Kate Billington

ID# 6254, (8 Jun 1902 - 30 Jul 1979)
Kate Corlett nee Billington c 1920
Hockey Team
Photo courtsey of Barry Billington

Kate Billington was born on 8 Jun 1902 at Eketahuna, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

Parents: Hugh Christopher Eli & Isabel Kate Billington.1

She was the daughter of Hugh Christopher Eli Billington and Isabel Kate De Lacey.
As of 1932,her married name was Corlett.

Kate Billington married Thomas Arthur Corlett, son of William Edward Corlett and Amy Yates, in 1932 at Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand .2

Kate died on 30 Jul 1979 at 262 High Street, Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand , at age 77 years, 1 month and 22 days

Kate was staying with her daughter Mavis and her family at Dannevirke when she passed away. Rather sudden as she was at the clothes line getting in the washing.

9 Huia Street, Pahiatua was where she resided.

(Many thanks to her Grandson for giving me this information).3

Kate was buried on 1 Aug 1979 at Magnatainoka Pahiatua Cemetery, Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

In loving memory of
Thomas Arthur,
loved husband of Kate Corlett,
died 3rd June 1979,
aged 74 years.
Also, Kate Corlett,
loved wife of Thomas Arthur,
died 30th July 1979,
aged 77 years.4

Thomas Arthur and Kate Corlett Headstone

Kate and Arthur had 7 children. 3 little ones who passed away at birth, and 2 still living.

Children of Kate Billington and Thomas Arthur Corlett

Father*Hugh Christopher Eli Billington (1871 - 14 Jun 1956)
Mother*Isabel Kate De Lacey (1878 - 21 May 1962)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, NZ Online Database: 1902/ 16073 - Folio No 1761 June Qtr Pahiatua. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 6690.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: DIA Online Database: 1979/42856 DOB 8 JUne 1902.
  4. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Tararua Council Online Database: Main Section, Block 4, Plot 15, Grave 51. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.