Cleghorn Family Tree

Joseph EdmondsAge: 48 years18391888

Name
Joseph Edmonds
Given names
Joseph
Surname
Edmonds
Birth 19 December 1839 24 23
Birth of a sisterThurza Edmonds
about 1845 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Edmonds
about 1848 (Age 8 years)
Emigration 1864 (Age 24 years)
Immigration 1864 (Age 24 years)
MarriageMary Anne CharletonView this family
7 May 1873 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Ann Jane Edmonds
26 March 1875 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Thurza Edmonds
31 July 1877 (Age 37 years)
Note: Ophir is also known as Blacks
Birth of a son
#3
Joseph William Edmonds
2 November 1879 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Ellen Edmonds
11 November 1881 (Age 41 years)
MarriageAnnie LonerganView this family
1884 (Age 44 years)

Death of a wifeMary Anne Charleton
18 January 1884 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a wifeMary Anne Charleton
1884 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Ida Ellen Edmonds
26 December 1885 (Age 46 years)

Death 30 August 1888 (Age 48 years)
Address: Pier Hotel
Cause of death: Acute congestion of liver. Chronic accompanied by disease of the liver, heart and kidneys. Uraemia.
Note: Death Notice: Otago Witness , 7 September 1888, Page 20
Biography 1991 (102 years after death)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 21 April 1835Lopen, Somerset, England
20 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Mark Edmonds
Birth: about 1837 22 21Lopen, Somerset, England
Death: 19 March 1915Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
3 years
himself
6 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Anne Charleton - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 7 May 1873Dunedin, New Zealand
23 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
Family with Annie Lonergan - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1884
2 years
daughter

Death

Death Notice: Otago Witness , 7 September 1888, Page 20

Edmonds.— On the 30th August, at his residence' Pier Hotel, Crawford street, Dunedin, Joseph Edmonds, late of the Serpentine ; aged 48 years.

Biography

Joseph arrived in New Zealand in 1864. He married Mary Ann Charleton of Moneymore, Ireland in 1873. Mary Ann arrived on the ship “Glenmark” on the 1st November 1871. A year later, Mary Ann’s sister, Eliza Jane, married Thomas Cleghorn. Joseph and Mary Ann lived at Blacks (now known as Ophir). They ran the local hotel, and later owned a store. They also lived at Serpentine, and it is here that we think Mary Ann and her son Joseph William are buried. After Mary Ann died Joseph Edmonds remarried to Annie Lonergan in 1884. She became Licensee of the Pier Hotel in Dunedin in 1889, the year after Joseph died. Annie died on 3 November 1904 at Dunedin, and is buried in the Southem Cemetery - Roman Catholic Section.

Joseph had one daughter to his second marriage, Ida Ellen Edmonds, bom on 26 December 1885. His three daughters from his first marriage were placed in the Little Sisters of the Poor Home (the boy child having died). From information given to me, Mary Ann’s sister Eliza Jane Cleghorn brought two of the girls home to live and be brought up by her. They were Ann Jane and Thurza, the other girl remained in the Little Sisters home as she was mentally handicapped. Joseph and Mary Ann’s daughter, Thurza, married Thomas William Cleghorn, son of Thomas and Eliza Jane, the couple being first cousins.

Isabel Graves said she remembers when she was a child of six or seven years that her mother, Sarah Jane (Cleghorn) Graves used to go and stay with Ann Jane (Edmonds) Oats at Kakanui quite often. This one time Sarah wrote to say they were coming to stay in three days time. When they got off the bus at Totara nobody was there to meet them so Sarah left their cases at Totara, to be picked up later. She and her children walked all the way to Kakanui, with her carrying baby Connie. Apparently the mailbox was some distance from the house and Ann Jane would get her children to collect the mail once a week. When Sarah arrived, her letter was still in the mailbox, hence no horse and gig waiting at Totara. Sarah Jane’s daughter Ethel Mary Perry Cleghom married Ann Jane Oats’ son Arthur John Oats, the couple being second cousins.

Note

His three daughters from his first marriage were at some stage placed in the Little Sisters of the Poor Home. (his son having already died)

His sister-in-law, Eliza Jane Cleghorn, brought two of the girls home to live with and be bought up by her.

His sister-in-law, Eliza Jane Cleghorn, brought two of the girls home to live with and be bought up by her.