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Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 13:17 BST (UK) »
Hi

I'm trying to find more about the above person, who is recorded on a tree as an ancestor of one of my DNA matches.  The dates that I have are from the tree  and his cemetery/cremation entry in   Waikimete cemetery, Auckland - died 4/12/78, cremated 6/12/1978. to T.O.P. 22/12/1978. scattered 20/5/1980. Aged 28, a builder.

I also find him on an Electoral register, living at 5 De Val(l) Drive, Auckland in 1978. He is recorded as an Insurance Agent rather than a builder.

Would love to know more about his parents, marriage, obit, etc.  I'm exploring his partner's line but have not found a link there so far.

Thanks ever so

Gadget

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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 October 18 19:48 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget

There are 2 files at Archway (NZ Archives) for him,

This file is restricted for 50 years but indicates a sudden death needing a coroners inquest
Coroners inquest files
Rex Douglas Mayall   
1978   1979   Ministry of Justice, Head Office Wgtn

His probate is open to be viewed at Auckland Archives if you start another thread with Auckland archives look up in the title some kind person may go and do a look up for you taking photos of the file.

Auckland probates
MAYALL Rex Douglas - Auckland - Builder   
1979   1979   High Court Auckland, Department of Justice   Akld
https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=13099667

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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 October 18 20:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks Janette  :)

Will do that and link to this thread.

Gadget

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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 October 18 20:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget,

You should be able to get the obit through the Funeral Director, which was Tilton Opie and Pattison Limited.   Janette usually suggests copy and paste the information from the cemetery website as the body of the email.   You should also ask for a copy of the Death Certificate which will name parents.

Anything to add that I have forgotten Janette?


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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 October 18 20:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget,

You should be able to get the obit through the Funeral Director, which was Tilton Opie and Pattison Limited.   Janette usually suggests copy and paste the information from the cemetery website as the body of the email.   You should also ask for a copy of the Death Certificate which will name parents.

Anything to add that I have forgotten Janette?

Cheers
KHP

Simplicity Funerals have been taken over Tilton Opie and Pattison Limited. although they are still using the name,their email is here under Auckland FD's

https://www.fdanz.co.nz/fdanz-funeral-directors

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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 October 18 20:35 BST (UK) »
The cemetery record

Burial record for Rex Douglas Mayall
Date of birth  Unknown
Occupation  Builder
Date of death  4 December 1978
Age at death  28 years
Gende  Male
Region  West
Cemetery name  Waikumete Cemetery
Remains type  Ash
Date of cremation  6 December 1978
Funeral director  Tilton Opie And Pattinson Limited

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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 October 18 21:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks, both  :)

I'll contact the Funeral Directors tomorrow.  I got the cemetery details from Ancestry so glad it's the same as the details you've found, Janette, I always worry about the accuracy of some of the collections.

I also found a part obit of one of the other side in the New Zealand Herald but only an excerpt. I'll start a new thread for that.

I can't think where the link can be because the other side goes back to the 1860s in NZ. I remember you both helping me with a cousin who came over, first to Aus and then NZ but she didn't have any children.

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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 October 18 02:13 BST (UK) »
Hi.

Can add to my other lookups the next time I attend the Auckland office of Archives NZ. But it will be some weeks away. It's a busy time on the farm just now. Will let you know in due course if I obtain photos of the inquest file.

Alan.
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Re: Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 October 18 04:31 BST (UK) »
Alan,

It is not an inquest file,it is a probate file.The inquest is closed for another 10 years and is in Wellington,

Cheers Janette