William Montgomery ST GEORGE


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William James Charles Montgomery JATER b 1833 probably in Byfleet, Surrey. 1814 Census. He d 25 Dec 1914 Auckland NZ, buried Papakura cemetary as William Montgomery St George. He is listed in the 1914 Auckland electoral roll as William Jater, of 39 Tutanekai Rd, Grey Lynn which is the same address as on his death certificate.

His father was James JATER b. 1800, Byfleet, Surrey and his mother was Charlotte MARTIN b.6 Jun 1802, Wilmington, Kent. There are no birth records for any William Montgomery Jater and it is thought that he was a stepchild.

Wife: Emily Jane STEWART (or STUART) b 29 June 1846 Manchester, England, d 21 Dec 1895 Papakura, NZ

He came to NZ in the East Surrey Regiment 70th Foot Regiment, arrived from Calcutta, India on the Daniel Rankin 1047 tons on 13 May 1861. He was awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal and had rank of Sgt. (He is named in that list as Sgt. William James M. Jater). He was discharged as a Private with gratuity 31 Dec 1865. In August 1867, with a John Wallis, he was gaoled for 9 months hard labour for theft (Article). He married Emily STUART 21 July 1869 at Mangawai, NZ, (certificate)when he changed his surname to ST GEORGE for reasons still being researched, probably to make a clean start to his life. John Wallis was a marriage witness. See also jater.txt. The couple moved to Grahamstown to join the gold rush. John Wallis died in Grahamstown in a fight in 1870.

Her father was Robert Stewart Picture 75K, mother was Margaret KEARNS Picture 93K (Use Back on your browser to return after viewing pictures).

Their children:
  1. Margaret ST GEORGE b 18 Jul 1870 at Grahamstown (now Thames), d 26 Feb 1937 at Waipipi. Middle name Charlotte on later certificates. M William Wilson RIDGLEY on 28 Oct 1896. William was b 1873, d 3 Aug 1950 at Waipipi. They had one child Eric William RIDGLEY b 17 May 1903, d 5 Oct 1923 Auckland as a result of a gun accident.
  2. William James ST GEORGE b 23 Jan 1873 at Karaka.
  3. Robert Montgomery ST GEORGE b 1874, D 27 Jan 1946 at Otahuhu. M. Lil (Fanny) NEVILLE.
  4. Emily Susan ST GEORGE b 27 Jul 1875 at Riverhead.
  5. William Montgomery ST GEORGE b 14 Sep 1878 at Papakura, d 16 Jul 1949 at New Plymouth. M Ellen McLARNON 20 Mar 1899.
  6. Henry Montgomery ST GEORGE b 19 Dec 1880 d 1881.
  7. Alfred Montgomery ST GEORGE b 28 Aug 1882, d 23 Jul 1959 at Auckland. M Isabella GRATTAN.
  8. Elizabeth Queen ST GEORGE b 19 Dec 1884 d 8 Nov 1918. M 8 Sep 1909 to Alfred Earnest BEATTIE.