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WHITEACRE in New Zealand from 1915

- of Killcangn ?, Kilbride
married on 6 November 1884 at Carlow parish, Hacketstown to:
Deborah UBANK (1857-1931)
- of Kilcarney, Hacketstown

the ages of William & Deborah on the 1911 cencus do not match their ages recorded at death
- if William was 50 in 1911 his birth date should be about 1861
- (age at death should then be 56 but is recorded as 66)
- if Deoborah was 49 in 1911 her birth date should be about 1862
- (age at death should then be 69 but is recorded as 73)

the census says they had 8 children and that 8 children were still living in 1911
- only 7 known at this time, your help would be appreciated

the family arrived in New Zealand after the 1911 Census in Dublin, Ireland:-

Residents of a house 5 in Stormanstown (Drumcondra Rural, Part of Dublin)
William Whiteacre, aged 50, Head of Family, Land Steward, born County Wicklow
Deborah Whiteacre, aged 49, his Wife, Dairy Maid, born County Wicklow
Helen D. Whiteacre, aged 19, Daughter, Dairy Maid, born Queens County
Isabella S. Whiteacre, aged 17, Daughter, Scholar, born County Sligo
Carolina F. Whiteacre, aged 15, Daughter, Scholar, born County Sligo
Robert G. Whiteacre, aged 13, Son, Scholar, born County Sligo
Elizabeth M. Whiteacre, aged 8, Daughter, Scholar, born County Longford
Alexandra V. Whiteacre, aged 7, Daughter, Scholar, born County Galway
... missing from that address in 1911 was their son Edward & 1 other son
NOTE in the 1901 census the family (including 13 year old Edward & Helen, Isabella, Caroline & Robert aged 3) were at house 5 in Templehouse Demesne (Temple, Sligo), also William's mother Isabella Whiteacre aged 84, but no older child than Edward

the WHITEACRE marriages in New Zealand 1916 - 1929

Edward 'Ed, Eddie' Whiteacre (1887-1954)
(born in Ireland, 1st/2nd? child of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- Edward was a Constable in Wellington from at least 1915. In 1917 when he and other Comstables of the area were called to arms the Commissioner of Police, Mr J. O'Donovan, appealed on public grounds that owing to the shortage of police officers it was impossible to release them for military service
- Edward married Maude LOCKYER (1900-1971) in 1916
- they had a son Edward William 'Teddie' (1917-1954) & daughters Eleanor 'Ella' (?) & Gloria (?)
19 Dec 1922 I, Edward Whiteacre, 150 Tasman street, Wellington, hereby give notice that I have applied to the Magistrate's Court at Wellington for a License under the Land Agents Act 1921-22, to carry on business as a land Agent at 55 Courtney place, Wellington (later, they were at 7 Courtney place next to the Post Office), and that such application will be heard at the above Court after one month from the 19th day of December 1922, being the date of the first publication of this notice.
- they also lived in Lower Hutt for a time
- Maude left on 6 May 1937 on the Rangitane for a visit to England and Ireland. A surprise farewell party was put on for her at her own home, Hawker street, Mt Victoria, Wellington, by her good friend and wife of Edward's business partner, Mrs Vincent Dentice. Maude left on the Oxford to return to New Zealand on 29 Nov 1937 via Australia
- Maude's nephew, Alfred Churchill Lockyer, Flight Sergeant NZ428130 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force 550 Squadron, RAF, was killed in action 17 March 1945 in the UK
EDWARD died 24 Aug 1954 aged 67
- he is buried Plot 112 E, Section CH ENG2 at Karori with parents & sister Nellie
MAUDE died 20 Sep 1971 aged 71
- she is bured Plot 1194 E, Section CH ENG2 Karori

Helen Deborah 'Nellie' Whiteacre (1891-1921)
(eldest daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Albert Edward COUCHMAN on 29 Nov 1919 at St Paul's, Wellington
On Saturday 29th Nov 1919, at St Paul's, Wellington, bY the Rev A. M. Johnson, Albert Edward, third eldest son of Mr and Mrs Couchman, Petone, to Helen Deborah, eldest daughter of Mrs and the late Mr Whiteacre, 1 Creswick-road, Northland, Wellington. The bride wore a check costume with loose panels, and white crepe-de-chine hat with osprey. She carried a bouquet of white roses and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Carrie Whiteacre, wore a gabardine costume and pink georgette hat, with feather trimming. She carried a bouquet of pink sweet peas. Mr and Mrs Counchman left for the North the same evening
HELEN died 25 May 1921in Wanganui aged 29
- buried Plot 112 E, Section CH ENG2 at Karori with her parents & brother Ed

Isabella Susan 'Bell' Whiteacre (1894-1923)
(born in Ireland, daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Clifton Charles 'Cliff' MITCHELL 11 Sep 1917 at St Paul's, Wellington
on the 11th September 1917 at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev A. M. Johnson, Clifton Charles Mitchell, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Adam Mitchell, Remuera, Auckland, to Isabella Susan, second eldest daughter of William and Deborah Whiteacre, 4 Karori-road, Wellingotn, Auckland papers please copy
- they had a son Robert 'Bobbie' Mitchell (possibly others)

Caroline Frances 'Carrie' Whiteacre (1896-1968)
(born in Ireland, daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- Carolina married Alan Fleetwood GILBERT (1887-1974) on 9 Jan 1929
- 5th of 6 children of William Charles GILBERT & his 2nd wife, Emily ROBINSON (1852-1941). Emily was born in Takaka, her father, John Perry Robinson, was a dentist and the Superintendent of Nelson Province. Emily died in Carterton Nov 1941
- Alan enlisted for WWI from Spring Grove, Waimea
CAROLINE died 26 Aug 1968 aged 72
ALAN died 11 Nov 1974 aged 87
- they are buried together Plot 186 P, Section CH ENG at Karori

Robert Gordon 'Bob' Whiteacre (1898-1950)
(born in County Sligo, son of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- Robert was a Railway Fireman of Karori road when called to arms in June 1916
- he married Caroline 'Carrie' ROTHERHAM on 10 Jan 1920
ROBERT died 25 April 1950 aged 52
- he was cremated at Karori

Elizabeth May 'Lillian', 'Lil' Whiteacre (1903-1992)
(born in County Longford, 4th daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Noel Roy Robert George CRICHTON (1901-1991) in May 1923, St John's Church, Wellington
12 May 1923 An evening wedding recently took place in St John's Church, Wellington, when Miss Lilian Whiteacre, fourth daughter of Mrs and the late Mr W. Whiteacre, of Northland, Wellington, was married to Mr Noel R. Chrichton, of Palmerston North. The Rev Dr Gibb officiated at the ceremony, and Mr W. Oliver, of Wellington, was best man. The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr Edward Whiteacre), wore a wedding gown of white satin, daintily embroidered in beads. A handsome veil was also worn, arranged with a wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a beautiful shower bouquet. Miss V. Whiteacre, as chief bridesmaid, in a heliotrope satin frock with bell sleeves of all-over lace in the same colour. She wore a picture hat of the same shade, with silver streamers. The bride's little niece, Miss Ella Whiteacre (daughter of Edward), was a flower girl, in a lemon taffeta dress and a wreath round her head. She carried a basket of exquisite roses and autumn leaves. After the ceremony, about fifty guests (relatives and intimate friends including several from Auckland, Dunedin and Palmerston North) were entertained at the home of Mrs E. Whiteacre, where a most enjoyable evening was spent. The guests were received by the mother of the bride, and the newly-married couple entered the house to the strains of the "Wedding March" and were showered with confetti. They left later for the North, the bride wearing a smart grey costume of elephant shade, and a hat to match with a beautiful ostrich plume
NOEL died 5 Feb 1991 aged 90
ELIZABETH died 11 Aug 1992 aged 90
- they were both cremated at Karori

Alexandra Victoria 'Vic' Whiteacre (1904-1971)
(born in County Galway, daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Albert Edward WATSON on 6 March 1928

William Whiteacre, father of the above, died on the 22nd November 1918 at his residence 1 Cheswick road, Northland, Wellington aged 66. His occupation was listed as 'Life Attendant'?
Deborah Whiteacre, William's wife and mother of the above, died 15 April 1931 aged 73. They are buried Plot 112 E, CH ENG2 at Karori with:
1921 - daughter Nellie (Couchman)
1954 - son Edward

the 1911 Census

- Residents of a house 5 in Stormanstown (Drumcondra Rural

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who are the children in the photo - Taita, NZ c1890

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who was Alexander Aaltonen - PETONE

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who was Nurse Caroline HAVERS - Gisborne

who was Nurse Caroline Havers ? (1858-1918)
* her husband was Henry Branston Havers (1858-1943)
- Henry was born in West Ham, Essex
- 28 March 1907 Arbitration Court
... H. B. Havers, gut-house hand, stated he was paid 7s for 8 hours work and was asking 9s
- 23 Sep 1914
... A letter was received from Mr H. B. Havers, Lytton road, complaining about the Council using the old sanitary carts and not washing the pans. It was explained this was necessitated owing to both waggons breaking down at the same time

CAROLINE Havers died 26 Nov 1918 aged 60 (during the Flu Pandemic)
HENRY BRANSTON Havers died 9 Dec 1943 aged 85
- they are buried in Plot 210, Block EC1 at Taruheru cemetery, Gisborne

birth announcements from:
the 'Poverty Bay Herald' (through Papers Past)

8 Sep 1908
"BRANSTON VILLA", 42 Lytton Road,
Certified Nurse (late of Women's Hospital, Melbourne)
Telephone No. 36
NOTE their phone was connected in July 1908

20 Aug 1907 - CAMERON
... On August 20th, at Nurse Havers', the wife of David Cameron of a daughter
1907 - 1980 Alexina Ann Amelia Cameron
- Alexina married ? MULLOOLY
- parents: David Peter CAMERON & Collina CAMERON married in 1894

12 March 1908 - DODS
... On March 11, at Nurse Havers' the wife of H. H. Dods, Mangatu, of a son
1908 - 1956 Allan Engleheart Dods
- parents: Henry Healty DODS married Murielle Frances RICHARDSON in 1900

29 Sep 1908 - GIBSON
... At Nurse Havers', Lytton road, Gisborne, on September 28th, to Mr and Mrs A. E. Gibson, Te Karaka, a daughter
1908 - ? Mary Leah Gibson
- parents: Albert Edward GIBSON married Frances Bertha GREENE in 1907

1 Nov 1909 - PATERSON
... At Nurse Havers', on 30th October, the wife of J. S. Paterson, of a daughter
1909 - 1998 Molly Gwendoline Paterson
- Molly married ? LINKLATER
- parents: James Spiers PATERSON married Margaret Louise DAVIES in 1908

27 July 1910 - BANNISTER
... At Mrs Havers' Nursing Home, Linton road, on 25th, the wife of G. E. Bannister, of a son
1910 - 1918 Keith Ivan Bannister
- parents: George Edwin Josiah BANNISTER married Maud Ivy CHURCH in 1909

31 May 1910 - SHARP
... At Mrs Havers', Lytton road, on May 30, to Mr and Mrs F. G. Sharp, a son
1910 - 1996 Francis Hastings Granville Sharp
- parents: Francis Granville SHARP married Louise Margaret McRUE in 1902
- another son, Basil Rawdon Hastings Sharp, served as NZ401785 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1 Service Flying Training School, Wigram. He died 11 Dec 1940, aged 22, in an aircrat accident.

28 Aug 1910 - RICHARDSON
... At Nurse Havers', Lytton road, on 28th inst., to Mr and Mrs A. Richardson, Tarewa, a son
1910 - 1975 Bruce Arthur Richardson
- parents: Arhtur RICHARDSON married Lillian Olive REYNOLDS in 1909

25 May 1912 - RICHARDSON
... At Nurse Havers', Lytton Road, on 24th May, to Mr and Mrs A. Richardson, Manguhua, Tarewa, a daughter
1912 - 1962 Sheila Hunt Richardson
- parents Arthur & Lillian, as above

6 Oct 1913 - TALBOT
... On October 5th, 1913, at Nurse Haver's, Lytton Road, the wife of J. N. Talbot, Whatatutu, of a daughter
- parents: John Nicholson TALBOT married Milly Issa Martha U'REN in 1911

Nurse Caroline & her husbnad Henry Branston HAVERS
at Taruheru cemetery, Gisborne

Who was Acacia BARLEY - married Leonard Saywell TARRANT 1920

Acacia Barley - unknown birth date or place at this time, married Leonard Saywell Tarrant in 1910
Leonard at the time was aged 46 which could (or not) mean that it was a second marriage for him

Acacia is reported to have died in 1976 which was 54 years after Leonard so she may have remarried in that time

Any information on her, her paretns or any children would be appreciated

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Who was ALBERT STRAWBRIDGE's fiance in Levin, New Zealand 1901?

Albert "HENRY" Strawbridge was killed in action in the Boer War.

He was engaged to be married before he left - do you know her name?

There is a (bad) photo of her you can view by clicking the link under his name

Who was Alfred Whitehead (1856-1917) - Herbertville, New Zealand

I am looking for any information on Alfred Whitehead.

He was born about 1856 - unknown where
He died on the 20th March 1917 aged 61
He was married to Mary Jane Petherick
I would also like info on her - she is not buried at Herbertville

Who was ASAPH GRIFFITHS - UK to Canterbury, NZ 1859

Charles Griffiths aged 35, with his wife Mary aged 30, emigrated to New Zealand on the ZELANDIA, arriving in Lyttelton on November 14th 1859

In the Geraldine District (Canterbury) in 1876-77 a Charles Griffiths had freehold Section 8202, 80 acres, at Orari

With them were 3 children
* 14 year old Eliza Griffiths (sister or daughter ?)
* 7 year old Ephraim Griffiths born 14th June 1852 died 1915 in Timaru - he married Emma Beckingham
* 2 year old Asaph Griffiths

I would very much like to know what happened to Eliza and Asaph
their spouses, lives, burial details etc

Cannot find Asaph Griffiths in the New Zealand BDM so he may have changed his name or he may have died at sea during the voyage ...

who was Catherine ROGUSKY - New Zealand

Adolphus Arthur LYFORD (1879-1972) was born in Kaikoura in 1879
- a son of George LYFORD (1852-1938) & Eleanor Phoebie LYFORD (1854-1935)
- (their fathers were brothers, sons of Lawrence LYFORD & Margaret Helena MAYNE)

Adolphus Arthur Lyford married Catherine ROGUSKY (1877-1963) on 14 June 1900

they had at least 5 children in Waikato & Taranaki

who was Catherine Rogusky??
her parents etc

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