James Conrad Hurst Primmer
M, b. 23 April 1887, d. 16 March 1942
- James Conrad Hurst Primmer was born on 23 April 1887 in New Zealand.
- He was the son of George Conrad (Con) Primmer and Emma Jane Patchling.
- On 18 May 1918 the following appeard in The Brisbane Courier - "Mr Walsh (instructed by Messrs Stephens and Tozer) appeared for the plaintiff. There was no appearance for the defendant or co-defendant. This was a case in which William Henry Dodd, of Wellington road. Woolloongabba, a packer, petitioned for a dissolution of marriage with May Dodd (formerly Keenan), on the grounds of her misconduct with James Conrad Primmer of Woolloongabba, tram motor man, from whom plaintiff claimed £500 as damages.
The petition showed that the plaintiff and defendant were married at St John's Cathedral Ann street, Brisbane, on October 1, 1913, and lived happily together at Nile street, Woolloongabba, up to June 29 1915 on which date plaintiff departed with the AIF on active ser- vice. The petition further set out that during February, 1917, and divers other occasions at Cleveland road, Coorparoo the defendant committed misconduct with James Conrad Primmer, of Woolloon gabba, tram motor man, and a male child was born on November 18, 1917, at Cleveland road, of which co-defendant was the father.
The plaintiff gave evidence to the effect that he joined the forces early in 1915, and left for the Front on perfectly amicable terms with his wife. On his return he was met by his mother and father, who showed him a birth certificate of a child his wife had given birth to during his absence and of which he was not the father. He then instructed his solicitor to take proceedings for divorce.
Evidence was given by the officer of the court to the effect that when he served the co defendant with the necessary documents in the case he admitted that he was the father of the child.
The jury found the issues proved, and assessed the images at £400
His Honour then granted a decree nisi for a dissolution of the marriage to be moved absolute after the expiration of three months and entered judgment against the co-defendant for £400 and costs. The plaintiff was given custody of his own child, which is now in his
- James Conrad Hurst Primmer died on 16 March 1942 in New Zealand at age 54.
James Stephen Primmer
M, b. between July 1870 and September 1870, d. June 1936
- James Stephen Primmer was born between July 1870 and September 1870 in Hamble, Hampshire.
- He was the son of James Primmer and Ann Light.
- At the time of the 2 April 1871 census James Stephen Primmer was living in the household of James Primmer and Ann Light in Hamble. James was 36, Ann 27 and son James 0. All were born in Hamble.
- His death was recorded with the an unknown place , Hampshire Registration District in the June 1936 Quarter.
F, b. 27 August 1797, d. 19 June 1842
- Charts: Descendants of Charles Eyles
- Jane Primmer was baptized on 27 August 1797 in Hampshire, England.
- She was the daughter of Benjamin Primmer and Martha Newland.
- At the age of 16 years, 7 months and 11 days, Jane Primmer married Daniel Eyles, son of Charles Eyles and Hannah Phillips, on 7 April 1814 in East Meon, Hampshire, England. The marriage was with consent of her parents, witness was Robert Smith. Both were of East Meon.
- Jane Primmer and Daniel Eyles appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Lasham. Daniel is shown as a 45 year old agricultural labourer, living with his wife Jane also 45, sons John 10, Ben 8, and Ezra 3, and daughter Esther(daughter of Elizabeth) aged 7.
- Jane Primmer and Daniel Eyles immigrated to South Island, New Zealand, on 24 September 1841. The Eyles family - Daniel 44, an agricultural labourer, Jane 44, Mary 23, a servant, William 18, and agricultural labourer, Jane 16 a servant, John 11, Benjamin 10, Ann 13 and Ezra 2 left from London on the Mary Ann, captained by Bolton arriving at Nelson NZ on 5 February 1842. They were part of the second fleet of ships commissioned by The New Zealand Company to bring settlers to the area around Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand. Their daughter Amelia's husband Thomas Cresswell was on the Whitby, part of the first fleet sent to settle Nelson. Ezra Eyles died on the voyage. The family encountered very hard conditions. They lived in a hut made of Manuka and clay while other families endured in houses consisting of four poles and a fern leaf roof. According to family hearsay one poor man was brought to the Eyles home and laid on the mud floor because his house was not weather proof. It is also said that Jane and her daughter Ann collected flat stones from the river, and using some clay Daniel had collected to plug holes in the wall, build an "oven around the wall and put in what they called on ship a boulli tin for a flue". That was the first chimney. Conditions were wet for the first few months and sickness was rife. Then when the New Zealand Company went broke food was scarce. Over a five week period they only had one loaf of bread in the house and could not purchase tea and sugar. If not for the potatoes they would have starved and Daniel found it difficult to find work. Anne had waited in line for more than an hour sometimes and then missed out at the bakehouse. The family didn't own the land but were squatters.
The entry in the Embarkation Register for the family is Eyles, Daniel (wife Jane), agric labourer, 44; 3 boys 11,10,3; 1 girl 13. Mary servant 23; William agric labourer 18; Jane servant 16. Their address on the application register was Lasham. The family was recommended by a M Crowley.
- Jane Primmer died on 19 June 1842 in New Zealand at age 44. Her death is recorded in a family bible.
Children of Jane Primmer and Daniel Eyles
- Elizabeth Eyles+ b. 1815, d. 25 October 1899
- Amelia Eyles+ b. 14 September 1816, d. 1 July 1889
- Mary Eyles+ b. 30 October 1818, d. 20 July 1888
- Charles Eyles+ b. 26 January 1821, d. 5 April 1886
- William Eyles+ b. 6 February 1823, d. 31 July 1875
- Jane Eyles+ b. circa 1825, d. 22 March 1891
- Ann Eyles+ b. 9 May 1828, d. 6 March 1907
- John Eyles+ b. 1831, d. 15 January 1902
- Benjamin Eyles b. 15 January 1833, d. 25 May 1882
- Ezra Eyles b. 3 June 1838, d. 19 October 1841
F, b. 11 September 1836
F, b. 26 March 1848
M, b. 17 June 1821, d. July 1891
- John Primmer was baptized on 17 June 1821 in East Meon, England. His father was a labourer living at East Meon at the time.
- He was the son of Benjamin Primmer and Martha Newland.
- His marriage, at 30 years and 2 months, to Ann Norman was registered in the September 1851 Quarter in Farnham, Hampshire Registration District.
- Between October 1851 and 1860 the family lived at East Meon before moving to Sussex.
- John Primmer and Ann Norman appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Sussex. John was the 40 year old head, born East Meon. Ann was 29 years old, born East Meon. Their children Benjamin 7, Alice Emily 5 and Joseph John 2, were all born East Meon.
- John Primmer and Ann Norman appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Sussex. John, 49 and his wife Ann 39, and Joseph 12 - an ag. labourer were all born East Meon. Their other children Louisa 9, Annie 7, Julia 4, William and Edward both aged 2 were born in North Mundham.
- John Primmer and Ann Norman appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Sussex. John was a 61 year old shepherd and Ann was 49. Both were born in East Meon, Hampshire.
- His death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the July 1891 Quarter. Westhampnett includes the town of North Mundham.
Children of John Primmer and Ann Norman
- Benjamin Henry Primmer b. 7 October 1853
- Alice Emily Primmer+ b. 17 December 1855
- Joseph John Primmer b. 3 October 1858
- Louisa Mary Primmer b. December 1861
- Annie Laura Primmer b. December 1863
- Julia Fanny Primmer b. September 1866, d. March 1926
- William James Primmer b. December 1868
- Edward George Primmer b. December 1868
- Harry Herbert Primmer+ b. June 1871, d. September 1929
M, b. 6 August 1848
- John Primmer was baptized on 6 August 1848 in Blendworth.
- He was the son of Elizabeth Fisher.
- His marriage, at 22 years, to an unknown person was registered in the September 1870 Quarter in Catherington, Hampshire Registration District.
John Foster Roy Primmer
M, b. 21 January 1889, d. November 1947
- John Foster Roy Primmer was born on 21 January 1889 in New Zealand.
- He was the son of John William Primmer and Mary Patchling.
- On 18 January 1918 John was involved in an accident as reported by The Capricornian - " BRISBANE, January 18
A tramcar left the rails at the Valley corner tonight and ran into a verandah post at Anderson's butchery. The motor man, J Primmer sustained serious injuries and was admitted into the hospital in an unconscious condition. A young woman named Victoria Morris who was a passenger on the car, received slight injuries and was conveyed by Ambulance to her home."
- John Foster Roy Primmer appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1943 living at Brisbane.
- On 17 July 1920 John was arrested at Maryborough:- " CHARGE OF CAUSING FEAR. In the Police Court yesterday morning before Mr. Jas, Bracewell P.M. John Foster Primmer, a young man was charged with having on that morning, at Tiaro, without law ful occasion, gone armed in public in such a manner as to cause fear. Senior Sergeant Sullivan, who prosecuted, said that the occurrence had taken place on the mail train from
Brisbane when it was near Tiaro. Evidence was given by Hedley Bovard, police constable, stationed at Maryborough, who stated that he knew the defendant. He saw him at the Police Station about 10 o'clock that morning, when he read to him a warrant, which he produced. He made no reply. He took defen dant to the watch-house and arrested him on the charge mentioned in the warrant. Senior-Sergeant Sullivan asked for a remand until Wednesday next. He did not object to bail being granted. The defendant said he desired to obtain bail, which was allowed, accused in a sum of £50 and two sureties of £25 or one of £50.
- At the age of 31 years, John Foster Roy Primmer married Elizabeth Agnes Suttor in 1921 in Queensland. This was Elizabeth's third marriage. She was previously married to an Albert Best and then an Ahern and brought at least 6 children to the marriage. She and John had at least two sons and possibly a daughter.
- John Foster Roy Primmer died in November 1947 in Queensland at age 58.
- He was buried on 26 November 1947 in Lutwyche Cemetery.
John Foster Roy (Jack) Primmer
M, b. 23 October 1922, d. 20 November 1941
- John Foster Roy (Jack) Primmer was born on 23 October 1922 in Alderley.
- He was the son of John Foster Roy Primmer and Elizabeth Agnes Suttor.
- John Foster Roy (Jack) Primmer enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 8 May 1939. He gave his next of kin as his mother Elizabeth.
- John Foster Roy (Jack) Primmer died on 20 November 1941 at age 19. He was aboard the HMAS Sydney when she sank off the coast of Western Australia. The loss of HMAS Sydney (II) is Australia’s greatest naval tragedy. Its disappearance in 1941 without a trace left a legacy of uncertainty for decades. In March 2008, renewed efforts to find the Sydney came to fruition, confirming her fate and bringing closure to the mystery.
Celebrated for her successful battles in the Mediterranean, where she famously sank the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni, HMAS Sydney (II) and her crew of predominantly young men received a hero’s welcome on her return to Australia in February 1941. She was then tasked with escorting troopships to South East Asia, following an Indian Ocean route along the west coast of Western Australia.
It was on the return of one of these voyages that she encountered the German Raider HSK Kormoran, on 19 November 1941. The Kormoran was disguised as a Dutch merchant vessel that was seemingly incompetent at returning the Sydney's signals, unaware, the Sydney approached the unknown vessel. Once within range where her superior armament could not advantageously defend her, the Komoran used the advantage of surprise and brought all its armament to bear on the Sydney While neither ship survived, the Sydney was lost with all hands - a complement of 645 young men. 318 of the Kormoran’s complement of 390 survived.
John William Primmer
M, b. 1849, d. 6 December 1903
- John William Primmer was born in 1849.
- He was the son of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst.
- At the age of 26 years, John William Primmer married Mary Patchling on 9 June 1875 in New Zealand.
- In the 1876's John William Primmer and George Conrad (Con) Primmer and perhaps brothers Noah and Edward owned a butcher shop and stables. These were sold to Henry Tasker in 1876. At some stage Con moved to the Milton area and Edward moved to Queensland. The Primmer name continued to be associated with stables and trotting for many years after.
- On 6 July 1880 the Nelson Evening Mail ran an advertisement advising of the Bankruptcy of John William Primmer, of Richmond, Butcher and Debtor.
- John William Primmer died on 6 December 1903 in New Zealand.
- On 7 December 1903 John's obituary appeared in the Ashburn Guardian "- The death is reported of Mr John William Primmer, of East Street, a well known and respected resident of Ashburton. The deceased died at two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the cause of death being consumption. Mr Primmer was born in Nelson, where he was for many years well known as a hunter of big game, a cricketer, and a member of the local Cavalry Corps. He came to this district some nineteen years a go, and was for some little time after his arrival engaged in cattle and sheep dealing on his own account, afterwards entering the employ of Mr Jas. Buckley, of Lagmhor Estate, with whom he remained for about sixteen year 3, residing at Tinwald. Mr Primmer came to Ashburton about a year ago, and started a restaurant in East Street, He leaves a widow, a son, and a married daughter (Mrs H. Hewson). The funeral' takes place to-morrow at 2.30 at the Ashburton Cemetery."
M, b. 5 April 1807, d. 17 November 1873
- Joseph Primmer was baptized on 5 April 1807 in East Meon, England.
- He was the son of Benjamin Primmer and Martha Newland.
- At the age of 31 years, 7 months and 5 days, Joseph Primmer married Ann Hurst on 10 November 1838 in Hampshire. [The surname was spelt PRIMER on the marriage record]. He was a labourer of East Meon, his father Benjamin was deceased. Ann's father was Philip Hurst a labourer. Ann was a minor, spinner-servant. Both lived at East Meon.
- Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst immigrated to New Zealand on 15 March 1842. Joseph 30, an agricultural labourer and Ann 24 travelled on the Bolton with their children Benjamin, aged 9 months and Ann 2. Ann died on the voyage.
- On 17 February 1844 Joseph was listed as a labourer of Maitai in the Nelson Examiner. On 15 Feb 1845 he was listed as a dairyman of Maiati Valley. In 1846 he was listed as a cowkeeper, then a labourer in 1847. From 1848-1850 he was a farmer at Suburban south. He has some unclaimed letters over the next few years, and was amongst lists of names urging people to nominate for election. His name was on a Petition of Settlers to Parliament in 1849. He continued to be listed as a farmer at Waimea East until 1861. In August 1861, the birth of a daughter was announced (Harriet). In 1862 he was listed as owning £1 /13s in rates to the Roads Board.
- Joseph Primmer died on 17 November 1873 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 66. The Colonist reported - "Mr Joseph Primmer when walking on the road near his house at Richmond, on November 17th, about two p.m, in company with Mr John Sutton, suddenly fell down dead. The cause of death is supposed to be heart disease. Mr Primmer had been complaining the last few days of unusual pain in the region of the heart."
- On 20 November 1873 an inquest was held into his death - The Colonist reported- An inquest was held last week on the body of Mr Joseph Primmer, an old and respected settler at Richmond, who dropped down dead on Monday last. From the evidence it appeared that he was at the time walking along the road with Mr John Sutton, who was talking of the price of oats, saying that they were then 6s 6d a bushel. Mr Primmer replied Yes, and they'll soon be .... when he staggered and fell. He was immediately picked up and found to be quite dead. He had before been suffering from heart disease, and his death was ascribed to that cause.
Children of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst
- Ann Primmer b. September 1839, d. 1842
- Benjamin Primmer+ b. 20 December 1840, d. 25 June 1918
- Mary Jane Primmer+ b. 1843, d. 10 December 1924
- Susannah Primmer+ b. 1846, d. 27 February 1923
- Francis Primmer+ b. 1847, d. 2 July 1921
- Fanny Primmer+ b. 24 September 1848, d. 18 June 1931
- John William Primmer+ b. 1849, d. 6 December 1903
- George Conrad (Con) Primmer+ b. 1850, d. 11 March 1924
- Ellen Primmer+ b. 1851, d. 27 June 1939
- Noah Primmer b. 1853, d. 7 October 1927
- Martha Ann Primmer+ b. 28 June 1854, d. 1880
- Henry Primmer+ b. 1856, d. 1944
- Leonard Primmer b. 1857, d. 14 July 1938
- Edward Primmer+ b. 1859, d. 11 November 1936
- Harriet Primmer+ b. 30 August 1861, d. 1913
- Lily Primmer+ b. 14 October 1866
Joseph John Primmer
M, b. 3 October 1858
- Joseph John Primmer was baptized on 3 October 1858 in East Meon, Hampshire. His father was a labourer living at Riplington at the time.
- He was the son of John Primmer and Ann Norman.
- At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Joseph John Primmer was living in the household of John Primmer and Ann Norman in Sussex. John was the 40 year old head, born East Meon. Ann was 29 years old, born East Meon. Their children Benjamin 7, Alice Emily 5 and Joseph John 2, were all born East Meon.
- At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Joseph John Primmer was living in the household of John Primmer and Ann Norman in Sussex. John, 49 and his wife Ann 39, and Joseph 12 - an ag. labourer were all born East Meon. Their other children Louisa 9, Annie 7, Julia 4, William and Edward both aged 2 were born in North Mundham.
Joy Murray Primmer
F, b. 27 February 1923, d. 1992
Julia Fanny Primmer
F, b. September 1866, d. March 1926
- Julia Fanny Primmer's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the September 1866 Quarter.
- She was the daughter of John Primmer and Ann Norman.
- At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Julia Fanny Primmer was living in the household of John Primmer and Ann Norman in Sussex. John, 49 and his wife Ann 39, and Joseph 12 - an ag. labourer were all born East Meon. Their other children Louisa 9, Annie 7, Julia 4, William and Edward both aged 2 were born in North Mundham.
- Julia Fanny Primmer appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Sussex. She was 14 years old, born North Mundham, Sussex.
- Her marriage, at 33 years and 9 months, to Edward Waghorn was registered in the June 1900 Quarter in Brighton, Sussex Registration District.
- Her death was recorded with the Steyning, Sussex Registration District in the March 1926 Quarter.
Kelvin Fraser Primmer
M, b. 30 June 1922, d. 25 March 1989
- Kelvin Fraser Primmer was born on 30 June 1922 in New Zealand.
- He was the son of Frederick (Thomas) Primmer and Ida Jane Gillard.
- At the age of 26 years, Kelvin Fraser Primmer married Molie Josephine Greaves in 1949 in New Zealand.
- Kelvin Fraser Primmer died on 25 March 1989 in New Zealand at age 66.
M, b. 1857, d. 14 July 1938
- Leonard Primmer was born in 1857 in New Zealand.
- He was the son of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst.
- In July 1872 Leonard received second prize in the Third Class at the Richmond Boy's School.
- On 19 July 1880 Leonard placed a advertisement in the Nelson Evening Times stating :- " NOTICE. ALL persons found TRESPASSING on my Land with DOG or GUN, under any pretence whatever, after this date will be rigorously PROSECDTED. LEONARD PRIMMER. Richmond" and ""NOTICE is hereby given that on and after the 17th day of August, 1880, the provisions of "The Cattle Trespass Act, 1868," will be enforced on my land, known as Trower's Gully, Richmond, and that it is my intention to claim Damages for all Cattle Trespassing on the said Land, whether the same shall be fenced or uninclosed. LEONARD PRIMMER."
- In November 1882 Leonard's name appeared in a list of farms on which infected sheep had been found. He lived at Richmond.
- On 11 September 1895 The Nelson Evening Mail reported:- "At the Brightwater Magistrate's Court today, the case Police v Leonard Primmer and Noah Primmer was called on. Mr Harley appeared for the defendants. Applications were made for prohibition orders. The application in respect of Leonard Primmer was partly heard, evidence being given by Ann Primmer, mother of the defendant, to the effect that his conduct on account of drink was past all bearing." The witness was continuing, when Mr Harley, who had conferred with defendants, said that his clients would consent to the granting of the order. The Bench granted an older to be operative for 12 months and to apply to the Nelson Licensing District and that portion of the Waimea Sounds District as far as Belgrove and Moutere. His Worship (Mr Heaps), said the order would also apply to breweries"
In June 1896 they were both fined 5s for being on a hotel premises while prohibited.
- Leonard Primmer died on 14 July 1938 in Nelson, New Zealand.
M, b. 1883, d. 12 September 1956
- Leslie Primmer was born in 1883 in New Zealand.
- He was the son of Francis Primmer and Rebecca Saywell.
- On 10 June 1915 Leslie volunteer for war service. He was a coachbuilder.
- At the age of 38 years, Leslie Primmer married Ann Murray Johnston on 21 September 1921 in New Zealand.
- Leslie Primmer died on 12 September 1956 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
F, b. 14 October 1866
- Lily Primmer was born on 14 October 1866 in New Zealand.
- She was the daughter of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst.
- At the age of 17 years and 24 days, Lily Primmer married George Bell on 7 November 1883 in New Zealand.
- On 1 May 1915 The Supreme Court placed an advertisement in the New Zealand Herald regarding the notice of dissolution of the marriage of George Bell and Lilly Primmer on the grounds of her wilful desertion of him without just cause for upwards of five years.
Lily Patience Primmer
F, b. 25 February 1902
F, b. 31 December 1879, d. 1958
F, b. 1 October 1848, d. February 1849
- Louisa Primmer was baptized on 1 October 1848 in East Meon, Hampshire. Henry was a labourer of Riplington at the time of her birth.
- She was the daughter of Henry Primmer and Mary Collins.
- Louisa Primmer died in February 1849 in East Meon.
- She was buried on 8 February 1849 in East Meon. She was 5 months old.
Louisa Mary Primmer
F, b. December 1861
- Louisa Mary Primmer's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the December 1861 Quarter.
- She was the daughter of John Primmer and Ann Norman.
- At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Louisa Mary Primmer was living in the household of John Primmer and Ann Norman in Sussex. John, 49 and his wife Ann 39, and Joseph 12 - an ag. labourer were all born East Meon. Their other children Louisa 9, Annie 7, Julia 4, William and Edward both aged 2 were born in North Mundham.
- Louisa Mary Primmer appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Hampshire. She was a 19 year old domestic cook, born Mundham, Jersey?
- Her marriage, at 28 years, to either James Jeal or Henry Charles Rose was registered in the December 1889 Quarter in the Sussex, England Registration Distict.
Mabel Evelyn Primmer
F, b. 1888, d. 1984
F, b. 19 November 1882, d. 22 November 1882
F, b. circa 1837
- Martha Primmer was born circa 1837.
- She was the daughter of William Primmer and Elizabeth Mansbridge.
- Martha Primmer married Henry Kille on 19 August 1855 in East Meon, Hampshire. Henry was a bachelor, labourer of East Meon son of James Kille, a labourer. Martha was a minor, of East Meon, daughter of William Primmer, a labourer. Witnesses were Henry Silk and Ann Kille. Their illegitimate son Henry was baptised on the same day they were married.
- On 31 July 1859,Martha Primmer's daughter, Ann Kille was buried in East Meon at age 2.
Martha Ann Primmer
F, b. 28 June 1854, d. 1880
F, b. 1 August 1802, d. June 1874
- Mary Primmer was born on 1 August 1802 in East Meon, Hampshire, England.
- She was the daughter of Benjamin Primmer and Martha Newland.
- At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 8 days, Mary Primmer married Edmund (Edward) Dennis on 9 February 1822 in East Meon, Hampshire. Edward was a bachelor, both from East Meon. Witnesses were John Chase and Robert Smith (curate.)
- Mary Primmer died in June 1874 at age 71. She was living at Riplington.
- She was buried on 9 June 1874 in East Meon.
Children of Mary Primmer and Edmund (Edward) Dennis
F, b. 29 May 1890, d. 11 June 1890
F, b. circa 1826