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Whitelaw Family in New Zealand
« on: Friday 10 February 17 00:14 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for information on George Whitelaw, and his descendants in New Zealand. George was the son of John Stewart Whitelaw and Georgina Yuille Willison. I'd be keen to be in contact with anyone researching the Whitelaw family in New Zealand.
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Kerrie Anne Christian

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Re: Whitelaw Family in New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 February 17 10:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kerrie Ann

Background for us:
1861 Census, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
John Stewart Whitelaw  24, b (abt 1837) Shott, Lanarkshire
Georgina Y WHITELAW 27, b (abt 1834) Tranent, Haddingtonshire
Son: John Clyde WHITELAW 1mnth, b Glasgow

A few George WHITELAW in NZ, so this information is important.

BIRTH:
George WHITELAW  born 17 Feb 1863, Anderston, Glasgow,Lanarkshire
Father: John WHITELAW. Mother: Georgina WILLISON

Are you aware that the father John, died in New Zealand?

There is a Headstone in Addington Cemetery, Christchurch - transcription from Cemetery Records:

Side Row L, #1564
John WHITELAW husband of Georgina, b at Shotts Lanarkshire 14 January 1837, d 19 May 1904.
Also Georgina Yuile WHITELAW his wife, d 11 March 1920 age 86.
Also their daughter Mary d 19 Sep 1889 age 20.
Also their son John Clyde, d Glasgow 18 April 1863 age 2.
Also their youngest son John Gillies b 28 Jan 1878, d at Gnowangerup, Western Australia d 25 Jun 1915. Served in Boer War of 1900 as Bombardier in 84th Battery, R.F.A.

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Re: Whitelaw Family in New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 February 17 11:36 GMT (UK) »
George died aged 75 in 1938, on Wednesday 16th Nov.

Obituary here:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19381119.2.104?query=George Whitelaw

He was married twice and had a son and a daughter.
Wife 1: Euphemia Mary PITCAITHLY, married 1896
Son: Willison John WHITELAW b 1898 (died 1898
Son: John Pitcaithly WHITELAW b 1902
Wife 2: Henty May WILLIAMS, married 1921 (nee CHAPPELL)

https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search

He is Buried in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch. Cemetery Records:
#9933: Eupehemia Mary WHITELAW (nee PITCAITHLY, Pigeon Bay), d Greenpark 14 Sep 1919, age 57, wife of George WHITELAW. Also George WHITELAW husband of E.M and H.M WHITELAW, d 16 Nov 1938 age 75.

#9934: May
#9935: Phemie

#9936:  Henty May (nee CHAPPELL, Tauranga), widow of T.C WILLIAMS Opotiki, wife of George WHITELAW, d 22 Jun 1931 age 60

His son John Pitcaithly WHITELAW married in 1930 to Mary Campbell STEWART.

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Re: Whitelaw Family in New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 February 17 23:31 GMT (UK) »
A little about John Gillis WHITELAW who died in Western Australia
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37428298
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26947158

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