CAZNEAU, Emily Florence

Emily Florence Cazneau
64 Cuba Street, Wellington

succeeded by Frederick Hill at 64 Cuba Street about October 1886, premises later occupied by the New Zealand Photographic Co. and then Berry and Co.

Emily Florence Bentley [sometimes referred to as Emma] was born on 14 May 1855 the youngest daughter of Richard and Ellen Bentley of Sydney. She was baptised with her sister Lillian Elizabeth Bentley [married George Robert Peisley in 1877] at the Anglican Church, Sydney on 7 November 1872, she was then aged 17 years. Her father Richard Bentley, an old colonist and a native of Dublin, died on 28 April 1875 at his residence 16 Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills, Sydney of disease of the heart aged 60 years. She died in Adelaide, South Australia on 24 March 1892 aged 36 years [1].

She may be the "Miss Bentley" who arrived in Wellington from Sydney on the s.s. Wakatipu on 19 December 1876 [10].
Emily Bentley was married by the Rev. Harry Blake Redstone in the house of Mrs Sophia Lawes, Sydney Street, Wellington, New Zealand on 23 December 1876 [4] (registered 1876/2575), to Pierce Mott Cazneau [5] the sixth son of Margaret Sharpe and Edward Lancelott Cazneau, artist of Liverpool, England [2].  She was then aged 21 years, her husband was aged 27 years. Sophia Lawes' daughter Sarah Lawes married the photographer Charles Sorrell on 13 May 1876.

Pierce Mott Cazneau married secondly Christina Margaret Jane Harley daughter of J. Harley, she died on 17 February 1938, Adelaide aged 70 years, (mother of Jack, Pip, Dot and Carmen [11]). Pierce Mott Cazneau died 20 April 1928 at his residence Ebor Avenue, Torrensville, Adelaide, aged 78 years.

Margaret Cazneau the mother of Pierce Mott Cazneau died 17 June 1893 at her son's residence, 25 Forbes Street, Darlington [8].

Warren Housman Cazneau the brother of Pierce Mott Cazneau and third son of Edward Lancelott Cazneau married 25 January 1872 at St Andrews Church, Waratah, by the Rev. E. Lewis, Anetta  Kuhn, eldest daughter of P. Kuhn, Waratah [9].

Harold Cazneaux.
issue of Emily Florence Cazneau [Bentley] and her husband Pierce Mott Cazneau:
1. Harold Cazneau (also known as Harold Pierce Cazneaux) born 30 March 1878, Wellington, New Zealand, reg. 1878/4205, died 19 June 1953 at his residence, Roseville, Sydney, married 1 September 1905 at the Methodist Church, Boulevarde, Lewisham, Sydney by the Rev. Dr. Sellars, Winnifred Hodge youngest daughter of the late John Hodge, Adelaide [6]. Harold Cazneaux is the grandfather of Richard Harold Smith, the founder of Dick Smith Electronics.

1a. Rainbow W. Cazneaux born circa 1908 reg. 18662/1908 St Leonards, married Hugh Malanai Johnson, he was killed during WWII (parents of Robert and Sally)
1b. Jean L. Cazneaux born circa 1909, reg. 41494/1909 St Leonards
1c. May Beryl Cazneaux born circa 1911, reg. 20775/1911 St Leonards
1d. Carmen Cazneaux born circa 1913, reg. 19310/1913 St Leonards, married Vincent Frederick Field

1e. Joan Cazneaux married Herbert Smith
1f. Harold Ramsay Cazneaux (2nd A.I.F.) killed 14 September 1941

2. Gordon Cazneau (Major) born circa 1880, Wellington, died 7 September 1941 at Neutral Bay, Sydney (First A.I.F.), married 1915 St Peters Church, Blues Point Road, Sydney, Lizzie Gray Provest formerly Clark, she died 3 May 1947 Sydney aged 64 years

3. Carmen Cazneau born 3 March 1882 Newtown, Wellington [3], reg. 1882/6387, died about 1966, married 6 September 1905 at St Augustine's Church, Unley, by the Rev. Eugene Perrin, Ralph Hammer, third son of William H. Hammer [7].

3a. Ralph Cazneau Hammer born "Aroha," First Avenue, St Peters, Adelaide, reg. 1914    933/380
3b. Carmen Cazneau Hammer born "Aroha," First Avenue, St Peters, Adelaide, reg. 1922 102A/82
4. Gerald Cazneau born 10 August 1884 Wellington, died 15 October 1901 Payneham, South Australia [12].
issue of Christina Margaret Jane Cazneau [Harley] and her husband Pierce Mott Cazneau:
1. Harley John Cazneau "Jack" born 3 November 1896, reg. 593/86  Norwood, South Australia, died 31 March 1960 Adelaide, married Stella Maxine Francis [12].

2. Pierce Harley Cazneau "Pip" born 3 November 1896, reg. 593/86  Norwood, South Australia, died 1981, married Dorothy Elizabeth Bartlett [12].

3. Dorothy Harley Cazneau "Dot" born 6 March 1903, reg. 708/464 Adelaide, married William M. Minear [12].

Evening Post, Volume XXX, Issue 111, 6 November 1885, Page 3

Members of Friendly Societies will be interested in a photograph exhibited in the window of Messrs Milner and Thompson, High street [Christchurch]. It represents a group of members of the general Committee of the Friendly Societies, who so successfully carried out the arrangements of the recent demonstration by those bodies at Wellington on Oct. 15. The photograph, which was executed by Mr [sic] E. F. Cazneau, of Wellington, is neatly mounted, framed, and forms a pleasing memento of the Friendly Societies' gathering at the Industrial Exhibition.
Star, Issue 5464, 11 November 1885, Page 4

Evening Post, Volume XXXII, Issue 106, 18 September 1886, Page 3

Portrait of an unknown man by Emily Florence Cazneau

Evening Post, Volume XXXII, Issue 120, 5 October 1886, Page 1

Photographs by Harold Cazneaux

[1]  The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Wednesday 30 March 1892, page 4
[2] Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW), 13 January 1877 page 33
[3]  Evening Post, Volume XXIII, Issue 64, 18 March 1882, Page 2
[4] reg. 1876/2575  Pierce Mott Cazneau (as Carzeneau)
[5] birth registered - Births Mar 1850 Cazneau Pierce Mott, Wirral or Wirrall 19 317
[6] Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 7 October 1905, page 31
[7] The Register (Adelaide, SA), 17 October 1905, page 4 
[8] The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June 19893, page 1
[9] Newcastle Chronicle, 3 February 1872 aged 4
[10]  New Zealand Times, Volume XXXI, Issue 4913, 20 December 1876
[11]  The Advertiser (Adelaide), Mon 21 Feb 1938, Page 12 
[12] The Cazneauxs - The Ancestors of Dick Smith by Cora Num 2002


Sally Garrett said...

Pierce Mott Cazneau and his second wife Christina had THREE children, not four: Jack, Pip, and Dot. The "Carmen" mentioned was the daughter of Pierce and Emily, his first wife.

Early Canterbury Photography said...

Hi Sally, Christina's death notice in the The Advertiser (Adelaide), Mon 21 Feb 1938 Page 12, clearly states she was the "mother" of "Jack, Pip, Dot and Carmen". As you point out Carmen was the daughter of Pierce Mott Cazneau and his first wife, the photographer Emily Florence Cazneau, not is second wife Christina. I do not know why the family would have been mistaken about who Carmen's mother was. I have made this clearer in the information above.