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George Wilsden McRAE County Clare - settler of Nelson 1850

If you are researching George McRae of Nelson PLEASE NOTE that there was another George McRae in Nelson at the same time as this George, some of his children having the same names as this George, both families were even involved with race horses.
So it would pay to visit this site for explainations as extensive research has been done to differentiate between the two

The George Wilsden McRae this journal is about was from County Clare, Ireland
- (the other George was from Blairich, Scotland)
- 'our' George emigrated to New Zealand on the LADY NUGENT in 1850, 8 years later than the other George. He was 11 years old & was with his parents, William McRAE (1802-1867) & Sarah Burns (nee CORRIE/CURRIE 1805-1879) and 2 siblings, Kate aged 9 and Roderick aged 7

His father William owned GLENS OF TEKOE sheep station in Amuri district - the above link (downloads 5.49MB) is a brilliantly descriptive site with photos, paintings and stories on the Mandamus, which was the original name of the Glen of Tekoe and surrounding districts. It also has poems by Shona McRae
It is the story of the life of William McRae, his sons and descendents and the property with photos and even the station diaries and account books from 1863 which record, that in 1886, Stanley Fowler commenced as head shepherd with a salary of 80 per year ($13,618 in 2009) to be found in flour and mutton only until 1890-91 when he received a rise, as head shepherd in the cottage, with firewood also provided ...
- their home was built in Home Gully near the Blue Rock and Silver Brook Streams and was occupied for 2 years before the sod homestead was built
William, along with his sons George Wildsen and Roderick, built the second house of sod in 1859. It is now a registered historic building. The third homestead built in 1865 is still lived in today and is also a registered historic building

* George was one of the 1st pupils at Nelson College for boys which opened on the 7th April 1856 (the day before his 18th birthday) with eight students. It`s premises were in Trafalgar Square, Nelson, but shortly thereafter moved to a site in Manuka Street. In 1861, the school moved again to its current site in Waimea Road.

George was
* a Justice of the Peace
- he was CHAIRMAN of:
* the Amuri County Council and Road Board
* the Hurunui Rabbit Board
* the Council of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association
* the Hurunui and Culverden Racing Clubs
* the Canterbury and Northern Coursing Clubs

George married Mary MOORE in Nelson in 1868 when he was 30 and she was 22
- Mary was one of 10 known children of Daniel MOORE of Mirfield, Kirkless, West Yorkshire & Helen ALEXANDER of Dundee, Angus, Scotland (they were also early settlers of Nelson)

George and Mary had 10 (known) children:
... 1
1870 - 1960 Sarah Helen McRae
- born 23 September 1870 Huranui River, Amuri, Canterbury
- she married Alexander McFARLANE (1863-1913) 27 Oct 1896 Tekoa, Marlborough
- a son of John McFARLANE & Catherine CAMERON
- no children
- they owned a sheepstation in Cheviot (reportedly first to have electricity in NZ)
SARAH died in 1960 aged 80

... 2
1873 - 1958 Kate Mary McRae
- born 25 April 1873 in Richmond, Nelson
- she married John DAMPIER-CROSSLEY (1873-1913) 19 April 1900 in Nelson
- their known children:
* 1901 - 1935 Croslegh Dampier-Crossley (drowned Hurunui River)
* 1907 - 1992 Wilsden Dampier-Crossley
* 1908 - 2004 Shona Dampier-Crossley
KATE died in 1969 aged 96
NOTE Kate`s granddaughter, Mary Ethel McRae, (of son Croslegh) married William Wilsden McRae, her brother George`s son


... 3
1874 - 1961 William Wilsden McRae
- born 18 May 1874
- he married Mary Ethel DAMPIER-CROSSLEY (1874-1949) 25 April 1900 Woodend, Canterbury
- their known children:
* 1901 - Mary Maud McRae
* 1903 - 1979 Helen Dampier McRae
* 1905 - 1949 Jean Palin McRae
* 1908 - 1960 William Dampier McRae
* 1911 - 1998 Cara McRae
WILLIAM died in 1961 aged 87

... 4
1879 - 1960 Georgina Alice Constance McRae
- married William Barr SCOTT (1863-1908) in 1899
- their known children:
* 1900 - 1988 George Douglas Scott
* 1901 - 1979 Elva Mary Scott
* 1903 - 1961 Barbara McRae Scott
* 1905 - 1985 John Herbert Scott
* 1908 - 1919 Constance Sheilah Scott
GEORGINA died in 1960 aged 81

... 5
1881 - 1970 Roderica Maud "Curl" McRae
- no spouse found
RODERICA died in 1970 age 89

... 6
1882 - 1958 George Richmond "Budge" McRae
- married Kathleen Isobel RUSSELL (1886-1955) in 1914
- Farmed "Island Hills" 1911 - 1928 & moved to Dannervirke
- their known children:
* 1915 - 2002 Russell Richmond McRae
* 1917 - 1996 George Alexander McRae
* 1918 - 2000 Ian McRae
* 1920 - Nancy Sare McRae
* 1922 - 1924 Kathleen Mary McRae
* 1924 - 2000 Ada Doris McRae
* 1927 - 2010 Stuart Wilsden McRae
* 1929 - 1995 John Raymond McRae
* 1932 - 1935 Derek Pritchard McRae
GEORGE died 12 Nov 1958 aged 76 & buried Mangatera

... 7
1884 - 1966 Violet McRae
- no spouse found
VIOLET died in 1966 aged 82

... 8
1884 - 1884 Herbert McRae
HERBERT died in 1884 at Tekoe, Nelson, age not recorded

... 9
1886 - 1886 John Roderick McRae
JOHN died in 1886 at Tekoe, Nelson aged 2 months

... 10
1888 - 1888 Mary McRae
MARY died in 1888 at Tekoe, Nelson, aged 4 days


GEORGE WILSDEN McRAE died 13 Sep 1897 aged 59
MARY McRAE died 18 Nov 1918 in Christchurch aged 72
- they are buried at Waiau Cemetery, Nelson

NOTES
* William McRae, along with his sons George Wildsen and Roderick, built the second house of sod in 1859 AT hOME gULLY. It is now a registered historic building. The third homestead built in 1865 is still lived in today and is also a registered historic building

* In a report by Professor Hutton on the earthquake in the Amuri (pdf file) which took place 1st September 1888 he reports (32 pages) to the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury that "the earthquake was felt from Invercargill in the south to New Plymouth and Masterton in the north, a distance of about 600 miles, but was most severe in the neighbourhood of the Hamner Springs.
The shock commenced soon after 4am with a rumbling noise and slight shakes for a second or two followed by the main shock lasting from forty to sixty seconds or even more in some places.
... it was followed with the next quarter of an hour by two much smaller quakes. All Saturday, Sunday and Monday the ground at Hamner Springs was quivering.

DAMAGE DONE TO BUILDINGS at AMURI DISTRICT
GLYNN WYE - The manager's home, a wooden building, was pushed several degrees out of the perpendicular to the east and the chimneys were thrown down. The men's cottage, also wood, was shifted bodily 15in to the north. The woodshed was also damaged. It will be seen that Glynn Wye appears to have sustained the greatest shock. It is the only place where wooden houses have been wrenched out of shape. The epicentre would probably be somewhere to the west of the meridian of Glynn Wye and Mr O. Thompson, the manager, says that the shock passed to the eastward down the valley with a hoarse crashing sound which gradually died away in the distance, while things were quiet at the place where he stood.
HOPEFIELD - Chimneys thrown down and roof twisted out of shape
JONES, WAIAU STATION - Woolshed and house badly damaged. Mens cob hut destroyed. A shepherd who was in Jones's hut in the Upper Hope, also reported that dead branches were shaken from the trees and it appears that many dead trees were also broken off about 10t from the ground, some at least a foot in diameter. In some places near here green trees 25ft t 30ft in height have been torn up by the roots
WOODBANK - Partly brick and partly wood. The brick portion, which was very old, had two walls thrown down. The wooden building was not much damaged but shifted bodily 2in to the east. The chimney fell to the west. A concrete chimney between the two parts of the house was broken off at the roof and the upper portion was thrown upwards and fell to the east. A cob hut has the south-west corner knocked out; the west end would have fallen but was held up
HOT SPRINGS - No damage was done; but the only chimney is low and of concrete
JACKS'S PASS HOTEL - No damage done and very little breakage of glass
ST JAMES - Chimney-tops fell on earthquake of the 38th September; but it is thought that they were cracked through by the shock of the 1st September but did not then fall
JOLLIES PASS HOTEL - No damage done and very little breakage of glass
ST HELENS - The three chimneys were thrown down. They fell in different directions. Hams were thrown off hooks and also a birdcage
FERRY HOTEL, Upper Waiau-ua (sc) - This is an old cob building but it was not much damaged
TEKOE - A brick house. The upper portions of the walls fell, it is thought because they were not so well built as the lower portions. Noises like the falling of avalanches or the firing of cannon were very frequent and loud on the Saturday and Sunday and were heard faintly for many months before the quake. More than 25 loud booms being counted within an hour after the first shock and these booms continued for two days... At Tekoa Station, on the Mandamus River, numerous and large blocks of the rock fell from the cliffs making a great noise. The earthquake wave spread for a distance of three hundred miles from the epicentre. It travelled at about 11 miles per minute. The size of the centrum we have no means of estimating. The conclusion that may be drawn from this statement of facts are1 - that, except in the neighbourhood of the centre of impulse, the only damage was to buildings put up with bad mortar or faulty in constructuin2 - that cob stands the shock better than brick or stone with bad mortar and 3 - that houses on alluvial gravels &c., suffered more pari passu, than those in solid rock

* SHONA McRAE (wife of William Dampier McRae of Tekoa, (George`s grandson, son of William Wilsden McRae), wrote a number of books. They are available at the Rangiora Public library and possibly elsewhere if you ask.
One of the them was entitled The GLENS of TEKOA first edition published in 1968


PHOTO
George Wilsden McRae
taken from "Old Colonists' (go to link)


John Smith FURNESS + Mary PATTERSON

John "Smith" FURNESS was a carpenter from Halifax, West Yorkshire
- son of William Cornswainer FOURNESS and Hannah KING

He emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

He married Mary PATTERSON in St Pauls Wellington in 1846
- Mary was a daughter of William and Ellen Patterson from London. She had emigrated with them and her siblings on the 'BIRMAN', also in 1842

Smith died in 1884 aged 59 by drowning in the Nelson Harbour
- he left a note

The children of SMITH & MARY

... 1
1846 - 1868 William Furness
- he died aged 22 in Wellington


... 2
1848 - 1894 Robert Cole Furness
- he was also a carpenter
- he married Sohpia Jane BILLS from Stepney Middlesex
- he died in Thorndon Wellington aged 46


... 3
1849 - John Edward Furness
- John died as an infant


... 4
1850 - 1926 Mary Furness
- she married Edwin Walter WOODHOUSE IN 1871
- she married John HOLMES in 1885
- she died in Wellington in 1926 aged 75


... 5
1852 - 1921 Smith James Furness
- he was the proprietor of the BLENHEIM EXPRESS (or Marlborough Express) newspaper in Marlborough
- In 1905 he was in court with a libel action - George Edwards v. S.J. Furness for a claim of 1000 damages for the publication of a paragraph reproducing from the "Mercantile Gazette" the notice of a mortgage of 250, transacted by the plaintiff.
The case took all day and when the jury returned it was a verdict of one farthing damages, each party to pay its own cost - In November of 2009, exactly 104 years later, that one farthing damages cost was worth about 35 cents!
- Smith married Emily Eva HOUGH in Nelson in 1870 & had 6 children
- he died in 1921 in Wellington aged 69


...6
1853 - 1953 Emma Furness
- Emma died aged 10 days


... 7
1856 - 1938 John Furness
- he married Helen/Ellen Louisa GREY in Wellington in 1877
- they had 4 known cildren in Wellington
- they later moved to Sydney, Australia
- John died in Newtown, Sydney in 1938 aged 81


... 8
1857 - 1906 Robert Henry Furness
- he was on the Wellington City Council
- he was married to Elizabetha Martha ASHBRIDGE in St Peters Church Wellington in 1881 by the Venerable Archdeacon Arthur Stock
- he died in Wellington in 1906 aged 49


... 9
1859 - 1936 Sarah Jane Furness
- she was married on Xmas Day 1876 to Samuel READ
- they had 8 children, 6 boys & 2 girls
- she died in 1936 aged 77


... 10
1863 - ? Albert George Furness
- nothing known about Albert


... 11
1867 - 1949 Arthur Edward Furness
- he married Miriam TOWNSEND in 1893
- Miriam died giving birth in Oct 1893
- he next married Margaret LOW in 1896
- he died in 1949 aged 82

William KENDRICK & Maria HUNT - Manawatu 1870s

William John KENDRICK was a son of James KENDRICK & Mary GOODER, immigrants from England to Wellington and Wanganui

William married Maria Eleanor HUNT in New Zealand in 1874

- their known children were:

1875 Sarah Maria Kendrick
- she married Robert Alexander Andrew HASTIE

1876 Mary Elizabeth Kendrick
- she married Martin ANSO
- Martin was from Abja-Paluoja, Viljandimaa, Estonia

1877 William James Kendrick
- he married Mary MATHER
- sister of James Mather who married his sister Ada

1879 Eleanor Kendrick
- she married Arthur John THEOBALD

1881 Charlotte Kendrick
- she married James Stewart SEAY

1883 Charles Kendrick
- he married Hannah Maria WALTON

1884 John Edward Kendrick
- he died in 1918 aged 34 (flu pandemic?)

1885 Maria Eleanor Kendrick
- she married Ernest GILBERT

1886 Olive Ann Kendrick
- she married James Henry SIMONS

1888 Eliza Kendrick
- she married John Saunders Leo RINDBERG

1889 Ada May Kendrick
- she married James MATHER
- brother of Mary Mather who married her brother William

1890 Stephen Alfred Kendrick
- he died aged 10 months

1892 Alfred Stephen Henry Kendrick
- he died in 1975 aged 82

1893 Edward John Kendrick
- he was killed in action in Havrincourt, France aged 25
- he is buried Bancourt

1896 David Kendrick
- he died in 1984 aged 87

1897 Lavinia Olga Kendrick
- she married Arthur CHAPMAN

Auckland, New Zealand rate payers 1866 and the value of their properties

The following are the names of the ratepayers in Auckland, New Zealand in November 1866
This shows some of the earliest settlers in that area

Their properties were valued for the amount of rates payable

The list is:
VALUE of PORPERTY + ANNUAL RATE AMOUNT

(my calculation of value, as it would be in November 2009 using CPI calculations, is underneath selected names)

ABSOLUM, William (Otahuhu) 810 - 1 13s 9d
- $76,785 - $107
ANDREWS, H.S. - 1,214 - 2 10s 7d

BADLEY Robert, 2,719 - 5 13s 3d
BOWDEN, 3,066 - 6 7s 9d
- $290,645 - $635
BROWN & CAMPBELL, 3,550 - 7 7s 11d
BUCHANAN William, 328 - 13s 8d
BUCKLAND, Alfred, 3,211 - 6 13s 9d

CONDER, Joseph, 195 - 8s 1d
COOPER Edward, 1,534 - 3 3s 11d

DALTON Thomas, 270 - 11s 2d
- $19,907 - $1.60
DOUGLAS, 1,494 - 3 2s 3d

ELLET James, 1,845 - 3 16s 10d

FARMER Robert, 2,153 - 4 9s 8d
FLEMING Mathew, 2,738 - 5 14s 1d
FLEMING Samuel, 1,224 - 2 11s

GIBSON John, 1,989 - 4 2s 10d
GORDON Captain, 1,134 - 2 7s 3d
GREENWOOD, 126 - 5s 3d
- $1,809

HALL John, 922 - 1 18s 5d
HALL Robert, 3,085 - 6 8s 6d
HALL William, 3,213 - 6 13s 10d
HAWKE George, 792 - 1 13s
- $75,078 - $104
HENWOOD Thomas, 1,800 - 3 15s
HOBSON & JOHNSON, 594 - 1 4s 9d

KILGOUR Thomas, 477 - 19s

McLAUGHLIN John, 1,040 - 2 3s 4d
McMANUS Hugh, 1,404 - 2 18s 5d
McMILLAN Colin, 990 - 2 1s 3d
MURPHY Mathew, 278 - 11s 7d

NEWMAN Joseph, 5,670 - 11 16s 3d
NICHOLLS William, 1,900 - 3 15s

RAE William, 178 - 7s 5d
ROBERTSON David, 6,583 - 13 14s 4d
- $624,043 - $1,245
ROBERTSON James, 5,400 - 11 5s
ROBERTSON Robert, 3,814 - 7 18s 11d
ROBINSON John, 450 - 18s 9d
- $43,072
RUNCIMAN James, 8,489 - 17 13s 8d
RUNCIMAN Robert, 2,754 - 5 14s 9d

SCHOLES John, 180 - 7s 6d
SCOTT John, 8,199 - 17 1s 7d
SHEPHERD T & C, 10,466 - 21 16s 1d
- $1,001,771 - $2,025
SHEPHERD Thomas, sen 99 - 4s 1d
SMITH Jonas, 900 - 1 17s 6d

TICKLEPENNY Samuel, 1,305 - 2 14s 4d
TUCK James, 1,458 - 3 0s 9d
TWIDLE George, 2,852 - 5 18s 10d

VERCOE H. W., 10,494 - 21 17s 3d
VERCOE Joseph, 4,446 - 9 5s 3d

WALLACE Archibald, 3,759 - 7 16s 7d
WALLACE Gavin S, 948 - 1 19s 6d
- $90,739 - $113.90

WALLACE James, 4,568 - 9 10s 4d
WALLACE John, 3,402 - 7 1s 9d
WALLACE Robert, 1,772 - 3 13s 10d
WALMSLEY James, 1,215 - 2 10s 7d
WALTERS William, 16,118 - 33 11s 6d
WESTNEY William, 1,728 - 3 12s

family of David James MABEY & Esther DAYSH - Taita New Zealand

David James MABEY was born in Taita in 1843
- he married Esther DAYSH in 1865
- David was killed in a ploughing accident aged 35

the children of David and Esther were:

George Henry Mabey 1868-1877
- he drowned in the Hutt River when he was 8

James Richmond Mabey 1870-1965
- he married Frances YORK
- James died in Motueka ged 94

Annie Mabey 1871-1904
- she married Charles ASHTON
- Annie died in Taita aged 33
- Charles remarried to Elizabeth WILSON

Elizabeth Mabey 1872-1960
- she married Charles ELLIOT
- Charles was a son of Edward Elliot & Mary Ann PECK
- Elizabeth died in Featherston aged 87

Robert Thomas Mabey 1873-1945
- he married Mary KNIGHT
- he died in Woodville aged 71

Ellen Mabey 1876-1963
- she married Jmes Alfred SHORT
- she died in Karori, Wellington aged 87

George Henry Mabey 1877-1877
- he died aged 9 months in Taita

Sydney MASON + Mary Anne PARKER - England, Picton, Wellington

Sydney MASON was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire in 1827
- he died in Wellington in 1864 aged 37
- he married Mary Anne PARKER in 1847

Anne Parker was from Kent, England a daughter of Edward Parker and Ruth EVANS
- she died in 1894 aged 66

Sydney and Mary Anne's daughter Jane Elizabeth Mason married William ANNISS in Karori, Wellington in 1872
- William's parents were Freeman ANNISS and Millicent VYE

- Jane and William were settlers at Burkes Pass Mackenzie Country
- thier children were:

Annie Maud Anniss who married Malcom KERR
- Malcolm was from Scotland, he died in the Waikato

May Anniss who died aged 3

Lillian Anniss who marred John McLEOD
- John was from the Island of Skye, he was the headmaster at Woodbury School

Percy John Anniss who married Frances Minnie MARTIN
- Minnie was 1 of 11 children to Henry Thomas MARTIN & Sarah Kibbler MARSHALL

Frederick Herbert Anniss who married Mary MORONEY

Hild Rose Anniss who married Frederick BURROWS

Clarence Anniss who married Isabella REID

William Anniss who died aged 93

William ABSOLUM + Catherine LESLIE, Otahuhu 1860s

...... the family of
William ABSOLUM (1822-1900) of Berkshire England
...........and of
Catherine 'Kate' LESLIE (1833-1899) of County Sligio, Ireland

William Absolum was a sailor (especially whaling boats) and had been to New Zealand a number of times.
As he married in Auckland in 1850 he was a settler prior to that date ..

Catherine 'Kate' Leslie was a daughter of William LESLIE and Ann CORRIGAN of Ireland who emigrated into Auckland on the ANN, leaving Gravesend 5 Oct 1847, Belfast Xmas Day 1847, and arriving 18 May 1848

William and Kate married in Otahuhu in 1850 - making them very early settlers

Their children, all born in Otahuhu, were:
... 1
1851 - 1905 Sarah Anne Absolum
- married Henry James BELL in 1872
their known children:
* 1873 - Clara Elizabeth Bell
* 1876 - William James Bell
* 1878 - Walter Henry Bell
* 1880 - Harold Leslie Bell
* 1881 - Kate Bell
* 1884 - Alice Bell
* 1886 - Frank Norman Bell
* 1887 - Ernest Bell
SARAH ANNE Bell died in Mangapiko, Te Awamutu aged 54
- she is buried in Pirongia


... 2
1852 - 1852 Robert Absolum
- died an infant


... 3
1855 - 1924 Annie Absolum
- married John William SOMMER in 1884
their known children:
* 1891 - Carl William Leslie Sommer
- they moved to Sydney, Australia
ANNIE Sommer died in St Peters, Sydney 7 June 1924 aged 69


... 4
1857 - 1924 Abraham Absolum
- married Georgina BAKER in 1882
their known children:
* 1887 - Harry Hunt Absolum (+ Eileen Annie Perrin Owens)
* 1889 - 1952 Adelaide Margaret Absolum (+ William Platt)
* 1892 - 1985 Dorothy Georgina Absolum (+ Benjamin Bousfield Creagh)
ABRAHAM Absolum died in Otahuhu 19 June 1924 aged 67


... 5
1859 - 1945 William Absolum
- married Mary HASLETT in 1887
their known children:
* 1889 - Walter Russell Absolum
* 1893 - 1973 William Leonard Absolum
* 1899 - 1985 Nellie Mildred Absolum (+ Frank Leslie Kneebone)
WILLIAM Absolum died in Otahuhu 7 October 1945 aged 86


... 6
1862 - 1940 Kate Absolum
- married John HUNT in 1882
their known children:
* 1891 - Henry Farley Hunt
* 1893 - Marjorie Christina Hunt
* 1897 - Marianne Yvonne Hunt
* 1901 - Farley John Hunt
KATE Hunt died 1940 aged 78


... 7
1864 - 1933 Robert Leslie Absolum
- married Charlotte Mary HUXTABLE in 1884
- daughter of John Reid Huxtable & Charlotte Mary JEWILL
their known children:
* 1885 - 1957 Reginald Oswald Absolum
* 1887 - 1943 Olive Kate Absolum
* 1889 - 1890 Fanny Gertrude Absolum (aged 11 months)
* 1890 - 1959 William John Absolum
* 1893 - 1974 Hilda Gertrude Absolum
* 1900 - 1924 Alice Roberta Absolum
* 1902 - 1953 Rita Leslie Absolum
* 1905 - 1987 Clarice Elva Absolum
* 1908 - 109 Elsie Jewel Absolum (aged 3 months)
ROBERT LESLIE Absolum died in Otahuhu 19 December 1933 aged 69


... 8
1867 - 1960 George Latimer Absolum
- married Ida Violet LENNARD in 1903
their known children:
* 1906 - Ida Absolum
* 1908 - Iris Tangiwai Absolum
* 1910 - John Lennard Absolum
GEORGE LATIMER Absolum died 7 June 1960 in Otahuhu aged 93


... 9
1868 - 1869 Fanny Gertrude Absolum
FANNY GERTRUDE Absolum died in Otahuhu 12 April 1869 aged 9 months


... 10
1870 - 1920 Walter Ernest Absolum
- married Kathleen Agaha GILLIES in 1898
their known children:
* 1899 - 1969 Leslie Hubert Absolum
* 1901 - Kathleen Marjorie Mary Absolum
* 1903 - 1980 Walter Ernest Absolum
* 1906 - 1996 Raymond Gillies Absolum
WALTER ERNEST Absolum died aged 2 weeks from 50


... 11
1872 - 1955 Nellie Christina Absolum
- married Harry Woodward WILLIAMS in 1901
NELLIE CHRISTINA Williams died 11 October 1955 aged 82


... 12
1875 - 1963 Hubert Graham Absolum
- married Violet Beatrice May BENSON in 1911
HUBERT GRAHAM Absolum died 23 March 1963 in Papakura aged 88

TIMELINE
DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 8th February 1859
IMPOUNDED at the Public Pound Otahuhu, by W. Absolum, for trespass in his Grass Paddock at Otahuhu, 1 Yellow Poley Cow, Grey Face, White Belly. Branded EL off ribbs, R (in diamond) near Rump x near Ribs. Owner unknown. No damages claimed. If not claimed within 11 days after the date of this notice, application will be made to a Justice of the Peace for an order for the Sale of the above mentioned Cow, agreeably to the provisions of the Impounding Act, 1856J. HALL, Pound Keeper

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 27 August 1862
10s REWARD
STRAYED, from Flat Bush, and last seen at Scotch Church, four EWES and three LAMBS - Apply to MR ABSOLUM, Otahuhu

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 7 March 1863
TO CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
TENDERS will be received on SATURDAY next and until WEDNESDAY, the 11th inst., for the ERECTION of a DWELLING-HOUSE, at Otahuhu for Mr W. Absolum.
Plans and pecifications can be seen at Mr W. McCAUL'S, High-street
R.S. ANDERSON, Architect. N.B.- Not bound to receive the lowest tender

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 1 September 1863
LOST, a Chestnut PONY, about 14 hands high - marked on the near shoulder black, like an N - on the 21st August, at Papakura, the property of Sergeant MAXWELL, C.T.C.. - 1 reward will be given to any one who will leave the same with Mr WM. ABSOLUM, Otahuhu

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 15 September 1863
PROVINCIAL GAZETTE
An Auckland Provincial Gazette was published yesterday. There is a proclamation setting apart land for immigrants expected to arrive. There is a notification declaring the Highways Act to be in full force in the North Tamaki district. Sailing directions for entering the port of Invercargill are published. The Supreme Court is to sit on the 29th inst. under the Debtors and Creditors' Act for the hearing of petition in the matters of William Pritchard; Sir Samuel Osborne Gibbes; and Richard Jame Hunt. The following accepted tenders are published:-
Carting scoria ash to Otahuhu, William Absolum 3s 8d per cubic yard
cutting bush road (six miles), Great North Road, Burns and Chaplin, 5s per chain
erecting toll house at Newmarket, John Booth, 187 15s ($18,587 in Sept 2009)
working and keeping repair in the Panmure punt and boat from the 1st September till 31st December, Robert Robertson, 15 10s per month

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 15 November 1866
The following are the names of the ratepayers, with the assessed value of property and amount of rate
W. Absolum 810 - 1 13s 9d
(In November 2009) this was: property value $76,784 - annual rates of $107

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 11 January 1868
A PUBLIC MEETING of COUNTRY SETTLERS of the Electoral Districts of Raglan and Franklin will be held at 4 o'clock on TUESDAY, the 14th instant, at the Criterion Hotel, Otahuhu, for the purpose of taking into consideration the working of Provincial Government, so far as regards the Country InteresT of the Province
signed
John Scott
William Absolum
Mathew Fleming
H. S. Andrews
Richard McGee
J. Gordon
C. A. Bowden
W. T. Bassett
H. W. Vercoe
Charles Shepherd
William Hall
Samuel Luke
E. P. Donnelly
John Wallace

DAILY SOUTHREN CROSS 28 November 1868
THE TRIANGLE For sale on Tuesday, December, at two o'clock, unless previously disposed of, 20 ACRES of MOWING GRASS, in one or more lots (a heavy crop), now growing on Mr J. W. Hall's Farm at Mangere. - Apply to Mr WILLIAM ABSOLUM, or to ALFRED BUCKLAND

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 29 December 1869
OTAHUHU - BOXING DAY
In common with the other country villages, Otahuhu held out sport and entertainments of no mean order on Monday to all who willed to visit the charming village of the South ... the various events were duly announced and successflly carried out under the able and energetic management of Messrs. C. Goodwill, W. Absolum, H. Scurrah and T. Rogers, in the ground known as the Village Green, situated between the Star and Criterion Hotels. Seldom has Otahuhu been graced with so much beauty and fashion as on this occasion ...

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 11 February 1871
AUCKLAND BOILING DOWN COMPANY, OTAHUHU
The first attempt at boiling down in this province took place at the company's establishment on Tuesday last. .. The mustering-yards and killing-house are so arranged and situated that there is no time lost, or unnecessary labour employed, in placing the meat in the boiling-down vat ... the building is well ventilated to allow the fat to cool as quickly as possible ... the company have entered into an agreement with Mr W. Absolum to take all the hind legs, at 2 per lb ...


NOTE
see also Pirongia Bells posted 21 Jan 2014 by David Bell, includes photo of William

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examination results at HIWINUI SCHOOL, Manawatu 1901 & 1903

14th May 1901 - HIWINUI SCHOOL
The following is a list of the pupils who passed at the recent examination:-

STANDARD VI
Allan Greenhow
Rulf (sic) Rowling
Annie Henaghan
STANDARD V
Mary Henaghan
Lily Nissen
STANDARD IV
Franzy Gerusehkat
John Greenhow
Robert Suisted
Mary Moffatt
Pearl Rowling
STANDARD III
Edward Henahjan
Thomas Hurry
Hetty Geruschkat
letty Nissen
Ivy Smith
Elsie Suisted
STANDARD II
Cyril Olsson
Violet Hills
Violet Moffatt
STANDARD I
May Basset
Lucy Hockley
Conny Moffatt

25th August 1903 - HIWINUI SCHOOL EXAMINATION

STANDARD VI
Claude Page
Janet Henson
Pearl Rowling
John Greenhow
STANDARD V
Robert Suisted
Arnold Ollson
Ellen Suisted
STANDARD IV
Cyril Ollson
Joseph Anderson
Doris Argyle
STANDARD III
Robert Henson
Lucy Hockley
STANDARD II
Herbert Geruschkat
Stanley Suisted
Alfred Entwisle
Edward Hockly
Henry Maul
Milly Hills
Fanny Hockley
Grave Anderson
STANDARD I
Cyril Entwisle
Albert Geruschkat

family of John HART & Lucy RUSHER - Staffordshire UK to Clarendon SA to Carterton NZ

John HART was one of 9 (known) children of Martin Hart of Seighford, Stafford, Staffordshire and Hannah FORD of Ranton, Stafford, Staffordshire

He was born in 1894 in Ranton - 5km W of Stafford, Staffordshire, England
- he died aged 81 of Decay of Nature in Clarendon, South Australia
- he is buried in Kangarilla Cemetery

He married Lucy RUSHER in England about 1820
- Lucy died in Clendon aged 92
- she is buried in the Kangarilla Cemetery

They emigrated to Australia on the ship LADY LILFORD which departed from Liverpool on the 18th June 1839 arriving in Port Adelaide on the 27th September 1839 with 203 passengers

All of their 8 known children were born in England prior to their emigrating. Their oldest son Thomas Rusher sailed alone, a few months prior to them, as a lands Surveyor

- their family was:

1820 - 1820 unknown Hart
- born in Ranton, Staffordshire
- died as an infant

1821 - 1874 Thomas Rusher Hart
- born in Ranton, Staffordshire
- died aged 53 in Kadina, South Australia
- emigrated to Australia on 7-6-1839 on the Sir CHARLES FORBES
- married Cecillia Ellen JAMES in 1851 in Kapunda a town near the Barossa Valley South Australia
- they had 9 known children in the Murray District

1823 - ? Lucy Hart
- born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, Engand
- nothing is known of Lucy. As she is not on the passenger list in 1839 it is possible she died before then

1825 - 11913 Mary Ann Hart
- born in Preston Brook, Runcorn - 44km W of Wilmshire, Cheshire
- died aged 88 in Clarendon, South Australia
- emigrated to South Australia at the age of 14 on the LADY LILFORD with her parents and 4 siblings
- married James Paul CHAPMAN of England in Clarendon
- they had 10 children

1827 - 1868 James Rusher Hart
- born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
- died aged 41 in Goolwa a historic river port on the Murray River
- buried at the Old Goolwa Cemetery
- emigrated to South Australia at the age of 12 on the LADY LILFORD with his parents and 4 siblings

1828 - 1911 Seth Mattison Hart
- born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
- emigrated to South Australia at the age of 10 on the LADY LILFORD with his parents and 4 siblings
- married Thirza DIX of Lancashire, England in Clarendon
- they had 7 children in South Australia and moved to New Zealand where they had another 4 children in the Wairarapa
- he died aged 82 in Carterton New Zealand
- buried with Thirza at Clareville Cemetery

1830 - 1880 David Hart
- born in Birmingham, West Midlands
- died in Auckland, New Zealand
- not known when or if he went to South Australia first

1833 - 1875 Rose Elizabeth Hart
- born in Cheshire, England
- emigrated to South Australia at the age of 6 on the LADY LILFORD with her parents and 4 siblings
- married Charles George MOLLER of Berlin in Clarendon
- they had 7 known children
- she died aged 42 in Georgetown, South Australia

I will gladly add any further information you may have for this family

the HARTs at Kadina Cemetery South Australia

The HARTs that are buried in the Copper Coast town of Kardina are:

Fanny Ethel Matilda Hart 1879-1959
- Path 53 - Block 73

Greta Benetia Hart 1905-1992
- Path 62 - Block 4

Jeremia Hart 1878-1964
- Path 53 - Block 73

Richard Benjamin Hart 1903-1983
- Path 62 - Block 4

Shirley Hart age unknown
- died 29-9-1936
- Path 12 - Block 77s

Thomas Rusher Hart 1821-1874
- Path 28 - Block 82


The database for the Copper CoastCemeteries South Australia includes burials for for Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta and Greens Plains Cemeteries