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William Anderson STOUT + Louisa Helen STRACHAN, Dunedin

William Anderson STOUT was born 27 February 1863 in Stouts Court, Lenwrick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
1 of 2 sons of Thomas STOUT (1806-1879) & Martha ANDERSON who married 8 May 1862, Lerwick, Shetland Isles
- Thomas had previously been married to Margaret SMITH (1810-1858) & they had 4 children who also emigrated to New Zealand:
1844 - 1930 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of NZ - see notes at end
- Robert married Anna Paterson Logan in 1876 & had 7 children
1846 - ? Jessie Smith Stout
- Jessie married John MacGregor in 1878, had Thomas Stout MacGreogr in 1879
1849 - 1912 George Smith Stout
- George didn't marry
1852 - 1924 Thomas Stout
- Thomas married Sarah Ann Kirkwood in 1884 & had 7 children

THOMAS STOUT died in 1879 and his wife Martha moved to NZ 1880-1882 with son, (William's brother), John Bannatyne Stout (1866-1946)
on 18 July 1900 at the residence of James Anderson, Waikiwi (brother-in-law of the bride), by the Rev George Lindsay, John Bannatyne Stout, son of the late Thomas Stout, merchant, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to Jeannie (sic, her name was Jane), second daughter of George MACKIE, Stewart island

William Anderson Stout left Greenock on the Taranaki, leaving Greeock 7 Nov 1878 (however, I didn't find him on the passenger list)

William attended Otago University between 1884-1887, graduating with a B.A. LL.B. and became a Solicitor.
Practiced at the Dunedin firm Sievwright & Stout
He married Louisa Helen STRACHAN on 13 March 1888 in Knox Church Dunedin
- William was 25 & Louisa was 23
from the Shetland Times 28-4-1888
... At Elder Street, Dunedin, New Zealand (home of William Strachan), on the 13th March, by the Rev. D. M. Stuart, D.D., WILLIAM ANDERSON STOUT, B.A., LL.D., Barrister-at-law, Dunedin, to ELIZA (sic) HELEN, third daughter of WILLIAM STRACHAN, Esq., Dunedin

1893 they are living in Ross street, Roslyn
1905 they are in Filluel street, Invercargill
1918 they are at 9 Filleul St, Gladstone, Invercargill when their son Thomas William died in France

the 12 known CHILDREN of WILLIAM & LOUISA:

... 1
1888 - 1972 Ruth Anderson Stout
- born in Roslyn, Dunedin 2 Dec 1888
- Ruth married Arthur Wellesley SIMPSON (1892-1956) 8 July 1914, Invercargill
- they had 9 children
- they lived in Invercargill for a time but Arthur disappeared. Ruth's father, William, asked the Salvation Army to find him. He was in Auckland and William sent Ruth and the children up there to join Arthur
- Arthur died 17 May 1956 aged 64. He is buried in Plot 25, Row F, Public Lawn at Birkenhead/Glenfield Cemetery
RUTH died on 7th Aug 1972 aged 83. She is buried with him

... 2
1890 - 1944 Dorothy Stout
- born in Roslyn, Dunedin 12 Feb 1890
- Dorothy did not marry
- she lived at 59 Filleul St, Gladstone, Invercargill
- In December 1902 she was in Standard IV at Middle School and was 2nd in class (after Mary Harper who was Dux), brother Ernest received an attendance certificate that year
- In March 1904 she won a prize for her Montmellick embroidery work at the St Paul's Presbyterian sunday-school annual flower show. Sister Ruth won a prize for her painting and brother Ernest a prize for his french beans
- In December 1905 she was at the Waihopai School (her father was the committe chairman) in Standard VII, brother Ernest was Dux of the school that year, sister Elsie was in Standard V
DOROTHY died on 14 August 1944 aged 54
- she was buried in BLOCK 25 - PLOT 50 in Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill with her parents and her sister Marjorie


... 3
1891 - 1918 Thomas William Stout
- born in Roslyn, Dunedin 8 Dec 1891
- Thomas was a lawyer
- he served in WWI as Private #29880 with the NZEF 19th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
THOMAS DIED of his WOUNDS on 17 April 1918 aged 28
- he is buried XXIX. E. 14A at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France and his memorial is on the Family grave memorial, Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill


... 4
1892 - 1963 Ernest Thorval Stout
- born 12 Nov 1892
- In 1905 Ernest was in Standard VI of the Waihopai School and became Dux of the school in December that year
- he married Lorna Gray BOUSFIELD 18 April 1927 in Napier
- Lorna was born 26 September 1907 the 5th of 5 children to Herbert BOUSFIELD & Agnes Ashby McCONNEL
LORNA died 12 January 1952 aged 44 in Napier
- Ernest served in WWI as Private #6/153 with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion
- his enlistment address was Lonsdale House, Worcester Street, central Christchurch
- he was wounded in June & July of 1915. He was in Floriana Hospital, Malta in July 1915 and embarked for London later, sick & wounded
ERNEST died 27 May 1963 aged 70


... 5
1894 - 1981 Elsie Margaret Stout
- born 24 April 1894
- In 1901 Elsie was in Standard I of Middle School
- In 1909 Elsie & brother Ernest received Free Places in the senior examinations
- she married Herbert Simms MITCHEL (1886-1966) 5 July 1912
- Herbert was baptised in 1894 at St Pauls, Invercargill
- she married Mervyn Holmes MITCHEL (1889-1973)
- sons of William Samuel MITCHEL (1853-1917) & Ismene Marian SIMMS (1863-1935)
ELSIE died 29 August 1981 aged 87


... 6
1896 - 1985 Anna Louisa Stout
- born 11 March 1896
- she married John Alexander? SLOAN 1 July 1936
ANNA died 3 May 1985 aged 89


... 7
1897 - 1981 Edith May Stout
- born 17 May 1897
- In December 1904 she was in the primer & infant class of the Waihopai School and won a prize for reading
- she did not marry
EDITH died 20 January 1981 aged 83


... 8
1899 - 1958 Kenneth Stout
- born 2 January 1899
- In 1904 Kenneth was in the infant class at Waihopi School
- he married Barbara Jean BASSETT (1910-?) 17 April 1933
- daughter of Bryan BASSETT & Constance Eveleen KNOWLES
KENNETH died 14 April 1958 aged 59


... 9
1901 - 1966 Robert Stout
- born 12 December 1900 in Invercargill
- he married Alice Johanna GUNN (1888-1980) in 1929
- 1 of 5 known children of William GUNN & Elizabeth Jane METTAN
- he married Catherine McEwen KING (1899-1972) 11 August 1956 in Timaru
- 1 of 5 known children of James KING & Marion Brown STRANG?
ROBERT died 22 June 1966 in Timaru aged 64
CATHERINE died 17 July 1972 aged 72
- they are buried together Plot 361, Row 141 at Timaru cemetery
- (Alice is buried with her parents)


... 10
1902 - 1989 Eric Stout
- born 23 October 1902
- he married Grace Beatrice FLETCHER (1905-1966) 6 March 1930
- daughter of James FLETCHER & Grace MITCHELL
- Eric was a solicitor
ERIC died in the Victoria Home Invercargill, 27 June 1989 aged 86 and was buried in PLOT 327 - BLOCK 39 at Eastern Cemetery Invercargill with wife Grace
- the inscription reads:
In loving memory of
Beloved wife of
Died 18th Sept 1966 aged 61 years
Also the above
Died 27th June 1989 aged 86 years


... 11
1904 - 2000 Constance Menzies Stout
- born 3 September 1904
- she married Fred Druce YOUNG (1895-1969) in 1926
- Fred was a bank clerk in Rainbow, Victoria, Australia when he served in WWI as Private #2472 with the 10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement AIF, embarking from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915. He was 20 at the time. He returned to Australia 9 September 1916
CONSTANCE died in Wellington 23 December 2000 aged 96


... 12
1906 - 1943 Marjorie Priscilla Stout
- born 23 March 1906
- Marjorie did not marry
- she served in WWII as Sergeant #823109 with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)
MARJORY died in NZ 7 April 1943 aged 37 while in service when a truck she was driving was struck by a train from Tuatapere at the show grounds, at a level crossing
- she is buried BLOCK 25 - PLOT 50 in Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill with her parents and her sister Dorothy

William Anderson Stout died 17 September 1938 agd 75
his wife Louisa Helen Stout died 15 March 1956 aged 92
- they are buried in BLOCK 25 - PLOT 50 in Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill with 2 of their daughters Dorothy and Marjory
- the inscription reads:
In loving memory
Beloved husband of
Died 16th Sept 1938 aged 75 years
Also their daughters
Died 7th April 1943 aged 37 years
Died 11th Aug 1944 aged 54 years
Also the above Louisa H Stout
Died 15th March 1955 aged 91 years

- a plague underneath the main headstone reads:
Also their son
1st NZEF
Killed at Etaples 17th April 1918
Aged 28 years

A half brother, Right Honourable Sir Robert Stout, KCMG, MP. was the 13th Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century and later Chief Justice of New Zealand. He was the only person to hold both these offices.
He was noted for his support of liberal causes such as women's suffrage and for his strong belief that philosophy and theory should always triumph over political expediency ... from that link: Stout was born 28 September 1844 in the town of Lerwick, in Scotland's Shetland Islands. He retained a strong attachment to the Shetland Islands throughout his life. He was given a good education, and eventually qualified as a teacher. He also qualified as a surveyor in 1860. He became highly interested in politics through his extended family, which often met to discuss and debate political issues of the day. Stout was exposed to many different political philosophies during his youth. In 1863, Stout emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand. Once there, Stout quickly became involved in political debate, which he greatly enjoyed.


GRAVE of William Anderson & Louisa Helen Stout at Invercargill
- & daughters Dorothy & Marjorie Priscilla

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William BEAUMONT + Frances Polynesia JAGGER

William BEAUMONT (1844-1920)
was born in Portadown, Armagh, Ireland 9 March 1844
he died in Auckland 19 January 1920 aged 75
Auckland Star, 19 January 1920 An old and highly-esteemed resident of Auckland, Mr William Beaumont, died at his residence, Argyle Street, Ponsonby, after a very brief illness early this morning, aged 74 years. Mr Beaumont was for very many years an active member of the Methodist Church, and in his earlier days did good work as a local preacher. He was associated with the late Mr W. H. Smith in founding the Helping hand Mission in Freeman's Bay, which subsequently was taken over by the Methodist Church. Mr Beaumont was a native of the North of Ireland, and came to Auckland in the early sixties. After being employed in various business capacities, he was engaged by Messrs Reed and Brett in 1871, on the staff of the 'Auckland Star," and continued in the capacity of business manager until failing health resulted in his retirement on superannuation at the end of 1913. Mr Beaumont was present at the Jubilee gathering of the staff of the "Auckland Star" last Thursday week, and on their behalf presented the congratulatory address to the proprietors. Mr Beaumont then appeared to be in good health and spirits. Last week, however, he over-exerted himself in the garden, and suffered a collapse from which he never recovered, gradually sinking, until death tool place peacefully this morning. Mr Beaumont married Miss Jagger, and is survived by his widow and an adult family. A thoroughly upright man, and a faithful friend, Mr Beaumont was very popular, both in business circles as manager of the "Auckland Star," and also with his fellow-members of the Staff

Frances Polynesia JAGGER (1844-1925)
was born in Rewa, Fiji
she died in Auckland 21 February 1925 aged 80
Auckland Star, 23 February 1925 An old resident of Ponsonby, Mrs Frances Polynesia Beaumont, died at her residence, Argyle Street, Herne Bay, on Saturday, in the 81st year of her age. The interment took place at Waikaraka Cemetery this afternoon. She was the widow of the late Mr William Beaumont, who was for many years commercial manager of the Auckland 'Star'. He was connected with the 'Star' form early days, and only retired when advancing years rendered rest imperative. An adult family survive their parents.

William & Frances married in New Zealand 17 May 1867
they had 11 children:

... 1
1868 - 1949 Richard Wentworth Beaumont
Richard was a Gardener
spouse not found
RICHARD WENTWORTH Beaumont died 1 September 1949 in Auckland aged 81
- his ashes were scattered from Waikumete

... 2
1870 - 1875 Evelyn Frances Beaumont
born in Auckland 12 April 1870
EVELYN FRANCES Beaumont died 10 March 1875 aged 4.11
Daily Southern Cross, 12 March 1875 BEAUMONT - On March 10, at her father's residence, Collingwood-street, Evelyn Frances, eldest daughter of Wm. Beaumont; aged 4 years and 11 months. The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are invited.

... 3
1872 - 1930 Edith Mary Beaumont
born in Auckland 18 April 1872
Edith didn't marry
EDITH MARY Beaumont died 28 December 1930 aged 58

... 4
1874 - 1942 Leona May Beaumont
born in Collingwood street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 5 May 1874
Leona married Albert Victor FURNESS (1882-1932) in 1907
ALBERT died 14 July 1932 in Auckland aged 50
Auckland Star, 18 July 1932 The funeral of Mr Albert V. Furness at Waikumete on Saturday afternoon was very largely attended by commercial men of the city. The family has had many letters and telegrams expressing sympathy from all parts of the province. Mr Furness was in France for about two and a half years, and was wounded at the battle of Ypres. On his return he resumed his position with Messrs A. J. Entrican, Ltd., and had been a director of the firm for several years past. His wife was Miss Leona Beaumont, daughter of the late Mr William Beaumont, the former business manager of the 'Auckland Star'
LEONA MAY Furness died 22 October 1942 aged 68
- they are buried WESLEY DIVISION C Row 2, Plot 18 at Waikumete

... 5
1876 - William Melville Beaumont
born in Auckland
William Melville Beaumont possibly died in Orange, NSW

... 6
1878 - 1943 Alfred Leslie Beaumont
Alfred was a Draper
spouse not found
In July 1910 Alfred was a visitor to the NZ pavilion at Shepherd's Bush, London
Alfred served in WWI as Private 26771 with the NZEF, 17th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company. He embarked from Wellington 25 Sep 1916 (with brother Harold) listing his next of kin as his sister Evelyn of 18 Argyle Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Auckland Star, 9 September 1931 Knocked down by a motor car near Wallace Street, Herne Bay, yesterday afternoon, Mr A. L. Beaumont, aged 54 of 18 Argyle Street, Herne Bay, had his arm broken. he was taken to Auckland Hospital
New Zealand Herald, 20 March 1939 Mr Alfred Leslie Beaumont, aged 61, of 28 Argyle Street, Herne Bay, suffered an injury to the shoulder when he slipped and fell at a picnic at Pine Island yesterday
ALFRED LESLIE Beaumont died 1 September 1943 in Auckland aged 65
he is buried SOLDIERS BURIAL A Row 4a, Plot 16 at Waikumete

... 7
1880 - 1944 Ethel Madge Beaumont
born in Auckland 27 April 1880, Madge was her the name of her paternal grandmother
Ethel married Joshua Cobden KEESING (1865-1945) in 1900
Ethel next married Thomas? LUXTON
ETHEL MADGE Luxton died 19 August 1944 aged 64
- they were cremated at Waikumete

... 8
1882 - 1965 Evelyn Florence Beaumont
born in Auckland 29 April 1882
spouse not found
EVELYN FLORENCE Beaumont died 8 December 1966 aged 84

... 9
1884 - 1972 Muriel Constance Beaumont
born in Auckland 30 June 1884
Muriel married Edward Lester METHERELL Christmas Eve 1914
Auckland Star, 16 January 1915 METHERELL-BEAUMONT - On December 24 1914, at the residence of the brides parents, Edward Lester, son of the late William Edward Metherell of South Norwood, England and Auckland, to Muriel Constance, daughter of William Beaumont, of Argyle Street, Ponsonby
MURIEL CONSTANCE Metherell died 2 May 1972 aged 87 (a widow)
- she was cremated at Waikumete

... 10
1887 - 1976 Clara Lillian Beaumont
born in Auckland 22 December 1887
Clara married Keith Anthony Wallace MacKENZIE (1892-Oct 1976) in 1919
Auckland Star, 13 August 1919 MACKENZIE-BEAUMONT - On July 21, at St Peter's Church, by the Rev Haselden, Keith Anthony Wallace, son of Dr. F. Wallace Mackenzie of Wellington, to Clara Lillian, daughter of William Beaumont of Auckland
CLARA LILLIAN MacKenzie died 25 June 1976 aged 88

... 11
1890 - 1943 Harold Leonard 'Sam' Beaumont
Harold was a Clerk, he didn't marry
he served in WWI as Private 26770 with the NZEF, 17th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company. He embarked from Wellington 25 Sep 1916 (with brother Alfred) listing his next of kin as his sister Edith of 18 Argyle Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
HAROLD LEONARD 'Sam' Beaumont died 6 August 1943 in Auckland aged 53
Auckland Star, 7 August 1943 BEAUMONT - On August 6, at his residence, 28 Argyle Street, Herne bay, Harold Leonard (Sam), son of the late William and Frances beaumont. Funeral leaves the above address 11 a.m., Monday for Waikumete
he is buried SOLDIERS BURIAL G Row 3, Plot 2A at Waikumete

Mr Arthur R. BRETT reminiscences: earliest days of the 'Auckland Star' when the press was a primitive little machine of the flat-bed type, operated by hand ...

William BROCKLEBANK & Frances Hodgman TYREE - Dunedin

William BROCKLEBANK was born ?
(unknown where or when, under research. Can you help?)
- William was a Carpenter
Up to 1876 he was a member of the Dunedin Young Men's Christian Association
Otago Daily Times, 15 July 1909, A man named William Brocklebank, a carpenter, residing at Duddingston (a farm in North Taieri), North-East Valley, while working on the roof of a house in Calder street on Monday, fell to the ground and sustained a fracture of the right arm. He was attended by Dr Fleming and afterwards conveyed to the Hospital

Frances Hodgman TYREE was born 1861 in Victoria, Australia
- she arrived in New Zealand when she was about 3
- she died in Dunedin 11 May 1926 aged 65
- her last address was 841 Cumberland St, Dunedin
she is buried in PLOT 2, BLOCK 126A at Northern Cemetery with Edward George Tyree (1878-1952) ??
(3 of Frances's brothers were into photography. James Tyree, Alfred Tyree (1856-1936) & Frederick Jeremiah Tyree (1867-1924)

William and Frances married in New Zealand in 1881
their known children:
... 1
1883 - ? Caroline Frances May Brocklebank

- Caroline married William CAMPBELL in 1912
- nothing else known

... 2
1889 - 1900 Winifred Rose Brocklebank

- born Dunedin
- Winifred died 23 October aged 11
- buried PLOT 1, BLOCK 126A at Northern cemetery
- Winifred is buried with:
Ann Catherine Tyree (1833-1885)
Edward George Tyree (1824-1896)
Frederick Tyree (1831 -1903)
William Tyree (1820-1889)

... 3
1891 - 1917 William Holcroft Brocklebank

- born in Dunedin
- served as Driver 5/7 with NZ Army Service Corps, Samoan Advance Party
- enlisted from Devon St, New Plymouth
- NEXT OF KIN; father, William Brocklebank, Cumberland St Dunedin
- embarked from Wellington 15 August 1914
William re-enlisted (in Sydney, Australia) 8 Sep 1916 aged 25
- NEXT OF KIN; mother, F. H. Brocklebank, 841 Cumberland Street, Dunedin
- served as Private 7196 with 2nd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
- in Feb 1915 he was reported with Jaundice in Samoa
- embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board RMS OSTERLEY on 10 February 1917
William was KILLED IN ACTION 13 October 1917 at Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium
- Buried Plot II, Row D, Grave 14 at Ypres, Belgium

... 4
1896 - 1984 John Herbert Brocklebank

- born 7 July 1896
- John was a Drycleaner
- he served in WWI as Trooper 7/1967 with NZEF, 9th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
- embarked from Wellington 8 Jan 1916 on the HMNZT 37, Maunganui for Suez, Egypt
- NEXT OF KIN was his mother at 841 Cumberland Street, Dunedin,
- he married Miriam Myrtle BARBER in 1922
Miriam was a daughter of Stephen BARBER (1860-1939) & Margaret Alice WHELAN (1862-1943)
- Miriam died 27 March 1964 aged 63
- her last address was 7 Tahuna Rd, Dunedin
- she is buried with her parents PLOT 64, BLOCK 153 Andersons Bay cemetery
- John died 20 years later, 1 October 1984 aged
- his last address was Karitane Rest Home in Dunedin
- his ashes at Soldiers Interment Andersons Bay

... 5
1904 - 1988 Norris Athol Brocklebank

- born 31 August 1904
Norris in the Electoral Rolls:
1935 - Dunedin Central
1938 - Dunedin Central
1946 - Oamaru, Otago
1954 - Oamaru, Otago
1957 - Waitaki, Otago
1963 - Waitaki, Otago
1972 - Oamaru, Dunedin
1978 - Waitaki, Dunedin
1981 - Waitaki, Otago
1969 - Oamaru, Otago
- Norris died aged 84
Photo Albums of Norris Athol Brocklebank. 1910-1919 Albums of scenes of New Zealand, and one album of shipboard life and views of Canada and England

do you know more on this family ??

William Brocklebank at Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery

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William Brown CADZOW + Gertrude HARRIS - Masterton, Wairarapa

William Brown CADZOW was born about 1858
- he was the 2nd son of 12 children of William CADZOW Esq., & Euphemia BROWN of Myrtleford, Bright, Victoria, Australia (who were originally from Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland)

- he married Gertrude HARRIS on 18th February 1892 in Bluff
Gertrude was born on 23rd April 1867 in Big Bush, Blenheim
- she was a daughter of Hiram William Harris (1837-1915) of Oxford England who died in Feilding & Julia Ann RUTLAND (1834-1926) of Ireland who died in Hamilton - they were living in Picton when Gertrude got married

William was a tenor singer and performed with his wife Gertrude (Madame Cadzow) and daughter Effie (Euphemia) around New Zealand

- they were in Greymouth available for concerts in 1912

- his article written for the newspaper "Fair Play" in 1894

William died on 14th July 1935
- he is buried in PLOT WBC - ROW 6 - AREA: Plan VII Archer St Cemetery, Masterton

Gertrude was a piano teacher and a registered music examiner for the Government with the Minister of Education
- she was teaching in Greymouth in at least 1903

- they appeared in Stratford, Taranaki
in 1896

Gertrude died on 20th August 1930
- she is buried in PLOT GC - ROW 6 - AREA: Plan VII Archer St Cemetery, Masterton

their children were:

1892- Euphemia Gertrude Rutland Cadzow
- passed her Higher Examination A.T.C.L. with 80 in 1912. Taught by her mother. Travelled with her parents, performing public concerts around New Zealand, as the "Cadzow Family"

1894- Cecilia Ethel Dudley Cadzow
- born in Christchurch on 18th April
- Cecilia died aged 6 weeks
- burial unknown

1896-1894 Dudley Hamilton Cadzow
- born in Collins St Hawera on 17th September
- Dudley died aged 2
- burial unknown

- some of William & Gertrude's concerts

May 1896 - at the Theatre Royal in Nelson

Oct 1897 - a Kinematograph at Thames arranged by impressario and manager Mr P.R. DIX

Feb 1898 - at the Skating Rink with Campbell COLQUHOUN

Xmas Night 1905 - at the Opera House Greymouth they performed with soloists, Princess Te Rangi Pai (Fanny Rose HOWIE (nee POATA) 1868-1916), Miss Eileen HANNAN, H.SEYMOUR, George HOLDER. The conductor was Mr George Thomas MOSS (1863-1939)

Jan 1909 - Greymouth's Leading Teacher of music

Feb 1910 - at George (Georgio Italo) MARTINENGO's (1873-1935) Benefit Concert

Feb 1912 - under the auspices of the Grymouth Liedertafel with leading artists Miss Violet LAMOCROFT and the famous tenor Mr R.F. FOSTER

Feb 1919 - at the King's Theatre the famous Caszow TRIO performed William, the 'eminent Scots tenor', daughter Effie, 'a very sweet soprano' and Gertrude (Madame Cadzow) on the piano

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William CAMM married Mary LOVELOCK in Tawa Flat, Wellington 1854

William CAMM was born about 1805 in Tonbridge, Kent

He married Mary LOVELOCK in 1854 in Tawa Flat as her 2nd husband
- she married her 1st husband, Thomas WOODMAN in 1831, he died in 1849

Do you know of any children ??

William CHALLIS - Wairarapa

note I welcome any further info for this family. Please leave a comment below

WILLIAM CHALLIS (1822-1897) of Donyatt, Somerset
- married 3 times:

... 1
- he married JULIA STRINGER
in England
- their children were:
* 1848 - 1935 William Charles Challis
- born in St George, London
- Christened 5 Nov 1848 in Donyatt, Somerset
1851 - 1921 Frederick Challis
... Julia died of TB in London

... 2
- William next married ELIZA ELLEN DALEY
(a widow, nee EDWARDS)
- they emigrated to New Zealand in 1858 on the OLIVER LANG with his 2 sons & Eliza's daughter
- they had James Challis 1858-1939 shortly after arrival (James married Phoebe Emma Chittenden)
... a few months later Eliza died

... 3
(nee WILLSHIRE 1825-1893) in 1864
- Caroline had also travelled on the Oliver Lang with her 4 children
- (her husband stayed behind)
- Caroline died 17 February 1893 aged 67
- she is buried Plot 60, Block NEW INSEC at Clareville, Carterton

* William CHALLIS jnr (1848-1935) married twice
- he married CHARLOTTE ENGLAND in 1869

1873 - 1951 Julia Ann Challis
- Julia had a base born daughter, Elsie Lavinia Challis (1893-1894)
- Elsie died 11 Feb 1894 aged 15 months
- she is buried PLOT ELC - ROW 4 - AREA Plan VI, Archer St, Masterton
- Julia married John COTTER in 1900
- they lived at 40 Victoria St, Petone
- their known children:
1900 - 1990 Edwin Percy Cotter
1901 - 1987 John William Cotter

1874 - 1885 Sarah Emily Challis
- Sarah died aged 10 (possibly in Carterton)

1876 - 1963 Kate Sophia Challis
- married Levi Walter JEFFERIES (1874-1954) in 1902
- they lived in Feilding
- the known children of Levi & Kate
1905 - 1986 William John Jefferies
1907 - 1924 Agnes Amelia Jefferies
1908 - 2001 Charlotte Edina Jefferies
- Charlotte married ? ELLIS
1909 - 2002 Emily Ilene Jefferies
- Emily married ? CRESSY
In Sep 1901 Levi was offered 10 (Sep 2011 equivalent of $1680) from Mathew Barr of the Pohangina Council, for the land cut off his (Levi's) section for the road deviation. In Nov that year Mathew Barr asked the Council to refund 2 10 as he thought he had been charged too much for the land
In Jan 1911 Levi (Farmer, of Taonui) applied for a discharge of Bankruptcy in the Palmerston North Supreme Court

... Charlotte Challis died in 1877

* William CHALLIS jnr
CHALLIS - TUCKWELL, On the 17th April 1879, at St James' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev Mr Fancourt, William Challis, of the Wairarapa, to Eliza Matilda Tuckwell, the eldest daughter of the late Thomas Tuckwell
- her father was Thomas Tuckwell (1822-1870) from Burford, Oxfordshire. Her mother was Adelaide Sarah BARNES - married in Burford about 1854. Thomas & Adelaide emigrated to New Zealand on the NEW ERA (with his brother Richard Tuckwell who married Eliza Collier in Wellington & had 14 children).
- Thomas Tuckwell died 11 Jan 1870. His widow, Adelaide, remarried the following year to Joseph BROWNE (1826-1897) on 26 April 1871 in Lower Hutt. They remained in the Eastern Hutt Valley where Joseph died 24 July 1897

1880 - 1958 Adelaide Elizabeth Challis
- married Frank James LINDOP (1880-1960) in 1903
- Frank was a son of Walter Joseph & Josepha LINDOP, a Pharmacist in Carterton
- the known children of Frank & Adelaide:
1905 - Frederick William James Lindop
1906 - Walter D'Mountford Lindop
1908 - 1999 Warick Frank Lindop
- they lived in Petone
note .. the name D'Mountford runs through a number of Lindop families

1881 - 1948 Eveline/Eveleen Maude Challis
- married Charles WOODLEY (1884-1928) in 1907
- they lived in Carterton, Masterton & Petone (as far as is known at this time)
- Charles was the 9th of 11 (5th of 7 NZ born) children of John (1847-1916) & Martha Ann (1847-1903) Woodley who arrived on the CRUSADER in 1874
- Charles & Eveline's known children (being added as found)
1908 - 1978 Bazil Roy Woodley
- Charles's mother, Martha Ann Woodley, died 25 Oct 1902 aged 55
- Charles's father, John Woodley, died 1 August 1916 aged 69
- they are buried Plot 160 at Clareville, Carterton
note .. Charles's brother, John Woodley (1868-1952), & his wife Eliza Oaks AUSTIN (1861-1946) lived in Carterton where John had a "Thresher, Chaffcutter and Hay-Presser" business. They are also buried in Carterton with their 10 month old daughter Reta Woodley (1902-1902) who died of teething problems
- Charles died 11 May 1928
In MEMORIUM - 11 May 1931
WOODLEY, In loving memory of Charles Woodley, who died on 11th May 1928
In our hearts your memory lingers,
Though to weep we know is vain,
God will some day cure the heartache,
When He links the golden chain.
- Inserted by his loving wife and family

1883 - 1913 Frederick William Challis
- married Margaret Eleanor HALL in 1911
- they had a son:
1912 - 1956 Frederick Bertram Challis
- Frederick died 26 January 1913. He was 1 of 4 men who lost their lives when a party of 7 men in a punt capsized on Saltwater Creek.
- he was a Painter and had been living in St Asaph street, Christchurch
- he is buried Plot 104, Block 25 at Linwood cemetery

1885 - 1957 Bertram Thomas Challis
- married Annie FARMER (1890-1969) 7 Feb 1912
- they lived in Carterton
- Bertram died 22 April 1957
- he is buried Plot 58 at Clareville, Carterton
- Annie died 30th April 1969 aged 79
- she is buried PLOT 9 - ROW R - AREA Lawn A-X at Archer St, Masterton
- she is buried with Gordon William Challis (1911-1990)

1887 - 1887 Winifred Myrtle Challis
- Winifred died aged 4 months

1890 - 1947 Winifred Myrtle Challis
- married Harry GOODIN (1878-1948) in 1908
- 3rd of 8 children of Enoch GOODIN & Kate Sophia WESTCOTT
- they lived in Petone
- the known children of Harry & Winifred
1910 - 1910 Ronald Harry Goodin
- Ronald died aged 4 months
1911 - 1994 Ina Myrtle Goodin
- 28 Oct 1939 - The engagement is announced of Ina, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Goodin, of Petone, to Mervyn, (Mervyn Wiliam 1912-1988) second son of Mr and Mrs W. R. Patrick, of Christchurch
- this was (William Robert PATRICK 1885-1946 & Alice Catherine Keith WILSON 1888-1963)

1892 - 1972 Lilian Millicent Alice Challis
- married Frederick HAXTON (1898-1983) in 1922
- 4th of 8 known children of Armond HAXTON & Emma Elizabeth KEMP
note .. 2 of Frederick's sisters were killed in the 1931 Napier Earthquake
- they lived in Palmerston North where Frederick was a Garage Proprietor
- Lilian died 22 March 1972 aged 78
- her last address was 18 Karaka st
- she is buried Plot 057, BLock 015, Area Q at Kelvin Grove
- Frederick died 31 Aug 1983 age 84
- his last address was 18 Karaka st
- his ashes are buried Plot 055, Block 015, Area Q at Kelvin Grove

1894 - 1961 Gordon Leslie Challis
- married Bertha ?
- Bertha was born 13 August 1905
- they lived in Masterton
- Gordon died 3 December 1961 aged 67
- he is buried Plot C, Row 10, Area Lawn A-X at Archer St, Masterton
- Bertha died 26 February 1980 aged 74
- they are buried Plot C, Row 11, Area Lawn A-X at Archer St, Masterton

1896 - 1967 Elsie Doris Challis
- married Horace Milton 'Joe' CATT (1898-1983) in 1917
- 3rd of 6 known children of Henry (1867-1952) & Annie (1872-1950) Catt
- Henry Catt died 29 Oct 1952 age 85. Annie died 20 Jan 1950 aged 78
- they are buried Plots 117 & 118 at Clareville cemetery
- Horace & Elise also lived in Carterton
- Elsie died 22 July 1967 aged 69
- she is buried Plot 424, Block 1 at Clarville
- Horace died 16 years later, 15 Nov 1983, aged 86
- he is buried beside Elsie

ELIZABETH MATILDA Challis died 18 May 1904
WILLIAM Challis died in Petone at his daughter Julia's home
- they are buried in Plot 51, Block OLD UNSEC at Clareville, Carterton

William's Obituary
- EVENING POST 30 Nov 1935 -
... the death of Mr WILLIAM CHALLIS, of Petone, and formerly of Carterton, occurred recently at the age of 89 years. The late Mr Challis left England on June 18, 1858, by the ship "Oliver Lang", and arrived in Wellington on September 18, 1858, at the age of twelve. It took the settler four days to cross the **Rimutakas to Carterton. They rode on a cart as far as Kaitoke and walked or rode on bullocks for the remainder of the journey. Mr James Challis, the late Mr Challis's' uncle, kept the Pioneer Hotel at Carterton. Mr Challis took up his residence at Clareville, Carterton. He was a volunteer during the Maori Wars. He left the district about 21 years ago to reside with his daughter, Mrs Cotter, of Petone.
He was twice married, his second wife predeceasing him shortly before he left Clareville. He is survived by a family of nine sons and daughters. They are:
... Mesdames ..
JEFFRIES (Kate Sophia, Feilding)
H. M. CATT (Elsie Doris, Carterton)
F. HAXTON (Lilian Millicent Alice, Palmerston North)
J. COTTER (Julia Ann, Petone)
H. WOODLEY (Eveline Maude, Petone)
H. GOODIN (Winifred Myrtle, Petone)
F. LINDOP (Adelaide Elizabeth, Petone)
... Messrs ...
G. CHALLIS (Gordon, Masterton)
B. CHALLIS (Bertram Thomas, Carterton)
There are 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

other CHALLIS buried in Archer St Cemetery, Masterton
BRUCE Challis
- born 18th June 1920
- died 20th September 1982 aged 62
- buried PLOT 296 - ROW 7 - BLOCK Z - AREA Lawn Z with Clare

- born 1927
- died 28th August 1967 aged 40
- buried PLOT CAC - ROW 9 - AREA Ex Servicemen

- born 19 August 1926
- died 25th July 1982 aged 56
- buried PLOT 297 - ROW 7 - BLOCK Z - AREA Lawn Z with Bruce

- born 1st August 1911
- died 8th November 1990 aged 79
- buried PLOT 9 - ROW R - AREA Lawn A-X with Annie Challis

- born 1860
- married James Challis (1861-1939) in 1890
- died 29th August 1898 aged 38
- buried PLOT PEC - ROW A - AREA Plan II

**Rimutaka photo the highest peak is Mount Matthews, at 940 metres
The road was completed in 1856 and it took William Challis and his family 4 days to cross the range by bullock & cart. Early European settlers drove sheep around the shoreline rather than attempt to cross the Rimutaka Range between Wellington and Wairarapa

JUST FOR FUN - Jump on the back of a Haybusa and do the uphill trip of the Rimutakas, from Wairarapa to the summit (towards Wellington)
- 155 years after the completion & one still marvels at how the men ever built such a road back then using the limited resources they had. If you stay till the end of the ride (about 6 minutes) you are actually in the clouds!

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William Charles Thomas CLINGBERG - 1891-1953 Woodville New Zealand

William Charles Clingberg was a son of:
William Clingberg (1859-1919) and
Elizabeth Jane Lamb (1869-1956)
they married in 1888 in Wellington
- William Charles Clingberg (Klingberg) was born in Sweden in 1860, emigrated to NZ in 1873, died in Wellington. He worked for the Harbour Board. Both he and Elizabeth are buried in Karori

their children were:
1889-1920 Alice Christina Clingberg
- married Robert Marshall Rimmer in 1915

1890-1953 William Charles Clingberg
- married Helen Ismay Daphne Firmstone 1922

1893- Arthur Clingberg
- served in WWI
Serial Number - 2/2385
First Known Rank - Gunner
Next of Kin - Mrs E.J. Clingberg (mother) 21 Turnbull Street, Wellington
Marital Status - Single
Enlistment Address - 21 Turnbull Street, Wellington
Military District - Wellington
Body on Embarkation - 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit - Field Artillery
Embarkation Date - 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation - Wellington
Transport - HMNZT 35 OR 36
Vessel - Willochra or Tofua
Destination - Suez, Egypt
- nothing else known about Arthur after this ...

1895-1965 Ivy May Clingberg
- married Charles Henry Tollan 1922
- he was a son of John Tollan & Sarah Ann Roberts

1896-1984 Hilda Victoria Clingberg
- married Alfred Cecil Kellett 1921

1897-1977 Beatrice Estell Clingberg
- in 1913 Beatrice was taking Shorhand & Typing at Evening classes at Wellington Tech College
- married Gordon Reid Troup 1920

1899- Ruby Augusta Clingberg
- in 1912 Ruby was at Model School in Thorndon, Wellington
- married David McCubben Findlay (1867-1938) in 1928
- believe Ruby remarried after 1938
- David was first married to
- Ada Constance Rachel Smith in 1895

William served in WWI

Serial Number - 16509
First Known Rank - Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment - Clerk
Next of Kin - (father) 22 Turnbull Street, Wellington
Body on Embarkation - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit - 15th Reinforcements Specialist Machine-Gun Section
Embarkation Date - 26 July 1916
Place of Embarkation - Wellington
Transport - HMNZT 59 OR 60
Vessel - Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination - Devonport, England

He was wounded in May 1917

William Checkley DEVEREUX & Ellen KING - Lower Hutt

William Checkley Devereux was born 1822 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
- a son of Robert Devereux & Susanna Checkley
- he died 26 September 1887, in Lower Hutt
- he is buried Plot 265, Christ Church Taita cemetery

William Checkley DEVEREAUX, established the wholesale and retail butchery in the Main Road, Lower Hutt in 1856 the only one of its kind in the district
He emigrated in 1855 on the Myrtle, and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year and is buried in the Christ Church Taita Cemetery
His son Frederick William Devereux, took over the business in 1886
The freehold premises included a two-story shop and dwelling.
His slaughter-house, fitted with every modern appliance, was situated on the Main Road about a mile from the shop.

William Checkley Devereux married Ellen King (before 1857)
A total of their children not yet known
1857 - 1938 Lydia Myrtle
- married William Williams 1887
1859 -1934 Frederick William Devereux
- Frederick died 14 April 1934 & buried Plot 85K at Bolton St., Wellington
1863 -1924 Marian Amy Devereux
1865 - 1880 Edgar Amos Devereux
- Edgar died aged 15 by drowning with 2 companions, George Cooley aged 20 and Henry Franklin 'Francis' Cross aged 17 in Lake Wairarapa
1869 - Margaret Ellen Devereux
1871 - Jane Ann Devereux

from "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Wellington Provincial District), Commercial & Industrial:
from the entry for his son Frederick William:
... Frederick William Devereux, Wholesale and Retail Butcher, Main Road, Lower Hutt. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand.
This business, the only one of the kind in the township, was established in 1856 by the late Mr William Checkley Devereux, father of the present proprietor.
The founder, whose portrait is reproduced herein, came to the Colony in 1855, per ship "Myrtle," (arrived in Wellington January 1854 via Sydney? ) and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 - five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year. Frederick Devereux was born in Lower Hutt in 1859, and learned his business with his father, assisting in the management of the business for several years before taking it over. As an Oddfellow he has been a member of the Rose of the Valley Lodge for some eighteen years past. In musical matters, Mr. Deveieux is a singer, and possesses a good tenor voice, which he is ever ready to use as a soloist for any local charity. He is also an amateur athlete, and, having studied the noble art of self-defence, has attained considerable renown as a boxer.

27 September 1887
... DEVEREUX - At his residence, Lower Hutt, William Checkley Devereux, aged 65 years
... at about a quarter past 12 to-day Mr Devereux, an old settler, died suddenly after registering his vote, The deceased had been ailing for some time, and was aged 65
... The Friends of the late Mr William C. Devereux are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Lower Hutt, for the Taita Cemetery, on Wednesday, 28th instant, at 3 p.m. E. & A COLLETT, Undertakers, Petone

Can you help please with the children
who were their spouses?
where is Ellen buried?

Devereux family outside their house on High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, photographed by William Williams in 1887 (husband of their daughter Lydia Myrtle)
TAKEN FROM Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

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William CLARK + Wilhemina PATON

WILLIAM CLARK (1838-1932)
was born in Haley Hill, Halifax, England
son of Charles CLARK (1818-1909) & Dinah JOWETT (1815-1894)

CHARLES & DINAH arrived on the Indus 1843 with:
* 1838 - 1932 William Clark
William married Wilhemina Paton in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 8 known children (listed below)

* 1840 - 1908 Sarah Ann Clark
Sarah had a daughter: 1858-1938 Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Heath (adopted by grandparents Charles & Dinah and became Lizzie Clark)
Sarah married John James Stanaway (1813-1874) in 1861
- they had 7 known children
Sarah next married George Edward Sanders (1849-1914) in 1876
- they had 7 known children
2 more siblings were born in Nelson:
* 1844 - 1904 Hannah Maria Clark
Hannah married John Paton in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 15 known children
* 1845 - 1901 George Clark
George married Harriet Wooderson (1855-1937) in 1881
- they had 11 known children
George & Harriet became the grandparents of Sir Edmund Hillary in 1919

* photo of CHARLES & DINAH Clark
* family group photo of the Clark family 1865 at Whakahara

WILHEMINA 'Amelia' PATON (1848-1906)
was born in Auckland, New Zealand
daughter of Joseph John PATON (1813-1844) & Margaret LOWE (1815-1880)

JOSEPH & MARGARET arrived on the Fifeshire 1842 with:
* 1837 - 1923 John Paton
John married Hannah Maria Clark in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 15 known children
* 1839 - 1917 Elizabeth 'Betsy' Paton
Elizabeth married Charles Price in 1853 in Matamata
- they had 6 known children
* 1841 - 1914 Jemima Craigdille Paton
Jemima married Edmund 'Ned' Ruff (1797-1881) in 1854!
- Ned died in Mangarama, Northern Wairoa
Jemima next married John Quirk (1837-1894) in 1884
- they had a daughter: 1885-1978 Ann Quirk
2 more siblings were born in NZ:
* 1843 - 1899 William Paton
William married Delina McLeod (1866-1959) in Auckland in 1865
- they had 11 known children
* 1848 - 1906 Wilhemina 'Amelia' Paton
Wilhemina married William Clark in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 8 known children (listed below)

William & Wilhemina married 23 Jan 1864 at her parents home Whakahara, Northern Wairoa in a triple wedding:
*William Clark (1838-1932) married *Wilhemina Paton (1848-1906)
**John Paton (1838-1923) married **Hannah Maria Clark (1844-1904)
*** Mary Ann Stanaway (1843-1909) married Thomas James Russell

*William Clark & *Wilhemina Paton, subjects of this journal
**John Paton was a brother of *Wilhemina Paton
- his wife **Hannah Maria Clark, was a sister of *William Clark
***Mary Ann Stanaway, was a daughter of John James Stanaway (1813-1874) & his 1st wife, Witaparene Minapara who married in 1842. John James Stanaway remarried to *William & **Hannah's sister, Sarah Ann Clark (1840-1908) as his 3rd wife in 1861

William & Wilhemina had 8 children
(born in Northern Wairoa)
... 1
1865 - 1916 Richard James Clark
RICHARD married Eunice Maud FORDHAM (1862-1915) in 1889
- they had 7 known children:
* 1890 - 1950 Wilfrid Sydney Clark (+ Ada Louisa Martin)
* 1891 - 1942 Harold James Clark (+ Mary Elizabeth Peterson)
* 1893 - 1971 Muriel Augusta Clark (+ John Reardon)
* 1895 - 1975 Alice Bertha Amy Clark (+ Nobel Baxter)
* 1900 - 1900 Roy Arnold Vincent Clark (died aged 25 days)
* 1901 - 1951 Reginald Fordham Clark (Rev Clark died in Ilford, Essex)
* 1905 - 1975 Herbert Frederick Clark
RICHARD died 30 May 1916 in Dargaville aged 51

... 2
1867 - 1948 Priscilla Clark
PRISCILLA married Henry Spencer BERRIDGE (1863-1942) in 1889
- they had 2 known children:
* 1892 - Maud Berridge (+ Henry Thomas Stevens)
* 1899 - Reginald Spencer Berridge (+ Laura Elizabeth Graham)
PRISCILLA died aged 81

... 3
1869 - 1935 Eliza Jemima Clark
ELIZA married Robert Francis Skeffington HEMPHILL (1868-1939) in 1889
they had 3 known children:
* 1890 - 1971 Margaret Olive Hemphill (+ Peter Joseph McMahon)
* 1892 - 1975 Ellen Stuart Hemphill (+ Charles Clotworthy)
* 1898 - 1962 Robert Francis Hemphill
ELIZA died aged 66

... 4
1872 - 1963 Alice Elizabeth Clark
ALICE married Joseph Thomas BROWN (1868-1966) in 1891
- they had 5 known children:
* 1892 - 1966 Emily Gladys Brown (+ Hugh Murdoch Campbell)
* 1894 - 1970 Wilhemina Emma Brown (+Sydney Eric Hamlin +William Percival Wright)
* 1897 - 1959 Clara Brown (+ Eldred Irvine Flaws)
* 1903 - 1991 Alice May Brown (+ Alfred Trefusis Frood)
* 1905 - Katherine Marion Brown (+ Emanuel Shepherd)
ALICE died in Auckland aged 91

... 5
1874 - 1935 William Charles Clark
WILLIAM married Emily Margaret MORROW (1881-1970) in 1904
- they had 4 known children:
* 1906 - 1982 David William Clark (+ Edith McKinney)
* 1907 - Beryl Clark (+ Geoffrey Thomas Marks)
* 1909 - 1979 Albert Roy Clark
* 1911 - 1991 Emily Dorothy Ellen Clark
WILLIAM died in Northern Wairoa aged 61

... 6
1876 - 1964 Emily Amelia Clark
EMILY married Hector Henry SUTHERLAND (1866-1944) in 1895 in Tokatoka
- they had 8 known children:
* 1897 - 1944 Annie Wilhemina Sutherland (+ Andrew Robert Boyd)
* 1898 - 1873 John James Sutherland (+ Janie Aileen Sutherland)
* 1900 - 1909 Alice Breen Sutherland (Alice died aged 9)
* 1902 - 1998 Hector William Sutherland (+ Keitha Jane Spick)
* 1907 - 1965 Emily May Sutherland (+ Neil McMillan)
* 1909 - 1993 William Clark Sutherland
* 1911 - 1998 Myrtle Irene Sutherland (+ David Wilfred Pasley)
* 1913 - 1977 Gordon Hugh Sutherland
EMILY in 1964 aged 88

... 7
1879 - 1933 Edward Jowett Clark
EDWARD married Grace MORROW in 1910
- their known children:
* 1911 - 1979 Cyril Edward Clark
EDWARD died in 1933 aged 54

... 8
1882 - 1956 John Ernest Oswald Clark
JOHN married Norah Whitehead SAVILLE-JONES (1887-1982) in 1908
- they had 4 known children:
* 1908 - 1973 Charles William Clark (+ Doreen Inez Maisie Watson)
* 1910 - 1985 Wilhemina Etty Clark (+ Henry Oliver Berridge)
* 1912 - 2004 Eva Doris Clark (+ Houston)
* 1914 - 2003 Eileen Norah Clark (+ Sterling)
JOHN died in 1956 aged 74

New Zealand Herald, 12 November 1928 RESIDENT OF PAPAROA
PAPAROA, Sunday - A number of people gathered in the Garrison Hall, Paparoa, at the week-end to honour the 91st birthday of Mr William Clark, formerly of Woodlands, Tokatoka. With his father, the late Mr Charles Clark. Mr Clark came to New Zealand in 1843 by the ship Indus, the second emigrant ship to come to Nelson. The family remained four years in Nelson and saw the beginnings of settlement, then they moved to Auckland. Mr Clark, sen., was engaged in and around Auckland for seven years, being frequently employed in pit-sawing at Freeman's Bay, Lucas Creek and elsewhere.

11 November 1930
On the occasion of his 93rd birthday on November 11, 1930, Mr Clark received many telegrams of congratulations, including messages from Their Excellencies, Lord, and the Lady Bledisloe. Many relatives and friends from all parts of the Dominion assembled at Paparoa to celebrate Mr Clark's birthday and the Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates extended congratulations on behalf of those present. Five generations were present at the gathering.

New Zealand Herald, 11 November 1931 OLD COLONIST
One of New Zealand's oldest colonists, Mr William Clark, of Rehia, North Auckland, will celebrate his 94th birthday today. There will be a gathering of the family, consisting of five generations, at Paparoa to celebrate the occasion.

Auckland Star, 5 July 1906 - DEATH
CLARK - On July 4, after a long and painful illness, Wilhemina, the beloved wife of William Clark, of Morningside, late of Rehia, Northern Wairoa. The funeral will leave her late residence at 2p.m. on Friday for Purewa Cemetery

New Zealand Herald, 27 August 1932
One of New Zealand's oldest colonists, Mr William Clark, died yesterday at his home, Woodlands, Rehia, North Auckland, in his 95th year. He had spent nearly 90 years in the Dominion and was particularly well known in the North, where he had lived for 80 years.
Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, Mr. Clark arrived at Nelson with his parents in 1842 (sic) after a voyage of six months in the ship Indus, the second emigrant ship to go to Nelson. The family stayed in Nelson four years and then moved to Auckland, staying at the Ship Inn, then the only hotel in the town. Mr Clark's first employment was at a rope works in Mechanics Bay, where he worked 12 hours a day and six days a week for four shillings and sixpence. At the age of 15 he went pit-sawing with his father in the bush at Northern Wairoa. The trip from Auckland to Northern Wairoa took five days, Mr Clark and his father having to walk from Riverhead to Helensville and then travel on a whaleboat to Omana. In 1860 the Government opened the first land for selection scheme and Mr Clark's father bought a large section. A few years later Mr Clark moved to Whakahara, where he opened a general store and butchery. In 1864 he married Miss Wilhemina Paton, of Northern Wairoa and in 1886 he bought a farm at Rehia where he resided until his death. His home was often the stopping place of travellers and cattle dealers.
His wife died in 1906 and his father in 1909. Mr Clark is survived by a large family. The funeral will take place to-morrow at Purewa Cemetery.

WILLIAM & WILHEMINA are buried Plot 62, Row 29, Block D at Purewa cemetery

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William CLELAND - TAITA SCHOOL New Zealand - 1864

taken from PAPERS PAST

(anything in italics are my additions as are any capitals)

EVENING POST - 30 April 1909


The genesis of a country school


... Month in and month out, for nearly two generations, the Taita school committee has met with regularity, and, what is more interesting, on each occasion the same familiar figure - that of Mr Wm. CLELAND - has occupied the secretary's chair. With the exception of one break on the occasion of his taking up his residence at Petone for about three years, Mr Cleland has filled the post of secretary, being absent from one meeting only

It was in the days of the old Provincial Government, in 1864, that the then settlers of the Taita and surrounding districts began to bestir themselves in the matter of securing a public school.
Previously, a private school had been conducted by a Mr ROBINSON, but its benefits were not quite so far-reaching as could have been wished.

A meeting to discuss the project of a permanent school was held at th general rendeavous of that time - the bush hotel - then known by the sign of the Albion, and situated on a site now occupied by GADSBY Bros., butchers.

On the motion of a Mr W. WHITEWOOD, it was resolved to set up a committee to canvas the district for subscriptions. The settlers, though comparatively small in numbers, responded fairly liberally, with the result that 150 was collected (about $15,300 in 2011). Even so long ago deputations were the order of the day, and the Provincial Government was waited upon by the settlers who had the project in hand.
The Government, according to the minute-book of the secretary Mr Cleland, which is still preserved intact, extended a very courteous reception, offering every encouragement, and agreeing to grant a subsidy of pound for pound on all the sucscriptions received, including a schoolsite of a half-acre, donated by the late Mr George BRICK. This seems to have given considerable impetus to the movement.

The next step of importnce was the acceptance of the tender of a Mr H. MEAGER (Henry 1830-1916)for the erection of a two-roomed school-house, with dwelling attached. The fact that they had to pay for the tuiton of their children does not appear to have produced any pronounced hesitation on the part of the settlers - many of whom were struggling hard for their existence - in decding to send them to school.

The district served by the school included Stoke's Valley and the Nainai (sic), and to the credit of the original founders of the school, no less than between one hundred and two hundred children attended for instruction soon after its opening.
At the Taita at the time mentioned, each child - through its parents, of course - had to pay 2 per annum ($204 in 2011) for the privilege of receiving instruction; for two children in one family the charge was 3 10s; amd 30s for every other child.
Despite the fees, however, very few children, if any, were debarred from receiving tuition; settlers often paying for somebodys else's children in cases where the parents could not find the money.

The first teacher engaged was Mr Walter MANTEL, who continued in his positiion for some four or five years. The salary he received - 200 and house provided free - while by means large, ($393 a week) compares very favourably with some of the remunerations at present being paid to back-block teachers.
Towards the payment of the teacher's salary, a subsidy was each year received from the Provincial Government.

Some of the scholars were rough and ready specimens to keep under control, but, notwithstanding this, their attendance was more regular than that of the children of to-day.

Now and again the school would be plunged into perturbation by rumours of Maori risings, but nothing untoward happened until some years later, when the building was destroyed by fire. After that, for an interval of a few months, the classes were housed in the old Wesleyan chapel.

Meanwhile there was being built a new structure, which is in use at the present time (1909). Gradually, however, the general condition of things had been undergoing a metamorphosis; colleges had sprung up; new educational laws had come into operation, and the system governing the school was greatly changed. The new building was erected by the Government, the settlers not being asked to assist financially.

All that remains, officially, to remind one of te early schooling days is the minute-book, in which the business of the first and subsequent meetings of the original committee were recorded.

Incidentally, it may be said that it is noteworthy that the only members of the first committee who are alive today are Messrs W. CLELAND, S. MILNE and D.HUGHEY. The former has kept a store at Taita for many yars, while Mr Milne is one of the oldest settlers, if not actually the oldest. The other gentleman has been away from the district for a number of years.

ROLL CALL for TAITA SCHOOL 1875 - 1951