LADY KINSEY . Yesterday morning, at her home in Papanui, road,. Lady Kinsey, widow, of Sir Josepn Kinsey, died at the age of 92 years. Until recently Lady Kinsey enjoyed excellent health of mind and bddy and • celebrated her ninetieth birthday by entertaining a large party of friends. Recently she was confined to bed, but, retained her mental faculties, was interested in all that took place around her and had a good qf world affairs. Bprn in England, Lady Kinsey was married in 1872. Her husband, who was a native of Kent, and whp had been educated’at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, was for nine years a master, at Dulwich College. Relinquishing that position he, .with his wife, left London in 1880 in the sailing ship Jessie Redmond, which some years later was wrecked at the Chatham Islands. They settled in Christchurch, whece Sir Joseph ‘then Mr) Kins§y became director of the shipping firm of Kinsey and Company, which for a time was known as Kinsey. Barns, and Company; ,;:ln 1898 be was appointed Consul'for Belgium. The Kinsey family lived first at Opawa. and later in Worcester street West, but' some years ago they moved to Papanui road. In her earlier life. Lady Kinsey was a strong supporter of the ambulance society, and she shared all her husband’s interests, which included shipping. Antarctic, exploration, the forming of a library, and the collection of antiques, period furniture .and pictures. After Sir Joseph Kinsey’s death his valuab e library, now known as the Kinsey-tibrary. was sent, complete, to Wellington', to be associated* with the Turnbull library for 100 years, .Her husband died in 1938, and she is survived by one daughter, Mrs W Alexander Moore, Murray place.
, The funera) will take place to-day and will be preceded by a service -at St. Mary’s Church, Merivale.
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OBITUARY, Press, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23330, 16 May 1941
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