10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd 1872 – 1948 / AUTON, Gwendoline Alice 1895 – 1906

Christopher Kidd AUTON (10.1.4)

Born

29 February 1872 Pately Bridge, Yorkshire, England

Parents

Myers AUTON and Annie HOLDSWORTH

Baptised

29 February 1872 Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England

Birth of Siblings

Thomas AUTON 13 March 1875 Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England when Christopher was 3

Mary (Alice) AUTON 13 January 1876 Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England when Christopher was 4

Annie AUTON 15 November 1877 Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England when Christopher was 5

Elizabeth AUTON 21 October 1879 Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England when Christopher was 7

Maggie AUTON 6 September 1881 Yorkshire, England when Christopher was 10

 

10.1 High Street Pateley Bridge

 

10.1 High Street Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England

 

Birth of Siblings

Elizabeth AUTON born 1879

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, 1881 England Census, Yorkshire, High and Low Bishopside

 

Emigrated

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

 

 

 

 

10.1 Crusader Passenger List Government Assisted Immigrants 1883

 

 

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

 

Myers and Annie AUTON and family, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Birth of Siblings

William Thirkill AUTON born 25 March 1883 New Zealand when Christopher was 12

Jessica AUTON born 14 January 1885 Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 14

Nellie AUTON born 18 September 1886 Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 15

Death of Sister

Nellie AUTON died 17 February 1887 Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 16

Birth of Siblings

Kate AUTON born 1 January 1888 Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 17

Frank Myers AUTON born 1 June 1891 Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 21

Samuel Myers AUTON born 17 February New Zealand when Christopher was 22

Marriage of Sisters

Hannah Deborah AUTON married John Scott MILNE 1893 New Zealand when Christopher was 22

Agnes AUTON married William MANN 1893 New Zealand when Christopher was 22

 

Married

Emily Rosina HAMPTON 1895 New Zealand.  Christopher was 24

 

About Emily Rosina HAMPTON

Divorced – Before 1930

Parents:  James HAMPTON (1831 – 1886) and Margaret CLENDINNING (1837 – 1894)

Married 2 – Harry Alexander BRITTON (1883 – 1960) 1929 New Zealand

Died – 1 December 1938 Christchurch, New Zealand

Headstone – Gwen, only daughter of CK and E AUTON died 15 June 1906 age 10.  Also Emily Rosina wife of Harry BRITTON died in December 1936

 

Children

Gwendoline Alice AUTON 1895

Clarence Myers AUTON 1897

 

Marriage of Brother

Thomas AUTON married Margaret MORGAN 1899 New Zealand when Christopher was 28

Occupation

1896 – 1900 Butcher at Hazeldean Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

Marriage of Sisters

Annie AUTON married Richard WAKELIN 17 July 1901 Palmerston North, New Zealand when Christopher was 30

Resided

1903 at Disraeli Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Marriage of Sisters

Janey AUTON married John STORER 4 April 1904 Cuffs Road, Sandilands, Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 33

Mary (Alice) AUTON married Nicholas Philip Theodore CAREY 1904 New Zealand when Christopher was 33

 

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

 

Occupation

1905 – 1906 Butcher at 11 Windmill Road, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand

Death of Daughter

Gwendoline Alice AUTON died suddenly on 15 June 1906 Christchurch, New Zealand.  Christopher was 35

 

10.1.4.1.1 A Sudden Death, Star, Issue 8651, 16 June 1906, NZ

 

Marriage of Sisters

Elizabeth AUTON married Harold Beauchamp LOW 2 October 1906 Methodist Church, Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand when Christopher was 35

 

L-R Back – Christopher AUTON, Harold LOW, Sam and Frank AUTON. Children – Auton, Cyril and Gibson LOW

 

Maggie AUTON married Alfred Ernest ROWSE 1907 New Zealand when Christopher was 36

Resided

1902 at Disraeli Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Marriage of Brother

William Thirkill AUTON married Emily Gladys LEIGH 1911 New Zealand when Christopher was 40

Resided

1914 – 1919 at 446 Cashel Street, Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand

Occupation

1914 – 1919 Driver

1916 – 1917 Motor Driver at Owenga, Chatham Islands

Marriage of Sister

Kate AUTON married William Thomas Wallace RUTLEDGE 1917 New Zealand when Christopher was 46

Samuel Myers AUTON married Mabel CLEMENT 1917 New Zealand when Christopher was 46

Death of Father

Myers AUTON died 23 January 1919 Christchurch, New Zealand.  Christopher was 48

Occupation

1926 Barman at the Chatham Islands Hotel

Resided

1916 – 1926 Chatham Islands

 

10.1.4 Christopher Kidd AUTON 1926 Chatham Islands

 

The Six O’clock Swill

Christopher Kidd AUTON would likely to have witnessed ‘The Six O’clock Swill’ in Chatham Islands in 1916 when bars in Australia and New Zealand were ordered to close at 6pm nightly.

Marriage of Siblings

Jessica AUTON married Stan MARSHALL 1919 New Zealand when Christopher was 48

Annie WAKELIN nee AUTON married Frederick James ROWBERRY 1 December 1920 AT 44 Cowlishaw Street, Avonside, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Christopher was 49

Frank Myers AUTON married Inez Olive EDWARDS 1922 New Zealand.  Christopher was 51.

Death of Brother

Thomas AUTON died 16 April 1924 Cobden, Grey, West Coast, New Zealand.  Christopher was 53

Death of Mother

Annie HOLDSWORTH died 9 August 1927 Christchurch, New Zealand.  Christopher was 56

Occupation

1928 Quarry Man at Motueka near Nelson, New Zealand

 

Divorced

Emily Rosina HAMPTON 1929 New Zealand.  Christopher was 58

 

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd. The Courts. Supreme Court. Press, Volume LXV, Issue 19552, 23 February 192

Married

Annie PICKETT 1930 New Zealand.  Christopher was 59

 

Death of Sister

Janey AUTON died Christchurch, New Zealand 5 November 1934 when Christopher was 62

Resided

1935 – 1938 at 47 Fairfield Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

Occupation

1935 Fisherman

Petitioned for Divorce

Petitioned for Divorce from second wife Annie PICKETT. Granted a decree nisi to be made absolute after three months

 

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, Page 17, Advertisements Column 1 Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21517, 5 July 1935

 

Death of Sister

Mary (Alice) AUTON died 1945 New Zealand.  Christopher was 71

Resided

1946 – 1948 at 24 Horation Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Died

3 July 1948 at Public Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand aged 76

 

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand Certified Copy of Entry of Death in the Registrar- Generals Office

 

Cause of Death

Myocardial Degeneration 5 days, Cerebral Thrombosis 2 weeks

Cremated

5  July 1948 at Bromley Crematorium, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

 

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Gwendoline Alice AUTON (10.1.4.1)

 

 

Born

2 December 1895 Christchurch, New Zealand

Parents

Christopher Kidd AUTON and Emily Rosina HAMPTON

Resided

1903 at Disraeli Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Education

27 January 1903 – 16 June 1905 Addington School, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

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

 

Died

15 June 1906 age 10 (suddenly) at 20 Stirling Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

10.1.4.1.1 A Sudden Death, Star, Issue 8651, 16 June 1906, NZ

 

10.1.4.1 AUTON, Gwendoline Alice, Death. Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12522, 18 June 1906

 

Buried

1906 Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand

Headstone

In Loving Memory of Gwen, only daughter of CK and E AUTON died 15 June 1906 age 10.  Also Emily Rosina wife of Harry BRITTON died 1  December 1938 aged 65 years.

 

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Clarence Myers AUTON (10.1.4.2)

 

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Sources:

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, England and Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1872

10.1.4  AUTON, Christopher Kidd, England, Select Births and Christenings 1538 – 1975

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, 1881 England Census, Yorkshire, High and Low Bishopside

10.1 Crusader Passenger List Government Assisted Immigrants 1883

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

10.1.4  AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand Marriage Index 1895

10.1.4  AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand, City and Area Directories 1866 – 1954

10.1.4.1.1 A Sudden Death, Star, Issue 8651, 16 June 1906, NZ

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1935 Canterbury, Christchurch South

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand Army WWI Reserve Rolls 1916 – 1917 2nd Division

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand Certified Copy of Entry of Death in the Registrar- Generals Office

10.1.4  AUTON, Christopher Kidd, New Zealand Death Index 1948

10.1.4.1.1  AUTON, Gwendoline Alice, New Zealand Birth Index 1896

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

10.1.4.1.1  AUTON, Gwendoline Alice, A Sudden Death, Star, Issue 8651, 16 June 1906, NZ

10.1.4.1.1  AUTON, Gwendoline Alice, New Zealand Cemetery Records 1906

10.1.4.1.1  AUTON, Gwendoline Alice, Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index 1800s – current

10.1.4.1.1  AUTON, Gwendoline Alice, New Zealand Death Index 1906

10.1.4 AUTON, Christopher Kidd, Page 17, Advertisements Column 1 Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21517, 5 July 1935