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Fabio Vincenei TERRENI from Livorno Tuscany ITALY to Newtown Wellington NEW ZEALAND

Journal by ngairedith

Fabio Vinceneo TERRENI, his wife Isola and their young son Oreste emigrated to New Zealand from Livorno a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy

Fabio was born in in 1838 and died in 1919 aged 81
- he was cremated at Karori
Isola was born in 1851 and died in 1904 aged 53

In 1885 Fabio Terreni establised a grocery store in Mansfield Street, Wellington (dating his arrival prior to 1885)

In May 1886 Fabio's business was known as F. Terreni & Co

In August 1886 Fabio was fined 5s in the Magitrates Court for allowing his horse to wander

In November 1890 Fabio received his letter of naturalisation

In January 1893 he advertised for a girl about 16 to assist in housework; sleep at home and to apply at his store in Newtown

In April 1899
- At a meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Fabio Terreni, grocer, this afternoon, the offer of the bankrupt's son to purchase the stock and plant at the rate of 12s in the was accepted, and the two tenders received being lower were rejected

In August 1900 Tenders were invited to purchase the remainder of Fabio's Book Debt of 112 14s 11d

In August 1900 Fabio's Grocery Store at 70 Riddiford street (corner of Riddiford and Florence streets) was to let for a rental of 19 shillings per week


Their son Oreste Lanciotto Artidoro Vincenzo Terreni married Alice Amelia SOFFE on 18th September 1894 at her parents house in Newtown, Wellington

- Oreste was born in 1868 and died in 1956 aged 88
- he was cremated at Karori
- Alice Amelia was born in 1872 and died in 1935

- Alice was an infant when she arrived into Wellington on the 11th March 1873 on the GLENLORA with her (presumed) parents Sydney (1837-1920) & Harriet (1835-1902) Soffe. Sydney was a cabinetmaker in Manners St, Wellington
- her parents had 2 more (known) children in New Zealand:
1876 - Harry Soffe
- Harry married Alice Ethel WILLIAMS in 1904
1878 - Charlotte Louise Soffe
- Charlotee married William Edward CORMACK in 1912


In May 1888 Oreste was the Secretary if the B.U.O.O.F. and he called for all members to attend the funeral if their late Brother, Signor Roberto MASSARDI of Coromandel-street Newtown

In September 1888 Oreste was one of many ratepayers at Riddiford-street when he signed a request for Thomas Kennedy MacDonald to stand for nomination for the office of Mayor of Wellington

In October 1898 Alice advertised for a clean, tidy girl to assist in housework and mind the children at 6 Donald McLean street, Newtown

In 1899 Oreste was living in Maarama Khandallah next to George SEARLE's house that was burnt down Another neighbour was Andrew EDWARDS

In July 1900 Oreste took 1st and 3nd prize for his Muscovy ducks at the Poultry Show

In July 1901 he took 1st and champoin prize for his Muscovy Drake and Duck

In September 1907 Oreste called for builders to tender for the building of a 5 roomed cottage for Mr WORSFOLD at Khandallah

In June 1909 Oreste and a Miss A.A. Terreni (I believe this would be Mrs Alice Amelia, his wife) called at the High Commissioner's Office (do not know why they were there but many people from all over New Zealand were lsited as 'recent visitors')

In June 1909 Oreste and Alice stayed with relatives at Southampton on their way to London. They then sailed to Genoa, spending a week there before following on to Leghorn (also called Livorno), Pisa, Florence, Venice, Lucca and Rome. They sailed back to Wellingon on the North German Lloyd steamer the 'Roon' (later renamed Constantinoupolis) arriving back in Octobr 1909

In April 1911 Oreste's house in Victoria-track, Maarama, Kaiwarra was used as a Polling Place for the election of a Mayor in the Borough of Onslow

In April 1913 Oreste's house in Victoria road, Upper Kaiwarra, was used as a polling booth for the ratepayers in the Borough of Onslow proposal for a 18,000 Special Loan for the construction of waterworks and purchase of water meters

The 3 children of Oreste and Alice were:

1895 - Lanciotto Fabio Sydney (Lance) Terreni
- Lance passed his Machine Drawing & Design at Wellington Technical College in 1914
- he was an engineer
- he served twice in WWI - serial number 4/638
* the first time, he embarked from Wellington on 14th Dec 1914 as a Sapper in the NZEF, 2nd Reinforcements, Feild Engineers. His destination was Suez, Egypt. His next of kin was listed as Mrs A. Terreni, Victoria Road, Khandallah, Wellington. When he enlisted he was living at home
- he was reported as 'Dangerously Ill' with Pneumonia at Heliopolis in May 1915
- he was removed from the 'Dangerously Ill List' in July 1915
- he returned to New Zealand on the "Tahiti" as a wounded soldier in August 1915
* the second time he served he embarked on 4th March 1916 with the NZEF as a Sapper, 10th Reinforcements New Zealand Engineers. His destination was Suez, Egypt. His next of kin was listed as Mrs A. Terreni, Khandallah, Wellington

In 1931 Lance took this great photo of Marine Parade, Napier just after the big earthquake

- Lance married Marjory Prudence DOCKERY
- Marjory was born in 1904 and died in 1995 aged 91
- she was cremated at Karori
- their son Vincenzo (Vince) graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1960 as a senior scholar
- Lance died in June 1988 aged 93 and is buried in Karori Cemetery

1896 - Ersilia (Elsie, Elesea) Amelia Harriet Terreni

1897 - Charlotte (Carlotta, Lotty) Isabella Isola Terreni
- - nothing is yet known of these 2 daughters - -

NOTE
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