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Hepburn DUNCAN
(Abt 1778-)
Elizabeth WEST
(Abt 1782-)
John DUNBAR
Margaret CLARKE
Joseph Ford DUNCAN
(1810-1885)
Rachel DUNBAR-DUNCAN
(Bef 1811-1907)
Isabella DUNCAN
(1847-1935)

 

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Richard James TREWAVAS

Isabella DUNCAN 152

  • Born: 28 Apr 1847, Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealand 152
  • Marriage: Richard James TREWAVAS in 1867
  • Died: 28 May 1935, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand at age 88 152
  • Buried: 30 May 1935, Motueka Cemetery, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand 152
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Isabella Trewavas (nee Duncan) was one of the earliest bor
n children inBrooklyn, Nelson and knew no other place or people.Education at that timewas mostly taught by parents although a school was run by Thomas Jacka inthe district early in its history. Isabella was largely illiterate butshe was a strong pioneer, quiet and refined, and managed to rear a largefamily under pretty primitive conditions.
Early Riwaka had few or no roads, much swampy land and ox wagons orhorses were the mode of travel. The Motueka River was unbridged, and onlytwo passable ford existed, one near Lodder's Lane and the other atBrooklyn which came out at what is now Douglas Rd.. On one occasion,Isabella, a strong swimmer, and some other women were driving to Motuekafor vaccinations. They were in a four-wheeler pulled by two horses. Afterstarting to ford the Motueka at White's Crossing the water became so deepthat the horses jibed and refused to move leaving the party strandedmid-river in flood.The women and children were terrified but Isabellaswam to shore on the Motueka side with each one of the party one at atime and avoided what could have been another drowning incident.
Isabella had much to do with setting up the bakery business (see notesRichard James Trewavas) doing most of the cooking in its early stages.
After Richard her husband died, Isabella lived on for a further 25 years.
The 1928 Electoral Roll shows he living on her own in Beach Road,Motueka but she spent her latter years at the home of her son-in-lawPercy Calder, in Old Wharf Rd. She owned all the land from Cemetery Driveto Trewavas St., including 2 other houses which she let. She died at age88.
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Isabella Trewavas (nee Duncan) was one of the earliest born children inBrooklyn, Nelson and knew no other place or people.Education at that timewas mostly taught by parents although a school was run by Thomas Jacka inthe district early in its history. Isabella was largely illiterate butshe was a strong pioneer, quiet and refined, and managed to rear a largefamily under pretty primitive conditions.
Early Riwaka had few or no roads, much swampy land and ox wagons orhorses were the mode of travel. The Motueka River was unbridged, and onlytwo passable ford existed, one near Lodder's Lane and the other atBrooklyn which came out at what is now Douglas Rd.. On one occasion,Isabella, a strong swimmer, and some other women were driving to Motuekafor vaccinations. They were in a four-wheeler pulled by two horses. Afterstarting to ford the Motueka at White's Crossing the water became so deepthat the horses jibed and refused to move leaving the party strandedmid-river in flood.The women and children were terrified but Isabellaswam to shore on the Motueka side with each one of the party one at atime and avoided what could have been another drowning incident.
Isabella had much to do with setting up the bakery business (see notesRichard James Trewavas) doing most of the cooking in its early stages.
After Richard her husband died, Isabella lived on for a further 25years. She spent her latter years at the home of her son-in-law PercyCalder, in Old Wharf Rd. She owned all the land from Cemetery Drive toTrewavas St., including 2 other houses which she let. She died at age 88.

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Alt. Burial: Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand. 152

Alt. Birth, 1935, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand.


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Isabella married Richard James TREWAVAS, son of Richard TREWAVAS and Mary HARVEY, in 1867. (Richard James TREWAVAS was born on 8 Apr 1841 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England,152 died on 17 Mar 1911 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand 152 and was buried on 18 Mar 1911 in Motueka Cemetery, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand 152.)

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