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the 11 children of Stephen LANCASTER + Sarah Ann EAGLE - Karori, Wellington

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Sarah Ann Eagle was a daughter of Robert EAGLE & Hannah Blanche PUTTENHAM

she married Stephen LANCASTER on 5th November 1859 in St. Peter`s Church Wellington New Zealand

Stephen was a son of John LANCASTER & Jane TURNER of Blackburn, Lancashire England
- he arrived in New Zealand in 1857 and owned and farmed a large area in Karori, Wellington, supplying milk to the city
He was responsible for building many Karori houses including 3 of his own in which his family lived. The first was 378 Karori Road, built in 1859. Then at 372 Karori Road, their second home - `Chesney Wold`, built in 1866 was also the second home of author Katherine Mansfield when she was 5 to 10 years old. Her book `Prelude` was written in 1916, 6 years after leaving the house, and was written around her experiences while living there. Stephen`s third house was at 385 Karori Road

Stephen was Karori`s first Mayor - elected in 1891, serving 3 years

He was:
* a councillor up until his death
* Chairman of the Hutt County Council
* Chairman of the Wellington Hospital Board and
leading member of the firt Wellington St. Mary`s Church building committee, serving the vestry for many years.
* Lancaster Street in Karori is named after him

Before St. Mary`s was built in 1866 services were held in their home at 378 Karori Road

They had 5 sons who all eventually settled in the Rangitikei area, and 6 daughters...

their 11 children were:

1860-1928 Thomas Lancaster
- married Elizabeth BOWLER 1887 in Makara Wellington
- he died in Palmerston North

1862-1925 Stephen Robert Lancaster
- married Catherine Edith SMITH 1885 in Karori
- married Isabella Marion HANNAH 1888 in Carterton
- married Ethel Isabell GAWITH 1916 in Palmerston North

1864-1906 Sarah Jane Lancaster
- married James DONALD 1883 in Karori
- she died in Havelock North

1866-1906 Hannah Mary Lancaster
- married Thomas William LEWER 1886 in Karori
- Hannah died without children
- Thomas remarried 2 years after Hannah's death (1906) to Rose GRIFFITHS and moved to Christchurch
- Thomas was a founder member of the Karori Borough Council in 1891 and a foundation trustee of the Karori Methodist church in 1895

1867-1940 Ernest Samuel Lancaster
- married Kate BRUNGER 1891 in Karori
- he died in Karori 6 weeks after Kate

1869-1924 Arthur Lancaster
- married Isabella BOWLER 1893 in Makara, Wellington
- he died in Kairanga, Palmerston North

1872-1949 Emma Effie Lancaster
- married Walter Bazire MESSENGER 1902 in Karori
- she died in New Plymouth

1873-1952 Amy Alice Lancaster
- married William Fry NEWCOMBE 1894 in Karori
- she died in Karori

1875-1945 Ada Lancaster
- married William Henry YOUNG in 1898 in Karori
- died in Rotorua

1877-1944 Henry John Lancaster
- married Agnes Mary Whitbread EDWARDS 1903 in Karori
- died in Palmerston North

1879-1949 Phoebe Lancaster
- married Charles Nicholas CATHIE 1907 in Wellington
- died in Wellington

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on 2010-08-25 10:53:47

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by Robertnewcombe on 2011-03-03 14:04:43

I have done a wee bit of research on the newcombes of karori if you are interested.

by ngairedith on 2011-03-03 16:42:16

thank you Robert,
Would you like to attach that info here so others may benefit

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