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SATHERLEYs - Kingsbury, Episcopi to Nelson, New Zealand

EDMOND SATHERLEY was born in 1790 Kinsbury, Episcopi, Somerset, England. Base born to Jesse Staherley and Silas Talbot. (His mother later married Wiliam GERRARD)

Edmond married Sarah GIFFORD in 1811 in England.
They had 1 child, Job Satherley, Sarah died 5 weeks later.

Edmond next married Mary READ in 1814
- Mary was born in Kingsbury. She died in Nelson, New Zealand 1862
- Edmond died in East Lambrook in 1843

They had 8 (known) children in Kingsbury, Episcopi, Martlock, Somerset, England of which at least 3 emigrated to New Zealand:

1/ William Satherley
- born 1817 - died 1893 in Wellington, New Zealand.
He 1st married Caroline ? in 1839 in England. They had a son, James then emigrated to New Zealand in 1842 on the SIR CHARLES FORBES. Caroline died at sea.
He next married Sarah Ann PAGE (from Hampshire) in Nelson in 1844
- They had 6 known children:
1846 - 1913 George Satherley
- he married Caroline PILCHER
1848 - 1925 Caroline Satherley
- she married Bruce WITHERS
1851 - 1919 Elizabeth Kate Satherley
- she married George ROUT
1855 - 1924 John Satherley
- he married Ellen MARSON
- he married Bridget CAMERON
1857 - 1865 Henry William Satherley
- he died aged 8
1861 - 1947 Mary Satherley
- she married Thomas SATHERLEY (their parents were siblings, William and Sarah, children of Edmond and Mary (nee Read)


2/ Elizabeth Satherley
- born 1824 - died 1878 in New Zealand - possibly settled in Nelson.
She married Job RUSS and had 10 known children (9 boys then a daughter):
- they also brought up Job's brother, Jacob's, daughter Bertha as her mother died a few weeks after her birth. Jacob Russ was a twin with Esau Russ who was muredered by Joseph ELLIS in 1861 at Nelson
The children of Elizabeth & Job:
1844 - 1866 Henry Russ
- he died aged 33 of Typhoid
1846 - 1913 John Russ
- he died aged 67
1848 - 1934 Thomas Russ
- he married Alice HORN
1850 - 1930 William Edmund Russ
- he married Jane KERR
- he married Hannah HIGGINS
1852 - 1936 George Russ
- he married Margaret BELL
1854 - 1866 Walter Russ
- he died aged 2 weeks from Typhoid
1856 - 1901 Charles Frederick Russ
- he married Leila Mills 'Lily' DAVIES
1858 - 1920 James Albert Russ
- he married Sylvia Eliza DAVIES
1860 - 1931 Simeon Russ
- he married Ellen Ann HUNTER
1866 - 1907 Emily Jane Russ
- she married Albert Newth DAVIES
.. 1869 - 1953 Bertha Russ (see above)
.. - she married Sydney HIGGINS

the DEATH of ELIZABETH RUSS (nee Satherley) as reported in the NELSON EVENING MAIL, 9 July 1878:
... A sudden death occurred on Saturday last at Waimea West. Mrs Russ, the wife of Mr Job Russ, the recent purchaser of the Bearcroft property, while engaged in moving the furniture into their new house, slipped in the verandah and fell, and in doing so it seems that she inflicted upon herself some internal injury. She complained of feeling unwell, and was in some pain, but it was not thought that anything serious was the matter until Saturday, when Mr Waring was sent for. On arriving at the house he at once saw that she was in danger, and returned to Richmond to telegraph for Dr Farrelle, but an hour later she expired. Mr and Mrs Russ had been residents in Waimea West for considerably over 25 years, and, together with their family of seven sons, have always been looked up to as respectable, industrious, and valuable settlers.


3/ George Satherley
- born 1831 - died 1887 in New Zealand. He married Harriet Martin in Somerset in 1854 (Martin being her middle OR surname)
- They had 3 children in Somerset, 1 born at sea on the QUEEN OF AVON in 1859 and another 10 in New Zealand.
- Their first born, Henry 'Harry' Satherley was murdered in 1897.
Thank you to Tania and her email of Jan 2010 that provided info for this Satherley family, especially for Harry here and the news of his murder

Tania`s email:
... Henry Satherley went by the name Harry Satherley, he married Annie Hathaway who was born in 1863 in NZ and died on 25 June 1887 in blenhiem, they were married on 30 June 1881, she`s buried in the Tua Marina Cemetery in Blenhiem. He then married Mary Christina Galvin on 15 Aug 1889 in Spring creek. She was born on 20 Dec 1863 in Ireland and died 22 Feb 1958 in Foxton, They had a still born son in July 1892 who is buried in Richard Ward Cemetery, Richmond. He had children to both women I have a couple of names but have to do a bit more research. Will get back to you in a couole of days with that info. Henry or Harry as he was known, was a horse trainer/owner in NZ. He was last seen alive on 9 July 1897. This is thought to be his death date. His body was found on 26 Oct 1897 in the Opawa River. . . This is referred to as the Satherley murder and also The Satherley Mystery



Please leave a comment if you can help with more info or correct any of the data at the above links

3 comment(s), latest 2 years, 10 months ago

William Tarrant - HMS CALLIOPE, 58th Foot Regiment New Zealand 1846

William Tarrant was born in Beechingstoke, Pewsey, Wiltshire, England in 1824.

William arrived on the HMS CALLIOPE into New Zealand on the 22nd July 1846 as a Private in the 58th Regiment of Foot.

He married Maria Saywell in Lower Hutt, Wellington in 1852.

READ HIS STORY and that of others during the 1st New Zealand War:
WILLIAM TARRANT 1824 - 1902

Michael HAMILTON from Scotland to New Zealand 1866

I would like some information on the children of Michael Hamilton who married Annie Wallace in Scotland in about 1862.
They emigrated to New Zealand in 1866 on the WILD DUCK and settled in Nelson then moved up to Petone in 1884 where he worked for the Gear Meat Freezing Company.
They had an Annie Hamilton and Robert Wallace Hamilton with them on the ship, the children were tHen aged about 2 or 3.

More information on them and their spouses would be appreciated

1 comment(s), latest 5 years, 1 month ago

STENTS in RANGIWAHIA cemetery Manawatu, New Zealand

Is there anyone living near Rangiwahia, Manawatu who could take headstone photos for me at the Rangiwahia cemetery?

There are 4 ancestors buried there:-
Sydney Stent, buried August 1942 in PLOT 4, ROW E
his wife:
Clara Rose (nee Bielski) buried March 1932 in PLOT 2, ROW E
their son:
Sydney Merville Stent buried August 1982 in PLOT 32, ROW F his wife:
Gladys Lillian d. Dec. 1960, ashes buried PLOT 32, ROW F

Please leave a comment if you can ...

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

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 [url=http://ngairedith.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=ngairedith&view=0&pid=20719&randi=58241902]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 1 year, 10 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 2 years ago

Stephen PILCHER, Wychling Kent to Wellington New Zeland 1840

Stephen Pilcher 1794-1865 Wychling, Kent, married Ann McPharlane 1790-1834 in Wychling, England in 1818.
They had 5 children in Kent:
*George Pilcher 1820-1891 married Helen Harris
*Susan Pilcher 1823-? married George Rowland Cleggett
*Ann Pilcher 1826-1839 ... died aged 13 in England
*John George Pilcher 1829-1895 married #1 Ellen Peck
married #2 Lillian Booth
*Stephen Pilcher 1832-1929 married Mary Jane Rowe
Wife Ann died 3 years after the birth of Stephen.

Son George emigrated to New Zealand in April 1840 on the BOLTON
Stephen snr followed in August 1840 on the COROMANDEL with his 3 remaining children.

Two years later Stephen married Bennett Mather Hook 1809-1865 who had also been a passenger on the Coromandel in 1840 as a widow with 3 children:
*Rachael Hook 1827-1921 married James Taylor
*Emily Hook 1834-1875 married Nathaniel Valentine
*Friend Hook 1835-1928 married Martha Morgan
(A daughter to Stephen and Bennett:
(*Sarah Annis Pilcher 1840-1854,
was conceived during the voyage and born 2 months after arrival in Wellington - she died aged 14)

Stephen and Bennett had another 6 children in the Wellington area:
*Annie Pilcher 1843-1893 married William Henry Poad
*Samuel Pilcher 1846-1854 ... died aged 8
*Elizabeth 1848-1941 married Francis Clarence Greer
*Edward 1851-1933 married Rose Churcher
*Harriet 1853-1943 married Charles Hollard
*Caroline Pilcher 1855-1929 married George Satherley

You can view them here: PILCHERS
and hopefully help me fill in the gaps of the spouses

Serge POLTORATZKY 1803 Russia - 1884 France married Ellen Sarah SOUTHEE

Serge Poltoratzky was born 1903 in Kaluga, Russia and died in 1884 in France.
He was the only son of Dimitry Poltoratzky and Anna Khlebnikova - he had 5 sisters.
He was a Russian literary scholar, bibliophile and humanitarian.
His major literary work was the Dictionary of Russian Authors which he worked on for decades.

He married Ellen Sarah Southee, born 1819 in Kent, England and died 1908 in Italy.
She was the daughter of John Edward Southee who was born 1772 in Canterbury, Kent and emigrated to Russia, her mother was Mary Spencer.
Her grandfather was Thomas Southee 1745 - 1828 whose brother William 1760 - 1802 had a son John Southee who emigrated to New Zealand on the LADY NUGENT in 1840 and died n Taita. John married twice - 1st to Ann Brooks who died aged 27 after 3 children and then to Sophia Sharpe with whom he had 9 children, the last 3 were born in New Zealand ...
His descendants include, DAYSH, HARROD, CATTELL, WIGGINS, LYONS, CLIFTON, SHORT, SUNNEX, BARBER, COUSINS, FITCHETT, ROBINSON
They can be viewed at this link
JOHN SOUTHEE

Serge Poltoratzky (alternate spellings: Sergei or Sergey and Poltoratsky, Poltoratskii or Poltoratskiy), 1803-1884, was a Russian literary scholar, bibliophile and humanitarian.
His major literary work was the Dictionary of Russian Authors, which he worked on for decades.
He travelled extensively in Europe to find books and manuscripts needed for this work.
He was also interested in the letters of Voltaire and in Franco-Russian cultural relations.
He wrote articles for the French press on these and other literary topics, often under the pseudonym R.E. According to Yuri Druzhnikov,

Poltoratzky was the first to introduce Pushkin`s work to a western European audience, in the October 1821 issue of Revue encyclopedieque (published in Paris).

Serge Poltoratzky was the only son of Dimitry Poltoratzky and Anna Khlebnikova, who also had five daughters.
Serge was primarily educated by tutors at the family home, Avchurino, on the east bank of the Oka River in Kaluga Province (Kaluzhskaya Oblast), but he also spent a year at the Richelieu Lyceum in Odessa.
His parents were deeply interested in improving the material and social conditions of Russian serfs and peasants, and Serge inherited their commitment.
In 1812 the family hid in Avchurinos attics as Napoleons army looted the estate during their retreat from Moscow.

Serge came into his inheritance at the age of 15, when his father died in 1818.
At this time Serge was serving at court as a page to the Tsarina Elizaveta, wife of Tsar Alexander I. He later served in the Preobrazhensky Life Guards, according to his fathers and uncles wishes, but military life was not to his liking, and he soon resigned his commission, having reached only the lowly rank of praporshchik (often translated as ensign).
Thereafter he devoted himself primarily to literary pursuits.
Druzhnikov relates that after Poltoratzky`s 1921 article, which mentioned Pushkin`s poems Liberty and The Village and their criticism of Russian social conditions, appeared in France, he "was fired from his job and sent to live in the country under police supervision".
This job may have been the Life Guards position, and the episode glossed for his children as a voluntary resignation.

Poltoratzky was one of the wealthiest men in Russia.
He owned seven large estates, at least two houses in Moscow, and various smaller properties and investments.
All this wealth had been accumulated in a mere two generations, as both his grandfathers were commoners ennobled to the rank of potomstvenniy dvorianin (hereditary untitled gentleman), Piotr Khlebnikov for service to Russian literature, and Mark Poltoratzky for his singing voice.

All Serge Poltoratzkys paternal uncles married into the titled nobility.
His only aunt married Alexey Olenin, the first director of the Russian Imperial Library.
His mothers brother emigrated to the US, and the family lost touch with him during the 1796-1801 reign of Tsar Pavel I, who banned all foreign correspondence.

Poltoratzky married in 1831, but within a few years his wife mysteriously disappeared, having been last seen leaving their Moscow house on foot.
In 1843 he became engaged to Ellen Sarah Southee, 16 years his junior, and the daughter of an English gentleman farmer. She was related to poet Robert Southey.
Later that year Poltoratzkys first wife was legally declared dead, his mother died, and his second marriage took place.

From 1843 Poltoratzky made his home at Avchurino when not engaged in literary travels.
There he and his wife had three daughters and two sons, the eldest of whom died in infancy.

After the accession of the reform-minded Tsar Alexander II in 1855, many of the legal impediments to landowners freeing their serfs were removed.
Poltoratzky took advantage of these changes to free his thousands of serfs between the years 1856 and 1859.
In addition, he gave them land, livestock, tools and other goods to help them become self-supporting.
He also advised the Tsars Emancipation Committee, which was developing the terms of serf emancipation that would be enacted in 1861.

In 1859 Poltoratzky discovered that two of his estate managers had massively defrauded him. The men were tried and convicted, which might have enabled Poltoratzky to gain legal redress from the debts incurred on his behalf, but he did not pursue this possibility.
Around the same time it became known to the imperial government that Poltoratzky`s English wife had never converted to the Russian Orthodox church, and furthermore, that their children were being raised in the Anglican church.
While this was perhaps technically legal, so soon after the Crimean War it was utterly unacceptable socially, and in imperial Russia, social-political favor would have been essential to the family`s economic recovery.
Poltoratzky liquidated his assets in Russia, paid off his debts, and prepared to emigrate to France, where he had some untouched funds.

In 1860 the Poltoratzky family left Russia for good.
They went first to Charlottenburg, Prussia, where another son was born.
They then proceeded to Paris, where Serge had long maintained a pied--terre for use on his literary trips.
Thereafter the family divided their time between Paris and England, where the youngest son was born. P>Poltoratzky died in Neuilly, France in 1884.

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


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