John Chaddesley WESTALL marries Anna Elizabeth FRIBERG - Ormondville 1898
taken form the Hawkes Bay Herald
- anything in italics are my additions -
29 JUNE 1898 - Ormondville, Hawkes Bay (25km NW of Dannevirke)
WEDDING at ORMONDVILLE ... An event occurred this morning in which all residents in the district were more or less interested. I refer to the marriage of Mr J. C. WESTALL, L.L.B. (John Chaddesley 1860-1909) to Miss Friberg, (Anna Elizabeth 1870-?), of Makotuku [(3km south of Ormondvile). The hour fixed for the ceremony was an early one, but the church was full.
The Rev. E. Robertshawe, BA, conducted th service and the wedding hymn "The voice that breathed o'er Eden" and the "Wedding March", were brilliantly played by a Hastings lady.
The bride was tastefully robed in brocade white silk, with the orthodox veil and wreath. She also carried a pretty shower bouquet.
The costume of the chief bridesmaid, Miss G. Friberg (Gertrude Hederig 1877-?), was white with green trimmins, it being completed by a large Gainsborough hat and shower bouquet. The two little Misses Allen looked charming in Kate Greenaway costumes and carried basets of flowers.
Each of the bridesmaids wore gold brooches, the gift of the groom, who was attended by Dr MacALLEN.
The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Nils Friberg, and as the party left the church the were attended by a perfect hail of good wishes.
The happy couple went per expressed to Palmerston North, and the guests adjourned to the wedding breakfast at the house of the bride's mother (Cecilia Elizabeth nee BOHME (1839-1913). Her father died in 1878 aged 38, see link below)
- the children of JOHN & ANNA:
1899 - 1988 Erica Jane Westall
- born 26 Oct 1899
- Erica married Frank Sturmer WILDING in 1922
1901 - 1986 John Chaddesley Westall
- born 2 July 1901
- see photo
COUNCILLOR John Chaddesley Westall (1860-1909)
... was first elected to the Napier Borough Council in the year 1901. He was born in London, England, was educated in Hasting, and at fifteen years of age went to sea. He followed a seafaring life for many years, but left the profession, and came to New Zealand. During his first few years in the colony he was variously employed, but soon afterwards took up school-teaching in Hawke's Bay. In 1888 and 1893 he won the Bowen Prize, and in the latter year took his LL.B. degree. Mr. West-all commenced practice as a solicitor in Napier in 1900. He takes a keen and active interest in social and public life.
Anna was a daughter of Bror Erik FRIBERG 1839–1878 Immigration Agent
- (from that link):
... Bror Erik (Eric) Friberg was born at Kristianstad, Sweden, on 6 July 1839, the son of Else Lundgren and Nils Erik Friberg, a farmer. Following his early education he attended a course in the science of forestry and worked as a forestry officer in Scandinavia. On 31 January 1866 in Lübeck, Germany, he married Cäcilie Elisabeth (Cecilia Elizabeth) Böhme. They had decided to emigrate to New Zealand, which was opening up forest areas for settlement, and in preparation Cäcilie Friberg undertook basic instruction in elementary nursing and first aid.
The Fribergs sailed from Hamburg on 9 February 1866 on the Grimsby. From Auckland, New Zealand, after the birth of their first child there in 1867, Bror Friberg transferred to Napier, where for three years he managed the Hawke's Bay Steam Boiling Down Company (more)
Sir John Chaddesley Westall (1901-1986), son of John & Anna
He served in World War II as a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in Singapore and Malaya from 1939 and as a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in India and Burma from 1942 before becoming a Staff Officer at the Director of Naval Intelligence Department in the Admiralty in 1944. After the War he became Commander of Infantry Training Centre, Royal Marines and then a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in Cape Town from 1947. He was appointed Chief Staff Officer at Plymouth in 1948, Commander of the Royal Marine Barracks at Plymouth in 1949 and Commander of the Royal Marine Barracks at Deal in 1950. He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Commandant General Royal Marines in 1951 and Commandant General Royal Marines in 1952 before retiring in 1955