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William HOVERD + Elizabeth CLARK - married in Wellington in 1890

William James HOVERD was born in 1864 and lived in Hawkes Bay for a time

He married Elizabeth CLARK in 1890 and they had 7 known children:

1891 - Elsie Maud Hoverd
- she married William Harvey HARVEY in 1911
- she died in 1953 aged 62

1892 - Ernest William James Hoverd
- he died aged 11 months

1894 - William Roy Hoved
- he married Alice Hane HUGHES in 1915
- he died in 1953 aged 59

1895 - James Arthur Hoved
- he marrid Florence Lilian DAVIES in 1918
- he died in 1966 aged 70

1897 - Doris Mary Hoverd
- she married Arthur APLIN in 1927
- he was a son of Charlie Aplin & Eliza Ann Flintoff WILLARD
- she died in 1985 aged 87 and is buried at Karori

1899 - Ruby Evelyn Hoverd
- she died aged 4 weeks

1908 - Violet Melva Hoverd
- she married Albert ROBERTS in 1929


William James Hoerd died in 1938 aged 74
his wife Elizabeth died in 1937 aged 66

William HOWITT + Isabella MacKAY - Patea

William HOWITT (1840-1920)
born in New Pitsligo, a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near Peterhead
- arrived 1861 on the Sir Ralph Abercrombie
he married 1 April 1865 to
Isabella 'Belle' MacKAY (1840-1911)
born 28 Nov 1840 in Inverness, Scottish Highlands
- arrived on the 'Pegasus' into Auckland 29 March 1865

WILLIAM & ISABELLA are buried:
New Plot 4051 & 4050 (Old Plots 5 & 6) Block 12 at Patea General


WILLIAM & ISABELLA had 10 children:

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1866 - 1881 George Sutherland Mackay Howitt
- born 28 January 1866 in Okato, buried 11 September 1881 in Patea
On the 9th September 1881, at Patea, George, son of William Howitt, late of Okato, aged 16 years
Taranaki Herald, 12 September 1881 The late George S. M. Howitt was a lieutenant in the cadets, and a military funeral was accorded him yesterday by the Cadets and Rifle Volunteers, accompanied by the Band. The Rifles fired the salute and the Good Templar body attended in regalia and performed their funeral service, and intend erecting a memorial. The concourse was a very large one

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1867 - 1917 Isabella Alphina Howitt
- born in Okato
- Isabella married Charles Robert George CHARTERIS (1872-1954) in 1897
Wanganui Chronicle, 13 August 1897 A glorious summer day favoured the wedding of Mr Robert Charteris, son of Mr David Charteris, of Temuka, and nephew of the Rev Dr Charteris, the Queen's senior chaplain in Scotland, to Miss Isabella Howitt, daughter of one of our most respected fellow townsmen. The ceremony was performed on Wednesday (11th) at the residence of the bride's father, only the relatives of the young couple being present. Mr Charteris was attended as best man by Mr George K. Kells. The bride was given away by her father and attended by her sisters, Misses Ada and Nelly, and Misses Isa Paterson, Lois Oldham and Helen Charteris. The bride wore a dress of fancy tweed blue colour, trimmed with cream coloured corded silk and carried a bouquet of hyacinth, snowdrops and maiden hair fern. The bridesmaids were dressed in cream silk lustre, trimmed with green velvet ribbon and wore gold ornaments, the present of the bridegroom. The mother of the bride wore a becoming dress of fancy tweed trimmed with jet. The presents which could be numbered by the score, were of the most varied description and were sent from all parts of New Zealand. The young couple carry with them into their new home the good wishes of a large circle of friends, the bride especially being esteemed on account of the many womanly qualities she possesses
- their known children:
1899 - 1977 Gordon Howitt Charteris
1901 - 1979 Oswald Mackay Charteris
1907 - 1907 Charles Robert Charteris (aged 7 weeks)
Isabella Alphina died 29 March 1917 & buried Plot 4, Block 14 Patea General

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1869 - 1956 William King Howitt
- born 16 January 1869 in Okato
- he married Jessie Skinner SOUTER in 1897
Taranaki Herald, 11 December 1897 Mr W. K. Howitt, eldest son of Mr William Howitt, formerly of Okato, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Jessie S. Souter, late of Aberdeen, Scotland, last week in the Waverley Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev C. MacDonald. The wedding was a charmingly pretty one, four nridesmaids being in attendance on the bride, while a large party of the young couple's relations were present; the ladies being exquisitely dressed. The lovely bouquets which were quite a feature were all the gifts of Mrs E. Derrett, of Pine HIll. The bride, who was given away by Mr J. B. Taylor, chairman of the Waverley Town Board, was attired in an electric grey costume, trimmed with Merveilleaux and white Bengaline silk, white straw hat trimmed with chiffon and violets, and wore a massive gold bangle, the present of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids - Misses Ada and Nelly Howitt and the MissES Moir - were attired in cream silk lustre with picture hats trimmed with chiffon and lilies of the valley, and all wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's travelling dress was fawn tweed with hat to match. The honeymoon is being spent at Stony River. Mr Howitt, who is known to a good many old Taranakites as a writer, and as one who has travelled about the world a good deal, has now finally settled down with his charming wife for good and all. Good wishes from people all along the coast follow the young couple into their new home
- in 1917 he was made a Justice of the Peace at Devonport, Auckland
Hawera & Normanby Star, 6 December 1900 Owing to ill-health, Mr W. K. Howitt, of Patea, is leaving the colony. Mr Howitt was a borough councillor, and took a generally intelligent interest in the welfare of Patea
Evening Post, 4 April 1902
...Mr W. K. Howitt, who was for thirty years a settler in the Taranaki District, and who was for some years a member of the Patea Borough Council, has taken up his abode at Tarland, in Aberdeenshire, where he holds the position of postmaster. A few evenings ago Mr Howitt delivered a lecture on New Zealand, under the auspices of the Town Council
Evening Post, 1 October 1903 from London - Mr William Clark SOUTER, M.B., Ch.B., has been selected by the Admiralty to act as surgeon on board the Antarctic relief ship Terra Nova, which has been fitted out at Dundee for the expedition, and which will leave this country almost immediately. Dr Souter, who recently graduated with honours at Aberdeen University, is a nephew of Mrs W. K. Howitt, lately of Patea, New Zealand
Patea 1908 Mr William King Howitt, who was elected to the Patea Borough Council in January, 1897, and again in September of the same year, is a son of Mr William Howitt, of Patea, an early military settler. He was born at Okato, Stony River, near New Plymouth, in the year 1869, and was partly educated in the blockhouse then in use as a private school. His education was continued at Patea after the removal of his parents to that town, and there, too, he learned the trade of a baker with his father. Then he took a trip to the Old Country, where he found employment in the office of the Northern Trawling Company, Aberdeen, Scotland, and attended evening classes at the Gordon College. Mr Howitt travelled nearly all over England and Scotland, and on his return to New Zealand wrote and published an account of his travels, of which 4000 copies were printed by Messrs Mills, Dick, and Co., of Dunedin, and the whole issue was promptly sold. While at Home he made known the many advantages of colonial life, and was in this way successful in inducing about thirty emigrants to avail themselves of the opportunities offered by Mr Courtney, the well-known immigration agent for Taranaki. Mr Howitt bought his father's business in 1897, but subsequently disposed of it to his brother. In 1897 he married the daughter of the late Mr. George Souter, farmer, of Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Mr Howitt is further referred to as a general storekeeper at Awatuna East.
- in 1939 the Marquis of Aberdeen, wrote to William's wife, Jessie, from Haddo House, Aberdeen, in regard to the passing of his mother Isabel, marchioness of Aberdeen, who devoted the greater part of her life to Women's causes
- in March 1941, Jessie, of Stanley Bay, left with her niece, Miss Maud Henty, for Tapuhi north Auckland
Auckland Star, 17 April 1944 On April 17, 1944, at the Green Lane Hospital, Jessie S., dearly loved wife of W. K. Howitt, of 49 Glen Road, Stanley Bay. A service will be held at the residence of G. M. Howitt, 3 Ngaroma Road, Greenwood's Corner at 10.30a.m. Private cremation. No flowers
- William King Howitt wrote the books:
A Pioneer Looks Back, Auckland, 1945
A Pioneer Looks Back Again, Auckland, 1947


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1871 - 1954 Adam 'Ad' Howitt
- born in Okato
Hawera & Normanby Star, 1 August 1899 The illuminated address which was presented to Mr Lowe, late chief engineer of New Zealand railways, who is leaving Wellington to take up mission work in India, was the work of Mr Ad Howitt, formerly of Patea. Mr Howitt, who is now one of the foremost artists in New Zealand, has made rapid strides in his profession; this lates work is described by a Wellington paper to be really a work of genius. A leading idea in the design is sunset in New Zealand and sunrise in India, typifying the close of Mr Lowe's career her and his entry upon a new one abroad. This is suggested by the artist in a couple of scenes, thus described in the New Zealand Times: "The first represents 'Evening in New Zealand' and shows Egmont's magnificent proportions, outlined against a sunset sky, and contrasted with it is 'Morning in India' the rising sun casting a warm glow over a tropical sky and throwing into relief the form of 'that dream in marble', the Taj Mahal, whose beauties are mirrored in the placid depths of the river which stretches in a broad stream to the foreground of the picture".
The material used by this young man when he was quite a lad to draw his crude sketches on was the paper bags in his father's shop that were used for putting confectionery in, and one lady whose sense of propriety was of the strictest kind complained rather severely that a bag her little girl had got had the picture of a horse race on it, the horses coming in to the post neck and neck. There is something of the irony of fate in the fact that the same lady has had cause to congratulate him on some of his later day work
Evening Post, 22 October 1889 Mr Allan Smith, the well-known "Highland Laddie" of Manners-street, has just had built to his order by Mr George Luke, of Taranaki-street, a very handsome grocer's delivery cart with somewhat novel decorations. The side panels are painted in a tartan pattern, with the words "Highland Laddie" in large striking letters running along, and in the centre a shield. on which has been painted by Mr Adam Howitt and excellent picture of a Highlander in full costume. The vehicle altogether us well constructed and cannot fail to excite attention in the streets
Wanganui Chronicle, 10 April 1894 A most interesting event took place at the Borough Chambers to-day in the shape of a gathering of the friends of Mr Webster, Manager of the Bank of Australasia, who is leaving for the Palmerston North branch. His Worship the Mayor, Mr R. A. Adams, read an address which was excellently illuminated by Mr Adam Howitt, and was quite a work of art and the admiration of all ...
- Adam married Clara Louisa MORTON (1871-1948) in 1899. Daughter of Mr Thomas Morton, City Engineer of Wellington & Clara WINSLADE
Wanganui Chronicle, 11 May 1899 A very pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mrs Hurley, St Hill-street, on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., when Mr Adam Howitt, well and favourably known in Patea and surrounding districts (late artist for Christchurch Engraving Company) and second surviving son of Mr W. Howitt, of Patea, and Miss Clara Morton were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The Rev H. Peters officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W. Morton, was attired becomingly in white, with the orthodox veul and orange blossoms, and was attended by Miss Blythe and the Misses Ada and Nellie Howitt. Bride and bridemaids wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr A. M. Howitt acted as best man. The ceremony over, the company was entertained at afternoon tea, at which some 40 friends of the bridal pair were present, after which the happy couple took their departure, amid showers of rice and good wishes, for Palmerston North, en route for Wellington, their future residence
- their known children:
* 1900 - 1959 Donald Mackay Howitt
- March 1925, the engagement is announced of Miss Beatrice May, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Shirtcliffe, of Remuera, Auckland, to Mr Donald Mackay, only son of Mr and Mrs Ad. Howitt, of Lyall Bay, Wellington
* 1905 - Isabel Adaline Howitt
Evening Post, 12 June 1901 The New RAILWAY OFFICES now being built for the accommodation of the Railway Department in Featherston-street, opposite the Telephone Exchange, will be a distinct addition to the architecture of Wellington ... according to the designs the trowel which is to be presented to the Duke of Cornwall on the occasion of laying the foundation stone will be an exceedingly handsome memorial. It is designed by Mr Ad Howitt, of the Railway Department. The principal feature of the design is the border work, representing Maori carvings and rata blooms. The handle is of greenstone, surmounted by a solid Imperial Crown in gold. The inscription is as follows:- Royal Arms. Presented to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York to commemorate the occasion of his laying the foundation stone of the New Zealand Railway Departmental Offices, Wellington, June 1901. Here follow the names of the Governor and Ministers and builder. The trowel will be enclosed in a wooden casket ornamented by maori carving, the casket being the work of Mr Heberley of Petone. The trowel is being manufactured by Messrs Littlejohn and Son, and the engraving is the handiwork of Mr W. R. Bock
- in 1928 Ad was described as the 'Chief Draughstman of the Railway Department' in Wellington

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1873 - 1873 Margaret Howitt
- On the 19th April 1873, at Sunnyside, Okato, Margaret, infant daughter of William and Isabella Howitt, aged 9 days

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1874 - 1937 Alexander Mackay Howitt
- On the 1st September, at Sunnyside, Okato, Mrs William Howitt of a son
- Alexander married Isa PATERSON (1879-1915) in 1900
Taranaki Herald, 3 October 1900 The first wedding celebrated in the Patea Presbyterian Church took place last week, when Mr A. M. Howitt, fourth son of Mr W. Howitt, was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Isie Paterson, second daughter of Mr John Paterson, of Patea. The wedding was one of the prettiest yet seen in Patea. The church had been tastefully decorated by the young friends of the young couple, and when the ceremony began the church was simply packed with people, many being quite unable to gain admission., thereby testifying to the popularity of both parties, who had been brought up from childhood in the town, and who were now to enter upon a new sphere and important page in their life's history. The bride, who was led to the altar by her father, was dressed in a white silk lustre, trimmed with chiffon and lace, and with the customary veil and orange blossoms. She carried a beautiful bouquet and was attended by four diminutive bridesmaids. who were daintily dressed in white and buttercups, two of which carried flower baskets and two shepherd's crooks. All of the little dots wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Gordon Howitt and Mr Gordon as groomsman, The choir, of which both the bride and bridegroom had been prominent members for some time past, assisted by friends, with Mrs J. K. Mitchell as organist, sang a hymn appropriate to the occasion. The Rev A. M. Beattie conducted the ceremony and at the close, following a good old Scotch custom, presented the young couple with a family bible, theirs being the first wedding celebrated in the church. After the ceremony the bride's parents entertained a large party at afternoon tea, the whole being photographed by Mr Ad Howitt. The honeymoon is to be spent in Wellington. As the couple left the station in the afternoon, three hearty cheers were raised in their honour by the large crowd that lined the station platform. Over a hundred presents were received from well-wished and friends, one especially noticeable present being from the Patea band, of which Mr Howitt has been a prominent member for many years
Evening Post, 8 October 1915 On the 4th October 1915, at Mantel-street, Seatoun, Wellington Isa, beloved wife of Alexander Mackay Howitt, late of Patea, aged 36 years. Interred at Karori Cemetery 6th October
- Alexander next married Christina BROWN in 1917
Patea 1908 Alexander Mackay Howitt, General Storekeeper and Tea Merchant. Baker and Confectioner, corner of Egmont and Bedford Streets, Patea. Bankers, Bank of Australasia. Mr Howitt's general store was established in the year 1895 by Mr W. K. Howitt and himself, but two years later, when the success of the undertaking was assured, the senior partner withdrew from the firm, and Mr A. M. Howitt became sole proprietor. Mr Howitt subsequently purchased from his brother, Mr W. K. Howitt, the bakery business which had been founded by their father. The bakehouse is well equipped, the oven being one of the largest on the coast, and lined top and bottom with fire bricks. An improvement, by no means common in the colony, is a patent pyrometer, an instrument for measuring the degrees of heat above those indicated by a mercurial thermometer. The advantages of this kind of oven become apparent, when it is explained that the baking occupies only about half the time required by the old style of oven. As a result, there is a great improvement in the quality of the bread, as well as in the speed with which it can be turned out in large quantities. Mr Howitt's carts traverse the country round for a radius of about ten miles, with prompt delivery in all weathers; and his wedding cakes, and other fancy confections, frequently find their way into Hawera, Waverley and other neighbouring towns. The business is conducted in a fine shop, which is stocked with all the varied goods usually found in a country store. Mr Howitt is a direct importer of crockery and other manufactures, and is agent for the Tiger and Golden Heart teas. He also deals largely in flour from the best mills in the colony. Mr. Howitt was born at Stoney river, Taranaki, in 1875, educated at Pahia, and after gaining two years' experience with the late Mr. R. A. Adams, several five years with Mr John Gibson, the well known storekeeper of Patea. After that he went into business with his brother as a general storekeeper, and subsequently acquired the business on his own account.
- he was on the 1930 Census in East Sydney, New South Wales
Evening Post, 23 March 1937 On March 17 1937, AT Sydney (suddenly), Alexander Mackay Howitt, well-loved brother of W. K. and G. M. Howitt, Auckland and Ad. Howitt, Mrs A. J. Roberts and Miss H. G. Howitt, Wellington; aged 62 years

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1877 - 1960 Ada Howitt
- born in Okato
- Ada married Alban Joseph ROBERTS in 1903
- Alban was born in Wellington to William Henry ROBERTS & Kate Clara BOWERN. He was the inventor, in 1920, of 'The Kaiser' (an electrically powered automaton suited in sheet metal i.e. a 'TIN-MAN ROBOT') SEE ** BELOW
Taranaki Herald, 9 January 1904 One of the prettiest and most popular weddings that have ever taken place in Patea was that which was celebrated in the Presbyterian Church on Friday afternoon, November 27th, between Mr Alban J. Roberts, electrical engineer and Miss Ada, second daughter of Mr William Howitt, one of our oldest and most esteemed residents. The truth of the old saying 'happy is the bride the sun shines on' was fully exemplified, as not only did the bride look charming, but the weather was as delightful as any bride could wish it to be. The church, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion by the girlfriends of the bride, was filled to overflowing by the friends of the contracting parties, three white bells of artistic design, the work of the Misses Darling, being hung immediately over the spot where the wedding ceremony took place. The bride was attired in a dress of cream corded silk prettily tucked and trimmed with embroidered silk, chiffon and cream satin ribbon, wore the orthodox veil and orange blossoms and a gold bracelet set with pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet of white flowers, the gift of Mrs E. Derritt, of Pine Hill. She was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Helen Gordon Hewitt (sister of the bride), and two pretty little dots namely, Misses Maudie Mitchell and Lynn Edwards. The chief bridesmaid was attired in cream, black hat trimmed with long chiffon strings. She wore a diamond and ruby ring, the gift of the bridegroom. The two little girls mentioned wore pretty quaint, long cream chiffon gowns, cream silk Dutch bonnets with long chiffon ends, also gold pins with heart pendants, the gifts of the bridegroom, and carried baskets of rose leaves, which were strewn as the happy pair left the church. Master Gordon Howitt Charteris, nephew of the bride, was attired as "Little Lord Fauntleroy". Mr Gordon Mackay Howitt, brother of the bride, was best man. The orchestra consisted of Mesdames Mitchell and Edwards, and Misses Jacomb and Dixon, who played the Wedding march with excellent effect as the bridal party entered and left the church. The bride was presented with an artistic horse shoe by Bertha Edwards, a pretty little dot of three summers, as an additional souvenir of the happy occasion. The bride's gift to the bridegroom were gold studs and sleeve links. The wedding party were then driven to the residence of the bride's parents, the coach occupied by the newly wedded couple being artistically decorated. The health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by the Rev Mr Lewis in a felicitous speech, the bridegroom responding. The health of the bridegroom, and responded to on their behalf by Mr G. Mackay Howitt, The toast "The bride's parents", was proposed by the Rev Mr Lewis, Mr W. H. Howitt responding. Mr W. H. Howitt proposed the toast of "The Press". The bride's travelling dress was grey flaked voile trimmed with satin to match, and white silk, black chiffon hat with pink roses and long chiffon strings. The wedding presents were numerous, costly and useful. There were many pretty dresses worn amongst the guests at the ceremony, but they are too munerous to particularise. The honeymoon will be spent in Wellington

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1878 - 1878 Donald Howitt
- born 11 November 1878 in Patea, Donald died 16 November 1878 aged 5 days
- he is buried Plot 4048, (Old Plot 2), Block 12 at Patea General Presbyterian

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1879 - 1963 Helen 'Nellie' Gordon Howitt
- born in Patea, Helen didn't married
Taranaki Herald, 14 January 1890 About three years ago you published an item as to Nellie Howitt, the deaf and dumb daughter of Mr and Mrs Howitt, who were formerly settled at Okato. Nellie had been then two years at the Government Deaf and Dumb Institution at Christchurch, of which Mr Van Asch is principal. She is now ten years old, and has been five years at the Institution. Every year has shown a marked improvement in apprehension and intelligence, as in growth. Her appearance now speaks well for the motherly attention of Mr Van Asch who superintends the domestic arrangements, and the girl's readiness to return, and the hearty goodwill she expresses towards the teachers, as well as the principals of the Institution, is good testimony as to kindly treatment. She has, however, her partialities, and readily says whom she likes best. Little dreaming I should be intelligently answered, I put all sorts of odd questions, and was surprised at the accuracy and comparatively wide range of her knowledge. Finally I asked if she could sum, and right away came the answer, "Up to long division". I enclose samples which she worked out just as fast as she could make the figures, and she writes - and, in fact, is quick in all her movements. She speaks with a foreign accent, but distinctly, and very readily sees the point of any simple joke. What is now chiefly noticeable is the expansion of ideas, showing that the training is not mere rote, but a thorough explanation of the faculties. She brought home samples of school work, including drawing and needlework. The latter was excellent, and embraced on a square of calico, hemming, patching, gusseting and other useful forms. Of this work she is rather proud, being better in her own opinion that the work of an elder sister. She now fully realises the handicap which the deafness imposes as against those who can hear, and on her present holiday visit proved inquisitive as to how and when it was first found out that she could not hear
Hawera & Normanby Star, 16 April 1907 Helen, of Patea and her brother William King Howitt of Awatuna East, were staying at the Falls Mountain House, Stratford

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1881 - Gordon Mackay Howitt
- born in Patea
- Gordon married Clara Maud PALMER (1885-1983) in 1909. Daughter of Alfred & May Elizabeth PALMER
- they had:
1910 - 1998 Nancy Marjorie Howitt
- in 1911 he was Stationmaster at Mataroa
Auckland Star, 9 February 1927 For sixteen years a private tennis club at One Tree Hill have gratuitously used the tennis court belonging to Mr and Mrs A. J. Palmer, who celebrated their golden wedding on Sunday. Mr Palmer has all these years, supervised the preparation of the court for the Saturday players and, on Saturday last, taking time by the forelock, the members of the club were the first to congratulate the happly couple and a bright little function took place. A large wedding veil had been erected over the seat where Mr and Mrs Palmer invariably sat and watch the play, and the "bride and bridegroom" were smothered with confetti as they made their way to the seat. At an interval, the bride's cake was cut by Mr Gordon Mackay Howitt who proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom. A handsome bouquet of everlasting flowers was presented to Mrs Palmer by Miss Nancy Howitt and a buttonhole by Miss Irene Clark to Mr Palmer. Mr Will Martin then presented the couple on behalf of the club with a Doulton gold and blue fruit bowl. Happy responses being made by Mr Palmer, who was completely taken by surprise. The ladies were toasted at the call of Mr Gormack, and responded to by Miss Winnie Clark
Auckland Star, 8 February 1938 Gordon Mackay Howitt, credit manager of the Farmers' Trading Company, gave evidence ...


TIMELINE
Taranaki Herald, 17 May 1873 OKATO SCHOOL GRANT
... Mrs Catherine Hogarth, Teacher, who received 4 6s 3d (2012 equivalent of $605) from the Education Board for the quarter ending 31st December 1872, for 9 children to whom the capitation allowance is given. The following are the names of the children receiving such grant:-
* Andrew Gray
* William Gray
* GEORGE HOWITT
* ISABELLA HOWITT
* WILLIAM HOWITT
* Kate Syme
* Margaret Syme
* Nuna Syme
* Stanley Syme

Taranaki Herald, 14 June 1878 William's NEW SHOP
... The Patea Mail of Saturday last announces that the new baker, Mr William Howitt (late of Okato), is ready for business, and solicits a share of the Patea patronage. Mr Howitt has erected a costly baking oven and fitted up premises on the Taranaki Road, opposite Mr Taplin's store, in a manner which indicates confidence in the progressiveness of Carlyle, and intention to make a home there. The shop was opened on Monday, and the first batch of bread is spoken of as being excellent

Wanganui Chronicle, 5 June 1906 ACCIDENT
... On Thursday morning at Patea rather a serious accident happened to Mr William Howitt, one of the oldest and most respected settlers there, He was walking in the back yard of his residence when he slipped on a piece of clay and falling heavily to the ground broke three ribs. It was some time before he was discovered in his helpless condition, and at first it was thought that the accident was worse than it afterwards proved to be. Mr Howitt who is getting well up in years, is progressing as well as can be expected, but lies in a rather serious condition. His many friends up and down the coast hope that the injury may soon heal and that he will soon be about again.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 5 July 1910 William's 70th BIRTHDAY
... Mr William Howitt, of Patea, who celebrates his 70th birthday this week, has spent 47 years in the Taranaki province. As a young man of 23 he joined the military setters in New Plymouth and for three years was engaged at garrison and outpost duty between that town and Opunake, and in 1865 at Warea, fighting under Colonel Warre, he did some hard fighting when that gallant officer was clearing the coast of hostile natives. For 12 years after this at Okato, he farmed a piece of land right on the outskirts of civilisation, and with his wife and young family had some very narrow escapes. In 1898 Mr Howitt shifted to Patea, and has resided there ever since. His one recreation is bowling and he is a well-known figure on the Patea green, the members of which lately did him the honour of making him a life member. He did some very hard pioneering work in the early days, and is well nigh the last of the old hands who, fearing nothing, settled on the borders of Stony River. These men were courageous, resourceful and hopeful above all things. They were one and all pioneers, and to-day others are reaping a fruitful harvest, the result of the early work that was done so well.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 4 May 1911 DEATH of ISABELLA Howitt
... At "Glentui" Patea, on the 3rd May, Isabella, dearly beloved wife of William Howitt; aged 70 years. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30p.m.

Dominion, 6 May 1911 Isabella's OBITUARY
... On Wednesday, at Patea, the death took place of Mrs Isabella Howitt, wife of Mr W. Howitt, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Patea. The deceased lady was born in Inverness in 1840, and arrived in Auckland in the Pegasus in April, 1865 (sic, 28 March). Three days later she was married to Mr Howitt, who had come up from New Plymouth to meet her, having been in the colony three years before. For thirteen years they lived at Stoney River, Okato, right on the borders of civilisation, and there she went through experiences that would have daunted many people. Since 1878 they have lived with their family at Patea, where Mrs Howitt has been noted for her charity and great kindness to those who needed help. She is survived by a family of seven - Mrs R. Charteris, William King Howitt, Adam Howitt, Wellington, Alexander Mackay Howitt, Mrs Alban Roberts, London, Miss Helen Gordon Howitt and Mr Gordon Mackay Howitt, of Mataroa

Hawera & Normanby Star, 20 July 1920 DEATH of William Howitt
... At "Glentui" Bedford Street, Patea, on Monday, July 19th, 1920, William Howitt, in his 81st year; a colonist of sixty years' standing and a Maori War veteran. Funeral on Wednesday, July 21st, 1920, at 2p.m.

Auckland Star, 21 July 1920 William's OBITUARY
... Mr William Howitt, who died at Patea on Monday, was a very old resident of New Zealand, having come to the Dominion 60 years ago, 58 years of that time being spent in the Taranaki province and for 12 years was a pioneer farmer at Okato (Stony River) but for 42 years he had lived at Patea. He was a member of the first Borough Council in Patea, and had previously been a member of the old Carlyle Town board. He came through the Taranaki Maori wars of the "sixties" and was present at the battle of Kaitake, when Major Atkinson was in command, and it was at this battle that he won his Maori war medal. He also served under Colonel Warre when that officer was engaged clearing the coast between Opunake and New Plymouth of hostile natives. He was a noted athlete in his younger days, an excellent rifle shot and a man of untiring vigour. He was a life member of the Patea Bowling Club, and a well-known horticulturist, being judge at the local shows in the early days. He was a pioneer in the finest sense of the word, being sincere and high minded in all his actions - a man whose word was his bond. He was one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church in Patea and for many years was an office-bearer. He farmed for many years right on the outskirts of civilisation in the Okato district, being subject to the attacks of unfriendly natives, who often raided his farm and carried off his stock. For three years he had to leave his homestead at nights and sleep in the blockhouse for safety. He was 81 at the time of his death, his wife having predeceased him by nine years, He leaves a family of four sons and two daughters - Mr William King Howitt and Gordon Mackay Howitt, of Auckland; Mr Adam Howitt of Wellington; Mr Alexander Mackay Howitt of Sydney; and Mrs Roberts and Miss Howitt at present in Patea.
Mr Howitt was born at New Pitsligo, in the North of Scotland

Auckland Star, 9 August 1926 Mr NEWSHAM CURTIS
... Mr George Newsham Curtis, who passed away at New Plymouth last week, was one of the best types of colonial pioneer. He arrived in New Zealand in 1850, and spent most of his life in Taranaki. He fought at the famous Battle of Waireka in 1860, when only sixteen years of age, and was amongst the last of those who fought in that conflict. In the later 'sixties' he established a home for himself on the outskirts of civilisation near Okato, where for some time he was in partnership with the late Mr William Howitt, another pioneer settler, and they did much to develop the country where they lived. Mr George Curtis used to drive a bullock team along the rough, unformed roads and sea beach through hostile Maori country, with produce to New Plymouth and came through the ordeal unscathed, although he had many narrow escapes. Curtis's two-roomed whare, which stood near the main track into New Plymouth was a place where the utmost hospitality was ectended to the wayfarer, never mind to what class he belonged, or what was his social position. He was a man of innate culture, and he was often urged to stand for Parliament, but nothing would induce him to enter the hurly-burly of political strife. He was an exceedingly handsome man, but never married


** a timeline for Alban Joseph Roberts from the site
a history of cybernetic animals and early robots
* 1904 Running Municipal Electric Lighting Works Patea, N.Z.
* 1905 Christchurch, Patented Meat marker. Instructor in Electricity at Kaiapoi
* 1908 Early experiments in wireless in 1908 in Sydney, Australia.
* 1909 registered new member for Aero Club of the UK
* 1910 Wireless motor-launch at Dagenham Lake, Essex, England
* 1913 Demononstration of Wireless Dirigible back in New Zealand
* 1914 AJR on his way to London via Australia
* 1915 April 16, "wireless Dirigible" at the Hippodrome, London
* 1916 "Flight" "distant control of aircraft by whistling"
* 1918 - WWI Alban Joseph Roberts. RNAS Officers Service
* 1920 Automaton walks by sound control, 12 Feb date for "Kaiser" the robot
* 1921 (1 August to 13 September) St George's Hall appearance.
* 1921 Capt Alban J. Roberts performed for Maskelyne at St George's Hall
* 1923 (2 to 14th July) Capt Alban J. Roberts performed at St George's Hall
* 1924 Dutch/German Circus poster showing female automaton on skates.
* 1925 "Argus" Newspaper Aerial Torpedo 12 Aug 1925
* 1928 (10 September) Roberts returns to St George's Hall for a five week engagement with "The Robot". Most press available is of this event. Robot looks like a shiek maybe "Lawrence of Arabia". Probably booked by Noel Maskelyne.
* 1930 patents advertising device 1,769,311
* 1938 Director of Visular Directions Ltd, a new company in London
* 1950 Died in England, U.K. aged 70.


PHOTO
View of Mount Taranaki behind Awatuna East

The premises of William King Howitt, storekeeper, baker and post office are visible centre left. See his link above. The store was first opened in June 1878 by his father, William Howitt (featured here)


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William James SHANNON married Jean BRUCE 1912

written for Athol who is looking for William Shannon

the grandparents of William James Shannon (1867-1939):
Graham SHANNON (1816-1892) & Elizabeth 'Eliza' VANCE (1814-1902)

Graham Shannon & Eliza Vance had 7 children
4 of their sons emigrated to New Zealand
they were:
* George Vance Shannon (1843-1920)
...(possibly a brother of Athol's great great grandfather)
* William Shannon (1845-1880)
* Ezekiel Shannon (1847-1923)
* Graham Shannon (1857-1935)

A SON of George Vance Shannon (1843-1920) was also a William James Shannon
* this William James Shannon married Jean Bruce in 1912

available to read from your library: a book written by Marianne Davis in 2000
A Shannon family: from Antrim, Ireland to New Zealand
also available to buy: The Shannon Family Reunion and Book Committee, 2000

Feilding Star, 28 March 1912 WEDDING of William James Shannon
A wedding possessing all the elements of interest, fashion and beauty was celebrated at St John's Church this afternoon, when two of the oldest and best known families of the district were connected by the marrimonial alliance of two respective members of the younger generation.

The bridegroom was Mr William James Shannon, second son of Mr G. V. Shannon, of "The Totaras," Waituna, and on this the day of his great happiness he was surrounded by a host of relatives and friends to wish him the best of good luck as he passed from the loneliness of bachelordom and took unto himself a wife.
The bride, Miss Jean Bruce, youngest daughter of Mrs A. Bruce, of Denbigh street, Feilding, has resided for the past five or six years in Feilding, having come here with her mother from the Halcombe district, and she is one of Feilding's most beautiful and most popular young ladies. Like the groom, therefore, she also entered her married life amidst an assemblage of relatives, friends, and well-wishers who were all eager to give her as happy a wedding as lay in their power.

The ceremony was performed at St John's Church, which was thronged with a deeply interested congregation. The Rev G. F. Mayo, vicar of the Kiwitea Parchial District, assisted by the Rev A. S. Innes Jones, conducted the sacred rite.

The bride, who looked surpassingly beautiful, was adorned in a dress of soft white liberty satin, veiled with marquisette, and tunic edged with Limerick lace, and caught up at the side with a large satin rose; square train daintily embroidered with pearls in true lovers' knots. The bodice was trimmed with a fichu of Limerick lace and pearls, and finished with a spray of orange blossoms. A glorious veil of Limerick lace was surmounted with a dainty mob cap of tulle edged with orange blossoms. The bride carried a lovely shower bouwuet, and wore the bridegroom's present - a ruby, diamond and sapphire butterfly - in the corsage.

Miss Elsie Bruce (cousin of the bride) was the maid of honour, and the other bridesmaids were, Miss Vera McBeth (niece of the groom) and Miss Irene Prior. All three were quaintly dressed in pale grey satin veiled with pale grey ninon. The tunics were trimmed with three rows of ruching caught at each row with grey and pink ninon roses. and finished with dainty bead trimming. The bodices were finished with ninon fichus edged with ruching and caught with a large pink rose.

She wore large black pom hats, the crown swathed with ostrich feather, and caught with a single pink rose. Each maid had a black velvet neck band and pearl and turquoise neck slide, the gift of the groom, and carried little posies of pink roses and grey tulle.

Mr Arnold Shannon (cousin) supported the groom as best man, and the groomsmen were Messrs Cyril Blundell (Wellington) and Keith Smith (Marton).

The bride was given away her her uncle, Mr J. Bruce (Cheltenham).

This is the eighth marriage of Mr and Mrs G. V. Shannon's sons and daughters.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's mother, where the customary expressions of goodwill were extended to mr and Mrs Shannon. The happy couple were to leave later by motor car for Wanganui, en route to Auckland and Sydney, where they will spend the honeymoon.

The bride's travelling dress was a saxe blue costume, with tagel straw hat of a lighter shade with grey and blue wings. A set of black fox furs complete a most becoming toilette.

Included in the very large collection of wedding presents were several from relatives in England and Ireland

NOTES
The father of the groom, G. V. Shannon was:
Major George Vance SHANNON (1842-1920) from Ulster, Ireland
who helped found Shannon, Horowhenua
The parents of George Vance Shannon were:
Graham SHANNON & Elizabeth 'Eliza' VANCE
NOTE
There is a headstone at Townland, Atrim for Grahan Shannon which reads:
Erected by George V Shannon, Wellington New Zealand, in memory of his father, Graham Shannon, who died 16th December 1892, age 76 years, his mother Elizabeth Shannon who died 7th February 1902 aged 88 years, and their children William Shannon who died at Nelson New Zealand 27th July 1880 aged 35 years, Mary Ann and Robert who died in infancy, Mary Jane Shannon who died 17th January 1930, Blessed are the dead who die in the lord, REV VXIV 13 eight generations of Shannons the last of the Antrim family rest here in 1907, Graham and Elizabeth Shannon had 4 sons, 26 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren residing in New Zealand, George Vance Shannon their eldest son, being the first to arrive in that Dominica in 1865

George Vance Shannon emigrated to New Zealand about 1865 and was in business in Nelson for 9 years. In 1874, he and Mr J.S.M. Thompson established a drapery business in Wellington with branches in Christchurch, Napier and Auckland. When he retired from this business in 1887, he moved with his family to the Totaras Estate at Waituna West, Rangitikei district.
He always took an active part in public matters. He was Captain of the Wellington Rifles and was made a Major in the N.Z. Militia, commanding the First Battalion in 1887. He was a member of the Wellington Education Board; Commander of the Wellington Fire Salvage Board; and a customs expert.
But perhaps his most important work was with the Wellington-Manawatu railway. He was a member of the first committee appointed to report on the practicability of the railway; and was vice-president of the London Board; and a director, during his seven years service to the company.
He became one of the best known settlers in the Rangitikei district and died at his Totara's home on June 4th, 1920, leaving six daughters and two sons


George & Emily Jane HEWITT arrived together early 1865 and married in Nelson, 23 Nov 1865
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 24 November 1865 SHANNON-HEWITT - November 23, at Christ Church, by the Rev G. H. Johnston, Mr G. V. Shannon, to Emily, eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant J. T. Hewitt, R.N., of Sydney Lodge, County Wicklow
* 1866, 23 Aug at her residence, Manuka-st Nelson, a daughter
- Georgina Emily Shannon married Steven Williamson 17 Aug 1885 in Wellington
* 1867 - 1954 a daughter
- Florence Elizabeth Shannon married Robert McBeth in July 1887
* 1868, 22 Dec at her residence, Mount Graham, a daughter
- Margaret Vance Shannon married Dr John Carmichael Smith in `896
* 1870 - 1928, 1 Nov, at her residence Bronti-street, a son
- Graham Hugh Shannon married Evelyn Mary Lodder in 1911. He was accidentally shot
* 1871 - 1953 at Nelson, a son
- William James Shannon married Jean Bruce in 1912
* 1873, 29 June at Bronti-street, a daughter
- Minnie Shannon married Harold Redmmayne in 1902
* 1875 - 1876 Aug a daughter
- Mary Eva Shannon died Wellington aged 6 months
* 1877, 2 Jan at Wellington, a daughter
- Eileen Shannon
* 1879 - 1880 a son
- George Vance Hewitt Shannon died aged 9 months
* 1881, 31 March at Wellington, a daughter
- Kathleen Shannon married Herbert Thornton Richardson in 1907
* 1885, 19 Nov, at Wellington, a son
- Trevor Shannon married Evelyn Mary Lodder 1911. Trevor died 1928 aged 43
EMILY JANE died 25 Feb 1914 at 'The Totaras" Feilding aged 73
GEORGE died 4 June 1920 in Feilding aged 77
- they are buried Plot 59/63, Public section at Bolton street cemetery Wellington

PHOTO
Major George Vance Shannon from NZETC


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William JEFFERY & Sarah Jane KELLY - Auckland

William JEFFERY (1845-1901)
married Sarah Jane KELLY (1852-1922) 3 January 1873
- he was 28, she was 21


they had 13 CHILDREN

... 1
1874 - ? Kate Isabel Jeffery
- Kate married Walter James JACKMAN in 1892
- no children
- it's possible that this was the Walter Jackman, of Franklin road, who was drowned 12 Feb 1899 near Ponsonby wharf, when an open boat capsized while rturning from a sail. His three companions were rescued, James & Osborne Harnden and Arthur Richards


... 2
1876 - 1933 Louisa Mary Jeffery Jeffery
- Louisa married Albert Edward HAZLEMAN (1874-1954) in 1897
12 Aug 1897 On August 12 1897, Albert Edward, eldest son of the late Horace Hazleman, to Louisa Mary, second daughter of William Jeffery, both of Auckland
- their known children:
1898 - Dorothy May Hazleman
1903 - Gladys Rose Hazleman


... 3
1878 - 1879 William Robert Jeffery
- William died aged 9 months


... 4
1879 - 1923 Nellie Violet Jeffery
- married William John McMULLEN (1878-1949) 11 April 1907 in Waipu
- she was 28, he was 43


... 5
1881 - ? Selina Rose Jeffery
- Selina married Charles McWarne SMITH 20 June 1903 in St David's Khyber Pass Auckland


... 6
1884 - 1962 William Robert Jeffery
- William married Florence GRIBBLE in 1915
- he served as Private 66117 in WWI with the NZEF, 33rd Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company, embarking from Wellington 31 Dec 1917
- his Next Of Kin was his wife, Mrs F. Jeffery, 12 Murdoch Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland


... 7
1886 - 1886 Eliza Mary Jeffery
- Eliza died aged 9 days


... 8
1888 - ? Maud Gertrude Jeffery


... 9
1890 - 1891 Charles Jacob Jeffery
- Charles died aged 16 months


... 10
1891 - ? Frank Arthur Jeffery


... 11
1894 - ? Henry James Jeffery


... 12
1896 - 1897 Ivy Lilly Jeffery
- Ivy died aged 1


... 13
1898 - 1899 Ivy Lily Jeffery
- Ivy died aged 9 months



On 17 March 1909
... Sarah Jane Jeffery (nee Kelly) remarried to Alexander KENNY
- he was 60, she was 57

William John LOBB + Grace VIBERT - Wellington

WILLIAM JOHN LOBB (1850-1913)
married GRACE VIBERT (1853-1940) 18 June 1874, St Ives, Cornwall
William was listed as a 'Miner from Cornwall' when they sailed from London
25 June 1874, arriving in Wellington 11 October 1874 on the CARTVALE

WILLIAM & GRACE had 11 children
... 1
1874 - 1875 William Cartvale Lobb

- born 10 Sep 1874 on board the Cartvale
WILLIAM CARTVALE Lobb died 17 January 1875 aged 4 months
- burial not found at Wellington


... 2
1876 - 1957 Florence Ada Lobb

- born 27 August 1876 in Wellington
- Florence married Arthur Clark RAVEN (1877-1957) in 1901
- they had at least 5 children:
1902 - 1986 Florence May Raven
1905 - 1910 Ethel Grace Raven
1910 - 1983 Edwin Arthur Raven
1911 - 2005 Edna Mary Raven
1913 - 1997 Marjory Ellen Raven
FLORENCE ADA Raven died 21 January 1957 aged 80
ARTHUR CLARK Raven died 19 November 1957 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 199 Y, CH ENG at Karori


... 3
1877 - 1951 Lilian Alice Lobb

- born 12 September 1877, she did not marry
LILIAN ALICE Lobb died 9 June 1951 aged 73
- she is buried Plot 361 X, CH ENG at Karori


... 4
1878 - 1941 William Francis Lobb

- born 23 November 1878 in Wellington, William was a Storeman
- William married Rita Jane TOWNSHEND (1888-1969) in 1914
- a daughter of Edward TOWNSHEND & Margaret Jane Ann JOHNSTON
WILLIAM FRANCIS Lobb died 23 March 1941 aged 62
RITA JANE Lobb died 31 Jan 1969 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 68 O, CH ENG2 at Karori


... 5
1880 - 1881 Grace May Lobb

- born 18 July 1880 in Wellington
GRACE MAY Lobb died 21 January 1881 aged 6 months
- she is buried unknown plot, C of E at Bolton street


... 6
1881 - 1962 Ethel Jane Lobb

- born 16 October 1881 in Wellington
- Ethel married Reginald BELL (1890-1932) in 1914
- a son of Hodgson BELL & Mary Ann PERRY
REGINALD Bell died 17 October 1932 aged 42
ETHEL JANE Bell died 2 July 1962 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 349 L, CH ENG2 at Karori


... 7
1883 - 1955 Eva Grace Lobb

- born 18 April 1883 in Wellington
- Eva married John James BOYD (1878-1961) in 1902
- a son of John James BOYD & Annie Elizabeth BARKER
- they had 7 children:
1904 - 1995 John James Boyd
1907 - 1978 Clarence William Boyd
1909 - 1992 Eric Walter Boyd
1910 - 1990 Leonard James Boyd
1912 - 1959 Ivan Reginald Boyd
1915 - 1989 Maurice Leonard Boyd
& 2 daughters, Shirley & Vera Boyd
EVA GRACE Boyd died 29 March 1955 aged 71
JOHN JAMES Boyd died 6 November 1961 aged 83
- they are buried Plot 360 I, PUBLIC at Karori


... 8
1888 - 1908 Philip John Lobb

- born 16 April 1888 in Wellington, Philip was a Printer
PHILIP JOHN Lobb died 15 March 1908 aged 19
Evening Post, 5 March 1908 LOBB - On the 5th March 1908, at his parents residence, 78 Riddiford-street (Newtown), Philip John, second son of William John and Grace Lobb, aged 19 years and 11 months. So loved, so mourned
- he is buried Plot 361 X, CH ENG at Karori


... 9
1890 - 1962 Walter Harold Lobb

- born 4 March 1890 in Wellington, Walter was a Grocer
- Walter married Ruth PATTERSON (1891-1946) in 1921
RUTH Lobb died 12 February 1946 aged 54
WALTER HAROLD Lobb died 12 May 1963 aged 73
- they are buried Plot 302 K, PUBLIC2 at Karori


... 10
1892 - 1927 Gladys Myrtle Lobb

- born 16 January 1892 in Wellington
- Gladys married Bernard Stephen LANGRIDGE (1890-1960) in 1913
GLADYS MYRTLE Langridge died 18 September 1927 aged 35
- Bernard remarried in 1928 to Sybil Warburton VILE (1898-1985)
- a daughter of Henry VILE & Agnes Ann MARSDEN


... 11
1894 - 1981 Mabel Ivy Lobb

- born 14 February 1894 in Wellington
- Mabel married Howard Terence ELLISON (1890-1969) in 1916
- a son of John Wybrants ELLISON & Frances Sarah HOWARD
MABEL IVY Ellison died 15 August 1981 aged 87 in Taupo


WILLIAM JOHN LOBB died 7 January 1913 aged 62
- he was an Engine Driver
Evening Post, 8 January 1913 LOBB - On the 7th January, 1913, at his residence, No 82 Russell-terrace (Berhampore, Wellington), William John, beloved husband of Grace Lobb; aged 62 years
GRACE LOBB died 28 September 1940 aged 87
Evening Post, 28 September 1940 LOBB - On September 28, 1940, at her daughter's residence, 83 Breaker bay Road, Seatoun, Grace, widow of the late William John Lobb and beloved mother of Mesdames A. Raven, E. Bell, J. J. Boyd, T. Ellison and Miss L. Lobb; also William and Walter Lobb; in her 88th year
... The friends of the late Grace Lobb are invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave St Thomas' Anglican Church, Riddiford-street, on Monday, September 30, 1940, at the conclusion of a Service, which commences at 2p.m., for the Karori Cemetery.
WILLIAM & GRACE are buried Plot 361 X, CH ENG at Karori Cemetery, Wellington


PHOTO
Plot 361 X, Section CH ENG at Karori cemetery

* William John Lobb in 1913
* his son Philip John Lobb in 1908
* his wife Grace Lobb in 1940
* his daughter Lilian Alice Lobb in 1951


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William Joseph FOX + Euphemia Christie McINTYRE - Feilding, Manawatu

WILLIAM JOSEPH FOX (1862-1950)
- married in New Zealand in 1892 to:
EUPHEMIA CHRISTIE McINTYRE (1872-1944)

- they had 4 known children:

1893 - 1968 William Joseph Fox
- William married Monica Isabel CROWTHER (1899-?) in 1915
- Monica was the 4th of 8 children of Samuel CROWTHER & Caroline Monica BOWERMAN
- POSSIBLY married Eva Adelaide HARTWELL (1899-1972) in 1928

1894 - 1985 Dorothy FLorence Fox
- Dorothy married Robert William HOLLIS in 1911
- she married Christopher MUNNS in 1925

1896 - ? Alexander Thomas Fox
- Alexander married Sigrid Aurelia (aka Lily) NIELSEN (1898-1980) in 1921
- Lily was a daughter of Niels NIELSEN & Sophia Amelia WILDE

1907 - 1948 Gladys Elaine Fox
- she married *Ronald Lew HART (1908-1960) in 1928
- she married **Hugh Gregg ADAMS (1908-1983)

... would you like to add the children of these couples ?


Euphemia Fox died 3 February 1944 aged 72
William Josph Fox died 8 May 1950 aged 88


*Ronald Lew Hart was a son of:
JOHN WEBLEY HART (1870-1928) and Annie MOSS
- John & Annie were in Parewanui (in the south Taranaki Bight, 17km E of Bulls)
- their known children:

1892 - 1960 Sidney Jack Hart
- Sidney served in WWI as Trooper 13/3126 with the NZEF, Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron. His next of kin was his mother in Bulls

1894 - 1894 Bertie Hart
- born 14 Feb 1894
- Bertie died 4 December 1894 aged 9 months

1895 - 1969 Claude Hart
- Claude served in WWI as Trooper 35967 with NZEF, 23rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles. His next of kin was his mother in Bulls

1897 - Annie Hart

1899 - 1957 Ruby Ellen Hart
- Ruby married Horace St Clair RICHARDS (1897-1971) in 1921
- Horace was a son of John Knight RICHARDS & Clara EDDIE
- (in 1905 John Knight Richards was in court for arrears of Alimony. In Feb 1909 John Knight & Clara were in Divorce proceedings. Clara later moved to Sydney with some? of the children. Some later returned)

1903 - 1903 Jessie Hart
- born 6 June 1903
- Jessie died 11 Sep 1903 aged 3 months

1904 - 1980 Mervyn Webley Hart
- Mervyn married Lily BUTTON (1905-1972) in 1925
- Lily was a daughter of Walter Ernest BUTTON & Willimea Caroline MEYER

1907 - 1957 Mabel Oliver Hart
- Mabel married Harold GROUCOTT (1908-1960) in 1929
- they lived at Foxton Beach
- Mabel died 7 Feb 1957 aged 49
- Harold died 14 Dec 1960 aged 52
- they are buried Plot 032, Block 012, Area M at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

1908 - 1960 Ronald Lew Hart
- Ronald married Gladys Elaine FOX in 1928


**Hugh Gregg Adams was a son of:
James ADAMS and Maud Elizabeth BRIEN
- their known children:

1907 - 1985 Matilda Leonora Adams
- Matilda married Clifford Eward Oliver WALKER (1906-1979) in 1927
- Clifford was a son of Edward Luther WALKER & Eustelle Emerinze de MALMANCHE

1908 - 1983 Hugh Gregg Adams

1912 - 1966 Mary Ellen Adams
- Mary married Leslie James DONALDSON in 1931





PHOTO
PLAQUE of William & Euphemia Fox
Plot 30F, Row 89, Block 2 at Feilding cemetery


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William KENDRICK & Maria HUNT - Manawatu 1870s

William John KENDRICK was a son of James KENDRICK & Mary GOODER, immigrants from England to Wellington and Wanganui

William married Maria Eleanor HUNT in New Zealand in 1874

- their known children were:

1875 Sarah Maria Kendrick
- she married Robert Alexander Andrew HASTIE

1876 Mary Elizabeth Kendrick
- she married Martin ANSO
- Martin was from Abja-Paluoja, Viljandimaa, Estonia

1877 William James Kendrick
- he married Mary MATHER
- sister of James Mather who married his sister Ada

1879 Eleanor Kendrick
- she married Arthur John THEOBALD

1881 Charlotte Kendrick
- she married James Stewart SEAY

1883 Charles Kendrick
- he married Hannah Maria WALTON

1884 John Edward Kendrick
- he died in 1918 aged 34 (flu pandemic?)

1885 Maria Eleanor Kendrick
- she married Ernest GILBERT

1886 Olive Ann Kendrick
- she married James Henry SIMONS

1888 Eliza Kendrick
- she married John Saunders Leo RINDBERG

1889 Ada May Kendrick
- she married James MATHER
- brother of Mary Mather who married her brother William

1890 Stephen Alfred Kendrick
- he died aged 10 months

1892 Alfred Stephen Henry Kendrick
- he died in 1975 aged 82

1893 Edward John Kendrick
- he was killed in action in Havrincourt, France aged 25
- he is buried Bancourt

1896 David Kendrick
- he died in 1984 aged 87

1897 Lavinia Olga Kendrick
- she married Arthur CHAPMAN

William LOCKLEY + Elizabeth CONNELL - Cambridge, Waikato

William LOCKLEY
William was born about 1821 in Rhode Island USA, son of John a gamekeeper, and as a young man worked in a Birmingham cutlery factory. He enlisted as a regular soldier in the 65th Regiment and served in the Crimea and India. He came to New Zealand about 1858 and he married Elizabeth Connell (who had a daughter Fanny) in 1860. They then had nine children - Isabella, Henry, Jack, Basil, Caroline, Alice, Ellen, Mary and David.
William enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 23 November 1863 in Nelson. His Regiment Number was Private 945 and occupation a soldier.
They farmed on the Hamilton Road bordering the Town's Green Belt and later lived in Bowen Street. From 1870 to 1888 William's occupation was listed as a sawyer and he died 31 May 1890.



William LOCKLEY married Elizabeth CONNELL in 1852

their children were:

18.. - Isabella Lockley
- Isabella married Robert FERGUSON in 1880

1860 - 1926 Henry Lockley
- Henry married Elizabeth FERGUSSON in 1882

18.. - Jack Lockley

1865 - 1939 Basil Lockley
- Basil married Mary DAVITT in 1892

18.. - Caroline Locley
- Caroline married Joseph McMILLAN in 1888

18.. - Alice Lockley

18.. - Ellen Lockley
- Ellen married Daniel SKELLY in 1875

18.. - Mary Lockley
- Mary married James COLLINS in 1871

1873 - 1921 David Lockley


As you can see this is needing a lot of help ...
- please leave a coment below if you can help with this family

William Louis SIEVERS + Mary Ellen KELLY - Wellington

William Louis SIEVERS (1851-1904)
- born in Wellington, William was the 1st born (and only son) of:
Augustus SIEVERS, often called August, (1817-1892) of Leipzig, Germany &
Charlotte WALKER (1825-1908) of Fringford, Oxfordshire, England
- Augustus & Charlotte emigrated on 11 Feb 1849) on the MARINER, arriving in Wellington 12 July 1829. With them was Augustus's brother William Sievers
note (see 1909 at timeline) & his wife, (Charlotte's sister), Isabella (nee Walker) both couples married 2 weeks prior to leaving
NOTE on the ships list they are spelt Seafors
- William Louis Siever's sisters were:
1853 - 1929 Rosetta Sievers
- Rosetta married William John RAYMOND (1830-1904) in 1874
- they had 6 chidren
1855 - 1938 Mary Anne Sievers
- Mary Ann married George LAMBERT (1854-1933) of Highbury, London in 1878
- they had 9 children
1858 - 1927 Charlotte Clara Sievers
- Charlotte married Claude AHEARN in 1880
- they had 2 children
1861 - 1911 Emily Sarah Sievers
- Emily married George Francis HOPKINS (1857-1887) in 1884
- Emily next married Charles LOOMES (1857-1932) in 1894
1867 - 1966 Elizabeth Helena Sievers
- Elizabeth married Thomas SHIELDS (1865-1925) in 1892
- they had 12/13 children

Augustus Sievers died 28 July 1892
Charlotte Sievers, his wife, died 16 May 1908
- they are buried in Mount Street Cemetery


WILLIAM LOUIS SIEVERS (1851-1904) married:
MARY 'ELLEN' KELLY (1853-1908) in Wellington on 7 Dec 1872
- Mary was from Ireland



WILLIAM & ELLEN had 16 CHILDREN
- all born in Wellington

... 1
1873 - 1932 William Louis Ernest Sievers
- born 28 April 1873 as Walter Louis Ernest
- Walter married Elizabeth Martha 'Lily' TOPP (1872-1948) 17 April 1911
- Elizabeth was a daughter of John Bethridge TOPP (1842-1912) & Martha Matilda ADAMS (1839-1922) who married in Claremont, Cape Town, South Afritca in 1864
30 Nov 1932 - OBITUARY
... Very general regret will be expressed at the death of Mr William Louis Severs, a well-known official of the Wellington Gas Company, footballer, and horticulturist, which took place at his residence, Connaught Terrace, Brooklyn, yesterday. Mr Sievers, who was 59 years of age, was born in Wellington, and was educated at the Marist Borthers' School in Boulcott street, of which he was one of the first pupils. He joined the staff of the Wellington Gas Company in 1900, and soon became very popular with his fellow-employees and the public alike. He was a most efficient servant of the company and served for many years at the counter. In his early manhood Mr Sievers was an ardent devotee of the Rugby code, and played specially for the Melrose Club, of which he was a redoutable forward. He was also a notable member of the Wellington and New Zealand Rugby Referees' Associations, being honorary secretary of the Wellington Association from 1905 - periods of 32 years and 27 years respectively. Interested in gardening he was for some years president of the Brooklyn Horticulltural Society, and also served as secretary of the society. His specialty was vegetable growing. He was also a member of the committee of te Wellington Horticultural Society, and filled the position of assistant-treasurer. He was president of the Marist Brothers' Old Boys; Association for many years. The funeral will leave St Mary of the Angels' Church, Boulcott street, a 9.30 a.m. to-morrow


... 2
1874 - ? William Henry Sievers
- born 27 Sep 1874
- William disappeared in 1892 at the aged of 18
- any news on William would be appreciated


... 3
1875 - 1875 Richard Sievers
- born 21 Oct 1875
- Richard died 22 Oct 1875 aged ? hours


... 4
1876 - 1878 Charlotte Alice Sievers
- born 16 Sep 1876
26 Feb 1878 - SIEVERS, On the 26th February, Charlotte Alice, infant daughter of William and Ellen Sievers, aged 17 months. The friends of William Sievers are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his late infant daughter, which will leave his residence, Little Pipitea-street (Thorndon), on Thursday, 28th February, at 4pm
- Charlotte is buried in Mount Street cemetery (just off The Terrace)


... 5
1878 - 1930 Augustus William Sievers
- born 15 April 1878
- Augustus was a Bricklayer
- he married Mary Louisa MURPHY (1879-1972) in 1902
- they had (at least) 3 daughters
- Mary was a daughter of James & Louisa MURPHY
- Augustus died 16 Aug 1930 in Porirua aged 51
- Mary Louisa died 16 Dec 1972 in Porirua aged 93
- buried Roman Catholic Area, Row F Plots 55 & 57 Porirua cemetery


... 6
1879 - 1966 Mary Ellen 'Nell' Sievers
- born 25 April 1879
- Mary married Thomas Charles PARKER (1877-1912) in 1903
- they had 2 children
- Thomas was a son of Francis William PARKER & Marion MERCER
- Thomas died 28 May 1912 age 34, buried Plot 38G, Section ROM CATH at Karori
- Mary died 2 Aug 1966 aged 87, buried Plot 424 C, Section PUBLIC at Karori


... 7
1880 - 1880 James Sievers
- born 18 June 1880
- James died aged 15 hours


... 8
1881 - 1958 Frederick Bernard Sievers
- born 24 May 1881
- Frederick married Rosina Camelia Mary ANDERSON (1887-1973) in 1915
- Frederick was a Boilermaker
- he died 23 March 1958 aged 77 in Auckland
- they are buried ROMAN CATHOLIC LAWN A Row 11, Plot 8 at Waikumete
- Rosina died 16 Sep 1973 aged 86 & buried with him
- their HEADSTONE reads:
In Loving Memory Of
FREDERICK BERNARD SIEVERS died 23 March 1958 aged 77 years.
And his beloved wife
ROSINA MARY died 19 September 1973 aged 85 years.
Requiescat in Pace.


... 9
1883 - 1952 Richard Sievers
- born in 1883
- Richard married Mary Anne Josephine McKEOWN (1884-1938) in 1908
- no children found
- Mary was a daughter of William John & Elizabeth McKEOWN
- Mary died 3 May 1938 aged 52
- Richard was a Farmer. He died 23 Sep 1952 aged 69
- they are buried Plot 300U, Section ROM CATH at Karori, Wellington


... 10
1884 - 1956 Catherine Sievers
- born 5 August 1884
- Catherine married David MACKIE in 1920
22 Nov 1920 - MACKIE-SIEVERS, On the 22nd November 1920, Catherine, second to eldest daughter of te late W. L. Sievers, to David Mackie, of Ireland


... 11
1885 - 1973 James Sievers
- born 4 Sep 1885
- no spouse found
- he was an Undertaker/Funeral Director in Otaki, Kapiti Coast
- he died 27 May 1973 aged 88


... 12
1887 - 1888 Ethel Agnes Sievers
- born 7 March 1887
- Ethel died 12 Jan 1888 aged 10 months
- she is buried in Mount street cemetery


... 13
1888 - 1951 Rosetta Sievers
- born 17 Nov 1888
- Rosetta married William Clarence MURRAY (1897-1965) in 1916
- they had at least 3 children


... 14
1890 - 1965 Arthur Sievers
- born 26 Sep 1890
- Arthur married Mary Amelia Sophia PARIS (1890-1960) in 1915
- Mary died 15 April 1960 in Porirua aged 69
- Arthur died 12 Dec 1965 in Porirua aged 75
- buried Roman Catholic Area, Row E Plots 54 & 56 Porirua cemetery


... 15
1892 - 1972 George Sievers
- born 26 Sep 1892
- George married Emma LAMBERT (1893-1976) in 1928
- they had 5 children
- Emma was a daughter of Apostles LAMBERT & his 2nd wife, Jane Emma BARRY
- Apostles LAMBERTINO (1850-1902) was born in Naples. He first marrued Annie APLIN in 1881
- they had 4 children:
1882 - May Elizabeth Lambert
1884 - Rosa Carlotte Lambert
1885 - Eclipse Lambert
1889 - William David MacFarlane Lambert
- Apostles next married Jane Emma BARRY in 1891
- they had 6 children:
1892 - Apostles Lambert
1893 - Emma Lambert
1895 - Charles Lambert
1898 - Jane Elizabeth Lambert
1900 - Myrtle Lambert
1902 - Peter Andrew Lambert


... 16
1894 - 1911 Alfred Sievers
- born 12 Jan 1895
- Alfred died 7 Oct 1911 aged 16
- he is buried Mount Street Cemetery


TIMELINE
- anything in italics is my additions

25 Sep 1868
... TO LET, a Six-roomed House, on Wellington Terrace. Apply to August Sievers

16 March 1875
... WANTED, a strong, active Girl, about 14 or 15 to make herself generaly useful in a small family. Apply to Mrs Sievers, Wellington Terrace

11 June 1877 WANTED, Tenders for Excavation. For particulars, apply to A. Sievers, back of the Jewish Synagogue

3 March 1883 ASSESSMENT COURT
... The sitting of the Assessment Court for Lambton Ward was continued late yesterday afternoon. The following is the result of the cases disposed of after 2.30 o'clock ... & August Sievors, dwellinghouse, rated at 60. Objection that Mr Drake's name sould be substituted, he being the freeholder. Mr Drake's name was substituted. A. Sievers also objected that a dwellinghouse rated at 25 was assessed too high. Reduced to 20

1 Aug 1892 AN OLD MINER
... Mr August Sievers, a very old Wellington settler, died at his residence, Clifton-terrace (Kelburn) yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, at the ripe old age of 75 years. Mr Sievers arrived in Wellngton about 40 years ago, and shortly after his arrival he purchased land on the terrace from Lord Petre, and was one of the first to build houses in that part of the city. He went to Victoria when the first gold rush broke out there and tried his fortune at Forest Creek, Bendigo, and other famous fields. After encountering many hardships, he came back to Wellington, but subsequently returned to the Victorian goldfields, and this time met with considerable success. When the gold rush set in to Otago, Mr Sievers was amongst the earliest of the searchers for the precious metal and later on he went to the rush in the Nelson, Marlborough district. Deceased, who was a native of Leipsic, (old English spelling for the German city of Leipzig), was universally esteemed as a sterling, honest man by all who knew him. Deceased leaves a widow and six children, the latter all grown up

31 August 1892
... In the matter of the Will of AUGUST SIEVERS, late of Wellington, deceased
PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE. It is hereby notified that this Will has been finally accepted in accordance with the provisions of "The Public Trust Office Act, 1872", and that the Public Trustee is the Executor appointed under the said Will.
Persons indebted to the deceased are requested to pay the amounts of their several accounts to me or to any Postal Money Order Office.
Persons having accounts against this estate are requested to forward them to me, on or before Wednesday, the 28t day of September next.
Any account not sent in by the day named may be rejected. - J. K. WARBURTON, Public Trustee

27 Jan 1904
... Mr W. L. Sievers, who had been some thirteen or fouteen years in the Harbour Board's sevice, latterly as toll clerk, died last night in his fifty-third year. The deceased was the only son of the late Mr A. Sievers, one of Wellington's early settlers
- he is buried in Mount Street cemetery

14 Nov 1909
... Mr William Sievers (brother of Augustus), a settler in New Zealand of 60 years standing, died at his residence in Parliament-street, (Thorndon), Wellington, at 2 o'clock this morning. The deceased, who was a man of sterling worth and highly respected, was born in Prussia, and left London for Wellington by the ship Mariner with his wife (a young Englishwoman) a fortnight after his marriage, arriving in Port Nicholson early in 1849. Soon after his arrival he took up some land at Wadestown belonging to the late Hon. B. Rhodes, and farmed it for several years. Mr Sievers then removed to the Rangitikei, (Manawatu), but did not remain there for any length of time. Forty-nine years ago he came down from the Rangitikei and settled at Makara, (Wellington), where he lived until nine years ago, when he removed into the city. For two years before his death he had been an invalid, and about a fortnight ago he had a paralytic stroke. He was 87 years of age. His wife died five years ago. The family consists of four sons
- Messrs:
* Alfred Sievers, Makara
* Frederick Sievers, Makara
* August Sievers, Pahiatua
* George Sievers, Clareville Carterton
- and five daughters -
* Mrs G. Poll, Elizabeth who married Martin Gustav Poll in 1872
* Miss Sievers, Wellington
- and Mesdames:
* John Tucker, *Mary who married John Tucker 27 Dec 1897, Dartmoor, Masterton
* P. Healey, Makara Emma who married Patrick Healy in 1900
* G. Catley (Te Horo, Kapiti Coast) Charlotte Cecilia who married George Phillip Catley in 1892
There are 55 grandchildren and about ten great grandchildren
*Mary... note of interest, Mary's mother Isabella Sievers died in Wellington in August 1904. Mary nursed her until her death. On returning home to Kuripuni, Masterton she found her husband John Tucker also very ill. He died 2 weeks after her mother.


13 March 1926
... On the 13th March, 1926, at her residence, 136 Wellington Terrace, Mary Ellen Sievers, relict of the late W. L. Sievers; aged 73 yeaars. R.I.P.
- she is buried in Mount Street cemetery

6 June 1927
... An apartment house and its contents at 136 The Terrace, were severly damaged by fire and water early this morning. The fire brigade received the call at 4.36a.m. The bulding was a wood and iron structure containing nine rooms, and owned by the William Louis Sievers Estate. So far the occupier of the house is not known, and the insurances on the contents are not available. The house was insured for 700 in the Sun Office (equivalent to $64,000 in 2012)



about Mount Street Cemetery, the first Roman Catholic cemetery in Wellington

very interesting look at Mount Street Cemetery on YouTube where the 'Friends of the Mount Street Cemetery' walk you around and explain some of the headstones, some of the people buried there and what the society is doing to restore this old, protected, heritage cemetery which contains over 1100 graves. It was established on 6th January 1841. Pioneers from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds are buried there, including Irish, English, French, Italian, Maori, Scots, Welsh, Austrian, German and Polish - (running time 14 minutes)



PHOTO
a section of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington in the background
taken from the family tree site Mount St Cemetery - Phillips which has a number of photos of the cemetery


William McGavin MUIR + Lizzie Thompson HARRISON - Wellington

William McGavin MUIR (1860-1927)
- he married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Thompson HARRISON (1867-1943) in 1890

their known children were:

29 June 1891 - 1977 Gladys Cunninhgam Muir
- Gladys married Oswald Keith JEFFS (1893-1980) in 1923

1894 - 1935 William Alexander Muir
- possibly married Gertrude Marguerite HAYHOW (1895-1979) in 1919

11 Nov 1896 - 1975 Christina Mary Muir
- Christina married Alfred RAMSAY in 1925

1898 - 1991 Nora Muir
- Nora may have not married


William McGavin Muir is buried at Karori Cemetery