|1. ||Charles Stephen Bascand was born circa 1830 (son of Andrew Bascand and Elizabeth Bassatt?); died 28 Jun 1883, Waitati, New Zealand; was buried 2 Jul 1883, Timaru, New Zealand. |
Timaru Herald, 2 July 1883, Page 2
Funeral of Captain Bascand. The funeral of the late Captain C. S. Bascand, Harbor Master at Timaru, took place yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a very large number of people. The cortege left his late residence, Main North Road, shortly after 2.30 o'clock, the Lifeboat Crew, under Chief coxswain W. Collis, acting as coffin and pallbearers, the coffin being wrapped in the Union Jack. After two closed carriages, containing the members of his family, came the Timaru Volunteer Rocket Brigade in full force, under First-Lieutenant Jackson. The Timaru Volunteer Fire Brigade also followed in plain clothes. As the cortege moved off a round of seven guns was fired from the Rocket Brigade Station, the round being repeated over his grave. The lifeboat crew acted as coffin-bearers at the cemetery, conveying their late captain's remains from the hearse to the chapel and from thence to the grave. The burial service was performed by the Rev. Mr Beck, Wesleyan minister, in a most solemn and impressive manner.
A slight but painful accident happened Mr C. Hallum, a member of the Timaru Rocket Brigade, and who was one of the filing party at the late Captain Bascand's funeral yesterday afternoon. Mr Hallam was in the act, with others, of lifting the gun into an express previous to returning home, when by some means it slipped and fell, crushing the top of one of his fingers on the left hand so severely that the doctor deemed it necessary to amputate it at the first joint.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 14 July 1883, Page 2
At the Harbor Board meeting to-day the following resolutions were passed : That the board convey to the family of the late harbormaster, Captain Bascand, its feeling of sympathy with them at his sudden and unexpected death, and pass for payment, and forward to the family the sum of £50.
Timaru Herald, 30 June 1883, Page 3
DEATH OF CAPTAIN C.S. BASCAND.
In yesterday's issue we mentioned that Captain Bascand, the Harbor
Master at this port, had been taken seriously ill in the train whilst
on the way home from Dunedin to Timaru. It is with sincere regret that
we have now to chronicle his death, which occurred about nine o'clock
on Thursday evening, the cause being strangulation of the bowels. His
eldest son, Mr Andrew Bascand, who left Timaru by the Express on
Thursday, arrived at Waitati about seven o'clock, and was present when
his father died. Captain Charles Stephen Bascand was 62 years [sic,
he was 52] of age. He was, we understand, a native of one of the
Channel Islands. He took to the sea at an early age, and followed that
profession during the greater part of his life. He was one of the best
known masters in the coastal trade on the West Coast of this and the
North Island, prior to his being appointed Harbour Master at Timaru on
the death of Captain Mills. After settling in Timaru he made many warm
friends. It was only a week age that he was married for the second
time and the flags at the lighthouse and on the vessels in port were
flying it honor of the event ; ? yesterday they were hanging half-mast
high for his death. Great sympathy is felt by all sections of the
community for his young wife, and for his family several of whom are,
comparatively speaking of tender age. Our God, to call us homeward.
Deceased was only married yesterday week, and leaves a large family by
a former marriage. He was a highly respected officer.
Charles married Eleanor / Ellener Hall 1859, Victoria, Australia. Eleanor was born circa 1842; died 1880, New Zealand. [Group Sheet]
- Alice Jemima Bascand was born 1859, Williamstown, Victoria.
- Susette Cecilia / Cecilia Bascand was born 1861, Williamstown, Victoria.
- Andrew William Bascand was born 1863; died 1943, New Zealand.
- Charles Henry Thomas Bascand was born 1865, Williamstown, Victoria; died 1941, New Zealand.
- Ellen Jane Hazel / Eleanor Bascand was born 1867, New Zealand.
- Maude Elizabeth Bascand was born 1870, New Zealand.
- Jennet Clarke Bascand was born 1872, Williamstown, Victoria; died 19 Sep 1872, Williamstown, Victoria.
- Cephy Ophelia Bascand was born 1875, New Zealand.
- Olive Daisy Bascand was born 1876, New Zealand.
- Ernest Stephen Bascand was born 1880, New Zealand; died 13 Jul 1918, Hawera Hospital, New Zealand.
Charles married Louise Augusta Haigh 21 Jun 1883, St. Mary's Church, Timaru, New Zealand. [Group Sheet]
Timaru Herald - Marriage.
Bascand - Haigh.
On the 21st June, 1883 at St. Mary's Church, Timaru,
by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, Captain Charles Stephen Bascand, Harbor
Master, to Louise Augusta Haigh, second daughter of Mr Rudolph Haigh,
both of Timaru. The s.s. Manawata and the p.s. Titan, the flagstaff at
tha lighthouse and at the Landing Service, were gaily decked with
bunting yesterday, the reason of the festive display being the
marriage of the Harbor Master, Captain C. S. Bascand.