Sarah Qualtrough

Sarah Qualtrough[1, 2, 3]

Female 1853 - 1921  (67 years)

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  • Name Sarah Qualtrough 
    Born 11 Sep 1853  Arbory, Rushen, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1896  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Howe Street 
    Residence 1900  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Pratt St 
    Residence 1905–1906  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Pratt St 
    Residence 1911  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    5 Pratt Street, Ponsonby 
    Residence 1919  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    5 Pratt Street, Ponsonby 
    Will 21 May 1921  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 11 Aug 1921  Te Awamutu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 13 Aug 1921  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Purewa cemetery, St Johns 
    Probate 30 Aug 1922  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    at the Supreme Court 
    _FSFTID K8BD-Y4L 
    _UID 3B079BF5E4904743B085ED42464DB668E5D3 
    Person ID I498  Treefive
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2015 

    Father James Qualtrough,   b. 26 Dec 1808, Arbory, Rushen, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1881, Pakuranga, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Catherine Clague,   b. 15 Apr 1810, Malew, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1881, Pakuranga, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1835  Malew, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Haddock,   b. 1839, Kilcommock, County Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1903, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1876  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Address:
    at the dwelling house of Mr James Qualtrough 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Qualtrough Haddock,   b. 2 Dec 1876, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1950  (Age 73 years)
     2. Sarah Evelyn Haddock,   b. 10 Feb 1878, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1945, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Winnie Bella Haddock,   b. 9 Mar 1879, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1958, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Emily Belfield Haddock,   b. 28 Jul 1880, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1957, Te Awamutu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. John Mosstown Haddock,   b. 9 Mar 1882, Dargaville, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1953, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. William Haddock,   b. 4 Sep 1883, Dargaville, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1915, Dardanelles, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     7. Herbert Haddock,   b. 21 Aug 1885, Dargaville, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1976  (Age 90 years)
     8. Ada Lillian Haddock,   b. 10 Feb 1887, Warkworth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1891, Warkworth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     9. Mervyn Haddock,   b. 7 Jul 1889, Warkworth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1892, Warkworth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     10. Bertie Mervyn Haddock,   b. 16 Sep 1891, Warkworth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1963, Liverpool South, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    01042 Sarah Qualtrough
    01042 Sarah Qualtrough
    00037 Sarah Haddock and Emily Qualtrough
    00037 Sarah Haddock and Emily Qualtrough
    00038 Sarah Qualtrough with 5 adult children
    00038 Sarah Qualtrough with 5 adult children
    00057 John and Sarah Haddock and young family
    00057 John and Sarah Haddock and young family
    Outside Warkworth Police Station abt 1888
    Left to right John Haddock, Ted (Edwin), Bert, Emily, Moss, Evie, Ada, Sarah Haddock, Bell, Bill
    00226 Sarah Haddock
    00226 Sarah Haddock
    Portrait
    00532 Headstone - John and Sarah Haddock
    00532 Headstone - John and Sarah Haddock
    Also Eveline Sarah
    00672 5 Pratt St, Freemans Bay, Auckland
    00672 5 Pratt St, Freemans Bay, Auckland
    Painting by Hilda Altman

  • Notes 


    • SARAH QUALTROUGH (1853-1921) – mother of ten.

      This biography is transcribed from chapter 7 of A Quota of Qualtroughs (authors Elizabeth A. Barlow and Joy McDougall, published in Matamata, New Zealand by Elizabeth A. Barlow in 1984), by kind permission of Elizabeth Feisst. For further information on Qualtroughs worldwide see http://www/qualtrough.org.

      Text in square brackets [ ] refers to matters in A Quota of Qualtroughs that are not included in the biography below.
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      LIKE HER brothers and sisters, SARAH grew up on her father’s farm at Pakuranga. Only six when she came to New Zealand she would have attended the private school her brother Thomas had spoken of, and watched the menfolk go off on military service and seen her big sister Betsy go from home as the bride of William Cowan.

      It was while visiting Betsy at Kihikihi that Sarah would have met her future husband John Haddock, a member of the Armed Constabulary stationed at Orakau Redoubt. John, like Bill Cowan, had come from Ireland and he was a regular visitor to the Cowan home. It was one of his duties, too, to pick up the day’s ration of milk for the Redoubt from the Cowan farm. Pretty Sarah took John’s eye.

      Romance blossomed and they were married on February 24, 1876, from Sarah’s home in Pakuranga. John had transferred to the constabulary of the New Zealand Police Force in 1872 and at the time of his marriage was stationed in Hamilton.

      They lived in Hamilton for three years where their first three children were born – Edwin Qualtrough, Sarah Evelyn and Winnie Bella.

      In 1880 the family moved to Ngaruawahia where their second daughter Emily Bellfield was born, thence to Dargaville where three more children were added to the family – John Mosstown (Moss), William and Herbert.

      From Dargaville the next shift was to Warkworth. The change of scenery brought a change of sex in the issue of little Haddocks for after a run of three sons a daughter, Ada Lilian, came into the world. Yet another son followed in 1889 with the birth of Mervyn.

      Warkworth brought tragedy into the lives of Sarah and John. Firstly Ada, four years old, became sick and died in 1891 to be followed by Mervyn, only three years old, in 1892. Their tiny graves on a hillside above Warkworth bear mute testimony to the risks of pioneer life.

      Sarah and John produced their last child, their 10th, on September 16 1891, a son whom they named Bertie Mervyn although somehow he became known as ‘Pat’.

      In 1895 after 25 years of service John left the Police force – a long career when you consider his 6 years of previous service with the Irish Armed Constabulary.

      John, not one to sit around, decided to break in land in the Waikato. William went off with John to farm at Karamu in the Waipa County. The life was considered too rough and rigorous for the womenfolk so John installed Sarah and the girls in a comfortable cottage in Pratt St, Ponsonby, Auckland. Edwin and Moss also stayed with their mother and worked in Auckland.

      After some years farming, John became ill and returned to the family in Pratt St, where he died in 1903.

      The family drifted into their own lives. Edwin, the eldest, who was working for the (then) Northern Steamship Company, was the first to marry. His bride was Elizabeth Jane Butterworth, of Auckland.

      Emily – known as Emil – married a master mariner, William Edmund Sinnott; Moss married Williamina Cornwell, farmed for a while, then went into the timber business at Paeroa.

      William farmed at Karamu, joined up in World War 1 and was killed in action at Gallipoli. Herbert (Bert) farmed at Karamu and married a local girl, Edith Rose Smith.

      ‘Pat’ served in the Merchant Navy in World War 1 and became a ship’s engineer on the England-New Zealand run. He married, on the Isle of Man, May Harrison, a great granddaughter of James and Catherine Qualtrough. (They would be first cousins once removed).

      The Haddock side appears to have had more contact with the Isle of Man than other branches, for Moss, during his war service, managed a visit to the Island and was warmly welcomed into the hearts and homes of descendants of Catherine, his unknown aunt.

      Evie and Bell remained single and lived at the Pratt St. home with their mother and their Aunt Emily who joined them some time after her sister Annie’s demise. Grandson Selwyn Haddock can remember visiting them as a boy and seeing Sarah, then an old lady, in her rocking chair surrounded by the scions of her family.

      Some time before her death in 1921, Sarah went to live with Emily in Te Awamutu. She is interred in the Purewa Cemetery alongside her husband. [(See Genealogical Chart 8)]

  • Sources 
    1. [S331] MAR066 Marriage Sinnott, William Edmund and Haddock, Emily Belfield - transcript.

    2. [S278] DTH078 Death Sinnott, Emily Belfield - transcript.

    3. [S245] DTH035 Death Haddock, John.

    4. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1896, Auckland.

    5. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1900, Auckland.

    6. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1905-1906, Auckland West.

    7. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1911, Auckland West.

    8. [S1671] New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Waikato, Waitomo, 1919, Auckland West.

    9. [S705] Will - Haddock, Sarah, Sarah Haddock; 21 May 1921.

    10. [S277] DTH077 Death Haddock, Sarah - transcript.

    11. [S291] MAR012 Marriage Qualtrough, James and Clague, Catherine.

    12. [S301] MAR022 Marriage Haddock, John and Qualtrough, Sarah.

    13. [S326] MAR061 Marriage Haddock, John and Qualtrough, Sarah - transcript.