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Walter Maldon HARE & Frances Jane CLAPP - London, Ballarat, Wellington

Journal by ngairedith

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- married
- in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in 1861-1863 (see his TIMELINE below)

the children of Walter Maldon HARE & Frances Jane CLAPP:
(not yet known if any children were born in Australia prior to these)

1/ ... 1864-1947 - WALTER ROBERT HARE

- born in New Zealand

- Walter married Amelia Ann SMITH in 1890

the known children of Walter Robert HARE & Amelia Ann SMITH:

1891 - 1973 Gordon Claude Hare
- in March 1909 (aged about 18), Gordon was assaulted on Island Bay Beach by Henry Joseph Clements who was convicted and ordered to pay 20s, in default 7 days imprisonment
- Gordon married Hilda Eliza MILLINGTON (1899-1959) in 1916
- Hilda was the 3rd of 6 children of Wilson & Eliza MILLINGTON
- Gordon & Hilda had a son in 1918, (may have had others) Gordon Claude Hare who died aged 1 day
- in 1928 they were living in Buckley road, Island Bay, Wellington when their house (owner/occupier) was destroyed by fire. The house next door belonged to Frederick John LLOYD and was able to be saved

1894 - 1966 Albert Edward Hare
- Albert married Letitia GIBSON (1895-1983) in 1915
- Letitia was the base born daughter of Letitia Catherine Gibson who was the 3rd of 7 children of Peter GIBSON & Sarah BALL
- Albert served in WWI as Private 51595 with the NZEF, 28th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section, leaving from Wellington on the HMNZT 89, Waitemata 14 July 1917. His Next Of Kin was his wife Letitia c/o Mrs Linklater, 43 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Wellington
- Albert took Thomas Patrick Lyons to court (and won) in 1923 claiming ?35 15s. Thomas was a Cab Proprietor in Wellington.
- in 1933 Albert & Letitia lived at 3 Trent St, Island Bay, Wellington
- Letitia was buried in PLOT 1018, BLOCK 1 at CLareville cemetery Carterton

1895 - 1964 Adeline Dorothy Hare
- Adeline married Clarence John EVANS (1893-1961) in 1914
- Clarence was a son of Arthur & Janet EVANS

1897 - 1898 Gilbert Hammond Hare
- Gilbert died aged 4 months

1898 - ? Katie Myrle/Myrtle Hammond Hare
- nothing known

1900 - 1955 Gilbert Norman Hare
- Gilbert married Ivy Marguerite BLACKBEE (1898-1973) in 1924
- Ivy was a daughter of Charles Arthur BLACKBEE & Annie WATSON

1902 - 1972 Rita Pearl Hare
- Rita married Stanley Roy CARTHEW (1898-1987) in 1925

1904 - ? Frances Amelia Hare
- Frances married Lewis Frank POPE (1901-?) in 1924
- Lewis was 1 of 2 children of Frank POPE (1871-1902) & Lillian Emma THOMAS (the other child was a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jane Pope (1900-1976) who married William James RALSTON (1885-1965) in 1920). Their father, Frank Pope, (son of George Pope), died in Havelock South, Marlborough, from enteric at the age of 31. Their mother, Lillian Emma (1882-1963), remarried in 1906 to Alfred Thomas HARRIS (1876-1932) and they had Eric George Pope Harris (1908-1951)

1907 - ? Doreen Elizabeth Hare
- nothing known

1908 - 1982 George Reginald Maldon Hare
- nothing known

Walter Robert Hare was granted a decree nisi in Nov 1938 claiming Amelia's desertion
From the EVENING POST - 5 June 1944
DEATH - HARE, On June 4, 1944, at Wellington, Selina, dearly-beloved wife of Walter Robert Hare, of 48 Onepu Rd., Lyall Bay; aged 76 years (unknown at this time if she was Walter's 2nd wife)


2/ ... 1866 - 1895 - HENRY ALBERT WATSON HARE

From the WEST COAST TIMES - 13 August 1866
BIRTH - HARE, On the 22nd ultimo, at her residence, Caxton Villa, Mrs Walter Hare, of a son. Both doing well
MARRIAGE - On the 25th August 1886, Henry Albert Watson, second son of Walter M. Hare, to Martha Christina, second daughter of C. A. KNIGGE, Esq., both of Wellington.
Auckland, Dunedin, and Christchurch papers please copy.
- they had a son, Henry Louis Percival Hare in 1887 who married Margherita McALLEY in NZ in 1911

- Henry Albert Watson Hare died 2 April 1895 aged 28
... the death is announced of Mr Henry Hare, landlord of the Wellington Hotel, Molesworth Street, Wellington, who died about 2 o'clock this morning of typhoid fever

... Martha remarried on 21 March 1896 to Archibald MERLET (1866-1899) at St John's Presbyterian Church, Willis St, Wellington and they moved to Epsom, Bendigo, Victoria the following year.
Archibald was born in Bendigo, a son of Augustus Francis Merlet & Christina McIntosh/MacIntosh
Christina was born in Wellington, a daughter of Carl August Knigge & Kate McIntosh/MacIntosh
DEATH, November 1899 - Mr. Archibald Merlet (eldest son of Mr. Augustus Francis Merlet and brother-in-law of Mr. E. FOCKE, German Consul here) died suddenly on the 10th instant. The deceased was at one time a prominent figure in athletic circles in Wellington. He was one of the founders of the Poneke Football Club, and was also a cricketer. For some years he was in the employ of Messrs. J. E. Nathan and Co. and Castendyke and Focke, and afterwards he was license of the Clyde-quay Hotel. About two years ago he went to Victoria, and at the time of his death he was on the staff of the Bendigo Pottery Co. The cause of death was syncope. Deceased, who was only 33 years of age, was married to a daughter of Mr. Chas. Knigge, of Wellington


3/ ... 1869 - ? - MARY JOSEPHINE HARE

26 March 1869 From the WEST COAST TIMES
BIRTH - At her residence, Racecourse Villa, the wife of Mr Walter Hare of a daughter
- Mary (finally) married Herbert EDMONDS (1869-1894) on Friday 30 March 1894 after the scheduled wedding ceremony, 3 days earlier, on Tuesday 28 March was interrupted by Mary Josephine refusing to accept Herbert as bridegroom
MARRIAGE - EDMONDS-HARE, On the 30th March 1894, at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev W. Waters, M.A., Herbert, eldest son of Wm. Edmonds, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealnad, formerly of Oxford, England, to Mary Josephine, eldest daughter of W. Hare, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealand. English, American and Australian papers please copy
- Herbert suicided 4 weeks later, on 27 April 1894 aged 25. He was a Schoolmaster at Pirinoa, Lake Ferry, Wairarapa. He is buried PLOT 2F, SECTION CH ENG at Karori

... the glorified version of THE PIRINOA TRAGEDY

- a remarriage of Mary Josephine not yet found


4/ ... 1872 - 1890 - WILLIAM THOMAS MALDON "Willie" HARE

- William died aged 17 on 10 April 1890
- he was buried in PLOT 3602 with his parents & brother Albert Hare in Bolton St cemetery, Wellington. Reinstated Monument after Disinterment for Motorway


5/ ... 1875 - ? - ADELINE HARRIET HARE

BIRTH - FROM the WEST COAST TIMES - HARE, On August 9th 1875, at her residence, Hall-street, Mrs Walter Hare, of a daughter
- in 1904 Adeline was a bridesmaid for her sister (see Lydia below)
MARRIAGE - Adeline married Herbert John JILLETT in 1911
- Herbert was a farmer in Porirua & Ohau, Wellington. A son of William JILLETT (1856-1903) & Mary Jane WHITEHOUSE (1842-1916) of Ohau & Titahi Bay
Herbert & his mother
... From the EVENING POST 31 August 1904 The Chief Justice was occupied this morning with a case stated between, on the one hand, Mary Jane Jillett, of Porirua, widow, and Herbert John Jillett, of Ohau, Farmer (executors of the will of the late William Jillett, of Porirua, sheepfarmer), and, on the other side, the Commissioner of Stamps. Testator was a half-caste, and his children are by a white woman, his wife; part of his estate in native land. The difficulty arose in deciding whether the beneficiaries are native or European; on their status and that of the land hinges the question of what duty is payable. The sum of ?241 had already been paid on the whole estate, including the native land, under the Deceased Persons' Estates Duties Act 1881; the Commissioner claimed a further 10 per cent, on the value of the native land, under section 17 of the Stamp Duty Amendment Act 1885. The question for the Court was whether duty was payable under the last-mentioned Act. Mr. Beere, for the executors, contended that the devise under the will was not a 'devise in fee' under the section, and he made the further submission that where the language of the statute was doubtful, it should be liberally construed in favour of the subject as compared with the Crown. He detailed the several Acts dealing with stamp duty and deceased persons' estates, and showed that under one of them a child of deceased would be a native, under another a European, and so on. Mr. Myers, for the Commissioner, replied on the points of law. The Court reserved judgment.

... From the Hawera & Normanby Star 16 September 1904
Judgment was given by his Honor the Chief Justice on Wednesday morning in the appeal Mary Jane Jillett and Herbert John Jillett v. the Commissioner of Stamps. Plaintiffs are the wife (European) and son of the late Wm. Jillett (half-caste), and under deceased's will are trustees to convert his land and divide the proceeds among deceased's wife and children, as provided in the will. Section 17 of the Stamp Act, 1882, Amendment Act, 1885, provided that an additional duty of 10 per cent be levied on every 'conveyance on sale or devise in fee' of native land, "whereby the right to such land shall first vest in a person other than a native." His Honor said that deceased, being a half-caste, was a "native" under the Act mentioned, and that there is a "devise in fee" to persons (the trustees) who are not "natives" under the Act, but that it is not a "devise in fee whereby the right to the land vests" in the said trustees. The "right" to the land did not vest in the trustees. They could not have given a title to a purchaser without obtaining probate of the will from the Native Land Court. The transaction therefore did not come within the terms of the section. The appeal must be allowed with ?10 10s costs. In the course of his judgment, his Honor remarked that the Court is concerned only with the interpretation of the statute, not with the possible harshness of a provision that if a native leaves his property to his children, and the mother is a European, the children have to pay, in addition to the ordinary duties payable by Europeans, a 10 per cent, duty beyond.


6/ ... 1882 - ? - LYDIA ELOISE HARE

- Lydia married William George SOMERVILLE in 1903
At St Peter's Church, Wellington, on Wednesday afternoon last week, Mr W. G. Somervile, solicitor, was married to Miss Lydia Eloise Hare. The bride, who was given away by her father Mr. W. M. Hare, was attired in a lovely gown of white duchesse satin, with an overdress of chiffon and lace and a gull court train. She also had a wreath of orange blossoms and a veil, and carried a lovely white shower houquet.
The bride was attended by four bridesmaids, namely Miss Adeline Hare (sister of the bride), who was dressed in white silk, and wore a Victorian bonnet trimmed with white chiffon and pink roses, and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses; Mrs Dorothy Hare and Maud Somerville (nieces of the bride and bridegroom), who were both dressed in white silk and Victorian bonnets; and Miss Phyllis Howard (niece of the bride), who had on a lovely Empire dress of white silk and chiffon, and a Victorian bonnet of similar material. The three latter bridesmaids were little dots, from three to ten years of age, and carried shepherds crooks,
The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a diamond and opal ring and a gold necklace with a pendant of pearls, and the bridesmaids were each presented with gold chain necklaces with heart pendants.
The Rev. G. P. Davys conducted the ceremony, and Mr. H. H. Seed acted as best man, and Mr. F. C. Edwards as groomsman. The bride's going-away dress was of turquoise blue voile, trimmed with lace insertion, with a black picture hat to match.
The honeymoon is to be spent in Christchurch.
A large number of relatives and friends were present and the married couple were the recipients of many presents, including one from the principas and staff of Messrs. Morison and Loughnan in whose office Mr. Somerville had been for many years.
The bride's gown was designed and made by Miss Watson, of the staff of Kirkcaldie and Stains

- the only 2 known children at this time of William & Lydia Somerville:

4 Nov 1904 - 2000 Maisy/Maisie Frances Maera Somerville
- she married Oliver Gordon VIAL (21 Sep 1904-1981) in 1931

1910 - unnamed child (possible born still?)


7/ ... 1883 - 1976 - ETHEL MAUD HARE

- born 1st January 1883
- Ethel married Charles William HOWARD on 6 March 1900
MARRIAGE - HOWARD-HARE, On the 6th March, at St Marks, Church, by the Rev. R. Coffey, Charles William, eldest son of Charles Howard, of Wellington, to Ethel Maud, third daughter of Walter M. Hare, of Wellington

- the known children of Ethel Maud HARE & Charles William HOWARD:

1900 - Ethel Phyllis Victoria Howard
- Ethel married James Patrick DAVEY (1901-) in 1927
- a son of Jeremiah Patrick DAVEY & Elizabeth Mary MOORE

1904 - 2001 - Iris Marjory Vera Howard
- Iris married Stanley Bernard KEENE (1901-) in 1927
- Stanley was born in Wellington (possibly Newtown), 1 of at least 9 sons & 2 daughters of Richard KEENE & Emily Susan WILLIAMS of Island Bay, Wellington (see their list of children below)

1908 - 1988 - Colin Ian Grant Howard

the known children of Richard & Emily Keene:
1890 - 1891 James Keene
- James died aged 1 week
1892 - 1968 William Leonard Keene
- married Marion Elizabeth MILLAR (1895-1991) in 1922
1893 - 1943 Randall Richard Keene
- married Ina Mavis BRADLEY (1898-1969) in 1924
1894 - 1981 Clarence Edgar Keene
- married Constance Vida Louisa DRURY (1894-1942) in 1919
1897 - 1975 Gordon Lewis Keene
- married Gladys Myra HANSEN in 1921
1898 - 1898 Arthur Eric Keene
- Arthur died aged 7 weeks
1899 - 1984 Arthur Herbert Keene
- married Doreen Margaret BOLTON (1897-?) in 1920
- married Florence Mary GIBBS (1903-1996) in 1920
1901 - 1982 Stanley Bernard Keene
- married Iris HOWARD (1904-2001 above)
1903 - 1995 Frank Clifford Keene
- married Phyllis Evelyn MORRISON (1906-1967) in 1928
1905 - 1905 Jean Naomi Keene
- Jean died aged 2 days
1910 - 1910 Royal Keene
- Royal died aged 9 days



- Ernest married Jane EARLE (1891-1913) in 1909
- they had 1 child on 9 January 1911, Sidney Leslie Malcolm Hare (he died in 1999)
- Jane was killed aged 22 when their primus stove burst
- Sidney was put in the custody of Ernest's mother Frances (who, at sme stage, also brought up 1 of the children of his 2nd marriage)

- Ernest next married Laurestina ROBERTSON in 1915
- they had 5 chldren, the 5th child being the cause of the paternity suit at the link below
- when Ernest divorced Laurestina he gave her some of their furniture and ?120, it being arranged that Victor Clapp, on marrying Laurestina, would take over the future liability of ALL the children. However, 2 of his children were with his mother and at least 1 (possibly more) was in a Government Institution in Nelson

... Laurestina next married Victor Maldon CLAPP in 1925 and this triangle of Ernest Gilbert HARE + Laurestina + Victor Maldon CLAPP has been one of my most challenging and intriuging research to date - remembering that Ernest's mother was a CLAPP & his father had the middle name MALDON (where is the connection ???) ... research continuing
VICTOR MALDON CLAPP was born in Ballarat, Victoria (as was Ernest's mother) on 20 Nov 1897, a son of ALbert Edward CLAPP & Margaret Ann HOPE. He died 8 August 1972. He is buried in Drouin Cemetery. His (at least 2nd) wife, Louisa RENDELL (born in Warragul, Victoria) died 25 July 1966 aged 77. She is also buried at Drouin cemetery. Her headstone reads:
In loving memory of
died 25 July 1968 age 77
beloved wife of
loving mother of

... Laurestina & Victor applied for a divorce in Oct 1926 for non-consummation of marriage.
In 1927 they were living at 199 Melbourne road, Island Bay, Wellington
THEN in Nov 1929 a decree nisi, to be moved absolute after 3 months, was granted to Laurestina Clapp in an undefended case in the Wellington Supreme Court, claiming Victor's desertion

- Ernest next married Doreen Monica FAHEY (1900-1988) in 1925

From TWO HUSBANDS WITH A SINGLE THOUGHT - Extraorindary Revelations of Matrimonial Muddle by Man Who Made Three Eventful Trips To Altar
... a most extraordinary position has arisen in connection with a child, and while Hare is clapping the paternity on to Clapp, the latter claims that Hare is the father and Hare refuses to be chased out of the camp. Sergeant Lander, who appeared for the Education Department against Ernest Gilbert Hare, respecting the maintenance of two children, and against Victor Maldon Clapp in respect to the maintenance of one child, the destinies of these two men having been thrown together through the marriage by one of the other's divorced wife. Really the pivot of the case was whether a child born to Mrs. Clapp two months after the marriage was Clapp's or Hare's.



4 February 1868 From the WEST COAST TIMES
THE POLL LIST - Walter M. Hare, Voter Registor No. 50, voted for SHAW (others who stood for election were, BONER & PROSSER)

26 January 1869 From the WEST COAST TIMES
NOTICES OF MOTION ... Adjourned debate on line of road to the Greenstone
Mr SALE moved - "That a select committee, consisting of the Chairman, Mr Bonar, Mr Harrison, Mr Lahman, and the mover, be appointed to take into consideration the petitions of Walter Maldon Hare and others, of James Marshall, and of Evan Prosser and others; and the letter of David Walderson, relating to the occupation of certain reserves in the neighbourhood of Hokitika, such committee to report in one week"

23 February 1969 From the WEST COAST TIMES
NOTICE - Mr WALTER HARE is authorised to receive money and advertisements on account of the WEST COAST TIMES AND OBSERVER newspaper - J.P. KLEIN. JOHN E JONES, Manager

13 April 1894 From the EVENING POST
MARRIAGE - CLAPP-PAYNE, On the 11th April, at the residence of Mr Walter Hare, Oriental Bay (uncle of the bridegroom) (?), by the Rev J. K. Elliott, Walter Henry Clapp, of Victoria, Australia, to Edith Emily, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Payne, of the Wairarapa.
- Wairarapa and Australian papers please copy
... A wedding took place at the residence of Mr. Walter Hare, Oriental Bay, on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Mr. Walter Henry Clapp, of Victoria, and Muss Edith Emily Payne, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Payne, of the Wairarapa, who has for the past 17 years been in the employ of the New Zealand Railway Department. The happy couple leave for Victoria tomorrow (they later settled in Paekakariki)
... a note about Henry Payne: Henry's wife Emily (nee ?) died on 19 Dec 1915 aged 70 by drowning in a watercourse at Masterton. She had been under treatment for dizziness and it was presumed she had fallen in during a dizzy spell. Nine months later, Henry remarried (at the age of 76, to Lizzie Taylor Walton (1869-1931), a spiritualist aged 47)

3rd November 1906, DEATH - HARE, at the Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, after a long illness, Walter Maldon Hare, beloved husband of Frances J. Hare; aged 64 years; deeply mourned.
- West Coast and Victorian papers please copy
... There are many old Wellngton Navals as well as other friends, who will learn with regret, of the death of Mr Walter Maldon Hare, which occurred this morning after an illness, extending over some twelve months. The late Mr. Hare was born in London sixty-four years ago, and voyaged to Victoria in 1861, in which year he was married at Ballarat. In his capacity as printer and paper-ruler he joined the staff of Messrs. Shaw and Harnett, Invercargill, and on their behalf printed the first West Coast paper - the West Coast Times - at Hokitika, about thirty-six years ago. For over thirty years past, until a few months ago - when ill health compelled his retirement - the deceased gentleman was in the Government Printing Office, and for twenty-three years he was an active member of the Wellington Navals. His kind-heartedness won him many friends, and he was always prominently identified with the initation of funds by means of concerts and so on for the relief of persons in distressed circumstances. The late Mr. Hare leaves a widow and six children

10 November 1906 PERSONAL
The late Mr Walter M. Hare, of the Government Printing office, received a military funeral. He belonged to the Wellington Navals

3 November 1908 From the EVENING POST
HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906
Sleep on, dear father, thy work is o'er,
Thy willing hands shall toil no more;
On earth there's strife, in heaven there's rest,
We miss you most who loved you best
- Inserted by his loving daughter Lydia

HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November, 1906
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own

The midnight stars are gleaming
Upon a silent grave;
Sleeping, without dreaming,
Lies the one we could not save
- Inserted by his loving wife

- (a Court Case concerning Francis Jane, her son Ernest Gilbert Kimberley Hare and her son-in-law William George Somerville who had married her daughter Lydia)
... Sitting in civil jurisdiction, Mr. W. R. Haselden, S.M., gave reserved judgment at the Magistrate's Court to-day in the civil action brought by Cyril William Tanner, solicitor, and registered money-lender, of Wellington, against Francis Jane Hare and Ernest Gilbert Kimberley Hare, a claim for ?100 as balance of principal money alleged to be due by defendants to plaintiff under the provision of a mortgage executed by defendants in favour of Tanner. Defendants counter-claimed ?100 damages and costs of the action
The Magistrate, in the course of a lengthy judgment, said that the bare facts of the case were as follows:- William George Somerville (a speculating solicitor in embarrased financial position, a son-in-law of Mrs. Frances Hare, not joined as a defendant, and now bankrupt), had borrowed money from Tanner, and was in arrears with both principal and interest, he was the third mortgagee of a property at Kelburne, over which Tanner held a second mortgage. Somerville had sub-mortgaged his third mortgage to a Mrs. Butler. Tanner sold the property through the Registrar, and bought it for less than was owing to him, thus rendering Somerville's third mortgage valueless, and, of couse, depriving Somerville's mortgagee, Mrs Butler, of her security. Tanner and Somerville arranged that Mrs Hare and her son, who together held a mortgage of ?1200 over some land at Island Bay, should join with Somerville in purchasing the Kelburne property ... read the case here

2 November 1910 - IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906. Four sad years have passed away.
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own

Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
Earth's weary pain and sufferings are past,
Jesus has taken him home to His breast,
Sleeping so peacefully ever at rest
- Inserted by his loving wife

HARE - In loving memory of my dear father, W. M. Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November, 1906
- Inserted by his loving daughter Lydia

3 November 1916 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Hare, who passed away ten years ago to-day
Your memory is as dear to-day
As in the hour you passed away;
Forget you? no, I never will,
I loved you then, I love you still
- Inserted by his loving wife

2 November 1918 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who passed away on the 3rd November 1906
A few more years shall roll,
A few more seasons come,
And we shall be with those that rest
Asleep within the tomb

Days of sadness still come o'er us,
Secret tears they often flow,
Longing for may dearest husband,
Who passed away twelve years ago
- Inserted by his loving wife

3 November 1926 IN MEMORIAM
HARE - In loving memory of Walter Maldon Hare, who departed this life on the 3rd November 1906
Though death divides,
Fond memory clings
- Inserted by his loving wife, Frances Hare

On the 20 August 1900, a Walter Malden/Maldon Hare died aged 81 at Wyndham-St, Central Auckland, beloved husband of Harriet. No flowers. Private interment.
(Walter was a Stationer in Auckland. He was buried PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION A Row 3, Plot 22 at Waikumete) - not yet known if he was related to the above family

PHOTO: Hare family, Plot 3602 at Bolton St cemetery Wellington.
Grave of Walter Maldon Hare, his wife Frances Jane & sons William Thomas Maldon & Henry Albert Watson Hare
It was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter, prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway. After their removal, the gravestones were stored first in a vacant lot in Sydney Street and later removed to Karori cemetery
... taken from the National Library of New Zealand

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by ngairedith on 2011-10-01 13:56:29

in response to neich's query of 29 Sep 2011:
Walter Maldon Hare and Frances Jane nee Clapp

by ngairedith on 2011-10-02 09:12:54

links to New Zealand HARE FAMILIES

New Zealand HARE SOLDIERS who died for their country

some of the HARE buried NORTH ISLAND New Zealand

HARE Grooms New Zealand 1859-1931

HARE Brides New Zealand 1862-1931

by neich on 2012-12-29 15:27:56

CLAREVILLE CEMETERY, off to find Letitia's grave shortly... anyone requesting a grave photograph at Clareville, am always here to help.. Clareville Taphophile

by freddo56 on 2014-05-12 20:57:27

Fascinated to find your information about the Hare family, I am coming at this from a completely different direction, having been trying to find George Reginald Maldon Hare (10th child of Walter Robert Hare, son of Walter Maldon Hare). He married my great aunt Andrina Christina Jane Duncan in Wellington NZ in 1940, but after moving around the lower North Island for a number of years, they seemed to disappear off the radar, until I located George's death in 1982, in Wellington. After a lot of searching I have now located his wife's death in Bilinga, Gold Coast, Queensland, in 1972 - she died in an airport motel there of a heart attack, possibly while visiting their son Lawrence Hare, who lives in Brisbane. George had a chequered history, having a horse v. motorcar accident in Wellington at the age of 18, appearing in court for a number of motor vehicle offences, working as a taxi driver, and at one stage as a fisherman in Napier, where he worked briefly for my grandfather (Andrina's brother)who owned a fishing trawler.

Their son Lawrence appears to be an only child, although I have identified two births in the 1940s which carry family names, not sure if they belong to George and Andrina, or some other branch of the family - a Raymond Maldon Hare born Lower Hutt, NZ in 1942, and a Christina Jane Hare born Feilding, NZ, in 1949.

Hope this adds to your tree, and thanks for the info I can add to mine. Fraser

by ngairedith on 2014-05-13 11:33:20

thank you freddo,
I am sure that will be of great help to other researchers too
I will update the above posting asap


by Shepherd65 on 2016-08-27 10:34:04

All rather fascinating... Currently researching a person whose parents are listed as Victor Maldon Clapp and Laurestina Clapp... Perhaps not surprising that finding a birth certificate is proving a tad difficult...

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