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STEMP in New Zealand

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Ada Stemp (1863-1943)
born Surrey to Henry Stemp & Mary Hershey
married Herbert Ernold Reade (1864-1937) in 1898 in New Plymouth. They are both buried at Te Henui cemetery
New Zealand Herald, 1 Nov 1937
of Mr H. E. READE. The death has occurred at New Plymouth of Mr Herbert E. Reade, at the age of 73. Born at Whangarei, he was the only son of the late Mr James Reade, of Auckland. Much of his early life was spent on his father's extensive run in the extreme north of the Dominion, from Awanui toward North Cape. His account of his experiences of station life of 60 years ago with the then Maori occupants of these lands was of great interest. At 16 years of age he was sent to jersey (Channel Islands) to complete his education. Returning to New Zealand he entered engineering works in Auckland. From there he came to New Plymouth and married. He entered the building trade and only recently retired from active work. He is survived by Mrs Reade and a sister, Mrs Wintle, of Parnell (his sister Florence (1879-1955) married Walter Wintle (1866-1969)

Ada Elizabeth Stemp (1888-1976)
* Ada did well at school in Model Drawing
married Frederick Karl 'Fred' Masemann (1889-1968) in 1914
Dominion, 13 Nov 1914
The wedding took place in St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Wanganui, of Miss Ada Elizabeth Stemp, eldest daughter of Mr Gilbert Stemp of Wanganui, to Mr Frederick Masemann, eldest son of Mr Masemann, also of Wanganui. The Rev J. D. McKenzie, B.D., performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by Misses Olive and Doris Stemp (her sisters) and Mr Herbert Masemann (brother of the bridegroom) was best man
their known children
1915 - 2008 Joyce Evelyn Masemann
1918 - Rae Lorraine Masemann
1920 - Shirley Jean Masemann

Alexander Henry Stemp (1892-1910)
son of Gilbert & Eliza (below), was drowned at Parson's Point Jetty, Gladstone, Queensland on 3 May 1910 aged 18. He was one of the original crew of the NZ training ship 'Amokura'. He later joined the 'Rippingham Grange' and was having a promising career in the mercantile marine when the accident happened. He and a shipmate, Harman, were fishing on the Gladstone wharf at 7.30 at night when they were knocked into the shark-infested water by a passing, empty meat truck, drawn by horses. Alex did not know how to swim. Harman was keeping him afloat while waiting for a lifebuoy, until someone shouted "Sharks" whereby Alex panicked, struggled free and was lost in the dark. He is buried in the Gladstone Cemetery (NSW) .. see photo

Doris Evelyn Stemp (1901-1994)
married Harry Richard Mancer (1899-1975) in 1923
their known children
1926 - 2002 Gwenneth Patricia Mancer
1928 - 2002 Betty Ileene Mancer
1935 - Neil Harry Mancer

Edward Henry 'Ted' Stemp (1921-1988)
born in Wanganui
Edward served in WWII as Driver 376152, N.Z. Army Service Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force
He married Jean Elizabeth Parker (1923-2002) in 1942
He married Hilda Critchon?
* Edward died in Lower Hutt

Edwin Hersey Stemp (1888-1951)
married Ethel Maud Ward in 1914
their known children
1919 - 2012 Joan Stemp
1921 - 1988 Edward Henry 'Ted' Stemp

Gilbert Stemp (1860-1937)
Surrey born son of Henry Stemp & Mary Hersey
married Eliza Jane Rae (1861-1948) in 1888
their known children
1888 - 1976 Ada Elizabeth Stemp
1892 - 1910 Alexander Henry Stemp
1895 - 1961 Olive Cooper Stemp
1901 - 1994 Doris Evelyn Stemp

Henry Stemp (1831-1911)
born Surrey, Henry joined the Surrey Constabulary in 1853. He 'resigned' in 1864 and emigrated to Bluff NZ on the 'William Davie' 12 April 1874 and worked as a Porter in the Railway
He married Mary Hersey (1832-1893) in Frensham, Surrey in 1853. Go to his link for story and photos ..
their known UK born children
* 1854 - 1920 Sarah Stemp
* 1855 - 1932 Henry Hersey Stemp
* 1857 - 1859 Edwin Stemp (aged 16 months in Surrey)
* 1858 - 1859 Mary Anne Stemp (aged 3 months)
* 1860 - 1937 Gilbert Stemp
* 1861 - 1861 Emily Elizabeth Stemp (aged 1 month)
* 1863 - 1943 Ada Stemp
* 1864 - 1865 Isabel Stemp (aged 6 months)
* 1866 - 1867 Walter Stemp (aged 9 months)
* 1869 - 1869 Stanley Stemp (aged 4 months in London)
* 1872 - 1874 Herbert Stemp (aged 22 months on the William Davie)
their known NZ born children
* 1875 - 1875 Minnie Stemp (aged 4 months, Invercargill)
* Henry died suddenly, 5 Jan 1911 aged 79 at his daughter's home (Ada Reade), in Pendarves St., New Plymouth
NOTE The William Davie brought 294 passengers. 36 married couples, 71 children, 116 single men & 22 single women for Bluff. A Report of Inquiry by Commissioners on the Ship "William Davie" ..
.. The immigrant vessel 'William Davie' arrived at Bluff harbour on the 12th instant, at 11.30a.m. From inquiry the Commissioners learned that the health of the immigrants during the voyage had been very good; that the provisions had been good and were served out in accordance with the dietary scale and to the entire satisfaction of the surgeon-superintendent' that the supply of water was ample, the distilling apparatus having worked well; that the conduct of the immigrants in each compartment had been very good and that the immigrants were all of the labouring class and, as a whole, very fairly adapted to meet the wants of the Colony. The few exceptions (the most notable being a case of cancer in the stomach, which rendered the sufferer not only unfit for employment, but a probable burden on the district for support) were the result, as we learn, of any chance of inspection on the part of the surgeon-superintendent being precluded, owing to the immigrants being put on board at dusk, just as the vessel was sailing.
From personal investigation, the Commissioners ascertained that the ship in all its compartments was thoroughly clean and remarkably free from disagreeable smells, carbolic powder being well used throughout the voyage.
That the compartments were arranged according to contract; as also the hospitals, of which there were three in number.
That a bath-room, with proper appliances, had been provided in the single women's compartment, in which were two closets, besides eight others on deck for the married and single men.
So far from there being any complaints, all the immigrants spoke in grateful terms of the kindness and attention they had received throughout the voyage from the captain, doctor and officers of the ship.
The total number of adults landed at the Bluff was 240, four adults electing to go on to Dunedin and Christchurch to join their friends, making in all 244 adults.
The surgeon-superintendent reports nine deaths during the voyage (all children) and four births. Two children died of bronchitis after the anchor was dropped.
The arrangement fixing the berths fore=and=aft in all the compartments, instead of athwart ships, is one which deserves special remark and commendation. Not only did all add greatly to the comfort of the immigrants while in their bunks, by modifying the motion of the ship, particularly in bad weather, but gave a larger space in the compartments to move about in during the day and enabled each mess to have, as it were, a small compartment of its own in which the meals were eaten, with a sliding table, which, when not required, could be lifted and fastened close to the roof of the cabin. The whole arrangements of the three compartments, it would, in our opinion, be advisable to adopt in all immigrant vessels.

Henry Hersey Stemp (1855-1932)
born in Surrey to Henry Stemp & Mary Hersey
* emigrated around 1880-81 on the HMS 'Emerald'
* worked as Porter & Storeman in the railways at Hawera, Patea, New Plymouth & Wanganui
He married Hannah Hartley (1864-1952) in 1886
their known children
- born in New Plymouth / Hawera -
1887 - 1967 Mabel Adelaide Hartley Stemp
1888 - 1951 Edwin Hersey Stemp
1889 - 1911 Muriel Florence Stemp
1893 - 1981 Ivy Mary Stemp
1896 - 1966 Henry Louis Stemp (didn't marry)
* wife Hannah Hartley was born in New Plymouth. They are buried together at Aramoho cemetery, Wanganui

Henry Louis Stemp (1896-1966)
served in WWI as Private 31367, 19th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company, NZEF

Hersey Edward Stemp (1888-1951)
(Edwin Hersey?)
served in WWI 79792
served in WWII 2/19/137

Ivy Mary Stemp (1893-1981)
married Stewart Morgan Fairclough (1885-1965) in 1920
their known children
1923 - Robert Morgan Fairclough
1925 - Stewart Hartley Fairclough
1928 - Peter Gordon Fairclough

Joan Stemp (1919-2012)
born in Wanganui
married Rae Gordon Shipman (1919-1970) in 1940

Mabel Adelaide Hartley Stemp (1887-1967)
married Stanley Cato Gunn (1890-1972) in 1914
* they didn't have children

Olive Cooper Stemp (1895-1961)
* Olive was a teacher in Mangaweka & Wanganui
married Donald Brook Bannatyne (1889-1970) in 1916
their known children
- twins
1917 - 1917 Alex Bannatyne (6 hours)
1917 - 1917 Jean Bannatyne (16 hours)

Sarah Stemp (1854-1920)
born in Surrey to Henry Stemp & Mary Hersey
married Samuel Lindsay (1837-1901) in 1887
their known children
1888 - 1893 John Lindsay (aged 5)
1889 - 1969 Ada Lindsay
1891 - 1974 Henry West Lindsay (Funeral Director, died Masterton)
1894 - 1915 Mary Lindsay

Gladstone Cemetery, Queensland
burial place of
Alexander Henry Stemp (1892-1910)

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