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Christopher Richmond (b: 01 Dec 1785 in Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham; Bapt Dec 12;  d: 03 Apr 1832 in London; Bur: Gravel Pit Cem, Hackney, London)  

Christopher was son of Robert Richmond (Master Mariner b: 1748 Kirklevington, Yorkshire, Uk; d: 1796  St Petersburg, Russia) and mother Ann.  A barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, he rose to a high degree of reputation and consequently had many pupils. His 4 children were born at 56 Doughty Street, a few doors away from the Dickens family. Feb. 1828: Numerous petitions to Parliament during this and preceding years from Darlington, Stockton and other towns for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts. [Christopher drew this up.] Unitarian by faith. Src: Jessie Richmond

He mar: 14 Oct 1819 in Parish Church of Stockton-on-Tees to Maria (Lely) Wilson  (b: 30 Oct 1791 in Stockton-on-Tees - her parents were Major William Wilson; mother Jane Maria nee Fowler; Lely d: 19 Dec 1872 in Nelson, NZ.)

Widow Jane emigrated to New Zealand on the Sir Edward Paget on 9th December 1852, arriving in Auckland on 25 May 1853. She lived in New Plymouth from 1856, in Auckland 1860-62, and then back to New Plymouth. From 1868 in Nelson, in 1871 purchasing "Fairfield" and its lands.

The 4 Richmond children:

Christopher William* Richmond  (b: 12 Jul 1821 in London, England d: 03 Aug 1895 in Wellington) Mar: 15 Sep 1852 to Emily Elizabeth Atkinson b: (1829 d: 1906) Their 9 children:

Mary Elizabeth Anne Richmond (b: 30 Aug 1853 in New Plymouth; d: 03 Jul 1949 in Wellington) CBE 1949. Educationalist, Composer of music. Founder of the first Free Kindergarten in Wellington. 1st President of the Pioneer Club. Delegate to Boston, USA. Published verses, "The Bindy Ballads", childrens' songs, etc. 1891 UK Census she is visiting Richard C Fisher at Hill Top, Midhurst, described as a schoolteacher - she did not marry.

b Anna Wilson Richmond, b: 04 May 1855 in Taranaki, 2nd daughter of Mr Justice Richmond. She d: 8 Jul 1912 after an illness of over 20 years aged 58 at her residence, Hobson-street, Wellington, She left four sisters  - Mrs Fell (wife of Dr Fell), of Welliington; Mrs E. J. Blake, who resides in England and the Misses E. and E. Richmond, of Wellington. and three brothers,  Mr G F Richmond, of Sydney Mr R. R.  Richmond, surveyor, of Wellington and Mr A. Richmond, solicitor, Feilding.

c Margaret Richmond (b: 05 Apr 1857 in Auckland; d: 1933 in Wellington) mar: 1886 to Walter Fell  (b: 1845 Nelson; d: 22 Sep 1932  Wellington)

NZ Herald: 25 Nov 1932: OBITUARY DR. WALTER FELL MRCP, LRCP: The death occurred at his residence, Mahina Bay, Wellington, of Dr. Walter Fell, aged 77. He was formerly well known in Wellington, where he practised his profession for many years before his retirement. Walter Fell  was born in Nelson in 1855, his father being the late Mr. Alfred Fell. His early years from the age of four were spent in the South of France, where his parents resided. Later he went to Rugby, and then to Oxford. He studied medicine at St. Thomas' Hospital, where he was house surgeon and house physician. In 1884 he returned to New Zealand, joining Dr. W. E. Collins in practice in Wellington. Dr. Fell was an enthusiastic yachtsman, and his five-tonner "Mahina" was well known in harbour racing and in cruising waters. He was a past-president of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club, and the Star Boating Club. He was also greatly interested in painting, and was a member for many years of the committee of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, as well as a past'president of the Academy. Dr. Fell retired from his Wellington practice about 1907, but when the war broke out he went to England and was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and served iu various capacities in various parts of the war zone, eventually serving in tho Soldiers' Hospital at Bethnel Green, and being promoted to the rank of major. Dr. Fell mar: in 1886 the third daughter of the late Mr. Justice Richmond. He is survived by his wife, and two sons. Mr. Christopher Fell, of Whangarei, Lieutenant-Commander W. Fell, of the Royal Navy, and three daughters, Mrs. F. A. Wilson, Mrs. G. V. Bogle, and Miss A. Fell.

Evening Post, 30 Jan 1933: OBITUARY MRS. WALTER FELL: A former resident of Auckland, died last Saturday. She was born in Auckland, the third daughter of the late Mr. Justice Richmond who was a Minister of the Crown. She was educated in New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, and subsequently at Newnham College, Cambridge. At the foundation of Wellington Girls' College she joined the staff and taught for three years.until her marriage with Dr. Walter Fell, M.D., of Mahina Bay, who died in November last. She lived for many years in Willis street, and later at Mahina Bay, Eastbourne. In 1915 Mrs. Fell went to  England in order to be near her family, her husband and two sons being on active service, and two daughters engaged in war work. She leaves three daughters, two sons, and eight grandchildren. She was a gifted actress, and took an active part in amateur theatricals. She was also a moving spirit when Lady Stout founded the Society for the Protection of Women and Children, being at one time president. She had a fine intellect and wide sympathies. Hers was an outstanding personality, which brought her a large circle of friends on both sides of the world.  Their 5 children:

i Erica Richmond Fell (b: 1887) Mar: 14 Jul 1917 at Esses Church, Notting Hill Gate, to  Captain Frank Alexander Wilson ( eldest son of the late Mr R. A. Wilson, of Hawke's Bay; d: 1932)  

ii Christopher Walter Fell (b: 1889; d: May 29, 1958 Bellingen, NSW, Australia aged 88Y) Mar: (1) 1920 to  Margaret Joyce Raikes (b: 1898 - her father: William Campbell Raikes) Mar: (2) Lorna ? - 4 children.

iii Margaret Cecily Richmond Fell (b: 1889) mar: 17 Jul 1915 in Unitarian Free Church, Ingestre Street, Wellington  to Captain Gilbert Vere Bogle Served NZ Medical Service, WW1;  killed d: 12 Oct 1917

iv Anna Richmond Fell (b: 23 Feb 1892; d: 1972) She attended Victoria College, Wgtn; Nurse WW1;  mar: ? Britton;

William Richmond Fell (b: 31 Jan 1897 Wellington; DSC, 1941, CBE, 1947, created CMG, 1957; d: 28 Nov 1981 aged 84Y)  mar: 1921 Phyllis Munday(div) They had two sons; he later mar: (2) Jean Dunkerley.

d Christopher Francis Richmond (b: 12 Mar 1859; Occ: solicitor Wgtn, Orchardist at Gosford; d: 30 Jan 1935 in Wamberal, Australia) mar: . Amy Lisa Gibson (b: 1863 - her father: Robert Henry Gibson; d: 23 Feb 1944 in Wamberal. Australia) 

Their son: Christopher Launce Richmond (b: 1891; mar: Florence Lydia Lee-Hing)

e Alfred Richmond b: 1862

f Alice Richmond (b: 10 Sep 1863 in Dunedin; d: 1944) mar: 1892 in Hilltop, Bridgewater to Edward Jarman Blake (b: 1863 in Bishops Hull, Somerset, UK, son of William Blake and Fanny Follett Osler; Occ: solicitor; d: abt: Dec 1936)  Their 3 children:

i Elizabeth Richmond Blake b: 18 Jul 1893 in Crewkerne, Somerset, UK; mar: Stanley Natusch ( b: 1889 to parents Charles Tilleard Natusch (1860-1951 and mother Ada Spencer (1860-1954; Rank: Captain WW1 with Australian forces; Link) Occup:

ii Edward William Richmond Blake (b: 27 May 1897 in Crewkerne, Somerset, UK; d: 31 Jul 1917 Ypres, Mennin Gate, Belgium age 20Y) 2nd Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry. On the 31st July the Somersets took part in the Battle of Pilckem which was part of the Passchendaele Offensive of the 3rd Battle of Ypres. D Company of the Somersets under Edward Blake advanced forward to clear Beek Wood and form a line between Wam Farm to Grass Farm. Blake was killed as he lead his platoon under heavy fire and was never found. He is listed on Panel 21 of The Menin Gate Memorial.

iii Margaret Richmond Blake (b: 15 Apr 1899 in Crewkerne, Somerset, UK

g Robert Richardson Richmond (b: 1865; occ: Civil Engineer & Surveyor, Wgtn NZ; d: 1916)  mar: Beatrice Bernadette Farrell Their 2 sons:

i Sir Maxwell Richmond (b: 19 Oct 1900 in Wellington Vice-Admiral Sir Maxwell Richmond, RN, KBE, CB, DSO, Croix-de-Guerre, Order of the Red Banner. Mentioned twice in Despatches, WW2.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1918, serving with distinction in WW2 in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, achieving the rank of Captain in 1942 and Rear Admiral in 1954; he d: 1986) Mar: 1929 to Jessie Messervy Campbell Craig (b: 06 Aug 1899; d: 1985)

ii Robert Calvert Richmond (b: 1905, Group Captain RAF; d: 1966) mar: 1936 in Surrey Josephine Evelyn Grantham b: 1908 in Lincolnshire, UK

h Edward Thomas Richmond b: 1867 Occ Lawyer

i Emily Richmond  (b: 1869; d: 1950)

2 James Crowe Richmond   (b: 22 Sep 1822 in London; Engineer, artist, and politician; d: 19 Jan 1898 in Otaki) He mar: 15 Sep 1856 at Hemel Hempstead to Mary Smith (b:1834; d: 29 Oct 1865 at Nelson) and on arrival in NZ settled in Taranaki. Three years later he returned to England, but returned in 1857 to Taranaki where, in 1858 he was elected to the Provincial Council. He believed it was vital to defeat Māori opposition and "obstruction" and was keen to open the country for European settlement,He was elected to Parliament in 1860, but like many other Taranaki settlers, took refuge in Nelson when war broke out. He stayed on, becoming editor of the Nelson Examiner and a member of the Nelson Provincial Council.

In 1865 James Richmond became Colonial Secretary for a brief period, before being elected by a Taranaki constituency to the House of Representatives. In 1866 he was responsible for native affairs in the Stafford administration. Although Richmond remained deeply committed to colonisation, he returned some confiscated land in the Bay of Plenty and Taranaki. He also tried unsuccessfully to end the isolation of the King Movement. In 1868 the Stafford government failed to end conflicts with Titokowaru and Te Kooti, and it fell the following year. As a result, Richmond's career in high office ended. Src: 
James and Mary's 5 children:

a Anne Elizabeth Richmond (b: 30 Jul 1858 in Taranaki; d: 1917) Mar: 1887   Edmond Tudor Atkinson (b: 1859 son of Harry Albert Atkinson; Occ lawyer, land speculator; d: 1928) Their family:

i Esmond Hurworth Atkinson (b: 1887 Occ: official artist to the Dominion Museum, botanist; d: 1941 in UK) mar: Dorothy Allison Burnett (b:1 Feb 1892 to parents Ellen and  James Burnett; she d: 1986) Their children:

a Nicholas Tudor Atkinson (b: 26 Jul 1918; d: Jan 1981) mar: Jane Elizabeth Hendry They had 2 children

b Tudor Egmont Atkinson (b: 30 Nov 1919 Levin; Civil Engineer (Hydroelectrics)  d: 6 Dec 2008 Eastbourne, Hutt) A son's tribute to his father Tudor mar: 1951 to Jean Hursthouse Stocker. Their family - Mary mar; Noel; Richmond mar: Margaret; Janet mar: Oliver; Lucy mar: Rob;

ii Mary Atkinson (b: 16 Jul 1891; d: 1984) mar: Basil Egerton Champion (b: 09 Apr 1892; his mother Mrs Ella D. Champion, Ivy Bars, Charlton, Musgrove, Wincanton, England; d: 1978; crem: Waikumete Cem. )

25 August 1913: The Shaw Ravill and Albion Company "S.S.lonic" from London left Plymouth , Captain Starck.  Second class passengers include :.Mr. B. E. Champion,

His War Years: 7 Sept 1914: AWAPUNI CAMP FORCE. WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION;  In camp at Awapuni:— D Company Infantry Private  B E Champion; Manawatu Times; 13 Aug 1915: Dardanelles CASUALTIES Wellington Company:  Corpl. B. E. Champion; Oct 1915: First Southern hospital, Birmongham, B E Champion enteric fever; 9 Nov admitted to hospital wounded B E Champion; 20 Feb 1919 SOLDIERS RETURNING DRAFT NO. 217 - OFFICERS AND MEN B. E. Champion, England

Evening Post,  9 July 1920: The wedding of Miss Mary Atkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tudor Atkinson, of York Bay, to Mr. Basil Champion, a returned soldier, took place at St. Paul's Cathedral yesterday, when the Ven. Archdeacon Johnson officiated. The bride wore a pretty gown of pale blue crepe de chine, a velvet hat of a deeper shade, and carried a bouquet of flowers. Miss Rosalind Atkinson was the bridesmaid, wearing pale green silk and georgette, and velour hat, Mr. Hal Atkinson was the best man. The wedding breakfast took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Tombs, Burnellavenue, where afterwards the guests enjoyed some good music. The rooms were decorated with beautiful flowers, which had been sent from Nelson for the occasion. Later Mr. and Mrs. Champion left for a brief tour, the latter wearing a dark green tailor-made costume and a black hat. The wedding guests were mostly relatives, and included Dr. and Mrs. Fell, Mr. and Mrs. Esmond Atkinson, Mrs. A. R. Atkinson, Mrs. Alfred Atkinson, Mrs. and Miss Moore, Miss D. K. Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. J. Burnett, Mr. and Miss Richmond, Mrs. Robieson, Miss E. Skinner, and others.

iii Harry Merton Waldo Atkinson (b: 28 Nov 1895;  WW1 Artist; Lieutenant RNVR; d: 19 Aug 1975) mar: Mary Ord Bews  (b:  1910; d: 1950; Crem: Karori Cem, Wellington)

iv Rosalind Wilson Atkinson (b: 11 Apr 1900 in Gladstone Tce, Wellington; Occ: Actress; d: 21 Feb 1977 in Hillingdon, Northwood, Middlesex, UK)

b Maurice Wilson Richmond (b: 26 Apr 1860 in Nelson Occ: Barrister and later a professor of law at Victoria College; d: 26 Feb 1923) Mar: 1887 to Flora Hursthouse McDonald (b: 1862 to parents Charles Alexander Phillips McDonald and mother Helen Maria (Nellie) nee Hursthouse; Flora d: 1926)

Maurice was a law student with Messrs. Fell and Atkinson, of Nelson from 1880, and was admitted a barrister and solicicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand in August, 1883. He was appointed secretary to the late Judge Richmond, his uncle; and in 1884 entered into partnership "Richmond and Richmond" in Wellington with his cousin, the eldest son of the late Judge, Mr. Christopher Richmond, of New Plymouth. He was solicitor to the Wellington District Law Society, and Law Reporter to the New Zealand Council of Law Reporting, for the Supreme Court in Wellington, the Court of Appeal, the Municipal Association and the Counties Association.and also compiled and edited The New Zealand Digest issued by the Council of Law Reporting in 1894 in addition to their general business.

Their family;

i Major James (Jim) Macdonald Richmond (b: 17 Apr 1888 in Wanganui; Occ: Major in WW1; d: 27 Oct 1918 in Le Cateau, France)

ii Helen Macdonald Richmond (b: 21 Nov 1890 in Wellingon; Occ: Teacher, university lecturer, writer; d: 06 Nov 1960 in Christchurch) Mar: 27 Jan 1927 in Eastbourne, Wellington to Arthur Barrows Simpson b: 1897  d: Oct 1959 in Christchurch

iii Norman Mcdonald Richmond (b: 23 Oct 1897 d: 13 Jul 1971 in Wellington) Mar: 01 Jun 1926 in Christchurch to  Hilary Wall (b: 1903 daughter of Professor Arnold Wall; d: 1962)

Dorothy (Dolla) Kate Richmond   (b: 12 Sep 1861 in Parnell. Auckland; Her father took her to England in 1874 and she studied art and music in London and Dresden. At the age of seventeen she gained a Slade Scholarship, and for two years worked under Legros at the Slade School. After a further visit to England and France she returned to New Zealand in 1903, devoting herself wholly to her art, and for many years she taught at her studio in Hill Street, Wellington; d: 16 Apr 1935 in Wellington) Artist and Art Teacher

d Richard Hutton Richmond (b: 1863; d: 1863)

e James Wilson Richmond (b: 7 Jun 1865; d: 1865)

Henry Robert Richmond; (b: 15 Jun 1829; d: 7 Dec 1890 in 175 Worcester St, ChCh) He was a member of the Taranaki Provincial Council before being elected to the position as fourth Superintendent of Taranaki, 4th of September, 1865 until the 15th of October, 1869. He was a brother of Mr. Justice Richmond, and arrived in Taranaki about the year 1852, when he settled on bush land, in the neighbourhood of New Plymouth. He held a commission in the Taranaki militia, and was afterwards for a time, a school teacher. Henry next  qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, and practised his profession in New Plymouth until his death. 

Henry mar: (1) 18 Dec 1858 in St Mary's Church, New Plymouth to cousin Mary Blanche Hursthouse (b: 12 Jul 1839 in Norwich, Norfolk, England - her Father: John Hursthouse and mother Helen nee Wilson; d: 26 Nov 1864 in New Plymouth aged 25Y; Bur: 28 Jul 1864 Te Henui Cem, New Plymouth)

Their children:

i Helen Richmond (b: 27 Oct 1859 New Plymouth; d: 10 Apr 1861 New Plymouth)

ii Robert Richmond (b: 19 Aug 1861 New Plymouth d: aged 2 wks, New Plymouth)

iii Francis William Richmond  (b: 13 Jan 1863 in New Plymouth; d: 21 May 1938 in Wellington) He  mar: 1891 in New Plymouth to Annie Maria Bramley (b: 13 Jul 1867 in Rangiora to parents Elizabeth nd William Bramley; d: 07 Jan 1956 in Porirua)

18 Jul 1878: Gazette - William Francis Richmond, son of Mr. H. R. Richmond, solicitor, New Plymouth, has passed at the recent Civil Service Examination. He was three years under the tuition of his father, and three at the Nelson College. He was an Accountant in Nelson. In Jul 1905 as a result of speculation in property, declared bankrupt Their dau: was-

i Marietta Dorothy Richmond (b: 10 May 1892; d: 17 Mar 1958)

iv Maria Blanche Richmond (b: 17 Nov 1864 New Plymouth;

*2nd Wife of [3] Henry Robert Richmond: Mar: 1868 in St Mary's Church, New Plymouth to Emma Jane Parris b: 1845 - her father: Major Robert Parris; she d: 10 Oct 1921) Their children:

i Beatrice Jane Richmond b: 1873 in New Plymouth; d: 10 May 1913 in Auckland Taranaki Herald, 10 Mar 1894: We are pleased to learn that Miss Beatrice Richmond, daughter of the late Mr Henry R. Richmond, has passed her B.A. degree. We have to congratulate the young lady on her so successfully achieving such a coveted honor.

ii Rachel Mary Richmond (b: 1876; d: 1967 in Havelock North)  Mar: 1912 to Bernard Crompton-Smith (b: 1870 Father: Stephenson Percy* Smith ; d: 1958 in Havelock North Taranaki Herald, 15 Mar 1907: Mr Bernard Crompton Smith, son of- Mr Percy Smith, was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court

Marlborough Express,  16 Jan 1909: Picton is at last to have a resident lawyer. Mr Bernard Crompton Smith, solicitor, of Wellington, who has decided to practise his profession in that town, was trained in the office of Messrs Martin and Atkinson, of Wellington, whose senior partner is one of the leading authorities on local government law in New ZeaIand, and whose books on that and other legal subjects are known throughout the country. Mr Smith is a nephew of Mr Stephenson Smith, of Blenheim, Commissioner of Crown Lands, and is son of Mr Percy Smith, of Now Plymouth, late Surveyor-General, the widely-known authority on Maori, his history and traditions. Local golfers will welcome Mr Smith as an enthusiast 

Rachel Crompton-Smith, a teacher, started the small St George’s School together with her husband Bernard Crompton-Smith at Havelock North in 1917.

iii Howard Parris Richmond (b: 1878 d: 1974) Mar: 1909  to Elsie Wilhelmina Mary MacTavish (b: 1882; Div: 1934; d: 1946)Victoria, B.A.. LL.B. 1900 1903. Barrister, QC. President Auckland District Law Society; Director Auckland Rotary Club 1920-22. Senior Partner in Buddle, Richmond, Buddle.

Children are;

a Clifford (Kip) Parris Richmond (b 23 Jun 1914; d: 29 Jan 1997)  Mar: 16 Mar 1938 in St Andrew's Church, Central Auckland to Valerie Jean Hamilton b: 24 Oct 1914 her father: Nicol Hamilton . d: 2002)

Sir Clifford Parris "Kip" Richmond KBE was a New Zealand lawyer and judge, and former President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand.

Richmond attended Auckland University College and Victoria University College, graduating LLM with first-class honours in 1937 and during WW2 he was an officer in the New Zealand Artillery. He was appointed a Judge of the New Zealand Supreme Court in 1960, and then the New Zealand Court of Appeal in 1972 and the following year, he became a Privy Counsellor on the Judicial Committee. He was President of the Court of Appeal from 1976 until his retirement in 1981 In the 1972 Queen's Birthday Honours he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for outstanding services to the law and was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1977 Queen's Birthday and Silver Jubilee Honours.

b Elsie Wilhelmina Mary Richmond (b: 23 Jun 1914 Auckland; d:1946 in Auckland)

*2rd Wife of Howard Parris Richmond: Mar: 1935 to Frances Muriel Richards (b: 14 Jan 1899 to parents Edith Mary & George Richards; d: 1980 in Tuakau, Auckland) 

Jane Maria Richmond   (b: 15 Sep 1824 in St Pancras, London, England; Occ: active in the suffragette movement and promoted education for girls; d: 29 Sep 1914 in Nelson, New Zealand Burial: Wakapuaka Cem, Nelson) mar: 30 Dec 1854 at St Mary;s Church, New Plymouth to Arthur Samuel Atkinson (b: 20 Oct 1833 in Hurworth, Durham; d: 10 Dec 1902) Their children: 

a Edith Emily Atkinson (b: 1858; Mar 1910 elected a member of the Nelson Hospital and Charitable Aid Board; d: 1943 aged 84Y) mar: 1881 to widower  Charles Yates Fell (b: 5 Aug 1844 at Nelson, son of Alfred Fell (b; 27 Jul 1817; d: 2 Nov 1871 Greenwich, Kent) and mother Fanny nee Seymour (b: 1 Sep 1819; d; 2 Nov 1901 Wimbledon - they had mar: at Nelson 26 Oct 1843. Charles was educated at St John's, Oxford; his occ; barrister, politician and watercolour artist; d: 9 Jun 1918 Nelson bur: 11/06/1918 at Wakapuaka Cem.) Their family were:

i Charles Richmond Fell (b: 1882; Occ: Barrister and solicitor, Nelson; d: 05 May 1952 in Nelson) Mar: 1908 to Phyllis Lee Buchanan (b: 1881 Dunedin, d: in Canada) Their family:

a Cynthia Mary Fell (b: 2 Feb 1909; occ; Physical Therapist; d: 25 Jan 2008 aged 98Y at Victoria, BC, Canada) mar: Bernard Hunter Jameson Thoms (b: 8 Aug 1905; occ: Cmdr RN, RCN; d: 23 Jul 1974 aged 78Y) Sons are Charles Robert Hunter Thoms and Hamish Jameson Thoms

b Pamela Ruth Fell (b: 1913; d: 07 May 1942 in an aircraft crash)

c Roderick Buchanan Fell (b: 1915; d: 20 May 1941 WW2 Cemetery: Suda Bay War Cemetery) Mar: 1938 to Norma Eleanor Bunny

ii Phyllis Fell (b: 1884; d: 1919)

iii Margaret Sylvia Fell (b: 11 Aug 1888; d: 1985) Mar: 1916 in Nelson to Arthur Ernest Brockett (b: 1886 in Wellington - son of Charles Frederick Brockett; he d: 12 Jul 1967 in Kaikoura age 81Y) He graduated BA (1913) and BCom (1918) at Victoria University College, from 1910 to 1917 he taught at Nelson College, first in the Preparatory Department and then (from 1913) in the Secondary Department. He then became Headmaster, Westport Technical School, before joining Marlborough College in 1925, "Arch" Brockett retired from the College in 1947 after 22 years service. He went to live in Kaikoura where he died in the Public Hospital on 12 July, 1967, aet 81, and was buried in the Lawn Cemetery

Charles Yates Fell mar: 1869 at  Putney, London to his 1st wife - Edith Louisa Bainbridge: (b: 1845; she d: 20 Feb 1879 in Nelson; Bur: 21 Feb 1879 Wakapuaka Cem) Their children were: 

i Geraldine Seymour Fell (b: 1874) Mar: 1900 to Reginald Bernard Humphries (b: 1874; occ:  manager Olrig Station, Hawke's Bay; d: 1915 aged 41Y; bur: new Plymouth)

A wedding was solemnised at the Cathedral this afternoon between Mr Reginald Bernard Humphries of Kereru Station, Hawke's Bay), youngest son of Mr Thomas Humphries, (Commissioner of Crown Lauds at Nelson) and Miss Geraldine Seymour Fell, third daughter of Mr C. Y. Fell. The ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Nelson, assisted by the Rev J. I'. Kempthorne. The bridesmaids were Miss Humphries (sister of the bridegroom), the Misses Phyllis and Sylvia Fell (sisters of the bride), and little Miss Di Daubeney (niece of the bride). The bridegroom was attended by Mr Cecil King, of the National Bank, as best man. Mr Naylor presided at the organ and played the Wedding March. There was a large attendance of guests. 

Their children:

a Joyce Humphries b: 1902; d: 10 Mar 1923 in Wellington

b Thomas Larwill Humphries b: 17 Jan 1904; d: 1979

ii Mabel Edith Fell (b: 1876)  Mar: 1896 to Edward Charles Daubeney b: 4 June 1868 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; son of James F Daubeney, Army Captain

iii SBC Fell b: 1876

iv  Alfred Nolan Fell b: 17 Jan 1878 in Nelson; d: 19 Apr 1953 at his home at Church Street North, Colchester aged 75Y )  Mar: 1908 to Marion White. They had four sons and one daughter 

b Ruth Atkinson b: 1861

c Arthur Richmond Atkinson b: 1863

d Alice Mabel Atkinson (b: 03 Nov 1864 in New Plymouth; Link; d: 31 Dec 1935 in Nelson) She was a midwife, an early physiotherapist, a WW1  nurse and suffragette. She never married.