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ARDEN marriages New Zealand 1863 - 1918

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the known ARDEN marriages New Zealand 1873 - 1918

the ARDEN GROOMS
Cecil Henry Arden (1876-1936)
son of Francis Hamer ARDEN (1842-1899) & Mary Frances OLDFIELD (1840-1882)
- married Annie Ellen DALY (1878-1950) in 1905
their known children:
* 1907 - Thelma Alice Arden
* 1910 - Cecilia Frances Arden
* 1912 - 1965 Harry James Arden

Francis George 'Frank' Arden (1847-1921)
1 of 8 children (4 sons & 4 daughters) of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN (1815-1895) & Alice CLISBY (1819-1893) - see notes below
- married Sarah Frances BROWN (1857-1938) in 1878
Taranaki Herald, 12 December 1878 ARDEN-BROWN - On the 9th December, at the Henui Church (New Plymouth), by the Ven Archdeacon Govett, Francis George, fourth son of H. H. Arden, Esq., to Sarah Frances, second daughter of the late Richard Brown, Esq.

Hamar Francis Arden (1842-1899)
son of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN & Alice CLISBY
- married Mary Frances OLDFIELD (1840-1882) in 1873
(married a month after his sister Eliza)
Taranaki Herald, 15 February 1873 ARDEN-OLDIFELD - On the 1st February, at St Mary's Church, by the Ven Archdeacon Govett, Hamar Francis Arden of Taranaki to Mary Frances, eldest daughter of the late Captain Anthony Oldfield, R.A. and granddaughter of the late General Oldfield, K.H. of Oldfield Lawn, Westbourne, Sussex, England
they had 5 children:
* 1873 - 1873 a still born son in NSW on 19 Nov 1873
* 1874 - 1936 Cecil Henry Arden (born Australia, buried Te Henui)
* 1877 - Hilda Katherine Alice Arden
- see her bio in the comments of:
children of Fanny (Frances) Mary & Francis Hamer Arden
* 1879 - 1902 Leslie Hamar Arden
- accidentally killed on active service during the Boer War aged 23
Bush Advocate, 2 July 1902 The Governor has been advised that Private L. H. Arden, of New Plymouth, died at Germiston, South Africa, on June 28 from an accidental gun-shot wound
* 1882 - 1882 Eric Oldfield Arden
- died aged 9 weeks, buried Te Henui, New Plymouth
Mary Frances Arden died 2 Feb 1882 aged 41
- she is buried Te Henui, New Plymouth
Francis next married Fanny Eliza GODFREY (1859-1955) in 1887
they had 3 children:
* 1889 - 1915 Henry Neville Arden
- Captain 23/1288 was killed in action Belgium
* 1892 - Phyllis Godfrey Arden
* 1895 - Frances Jean Arden

John Arden (1851-1924)
- married Mary Ann MILLS (1859-1926) in 1890
their known children:
* 1891 - Elsie Mary Arden
* 1892 - 1918 John Edward Arden (died in Hastings) during Flu Pandemic
* 1893 - 1968 William Henry Arden
* 1895 - 1895 George Herbert Arden (aged 7 weeks)
* 1897 - 1977 Winifred Harriet Arden (not married)
* 1899 - Edith Gertrude Arden

Vincent West Arden (1865-1837)
- married Harriet Ada EARL (1867-1937) in 1889
believe this was ARDERN
son of Samuel ARDERN & Florence WEST from Altrincham who first emigrated from Liverpool to Melbourne on the "Charlotte Gladstone" 10 Sep 1869 then later moved to New Plymouth
HARRIET died 29 April 1937 aged 69
VINCENT died 3 Sep 1937 aged 71
- he is buried Row 2 Lot 12 Plot 1 at Te Henui

William Arden
- married Alice GEE in 1900

William Henry Arden (1894-1968)
- married Elizabeth Montgomery McWHINNIE (1886-1976) in 1918


the ARDEN BRIDES
Alice Clisby Arden (1854-1940)
daughter of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN & Alice CLISBY
- married Philip Callow MOORE in 1876
Taranaki Herald, 22 March 1876 MOORE-ARDEN - On the 18th March, at Omata Church, by the Rev H. H. Brown, Phillip Callow Moore, Esq., to Alice Clisby, second daughter of H. H. Arden, Esq. No cards.
ALICE remarried in 1881 to Albert Richard LANGLEY (1854-1936)

Eliza Emma 'Bessie' Arden (1855-1943)
daughter of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN & Alice CLISBY
- married Nathaniel Neil JOYNT (1838-1895) in 1873
Taranaki Herald, 31 December 1873 JOYNT-ARDEN - On the 27th December, at St Mary's Church, by the Ven Archdeacon Govett, N. N. Joynt, Esq., of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Eliza Emma, third daughter of H. H. Arden, Esq., of New Plymouth
- they divorced in 1879
- Nathaniel was a mining & commission agent in Waihi in 1894
- Eliza remarried to Edward Robert TREGEAR (1846-1931) 18 June 1880 Henui Church, New Plymouth
Robert was born in Southampton, England. He died in Picton

Emma Arden
daughter of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN & Alice CLISBY
- married Henry GORDON in 1882
Taranaki Herald, 22 April 1882 GORDON-ARDEN - On the 20th April, at St Mary's Church, Henry Gordon, Sub-Inspector A.C. Force, and late of the 44th Regiment, to Emma, youngest daughter of Hamar Arden, Esq.
Press, 2 October 1906 COLONEL GORDON The death occurred in Wellington to-day of Colonel Gordon, aged sixty-four years. Up to about four years ago he was Officer Commanding the Canterbury district volunteers. Since then he had resided in Wellington.
Lieut-Colonel Henry Gordon, formerly Officer Commanding the Canterbury Militia and Volunteer District, was born at the Cape of Good Hope in 1842, and was educated at the Sandhurst Military College. He was appointed ensign in the 21st Royal Fusiliers (now the Scots' Fusiliers) was transferred in 1863 to the 44th East Essec Regiment and served three years in India, and one year in England before coming to the colonies. He arrived in Auckland by the ship Blue Jacket in 1867, and was for some years engaged in farming. In 1872 he joined the field force in New Zealand, and was appointed captain in 1879. Colonel Gordon accompanied the expedition to Parihaka as Field-Lieutenant and in the beginning of 1883 was appointed district adjutant for the Otago District, and was transferred to Christchurch in 1891. He held the position of Officer Commanding the District, which he resigned in September 1901. In 1881(sic) he married a daughter of the late Mr H. H. Arden, of Long Crofts, Staffordshire, England

Rachel Alice Arden (1843-1922)
born Brighton, England 29 Oct 1843
daughter of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN & Alice CLISBY
- married Captain Francis Joseph MACE in 1863
Colonist, 18 September 1863 MACE-ARDEN - On September 15, at Christ Church, Nelson, by his Lordship the Bishop, Lieutenant Francis Joseph Mace, of Taranaki, to Rachel Alice, eldest daughter of Hamar Arden, Esq., and granddaughter of the late Rev Francis Edward Arden, of Gresham Rectory, Norfolk
settled in Oakura in 1867 & had 6 children
their children:
* 1865 - 1950 Francis Charles Mace
* 1866 - 1937 Alice Isabel Mace (+ Lewis Wallace Alexander 1892)
* 1869 - 1944 Alfred Arden Mace
* 1871 - 1969 Henry Hallett Mace
* 1874 - 1949 Philip Herbert Mace
* 1876 - 1960 Ida Mabel Mace (+ Francis Montague Mills 1898)
Rachel died in Oakura in May 1922 aged 79

NOTES
* Hamar Humphry Arden (1815-1895) was born in England, son of watercolourist the Rev. Francis Edward Arden, Vicar of Gresham. Arrived in Taranaki 1853 with his wife and family, taking up land in Corbett Road. When forced to refuge to New Plymouth during the hostilities, he practiced as a professional artist, making many watercolours often of the same view of the township. Took his family to Nelson 1860, but returned to New Plymouth sometime in 1861. Served in the Taranaki volunteers and so obtained a land grant at Tikorangi. From 1871 he and his son (see above) worked as professional artists; his style was rather more primitive than his son's. Represented in Taranaki Museum, Hocken, and Turnbull. An engraving of a view of Brougham Street, New Plymouth, is in Turnbull

Taranaki Herald, 10 May 1893, DEATH of Alice ARDEN (1819-1893)
Another old and much respected resident of New Plymouth has passed away from amongst us in the person of Mrs Alice Arden, the wife of Mr H. H. Arden. The deceased lady arrived here with her husband in the chip 'Cresswell' in August, 1853, when they went on some land at Bell Block and commenced farming. On the war breaking out in 1860 the family moved to Nelson, returning, however, in 1864, and have resided in New Plymouth ever since. The late Mrs possessed a most amiable disposition and was never wearied of performing acts of kindness and benevolence, which endeared her to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The deceased lady who had suffered from a long and painful illness, had passed the Psalmist's limit for the span of human life, being 74 years of age. Her illness, however, was soothed by the affectionate and solicitous care of her sons and daughters. Her family consisted of Mr Hamar F. Arden, Mr Henry Arden, Mr Frank Arden, Mrs (Captain) F. J. Mace, Mrs A. R. Langley, Mrs E. Tregear and Mrs (Colonel) Gordon.
The funeral, which was conducted by Mr W. Sole, was a private one and took place on Tuesday afternoon, the deceased lady dying the previous day.

the single-storey house of Hamar Humphrey Arden & family in Bell Block, New Plymouth 1860

The children of Hamar Humphrey ARDEN & Alice CLISBY
1842 - 1899 Hamar Francis Arden (first son of )
1843 - 1922 Rachel Alice Arden (eldest daughter of )
1845 - 1935 Henry Arden (second son)
1847 - 1921 Francis George 'Frank' Arden (fourth son of )
1854 - 1940 Alice Clisby Arden (second daughter of )
1855 - 1943 Eliza Emma 'Bessie' Arden (third daughter of )
? - ? Emma Arden (youngest daughter of )
? - ? second son

BITS of TRIVIA
The 'Taranaki Budget' in May 1893 read:
With reference of the projected marriage of Prince Francis of Teck to the only daughter of Lord Burton we are informed that the mother of Lord Burton (nee Jane Arden, of Longcroft Hall, Staffordshire) is first cousin of Mr H. H. Arden of New Plymouth. Prince Francis of Teck is probably better known as Michael Arthur Bass, of Burton-on-Trent. Mr Bass was created Baron Burton in 1886. What relation then will Mr H. H. Arden of New Plymouth, Lord Burton's mother's first cousin be to Lord Burton's daughter's husband's sister's husband, the Duke of York!!

Joseph Hamar - Captain of James Cook's First Navy Ship
(?-1774 not known when and where he was born)
On 5 July 1753 he married Elizabeth Limeburner at St. Dunstans church in East London. Elizabeth's father was Captain Thomas Limeburner, who had command of the Seahorse in American waters during the War of Austrian Succession (1739-1748) so was a colleague of Joseph Hamar. The following year a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth was born at Greenwich on 4 June 1754.
Hamar became a Superannuated Rear Admiral in October 1758.
His wife Elizabeth died and Hamar remarried. His second wife, Ann(e), was the widow of William Berry and she already had a son, also called William. Hamars will, written in late 1773 in Manchester, refers to his house in Hampstead, North London. Hamar died in early 1774, the will being proved in March of that year.
Hamars daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Hamar, married the Reverend John Arden 15 May 1775 in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire and died in Yoxall, Staffordshire in May 1842.
The Ardens had a son, Francis Edward Arden, who became the vicar of Gresham in Norfolk.
Francis Edward married Rachel Pinkard about 1802 and they had a son called Humphrey Hamar in 1815. Humphrey Hamar Arden emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1853 and settled in Taranaki... (more at the link at his name)

also see ARDEN burials in New Plymouth

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