William SEED - Under Secretary, Defence Dept., - married Mary ALLEN - Wellington New Zealand
WILLIAM SEED b. 1828 in Liverpool, England
emigrated to New Zealand on the MARTHA RIDGWAY in 1840 when he was 12 or 14.
He married Eliza Cook and had 3 children - no known names or birthdates at this time
He next married Mary Ann Allen, daughter of George Allen, one time Mayor of Wellington, and Jane Elizabeth Paul - she was born 1841 and died April 1920, buried in Bolton St Cemetery, Wellington
They had 7 children - no known names or birthdates at this time.
- A total of 5 sons and 5 daughters -
He worked with Sir George Grey and the Hon. W.B. Rhodes.
He became Under Secretary of Defence in the mid 1800s and held that position during the Waikato wars.
He became head of the Collector of Customs in 1866.
He was a member of the committee which drafted the Civil Service Act of 1866.
He served on the Royal Commission in 1868.
He worked with Mr Batkin in 1871 in making the celebrated confidential report to Ministers with a view to reform the Civil Service Departments.
- There is a biography on the above link of his name ...
William is buried in Plot 3504 of Bolton St. Cemetery, Wellington
- others also buried in the same family plot are:
Mary Ann Allen - his wife - buried 1-4-1920
Eleanor Elizabeth - buried 17-11-1858
Amy Jane - buried 12-1-1859
Sidney Franklin - buried 27-1-1870
Charles Hugh - buried 23-6-1885
William - buried 6-2-1890
Elizabeth Ann - buried 22-9-1919
Henry Haddon - buried 14-2-1935
Can you help with his childrens names etc - are they some of his chilren or daughters-in-law buried with him and Mary Ann