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HARE. Walter Maldon and Frances Jane nee Clap, but family said to me its Clapcott, they may be wrong!

Journal by neich

My friend in Gisborne has asked for help, she has no computer, her ancestor was Walter Maldon HARE, and Frances Jane Clapcott, but could be Clapp. I have been doing some searching today, and found they are buried at Bolton St. Wellington.NZ.. if anyone is connected would they mind contacting me please, then can pass the message on to her.. thank you. I would love to know if they were originally from UK. as he was supposed to have come to NZ for Government Printing to Invercargill.. did they have a child in Australia? a Son...

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by tonkin on 2011-09-29 14:03:38

Walter Maldon HARE and Frances Jane CLAPP were married in Victoria in 1863. Frances was recorded as CLAPP, and not CLAPCOTT.

I have been through the birth records but unable to locate any children for Walter and Frances in Australia.

From the New Zealand death records it looks like Walter died in 1906, aged 64 years, and Frances died in 1935, aged 91 years.

There was also another Walter Maldon HARE died in New Zealand in 1900, aged 81 years. Could this be Walter's father?

Hope this will be of some help.

by neich on 2011-09-29 17:46:29

thank you, will search further for the birth of the son, was in contact only last night with Bolton Street Cemetery in Wellington, they have them buried there, and sent the necessary photographs and details up on email, wonderful! Would the couple have come from UK at all please, as the family think the Frances Jane Clapp was French originally.. have to see if I can get the marriage certificate next... have a very excited friend this morning when I told her what I found yesterday, wish she was on computer, she tried it, but said, no you have one and can help me! It appears at the Bolton St. Cemetery there are some children buried as well.. sad...

by ngairedith on 2011-09-29 18:36:28

Hi neich,
I am in the process of writing a journal on him and will let you know as soon it is finished
I can tell you that he was born in London, married in Ballarat, Australia had at least 6 children and was a printer and paper-ruler with Shaw & Harnett in Invercargill for a time and then with the New Zealand Government Printing Office. He was also a very active memner of the Wellington Navals

He is buried with William Thomas Maldon Hare (1872-1890)
Henry ALbert Watson Hare (1867-1895)
and his wife Frances Jane (1844-1935)

by neich on 2011-09-30 04:27:38

have a photograph of the grave at Bolton Street, came on email this morning! and found some graves at Clareville for Hare, so listed them. Friend said, she can remember someone in the family saying he was taken to the grave on a gun carriage, I said possible as in the Wellington Navals... I have found quite a bit on papers past today as well..thank goodness for that site! Wonder which part of London! Heard tonight some of the family lived at Buckley St. Isaid that is Melrose area of Wellington, looks down on the airport! thanks.

by ngairedith on 2011-10-01 13:54:03

hi neich,

here is the journal as promised
please pass it on to your friend in Gisborne

this link Walter Maldon HARE & Frances Jane CLAPP - London, Ballarat, Wellington, is the journal which will be added to or amended whenever new info comes to hand. Call back from time to time ...

the following is how it was written on 29 Sep 2011:

- married
- in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in 1861-1863 (see his TIMELINE below)

the children of Walter Maldon HARE & Frances Jane CLAPP:
(not yet known if any children were born in Australia prior to these)

1/ ... 1864-1947 - WALTER ROBERT HARE

- born in New Zealand

- Walter married Amelia Ann SMITH in 1890

the known children of Walter Robert HARE & Amelia Ann SMITH:

1891 - 1973 Gordon Claude Hare
- in March 1909 (aged about 18), Gordon was assaulted on Island Bay Beach by Henry Joseph Clements who was convicted and ordered to pay 20s, in default 7 days imprisonment
- Gordon married Hilda Eliza MILLINGTON (1899-1959) in 1916
- Hilda was the 3rd of 6 children of Wilson & Eliza MILLINGTON
- Gordon & Hilda had a son in 1918, (may have had others) Gordon Claude Hare who died aged 1 day
- in 1928 they were living in Buckley road, Island Bay, Wellington when their house (owner/occupier) was destroyed by fire. The house next door belonged to Frederick John LLOYD and was able to be saved

1894 - 1966 Albert Edward Hare
- Albert married Letitia GIBSON (1895-1983) in 1915
- Letitia was the base born daughter of Letitia Catherine Gibson who was the 3rd of 7 children of Peter GIBSON & Sarah BALL
- Albert served in WWI as Private 51595 with the NZEF, 28th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section, leaving from Wellington on the HMNZT 89, Waitemata 14 July 1917. His Next Of Kin was his wife Letitia c/o Mrs Linklater, 43 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Wellington
- Albert took Thomas Patrick Lyons to court (and won) in 1923 claiming 35 15s. Thomas was a Cab Proprietor in Wellington.
- in 1933 Albert & Letitia lived at 3 Trent St, Island Bay, Wellington
- Letitia was buried in PLOT 1018, BLOCK 1 at CLareville cemetery Carterton

1895 - 1964 Adeline Dorothy Hare
- Adeline married Clarence John EVANS (1893-1961) in 1914
- Clarence was a son of Arthur & Janet EVANS

1897 - 1898 Gilbert Hammond Hare
- Gilbert died aged 4 months

1898 - ? Katie Myrle/Myrtle Hammond Hare
- nothing known

1900 - 1955 Gilbert Norman Hare
- Gilbert married Ivy Marguerite BLACKBEE (1898-1973) in 1924
- Ivy was a daughter of Charles Arthur BLACKBEE & Annie WATSON

1902 - 1972 Rita Pearl Hare
- Rita married Stanley Roy CARTHEW (1898-1987) in 1925

1904 - ? Frances Amelia Hare
- Frances married Lewis Frank POPE (1901-?) in 1924
- Lewis was 1 of 2 children of Frank POPE (1871-1902) & Lillian Emma THOMAS (the other child was a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jane Pope (1900-1976) who married William James RALSTON (1885-1965) in 1920). Their father, Frank Pope, (son of George Pope), died in Havelock South, Marlborough, from enteric at the age of 31. Their mother, Lillian Emma (1882-1963), remarried in 1906 to Alfred Thomas HARRIS (1876-1932) and they had Eric George Pope Harris (1908-1951)

1907 - ? Doreen Elizabeth Hare
- nothing known

1908 - 1982 George Reginald Maldon Hare
- nothing known

Walter Robert Hare was granted a decree nisi in Nov 1938 claiming Amelia's desertion
From the EVENING POST - 5 June 1944
DEATH - HARE, On June 4, 1944, at Wellington, Selina, dearly-beloved wife of Walter Robert Hare, of 48 Onepu Rd., Lyall Bay; aged 76 years (unknown at this time if she was Walter's 2nd wife)


2/ ... 1866 - 1895 - HENRY ALBERT WATSON HARE

From the WEST COAST TIMES - 13 August 1866
BIRTH - HARE, On the 22nd ultimo, at her residence, Caxton Villa, Mrs Walter Hare, of a son. Both doing well
MARRIAGE - On the 25th August 1886, Henry Albert Watson, second son of Walter M. Hare, to Martha Christina, second daughter of C. A. KNIGGE, Esq., both of Wellington.
Auckland, Dunedin, and Christchurch papers please copy.
- they had a son, Henry Louis Percival Hare in 1887 who married Margherita McALLEY in NZ in 1911

- Henry Albert Watson Hare died 2 April 1895 aged 28
... the death is announced of Mr Henry Hare, landlord of the Wellington Hotel, Molesworth Street, Wellington, who died about 2 o'clock this morning of typhoid fever

... Martha remarried on 21 March 1896 to Archibald MERLET (1866-1899) at St John's Presbyterian Church, Willis St, Wellington and they moved to Epsom, Bendigo, Victoria the following year.
Archibald was born in Bendigo, a son of Augustus Francis Merlet & Christina McIntosh/MacIntosh
Christina was born in Wellington, a daughter of Carl August Knigge & Kate McIntosh/MacIntosh
DEATH, November 1899 - Mr. Archibald Merlet (eldest son of Mr. Augustus Francis Merlet and brother-in-law of Mr. E. FOCKE, German Consul here) died suddenly on the 10th instant. The deceased was at one time a prominent figure in athletic circles in Wellington. He was one of the founders of the Poneke Football Club, and was also a cricketer. For some years he was in the employ of Messrs. J. E. Nathan and Co. and Castendyke and Focke, and afterwards he was license of the Clyde-quay Hotel. About two years ago he went to Victoria, and at the time of his death he was on the staff of the Bendigo Pottery Co. The cause of death was syncope. Deceased, who was only 33 years of age, was married to a daughter of Mr. Chas. Knigge, of Wellington


3/ ... 1869 - ? - MARY JOSEPHINE HARE

26 March 1869 From the WEST COAST TIMES
BIRTH - At her residence, Racecourse Villa, the wife of Mr Walter Hare of a daughter
- Mary (finally) married Herbert EDMONDS (1869-1894) on Friday 30 March 1894 after the scheduled wedding ceremony, 3 days earlier, on Tuesday 28 March was interrupted by Mary Josephine refusing to accept Herbert as bridegroom
MARRIAGE - EDMONDS-HARE, On the 30th March 1894, at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev W. Waters, M.A., Herbert, eldest son of Wm. Edmonds, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealnad, formerly of Oxford, England, to Mary Josephine, eldest daughter of W. Hare, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealand. English, American and Australian papers please copy
- Herbert suicided 4 weeks later, on 27 April 1894 aged 25. He was a Schoolmaster at Pirinoa, Lake Ferry, Wairarapa. He is buried PLOT 2F, SECTION CH ENG at Karori

... the glorified version of THE PIRINOA TRAGEDY

- a remarriage of Mary Josephine not yet found


4/ ... 1872 - 1890 - WILLIAM THOMAS MALDON "Willie" HARE

- William died aged 17 on 10 April 1890
- he was buried in PLOT 3602 with his parents & brother Albert Hare in Bolton St cemetery, Wellington. Reinstated Monument after Disinterment for Motorway


5/ ... 1875 - ? - ADELINE HARRIET HARE

BIRTH - FROM the WEST COAST TIMES - HARE, On August 9th 1875, at her residence, Hall-street, Mrs Walter Hare, of a daughter
- in 1904 Adeline was a bridesmaid for her sister (see Lydia below)
MARRIAGE - Adeline married Herbert John JILLETT in 1911
- Herbert was a farmer in Porirua & Ohau, Wellington. A son of William JILLETT (1856-1903) & Mary Jane WHITEHOUSE (1842-1916) of Ohau & Titahi Bay
Herbert & his mother
... From the EVENING POST 31 August 1904 The Chief Justice was occupied this morning with a case stated between, on the one hand, Mary Jane Jillett, of Porirua, widow, and Herbert John Jillett, of Ohau, armer (executors of the will of the late William Jillett, of Porirua, sheepfarmer), and, on the other side, the Commissioner of Stamps. Testator was a half-caste, and his children are by a white woman, his wife; part of his estate in native land. The difficulty arose in deciding whether the beneficiaries are native or European; on their status and that of the land hinges the question of what duty is payable. The sum of 241 had already been paid on the whole estate, including the native land, under the Deceased Persons' Estates Duties Act 1881; the Commissioner claimed a further 10 per cent., on the value of the native land, under section 17 of the Stamp Duty Amendment Act 1885. The question for the Court was whether duty was payable under the last-mentioned Act. Mr. Beere, for the executors, contended that the devise under the will was not a "devise in fee" under the section,and he made the further submission that where the language of the statute was doubtful, it should be liberally construed in favour of the subject as compared with the Crown. He detailed the several Acts dealing with stamp duty and deceased persons' estates, and showed that under one of them a child of deceased would be a native, under another a European, and so on. Mr. Myers, for the Commissioner, replied on the points of law. The Court reserved judgment.

... From the Hawera & Normanby Star 16 September 1904
Judgment was given by his Honor the Chief Justice on Wednesday morning in the appeal Mary Jane Jillett and Herbert John Jillett v. the Commissioner of Stamps. Plaintiffs are the wife (European) and son of the late Wm. Jillett (half-caste), and under deceased's will are trustees to convert his land and divide the proceeds among deceased's wife and children, as provided in the will. Section 17 of the Stamp Act, 1882, Amendment Act, 1885, provided that an additional duty of 10 per cent be levied on every "conveyance on sale or devise in fee" of native land, "whereby the right to such land shall first vest in a person other than a native." His Honor said that deceased, being a half-caste, was a "native" under the Act mentioned, and that there is a "devise in fee" to persons (the trustees) who are not "natives" under the Act, but that it is not a "devise in fee whereby the right to the land vests" in the said trustees. The "right" to the land did not vest in the trustees. They could not have given a title to a purchaser without obtaining probate of the will from the Native Land Court. The transaction therefore did not come within the terms of the section. The appeal must be allowed with 10 10s costs. In the course of his judgment, his Honor remarked that the Court is concerned only with the interpretation of the statute, not with the possible harshness of a provision that if a native leaves his property to his children, and the mother is a European, the children have to pay, in addition to the ordinary duties payable by Europeans, a 10 per cent, duty beyond.


6/ ... 1882 - ? - LYDIA ELOISE HARE

- Lydia married William George SOMERVILLE in 1903
At St Peter's Church, Wellington, on Wednesday afternoon last week, Mr W. G. Somervile, solicitor, was married to Miss Lydia Eloise Hare. The bride, who was given away by her father Mr. W. M. Hare, was attired in a lovely gown of white duchesse satin, with an overdress of chiffon and lace and a gull court train. She also had a wreath of orange blossoms and a veil, and carried a lovely white shower houquet.
The bride was attended by four bridesmaids, namely Miss Adeline Hare (sister of the bride), who was dressed in white silk, and wore a Victorian bonnet trimmed with white chiffon and pink roses, and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses; Mrs Dorothy Hare and Maud Somerville (nieces of the bride and bridegroom), who were both dressed in white silk and Victorian bonnets; and Miss Phyllis Howard (niece of the bride), who had on a lovely Empire dress of white silk and chiffon, and a Victorian bonnet of similar material. The three latter bridesmaids were little dots, from three to ten years of age, and carried shepherds crooks,
The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a diamond and opal ring and a gold necklace with a pendant of pearls, and the bridesmaids were each presented with gold chain necklaces with heart pendants.
The Rev. G. P. Davys conducted the ceremony, and Mr. H. H. Seed acted as best man, and Mr. F. C. Edwards as groomsman. The bride's going-away dress was of turquoise blue voile, trimmed with lace insertion, with a black picture hat to match.
The honeymoon is to be spent in Christchurch.
A large number of relatives and friends were present and the married couple were the recipients of many presents, including one from the principas and staff of Messrs. Morison and Loughnan in whose office Mr. Somerville had been for many years.
The bride's gown was designed and made by Miss Watson, of the staff of Kirkcaldie and Stains

- the only 2 known children at this time of William & Lydia Somerville:

4 Nov 1904 - 2000 Maisy/Maisie Frances Maera Somerville
- she married Oliver Gordon VIAL (21 Sep 1904-1981) in 1931

1910 - unnamed child (possible born still?)


7/ ... 1883 - 1976 - ETHEL MAUD HARE

- born 1st January 1883
- Ethel married Charles William HOWARD on 6 March 1900
MARRIAGE - HOWARD-HARE, On the 6th March, at St Marks, Church, by the Rev. R. Coffey, Charles William, eldest son of Charles Howard, of Wellington, to Ethel Maud, third daughter of Walter M. Hare, of Wellington

- the known children of Ethel Maud HARE & Charles William HOWARD:

1900 - Ethel Phyllis Victoria Howard
- Ethel married James Patrick DAVEY (1901-) in 1927
- a son of Jeremiah Patrick DAVEY & Elizabeth Mary MOORE

1904 - 2001 - Iris Marjory Vera Howard
- Iris married Stanley Bernard KEENE (1901-) in 1927
- Stanley was born in Wellington (possibly Newtown), 1 of at least 9 sons & 2 daughters of Richard KEENE & Emily Susan WILLIAMS of Island Bay, Wellington (see their list of children below)

1908 - 1988 - Colin Ian Grant Howard

the known children of Richard & Emily Keene:
1890 - 1891 James Keene
- James died aged 1 week
1892 - 1968 William Leonard Keene
- married Marion Elizabeth MILLAR (1895-1991) in 1922
1893 - 1943 Randall Richard Keene
- married Ina Mavis BRADLEY (1898-1969) in 1924
1894 - 1981 Clarence Edgar Keene
- married Constance Vida Louisa DRURY (1894-1942) in 1919
1897 - 1975 Gordon Lewis Keene
- married Gladys Myra HANSEN in 1921
1898 - 1898 Arthur Eric Keene
- Arthur died aged 7 weeks
1899 - 1984 Arthur Herbert Keene
- married Doreen Margaret BOLTON (1897-?) in 1920
- married Florence Mary GIBBS (1903-1996) in 1920
1901 - 1982 Stanley Bernard Keene
- married Iris HOWARD (1904-2001 above)
1903 - 1995 Frank Clifford Keene
- married Phyllis Evelyn MORRISON (1906-1967) in 1928
1905 - 1905 Jean Naomi Keene
- Jean died aged 2 days
1910 - 1910 Royal Keene
- Royal died aged 9 days



- Ernest married Jane EARLE (1891-1913) in 1909
- they had 1 child on 9 January 1911, Sidney Leslie Malcolm Hare (he died in 1999)
- Jane was killed aged 22 when their primus stove burst
- Sidney was put in the custody of Ernest's mother Frances (who, at sme stage, also brought up 1 of the children of his 2nd marriage)

- Ernest next married Laurestina ROBERTSON in 1915
- they had 5 chldren, the 5th child being the cause of the paternity suit at the link below
- when Ernest divorced Laurestina he gave her some of their furniture and 120, it being arranged that Victor Clapp, on marrying Laurestina, would take over the future liability of ALL the children. However, 2 of his children were with his mother and at least 1 (possibly more) was in a Government Institution in Nelson

... Laurestina next married Victor Maldon CLAPP in 1925 and this triangle of Ernest Gilbert HARE + Laurestina + Victor Maldon CLAPP has been one of my most challenging and intriuging research to date - remembering that Ernest's mother was a CLAPP & his father had the middle name MALDON (where is the connection ???) ... research continuing
VICTOR MALDON CLAPP was born in Ballarat, Victoria (as was Ernest's mother) on 20 Nov 1897, a son of ALbert Edward CLAPP & Margaret Ann HOPE. He died 8 August 1972. He is buried in Drouin Cemetery. His (at least 2nd) wife, Louisa RENDELL (born in Warragul, Victoria) died 25 July 1966 aged 77. She is also buried at Drouin cemetery. Her headstone reads:
In loving memory of
died 25 July 1968 age 77
beloved wife of
loving mother of

... Laurestina & Victor applied for a divorce in Oct 1926 for non-consummation of marriage.
In 1927 they were living at 199 Melbourne road, Island Bay, Wellington
THEN in Nov 1929 a decree nisi, to be moved absolute after 3 months, was granted to Laurestina Clapp in an undefended case in the Wellington Supreme Court, claiming Victor's desertion

- Ernest next married Doreen Monica FAHEY (1900-1988) in 1925

From TWO HUSBANDS WITH A SINGLE THOUGHT - Extraorindary Revelations of Matrimonial Muddle by Man Who Made Three Eventful Trips To Altar
... a most extraordinary position has arisen in connection with a child, and while Hare is clapping the paternity on to Clapp, the latter claims that Hare is the father and Hare refuses to be chased out of the camp. Sergeant Lander, who appeared for the Education Department against Ernest Gilbert Hare, respecting the maintenance of two children, and against Victor Maldon Clapp in respect to the maintenance of one child, the destinies of these two men having been thrown together through the marriage by one of the other's divorced wife. Really the pivot of the case was whether a child born to Mrs. Clapp two months after the marriage was Clapp's or Hare's.



4 February 1868 From the WEST COAST TIMES
THE POLL LIST - Walter M. Hare, Voter Registor No. 50, voted for SHAW (others who stood for election were, BONER & PROSSER)

26 January 1869 From the WEST COAST TIMES
NOTICES OF MOTION ... Adjourned debate on line of road to the Greenstone
Mr SALE moved - "That a select committee, consisting of the Chairman, Mr Bonar, Mr Harrison, Mr Lahman, and the mover, be appointed to take into consideration the petitions of Walter Maldon Hare and others, of James Marshall, and of Evan Prosser and others; and the letter of David Walderson, relating to the occupation of certain reserves in the neighbourhood of Hokitika, such committee to report in one week"

23 February 1969 From the WEST COAST TIMES
NOTICE - Mr WALTER HARE is authorised to receive money and advertisements on account of the WEST COAST TIMES AND OBSERVER newspaper - J.P. KLEIN. JOHN E JONES, Manager

13 April 1894 From the EVENING POST
MARRIAGE - CLAPP-PAYNE, On the 11th April, at the residence of Mr Walter Hare, Oriental Bay (uncle of the bridegroom) (?), by the Rev J. K. Elliott, Walter Henry Clapp, of Victoria, Australia, to Edith Emily, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Payne, of the Wairarapa.
- Wairarapa and Australian papers please copy
... A wedding took place at the residence of Mr. Walter Hare, Oriental Bay, on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Mr. Walter Henry Clapp, of Victoria, and Muss Edith Emily Payne, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Payne, of the Wairarapa, who has for the past 17 years been in the employ of the New Zealand Railway Department. The happy couple leave for Victoria tomorrow (they later settled in Paekakariki)
... a note about Henry Payne: Henry's wife Emily (nee ?) died on 19 Dec 1915 aged 70 by drowning in a watercourse at Masterton. She had been under treatment for dizziness and it was presumed she had fallen in during a dizzy spell. Nine months later, Henry remarried (at the age of 76, to Lizzie Taylor Walton (1869-1931), a spiritualist aged 47)

3rd November 1906, DEATH - HARE, at the Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, after a long illness, Walter Maldon Hare, beloved husband of Frances J. Hare; aged 64 years; deeply mourned.
- West Coast and Victorian papers please copy
... There are many old Wellngton Navals as well as other friends, who will learn with regret, of the death of Mr Walter Maldon Hare, which occurred this morning after an illness, extending over some twelve months. The late Mr. Hare was born in London sixty-four years ago, and voyaged to Victoria in 1861, in which year he was married at Ballarat. In his capacity as printer and paper-ruler he joined the staff of Messrs. Shaw and Harnett, Invercargill, and on their behalf printed the first West Coast paper - the West Coast Times - at Hokitika, about thirty-six years ago. For over thirty years past, until a few months ago - when ill health compelled his retirement - the deceased gentleman was in the Government Printing Office, and for twenty-three years he was an active member of the Wellington Navals. His kind-heartedness won him many friends, and he was always prominently identified with the initation of funds by means of concerts and so on for the relief of persons in distressed circumstances. The late Mr. Hare leaves a widow and six children

10 November 1906 PERSONAL
The late Mr Walter M. Hare, of the Government Printing office, received a military funeral. He belonged to the Wellington Navals

3 November 1908 From the EVENING POST
HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906
Sleep on, dear father, thy work is o'er,
Thy willing hands shall toil no more;
On earth there's strife, in heaven there's rest,
We miss you most who loved you best
- Inserted by his loving daughter Lydia

HARE - In lovig memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November, 1906
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own

The midnight stars are gleaming
Upon a silent grave;
Sleeping, without dreaming,
Lies the one we could not save
- Inserted by his loving wife

2 November 1910 - IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906. Four sad years have passed away.
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own

Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
Earth's weary pain and sufferings are past,
Jesus has taken him home to His breast,
Sleeping so peacefully ever at rest
- Inserted by his loving wife

HARE - In loving memory of my dear father, W. M. Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November, 1906
- Inserted by his loving daughter Lydia

3 November 1916 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Hare, who passed away ten years ago to-day
Your memory is as dear to-day
As in the hour you passed away;
Forget you? no, I never will,
I loved you then, I love you still
- Inserted by his loving wife

2 November 1918 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who passed away on the 3rd November 1906
A few more years shall roll,
A few more seasons come,
And we shall be with those that rest
Asleep within the tomb

Days of sadness still come o'er us,
Secret tears they often flow,
Longing for may dearest husband,
Who passed away twelve years ago
- Inserted by his loving wife

3 November 1926 IN MEMORIAM
HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906
Though death divides,
Fond memory clings
- Inserted by his loving wife, Frances Hare

On the 20 August 1900, a Walter Malden/Maldon Hare died aged 81 at Wyndham-St, Central Auckland, beloved husband of Harriet. No flowers. Private interment.
(Walter was a Stationer in Auckland. He was buried PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION A Row 3, Plot 22 at Waikumete) - not yet known if he was related to the above family

by neich on 2011-10-01 17:45:34

Am delighted so many many thanks,will be ringing Sue up in a moment, she will be thrilled! I spoke to a local in Carterton today, as given me more leads on the name of Hare so will follow them up and let you know... am sure this Walter Maldon is a relative.. as Maldon is an unusual name, must have been a mothers maiden name, or from Maldon in Essex!!! Will get back to you, thanks a million...

by neich on 2011-10-01 17:47:42

Pirinoa, I have the book, so will check the name out thanks, and actually driving there tomorrow on way to Lake Ferry for lunch... may call in!!!

by ngairedith on 2011-10-01 18:52:33

interesting note:

... the ashes of Allan Francis Hare (1913-1975) are buried in Plot 602 at Clareville cemetery, Carterton with the ashes of Jessie Elizabeth Hare (1916-2001 maiden name not yet known). Allan Francis Hare was a Garage Proprietor who resided at 24 Pratt Ave, Foxton Beach. He was originally interred in Plot 056, Block 016, Area Q at Kelvin Grove cemetery in Palmerston North. He was later disintered and buried in Clareville
- if you contact the Council they may tell you when this occurred if you want to know

Palmerston North City Council:
+64 (06) 356 8199

+64 (06) 351 4471

[email protected]

by neich on 2011-10-01 18:55:31

will check it out thanks, had I not had a senior moment this week, the jigsaw would have been faster, the local Petrol station, is Smith Hare and Christensen, it was when a friend in Masterton said, arent you awake this week... waiting for friend to return home, then can give her the news. thanks!

by ngairedith on 2011-10-01 19:59:47

Lucky you going to Lake Ferry tomorrow. I LOVE the wild & isolated coast of Lake Ferry (a 1,557-acre coastal lake)

My parents spent their honeymoon there at the Hotel, the southern-most hotel in the North Island, (the original building back in 1851 was a cross between a Maori whare and a shepherd's hut, built to supplement the ferryman's income, combining his role of publican and ferryman across Lake Onoke to Palliser Bay. When they built it they mostly used timber from the shipwrecks)

When we were children our parents took us back for visits and I used to get a thrill exploring the rock caves but always scared I would be attacked by the feral cats that lived in them

Later we used to take our own kids there, set the whitebit nets along the lake shore or scoop at the Lake Ferry Bar, very dangerous sport :) or throw the surf-casting rods into the wild ocean

very interesting read: Lake Ferry

A timeline journal from 1887 - 1943 naming some locals during those days at LAKE FERRY (written in June 2011)

Lake Ferry Hotel as it is today

Lake Ferry Holiday Park today, but where we used to stay in one of the (then) baches

Lake Ferry on youtube - the surf looks very calm in this clip. I have seen dangerously huge waves
- this news on one of these huge waves that swept a group of whitebaiters into Lake Onoke just a couple of days ago (28 Sep 2011)

have fun tomorrow

by neich on 2011-10-02 00:11:39

yes read that in Times Age the other day, another place to explore is Ngawi further around the headland, very dark sand there, almost black.. I climbed up to Castlepoint Lighthouse some months back, no wind so could do it with ease, had a bus trip out there, so we went in a group up the steps and walked back to the coach in the tide coming in, lovely sunny day. Rang the friend.. so happy so thank you so much, she said her family member was called ZALIE MARY HAMMOND.. unusual first name! think the youngest of the family.

by neich on 2011-10-11 16:40:29

Will be meeting up with a HARE descendant on Friday this week, so will let you know what else we can learn.... he is from Letitia side...

by jennybrett on 2012-07-16 18:16:25

Hello, I am the grandaughter of Henry Louis Percival Hare son of Henry Albert Watson Hare and Grandson of Walter Maldon Hare. I so happy i have found information about my Grandfather because when he married my grandmother in the UK in the 1930 he had dropped the surname of Hare and I have been searching in the uk for his birth and his family. At some point between 1911 and 1929 he came to the UK and worked in the circus and as a stage manager in theatres.He and my nan had 7 children, six survived one being my Mum born in 1941 Valerie Iris. Do you have any information on what happened to Margherita McAlley his first wife as i have not been able to find any divorce or death for her. My grandmothers name was Marion Olive Ida May from Blackpool.
Thank you for all you hard work on the Hare family tree, much appreciated.
Kind regards,

by neich on 2012-07-16 19:17:43

a contact at last.. please contact me off site, I am at Clareville.. I have photographs from Bolton Street Cemetery to share etc... Now Letitia is buried at Clareville, when i can will check her grave, but to there are two different HARE families, one is not related!

by neich on 2012-07-21 18:44:44

rang friend in Gisborne she would like to make contact, but no computer! I am the one to help... thanks..

by neich on 2012-12-26 20:16:30

make my year please JENNYBRETT, get back to me re the Hare family.. are you in UK or NZ? I have told my friend whom I am researching for that you left a message.. thanks

by jennybrett on 2012-12-27 20:50:52

I live in Southern Spain, but my grandfather died in London in 1958 as Henry Louis Percival, the name HARE was mentioned as his surname and that he was from New Zealand.
My Mum knows nothing of any family still in New Zealand.
We would both be interested in exchanging info etc as I think your research is part of our family tree.
My email address is [email protected], look forward to hearing from you, kind regards, Jenni
Ps.. Happy to have made your year :-)

by neich on 2012-12-28 13:46:33

think I have found a relation for Jenny as well... what part of London was Henry in please... I am from South London...

by gellreed on 2013-01-07 14:57:17

Hello Jenny,
It would appear you are related to me. My information on Henry Louis Percival Hare had come to a dead end. Now I know what happened to him. You are descended from Charles Knigge of Germany. His sons Charles August Knigge,[your ancestor] and Charles Herman Knigge came out to Wellington at different times. Do you have twins in your tree? You are descended from a triplet born in Scotland in 1832. She was Catherine [Kitty] McIntosh who married Charles August Knigge. He would have been known by his middle name as would his brother. Kitty's parents were Alexander McIntosh, abt 1799-1881 and Margaret Oliphant MacFarlane, abt 1801-1881. The family arrived at Wellington on the London on 12/12/1840. Some people have the wrong year of birth for both parents and on the Petone Settlers Database which is online, Margaret is recorded as Mary. Her name had been entered as Marg. but the last letter wasn't closed at the top right. Alexander's name was recorded as Alex. I'm trying to fix the problems on the database.
John Reed

by neich on 2013-04-29 18:19:08

heard from another descendant today in UK... Neich

by neich on 2016-01-03 20:16:47

Ngaire... I have an old paper, Evening Post 14 march 1936, and I was surprised to read about a wedding for Mark Perreau to Adeline Hare, so rang up my friend in Gisborne, and said were these part of her family? Surprise Surprise, yes, so read out the newspaper cutting now have to scan and send up to her plus what else I found out, the brother of the Groom, had Foxton Fizz.. also the father had a business in Foxton, its on Kete Horowhenua site about the family and photograph of the business, General Store and tea rooms at Foxton Beach! The father came out from London, born there in 1833. Now the couple, Adeline and Mark married in Newtown. Wellington, reception Island Bay that was the clue that had to be the right Hare, as at Carterton today, we have a family of Hare and not related, but there is a chap in Masterton whose is related!

Happy New Year and good hunting!

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