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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


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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

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William COLLETT + Esther Ellen SWEENEY - Paeroa

NOTE
... 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)
... and yet another message from Terry (16 Nov 2016) reads: you have James Leach Collett 1899 - 1993 and died 8 October 1953 aged 87 neither of those death dates makes him 87. The government BDM (1993/32638) has born 28 July 1899 and died 9/1/1993, making him 93. This is the only James Leach Collett listed. I propose these are the correct dates: could you check your sources?

William COLLETT (1851-1929)
was born in Whitely, a village in the civil parish of Melksham Without, Wiltshire, England on 31 January 1851. He arrived into Auckland 5 July 1874 on the barque James Wishart

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 on 6 Feb 1881 in Hamilton, Waikato
- their 14 known children:
... 1
1881 - 1941 Sarah Ann Collett
born 22 May 1881 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Sarah married Charles McKENZIE in 1899
their known children:
* 1899 - 1900 William Joseph McKenzie
* 1902 - 1976 Gladys 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
born 21 October 1883 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Catherine married Samuel Henry ROULSTON (1880-1967) in 1906
their known children:
* 1907 - 1907 Leah Dulcie (10 months)
* 1908 - 1994 Rhona Dulcie Roulston
* 1910 - 1910 Henry Algie Roulston (1 day)
* 1912 - 1993 Reynold Roulston
* 1914 - 1945 Albert Ivor Roulston
* 1915 - 1993 Victor Owen Roulston
SAMUEL died 12 Nov 1967
CATHERINE died 28 July 1969
- they are buried Old Te Puke cemetery

... 3
1885 - 1928 Albert George William Collett
born 22 August 1885 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Albert married Helen THOMLINSON (1881-1944) 4 July 1914 in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
ALBERT died 25 July 1928 aged 53 in Pelaw Main, NSW
- he is buried at Kurri Kurri

... 4
1887 - 1962 Rose Jubilee Collett
born 1 August 1887 at Waitoa
- Rose married Reginald Ivens ROBERTS (1878-1964) in 1908
- Reginald was born in Coromandel and was a Builder
their known children:
* 1909 - 1983 Leonard Ivens Roberts
* 1911 - 2005 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
1888 - 1959 John Henry Collett
born 2 July 1888 in Karangahake, Auckland
- John married Sarah RADFORD (1888-1959) 12 Sep 1912
their known children:
* 1913 - 1974 Estella Frances Maude Collett
* 1914 - 1980 Ivan Joseph John Collett
* 1915 - 1915 born still twin sons
* 1918 - 1987 Dulcie Collett
* 1921 - 1923 Freda Viola Collett
* 1922 - 2006 Leslie Laurence Collett (twin)
* 1922 - 1971 Reginald Leonard Collett (twin)
* 1923 - 2002 Veita Viola Collett
* 1925 - 1987 Edna May Collett
* 1928 - 2009 Eileen Phillis Collett
* 1929 - 2013 Horace Albert Collett
JOHN died 3 March 1959 in Hamilton
SARAH died 3 weeks after John
- they are buried Hamilton Park cemetery, Newstead

... 6
1891 - 1906 Annie Maria Collett
born 13 September in Karangahake, Auckland
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
born 16 October 1893 in Karangahake, Auckland
- William married Thelma Gladys ARDERN (1903-1972) in 1924
daughter of William Edward Ardern & Ann Moorcraft
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
born 3 November 1895 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Mary married Walter Harold LLEWELYN (1892-1960) in 1916
- 3rd of 8 children of Charles Vaughan LLEWELYN & Annie Elizabeth REDGATE. He served in WWI as Private 56443
their known children:
* 1917 - 1935 Cecil Roy Lleweleyn
* 1920 - 1975 Allan Charles Llewelyn
* 1932 - 1998 Bruce William Llewelyn
WALTER died 26 December 1960 aged 68
MARY JANE died 17 September 1974 aged 78

... 9
1897 - 1972 Esther Ellen 'Nellie' Collett
born 29 October 1897 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Esther married Eugene HOGAN (1892-1974) in 1916
their known children:
* 1916 - 1977 Mervyn Gilbert Hogan
* 1918 - 1982 Eugene Dennis Hogan
* 1920 - 1985 Thomas Edward Hogan
* 1921 - 2007 William John Hogan
* 1923 - 1982 Owen Patrick Hogan
* 1927 - 2001 Mavis Catherine Hogan
* 1929 - 1955 Norman Ivan Hogan
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
born 28 July 1899 in Karangahake, Auckland
- James married Mary Margaretta KARL (1901-1976) in 1926
Mary was born 21 Oct 21 1902 in Ohaupo, Auckland
their known children:
* 1928 - 2002 Sylvia Noelyn Collett
* 1937 - 2003 Ngaire Margaretta Collett
JAMES died 8 October 1953 aged 93 in papakura, Auckland
- buried Plot 028, Row 2, Block A at Purewa

... 11
1900 - ? Thomas Collett
born 1 September 1900 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Thomas married Alice Mabel McENTEE (1899-1980) in 1918
daughter of Laurence Henry McEntee and Eliza Tickelpenny
their known children:
* 1924 - 1992 Trevor Collett
* 1926 - 1984 Ivan Thomas Collett

... 12
1902 - 1990 Lucy Collett
born 8 February 1902 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Lucy married Christopher HOOLE (1895-1929) in 1922
their known children:
* 1922 - 2010 Frank Christopher Hoole
LUCY died 12 July 1990
- her ashes buried at North Shore

... 12
1904 - 1980 Ivy Myrtle Collett
born 16 June 1904 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Ivy married William Edward POTTER (1902-1986) in 1924
born Omahu, Thames to Charles Harold Potter (1875-1966) from Birmingham & Gertrude Mary Durbin (1880-1062) from Somerset
their known children:
* 1934 - 2014 Wilma Joan Potter
IVY died 13 March 1980 aged 75 in Auckland
- her ashes were returned from Purewa

... 14
1905 - 1997 Violet May Collett
born 12 October 1905 in Karangahake, Auckland
- Violet married Percy Edward WOODMAN (1905-1963) in 1930
their known children:
* 1940 - 1984 Peter Collett Woodman
* 1945 - 2009 Kerry Renold Woodman
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
- they are buried Lot 1, Block C, PRO at Pukerimu cemetery

NOTES
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

PHOTO
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
NOTE
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

TIMELINE
on 18 July 1889 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on pottery
from the SOUTHLAND TIMES:
... 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


PHOTO
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France


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William Fletcher WALDECK, Greenough, Western Australia

see also WALDECK at KARRAKATTA

see also WALDECK of DONGARA


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 ...

A LIFE OF ACTION
ADVENTURES BY LAND AN SEA - SAILOR, SOLDIER, AND GOLDSEEKER
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.

SOCIAL DOINGS AT SEA
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."

A FAMOUS SAILING RACE
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!

WRECK OF THE MUTINE
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.

ACTIVE SERVICE
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.

GOLD-SEEKING DAYS
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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