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SPICER - PRIER

Richard SPICER (1832-1914) married Jane WALLER (1835-1913)
- they had 11 children
1852 - Richard Spicer
1854 - Henry Spicer
1859 - Mary Jane Spicer
1861 - George Spicer
* 1863 - William Alfred Spicer
1865 - Harriet Spicer
* 1867 - James Spicer
* 1870 - Thomas Spicer
1872 - Maria Annie Spicer
1874 - Albert John Spicer
1876 - Charles Henry Spicer

- 3 of the sons married 3 women named PRIER

I haven't found parents for these 3 girls so don't know if they are siblings
Can you help please

* William Alfred Spicer (1863-1947)
- 5th born
- married Eliza PRIER (1867-1947) 7 June 1892 in Wellington

* James Spicer (1867-1932)
- 7th born
- married Grace Emma PRIER (1873-1920) in 1894

* Thomas Spicer (1870-1945)
- 8th born
- married Ada PRIER (1870-1915) in 1893


COMMENTS
... by janilye on 2012-02-06 13:03:42
The parents of William, James and Thomas SPICER were;
FATHER: Richard (Dick) Spicer, b: 23 July 1832 at Pluckley, Kent, England and died 7 June 1914 at Ohariu, Wellington, NZ
MOTHER: Jane Valler, b: 29 June 1835 at Bramshott, Hampshire, England and died on 2 October 1913 at Ohariu, Wellington, NZ
Richard and June were married at St Pauls Church, Wellington, New Zealand, on the 26 February 1852 at St Pauls Church, Wellington, New Zealand


... by ngairedith on 2012-02-07 04:53:07
thanx heaps jan,
the marriage notice reads
... SPICER-PRIER - On the 7th June, 1892, at the Church of England, by the Rev Archdeacon Fancourt, William Alfred, second son of Mr R. Spicer, Ohariu Valley, to Eliza, third daughter of the late Mr W. Prier, Ohariu Valley

William Smale Prier died in 1891

so, he was the father of Eliza - 2 to go


... by ngairedith on 2012-02-07 05:59:26
these are the PRIER children born in NZ as they appear on BDM from earliest recorded to last of William Smale:
I also added Mary Jane on the strength of what jan said above
..(death dates are my additions)

1857 - Prier, Unnamed Male
- nothing known
1858 - 1935 Prier, Mary Jane
- Mary married Henry Lewer (1856-1918) in 1880
1860 - 1865 Prier, Sophia
- Sophia died aged 5
1862 - 1910 Prier, Elizabeth
- Elizabeth married Charles Lewer (1859-1925) in 1884
1864 - ? Prier, Thomas John
- Thomas married Kate Woodman (1869-1936) in 1894
1867 - 1947 Prier, Eliza
- Eliza married William Alfred Spicer in 1892
1868 - 1949 Prier, Henry James
- Henry married Sarah Woodman
1870 - 1915 Prier, Ada
- married Thomas Spicer in 1893
1871 - 1920 Prier, Grace Emma
- Grace married James Spicer in 1894
1875 - 1934 Prier, Edgar - Susannah & William Smale
- Edgar married Alice Davis in 1899
1878 - 1878 Prier, Arthur - Susannah & William Smale
- Arthur died aged 1 week


if you look at that list, Eliza is the 3rd daughter, as mentioned in the marriage notice of 1892, since sister Sophia died in 1865
of course this doesn't apply IF they had others outside NZ

PLUS
- 2 Lewer siblings ?
- 2 Woodman siblings ?
- 3 Spicer siblings ?

hope this extra info helps someone to identify


... by janilye on 2012-02-07 06:12:14
Mary Jane was born in Wellington. She died on the 16th July 1925 at Porirua Mental Hospital in Wellington. I have individual photos of her and her husband and 7 or 8 of the LEWER children.
These are her children;
henry charles Lewer 1881 1962
Fredrick William Lewer 1882 1937
Ethel Grace Lewer 1884 1884
Melissa Susan Lewer 1885 1936
Edward John Lewer 1886 1954
Elsie Maud Lewer 1887 1942
Walter Francis Lewer 1888 1953 (see comments below)
Bertie Earl Lewer 1890 1952
Leonard Norman Lewer 1892 1937
Edith May Lewer 1893 1946
Sidney Herbert Lewer 1896 1959
Violet Mary Lewer 1897 1963
She was buried on the 21 July 1925 at Porirua Cemetery Wellington, kenepuru Drive Porirua Church of Eng Area Row G Plot 39


... by janilye on 2012-02-07 06:19:21
HENRY LEWER (1856-1918) & MARY JANE PRIER (1858-1925)

written by great grandchild Rex LEWER
Our Henry LEWER born 1856 had the nickname of "IRON JAW HARRY." Legend has it that he used to participate in show fighting that took place in the Palmerston North Opera House. Presumably as a challenger to professional fighters.
When he was 24 he married Mary-Jane PRIER at the Wellington Registry Office on the 7th April 1880. Witnesses were Jane's father William PRIER, (her mother was Susannah nee BIRD). The other witness was Emma (?) LEWER. The (?) could be Mary - must have been Henry's sister rather than his mother. Henry's brother Charles married Jane's sister Elizabeth PRIER at almost the same time.
They had the usual large family. The first birth registered was for Henry Charles born 5th Jan 1881 at Ohariu with grandfather William PRIER as the informant.
It appears that by the mid 1880's Henry had moved via Foxton (port) to the Manawatu area as a daughter Ethel Grace was born in Palmerston North 15th March 1884.
Henry worked during his active years in the Timber Industry e.g. McGREGOR'S Mill in Orangiponga so this and places like Ohingaiti, Hunterville, Linton figure as the places his children grew up in. There is also the rumour that he spent time clearing the bush from land he bought for re-sale when cleared.
Henry died at aged 62 on the 15th Dec 1918 at Pahiatua where he was a nightwatchman and Mary-Jane died aged 66 on the 21st July 1925 at Porirua.


PHOTO
the grave of HENRY LEWER
(1855-1918) at Mangatainoka, Pahiatua

Surnames: DAVIS LEWER PRIER SPICER WOODMAN
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Comments

by ngairedith on 2012-02-08 16:31:32

amended

by darianzam on 2013-05-02 09:15:11

Walter Francis Lewer married three times - to Elizabeth Hilliar who died 1918, then he married my great-great-aunt Elizabeth (Bessy) Flannagan in 1922; I suppose it id not last long and they divorced for the family do not remember her being married. And then in 1938 he married to Eunice Rita Dudson who remained with him until he died. There were children and grandchildren.

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