WESTROPP, George William

George William Westropp
born circa 1837
died circa 1888 aged 48 or 50 years
buried Pleasant Point Cemetery, row 1 Plot 24

married 23 December 1864 Christchurch
to Anne Mary Josephine Davis
(born circa 1836)
buried 29 November 1886
Geraldine Cemetery Row O Plot 207

Westropp - June 27th, at 164 Huxley street, Christchurch, Henry Hugh youngest son of the late Geo. W. and A. M. J. Westropp; aged fifteen years.
Press, Volume L, Issue 8531, 10 July 1893, Page 3

His marriage records in Christchurch in 1864 shows his occupation as a photographer.

Press, Volume VI, Issue 607, 10 October 1864, Page 1

Press, Volume VI, Issue 663, 14 December 1864, Page 1

Lyttelton Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1414, 17 June 1865, Page 7

Sudden Death.— Mr Geo. Westropp, master of the Opihi school, died very suddenly on Thursday evening last from disease of the lungs. Though his disease had been of long standing, he was able to perform his duties up to the Tuesday. He had a great many friends, all of whom will doubtless hear with regret of his sudden decease. He leaves several children, whose mother met with an accident at Geraldine some while back, from which she never recovered.

Mr Westropp was a school teacher prior to his coming to New Zealand, where he has had charge of the Springston and Little River schools.

His remains were followed to the local cemetery on Sunday last by a number of mourners and members of the Masonic fraternity, to which he belonged.
Press, Volume XLV, Issue 7150, 21 August 1888, Page 4

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1865
Photographic Artists
- Westropp, Manchester Street (G. W. Westropp - Joan Woodward, A Canterbury Album (1987), p141)

Later schoolmaster - Springston (1872), Little River (1875)

source: Christchurch City Libraries - Church Record transcripts.
BDM index 1888/3433.

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