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William LOCKLEY was born 1817 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, son of John Joseph Lockley (1770-1826) a gamekeeper & his 2nd wife Elizabeth Kirk (1771-). At least 2 of his brothers were sent as convicts to Australia
As a young man William worked in a Birmingham cutlery factory. He enlisted as a regular soldier in the 65th Regiment and served in the Crimea and India.
He came to New Zealand about 1844 and married Elizabeth Connell (who had a daughter Fanny) 25 June 1852 in the Church of the Nativity, Blenheim.
They then had 9 known children.
William enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 23 November 1863 in Nelson. His Regiment Number was Private 945 and occupation a soldier. They farmed on the Hamilton Road bordering the Town's Green Belt and later lived in Bowen Street.
From 1870 to 1888 William's occupation was listed as a sawyer
He died 31 May 1890 and buried Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge
William LOCKLEY married Elizabeth CONNELL (1832-1903) in 1852. Daughter of Basil Connell & Mary Wood (buried Motueka)
their 9 known children were:
1851 - 1919 Frances Isabella 'Fanny' Connell/Lockley
- born in Motueka
Fanny married Alfred Elias FARR (1841-1893) from Scotland in 1878
- they had 2 known children
Fanny died 9 January 1919 aged 68 in Blenheim
1853 - 1923 Mary Lockley
- born 8 May 1853 in Te Aro Flat, Wellington
Mary married James COLLINS (1848-1926) in 1871
- they had 14 known children
Mary died 20 October 1923 aged 70
1858 - 1917 Ellen Sarah Lockley
- born 19 June 1858 in Nelson
Ellen married Daniel Patrick SCELLY (1850-1919) in 1875
- they had 11 known children
Ellen died 4 November 1917 aged 59 in Auckland
1860 - 1926 Henry 'Harry' Lockley
- born 9 June 1860 in Moutere, Motueka
Henry married Elizabeth FERGUSON (1860-1932) in 1882
(sister of Robert who married Isabella Lockley)
- they had 10 known children
Harry died 6 April 1926 aged 65 in Opunake, Taranaki
1862 - 1936 Isabella Lockley
- born 11 June 1862 in Nelson
Isabella married Robert FERGUSON (1856-1942) in 1880
(brother of Elizabeth who married Harry Lockley)
- they had 11 known children
NOTE read the story under David Lockley for the death of a son, William Ferguson aged 24, in an accident at Cambridge
Isabella died 13 Sep 1936 aged 74 in Cambridge, Waikato
New Zealand Herald, 16 Sep 1936 71 YEARS IN WAIKATO
The death occurred at Cambridge on Sunday of Mrs Isabella Ferguson, wife of Mr Robert Ferguson, of Richmond Street, aged 74. She was the fourth daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Lockley, of Birmingham, England. The family came to New Zealand and resided at Nelson, where the late Mrs Ferguson was born in 1862. After three years she was brought to the Waikato. In 1880 she married Mr Robert Ferguson and had resided in Cambridge ever since. She is survived by her husband, two sons and five daughters. There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
1865 - 1939 Basil Lockley
- born in Cambridge, Waikato
Basil married Mary DAVITT (1871-1939) in 1892
- they had 11 known children
They died in Cambridge, Waikato
1868 - 1950 Caroline Emily Locley
- born in Cambridge
Caroline married Joseph McMILLAN (1863-1958) in Auckland 1888
- they had 1 known daughter
Caroline died 4 May 1950 aged 82 in Cambridge
1873 - 1921 David Lockley
- born in Cambridge
Waikato Independent, 21 Sep 1905 SHOCKING FATALITY AT CAMBRIDGE
A sad accident, whereby a young man named William Ferguson, aged 24, son of Mr Robert Ferguson, lost his life ... read here
David died 14 May 1921 in Auckland aged 48
Waikato Times, 23 May 1921 DEATH of DAVID
LOCKLEY - On May 14, 1921, at Mental Hospital, Auckland, David Lockley, fourth son(?) of the late William Lockley, of Cambridge, late of Hinuera; aged 50 years(sic). At Rest. Interred Purewa Cemetery Wednesday, May 18
NOTE NZ BDM has aged 48
1875 - 1927 Alice Eliza Lockley
- born 19 March 1875 in Cambridge, Waikato
Alice married Thomas Nichol HESLOP (1858-1934) in 1893
- 2 known children
Alice died 30 October 1927 aged 52 in Cambridge
Waikato Times, 3 June 1890 DEATH OF WILLIAM
SUDDEN DEATH AT CAMBRIDGE
An old man named William Lockley, aged 72, expired suddenly at Cambridge on Saturday evening. An inquest was held yesterday by Mr VV. N. Searancke (coroner), the jury consisting of Messrs Dickenson (foreman), W. McMillan, J. Burroughs, J. Brown, R. Fergusson and G. Collins.
The wife of the deceased deposed that he felt unwell on Saturday morning and complained of pains in the chest. He, however, did not seem seriously indisposed until the evening when he got rapidly worse and expired about 8.10 p.m., before a doctor had visited him. Dr. Waddington arrived soon after the deceased died and he deposed that the body of deceased was well nourished and he attributed death to sudden sycophancy. Constable Brennan also gave evidence.
The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
The deceased is an old resident, having been in the district for a quarter of a century. He formerly was a regular and belonged to the 65th Regiment and afterwards he joined the 3rd Waikatos. He leaves a large family, most of whom are married.
New Zealand Herald, 3 Feb 1903 DEATH OF ELIZABETH
LOCKLEY - On January 26, at Auckland, Elizabeth, relict of the late William Lockley, of Cambridge and sister of the late basil Connell, of Motueka, Nelson, aged 72 years. "At Rest" - Nelson papers please copy.
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William McGavin MUIR (1860-1927)
- he married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Thompson HARRISON (1867-1943) in 1890
their known children were:
29 June 1891 - 1977 Gladys Cunninhgam Muir
- Gladys married Oswald Keith JEFFS (1893-1980) in 1923
1894 - 1935 William Alexander Muir
- possibly married Gertrude Marguerite HAYHOW (1895-1979) in 1919
11 Nov 1896 - 1975 Christina Mary Muir
- Christina married Alfred RAMSAY in 1925
1898 - 1991 Nora Muir
- Nora may have not married
William McGavin Muir is buried at Karori Cemetery
From the SMITH database
- FAMOUS (or INFAMOUS) SMITHs in NEW ZEALAND
William Mein SMITH (1799-1869) Surveyor, artist, runholder
William Mein SMITH is said to have been born on 7 September 1799 at Cape Town, South Africa and was baptised there on 3 October 1799.
He was the eldest son of William Proctor SMITH, a naval purser, later secretary to the Port Admirals at Plymouth and his wife, Mary MEIN.
Mary Mein's family home was Eildon Hall, near Melrose, Scotland.
William Mein Smith belonged to a military family. He went to school in Devon, entered the army as a gentleman cadet at the age of 14, and obtained his commission in the Royal Artillery in 1822, eventually rising to the rank of captain. From 1822 to 1828 he served in Canada.
On 12 March 1828, at Kingston, Upper Canada (Ontario), he married Louisa Bargrave WALLACE. The couple had nine children, of whom five survived infancy.
After his marriage Smith was stationed at Gibraltar, where he established a library to save soldiers from drink's 'disgrace and ruin.' He assumed the post of master of plan drawing at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in May 1836. In July 1839 the New Zealand Company engaged him for three years as its first surveyor general.
Late in 1839 Smith arrived in New Zealand on the Cuba, entering Port Nicholson (Wellington) on 5 January 1840. Louisa Smith and their three children arrived on 7 March 1840 on the Adelaide.
Smith's first task was to lay out the company's settlement at Port Nicholson. Beginning in January, he and his three assistants laid out two towns, first at Petone and then, after April, at Thorndon. In July and August he conducted the ballot for 1,100 town sections, at Dicky Barrett's hotel. By 1841 he and his staff had surveyed a number of country sections from Pencarrow to Porirua, considerably fewer than the company's specification, in bush-clad, hilly country. To meet the shortfall, the company attempted to purchase Wanganui, where in September Smith superintended the selection of country acres, only to find that Maori considered the land had not been sold. He made a reconnaissance of Manawatu in December 1841, and supervised its survey by Charles Kettle in 1842.
Smith was in Manawatu when Samuel BREES arrived to supersede him.
In September 1842 Smith was directed to map the harbours on the South Island's east coast, and he explored as far as Bluff, Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands. Unluckily, in November his cutter, Brothers, sank in Akaroa Harbour, with his sketches, charts and instruments. Afterwards he climbed the Port Hills, above Rapaki, to view the Canterbury Plains, but his report, written from memory, was of little use to the company in deciding sites for future settlement.
Smith participated quietly in Wellington public life. The first meeting of the committee formed to maintain the law of England met at his house in 1840; in 1841 he was gazetted a resident magistrate, and in 1845 became captain of the Thorndon militia. He was happiest alone with his sketchbook. His best-known work, an 1842 vista in oils of Wellington, was published as a lithograph in E. J. Wakefield's Illustrations to 'Adventure in New Zealand' (1845). It is one of about 100 of his works now housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. As a committee member of the Literary, Scientific and Philanthropic Institute Smith was active in establishing a library, and as a prize-winning gardener and Wellington Horticultural Society member, he introduced bamboos to Wellington. He also promoted the installation of a harbour beacon.
Early in 1845 Smith and his family moved to Huangarua, between Greytown and Martinborough, in Wairarapa, where in partnership with Samuel REVANS he became a successful runholder. Smith and Revans made their first profits from their Maori lease negotiated with Te Manihera Te Rangi-taka-i-waho, by supplying meat to government troops.
By 1858 Huangarua ran 20,000 sheep.
By 1868 it had grown to more than 20,000 acres.
Between 1854 and 1865 Smith and Revans had purchased 13,680 acres from the Crown.
Although Smith proved a clever farmer, he was reluctant to leave his profession and returned to the New Zealand Company during 1849 and 1850 as a contract surveyor. He made a sketch survey of Wairarapa and was involved with Henry Tacy Kemp in abortive purchase negotiations with Wairarapa Maori, at a time when it was proposed that the Canterbury Association settlement should be located there. In 1849 he explored Manawatu to estimate the cost of survey, and to inspect the New Zealand Company's purchase north of the Rangitikei River. Later he completed the survey with Maori assistance.
As government district surveyor in Wairarapa from 1853 to 1857, Smith surveyed Crown purchases by Donald McLEAN, and determined Maori reserves. He partly mapped Wairarapa, including the Wharekaka Plains, in 1854, surveyed eastward, completed a coastal survey to Castle Point and the triangulation of the Taratahi, defined the boundaries of Masterton and Greytown during his trigonometrical survey and in 1856 laid out the town of Featherston.
Smith was a member of the Legislative Council from 1851 to 1853, and represented Wairarapa from 1858 to 1865 on the Wellington Provincial Council. For years Wairarapa's sole resident magistrate, he blocked the licence for Morrisons Bush Inn because he was tired of being disturbed by drunken shepherds. In 1865 he retired to Woodside, near Greytown, where he and Revans established a sawmill. He died at Woodside on 3 January 1869.
That Smith adapted readily to the colonial environment is demonstrated by his multifarious achievements. Today he is remembered chiefly for his exact sketches and watercolours of early Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. But it is as a surveyor, and a teacher of young surveyors such as Kettle, that his central contribution to frontier society was made. Arguably the best theoretician in the colony, he tackled new problems scientifically, being an early exponent of triangulation. His career is controversial, however, because he planned the city of Wellington, which is notable for its poor design. Wellington's topography made nonsense of the company's scheme. In accordance with his instructions, Smith tried first to ensure that every holder of a land order obtained one town acre, and only latterly 'to provide for the future rather than the present'. From a pragmatic viewpoint it was no small achievement to survey two towns in six months, in steep bush and bad weather, with inadequate staff and equipment, and amid Maori protest, settler complaints and skulduggery by William WAKEFIELD and his cronies. 'In due time', Revans wrote, 'the difficulties of his task will be his exoneration.'
In addition to his practical surveying work, Smith's reports of his exploratory journeys and surveys have significance for their record of colonial conditions. He noted land-forms and human activity, such as new modes of dressing flax by Manawatu Maori. As a Wairarapa pastoralist he helped to establish New Zealand's wool and beef industry, importing stock from New South Wales. Essentially a scholarly gentleman, religious, and diffident until toughened by Wakefield's deviousness, Smith commanded respect from his fellow settlers. He made a path for others.
taken from PAPERS PAST
the GREY RIVER ANGUS - 27 August 1878
... the Residents Magistrate's Court at Wellington was occupied recently with a case of an alleged attempt to murder.
Accused, William Naylor Arnold - is a young man with a dullard appearance, and from the evidence it would seem that he had tried to shoot his former employer, a farmer at Porirua, because the latter put a stop to prisoner paying attention to his neice.
Arnold is evidently non compos mentis. His behaviour in the dock was very eccentric. During the hearing of the case he made use of such onservations as the following:- "Well, I know how the world was fixed last Thursday. I see it all in the sun. I see the compass in the sun."
His Worship, in committing him for trial, said he had little doubt as to his insanity.
the EVENING POST - 10 September 1878o
... The Wellington Circuit Sittings of the Supreme Court are appointed to commence on Monday, 7th October. The following are the criminal cases at present set down for trial:- ... and William Naylor Arnold, attempt to murder;
the EVENING POST - 8 October 1878
A LUNATIC PRISONER
William Naylor Arnold was indicted for shooting at James WARD on the 4th August.
In answer to the usual formal question by te Registrar and to queries by his Honor, prisoner merely smiled and pulled horrible faces.
Mr IZARD, Crown Prosecutor, said he had information from medical sources that the prisoner was not in a fit state of mind to plead. He suggested that the proper course would be to empanel a jury to try the question of the prisoner's sanity.
- HIS HONOUR - It is not the prisoner's demeanor now which influences me to yield to your request, though, coming from the Crown Prosecutor, I ought to attend to it. I have known a case in which a man behaved in a precisely similar manner in the dock, and yet was perfectly able to plead. I sentenced him to two years' imprisonment. He kept up the farce - for farce it was - for nearly the whole of the two years, until the prison doctor really began to think he had softening of the brain. The next time the man was brought before me he was charged with highway robbery, and he made the best defence I ever heard from a prisoner. But on the face of the depositions in this case there is a good deal which is stated raising doubts of his sanity; and if, in addition to this, you tell me that you have medical testimony, it would doubtless be expedient to empannel a jury to decide the question. I would not have it supposed by anyone that because a prisoner stands silent and pulls grimaces the Court concluded that he is insane. I have seen that tried before.
The jury was then sworn.
Dr JOHNSTON, medical officer to the Wellington Gaol, said he believed the prisoner to be suffering from softening of the brain. Witness believed that he would not get better.
Mr REID, gaoler, gave evidence to the effect that during the nine weeks prisoner had been in gaol he had acted very strangely. Sometimes he would remain silent for hours, and would then begin to talk rapidly to some imaginary person in the sun or under the ground.
Wiliam KEMP, uncle of the prisoner, and James WARD, in whose employ he had been, stated that he had recently been strange in his manner.
His Honour said he had in this case little doubt that the prisoner was insane.
The jury returned a verdict that the prisoner was of unsound mind, and he was then handed over to the gaoler as a dangerous lunatic
EVENING POST 4 January 1882
... A man named William Nayler Arnold, (sic) a patient at the Mount View Asylum, affected his escape from that institution last evening. It supposed he would make off in the direction of Porirua, but he returned this morning of his own accord to his old quarters, without, however, giving any explanation of his wanderings.
William died in 1930 aged 73-75
- he is buried Church of England Area, Row F Plot 37 in PORIRUA
William OSBALDISTON (1860-1938) married:
- Janet Marion CAMERON (1861-1913)
THE OBSERVER - 7 July 1883
... The marriage of Miss CAMERON, of Auckland, to Mr William OSBALDISTRON, of Kaukapakapa, was solemnised by the Rev David Ransiman at the residence of the bride's parents, Scotia Place, Upper Queen-street.
There were a number of guests present, and the bride looked extremely pretty, dressed in cream Egyptian cloth, trimmed with satin; veil of Brussels net, and wreath of orange blossom.
'Miss Agnes SHANKS acted as bridesmaid, and wore a dress of pale cream, trimmed with lace.
In the evening the bride's parents entertained a number of friends, and dancing was kept up till an early hour.
There were several very pretty costumes in the room; some of the most noticeable were worn by the following ladies:
Miss DAW, pink sateen, black lace polonnise
Miss HENDERSON, pink skirt, black velvet body
Miss REID, pale blue cashmere
Miss HODGE, fawn lustre
Mrs Philip McLEOD, fawn silk
Mrs CAMERON, mauve silk, white trimmings
Mr Frank DEACON discharge the duties of M.C. very efficiently. Miss Shanks was the acknowleged belle
their children were:
1884 - 1923 Ralph Cameron Osbaldiston
- Ralph married Eva Elizabeth BARTLEY (1882-1963) in 1915
1885 - 1955 Margaret Osbaldiston
- Margaret married Walter James DAVEY (1877-1945) in 1907
1887 - 1964 Stewart John Osbaldiston
- spouse not found
1888 - 1958 Elsie Elphine Osbaldiston
- Elsie married Arthur Frederick BARTLEY (1887-1968) in 1914
1893 - 1981 Ivy Flora Marion Osbaldiston
- Ivy married John Thomas TODD in 1931
1895 - 1905 Gordon Cameron Osbaldiston
- Gordon died aged 10
1898 - 1973 Mabel Osbaldiston
- Mabel married Edwin Rawi MOUAT (1898-1972) in 1922
William "Bill" Peck was born in 1862 in Lower Hutt, Wellington
- a son of Richard PECK (1836-1903) & Elizabeth GASKIN (1835-1917)
He married Minnie SARGENT on 14 May 1901 in Wimbledon, Manawatu
- Minnie was a sister of Jane Sargent who married William's brother Daniel Peck
William died in a motor vehicle accident in Waione in 1921
- he is buried in the Pongaroa Cemetery.
I have 4 children for them:
1902 - 1988 Samuel George Peck
- Samuel married Joyce DALGLEISH
1905 - 1942 William Peck b.1906
- married Laura Jensen
- he - died Xmas Day 1942 and is buried in Mangatera
1904 - 1971 Richard John Peck ??
Dorothy Peck ??
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