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local industries of Palmerston North in 1883

From the WANGANUI HERALD on 14th May 1883
Palmerston North Industries

Palmerston (North) embraces quite a large variety of local industries, some of them on an extensive scale and given the outlet, for their manufacturers there is no place on the Coast that could surpass the promoters of these industries in the way of enterprise.

One of the most enterprising firms is that of Messrs RICHSTER, NANSTEAD and Co ... 2 saw mills, Terrace End

Mr STRATFORD has erected one of the best carriage factories since his arrival from Marton

Mr William COOK, of Main street is gradually developing an increasing cooperage business

A large woodware factory carried on by Mr VENN

Mr WOODROOFE's cabinet warehouse is one of the besk known

new Justices of the Peace 1904 New Zealand

On Christmas Eve 1904 the new Justices of the Peace were:

Solomon ABRAHAMS - Palmerston North
Edward BOULTON - Pahautanui
W. G. CARRUTHERS - Kimbolton
Philip DAVIS - Upper Hutt
John GLOVER - Rongotea
John HARRIS - Woodville
Robert LEE - Lower Hutt
William Wilson McCARDLE - Pahiatua
A, McCORMICK - Woodville
James PROUSE - Levin
A QUINLAN - Mangatainoka
Leopold SIMMONS - Palmerston North
James SMITH - Taihape
George WATSON - Homebush, Masterton
James D. WILSON - Pahiatua
James WOOD - Wainuiomata
George WOODROOFE - Palmerston North

Arthur John BENSON 1876-1931 - Woodville New Zealand

Arthur John Benson was a son of:
George & Mary Ann Benson
- they married in NZ in 1876
- their known children were:
1876 - 1931 Arthur John Benson

1881 - 1957 Edward James Benson
- married Helen Naomi Warner (1882-1954) in 1908

1883 - 1953 Edward Charles Benson
- married Jane Thamzine Reardon (1884-1973) in 1906

1885 - 1948 Walter Venus Benson
- married Lena Mary Crawshaw in 1910

1888 - 1966 Albert Frank Benson
- married Ethel Dorothy Tasker (1896-1989) in 1917 in Wanganui
- Ethel remarried to Eric Keith Sargeant in 1933

Arthur married Anna Sophie Margaretha Evers in 1899
(daughter of Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Johann Evers and Sophia Maria ? (1842-1915)
- Arthur & Anna's known children were:
1900 - 1960 Ernest John Benson

1904 - 1980 Percy Walter Benson

1909 - 1909 Alfred Edward Benson
- died aged 6 months

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Gavin William Wardrop at Woodville New Zealand 1932

Gavin was in the NEW ZEALAND RIFLE BRIGADE from 1st October 1915 as Captain Gavin William Wardrop, 17th (Ruahine) Regiment
- the 17th (Ruahine) Regiment was formed on the 27th March 1914. It saw action at Gallipoli France & Egypt as part of the Auckland Regiment. It was absorbed into the Hawke's Bay Regiment in 1923. It was reformed from 2nd Battalion Hawke's Bay Regiment to help form the 3rd NZ Division and saw service in the Pacific.

Gavin was the son of
- William Wardrop and
- Margaret Edwards

His siblings were:
1880 - 1892 David John
- born in Dunedin
- died aged 11
- buried with Albert, Percy & Isabella at Dunedin

1882 - 1881 Albert Edwards
- died aged 1 month
- born in Dunedin
- buried with David, Percy & Isabella at Dunedin

1884 - 1899 Isabella Margaret
- born in Dunedin
- died aged 15
- buried with Albert, Percy & Albert at Dunedin

1888 - Herbert Wilson

1889 - 1892 Percy James
- born in Dunedin
- died aged 2
- buried with David, Albert & Isabella at Dunedin

1893 - Vera Rose Ann

1896 - Hilda Miriam Maud

Gavin married Annie Elizabeth Newman in 1905

He died on 17th October 1932
his details were provided by
- Ernest Roden Grinlinton on 17-10-1932

Funeral Officiator: Rev Stephenson

he is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
- plot 12 - block 18

Can you add any further details to this family

I believe his father may have een a dentist/chemist in Dunedin

Robert YEARBURY & Emma ARMER - Tirau

read the comments below for a lot more helpful info on this family

Robert YEARBURY (1868-1946)
married Emma Annie ARMER (1871-1950) in 1888

Their known children:

... 1
1889 - 1975 Zedekiah Andrew Yearbury
- spouse not found. he had no children
- cremated in the North Shore Cemetery Auckland

... 2
1892 - 1932 Robert Theophilus Yearbury
- as Private 51811, Robert served with the NZEF, 26th Reinforcements, E company. He embarked from Wellington 12 June 1917 for Plymouth, England. He was wounded & admitted to hospital in August 1918. HIs father was listed as living at Hoteo, north Auckland (which was near Wellsford)
- read comments below

... 3
1898 - 1968 Emma Susan 'Susie' Yearbury
- married Harold Richard 'Eric' HANHAM (1899-1980) in 1924
- they had 4 children (see comments below)
* Ray Hanham
* Daphne Hanham
* Valerie Hanham
* Colin Hanham

... 4
1904 - 1989 Harold Augustus Yearbury
- Harold married Frances Valma SPEAK (nee HYDE 1918-?) (thanks to comments below). Frances was born in Gisborne. She had first married Josephus Speak (1893-1970) on 6 Aug 1946
HAROLD died 29 Nov 1989 aged 85
- he is buried in Plot 155, Block N at Tirau Cemetery
- he is the only Yearbury buried in the Tirau area

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KAITAWA, Pahiatua New Zealand

KAITAWA is a small farming district situated 8km south east of Pahiatua along Kaitawa and Tiraumea Roads

Pahiatua is usually regarded as being in the Wairarapa, but for local government purposes it is in the Tararua District, which encompasses Eketahuna, Pahiatua, Woodville and Dannevirke.

The areas of Pahiatua, Kaitawa and surrounding areas were not initiated by the government, but rather their origins were in land speculation.
Several subdivisions were established by private landholders including W. W. McCardle, H. Manns, A. W. and Henry Sedcole, and W. Wakeman.
It is claimed that the first settlers were John Hall who arrived on 28 February 1882, followed by John Hughes the next day.
These men, plus the brothers of Hughes and their families, comprised Pahiatua's population the first summer.

The first school was opened in Kaitawa about 1890 with Mrs Swan (a widow from Tipperary) and 23 children. The mail arrived every Tuesday, Thursay and Saturdays at 3.45pm from Wellington

The Kaitawa Butter Factory was erected and fitted up in November 1894 under the direction of the manager and engineer Mr. Olson

There are about 19-20 settlers and descendants buried in the Kaitawa Cemetery

- Eva 1894-1903
- Charlotte Helen 1866-1929
- George Thomas 1854-1923
- Martha 1832-1916
- Murray Geddis Harrod 1922-1923
- Thomas George ?-1892
- Thomas Tyvie 1914-1914
- May 1879-1892
- Arthur Robert 1874-1943
- Sarah Ann 1839-1891
- Susan 1876-1901
- Anna (nee Haddas/Hadack) 1833-1892
- Johann "John" 1829-1900
- unnkown infant
- Ernest Albert 1878-1906
- Florence Eveline 1880-1904
- Hugh Cecil 1895-1896
- John 1905-1905
- Ethel Eleatha/Elithia 1902-1902

some WOODVILLE New Zealand folk in September 1893

From the BUSH ADVOCATE on 26th September 1893:

Some WOODVILLE ITEMS in the above newspaper includes the names of:

Mr Amundsen
T. Gilbert
Mr Hislop
E.J. Smith

FIREMEN Committee members were:
Captin Barkwith

The (Rugby ?) team playing against Dannevirke/Makotuku was:

Music at the fancy dress ball was provided by:
Mr Firzsimmons & Mr Havell

Alfred Francis/Frederick WIGZELL, Woodville NZ

Alfred Francis Wigzell was born in 1863
his parents were Charles Samuel Wigzell (1823-1898)
and Hannah Lee (1825-1894)

He married Margaret Peavoy (1853-1916) in 1889
they settled in Woodville and were living in Grey St, Woodville in 1918

their (known) children were:
* 1891-1962 Percy George Alfred Wigzell
buried Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

* 1892 - 1976 Richard Alexander St Lyons Wigzell
born on Christmas Day
married Agnes Eliza Troup (1896-1958) July 1914
- both buried Hamilton Park cemetery

* 1894 - 1918 James Oliver Francis Wigzell
Serial Number 28055
killed in action Somme, France 5 April 1918
buried Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France

* 1896 - 1952 Gladys Muriel Wigzell
married James Bryson (1894-1949) March 1914
both buried Old Gorge cemetery

* 1900 - 1900 Walter Henry Wigzell
died 1 April 1900 aged 14 days
buried Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

Alfred died in 1935 aged 72
Margaret died 29 Sep 1916
they are both buried in Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

Alfred had other siblings
(most of them not yet verified)
- he had a sister:
Sarah Ann Wigzell (1856-?)
she married George William Jacobs in 1886
they had:
1889-1956 Hilda Jane Williams Jacobs
- Hilda did not marry


Rifleman 28055 (later Sergeant)
12th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Mary HINDMARSH, granddaughter of Sir John Hindmarsh, 1st governor of South Australia, buried Woodville NZ

Mary Susan Hindmarsh was a daughter of John Hindmarsh & Mary Long

She was born in Adelaide in 1862
- a brother of hers was Alfred Humphrey Hindmarsh, Lawyer, trade unionist and politician of New Zealand. He was educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide, and trained as a lawyer in a Dunedin law firm.
In 1891 he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand in Christchurch. Shortly afterwards he moved to Wellington where, on 3 October 1892, he married Winifred Taylor.
He was active in the Wellington labour movement, foundation president of the Workers' Educational Association, secretary of the Wellington Socialist Education League, president of the Wellington branch of the Federated Seamen's Union.

Mary's grandfather, Sir John Hindmarsh, was born in Kent in 1785. He sailed in the "Buffalo" with his family in 1836 and within a few days began the survey of Adelaide. became the first governor of South Australia.
He was knighted in August 1851 and promoted rear admiral.
he moved to London where he died on 29 July 1860.
A son, John Hindmarsh junior, left the Royal Naval College to go to Adelaide with his parents, returned to England with his mother in 1841 but did not rejoin the navy. Instead he entered the Middle Temple and became a barrister. He returned to South Australia in 1855 and later moved to Napier, New Zealand, where he died in 1903.
A daughter, Susan Hindmarsh became the second wife of Captain John Ellis, a wealthy South Australian pastoralist,

Mary HINDMARSH married Samuel BOLTON (possibly in Napier) when she was 19 and he was 24

They had 11 (known) children;

1882 - 1945 Agnes Mary Hindmarsh Bolton
- born in Napier
- married Albert Beetham (1871-1962) in 1904
- both buried in Archer St, Masterton

1883 - 1962 Felix Stuart Hindmarsh Bolton
- born in Napier
- married Eileen Margaret Shute in 1920
- she was a daughter of Deane Oxford Shute & Charlotte Frederica Georgina Sweney
- 2 known sibling of Eileen were, Rona Irene & Berthon Deane

1885 - 1960 Frances Emma Hindmarsh Bolton
- born in Napier
- married Wilfred Turner in 1908
- he was a son of Edward Turner & Minnie Charlotte Skerman

1887 - 1964 Muriel Edith Hindmarsh Bolton
- born in Napier
- married Harold Richmond Wardell Beetham 1911
- he was born in Hastings 1885
- he attended WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL 1900-1904
- he was a farmer
- he was living a 31 Manuka S Masterton
- his parents were Norman Beetham & Alice Mary Wardell
- his brother Norman married Muriel`s sister Ethel
- he died in 1964 and was cremated at Kelvin Grove
- Muriel died 25-8-1964 (4 months before Harold)
- she too was living in Manuka St and was cremated at Palmerston North

1889 - 1971 Ethel Sophia Hindmarsh Bolton
- born in Napier
- married Norman Trevor Beaumont Wardell Beetham in 1912
- he was born in Hastings 1882
- his parents were Norman Beetham & Alice Mary Wardell
- his brother Harold married Ethel`s sister Muriel
- he attended WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL 1896 - 1901 (as did other brothers)
- he was a farmer
- he was living at 118 Essex St Masterton
- he died in Masterton Hospital
- he was cremated at Kelvin Grove
- Ethel died 3 years later. She was living at 1A Coddington Cres, Masterton
- she was cremated at Kelvin Grove

1890 - 1942 Joseph Cheney Hindmarsh Bolton
- born in Hawkes Bay
- married Jessie Lockett Abercrombie 1914
- married Marian Isabella Snodgrass 1927
- Marian was a daughter of John Snodgrass & Emmeline Clayton
- 4 known siblings of Marian were, Violet Graham, Olive Newton, Emmeline Clayton & Nancy Clayton
- Joseph is buried at Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

1892 - ? Marie Louise Hindmarsh Bolton
- birth registered in Christchurch

1894 - 1969 Kathleen Maud Hindmarsh Bolton
- married Noel Gordon Grant 1924
- he was a son of John Grant & Charlotte Elizabeth Marryatt
- 7 known siblings of John were: Mabel Stuart, Dorothy Charlotte, Marjorie Gertrude Mary, Desmond Arthur, Gladys Florence Nevill, Milton Reid & Edward Marryatt

1895 - 1937 Beatrice Helena Hindmarsh Bolton
- married Oscar Herbert Druce 1916
- he was a son of Godfrey Francis Druce & Ella Beatrice Eaton
- Beatrice/Beatrix and Oscar are buried together in th Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

1898 - ? Margaret Gwendoline Hindmarsh Bolton
- married Duncan Carr MacPhail 1920
- they may have moved overseas

1900 - 1975 Eileen Sylvia Bolton
- married Harry Chrystie Wells 1921
- he was a son of Elisha Andrew Wells & Alice Elizabeth Morris
- 3 known siblings of Harry were: Alice Mary, Catherine Jane & Elisah John

Mary (nee HINDMARSH) died 12-11-1927 aged 75 in Woodville
- she is buried in Plot 22 - Block 20 of the Old Gorge Cemetery

Her husband Samuel BOLTON died 20-8-1933
- he is buried in Plot 21 - Block 20 of the Old Gorge Cemetery