Saturday, September 22, 2007

Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day & children

Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day (1847-1914)



Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day ca. 1900



Elizabeth Rachel Day 1865, 1868, 1870 and 1878



Above: Photos of Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day by Thomas J. Nevin
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Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day, wife of Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923), was born on 26 March 1847 and christened at St Mary’s, Rotherhithe, London, UK on 28th April 1847. Her parents James Day and Rachael Pocock were married at St David’s Hobart on January 6th, 1841, witnessed by James Day's brother-in-law, Captain Edward Goldsmith. Her father, master mariner James Day, was born on 10th June 1806, Yorkshire, and died in Hobart, Tasmania on 21st November 1882. Her younger sister Mary Sophia Day was born in Hobart in 1853. Elizabeth Rachel Day was named after her father’s sister, Elizabeth Day, who married Captain Edward Goldsmith at Liverpool, UK in 1829. Elizabeth Rachel Day married Thomas James Nevin on 12th July, 1871 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Kangaroo Valley, Hobart Tasmania.



Their marriage notice appeared in The Mercury of 15 July 1871.

NEVIN-DAY - On Wednesday, 12th July, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Kangaroo Valley, by the Rev. J. Hutchison, Thomas, eldest son of Mr. J. Nevin, of Kangaroo Valley, to Elizabeth Rachael [sic], eldest daughter of Captain Day, of Hobart Town.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin
Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin had seven children between 1872 and 1888, six surviving to adulthood.



Above: Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin 1872-1888



Above: Archives Office of Tasmania
Colonial Tasmanian Families (search Names index)


May (Mary Florence) Nevin (1872-1955).
Mary Florence Elizabeth Nevin, known as May to living descendants, was born at 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town, the location of Thomas Nevin's photographic studio (late A. Bock's). She was still living with her father when he died at 270 Elizabeth St. Hobart in 1923.



Above: May (Mary Florence) Nevin (1872-1955)
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Above: Mary Florence Nevin, known as May Nevin, second from right in fur coat, pictured here with her aunt Mary Axup, third from right, and her Axup cousins. From © The Axup Family and John Davis Collections ARR.

Thomas James (Sonny) Nevin (1874-1948).
Thomas James Nevin, known as "Sonny" to the family, and in later years, as Sergeant T. Nevin of the Salvation Army, was also born at the residence attached to the City Photographic Establishment, 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town.



Above: Sergeant Thomas James Nevin in Salvation Army uniform. 
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Sydney John Nevin (1876-1877)
Sydney John Nevin lived only four months; he was born at the Hobart Town Hall where the Nevin family resided from Thomas Nevin's appointment as Office and Hall Keeper in January 1876 to December 1880. Although no photograph has been forthcoming from family collections, this photograph by Thomas Nevin of a baby (with blue tinting on the pillow) may have been taken of Sydney in his first few months.





A vignetted cdv of a baby resting on a pillow which is heavily daubed with bright blue ink. The same coloured ink was used to print the verso with Nevin's most common commercial studio stamp "T. Nevin late A. Bock" etc and dates to ca. 1871-1874. Courtesy of © The Liam Peters Collection 2010. All right reserved.

William John Nevin (1878-1927)
William John Nevin was born at the Town Hall, Hobart during his father's incumbency there as the Office and Hall Keeper. He was named after his father's younger brother, William John Nevin (1851-1891). William died in a horse-and-cart accident in 1927.



Above: William John Nevin (1878-1927)
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George Ernest Nevin (1880-1957)
George Ernest Nevin was also born at the Town Hall, Hobart.



George Ernest Nevin, aged 6 yrs, ca. 1886
Taken by his father Thomas J. Nevin, New Town studio, b&w copy deposited 30/8/1974 by Drew family
Ref: NS434/1/245 Tasmanian Archives Collection (TAHO)



Above: George Nevin ( extreme right with dog) and rabbiteers ca, 1900
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George Nevin on viewer's right, with his brother Albert's father-in-law, Jack Davis, 1930s.
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Mary Ann (Minnie) Nevin (1884-1974)
Mary Ann Nevin, known as Minnie to living descendants, was born at Brisbane Street, Hobart. She married James Henry Drew in 1907.



Above: Minnie Nevin, aged 2yrs, ca. 1886
Taken by her father Thomas Nevin, New Town studio,  b&w copy deposited 30/8/1974  by Drew family
Ref: NS434/1/236 Tasmanian Archives Collection (TAHO)



Above: Minnie Nevin, aged 15yrs, ca. 1900
Unattributed, b&w copy deposited 30/8/1974  by Drew family
Ref: NS434/1/230 Tasmanian Archives Collection (TAHO)



Above: Minnie Nevin on extreme left, and her sister May Nevin on extreme right, with their mother's sister Mary Axup and her daughter Eva Baldwin ca 1938
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Albert Edward Nevin (1888-1955)
The last born, Albert Edward Nevin  married Emily Maud Davis in 1917 and fathered eight children. He is pictured here ca. 1917 with one of the pacers he rode and trained for more than forty years.



Above: Albert Edward Nevin ca. 1917
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IN MEMORIAM
Elizabeth Rachel Nevin died at the relatively young age of 67, on the 18th June, 1914. Thomas Nevin (1842-1923) was five years older than his wife and survived her by 7 years.



On the first anniversary of her death, her husband and children published this notice in The Mercury, June 18th, 1915:

IN MEMORIAM
NEVIN. - In sad but loving memory of our dear mother. Elizabeth Rachel Nevin,
who died June 18, 1914.

'Tis just twelve months ago to-day
Since our dear mother passed away
Ah, loved one dear, we miss you here,
From the home you loved so dear.

We saw her suffering day by day:
It caused us bitter grief
To see her slowly pine away,
And could not give relief.

We miss thy kind and willing hand,
The fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.

We think of you in silence -
No eye can see us weep -
And many a silent tear we shed
When others are asleep.

Our memory is as dear today
As on the day she passed away

Inserted by her loving family

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Thanks to Denis Shelverton (Tasmania) for images of Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin from George Nevin's scrapbook. The original scrapbook page looks like this:



Above: scanned from copies of cartes and a half stereograph pasted into the scrapbook of son George Nevin (1880-1957), these are amongst several contemporary family portraits taken by Thomas Nevin to survive. The scrapbook is now part of a great grandson's collection. Copyright © KLW NFC & The Private Collection of Denis Shelverton 2006-2010 ARR

Below Elizabeth's portrait is written the word "MAR" and below the (self?) portrait of Thomas Nevin, taken in his studio at 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town ca. 1876 (right), is written the word "PAR". Centre is a cut-out of one half of a stereograph showing the path leading to the (Lady) Franklin Museum, Ancanthe, Kangaroo Valley, Hobart where the family settled in the 1850s. Although in poor condition, these images are valuable for researchers as well as family members.

Thanks to John Davis (Germany) and the Axup family (Victoria) for the photograph of Mary Axup, her children and May Nevin.

Thanks to the descendants of Albert Nevin (Tasmania) for photographs of Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin, including the wedding photograph.



Above: The NEVIN-DAY wedding photograph pictured here placed on the original brown paper in which the Nevin family have kept this carte and several others of family members by Thomas Nevin.
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Thanks to Jackie Cetnar (Florida USA) an American descendant of the Tennyson Bates Family who migrated originally to California in 1910. Their daughter Gertrude Jane Tennyson Bates married Thomas James 'Sonny' Nevin in 1907 in Hobart.

The following genealogical schema was forwarded by Jackie Cetnar in 2005.

1. THOMAS JAMES NEVIN (Source: AVIR data.). He married ELIZABETH RACHEL DAY (Source: AVIR data.) July 12, 1871 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: CM 723336, 1871, reg state Tasmania, Ref number 271.).

More About THOMAS JAMES NEVIN:
Occupation: 1874, Photographer
More About THOMAS NEVIN and ELIZABETH DAY:
Marriage: July 12, 1871, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: CM 723336, 1871, reg state Tasmania, Ref number 271.)

Children of THOMAS NEVIN and ELIZABETH DAY are:

i. MAY FLORENCE ELIZABETH2 NEVIN, b. May 19, 1872, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: AVR data, CB 1517453, ref. no. 2599.); d. Abt. June 04, 1955, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.).

More About MAY FLORENCE ELIZABETH NEVIN:
Burial: June 04, 1955, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)
Residence: 1955, 38 Wignall St., Hobart, Tasmania (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)

2. ii. THOMAS JAMES NEVIN, b. April 16, 1874, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; d. Abt. July 17, 1948, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

iii. SYDNEY JOHN NEVIN, b. October 27, 1876, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: AVR data, CB 1517470, ref. no. 2294.); d. Abt. January 28, 1877, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: AVR data, CD 656166, ref. number 233.).

More About SYDNEY JOHN NEVIN:
Burial: January 28, 1877, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)

iv. WILIAM JOHN NEVIN, b. March 14, 1878, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: AVR data, CB 1517482, ref. no. 3488.); d. October 28, 1927, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records, CE EE 227.).

More About WILIAM JOHN NEVIN:
Burial: October 28, 1927, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)
Residence: 1927, 23 Newdegate st., North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)

v. GEORGE ERNEST NEVIN, b. April 02, 1880, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: AVR data, CB 1517409, ref. no. 1644.); d. July 30, 1957, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.).

More About GEORGE ERNEST NEVIN:
Burial: July 30, 1957, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)
Residence: 1957, 38 Wignall St., Hobart, Tasmania (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)

vi. MARY ANN NEVIN, b. November 09, 1884, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: AVR data, CB 1517451, ref. no. 2507.).

vii. ALBERT EDWARD NEVIN, b. May 02, 1888, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Tasmania Archives.); d. November 03, 1955, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Memorial Inscriptions of Cornelian Bay Cemetery.); m. EMILY MAUD; b. Abt. 1892, Unknown; d. Abt. June 15, 1971, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.).

More About ALBERT EDWARD NEVIN:
Burial: November 05, 1955, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)
Residence: 1955, 61 Sunderland St., Hobart, Tasmania (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)

More About EMILY MAUD:
Burial: June 15, 1971, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Source: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records.)
Residence: 1971, 8 Jameson St., Glenorchy, Tasmania

See also Key Dates 1842-1923.