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SPICER + PRIER + LEWER, Wellington, New Zealand

Query by ngairedith

The family (& connections) of SPICER - PRIER

Richard 'Dick' SPICER (1832-1914) married Jane VALLER (1835-1913)
they had 11 children
* 1852 - 1974 Richard Spicer
... Richard died aged 21
* 1854 - 1865 Henry Spicer
... Henry died aged 11
* 1859 - Mary Jane Spicer
... Mary married George Fawcett 15 July 1876 in Wellington when she was 16 and had 13 children
* 1861 - George Spicer
... George married James Amelia Harris in 1886
* 1863 - William Alfred Spicer
... married Eliza PRIER (1867-1947) 7 June 1892 in Wellington
* 1865 - Harriet Spicer
... Harriet married James Salmons Field 26 June 1883
* 1867 - James Spicer
... married Grace Emma PRIER (1873-1920) in 1894
* 1870 - Thomas Spicer
... married Ada PRIER (1870-1915) in 1893
* 1872 - Maria Annie Spicer
... Maria married Stephen Bryant 15 Jan 1895 in Wellington. He was a son of early Ohariu Valley settlers. Son of William Bryant (1840-1891) & Emma Eagle (1850-1911).
* 1874 - Albert John Spicer
... Albert married Hilda May Iggulden in 1901. He married Kathrina Dittmer in 1928
* 1876 - Charles Henry Spicer
... Charles married Phoebe Clara Pinker in 1905

* 3 Spicer sons married 3 Prier sisters, daughters of William Smale Prier (1835-1891) & Susannah Bird see their children below

COMMENTS
.. by janilye on 2012-02-06 13:03:42
The parents of William, James and Thomas SPICER were;
FATHER: Richard (Dick) Spicer, born 23 July 1832 at Pluckley, Kent, England and died 7 June 1914 at Ohariu, Wellington, NZ
MOTHER: Jane Valler, b:29 June 1835 at Bramshott, Hampshire, England and died on 2 October 1913 at Ohariu, Wellington, NZ
Richard and June were married at St Pauls Church, Wellington, New Zealand, on the 26 February 1852 at St Pauls Church, Wellington, New Zealand

.. by ngairedith on 2012-02-07 04:53:07
thanx heaps jan,
the marriage notice reads
SPICER - PRIER - On the 7th June, 1892, at the Church of England, by the Rev Archdeacon Fancourt, William Alfred, second son of Mr R. Spicer, Ohariu Valley, to Eliza, third daughter of the late Mr W. Prier, Ohariu Valley

.. by ngairedith on 2012-02-07 05:59:26
these are the PRIER children born in NZ as they appear on BDM from earliest recorded to last of William Smale:
* 1857 - unnamed male Prier
... nothing known
* 1858 - 1935 Mary Jane Prier
... Mary married Henry Lewer (1856-1918) in 1880
* 1860 - 1865 Sophia Prier
... Sophia died aged 5
* 1862 - 1910 Elizabeth Prier
... Elizabeth married Charles Lewer (1859-1925) in 1884, see children below
* 1864 - ? Thomas John Prier
... Thomas married Kate Woodman (1869-1936) in 1894
* 1867 - 1947 Eliza Prier
... Eliza married William Alfred Spicer in 1892
* 1868 - 1949 Henry James Prier
... Henry married Sarah Woodman
* 1870 - 1915 Ada Prier
... married Thomas Spicer in 1893
* 1871 - 1920 Grace Emma Prier
... Grace married James Spicer in 1894
* 1875 - 1934 Edgar Prier
... Edgar married Alice Davis in 1899
* 1878 - 1878 Arthur Prier
... Arthur died aged 1 week

.. by janilye on 2012-02-07 06:12:14
Mary Jane was born in Wellington. She died on the 16th July 1925 at Porirua Mental Hospital in Wellington. I have individual photos of her and her husband and 7 or 8 of the LEWER children.
These are her children;
Henry Charles Lewer 1881 - 1962
Fredrick William Lewer 1882 - 1937
Ethel Grace Lewer 1884 - 1884
Melissa Susan Lewer 1885 - 1936
Edward John Lewer 1886 - 1954
Elsie Maud Lewer 1887 - 1942
Walter Francis Lewer 1888 ? 1953 (see comments below)
Bertie Earl Lewer 1890 - 1952
Leonard Norman Lewer 1892 - 1937
Edith May Lewer 1893 - 1946
Sidney Herbert Lewer 1896 - 1959
Violet Mary Lewer 1897 - 1963
She was buried on the 21 July 1925 at Porirua Cemetery Wellington, Kenepuru Drive, Porirua Church of Eng, Area Row G Plot 39

.. by janilye on 2012-02-07 06:19:21
HENRY LEWER (1856-1918) & MARY JANE PRIER (1858-1925)
written by great grandchild Rex LEWER
Our Henry LEWER born 1856 had the nickname of "IRON JAW HARRY." Legend has it that he used to participate in show fighting that took place in the Palmerston North Opera House. Presumably as a challenger to professional fighters.
When he was 24 he married Mary-Jane PRIER at the Wellington Registry Office on the 7th April 1880. Witnesses were Jane's father William PRIER, (her mother was Susannah nee BIRD). The other witness was Emma (?) LEWER. The (?) could be Mary - must have been Henry's sister rather than his mother. Henry's brother Charles married Jane's sister Elizabeth PRIER at almost the same time.
They had the usual large family. The first birth registered was for Henry Charles born 5th Jan 1881 at Ohariu with grandfather William PRIER as the informant.
It appears that by the mid 1880's Henry had moved via Foxton (port) to the Manawatu area as a daughter Ethel Grace was born in Palmerston North 15th March 1884.
Henry worked during his active years in the Timber Industry e.g. McGREGOR'S Mill in Orangiponga so this and places like Ohingaiti, Hunterville, Linton figure as the places his children grew up in. There is also the rumour that he spent time clearing the bush from land he bought for re-sale when cleared.
Henry died at aged 62 on the 15th Dec 1918 at Pahiatua where he was a nightwatchman and Mary-Jane died aged 66 on the 21st July 1925 at Porirua.

PHOTO
the grave of HENRY LEWER
(1855-1918) at Mangatainoka, Pahiatua

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Comments

by ngairedith on 2012-02-08 16:31:32

amended

by darianzam on 2013-05-02 09:15:11

Walter Francis Lewer married three times - to Elizabeth Hilliar who died 1918, then he married my great-great-aunt Elizabeth (Bessy) Flannagan in 1922; I suppose it id not last long and they divorced for the family do not remember her being married. And then in 1938 he married to Eunice Rita Dudson who remained with him until he died. There were children and grandchildren.

by ReserchA on 2020-07-03 04:41:25

... by janilye on 2012-02-07 06:12:14
Mary Jane was born in Wellington. She died on the 16th July 1925 at Porirua Mental Hospital in Wellington. I have individual photos of her and her husband and 7 or 8 of the LEWER children.

How would one be able to access these photos?I would certainly appreciate copies thereof.

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