Lydia and William Williams and Marian Devereaux, Carlyle Street, Napier

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The glass plate negative shows Lydia Myrtle Williams (née Devereaux), William Williams, and Marian Amy Devereaux (Lydia's sister) sitting on garden chairs and having tea in the backyard of the Williams' home on Carlyle Street, Napier. An unidentified man plays a banjo.

Photographer, probably Russell Duncan.
Date unknown, circa 1890
Production period
Media/Materials description
A glass plate negative.
Height x Width: 120 x 164mm
Subject period
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5413 a
Other number(s)
5413 a, 94160

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The Devereux family, came from Northamptonshire originally. William Checkley Devereux, (1822-1878) and partner Ellen Gill, (c1832-1906) arrived into Petone on the ship Myrtle in early 1857. Lydia Myrtle Devereux, their first child, was born onboard the ship, hence her middle name. BIRTHS 1857/4376 Devereux NR [Lydia Myrtle] Ellen William Checkley [b. 3.1.1857] 1859/6003 Devereux Frederick William Ellen William Cheklay [sic] [b. 10/4/1859] 1863/10741 Devereux Marian Amy Ellen William Cheekley [sic] 1865/11355 Devereux Edger Amos Ellen William Checkley 1869/18610 Devereux Margaret Ellen Ellen William Chierly [sic] 1871/21594 Devereux Jane Ann Ellen William Checkley Note too that the Alexander Turnbull holds this image as well.

- Fiona Gray

Posted on 04-07-2020 02:26:13