Residents of Kilbirnie - Hataitai - Evans Bay around 1884
These names are taken primarily from the records of Kilbirnie School (opened January 1884) and the 1884 electoral roll for Wellington South, with additional details from other sources. Mostly people just gave their address as "Kilbirnie". Since the whole area between Mt Victoria and Lyall Bay was then known as Kilbirnie some of these families would have been from today's Kilbirnie, rather than what we know as Hataitai.
Robert Alexander, bootmaker
James Bourke, wool scourer, Wellington Road
Jabez Bradbury, settler or dairyman, Moxham Ave.
Frederick Charles Braylesford or Brailsford, warehouseman. Mr Braylesford's children attended Kilbirnie School for a short time and then they moved to Auckland.
Vincent Claridge (1851-1939), bootmaker, Moxham Ave. His wife was Sarah Ann
William Thomas Claridge, bootmaker
Charles Henry Compton, carpenter (son of John Compton)
John Compton, publican (d 1898)
Thomas Cox, gardener, Rhodes St
Alfred Falkner, draughtsman
George Felton, clerk, civil service
William Finlay, settler
Edwin Gingall, baker, Rhodes St
Robert Flint, engineer
William Greenfield, plasterer
James W Grover, labourer, Moxham Ave.
George Heginbotham (c1846-1919), dairyman. His wife was Louisa (d 1924)
Joseph Alfred Heginbotham, cooper
William Heginbotham, architect
George Douglas Hewitt (c 1853-1936), miner from Warwickshire, England, married to Eliza Evans. They arrived in Wellington on the Glenlora in 1873. George was living in Vogeltown when he died.
Eliza Jounnax. She had moved to Broomhedge Street by 1893.
John Marsh Kemp (c 1845-1908), surveyor. His second wife was Sarah Jane Carde.
William Kershaw, bootmaker
Joseph Richard Leadbeater, blacksmith, owned land in William St.
Frederick Marlow, bootmaker
George Maxwell, clerk
William Newman, plasterer, Rhodes St
John Charles Price, clerk
Frederick Read, tinsmith, Nelson St
Thomas Reading, bricklayer, Nelson St
Thomas Redding, bricklayer, Nelson St (same person as above?)
Francis Sidey, auctioneer and JP.
George Smith, bootmaker
George Harry Smith jnr, bootmaker
Walter George Smith, clerk
Edwin Taylor, grocer's assistant or bottler, Moxham Ave
George Taylor, grocer
John Taylor, merchant
John Walker, gunsmith
Frederick Webb, cabinet maker, Nelson St
John Williamson, engine driver, Nelson St
Frederick France, signalman
Henry Nimmo, blacksmith
Zachariah Nimmo, dairyman
John Paterson, shipwright, Evan’s Bay Road patent slip.
Samuel Shugg Williams (c1850-1930), shipwright; married to Sarah in 1879.