William Howell[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

Male 1823 - 1905  (81 years)


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  • Name William Howell 
    Born 9 Dec 1823  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 24 Jun 1854  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Military 1851–1858  [18
    Occupation 19 Nov 1865  Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    sawyer 
    Residence 1890  Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Residence 1896  Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    _UID 834069AA87F34FDAAAC3C9A11A25C23D8EED 
    Died 18 Mar 1905  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23, 24, 25
    Address:
    Auckland Hospital 
    Buried 21 Mar 1905  Silverdale, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 26
    Person ID I1516  Treefive
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Mother Ann [Unknown],   b. Abt 1801,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hariata Callendar,   b. 1833–1836,   d. 5 May 1871, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1860 
    Children 
     1. William Howell,   b. 1861, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1933, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Mary Howell,   b. Abt 1862, Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1942, Brown's Bay, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. James Howell,   b. 7 Jan 1864, Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1935, Brown's Bay, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Richard Howell,   b. 23 Sep 1865, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1945, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Thomas Howell,   b. 3 Sep 1868, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1908, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Family ID F459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00099 Silverdale Cemetery
    00099 Silverdale Cemetery
    Grave of William Howell (snr) 28 Dec 1995

  • Notes 


    • The 58th Regiment

      William Howell came to New Zealand with the 58th Regiment. In "Discharged in New Zealand" (by Hugh and Lyn Hughes), entry 2685 is Private William Howell, born in Kent, occupation labourer. He enlisted on 1st September 1851, aged 21. William embarked from Cowes on the ship Egmont on 7th March 1854, and arrived at Auckland on 26th June 1854. His military service ended when he took discharge on 31st October 1858, which cost him ten pounds.

      A history of the 58th Regiment by Gurney records that the First New Zealand war came to an end in 1847, and the next ten years was spent peacefully by the 58th in New Zealand. For the greater part, headquarters were in Auckland. In 1851 and 1858 the regiment saved the city from being destroyed by fire.

      Gurney says that "On 17 Nov 1858, the 58th embarked for England" and "Only 16 officers and 194 other ranks came home, over one thousand having settled as colonists in the country which, after 14 years of service, they had come to regard as their own." Gurney notes further that "Before they left, over three hundred officers and privates elected to settle in the colony and were duly discharged, and there must be a large number of their descendants now living in the country. When the Regiment left New Zealand, not less than one eighth of the population of Auckland was composed of men who had served in the Regiment."

      Upper Waiwera

      William Howell, settler, is mentioned in "A Return of the Freeholders of NZ - October 1882" as a landowner:
      Rodney County, 71 acres, 35 pounds value
      Waitemata County, 60 acres, 45 pounds value
      Electoral rolls from 1865 describe him as a settler.
      Daughter Mary's 1887 marriage entry gives William's occupation as farmer.
      A Death notice in NZ Herald on 30 March 1905 reads:
      HOWELL - On March 18, William Howell, of Upper Waiwera, late of H.M. 58th Regiment; aged 82.
      An article in the NZ Herald on 31 Mar 1905 says that a large number of his old friends gathered to pay their last respects.
      William's burial inscription at Silverdale Cemetery reads "...who died March 18, 1905 aged 81. His children shall have a place of refuge. Prov XIV 20"

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] The New Zealander, 28 Jun 1854: page 2 column B: arrival of 58th Regiment on the "Egmont" 24 Jun 1854.

    2. [S378] BOK019 Book - How to trace your military ancestors, pages 71, 72 - references to 58th Regiment.

    3. [S385] BOK034 Book - The Howell Family of Upper Waiwera, William and Hariata Howell and their descendants.

    4. [S775] Location Mathre, Wales, Article on pilgrimages to St David's in south Wales; about 1998; annotation by Mrs D Round of Papakura - "a few miles from St David's is the village of Mathre, & also also a church named St Howells. This is where our Howell family came from.".

    5. [S776] Location Upper Waiwera, New Zealand, Land owned or leased by Howell or McCathie family members 1893 onwards; 1 March 2012; Includes brief data on properties associated with William Howell (snr).

    6. [S780] TRE004 Family tree - Howell, William and Callendar, Hariata.

    7. [S795] TRE035 Family tree - Howell, William and Callendar, Hariata (from files of Noleen McCathie).

    8. [S796] TRE036 Family tree - Howell, Harold Wilfred (Betty Howell, Papakura).

    9. [S799] TRE040 Family tree - Howell, Ronald and Fowler, Kitty (author probably Mark Howell).

    10. [S800] TRE041 Family tree - Howell, William and Brunton, Harriet - some descendant names (author Joan McAneaney, for John Howell).

    11. [S801] TRE042 Family tree - Horsley, Jack and Howell, Zita (Joy Spencer, Whenuapai).

    12. [S802] TRE043 Family tree - Howell, William and Callendar, Hariata.

    13. [S803] TRE044 Family tree - Howell, William and Callendar, Hariata (Noleen McCathie).

    14. [S808] TRE054 Family tree Howell, William and Callendar, Hariata (Noleen McCathie).

    15. [S1485] TRE028 Family tree - (family group sheet) - Brunton Family Group Sheets 22 Mar 1998 (Doreen Brunton).

    16. [S536] BOK044 Book (bible) Birth Howell, William (Noleen McCathie).

    17. [S692] BOK055 Book "Log of logs" (1990) and "Log of logs volume 2" (1993), Extracted references include: Egmont.

    18. [S618] Military Howell, William - arrival of ship "Egmont" in New Zealand, Port of Auckland Shipping Intelligence - Arrival of ship "Egmont"; 28 June 1854; page 2, column B; Egmont arrived 24 June 1854, passengers included 100 men of the 58th Regiment.

    19. [S116] BAP007 Baptism Howell, Richard.

    20. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1890, Waitemata.

    21. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1896, Waitemata.

    22. [S243] DTH033 Death Howell, William.

    23. [S270] DTH070 Death Howell, William - transcript.

    24. [S448] DTH088 Death notice Howell, William (1905), death notice; 30 March 1905.

    25. [S608] DTH135 Death Howell, William snr. - brief article, William Howell snr. - brief article on death and burial; 31 March 1905.

    26. [S3147] BUR Burials at Silverdale Cemetery, North Auckland, William Howell.
      Entry 99: "Iron railed: William HOWELL. d. 18 March 1905 ae 81. His children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs. 14:28."