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Richard Tregurtha (1848 - 1912)

 

Born 1848 in St Levan, Cornwell, England.  331

Father: Thomas Tregurtha, of St. Buryan, Cornwall, England.  176

Mother: Jane Jacka, of St. Buryan, Cornwall, England. Died On May 26, 1887, at Moeraki, Otago, aged 80 years. Richard stationed at Manukau South Head at that time.  176

Richard emigrated to New Zealand from Penberth in Cornwall with his brother Charles Tregurtha and wife Grace, in November, 1871, aboard the Jessie Readman arriving in Dunedin 23 February, 1872.  331 

Married: April 8, 1873 to Elizabeth Ann Cargeeg (sister of Charles’s wife Grace) at Trinity Wesleyan Church in Dunedin .  331 

Richard and Elizabeth moved to Oamaru. From 1873 to 1877 Richard was employed by the Oamaru Harbour Works as a labourer.  331 

Richard joined the Lighthouse Service September, 1877.  331

Died: April, 1912, Westport.  331

Mr. R. Tregurtha, who died at Westport., was for twenty years a lighthouse keeper in the service of the New Zealand Government, and for five years he was stationed at Cape Foulwind. Since his retirement he had carried on business in Westport. Mr. Tregurtha took a keen interest, in local affairs. He was a native of Cornwall and sixty-four years old.  180

 

Children: 

1. Frederick Albert, b. April 30, 1874 , Oamaru, d. September 13, 1933 , Kaori.  331 

2. Richard Thomas, b. December 17, 1875 , Oamaru, d. April 12, 1876 , Oamaru.  331

3. Mary Jane (Minnie) Grose, b. April 13, 1877 , Oamaru, d. August 7/8, 1909 , Westport.  331

4. Annie, b. July 2, 1879 , Otago Heads, d. September 24, 1953 , Manurewa.  331

5. Harold Richard, b. February 27, 1881 , Nugget Point, d. May 23, 1946 , Pahautanui.  331

6. Edmund Garret, b. November 13, 1882 , Centre Island, d. July 17, 1944 , Lower Hutt.  331

7. Clara Winifred, b. September 28, 1884 , Awhitu, Manukau, Auckland, d. November 10, 1888 , Auckland.  331  177

8. Edith Rubina, b. September 9, 1886 , Auckland, d. September 24, 1974 , Westport.  331

9. Hilda Agnes, b. August 24, 1888 , Howe, Auckland, d. June 22, 1964 , Westport.  331

10. William Thomas, b. February 5, 1890 , Manukau, Auckland, d. February 12, 1975 , Christchurch.  331

11. Sydney Orlando, b. October 7, 1891 , Manukau, Auckland, d. November 21, 1944 , Lower Hutt.  331

12. Percy Lawrence, b. March 26, 1893 , Farewell Spit Lighthouse, d. May 31, 1965 , Westport.  331

13. Herbert John Charles, b. January 27, 1895 , Wellington, d. July 27, 1956 , Westport.  331

 

The Brothers  331 Probationary Keeper  331 September, 1877  331
The Brothers  331 Assistant Keeper  331 1878  331
Nugget Point  190  2    Assistant Keeper 1878  331             c 1881  2 December 15, 1881  331      c 1881  2
Centre Island  13b    1st Assistant Keeper  13b December 20, 1881  13b April 18, 1883  13b
Manukau South Head  82  86    Principal Keeper  82  86  May 7, 1883  82  86  February, 1892  82  86
Farewell Spit  190  91    Principal Keeper  91 1892  331        1897  190     c 1894  91 1894  331        1902  190
Pencarrow  190  179    Principal Keeper   1894  331         c. January, 1896  178 August, 1897  51  179
Cape Foulwind  83  179 Principal Keeper  83 August, 1897  83  179  1902  83       Retired

 

Additional Sources:

176.   New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 8003, 18 July 1887, Page 15

177.  New Zealand Herald, Volume XXV, Issue 9211, 14 November 1888, Page 1

178.  Evening Post, Volume LI, Issue 12, 15 January 1896, Page 2

179.  Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 39, 14 August 1897, Page 4

180.  Grey River Argus , 20 April 1912, Page 3

91sStar , Issue 4872, 10 February 1894, Page 6. South Island Lighthouses

13b.  DOC, Lighthouse of Foveaux Strait - A History. Angela Bain May, 2010. http://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/conservation/historic/by-region/southland/lighthouses-of-foveaux-strait-a-history/

190.  Richard Tregurtha ( Annette MacDonald, April 9, 2009)

82. http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/gretasplace/Resources/LighthouseKeepers.html

83. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~babznz/capefoulwind.html

86http://www.manukauheadslighthouse.co.nz/archive/keepers.html

331http://tregurtha.com/

 

 

 

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