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family of Thomas BURT - Launceston, Cornwall to Lower Hutt New Zealand 1843

Thomas BURT was born in Launceston, Cornwall, England, a son of William Burt and Elizabeth Ann GEAKE
- he and a brother, Richard Burt, emigrated to New Zealand on the 'Attila' in about 1843 (although a passenger list is not yet found)

This obituary was taken from the EVENING POST 15 Sep 1888:
.. Death of Mr Thomas Burt ..
The pioneer settlers of Wellington, those who have witnessed the rising of a populous city and the establishment of thriving settlements in the room of the wilderness which they found on arrival, have to-day to lament the disappearance from their ranks of another of their most sturdy comrades.
We sincerely regret to have to chronicle the death, from heart disease, of Mr Thomas Burt, which occurred at his residence, Lower Hutt, at about 1 o`clock this morning.
Mr Burt was a native of Launceston, Cornwall, and arrived at Port Nicholson about the year 1843 in the brig Attila, being then a robust young man of about 24 summers.
NOTE A message from a family member 24-8-2018 tells us that Thomas arrived on the brig Antilla. This arrived in Dec 1841
The Attila continuing her voyage to Auckland, Mr Burt went with her, and he settled temporarily in the Waikato district, near the site of the present township of Alexandra. He did not, however, remain there long, and a couple of years later found him back in the Wellington district. The manner in which he made the journey is characteristic of the early stages of the colony, and would surprise many of the present generation. Lines of steamers there were none, and sailing vessels were very few, and not at all regular in their services, so Mr Burt had no alternative but to walk most of the distance down the coast. He climbed over the ranges between Waikato and the head of the Mokau River, descended the river in a canoe, and thence came on foot from one native hapu to another, receiving right royal treatment from the Maori en route.
On his return to this district he established himself at Lower Hutt, and shared with his fellow settlers the dangers of the stirring times between 1845 and 1848, when the murders were committed in the valley by Rauparaha`s people, and all the male European inhabitants were placed under arms for their own defence.
Mr Burt`s occupation was that of a storekeeper, but in addition to this, he undertook the conveyance of the commissariat stores from the settled neighbourhood to the camp, which had been formed at Taita, and also brought back some of the dead and wounded from the scene of bloodshed.
Since the days when the terrors of native troubles were at an end, the deceased gentleman has quietly carried on his store at Lower Hutt, in conjunction with one of his sons, and though his ailment forbade any active exertion he was always able to direct the affairs of the business.
Early in his experience as a colonist Mr Burt married the daughter of Mr Wilkie (another old settler at the Hutt), who survives him, and who is supported in her bereavement by a large family, consisting of two unmarried daughters, one widowed daughter, the relict of the late Mr Woods, of Wainui, two sons, and three other daughters married to well-known residents in the provincial district, namely, Mr Robert Orr, Mr Robert Cleland, and Mr Henry Sanson, of Sanson township.
The deceased never took any prominent part in public life as regards local government affairs, but he will live in the memory of all who knew him as one of the good old school of colonists - unobtrusive in manner, open-handed with his means, and ever ready with friendly counsel to any person in need of assistance.
His influence with the natives was considerable, and on more than one occasion his persuasions were of public service, in at least averting bloodshed for the time in the periods of serious conflict.
Mr Burt has always expressed the desire to be buried beside his brother in the Anglican cemetery, Lower Hutt, and there his remains will accordingly be interred on Monday afternoon, at 3 o`clock

Thomas married Elizabeth WILKE in Lower Hutt in 1847
- Elizabeth was born in Perthshire, Scotland in 1826, a daughter of George Wilkie and Ann TAYLOR
- her father returned to Scotland sometime before 1863 which is when he married Jane WALLACE

Thomas and Elizabeth had 9 known children:

1848 - Elizabeth Anne Burt
- she married George WOOD
- she died aged 58 and is buried in Taita

1850 Catherine 'Kate' Burt
- she married Robert CLELAND
- she died aged 91 in 1941

1852 William Burt
- he married Rebecca COPELAND
- he died aged 57 in 1909

1855 Harriet Burt
- she married Henry SANSON
- she died aged 82 in 1937

1858 Ellen 'Nellie'
- she married Robert ORR
- she died aged 72 in 1930

1861 Thomas Burt
- he married Mary McWHINNEY
- he died aged 73 in 1934

1865 Robert Henry Burt
- he died aged 1

1868 Blanche Beatrice Burt
- she married Ernest Broderick JONES in 1893
- she married Edward Percival 'Percy' RISHWORTH in 1908
- she died aged 62 in 1930
- she is buried at Taita

1874 Gertrude Amy Nurt
- she married George James AUGER
- she died aged 92 in 1966

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Stephen MUDGWAY + Phoebe WESTON - Lower Hutt 1850s

Stephen MUDGWAY was born in Boughton Malherbe, Kent in 1822
- he emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 18 with his parents Richard Mudgway & Ann (Wilson) on the CATHERINE STEWART FORBES in 1841

.. of interest .. Stephen's his grandfather's name was Richard MUUCKAWAY who married Mary POUNE

Stephen married Phoebe WESTON (1835-1899) in Lower Hutt in 1852
- Phoebe was from Hambleton, Hampshire

Their 13 children, all born in Lower Hutt, were:
1853 - 1867 Eliza Mudgway
- Eliza died aged 10 months in Wellington

1854 - 1937 Mary Ann Mudgway
- married John Frederick YOUNG in 1880 in Lower Hutt
- they had 6 children
- Mary died in Palmerston North aged 82

1856 - 1856 Edward Mudgway
- died aged 2 days
- he is buried at St James in Lower Hutt

1858 - 1911 John Mudgway
- John died aged 53 in Lower Hutt
- he is buried at St James in Lower Hutt

1861 - 1951 Lucy Phoebe Mudgway
- married William Henry BUNN in 1870
- they had 7 children
- Lucy died aged 90 in Palmerston North

1863 - 1898 Stephen Mudgway
- died in Wellington aged 34
- buried in Lower Hutt

1865 - 1947 Henry Mudgway
- married Edith Kate ADAMSON in 1904
- Henry died aged 82 in Palmerston North

1867 - 1948 Edmund Mudgway
- married Nellie BARRON in Wellington in 1895
- only known child was Elsie May Mudgway who married Robert Hedley HENSON
- Edmund died aged 81

1869 - 1964 Ellen Jane Mudgway
- Ellen had 2 children
- she married Arthur William WHEELER in 1897
- they had 4 children
- she died aged 95 in Palmerston North

1871 - 1897 Frederick Mudgway
- Frederick died aged 24
- he is buried at St James Lower Hutt

1873 - 1976 Catherine Lotton Mudgway
- she married Alfred ELPHICK in 1893
- they had 5 children
- Catherine died aged 102 in Cambridge, Waikato

1875 - 1875 Albert Mudgway
- ALbert died aged 8 months in Lower Hutt
- he is buried at St James

1876 - 1918 Robert Abert Mudgway
- he married Mary Jane CURTIS in 1902
- Robert died aged 42

children of James Hayter JACKSON, whaler + Eliza ROIL - New Zealand

James Jackson was a 'large as life' man, over 6ft 3" (190cm) and 19 stone (120kg), and a peronality as large
- this was taken from his obituary ... Captain Jackson?s usual audiences credited him with being a most erudite man, and he was content while those who understood any subject about which he was talking were pleased to hear him mix up his scientific discussion with racy anecdotes of the good old days, told with all the embellishments that seafaring men know so well how to use, so that an evening with him afforded food for pleasant remembrances for some time after

His children were also tall, including his daughters, James jnr being taller than him and 146kg

He first came to New Zealand in 1829, as mate of the schooner Waterloo , which was under the command of Captain John (Jacky) Guard. The schooner left Sydney on 31 May 1829 and ended its voyage at Te Awaiti, on the south-east coast of Arapawa Island, in Tory Channel

This made James one of the first 50 settlers in New Zealand. He spent the early years on Kapiti Island Wellington living with the Maori chief, Te Rauparaha

There is a biography at the above link and a very interesting read on someones research, notes and thoughts on the ancestors, descendatns and the 'real' name of James Jackson

James entered into a form of marriage with a Maori woman with whom he is said to have had several children.

In 1843, at Nelson, James married Eliza ROIL
He and Eliza, who became known throughout Marlborough as Granny Jackson, were to have nine children ..
He married Eliza when he was 43 and she was 17

Eliza was one of at least 10 children of Thomas Roil and Sarah SEWERY, immigrants from England

James died in Picton in 1877 aged 76
Eliza died in Jackson Bay in 1910 aged 84

Their children were:
1844 - Eliza Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay, Tory Channel
- married George Sherwood BALDICK in 1859 and had 14 children
- Eliza died in 1919 aged 75

1845 - James Hayter Jackson jnr
- was born in Wellington
- was on the 1881 BRITISH census as:
BIRTH PLACE - Wellington New Zealand
AGE - 28
OCCUPATION - Merchant Mariner
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD - James White - (aged 62, carpenter of Chilham, Kent)
DWELLING - 54 St. Paul Street, London Middlesex England.
In the household were:
James White and his wife Ann also
James H. Jackson and his wife Ann Jackson aged 30 (born 1851) from Leeds, York, England
- not yet known who this 'Ann' was
- he married Sarah Emily BENNETT and had 11 children
- James died in 1919 aged 74 and is buried in Picton, NZ

1846 - Thomas Jackson
- born at Jackson Bay
- married Johanna RYAN in 1907 at the age of 60, any earlier marriage unknown at this time
- Johanna was from County Clare, Ireland. She had been married to Thomas CORCORAN
- he died in 1924 aged 78

1848 - Lydia Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married Edwin Joseph HOSKIN in 1863 and had at least 7 children
- Lydia died in 1921 aged 73

1850 - Esther Jackson
- born in Whangatoetoe - 26km E of Picton
- she married Thomas DEAKIN in 1868 and had 12 children
- one daughtr, Edith, married Frederick baldick, a son of her sister Eliza Jackson & George Sherwood Baldick
- she died in 1929 aged 79

1851 - Annie Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married William BRAGG in 1879 and had least 6 children
- she died in 1928 aged 76

1853 - Richard Jackson
- born in Queensland, Australia
- he married Letitia Maria WOODS in 1880 and had at least 3 children
- it is said he had 2 further wives, Margaret MARTIN and Margaret THOMPSON but not verified
- he died in Masterton in 1919 aged 65

1855 - Emma Jackson
- bornin in Jackson Bay
- she first married John LYND in 1872 when she was 17 and he was 28. They had 4 (known) children. John died in Australia in 1896 aged 52.
- She married Charles STENT in Napier in 1904 when she was 39 and he was 55. They had 11 children
- Charles Stent was born in Lower Hutt, a son of Charles Stent and Sarah PECK
- Emma died in Ohingaiti, Manawatu in 1927 aged 71

1861 - Mary Alice Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married Frederick NEAL in 1878 and had 7 children
- Mary died in Picton in 1942 aged 81

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Charles Hammond BENZIE + Amy Sylvester Ann WOOD - Kent to Dannevirke 1800s

Charle Hammond BENZIE was born in Kent, England in 1853.
When he was 19 he sailed to New Zealand on the ADAMANT leaving London on 6th May 1874, arriving Nelson 8th August 1872
His future wife Amy Sylvester Ann WOOD was also on board. She was travelling with her brother Albert Wood & his wife Eliabeth (PANKHURST) and her older sister Harriet & her husband Henry STEVENS

They married in 1879 and settled in Dannevirke

Charles had the Criterion boardinghouse in Dannevirke for some time in the early 1900s

He died in 1915 aged 62 and is buried in the Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke.
Amy died in 1929 aged 77 and is buried with him

Their children were:

1880 - Robert Hammond Benzie
- no marriage found for Robert
- he died in 1966 aged 86

1882 - Amelia Elizabeth Benzie
- married Edmund Cecil BATES
- Amelia died in 1963 aged 80

1884 - Harriet Amy Benzie
- Harriet did not marry
- she died in 1966 aged 82

1886 - Maude Alice Benzie
- married Frederick Roy ROBERTSHAW in Dannevirke
- she died in 1982 aged 96

1889 - Sidney James Benzie
- married Violet Fredericka SVENSON
- he died of the Flu Pandemic in 1918 aged 29
- he was an Undischarged Soldier at the time of his death serving with the New Zealand Medical Corps
- Violet remarried in 1920 to Charles Albert BRISTOW and moved to 48 Mein St, Newtown Wellington
- (Charles died 40 years before her - do not know where she went after that)

1891 - Edward Elmslie Benzie
- was born in Pahiatua
- died aged 7 weeks and buried at Mangatainoka

1893 - Henry John Benzie
- married Ethel May INGRAM
- she was 1 of 9 chilren of Thomas Ingram and Maria McDERMOTT
- she died 14 years after Henry and is buried with their 2 year old son Charles Thomas Benzie (1928-1930) at Mangatera
- Henry died in 1967 aged 74

1894 - Ivy May Benzie
- married James BURTENSHAW
- he was a son of William Burtenshaw and Amelia DUNBAR
- his brother James Burtenshaw married Ivy's sister-in-law Ethel Ingram's sister Myrtle Ingram
- Ivy died in 1979 aged 85

The 13 children of John SHEPHERD + Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM

John SHEPHERD was born in 1833 in Seagrave, Loughborough, Leicestershire
He married Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM who was born in 1837 in Louth Lincolnshire, the 1st of 12 children of Barnard Longbottom and Ann Andersn LARDER who, after the birth of all their 12 children, emigrate to Auckland. This dates their arrival as after 1856.

On May 29th 1862 the migrant ships "MATILDA WATTENBACH and `HANOVER` departed from London bound for the Alberland Settlement in New Zealand with the first of over 3000 settlers. They called themselves the Albertlanders, after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria`s consort.
Many of these settlers did not arrive at Port Albert - they moved further inland to more fertile areas. As a result Wellsford was founded. The ones who did stay found it difficult to make a living

Read the Albertland story, with ships and migrants list, genealogy, photos etc here Albertland Museum

John and Sarah met and married in Louth Lincolnshire in 1858. They had 2 chldren and then emigrated to Auckland on the HANOVER, arriving on 17th September 1862. There is no mention of these 2 children on the passenger list however.

Their children were:

1859 - John ALfred Shepherd
- born in Louth Lincolnshire
- emigrated at the age of 3
- married Mary Jane COLEBROOKE
- they had 9 children
- he died in 1943 in Port Albert aged 84

1861 - Henry Larder Shepherd
- born in England
- emigrated when he was 1
- died in 1884 aged 2

1863 - Mildred Shepherd
- the first born in New Zealand in Albertland
- married George BENNETT
- they had 7 children
- Mildred died in 1951 aged 87

1865 - Sarah Ann Shepherd
- married Frederick UTTING
- she was his 2nd wife
- he was a widower with 5 sons
- they had 3 sons and a daughter
- Sarah died in 1943 aged 78

1867 - Barnard Clarkson Shepherd
- married Annie LOOKER in 1896 and had 4 children
- Annie died in 1902
- Barnard remarried in 1903 to Nell LOUSLEY
- he died in 1942 in Kihikihi aged 75

1869 - Emily Shepherd
- she married George THOMPSON in 1889
- they had 5 children
- she died in 1847 in Auckland aged 78

1870 - Edith Shepherd
- she married Charles William KAYES, a painter decorator
- they had 7 children
- Edith died in 1951 in Auckland aged 80

1872 - William Draycott Shepherd
- he married Ellen Kathleen GADDEN in 1899
- he died in 1953 aged 80

1874 - Bertha Shepherd
- she married Henry Robert FRENCH
- they had at least 4 children
- she died in 1961 aged 87

1875 - Kate Shepherd
- Kate never married
- she died in 1959 aged 83

1877 - Constance Shepherd
- she married Lorenzo Oakleigh STANTON in 1902
- he was a Minister of Religion
- they had 11 children
- Constance died in Auckland in 1970 aged 92

1880 - Herbert Shepherd
- he married Esther Colebrooke SADLER in 1902
- she was 1 of 11 cchildren of Thomas Minshall Sadler and Esther COLEBROOKE. Her mother's sister, Mary Jane Colebrooke married as her 2nd husband, John Alfred Shepherd, her husband Hernert's brother
- Herbert died in 1975 aged 95

1882 - Olive Shepherd
- married WIlliam BLOMFIELD in 1906
- they had 2 known children
- Olive died in AUckland in 1968 aged 86

Frederick Clement UTTING Albertland, Rodney, Wellsford 1880s

Frederic Clement UTTING was born in 1861 in Albertland, Rodney - 11km west of Wellsford, New Zealand

His parents are not known at this time - can you help?
- thanks to a message from Rob Utting on 29-8-2010 who wrote: "he was my great-grandfather, son of Frederic James Utting, from Wisbeck (Kings Lynn) Norfolk, England"

He married Anna Maria TURNER in 1882
- they had 5 sons:

1883 Charles William Utting
- he married Ethel Lily BLACK in 1904
- he married Gertrude Clarabel Olive BURROW in 1910
- he died in 1968 aged 84

1885 Herbert/Henry Martin Utting
- he died in 1903 aged 18

1887 Frederic James Utting
- he married Elizabeth Emma DAVIES
- he died in 1984 aged 97

1890 William Christopher Utting
- he married Kate MacPHERSON
- he died in 1972 aged 82

1893 Walter Edwin Utting
- he died in 1935 aged 41

Ann died in 1900 at the age of 37
In 1903 Frederick Clement remarried to Sarah Ann SHEPHERD
- she was one of 13 children to John Shepherd and Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM. John and Sarah had married in England in 1858, had 2 children then emigrated to New Zealand on the HANOVER into Waitemata Harbour in 1862. They had another 11 children in Albertland. Sarah was the 2nd born in New Zealand

Frederick and Sarah had 4 children:
1904 Harry Victor Utting
- he married Gladys Ross ROBERTS
- he died in 1965 aged 60

1905 Emily Gertrude Utting
- she married George Alan WORTH
- she died in 1984 a day after her 79th birthday

1907 Clifford John Utting
- he died in 1980 aged 73

1909 Frank Percy Utting
- he married Mary BLACKLEDGE
- he died in 1977 aged 67

the 'V' names at Masterton, Wairarapa Cemeteries

The 'V' names of those buried in the Masterton, Wairarapa cemeteries

The Masterton District Council manages six cemeteries
* The Pioneer cemetery and Archer Street cemetery both adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park
* Riverside on the east side of Masterton
and public cemeteries at Tinui, Mauriceville and Hastwell

The cemeteries concerned here are:
Archer Street

VALKES JOHN 1866-1920 aged 54 ???
- the surname cannot be verified

VALLANCE Charles Augustus 1819-1882 aged 63
VALLANCE Charles Walker 1881-1906 aged 25
VALLANCE Charles Frederick 1864-1933 aged 69
VALLANCE Charles Hales 1899-1983 aged 83
VALLANCE Elizabeth Laura 1854-1901 aged 47
VALLANCE Frederick Burne 1889-1978 aged 89
VALLANCE Hannah Matilda 1858-1945 aged 87
VALLANCE Henry William "Harry" 1856-1884 aged 28
VALLANCE James Charles 1853-1888 aged 35
VALLANCE Lance Brentwood 1883-1916 aged 33
VALLANCE Lily Ann 1862-1938 aged 76
VALLANCE Norah Mabel 1892-1988 aged 96
VALLANCE Philip Agustus 1867-1903 age 36

VALLER unknown
VALLER Doris 1927-1988 aged 61
VALLER Harriett 1864-1942 aged 78
VALLER Lena Louise 1905-1991 aged 85
VALLER Raymond Claude 1929-2002 aged 73
VALLER William 1864-1922 aged 58

VAN BERLO Johannes Frans 1922-1993 aged 71
VAN BERLO Leona Mary 1930-2007 aged 77

VAN DELFT unknown ?-? aged unknown
VAN DELFT Cornelis 1928-1992 aged 64

VAN DEN BROEK Michael John 1956-1972 aged 16

VAN DER PUIJE Richard Godfrey Calv ?-1959 aged unknown

VAN DER PUT unknown ?-? aged unknown
VAN DER PUT Hendrina 1949-1988 aged 39

VAN DIJK Peter ?-1986 aged ?

VAN DYK Pieter Andre Charl 1968-1991 aged 23

VAN GERVEN Thomas Cornelis 1937-1997 aged 60

VAN PRAAGH Cecil Barnett 1881-1944 aged 63
VAN PRAAGN William 1913-1979 aged 64

VAN RYSEWYK Leonrd Peter 1959-1990 aged 41
VAN RYSEWYK Peter John Baptist Anthony 1918-1981 aged 63

VARCOE Ada Jean 1911-1990 aged 79

VARLINE L ?-? aged unknown

VARLOW Alfred James 1899-1977 aged 78
VARLOW Gertrude Emily 1899-1991 aged 92

VARTY Harold James 1913-1992 aged 78

VAUGHAN unknown ?-1924 aged ?
VAUGHAN Alice 1865-1958 aged 93
VAUGHAN Annie 1888-1956 age 68
VAUGHAN Arthur Frank 1918-1976 aged 58
VAUGHAN Bruce 1920-1920 aged 3 days
VAUGHAN Harry Frank 1884-1973 aged 89
VAUGHAN Henry Cave 1854-1918 aged 64
VAUGHAN Ian Joseph 1956-1976 aged 60
VAUGHAN Jack Cave 1914-1969 aged 55
VAUGHAN Patricia Amy 1927-1993 aged 65
VAUGHAN Victor Anthony 1907-1915 aged 8

*On the Cemetery Datasbase they have:
VALLER VICTOR CLIVE 1899-1972 aged 73
- he was acutally WALLER Victor Clive