Christabel Lakey

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Christabel Lakey (Hutchings)

Death: October 15, 1933 (45-46)
Ruawaro, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand (murdered - beaten & drowned)
Place of Burial: Row 5. Block NW. Plot 46, Huntly, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Wife of Pte. Samuel Pender Lakey

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About Christabel Lakey

1928: Elsie Walker 17 year old Elsie was sent to live with her uncle Frank Bayly and five cousins at Papamoa. She disappeared on 1 October 1928 and her battered body was found in Tamaki, Auckland. Her cousin William Bayly (1906-1934) was suspected but his family covered for him. In October 1933 Bayly was suspected of murdering his neighbours; farming couple Sam and Christobel Lakey of Ruawaro, Hamilton. He was arrested, his trial lasting a month. Once found guilty he was hanged at Mount Eden prison in Auckland on 20 July 1934. He was survived by his wife and two young sons. Source: Tauranga Murders by Debbie McCauley.

Possible birth: "Christabel Eliza Hutchings" Jan 1880 - Islington, London

Possible emigration to New Zealand:

  • First name(s) C
  • Last name Hutchings
  • Title MISS
  • Gender Female
  • Age 33
  • Birth year 1880
  • Occupation LAUNDRESS
  • Departure year 1913
  • Departure day 5
  • Departure month 7
  • Departure port Plymouth
  • Destination port Wellington
  • Destination WELLINGTON
  • Country New Zealand
  • Destination country New Zealand
  • Ship name Rotorua
  • Ship official number 124587
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Christabel Lakey's Timeline

October 15, 1933
Age 46
Ruawaro, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand

Death Registration Number: (reg. 1934/7197)

October 15, 1933
Age 46
Old Huntly Cemetery, Row 5. Block NW. Plot 46, Huntly, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand

Plaque. LAKEY Sacred to the Memory of Christobel & Samuel who died tragically at Tuawaro 15 October 1933 remembered by New Zealand Police