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STENTS in RANGIWAHIA cemetery Manawatu, New Zealand

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

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

Please leave a comment if you can ...

5 comment(s), latest 7 years, 10 months ago

what happened to Charles HAZELDINE ?

James Stent was the 3rd child of 6 to Charles STENT and Sarah PECK who emigrated to New Zealand in May 1841 on the LORD WILLIAM BENTINCK

James married Francis 'Fanny' Harrison BUCKTHOUGHT (1853-1911) 18 Nov 1874 in Wanganui - they had 5 known children

James married Sarah WHITEHEAD (1877-1935) 29 Dec 1898 in Halcombe, Manawatu
- he as 45 and she was 2
- they had 8 known children:

... 1
1899 - 1915 Allan James Stent

- Allan died aged 16

... 2
1900 - 1984 Emma Florence Stent

- Emma married Stanley Clarence John OKE (1895-1981) in 1920
- son of John OKE (1858-1941) & Mary Ann DAVISON (1867-1953)

... 3
1902 - George Edward Stent

- moved to Australia

... 4
1904 - 1983 Laurel Amelia Stent

- Laurel married Charles HAZELDINE in 1922
- son of [url=]Solomon HAZELDINE (1854-1929) & Eliza Ann BATES (1853-1939)
- Laurel next married Patrick MOORE

... 5
1906 - 1871 Pearl Margaret Stent

- Pearl married Raymond Wilford DOUBLE (1899-1978) in 1923
- 8th of 9 children of Alfred Martin DOUBLE & Sarah Grace HUGHES

... 6
1910 - ? Cecil Norman Stent

- Cecil moved to Australia

... 7
1909 - 1987 Ralph Thomas Stent

- Ralph married Florence Adelaide MARTIN (1908-) in 1932
- daughter of John Thomas MARTIN & Alice Wilson MUMBY

... 8
1910 - 1975 Grace Eveline Stent

- Grace married ? CARTER

I would like to know what happened to Charles Hazeldine
- was he this Charles Hazeldine?
30 May 1911 - HUNTLY
... Charles Hazeldine, a young man employed as a trucker with the Taupiri Coal Company, was brought before a Justice of Peace Court at Huntly yesterday and charged with having committed a crime on Saturday in a shop owned by Mrs J. V. Johnson. The accused reserved his defence and was committed to the Supreme Court for trial
11 Nov 1916 - WELLINGTON
... George Crowther, John Birch, Hector McLean and Charles Hazeldine, who were recently found guilty of attempting to break out of the Terrace gaol, and for violently assaulting the warder, were to-day each sentenced with hard labor. The three first-named were declared habitual criminals

I have also found 2 STENT boys who were sons of a James Stent, but obviosuly not the above James as they enlisted in 1902 - too old to be his children:

ID: 3600
UNIT: North Island Regiment - B Squadron
SHIP: Surrey 1
DATE: 1st February 1902
RANK: Private
OCCUPATION: Farm Labourer
ADRESS: Pemberton, Feilding, Manawatu
NEXT OF KIN: Father - Mr. James Stent

ID: 3601
UNIT: North Island Regiment - B Squadron
SHIP: Surrey 1
DATE: 1st February 1902
RANK: Private
ADDRESS: Pemberton, Feilding, Manawatu
NEXT OF KIN: Father - Mr. James Stent

Can you please help with who these boys were
They were of the same area in Manawtau, New Zealand as the other Stents.
They enlisted on the same day into the same contingent, their ID numbers follow each other etc etc
I am sure they belong somewhere on the same tree as James Stent above

James Stent
(1853-1938) died in Ohingaiti

last updated 22-9-12

1 comment(s), latest 5 years, 2 months ago

Have you heard of Foschazel Hamilton ?

First name Foschazel - maiden name unknown - married to Robert Hamilton - on the 1841 census in Newfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland with her son Michael Hamilton born 1830 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland and daughter Margaret Hamilton born 1822.
By the 1851 census her and her daughter were not on the census with Robert and Michael.

A name like that should stand out for someone to recognise ...

descendants of Alexander RICHES 1815 - Devon UK to Taranaki & Manawatu

Mary Harriet HARRIS married Alexander RICHES in Devon 1836

A son, Alexander RICHES, was born 1834 in Devon
- he emigrated to New Zealand
- he married Emma HARRIS in 1874 in Wanganui
- she was 18, he was 40 they had 6 (known) children

- she was one of 12 children to Samuel Gregory HARRIS of Plymouth Devon and Mary Jane BROWN of Porstmouth, Hampshire.
-- they settled in New Plymouth

Emma's husband, Alexander, died in 1910 and she remarried in 1926 to
- she was 70 he was 79
- she was also HIS second wife
- I would like to know who his first wife was

Emma and Alexander had 6 (known) children:

Alfred Gregory Riches 1875 - 1963
- married Elizabeth PETERSEN in Woodville when he was 23 and she was 17 - they had 9 (known) children
- Elizabeth died in 1923
- he next married her twin sister, Jensina PETERSEN, he was 49 she was 55
- the girls parents, Jens Kristian Pedersen and Madsen Elizabeth MARTIN were from Denmark and were early pioneers of Norsewood

Adeline Gertrude "ADA" Riches 1876 - 1957
- married George BOURNE born 1875 in Masterton

Alexander Riches 1878 - 1956
- married Helen Mabel CARRINGTON of Petone in Taumarunui in 1911

Florence Rosemond "ROSE" Riches 1880 - 1969
- married George Alexander COOPER 1876 - 1937 in 1897 in Taranaki
- he was born in Dunedin, died in Hamilton 32 years before Rose
- I would like to know his parents and siblings ??

Hariette Maude Mary Riches 1882 - 1966
- married Edwin Rainsford Farr MILLER 1880 - 1959 in Taumarunui in 1909

Henry Francis Lionel Riches 1886 - 1960
- married Ruby Fanny Elizabeth BUCHAN in 1920
- I would like her parents and sibling and any children Henry and Ruby may have had

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

Stephen PILCHER, Wychling Kent to Wellington New Zeland 1840

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

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

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

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

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

2 comment(s), latest 1 year, 7 months ago

Mariner Tucker HOLM & Grace Eileen THOMPSON - buried Taita New Zealand

In PLOT 57 at Christ Church Taita Cemetery New Zealand is Captain Mariner Tucker HOLM (1894-1972) & his wife Grace Eileen (nee THOMPSON) (1903-1973)

Mariner and Grace married 26 February 1929

Mariner was a son of Pehr Ferdinand Holm, master mariner from Sweden, who was also a son of a master mariner, Johan HOLM and Brita Christina JANSDOTTER
Ferdinand and his wife, Mary Alexander CALLAN were married at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington in 1870

Mariner Tucker was one of their 4 sons & 5 daughters
- He was named after his fahter's barque the Genevie M. Tucker in which he traded as far afield as Madagascar and Mauritius.

Ferdinand's interesting biography can be read here
Pehr Ferdinand Holm

From the EVENING POST, 11 August 1916
... Mr Marine Holm, son of Captain F. Holm, of Wellington, who went to England some months ago to offer his services to the Admiralty, has been gazetted a first lieutenant of H.M.S. Ascot, one of the big Admiralty minesweepers

From the EVENING POST, 31 March 1917
... One of the best-known and most popular shipping men in the Dominion, Captain Ferdinand Holm, died at Wellington last night; aged 73 years. Deceased, who had been confined to his bed for the last three weeks, had a relapse yesterday.
Captain Holm was born at Stockholm. He took up the seafaring life when he was fourteen years of age, and was afterwards placed in charge of a small schooner belonging to his father and trading on the Swedish lakes.
He came out to Australia before the mast in a sailing ship called 'Queen of the North'. This was about the year 1865, and the gold rush was then on in Victoria. He left the sea temporarily to try his luck on the goldfields. Later however, he again took up the seafaring life, and as a seaman joined the 'Annie Melhuish', a barque owned by the late Captain W. Williams, of Wellington. Afterwards, he joined the New Zealand Government steamer 'Sturt', under Captain FAIRCHILD. The Sturt was then running during the excitement of the Maori War.
He acted as pilot at Wellington later, an his first command was the barque 'Ladybird'. He was also in charge of the 'Gleaner', and the intercolonial ships 'Sea Ripple', 'Malay', 'Neptune', 'Kentish Lass', 'G. M. Tucker' and 'Frowning Beauty'.
Then he became owner of the well-known barque 'Helen Denny', after which he commanded the 'Holmdale', and later went Home and brought out the steamer 'Ennerdale' for the Maoriland Steamship Company.
Following on this he took charge of the same company's largest stearer, 'Lauderdale' (now the Union Company's 'Kokiri').
On severing his connection with this company, he went to England and brought out the steamer 'John' for himself and his sons. Later he assumed command of the sailing ship 'Titania', but that vessel was accidentally wrecked at New Caledonia owing to the lights being extinguished there. This meant a serious loss to Captain Holm, as he was the principal owner.
The late Captain Holm leaves a widow and a grown-up family.
* Captain Sydney Holm, his eldest son, resides at Wanganui, where he has acted as agent of the 'John'.
* Another son, who has been chief engineer of the 'John', recently went into camp
* and the third son, Mariner Holm, proceeded to England some months ago and joined the British Navy

From the FEILDING STAR, 10 May 1917
... Lieut. Mariner Holm, whose name appears in the ballot list, left Wellington 18 months ago to join the Royal Navy. He was appointed to one of his Majesty's ships, and has been on active service ever since

From the EVENING POST, 11 June 1917
... Advice has been receive in Wellington that Lieut. Mariner Holm, of Wellington, son of the late Captain F. Holm, has received his full lieutenancy in the Navy. He is only 24 years of age

a big thank you to annesfam, daughter of Mariner & Grace, for her message
Subject: Grace Holm (nee Thompson)
To: ngairedith
From: annesfam
Date: 2012-01-16 00:27:08

... Grace Holm is the direct descendant of Mary Jane Mabey and James Harris the first couple married at Christ Church. It is because of her and not my father as to why they are buried there. My father wished to be buried with my mother and, although he died first he wanted to be where she wished to be buried.
I don't really think the information about my grandfather Ferdinand Holm (he was never referred to as Pehr) is really relevant to Christ Church.
It should be about my mother and father's contribution to NZ - which was major.
I also note in another place my father is called Tucker Holm. Tucker was his middle name - Mariner was his first Christian name.

Mariner travelled the world many, many times not just to Madagascar. He was one of only eight Cape Horners alive in the world when he died and in WW1 was a commander for the British Navy in charge of one of the largest flotilla of mine sweepers in the North Sea.

the totara to build the chuch was supplied by John Ings Daysh - taken by bullock trail to the sawmill of Abraham Harris' farm (where the Taita railway station now is) who pitsawed it in his sawmill for free. The totara was given free also.

Looking forward to hearing from annesfam again and that she contributes more information about her parents.
Will be added as soon as received

the photo of CHRIST CHURCH TAITA - taken 1971
from the original newspaper cutting in my possession

1 comment(s), latest 5 years, 10 months ago

JOHN COLEY - Nelson, New Zealand 1849

There was a John COLEY in Nelson, New Zealand in 1849 ...

I cannot find anything about John, which ship he arrived on, the date, his family, his career -
if you can help add some info for him please leave a comment.

Frank Hamilton McIlwraith - Taita, New Zealand

Frank Hamilton McILWRAITH is buried alone in Plot 140 of Christ Church Taita Cemetery ..

Do you know ANYTHING about him:
Where he was born, who he married, any children, his career etc etc