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the extended family of William Ulick BURKE - Napier

Journal by ngairedith

TIMELINE in New Zealand for Australian born:

- a son of Robert Bartlett BURKE (1817-1892) & Sarah Louise MONTGOMERY (1815-1891)

28 October 1869 - DEPARTURE for Melbourne, via Bluff
... the CLAUD HAMILTON, s.s., 530 tons, Captain Underwood. Passengers:
Mr Alexander
Mrs Barton
Mr Beresford
Mr C. F. Black
Mr Cowan
Mr Hayworth
Mr and Mrs Lees and family (6)
Mr Levi
Mr Macan
Mr McLean
Miss Morton
Mr Pell
and 20 in the steerage

... William subscribed ?1 (as did many others) to the above Society ($135 in 2012)

28 March 1874 - JUSTICE OF PEACE
... We are informed that the inhabitants of Blacks (Tuapeka) have petitioned the Government to appoint Mr W. U. Burke a Justice of the Peace

... William marries Rachel 'Bessie' STUART (1858-?), youngest daughter of Robert STUART (1833-1883) & Rachel Keith Mackenzie-Ross (1831-1898) who married 11 April 1855, at Hopkins River, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.
Robert became the first Mayor of Napier
Rachel's mother, Rachel Keith Mackenzie-Ross was born at Logie-Easter, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, 1 of 5 children of George Mackenzie-Ross & his 3rd wife, Susan Agnes Eleanora Dunlop. This made Rachel the 14th of 15 children.
See John Ross, I of Aldie, died 17 July, 1654

17 April 1877 - BIRTH OF A SON
... the birth of their son, Robert Ulick Burke (1877-1965)
18 Jan 1896 Robert is on the committee of the old boys of the Wanganui Collegiate School
29 June 1899 Robert was picked to play Hockey in the trial match for Napier
2 July 1900 Robert Urlick Burke was appointed Deputy-Registrar of Births, Deaths, and marriages at Napier, In Sep that year he was elected as Hon Secretary of the United Cricket Club at their annual meeting in the Masonic Hotel. In December he passed the First Section Solicitors Examination from the University of New Zealand
18 March 1903 Mr Robert Ulick Burke and Mr Hugh McMillan Ewing were on Friday admitted by his Honor Mr Justice WIlliams as solicitors of the Supreme Court of New Zealand
24 Nov 1904 he was the Hon Secretary of the Whataupoko Tennis Club
- Robert married Winifred REYNOLDS in 1907
20 November 1907 Another wedding of considerable local interest took place at Holy Trinity Church this afternoon, when Mr Robert Ulick Burke, Solicitor, Gisborne, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Winifred Reynolds, youngest daughter of Mr R. J. Reymolds, Gisborne. The church was beautifully decorated by the friends of the bride and the service, which was a choral one, was conducted by the vicar, the Rev Dawson Thomas. Mr E. N. Sidebottom presided at the organ and as the bride and bridegroom entered the church played "The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden", and as they retired the Wedding March was played. The bride was charmingly attired in white silk crepe with a deep hem of chiffon taffeta, bordered with true lovers' knots of silver tissue; the corsage being draped with point de Bruges lace, finished with silver cord and tassels; and she wore a pearl pendant and pearl brooch, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss C. Reynolds, heliotrope; Miss Sunderland, primrose; Miss Mabel Burke, pale blue; Miss Clark, pale pink; Miss Eve Gaddum, white muslin. Their dresses were of chiffon taffeta and lace, and hats of crinoline straw, matching the dresses. They wore gold-mounted combs, the present of the bridegroom. the bridegroom was attended by five groomsmen - Mr G. Reymolds (best man), Mr L. Rutledge, Mr J. M. Gouldsmith, Mr C. R. Sainsbury (long time friend and Hockey team mate on 1899), and Mr R. Reynolds.
The bride's mother wore a dress of soft grey silk, trimmed with pinks, black velvet and lace; with hat of silver grey, with black lace and pink roses, and carried a bouquet. The bridegroom's mother wore black, white striped chiffon taffeta, with hat of black crinoline straw and ostrich feather, and also carried a bouquet. After the ceremony, which was witnessed by a large assemblage, the bridal party were conveyed to "Sandown" where a large number of guests were entertained by Mr and Mrs Reynolds on their prettily laid-out lawn, special provision having been made for the occasion. The presents were numerous and costly, and Mr and Mrs Burke leave for South by the Victoria this evening; the bride's travelling dress being a navy blue tailor-made costume, with hat to match
in 1917 & 1918 Mrs Robert Ulick Burke advertised for a Cook and a Chirdren's Nurse. Apply Northcote Road. She played cricket and tennis and was involved with the East Coast Provincail Patriotic Council during WWII

... List of persons who have taken out Game Licenses within the Province of Hawkes Bay for the shooting season 1877:-
John Bennett
Thomas Bishop
R. Braithwaite
J. D. Canning
Alfred Danvers
J. K. Goudy
Jasper L. Herrick
Kendrick Hill
J. Joshia
Evan Morgan
W. A. Neale
T. T. Parsons
George Pilcher
J. Price
F. Reper
H. Russell
H. W. P. Smith
F. Sutton
J. Warrilow
Robert Wellwood
Colonel Whitmore
J. N. Williams
R. P. Williams
Charles B. Winter
- J. M. TABUTEAU, Custom House, Napier

... the following jury was impannelled:-
T. K. Newton (foreman), W. U. BURKE, A. St C. Inglis, W. Douglas, A. Kennedy, P. Dinwiddie, S. W. Elmes, J. Giblin, E. Sutton, R. Wellwood, P. Dolbel, H. Powdrell

9 January 1878 - CRICKET MATCH
... A cricket match between the Civil Sevice and an eleven from the Banks and Law offices will be played on the ground of the Napier CLub at Taradale this afternoon. The names of the members of the respective teams are:
J. Begg (twelfth man)
P. Bourke
A. E. Dewes
D. A. Miller (twelfth man)

... The Treasurer's accounts and books of the Society have been duly audited gratuitously, as heretofore, by Mr W. U. Burke and Mr Samuel Williams and the committee thank these gentlemen for their services

... William is a witness in the Fraudulent Bankruptcy case of George Edward Toop, an adjudicated bankrupt, was charged with having, on the 3rd March, left Napier with the sum of ?188 13s (June 2012 equivalent of $27,000), which ought by law to have been divided amongst his creditors. William deposed: "I am manager of the Bank of New South Wales in Napier. Toop was a customer of the bank...

... WANTED, a General Servant, apply to Mrs W. U. Burke, Hospital Hill

... William donates ?1 1s towards the Wairoa Church building fund

21 December 1879 - BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER
... the birth of their daughter Margaret Alicia 'Meta' Burke (1879-1971)
- Margaret married George Challoner Plumridge TRIPE (1876-1945), son of the late Dr Tripe of Willis-street, Wellington on 19 April 1910 at St Mary's Church, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay. They went to Sydney for their honeymoon, returning 13 May. They lived at 15 Selwyn Terrace, Napier in 1912 when Meta advertised for a Lady-help, must be fond of children, no ironing. They sold that house in May 1913 to Mr Cunningham. Her mother Rachel Gore, from Napier, came to stay for a time in September 1915 (suggesting she did not move to Vancouver). In January 1916 the ad appeared in the Dominion: NURSERY, Governess, for country (Gisborne), two small children. Apply Mrs Sherratt, Mrs George Tripe, 29 Bolton Street, Wellington. In May 1917, the ad appeared: Wanted, Capable General, two in family. Apply evening, to Mrs George Tripe, 29 Bolton St. In December 1917 Meta visited her sister Mable Donnelly at Waipukurau. in April 1919, Meta stayed with her sister Ethel Caro in Napier. In January 1920 she again advertised for help, two in family, apply 29 Bolton street. In June 1920 her mother, Mrs Arthur Gore was on a visit to stay with her at Wellington. In March 1921 her sister Mable Donnelly of Waipawa was a guest at her place in Wellington. In Feb 1922, Mr and Mrs George Tripe entertained the wedding party of Miss Syliva Johnston MacFarlane, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Macfarlane of Sydney when she married Captain Robert Goodenough Sherwood-Hale of Alderly, Gloucester, at their home in Bolton street, Wellington. In Nov 1922, her mother Rachel of Napier again visited at Bolton street. In June 1923 Meta & George Tripe returned from Christchurch where he had been attending a Dental Conference. In August 1924 Miss Nancy Cotterill of Gisborne, (her mother's neice), arrived for a visit. In February 1925, Meta and husband George, left for England via Sydney, leaving their house in Bolton street in the care of Mr and Mrs Meek. In February 1927, Mrs Saunders of Feilding was a guest at Bolton street. In January 1928 they returned from a visit to Meta's sister Mable Donnelly at Havelock North. In May 1928, her mother Rachel (Mrs Gore), returned to Havelock North after staying with Meta, she returned in Sep 1928 (she was then aged about 70). In October 1929 George resigned from the Acclimatisation Society in Wellington as they planned to return to Napier to live. In 1920 they lived at "Twyford" Hastings. On Christmas Eve 1931 George's mother died aged 91, leaving 8 sons and 2 daughters. In November 1938, Rachel Gore (now aged 80) went to Wellington from her home in Gisborne, to meet her daughter Meta returning from England and abroad and she stayed with Mrs Hamilton Gilmer on The Terrace (her granddaughter's inlaws) -(still haven't found where or when Rachel died)

... In the matter of Thomas Kennedy Newton, of Napier, Merchant, trading under the style or firm of Newton, Irvine and Company, an Arranging Debtor. Notice is hereby given that a Deed of Assignment, dated the fifth day of March, 1880, and made between Thomas Kennedy Newton, of Napier, Merchant, of the first part; John Smylie McDewell Thompson, of Wellington, Merchant and William Ulick Burke, of Napier aforesaid, bank manager, of the second part ... continues in June 1883

... on the s.s. Albion for Northern ports, W. U. Burke
- William returned into Napier 13 December on the s.s. Te Anau

6 January 1881 - NAPIER REGATTA
... The first meeting of the Regatta Committee took place last night at the Criterion Hotel. William was elected treasurer and it was decided the regatta should be held to suit the tide between February 20 and March 1 on the Ngaruroro river. The programme agreed upon included: Whale-boat race, open to all comers, Four-oared representative race, open to all amateurs, Senior fours, open to all amateurs, Junior fours, Maori canoe race & the Rob Roy canoe race

5 August 1881 - POULTRY & CANARY SHOW
... William wins first prize for his adult Cochins and a special prize for the best pen black red game

23 August 1881 - at WAIROA
... Captain Preece arrived on the 15th and held an R.M. Court on the 17th and 18th, Messrs Powdrell, Steele, and Strachan, J.P.'s assisting. The following cases were disposed of:-
W. U. Burke v. Paora Rerepu of Mohaka, claim ?45 for trespass, &c., in refusing to deliver up a dwelling-house at Mohaka. Judgment for plaintiff ?5 and cost ?4 3s
W. U. Burke v. B. Stevens, claim ?50, value of two horses named Naughty Boy and Gipsy. The Bench decided that Mr Stevens had not completed the purchase by taking delivery of the horses. Judgment for the plaintiff

20 September 1881 - WILLIAMS TRAVELS to WAIROA
... William travels on the s.s. Maori for Mohaka and Wairoa

13 October 1881 - BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER
... the birth of their daughter Ethel Christine Burke (1881-1970)
- Ethel married Eric Adelbert Cecil CARO (1876-1953) in 1904
23 March 1904 Mrs A. Gore and her daughter, Miss Ethel Burke, have also been staying in Wellington, buying Miss Burke's trousseau. Her marriage with Mr Eric Caro (Napier) takes place almost immediately.
10 Nov 1910 Dr Eric Caro, of Napier, returned from a trip to Sydney by the Ulimaroa yesterday.
30 Jan 1915 Mr and Mrs Eric caro and family from napier have been staying at Paekakariki Hotel and are now at Mahara House, Waikanae
7 Jan 1916 Wanted - Dental Mechanic Assistant, must be competent to do high-class work. Apply immediately. State ability and references. Dr Eric Caro, Napier
11 Aug 1916 Mrs Eric Caro (Napier) is staying with her sister, Mrs George Tripe
2 Nov 1928 The engagement is ammounced of Lois Christine, younger daughter of Dr and Mrs Eric Caro, Napier to Hamilton John Herbert, eldest son of Dr and Mrs Hamilton Gilmer, Wellington
23 Nov 1931 Dr Eric Caro, formerly a prominent Napier dentist, returns from Chigaco. He went to the States earlier in the year for post-graduate study. His equipment at Napier was destroyed with his other possession in the February earthquake. He gave an interview stating that "Chicago is just as safe as Wellington. It seemed to me to be the opposite of the gang-infested and crime-ridden city pictured by the average New Zealand residnet. I was agreeably surprised to find the city wonderfully improved and developed since my last visit ten years ago ... more
They then lived in Wellington where Dr Eric Caro D.D.S., was a 'Pyorrhoea Specialist at 202 Kelvin Chambers, 16 The Terrace, Wellington and also travelled around NZ giving talks on Bad Health of the Mouth on radio and Public Lectures

14 October 1881 - HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
... William shows a 6 year old Alderney Cow but didn't win an award

19 December 1881 - ABSOLVED AS JUROR
... Messrs Ramsey Syme and W. U. Burke were absolved from sitting as jurors in the case, Bank of New Zealand v. Te Pekakerekere, at the Supreme Court this morning under rather peculiar circumstances. Mr Rees, on behalf of the defendant, objected to Mr Syme on the ground that that gentleman being agent for the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company was more or less associated with the Bank of New Zealand. Mr Travers, counsel for the plaintiffs, said he would not at all mind Mr Syme being ordered by His Honor to "stand down" provided Mr Burke, to whom his clients had an objection, was also asked to withdraw from the box

26 January 1882 - THE RAM FAIR
... The annual ram fair under the auspices of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society was held at Hastings yesterday and was largely attended. Mr S. Johnston sold 10 merino rams at £3 15s each to Mr William U. Burke

... William was once again a steward of the club

7 October 1881 - FANCY DRESS BALL
... A very successful fancy dress ball was held last evening in Messrs Banner and Liddle's new store at the Spit. Fully three hundred ladies and gentlemen were present and must have thoroughly enjoyed themselves as the floor was in excellent condition and the arrangements were most complete and convenient. The hall was tastefully decorated with flags and foliage and brilliantly lighted with a great number of chandeliers. Amongst those present was Mr and Mrs W. U. Burke but not stated what their fancy dress was

29 May 1883 - THE LEVEE
... His Excellency the Governor held an undress levee at 2 p.m., when the following gentlemen had the honor of being presented: ... & W. U. Burke

... William attended the meeting of the committee at the Jockey Club rooms

11 June 1883 - SUPREME COURT
... The civil business of the Supreme Court will commence on Friday, if not earlier. The action T. K. Newton v. W. U. Burke is fixed for hearing on Friday before a special jury

11 June 1883 - A & P GRAIN & ROOT SHOW
... The annual grain and root show in connection with the Agricultural and Pastorla Society was held in Messrs Hoadley, Lyon and Co.'s store (kindly lent for the occasion) on Saturday
MANGOLDS (beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed) - Long Red Variety, 1st P. Ramsay; 2nd W. U. Burke
CARROTS (white) - 1st R. Bader; 2nd R. Wellwood. W. U. Burke also exhibited

7 July 1883 - DEATH at WILLIAM's HOME of his father-in-law
... It is with much regret that we have to record the death of Mr Robert Stuart, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr W. U. Burke, on Saturday afternoon, after a long and painful illness. There was no more popular resident in Napier than was the deceased gentleman, and in the first election, held on 18 January 1875, 493 electors were responsible for electing nine councillors from the 22 who put their names forward for council. From among their number, the successful candidates chose Robert Stuart, a former sheep farmer, and former member of the Otago and Southland provincial councils was Napier's first mayor, a position he held until 1878. At the general elections of 1876 he unsuccessfully contested the second seat for Hawke's Bay with Captain Russell. On the removal of Mr Beetham from Napier to Oamaru, Mr Stuart was appointed Resident Magistrate and it was his boast that during the whole time he sat on the bench his judgements had never been appealed against. A short visit to England to obtain surgical relief from his painful complaint was the only break in his connection with this town since his residence here, Unfortunately little could be done for him by the physicians at Home, and Mr Stuart knew but too well that he had only returned to the colony to put his affairs in order and to die. Mr Stuart passed away at a time of life when most men may look forward to many years of enjoyment and of usefulness. His private charities, his generous liberality, and the unnumerable acts of kindness that characterised his life amongst us, will no more be forgotten than will their loss be felt. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and two daughters - Mrs Arthur James Cotterill (Julie Moore Stuart (1856-1884) and Mrs William Ulick Burke (Rachel Stuart 1858-?). The remains of the deceased were conveyed to the cemetery this afternoon, a last token of respect being paid to his memory by His Worship the Mayor, the Town Clerk, the members of the present Municipal Council, and many ex-councillors, beside other citizens and country settlers following them to the grave
NOTE Robert's widow, Rachel Keith Stuart remarried in Wellington 7 February 1889, to Alfred Jackson (1826-1901), a Bank Manager, born in Nottinghamshire & died in Wellington. He became the girls (Julie & Rachel) stepfather and gave Rachel away when she remarried to Arthur Gore (see 1891). They also had 2 daughters of their own

... The show was largely attended during the afternoon and evening of yesterday and great interest was apparently taken by the public in the exhibits. Judging commenced at 11 o'clock and was not completed until nearly 4p.m. The game classes were judged by Messrs W. U. BURKE and W. Miller
DARK COCKS (adults) - C. B. Winter 1st; W. U. Burke 2nd
DARK HENS (adults) - C. B. Winter 1st; C. B. Winter 2nd; W. U. Burke, highly commended
DARK HENS (young) - W. U. Burke 1st; C. B. Winter 2nd
BEST SPANISH HEN - Mr W. U. Burke (won ?1 1s)

31 August 1883 - NAPIER ROWING CLUB
... The members of the Napier Rowing Club held their annual general metting last night at the Criterion Hotel. The officers for the following year were elected:-
PRESIDENT - Mr J. D. Ormond
VICE-PRESIDENTS - Mr T. Tanner & Mr W. U. Burke
CAPTAIN - Mr J. G. Gilberd
HON. TREASURER - Mr R. A. D. Mowbray
HON SECRETARY - Mr W. J. Tabuteau
COMMITTEE: Messrs F. Parker, R. Duncan, A. P. Sheath, C. Kennedy, F. Bee, H. F. Thompson and J. Sidey

19 October 1883 - BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER
... At Napier, on the 18th October, Mrs W. U. Burke of a daughter
- this was Ella Burke (1883-1976)
- Ella married Thornley SHERRATT (1882-1962) J.P., in 1908
- they were in Swarthmoor, Patutahi, near Gisborne in 1911 when they had a son (2nd child) they farmed at Ormond (had over 3000 acres known as Papakorokoro Station). Ella's sister, Margaret Tripe stayed with her for a time in Sep 1927 at "Swarthmoor", Gisborne
- Thornley and his brothers were into Polo and Thornley played for Waikohu. He was severly burned in March 1926 as the result of a combustion of methylated spirits whilst transferring from one container to another

16 January 1884 - the WHARE-O-MARANUI RESERVE
... Mr P. Dolberl has conferred a service upon the public by his action at the harbor Board meeting yesterday. In the Whare-o-maranui reserve the Board has what is even now a property of considerable value, but the prospective value of which, if properly dealt with, is enormous, and Mr Dolbel's suggestion that the Board should initiate reclamation operations at once will meet with gereral ouside support ... He brought before his colleagues the fact that Mr W. U. Burke, manager of the bank of New South Wales, had made an offer on behalf of a number of English capitalists to lease the whole of the block east of the Tutaekuri and Taradale embankments for a term of 35 years. The offer was not made by Mr Burke in his capacity as a bank manager, but solely on behalf of the capitalists before referred to, who were prepared to agree to the following terms ... more

22 August 1884 - NAPIER ROWING CLUB
... William was again elected as one of the Vice-Presidents (along with Thomas Tanner)

... William travels on the s.s. Te Anau which is leaving for Wellington, Southern Ports and Melbourne. He returns from Port Chalmers, Dunedin 8 days later on the s.s. Tarawera

... A meeting of those anxious to assist in furthering the taking of the poll under the Napier Harbor Board's Loand and Empowering Bill was held in the Town Hall last evening. The hall was crowded, standing room not being obtainable. His Worship the Mayor occupied the chair. The Mayor explained that he had called the meeting at the request of a number of gemtlemen who met hastily and somewhat imformally in the old Porvincial Council Chamber on Monday last... Mr Cornford then submitted a list of names, to which others were added, making the committee as follows (very large article):- & W. U. Burke

... Our Hastings correspondent writes "A great deal of interest is taken here in the proposed woolen factory. It is thought there will be no trouble in getting the required number of share taken up. The following is a list of names of the provisional committee":
Messers J. D. Ormond, M.H.R., Capt. W. Russell, M.H.R., T. Tanner, J. N. Williams, Loughman, J. Chambers, R. Wellwood, E. Beck, W. Shrimpton, Col. Herrick, R. Harding, H. Gaisford, J. G. Kinross, H. S. Tiffen, J. W. Neal, W. U. BURKE, Balfour, E. Lyndon, H. C. Robjohus, E. H. Williams, G. Ellis

... A meeting of the general committee in connection with the above was held in the Town Hall yesterday, his Worhisp the Mayor of Napier in the chair. There was a good attendance. The Chairman explained that the meeting was called to make arrangements for the financial and general work in connection with the demonstration. It was expected that the town would not only have to entertain guests from other towns in New Zealand but also from Australia, as it was intended to make the prize list a very liberal one in order to induce the co-operation of fire brigades in all parts of the Australasian colonies. The actual business of the meeting would be purely preliminary, consisting in a great measure of appointing sub committees.
Mr Cohen moved, seconded by Mr Liddle that Messrs R. Dobson and W. Bogle be honorary treasurer and secretary respectively - Carried.
The Chairman moved that the following gentlemen be elected a financial committee:-
... & W. U. Burke
The following gentlemen were elected a sub-committee:- ... & W. U. Burke

27 November 1885 - THE RIVERSLEA SALE
... The sale of the Riverslea estate, which commenced yesterday, attracted a far larger attendance than has been hitherto seen at any land sale in Hawke's Bay, Mr M. S. Bell's large store by the railway station being well filled... The following is a list of the purchasers yesterday:- (over 400 Lots, go to link for individual buyers, size and cost of lots) ...
William bought the following (all 1 rood in size which is equivalent to ? acre & William paid £40 per each, equivalent in 2012 to $29,000 an acre)
LOTS No: 274 - 275 - 276 - 277 - 278 - 279 - 342 - 343 - 344 - 345 - 346 - 347

18 December 1885 - St JOHN'S CHURCH
... The inadequate accommodation provided by the parish church of St John the Evangelist has been brought very frequently under the notice of the vestry during the past six months. A detailed list of guarantors is appended hereto. The amounts in many instances are divided into annual payments, extending overperiods of four and five years:-
Mr W. U. Burke £ 50 ($9,000)
... On the same day William also subscribed $50 for the erection of the new Anglican Church

24 March 1886 - BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER
... the birth of their daughter Mable Constance Burke (1886-?)
- Mabel married Frank Beresford DONNELLY in 1909

... Mr W. U. Burke, manager of the Bank of New South Wales for several years, died at 2p.m. to-day. He was suffering from a cold, which attacked his lungs, and he took to his bed on Saturday

... At Napier, on 12th July, 1886, William Ulick Burke, aged 39 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Hastings-street, at 3 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon

... It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Mr William Ulick Burke, manager of the bank of New South Wales. The deceased gentleman had been suffering from a severe cold, which subsequently attacked his lungs, but he did not take to his bed till Saturday. He died at 2p.m. to-day. He leaves a widow and a young family to mourn his loss

... Mr William Ulick Burke, whose death we have record in anothr column, arrived in Napier as manager of the Bank of New South Wales in 1874, succeeding Mr J. R. French. The deceased gentleman was born in Victoria in 1846, and was consequently only in his fortieth year at the time of his death. He married in 1875, the youngest daughter of the late Mr R. Stuart, at that time Mayor of Napier. He is brother-in-law of Mr A. J. Cotterill, Crown Prsecutor of this town. All Mr Burke's other relatives are in Australia

13 July 1886 - WILLIAM'S DEATH
... Our obituary column this morning contains the announcement of the death of Mr William Ulick Burke, at the early age of 39 years. The deceased gentleman, whose demise after a short illness is universally regretted, had been at the time of his death, manager for nearly twelve years of the Napier branch of the Bank of New South Wales. Mr Burke arrived in Napier in 1874 and in the following year married the youngest daughter of the late Mr Robert Stuart, at that time Mayor of the borough. Mr Burke was also brother-in-law to Mr A. J. Cotterill, Crown Prosecutor for Hawke's Bay. The deceased gentleman was a native of Victoria, where many relatives will mourn his loss. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon

14 July 1886 - from THE ARGUS (Melbourne)
... BURKE, On the 12th inst., at the Bank of New South Wales, Napier N.Z., of congestion of the lungs, William Ulick, beloved son of Robert Bartlett Burke, formerly of Mount Shadwell
* Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 4th July, 1848. HIS Excellency the Governor hasbeen pleased to appoint the under-mentioned gentleman to be a Magistrate of the Territory and its Dependencies, viz.:- Robert Bartlett Burke, Esquire, of Chetwynd, Glenelg River, District of Port Phillip
* 20 Jan 1891 BURKE, On the 20th inst., at Parkville, Sarah Louisa, the beloved wife of Robert Bartlett Burke

14 July 1886 - WILLIAM'S FUNERAL
... The funeral to-day of William Ulick Burke, local manager of the Bank of New South Wales, who died somewhat suddenly yesterday, was very largely attended

... The body of the late Mr W. U. Burke was interred in the Napier cemetery yesterday. The funeral procession was a very long one, and served to show the respect in which the deceased gentleman was held when living. The Rev De Berdt Hovell officiated at the grave

15 July 1886 - ESTATE OF WILLIAM
... All claims against the estate of William Ulick Burke, are to be rendered to Wilson and Cottrell, solicitors

... The death of Mr William Ulick Burke, manager of the Bank of New South Wales, Napier, which was announced on Tuesday, will have been read with regret by many Dunedin friends of the deceased gentleman. He was resident in this city for a considerable time and was universally popular among his acquaintances. Mr Burke was in the bank's service in the Tuapeka, Dunstan, and other Otago goldfield districts in the early days of the diggings, and always took a great deal of interest in athletic and sporting matters. Since his transfer to Napier he had continued to take an active part in such pursuits, and had some first-class racehorses running in his interest - Pearl and Soudon among others

... The secretary read the ANNUAL REPORT - "It is with the deepest regret that your Committee have to record the death of Mr William Ulick Burke, who for many years so ably filled the office of honorary treasurer to the Club, and who by his ability and foresight contributed so much to the advanced position the Club now holds". The Committee recommend, as a mark of esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held, that a race, to be called the "Burke Memorial Stakes' be added to the programme at the Autumn Meeting

... From the executors in the estate of the late Mr W. U. Burke, offering to convey land to the Board for a road from the main Papakura road to the Waimate creek, on condition that the Board undertook to make the proposed road at an early date - Decided that the quesiton stand over till the next meeting

19 August 1886 - DAIRY SALE
... We are requested to call the attention of intending buyers at the sale of dairy cattle, farm implements, &c., at the farm of the late Mr W. U. Burke, that Rymer's four horse coach will leave Newton's corner to-morrow at 10.15 a.m. Mr C. B. Hoadley will open the sale at noon

28 August 1886 - SALE OF THE FARM
... Messrs C. B. Hoadley and Co., announces the sale at an early date of the beautiful little property known as the Farm, Papakura,(Auckland), recently occupied by the late Mr W. U. Burke. This estate is perhaps the only one offering so many advantages which is likely to come into the market for a long time to come. It is admirably situated either for residential purposes, or for a dairy farm, being within an easy drive of Napier (today, about 385km), and contiguous to the new main road to Hastings

2 September 1886 - SALE OF THE FURNITURE
... Banner and Liddle sell the furniture and effects of the late W. U. Burke to-mottow, at noon, on the premises, Hastings-street

10 June 1887 - A. & P. SOCIETY
... The annual meeting of the Society was held this morning. They tendered their thanks to Messrs C. B. Hoadley and S. J. Williams who have gratuitously audited the accounts and wish to place on record their appreciation of the valuable services rendered to this society by the late Mr W. U. Burke, who for many years filled the office of auditor. - Thomas Tanner, President

... The following nominations were also received:-
LADIES BRACELET, value of 80 soveriegns; 2 miles on the flat
Mrs J. H. Nixon ns b g Hiamoe, 4 years
Mrs W. U. Burke ns g or d g Kimberley, 6 years (came 5th)

... William's widow, Rachel Burke, married Arthur Hector Gore (1866-1944) at St Paul's Church, Thorndon, Wellington. Born in Australia, a son of Richard Benjamin Gore (1839-1904 who became Curator & secretary of the Colonial Museum & lived in Aurora Terrace Wellington in 1885), Arthur Hector Gore played First-class cricket from 1885-1902. His major team was Hawkes Bay & Wellington. He died in Vancouver, Canada in 1944 aged 78. He was there in 1914 and not yet known if Rachel also went. His brothers who also played cricket, were:
* Henry Morland Gore (1864-1930) born in Dunedin, died in Wellington, became private secretary to the Hon. G. F. Richardson, minister of lands, and continued in that capacity to various members of the cabinet till 1893, when he joined the Hansard staff. He has also acted as secretary to several royal commissions. In his school days he studied art, and devoted a good deal of time to painting in water colours and oils. Some of his children are mentioned (as party guests) on this posting Jack Forsyth BRISTED + Isabel Stuart REID - Wellington
* Ross Gore (1868-1925) born in Wellington, died in Wollahra, New South Wales, Australia
* Charles St. George Gore (1871-1913) born & died in Wellington
* he also had at least 5 sisters
- RACHEL & ALFRED had 2 daughters: Julie Jackson & Elizabeth Jackson

25 July 1891 - from the 'OBSERVER'
... Rachel (Bessie), the widow of the late William Ulick Burke, bank manager at Napier, was married on the 30th of June to Mr Arthur Hector Gore, at St Paul's Church, Wellington

William's father-in-law ROBERT STUART

... the first Mayor of Napier, held office from the 19th of January, 1875, to December, 1878, and was a member, ex official, of the Hawke's Bay Provincial Council. He unsuccessfully contested the Napier seat in the House of Representatives against Sir Donald McLean, and for some years filled the position of Resident Magistrate at Napier. Mr. Stuart was a Scotchman by birth, and arrived in New Zealand about the year 1850. He settled in the South Island, where he engaged in sheep-farming. Subsequently he retired, and removed to Hawke's Bay, and died in Napier on the 7th of July, 1883, in the fiftieth year of his age

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