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David BALHARRY + Mary Louisa MacKENZIE

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DAVID BALHARRY (1842-1889) arrived in Napier in 1868
(before Sep 1868 which was when he appeared in Napier Court for being a Militia defaulter. He said he could not possibly attend on account of illness. He had not obtained a medical certificate because there was no militia surgeon and it would cost him a guinea. He was fined 10s ($54 in 2012) and costs)
- he was listed as an Accountant when he married:
MARY LOUISA MacKENZIE (1852-1891) 30 Nov 1870
30 Nov 1870 On the 30th November, by the Rev G. Morice, at the residence of the bride's father, David Balharry to Mary Louisa, second daughter of Mr Chas. Mackenzie of Napier

they had 7 children in Napier:
... (6 found to date)

1872 - 1924 Catherine Frances Balharry
- Catherine married Edward CROWLEY 17 Dec 1895 at St Pauls
- they had 4 known children:
1896 - 1977 Lionel/Lind Statham Crowley
1900 - 1986 Noeline Gretchen Crowley
1902 - 1980 Geoffry Alan Crowley
1905 - 1983 Edward Harry Crowley


1874 - 1939 David Balharry
- Manager of the NZ Shipping Co., in Napier
- he married Fanny BENNETT (1881-1947) in 1904


1876 - 1931 Charles Walter Balharry
- he died 21 Sep 191 aged 55 & buried Old Napier Hill cemetery with his parents
- nothing else known


1878 - 1958 Norman Balharry
- he was an Accountant
- Norman married Elsie Lucy MacDIAMID (1882-1969) in 1908
- 2 known children (possibly others)
1910 - 1982 Barbara Mary Balharry
1911 - 1997 Margaret Lorna Balharry
- lived in New Plymouth 1939
NORMAN died 6 Nov 1958 aged 80
- his last address was 56 Paynters Avenue, New Plymouth
- he is buried Block 01, Plot 59 at Awanui cemetery
ELSIE LUCY died 3 Oct 1969 aged 87 & buried Block 01, Plot 58 at Awanui


1880 - 1964 Bruce Balharry
- Secretary of the Insurance Department of Murray, Roberts & Co in Wellington & Land Agent in Wellington
- married Florence Millicent Allman MARCHANT in Sep 1906 at St Pauls pro-Cathedral Wellington
- Florence was a daughter of John William Allman Marchant, Surveyor-General
- they lived in Wellington
- 1 known child (possibly others)
1907 - 1947 John Bruce Balharry
FLORENCE died 24 Jan 1937 & cremated Karori
BRUCE died 7 Sep 1964 aged 84 & cremated Karori


1883 - 1956 Edith Louise Balharry
- Edith married Hamilton Monteith HUNTER (1874-1946) 29 May 1912 at St Pauls
- Hamilton was an Estate Agent at the time of their marriage


DAVID BALHARRY died on 15 April 1889 at Redclyffe aged 47
16 April 1889 David Balharry, at one time manager of the New Zealand Shipping Company, but lately agent of the Imperial and United Insurance Company, was found dead in the Tutaekuri river, near Redcliffe bridge, Napier yesterday afternoon. His neck was broken. On the bridge were his horse, coat, hat and watch. The appearance leaves no doubt of suicide. He jumped about 30ft into shallow water. Financial difficulties are supposed to be the cause of his act
- he left a note addressed to Mr Patten, the Collector of Customs, saying that through his life he had comtemplated suicide. He died to save his creditors, had no fear of sheol and believed death was a dreamless sleep. He left a widow and seven children and an insurance in the Government office of 1500 (equivalent in 2012 to $282,000) - the inquest
- he is buried at Old Napier Hill cemetery
MARY LOUISA died 30 May 1891 aged 39



PHOTO
HEADSTONE at Old Napier Hill cemetery of:
David & Mary Louisa Balharry & their son Charles Walter

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on 2012-08-13 20:56:59

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