Donald W S WYATT1

(1913 - )
Donald W S WYATT was born in Essex on 12 May 1913.1,2

Donald's marriage to Constance May LANE, daughter of Albert Henry LANE and Mabel Florence RUST, was registered between July 1938 and September 1938 in Edmonton, Middlesex.3,4

He was listed in the 1939 Register at 373 Rush Green Rd in Romford, Essex, with Constance May LANE; he was an accountant's clerk for a carter.2

He and Constance were divorced.

Family

Constance May LANE (1913 - 1982)
ChartsRust descendant chart
Snow descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of West Ham, Vol 4a, p558, mother's maiden name CHANNON.
  2. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/1536J/015/43, Letter Code: DCIG, Schedule 178.
  3. [S254] Letter - D Lane to S Cumming, 11 Feb 2003.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Edmonton, Vol 3a, p3581, 3Q1938.

Henry Aitken WYSE1

(1835 - 1922)
Henry Aitken WYSE (1835-1922)
Henry Aitken WYSE was born in St Cuthberts, Midlothian, on 28 December 1835. He was the son of George WYSE and Helen DOVE, with the initial birth/baptism entry only in the name of Henry. A subsequent addition states "Note-by declaration before one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Ayr dated 28th May 1851 the said George Wyse declared that in the recording of the birth of his son his other Christian name ‘Aitken’ which he received at his baptism had been omitted to be entered and requests that ‘Aitken’ be added to that of Henry thus making his name ‘Henry Aitken’ which is his proper name”.
This unusual addition appears to have been prompted by George's relationship with his childless half-brother Alexander, of Ayr, whose mother was Rabina AITKEN. Alexander's original will (of 18 Nov 1835, shortly before Henry's birth) left most of his estate to his half-brother George, with detailed provisions, including requiring George to move to Ayr. In a Codicil to the will dated 24 Jan 1839, Alexander stated “my brother George has a son named Henry Aitken” - so the change to Henry's record appears to have been to align with Alexander's wishes, or to simplify the probate. None of George and Helen's other children had two Christian names.1

He worked in a newspaper office in Ayr before joining the civil service in Glasgow, but shortly after sailed with his mother Helen on the Giants Causeway out of Greenock on 7 Sep 1858 for Australia, arriving on 12 January 1859 in Melbourne. He there worked for the printing and directory business of Sands and McDougal.2,3

He left Melbourne for Dunedin in May 1863 on the Aldinga 1, as part of the expansion of the Sands and McDougal business into New Zealand.4,3

An Otago Daily Times advertisement of 9 July 1863 announced his opening of a stationer's premises on Princes St 'in connection with the well-known firm of Sands and McDougall', but he also offered services for printing and account-book manufacture.

By Oct 1864 he was advertising for entries for his 'Dunedin Directory' to be published in Jan 1865, and the Sands and McDougal connection had been dropped. This was the start of the Wise's Directories business - in 1872 he published the first issue of what is loosely known as Wise's New Zealand Post Office directory; this was not an official publication of the Post Office, but the term was sanctioned in 1881 provided he supplied a free copy to every Post Office in NZ. Publication continued for 100 years.

In the 1880s Wise expanded back cross the Tasman, founding the Victoria Post Office directory (1884–1916), the New South Wales Post Office directory (1886–1950), Wise's Queensland official directory (1890–1949), the Tasmanian Post Office directory (1890–1948), the South Australia Post Office directory (1895–1906) and the Western Australia Post Office directory (1895–1949).

The output was not confined to directories, as his interests saw the publication of many specially commissioned maps, guidebooks and even a set of 15 reproductions of watercolours by John Gully (1877).5,6,3

He married Elizabeth Isabella WALKER in New Zealand in 1864.7

He was widowed at age 75 on the death of his wife Elizabeth on 22 February 1911.8,9

Henry died on 16 June 1922 in Dunedin, Otago, at age 86.10,11 He was buried on 18 June 1922 at the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.12
Grave - Henry Aitken WISE (1835-1922) and Elizabeth Isabella (nee WALKER)(1844-1911) Andersons Bay, Dunedin


His will was sealed on 15 August 1923 in London with English effects of £1019/14/9.11

Family

Elizabeth Isabella WALKER (c 1844 - 1911)
Children

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of St Cuthberts, OPR Births, GRO 685/02 0350 245 (FR2291).
  2. [S1221] Regional Archives - Public Record Office, Victoria, Series VPRS 7666; Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947].
  3. [S674] Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, at http://www.teara.govt.nz/en, Biographies - Wise, Henry Aitken.
  4. [S1221] Regional Archives - Public Record Office, Victoria, Series VPRS 948: Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923, May 1863, p4.
  5. [S815] Newspaper - Otago Daily Times, issue of 9 Jul 1863, issue 484, p7, col5, Advertisements; plus following issues.
  6. [S815] Newspaper - Otago Daily Times, issue of 18 Oct 1864, issue 882, p1, col6, Advertisements; plus following issues.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1864/6199.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1911/3396, aged 67.
  9. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Anderson's Bay Cemetery, block 21, plot 15, reference A19110215.
  10. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1922/4710, aged 86.
  11. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate granted in Dunedin to the Trustees Executors and Agency Co of New Zealand.
  12. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Anderson's Bay Cemetery, block 21, plot 15, reference A19220634.
  13. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1865/17545.
  14. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1866/27410.
  15. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1867/28337.
  16. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1871/34456.
  17. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1873/34645.
  18. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1877/8912.

Jessie YEAMAN1,2

(1852 - 1910)
Jessie's birth was registered between July 1852 and September 1852 in Tynemouth, Northumberland.2

She married Matthew MACKEY in England.1

Jessie's death was registered between October 1910 and December 1910 in South Shields, Durham.3

Family

Matthew MACKEY (1851 - 1933)
Child

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 5001/1908.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Tynemouth, Vol 10b, p116, 3Q1852, mother's maiden name BROWN.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of South Shields, Vol 10a, p427, 4Q1910, aged 58.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of South Shields, Vol 10a, p721, 3Q1885, mother's maiden name YEAMAN.

Mary YOUNG1

She had a brief liaison with David MOODIE, son of Thomas MUDIE and Mary Gordon NICOLL, in January 1838 at Clackmannanshire.1,2

Family

David MOODIE (1817 - 1855)
Child
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S519] Vital Record - BDM Ohio Dept of Heath, death record, File 14719, Reg. No. 790.
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Leslie, OPR Marriages, GRO 444/00 0050 0136 - note this is between a Thomas MOODIE and Mary, not David MOODIE and may be a total coincidence of names.