James Walter Chapman-Taylor and Mary Gibson


Arrived New Zealand 1880 and was raise at Rosanagh (Farm) , Stratford. He was apprenticed to a Stratford builder and studied architecture by correspondence. he built his first house in Wellington in 1904 and although he built in Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Feilding, Marton and Wairarapa, most of his houses are in Wellington. These houses are still much sought after today. (2000) during a trip to England in 1909 he was influenced by the cottage style and construction and returned to NZ to interpret them into NZ materials and settings. He was a accomplished photographer and was a leading member of the Wellington Photographic Society for many years. jameswchaptay.jpg

Husband: James Walter CHAPMAN-TAYLOR
(1. Theodore; 2. Augustus; 3. John; 4. Walter; 5. Walter; 6. Walter:)
Born: 24 Jun 1878 at London
Married: 12 Apr 1900 at: Stratford
Died: 28 Oct 1958 at: Wellington
Father: Theodore Mould Chapman TAYLOR
Mother: Ada THOMAS
Other Spouses: Clara WALTON; Joan LUCAS; Marion HURST

Wife:Mary GIBSON
Born: 7 Dec 1876 at Kaikopu
Died: 1816 at: Wellington
Father: Harrison GIBSON
Mother: Mary HANDLEY
Other Spouses:
CHILDREN
Name: Mary CHAPMAN-TAYLOR
Born: 19 Apr 1901 at: Stratford, New Zealand
Married: 26 Dec 1928 at: Havelock North
Died: at: Eastbourne
Spouses: Phillip Lawrence HUNT

Name: Kingsbury CHAPMAN-TAYLOR (Rex)
Born: 21 Jun 1902 at: Stratford
Married: 29 Apr 1924 at: Auckland
Died: at:
Spouses: Constance SIMMONS

Name: Ada CHAPMAN-TAYLOR
Born: 13 Jun 1904 at: Wellington
Married: 1925 at:
Died: at:
Spouses: James Demetrius O'BRIEN

Name: Raymond CHAPMAN-TAYLOR
Born: 16 Oct 1908 at: Wellington
Married: 2 Sep 1932 at: Napier
Died: 11 Jan 1997 at: Takapuna
Spouses: Florence SEAR; Olive Yvonne MALCOLM

Name: John Gibson CHAPMAN-TAYLOR
Born: 10 Sep 1916 at: Wellington
Died: 1923 at: Wellington

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