Children of Mary TUTCHEN and Edwin BANNISTER are:
Mabel Jessie Stace born in 1881. Mabel married Gordon Aitken on 8 August 1910. Their son, Hollis Stace Aitken (who appears to have been known as G Aitken - perhaps Gordon?) was born on 30 September 1910. There is more to this story, however, and it wasn't a particularly romantic one as the following article which appeared in the NZ Truth on 21 January 1911 makes clear:
A FORCED MARRIAGE.
Strangely, Mabel and Gordon don't appear to have divorced, and eventually Gordon was killed at Chunuk Bair during WWI on 8 August 1915. Details are here and below is his photograph:
Aileen Mary Stace born on 14 March 1895. She never married and died in 1977.
Montague Edward Bannister in 1878 and married Annie Strang/e Sime in 1905. They had at least two children - Robert Sime Bannister born 1906; and Thomas Montague Bannister (13 August 1908 - 18 April 1972). Montague and Annie settled in Tamworth.
Ethel Isabel/Mabel Bannister in 1880 and married Richard Linton in 1909. Ethel and Richard settled in Melbourne.
Percival Robert Bannister in 1883 and died later that year aged just sixteen weeks; (all this occurred in NZ)
Mabel Eva Bannister in 1887. Mabel attended her cousin Myrtle Stace's wedding to Dr Tackaberry in Australia in 1910. The family had moved there presumably by this point.
Mabel's own wedding to Murray Heffernan in September 1912 was recorded by the Evening Post:
Robert's own obituary in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 3 September 1928 read:
BANNISTER.—September 1, 1928, at the residence ofhis daughter, Mrs. M. Heffernan, 261 Clovelly-road,Randwick, Robert Edwin Bannister, dearly-beloved father of Mrs. Richard Linton, of Melbourne, Mrs. M.Heffernan, of Sydney, and Mr. M. E. Bannister, of Tamworth, aged 74 years.
Maria Ann Bannister was born on 4 December 1855 in Wellington. She married Danish born Ludolph Georg West in 1878. Ludolph was an Architect, and many of his sons followed in his footsteps. He was responsible for the design of several famous buildings in Palmerston North including Caccia Birch House. Maria and Ludolph's children were:
Frederikke (Fredericke) Mary Hedevig West born in 1879. In 1903, Fredericke married Arthur Rhodes Williams. In 1905 their son Trevor Rhodes Williams arrived and in 1906, their daughter Shirley Hedevig Williams was born. In 1940 their son Trevor married Eileen Frances Sarah Moynihan. Trevor died on 29 March 1962.
Arthur Rhodes Williams died in 1952 at the age of 78 (making his birth date around 1874). Fredericke died in 1964 aged 85 years.
Maren Henriette/Henriette Maren Tutchen West born in 1880. In 1907 she married James Ernest Macassey (born 14 March 1878 in Dunedin), and on 28 July 1908 their son James Ludoph Pat Macassey was born. Henriette's husband, James Ernest Macassey was an accomplished cricket player, mainly playing for Hawkes Bay.
Henriette died in 1952, her husband James died 2 July 1941. Their son, James, died in 1992 - he doesn't appear to have married.
Elizabeth "Lisa" Ada Sophie West was born in 1882. I believe she married James Muir in 1905. Lisa and James had Jean Theodora Walker Muir in 1906.
Hubert Hoby West born in 1884. He died at the young age of 14 on 23 December in 1898 and was buried on Christmas Day that year with his mother in the Terrace End Cemetery in Palmerston North.
Ernest Vilhelm West was born in 1885. In 1914 he married Carrie Buick. Ernest was an architect. Carrie died on 5 June 1958 and Ernest died on 29 May 1961 at Palmerston North. He is buried with Carrie at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery.
Martha Charlotte West was born in 1888.
Anita Marguerite West was born in 1890. Anita married Arthur Brensky Pownall in 1914.
Maria died on 11 September 1891 in Palmerston North. She is buried at the Terrace End Cemetery.
Ludolph married Alice Greenwood in 1895 and had the following children:
Ludolph Edwin Wynn West was born in 1895. Ludolph Jnr died on 25 August in 1914 at the age of 19. He had worked as a draftsman prior to his death. He was buried at the Terrace End Cemetery in Palmerston North.
Ella Ray West was born in 1897.
Ludolph Snr's second wife, Alice, died on 17 November 1917 at the age of 46 and is buried with her son Ludolph in the Terrace End Cemetery in Palmerston North.
Ludolph himself died on 1 June 1919, and he is buried with first wife, Maria and son Hubert at Terrace End Cemetery.
George Edward Bannister was born in 1878 in NZ;
Charles Spencer Bannister was born in 1880 in NZ;
Hilda Annie Louisa Bannister was born in 1883 in NZ.
It's unknown if they had more children in Australia.
Joseph married Frances Emma Collyer in 1881 and they had the following children:
Josiah George Edwin (George Edwin Josiah) Bannister born in 1883. George seems to have lived in Gisborne and married Maud Ivy "Maud" Church on 3 November 1909. On that date, the Poverty Bay Herald recorded the details of their wedding:
The weather to-day was most unfavorable for weddings, nevertheless a pretty wedding was celebrated at St. Andrew's Church this afternoon, in the presence of a fairly large number of friends. The contracting parties were Miss Maud Ivy Church; eldest daughter of Mr E. A. Church, Childers Road, and Mr George Edwin Bannister.
Mr Church gave the bride away; she was becomingly attired in a semi-empire gown of figured silk voile, trimmed with silk embroidery, and sleeves and vest of tucked net. She also wore the orthodox veil and wreath of orange blossoms. Misses E. Warren, Myrtle and Muriel Church (sisters of the bride), and Given Catton (cousin of the bride) were bridesmaids. The chief maid was prettily attired in a box dress of embroidered muslin, with a crinoline hat, and the little maids wore dainty dresses of white muslin, with hats to match. Handsome bouquets were carried by the bride and bridesmaids. The bride's mother wore a dress of black lustre, with embroidery trimmings, and a black hat to match. Mt Albert Bannister acted as best man, and Mr E. Church as groomsman.
After the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. E. W. Walker, the bridal party repaired to "Belmont," the residence of the bride's parents, where a large number of guests were entertained. The presents received by the young couple were of a valuable and useful nature, and included a silver cake dish, presented to the bride by the members of St. Andrew's choir, of which she was a member for some years. Tonight a. social evening is being held in Robb's hall in commemoration of the event. The wedding service was a choral one, Mr Hookey presiding at the organ.
Maud and George had a son, Keith Ivan Bannister, in 1910. Sadly Keith died at the age of eight on 20 September 1918 in Gisborne, and was buried on 22 September 1918 at Taruheru Cemetery. On 23 September 1918, the Poverty Bay Herald recorded the sad loss:
The death of a bright little boy who was a great favorite occurred at midnight on Friday, being the eldest child of Mr and Mrs G. Bannister. The boy (Keith Ivon) was just over eight years. He was a regular attendant at school until a short time ago, being a particularly intelligent boy and with a remarkable skill in mechanics. He was a contented and most affectionate child, and on suddenly becoming ill with what proved to be an internal complaint everything possible was done for him medically and otherwise, but without avail. Much sympathy will be felt for the parents.
An "In Memoriam" notice for Keith was placed by his family in the Poverty Bay Herald a year later:
Maud had been born around 1880 - she died in 1964. George had predeceased her, dying in 1958. They are both buried at the Taruheru Cemetery, in the same plot as their eldest son, young Keith.
Mary Emma "Emma" Bannister born in 1887 and died in February 1888 aged six months. Emma is buried at Makaraka Cemetery in Gisborne with her elder sister, Jessie.
Frank Bannister born in 1888 and died in December 1891 aged three years. Frank is buried at the Feilding Cemetery in the same plot as his stillborn sibling.
Joseph's wife Frances gave birth to a stillborn baby in late November/early December 1893. That baby was buried in the Feilding Cemetery on 1 December 1893. Later that month, probably as a result of complications from the birth, Frances herself died. She was buried on 18 December 1893 at the age of 34 at the Feilding Cemetery.
Ernest Edward Bannister in 1899 (died in 1957);
Elizabeth Elsie Bannister born in 1900 - born at their residence, Howe Street, Auckland;
Dudley Eades Bannister born on 9 April 1903 - born at their residence in Ponsonby (married Eileen Jessie Lee in 1926 and died in 1986);
James Joseph Bannister born in 1904 and died seven days later.
As mentioned, Joseph died on 26 January 1909, and so would have left her a widow with three small children aged 10, 9 and 6 at the age of just forty.
The Poverty Bay Herald recorded the following on 27 January 1909:
The death is announced of Mr Joseph Bannister, who will be remembered by many of the older Gisborneites. He left Gisborne with his family a good many years ago, but two of his sons: (Messrs George Edward and Albert Richard Bannister are now residents of Gisborne. Mr Bannister sen. was noted as a poultry fancier, and had much success in that direction. He. was greatly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. Although ordinarily a robust man, in later years he was stricken down by paralysis, a protracted illness ending in his death at Auckland yesterday. He was 50 years of age. In addition to two sons there is a daughter left to mourn the loss.
Mr. Joseph Bannister, a well-known poultry fancier, died in Auckland on Monday. The deceased resided in Gisborne for a number of years before removing to Auckland. He was a son of the late Mr. Edwin Bannister, of Johnsonville, and brother of Mr. Robert Bannister, of the Manawatu, and was born in Wellington 50 years ago. The cause of death was paralysis.
Aline Mary Rowlands born on 15 June 1899 and died, unmarried in 1975;
Mavis Kathleen Rowlands born on 15 March 1901 and married in 1924 to Viggo Alfred Harold Monrad. She died in 1987;
Jessie Marguerite Rowlands born in 1902 and died shortly after birth at five days of age;
Edna Jean Rowlands born on 31 October 1903 and married in 1931 to Wyvern Benjamin Gillies. She died in 1979;
William Edward Rowlands born in 1905.