Family: Robert Sutherland/Amelia Boyd (F15865)

m. 01 Nov 1877


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  • Father | Male
    Robert Sutherland

    Born  03 Mar 1849  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Married  01 Nov 1877  [1]  Whakataki, East Coast, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  12 Aug 1904  Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Paea Patuwai | F15864 
    Married     
    Father  John Sutherland | F15880 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary (Sutherland) | F15880 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Amelia Boyd

    Born  12 Dec 1857  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  07 May 1913  Central Tce, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  09 May 1913  Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Christoffer Marthimius Thorbjorensen | F15866 
    Married  26 Jul 1889  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John Frederick Boyd | F15873 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Ann Pote | F15873 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + George Robert John Sutherland

    Born  07 Sep 1878  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Apr 1948  Wellington Hospital, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  28 Apr 1948  Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ethel Maud Turner | F15870 
    Married  30 Jun 1897  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + William Francis Donald Sutherland

    Born  14 Jan 1880  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Mar 1927  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  14 Mar 1927  Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Evie Spring | F15871 
    Married  Abt 1909  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • Married at District Registrar's Office Whakataki.
      Witnesses Williamina Sutherland
      William Alfred Burling, Woodlands
      Robert Henry Madden, Glencoe

    Separated:
    • The appellant deposed that during the 2 1/2 years he lived with his wife he had an interest in a sheep run at Tenui, and on leaving it he received 1500, which he invested in a store in the district.
      In 1880 his wife wanted to live in Wellington, and giving her some money he went to Patea, where he got a billet as stockman at 80 a year and food. After he had been there some time he was arrested, brought down to Wanganui, and an order made against him for the maintenance of his wife.
      He was now in partnership with the natives at Inland Patea. There were two mortgages on the sheep and cattle, and it took him all his time to find the interest. He put no money into the partnership. If the order of the Magistrate was enforced he would have to go to gaol, as he could not find securities. There were on the estate 13,000 or 14,000 sheep, and a number of head of cattle. The mortgages were for 6000 and 4500. The land and buildings belonged to the Maoris.
      He was now living with a Maori woman, by whom he had had two children. She was one of the owners of the land.
      When he was served with a divorce petition he instructed a lawyer in Napier to defend the action, and he was very much surprised when he found his wife bad abandoned the proceedings.
      Source Evening Post, Wellington, 19 Aug 1896 Page 6 'A Peculiar Case'

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1877/2487 (Reliability: 3), 01 Nov 1877.
      Amelia Boyd
      Robert Sutherland