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Beverley and her husband had one child. 
Pohlmann, Beverley Claire (I7316)
 
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Biography from Cyclopaedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] (The Cyclopedia Company, Limited, 1902, Christchurch) :

THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND [AUCKLAND PROVINCIAL DISTRICT]

GISBORNE

STUBBS AND COMPANY
(George Stubbs, J.P.), Commission Agents, Gisborne. Bankers, Bank of Australasia. This business was originally founded in 1884, but four years thereafter Mr. Stubbs removed to Napier, where he was in business for a number of years, but after selling his interest in that city, he returned to Gisborne in 1900. Mr. Stubbs was born in London in 1858, and was educated at Alford Grammar School, Lincolnshire. He was brought up to mercantile life in London, and came to Lyttelton in the ship “Pleiades” in 1878, settling immediately afterwards in Poverty Bay. In 1879 he removed to Napier, and was on the staff of the Hawke's Bay “Herald.” Mr. Stubbs, in 1893, founded the firm of Stubbs, Paterson and Company, financial agents, with which he was connected till he sold out his interest in 1898. In 1897 and 1898 he was proprietor of the Petane Manure Works and the Defiance Packing Company, of Hastings. Mr. Stubbs was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1897. He visited the Old Country on pleasure and in the interests of his firm in 1895–96. Mr. Stubbs was the founder of the Poverty Bay Almanac and the Poverty Bay Trade Protection Society. He was married, in 1882, to a daughter of Mr. T. Mossman, of Napier, who died in 1899, in the 100th year of his age. 
Stubbs, George (I9578)
 
203

Brothers Richard and Walter Synot, sons of John Synot fitz John, are included in the family tree, on the basis of P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913).

Burke's Irish Family Records (1976) notes that John died 1395, leaving issue, but does not name them.
P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913) at page 8 gives as John’s sons:
Richard (no record); and
Walter of Tacumshian 1395. Farmer of lands in Tillaghdonan, late John de St. Johns, d.d, & in Ballymagir, late Nic Devereux d.d, also holding lands in Rosslare 1395.[4]
[4] A. 19 Ric II, & F Vol 48 pp. 11&13.'
In addition, Hore notes at page 36:
'1377. John Synnot of “Cleylynd” appointed one of the Custodes pacis [J. Ps.] Co. Wexford. Kilkenny. 6 July.
John Synotte granted custody of the manor of Dypps & adjoining woods.
The Sheriff to levy 15 1/2 marks from the goods of Richard son of John Synotte, due to the King. '
Hore notes at page 37:
'1378. The Sheriff to distrain Walter Synagh to account for 50 Acres in Co Wexford held by John de St John, deceased, of John de Hastynges late Earl of Pembroke d.d. a custody within a custody. also to account for the custody of 14 acres in Ballymagyre[2], which were of Nic Devereux deceased.[3]
[2] Balmagir, now Richfield, Killag Ph, Bargy.
[3]ditto.'
Source record A: The Memoranda Rolls of the Irish Exchequer, P.R.O.D.
Source record F:M.S.S. of the late Herbert F. Hore Vol. 48.
 
Synot, Walter (I12571)
 
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Brothers Richard and Walter Synot, sons of John Synot fitz John, are included in the family tree, on the basis of P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913).

Burke's Irish Family Records (1976) notes that John died 1395, leaving issue, but does not name them.
P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913) at page 8 gives as John’s sons:
Richard (no record); and
Walter of Tacumshian 1395. Farmer of lands in Tillaghdonan, late John de St. Johns, d.d, & in Ballymagir, late Nic Devereux d.d, also holding lands in Rosslare 1395.[4]
[4] A. 19 Ric II, & F Vol 48 pp. 11&13.'
In addition, Hore notes at page 36:
'1377. John Synnot of “Cleylynd” appointed one of the Custodes pacis [J. Ps.] Co. Wexford. Kilkenny. 6 July.
John Synotte granted custody of the manor of Dypps & adjoining woods.
The Sheriff to levy 15 1/2 marks from the goods of Richard son of John Synotte, due to the King. '
Hore notes at page 37:
'1378. The Sheriff to distrain Walter Synagh to account for 50 Acres in Co Wexford held by John de St John, deceased, of John de Hastynges late Earl of Pembroke d.d. a custody within a custody. also to account for the custody of 14 acres in Ballymagyre[2], which were of Nic Devereux deceased.[3]
[2] Balmagir, now Richfield, Killag Ph, Bargy.
[3]ditto.'
Source record A: The Memoranda Rolls of the Irish Exchequer, P.R.O.D.
Source record F: M.S.S. of the late Herbert F. Hore Vol. 48.
P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913)
On page 8, there is footnote for Richard: 'no record' but nothing else.
On page 36:
'1377 The Sheriff to levy 15 1/2 marks from the goods of Richard son of John Synotte, due to the King.[8]
[8] A.'
Source record A : The Memoranda Rolls of the Irish Exchequer, P.R.O.D.
It is not clear if this is the same Richard, although the father's name is correct. 
Synot, Richard (I12570)
 
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Bruce was a Police Officer. The Evening Post on 1 Nov 1983 ran a story about Bruce Thompson becoming the first Community Constable in Waikanae, and the MP for Horowhenua, Geoff Thompson, officially opening the new office in the Waikanae shopping Mall.
Prior to this appointment, Bruce had been in the Police for 28 years, most recently 7 years in Porirua Youth Aid Section, before that in Blenheim for 17 years and in the Porirua CIB for 4 years. Bruce received a Commissioner's commendation in 1979 for his investigations during a major police drug investigation. 
Thompson, Leslie Bruce (I1693)
 
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Bruce's death notice and funeral announcement by Kerry Linegar Funerals reads:
'STUBBS:    Bruce Vincent        1September, 2015 suddenly at his home in Mount Victoria. Dearly loved husband of Beverley Joan (deceased), much loved father of Philip, Deidre, Stuart &Toni (Thompson), loving father-in-law of David, Jennifer & Dianne, loved ‘Pop Bruza’ of his grandchildren Rowan, Sophie, Kristy, Lauren, Brett, Jarryd, Alanna, Leah and of his great grandchildren Harry, Emmerson & Ella, Ava & Thomas and Rory.
Passed away on his birthday aged 84 years.
A graveside service for the late BRUCE VINCENT STUBBS will be held at the family grave Uniting portion of Oberon Cemetery ON FRIDAY (11TH SEPTEMBER, 2015) AT 11.00AM. At the conclusion of the service please join with the family at Blackheath Golf Club, Brightlands Avenue, Blackheath from 1.30pm even if you were unable to attend the service at Oberon.' 
Stubbs, Bruce Vincent (I11475)
 
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By 1914, Evelyn was living at Gladstone Parade, Evelyn was living at Gladstone Parage, Elsternwick, probably with her mother. In 1919 she was at 12 Grandview Grove, Armadale with her sister Constance. 
Hockin, Evelyn Agnes (I95)
 
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Caleb died in World War I. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. 
Donn, Caleb Alexander (I9328)
 
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Carl, known as Charles, lived in Cheapside Street, Maryborough, working as a labourer and later as a fireman. In 1913 he died at the age of 36 years. 
Pohlmann, Carl (I7106)
 
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Catharine was baptised in St Thomas in the Moors Vicarage and she lived at Balsall Heath, Birmingham. Catharine also lived at St Thomas in the Moors Birmingham. She was living in Birmingham, England in 1913, according to Judith Jacombs' will.

Catharine did not marry. She died on 5 May 1930 at R.M.C. Hospital, Leamington, Warwick and left her effects to Sarah Jacombs of 72 Litchfield Rd, Stafford and Ann Craven of St Thomas in the Moors. 
Jacombs, Catharine Lees (I1896)
 
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Catherine and her twin sister Elizabeth were born on 3 Jan 1823 in Liverpool, England.  They were baptised on 5 Jan 1823 at St Peter's Priory in Liverpool.

Catherine was in the 1841 UK census at Mersey Street in Liverpool, aged 18.  At the same address were her father Patrick (60), brother John (24), sister Ann (20) and Catherine's twin sister Elizabeth.

Catherine appeared in the 1851 census of England at 11 Saint James Street in Liverpool.  She was the head of the household, even though her older brother John and sister Ann were at the same address.  Catherine's occupation was given as shopkeeper.  John was a plumber and painter, and Ann an assistant shopkeeper.

Catherine arrived in Adelaide, South Australia on 15 June 1852 from London and Plymouth on 6 March 1852.  She was a government immigrant on the ship "Standard".

Catherine Boyle and William Sinnott married on 18 May 1853 at St Francis Church in Melbourne, Victoria.  Witnesses at the marriage were John Boyle (Catherine's brother) and Catherine Simpson.

Their only child, William, was born in early August 1854 in Melbourne. 

Catherine died on 31 Aug 1854 from Pthisis Pulmonalis, consumption of the lungs, and was buried on 2 September.  William jun. died at the age of 7 weeks on 22 September.

Note that the marriage certificate for Catherine’s husband William and his second wife Sarah Jane Richardson states that Catherine died in March 1854, no doubt to create a more decent interval before his second marriage in Nov 1854. 
Boyle, Catherine (I78)
 
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Catherine Mulligan's name was given as the mother of Maryanne Synnot (illegitimate) in the record of Maryanne's baptism in the Parish of Loughgilly, County of Armagh on 25 Aug 1857. The father's name was given as Forbes Synnot.

There is a story known to Rose Synnot’s descendants that her mother fled. At the time that Maryanne was baptised, a Cath Mulligan, age 27, was on board the ship ‘Cultivator’ heading for the USA. The 'Cultivator' arrived in New York on 12 Sep 1857 from Liverpool. The passengers were mostly Irish, and Cath was the only person from Co. Armagh. Perhaps this was Rose’s mother? 
Mulligan, Catherine (I14804)
 
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Catherine Whitty was the daughter of Sir Richard Whittey of Ballyteigue Castle, Bargy. 
Whitty, Catherine (I7980)
 
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Catherine's birth is not in the Lady's Island church register.
 
She entered a convent in Salford, England and became a nun.  In a letter from Catherine to Fr Patrick Sinnott (her brother Michael, also known as Dom Placid) from Salford Convent, 11 Jul 1839 she had a request:
"I shall be much obliged to you if you will send me sixpence as my pocket money is all gone in purchasing mourning.  I had some trouble before I could get dear Mother Frances' permission to ask you to send me sixpence."
 
A letter from Michael Sinnott to his brother Robert dated 31 July 1840 noted that he had received 2 letters from Catherine.  In the first, she said that her health was much better.  In the second, she transcribed a letter from William and also noted:
“I wish William would tell us a little more about John and how our dear friends are in Carne & Wexford.
It is just prayer time & I must conclude.  I might say more but have not time.  Mr & Mrs Hart desire kind remembrance, & little William and Robert best love.  Please to give my most grateful remembrance to dear Revd. Mother and to all the dear nuns, novices postulants and Mrs [Shorny].  Please, dearest brother, to pray for your most affectionate sister, Catherine Sinnott.”
Michael noted, in relation to Catherine:
“Dear Robert, you will perceive that William & Catherine have not forgotten the pleasing events of their youth, but with them as with others, the remembrance of the days that are past, like the thrilling sounds of solemn, sacred, harmonious musick, brings pleasure and mourning to the soul.
I think her native air and the gentle sea breezes of Carne would be of service to Catherine, but she is very comfortable and happy where she is, and there is no probability whatever of her wishing to go to Ireland at present at least. Half a year ago I recommended home to her very strongly, hoping that her health might thereby be improved, & in order that she might teach the little ones the way to happiness & to heaven, but the scenes of home are so different from those to which she has been accustomed for the last 4 or 5 years, she would then be so far from chapel, she would be so far distant from a Convent, or at least from the prospect of being a nun, and in consequence of some other additional reasons, which it is unnecessary to mention, she preferred stopping in England. I fear her health will never be sufficiently strong to enter the religious state which she so much desires to do.   However, she may live for many years; at all wants there is not at present any sign of serious danger.”

It is not known how long Catherine remained at Salford, or when she died.

Mother Damian of the Poor Clare Colette community at the Ty Mam Duw monastery wrote to Rex Sinnott on 8 May 2017 sending a transcription, by the Federal Abbess of the Poor Clares, of entries in the Levenshulme Profession Book relating to nuns by the name of Sinnott. There was a record of Catherine's niece Eliza (clothed 13 Nov 1873, professed 21 Nov 1874, died 10 May 1876) but no record of Catherine. This may indicate that Catherine and Eliza served at different locations. 
Sinnott, Catherine (I70)
 
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Catherine's birth is not recorded in the Lady's Island baptism register.
 
In 1866, Catherine attended the birth at Bunarge of her sister Mary’s child John Thomas Benedict Doyle.  The birth record named Catherine as Cate.
 
Catherine died on 9 June 1873 at the age of 36 at Bunarge.  Her death record describes her as a spinster, a farmer’s daughter. The informant was her brother Michael, who was present when Catherine died. 
 
In the late 1990s, Gary Sinnott made a transcription while at Churchtown Cemetery: "Kate Sinnott of Bunarge who died 1878. also Eliza - Sister Nan [Mary] Francis who died 1876. Also William died 1878. Also John died 1880. Brothers and sisters."  The exact wording is uncertain.  All of this text is on one inscription.  It is possible that the year of Kate’s death was mis-transcribed, and was actually 1873.  It is unclear if she was buried at Churchtown – the headstone may have been just a memorial, as it is unlikely that Eliza (a nun in England) and William (who went to Australia with Edmund in 1867 but was in England in 1871) are buried at Churchtown.
 
Sinnott, Catherine (I4146)
 
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Catherine, known as Kate, was born in January 1858 at Lower Summertown in Carne.  Her parents were Daniel Scallan and Mary Murphy.  She was the oldest child in a family of eight.
 
Catherine Scallan and Michael Sinnott of Bunarge were married on 23 Nov 1893 at the Roman Catholic Chapel at Tacumshane, Broadway in County Wexford.
 
Kate was at Bunarge for the 1901 census, together with Michael and their children Mary and Robert, and Allice Murphy (age 11) described as a female cousin of Michael and a general servant domestic.
 
In the 1911 census, Kate, Michael, Mary and Robert (named “Robbin”) were at Bunarge, as were Robert Sinnott (Michael’s brother, age 60 and single), Alice Murphy (described as Michael’s niece , age 21, single,) and Michael Murphy (farm servant, age 49, single).
 
Pat Mann told Rex Sinnott in 1966 that she and her sister Kathleen were going to Ireland,to stay with their cousins the McGees of Kilmore, 10 miles from Carne.  Pat said that Mike McGee’s grandmother and her grandmother (Kate Scallan) were sisters. Mike’s mother was brought up at Bunarge with her (Pat’s) father Robert and her Aunt Mary, as their family left their farm at Shilmore, Carne to go to Argentina to farm there.  The McGees were the only living relations on Pat’s grandmother’s side left in Ireland.
 
Mike McGee’s mother was Alice Murphy, who had married Patrick McGee in 1919.  Alice’s father was Patrick Murphy, but her mother has not been traced.  She could have been Alice, Johanna or Mary Anne Scallan.  Only Mary Anne is known to have remained in Ireland, she is in the 1901 and 1911 censuses as single and living at Summerstown with her unmarried brothers. 
Scallan, Catherine (I2439)
 
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Cecil was the eldest of three brothers and was born 8 Apr 1920. Cecil enlisted for WW2 in the Australian infantry. On 12 Sep 1939 he was promoted to Corporal. He rose in rank and later was commissioned Lieutenant. In 1945 his unit was holding Tsimba Ridge in New Guinea, which was under fierce attack by the Japanese. With a lull in the action, Cecil and his batman were resting in a foxhole when they came under sniper fire. It is believed that his batman, Joe Lewis, was killed instantly and Cecil was badly wounded. He was medically evacuated by barge to Torokina and died on 11 Feb 1945. He was buried at the Bomona War Cemetery in Port Moresby.

He was awarded a military medal in Feb 1945.

His memorial is listed on the 31/51 Battalion Memorial, The Esplanade, Cairns.

James left a widow, Dorothy May Bak, of Cairns, Queensland. Their daughter Carol was born in June 1945, 4 months after Cecil died. 
Bak, Cecil James (I6790)
 
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Charles and Herbert were twins. 
Davey, Charles (I14458)
 
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Charles was noted as the father on the printout of his daughter Mary's birth on 31 Mar 1925 at 28 Hanson St, Wellington. He married Augusta Mona Reiche on 6 Mar 1926. During this period he was working as a painter.

When Charles married Mona Reiche in 1926, the witnesses were Lucy E. Roulston, 3 Stafford Street, Wellington, telephone cadette (Mona's aunt) and James Leslie Dawson, wireworker, 68 Victoria St, Lower Hutt (Mona's brother-in-law). The ceremony was conducted at 7:30 pm on 6 Mar 1926 at the Presbyterian manse in Petone. The officiating minister was John Charles Loan.

In 1928 he was a labourer, living at Normandale. Charles registered Mary's birth on 31 Mar 1933, when he was living at 30 Fitzherbert St, Petone. By 1935 he was again a painter, living at 130 Nelson St, Petone.

During WW2, he was a soldier in the Second Infantry Training Battalion. In his will, written while he was in service at Papakura, he appointed his wife Mona as his sole executor and left all of his real and personal estate to her. It is not known if he wrote a later will - in any case, Mona pre-deceased him.

In the 1970s, until he died in 1987, Charles lived at 77 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt - his son Ron lived with him. 
Andrews, Charles Frederick (I1489)
 
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Charles' 1959 obituary (probably the Waikato Times or NZ Herald) reads:

OBITUARY

Mr C. H. Mason

A South African was veteran, Mr, Charles Henry Mason, of Hamilton East, has died aged 77 years. He was the son of the late Mr George Mason, a member of the Fourth Waikato Militia.*
Mr G. Mason established the first and largest nursery business in Hamilton, and he generously gave trees which added so much to the picturesque appearance of many of Hamilton’s streets. At one stage Mr. Mason employed 30 men in his nurseries which were located at No. 1 Bridge and at Mason Avenue, Claudelands. Mason Avenue is named after him.
Mr Mason sent shipments of fruit trees to Sydney, where a ready market was found for them.
Mr Charles Mason was an early volunteer in the New Zealand contingent for the South African War. On his return to New Zealand he joined the Railways Department and was in charge of the Waharoa and Walton stations.
On his retirement he was employed by the Kirikiriroa Road Board as a foreman. He was a noted Rugby football player and played for Hamilton Suburbs and Waharoa.
Mrs Mason died 18 months ago. Mr C. H. Mason has four brothers and a sister surviving, as well as three sons and four daughters.
There are 29 grandchildren.

*He was not in the Fourth Militia. This may be a reference to George Reed, father of Thomas Reed who married Charles' daughter Margaret Josephine (Effie). 
Mason, Charles Henry (I9319)
 
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Charlie was a farmer and they had 3 sons, George Huia born in June 1914, Nelson Lewis born in June 1916 and Herbert Dilworth (Pat) Cooper born in November 1918. Charlie and May were divorced during the mid-1940s; with May subsequently moving to Auckland where she died on 16 December 1954. Charlie was remarried in 1972 and he died on 3 Apr 1978 at the age of 86 in Gisborne. 
Stubbs, Isabel Mary (I10157)
 
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Charlotte Amelia died aged 20 months. 
Hall, Charlotte Amelia (I11166)
 
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Christiana's parents were Thomas Smith and Ann. After Christiana, born in 1818, there were 3 more children, all born in Nafferton - Robert (1823), Mary (1825) and Elizabeth (1829). 
Smith, Christiana (I9820)
 
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Christina arrived in Australia on the ship “Humboldt” (after embarking at Hamburg on 16 Jul 1870) with her parents and younger sister Marie Elisabeth (born 1869). The ship’s passenger list detailed the children’s ages as three years and approx 1 year. Her brother Heinrich Louis was born on 20 Feb 1873 and died in October of the same year.

On 18 Feb 1888 Christina married Julius Jensen-Bak at the Lutheran Church, Maryborough, Queensland. There were six children of the marriage. She was living at Ferry Street, Maryborough when daughter Maria Elisabeth was born in 1893. In 1899 the family was living at Marianna, which is about 18 miles from Maryborough.

On 17 Nov 1899 Christina died by accidental drowning. A report of her death was published in the Maryborough Chronicle on 20 Nov 1899 and reads:

A sad drowning accident occurred at Marianna, about 18 miles from town, on Friday last, resulting in the death of Mrs Christina Jensen and her little daughter Julia, aged 7 years. It appears that Mrs Jensen and her five children were living alone at the place, which is quite isolated, the nearest house being 2 miles away and her husband Julius Jensen being in Maryborough Hospital. On Friday morning the two eldest children Molly and Christina, 11 and 9 years respectively, left to attend school and, on returning home at 5 p.m., found their mother and little sister missing. The boy James aged 4 years stating they had both fallen into the waterhole. Molly at once ran off to the nearest neighbour (Mr Adams), but found he was absent. She then returned home and the unfortunate children remained alone in the house until next morning, when the girl again went to the Adams’, who returned with her and at once reported the matter to the police. Constables Stringer and Quinlan proceeded to the place and dragged the waterhole, which is about 60 yards from the house and some 8 feet deep. In a few minutes they found the bodies and conveyed them to the house, where a careful examination was made of both, but no marks of violence were found. The constables questioned the little boy James, who with his sister aged 2 years, were the only witnesses to the accident. He said Julia had gone to the waterhole and fallen in and the mother, hearing her screaming, ran from the house, jumped in, and both sank. No post-mortem was considered necessary under the circumstances, as there was no suspicion of foul play.

Magisterial Inquiry held 29 Nov 1899 (as reported in the Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser 30 Nov 1899):

A Magisterial inquiry was held before the Police Magistrate (E. Morey, Esq.) at the Court House yesterday morning into the circumstances connected with the deaths of Christina Jensen and Julia Jensen, wife and daughter respectively of Julius Jensen, farmer, residing at Marianna, near Maryborough, who, it will be remembered, were both drowned in a waterhole at Marianna.
Sergeant Clunlow conducted the inquiry, and the following witnesses were examined:
Molly Jensen, aged 11 years, stated: Am the daughter of Julius Jensen, and live at Marianna, about 14 miles from Maryborough; about 9 o'clock on Friday morning, the 17th November, my sister Christina and I left home for school; left at home my mother, my sister Julia, my brother James, and the baby; we got home about 5 pm; missed my mother and Julia; asked James where was mother and Julia; he said Julia fell into the waterhole, and mother jumped in after her, and they did not come out again; went over to Mr Adams; he was not at home; he lives about half a mile away; when I got back from Mr Adams' I went and had a look into the waterhole; saw two billy-cans and a hat floating in the water; made tea for my sisters and brothers, and went to bed; next morning went across to Mr Adams', and he came back with me.
By the Police Magistrate: Had butter and bread for tea and breakfast that morning; a little bread and some meat were left for dinner; mother was going to bake a loaf.

James Jensen, a very small boy, aged four years, stated that he saw Julia go to the waterhole with two billy-cans, but the child could not remember anything more about it.

Thomas Adams deposed: Am a labourer residing near Marianna; on the 18th November the girl Jensen came to my place about 7am; she said "I'm very sorry to tell you that mother and Julia were drowned in the waterhole some time yesterday"; returned with her; saw two billy-cans and a girl's hat floating in the waterhole; had a look to see if there were any tracks leading away from the waterhole; got someone to go and look after the children, and I came to Maryborough and reported the matter to the police; then went up to the hospital and reported to Jensen, the husband and father.

Julius Jensen deposed: Am a farmer, residing at Marianna, 14 miles from Maryborough; on the 4th October last went to the Maryborough Hospital suffering from a pain in my head; remained there until the 18th November; Adams told me that day that my wife and Julia were drowned; First class Constable Stringer took me in a buggy to Marianna; we went to a waterhole about 60 yards from my house; saw them recover the bodies of my wife and child; Christina was my wife's name; don't remember if she had another; she was about 32 years old, and born in Germany; Julia was my daughter; she was 7 years old, and born in Maryborough.
By the Police Magistrate: Am not in the Hospital now.

First-class Constable James Stringer deposed; Am stationed at Tinana; on Saturday, 18th November, in consequence of a report made to the police, I accompanied Constable Quinlan and Julius Jensen to Marianna; went to a waterhole about 60 yards from Jensen's house; dragged the waterhole, and after a few minutes recovered two bodies which Jensen identified as those of his wife and daughter; conveyed the bodies to the house; made an external examination of both; there were no marks of violence on either; afterwards went back to the waterhole and got two billy-cans and a girl's hat which were floating in the water; Jensen identified the billy-cans as two that were commonly used in carrying water from the waterhole to the house; he also identified the hat as belonging to his daughter Julia; the waterhole is about eight feet deep with a very muddy bottom; there is a small landing stage at the waterhole and in consequence of the dry weather the water is 2 feet below the stage; it would be very easy for a child 7 years old to over-balance when reaching for water; I questioned the little boy James on the morning of the 18th November when his memory was fresh; he told me that he went to the waterhole with Julia, who fell in; she screamed out and mother ran down and jumped in and they both went out of his sight.
This closed the inquiry.

The Police Magistrate gleaned from the little girl Mollie that her father had never read the Bible to her; that she had never been to Sunday School; never read the Bible herself, and her father had never provided one for them. Under the circumstances His Worship did not swear the witness, but she promised to tell the truth.

At the conclusion of the inquiry the P.M. told Jensen that the police report about him was very peculiar. He then put several questions to the man, whose replies were very vague indeed. For instance, he said that his wife got stores to keep her and the children while he was in the Hospital, but he could not tell when he earned his last money.

The P.M. told Jensen that he was going to see that the children were properly cared for, and the police would assist him. If he found that this was not done by Jensen, he would take steps to see it was.

Sergeant Clulow mentioned that three people wanted to adopt three of the children, but the father would not let them go. There was no furniture in the house of any description, only a few old bags, and the police had been looking after the children for some time.

Jensen, who still complains of suffering with severe pains in his head, said that he did not want to resign his children to anyone, and said that he would work and do the cooking and washing for them.

The little girl Mollie, on being questioned, said she would like to go back and live with her father, who was allowed to keep the custody of his children, the P.M. particularly warning him to properly look after them.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated 30th November, 1899]

Christina and Julia Augusta were buried on 19 Nov 1899 in the Maryborough Cemetery (plot B640). 
Pohlmann, Christina Helena (I6355)
 
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Christina emigrated to Queensland with her husband Heinrich (Henry) and baby daughter Anna Maria Augusta on the ship Humboldt in 1870. 
Pohlmann, Christina (I7226)
 
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Christina Helena was born 6 Jun 1890 at Maryborough, Queensland. After Christina's mother died in 1899, she was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Anna and Nancy and brother James. It seems that she did not live there - the Orphanage register indicates that she boarded with a Mrs Hargreaves. Christina was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where she was living then.

In 1900, Christina was at Tinana State School in Tinana, Maryborough.

Evidence of her likely home comes from the death notices of James Hargreaves (died 1914) and his wife Jane (died 1919) and Jane's obituary. Both death notices give the names of 3 children of the couple, but Jane's notice also includes "Teany Hargreaves". Her obituary says that she was survived by a family of 3 sons and one daughter, but the listing of the children has an additional name, "Teany (at home)". Jane's funeral left from her late residence at "Greenmount", Tinana. This is the address for Christina in the 1919 electoral roll. It can be inferred that Teany was not a child of James and Jane, but was treated as part of the family, and that she was, in fact, Christina Bak.

In 1917 Christina gave birth to a son named Geoffrey Clarence, who took the surname of Hargreaves. Geoffrey's father is unknown.

It is difficult to trace Christina through electoral rolls but it seems that she recorded herself as Christina Hargreaves in the 1919 Queensland electoral roll – she was then at Greenmount, Tinana, Wide Bay. Greenmount is possibly the name of a property. There was a Charles Hargreaves, labourer, at Tinana, Wide Bay - James and Jane Hargreaves (see below) had a son Charles. Any connection between Charles and Christina is unknown.

However, in 1913 there had been more Hargreaves, both at Tinana and at Greenmount, Tinana. Of particular interest at Greenmount was Lionel Livingston Hargreaves and his wife Annie nee Boge who was a second cousin of Christina. Also on the Wide Bay roll from 1903 to 1908 was Lionel's mother Jane, and from 1903 to 1913 his father James at Tinana - whether they were at Greenmount in this period is not known, but Jane's residence was Greenmount when she died in 1919. James and Jane were of the right generation to have taken care of Christina. James died in 1914. A possible scenario is that Christina lived at Greenmount with James, Jane and Lionel, plus Lionel's wife Annie after they married in 1909, and left after Jane died in 1919 - Lionel and Annie had moved out between 1913 and 1919.

In the 1937 roll there is a Christina Hargreaves at Aramara, Wide Bay. In 1949, Christine Hargreaves is at Aramara, Wide Bay. No Charles is recorded at either place. Also in 1949, Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves is at North Aramara, Wide Bay, labourer.

In 1951, at the age of 61 years, Christina married George Townsend. The name George Townsend is too commonly used to be easily traceable.

On the 25th Nov 1968, Christina died in the Royal Brisbane Hospital, of myocardial infarction and coronary arteriosclerosis. On the death certificate, Christina was described as a property owner. As Christina Helena’s remains were delivered to the Brisbane School of Anatomy, there is no death or funeral notice or headstone inscription. Her son Geoffrey Clarence reported the death. 
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Christopher and Patricia were twins. 
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Claus emigrated from Hamburg, Germany to Queensland in 1866 on the ship Beausite. He was accompanied by his wife Margarethe and son Heinrich, aged 8 months. He lived in Bazaar Street, Maryborough and worked as a labourer. 
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Constance Helen worked as a typist. By 1914 she was living at Gladstone Parade in Elsternwick, Melbourne, probably with her mother. In 1919 she was at 12 Grandview Grove, Armadale with her sister Evelyn.

After marriage to John Mouritz Login in 1935, she lived at Clydebank in Gippsland, Victoria and later in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern. 
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Constance Mildred Howell was born and grew up in Upper Waiwera. She attended Upper Waiwera School, where she gained her Proficiency, and then Auckland Girls Grammar School. She spent all of her adult life serving the Community of the Sacred Name, an Anglican order of nuns in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Adapted from an article in a 1990 newsletter of the Community of the Sacred Name, 181 Barbadoes St, Christchurch:

"Constance Howell came to the Community in 1913, as a beautiful woman of 22. In her training, an early highlight was the time she spent in District Nursing with Nurse Maude. After Profession as a Sister in 1919 (becoming Sister Constance) she spent many years working among people in the parishes of Christchurch, at the hostel at Hokitika and at Te Wai Pounamu College. She spent 4 years as a tuberculosis patient in the Sanatorium and at Hanmer Springs, at a time when little treatment was available, but still lived on hale and hearty into her 99th year.

For 10 years she was Assistant Superior, and also helped as guest mistress, house Sister, and Sister in charge of the Oblates. She was very fond of flowers, and a great gardener, caring for the rockeries while she was able, and continuing to take an interest when her health deteriorated.

Her mind and intellect remained sharp throughout her life, and her sense of humour and quick repartee gave the Sisters many laughs. Sister Constance died on Easter Day, 1990."

Sister Constance's memories of her childhood were tape-recorded for a study by Waikato University on 12 April 1989, when she was aged 97. Zita Horsley used the the transcript in her article "Richard and Emma Howell" which is part of the biography of Constance's mother Emma Mildred (Pheney) Howell. A transcript of this interview on 12 April 1989 appears below.

'Sister Constance, what was it like in Upper Waiwera where you grew up?
Well, I had a very happy childhood there. It was a country home with a creek running around the back, around the house, near the house and hills surrounding it.

How broken in was the land?
I think it was a sort of farming country.

Was there still any bush around?
Yes, there was some. We had just a clump of bush up at the back of our property, but not dense, not a great deal. We used to love going up there and walking through the bush.

You had a sheep farm didn't you?
Yes.

How far were you from the nearest town?
Well the town - I suppose Auckland was the nearest town.

What about the nearest shops?
There weren't any. Well there was a store, a shop there, a store I think.

Was it at Upper Waiwera?
Yes, Mrs Schischka, Germans they were. There was a German settlement at Puhoi, not very far away. A few miles from Waiwera, but there were no shops really in Waiwera itself. Not in Upper Waiwera, we used to go to Puhoi to shop.

And how far away was that?
I suppose it was about 3 miles or so.

Were there roads to your farm?
Yes, they were clay roads at first, then they were metalled afterwards.

Could you travel in a cart or a wagon?
We had a gig, a gig we called it.

And were the roads passable all year round?
It used to get muddy. At first it wasn't metalled, it was metalled afterwards, but it was very clayey at first ... because a friend was coming to see us riding on her horse and that was before it was metalled. The clay bank broke away and the horse went over. She jumped clear -fortunately, it was a wonder because she was riding side-saddle. But the horse's back was broken and then my father had to shoot the horse, poor thing. They couldn't do anything for it - it was down in the river. That's one of the things - I've always remembered that.

How near were your nearest neighbours?
I suppose half a mile or so, I think, perhaps more than that.

So people were scattered around on their farms?
They were scattered, yes, they weren't very close. We didn't have anyone close to us, not very close.

Can you tell me about the house you lived in?
It was just a comfortable house but with a verandah around it, and there was a creek near the back.

How many rooms were in the house?
I suppose 5 or 6, I don't remember exactly.

And they were what - you had how many bedrooms?
I really wouldn't be sure.

Was there a sitting room?
Sitting room, yes, oh yes, we had a nice sitting room.

Were the children allowed to go into that?
Oh yes.

And was there a bathroom?
Yes.

This is when you were a child, there was a separate bathroom?
Yes. There was a bathroom, yes.

Did that have a set bath in it?
Yes.

And how often would you have baths?
We would have them every day, I think.

What about the toilet - was that inside or outside?
I think it was inside.

Now, did you have your own bedroom?
I don't know that we did. I really wouldn't be sure. I think that we did later on. I think perhaps when we were small we didn't. But I think later on we did. When we got bigger.

How do you mean by getting bigger? Was that when you were a teenager?
Yes.

Whereabouts could you go if you wanted to be on your own?
There were plenty of places around.

Where would you go to if you wanted to be on your own?
Well, we would go outside where it was quiet and nobody about. We used to go up in the hills. There were hills near. We used to go up in the hills. It was quiet up there.

Whereabouts were the places you played?
We would play near the river, creek going round near the house, and we used to play tennis and cricket.

And who were you playing with when you were playing tennis and cricket?
The boys and girls around, I suppose.

Children would come from the other farms to play with you?
Yes.

Did you have a tennis court?
Yes, we had our own tennis court. We used to play tennis.

What about games that weren't organised with rules, sort of the ordinary play?
We would play rounders, I know. I used to play cricket too. I got a terrible bang with the ball once. Very hard ball!

And you were playing cricket with the boys?
Yes. It put me a bit off cricket. But I used to love it. I used to like rounders and tennis - we had our own tennis court.

What were the toys that you had?
Very ugly rag doll which was the joy of my heart, and I called "Pretty", and I used to drag it along by one hand. I always remember that - because she wasn't at all beautiful, but I called her "Pretty".

What were the kind of things that you would do on wet days?
We played games indoors. My mother used to read to us too a lot. She was a great reader. We used to love Mother reading to us. She knew poetry by the yard and she used to recite to us too.

Did you have your own books?
Books? Yes, we always had books.

Did you do much reading yourself?
Yes, yes.

What were the kind of things you read?
"Westward Ho" and "King Waterbabies", some of the books I remember.

Did you have newspapers?
Yes, I suppose we did but I don't remember much. I don't think I was so interested in newspapers. I know what we used to have - I don't know that we had a daily paper. We used to have the Weekly News. There were pictures in it. Of course we liked that.

And did you write letters when you were a child?
Yes.

Who did you write to?
Our granny lived ... We must have written to her, I think. I don't know that we wrote a great deal.

Did she write back to you?
Yes.

Did you ever write to the children's pages of the newspaper?
No, never.

How old were you when you started school?
I suppose I must have been about 5, I don't really remember.

And how did you get to school?
We used to walk, it wasn't very far. Mother used to teach us, she was a teacher herself. Very good and very firm. She used to teach us quite a lot.

Did she teach you before you started school or afterwards?
She always helped us with our learning. She used to know lots of poetry and she used to ... We used to love her reciting to us.

Did you like school?
Yes, I enjoyed school, I liked school.

Why was that? What was it that you liked about school?
Well, I suppose I liked learning and I suppose I liked the companionship of other children. I know some children hate school, don't they. But I didn't. The teachers too ...

Is there anything you particularly remember about the teachers?

I've forgotten his name now. We had a man, I remember, once we were very naughty - we collected all the books we could find, we put them on the window ledge then we pushed them out the window. I remember that, I must have been very naughty.

What would happen when you did something like that?
I think the teacher referred her to my mother. I don't know what happened. I don't think anything very drastic. She could be pretty firm.

How big was the school? Were there many children there?
No, about 50 - I really wouldn't be quite sure.

Were you all in one room or were there separate classrooms?
One thing I always remember - the teacher lived - there was a schoolhouse attached to the school. It was all sort of joined on. And the one thing I remember - We noticed - smelt - smoke and the teacher went out and his house was on fire, and he came back and said "children, take your books and get out quickly. The house is on fire." And it came through into the school. The children stood outside and watched the school burn down.

What else do you remember about that?
There was a shed I think where we used to have school - school shed - I suppose we used to meet there and have school.

That was in your lunch shed was it?
Yes, I suppose it was. Perhaps that was where we would go if there was a wet day. I suppose they built another one - I don't remember about that.

How did you get on with the other children at school?
I got on very well. I always got on well with others.

What was it that you liked and admired in the other children?
I don't know. I suppose if they were quick and good at their lessons, and friendly and kind.

Did you have any special friends?
Yes, I think I did but I wouldn't remember. We always seemed to have other children who would come to our house. I was never a solitary person, we always seemed to have other children to ...

Did you go to other children's houses?
yes, I think sometimes we did, But I don't think a great deal.

Do you remember noticing whether they were different to your house or not?
We always loved our own home.

Did you have any contact with children from other cultures at school?
I don't think so. Do you mean other ... brought up differently? Yes, I think we did. My mother was always kind but she was very firm. She didn't stand any nonsense. And there were some children who did pretty much as they liked. But it wasn't so with us.

Do you think your parents ever tried to influence your choice of friends?
We always had friends. I don't know that they ... they wouldn't want us to be with just anybody if they didn't behave very well. I think my mother would be a bit particular about that.

Were there any Maori people living in the area?
No, I don't think so, no.

Do you remember having contact with Maori people?
No, I don't think so, not when we were children. I can't remember them.

What were the kind of things that you played at school?
We used to play rounders and cricket and hopscotch which was bad for your shoes.

Was there a good playground at the school?
Yes.

What was it like?
We seemed to have plenty of room to play.

Did you draw up your own hopscotch squares or were they already made for you?
I think we made them.

How did you do that?
Chalk I think.

That was on the concrete?
Must have been on concrete - it wouldn't have been any use on grass, would it.

Were there separate playgrounds for the boys and the girls?
I don't think so.

Do you remember whether there were any children at school who you didn't get along with?
No, I don't think so. I don't remember. Oh probably we might have had scraps sometimes, children generally do, but I don't remember anything special.

Were you allowed to leave the school playground during lunchtime and playtime?
I'm not sure that we didn't go home to lunch. I don't really remember.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was older I wanted to be a Sister, of course.

How old were you when you started wanting to become a Sister?
Oh I suppose in my early teens.

What influenced you in that way?
I don't know. No, I wouldn't have known her then. Maybe, it was partly the war.

This was the First World War?
Yes.

How did that influence you to want to become a Sister?
Well I think friends of mine were killed. I think that had a good deal to do with it.

Now, you got your Proficiency at Upper Waiwera School, didn't you?
Yes.

How old were you when you got that?
Would I be about 12? I'm not really sure.

After that you went to Auckland Girls Grammar School?
I went to Grammar School. I lived with my granny. She lived in Auckland and that was my home while I went to school.

Can you tell me about living with your grandmother in Auckland?
Yes, my Uncle Bob, her son, lived there too.

And he was an artist?
He was an artist, yes. Uncle Bob, Uncle Robert.

What was that house like?
Just an ordinary wooden house, quite comfortable but not grand.

Did you have your own bedroom there?
Yes, I think I did.

And what was your grandmother like, what do you remember about her?
She was the old type you know, she was an English woman, firm but very kind to us.

Were you there on your own, or were any of your brothers or sisters there?
No, I don't think so. I think I must have been there by myself. I'm sure I was. Because my brother was much younger.

Was your grandmother someone who you found it easy to talk to?
Yes, I was very fond of her.

Do you have any special memories of her?
She used to come down and stay with us in our home. Every year that was. Granny's visit, she used to stay with us.

That was when you were at Waiwera?
Yes. And then of course when I had to go to Grammar School I stayed with her.

How did you feel about going to Auckland?
Well, I was quite pleased to be going to Grammar. I was very happy there.

What about Auckland? What did you think of that?
I quite liked being there.

How did you get to and from school?
I walked I think, yes. It was quite a long walk but I used to ...

Did you get on well with the other girls?
Yes, I think so, quite happily.

What were the big differences you noticed about moving to Auckland - how did that affect you?
Living in Auckland? I was quite happy there. I think I missed the others in the family.

Did you go home much?
I suppose I went home for the holidays. I remember those days how God seemed so near to me. Going to school I would talk to him. It seemed to just sort of come naturally.

Why was that, do you think?
I don't know. I suppose it was a time I was going through.

What part did religion play in your family life?
My mother was - I wouldn't say she was very religious, but she was very good, had a good firm faith. But not my father, I don't think he was tremendously interested in religion. But he was very good and very kind.

Did he attend church?
We lived in the country then, and ...

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Could you tell me about Sundays in your house?
Well, someone used to come around and take services, and we would go whenever there was a service.

And what would you do if there was no service, would you mark the day in any special way?
I think we'd always have prayers.

What about in your grandmother's house?
She was in the town, wasn't she. I used to go to church there. It was easy, you see, when we lived with her because it was in the town and there would be more services. More easy to get to a church I mean, than in the country.

What were the other things you would do on a Sunday?
I know Mother used to read to us, we used to love that.

Were you allowed much freedom as a child to go wherever you wanted to?
I don't think so. I mean we did have freedom but mother was very strict - she was particular and we wouldn't just go off anywhere.

How do you mean you wouldn't just go off anywhere?
She'd know where we were.

You would tell her?
Yes, I think so, I wouldn't imagine being out, going off you see, and not telling her where we were. I think it's not safe, because you don't know what might happen.

What were the kinds of places you weren't allowed to go, or the things you weren't allowed to do?
I don't remember.

What were the kind of things that would get you into trouble?
I suppose if we did things without telling mother.

You said several times that your mother was fairly strict?
Yes, she was. She was very kind but she was very firm. She'd been a teacher herself, you see.

How was she strict with you?
Well, we had to do as we were told, and we didn't just please ourselves.

What would happen if you were naughty? If you did please yourselves?
We would be stood in the corner which I hated. I remember once I was stood in the corner for something I'd done, and I peeped around to see what mother was looking like. She was looking very severe, and she said "I don't want to see your face." That nearly broke my heart!

Can you tell me about your mother?
She was a wonderful mother. I always had the greatest admiration for her.

What were the kind of things that you admired about her?
She was very just, for one thing.

How would that be shown?
I don't know how to put it. She didn't blame us without a cause.Or she might say she was sorry if she thought she had been not fair or done wrong.

Do you think that made her different from other mothers?
Well, I always thought she was a very special mother. She was too.

Do you recall ever perhaps being afraid of her, was there anything about her you feared?
Yes, I might have been afraid of displeasing her. I don't think I was in fear of her, more than I would be afraid of doing things she wouldn't like.

What do you think of the values that she gave you?
The values ... being a good mother, I think, wasn't it. Being fair and just, and a sense of humour. Being able to see the funny side of things.

Did she ever become involved in your games or activities?
Yes, I think she did. We used to play games, and we used to play card games. Played tennis, we had a tennis court.

And she would participate in those games with you?
Yes.

What were the kind of things that you would do with her?
One thing - she used to read to us a lot, in the evenings. And she used to recite to us, she knew things off by heart, she had a very good memory.

Did you help her in her work?
Well, I suppose we all - like good children - would help in jobs like washing up and perhaps dusting around the house - as far as I remember.

Did she teach you how to sew?
Yes, she tried to, I think. I wasn't very good at sewing. I used to hate it when I was little, when I was bigger too.

Did she try to make you learn, or did she accept that you didn't like it?
I had to learn.

What were the things that you had to learn?
To hem, and to undo it again and make smaller stitches.

What about cooking? Did you learn to cook from your mother?
I don't think I did cook very much, unless she would give me a piece of pastry to make something, when I was little.

So she didn't reach you to cook?
I don't think I did much in that way.

Did you help her to prepare meals?
Yes, I think I used to like fruit and things like that. Peeling apples - we always used to love helping her.

How did your mother show her affection to you?
She wasn't what you would call a demonstrative person, but I knew her love was there always. I knew I was loved.

Was she someone who you found it easy to talk to?
Yes, I think so. I was always very close to her.

Do you remember any of her special sayings?
Special sayings? I don't know that I do: "Be good, but if you can't be good, be as good as you can."

What about your father - did you have much contact with him?
Being girls, I suppose, he left it to mother to bring us up. But he was always very kind. I always remember he used to have his horse and when he used to come riding home, we used to run out and he'd pull us up, and we'd put our foot on his foot and he'd pull us up and sit us in front. We used to always love that. We used to watch for him coming home.

Did you spend much time with your father?
Well not ... I suppose not ... sometimes he would be away; with mother more we were. But he was always very loving and kind to us.

How did he show that he loved you?
We just knew it, I think.

Did he hug you much?
No, not so much, but I think just in his attitude to us.

Were you able to talk quite freely with him?
Yes.

What were the things that you most admired about your father?
I don't know ...

Can you recall anything particular that you remember about him?
I always remember him ... Did I tell you about him riding home?

Yes. That's one of your special memories of him?
Always coming home, riding home, sitting us up in front of him. Making us sit up straight.

Do you recall any other things you would do with him when he was home?
We used to play rounders and cricket with him.

Yesterday you mentioned that your little brother was a very special person in your family?
well, you see, there were three girls. I was the second one. Then my youngest sister was nine years old. There had been no baby in the family for nine years. Then he appeared, so we thought he was wonderful.

He was about 11 years younger than you?
Yes.

What do you remember about his birth?
I remember the nurse saying "It's a son." Saying to my father, when he was born.

So you were at home when the baby was born?
Yes.

Did you know there was going to be a baby in the family or not?
I think so.

Did you have any knowledge of childbirth?
No, none whatever.

Were you curious about that?
I don't know that I was. I don't think I used to think about it.

Were you given any false stories about where babies came from?
No, no.

What were the things that you would do with your special little brother?

I suppose we'd have games together.

Can you remember whether you took much part in his care, or was that mainly left to your older sister?
His care. No, I don't think I had to do so much with that.

What were your chores then.
My chores. I suppose I just helped with anything that was going on.

Did you have any special chores that were yours?
No, I don't remember special ....

Who cleaned the boots?
I don't know, I suppose we cleaned our own.

What about bed making. Did you make your own bed?
I think so.

Did you help your mother with wash day?
With washing? I don't know that I did. I don't remember very much ...

Did you ever have any help in the house?
Yes, sometimes. Mother used to have somebody in to help.

Did you run errands for your parents or for the neighbours?
No, I don't think there were shops there. Not near. I suppose there was a store - we must have gone there.

Who milked the cows? These are the house cows.
I don't know - I think the boy used to.

This is your younger brother, or did you have a boy on the farm?
A boy on the farm, I think.

This was someone your parents employed?
Yes.

Did he live with your family, or did he come from his own family?
I think he must have come from his own family, I don't remember .... living ....

Did you ever get any pocket money?
Yes.

Was that regular or would it be special occasions?
I think we generally were given some. We generally had something to spend.

What would you spend it on?
Ribbons, I think, or sweets.

Now, how far did you travel away from home when you were a child?
I don't think I travelled at all. I went to the Grammar School, then I lived with my Granny.

Did you ever go into Auckland before you went to the Grammar School?
I think we might have gone occasionally.

How did you travel to Auckland?
We had a gig, a horse you know, a gig they called it. There was a boat too we used to go on, that was horrible. Mother used to hate that, she was a very bad sailor.

What about you? What did you think about it?
I didn't like it very much either.

What would you do with your holidays?
Once, I know, Father took a house right down by the beach. At least it was up on the hill above the beach - at Waiwera, right on the sea, and we used to love that. We used to go down to the beach every day. But the house wasn't on the beach, it was just on a little rise above ...

What would you do at the beach?
We'd play about and I suppose swim.

Were you actually swimming or paddling?
Well, I don't know. Swimming I think.

Who taught you how to swim?
I think we used to go in the creek near our house, and we used to go in there. I suppose we just learned.

Did you have swimming togs, or were you wearing other clothes?
We had our bathing things.

Were you allowed to swim without an adult there?
I think so.

What were the special occasions when you were a girl? What were the things that you really looked forward to?
Christmas and special days like that. I remember our father had been away and he came home, we used to love that.

Why did you love that?
We liked having him home.

How was Christmas celebrated in your house?
Well, you see, it was in the country, we didn't have services very much. We might have gone on Christmas. But we all had a happy Christmas.

Did you have presents?
Yes.

What are the kind of things that you would give as presents?
Books, very often books.

Did the children make their presents or buy them?
I think we made them - books we had to buy of course.

What were the kind of things you'd make?
We'd make book covers, and I don't know what else.

What were birthdays like?
We had happy birthdays. Sometimes we'd have a party and ask other children.

Did you have presents for your birthday as well?
Yes.

Do you recall whether you went to any weddings as a child?
No, I don't remember.

What about funerals?
I don't remember going to a funeral. I don't think we were taken to funerals very much.

Were you Confirmed as a child?
Yes.

What do you remember about that?
It was a very solemn and very special time. But I looked forward to it very much. It meant a lot to me, my Confirmation.

Would you describe yourself as being a religious child?
I don't know that I was. Mother brought it up. I suppose I had a real faith.

Did your family celebrate Guy Fawkes?
No, I don't think so.

Do you recall any picnics?
Oh yes, we used to have lovely picnics. We would go down to the beach and swim and there used to be, in those days, you could get oysters. Afterwards, the Government took them over and you weren't allowed to touch them. But when we were young, younger I suppose, because I know that afterwards it all changed. We used to get oysters and make a fire on the beach and then they used to open. We just put the shells on the fire and then they would open. We'd pick them and burn our fingers, we'd scoop them out. It was lovely.

Was that with your parents, or on your own as children?
We would all go, as a family. Then afterwards, you see, the Government took them over and we weren't allowed to touch them.

Were these group picnics, or were you just there with the family?
Just with our family.

Did you ever go to Sunday School?
I suppose I did. I don't remember much about Sunday School. Because my mother used to teach us at home.

That's where you learned for your Confirmation?
I suppose I must have gone to Confirmation classes.

What were meal times like in your family?
Meal times. I think we had a mid-day meal. Yes, we did. That would be our main meal. Then we'd have tea later on.

Did you say grace before the meals?
Yes.

Were the children allowed to talk at the dinner table?
Yes. We were never allowed to be too noisy. We were a very free and happy family, but we had to do as we were told.

What would you do in the evenings?
Sometimes Mother would read to us, we used to love Mother reading to us - she read so beautifully - or sometimes we'd play games.

What kind of games would they be?
Played cards - different card games.

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Tape 2, Side 1.

Do you remember any family outings other than the picnic?
i said we went to the beach, didn't we.I know one place we used to go to - Hatfield's Beach. Mr Hatfield used to have gum in cases, and some of it was carved. We always used to go in and say "Mr Hatfield, can we please see the gum."

Did your mother go visiting much?
No, not a great deal, I don't think.

Did you ever go to any circuses?
No, I don't think so. I think I must have gone to one, but not very much ...

Do you remember any of the Royal Visits - before the First World War?
Yes, I think I do.

What about Halley's Comet?
I was just going to say that I remember going with mother to see Halley's Comet.

What do you remember about that?
Falling over the bank!

So you climbed up to a high point?
We went up a sort of side road and I remember stepping down, thinking I was on the level, but I wasn't. I remember falling over this bank. I wasn't hurt, nothing happened. No bones broken. But I remember quite well going up to see that.

Do you remember the visit of the American Fleet?
No. I don't think I could have seen it.

What were the kind of clothes that you wore when you were a child?
Clothes. I remember having a pinafore. I think it had spots on it, and father saying "you are a spotted dodger". I used to cry when I had to wear it.

Because of what your father had said?
Yes. Spotted dodger. Funny isn't it, the things that upset you as children. They seem ridiculous later on.

Did you like the clothes that you wore?
I think I did.

What kind of footwear did you have?
Did we have sandals. Yes, we must have. And shoes.

Did you have to wear your shoes, or were you allowed to go barefoot?
No, I don't think we were. I don't remember ever going barefoot. We probably would have liked to have done. But I don't think Mother would have liked us going barefoot. We always had something over our feet.

Did you wear hats?
I think we had hats, but I don't know that we wore them a great deal.

What kind of underwear did you wear when you were a child?
We had knickers, I suppose, petticoats ...

Were your clothes bought or home made?
Well I think both - some might have been home made, some bought.

Were you ever allowed to choose the kind of clothes you had?
I don't think I did. I think we just took what we were given, what Mother provided for us.

Were you ever allowed to wear trousers?
No, we never had those.

Did you know of any other children who wore trousers (this is girls)?
Yes, I think they did. Don't know that they did very much in those days. That was a bit later, I think.

How did you look after your teeth when you were a child?
We had to brush our teeth.

what were you brushing them with?
I suppose toothpaste, and soap and water.

What happened if you got toothache?
Once I had - went to the dentist and he took out a tooth, I think -he hurt me anyway, and I grabbed his arm and said "You cruel, cruel man". I could have killed him, I was so angry with him, hurting me so much.

And how old do you think you were when that happened?
I don't know, I hope I wasn't too old.

Do you remember there ever being any illness in your house when you were a child?
Oh yes, I was ill. I generally got everything that was going around. Things like measles and whooping cough.

How would you be cared for when you were ill?
Mother took care - great care - of us. She was very good at nursing.

Do you remember any special things she would do?
She had a wonderful little box somebody made for her when she was a child. They came out from England when she was a child, and then they went back to England, and then she came out again when she was grown up. But the first time when she was a child a man on the ship made her this wonderful box - it all fitted together. It was all separate pieces you see and it fitted into a lovely little box. Wooden. He'd made this for her and when we were ill - when we were in bed with the measles or anything that children had - we were always allowed to have this box to play with, and put together. There was only one piece you had to - special piece - I think we put a mark on it, if you didn't get that in the right place it wouldn't make into a box. That's one thing I remember, that box.

Did your mother have any special remedies?
On yes, she was very good at looking after us if we weren't well. She was a sort of born nurse.

Do you remember what you were afraid of when you were a child?
I was afraid of dogs.

Why was that?
I don't know. They barked and made a noise.

You would have had quite a few dogs on the sheep farm though, wouldn't you?
Yes.

Do you remember the kind of thing that would make you angry when you were a girl?
I don't know. I suppose if I didn't get my own way about things sometimes. If I wanted something and ...

Did that happen often?
I expect it did.

What would upset you as a girl? What would make you sad?
Make me sad? [Connie]

Can you remember any particular episode?
I don't know that I can. I remember when a girl, I had my first experience of death. A girl we knew, Bella Howe, she died, and I remember how upset I was. This was the first time I think I had had the experience of anyone dying.

Did you go to her funeral?
I don't think so.

Was she a school friend of yours?
Yes. I think she got pneumonia.

Do you remember how you were told about that?
My mother would tell me. I don't remember but I know she - telling me very wisely and lovingly. She was that sort of person.

Do you have any particular happy or special memories of your childhood?
Happy memories. I remember father coming home riding and running out to meet him. That's always a great joy, having him home again. And going out together to picnics. Mother reading to us. I always loved that. And telling us stories. And then our granny used to come and stay with us - mother's mother.

What would you do with your granny when she came to stay?
I don't know. We just loved having her there.

What do you think made your childhood in Upper Waiwera different from other people's childhoods?
Well, I suppose every childhood is different, isn't it. It's special to them, don't you think. People are different, aren't they. Yourself and other people you live with or come in contact with. That makes people so interesting I think because if we were all the same it would be not so interesting.'

An undated newsletter of the Community of the Sacred Name Newsletter gave this obituary for Sister Constance:

'When Sister Constance, almost 99 years old, and for 71 years a Professed Sister of this Community slipped peacefully away to the Lord on Easter Day as we sang the Compliance Canticle "Lord now you let your servant go in peace...", an era of the Community's life ended. Sister Constance, a beautiful woman of 22 came to the Community from Auckland in 1913 to test her vocation as a Sister under Mother Edith, the Mother Foundress. The highlight of her training in those early years was the time she spent in District Nursing work with Nurse Maude, for whom she always had a great love and respect. It is good that her memories of those times have been taperecorded for the Nursing archives, as have her recollections of early childhood, family life and education for a study being undertaken by the Waikato University. Here in the Community, we asked her to write down all her memories of Mother Edith and her sayings and teachings. It has made quite a book on its own, and will be invaluable when the history of the Community is formally written up. After Profession as a Sister in 1919, there were many years of work among the people in the parishes  St Lukes, Sydenham, Linwood and Phillipstown; at the hostel at Hokitika; and at Te Wai Pounamu College. Four years were spent as a patient in the Sanatorium and at Hanmer, in the days when little treatment could be offered for TB, yet she lived on hale and hearty into her 99th year! For 10 years she was Assistant Superior, and during the last 30 years was a great help at home in the various positions of guest mistress, house Sister, and Sister in charge of the Oblates. She was very fond of flowers and a great gardener, caring for her little rockeries until those last weeks when she was confined to bed. Even then she still talked about getting up and seeing to things, and took a keen interest in what plants were following. Not only was her mind and intellect clear to the end of her life, but her sense of humour and quick repartee gave us many laughs. She felt the deaths of Sister Doreen and Sister Evelyn very much, and particularly that of Archdeacon Witty, our Warden, who had been one of "her Oblates", and whom she had always thought would bury her. She felt very much that she was being left behind, though we pointed out what a great welcoming party there would be when her turn came. How fitting it was that it should come at the end of a very happy Easter Day  indeed a joyous resurrection, and we praise God for her. We miss her, but what a joyous reunion with Mother Edith, Nurse Maude and all those early Sisters  many of them just names to us, but dear friends and contemporaries to her. May God grant them the vision of His Beauty and the wonder of His love.'
 
Howell, Constance Mildred (I1594)
 
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Daisy worked as a tailoress before marrying Frank Lippitt. 
Harper, Daisy (I1932)
 
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Daniel was a farmer at the date of his marriage to Ellen Sinnott.
 
He is also listed in Bassett's 1885 Wexford Guide and Directory as a farmer at Lady's Island. In the 1901 census of Ireland, Daniel was at Lady’s Island with his wife Ellen (named “Eallnor”) and children Mary, James and Margaret, all unmarried.  It is not known why John, the youngest, was absent.
 
The marriage record for Daniel’s daughter Mary in 1902 gives Daniel’s occupation as a farmer.
 
The 1911 census, taken on 2 April 1911, recorded Daniel at Lady’s Island with his children Anastatia, James, Margaret and John (Mary had married in 1902).  It is not known why Anastasia was at Lady’s Island in 1911 but not in the 1901 census. 
Druhan, Daniel (I3994)
 
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David Cripps is named on his daughter Frances Maria's christening entry at St Johns, Hackney, but little else is known about him. If he is the same person as the David Cripps born to Daniel Cripps and Elizabeth (Fidler) on 19 Jan 1783 in Lambourn(e), Berkshire then it is possible to put together quite an extensive tree based on Lambourne. But there is no proof. 
Cripps, David (I1917)
 
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David was a bachelor, and had no children. 
Hanify, David John Page (I1801)
 
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David was baptised by the Reverend David Bruce of the Presbyterian Church, Auckland, being the first child whom he baptised.

He was a farmer in the Gisborne district from 1892, having initially farmed in the Ellerslie district then been in business in Napier. David and his wife Mary (nee Mossman) were pioneer settlers in the Hangaroa district.

The following biography is an extract of an article by Rowan Mossman, sent to Rex Sinnott 19 Apr 2017. The original article also contains photos and documents which greatly enhance the story of this coupe and their children.

Mary Esther Mossman October 1858 in Kingston Canada, died 17 February 1946 in Gisborne.

Mary Esther Mossman was the 4th child and first daughter of parents Thomas and Eleanor and was born in Kingston Ontario in Canada in October 1858. She came to New Zealand with her parents and siblings as an 8 year old in 1866. During her time in Auckland she met David Bruce Watt who was the son of an Auckland Jeweller and Scottish immigrant James Haldane Watt. Bruce had been born in Auckland on 11 February 1853. In 1876 he lived at Great South Road in Auckland where he was a farmer in the Ellerslie district. Mary’s uncle, the well to do Mr James Dilworth did not approve in any way of their romance and saw young Bruce Watt as a totally unsuitable match for his niece. He arranged for Mary to be sent down to Waipawa in Southern Hawkes Bay where her parents Thomas and Eleanor had moved to, following a stint farming in the Waikato. Bruce followed Mary to Hawkes Bay and the couple were married from Mary’s parents residence at Waipawa on 13 October 1880. Bruce was 27 and Mary 21 at the time of their wedding, Mary’s brother Willie and sister Isabella were the witnesses to the occasion.

James Dilworth decided that, as a consequence to his niece’s marriage, to cut her out of his will. He was a very well off man and his estate worth thousands of pounds.
Mary and Bruce first established their home in Napier where Bruce set himself up running a bakery. His background or training in this field is unclear; In 1881 he had secured an interest in a bakery business and established himself in business.

Mary and Bruce Watt had the following 7 daughters:

Mary Eleanor “Ella” Watt born 26 September 1881 (died 21 April 1949)
Edith Jane “Jean” Watt born on 5 April 1884 died (17 October 1968)
Beatrice Isabella “Isa” Watt born 3 February 1886 (died 13 January 1981)
Minnie Evelyn Watt born 8 December 1887 (died 23 July 1980)
Charlotte Letitia “Letty” Watt born 11 September 1889 (died 18 March 1970)
Dorothy Ursula Watt born 3 November 1891 (died 31 August 1975)
Elsie Elizabeth Mercy Watt born 20 June 1893 (died 25 January 1987)

In late 1887 Bruce sold the bakery business

Bruce and Mary together with their 5 oldest daughters then moved to Gisborne, their last two daughters Dorothy and Mercy both being born there. In Gisborne Bruce took up farming taking on a largely undeveloped property at Hangaroa known as ‘Cheviot Hills’ around 48 kilometers from Gisborne but relatively close to Waerenga-o-kuri where Mary’s older brother Willie Mossman was living and had inherited the Laurels property through uncle James Dilworth. In 1899 Bruce who had become a well-recognised settler in the area was appointed a J.P.

Mary and Bruce brought up their family at Cheviot Hills and developed the property. Later in 1908 the family moved to Patutahi where Bruce had acquired a small farmlet known as ‘Waitaka’ from Mary’s brother Willie Mossman.

Waitaka was situated off Elmers Road close to the Waipaoa river. Bruce was highly respected within Gisborne, 5 of their daughters were married from ‘Waitaka’. Later they sold this property and moved into a large 2 storey house known as ‘Arnloss’ situated at 253 Stout Street Gisborne. Bruce passed away at 72 years of age on 8 October 1925. Following his death the two unmarried daughters Ella and Dorothy both spent time at Arnloss looking after their widowed mother. Mary outlived Bruce by some 20 years. She died in Gisborne on 17 February 1945 aged 87. 
Watt, David Bruce (I6173)
 
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Dennis Jacombs noted that John died as an infant - this conflicts with his marriage to Sarah Newark. 
Jacombs, John (I2348)
 
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Dermod Gavan Duffy was probably named after Charles Gavan Duffy, a Victoria MP at the time Dermod's father Michael was alive. Michael, like Charles, was a staunch Irish Republican.
Dermod served in the NSW artillery in the late 1880s, but deserted after less than 2 years. A deserters notice in the NSW Police Gazette of 12 Feb 1890 for no. 1671 Gunner Dermod Gavan Hanify described him as 21 years of age, 5 ft 6 1/2 inches high, hazel eyes, fair hair, fair complexion; a surveyor's assistant; dressed in plain clothes.
Note that his brother Hugo was a surveyor's assistant in the mid 1880s.

Dermod was listed in the Victoria Police Gazette in the quarter ending Dec 1887 - he had been charged with housebreaking.

In the late 1890s, Dermot was in Auckland, New Zealand, and was also a gumdigger at Hakaru in Northland. From at least 1905, he lived in Queensland, first at Nymbool and later at Townsville and Kalamia. He was a cook. In 1907 he married Mary Cremer at Chillagoe, 300km west of Cairns.

He enrolled for WW1 service in the Australian Imperial Force on 29 Nov 1916. At that time he was living with Mary Margaret at Perkins Street (c/- George Stevens), South Townsville. He served in the 42 Infantry Battalion - 7 and 8 Reinforcements, from February to June 1917. He embarked at Sydney on the HMAT Wiltshire.

After the war, Dermod returned to Townsville, and continued to work as a cook. In 1925 he was in Kalamia. He died in May 1925 when he fell from the wharf and struck his head against the ship where he worked, the Adelaide Steamship Co's barge Oura. The cause of death was drowning and cardiac failure.

Neither the report in The Brisbane Courier, nor his death entry, named any children, though the Courier noted that he had a grown-up family and was a returned soldier. 
Hanify, Dermod Gavan Duffy Page (I1762)
 
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Descendants of William and Ann are in Perth, Australia, possibly emigrated in 1967. Dennis Jacombs gives William and Ann's marriage date given as 11 Feb 1731, compared to IGI - 14 Feb 1731. 
Jacom, William (I2385)
 
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Dilworth had been engaged to his first cousin Nell Stubbs, however this wedding did not eventuate due to his premature death. He died while serving in World War One on 19 May 1915 at the age of 21 in Gallipoli. He is buried at Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac in Turkey. 
Mossman, James Dilworth Bradley (I9587)
 
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Doctor Rowland S., who was physician to Queen Mary, received from her a grant, in 1558, of Roslare Manor. 
Scurlock, Dr. Rowland (I12641)
 
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Dom Placid Sinnott took his grand nieces Elizabeth and Catherine Druhan and their Rossiter cousin from Kilmore away to convents when they were young. The Rossiter is assumed to be Catherine, as she is the only known daughter of Michael and Margaret (Sinnott).

In a report on the investiture of Elizabeth Druhan as abbess of Kylemore Abbey in 1941, there is mention of a cousin of the Abbess, Dame M. Aloysia, who was also at Ypres and had died at Macmine, County Wexford, after she had gone there with the Order over 20 years ago. This is probably a reference to Catherine. 
Rossiter, Catherine (I4042)
 
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Dora was said to be a school teacher, but she is not on the State on-line Teachers Roll. She could possibly have taught in a Catholic school as a lay person. 
Hanify, Dora May Page (I59)
 
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Dorothea Creed-Jacobs was one of four daughters of George Creed-Jacobs and Mary Gesch. George was the first Creed-Jacobs generation - a son of Charles Alfred Jacobs and Alice Maud Creed.

Dorothea married Geoffrey Hargreaves on 21 Apr 1941 at Maryborough. They had a daughter Carol Ann, born in 1942.

Dorothea's husband-to-be, Pablo de la Rosa, arrived in Australia in Jan 1942 on a Red Cross hospital ship. He had been serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Philippine Islands. He was assigned to the 2nd Air Force and met Dorothea while assigned to the 4th Air Depot in 1942 in Townsville.

Dorothea had a son, Barry Bak, on 24 Jul 1943 at Townsville. Barry was born prematurely and lived for only 8 hours.

In the 1943 electoral roll, Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves was at North Aramara, Wide Bay, labourer, and his mother Christina was at Aramara. Dorothea is not on the roll.

Geoffrey and Dorothea had different addresses in Geoffrey's 1944 passport application - he was in Brisbane and she was in Townsville.

All of this indicates that Geoffrey and Dorothea's marriage was short-lived.

Dorothea travelled from Sydney to San Francisco on the USS Marine Phoenix, arriving there on Dec 1947, according to shipping records. Pablo met her there the next day. She was travelling under the name Dorothea Bak (it is unclear how she got a passport in that name), and Carol Ann was not on the passenger list. She listed her occupation as waitress, and named Paul (most likely Pablo) Delarosa as a friend. They married on 14 Dec 1947. Dorothea became a naturalised US citizen in 1950 at San Antonio, Texas.

She served as Private First Class in the US Army Air Corps.

According to www.familysearch.org (United States Public Records) Dorothy Delarosa, also known as Dorothea M Delarosa (born 7 Aug 1923), lived at 406 Clower, San Antonio, Texas 78212 from 1 May 1993 to 1 Jan 2009. This is the same address and about the same time period as Pablo. She also had a second address: 410 Paschal St # 1, San Antonio, Texas 78212 from 1 Apr 1968 to 1 Jun 2001.

Dorothea's burial place, Sam Houston National cemetery, is a "United States national cemetery". This is a designation for 147 nationally important cemeteries in the United States. A national cemetery is generally a military cemetery containing the graves of U.S. military personnel, veterans and their spouses but not exclusively so.
 
Creed-Jacobs, Dorothea Maud (I8611)
 
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Dorothea died aged 6 weeks. 
Purtell, Dorothea Josephine (I7569)
 
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Dorothy never married. 
Watt, Dorothy Urcilla (I6199)
 
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Dudley was an engineer. He lived in Victoria. 
Richardson, Dudley Gardiner (I5171)
 
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During World War 1, George made diary notes of his trip to Port Said on the troopship Willochra, then on to Marseilles on the Kinfauns Castle. 
Aldridge, George Patrick (I182)
 
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Edith Ellen Beatrice was born in Melbourne in 1871. She travelled from Adelaide to London on the ship Hesperus in 1883 with her parents and five siblings, including Millicent who was born en route. Family oral history suggests that Beatrice was educated overseas for singing. She went to France for some three years for finishing school and was fluent in French. Perhaps she also had singing lessons there. It seems likely that, after arriving with her parents in England in 1883, she went to France by boat between 1883 and 1893.

Roma (daughter of Albert Vincent) comments but is probably paraphrasing Muriel (daughter of Rudolph):

"... Edith was a pianist and a soprano ... ”

Musical career in New Zealand

Beatrice was with her parents in Dunedin in 1893 – so was Vincent, at least by June 1894, when he performed in the opera “Maritana”. In June, Mrs Richardson and Miss Beatrice Richardson advertised as teachers of pianoforte. Pupils were received at View Street, Moray place.

In early September 1893 William Albert announced his first Grand Operatic Concert in Dunedin, to be performed on 25 October in the Garrison Hall. The programme included duets by William Albert, and a solo and duets (not with Albert) by Beatrice. Albert was the conductor, and the accompanists were Albert and his wife.

The concert received a generally favourable review from the Otago Daily Times. Beatrice was said to have a nice soprano voice, but rather thin in quality. Albert’s duets were greatly enjoyed, the performers receiving a recall for the second one. The duet “Oh, Maritana” was tastefully sung by Miss Richardson and Mr Blenkinsopp. The duet “My sufferings and sorrows” by Miss Richardson and W. Woods was heartily appreciated.

In early March 1894 William Albert announced the first chorus rehearsals for a production of the opera “Maritana”. The cast probably included Beatrice. “Maritana” opened on 20 June at the Princess Theatre, for a four night season. Beatrice played the principal role of Maritana, and Albert conducted. On the second and fourth night, Vincent Richardson played the part of the King of Spain.

The Otago Daily Times review of the opening night noted that attendance at the opera was “decidedly satisfactory” given the competition from a series of concerts on the same week. The opera had its amusing points, but there were also very many creditable points about it. The orchestra and chorus performed well. With more power, Beatrice would make a good Maritana, but she conscientiously and earnestly strove for success, and gave a performance which was quite commendable, as far as her physical attributes would permit. She sang sweetly, and received (but declined) one encore.

The review of the second performance noted the capital attendance, and that the audience was appreciative, with frequent and spontaneous applause throughout the evening. Blemishes common in amateur productions were conspicuous by their rarity.

The review of the third night gave it a warm commendation. Beatrice, in the title role, acted with grace and abandon, while her singing was likewise of a satisfactory

In March 1895, William Albert announced the inauguration in Auckland of a series of Grand Operatic Concerts, on the same scale as his concerts over the previous 15 years at Melbourne, Adelaide etc.

By April, the “Maritana” rehearsals were progressing satisfactorily. There were to be 2 full casts of principals. Beatrice Richardson and Madame Florence Anderson were cast as Maritana, and Vincent Richardson and A. Horton Busby as Don Jose. The opera was to be produced at the Opera House on 1 July and the rest of that week.

In June, the Observer noted that Miss Beatrice Richardson, who earned golden opinions of her impersonation of Maritana in Dunedin and Melbourne, would make her debut in grand opera in Auckland.

The Evening Star review of the opening night considered the production “fairly successful”, but was not appreciated as much as it might have been, as “Maritana” had been staged frequently by travelling companies with the best singers seen in Auckland. Mr Richardson conducted the orchestra ably, and Beatrice performed well, with one of her songs being encored. She “spoke her words naturally and distinctly, and did not appear to be so much affected with nervousness as some of the others did”.
The review of the second night noted that the production, by a new cast of amateurs, showed much improvement on the opening night. The acting was not as good, but the music was on the whole a great deal better. Vincent Richardson as Don Jose was more successful with his singing, in which he did excellently, than his acting. On the whole he made an interpretation of the part of Don Jose that was a feature of the performance.

The third night’s performance was immeasurably better than the previous two. There was another large attendance. Beatrice Richardson, in the title role, made a very successful and acceptable interpretation.

The Observer considered that the production of “Maritana” by amateurs was very much to Mr Richardson’s credit, and had positive comments on Beatrice and Vincent. The title role alternated between Beatrice Richardson and Florence Anderson, both of whom were very successful. It seemed that there had been a deliberate and organised attempt to discredit the show, but from a musical point of view, there was much in it to enjoy.

On 8 July, Albert announced that “by unanimous request” there would be farewell performances on 9 and 10 July. However, these performances were postponed due to Albert’s indisposition.

“Maritana” was re-scheduled for 10 and 12 August, and then two Grand Final Performances on 30 and 31 August. The cast included Beatrice (on the 31st), Vincent (both nights), and also Mr Hampton (both nights) as the Marquis in his first appearance on stage.

The Auckland Star reported that the final performance was well attended, the opera was well produced throughout, with the singing and acting being very creditable. The Observer gave a more detailed review. The two final performances played to large and enthusiastic audiences.
“On Saturday night, Miss Beatrice Richardson, as Maritana, was in splendid voice, and achieved a brilliant success, her artistic singing and vivacious acting being the feature of the performance. Mr Vincent Richardson, as Don Jose, and Mr Archie Kent, as Don Caesar, were also heard at their best, and, by their splendid performances, contributed in no small degree to the success of the opera ”.

On 21 September, the Observer noted the probability of Beatrice Richardson appearing shortly at the Melbourne Exhibition Concerts, as she had recently received a very lucrative offer of engagement from one of the leading impresarios in that city. It is not known if she took up that engagement.

Marriage in New Zealand

In 1895, Beatrice signed a Notice of Intention to Marry with Herbert Robert Hampton. He was probably the Mr Hampton who was in the Auckland cast of “Maritana” as the Marquis on 30 and 31 August 1895, in his first appearance on stage.

They married in 1895. The marriage was strongly opposed by the groom’s widowed mother Mary Jane Hampton who objected to the Catholicism of the bride. Mary Jane was strongly Presbyterian being a transplanted Mancurian to New Zealand. Sadly Mary Jane severed all contact with her only son and his new wife. It is not known whether they reconciled before Mary Jane’s death in 1905. Interestingly Bert Hampton only converted to Catholicism on his deathbed in 1916. The religious schism continued into the following generation when Beatrice’s son Herbert Ivan took an Anglican for his bride.

Their first child Herbert Ivan (known as Ivan) was born in Wellington in Feb 1901. Zoe Olga was born in 1902 and Horace Royale in 1905, both in Auckland. In 1905 the family was living in Ponsonby Road, Auckland.

From New Zealand to Australia

In 1906 the Hampton family moved to Australia, spending approximately a year and a half in Brisbane, Queensland where it is assumed they met their Richardson grandparents for the first time, and then to New South Wales.

Edith Ellen Beatrice was widowed early in 1916 and married Alfred George Dean Hooper in 1923. Alf Hooper was a brother of Minnie Hooper the ballet mistress for J C Williamson's theatre company. He suffered from polio as a child, could not write, spoke with a slight speech impediment, slight limp. The family wondered what Beatrice saw in him.

Edith went prematurely grey and started to dye her hair henna red. Her granddaughter Patti recalls having a conversation with her when she decided to stop using dye, "her hair had turned a beautiful snowy white."

Beatrice's daughter Zoe and Zoe's daughter Patricia lived with Beatrice – at least in the 1940s.

Beatrice and Alfred lived in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood from at least 1930. Beatrice died there in 1962.
 
Richardson, Edith Ellen Beatrice (I3294)
 
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Edith lived for only 13 weeks. 
Jacombs, Edith Wilkinson (I4147)
 
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Edmond married Grany, daughter of Barnaby Fitzpatrick, first Lord of Upper Ossory. They had 8 sons and 8 daughters. More details are in Lodge's The Peerage of Ireland vol II: A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom (1754), pages 255-268 (Butler, Viscount Mountgarret). 
Butler, Edmond 2nd Viscount Mountgarret (I11560)
 

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