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William Henry ACKLAND - New Zealand

William Henry ACKLAND
- was born 17th November 1901
- his parents were William Newcombe ACKLAND & Eliabeth Ann FLOREY
- he lived at Foxton Beach for a time
- he died on the 3rd January 1975 aged 73 in Palmerston North
- he was cremated at Kelvin Grove
- a wife is not known at this time (if he married)

The children of William Ackland & Elizabeth Florey were:
1900 - Emily Jane
- Emily married Gordon Leslie McARTHUR in 1927
1901 - William Henry
1903 - Alice Beatrice
- Alice married Hugh Parson MACE in 1928
1907 - Irene Florence
1909 - Gladys May

- there may have been more children?

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 George FOSTER - Wanganui

This is an appendix to WANGANUI HOTELS & their landlords
featuring a short biography on one of the landlords:

William Henry George FOSTER (1853-1914)
married in Christ Church, Wanganui on 31 March 1875 to:
Sarah JOHNSTON (1856-1929)

Wanganui Chronicle, 3rd April 1875
FOSTER-JOHNSON - On the 31st March, at Christ Church, Wanganui, by the Rev. T. L. Tudor, William Henry George Foster, of Wanganui, to Sarah Johnston, daughter of Robert Johnston, Esq., of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland

William Henry George Foster was a Hotel Owner in Wanganui

William & Sarah had 10 known children:
... 1
1876 - 1948 John Robert Foster
John married Florence Gertrude PARSONS (1877-1947) in 1898
- daughter of Alfred John PARSONS & Emily PERRINAN
their known children:
* 1901 - Eric William Foster
FLORENCE died 27 Aug 1947 aged 70 in Auckland
JOHN died 23 April 1948 aged 72 in Auckland
- they are buried ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION D Row 2, Plot 96 at Waikumete
NOTE John helped his father run (and later took over) the Foster's Hotel in Taupo Quay, Wanganui

... 2
1878 - 1949 William Henry George Foster
William married Amy Elizabeth AMES (1877-1917) in 1912
- daughter of James AMES & Sarah POULTON
their known children:
* 1913 - Betty Ames Foster

... 3
1879 - 1906 Charles James Foster
Charles died aged 27
Wanganui Herald, 11 December 1906
It is our painful duty to have to record the death of Mr Charles James Foster, third son of Mr and Mrs W. H. G. Foster, who passed away this morning after a short illness. The deceased, who was born in Wanganui and had spent all his life here, was well known throughout the district. He took a keen interest in musical matters, and was a strong supporter of the Garrison Band. He also took a great interest in athletics, being a prominent member of various sports clubs, etc., and was one of the most enthusiastic members of the Wanganui Sailing Club. His death at the early age of 27 will be deeply regretted by all who knew him, The sorrowing relatives will have the heartfelt sympathy of their very many friends in their sad bereavement.

... 4
1881 - 1949 Florence Madeline Foster
Florence married Harry COCKS (1882-1939) in Wanganui 16 June 1908
- son of John Frederick COCKS & Hannah Maria Price CHILD
their known children:
* 1909 - Tui Norah Cocks
* 1913 - Dorothy Miriam Cocks

... 5
1883 - 1944 Albert Francis Foster
Albert was in Wanganui in 1914
Albert served in WWI as Corporal 13699 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 8th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 June 1916 listing his next of kin as his mother Sarah Foster of 23 Wilson Street, Wanganui. He suffered from gas and shell shock

... 6
1885 - 1937 Beatrice Foster
Beatrice married William Martin INNES (1870-1951) in 1910
- son of William Martin INNES & Mary Ann HUTTON

... 7
1887 - 1888 Victoria Mary Foster
Victoria died aged 10 months

... 8
1888 - 1925 Pat Leonard Johnstone Foster
Pat married Edith Mabel Cameron BROWNE in 1911
- they were living in Wellington in 1914

... 9
1889 - Grace Foster
- nothing known about Grace
she was a spinster in 1914 (see father's obituary)

... 10
1891 - 1941 Louisa Jane 'Lulu' Foster
Louisa married Frank Leslie GUNN (1888-1949) in 1919

William Henry George Foster died 6 March 1914 at his residence, Ballymena Villa, Wilson Street, Wanganui. He was 61
Wanganui Chronicle, 7 March 1914 OBITUARY
The announcement of the death of Mr W. H. G. Foster will be received with widespread regret, for, the mine host of Foster's Hotel there was no more popular man on this coast in the days gone by. For some 50 years Mr Foster was a resident of Wanganui and ever a worthy citizen, rendering service in many ways to the business and social life of the town. Ably assisted by his wife, he raised the status of the old Steam Packet Hotel (now known as Foster's Hotel) to one of the best known and most popular hostelries in the Dominion. Seven years ago, Mr J. R. Foster, eldest son of the deceased, took over the hotel and he is in command to this day. Since 1907 the late Mr Foster had lived a retired life. Although the greater part of his time was occupied with business matters, Mr W. H. G. Foster was a keen devotee of outdoor sport and he was an active and successful rifle shot, oarsman, bowler and racing enthusiast, while as an amateur billiard player he had few compeers in the early days.
The late Mr Foster had been 53 years in the Dominion, having arrived as a lad with his father (who was a soldier) from Bombay, in the troop-steamer Prince Arthur in 1861, and he came to Wanganui in the paddle-steamer Prince Alfred in 1864.
Mr Foster, whose mother is still alive, leaves a grown-up family of four sons (Messrs J. R., W. H. G., and A. F. Foster, of Wanganui and P. J. Foster of Wellington) and four daughters (Mesdames Cocks and W. Martin Innes and Misses Grace and Lulu Foster. all of Wanganui). The sympathy of a large circle of friends will be accorded to Mrs Foster, senr., Mrs W. H. G. Foster and the bereaved family.

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