William PenroseAge: 6118381899

Name
William Penrose
Birth 13 March 1838 24 21
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Penrose
May 1846 (Age 8)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Penrose
December 1847 (Age 9) Age: 1 year 7 months
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29 Dec 1847 Mary Ann Penrose of Bosorne aged 1y 7m
Death of a motherMary Ann Steer
December 1847 (Age 9) Age: 30
Burial of a motherMary Ann Steer
29 December 1847 (Age 9)
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29 Dec 1847 Mary Ann Penrose of Bosorne aged 30
Marriage of a parentRichard PenroseHarriet JonesView family
14 February 1853 (Age 14)
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14 Feb 1853 Richard Penrose of full age widower Cordwainer of Churchtown (Father: Richard Penrose, Tin Dresser) Harriet Jones of full age spin. of Churchtown (Father: Edward Jones, Mine Agent) Witnesses: Peter Thomas, Richd. Rakair junr.
Census 7 April 1861 (Age 23)

Text:
1861 Census RG 9 / 1594 / ED 19 folio 59 page 22 schedule 114 Bullock Market Terrace, Penzance William Gribble, Head, Mar, 58, -, Agricultural Labourer, Cornwall Gulval Grace Gribble, Wife, Mar, -, 55, -, Cornwall Madron Elizabeth Gribble, Sister, Unmar, -, 80, Charwoman, Cornwall Gulval Elizabeth Taskes, Servant, Unmar, -, 21, House Servant, Cornwall St Just William Penrose, Boarder, Unmar, 23, -, Cordwainer, Cornwall St Just
Occupation
Cordwainer
1861 (Age 22)

MarriageMargaret TrenowethView family
7 December 1864 (Age 26)
Source: GRO index
Text:
1864 Dec Penzance 5c 559
Birth of a son
#1
William Penrose
1865 (Age 26)
Birth of a son
#2
Richard John Penrose
1867 (Age 28)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Annie (Nanny) Penrose
21 September 1868 (Age 30)
Birth of a son
#4
Harry Penrose
1871 (Age 32)
CensusMargaret TrenowethView family
2 April 1871 (Age 33)

Text:
1871 Census RG 10 / 2340 / ED 17 folio 54 page 8 schedule 44 42 North Street, Penzance William Penrose, Head, Mar, 33, -, Boot Maker (Master), Cornwall St Just Margaret Penrose, Wife, Mar, -, 32, -, Cornwall Paul William Penrose, Son, -, 5, -, Scholar, Cornwall Penzance Richard J Penrose, Son, -, 3, -, Scholar, Cornwall Paul Nanny Penrose, Dau, -, -, 3, Scholar, Cornwall Paul Harry Penrose, Son, -, 2 mo, -, -, Cornwall Penzance
Occupation
Boot Maker (Master)
1871 (Age 32)

Birth of a son
#5
Edward James Penrose
1873 (Age 34)
Emigration 4 March 1874 (Age 35)
Immigration 1 June 1874 (Age 36)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth Penrose
1876 (Age 37)
Text:
birth index : 1876 / 9102
Marriage of a childWilliam PenroseLucy Ellen HoweView family
1888 (Age 49)
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marriage index : 1888 / 3230
Marriage of a childRichard John PenroseLizzie HoweView family
24 April 1890 (Age 52)
Citation details: 2
Date of entry in original source: 1 May 1890
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Thursday, May 1, 1890 Page 2 Column 4 MARRIAGE PENROSE - HOWE. - On April 24th, at the residence of the bridegroom's parents Richard John, second son of William Pen- rose, Timaru, to Lizzie, third daughter of William Makepeace Howe, Gapes' Valley.
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marriage index : 1890 / 1961
Death of a daughterElizabeth Penrose
15 July 1894 (Age 56) Age: 18
Text:
death index : 1894 / 4981
Marriage of a childHarry PenroseKate BrownView family
30 August 1894 (Age 56) Husband: 23 Wife: 23
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marriage index : 1894 / 2719
Death of a daughterAnnie (Nanny) Penrose
7 August 1895 (Age 57) Age: 28
Citation details: 2
Date of entry in original source: 8 August 1895
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Thursday, August 8, 1895 Page 2 column 7 DEATH PENROSE - On Wednesday, August 7th, 1895, at the residence of her parents, North street, Annie, eldest daughter of William and Margaret Penrose; aged 28 years. Deeply regretted.
Death of a sonHarry Penrose
28 November 1895 (Age 57) Age: 24
Citation details: 2
Date of entry in original source: 21 December 1895
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Saturday, December 21, 1895. Page 2 Column 5 DEATH PENROSE - On Nov. 28th, 1895, on board the R.M.S. Tainui, Harry, the be- loved husband of Katie Penrose, and third son of W. and M. Penrose, Timaru, in his twenty-fifth year. Deeply regretted.
Marriage of a childEdward James PenroseWilhelmina Elizabeth Minnie BrienView family
25 June 1896 (Age 58)
Text:
marriage index : 1896 / 1204
Death 16 October 1899 (Age 61) Age: 61
Text:
death index : 1899 / 6974
Citation details: 2
Date of entry in original source: 17 October 1899
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Tuesday, October 17, 1899 Page 2 Column 5 PENROSE - On October 16th, at his resi- dence, North street, William, the be- loved husband of Margaret Penrose; aged 61. "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in Glory."
Burial 19 October 1899 (3 days after death)
Citation details: 4
Date of entry in original source: 20 October 1899
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Friday, October 20, 1899 Page 4 Column 1 OBITUARY The late Mr William Penrose, whose funeral took place yesterday afternoon, had been about 27 years in the colony, arriving in Lyttleton in the ship Balloch- mile in 1872. He lived about seven years in Christchurch, and then came to Timaru to manage a branch of their boot and shoe trade for Toomer Bros. After managing the shop for some months, Mr Penrose purchased the business, and carried it on on his own account until, about three years ago, failing health compelled him to retire from it, and the business has since been carried on by two of his sons, Messrs R. and E. Penrose. The eldest son has long been established in a successful drapery business here, with branches at Akaroa and Oamaru. The deceased was of a retiring disposition, and took little part in public affairs, though he was elected and sat one term as a Borough Councillor. He was a prominent member of the Baptist Church whilst it existed as an inde- pendent organisation in Timaru, and usually conducted the services when the minister was absent. Mr Penrose suf- fered long from an extremely painful complaint, but bore his sufferings with exemplary patience. He leaves a widow besides the three sons above mentioned, to mourn their loss. De- ceased being a member of the Druids Lodge, a number of the brethren at- tended the funeral, and there was a large following of other friends of the family.
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: 10 February 1837St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
13 months
8 years
younger sister
Mary Ann Penrose
Birth: May 1846 32 29St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Death: December 1847St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Father’s family with Harriet Jones - View family
father
step-mother
 
Marriage: 14 February 1853St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Family with Margaret Trenoweth - View family
wife
 
Marriage: 7 December 1864Penzance (district), Cornwall, England
13 months
son
3 years
son
21 months
daughter
Annie (Nanny) Penrose
Birth: 21 September 1868 30 30Paul, Cornwall, England
Death: 7 August 1895North street, Timaru, New Zealand
3 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
daughter

Census1861 UK Census
Text:
1861 Census RG 9 / 1594 / ED 19 folio 59 page 22 schedule 114 Bullock Market Terrace, Penzance William Gribble, Head, Mar, 58, -, Agricultural Labourer, Cornwall Gulval Grace Gribble, Wife, Mar, -, 55, -, Cornwall Madron Elizabeth Gribble, Sister, Unmar, -, 80, Charwoman, Cornwall Gulval Elizabeth Taskes, Servant, Unmar, -, 21, House Servant, Cornwall St Just William Penrose, Boarder, Unmar, 23, -, Cordwainer, Cornwall St Just
MarriageGRO index
Text:
1864 Dec Penzance 5c 559
Census1871 UK Census
Text:
1871 Census RG 10 / 2340 / ED 17 folio 54 page 8 schedule 44 42 North Street, Penzance William Penrose, Head, Mar, 33, -, Boot Maker (Master), Cornwall St Just Margaret Penrose, Wife, Mar, -, 32, -, Cornwall Paul William Penrose, Son, -, 5, -, Scholar, Cornwall Penzance Richard J Penrose, Son, -, 3, -, Scholar, Cornwall Paul Nanny Penrose, Dau, -, -, 3, Scholar, Cornwall Paul Harry Penrose, Son, -, 2 mo, -, -, Cornwall Penzance
DeathNew Zealand Historical BDM index
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death index : 1899 / 6974
DeathThe Timaru Herald
Citation details: 2
Date of entry in original source: 17 October 1899
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Tuesday, October 17, 1899 Page 2 Column 5 PENROSE - On October 16th, at his resi- dence, North street, William, the be- loved husband of Margaret Penrose; aged 61. "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in Glory."
BurialThe Timaru Herald
Citation details: 4
Date of entry in original source: 20 October 1899
Text:
The Timaru Herald, Friday, October 20, 1899 Page 4 Column 1 OBITUARY The late Mr William Penrose, whose funeral took place yesterday afternoon, had been about 27 years in the colony, arriving in Lyttleton in the ship Balloch- mile in 1872. He lived about seven years in Christchurch, and then came to Timaru to manage a branch of their boot and shoe trade for Toomer Bros. After managing the shop for some months, Mr Penrose purchased the business, and carried it on on his own account until, about three years ago, failing health compelled him to retire from it, and the business has since been carried on by two of his sons, Messrs R. and E. Penrose. The eldest son has long been established in a successful drapery business here, with branches at Akaroa and Oamaru. The deceased was of a retiring disposition, and took little part in public affairs, though he was elected and sat one term as a Borough Councillor. He was a prominent member of the Baptist Church whilst it existed as an inde- pendent organisation in Timaru, and usually conducted the services when the minister was absent. Mr Penrose suf- fered long from an extremely painful complaint, but bore his sufferings with exemplary patience. He leaves a widow besides the three sons above mentioned, to mourn their loss. De- ceased being a member of the Druids Lodge, a number of the brethren at- tended the funeral, and there was a large following of other friends of the family.
Shared note
Arrived Lyttleton 1st June 1874 from London where the Ballochmyle sailed 25 Feb 1874 "The Ballochmyle" in 1874. The ship was said to be admirably suited for the purpose, indeed a good boat in rough weather, with the berths in block systems in the fore & aft of the vessel. It had railway irons as ballast and the great weight of them caused it to shake so badly that in the 1st class cabins, chairs and tables were damaged, so the immigrant passengers would have been most uncomfortable. On top of that, the married women had no bathroom accommodation and the single women's plumbing of the bathroom and closet was a failure, with the taps and piping needing frequent repairs during the passage, and this bathroom and closet was shut up when in the tropics. "White Wings", says that there were 502 people on board when she left London on Feb 1874 under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, her destination being Lyttleton. The emigrants came aboard at Plymouth and the ship took her departure from start point on March 4th. The Cape was rounded on 18th March and the Snares were passed on 27th May, the ship having taken 84 days from Plymouth. Port was reached on 1st June. There were 5 deaths & 3 births during the voyage. Lyttleton Times June 2 1874 states there were five deaths and three births, but the official report states four births and seven deaths on board, which came from the National Archives. Four of those deaths were from diarrhea, the ship was very crowded with 502 people on board. Two of the deaths were Dinah and James Wilsden. Dinah, aged 21, was very seasick and gave birth prematurely on the 6th March soon after they left Plymouth and she died of heart disease twelve days later. The baby, James, died of diarrhoea aged 27 days. Maybe these ones were not included in the newspaper report.
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Article Page 1007 Cyclopedia of New Zealand. PENROSE BROS. (Richard John & Edward James Penrose) Bootmakers & importers, Stafford Street Timaru. This business was founded in 1880 by the late William Penrose. At that time so unpretentious was the establishment that the proprietor & a boy could easily manage all there was to be done. But Mr Penrose soon proved that he possessed keen business capacity, and in a very short time trade showed a marked increase. After a few years the old premises in Stafford Street North were found inadequate, and Mr Penrose decided to remove to more capacious quarters. As the result, a two storey brick building was erected and there the business was conducted for some years. The turnover continued steadily to increase until in 1886, Mr Penrose, through indifferent health, was compelled to give up an active part in the management. It was then that his two sons, Mr RJ Penrose & Mr WJ Penrose took over the business. Both partners were young men with a thorough knowledge of the trade, having gone through the usual apprenticeship. Being good workmen energetic and well known throughout the district the increase in their trade turned their thoughts in the direction of securing premises in the center of the town. It happened that about that time Mr Durand was making extensive alterations in his row of shops, known as Durrand's buildings. The firm decided to secure premises in these desirable buildings, which are situated right in the busiest thoroughfare, and seven years's lease was signed. This was a bold step to take but time has fully justified it. The wisdom of the ventures proved by the way in which the business is extending. The amount of trade is now very considerable. Some idea of the advance made in the last twenty years may be found from the fact that in 1881 the stock was valued at £130 and its present value is over £2000.
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