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Frederick John Tasker (1856-1937) Manawatu

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FREDERICK JOHN TASKER (1856-1937) was born in Southwark, Camberwell, England to George TASKER (1833-1915) & Ann JAMES (1834-1912)
He was a Hotel Keeper
see TIMELINE at end

FREDERICK married Christina Gibson LINN (1854-1894) 12 Sep 1876 in East Taiere, Otago
* Christina was born in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland
their known children
- born in Otago & Canterbury -

1 1877 - 1958 Christina Clara 'Tina' Tasker
Tina married Frank Reid (1873-1907) in 1899
their known children
* 1900 - 1976 William Douglas 'Doug' Reid (Brimblecombe)
- William was born 31 Jan 1900, the son of George Frederick Brimblecombe (1850-1917) & Mary Caroline Reid (1865-1929) who married in Auckland in 1890
* 1901 - 1901 Eric Linn Reid (aged 4 months)
Tina next married William Reginald Knightly Harker (1867-1940) in 1921
* William was born in Peckham, Rye, Surrey to William Jarvis Harker & Julia Loe

2 1878 - 1934 George Robert Tasker
* George was the Proprietor of the Whenuakura Hotel (between Patea & Wanganui) which was established in 1871
George married Eleanor Martha Tasker (1877-1937) in Wanganui in 1895. Their fathers were brothers. NOTE.. Eleanor was born Eleanor Ann Tasker, her children were recorded under her name as Eleanor Martha. She was recorded as Eleanor Martha at death
their known children
* 1895 - 1962 Percy Edward Tasker
* 1897 - 1955 Charles Frederick George Tasker
* 1899 - 1968 Christina Eleanor Tasker
* 1907 - 1986 Mavis Marion Tasker
George next married Mary Louise Price (1888-1963) in 1926 in Taihape
* Eleanor next married Frederick William Beck 31 Dec 1930 in Lower Hutt. She died 2 Oct 1937 aged 60 in Lower Hutt
George died 22 April 1934 aged 56 in Masterton
* Mary Louise died 6 Sep 1963 aged 75 in Cambridge

3 1880 - 1949 George Frederick Tasker
George married Ada Priscilla Ostler (1879-1950) in Christchurch 1901
* Ada was born in Christchurch to James & Lucy Ostler
their children born Wellington
* 1902 - Frederick John Tasker
* 1905 - Irene Ada Christina Tasker
* 1909 - Iris Edna Tasker
George died in May 1949 aged 68 in Randwick, Sydney. Ada died there the following year

4 1881 - 1882 Albert John Tasker
Albert was born 10 June 1881 in Waimate. He died 24 Jan 1882, aged 7 months, in Wanganui

- they then moved to Wanganui -
5 1882 - 1966 Ann Emily Tasker
Ann married William Edward Park (1880-1960) in Auckland 1901
their known children
- born in Palmerston North -
* 1902 - 1988 Myrie Wanaka Park
* 1903 - 1904 Ina Phyliss Park (10 months)
* 1905 - 1907 Russell Edward Park (aged 2)
* 1907 - 1907 Moya Doreen Park (12 weeks)
* 1908 - 1992 Edna Tui Park
* 1910 - 1970 Anua Reginald 'Reg' Park
* 1911 - 1980 Reina Iwa Park
* 1912 - 1979 Zelma Doreen Park
* 1913 - 1985 Roy Raymond
* 1914 - 1914 Dennis William Park (still)
* William died 1 Feb 1960 aged 79 in Palmerston North
Ann next married Murdo 'Jock' Munro (1886-1966) in Inglewood 26 Feb 1960 aged 77
Ann died 13 Dec 1966 aged 84 in Inglewood

6 1884 - 1955 Alice Ada Alberta Tasker
Alice married George Alfred Frier in Napier in 1908
their known children
* 1902 - 1994 Margarita Irwin Frier
* Margarita didn't marry. She is buried in Otaki
Alice next married William Goldfrap Shepherd Hendry McKay (1890-1960) in 1924
* William was from England. He was wounded in action in France in July 1917 by a gunshot wound to his chest and left thigh. He rejoined his unit 19 Aug 1917 and in Nov was again wounded by shelling and mustard gas. He was in a field hospital then transferred to a Military Hospital in London. He was transferred to Hornchurch hospital in Essex in December 1917. He marched in again Oct 1918 to rejoin his unit. He left for NZ in April 1919
Alice died 12 Jan 1955 aged 70

7 1886 - 1916 Albert Arthur Walter Tasker
Albert married Agnes Mary Johnson/Jonson (1889-1972) in Palmerston North 1907
their three sons
* 1908 - 1972 Frederick John Tasker
* Frederick married Iris Vera Halligan in 1926
* Frederick married Irene May Harrison in 1933
* 1909 - 1980 Albert Arthur Tasker
* 1915 - 1976 Leslie Tasker
Albert Arthur Walter Tasker died 1 Aug 1916 in Berhampore, Wellington, 2 days from age 30
Manawatu Times, 2 Aug 1916 The friends of Mr and Mrs F. J. Tasker, of Waldegrave Street, will regret to hear of the death of their youngest son Albert, which occurred at Wellington yesterday, after a somewhat lengthy illness. The deceased, who was only 29 years of age, was well known in Palmerston and leaves a wife and family of three boys. The interment takes place at Wellington on Thursday
* Agnes next married John Denis O'Keefe (1900-1969) in 1923

8 1888 - 1962 Grace Eleanor Tasker
Grace had a daughter
1907 - 1926 Alice Ernestine Tasker. In 1908 her name became Kivell. She married Herbert Louis Downes in June 1926. She died 3 months later aged 19
Grace married Ernest Charles Kivell (1879-1919), a Brewer, in Wellington 1908
their known children
* 1909 - 1918 Arthur Edward Kivell
* 1910 - 1976 Ernest Charles Kivell
* 1911 - 1992 Grace Eleanor Kivell
* 1914 - 1984 Walter Henry Kivell
* 1916 - 1982 Frederick Tiki Kivell
Grace next married William Andrew Hughson (1880-1967) in Stratford 1924
Grace next married Henry Maris Wills (1874-1956)
Grace died 13 July 1962 aged 74 in Hawera

9 1889 - 1967 Violet Mary Tasker
Manawatu Times, 20 Sep 1910
COMING OF AGE
To celebrate the coming of age of their youngest daughter, Violet, Mr and Mrs F. J. Tasker entertained a large number of friends at a ball in the Municipal Hall last night. The hall was very tastefully decorated and the dance was most enjoyable. His Worship the Mayor, Mr J. A. Nash, proposed the health of Miss Tasker and wished her all happiness. Mr F. J. Tasker suitably responded. Messrs B. Webb and D. Park acted as M.C's. and the music was supplied by Mr P. O. Hanley
Violet married Edward Frank Bee (1891-1961) in Wellington in 1921
Manawatu Times, 16 March 1921
WEDDING
The wedding was celebrated recently at St Michael and All Angels Church, Kelburn, of Miss Violet Mary Tasker, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs F. J. Tasker, Kelburn, to Mr E. F. Bee, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Bee, Stratton, Cirencester, Gloucester, England. The Rev C. W. Payne officiated. Her sister, Mrs Reid, was matron-of-honour. Mr Ray Bryant (Palmerston North) was the best man
Violet died 8 March 1967 aged 77 in Wellington

FREDERICK JOHN Tasker next married Mary Teresa WELLS (1867-1936) 1895 in Wanganui
* Mary was a daughter of John William Wells (1847-1923) & ? (see timeline)
Wanganui Herald, 25 June 1895
MARRIAGE
Mr Frederick J. Tasker, our well-known local boniface, was united in marriage this afternoon to Miss Mary Theresa Wells, of Feilding. The ceremony was performed by the Rev T. B. McLean, in the Church of England. The bride, who was dressed in a handsome heliotrope dress, was given away by her father and attended by Miss E. Tasker and Miss L. Wells, the former wearing cream and the latter pink. Mr Alfred Butler acted as best man. After the ceremony the happy couple drove to the Albion, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was provided, a large number of guests being present

TIMELINE for Frederick & his family
Timaru Herald, 8 April 1881
WAIMATE
Frederick was a witness in the Larceny Court Case when Peter McDonald was charged with having stolen spoons from the Royal Hotel on the 28th February .. F. J. Tasker, billiard-marker at the Royal Hotel, saw accused in the billiard-room from about noon to half-past two, playing billiards ..

Wanganui Chronicle, 15 May 1889
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
I, Frederick John Tasker, of Wanganui, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain and will, at the next Licensing Meeting, to be holden at Wanganui on the seventh day of June next, apply for a Certificate authorising the issue of a Publican's License for a house situate at Wanganui, and known as the Albion Hotel, containing twelve rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family; also for extension until 12p.m.
* The license was transferred to Frederick from Elizabeth Pearce

Wanganui Herald, 9 June 1890
THE VICTORIA ROLLER SKATING RINK
Held at the Oddfellows' Hall, is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday evenings from 7.30 till 10. Admission 1s. Skates - Gentlemen 6d; Ladies free. Saturday Morning Session, for Ladies only, from 10.30 to 12.30. Admission 6d. F. J. TASKER, Manager

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 Sep 1894
At yesterday's meeting of the Licensing Committee Mr F, J, Tasker, of the Albion Hotel, applied to be exempted from burning a night lamp on his premises for three months, during the work of rebuilding. The Committee granted the exemption

Wanganui Chronicle, 23 Jan 1895
WANGANUI CALEDONIAN SOCIETY
Twelfth Annual Meeting. Perfect holiday weather greeted the above event, which took place yesterday in Victoria Park and the result was on of the largest, if not the largest, gatherings ever held upon the ground. A lengthy programme of 29 items was gone through in a most expeditious manner ... The licensing booth, which was under the charge of Mr F. J. Tasker, host of the Albion Hotel, who had a large staff of assistants, was kept busy during the intervals and the same may be said of the refreshment booth and luncheon room ... The attendance is variously estimated at between 1800 and 2400 ..

Wanganui Chronicle, 7 Aug 1895
GAIETY THEATRE
In reply to a communication with reference to playing a season in Wanganui, Mr F. J. Tasker, the lessee of the Oddfellow's Hall, has received the following note from the manager of "The Gaiety Girl Company" now fulfilling a Sydney engagement:- "Many thanks for yours of 12th inst. I regret to say that the Gaiety Girl Company is not going to visit New Zealand

Wanganui Herald, 16 Feb 1897
ODDFELLOWS LODGE
At last it would appear that the various schemes propounded for establishing an up=to=date theatre in Wanganui are maturing. At last night's meeting of the local Oddfellows' Lodge a concession was granted to Mr F. J. Tasker of a thirty years lease of the present hall in Ridgway street, which is now under offer to a syndicate being formed to erect on the site a new brick building to be known in future as the Opera House. There is every indication that the venture will prove thoroughly successful

Wanganui Herald, 29 July 1897
LICENSE TRANSFER
A special meeting of the Wanganui Licensing Committee was held at the Courthouse yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock to consider an application for the temporary transfer of the license of the Rutland Hotel from Mrs Scott to Mr F. J. Tasker.

Wanganui Herald, 2 March 1898
TOBACCONIST SHOP
Mr F. J. Tasker opened the tobacconist's shop in Ranfurly Chambers (Ridgway-street) to-day with an excellent assortment of cigars, tobaccos, etc. from the best manufacturers. A first-class tonsorial artist arrives next week from the South to take charge of the hairdressing and shaving saloon

Wanganui Herald, 16 June 1898
PALMERSTON NORTH
Mr F. J. Tasker has purchased the interest in the Clarendon Hotel, Palmerston, from Miss Crawford and will take possession at the end of the month
NOTE On Thursday 7 July 1898, Fred and his family left Wanganui for Palmerston North. He had sold the tobacconist/hairdresser shop to Mr G. Tuffin and left, carrying with him, after 18 years residence in Wanganui, the best of good wishes from the town. In Sep 1899 he sent £1 to the Wanganui Borough Council for the renewal of the license for the Oddfellows Hall

On 3 Dec 1900 He transferred the Clarendon Hotel license to John Watkin

New Zealand Times, 5 Dec 1900
CAFE DE PARIS HOTEL
, Palmerston North (opposite Railway Station), Palmerston North. F. J. Tasker desires to inform the general public that he has purchased the freehold of the above well-known hotel and has now added a First-class Billiard room and additional sitting rooms. Telephone No 80. None but the Best Ales and Liquors.

In July 1900 he sold the lease of the Cafe de Paris Hotel to Mrs Williams of Stratford, late of the Masonic Hotel in Ashhurst, at the same time purchasing the freehold and took a trip to England.
* About 60 people representing the legal, banking, commercial and newspaper men of Palmerston North, attended the Farewell Social held at the Cafe de Paris to say goodbye to Mr and Mrs F. J. Taker and family. They left in July 1901.
* the local Licensing Committee authorised Mary Theresa Tasker, Frederick's (2nd) wife, to run the hotel in Fred's absence when he and the Misses Tasker (daughters) went again in Feb 1902. They returned in Aug 1902 after 6 months holiday
* In July 1904 they were again farewelled prior to their departure to visit the Old Country. The travelled via Australia, leaving there for London on the P. and O. steamer 'Egypt'. In Oct they and their family were callers at the NZ Agency General, London. They returned on the s.s. 'India' in December, arriving in Jan 1905

Manawatu Standard, 27 Aug 1904
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
For Transfer of License
I, Frederick John Tasker, of Palmerston North, being the holder of a publican's license in respect of the house and premises situated at Palmerston North known as the "Cafe de Paris" do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain and will at the next Licensing Committee to be holden at Palmerston North on the 5th day of September, 1904, apply for a transfer of the said licensed premises to Ernest Woolright, my appointee
* This must have been handled by his lawyer as they were still overseas at this date

* Frederick was very involved in all town affairs, standing for Council and sitting on Committees, Jury panels, Chamber of Commerce etc. He enjoyed bowls and was the President & Secretary of the Palmerston Club of 130 members. They played many Championship matches in town and away. In Feb 1905 tenders were closed with Mr L. G. West, the architect in Palmerston North, for the erection of two shops and dwellings in the Main Street to be built for Mr Frederick John Tasker and also for the erection of a new residence for him. He (and many other townsfolk) objected to the building of an abattoir adjacent to his property

On 10 April 1908 Fred, his wife and two daughters left on the 'Matai' for Sydney en route to England on a 4 months bowling tour. They left on the Mongolia from there to spend 6 months in the UK and on the Continent. He visited the Temple Bowling Club to a hearty welcome but it was too wet to play. He did, however play on the winning side in a match between the Streatham Constitutional and Woodfield Clubs. The following week he met with the Canadians who had arrived to play and he engaged in a game with Dr W. G. Grace at the Crystal Palace. The Scottish turf green of the South London Club so impressed Fred that he intended taking a quantity of the turf seed home to experiment for the purpose of acclimatisation. He so impressed the bowlers in London that he was eagerly sought after for contests

Manawatu Standard, 14 June 1909
BEAUTIFYING SOCIETY
Mr F. J. Tasker, hon, secretary to the Beautifying Society, informs us that the subscriptions collected in aid of it funds now amount to over £100, which has been paid to the Borough Council. The latest donations are:- C. R. Hewitt £2, L. Pascal £1, F. Mowlem £1 1s, W. Strang £1 1s, A. Guy £1 1s, J. C. Lane 5s. Mr Tasker says the Society expects this week to plant trees in Rangitikei street from Kawau bridge to Boundary road

Wanganui Chronicle, 13 Jan 1911
PROPERTY SALE
The Manawatu Times says that Mr J. J. Tasker, who leaves shortly for England, has disposed of his fine property and residence of 2 acres of land, eight-roomed house, splendid outbuildings and well laid-out grounds, on Foxton Line to a resident of Wanganui. He left for England on the 'Morea' from Auckland 14 April. He enjoyed the unexpected privilege of staying for a few hours at Malta on the way to London. He was expected to catch the 'Marmora' at Marseilles for Australia by middle of September, stay there until Nov and to be back in time for the general elections

* In March 1912 Frederick was asked by a number of ratepayers and electors to contest the vacant seat on the Borough Council. He stood for the position. His candidate speech (limited to 15 minutes) was .. He was not a good speaker, but was reckoned a good worker and if elected would prove that he was worthy of that reputation. He was in favour of the gas works being Municipally owned, of pure water, good roads, trams, Municipal baths and tree planting. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and through that body's influence gained knowledge that would benefit the town when brought into use. He had been Hon. Sec. of the Beautifying Society and assisted to make the Squares as they were. He had been Hon. Sec. of the Consumptive Annexe Committee which helped to enrich the Hospital funds by nearly £500

* In Aug 1912 he was elected to the Committee of the Horticultural Society

* In April 1913 he declined a request to contest a seat in the Borough Council

Thames Star, 13 May 1913
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
For An Accommodation License
I. Frederick John Tasker, of Tairau, Hotelkeeper, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will, at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden at the Courthouse at Thames on the 6th day of June 1913, apply for a certificate authorising the issue of an Accommodation License, for a house situate at Hikau and known by the sign of the Tairua Hotel, containing sixteen rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family.
- Signature of Applicant: Frederick John Tasker
- Name of Owner: Thomas E. Tasker (Thomas Edward Tasker 1874-1950)

Manawatu Times, 26 June 1914
PERSONAL NEWS
Mr N. H. Nash, Mr and Mrs H. Coles, Mr and Mrs F. J. Tasker, Miss Violet Tasker and Mrs F. Reid leave Wellington to-day by the 'Ulimaroa' with the Dominion team of bowlers for Sydney and Queensland. The party plan to return in about two months time

* In March 1915 his phone number was listed under the latest additions to the telephone exchange:- Phone 872, at his residence in Waldegrave street

* Frederick was the Managing Director of the Palace Picture Theatre, Ltd which was built in 1915 in George street, on the site once occupied by the Manawatu Stables. The Palace continued operation from it's opening on Monday night, 1 Nov 1915, until 9 February 1935 when the theatre was badly gutted by fire. It was not until 1936 that the theatre reopened after extensive work was done. The front veranda roof decorations and much of the interior woodwork was replaced at this time. Palmerston Amusements Ltd owned the theatre at the time of the fire. They had planned to open a new 1300 seat theatre in its place, but this never eventuated. Instead, the newly refurbished building reopened as The Mayfair. The Mayfair became part of the Kerridge Odeon Corporation in 1946 and continued until 1965 when it was closed for a modernisation works. The theatre reopened later in 1965 as The Odeon, the name it held until the building's demolition in 1992. Harvey Norman now stands in its place next to the junction of Coleman Mall and George Street.

Manawatu Times, 7 Oct 1915
RESIGNED
At a committee meeting of the Palmerston Bowling committee, at the opening of the Season (in which Miss Tasker assisted with afternoon tea), the resignation of Mr F. J. Tasker as secretary was accepted with general regret and Mr A. Pickering was appointed

Manawatu Standard, 2 Aug 1916
DEATH OF SON
Much sympathy will be felt for Mr and Mrs F. J. Tasker, of Waldegrave street, in the death of their youngest son Albert, which occurred at Wellington yesterday, after a somewhat lengthy illness. The deceased, who was only 29 years of age, was well-known in Palmerston and leaves a wife and family of three boys. The interment takes place at Wellington on Thursday

Evening Post, 27 Dec 1916
ON THE MOVE
Mr F. J. Tasker, after living in Palmerston North for the past twenty years, has decided to remove to Wellington. He is ex-president of the Palmerston Bowling Club and has been prominent in many local movements. His intention is to join the Wellington Bowling Club (they lived in Kelburn)

Manawatu Standard, 7 May 1920
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
For Publican's License
I, Edmund Perkis, Hotelkeeper, of Palmerston North, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden at Palmerston North, on the seventh day of June 1920, apply for a certificate authorising the issue (renewal) of a Publican's License for a house situate at Palmerston North and known as the Cafe de Paris Hotel, containing twenty-two rooms exclusive of those required for the use of the family. E. Perkis, Applicant
- Name of Owner: Frederick John Tasker, The Glen, Kelburn, Wellington

Press, 22 Feb 1922
IN CHRISTCHURCH
Mr and Mrs F. J. Tasker (Wellington) and Mrs Stanford (Sydney) are staying at the Clarendon. (This was Mary's sister)

* In Feb 1923 Mr & Mrs Frederick J. Tasker, former residents of Palmerston, were among the Wellington Bowling team who visited there on Tuesday. They were surprised to find the growth of trees on the esplanade and on the Municipal bowling greens

Manawatu Standard, 4 July 1923
DEATH OF FATHER-IN-LAW
An old identity of Feilding in the person of Mr J. W. Wells, passed away in the Palmerston North hospital on Monday. Arriving in New Zealand in 1874, Mr Wells closely identified himself with the development of Feilding, constructing roads and railways. Highly esteemed throughout the district, the deceased gentleman leaves a widow and four daughters - Mrs F. J. Tasker, Wellington; Mrs Charles Stanford, Sydney; Mrs Harry Feilder, Auckland; Mrs Scott, Canterbury; and three sons - John and George, Feilding and Claude, Auckland, besides several grandchildren and one great-grandchild to mourn their loss

NOTE Sometime between 1926-1927 they returned to Palmerston North

Evening Post, 9 February 1937
- OBITUARY

Mr Frederick John Tasker, formerly a well-known hotelkeeper, died at Palmerston North on Monday in his eighty-first year. He came out to New Zealand in the sailing ship 'Wannington' and landed at Port Chalmers in 1875. After a few years in the South Island he went to Wanganui and was an active member of the Union and Wanganui Bowling Clubs, winning several trophies and medals. He was a life member of the Oddfellows' Lodge. Mr Tasker was engaged in the hotel business at Wanganui and Palmerston North, retiring some years ago. He was secretary of the Wellington Bowling Club for five years, when living in Wellington. He was president one year and secretary for five years of the Palmerston North Bowling Club, and as an active member won many trophies. He was a member of the champion rink for New Zealand in 1915.
Mr Tasker was twice married. He leaves a grown-up family by his first wife of five daughters and one son. There are 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren

Evening Post, 28 March 1938
- DISPUTED ESTATE

Seven counsel were engaged in the Court of Appeal today in a dispute over the will of the late Frederick John Tasker, of Palmerston North, the appeal being against a Supreme Court judgment of Mr Justice Smith under the Family Protection Act, 1908. The testator died on February 8, 1937, and the will, dated July 21, 1936 left an estate of approximately £20,000 (Sep 2012 equivalent of $1,855,000) for distribution, He had been twice married, but both his wives predeceased him.

On the Bench were the Chief Justice (Sir Michael Myers), Mr Justice Kennedy, Mr Justice Callan and Mr Justice Northcroft
The appellants were
* Mrs Grace Eleanor Hughson (Hawera)
* Mrs Ann Emily Park (Inglewood) and
* George Frederick Tasker (Sydney) plaintiffs in the Supreme Court
and the respondents were the Public Trustee (executor and trustee of the estate)
* Mrs Christina Clara Harker (Palmerston North)
* Mrs Alice Ada Alberta McKay (Gisborne) and
* Mrs Violet Mary Bee (Palmerston North), defendants in the Supreme Court
Mr P. B. Cooke, K.C., with him Mr T. P. Cleary, appeared for Mrs Hughson; Mr R. J. O'Dea (Hawera) for Mrs Park; Mr J. D. Willis for G. F. Tasker; Mr D. R. White for the Public Trustee; Mr G. C. Petersen (Palmerston North for Mrs Harker and Mrs McKay; and Mr J. A. Grant (Palmerston North) for Mrs Bee,
Application was made to the Supreme Court by the three plaintiffs and by the defendant Mrs Bee for further provision out of the estate, and was opposed by Mrs Harker and Mrs McKay. The parties were children of the testator. The testator, said Mr Justice Smith in his judgment, made special provisions for Mrs Harker because she gave up her own home and went to care for him when he was 80 and his wife had become seriously ill.

The circumstances of the applicants varied, but they all had children of their own to whom they were entitled to look for support if need be. They made common cause in attacking the special provision in favour of Mrs Harker. His final impression was the same as his initial impression; that none had a claim comparable with Mrs Harker's, that the Court could not weigh the testator's provision too nicely, and that the applicants had not shown that the testator had failed in his moral duty to make proper and adequate provision for his children, having regard to his means, the means and deserts of the children, and the relative urgency of their claims. The application would be dismissed.

The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment, with a slight variation that had been agreed upon by counsel during the hearing. The Court considered the will a just one and that it could not be said that the testator in all the circumstances of the case had failed in his moral duty of making adequate provision for the proper maintenance and support of all his children, including those who were making the claim

PHOTO Wanganui 1870
Taken a little before Frederick had the Albion but a brilliant photo to show the position in town. zoom in here

Bottom left shows the intersection of Market & Campbell Place. The Albion Hotel is on the corner. The Moutoa Monument is in the centre. Taupo Quay runs along the centre, by the Monument, following the river. Shakespeare Cliff is across the river.
This is how the Albion looked by 1907

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by ngairedith on 2018-03-30 05:45:42

* updated for Jean

Subject: Frederick John Tasker
To: ngairedith
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Date: 2018-03-29 23:57:20
.. Can you please share with me, any information on Hotels in New Zealand owned by Frederick John Tasker, who was my great great grandfather. I know at one stage he owned the Albion Hotel in Wanganui

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