Topic: Michael Patrick Stewart (1859-1921)

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Michael Patrick Stewart married Francis Stewart, the daughter of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart.

Michael Patrick Stewart was born in Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland in 1859. His parents were John Erskine Douglas and Julia Stewart (nee Turton). He arrived in New Zealand on board the Lady Jocelyn in 1878 and enlisted in the Armed Constabulary at Tauranga.

In Auckland in 1886, Michael married Frances Jane Montgomery Stewart who was the fifth child of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart and his wife Margaret.

The children of Michael Patrick Stewart:

  1. Angela Julia Isabel Stewart (1887-1982). She married Ernest Conway Bennett.
  2. Maud (Nina) Nina Margaret Stewart (1888-1934). She married Charles Gunson.
  3. John Houston Douglas Stewart (1890-1904).
  4. George Archdale Stewart (1894-1959). He married Myrtle May Wheeler.
  5. Edith Julia Stewart (1898-1900).
  6. Muriel Frances Stewart (1902-1988). She married Cyril Dudley Lester.
  7. Donald Erskine Stewart (1905-1985). He married Ailsa Violet Annie Forbes.

Michael Patrick and Frances Stewart with children, 1900

Michael Patrick and Frances Stewart with children, 1900. 

It is thought that Michael Patrtick Stewart's mother, Julia Stewart (nee Turton), was visiting Katikati in 1898 as Emily Surtees has photographed her with her grandchildren in December of that year:

Julia Stewart (nee Turton) and grandchildren, December 1898

Julia Stewart (nee Turton) and grandchildren (December 1898).

Michael died in Devonport, Auckland, in 1921. Frances died in 1947 in Remuera, Auckland.

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Michael Patrick Stewart (1859-1921)


First Names:Michael Patrick
Last Name:Stewart
Date of Birth:1859
Place of Birth:Kilconquhar, Fife
Country of birth:Scotland
Date of death:1921
Place of death:Devonport, Auckland
Place of burial:Takapuna O'Neills Point
Date of Arrival:17 August 1878
Name of the ship:Lady Jocelyn
Date of sailing:6 May 1878
Spouses name:Frances Jane Montgomery Stewart
Spouses date of birth:1864
Spouses place of birth:Ballygawley, Ireland
Spouses date of death:1947
Spouses place of death:Auckland
Fathers name:John Erskine Douglas Stewart
Fathers date of birth:1830
Mothers name:Julia Turton
Name of the children:Muriel Frances Stewart, Donald Erskine Stewart, Angela Julia Isabel Stewart, Maud Nina Margaret Stewart, John Houston Douglas Stewart, George Archdale Stewart, and Edith Julia Stewart
Military Service:Armed Constabulary