According to the late 1950’s tombstone transcriptions William Davern died 5
October 1890 aged 59 years and his children Catherine Mary Davern died 10
July 1854 aged 2 months and William Davern died 2 January 1858 aged 2 years.
The tombstone was erected by William’s wife Elizabeth. The St Benedict’s
register has W. Davern buried in October 1890 aged 59 years. The Town
Clerk’s file 162/59 of 24/8/1959 at Auckland City Council Archives has
Elizabeth Catherine Jury (nee Davern and a grandchild of William) add that
he was formerly in the 58th Regiment and buried in the Catholic section.
Another grand-daughter Mrs Gabriel died in 1958. The St Patrick’s register
has Catherine Daverin buried 7 July 1854 aged 8 weeks, a child of William
and Elizabeth Daverin.

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