- Existence: 7 March 1867 - 10 April 1945
Born in Mullicarton Antrim Ireland in 1867 to Henry John Wardell and Mary (nee Swan) Wardell. The family were Quakers and the four brothers Thomas, William, Henry and John Wardell came to New Zealand and started the company Wardell Bro. around 1887. They were grocers and eventually opened branches in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington.
Thomas married Helen Susanna Neave in Sydney 1896, she was the daughter of Joseph James Neave, a Quaker Minister in Sydney. Thomas was on the Miramar Borough Council and had an unsuccessful run for mayor of Wellington in 1905. Thomas and Helen eventually moved to Australia with their children Maynard Neave Wardell and Kathleen Neave Wardell. He died in 1945 in New South Wales.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Memorandum of Transfer, 1904. 166 Cashel St from the Wardell family to The White Hart Company Limited., 26 December 1904
Memorandum of Transfer, 1904. 166 Cashel St from the Wardell family to The White Company Limited. With memorandum is a small scale map, 20 links to the inch, with town section (T.S) numbers and boundary of land for T.S 893 and 894 with the names: Thomas Wardell. Wm Wardell, H. Wardell, John Wardell, The Seal of the White Hart Company Limited H.G and Hanmer & Bridge Licensed Surveyors 207 Hereford Street.