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WHITEACRE in New Zealand from 1915

Journal by ngairedith

WILLIAM WHITEACRE (1852-1918)
- of Killcangn ?, Kilbride
married on 6 November 1884 at Carlow parish, Hacketstown to:
Deborah UBANK (1857-1931)
- of Kilcarney, Hacketstown

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

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

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

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


the WHITEACRE marriages in New Zealand 1916 - 1929

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


PHOTO
the 1911 Census

- Residents of a house 5 in Stormanstown (Drumcondra Rural

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