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Walter Edward GREAVES + Sarah Ann PITTAMS - Pahiatua, New Zealand

*Walter Edward GREAVES was born 2nd June 1859 in Wellington
- a son of John GREAVES & Harriet HOLT of Hinckley, Leicestershire, England

his siblings were:

1850-1895 - Harriet Greaves
- born in Hinckley Leicestershire
- married Cornelius OATHAM in 1873
- died in New Zealand
the children of Harriet & Cornelius were:
1875-1919 - Clara Elizabeth Oatham
- married Henry Neal WINTER
- had 9 known children
1877-1881 - Ada Louisa Oatham
- died aged 4
1880-1942 - Herbert Cornelius Oatham
- married Minnie ANSTICE in 1922
- married Eliza SHORT
1882-1884 Ada Oatham
- died aged 2
1884-1957 - Walter Oatham
- married May Ellen WHELEN in 1912
- had 4 known children

1852-1857 - Sarah Ann Greaves
- born in Hinckley
- died in Wellington aged 4

1855-1877 - Geroge Greaves
- born in Birmingham
- died in Hokitika aged 21
- he and Thomas WILTSHIRE were drowned on the 4th Oct 1877 in the Hokitika river when taking a boat from town to the Maori reserve saw-mills. One of the horses suddenly slipped in a crab hole, throwing the rider and pulling the other horse after him

1829 - *Walter Edward

1861-1861 - Sarah Jane Greaves
- born in Wellington
- died aged 2 weeks

1865-1873 - John Timothy Greaves
- drowned in the Raumahunga River, Masterton aged 8

*Walter Edward Greaves
- he married Sarah Ann PITTAMS on the 8th July 1884 in Woodville

their children were:
1887-1961 Walter John Greaves
- married Evelyn Mary COLE (1880-1960) in 1909
(Evelyn had a daughter Frances Evelyn Cole when they married)
- they had 3 known children

1889-1963 - Elizabeth Emily Greaves
- married John Kemp LICKFOLD (1872-1940)
- had 2 known children

1891-1968 - Mary Jessamine Harriet Greaves
- married Frank BAKER in 1909
- had 5 known children

1894-1894 - Margretta Ethel Selina Greaves
- died aged 3 hours

1895-1973 - Joseph William Greaves
- married Jane Alice MILLER 91901-1958)
- had 3 known children

1897-1908 - Frederick Charles Greaves
- died aged 11 in Mangatainoka of phosphorus burns

1900-1979 - Esther Edith Greaves in 1918
- married Edward James NEALE (1895-1981)
- had 5 known children

1903-1974 - Clarence Howard "Clarry" Greaves
- married Annie Mary O'CONNOR in 1925
- they divorced
- he married Violet Evelyn KEMPTON 91908-1977)
- he changed his name to Clarence Howard KEMPTON

1904-1987 - Grace Mercy "Dolly' Greaves
- married Albert Edward STOBBS (1904-1973)
- 2 know children

1906-1993 - Sydney Spencer Francis Greaves
- born in Woodville
- married Myrtle Rose O'HAGAN (1906-1948)
- had 4 known children

1907-1995 - Hubert Ivan Greaves
- married Sophia OAKLEY (1907-1965) in 1927
- married Irene Monica LAVERY (1910-2004)

1912-1983 - Sarah Muriel Evelyn Greaves
- married Albert GARWOOD
- had 5 known children

Walter died on the 21st September 1926 in Mangatainoka, Pahiatua
- he is buried in GRAVE 17 - PLLOT 3 - BLOCK at Mangatainoka
- he is buried with his wife Sarah who died 17th September 1930

their HEADSTONE reads:
In Loving Memory Of
Walter Edward Greaves
died Sep 21, 1926a ged 67 years.
Also his wife Sarah Ann Greaves
died Sep 17, 1930, aged 64 years.
Sweet Peace

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Walter FREEMAN + Annie WACKETT - Wellington 1855

WALTER FREEMAN (1829-1879)
was born in London
- a son of Robert FREEMAN (1805-1891) & Mary Ann LENEY/LEANEY (1803-1876)
ANNIE WACKETT (1823-1901)
was born in Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, England
- a daughter of George WACKETT (1777-1850) & Ann GARDENER (1781-1849)
Annie had a daughter, Theresa Wackett (1849-1940) prior to marriage

Walter & Annie married 22 April 1851 in London
* on 20 March 1855 Walter & Annie left London and emigrated to New Zealand on the 'New Era', arriving in Wellington 27 June 1855. Annie's daughter Teresa is on the list as aged 6 but their first born, Walter, is not (he would have been an infant). There is also a Teresa Wickett on the passenger list (no age given), was she a sister of Annie? or a double-up of Annie's daughter? (see at link)

the known children of WALTER & ANNIE
... 1
1849 - 1940 THERESA (WACKETT) brought up in Wellington as Freeman
- Theresa married James Burton PENNY (1841-1915) on 26 Oct 1870
- they were farming in Clareville by 1881, bought Dakin Cottage in Clareville, Wairarapa, off Charles Dakin (1827-1895) in 1885, sold it in 1891, moved to Wellington and by 1914 they were in Otaki. James died in Wellington 1915

- the 9 known children of THERESA & JAMES:
1/ 1871 - 1880 Theresa Penny
Wellington Independent, 11 August 1871 PENNY - On July 30, at Grassendale, Whareama (10km north of Tinui), the wife of James Burton Penny, Esq., of a daughter. THERESA died 1 Aug 1880 in Wellington aged 9 years & 2 days

2/ 1872 - 1946 James Burton Edward 'Jim' Penny
- Jim married Phoebe GREATBATCH (1870-1945) 1 July 1915
- daughter of Walter 'Joseph' GREATBATCH & Mary BEVAN of Featherston
PHOEBE died 5 June 1945 in Wellington? aged 75
JIM died 27 Nov 1946 in Hawera aged 74

3/ 1876 - 1879 Edward Henry Walter Penny
EDWARD died 3 March 1879 aged 2.11

4/ 1878 - 1977 Ethel Marion Emily Penny
- Ethel married Charles Christopher Machell WATSON-MUNRO (1877-1942) 7 April 1910 in Wellington as his second wife (divorced in 1905 from Emily Bourke (nee Coates) - they had married in Cape Town in 1904 when he served in the Boer War)
Wairarapa Daily Times, 9 April 1910 On Thursday afternoon, at St Thomas' Church, South Wellington, Miss Ethel Marion Emily Penny, eldest daughter of Mr James Burton Penny, Newtown, and niece of the Primate of New Zealand (Samuel Tarratt Nevill, see below), was married by the Rev Mr Walker to Mr Machell Watson-Munro, of Monmouthshire, England. The bride was attired in a dress of white chiffon taffeta with lace trimmings, and wore a handsome veil of Brussels net, over 50 years old, in which her aunt had been married. The bridesmaids - Misses Katie and Millicent Penny - were dressed in heliotrope silk muslin, with hats of deeper shade. Mr Geoffery Withers acted as best man, and Mr L. W. Hawkins gave the bride away. After the wedding a family gathering was held at Mr Penny's residence. Mr and Mrs Watson-Munro left in the afternoon by the Manuka for Dunedin, where their future home is to be. (Ethel & Charles had 4 known children)

5/* 1881 - 1974 Evelyn Watson 'Lyn' Penny
- Lyn married Lawrence Wood HAWKINS (1879-1950) 18 Dec 1905 in Lower Hutt
- a son of Samuel Stocks (1837-1888) & Jane HAWKINS of Tuapeka
Evening Post, 23 December 1905 HAWKINS-PENNY - On the 18th December, 1905, at St Augustine's Church, Petone, by the Rev B. H. Ward, Lawrence Wood, only son of the late Samuel Stocks Hawkins, of Yorkshire, England, to Evelyn Watson, third daughter of Mr James B. Penny, of Petone
LAWRENCE died in NSW, Australia aged 71. Lyn died 11 Sep 1974 in Picton aged 93

6/* 1884 - 1924 Katie Gertrude Penny
- Katie married Alfred Naylor PALMER (1872-1943) in 1911 in Wellington
- a son of George & Elizabeth Mary PALMER
- Katie & Alfred had 3 children
KATIE died 21 April 1924 aged 40 in Wellington
- Alfred next married Linda Mary TURNER (1893-1968) 28 June 1928
- daughter of Jacob (1843-1916) & Prudence Ann (1849-1924) TURNER of Dovedale
Evening Post, 3 July 1928 On the 28th June, 1928 at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by Rev G. C. Blathwayt, Alfred Naylor, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs George Palmer, Wellington, to Linda Mary Turner, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Jacob Turner, of Motueka
- they had a daughter

7/* 1886 - 1974 Millicent Isabella Nevill 'Millie' Penny
- Millie married William John Henry HAASE (1887-1960) 21 Dec 1911 in Wellington
- a son of Peter Mathias Henry HAASE (1856-1923) & Margaret CLARKE (1863-1940)
MILLIE died 13 March 1974 in Lower Hutt

8/* 1889 - 1980 Henry Reginald 'Reg' Penny
- Reg married Margaret Wallace 'Maggie' OUGHTON (1886-1983) in Taranaki in 1919
- daughter of James Sinclair OUGHTON & Anne SHIRLEY
REG died 1 June 1980 aged in Hawera aged 91

9/* 1892 - 1935 Charles Vivian Penny (murdered in Porirua)
Evening Post, 17 October 1935 The Funeral of the late Charles Vivian Penny will take place at the Clareville Cemetery of Saturday, October 19, 1935, at 12 noon, Private internment. J. R. CROFT, Undertaker. Lower Hutt and Petone
- he is buried with his parents James & Theresa

JAMES BURTON PENNY died 25 Feb 1915 aged 74 in Wellington
Evening Post, 25 February 1915 PENNY - On the 25th February, 1915, at his residence, 25 Roy-street, (Newtown) James Burton, beloved husband of Theresa Penny, in his 74th year. Interment at Carterton
Hawera & Normanby Star, 25 February 1915 Mr R. (Reg) Penny, of Okaiawa, to-day received word of the death of his father in Wellington, after a long illness. He and his brother, who have been residents of Okaiawa for some years, will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement
- his probate was granted to the Public Trustee in Wellington May 1915
THERESA Penny died 4 June 1940 aged 91 in Wellington
Evening Post, 5 June 1940 PENNY - On June 4, 1940, at Wellington, Theresa, relict of the late James Burton Penny; aged 91 years (Interment at Clareville Cemetery, Thursday, noon)
- they are buried Plot 75, OLD UNSEC at Clareville cemetery, Carterton

NOTE Rev Samuel Tarratt NEVILL, Anglican Bishop, (1837-1921) was married to James Burton Penny's half-sister, Mary Susanna Cook-Penny (1834-1905)


... 2
1854 - 1931 WALTER FREEMAN
- Walter married Anna Maria 'Annie' HASSETT (1859-1895) 11 Jan 1879
Daily Southern Cross, 28 June 1872 SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL CALENDAR The following is the calendar of prisoners for trial at the Supreme Court, Auckland, commencing Monday next, the 1st July: - & Anna Maria Hassett, English, aged 12, single, Church of England, (can) read and write, obtaining goods by false pretences (four charges). Anna pleaded guilty of larceny and sentence was deferred
- the 8 known children of WALTER & ANNIE: (Walter had a total of 10)
1/* 1879 - 1897 Walter Freeman
WALTER died aged 18 from head injuries sustained in a cycle race held Palmerston North to Ashhurst on 14 Aug 1897
Feilding Star, 16 August 1897 FATAL RESULT OF A BICYCLE ACCIDENT - The young man Walter Freeman, eldest son of the caterer on the Wellington-Manawatu Railways Coy's refreshment room-keeper, injured during the bicycle road race on Wednesday afternoon, remained in an unconscious state, and a little after four o'clock this afternoon his condition suddenly changed for the worse and he expired almost immediately. An inquest will probably be held.
- This made Walter the first fatality in cycle racing in New Zealand

2/* 1880 - 1902 Frederick Wackett 'Fred' Freeman
FRED died 9 Nov 1902 in a rowing accident on the Wanganui River aged 22.5
Wanganui Chronicle, 11 November 1902 FATAL ACCIDENT
- A MAN DROWNED IN THE RIVER ... Quite a gloom was cast over Aramoho on Sunday morning when it became known that an accident had occurred on the River, by which a young man name Frederick Freeman had lost his life. It appears that at about ten o'clock on Sunday morning some members of the Aramoho Rowing Club went out for a row in the four-oared out-rigger, the crew consisting of Henry Sutton, Samuel Walkley, Frederick Freeman, George Tasker and John Lowry. When about 150 yards from the shore, on the return trip, the boat swamped, the heavy gale having made the water very rough. As Lowry could not swim, Sutton and Walkley went to his assistance, and succeeded in placing him on the bottom of the overturned boat. Freeman, in the meantime, being in difficulty, Tasker went to his assistance, as also did Walkley when he had placed Lowry in safety on the bottom of the boat. On Walkley arriving, Tasker, being exhausted, relinquished his hold on Freeman. Walkley, also being exhausted, let go of Freeman shortly afterwards, and the latter sank. He was then within five yards of the shore. Tasker and Walkley were very exhausted, and only with difficulty reached the bank, where willing hands pulled them from the water. Sutton and Lowry were taken from the bottom of the boat by the crew of the launch 'May', which happened to be passing. Messrs Albert and Henry Sutton began dragging operations as soon as Freeman sank, and at about 11 o'clock recovered the body. Efforts at resuscitation were made for an hour, when Drs Hatherley and Porritt, who had been summoned, pronounced life to be extinct. Freeman was 22 years of age, and was a son of Mr Walter Freeman, of the Aramoho Refreshment Rooms. Sincere sympathy will be felt for the sorrowing relatives. An inquest will be held at 9.30 this morning.
The deceased was a member of the Sixth Contingent in South Africa, and while there was promoted to be Sergeant-Major. Mr Freeman desires to thank those who assisted to recover the body of his son and also in attempting to resuscitate life
- Frederick is buried Plot 027, Block 026 at Terrace End cemetery

3/* 1882 - 1968 Leonard Robert 'Len' Freeman
- Len married Gertrude Elizabeth MADGIN on 21 Jan 1910 in Waikanae
Manawatu Standard, 20 January 1910 WEDDING BELLS ... A wedding which created much interest in Waikanae took place in the church there yesterday afternoon, when Mr Leonard Freeman, son of Mr Walter Freeman, of Wellington, was married to Miss Gertrude Madgin, daughter of Mr and Mrs Madgin, of Tilehurst, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. The Rev J. Jones officiated. The bride, who was given away by Mr A. Williams, wore a frock of white Brussels net and lace over ivory glace silk, Over a wreath of orange blossom she wore her mother's bridal veil. She carried a shower bouquet of white flowers, and wore the bridegroom's gifts, a handsome cameo pendant and Maltese lace scarf. Miss E. Freeman, cousin of the bridegroom, from Palmerston North, who was chief bridesmaid, wore a frock of turquoise blue chiffon taffetas with black picture hat, and carried a shower bouquet of sweet peas. Two little bridesmaids, the Misses Marjorie and Jean Freeman, sisters of the bridegroom, wore frocks of white embroidery and Kitty Bellairs hats, and they carried white crooks with clusters of sweet peas. Mr J. Jameson, of Levin, was best man. After the wedding, about forty guests were entertained at a reception at Mahara House, where the rooms were decorated with sweet peas, native flowers, and ferns. Mr and Mrs Freeman afterwards left by motor car for Wellington where they caught the boat for Nelson, the bride travelling in a cream serge coat and skirt, with black hat -
- they had a son, Walter Madgin Freeman in 1911 who died aged 24 hours
They lived for a time in Sydney. Both died in New Zealand
LEONARD died 15 September 1968 aged 86

4/* 1883 - 1919 Millie Annie Freeman
- Millie married Edward William OLIVER 27 March 1907
MILLIE died 12 Feb 1919 in Wellington aged 36
- she is buried Plot 230 B, CH ENG2 at Karori cemetery

5/* 1885 - 1944 George Roxburgh 'Jack' Freeman
- born 25 March 1885, George served twice in WWI as Private 10/2141 with the Wellington Infantry battalion, 5th reinforcements, embarking from Wellington 13 June 1915. He was seriously wounded at the Dardanelles in 1915. He next served with the NZEF, Hospital Ship No 2 Marama (Second Sailing of Fourth Charter), embarking from Wellington 19 Oct 1918. Both times his next of kin was his father at 63 Molesworth Street, Wellington
GEORGE died 6 June 1944 in his home fire at Valley Road, Paraparaumu aged 58

6/* 1889 - 1889 Hilda Teresa Freeman
HILDA died as an infant

7/* 1890 - ? Mabel Freeman
- nothing known of Mabel at this time

8/* 1891 - 1942 Guy Linton Freeman
- Guy was born in Wellington 5 November 1891
- attended College Street School, Palmerston North and was in Standard 1 in 1902
GUY died in Wellington 28 July 1842 aged 51
- he is buried Plot 277 O, CH ENG2 at Karori

ANNIE Freeman died 22 July 1895 Feilding Star, 24 July 1895 DEATH - On the 22nd inst., at Palmerston North, Annie, beloved wife of Walter Freeman; aged 36
- she is buried Plot 024, Block 026 at Terrace End cemetery

Walter remarried to Margaret Alice WATSON (1865-1932) in 1901
- they had 2 daughters:
1/ * 1903 - 1978 Marjorie Edith Florence Freeman
- born 28 May 1903, Marjorie married Harry Savery PARR (1897-1972) in 1926

2/ 1906 - 2000 Jean Frances Freeman
- born 22 August 1906, Jean married Douglas Vivian BANKS (1906-1973) in 1932 & had 6 children
- Douglas was born in Masterton to James Henry BANKS & Catherine Mary EASTHOPE

WALTER Freeman died 10 February 1931 aged 76
- he is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)
Evening Post, 12 February 1931 WALTER'S OBITUARY
... The death occurred yesterday of Mr Walter Freeman, at the age of 76 years. The late Mr Freeman, who was a well-known and popular figure in the Thorndon district, and been ill for many months, and his death was not unexpected. he was born in London, and arrived in Wellington with his parents on the New Era in 1855. He became one of the earliest pupils at the Thorndon School, under the late Mr Mowbray. Mr Freeman entered the catering business, and took over the old bank luncheon rooms on Lambton quay from his father and mother. later he was proprietor for Barrett's Hotel and of the Island Bay Hotel. In 1886 he left for the Manawatu district, and while there he was instrumental in getting the Manawatu Railway Company to put dining cars on their trains. Subsequently Mr Freeman returned to Wellington, and for many years he conducted a pastrycook's business in Molesworth street. He is survived by his widow, three sons (Messrs. Len, Jack and Guy Freeman), and two daughters (Mrs H. S. Parr of Wadestown, and Miss Jean Freeman of Ohau). The funeral will take place to-morrow at the Bolton street cemetery
MARGARET Freeman died 4 June 1932 in Wellington
- she is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)


... 3
1856 - 1898 ROBERT FREEMAN
- Robert married Henrietta HELLYER (1858-1927) in 1880

- the 3 known children of ROBERT & HENRIETTA:
1/* 1880 - 1881 Albert Hellyer Freeman
- Albert died aged 4 months

2/* 1883 - 1948 Florence Amy Freeman
- Florence married William Francis HARRISON in 1930

3/* 1894 - 1958 Stanislaus Lovegrove Freeman
Evening Post, 14 July 1885 ROYAL HOTEL - The advertisement announcing the transfer of the Royal Hotel from John Maginnity to Robert Freeman will be found elsewhere. Coming after such a popular and business-like landlord as Mr Maginnity, Mr Freeman will have no light task if he wishes to preserve the high character which the house has hitherto maintained, but there are two things in favour of this being done, one being the fact that Mr and Mrs Freeman are well known as experienced caterers for the public, and the other that all the liquids vended will be supplied from Maginnity's wholesale stores, in Panama-street
Evening Post, 5 February 1886 WELLINGTON RACING CLUB SUMMER MEETING was inaugurated to-day under very favourable circumstances as regards weather. The course, which had derived much benefit from the recent rains, was in capital order, not too hard and not too soft. The special trains were fairly loaded and the first three took out about a thousand passengers. This number was considerably augmented by the contingent which patronised the road, and those who arrived by train from the country, so that at the time appointed for the first race there were about 2000 persons on the course. Mr Robert Freeman, of the Royal Hotel, is catering in the grand stand luncheon room and bar
Evening Post, 2 June 1887 THORNDON LICENSING COMMITTEE - The application for renewal of license was granted to Robert Freeman for the Royal Hotel

ROBERT Freeman died 23 November 1898 in Palmerston North aged 42
Feilding Star, 24 November 1898 FREEMAN - On the 23rd November, at Palmerston North, Robert Freeman, (brother of Walter Freeman), aged 42 years
Evening Post, 24 November 1898 - Mr Robert Freeman, at one time steward of the Wellington Working Men's Club, died in Palmerston North yesterday, after an illness of three weeks. The deceased, who leaves a wife and three children, was a brother of Mr Walter Freeman, the well-known caterer on the Manawatu Railway Company, and was very popular. He was a native of Wellington, and was 42 years of age
- he is buried Plot 025, Block 026 at Terrace End Cemetery with:
* brother Walter's wife Annie in 1895
* brother Frederick Freeman in 1902
* Walter Madgin Freeman (1911-1911) infant son of his brother Leonard Robert Freeman


... 4
1858 - 1921 AMELIA ANNIE 'Millie' FREEMAN
- Millie married James HUTCHESON (1857-1911) 25 May 1882 in Wellington
- a son of John Mack HUTCHESON & Mary GORRIE
Evening Post, 25 May 1882 MARRIAGE
... HUTCHESON-FREEMAN - On the 25th May, at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, by the Ven Archdeacon Thorpe, James, eldest son of Mr John Hutcheson, of Blenheim, to Millie Annie, youngest daughter of the late Mr W. Freeman, of Wellington

- the 2 known children of MILLIE & JAMES:
1/* 1883 - 1896 Frederick John Hutcheson
- Frederick died 22 December 1896 aged 13

2/* 1888 - 1980 Frances Marion Hutcheson
- Frances married Charles Rawle WILLIAMS (1879-1954) in 1920

JAMES Hutcheson died 15 December 1911 aged 54
Marlborough Express, 16 December 1911 ... The death of Mr James Hutcheson, of Grove Road, occurred yesterday afternoon. The deceased had complained during the day of indisposition, but his condition was not regarded as serious, and the discovery that he had passed away came as a shock to his family. Mr Hutcheson lay down on his bed in the afternoon, and it was found at about five o'clock that he had expired. The deceased, who was a native of Blenheim and the eldest son of the late Mr J. Mack Hutcheson, was 54 years of age. Part of his business career was spent in Christchurch and Wellington, and several years ago he returned to Blenheim to take over the store established here by his father in the early days. He had resided in Blenheim ever since. A widow and one daughter are bereaved by his death; Mr David Hutcheson and Mr Ronald Hutcheson, of the Wellington district, are brothers, and Mrs Bird, of Nelson, a sister of the deceased
AMELIA Hutcheson died 31 January 1921 aged 62


... 5
- born January 1861
MARY ANN died 21 April 1865 aged 4.3
Evening Post, 21 April 1865 DIED
... On the 21st inst, Mary Ann, at her father's residence, aged four years and three months, youngest daughter of Mr Walter Freeman, pastry cook, Lambton Quay. The friends of Mr Walter Freeman are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of his daughter Mary Ann, which will leave his residence, this day, at 4 o'clock. W. J. Hall & Sons, Undertakers, April 22nd, 1865
- she is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)


... 6
JANE died 25 March 1865 aged 7 months
- died the day after brother James & a month before sister Mary Ann
- she is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)
NOTE Janie is on BDM as being born 22 August 1864
ALSO Wellington Independent, 23 August 1864 BIRTH FREEMAN - On Monday, August 22nd, the wife of Mr Walter Freeman, Lambton-quay, of a daughter
ALSO Evening Post, 25 March 1865 DIED At Lambton Quay, Jeanie, youngest daughter of Mr Walter Freeman, pastry cook
BUT the Bolton street database has her death as March 1863
- I believe the year error is with the cemetery's database


... 7
1865 - 1865 JAMES FREEMAN
JAMES died 24 March 1865
- the day before his sister Janie & a month before sister Mary Ann
Wellington Independent, 25 March 1865 FREEMAN - On Friday, 24th March, at Lambton-quay, James, youngest son of Mr Walter Freeman, baker
NOTE he is not on the Bolton street database


WALTER FREEMAN died 24 August 1879 aged 50
Evening Post, 25 August 1879 Another old colonist, in the person of Mr Walter Freeman, has passed away. Mr Freeman arrived in Wellington about 25 years ago in the ship New Era, and soon afterwards commenced business as a baker and confectioner in Lambton Quay. He was actively engaged in carrying on the business until three years ago, when he began to suffer from dropsy, and since then he has been an invalid. The late Mr Freeman was the second baker in Wellington and was much respected by all who knew him. He was also a prominent member of the Ancient Order of Foresters. During the last two years of his life Mr Freeman suffered very much, and he was conscious up the hour of his death. The funeral will take place at half-past 9 o'clock to-morrow morning

ANNE FREEMAN died 30 June 1901 aged 78 in Palmerston North
Evening Post, 1 July 1901 The death occurred here yesterday of Mrs Freeman, aged 80 (sic). Deceased was a very old colonist, and leaves a large family including Mr Walter Freeman, of the Manawatu Railway dining car to mourn their loss
Manawatu Standard, 1 July 1901 We regret to hear of the death of Mrs Freeman, mother of Mr Walter Freeman, the well-known caterer on the Wellington and Manawatu Railway line. The deceased, who had attained the rope old age of 78 years, died at her son's residence, Pitt-street, on Saturday night. Mr and Mrs Freeman, senr., arrived in Wellington in the ship "New Era" in 1855, and for many years kept a confectionery shop in Lambton Quay, near Barrett's Hotel in the days when that part of the quay was known as Clay Point. Her husband predeceased her by 20 years. She leaves a family of three, two married daughters, one residing at Blenheim and the other at Petone, and Mr Walter Freeman. The news of her death will be heard with regret by a large number of friends and relatives
Manawatu Times, 2 July 1901 The body of the late Mrs Freeman was taken to Wellington to-day for interment. Messrs Griggs and Son were in charge of the funeral arrangements
WALTER & ANNIE are buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)

Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery

last resting place of:
... WALTER Freeman 1829-1879
... his wife Anne Freeman 1823-1901
... his son Walter Freeman 1854-1931 & Walter's 2nd wife Margaret 1865-1932
... his daughter Mary Anne Freeman 1861-1865
... his daughter Janie Freeman 1864-1865
... possibly his son James Freeman 1865-1865 although not on database
photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

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Walter George BILLOWS - Carterton, Manawatu, Taranaki

Walter George BILLOWS (1867-1938)
was born in Nelson, a son of Michael BILLOWS (a mariner) & Mary Ann DEVENPORT
He originally trained as an Artist
He was later a photographer and lived in Carterton for a time in the 1890s
He had the 'Vandyke Photo Studios' in Dannevirke in 1899
He was the Hon Secretary of the Dannevirke Orchestral Society early 1900s
He was Club Captain of the Wanganui Tennis Club 1917 (at least)

Walter married on 7 August 1890 to:
Alice RICHARDS (1870-1951)

the known children of WALTER & ALICE
... 1
1890 - 1940 Frederick William Billows
- Frederick served as Lance Corporal 14564 with the NZEF, 14th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 June 1916, listing his mother Alice as next of kin, living at 15 Halswell St, Wanganui
- he married Gladys CORNICK (1897-1969) 28 Oct 1920
FREDERICK died 7 April 1940 aged 49 in Wellington
- he is buried Soldiers, Plot 25 YY at Karori

... 2
1892 - 1980 Reginald Arthur Billows
- Reginald served as Lance Corporal 14565 with the NZEF, 16th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 21 Aug 1916, listing his mother Alice as next of kin, living at 15 Halswell St, Wanganui
- Reginald married Elsie Clare OGILVIE (1896-1988) 12 Aug 1920
- they had a son
1922 - 2008 Maurice Reginald Billows who received an MBE, Civil Division, in the New Year Honours of 1981 for services to local and community affairs (Order of St John). Maurice died 13 May 2008 aged 86 in Invercargill and is buried at Green Point cemetery
ELSIE died 7 Nov 1988 aged 91. Her last address was given as C-170 Cann St, Bluff. She was buried in Timaru Cemetery. Yet to find where Reginald is buried

... 3
1894 - 1959 Lisle Stanley Billows
- Lisle served as Private 53469 with the NZEF, 27th Reinforcements F Company. He embarked from Wellington 12 June 1917, listing his mother Alice as next of kin, living at 15 Halswell St, Wanganui
- Lisle married Irene Dorothy ROSEWARNE (1903-1956) in 1925
IRENE died 28 Dec 1955 aged 53 & was cremated at Waikumete, Auckland

... 4
1900 - 1900 Walter George Billows
- Walter died aged 28 hours
- he is buried Grave 23, Block D at SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke with his 24 day old cousin, Gladys Mable Billows (daughter of his father's brother, Sydney Gordon BILLOWS and of Emma Leah SMITH)

... 5
1903 - 1903 Cecil Billows
- Cecil died aged 5 hours

... 6
1904 - Neryl Muriel Baxter Billows
- Neryl married Muarice Marwyn INGLLIS in 1929
(taken from BDM, real name possibly Maurice ? Inglis or Ingles)
- Neryl may have remarried to ? BOTTOMLEY

Walter George BILLOWS died 26 Dec 1938 at New Plymouth aged 71
Evening Post, 6 January 1939
... The death occurred on December 26 at the New Plymouth Hospital of Mr Walter George Billows, of Sackville Street, Fitzroy, at the age of 71 years. The late Mr Billows was born in Nelson, but spent a great deal of his life in Wanganui and Taranaki, where he carried on business as a photographer.
He was a son of the late Captain Michael Billows, who was well known in shipping circles. Mr Billows was a life member of the St. John's (Wanganui) and the Fitzroy (New Plymouth) Tennis Clubs, and was in former years a prominent participant in Taranaki and New Zealand tournaments. He continued to play tennis up to six months ago. He was also a keen golfer, and was the founder of the Sentry Hill Golf Club in New Plymouth. He also took a keen interest in music.
He is survived by his widow and three sons, Messrs:
F. W. Billows (Wellington), R. A. Billows (Timaru), and L. S. Billows (New Plymouth)
and one daughter
Mrs. N. M. Inglis (Wellington)
- he is buried Plot 1, Row 12, Lot 21 at Te Henui

* written 1897 and taken from NZETC
... Walter George BILLOWS, Photographer, High Street, Carterton. This business was established in 1895 by Messrs. Billows and Smith, and is now carried on by Mr. Billows solely. The studio is very conveniently situated for the public, being a few doors from the Bank of New Zealand. The operator, Mr. Shannon, has had considerable experience in his profession, having served ten years with Mrs. Herrmann, of Wellington, and the retoucher, Mr. Gaze, was for some years with Mr. C. H. Manning and Mr. Eden George, both of Christchurch. Every branch of photography is undertaken in the establishment, and the work turned out is considered first-class. Enlargements are a specialty with Mr. Billows.

HEADSTONE of Maurice Reginald Billows
at Green Point Cemetery
(grandson of Walter George Billows - see son 2, Richard Arthur above)
and of his wife Myrie Vay Billow who died in Bluff 1976 aged 52

Walter George GRIMMER + Francesca MAGERY - Dome Valley, Warkworth

Walter George GRIMMER (1853-1931) was born in New South Wales, Australia
he married in Papakura, Auckland on 2 Oct 1877 to:
Francesca MAGERY (1855-1905)

the children of WALTER & FRANCESCA:
... 1
1878 - 1950 Lily Mary Grimmer
- Lily married Joseph WEDDING (1880-1959) in 1908

... 2
1880 - 1938 Minnie Constance Grimmer
- Minnie married Oliver PARTRIDGE (1875-1940) in 1900
- they had 9 known children
* 1901 - `972 Ivy Constance Partridge
* 1903 - 1969 Raymond Oliver Partridge
* 1904 - 1968 Percy Edward Partridge
* 1906 - 1967 Eveleen Muriel Partridge
* 1909 - 1909 Arthur Partridge
* 1911 - 2001 Cyril Walter Partridge
* 1913 - 1982 Phyllis Myrtle Partridge
* 1915 - 1919 Pearl Francesca Partridge
* 1919 - 1971 Isabel Dorothy Partridge

... 3
1881 - 1965 Herbert James Grimmer
- Herbert married Caroline Rachel WOODCOCK (1882-1963) in 1908
- they had 4 known children
* 1909 - 2003 Emily Daisy Grimmer
* 1911 - 1993 Daphne Caroline Grimmer
* 1917 - 2013 Claudius Herbert 'Claude' Grimmer
* 1927 - 1943 Stephen Hercus Grimmer

... 4
1883 - 1939 Ernest Francis Grimmer
- Ernest married Kitty MANLEY (1890-1974) in 1911
- they had 2 known children
* 1912 - 1987 Ruth Francesca Grimmer
* 1917 - 1920 Irene Myrtle Grimmer

... 5
1884 - 1933 Eva Francesca Grimmer
- Eva married Harold Lewis WILSON (1878-1977) in 1910
- they had 5 known children
* 1912 - Eileen Eva Wilson
* 1914 - Harold Edgar Wilson
* 1915 - Maisie Rita Wilson
* 1917 - 1993 Geoffrey Lewis Wilson
* Ernest Wallis Wilson

... 6
1885 - 1920 Harold Grimmer
- Harold married Annie Ethel OLDFIELD in 1911
- they had 2 known children
* Olive Grimmer
* 1914 - 2002 Arthur Harold Grimmer

21 January 1920 Quite a gloom was spread over the whole district when it became known that Mr Harold Grimmer had passed away. He was taken ill on Sunday morning (11th January) and though everything was done that could be, it was of no avail, and he passed away on Thursday night. Harold was the third son of Mr Walter Grimmer, of Brookdale, Streamlands. He had spent all his life in Dome Valley. He was a citizen that we can ill spare. His industry is manifest by the appearance of his farm. He was kind-hearted and sociable and given to hospitality. He was beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His place will be hard to fill. Those who knew him best loved him best. His kindly face and hearty manner will be missed for a long time.
For several years he had been secretary of the local picnic committee, and was treasurer of the Church of Christ, to which he belonged. The funeral, which took place on Sunday in Warkworth, was largely attended, and would have been more so if the time of the ceremony had not been altered. Mr Page, evangelist, conducted the service, assisted by Mr Latimer. "Asleep in Jesus" and "Sleep on, beloved" were sung at the graveside. In the afternoon a memorial service was held, the meeting house being filled. Mr Latimer presided, and Mr Page gave a splendid address, basing his remarks on James 4;14 - "For what is your life, it is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little while and then vanisheth away". He spoke of the high esteem in which deceased was held; of his uprightness and geniality and of the blank his death would make in the district. He spoke of the uncertainty of life, and exhorted all to be ready and to make good use of the time given. Concluding with the well-known lines of Longfellow - "Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time"
To his wife and two little ones, his father, brothers and sisters we extend our warmest sympathy

... 7
1889 - 1970 Walter Raymond 'Ray' Grimmer
- Ray married Elsie Maud PRICTOR (1892-1978) in 1917
- they had 4 known children (see comments below)
* 1918 - 2002 Keith Raymond Grimmer
* 1919 - 2011 Leonard Vernon Grimmer
* 1921 - 1995 Rona May Grimmer
* Stanley Wilfred Grimmer

... 8
1890 - 1906 Daisy Muriel Grimmer
- Daisy died 22 February 1906 of pneumonia
24 February 1906 An inquest touching the death of a young girl named Daisy Muriel Grimmer, who died on Thursday night at the residence of her sister, Mrs Partidge, Woodside-road, Mount Eden, was held before the City Coroner (Mr T. Gresham) this morning. Sergeant Carrol represented the police. Evidence was given by Dr Bull to the effect that Miss Grimmer's death was due to bronchial pneumonia and the jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes

... 9
1891 - 1912 Grace Myrtle Grimmer
- Myrtle died aged 20
25 Sep 1912 A further affliction has befallen Mr W. Grimmer and his family through the death of his daughter Grace in her 21st year. Miss Grimmer caught a severe cold and as time passed serious symptoms developed. It was thought best to try the air of the Waikato, but all to no purpose. While Miss Grimmer was part of the way on the homeward journey the end came. The interment took place in the Anglican cemetery on the arrival of the steamer on Monday. Mr W. Latimer of Port Albert, conducted the service and urged on the mourners presend need of preparation for the journey all must take. By the desire of the one who had gone, the hymn "Anywhere with Jesus, I am not afraid" was sung

Francesca died 21 May 1905 aged 50
27 May 1905 It was with regret that the many friends of Mr Grimmer and family learned of the death of Mrs W. Grimmer of Dome Valley at Auckland on Sunday. Mrs Grimmer had been ailing for the past 20 years. The body was brought to Warkworth on Monday last per s.s. Kapanui and taken out to deceased's late residence. A funeral service was held in the Christian Meeting House, Dome Valley, on Tuesday and deceased laid at her last resting place, the Angilcan cemetery, at 3 p.m. Deceased, who was only 50 years of age, leaces Mr Grimmer, five daughters and four sons to mourn their loss. Mrs Grimmer was deeply respected by all who knew her and was a most enthusiastic church worker. She was one of the promoters of the building of the Christina meeting house at Dome Valley. In fact, through her labours the church was kept going for a number of years. Dome Valley has lost a loving worker that will be greatly missed for years to come. Mr Latimer conducted both services impressively

depicting a view of farm land and buildings. There are many wooden dwellings, trees, paddocks and hills in the background
photo taken by Tudor Washington Collins (1898-1970)

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Walter GIRLING & Hannah READMAN - Napier, New Zealand

Walter GIRLING (1852-1930) married Hannah READMAN (1860-1930) in 1887

they had 14 known children
- (born in Napier)

1888 - 1970 Walter George Girling
- Walter married Eliza Jane WILSON (1895-1992) in 1925

1889 - 1967 Ethel Sarah Girling

1890 - 1890 Edith Ellen Girling
- Edith died aged 10 months

1891 - 1891 Alice Maud Girling
- Alice died age 3 weeks

1892 - 1892 Annie Emily Girling
- Annie died aged 3months

1893 - 1893 James Leonard Girling
- James died aged 3 months

1894 - 1961 Ada May Girling
- Ada married Ernest Joseph ROBINSON in 1922

1895 - 1895 Albert Ernest Girling
- Albert died aged 10 weeks

1896 - 1964 Laura Eva Girling
- Laura married Clarence George Bland VINING (1896-1960) in 1920

1897 - 1898 Bertie Henry Girling
- Bertie died aged 6 months

1898 - 1899 Doris Hannah Girling
- Doris died aged 7 months

1899 - 1899 Arthur Herbert Girling
- Arthur died aged 2 months

1899 - 1899 Robert William Girling
- Robert died aged 2 months

1902 - 1965 Francis Roy Girling
- Francis married Doris Caroline PHILIP (1905-1972) in 1929

Walter Girling was the POundkeeper in Napier

thankyou to muny for Hannah's surname

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Walter GURDLER & Emma Alice HUBAND - Temuka

Walter GURDLER (1869-1943)
- was born in Uxbridge Middlesex to David GURDLER & Lydia HOLMES
- Walter married Emma Alice HUBAND (1877-1946) in 1899
- Emma was born 24 May 1877 in Timaru to Henry HUBAND & Eliza Ellen JONES

the known children of WALTER & EMMA:

... 1
1900 - 1985 Amy Alice Gurdler

- Amy married George Henry TOMLINS in 1926

... 2
1902 - 1975 Charles Frederick Gurdler

- Charles married Doras May BUTCHER in 1928

... 3
1904 - 1904 Annie Maud Gurdler

- Annie died aged 3 months at Arowhenua
- she is buried Plot 496, Row 165 at Temuka cemetery with brother Walter

... 4
1906 - ? Fanny Gurdler

- nothing known

... 5
1907 - ? Lydia Ellen Gurdler

- Lydia married John Richard STEVENS in 1932

... 6
1908 - 1988 Myrtle May Gurdler

- born on Christmas Eve
- Myrtle may not have married

... 7
1910 - 1994 Rose Jane Gurdler

- born 2 October in Christchurch
- Rose died 29 June 1994 aged 83
- she is buried Plot 192, Block SS3 at Bromlwy cemetery

... 8
1911 - ? Eliza Ann Gurdler

- nothing known

... 9
1912 - 1925 Walter James Gurdler

- Walter died aged 13 at Otekaieke (120km south of Timaru)

on 22 July 1914 Walter was in the Temuka Court and was fined 2s and costs in respect to the absence of each of his two children from school
* can you add further to this family?

Walter Gurdler died 18 April 1943 aged 74
- his last address was 5 Mackworth street, Christchurch
Emma Alice Gurdler died 28 May 1946 aged 69
- her last address was 5 Mackworth street, Christchurch
- they are buried together Plot 192SS, Block 3 at Bromley cemetery

Plot 496, Row 165 at Temuka
WALTER Gurdler & his sister ANNIE

Walter Henry FRANKS & Euphemia YOUNG - Carterton

born 2 Sep 1863 in Landsborough, Victoria, Australia
- son of Mitchell Michael FRANKS of Poland & Maria NEWTON on Spitalfields, London
died 16 Sep 1946 in Palmerston North, Manawatu

born about 1866 in Dundee,Scotland
died 19 May 1951 in Palmerston North

WALTER & EUPHEMIA married 14 Feb 1887 in Carterton
- Walter was a Blacksmith in Carterton for many years
- they also lived in Kaponga, Taranaki & Palmerston North

they had 14 known CHILDREN
- all born in Carterton

... 1
1887 - 1942 Robert Percy Franks
- Robert married May JENSEN (1884-1943) in 1911

... 2
1889 - ? Jane Henrietta Franks
- Jane married Arthur James MUNRO in 1911

... 3
1891 - 1964 Walter Henry Franks
- spouse not found

... 4
1894 - 1975 Euphemia Franks
- Euphemia married Albert James REDDING (1884-1958) in 1912

... 5
1896 - 1980 Maria 'May' Franks
- May married Stephen Robert SOLLEY in 1915

... 6
1897 - 1981 Mary Franks
- Mary married Jacob Randrup MOLLER in 1918
- had 8 children

... 7
1899 - 1937 Thomas Frederick Franks
- Thomas married Cora Elizabeth KEIG in 1921

... 8
1900 - 1979 William Andrew 'Bill' Franks
- spouse not found

... 9
1901 - ? David Franks
- nothing known

... 10
1904 - ? Nellie Divinia Franks
- nothing known

... 11
1905 - 1980 Emily Margaretta Franks
- Emily married Roy James CONNETT (1902-1956) in 1831

... 12
1907 - 1983 John Arthur 'Jack' Franks
- John married Margaret Taylor ? (1907-1976)

... 13
1908 - 1941 James Franks
- James served in WWII as Private 6909, NZ Infantry, 22nd Battalion
- he enlisted with his brother John
- he was Killed in Action in the Western Desert 27 Nov 1941
- he is buried at El Alamain, Egypt

... 14
1910 - ? Wilhelmina 'Minnie' Franks
- Minnie married Richard James RICHARDS (1897-1966)

WALTER & EUPHEMIA are buried together:
Plot 012 - Block 003 - Area B at Kelvin Grove cemetery

Walter Isaac NATHAN + Amelia JOSEPH - Wellington

was born 27 Nov 1845 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, the oldest of (at least) 9 children of Arthur Isaac NATHAN (1814-1863) & Caroline COHEN (1827-1881), originally of London. They returned to London when Arthur was about 5. He was schooled there and was trained to be a businessman (his parents remained & died in London). He came out to New Zealand in the 1880s, working first in Dunedin for a year then settled in Wellington. He was manager of Bannatyne & Co., merchants and shipping agents and was also president of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation from 1887 to 1889
* Walter's siblings who are known at this time to have also settled in NZ are: 'Arthur' Hyam Nathan (1847-1905, Auckland), Edward Lionel Nathan (1851-1903, Auckland), Sydney Jacob Nathan (1860-1917, Auckland)
* further research would, I'm sure, reveal a connection to the famous & oldest business in New Zealand, L. D. Nathan which was established in the 1840s by
David Nathan (1816-1886) for his son Laurence David Nathan (expanded to own supermarket chains Super Value & Woolworths & started Big Fresh, Price Chopper and Deka), and was sold in 1988, merging with Lion Breweries

Evening Post, 19 March 1877
... Notice is hereby given that the Partnerships hitherto existing between the undersigned Joseph JOSEPH (Walter's brother-in-law), Walter Isaac NATHAN and James GOLDSMITH, under the style of "Jacob Joseph & Co" has been this day dissolved, so far as concerns the said James Goldsmith, who retires therefrom. The business will be carried on as usual by Messrs Joseph JOSEPH and Walter Isaac NATHAN, under the same style as heretofore

Evening Post, 14 January 1878 JOSEPH & Co, v PETERS
... after Mr Travers had opened the case, Andrew Wylie, law Clerk, gave evidence as to the bill-of-sale; and Walter Isaac Nathan, one of the firm of Joseph & Co., was called to prove the monetary arrangements and the state of accounts between the plaintiffs and defendant ...

New Zealand Herald, 27 February 1906, During the absence of Mr Harold Beauchamp, who is visiting Europe, Mr Walter Isaac Nathan, has been provisionally appointed acting Consular Agent of France at Wellington

Evening Post, 24 January 1919 Mr Walter Isaac Nathan has been appointed Acting-Consul for Sweden at Wellington

AMELIA 'AMY' JOSEPH (1857-1920)
- was born in Wellington on 1 Nov 1857 to Jacob JOSEPH & Catherine 'Kate' NATHAN (a relative). Her known siblings were Rachel Joseph (1856-) and Joseph Joseph (1859-1928) NOTE an uncle, (mother's brother), was Joseph Edward Nathan

ISAAC & AMY married in New Zealand 10 February 1875
- they had 11 children:

... 1
1876 - 1953 Kate 'Ethel' Nathan

- born 16 January 1876, she was known as Ethel Nathan
Evening Post, 15 October 1913 leaving for Colombo
... Mrs Walter Nathan gave a tea party yesterday, when the many guests paid farewell to Miss Nathan, who leaves on Saturday for Colombo, and thence to England. The beautiful rooms were charming with flowers, very fine ranunculus being arranged on the tea-tables in the dining room, where refreshments were served by the daughters of the hostess. A guest, who, all unconscious, was an entirely successful addition to the party, was Mrs Hubert Nathan's little daughter, Joyce, who was in all the dainty bravery of muslin and lace. Mrs Nathan wore a beautiful frock of black ninon over white sating, with heavy fringes and delicate lace and embroideries. Miss Nathan was in a pretty deep sapphire-blue ninon with touches of white satin. The pleasant day enabled the guests to admire the gardens - where the double wall flower is in glorius bloom - and the exquisite views of hills and harbour
NOTE there was a Miss Kate Nathan who left on the same day on the Otway. She had been staying with Mrs Cohen in Palmerston North. This may have been the daughter (b.1879) of Louis Edward Nathan & Sarah Marks
Evening Post, 20 May 1915
... Miss Sybil Nathan (hon. secretary to the Military Hospital Guild) leaves on Friday for a short visit to Sydney. During her absence her secretarial duties will be undertaken by her sister Miss Ethel Nathan
- Ethel returned to England again in Feb 1923. She and her sister Alice accompanied their mother at a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in August 1924
Evening Post, 3 November 1925 Ethel's ENGAGEMENT
... The engagement is announced of Miss Ethel Nathan, eldest daughter of the Late Mr and Mrs Walter Nathan of Wellington, to Captain Mortimer Williams, son of the late Rev Evan Williams, rector of Farthinghoe, Northampton, England

... 2
1877 - 1877 Arthur Isaac Nathan

- born 1 April 1877
ARTHUR ISAAC NATHAN died 9 July 1877 aged 3 months
- he is buried Plot 9014, Jewish section at Bolton street, Wellington

... 3
1879 - 1943 Hubert Louis Nathan

- Hubert married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Leonora LOUISSON in 1909
Evening Post, 19 August 1908 Hubert's ENGAGEMENT
... The engagement has been announced of Miss Louisson, daughter of the Hon. Chas Louisson (Charles Melville Louisson), M.L.C., of Christchurch, to Mr Hubert Nathan, eldest son of Mr Walter Nathan of Wellington
Evening Post, 17 March 1909 Hubert's WEDDING
... To-day was the wedding of Miss Louisson and Mr Hubert Nathan in Christchurch. The ceremony took place at the Synagogue, and a large reception was held later at the residence of the bride's parents in Gloucester-street. The bride's exquisite frock of rich white satin had some beautiful lace draped on the bodice, and she wore a very handsome Honiton lace veil, lent by Mrs Walter Nathan, who wore it at her own wedding. The four bridesmaids, the Misses Gladys and Zaidee Nathan, Miss Fisher and Miss Adele Marks, wore white satin veiled in filet net and lace, and their hats were white. Their presents from the bridegroom were gold cable bracelets set with turquoises and pearls. The best man was Mr George Nathan, the groomsmen Dr Louisson, Mr Cecil Louisson and Mr George Tripe
- their known children:
1911 - 1991 Eric Charles Walter Nathan
1913 - 2006 Joyce Nathan (married Owen Johnston)
HUBERT LOUIS NATHAN died 8 February 1943 aged 63
ELIZABETH LEONORA NATHAN died 21 February 1950 aged 68
- they are buried Plots 40 & 41 C, Jewish section at Karori

... 4
1880 - Sybil Caroline Nathan

- born 24 August 1890
Dominion, 27 January 1915 Base Hospital, TRENTHAM
... Miss Sybil Nathan (hon. secretary of the Women's Citizens' Committee) wishes to acknowledge the equipment of a bed to patients and an outfit from Mrs Jacob Joseph, Miss Joseph, Mrs Fred Nathan, the Women's Political Reform League, ladies of the Lower Hutt (per Mrs Purdy), Wellington Senior Nursing Division (per Mrs Moorhouse), Mr Walter Nathan, Mrs J. P. Firth, Mrs George Winder and subscriptions from Mrs Luke and Mrs M. Myers, Mrs T. W. Young, Mrs H. A. McGregor, Miss Sybil Nathan, Miss H. M. Archibald, Mr & Mrs H. L. Nathan, Mrs Max Cohn, Miss Gladys Nathan and Miss Alice Nathan. Subscriptions may be sent to the hon. secretary, Miss Sybli Nathan, 96 Hobson street
SYBIL CAROLINE NATHAN died (as Nathan) 1979 aged 89

... 5
1882 - 1960 Gladys Josephine Nathan

- born 12 August 1882
Evening Post, 13 February 1929 VISITS her brother
... Miss Gladys Nathan, a Wellington visitor of Masterton, is the guest of Mrs Percy Nathan
Evening Post, 5 April 1932 off to SOUTHAMPTON
... The 'Tamaroa' which leaves Wellington at daybreak to-morrow for Southampton vie Panama, is taking the following cabin class passengers ... & Miss G. J. Nathan (Gladys returned 1 Oct 1932, as a First Class passenger, on the 'Remuera')
Evening Post, 16 August 1933 BROKEN BYLAW
... Gladys J. Nathan was fined 10s for passing a stationary tram
Evening Post, 8 September 1933 BROKEN BYLAW
... For parking a motor-vehicle more than 12in from the kerb cost Gladys Josephine Nathan 10s
Evening Post, 27 March 1936 off the SOUTHAMPTON
... The 'Akaroa' which is to leave Wellington at 3 p.m. tomorrow for Southampton and London via the Panama Canal, will take the following passengers:- ... & Miss G. J. Nathan
GLADYS JOSEPHINE NATHAN died (as Nathan) 25 February 1960 aged 77
- she was cremated at Karori

... 6
1883 - 1962 Percival 'Percy' Harold Nathan

- born 26 February 1883
New Zealand Herald, 12 July 1905 SHEEP FARMING
... Mr Percy Nathan, of Messrs Bannatyne and Co's Insurance department, Wellington, who is about to take up sheep-farming in the Poverty Bay district, has been presented with a handsome silver-mounted hunting crop by the company's staff
Free Lance, 15 August 1914 Percy's ENGAGEMENT in SYDNEY
... Sydney 'Bystander' announces the engagement of Miss Asher (Viola Esther), the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs R. B. Asher (Richard Benjamin, founding & senior member of 'Asher, Old & Jones, Solicitors), of Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, to Mr Percy Nathan, a son of Mr and Mrs Walter Nathan, of Wellington, New Zealand
NOTE Richard Benjamin was 1 of 10 children of Morris Asher (1818-1909), who for a time was in Wellington & Charlotte Sounds & of Rebecca LEVEY
Dominion, Volume 8, 26 June 1915 Percy's WEDDING
... NATHAN-ASHER - On 2nd June 1915, at the Great Synagogue, Sydney, New South Wales, by Rabbi Cohen, assisted by Rev Mr Enifeld, Percy Harold Nathan, of Eringa, Masterton, to Viola Esther, daughter of Mr and Mrs R. B. Asher, Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
Evening Post, 16 July 1915 back HOME
... Mr and Mrs Percy Nathan returned from Sydney this week, and are staying with Mrs W. Nathan, Hobson-street
- they were living in Masterton, Wairarapa after this date
Auckland Star, 26 June 1922 the INLAWS VISIT
... Mr and Mrs R. B. Asher of Sydney, are through passengers by the 'Niagara' for Vancouver. They were met this morning by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Percy Nathan of Wairarapa
- they had a son: (at least)
1925 - 2002 Richard Percy Nathan
- he married Pamela ? (Nathan is also buried in Masterton)
PERCY HAROLD NATHAN died in Masterton 23 July 1962 aged 79
VIOLA ESTHER NATHAN died in Masterton 6 October 1966 aged 84
- they are buried Jewish block, Plan IX Pioneer at Archer street cemetery

... 7
1884 - 1953 Sidney 'George' Nathan

- born 28 September 1884
Evening Post, 15 September 1903 his GRANDFATHER'S FUNERAL
... The funeral of the late Mr Jacob Joseph at Karori yesterday afternoon was largely attended, the procession including thirty-three carriages. The chief mourners were Mr Joseph Joseph, Mr Walter Nathan (son-in-law), and the latter's three sons, Messrs Robert (sic, Hubert), Percival and Stanley Nathan. and the pall-bearers were Messrs Harland, Desmond, Lunn, and Harrison, old employees of the late Mr Joseph. The Rev H. Van Staveren, Jewish Rabbi, conducted the burial service, and also offered prayers at the late residence of the deceased gentleman in the evening
Dominion, 27 August 1910 CITY COUNCIL
... a probable candidate is Mr George Nathan, son of Mr Walter Nathan
SYDNEY 'GEORGE' NATHAN died 22 July 1953 aged 69
- he was cremated at Karori, Wellington

... 8
1885 - 1967 Zaidee Violet Nathan

- born 7 November 1885
Evening Post, 3 November 1925
... Miss Nathan and Miss Zaidee Nathan are leaving for England early in the New Year. Miss Z. Nathan has been resident at Hamilton for some time and is intending to travel extensively for a time
- Zaidee married John Morrice HORTON (1892-1951) in 1930
Evening Post, 19 September 1930 Zaidee's WEDDING
... the reception was held at the Adelphi Cabaret, the hostesses, her sisters Gladys and Alice Nathan
Evening Post, 16 December 1930 in LONDON
... Mr and Mrs John Horton (nee Zaidee Nathan, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Walter Nathan of Wellington), arrived in England at the beginning of this month on a pleasure trip which will extend over several months and which will include a Continental tour. Mr Horton hopes, during his tour, to visit as amny as possible of the golf courses. Being a brother of Mr T. H. Horton, he is naturally very interested in the game

... 9
1888 - 1964 Stanley David Nathan

- born 16 January 1888
- Stanley served as Private 3/610 with the Medical Corp. On 15 August 1915 he embarked from Wellington on the Moeraki or Monowai with the Samoan Advance Pary and on 21 May 1915 on the Marama with the No 1 Stationary Hospital.
- he married Constance Minna DUNLOP (1899-1971) in 1926 & lived in Gisborne
- daughter of John Tennant DUNLOP (1864-1943) & Catherine 'Katie' Adeline Van der HYDE (1866-1925) of Tolaga Bay, buried in Gisborne
STANLEY DAVID NATHAN died 7 May 1964 aged 76
- burial not found
CONSTANCE MINNA NATHAN died 29 June 1971 aged 71
- she is buried Plot 184, Block 29 at Taruheru cemetery Gisborne

... 10
1890 - 1890 Xenia Elka Nathan

- born 1 April 1890
XENIA died 20 December aged 8 months
Evening Post, 22 December 1890 On the 20th December, at Lowry Bay, Xenia Elka, infant daughter of Walter I. Nathan, of Hobson-street, Wellington, aged 8 months and 19 days

... 11
1893 - 1981 Alice Mabel Nathan

- born 30 September 1893
Evening Post, 21 August 1925
... Miss Alice M. Nathan (Wellington) has left for New Zealand by the Tainui. The latter part of her stay in London was very much saddened by the unexpected death of her mother, Mrs Walter Nathan, writes "The Post's" London correspondent. It has been decided that Mrs Nathan's funeral shall take place in Wellington. The remains of the deceased lady have been sent out by the ss Kent
ALICE MABEL NATHAN died (as Nathan) 8 November 1981 aged 88
- she was cremated at Karori, Wellington

WALTER ISAAC NATHAN died 9 June 1922 in Wellington aged 76
- he is buried Plot 41 B, Jewish section at Karori

New Zealand Herald, 9 June 1922 DEATH of Walter Nathan
... The death has occurred of Mr Walter Nathan, director of Bannatyne and Co,m aged 76 years. He leaves a widow, four sons and five daughters. One daughter, Miss Sybil Nathan, is at present in England as a delegate to the Red Cross Convention

Evening Post, 8 June 1922 OBITUARY of WALTER NATHAN
... Widespread regret will be felt at the news of the death, which occurred at an early hour this morning, of Mr Walter Nathan, for many years prominent in the business world of the Dominion, and an old and much-respected citizen of Wellington. The late Mr Nathan was born in Tasmania in 1846, and at the age of five went to England with his parents. He was educated at the University College School, London, for a business career. He came out to New Zealand in the 'eighties and started business first in Dunedin. He was there for about twelve months, and then joined the firm of Messrs L. D. Nathan, of Auckland, where he remained for some seven years.
Coming to Wellington, he was for a time in the hardware trade. In 1894 he went into partnership with Mr Harold Beauchamp in the firm of W. M. Bannatyne and Co., and continued there until his death. He was always interested, but took no active part in local or national politics. For some years he was Consul in Wellington for Sweden. At one time he was a prominent member of the Wellington Bowling Club.
He married the eldest daughter of the late Mr Jacob Joseph, and leaves to mourn their bereavement a widow, four sons - Mr Hubert Nathan, director of Messrs Bannatyne and Co., Percy Nathan, who is farming in the Wairarapa, George Nathan, real estate agent and Stanley Nathan, sharebroker at Gisborne - and five daughters, of whom Miss Sybil Nathan is at present at Home as delegate to the Red Cross Convention.
The late Mr Nathan tokk a leading part in the social life of the Jewish community and was president of several institutions, including the Jewish. He had been ill only a few days before his death

AMELIA NATHAN died 1 July 1925 in London aged 67
- her ashes were returned to New Zealand on the ss Kent for burial and were interred 23 August 1925 Plot 50 B, Jewish section at Karori (see notes at child #11)

Evening Post, 2 July 1925 DEATH of AMELIA NATHAN
... On the 1st July 1925, at London (suddenly), Amelia, relict of the late Walter I. Nathan

Evening Post, 2 July 1925 OBITUARY of AMELIA NATHAN
... There are many people in the Dominion who will hear with great regret of the sudden death of Mrs Walter Nathan, of Wellington, the cabled news of which has been received from London, Mrs Nathan was the eldest daughter of the late Mr Jacob Joseph, a pioneer resident of Wellington and leaves a family of nine sons and daughters. Mrs Nathan was a most kindly, hospitable and philanthropic woman, and one of the chief workers for the Red Cross from the outset of the war. She was one of those who attended the first meeting called by Lady Godley and Lady (the Mrs) Luke, the Mayoress of Wellington, to make arrangements for Red Cross assistance in war time, and was a steady worker throughout the whole strenuous time.
Mrs Nathan was a continuous member of committee and vice-president of the Red Cross, following on to the peace-time committee, and full of kindness to those at the Red Cross Home, when they were situated at Trentham and afterwards at Hobson street.
The late Mrs Nathan was a member of the Sydney Street Soldiers' Club Committee, and a regular helper at the big evenings which were held there, and were such a feature of the lives of the trainees at Trentham.
Lady Luke pays a heartfelt tribute too to the general and continued kindness and generosity of Mrs Nathan, stating that she was always ready not only to give monetary assistance to those in distress but to give personal sympathy and effort, and Lady Luke adds a personal regret that another of the band of splendid workers who spent about eight years together at the Town Hall at Wellington has passed on, leaving a place that will be very difficult to fill. Much sympathy will be felt for the family of Mrs Nathan in their sudden bereavement.

Plot 50 B at Karori
Amelia Nathan (& others)

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Walter Maldon HARE & Frances Jane CLAPP - London, Ballarat, Wellington

if you can add to or amend this journal please leave a comment below

- married
- in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in 1861-1863 (see his TIMELINE below)

the children of Walter Maldon HARE & Frances Jane CLAPP:
(not yet known if any children were born in Australia prior to these)

1/ ... 1864-1947 - WALTER ROBERT HARE

- born in New Zealand

- Walter married Amelia Ann SMITH in 1890

the known children of Walter Robert HARE & Amelia Ann SMITH:

1891 - 1973 Gordon Claude Hare
- in March 1909 (aged about 18), Gordon was assaulted on Island Bay Beach by Henry Joseph Clements who was convicted and ordered to pay 20s, in default 7 days imprisonment
- Gordon married Hilda Eliza MILLINGTON (1899-1959) in 1916
- Hilda was the 3rd of 6 children of Wilson & Eliza MILLINGTON
- Gordon & Hilda had a son in 1918, (may have had others) Gordon Claude Hare who died aged 1 day
- in 1928 they were living in Buckley road, Island Bay, Wellington when their house (owner/occupier) was destroyed by fire. The house next door belonged to Frederick John LLOYD and was able to be saved

1894 - 1966 Albert Edward Hare
- Albert married Letitia GIBSON (1895-1983) in 1915
- Letitia was the base born daughter of Letitia Catherine Gibson who was the 3rd of 7 children of Peter GIBSON & Sarah BALL
- Albert served in WWI as Private 51595 with the NZEF, 28th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section, leaving from Wellington on the HMNZT 89, Waitemata 14 July 1917. His Next Of Kin was his wife Letitia c/o Mrs Linklater, 43 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Wellington
- Albert took Thomas Patrick Lyons to court (and won) in 1923 claiming 35 15s. Thomas was a Cab Proprietor in Wellington.
- in 1933 Albert & Letitia lived at 3 Trent St, Island Bay, Wellington
- Letitia was buried in PLOT 1018, BLOCK 1 at CLareville cemetery Carterton

1895 - 1964 Adeline Dorothy Hare
- Adeline married Clarence John EVANS (1893-1961) in 1914
- Clarence was a son of Arthur & Janet EVANS

1897 - 1898 Gilbert Hammond Hare
- Gilbert died aged 4 months

1898 - ? Katie Myrle/Myrtle Hammond Hare
- nothing known

1900 - 1955 Gilbert Norman Hare
- Gilbert married Ivy Marguerite BLACKBEE (1898-1973) in 1924
- Ivy was a daughter of Charles Arthur BLACKBEE & Annie WATSON

1902 - 1972 Rita Pearl Hare
- Rita married Stanley Roy CARTHEW (1898-1987) in 1925

1904 - ? Frances Amelia Hare
- Frances married Lewis Frank POPE (1901-?) in 1924
- Lewis was 1 of 2 children of Frank POPE (1871-1902) & Lillian Emma THOMAS (the other child was a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jane Pope (1900-1976) who married William James RALSTON (1885-1965) in 1920). Their father, Frank Pope, (son of George Pope), died in Havelock South, Marlborough, from enteric at the age of 31. Their mother, Lillian Emma (1882-1963), remarried in 1906 to Alfred Thomas HARRIS (1876-1932) and they had Eric George Pope Harris (1908-1951)

1907 - ? Doreen Elizabeth Hare
- nothing known

1908 - 1982 George Reginald Maldon Hare
- nothing known

Walter Robert Hare was granted a decree nisi in Nov 1938 claiming Amelia's desertion
From the EVENING POST - 5 June 1944
DEATH - HARE, On June 4, 1944, at Wellington, Selina, dearly-beloved wife of Walter Robert Hare, of 48 Onepu Rd., Lyall Bay; aged 76 years (unknown at this time if she was Walter's 2nd wife)


2/ ... 1866 - 1895 - HENRY ALBERT WATSON HARE

From the WEST COAST TIMES - 13 August 1866
BIRTH - HARE, On the 22nd ultimo, at her residence, Caxton Villa, Mrs Walter Hare, of a son. Both doing well
MARRIAGE - On the 25th August 1886, Henry Albert Watson, second son of Walter M. Hare, to Martha Christina, second daughter of C. A. KNIGGE, Esq., both of Wellington.
Auckland, Dunedin, and Christchurch papers please copy.
- they had a son, Henry Louis Percival Hare in 1887 who married Margherita McALLEY in NZ in 1911

- Henry Albert Watson Hare died 2 April 1895 aged 28
... the death is announced of Mr Henry Hare, landlord of the Wellington Hotel, Molesworth Street, Wellington, who died about 2 o'clock this morning of typhoid fever

... Martha remarried on 21 March 1896 to Archibald MERLET (1866-1899) at St John's Presbyterian Church, Willis St, Wellington and they moved to Epsom, Bendigo, Victoria the following year.
Archibald was born in Bendigo, a son of Augustus Francis Merlet & Christina McIntosh/MacIntosh
Christina was born in Wellington, a daughter of Carl August Knigge & Kate McIntosh/MacIntosh
DEATH, November 1899 - Mr. Archibald Merlet (eldest son of Mr. Augustus Francis Merlet and brother-in-law of Mr. E. FOCKE, German Consul here) died suddenly on the 10th instant. The deceased was at one time a prominent figure in athletic circles in Wellington. He was one of the founders of the Poneke Football Club, and was also a cricketer. For some years he was in the employ of Messrs. J. E. Nathan and Co. and Castendyke and Focke, and afterwards he was license of the Clyde-quay Hotel. About two years ago he went to Victoria, and at the time of his death he was on the staff of the Bendigo Pottery Co. The cause of death was syncope. Deceased, who was only 33 years of age, was married to a daughter of Mr. Chas. Knigge, of Wellington


3/ ... 1869 - ? - MARY JOSEPHINE HARE

26 March 1869 From the WEST COAST TIMES
BIRTH - At her residence, Racecourse Villa, the wife of Mr Walter Hare of a daughter
- Mary (finally) married Herbert EDMONDS (1869-1894) on Friday 30 March 1894 after the scheduled wedding ceremony, 3 days earlier, on Tuesday 28 March was interrupted by Mary Josephine refusing to accept Herbert as bridegroom
MARRIAGE - EDMONDS-HARE, On the 30th March 1894, at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev W. Waters, M.A., Herbert, eldest son of Wm. Edmonds, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealnad, formerly of Oxford, England, to Mary Josephine, eldest daughter of W. Hare, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealand. English, American and Australian papers please copy
- Herbert suicided 4 weeks later, on 27 April 1894 aged 25. He was a Schoolmaster at Pirinoa, Lake Ferry, Wairarapa. He is buried PLOT 2F, SECTION CH ENG at Karori

... the glorified version of THE PIRINOA TRAGEDY

- a remarriage of Mary Josephine not yet found


4/ ... 1872 - 1890 - WILLIAM THOMAS MALDON "Willie" HARE

- William died aged 17 on 10 April 1890
- he was buried in PLOT 3602 with his parents & brother Albert Hare in Bolton St cemetery, Wellington. Reinstated Monument after Disinterment for Motorway


5/ ... 1875 - ? - ADELINE HARRIET HARE

BIRTH - FROM the WEST COAST TIMES - HARE, On August 9th 1875, at her residence, Hall-street, Mrs Walter Hare, of a daughter
- in 1904 Adeline was a bridesmaid for her sister (see Lydia below)
MARRIAGE - Adeline married Herbert John JILLETT in 1911
- Herbert was a farmer in Porirua & Ohau, Wellington. A son of William JILLETT (1856-1903) & Mary Jane WHITEHOUSE (1842-1916) of Ohau & Titahi Bay
Herbert & his mother
... From the EVENING POST 31 August 1904 The Chief Justice was occupied this morning with a case stated between, on the one hand, Mary Jane Jillett, of Porirua, widow, and Herbert John Jillett, of Ohau, Farmer (executors of the will of the late William Jillett, of Porirua, sheepfarmer), and, on the other side, the Commissioner of Stamps. Testator was a half-caste, and his children are by a white woman, his wife; part of his estate in native land. The difficulty arose in deciding whether the beneficiaries are native or European; on their status and that of the land hinges the question of what duty is payable. The sum of 241 had already been paid on the whole estate, including the native land, under the Deceased Persons' Estates Duties Act 1881; the Commissioner claimed a further 10 per cent, on the value of the native land, under section 17 of the Stamp Duty Amendment Act 1885. The question for the Court was whether duty was payable under the last-mentioned Act. Mr. Beere, for the executors, contended that the devise under the will was not a 'devise in fee' under the section, and he made the further submission that where the language of the statute was doubtful, it should be liberally construed in favour of the subject as compared with the Crown. He detailed the several Acts dealing with stamp duty and deceased persons' estates, and showed that under one of them a child of deceased would be a native, under another a European, and so on. Mr. Myers, for the Commissioner, replied on the points of law. The Court reserved judgment.

... From the Hawera & Normanby Star 16 September 1904
Judgment was given by his Honor the Chief Justice on Wednesday morning in the appeal Mary Jane Jillett and Herbert John Jillett v. the Commissioner of Stamps. Plaintiffs are the wife (European) and son of the late Wm. Jillett (half-caste), and under deceased's will are trustees to convert his land and divide the proceeds among deceased's wife and children, as provided in the will. Section 17 of the Stamp Act, 1882, Amendment Act, 1885, provided that an additional duty of 10 per cent be levied on every 'conveyance on sale or devise in fee' of native land, "whereby the right to such land shall first vest in a person other than a native." His Honor said that deceased, being a half-caste, was a "native" under the Act mentioned, and that there is a "devise in fee" to persons (the trustees) who are not "natives" under the Act, but that it is not a "devise in fee whereby the right to the land vests" in the said trustees. The "right" to the land did not vest in the trustees. They could not have given a title to a purchaser without obtaining probate of the will from the Native Land Court. The transaction therefore did not come within the terms of the section. The appeal must be allowed with 10 10s costs. In the course of his judgment, his Honor remarked that the Court is concerned only with the interpretation of the statute, not with the possible harshness of a provision that if a native leaves his property to his children, and the mother is a European, the children have to pay, in addition to the ordinary duties payable by Europeans, a 10 per cent, duty beyond.


6/ ... 1882 - ? - LYDIA ELOISE HARE

- Lydia married William George SOMERVILLE in 1903
At St Peter's Church, Wellington, on Wednesday afternoon last week, Mr W. G. Somervile, solicitor, was married to Miss Lydia Eloise Hare. The bride, who was given away by her father Mr. W. M. Hare, was attired in a lovely gown of white duchesse satin, with an overdress of chiffon and lace and a gull court train. She also had a wreath of orange blossoms and a veil, and carried a lovely white shower houquet.
The bride was attended by four bridesmaids, namely Miss Adeline Hare (sister of the bride), who was dressed in white silk, and wore a Victorian bonnet trimmed with white chiffon and pink roses, and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses; Mrs Dorothy Hare and Maud Somerville (nieces of the bride and bridegroom), who were both dressed in white silk and Victorian bonnets; and Miss Phyllis Howard (niece of the bride), who had on a lovely Empire dress of white silk and chiffon, and a Victorian bonnet of similar material. The three latter bridesmaids were little dots, from three to ten years of age, and carried shepherds crooks,
The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a diamond and opal ring and a gold necklace with a pendant of pearls, and the bridesmaids were each presented with gold chain necklaces with heart pendants.
The Rev. G. P. Davys conducted the ceremony, and Mr. H. H. Seed acted as best man, and Mr. F. C. Edwards as groomsman. The bride's going-away dress was of turquoise blue voile, trimmed with lace insertion, with a black picture hat to match.
The honeymoon is to be spent in Christchurch.
A large number of relatives and friends were present and the married couple were the recipients of many presents, including one from the principas and staff of Messrs. Morison and Loughnan in whose office Mr. Somerville had been for many years.
The bride's gown was designed and made by Miss Watson, of the staff of Kirkcaldie and Stains

- the only 2 known children at this time of William & Lydia Somerville:

4 Nov 1904 - 2000 Maisy/Maisie Frances Maera Somerville
- she married Oliver Gordon VIAL (21 Sep 1904-1981) in 1931

1910 - unnamed child (possible born still?)


7/ ... 1883 - 1976 - ETHEL MAUD HARE

- born 1st January 1883
- Ethel married Charles William HOWARD on 6 March 1900
MARRIAGE - HOWARD-HARE, On the 6th March, at St Marks, Church, by the Rev. R. Coffey, Charles William, eldest son of Charles Howard, of Wellington, to Ethel Maud, third daughter of Walter M. Hare, of Wellington

- the known children of Ethel Maud HARE & Charles William HOWARD:

1900 - Ethel Phyllis Victoria Howard
- Ethel married James Patrick DAVEY (1901-) in 1927
- a son of Jeremiah Patrick DAVEY & Elizabeth Mary MOORE

1904 - 2001 - Iris Marjory Vera Howard
- Iris married Stanley Bernard KEENE (1901-) in 1927
- Stanley was born in Wellington (possibly Newtown), 1 of at least 9 sons & 2 daughters of Richard KEENE & Emily Susan WILLIAMS of Island Bay, Wellington (see their list of children below)

1908 - 1988 - Colin Ian Grant Howard

the known children of Richard & Emily Keene:
1890 - 1891 James Keene
- James died aged 1 week
1892 - 1968 William Leonard Keene
- married Marion Elizabeth MILLAR (1895-1991) in 1922
1893 - 1943 Randall Richard Keene
- married Ina Mavis BRADLEY (1898-1969) in 1924
1894 - 1981 Clarence Edgar Keene
- married Constance Vida Louisa DRURY (1894-1942) in 1919
1897 - 1975 Gordon Lewis Keene
- married Gladys Myra HANSEN in 1921
1898 - 1898 Arthur Eric Keene
- Arthur died aged 7 weeks
1899 - 1984 Arthur Herbert Keene
- married Doreen Margaret BOLTON (1897-?) in 1920
- married Florence Mary GIBBS (1903-1996) in 1920
1901 - 1982 Stanley Bernard Keene
- married Iris HOWARD (1904-2001 above)
1903 - 1995 Frank Clifford Keene
- married Phyllis Evelyn MORRISON (1906-1967) in 1928
1905 - 1905 Jean Naomi Keene
- Jean died aged 2 days
1910 - 1910 Royal Keene
- Royal died aged 9 days



- Ernest married Jane EARLE (1891-1913) in 1909
- they had 1 child on 9 January 1911, Sidney Leslie Malcolm Hare (he died in 1999)
- Jane was killed aged 22 when their primus stove burst
- Sidney was put in the custody of Ernest's mother Frances (who, at sme stage, also brought up 1 of the children of his 2nd marriage)

- Ernest next married Laurestina ROBERTSON in 1915
- they had 5 chldren, the 5th child being the cause of the paternity suit at the link below
- when Ernest divorced Laurestina he gave her some of their furniture and 120, it being arranged that Victor Clapp, on marrying Laurestina, would take over the future liability of ALL the children. However, 2 of his children were with his mother and at least 1 (possibly more) was in a Government Institution in Nelson

... Laurestina next married Victor Maldon CLAPP in 1925 and this triangle of Ernest Gilbert HARE + Laurestina + Victor Maldon CLAPP has been one of my most challenging and intriuging research to date - remembering that Ernest's mother was a CLAPP & his father had the middle name MALDON (where is the connection ???) ... research continuing
VICTOR MALDON CLAPP was born in Ballarat, Victoria (as was Ernest's mother) on 20 Nov 1897, a son of ALbert Edward CLAPP & Margaret Ann HOPE. He died 8 August 1972. He is buried in Drouin Cemetery. His (at least 2nd) wife, Louisa RENDELL (born in Warragul, Victoria) died 25 July 1966 aged 77. She is also buried at Drouin cemetery. Her headstone reads:
In loving memory of
died 25 July 1968 age 77
beloved wife of
loving mother of

... Laurestina & Victor applied for a divorce in Oct 1926 for non-consummation of marriage.
In 1927 they were living at 199 Melbourne road, Island Bay, Wellington
THEN in Nov 1929 a decree nisi, to be moved absolute after 3 months, was granted to Laurestina Clapp in an undefended case in the Wellington Supreme Court, claiming Victor's desertion

- Ernest next married Doreen Monica FAHEY (1900-1988) in 1925

From TWO HUSBANDS WITH A SINGLE THOUGHT - Extraorindary Revelations of Matrimonial Muddle by Man Who Made Three Eventful Trips To Altar
... a most extraordinary position has arisen in connection with a child, and while Hare is clapping the paternity on to Clapp, the latter claims that Hare is the father and Hare refuses to be chased out of the camp. Sergeant Lander, who appeared for the Education Department against Ernest Gilbert Hare, respecting the maintenance of two children, and against Victor Maldon Clapp in respect to the maintenance of one child, the destinies of these two men having been thrown together through the marriage by one of the other's divorced wife. Really the pivot of the case was whether a child born to Mrs. Clapp two months after the marriage was Clapp's or Hare's.



4 February 1868 From the WEST COAST TIMES
THE POLL LIST - Walter M. Hare, Voter Registor No. 50, voted for SHAW (others who stood for election were, BONER & PROSSER)

26 January 1869 From the WEST COAST TIMES
NOTICES OF MOTION ... Adjourned debate on line of road to the Greenstone
Mr SALE moved - "That a select committee, consisting of the Chairman, Mr Bonar, Mr Harrison, Mr Lahman, and the mover, be appointed to take into consideration the petitions of Walter Maldon Hare and others, of James Marshall, and of Evan Prosser and others; and the letter of David Walderson, relating to the occupation of certain reserves in the neighbourhood of Hokitika, such committee to report in one week"

23 February 1969 From the WEST COAST TIMES
NOTICE - Mr WALTER HARE is authorised to receive money and advertisements on account of the WEST COAST TIMES AND OBSERVER newspaper - J.P. KLEIN. JOHN E JONES, Manager

13 April 1894 From the EVENING POST
MARRIAGE - CLAPP-PAYNE, On the 11th April, at the residence of Mr Walter Hare, Oriental Bay (uncle of the bridegroom) (?), by the Rev J. K. Elliott, Walter Henry Clapp, of Victoria, Australia, to Edith Emily, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Payne, of the Wairarapa.
- Wairarapa and Australian papers please copy
... A wedding took place at the residence of Mr. Walter Hare, Oriental Bay, on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Mr. Walter Henry Clapp, of Victoria, and Muss Edith Emily Payne, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Payne, of the Wairarapa, who has for the past 17 years been in the employ of the New Zealand Railway Department. The happy couple leave for Victoria tomorrow (they later settled in Paekakariki)
... a note about Henry Payne: Henry's wife Emily (nee ?) died on 19 Dec 1915 aged 70 by drowning in a watercourse at Masterton. She had been under treatment for dizziness and it was presumed she had fallen in during a dizzy spell. Nine months later, Henry remarried (at the age of 76, to Lizzie Taylor Walton (1869-1931), a spiritualist aged 47)

3rd November 1906, DEATH - HARE, at the Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, after a long illness, Walter Maldon Hare, beloved husband of Frances J. Hare; aged 64 years; deeply mourned.
- West Coast and Victorian papers please copy
... There are many old Wellngton Navals as well as other friends, who will learn with regret, of the death of Mr Walter Maldon Hare, which occurred this morning after an illness, extending over some twelve months. The late Mr. Hare was born in London sixty-four years ago, and voyaged to Victoria in 1861, in which year he was married at Ballarat. In his capacity as printer and paper-ruler he joined the staff of Messrs. Shaw and Harnett, Invercargill, and on their behalf printed the first West Coast paper - the West Coast Times - at Hokitika, about thirty-six years ago. For over thirty years past, until a few months ago - when ill health compelled his retirement - the deceased gentleman was in the Government Printing Office, and for twenty-three years he was an active member of the Wellington Navals. His kind-heartedness won him many friends, and he was always prominently identified with the initation of funds by means of concerts and so on for the relief of persons in distressed circumstances. The late Mr. Hare leaves a widow and six children

10 November 1906 PERSONAL
The late Mr Walter M. Hare, of the Government Printing office, received a military funeral. He belonged to the Wellington Navals

3 November 1908 From the EVENING POST
HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906
Sleep on, dear father, thy work is o'er,
Thy willing hands shall toil no more;
On earth there's strife, in heaven there's rest,
We miss you most who loved you best
- Inserted by his loving daughter Lydia

HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November, 1906
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own

The midnight stars are gleaming
Upon a silent grave;
Sleeping, without dreaming,
Lies the one we could not save
- Inserted by his loving wife

- (a Court Case concerning Francis Jane, her son Ernest Gilbert Kimberley Hare and her son-in-law William George Somerville who had married her daughter Lydia)
... Sitting in civil jurisdiction, Mr. W. R. Haselden, S.M., gave reserved judgment at the Magistrate's Court to-day in the civil action brought by Cyril William Tanner, solicitor, and registered money-lender, of Wellington, against Francis Jane Hare and Ernest Gilbert Kimberley Hare, a claim for 100 as balance of principal money alleged to be due by defendants to plaintiff under the provision of a mortgage executed by defendants in favour of Tanner. Defendants counter-claimed 100 damages and costs of the action
The Magistrate, in the course of a lengthy judgment, said that the bare facts of the case were as follows:- William George Somerville (a speculating solicitor in embarrased financial position, a son-in-law of Mrs. Frances Hare, not joined as a defendant, and now bankrupt), had borrowed money from Tanner, and was in arrears with both principal and interest, he was the third mortgagee of a property at Kelburne, over which Tanner held a second mortgage. Somerville had sub-mortgaged his third mortgage to a Mrs. Butler. Tanner sold the property through the Registrar, and bought it for less than was owing to him, thus rendering Somerville's third mortgage valueless, and, of couse, depriving Somerville's mortgagee, Mrs Butler, of her security. Tanner and Somerville arranged that Mrs Hare and her son, who together held a mortgage of 1200 over some land at Island Bay, should join with Somerville in purchasing the Kelburne property ... read the case here

2 November 1910 - IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906. Four sad years have passed away.
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own

Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
Earth's weary pain and sufferings are past,
Jesus has taken him home to His breast,
Sleeping so peacefully ever at rest
- Inserted by his loving wife

HARE - In loving memory of my dear father, W. M. Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November, 1906
- Inserted by his loving daughter Lydia

3 November 1916 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Hare, who passed away ten years ago to-day
Your memory is as dear to-day
As in the hour you passed away;
Forget you? no, I never will,
I loved you then, I love you still
- Inserted by his loving wife

2 November 1918 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who passed away on the 3rd November 1906
A few more years shall roll,
A few more seasons come,
And we shall be with those that rest
Asleep within the tomb

Days of sadness still come o'er us,
Secret tears they often flow,
Longing for may dearest husband,
Who passed away twelve years ago
- Inserted by his loving wife

3 November 1926 IN MEMORIAM
HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906
Though death divides,
Fond memory clings
- Inserted by his loving wife, Frances Hare

On the 20 August 1900, a Walter Malden/Maldon Hare died aged 81 at Wyndham-St, Central Auckland, beloved husband of Harriet. No flowers. Private interment.
(Walter was a Stationer in Auckland. He was buried PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION A Row 3, Plot 22 at Waikumete) - not yet known if he was related to the above family

PHOTO: Hare family, Plot 3602 at Bolton St cemetery Wellington.
Grave of Walter Maldon Hare, his wife Frances Jane & sons William Thomas Maldon & Henry Albert Watson Hare
It was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter, prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway. After their removal, the gravestones were stored first in a vacant lot in Sydney Street and later removed to Karori cemetery
... taken from the National Library of New Zealand

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Walter PATTERSON & Alice Jane STANFORD - Lumsden, New Zealand

- was born 13th April 1857 in Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
- a son of James PATTERSON (1824-1872) & Isabella CAMPBELL (?-1931)

the known children of JAMES & ISABELLA PATTERSON
... born in Scotland and on the passenger list of the Helenslee arriving Bluff 25 Sep 1863:
1848 - 1915 Mary Ann Christina Patterson
- spouse unknown at this time
23 March 1855 - ? John Patterson
- John married Mary Ann CLARK in 1874 (had at least 8 children)
13 April 1857 - 1919 Walter Patterson (subject of this journal)
- married Alice Jane Stanford (see below)

2 Feb 1863 - 1884 William Patterson
- William married Mary Christina HALL in 1884 (had 11 children)
... born in New Zealand:
1864 - ? Isabella Patterson
- Isabella married Archibald SMITH in 1880

- married
(1863-1937) in Winton in 1880
- Alice was born in Invercargill, New Zealand
- a daughter of Samuel STANFORD (1831-1904) & Mary Ann SCRIVERS (1832-1871)


... 1
19th July 1880 - Mary Ann Patterson
- married David WALE in Lumsden
13th August 1952 Mary Ann died in Lower Hutt aged 71
- their 3 known children:
1906 - 1993 Phillis Fretta Stanford Wale
- married Garnet TRAIL (1907-1967) in 1929
- he was a son of: Kenneth Hutchison Trail & Alice Ann Crapper
1907 - Alice Anna Fretta Wale
1909 - 1988 David Walter Wale

... 2
16th March 1884 Walter Samuel Patterson
- born in Lumsden
16th March 1884 Walter died aged 6 hours in Lumsden
- he is buried in Plot 14 Class B Block II at the Lumsden cemetery in an unmarked grave with sister Olive Sarah who died aged 9 in 1911

... 3
10 Jan 1885 James Patterson
- James died aged 4 hours

... 4
25th December 1886 Charlotte Maud Patterson
- born in Lumsden on Christmas Day
3rd April 1907 married William John SAPWELL (1883-1953) in Invercargill
- he was a son of Thomas Ekins Sapwell & Agnes Donaldson
5th April 1961 Charlotte died aged 75 in Auckland

... 5
3rd May 1888 Walter Samuel Patterson
- born in Lumsden
2nd November 1888 Walter died aged 6 months in Lumsden

... 6
14th January 1890 Ethel Stanford Patterson
- born in Lumsden
1911 married William ROSS
1929 Ethel died aged 39

... 7
1st April 1892 Alice Elizabeth Patterson
- born in Lumsden
1912 married Errol Lillie BROOKES (1889-1918)
23rd December 1947 Alice died aged 57 in Dunedin
- she had been living at 100 Bay View Rd, Dunedin and is buried in Block 178. Plot 39 at Anndersons Bay cemetery. She is buried with Colleen Bloxham (perhaps a granddaughter) who died in Queen Mary Hospital 25th June 1950 aged 30 minutes. Do not know where husband Errol is

... 8
28th May 1894 George Stanford Patterson
- born in Lumsden
16th September 1894 George died aged 15 weeks in Lumsden
- buried in Plot 18 Class B Block V in an unmarked grave at Lumsden cemetery with siblings Walter Samuel (1884) & Olive (1911)

... 9
11th June 1895 Emily Ruth Patterson
- born in Lumsden
1916 married John Robert GIBSON (1892-1972) in Lumsden
29th October 1943 Emily died aged 48 in Brydone St, Edendale Southland

... 10
13th October 1897 Arthur Stanford Patterson
6th May 1921 married Elizabeth Anne SOPER in Invercargill
- Elizabeth was a daughter of Ernest Soper & Ann Fletcher
7th August 1974 Arthur died aged 76 in Invercargill

... 11
28-1-1900 Frances Gertrude "Gerty" Patterson
- born in Lumsden
20th April 1920 married Robert Hutton BLOXHAM in Lumsden
16th January 1977 Frances died aged 12 days from 77

... 12
18th November 1902 Olive Sarah Patterson
- born in Lumsden
6th November 1911 Olive died aged 12 days from 9
- buried with stillborn sibling Walter Samuel (1884) in an unmarked grave, Plot 14 Class B Block II at the Lumsden cemetery

... 13
23rd March 1904 Raymond Stanford Patterson
- born in Lumsden
1938 married Catherine Ellen Jean WALKER in Lumsden
9th May 1961 Raymond died aged 57 in Gore
- he is buried in Plot 89 Block 2 of the Mataura cemetery. Catherine died 32 years later in 1993 and is buried beside him

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1st June 1905 Walter David Patterson
- born in Lumsden
- Walter served in in the war, Serial Number 15945 as a Corporal with the NZ Infantry 2nd NZEF
28th December 1940 he married Georgina Mary JOHNSON in Lumsden
- he worked as a Grader Driver
7th September 1956 Walter died aged 51 in Invercargill
- he is buried with Wife Georgina in Plot 36 Class A Block VII of the Lumsden Cemetery.
HEADSTONE reads: In memory of Walter David PATTERSON died 7 Sep 1956 age 51 years. Georgina Mary PATTERSON died 24 Sep 1992 age 78 years. She had been living in Lorne Southland

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14-10-1907 George Samuel Stanford Patterson
- born in Lumsden
- married Irene Mary RAMSAY (1908-1967)
22nd February 1977 George died aged 69 in Mataura
- buried Plot 64 - Block 4 with wife Irene
- HEADSTONE reads: PATTERSON In loving memory of IRENE MARY born 1908 died 1967. And her husband GEORGE SAMUEL STANFORD born 1907 died 1977 "Peace"

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1909 - Leslie Patterson
- he was a patient at Tokanui Hospital
21st May 1936 Leslie died aged 26 and is buried with his parents Walter & Alice and also Stanford Ernest Patterson aged 1
- his burial records have him as 23 which is incorrect

In April 1897 Walter was on the Lumsden School Committee

WALTER and ALICE are buried in Plot 4 Class A Block I of the Lumsden cemetery
- HEADSTONE reads: Walter PATTERSON died 29 Jun 1919 age 62 years also his wife Alice Jane PATTERSON died 27 Aug 1937 age 73 years and Leslie PATTERSON died 21 May 1936 age 23 years. Cemetery records: Stanford Ernest PATTERSON buried Dec 1922 (aged 1)