Henry + Helena WAY - Taranaki
written for mbs42 who was looking for info on this family.
the Louisa Mary Way recorded as having died in NZ in 1953 aged 66 was:
Louisa Mary COLE (1886-1953) who married George Thomas WAY (1880-1951) in 1917. George was a Boilermaker in Dunedin. They lived at 61 George St., Port Chalmers & Pine Hill Rd, Dunedin
* Louisa was a daughter of Sidney Jacob COLE (1850-1932) of England & Catherine LIVINGSTONE (1858-1945) of Scotland. Sidney had the Central Hotel in Petone in 1895. He died 21 Sep 1932 at Rankeilon St., Dunedin & is buried at Andersons Bay with Catherine
* George was a son of Thomas WAY (1847-1918) & Mary Ann Comben PETERS (1852-1930) who married 8 Dec 1872 in Portland, Dorset. Thomas died 18 Dec 1918 in Mansford town (then a small fishing village in Port Chalmers, now known as Carey's Bay) & buried in Port Chalmers cemetery with a son, William John Way (1876-1950)
re my original couple:
HENRY WAY (1842-) from Oxford, England
married 17 Jan 1867, Golcar, St John the Evangelist, Yorkshire, England to:
Selina 'Helena' WEBSTER (1848-)
* baptised 22 June 1848 Golcar, York, daughter of Joseph (1815-) & Ester (1833-) WEBSTER. Joseph Webster was a Physician & Surgeon at Golcar Hill in 1861
NOTES of importance
* There is a family tree at Family Tree Maker that has the notes that Henry Way, son of William WAY (1810-1876) & Elizabeth CROZIER (1816-1883) was a Grocer and his siblings were:
1833 - William Widbin Way (became a Grocer & Tea Dealer in Oxford, 1863)
1838 - Ann Way
1840 - Elizabeth Hannah Way
1842 - Henry Way
1842 - Harriet Way
1845 - James Arthur Way (became a Grocer)
1846 - Jane Way
1848 - Thomas Way
1852 - Catherine Ann Way
1857 - John Francis Way
1857 - Mary E. Way
the census for Henry Way
1851 Census Address - 110 High Street, Oxford, England
1861 Census Address - 110 High Street, Oxford, England
1871 Census Address - 3 Hollywood Villas, Cowley, Oxford, england
1881 Census Address - 74 Warnborough Road, Oxford, England
1891 Census Address - 110 High Street, Oxford, England
1901 Census Address - 110 - 112 High Street, Oxford England (Ironmongers Shop)
This then is not the same Henry Way as 'mine'
* There was a Selina Helena Webster with much the same details as above: baptised 22 June 1848 Golcar, York, BUT daughter of Joseph Webster (1815-) & Louisa ALLDER. Was Louisa a second wife of Joseph??. This is where 2 or 3 families being researched become confused I think.
In the 1861 census in Golcar, Huddersfield there was:
Joseph Webster age 46, head
Ester Webster aged 28, wife
Selina Helena Webster aged 13, daughter
Vincent Webster age 12, son
Fanny Webster aged 2, daughter
Ann Webster aged 5 months, daughter
Mary Jane Entwistle age 21, servant
* Going on information on an on-line family tree that the above couple emigrated to New Zealand, this journal was originally written using them, but after further research and going by the notes I have above, I am not so sure it is correct. A Henry & Helena Way did emigrate to New Zealand but I have changed the details of Helena from those above to what is written below (on 26-7-2014), ages from passenger list.
Your help in identifying her would be appreciated
Henry WAY (1844-1902) from Middlesex
* Shoemaker by trade - Painter by vocation *
married Helena ? (1848-) and emigrated to New Zealand in 1874
the known children of HENRY & HELENA
(children born in England)
1867 - Mary Louisa Way
MARY LOUISA Way possibly died before 1874 (the departure of the Wennington)
1870 - 1888 Frances Helena Way
FRANCES married Edwin Charles KENT (1866-) in New Zealand 1887
(son of William & Mary Elizabeth KENT)
they had a son, Edwin Charles Kent. Born 23 March 1888, Edwin died 3 days later
FRANCES HELENA Kent died 3 April 1888 aged 18 (11 days after giving birth)
NOTE of interest
Christchurch Press, 17 March 1876 - TAKE NOTICE
Whereas an order was made in the Supreme Court Thursday the 16th instant, that a child named Edwin Charles Kent should be delivered into the custody of his father, William Kent, and the child has since disappeared and cannot be found, any one detaining the child, and not informing the police of his whereabouts, will be liable to be prosecuted. The child is about ten years old, and three feet six inches high, has fair hair, and very pale complexion. When last seen was dressed in a light grey tweed suit, and was wearing a light colored soft felt hat.
Otago Daily Times, 25 March 1876 - HIS MOTHER HAS HIM
A writ of habeas corpus had been obtained by the counsel of one William Kent, calling upon Mary Elizabeth Kent, his wife ... read the story
1872 - 1911 James Edward/Edwin Way
He was a Painter like his father
JAMES married Elizabeth Ada COLELLO (1876-1952) in 1894
their known children:
* 1896 - 1917 Edwin James Way KILLED IN ACTION, Belgium
* 1898 - 1966 George Henry Way
* 1901 - 1949 Hilda Ada Way (+ Albert Henry FLOWER 1933)
* 1905 - Gladys Louisa Way (+ Hughie Wise FLOWER 1930)
* 1907 - 1978 Richard Vernon Way
NOTE Albert Henry (1891-1968) & Hughie Wise (1901-1937) Flower were brothers, two of 12 known children (5 sons) of Richard FLOWER & Jane WISE
JAMES EDWARD/EDWIN Way died 22 June 1911 aged 39
Taranaki Daily News, 24 June 1911 WAY - On June 22, 1911, at New Plymouth Hospital, James Way; aged 39 years.
A fund was started to assist the widow and family
ELIZABETH ADA Way died 4 Oct 1952 in Inglewood aged 76
they are buried Plot 2, Lot 19, Anglican Row 13 at Te Henui cemetery
21 January 1874
Henry, Helena and the above 3 children depart from Gravesend on board the Wennington and arrive in Wellington 28 May 1874
1874 - 1903 George Wennington 'Wennie' Way (born on board)
GEORGE married May Belle HALL (1877-1900) in 1898
Auckland Star, 10 January 1899 WAY-HALL - On December 26, at St Mary's Cathedral, Parnell, by the Rev G. McMurray, George Wennington, youngest son of Henry Way, New Plymouth, to May, youngest daughter of Samuel Hall Esq., Drury.
MAY died 28 Nov 1900 aged 23
Auckland Star, 28 November 1900 WAY - On November 28, at Norman-street, Mount Roskill, May, the beloved wife of George Wennington Way; aged 23 years. Deeply regretted. Interred to-morrow at Drury at 2 p.m.
GEORGE next married Mary LONG in 1902
GEORGE WENNINGTON Way died 6 April 1903 aged 29
Taranaki Herald, 6 April 1903
WAY - On April 6th, 1903, at his residence, Charlotte-street, Auckland, Wennington George (Wennie), third son of the late Henry Way, of New Plymouth, aged 29 years.
He is buried Plot 30, Row 44, Block E at Purewa cemetery with sister Louisa
* Mary next married George William SHARP in 1905
(children born in New Zealand)
1876 - 1944 Edith Selina Way
EDITH married George Wilfrid HARTNELL (1871-1918) in 1896
- George was a Builder. They lived at Mosstown, Wanganui and owned a large number of freehold properties in the area
their known children:
* 1898 - Winifred Helena Emma Hartnell (+ Ralph Gilberd HAYER?/HAYES 1929)
* 1905 - 1975 Wilfrid Henry Hartnell
* 1909 - George Ernest Hartnell
GEORGE WILFRID Hartnell died in Wanganui 18 June 1918 aged 47
- he is buried at Aramoho cemetery
EDITH died 19 December 1944 aged 68
1878 - 1911 Louisa May Way
LOUISA married John Julian St. JAMES in 1900
Auckland Star, 3 December 1900
ST. JAMES-WAY - On October 28th, at Auckland, by the Rev W. S. Potter (privately), John Julian St. James, youngest son of the late Don Julian Pedro St. James, of Rio de Janiero, to Louisa May Way, third daughter of Henry Way, Esq., New Plymouth. Amer and N.P. papers please copy.
LOUISA MAY St JAMES died 30 August 1911 aged 32
She is buried Plot 29, Row 44, Block E at Purewa cemetery with brother George
1879 - 1880 Laura Amelia Way
LAURA AMELIA Way died 6 January 1880 aged 7 months
She is buried unknown plot at Te Henui cemetery, New Plymouth
1881 - 1881 Maude Way
MAUDE Way died 10 Oct 1881 aged 8 months & buried at Hawera with sister Hannah
1882 - 1883 Hannah Valentine Way
HANNAH VALENTINE Way died 27 Feb aged 13 months & buried at Hawera with sister Maude
1883 - 1971 Blanche Rosalie Way
BLANCH married Edmund Arthur SMITH in 1905
Auckland Star, 27 January 1906
SMITH-WAY - On Wednesday, 27th December, 1905, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs J. St James, Newton road, by the Rev. W. S. Potter, Edmund Arthur, third son of Frederick Smith, Newton-road, to Blanche Rosalie, third surviving daughter of the late Henry Way, of New Plymouth. N.P. papers please copy.
BLANCHE ROSALIE Smith died 29 April 1971 aged 87
1886 - 1886 Osmond Way
OSMOND Way died 1 March 1886 aged 6 weeks
Hawera & Normanby Star, 2 March 1886
WAY - On the 1st March, at Hawera, Osmond, infant son of Henry Way, aged six weeks.
His burial not found
1890 - 1923 Emily 'Stella' Way
EMILY married Frank LEACH (1859-1927) in 1912
their known children:
* 1908 - 1969 Eric Charles Leach
* 1912 - 1964 Ronald George Leach
* 1914 - 1982 Rita Mary Leach (+ William CARTER)
* 1917 - 1970 Sibylla Betty Leach (+ George SIMMONDS)
EMILY STELLA Leach died in Auckland 3 May 1923 aged 33
Taranaki Herald, 24 April 1875 - Inquiries for HENRY WAY
The following notice we copy from the New Zealand Gazette of 13th April:-
...Colonial Secretary's Office, Wellington
...14th April, 1875
Inquiries having been made respecting a person named Henry Way, by trade a painter, who with his wife and family arrived in New Zealand in 1874 by ship Wennington from London and who is supposed to have gone to settle at or near Wanganui, in the Wellington Province (which it was back then), any one who can give any information respecting him is requested to communicate with this office
...G. S. COOPER, Under Secretary
Taranaki Herald, 8 March 1881 - In BANKRUPTCY
In the matter of 'The Debtors and Creditor's Act' and of the bankruptcy of Henry Way, a Debtor. This is to notify that HENRY WAY, now of Hawera, but late of New Plymouth, Painter, has this day filed a statement that he is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors. The First Meeting of Creditors to be held at the Court-house, New Plymouth, on Thursday, the 24th day of March, 1881.
Dated at New Plymouth this eighth day of March, 1881
C. E. RAWSON, Registrar
Oliver SAMUEL, Solicitor for Debtor
Hawera & Normanby Star, 17 July 1882 - ADVERTISEMENT
HENRY WAY, PAINTER & PAPERHANGER, Regent-street, Hawera
Orders promptly attended to. Oils, Paints, Colors, &c., on sale.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 18 September 1882 - INSTITUTE BUILDING
The Institute Committee met on Saturday evening and accepted Mr H. Way's tender for painting the Institute Building and sanding the front.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 20 January 1883 - In BANKRUPTCY
In the District Court of Taranaki, Holden at PATEA. In the matter of 'The Debtors and Creditor's Act' 1876, and the Acts amending the same, and in the matter of the bankruptcy of HENRY WAY, a Debtor. This is to notify that Henry Way, of Hawera, Painter, has this day filed a statement that he is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors. The first meeting of creditors to be held at the Courthouse, Hawera, on Friday, the 26th day of January, 1883, at 11 a.m.
Dated this 20th day of January, 1883
ALFRED TRIMBLE, Clerk of the Court
Hawera & Normanby Star, 8 November 1883 - HAWERA COURT
H. Way v Andrew Scott. This was an inter-pleader case. The bailiff had made a seizure to satisfy a judgement in favour of Way, but Mrs Scott claimed the property under a deed. The magistrate regarded the deed as an attempt to defraud Way of his money and ordered the money to be paid to plaintiff.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 10 April 1884 - In BANKRUPTCY
In the matter of HENRY WAY, of Hawera, a debtor
At the request of the debtor, I hereby convene a meeting of the creditors of the above-named debtor for Thursday, the 17th day of April, 1884, at 11 o'clock a.m., at the Courthouse, Hawera, to consider the debtors' application for a certificate recommending his discharge
Dated this 9th day of April 1884
ALFRED TRIMBLE, Official Trustee
Hawera & Normanby Star, 26 August 1884 - NOTICE OF REMOVAL
H. WAY - Painter and Paperhanger begs to thank his patrons for past favors and inform them that he has removed to Princes-street, next to Mr Coffey, Bootmaker. All orders entrusted to him will be executed with the same promptitude as heretofore.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 3 January 1885 - HAWERA SPORTS
One of the children of Mr H. Way, Hawera, tumbled off a hurdle at the sports ground on Thursday, and suffered fracture of the arm. The bone was set by Dr Alexander and the sufferer is now progressing satisfactorily
Hawera & Normanby Star, 23 February 1885 - TOWN HALL
Mr H. Way has obtained the tender for repainting and decorating the Town Hall. The hall will be very much improved when this contract is finished.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 1 May 1888 - ALSO A SHOE MAKER
Some of the friends of Mr Henry Way, well known in Hawera, have decided to set him up in the shoemaking line, he being a tradesman of that kind. About twelve months ago, while engaged in performing some excavating work at New Plymouth, he unfortunately had his leg broken by falling earth. The limb has ever since proved to be a very obstinate one and debars him from following his usual vocation of painter. Mr Way has a hard push just now, for, besides being a martyr to the accident referred to, he has a family of little ones to provide for; and, to crown all, his eldest daughter has just died (Frances Helena). We are glad to hear, however, that he is a member of the Oddfellows order, and has therefore received medical attendance gratuitously, besides a weekly allowance in cash, but of course the latter item could not be of much benefit to a large family
Hawera & Normanby Star, 29 February 1892 - ODDFELLOWS
Independent Order of Oddfellow, M.U.
The Annual district meeting of the above lodge was held in the Foresters' Hall, New Plymouth, on Tuesday. P.G.M. (Past Grand Master) Brooks occupied the chair. The others present were:
& P.G. (Past Grand - has presided over an Odd Fellow Lodge)) H. Way, Hawera
Hawera & Normanby Star, 13 April 1899 - OPENING OF NEW HALL
Wednesday may be looked upon as an epoch in the history of the local Oddfellows Society. From a very humble beginning the society has grown with the progress of the town until today it is considerably over 100 strong. As N.G. Bro. Whittington related at the luncheon, the lodge was started 17 years ago in a little back room of Mr Max D. King's premises, where Mr Carpenter's fruit shop now stands. Mr King was the first N.G. whilst the only 'old originals' now belonging to the lodge are Bros. Whittington, Ekdahl, J. Duffil and H. Way.
Taranaki Herald, 19 June 1902 - FUNERAL NOTICE
The Funeral of the late HENRY WAY will leave his late residence, Molesworth-street, for the Te Henui Cemetery to-morrow (Friday), 20th inst., at 2 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
W. F. BROOKING, Undertaker
The Members of the New Plymouth District, I.O.O.F., M.U., will meet at the Foresters' Hall to-morrow (Friday), 20th inst., at 1.45 p.m., to attend the Funeral of late Bro. Henry Way, of the Loyal Excelsior Lodge, at 2 p.m.
WM. HOOKER, District Warden
Taranaki Herald, 4 September 1903 - WANTED KNOWN
Mrs HENRY WAY is open for engagements as Ladies' Nurse - Apply Mrs McKOY, Dressmaker, Currie-street.
Taranaki Herald, 1 October 1903 - WANTED KNOWN
Ladies' Nurse - Apply Mrs HENRY WAY, c/o Mrs G. HARTNELL, Molesworth-street
DEATH of HELENA - TO BE VERIFIED
Helena died in Auckland 2 May 1925 aged 77/78
she is buried Plot 68-70, Row 4, Anglican Division A at Waikumete cemetery