egypt, WW1 7 2 Lucy KILMISTER 1834 m Henry Herbert GARDINER 1824-1891 21 Fanny GARDINER b c1854 3 John KILMISTER 1836-1937 m Sarah Ann JUDD 1843-1931 31 Alice KILMISTER 1865 Karori m Adolph WICKMAN 1856 Finland 9 311 Amy WICKMAN 1889 Haywards-1995 m Stanley JONES 1881-1955 3111 Gwladys JONES 1913-2007 m1 Cliff BRADLEY m2 Tom BUCKLAND 10 3112 Ivor Howell JONES 1919-1993 m Lilian Pearl WHITE 312 Nellie WICKMAN 1893-1946 m Lionel PICOT 1887-1960 3121 Audrey E PICOT 1914 m Frederick LEE 32 Charles KILMISTER 1867-89 11 33 Frederick KILMISTER 1869-1935 m Isabel NASH 1876-1957 331 Percival Frederick KILMISTER 1896-1972 332 Lawrence KILMISTER 1899-2000 Waikanae m Olive CHANDLER 3321 William Lawrence KILMISTER 1927-1972 m1 & m2 Barbara 12 3322 Marie KILMISTER 1929 Karori m Don FRANCIS d 2005 3323 Bruce KILMISTER m Mary Irene CLARK d 1997 333 John Gordon KILMISTER 1901-1938 334 Gwen KILMISTER 1903-1996 m 1925 Donald MCGAVIN 3341 June MCGAVIN d 2010 m Roger TILBROOK of Turangi 13 335 Wallie KILMISTER 1907-1973 m 1934 Elsie MURPHY 34 Arthur KILMISTER 1871-1973 m1 Sarah HUGHES, m2 Ivy PALMER 344 Arthur Archibald KILMISTER 1905 m Edna May HANRATTY 4 chn 14 346 Otari "Lee" KILMISTER 1907 m Jack BROWN 4 chn 347 Thomas KILMISTER 1912 Wellington d 1985 m Edith COGSWELL 15 348 Phyllis KILMISTER 1913 m Jack WEBBER 2 chn 35 Martha KILMISTER 1873-1963 m Allan WILTON 1872-1954 351 Ina WILTON 1902 Wellington m Neil Morrell LAMBERT 1896 352 Gladys WILTON 1904 Hunterville m Ken HUMPHREY 2 chn 16 353 Eric WILTON 1906 Hunterville m Annie Norah Louise EALES 354 Stanley WILTON 1907 Hunterville m Adelaide Ellen JAMES 36 Emily KILMISTER 1875 Wellington-1957 m Thomas NEWCOMBE 362 Eileen NEWCOMBE 1898 m James MAULE 2 chn 363 Clive NEWCOMBE 1900 m Sis 3 chn 364 Olive NEWCOMBE m Eric LLOYD 3 chn 38 Walter KILMISTER 1878-1954 m3 Olive PLAYLE 381 Doreen KILMISTER 1904-84 m Frank ANSTIS 17 382 Myra KILMISTER 1906 m Wallace WILTON 383 Iris KILMISTER 1908 m Roy Augustus DIXON 39 Albert KILMISTER 1881-1954 m 1912 Margaret HARE d 1959 391 Albert Bruce KILMISTER 1913-2003 m Mary STEWART 1916-2000 17 392 Marjorie KILMISTER 1916 m Vincent HURLEY 3 chn 18 393 Evelyn KILMISTER 1922-1990 m Richard GOODWIN 4 chn 394 Betty KILMISTER 1923 m Noel NITSCHKE 4 chn 19 3(10) Thomas KILMISTER 1883 m 1917 Hunterville Rose UTZ 3(11) Josephine KILMISTER 1885-1979 Karori m Robert HARE 3(11)1 Mollie Joyce HARE 1911 3(11)2 Robert Ian HARE 1914-1969 3(11)3 Lorna HARE 1917 m Philip DAVIS 2 chn 4 [was 7] Henry KILMISTER 1839-81 m1 Elizabeth GEORGE 1852-89 41 William John KILMISTER 1871-94 Wellington 20 42 Edward (Ted) KILMISTER 1872-97 Wellington m Lavina MONK 43 Ernest KILMISTER 1872-97 Wellington m1 Alice m2 Florence 45 Thomas KILMISTER 1877 m 1903 Wellington Christina LONDON 46 Matilda KILMISTER 1879 m Walter James WESTAWAY 47 Florence KILMISTER 1881 Wellington-1959 Lower Hutt m Henry WALLIS [4 Henry KILMISTER 1839-81] m2 Elizabeth CLIFTON, widow of  Bill K. 5 [was 4] Fanny Frances KILMISTER 1844 m 1863 Stephen JUDD 1837-1890 21 51 William Stephen JUDD 1864-1941 Lower Hutt 52 Frances Annie JUDD 1865-1954 m Oliver PENNEFATHER 1864-1953 53 Edward John JUDD 1867-1936 Wellington 54 George Frank JUDD 1870-1899 55 Katherine Maud JUDD 1872-1948 m SOUTHEE 56 Alice Mary JUDD 1874--1963 m Edward ROW 1876-1928 57 Charles Herbert JUDD 1877-1960 m Mary ROW b 1880 Karere 58 Minnie Octavia JUDD 1880-1966 Otahuhu m MCVINNIE/MCALPINE 59 Grace Elizabeth JUDD 1884-1989 Wellington m KEAN 6 [was 5] James KILMISTER 1845-1914 Wellington m Elizabeth JUDD 61 Anne E KILMISTER b 1870 22 62 Frances KILMISTER 1872-1939 m George MCILVRIDE 1873-1935 7 [was 6] Mary Judd KILMISTER 1848-1930 m George JUDD 1835-1934 72 George Frederick JUDD 1872-1936 m Blanche Mirian ACKROYD
2. KILMISTER of Karori, Wellington 1841-present (Details) 0 0-John KILMISTER b 29.11.1807 Bath, England d 25.2.1904 Wellington aged 96. Cooper & brewer. His parents and sibs are listed on p103 of "JUDD 1991" by Joclyn FISHER. Contact Bronwyn.JONES"att"paradise.net.nz for his ancestors. m 25.12.1830 St Thomas Abeckett Church, Gloucester sp-Frances (Fanny) NICHOLAS/NICHOLS/NICOL/NICOLSON 1810 d 25.2.1904 aged 88 on the same day John died, both of the flu. John DANIELS of Karori has put out a book on her family - Ken.
The First Baptist Chapel erected in the Province of Wellington on the Upper Plain Masterton, Wairarapa and opened for public worship on the Lords Day January (I think) 10 1878. Signatures: C Wilton, Matheus, W. Compton, J. WILTON, G. E. Chamberlain, Nun Wilton, John KILMISTER [b 1807], Job WILTON (subscribers). Courtesy of Bronwyn JONES, one of the many photos from her site.
And a closeup of the people showing John KILMISTER Sr with beard is 2nd male from RHS with his wife Frances.
Courtesy of Bronwyn JONES, one of the many photos from her site On 17.3.1841/43 they arrived Lyttleton on the LADY NUGENT, then went to Wellington. They built a mud & slab hut at the top of Bolton St. Later they tried farming in Porirua & the Hutt. Then they moved to The Terrace where they farmed goats. They settled in Sydney St where they leased 58 acres, Sec. 30 on Tinakori Hill, now part of Northland, growing wheat & potatoes. Sir George GREY often visited them there. Kilmister Road off Tinakori Rd is named after him. He started a flour mill, but that was not successful. (This could be the source of the grindstone I hold.) He brewed the first beer in Wellington at Mr DRAKE's brewery. He acquired more land, inherited by his sons. paperspast gives 1) New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 8 February 1845. List of all persons qualified to serve as Jurors for the District of Port Nicholson, for the year 1845. ALLINGTON, Thomas, Lambton Quay, Gardener. KILMISTER, John, Wellington terrace, Cooper. 2) New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 10 February 1847 List of all persons qualified to serve as Jurors for the District of Port Nicholson, for the year 1847. Ditto. 3) Wellington Independent, 23 February 1864. NZ Company's Land Claimants Office, Well'n 3.2.1864. Grant 2243 John KILMISTER Karori 58 acres. 4) 25 July 1874, Page 3 Column 7 Evening Post. Wanted to purchase, a good stout staunch trap house, must be perfectly quiet & free from vice & under 9. Apply to John KILMISTER, Karori or J WAIT, Karori Rd. 5) 26 January 1875, Page 3 Advertisements Column 7. Evening Post. Wanted to purchase, a young & good sheep dog... Apply to John KILMISTER, Karori or C GILLESPIE, Shepherd's Arms, Tinakori Rd. 6) 31 August 1877 Evening Post. JK, Stephen JUDD, et al. endorse JM CLELAND standing for Thorndon Ward. 7) Evening Post. 21.1-5.2.1879. For sale at Karori, 1 mile from town, a good dairy farm 58 acres freehold & 49 acres leashold with 30 milking cows & other stock with a good milk walk. Apply to J KILMISTER, Karori. 8) 11.6.1880 Evening Post. JK et al. convence a Householders meeting at Karori Hall to consider the Inspector's recomndn that the 2 teachers of the district be removed. 9) 1.11.1880 Evening Post. JK nominated wardens for the Karori-Makara Highway Board. 10) 7.3.1887 Evening Post. For sale 40 store bullocks. Apply to JK, Karori. 11) 17.5.1894 Evening Post. JK present at Karori Borough Council monthly meeting. 12) 25.2.1904 Evening Post via BJ. A Romance of Everyday Life The Passing away of Mr and Mrs KILMISTER - Some Remarkable Circumstances That there can be romance and remarkable coincidences in a quiet life as well as in the life of the adventurous has been proved by the life story of Mr John KILMISTER and his wife Frances, both of whom passed away this morning at their residence off Sydney-street Cutting. Away back in Gloucestershire in the early part of last century these two were playmates and sweethearts, and 74 years ago last Christmas Day they were married. Throughout their long married life they were noted for their affection for each other, and their great desire in the closing years of their lives was that they might die together and be interred side by side on the same day. That desire has been in part, and will be wholly, fulfilled, though neither of them was aware of it. Mrs KILMISTER, who was in her 95th year, and who was conscious almost to the close passed away at 2 oclock this morning, and her husband, who was two years her senior, died without knowing of his wife's decease, at 9.15 a.m. Mr KILMISTER was laid aside on Monday last, and his wife took to her bed on the following day. She had been a victim to rheumatism for 30 years, and got about on crutches during the last 20 years. They had eight children, four born in England, and four in New Zealand. It is remarkable that of the four children who died, two were a son and daughter born in England and the other two were a New Zealand son and daughter. The surviving children are Mr John KILMISTER and Mrs GARDNER, who were born in England, and Mr James KILMISTER and Mrs George JUDD, who were born in New Zealand. There are some 50 grandchildren and others to the fourth generation scattered throughout the colony. Mr KILMISTER was a cooper by trade, and he also became a brewer and malster whilst a resident in Bath. He was induced by the son of his employer, Mr DUNN, to try his luck in faraway New Zealand, and arrived in Port Nicholson in the LADY NUGENT on 17th March, 1841. Mr DUNN, who came out by the same vessel, was afterwards drowned in the Wellington harbour. Mr KILMISTER and his family went to the Hutt, where he started sawmilling; but a heavy flood set him against the district, and after cutting the necessary timber for a house he rafted it down the river and conveyed it by boat to Wellington. The house then constructed was that afterwards occupied by the late Mr E.W. MILLS behind Wellington-terrace. When Wellington's first brewery was established by Messrs NORTHWOOD and DRAKE on the site now occupied by the Wellington Club, Mr KILMISTER became the brewer and maltster. The brewery did not prove a success, and Mr KILMISTER and his two sons John  and William  (since deceased) took up land at Porirua, helped to construct the road through Johnsonville and along Tawa Flat. Mr KILMISTER senior, receiving a wage of one guinea per week for overseeing the Maoris in the construction of the Tawa Flat road, over which work the Hon. W. B. MANTELL was general overseer. Mr KILMISTER was the first man to put a pick into the Pauatahanui roadworks, also. Then he came back to Wellington and made a start upon the business of a dairyman on the 58 acre farm at the southern end of Tinakori Range now occupied by Mr George THOMAS. He assisted the late Mr WOODWARD in establishing the first Independent, or Congregational Church in Wellington. Mr KILMISTER retired from his farm 36 years ago, made a voyage Home with his wife 30 years ago, and on returning to the colony resided for a short time at the Hutt, and then returned to Tinakori-road, in which neighbourhood he lived a very quiet life, taking no part whatever in public affairs. 13) Poverty Bay Herald 26 Feb 1904 In Death not Divided - Per Press Association, Wellington, this day. A remarkable coincidence occurred yesterday in connection with the deaths of Mr and Mrs John KILMISTER. These two were married in Gloucestershire 74 years ago, and had reached the ages of 95 and 97. It is said that they had always expressed a great desire that they might die together. That desire was fulfilled. Mrs KILMISTER died at 2am, and her husband passed away without knowing of his wife's decease seven hours later. They were very well known in the district, having arrived in 1841. Their descendants to the fourth generation are scattered throughout the colony. - via BJ. 14) Evening Post 26 Feb 1904 Funeral Notice via BJ. The Funeral of the late John KILMISTER and his Wife, Frances KILMISTER, will leave the Sydney-street Cutting at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 28th February 1904, for the Sydney-street Cemetery. Isaac CLARK and Son, Undertakers, 55, Molesworth-st. Tel. 806. 15) Colonist 4 Mar 1904 via BJ. Undivided in Death. They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided, is the thought that comes directly into one's mind on reading the story of the life and death of Mr and Mrs John KILMISTER, an aged couple in Wellington, whose call home came last week. They were born in the same Gloucestershire village, were boy and girl sweethearts in the little school there, were married there as far back as Christmas Day, 1830 - over 73 years ago! - and after a long life partnership, in which each had been everything to the other, passed away in Wellington on Thursday last, within eight hours of each other. Mr KILMISTER was taken seriously ill on Monday, Mrs KILMISTER took to her bed on Tuesday. Predicting with her dying breath that she and her husband would die on the same day and be buried together, she passed away at 2 a.m. on Thursday, at the advanced age of 94. Her husband, all unconscious that she was already awaiting him on the other side, crossed Death's river too at 9.15 a.m. the same day, at the still greater age of 96, to be reunited for eternity unknowing the temporal tie had been severed. A more beautiful picture of the close union between heart and heart that should always characterise marriage has rarely been presented to the world. -The Press He retired aged c60. He & his wife had a visit back to England. Grave 67/68K "In their death they were not divided. Reveal thyself before my closing eyes. Shine through the gloom & point me to thy skies. Heaven's morning breaks & earth's own shadows flee. In life & death I shall abide with thee." - Map shows turning R at end of Reading St. Four of the children of John and Frances KILMISTER married four of the children of William and Ann JUDD, who came to NZ in 1840 on the MARTHA RIDGWAY. 1 1-William (Bill) KILMISTER b 3.4.1832 bp 29.4.1832 Pucklechurch, St Thomas a Becket, Gloucestershire d 1.5.1884 Wellington aged 52. Bur 4.5.1884 Wellington Grave?: William J 837 IGC Purch. "Be thou faithful unto death & I will give thee a crown of life." He supplied milk to Karori from Sky Farm. He was killed when the milk cart (horse & dray) went over the bank. m1 1853 sp-Elizabeth CLIFTON b 1835 Egerton, Kent d 4.4.1915 [BUT he m2 26.5.1883 Elizabeth GEORGE. Could EC's d year be wrong?] Dr of Richard CLIFTON & Margaret nee PHILPOT. She had 3 chn by her m1 to Henry [ID 7 here], 3 or 4 by her m2 to Bill [ID 1 here], & Eva by her m3 to John MORAN. Ken has a photo of John MORAN with all of her chn by her 3 marriages. Most of the Wairarapa KILMISTER descend from her & Bill - Ken K. 11?? 2-Elizabeth Oxley KILMISTER 1852 d 6.11.1887 aged 35. (His wife or d'r?) They are buried in 67/68K with "their" parents,  John & Frances. 11 2-Fanny KILMISTER b 4.4.1854 Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 12 2-Edwin KILMISTER b 14.6.1864 Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 121 3-Myrtle Olive KILMISTER youngest dr m 15/16.5.1918 St Mark's, Carterton sp-Hugh Cranley ABBOTT b 27.12.1891 Belvedere, Carterton d 26.1.1971 1916 (Age: 25) Dalefield, Wairarapa - Army WWI Reserve Rolls 1916-1917 via BJ When married he was "of Dalefield, Carterton. To live in East Taratahi." - 24 May 1918 Dominion. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. 1954(Age: 63) Wairarapa, Wellington; Manawatu-Wanganui; Hawke's Bay - Electoral Rolls 1853-1981 via BJ. 13 2-Lucy Ann KILMISTER b 1867 d 9.11.1945 OR d 9.11.1891 aged 67 m sp-Ellis GOODIN b 1861 New Zealand d 16.4.1918 New Zealand. 10 chn. 131 3- GOODIN b 18 132 3- GOODIN b 18 133 3-Ethel May GOODIN b 1888 134 3-Bertram Henry GOODIN b 1890 135 3-Ellis GOODIN b 1892 136 3-Norah Jane GOODIN b 1892 137 3-Percival (Percy) Ellis GOODIN b 1895 d 1938 138 3-Ivy May GOODIN b 1896 d 1879 139 3-Olive Myrtle GOODIN b 1897 13(10) 3-Archie James GOODIN b 1901 m sp-Meretini MATANGI 1900-1934 [1 1-William (Bill) KILMISTER b 1832 Gloucester' d 1.5.1884 Wellington] m2 26.5.1883 sp-Elizabeth A GEORGE b 22.12.1852 NZ d 4.10.1889 Wellington Bur 7.10.1889 Block, 29 Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington. She was then widow to his bro  Henry 1839-1881. When Bill was killed, she married 1885 John MORAN son of Thomas, & had more children, including Eva Dahlia MORAN b 13.2.1886 d c1972 Wanganui m 1912 sp-Robert Mack Muir KING - Ken K. Ken has a photo of John MORAN with all of EG (EC??)'s children by her 3 marriages. 14 2-Robert Winford KILMISTER b 1884 d 4.8.1916 Egypt, WW1. Bur Kantara Memorial Cemetery, Egypt 1893 in Newtown School, Wellington - School Inspectors Return. 2 1-Lucy KILMISTER b 28.5.1834 bp 31.8.1836 Pucklechurch, St Thomas a Becket, Gloucestershire ex Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900; digital folder 4277464. d 1922 Wellington m 1851 sp-Henry Herbert GARDINER b 1824 d 1891 aged 67. 21 2-Fanny GARDINER b c1854 3 1-John (Jack) KILMISTER b 14.7.1836 Bath bp 31.8.1836 Pucklechurch, St Thomas a Becket, Gloucestershire ex Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900. d 11/12.10.1937 Wellington at 101. He smoked a pipe from age 12 til he did but did not inhale - KK. He remembered playing marbles when the 1848 quake hit Wellington. At 19 he worked on making Makara Road for 5/-/day. At 22 he went to the goldrush at Gabriel's Gully, Otago but arrived too late. He & his bro  Henry farmed 750 acres on the ridge from Karori to Ngaio. Their 1st Sky Farm was where the chimney & macrocarpas are, where I found the grindstone. It was known as Henry's Pines as Henry lived there til he was killed in 1888 felling a tree which fell on him. 2 huge rocks there have been carved to form walls. They built the road from the end of Parkvale Road where his father had a home at 17 Parkvale Road, now a Heritage property owned by tim.hawley"att"xtra.co.nz The 2nd Sky Farm was further north. The land was mostly bush. In 1867 from a single rimu, John obtained enough pit-sawn timber to build a 4 bedroom house. In 1870 he & his brother Henry are 2 of Karori's 12 farmers - p146 of BURCH & HEYNES 2012. When he retired to 23 Cottleville Terrace, Thorndon, his sons took over the farm. His obituary in the Evening Post 12.10.1937 has a photo of him. As a boy he lived for a while in a whare in Hutt Valley when there were pas at Te Aro, Thorndon & Kaiwara. See also The Stockade 1985 18, 2-5 & 1986 19, 14-15. There is a photo of him with his grandson Walter on p145 of BURCH & HEYNES 2012: "This Crown Studios photo was taken when John was 97; to reach the studio he had to go up in a lift, for the 1st time in his life. He hung on to its walls complaing about `these new-fangled inventions'." Photo of JK winning Veterans race at Anniversary Sports 1914 aged 79. ex KK. 18.9.1928 EP. WOMEN IN PRINT. Diamond wedding of Mr & Mrs George JUDD of Lower Hutt. Present were Mrs JK, Mrs WK. Mrs JUDD was b in Aurora Tce 1848 to the late Mr  & Mrs John K. [Perhaps she is Lucy  b 1836.] Mr John K , her br,92, & Mrs K, 85 had their diamond wedding in 1925. [So m 1865.] Br Mr James JUDD is 82. c21.7.1932 EP? ex GK. 96 YEARS OLD. EARLY WELLINGTON. Pioneer's memories. Mr John K. Frequent walks of 2 miles or more are still enjoyed by Mr JK, Wn pioneer & head of a family well known throughout Wn, who celebrated his 96th at his home last week. Few [of his] age can claim to be more active .., says the Dominion. "My life has been a hard one ... Though my father brewed the 1st beer made in Wn, I've not been a drinking man & never smoked. I've always eaten a little less than I feel able to." .. b Bath 1836. England was in the midst of the depression that followed the last Napoleonic war & the K family decided to seek their fortune in NZ. They sailed in the LADY NUGENT & reached Lyttleton 17.3.1841. Their 1st home was a mud hut at the top of Bolton St. There were Maori pas at Te Aro, near Woodward St, at Thorndon, & at Kaiwarra. The natives were friendly honest people who lived in fear of raids by Te Rauparaha. 1 old warrior was fond of relating what he could remember of Captain COOK's visit, when the Maoris thought the ship was "a great rata tree floating with its branches sticking up". MAORIS & EARLY SETTLERS. The sight of Te Rauparaha driving in a carriage presented to him by Sir George GREY is another recollection. "My father used to say he didnt know what the early settlers would have done for food had it not been for the Maoris. They drove pigs from Otaki, 40 & 50 in a mob, & sold them for 10s a head, while the Maori women sold potatoes at c 1s/100." Settlement was then proceeding apace in the Wn district, & Mr K's father took a prominent part in the pioneer work. He pit-sawed the timber for the 1st house in Khandallah & completed the 1st road between J'ville & Porirua. Wn's 1st big quake within memory of white man [was] 1848 when [he] was 12. He was playing marbles & sat in wonder as [they] rolled about.. Soon after, the family shifted to the Hutt where the Natives helped them make an attractive home. However a flood in the river did much damage .. so they moved back to Wn, the timber for their new home being rafted down the Hutt River & across the harbour. A house was built on the Terrace where they [made] a small farm for goat breeding. FLOUR MILLS & FARMS 7 settlers, including Mr K's father, started a flour mill, but the venture was a failure mainly because some nails became caught in the grinder & spoiled it. [IS HIS THE ONE I HAVE FROM SKY FARM??] Also parrakeets in the Hutt Valley played havoc with crops .. Next the Ks moved to farm at Porirua but meeting little success they moved to a farm on Tinakori Hill near the wireless station. There they were visited frequently by Sir George GREY. "The big quake of 1855 [was] at 9pm. It shook on & off for c10 days & at its worst it was impossible to stand without holding onto something. Much damage was done to brick buildings, & for days the dead tops kept coming down from the trees along the valley at the top of Tinakori Rd. Wheat & potatoes were grown on the farm. Pigeons shot there were sold in Wn for 6d/pair & timber was cut & dressed for the building of the 1st home in Sydney St. Mr J's father was 1 of the 1st men to start making the road from Wn to Karori. Mr K was now 19. He worked on the road to Makara, & 3 yrs later when the Gabriel's Gully [gold] rush began in Otago, left for the south. He arrived too later & didnt have much luck but on his return, secured [a job] on a sheep station. Back in Wn Mr K m'd Sarah Anne JUDD, a member of a family who arrived NZ 1840 & whose elder sister probably was the 1st white girl b in Wn. Mr K & his bro contracted to make the 1st road thru Wadestown, often starting work so early that they wilded pick & shovel by firelight. Mr K then bought a farm of 750 acres behind Karori Cemetery. He paid 10s/acre for the land & he & his wife carried their furniture & goods along a bush track until he made a road 2 miles in length thru rocky country. Often he worked in moodlight on this task. Mr & Mrs K had 10 chn who were brought up on this farm. When their eldest boys were old enough to take over the property Mr K retired & came to live in Wn. His father & mother, who were 96 & 94, died on the same day, & his wife d lasat Nov. at 88. 11.7.1936 EP. NEARLY 100 YEARS OLD. Mr John K, memories of early days. Mr JK of Cottleville Tce, Tinakori Rd will turn 100 on Tues. B in Bath, arrived with parents in Wellington 17.3.1841 on the LADY NUGENT. Has lived in Wn ever since (95 yrs) except the little time at Kaikoura & Gabriel's Gully during the gold rush. The 1st home of the K family was a hut at the top of Bolton St. His father took an active part in the pioneer settlement of the district, pit-sawed the timber for the 1st house in Khandallah & assisted in completing the road b Jville & Porirua. The f'y shifted to the Hutt & later built a house on a section of land now called The Terrace. The Ks moved to a 2nd section at Porirua & later to a farm on the Tinakori Hills near where the wireless station is now. Mr K's father was one of the 1st to start making the rd from Wn to Karori; & he & his br took part in making a road thru Wadestown. Later JK bought a farm at Karori. He married Sarah Anne JUDD & their family lived on this farm for many years until their eldest boys were able to take over the property. When Mr JK retired from active life as a farmer he came to live in Wn. His wife d in 1931 at 88. His father & mother d on the same day at 96 & 94. ... When the family shifted to the Hutt, the Natives helped them to bild their home. On their removal back to Wn, the timber for the new home was rafted down the Hutt River & across the harbour. The 1855 quake started at 9pm & shakes continued for days. His life in the early days was a hard one but he looked after himself. He'd not been a drinking man & never smoked & always eaten a little less than he felt able to eat. 15.7.1936. Auckland Star. 100 YEARS OLD. Message from the King. Dozens of telegrams arrived at 23 Cottleville Tce, Wn when Mr John K celebrated his 100th. From King Edward, GG Lord GALWAY, M SAVAGE, Mayor HISLOP, ... A 5 day old ggdr Margaret Kilmister WILTON of Kai-Iwi sent a telegram thru her parents... He did not consent to be photographed til he was 96... I have never danced in my life... His chief delight is & always has been, walking. Never been to pictures... nor visited a flesh & blood entertainment... His wife d .11.1931 at 88. - http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19360715.2.89&srpos=378&e=-------100--301-byDA---0Kilmister+Karori-- 12.10.1937 Evening Post. OBITUARY. Mr John K, a centenarian d 11.10.1937. ... Mr K's most vivid recollection of the HV when his people lived there was the floods. The whare they lived in had bunks well above ground level & there was always a large iron pot in which dry wood was kept... his father having to light a fire there to boil the billy when therewas 2 or 3 feet of water in the whare... 1937 obituary ex p234-235 of JF's book: MR JOHN KILMISTER For almost 96 yrs Mr JK who d Monday at his residence at Cottleville Tce, Thorndon, lived in or near Wn .. b 1836 Bath.. a lad of 5 when his family arrived Wn to be accomodated in barracks on the foreshore, their 1st home in the new colony. All new arrivals were required to leave the compound after 10 days to make room for others, & Mr K's father build a mud & slab hut at the top of Bolton St, into which the family moved before the clay was dry. Life was bitterly hard during those early days & often the lad would return to the home after a day's work to find nothing to eat. Without the assistance of the friendly Maoris who supplied potatoes & pork, many pioneer families would have starved. [This continues repeating the material after  above under "c21.7.1932 EP?".] He was not a religious man in the sense that he did not adhere to any recognised creed, other than his own desire to live a life of honesty in his dealings with his fellow men & of moral integrity... m 16.6.1864 at home of Wm JUDD, Stokes Valley, Hutt sp-Sarah Anne JUDD b 8.5.1843 Lower Hutt d 9.11.1931 Tinakori. Their m cert. gives John as farmer son of John & Frances nee NICHOL, & Sarah Ann as daur of Wm JUDD & Ann Sayers [Charlotte] nee SEARS. 6 sons & 4 drs all born at Sky Farm. 4 KILMISTER sibs married 4 JUDD sibs - 2 males & 2 females of each family! GK has sent me some pages probably from the 300 page JUDD-KILMISTER tree called "JUDD 1991" hand typed by Joclyn FISHER: in 2012 she moved to 284 State Highway 16, RD2, Kumeu, Auckland from Okato, Taranaki 4335. - Try WCC & National Libraries. 2012 m.j.fisher"att"xtra.co.nz jocelyn"att"fisher.net.nzThis photo of John and Annie is courtesy of Bronwyn JONES, one of the many photos from her site.
"The Streets of My City" via p236 of JF's book on John KILMISTER: ... Not a few of our streets bear the names of early pioneeers who farmed in what are now closely built areas. The town in its beginnings was little more than 2 scoops of level land at Thorndon & Te Aro connected by a shoreline of shops& business premises. Away & around were farms which supplied the townsfolk with milk & vegetables, horse grazing & firewood. Common grave 2484, 122K Sydney St Cemetery?: "In loving memory of  Charles, eldest son of  John & Sarah KILMISTER who d 10.2.1889 aged 22 - not gone from memory, not gone from love, but gone to his Father's home above. [3-sp] Sarah Ann KILMISTER d 1931 at 88,  John KILMISTER d 1937 at 101" OR grave 123/4K `Easily seen'. Her elder sister is said to be the 1st white girl born in Wellington. Her brother George lived in the Hutt in 1932 aged 97, so b 1835. 31 2-Alice KILMISTER 30.4.1864/65 Karori d 3.6.1922 Wellington m 30.5.1888 Wellington sp-Adolph Alexander Woldemar (Charlie) WICKMAN b 2.3.1856 Helsingfors, Finland (as VICKERMAN) d 4.10.1919 Wellington. Son of Gustav WICKMAN and Anna NORTEN or NOLEN. KK says Adolph jumped whip in Wellington & worked on Sky Farm where he met his wife. 311 3-Amy Lillian Alice WICKMAN b 9.11.1889 Haywards, Wellington d 27.8.1995 Levin at 106. Attended Karori West school where she sat beside Katherine MANSFIELD, whom she recalls as "a naughty girl" - p233 of JF's book.L to R  Alice WICKMAN, daughter  Amy JONES with baby  Gwladys JONES, & Alice's mother Sarah Annie KILMISTER nee JUDD, wife of  John (Jack) KILMISTER. This photo is courtesy of Bronwyn JONES, one of the many photos from her site.
m 1910 St Mary's Anglican, Karori, Wellington sp-Stanley Morgan JONES b 9.10.1881 Toedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales d 21.1.1955 Wellington. Their wedding photo at 17 Parkvale Rd with a list of all the people in it, is in the Karori News of 11.9.1984. The photo is also on p145 of BURCH & HEYNES 2012. Amy's sister Nellie was bridesmaid & his brother Haydn was bestman.This copy is taken from Bronwyn JONES' page http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/41622995/person/19652225616/media/20?pgnum=1&pg=32814&pgpl=pid|pgNum
3111 4-Gwladys JONES b 9.8.1913 Kawhia, North Island d 13.7.2007 Johnsonville, Wellington m1 sp-Clifford BRADLEY d 1964 31111 5-June EA BRADLEY m sp-Dr Graham WOODS 3 drs suppressed pending permission. 31112 5-Owen BRADLEY b 12.1.1944 m Jill WENSOR 4 sons suppressed pending permn. [3111 4-Gwladys JONES 1913-2007] m2 sp-Ivan (Tom) BUCKLAND 3112 4-Ivor Howell JONES b 17.6.1919 Kawhia d 27.7.1993 Levin m sp-Lilian Pearl WHITE b 2.10.1919 Palmerston North d 26.8.1991 Levin 3 sons & 5 daughters suppressed pending permission 31124 5-Bronwyn JONES b 18.2.1947 She notes: "the line of KILMISTER morph into Knights and Welsh & English royal lines..." m2 18.6.2005 sp-Bernie GARDENER no children 31125 5-Doreen Meier JONES b 15.10.1948 m1 16.6.1965 sp-Barry COLLIE divorced. 2 children suppressed. m2 15.11.1973 sp-Arthur MEIER divorced. 1 dr suppressed. 31126 5-Barry JONES b 28.9.1951 m sp-Linda MARTIN 2 children suppressed. 31128 5-Steven JONES b 18.5.1958 m sp-Dimitra 2012 in Perth. 312 3-Nellie Matilda Annie WICKMAN b 3.1.1893 Wellington d 8.9.1946 Wellington m 1914 sp-Lionel John PICOT b 1887 Wellington d 1960 Karori, Wellington Son of John of 139 Karori Rd in 1915. John had a brother David. The PICOT now live in Auckland. - The Stockade 1986 19, 14-15. 3121 4-Audrey E PICOT b 2.10.1914 "Grandma had a pet magpie." Alive 2012. 3 sons & 5 drs m sp-Norman Frederick (Fred) LEE 31211 5-Robert LEE b 2.5.1946 m sp-Judith PORTER 2 chn suppressed. 31212 5-Catherine LEE b 21.8.1949 m sp-Alan (Bill) MITCHELL 3 chn suppressed 3122 4-John (Jack) PICOT b 4.6.1917 m sp-Joan NASH 3 chn. 31221 5-Murray PICOT b 21.4.1948 m sp-Sue MUNROE nee POPPLEWELL 31222 5-Adrian PICOT b 31.10.1950 1 son b .6.1991 31223 5-Elise PICOT b 31.12.1954 m sp-Bryer GODDARD 2 chn suppressed 3122 4-Eric PICOT b 27.10.1919 Karori, Wellington d 18.9.1985 Karori m1 sp-Betty SMITH 3 chn. 31221 5-Ruth PICOT b 12.6.1943 m sp-Peter WILSON 3 chn suppressed 31222 5-Shona PICOT b 17.5.1946 m1 sp-Lee MCANULTY 2 chn suppressed m2 sp-Geoff SINCLAIR 31223 5-Paul PICOT b 8.11.1948 m sp-Rita SMITH 2 chn suppressed [3122 4-Eric PICOT b 27.10.1919 Karori, Wellington d 18.9.1985 Karori] m2 sp-Melva HILL 313 3-Basil Adolph WICKMAN b&d 1895 Karori, Wellington 32 2-Charles KILMISTER b 24.3.1867 d 10.2.1889 Belmont, Hutt Valley aged 21. Buried with parents at grave 2484, 122K Sydney St Cemetery? See there for grave inscription. 33 2-Frederick KILMISTER b 6.4.1869 d 24.7.1935 Karori.Cremated. Farmed Sky Farm but lived at Campbell St from 1910. 19.11.1906 EP. THE WOOL SALES. The NZ Loan & Mercantile Agency Co. sold a merino-romney line at 11.5d for Mr F K of Karori. 5.1.1910 EP. Women in Print. Mr FK of Karori leaves for England in March. 15.12.1916 Dominion. DRAWN IN THE [2nd] BALLOT. Mr FC K of Karori, clerk; FR PICOT of Karori, clerk. 28.2.1921 EP. CITY'S EXTENT. Frederick K stated he farmed 1500 acres, 70 in the city of which 9 or 10 were flat. It cost him P1500. He'd paid this big price as it was needed for his homestead & sheep & cattle yards. The average value of his land was P10/acre & a fair rental would be 10s/acre. It was 2nd class land & would carry 1 cow on 8 acres, or 1.5 sheep. The land was not city land & to have it in the city would hinder production as city rates were oppressive. He admitted that the electrical supply would be a benefit but only knew 1 resident who had it. He derived no benefit from the city water, drainage or sanitary systems. 26.7.1935 EP. Mr FK formerly a well known resident of Karori who d Wednes. at Otaki - photo. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19350718.104.22.168&srpos=349&e=-------100--301-byDA---0Kilmister+Karori-- m 31.5.1894 St Mary's, Karori sp-Isabel Elizabeth NASH b 1876 d 15.12.1957 Cremated. M cert: he was 25, she 17, dr of Ernest Henry NASH, Sexton of Karori, & Caroline nee HULSEY. Witnessed by Martha K  & Allan Joseph WALTON farmer of Wadeston (sic). 331 3-Percival Frederick George KILMISTER b c1896 d 1972 m1 sp-Olive SMITH div. m2 sp-Maureen No issue. 332 3-Lawrence Victor KILMISTER b 1899 d 2000 Waikanae aged 100. 10.12.1908 EP KARORI. 2nd CLASS. Standard II: Laurence KILMISTER 2nd class prep: Jack KILMISTER (a brother?). 11.8.1933 EP. OPOSSUM KILLING. Lawrence Victor KILMISTER pleaded guilty to taking or killing opossums at Karori without a licence. Fined 3P. KILMISTER held a permit to trap on his father's property, but killed 4 opossums next door. He is an experienced trapper & knew very well he was doing wrong. I am instructed to ask for a substantial penalty. - Head Ranger PW WILSON. 15.8.1936 Auckland Star. "KILLERS" SHOT. Dogs attack sheep. ... Mr LKILMISTER owner of 1500 acres in Karori has had over 100 sheep killed by roving dogs in the last year. A grandson of  J KILMISTER ... Recently lay in wait for an Alsation & a foxy who'd killed over 60 sheep including a number of valuable stud ewes in lamb. On Aug 2 he shot another Alsation & a mongrel sheep dog. "A few days later I shot a small Sydney Silky & a Pomeranian which had worried to death over 20 sheep... Poms are as great a pest as any. I've shot 3 Poms in 1 day, all vicious little sheep killers."... He farmed from Allington Road (including the land I've lived on at 101 since 1980) to Parkvale Road. His woolshed was built from timber from Henry K 's home at Sky Farm. In the early 1980s he'd retired to Te Marua, Upper Hutt & the part of the farm near the woolshed was reverting to bush. Wild sheep short of tucker would come down from the hills with their long tails to graze on the neighbour's land & wander thru my garden. So I rang him & got permission to take some beams from the woolshed to build a back fence to keep them out. When a roofing beam came down it bounced & the nails cut my stomach, stitched up at A & E. When I told Ken the story he said it sounded like that was Henry's doing! That part of the farm was bought at auction by a Bulgarian IVANOFF, who sold it to WCC who pulled down the shed & turned the area into the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, www.makarapeak.org Later Lawry moved to Levin to be near his daughter  Marie - check with her. m c1926 at 27 sp-Olive CHANDLER bc1908 d c1991 at 93. m at 18. 3321 4-William Lawrence KILMISTER b 16.10.1927 d 1972 m1 sp-Barbara div. 33211 5-Geoffrey KILMISTER 33212 5-Michelle KILMISTER [3321 4-William Lawrence KILMISTER b 16.10.1927 d 1972] m2 sp-Barbara SOPER div. - a dr alive in USA in 2012 33213 5-Jan KILMISTER m1 ?, m2 sp- WASHINGTON 2012: alive in Auckland 3322 4-Marie Winifred KILMISTER b 19.7.1929 Karori 2012: 3 Papawai Gr, Waikanae 5036, tel 04 905 3253. She has a 300 page JUDD-KILMISTER tree called "JUDD 1991" hand typed by Joclyn FISHER, in 2012 living at 284 State Highway 16, RD2, Kumeu, Auckland, formerly of Okato, Taranaki 4335. - Try WCC & National Libraries. 2012 m.j.fisher"att"xtra.co.nz jocelyn"att"fisher.net.nz Joclyn has corresponded with KILMISTER descendant Lorraine GASCOIGNE on the KILMISTER tree. m sp-John Campbell FRANCIS d 2005 Waikanae 3 chn suppressed 3323 4-Maurice James "Bruce" KILMISTER b 14.1.1931 Wellington Farmed Otari Farm. 2012: Waikanae 04 905 1286, and before that in Takaka. m 11.1.1958 sp-Mary Irene CLARK d 13.8.1997 Funeral at St Mary's Anglican, Karori 6 chn. 3324 4-John Donald KILMISTER b 6.12.1938 No chn. Lives in Seddon. 333 3-John Gordon KILMISTER b 1901 drowned 9.4.1938 Raoul Island, NZ. 13.2.1937 Auckland Star. BATTLE AT PARTY. A battle royal in South Karori on Xmas Eve & Xmas Day ...John Gordon K , farmer, was charged with assaulting James Robert MCKENZIE & with having an automatic pistol & ammo ..; his brother Frederick Percival K , farmer, was charged with assaulting Eileen MEHLHOPT & Jas Rbt MCKENZIE; & a 3rd br Lawrence Victor K , farmer, with assaulting Reuben & Albert Henry MEHLHOPT, farmers. Lawrence K charged the MEHLHOPT brs with assaulting him, & John Gordon K charged MCKENZIE with assault. Christmas Eve Festival. Det-Sgt DOYLE said JK  was an uninvited guest tho a friend of the MEHLHOPTs. After some drink, fighting occurred between K & MCKENZIE. K went home & his brother FK arrived at the party with more fighting. On Xmas Day FK returned to apologize to Mrs MEHLHOPT, saying to MCKENZIE in passing they they would get him. Later FK arrived with his br LK. MCKENZIE was grabbed from near the door & pulled backward over the gravel with his shirt over his head so that he could not see. LK started to jump on his stomach. MEHLHOPT intervened but was knocked out by a blow on the forehead with a stick. Reuben his br came to his defence, but was held & struck in the face so that his dental plate was broken. They also pulled his trousers off. Woman thrown against wall. MCKENZIE was meanwhile crawling back into the house. FK thew Mrs MEHLHOPT, who was also taking part in the defence, against a wall, rendering her unconscious. A constable was called & had to get a dr immediately. The defence was a denial of the charges vs J & LK, a plea of justification on the ground of self-defence being advanced in the case of FK. ... "... You took off your coat, vest & shirt, & if that is not a threatening attitude I'd like to know what is. However there are certain extenuating circumstances so I'm prepared to convict & discharge you. You", said the magistrate to FK, "are in quite a different category. You made 3 premeditated assaults. You took the law into your ownhands instead of .. the police... You will be fined 5P with costs." To LK he said that ".. you went along to help your br FK avenge JK's injuries & that your assaults were also premeditated. You will be fined 3P & ordered to pay the cost of repairing RM's teeth." For being unlawfully in possession of an automatic pistol JK was fined 5P. KK: JGK went to Raoul Island with others to round up wild sheep so the island could be made into a reserve. He drowned swimming there. Then man who pulled him out wrote a book about it that KK has. Watch this space! Mr. J. KILMISTER, who was drowned at Sunday Island [Raoul Island] last week. He was a member bf a well-known Karori family. Evening Post, 11 April 1938 334 3-Gwendolyn Isobel Alice KILMISTER b 28.10.1903 d 25.3.1996 As a girl she lived at 31 Campbell St, Karori. m 1925 sp-Donald Rees MCGAVIN Son of Edward Betts MCGAVIN (b Nelson, d Karori) & Margaret Edith (Maggie) REES. They lived at 284 Karori Rd. For the MCGAVIN family tree, contact p.mcgavin"att"irl.cri.nz 2012This marriage portrait is courtesy of Peter MCGAVIN.
This family portrait c1935 shows Don 5th from LHS with his parents & sibs. It is also courtesy of Peter MCGAVIN.
3341 4-June Margaret MCGAVIN b 1926 d .6.2010 m sp-Roger TILBROOK They lived in Turangi. 33411 5-Donald TILBROOK b 1953 m sp-Joyce RINGER 3 chn suppressed 33412 5-Rosemary TILBROOK b 1955 m sp-Robert L SMITH 2 chn suppressed 33413 5-Geoffrey TILBROOK b 1962 1912: 04 938 4666 41 Oban St, Wadestown, Wellington tilbrook"att"paradise.net.nz 335 3-Wallace (Wally) Stewart KILMISTER b 30.4.1907, Wellington d 18.3.1973 Rotorua 24.12.1929 EP. THE HOLIDAYS. On Boxing Night at Kilbirnie Stadium Speedway will be seen Harry MANGHAM & Wally K, the NZ Stars, attacking records. 23.12.1933 EP. Miss Elsie MURPHY, Wellington, left Napier last evening by the RANGITANE for England where she shall marry Mr Walter K. 30.1.1934 EP. Miss Elsie MURPHY whose m in London to Mr Wally K, the well known speedway rider, was announced y'day, is a dr of Harold MURPHY, of Wellington Rugby Union's management committee. 18.1.1936 EP. SPEEDWAY THRILLS. WK (NZ) & other international competitors. He rode his 1st motorbike races at 17 when an apprentice mechanic, on grass, & later cinder. In Britain he won fame in the Wembley Lions team. After WW2 he raced at the Taita Speedway, went back to England, then settled in Taupo in the light engineering business. m 29.1.1934 London sp-Elsie Hannah Barker MURPHY 1 dr. 3351 4-Dorothy Elise KILMISTER b 3.2.1935 m 11.4.1959 sp-Raymond Douglas HARDING 3 chn suppressed 34 2-Arthur KILMISTER b 21.7.1871 Sky Farm, Karori d 14.10.1973 Ngaio, Wellington. The KILMISTERs kept acquiring land & Arthur'slarge holding adjoining Sky Farm, plus South Karori, Otaki, etc, made them large landowners. (Allington Road, Karori West, was created from KILMISTER land.) 24 December 1879 Evening Post. A KILMISTER got the Karori School Good Conduct prize. This may be him or  Alice b 1865. Grave? 70842 587 OC2. Obituary ex p220 of "JUDD 1991" by Joclyn FISHER: The death of Mr AK at Ngaio .. marked the end of a long & successful farming life. For the lasat 20 years Mr K has lived at 26 Ottaawa Rd, the oldest resident in the district & possibly the longest living Wellingtonian in many years. The K family trace their Wn connections back to the 1840s ... [0 John K &] family lived in a small house in the Bolton St area & later moved to their own home in Ascot Tce. This cottage still stands today & many of the present generation Ks were b there. The old couple d there 1904. Mr John K Sr  worked at various jobs in the city but mostly as a cooper & part time farmer - he had land up on the Tinakori Hills. His sons John  & Henry  started Sky Farm from a small holding, originally in the area N & W of what is now Karori Cemetery. On Henry's d, John took over the farm, assisted by sons Fred  & Arthur .. [They] purchased the land from their father & shared it between them. Arthur  settled on the land to the N & Fred  the Karori-Makara portion. Arthur  m Sarah HUGHES in 1902 (sic) & their 1st home was in the Karori hills W from the end of Parkvale Rd. A few months later they moved to Crofton (as Ngaio was then known) to live in the cottage at the end of Silverstream Rd (in the suburb we now know as Crofton Downs.) The home & farm bldgs .. were purchased from Mrs CHEW along with c200 acres of surrounding land. The CASEYs had previously leased the land & bldgs. It was not the original cottage, destroyed by fire before the K's time. In addition .. Arthur bought 100 acres of native reserve & 60 acres from John STEVENS or Morris SCANLON. The latter was between Sky & Chew's. Some years later 580 acres from the HOBBS estate extended the farm N to Mt Kaukau. This land Mr K bought in his sons' names, Arthur  & Tom . In 1914 the family moved to 26 Ottawa Rd. They had 4 chn by this time. Lila  & Phyllis  were b in the family cottage in Ascot Tce, Arthur  & Otari  at Silverstream Rd. The house at 26 was bought from & had been built for Mr Alf APLIN, a carrier. The sale included 1/2 acre of land & stables & sheds at the back. Their neighbours to the N were the APLINs (Alf's parents) in the original APLIN home (the site of Ngaio Primary School), to the W the GIBSONs in Chew Cottage, SW across the railway lines were the RADCLIFFEs & S at 24 Ottawa Rd were various tenants (the house was built by John CHEW in the 1870s). After the death of his 1st wife, Arthur m'd Ivy PALMER from Khandallah. Since his retirement his sons Tom  & Arthur  have farmed the land & in more recent years his grandsons Gary , Brian  & Ken . Mr K was a farmer all his life. He started working at 19 & did not retire til 80. Just before his 100th birthday, he told of his family's great record of good health, hard work & longevity. He pointed out thtat his grandparents had both lived to their 90s & his father over 100. "And I'm going to do better than that." m1 18.7.1900 Primitive Methodist Church, Sydney St, Wellington sp-Sarah Emma HUGHES b 1879. Grave 46072 587 C2 Purch. 7 chn. M cert: he was a sheep farmer & she was a dr of John HUGHES, farmer & Sarah nee MOORE. A photo of their wedding is on p219 of "JUDD 1991" by Joclyn FISHER. 341 3-Jessie Josephine KILMISTER b & d 1901 Grave 4233 132 VC baby. 342 3-Lila Marguerite KILMISTER b .2.1902 d 4.7.1966 Grave 65444 44RC. Single. 343 3-Gladys Adelaide KILMISTER b & d 1903 Grave 5739 44 RC. 344 3-Arthur Archibald KILMISTER b 31.7.1905 m 31.10.1934 sp-Edna May HANRATTY 4 chn. 3441 4-Brian KILMISTER b 14.1.1936 Waikanae 3442 4-Kenneth Graham AM KILMISTER b 16.8.1938 on the Ngaio farm has old photos, many stories and a KILMISTER tree. 2012: ph 06-377 3729, 106A Essex St Masterton 5810 KILMISTERs"att"clear.net.nz m 5.5.1962 sp-Ailsa Margaret NICHOLL 4 chn, suppressed 3443 4-Dennis G KILMISTER b 26.4.1942 2012: A mechanic with a diesel business. m sp-Joan Elizabeth CLARK 2012: ph 06-844 8134, 337 Dartmoor Rd, Puketapu, Napier 4186. 4 chn, suppressed 3444 4-Patricia KILMISTER b 26.12.1945 Wellington m1 1966 sp-Ronald LEE Div. 2 chn, suppressed m2 sp-? 345 3-Nellie Leonore KILMISTER b 1906 d 1908 of pneumonia 346 3-Otari "Lee" KILMISTER b 2.2.1907 She lived in Lucknow Tce, Khandallah then moved into the home of  Tom in Colway St when he moved. m 14.7.1933 Wellington sp-John (Jack) Angus BROWN 4 chn. 3461 4-John Arthur BROWN b 24.2.1934 m .1.1955 sp-Elizabeth Ann ALLEN 2 chn s'd 3462 4-Douglas Ian BROWN b 5.7.1935 m 19.11.1966 sp-Barbara Mary BLOORE 2 chn s'd 3463 4-Alan Stewart BROWN b 17.4.1937 m1 1967 sp-Elaine STANBROOK-EVANS No issue. Div. m2 14.7.1984 sp-Margaret CASAGRANDE 1 child suppressed 3464 4-Bruce Hughes BROWN b 26.12.1950 347 3-Thomas Douglas KILMISTER b 11.11.1912 Wellington d 20.6.1985/86 Wanganui Farmed from Crofton Downs to Khandallah. Lived in Colway St then Awarua St., Ngaio. Divided his farm into 3 for his chn. m 5.12.1936 sp-Edith Marquette COGSWELL b 4.12.1915 d 1.12.1984 3 chn. 3471 4-Thomas Arthur KILMISTER b 2.2.1938 m 28.3.1964 sp-Jocelyn Ann WILLIS 3 chn, suppressed 3472 4-Gary David KILMISTER b 11.6.1940 at home in Colway St. Family moved to Awararua St. Lived in Fox St, Ngaio then moved to 127b Albert St, Whitianga 3510. 2012: (07) 866 2044 He has a family tree. gmkilmister"att"orcon.net.nz There is a log of the LADY NUGENT's trip Feb 1841 by the ship surgeon, George HILLIARD, quoted in "The long long journey - the voyage of the LADY NUGENT, 1840-1" by Hugh JONES, p2-13 of Otaki Historical Society Journal. Gary has kindly sent me a copy, as well as some extracts from JF's book "JUDD 1991". m 11.8.1962 sp-Margaret May BELL 3 chn, 11 grchn, suppressed 3473 4-Louise Edith KILMISTER b 30.12.1943 m 9.4.1966 sp-Barrie Nelson TOMS. They moved to Auckland. 3 chn, suppressed 348 3-Phyllis Laurel KILMISTER b 2.11.1913 m 23.12.1940 sp-Jack WEBBER 3481 4-Marie Margerite WEBBER b 29.6.1944 m 25.11.1968 sp-Michael John POWNALL 3 children, suppressed 3482 4-Hugh Evan WEBBER b 27.9.1945 m .4.1970 sp-Carolyn Barbara HOWKIN 4 chn [34 2-Arthur KILMISTER b 21.7.1871 d .9.1973] m2 1949 sp-Ivy PALMER b 1895 Khandallah d 2.1.1983 Grave?: Ivy Hunt 744 61 971 C2. 35 2-Martha Delilah KILMISTER b 22.6.1873 d 5.9.1963 Hunterville m 19.7.1900 W'n sp-Allan Joseph WILTON b 9.9.1872 W'n d 21.10.1954 Hunterville (Part of the family Wilton Bush is named after. A son of Job WILTON who bought 43 ha in 1860 & protected 7 ha of them, in what became known as Wilton Bush, the largest remnant of original forest in Wellington. Traditional occupation rights were held by Te Atiawa/ Taranaki Whanui including Ngati Tama who lived at Kaiwharawhara Pa by the harbour.) 4 chn. 351 3-Ina Maude WILTON b 29.3.1902 Wellington d 19.10.1989 Dannevirke A photo taken Christmas 1948 of Ina , Gladys , Eric , & Stanley  is on p224 of "JUDD 1991" by Joclyn FISHER. m 12.12.1923 sp-Neil Morrell LAMBERT b 25.10.1896 d 21.1.1973 5 chn. 3511 4-Keith Neil LAMBERT b 27.8.1924 m sp-Eleanor STURROCK 2 chn. 35111 5-Heather Keith LAMBERT b 17.9.1967 adopted m sp-Kevin Ross PEDERSON 1 dr, suppressed 35112 5-Ann Eleanor LAMBERT b 28.5.1969 adopted m sp-Duncan Bruce CHEETHAM 3512 4-Lindsay Wilton LAMBERT b 27.8.1925 3513 4-Jean Ina LAMBERT b 2.9.1929 m1 sp-Andrew George PETERS d 29.10.1980 5 chn, suppressed [3513 4-Jean Ina LAMBERT b 2.9.1929] m2 sp-Don ROWE 3514 4-Roderick Morrell LAMBERT b 1.2.1935 d aged 4 3515 4-Davina Elizabeth LAMBERT b 20.4.1939 m sp-Murray Stuart FRANCE 5 chn, suppressed 352 3-Gladys Hellen WILTON b 11.6.1904 Hunterville m 14.12.1938 sp-Kenneth Charles HUMPHREY 2 chn. 3521 4-Allan John HUMPHREY b 8.2.1941 m1 1965 sp-Chrloe ROBSON div. m2 20.2.1976 sp-Dellwyn Frances BUCKLEY 2 chn, suppressed 3522 4-Raymond Kenneth HUMPHREY b 12.8.1944 m sp-Pamela Dawn STEPHEN 4 chn, suppressed 353 3-Eric Allan WILTON b 17.4.1906 Hunterville d 29.6.1990 Hastings m sp-Annie Norah Louise EALES 3 chn. 3531 4-James Kilmister WILTON d 4.2.1958 of tetanus, aged 24 3532 4-Margaret Kilmister WILTON b 9.7.1936 m sp-Victor HEFFERMAN div. 2 chn, suppressed 3533 4-Dorothy Kilmister WILTON b 12.10.1939 m sp-Neil Kennedy MCLEOD 4 chn, suppressed 354 3-Stanley Edgar WILTON b 28.5.1907 Hunterville d 11.5.1981 Palmerston North m 4.12.1935 sp-Adelaide Ellen JAMES 3541 4-Joan Ruth WILTON b 20.10.1936 m 5.3.1960 sp-Leslie George SCHMIDT 35411 5-Donna Maria SCHMIDT b 14.12.1960 m 12.9.1981 sp-Terence William HOLLY 3 chn, suppressed 35412 5-Brian Leslie SCHMIDT 35413 5-Colin James SCHMIDT 35414 5-Adele Louise SCHMIDT 3542 4-Helen Adelaide WILTON b 19.10.1939 m 22.10.1960 sp-Derrick Robert HARVEY 3 chn, suppressed 3543 4-Ian Douglas WILTON b 12.5.1941 m 20.6.1964 sp-Diane Mary HANDCOCK 4 chn, suppressed 36 2-Emily KILMISTER b 28.8.1875 Wellington d 1957 Wellington m 11.9.1894 Wellington sp-Thomas Sydney NEWCOMBE 361 3-Herbert NEWCOMBE b c1896 m ? No issue. 362 3-Eileen NEWCOMBE b c1898 m sp-James MAULE div. 2 chn. 3621 4-Valerie MAULE 3622 4-Derek MAULE 363 3-Clive NEWCOMBE b 1900 m sp-Sis 3 chn. 3631 4-Clive NEWCOMBE 3632 4-Jean NEWCOMBE m sp-Les SIMMONS 3633 4-Kathy NEWCOMBE 364 3-Olive NEWCOMBE m sp-Eric LLOYD 3 chn. 3641 4-John LLOYD b 1925 d 1989 3642 4-Yvonne LLOYD twin 3643 4-Graeme LLOYD twin 37 2-Caroline KILMISTER b 1877 d 1877 at 5 weeks. Grave 857, 122K Sydney St Cemetery 38 2-Walter KILMISTER b 31.8.1878 d 1.7.1954. He had a dairy farm where Naenae Pool now is, then farmed for 3 generations on what is now Belmont Regional Park. Warren says he only had 1 wife, Olive. m1 1910 Taita sp-Margaret Findlay SMITH d 1918 aged 36. m2 1921 sp-Agnes Amelia MORGAN [JF's JUDD book p208 does not list m1 & m2.] m3 sp-Olive Ellen PLAYLE d 22.3.1968 381 3-Olive "Doreen" KILMISTER b 15.12.1904 d 29.2.1984 m 13.12.1930 sp-Francis John (Frank) ANSTIS 1 son 3811 4-Brian Francis ANSTIS b 18.9.1933 m 21.1.1956 sp-Dawn Lorraine BATIE 3 chn, suppressed 382 3-Myra KILMISTER b 19.7.1906 m 16.10.1927 Lower Hutt sp-Wallace WILTON son of ?? 3 chn. 3821 4-Lorna WILTON b 16.5.1928 m 28.8.1950 sp-Herbert MYCROFT 3? chn, suppressed 3822 4-Valerie WILTON b 1929 d 1977 m sp-Keith POTTER 4 chn, suppressed 3823 4-Ivan WILTON b 13.1.1931 m 28.4.1954 Lower Hutt sp-Florence Patricia CORBETT 3 chn, suppressed 383 3-Iris Marjorie KILMISTER b 27.6.1908 d aged c93 m 8.12.1930 Wellington sp-Roy Augustus DIXON div. 3831 4-Maxwell Roy William DIXON b 2.12.1938 m1 22.8.1959 sp-Julie Alexa WRAY div. 3 chn, suppressed [3831 4-Maxwell Roy William DIXON 1938] m2 12.5.1983 sp-Suzanne Patricia KNIGHT 384 3-Harold Walter KILMISTER b 1910 Lower Hutt m 5.3.1937 sp-Lucy Miller SIMISTER b UK 2 chn. 3841 4-Warren John KILMISTER b 7.4.1938 Lower Hutt m sp-Lynn J FEYEN 2012: ph 07-544 7247 58 Rowesdale Dve Tauranga 3112 3842 4-Keith Harold KILMISTER Lower Hutt m1 sp-Marlene BURT div. 3 chn. 38411 5-Tract KILMISTER 38412 5-Brendan KILMISTER 38413 5-Todd KILMISTER [3841 4-Keith KILMISTER] m2 sp-Denise 2012: K H & D J ph 07-543 4618 28/52 Condor Dve Pyes Pa Tauranga 3112 385 3-Ronald F KILMISTER 1920/29 Lower Hutt has a KILMISTER tree he did. m sp-Margaret ROBERTSON 2012 mkilmister"att"xtra.co.nz ph 06-368 6290 1/29 York St, Levin 3851 4-Bruce KILMISTER m sp-Robyn MOWAT 3 chn, suppressed 3852 4-John KILMISTER m sp-Diane EDWARDS div. 2 chn, suppressed 3853 4-Diana KILMISTER m sp-Anthony BUCKLER 2 chn, suppressed 3854 4-Kristina KILMISTER m sp-Michael WOOD 3 chn, suppressed 39 2-Albert KILMISTER b 16.9.1881 Wellington d 17.7.1954 Hunterville aged 72. He farmed at Hunterville. The Turnbull Library holds his 1) Some early history of the KILMISTER family & early Wellington as they remembered it (1932) 14 typed pages; & 2) Native bush & birds near Wellington 1867, hand written 3.9.1941. (I have yet to see these.) His memory of burning the bush is quoted on p14 of BURCH & HEYNES 2012. He was a friend of the eminent botanist COCKAYNE - KK. m 17.1.1912 sp-Margaret May HARE d 1959 aged 76. 30.5.1929 EP. Women in Print. Mrs AK, Hunterville, is the guest of Mrs J HARE, Khandallah. 391 3-Albert Bruce KILMISTER b 22.1.1913 d .8.2003 m 24.7.1937 sp-Mary LockhartSTEWART b 4.10.1916 d .11.2000 3911 4-Bryan Stewart KILMISTER b 5.11.1938 2012 ph 04-293 4247 14 Kereru St Waikanae 5036 KILMISTE"att"xtra.co.nz (Who is Brian KILMISTER in Raumati?) m 2.2.1968 sp-Elizabeth WALTER 39111 5-John Walter KILMISTER b 21.6.1969 2012: jk.nes"att"xtra.co.nz ph 06-858 7535, 464 Middleton Rd, Waipukurau 4284 m .3.1999 sp-Neroli HOOPER 3 children, suppressed 39112 5-Jane Mary KILMISTER b 11.10.1970 kilmister.kerr"att"xtra.co.nz m .12.2002 sp-Donald KERR 2 children, suppressed 39113 5-Daniel Bryan KILMISTER b 21.9.1972 m .12.2002 sp-Sandrine MAGNIN In Switzerland. 2 children, suppressed 3912 4-Anthony Lockhart Bruce (Tony) KILMISTER b 14.1.1941 2012: gill.kilmister"att"xtra.co.nz ph 06-347 7238 159E Great North Rd, Otamatea, Wanganui 4501 m sp-Gillian Phylis VICKERS 39121 5-James Douglas KILMISTER b 27.9.1968 2012: jamesvirginia"att"xtra.co.nz ph 06-322 8366 Aldworth Rd, Hunterville 4784; Beach house ph 06-874 6118 48 Airini Rd, Waimarama 4294 39122 5-Mark Anthony KILMISTER b 12.5.1972 2012: mark-jan"att"xtra.co.nz m sp-Jan 328A Vaile Rd Eureka Hamilton 3286, ph 07-824 1974 3913 4-(Mary) Annette KILMISTER b 21.7.1944 2012 annettemarshall"att"xtra.co.nz m sp-Denis MARSHALL Waikanae 3 chn: 39131 5-Nicola MARSHALL b 29.8.1967 2012 in Bulls m 12.1.1991 sp-Martin SYMES 39132 5-Susan MARSHALL b 27.4.1970 m sp-Royce MCKEAN in N Canterbury 39133 5-Timothy MARSHALL b 24.12.1973 2012 in Nelson 392 3-Marjorie Vivienne KILMISTER b 28.3.1916 d by 2012 m 24.4.1939 sp-Vincent Joseph HURLEY d 4.10.1942 3 chn 3921 4-Vivienne Gay HURLEY b 8.12.1942 m sp-John MURCHISON 3 chn 39211 5-Vicki MURCHISON b 9.6.1966 m 1990 sp-Gary TANNER 39212 5-Karen MURCHISON b 1.8.1968 39213 5-Peter MURCHISON b 5.10.1970 3922 4-Yvonne HURLEY b 13.11.1944 m sp-John MARSH 3 chn 39221 5-Russell MARSH b 24.8.1967 39222 5-Gregory MARSH b 24.11.1968 39223 5-Tracy MARSH b 28.1.1972 3923 4-Sharyn Ann HURLEY b 9.5.1946 m sp-Paul SMITH 2 chn 39231 5-Shane SMITH b 9.5.1969 39232 5-Jayson SMITH b 22.9.1970 393 3-Evelyn Mary KILMISTER b 12.5.1922 d 22.9.1990 m 1942 sp-Richard John GOODWIN d 17.12.1985 4 chn 3931 4-Kenneth John GOODWIN b 23.7.1942 m sp-Jeanette CAMERON 4 chn 39311 5-Robin GOODWIN m sp-Peter BAKER 39312 5-Owen GOODWIN 39313 5-Suzanne GOODWIN 39314 5-Margaret GOODWIN 3932 4-Max James GOODWIN b 21.5.1944 d m sp-Erina LAMBERT 3 chn. 39321 5-Simon GOODWIN 39322 5-Tony GOODWIN 39323 5-Carol GOODWIN 3933 4-(Albert) Bruce GOODWIN b 1946 m1 sp-Susan WILSON div. 2 chn 39331 5-Sally GOODWIN 39332 5-Nicholas GOODWIN [3933 4-(Albert) Bruce GOODWIN b 1946] m2 sp-Margaret WILKINS 3934 4-Brian Richard GOODWIN b 1953 m sp-Kaye HATFULL 3 chn 39341 5-Richard GOODWIN 39342 5-John GOODWIN 39343 5-Wendy GOODWIN 394 3-(Winifred) Betty KILMISTER b 5.9.1923 alive 2012 m 22.9.1951 sp-Noel Norman NITSCHKE 4 chn 3941 4-Anne Elizabeth NITSCHKE b 2.10.1952 m 11.7.1975 sp-David Leslie WILSON 3 chn 39411 5-Gavin WILSON b 17.9.1979 39412 5-Brandon David WILSON b 29.6.1982 39413 5-Daniel Anthony WILSON b 10.2.1986 3942 4-John Louis NITSCHKE b 20.4.1954 m 4.2.1978 sp-Christine WAUGH 2 chn 39421 5-Gemma Isoble NITSCHKE b 21.5.1981 39422 5-Jarrod John NITSCHKE b 17.8.1984 3943 4-Mark Raymond NITSCHKE b 23.8.1956 m 1978 sp-Helen MCGREGOR 3 chn 39431 5-Peter NITSCHKE b 6.10.1979 39432 5-Stephen Louis NITSCHKE b 28.5.1981 39433 5-Rachael Gay NITSCHKE b 23.7.1983 3944 4-David Noel NITSCHKE b 23.2.1958 d 21.1.1980 3(10) 2-Thomas KILMISTER b 1.6.1883 d Hunterville, New Zealand m 1917 Hunterville sp-Rose UTZ JF's JUDD book p208,232 gives his wife as Beryl. Which m came 1st? 3(11) 2-Josephine Maria/Maud KILMISTER b 19.2.1885 d 22.3.1979 Karori, Wellington m 20.1.1911 Wellington sp-Robert Robinson HARE d 1918 3(11)1 3-(Mollie) Joyce HARE b 14.11.1911 m 1940 sp-James Gerard MCDERMOTT d by 1991 No issue 3(11)2 3-(Robert) Ian HARE b 17.12.1914 d 27.9.1969 m 1941 sp-Margarette DAVIS d by 1991 No issue 3(11)3 3-Lorna Enid HARE b 26.4.1917 m 1940 sp-Philip DAVIS 2 chn 3(11)31 4-Jane Philippa DAVIS b 28.9.1947 m sp-Alastair Archer HOSKING 4 chn 3(11)311 5-William Archer HOSKING b 7.3.1973 3(11)312 5-Josephine HOSKING b 24.12.1974 3(11)313 5-Charles Ian HOSKING b 16.9.1977 3(11)314 5-Douglas HOSKING b 27.3.1982 3(11)32 4-Christopher John DAVIS b 18.1.1950 m1 sp-Denise RUBICK div. , m2 sp-Joy 3 chn. 3(11)321 5-Toni DAVIS b 1981 3(11)322 5-Katie DAVIS b 1982 3(11)323 5-Matthew DAVIS b 1987 4 1-Henry Herbert KILMISTER b 13.6.1839 Bath Somerset d 14/16.11.1881 aged 42 bur Blk 29 Bolton St Cemetery. Grave removed when Bolton St was realigned - GK. He & his bro  John bought & farmed 750 acres on the ridge from Karori to Ngaio bought for 10/- per acre. Their 1st Sky Farm was where the chimney & macrocarpas are, where I found the grindstone. 2 huge rocks there have been carved to form walls. It was known as Henry's Pines as Henry lived there til he was killed felling a tree which fell on him, west of the original homestead where a norfolk pine was planted with macrocarpas. 26.1.1881 Evening Post. For sale 16 head store cattle. Apply to H KILMISTER, Karori. 25.11.1881 Evening Post. On 16th at Karori accidentally killed, HK, 3rd son of JK, Glenbervie Tce aged 42, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. Gisborne papers pls copy.This WCC map includes a track to '4. KILMISTER TOPS. John & Henry KILMISTER sons of the early settler John KILMISTER, bought Sky Farm or Kilmister Tops from the Crown in the 1860s & split the land in half.'
KK: HK was a tanner then a dairy farmer at Makara, Wellington. m1 15.2.1870 by Rev John MOIR sp-Elizabeth A GEORGE b 22.12.1852 NZ d 4.10.1889 Bur Block, 29 Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington. Dr of Mr Thomas GEORGE, Tinakori Rd. - ex Wellington Independent, 19.2.1870 or 29.3.1870 via paperspast. BJ: her mother was Mary nee WALL. She is in the 1861 census at Hackney St John, Middlesex with parents & sibs. Her father is bc1828. Thomas GEORGE m Dec Q Cheltenham Mary WALL - ex KK] 41 2-William John KILMISTER b 1871 Wellington d 6.2.1894 Wellington bur 9.2.1894 Wellington 42 2-Edward (Ted) KILMISTER b 1872 Wellington d 27.7.1897 Wellington bur 29.7.1897 Wellington. (Grave 2401 IGC Purch.?) m 2.8.1894 St Matthias', Makara, Wellington sp-Lavina Jane MONK 43 2-Ernest Henry KILMISTER b 14.6.1874 Wellington d 1.1.1952 Pahiatua bur Mangatainoka Cemetery, Pahiatua m1 1900 sp-Alice Maud SANDERS m2 1907 Otaki sp-Florence May STRATFORD 431 3-William KILMISTER of Pahiatua 4311 4-Ron KILMISTER m1 sp-? 4311 4-Philip KILMISTER 2012 in Wanganui 4311 4-Marcus KILMISTER 2012 in Wanganui [4311 4-Ron KILMISTER] m2 sp-Rosalie W 2012: ph 04-387 9105, 32 Puru Cre Lyall Bay Wellington 6022 44 2-Lelia Mary KILMISTER b 9.3.1876 Wellington bur 21.5.1876 Blk 29 Bolton St Cemetery. She shares her parents' grave: "Here we suffer grief & pain. Here we meet to part again. In heaven we part no more. Oh that will be joyful, when we meet & part no more." - To check library file on this. 45 2-Thomas Randolph KILMISTER b 5.5.1877 N.Z. m 1903 Wellington sp-Christina Martha LONDON 46 2-Matilda Lila/Lyley KILMISTER/KILMINSTER b 1.12.1879 1893 in Newtown School, Wellington - School Inspectors Return. m c1901 sp-Walter James WESTAWAY 47 2-Florence Fanny KILMISTER b 25.7.1881 Wellington d 6.1.1959 Lower Hutt bur 8.1.1959 Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt. 1891 in Terrace School, Wellington - School Inspectors Return. 1893 in Newtown School, Wellington - School Inspectors Return. m 24.3.1902 sp-Henry WALLIS ?48 2-Elizabeth KILMISTER b N.Z. [4 1-Henry Herbert KILMISTER b 13.6.1839 d 14/16.11.1881] m2 1883 Ohariu Valley, Wellington sp-Elizabeth CLIFTON, wife of Bill 1832-84 . She m'd under her mother's maiden name WALL. -KK. 5 1-Frances (Fanny) KILMISTER b 20/30.11.1843 Karori, Wellington d 22.7.1902 Levin m 20.7.1863 (at home of Rev Joshua SMITH in Sydney St) sp-Stephen JUDD b 22.12.1837 Maidstone, Kent d 29.6.1890 Lower Hutt Son of William JUDD and Ann Charlotte nee SEARS. He was a settler aged 25 of Upper Hutt 10 years, & she aged 19 of Karori. He arrived NZ 1840 aged 2.5, son of Wm JUDD Sr. Brother to Sarah Ann JUDD who married  John KILMISTER. 10 chn. 51 2-William Stephen JUDD b 4.2.1864 Wellington d 9.3.1941 Lower Hutt 52 2-Frances Annie JUDD b 12.10.1865 Lower Hutt d 10.2.1954 Wanganui m sp-Oliver Bateman PENNEFATHER b .10.1864 Queenstown, New Zealand d 4.2.1953 Wanganui 421 3-Sydney Stephen PENNEFATHER b 23.11.1891 Lower Hutt d 16.11.1982 Lower Hutt 53 2-Edward John JUDD b 15.7.1867 Wellington d 16.4.1936 New Plymouth 54 2-George Frank JUDD b 11.1.1870 Lower Hutt d 16.7.1899 31 Webb St, Wellington 55 2-Catherine Maud JUDD b 16.3.1872 Wellington d 20/22.7.1948 m sp- SOUTHEE 56 2-Alice Mary JUDD b 20.9.1874 Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt d .5.1963 aged 88. m 1.3.1904/05 sp-Edward ROW b 16.6.1876 Palmerston North d 1928 57 2-Charles Herbert JUDD b 2.5.1877 Lower Hutt d 7.11.1960 Auckland m .12.1903 sp-Mary Elizabeth ROW b 18.6.1880 Karere, NZ 58 2-Minnie Octavia JUDD b 9.1.1880 Wellington d 8.4.1966 Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland m sp- MCVINNIE &/or MCALPINE 59 2-Grace Elizabeth JUDD b 18.11.1884 Lower Hutt d 23.4.1989 m sp-David Murray KEAN 5(10) 2-Edith Henrietta JUDD b 22.1.1887 Lower Hutt d 13.5.1924 6 1-James KILMISTER b 21.1.1845 NZ d 22.9.1914 Wellington 15-20.4.1872 Wellington Independent: Now running on [my] land, a light strawberry cow branded on the rump. If not claimed within 1 month, will be sold to pay expenses. James KILMISTER, Karori. 29.10-5.11.1877 Evening Post. Wanted a boy 12-14 to milk & work on farm. Apply to James KILMISTER, Karori. 21.12.1880 Evening Post. For sale or to let a good dairy farm 1 mile from town with a good milk walk. Apply to James KILMISTER, Karori. WCC hold his letter of 28.1.1886 when he lived in Tinakori Rd. 12.3.1886 Evening Post. NUISANCES AT KARORI. TO THE EDITOR. Sir, I notice in your last nights paper that at the meeting of the Karori- Makara Rd Board a letter was read complaining of [my] pigsty, to which the Chairman replied that he had written to me & that I'd promised to abate the nuisance. I [did receive this] letter [but] made no reply [as] I dont consider it a nuisance to keep a litle pig 5 chains from the mainroad & far from any bldg or [my] nghbrs, & look at it as a spiteful motion ... I mention that 2 months ago a complaint was brought before the same Rd Bd meeting of a drainage nuisance, & which is indeed a nuisance, so much so as to cause a pest. The Chairman .. was requested .. to see that the nuisance should be abated, but he has done nothing towards it & the stench is something awful. I am etc James KILMISTER 11.3.1886. 1.4.1886 Evening Post. A STRANGE STORY. JK of Karori left 1 guinea at the Evening Post for the distressed lawyer's clerk .. last night. 3.9.1896 Evening Post. James K nominated for Karori Borough Council's annual election. 11.9.1896 Evening Post THE MUNCIPAL ELECTIONS WELLINGTON CITY. Karori- JK elected with 78 votes. 20.11.1896 EP. THE GENERAL ELECTION. K's Hall, Tinakori Place to be a polling place. 10.1.1899 EP. 70 members & friends of the Sunday morning meeting held in K's Hall, Karori Rd, held their annual picnic on Sat. at Belmont in the beautiful grounds of Mr James K who for years past has shown deep & practical interest in their work by allowing them the use of his hall in which to hold their meetings. 10.2.1899 TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP. Evening Post. KILMISTER & W JUDD playing for Western Hutt v Petone at Belmont. 6.10.1899 EP CRICKET. TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. KILMISTER & W JUDD playing for Western Hutt v Old Boys at Belmont. 4.11.1907 EP. LOCAL AND GENERAL. Meeting at K's Hall. The question of making a lepper settlement at Kapiti Island. 15.4.1908 Dominion. LOCAL AND GENERAL. The speed of motor cars was referred to in a letter from Mr JK read at the meeting of the HCC. Some councillors [said] cars often drove at [excess] speed & it was decided to notify the roadman on the W Hutt Rd to take the numbers of cars travelling at a dangerous speed. 1892-4 Karori Borough Councillor, 1896-7 farmer. m sp-Elizabeth JUDD b 19.2.1853 Lower Hutt d 12.4.1915 NZ. Daughter of William JUDD and Ann Charlotte nee SEARS. 61 2-Anne E KILMISTER b 1870 62 2-Frances Maude KILMISTER b 1872 Karori, Wellington d 9.3.1939 bur 11.3.1939 Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt. m 9.9.1893 Wellington sp-George Alexander MCILVRIDE b 18.1.1873 Lower Hutt d 28.11.1935 Wellington Public Hospital 6 chn. Son of George MCILVRIDE and Janet SINCLAIR. 621 3-Leith James MCILVRIDE b 22.1.1894 Petone d 17.11.1918 Palmerston North 622 3-Elizabeth J MCILVRIDE b 2.12.1897 Lower Hutt d 3.10.1953 Petone 623 3-Janet Sinclair MCILVRIDE b 2.12.1897 Lower Hutt d 30.11.1974 Lower Hutt 624 3-Daphne May MCILVRIDE b 16.7.1899 Lower Hutt d 27.10.1978 Lower Hutt 625 3-Huia George Alexander MCILVRIDE b 6.5.1904 d 25.8.1990 Lower Hutt 626 3- Meri Love MCILVRIDE b 1907 Lower Hutt d 1.11.1965 Waikanae 7 1-Mary Judd KILMISTER b 5.9.1848 Aurora Terrace, Wellington d 14.4.1930 Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt m 12.9.1868 at the bride's parents, Orangi Kaupapa, Karori sp-George JUDD b 25.5.1835 Maidstone or Sittingbourne, Kent bp 30.5.1835 d 12.8.1934 Waiwhetu Rd, Lower Hutt at 99. A report on their diamond wedding is on p102 of JF's book "JUDD 1991". It has a photo of them p107. Son of William JUDD and Ann Charlotte nee SEARS. 71 2-Henry JUDD b .12.1865 London 72 2-George Frederick JUDD b 17.1.1872 Lower Hutt d 17.9.1936 Lower Hutt m sp-Blanche Mirian ACKROYD
3. KILMISTER in Wellington yet to ID (Those ID'd have their ID number in front of them.) LOCATE KILMISTER biography BDN 20/8 p140/56. The following [with their ID no.] are ex KPL & look like cemetery notes.  Caroline 857, 122K Sydney St Cemetery [1 or 3321?] William 1770, 68K Sydney St Cemetery  Charles 2484, 122K Sydney St Cemetery [3-sp] Sarah Ann 4081, 123K Sydney St Cemetery  John 4189, 123K Sydney St Cemetery  Lelia Mary bur 21.5.1876 Blk 29 Bolton St Cemetery  Henry bur 16.11.1882 aged 42 Blk 29 Bolton St Cemetery [4 m1] Elizabeth 1853 bur 4.10.1889 Blk 29 Bolton St Cemetery [1?] William J 837 IGC Purch. baby 1378 73 DP [73?] Edward 2401 IGC Purch.  Jessie J 4233 132 VC baby  Gladys A 5739 44 RC L 9244 44 RC Myrtle M 20445 243 FC2 Purch.  Frederick 1397 1935 Crem. David de la Mothe 1505 1935 Crem. [6?] James Bosley 41135 243 FC2 Purch. [1st wife of 44] Sarah Emma 46072 587 C2 Purch. [wife of 391?] Mary 54482 243 FC2 [33-sp] Isobel Elizabeth 1957 crem. Herbert 23392 1963 crem.  Lila Margerite 65444 44RC Harriett 33577 1971 Anna Maree 70730 131 BP3 baby [34?] Arthur 70842 587 OC2 Ruth 38512 1974 Roy Herbert 42345 1976 [2nd wife of 34?] Ivy Hunt 744 61 971 C2 Other KILMISTER in NZ. Author Terry b 1946, books published in Palmerston North & Christchurch.
paperspast.natlib.govt.nz gave 428 entries with both KILMISTER and Karori. Most are advts & sporting, or references to the use of Kilmister Hall in Tinakori Rd, or to Kilmister Ave. Those not included above, apart from these, include as follows. 11.4.1916 EP Elizabeth KILMISTER d 11.4.1915 mother of A wife of J BAUMBER. 12.4.1921 EP Elizabeth KILMISTER d 12.4.1915 grandmother of C BAUMBER. 3.9.1917 EP. 15000 MEN CALLED UP. 4.9.1917 Dominion THE DOUBLE BALLOT. D de Le M K, motor-driver, 116 Aro St. SICK AND WOUNDED Evening Post, 28 November 1917 AK 27911 Masterton. 9.1.1918 Press ROLL OF HONOUR. Died of wounds. NZ Rifle Brigade 2nd Jan. TK (Mrs EK Invercargill, m.) WOMEN IN PRINT. Mrs KILMISTER in charge of Paddys Market, Karori. Evening Post, 4 May 1918 CLASS C, 2nd DIVISION. AWK farmer, Taita Evening Post, 19 June 1918 2.12.1918 EP. THE KARORI BLOCK. The final meeting of the local Vigilance Committee was held in Cncl Chambers.. Mr K. Over 300 cases had been dealt with. Votes of thanks for the use of private motor-cars: Mrs K. 2.12.1918 Dominion. INFLUENZA. Epidemic dying down. SICK AND WOUNDED Evening Post, 28 November 1917 7.6.1920 EP. GAMES AT KARORI. KILMISTER scoring. 24.9.1930 EP. HERE AND THERE. 1st prize to Mrs KILMISTER at bring & buy at Taita Hall for Plunket. 13.5.1933 EP Millicent KILMISTER div. Arthur KILMISTER. 27.9.1935 EP. Miss MVK on AKAROA for NZ on 6.9.35. 22.1.1938 Evening Post. Misses KL & MM KILMISTER (Masterton?) are staying at the Empire Hotel. 7.4.1941 Evening Post. THE THIRD BALLOT of 2493. RHK 95 Knights Rd, L Hutt. FUNERAL NOTICES. 23.8.1943 Evening Post Wm KILMISTER funeral 24.8.1943 for Taita English Church Cem. 6.9.1944 Evening Post DEATHS. On 6.9.1944 Bertha Rose at her home Otaki Railway, wife of Len K. 12.9.1945 Evening Post DEATHS. On 12.9.1945 at Wellington, Sarah Emma wife of Arthur KILMISTER [not 23], Ngaio, mother of Lila, Arthur, Otari, Tom & Phil. Mother of Mrs JA BROWN of Khandallah & grmr of John, Douglas & Allan. DEATHS. Evening Post, 5 October 1945 On 4.10.1945 at Wellington, Margaret widow of Wm Arthur COGSWELL of Sydney, at 71, mother of Mrs TK, Ngaio. Funeral on 6th, burial in Karori Cem.
In 2012 NZ White pages gave 41 KILMISTER in NZ: Hurley D C & KILMISTER M J ph 04-905 1286 "phone of Bruce & Dorothy" left msg 8 Nimmo Ave West Waikanae Kapiti 5036 [39111 3 Jock?] Kerr D S & KILMISTER J M ph 06-858 4205 left msg 1207 Kairakau Rd Kairakau Waipukurau 4295 Kerr D S & KILMISTER J M ph 06-374 7576 jane do Waitahora Valley Rd Motea Dannevirke KILMISTER A J ph 09-832 3300 184 Don Buck Rd Massey Auckland 0614 KILMISTER A J ph 06-377 2304 18A Fleet St Masterton 5810 KILMISTER A J & N C ph 04-565 1641 15 Foster Cre Belmont Lower Hutt 5010 KILMISTER B H ph 06-362 7498 84 Stout St Shannon 4821 KILMISTER B R ph 06-844 1570 Korokipo Rd R D 3 Napier 4183  KILMISTER Brian S ph 04-293 4247 14 Kereru St Waikanae 5036 KILMISTE"att"xtra.co.nz [3851?] KILMISTER Bruce G ph 09-376 8656 11/29 Beresford St Ponsonby Auckland 1001 bruce"att"bodypositive.org.nz KILMISTER C J ph 09-833 8907 184 Don Buck Rd Massey Auckland KILMISTER C W & R S ph 07-362 8716 9 Millar Rd Lake Okareka Rotorua KILMISTER D & Doull G ph 06-370 8131 6 Carverthen St Masterton KILMISTER D C ph 06-374 3663 495 Towai Rd Waione Dannevirke KILMISTER D C ph 06-372 4014 1665 Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd Bideford Masterton 5871 [3443?] KILMISTER D G & J E ph 06-844 8134 337 Dartmoor Rd Puketapu Napier 4186 KILMISTER D G G ph 07-377 3454 141 Acacia Heights Dve Acacia Bay Taupo 3377 KILMISTER F J A ph 06-362 7323 Grand St Shannon 4821  KILMISTER G D & M M ph 07-866 2044 127 Albert St Whitianga 3510 KILMISTER Graeme ph 06-363 7210 12 Shortt St Foxton Beach Foxton 4815 KILMISTER Iutita ph 06-347 9364 42 Selwyn Cre Wanganui 4500 m Mark KILMISTER J ph 04-235 9323 82 Leeward Dve Whitby Porirua 5024 KILMISTER J A ph 07-854 0064 131 Harrowfield Dve Hamilton  KILMISTER J D ph 06-322 8366 Aldworth Rd Hunterville 4784  KILMISTER J D ph 06-874 6118 48 Airini Rd Waimarama 4294  KILMISTER J W & N ph 06-858 7535 464 Middleton Rd Waipukurau 4284  KILMISTER K G A M ph 06-377 3729 106A Essex St Masterton 5810 [3852?] KILMISTER K H & D J ph 07-543 4618 28/52 Condor Dve Pyes Pa Tauranga 3112 KILMISTER KJ ph 06-377 5153 6 Kereru Pl Masterton 5810 KILMISTER L J ph 06-377 0887 47 Kuripuni St Masterton 5810 KILMISTER M T ph 06-845 2206 10 Burness Rd Greenmeadows Napier  KILMISTER Mark & Jan ph 07-824 1974 or 021 782 064 328A Vaile Rd Eureka Hamilton 3286 KILMISTER N & P ph 06-372 5718 1361 Opaki Kaiparoro Rd Mauriceville Masterton 5871 KILMISTER P E ph 06-377 0518 83/35 Edith St Masterton 5810  KILMISTER R F ph 06-368 6290 1/29 York St Levin KILMISTER Rosalie W ph 04-387 9105 32 Puru Cre Lyall Bay Wellington 6022, w2 of Ron s/o [431?] Wm KILMISTER of Pahiatua 2 sons in Wanganui, Philip & Marcus by Ron's m1. KILMISTER S G ph 04-384 5562 fails 124 Wallace St Mt Cook Wellington 6021 KILMISTER T & L ph 09-422 3502 91 Anderson Rd Warkworth 0985 KILMISTER Terry & Susan ph 09-816 9390 11A Woodfern Cre Titirangi Auckland  KILMISTER Tony ph 06-347 7238 159E Great North Rd Otamatea Wanganui 4501  KILMISTER W J & L J ph 07-544 7247 58 Rowesdale Dve Tauranga 3112
4. ABBREVIATIONS b born, bp baptised, br brother, bur buried, c about, crem cremated, d died, m married, m2 2nd marriage, sp spouse, St Street, W widow
5. SOME RESOURCES Bronwyn JONES online KILMISTER trees - see above. Some of her photos come from the Turnbull Library. KILMISTER file, Karori Public Library. The Stockade, magasine of the Karori Historical Society, www.karorihistory.org.nz info"att"karorihistory.org.nz Judith BURCH & Jan HEYNES 2012, Karori and its people, Karori Historical Society, www.karorihistory.org.nz info"att"karorihistory.org.nz Margaret PATRICK ed KW WOOD, From bush to suburb, Karori 1840-1980. 4 talks.
6. THE NUMBERING SYSTEM USED HERE. Person ID 0 has children with IDs 1,2,3,... Person ID say 3 has children with IDs 31,32,33,... And so on. A generation number precedes the name. This is equal to the number of digits in their ID: it is useful for searching for sibs, chn & parents.