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William Eades

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Cause of death: Senile Decay
Place of Burial: Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Eades and Anna Maria Powell
Husband of Sarah Eades
Father of Joseph William Eades; Martha Eades; Elizabeth Eades; Diana Eades; John Hemming Eades and 7 others
Brother of Thomas Eades; Martha Eades; Philip Eades; John Eades; Charles Eades and 1 other

Occupation: Blacksmith, Edge Tool Maker
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About William Eades

William and his wife Sarah Rigby arrived in New Zealand from Birmingham on the ship called “Alma” in May 1857 and first lived in the Waiwhetu area of Lower Hutt Valley. William started his life in England as a “Edge Tool Maker”, while in Wainsbury Staffordshire he assisted in making the wheels for the Queens first railway carriage. One of his first jobs in New Zealand was to assist in building the first flour mill engine for a Mr Wm. Willcox. William resided in the Hutt Valley, he became blind later in life and after his wife died in 1885 he went and lived with his daughter Mrs Martha Bolton

OBITUARY - WILLIAM EADES

Published in the New Zealand Mail newspaper dated Friday, 11 October 1895.

Another of the old identities, Mr Wm Eades passed away quietly at the Hospital on Monday morning at the age of 76. The deceased, who was an edge tool maker, was in the employ of Wainsbury, of Staffordshire. He assisted in making the wheels for the Queen's first railway carriages. He arrived here 38 years ago in the ship Alma, and he assisted in putting up the first flour mill engine for the late Mr Wm. Willcox.

He resided at the Hutt for many years and then became blind. He married Miss Sarah Rigby, by whom he had 13 children, and strange to say, she died exactly 10 years ago from yesterday. Six children are living - four daughters and two sons.

They are - Mrs Baxter, of Palmerston North; Mrs Godber, Petone; Mrs Raecroft, Tasmania; and Mrs Bolton, of Wellington; Messrs J Eades of Mungaroa; and W H Eades of Fernside, Featherston. After the death of his wife the late Mr Eades lived with his daughter , Mrs Bolton. The deceased leaves 51 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. His death will be regretted by a large number of friends both at the Hutt and in Wellington.

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William Eades's Timeline

1820
January 18, 1820
Staffordshire, England
1843
October 9, 1843
Age 23
Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
1844
November 5, 1844
Age 24
1846
August 18, 1846
Age 26
Aston,Birmingham
1849
January 5, 1849
Age 28
1850
September 5, 1850
Age 30
1851
December 7, 1851
Age 31
Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England
1854
April 16, 1854
Age 34
1856
September 21, 1856
Age 36
1858
August 26, 1858
Age 38