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William Charles Thomas CLINGBERG - 1891-1953 Woodville New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William served in WWI

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

He was wounded in May 1917

William Checkley DEVEREUX & Ellen KING - Lower Hutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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William CLELAND - TAITA SCHOOL New Zealand - 1864

taken from PAPERS PAST

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

EVENING POST - 30 April 1909


The genesis of a country school


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROLL CALL for TAITA SCHOOL 1875 - 1951

William COCHRANE + Emma Louisa COCKERILL - New Zealand

William COCHRANE was born 31 January 1845 in Girvan, Carrick, South Ayrshire, Scotland

He was a son of William COCHRANE & Marion McQUEEN

He married Emma Louisa COCKERILL on 2 November 1880 in Shag Valley, Central Otago

- Emma was a daughter of Henry Mylam COCKERILL (1806-1873) & Eliza VINCENT (1816-1864) originally from London England
- her siblings were: (all born in Tasmania Australia)

1835 - 1920 Charles Cockerill

1837 - 1920 Eliza Cockerill

1840 - 1911 Frederick Cockerill

1841 - 1925 Martha Annie Cockerill

1843 - 1853 Jane Maria Cockerill

1845 - ? William Cockerill (born Jan)

1845 - 1941 Dennis Jones Cockerill (born Aug)
- Dennis married Amy Maud CHAPMAN in 1871
their known children were:
1875 - Albert Edward Cockerill
1877 - Dennis Percy Cockerill
1878 - still birth
1880 - Amy Ethel Cockerill
1884 - Herbert William Cockerill
1887 - Mabel Floremce Cockerill
1890 - Edith Maud Cockerill

1847 - 1940 Edward James Cockerill
- Edward married Sarah Elizabeth CAWTHORN (1843-1929) in 1875
their known children were:
1877 - Ruth Vincent Cockerill
1878 - Lizzie Louisa Alice Cockerill
1880 - Emily Mona Annie Cockerill
1883 - Clara Laura Isabella Cockerill
- Edward and Sarah are buried in PLOT JEC, ROW 18, PLAN II Archer St Masterton

1849 - 1938 Matilda Cockerill
- Matilda married Thomas SCREEN in 1877
their known children were:
1878 - Matilda Georgina Vincent Screen
1880 - Alice Louisa Scree
1881 - Charles Robert Sreen
1883 - Thomas Oliver Mylam Screen
1889 - Harold James Screen

[]b1851 - 1889 John Francis 'Vincent' Cockerill
- married Mary DEMPSTER in 1885
their known children were:
1886 - Ernest Vincent Cockeril
1887 - Mary Jane Cockerill
1888 - Alice Ellen Cockerill
1889 - John Edward Cockerill
1852 - ? Caroline Susannah Cockerill

1854 - 1935 Francis George 'Frank' Cockerill
- Francis married Janet KITCHIN in 1879
their known children were:
1879 - Alice Louisa Cockerill
1883 - Francis James Mylam Cockerill
1885 - John William Herbert Cockerill
1887 - Marion Jane Cockerill
1890 - Charles Alfred Cockerill

1856 - 1924 Emma Louisa Cockerill

1858 - 1937 Alfred Gower Cockerill

1861 - 1931 Alice Ellen Cockerill

the known children of William COCHRANE & Emma COCKERILL were:
... born in Invercargill

1882 - William Henry Cochrane
1884 - Eliza Vincent Cochrane
- Eliza married Albert Alexander HENDERSON in 1910
1886 - 1952 Alexander Cochrane
- Alexander married Agnes 'Nan' McFARLANE in 1913
1888 - 1964 Marion Cochrane
- Marion married Alexander ROBERTSON
1893 - Francis Alfred Cochrane
1898 - James Cochrane

William COLDICOTT + Ann Maria SMITH - Ashburton

- was born in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England to:
John COLDICOTT (1832-1888) & Silence JOHNSON (1832-1890)
- they sailed from Gravesend 18 April 1874 on the HEREFORD which brought 475 pasengers into Lyttelton on 14 July 1874

on 16 March 1878 William married:
ANN MARIA SMITH (1859-1937)


... 1
1879 - 1960 Sarah Emma Coldicott
- Sarah married* Richard David JOHNSTON (1874-1916) 21 April 1904
- they had 4 known children
- Sarah next married Albert John MASON (1870-1936) in 1917 in Christchurch
- she died 15 June 1960 in Ashburton aged 80
- she is buried Plot 23, Area 136 at Ashburton cemetery

... 2
1881 - 1973 Mary Ann Elizabeth Coldicott
in 1892 she was in the 1st Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- Mary married Albert William MITCHELL in 1904
- they had 2 known children

... 3
1882 - 1935 William John Coldicott
in 1892 he was in the 1st Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- William married Bessie EDYMAN (1884-1965) in 1905
- they had at least 3 children

... 4
1884 - 1950 Leah Gertrude Coldicott
in 1892 she was in the 3rd Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- Leah married John Douglas SCOBIE (1884-1972) in 1913
- she died in Patea aged 65

... 5
1886 - 1982 Silence Lavinia Clara Coldicott
- born 14 December 1886
in 1892 she was in the 6th Class at Hamstead Sunday School
- Silence married Robert Ernest CHAMLEY (1886-1971) in 1913

... 6
1888 - 1986 Olive Maria Coldicott
- born 29 March 1888
in 1899 she was in the Standard V at Hamstead School
- Olive was in the Ashburton Ladies Lodge of Druids
- Olive married Joseph John BURTON (1878-1945) in 1907

... 7
1890 - 1936 George Ernest Coldicott
- George married Florence Mabel CRAIGHEAD (1884-1965) in 1916
- in Jan 1917, (aged 26) George was a cabinetmaker of 51 Suffolk Street, Hampstead when he was drawn in the 3rd Ballot to serve in war. He served as Rifleman 54012 with the NZEF, 27th Reinforcements G Company. His next of kin was his wife at Middle Road, Allenton, Ashburton. He returned in July 1919 on the 'Kigoma'
- George died 12 March 1936 aged 46
12 March 1936 Injured last Thursday while working in a shingle pit near Methven, George Ernest Coldicott, a married man, residing at Ashburton, died this morning in the Ashburton Hospital. With two others, Mr Coldicott was loading a lorry when the face of the pit fell. He dived under the lorry for protection, but struck his head on part of the mechanism, facturing his skull. At the same time his shoulder struck another part of the lorry and hs collarbone was broken. Shingle covered half of his body, but he was not injured by it.
- he is buried Plot 30, Area 192 at Ashburton cemetery
28 Sep 1945 At Belhaven Church, Dunbar, Scotland, on August 30, 1945, by the Rev J. Ritchie, B.D., Flying Officer Gordon M. Coldicott, A.N.Z.A.P., eldet son of Mrs and the late Mr G. E. Coldcicott, Ashburton, to Helen, elder twin daughter of Mrs and the late Mr Anderson, Seafield House, Belhaven, Dunbar, Scotland

... 8
1892 - 1956 Frederick Arthur Coldicott
- in 1910 (aged 18) he was fined 5s for riding his bicycle on the footpath
- he married Edith Ruth BOYD (1890-1982) in 1913
- Frederick died 5 Aug 1956 aged 64
- he is buried Plot 1, Area 254 at Ashburton cemetery
Edith died 26 Dec 1981 aged 91 & buried with him

... 9
1896 - Evelyn Millicent 'Millie' Coldicott
- born 16 August 1896
- in 1910 (aged 14) Millie was in Standard V at Hampstead School
- in 1913 (aged 17) she was in the Senior Class of Hampstead Sunday School
- Evelyn married Joseph Edward Henry McALEER (1893-1956) in 1918

... 10
1900 - ? Irene 'May' Coldicott
- in 1910 (aged 10) May was in Standard III at Hampstead School
- nothing else known

... 11
1902 - 1972 Eric Cecil Coldicott
- born 26 September 1902
- in 1913 (aged 11) Eric was in Class III of Hampstead Sunday School
- Eric died 13 June 1972 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 1063, Old Lawn, at Ashburton cemetery

* - SARAH EMMA's wedding
22 April 1904 ... The Church of the Holy Name, Ashburton, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Thursday, when Richard David, fourth son of Mrs T. Johnston, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Emma, eldest daughter of Mr William Coldicott. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of cream taffeta, trimmed with silk lace and insertion, and wore the orthodox veil and orange blossoms. She was attended by four bridesmaids - Misses L., (Leah or Lavinia) May and Millie Coldicott (sisters of the bride), and V. Johnston (sister of the bridegroom). The Misses Coldicott wore cream figured luste, trimmed with yellow ribbon and insertion. Miss Johnston wore pale blue watered silk, beautifully trimmed with silk lace and insertion. The bridesmaids wore white felt hats, trimmed with chiffon and black and white tips. he bride and bridesmaids carried beautiful bouquets, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridegoom's gift to the bride was a gold muff chain with heart attached, and to the bridesmaids massive gold brooches. Mr Robert R. Johnston (Richard's brother, Robert Reginald Johnston 1878-1943) acted as best man, and Mr W. Coldicott as groomsman.
The wedding breakfast was held at the residence of the bride's parents, and was presided over by the Very Rev. Dean O'Donnell, the officiating clergyman.
The presents were both costly and numerous, including several substantial cheques.
The bride and bridegroom left by the express northwards, on their honeymoon, the bride's travelling dress being green speckled tweed, with hat to match. A dance was given in the Templar Hall in the evening, where a most enjoyable time was spent to music excellently rendered by Teris' Band and Miss V. Johnston. Mr W. Hodgson acted as M.C. The gathering dispersed in the early hours of the morning after the singing of "Auld Lang Syne"

ANN MARIA died 25 August 1937 in Ashburton aged 78
WILLIAM died 12 December 1939 in Ashburton aged 81
- they are buried in PLOT 8, AREA 14 at Ashburton cemetery

NOTES to establish who Richard David Johnston was
- (see comment box below)

RICHARD DAVID JOHNSTON (1874-1916) lived in Burnett street, Ashburton. His Motor Garage was also in Burnett street
* possibly not born in NZ, no records of his or siblings births
- his parents were: Thomas JOHNSTON (1845-) from County Down, Ireland & France Ada 'Fanny' WOOD (1844-1919) from Kilkenny, Ireland

* he was the local agent for the 'very best that modern engineering science can produce, the embodiment of grace, power, economy and comfort of the bottle-curve body & luxurious upholstery of the Dodge Brothers famous cars"

* he was an elected Officer of the Ashburton Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society

* SIBLINGS as found:
Lizzie Johnston (Elizabeth Augusta ?? 1871-1934)
Bessie Johnston
Robert Reginald Johnston (1878-1943)
Miss V. Johnston

* up to 1902 his parents appeared in the news as Mr & Mrs T. Johnston

* after that his mother was referred to as Mrs T. Johnston

* there is a Thomas Johnston buried in Rakaia cemetery. The plot was bought by Thomas Johnston on 23 Feb 1900. No dates of death or burial nor age for him but he is buried PLOT 143 with a JANE JOHNSTON who died aged 75. Two Jane Johnston who died aged 75:- one in 1923 (birth year 1848), one in 1931 (born 1856)
HOWEVER, the following appeared in the Ashburton Guardian 16 Dec 1919
... On December 16 1919, at Lewisham Private Hospital, Christchurch, Mrs Fanny Johnston, late of Burnett Street East, Ashburton; aged 74 years. The Funeral of the late Mrs Fanny Johnston (1844-1919), relict of the late Thomas Johnston (late of Burnett Street East !) will leave the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 17, at 10 a.m. for the Ashburton Cemetery

16 Dec 1920 - IN MEMORIAM
... JOHNSTON - In loving memory of Fanny Johnston, late Burnett St, who departed this life December 16, 1919
You are not forgotten granny dear,
Nor will you ever be;
As long a life and memory last,
We will remember thee - Inerted by her grandchildren, Rosie and Eileen Johnston

* 23 Nov 1916
... The Friends of the late R. D. Johnston, are respectfully informed that his Funeral will move from his late residence, North-West Belt, Allenton, on FRIDAY, November 24, 1916, at 10.15 a.m., for the Catholic Church (Requiem Mass, 10.30 a.m.) and thence for the Ashburton Cemetery, (Motor Hearse)
... LOYAL ASHBURTON LODGE M.U., I.O.O.F. Members of the above Lodge are requested to assemble at the Roman Catholic Church at 10.45 a.m. TO-MORROW, to attend the Funeral of the late Bro. R. D. Johnston - G. J. SOLWAY, N.G.

25 Nov 1916
... The funeral of the late Mr R. D. Johnston took place yesterday. The remains left his late residence on the North-west Belt, and proceeded by motor hearse to the Roman Catholice Church, where a requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev Father O'Donnell, after which the procession proceeded to the cemetery, the Rev Father O'Donnell officiatng at the graveside. The procession was a lenghty one. The pall-bearers were Messrs:
- all of them members of the Ahburton Trotting CLub. A large number of beautiful floral tributes was sent

28 Nov 1916 - ESTATE of the LATE R. D. JOHNSTON
... The Executors wish to notify all customers of the late Mr R. D. Johnston, and the public generally, that the Business in all its branches, is being carried on as usual. Inquiries made of Mr F. WEAR and Mr ROBERT JOHNSTON will receive careful and prompt attention
28 Nov 1916 - SYMPATHY
... At a meeting of the Ashburton Poultry Association Committee last evening, a resolution of sympathy was passed to Mrs R. D. Johnston in her recent bereavement

... The Committee also sincerely regretted the death of Mr R. D. Johnston, who had been elected to the committee a short time prior to his death

... Since the last annual meeting the society had suffered a very heavy loss by the death of the late Mr H. Davis, the president at the time of his death, the late Mr R. D. Johnston, one of the vice-presidents and the late Mr W. W. Patterson, one of the largest exhibitors

* 22 Nov 1917 from the 'Ashburton Guardian'
... JOHNSTON in affectionate remembrance of Richard David Johnston, who departed this life November 22, 1916 - Inserted by his loving mother, brothers and sisters
... JOHNSTON in loving memory of Richard David Johnston, who died Novemer 22, 1916. So loved, so mourned. Inserted by his loving sister, B. Madigan, Napier ... An Elizabeth Augusta Johnston (1871-1934) married John Edward Charles Madigan in 1897

... 1.30 p.m. at our Auction Mart, acting under instructions from the Trustees in the Estate of the late R. D. Johnston, we will offer, in conjunction with W. Pickles and Co., THAT VERY FINE PROPERTY Situated in the North West Belt, containing 1 Rood 33 2-10 Perches (almost half-an-acre) about 2 Chains frontage. Erected thereon is a nearly new MODERN HOUSE of 6 rooms and the usual offices, Plastered and Papered. Gas, High-pressure, etc., Motor Shed, Up-to-date Fowl House and Runs. Those desirous of living almost in the town, and with a hobby for poultry rearing, HERE is the chance to AUGMENT YOUR INCOME. The estate has to be wound up and our instructions are to SELL. Finance will be arranged

21 March 1918 - BY AUCTION
... The N.Z. FARMERS CO-OP ASSOCIATION OF CANTERBURY acting under instructions from the Trustee of the Estate of the late R. D. Johnston, will sell in conjunction with W. Pickles and Co., that desirable furnished FISHING HUT, situated at the Mouth of the Rakaia River. The building is built of Iron, match-lined, verandah, cupboards, etc., and is very comfortably furnished throughout, as follows, viz:- 1 each Double and Single Bedsteads, Mattresses, Pillows, etc., Table, Form, 3 Chairs, Deck Chair, Kettle, Teapot, 4 mugs, Bath, Bucket, Enamel Basin, Kerosene Cooking Stove, Lamp, Linoleums, etc., etc., The attention of sportsmen, health-seekers and weekend campers is especailly directed to the above

25 March 1918 - TO LET
... As the residence of the late R. D. Johnston was not sold, the Executor has decided to let same. The residence situated on N.W. Belt consists of 6 Large Lofty Rooms, and is fitted throughout with all conveniences, including H.P. Water Supply. The land contains about -Acre of Land, with long frontage, and the Sections are nicely laid out. There is a Large Motor Shed and a number of Up-to-date Fowlhouses and Runs on the Property. A reasonable rental is asked of a good tenant (this ad ran until May as not yet being Let)

* 22 Nov 1918 from the Ashburton Guardian
... JOHNSTON in loving memory of Richard David Honston, who died at Ashburton, November 22, 1916 - Inserted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers

... from the Estate of the late R.D. Johnston to R. F. Meeking, Lot 3, pt 2

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William COLLETT + Esther Ellen SWEENEY - Paeroa

... a message from Terry informed me the name I had as Swny should read Sweeney. A number of entries in NZBDM have spelt it Swny but I have changed the spelling as Terry is a direct descendent

... another message from Terry (28 Feb 2016) reads: you have William COLLETT born in Epping Forest, London on 31 January 1851. What is your evidence for this? It does not agree with what you have further down that he died on 24 April 1929 aged 69 (I have verified this)
I wrote 'apparently' on posting this journal because I do not agree with it either. Descendants can research to verify

William COLLETT (1851-1929)
was (apparently) born in Epping Forest, London on 31 January 1851

Esther Ellen SWEENEY (1864-1906)
was born in Hunua, (near Papakura), Auckland on 30 September 1864
- a daughter of Peter SWEENEY (1829-1884) & Esther Ellen LEACH (1839-1905)
OF NOTE the known siblings of Esther were:
* 1862 - 1916 Emily Janet Sweeney
- married Samuel Burge & had 11 children
* 1864 - 1906 Esther Ellen Sweeney
- married William Collett & had 14 children (as featured here)

* 1867 - 1941 Harriet Rosalie Sweeney
- married Edwin Doran Vowsey & had 11 children
* 1869 - 1948 Peter Alexander Sweeney
- married Ellen Spearing Jackson & had 4 children
* 1871 - ? William James Sweeney
- married Clara Agnes Johnson
- he married Olive Hume
* 1874 - 1950 Eliza Sweeney
- married William James Mulgrew & had 4 children
* 1876 - 1948 John Thomas Sweeney
- married Kathleen Agnes Abbott & had 3 children

William COLLETT married Esther Ellen SWEENEY
- their 14 known children:

... 1
1881 - 1941 Sarah Ann Collett
- Sarah married Charles McKENZIE in 1899
- their known children
* 1899 - 1900 William Joseph McKenzie
* 1902 - 1976 Gladye Ettie McKenzie
- Sarah & Charles divorced in June 1920
- she next married William Joseph SIMPSON in Nov 1920
SARAH died in Auckland 17 Aug 1941 aged 60

... 2
1883 - 1969 Catherine Collett
- Catherine married Samuel Henry ROULSTON (1880-1967) in 1906
- their known children:
* 1907 - Lee Dulcie Roulston
* 1908 - Rhona Dulcie Roulston
* 1910 - Henry Algie Roulston
* 1912 - Reynold Roulston

... 3
1885 - 1928 Albert George William Collett
- Albert married Helen THOMLINSON (1881-1944)
ALBERT died aged 53 in Australia

... 4
1887 - 1962 Rose Jubilee Collett
- born at Waitoa
- Rose married Reginald Ivens ROBERTS (1878-1964) in 1908
- Reginald was born in Coromandel and was a Builder
- their known children:
* 1909 - Leonard Ivens Roberts
* 1911 - Reginald William ROberts
ROSE died 15 December 1962 aged 75
REGINALD died 18 June 1964 aged 86
- they are buried Lots 4 & 6, Block P, PRO at Pukerimu, Paeroa

... 5
1890 - 1959 John Henry Collett
- John married Sarah RADFORD (1888-1959) in 1912

... 6
1891 - 1906 Annie Maria Collett
ANNIE died 29 May 1906 in Paeroa aged 15 (17 days after her mother)
- she is buried at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery, Paeroa

... 7
1893 - 1963 William Ivan Collett
- William married Thelma Gladys ARDERN (1903-1972) in 1924
WILLIAM died 21 July 1963 aged 69
- he was cremated at Waikumete, Auckland
THELMA died 18 October 1972 aged 69 in Auckland
- her ashes were scattered from Waikumete

... 8
1895 - 1974 Mary Jane Collett
- Mary married Walter Harold LLEWELYN (1892-1960) in 1916
- 3rd of 8 children of Charles Vaughan LLEWELYN & Annie Elizabeth REDGATE

... 9
1897 - 1972 Esther Ellen 'Nellie' Collett
- Esther married Eugene HOGAN in 1916
ESTHER died 13 September 1972 in Acukland aged 74
EUGENE died 12 August 1974 in Auckland aged 81
- they were cremated at Waikumete

... 10
1899 - 1993 James Leach Collett
- James married Mary Margaretta KARL (1901-1976) in 1926
JAMES died 8 October 1953 aged 87 in Auckland
- buried Plot 028, Row 2, Block A at Purewa

... 11
1900 - ? Thomas Collett
- Thomas possibly married Alice Mabel McENTEE (1900-1980) in 1918

... 12
1902 - ? Lucy Collett
- Lucy married Christopher HOOLE (1895-1929) in 1922
- Lucy possibly remarried

... 12
1904 - 1980 Ivy Myrtle Collett
- Ivy married William Edward POTTER (1902-1986) in 1924
IVY died 13 March 1980 aged 76 in Auckland
- her ashes were retuned from Purewa

... 14
1905 - 1997 Violet May Collett
- Violet married Percy Edward WOODMAN (1905-1963) in 1930
PERCY died 17 Nov 1963 in Whangarei aged 58
- he is buried Plot 433, Block 10 RSA at Maunu cemetery
VIOLET died 28 June 1997 in Whangarei aged 91
- ashes buried Plot 193, Block A at Maunu cemetery

Esther Ellen Collett died 12 May 1906 aged 42
William COLLETT died 24 April 1929 aged 69
- they are buried Lot 1, Block C, PRO at Pukerimu cemetery

On May 12th 1906 Esther Ellen, wife of William Collett, and mother of Mrs C. McKenzie and Mrs Sam Roulston, after a short illness; aged 42 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Thames Road, Paeroa, at 2p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th

FLOODING in PAEROA & districts has been a regular problem for hundreds of years
* 1896 - * 1898 below - * 1907 - * 1936 - * 1981 - I was there for that one, the one they call 'the flood of floods' when a huge torrent of water literally picked up the whole Waikino business district and many homes and washed them downstream through the Karangahake Gorge. The Waikino Hotel stood - and still stands :)
see the Hotel, defiant as always). All the shops opposite the hotel are no longer
* 2006 - * 2012

PAEROA under flood
during Jan-Feb 1898 from Alexander Turnbull Library
... note Peter Keller's General Store on right which means this was Normanby Road. He moved into this building in 1896 which was previously occupied by J. Phillips & Son (also General Store). He moved his business into the Masonic Buildings in Dec 1900. Peter Keller (1837-1917) was born in Germany & arrived in Otago in 1862.
He was a member of the Paeroa Borough Council and was twice Mayor there

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William Copeland WOODNORTH & Helen Skinner NUMBERS - Invercargill & Victoria

William Copeland WOODNORTH
was from Byrslem, Staffordshire, England
he arrived into Bluff, New Zealand, with his parents, Peter WOODNORTH & Hannah nee COPELAND 26 Nov 1875 on the PETER DENNY

the Woodnorth family on board:
Peter age 39 (died in NZ 1907 aged 72)
Hannah aged 38 (died in NZ 1906 aged 69)
... and their children:
* William Northwood aged 18
- moved to Victoria, Australia
* Ann Elizabeth Woodnorth aged 14 (died in NZ 1942 aged 81)
- married John MEEHAN in 1892
- they had 4 known children
* Henry Sherratt Woodnorth aged 12 (died in NZ 1946 aged 82)
- married Ann GORDON in 1905
- they had 2 known children
- a son, Horace Woodnorth was born in 1890 to Henry Sherratt Woodnorth, mother not recorded?
* Mary Adelaide Woodnorth aged 9
- Mary married James William NICOLSON in 1889
- they had 2 known sons
* Cecilia Copeland Woodnorth aged 5 (died in NZ 1944 aged 74)
- married Alexander DONALDSON in 1891
* Hannah Woodnorth aged 3 (died in NZ 1941 aged 70)
- did not marry (see comments below)
* Eleanor Woodnorth aged 7 months
- died on board the Peter Denny (see comments below)
... the NZ born children of Peter & Hannah
* 1877 Eleanor Alice Woodnorth (died in NZ 1956 aged 80)
- married Joseph Middleton JEWITT in 1899
- they had 3 known children
* 1880 Edith May Woodnorth
- married John Moses MURRAY in 1897
- they had 5 known children

the family settled in Invercargill and had "The Woodnorth Pottery and Brick and Tile Works"
William and his brother Henry Woodnorth worked for their father
it is recorded on William Nicholson's army enlistment that he was born in Auckland ??

WILLIAM COPELAND WOODNORTH married in Dunedin on 30 Sep 1889 to:
Helen Skinner NUMBERS
- they had 2 children:
a daughter, Margaret Northwood, nothing known
a son, William Nicholson Woodnorth, born 19 March 1890

on 18 July 1889 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on pottery
... Pottery - ancient and modern - with practical illustrations - W.C. Woodnorth, Ramsay's Hall, 8pm

in 1882:
SOUTHLAND INDUSTRY - WOODNORTH & CO., Merchants', Manufacturers, Belgravis Pottery Works, Invercargill

on 25 July 1888 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on Physiognomy in the Primitive Methodist Church, Invercargill

on 18 February 1890 William Copeland Woodnorth advertised in the Otago Times:
PROFESSOR WOODNORTH, Exhibition Side Show Grounds, PHREMOLOGY, PHYSIOGNOMY, your character read for 2s.
The Professor will Read your Character either Physiognomically, Phrenologically, or Photographically, telling you what you are best adapted for so that you will have a better knowlege of your abilities than you can have in life

on 16 June 1893 William Copeland Woodnorth, being a practical craftsman, gave a glass blowing exhibition at St George's Hall. "One of those marvellous performances that manipulates brittle glass as if it were potter's clay"

by 1914 William, Helen and at least their son William Nicholson Woodnorth, were living in Victoria, Australia

William Nicholson Northwood, served in WWI for Australia:
* Regimental number - 569
* Occupation - Blacksmith
* Address - 7 Henry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
* Also - Son of William Copeland & Hellen Skinner Woodnorth of 306, Station St, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia
* Marital status - Single
* Age at embarkation - 24
* Next of kin - William C Woodnorth, 7 Henry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
* Enlistment date - 17 August 1914
* Rank on enlistment - Private
* Unit name - 6th Battalion, E Company
* AWM Embarkation Roll number - 23/23/1
* Embarkation details - Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
* Rank from Nominal Roll - Sergeant
* Unit from Nominal Roll - 6th Battalion
* Sergeant William Woodnorth was Killed in Action in Somme, France 23 Aug 1918
* Age at death - 28
* Place of burial - PLOT VI - ROW E - GRAVE 11 at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France

Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France

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William DODD + Elizabeth Catherine DONALD - Gore

from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* William DODD aged 31
married 11 August 1885 to:
* Elizabeth Catherine DONALD aged 23

- the known children of WILLIAM & ELIZABETH:
... 1
1887 - 1953 Henry Dodd

... 2
1889 - ? Isabella Dodd

... 3
1890 - 1957 James Angus Dodd
- James married Margaret Winifred McDONALD in 1917

... 4
1891 - 1966 William Dodd

... 5
1893 - ? Margaret Dodd

... 6
1897 - 1972 Elizabeth Catherine Donald Dodd
- Elizabeth did not marry
- she is buried in Gore cemetery (see below)

... 7
1899 - 1964 Andrew Dodd

... 8
1901 - 1961 Gordon Ernest Dodd

... 9
1901 - 1981 Albert Sinclair Dodd
- Albert is buried in Gore cemetery (see below)

... 10
1902 - 1973 Robert Howe Dodd

... 11
1904 - 1970 Mary Jane Dodd
- Mary Jane is buried in Gore cemetery (see below)

... 12
1906 - ? Gibson Fisher Dodd

... 13
1908 - 1976 Myrtle Jessie McNichol Dodd
- Myrtle did not marry
- she is buried in Gore cemetery (see below)

* Catherine died 26 January 1926 aged 63
* William 25 January died 1946 aged 91
- burial not found although I believe they were in Gore

PLOT 31, BLOCK 126 at Gore Cemetery

In loving memory of
MARY JANE DODD died 8th March 1970 aged 65 years
Her sisters
ELIZABETH CATHERINE died 30th Oct 1972 aged 75 years
and MYRTLE JESSIE MCNICOL died 11th Oct 1976 aged 68 years
Their brother
ALBERT SINCLAIR died 14th July 1981 aged 80 years

William Fletcher WALDECK, Greenough, Western Australia



William Fletcher WALDECK

Born 26 July 1893 in Greenough, Western Australia

Son of Joshua Watts WALDECK and Catherine PEARSON

Resided with his parents on Mount Pleasant Farm in Greenough and on Warracootharra Station east of Mount Magnet

Farmer in Three Springs in 1927

Married "Ina" Gladys Ina CARTER in Perth in 1927

Resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 27 March 1942

Corporal W59068 in the Australian Army's A D C S during the Second World War

Discharged from the Australian Army on 26 September 1944

Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bentley

Died 24 December 1965; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA

William Francis FOGDEN - soldier, sailor, adventurer - died Wellington New Zealand 1909

WILLIAM FRANCIS FOGDEN was born 1st Feb 1828 at Landport, Portsmouth, England

Along with his sisters Emma and Lavinia, William left England with his father, sea Captain Thomas FOGDEN on the 'GANGES' bound for Victoria, Australia.
They arrived in June 1853

He later sailed to New Zealand and married Sophia Julia FOLEY (1843-1928) in Dunedin in 1867
They had nine? children

William died at home in Brooklyn, Wellington on the 25th August 1909 aged 81

he had led a very full, exciting and adventurous life
- his story was best told in the EVENING POST on 8 Sep 1909 from which the following was taken ...

William Francis Fogden, whose death, at Brooklyn, was reported recently, had a long and adventurous career by sea and land. Born at Landport, Portsmouth, England, on 1st February, 1828, he passed through the town schools and afterwards through Greenwich College School. He was the son of an old sea captain, who was in charge of the yacht Ceres in and around the Thames for many years, and who subsequently commanded Governor La Trobe's yacht in Victorian waters. Young Fogden, on his fifteenth birthday, saw the battleship Trafalgar, 120 guns, slip off the ways into the river. Writing of the event, he says that the glorious sight, with the river and its banks crowded with cheering people, "settled him for a sea life." His father, knowing the many hardships inseparable from life at sea, determined to cure his son of any inclination for it by sending him off on the survey ship Mastiff to the Orkney Isles.
Surveying is the hardest and most irksome work in a man-o'-warsman's lot, but young Fogden's two years' experience of it failed to kill his desire for life afloat, and after two years on the Mastiff he transferred to the Raven, and one year later to his father's yacht, the Ceres, which was the yacht for the commodore of Woolwich dockyard. He passed a pleasant year or the yacht) but wearied of an existence "close hauled to shore," and shipped on the twelve-gun brig Mutine, to go slave-hunting on the West Coast of Africa. Of her first lieutenant he naively remarks that "Mr. C was a big man with a nasty scowl, and he turned out to be what he looked." The brig was commanded by Captain Tryon, an uncle of the Admiral who went down with his ship on the occasion of "the disastrous collision between the men-o'-war Victoria and Camperdown, not a great many years ago. The slaverchasing expedition did not eventuate, the brig being ordered to the Mediterranean instead. After a vain attempt to get into warm touch with some Algerine pirates, the Mutine went on to Malta, where the Church of St. John was seen, "with its makeshift gates to take the place of the golden gates which Napoleon is credited with having stolen when Lord Nelson routed him out of Malta." At Greece the Mutine was present in some revolutionary proceedings, and Fogden and the rest of the boat's crew were under fire while rescuing "a, tall, dirty looking Greek," who, after he had doffed his disguise, proved to be General Greaves.

A life sketch written by Mr. Fogden contains some quaint pictures of the social side of men-o'-war sailors' pursuits.
Writing of the commodore's yacht', on which he served for a year, he says that one commodore of Woolwich (whom he names) never came on board but once. On that occasion the Ceres was cruising about the river for his pleasure, when all of a sudden she gave a lurch - and down came the commodore ! "My father went to him, and he roared out, 'Let me stay here !' And he never came on board the Cores again," quaintly comments the writer. Later on he says : "It was nothing but a round of pleasure, being on board that vessel. Lords and ladies used to make up parties and come on board, and we would take them for a sail down to sea reach; some we would sail round The Mouse lightship. On such occasions we would only get back to Gravesend, when the party could go ashore in watermen's boats and stop the hotels for the night. Such fun they were always up to; -ladies going up the rigging, the gentlemen lashing them there, and the spray flying over them:" Writing of one captain who succeeded another on the Mutine, the autobiographist says that "he wasn't so good a sailor, but he was more of a gentleman. He went ashore at Athens for a whole fortnight, and stayed at the palace. Then he sent word on board to have the ship prepared for a grand ball. Didn't the first lieutenant go off pop! He
cursed about putting young commanders in a ship, for first lieutenants to do all the work in order to make women pleased. He used to say, 'How is a ship to be cleaned within twelve months after they have been on board?' However, the day arrived, and all the ambassadors of various countries, the counts and countesses, French and Russian officers, were there feasting and footing it, dancing and singing, on the deck of the old Mutine. The crew were not forgotten in the festivities, and they did not mind putting the ship to rights after the gaiety. "But the first lieutenant loved his ship and hated all women, and wherever he went they all knew it."

Mr. Fogden took part in a famous sailing race between the Mutine and the senior Russian brig on the station, from Athens to Cape Modon and back The Russian was well ahead on the way down, running with a fair wind under full sail, but the Mutine made up leeway on the way home, through bringing her to wind under full topsails and topgallant sails above. Then the starboard foot of the topgallant sail went, but instead of 'bending a new one, and losing time and way, two seamen went aloft with stoppers, one for the foot of the sail and the other for the leech, while the Russian representatives on the Mutine clapped their hands to the men and cried
"Well done." Just afterwards, the Russian brig lowered her topsails to take in the second reef, and furled her "topgallant sails. The lowered her topsails on to the leap and took in the second reef, but kept her topgallant sails set abovethem. Then the boatswain piped "Royal yards aloft; send down yards on deck." This was done, and with both yards on deck a lot of top weight was taken off her, the feat being a 'very fine one for rough weather.
The Mutine weathered her rival, got the weather gauge, and sailed home an easy winner; the result being due to courageous seamanship and fine steering by a helmsman named Cook, rather-than any advantage in the craft.
A great deal of money was wagered on the race, which is now traditional in the navy. A complaint was made by the losers that it was not customary in the navy to carry topgallant fails above double reefed topsails, but an answer was given that it would be customary now that the Russians knew the way to go about it!

The Mutine was at Venice and Trieste during the trouble between Austria, over the ownership of Venice. At Trieste the crew used to see the women doing sentry go while the men were eating their meals. Near Venice, on 21st December, 1848, the Mutine was caught in a "bora," which is a wind accounted worse than a gale or a hurricane. She was wrecked, and the crew endured privations before being rescued, but all except five were saved. Amongst the lost was the misogynist lieutenant. The survivors went to England on the battleship Vanguard, and as the result of- an enquiry the ship's officers were exonerated from any suspicion of blame for the loss of the Mutine.

Mr. Fogden saw active land service, at the Gape, in connection with the Kaffir War. Almost every one knows the verses entitled "The Loss of the Birkenhead," but not many of the present day generation know that the troops who went down on her, standing at attention, were bound for the Kaffir War. With other marines from H. M. S. Castor, Mr. Fogden helped to coal and water the Birkenhead at Simon's Bay. On the evening of her departure she steamed round the frigate, with the band playing, "Cheer, Boys, Cheer," which was a new and exceedingly popular song at that time. The marines manned the riggings, and cheered them down the bay. Next morning the steamer went ashore on a rock called the Gunner's Coin, and hundreds were drowned. She was the first iron paddlebox steamer that carried troops, and it was said that had she been wooden there would have been much less loss of life, as there would have been more supports available after she went down. "It was very disheartening to the party at the front, and the Kaffir chief gave a big feast when he heard of it," comments the writer.

Mr. Fogden went out to Australia in 1853, and "followed the gold rushes" for many years, both in Victoria and New Zealand. He got a great deal of experience, and a little gold.
His Victorian memories included one of the shooting down by a bushranger of a trooper. After some years on the Otago goldfields Mr. Fogden went to the West Coast, and afterwards to Nelson. He did a good deal of pioneering work, and boated down the Grey River the first lot of coal from the Brunner mine, when the infamous Maungatapu murders took place he had a narrow escape from being one of the victims, and for a while his sister in Victoria thought he had perished. The Earl of Glasgow, who was a shipmate with Mr. Fogden on H.M.S. Castor, used to ask after him during the earl's gubernatorial term in New Zealand, but Mr. Fogden was then away from Wellington. Amongst his digging mates in Victoria was the late District Judge Broad, of Nelson. Deceased was buried at Karori, with military honours. He leaves a widow and family of five sons and four daughters; also five grandchildren. His daughters are Mrs. King, of Nelson (who lost her husband a few weeks ago), Mrs. Buckley, of Shannon, and the three Misses Fogden, of Brooklyn

... more, about his life in Nelson, to come

this HMS MUTINE drawing was taken from this site
George Pechell Mends was first lieutenant of 'Mutine' at the Cape of Good Hope the number in the top suggests it is one of a series of drawings he did of these sailing trials, c1845
'Mutine' was a 12-gun brig built at Chatham in 1844 but wrecked near Venice four years later (read story above)

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