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what happened to Charles HAZELDINE ?

James Stent was the 3rd child of 6 to Charles STENT and Sarah PECK who emigrated to New Zealand in May 1841 on the LORD WILLIAM BENTINCK

James married Francis 'Fanny' Harrison BUCKTHOUGHT (1853-1911) 18 Nov 1874 in Wanganui - they had 5 known children

James married Sarah WHITEHEAD (1877-1935) 29 Dec 1898 in Halcombe, Manawatu
- he as 45 and she was 2
- they had 8 known children:

... 1
1899 - 1915 Allan James Stent

- Allan died aged 16

... 2
1900 - 1984 Emma Florence Stent

- Emma married Stanley Clarence John OKE (1895-1981) in 1920
- son of John OKE (1858-1941) & Mary Ann DAVISON (1867-1953)

... 3
1902 - George Edward Stent

- moved to Australia

... 4
1904 - 1983 Laurel Amelia Stent

- Laurel married Charles HAZELDINE in 1922
- son of Solomon HAZELDINE (1854-1929) & Eliza Ann BATES (1853-1939)
- Laurel next married Patrick MOORE

... 5
1906 - 1871 Pearl Margaret Stent

- Pearl married Raymond Wilford DOUBLE (1899-1978) in 1923
- 8th of 9 children of Alfred Martin DOUBLE & Sarah Grace HUGHES

... 6
1910 - ? Cecil Norman Stent

- Cecil moved to Australia

... 7
1909 - 1987 Ralph Thomas Stent

- Ralph married Florence Adelaide MARTIN (1908-) in 1932
- daughter of John Thomas MARTIN & Alice Wilson MUMBY

... 8
1910 - 1975 Grace Eveline Stent

- Grace married ? CARTER

I would like to know what happened to Charles Hazeldine
- was he this Charles Hazeldine?
30 May 1911 - HUNTLY
... Charles Hazeldine, a young man employed as a trucker with the Taupiri Coal Company, was brought before a Justice of Peace Court at Huntly yesterday and charged with having committed a crime on Saturday in a shop owned by Mrs J. V. Johnson. The accused reserved his defence and was committed to the Supreme Court for trial
11 Nov 1916 - WELLINGTON
... George Crowther, John Birch, Hector McLean and Charles Hazeldine, who were recently found guilty of attempting to break out of the Terrace gaol, and for violently assaulting the warder, were to-day each sentenced with hard labor. The three first-named were declared habitual criminals


I have also found 2 STENT boys who were sons of a James Stent, but obviosuly not the above James as they enlisted in 1902 - too old to be his children:

ARTHUR JOHN STENT
ID: 3600
CONTINGENT: eighth
UNIT: North Island Regiment - B Squadron
SHIP: Surrey 1
DATE: 1st February 1902
RANK: Private
OCCUPATION: Farm Labourer
ADRESS: Pemberton, Feilding, Manawatu
NEXT OF KIN: Father - Mr. James Stent
NEXT OF KIN ADDRESS: Same
REGISTRATION No.: 5247

LOUIS JAMES STENT
ID: 3601
CONTINGENT: eighth
UNIT: North Island Regiment - B Squadron
SHIP: Surrey 1
DATE: 1st February 1902
RANK: Private
OCCUPATION: Labourer
ADDRESS: Pemberton, Feilding, Manawatu
NEXT OF KIN: Father - Mr. James Stent
NEXT OF KIN ADDRESS: Same
REGISTRATION No.: 5248

Can you please help with who these boys were
They were of the same area in Manawtau, New Zealand as the other Stents.
They enlisted on the same day into the same contingent, their ID numbers follow each other etc etc
I am sure they belong somewhere on the same tree as James Stent above

PHOTO
James Stent
(1853-1938) died in Ohingaiti

last updated 22-9-12


1 comment(s), latest 5 years, 8 months ago

Have you heard of Foschazel Hamilton ?

First name Foschazel - maiden name unknown - married to Robert Hamilton - on the 1841 census in Newfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland with her son Michael Hamilton born 1830 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland and daughter Margaret Hamilton born 1822.
By the 1851 census her and her daughter were not on the census with Robert and Michael.

A name like that should stand out for someone to recognise ...

descendants of Alexander RICHES 1815 - Devon UK to Taranaki & Manawatu

Mary Harriet HARRIS married Alexander RICHES in Devon 1836

A son, Alexander RICHES, was born 1834 in Devon
- he emigrated to New Zealand
- he married Emma HARRIS in 1874 in Wanganui
- she was 18, he was 40 they had 6 (known) children

- she was one of 12 children to Samuel Gregory HARRIS of Plymouth Devon and Mary Jane BROWN of Porstmouth, Hampshire.
-- they settled in New Plymouth

Emma's husband, Alexander, died in 1910 and she remarried in 1926 to
James LOMAX
- she was 70 he was 79
- she was also HIS second wife
- I would like to know who his first wife was

Emma and Alexander had 6 (known) children:

Alfred Gregory Riches 1875 - 1963
- married Elizabeth PETERSEN in Woodville when he was 23 and she was 17 - they had 9 (known) children
- Elizabeth died in 1923
- he next married her twin sister, Jensina PETERSEN, he was 49 she was 55
- the girls parents, Jens Kristian Pedersen and Madsen Elizabeth MARTIN were from Denmark and were early pioneers of Norsewood

Adeline Gertrude "ADA" Riches 1876 - 1957
- married George BOURNE born 1875 in Masterton

Alexander Riches 1878 - 1956
- married Helen Mabel CARRINGTON of Petone in Taumarunui in 1911

Florence Rosemond "ROSE" Riches 1880 - 1969
- married George Alexander COOPER 1876 - 1937 in 1897 in Taranaki
- he was born in Dunedin, died in Hamilton 32 years before Rose
- I would like to know his parents and siblings ??

Hariette Maude Mary Riches 1882 - 1966
- married Edwin Rainsford Farr MILLER 1880 - 1959 in Taumarunui in 1909

Henry Francis Lionel Riches 1886 - 1960
- married Ruby Fanny Elizabeth BUCHAN in 1920
- I would like her parents and sibling and any children Henry and Ruby may have had

5 comment(s), latest 5 years, 10 months ago

Stephen PILCHER, Wychling Kent to Wellington NZ 1840

Stephen Pilcher (1794-1865) was born in Wychling, Kent to Richard Pilcher & Annie 'Alice' Bone
* Stephen married Ann McPharlane (1790-1834) in Wychling in 1818

children of Stephen & Annie born in Kent
... 1 1818 - 1866 Bertha, aka Lucy, Pilcher
Bertha did not leave for NZ with her father in 1840. It appears it was about then that she married, in Kent, to Henry William Jones (1817-1892). They arrived into Perth, Australia on the 'William Jardine' 1 Aug 1852, with 6 children under 12 (added here as found). Henry was an assistant Warder, previously serving in the dreaded Millbank Prison
NOTE The 'William Jardine' left Plymouth on 3 May 1852 bound for the Swan River Colony. She carried the seventh of 37 shipments of male convicts destined for Western Australia. The voyage took 88 days and the 'William Jardine' arrived in Fremantle on 1 Aug 1852 with 102 passengers and 212 convicts. Of the 102 passengers, 95 were pensioner guards and their families, the number being made up of 29 pensioner guards, 23 wives, 19 sons and 24 daughters. The other 7 passengers have not been accounted for but were possibly cabin passengers or regular soldiers.
Bertha died 11 May 1866 aged 48 in Victoria and was buried at White Hills Cemetery close to Bendigo Creek. This may explain why her brother Stephen went to Victoria (he married there 1858)
their known children, born in Kent
1.1 1841 - 1928 Mary Ann Jones
* Mary married in 1861 in Collingwood, Victoria to Edwin Thomas Quick Frost (-1917)
the children of Mary & Edwin, born Sandhurst
1.2.1 1862 - 1863 Caroline Frost
1.2.2 1864 - 1923 Frederick Robert Frost
* Frederick married Eliza Catherine Organ in 1886
1.2.3 1866 - 1944 Henry 'Charles' Frost (death not verified)
1.2.4 1868 - 1949 Bertha Ann Frost
* Bertha married Alexander Ness in 1889
1.2.5 1870 - Caroline Mary Ann Frost
* Caroline married William McPherson in 1890
1.2.6 1872 - 1877 Ruth Mary Ann Frost
1.2.7 1873 - 1875 Edwin William Frost
1.2.8 1876 - William Edwin Frost
1.2.9 1879 - 1942 Alice Martha Frost
* Alice married Clarence James Dallimore in 1897
1.2.10 1882 - 1960 Ellen Mabel Frost
* Ellen married Albert Clack Short in 1901
Mary Ann died in Melbourne. Her children mentioned in this death notice
The Age, 24 Feb 1923
FROST — On the 20th February, at Melbourne Hospital, Frederick Robert, of 655 Mount Alexander-road, the dearly beloved husband of Eliza, and loving son of Mary Ann Frost; loving brother of Charlie, William, Bertha (Mrs Ness), Annie (Mrs W. M. McPherson), Alice (Mrs Dallimore), Nellie (Mrs Short); aged 58 years
* Mary Ann's death shows children's whereabouts
The Age, 29 Dec 1928
FROST - On the 26th December, at Melbourne, Mary Ann, relict of the late Edwin Frost, eldest daughter of the late W. H. Jones, produce merchant, Bendigo, loving mother of Frederick (deceased), Charles (Tasmania), Bertha (Mrs Ness), Annie (Mrs McPherson), William (W.A.), Alice (Mrs Dallimore), Ellen (Mrs Short), aged 88½ years. Private interment. So he gives His beloved sleep.
* Mary Ann's death details record her father as William Henry Jones & mother as Lucy Pilcher
1.2 1846 - 1917 William Robert Jones - died Melbourne

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... 2 1820 - 1891 George Pilcher
* George emigrated to NZ in April 1840 on the BOLTON, 4 months before his father
* George married Eleanor 'Helen' Harris (1820-1882) in 1842 in Wellington.
the 12 children of George & Eleanor
2.1 1844 - 1902 George Pilcher
* George married Sarah Nora Sullivan in Te Aute 1869
2.2 1845 - 1940 Mary Ann Pikcher
* Mary married Frederick Thomas Ulph in 1863
Taranaki Herald, 6 April 1870
The wife of Frederick Ulph, not having heard any tidings of him for nearly four years and having been informed that his friends do not know where he is, intends, if she does not hear from him at the expiration of two months from this date, to get married again - Mary Ann Ulph
* Mary next married married Samuel Davis Jarvis in 1871
2.3 1846 - 1926 William John Pilcher
* William married Mary Lucy Mason in Waikari, Canterbury 1877
2.4 1848 - 1931 James Alexander
* James married Elizabeth Harris in 1922
2.5 1950 - 1906 Alfred Pilcher
* Alfred married Emily 'Emma' Roberts in 1879
2.6 1852 - 1940 Nathaniel Pilcher
* Nathaniel married Elizabeth Withyman in 1874
2.7 1853 - 1871 Robert Pilcher
* Robert died aged 16
2.8 1855 - 1938 Stephen Pilcher
* Stephen married Janet Percy in Hamilton in 1888
2.9 1856 - 1930 Charlotte Ellen Pilcher
* Charlotte married Edward Pemberton in 1875
2.10 1858 - 1866 Alice Pilcher (twin)
* Alice died aged 8 in Napier
2.11 1858 - 1947 Frederick Pilcher (twin)
* Frederick married Annie Hitchings in 1925
2.12 1862 - 1930 Caroline Matilda Pilcher
* Caroline married James Smith Andrew in Havelock North 1881
* George & Eleanor died in Hawkes Bay

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... 3 1823 - ? Susan Pilcher
* Susan married George Rowland Cleggett (1820-) in 1844. They 'disappeared' from NZ by 1847
* Susan & George may have died in South Australia - researching

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... 4 1826 - 1830 Ann Pilcher
* Ann died aged 13 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England

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... 5 1829 - 1895 John George Pilcher
* John married Ellen Peck (1844-1906) in Lower Hutt in 1862 & had 13 children
* 3 of the children married SWAIN siblings, children of Henry SWAIN & Mary Elizabeth ROE
5.1 1864 - 1940 John Pilcher
* John married Ellen Elliott in Wellington 1891
5.2 1866 - 1944 William Pilcher
* William married Emily Ellen Swain in Lower Hutt 1890
5.3 1868 - 1954 Elizabeth Pilcher
* Elizabeth married George Henry Hodgetts (1863-1955) in 1913
5.4 1869 - 1935 Annie Pilcher
* Annie married Joseph Swain in Wellington 1891
5.5 1871 - 1892 Daniel Pilcher
* Daniel died aged 16 months
5.6 1873 - 1961 Emily Pilcher
* Emily married Walter William Mudgway in 1897
5.7 1874 - 1926 Caroline Pilcher
* Caroline married Samuel Swain in 1892
5.8 1876 - 1946 George Pilcher
* no spouse found
5.9 1879 - 1952 Frances Pilcher
* Frances married Edward Thomas Gilbert in 1900 in Lower Hutt
5.10 1881 - 1967 Henry Pilcher
* Henry married Sarah Jane Smith in Wellington 1903
5.11 1883 - 1884 Alfred David Pilcher
* Alfred died aged 14 months
5.12 1885 - 1957 Ellen Pilcher
* Ellen married Roy Watkins in 1906
5.13 1888 - 1965 Charles Frederick Pilcher
* Charles married Emily Caroline 'Emmie' England in 1911

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... 6 1832 - 1929 Stephen Pilcher
* Stephen married Mary Jane Rowe in Victoria, Australia in 1858 & had 12 children near Bendigo.
the children of Stephen & Mary
6.1 1859 - 1902 George Pilcher
* George married Annie Julia Mudge in July 1888
6.2 1861 - 1929 William Thomas Pilcher
* William married Jane Kellow in Jan 1888
6.3 1862 - 1941 Elizabeth Ann Pilcher
* Elizabeth married Robert Lewis in July 1888 (same day as brother George)
6.4 1864 - 1955 Emma Pilcher
* Emma married Walter Nathaniel Valentine in 1888. Son of Emily Hook & Nathaniel Valentine & grandson of Bennett Mather Hook, who was also Emma's grandmother
6.5 1866 - 1935 Selina Pilcher
* Selina married Molesworth Jeffery in 1893, a brother of Walter Jeffrey, who married Selina's sister Ellen
6.6 1868 - 1932 Alfred Pilcher
* Alfred married Jane Peatling in 1897. One of their sons, Alfred Stephen Pilcher married Irene Pilcher, a daughter of Alfred's brother, Stephen John Pilcher (see 6.9)
6.7 1871 - 1938 Ellen Matilda Pilcher
* Ellen married Walter Jeffrey in 1899, a brother of Molesworth Jeffery, who married Ellen's sister Selina
6.8 1873 - 1933 Mary Jane Pilcher
* Mary married John Young in 1901
6.9 1877 - 1952 Stephen John Pilcher
* Stephen married Mary Ellen Steen in 1906 (see 6.6)
6.101878 - 1948 Albert Ambrose Pilcher
* Albert married Frances Steen in 1907, a brother of Mary Ellen Steen who married Albert's brother Stephen
6.11 1881 - 1923 Frederick Arthur Pilcher
* Frederick married Alice Maud Newcombe in 1910
6.12 1884 - 1966 Florence Rachel Pilcher
* Frances married Donald Chisholm in 1921
* birthdays in Mary & Stephen's house would have been hectic, they were:
* 8 Feb
5 weeks later - 19 March
10 days later - 29 March
17 weeks later - 29 July
9 days later - 7 Aug
next day - 8 Aug
9 weeks later - 11 Oct
6 days later - 17 Oct
6 days later - 23 Oct
5 days later - 28 Oct
7 weeks later - 14 Dec
7 days later - 21 Dec

Ann Pilcher died 3 years after the birth of Stephen
Five years after Ann died and 4 months after son George, Stephen Pilcher emigrated to New Zealand with 3 children, Susan 17, Stephen 11, and John 8, arriving on the COROMANDEL in August 1840, a journey of 8 months as they stopped in Sydney for some time. He met his second wife Bennett Hook, on the ship, she was a widow, travelling with her 3 children.
A daughter to Stephen and Bennett
... 7 1840 - 1854 Sarah Annis Pilcher was conceived during the voyage and born 2 months after arrival in Wellington. Sarah died 2 Oct 1854, aged 14, drowned in a boating accident with her 8 year old brother Samuel

Two years later, on 1 July 1844, Stephen married Bennett Mather Hook (1809-1865) in Wellington
Bennett's 3 children were
* 1827 - 1921 Rachael Hook
* Rachael married James Taylor
* 1834 - 1875 Emily Hook
* Emily married Nathaniel Valentine
* 1835 - 1928 Friend Hook
* Friend married Martha Morgan

Stephen and Bennett had another 6 children in the Wellington area:
... 8 1843 - 1893 Annie Reynolds Pilcher
* Annie married William Henry Poad (1843-1889) 9 Sep 1865 in Lower Hutt & had 10 known children. They died in Feilding
the children of Annie & William
8.1 1866 - 1956 William Henry Poad
* William married Jean Fraser in 1891
8.2 1868 - 1947 Alice Isabel Poad
* Alice married Hart Udy (1857-1934) in 1891. Hart was a NZ All Black, playing as a member in the 1884 side to Australia. His club was the Greytown Club which was in the Wellington Union area (he had finished his career before Wairarapa Union began). He was a Wellington selector during 1884-85
8.3 1879 - 1923 Thomas Owen Poad
* Thomas married Ellen Cordelia James in 1896
8.4 1872 - 1962 Annie Runnalls Poad
* Annie married Sidney Septimus Ratliff in 1894
8.5 1875 - 1966 Emily Poad
* Emily married Ernest Goutnour Rice in 1905
8.6 1877 - 1969 Amelia May Poad
* Amelia married George Arthur Jenness in 1900
8.7 1879 - 1955 Herbert John Poad
* Herbert married Kathleen Evans (1879-1924) in 1903
* Herbert next married Mary Jane Carson in 1926
8.8 1881 - 1968 Burnett Fletcher Poad
* Burnett married Elizabeth Hill (1877-1927) in 1915
* Burnett next married Annie Swankie in 1929
8.9 1884 - 1960 Katie Maud Poad
* Katie married Edward John Haigh in 1909
8.10 1886 - 1957 Walter Nathaniel Poad
* Walter married Mary Alice Bryan

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... 9 1846 - 1854 Samuel Pilcher
* Samuel died 2 Oct 1854, aged 8, drowned in a boating accident with his 14 year old sister Sarah

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... 10 1848 - 1941 Elizabeth Pilcher
* Elizabeth married Francis Clarence Greer (1838-1917) 24 April 1866 in Wellington & had 14 children. Francis died in Tawa, Elizabeth died in Otaki
the children of Elizabeth & Francis
10.1 1866 - 1888 Eliza Isabella 'Bella' Greer
* Bella died aged 21 in Wellington
10.2 1867 - 1945 Francis Herbert Greer
* Francis married Madeline Amor Davis in 1897
10.3 1868 - 1937 Janet Agnes Greer
* Janet married William John Lammerton Styles in 1893
10.4 1871 - 1874 Agnes Elizabeth Greer
* Agnes died aged 3
10.5 1873(Jan) - 1963 Arthur Oswald Greer
* Arthur married Mabel 'Dolly' Robinson in 1904
10.6 1873(Nov) - 1958 Adeline Helena 'Ada' Greer
* Adeline married Alfred William Whitehouse in 1898
10.7 1877 - 1951 Samuel Johnston Greer
* Samuel married Margaret Cornelia Amyes in Petone 1920
10.8 1879 - 1948 Donald Lowery Greer
* Donald married Mabel Alice Reid in 1913
10.9 1881 - 1945 Ernest Greer
* Ernest married Elizabeth Lilian Anderson in 1913
10.10 1882 - 1953 Charles Edward Greer
* Charles married Annie Stanley in 1910
10.11 1883 - 1979 Eustace Ernest Greer
* Eustace married Lenora Mexted in 1912
10.12 1885 - 1965 Gerald Randolph Greer
* Gerald married Olive Oliver in 1909
10.13 1888 - 1964 Oscar Randall Greer
* Oscar married Nora Eliza Proebstel in 1918
10.14 1891 - 1979 Irene Constance Greer
* Irene married Arthur Wilson in 1919

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... 11 1851 - 1933 Edward Pilcher
* Edward married Rose Churcher in Feilding in 1876 and had 12 children
the children of Edward & Rose
11.1 1878 - 1949 William George Edward Pilcher
* William married Deborah Louisa Robinson, xmas day 1901
11.2 1880 - 1962 John Albert Reece Pilcher
* John married Flora Tappin in 1912
11.31882 - 1973 Elizabeth Bennett Pilcher
* Elizabeth married James Alfred Robinson in 1904
11.41884 - 1918 Harriet Lily Pilcher
* Harriett married John Stanton Guilford in 1905
11.5 1886 - 1970 Margaret Florence Pilcher
Margaret married Robert William Binnie Evans in 1904
11.6 1888 - 1918 Charles Stephen Pilcher
* Charles married Hazel Dorothy Goodman 12 Jan 1916. He was killed in action 26 March 1918 at Somme, France. Hazel next married James McKay in 1919
11.7 1890 - 1970 Olive Pilcher
* Olive married Usher Beere Miles in 1912
11.8 1892 - 1962 Myrtle Pilcher
* Myrtle married Albert Stanley Chamberlain in 1913
11.9 1894 - 1962 George Pilcher
* George married Lydia May Sandbrook in 1922
11.10 1896 - 2003 Ivy Winifred Pilcher
* Ivy married John Murdoch McKenzie (1892-1916) in 1915. John was died of his wounds in France 19 Oct 1916. Ivy gave birth to their son, John Murdoch Thomas McKenzie, 11 weeks later
* Ivy next married John Gardner Speirs in 1919
11.11 1897 - 1962 Alberta Isabel Pilcher
* Alberta married Frederick Edmund Mills in 1920
11.12 1899 - 1899 Kenneth Pilcher
* Kenneth died aged 10 months in Makino

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... 12 1853 - 1943 Harriet Pilcher
* Harriet married Charles Edgar Hollard (1849-1817) 21 June 1872 in Wellington & had 3 known children. They died in Lower Hutt and buried Taita
the children of Harriet & Charles
12.1 1880 - 1950 Charles Edgar Hollard
* Charles married Leila Ada Knight in 1902
12.2 1884 - 1967 Myrtle Harriet Hollard
* Myrtle married Edward Johnson in 1904
12.3 Ivy Ella Holalrd
* Ivy married Hugh Fraser Ayson in 1906

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... 13 1855 - 1929 Caroline 'Carrie' Pilcher
* Caroline married George Satherley 9 April 1877 in Sanson & had 9 children, including a set of twins. They died in Foxton
the children of Caroline & George
13.1 1878 - 1968 Edith Maud Satherley
* Edith married Gilbert John Perreau in 1903
13.2 1880 - 1962 Harry William Satherley
* Harry married Sarah Jane Cooke in 1906
13.3 1884 - 1978 Agnes Mary Satherley
* Agnes married William Joseph Fullam in 1905
13.4 1887 - 1976 (twin) Clifton Walter Satherley
* Clifton married Jennie Hutchinson in 1912
13.5 1887 - 1984 Alice Kate (twin) Satherley
* Alice married George Henry King in 1915
13.6 1891 - 1986 Mary Myrtle Satherley
* Mary married Benjamin Taui Woods in 1919
13.7 1893 - 1974 Annie Ivy Satherley
* Annie married Alfred Augustus Cook in 1912
13.8 1896 - 1957 Caroline Polly Satherley
* Caroline married David John Hutchinson in 1931
13.9 1897 - 1982 Margaret May 'Maggie' Satherley
* Maggie married Edward John Colson in 1915

5 comment(s), latest 3 months, 1 week ago

Mariner Tucker HOLM & Grace Eileen THOMPSON - buried Taita New Zealand

In PLOT 57 at Christ Church Taita Cemetery New Zealand is Captain Mariner Tucker HOLM (1894-1972) & his wife Grace Eileen (nee THOMPSON) (1903-1973)

Mariner and Grace married 26 February 1929

Mariner was a son of Pehr Ferdinand Holm, master mariner from Sweden, who was also a son of a master mariner, Johan HOLM and Brita Christina JANSDOTTER
Ferdinand and his wife, Mary Alexander CALLAN were married at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington in 1870

Mariner Tucker was one of their 4 sons & 5 daughters
- He was named after his fahter's barque the Genevie M. Tucker in which he traded as far afield as Madagascar and Mauritius.

Ferdinand's interesting biography can be read here
Pehr Ferdinand Holm


From the EVENING POST, 11 August 1916
... Mr Marine Holm, son of Captain F. Holm, of Wellington, who went to England some months ago to offer his services to the Admiralty, has been gazetted a first lieutenant of H.M.S. Ascot, one of the big Admiralty minesweepers


From the EVENING POST, 31 March 1917
DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN SEAFARER - CAPTAIN F. HOLM
... One of the best-known and most popular shipping men in the Dominion, Captain Ferdinand Holm, died at Wellington last night; aged 73 years. Deceased, who had been confined to his bed for the last three weeks, had a relapse yesterday.
Captain Holm was born at Stockholm. He took up the seafaring life when he was fourteen years of age, and was afterwards placed in charge of a small schooner belonging to his father and trading on the Swedish lakes.
He came out to Australia before the mast in a sailing ship called 'Queen of the North'. This was about the year 1865, and the gold rush was then on in Victoria. He left the sea temporarily to try his luck on the goldfields. Later however, he again took up the seafaring life, and as a seaman joined the 'Annie Melhuish', a barque owned by the late Captain W. Williams, of Wellington. Afterwards, he joined the New Zealand Government steamer 'Sturt', under Captain FAIRCHILD. The Sturt was then running during the excitement of the Maori War.
He acted as pilot at Wellington later, an his first command was the barque 'Ladybird'. He was also in charge of the 'Gleaner', and the intercolonial ships 'Sea Ripple', 'Malay', 'Neptune', 'Kentish Lass', 'G. M. Tucker' and 'Frowning Beauty'.
Then he became owner of the well-known barque 'Helen Denny', after which he commanded the 'Holmdale', and later went Home and brought out the steamer 'Ennerdale' for the Maoriland Steamship Company.
Following on this he took charge of the same company's largest stearer, 'Lauderdale' (now the Union Company's 'Kokiri').
On severing his connection with this company, he went to England and brought out the steamer 'John' for himself and his sons. Later he assumed command of the sailing ship 'Titania', but that vessel was accidentally wrecked at New Caledonia owing to the lights being extinguished there. This meant a serious loss to Captain Holm, as he was the principal owner.
The late Captain Holm leaves a widow and a grown-up family.
* Captain Sydney Holm, his eldest son, resides at Wanganui, where he has acted as agent of the 'John'.
* Another son, who has been chief engineer of the 'John', recently went into camp
* and the third son, Mariner Holm, proceeded to England some months ago and joined the British Navy


From the FEILDING STAR, 10 May 1917
... Lieut. Mariner Holm, whose name appears in the ballot list, left Wellington 18 months ago to join the Royal Navy. He was appointed to one of his Majesty's ships, and has been on active service ever since


From the EVENING POST, 11 June 1917
... Advice has been receive in Wellington that Lieut. Mariner Holm, of Wellington, son of the late Captain F. Holm, has received his full lieutenancy in the Navy. He is only 24 years of age






a big thank you to annesfam, daughter of Mariner & Grace, for her message
Subject: Grace Holm (nee Thompson)
To: ngairedith
From: annesfam
Date: 2012-01-16 00:27:08

... Grace Holm is the direct descendant of Mary Jane Mabey and James Harris the first couple married at Christ Church. It is because of her and not my father as to why they are buried there. My father wished to be buried with my mother and, although he died first he wanted to be where she wished to be buried.
I don't really think the information about my grandfather Ferdinand Holm (he was never referred to as Pehr) is really relevant to Christ Church.
It should be about my mother and father's contribution to NZ - which was major.
I also note in another place my father is called Tucker Holm. Tucker was his middle name - Mariner was his first Christian name.

Mariner travelled the world many, many times not just to Madagascar. He was one of only eight Cape Horners alive in the world when he died and in WW1 was a commander for the British Navy in charge of one of the largest flotilla of mine sweepers in the North Sea.

the totara to build the chuch was supplied by John Ings Daysh - taken by bullock trail to the sawmill of Abraham Harris' farm (where the Taita railway station now is) who pitsawed it in his sawmill for free. The totara was given free also.



Looking forward to hearing from annesfam again and that she contributes more information about her parents.
Will be added as soon as received





the photo of CHRIST CHURCH TAITA - taken 1971
from the original newspaper cutting in my possession


1 comment(s), latest 6 years, 4 months ago

JOHN COLEY - Nelson, New Zealand 1849

There was a John COLEY in Nelson, New Zealand in 1849 ...

I cannot find anything about John, which ship he arrived on, the date, his family, his career -
if you can help add some info for him please leave a comment.

Frank Hamilton McIlwraith - Taita, New Zealand

Frank Hamilton McILWRAITH is buried alone in Plot 140 of Christ Church Taita Cemetery ..

Do you know ANYTHING about him:
Where he was born, who he married, any children, his career etc etc

Atlantic English THOMSEN + Charles PECK + Archibald Albert BOSWELL

Alexandria Thomsen was aka Atlantic English Thomas. She was born 14 December 1870 on board the England which departed Gravesend on the 3 Dec, 1870 and arrived in Wellington on the 19 March 1871

Alexandria married 18 April 1889 to Charles Peck
- 1st born of 11 children of Charles PECK and Annie GASKIN
He was born in Lower Hutt 1863 and died in Palmerston North 1958

they had 6 known children (see link)

They separated and she then 'married' Archibald Albert Boswell (1883-1969)
- he was born in Auckland 1883, 1 of 12 children to Charles Llewellyn Boswell and Annie Elizabeth White

6 comment(s), latest 4 years, 12 months ago