FREEMAN, Edward Henry

Edward Henry Freeman
later New Zealand Photographic Co.

 born 13 January 1869, Nelson, New Zealand, reg. 1869/22117 
son of Hannah Cross and Henry Augustus Freeman (carpenter)
bapt 7 March 1869, All Saint's, Nelson, New Zealand
died 26 February 1928 Cuba Street, Wellington aged 59 aged, reg. 1928/10925
buried 29 February 1928 Karori Cemetery, section CH ENG2, plot number 121 J.

Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 48, 1 March 1928, Page 16

Hannah Cross and Henry Augustus Freeman married 24 June 1868 at Christ Church, Nelson by the Rev. G. H. Johnstone, reg. 1868/8114. He was youngest son of the late Thomas Freeman and Hannah Cross was the second daughter of Thomas Cross of Lower Walmer, Kent, England. Hannah Freeman died 24 September 1928 at her residence 20 Rhodes Street, Wellington aged 69 years, buried 25 September 1928 Karori Cemetery, section CH ENG2, plot number 121 J. Henry Augustus Freeman was buried 4 September 1933 Karori Cemetery, section CH ENG2, plot number 121 J.

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XX, Issue 185, 5 August 1886, Page 3

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XX, Issue 192, 13 August 1886, Page 2
[this notice was repeated in the Nelson Evening Mail until 18 August 1886]

  Evening Post, Volume XXXV, Issue 102, 2 May 1888, Page 3

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand -
Wellington Provincial District
Freeman, Henry August, Builder and Contractor, Home Street, Wellington. Mr. Freeman's parents came from England in 1842 by the barque "London," and settled in Nelson. There Mr. Freeman served his apprenticeship to Mr. John Scott, and gained considerable experience in the trade. Afterwards he learnt boat-building under his father, Mr. Thomas Graham Freeman, who was a shipwright at Nelson, and the first to start shipbuilding at that place. In 1873 he went to Westport and commenced business as a shipbuilder, afterwards living in Reefton, in Westport, and in Nelson, and finally came to Wellington in 1889, where he has been in business up to the present time. Mr. Freeman has been in partnership for some months past with Mr. Charles Johnston, a builder of repute, under the style of Freeman and Johnston. Mr. Freeman was married in Nelson, and has eleven children - seven daughters and four sons - the eldest son being manager of the New Zealand Photographic Company.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for providing this information about my Great Great Uncle. I've just started working on collating a family history and had been struggling to remember the stories my mother told me decades ago about him. It is sad to think that this lovely and talented man took his own life.

Unknown said...

Sarah, I would love to be able to get in contact with you, as I too have Freeman ancestry, which I have only recently discovered (my great great grandmother was Jane Yarkens James - nee Freeman, she was married in Wellington in 1850; her brother was Henry Augustus, father of Edward). I am pleased to have been able to tell my mother (who was born a James) something more of her ancestry, which she was not aware of, and would love to be able to discuss more with you.