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On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Jeff paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
John was 18 years old and a farmer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 16 September 1879. At the beginning of November 1893 he married Annie Keeley and they had six children.
Sam and Mary Ann met and married in Canada and then returned to England. In 1878 they arrived in New Zealand with their four children. At first they had a farm at Pukerimu, then bought another at Hautapu. Sam was a farmer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 22 March 1887.
Sam died 28 July 1911 and Mary Ann 4 March 1936 - they are both buried in the Cambridge Cemetery.
Philip was the son of Phillip and Elizabeth Ham born about 1866 in Christchurch. He was a grocer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 8 September 1885.
(There was a family reunion in 1966 and it was thought that Philip Ham had disappeared about 1886.)
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 John paid 2 pence an acre on 200 acres - totalling £1 13/4d.
HAMLIN, Josiah Pratt
Josiah was born about 1838 and enlisted in the 3rd Regiment of the Waikato Militia on 9 January 1864 as a Lieutenant.
His one acre section was number 133 in Cambridge East and his farm section located at Hopu Hopu.
He was aged 28 years when he married Maria Isabella Rawlinson on 10 November 1866 at St Pauls Church in Auckland.
He joined the Alpha Waikato Lodge No 449 I.C. in 1866.
James was born in Duin Ireland about 1835 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 6 October 1863 in Hobarton. His Regiment Number was Private 385 and occupation a cooper.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 James paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
Michael was born in Glasgow, Scotland and when he enrolled in the 3rd Waikato Militia in Dunedin on 18 November 1863 he was 24 years old. His Regiment Number was 1146 and he was a Private. Michael stated his occupation as an engineer.
From the book 'Plough of the Pakeha' by Beer and Gascoigne – "After leaving school at the age of twelve, Michael became apprenticed to Randolf and Elsom, shipbuilders. On completion of his apprenticeship he worked his passage out to South Africa and tried diamond digging near Durban, but without much success. Gold prospecting was then much talked about and New Zealand was often in the news. Michael found work on a cargo ship bound for the Australian ports and the South Island of New Zealand. After riding out a storm for nearly a week off the present town of Timaru, he was landed on the beach.
"It was while looking for work near Timaru that he and Archibald Clements heard of the impending Waikato war and read a poster calling for volunteers. Both decided to enlist." Archibald and Michael farmed side by side on sections 1 and 2 on the Hamilton Road just out of Cambridge. On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Michael paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. In November 1872 Michael enrolled in the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers and attended the twice yearly drills until 1879.
'Plough of the Pakeha' also records, "Returning to his shack for his mid-day meal he [Michael] was surprised to find that the small back window of his dwelling was open. He approached cautiously through the uncut scrub and was in time to grapple with a man coming out of the window backwards. The intruder had with him a well filled sack which was later found to contain Michael's kitchen utensils and also the contents of his frugal larder. In the struggle the man slipped a sheath knife from his belt and Michael, feeling the struggle going against him, called loudly for help.
"Mrs Maguire, across the way, lost no time in covering the distance to Michael's whare and, with considerable vigour, set about belabouring the intruder with her broom." Mr Maguire, Arch Clements and John Arnold soon arrived on the scene and the man was trussed up and secured to a tree until the constabulary arrived. Michael received 50 sovereigns from the police as it turned out they had captured an escaped convict, James McCabe, and had him sent to the Supreme Court in Auckland 21 August 1874.
On 7 June 1876, in the Catholic Church in Hamilton, Michael Hanlin married Susan Swayne when he was aged 32 and she 22 years. They had three children William, Alice and Eliza. Susan was the daughter of John Swayne, an Imperial soldier who had been farming for ten years on the opposite side of Hamilton Road.
Michael died suddenly 16 August 1904. Susan sold her milk run in 1906 then lived in Auckland for 14 years returning after World War One. She died 20 May 1935 aged 80 years.
Son William joined the Waikato Mounted Rifles in 1899 aged 19 years and shortly afterwards enlisted in the 7th Contingent for the South Africa war. In World War One he served again and returned home with shell shock. He died 24 July 1948 and is buried in the Returned Services Association cemetery at Hautapu.
Alice looked after William and Eliza as well as teaching the piano in a small studio in Lake Street opposite the Town Hall. Alice and Eliza died within a few days of each other in July 1967. Alice left a substantial bequest to the Resthaven Trust for the establishment of an old people's home in Cambridge.
John would have been only a lad of 17 years when he joined the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in 1878. He was the son of Patrick (a 3rd Waikato Militiaman) and Ann nee Stanley and had arrived in Cambridge by bullock wagon in June 1865.
John and his brother Richard supported their mother (Patrick having returned to Australia) in farming at Hautapu and John also learnt to be a carpenter.
He was a member of the Duke of Cambridge Lodge and served on the first Fencourt Drainage Board in 1905. John remained a bachelor and died in 1946.
Patrick was born in Limerick Scotland and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia as a substitute soldier on 14 June 1865, having brought his family to Cambridge on a bullock wagon. His Regiment Number was Private 1662 and occupation a labourer.
He had married Ann Stanley and they had four children - Margaret, John, Richard and Thomas.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Patrick paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. Patrick died in Australia and Ann ran the Cambridge property at Hautapu. She died 29 October 1911.
John was born about 1849 in Woolich England. He enlisted as a substitute soldier in the 3rd Waikato Militia - Private 61 - on 16 February 1866 in Cambridge.
John was 18 years old and a Settler when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 11 June 1869 and two years later he was a Constable with the Armed Constabulary.
In the 1873 Assessment List at National Archives in Wellington he still had his Military 1 acre No 244.
HARP, William Gibbons
Bill was born in Auckland.
On 1 November 1873 Bill enrolled with the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers and he served with this troop until May 1879.
He was 23 years old and a carpenter when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge in January 1874 and he was married to *Mary Anne. They had a family of eight children.
In 1934 when he celebrated his 81st birthday in Hamilton (where he had lived since 1915) Bill stated that he had been a bridge builder, carpenter, storekeeper, mail contractor, post master, farmer and fireman.
... NOTE (my additions)
- William actually married *Jane WALKER on 20 May 1873
HARRIS, Albert Charles
Albert enrolled with the 3rd Company Waikato Mounted Rifles on 28 September 1900 when he was a farm labourer aged 19 years.
In 1901 he enlisted for the South Africa War with the 6th Contingent, as Private 3234. His father was Richard Harris of Whangarei.
He enrolled with the Waikato Mounted Rifles again in 1903.
HARRIS, Albert Edwin
Albert was born in Cambridge West 13 June 1876, the son of William and Harriet nee Beckinsale. He was an early pupil of the Cambridge West School which opened in 1880 and was a grocer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 14 May 1901. He joined the newly formed Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1904 and sold his grocery business in 1908.
He married Violet Edith Drew and they lived in Thornton Road. They had no children. Violet died 1942 and Albert married Katherine Meredith in 1943. Albert died 1944 and is buried with Violet in the Leamington Cemetery. Katherine died 1974
HARRIS, William James
Bill was born 9 August 1864 the son of William Harris and Harriet nee Beckinsale. They arrived in New Zealand on the 'Invererne' and came to Cambridge about 1875. Bill was a farmer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 2 November 1886. On 19 August 1896 he married Harriet Nicholson and they had seven children.
Bill was an early member of the Bucket Brigade and later the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade.
He died in 1939 aged 75 years and is buried in the Leamington Cemetery.
HART, Charles James
Charles was born 2 December 1883 and an assistant baker when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 13 May 1902. He was later expelled in 1903.
Tom was born in Carlisle, England about 1839 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 24 September 1863 in Dunedin. His Regiment Number was Private 203 and occupation a warehouseman.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Tom paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
Henry was born 12 May 1864 and joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 18 July 1893 aged 29 years and his occupation was a farmer. He was married but his wife was not registered. In December 1898 while farming at Tirau he called on the Lodge's sickness fund for 96 days as he had broken his leg.
Hans Haseler joined the Waikato Mounted Rifles in 1897.
George was a labourer when he first joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge aged 19 years on 16 October 1875. He joined again 9 December 1879 as a Constable in the Armed Constabulary. He then did contracting farm work. He married 27 September 1892 to Jane Andrew who had been a domestic servant at the Monavale Estate just out of Cambridge. They had five children - 2 boys and 3 girls.
In 1905 George was a carter and they lived in Burns Street, Cambridge West, when he joined the Cambridge Fire Brigade.
George died in 1938 and Jane 1960 and they are both buried in the Leamington Cemetery.
George William Drummond was aged 41 and a Civil Engineer when he was made an Honorary Member of the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 23 September 1867. He was the District Land Commissioner after the Waikato War and was authorised by the Government to act as an Interpreter from 1 August 1870 under the Native Land Acts of 1865 and 1867.
He died 25 July 1881 and was buried at the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu.
Robert was born in Wakefield England about 1836 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 18 September 1863 in Dunedin. His Regiment Number was Private 210 and occupation a miner.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Bob paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. He farmed in Cambridge and died 1 January 1914 still occupying his one acre militia grant and the one next door in Cambridge East.
Harry was born in Wiltshire about 1841 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia, 27 August 1866 in Cambridge as a substitute soldier. His Regiment Number was Private 1734 and occupation a farmer.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Harry paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
Regiment Number 185 in the 3rd Waikato Militia, enlisted in Dunedin 7 September 1863, born about 1836, Cavan Ireland.
Ben married Sarah A/Esser (Hassett/ll) in Auckland in 1865 and their children were Mary Ann, Sophia, Robert Henry, Olivia, Benjamin (died 1872), William John and George James. On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Ben paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. He is also noted in 1872 on a farm map drawn by Charles Chitty in a report on the district to the Armed Constabulary Commissioner's Office.
He was a member of the Duke of Cambridge Oddfellows Lodge in 1870 and died 24 April 1884 aged 51 years. Descendants are still in the district.
HEASLIP, Robert Henry
Robert and three of his siblings were born in Melbourne, Australia. Then Robert's father, Benjamin enrolled in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 7 September 1863 in Dunedin.
The family arrived in Cambridge about 1866 and in 1872, 1874 and 1875 three more of Robert's siblings were born.
He would have been 17 years old when he enrolled in the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in 1878 and he served for four years. He became a member of the Duke of Cambridge Lodge in 1882 and married Elizabeth Bell in October 1884 when he was a carter at Taotaoroa, east of Cambridge.
Robert died in 1942 and Elizabeth in 1918 and are both buried in the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu.
Ted was born 5 October 1859, the son of Thomas and Jane Heath of Howick. He was a ploughman when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 9 November 1880. Ted was a bachelor and died in the Auckland Hospital on 8 November 1905.
HECTOR, Thomas Wright
Thomas was aged 28 years and a chemist when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 10 June 1876. His wife was Elizabeth and his business was opposite the Masonic Hotel.
He was on the first committee of the Cambridge & Waikato Reed Band 16 May 1877, and a member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers band from November 1878 to November 1880.
Their son Robert died 1887, another son Thomas died 1906 and Elizabeth died 1922. All are buried at the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Tony paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. In the Waikato Times newspaper his 1872 rates amounted to 13 shillings for 60 acres.
Robert was born in Bombay about 1845 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia, 22 December 1863 in Dunedin. His Regiment Number was Private 1239 and occupation a carpenter.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Bob paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
Tom was born in Macrommal, Roscommon about 1828 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 11 November 1863 in Dunedin. His Regiment Number was Private 851 and occupation a policeman.
In the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Tom paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. The Waikato Times newspaper noted his rates for 1872 were 12/5d.
Jim was born about 1832 in Lancashire. He enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia as Private 779 on 7 November 1863 in Nelson, and his occupation was a labourer.
He was aged 32 years and a labourer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 28 May 1867.
He enlisted in Armed Constabulary (No 453) on 11 November 1868 age 31 his occupation a servant. He stood 5' 9½" tall, had a dark complexion, black hair, and dark eyes. Jim was discharged 26 February 1873.
Ned was the licensee of the Criterion Hotel in Cambridge from about 1871 to 1880, but owned the hotel until his death. He also appeared on the Anglican Church committee in 1871. He married Elizabeth Melville in 1876 and they had three children.
He was a member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers from 12 March 1872 to May 1879. In 1877 he became a member of the Cambridge and Waikato Reed Band, was on the Town Board and the Domain Board for over 20 years. In 1881 he donated £100 towards the bells in St Andrews Anglican church where he was a Warden for over 20 years. He died in February 1901 as he reached for his coat to attend the 7 pm service.
A pulpit, heavily carved with grapes and vine, stands in memory to Ned in St Andrews Church. Unfortunately the headstone at the Cambridge Cemetery for Ned and Elizabeth has been vandalised.
John was born 9 Octber 1883 and his occupation was Hostler on 14 October 1902 when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge.
HICKS, Tobias William
Toby was born in Cornwall 1843. He was a volunteer civilian constable in the Luxulyan area near the coast of Cornwall and his truncheon, whistle and handcuffs have been donated to the Cambridge Museum.
Toby married Annie Dunn and they arrived in New Zealand on the ship 'Alhambra' in 1871. At first they lived in Hastings, then came to Cambridge with Uncle Francis Hicks in 1873.
Toby was a member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers from 1874 until it disbanded in 1882.
They named their farm at Pukekura 'Trelawny' where they established a dairy farm and orchard. Toby and Annie had five children, and a grandson, Trev, has written their story - a copy of which is in the Museum Library.
Toby was a staunch supporter of the Anglican church being a warden, member of the vestry and bellringer. (His daughter Kate presented a Deacon's Stall to the church in his memory.)
Tobias died in 1923 and Annie in 1926 and they are both buried in the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu.
HILL, Arthur Edward
Arthur said he was born 8 January 1884 when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 6 January 1903. He signed 'A E Hill'. At the end of December he took advantage of his sickness benefit for 52 days (£8 13s 4d) when he had mumps. In 1910 he joined the Lodge again - birthday 8 January 1885 and he signed 'Arthur Edwin Hill'.
Arthur was the son of Arthur Cornelius and Isabella Annie Hill and his trade was a boot maker.
8/2009 Private Arthur Edwin enlisted in the 1st World War in the Otago Infantry Battalion, from Ponsonby in Auckland. He sent thanks to the Cambridge Women for their parcels and returned to Cambridge in 1919 to start a boot and shoe repair business. He was involved with rifle shooting, athletics, rugby and bowls. His business closed in 1942 when Arthur accepted a position on the army temporary staff during World War Two.
HILL, Edward La Trobe
Edward was born 5 March 1887 the son of E B and Johanna Hill. He came from Waitetuna and was enrolled at the Cambridge Primary School by his father on 24 October 1898. He left school 16 November 1900.
When he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 17 February 1903 he stated his occupation as a carpenter. He married Mildred Maud Eyre.
Edward was born in York about 1842 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 12 August 1866 in Cambridge as a substitute soldier. His Regiment Number was Private 1730 and occupation a labourer.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Edward paid 2 pence an acre on 101 acres - totalling sixteen shillings and ten pence.
HJORTH, John William August Gabriel
John was born 11 June 1861 in Westminster, London, the son of John and Harriet Hjorth. He was a labourer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 15 July 1884. He married Jennie Gemmill on 27 December 1897 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cambridge and they had six children.
In December 1885, he called on his Sickness Fund of £1 for seven days due to influenza. Then again in December 1897 he received £1, as he had bruised his foot and was laid up for seven days.
Jennie died in 1914 and John 1951. His obituary says that - "He was engaged on numerous building contracts, and was connected with the erection of several of the early Cambridge bridges".
George was born 12 October 1887 and was a carpenter when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 3 December 1907.
John was born about 1858 and was a wheelwright when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 26 August 1884. On 29 June 1885 John was farewelled by his large circle of friends in the Public Hall and presented with a gold locket. Dancing was kept up until about 4 am and he was wished all the best for his new venture in Whangarei.
In September 1886, he called on his sickness benefit for 42 days when he was in Hawera and caught typhoid fever.
HOUGHTON, Frederick Herbert
Fred was born about 1859 and became an original member of the Cambridge & Waikato Reed Band in May 1877. He was a storeman and had been in Cambridge eight years when he married Annie Johnson in July 1883.
HOUGHTON, Robert Wallis
Robert enrolled in the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers 24 May 1875 and remained with the troop until it disbanded 14 October 1882. He became a member of the Cambridge and Waikato Reed Band in 1877 and is listed on the electoral rolls from 1879 to 1884 as a storekeeper.
Jesse was born 9 March 1855 and joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 5 July 1892 aged 36 years his occupation a boot maker. His wife was Sarah Eliza aged 33 years. He called on the Lodge's sickness fund for an injury to his eye in 1893, a bowel complaint in 1896, influenza in 1899, rheumatism in 1900, haemorrhoids in 1902, Misina Mind in 1903, hepotic colic in 1904 and rheumatism again in 1905.
From 1897 - 1899 Jesse was on the Cambridge Cemetery committee and during 1900 - 1905 he was a Cambridge Borough Councillor.
He died 26 August 1914 and is buried in the Cambridge Cemetery. Sarah Eliza married again to William Peter Read.
3rd Waikato Militia Regiment Number 1742, enlisted in Cambridge on 29 September 1866 as a substitute soldier. William was born about 1841 in Ayr Kilmarnock, Scotland.
He married Catherine Lamb who died 9 March 1899 and their children were James, Agnes, Helen, Elizabeth, Emma Jane, Mary, Kate Maria, Alexine, Amelia Helen and Henrietta Agnes (adopted).
He is also noted in 1872 on a farm map drawn by Charles Chitty in a report on the district to the Armed Constabulary Commissioner's Office.
On 12 March 1872 William enrolled in Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers and became Sub Lieutenant, serving until 1880. He was also on the Presbyterian Church committee and in 1882 Chairman Cambridge West (Leamington) School committee. He farmed his land at Pukerimu until about 1894.
He died 23 February 1918 at Paeroa and is buried at Ohinemuri.
HOY, Thomas H
Tom was aged 19 years and a butcher when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 19 December 1876. A couple of times Tom came up in Court for slaughtering cattle without a license and once he was fined one shilling with 14 shillings costs, for driving his horse and cart on the footpath. He also had to prosecute a young lad for stealing about 17 shillings from his shop.
From 1879 he was a member of the Cambridge & Waikato Reed Band.
In February 1882 he had been in Cambridge 8 years when he married Mary Dynes.
George was born about 1837 in Cheshire. He enlisted as a substitute soldier - Private 1729 - in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 8 August 1866 in Cambridge, his occupation a carpenter.
George was aged 31 years, a carpenter and one of the first to join the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 31 May 1867.
HUGHES, S E
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Mr Hughes paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
HUNTER, Robert Wallace
Wallace was born 25 August 1887, the son of Charles and Jessie nee Wallace. He was educated at Cambridge Primary and privately by Dr Haseler. He travelled to India in 1906 and when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 30 December 1907 his occupation was a Clerk for Souter & Co. Shortly afterwards he studied to be an accountant.
In June 1910 he married Florence Bollard of Taupiri - his brother Fred was best man and his sister Mary a bridesmaid. He set up in Cambridge as an Accountant and Land Agent and was secretary for the Waikato Hunt, Waikato Central Agricultural Association and the Bruntwood Dairy Co.
In 1913 he was elected to the Cambridge Borough Council.
Wallace enlisted in World War One in 1915 and was killed in action on the Somme, 15 September 1916.
3rd Waikato Militia Regiment Number 922, enlisted in Dunedin, 31 November 1863, Samuel Hunter was a shepherd aged 27 years.
He was born in Wentworth Canada and still had his Cambridge military 1 acre section in the 20th century. On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Sam paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence. In the 1872 rates he was billed 12/6d for 50 acres.
HUTCHINGS, Edwin Alfred
Ed was born about 1861. His occupation was a saddler when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 30 January 1883 and his wife's name was Mary.
Ed made good use of his sickness benefit having typhoid fever for 96 days in 1884, rheumatic fever in 1885, influenza while in Whangarei in 1888 and acute rheumatism in 1890. A total claim of £41 9/4d.
Emm was aged 24 years and a farmer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 15 April 1879. His wife was Alice Eliza and he was Noble Grand in 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1883. In the 1885 records he was noted as a farmer and came down with a couple of bouts of Quinsy (sore throat), then mumps, bronchitis in 1891 and the flu in 1894.
Bill was born about 1859 and joined the Cambridge & Waikato Reed Band in 1877. He was a labourer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 30 December 1884 and later a hotel keeper. His wife was Mary Elizabeth.
In 1886 he called on his sickness benefit of £2 for 14 days when he had a bout of diarrhoea. In 1900 he was in Whangarei and again needed his sickness benefit for congestion.
Jim was born about 1860 and was a labourer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 20 November 1883.