Charles Calvert & Elizabeth Wilson

Charles Calvert Wilson (b: 11 Oct 1802 to parents William Wilson and mother Jane Maria Wilson (b: Fowler) in Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham; Occ: Mariner; d: Nov 1872 in Lancashire) (Wilson Research Src:  Anne)

Death: London Times: WILSON, Charles Calvert, Nov 1872: On the 5th inst., at Morecambe Cottage, Arnside, Westmoreland, late of Crook, near Darlington, CHARLES CALVERT WILSON, in his 72nd year. Burial: 13 Dec 1827: Silverdale, Parish St John, Preston, Lancashire

Marriage: Licence Bonds and Allegations by Charles Calvert Wilson, of Stranton, County Durham, mariner, batchelor for marriage to Elizabeth Gralbraith, of Stranton, County Durham sworn before William Wilson (surrogate) 

Charles mar: on Saturday, 15 Dec 1827 in Stranton, County Durham to Elizabeth Goalbraith (b: 1810 in Seaton Carew, Co. Durham; d: 4 Apr 1878 Arnside, Westmorland)

Their Children:

1 Charles William Wilson (bapt: 5 Oct 1833 in Norton Parish Church, County Durham; d: 1865 in Melbourne, Australia)

2 Henrietta Elizabeth Wilson (b: 30 Mar 1835 in Norton, Durham; d: 1 Nov 1891 in The Hermatiage, Silverdale, RSD aged 56Y) Mar: 1856 to Herbert John Walduck (b: 1831 in Bayswater, Middlesex - his father-: John Haycock Walduck; Occ: Manager of the Norton Mining Company, Lancashire; metal broker, d: 30 Jun 1892 in Windsor, Berkshire)

Their family;

i Marion Walduck (b: Abt. Dec 1857 in Stockport, Cheshire; d: 7 Jan 1940 in Dorking, Surrey)

ii Ethel Walduck b: Abt. Mar 1860 in Stockport, Cheshire; d: 30 Dec 1939 in Dorking, Surrey)

iii Helen Maud Walduck (b: Abt. Dec 1861 in Stockport, Cheshire; d: Abt. 16 Oct 1883 in Lancastershire

iv Clara Walduck (b: Abt. Dec 1863 in Stockport, Cheshire; d: Abt. 05 Mar 1883 in Silverdale, Lanc)

v Dora Walduck (b: Abt. 16 Jan 1859 in Stockport, Cheshire; d: 21 Jan 1859 in Silverdale, Lanc)

3 Francis Calvert Wilson (b Mar Q. 1838 Darlington, Durham; Immig: 1858 to New Zealand) Francis sailed June 20th 1852 on the "Duke of Portland", Capt. Alexander to Lyttelton, New Zealand. After a voyage of 123 days he arrived October 21st, 1852 and was articled to learn surveying with Charles French Pemberton who was the Ashley District surveyor and was putting settlers on their sections. Pemberton also practised privately and settled at Sefton in 1862 where he also did business as a brewer.
In the middle of 1858 Frederick Elmer who had previously been a surveyor with Torlesse, returned from a trip overseas and Elmer persuaded his former employer to give him the agency for the sale of his remaining woodland - this about the time Wilson opened the doors of his own store at Rangiora. Francis Calvert Wilson surveyed the Blowhard track across the hills to Lee's Valley so that Mannering could get stock into Torlesse's Awawhio run and advertised himself as thoroughly familiar with Ashley and Northern districts and was prepared to select land on commission. 

Elmer took over Torlesse's timber and land-selling activities at Rangiora, added live-stock and other property to his business and together with his partner, surveyor Francis Calvert Wilson commenced their commission agency and auctioneering business in August 1860.

Francis mar: 03 Jun 1863 in Parish Church, Rangiora to Emma Vincent 2nd dau of William Vincent of Rangiora; ages: both full: occ: surveyor: witness: Fred John Elmer:  William Vincent

Francis Wilson and F J Elmer together owned Run 443, a very poor block at the headwater of the Ashley.

In Oct 1864 Elmer persuaded Torlesse to buy the store and Torlesse in turn leased it to Edward Good. who took possession.

 Early 1869 Francis Wilson gave the reason for his selling out - a pending trip home to England with his wife and their 2 children: Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Wilson (b: 18 May 1864 in Rangiora and William Vincent Wilson b: 24 Mar 1867 in Rangiora

Press, 1896, 13 May 1869: Shipping - CLEARED. May 11—Matoaka, ship, 1093 tons, Capt Stevens, for London. Cabin Passengers: Mr and Mrs F C Wilson and 2 children

Final voyage: The Matoaka sailed from Lyttelton for London on 11 May 1869. She had 44 passengers on board together with a cargo of wool, flour, tallow, flax, skins, and assorted items. She was the last ship of the season to sail and would be taking the clipper route around Cape Horn. Unknown to all on board, except for the officers, was she was carrying £50,000 in gold. She was noted as overdue by Sept 1869 By 8 December 1869 she was considered lost No other ships reported sighting her - missing without trace

In July 1870 there was a report that the Matoaka's Captain had intimated to a former passenger that would be sailing further south than other Captain's were prepared to. The report went on to state that if this were the case then he was more likely to have run into ice. 

4 Anna Maria Wilson (b: 30 Nov 1842 in Middlesborough, North Riding, Yorkshire dau of Charles Calvert Wilson and Elizabeth Coalbraith) Mar: 20 Jul 1867 in Cheadle, Cheshire to Addison Langhorn Steavenson (b: 1832; he d: 7 Mar 1913, (son of Addison Thomas Steavenson b Apr 11 1799, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland and mother Maria Theresa Strother b: Jan 7 1798, Alnwick, Northumberland) He d: 1913 at Hollywell Hall, Durham; bur: East Side:- Darlingtom West Cemetery. Headstone Inscription: "In Loving Memory of ADDISON LANGHORN STEAVENSON d: at Leconfield, Darlington Nov 7th 1913 Aged 78 years. Also of ANNA MARIA, wife of the above d: at Tunbridge Wells Dec 14th 1914, aged 73 years. South Side:- "Mark the perfect man and behold The Upright. The end of that man is peace." Psalm XXXVII.37. North Side:- "We have lived and loved together Thro' many changing years we have shared each others sorrows and dried each others tears." Shape: Celtic Cross)

 Career:  At first Addison worked in Woodifield Colliery, Crook,  then in various Cleveland ironstone mines and later chief mining engineer at Bell Brothers Co in the Durham area, An authority on mining, he published a number of papers. Steavenson was elected a member of the North of England Mining Institute and Mechanical Engineers on the 6th December 1855. He was elected a member of Council in 1867 and in 1877 was elected Vice-Presidentand President between 1893 and 1894.

1911 census: Living at Holywell Hall, Durham: Addison Langhorne Steavenson (age 75 born Darlington), Mining Engineer with his wife Anna Maria (age 69) 2 grand-children (Appleby), four servants

Their children:

i Anna Theresa (Tessie) Steavenson (b: Abt. Jun 1862 in Auckland, Co. Durham; d: Sep 1878 in Durham)

ii Addison Langhorn Steavenson (b: 1863 in Auckland, Co. Durham; d: Dec 1870 in Durham)

iii Charles Herbert* Steavenson (b: 1867 in Darlington, Crook, Durham; d: 1951 age 84Y) Mar: in Guisborough, Yorkshire abt Mar 1895 to Ada Marie Askew (b: in Guisborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, occ: Seamstress.) Charles held First Class Certificate of Competency as a Manager of Mines Redheaugh Colliery Ltd. Census: 1901, Living at 1 Tynevale Terrace, Gateshead. Occ: 1901, Mining Engineer. Family are:

a Anna Teresa Steavenson (b: Sep 1896 in Guisborough, North Riding of Yorkshire; d: 1985)

b Gladys Askew Steavenson (b: Mar 1899 in Gateshead, Northumberland; d: 1957)

c Ada Lilian Steavenson (b: 1901 in Guisborough, North Riding of Yorkshire; d: 1998) mar; to Frank Wilde:  Their family:

1 Frank Steavenson Wilde (b: 1927; d: 2004)

2 Bryan Hugo Wilde (b: 1930; d: 1996)

3 Vera Joan Wilde (b: 1933)

4 Patricia Rose Wilde (b: 1936; d: 1993)

d Addison Langhorn Steavenson b: Sep 1906 in Gateshead, Northumberland d: 1914

Daughter is Vera Steavenson

e Herbert Henry Steavenson (b: 1914; d: 1993)

iv Frances (Lily) Longhorn Steavenson (b: 1869 in Durham) mar: abt Dec 1888 to Henry Armstrong

v Hilda Maria Steavenson (b: 1878 in Holywell, Branceforth, Durham) mar: abt Sep 1897 to Harry Walton Appleby occ: (1898) Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Trafalgar Works, Bradford, Yorkshire.