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William Henry ANCELL, aged 4 months at Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

William Henry Ancell was born in April 1890 to
Charles & Mary Ann Ancell

their (known) children were:

1890-1890 William Henry Ancell
- died aged 4 months
- he is buried in Plot 97 at Old Gorge Cemetery

1892-1968 John Joseph Ancell
- married Margaret Wylie in 1914

1894-1913 Mary Violet Ancell
- married Samuel Edward Smith in 1911
- Mary died aged 20 in 1913.
- Her sister Norah married Samuel 4 years later

1895-1974 George Ancell

1897-1985 Alice Ancell
- married Robert Craill (1891-1975) in 1915
- he was a son of Thomas Craill & Ida Elizabeth Longher
- some known children of Thomas & Ida Craill were:
1891-1975 Robert - as above
1893-1969 David - married Juanita Hampton Barwick
1900-1975 Archie - married Edna Hadfield
1903-1985 Daphne Alice - married Walter Henry Ellis
1904-1996 Harold
1907-1990 Evan

1899-1992 Norah Ancell
- married Samuel Edward Smith in 1917
- he was married to her sister Mary Violet until Mary's death in 1913

1900-1976 James Patrick Ancell

1902-? Margaret Christina Ancell
- married Robert Henry Seymour Coker (1895-1972) in 1919
- his mother was Alice Elizabeth Coker, father not recorded

1903-? Eveline Mabel Ancell

1905-1952 Ivy Jane Ancell
- didn't marry

William Henry BIGNAL & Ellen BLACKBEE - Levin

William Henry BIGNAL was born about 1854 in Cheltenham, England
- a son of John BIGNAL & Elizabeth BUTCHER
15 MARCH 1912 - LEVIN
... William Henry Bignal, caretaker of the Levin schoolhouse, was found dead yesterday morning, hanging to a ladder in the school. He had been strange in his conduct for some months past

William married Ellen BLACKBEE in New Zealand in 1884
- Ellen was born in Pelorua, Marlborough 15 Aug 1866, a daughter of Charles BLACKBEE (1832-1895) & SARAH Ann HARRINGTON (1842-1901). She died 28 July 1937 in Levin

they had 10 children:

1885 - Ida Elizabeth Bignal
- nothing known

1886 - Edith Ellen Bignal
- Eith married Frank James MERSON in 1905

1888 - Amelia May bignal
- Amelia married Herbert Edward AMBRIDGE in 1908

1894 - 1953 William Henry Bignal
- William married Clara Doris SALMONS in 1921
24 SEP 1935 - Mrs W. SALMONS. The death occurred, after a short illness of Mrs Rachel Salmons, on Sunday at Levin. Mrs Salmons, who was 72 years of age, came to New Zealand from England in 1874 with her parents, Mr and Mrs S. T. Parsons, living first at Silverstream, then at Ohariu Valey, and finally taking resience 45 years ago in Levin. She is survived by three daughters, Mesdames A. R. RANSOM, J. T. OAK and W. H. BIGNAL and two sons, Messrs W. S. and L. R. SALMONS, all of Levin
20 SEP 1940, at Winchester Street, Levin, Clara Doris, beloved wife of William Henry Bignal; aged 42 years

1896 - Ruby Isabel Bignal
- Ruby married Arthur Reginald BORLAND in 1920

1896 - 1979 Alfred Percy Bigal
- Alfred married Ada Mary WHEELER in 1915

1902 - 1902 Phyllis Ilene Bignal
- Phyllis died aged 3 months

1904 - Mandeline Hinemoa Bignal
- Mandeline married Samuel John FREE in 1931

1906 - 1906 Moya Marjorie Bignal
- Moya died aged 10 days

1910 - 1872 Herbert George Bignal
- spouse unknown

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William Henry BOWATER 1851 - 1925 - - - Cardiff to New Zealand

William Henry Bowater was born in Cardiff in Wales and died in Sandon, New Zealand.
He married Fanny Gaskin in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1874 and they had 6 children that I know of...

Harold Richard Bowater b.1877 - d.1941
Ormond Charles b.1879 - died aged 17 in 1896
Ellen Ethel Elizabeth b.1882 - d.?
Constance Milicent Annie b.1888 - died aged 7 months
Annie b.1888 - was she a twin with Constance, or do I have the birth year wrong?
Cecil Ernest Tancred b.1889 - d. 1936

Can you also help with William's parents and also the ship he emigrated on and the spouses of his children etc

William Henry CARTER + Emily CARTWRIGHT - Manawatu

William Henry CARTER
married on 1 December 1900 to:

the known children of WILLIAM & EMILY
... 1
1902 - ? Alfred Edward Carter

- nothing known

... 2
1903 - ? Trevor Victor Carter

- nothing known

... 3
1904 - 1909 Iris Amy Carter

-Amy died 20 July 1909 aged 5
- she is buried Grave 12, Block G at Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

... 4
1906 - ? Freesia Kathleen Carter

- nothing known

... 5
1908 - 1987 Clarence Frederick Carter

- Clarence married Irene Angelina SNEESTON in 1924

The above is all I have on this family
if you can help please leave a message in comment box below

William Henry FREEMAN + Paulina Anna TABARELLE -

William Henry FREEMAN (1857-1929)
married Paulina Anna TABARELLE (1864-1917) on 17 March 1880

Paulina Freeman died 21 June 1917 aged 53
William Freeman died 6 Dec 1929 aged 72

William & Paulina had 8 known CHILDREN

... 1
1881 - 1910 Eunice Freeman
- Eunice married Alfred James MORRIS in 1908
- Alfred was 1 of the first men from the Thames district, chosen as an eligible applicant to serve with the Hauraki Rifles, Auckland Division 7th Contingent
- Alfred remarried in 1918 to Ethel GRAHAM

... 2
1883 - 1975 Josiah Freeman
- Josiah married Elizabeth FINDLAY 14 Dec 1911 in Auckland

... 3
1885 - 1948 Catherine Elizabeth Freeman
- Catherine didn't marry

... 4
1887 - Pauline Freeman

... 5
1889 - 1937 Clarice Freeman
19 Dec 1900 Clarice was in Standard IV at Waiokaraka School, Thames and won a prize for Good Attendance
- Clarice married Frederick Charles SCOTT in 1912
20 Dec 1901 Clarice was in Standard V at Waiokaraka School and received am Attendance Certificate
19 Dec 1901 Clarice was in Standard VI at Waiokaraka School and received an Attendance Prize

... 6
1891 - 1974 William Henry 'Bill' Freeman
- born in Miranda, Firth of Thames
20 Dec 1901 William was in Standard IV at Waiokaraka School and received am Attendance Certificate
- Bill married Mercy Mary Willow MUNRO (1888-1975) 27 April 1915 in Tauranga

... 7
1893 - Annie 'May' Freeman
19 Dec 1902 May was in Standard III at Waiokaraka School, Thames and received an Attendance Prize
- Annie May married William Frederick WALMSLEY in 1918

... 8
1895 - 1896 Albert Harley Freeman
- Albert died aged 6 months


16 March 1909
... Mr W. H. Freeman, formerly of Thames, of the Magistrate's Court staff, Rotorua, who has been transferred to Auckland, was yesterday presented by a number of his friends with a gold watch and chain as a mark of esteem

Waiokaraka School - on the right
taken from the site: Thames NZ Genealogy Resources
great site with many old photos and info on Settlers, History, Military, Mining, Businesses, Churches, Hotels etc

William Henry GARTON + Agnes ALEXANDER - Northland, New Zealand

William Henry GARTON was born in 1851, parents and siblings unknown
Agnes ALEXANDER was born in 1860, parents and siblings unknown

William and Agnes had the following known children:

1885-1956 Margaret Emma 'Maggie' Garton
- married Alfred Sharpley 'Jim' FOSTER in
- he was a son of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Margaret died aged 71 in Oruaiti, Northland

1887-1968 Alexander William Garton
- married Roseanna FOSTER
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Alexander died aged 81

1890-1966 Inez Irene May Garton
- married Stewart Glenney FOSTER in
- he was a son of Stovin Foster & Ethel Jean STURGE
- Stovin was a brother of Jabez Foster (above & below)
- Inez died aged 76

1891-1947 Ernest Cecil Garton
- married Persis NICHOLL in
- her parents not known
- Ernest died aged 56

1893-1958 Albert George 'Bert' Garton
- married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FOSTER in
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Albert died aged 65

15-1-1895 to 23-1-1895 Bertie Garton
- Bertie died aged 8 days

1896-1956 Agnes Hilda Garton
- married William George Francis FOSTER in
- he was a son of George Foster & Mary Ann Christina RODGERS
- Agnes died aged 66
- was William related to the other Foster's here??

1898-1968 Edward Andrew Garton
- married Elizabeth Mortimer MASON in
- she was a daughter of George Mortimer Mason & Fanny Eunice NORRIS
- Edward died aged 69

1900-1955 Gilbert Gordon Garton
- married Nina Gladys Maud KITCHEN in
- she was a daughter of George Kitchen & Dorothy Amelia Hargreaves THOMPSON
- Gilbert died aged 55

1902-1972 Lena Elizabeth Rose Garton
- married Alfred James McCALLUM in
- he was a son of Samuel Henry McCallum & Lillian 'Lily' HAMMOND
- Lena died aged 70

William Henry MANHIRE + Lucy Sarah GAY - New Zealand

William Henry MANHIRE married Lucy Sarah GAY 1882 in New Zealand

their known children were:

1883 - 1964 Elsie Maud Manhire
- Elsie married John Frederick KENWORTHY (1881-1973) in 1904

1885 - 1961 Amy Asenath Gay Manhire
- Amy married Gilbert HARDAKER (1883-1952) in 1907

1887 - 1917 Ernest Arthur Danesbury Manhire
- Ernest married Alice Beatrice BOND in 1913
- Ernest served in WWI as Private 40825 with the NZEF 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
- his next of kin was his wife in Hornby, Canterbury
- Ernest was KILLED IN ACITON 4 Oct 1917 in Ypres, Belgium

1889 - 1873 Vida Victoria Manhire
- Vida married Robert SINCLAIR in 1914

1893 - 1978 Clifton Garfield Manhire
- Clifton served in WWI as Trooper 7/1489 with the Canterbury 6th Reinforcements
- his next of kin was bis father in Hirnby, Canterbury
- Clifton married Isbella/Isaobel WHITFIELD (1895-1970) in 1921

1896 - 1979 William Tennyson Roimata Manhire
- William served in WWI as Private 6/3087 with the Canterbury 7th Reinforcements
- his next of kin was his father in Hornby, Canterbury
- William married Ethel May LEDSHAM (1896-1981) in 1920

1898 - 1967 Lucy Stella Rewa Rewa Manhire
- Lucy married John COBURN in 1928

William Henry MANHIRE died in 1930 aged 71
his wife Lucy Sarah died in 1952 aged 91

William Henry Nelson - Managing Director WOODVILLE Bacon Company

William Henry Nelson was born in about 1867

In 1914 he was the Managing Director of the
The company was formed in 1909 and established the "Morepork" brand of hams and bacons.

- Mr J.H. Cronin was the works manager with a staff of 30.
- Mr J.M. Calder was the secretary to the company

"Mr W.H. Nelson took a real live interest in the business affairs.
His pretty home, surrounded by patches of native bush was adjacent to the factory and consequently he was invariably within easy call should any knotty problem puzzle the mind of this popular and efficient manager, Mr Cronin"

A very interesting read on how the machinery was operated - by steam and gas, with photos, is at the above link.
An engine room and extensive machinery plant was under the charge of Mr H.D. Cronin, a competent engineer

William died aged 88 on 2nd May 955

His wife was Mary Violet (maiden name unknown at this time)
- Mary was born in 1872 - she died in 1953 aged 81 and is buried beside him in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

William Henry NEWENHAM + Florence Mortimer BOUGHTON - buried Bolton Street

William Henry NEWENHAM (1842-1912)
married Florence Mortimer BOUGHTON (1854-1944) in Wellington 1885

their 4 known children:

1886 - 1969 Florence Grace 'Gracie' Newenham
- born 3 April 1886
- she attended Mount Cook Girls

- Gracie married Thomas Henry Charles BEDFORD in 1912
- they lived in Seatoun, Wellington for a time

Evening Post, 7 December 1912 On Friday afternoon, Miss Gracie Newenham was presented by the firm of Messrs. Joseph Nathan and Co., Ltd., with a solid silver tea service and a silver-mounted crystal salad bowl, on the occasion of her approaching marriage

THOMAS HENRY CHARLES died 26 November 1946 aged 61
- he was cremated at Karori
FLORENCE GRACE died 17 November 1969 aged 83
- her burial not yet found


1888 - Emily Jane Kathleen 'Kathy' Newenham
- born 30 May 1888
Evening Post, 31 May 1888 NEWENHAM - On 30th May 1888, the wife of W. H. Newenham, Hopper-street, Wellington, N.Z., of a daughter
EMILY died 10 March 1889 aged 9 months

Evening Post, 12 March 1889 NEWENHAM - On Sunday morning, 10th March, 1889, at Hopper-street, Wellington, N.Z., Emily Jane Kathleen, the much beloved and youngest daughter of Wm. H. and Florence Newenham, aged 9 months and 9 days
- she is buried Plot 2309, C of E at Bolton street Cemetery with her father


1890 - Jessie Mary Newenham
- born 9 April 1890
- she attended Mount Cook Girls
Evening Post, 4 April 1923
... A pleasant little ceremony took place at Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen's when Miss Jessie Newenham, who is leaving the staff on account of her approaching marriage, was presented with a handsome silver tea service and silver-mounted oak tray, suitably engraved. The manager, Mr C. G. Wilson, made the presentation, and expressed the good wishes of the donors of the gift

Evening Post, 6 March 1923 A pleasant party was given by Mrs T. Bedford, of Seatoun, in honour of her sister, Miss Jessie Newenham, whose marriage takes place shortly. Many pretty gifts of china were offered to the bride-elect

Evening Post, 14 April 1923
... The wedding was solemnised at St Mark's Church, Wellington, on 7th April, of Miss Jessie Mary Newenham, third daughter of Mrs and the late Mr W. H. Newenham (and grand-daughter of the late Commander Newenham, R.N.), and Mr John Morris Calcinai (1892-1964) - both of Wellington. The Ven Archdeacon Johnson officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W. E. A. Newenham, Britannia Heights, Nelson, wore a charming gown of white satin grenadine, with touches of apricot pink orange blossoms, and a beautiful veil lent by Mrs Rupert Meates, Melbourne.
The chief bridesmaid, Miss Zeta Blackmore, wore a pretty gold satin frock and net hat, wreathed with autumn leaves, and bouquet in keeping. Little Miss Joyce Bedford, niece of the bride, who was train-bearer, wore a dainty frock of sky blue net. Miss Edna Gigger, niece of the bridegroom, was in shell pink crepe-de-chine, and carried a posy of flowers.
Mr H. W. Morris was best man. Mr L. Watkins was at the organ.
The reception was held at 'Rostellan', Broadway, Seatoun, the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs T. H.C. Bedford.
Later Mr and Mrs Calcinai left by motor, the bride travelling in a nigger brown coat frock and hat of Iriental satin and brown feathers

Evening Post, 7 December 1929
... Mrs W. H. Newenham, Wellington, is visiting her daughter, Mrs J. M. Calcinai, Christchurch

JOHN died 27 November 1964 aged 72
JESSIE died 11 August 1979 aged 89
- they were cremated at Karori


1892 - 1968 William Edward Adino Newenham
- born 30 Dec 1892
- in 1904 William was orderly-room clerk at the Artillery Barracks at mount Cook
- William married Elizabeth Ellen DEVANNY (1896-1927) in 1914
Evening Post, 9 May 1914 NEWENHAM-DEVANNY - On the 17th April, at St Michael's Church, Christchurch, by the Rev Hordon, William Edward Adino, only son of Mrs and the late W. H. Newenham Esq., Wellington, and grandson of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., to Elizabeth Ellen, second daughter of the late WIlliam Devanny, Esq., Nelson

William served in WWI twice as Sergeant 43618 with the NZEF. He embarked 20 Aug 1917 & 19 March 1918. His next of kin was his wife Elizabeth at 72 Oriental Bay, Wellington

Evening Post, 12 October 1920 NEWENHAM - On the 10th October, 1920, to Mr and Mrs W. E. Newenham, Britannia Heights, Nelson - a son

ELIZABETH died 24 Jan 1927 aged 31
- she is buried Plot 030, Block 11 at Wakapuaka cemetery, Nelson

William remarried in July
Evening Post, 2 August 1927
... NEWENHAM-JOHNSTONE - On the 29th July, 1927, at All Saints Church, Nelson, by Rev Canon Dart, William Edward Adino, only son of Mrs W. H. Newenham, Wellington, to Dulcie May, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J. E. (John Eric) Johnstone, of Stoke, Nelson
NOTE (this was DULCIE MAY BERGSTROM! 1906-1993)
... Dulcie May was born 16 May 1906 to John Eric (1870-1955) & Elizabeth Emma (1883-1972) BERGSTON (she had a sister, Nita Lillian Bergstrom (1901-2005) who married Murdo Alexander McRae (1894-1963) in 1920), did her parents change their name to Johnstone??.
There was a John Erick Bergstrom who died in Grey Lynn, Auckland 8 Nov 1918 aged 86

in 1931 Dulcie May Newenham remarried to Archibald Lyall Gilbert Coulter in Napier
- they had a daughter:
1934 - Jill Elizabeth Coulter

Evening Post, 4 February 1944 Mr W. E. Newenham of Nelson, has been advised that his son, William A. Newenham, D.F.C., has been promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant. Mr Newenham's three sons are in the forces overseas and he is on home service with the R.N.Z.A.F.

WILLIAM EDWARD died 20 December 1967 aged 74
- he is buried Plot 006, Block 02D at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson


William Henry Newenham died 9 June 1912 aged 70
Dominion, 10 June 1912 NEWENHAM On the 9th June 1912, at the Wellington Hospital, William Henry Newenham, late of Defence Department, Wellington, N.Z., elder son of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., aged seventy years
... The death occurred at the Hospital yesterday of Mr William Henry Newenham, elder son of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., at the age of seventy. Deceased joined the Armed Constablulary in September, 1881, and after some years he was transferred to the Permanent Force, with the rank of gunner, where he remained until December, 1905. During the time he spent in the Permanent Artillery, his servies were availed of in the clerical branch. He held the Imperial and New Zealand long service and good conduct medals
- William is buried Plot 2309, C of E at Bolton street

Florence Mortimer Newenham died 1944 aged 90
Evening Post, 22 August 1944 NEWENHAM The Friends of the late Florence Mortimer Newenham are invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave our Chapel, 25 Kent Tce., Tomorrow (Wednesday). August 23, 1944, at the conclusion of the Service, which commences at 10.30 a.m., for the Crematorium, Karori
- Florence was cremated at Karori 23 Aug 1944 & possibly buried with William

plot 2309, Bolton Street Cemetery

last resting place of:
... William Henry Newenham in 1912
* his daughter Emily Jane Kathleen 'Kathy' Newenham in 1889
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

William Henry Reynolds DALE + Julia Mary Ann Seldon BUCK - Christchurch, New Zealand

William Henry Reynolds DALE was born 1854 in London
- emigrated to New Zealand with his father aboard the EGMONT which left England on 10th September 1856, arriving in Lyttelton on 23rd December 1856 .. at this time there is no mention of a mother

Julia Mary Ann Seldon BUCK (1856-1945) was born in Taita, Lower Hutt
- a daughter of George Green BUCK & Mary Ann Seldon SALMON

William and Julia were married in 1876, probably in Christchurch

their 7 sons were:

1877 - 1959 Arthur George Seldon Dale

1879 - Percy Heathcote Seldon Dale

1880 - Leonard Douglas Sheldon Dale

1882 - 1955 Garnet William Seldon Dale

1886 - 1908 William Alfred Seldon Dale

1890 - 1976 Ernest Reynolds Seldon Dale

1892 - 1969 Frederick Everard Seldon Dale

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