NameRichard PAULING
Birthabt 1783
Death20 Oct 1822
Death22 Mar 1824
Notes for Richard PAULING
Name, birth and death dates from Ann Banks. Also business partner of George Thomas Gibson. [Who would be a brother in law to his wife Mary Moir. In other words the husband of Mary’s sister Ann Moir]

From the Bengal Obituary or a Record to Perpetuate the Memory of Departed Worth
by Holmes and Co.
39, Cossitollah, Calcutta
Park Street Burial Ground [Calcutta]

Sacred to the Memory of Robert Gibson,
of Denmark Hill, Surry [as spelled], who departed this life
6 February 1823.
Born in the parish of Slains, Aberdeenshire,
North Britain, A. D. 1759

Sacred to the Memory of
Mr. Richard Pauling,
who died 20th October 1822, aged 39 years.

Sacred to the Memory of Mary Pauling,
relict of the late Richard Pauling, who departed
this life on the 22d March 1824, aged 28 years.

Memoriae Sacrum Gibson
Obit September 1st, Anno Domino 1813,
Aetatis suae 24

Also to the Memory of
George Thomas Gibson,
who departed this life the 5th of Dec. 1826,
aged 43 years.

end of record
Notes for Mary (Spouse 1)
Name, birth and death dates from Ann Banks. Also the following.
Richard & Mary had 3 children, all born in Calcutta, Eliza Ann (1817 - 1894), George William (1819 - 1899), & William Henry (1820 – 1823). Eliza Ann and George William came to NZ sometime in the early 1850’s, but we have not been able to find any records of their arrival.  Eliza Ann married Edmund Knyvett (as his second wife) in Nelson, NZ, in 1855, and they had 2 children, Annie Harriett McKellar Knyvett and Alexander Currie Pauling Knyvett.  Interesting to see the names Annie and McKellar as I note that Ann & George Gibson’s daughter was Ann and after her marriage to Samuel Wix, is noted as Annie in the British Census’.  The other interesting thing is that there is an E. A .Pauling as witness at Ann & Samuel’s wedding, and given that Ann Gibson and Eliza Ann Pauling were probably cousins, we are surmising that the E. A. Pauling must be Eliza Ann.  That puts her in England in 1845, which starts to narrow our search down somewhat. Both Eliza Ann and George William died in New Zealand.
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