Alexander Protheroe

#7576, (c 1846 - 21 Sep 1930)
     Alexander Protheroe was born c 1846 at Elgin, Moray, Scotland .

Alexander Protheroe married Isabella Brown, daughter of Robert McDonald and Elizabeth Grigor, on 12 Mar 1911 at Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Alexander ROTHEROE is what is recorded on web site, should be PROTHEROE and to Isabella BROWN.1

Alexander died on 21 Sep 1930 at Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand .2

Alexander was buried on 23 Sep 1930 at Old Ashburton Cemetery, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Mary Eleanor PROTHEROE
died 8 April 1903, aged 49
And her husband Alexander
died 21 Sept 1930 aged 84.3

Alexander Protheroe's estate was probated on 31 Oct 1930 at Timaru High Court, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

PROTHEROE Alexander - Ashburton - Retired Farmer
Will was dated 28th July 1925
Alexander appointed the Public Trustee as Executor of his Will.
He gave £100 or sums of money for the adequate maintenance or benefit of his wife Isabella Protheroe, as long as she remained his widow or until death. She could also use his estate income, and occupy his property for the enjoyment of her life, again as long as she remained his widow.
After the death of Isabella or remarriage, was to divide estate into 7 equal parts - 6 to his children and the 7th to be between 2 grandchildren.
Value of estate under the sum of £1100.4

     Research Note:
Alexander Protheroe was previously married to Mary Ellen Thompson in 1870, Ashburton.
They had 10 Children
Mary Ellen/ Eleanor died in 1903 aged 49yrs.
6 Children are mentioned in Alexander's Will, so perhaps some of the children died young.

Family: Alexander Protheroe and Isabella McDonald


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1911 NZ Online Database: 1911/1945. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1930 NZ Online Database: 1930/ 7478 aged 84.
  3. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), NZSG R01.03 BR & MI - No 458
    Ashburton District Council Online Database: Area 58 Plot 19. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
  4. [S40] Probate NZ, 1930 Timaru High Court, Wellington Archives. Item ID R21847252, Record No TU3303/1930, Housed at National Archives New Zealand.