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Walter FREEMAN + Annie WACKETT - Wellington 1855

Journal by ngairedith

WALTER FREEMAN (1829-1879)
was born in London
- a son of Robert FREEMAN (1805-1891) & Mary Ann LENEY/LEANEY (1803-1876)
ANNIE WACKETT (1823-1901)
was born in Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, England
- a daughter of George WACKETT (1777-1850) & Ann GARDENER (1781-1849)
Annie had a daughter, Theresa Wackett (1849-1940) prior to marriage

Walter & Annie married 22 April 1851 in London
* on 20 March 1855 Walter & Annie left London and emigrated to New Zealand on the 'New Era', arriving in Wellington 27 June 1855. Annie's daughter Teresa is on the list as aged 6 but their first born, Walter, is not (he would have been an infant). There is also a Teresa Wickett on the passenger list (no age given), was she a sister of Annie? or a double-up of Annie's daughter? (see at link)

the known children of WALTER & ANNIE
... 1
1849 - 1940 THERESA (WACKETT) brought up in Wellington as Freeman
- Theresa married James Burton PENNY (1841-1915) on 26 Oct 1870
- they were farming in Clareville by 1881, bought Dakin Cottage in Clareville, Wairarapa, off Charles Dakin (1827-1895) in 1885, sold it in 1891, moved to Wellington and by 1914 they were in Otaki. James died in Wellington 1915

- the 9 known children of THERESA & JAMES:
1/ 1871 - 1880 Theresa Penny
Wellington Independent, 11 August 1871 PENNY - On July 30, at Grassendale, Whareama (10km north of Tinui), the wife of James Burton Penny, Esq., of a daughter. THERESA died 1 Aug 1880 in Wellington aged 9 years & 2 days

2/ 1872 - 1946 James Burton Edward 'Jim' Penny
- Jim married Phoebe GREATBATCH (1870-1945) 1 July 1915
- daughter of Walter 'Joseph' GREATBATCH & Mary BEVAN of Featherston
PHOEBE died 5 June 1945 in Wellington? aged 75
JIM died 27 Nov 1946 in Hawera aged 74

3/ 1876 - 1879 Edward Henry Walter Penny
EDWARD died 3 March 1879 aged 2.11

4/ 1878 - 1977 Ethel Marion Emily Penny
- Ethel married Charles Christopher Machell WATSON-MUNRO (1877-1942) 7 April 1910 in Wellington as his second wife (divorced in 1905 from Emily Bourke (nee Coates) - they had married in Cape Town in 1904 when he served in the Boer War)
Wairarapa Daily Times, 9 April 1910 On Thursday afternoon, at St Thomas' Church, South Wellington, Miss Ethel Marion Emily Penny, eldest daughter of Mr James Burton Penny, Newtown, and niece of the Primate of New Zealand (Samuel Tarratt Nevill, see below), was married by the Rev Mr Walker to Mr Machell Watson-Munro, of Monmouthshire, England. The bride was attired in a dress of white chiffon taffeta with lace trimmings, and wore a handsome veil of Brussels net, over 50 years old, in which her aunt had been married. The bridesmaids - Misses Katie and Millicent Penny - were dressed in heliotrope silk muslin, with hats of deeper shade. Mr Geoffery Withers acted as best man, and Mr L. W. Hawkins gave the bride away. After the wedding a family gathering was held at Mr Penny's residence. Mr and Mrs Watson-Munro left in the afternoon by the Manuka for Dunedin, where their future home is to be. (Ethel & Charles had 4 known children)

5/* 1881 - 1974 Evelyn Watson 'Lyn' Penny
- Lyn married Lawrence Wood HAWKINS (1879-1950) 18 Dec 1905 in Lower Hutt
- a son of Samuel Stocks (1837-1888) & Jane HAWKINS of Tuapeka
Evening Post, 23 December 1905 HAWKINS-PENNY - On the 18th December, 1905, at St Augustine's Church, Petone, by the Rev B. H. Ward, Lawrence Wood, only son of the late Samuel Stocks Hawkins, of Yorkshire, England, to Evelyn Watson, third daughter of Mr James B. Penny, of Petone
LAWRENCE died in NSW, Australia aged 71. Lyn died 11 Sep 1974 in Picton aged 93

6/* 1884 - 1924 Katie Gertrude Penny
- Katie married Alfred Naylor PALMER (1872-1943) in 1911 in Wellington
- a son of George & Elizabeth Mary PALMER
- Katie & Alfred had 3 children
KATIE died 21 April 1924 aged 40 in Wellington
- Alfred next married Linda Mary TURNER (1893-1968) 28 June 1928
- daughter of Jacob (1843-1916) & Prudence Ann (1849-1924) TURNER of Dovedale
Evening Post, 3 July 1928 On the 28th June, 1928 at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by Rev G. C. Blathwayt, Alfred Naylor, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs George Palmer, Wellington, to Linda Mary Turner, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Jacob Turner, of Motueka
- they had a daughter

7/* 1886 - 1974 Millicent Isabella Nevill 'Millie' Penny
- Millie married William John Henry HAASE (1887-1960) 21 Dec 1911 in Wellington
- a son of Peter Mathias Henry HAASE (1856-1923) & Margaret CLARKE (1863-1940)
MILLIE died 13 March 1974 in Lower Hutt

8/* 1889 - 1980 Henry Reginald 'Reg' Penny
- Reg married Margaret Wallace 'Maggie' OUGHTON (1886-1983) in Taranaki in 1919
- daughter of James Sinclair OUGHTON & Anne SHIRLEY
REG died 1 June 1980 aged in Hawera aged 91

9/* 1892 - 1935 Charles Vivian Penny (murdered in Porirua)
Evening Post, 17 October 1935 The Funeral of the late Charles Vivian Penny will take place at the Clareville Cemetery of Saturday, October 19, 1935, at 12 noon, Private internment. J. R. CROFT, Undertaker. Lower Hutt and Petone
- he is buried with his parents James & Theresa

JAMES BURTON PENNY died 25 Feb 1915 aged 74 in Wellington
Evening Post, 25 February 1915 PENNY - On the 25th February, 1915, at his residence, 25 Roy-street, (Newtown) James Burton, beloved husband of Theresa Penny, in his 74th year. Interment at Carterton
Hawera & Normanby Star, 25 February 1915 Mr R. (Reg) Penny, of Okaiawa, to-day received word of the death of his father in Wellington, after a long illness. He and his brother, who have been residents of Okaiawa for some years, will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement
- his probate was granted to the Public Trustee in Wellington May 1915
THERESA Penny died 4 June 1940 aged 91 in Wellington
Evening Post, 5 June 1940 PENNY - On June 4, 1940, at Wellington, Theresa, relict of the late James Burton Penny; aged 91 years (Interment at Clareville Cemetery, Thursday, noon)
- they are buried Plot 75, OLD UNSEC at Clareville cemetery, Carterton

NOTE Rev Samuel Tarratt NEVILL, Anglican Bishop, (1837-1921) was married to James Burton Penny's half-sister, Mary Susanna Cook-Penny (1834-1905)

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1854 - 1931 WALTER FREEMAN
- Walter married Anna Maria 'Annie' HASSETT (1859-1895) 11 Jan 1879
Daily Southern Cross, 28 June 1872 SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL CALENDAR The following is the calendar of prisoners for trial at the Supreme Court, Auckland, commencing Monday next, the 1st July: - & Anna Maria Hassett, English, aged 12, single, Church of England, (can) read and write, obtaining goods by false pretences (four charges). Anna pleaded guilty of larceny and sentence was deferred
- the 8 known children of WALTER & ANNIE: (Walter had a total of 10)
1/* 1879 - 1897 Walter Freeman
WALTER died aged 18 from head injuries sustained in a cycle race held Palmerston North to Ashhurst on 14 Aug 1897
Feilding Star, 16 August 1897 FATAL RESULT OF A BICYCLE ACCIDENT - The young man Walter Freeman, eldest son of the caterer on the Wellington-Manawatu Railways Coy's refreshment room-keeper, injured during the bicycle road race on Wednesday afternoon, remained in an unconscious state, and a little after four o'clock this afternoon his condition suddenly changed for the worse and he expired almost immediately. An inquest will probably be held.
- This made Walter the first fatality in cycle racing in New Zealand

2/* 1880 - 1902 Frederick Wackett 'Fred' Freeman
FRED died 9 Nov 1902 in a rowing accident on the Wanganui River aged 22.5
Wanganui Chronicle, 11 November 1902 FATAL ACCIDENT
- A MAN DROWNED IN THE RIVER ... Quite a gloom was cast over Aramoho on Sunday morning when it became known that an accident had occurred on the River, by which a young man name Frederick Freeman had lost his life. It appears that at about ten o'clock on Sunday morning some members of the Aramoho Rowing Club went out for a row in the four-oared out-rigger, the crew consisting of Henry Sutton, Samuel Walkley, Frederick Freeman, George Tasker and John Lowry. When about 150 yards from the shore, on the return trip, the boat swamped, the heavy gale having made the water very rough. As Lowry could not swim, Sutton and Walkley went to his assistance, and succeeded in placing him on the bottom of the overturned boat. Freeman, in the meantime, being in difficulty, Tasker went to his assistance, as also did Walkley when he had placed Lowry in safety on the bottom of the boat. On Walkley arriving, Tasker, being exhausted, relinquished his hold on Freeman. Walkley, also being exhausted, let go of Freeman shortly afterwards, and the latter sank. He was then within five yards of the shore. Tasker and Walkley were very exhausted, and only with difficulty reached the bank, where willing hands pulled them from the water. Sutton and Lowry were taken from the bottom of the boat by the crew of the launch 'May', which happened to be passing. Messrs Albert and Henry Sutton began dragging operations as soon as Freeman sank, and at about 11 o'clock recovered the body. Efforts at resuscitation were made for an hour, when Drs Hatherley and Porritt, who had been summoned, pronounced life to be extinct. Freeman was 22 years of age, and was a son of Mr Walter Freeman, of the Aramoho Refreshment Rooms. Sincere sympathy will be felt for the sorrowing relatives. An inquest will be held at 9.30 this morning.
The deceased was a member of the Sixth Contingent in South Africa, and while there was promoted to be Sergeant-Major. Mr Freeman desires to thank those who assisted to recover the body of his son and also in attempting to resuscitate life
- Frederick is buried Plot 027, Block 026 at Terrace End cemetery

3/* 1882 - 1968 Leonard Robert 'Len' Freeman
- Len married Gertrude Elizabeth MADGIN on 21 Jan 1910 in Waikanae
Manawatu Standard, 20 January 1910 WEDDING BELLS ... A wedding which created much interest in Waikanae took place in the church there yesterday afternoon, when Mr Leonard Freeman, son of Mr Walter Freeman, of Wellington, was married to Miss Gertrude Madgin, daughter of Mr and Mrs Madgin, of Tilehurst, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. The Rev J. Jones officiated. The bride, who was given away by Mr A. Williams, wore a frock of white Brussels net and lace over ivory glace silk, Over a wreath of orange blossom she wore her mother's bridal veil. She carried a shower bouquet of white flowers, and wore the bridegroom's gifts, a handsome cameo pendant and Maltese lace scarf. Miss E. Freeman, cousin of the bridegroom, from Palmerston North, who was chief bridesmaid, wore a frock of turquoise blue chiffon taffetas with black picture hat, and carried a shower bouquet of sweet peas. Two little bridesmaids, the Misses Marjorie and Jean Freeman, sisters of the bridegroom, wore frocks of white embroidery and Kitty Bellairs hats, and they carried white crooks with clusters of sweet peas. Mr J. Jameson, of Levin, was best man. After the wedding, about forty guests were entertained at a reception at Mahara House, where the rooms were decorated with sweet peas, native flowers, and ferns. Mr and Mrs Freeman afterwards left by motor car for Wellington where they caught the boat for Nelson, the bride travelling in a cream serge coat and skirt, with black hat -
- they had a son, Walter Madgin Freeman in 1911 who died aged 24 hours
They lived for a time in Sydney. Both died in New Zealand
LEONARD died 15 September 1968 aged 86

4/* 1883 - 1919 Millie Annie Freeman
- Millie married Edward William OLIVER 27 March 1907
MILLIE died 12 Feb 1919 in Wellington aged 36
- she is buried Plot 230 B, CH ENG2 at Karori cemetery

5/* 1885 - 1944 George Roxburgh 'Jack' Freeman
- born 25 March 1885, George served twice in WWI as Private 10/2141 with the Wellington Infantry battalion, 5th reinforcements, embarking from Wellington 13 June 1915. He was seriously wounded at the Dardanelles in 1915. He next served with the NZEF, Hospital Ship No 2 Marama (Second Sailing of Fourth Charter), embarking from Wellington 19 Oct 1918. Both times his next of kin was his father at 63 Molesworth Street, Wellington
GEORGE died 6 June 1944 in his home fire at Valley Road, Paraparaumu aged 58

6/* 1889 - 1889 Hilda Teresa Freeman
HILDA died as an infant

7/* 1890 - ? Mabel Freeman
- nothing known of Mabel at this time

8/* 1891 - 1942 Guy Linton Freeman
- Guy was born in Wellington 5 November 1891
- attended College Street School, Palmerston North and was in Standard 1 in 1902
GUY died in Wellington 28 July 1842 aged 51
- he is buried Plot 277 O, CH ENG2 at Karori

ANNIE Freeman died 22 July 1895 Feilding Star, 24 July 1895 DEATH - On the 22nd inst., at Palmerston North, Annie, beloved wife of Walter Freeman; aged 36
- she is buried Plot 024, Block 026 at Terrace End cemetery

Walter remarried to Margaret Alice WATSON (1865-1932) in 1901
- they had 2 daughters:
1/ * 1903 - 1978 Marjorie Edith Florence Freeman
- born 28 May 1903, Marjorie married Harry Savery PARR (1897-1972) in 1926

2/ 1906 - 2000 Jean Frances Freeman
- born 22 August 1906, Jean married Douglas Vivian BANKS (1906-1973) in 1932 & had 6 children
- Douglas was born in Masterton to James Henry BANKS & Catherine Mary EASTHOPE

WALTER Freeman died 10 February 1931 aged 76
- he is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)
Evening Post, 12 February 1931 WALTER'S OBITUARY
... The death occurred yesterday of Mr Walter Freeman, at the age of 76 years. The late Mr Freeman, who was a well-known and popular figure in the Thorndon district, and been ill for many months, and his death was not unexpected. he was born in London, and arrived in Wellington with his parents on the New Era in 1855. He became one of the earliest pupils at the Thorndon School, under the late Mr Mowbray. Mr Freeman entered the catering business, and took over the old bank luncheon rooms on Lambton quay from his father and mother. later he was proprietor for Barrett's Hotel and of the Island Bay Hotel. In 1886 he left for the Manawatu district, and while there he was instrumental in getting the Manawatu Railway Company to put dining cars on their trains. Subsequently Mr Freeman returned to Wellington, and for many years he conducted a pastrycook's business in Molesworth street. He is survived by his widow, three sons (Messrs. Len, Jack and Guy Freeman), and two daughters (Mrs H. S. Parr of Wadestown, and Miss Jean Freeman of Ohau). The funeral will take place to-morrow at the Bolton street cemetery
MARGARET Freeman died 4 June 1932 in Wellington
- she is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)

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... 3
1856 - 1898 ROBERT FREEMAN
- Robert married Henrietta HELLYER (1858-1927) in 1880

- the 3 known children of ROBERT & HENRIETTA:
1/* 1880 - 1881 Albert Hellyer Freeman
- Albert died aged 4 months

2/* 1883 - 1948 Florence Amy Freeman
- Florence married William Francis HARRISON in 1930

3/* 1894 - 1958 Stanislaus Lovegrove Freeman
Evening Post, 14 July 1885 ROYAL HOTEL - The advertisement announcing the transfer of the Royal Hotel from John Maginnity to Robert Freeman will be found elsewhere. Coming after such a popular and business-like landlord as Mr Maginnity, Mr Freeman will have no light task if he wishes to preserve the high character which the house has hitherto maintained, but there are two things in favour of this being done, one being the fact that Mr and Mrs Freeman are well known as experienced caterers for the public, and the other that all the liquids vended will be supplied from Maginnity's wholesale stores, in Panama-street
Evening Post, 5 February 1886 WELLINGTON RACING CLUB SUMMER MEETING was inaugurated to-day under very favourable circumstances as regards weather. The course, which had derived much benefit from the recent rains, was in capital order, not too hard and not too soft. The special trains were fairly loaded and the first three took out about a thousand passengers. This number was considerably augmented by the contingent which patronised the road, and those who arrived by train from the country, so that at the time appointed for the first race there were about 2000 persons on the course. Mr Robert Freeman, of the Royal Hotel, is catering in the grand stand luncheon room and bar
Evening Post, 2 June 1887 THORNDON LICENSING COMMITTEE - The application for renewal of license was granted to Robert Freeman for the Royal Hotel

ROBERT Freeman died 23 November 1898 in Palmerston North aged 42
Feilding Star, 24 November 1898 FREEMAN - On the 23rd November, at Palmerston North, Robert Freeman, (brother of Walter Freeman), aged 42 years
Evening Post, 24 November 1898 - Mr Robert Freeman, at one time steward of the Wellington Working Men's Club, died in Palmerston North yesterday, after an illness of three weeks. The deceased, who leaves a wife and three children, was a brother of Mr Walter Freeman, the well-known caterer on the Manawatu Railway Company, and was very popular. He was a native of Wellington, and was 42 years of age
- he is buried Plot 025, Block 026 at Terrace End Cemetery with:
* brother Walter's wife Annie in 1895
* brother Frederick Freeman in 1902
* Walter Madgin Freeman (1911-1911) infant son of his brother Leonard Robert Freeman

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... 4
1858 - 1921 AMELIA ANNIE 'Millie' FREEMAN
- Millie married James HUTCHESON (1857-1911) 25 May 1882 in Wellington
- a son of John Mack HUTCHESON & Mary GORRIE
Evening Post, 25 May 1882 MARRIAGE
... HUTCHESON-FREEMAN - On the 25th May, at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, by the Ven Archdeacon Thorpe, James, eldest son of Mr John Hutcheson, of Blenheim, to Millie Annie, youngest daughter of the late Mr W. Freeman, of Wellington

- the 2 known children of MILLIE & JAMES:
1/* 1883 - 1896 Frederick John Hutcheson
- Frederick died 22 December 1896 aged 13

2/* 1888 - 1980 Frances Marion Hutcheson
- Frances married Charles Rawle WILLIAMS (1879-1954) in 1920

JAMES Hutcheson died 15 December 1911 aged 54
Marlborough Express, 16 December 1911 ... The death of Mr James Hutcheson, of Grove Road, occurred yesterday afternoon. The deceased had complained during the day of indisposition, but his condition was not regarded as serious, and the discovery that he had passed away came as a shock to his family. Mr Hutcheson lay down on his bed in the afternoon, and it was found at about five o'clock that he had expired. The deceased, who was a native of Blenheim and the eldest son of the late Mr J. Mack Hutcheson, was 54 years of age. Part of his business career was spent in Christchurch and Wellington, and several years ago he returned to Blenheim to take over the store established here by his father in the early days. He had resided in Blenheim ever since. A widow and one daughter are bereaved by his death; Mr David Hutcheson and Mr Ronald Hutcheson, of the Wellington district, are brothers, and Mrs Bird, of Nelson, a sister of the deceased
AMELIA Hutcheson died 31 January 1921 aged 62

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... 5
1861 - 1865 MARY ANNE FREEMAN
- born January 1861
MARY ANN died 21 April 1865 aged 4.3
Evening Post, 21 April 1865 DIED
... On the 21st inst, Mary Ann, at her father's residence, aged four years and three months, youngest daughter of Mr Walter Freeman, pastry cook, Lambton Quay. The friends of Mr Walter Freeman are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of his daughter Mary Ann, which will leave his residence, this day, at 4 o'clock. W. J. Hall & Sons, Undertakers, April 22nd, 1865
- she is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)

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... 6
1864 - 1865 JANIE/JEANIE FREEMAN
JANE died 25 March 1865 aged 7 months
- died the day after brother James & a month before sister Mary Ann
- she is buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)
NOTE Janie is on BDM as being born 22 August 1864
ALSO Wellington Independent, 23 August 1864 BIRTH FREEMAN - On Monday, August 22nd, the wife of Mr Walter Freeman, Lambton-quay, of a daughter
ALSO Evening Post, 25 March 1865 DIED At Lambton Quay, Jeanie, youngest daughter of Mr Walter Freeman, pastry cook
BUT the Bolton street database has her death as March 1863
- I believe the year error is with the cemetery's database

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... 7
1865 - 1865 JAMES FREEMAN
JAMES died 24 March 1865
- the day before his sister Janie & a month before sister Mary Ann
Wellington Independent, 25 March 1865 FREEMAN - On Friday, 24th March, at Lambton-quay, James, youngest son of Mr Walter Freeman, baker
NOTE he is not on the Bolton street database

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WALTER FREEMAN died 24 August 1879 aged 50
Evening Post, 25 August 1879 Another old colonist, in the person of Mr Walter Freeman, has passed away. Mr Freeman arrived in Wellington about 25 years ago in the ship New Era, and soon afterwards commenced business as a baker and confectioner in Lambton Quay. He was actively engaged in carrying on the business until three years ago, when he began to suffer from dropsy, and since then he has been an invalid. The late Mr Freeman was the second baker in Wellington and was much respected by all who knew him. He was also a prominent member of the Ancient Order of Foresters. During the last two years of his life Mr Freeman suffered very much, and he was conscious up the hour of his death. The funeral will take place at half-past 9 o'clock to-morrow morning

ANNE FREEMAN died 30 June 1901 aged 78 in Palmerston North
Evening Post, 1 July 1901 The death occurred here yesterday of Mrs Freeman, aged 80 (sic). Deceased was a very old colonist, and leaves a large family including Mr Walter Freeman, of the Manawatu Railway dining car to mourn their loss
Manawatu Standard, 1 July 1901 We regret to hear of the death of Mrs Freeman, mother of Mr Walter Freeman, the well-known caterer on the Wellington and Manawatu Railway line. The deceased, who had attained the rope old age of 78 years, died at her son's residence, Pitt-street, on Saturday night. Mr and Mrs Freeman, senr., arrived in Wellington in the ship "New Era" in 1855, and for many years kept a confectionery shop in Lambton Quay, near Barrett's Hotel in the days when that part of the quay was known as Clay Point. Her husband predeceased her by 20 years. She leaves a family of three, two married daughters, one residing at Blenheim and the other at Petone, and Mr Walter Freeman. The news of her death will be heard with regret by a large number of friends and relatives
Manawatu Times, 2 July 1901 The body of the late Mrs Freeman was taken to Wellington to-day for interment. Messrs Griggs and Son were in charge of the funeral arrangements
WALTER & ANNIE are buried Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery (see photo)


PHOTO
Plot 1903 C of E at Bolton Street cemetery

last resting place of:
... WALTER Freeman 1829-1879
... his wife Anne Freeman 1823-1901
... his son Walter Freeman 1854-1931 & Walter's 2nd wife Margaret 1865-1932
... his daughter Mary Anne Freeman 1861-1865
... his daughter Janie Freeman 1864-1865
... possibly his son James Freeman 1865-1865 although not on database
photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

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by neich on 2013-10-07 17:08:41

Neich reporting.. I know the PENNY family.. I am in Dakin cottage.. have the deeds.. Charles Dakin built it he was from Tutbury Staffordshire with Mary his wife.. a good site is the Anglican Clergy website, helped Rev Michael Blain with Bishop Nevil the other year, he said where is this coming from, I said the Penny descendants! so put them in touch!
Re Hedgeland someone suggest I get the inquest report, may say how he lost his arm.. will do.. many thanks for your good work..

by ngairedith on 2013-10-07 17:13:20

thanks neich,
I did look in the papers of the day for the inquest report but it didn't say anything about his arm. In fact, I did a lot of cross research thinking that such an event would have made headlines back then. Nothing. Very unusual. Good luck getting the inquest report, I will be very interested in the findings

by neich on 2013-10-07 17:49:24

shall I ask one of the Penny folk to make contact with you, some in Wellington.

by ngairedith on 2013-10-07 17:53:29

thank you, not necessary on a personal level but you could pass on this journal to them if you wish, they may like to leave a comment to add to, or correct, some of the info

by neich on 2013-10-26 21:33:59

Penny family also lived at Grassmere, Hughes Line. Clareville possibly after moving out of 'my' cottage! Also lived down near Woodlands road.. have it on information from the family.. very interesting family, but arent most settlers!

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