Arthur Scoullar in later life.
Arthur Scoullar was
born in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1830 son of Joseph Scoullar and Isobel Brodie. He had six siblings.
Mary b 1815.
Janet b 1817.
Isabel b 1825.
John born 1827 in Stewarton Scotland, he married Mary Ann Gordon in Barony Lanarkshire Scotland on the 25th May 1851 aged about 24. John died 10th May 1892 at Barwon near Nathalia Victoria Australia
aged 65. Mary was born 9th February 1821 in Scotland she died 8th February 1914 at Mathalia Victoria. Their children were
born in Lanark Scotland 1852 and died 18th June 1925 in Christchurch N.Z. Joseph Gordon came to New Zealand when he was a
young man of around 18 years (He was a newspaper journalist) to live with his Uncle Arthur Scoullar. He apparently had an affair with the maid and she got pregnant. He was so the story goes was banished from the family. The
case against Joseph Scoullar, (Robert Mahon seeking on behalf of his daughter Mary, "expenses incurred in connection with her confinement"), was of course, dismissed. The Court reports don't even mention the child. It is perhaps curious that confinement
expenses only, are being sought ?
If the child was still living then surely Mr Scoullar would have been called upon to pay maintenance for it's upbringing. MAHON - Baby - aged 1 week Died: 4 April 1876 Buried : Northern Cemetery
Joseph married Margaret Sullivan 19th March 1880 at Bluff N.Z. They had 14 children 4 dying in infantcy.
John Gordon born 1860 in Castlemaine Victoria he died in 1874 in Harcourt Victoria.
Ann born 1862 in Harcourt Victoria
she died in Elstonwick Victoria she married Hugh Ormond in 1882 at Echua.
James born 1865 at Barker Creek Victoria and died 1936 in Queensland. He married Ellen Ormond in 1885 and then Margaret
Ormond in 1892.
Mary born 1867 Loddon Victoria and died Dubbo N.S.W. she married Albert Lennon 1909.
born 1870 Castlemain, Victoria and Died Nathalia Victoria she married William Lubke in 1890 at Narioka.
Elizabeth born 1873 in Loddon she died in 1940 in Lillydale Victoria she
married John Dohnt in 1902 at Narioka.
Margaret born 1876 in Loddon she died in Nathalia in 1933 she married Charles Schier in 1901.
Isabella born 1857 at Parramatta N.S.W. She died in Nathalia in 1906 she married Henry Lubke in 1902 in Narioka.
Jane born 1855 in Parramatta
she died in 1921 in Drouin Victoria she married Walter Spinks in 1877 at Deniliquine N.S.W..
was sent to work at the age
of seven, and for eight years was engaged in making Kilmarnock bonnets. He was then apprenticed to the cabinet making business in Glasgow, where he completed his term about 1850, and, in 1854, sailed for Melbourne, as a carpenter's mate on the ship “Contest”.
Arthur SCOULLAR married Eliza Jane TINBY (Temby) nee Nankerves in 1860 (reg 246). They had a daugher named Annabella in 1861 (reg 266) and another, Amelia, in 1862 (reg
20131, as SCHOOLER), mother as Eliza Jane Nankervis. Both born in Collingwood Victoria Australia.
Arthur Scoullar may have adopted Eliza
Jane and Samuels Dunstan's son John Dunston who would have been about 5 or 6 years old, when they married. Eliza made her mark on documents so was the name Dunstan mispelt to Donaldson at some stage. There certainly doesn't seem to
be two little boys. Seems strange that a birth certificate for John Donaldson Scoullar and a death certificate for John Dunstan can't be found. It may have been written as it sounds early on and just stuck. Donaldson/Dunstan.) In Arthur Scoullar's will, he mentions his stepson John DUNSTAN receiving an amount as long as Eliza was alive. After six unprofitable years on the Australian goldfields he came over to New Zealand, where he was very successful on the Clutha diggings.
Passenger list of the Gotherburg
SCOULLER A 32 GOTHENBURG I FEB 1863 OTAGO FEB 1863 009
SCOULLER —- MRS 28
GOTHENBURG I FEB 1863 OTAGO FEB 1863 009
SCOULLER —- CHILD WITH 5 GOTHENBURG I FEB 1863 OTAGO FEB 1863 009
SCOULLER —- CHILD WITH 3 GOTHENBURG I FEB 1863 OTAGO FEB 1863 009
—- INFANT WITH I GOTHENBURG I FEB 1863 OTAGO FEB 1863 009
In 1863 Arthur Scoullar established himself in business in Dunedin, and was afterwards
joined by Mr. Chisholm, under the style of Scoullar and Chisholm, furniture warehousemen. Arthur Scoullar was the Mayor of Dunedin for the year 1884–85,
was previously a member of the city Council. Arthur died in Wellington in 1899. Eliza Jane his wife had died in Timaru in 1921.
Eliza Jane and Arthurs children were:
Annie Bella born in Collingwood Australia in 1861
married thomas Brown.
Amelia born in Collingwood Victoria Australia in 1862. O.D.T. Marriage On the 26th April (Easter Monday), at St. Pauls Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon Edwards, Edmund James to Amelia,
second daughter of Arthur Scoullar, of this city. Dunedin.
Alexander (died) 1927 in Wellington New Zealand. By Telegraph -Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Sunday. Mr. Alexander Scoullar, second son of the founder of the firm of Scoullar, Chisholm, and Company,
furniture manufacturers, of Wellington and Dunedin, died to-day. He leaves a widow and one son.
Arthur William married Harriet Amanda Powley in 1891
their children were; Victor Emmanuel 1891 died 1916 aged 25, Arthur William 1891 died 1973, Dorothy 1892 Frank 1894, Gladys Vivienne1895 and Mabel Letitia 1898. Victor Emmanuel and Arthur William were twins.
Elizabeth married John Spence Nichol
Francis Matilda married Charles Orlando Curtis
Mable Alice: married Alexander Carson (born Dunedin 28th Jan 1870) in 1901. Alexander ultimately became Master mariner sailing aboard ships plying G.B. to N.Z. Was aboard
the Monawai when he married Mabel Alice Scoullar. He retired to Gisborne as Harbour master. They raised 5 children Charles Beresford b 1903. Arthur James b 1905. died Toronto Canada 1946 when second engineer SS Matua. William Nicol b 1916 Major nz artillery
MC MID died from wounds in Italy 1944 aged 28. Bill Carson as he was known was a double All Black representing NZ in both cricket and rugby. Allison Mabel b 1917 a spinster died in Gisborne.
Florence b 1865 Flora died in 1882. O.D.T.Death On
the 25th April, at York place, Florence, the beloved daughter of Arthur and Eliza Jane Scoullar, of typhoid fever; aged 17 years. She is buried in the Southern cemetery Dunedin.
John Donaldson or Dunstan (son of Eliza Jane Nankervis and Samuel Dunstan stepson of Arthur Scoullar)born 1850 died 1898 aged 48. married
Mary Louisa Gibbs in 1877. Their family below..