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Looking for E S CLARK/E of Dannevirke NZ

Query by Huia

I am trying to find my gg grandfather Edward Saunders Clark/e. I know Edward Saunders Clark/e and his wife Susan...nee Murley came to Dannevirke from Hokitika about 1880. He was a shopkeeper and the name of his shop was E S Clarke Traders. I believe William Gaylor who was married to Sarah Jane Hird also worked there. Sarah Jane was a niece to Edward Saunders Clark/e.
Edward Saunders Clark/e died in 1900 and Susan died 1904. They are both buried in Dannevirke
Any information would be so greatly appreciated.
Thank you

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on 2012-10-27 04:56:57

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by ngairedith on 2012-10-27 07:24:06

hi Huia,
was going to add more but have seen on RootsChat that you have found all his children and most of this anyway. But it will make interesting reading for other researchers. Is there anything in particular you were wanting about Edward?

in 1870 (at least) Edward had the 'Royal Express Hotel' in Hokitika

On 18 Oct 1870 he had the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Revell-street Hokitia, when his youngest daughter Cecilia died aged 1 year 3 months

in Oct 1872 Edward was Bankrupt and all accounts against the Estate were to be sent to the Trustees, Messrs Craig, Holmes, Campbell and Hughes

in June 1875 Edward had to postpone his planned Ball to he held at his Cosmopolitan Hotel, due to sickness in the family

on 24 May 1878 Edward held a Ball at his Cosmopilitan Hotel in Hokitika, dancing to commence at 8 o'clock

on Christmas Eve 1889 Edward had moved from Pahiatua and opened the Billiard Saloon at Mr Allardice's 'Masonic Hotel' in Dannevirke

In Feb 1899 his application for Section 14, 282 acres at Dannevirke was the successful of 6 applicants, for that particular block, in the Land Ballot of the Ngapaeruru Block

1st & 2nd Feb 1901 E. S. Clark 7 Co., (William Gaylor) and a number of other business owners in Dannevirke agreed to close their business of the Friday & Saturday to honour the Funeral of Queen Victoria (she died 1 Jan 1901)

on 4 Sep 1901 William Edward Gaylor (trading as E. S. Clark and Co), storekeeper, was in the Bankruptcy Court at Dannevirke. He stated "I started work with Mr Clark in 1896 in the billiard saloon. After a bit we opened a small store and tobacconist's shop as partners. The business gradually grew and when Mr Clark died in 1900 it was worth about 175 (2012 equivalent of about $30,000), after payment of all liabilities. I carried on the business as one of the partners in E. S. Clark and Co., and as trustee under his will, pending grant of probate. I put a hairdressing saloon into the shop and employed a hairdresser. When I found that this did not pay as well as I expected I discharged the hairdresser and turned the shop into a store"

on 27 Sep 1901, by instruction from the Deputy Assignee, in the estate of E. S. Clark and Co., H. Monteith, the Auctioneer, auctioned at his Dannevirke sale, Edward's 2 trap horses. 1 hack, 1 wagonette and a set of harness

in Jan 1901 E. S. CLARK & Co, General Storekeepers & Tobacconists of High street, Dannevirke (next to the Junction Hotel) advertised they had in stock. a large assortment of Pipes, Cigars & Tobacco, Cigar & Cigarette Holder, Tinware, Brushware, Ironware, Crockery and Fresh Fruit every week

in Nov 1901, William Gaylor took over the Billiard Saloon

in Feb 1902 M. W. P. LASCELLES, the Dannevirke Advocate at Tennyson Street, Napier, received Tenders for the purchase of the Book Debts in the Banrupt Estate of W. E. Gaylor, trading as E. S. Clark and Co, Dannevirke Storekeepers

by Huia on 2012-10-27 08:00:03

Wow ngairedith, you are amazing.
Until recently Edward Saunders Clark was just a far off name. I am wanting to learn where he came from. On the Mitchelmore family-tree they have him as the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Clark of Batson, Devon, UK.
His first wife Ann Mitchelmore of Churchstow, Devon, is my gg grandmother, who died not long after having my great grandmother Mary Mitchelmore Clark. Four children were born to this marriage, Elizabeth Ann, William, Henry, and Mary. I recently learned that Elizabeth Ann, William and Mary immigrated to NZ. William Clark settled in Ross, Mary married and settled in Reefton till the death of her first husband, then she moved to Taranaki. Elizabeth I have not looked for yet.
On his wedding certificate to his second wife, Susan Murley, he names his father as John Clark, occupation Gardener and his mother as Elizabeth Saunders. Unfortunately he has only named England as his place of birth.
My biggest wish if possible would be to obtain a copy of a photo of him and family. I am so amazed at how fast you replied, thank you, so very much

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