d. 27 October 1889 in Nelson (Kawai Street),
b. 05 February 1810 in St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland;
2. Married ELIZA HILL SCADDON on 7 May 1878, in his home, Hawia Street, Nelson, New Zealand.
b. 5 November 1851
d. 6 February 1914
JAMES PALMER BLACK
Marriage Certificate (1): "James Black, merchant residing in No. 2 Canning Place, Causewayside and Joan Adams residing in No. 4 Nicolson Square, both in this Parish, daughter of the late John Adams, Paper Manufacturer at Denny in this parish of Denny, have been three times proclaimed in order to marriage in the Parish Church of St Cuthberts and no objections have been offered. Married at Gifford on the Eleventhy day of January thereafter by the Reverand David Horne, Minister of the Parish of Yester".
Marriage Certificate (2): Ref - 1878/1170. Whilst JAMES was a widow, ELIZA was a spinster. The marriage was witnessed by Anne Black (Nelson, Spinster), and Sarah Scaddon (Nelson, Spinster).
Death Certificate: Ref - 1889/1794. Cause of Death: Old Age, Softening of the brain. Occupation: Gentleman. Fathers Occupation: Stationer. Number of children when he died: M - 4, F - 3. Robert Black was the undertaker. He died when he was 83.
He is buried in the Fairfield Cemetary (Trafalgar Street, Nelson) (Ref - FAIR0027). Notes: Draper. Husband of Joan Black. JP'. Interred on the 29 October 1889. He had lived in New Zealand for 38 years.
Will: A Probate and Will are available from the Website Owner upon request. The affidavit of executors was given by John Black (Draper) and Edward Moore (Solicitor). The affidavit of death was given by Robert Black (carpenter). He bequeathed all moneys and shares to his wife. His daugther Isabella Campbell inherited one half part of the Trafalgar Street Property currently lived in by John Black. If she was to die with no children, the property would then go to his daughter Annie Black. The other half of Trafalger Street was to go to his daughter Annie Black. If she were to die with no children (and Isabella also to die with none) the whole property would go to Jessie (the wife of Robert Black). The other half part (? how can there be 3 half parts?) was to be shared equally by children of his wife Eliza Black. The freehold property in Kawai street goether with the dwelling house, all the household furniture and household effects, his patented inventions and all other real and personal estate to his wife as long as she remained his widow. A trust fund was to be set up and any income from this was to be given to Eliza. After her death or remarriage, the moneys were to go to trust for his children in equal shares. In a codicile of his will, John Black was named as executor (instead of William Bethwaite). A second codicile of his will says that all moneys belonging to him which are in the Nelson Savings Bank or in the hands of John Black, or which shall be owing by his son John Black to his father, shall be given to Eliza Black.
JOAN LIVINGSTON ADAMS
Evidence for Birth Date: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, internation Genealogical Index (R), Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of June 13 2004, Film #453866, Page 0013, Ref # 55047.
Death Certificate: Ref - 1861/138. Cause of Death: Disease of the Lungs. She was 50 when she died.
i JESSIE BLACK, b. 5 July 1834, ST Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. 25 August 1917, Nelson (Ref - 1917/2354). Buried in the Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, Block 02, Plot #1 036, reference WKBP02036. Date of Interment 28 August 1917. Transferred from Fairfield Cemetery. Married ROBERT BLACK in 1860, Nelson (Ref - 1860/355).
ii ISABELLA BLACK, b. 19 March 1836 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. 28 December 1923, Nelson (Ref - 1923/3581). Married Rev. JOHN CAMPBELL in 1867, Nelson (Ref - 1867/770). 1900 Auckland Electoral Roll has Isabella Campbell, Home Duties, Wallace Street.
v JAMES BLACK, b. 16 March 1841 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland d. 28 April 1845, Edinburgh (buried in Warriston Cemetery). Died from the effects of measles.
vii JOHN P BLACK, b. 09 August 1845 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. 14 November 1944, Atawhai Nelson (Ref - 1944/4408). Married ELIZA MARIA FOWLER 10 November 1879 in Nelson (Ref - 1879/3057).
viii ANNIE BLACK, b. 1847 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. 8 August 1928, Nelson (Ref - 1928/2655). Buried 8 August 1928 in Wakapuaka Cemetery, Cemetery Block 10, Plot #1 036 (WKNP10036). Married HENRY MACMAHON in 1887, Nelson (Ref - 1887/2962).
Children of JAMES BLACK and ELIZA SCADDON are:
i CORA ELIZA BLACK, b. 6 February 2878, Nelson; d. 7 February 1951, Nelson (Ref - 1951/759). Buried in the Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson. Married JAMES BAXTER in 1915, Nelson (Ref - 1915/1260).
ii JAMES PALMER BLACK, b. 1883; d. 3 September 1949; (Ref - 1949/3812). Married CONSTANCE OLIVE NEWPORT in 1912, Nelson (Ref - 1912/3427).
"Eden Barque, 522 tons, built at Limehouse, < xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" prefix="st1" namespace="">London in 1826 for Mr Joseph Somes, and arrive, and was under the command of Captain Murdoch for the voyage to Nelson in John Henry Luscombe, ship owners, she was the last New Zealand Company ship to 1850. This ship was coppered on no less than three occasions, in 1836, 1847 and 1850 when it also had major repairs done. It was also used to take convicts to Australia in 1842 and 1856 and was the last convict ship to Sydney in 1840. The ship was abandoned at sea on 19th March 1861, and the crew perished. < xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" prefix="o" namespace="">
Arrival Date 9/11/1850
Departure Port London
Destination Port Nelson
NZC Ref 34/3, pp.191-97a; 36/8; Register, pp.343-48
Voyage Information Captain Alexander Murdock master, Mark Kebbel surgeon, sailed from London 6 June 1850 with 140 passengers for Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth and Otago. Arrived Nelson 9 November 1850."
8th March 1866 Nelson Mail
6 August 1868 1 May 1869 17 September 1870
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle