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Hugh Stevenson

Male 1869 - 1935  (~ 66 years)


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  1. 1.  Hugh Stevenson was born c.1869 (son of William Stevenson and Deliah Leonard); died 29 May 1935, "Hadlow, Hadlow Rd; was buried Friday 31 May 1935, Timaru Cemetary.

    Notes:

    Eldest son of William & Deliah Stevenson.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Stevenson was born 10 Feb 1840, Knowglass Farm Neilston Parish Renfrewshire. (son of Hugh Stevenson and Margaret Carswell); died 20 Aug 1919, "Carswell Levels; was buried 22 Aug 1919, Timaru Cemetery NZ Plot G0336 Headstone TI#0293.

    Notes:

    Emigrated to NewZealand in about 1860.Settled at' Carswell Levels' Timaru ( East coast of South Island)Thomas Carswells letters said they had daughters Marg. & Mary and 3 older sons -one son married and the other two living at the'Levels' Thomas Carswell letters also tell of the death of Thom. Stevenson of Carswell Levels Timaru NZin 1922 aged 77. A little confusing.William is said to have had 4 sons & 2 daughters.
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    I have the Canterbury Cyclopedia published 1903 . People paid £5 to
    have themselves recorded in it as did your Wm - there is however, no photo of him
    William Stevenson, Farmer, "Carsewell", Levels. Mr Stevenson was born
    in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1842 and brought up to farming. He arrived at
    Bluff in 1863 bythe ship "Sir William Eyre" and after four years in Southland on one of New
    Zealand Land Company Stations, he removed to Oamaru, where he was on another of the ( 1867) Company's stations for seven years. On settling in the Timaru district, Mr Stevenson bought (1874) land at Washdyke and farmed 340 acres for some years. In 1881 he sold his interest in the Washdyke property and bought his farm of 400 acres at the Levels, where he carries on mixed ( 1881) farming. Mr Stevenson was for 12 years a member of the Washdyke School committee. He has long been associated with the South Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association having been on the committee for over 20 years. Mr Stevenson was married in 1869 to Miss Leonard of Galway, Ireland and has four sons and two daughters.
    Hope this helps,
    Winsome Griffin, Tauranga
    Died aged 78 - J. Radcliff Undertaker.

    I've found the following in the 1893 Timaru electoral roll, with the address "levels estate", all surnamed Stevenson William Stevenson farmer Margaret Cresswell Stevenson ,spinster, domestic duties Jane Stevenson married, dom. duties resident of Claremont Bridget Leonard Stevenson married, dom. duties Hugh Stevenson, farmhand Mary Stevenson, spinster, dom duties

    Geraldine County,South Canterbury NZ,Sheep owner Returns, 1879 ,1880, & 1881.
    Stevenson William,Washdyke, Nil, 396 624


    Obituary
    Timaru Herald 6th Sept 1919
    The Late Wm Stevenson

    There passed away recently another of the fast disappearing band of pioneers, in the person of the late William Stevenson, ‘Carswell’, Levels.

    Born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, in 1842, he was brought up to farming. While a youth, he sailed for New Zealand by the Sir William Eyre, arriving at the Bluff in 1863, under engagement to the New Zealand Land Company. After working four years on the Morton Mains Station, he was removed to the Totara Station, Oamaru, where he was overseer for seven years. When the Levels Station became available for cropping he came with a number of others from Oamaru, and cropped there for some years, and later bought land at Washdyke. Selling his interest there in 1899 he bought again at the Levels, where he carried on mixed farming until his death.

    While residing at Washdyke the late Mr Stevenson was a member of the School Committee for twelve years, and for over twenty years he was on the committee of the Timaru A and P Association. He was well known as a judge in the show ring, and at one time was a breeder and exhibitor of Ayrshires and draught horses.
    The late Wm Stevenson was predeceased by his wife about twenty years, and is survived by a family of two daughters and three sons, one of whom is a well known farmer at Albury.

    "I have recently discovered five or six snapshots of the Stevenson brothers in Timaru if you would wish them.
    They must date back to the 1920s but I have no desire now to follow that line- just content to know that they existed and appeared happily successful."Sheila White.

    April 25 1863 Otago Witness
    The Titania, s.s. from Bluff and Invercargill, Captain Jarvey, brings about 50 passengers and a quantity of wool for transhipment to the John Duncan. The Sir William Eyre, from Glasgow has arrived at the Bluff, which had been for some time overdue. It may be remembered she made a bad commencement of her voyage, having put back to Rothesay and been detained there through the prevalence of sickness on board. Among the 400 passengers, 22 deaths had occurred - 5 adults and 17 children - and there were two cases of fever on board on her arrival. The Sir Wm. Eyre left the Clyde on the 21st of December last, but had to put into the Cape of Good Hope, and had a passage of 55 days thence. She sighted the s.s. Aldinga on the evening of Monday last, 200 miles due west of the Solander. Both the Aldinga and the Alhambra had called at the Bluff on Sunday last, and the Alhambra had also proceeded on her passage.

    Timaru Herald
    Stevenson W. AGM Timaru A&P Assoc. 28 Mar 87 W. Stevenson placed 3 in the single furrow 5th Aug, 1874 Ploughing match. Used a Barrowman plough. Won 5 pounds.

    Died of Acute Bronchitis(14 days) Cardiac Failure. 20 Aug 1919.

    William married Deliah Leonard 1869, Dunedin NZ. Deliah was born Abt 1833, Galway Ireland; died 17 Oct 1902, "Carswell" Levels; was buried , Timaru Cemetery NZ Plot G0336 Headstone TI#0293. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Deliah Leonard was born Abt 1833, Galway Ireland; died 17 Oct 1902, "Carswell" Levels; was buried , Timaru Cemetery NZ Plot G0336 Headstone TI#0293.

    Notes:

    Died aged 69

    But, what I must not forget....... I was chatting to a lady about names and she just happened to mention that in Ireland it is normal for people named Bridget to be known as Deliah. She remembers asking why, but the explanation was "They just are". So looks like your theory that William S's Bridget and Deliah were one person seems sure enough to be true.Johan.

    Children:
    1. Mary Stevenson was born 1864; died 14 Sep 1926, Levels; was buried 16 Sep 1926, Catholic Church Timaru & Timaru Cemetary.
    2. 1. Hugh Stevenson was born c.1869; died 29 May 1935, "Hadlow, Hadlow Rd; was buried Friday 31 May 1935, Timaru Cemetary.
    3. Margaret Carswell Stevenson was born c.1873; died 25 Mar 1941; was buried , Timaru Cemetery NZ Plot G0336 Headstone TI#0293.
    4. William Stevenson was born Abt 1873; died Abt 1947, Albury.
    5. Robert Stevenson was born c.1875, Wash Dyke Timaru.; died 11 Aug 1943; was buried , Timaru Cemetery.
    6. Walter Stevenson was born Abt 1878.
    7. Thomas James Stevenson was born May 1879; died 15 Jul 1915, Napier NZ; was buried 19 Jul 1915, Old Napier cemetry SSE block 9, Grave 1604.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Hugh Stevenson was born 27 Apr 1799, Neilston; died 1864, Greenhill Farm Neilston.

    Notes:

    Piece: SCT1841/622 Place: Barony-Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 2 Civil Parish: Barony Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: - Folio: 180 Page: 26 Address: Bluevale St West Side
    1841 Census. Page: 180/27
    Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
    STEVENSON Hugh M 40 Dairyman Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Margret F 45 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Agnes F 15 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Jane F 13 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Margaret F 11 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Janet F 9 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Robert M 7 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON Elizabeth F 5 Outside Census County (1841)
    STEVENSON William M 1 Outside Census County (1841)
    Looks like them, didn't ever think of them being in the city (Barony is Glasgow) Johan

    1851Census
    0603 00006 CRAIGHALL ISABELLA STEVENSON FC 09 NEILSTON
    0603 00006 CRAIGHALL HUGH STEVENSON MA 50 COTTIER NEILSTON
    0603 00006 CRAIGHALL MARGARET STEVENSON FA 52 NEILSTON
    0603 00006 CRAIGHALL JEAN STEVENSON FA 22 NEILSTON
    0603 00006 CRAIGHALL WILLIAM STEVENSON MC 11 NEILSTON
    Hugh Stevenson was a boarder at 251 Main St Hutchesontown, Gorbals in 1861. he was a widow, OCC Hostler (Looks after horses) Omnibus, so I guess he looked after the horses which pulled the buses. He was 60 and was born in Neilston, but that's not conclusive. No sign of a likely William.Source Johan.



    Re Hugh's death. He died at Greenhill in 1864, son Allan registered the death. In 1861 Allan Stewart, married to Jean Stevenson (Hugh's daughter) was at Greenhill, so I guess she had her father stay with her before his death.Source Johan.

    Hugh married Margaret Carswell 1 Dec 1820. Margaret (daughter of Allan Carswell and Agnes Howie) was born 7 Aug 1796, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 10 Aug 1796. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margaret Carswell was born 7 Aug 1796, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 10 Aug 1796 (daughter of Allan Carswell and Agnes Howie).
    Children:
    1. John Stevenson was born 2 Mar 1821, Craig of Neilston; died 19 Dec 1871, Landholes Farm Adlington; was buried , Prestbury Churchyard..
    2. Allan Stevenson was born 16 Apr 1822, Barrhouse (farmer); died 1 May 1908, Springbank Kilarrow Bowmore Scotland.
    3. Hugh Stevenson was born 20 Aug 1823, Barrhouse; died 5 Oct 1884, Laggan.Kilarrow, Islay.
    4. Agnes Stevenson was born 23 Oct 1825, Millthird ( farmer).
    5. Jean Stevenson was born 26 Aug 1827, Millthird (farmer); was christened 2 Sep 1827, Neilston Renfrewshire..
    6. Margaret Stevenson was born 22 Nov 1829, Millthird (farmer); was christened 6 Dec 1829; died 23 Dec 1881, 210 Rutherglen Loan Gorbals..
    7. Janet Stevenson was born 8 Nov 1831, Millthird (farmer).
    8. Robert Stevenson was born 16 Feb 1834, Millthird (farmer).
    9. Elizabeth Stevenson was born 14 Jan 1836.
    10. 2. William Stevenson was born 10 Feb 1840, Knowglass Farm Neilston Parish Renfrewshire.; died 20 Aug 1919, "Carswell Levels; was buried 22 Aug 1919, Timaru Cemetery NZ Plot G0336 Headstone TI#0293.
    11. Isabella Stevenson was born 22 Sep 1841, Glasgow..


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Allan Carswell was born 5 Oct 1749, 'The Craig of Neilson'; was christened 8 Oct 1749 (son of Allan Carswell and Margaret Carswell); died 22 Jan 1829, 'TheCraig of Neilson'; was buried , In front of Neilston Parish Church .

    Notes:

    Barrhouse is owned by Elderslie Estates, landlords of about a third of Renfrewshire for several centuries. We have made a preliminary foray into their archives and found records dated 1797 of an Allan Carswell renting Craig of Neilston and Barrhouse in the Neilstonside Estate, for £115 pa from 1786 to 1805. Prior to that in 1769 it is noted that John Carswell of Neilstonside rented Barrhouse for £9:8:4 (From letter by Bruce Henry dig director at Barrhouse.)

    Gravestone in front of church in Neilston.

    Allan married Agnes Howie 31 Jul 1778. Agnes (daughter of Robert Howie and Agnes Craig) was born 17 Mar 1757, Floak Farm Mearns Parish; died 11 May 1827, Craig of Neilston; was buried , In front of Neilston Parish Church . [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Agnes Howie was born 17 Mar 1757, Floak Farm Mearns Parish (daughter of Robert Howie and Agnes Craig); died 11 May 1827, Craig of Neilston; was buried , In front of Neilston Parish Church .
    Children:
    1. Allan Carswell was born 27 Jun 1779, 'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 27 Jun 1779; died 31 Dec 1834, Thorterburn..
    2. Robert Carswell was born 9 Jun 1781, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 9 Jun 1781; died 16 Aug 1845, Craighall.
    3. Alexander Carswell was born 2 Jun 1783, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 4 Jun 1783.
    4. Agnes Carswell was born 14 Jan 1786, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; died 5 Mar 1849, Old Muirfoot..
    5. John Carswell was born 27 Apr 1788, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 4 May 1788; died 25 Aug 1815; was buried , In front of Neilston Parish Church .
    6. James Carswell was born 25 Jun 1790, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 27 Jun 1790; died 6 Mar 1836, Craighall Neilson.
    7. Margaret Carswell was born 18 Nov 1792, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; died Died young.
    8. William Carswell was born 4 Nov 1793, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; died 29 Jan 1878, Craig of Neilston..
    9. 5. Margaret Carswell was born 7 Aug 1796, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 10 Aug 1796.
    10. Thomas Carswell was born 19 Oct 1798, The farm'TheCraig of Neilson'; was christened 21 Oct 1798; died 17 Feb 1879, Neilston..