Her death is indexed in the FreeBMD site (England) as follows:
GRENVILLE, Julia Roberta N.
December Quarter 1892, age 67
Wells district (Somerset)
Vol. 5c, p.322
Have you seen the portrait on the BBC website that her father (Robert
Frankland RUSSELL) painted? To view: Google: "Julia Roberta Neville
I am sending you directly an attachment of two articles from British
newspapers about Julia proving a will in 1876.
Subject: [nz] Can anyone find this lady for me in NZ. GRENVILLE JuliaRoberta
Neville. - Butleigh Court, Somerset - Widow d. 1893
That N. stands for Neville.
Can any find this woman in Papers past or the BDM site or a cemetery,
1893 Probate file CHCH
GRENVILLE Julia Roberta N. - Butleigh Court, Somerset - Widow
Why would her will be filed in NZ?
Also looking for Louis Neville coming into NZ in 1876. He died in Timaru in
1919. He first settled in Dunedin. He was born in 1852. A talented artist
and an early rugby player. Does anyone know where his paintings are hanging?
Otago Daily Times 28 February 1879, Page 2 MARRIAGE
GRENVILLE - ROUSE On the 25th February, at the Church of the Most Holy
Trinity, Lyttelton, by the Rev. G. J. Cholmondely, incumbent of St Mark's,
Opawa, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. J Townsend, incumbent of
Lyttelton, Louis Neville, fourth son of Ralph Neville Grenvllle, J.P., of
Butleigh Court, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, to Ada Isabel, eldest daughter
of J. T. Rouse, Lyttelton.
Marriage registered under Neville in NZ. Only the inheritor of the estate
was entitled to add - Grenville because it was part of the requirement to
acquire it. It was left to the Nevilles by a Grenville 'on his taking our
surname' - so in fact Louis wasn't entitled to the full surname.
P.S. Dr. John Thomas Rouse arrived in Lyttelton on the same vessel as the
famous writer, Samuel Butler. So he knew Butler. Dr. Rouse wife was Ida
Isabel and they named their daughter who was born in Lyttelton in 1861 Ada
Isabel Rouse. She went on to marry Louis Neville.
West Coast Times 19 December 1884, Page 2 DEATH OF DR. ROUSE.
Christchurch, December 18. Dr. J. T. Rouse, an old resident of Lyttelton,
who arrived in the ship Roman Emperor in 1860, died to-day. He was thrown
from his horse last Friday receiving injuries to the brain. He was health
officer of the port, held other Government appointments, and was much
Children of Ada Isabel and Louis Neville. Born in Christchurch, NZ.
1880 Neville Bertram
1881 Neville Roberta
I did not find the children marrying or dying in NZ.
Press, 22 January 1880, Page 2
On January 20th, at Worcester street, Christchurch, the wife of Louis
Neville, of a son.
Star 9 July 1881, Page 2
BIRTH. Neville- July 8, at. No. 8 Armagh street W., the wife of Louis
Neville, of a daughter.
His will is online.
Timaru Herald, 12 May 1919, Page 5 MR LOUIS NEVILLE
The funeral took place on Friday, last at Timaru, of Mr Louis Neville, who
passed away on Wednesday. Mr Neville, who was the younger son of the late Mr
Ralph Neville-Grenville, of Butleigh Court, Glastonbury, England, was born
in England in 1852. In 1877, Mr Neville arrived in Otago, where he remained
for some time. During his residence in Otago he took a prominent part in
rowing and football, and was a member of the first Rugby team which toured
New Zealand. Later on Mr Neville went to Lyttelton, where he was engineer to
the Lyttelton Harbour Board during the time of the construction of the
Lyttelton where he afterwards Mr Neville returned to England, and was
engaged as one of the engineers on the construction of the Forth bridge, and
later on took up the position of permanent engineer on the Oxford canal. His
health compelled him to relinquish his profession as a civil engineer, and
at the end of 1916 Mr Neville returned to New Zealand, coming to Timaru. Mr
Neville intended to return to England but war conditions prevented him, and,
he remained in Timaru until his death. Mr Neville took a keen and active
interest in art, and his paintings have been favourably and widely known
throughout Canterbury for the past 40 years. During his stay in Timaru he
produced many bright pictures of scenes about the Bay, and a number of
Alpine views, which were much admired for the excellence of their drawing
and the clearness of their colouring. In 1879, Mr Neville married Miss
Rouse, daughter of the late Dr. Rouse, of Lyttelton, by whom he is survived
and who is in England, and by a son and a daughter, both of whom saw service
at the front.
Is anyone out there tracing people from Butleigh, Somersetshire?