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MAGUIRE, Allan Noble
Allan was born about 1834 in Roscray, Furmanagh. He enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia as Private 1317 on 4 January 1864 in Dunedin, his occupation a miner.
He was aged 33 years and a farmer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 28 May 1867. His wife was Bessie.
James was born in Tallyroy, Fermanagh, Ireland and was a policeman when he enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 18 December 1863 in Dunedin. His Regiment Number was Sergeant 1072 and occupation a policeman. He was later reduced to a Private.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 James paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
On the electoral rolls from 1869 to 1875 James is listed as a farmer and noted in the book 'Plough of the Pakeha' by Beer and Gascoigne as being at Taotaoroa where he was a farmer. From 1872 to 1875 he was also a member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers.
MAINWARING, Randle C
Robert was on the staff of John Gorst at Te Awamutu from 1862 until July 1863. He was then an interpreter in the Colonial Forces and he joined the Alpha Waikato Lodge No 449 I.C. in 1866.
At the close of the war he was appointed Resident Magistrate for the Waikato.
George was born about 1840 in England. He enlisted in the 1st Waikato Militia Regiment on 20 December 1863 and transferred to the 3rd Waikato Militia as Private 1680 on 1 October 1865 in Cambridge, his occupation a labourer.
He was aged 27 years and a settler when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 14 May 1870. He had married Jemima Elizabeth Dalton (Maxwell) in 1864 and they had 10 children.
In 1888 the Waikato Times tells of Mr Mann's piece of ground under cultivation and sings the praises of his Sharpe's Triumph and Webb's Chancellor peas.
By 1890 George had established an orchard on 4 acres and towards the end of 1895 he became the secretary of the Cambridge Branch of the Waikato Fruit Growers Association.
On 25 July 1903 he was found dead. The verdict of the jury was "carbolic poison self administered whilst of unsound mind."
Herbert was born 5 October 1876, the son of George and Jemima nee Dalton who had been a member of the 3rd Waikato Militia. Herbert joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge in October 1894, aged 17 years, his occupation a farmer. Herbert died in Hamilton, February 1957.
Anton was born 12 February 1877 and joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 9 June 1903 - occupation a fruiter. He had bought George Hally's aerated water business 'Waipuna' in partnership with George Hills which they sold in December 1904 to J T Henshaw.
Early January 1905 Anton sold his fruit and fish business to A D Brown and bought the bakery business of T L Saulbrey in Duke Street. Later in the year he took over Misses Thomsons' Tearooms and asked the public for a suitable name. He received upward of 100 suggestions and Noumai ('Welcome' in Maori) Restaurant was chosen.
In 1905 and 1906 he won first and champion prizes for his milk bread at the Waikato Central A & P shows.
In 1909 he sold the bakery to Muller brothers and moved to Mamaku.
Henry was the son of Henry and Jane Marshall, born about 1861 in Mangere. His father was a member of the 3rd Waikato Militia and they arrived in Cambridge in 1864. Young Henry was a waggoner when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 8 May 1883. In the same year he was Noble Grand. The next year he sprained his ankle and received £1 for seven days off work. In March 1884 Dr Waddington certified that Henry "was entitled to three weeks sick pay being confined to his house through injury from a log falling on him".
Shortly after, Henry with his brother Bill left for the Australian gold fields. Bill died in Australia and Henry travelled to Canada and the Far East, returning to New Zealand 36 years later. Henry died in Waihi in 1942.
Thomas was born 20 May 1863 and he married Elizabeth Emma Forshaw on 17 August 1891 having been in Cambridge two years. He joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 13 October 1891 aged 28 years. His occupation was a saddler. He called on the Lodge's sickness fund for 14 days in September 1893 as he had measles. That same year he was Noble Grand.
They left the district in 1895.
Bill was born about 1845 in Auckland and was a labourer when he enrolled in the 3rd Regiment of the Waikato Militia, as a substitute soldier, on 7 November 1864 at Cambridge . When he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge in 1871, his occupation was given as baker. From May 1873 to May 1875 he served with the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers and was a member of the Cambridge and Waikato Reed Band in 1879.
MARTYN, John and William
From a book called 'Tamahere' by Alfred Main it says "John and William bought 'Pencarrow' 2000 acres in January 1866." The book goes on to quote from John Martyn's journal.
"1867, Tamahere, 'Pencarrow'. It was in January of this year that I started operations on my farm by laying down in March and April two paddocks into grass and a strip on the run."
"In May I came up to improve my farm and also to take charge of the whole property, as William went to try his luck at Thames. Smith and W Hamill commenced ditching through William's flax and ti tree land and then on to Bald Hill Road boundary, after which they went down to my farm and commenced ditching in two large paddocks. They both stuck at it well. I never saw men work better. These ditches were of a double ditch and bank. In May I put up my first cottage at 'Pencarrow' in which the men lived."
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 John and William paid 2 pence an acre on 2028 acres - totalling sixteen pounds and eight shillings.
Tom was a farmer at Kihikihi aged 22 years when he enrolled in the 3rd Company of the Waikato Mounted Rifles on 10 August 1898. He was made Corporal.
He enlisted for the South Africa War as Private No.42 with No.1 Company of the 1st Contingent.
He returned and died in Auckland, 3 July 1958.
MAXWELL, William E
In November 1878 Bill enlisted with the band of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers and was a member until October 1882. Bill also joined the Cambridge & Waikato Reed Band in February 1879. Then at age 18 years, occupation a cabinet maker, he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on the 1 July 1879.
John joined the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in November 1878 and was a member for two years. He was 18 years old when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 30 September 1879. On the Electoral Roll for 1887 he was shown as a settler at Bruntwood.
MEDHURST, Thomas George
Tom was born 18 April 1865 in Hampshire, England, the son of Samuel and Eliza. He was a ploughman when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge 21 September 1886 and his wife was Barbara nee Wright. Tom called on his sickness fund in September 1887 when he had Inflammation of the Glands for 35 days. Barbara died 14 April 1888 and Tom received £12 from the Lodge Funeral Fund.
In June 1890 he married Charlotte Gilkinson and he died 6 April 1944.
Bill was the eldest son of Samuel and Eliza Medhurst and born 14 December 1859 in Hampshire, England. He joined the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in May 1879 and served for a year. When he married Emily Norgrove in December 1881 he had been in Cambridge 5 years. Two of their children died in 1889.
He joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge in 1882 - his occupation a coachman. In 1884 he was mentioned twice in the Sickness Book with Cancer and in 1889 he had Congestion of the Lungs. His coach driving took him from Tirau to Rotorua and Cambridge to Hamilton. Later, when the family moved to Paeroa he provided a similar service between Paeroa and the goldfields at Waikino.
MILLAR, John Napier
John was born in 1846 and married Alice Lily Finch in 1874.
He first appeared in Cambridge on the electoral roll of 1879 as a carpenter. In 1880 he became a member of the first Cambridge and Waikato Reed Band and in November became a band member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers.
MINCHIN, Alfred William
Alf was born 29 June 1888. The family arrived in Cambridge about September 1902 from Auckland - his mother Mrs Edith Minchin was a widow and they lived in Grosvenor Street. (She was secretary of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and later on the School Committee).
Alf was a carpenter when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 13 August 1907, and was keen on cycling and rugby.
He enlisted for World War One as Sapper 11499 and left with the 11th Reinforcements. In 1917 he wrote home to his mother praising the Waikato Y.M.C.A Hut near the front line in France. It was also reported that Mrs Minchin had 26 nephews taking part in the Great War.
She sold up her household furniture and effects in March 1918 and left Cambridge.
MITCHELL, James M
Captain in 3rd Waikato Militia. Commission Cancelled.
MOAR, Daniel Henry
Dan was born 5 November 1882 and was a farm labourer when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 11 November 1902.
On the 1872 map is noted, "Whare Mohi", and in the 1874 Assessment list he has 1000 acres at Tamahere.
John was born about 1819 in Mullinger, West Neath and became a clerk. He enlisted in the 3rd Regiment of the Waikato Militia in Hobarton on 24 October 1863 as a Private No 669 and was later promoted to Sergeant.
He joined the Alpha Waikato Lodge No 449 I.C. in 1865.
On 19 May 1866 John was present at an inquest on the death (suicide) of George Wilson when he stated that Wilson had seemed his usual self but complained of dysentery. He came back from the post office and he was dead. He had known Wilson for 3 or 4 years and considered him a weak-minded man.
Bill was aged 32 years and a shoe maker when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge by Clearance from the North London District, on 4 October 1873. When he married Mary Ann Bell in January 1874 he was a widower and had been in Cambridge 9 months.
They lived on Hamilton Road with four children until 1895 when they moved to Kihikihi. After 21 years they returned to Cambridge and William worked at his boot makers bench until he was 77 years old. He died 1926 and Mary Ann in 1941 and they are both buried in the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu.
George was born in England about 1843 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 14 March 1866 in Cambridge as a substitute soldier. His Regiment Number was Private 1687 and occupation a farmer.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 George paid 2 pence an acre on 101 acres - totalling sixteen shillings and ten pence, even though he had been substituted by John Runciman, 12 August 1866.
Joseph was born about 1833 in Ireland. He enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia as Private 308 on 26 December 1863 in Otahuhu, his occupation a tailor.
He was aged 31 years and still a tailor when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 28 May 1867, married to Mary Jane.
George was born in Tyrone about 1839 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 5 May 1865 in Cambridge as a substitute soldier. His Regiment Number was Private 1660 and occupation a labourer.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 George paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
Bob was aged 28 years and had been in Cambridge five years when he married Elizabeth daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Keeley, in May 1879.
He was born in Happy Valley, Australia and while helping to build the fence at the Cambridge West school he cut his foot with his adze. He died of tetanus 17 August 1880 aged 30 years, leaving a young wife and son. He was buried at the newly reopened Cambridge West (Leamington) cemetery.
Elizabeth continued as a dressmaker and died at the home of her son, Joe, on 23 November 1929. Joe farmed at Karapiro and did not marry.
William was born in Tottenham England and appeared in Cambridge about 1872. He and Titipo had two children Mary and William before Titipo died. She is buried in the Matangi Cemetery.
William advertised in the Waikato Times in 1872 that he was "Prepared to Find Competent Guides and Firstclass Saddle Horses to all parts of the Interior" - the beginning of our Tourism Industry.
In 1872 he became a member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers but is noted as being AWOL.
He is not only noted as a farmer but acted as agent for the lease and purchase of Maori land, bought and sold livestock and horse breeding. In 1880 he had 70 sheep.
William married Karawhiro Kapu on 20 January 1881 and they had two children - Alice and George.
Many of William's ventures were financed by his family in England. William's brother Dr Henry Moon (a dental surgeon) came to Cambridge and bailed William out of many ventures but, after he returned to England, William was declared bankrupt in 1890.
The Moon name is perpetuated in 'Moon Creek' which provided water for Cambridge's first water supply in 1903.
MOORE, Henry Whitehorn
Henry was the only son of Dr Moore and came to the colonies in his early twenties. He became a well known figure in Cambridge, being conspicuous for his monocle and good singing voice. He had enough wealth to be self-sufficient, and married while in the Waikato but had no children. Henry became a member of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in 1880 and remained with the troop until it disbanded in 1882. He moved to Auckland where he died in 1905 aged 51 years.
MOORECROFT, George Mayne
George was born about 1852 and was a constable of the Armed Constabulary when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 17 June 1884.
Thomas was a widower, his wife having died on the voyage out to New Zealand. He bought the major part of his farm in Cambridge on 27 February 1868, later accumulating 150 acres of soldiers' land at Pukeroro. On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Tom paid 2 pence an acre on 150 acres - totalling £1 5/-. 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 farmed there until his death in 1902 when he left his property to his niece, Anne (who had been his housekeeper for many years) and her husband Martin Butler.
William Morgan (Tom's brother) and his wife Anne arrived in 1874 and they farmed a 600 acre farm 'The Grange' at Pukeroro. They had 8 children with the farm being passed down to John. William was well known for wheat growing, breeding fat stock and draught horses.
Another son, William, farmed at Karapiro and there are still descendants in the district.
John was a member of the Duke of Cambridge Lodge and the Minutes of 14 September 1880 stated that a Medical Certificate was read in favour of Mrs Jane Morshead. She died 19 September 1881 and is buried in the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu. In the Lodge Minutes of 11 October 1881, Bro Morshead received £12 funeral money on account of his late wife. John became Vice Grand in June 1882 but left the district two months later.
William was born about 1845 and his occupation was ploughman when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 17 August 1880. Mary was listed as his wife.
A medical certificate from Dr Waddington, was read at the December 1881 meeting, in favour of William Morshead, saying he had been unable to follow his usual employment as from 21 December 1881. Then the Minutes of 1 August 1882 say that a certificate was read re Bro Morshead's wife, Mrs Mary Morshead.
George was born in Scotland about 1827 and enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia, 12 November 1863, in Auckland. His Regiment Number was Private 475 and occupation a ploughman.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 George paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence.
MULLINS, Herbert Frederick
Bert, born 1881, was the second son of John Samuel and Elizabeth Mullins.
When he joined the 3rd Company of the Waikato Mounted Rifles on 29 May 1902 he was a farmer, aged 21 years.
On 14 April he sailed with the 10th Contingent on the 'Drayton Grange' to the South Africa War. He was Lance Corporal No.8728. Again in 1905 he joined the Waikato Mounted Rifles.
Bert later became a member of the Cambridge Voluntary Fire Brigade.
In April 1913 he married M Underwood of Hamilton and he died there in April 1969.
John was aged 24 and a constable in the Armed Constabulary when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 26 October 1872. He married Elizabeth Knox on 6 July 1878 and they had 9 children.
John later worked on the railway, was a gardener, then a labourer for the Cambridge Borough Council. John was killed by a runaway horse while working in Victoria Street in 1916 and Elizabeth died two years later. They are both buried in the Cambridge Cemetery at Hautapu.
Chas was born about 1858 and was a storeman when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge, 25 October 1880.
MYLES, Edmond Michael
Edmond was born 4 August 1876 and joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge on 15 June 1897 aged 22 years. His occupation was a railway porter.