Richard Maxted & Elizabeth Lampert - Pukerau, NZ
RICHARD Maxted was born 9 Feb 1857 in Kent, England, a son of Edward Maxted (1834-1910) & Harriet Stokes (1837-1914) from Dover, Kent. He emigrated into Port Chalmers on the Christian McAusland, arriving 27 June 1874 as an 18 year old with his parents and 5 siblings.
Edward was with the railways at Pukerau and later became a farmer. They are buried at Pukerau, Gore, NZ. Edward's probate was in Dunedin and he left everything to Harriet during her life and after her death to my son Richard Maxted absolutely. Richard died 5 years after his mother and is buried with them.
Richard's known siblings
born in Kent
* 1857 - 1919 Richard Maxted
* 1860 - Harriet Maxted
* 1861 - 1949 Mary Maxted
* 1864 - Elizabeth Maxted (died before 1874)
* 1865 - 1936 Emily Maxted
* 1867 - Louisa Maxted
* 1869 - 1964 Edward Maxted
. . possibly others here
* born in NZ *
* 1875 - 1937 Charles 'Charlie' Maxted
* 1877 - 1948 Rose Maxted
Elizabeth Lampert was born 14 Oct 1869 in Winton to Thomas Lampert (1836-1931) & Margaret Elizabeth Riley (1839-1924) who married 1858 in Marylebone London, emigrated on the Sir George Pollock into Bluff in Jan 1863 (there were no children with them). They settled in Winton in 1869, starting the first blacksmith shop in town. After 15 years Thomas took on a partner and it became Lampert and Quin. He took over the 'Travellers Rest' in Drummond in 1889, opening a Blacksmith branch at the same time. He bought the 'Farmers Rest Hotel and he and his son carried on as farriers as well as running the hotel. He died in Winton in Jan 1931 aged 94
Elizabeth's known siblings
* 1865 - 1938 Mary Ann Elisabeth
* 1868 - 1937 Margaret Elizabeth Lampert
* 1869 - 1894 Elizabeth Lampert
* 1873 - 1957 Matilda Lampert
* 1875 - 1951 Thomas Charles Lampert
RICHARD & ELIZABETH married 10 Jan 1887
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1888 - 1956 Margaret Harriet Maxted
* born 24 July 1888
Margaret married William Kirk (1877-1957) 13 June 1917 in the Presbyterian Church, Gore, Southland
* William was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, 3rd of 12 children of William Kirk (1849-1934) & Hughina McLean (1853-1926)
* 1917 - 2000 Vivienne Margarita Kirk
* 1919 - 1990 William Edward Mervyn Kirk
* 1921 - 1969 Stanley Gordon Kirk
* 1924 - 1991 Francis Robert Kirk
* 1926 - 1926 Kelvin Kirk (aged 3 days)
* 1926 - 1926 Owen Kirk (aged 1 day)
* the twins are buried together Plot 7, Block 89 at Gore cemetery with a stillborn baby no date
* Margaret died 28 July 1956 in Dipton, Southland aged 67
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1891 - 1918 Edward Maxted
* born 27 May 1891
Edward embarked for War in April-June 1917 as Lance Corporal 45106 with the 24th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company, NZEF. His previous rank was Private with the Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion. His next of kin was his father, Richard Maxted, at Pukerau, Southland.
Edward died of his wounds 1 Nov 1917 aged 26.
Southland Times, 17 Nov 1917
Private Maxted On November 1st Private Edward Maxted, a Winton native and Ashburton schoolboy, who left New Zealand as a soldier in the 24th Reinforcement, died of wounds received in action in France. Private Maxted was 26 years of age and is the son of Mr R. Maxted, of Pukerau, on whose farm he was working when he enlisted. He joined the Kelso Mounted Rifles in August 1910 and later was promoted to the rank of sergeant of C. Company, 12th Regiment (Otago) Mounted Rifles in the Territorials. He was a good shot, having won several prizes at competitions. Private Maxted was a member of the Pukerau Oddfellows' Lodge and had been through a number of chairs. He was a devoted son and brother nad was a general favourite with all who knew him.
He is buried IV.E.74., Longuenesse (St Omer), Souvenir Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
.. photo.. Private Edward Maxted
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1893 - 1953 Harriet Maxted
* born 23 Dec 1893
Harriet married William Henry Hellier (1889-1955) 23 April 1919. Three months after the death of her father.
* William was born 1889 in Gore to Edward Hellier (1852-1910) & Emma Blake (1860-1920) who were married in Devon, England
Harriet Hellier died 21 Aug 1953 in Invercargill aged 59
William Hellier died 8 March 1955 aged 66
* They are buried together Plot 126, Block 33 at Eastern Cemetery, with Harriet's unwed aunty Rose Maxted (1877-1948)
In loving memory of Rose Maxted died 9th Jan 1948. Also Harriet Hellier, beloved wife of William H. Hellier died 21st Aug 1953. Also William H. Hellier died 8th March 1955
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Grave of Harriet and William Hellier & her father's sister Rose
ELIZABETH Maxted died 21 Nov 1894 aged 25. Her children were then: Margaret aged 6.4, Edward aged 3.6 & Harriet 11 months. Not yet found who helped raise them. I don't believe Richard remarried. Descendants may help.
Southern Cross, 24 Nov 1894
WINTON The funeral of the late Mrs Maxted, which took place last Wednesday, was largely attended. Mr Maxted being a right good Oddfellow, as many of the members as possible of the local lodge turned out and joined the procession.
Mataura Ensign, 27 Nov 1894
On Wednesday the late Mrs Richard Maxted, a daughter of Mr Thomas Lampert and a native of Winton, was buried there. Mr and Mrs Maxted left Winton some four or five months ago to start farming at Pukerau, but the latter returned a few weeks ago to die.
* She is buried Plot 29, Old Survey Block 1 at Winton cemetery
21 Aug 1903 Transfer of lease
The following applications to transfer leases or licenses were approved - .. Richard Maxted, Charlie Maxted and Edward Maxted jun., to Richard Maxted; O.R.P. 293, sections 12, 13, 25, block 11, Tautuku
22 June 1918 Purchasing land
RICHARD MAXTED, of Pukerau, Farmer, has applied to purchase Section 8, Block L.X., Waipahi Survey District, now held by him under Perpetual Lease. Any objection to the grant of this application may be lodged at my Office at Gore. H. A. Young, Warden.
RICHARD Maxted died 30 Jan 1919 at Eccles St., Gore, after a lingering illness aged 62.
Mataura Ensign, 30 Jan 1919
FUNERAL NOTICE The friends of the late mr Richard Maxted are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave Eccles Street, Gore, on Saturday, at noon for the Pukerau Cemetery, passing through Pukerau about 1.30p.m.
* He is buried Plot 13, Block 2 at Pukerau cemetery with his parents.
In loving memory of Edward Maxted 1834-1910. His wife Harriet Maxted 1837-1914. And their son Richard Maxted 1857-1919
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The headstone of Richard & his parents
Mataura Ensign, 30 Jan 1920
IN MEMORIAM MAXTED - In fond and loving memory of my dear brother, Richard Maxted, who passed away at Eccles Street, Gore, on January 30, 1919, after a lingering illness patiently borne.
Gone from my side, how sadly I miss you,
My dear brother your memory I'll keep,
Never till life's end will I ever forget you,
Dear to my heart is the place where you sleep.
A better brother never lived,
Nor one more true and kind;
His equal in this weary world
You'll very rarely find.
. . Inserted by his sorrowing sister, R. M., Kaiwera
4 Sep 1920 PROPERTY SALE
527 ACRES PUKERAU DISTRICT. Saturday, September 11 at 2 p.m. At the Office of the Southland Farmers Co-operative Association Lts., main Street, Gore. From the Trustees in the Estate of the late Richard Maxted to sell by public auction:
FREEHOLD FARM 527 Acres, 2 Roods, 5 Poles. Being Sections 8 and 9, Block JX and Section 16, Block X., Waipahi S.D.