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WILLIAM GEORGE GEARY - loses a father and a son in battle

WILLIAM GEORGE GEARY lost his father, (Joseph Geary b.1845) - when he was 3 years old in 1868 - during a battle with Titokowaru at Te Ngutu O Te Manu, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Joseph was 23 years old at the time and married to Charlotte Fawcett - she died 7 years later in Wellington, aged 30.
48 years later, in 1916, his son (William b.1896) so also killed in action - in France during World War 1, aged 19
I would appreciate any information on their wives and family that you could give me

William Gibbons HARP & Jane WALKER Cambridge Waikato

HARP, William Gibbons
Bill was born in Auckland.
On 1 November 1873 Bill enrolled with the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers and he served with this troop until May 1879.
He was 23 years old and a carpenter when he joined the Duke of Cambridge Lodge in January 1874 and he was married to *Mary Anne. They had a family of eight children.
In 1934 when he celebrated his 81st birthday in Hamilton (where he had lived since 1915) Bill stated that he had been a bridge builder, carpenter, storekeeper, mail contractor, post master, farmer and fireman.
... NOTE (my additions)
- William actually married Jane WALKER on 20 May 1873

their 8 children were:

1874 - 1929 James George Harp
- James married Ethel Maud TAYLOR (1881-1952) in 1900

1876 - 1954 William Archibald Murray Harp
- William married Florence May RENNER in 1912
- Florence was a daughter of Charles Edward RENNER & Hannah GALVIN

1878 - 1892 Mary Hamilton Harp
- Mary died aged 14

1880 - 1915 John Albert Harp
- John married Selina SAVAGE (1880-1960) in 1905
- Selina was a daughter of Valentine SAVAGE & Annie Elizabeth MOULDEN
- John was KILLED IN ACTION 5 June 1915 in Gallipoli
- he served as Private 12/1425 with the Auckland Infantry Battalion
- his memorial is Pane 72, Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
- He was a keen sportsman, especially as a shot, a yachtsman, a bandsman, a cyclist, a footballer, and a hockey player and had been living in Rotorua for 10-12 years prior

1883 - Lucy Isabella Harp
- Lucy married Ivo CLARKE (1885-1913) in 1905

1885 - ? Jessie Elizabeth Harp
- Jessie married Harold Kennard CLARKE (1880-?) in 1904
- Harold was a son of John Lewis CLARKE & Margaret LEGG

1888 - 1971 Jane/Jean Ethel Harp
- Jane married Thomas Henry ASTON in 1909

1890 - 1968Catherine/Kathleen Emma Harp
- Catherine married Percy Stanley PREBBLE (1894-1941) in 1916
- Percy was a son of Arthur Edward PREBBLE & Alice Frances TINDILL


Jane died in 1892 aged 37
- William next married Rebecca LOWE (1853-1934) in 1897

William Gibbons Harp died in 1939 aged 87

William Hayward WAKEFIELD 1803-1848 & his brother Edward Gibbon WAKEFIELD 1796-1862

William Wakefield was born in Burnham-on-Crouch, Wickford, Essex (59km east of London) the fourth son of Land Agent Edward Wakefield (1774-1854) and Susanna ne Crush

- the 8 children of Edward and Susan Wakefield were:
Catherine Gurney Wakefield (1793-1873)
- she married Rev Charles Martin Torlesse
- they had 10 children
- son Charles Torlesse was a pioneer of New Zealand and had a sheep station in Rangiora
- son Henry Torlesse died in New Zealand in 1870

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862)
- he was a barrister, coloniser and land developer with the NZ Company - he married his abducted heiress Ellen Turner, - she was 15 at the time, he was 31
- this marriage at Gretna Green was later annulled
- he married Eliza Susan Pattle, daughter of an opium trader, Canton Merchant, Thomas Charles Pattle
- a son of Edward and Eliza was Edward Jerningham Wakefield, an author of New Zealand, he helped in the founding of Wellington, New Plymouth and Nelson, he married Ellen Rowe, he is buried in the old Ashburton Cemetery, Canterbury,
- Edward Wakefield died on 14th May 1862 and is buried in Plot 3317, C of E section at Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington

Daniel Bell Wakefield (1798-1858)
As a child in England, Daniel was thought to be rather 'slow' and showed little initiative at school. During his later school years he lived with Francis Place, one of the leading radical reformers of the era and a friend of his father. On leaving school he was apprenticed to learn bookkeeping, conveyancing and practical farming, but soon disgraced himself and was sent to Amsterdam to work in a merchant's office.
Place described him as lazy, sulky and disagreeable and probably dishonest but was determined to persevere with Daniel out of respect for his father. It seems that his brothers Edward Gibbon and Arthur were not particularly impressed with him either, they described him as a dull, ill-mannered fellow most notable for his sloth and indolence.
- in 1824 he eloped with Selina Elizabeth de Burgh (perhaps encouraged by his brother Edward), much to the dismay of her parents who were not impressed by him. Selina however died four years later without issue
- in 1835 he married Angela Attwood, daughter of Thomas Attwood MP and Elizabeth (Carless) in London
- in 1843 he was again embroiled in scandal. He had left his wife in disgrace after infecting her with an unpleasant social disease, and had substantial gambling debts. Brother Edward once again assisted, this time Daniel escaped to New Plymouth, New Zealand, under a false name, "Bowler"
- he later joined his brother William to do legal work in Wellington for the New Zealand Company
- in 1847 he was appointed Crown Solicitor, a year later Standing Counsel for the Maori and then Attorney-General for the New Munster Province. His wife rejoined him after a five-year separation, bringing their two children, Selina and Marcus. - Selina died a few months later aged 11, but in October 1849 their third child, Alice was born.
DANIEL BELL WAKEFIELD died 8 Jan 1858 in Wellington and is buried with daughter Selina in Plot 3317, C of E section at the Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington

Arthur Wakefield 1799-1843
- he entered the navy in 1810 and went to New Zealand as an agent for Nelson in the NZ Company
- he arrived on the Whitby into Nelson on 5th November 1841
- he was killed in battle in the Wairau Massacre on 17th June 1843

William Wakefield (1803-1848)
- he is buried in Plot 3317, Section C of E at Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington

John Howard Wakefield (1804-1862)
- he married Maria Suffolk of India (1814-1852)
- they had 4 children
- she died in India in 1852
- she has descendants in Victoria Australia

Felix Wakefield (1807-1875)
- he married Marie Felice Eliza Bailey
- he arrived into Lyttelton on the Sir George Pollock with his family in November 1851
- he owned land in Sumner, Christchurh
- he and Marie had 9 children, several of them lived in New Zealand
- a daughter, Salvador Rosa Wakefield's will was lodged for probate in Adelaide, Australia on 19th October 1898. She and Murat Wakefield were living in Currency Creek, South Australia - 84km south of Adelaide in at least 1867
- he died suddenly, aged 68, on Christmas Eve 1875 between Cave Rock and the Sumner Hotel

Priscilla Susannah Wakefield (1809-1887)
- she went to India to teach religion
- she married Henry Chapman an assistant Surgeon in India, a son of convict Contractor Abel Chapman and Rebecca Bell
- they had 12 children

Percy Wakefield (1810-1831)
- he is not verified
- he never married

William was raised by his paternal grandmother Priscilla Wakefield (nee Bell, a noted author, Quaker and philanthropist) and his elder sister Catherine, who found him a difficult child.


As William grew older he came very much under the influence of his older brother, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who was not always a good influence on his life. In 1825 he became formally betrothed to Emily Sidney but, before they could be married, Wakefield became involved with his brother in the abduction of a wealthy heiress Ellen Turner - both brothers were arrested.
- Emily Sidney was a daughter of Sir John Shelley Sidney (1771-1849) Baronet of Penshurst Place, Kent

Then while out on bail Wakefield absconded to Paris apparently to meet up with Emily who by now was three months pregnant.
He returned to England when the baby was born and was promptly arrested and held in Lancaster Castle until his trial.
He was subsequently sentenced to three years in jail.
During this time his 'wife' died leaving him with a six-month-old daughter Emily Charlotte

Upon his release from jail William Wakefield spent some time with his daughter at his sister Catherine's.
- His daughter Emily married Edward William Stafford Esq, eldest son of Berkeley Buckingham Stafford of Mayne, county Louth on 24th September 1846 in Wellington
- there were no children
- Edward Stafford was a Runholder, provincial superintendent, premier, sportsman
- Edward was also Prime Minister of New Zealand on three occasions in the mid 19th century. His total time in office is the fifth longest of any New Zealand Premier or Prime Minister, and the longest of any leader without a political party
- Emily Wakefield died aged 29 in 1857
- Edward married again in 1859 to Mary Bartley and had 6 children - 3 sons, 3 daughters
- Mary died in 1899
- Edward died on 14th February 1901 aged 81 in London

In 1832 William travelled to Portugal and enlisted as a mercenary soldier in the service of Dom Pedro, the Emperor of Brazil.
Although he had no military experience whatsoever he was apparently able to enlist as a Captain.
He survived the siege of Porto (also known as Oporto in English} and the subsequent campaigning but he gained little from it except experience and a handful of medals.

After the Portuguese Campaign he returned briefly to England and enlisted in the British Auxiliary Legion fighting for the infant Queen Isabella II of Spain in the First Carlist War.
He emerged from the campaign as a major, re-enlisted and was promoted to Colonel.
He was one of the few officers to survive the campaigns of the following years; he stayed until the Legion was disbanded in 1837 and returned to England the following year.

In 1839 the New Zealand Company originated in London with the aim of promoting the "systematic" colonisation of New Zealand.
The Company intended to follow the colonising principles of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who envisaged the creation of a new-model English society in the southern hemisphere.
Wakefield's emigration system professed higher and more noble aims than mere financial profit.

Edward set sail for New Zealand as the chief representative of the New Zealand Company on the Tory that left Plymouth on 12th May 1839, arriving in Port Nicholson (now Wellington) on 20th September 1839
The Tory had a total of 35 people on board, manned with a picked crew, and in the forecastle there was a Maori interpreter, Ngatai who
had lived in England with Edward Gibbon Wakefield and family for two years
The trials of a colonist

This is the only known sketch of William made in 1826 when he and his brother were convicted of the kidnapping of the 16 year-old heiress Ellen Turner.

Colonel Wakefield held two difficult, and to a certain extent, conflicting roles in the new settlement.

There are many articles to read on the life in New Zealand of Lieutenant Colonel William Hayward Wakefield at NZETC

His brother Edward Gibbon Wakefield had instruted him to buy as much land as possible from the Māori before New Zealand became annexed
- the First European arrivals

Almost immediately after his death on 19th September 1848 his friends began raising money to fund a memorial.
It was finally restored and officially celebrated on the 7th of October 2006 William Wakefield Memorial at the Basin Reserve, Wellington

EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD
taken from above link


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William Henry ACKLAND - New Zealand

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

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

- there may have been more children?

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

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

their (known) children were:

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

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

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

1895-1974 George Ancell

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

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

1900-1976 James Patrick Ancell

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

1903-? Eveline Mabel Ancell

1905-1952 Ivy Jane Ancell
- didn't marry

William Henry BIGNAL & Ellen BLACKBEE - Levin

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

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

they had 10 children:

1885 - Ida Elizabeth Bignal
- nothing known

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1910 - 1872 Herbert George Bignal
- spouse unknown

1 comment(s), latest 4 years, 9 months ago

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

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

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

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

William Henry CARTER + Emily CARTWRIGHT - Manawatu

William Henry CARTER
married on 1 December 1900 to:
Emily CARTWRIGHT

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

- nothing known


... 2
1903 - ? Trevor Victor Carter

- nothing known


... 3
1904 - 1909 Iris Amy Carter

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


... 4
1906 - ? Freesia Kathleen Carter

- nothing known


... 5
1908 - 1987 Clarence Frederick Carter

- Clarence married Irene Angelina SNEESTON in 1924


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

William Henry FREEMAN + Paulina Anna TABARELLE -

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

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


William & Paulina had 8 known CHILDREN

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


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


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


... 4
1887 - Pauline Freeman


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


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


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


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



TIMELINE

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


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


William Henry GARTON + Agnes ALEXANDER - Northland, New Zealand

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

William and Agnes had the following known children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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