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Capt. John Alexander Algie

Capt. John Alexander Algie

Male 1857 - 1948  (90 years)

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  • Name John Alexander Algie 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 29 Apr 1857  , Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1878  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1907  Paeroa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    postmaster 
    Occupation 1914  Waihi, Hauraki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Mar 1948  Auckland Council, Aukland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, Auckland Council, Aukland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1332  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2018 

    Father John Algie,   b. 13 Jan 1824, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1888, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Stewart,   b. 1825, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1907, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1854  Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Histories
    Algie - 'Gang warily'
    Algie - "Gang warily"
    from "Armorial families - a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour"
    5th ed. compiled and edited by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies.
    Colvin Algie's Diary
    Colvin Algie's Diary
    World War One's Gallipoli campaign up close
    Family ID F428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Agnes Macmillan,   b. 12 Mar 1866,   d. 9 Jul 1899, Arrowtown, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1886  St. Andrew's Parish, Balclutha, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Colvin Stewart Algie,   b. 6 Jul 1887, Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1916, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +2. Sir Ronald Macmillan Algie,   b. 22 Oct 1888, Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1978, Aukland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Doric Laird Algie,   b. 21 Jul 1892, Kaitangata, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 55 years)
    Colvin Algie's Diary
    Colvin Algie's Diary
    World War One's Gallipoli campaign up close
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Penelope Anderson Monro,   b. 1881, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1954, Aukland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1924 
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F1055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1857 - , Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1878 - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Oct 1886 - St. Andrew's Parish, Balclutha, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - postmaster - 1907 - Paeroa, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1914 - Waihi, Hauraki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Mar 1948 - Auckland Council, Aukland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, Auckland Council, Aukland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    John and Penelope
    John and Penelope

    John Alexander Algie and Penelope Anderson Algie
    John Alexander Algie
    John Alexander Algie
    1941

    photo courtesy Elizabeth Bayliss
    Ron, Doric, John Alexander Algie, and Colvin
    Ron, Doric, John Alexander Algie, and Colvin

    Histories
    Algie crest in the castle at Thornes Bay, NZ
    Algie crest in the castle at Thornes Bay, NZ
    Argent, two pallets gules, on a chief of the last, two mullets of the first.
    Mantling gules, doubled argent.
    Crest — On a wreath of his liveries, a bear sejant proper, muzzled gules, supporting with its fore-paws a club sable.
    Motto —
    " Gang warily."
    John Alexander Algie
    John Alexander Algie
    digging in the garden with the boys, Arrowtown
    John and Ron
    John and Ron
    John Alexander Algie, Ronald Algie

    I wonder, would this be Robbie Burns day and is he cutting a haggis?
    Algie castle, New Zealand
    Algie castle, New Zealand

    Albums
    John Alexander Algie gallery
    John Alexander Algie gallery (16)
    The New Zealand branch of the Algies.

  • Notes 
    • 1875 May 01 Appointed as Messenger, Telegraph, Balclutha (1)
      1883 Dec 29 Appointed Vaccination Inspector at Wyndham (2)
      1891 Jan 22 Postmaster Balclutha; also Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages; also Government Life Insurance Agent. (3)
      1911 Sep 11 Postmaster; Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages; Government Life Insurance Agent (4 )

      (1) Appendices to the Journal of the House of Representatives (AJHR)
      (2) New Zealand Gazette 1875 Section H11 Nominal Roll of the Civil Establishment of New Zealand on the 30th June 1875
      (3) New Zealand Gazette 1891 Post & Telegraph Classification, pg115.
      (4) New Zealand Gazette 1911 Post and Telegraph Classification pg3202.

      He was a Captain in the 6th Maurani Regiment, New Zealand Military Forces.

      Served in the South African (Boer) War : His occupation at that time was postmaster in Lake county. Address: Arrowtown Otago.
      He embarked on the ship Kent, March 1902. His rank at that time was lieutenant of the South Island Regiment - B squadron. (Queen's Medal and clasps)

      He was also in the Great War(1914-1918) in command of the Mounted Rifles, Occupying Forces Samoa (British war medal).

      some sources...
      http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/37267.detail
      http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/john-alexander-algie
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      Otago Witness , Issue 2296, 3 March 1898, Page 29

      Bon Voyage !- Mr J. A. Algie, in charge of the Arrowton post and telegraph office, has been proffered and accepted the office of mail agent on the outgoing Vancouver boat. As Mr Algie served in a similar capacity last year on a 'Frisco hoat the repetition of such an offer may be read as highly flattering to the recipient, for it is well known that the position is much coveted by the gentlemen of the Postal department Mr Algie will reach Vancouver when the stream of eager goldseekers flowing into the Yukon Valley is at high flood, and it will require a strong staying power not to be carried away with it. Mr Algie leaves here on. Monday next to meet the Micwera at Wellington, Mr W. Canning, of the Dunedin office, filling the vacancy during his absence. By a strict attention to business and an equable, gentlemanly urbanity Mr Algie has made many friends, who join in congiatu.ating him on what amounts to a holiday trip and in virishicg him lon voyage and a safe return. Mr H. B. Smith is appointed to act as registrar of births, marriages, and deaths during Mr Algie's absence.