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DROGEMULLER marriages New Zealand 1867 - 1930

the DROGEMULLER marriages in New Zealand 1867 - 1930
- birth dates may be approx, based on age at death -


the DROGEMULLER GROOMS


Christopher Carl Diedrich 'Cris' Drogemuller (1873-1956)
- married Johanna Maria Margaretta Gertrude 'Hanna' KORTE (1879-1962) in 1900

Ernest Albert Drogemuller (1880-1956)
- married Alfreda Louisa Dorothea EGGERS in 1910
- daughter of Hans John Heinrich EGGERS & Louisa Margreth HAMMERICH

Frank Henry Drogemuller (1905-1978)
- married Sybil Daisy PALMER (1909-1993) in 1930

Frederick Diederich Drogemuller (1876-1948)
- married Johanna Maria Clara SCHRODER (1887-1970) in 1906

John Louis Drogemuller (1877-1928)
- married Ida Eleanora Agnes BENSEMANN (1880-1966) in 1902

Percy William Drogemuller (1903-1961)
- married Marguerite Lady SLATTER (1906-1988) in 1926

Robert Carl Drogemuller (1907-1948)
- married Beatrice Annie Ada EWERS (?-?) in 1928
- Beatrice possibly remarried

Theodor Joseph Drogemuller (1885-1961)
- married Adela Adeline EGGERS in 1914

William Christian Christopher Drogemuller (1844-1925)
- married Louisa Dorothea Margetha JORDAN (1850-1914) in 1869
known children were:
1869 - 1939 William George Christopher Drogemuller
1871 - Dorothea Johanna Margreta Drogemuller
1873 - 1956 Christopher Carl Diedrick Drogemuller
1875 - 1948 Frederick Diedrick Drogemuller
1877 - 1928 John Louis Drogemuller
1879 - 1956 Ernst/Ernest Albert Drogemuller
1882 - Anna Maria Drogemuller
1883 - 1977 Elsa/Elsie Louisa Drogemuller
1885 - John Henry Drogemuller

William George Christian Drogemuller (1870-1939)
- married Emily PERRY (1872-1953) in 1900


the DROGEMULLER BRIDES

Beatrice Matilda Drogemuller (1908-1982)
- married Bernard LUSTY in 1928 (1896-1982)

Dorothy Margaret Drogemuller (1871-1955)
- married George WATKINS in 1896

Elfreda Henrietha Mary Drogemuller (1901-1979)
- married Francis Herbert EGGERS (18891963) in 1922
- son of Johann Joachim Heinrich EGGERS & Anna Magaretha Maria WILKENS

Elsie Louisa Drogemuller (1883-1977)
- married Carl Diederick Christian EGGERS (1886-1960) in 1908
- son of Johann Joachim Heinrich EGGERS & Anna Magaretha Maria WILKENS

Johanna Maria Amelia Drogemuller (1878-1956)
- married Joseph Carl George HEINE (1873-1944) in 1905

Johanna Maria Dorothea Drogemuller (1851-1930)
- married George Wilhelm BENSEMANN (1847-1910) in 1869

Martha Drogemuller (1869-1946) ??
- married Frank ADAMSON (1871-1940) in 1893

Mary Ann Drogemuller (1882-1955)
- married Charles BEECHER in 1905

Ottilie Hedwig Drogemuller
- married William Edward LUDWIG in 1915


see also DROGEMULLER DEATHS 1886 - 2008




photo taken from the site CHRIS KORTE's NZ Genealogy Project
visit this great site for a lot more photos, family bios & more -

Christopher Carl Dietrich DROGEMULLER (1873-1956)
Johanna Maria Margaretta Gertrude KORTE (1879-1962)


Royal New Zealand AIR FORCE casualties AUGUST 1942

the ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE


the following list is of members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force who were reported as casualties in the Evening Post 8 August 1942


ATTWOOD, Dudley Wallace, (1918-1985)
- Flight Sergeant
- MISSING ON AIR OPERATIONS
- Next Of Kin - father, H. Attwood, 170 East St, Ashburton

BRISCOE, Robert H.,
- Sergeant
- MISSING ON AIR OPERATIONS
- Nex Of Kin - father H. Briscoe, Maungahina, Te Ore Ore, Masterton

CAIRNS, Louvain Trevor (1816-1942)
- Sergeant NZ402437
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Europe
- Next Of Kin - parents, Robert & Elizabeth Cairns, 43 Conway St, Christchurch

CALLAGHAN, Ronald R.,
- Sergeant
- MISSING ON AIR OPERATIONS
- Next Of Kin - mother J. Callaghan, 77 Beach Rd., Gisborne

CARNCROSS, Murray Ellis, (1923-1942)
- Pilot Officer NZ411718
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
- Next Of Kin - mother Muriel Winifred Price, (1903-1990) 27 Cavendish Square, Wellington. His father was Arthur Ellis Carncross (1899-1972)

CARREL, Noel Ernest Robertson, (1918-1942) Flight Sergeant NZ403941
- Missing on air operations
- LOST WITHOUT TRACE Operation Hamburg
- Next Of Kin - father Lionel Ernest Carrel (1885-1957), 35 View Rd, Wanganui

COOK, Bryan Manssen
- Warrant Offcer NZ40736
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Germany aged 23
- Next Of Kin - father Albert Ernest Cook, 78 Hataitai Rd, Wellington
- mother was Mary Ethel Cook

GRAY, Trevor Hedley
- Sergeant NZ404356
- Missing on air operations
- DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Netherlands aged 27
- Next Of Kin - father, Royden Arthur Gray, Box 33, Napier
- also: son of Royden Arthur & Daisy Lennox Gray, New Plymouth
- wife of Doreen Gray New Plymouth

EASTON, Keith Henry Iveson
- Pilot Officer NZ412664
- MISSING believed killed in aircraft accident
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE aged 21
- Next Of Kin - father, Charles Ernest (1884-1967) Easton, 3 Rossgrove Terrace, Auckland
- mother was Fanny Selina Easton of Onehunga, Auckland

FRAMPTON, Laurie Albert
- Sergeant NZ411753
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Europe aged 20
- Next Of Kin - mother, Helen Frampton, 118 Yarrow St., Invercargill
- father was Harold Albert Frampton

HUTT, George Allister
- Flight Sergeant NZ41914
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Europe aged 26
- Next Of Kin - father, George Arthur Hutt, 155 Otipua Rd, Timaru
- mother was: Elizabeth Jane nee CAIRNS

JOHNS, Arthur Grahame (bio at link)
- Flight Sergeant NZ41907
- Missing on air operations
- Next Of Kin - father, Arthur L. Johns, 43 Bassett Rd, Remuera, Auckland
- mother was Mariane nee MATHIAS

KILPATRICK, Norman Robert
- Sergeant NZ405492
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Germany aged 25
- Next Of Kin - mother Norah Kilpatrick (nee Roberts), 26 Newton St, Fitzroy, New Plymouth
- father was: Robert Kilpatrick

KRALJEVICH, Mark
- Sergeant (observer) NZ403458
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Europe aged 25
- Next Of Kin - wife Margaret Kraljevich, Queen St., Waiuku
- son of Steve KRALJEVICH (1885-1969) & Ivy ROYAL (1895-1945)

LUND, Clarence Patrick
- Sergeant NZ411912
- Missing on air operations
- DIED OF WOUNDS Oldenburg, Germany aged 26
- Next Of Kin - mother Mary Ann Lund, 37 Bellevue Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland
- father was: Gustac Emanuel Lund

McGREGOR, John Dunlop
- Pilot Officer NZ403465
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Europe aged 27
- Next Of Kin - mother Janet Wilson McGregor, 56 Tautari St, Orakei, Auckland
- father was: John McGregor

McMURCHY, James Gordon
- Sergeant NZ405539
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Europe aged 31
- Next Of Kin - mother Barbara McMurchy, (nee McKay) c/o P.O. Mayfield, Ashburton
- father was: Donald Richard McMurchy

McPHERSON, Colin Valentine
- Flight Sergeant
- Missing on air operations
- KILLE ON ACTIVE SERVICE Europe aged 21
- Next Of Kin - mother M. BODMAN, 165 Campbell Rd, Auckland

O'SHEA, William Clerken
- Sergeant NZ411096
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Europe aged 28
- Next Of Kin - wife, Ann A. O'Shea, 115 Union St, Dunedin
- also: Son of John & Margaret O'Shea

PIERARD, Arthur Walter
- Sergeant NZ403985
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Germany aged 22
- Next Of Kin - father, Alfred Pierard, Carey St, Longburn, Palmerston North
- also: Son of Alfred and Margaret Pierard (nee Lawson), Liverpool, England

ROSS, Stanley David
- Flight Sergeant NZ41359
- Missing on air operations aged 26
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Europe
- Next Of Kin - father, Alexander James Ross, 380 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington
- mother was: Gwenith Madeline Ross

SAVAGE, John Henry
- Sergeant NZ404620
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Europe aged 33
- Next Of Kin - mother, Margaret Savage, (nee Robinson) 113 Wordsworth St, Christchurch
- father was Herbert John Savage

SMART, Raymond Jeffrey
- Sergeant NZ404622
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Egypt aged 26
- Next Of Kin - father, Sydney Smart, 87 Seddon St, Upper Hutt
- also: son of Sydney Smart & Milbrew Smart (nee Lloyd), of Dunedin

SPENCER, Kenneth Stuart
- Sergeant NZ41552
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OEPRATIONS Germany aged 31
- Next Of Kin - mother N. E. Stewart, c/o Mr A. Satherley, Weraroa Rd, Levin
- also: son of Mr & Mrs S. Spencer, Upper Hutt

STEWART, Leslie Ian
- Sergeant NZ411785
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION aged 25
- Next Of Kin - father, E. C. Stewart, 12 Robert Hall Ave, Remuera, Auckland

STONE, Ronald Francis
- Flight Flight Sergeant NZ405338
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Belgium aged 26
- Next Of Kin - father, L. Stone, Waihou, Te Aroha

SUTHERLAND, Alexander George
- Flight Sergeant
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Europe aged 23
- Next Of Kin - sister, M. Sutherland, Pleasant Point, Timaru
- also: Son of Alexander & Agnes Kay Sutherland (nee Allen) of Canterbury

TABOR, Adrian Oscar
- Sergeant NZ411104
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Europe aged 25
- Next Of Kin - mother, R. Tabor, Owaka, Otago

WELLS, Charles Easton
- Sergeant (Air Gunner) NZ411112
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Germany aged 28
- Next Of Kin - mother, George Wells, 11 Chamberlain St, Feilding
- mother was Ada Rose Wells
- his twin brother George Wells NZ391886 also killed in action

WESTERMAN, Victor Kenneth
- Flight Sergeant NZ41870
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON ACTIV SERVICE Germany age 24
- Next Of Kin - father, Ernest Alfred Westerman, 302 Southampton St, Hastings

WILLIAMS, Albert Gordon Boswell
- Flying Officer NZ401450
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION Mediterranean aged 26
- Next Of Kin - mother, Violet Chanz Williams (nee Wilson), Box 820, Wellington
- father was Ivor Lisle Williams, Kelburn, Wellington

WILLIAMSON, Alan Campbell
- Flight Sergeant NZ411487
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED IN ACTION
- Next Of Kin - mother Ann D. Williamson, 4 Holgate Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland

WILSON, Peter John
- Acting Flight Lieutenant NZ402475
- Missing on air operations
- KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS Germany
- Next Of Kin - mother Elsie Maude Wilson, High St, Dannevirke
- also: Elsie Maude Wilson of Woodville




A 485 (NZ) Squadron Spitfire (restored)


DRAVITZKI buried New Plymouth, New Zealand

the DRAVITZKI buried in New Plymouth as at Dec 2011
- some birth dates may be approx, based on age at death -


DRAVITZKI, Adrian Michael aged 16
- born 1957
- died 1 Apr 1973
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Ann Valerie aged 45
- born 1955
- died 15 Mar 2000
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, David Fredrick aged 80
- born 29 July 1915
- died 9 Sep 1995
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Johanna Eileen 'Babie' (nee DODUNSKI) aged 96
- born 6 May 1911
- daughter of Joseph Felix DODUNSKI & Johanna WISNEWSKI
- married Joseph Anthony Dravitzki in 1931
- died 25 Jun 2007
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Joseph Anthony aged 95
- born 31 August 1903
- son of Vincent & Rose Dravitzki
- died 30 Sep 1998
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Joseph Francis aged 38
- born 1884
- died 20 Jun 1922
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Julie Anne aged 21
- born 1968
- died 5 Feb 1989
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Lily Mary aged 76
- born 4 October 1916
- died 28 September 1993
- buried HAWERA with Martin James

DRAVITZKI, Louisa aged 1
- born 1919
- died 22 May 1920
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Martin James aged 78
- born 10 November 1916
- died 4 January 1995
- buried HAWERA with Lily Mary

DRAVITZKI, Michael Edward aged 89
- born 25 September 1913
- died 25 Nov 2002
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Mr
- nothing recorded
- died 31 Dec 1886
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Paul Francis 'Frank' aged 77
- born 31 March 1899
- son of Vincent DRAVITZKI & Rosalia 'Rose' STACHURSKI
- married Katherine Ferrier WOOLLER in 1926
- died 11 Oct 1976
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Rosaline 'Rose' (nee ROGUSKI) aged 92
- born 1875
- daughter of Francisek 'Michael' ROGUSKI & Marianna DOMBROVSKI
- married John Dravitzki in 1899 & had 5 children
- died 17 Jan 1968
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Terry age not recorded
- born ?
- died 31 Jan 1989
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Thomas aged 8 Weeks
- born Dec 1901
- son of John DRAVITZKI & Rose ROGUSKI
- died 23 Feb 1902
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Vincent aged 81
- born 1873
- died 28 Aug 1954
- buried INGLEWOOD

DRAVITZKI, Vincent aged 75
- born 23 September 1909
- son of Vincent DRAVITZKI & Rosalia 'Rose' STACHURSKI
- died 7 Jun 1985
- buried Awanui

MURCHIE marriages New Zealand 1862 - 1929

the known MURCHIE marriages in New Zealand 1862 - 1929

the MURCHIE GROOMS

Alexander Murchie
- married Mary Anderson MONCUR in 1889

David Murchie
- married Annie INSTONE in 1871

Donald McGregor Murchie
- married Moly Stanley BEAUCHAMP in 1924

George Murchie
- married Sarah Milbro MacKAY in 1900

George Duncan Murchie
- married Jane Elizabeth Sarah REID in 1912

John Murchie
- married Annie Marie HARPER in 1896

John Murchie
- married Flora Hawkesbury BENYON in 1898

Malcolm Murchie
- married Catherine BUCHANAN in 1868

William Henry Murchie
- married Elfreda Jane RICHFIELD in 1894

William Henry Fairthorne Murchie
- married Eileen Susan FORTUNE in 1929

William Stewart Murchie
- married Elizabeth ALLEN in 1868


the MURCHIE BRIDES

Agnes Mitchell Murchie
- married David BROWN in 1911

Alexia Anderson Murchie
- married Sydney William Cottier RANKIN in 1926

Annie Fraser Murchie
- married William KINCAID in 1877

Catherine Murchie
- married William WELLS in 1884

Elizabeth Murchie
- married Roderick McKAY in 1862

Elizabeth Murchie
- married William Fairthorne KEELEY in 1876

Esther Fairthorne Murchie
- married David Lewis BROOME in 1929

Flora Eliza Murchie
- married Albert Mayo BEETHAM in 1927

Irene Jessie Murchie
- married Frank CAMPBELL in 1914

Isabella Jane Elizabeth Murchie
- married James SYKES (1885-1917) 7 June 1916
James embarked for war 4 months after they married
He was killed in action in Ypres, Belgium

Isobel McColl Murchie
- married William Campbell WATT in 1921

Jane Elizabeth Sarah Murchie
- married Donald Herbert PILGRIM in 1927

Jessie Murchie
- married John PETCHELL in 1875

Lillian Grace Murchie
- married William Albert BERRINGTON in 1924

Margaret Murchie
- maried George Nelson GOLDIE in 1868

Mary Elfreda Murchie
- married Edward John WILLS in 1925

Mary Eliza Murchie
- married Sinclair Mackay MUNRO in 1892

Matilda Murchie
- married William Clement PROBERT in 1879

Myrtle Ivy Violet Murchie
- married David Hector TAVENDALE in 1924

Olive May Murchie
- married William Edward STURGERS in 1926

Rose Ellen Richfield Murchie (1901-1973)
- 5th of 11 children (2 sets of twins) of:
William Henry MURCHIE & Elfreida Jane RICHFIELD
- Rose married Henry Lenard MERRIN (1901-1975) in 1923
- Henry was born in Wainui, Canterbury (a twin) to Archibald Frederick MERRIN (1876-1930) & Ellen BREAKWELL. Archibald was born in Colac, Victoria, Australia & died in Otorohanga, Waikato

Sarah Ellen Murchie
- married Henry James SHAW in 1897

Sarah Milbro Murchie
- married Frank KRALJEVICH in 1923

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Sarah Jane HEIM, married Henry SOWERBY - Canterbury, New Zealand, 1869

I would like some information on the parents, siblings etc of Sarah Jane HEIM.
She was born about 1851 in Middlesex, England

Sarah emigrated to New Zealad on the MATOAKA, arriving on the 8th February 1869

Thanks to Selwyn for also providing me with the following information:
* You will see on the passenger list that the only name close to that is
* Herric - Sarah - aged 23 - from Middlesex - Housemaid
* now we know she was 18 so the only explaination for the age 23 is that she put her age up as younger women were supposed to be accompanied for the voyage
* this leaves the surname of Herric - a question I put to 'charlieboy'
His answer is brilliant:
"These are transcribed from the original, and errors are sometimes made, try writing it down with a pencil, then go over it writing Heim, dot the first r as an i, link ric as an m, bingo, we have Heim" !!!

Sarah had apparently refused to marry an elderly suitor in England.
Her future husband, Henry had arrived 17 years earlier into New Zealand
She married him 2 months after arriving, she was then aged 18 and he was 35.

Both Henry and Sarah were great Salvation Army supporters

She married Henry Sowerby 22 April 1869 at Peel Forest,Canterbury
- Henry was born in London on 26 ecember 1834, a son of William SOWERBY & Jane Hellier ROWLEY who emigrated to NZ an died in Lower Hutt

They had 15 children:

* 1870 - 1959 William Sowerby

* 1971 - 1942 Lydia Sowerby

* 1872 - 1946 Henry Sowerby

* 1874 - 1911 Albert Sowerby

* 1875 - 1942 Charles Sowerby

* 1877 - 1884 Alfred James Sowerby

* 1879 - 1880 Vincent John Sowerby

* 1881 - 1963 George Sowerby

* 1883 - 1969 Walter Sowerby

* 1885 - 1885 Arthur Sowerby

* 1886 - 1958 Florence Maud Sowerby

* 1887 - 1955 Ernest Reginald Sowerby
- Ernest married Minnie Peck
- she was a sister of Ivy Peck who married his brother Percy

* 1888 - 1968 Clara Sowerby

* 1890 - 1953 Percy Sowerby
- married Ivy Peck in Woodville, Manawatu in 1912
- they had 5 children
- Ivy died in 1925
- Percy later married Ivy's neice Olive Peck in 1933 and they had another 3 children (they had had a son the year before he married Ivy but he had died aged 3 months)
- His brother Ernest married his wife Ivy's sister Minnie

* 1892 - 1918 Frederick Heim Sowerby
- married Annie Marjory McKay (?-1984) in about 1914
- they had a daughter in 1917 Freda Muriel Annie Sowerby
- Frederick was killed in action in France 27 July 1918
- Freda married Sydney Eric Centennial GREEDY in Palmerston North in Nov 1940
- Sydney was a son of Sydney Centennial Greedy & Violet May O'Leary

Henry and his family moved north to the Manawatu about 1898


Sarah died 7 Feb 1928 in New Zealand
- buried PLOT 25 - BLOCK 9 - SECTION: MAIN at Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville
Henry died 2 days later on 9 Feb 1928 aged 93
- he was buried with Sarah


from the 'WAR CRY' published 3rd March 1928
... BROTHER and SISTER SOWERBY of Woodville Answer the Call

February 7th and 9th marked the passing of our veteran comrades. Brother and Sister Henry Sowerby. After spending nearly sixty years together, it seemed fitting that they should be called Home within a few hours of each other.
It was with this thought in mind that Mrs Adjutant Campion in her prayer at the gravesde was led to use the words of the good old Book: "They were pleasant in their lives and to their death they were not divided."
Ther large family of surviving sons and daughters, with but one exception, were present, and bore elquent testimony to the love and affection that existed between them and their dear parents.
Though with grief-stricken hearts and tear-bedimmed eyes they viewed the last rites performed, it was wih a sense of consolation that they heard the words so definitely spoken by Adjutant Campion: "In sure and certain hope of meeting again."
Brother and Sister Sowerby were converted forty years ago at Peel Forest, then an outpost of Ashburton Corps, under the ministration of Mrs Captain John Field.
Very faithfully, together with other comrades, they kept the Flag flying at the Outpost. They often recalled many interesting incidents of early-day warfare. Later they were transferred to Geraldine Corps, thence to Feilding, and finally to Woodville.
During their many years here, their faithfull service as Salvationists, in active of retired life, in public or private, has been of great value.
Large numbers in Woodville as well as in other places have been helped and blessed through association with them.
They were laid to rest with full Salvation Army honours, there being a large following at both funerals. A memorial survice was held Sunday evening, when feeling references were made to their consistent characters.
Deep sympathy goes to the loved ones, who for so many years looked to their dear parents for guidance and counsel. - Richards





NOTES
message received
(by Greedster on 2012-02-06 14:13:55
Hi
I hope you get this
My name is Andre greedy Frederick sowerby is my great grand father.
As you know Frederick died in 1918 shortly after marrying annie marjory mckay they had one child freda muriel annie sowerby she married sydney eric greedy son of sydney centennial greedy and violet may greedy (o'leary) they had 2 children graeme and erika greedy, graeme married jean winter oldest daughter of john ernest winter and charlotte ella winter (yandle) and also had 2 children andre and tanya greedy annie sowerby never remarried and lived with her daughter and son in law in new plymouth)





photo of Sarah HEIM & Henry SOWERBY
- kindly provided by Selwyn Stevens


RICKARD buried Chirstchurch, Canterbury

the RICKARD buried in Christchurch as at Nov 2011
- some birth dates may be approx, based on age at death


Albert Edward Rickard
- born January 1904 in Christchurch
- son of Albert Edward RICKARD & Charlotte Elizabeth McCAUSLAND
- live in Park Rd, Linwood
- died 14 March 1904 aged 2 weeks
- buried Plot 169NEC, Block 31A at Linwood cemetery

Alfred Henry Rickard
- born 1872 in Hokitika
- married Emma Crump Straw in 1894
- lived at 534 Barbadoes St, Christchurch
- he was a Factory Manager
- died 25 March 1938 aged 65
- buried Plot 315, Block 14 at Bromley cemetery

Alice Rickard
- born 1863 in New zealand
- lived at Fendalton
- died 1 October 1896 aged 33
- buried Plot 121, Block 22 at Linwood cemetery

Annie May Rickard
- born 1896 in Christchurch
- daughter of Charles John RICKARD & Annie Susan Ellen MOULE
- lived at 36 Queen St,
- died 28 February 1897 aged 7 months
- buried Plot 127, Block 32 at Linwood cemetery

Dorothy Violet Louise Rickard
- born 1902 in Christchurch
- died 30 March 1986 aged 84
- buried Plot 10, Block 1A at Bromley cemetery

Edward Rickard
- born 1906
- died 1 September 1977 aged 71
- buried Plot 75QP, Lawn block at Waimairi cemetery with Eva

Emily Jane Rickard (nee BROOK)
- born 1874 in Otago
- married Thomas Joseph Rickard in 1898
- died 16 December 1949 aged 75
- buried Plot 307, Block 15 at bromley cemetery

Emma Crump Rickard (nee STRAW)
- born 1869 in Christchurch
- married Alfred Henry Rickard in 1894
- lived at 534 Barbadoes St, Christchurch
- died 7 july 1947 aged 77
- buried Plot 315, Block 14 at Bromley cemetery with Alfred

Eva Emily Rickard
- born 1913 in Redding, England
- died 10 August 2000 aged 91
- buried Plot 75QP, Lawn Block at Waimairi cemetery with Edward

Fanny Rickard (nee WARREN)
- born 1831 in England
- emigrated to NZ about 1867
- married George William Rickard (below) 10 April 1868
- was living in Frederick St, Linwood
- died 13 October 1907 aged 76
- buried with George Plot 68, Block 32 at Linwood cemetery


George William Rickard
- born 1820 in England
- emigrated to NZ about 1850
- married Fanny WARREN on 10 April 1868
- they apparently had 3 sons:
1 .. 1873 - 1953 George Warren Rickard
- George married Gertrude May WALLIS (1874-1955) in 1901
- only 1 child found at this time:
- 1903 - 1967 Lawrence George Rickard
2 .. 1875 - 1875 Arthur Colburn Rickard
- Arthur died aged 6 weeks
???? - can you please help with the other son


- lived at 7 Travers St, Linwood, Christchurch
- died 18 Januray 1900 aged 80
- buried Plot 68, Block 32 at Linwood cemetery

Harold George Rickard
- born Aug/Sep 1900 in Christchurch
- son of Charles John RICKARD & Annie Susan Ellen MOULE
- lived in Union St
- died 4 Jan 1901 aged 4 months
- buried Plot 1227, Block 32 at Linwood cemetery

Lawrence George Rickard
- born 1903 in Christchurch
- son of George Warren RICKARD & Gertrude May WALLIS
- died 19 February 1967 aged 63
- he was a Music Teacher
- buried Plot 10, Block 1A at Bromley cemetery

Thomas Joseph Rickard
- born 1864 in Somerset, England
- emigrated about 1875
- married Emily Jane Brook in 1898
- lived in Rosewarne St, Christchurch
- he was a Flourmiller
- died 12 November 1940 aged 76
- buried Plot 307, Block 15 at Bromley cemetery

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HEPBURN marriages New South Wales

some HEPBURN marriages New South Wales
- (from NSW BDM)

1944 - HEPBURN ALBERT THOMAS
- married CASEY, ELSIE IRENE in PADDINGTON

1912 - HEPBURN ALEXANDER
- married HUTCHINSON, ELEANOR in KATOOMBA

1901 - HEPBURN ALFRED
- married MARR, LILIAN B in BALRANALD

1947 - HEPBURN ALLAN DAVID
- married WAKELING, DOROTHY AMELIA in CHATSWOOD

1919 - HEPBURN ANDREW
- married THOMPSON, FLORA E in LISMORE

1948 - HEPBURN ANDREW GRAHAM
- married MULREADY, ELAINE ISABEL ALICE in LISMORE

1952 - HEPBURN ANDREW WILLIAM
- married URQUHART, NORMA in PADDINGTON

1939 - HEPBURN ARTHUR EDWARD
- married REID, IRENE MAY in CHATSWOOD

1907 - HEPBURN AUGUSTINE P
- married VILES, BEATRICE M in ST LEONARDS

1956 - HEPBURN BADEN
- married SMITH, FLORENCE in PADDINGTON

1932 - HEPBURN BADEN
- married STEVENS, MAY in PATERSON, Lower Hunter Valley

1914 - HEPBURN BERTIE R
- married CHESTER, LILY in SYDNEY

1904 - HEPBURN CHARLES G
- married GELL, ANGELA M in SYDNEY

1913 - HEPBURN CHARLES V
- married HOPKINS, PATIENCE L in NEWCASTLE

1872 - HEPBURN DAVID
- married BURGESS, MARY J in MOULAMEIN

1952 - HEPBURN DOUGLAS ROBERT
- married HERON, PHYLLIS IRENE in BEGA

1954 - HEPBURN ERNEST MACGREGORY
- married WITHERS, THELMA BERRIS in MAYFIELD

1943 - HEPBURN ERNEST WILLIAM
- married CLEMOW, JEAN DOROTHY in RANDWICK

1923 - HEPBURN FRANCIS
- married BROAD HANNAH, B in SYDNEY

1936 - HEPBURN FRANCIS JOSEPH
- married RILEY, IRENE ADA in MARRICKVILLE

1936 - HEPBURN FREDERICK GEORGE
- married SMITH, ELLEN MAY in CANTERBURY

1957 - HEPBURN GEOFFREY JOHN
- married SKINNER, ROSELINE MARY in HORNSBY

1909 - HEPBURN GEORGE
- married IRVINE, JULIA in ST LEONARDS

1914 - HEPBURN GEORGE F
- married BARKER, ISABEL in WAVERLEY

1944 - HEPBURN GEORGE GORDON
- married PASCOE, VIOLET ANGELINA in CANTERBURY

1959 - HEPBURN GEORGE WILLIAM
- married MATTHEWS, IRENE MARY in SYDNEY

1959 - HEPBURN GEORGE WILLIAM
- married HAMMOND, IRENE MARY in SYDNEY

1956 - HEPBURN GORDON JASON S
- married DOOGAN, ANNABEL in NEWTOWN

1951 - HEPBURN GORDON LINDSAY
- married REIS, STELLA NOELLE in ALBURY

1948 - HEPBURN HENRY ALEXANDER
- married GUTHRIE, JEAN ELIZABETH in BEGA

1948 - HEPBURN HERBERT
- married HARGRAVE, NANCY LEGN in MOSMAN

1949 - HEPBURN HERBERT DEMPSEY
- married BENJAMIN, PHOEBE in SYDNEY

1958 - HEPBURN HERBERT GEORGE
- married IVILL, VERONICA in DELEGATE

1946 - HEPBURN JACK
- married DAWES, LEILA IVY in ASHFIELD

1918 - HEPBURN JAMES
- married CLEMENTS, BERTHA I in SYDNEY

1904 - HEPBURN JAMES
- married EVANS, JESSIE L S in SYDNEY

1891 - HEPBURN JAMES
- married QUINN, MARION M in SYDNEY

1906 - HEPBURN JAMES C
- married JACKSON, AGNES M in SYDNEY

1939 - HEPBURN JAMES DEMPSTER
- married TRIBE, DOROTHY EILEEN in CANTERBURY

1940 - HEPBURN JAMES DOUGLAS
- married COOK, MARCIA BEATRICE in LISMORE

1943 - HEPBURN, JAMES HENRY
- married NAISMITH, MAY GRACE in SYDNEY

1921 - HEPBURN JOHN
- married PETERS, EDITH E E in HORNSBY

1865 - HEPBURN
- married BRYANT, NOELE FAITH in BANKSTOWN

1879 - HEPBURN JOHN
- married MULLINS, MARY in PADDINGTON

1945 - HEPBURN JOHN EDWARD
- married NIXON, JOAN PATRICIA in WAGGA WAGGA

1928 - HEPBURN JOHN J
- married FORREST, VERA M BOMBALA

1929 - HEPBURN JOHN K
- married VIDLER, DORIS I in LISMORE

1944 - HEPBURN JOHN LAWRENCE
- married NOLAN, MARGARET ETHEL in NORTH SYDNEY

1959 - HEPBURN JOHN PATRICK
- married WILLIAMS, DAWN MARY in BURWOOD

1916 - HEPBURN JOHN T
- married MOSES, MARY M in SYDNEY

1953 - HEPBURN KENNETH AUGUSTINE
- married INGRAM, MARION RUTH in NORTH SYDNEY

1956 - HEPBURN KENNETH GEORGE
- married BALDWIN, SHIRLEY MAY in HORNSBY

1924 - HEPBURN MALCOLM H
- married CARROLL, DOROTHY M in SYDNEY

1938 - HEPBURN NORMAN ARTHUR married OTWAY, HARRIETT in SYDNEY

1935 - HEPBURN NORMAN J
- married MANGAN, GWENDOLENE E SYDNEY

1890 - HEPBURN PETER
- married COULSON, SUSANNAH in MEREWETHER

1944 - HEPBURN PETER
- married GOODMAN, IRENE ROSEINA in CHATSWOOD

1920 - HEPBURN PETER J
- married SELBY, RUBY in ROCKDALE

1958 - HEPBURN PETER JOHN
- married BAGLIN, JEANETTE MAURITA in LIVERPOOL

1888 - HEPBURN ROBERT
- married DAVIS, EMILY J in HILLSTON

1926 - HEPBURN ROBERT E
- married CARNEY, ALMA M MURRUMBURRAH

1933 - HEPBURN ROBERT L
- married BELL, FANEY in NEWTOWN

1925 - HEPBURN ROBERT L
- married MACKENZIE, LEILA R in BROKEN HILL

1948 - HEPBURN ROBERT WISEMAN
- married BELGROVE, BETTY EDITH in GOULBURN

1936 - HEPBURN RONALD CHARLES
- married CAIN, MARY LILLIAN in WALLSEND

1930 - HEPBURN ROSS
- married BISHOP, JANET in SYDNEY

1948 - HEPBURN ROYDON COLIN
- married ROWE, NORMA in LISMORE

1934 - HEPBURN SELWYN W
- married SMITH, KATHLEEN L in ST PETERS

1918 - HEPBURN THOMAS
- married BRIGGS, OLIVE G BROKEN HILL

1929 - HEPBURN THOMAS J
- married BARBER, ELLEN E in MOAMA

1943 - HEPBURN THOMAS MERVYN
- married DURHAM, DUNLOP HAZEL in GRAFTON

1894 - HEPBURN THOMAS S
- married LOCK, AGNES in BOMBALA

1928 - HEPBURN WILLIAM
- married HILLS, ENID in CHATSWOOD

1937 - HEPBURN WILLIAM
- married DAWS, VIOLET ADA SEYMOUR in SYDNEY

1884 - HEPBURN WILLIAM
- arried COOPER, ANNIE in SYDNEY

1891 - HEPBURN WILLIAM married LUCAS, FANNY L in BROKEN HILL
- married EVANS, RACHEL S in MEREWETHER

1905 - HEPBURN WILLIAM B
- married RISHWORTH, FLORENCE A in LISMORE

1937 - HEPBURN WILLIAM FRANCIS
- married SHACKEL, DAISY ISABEL in LISMORE

1891 - HEPBURN WILLIAM L
- married SWAN, ADELINE M in TAMWORTH

1915 - HEPBURN WILLIAM L
- married DEMPSEY, ETHEL E in BALMAIN SOUTH

1948 - HEPBURN WILLIAM MACKENZIE
- married MARTIN, ELIZABETH ANNIE in BROKEN HILL

1914 - HEPBURN WILLIAM O
- married SCHOFIELD, ANNIE in REDFERN

1881 - HEPBURN WILLIAM R
- married BURROWES, MARY H in GOULBURN

CHITTICK (and neighbours) TAITA, Lower Hutt 1888 - 1945

written by lisachittick on 8 Dec 2011 re TAITA CEMETERY 'Residents'

Hi, thank you for your research. My husband and children are descendants of George and Jane Chittick buried at Christ Church Taita. Just for your interest the Chitticks are connected with the Augusts and the Bentleys throught the marriage of Robert Arthur Chittick, son of George and Jane; to Joan Esther August, daughter of Herbert Lewis August and Harriet Rubina Jessie Bentley also buried at Christ Church. I would love more info, if you have any of the early days that the Chitticks spent at Taita, records,photos??? etc
Many thanks Lisa Chittick HB
- this is written in reply to lisa's request -

MANY of the following people can be found on PECK of TAITA


RED HEADLINES denotes news from the HUTT VALLEY
GREEN HEADLINES news from OTAKI, (70km north)

8 NOVEMBER 1888 - PRINCE OF WALES BIRTHDAY
ORANGE PICNIC on the PRINCE OF WALES BIRTHDAY (Friday 9th November) at Mr CHITTICK'S GROUNDS Near the Post Office, Lower Hutt. Races, Cricket, Quoits, Football, Pig Hunt and other sports. The Orange Band will play selections of new music during the day. Mr GODBAR, the well-known caterer, will supply refreshments at town prices. N.B. - All Orangemen, effective and non-effective, visiting brethren, and officers and members of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, are requested to meet at the Lodge room, York-street on Friday morning, 9th November, at 8.30, to form procession and proceed to the Hutt by the 9.45 train, returning from the Hutt by the 5.15pm train. Regalia and white gloves


24 DECEMBER 1888 - CHITTICK's ANNUAL XMAS PICNIC
... The Garrison Band Amusement Committee's annual picnic at Mr CHITTICK'S grounds, Lower Hutt (with a dance at Bowie's Hall in the evening) and the Salvationist encampment at Crofton, for all of which special excursion trains are available.


29 DECEMBER 1888 - CHITTICK's ANNUAL NEW YEAR PICNIC
... The Orangemen of Wellington will hold their annual picnic on New Year's Day at Mr CHITTICK's grounds, Lower Hutt. The lodges will meet at the York-street lodge-room at 8.45, together with the members of the Protestant Alliance Society, and will march in procession to the railway station, headed by the Protestant Band. On arrival at the grounds an extensive programme of sports will be gone through


7 JUNE 1889 - MILK PRICES
... The undersigned have mutually agreed to charge the following prices for Milk, to be delivered at the Lower Hutt Railway Station:- 8d per gallon from 1st June instant to 30th September, 1889; and 5dper gallon from 1st October to 30th April 1890: E. J. RIDDIFORD, James JUDD, S. S. MASON, Thomas AVERY, D. JUDD, John FARRELLY, W. CLOUT, George CHITTICK, J. CAVANAGH, Stephen JUDD, PERRY Bros., George WINDRUM, E. HAYES, Peter SPEEDY, F. FISK, S. HARRIS, Joseph KNIGHT


16 MARCH 1889 - HIBERNIAN SOCIETY'S PICNIC
CEAD MILLE FAILTE to the HIBERNIAN SOCIETY'S PICNIC and SPORTS to be held at Mr CHITTICK'S Paddock, Lower Hutt on Monday 18th March. The Society will march in Procession from Courtney-place, headed by their fine Brass band, at 9am, to the Railway station. First Train will leave at 9.45am. Tickets will be available for 9.45am, 11.15am, 1.15pm. A Programme of Sports, consisting of Running, Jumping, Tug-of-War, &c., &c.
The society's Band will be in attendance, and will play choice Selections of Music.
Return Fares, including admission to the Grounds - First Class, 2s 9d; Second Class, 2s. Children, Half-price
Officers, Members and Members of the Band are requested to meet at the corner of Clyde-quay, on MONDAY, at 8.45am, for the purpose of Marching in Procession to the Railway Station. W.J. GRANT, Secretary


6 AUGUST 1889 - LOWER HUTT TOWN BOARD
... An ordinary meeting of the Lower Hutt Town Board was held last evening in the Board's office. Present - Commissioners RANSOM, CUDBY, HAYES, and FITZHERBERT. Commissioner FITZHERBERT, in the absence of the Chairman (Mr R. CLELAND), voted to the chair.
- Mr CHITTICK applied for permission to open the road beside his place on No 2 Waiwetu-roa, for the purpose of putting a culvert across that road. If the Board supplied the pipes he would supply the labour. He was about to crop his land, and wished to avoid being flooded. The Chairman pointed out that, the road being 16ft wide, ten 12in pipes would be required. However, he recognised that the work would confer a benefit on others also. On the motion of Commissioner CUDBY, seconded by the Chairman, the application was agreed to


25 SEPTEMBER 1889 - PORT OF WELLINGTON
... ARRIVED from Nelson via Picton - Penguin, 442 tons, BERNECH. Passengers: Cabin - Miss WHEELER, Mrs BROWN, Mr and Mrs CHITTICK, Messrs GILMER, MUNRO, DEEMER, DUNCAN, JONES, MOORE, MEADOWCROFT, MYERS, RIGG, McGUIRE, PATTERSON, PRICE, BLACKADDER, SPENCER, FIDES, LOGAN, MURRAY, CAMPBELL, HAWKER, FRASER,MITCHELL, YUILE and son, and Col FRASER; 11 in steerage


1 OCTOBER 1889 - MARRIAGE
... CHITTICK-DE ROSA - On the 18th of September, at st James Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev Mr JONES, George CHITTICK, to Mary De ROSA, only daughter of Ernest De ROSA, Lower Hutt. No cards, but some cake


27 AUGUST 1890 - MAGISTRATE'S COURT
... George CHITTICK, farmer, of the Hutt, was summoned for four separate breaches of the Stamp Act, in tendering receipts without having first stamped them. The defendant pleaded guilty, and stated he was under the impression that one stamped receipt was sufficient. Sergeant-Major RAMSAY agreed to accept a fine in one case and to withdraw the other three informations, and in consideration of this his Worship fined the defendant 20s, with 9s costs.


12 NOVEMBER 1890 - ESTATE of Joseph F. FLEET
... In the estate of Joseph F. FLEET, contractor of Petone, the liabilities are stated at 82 7s 4d, and the assets at 48 10s, including book debts and furniture and stock. There is also a debt of 140 to the Bank of New Zealand, which is secured by mortgage over Petone properties. Most of the creditors' claims are small. The principal amounts are - R. C. KIRK 16; Sir William FITZHERBERT 16; David DICK 8 14s; G. CHITTICK 7; W. BISHOP 6; C. S. COLLETT 5 15s; GEANGE 5 5s


25 AUGUST 1891 - ESTATE of Joseph P. WALLACE
... The statement of assets and liabilites in the estate of Joseph P. WALLACE, dairy man, a bankrupt, was submitted to the Acting Official Assignee to-day. The former are set down as being 15, value of book debts, The unsecured liabilities amount to 219 7s 1d. Following are the principal creditors:- JAMIESON BROS. (Commercial Loan Company), 21 18s; F. BUCK Lower Hutt, 8; Wellington Trust and Loan Company, 6; JANSON, 3 1s 5d; Empire Loan Company, 3; F. Le NERY, 4 10s; G. CHITTICK, Lower Hutt, 36 (an equivalent in 2011 of $6,750); Mrs A. TOWNSEND, 44; G. WINDRUM, Lower Hutt, 9; W. CLUT, Lower Hutt, 18 10s; W. TISCH, New Plymouth, 10 10s; W. R. TOWNSEND, 5 10s; SMALL, Silverstream, 3; S. BROWN, 7 3s; J. PHELAN, 4 5s; EDWARDS, Mungaroa, 4 10s; GALVIN, Lower Hutt, 3 15s. All the other claims are under 3. G. W. SMART, holding a bailment over the debtor's private furniture for a debt of 7


14 FEBRUARY 1894 - DEATH
... DE ROSA - On the 13th February, 1894, at Lower Hutt, Joachim De ROSA (KING), dearly beloved father of Mrs George CHITTICK, aged 62 years; deeply regretted by all who knew him. R.I.P. (Joachim was born about 1832 in the Azores. He emigrated to NZ in 1887, via America. Mary De Rosa may have been a daughter of Joachim's brother Joseph who drowned in America in 1880)


1 AUGUST 1895 - POSTAL DELIVERY
... As a result of a petition from Lower Hutt settlers for an increase of area for postal delivery, which was forwarded through Dr NEWMAN, M.H.R., to the Postmaster Gneral, the letter-carrier is to commence a new round, which embraces Eglinton's, the junction of CHITTICK's lane, and the Lower Waiwetu-road. Letter-boxes are to be placed at these points, and the postman will be provided with a bicycle


11 JANUARY 1901 - WORKER REQUIRED
... WANTED, Man, for farm; one who can milk and work. Apply G. CHITTICK, Taita


16 NOVEMBER 1901 - PRETTY WEDDING
... A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Roman Catholic Church, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday, October 6th, when Miss Philomena 'Minnie' De ROSA (cousin of Mrs G. CHITTICK, Taita) was married to Mr W. BARRETT, one of the managers of the Hutt Valley Nursery Gardens. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father MAPLES.
The bride, who was given away by her uncle (Mr E. De Rosa), looked charming in a gown of white figured silk, trimmed with lace and orange blossoms, and the usual veil. She carried a very beautiful shower bouguet of white roses and syringa. Her attendants were the Misses M. SILVA, M. ADAMS, N. BARRETT (sister of the bridegroom) and N. MURPHY (cousin). The two former were attired in dresses of pale yellow muslin with trimming of white silk hats of cream straw, with roses and chiffon
The other maids wore white muslin frocks, with lace and insertion, and white picture hats, with tips and chiffon. All the bridesmaids carried shower bouquets. Mr Arthur PRINGLE acted as best man and Mr A. MacMILLAN as groomsman. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a handsome piano, to the chief bridesmaid he gave a gold ring, set with turquoise and pearls and to the other maids, gold brooches. At the conclusion of the ceremony Menelssohn's Wedding March was played by Miss Alice DONNELLY. A reception was afterwards held at the Lower Hutt Hall, where afternoon tea was served. The health of the happy couple and bridesmaids were proposed by the Rev Father MAPLES and Mr GIBBONS and the toasts were honoured with considerable enthusiasm.
The bride's travelling-dress was of blue voile trimmed with white silk and chiffon, and a pretty white chiffon togue. A large number of costly presents were received, including a beautiful hanging lamp from Mr H. C. GIBBONS, proprietor of the Hutt Valley Nurseries, and a marble clock from the employees. Gifts were received from all parts of the district testifying to the popularity of the happy couple who are well known throughout the Valley. At the reception, Mrs CHITTICK, cousin of the bride, wore a gown of black corded silk and a chiffon toque with roses


14 MAY 1902 - TAITA OBJECTIONS
... George CHITTICK, owner of part of section 15 of block 9, 32 acres, at Taita, Epuni riding, unimproved value 1760, improvements 490, objected that his capital value was higher than his neighbours. Mr CAVERHILL said that 55 an acre was a fair valuation, as neighbouring land had sold at 80 an acre. Some neighbouring sections valued lower - e.g., WILSON'S land at 50 an acre - were in a poorer position. Mr WELCH, a witness called by the objector, stated that the productive value of the adjoining land was equal to that of the objectors, but he had not considered the cutting-up value. The objectors land had an advantage in the way of frontage. Dealing with the improvements, the objector said the figure should be 1000. The Court sustained the valuations, holding that the unimproved valuation was fair, and the value of the improvements should not be increased, because any increase in the value of live fences was counteracted by the depreciation of the buildings since last valuation


17 DECEMBER 1910 - EPUNI SCHOOL PRIZES
... Every child passing a standard received a prize. The Rev. J. McCAW presented the prizes.
Specials were given as follows:-
FULL ATTENDANCE - G. DORNE, J. DORNE, E. SMITH, Arnold SMITH, F. MANDERSON, L. HALL, M. SMITH, W. TIMMINGS
BRUSHWORK - Senior: O. CALLS, A. SMITH, Junior: G. McCLELLAND, F. POTTER, Roy BARRETT, M. TIMMINGS
GARDENS - F. MANDERSON, G.WATSON
BEST SET OF BOOKS - F. PILCHER, A. PRYDE
MOST IMPROVEMENT - A. SWAIN, L. HALL
- Best pass in each standard:-
Standard I - V. BURNSKEY,
Standard II - G. SANDERS
Standard III - F. THORPE
Standard IV - F. MANDERSON
Standard V - N. COTTLE
- SEWING:-
Standards V & VI - F. SANDERS & E. THORPE
Standard IV - F. BURNS & V. WATSON
Standard III - L. RUDMAN & A. PRYDE
Standard II - M. WILSON, G. LUNDGREN, G. SANDERS & Jean McCLELLAND
Standard I - M. SMITH, V. ENGLAND & R. PELHAM
RAPID ARITHMETIC - Senior: F. MANDERSON; junior: H. CHITTICK
MOST MARKS - F. MANDERSON & G. WATSON


28 APRIL 1911 - HOUSEHOLDERS MEETING UPROAR
... The Wellington papers state that the residents of Stoke Valley (between Upper and Lower Hutt) concluded the householders meeting on Monday night in a lively fashion. Mr T. DELANEY occupied the chair. There was a tie between two of the candidates, Messrs H.SMITH and DELANEY, and it was decided to have a second ballot. The loser, Mr SMITH, quesitoned the decision of the scrutineers, Messrs CHITTICK and FOSTER. Uproar ensued, in which someone struck Mr FOSTER, whereupon a general scuffle took place, the lamp being upset and forms thrown about. An amusing aspect of the scene was the free use of her umbrella by one of the women voters present.


1 JUNE 1911 - George & Jane MARRY
... George CHITTICK (1847-1929) from County Tyrone, Ireland marries Jane WHITAKER (1883-1947) of Brimely, Lancaster, England, in Stokes Valley Lower Hutt


? 1912 - BIRTH
... George William CHITTICK, the 1st of 3 sons to George & Jane CHITTICK, is born in Taita. He dies 14 January 1939 aged 26 (see that date below)


17 OCTOBER 1912 - CATTLE STOLEN
CATTLE STOLEN FROM TINAKORI HILLS
- Cuthbert BRIDGE PLEADS GUILTY
... Cuthbert William BRIDGE, lately in the employ of the Railway Department and since then occupied as a farmer at Solway, near Masterton, appeared before Mr RIDDELL, S.M., at the Magistrate's Court yesterday afternon on a charge of cattle stealing. The total value of the beasts was over 75.
About five weeks ago a mob of fifteen head of cattle were stolen from Northland, Wellington. From investigation made by the police the cattle were found to have been railed fom Upper Hutt to Solway, about one and a half miles from Masterton ... read full story at link above ... Frederick WITTON, William BELL, John BREEN and George CHITTICK gave evidence as to the identificaiton of the animals


29 MAY 1913 - BIRTH
... John Whitaker CHITTICK, the 2nd of 3 sons to George & Jane CHITTICK, is born in Taita. He dies 6 August 1977 aged 64

21 JUNE 1913 - WORK WANTED
... PLOUGHING done by contract by H. CHITTICK, Waiwetu-road, Lower Hutt


23 JUNE 1913 - FOR SALE
... 7 DAIRY Cows For Sale.Apply to H. CHITTICK, Waiwetu-road, Lower Hutt


29 NOVEMBER 1915 - BIRTH
... Robert Arthur CHITTICK, the 3rd of 3 sons to George & Jane CHITTICK, is born in Taita. He dies 22 May 1974 in Hawkes Bay aged 58. He married Joan Esther AUGUST (1917-1980) of Te Horo, Kapiti Coast, and they had at least 4 sons. Robert & Joan are buried Plot 011 & 012, Block BA at Waipawa Cemetery


8 JUNE 1916 - CIVIL CASE
... Before Mr W. G. RIDDELL, S.M., and Messrs J. CUDBY and J. WILKIN, Justices of the Peace, yesterday, Carl RASMUSSEN sued H. CHITTICK for the sum of 14, being damages alleged to be due on account of defendant not having carried out the terms of a lease which required him to leave a parcel of land leased by defendant sown in good English grasses. Mr E. P. BUNNY appeared for plaintiff, who gave and called evidence to show that the land was insufficiently prepared for grassing, that is was insufficiently sown, that the ground was left full of weeds, and that the work had to be done over again by plaintiff. The defence, which was conducted by Mr J. J. McGRATH was a denial of the allegations of plaintiff, evidence being called with the object of establishing that the ground was properly worked and sufficient and good quality of the seed sown. It was contended that any failure of germination was due to the dampness of the ground and that the weeds were inherent in the soil. Judgment was with-held pending the hearing by the Magistrate of further argument on the grounds that the provisions of the lease could not apply, as it was contended that, by a certain action, RASMUSSEN had already determined the lease. Judgment was also reserved in respect to a counter-claim by CHITTICK for the sum of 6 alleged to have been promised by RASMUSSEN for a drain dug on the land


15 DECEMBER 1916 - 300 MEN CALLED UP
... The complete list of names called up under the second ballot in the Wellington City, Manawatu, and Wairarapa recruiting districts to flil vacancies in the 25th Reinforcements is as follows:
- CHITTICK, G., Taita, market gardener


29 AUGUST 1917 - 33rd REINFORCEMENTS
... WELLINGTON CITY QUOTA - FULL LIST OF NAMES
- Following is the complete lst of names of men from No 5 Group (Wellington City and Suburb) wo went into camp last week as the local quota for the 33rd Reinforcements:-
- and G. CHITTICK


17 OCTOBER 1917 - FETE at LOWER HUTT
... The result of "Our Day" Fete at the Lower Hutt last week was the sum of 310, which shows that excellent work and organisation mudt have been given by the promoters and helpers. The expenses were very small, and a handsome sum will be handed to the Red Cross Fund. The following is the list of prize winners in the various competitions:-
CLASS A
SPONGE SANDWICH - Mrs W. BOCK 1, Mrs McILVRIE 2
BUTTER SPONGE - Mrs KERR 1, Mrs TOSWILL 2
COLLECTION SMALL CAKES - Mrs NICOL 1
SCONES - Mrs HENDRY 1
HOMEMADE LOAF - Mrs McLACHLAN 1, Mrs CLARK 2
FANCY BREAD - Mrs BAKER 1, Mrs HEGGIE 2
FRUIT CAKE - Mrs HOWE 1, Miss WILKINS 2
CLASS B
HAND SEWN GARMENT - Miss SLADDEN 1
HAND KNITTED SOCKS - Mrs CHITTICK 1, Mrs REEVES 2
CLASS C (children)
SPONGE SANDWICH - Myrtle JUDD 1
SCONES - Eksie BARLOW 1, Edith HARLEY 2
HAND SEWN GARMENT - Jocelyn JOLLIFFE 1, Zoe LARGE 2
HAND KNITTED SOCKS - Vera WARMINGTON 1
SPECIAL PRIZE - Margaret BARTON
SHILLING COMPETITION (best article made from one shilling's worth material) - Miss LEES 1, Mrs McLACHLAU 2 Mrs STRAND, snr, highly commended


28 FEBRUARY 1920 - MARRIAGE
BROOKER-CHITTICK - On the 21st January, 1920, at Knox Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. Mcaw, Edward Ernest Brooker, eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs F. E. BROOKER, Lower Hutt, to Margaretta, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. CHITTICK, "The Oaks", Taita

... The wedding of Miss Margaretta CHITTICK, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. CHITTICK, Taita, to Mr Edward Ernest BROOKER; son of the late Mr and Mrs BROOKER, of the Lower Hutt, took place recently at the Knox Church, Lower Hutt. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. McCAW. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin charmeuse, with an overdress of Brussels all-over lace and silver trimming; her veil being worn mob-cap fashion and fastened by a spray of orange blosson. She also carried a beautiful shower bouguet of cream cactus dahlias and maidenhair fern. The chief bridesmaid, Miss Amy CHITTICK, was in plain heliotrope crepe de chine and georgette, and wore a leghorn hat trimmed with heliotrope and lemon coloured crepe de chine. She also carried a bouguet of heliotrope sweet peas with streamer to match. The two small bridesmaids were Miss Eda GARNER and Miss Lorrima SHUSTER, the former wearing pale blue crepe de chine, and both carried posies of pink sweet peas. The chief bridesmaid received a gold pendant, and the two small bridesmaids gold bar brooches, from the bridegroom. Mr Loyal BROOKER was best-man, both he and the bridegroom being returned soldiers. After the ceremony a reception was held at "The Oaks', the residence of the bride's parents. Later Mr and Mrs BROOKER left for the South, the bride travelling in a fawn gabardine costume and hat to match


26 FEBRUARY 1920 - WORKER WANTED
... WANTED, Man or strong Boy, to pick potatoes and hoe cabbages. Apply H. CHITTICK, "The Oaks", Taita


27 MARCH 1920 - LOST
... LOST, from Town Hall, Lower Hutt, Saturday, 20th, Gent's Bicycle, French grey colour. Reward on returning to G. CHITTICK, Taita


19 AUGUST 1920 - FOR SALE
... FOR SALE, Express, good as new, carry 2 tons, also Yearling Bull, ready service. H. CHITTICK, "Oaks," Taita, Lower Hut


11 DECEMBER 1920 - WORKER WANTED
... WANTED, A Man or Strong Boy, to do market garden. Apply H. CHITTICK, 'Oaks', Taita


5 MARCH 1921 - WORKERS WANTED
... WANTED, 2 Men, market garden. CHITTICK, The Oaks, Taita, Lower Hutt


5 OCTOBER 1921 - IN COURT
... A sitting of the Lower Hutt Magistrate's Court was held this morning, before Mr F. K. HUNT, S.M.
- Two young men, A. OLIVER and Henry H. CHITTICK, were each fined 1, with 2s 6d costs, for assaulting a boy of 12 years of age. The provocation alleged was that the boy taunted CHITTICK's younger brother


16 NOVEMBER 1921 - HUTT HOTELKEEPERS CONVICTED
... Caustic comment was made by the Magistrate, Mr F. K. HUNT, in regard to the conduct of the Taita and Bellevue Hotels at the Petone Police Court this morning
- and for being illegally on the premises of the Taita, Hotel R. G. MASON and H. H. CHITTICK were each fined 40s and 7s costs


4 JANUARY 1922 - FOR SALE
... FOR SALE, Cow, good milker, quiet, 3rd calf. Apply CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


18 MAY 1922 - FATALITY AT TAITA
... A single man, Thomas SMITH, 66 years of age, residing with his employer, Mr Harry CHITTICK, of Taita, received injuries last night which resulted in his death. About 6.15p.m. Smith went into the yard where he stumbled over a farm cultivator and severly injured his throat. Dr DUDLEY was called in, and, after attending to SMITH, put him in his own car to bring him to Wellington Hospital. Smith died before the hospital was reached. An inquest will be held this afternoon


6 JUNE 1923 - IN COURT
... The monthly sitting of the Lower Hutt Magistrate's Court was held to-day, before Mr W.G. RIDDELL, S.M., and Mr James PEARCE, J.P.
- For riding their bicyles after dark without lights, Joseph AUGUST and Henry CHITTICK were each fined 5s and 7s costs


3 MARCH 1924 - WORKER WANTED
... WANTED, a Man to dig potatoes. Apply H. CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


7 AUGUST 1924 - IN COURT
... An allegation - though not against either of the parties in the case - was made in the Lower Hutt Magistrate's Court yesterday that the Court was being used for improper purposes. George CHITTICK (Mr E. F. HADFIELD) proceeded against F. BROWN (Mr W. H. TUSTIN) for possession of business premises the lease of which had expired. The premises had been leased by CHITTICK for a period of ten years to BROWN and ALLEN, partners in a cabinetmaking business. Recently, apparently, the partners had disagreed, and when the lease expired ALLEN took a fresh lease from CHITTICK at a higher rental, and then refused to pay his rent until BROWN was evicted, hence CHITTICK sought posssession from BROWN so then ALLEN could get full possession. Mr TUSTIN alleged on behalf of BROWN that ALLEN desired to get an unfair advantage over BROWN by evicting him and thus obtaining for himself the goodwill of the business which was an asset of the firm of BROWN and ALLEN. Mr C. R. ORR-WALKER, S.M., said that of course the court woud refuse to be used for any such purpose, and upheld the contention of Mr TUSTIN that BROWN had a claim to the title of premises under the new lease, taken out by ALLEN, on the ground that ALLEN could only take the lease as trustee for the partnership. The case was dismissed


25 SEPTEMBER 1924 - N.Z. POLITICAL REFORM LEAGUE
... At a meeting held in the Taita Hall on Tuesday night a branch of the New Zealand Political Reform League was formed. The following were elected office bearers:
President, Mr A. FOLEU
Vice Presidents
Messrs - J. MABEY, R. KING, F. HEWER, J.P., S. PECK and Mrs SCHUNACK & Mrs R. WYLIE
Secretary, Mr V. PEMBERTON
Treasurer, Mr D. BONTHORNE
Executive Committe:
Mesdames: W. KILMINSTER, O. PEMBERTON, W. PEMBERTON
Miss E. BARTOSH
Messrs: W. KILMINSTER, G. KELLS, G. HUNTER, W. WYLIE, W. PEMBERTON, H. CHITTICK, J. AUGUST, L. KING, W. HOLLIS, F. KITCHENER, M. PESENT, G. CHITTICK, W. COTTLE, R. BARTOSH, A. RUNGAY, W. LOVERIDGE


2 DECEMBER 1924 - BIBLE SOCIETY
... A branch of the British and foreign Bible Sociey was formed on Friday afternoon at Taita. Mrs MABEY held a drawing-room meeting at her residence, and invited Mrs Florence PORTER (organising secretary) to speak upon the work of the society, the world wide work of translation, revision, printing and circuation of the Scriptures, was spoken of, also the wonderful progress of the work in New Zealand during the last five years. Tributes were paid to the able administration and tireless energy of the general secretary, the Rev A. T. THOMPSON, who has recently accepted the position of general secretary for Australasia. Special mention was made of the Pocket Testamnet League, and what it was doing for the young people of New Zealand, very specially in the backblocks. Mrs MABEY was elected presient, Mrs BURGESS secretary with Mesdames CHITTICK and AXTON as collectors. At the close, all were entertained at afternoon tea by Mrs and the Misses MABEY


26 SEPTEMBER 1925 - WANTED TO SELL
... FOR SALE, Springing Heifer, at drop, quite new calved, cow good milker. CHITTICK, The Oaks, Taita, Lower Hutt


8 december 1925 - BRITISH and FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY
... The Taita branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society held a successful meeting recently at the residence of Mrs BUCK. The resignation of Mrs MABEY was received with regret. Mrs BUCK (who has been associated with the society for many years at Manakau, and later at Taita) was elected president. Mrs BURGESS secretary (re-elected) and Mrs CHITTICK and Miss AUGUST collectors. The two latter have done excellent work, the result of their labours being higher than last year. Mrs PORTER outlined the work of the past year in New Zealand, and the growth abroad, specially stressing the wonderful work of the colporteurs and translators, Mrs BUCK entertained those present at afternoon tea, which was much appreciated.


9 SEPTEMBER 1927 - WANTED TO SELL
... WANTED to Sell, Mangoes, also large amount Rhubarb Roots, cheap. H. CHITTICK, Tai Tai, Lower Hutt


12 NOVEMBER 1927 - TO LET
... TO LET, 5 roomed House, in good order. Apply H. CHITTICK, Taita,Lower Hutt


27 FEBRUARY 1928 - WANTED TO BUY
... WANTED to buy, Cow, calved, quiet, H. CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


18 JULY 1928 - AUCTION CLEARANCE SALE
... H. ERNEST LEIGHTON, LTD., will hold, on account of Harry CHITTICK, Esq., who is leaving the districk -
AUCTION CLEARANCE SALE OF MARKET GARDEN PLANT, COW, IMPLEMENTS, POUTLRY, etc AT "THE OAKS", MAIN ROAD TAITA
on SATURDAY, 21st July, at 12.15pm


25 JULY 1928 - FOR SALE
... WANTED TO SELL, large amount of various Bulbs, also Blladonnas; leaving district soon. CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


10 JANUARY 1930 - WANTED TO BUY
... WANTED to Buy, 800-gallon Tank; must be in good order. H. CHITTICK, jun., Otaki Railway


17 MAY 1932 - WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
OTAKI BRANCH MEETS
... The May meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute was held in the local theatre, when there was a good attendance, although there was unfavourable weather. Mrs G. WHITE, president, presided and Mrs DUNCAN gave her report of the annual meeting of the Wellington Federation, which she attended in Palmerston North.
Hostesses for the afternoon were Mesdames SAVELL, COCKRELL, ST. GEORGE, ATKINSON and Miss HAYDEN, while the "bring and buy" stall was in charge of Mesdames GRIGGITHS, TAYLOR and Miss Meta TAYLOR.
Members who had grown potatoes for the Crawford Shield had dug and weighed their crops, and the highes weight was credited to Mrs CHITTICK, who sent in 98lb (44.5kg)of potatos grown from three seeds, which was regarded as a record.It is hoped to have a dressmaking demonstration at the next meeting


19 JUNE 1934 - RIFLE CLUB DANCE
STOKES VALLEY EVENT
... The Taita Hall was the scene of much gaiety and brightness recently on the occasion of the Stokes Valley Defence Rifle Club's second annual ball. Gay flags and immense ferns decorated the hall, while dainty Iceland poppies an hydrangeas were tasefully arranged in the supper-room.
A popular programme had been arranged in which old-time and modern dances were provided. Some exhibition dances were given by two small children, Winstone and Mervyn Smith respectively, also some excellent tap dances by Miss Nola CLARKE.
Important items on the evening's programme were the enrolling of the first lady member of the club (Mrs CHITTICK), and the presentation of trophies.
Mr C. H. YOUNG (president) introduced by Mr W. H. FIELD, M.P., who presented Mrs CHITTICK with a rosette of the club colours, and also presented the trophies; Recipients of these were:
* Rifleman [url=http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/general/Cenotaph/67
2.detail?Ordinal=160&c_surname_search=king]H. H. KING[/url], championship cup
* Rifleman J. EVANS, aggregate shield
* Rifleman C. H. YOUNG, 600 yards cup
* Rifleman H. WHITE, 300 yards cup
* Rifleman A. A. CATLING, 500 yards cup
* Rifleman H. HERDMAN, progress cup
* Rifleman K. O. J. ANDERSON, 800 & 900 yards cup and service cup
Those who worked so well for the success of the ball were Messrs O. HURNEY (organiser), K. THOMSON, C. H. YOUNG, H. HERMAN, C. SIBBE, R. BISHOP, A. POWER, W. CROSSMAN, J. DALTON and J. EVANS
Mr W. COBBY was master of ceremonies
Among those present were:
- Mesdames: HURNEY who wore black silk met and lace, C. H. YOUNG wine silk net, EVANS wine marocain, HERDMAN black wind-swept satin, ANDERSON coral crinkle crepe, HOMSON blue angelskin lace, BISHOP black lace, CROSSMAN blue marocain, COBBY black velvet, CHITTICK black satin, DALTON blue silk, HEWER green marocain, GOODMAN black crinkly crepe, PHERO black taffeta, RAINEY blue satin, BOSHER green net, OWEN pink taffeta, DER blue organdie, WALTERS lemon windswept crepe, BAN black velvet, BROOKER wine cordille, KENT red satin, HILL black lace
- Misses: CHAMBERLAIN, E. PILBROW, N. CLARKE, O. JOHNSTONE, J. BABBINGTON, W. DOUBLE, J. JACKSON, B. PEMBERTON, WESTERBY, M. JONES, L. MUNGER, J. MORAN, V. CLARK, M. STUART, COOK, N. BOSHER, YATES, CROHN, A. STRINGER, CANDY, G, SHAND, P. BEVERIDGE, C, ROBERTSON (Hastings), M. LYEETT, J. MORGAN, HODGES, M. TILBURY, CATE, D. DREWITT, C. BISHOP, R, SWANSON, A. BELHAMIE, R. DODD, M. NONESUCH, J. AUGUST, M. McARTHUR, M. WALTERS, G. WALTERS, K. HITCH, B. WALTERS, D. HUNTER and J. MORGAN
There were many members of the rifle club present, and other friends, so that there were plenty of partners for the laies, and the ball was a thorough success.


6 JUNE 1935 - TAITA KIWI SCOUNTS DANCE
... The Taita Kiwi Scouts'committee held the first of its monthly dances recently, in the Taita Public Hall. The dance proved a great success. The chairman, in extending a welcome to those present, intimated that this was the first of a series of monthly dances which would be held during the season, and also thanked willing helpers who assisted the committee with the supper.
An excellent orchestra supplied the music and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Monte Carlo prize-winners were Miss N. MERRILEES and Mr L. WATSON, Mrs CAMPBELL and Mr S. PECK
- Among those present were:
Mesdames:P. WALTERS, blue windswept crepe; J. B . TUSTIN, brown floral silk; V. PEMBERTON, green and beige satin; W. B. HUTCHISON, scarlet satin; F. KITCHENER, navy lace; F. S. HEWER, coffee lace; S. DIAMOND, windswept satin; CAMPBELL, wine crepe; PARK, black satin; JURASOVICH, white velvet; MASSEY, blue windswept satin; A. CARTER, white floral georgett' J. GORRIE, blue angelskin; F. EALES, black and white marocain; V. BERTELSEN, black and lemon crepe; A. McARTHUR, green sand crepe; F. SAGE, new burgandy & windswept velvet; DYER, pink taffeta and net flounce
Misses: A. JOHNSTONE, blue floral taffeta; E. BROWN, navy lace; G. SHARPE. red silk; E. WESTERBY, lavender satin; N. MERRILEES, black and peach satin; J. BARNARD, lemon sand crepe; V. PECK, green velvet; J. MORGAN, black crepe; N. PORTER, peach marocain; L. HEWER, blue satin; R. HOPPING, black satin; W. FUTTER, green crepe; I. PESCINI, floral voile & taffeta; J. JACKSON, old gold silk; J. FUTTER, blue velvet & silver lace; W. BILBY, white organdie; A. FOWELL, pink silk; K. HITCH, green crepe; M. McARTHUR, black crepe; J. DRISCOLL, green matalase; R. HAWKINGS, black satin; J. AUGUST, green and white silk; H. McARTHUR, flame silk; B. WALTERS, green an ink matahasse; V. KITCHENER, grey and pink sand crepe; I. TAUCHER, pink georgette; A. KILMISTER, pink and silver crepe; K. BOND, blue and white marocain; S. EALES, black and white crepe; L. MORRISON, beige net; W. PRITCHARD, red marocain
Messrs: D. McARTHUR, sen., F. KITCHENER, P. WALTERS, V. SILK, H. KITCHNER, D. McARTHUR, jun., A. PORTER, W. B. HUTCHISON, J. BLAKE, W. C. WALTERS, V. PEMBERTON, S. DIAMOND, W. FULFORD, J. B. TUSTIN, F. GORRIE, A. SHAW, L. WATSON, A. McGREGOR, WESTERBY (3), M. WASHER, SPENSE, COATES, AUGUST (3), F. BARRELL, D. PRITCHAR, CHITTICK (3), D. PESCINI, MORRISON (2), JURASOVICH, S. PECK, A. PESCINI, F. SAGE, V. PECK, V. BERTELSEN, T. JACKSON, A. and H. COOMBE, N. CHAPMAN, L. SEARLE R. AUGUST, F. BURBOROUGH, H. BEAVER, N. WALLIS


25 JULY 1936 - FOUND
... STRAYED on property, Stokes Valley, Dark Jersey Heifer. If not claimed within 14 days will be sold - CHITTICK BROS., Taita


31 AUGUST 1936 - OTAKI WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
... Mrs SYNNOTT presided at a recent meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute.
Mrs WEST, Hawke's Bay, who formed the Otaki Institure, gave a talk on the general work, which was greatly enjoyed by both old and new members. Mrs CHITTICK was appointed group convener of the Kapiti group of institutes


17 SEPTEMBER 1936 - WAR VETERANS' DANCE
... Some 300 people attended the annual dance of the South African war Veterans which took place in the Taita Hall. Ferns, flags and streamers made striking decorations, the work of the committee under the organisation of fMr F. W. KITCHENER (secretary) and Mr J. A. PESCINI, Mr B. KITCHENER carried out the duties of M.C.
Attending the dance were Colonel and Mrs R. St J. BEERE and Mr and Mrs HILL of Silverstream; Mrs KITCHENER and Mrs PESCINI.
War veterans present were Messrs, HOLLAND (president of the Hutt Valley branch), RITZMA, T. MILLIGAN, TOMKINS, HARPER, De MALMANCHE, JACSON,HOWICK, L. CLOAKE and AILLSON
- Those present included
Mesdames: RITZMA, TOMKINS, JACKSON, CLOAKE, WILLSON, AUGUST, ALSOP, ANSON, BENTLEY, DIAMOND, WILLIAMS, VANEY
Mr and Mrs BERTELSEN, Mr and Mrs P. WALTERS, Mr and Mrs HUTCHISON, Mr and Mrs SEARLE, Mr and Mrs HUNTER, Mr and Mrs BRYANT, Mr and Mrs SPENCER, Mr and Mrs WILLIAM, Mr and Mrs B. HEATH,
Misses: B. WALTERS, COSTIGAN, EALES, JACKSON, R. WALTERS, PESCINI, KITCHENER, TILBURY, FERRETTI, I. MORAN, PECK, COLLETT, De MALMANCHE, KEYS, MILLIGAN, D. TOMINS, B. DAVIDSON, M. TOMKINS, J. WILSON, N. TOMKINS, B. PARSONAGE, D. WHITEMAN, Y. WHITEMAN, F. KNOWLER,
Messrs: S. DIAMOND, C. INNES, B. WALDROP, H. PARSONAGE, COTTLE, JOHNSON, PECK, MOUAT, H. JONES, G. PEARCE, W. PROCTOR, D. MORRELL, J. CHITTICK, J. BENNETT, H. STROUD, K. WHITEMAN, R. WADE, J. STEVENS, E. BENNETT, R. CRAIG, J. JELLETT, A. JAMESON, E. SERNI, L. SCOTT, T. WESTBURY, H. TILBURY, and D. STUPPLES
Mr JAMES and Ms Iris WAKEIELD gave an exhibition of the Rumba and the Soanish Tango


18 DECEMBER 1936 - PLEASANT TIME AT OTAKI
... There was a fair attendance at the December meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute, when Mrs SYNNOTT presided. Miss MADDEVER gave a most interesting and amusing travel talk entitled "Beds of Different Countries".
The hostesses for the afternoon were Mesdames CHITTICK, LEWIS, PERCIVAL, K. TAYLOR and Misses BRIALEY nd KENDRICK. In the competition for the best Christmas novelty Mrs TEWS was first, while Miss Margaret TAYLOR and Mrs TEWS tied for the second place. For the vase of flowers Mrs JONES was first, with Mrs THOMPSON second, and for the date shortcake Mrs EVANS was first.
Towards the close of the meeting Mrs WALLINGTON on behalf of the institute, presented the popular president, Mrs SYNNOTT, with a lovely sheaf of flowers and wished her the "compliments of the season."
The singing of the National Anthem brought a very happy meetin to a close


28 DECEMBER 1936 - WEDDING
... CHITTICK-HITCH. The Rev H. E. K. FRY officiated at St James's Church, Lower Hutt, for the marriage of Kathleen Mary, daughter of Mr and Mrs T. W. HITCH, to George, son of Mrs and the late Mr CHITTICK. The church was decorated by friends of the bride with roses and coloured hydrangeas. Mr Ronald HORMAN was organist.
Magnolia satin, cut on classical lines, formed the frock of the bride, who was escorted by her father. A panel down the back of the frock finished in a slight train, and the high, frilled neckline was fastened in front with a posy of orange-blosson. The bride's beautiful veil of Chantilly lace was held in place with a coronet of cream velvet rosebuds. She carried a bouquet of Christmas lilies, cream roses, pink carnations and maidenhair fern.
Miss Maisie ROBERTSON and Miss Mabel COLLETT were bridesmaids, in frocks of gold taffetas finished in amber, and made slightly trained and with large puffed sleeves shirred to the shoulders. The flower girl, Alice HARRISON, was in green shirred taffetas, also finished in amber. The bouquets were of pink roses and carnations.
Mr John W. CHITTICK was best man, and Mr Lewis AUGUST groomsman.
At the reception, which was held in the Horticultural Hall at Lower Hutt, the bride's mother received the guests in an ensemble of floral silk with brown-toned coat and hat, and carrying a bougqet of gerberas and roses. The bridegroom's mother was in navy blue floral marocain with navy accessories.
Later, the bride and groom left by car for the North, the bride travelling in royal blue crepe worn with white accessories.


13 MARCH 1937 - TAITA PLUNKET DANCE
... The Taita branch of the Plunket Society commenced their season's social activites with a well-attended dance in the hall at Taita. The president of the branch, Mrs McARTHUR wearing navy foloral marocain, was assisted by the committee comprising:
Mesdames: BURGESS who wore black lace and georgette, KITCHENER black floral pin-striped georgette, TILBURY wine lace, WILSON black crepe de chine and FUGE black marocin
- Others present were: Mr and Mrs SEARLE the latter wearing floral marocain, Mr and Mrs A. HEWER the latter in flame lace, Mr and Mrs WARREN scarlet lace, Mr and Mrs HUNTER black and silver, Mr and Mrs BERTELSEN floral marocain, Mr and Mrs E. HEWER tangarine satin, Mrs EALES black mariette, Mrs F. HEWER beige lace, Mrs FENWICK floral satin. The Misses: H. McARTHUR orange moire taffetas, B. WALTERS gold-threaded back georgette, B. KITCHENER floral powder-blue organdie, J. JACKSON flowered crepe-mariette, G. JACKSON floral silk organie, COLLINS peacock coin-spot taffetas, J. AUGUST blue slver-striped mariette, M. BANKS marina marocain, BURGESS pink crepe-marocain, BUDDEN black velvet, L. HEWER rose satin, HOPPING blue elephant crepe, J. MacKENZIE scarlet lace, COTTLE black celvet, B. CARTER white organie, M. PECK blue taffetas, TILBURY scarlet check tafetas, DRISCOLL pink satin, THOMAS black velvet, WALTERS geen satin over black, M. DUTHIE violet coin-spot taffetas, E. CUNNINGHAM black panne velvet, F. EALES lemon crepe. The Messrs: F. W. KITCHENER, C. F. WALTERS, C. DRAPER, J. SHERWIN, DARNELL, O.STUPPLES, L. SEARLE, J. MORRISON, C.HEWER, B. HAMER,P. WALTERS, W. WILSON,J. CHITTICK and H. KITCHENER (M.C.)


6 SEPTEMBER 1937 - TAITA TENNIS CLUB
... The annual meeting of the Taita Tennis Club, was held on Friday evening, Mr D. McARTHUR presiding. The annual report showed that the club had had a very successful year. Two teams were entered in the inter-club competitions, the senior B team losing only one match.
Mr MOORE-CARTER won the third grade men's singles.
The club's handicap and championship tournament resulted as follows:
LADIES HANDICAP SINGLES - Mrs K. CHITTICK
LADIES HANDICAP DOUBLES - Mrs K. CHITTICK and Miss M. BURGESS
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES - Miss K. TUSTIN
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES - Misses K. TUSTIN and V. KITCHENER
MENS HANDICAP SINGLES - Mr W. MOORE-CARTER
MENS CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES Mr G. TUSTIN
COMBINE HANDICAP DOUBLES - Miss K. TUSTIN and W. WALLERS
COMBINED CHAMPIONSHIP OUBLES - Mrs K CHITTICK and G. TUSTIN


5 NOVEMBER 1937 - FAREWELL PARTY at OTAKI
... Mrs HOPKINS presided over a good attencance of members at the recent meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute. The afternoon was of a social nature, all present taking the opportunity of bidding farewell to Mrs H. CHITTICK, jun., who has gone to Wanganui to live. Mrs CHITTICK was a foundation member of the Otaki Institute, and worked hard for the advancement of the movement. As a token of their affection the members presented her with a copper firescreen. Mrs and Miss BILLS, FEILDING, and Miss MILLS contributed enjoyable items. At the November meeting there will be a debate on "Should Women Take an Active Part in Public Life?" and the competitions will be for a Christmas novelty and gooseberry tart


4 DECEMBER 1937 - SUMMER MEETING
WEATHER FINE and BRIGHT - A LARGE ATTENDANCE
...The weather was gloriously fine for the otaki Maori Racing Club's Summer Meeting at Otaki today, being warm and sunny with scarcely any wind. The track was firm and fast, and there was a large attendance, one of the best seen on the course for the past few years. The racing was broadcast on the course for the benefit of patrons. Results of the events decided up to the time of going to press are as follows:-
MANUAO MAIDEN PLATE 100; second horse 15 and third 10; 6 furongs; weight 8.7
J. W. and R. A. CHITTICK'S b f Dancing Flame, by Lackham-Atruda, 3yrs (S. WILSON)
M. GILLON'S br f Irish Orders, by Thomond-Orders Bright, 4yrs (P. BURGESS)
A. G. ROBERT'S b g Haupongi, by Whirlwind-Roselover, 6yrs (P. ATKINS)


6 DECEMBER 1937 - DANCING FLAME'S MAIDEN
... Unexpected support for Haupongi enabled the form horse, Dancing Flame, to pay a very satisfactory price in the Manuao Maiden Plate. The filly, beginning well in a ragged dispatch, took charge from Highball at the end of two furlongs and she ran home an easy winner by two and a half lengths. Dancing Flame was thus successful at her fifth outing, showing improvement in every race she has had and being unlucky in her previous start to strike Conversaion at last in form good eough to win. She is a three-year old brown daughter of Lackham and the Joculator-Ermingarde mare Atrude, and she is owned by two newcomers to the ranks of owners, Messrs J. W. and R. A. CHITTICK of Taita, who secured her from her breeder, Mr H. C. ELL, H. B. LORIGAN, who trains the filly also broke in the dam, who met with an accident and was retired to the stud without racing ... more


29 APRIL 1938 - LOWER HUTT COURT
... Cases in the Lower Htt Court yesterday were dealt with by Mr H. P. LAWRY, S.M.
- Fines were imposed as follows in cases where no warrant of fitness was carried with the vehicle - William Henry BENNETT, 10s and costs; John Thomas YOUNG, George CHITTICK and Victor Horace ROBINSON, each 15s and costs; Alexander Thomas GORRIE, 1 and costs


20 OCTOBER 1938 - UPPER HUTT DANCE
400 HUNDRED GUESTS
... A highly successful dance was held recently by the Upper Hutt Women's Division of the Farmers' Union in the public hall, Taita. About 400 guests attended this populat function. Many pretty frocks were worn, and the effective stage decorations of arum lilies, flowering currant and massed greenery were much admired.
The dance committee included:
Mesdames:
H. E. AUGUST, convener (in black lace and georgette)
O. SKOU lido blue lace
E. BENTLEY black and white crepe roma
O. BROWN floral satin
J. S. BURRELL navy blue georgette and lace
G. COTTLE gold silk serge
O. COLLIE back georgette
W. H. COLLETT black silk velvet
F. ECOB oyster satin
J. HORN shot hena panne satin
S. D. MORRIS black lace
PERRY brown lace and georgette
SUTHERLAND green taffeta
TYER green satin crepe
Fred WHITEMAN petunia satin
J. BLEWMAN, W. N. CLIFFORD, J. CORRIE, A. HARPER, J. MAHER, A. G. MUMBY, F. E. SCHOLES, H. SCHOLES, W. LINDSAY, Frank WHITEMAN
Misses: May COLLETT and Nancy KEYS
- Among other present were Mr and Mrs J. E. AUGUST, Mr and Mrs M. COTTLE, Mr and Mrs HUTCHINSON, Mr and Mrs F. W. KITCHENER, Mr and Mrs C. BENTLEY, Mr and Mrs C. HEWER, Mr and Mrs A. MANDERSON, Mr and Mrs R. R. S. WILLIAMSON, Mr and Mrs REYNOLDS, Mr and Mrs W. SMITH, Mr and Mrs KELLS, Mr and Mrs V. PECK, Mr and Mrs J. SEARLE, Mr and Mrs J. DANCE, Mr and Mrs G. AUGUST, Mr and Mrs MORAN, Mr and Mrs WILKIE, Mr and Mrs WESTERBY, Mr and Mrs EVANS, Mr and Mrs CHESHIRE, Mr and Mrs STOPFORTH, Mr and Mrs BRYANT, Mr and Mrs RUSSELL, Mr and Mrs C. JOHNSTON, Mr and Mrs HARDIE,
Mesdanes: R. RUSSELL, F. BRYANT, P. EALES, F. HEWER, KEEGAN, O'CONNOR, WALTERS, SAGE, HIRSCHORN, WAHREN,
Misses: H. CHAPMAN, H. METCHINOZZI, J. BERRINGTON, MARTIN, Joan AUGUST, Rene HAWKINS, Ray WILLIAMSON, V. KITCHENER, Ngaire PECK, F. EALES, M. YELVERTON, M. BURNS, M. COSTIGAN, S. JARTOV, MEACHEN, Olive JACKSON, Gwen BROWN, Muriel MUMBY, M. TYER, RANZ, Vena COTTLE, Joan WALTER, HUMPHREYS, CUNEEN, GIGGER, D. and E. COSTIGAN, K. BEVERIDGE
Messrs: H. E. AUGUST, O SKOU, E. BENTLEY, J. BENTLEY, J. BLEWMAN, N. BENTLEY, O. BROWN, O. COLLIE, W. H. COLLETT, H. HAWTHORN, PERRY, B. COLLIE, SUTHERLAN, TYER, Fred WHITEMAN, J. MAHER, HARDING, WROTH, B. SMITH, Lewis AUGUST, Allen AUGUST, Ashley AUGUST, B. KITCHENER, John CHITTICK, R. CHIITTICK, R. WHITEMAN, Geoff. HAYLEY, M. BROWN, Allen GREENWOOD, D. PRITCHARD, HADEN, J. LOVETT, W. BUCHANAN, J. and R. KYLE, D. HURNEY, O COTTRELL, J. B. STEWART, W. JONES, Alf EALES and H. TRIPLOW
- The "Monte Carlo" dance was won by Mr J. CHITTICK and Miss MORAN; the "spot dance" by Mr HUTCHINSON an Miss REYNOLDS an the "balloon dance" by Miss COSTIGAN


14 JANUARY 1939 - FARM FATALITY
Coat Caught In Shaft, Levin, This Day
... An accident which resulted in the death of Mr George William CHITTICK occurred on his farm at Heatherlea, Levin, on Thursday. The day was fine, but cold and windy, and as Mr CHITTICK was behind with his hay harvest, he began cutting, using a tractor, to which was attached a mower. Owing to the chilly atmosphere, the deceased wore a heavy mackintosh. In the late afternoon he was found dead alongsie the machine. No one saw the fatality, but what evidently had happened was that in some way the tail of his mackintosh had been caught in a bolt of a universal joint of the rod connecting the tractor with the mower, throwing Mr Chittick from the driving seat, the back of his head striking the shaft. Death was apparently instantaneous. Mr CHITTICK was a young man, 26 years of age, coming to Levin from Taita. He was married about two years ago to Miss Kathleen HITCH, of Lower Hutt
An inquest was held before Mr J. S. MOIR, District Coroner, at Levin on Friday morning. In returning a verdict of accidetal death, the Coroner said he wished to express, on behalf of the court, his sincerest sympathy with the bereaved wife and relatives. The funeral took place at the Taita Cemetery. One pathetic accompaniment to the death was the fact that Mr CHITTICK's mother arrived in Levin from Rotorua at about 7 o'clock the smae evening to spend a holiday with her son and his wife


13 JANUARY 1939 - FUNERAL NOTICE
... CHITTICK - Members are invited to attend the Funeral of the late George William CHITTICK, which will leave the Chapel of J. R. Croft, Ltd., King's Crescent, Lower Hutt, Tomorrow (Saturday), January 14, 1939, at 2pm., for the Taita Cemetery

... Mrs CHITTICK and Mrs CHITTICK sen., and Family desire to Thank all kind friends, relatives and business firms for their messages of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement


12 JANUARY 1940 - IN MEMORIAM
... CHITTICK, Geroge William - In loving memory of our dear friend, accidently killed on January 12, 1939. Ever remembered. Inserted by Wally, Ina, Boy and Hilda
... CHITTICK, George Willia, - In loving memory of our dear brother, accidentally killed on January 12, 1939. Sadly missed. Inserted by John and Iris
... CHITTICK - In loving memory of George William, accidentally killed January 12, 1939.
Not just today, but every day
In silence we remember
Inserted by his loving mother


9 FEBRUARY 1940 - WANTED TO BUY
... WANTED, 1000 Tomato Cases, urgently. H. CHITTICK. Otaki Railway


14 JANUARY 1941 - BIRTH
,.. CHITTICK - On January 10, 1941 at Te Maru, Lower Hutt, to Mr and Mrs R. A. CHITTICK (nee Joan AUGUST, Levin), a son


4 FEBRUARY 1941 - LOST
... LOST, Skunk Stole, vicinity Otaki Railway, between Jan. 20-30. Reward, Apply CHITTICK, Box 15, Otaki Railway


28 OCTOBER 1944 - CAR FOR SALE
... FORD 8 h.p., 1938-39, new condition, 17,000 miles, tyres first class; 285 cash. CHITTICK, Cottles Lane, Taita, Lower Hutt (this is equivalent to $22,500 in october 2011)


24 NOVEMBER 1944 - PUBLIC AUCTION
... PUBLIC AUCTION AT LOWER HUTT, CLEARANCE SALE at 10.30am November 25, 1944 MARKET GARDENING IMPLEMENTS and EQUIPMENT
- W. GREGORY and Co., Ltd., by instructions of Messrs CHITTICK brothers, will offer as above and including the following - Olliver standard tractor, model 70, on rubber; tractor trailer, 11ft deck, dual tyres; Howard rotary hoe, 12 h.p.; Gravely 5 h.p., complete with sprayer; Gravely tractor, 2 h.p.; Morris commercial truck, 2-ton (excellent rubber); Olliver tractor plough, Olliver hand plough, Cracuse hand plough, tractor cultivator, Cambridge roller, 2in Robertson centrifugal pump, 500ft irrigation piping; galv. pipes, 1in and 2in, rubber hose, 1in and 3in, Planet Junior seed sower, wheel hoe, manure sower, 60 glass sashes, 6ft x 3ft, 5 tomato frames, 36ft x 6ft (heart totara), 30cwt tomato wire, 2500 tomato stakes, 200 posts, 150 tins, 400 seedling boxes, wheelbarrow, rubber tyre, knapsack spray pump, wirenetting, No 8 fencing wire, corrugated iron shed, 26ft x 12ft (for removal), 10yds high-class seedling soil, small tools, and other items too numerous to mention. 1929 Ford 8 h.p., and -draught gelding (8 years old). THE AUCTIONEERS confidently recommend the equipment offered at this Sale, as it has been well looked after, and we advise prospective purchases to make a special note of the date and hour of this Sale. W. GREGORY AND CO., LTD., Auctioneers, Land Agents, Valuers, Lower Hutt


25 NOVEMBER 1944 - DEATH of Henry CHITTICK
... CHITTICK - On November 25, 1944, at Wellington, Henry, loved husband of Anne Jane, loved father of Mrs S. SCHUSTER, Mrs W. NORTH, George and Charles, Otaki and Harry, Wanganui; in his 85th years. Born Northern Ireland. Interment at Otaki today


7 DECEMBER 1944 - THANKS
... CHITTICK - Mrs CHITTICK and Family desire to Thank doctors, sister, and nurses, Wellington Hospital. Dr Walton HOGG, and Dr NEATE for his untiring attention, all relatives and kind friends for messages an

19 SEPTEMBER 1945 - HUTT NARCISSI SHOW
... Entries were heavy and the blooms generally of high quality at the Hutt Vally Horticultural Society's annual spring narcissi show, which was held in St Jamess Hall, Lower Hutt, yesterday afternoon and evening. A feature of the show was a display of pot plants by Mr H. POOLE, the main attraction of which was a Cymbidium orchid. A collection of polyanthus shown by Mr H. CHITTICK, of Wanganui, also aroused lively interest


24 NOVEMBER 1945 - IN MEMORIAM
,,, CHITTICK - Henry - In fond memory of a dear husband and father, who passed away November 25, 1944
Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take they rest
We loved you well, but Jesus loved you best
Good-night
inserted by his loving wife and family
... CHITTICK - In loving memory of our dear grandfather, who passed away November 25, 1944
God will link the broken chain
As one by one we meet again
Inserted by his grandchildren

NOTES
CHITTTCK.com has Chittick lines spanning from the 14th century to the current year from all over the World. It includes George CHITTICK & Susan WILLIAMSON from County Tyrone to Taita

TAITA SCHOOL ROLL CALL from 1875 - 1951 has the CHITTICK children and, importantly, their school mates of the time

LOWER HUTT c1895

Albert Charles GIBBS (1920-2011) served in WWII as Private 36033
- his Next Of Kin was listed as: c/o Chittick, Taita, Lower Hutt

In 21 March 2011 in Leading Breeders Of The World Garry CHITTICK of Waikato reflects on his celebrated breeding career and said "My father was a market gardener in Lower Hutt and in those days Trentham was a really big day out for mothers and fathers and once I was 12 I went with them. My father raced one or two horses and later when we were sheep farming in the Wairarapa we agisted a few and I bought "Super Gray" in 1975. I moved "Thorndon Park" to Palmerston North in 1980 and we bought Waikato Stud in 1994."


PHOTO
Lower Hutt about 1895


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William Francis FOGDEN - soldier, sailor, adventurer - died Wellington New Zealand 1909

WILLIAM FRANCIS FOGDEN was born 1st Feb 1828 at Landport, Portsmouth, England

Along with his sisters Emma and Lavinia, William left England with his father, sea Captain Thomas FOGDEN on the 'GANGES' bound for Victoria, Australia.
They arrived in June 1853

He later sailed to New Zealand and married Sophia Julia FOLEY (1843-1928) in Dunedin in 1867
They had nine? children

William died at home in Brooklyn, Wellington on the 25th August 1909 aged 81

he had led a very full, exciting and adventurous life
- his story was best told in the EVENING POST on 8 Sep 1909 from which the following was taken ...

A LIFE OF ACTION
ADVENTURES BY LAND AN SEA - SAILOR, SOLDIER, AND GOLDSEEKER
William Francis Fogden, whose death, at Brooklyn, was reported recently, had a long and adventurous career by sea and land. Born at Landport, Portsmouth, England, on 1st February, 1828, he passed through the town schools and afterwards through Greenwich College School. He was the son of an old sea captain, who was in charge of the yacht Ceres in and around the Thames for many years, and who subsequently commanded Governor La Trobe's yacht in Victorian waters. Young Fogden, on his fifteenth birthday, saw the battleship Trafalgar, 120 guns, slip off the ways into the river. Writing of the event, he says that the glorious sight, with the river and its banks crowded with cheering people, "settled him for a sea life." His father, knowing the many hardships inseparable from life at sea, determined to cure his son of any inclination for it by sending him off on the survey ship Mastiff to the Orkney Isles.
Surveying is the hardest and most irksome work in a man-o'-warsman's lot, but young Fogden's two years' experience of it failed to kill his desire for life afloat, and after two years on the Mastiff he transferred to the Raven, and one year later to his father's yacht, the Ceres, which was the yacht for the commodore of Woolwich dockyard. He passed a pleasant year or the yacht) but wearied of an existence "close hauled to shore," and shipped on the twelve-gun brig Mutine, to go slave-hunting on the West Coast of Africa. Of her first lieutenant he naively remarks that "Mr. C was a big man with a nasty scowl, and he turned out to be what he looked." The brig was commanded by Captain Tryon, an uncle of the Admiral who went down with his ship on the occasion of "the disastrous collision between the men-o'-war Victoria and Camperdown, not a great many years ago. The slaverchasing expedition did not eventuate, the brig being ordered to the Mediterranean instead. After a vain attempt to get into warm touch with some Algerine pirates, the Mutine went on to Malta, where the Church of St. John was seen, "with its makeshift gates to take the place of the golden gates which Napoleon is credited with having stolen when Lord Nelson routed him out of Malta." At Greece the Mutine was present in some revolutionary proceedings, and Fogden and the rest of the boat's crew were under fire while rescuing "a, tall, dirty looking Greek," who, after he had doffed his disguise, proved to be General Greaves.

SOCIAL DOINGS AT SEA
A life sketch written by Mr. Fogden contains some quaint pictures of the social side of men-o'-war sailors' pursuits.
Writing of the commodore's yacht', on which he served for a year, he says that one commodore of Woolwich (whom he names) never came on board but once. On that occasion the Ceres was cruising about the river for his pleasure, when all of a sudden she gave a lurch - and down came the commodore ! "My father went to him, and he roared out, 'Let me stay here !' And he never came on board the Cores again," quaintly comments the writer. Later on he says : "It was nothing but a round of pleasure, being on board that vessel. Lords and ladies used to make up parties and come on board, and we would take them for a sail down to sea reach; some we would sail round The Mouse lightship. On such occasions we would only get back to Gravesend, when the party could go ashore in watermen's boats and stop the hotels for the night. Such fun they were always up to; -ladies going up the rigging, the gentlemen lashing them there, and the spray flying over them:" Writing of one captain who succeeded another on the Mutine, the autobiographist says that "he wasn't so good a sailor, but he was more of a gentleman. He went ashore at Athens for a whole fortnight, and stayed at the palace. Then he sent word on board to have the ship prepared for a grand ball. Didn't the first lieutenant go off pop! He
cursed about putting young commanders in a ship, for first lieutenants to do all the work in order to make women pleased. He used to say, 'How is a ship to be cleaned within twelve months after they have been on board?' However, the day arrived, and all the ambassadors of various countries, the counts and countesses, French and Russian officers, were there feasting and footing it, dancing and singing, on the deck of the old Mutine. The crew were not forgotten in the festivities, and they did not mind putting the ship to rights after the gaiety. "But the first lieutenant loved his ship and hated all women, and wherever he went they all knew it."

A FAMOUS SAILING RACE
Mr. Fogden took part in a famous sailing race between the Mutine and the senior Russian brig on the station, from Athens to Cape Modon and back The Russian was well ahead on the way down, running with a fair wind under full sail, but the Mutine made up leeway on the way home, through bringing her to wind under full topsails and topgallant sails above. Then the starboard foot of the topgallant sail went, but instead of 'bending a new one, and losing time and way, two seamen went aloft with stoppers, one for the foot of the sail and the other for the leech, while the Russian representatives on the Mutine clapped their hands to the men and cried
"Well done." Just afterwards, the Russian brig lowered her topsails to take in the second reef, and furled her "topgallant sails. The lowered her topsails on to the leap and took in the second reef, but kept her topgallant sails set abovethem. Then the boatswain piped "Royal yards aloft; send down yards on deck." This was done, and with both yards on deck a lot of top weight was taken off her, the feat being a 'very fine one for rough weather.
The Mutine weathered her rival, got the weather gauge, and sailed home an easy winner; the result being due to courageous seamanship and fine steering by a helmsman named Cook, rather-than any advantage in the craft.
A great deal of money was wagered on the race, which is now traditional in the navy. A complaint was made by the losers that it was not customary in the navy to carry topgallant fails above double reefed topsails, but an answer was given that it would be customary now that the Russians knew the way to go about it!

WRECK OF THE MUTINE
The Mutine was at Venice and Trieste during the trouble between Austria, over the ownership of Venice. At Trieste the crew used to see the women doing sentry go while the men were eating their meals. Near Venice, on 21st December, 1848, the Mutine was caught in a "bora," which is a wind accounted worse than a gale or a hurricane. She was wrecked, and the crew endured privations before being rescued, but all except five were saved. Amongst the lost was the misogynist lieutenant. The survivors went to England on the battleship Vanguard, and as the result of- an enquiry the ship's officers were exonerated from any suspicion of blame for the loss of the Mutine.

ACTIVE SERVICE
Mr. Fogden saw active land service, at the Gape, in connection with the Kaffir War. Almost every one knows the verses entitled "The Loss of the Birkenhead," but not many of the present day generation know that the troops who went down on her, standing at attention, were bound for the Kaffir War. With other marines from H. M. S. Castor, Mr. Fogden helped to coal and water the Birkenhead at Simon's Bay. On the evening of her departure she steamed round the frigate, with the band playing, "Cheer, Boys, Cheer," which was a new and exceedingly popular song at that time. The marines manned the riggings, and cheered them down the bay. Next morning the steamer went ashore on a rock called the Gunner's Coin, and hundreds were drowned. She was the first iron paddlebox steamer that carried troops, and it was said that had she been wooden there would have been much less loss of life, as there would have been more supports available after she went down. "It was very disheartening to the party at the front, and the Kaffir chief gave a big feast when he heard of it," comments the writer.

GOLD-SEEKING DAYS
Mr. Fogden went out to Australia in 1853, and "followed the gold rushes" for many years, both in Victoria and New Zealand. He got a great deal of experience, and a little gold.
His Victorian memories included one of the shooting down by a bushranger of a trooper. After some years on the Otago goldfields Mr. Fogden went to the West Coast, and afterwards to Nelson. He did a good deal of pioneering work, and boated down the Grey River the first lot of coal from the Brunner mine, when the infamous Maungatapu murders took place he had a narrow escape from being one of the victims, and for a while his sister in Victoria thought he had perished. The Earl of Glasgow, who was a shipmate with Mr. Fogden on H.M.S. Castor, used to ask after him during the earl's gubernatorial term in New Zealand, but Mr. Fogden was then away from Wellington. Amongst his digging mates in Victoria was the late District Judge Broad, of Nelson. Deceased was buried at Karori, with military honours. He leaves a widow and family of five sons and four daughters; also five grandchildren. His daughters are Mrs. King, of Nelson (who lost her husband a few weeks ago), Mrs. Buckley, of Shannon, and the three Misses Fogden, of Brooklyn

... more, about his life in Nelson, to come




this HMS MUTINE drawing was taken from this site
George Pechell Mends was first lieutenant of 'Mutine' at the Cape of Good Hope the number in the top suggests it is one of a series of drawings he did of these sailing trials, c1845
'Mutine' was a 12-gun brig built at Chatham in 1844 but wrecked near Venice four years later (read story above)


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Francis William HODGINS + Rachel Grace LAWER Otago

for gail cook who asked on 6 Dec 2011:
looking for HODGINS and LAWER
Francis William Hodgins, born 1886, died 1963.
Married to Rachel Grace Lawer, born 1892, died 1956.

Francis' parents were George Hodgins and Rosina?
Rachel's parents were Richard Lawer and Rachel?


NASEBY is a small town, formerly a borough, in the Maniototo area of Central Otago, New Zealand. It is named after a village in Northamptonshire, England

Winters in Naseby are very harsh. At its peak, the population of the town was close to 4,000, but by the time administrative boundaries were changed in the 1980s, it had become New Zealand's smallest borough, with a population of only around 100

FAMILY OF HODGINS
George HODGINS (1843-1926)
married Marion Rosina WINSTONE (1848-1921) on 21 Dec 1874 Mt Ida Parish, Naseby

their children, born in Naseby, Otago were:

1875 - 1946 Emily Jane Hodgins
- Emily married Robert James THURLOW (1869-1955) 1 March 1897 in Maniototo, Otago
- Robert was born in Mt Pleasant, Otago, the 6th of 13 children of John THURLOW & Susan Jane FROMENT
- they had 4 children:
1897 - 1919 Helen Regina Thurlow
1898 - 1899 John Francis Thurlow
1900 - 1939 Martha Ann Thurlow
1905 - 1980 Walter James Thurlow
- Robert & Emily lived at Josephine St, Dunedin
- Emily died 21 May 1946 aged 70
- she is buried Plot 61, Block 66 at Andersons Bay, Dunedin
- Robert married Frances Emily GEEN (1874-1962 buried Wellington)
- Robert died in Wellington aged 86 and his ashes were scattered over Emily's grave:

1877 - ? Rosina Hodgins
- nothing known

1879 - 1951 Matilda Hodgins
- Matilda had a daughter, Ethel Alice Hodgins, on 7 July 1898
- Ethel became a McKay. She married Charles Edward Stewart ETHON in 1917
- Matilda married Charles McKAY on 2 Nov 1898
- they had at least 3 children:
1899 - 1976 Marion Rosina McKay
1903 - 1985 Charles Sydney McKay
1906 - 1997 Lexina Rubina McKay

1881 - 1954 George Theodore Winstone Hodgins
- no wife found.
- he served in WWI as Private 68883 with the NZEF, 43rd Reinforcements, B Company, embarking from Wellington on the HMNZT 111 on 2 Oct 1918. His next Of Kin was his father George Hodgins at Naseby
- He died 20 Dec 1954 aged 73 in Naseby
- buried Plot 11, Block 425 in Anderson Bay cemetery Dunedin

1884 - ? Ellen/Helen Hodgins
- nothing known

1886 - 1963 Francis William 'Frank' Hodgins
- Francis married Rachel Grace LAWER in 1910
- they had a son, Francis Richard George Hodgins in 1913 in 80 Bay View Rd, Dunedin, who died aged 9 weeks & buried at Andersons Bay Cemetery Dunedin
- they possible had other chilren
- Francis & Rachel died in Balclutha, South Otago

1888 - 1972 Edith Lavinia Hodgins
- Edith married Richard Graham WADE in 1914
- Richard was the 3rd of 6 children of Mann WADE & Catherine HUNTER of Blackstone Hill, Otago

1891 - 1971 Lucy Rubenia Hodgins
- Lucy married Valentine Charles PARKER in 1912

NOTE There is a Samuel Nicholson Hodgins (1844-1879) buried in Southern Cemetery Dunedin.I believe he may have been a brother of George Hodgins. He was a Railway worker in Dunedin. On the morning of 5 June 1879 he was helping to discharge a truck of timber at the Railway Station. When a log, weighing about 100kg, was being slung, the friction brakes on the crane slipped due to being slippery by the rain and Samuel, who was standing directly under the logs, was crushed to the ground


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FAMILY OF LAWER

Richard LAWER (1850-1914)
married Rachel GRACE (1858-1926) in 1875 in Lawrence, Otago

their children, born in Naseby, were:

1882 - 1923 Beatrice Jane Lawer
- Beatrice married Ernest William NEWMAN (1878-?) in 1906
- 1 of 2 sons of William NEWMAN & Lois PRESTON
- they had a son, Percy Lawrence Newman (1907-?)
- possibly had other children

1886 - 1937 Thomas John Vine Lawer
- Thomas married Blanche Eleanor ARCHER (1887-?) in 1908
- 1 of 10 children of Francis ARCHER & Ellen HORGAN
- Thomas and Blanche had Francis Richard Bryan Lawer (1909-2001)
- possibly had other children
- Thomas & Blanche died in Wellington. Buried Plot 410 M at Karori

1892 - 1956 Rachel Grace Lawer
- Rachel married Francis William HODGINS 4 July 1910
- see Hodgins family above

1894 - 1978 Ivy May Lawer
- Ivy married Sydney Albert SALT (1890-?) in 1913
- 1 of 8 children of Samuel Henry Woodhouse SALT & Jessie Marshall GAUL

1901 - 1962 Evalyn Ann Lawer
- Evalyn was not married. She died aged 60





NASEBY in Winter
from the site NASEBY, 2000ft above worry


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