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Charles LAWRENCE + Harriet Alice SAUNDERS

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CHARLES Lawrence (1862-1909)
Charles was born 21 Dec 1862 in Christchurch, 4th of 5 known sons of:
*Thomas Ewen LAWRENCE (1827-1909) & Sophia Jane BARNES (1837-1967)

Charles married Harriet Alice SAUNDERS (1865-1948) in 1887

Harriet was born 30 Aug 1865 in Greenwich, London, 2nd of 11 children of:
**Moses George SAUNDERS (1842-1920) & Priscilla Guy HITCHINGS (1841-1902)
(see comments below re their daughter, Sarah Priscilla Hitchings, born prior to their marriage)

the 11 children of CHARLES & HARRIET:
... 1
1883 - 1967 Janet May Lawrence
- Janet married Percy John SHERWOOD (1883-1967) in 1907
- 3rd of 4 children of William Thomas SHERWOOD (1856-1915) & Alice Bertha BETTS (1859-1935)

... 2
1888 - 1976 Rosa Delphia Lawrence
- Rosa married Joe Edgar WILLIAMS in 1918 & died in Dargaville

... 3
1889 - 1970 Margaret Guys Lawrence
- Margaret married Adam HOPE (1889-1959) on 14 June 1911 in Wellington
- Adam was born in NZ to Adam & Rebecca Hope who emigrated to NZ on their honeymoon in 1887

... 4
1891 - 1975 Ethel Maud Lawrence
- Ethel married Gilbert Henry LYSTER (1888-1939) in 1912 & died in Lower Hutt
- 1st of 5 children of David LYSTER (1866-1934) & Mary SMITH (1870-1960)

... 5
1893 - 1921 Florence Emma Lawrence
- Florence married Charles Alfred CHAMBERS in 1915, she died 6 years later

... 6
1894 - 1921 Harriet Alice Lawrence
- Harried married David TAYLOR in 1915 & had 3 daughters. She died 24 Sep 1921 in Petone

... 7
1896 - 1934 Violet Esther Adelaide Lawrence
- Violet married Gerald 'Robert' Roy HARPER in 1917
- born 11 Oct 1897, 8th of 11 children of Walter HARPER & Agnes 'Emma' DAY
- he served in WWI as Private 21577 with the NZEF, 16th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company, embarking from Wellington 21 Aug 1916 aged 19. His next of kin was his father Walter at 32 Cornwall Road, Lyttelton. He also served in WWII as Private 10481 with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon. He enlisted from 124 Wordsworth Street, Christchurch as a 'widowed, Upholsterer'. He embarked with the Infantry Reinforcements, his next of kin being his mother Emma Harper at 124 Wordsworth Street, Christchurch. KILLED IN ACTION at Crete on 20 May 1941 Robert was aged 43 (CWGC has listed his age as 37). His memorial is at Face 13, Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
NOTE visit his link for a note of another wife in Surrey, England

... 8
1899 - 1972 Elizabeth Helena Lawrence
- born in Turakina, Elizabeth married John Henry George HENDERSON (1895-1972) in 1919 & had 7 children in Wanganui:
1919 - 1950 Joyce Elizabeth Henderson
- Joyce married Ronald Erle SIMONSEN (1916-1980) & had 3 children. She died in Christchurch
1921 - 2011 Alexander 'Bruce' Henderson
1924 - 1995 Bernard John Henderson
1926 - 1983 Norman Charles Henderson
- Norman died 8 August 1983 in Napier
1928 - Dorothy Henderson
1937 - 2001 Colin Earle Henderson
- Colin died 19 March 2001 in Lower Hutt
1937 - 1978 Dawn Esme Henderson
- born 4 June 1937, Dawn married Allen Charles Davenport 22 Nov 1958 in Petone
- Dawn & Allen were cremated at Kelvin Grove
ELIZABETH died 14 April 1972 in Petone
JOHN died 3 Sep 1972 in Lower Hutt (see comments)

... 9
1901 - 1984 Mary Rebecca Lawrence
- Mary married Ernest Alfred WHITE (1901-1975) in 1922
- 3rd of 6 known children (only son) of Ernest Alfred WHITE & Julia Lamerton STYLES (1880-1956)
MARY REBECCA died in Lower Hutt
NOTE Julia was a sister of Henry Albert Ernest Styles who married the widow of her son's father-in-law, CHARLES Lawrence (as featured here).
Henry was the 4th and Julia the 7th, of 14 children of Robert Thomas STYLES (1849-1906) & Mary Jane Julia HALL (1854-1917)

... 10
1904 - 1969 Herbert Charles 'Herb' Lawrence
- Herbert married Edith Flora 'Edie' McMILLAN (1906-1998)
- 12th of 12 children (6 daughters) of John Harrison McMILLAN & Lydia MARSHALL
- they are buried together at Kelvin Grove

... 11
1906 - 1977 Norman Hathaway Lawrence
- Norman married Janet Avery Lottie McDONALD (1904-1976) on 11 Nov 1926
- daughter of John Alexander McDONALD & Margaret McCallum BOWIE
JANET died 6 March 1976 in Stratford aged 72
NORMAN was a Builder, he died 8 August 1977 in Stratford aged 71
- their last address was 7 Brecon Road, Stratford
- their ashes were returned to the Funeral Director

CHARLES Lawrence died 29 October 1909 in Petone aged 46
Evening Post, 29 October 1909 LAWRENCE - On the 29th October, at 37 Hutt-road, Petone, Charles, dearly beloved husband of Harriet Alice, and son of the late Thomas Lawrence, Ferry-road, Christchurch. Christchurch papers please copy
Harriet next married Henry Albert Ernest STYLES (1877-1945) in Wellington in 1916 & died 19 July 1948 in Silverstream aged 81. Henry Styles had first married Florence Burnley TAYLOR (1879-1915). He died in Lower Hutt 1 May 1945 & buried Taita (also see note at child 9)

NOTES
* Thomas Ewen Lawrence was born in Wales and emigrated to NZ on the ship Mystery, arriving in Lyttelton on 29 March 1859. He was a Carpenter. His wife Sophia Jane died 30 Sep 1867 in Christchurch aged 30 & is buried Plot 9, Block A at Rutherford Cemetery (off Ferry Road towards Garlands Road Woolston). Thomas next married Mary JOHNSTON in 1870. They lived at 21 Ferry Road, Linwood, Christchurch. Thomas died 11 Jan 1909 aged 82 & buried Plot 544B at Addington Cemetery. He died without leaving a will & all his estate was left to Mary. Mary was from County Antrim, Ireland, arriving in NZ about 1869. She died 10 Oct 1927 aged 83 & is buried with him
** Moses George Saunders was born in Takeley, Essex, England (see his link above). He & Priscilla had 3 known children before embarking on the Charlotte Gladstone in 1870 and arrived in Lyttelton, Christchurch 30 January 1871 (a son, James died en route). They had a further 7 children in Christchurch.
Moses George Saunders died in the Salvation Army Home in Christchurch on 2 Nov 1920 aged 78.
His wife Priscilla was also from England. She had died 18 years before him on 28 April 1902 at Gladstone St, Christchurch aged 61. They are buried together Plot 1, Block 19C at Sydenham Cemetery
*Gladstone St, Christchurch is in Sydenham. The section of Fourth Street, running from Colombo St to Durham St was renamed to Gladstone St on 2 Aug 1880 (after William Ewart Gladstone 1809-1898)

TIMELINE
Star, 26 October 1898 - PETITION

... The Waste Lands Committee, on the petition of Thomas Lawrence, of Woolston, praying for compensation for improvements on his leasehold farm at Puketohi prior to surrending his lease, reports that it has no recommendation to make

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other LAWRENCE on PECK of Taita tree as at 27 Sep 2010
EDWARD Lawrence (1843-1873)
- married Sarah Ann MEXTED 1843


EMMA Lawrence (1845-1899)
- married Robert BOAG in 1870 Newcastle, Australia


GRACE Lawrence Pryde (1895-1983)
- married Robert PHELOUNG


MILDRED Lawrence (1889-)


MILDRED Lawrence (189 -1975)
- born in Masterton
- married James Nelson HARRIS 1915
- died in Sanson


SUSAN Lawrence (1828-1891 born UK, died New Plymouth)
- married Job WILLS (1822-1909 born Somerset, died New Plymouth)


PHOTO
RUTHERFORD ST Cemetery
Woolston, Christchurch, (the second oldest cemetery in Christchurch), established on what became Rutherford Street in 1852. The cemetery can be regarded as both a separate cemetery and a churchyard, though it was some distance from St John's church itself. Originally maintained by St John's Church, the cemetery was taken over by the Council in 1983. The cemetery is dominated by larger old style memorials, many of which mark the graves of prominent people from the Woolston area.
This cemetery is full and no longer active.
- see Sophia Jane (Barnes), wife of Thomas Ewen Lawrence above -

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-09-27 01:47:05

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Comments

by MartinD on 2013-05-04 20:20:38

Hi Ngaire

We meet again on a different tree - Charles Lawrence is my Great grandfather.

His daughter Elizabeth Helena Lawrence (1899-1972) married John Henry George Henderson (1895-1972) - their daughter Dawn Esme Henderson (1937-1978_ married Allen Charles Davenport (1934-2007) in 1958. Dawn and Allen are my parents.

Charles parents I have as Thomas Lawrence and Sophia (nee unknown). Are you able to provide information about them for me please.

Thanks heaps

MartinD

by MartinD on 2013-05-05 04:56:37

Hi Ngaire,

Alexander Bruce (Bruce) Henderson - passed away 2 february 2011
Colin Earle Henderson - passed away 19 March 2001.

MartinD

by ngairedith on 2013-08-15 05:51:05

big thank you to Helen for her message:
Subject: Moses George Saunders
To: ngairedith
From: HelenNZ
Date: 2013-08-15 05:16:17
Hello
My name is Helen (surname supplied) ... we are on the Moses George Saunder/Priscilla Guys Hitchings family tree. I notice that you have them down as having 10 children but they actually had 11. Before they were married, they had a little girl called Sarah Priscilla Hitchings. She was registered as a Hitchings because Priscilla wasn't married at the time. (Not 100% sure if the little girl was Moses' or not?)
Details are as follows:
Born 07.04.1860 Baptised 09.05.1860 Died 08.07.1867 aged 7 years
Died of injuries received by being accidentally run over by a van on Greenwich Road

thank you Helen, I will now edit the above to include Sarah

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