When Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness was born on 2 September 1819 in Dublin, Ireland, his father, Hosea, was 54 and his mother, Jane, was 43. He left Ireland as a young man and settled briefly in Kumtowl Tirhoot ,Patna, India,where he worked at Christopher Rowland Richardson's Indigo production facility, this is where he met and married Catherine Marian Richardson on 16 November 1844, the daughter of Christopher Rowland Richardson.
The couple left India for better prospects in New Zealand. They departed Calcutta on 15th Jan 1852 on the schooner Joseph Manook, via Perth and Adelaide. The departed Adelaide to Melbourne on the Athenian, where they stayed for 10 weeks before the final leg of the voyage on the Tory to Lyttleton New Zealand. Frank secured land rights in NZ, but farming was not his forte, He became a farm equipment merchant , police inspector , JP and magistrate.They had seven children in 18 years. He died on 18 July 1891 in Wellington at the age of 71, and was buried in Linwood, Canterbury with this wife Catherine and son Benjamin.
Magistrate and warden at Collingwood and Ashburton NZ
Son of Rev Hosea Guinness , senior line of the Guinness Brewery Family. Arrived in NZ August 1856 having left Ireland he lived in Patna India where he meet and married Catherine Marian Richardson the daughter of Col Christopher Rowland Richardson Sen. Traveling via Australia they arrived into New Zealand August 10 1852 on the barque Tory, 484 tons, under Captain Rowe, from Melbourne
1- Sir Arthur Robert Guinness 1846 – 1913 (NZ Speaker of House of Reps) 2- Edwin Rowland Guinness Sn 1847 – 1930 3- John Clephane Guinness 1849 – 1904 4- Frank Hart Guinness Jn. 1851 – 1895 5- Benjamin Michael Valentine Guinness 1852 – 1920 6- Catherine Mary Guinness 1856 – 1921 married Frederick Charles Richardson 7- Emily Jane Guinness 1864 – 1932 married Thomas Hugh Campbell
Death Notice The late MR FRANK GUINNESS (Wellington Evening Post, July 18th 1891). It is with great regret we have to record the death this morning early, at the Hospital, of Mr Frank Guinness, father of Mr A. R. Guinness, MHH, and well known in both Canterbury and the West Coast of the Middle Island. The deceased gentleman, who was 72 years of age, arrived in this colony from Australia in 1852, and has since filled with conspicuous credit many public positions in this colony. He was Inspector of Police in Canterbury, and subsequently Postmaster and Clerk to the Bench at Akaroa. By the late Mr Sefton Moorhouse he was appointed a Receiver of Gold Revenue on the West Coast, and when he retired further on from the Government service he became a member in turn of the Westland county council and the Nelson provincial council. Ultimately he was appointed harden at Collingwood, and then Resident Magistrate at Ashburton, from which position he had not long retired. But recently returned from Australia, whither he went in search of health, he was staying in this city for a visit, when the illness which caused his death seized upon him. Removed to the hospital, he underwent an operation at the hands of Drs Collins and Fell, and was apparently making fair way towards recovery. Great exhaustion, however, supervened, and finally the worst symptoms developed, his death occurring as above. Deceased, who will be buried in Christchurch, leaves two daughters and five sons, who will have a host of sympathizers with them in their bereavement, following so close as it does upon the death of their mother in February 1891
Surname: GUINNESS First name(s): FRANK Date of death: Monday, 20 July 1891 Cemetery: Linwood Date of burial: Monday, 20 July 1891 Block number: 10 Plot number: 10 Age: 72 years Address: Occupation: Unknown Place of birth: Years in New Zealand: 39
WITH HIS SON
Guinness First name(s): Benjamin Valentine Date of death: Friday, 5 March 1920 Cemetery: Linwood Date of burial: Monday, 8 March 1920 Block number: 10 Plot number: 10 Age: 68 years
Last Edited=3 Aug 2008 Reverend Hosea Guinness was born in 1765.1 He was the son of Arthur Guinness and Olivia Whitmore.2 He married Jane Hart, daughter of Lt.-Col. Simon Hart, on 18 January 1794.1 He died on 5 March 1841.1 At Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, England, (an unknown value).1 He was educated at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He graduated with a Doctor of Law (LL.D.).1 He was the Rector at St. Werburgh's, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was the Chancellor at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He had three other sons and four other daughters, all unmarried.1 Children of Reverend Hosea Guinness and Jane Hart
* Olivia Guinness2 b. 1794 * Reverend Arthur Guinness+2 b. 2 Apr 1796, d. 1831 * Jane Guinness2 b. 1803 * Elizabeth Augusta Guinness2 b. 1804, d. 1873 * Benjamin Hart Guinness2 b. 1806 * Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness+2 b. 1819, d. 1891
1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1698. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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