11 children of Stephen LANCASTER + Sarah Ann EAGLE, Wellington :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
<< Previous - Next >>

11 children of Stephen LANCASTER + Sarah Ann EAGLE, Wellington

Journal by ngairedith

Sarah Ann Eagle was a daughter of Robert EAGLE & Hannah Blanche PUTTENHAM

she married Stephen Lancaster on 5 Nov 1859 in St. Peter`s Church Wellington
Stephen was a son of John LANCASTER & Jane TURNER of Blackburn, Lancashire England
- he arrived in New Zealand in 1857 and owned and farmed a large area in Karori, Wellington, supplying milk to the city
He was responsible for building many Karori houses including 3 of his own in which his family lived. The first was 378 Karori Road, built in 1859. Then at 372 Karori Road, their second home - `Chesney Wold`, built in 1866 was also the second home of author Katherine Mansfield when she was 5 to 10 years old. Her book `Prelude` was written in 1916, 6 years after leaving the house, and was written around her experiences while living there. Stephen`s third house was at 385 Karori Road

Stephen was Karori`s first Mayor - elected in 1891, serving 3 years
He was also:
* a Councillor up until his death
* Chairman of the Hutt County Council
* Chairman of the Wellington Hospital Board and
leading member of the first Wellington St Mary`s Church building committee, serving the vestry for many years.
* Lancaster Street in Karori is named after him

Before St Mary`s was built in 1866 services were held in their home at 378 Karori Road. They had 5 sons, who all eventually settled in the Rangitikei area and 6 daughters

their 11 children
1 .. 1860 - 1928 Thomas Lancaster
married Elizabeth BOWLER 1887 in Makara Wellington
He died in Palmerston North

2 .. 1862 - 1925 Stephen Robert Lancaster
married Catherine Edith SMITH 1885 in Karori
married Isabella Marion HANNAH 1888 in Carterton
married Ethel Isabell GAWITH 1916 in Palmerston North
He died in Palmerston North

3 .. 1864 - 1906 Sarah Jane Lancaster
married James DONALD 1883 in Karori
She died in Havelock North

4 .. 1866 - 1906 Hannah Mary Lancaster
married Thomas William LEWER 1886 in Karori
Hannah died without children
* Thomas remarried 2 years after Hannah's death (1906) to Rose GRIFFITHS and moved to Christchurch
Thomas was a founder member of the Karori Borough Council in 1891 and a foundation trustee of the Karori Methodist church in 1895

5 .. 1867 - 1940 Ernest Samuel Lancaster
married Kate BRUNGER (1873-1940) in 1891 in Karori
He died in Karori 6 weeks after Kate

6 .. 1869 - 1924 Arthur Lancaster
married Isabella BOWLER 1893 in Makara, Wellington
He died in Kairanga, Palmerston North

7 .. 1872 - 1949 Emma Effie Lancaster
married Walter Bazire MESSENGER 1902 in Karori
She died in New Plymouth

8 .. 1873 - 1952 Amy Alice Lancaster
married William Fry NEWCOMBE 1894 in Karori
She died in Karori

9 .. 1875 - 1945 Ada Lancaster
married William Henry YOUNG in 1898 in Karori
She died in Rotorua

10 .. 1877 - 1944 Henry John Lancaster
married Agnes Mary Whitbread EDWARDS 1903 in Karori
He died in Palmerston North

11 .. 1879 - 1949 Phoebe Lancaster
married Charles Nicholas CATHIE 1907 in Wellington
She died in Wellington


built by Stephen in 1866
home to Katherine Mansfield 1894

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-08-25 10:53:47

ngairedith has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2008.

Do you know someone who can help? Share this:


by Robertnewcombe on 2011-03-03 14:04:43

I have done a wee bit of research on the newcombes of karori if you are interested.

by ngairedith on 2011-03-03 16:42:16

thank you Robert,
Would you like to attach that info here so others may benefit

Register or Sign in to comment on this journal.