John Dewar

John Dewar[1]

Male 1834 - 1927  (92 years)


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  • Gender Male 
    Birth 4 October 1834  Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Census 6 June 1841  Lowvalleyfield, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name          Age  M  F    Occ     Born in County
      James Dewar 40 Ag Lab Y
      Janet Dewar 30 Y
      Janet Dewar 12 Y
      Catharine Dewar 10 Y
      Margaret Dewar 8 Y
      John Dewar 6 Y
      David Dewar 4 Y
      May Dewar 2 Y
      N. R. 1 month Y
    Census 30 March 1851  Lowvalleyfield, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Name             Relation  Condition  Age  M  F    Occ            Where born
      James Dewar Head Mar 40 Ag Lab Perth Culross
      Janet Dewar Wife Mar 30 Labourer/Wife Midlothian Liberton
      James Dewar Son U 26 Seaman Perth Culross
      Margaret Dewar Daur U 8 Muslin Sewer Perth Culross
      David Dewar Son U 14 Scholar Perth Culross
      May Dewar Daur U 12 Scholar Perth Culross
      Ellen Dewar Daur U 9 Scholar Perth Culross
      Jean Dewar Daur U 6 Perth Culross
      George Dewar Son U 4 Perth Culross
      Robert Dewar Son U 1 Perth Culross
    Immigration 1862  Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    FamilySearch ID L2MR-BH1 
    Death 26 April 1927  Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Burial after 26 April 2927  Alexandra Cemetery, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
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    Person ID I10  Roger | Ancestors of Roger
    Last Modified 31 March 2022 

    Father John Dewar,   b. 6 March 1794, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 April 1878, Lowvalleyfield, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Janet Ross,   b. 11 June 1805, Carthall, Liberton, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 December 1877, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F11  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Bethia Bringans,   b. 30 October 1859, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 September 1937, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 15 February 1883  Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10
    Notes 
    • Inscription in Bible says:
      From Mr and Mrs Bringans
      To
      Mr and Mrs Dewar
      on their
      Marriage Day
      with the earnest desire that
      The Book
      May be daily read and studied.
      The Bush Mosgiel
      Fifteenth February 1883
    Children 
    +  1. Male John Robert Dewar, CBE,   b. 1883, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 April 1964, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)
       2. Male Alexander Dewar,   b. 25 February 1887, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 August 1887, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +  3. Female Janet “Nettie” Bethia Dewar,   b. 14 May 1889, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 December 1973, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
       4. Male Maurice Dewar,   b. between 1889 and 1894   d. Yes - date unknown
    +  5. Male Robert Alexander Dewar,   b. 1892, Dumbarton, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 August 1924, Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 16 February 2022 
    Family ID F6  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 October 1834 - Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 June 1841 - Lowvalleyfield, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 March 1851 - Lowvalleyfield, Culross, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1862 - Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 15 February 1883 - Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 26 April 1927 - Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - after 26 April 2927 - Alexandra Cemetery, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish/Suburb City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    John Dewar
    John Dewar
    John and Bethia Dewar and Family
    John and Bethia Dewar and Family
    Scanned from original photo held by Bob Moffat.
    Left to Right: John (Jack) Dewar, Janet (Nettie) Dewar, John Dewar, Bethia (Bringans) Dewar, Robert (Bert) Dewar
    John and Janet Dewar
    John and Janet Dewar
    John Dewar and his daughter Janet "Nettie" Dewar
    John Dewar
    John Dewar
    Photo of John Dewar panning for gold. Picture is mounted on card from "Olsen Photo, Caledonian Studio, Invercargill"
    Dewar Family Picnic
    Dewar Family Picnic
    John Dewar is under the tree, and his daughter Janet "Nettie" in front. I'm not sure who the others are, but likely they are John Robert "Jack" Dewar, and Robert Alexander Dewar - sons of John Dewar.

    Documents
    Extract of an Entry - John Dewar's Birth Certificate issued in 1881
    Extract of an Entry - John Dewar's Birth Certificate issued in 1881
    This extract from the records of the Parish of Culross was made in 1881 for John Dewar who was born in 1834. He married in 1883, so must have requested this copy before his marriage to Bethia Breingans.
    Marriage Entry for John Dewar and Bethia Bringans
    Marriage Entry for John Dewar and Bethia Bringans
    Copy of Register from Marriages in the District of North Taieri, dated 15 Feb 1883. Contains signatures of John Dewar and Bethia Bringans. Witnessed by (probably) Mary Bringans, Bethia's sister of Mosgiel, and Robert Mitchell, Carpenter of Dunedin.
    1841 British Census for Culross, Perthshire, Scotland
    1841 British Census for Culross, Perthsire, Scotland
    Census shows John Dewar, with wife Janet (Ross), and children Janet (12), Catharine (10), Margaret (8), John (6), David (4), May (2) and N.K. (Helen) (1 month).
    Image from Scotland’s People website.

    Headstones
    Headstone of John Dewar
    Headstone of John Dewar
    From FindAGrave.com FindAGrave Memorial 234978675

    Find a Grave, database and images (https:/​/​www​.findagrave​.com/​memorial/​234978675/​john-dewar : accessed 16 February 2022), memorial page for John Dewar (4 Oct 1835–20 Apr 1928), Find a Grave Memorial ID 234978675, citing Alexandra Cemetery, Alexandra, Central Otago District, Otago, New Zealand ; Maintained by Sharon Bliss (contributor 48309751) .
    Plot: Block OLD-A, Plot 60

    Histories
    Article from the 'Otago Witness' about Pioneer Gold Miners in Alexandra
    Article from the "Otago Witness" about Pioneer Gold Miners in Alexandra
    The article is about the opening of the Pioneer Gates in Alexandra to commemorate the Pioneer Gold Miners of the Early [18]Sixties. Article mentions W Bringans, along with John Dewar, Pioneer Gold Miner and his wife Mrs J Dewar (Bethia Breingans).
    John Dewar — Otago Pioneer: Notes about John Dewar
    Written by his daughter, Janet Bethia Dewar, probably in 1973, prior to her death (the third to last paragraph mentions "a grandson (1973)".

  • Notes 
    • A Popular Nonagenarian

      On Saturday evening last the 4th inst. A surprise visit was paid to the home of Mr and Mrs John Dewar, well known and esteemed residents of Alexandra by about 20 old friends, the occasion being the 90th birthday of Mr Dewar, whose residence in the districts of Roxburgh, Cromwell and Alexandra dates back to 1862.
      Mr Wm. Fraser presented Mr Dewar with a memento of his old friends’ good will and esteem and made eulogistic reference to the recipients and also to Mrs Dewar’s long, useful and honourable life in the community, ending by expressing the hope that they would both be spared to enjoy a further span of many happy years together.
      Other speakers endorsed the remarks made by Mr Fraser and with recitations the recounting of early reminiscences the partaking of a varied and sumptuous repast a very pleasant evening terminated with the singing of Auld Lang Syne.
      One of the visiting friends was Mrs Telford, another very old resident of the district, hale and hearty at the age of 86 and the founder of two generations in this community.
      Opportunity was also taken of presenting a handsome morris chair to Mrs Dewar, In making the presentation on behalf of some of the returned soldiers and Mrs Dewar’s co-workers of the Patriotic Association, Mrs Black spoke in glowing terms of the services rendered by Mrs Dewar both during and after the war. Nothing was too much trouble to her and she took an active interest in every boy that left the district, Several other speakers endorsed Mrs Blacks remarks. Mrs Dewar was taken completely by surprise and in returning thanks stated that she had done nothing more than what she considered to be her duty. [Source 303] [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland.

    2. [S61] hand drawn by Ashley Moffat, Hand Drawn Pedigree Chart.

    3. [S34] published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, Frame 898.

    4. [S252] John Kirk Penney, Registrar, Extract of an Entry in a register kept in the undermentioned parish or district.

    5. [S2743] British Census of 1841 for Village of Lowvalleyfield, Parish of Culross, Perthshire, Scotland.

    6. [S2744] British Census of 1851 for Village of Lowvalleyfield, Parish of Culross, Perthshire, Scotland.

    7. [S289] remembrance by his daughter, Janet Bethia Dewar, John Dewar - An Otago Pioneer.

    8. [S2698] record submitted by Sharon Bliss, Website “Find A Grave” - John Dewar.

    9. [S198] Family Bible presented to Mr and Mrs Dewar by Mr and Mrs Bringans.

    10. [S310] Copy of Register of Marriage for John Dewar and Bethia Bringans.

    11. [S303] unknown author, Article from an unknown newspaper.


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