Edwin Luscombe
Dwelling #516
Group Number 1

Group Members

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No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Luscombe Edwin Husband Butchers assistant
2 Luscombe Frances Lawrence Wife 7 Oct 1868 1 Jul 1874 (?)
3 Luscombe Winifred Heather Child 21 Jun 1888 10 Oct 1893
4 Luscombe Clarise Frances Child 22 Nov 1891 22 Apr 1901


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3615 various General notes.

Edwin Luscombe may have been a son of John Barter Luscombe who had a mining claim and house on 'Five Mile' creek (location unknown, but appears to have been on the Carrick range). On 4 Nov 1871, he drowned in the All Nations water race at Quartzville. c1880, Edwin Luscombe may have started work as a butchers assistant at the Bannockburn Co-Op butchers Store, which started in 1880. It is possible that he worked at Quartzville prior to this. 1887 is the earliest record of Edwin Luscombe that the author has been able to find. This was a Stones directory listing where he was listed as a butchers assistant. He was also married to Frances Lawrence, daughter of James (1) and Frances Lawrence of Quartzville. The wedding took place in Cromwell Anglican Church in 1887. Dwelling #516 may have been built around 1887 for Mr & Mrs Luscombe. Edwin may have continued working for the Bannockburn Co-Op until it was taken over in 1883 by James Horn. He may have continued to work for James Horn until 1901. The butchers side of the general store was closed in 1902. The 1897 school records show that Mr Luscombes children moved to the Nevis school. Possibly Mr Luscombe worked in the Nevis as a butcher. In 1898, the children were back in the Bannockburn school. The children left the Bannockburn school on 27 Sep 1901 with their destination being listed as Waikowaiti. It is possible that the family moved from Bannockburn at this stage.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
206 Cromwell Argus via Mrs C Spears 8 Feb 1895 Court Case - Boys throwing stones, Aggie Ross, Quartzville. View Image