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William COLDICOTT + Ann Maria SMITH - Ashburton

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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)
... 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

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 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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William Frederick Samuel KEEBLE + Annie Maria HALBERG - Masterton, New Zealand

William Frederick Samuel KEEBLE married Annie Maria HALBERG in 1886
- Annie was a daughter of Mars Peter & Betty Nielsone Halberg

They had:
1887 - Rosina Keeble
- Rosina married Charles Frederick Mills in 1913

1888 - William David 'Willie' Keeble
- Willie died in 1904 aged 16 and is buried in Row 2, Area Plan II at Archer St Cemetery, Masterton with his parents

1891 - Alfred Ernest Keeble
- Alfred married Edith Harriet Brown in 1909

- William died in 1912 aged 48.
He is buried in Row 2, Area Plan II at Archer St Cemetery Masterton
- Annie died in 1921 aged 55.
She is buried in Row 2, Area Plan II at Archer St Cemetery Masterton

William FRISBY + Isabella CORBETT & 16 children - Winton, Southland

William FRISBY (1853-1941) was born in Leicester, England
He arrived into Lyttelton on the
Charlotte Gladstone, January 1871 when he was 17

WILLIAM married Isabella CORBETT (1862-1906) on 15 January 1879 in St Stephen's Anglican Church, Ashburton
(his brother Arthur married Isabella's sister Sarah Ann Corbett in 1870 & had 12 children)
Isabella was born in Leicester, England
She arrived into on the British Empire in 1864 when she was 2


... 1
1879 - ? Clara Eleanor Frisby
- Clara married William SMALL in 1915

... 2
1881 - 1917 William 'Edward' Frisby
- Edward served in WWI as Private 8/4127 with the NZEF, 11th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company. He embarked from Wellington 1 April 1916. His next of kin was his brother Thomas Arthur Frisby c/o Brown's Post Office, Winton
Edward was KILLED in ACTION 10 Oct 1917 in Ypres, Belgium and buried Tyne Cot

... 3
1882 - 1937 Thomas Arthur Frisby
- born in Winton
- Thomas married Kate Florence QUEALE (1887-1918) in 1918
- daughter of George Tweedie QUEALE & Eliza Hall BLAKIE
- he married Margaret Jane Robson ANDERSON (1902-1993) in 1921 & had 7 children

... 4
1883 - 1883 John Frisby
- John died aged 2 days
- he is buried with 2 month old sister Isabella May in Winton

... 5
1884 -1884 Isabella May Frisby
- born in Winton, Southland
- Isabella died aged 3 months in Browns, Southland
- she is buried with her brother John Frisby in Old Winton cemetery

... 6
1885 - 1918 Isabella May Frisby
- Isabella married David KNIGHT (1887-1956) in 1912
- Isabella died during the Flu Pandemic

... 7
1887 - 1935 John Henry Frisby
- born in Winton
- John served in WWI as Private 8/3592 with the NZEF, 9th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company. He embarked from Wellington 8 Jan 1916. His next of kin was his father William Frisby of Southland
- John married Sophia KIDD (1899-1982) in 1920 & had 8 children
- daughter of Charles Cowan KIDD & Sarah Marr ROSS

... 8
1888 - 1955 Sarah Harriet Frisby
- born in Winton
- Sarah married William WOODS (1886-1973) in 1910

... 9
1890 - 1892 Robert Charles Frisby
- Robert died aged 1

... 10
- born in Winton
1892 - 1978 Robert Carter Frisby
- Robert married Jane BROWN (1895-1970) in 1914 & had 5 children
- daughter of William Henry & Elizabeth BROWN

... 11
1894 - 1976 Elizabeth Rebecca Frisby
- Elizabeth married Ernest Harry BAINBRIDGE (1878-1948) in 1923

... 12
1895 - 1964 Clara Ruth Frisby
- Clara married Rupert Joseph Winter BLICK (1898-1987) in 1917 & had 3 children

... 13
1896 - 1965 Ellice Maud Frisby
- Ellice married George COOPER (1901-1964) in 1929

... 14
1897 - 1982 Wilford James Frisby
- Wilford served in WWI as Private 27481 with the NZEF, 18th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company. He embarked from Wellington 16 Oct 1916. His next of kin was his father William at brown's, Southland
- Wilford married Jessie Elizabeth Elvira McLINTOCK (1900-1923) in 1923
- he married Alethea Mary McINTYRE in 1935
WILFORD died 15 June 1982 in Chalet Hospital & ashes scattered Dunedin

... 15
1899 - 1960 Eric Cyril Frisby
- nothing known about Eric
- he died aged 61

... 16
1901 - 1938 Charles Stanley Frisby
- Charles married Jessie Annabel LAWRIE (1910-1984) in 1930

Isabella FRISBY died 9 Dec 1906 aged 46
- buried Block X, Row 1 at Winton Cemetery
William FRISBY died 10 November 1941 in Winton
- he is buried at Old Winton Cemetery

William George DEAN + Harriet ALDING - Dannevirke

William George DEAN (1857-1929)
was born in Lyttelton, New Zealand, 1st of 16 children of:
John DEAN (1835-1909) & Emma BATHURST (1840-1914)
his parents are buried Plot 680 & 681, Row 421 at Geraldine Cemetery

Harriet ALDING (1861-1928)
was born in Milton, Oxfordshire, England 2nd of 7 children of:
William ALDING (1834-1909) & Mary Jane IRELAND (1836-1913)
her parents are buried Grave 86, Block J Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

WILLIAM & HARRIET married 18 Sep 1877 in Te Aute, Hawkes Bay
they had 13 known children:
... 1
1878 - 1960 Emma Jane Dean

- in June 1889 Emma was in Standard I and in early 1890 in Standard II at Dannevirke School. In May 1891 the Dannevirke School Committee held their usual monthly meeting and it was noted by the Headmaster, F. J. Popplewell that Emma Dean had been absent from school for 9 months. She was then aged 12.
In Dec 1891 she was in Standard III
- Emma married John Albert ANDERSON (1871-1952) in 1899
their known children:
* 1901 - 1985 Horace William Charles Anderson ( buried Mangatera)
* 1902 - Albert Roy Anderson
* 1903 - Ada Marian Anderson
* 1905 - Gordon Carl Anderson
* 1907 - Nola Edith Anderson
* 1908 - Emma May Anderson
JOHN ALBERT died 20 June 1952 aged 81
EMMA died 3 November 1960 aged 82
they are buried together in Plot 1, Block CI at Mangatera cemetery

... 2
1880 - 1902 William John Dean

- In May 1891 'Willie' was in Standard II at Dannevirke school. In April 1893 he was in Standard III and in July that year he was in Standard IV
WILLIAM died 2 Sep 1902 aged 22
he is buried Grave 14, Block D at Settlers Cemetery

... 3
1883 - 1962 Nellie Dean

- In May Nellie was in Standard I and in Dec 1891 she was in Standard II at Dannevirke school. In Jan 1893 she was in Standard III and got 70 points for sewing.
- Nellie married Edgar Allan PEDDER (1873-1948) in 1902
their known children:
* 1903 - 1977 Minnie Rosa Pedder (+Charles Thomas Pearce)
* 1905 - 1982 Clarice Maud Pedder (+Leonard James Burke)
* 1907 - 1969 Freda Evelyn Pedder (+Thomas Cyril Scott Brownlee)

... 4
1884 - 1964 Bertha Dean

- In Jan 1893 Bertha was in Standard I at Dannevirke school as was Mary Jane Dean (born the same year, daughter of Edwin & Mary Ann Dean (see *at notes below)
- no spouse found for Bertha. She died 23 April 1964 aged 79

... 5
1886 - 1968 Richard John Dean

- Richard married Joanna Dorothy HEENAN (1887-1967) in March 1910 at the Presbyerian Church, Dannevirke. The bride was attired in the regulation white silk with veil and orange blossoms, and was attended by three bridesmaids - Miss Hewton, who wore cream and the Misses Maggie Heenan and Maud Dean who were dressed alike in pretty heliotrope frocks. Mr Dean attended the bridegroom as best man and Mr Heenan as groomsman
- Joanna was the 8th of 9 children of Michael HEENAN & Sarah Elizabeth STYLES
JOANNA died 4 May 1967 aged 80
RICHARD died 15 May 1868 aged 81
they are buried Plot 62, Block LF at Mangatera cemetery

... 6
1888 - 1953 George Leonard Dean

- In Sep 1901 George was in Standard IV at Dannevirke Main School
- George married Mary BAI (1890-1942) in 1912
Mary was a daughter of Hans Jorgensen (1846-1934) + Katarina Hannah (1847-1924) BAI
MARY died 1942 aged 52
GEORGE died 26 November 1953 aged 65
- they are buried Plot 30, Block Z at Mangatera

... 7
1889 - 1956 Bertie Dean

- Bertie served in WWI as Private 47413 with the NZEF, 26th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 9 June 1917 for Devonport, listing his father of Waterloo St, Dannevirke as his next of kin
- Bertie married Selina May LEE (1898-1982) in 1920
Selina was the 3rd of 10 known children of Douglas Glaughton LEE (1874-1930) & Myra BARBOUR (1877-1941)

... 8
1890 - 1982 Frank James Dean

- born 3 October 1890
- Frank attended Stairs Street School, Dannevirke
- he came 1st (Alec Johnstone came 2nd) in the under 12 boys race during the Forresters' Lodge picnic held at Oringi in Dec 1904. Over 500 people left Dannevirke by train to attend the days event, accompanied by the Dannevirke Brass Band under Conductor Haines. The music formed an admirable feature of the day's outing
- Frank served in WWI as Rifleman 23/1372 with the 2nd Reinforcements to 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He put his enlistment address as c/o his brother George Leonard Dean at Matamau. He embarked from Wellington 13 Nov 1915 for Egypt, listing his mother of Dannevirke as his next of kin
FRANK died 12 Oct 1982 aged 92 & is buried Plot 33, Block LM at Mangatera cemetery with Esther Annie Dean (1911-1977)

... 9
1892 - 1968 Alice Maud Dean

- born 12 November 1892
- Alice was in Stairs Street School, Dannevirke in 1902 and was in Standard V when she received a prize in 1906 for attendance
- she came 1st (Nellie Drinkwater came 2nd) in the under 8 girls race during the Forresters' Lodge picnic held at Oringi in Dec 1904. She came first in the Skipping content. She came 2nd in the under 15 girls race (Olive Holden came 1st)
- spouse not found

... 10
1895 - 1896 James Allan Dean

- born 31 Jan 1895, James died 31 Jan 1896 on his 1st birthday
- he is buried Plot 142G, Public section at Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington with Mary Ann Dean aged 86 (1843-1929) & George Farnell Dean aged 70 (1883-1953) who was a son of James Dean & Mary Ann Harrington
(this obviously poses a number of questions & I hope someone can help)

... 11
1896 - ? Frederick Lionel Dean

- born 8 December 1896
- Fred came 1st (George Webb came 2nd) in the under 8 boys race during the Forresters' Lodge picnic held at Oringi in Dec 1904.
- he was in Standard II at Stairs Street School, Dannevirke in 1906 when he received a prize for attendance
- Frederick served in WWI as Private 30474 with the NZEF, 20th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company. He embarked from Wellington 7 Dec 1916 for Plymouth, listing his mother of Waterloo St., Dannevirke as his next of kin
- Frederick married Florence Evelyn VINCENT (1897-1958) in 1920
daughter of Francis Henry VINCENT & Margaret Jane SEAWARD

... 12
1897 - 1978 Linda May Dean

- born 16 December 1897
- Linda was in Standard I at Stairs Street School, Dannevirke in 1906 when she received a prize for attendance
- Linda married James Alfred TOON (1893-1978) in 1920
James was a son of Harry James Alfred TOON & Jane WILLIAMS who married in Christchurch in Dec 1890 and later became farmers at Konini, Pahiatua. One of his brothers was Clifford Toon

... 13
1903 - 1992 Charles Bathurst Dean

- born 3 Sep 1903, Charles was a Carpenter/Joiner
- he married Irene Mary SIEVERS (1903-1941) in 1927
daughter of Augustus Isadore SIEVERS (1856-1926) & Emily Maria CONGDON (1874-1944) who are buried in Mangatainoka cemetery
CHARLES died 23 March 1992 aged 88 & buried Plot 37, Block BB at Mangatera Cemetery with wife Irene Mary and the ashes of their son, Catholic Priest, Lionel Charles Dean (1928-2003). Their daughter, Audrey Irene Mary Dean (1930-1932), is buried in Grave 61, Plot 9, Block 1 at Mangatainoka
NOTE Father Lionel Charles Dean went to Australia in 1959. He was Vice President of the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Rugby League in 1981. He passed away in Gosford Hospital, NSW and his ashes brought back home

Harriet Dean died 11 May 1928 aged 68
William George DEAN died 2 February 1929 aged 71
they are buried Plots 25 & 26 at Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke

* much of Harriet's family are buried in this area:
* her parents are buried Grave 86, Block J Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke
* Two of her brothers, George (1865-1912) & William (1874-1944) Alding are buried together at Settlers cemetery
* a sister, Emma Alding (1859-1930) married Patrick William Sullivan in 1877 & they are buried at Mangatera
* a sister, Sarah Alding (1866-1923) married John Cowley in 1882 & they are buried at Mangatera
* a brother, John Alding (1869-1945) is buried at Mangatera, Dannevirke
* a sister, Mary Ann Alding (1860-1917) married Edwin Dean (1838-1914) in 1878 & they are buried at Settlers, Dannevirke. Edwin Dean was a brother of Harriet's father-in-law! (John Dean 1835-1909)

* see also Bathurst Family in New Zealand

* HELP is welcome in verifying these (or adding other) children. There were 2 William George Dean who married a Harriet around the same time. 'Our' William George Dean & Harriet Alding married in 1877. The 'other' William George Dean & Harried Chitty married in 1891 (& lived in Christchurch), so that BDM lists a total of 18 children for William & Harriet from 1878-1903. Their second name of George is only sometimes listed for either of them.
A process of elimination has paired 5 children to the Christchurch couple

GRAVE at Geraldine Cemetery of William George Dean's parents

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