Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Orlando William "Arthur"

Male Abt 1851 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name OLDHAM, Orlando William "Arthur" 
    Nickname Arthur 
    Born Abt Feb 1851  Glascow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • O.W. "Bill" Oldham notes:
      A 2 week old infant is listed on 1851 census as Arthur (Census taken 28/29 March 1851) The birth was apparently not registered. Not an uncommon happening. The 1861 Census records a 10 year old Orlando William. Orlando emigrated to New Zealand in 1869 at the age of 18. He died there on 10 Jan 1924.

      Interesting that Arthur was remaned Orlando William between 1851 and 1861. There were two well to do Orlando Oldhams in Denton area. One the eldest son of Joseph Oldham the founder in 1865 of Oldham and Son, an engineering firm which ladyalled Oldham Crompton, Ltd.

      The other Orlando Oldham is listed in the census returns between the years 1841-1881. He lived at 50 Mt. Pleasant, Mottram Old Road, Hyde ( only a couple of miles from Denton) with his first wife Susannah and later with a second wife An.ccupation was given as that of shuttle picker employing 24 men. He would then have been a wealthy man.

      Was Orlando so named in the expectation of some preferment from either of these?

      Cannot find any record of Catherine's birth. Family legend has it t hat she was the first girl born in New Zealand. The birth is reputed to have taken place in tented accomodation at Petone when the ship landed and before any civil admidllington and is interred in the same plot as her husband and sister in law Maria Grace Oldham. Believed that family lived at Kakanui after the marriage. Orlando owned a boiling down works (meat processing) at Patea about 1886. This was destroyed by fire in 1897. Previous to this date Orlan do had sold out to a local consortium. In 1901 he acquired the lease of Woodlands Packing and Canning County, near Invercargill. In 1912 he became manger of the Excelsior Laundry in Adelaide Road and in 1915 opened the Victoria Laundry in Oxford Terrace Wellington. These laundries had a considerble business with shipping.
    Person ID I16951  oldham
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2011 

    Father OLDHAM, Joseph William,   b. 21 Aug 1820, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1865, Glascow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother SEDDON, Elizabeth 
    Family ID F7020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GEE, Catherine Jane 
    Married 5 Dec 1873  Oamaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Witnesses W. J. Colsantin Smith of Kakanui, Margaret Dickson and George Gee of Kakanui (Bride's father) George died 29 Oct 1915. 
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, William,   b. 8 Mar 1874, Oamaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, George Orlando,   b. 1876, Oamaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Arthur,   b. 15 Oct 1879, Kakanui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Lois Catherine,   b. 10 Oct 1880, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. OLDHAM, Kate,   b. 4 Dec 1883, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. OLDHAM, Daniel,   b. 23 Feb 1887, Petone, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1957, Oamaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Cecil Charles,   b. 1888, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1948, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. OLDHAM, John Edwin "Jack",   b. 1892, Patea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1966, Westport, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Frank Patea,   b. 1894, Patea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1972, Sidney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Alfred Patea,   b. 7 Jan 1899, Patea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1961, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F7051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Feb 1851 - Glascow, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1873 - Oamaru, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3222] O.W."Bill" Oldham.