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*William CLARK + Wilhemina PATON

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WILLIAM CLARK (1838-1932)
was born in Haley Hill, Halifax, England
son of Charles CLARK (1818-1909) & Dinah JOWETT (1815-1894)

CHARLES & DINAH arrived on the Indus 1843 with:
* 1838 - 1932 William Clark
William married Wilhemina Paton in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 8 known children (listed below)

* 1840 - 1908 Sarah Ann Clark
Sarah had a daughter: 1858-1938 Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Heath (adopted by grandparents Charles & Dinah and became Lizzie Clark)
Sarah married John James Stanaway (1813-1874) in 1861
- they had 7 known children
Sarah next married George Edward Sanders (1849-1914) in 1876
- they had 7 known children
2 more siblings were born in Nelson:
* 1844 - 1904 Hannah Maria Clark
Hannah married John Paton in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 15 known children
* 1845 - 1901 George Clark
George married Harriet Wooderson (1855-1937) in 1881
- they had 11 known children
George & Harriet became the grandparents of Sir Edmund Hillary in 1919

* photo of CHARLES & DINAH Clark
* family group photo of the Clark family 1865 at Whakahara

WILHEMINA 'Amelia' PATON (1848-1906)
was born in Auckland, New Zealand
daughter of Joseph John PATON (1813-1844) & Margaret LOWE (1815-1880)

JOSEPH & MARGARET arrived on the Fifeshire 1842 with:
* 1837 - 1923 John Paton
John married Hannah Maria Clark in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 15 known children
* 1839 - 1917 Elizabeth 'Betsy' Paton
Elizabeth married Charles Price in 1853 in Matamata
- they had 6 known children
* 1841 - 1914 Jemima Craigdille Paton
Jemima married Edmund 'Ned' Ruff (1797-1881) in 1854!
- Ned died in Mangarama, Northern Wairoa
Jemima next married John Quirk (1837-1894) in 1884
- they had a daughter: 1885-1978 Ann Quirk
2 more siblings were born in NZ:
* 1843 - 1899 William Paton
William married Delina McLeod (1866-1959) in Auckland in 1865
- they had 11 known children
* 1848 - 1906 Wilhemina 'Amelia' Paton
Wilhemina married William Clark in 1864 (see *triple wedding below)
- they had 8 known children (listed below)


William & Wilhemina married 23 Jan 1864 at her parents home Whakahara, Northern Wairoa in a triple wedding:
*William Clark (1838-1932) married *Wilhemina Paton (1848-1906)
**John Paton (1838-1923) married **Hannah Maria Clark (1844-1904)
*** Mary Ann Stanaway (1843-1909) married Thomas James Russell

*William Clark & *Wilhemina Paton, subjects of this journal
**John Paton was a brother of *Wilhemina Paton
- his wife **Hannah Maria Clark, was a sister of *William Clark
***Mary Ann Stanaway, was a daughter of John James Stanaway (1813-1874) & his 1st wife, Witaparene Minapara who married in 1842. John James Stanaway remarried to *William & **Hannah's sister, Sarah Ann Clark (1840-1908) as his 3rd wife in 1861

William & Wilhemina had 8 children
(born in Northern Wairoa)
... 1
1865 - 1916 Richard James Clark
RICHARD married Eunice Maud FORDHAM (1862-1915) in 1889
- they had 7 known children:
* 1890 - 1950 Wilfrid Sydney Clark (+ Ada Louisa Martin)
* 1891 - 1942 Harold James Clark (+ Mary Elizabeth Peterson)
* 1893 - 1971 Muriel Augusta Clark (+ John Reardon)
* 1895 - 1975 Alice Bertha Amy Clark (+ Nobel Baxter)
* 1900 - 1900 Roy Arnold Vincent Clark (died aged 25 days)
* 1901 - 1951 Reginald Fordham Clark (Rev Clark died in Ilford, Essex)
* 1905 - 1975 Herbert Frederick Clark
RICHARD died 30 May 1916 in Dargaville aged 51

... 2
1867 - 1948 Priscilla Clark
PRISCILLA married Henry Spencer BERRIDGE (1863-1942) in 1889
- they had 2 known children:
* 1892 - Maud Berridge (+ Henry Thomas Stevens)
* 1899 - Reginald Spencer Berridge (+ Laura Elizabeth Graham)
PRISCILLA died aged 81


... 3
1869 - 1935 Eliza Jemima Clark
ELIZA married Robert Francis Skeffington HEMPHILL (1868-1939) in 1889
they had 3 known children:
* 1890 - 1971 Margaret Olive Hemphill (+ Peter Joseph McMahon)
* 1892 - 1975 Ellen Stuart Hemphill (+ Charles Clotworthy)
* 1898 - 1962 Robert Francis Hemphill
ELIZA died aged 66

... 4
1872 - 1963 Alice Elizabeth Clark
ALICE married Joseph Thomas BROWN (1868-1966) in 1891
- they had 5 known children:
* 1892 - 1966 Emily Gladys Brown (+ Hugh Murdoch Campbell)
* 1894 - 1970 Wilhemina Emma Brown (+Sydney Eric Hamlin +William Percival Wright)
* 1897 - 1959 Clara Brown (+ Eldred Irvine Flaws)
* 1903 - 1991 Alice May Brown (+ Alfred Trefusis Frood)
* 1905 - Katherine Marion Brown (+ Emanuel Shepherd)
ALICE died in Auckland aged 91

... 5
1874 - 1935 William Charles Clark
WILLIAM married Emily Margaret MORROW (1881-1970) in 1904
- they had 4 known children:
* 1906 - 1982 David William Clark (+ Edith McKinney)
* 1907 - Beryl Clark (+ Geoffrey Thomas Marks)
* 1909 - 1979 Albert Roy Clark
* 1911 - 1991 Emily Dorothy Ellen Clark
WILLIAM died in Northern Wairoa aged 61

... 6
1876 - 1964 Emily Amelia Clark
EMILY married Hector Henry SUTHERLAND (1866-1944) in 1895 in Tokatoka
- they had 8 known children:
* 1897 - 1944 Annie Wilhemina Sutherland (+ Andrew Robert Boyd)
* 1898 - 1873 John James Sutherland (+ Janie Aileen Sutherland)
* 1900 - 1909 Alice Breen Sutherland (Alice died aged 9)
* 1902 - 1998 Hector William Sutherland (+ Keitha Jane Spick)
* 1907 - 1965 Emily May Sutherland (+ Neil McMillan)
* 1909 - 1993 William Clark Sutherland
* 1911 - 1998 Myrtle Irene Sutherland (+ David Wilfred Pasley)
* 1913 - 1977 Gordon Hugh Sutherland
EMILY in 1964 aged 88

... 7
1879 - 1933 Edward Jowett Clark
EDWARD married Grace MORROW in 1910
- their known children:
* 1911 - 1979 Cyril Edward Clark
EDWARD died in 1933 aged 54

... 8
1882 - 1956 John Ernest Oswald Clark
JOHN married Norah Whitehead SAVILLE-JONES (1887-1982) in 1908
- they had 4 known children:
* 1908 - 1973 Charles William Clark (+ Doreen Inez Maisie Watson)
* 1910 - 1985 Wilhemina Etty Clark (+ Henry Oliver Berridge)
* 1912 - 2004 Eva Doris Clark (+ Houston)
* 1914 - 2003 Eileen Norah Clark (+ Sterling)
JOHN died in 1956 aged 74


WILLIAM's BIRTHDAYS
New Zealand Herald, 12 November 1928 RESIDENT OF PAPAROA
NINETY-ONE YEARS OLD - EARLY DAYS IN AUCKLAND
PAPAROA, Sunday - A number of people gathered in the Garrison Hall, Paparoa, at the week-end to honour the 91st birthday of Mr William Clark, formerly of Woodlands, Tokatoka. With his father, the late Mr Charles Clark. Mr Clark came to New Zealand in 1843 by the ship Indus, the second emigrant ship to come to Nelson. The family remained four years in Nelson and saw the beginnings of settlement, then they moved to Auckland. Mr Clark, sen., was engaged in and around Auckland for seven years, being frequently employed in pit-sawing at Freeman's Bay, Lucas Creek and elsewhere.

11 November 1930
On the occasion of his 93rd birthday on November 11, 1930, Mr Clark received many telegrams of congratulations, including messages from Their Excellencies, Lord, and the Lady Bledisloe. Many relatives and friends from all parts of the Dominion assembled at Paparoa to celebrate Mr Clark's birthday and the Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates extended congratulations on behalf of those present. Five generations were present at the gathering.

New Zealand Herald, 11 November 1931 OLD COLONIST
Mr WILLIAM CLARK - NINETY-FOURTH BIRTHDAY
One of New Zealand's oldest colonists, Mr William Clark, of Rehia, North Auckland, will celebrate his 94th birthday today. There will be a gathering of the family, consisting of five generations, at Paparoa to celebrate the occasion.


DEATHS of WILLIAM & WILHEMINA
Auckland Star, 5 July 1906 - DEATH
CLARK - On July 4, after a long and painful illness, Wilhemina, the beloved wife of William Clark, of Morningside, late of Rehia, Northern Wairoa. The funeral will leave her late residence at 2p.m. on Friday for Purewa Cemetery

New Zealand Herald, 27 August 1932
Mr WILLIAM CLARK - NORTH AUCKLAND PIONEER
DEATH AT NINETY-FOUR
One of New Zealand's oldest colonists, Mr William Clark, died yesterday at his home, Woodlands, Rehia, North Auckland, in his 95th year. He had spent nearly 90 years in the Dominion and was particularly well known in the North, where he had lived for 80 years.
Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, Mr. Clark arrived at Nelson with his parents in 1842 (sic) after a voyage of six months in the ship Indus, the second emigrant ship to go to Nelson. The family stayed in Nelson four years and then moved to Auckland, staying at the Ship Inn, then the only hotel in the town. Mr Clark's first employment was at a rope works in Mechanics Bay, where he worked 12 hours a day and six days a week for four shillings and sixpence. At the age of 15 he went pit-sawing with his father in the bush at Northern Wairoa. The trip from Auckland to Northern Wairoa took five days, Mr Clark and his father having to walk from Riverhead to Helensville and then travel on a whaleboat to Omana. In 1860 the Government opened the first land for selection scheme and Mr Clark's father bought a large section. A few years later Mr Clark moved to Whakahara, where he opened a general store and butchery. In 1864 he married Miss Wilhemina Paton, of Northern Wairoa and in 1886 he bought a farm at Rehia where he resided until his death. His home was often the stopping place of travellers and cattle dealers.
His wife died in 1906 and his father in 1909. Mr Clark is survived by a large family. The funeral will take place to-morrow at Purewa Cemetery.

WILLIAM & WILHEMINA are buried Plot 62, Row 29, Block D at Purewa cemetery

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Comments

by NoelGeorge on 2014-07-24 16:46:39

Thanks ngairedith you have certainly done an incredible amount of work on this table, but I would still love to know where you fit in, Best Regards, NoelGeorge

by ngairedith on 2014-07-24 18:44:25

hello Noel,
sorry, but I am not related to the family in any way

by shazneil on 2015-07-03 15:58:36

Hi Ngairedith. Great info above but with William Paton & Delina McLeod. Delina died in 1895. My GT GT Grandparents. thanks Sharon

by LNeilB on 2015-08-22 03:57:52

Hi. Thanks for all the work.
I am a descendant of John PATON and Hannah Maria CLARK.

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