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George Paulin

Paulin family notices in the papers

Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette 15 April 1865, page 8


Died – on the 6th inst, aged 58 years, Harriett, wife of Wm Orme, of Orton-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire and third daughter of the late Mr. Richard Paulin of Henley-on-Thames, Oxon.


Victoria Colonist, 5 July 1887, pg. 1

…. Russel acting as starter in his usual impartial and acceptable style.  Following is the list of the games with the names of the winners:

Running High Jump – 1st A Bell 4 ft 10 ½ in; 2nd CH Tite and EA Pauline, tie.

Running Long Jump – 1st A Shaw, 17 ft 9 in; 2nd W Duck, 17 ft 6 in.


Victoria Colonist, 14 Nov 1888, pg 1


George Pauline

(Late Pupil of WT Belcher, Mus. Doc., Oxon, FCO)

Prof. Pianoforte and Organ.

Lessons given at own residence or 73 Kings Road, Victoria BC.


Victoria Colonist, 23 October 1886, page 3

We are happy to congratulate Mr. Ernest Pauline of the Standard, as an addition to his home circle.  That genial young gentleman was receiving congratulations of his many friends last evening and is justly proud of being “the father of a bouncing baby” – girl.


Oxford Journal, 30 June 1866, page 4


Married – June 19 at Cheltenham by the Rev WH Ramsay, Mr WT Lambourn of Henley, grocer, to Maria, daughter of the late Mr. G Paulin of the same place.


Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette, 14 January 1860, page 5


Married – on the fifth instant, at Trinity Church, by the Rev WP Pinchney, Mr. John Paulin, to Mary, daughter of the late Mr. Walters, both of Henley.


Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette, 23 May 1857, page 8


Married – On the 12th inst at Binfield Church, Berks, by the Rev J Leslie Randall, MA, Mr. George Bennett, of Derby, to Sarah Anne, only daughter of Mr. G Paulin of Henley-on Thames.

Henley Advertiser, 19 Oct 1895, page 5


Paulin – on October 10th, at 5 Queen’s Villas, Sarah, widow of George Paulin, in her 88th


Berkshire Chronicle, 7 April 1877 page 8


Easter Meeting – On Tuesday the annual meeting was held in the Council Chamber at ten o’clock am; when the churchwardens’ accounts for the past year were examined and passed. C Simmons and George Paulin were re-elected churchwardens.

Reading Mercury, 28 July 1888, page 5

RUTHERFORD-PAULIN – on the 21st inst, by the Rev Dr Swinburne, Rector of the Parish of Acock’s Green, Robert, eldest son of Andrew Rutherford, of Alnwick, Northumberland, to Louise Mary, eldest daughter of Frederick Paulin, Henley Lodge, Acock’s Green, near Birmingham.

Reading Mercury, 28 March 1874 page 4

Tresspass – Thomas Ballard, an old man, was charged with having on the 13th, trespassed on Curridge Common in search of conies. Frederick Paulin, keeper, in the service of Mr. S Hemsted (who rents the shooting on the Common from Miss Wasey), proved that defendant set a wire, and when he spoke to him, he saw three other wires in his hand. The Bench imposed a fine of 1s 6d, and reduced the costs from 9s to 3s 6d.

Shipping and Mercantile Gazette 23 July 1874, page 3

At the Bankruptcy Court, yesterday, an order was made by Mr. Register Murray for the appointment of a receiver under a petition for liquidation filed by Frederick Paulin, of the Anchor Brewery, St George’s-road, Peckham, whose liabilities are estimated at 2,500 l, the value of the assets not yet being ascertained.

Gloucestershire Echo, 20 April 1914 page 5

Births, Marriages and Deaths


Churchill-Longman – Kavanagh – April 14 at St Jude’s Church, Kensington, Walter Valentine, 3rd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, to Sarah Talbot, only daughter of W Kerr Kavanagh of St Louis, USA


Kathleen Paulin obituary, 1914

Victoria Times, 24 March 1914


A sad loss has been sustained by one of the best-known families in Victoria by the passing away of little Kathleen Mary Paulin, who died this morning at the early age of eleven years.  The little girl was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Paulin, of 566 Michigan Street, her father being well-known as the organist of Christ Church cathedral.  Mrs. Paulin, who was a daughter of Captain Nicholls, represents another family prominent in the annals of Victoria, and the little girl herself was born in this city and had a wide circle of friends who will learn with sorrow of her untimely death.  She had been ill for a year, but had from time to time given hopes of recovery, through her end was not totally unexpected.  The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15 from the house, service being conducted at the cathedral at 2.30.  The internment will be in Ross Bay cemetery, and the BC Funeral company has charge of the arrangements.

Obit – Mary Cutler Pauline, 1921

Victoria Times, 7 August 1921, page 9


Mrs. Mary Pauline died last night

Mother of Saanich MPP called by death at ripe age


A well-known Victoria family has suffered its second bereavement within a few weeks in the death of Mrs. Mary Pauline, widow of the late Frederick Pauline, who passed away last night at the residence of her daughter Mrs. CF Gardiner, 1020 Fairfield Road.

The late Mrs. Pauline was born in Kew, England, and was 84 years 7 months old at the time of her death.  She had been a resident of this city for the last thirty-four years, and was esteemed by a wide circle of old-time friends.  One of her sons, George Pauline, the organist, pre-deceased her some days ago and the shock of his death undoubtedly hastened her end.

She is survived by three sons, FA Pauline, MPP for Saanich; Herbert W and JA Pauline of Victoria, also seven daughters, Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. CP Gardiner, Mrs. GA Gardiner, Mrs. H Short, Mrs. RH Williams, Mrs. (Capt.) Le Praik, and Mrs. DL Hickey of this city.  The remains will repose at the BC Funeral Chapel until Wednesday morning, when they will be conveyed to the residence of Mrs. CF Gardiner, 1020 Fairfield Road, from where the funeral will leave at 10.45, proceeding to Christ Church Cathedral for the services at 11 o’clock.  Internment will be made in the family plot at Ross Bay Cemetery.

mary paulin and kid
Mary Paulin and child, circa 1860-70s, c. Kathleen Paulin

George Paulin, Cabinet Maker, Henley-on-Thames, 1809

Oxford Journal, 20 May 1809, page 3



RETURNS his most sincere thanks to his friends and the public, for the many favours he has received, and respectfully informs them, that he has declined the business of a Cabinet-maker, upholsterer, and Paper-hanger, in favour of Mr GEORGE PAULIN of Henley, whom he begs leave to recommend to their future favours.

→The Auctioneering and Appraising Business will be continued by J Othwaite, as usual.


HAVING taken to the Cabinet-making, upholstery, and paper-hanging business, lately carried on by Mr OTHWAITE, Bell-street, Henley, respectfully solicits the favours of Mr Othwaite’s friends and the public, assuring them that every endeavour shall be exerted to give satisfaction to his employers, and all favours will be most gratefully acknowledged.

All Souls Day, Victoria, 1888

Victoria Colonist, 1 November 1888, page 3

Local Briefs

This being All Soul’s Day, services for the dead will be held in St Andrew’s pro-cathedral at 8 and 10:30 am, and 7 o’clock pm.

The steward of the Royal Hospital thanks Mrs Thos Earle for a parcel of books; Messrs Waitt & Co for a parcel of reading matter.

Alexander III, Czar of Russia recently surprised the workmen in a cannon foundry at Peterhoff by lifting a mass of steel weighing 660 pounds.

“Jubilee Juggins,” the young English plunger, whose real name is Benson, has reached the end of his money, and is living now on an allowance of $20 a week.  He got rid of $20,000,000 in two years.

Nothing can be worse than going about all day with damp feet.  Ladies may save themselves a great deal of ill health by buying a pair of Wallkenfaust cork-sole boots at AB Erskine’s, corner of Government and Johnson Streets.

A movement is on foot at Westminster to form a society for the protection of fish and game, and the introduction of species of such game birds as quail and pheasants.  Mr. Ladner, MPP, offers to head a society list with ten members from Delta.

A feature of the Presbyterian Church concert of Monday evening which we inadvertently omitted to make mention of at the time, was the artistic and finished manner in which Mr. George Pauline acted as accompanist for Mrs. Harris.  Mr. Pauline is certainly a pianist of no mean merit.

Calling all Paulin(e)s and Paulin(e) descendants! Reunion 2019

Mary and Frederick Pauline at Tod House, circa 1892, c. BC Archives.


I have decided to do it!  I am putting out a call for all descendants of Frederick and Mary Paulin(e) to assembly in July 2019 in Victoria, BC.

Exact details are yet to be worked out, including specific dates in July, but I am hoping that many will be interested in coming to BC, and seeing the place where the family lived for so many years, and meeting up with all of the various cousins.  I am asking that all who are interested in attending to please contact me so I can go about organising some events, notably a gathering at the Tod House to recreate the family photo from 1892 of the gang on the porch, also a dinner or BBQ depending on numbers, and tours of the Oak Bay area, and maybe the legislature.

Children of Frederick and Mary Paulin(e)

  • Louise Mary Paulin


  • Frederick Arthur Paulin


  • George Pauline


  • Ernest Alfred Paulin


  • Herbert William Pauline


  • Bessie Pauline


  • Amy Pauline


  • Florence Pauline


  • Violet Pauline


  • Sarah Pauline


  • Marion Pauline


  • John Albert Pauline


  • Nellie Pauline



So please contact me, and tell me if you are interested….






100 Years Ago – Baron Von Richthofen’s funeral and other news from the War

Letter to Mrs George Paulin from son Victor Paulin, France 22 April 1918
Dear mother,

How are things in old Victoria?  Received a letter from Victoria yesterday giving all the latest events, from Nancy Riddell, they are now living at 793 Stillside Ave, wants a snap of me, so I told her to call on you, and you would be sure to give her one.  I hope you received the postcards taken at Ayr and the 2 films taken in France while I was in the pool. I have just returned from Baron von Richtofffen’s funeral, he was the German “star” aviator, and was brought down yesterday by one of the chaps in this wing.  He flew a red tryplane [sic].  I also went and had a look at that this morning.  It was quite a funeral for France, a firing party of Australians, and the pall bearers were officers of the Australian Flying Corps.  During the ceremony a formation of our machines flew around the cemetery, everyone was wishing that he had been brought down alive, as he was a brave fellow.  I have had him dive on me on one occasion, and am not at all sorry he is out of it, at the same time I have every respect in the world for him, if I did not happen to be able to dive faster than he on the occasion I mention, he would have “got me” -as the him tryplane is a very frail machine and is liable to break up at a great speed.  He couldn’t follow me, believe me, I had “gust up” when I knew that the “star”2“him” was on my tail. I received a letter from Aunty Nellie, also one from Ben, Ruby and Hilda, everything in the garden is rosy so far as Ruby and Ben are concerned.  It appears they have both written me, but I have not received the letters.  Say Mother, did Aunty Floss ever write me?  I have never heard from any of our relatives in Victoria, except that one letter from Aunty Doll Aunty Polly.  I must have lost a whole batch of mail.  I have written about a hundred letters for every one I receive.  Expected one from you today, it seems funny that I should receive a letter from Nancy from Victoria, and no other mail with it.  Perhaps some more is coming !!!(This letter was dated 11 March) In case you haven’t received my other letters my address is 23 Squadron, RAF, BED France.  I received a letter from Wilf recently, he was in London for a few days.  I will get leave in about a month, and will send some more music for Dad, tell him to write a few lines once in a while.  I haven’t had a letter from him since I landed in England.  I received a Christmas card from him that is all, Well Ma must close now, hope Toby won’t be a nuisance to you, the best way would be to raffle him for the Red Cross!!  deducting your expenses.

Love to Dad and yourself, your loving son Vic

Service Clubs hold Annual Ball, Victoria, 1924

Victoria Colonist, 8 Feb 1924, page 7


Service Clubs to Hold Annual Ball

Gyro Orchestra will furnish music for Fete at Empress on March 3 – Gyros Offer ideas


The service clubs of Victoria will hold their first annual ball on Monday evening, March 2 in the Empress Hotel Ballroom, Gyro George Paulin told members of the Victoria Gyro Club, at their weekly luncheon gathering yesterday noon in the Hudson’s Bay private dining room.  The Kumtukians, Gyros, Kiwanians and Rotarians are joining together to make this function one of the outstanding affairs of its kind of the season.

Mr Paulin told the Gyros that dancing at the Service Club’s Ball would be held from 9 to 2 am, and the music would be provided by the Gyro Orchestra under the leadership of Gyro Chris Wade.  Supper will be served during the evening.  Messrs George Paulin, Frank Hurton and Earl Duke are representing the Gyro Club on the joint service clubs’ committee which is arranging the ball.

The Gyros are enthusiastically behind the Service Club Ball, and will do all in their power to make it a conspicuous success.  The first suggestion of a combined service clubs function was sponsored by the Gyro Club several months ago, and President Finland stated that it was unfortunate that the service clubs had not had such entertainments in the past.

The luncheon was observed as members’ day, and many and varied suggestions of promoting the organisation’s welfare were received. The need of a class for encouraging members in public speaking, the necessity of the hold of introduction stunts, the inauguration of stunts in the weekly luncheon programme, and the advisability of all members wearing their badges at luncheons, were ideas amongst others, advanced for consideration.

Wedding of Violet Paulin and George Lapraik, Victoria, 1902

Victoria Times, 18 February 1902, page 5


A very pretty wedding took place in Christ Church cathedral last evening, when Rev Canon Beanlands united in marriage George Stephensonn Lapraik, chief officer of the NYK liner Kinshiu Maru, and Miss Violet Pauline, daughter of Mr and Mrs Pauline, of Oak Bay.  The bride, who was dressed in a neat going-away dress, was supported by her sister Miss Nellie Pauline, and Duncan Grieve, of the Esquimalt graving dock, supported the groom.  Master William Pauline acted as page.  Geo Pauline, the organist, and brother of the bride, played the Wedding march.  After the marriage ceremony a reception was held at the residence of Mr and Mrs Gardner, Parkington Street, where the happy couple received the hearty congratulations of their friends.  The honeymoon will be spent in the Sound cities.

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