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Dr. John Frederick ROCKSTROW 1834-1913 - Prussia to New Zealand, via France, America, Kerguelan Island, Hobart.
Johann Rockstroh was born in Erfurt, Thuringia, Prussia in 1834.
His father Johann Rockstroh was an army officer in Germany, he married Henrietta Caspari.
Johann jnr decided to leave Germany made his way to France and then to America. Here he was offered a position as doctor on a ship sailing on a botanising expedition to the South Pacific. It was not until the ship was at sea that he discovered that it was a whaler.
The ship ran on to rocks at Kerguelan Island near the Antarctic and it was six months before they were rescued. It is said that the doctor saved the crew from scurvy by making them eat the grass which grew on the island.
They were eventually taken to Hobart and it was the time of the gold rushes in Australia. Dr Rockstroh travelled to the Ovens Goldfields and Snowy River about 1860.
Then came news of gold in New Zealand so about 1865 he came to New Zealand on board the “Aldinga”, going to Cromwell and Gabriel’s Gully. From there he moved to Hokitika and in 1866 went to Westport to take charge of the first hospital in the Nelson Province.
While on the West Coast he is said to have treated the well known pirate Bully Hayes after he was wounded in a fight.
In 1867 in Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island, he married Anna Eunice Gapper.
In 1869 he changed his name to John Frederick Rockstrow when he was naturalized.
They had 8 children, some in Westport, then they moved up to the Manawatu to Foxton and Palmerston North where John became involved with local body affairs and was elected to the first Foxton Local Board in 1875 and to the Manawatu County Council in 1878, becoming Chairman in 1882. He was a Doctor of medicine, a coroner and a J.P.
Their children were:
Frederick John Rockstrow b.1868 in Westport - d.1954 in Eastbourne, Wellington. He married Emily Francis Wilson
Henrieta Mary Rockstrow b.1869 in Wstport - d.1942 in Hamilton, Waikato. She married Charles Arbon
Rosalia Elizabeth Rockstrow b.1891 Westport - d.1942 in Palmerston North, Manawatu. She married Thomas Francis Waters.
Frances Amelia Rockstrow b.1873 in Westport or Nelson - d.1950 in Sydney, Australia. She married a Mr Brook-Taylor
Ellen Flora Rockstrow b.1876 in Foxton, Manawatu - d.1946 in New Plymouth. She married Andrew? Meuli
Augustus Isidor Rockstrow b.1878 in Foxton, Manawatu - d.1917 from wounds received in war in BELGIUM - buried Lijssenthoek
William Caspari Rockstrow b.1881 in Foxton, Manawatu - d.1909 in Palmerston North. He was 28 and unmarried
Walter Leonard Rockstrow b.1883 in Foxtonw, Manawatu - d.1961 in New Plymouth. He married Catherine Clara Groombridge.
The THERESA sailed from Gravesend on the 20th November 1843
Most of the passenger list is missing
There is another list with a few differences THERESA - also with most of the passengers missing
Did you have ancestors arrive on this ship?
Do you know where the list is?
Those on board so far:
Captain YOUNG - (NZC passenger lists missing SR gives her arrival as 8th April 1844 with Thomas BACON as master)
HAYES was surgeon
BRAY, Gertrude Cobbam Herring - also her husband who drowned during the voyage
HARGREAVES, Edward Allen
JERMINGHAM, Frederick William
O'BURKE, Mr M.W. - from the Nelson Examiner 13th July 1844:
A melancholy accident occurred at the Waimea on Sunday last. Mr M.W. O'Burke, a gentleman who recently arrived in te Teresa (sic) had just erected a house on his section in Waimea East. On Sunday afternoon he set out in company with three men who were staying with him, to go to the village on the opposite side of the rivers Wairoa and Waiiti. They found the river much swollen from the great quantity of rain. They made a number of attempts to cross. Mr O'Burke lost his footing and was swept away and drowned.
You can read the full report on Papers Past
WELD, Frederick Aloysius - (was a New Zealand politician and a governor of various British colonies. He was the sixth person to serve as Premier of New Zealand, and later served as Governor of Western Australia, Governor of Tasmania, and Governor of the Straits Settlements)
- are those 2 the same person?
Papers Past has a number of interesting articles about her but they spell the name TERESA:
...6th April 1844 - The ship Teresa which arrived here on Tuesday last, made her passage from Plymoth to New Plymouth in 111 days, notwithstanding the loss of her mainmast in a gale off the Cape of Good Hope. Her commander, Captain Bacon who, we are sorry to hear, has been indisposed for several weeks, has visited us before in the Sit Charles Forbes, the first vessel that arrived here direct from England. The Teresa has brought [url]a large number[/url] of passengers for the Company's settlements but there is little information affecting the colony brought by the Teresa.
...6th April 1844 - Another lot of sheep for Mr Duppa were put on board the Teresa at New Plymouth. The pastoral capabilities of this settlement (Nelson) far exceed those of our neighbours.
...6th April 1844 - We have received by the TERESA, English newspapers to the 22nd November 1843. The following is a summary of the more interesting portion of their contents:
*Special commissioners were prosecuting inquiries into the causes of the riots in South Wales. Complaints are everywhere made to them of exorbitant tolls, high rents and the most abject poverty
*The Queen was about to visit the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth and Sir Robert Peel at Drayton Manor
*A serious differece exists between France and Tunis
*The Times strongly advocates a State provision for the Roman clergy with a view to diminish agitation in Ireland
*In consequence of repeated complaints about the irregularities in the transmission of letters to the Australian colonies, Government has concluded a contract for the despatch of mails from Gravesend to Sydney on the first day of every month.
*Mexico and Italy have quarrelled about a flag and friendly relations are for the time suspended
...13th April 1844 - At the Police Office on Wednesday, eight of the crew of the Teresa were committed to hard labour for one month for neglecting their duty
...13th April 1844 - To Merchants, Storekeepers and others:
Just arrived per Teresa a large assortment of ironmongery
Fine gunpowder in canister
Ladies gloves in variety
Ladies' black and white silk stockings
Childrens woollen boos, socks etc
Spades and shovels assorted
Nails in various sizes and sorts
Doeskin, tweed and other cloths
Pins and needles
Tailors' supperior thread and sporting buttons
Glengarry caps in great variety
Windsor, French polished & stained rose-wood cane-bottom chairs
Feild, garden and flower seeds in great variety
Wrapping and other paper
Tinder boxes, earthenware assorted
Superior boots and shoes
And a large supply of other general stores too numberous to mention
...27th April 1844 - We have just heard of a valuable case of plants received by a gentleman in this settlement, by the Teresa, which were packed in wet moss without any soil at the roots and soldered in tin. This mode of packing answers remarkedly well as every tree appears to be alive and healthy. Fruit trees may be thus obtained from England at a considerably less cost than we have been accustomed to pay for them from the surrounding colonies.
The RAYMOND departed from Gravesend on the 3rd May 1844 bound for New Zealand.
It apparently arrived in Wellington on the 5th September 1844 via New Plymouth and was to go on to Nelson.
The passenger list is missing and also any information on its arrival in Nelson
The master/captain was McKay and the surgeon was Mr Godfrey.
Can you help please?
The AJAX, 767 tons, only made one voyage to Nelson, Marlborough, New Zealand.
She sailed on September 8th 1848 from London, with Captain John Young and from Downs on the 11th September.
She arrived January 8th 1849 in Port Chalmers with 195 passengers for Wellington and Nelson.
The ship, after discharging and landing a portion of her passengers, sailed for Wellington and Nelson, arriving at the latter port on March 9th.
21 steerage passengers were listed in the quota for Nelson in the Embarkation Register, but the immigration agent at Nelson listed only 12 as disembarking there.
The Ajax was wrecked on her voyage back to London from Manilla at Anjer on the western tip of the island of Java in Sunda Straits on March 12th, 1850.
Samuel COOK aged 30 and his wife Grace aged 25
James Gilbert GORE, a plumber aged 36 with his wife Harriet aged 27 and 2 children, Alfred aged 2 months and Catherine aged 2 years
Joseph HARTMANN, a carpenter, farmer aged 28 with his wife Eliza aged 26 and 2 children Charles and Louise (who was aged 8 months - named in the Nelson quota but was not listed in the disembarkation register for Nelson)
Richard K. NEWCOME, a 'gentleman' aged 30
Henry PICARD aged 25
John PLANK, a carpenter aged 19
Joshua RIX, a carpenter aged 27 with his 27 year old wife Martha and 2 children Henry John and Elizabeth
George STOWERS, a 32 year old labourer with his 32 year old wife Sarah and 2 children Thomas and William and an infant born on board
Eliza TAYLOR, a 14 year old servant
Mary WALKER aged 35
Frederick WITHERBY aged 23
Samuel Woolley a 29 years old 'domestic servant with his 30 year old wife Maria and 5 children, Samuel, Clarissa, Eliza, Maria and Jane = they also travelled with their 2 month old, Sarah Lucy, but she was not listed in the disembarkation register for Nelson.
John HEMPSEED (1829-1909) was from Scotland.
He married Charlotte THOMPSON (1825-1893) 15 Aug 1853 in NSW, Australia
At some stage they settled in the Manawatu, New Zealand
JOHN & CHARLOTTE had 6 known children:
I .. 1855 - 1916 CATHERINE HEMPSEED
- CATHERINE MARRIED Carl Friedrich August POPPE (1846-1928)
- in Wellington on 15 June 1871
- Carl's father was Friedrich August POPPE (1819-1897) of Prussia
- his mother was Anna Elizabeth DIENER (1817-1897)
- Catherine was 15 when she married & Carl was 25
CATHERINE & CARL had 17 children:
1872 - 1874 William August Poppe
- William died aged 2
1874 - 1947 August Frederick Poppe
- August married Martha Christina AITKEN in 1909
1876 - 1945 Fanny Louisa Poppe
- Fanny married Edward GUDOPP in 1897
1877 - 1943 Charles John Poppe
- Charles married Helen Louisa COX in 1905
1879 - 1931 Ernest Arthur Poppe
1881 - 1904 James Thomas Poppe
1883 - 1946 Henry William Poppe
1884 - 1884 Edward Thomas Poppe
1886 - 1918 Francis 'Frank' Robert Poppe
- Frank married Avis Olivia FRECKLINGTON in 1908
1887 - 1938 Thomas Albert Poppe
1889 - 1930 Augusta Catherine Poppe
1891 - 1965 Caroline Edith Poppe
- Caroline married Alfred WHALE in 1908
1892 - 1892 John Robert Poppe
1894 - 1874 Alexander Duncan Poppe
1897 - 1948 Ada Charlotte Poppe
- Ada married William GOW in 1929
1898 - 1967 Annie Elizabeth Poppe
- Annie married Joh BLAKELY in 1918
1901 - 1983 Jessie Agnes Poppe
- nothing known
II .. 1859 - ? SUSAN THOMPSON HEMPSEED
- apparently died in infancy
... thank you to Gmce for her message:
Subject: NZ Hempseed descendant
Date: 2012-03-12 21:45:45
Your post on this subject is ten years old now (sic - 2 July 2009)... but I have only just found it on the Net. John Hempseed married Charlotte Thompson, not Caroline.... I am their daughter Marion's gt-grand-daughter. There was another daughter, Susan Thompson, who died in infancy. I found her in the NZ register.
III .. 1860 - 1916 FANNY THOMPSON HEMPSEED
- FANNY MARRIED Donald McLEAN 27 Sep 1876 in Turakina, Manawatu
FANNY & DONALD had 7 known children:
1877 - Donald Hempseed McLean
- Donald married Catherine Jane CUNNINGHAM in 1905
1878 - Lachlan Thompson McLean
1880 - John Hempseed McLean
- John married Olive Jane BURR in 1918
1883 - Duncan McLean
1889 - Francis McLean
1894 - Charlotte Winifred McLean
1898 - Douglas Hector McLean
- Douglas married Stella Marie GREEN in 1921
IV ..1863 - ? MARIA HEMPSEED
- MARIA MARRIED Alexander John PERRY (1853-1894) in 1878
MARIA & JOHN had 8 known children:
1879 - 1915 Mary Charlotte Perry
- Mary died aged 36 (unmarried)
1880 - 1935 John Robert Perry
- John married Gertrude Henderson ARMSTRONG (1882-1944) in 1907
1881 - 1949 Alexander John Perry
1883 - ? Georgina Perry
- nothing known
1884 - 1949 James Hempseed Perry
1886 - 1917 Maria Esther Perry
- Maria died aged 31 (unmarried)
1888 - 1963 Grace Perry
- Grace married Sidney Henry LODGE (1887-1976) in 1920
1892 - 1911 Wilfred Grover Perry
- Wilfred died aged 18
V .. 1866 - 1940 MARION HEMPSEED
- MARION MARRIED Pierce Alfred PHILLIPS 6 March 1882 in Palmerston North
17 May 1882 ... Pierce Alfred Phillips alias Frank Pierce Phillips, was brought up on remand charged with having feloniously intermarried with Marion Hempseed, his wife Avice Corce Phillips, formerly HAWKES, being then and still alive. (Frank Pearce Phillips married Avice Cory(?) Hawkes in NZ in 1860)
Mr Esam said he, on the lst occasion, asked for a remand for the production of important witnesses. Mr Keeling was in attendance and after his examination he would ask for a further remand until Wednesday as Mr Lewis, an important witness, owing to the rough weather, had not arrived. He called the attention of the Bench to certain omissions of which no notice had been taken at the last hearing. He also quoted from the various marriage Acts of the colony, with reference to the means of proving marriages.
Mr Madden did not intend to raise any objections on this occasion
Mr R. N. Keeling, being sworn, said: I reside at Palmerston North; I am a registrar of marriages for that district; I am the person named in the gazette 90, 1877; I produce the register of marriages on the 6th March 1882; I solemnised on that day Pierce Alfred Phillips and Marion Hempseed; the accused is the person mentioned in the register; accused is described as a widower; I cannot identify this lady now in Court as Marion Hempseed, as I only saw her once for a short itme; accused gave the year 1861 as the death of his former wife; I married Pierce Alfred Phillips; the certificate produced marked B is a true copy; the signature is in my handwriting; J. Hempseed, the father of Marion Hempseed, was present on the occasion and signed as an attesting witness
Cross-examined: That certificate is a true copy; in that certificate the lady is desribed as being born in Fifeshire, Scotland.
Mr Esam at this stage asked for a remand until Wednesday.
Mr Madden, under the circumstances would offer no objection.
Accused was remanded until Wednesday next
Mr Esam also asked that Mr Keeling should be bound over as well as Mr Hempseed and quoted authorities in support. The application was granted
- MARION NEXT MARRIED James GAIR (1859-1916)
- on 2 June 1887 in Turakina
MARION & JAMES had 6 known children:
1888 - Catherine Euphemia Gair
- Catherine married Archibald CAMERON in 1906
1892 - 1965 Eliza Gair
- Eliza married Frederic William MOORE in 1919
1893 - 1893 Charlotte Isabella Gair
- Charlotte died aged 2 months
1895 - 1970 Maria Gair
- Maria married George Eric CUTFIELD in 1923
1897 - 1917 James Gair
- James served in WWI as Lance Corporal 9/2170 with the NZEF, 11th Reinforcements Otago Mounted Rifles, D Squadron. He died of appendicitis 17 May 1917 Egypt to Palestine aged 20. His Next Of Kin: James & Marion Gair of Marton. He is buried F. 363. at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Al Qantarah, Shamal Sina', Egypt
1901 - 1954 Flora Thompson Gair
- Flora married Wilfred Borlase VOSPER (1892-1922) in 1921
- she next married Louis Edgar YOUNG (1886-1950) in 1925
VI .. 1867 - 1887 EUPHEMIA HEMPSEED
- EUPHEMIA MARRIED John CALMAN in 1885
- John Calman died 7 June 1887 aged 31, 4 months before the birth of their son:
1887 - 1973 John Robert Hempseed Calman
- Euphemia died 5 days after his birth aged 22
In the FEILDING STAR - 19th October 1909
The late Mr John Hempseed of Franklin Vale, Makirikiri, one of the oldest settlers and a widely known and highly respected resident, who was buried today, lived in the district for over forty years and had reached the ripe old age of 80 years. He leaves four daughters in the district:
* Mrs A. Poppe (Marton)
* Mrs A. C. Perry (Kimbolton)
* Mrs Donald McLean
* Mrs J. Gair (Makirikiri)
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photo - Headstone of John & Charlotte Hempseed at Turakina
- their daughter Euphemia (Mrs Calman) is buried with them
Sacred to the memory of
beloved wife of
John HEMPSEED who departed this life at Turakina
on 12th day of March 1893
aged 68 years
who died 16th October 1909
aged 80 years.
Carl Friedrich August POPPE - (probably not his original spelling) was a son of Freidrich August Poppe and Anna Elizabeth Diener of Prussia.
He married Catharine Hempseed from Scotland 1855-1916.
She was the daughter of John Hempseed and Caroline Thompson (they were apparently married in 1953 in NSW, Australia)
Don't know Carl's and Catharines emigration dates at this time.
They married in Wellington in 1871 and settled in the Manawatu, around Marton.
They had 17 children:
William August Poppe 1872-1874
- died aged 2
Frederick August Poppe 1874-1947
Fanny Louisa Poppe 1876-1945
- married Edward Gudopp
Charles John Poppe 1877-1943
- married Helen Louisa Cox
Ernest Arthur Poppe 1879-1931
James Thomas Poppe 1880-1904
Henry William Poppe 1883-1946
Ernest Thomas Poppe 1884-1884
Francis Robert Poppe 1885-1918
- married Alice Olivia Frecklington
Thomas Albert Poppe 1887-1938
Augusta Catharine Poppe 1889-1930
Caroline Ada Poppe 1891-1965
- married Alfred Whale
John Robert Poppe 1892-1892
Alxander Duncan Poppe 1894-1974
Ada Charlotte Poppe 1897-1948
Annie Elizabeth Poppe 1898-1967
Jessie Agnes 1901-1983
Any further data you can add to the tree would be apprecated
Who was Emma Jane Ames
She married Levi Buck - he was from a family of early pioneers in Wellington, Henry Gregory BUCK & Elizabeth Frances COOSE who had originally emigrated from Somerset on the BIRMAN
Time line for Levi Buck
* In October 1841 when he was 2 months from his 3rd birthday, Levi left for New Zealand on the BIRMAN with his father, stepmother Elizabeth, 4 of 7 step siblings, his father`s brother, George and family
* In March 1860, aged 22 he played in the first interprovincial cricket match ever played in the colony. In the eleven aside teams he played for Wellington, the Auckland team travelling down - a long and difficult journey in those days... Auckland won with four wickets left in a 32 overs match held near the Mount Cook Barracks...I will post a list of the Wellington players on this site at a later date as a lot of them are on this tree
* In January 1867 aged 29 he was working as a Post Office Clerk, he was also at this time the Treasurer of the Central Fire Brigade in Wellington
* In October 1869 aged 31 he married Emma in St Paul`s Church, Wellington, she was 27.
* 2 months after marriage, in December 1869 he was made the Postmaster at Lawrence, Otago ... see notes under daughter May
* In July 1870 aged 31 his first child, May was born in Lawrence, Otago
* In October 1872 aged 33 his second child, Percy was born in Wellington
* In September 1873 aged 34 he was `removed` to Westport - which is in the South Island, 392 kilometres south west of Wellington .. he was given a gold watch as a testimonial from his well wishes in the district
* In 1875 aged 37 his 3rd child, Alice was born in Wellington
* In 1877 aged 39 his 4th child, Nellie was born in Wellington
* On 1st November 1878 aged 39 Sub-Inspector Goodall and others found an illicit still in the bush at Mongonui Creek near Karere - which is 134km north of Wellington, near Palmerston North. The still was on Mr Walker`s land and was traced to the possession of Fritz Von Schluter and Levi Buck, who were fined 100 pounds each or twelve months imprisonment. According to an article in the Wanganui Herald, what they found was only part of the apparatus and a few days later Mr Walker was burning some fallen bush when he found the rest of the plant and handed it to Constable Gillespie at Palmerston.
In about 1880 aged 42 his 5th child Ernest was born, town unknown
* In the 1880-1881 (aged 42/43) City of Wellington Electrol Roll he was living in Molesworth Street, which is in Thorndon, a kilometre north of Wellington City. He was recorded as a clerk
* In about 1881 when he was aged about 43 he went to the
KING COUNTRY, which is an area of about 7,000 square miles that today contains Taumurunui, Pio Pio, Te Kuiti and many other towns near the Waikato ..
In 1881 the King Country was isolated, uncivilised and without roads - HE WAS NEVER SEEN NOR HEARD OF AGAIN
... AFTER 7 YEARS HE WAS PRESUMED DEAD ...
But what of his wife Emma ? - she lived for another 50 years.
Did she remarry? Who were her parents? siblings? etc
They had 5 children at the time of his disappearance:
May Maud Buck 1870
Percy Ames Buck 1872 - married Jessie Harris
Alice Mary Buck 1875 married George Keeling
Nellie Ames Buck 1877
Ernest Buck 1880
thank you to angelbaby69nz (see 2nd comment below)
Burial of Emma Jane:
Last Name: BUCK
First Name: EMMA JANE
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Service Date: 13-11-1930
Service Provided: Burial
Section: CH ENG2
Plot Number: 15 B
Record Number: 76283
Alexander Sandy McINTOSH was born in Lanark, Scotland in 1799
- he died in Christchurch on 29 October 1881
- he married Margaret Oliphant MacFARLANE 16 Nov 1827 St Paul's Church, Perth, Perthshire
- Margaret was born about 1803 in Findo Gask, Perthshire
- the 1st of 8 known childen of Henry MacFARLANE & Christina JACKSON
- she died in Christchurch on 19 Feb 1881 - 8 months after Alexander
- they are burie in Addington cemetery
Alexander & Margaret emigrated to New Zealand on the LONDON which sailed from London August 13 1840 - arrived in Wellington December 12 1840
- the children with them were:
John Mcintosh aged 10
Henry McIntosh aged 8
Lavinia McIntosh aged 8
Catherine McIntosh aged 8
Margaret McIntosh aged 5
Mary Ann McIntosh aged 3
John Alexander McIntosh aged 9 months
... ALSO on the London
* Henry MacFarlane aged 21
Mary MacFarlane aged 29
John McIntosh aged 24
Mary McIntosh aged 20
... AND ...
* Thomas Maxwell Henderson aged 29
Catherine Henderson (nee MacFarlane) aged 32
& their Son aged 15 months who died at sea 20 Sep 1840
* see notes below for the connection between MacFarlane, McIntosh & Henderson
The children of Alexander McINTOSH & Margaret MacFARLANE:
1829 - 1830 Mary Ann McIntosh
- born in Falkirk, Scotland
- died aged 10 months in Scotland
1830 - 1900 John McIntosh
- born in Falkirk, Scotland
- died in Lower Hutt, New Zealand
- John married Arabella FIRTH
- Arabella was born 1839 in Mirfield, Kirkless
- she died 1884 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand
- Arabella arrived in New Zealand on the GEORGE FIFE with her parents James FIRTH & and Hammah RHODES
John and Arabella had 15 children in the Lower Hutt/Wellington areas:
1855 - 1917 George McIntosh
- born in Lower Hutt
- George married Johanna Catherine GRONNEBECK in 1883
- daughter of Joegen Lorenzen GRONNEBECK & Bodil Marie MESSEN
- they had 10 known children
- he is buried in Dannevirke
1857 - 1937 Christina Jane McIntosh
- Christina married James CATTELL (1856-1934) in 1878
- they had 2 known sons
1858 - 1929 Edward Jemingham Wakefield McIntosh
- born 19 October in Lower Hutt
- Edward married Sarah Edmond 'Ada' MUDGWAY (1866-1894) in 1881
... & twin brother ...
1858 - 1922 Peter James Lang McIntosh
- Peter married Deborah STANFORD (1864-1944) in 1884
- they had 7 known children
1885 - Nellie Mary Deborah McIntosh born in Wellington
1886 - Walter James McIntosh born in Wellington
1888 - Peter John McIntosh born in Wellington
1896 - Doris Ada McIntosh born in Dannevirke
1897 - Alexnder William McIntosh born in Dannevirke
1900 - Henry Transvaal McIntosh born in Dannevirke
1902 - Edward Fraser McIntosh born in Dannevirke
- Peter & Deborah are buried in Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke
1869 - 1897 Alexander William McIntosh
- Alexander married Emma Rose MOORE (1863-1918) in Wellington 1881
- Emma was born in Wanganui, a daughter of Henry Moore & his 3rd wife Amelia Elizabeth HART
- they had 9 known children
1882 - 1961 Alexander Frederick McIntosh - born Wellington, died Palmerston North
1883 - 1954 Ada Amelia Rose McIntosh - born Wellington
1885 - 1976 Arabella McIntosh - born Wellington, died Karori
1888 - 1920 Lucella Winifred McIntosh - twin born Wellington, died Taumarumui
1888 - 1957 Percival Gordon McIntosh - twin, died Wellington
1890 - 1976 Walter George McIntosh - born Wellington, died Dannevirke
1893 - 1950 Eva Gladys McIntosh - born Dannevirke
1895 - 1977 Dorothy May McIntosh - born Dannevirke, died Feilding
1897 - 1897 Hope McIntosh - born Dannevirke
- they are buried in Dannevirke -
1861 - 1942 Arabella McIntosh
- Arabella married George Henry HARBROE (1854-1926) of Hobart, Tasmania in 1879
- they had 6? known children born in Wellington
1880 - 1942 Gertrude Grace 'Dolly' Harbroe
1883 - 1883 George Henry Harbroe - died aged 10 months
1885 - ? Gewitha Harbroe
1887 - ? Margaret Harbroe
1892 - 1975 Dorothy/Dorothea Glasgow Harbroe
1904 - 1959 Lorna Myrene Harbroe
- Arabella & George are buried in Karori
1862 - 1920 Thomas Maxwell McIntosh
- born in Lower Hutt
- Thomas married Mary ann CLOUTT in 1891
- they had 5 known children
1891 - 1959 George Thomas Charles McIntosh
1894 - 1956 Eric Edward Maxwell McIntosh
1895 - 1912 Harold Vivian McIntosh
1898 - 1984 Marjory/Marjorie Rose McIntosh
1900 - 1900 Erl Transvaal McIntosh - died aged 8 months
- Thomas died in Greytown, Wairarapa
1864 - 1914 John McIntosh
- born in Lower Hutt
- John possibly married Elizabeth BROWN ??
1866 - 1937 Emma Catherine McIntosh
- Emma married Charles CUDBY in Lower Hutt in 1882
- son of John CUDBY & Janet NICOL
- they had 3 known children
1885 - ? Olive Florence Cudby
1890 - 1960 Albert Basil Cudby
1892 - 1892 Ernest Gwynne Cudby - died aged 2 months
- Emma died in Lower Hutt
1869 - ? Margaret McIntosh
- born in Lower Hutt
- Margaret married Daniel McCALLUM (1855-1939) in 1885
- they had 3 known children
1886 - Margaret McCallum
1888 - Mabel Myrtle McCallum
1908 - Gwendoline Mary Mavis McCallum
1870 - 1947 Henry Albert McIntosh
- Henry married Isabella Murray SORBIE in 1909
- Henry died in Taita
1871 - 1880 Frederick Joseph Plimmer McIntosh
- Frederick drowned in the Hutt River aged 9
- From the COLONIST 23 March 1880 ... Frederick McIntosh, aged nine, a son of Mr John McIntosh, proprietor of the Railway Hotel, Lower Hutt, was drowned in the Hutt river on Saturday afternoon. He was standing on the bank watching the flood, when the earth suddenly gave way and precipitated him into the water
1873 - 1874 Mary Eleanor McIntosh
- born in Lower Hutt
- Mary died a few months old in Lower Hutt
1875 - 1933 Maude Alice McIntosh
- Maude married George William James TASKER (1873-1910)
- son of George William TASKER & Eleanor Martha KNOWLES
- George died aged 37 when their 7 children were aged from 2 to 14
- Maude remarried to Duncan Blair McINNES
- she died in Wanganui
1877 - ? Alice Mary McIntosh
- nothing known about Alice
1832 - 1906 Henry McIntosh
- a triplet with Lavinia and Catherine
- he married Edith Atkinson SPURR
- her parents were Reverend Thomas SPURR (1801-1856) & Elizabeth SINGLETON. Dismissed as a clergyman, Spurr advertised as a drawing and painting teacher before going on to become an architectural draughtsman. A position he was consequently also sacked from, this time for alcoholism, insolence and incompetence. He emigrated from Rotherham to Hobart, Australia on the 'Fortitude' in 1840
- Henry died in Christchurch & is buried with his father
1832 - ? Lavinia McIntosh
- a triplet with Henry and Catherine
- Lavinia married James COOKE in 1853
- she married Henry BENNETT in 1863
1832 - 1894 Catherine 'Kitty' McIntosh
- a triplet with Henry and Lavinia
- Catherine married Captain Charles August KNIGGE in 1860
from the WELLINGTON INDEPENDENT ... KNIGGE-McINTOSH - On the 23rd December, in the house of Mr John McIntosh, Welington by Rev W. Kirton, Mr Charles A. Knigge, Licensed Victualler, to Catherine, second daughter of Mr Alexander McIntosh, Lyttelton, both of Wellington
- their known children (possibly others)
1862 - Augusta Lavinia Knigge
1865 - Christina Martha Knigge
1867 - On the 9th Oct, at Wellington, the wife of Mr C. A. Knigge, of a daughter
- Charles was a Publican in Wellington at some time, owning the New Zealander
- DEATH of CATHERINE ... KNIGGE, August 26 1894, at "The Bungalow" Roxburgh street, Wellington, Catherine McKells, the dearly beloved wife of Charles August Knigge, aged 60 years; after a long and painful illness. Her end was peace
1835 - ? Margaret 'Maggie' McIntosh
- born in Scotland
- she married in New Zealand to William HENDERSON (he drowned at sea)
- she next married Captain Charles 'Karl' Ernest IFWERSEN in 1863
- they had a daughter
1866 - Christina Ifwersen
- Christina married James William SHAND in 1889
- they had 3 known children
1891 - 1948 Allan Linley James Shand
1892 - 1965 Gipsy Avis Shand
1904 - 1962 Gwitha Ifweren Shand
1837 - ? Mary Anne McIntosh
- born in Scotland
- Mary married Samuel Edward GRAHAM (1833-1918) in New Zealand in 1863
1839 - 1899 John Alexander 'Jock' McIntosh
- born in Glasgow
- John married Sarah Frances FODEN (1859-1937) on 7 May 1879 in Timaru
- John was the lessee of the 'Winchester Hotel' in at least 1893-1894 & the "Arowhenua Hotel' in at least 1895-1897
- they had 9 known children
1880 - 1956 Margaret Matilda McIntosh
1881 - 1947 Mabel Gertrude McIntosh
1883 - 1944 Harold John McIntosh
1885 - 1967 Ethel Christina mcIntosh
1887 - 1964 Daisy Catherine/Katherine McIntosh
1889 - 1949 Gordon Alexander McIntosh
1891 - 1987 Ellen Millicent McIntosh
1893 - 1967 Norman Edward McIntosh
1895 - 1979 Dorothy Gwendoline Frances McIntosh
- John died in Gisborne Hospital 23 Dec 1899
1842 - 1902 Thomas McIntosh
- born in New Zealand
- Thomas married Janet McCLUTCHIE (1840-1890) in 1866
- he married Henrietta Elizabeth RUTTER in 1891
- Thomas died in Christchurch 19 July 1902 age 59
- he is buried PLOT 731C - BLOCK 0 at Addington cemetery
1842 - 1933 Christina McIntosh
- Christina married Andrew Fraser McLEAN (1832-1913) in 1868
- Andrew was born in Nairside, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
- they had 9 known children (possibly in Hawkes Bay)
1869 - 1950 William McLean
1871 - 1952 Margaret McLean
1872 - 1952 Katherine Fraser McLean
1875 - 1961 Annie Edith McLean
1877 - 1879 Christina McLean
1879 - 1964 Alexander McLean
1881 - 1974 Andrew McLean
1883 - ? Lily McLean
1888 - 1981 Lavinia McLean
- Andrew died in Gisborne
If you can add to, or correct any of the above please leave a comment below
* Thomas Maxwell Henderson written 1993 by Anthony G. Flute, entitled 'Pioneers in a new Colony'. An extract follows but go to the link for more ...
- In the year 1840, the London and Provincial newspapers carried large advertisements for tradesmen and women to emigrate and settle the new fledgeling colony of the British Empire called New Zealand.
Thomas Maxwell Henderson, a blacksmith by trade, met his future wife and brother-in-laws, Henry and John Macfarlane in Perth. He was married to Catherine Macfarlane in 1834 and had a son, born in July,1839.
* After a family conference, Thomas and Catherine, John and Henry Macfarlane and their sister Ann Taylor and her husband, were to join the Brigatine LONDON at London dockyards on the 10th August, 1840, for the long and arduous voyage of 121 days to the other side of the world. The journey was to take until the 12th December to reach Port Nicholson, Wellington. Sickness on board during the voyage was unavoidable in the cramped conditions and salty basic diet. A bad bout of dysentry spread through the passengers.
* Catherine's 15 month old child became sick and the ships surgeon, Ralph Johnson, was unable to save him. He died on the 20th September and was buried at sea. This was a bitter blow to the family beginning their new adventure. The Henderson and Macfarlane families headed north for Auckland, arriving just two months before the land sales of 1841. Both families were fortunate to have capital which they had brought with them.
* The township was to be split into one acre lots, selling for £595 each.
Early in 1842, Thomas and Henry formed a partnership and bought a block of land from Dudley Sinclair. On this they built the Commercial Hotel at a cost of £2000, a very large sum of money in those days. The hotel was a good investment, catering for the numbers of immigrants coming into the colony to settle and begin a new life.
The partners also began selling merchandise, ships chandlery and provisions. In 1843 they offered bricks for sale at £1/17/- a thousand and firewood at 4/- a ton. Catherine and Thomas had another son in 1841 called George and a second son in 1843 named Henry William. Thomas Henderson became a driving force in the company of Henderson & Macfarlane and decided to buy a schooner he had seen advertised in Auckland harbour named the LUCIDAN. She became a regular trader to the Bay of Islands in the north of New Zealand
more on Henderson & Macfarlane
Henderson's Mill by Anthony G. Flute
children of Thomas Maxwell Henderson
Thomas Maxwell Henderson on facebook
Thomas's 200th birthay
Thomas Maxwell Henderson 1860
Can you help with the passenger list for the STAR of INDIA that arrived in Wellington, New Zealand from London on 10th November 1874.
A report in the "Wanganui Chronicle" dated 11th November 1874 reads:
Arrived - 'Star of Inida' from London wit 375 Goevernment immigrants, 103 days passage, apparently all well.
During the passage 5 deaths occurred; three were children and two were father and child (further research reveals that one of the male immigrants seized his child one day and jumped overboard in a fit of dementia. Both father and child were drowned.) - there were three births. No sickness now.
From the EVENING POST dated 12th November 1874:
The immigrants by the Star of India were landed this morning. They seem a respectable well selectd lot of people and in excellent health. An old Wellington settler, who was a cabin passenger by the vessel, gives them an excellent character.
Another article on the 14th Novemeber 1874 reports:
The immigrants ex the "Star of India' were landed to-day and, taken as a whole, presented a very respectable appearance, though perhaps there was a good deal of the city element amongst them.
And on the 17th November 1874:
At the Police Court this morning, John Smith and George Ford, charged with refusing duty on board the Star of India were dismissed with caution.
From the EVENING POST dated 20th November 1874:
John Clement, charged with absence withour leave from the Star of India, was committed for three days with hard labour.
From the WANGANUI CHRONICLE dated 21st November 1874:
Some forty more of the Star of India immigrants arrived last evening (into Wanganui) by the Stormbird
From the OTAGO WITNESS dated 21st November 1874:
Thirty nominated immigrants for Otago who arrived at Wellington by the Star of India, there being at the time of that vessel leaving London none by which they could be forwarded to Otago, are now on their way down the coast to this Province in the Lady Bird, and will probably arrive today.
BUT, so far, no passenger list - can you help ??
MARK WOOLMER-YAXLEY was born 1864 in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
- a son of Emma PUGH & her first husband Thomas WOOLMER
- his father died when he was about 2 and his mother remarried to Cornelius YAXLEY and 2 more sons in England before they emigrated to New Zealand on the Cathcart, arriving into Lyttelton 29 Aug 1874
on board were:
* his stepfather Cornelius aged 31
* his mother Emma aged 32
* sister Eliza aged 12
* Mark aged 10
* brother Frederick aged 8
* stepbrother Arthur aged 6
* stepbrother Ernest aged 2
(the ages given on a ships list are usually from the time of registration)
they settled somewhere in the South Island
Mark married Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL born (19 April 1869) on board the Caroline Coventry on the way to Christchurch. Her parents, William and Margaret (nee Orr) Dalzell emigrated from Northern Ireland as did her grandparents, Thompson DALZELL & his second wife, Susannah STEELE (total of 17 children)
MARK & AGNES had 10 known children (see his link above)
- a son, Henry Yaxley, was born in Kaikoura in 1893
- a son, Horace William Yaxley, died aged 27 in Egypt WWI
see also Yaxley message board
thank you to Warburton for the info on Mark's father (see comments)