Golder Family
Genealogy

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1. William Golder (1810 - 1876)

( ancestors James, William, William, William, William, ??? )


William was born 1 on 4 Mar 1810 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. He was christened 2 on 11 Mar 1810 in Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland. He died on 20 Jun 1876 in Govan, Scotland. He was buried in Strathaven Church Yard, Lanark, Scotland. William was employed as a Schoolmaster, Weaver and Poet.


When Williams wife, Mary changed to be a catholic he lost his position as schoolmaster in Scotland.


"The Paisley Adviser", Saturday Nov 2nd, 1839

On the 30th October 1939 William and his wife Mary emmigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to New Zealand on the ship "Bengal Merchant". It arrived at Port Nicholson in March 1840. They settled in Belmont, Lower Hutt.


The ship left Scotland at 1pm it contained the following

Cabin: 12 males, 3 females, 2 children, Total = 17

Intermediate Cabin: 12 males, 4 females, 8 children , Total = 24

Sterrage: 70 married couples, 25 children, 33 single men, 12 single women , Total = 210............. Grand total= 251


Extracts from his son John Golder’s diary

William’s wife Mary had died on 14 Sept 1868 so he chose to return to Scotland leaving Wellington in the ship St Lenards. He did not get away until the 5th February 1876 and he arrived in London on 20 May 1876. Went to Jarrow where he got to meet his brother Quintin on the 23rd and then on to Straven with brother Matthew on 31st and posted a letter back to me in New Zealand on 6th June 1876. He died suddenly on the 20th June at brother Robert’s place in Govan aged 66. I got word of his death on 18 August and wrote a letter to uncles Quintin and Robert on 25th giving instructions to them what to do with his effects. On the 15th Sept I got a letter from uncle Robert giving the particulars of fathers death." - see below for actual letter


"....died at 4 am on Tuesday 20 June 1876 - he had a very sore truble in the heart and chest and a very great cough x spit - he was much worse 2 days before he died......" - extract from letter from Robert Golder to Mary Golder dated 20 August 1876


He is buried with his brother "James" in Strathaven Old Cemetery, Scotland. Headstone was erected by his family from New Zealand.


Williams gravesite erected by his NZ relatives - photos taken in 2005


Information from the National Library

Arrived in Port Nicholson on ’Bengal Merchant’ in 1840, from Scotland. Credited with being the author of the first published poetry in New Zealand and the first amateur printer who was not a missionary. He had published one volume of poetry before leaving Scotland, and published four more in New Zealand. His life and work can be further studied on the William Golder website that is part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre site (www.nzetc.org). See also NZ National Bibliography, Part 1, pp 396-397, and Patricia Golder ’The Golders of Upper Hutt and Hukunui’ (Wellington, 2000).


Sample of Williams 1872 diary

Mountain Home - the home of Lower Hutt’s first Poet

Belmont School – William was the schools first teacher

Marriage

William married 1, 2 Mary Taylor (1811 - 1868)
Mary daughter of Charles Taylor and Margaret Bravinan on 18 Oct 1836 in Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland. Mary was born 3 on 22 Jul 1811 in Gorbals, Scotland. She was christened 4 on 4 Aug 1811 in Gorbals, Scotland. She died on 14 Sep 1868 in Belmont, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.


Children

William and Mary had the following children:


1.1 Margaret Golder (1837 - 1840)

Margaret was born1 on 23 Jul 1837 in Newtown, Midlothian, Scotland. She was christened 2 on 6 Aug 1837 in Newton, Midlothian, Scotland.


Death

She died on 6 Jun 1840 not long after the family arrived in Petone, New Zealand.
The New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, 20 June, 1840


1.2 Janet Agnes (Jessie) Golder (1839 - 1880)

Janet was born in 1839 in Scotland. Janet was professed in 1863 as Sister M. Alloysious at St Mary’s Convent, Wellington.


Death

Janet died on 20 Feb 1880 in Wellington, New Zealand with typoid fever. She was buried in Mount Street Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand.Died


1.3 James Golder (1841 - 1911)

James was born on 14 Aug 1841 in Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. James was employed as a Phrenologist, Watchmaker Jeweller. Never married


Death

James died on 11 Oct 1911 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand.


1.4 Charles Joseph Bonadventure Golder (1842 - 1923)


1.5 Mary Logan Vincent Philomena Golder (1846 - 1928)


1.6 John Golder (1849 - 1902)



2. John Golder (1812 - 1888)

( ancestors James, William, William, William, William, ??? )


John was born 1, 2 on 22 Jan 1812 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. He died 3, 4 on 14 Jul 1888 in Jarrow, England. John was employed as a Cotton Handloom Weaver. He was counted in a census in 1881 in 37 Palmer St, Hedworth Monkton and Jarrow, Durham.


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John Golder

Marriage (1)

John married 1, 2 (1) Helen Paterson (1814 - ???) on 20 Jun 1835 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. Helen was born 3 about 1814 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Children

John and Helen had the following children:


2.1 ??? Golder (???? - ????).


2.2 James Golder (1837 - 1921)


2.3 Janet Golder (1840 - 1912)


2.4 Margaret Golder (1842 - 1887)

Margaret was born1 in 1842 in Strathaven, Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Marriage

Margaret married 1 William Hall in 1867 in Jarrow, Durham, England. William was employed as a Evangelist.


Death

Margaret died 2 on 29 May 1887 in Annan, Dumfries, Scotland.


2.5 William Golder (abt.1847 - 1847)

William was born about 1847 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. He died 1 on 4 May 1847 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


2.6 Agnes Golder (1848 - 1848)

Agnes was born about 1848 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Death

Agnes died 1 on 22 Feb 1848 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


2.7 James Brown Golder (1853 - ????)

James was born in 1853.


Marriage (2)

John also married a 1 (2) Janet Brown (1815 - 1887) daughter of James Brown and Ann Meikle on 31 Dec 1855 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. Janet was born 2 on 4 Jan 1815 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. She died 3 on 15 May 1887 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. Janet was employed as a Cowfeeder.



3. James Golder (1814 - 1875)

( ancestors James, William, William, William, William, ??? )


James was born 1, 2 on 14 Mar 1814 in Germany ( British subject ). He died 3 on 28 Apr 1875 in Flemington, Strathaven, Scotland and is buried with his brother "William" in Strathaven Old Cemetery. James was employed as a Handloom Weaver, Farmer.


Marriage

James married 1 (1) Margaret Bell (1794 - 1862) daughter of Walter Bell and Jean Osborn on 17 Nov 1838 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. Margaret was born 2 on 26 Mar 1794 in Wellwood, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. She was christened 3 on 6 Apr 1794 in Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland. She died 4 on 13 Feb 1862 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


James married1 (2) Janet (Jessie) Speirs (1838 - 1909) daughter of John Speirs and Janet Nichol on 28 Nov 1862 in Govan, Lanark, Scotland. Janet was born in 1838. She was christened on 17 Feb 1839 in Longcroft, Denny, Stirling, Scotland. She died 2 in 1909 in Strathaven, Lanark, Scotland.


Children

James & Janet had the following children:


3.1 James Golder (1864 - 1936)


3.2 Janet Golder (1865 - 1900) 1

Janet was born2, 3 on 21 Jul 1865 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Marriage

Janet married (1) 1 William Kirkland (1859 - ????) son of William Kirkland and Agnes Lammie on 13 Sep 1886 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. William was born 2 on 16 Nov 1859 in Cadder, Lanark, Scotland. William was employed as a Brewers Carter.


Janet married (2) 1 Robert Davidson (1857 - ????) son of James Davidson and Rose Ann Short on 11 Dec 1890 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. Robert was born 2 on 13 Jun 1857 in Blantyre, Lanark, Scotland.


Death

Janet died4 on 10 Sep 1900 in Bellshill, Lanark, Scotland.


3.3 Margaret Barnett Golder (1867 - 1940)


3.4 John Golder (1869 - ????)


3.5 Marion Brown Golder (1870 -1938)

Marion was born 1 2, 3, 4 on 7 Aug 1870 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Marriage

Marion married 1 James Mackie (1872 - ????) son of Robert Mackie and Jane Templeton on 5 Jun 1896 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. James was born in 1872.


Death

Marion died 5 in 1938 in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland.


3.6 Agnes Gibb Golder (1872 - 1945)


3.7 Annie Russell Golder (1874 - 1918)


3.8 William Golder (1874 - 1874) 1

William was born2, 3 on 9 Jul 1874 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Death

William died on 16 Sep 1874 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. Died of enteritis, aged 2 months.


3.9 Robert Golder (1878 - ????)

Robert was born1 on 18 Oct 1878 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. His mother Jessie married a Andrew Hamilton in 1880 but birth certificate shows it as :- Robert Spiers or Golder - illegitmate - signed Jessie Golder mother ( James Golder - Jessie’s husband had died on 28 April 1875 a pauper according to Robert’s birth certificate ).


3.10 William Golder (1880 - 1880)

William was born1 in 1880 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland.


Death

William died 2 on 7 Aug 1880 in Avondale, Lanark, Scotland. His mother Jessie married Andrew Hamilton in 1880 but birth certificate shows child name as William Speirs or Golder - illegitmate but signature of Jessie Hamilton - mother. Died at 3 months after sufferring diarrhoea for 4 days.