HARRY COWAN GUILDFORD  was b: 10 Dec 1878 in Sandymount, Portobello to parents  Henry John and Jane Guildford and d: 03 Feb 1936 in Orepuke where he was bur: aged 57Y.


FONT size=3>1884 School: Name GUILDFORD Harry; School Fortrose Invercargill; Reg. No. 93; Admission Date 1884; Parent / Guardian H T Guildford

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1884 School; Name GUILDFORD Harry; School Longbush Invercargill; Reg. No. 177; Admission Date 1884

1885 School; Name GUILDFORD Harry; School Kennington; Reg. No.  20, BOY; Admission Date 1885; Parent / Guardian
Henry Guildford

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1887 School: Name GUILDFORD Harry; School Kennington, Invercargill; Reg. No. 52, BOY; Admission Date 1887; Parent / Guardian
Henry Guildford

 H. C. Guildford applied to be allowed to take up 100 acres of a temporary bush reserve in Block V,  Aparima Hundred. — Held over until June meeting. Refused

1897 Western Star: 12 Jun: Land Board: H C Guilldford applied to be allowed to take up 100 acres of a temperory bush reserve in Block 5, Aparima Hundred - held over to next meeting (This was refused)

1897 Otago Witness, 8 July 1897: The privileges in connection with the Amateur Races will be sold in Invercargil to-day. The tender of Mr H. C. Guildford for erecting stand &c. has been accepted.

1903 Harry went into business as  a blacksmith with John Peney

When at Cromwell , Harry met Wilhelmina Menzies, the daughter of  miner WILLIAM MENZIES at Bannockburn. Her father was b: 01 Jul 1837 in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland (his father  James Menzies was a mine manager Galenalead and mother  was Martha Weir) William arrived at Otago 1869 and went to the Carrick Range where in 1871 was involved in building a dam in Bendigo Creek for alluvial mining. Wm   mar; 4 Dec 1875 and at Dunedin to HANNAH ELIZABETH STEARN b: 19 Jun 1858 in Warnambool, Victoria, Australia, she was a resident of Bannockbur for over 50 yrs. She d: 8 Oct 1931 when visiting a  dau: at at Manawatu Heads; bur: Foxton.)

William Menzies  from 1871 to 1877 managed the Star and Oak Battery at Carricktown and worked a sluicing claim at Bannockburn where he lived.  1878 a planned move to Macetown as Battery manager led to him taking the company to court so returned to Bannockburn. Here in Apr 1904, bankrupt, he was admitted to  Seacliff Hospital, Otago where he d: 28 Aug 1904; Bur: 31 Aug 1904 Northern Cem. Dunedin) Willam and Hannah had 10 children:

1 Hannah Margaret Martha Menzies (b: Oct 1876 at Carricktown, Central Otago; d: 14 Oct 1972) mar: 31 Dec 1902 to William Walter McCabe (b: 1875; d: 16 Nov 1951 Greymouth)

2 Martha Mary Louisa Menzies (b: 13 Nov 1877 at Carricktown, Central Otago; d: 07 Jul 1946 Foxton Beach) mar; 1919 to William Richard Jay (b: 1889; d: 1956) 

3 Wilhelmina (Minnie) Lucy Menzies b: at Carricktown, Central Otago; attended the Bannockburn School 15 Feb 1885; mar: 30 Dec 1907 Wesleyan Methdist Church, Bannockburn;  d: 15 Nov 1970  at Invercargill aged 91y; bur: at the  Orepuki Cem. Block Section Anglican Plot 171

4 James Stearn Menzies (b: 28 Jul 1881 at Carricktown, Central Otago; d: 26 Jan 1966 in Cromwell) mar: 29 Jun 1914  to Sarah Isabella Graves (b: 27 Jun 1896 in Arrowtown; d: 1966)

5 George Andrew Menzies (Twin) (b: 20 Mar 1886 at Bannockburn, Central Otago; d: 29 Sep 1971 in Devonport, Auckland) mar: 25 Jul 1914 to Florence Myrtle Taylor (b: 1893; d: 1963)

6 William John Menzies (Twin) (b: 20 May 1886 at Bannockburn, Central Otago; d: 14 May 1964 in Balclutha)

7 Grace Isabella (Rose) Menzies (b: 22 May 1887 at Bannockburn, Central Otago; d: 05 Oct 1968 in Bannockburn, Otago) mar: 9 JUl 1913 to Allan Campbell (b: 1886; Died: 1957)

8 Jean Elizabeth Menzies (b: 07 Jan 1890 at Bannockburn, Central Otago; d: 07 Jan 1978 in Cromwell, Otago; Bur: Wanaka Cem) mar: Mar 1912 to Daniel Thomas Anderson (b: 1887; d: 1968 Cromwell)

9 Thomas Daniel Joseph Menzies (b: 22 Feb 1896 at Bannockburn, Central Otago; WW1 serviceman, wounded; d: 02 Feb 1975 in Hamner Springs) mar: 1927 to Myrtle Florence St Francois Daly (b: 1903; 1976) 

10 Mary Agnes Menzies (b: 25 Feb 1897 at Bannockburn, Central Otago; d: 15 Aug 1972 in Auckland     




1897 Otago Witness , SOUTHLAND LAND BOARD. H. C. Guildford applied to be allowed to take up 100 acres of a temporary bush reserve in block V, Aparima Hundred. — Held over uutil next meeting. Refused

1897 - Otago Witness, 8 July 1897 The privileges in connection with the Amateur Races will be sold in Invercargil to-day. The tender of Mr H. C. Guildford for erecting stand &c. has been accepted.

1897 Western Star: 12 Jun: Land Board: H C Guildford applied to be allowed to take up 100 acres of a temperory bush researve in Block 5, Aparima Hundred - held over to next meeting (This was refused)

1906 CROMWELL ARGUS; 9 Apr: Dissolution of Partnership The business Harry Guildford and John Percy, Wheelwrights and General Blacksmiths to be dissolved 1 May 1906 by mutual concent and all accounts owing to the firm are requested to be paid by the due date and all accounts against the firm to be sent in as soon as possible. (Signed) Harry Guildford; John Percy

1911 Wallace electoral roll; Living at Tewaewae; Sawyer with wife Willhelmena Lucy

1912 Southland Times: 23 Feb 1912 LAND BALLOT - Section sale in the Longwood survey district, held at the District Lands Office, Invercargill, - described as second-class land, and was open for selection on renewable lease - ballot result: H. C. Guildford. 203 acres There were 19 applicants

1915 Grey River Argus: 17 Sept: Westland Land Board - Block v111, Mawheranui S D; one acre, sect 130, Harry C Guildford (J Hargreaves) - Granted

WW1 - Category Second Reserves; Last NZ address - Orepuke, Southland; Classification D; Occ: Sawyer

Western Star 23 Aug 1917: Southland Land Board: Sect 146, Block 11, Longwood District, 48 ac 1r 25per., F H Wilson (executer and Janet I Wilson (beneficiery) of the will of the late John Wilson to H C Guilford - recommended for the approval of Minister

18 Mar 1932 Western Star: H C Guilford (sic)applied for permission to shift a dwelling along the County Road at Orepuke

Western Star 20 Jan 1933: Wallace County Council: The secretary, Unemployment Committee, Orepuke forwarded applicattions for men under No 5 Scheme on farms of messrs G Brownridge, E J Shaw, and H C Guilford, Orepuke and D Pollard, Wakapatu - these referred to Central committee for apprval

Death GUILDFORD On Jul 27 1935 at Dunedin, William John, dearly beloved eldest son of Harry Cowan and Wilhelmina Lucy GUILDFORD of Orepuke in his 27th year. Deeply mourned The funeral will leave his parents residence, Orepuke on Tuesday Jul 30 at 2 pm for the Orepuke Cemetery.

In loving memory of Harry Cowan beloved husband
of W L Guildford d 7th Feb 1936 aged 57y Also
their beloved son William John d 27th Jul 1935
 aged 26y also the above Willhelmna Lucy d 15 Nov 1970
 aged 91 y also the infant sons of Jim and Clara
Location of Grave 171.00 Anglican Section


i. WILLIAM JOHN GUILDFORD  (b. 23 Apr 1908, Invercargill; farmhand of Penbroke; d. 27 Jul 1935, Public Hospital, Dunedin, Otago 26Y).

1917 - School Records (APWs) Name GUILDFORD William John; School Orepuki; Register Number 1880; Admission Date 1917

WW1 - 31 Jul 1919: Homeward Bound - LCpl. W J Guildford, Orepuki

2 Aug 1935 ODT: The death took place at the Public Hospital of Mr William J Guildford on Sat last. He had been working in the district for a number of years on the farm of Mr T A Anderson, Mount Barker. He was a keen follower of all branches of sport and as particularly prominent in local Rugby circles. Mr Guildford will be sadly missed by all residents of the Wanaka district,

Lawn Tennis Club: ODT 1935 27/aug: As a mark of their respect for their late fellow member, Mr W Guildford, the members of the committee stood in silence for a few minutes

Evening Star: 27 Jul 1935: GUILDFORD: on July 27 at Dunedin, William John, dearly beloved eldest son of Harry Cowan and Wilhelmina Lucy Guildford in his 27th year. Deeply mourned. The funeral will leave his parents residdence, Orepuki on Tuesday, July 30th at 2 pm for the Orepuki Cemetery.

Aug 13 1935: Cromwell Argus and Northern Goldfield Gazette: At the fortnightly meeing of the Loyal Cromwell Lodge reference was made to the death of P G Bro. W J Guildford, a member of the Loyal Star of the West Lodge, Orepuke. This brother had been a frequent visitor to the Loyal Cromwell, had proved himself to be a very popular brother. The sympathy of the brethren has been extended to the deceased relatives who have suffered a severe blow.

2. JAMES (JIM) COWAN GUILDFORD was b: 03 Oct 1912 in Invercargill.  

Education: 8 Dec 1925: Southland; successful candidate: Orepuki: Proficiency - James Guildford.

Jim was a motor mechanic and mar: 1936 at Otautau to CLARA ISABELLA TECOFSKY  daughter of ANTHONY TECOFSKY and SARAH HAVELOCK. She was b: 12 Dec 1911 in Orepuke, Southland, and d: 24 Jun 2006 aged 94Y at Vickery Court, Invercargill). her siblings: Dorothy May Robertson (born Tecofsky) 1910 - 2010; Thelma Irene Pollard (born Tecofsky) 1919 - 2002; Mavis Mckenzie (born Tecofsky); John Thomas Tecofsky 1912 - 1974; Eileen Sarah Hart (born Tecovsky) ? - 2003; Frank Tecofsky 

James Cowan : WW2 - 519869 Spr 2 Div NZ EngrsLast Residence: Tuatapere, New Zealand; Relative - his wife: Mrs C L Guilford

Resided 1978 at Wallace, Southland

RETIRED he d: 30 Aug 1995 41 Macandrew, Otautau, Southland aged 82Y. Bur: Soldiers Avenue Block 3 Plot 82 on Sep 01 1995 Eastern Cem

Name GUILFORD (Stillborn child of Clara) Date - 21 May 1936 bur: Riverton Cemetery

Name GUILFORD (Stillborn child) Date - 9 Nov 1933 bur: Riverton Cemetery

3. GLADYS ANNIE GUILDFORD (b:  04 Oct 1914 in Cobden, West Coast, and d; 29 Nov 1989 in Invercargill.) She mar: 04 Jan 1937 in Orepuki to DAVID JAMES SMITH  son of EDWARD SMITH and CHRISTINA MILLARD. He was b: 10 Feb 1912 in Orepuki, Southland, and d:  1 Jan 1986 Age 74Y Cem Orepuki Block Section ANGL Plot 166

School Records Name GUILDFORD Gladys Annie; School Orepuki; Register Number 2082; Admission Date 1921







vi. JEAN WILHELMINA SMITH, b. 20 Apr 1944; d. 02 Nov 1979, Australia.







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