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William RADCLIFFE - Liverpool - Masterton


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William Robert McCALL + Amy WHITEHEAD - Coromandel New Zealand

William Robert McCALL was born 1857
- he was a Miner
- he married Amy WHITEHEAD on 9th Nov 1891 in New Zealand
- Amy was born 1871

They had:
1892 Ethel May McCall possibly in Coromandel
- Ethel married Stuart William GUNTON (1893-1975) in 1922
- Ethel died on her 95th birthday in 1987 in Auckland
- her ashes are buried in Purewa Cemetery

1896 Malcolm McCall
- Malcolm served in WWI at the age of 19
Rank Last Held: Private
Serial No.: 23/1745
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Boat builder
Next of Kin: Mrs Amy McCall (mother), Herne Bay, Auckland
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 3rd Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation Date: 8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 38 HMNZT 39
Vessel: Tahiti or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment
- he was killed in action on 15th September 1916 in France
.. Cemetery - LONDON CEMETERY & EXTENSION, Longueval, France Somme

1898 Henry Clifton McCall
- possibly born in Coromandel
- he married Phyllis Susan Elizabeth COKER in 1927
- she was a daughter of Charles William Coker & Sophia Cook McQUEEN
- Henry died aged 85 in 1983 in Auckland
- his ashes are scattered at Purewa Cemetery

1898 Edgar Hartley McCall
- possibly born in Coromandel
- he married Elizabeth Elsie PEARSON in 1929
- he died aged 77 in 1976 in Auckland
- his ashes were returned from Purewa Crematorium

Dec 1908 Alice Audrey Jeannie McCall
- born in Auckland
- Alice died in Jan 1909 aged 5 weeks

William SEED - Under Secretary, Defence Dept., - married Mary ALLEN - Wellington New Zealand

WILLIAM SEED b. 1828 in Liverpool, England
emigrated to New Zealand on the MARTHA RIDGWAY in 1840 when he was 12 or 14.
He married Eliza Cook and had 3 children - no known names or birthdates at this time
He next married Mary Ann Allen, daughter of George Allen, one time Mayor of Wellington, and Jane Elizabeth Paul - she was born 1841 and died April 1920, buried in Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington
They had 7 children - no known names or birthdates at this time.
- A total of 5 sons and 5 daughters -

He worked with Sir George Grey and the Hon. W.B. Rhodes.
He became Under Secretary of Defence in the mid 1800s and held that position during the Waikato wars.
He became head of the Collector of Customs in 1866.
He was a member of the committee which drafted the Civil Service Act of 1866.
He served on the Royal Commission in 1868.
He worked with Mr Batkin in 1871 in making the celebrated confidential report to Ministers with a view to reform the Civil Service Departments.
- There is a biography on the above link of his name ...

William is buried in Plot 3504 of Bolton St. Cemetery, Wellington
- others also buried in the same family plot are:

Mary Ann Allen - his wife - buried 1-4-1920
Eleanor Elizabeth - buried 17-11-1858
Amy Jane - buried 12-1-1859
Sidney Franklin - buried 27-1-1870
Charles Hugh - buried 23-6-1885
William - buried 6-2-1890
Elizabeth Ann - buried 22-9-1919
Henry Haddon - buried 14-2-1935

Can you help with his childrens names etc - are they some of his chilren or daughters-in-law buried with him and Mary Ann

William SHAKESPEARE & the tragedy of MacBETH

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William SMART & Sarah WILLSON had 14 children - Moulten Northamptonshire - New Zealand

WILLIAM SMART was born 1805 in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England

He married SARAH WILLSON in Moulton, on the 11th November 1830
- Sarah was born 1810 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.

They had 12 children in Moulten.
They emigrated to New Zealand on the RANDOLPH arriving in Lyttelton on the 16th December 1850
They had 2 more children in Riccardton, Christchurch


THEIR 14 CHILDREN
- those born in Moulten:

Edmund Smart 18 Sep 1831 - 1919
- he married 1. Sarah Jane COX (1835-1920) in 1853
- he married Sarah when he was 22 & she was 18
- they and had 6 children
- he married 2. Frances MEEK (1829-1888) in 1873
- he married Frances when he was 42 & she was 44
- no children
- Frances was previously married to William Thomas PENTECOST and had 9 children. The first, Isaac Henry Pentecost, married Edmund's daughter Clara Jane SMART and the second, Frances Sophia Pentecost, married Edmund's brother Enon
- he married 3. Jane Susannah UREN (nee WALKER) (1842-1918) in 1899
- he married Jane when he was 68 & she was 57
- no children
- Jane was previously married to John Ellis Uren (1834-1896) in Victoria, Australia in 1861 and had 10 children. John was born 16 Feb 1834 in Madron, Cornwall to John UREN and Elizabeth ELLIS. He arrived in Victoria on the "Indiana" in July 1857. He died in Christchurch in 1896 aged 62.
- A daughter of John Ellis & Jane Susannah Uren, Elizabeth Jane Uren, (born 1862 in Ballart - died 1901 in NZ) married William Matthews JARDEN (1859-1903) in 1883


Amon "Itaman" Smart 1 Dec 1832 - 25 Jan 1913
- buried Tempelton Christchurch
- he married Ann BAKER in 1873 - no children
- he married Mary Elizabeth LINKWATER in 1906 - no children

Amos Smart 13 Feb 1834 - 14 Sept 1915
- buried Balcaim, Rangiora
- married Margaret HULCUP 4 Aug 1856 St Michael's Christchurch
- they had 14 children

Amey Smart 13 Oct 1835 - 9 March 1896 buried Timaru
- married Charles BOURN 20th May 1852 in St Michael's Christchurch
- they had 17 children
- (Charles had arrived on the same ship as a 21 year old)

Horton "Acton" Smart 22 Jan 1837 - 10 June 1877
- buried Barbadoes Christchurch
- (didn't marry) Rosanna NEAL and had 5 children
- she is buried as Rosanna JOHNSON, the surname of her husband whom she married in 1856

Eliza Smart 29 May 1839 - 12 Aug 1901
- buried St Saviours, Templeton
- married William ELLIS 30 Dec 1858 Wesleyan Church Christchurch
- they had 10 children

Enos Smart 23 Jan 1841 - 22 May 1933
- buried Park St Napier
- married Elizabeth IRELAND Register General's Office Ashley, Clinton
- they had 4 chidren

Enon Smart 9 Feb 1842 - ?
- married Frances Sophia PENTECOST on 9 March 1874 at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Christchurch
- they had 5 children
- (see the notes at brother Edmund above)

Enoch Smart 16 Aug 1844 - 10 March 1907
- buried St Saviours, Templeton
- married Margaret GOODWIN 1 May 1867 St Peters Church in Riccarton, Christchurch
- they had 12 children

Elijah Page Smart 16 April 1846 - 5 Dec 1930
- buried Burkes Pass
- married Mary GREIG (Gregg) on 28 August 1878 in the residence of Mr Andrew BURNETT in Timaru
- they had 8 children

Eli Perkins Smart 17 Jan 1848 - 23 Sep 1938
- buried Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville
- married Mary COGAN on 25 October 1872 at St Peters Church in Riccarton, Christchurch
- they adopted 2 children

William Wilson Smart 22 March 1850 - 31 March 1935
- buried Havelock North
- married Mary MOODY on 18 July 1877 in Kaiapoi
- they had 7 children

- those born in Riccarton, Christchurch:

Emily Smart 8 Jan 1852 - 7 June 1894
- buried Old Waimate
- married George DEANS on 21 July 1879 at St Marys Church School in Timaru
- they had 8 children
(after her death George married her neice Sarah Ann ELLIS on 27 July 1910 in Dunedin - no children)

George Thomas Smart 1 Sep 1853 - 28 June 1896
- buried Linwood, Christchurch
- married Isabella McDONALD 24 January 1878 at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Christchurch
- they had 9 children

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William SPEARINK 1823-1903 (died in Featherston New Zealand)

William Spearnik was born in 1823
- do not know where he was from, can you help?
He was in Wellington by 1860:
From the WELLINGTON INDEPENDENT
17th April 1860

William was on the List Of Names Drawn For the Militia as a labourer in the River Hutt (Hutt Valley, Wellington area)

From the WELLINGTON INDEPENDENT
16th February 1872

The annual meeting of the ratepayers of the Featherston Road District was held at the Court-house, Featherston on the 10th inst.
There was a very good attendance, which is usual when question affecting the breeches-pocket are disicussed.
Mr Pharazyn was voted to the chair and the accounts for the past year were duly audited and passed
The state ment showed that ?157 8s 7d had been received from the Provincial Government and ?87 13s 8d collected in rates; and that there was a balance in hand of ?60 10s 7d, which, it was estimated, with the amount due from the Government, would pay for the works now under construction
The following were elected the Board of Wardens, viz, Messrs
Nicol
Pharazyn
Lucena
Carkeek
Spearnik
Yule
Two or three of the members of the old board were proposed buth they declined to serve on the ground that it was hardly worth while to elect a new board for the short time it would have to act

From the EVENING POST
XMAS EVE 1872

Christmas Cheer
The customary Christmas show of meat by the butchers (in Wellington) took place last evening and as usual attracted a large number of sight-seers
In Mr Luxford`s shop, Manners-street was to be seen the largest beef in town. One large ox, bred by Isaiah Pureto, weighed 1,760lbs (800kg).
The display in Messrs Barbers` shops was considered by many to be the finest of the night
... in sheep the finest specimans were three Romney marsh breed, averaging 140lbs
... 5 Leicesters, bred by Mr Spearnik of Featherston, averaged 110lbs (50kg)

From the EVENING POST
3rd May 1899

- WAIRARAPA NEWS - Featherston This Day
In the election yesterday for a Commissioner for the vacancy on the Town Board, Mr W. Spearnik was returned by 29 votes to Mr C Burt`s 16. Very little interest was manifested in the election, only 45 votes recorded out of 160
- OF NOTE William`s son in law was a Burt ..

From the EVENING POST
18th October 1899

160 ACRES of FIRST CLASS LAND, with an eight-roomed house, dairy, barn and stables, situate at South Featherston and two miles from the Featherston Railway Staion. Cheese Factory adjoining the property. For full particulars, apply to
Mr M. J. H. JACKSON - South Feathersotn
or to Mr W. SPEARINK - Featherston

From the EVENING POST
7th January 1903

- FUNERAL NOTICE
The Friends of the late Mr William Spearnik are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral which will leave the residence of Mr Murray J. H. Jackson, Featherson, on Thursday 8th January 1903; at 1.30pm
- A. DONALD - Undertaker
NOTE Mr Murray James Hamilton Jackson 1849-1935

In April 1903 William`s (deceased) estate was valued at ?1483 - equivalent to April 2009 to $226,910.

William married Harriett Dobson in 1852, in Berkshire, England
- he was aged 29

He married Ellen Jane Dillon in Featherston 1878
- he was aged 55
- he was her 3rd husband
- her 1st was Edward Mathews, married Auckland 1866
- her 2nd was William McNassar, married Auckland 1870
(I would like info on William McNassar)
- Ellen was a daughter of Thomas Dillon and Eleanor Nowell of Bath, Somerset who emigrated to New Zealand

He married Maria Ewart (OR Hewitt) in 1884
- he was aged 61

From correspondence from Peter Dillon it is possible that William was married a 4th time ...
Of his marriages only one child has been found so far - that of Wilhelmina Mary Helena "Polly Spearnik (1881-1917)
- Polly married Kenneth Earl Burt (1876-1943) in 1902
- Kenneth was a son of WIlliam Burt and Rebecca Copelane
- after Wilhelmina's death in 1917, Kenneth remarried to Emma Charlotte Newman in 1919

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William SPINLEY + Emily WILHAM - Auckland 1800s

William SPINLEY was born in 1868
- he was a Coach Builder in Queen St, Auckland
- he married Emily WILHAM in 1890
- they lived in Auckland

- they had 3 children:
1892-1973 William Henry Barker Spinley
- William married Arabella STANCLIFFE in 1918

1893-1893 Clarence Percy Spinley
- Clarence died aged 10 months

1895-1966 Lucy Doris Spinley
- Lucy married George Haye Friend HYNES in 1919

In August 1892 William wrote this testimonial to the makers of HITCHEN BLOOD RESTORER:
... Karangahape Road, Auckland, August 25th, 1892
In justice to you I think it only right that others should know what a wonderful change has been effected in me by the use of Hitchen`s Blood Restorer, In Janury, 1890, when in Melbourne, I caught a severe cold, and had to lay up for five months. Several doctors whom I consulted told me that before I could recover I must run the risk of having an operation performed on my liver, that no medicine they could give me would do any good. I came back to Auckland and consulted several medical men, who said they could not do me any good, but advised me to go into the country. I went to Helensville, where I met Mr Bassett. He advised me to take Hitchen`s Blood Restorer, saying, "It cured me when I had been informed that there was no hope for me". I am glad that I took his advise, for I am to-day thoroughly cured, and can do a day`s work as well as even I did in my life. Anyone wishing to verify the above statements can find me any working day at Mr Adler`s Coach Factory, Upper Queen Street, when I will be happy to give a detailed statement. - I remain, faithfully yours, WILLIAM SPINLEY, Body-maker. I certify the above to be correct - H.A. ADLER, Coach-builder


- that ad was rerun in the Bay of Plenty Times in February 1895
- William died aged 27 in September 1895
- the ad may suggest cause of death
- his new daughter Lucy was then 8 months old

Emily remarried in 1900 to Joseph Frederick SOFFE (1862-1929)
- Joseph was a plasterer in Auckland

- they had 2 known cildren:
1901-1935 Reginald Clarence Joseph
- Reginald died aged 33 in 1935
- he is buried in Waikumete

1904-1922 Violet Verona Soffe
- Violet died aged 18 in 1922
- she is buried with her brother Reginald

William STRICKLAND + Mary Theresa NORRIS - Marlborough New Zealand

William STRICKLAND was born in 1850 in Port Underwood, Marlborough
- his parents were David STRICKLAND & Harriet BALDICK

William married Mary Theresa NORRIS in Blenheim in 1877

they had 11 children:

1878-1957 - Mary Jane 'Polly' Strickland

1879-1956 - David Henry 'Dave' Strickland

1881-1923 - James 'Jim' Strickland

1883-1965 - William 'Bill' Strickland

1886-1936 - Norris Thomas Strickland

1888-1876 - Strickland

1889-1968 - Strickland

1891-1978 -

1894-1921 - Elsie Strickland

1897-1900 - Marquerita Victoria 'Rita' Strickland

1898-1898 - George Francis Strickland