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John Sydney2 & Sarah Elizabeth Guilford

JOHN SYDNEY2 GUILFORD was b: 26 Sep 1867 in Wellington (his parents were father John Sydney Guilford, gardener and fireman - his mother was Fanny Guilford formerly McCafferty). He  died 14 Apr 1896 at Wellington Hospital, aged 28Y, cause of death - Pneumonia. Bur: 16 Jul 1896, Karori Cem. Wellington. 

Marriage: John age 23, bootmaker, batchelor, mar: 21 Aug 1891 in St Marys Cathedral, Wellington to bride SARAH ELIZABETH CARROLL b: 1871 Belfast Ireland, daughter of JOHN CARROLL (fireman) and MARY formerly JOHNSON; Officiating minister J McAnara V G; Witnesses: William Henry Guilford, Plumber, Wellington; Rosey Guilford, Wellington; Bridget Tobin, Wellington. 

Funeral notice - 14 May 1896: Mr John Guilford will leave the residence of Mr P McCafferty, Frederick St, of Taranaki St, this day, Sat. at 3 pm. Friends are respectfully invited.

Newspaper Report (15 May 1896) Central Volunteer Fire Brigade are requested to assemble at the Central Fire Station to follow the remains of the late respected fellow-member John Guilford on Sat next at 2 pm sharp. Helmets and acoutrements

1896 - Evening Post,  2 May 1896; BENEFIT SOCIAL IN AID OF The Widow and Orphans of the late J. S. Guilford, under the patronage of his Worship the Mayor, will be held in Thomas' Hall (kindly lent by Messrs. G. Thomas & Co.) ON FRIDAY, 8m MAY. Music by Platt's String Band. Committee— G Brown, H. Collins, G. E. Fearn, and J. Coringe, M.C 's. Double tickets, 3s; single gent , 2s. Extra lady, 1s. Refreshments included. Dancing 8p.m. W. CHANDLER Hon Secretary

1896 Evening Post,  9 May 1896: A "social" was held last night in Thomas' Hall in aid of, the widow and orphans of the late Mr. J. S Guilford. Fully 80 couples were present. The committee - Messrs. G. Brown, H. Collins, G. E. Fearn, J. Coringe, and Mr. W. Chandlor as Secretary—expects to be able to hand over £40. The hall was lent free of charge by Messrs. Georgo Thomas & Co., and Platt's Band gave its services in aid of the affair. Refreshments were supplied by a committee of ladies consisting of Mrs. Evans and Misses Collins

Evening Post, 12 May 1896: THANKS: I beg to return my sincere I thanks to the Committee who worked so energetically for my Benefit, to Messrs. G. Thomas & Co., who kindly lent their splendid hall, to Platt's String Band, who supplied excellent music, and to those ladies and gentlemen who greatly assisted in other way. SARAH E. GUILFORD (Widow of the late John Sydney Guilford).

Advert: Evening Post, 18 May 1896: RE JOHN SYDNEY GUILFORD. BOOT- MAKER, HARRIET-STREET (DECEASED). THE business of the above will be carried on for the benefit of the Widow and Children (three), under the management of a thorough tradesman. Friends and patrons of the late J. S. Guilford are respectfully solicited to continue their support, and may rely on all orders being faithfully executed.

Evening Post,  14 July 1892; The firebells rang out vigorously at about 11 o'clock last night, the alarm being caused by an outbreak in the parlour of a boardinghouse kept by Mrs. Guilford, Kent-terrace. Fortunately Muss Guilford discovered and checked the fire in time to prevent any serious damage. It is supposed that one of the inmates of the house must have left a jet of gas burning too close to the wall of the room. The house is tho property of Mr. Owen, of Wanganui, and the furniture is insured in the South British office for £250.

1893 Wellington electoral roll; no 14794; living at Parliament St; married woman

Evening Post, 6 Aug 1900:
Tinakori Road: I HEREBY Tender my most sincere Thanks to the City Fire Brigade and all those kind Neighbours who so ably assisted in extinguishing the fire in my house on Friday afternoon. MRS. S. E GUILFORD.

In 1911, widow Sarah Elizabeth Guilford lived at 35a Mulgrave Street. She remarried 1919 Stewart Francis Browne (WW1 77687 - Army b: 1879; he d: 1925) At time of second marriage 21 Aug 1891, St Marys Cathedral, Wellington; she was on the electoral rolls for Wellington South and d: 26 Jun 1945 aged Karori Cemetery - Stewart Francis Browne; d 6 Sep 1925 aged 47; Sarah Elizabeth Browne; d 26 Jun 1945 aged 73Y."A loving mother at Rest"

Sarah and John Guilford's 3 children:

 i. EVELYN (EVE) FRANCIS MARY GUILFORD (b. 1892, Wellington; d. 25 Apr 1962, Dunedin age 70Y; Last Address 35 ELWYN CRESENT, GREEN ISLAND Bur: 27 Apr 1962 Green Island Cem.)

1906 - Evening Post, Volume LXXII, Issue 148, 20 December 1906,SCHOOL PRIZE LISTS. Following is a list of prize-winners at the Dixon-street Roman Catholic schools for the current year : ST. MARY'S CONVENT. PRIZES AT THE PARISH SCHOOLS. The distribution of prizes to the pupils attending the parish schools attached to St. Mary's Convent took place on Tuesday. The Sisters of Mercy tender their sincere thanks to the following to whose generosity the children are indebted for their prizes: writing, Eveleen Guilford; needlework, Eveleen Guilford

1910 - NZ Truth Rain-proof Coat. Wellington North Electorate - 1919

Evelyn mar. 1931 to CHARLES JAMES GARNER, (b. 2 Dec 1891 to parents William and Catherine Garner; Military Service WW1 No. 31253; Army 1st Reserves; occ: Labourer address 25 Beach Street Petone, First Reserves Wellington; Lived 35 Elwyn Crescent, Green Island, Dunedin; d. 21 Jun 1964, Dunedin, Age 72Y. Bur: 23 Jun 1964 with Eve at Green Island Cem. Loc. Block I, Plot 0170)

ii. JOHN SYDNEY3 (SYD) GUILFORD (b. 26 Sep 1893, Wellington; Living at Parliament St; basketmaker; d. 16 Jul 1928, Wellington Hospital, 35Y; Karori Cem: RIP (War Grave 27773 PTE J S Guilford Wgtn Reg. No 154 S)

 GUILFORD, John Sydney - WW1: Category Nominal Roll 2; Regimental No 27773; Rank Rifleman; Next of Kin Mrs S E Guilford, mother living at 4 Turnbull St, Wgtn; Occ: labourer; Embarkation: 26 June 1916 Wellington; Rank Rifleman NZ Rifle Brigade Unit 5th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company; Destination Devonport, England

Evening Post: GUILFORD - On the 16th July, 1928, at Wellington. Hospital, Pte. 27773 John Sydney Guilford, Ist Wellington, Infantry. Battalion, N.Z.E.F., dearly loved son of Sarah Elizabeth Browne and the late John Guilford; beloved brother of Eve and Will Guilford. RIP

Evening Post, 16 July 1929; IN MEMORIAM. GUILFORD.—In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Private John Sydney (Sid) Guilford, 27T73, who died at Wellington on the 16th July, 1925. RI.P. Inserted by his mother, Eve and Billy.

GUILFORD: In loving memory of Private 2T7T3 N.3.E.P. John Sydney (Syd) Guilford, who passed away on the 16th July, 1928. You're not forgotten; Syd, old pal. Or will you ever be; For while life and memory last. I will remember thee. Inserted by Grace and George H. Tobin.

iii. WILLIAM PATRICK GUILFORD (b. 17 May 1895, Wellington; d. d 14 Nov 1951, age 56Y; Address: 105 Nayland St, ChCh; Occ: Labourer; occ: 1914 Watersider, Wgtn; Occ: 1920  Farmer Mokauiti;)

WW1: GUILFORD, William Patrick - Regimental No:  5/586 - Army 1914 - 1918 Rank Driver; body or draft - 1st NZRB; unit or Regt Army Service Corps, single, Last NZ address; SS Duchess Wellington Ferry Company; Next of kin; Mrs S E Guilford, mother living at 35 Glenbervie Terrace, Wellington; First Known Rank - Driver; Body on Embarkation1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Embarkation Date 9 October 1915; Place Wellington, New Zealand; Destination Suez, Egypt.

He mar. 05 Jun 1920, Wellington Registrars Office to MARY ANDERSON (b. 17 Jul 1896, Deborah Bay, Port Chalmers, Otago, parents John August Anderson and mother Margaret Maloney;  Bromley Cem. Block no: 21; Plot no: 178).

MARRIAGE: William Patrick Guilford, youngest son of the late J. S. Guilford and Mrs. Stewart Browne of Wellington, to Mary (Molly) Anderson, youngest daughter of John • Anderson, of Deborah Bay, Port Chalmers. (Marriage: 05 Jun 1920, Wellington Registrars Office),

Molly d: Sat, 29 August 1953 aged 56Y, widow; Last Address: 105 Nayland St, ChCh; bur: Tuesday, 1 September 1953 at Bromley Cem.

Their 5 children:

Margaret June Guilford (b: 02 Aug 1921; d: 2010)  Mar: 1949 to George Thomas Couttie (b: 10 Jun 1922; d: 1989)

b Evelyn Mary Guilford (b: 04 Apr 1923; East Gore School, 1933; d: 1985) Mar: 1952 William Oswald Adam (b: 10 Sep 1912; Father: William Oswald Adam; Occ Brass Finisher Mornington Dunedin; d: 1992)

c William John Carroll Guilford (b: 20 May 1925 in 46 Constitution St. Port Chalmers, Otago; 1931 School Gore East;  Occ; Accountant; Oamaru Coy Secretary; d: 26 Apr 1977 in Oamaru; Bur: Old Oamaru Cem.)

Mar: 05 Feb 1955 in Church Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Sumner to Patricia Marris (b: 27 Dec 1935 in Wellington Father: Guy Digby Marris; Mother: Ines Anne Burt;  d: 17 Aug 1998 ; Bur: Old Oamaru Cem) Their 4 children:

1 William Grant * Guilford b: Christchurch mar: Sandra Fay Forsyth- Their son  William Tod Guilford

2 Shaun Peter Guilford b: 06 May 1959 in Christchurch d: 07 May 1959 in Christchurch Burial: 08 May 1959 Ruru Lawn Cemetery

3 Parry John Guilford mar: Annette May

4 Sarah Jane Guilford b: 24 Jul 1963 in Oamaru d: 26 Jul 1963 in Oamaru Bur:  Old Oamaru Cem.

d Elizabeth Maureen Guilford (b: 12 Dec 1927 in 17 Chalmers St., North East Valley, Dunedin; d: 2000) Mar: 1952 to Ronald Gordon Bell (b: 08 Aug 1927; d: 1999) 

e Sybil Patricia Guilford mar 1964 to ? Hollis  Remaried ? Hollis in 1979