Charles Stephen Bascand

Male 1830 - 1883  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Charles Stephen Bascand 
    Born circa 1830 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 1883  Waitati, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.

    Buried 2 Jul 1883  Timaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.

    Person ID I7  Davies
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2011 

    Father Andrew Bascand,   b. France? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Bassatt? 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Eleanor / Ellener Hall,   b. circa 1842,   d. 1880, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 1859  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Jemima Bascand,   b. 1859, Williamstown, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Susette Cecilia / Cecilia Bascand,   b. 1861, Williamstown, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Andrew William Bascand,   b. 1863,   d. 1943, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Charles Henry Thomas Bascand,   b. 1865, Williamstown, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Ellen Jane Hazel / Eleanor Bascand,   b. 1867, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Maude Elizabeth Bascand,   b. 1870, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jennet Clarke Bascand,   b. 1872, Williamstown, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1872, Williamstown, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Cephy Ophelia Bascand,   b. 1875, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Olive Daisy Bascand,   b. 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Ernest Stephen Bascand,   b. 1880, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1918, Hawera Hospital, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Louise Augusta Haigh 
    Married 21 Jun 1883  St. Mary's Church, Timaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.

    Last Modified 26 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet


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