10. AUTON, Elizabeth 1879 – 1954

Elizabeth (Lizzie) AUTON

 

 

Born

21 October 1879 Pately Bridge, Yorkshire, England

Parents

Myers AUTON age 33 and Annie HOLDSWORTH age 31

 

 

Baptised

13 November 1879 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pately Bridge, Yorkshire, England

 

Elizabeth Auton Baptisms solemized in the Parish of Pately Bridge, Yorkshire, England

 

10 Pately Bridge Methodist Chapel where children of Myers and Annie AUTON were baptised

 

10 Pateley Bridge Methodist Chapel

 

10 AUTON, Elizabeth 1871 England Census, Yorkshire, Bishopside p1

 

10 AUTON, Elizabeth 1871 England Census, Yorkshire, Bishopside

 

Birth of Sister

Maggie AUTON 6 September 1881 Leeds, Yorkshire, England when Elizabeth was 1 year old

Resided

1881 Yorkshire, England

 

10.1 High Street Pateley Bridge

 

10.1 High Street Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England

 

 

10 AUTON, Elizabeth, 1881 England Census, Yorkshire, High and Low Bishopside

 

The Great Depression of 1873 – 1896

Progress made by the United States and Germany in manufacturing and agriculture in 1881, affected many in the United Kingdom during the Great Depression of 1873 to 1896.

 

Emigrated

1883 To New Zealand on the ship Crusader with parents Myers AUTON and Annie HOLDSWORTH and siblings, Christopher Kidd AUTON, Thomas AUTON, Annie AUTON, Mary Alice AUTON and Maggie AUTON and cousins Christopher AUTON, Margaret Ann AUTON, and their children Elizabeth AUTON, Joseph William AUTON, Annie Louisa AUTON.

Elizabeth’s mother Annie HOLDSWORTH was eight months pregnant on the voyage to New Zealand so Elizabeth’s eldest sister Janey took on a lot of tasks.  This included making bread on board the ship

 

 

Printed in ‘The Press’ Saturday 24 1883 – Re The Crusader Voyage

Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co’s well known ship Crusader arrived on Thursday night with 381 immigrants on board, nominated by friends resident in the colony.  they voyage from London or from leaving Plymouth, where the passengers embarked, to anchoring off the Heads, occupied ninety-four days, and was as to weather remarkable for freedom from severe gales and unpleasantly strong winds and stormy seas.  The ship anchored at the heads on Thursday night, and while there was struck by one of the hard squalls, which broke her cable, and the anchor had to be let go to bring her up.  The steam tug Lyttleton went down for her yesterday morning and towed her up to an anchorage of Ripa Island.  She was cleared by the Health Officer, and after inspection by the Immigration Commissioners, the friends of those on board were admitted, and during the day a large number of passengers were landed.

The vessel came into port in admirable order, aloft and allow, reflecting every credit upon Mr Richards, the chief officer.  the ‘tween decks were occupied wholly by the immigrants, and the condition of single men’s quarters down the fore hatch, the married people’s down the main hatch, and the single women’s down aft was all that could be wished, everything being beautifully clean and orderly.

Dr Husband, now finishing his fourteenth voyage to the colonies in charge of immigrant ships, and who was here last in the ship Rakia, is to be congratulated upon the success of his work.  He had a busy time of it with measles from soon after starting to making the Cape of Good Hope, and he reports on death of an infant Fergan, of convulsions.  Mrs Toombs gave birth to a female child during the voyage.  The doctor gives the passengers a first-class name for orderly behaviour and respect for authority, and expresses his satisfaction at the way in which the matron, Mrs Jackson discharged the responsible duties of that position over 166 single women.  The later complained a little of the stringency of Mrs Jackson’s regulations, but no doubt saw the propriety of the extreme circumspection they imposed on the voyage ended.  Dr Husband wishes to mention the services of Mrs Johnson, Mrs McPherson and Miss Phynn in the capacity of assistants.  He also reports that the medical stores put on board were of first quality and abundance.  The passengers themselves speak in high terms of his attention, and of the courtesy of the officers, mentioning especially the kindly and sociable manner of the master.  Captain Lewellyn Davis, an old and able commander in the employ.

A very sad occurrence took place while running down the easting.  On March 6th, the ship was in 46,35S, 125.2E and travelling at 11 knots an hour.  It was about noon when a boy named Edward was leaning over the bulwarks and overbalanced, falling into the trough of a heavy sea.  Captain Davis, on the poop at the time, had a moment before told the lad to get down, and he noticed the little fellow go over instantly backed the yards and hauled up the courses and as the Doctor states ‘with astonishing smartness he had the boat lowered’.  The poor little fellow was seen astern once from the ship, struggling in the water, and a life buoy was thrown to the spot by the master.  The boat was out over an hour, but the search was fruitless.

Enquiries made amongst the passengers as to the dietary scale elicited the most satisfactory replies.  The food was of good quality, and very liberal in quantity.

The monotony of the voyage was relieved from time to time by concerts and entertainment.

The names of the officers of the Crusader are Mr Richards, chief, Mr Edwards, second, and Mr Enon, third.

 

 

10.1 Information about the ‘Crusader’ From Savill, d (1986) Sail to New Zealand London Robert Hale

 

 

 

Resided

1883 – New Brighton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand

Birth of Siblings

William Thirkill AUTON 25 March 1883 in Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 3

Jessica AUTON 14 January 1885 Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 5

Education

26 January 1885 West Christchurch School, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

10.1 New Zealand School Project, West Christchurch School and Burwood School 1882 – 1896

 

Resided

26 January 1885 at 22 Stewart Road, South Gate, Christchurch, New Zealand

1886 – St Alban’s Lane, Christchurch, New Zealand

Education

15 April 1886 – 1 April 1887  St Alban’s School, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

10.1 New Zealand School Project, St Albans School 1876 – 1887 and Addington School 1902 – 1909 Christchurch

 

Birth of Sister

Nellie AUTON 18 September 1886 Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 6

Education

24 January 1887 admitted into the infants, West Christchurch School, New Zealand

Death of Sister

Nellie AUTON died 17 February in Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 7

Resided

1887 – Hazeldean Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

Education

Between 22 August 1887 – 13 December 1889 attended West Christchurch School

Birth of Sister

Kate AUTON 1 January 1888 Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 8

Resided

3 February 1890 at New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

Education

Between 3 February 1890 and 29 April 1892 attended Burwood School, Christchurch, New Zealand won a sewing prize in Standard VI

 

10 Elizabeth AUTON and Jessie AUTON, Prize Distributions, Burwood School, Lyttleton Times, Volume LXXVI, Issue 9605, 24 December 1891

 

Birth of Brothers

Frank Myers AUTON 1 June 1891 when Elizabeth was 11

Samuel Myers AUTON 17 February 1893 Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 13

Marriage of Siblings

Agnes AUTON married William MANN 1893 when Elizabeth was 13

Hannah AUTON married John Scott MILNE 9 November 1893 when Elizabeth was 13

Agnes AUTON married William MANN 1893 New Zealand when Elizabeth was 13

Birth of Brother

Samuel Myers AUTON 17 February 1893 when Elizabeth was 13

Marriage of Siblings

Christopher Kidd AUTON married Emily Rosina HAMPTON 1895 when Elizabeth was 15

Thomas AUTON married Margaret MORGAN 1899 when Elizabeth was 19

Annie AUTON married Richard WAKELIN 17 July 1901 at Palmerston North, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 21

Janey AUTON married John STORER 4 April 1904 Cuffs Road, Sandilands, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

10.1.1 AUTON Family 1904 Wedding Janey AUTON & John STORER Back L-R Annie, Maggie, Will , Minister, Elizabeth, Myers, Christopher, Jess. Seated L-R Frank, Kate, John STORER, Annie HOLDSWORTH, Sam

 

Marriage of Sisters

Mary Alice AUTON married 1904 when Elizabeth was 23

Resided

1905 – 1906 at Bottle Lake, Marshland, Christchurch, New Zealand and performed domestic duties

 

Married

Harold Beauchamp LOW

2 October 1906 Methodist Church, Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Elizabeth was 27 years old.

Marriage Witnesses Jessica AUTON and Gibson LOW

 

10. Elizabeth AUTON wedding day

 

 

3.2. Harold Beauchamp LOW and Elizabeth AUTON New Zealand Marriage Register

 

10 Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Beauchamp LOW. Marriages. Lyttelton Times, Volume CXVI, Issue 14194, 17 October 1906

 

Moved to Gisborne, New Zealand

Elizabeth AUTON and her husband Harold Beauchamp LOW moved to the North Island to Gisborne soon after they were married.

Marriage of Sister

Maggie AUTON married Alfred Ernest ROWSE 1907 New Zealand

 

Birth of Son

Harold Auton LOW – 1909

 

Resided

1911 – 1919 at 319 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Marriage of Brother

William Thirkill AUTON married Emily Gladys LEIGH 1911 when Elizabeth was 32

 

Birth of Son

Cyril Francis LOW – 1912

 

Marriage of Siblings

Kate AUTON married William Thomas Wallace RUTLEDGE 1917 New Zealand when Elizabeth was 38

Samuel Myers AUTON married Mabel CLEMENT 1916 New Zealand when Elizabeth was 38

 

Birth of Son

Victor Gibson LOW – 1918

 

10.1 L-R Jessica AUTON, Myers AUTON, Gwen MILNE holding Cyril LOW, Stan MARSHALL, Will RUTLEDGE, Auton LOW, Harold LOW, Annie HOLDSWORTH, Elizabeth AUTON

 

 

L-R Children of Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Beauchamp LOW Cyril Francis LOW, Victor Gibson LOW, Harold Auton LOW

 

Death of Brother-in-Law

Richard WAKELIN (husband of Annie AUTON) died 1919 Akaroa, New Zealand

Death of Father

Myers AUTON died 23 January 1919 in Christchurch, New Zealand age 73

Marriage of Sister

Jessica AUTON married David Stanley MARSHALL 20 August 1919 St Peter’s Church, Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW sitting with L-R Nellie MILNE, Cyril Francis LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Auton LOW

 

 

 

Marriage of Siblings

Annie AUTON married Frederick James ROWBERRY 1 December 1920 at 44 Cowlishaw Street, Avonside, Christchurch, New Zealand

Frank Myers AUTON married in 1922 when Elizabeth was 43

Death of Brother

Thomas AUTON died 16 April 1924 Cobden, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 44

Death of Mother

Annie HOLDSWORTH died 9 August 1927 in Christchurch, New Zealand age 79

Resided

1928 Breezes Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

Divorce of Brother

Christopher Kidd AUTON divorced Emily Rosina HAMPTON 1929 New Zealand

Marriage of Brother

Christopher Kidd AUTON married Annie PICKETT 1930 New Zealand

Death of Sister

Janey AUTON died 5 November 1934 Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 55

 

Death of Husband

Harold Beauchamp LOW died 29 August 1935 Gisborne, New Zealand age 57.  They had been married for 29 years.

 

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Page 6 Advertisements Column 2, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 18797, 29 August 1935

 

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Obituary, Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21568, 3 September 1935

 

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Obituary, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 18798, 30 August 1935

 

Resided

1935 – 1949 – Le Grand Cafe, Gisborne, New Zealand

 

10. Elizabeth AUTON

 

 

3.2 Cyril Francis LOW, Elizabeth TRENGROVE, Queenie GRIFFITHS, Harold Auton LOW with their children

 

Death of Siblings

Christopher Kidd AUTON died 1938 when Elizabeth was 59

Mary (Alice) AUTON died 1945 New Zealand when Elizabeth was 66

Christopher Kidd AUTON died 1948 Public Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1946 East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand

 

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1949 East Cape, Gisborne

 

Death of Son

Harold Auton LOW died 6 March 1952 at Gisborne, New Zealand age 42

Death of Brother

Frank Myers AUTON died 1952 Christchurch, New Zealand when Elizabeth was 73

Resided

1954 at 589 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne, New Zealand

Died

28 April 1954 Chelsea Private Hospital, Gisborne, New Zealand age 74

Cause of Death

Uraemia 8 wks, Nephrosclorosis – years. Essential Hypertension – years

Buried

30 April 1954 Teruheru Cemetery, Gisborne, New Zealand

Headstone

LOW In Loving Memory of Harold Beauchamp 1878 – 1935. Elizabeth 1879 – 1954. Victor Gibson 1918 – 1966

 

 

3.2 Headstone Harold Beauchamp LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Victor Gibson LOW

 

3.2 Headstone Harold Beauchamp LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Victor Gibson LOW with Headstone of Joy FOSS

 

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Sources:

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, Baptisms solemized in the Parish of Pately Bridge, Yorkshire, England

10 AUTON, Elizabeth 1871 England Census, Yorkshire, Bishopside

10 AUTON, Elizabeth, 1881 England Census, Yorkshire, High and Low Bishopside

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand School Register Project – St Alban’s school no 2 1876 – 1887

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand School Register Project – West Christchurch School no 4 infants 1883 – 90

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand School Register Project – West Christchurch School no 10 Girls 1886 – 1902

10.1 New Zealand School Project, West Christchurch School and Burwood School 1882 – 1896

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand School Register Project – Burwood School no 1 1882 – 1896

10 Elizabeth AUTON and Jessie AUTON, Prize Distributions, Burwood School, Lyttleton Times, Volume LXXVI, Issue 9605, 24 December 1891

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand School Register Project – Papanui School no 3 1886 – 1894

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1905 – 1906 Canterbury, Avon

10 Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Beauchamp LOW. Marriages. Lyttelton Times, Volume CXVI, Issue 14194, 17 October 1906

3.2. Harold Beauchamp LOW and Elizabeth AUTON New Zealand Marriage Register

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1911 Canterbury, Christchurch East

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1914 Canterbury, Christchurch East

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1919 Canterbury, Christchurch East

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1928 Canterbury, Avon

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1935, East Cape, Gisborne

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1949 East Cape, Gisborne

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1946 East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Cemetery Records, 1956, Westland, West Coast

10  AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Cemetery Records 1956, East Cape, Poverty Bay

3.2 Headstone Harold Beauchamp LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Victor Gibson LOW with Headstone of Joy FOSS