Person Index

Clement, John

John Clement
b: 1824
d: 30 OCT 1914
Biography
Christ Church''s Web Site
32 CLEMENT John
32 CLEMENT Lucy
32 CLEMENT Sarah Augusta

NOTES FOR CHCH WEB SITE 2012
JOHN CLEMENT was a staunch Methodist who nevertheless chose to have his earthly remains laid to rest in Christ Church''s Anglican graveyard, and it is assumed that this was because he was a long-time resident of the area.

He was the exemplar of the idea that walking is a major contributor to a long life, since he lived till age 90 and was accustomed to walking from Taita each Sunday to the Methodist church service in Wellington, and back home to Taita on the same day.

On his passing, the Evening Post reported that "The deceased, who was for many years in the service of the Hutt County Council, was a deeply religious man, and in the early days he was one of the best known local preachers in the Wesleyan Methodist connection. He had a most kindly disposition and was generally respected…… He saw Wellington grow from a mere village to its present proportions, and remembered when there was no Lambton-quay worthy of the name".

He married Sarah Augusta Hopton of Thorndon Flat, in 1852 and she bore him a daughter, Lucy, before passing away in 1877, aged 41. John himself left this mortal coil on 30 October 1914 at his daughter''s residence in Taita.

See also Hopton



Listed under Taita
NZPO 1880 - 81 Clements J. farmer

NZPO 1890 - 91 Clements J. farmer

Wellington Independent 23 June 1852
MARRIED.- On Monday the 21st inst., at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Thorndon, by the Rev. H. Green, Mr. John Clement, to Sarah Augusta, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Hopton, of Thorndon

New Zealand Spectator and Cook''s Strait Guardian 26 June 1852
By license, on the 21st of June, at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sydney-street, by the Rev. H. Green, Mr. John Clement, to Miss Sarah Augusta, third daughter of Mr. R. Hopton, Cabinet maker, Thorndon Flat.

Death Details
1877/438, Sarah Augusta Clement, Aged: 41Y - Date of Death 13/3/1877 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Sarah Augusta Clement, Date: 13/3/1877, Charist Church Anglican, Taita, Burial & Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 118

Evening Post 14 March 1877
BIRTHS
CLEMENT.- On the 13th March, at the Taita, the wife of J. Clement, of a daughter - stillborn
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DEATH
CLEMENT.- On the 13th March, at the Taita, Agusta (sic), the beloved wife of J. Clement, aged 41 years.
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FUNERAL NOTICE
THE friends of Mr. J Clement are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his late wife, Agusta, which will leave his residence, Taita, on Thursday, 15th March, at 3 o''clock.
JOHN EDWARDS,
Undertaker

Death Details
1914/7698, John Clement, Aged: 90Y

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record John Clement, Date: 30/10/1914, Charist Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 118

Evening Post 30 October 1914
CLEMENT.- On the 30th October, 1914, at his daughter''s residence (Mrs. Johnston, Park-avenue, Lower Hutt), John Clement, aged 90 years; deeply mourned
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THE Friends of late John Clement are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Johnston, Park-avenue, Lower Hutt, on Sunday, 1st November, at 2 p.m., for the Taita Church-yard Cemetery. J. R Croft,
Undertaker,
Cuba-st., Hutt, and Jackson-st., Petone.
Phone 57, Hutt Exchange.
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NONAGENARIAN METHODIST''S DEATH
A picturesque figure in Methodist circles in the Hutt Valley has just passed away, Mr. John Clement, one of the oldest settlers in the district, having died at the residence of his daughter (Mrs. Johnston, Park-avenue), this morning, at the advanced age of 90. The deceased, who was for many years in the service of the Hutt County Council, was a deeply religious man, and in the early days he was one of the best known local preachers in the Wesleyan Methodist connection. He had a most kindly disposition and was generally respected.

Evening Post 3 November 1914
AN EARLY PIONEER
FUNERAL OF MR. JOHN CLEMENT.
Old identities assembled in large numbers at Taita, Lower Hutt, on Sunday, to pay their last respects to the memory of the late Mr. John Clement, one of Wellington''s earliest pioneers. The late Mr. Clement was an ardent worker in the cause of Methodism, and among those present at yesterday''s funeral were the Rev. J. Dawson amd Mr. C. M. Luke, who had been acquainted with deceased and his Work for many years past. Prior to the funeral Mr. Luke delivered an appropriate address at the home, laying stress on deceased''s long and faithful services to the church. Mr. Dawson led in prayer, while hymns suitable to the occasion were sung. The service at the Taita cemetery was conducted by the Rev W Beckett, assisted by the Rev. J. J. Lewis, of Petone.
The late Mr. Clement arrived in Wellington as far back as 1849, and, although he made his home in the Hutt Valley, he was well known by early Wellingtonians, mainly by reason of his association with the Methodist Church. He saw Wellington grow from a mere village to its present proportions, and remembered when there was no Lambton-quay worthy of the name. When visited by a Post reporter some months ago, Mr. Clement related many of his early experiences, and was particularly proud of the fact that at oue time he walked regularly every Sunday from Taita to Wellington, where he conducted church services, returning to his home by foot the same day. Mr. Clement is survived by a large number of descendants.

Probate John Clement, Place: Taita, Occ: Settler, Date of Death: 30/10/1914, AAOM 6029 17058, Filed: 9/12/1914, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Christ Church Cemetery Headstone Reads
Sacred to the memory
of
SARAH AUGUSTA,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN CLEMENT,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 13TH 1877.
AGED 41 YEARS.
ALSO OF
LUCY,
INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 26TH (sic) 1874.
A LOVING WIFE, A MOTHER DEAR
A FAITHFUL FRIEND, LIES BURIED HERE.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN CLEMENT
WHO DEAPRTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 30TH 1914.
AGED 90 YEARS.
PEACEFULLY SLEEPING
Facts
  • 1824 - Birth -
  • 30 OCT 1914 - Death -
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
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PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
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CHILDREN
MJohn Clement
Birth1824
Death30 OCT 1914
Marriage21 JUN 1852to Sarah Augusta Hopton at Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sydney street, Wellington
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Clement
Birth1824
Death30 OCT 1914
Marriage21 JUN 1852to Sarah Augusta Hopton at Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sydney street, Wellington
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Sarah Augusta Hopton
Birth1836
Death13 MAR 1877
Marriage21 JUN 1852to John Clement at Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sydney street, Wellington
FatherRobert Hopton
MotherCharlotte Unknown
CHILDREN
MFrank Ward Clement
Birth1875
Death
FDaughter Clement
Birth13 MAR 1877
Death13 MAR 1877
MHenry Samuel Clement
Birth1854
Death15 JAN 1888
Marriage1878to Alice Sophia Jones
MRobert Hopton Clement
Birth1855
Death4 MAR 1930
Marriage10 MAY 1883to Elizabeth Hudson
MAlfred Green Clement
Birth1857
Death
FMary Emma Clement
Birth1858
Death
Marriage1879to Andrew William Johnson
FCharlotte Hannah Clement
Birth1860
Death7 JUL 1932
Marriage1881to Charles Russell
MWilliam John Clement
Birth1862
Death
MAlmon Whittaker Clement
Birth
Death
MWalter Charles W Clement
Birth1864
Death
MArthur Ernest Clement
Birth1866
Death
Marriage4 DEC 1896to Annie Johnsen at At The Residence Of His Sister, Mrs Johnston, Taita
FAugusta Lavinia Clement
Birth1867
Death
MFrederick Benjamin Clement
Birth1869
Death
FRuth Waters Clement
Birth1871
Death
FLucy Clement
Birth1873
Death25 FEB 1874
Descendancy Chart
John Clement b: 1824 d: 30 OCT 1914
Sarah Augusta Hopton b: 1836 d: 13 MAR 1877
Daughter Clement b: 13 MAR 1877 d: 13 MAR 1877
Henry Samuel Clement b: 1854 d: 15 JAN 1888
Robert Hopton Clement b: 1855 d: 4 MAR 1930
Elizabeth Hudson b: 1863 d: 8 OCT 1942
Lottie Augusta Johnson b: 1880 d: 3 DEC 1921
Charlotte Hannah Clement b: 1860 d: 7 JUL 1932
Lucy Clement b: 1873 d: 25 FEB 1874
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