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William PRYOR + Harryet TRESIDDER - Wendron to Lyttleton

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WILLIAM PRYOR was born 26 December 1830 in Wendron, Cornwall
- he was the 10th of 10 children of Thomas PRYOR & Dorothy JEFFREY

on the genealogy site PARISH of WENDRON
you can access the transcription of parish records, census, registers etc on their searchable datanase
* there is also: The Will of William Pryor dated 4 October 1746

- William Pryor married HARRYET TRESIDDER in Carnmenellis, Cornwall 21 July 1855.She was the 3rd of 7 children of William TRESIDDER & Harriet PHILLIPS

William died 16 July 1896 in Rimu, Hokitika (Rimu is 23km south of Ross)
... GREY RIVER ANGUS, 17 July 1896 - Thursday's West Coast Times reports a fatal accident at Rimu township yesterday afternoon resulted in the very sudden death of Mr William Pryor, a well known resident of Ross. It appears that Mr Pryor, who lately commenced storekeeping at Ross after years of mining, was returning home from Hokitika driving in a spring cart with a load of goods drawn by one horse. The trap was heavily laden and the horse had been proceeding at a walking pace, when it suddenly took fright, and broke into a trot. In the effort to steady the beast Mr Pryor appears to have pulled one rein only, with the result that the horse swerved suddenly to the roadside, and the occupant was thrown out, falling on a small heap of stones. Before he had time to recover himself the wheel of the cart passed over the unfortunate man, going up his back and over his head. The result was almost sudden death. The police were at once communicated with and medical aid summoned, but the injuries were beyond human aid, and death resulted in a few minutes. An inquest will be held at Lamacroft's hotel at 10 o'clock this morning

William is buried PLOT 38, BLOCK 15 at Ross Old cemetery

HARRYET died 30 August 1913 in Ross aged 76
- she is buried with William

the known children of WILLIAM & HARRYET:
1855 - 1946 Elizabeth Ann Pryor
- born in Wendron, Cornwall
- Elizabeth possibly married Alfred BROWN in 1874

1857 - 1904 William Pryor
- born in Wendron, Cornwall
- doesn't appear William was married
William died 25 January 1904 aged 46
... WEST COAST TIMES, 28 January 1904. Death has removed another well known citizen from our midst in the person of the late Mr William Pryor, who has been suffering from an incurable disease for about three years past, and whose earthly sufferings were ended in the early hours of Monday morning. The late Mr Pryor had up to the time of his illness followed the occupation of a miner, and was a man of quiet and unobtrusive habits. Much sympathy is expressed for the mourning relatives - Mrs Pryor and her sons and daughters - in the loss of a son and brother (does not say father so the Mrs Pryor was probably his mother). The funeral took place at 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning, the services at the graveside being conducted by the Rev H. E. Newton
- William is buried Plot 27, BLock 15 at Ross Old Cemetery with John Pryor (1819-1893)

1859 - 1926 Harryet Jane Pryor
- born in Polmarth, Cornwall
- Harryet married Alfred WILLIAMS (1858-1912) 29 Nov 1881 in Ross, West Coast
- they moved to Bendigo, Victoria, Australia & had 10 children
- Harryet died 22 May 1926 aged 67 in Launceston, Tasmania

1860 - ? Thomas Pryor
- born in Wendron, Cornwall

1862 - 1923 Martin Tresidder Pryor
- born in Wendron, Cornwall
- Martin died 12 January 1923 aged 61
- he is buried Plot 6, Block 26 at Ross New Cemetery

The decline in the mining at Wendron led to a significant migration of miners and their families to the 'New World'. William and Harryet emigrated to New Zealand about 1863

1864 - 1927 Grace Pryor
- born 23 Oct 1864 in Lyttleton, New Zealand
- Grace married Fred JONES in 1897
- their known children:
1898 - Elizabeth Jones
1899 - Charles Jones
1902 - Ivy Jones
1904 - Edward ones
1906 - Florence Jones

1866 - 1908 Walter Pryor
- born in Lyttleton
26 April 1907 ROSS, Westcoast, Municipal Elections T. HOULAHAN 116, Walter PRYOR 1906
28 July 1908 I regret to have to record the sudden death of Mr Walter Pryor, which took place at his residence at an early hour yesterday morning. Mr Pryor has been in business here some years, and his sterling qualities were appreciated by old and young. He was a member of the Borough Council and took an active interest in the welfare of the town. We extend our sympathy to the relatives and family in the sudden bereavement
31 December 1908 DECEASED PERSONS ESTATES - Stamp Duty was paid on 135 estates during the month, the largest amount on which duty was paid being ?75,827 on the estate of Charles A. Smith, Hawkes Bay. The principal amounts for the various districts are as follow: ... WESTLAND, Walter Pryor ?873 (a 2011 equivalent of $136,000)

between 1866 and 1868 William and his family moved from one side of the South Island to the other - 300km to Ross on the Westcoast which experienced a goldrush in 1865, the population swelling to 2500 (today it is around 300)

1868 - 1935 Thomas Richard Pryor
- born in Ross, New Zealand
- Thomas died 23 February 1935 aged 66
- he is buried Plot 7, Block 26 at Ross New Cemetery

1871 - 1940 Mary Catherine Pryor
- born in Ross
- Mary married William Francis DETLAFF (1867-1951) in 1899
- (there was a large family of Detlaff on the West Coast)
- their known children:
1901 - 1973 William Detlaff
1905 - 1968 Albert Detlaff

1873 - 1937 Sampson Pryor
- born in Ross
- Sampson died aged 64
- he was buried 23 December 1938 in Plot 6, Block 36 at Ross New cemetery
- nothing else known

1876 - 1942 Joseph Pryor
- born in Ross
- Joseph married Grace Williams WEARNE (1880-1941) in 1902
- their known children:
1903 - Harriet Pryor
1904 - James Pryor
1906 - Myrtle Pryor
1907 - Wiliam Pryor
1909 - Margaret Pryor

1879 - 1958 Seneth Pryor
- born in Ross
- Senith married Joseph BOLITHO in 1905
- they had 4 known children
1905 - 1949 Joseph Bolitho
- he married Florence Jane HILL
- Joseph died at Blacks Point
1907 - Martin Alymer Bolitho
- Martin married Ena Mildred WATSON (1909-1992) of Crushington
1909 - 1991 Mary Evelyn Bolitho
- Mary married Jack BANKS
1913 - 1983 William James Bolitho
- William married Inez Doreen BLOXHAM

1882 - 1961 Esther Pryor
- Esther married Samuel 'Sam' Meyer MITCHELL (1881-1941) in 1907
- their known children, born in Ross:
1908 - Samuel Vivian Mitchell
1910 - 2001 Harriet Mitchell - twin
1910 - 1988 William Mitchell - twin
1913 - 1998 Ruby Mitchell
1917 - 1942 Norman Mitchell
- Norman served in WWII as Sergeant NZ404084 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF,
- he was killed in action 29 June 1942 in the UK
- he is buried Grave 8, Row C, Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk, England
1921 - 2000 Edgar Mitchell
???? - Alan Mitchell
???? - Hubert Mitchell

headstone at Ross Old Cemetery
of Harryet Pryor (nee Tresidder and John Pryor (1819-1893)

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