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Robert Collings Tennent - Rio de Janiero, Brazil to Woodville, New Zealand

Robert Collings Tennent (1849-1939) was born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil to British parents Robert Tennent and Penelope Cowper

- he emmigrated to New Zealand with his widowed mother, 2 brothers, Douglas Cowper Tennent and Edward Cowper Tennent, sister Isabella and 2 other unnamed siblings on the BRITISH EMPIRE which landed in Lyttelton in 1864
-(on the pasenger list their name is spelt Tenant)
- they settled in Nelson in about 1865

- brother Douglas Cowper Tennent (1851-1920) moved north to Marton to start a business of Tennent and Simpson, auctioneers, stock and station agents, he became the Mayor of Marton in November 1896 and was a Grain Merchant, Accountant, Land, Estate and Commission Agent
- he married Agnes Mary Ellen Greenwood (1858-1937) in 1878
their children were:
1879-? Cecil Cowper Tennent - may have moved to Australia
1881-1970 Elsie Gascoigne Tennent - born in Nelson
- her birth notice in the NELSON EVENING MAIL
- married Robert Nicholas Todd 1906
1882-1970 Percy Douglas Tennent
- his birth notice in the NELSON EVENING MAIL
- married Elsie Julia Commons in 1914
- she was a duaghter of William McKenzie Commons & Catherine Sarah Wrigley
1884-1964 Dorothy Isabelle Tennent
- married Albert Victor Oliver 1917. He is possibly a brother of Otway Oliver who married Dorothy's sister Noeline (see siblings at end notes)
1886-1969 John Greenwood Tennent - engineer Feilding
- served in WWI, serial number 7/522, trooper with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles
- married Kate Augusta Crump in 1925
- she was a daughter of Philip Charles Crump & Mary Symbourne Commons
1887-1972 Charlotte Marion Tennent
- married Herbert Boyer 1915
1889-1975 William Cowper Tennent
- married Elsie Mary Allden Johnson in 1926
- was cremated at Purewa Crematorium Auckland, ashes scattered
1896-1974 Noeline Jessie Tennent
- married Otway Ernest Oliver 1921. He was 1 of 9 (known) children of James Oliver & Ellen Josling (*see notes at end)
In 1914 when sons William Cowper & John Greenwood served in WWI, Douglas was living in 6 Mathieson Street, Wanganui. William was living in 34 Bourke Street, Palmerston North, John was living in Whakamatau (west of Christchurch)
- In January 1905 Douglas and William James Tennent were living on 1 acre, Section 16, Rangitikei Agricultural Reserve
- it is very possible that this William James Tennent was a younger brother of Robert, Douglas & Edward (one of the unnamed on the passenger list)

- brother ? William James Tennent (1856-1930) married Katherine Jessie Kesteven (1853-1924) in 1881 in Christchurch
- their marriage notice in the TIMARU HERALD
their (known) children were:
1882-1946 Edith Penelope Tennent - didn't marry
- cremated at Karori, Wellington
1883-1960 Hobart Cother Tennent - farmer Palmerston North 1885-1969 Oswald Kesteven Tennent - bank manager in Hawera, in 1931 applied for his drivers license after 1 weeks driving experience
- married Kathleen Kiver Allison in 1915. She the eldest child of Henry Allison & Elizabeth Jane Kiver. Her siblings were: Henry Kiver Allison, Charles Wynn Kiver Allison, Eric Victor Kiver Allison, Leslie Tracy Kiver Allison
- Oswald & Kathleen had Peter Kenard Tennent in Christchurch 1918
1886-1917 Kenard William Tennent - killed in action Ypres Belgium
1888-1979 Ida Frances Tennent - graduated with a BA from Victoria University, Wellington 1908
- married George Max Cleghorn 1918. He was a son of George Cleghorn & Helen Browning (1868-1955) who married in 1888. George was previously married in 1886 to Helen' sister Annie (1861-1887)
In 1917 when sons Hobart Cother & Kenard William served in WWI, William James was living in 69 Essex St, Masterton. His wife Katherine was buried in the Archer St cemetery Masterton in November 1924

- brother Edward Cowper Tennent (1848-1914), farmed in Nelson for 2 years before moving toWagga-Wagga, NSW. He was a Classical master at Hobart Tasmania, Minister in the Presbyterian Church in 1881, officiating in Tasmania and Dunedin NZ.
- he married Amy Margaret ? in Australia and a son Stuart Ralston Tennent was born in Tasmania in 1888. Stuart died of wounds 16-8-1915 at sea from Egypt to Gallipoli. He was serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, 2nd Reinforcements, serial number 11/831. He had been living at 319 Willis Street, Wellington. He is buried at the Alexandria (CHATBY) Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt
- He married again, to Edith Jessie Huxtable in 1897. Jessie's father was C. H. Huxtable of Elphinstone Rd Hobart Australia who had married Ella Mary Ridings of Newtown Auckland in Hobart,
- Edward & Edith were married at Dr Fooks in Auckland
(How they knew Dr Fooks is not known.)
Edward was living in Martinborough at the time of Stuart's death, he was then the Prebyterian minister for Martinborough. The Sermon given prior to his being sent to Martinborough in 1909
Edward was killed in a motor car accident, overturning his car at Hinakura, 26km east of Martinborough

Robert was responsible for the formation of The Nelson Rugby Club. He was totally sports minded and at the age of 19 shortly after moving to Nelson, he and other young men of Nelson formed the club
He was a key figure in taking the game of rugby up to Patea and the Manawatu
Of Note
They play for the ROBERT COLLINGS TENNENT TROPHY in Queensland, Australia

Robert played First-Class cricket from 1873-1874
- his major team was Nelson

He was a manager of various branches of the Bank of NSW in Nelson, Timaru, Invercargill, Taranaki, Wanganui, Patea and other places

He married Emily Mary Boor (1854-1944) in 1875 in Nelson
- Emily was possibly born in Nelson
- their marriage notice read:
TENNENT - BOOR, 20 Oct, Nelson, Robert Collins (sic) Tennent, Bank NSW, Patea, 2nd son of late R.N. Tennent esq, Rio de Janeiro, to Emily Mary, eldest daughter of Leonard Boor Esq, MRCS, Nelson - Dr Leonard Boor was in Masterton when he wrote a letter to Sir Donald McLean in 1868

- their children were:

1877-1936 Emily Cowper Tennent in Nelson
- married Philip Henry Mules (1876-1960) in Timaru 1908
- their marriage notice in the COLONIST
- Dr Philip Henry Mules, M.B., F.R.C.S. (Edin.), was born at Brightwater, Nelson, his father was Right Rev. Charles Oliver Mules, (1837-1927) Bishop of Nelson (includes a photo) - the Rev Mules arrived into Nelson on the 6th June 1867 as a saloon passenger on the CISSY Charles married Laura Blundell in 1870. Charles and Laura had about 5 children. A son, Edmund Kennedy Mules (1877-1962) was a vicar at Otaio Church and Bluecliffs, a chaplain with the forces in WWI, 2nd reserves, a curate at Christchurch St Michaels under the very Catholic Canon Harry Burton (Edmund married Aileen Grace Burton in 1913)
- Taken from Woodville at NZETC:
... (Philip Henry Mules) went to Edinburgh, where he passed his final examinations in the year 1902 and immediately accepted an appointment as house surgeon of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary under Dr. MacGillivray.
Subsequently for three months he held the position of house physician to the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital, under Dr. Barbour, and then engaged for some time in locum-tenens work.
In July, 1903, he passed the M. D. clinical examination and in the following year was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Dr. Mules then returned to New Zealand as ship surgeon of the "Kumara," and was afterwards for some time medical examiner to an insurance office for the North Auckland district.
Dr. Mules subsequently settled in Woodville, where he took over the practice formerly conducted by Dr. Dawson
- they had Charles Marwood Mules in 1909. He died 1997
- they had Margaret Emily (Margie) Mules in Woodville in 1916
- Margie became a School Dental Nurse
- she married Ian Morton Ollivier (1908-1996) in Palmerston North in 1943. He was 1 of 6 children of Cecil Claude Morton Ollivier (1878-1935) & Florence Minnie (Flossie) Milsom. Cecil was an accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Accountants in New Zealand. He was a director of Christchurch Cinemas, the Golden Bay Cement Works and the Glaxo Manufacturing Company. Chairman of directors of Beath & Co, of Bonds Hosiery Mills and the Woolston Tanneries. A committee member, steward and vice-president of the Metropolitan Trotting Club in Christchurch, he bred horses and in 1922 won the NZ Cup with "Agathos". He died in 1935 and his property later became the site of the Glenelg Health Camp
- Ian and Margie lived in Chapel St, Masterton
they had 3 sons, Michael Morton, Andrew Morton & Peter Morton Ollivier
- Ian died in Masterton, burial not yet found

1878-? Leonard Cowper Tennent
- born in Carlyle, which is now called Patea
- his birth notice in the WANGANUI HERALD
- served in the Anglo-Boer War, serial numbers 8501 & 1036 with the 4th & 10th Contingents
- he was a trooper with the No 9 Otago Company. At enlistment he was living in Dunedin, worked as a clerk, was aged 21 years, height 5ft 9 3/4in, chest 36 1/2in, weight 1Ost 5lb.
- in June 1900 he sent a letter to his parents
- he was then in Beira, Mozambique
- in 1903 was living in a house on land he had bought on the old Spionkop battlefield in South Africa

1879-1958 Evelyn Arnold Tennent - born in Patea
- was a bridesmaid in Christchurch 1908 at her sister Emily's wedding
- married Wybrants Olphert DSO DSC RD RNZNVR (1880-1938) in 1910
- they settled in Lower Hutt
- other Wybrants Olphert in New Zealand:
*1845 - 1915 Wybrants Olphert
*1880 - 1938 Wybrants Olphert (above)
*1911 - 1991 Wybrants Olphert - married Heather Mary Horrax in Kelburn, Wellington 1939
*1915 - 1974 Wybrant William Charles Olphert
- one of the first 2 married Florence Salmon in 1903

1881-1951 Robert Valentine Tennent (born Valentines Day)
- married Kathleen Gertrude Cook (1884-1956) in 1907
- she was a daughter of John & Annie Eliza Cook
- Kathleen remarried in 1922 to James Monteath (1877-1959) - James had been married in 1907 to Kara Muriel Devenish-Meares (1877-1921). There were many Devenish-Meares in East Australia, Kiama, Sydney, Wollongong etc and in the south of New Zealand Timaru, Christchurch etc. The name may have originated in Ireland

1882-1951 Harold Douglas Tennent
- served in the Anglo Boer War, serial number 7833 with the 9th New Zealand South Island Contingent - embarked from South Island on the SS KENT 12 March 1902
- served in WWI, serial #18912, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
- he sent his father a letter from Capetown, South Africa in October 1914 where he was the a sergeant in the Natal Light Horse. His father was then with the Bank of NSW in Invercargill
- married Ruth Lois Cleeve-Edwards (1897-1984) in 1919

1885-1905 Muriel Edith Tennent
- died aged 20 unmarried
- also buried in Old Gorge Cemetery

1887-1967 Hugh Cowper Tennent
- born in Wanganui, died in Honolulu, Hawaii
- his birth notice in the Feilding Star
- married Madeline (Madge) Grace Denham Cook (1889-1972) in Cape Town, South Africa in 1915
- Madge Cook was born in England, studied art in Paris under William Bouguereau. She had one-person shows at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and her works have been exhibited in London at the Wertheim Gallery, in Paris at the Bernheim-Jeune Galleries, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco as well as frequently in Honolulu at the Academy of Arts, Gumps, and the Grossman-Moody Gallery.
- Hugh served in WWI, serial number 17838 New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 9th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company. He embarked from Wellington 29th July 1916
- after their marriage they returned to New Zealand where Madge became the head of the art school in Invercargill
- their children were:
1916 - Arthur Hugh Cowper Tennent was born in Woodville while Hugh awaited further military orders. When orders came, Hugh was posted to France in support of the allied effort in World War I. Hugh returned from France in 1917 with a badly wounded arm. An accountant by trade, he was offered a position as treasurer to the government of British Samoa, which he chose to accept. The Tennents lived in Samoa for six years where they had a daughter, Valentine Leslie Tennent 1919
- In 1923 the Tennents left Samoa to go to England, stopping in Hawaii. They were entranced with the islands and were persuaded to stay. Their home at 203 Prospect Street in Honolulu, Hawaii is now a museum of her art Tennent Art Foundation Gallery

1892-1945 Kenneth Boor Tennent
- served in WWI, serial number 7/1320, Sergeant, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements. Enlistment address was Cattle Valley, 14km east of Fairlie, Canterbuy
- he was awared the Military Medal
- married Mary Warren in 1927
- he died aged 53 and was cremated at Karori, Wellington

1899-1977 Alan Arnold Tennent
- twin with Ivan
- married Marion Linton McGregor in 1925
- Marion remarried in 1940 to John Te Herekiekie Grace Ngati Tuwharetoa; interpreter, public servant, community leader, high commissioner
- photo of Colonel Alan Arnold Tennent taken about 1945
- the McGregor Park Reerve in Ohai, Southland is a large reserve covering 80 hectares of land used by the public for picnicing, walking and overnight camping. This part of the reserve contains a mown area, a simple swing set and a pavilion. A trotting training track used by the Nightcaps Trotting Training Club is located adjacent to the developed public area. Part of the reserve near the township and along the Wairio Stream has been developed as a revegetation project by the local community. It was acquired in 1952 by the Nightcaps Town Board from Alan Arnold Tennant and Marion Linton Grace (Alan's ex wife) for the use, benefit, enjoyment and recreational purposes of the inhabitants of the districts of Nightcaps and Ohai

1899-1900 Ivan Gaye Tennent
- twin with Alan - born in Timaru
- their birth notice in the TIMARU HERALD
- died aged 13 months

1901-? Doreen Isabel Tennent
- was a bridesmaid in Christchurch 1908 at her sister Emily's wedding
- she would have then been aged 7
- the Rev C.K Mules mentioned as best man was actually Edmund Kennedy Mules

In 1915 Robert was with the Bank of New South Wales, in Invercargill when Kenneth went to war and still there in 1916 when Harold went to war

Robert died in Woodville on 14th April 1939 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery
His wife Emily died aged 90, 5 years after him
- she was cremated on 10th October 1944 at Karori Crematorium

NOTES
..Sally Ann Tennent was cremated at Karori on 21st August 1934 aged 16 months - parents unknown at this time
..Another possible brother (unnamed on the ship passenger list) is George Edward Tennent. Born in about 1857, he was a draper in Wellington, married Annie Candow in 1877. He died in May 1907 and is buried in Karori
..*children of James & Ellen Oliver
1879-1938 James Oliver Josling Oliver
- married Zeta Maud Jackson in 1912
1880-1965 Eleanor Amy Elizabeth Oliver
- didn't marry
1882- 1964 Grace Adelaide May Oliver
- didn't marry
1884 - Ohvay (sic) Ernest Oliver
- married Noeline Jessie Tennent in 1921
1886 - Albert Oliver
- possibly married Dorothy Isobelle Tennent in 1917
1888-1972 Florence Ivy Maud Oliver
- didn't marry
1889-1895 Ruby Iris Minnie Oliver
- died aged 5 years
1890-1891 Gladys Eloise Mary Oliver
- died aged 10 months
1892-1961 Oscar Dudley Oliver

Mary Ann Pearce Thacker (nee Christopher) - 1836 - 1904 New Zealand

Mary Ann Pearce CHRISTOPHER was born about 1836
she was married to James John Thacker (29-11-1838-1928)
She died in 1904 aged 68 and is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

Some of their children were:
(not all born in NZ research continuing)

1862-1944 Jessie Ann Christopher Thacker
- married Fred SPURRELL in 1883
- no children yet found

1863-1955 Florence Jane Christopher Thacker
- married (1) Walter FULFORD in 1884
they had Walter Alfred Fulford in 1885
- married (2) Thomas Francis QUINLIVAN (1866-1943) in 1887
- Thomas was a racehorse trainer of Hastings
- their children were:
1889 - Frederick Thomas Quinlivan
1891 - William John Kenny Quinlivan
1893 - Eileen Florance Quinlivan
1896 - Una Frances Quinlivan
1899 - Francis Eric Quinlivan

0000 - Emlyn (Emily ?) Christopher Thacker
- married Frank Charles Farrow (1859-1931) in 1892
- no children yet found

1867-1938 Alice Maud Christopher Thacker
- married George Chubb FOSTER (1867-1953) in 1891
- their children wre:
1894 - Edith Florence Foster
1896 - Leonard George Foster
1913 - Dulcie Alma Foster

1868-1933 Nellie Christopher Thacker
- married Edward Benjamin RABONE (1864-1947) in 1890
- their children were:
1892 - Stanley Edward Rabone
1893 - Gordon Ling Rabone
1895 - Nelly Ethel Rabone
1896 - Eva Florence Rabone
1898 - Frederick George Rabone
1903 - Jessie Isabel Rabone
1908 - William Edward Rabone

1873-1954 James John Christopher Thacker
- married Maud Mary RYAN (1879-1958) in 1902
- their children were
1903 - Stanley James Thacker
1906 - Alma Mary Thacker
1908 - William Frederick Thacker

1875-1958 Mary Ann Christopher Thacker
- married Frederick John Browne (1864-1946) in 1922

1878-1960 William Alfred Christopher Thacker
- married Ebba Christina STELIN (1877-1947) in 1902
- their children were:
1904 - Aubrey William Christopher Thacker
1906 - Robert James John Thacker
1908 - Mauritz John Christopher Thacker
- William & Ebba buried Kelvin Grove

1880-1968 Frederick George Christopher Thacker
- married Geraldine Nellie Alice SCHOCH 1913
- Geraldine was born 1887, died 1944 in Auckland
- her father was possibly George Adolphus Schoch (1858-1912) and her siblings were Gertrude Helen Mary, George Rudolph William & Gerald Bruce

1882-Jan 1883 Edith Christopher Thacker
- died aged 6 months

Can you please tell me Mary Ann's maiden name and where she was born?
Where is her husband James John Thacker buried?
Was Emlyn the correct name for her daughter?
How long were they living in Woodville for?
and any other details on their life would be appreciated

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Samuel TATHAM of the Wairarapa, New Zealand

Samuel Tatham was born in about 1857
- research continuing on where he was born and who his parents were
- he married Jane GRAHAM (1854-1937) in 1881
- she was born in Australia
- he died on the 2nd February 1923
- he is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville

- Samuel & Jane had a son, John Graham (he used his mothers surname)
- In 1937 he was living in Ohakune

- a daughter, Lillias married Charles KERR and lived in Rotorua until 1937 after then Lillias was a widow who lived in Omanawa Falls, Tauranga

Samuel was a horse trainer in Parkvale, Carterton, Wairarapa in 1905
It is possible Jane moved to Tauranga to be near/with her daughter Lillias after Samuel died.
Jane died 14 years after Samuel

Other TATHAMs I have found in the Wairarapa/Manawatu area:
Ralph Heathcote Tatham was born about 1912, died 18-6-1995, his ashes are buried in PLOT 190 of Clareville (Carterton) Cemetery

Richard Bruce Tatham was born about 1941, died aged 25 on 1-3-1967, buried PLOT 52 of Archer St Cemetery, Masterton

Clara Cecelia Tatham (nee BUNNY) was born in 1848, died aged 80 on 4-12-1959, buried PLOT CCT of Archer St Cemetery, Maserton
- she was married to John Harding Tatham who died of malaria in WWI (October 1918) and is buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Frederick Bunny Tatham was born 1906 in Picton, lived at 20 Renall St Masterton, had been a farmer, died aged 66 at Whareama and was cremated at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North
- he was a son of John Harding & Clara Cecilia Tatham
- he married Gwen Raema Read in 1929

Sheila Patricia Tatham (married name) was born 1925, lived in Palmerston North, was an Accounts Clerk, died aged 74 in Palmerston North Hospital, ashed buried PLOT 009, BLOCK 12A at Kelvin Grove

Eliza Phillipa Tatham was born in the 1840s
- she married in Homewood, Masterton in 1869 to John Emanuel von Tunzelman, run holder, teacher, missionary
- there was a book written on the von Tunzelman STRANGERS and PILGRIMS
- Homewood, Masterton was also where John Harding Tatham (above) had been farming prior to going to war

- A brilliant
PHOTO COLLECTION OF THE TATHAM FAMILY
taken in the Wairarapa c. 1914 prior to Jack Tatham leaving for the war - be sure to click all the links

There are 4 TATHAMs at Karori, WELLINGTON:
Samuel James Tatham born 1872
Benjamin Tatham born 1875
Leonard James Tatham born 1892
- Samuel and Leonard are buried together
- Leonard served in WWI, Serial Number 11/1865, his mother Mrs S. Tatham, was living at 55 Pipitea Street, Wellington
Eileen Beatrice Tatham (nee Lark) born 1896, married Leonard James Tatham above

- Elizabeth Ann Tatham born 1871
- George Ernest Tatham born 1902
- Edith May Tatham born 1906
- were all cremated at Karori

There are 4 Tathams at NEW PLYMOUTH
Dorothy Ellen Tatham born 1879
Elizabeth Ann Tatham born 1876
James Tatham born 1886
Katherine Tatham born 1881

Walter Patrick Tatham of Waihi died of disease in WWI, Serial Number 4/1638
Thomas Tatham of Te Kuiti served in WWI, Serial Number 26/256
John Tatham of Te Kuiti served in WWI, Serial Number 45574

A link to a TATHAM forum that includes Samuel

And another - Samuel William & Jane Tatham


.. and after all this I still don't know how, or if, Samuel was related to any of them

VERRY family in the Manawatu Cemeteries New Zealand

There are a number of VERRY family members buried in the Wairarapa & Manawatu

- In MANGATAINOKA cemetery PAHIATUA -
Alexander Francis - 1989 aged 70
- husband of Malda Madeline who died 17 years before him
- they lived at Makakahi Rd, Konini, Pahiatua

Alfred Edward - 1926 aged 55
- lived and farmed at Konini, Pahiatua
- son of George & Martha below

Charlotte - 1954 aged 78
- daughter of George & Martha below
- didn't marry

Francis James - Dec 1891 aged 10 weeks
- son of George and Martha below
- buried in an unknown section of the cemetery

George - 1907 aged 73
- son of THOMAS VERRY & MARY KEW of Reading Berkshire, immigrants into Wakefield, Nelson on the CLIFFORD arriving 11th May 1842 with their children:
Charles Verry aged 20 (died by drowning in Wakefield 1864)
John erry aged 18
Mary Ann Verry age 12
Charlotte Verry aged 10
George Verry aged 8
- George was born in Reading, Berkshire
- he married Martha Gibbs, when he was 31
- see next entry for list of children
- his headstone reads he died aged 74 - he was 73
- buried with Martha
- his parents and at least one brother, Charles are buried in Nelson
NOTES: a son, Samuel was born in Reading in 1826 and died in 1828 aged 2. A son, Thomas Verry was born in New Zealand in 1843 and died in 1916

Martha - 1920 aged 73
- nee GIBBS
- married George Verry, above, on 3rd May 1865
- had at least 9 children:
1866 - Mary Ann Verry
1872 - Alfred Edward Verry
1876 - Charlotte Verry
1878 - Sarah Emily Verry
1880 - Leonard George Verry
1882 - Hilda May Verry
1885 - Albert John Verry
1886 - Thomas Henry Verry
1891 - Francis James Verry
- Martha died 13 years after George - they are buried together

Mary June Patricia - 1991 aged 68
- born 5 June 1922
- was living in Levin
- buried with Thomas Henry & Ruby Olive below
- possibly a daughter or daughter-in-law
- died 40 years after Thomas and 21 years after Ruby

Malda Madeline Betty - 1972 aged 49
- wife of Alexander above
- was living in Makakahi Rd, Konini, Pahiatua

Ruby Olive Patricia - 1970 aged 77
- nee RUSKELL
- married Thomas Henry Verry in 1915
- she died 19 years after Thomas, buried with him & Mary June above

Sarah Emily - 1918 aged 39
- was living in Konini, Pahiatua
- a daughter of George & Martha above
- she is buried with them
- she didn't marry

Thomas Henry - 1951 aged 64
- he was a sheep farmer in Konini, Pahiatua
- he is buried with Ruby Olive above (possibly his wife)
- also with Mary June above

- At MANGTERA cemetery Dannevirke -
William Herbert - 1976 aged 54
- he is buried in Mangatera
- he was a gardener in Dannevirke

- At TERRACE END cemetery Palmerston North -
Annie - 1941 aged 92
- nee BURBUCH
- married Thomas in 1874
- buried with husband Thomas below
- known children were:
1875 - Alice Maude Verry
1876 - Edith Annie Verry
1878 - Thomas Herbert
1881 - Louis John Verry
1884 - Constance Mary Verry
1886 - William Reginald Verry
1889 - Frank Wakefield Verry

Elise Luella - 1929 aged 51
- nee KEALL
- was living in 10 Florence Ace, Palmerston North
- married Thomas Herbert Verry, below in 1908
- buried with him and a 5 year old son, Thomas
- they had a daughter Mildred Annie Verry in 1909, possibly others

Thomas Herbert - 1940 aged 62
- son of Thomas VERRY & Ann BURBUSH
- see siblings above
- he married Elise Luella Keall in 1908
- was a farmer living at 26 Ngata St, Palmerston North
- 5 year old son Thomas Verry is buried with him

Thomas Edmond 1916 aged 5
- probable son of Thomas & Elise above,
- he is buried with them

Thomas - 1916 aged 68
- he was a farmer
- buried with wife Annie Burbush who died 25 years after him
- a son Thomas Herbert is also buried Terrace End

Roy William - 2003 aged 81
- do not know his relationship with the others here

- At SANDON cemetery -
Thomas 1932 aged 69
- born in New Zealand, parents unknown
- he was a shoemaker
- married Amelia Mary KNIGHT in 1890
- she is buried with him

Amelia Mary "Millie" 1942 aged 76
- nee KNIGHT
- married Thomas Verry above in 1890
- she died 10 years after him
- no known children

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BUSH family members buried Nelson New Zealand

The BUSH family members buried or cremated in Nelson area
1848 to 1994

Wakapuaka cemetery - Nelson
ABRAHAM 1874 aged 73
ABRAHAM WILLIAM 1907 aged 86

BERTHA 1953 aged 85

EDGAR GEORGE REGINALD 1951 aged 70
EDWARD ALFRED 1958 aged 93
EDWARD ALFRED 1 October 1984 aged 88 - ashes
ELIZABETH MAY 1978 aged 94
ELLEN 1869 aged 31

MARY 1877 aged 77

NORMA MAY 1950 aged 43

THOMAS 1905 aged 76

VALMA KATHLEEN 1990 aged 80

Hallowell (Shelbourne St) Cemetery
C. F. 1863 aged 59 - Surgeon of Nelson for 22 years. Born in Bristol. Owned the windmill on the banks of Maitai and ground corn for the settlers
LOUISA (LUCY) 1848 aged 42 - wife of doctor. Died of influenza

Cremation where ashes not buried
ISABEL 1980 aged 63 - ashes to Harewood crematorium
JOHN CYRIL SOUTHERN 1990 aged 84
MARY URSULA 1977 aged 74 - ashes scattered Tahuna beach MYRA LILLIAN 1985 aged 93 - ashes returned to Funeral Director
ROSEMARY DEVLIN 1994 aged 89 - known as Rose Batchelor
SUSIE FLORENCE 1980 aged 84 - ashes returned to Funeral Director

Family with surname OLD buried or cremated at New Plymouth, New Zealand

The list of those with the surname 'OLD' who were buried or cremated in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (to 2009)

NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT COUNCIL

Ada - 2 Jun 1920 - 34
Albert John - 6 Nov 1888 - 2
Alfred 23 Years - 22 Jun 1912 - 23
Alfred Arthur - 1 Apr 1966 - 69
Alfred James - 23 Nov 1986 - 70
Arthur Raymond - 4 Sep 1907 - 4

Barry James Charles - 6 Apr 1999 - 84
Bertie - 18 Aug 1945 - 59
Bethia Margaret - 10 Feb 2009 - 80

Charles - 6 Oct 1970 - 88
Charles - 26 Oct 1936 - 87
Charles William - 12 Jan 1953 - 69
Clarice - 22 May 1907 - 10 hours
Clarice Louisa - 13 May 1896 - 4
Conny - 27 Aug 1900 - 10 weeks
Constance Irene - 18 Jan 1959 - 76

D'Arcy Henry - 27 Jul 1996 - 76

Edith Blanche - 30 Aug 1945 - 55
Edith Emma - 24 Feb 1950 - 86
Eileen - 15 Jun 1966 - 57
Elizabeth - 20 Oct 1848 - 1
Emmy - 31 Jul 1900 - 3 months
Ernest - 12 Jul 1992 - 78
Ernest - 7 Aug 1951 - 83
Ernest - 12 Jul 1992 - 90
Ernest Richard - 21 Oct 1977 - 59

Fanny - 31 Jan 1885 - 16 days

George - 14 Dec 1875 - 5 months
George Henry - 8 Jan 1963 - 71
Gertrude Alice - 17 Aug 1934 - 37
Gladys - 2 Oct 1900 - 3 months
Gladys - 25 May 1907 - 3 days
Gladys Alma - 3 May 1991 - 86
Gordon Roy - 22 Nov 1984 - 84
Grace Hannah Elizabeth - 20 Mar 1906 - 17
Graeme - 10 Aug 1944 - 10

Harriet - 14 Jul 1907 - 78
Harriett Helen - 17 Jan 1952 - 52
Henry - 2 Nov 1918 - 66
Henry - 12 Sep 1950 - 64
Herbert George - 17 Oct 2003 - 78
Herbert John - 15 Apr 1920 - 8 days
Hubert Guy - 17 Mar 1967 - 72

Infant Stillborn No date
Infant - 31 Jan 1884 - ?
Infant - 31 Mar 1884 - ?

Jane - 23 Nov 1847 - 6 months
Jane - 31 Mar 1885 - 8
Jane - Jun 1847 - 1
Janet Haldane - 4 Jul 2003 - 74
Jessie - 8 Sep 1916 - 23
John - 3 Jan 1919 - 35
Joseph - 19 Mar 1887 - 30
Josephine - 14 Sep 1962 - 63

Keith Colin - 23 May 1962 - 51
Kingsley Neil Martin - 5 Dec 1990 - 21

Leonard - 24 Feb 1982 - 93
Leonard Murray - 25 Dec 1963 - 33
Lewis - 19 Jun 1948 - 61
Lionel Horace - 17 Feb 1999 - 81
Louisa - 18 Nov 1926 - 61

Mabel - 13 Sep 1971 - 75
Margaret - 2 Aug 1908 - 49
Margaret - 26 Jan 1963 - 79
Mary Kate - 12 Jul 1882 - 13
Mildred Frances Pretoria - 17 Sep 1984 - 84
Murray Ronald - 2 Feb 1998 - 60

Nancy - 30 Jul 1972 - 56
Newton Clive Ernest - 12 Oct 1906 - 9 months
Newton Ernest - 15 Nov 1897 - 3
Nora - 13 Aug 1973 - 87

Patricia Mary - 12 Jul 1924 - 4 months
Percival John - 10 Jun 1950 - 45
Percy - 6 Sep 1925 - 33
Phyllis - 5 Apr 1900 - 5
Phyllis Daisy - 14 Dec 2001 - 82

Rachel - 17 Aug 1901 - 16 days
Rhoda - 30 Jan 1938 - 82
Richard - 24 Jul 1871 - 87
Robert - Jun 1865 - 44
Robert - 15 Nov 1931 - 73
Ronald Reifiet - 2 Sep 1991 - 86
Russell James - 10 Sep 1973 - 53

Selena Irene - 7 Jan 1973 80

Valentine - 7 Dec 1985 - 74
Vera Helena - 15 Aug 1988 - 72
Violet Irene - 14 May 1983 - 84
Violet Jean - 1 Sep 2000 - 84

William - 17 Oct 1894 -69
William - 16 Mar 1919 - 68
William - 31 Jul 1964 - 58

James LOVEDAY & Lydia KEMP - Norfolk to Woodville

NOTE also read the comments below for a lot of valuable info added by descendants of this family

JAMES LOVEDAY (1840-1913) and LYDIA KEMP (1841-1920) were married in Bunwell, Norwich, Norfolk, England in May 1862 at Forncett, St Peter Norwich

... James' parents were:
John LOVEDAY (1816-1891) & Lydia HALES/HAILES (1821-1896)

... Lydia's parents were:
David KEMP (1818-1870) & Mary COOPER (1816-1878)
- recorded as Silk Weavers living at Little Green Bunwell in the 1851 census
- Mary arrived in NZ in 1874, 4 years after the death of her husband

Lydia Kemp & Daniel Kemp were siblings


JAMES & LYDIA had 7 children then on the 10th Feb 1874 they all boarded the Schichallion and arrived in Hawkes Bay on the 26th May 1874

James was 33, Lydia was 31
their children were:
* George aged 11
* Florence aged 10
* William aged 7
* Eliza aged 5
* Sarah aged 4
* James aged 2
* 9 month old Daniel died a month into the voyage having had bronchitis for 4 days

With them was:
* Lydia's mother
.. Mary Kemp, aged 58 (ship's list says 49 but it was common practise for older immigrants to lower their age)
* Lydia's siblings:
.. Frederick Kemp, aged 28 (1846-1 March 1877) with his wife Harriet aged 27 and their 3 children, 6 year old Elijah (who died in 1879 age 8), 4 year old Willie, 2 year old Harriet and a baby daughter born on board on 27 March 1874
.. Daniel Kemp, aged 24 (1849-1931)
- Daniel married Harriet GENTRY (1845-1921) in 1884, settled in Kumaora, Woodville & had 4 children. Daniel is buried in Grave 11, Block 2 at Mangatainoka with a daughter, Rosa Ellen Kemp (1888-1977. Harriet is buried Grave 41, Block 2 in Mangatainoka
.. Elizabeth Kemp, aged 19 (1855-?)
.. Edward Kemp, aged 16 (1858-1932)
- Edward married Maria LITTLE in 1886, settled in Kumeroa, Woodville 6 & had 9 known children. One of them was Frederick William Kemp
.. Elijah Kemp, aged 11 (1861-1917)
- Elijah married Emily SILK in 1885 & had 8 children

- They all settled in Woodville as part of the original Woodville Farm Settlement


James and Lydia had another 8 children in Woodville
- a total of 15 children -


... 1
GEORGE Loveday (1862 Forncett, St Peter, Norfolk England - 26-6-1925 Ohura, 51km W of Taumaruni)
- married Bessie DONEY 1887 in Woodville
- they had:
1888 - 1956 Edith Lilian Loveday
- married Peter Markus DONS in 1912
- they had a son, Markus George, who died aged 13 (1913-1926)
1890 - ? Leslie George Vivian Loveday
- Regimental Sergeant Major 10/3938 with NZEF, 37th Reinforcements B Company, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment was awarded the Military Medal London Gazette 17-6-1919, page 7700, Record No. 3153. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field east of Le Quesnoy, on the 4th November 1918. On every occasion this mans platoon was held up, he gallantly rushed ahead alone to clear the obstructions, thereby allowing the platoon to keep under the barrage. The successful work accomplished by his platoon was in a large measure due to this mans incomparable fearlessness and dash, which were a magnificent example to his comrades.
- Leslie married Margaret Elizabeth RICKARD (1900-?) in 1926. Margaret qualified for a Junior Scholarship in 1914 through the Wanganui Education Examination
1892 - 1964 Maude Evangeline Loveday
- married Clair Stanley WILLIAMS (1891-1921) in 1915
- Maude remarried in 1925 to Robert MILNE
1895 - 1952 Herbert Cecil Loveday
- married Edith Asinath/Asenath Margaret HASTIE (1897-?) in 1916. A daughter of Andrew John Hastie, Kaponga's first butcher and pioneers of the Waikato & Bay of Plenty with large holdings on the Waimate Plains and on whose farm near Manaia the 'Battle on Hasties Farm' took place 18 July 1886
1896 - 1949 Cyril Charles Loveday
- married Dorothy Margaret BRADY (1904-1992) in 1924
- they had a son, Owen Ralph Loveday (5 June 1932-1999)
1900 - 1967 Clarence Vincent Loveday
- married Alyce/Alice Merle SHARROCK (1904-1980) in 1925


... 2
FLORENCE Loveday (1863 London, England -1931 Hawera)
- married Thomas G Henry WALKER in 1886 in Sydney NSW
- they had:
1887 John William (Aust)
1888 Ethel M (Aust)
1891 Sydney (Aust)
1892 Florence Vera
- married George Henry CROSS in 1924
1894 Olive Grace
- married Cyril MURCH in 1919
1895 Lillian Adelaide
- married John Stanley ROBERTS in 1917
1898 Francis Henry
- married Ada Nellie KENNEDY in 1920
1900 James Edgar
- married Bernice Jessie WYLIE in 1923
- married Ivy Myrtle WIDDOWSON in 1926
1901 Blanche Nina
- married Frederick Cyril PURSER in 1923
1908 Leslie Vivian
..(not all verified as theirs, apparently there was another son named Alf, but no evidence of this)..


... 3
WILLIAM Loveday (1866 Tottenham London England -1947 Palmerston North)
- married Elizabeth Winifred WALKER in 1901 Woodville
- their known children:
1902 - 1967 John Leo Loveday
- John married Eileen Rosalie SPENCER (1907-1956) in 1930
1903 - ? Constance Lydia Loveday
- nothing known
1905 - 2003 Ethel Vida Loveday
- Ethel married ? McDONALD
1907 - ? Grace Evelyn Loveday
1910 - ? Linda Olive Loveday
William Lovdeay died 5 April 1947 aged 79. His last address was Bryant St, Palmerston North. His wife Elizabeth Winifred died 3 July 1937 in Palmerston North aged 67. They are buried together PLOT 056 - BLOCK 058 at Terrace End Cemetery.
NOTES
... William & his brother George represented NZ in the Rifle team at Bisley, Surrey, England (the village of Bisley has been the location for the UK National Rifle Association Championships since 1890 and hosted the 1908 Olympic Games & all the sooting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games)
in 1902 he and his brother George were in the Woodville Rifle Asociation
in March 1902 He and brother George were amongst those selected for the team to go to Bisley
in 1905 William was in Mauriceville, Waiarapa when he intimated that he was unable to join the Bisley Team unless the Government allowance was increased


... 4
ELIZA Loveday (22-11-1868 Tottenham London England - 6-9-1931 Hamilton)
- married Francis Alfred Burdette 'Frank' Ingpen (1863-1936) in 1891 Woodville
- they had 6 daughters:
1893 - ? Ethel Ivy Ingpen
1895 - 1978 Constance Maud Ingpen
- Constance married Frederick Charles ROBINSON (1889-1977) in 1923
1897 - 1952 Edith Eliza Annie Ingpen
- married James Reginald BAIRD (1902-1983) in 1928
1899 - 1988 Grace Lydia Ingpen
- Grace married Arthur BETTLEY (1898-1944) in 1920
1903 - ? Florence May Ingpen
1907 - ? Harriet Frances Ingpen
Frank & Eliza lived in Victoria St, Hamilton. Eliza died aged 62 in 1931 & Frank died aged 77 in 1936. They are buried together in LOCATION BB-M-031 at Hamilton East Cemetery


... 5
SARAH Loveday (1869 Tottenham London England - 25-9-1940 Wellington)
- married Harry Ernest LONG (1869-1934) on 20-1-1892 Woodville, at the resiidence of James Loveday
- they had:
29-5-1892 - 19-6-1959 Flora Ida Violet Long
- married 26-4-1927 to Bert RIGGS (1893-1962)
17-12-1893 - ? Myra Mary Lydia Long
- married Joe PACKHAM
- they had a child Hilda Packman
12-8-1899 - 1979 Edna May Long
- married George Alfred John WILSON in 1924
- they had a son George Wilson
- husband George died on 13-1-1925 aged 22
- Edna later remarried to John RHODES
- they had Joy & Edna Rhodes
5-2-1902 - 1997 Nita Ruth Long
- married 1926 to William John ROBSON
- they had Shirley Robson
16 March 1911 - 1978Jack Harry Hamilton Long
- married Annette McCLOUD (1917-2011) on 6th Feb 1940 in Wellington
- their children were: Ross, Murray, Malcolm (1940-1942) & Cynthia
Harry Ernest Long was an Upholsterer. He was buried 2 August 1934 aged 65 and is buried PLOT 132P at Karori, Wellington. His wife Sarah is buried with him


... 6
JAMES Loveday (1872 England - 1906 Hamilton}
- James never married
18 January 1906 Mr James Loveday, a former resident of Woodville, died at Hamilton yesterday aged 33


... 7
DANIEL Loveday (1873 England -1874 at sea)
- died at sea aged 9 months on 9th March 1874, 1 month after leaving London, on board the Schichallion after having had bronchitis for 4 days


... 8
ANNIE LYDIA Loveday (1875 Woodville - 1955 Wellington)
- married Robert (Bob) PATTISON (1880-1964) in 1918
- had 2 children Robert & Isabel Pattison
Annie died 30 Jan 1955 aged 79 and was cremated at Karori. Bob died 26 March 1964 aged 83 & was also cremated at Karori


... 9
GRACE Loveday (1876 Woodville - 1853)
- born 15 June 1876
- Grace married George CROSS 9 July 1906 at Gladstone street, Woodville at the home of her sister Eliza & Francis Alfred Burdette INGPEN (lived on that road myself once-upon-a-time)
GRACE died 27 Serptember 1953 at Wellington Hospital aged 77
- she was cremated at Karori, Wellington


... 10
JOHN Loveday (1878 - 5-2-1890 Woodville)
- John died aged 12. He is buried GRAVE 59 - BLOCK 11 at Old Gorge Cemetery with 2 year old Elizabeth May Loveday (1884-1887) who was very probably his sister (see below)
- the HEADSTONE READS: John Loveday, buried February 7th 1890, 12 years. Son of James - Woodville butcher



... 11
MARY Loveday (1879 Woodville -1934 Hamilton)
- married Seymour Pope TRELOAR (1878-1952) in 1912 Hamilton
- they had 3 children, Irene, Mary & Seymour William (1919-1991)


... 12
LILY REBECCA Loveday (1881 Woodville - 1951 Hamilton)
- married Richard (Dick) CASEY of Claudelands, Hamilton, 5 Dec 1906 in St Mary's Church, Hamilton. She was given away by her brother George
- had 14 children, Mary, Ida, John, Richard, William, Vera, Patrick, Clifford, Ethel, Cushla, James, Mervyn, Keith & Anthony


... 13
EMILY JANE Loveday (1883 Woodville - 1947 Hamilton)
- married Victor Roy SCOTT in 1905 Hamilton
- they had:
1907 - 1976 Grace Ethel Scott
- Grace married Thomas Henry Langley BRADDOCK (1904-1985) in 1931
1908 - May Scott


... 14
ELIZABETH MARY Loveday (1884-1887 Woodville)
- there is a Elizabeth "May" Loveday (1884-1887) whom I believe is probably this Elizabeth Mary. She died 15 Jan 1887 aged 2years 3 months. She is buried Grave 59, Block 11 at Old Gorge cemetery Woodville with her 12 year old brother John Loveday (see him above)


... 15
ETHEL MAUDE Loveday (1890 Woodville - 1954 Hamilton)
- married Robert Henry WHITTEN in 1913
- had 4 children, May, Norma, Robert Reginald (1918-1968) & Thelma Loveday Whitten (1920-1998)


TIMELINE
15 October 1880 - WAIPAWA COUNTY COUNCIL
... The following tenders were accepted:
PINFOLD'S Road
No 1 contract - JAMES LOVEDAY, 40 chains at 10s per chain
No 2 - T. RUSKLE, 55 chains at 30s per chain
No 3 - W. ANDERSON, 55 chains at 15s

4 May 1889 - WOODVILLE
... Meeting of creditors of James Loveday, Court-house, Woodville, 10.30am

27 August 1890 - NAPIER
... A sitting of the Superior Court of bankruptcy was held yesterday, before the Registrar, when the following orders were granted releasing the Deputy Official Assignee from his office in respect to the following bankrupts' estates:- ... and
James Loveday, of Woodville


NOTES
* Apparently (from family info) James & Lydia had another child named Tots but no evidence yet found)

* Lydia's mother Mary was born Mary COOPER in 1816 in Bunwell, Norfolk, England. She emigrated to New Zealand with Lydia and family. SHe died on the 4th October 1878. According to her marriage certificate Mary's father was John Cooper, her mother was not mentioned

* James Loveday died in Avondale, Auckland on 6-2-1913 aged 72 and was buried in Plot A2A-R-33 at Hamilton West Cemetery (no headstone)

* His wife Lydia died in Hamilton on 12-1-920 and was buried in Plot A3A-SW-30 Hamilton West Cemetery (which is the other end of the cemetery from James)


Thank you very much to craigsm for his message on 4-7-2010 and adding a lot of valuabe info to this family



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BUNWELL Church
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William Hayward WAKEFIELD 1803-1848 & his brother Edward Gibbon WAKEFIELD 1796-1862

William Wakefield was born in Burnham-on-Crouch, Wickford, Essex (59km east of London) the fourth son of Land Agent Edward Wakefield (1774-1854) and Susanna ne Crush

- the 8 children of Edward and Susan Wakefield were:
Catherine Gurney Wakefield (1793-1873)
- she married Rev Charles Martin Torlesse
- they had 10 children
- son Charles Torlesse was a pioneer of New Zealand and had a sheep station in Rangiora
- son Henry Torlesse died in New Zealand in 1870

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862)
- he was a barrister, coloniser and land developer with the NZ Company - he married his abducted heiress Ellen Turner, - she was 15 at the time, he was 31
- this marriage at Gretna Green was later annulled
- he married Eliza Susan Pattle, daughter of an opium trader, Canton Merchant, Thomas Charles Pattle
- a son of Edward and Eliza was Edward Jerningham Wakefield, an author of New Zealand, he helped in the founding of Wellington, New Plymouth and Nelson, he married Ellen Rowe, he is buried in the old Ashburton Cemetery, Canterbury,
- Edward Wakefield died on 14th May 1862 and is buried in Plot 3317, C of E section at Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington

Daniel Bell Wakefield (1798-1858)
- he emigrated to New Plymouth under the name BOWLER in 1842
- he was an acting Judge of the Supreme Court in New Zealand
- he married Angela Attwood, daughter of Thomas Attwood a Banker and Elizabeth Carless
- Angela died on 30th November 1874 at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire aged 62, 16 years after Daniel
- he married Selina Elizabeth Lille de Burgh
- he died on 8th January 1858
- Selina died 18th August 1848
- he and Selina are buried in Plot 3317, C of E section at the Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington

Arthur Wakefield 1799-1843
- he entered the navy in 1810 and went to New Zealand as an agent for Nelson in the NZ Company
- he arrived on the Whitby into Nelson on 5th November 1841
- he was killed in battle in the Wairau Massacre on 17th June 1843

William Wakefield (1803-1848)
- he is buried in Plot 3317, Section C of E at Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington

John Howard Wakefield (1804-1862)
- he married Maria Suffolk of India (1814-1852)
- they had 4 children
- she died in India in 1852
- she has descendants in Victoria Australia

Felix Wakefield (1807-1875)
- he married Marie Felice Eliza Bailey
- he arrived into Lyttelton on the Sir George Pollock with his family in November 1851
- he owned land in Sumner, Christchurh
- he and Marie had 9 children, several of them lived in New Zealand
- a daughter, Salvador Rosa Wakefield's will was lodged for probate in Adelaide, Australia on 19th October 1898. She and Murat Wakefield were living in Currency Creek, South Australia - 84km south of Adelaide in at least 1867
- he died suddenly, aged 68, on Christmas Eve 1875 between Cave Rock and the Sumner Hotel

Priscilla Susannah Wakefield (1809-1887)
- she went to India to teach religion
- she married Henry Chapman an assistant Surgeon in India, a son of convict Contractor Abel Chapman and Rebecca Bell
- they had 12 children

Percy Wakefield (1810-1831)
- he is not verified
- he never married

William was raised by his paternal grandmother Priscilla Wakefield (nee Bell, a noted author, Quaker and philanthropist) and his elder sister Catherine, who found him a difficult child.


As William grew older he came very much under the influence of his older brother, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who was not always a good influence on his life. In 1825 he became formally betrothed to Emily Sidney but, before they could be married, Wakefield became involved with his brother in the abduction of a wealthy heiress Ellen Turner - both brothers were arrested.
- Emily Sidney was a daughter of Sir John Shelley Sidney (1771-1849) Baronet of Penshurst Place, Kent

Then while out on bail Wakefield absconded to Paris apparently to meet up with Emily who by now was three months pregnant.
He returned to England when the baby was born and was promptly arrested and held in Lancaster Castle until his trial.
He was subsequently sentenced to three years in jail.
During this time his 'wife' died leaving him with a six-month-old daughter Emily Charlotte

Upon his release from jail William Wakefield spent some time with his daughter at his sister Catherine's.
- His daughter Emily married Edward William Stafford Esq, eldest son of Berkeley Buckingham Stafford of Mayne, county Louth on 24th September 1846 in Wellington
- there were no children
- Edward Stafford was a Runholder, provincial superintendent, premier, sportsman
- Edward was also Prime Minister of New Zealand on three occasions in the mid 19th century. His total time in office is the fifth longest of any New Zealand Premier or Prime Minister, and the longest of any leader without a political party
- Emily Wakefield died aged 29 in 1857
- Edward married again in 1859 to Mary Bartley and had 6 children - 3 sons, 3 daughters
- Mary died in 1899
- Edward died on 14th February 1901 aged 81 in London

In 1832 William travelled to Portugal and enlisted as a mercenary soldier in the service of Dom Pedro, the Emperor of Brazil.
Although he had no military experience whatsoever he was apparently able to enlist as a Captain.
He survived the siege of Porto (also known as Oporto in English} and the subsequent campaigning but he gained little from it except experience and a handful of medals.

After the Portuguese Campaign he returned briefly to England and enlisted in the British Auxiliary Legion fighting for the infant Queen Isabella II of Spain in the First Carlist War.
He emerged from the campaign as a major, re-enlisted and was promoted to Colonel.
He was one of the few officers to survive the campaigns of the following years; he stayed until the Legion was disbanded in 1837 and returned to England the following year.

In 1839 the New Zealand Company originated in London with the aim of promoting the "systematic" colonisation of New Zealand.
The Company intended to follow the colonising principles of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who envisaged the creation of a new-model English society in the southern hemisphere.
Wakefield's emigration system professed higher and more noble aims than mere financial profit.

Edward set sail for New Zealand as the chief representative of the New Zealand Company on the Tory that left Plymouth on 12th May 1839, arriving in Port Nicholson (now Wellington) on 20th September 1839
The Tory had a total of 35 people on board, manned with a picked crew, and in the forecastle there was a Maori interpreter, Ngatai who
had lived in England with Edward Gibbon Wakefield and family for two years
The trials of a colonist

This is the only known sketch of William made in 1826 when he and his brother were convicted of the kidnapping of the 16 year-old heiress Ellen Turner.

Colonel Wakefield held two difficult, and to a certain extent, conflicting roles in the new settlement.

There are many articles to read on the life in New Zealand of Lieutenant Colonel William Hayward Wakefield at NZETC

His brother Edward Gibbon Wakefield had instruted him to buy as much land as possible from the Māori before New Zealand became annexed
- the First European arrivals

Almost immediately after his death on 19th September 1848 his friends began raising money to fund a memorial.
It was finally restored and officially celebrated on the 7th of October 2006 William Wakefield Memorial at the Basin Reserve, Wellington

the 1874 voyage to Wellington of the STAR of INDIA

All I can find at the moment is that the Star of India only made 2 trips to new Zealand and that the 1874 trip was the 2nd

It left London on the 31st July 1874 and arrived in Wellington on the 10th Novemeber 1874 with about 307 passengers.
It berthed on the 17th November.

During the voyage one of the male immigrants seized his child one day and jumped overboard in a fit of dementia. Both father and child were drowned
This is a good read written in 1924 and taken from White Wings: The Star Of India - Immigrant Memories of Fifty Years Ago An Eventful Trip.

A photo of the Star of India and info of the 1873 voayage

The fireclay and firebricks for lining of the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company furnace at Taradale arrived by that trip

The only info found so far on the passengers was:
.. "the immigrants by the Star of India were landed this morning. They seem a respectable well selected lot of people and in excellent health. An old Wellington settler, who was a cabin passenger by the vessel, gives them an excellent character" ...

MARRIED COUPLES WITHOUT CHILDREN
6 labourers
1 carpenter
1 plasterer
1 sailmaker
MARRIED COUPLES WITH CHILDREN
6 labourers
10 farm labourers
1 cooper
1 brickmaker
1 ploughman
1 gardener
2 shepherds
3 bricklayers
5 bootmakers
10 carpenters
SINGLE MEN
12 labourers
5 shepherds
2 carpenters
2 bootmakers
17 farm labourers
1 groom
2 plasterers
1 tailor
1 blacksmith
6 lads
SINGLE WOMEN
11 general servants
3 housemaids
1 nurse
1 housekeper
3 cooks
6 girls

The family of James LITTLE & Eliza CASTLES Manawatu New Zealand 1800s

James Little married Eliza Jane Castles on Christmas Day 1889

... James & Eliza's children were:
25-9-1890 - Maria Irving Little
- she married James Auckinleck Cheyne in 1912
- she died aged 93 in 1984
- husband James was born in 1894, a son of Frank Auchinleck Cheyne (site has photos) and Elizabeth Ann McDonald
- Franks's father James Auchinleck Cheyne was from Selkirk Parish, Selkirk, Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand on 9th November 1852 on the SLAINS CASTLE
- Frank married Elizabeth Ann McDonald in 1889
- Frank married in 1922 to Elizabeth Ann O'Brien
- he died aged 76 in 1942
... Frank & Elizabeth's children were:
1892 - Elsie Winifred Cheyne
- she married Herbert Arthur Patrick Ryan in 1918
1894-1971 - James Auchinleck Cheyne
- married Maria Irving Little in 1912
1896-1911 - Iris Simpson Cheyne
- Iris died aged 14
1898 - Donella Leslie Garland Cheyne
- she married James Arthur Ballett in 1929
1899-1866 - Frank Auchinleck Cheyne
- Frank married:
- Ethel Carter in 1921
- May Annie Smoothy in 1927
1905 - Phyllis Alexander Findlater Cheyne
- she married James Stanton in 1929
* there are 25 "Cheynes" buried in DUNEDIN CEMETERIES many of them from this branch of the family

1-8-1892 - Rachel Myers Little

16-8-1893 - James Little
- he is buried in the RSA Woodville Cemetery
- he was a trooper with the 31st Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade, NZEFC
- his wife Ruth (nee Gardner) is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery - she was a daughter of Robert and Helen Gardner
- some of her known sisters were:
1881 - Catherine Lindsay Gardner
- she married William Mathew Hall in 1906
1882 - Lilly Gordon Gardner
1888 - Jessie Tait Gardner
1892 - Marion Love Gardner

11-2-1895 - Minnie Little
- she married Peter Morgan O'Brien in 1925
- he was buried in 1929 aged 44 in the Od Gorge Cemetery Woodville
- Minnie must have remarried, cannot find her after this

11-6-1897 - John Stanley Little, died aged 2 years 7 months - he is buried in the Kumeroa Woodville Cemetery

11-11-1900 - Constance Eileen Little
- she married Norman Eadie Lamont in 1926
- she died aged 96 in 1997
- Norman was a son of Malcolm and Sarah Ann Lamont
... Malcolm & Sarah's children were:
1881 - John Walter Lamont
- he married Amy Louisa Allen in 1906
1882 - Annie Catherine Lamont
- she married Richard Charles McKay in 1906
1888 - Charles Malcolm Lamont
- he married Mabel Marjorie Clark in 1920
1890 - Alfreda Alice Mary Lamont
1891 - Minnie Ellen Lamont
1893 - Emily Edith Lamont
1898 - Norman Eadie Lamont
- he married Constance Eileen Little in 1926


In October 1907 a James Little was in court in breach of the
BANKRUPTCY ACT for not keeping proper books while obviously buying considerable numbers of livestock
At that time he was living in Taikore, which is 57km west of Woodville

In August 1908 daughter Minnie went to the fancy dress costume party at the Kumeroa School as Kate Greenaway
and Master J (James?) Little led the Grand March with Miss Mabel Pattison - he went dressed as Pierrot
- these imaginative costumes tell a lot about their mother Eliza

James died aged 69 in November 1931 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
Eliza died 25 years later aged 89 and is also buried in Old Gorge

Please leave a comment if there is any info you would like to add