John William McGraw

ID# 164, (30 Aug 1865 - 13 Feb 1866)

John William McGraw was born on 30 Aug 1865 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

John William McGraw
30 August 1865
Parents: Edward McGraw, Seaman & Harriet McGraw MS Jubber

Harriet McGraw, the childs mother, Dunedin was the informant.1,2

He was the son of Edward McGraw/ James Clark and Harriett Jubber.

John William McGraw was baptised on 12 Nov 1865 in St Joseph's Church, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

John William McGRAW
Parents: Edward and Harriet McGraw
Sponsors: John McGraw and Susannah Jubber (were they in NZ for this baptism ? or was the sponsorship by proxy.)1,3

John died on 13 Feb 1866 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 5 months and 11 days

John William McGraw
13 Feb 1866, Dunedin
5 1/2 months
Son of Edward McGraw, Seaman

Harriett McGaw, the childs Mother, Dunedin was the informant.1,4

John's cause of death on 13 Feb 1866 was from Inflammation of the bowels
(said to be overheating of the milk causing inflamation.)

John was buried on 21 Feb 1866 at Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Yvonne found that John was buried in the Southern Cemetery and that Harriet paid for a grave for her child of £1, which was recorded in the Roman Catholic Ledger and that on the 23 Feb 1866 Harriet paid for a mass to be said for her child of (8s 6d).
Does not show on the online database, so most likely was a gravesite that was used for infants.

There is no death notice in the papers.

FatherEdward McGraw/ James Clark (12 Jan 1839 - 23 May 1883)
MotherHarriett Jubber (8 Jun 1835 - 21 Oct 1914)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1865 NZ Online Database: 1865/27339 - 1865 Folio No 624. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S21] Church Registers, Various Repositories , Supplied by Cathedral Presbytery, 277 Rattray St, Dunedin, NZ, 21 June 1986 as per request via letter from Yvonne Chisholm.. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1865 NZ Online Database: 1865/4251 - Aged 5 Mths - 1866 Folio No 493 - Online Ref 1865/1764 (this is due to the original printout has an error of 1865 in the top left hand but is for the deaths during the Quarter ending 31st Day of March 1866).