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Catherine BURT farmer in Taranaki 1884

Journal by ngairedith

Catherine 'Kate' Burt was born in New Zeland in 1850 the second of 9 children of Thomas BURT & Elizabeth WILKIE

She married Robert CLELAND (1851-1893) in 1872
- Robert was a prosperous Lower Hutt grocer
- they had 9 children, 7 sons and 2 daughters
- In 1893 Robert, a well-to-do Lower Hutt grocer, led a family migration to Taranaki, intending to farm at Toko. He soon decided to shift to Kaponga on account of the poor roads to Toko, but died suddenly before making the move. Catherine then led her family of two daughters and seven sons to take possession of the farm on Upper Manaia Road.
She saw all of her sons established on farms, six in Taranaki, one in the Waikato. She herself continued farming on Palmer Rd

The 9 children of Catherine and Robert all born Lower Hutt were:

1873-1956 Harold William Cleland
- farmed on Opuanake Rd then on Gordon Rd, Toko
- married Via Maud ANDERSON in 1905
- Harold died aged 83

1875-1957 Hugh Cleland
- farmer in Taranaki
- married Catherine Elizabeth DUNCAN in 1905
- Hugh died aged 82

1877-1962 Thomas Burt Cleland
- married his mother`s sister Harriet`s daughter Gladys SANSON in 1919
- Thomas died aged 85

1879-1939 Norman Robert Cleland
- married Maggie Helen LAW in Kaponga 1907
- Norman died aged 60

1880-1957 Lena Kate Cleland
- married George Blandford HILL in 1904
- Lena died aged 77

1882-1947 Frederick Earl Cleland
- married Ethel May CARTER in 1929
- Frederick died aged 65

1884-1971 Olive Winifred Cleland
- married Samuel Archibald LEWIS in 1908
- Olive died aged 87

1886-1950 Bernard Edmondson Cleland
- farmed in Kaponga
- married Alice Myrtle POOLEY in 1919
- Bernard died aged 64
- buried in Kaponga General

1888-1972 Arthur Sefton Cleland
- sheep farmer in Rowan Rd Kaponga
- married Myrtle May CASEY in 1921
- Arthur died aged 83
- ashes scattered at Te Henui

Catherine died aged 91, 48 years after Robert
- I would like to know where she is buried (presumably somewhere in Taranaki)

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on 2010-04-14 17:48:31

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