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Hamilton James WILEY, Orange County, New York + Jane Freeman GAUSDEN, Carterton New Zealand

Hamilton James WILEY was born 14 June 1806 in Newburgh, Orange, a city located in Orange County, New York, 60 miles (97 km) north of New York City and 90 miles (140 km) south of Albany, on the Hudson River. It was a village in 1800 and reached city statis in 1865

* Hamilton James Wiley left America to exlore the South Pacific in a whaling boat, the "Montano" and arrived into New Zealand in 1837
* He sailed to Sydney, returned to Otago and arrived back in Wellington in 1842 and settled in the Hutt Valley until 1860.
* He had a common law marriage with Jane Freeman GAUSDEN (1820-1887) and had 3 children
* they married 21 Dec 1849 in Ohariu Valley, Wellington, 2 months before the birth of their 4th child. Jane was born in 1820 in Brighton, Sussex, England. She married Hamilton when she was 29 and he was 43
* they moved to Ohariu just prior to the birth of their 9th child

Hamilton James Wiley died 5 Sep 1879 aged 73 in Carterton and is buried Clareville
Wairarapa Standard, 9 September 1879 DEATH -WILEY, At Carterton, on the 5th inst., Hamilton Wiley, aged 73
* We have to record the death of one of our oldest settlers, Mr Hamilton Wiley. Mr Wiley arrived in the Colony in 1837 in the ship Montano (a whaler), he went to Sydney in the same ship and returned again in the Caroline, Captain Chary, who was murdered by the natives on the island of Mana. He then went to a whaling station in Otago and returned to Wellington in 1842, taking up his residence at the Hutt where he resided eighteen years. He subsequently lived at Ohariu. He came to Carterton about sixteen months ago and died there on the 5th inst. He was interred in the Taratahi cemetery (now Clareville) on the 7th. He leaves a grown up family of seven sons; six of whom reside in the Wairarapa
Jane Freeman Wiley died 23 Aug 1887 aged 66 in Carterton and is buried Clareville
Wairarapa Daily Times, 25 August 1887 The death is recorded of Mrs Wiley, relict of the late Mr Hamilton Wiley, of the Hutt and Ohariu Valley. Mrs Wiley was one of the earliest settlers in the Colony, having arrived at Kaiwarra in 1841 by the ship Gertrude. After living at Wellington, Hutt and Ohariu Valley about eighteen years, Mrs Wiley came to the Wairarapa and settled in Carterton, where she resided till the day of her death, which took place on Tuesday, at the age of sixty-five. Mrs Wiley had a large circle of friends and relatives, among whom she will be greatly missed. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon next at the Carterton cemetery

Hamilton & Jane had 11 children around the Hutt Valley
* 1843 - 1845 John Freeman Wiley
- born 27 Nov 1843 in Hutt Valley
- John died 3 Sep 1845 aged 22 months as a result of drowning
- buried Faith cemetery, Hutt Valley

* 1845 - 1917 Hamilton James Wiley
- born 18 Nov 1845 in Lower Hutt
- he had a relationship with Charlotte Jane FAWCETT (1843-1875)
*Charlotte was born in Wakefield, Nelson. She moved to Wellington when about 8.
*She first married Joseph Geary (1844-1868), a blacksmith, in 1866, in Sydney St, Wellington. On 28 July 1865 Charlotte gave birth to a son, William George Geary. Charlotte and Joseph's 2nd son Joseph, was born 23 June 1867. Joseph was a Private in the Wellington Rangers and on the night of 20 Aug 1868, Joseph died (shot through the head) during an engagement with the Maori Tribes in Hawera in which quite a number of soldiers were killed including Major Von Tempsky.
*Charlotte and Joseph's 3rd son, Hamilton, was born 27 Oct 1868, two months after Joseph's death.
*Charlotte next married Elijah Mordin (1847-1926), a Bookmaker on 12 May 1870. Their son, John Elijah Mordin, was born 16 Feb 1871. The marriage was not a happy one and Elijah left Charlotte taking their son John with him.
*Charlotte Mordin applied for a married Women's Protection Order against her husband Elijah Mordin. Plaintiff told a moving tale of her husbands conduct which may be summed up in this: that he is drunken abroad and cruel at home an altogether has led a most wretched life. The application was granted.
*Charlotte then had an affair with Hamilton James Wiley and gave birth to a son, David James Wiley, on 4 March 1875 at Wainuiomata.
*Charlotte died 6 March 1875 due to complications with the birth of David James who died on March 11 aged seven days. She is buried at Karori
Hamilton next married Elizabeth Kathleen VEENMAN (1864-1935) and had 14 children in Wairarapa
- they moved to Utah America
Hamilton died 5 Dec 1917 aged 72 in Utah, killed by a train at a level crossing and is buried in Logan, Cache, Utah
Auckland Star, 21 January 1918 The death is reported from Logan, Utah USA., of Mr Hamilton James Wiley, at one time a well-known resident in the Wairarapa. Mr Wiley was born in the Wellington province, but for the last ten years has been a resident of Logan, Utah, USA. He was run over by an engine on Saturday, December 15 and injured

* 1847 - 1903 Charles Richard Wiley
- born 15 Oct 1847 in Hutt Valley
- he married Priscilla FAWCETT (1853-1926) in 1871, a sister of his brother's partner, Charlotte Jane Gawcett
- they had 3 children
Charles next married Alice Lillian MOORE
- he died 24 Aug 1903 aged 55 and buried Hawera

* 1850 - 1918 William Martin Wiley
- born 26 Feb 1850 in the Hutt
- he married Damaris Owen WAKELIN (1854-) in 1878
- they had 8 children (some in Woodville)
William died 15 Nov 1918 aged 68 in Kawhia, Waikato (at the time of the flu pandemic) and buried St George Cemetery, Waipataki

* 1852 - 1921 Luther Gausden (Gordon) Wiley
- born 17 Jan 1852 in the Hutt
- he married Clara FAWCETT (1855-1924), sister of his 2 brothers' wives, 11 Nov 1873
- they had 12 children
Luther died 22 Aug 1921 aged 69 in Kawhia
Clara died 18 Jan 1924 and buried Auckland

* 1854 - 1927 David Thomas Wiley
- born 20 June 1854 in Lower Hutt
- he married Margaret COLLINS (1860-1936)
- they had 13 children, some in Hastwell which is 36km north of Masterton. Some in Carterton and others in Taranaki
David died 18 Jan 1927 aged 72 in New Plymouth and is buried Te Henui

* 1856 - 1871 Cornelius John Wiley
- born 19 Aug 1856 in Lower Hutt
- he died 13 Nov 1871 aged 14 and is buried Ohariu cemetery

* 1858 - 1863 Amelia Jennette Wiley
- born 16 Sep 1858 in the Hutt Valley
- she was accidently shot 28 April 1863 at the age of 4 when her brothers were cleaning their rifles
- buried Faith Cemetery, Hutt Valley

* 1860 - 1919 Albert Alonzo Wiley
- born 5 Nov 1860 in Ohariu Valley, Wellington
- he married Ann Christine JOHNSON
- they had children in the Wairarapa & Manawatu
Albert died 10 Sep 1919 aged 58

* 1863 - 1957 Robert Maxwell Wiley
- born 21 March 1863 in Ohariu Valley
- he married Caroline Nilsdotter NILSSON (1867-1943) in 1889 in Carterton
- they had 10 (known) children
At some stage Robert and Caroline (not known how many children also went, moved to Canada with the Mormon Faith
* 9 Feb 1886 became an Elder of the Church
* 26 May 1920 emigrated to Utah
* 4 July 1920 Patriarchal Blessing by Joseph Erribell
* 9 Feb 1921 he was Endowed at the Logan Temple and Sealed to Spouse
* 23 Aug 1931 he was made a High Priest by Apostle Lyman
Caroline died in 1943 and Robert remarried to Elizabeth BROWN 18 months later, he was then aged 81 and Elizabeth was 71
Robert died 13 Nov 1957 aged 94 in Cardston Hospital, Canada

* 1866 - 1866 Naomi Wiley
- Naomi was born still in Ohariu 1 March 1866

Hamilton J. Wiley, charge with the above offence, was fined 5s

Thursday 18 January 1865
Hamilton J. Wiley was again brought up, charged with lying drunk in the public streets. Fined 20s., in default committed for 48 hours

EVENING POST 11 November 1875
THIS DAY (before J.C. Crawford, Esq., R.M.)
A cross-action for assault between two old men, name Charles Clapham and Hamilton James Wiley created a good deal of amusement. It was complicated by the fact that both parties, and all their witnesses but one, were deaf. Mr Buckley appeared for Wiley.
According to Clapham's account, he was collecting his cows, which had strayed on Wiley's land, when the latter rushed at him, seized him by the throat, smacked his face to that extent that it was all the colours of the rainbow, and finally kicked him behind.
On this, witness said that if Wiley did that any more he should really be quite angry with him, and picked up a stick to defend himself, but he never struck Wiley with it; oh no, not he; he knew himself better
Wiley's story differed from that of his foe in a most remarkable manner. His view of the affair was that when Clapham was driving away the cows, he (witness) told him not to take away cattle without giving him notice. On this Clapham hit him on the head with a crooked stick, and afterwards fetched a big club (produced in Court) and struck him on the back with it. On this he did take Clapham by the collar and clap his ears for him.
Mrs Wiley, who was as deaf as her husband and his enemy, corroborated his statement and flourished the club about in a very striking manner, to illustrate Clapham's iniquities.
On being asked if he had any question to put, the defendant Clapham replied, "It's all false, villainous false!"
An independent witness was called. On his being sworn, the crier (who hitherto had been acting as an interpreter, and had become exceedingly hoarse under the vocal exertion required) asked him if he were deaf too, but the witness indignantly responded, "No!" in a stentorian voice, which frightened the whole Court into fits. He entirely confirmed the Wiley's tale. His worship dismissed the charge against Wiley and fined Clapham 10s and costs, with the alternative of 48 hours imprisonment, remarking that probably there would be fewer rows in that neighbourhood if the people were not so singularly dear and therefore apt to mistake one another's words.

NZ TRUTH 3 August 1907 (son)
Ham Wiley, of Carterton, departed for Logan City, Utah, three months ago, after embracing the Mormon faith. Ham took his family with him, which is a matter that may not bear complete investigation, for, however pleasant polygamy may be, from the point of view of the man, there are some girls who have a natural objection to sharing their husband's affections with another hussy. It must be confessed, however, that Ham's daughter Lizzie doesn't look forward to the future with anything like dread, judging by a letter written by her to a Dalefield resident. The steamer trip appears to have been excellent. The party was accompanied by six elders and four more elders, and a native sister came aboard at Samoa. At Honolulu another contingent joined the steamer, when the Mormon party totalled twelve elders and eleven saints. The letter didn't mention the division of the sexes, unless the saints are girls, but the assumption is that the elders were sinners. Lizzie finds Logan City quite a nice place, and hopes the Lord will gather in her Dalefield friend to Zion

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the 13 children of Mary Ellen FARNEY & Thomas Harford DILLON New Zealand

Mary Ellen FARNEY was born in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1846
She was a daughter of Barbara Farney (1822-1898) who later married Robert HUNTER and settled in Kaiapoi, Canterbury

Mary Ellen married Thomas Harford DILLON in 1863 at the Kaiapoi Registry Office
- he was a son of Thomas DILLON and Eleanor 'Ellen' NOWELL of Bath, Somerset. Thomas, (father) having been born during the voyage of the ship FIFESHIRE to Nelson in 1841, halfway across the Indian Ocean. He had been named after the ships Captain Harford ARNOLD

Mary Ellen and Thomas had 13 known children:

1864-1864 Alfred Dillon
- died an infant

1865-1865 Ellen Dillon
- premature baby, died aged 14 days

1866-1942 Thomas Dillon
- he married Elizabeth Valentine ERRINGTON
- Thomas died age 76

1869-1932 Arthur Dillon
- he died aged 63 of suicide

1871-1872 Robert Dillon
- he died aged 1 as a result of an accident

1873-1891 Katherine CLara Dillon
- died aged 18 due to illness

1875-1939 Herbert Dillon
- never married
- died aged 64

1878-1953 Frederick Dillon
- married Evelyn Kate MASON in 1903
- he died aged 75

1879-1951 Jessie Margaret Dillon
- married John ROBERTSON in 1902
- she died aged 72

1881-1948 Percy Dillon
- he married Martha Annie MCDOWELL in 1908
- he died aged 67

1883-1935 John Stuart Dillon
- he married Everil Isloa GREEN in 1915
- he married Annie Mary WHELAN in 1928
- no children of either marriage
- he died aged 52

1885-1962 Atanley Elliot Dillon
- he married Violet Emily GAYNE in 1915
- he married Elizabeth Amelia WILLIAMS in 1922
- no children of either marriage
- he died aged 77

1886-1961 Ellen Mary 'Daisy' Dillon
- she married Robert McLaren MAULE in 1907
- she died aged 75

help please with (2) Charles Hammond BENZIE - Dannevirke New Zealand & Perth West Australia

Charles Hammond BENZIE was born in Kent, England in 1853
- he sailed to New Zealand on the ADAMANT leaving London on 6th May 1874, arriving Nelson 8th August 1872
His future wife Amy Wood was also on board.
She was travelling with
her brother Albert Wood & his wife Eliabeth (Pankhurst) her older sister Harriet & her husband Henry Stevens

They later moved up to Dannevirke where his application for a license for the Criterion boardinghouse, Dannevirke, was refused in 1903

He died in 1915 and is buried in the Mangatera Cemetery in Dannevirke

They had a son they named Robert Hammond Benzie

There were 2 Robert Hammond Benzie born in New Zealand:

A Robert Hammond born 1880 to this Charles and Amy Benzie
- (this Robert died in 1966, no wife found) and
A Robert Hammond born 1886 (died in Perth 10-7-1972) to Henry Benzie (1858-1939) & Louise/Louisa Chambers
The latter was born in Wellington, moved to Subiaco, Perth Australia and was a shipping manager. He joined the Australian Army Service Corps in August 1916 - his next of kin was Bertha Evelyn ? (1885-1963) of 339 Barker Rd, Subiaco, Western Australia
Robert & Bertha are buried in Karrakatta cemetery, Perth
they also named a son Robert Hammond Benzie (1913-1999)

Other children of both that are named the same:
Sydney Benzie
Henry Benzie
Amelia Benzie

Can you help with the connection of these two Robert Hammond Benzie ?

James CHERRY + Helen Gardiner COOK - Dunedin New Zealand

James CHERRY was born in Sotland in 1863

he married Helen Gardiner COOK in New Zealand in 1881

- Helen was also born in Scotland, in 1864

They had 5 children:

1881-1970 Margaret Patrick Cherry
- she marrid James Nelson GALLAN in 1909
- she died in Dunedin in 1970 age 88

1883-? Mary McKean Cherry
- Mary married George William Henry SMART in 1910
- George died in 1918 aged 35
- Mary may have remarried, nothing found

1885-1961 Daniel Cherry
- he married Margaret Robinson McKINNON in 1909
- he died in 1961 aged 76

1887-1963 James Cook Cherry
- he married Lavinia Margaret ARGUE in 1914
- he died aged 76 in Dunedin

1891-1970 William Alexander Cherry
- he married Elsie Eveline JACKSON in 1920
- Elsie was a daughter of James Hayter Jackson jnr and Sarah Emily BENNETT
- he died in 1970 aged 79

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the LESLIEs at Hamilton Cemeteries - Waikato New Zealand

The LESLIEs in Hamilton, Waikato ceeteries:

1903 - 1962 Alan Leslie aged 59
- Location CHRRY-22-04 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1838 - 1967 Albert Alexander Leslie aged 29
- Location CHRRY-40-68 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1897 - 1980 Alexander Leslie aged 83
- lived in Eventide Home Tamahere
- ashes in GARDN-A10-082 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1922 - 2009 Alfred John Leslie aged 87
- Matariki Hospital, 389 Kihikihi Rd, Te Awamutu
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1939 - 1979 Anne Laidlaw Gardiner Leslie aged 40
- lived 42 Sandwich Rd Hamilton
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1903 - 1995 Annie Ellen Leslie aged 92
- lived 121 Avalon Dr Hamilton
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1934 - 1934 Baby Leslie born still
- child of John Lawson & May LESLIE
- Location S/B-UNKNO-0 at Hamilton East Cemetery

1945 - 1964 Colin James Leslie aged 19
- possibly a son of Annie Ellen Leslie
- lived 121 Avalon Dr Hamilton
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1917 - 1983 Donald Philip Robert Leslie
- lived R D 2 Taupiri
- ashes at Location GARDN-J-261 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1906 - 1989 Dorothy Ann Leslie (nee FULTON) aged 83
- wife of John Leighton Leslie
- lived C/- 25 Houchen Rd Hamilton
- Location CHRRY-19-27 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1939 - 2008 Dorothy Marjory Leslie aged 69
- lived 36 William Street, Huntly
- cremated at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1867 - 1949 Ethel Maud Leslie aged 81
- Location MASON-A-07 at Hamilton East Cemetery

1933 - 2007 Fay Elizabeth Leslie aged 74
- lived 9 Dunlop Crescent, Te Aroha
- cremated at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1879 - 1908 George Wallace Leslie aged 29
- son of George LESLIE & Elizabeth WALLACE
- Location A2A-Q-12 at Hamilton West Cemetery

1999 - 1999 Jarrod Michael James Leslie aged 23 hours
- lived 8 Terrace Ave Morrinsville
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1905 - 1984 John Lawson Leslie aged 79
- husband of May
- father of unnamed still baby
- lived 255 Ulster St Hamilton
- Location GARDN-A5-28 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1900 - 1962 John Leighton Leslie aged 62
- husband of Dorothy Ann Fulton
- Location CHRRY-19-26 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1940 - 2008 Karen Jean Leslie aged 68
- lived Tararu Home, Thames
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1942 - 1992 Lesley Patricia Leslie aged 50
- lived Hoeka Rd Matangi, R D 4, Hamilton
- ashes Location GARDN-N-215 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1857 - 1975 Malcolm John Leslie aged 18
- 19 Anderson St Morrinsville
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1905 - 1982 Marjorie Roberta Leslie aged 77
- Location MAPLE-05-25 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1876 - 1962 Martha Maria (Aka Smith) Leslie aged 86
- died in Auckland
- Location CHRRY-11-11 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1908 - 1975 May Leslie aged 67
- wife of John (1905-1984)
- mother of unnamed still baby
- lived 255 Ulster St Hamilton
- Location GARDN-A5-29 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1989 - 1989 Michelle Karen Leslie aged 1 day
- at 27 Sunshine Settlement Taumarunui
- cremated Hamilton Park Cemetery

1934 - 2008 Ngaire May Leslie aged 74
- lived Maeroa Lodge, Maeroa Rd, Hamilton
- ashes at Location GARDN-J-261 Hamilton Park Cemetery

1955 - 1955 Ngakuku Peter Leslie aged 4 months
- Location E-E-20 at Hamilton East Cemetery

1897 - 1971 Peter Denny Leslie aged 74
- lived 7 Young St Hamilton
- ashes spread Location GARDN-SUNKN-0000 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1941 - 2003 William Herbert 'Bill' Leslie aged 62
- lived 42 Sandwich Rd Hamilton
- Location MAPLE-48-13 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

1842 - 1876 William Norman Leslie
- son of Patrick Leslie (1815-1881) of Aberdeen
- Location MASON-A-07 at Hamilton East Cemetery

Elizabeth GAZZARD + Alexander BURLING - Masterton, New Zealand

Elizabeth Caroline GAZZARD was born in 1868 in Poplar, Greater London, England
She arrived in New Zealand as a 6 year old with her parents Jesse GAZZARD & Sarah Ann WHITMORE and sister Charlotte Elizabeth Gazzard on the DOUGLAS in 1874
The family settled in Taueru, a settlement 10km west of Masterton on the Castlepoint road

Elizabeth marrid Alexander Alfred BURLING at Taueru
They lived there until 1914 when they moved to Kaituna.
She was a maternity nurse in Masterton and Palmerston North, retiring at the age of 84.
She returned to Masterton where she died in 1963
She is buried in the Archer St Cemetery

Alexander was a son of Alfred John Burling Westham, Stratford, England & Mary GAFFNEY of Armagh, Ireland

The children of ELizabeth and Alexander were all were born at Taueru:
1886 Eliza Caroline Lilian Burling
- Eliza died in Masterton in 1897 aged 11

1897 Alexander Alfred Jessie Burling
- Alexander married Catherine Mabel BUDD in Masterton in 1920
- he died in Tinui in 1961 aged 64

1898 Alfred William Burling
- Alfred died as an infant in 1898

1898 Flora Edith Sarah Burling
- Flora married Claude Peachey JARRETT in Masterton in 1920
- she died in Masterton in 1984 aged 86

1902 Ruth Alice Mary Burling
- Ruth married Francis Lot CROSS in Masterton in 1920
- she died in Masterton in 1922 aged 20
- Francis remarried in 1923 to Mary Ellen BREWER

1906 Charlottle Elizabeth Ruby Burling
- Charlotte married Frederick Ernest COLLIS in Levin in 1923
- she died in 1963 aged 56

16 children of Isabella Nelson HUNT (nee Grieve) - OTAGO

Isabella Nelson GRIEVE (1865-1939) married George HUNT (1856-1936) in 1881
- she was 16 years old and had 16 children over the next 23 years

They lived in Tahatika, in the deep south of the South Island region of Otago
They are buried in Block 6, Plot 29 at Waikouaiti cemetery, Hawksbury

... 1
1882 George Itchman Hunt
- no marriage found at this time
- he died 28 March 1959 aged 76
- buried Plot 74, Block 215 at Andersons Bay Cemetery

... 2
1883 Caroline Annie Hunt
- married John HALFKA in 1906
- she died in 1963 aged 79

... 3
1884 - 1961 Albert Edward Hunt
- died 4 November 1961 aged 77
- buried Block 6, Plot 29, Waikouaiti cemetery with his parents

... 4
1886 Elizabeth Gertude Hunt
- married Robert CHALLIS in 1908
- she died 24 May 1969 aged 82 & buried Plot 768, Block V at East Taieri Cemetery with a daughter, Rita Georgina Challis (1912-1985)

... 5
1887 Charles Hunt
- possibly married Sarah CRUMING in 1917
- he died in 1973 aged 86

... 6
1888 Henry Hunt
- possibly married Dora Ellen ATTFIELD in 1912
- died in 1966 aged 77

... 7
1888 John Frederick Hunt
- married Isabella Agnes Bertha ROOKE in 1921
- died in 1968 aged 71

... 8
1889 Charlotte Hunt
- married James Henry BARNES in 1912
- she died in 1855 aged 65

... 9
1892 Joseph Hunt
- married Janet Fyfe CHALMERS in 1915
- died in 1967 aged 75

... 10
1895 Benjamin Hunt
- no marriage found
- died in 1962 aged 67

... 11
1896 Emma Hunt
- married Clement Charles PALMER (1890-1983) in 1919
- they had 4 sons:
1920 - 1876 Clement Harold Palmer
John Palmer
George Palmer
Allen Palmer
... thanks to the comment of Palmer2 below. Taonga : a Palmer Family Whakapapa
EMMA died in 1933 aged 37

... 12
1897 Isabella Mary Hunt
- married Guy Liddel STRINGER in 1924
- she died in 1946 ahd 48

... 13
1898 Louisa Harriet Hunt
- died in 1918 aged 20 (Flu Pandemic?)
Otago Daily Times, 25 November 1918 HUNT - On November 24, 1918, at Dunedin, Louisa Harriet, dearly beloved youngest daughter of George and Isabella Hunt, of Waikouaiti; aged 20 years. Deeply mourned. Private interment. - A. Archer and Co., undertakers
- Louisa is buried at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin

... 14
1900 Thomas Richard Hunt
- no marriage found
- he died in 1983 aged 82

... 15
1903 - 1980 Andrew William Hunt
- married Margaret Isobel CHALMERS in 1929
ANDREW died 27 July 1980 aged 77
- he is buried Block 6, Plot 28, Waikouaiti Cemetery with Isobel

... 16
1905 James Herbert Colin Hunt
- no marriage found
- he died in 1972 aged 67

Your help would be apreciated in verifying or amending the spouses

There are 141 HUNTs buried in the Dunedin Cemeteries of Otago

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children of Frederick BONNINGTON + Mary Ann SAYWELL Nelson & Canterbury

Frederick BONNINGTON was born 1844 in Chesterfield Derbyshire England.

He emigrated to New Zealand before 1865 and settled in Nelson, Marlborough.

He married Mary Ann SAYWELL on 21st February 1865 at her father George Saywell's residence in Richmond, Nelson (her mother was Susan GOATHAM of Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent). Mary Ann was the 12th of their 15 children. Her sister Susan Quafe Saywell married Frederick's brother, Herbert Bonnington

In 1873 Frederick and Mary Ann Bonnington left Nelson and settled in Ashburton (which is 86km south of Christchurch, Canterbury) - they actually settled and farmed in Tinwald, which is 3km south again ...
- Tinwald was originally the only settlement within a 10km radius. When the European settlers arrived they finally managed to cross the Ashburton river thus forming the next settlement, Ashburton.
The Tinwald school opened in 1879

On 4th August 1873 at 11 o'clock am they held an auction sale of all their effects:
* 6 useful trap horses, quiet and handy
* 1 saddle horse, a weight carrier
* 60 sheep, ewes and lambs
* 20 first-class pigs
* 1 splendid bred boar
* 1 milk cow in full milk
* 1 steer and heifer calf
* ducks, fowls, and turkeys
* harness - 2 sets harness, plated 1 set cart harness
* carts- 2 spring carts in excellent condition, 1 horse cart
* farming implements - plough, harrows, forks, spades, shovels, grind-stone, chaff cutter
* household furniture - tables, chairs, arm chairs, easy chairs, sofas, washstands, carpets, bedsteads, pictures, lamps, clocks, &c, &c
first class harmonium in musical condition, splendid tuned violin and bow * Grover and Baker sewing machine
* dairy utensils - cheese vats, milk pans, tubs, brine tubs, large
* iron tank
Lunch provided

Frederick and Mary Ann had 13 known children:

1865 - Herbert Edward Bonnington Bonnington
- Herbert married marianne PARRY in 1895
- he died in Ashburton in 1934 aged 69

1867 - Frederick William Bonnington
- Frederick married Mennine McFARLANE in 1907
- he died in 1924 aged 57

1868 - Edgar Charles Bonnington
- Edgar married Sarah Jane DRAKE in 1898
- he died in Ashburton in 1946 ged 78

1870 - Albert George Bonnington
- Albert died in Richmond Nelson in 1873 aged 2

1872 - Bertha Mary Bonnington
- Bertha married Thomas Henry UNDRILL in 1896
- she died in 1923 aged 50

1876 - Rosamond "Rosie" Bonnington
- Rosie married Thomas PETHICK in 1914
- she died in 1975 aged 99

1878 - Eleanor Maria Bonnington
- Eleanor died in 1878 aged 4 months

1879 - Ernest Thomas Bonnington
- Ernest died in 1879 aged 9 weeks

1880 - Clarence Henry Bonnington
- Clarence married Annie GALE in 1904
- Annie died the following year in Ashburton aged 21
- Clarence married Annie WILLIAMS in 1911
- he died in 1925 aged 44

1882 - Stanley John Bonnington
- Stanley married Ethel May PASSMORE in 1907
- he died in 1972 aged 90

1885 - Elsie Maud Bonnington
- Elsie married Percy Gerald RICKARD in 1915
- she died in 1949 aged 63

1886 - Emma Fleetwood Bonnington
- Emma married Walter Warner REDDECLIFFE in 1915
- she died in Hororata, Canterbury in 1959 aged 72

1888 - Lilian Amy Bonnington
- Lilian married Arthur RAIT in 1911
- she died in Christchurch in 1980 aged 92

Frederick died in 1907 in Ashburton aged 63
Mary Ann died in 1912 in Ashburton aged 66


The original list of men was taken from the site:

Piopio is a small town in the Waitomo District 23km south of Te Kuiti.
The Piopio bird was a native Thrush - now extinct.
They were very tame forest omnivores. The South Island piopio was last seen at Lake Hauroko and Caswell Sound in 1947 and was declared extinct in 1963. The last North Island species was observed in 1949 at Te Aurora, Wanganui. Sir Walter Buller described the piopio as unquestionably New Zealand's best songbird, a title bestowed on the Kokako today
... All Streets in Piopio are named after NZ native birds
... (Piopio is commonly sounded as pew pew)

The Piopio war memorial is in the main street outside the hall

To the glory of God in everlasting remembrance of the men of this district who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War 1914-1918

WORLD WAR I - 1914-1918

BARNETT Lewen Maughan PRIVATE #12/699 (database has Llewelyn)
- born 1894
- he was a son of a prolific composer who emigrated to Australia (circa 1890) where he was appointed organist and choirmaster at Hobart Cathedral. After a tour of New Zealand his father settled in Napier in 1893 where he became the organist at the Cathedral
- he had a sister Gladys Barnett born in 1895
- served with Auckland Infantry Battalion NZEF 16th (Waikato) Company
- KILLED IN ACTION on 25th April 1915 aged 21
- son of: John Maughan BARNETT (1867-1938) & Harriett Frances TUGWELL (1865-1925), 212 Remuera Rd, Auckland
- ALSO LISTED AS: John Barnett (father) Manukau Road, Auckland
- Lewen lived in Piopio at enlistment
- Grave/Memorial Reference: 72. at Lone Pine Memorial Turkey

BRADLEY William George PRIVATE #12/2652 (database has William G)
- born 1885 in Waikouaiti Dunedin
- he was a Farm Hand in Piopio
- served with NZEF Auckland Infantry Battalion 6th Reinforcements
- DIED OF JAUNDICE at sea from Gallipoli 19 November 1915 aged 30
- son of William Bradley
- Next Of Kin - R. Bradley (brother) of Piopio
- his parents lived in Motu, Gisborne at time of enlistment. Motu is about 84km north west of Gisborne. With the Motu River Valley covered with mature forest the settlers began to clear the land during the 1890's and it became a busy sawmilling settlement. Motu means isolated or severed.
- Grave/Memorial - 72. at Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey

BURROW (no S) Reginald Hadderton TROOPER #31065
(database has BURROWS)
- born 1887 in Staffordshire, England
- he was a farmer
- served with NZEF 21st Reinforcements Auckland Mounted Rifles Brigade - DIED OF WOUNDS in Palestine 31st October 1917 aged 30
- Son of Richard Edward (1858-1939) & Emily Louisa (1858-1953) Burrow
- parents lived in Piopio at that time
- Grave/Memorial - B. 52. at Beersheba War Cemetery Israel

CANTLAY Cecil Francis PRIVATE #23969
- born 1884 in Ceylon
- he was a Farmer
- served with NZEF 13th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
- KILLED IN ACTION on Somme, France on 31st October 1916 aged 32
- son of Charles (1851-1924) & Lillian Jane Aphrah (1860-1944) Cantlay of Bluff Hill, Napier
- his parents lived in Piopio at the time
- Grave/Memorial - IV. A. 26. at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres Nord, France

COUSTON George PRIVATE #12/709
- born 1889
- he was farming in Te Kuiti
- served with the Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion 16th (Waikato) Company
- KILLED IN ACTION in Gallipoli, Turkey on 25th April 1915 aged 26
- son of William COUSTON (1839-1927) & Fanny BAGLEY (1852-1930)
- his parents lived at 301 Rattray St, Dunedin at the time
- the children of William & Fanny Couston were:
1875-1925 - Benjamin Bagley Couston
1876-1952 - Fanny Mary Whittingham Couston
1878-1939 - Elizabeth Couston
1880-1971 - Harriet Couston
1882-1941 - Charles Kent Couston
1886-1980 - Florence Couston
1888-0000 - Lilian Couston
1889-1915 - George Couston
- Grave/Memorial - 72. at Lone Pine Memorial, Anzac, Turkey

- born 1884 in Tasman Street Wellington
- he was living in Piopio on enlistment
- served with the Main Body NZ Field Artillery 1st Battalion
- DIED OF WOUNDS on 21st October 1916 aged 32
- son of John (1855-1928) and Emily (1850-1938) Danks of Marine Parade, Eastbourne, Wellington
- ALSO LISTED AS: John Danks (father) 88 Tasman Street, Wellington. John was a J.P., on the Wellington City Council and Representative of the Wellington Hospital Board of Trustees. He and his father Samuel Danks (1831-1893) were brass founders in Brandon Street Wellington. They had a patent for a invention for securing the efficient working of water meters on all descriptions of hydraulic motors. Samuel's brother John (the Director/Chairman of the Melbourne Bank in 1879) also had a brass foundery in Moray Street, Emerald Hill, Melbourne around the same time
- John and Emily are buried in Bolton St Cemetery with John's parents and other family members
- the children of John & Emily were:
1880-? - John Danks - a House, Land & Business Agent in Custom House Quay Wellington
1881-1948 - Samuel Danks
1884-1916 - William Danks
1886-1886 - Sarah Danks
1893 - Fred Hilton Danks
1898 - Doris Emily Danks
- Grave/Memorial - I. E. 26. at A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France

FLOYD Samuel PRIVATE #64483
- born 1882 in Inglewood
- served with NZEF 32nd Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company NZ Entrenching Battalion
- DIED on 1st February 1921 aged 39
- son of George (1851-1928) and Maria (1852-1927) Floyd of Patea, South Taranaki
- husband of Gwendoline FROST (formerly Floyd) of Southleigh, Mylor, Cornwall, England
- his parents and brother Thomas are also buried in Patea
- the children of George & Maria were:
1876-000 - Mary Katherine Floyd
1878-1963 - Joseph Floyd
1880-000 - Matilda Floyd
1882-1921 - Samuel Floyd
1883-1939 - Ellen Floyd
1887-1963 - Frank Floyd
1888-1969 - Emma Floyd
1891-1969 - Ada Floyd
1894-1959 - Alice Floyd
1897-1955 - Lilian Rose Floyd - named as Next of Kin, in Junction Rd Inglewood
1900-1979 - General George Redvers Baden (full name given at brith) Floyd
1903-1940 - Thomas Floyd - buried at Patea with Maurice William Floyd (1937-1944)
- Grave - Old Plot 4, New Plot 763, Block 85 at Patea Cemetery, Scotland Street

- there was no soldier with first or second name Charles that (admitted to have) lived or worked in Piopio at that time on any database anywhere - your help would be greatly appreciated

HILL James McClintock PRIVATE #12546
- born 1891, brother of Oliver below
- he was a Bushman
- served with NZEF 12th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, J Company
- KILLED IN ACTION in Somme France on 30th March 1918 (3 months before Oliver) aged 26
- son of J. Hill (father) Haku, Te Kuiti
- ALSO LISTED AS: son of Mr & Mrs Hill of Arthur St West, Onehunga
- parents were: James HILL & Elizabeth THOMAS
- their known children were:
1879-1938 - William John Hill
1881-1918 - Oliver Hill - KILLED IN ACTION see following soldier
1883 - Robert Hill
1891-1918 - James McClintock Hill
- Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 6. at Euston Rd Cemetery Colincamps, France

HILL Oliver RIFLEMAN #48719
- born 1881, brother of James above
- he was a Farmer
- served with NZ Rifle Brigade Reinforcements J Company 4th Battalion 3rd
- KILLED IN ACTION in France on 15th July 1918 (3 months after James) aged 37
- son of James HILL & Elizabeth THOMAS (see above at brother James bio)
- parents lived in Onehunga at the time
- Grave/Memorial - I. J. 2. at Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

JACKSON George Covell TROOPER #13/372
- born 1889
- he was a Lawyer
- served with Auckland Mounted Rifles, Main Body
- DIED OF WOUNDS at Gallipoli, Turkey when he was struck by shrapnel on 5th June 1915 aged 26
- he died 3 years before the birth of his nephew, and namesake, George Covell Jackson, who himself became a victim of war in 1941 on the Western Desert (see WWII below)
- son of George Ernest JACKSON (1862-1944) & Ellen BRYCE (1864-1918) of Wanganui & Piopio
- George (soldier) lived in Frankton Rd, Hamilton at enlistment
- the children of George & Ellen were:
1889-1918 - George Covell Jackson
1890 - Charles Ernest - Charles was to marry Cecilia Josephine LAWSON in 1913 and they became the
parents of George Covell Jackson who died in WWII on the Western Desert (see below at WWII)
1895 - Elizabeth Anne
1898 - Evelyn
- Grave/Memorial - D. 18. at Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
- see also George Covell Jackson WWII below
- From the AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS 24 JUNE 1915 JACKSON, Trooper George Covell - who is reported to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the elder don of Mr George E Jackson of Hamilton and Piopio and a grandson of the late Hon John Bryce. He was born in 1890 and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and at Victoria University College. He graduated BA in 1912 and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1913, when he commenced practice in Hamilton in partnership with Mr De La Mare

- born 1870 in Hokitika, West Coast
- he was a Farmer in Piopio at enlistment
- served with NZEF 11th Reinforcements, J Company
- also served on the Western Front and in the South African Campaign
- died on 21st January 1918 aged 48
- son of John JOHNSTON & Elizabeth CLARK
- husband of Annie C. Johnston of 26 Lochiel Rd, Remuera, Auckland
- ALSO LISTED AS: Mrs Annie C. Johnston (wife) Piopio
- she was Annie Christina GEBHARST and they married in 1896
- their children were:
1896 - William Eli Johnston
1899 - Mavis Elizabeth Johnston
1904 - Mary Hammond Johnston
1908 - George Johnston
- Grave Prot. Soldiers Area A, Row 1, Grave 1. at Waikumete Cemetery Auckland

PETCH George Alfred #25582
- born 1898
- he was a farmer at Te Kuiti prior to enlistment
- served with NZEF 17th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
- KILLED IN ACTION France on 8th May 1918 aged 20
- son of Phoebe Rebecca (1876-1948) and the late William (1865-1899) Petch
- his mother was by then living in Fitzroy, New Plymouth
- he had a brother Reginald William (1899-1975) and a sister Annie Alice (1896-?) There were possibly other siblings
- Memorial VI.G.8. at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Ieper, West-Vlaanderen Belgium

RIDDLE Ewing Stevens PRIVATE #32067
- born 1894
- he was a farmer prior to enlistment
- served with NZ Rifle Brigade 13th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
- KILLED IN ACTION Le Quesnoy, France on 4th November 1918 aged 24 (2 years 2 months after his brother John below)
- son of Walter RIDDLE (1836-1914) & Marian Campbell STEVENS (1852-1922)
- his mother was living in Pio Pio at the time
- the children of Walter & Marian were:
1878 Stevens Riddle
1879 Robert Riddle
1881 Collin John Riddle - (of Rira, Te Kuiti was listed as Next Of Kin for both brothers Ewing & John)
1883 Marian Stevens Riddle
1885 John Riddle - KILLED IN ACTION see following soldier
1886 Patrick Alexander Riddle
1887 Amy Ewing Riddle
1889 Sarah Campbell McPherson Riddle
1890 Ann Margaret Riddle
1892 Hormah Riddle
1894-1918 Ewing Stevens Riddle
1900 Campbell Frederick Theodore Riddle
- Grave at I. A. 25. Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France

RIDDLE John PRIVATE #12/3140
- born 1885
- he was at Rira, Te Kuiti at enlistment
- served with Auckland Infantry Battalion 7th Reinforcements
- KILLED IN ACTION Somme, France on 30th September 1916 aged 31
- son of Walter (1836-1914) Riddle & Marian Campbell (1852-1922) Stevens
- his mother was living in Pio Pio at the time
- see his siblings above
- Memorial at Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial Somme, France

ROWE Alfred
- there was no soldier named Alfred Rowe that (admitted to have)lived or worked in Piopio at that time and died in WWI on any database anywhere - your help would be greatly appreciated

SLINES William James PRIVATE #12/864
- born 1892 POSSIBLY before parents immigration
- he left for Suez, Egypt on the Star of India or Waimana on 16th October 1914
- served with the Main Body of the Auckland Infantry Battalion
- he was wounded in 10th June 1915, admitted to the Deaconess Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt on 17th June 1915 and on the 21st October 1915 was returned, wounded on the TOFUA (photo of SS Tofua)
- died on 17th November 1918 aged 26. Not mentioned anywhere as dying of wounds but date suggests
he may have been a victim of the Flu Pandemic (died 3 years after returning to NZ)
- son of James (1865-1931) & Margaret (1872-1951) Slines of Paemako, via Te Kuiti
- he lived in Kawhia at time of enlistment, was listed as being from Piopio on his death details
- he is buried in Hamilton West
- the known children of James & Margaret Slines were:
1892-1918 - William James Slines
1895 - Mary Theresa Slines
1897 - Margaret Emma Slines
1899 - Fanny Slines
1902-1967 - Norah Evelyn Slines
1904 - Martin Joseph Patrick Slines
1906-1970 - Robert Desmond Slines
1909 - Eileen Margaret Slines
- Grave: Location A3-XX-21 at Hamilton West Cemetery
- NOTE there was also a John Sline, farmhand from Piopio, who served in WWI with the NZEF 36th Reinforcements A Company as Private #70750. His Next Of Kin was listed as Mrs I. Slines (mother) Piopio, King-country

STACEY William PRIVATE #45564
- born 1889 in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
- he was a Bushman
- served with NZEF 25th Reinforcements E Company 2nd Battalion
- he died on 11th October 1918 in Le Cateau, France aged 29
- son of Robert J. and Henrietta Stacey of Nubeena, Tasmania
- Grave/Memorial II. A. 6. at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France

WORLD WAR - II 1939-1945

ARMSTRONG Richard Clyde FLIGHT SERGEANT #405770 (database has R G Armstrong)
- born 1912 in Te Kuiti
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force, 228 Squadron
- MISSING PRESUMED DEAD on 12th July 1943 aged 31
- son of Albert Harold ARMSTRONG (1882-1958) & Florence Daisy NICHOLSON (1888-1957)
- his parents lived in Brown's Bay, Auckland at that time
- Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 198. at Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK

BATTLEY Thomas Herbert PRIVATE #64441 (database has BATLEY)
- born 1913
- served with New Zealand Infantry
- died on 21-11-1945 aged 28
- son of Herbert William BATTLEY (1875-1928) & Christina Allan McMILLAN (1887-1953) of Piopio
- Herbert & Christina were married on 17-3-1909 in St Davids Parish, Kyber Pass Auckland
- Grave/Memorial 2. 57. at Piopio Cemetery

BUCKERIDGE Clifford Herne CORPORAL #8815
- born 1917
- served with NZ 27th Machine Gun Battalion
- DIED OF WOUNDS in the Western Desert on 4th July 1942 aged 25
- son of Edmund Herne BUCKERIDGE (1886-1962) & Violet ROLTON (1887-1953) Pio Pio, Te Kuiti
- Grave/Memorial - XXVIII. F. 8. at El Alamein War Cemetery Egypt

DEMPSEY Dennis James SERGEANT (PILOT) #405240
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force, 11 Operational Training Unit
- DIED in the United Kingdom on 15th December 1941 aged 22
- son of James and Annie Dempsey of Te Kuiti
- Grave/Memorial - Row DD. Grave 9. at Bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery Cambridgeshire

DOWNARD Henry William Manfred SERGEANT #NZ41315
- born 1914
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force
- DIED on 18th December 1942 over the Pacific aged 28
- son of Henry DOWNARD & Maria BLUMHARDT
- husband of Doreen Downard of Pio Pio
- Grave/Memorial - Panel 7. at Bourail Memorial, New Caledonia

FARRER Matthew Cameron LANCE CORPORAL #13/102 OR #13/1023
- born 4th June 1922 in Hamilton, Waikato
- he was a student
- served with Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Victorious
- DIED an accidental death on active service miles west of Treugga, Cornwall, United Kingdomon on the 27th August 1945 aged 23
- Son of Matthew Roland & Dorothy Lucy Clare Farrer of Te Kuiti
- received the Distinguished Service Cross
- Grave/Memorial - Panel 8. at NZ Naval Memorial, Devonport Auckland

GRIFFITHS Gordon Neil Ross CORPORAL #81843
- born 1918
- he was a Truck Driver prior to enlistment
- served with NZ Armoured Corps, 18th Armoured Regiment 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force
- KILLED IN ACTION on 25th July 1944 in Italy aged 26
- son of Robert Ross GRIFFITHS & Amy GRASON of Rotorua
- husband of Mrs E.R. Griffiths (wife) c/o A. Dodunski, Otewa Road, Otorohanga
- enlistmnet address: c/o Mrs E. Brooks, Huntly South
- Grave/Memorial - VII. G. 2. at Florence War Cemetery, Italy

JACKSON George Covell #24097
- born 1918 in Piopio and named after his uncle who was killed in action in Gallipoli 3 years before he was born
- served with NZ Infantry 24th Infantry Battalion
- died in the Western Desert on 30th November 1941 aged 23
- son of George Ernest JACKSON (1862-1944) & Ellen BRYCE (1864-1918) of Piopio
- see also George Covell Jackson at WWI above
- Grave/Memorial - 6. G. 19. at Knighsbridge War Cemetery Acroma, Libya

JONES D.L. - (database has D L Jones)
- Douglas Loftus Jones OR David Lloyd Jone OR David Llewellyn Jones
- there was also just D. L. Jones who served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 57 Squadron, took off 2000 Feltwell in a Wellington IC, Operation Berlin and was captured as POW - no other information but I believe this is probably the one mentioned

KELSO Francis PRIVATE #66829
- born 1913
- served with 21st NZ Infantry Battalion
- DIED in the Western Desert on 22nd July 1942 aged 29
- son of Son of James and Margaret Kelso
- Grave/Memorial - I. C. 21. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

NEWTON Hautapu CORPORAL #25960
- born 1908
- he was a Labourer in Te Kuiti
- served with 28th (Maori) Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force
- KILLED IN ACTION in the Western Desert on 5th July 1942 aged 34
- son of Te Wharangi Ngarotata & Marama Ngarotata Newton of Piopio
- husband of Eliza Newton of Otorohanga
- he was a widower at time of enlistment
- Grave/Memorial - VIII. F. 12. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

O'MALLEY (database has N. O'MALLEY)
- only N killed in WWII was LANCE CORPORAL Nui O'MALLEY #16372
- born 1910
- served with New Zealand Armoured Corps and Long Range Desert Group - DIED in the Western Desert on 18th November 1942 aged 32
- son of James O'MALLEY & Agnes MabelPULLMAN
- husband of Ethel Dorothy O'Malley of Wairoa, Hawke's Bay
- Grave/Memorial - 12. D. 4. at Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya
- confirmation of Nui would be appreciated

SMALE Victor Edwin TROOPER #434617
- born 1922
- served with New Zealand Armoured Corps 20th Armoured Regiment
- DIED in Italy on 15th December 1944 aged 22
- son of Thomas Philip SMALE (1894-1966) & Margaret MAY (1890-1964) of Gisborne, Hawke's Bay
- husband of Anne Smale of Gisborne
- Grave/Memorial - VI, A, 10. at Forli War Cemetery, Italy

- born 1916
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force 3rd Squadron
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE on 9th June 1944 over the Pacific aged 28
- son of Fred Rudman Tarrant and his 1st wife Edith Mary GREY of Onehunga, Auckland
- his father remarried in 1929 to Eliza Hibbert SHEPHERD
- husband of Hilda Adelaide Tarrant of Taunton, Somerset, England
- Grave/Memorial - 5. 28. at Bourail NZ War Cemetery

VIPOND Alfred Henry PRIVATE #36887 (database has H Vipond)
- born 24 January 1915
- served with New Zealand Infantry Brigade 22nd (Motor) Infantry Battalion
- DIED OF WOUNDS on 15th July 1942 in the Western Desert aged 27
- son of William Henry VIPOND (1877-1952) & Elizabeth May WOODCOCK of Avondale Auckland
- Grave/Memorial - XXVIII. F. 23. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

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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