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William Donaldson & Eliza Mercer's 17 children, Otago

The journal was researched for FaithD, who asked (28 Jan 2018) ... I'd love to know if anyone has any information on Margaret Donaldson, or any photographs of her. She was born 1896 in Dunedin, NZ. Her parents were William and Eliza (nee Mercer) Donaldson from Kinnardineshire and Dollar Scotland respectively. After the research we've done I'm fairly sure she was our grandmother. She was unmarried when my father was born and never married ...

Margaret was the 13th child of 17 children of William & Eliza Donaldson. The original info on the 17 children was taken from the journal
DONALDSON from Dunnottar, Kincardineshire
* This is the (expanded) Fifth Generation from that journal ..

William Donaldson (1846-1932) was born 25 Aug 1846 on "Glithno", a farm in Kincardineshire, Scotland to James Donaldson & Helen Walker
* In Dunedin on 19 July 1876, William married Eliza Mercer (1857-1906). It was Eliza's 19th birthday, William was 29. Eliza was born 19 July 1857 in Dollar, Clackmannan, Scotland to Charles Mercer & Eliza Herron

the children of William & Eliza
NOTE for some (yet unknown) reason, William & Eliza didn't registered the birth of their last 7 children until 1907
... 1 1876 - 1935 William Donaldson
William was born on 9 Aug 1876 in Dunedin
William married Alice Sarah Martin (1879-1914) in Glebe, Sydney in 1901. Alice was born 10 Sep 1879 in Sydney, 1 of 15 children of William Henry Martin (1842-1916) & Sarah Eliza Cain (1849-1916) who married in 1864 when Sarah was 14 and they died in Sydney 3 months apart).
the children of William & Alice, Edna Bernace (1904-1980 born Ashfield, Sydney), Thelma Muriel (1910-1941 born NZ) & Myrtle Ivy (1912- born NZ).
* Alice died 17 Aug 1914 aged 35 in Wanganui
Wanganui Chronicle, 19 Aug 1914
DONALDSON - On the 17th inst., at her late residence, 69 River Bank, Alice, the beloved wife of William Donaldson, aged 35 years. (Feilding and Dunedin papers please copy). FUNERAL NOTICE - Friends are informed that the Funeral will leave her late residence on Wednesday, the 19th inst., at 2.30pm
William died 18 Oct 1935 aged 58 in Dargaville
Press 21 Oct, 1935 FARMER'S SUDDEN DEATH - A NATIVE OF DUNEDIN dies at Dargaville. The death took place suddenly last night of Mr William Donaldson, a widower, aged 58, a well-known Hoanga farmer. He had not been well for some time. He was taking part in a dance at a Scottish Society gathering and at the conclusion he walked to the door where he died. Mr Donaldson was a native of Dunedin. He served in the Boer War as a member of a Queensland unit. He was prominent in Scottish Society circles and was a popular farmer in the district where practically all the settlers are returned soldiers
William is buried Mount Wesley Old Cemetery

... 2 1878 - 1939 James Donaldson
James was born on 9 Feb 1878 in Dunedin
James died on 27 March 1939 aged 61
* nothing else known at this time - can you help?

... 3 1880 - 1936 Charles Leonard Donaldson
Charles was born on 3 March 1880 in Dunedin
Charles emigrated to Patagonia about 1902 after the Boer War, in which he served in the Otago Mounted Hussars.
Charles married Elizabeth Noel Oakes McKay (1884-) on 18 May 1912 in Punta Arenas. Elizabeth was born on 25 Dec 1884 to James McKay, outfitter. They had a daughter in 1913, Elizabeth Mercer Donaldson, who married in a religious ceremony on Feb 12th 1936 in Punta Arenas, Chile to Jocelyn Garrett Grimwood (1902-1995, died South Africa). They had a son, Charles Anthony Garrett born 21 Oct 1939 in Punta Arenas, Chile, died 1992 in South Africa aged 53
In 1915 Charles was a farm manager at Estancia Oazy Harbour, which is in Provincia de Magallanes, Magallanes, Chile
Charles died 1 Dec 1936 in Estancia Punta Delgada, Chile. He was buried in Punta Arenas, Chile

... 4 1881 - 1897 Helen Eliza 'Nellie' Donaldson
Nellie was born on 31 Dec 1881 in Dunedin
Nellie died on 23 Nov 1897 aged 16 in Andersons Bay.
Otago Witness, 25 Nov 1897
DONALDSON - On the 23rd November, at her parents' residence, Anderson's Bay, Helen Eliza (Nellie), the beloved eldest daughter of William and Eliza Donaldson, after a long and painful illness; aged 16 years. Deeply regretted
Nellie was buried Plot 50, Block 4 at Anderson's Bay

... 5 1883 - 1967 Clemintina 'Jessie' Donaldson
Jessie was born Xmas Day, 25 Dec 1883
Jessie was named as a next of kin on her brother Neil's war enlistment of 1916, as living at 25 Waterloo Ave, Pipitea, Wellington. She never married.
Jessie died on 29 March 1967 aged 83. She was cremated at Karori, Wellington

... 6 1885 - 1949 Gordon Donaldson
Gordon was born on 28 Jan 1885 in Oamaru
Gordon married Catherine 'Kate' Bayne (1881-1965) on 17 Feb 1909 in Otakou, Otago.
Otago Witness, 31 March 1909
WEDDING AT OTAKOU - A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Maori Kaik Hall, Otakou on February 17. The contracting parties were Miss Catherine Bayne, daughter of John Bayne of Otakou and Mr Gordon Donaldson, son of William Donaldson, sen., Macandrew Bay. The hall was elaborately decorated with the flowers of the season. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of cream silk, with beautiful bouquet and the usual bridal wreath and veil. The bridesmaids were Misses Christina, May, Isabella, Florence and Mabel Bayne. Miss Christina wore a beautiful cream crepon dress, the Misses May and Isabella, cream crepe and the Misses Florence Eveline and Mabel A. C. A. (Mabel Agnes Caroline Anderson) Bayne white. Mr Hislop filled the position of best man. The Rev Father Hearne conducted the marriage ceremony, after which the Wedding March was played by Miss Hansen. The bridal party, with close on 300 guests, sat down to the wedding breakfast, after which speeches were given by Mr J. Karetai sen., Mr D. Ellison sen., Mr Hislpo, the Rev Father Hearne, Mr G. Donaldson and Mr Pope. Numerous toasts were honoured. The presents were numerous, valuable and useful. After these were inspected the happy couple took their departure, amidst showers of rice, on their honeymoon.
In the evening a dance was held, which lasted till the early hours of the morning. At intervals songs were given by Miss M. Hansen. Miss McKay and Messrs George Taiaroa, Charles Te Au, P. Karetai, Martin Taiaroa, George Ryan, John Tobin and the M.C., Mr Smith. Duets were given by Miss M. Fitzpatrick and Mr John Tobin and also Messrs John and James Tobin. Miss M. Hansen, with assistants, supplied the music for the evening. Messrs Titama Pahi and George Taiaroa obliged the company by dancing the sword dance. The haka, which caused much excitement, was performed by Messrs Dave Ellison, John Russell, Charles Te Au, George Taiaroa, George Ryan, Harry Taphi and Mrs Philip Eyan
* Catherine was born on 21 Aug 1881 in Owaka, South Otago, 1 of 8 children of John Bayne (1854-1945) from Perthshire, Scotland & Margaret Eveline McGrory (1857-1931) from County Fermanagh, Ireland
their known children
1910 - 1978 Gordon John Bayne Donaldson
* Gordon married Helen Riddex Stevenson in 1932
1911 - Margaret Eliza Donaldson
1915 - Catherine Ellen Donaldson
1917 - Alice Agnes Donaldson
1920 - 1940 Mary Louisa Donaldson
1927 - 1998 Nancy Patricia Donaldson
Gordon died on 21 Nov 1949 aged 64 in Highcliff, Dunedin
* Catherine died 14 June 1965 aged 81 in Highcliff
They are buried Plot 91, Block IV at Green Island Cemetery with son Gordon John Bayne Donaldson (1910-1978)

... 7 1886 - 1961 John Glen 'Jack' Donaldson
John was born on 27 Feb 1886 in Dunedin
John married Mary Margaret Boorman (1894-1977) on 21 Dec 1911 in Otago Peninsula. Mary was 1 of 4 daughters of Frederick Samuel Boorman & Mary Margaret Doran
their known children (of 6)
1912 - 1986 Frederick John Glen Donaldson
1916 - 2008 Ethel Novena May Donaldson
1932 - 2000 Edna Frances Ruth Donaldson
Jack died on 17 Aug 1961 in Stirling, South Otago aged 75. He is buried at Balclutha with Mary Margaret

... 8 1887 - 1897 Robert Donaldson
Robert was born 11 Nov 1887 in Dunedin
He died 22 June 1897 aged 9 at Tomahawk, southwestern end of the Otago Peninsula (known since 1930 as Ocean Grove)
Otago Witness, 24 June 1897
DONALDSON - On the 22nd June (accidentally killed at Anderson's Bay), Robert, sixth son of William and Eliza Donaldson; aged nine years and six months. Deeply regretted.
Press 25 June, 1897
A SAD OCCURRENCE - SUFFOCATED IN A STONE WALL. A little boy named Robert Donaldson, aged nine and a half years, the son of Mr William Donaldson, farmer of Anderson's Bay, near Dunedin, met with his death in a most extraordinary and pitiable manner on Tuesday. In the company his younger brother, he left his father's place on a rabbit-hunting expedition on the property of Mr A. Mathieson, of Tomahawk on on the Peninsula. About midday they chased a rabbit into a hole in a dry stone wall. The boy Donaldson put his head and shoulders into the hole and in doing so evidently dislodged a large stone, weighing 50lb, and other smaller ones, which fell upon his neck and shoulders, pinning him so securely that although he struggled desperately he was unable to extricate himself. His brother endeavoured to render aid, but the stone was so heavy that he was not possessed of sufficient strength to remove it. The boy Donaldson then told the other lad that he was dying and requested him to go and tell his father. The lad started off for Mr Donaldson's place, which was about a quarter of a mile away and the father hurrying to the spot removed the stone with difficulty from off the poor little fellow. When taken out the lad was found to be quite dead. The body was removed to the house and doctor Gordon Macdonald was telephoned for. The latter arrived as quickly as possible and made an examination of the body. The face was found to be covered with blood and there was a slight abrasion on the boy's back, but no bones were broken. He expressed the opinion that death was due to suffocation. At an inquest held on the body the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the lad was accidentally killed while rabbiting in a stone wall fence by stones loosening and pressing their weight on his body.
Robert is buried in Plot 49, Block 4 at Anderson's Bay, with his mother Eliza & sister in-law Rebecca, 1st wife of his brother David see ... 17

... 9 1889 - 1967 Novena Mary 'Midgie' Donaldson
Midgie was born on 21 Sep 1889 in Dunedin.
Midgie married Gilbert Scott (1879-1932) on 8 Sep 1920 in Wellington. Gilbert was born on 11 Sep 1878 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, a son of James Scott & Mary Jane Edgar. He died on 4 April 1932 aged 53
Otago Daily Times, 7 April 1932
SCOTT - On April 4, 1932, at the Military Annexe, Auckland, Gilbert, dearly loved husband of Midgie Scott, of 47 First avenue, Kingsland, Auckland; aged 53 years - Interred at Auckland
Midgie died on 9 July 1967 in Auckland

... 10 1891 - 1941 George Thomas Donaldson
George was born on 3 Mar 1891 in Dunedin
George married Catherine Hornby Berry (1893-1977) on Xmas day 25 Dec 1916, in St James Parish, South Dunedin. Catherine was a daughter of John Bowen Berry & Elizabeth Harrison Hornby.
George died on 25 May 1941 in Wrights Bush, Southland aged 50. Catherine died 36 years after him, on 20 July 1977 aged 87, also at Wrights Bush. They are buried together in Grave 165, Block Vi at Wallacetown cemetery

... 11 1892 - 1966 Ronald Donaldson
Ronald was born on 14 April 1892 in Dunedin
Ronald enlisted for WWI from 115 Stafford St., Timaru. His next of kin was his father in Abbotsford, Dunedin. He served as Trooper 7/1349 with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements (this is not confirmed)
Ronald died 3 Sep 1966 in Nelson aged 74
* He may have married Helen Bauchope Collins (nee Hall 1879-1953) in 1930. He may have married Edna May Fittall (1905-1968) in 1937

... 12 1894 - 1957 Jean 'Molly' Donaldson
Molly was born on 21 March 1894
She moved to Australia, apparently about 1918
Molly died in 1957 in Sydney
* nothing else known - can you help?

... 13 1896 - 1972 Margaret Donaldson
Margaret was born on 24 May 1896 in Dunedin. She used to look after elderly widowed men & farmers. She also used to work at the old (2nd built) Mount Cook Hermitage (see comments below)
Margaret gave birth in Christchurch on 15 Oct 1929 to a son, Bruce Donaldson. She was 33. Margaret never married. During the depression, as a single woman, she found herself unable to bring Bruce up. He was placed in foster care. Bruce died 23 Nov 2017 aged 88
Margaret died 2 Dec 1972 aged 76 in Christchurch. She was cremated at Bromley
* does anyone know of Margaret and her life ? Can you help with stories or info please

... 14 1898 - 1957 Neil Donaldson
Neil was born 18 Dec 1898 in Anderson's Bay, Dunedin. He wrote on his enlistment paper that he was born in Australia.
Neil worked as a lorry driver/ploughman, starting work as a farm worker for W. Waddell in Sutton, central Otago.
Neil enlisted for war on 21 Sep 1916, aged 17, with the Otago infantry Regiment. His address was 22 Brown street, Dunedin. As he was underage he enlisted under the name Ronald Neil McDonald, #49439 (from Sep 1917 19 year-olds required permission of parents to enlist. Before this the age was 20). He listed his next of kin as his sister, Miss Jessie Clementina Donaldson, c/o Mrs Brien, 25 Waterloo Avenue, Wellington, also his brother John Donaldson of North East harbour, Otago.
Neil served as Private 36429, 27th Reinforcements, D Company, in France & Belgium and was badly injured in the field with a gunshot wound to the head at Passchendaele on 12 Oct 1917. He was admitted to hospital 6 Nov 1917 when, under a Statutory Declaration dated 5 Dec 1917, his name was proved to be "36429 Neil Donaldson". He was fully discharged 15 April 1918 as no longer physically fit for war service and returned to NZ
Neil married Ivy Christina Preston in 1920. Ivy was born 6 Sep 1894 in Hobart, Tasmania, a daughter of Albert Ernest Keep Arthur Joseph Albertus 'Albertis/Alberto' Preston (1868-) & Annie Christina Mazey (1866-)
Neil died 7 Dec 1957 aged 58 in Dunedin and his ashes buried Plot 55, Block 45S, Soldiers Interment. Not known what happened to Ivy

... 15 1899 - 1973 Nora Donaldson
Nora was born on 28 Dec 1899
Nora attended North East Harbor School. She received a prize for her good attendance in 1908 and for sewing in 1910. In 1912 she was in Standard V at Broad Bay school on the Otago Peninsula and received prizes for attendance & writing
Nora married William Joseph Gini (1886-1965) on 28 July 1925 in St Andrew's Church, Christchurch.
Otago Daily Times, 27 July 1925
GINI - DONALDSON On July 28 1925, at St Andrew's Church, Christchurch, by the Rev M. L. D. Webster, William Joseph, eldest son of Mr and Mrs O. Gini of Wellington, to Nora, daughter of Mr William and the late Eliza Donaldson, Burnside (and late Otago Peninsula)
William was born 14 Feb 1886 in Wellington, the 1st of 5 children of Orazio Gini (1864-1940) & Julia Ann Allen (1885-1955). Orazio was from Livorno, Italy, naturalised in 1890 and a Timber Worker in Wellington.
* William Gini had first married Rhoda Mary Veronica Chapman (1890-1962) in 1915. They had a son, Nigel William John Gini (1917-2012) in Wellington. William received a decree nisi in Christchurch, 19 June 1924 on the grounds of Rhoda's desertion
Nora died 5 April 1973 in Auckland. Burial not found

... 16 1901 - 1923 Annie 'Don' Donaldson
Annie was born on 1 Jan 1901 in Otago
Annie attended North East Harbour School. She came 3rd in writing in Standard II in 1910. In 1912 she was in Standard III at Broad Bay school on the Otago Peninsula and won a class prize
Annie married Sydney William Knight (1891-1966) on 24 Jan 1923. Sydney was 1 of 9 children of William Edward Short Knight, chairman of the Otago Hospital Board, & Eliza Candwell
Annie died on 3 Aug 1923 during childbirth, at Waipori Falls, Dunedin. Her daughter living only a few hours
Annie is buried Plot 18, Block 51 at Anderson's Bay. With her is her sister-in-law Rowena Ann 'Rowie' Knight in 1918 aged 20 (a victim of the Flu Pandemic). Annie's mother-in-law Eliza Knight in 1936 aged 65 and her father-in-law William Edward Knight in 1946 aged 88. Also on their headstone is written: (in memory of) Oswald Bertram Reynolds, Gunner 2/2519, 1st Battery, Killed in action 25 Sep 1916 aged 24. Oswald was killed at Somme, France. He rests in peace in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs. He was a son of Alfred Reynolds & Margaret Rachel Lewis of Dunedin (because his name is on the headstone directly below Rowena's, I only assume he may have been her fiance?)
* Annie's widower, Sydney William Knight next married Ina McLeod (1906-1997) in 1931. Sydney died 23 Sep 1966 aged 75 in Dunedin and his ashes buried Plot 277, Block 45S, Soldiers Interment at Andersons Bay. The plague reads Trooper 9/376, Sydney William Knight of the 1st NZEF, Otago Mounted Rifles. Ina died 31 Aug 1997 aged 90 at Ross Home, Dunedin and her ashes buried with Sydney on 3 Sep 1997. On 22 June 1999 her son added her name on the plague beneath Sydney

... 17 1901 - 1977 David Donaldson
David was born on 18 Dec 1901 in Dunedin
David attended Broad Bay school on the Otago Peninsula in 1912 when he won a class prize
David married Rebecca Callaghan (1910-1936) 24 Oct 1929 in Dunedin. Rebecca was born in East Taieri, Otago, 1 of at least 9 children of James Callaghan born Donagal, Ireland & Maria Harris born Saddle Hill, Taieri
the known children of David & Rebecca
1930 - 2011 Lorna Donaldson
1931 - 1987 Colin James Donaldson
1933 - 1944 Alma Donaldson
1935 - Gwendoline Donaldson
* Rebecca died 24 March 1936 aged 27 in Dunedin Hospital and was buried Plot 49, Block 4 at Andersons Bay Cemetery. With her is her 9 year old brother-in-law, Robert Donaldson in 1897 & 49 year old Eliza Donaldson (nee Mercer), her mother-in-law in 1906
David next married Eliza 'Lylee' Brown Thomson (1908-2001). Eliza was a daughter of Henry Andrew Thomson & Mary Leah Mawson
David & Lylee had a son
1944 - Malcolm Mawson Donaldson
David died 3 July 1977 in Palmerston South, Otago He was buried in Palmerston

Eliza Donaldson (Mercer) died in Dunedin on 27 Dec 1906 aged 49
Evening Star, 27 Dec 1906
DONALDSON - On the 27th December, at 84 High street, Dunedin, Eliza, the beloved wife of William Donaldson, of Macandrew's Bay, Peninsula; aged 49 years. Deeply regretted.
Eliza is buried Plot 49, Block 4, at Anderson's Bay Cemetery

William Donaldson died in Marton, Manawatu, on 26 March 1932 aged 85
Otago Daily Times, 30 March 1932
DONALDSON - On March 26, 1932, at his son's residence, Marton, North Island, William, beloved husband of the late Eliza Donaldson, late of Macandrew Bay, Otago Peninsula; aged 85 years. Interred at Marton
William is buried Plot 22, Block 1, Row VII in the Old area at Mt View Cemetery, Marton
William died at his son's residence in Marton in 1932. At this time, by process of elimination, I am presuming the son was either William (1876-1935) because he was up in that area. His wife had died in Wanganui in 1914 and her death notice said 'Feilding Papers please copy', although by his death in 1935 he was a 'well known' farmer in Dargaville. It may have been James (1878-1939) of whom I have no information yet. Research continues

also see Donaldson buried Dunedin

Plot 49, Block 4
Andersons Bay, Dunedin
burial place of
* Eliza Donaldson (nee Mercer) and
* her son ... 8 Robert Donaldson
* her daughter-in-law ... 17 David Donaldson's wife, Rebecca (nee Callaghan)

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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

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

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?