Person Index

Clere, Martha Louisa

Martha Louisa Clere
b: 1851
d: 1 SEP 1935
Marriage Details
1880/3185, Bride: Martha Louisa Kere (sic), Groom: John Welsby - Date of Marriage 5/2/1880 from Marriage Registration
- accessed Dec 2012

Evening Post 10 February 1880
WELSBY - CLERE.- On the 5th February, at St. Paul''s Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev. B. W. Harvey, M.A., John, third surviving son of Thomas Welsby, Esq., of Chester and Southport, to Louisa, eldest daughter of the Rev. Henry Clere, M.A., Vicar of Tickenham, Somersetshire. Home papers please copy.

Death Details
1920/3362, John Welsby, Aged: 69Y - Date of Death 10/8/1920 from Death Registration

Karori Cemetery
Last Name: WELSBY
First Name: JOHN
Age: 69
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Service Date: 12-08-1920
Service Provided: Burial
Funeral Director: WILSON
Cemetery: Karori
Section: CH ENG2
Plot Number: 122 F
Record Number: 59177

Evening Post 10 August 1920
WELSBY.- On the 10th August, 1920, at Wellington (suddenly), John, beloved husband of Martha Louisa Welsby; aged 69 years. (Private interment.)
The death of Mr. John Welsby, C.E., of Marion-street, took place suddenly at an early hour this morning. The deceased gentleman was about as usual yesterday, but was overcome with a sudden seizure last evening, from which he did not recover. Mr. Welsby was born in Chester 69 years ago, and was the elder surviving son of the late Mr. Thomas Welsby of that city. He was a civil engineer by profession, and was for fourteen years Engineering Instructor at the Wellington Technical College. He leaves a widow, three sons, and four daughters. The interment will be private.

Evening Post 13 August 1920
The funeral of the late Mr. John Welsby took place yesterday morning, Canon Feilden Taylor conducting the service at the graveside. Only very near relatives were present, including Mr. Vaughan Welsby (youngest son). Mr. Carl Engstrom, of Masterton (son-in-law), and. Mr. F. de J. Clere (Brother-in-law). The late Mr. Welsby was educated at Wigton College and was a very clever mathematician. He married the eldest daughter of the late Henry Clere, M.A., formerly vicar of Twickenham. Dr. C. B. Welsby, a son of the deceased, is at present in England.

Probate John Welsby, Place: Wellington, Occ: Civil Engineer, AAOM 6029 29773, Filed: 14/9/1920, Archives NZ, Wellington

Death Details
1935/20062, Martha Louisa Welsby, Aged: 84Y - Date of Death 1/9/1935 from Death Registration

Karori Cemetery
Last Name: WELSBY
Age: 84
Deceased Date: 00-00-0000
Occupation: Widow
Service Date: 04-09-1935
Service Provided: Burial
Cemetery: Karori
Section: CH ENG2
Plot Number: 122 F
Record Number: 59182

Evening Post 3 September 1935
WELSBY.- On September 1, 1935, at the family residence, 18 Marion Street, Wellington, New Zealand, Martha Louisa, relict of the late John Welsby, C.E., and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Henry Clere, M.A., formerly rector of Tickenham, Somersetshire, England. A loving and devoted mother.
He giveth His beloved sleep.
THE Friends of the late Mrs Martha Louisa Welsby are invited to attend the Funeral Service, which will be held at St Peter''s Church, Willis Street, on Wednesday, September 4, 1935, commencing at 2.30 p.m. Private interment at Karori Cemetery.
22 Vivian Street and Karori
Day and Night Tel., 26-073

Evening Post 14 September 1935
Another link with the early days has been severed in the passing of Mrs. M. Louisa Welsby at the family residence, Marion Street, after a long period of ill health. Mrs. Welsby was born at Rochdale, Lancashire, England, and was the eldest surviving daughter of the late Rev. Henry Clere, M.A., and Mrs. Ellen Clere, the authoress, coming to New Zealand with her people in the ship Hurunui in 1877. She was educated in England, France, and Germany, and was an accomplished pianist and soloist, and also gifted in languages. Mrs. Welsby was a true English-gentlewoman, retaining the early English customs right to the end. She was a lady with the highest sense of home duty, never seeking publicity and being always a true lover of home life. In 1880 she married Mr. John Welsby, civil engineer, son of the late Mr. Thomas Welsby, of Chester, England, at St. Paul''s Pro-Cathedral, Wellington, and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. E. Engstrom (Masterton), the Misses Della, Zoe, and Nina Welsby, and one son, Mr. Vaughan Welsby, formerly of New York, but now resident in New Zealand, and also by two sisters, Mrs. Temple Frere (Kent, England) and Mrs. H. Willans (Day''s Bay), and one brother Mr. F. de Jersey Clere, of Wellington. There are four grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren. Her husband predeceased her fifteen years ago, and two sons in more recent years. Mrs. Welsby died on the anniversary of the death of her son Dr. Claude B. Welsby, and much sympathy is felt for her family and relatives. A service was conducted at St. Peter''s Church by the Ven. Archdeacon Bullock, who also officiated at the graveside, the pall-bearers being Mr. Vaughan Engstrom (grandson), Mr. Eric Clere (nephew), Mr. J. Ellis, Mr. E. Fitzgerald Eagar, Mr. Upchurch, and Mr. Fitchett.

Probate Martha Louisa Welsby, Place: Wellington, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6029 57163, Filed: 9/9/1935, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1851 - Birth -
  • 1 SEP 1935 - Death -
Henry Clere
1818 - 29 JUN 1887
Martha Louisa Clere
1851 - 1 SEP 1935
Ellen Vaughan
1822 - 23 OCT 1885
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Henry Clere
Death29 JUN 1887
Marriage1849to Ellen Vaughan
PARENT (F) Ellen Vaughan
Death23 OCT 1885
Marriage1849to Henry Clere
FKatharine Vaughan Clere
Death24 OCT 1938
Marriage5 APR 1886to Harry Walter Willans
FHarriett Henrietta Vaughan Clere
Marriage7 APR 1886to Temple Frere
FMartha Louisa Clere
Death1 SEP 1935
Marriage5 FEB 1880to John Welsby at St Pauls Pro Cathedral, Wellington
MFrederick De Jersey Clere
Death13 AUG 1952
Marriage18 APR 1883to Mary Goodbehere at St John''s Church, Feilding
Marriage17 OCT 1905to Elizabeth Johnston Ingles at St Pauls Pro Cathedral, Wellington
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Welsby
Death10 AUG 1920
Marriage5 FEB 1880to Martha Louisa Clere at St Pauls Pro Cathedral, Wellington
PARENT (F) Martha Louisa Clere
Death1 SEP 1935
Marriage5 FEB 1880to John Welsby at St Pauls Pro Cathedral, Wellington
FatherHenry Clere
MotherEllen Vaughan
Descendancy Chart
Martha Louisa Clere b: 1851 d: 1 SEP 1935
John Welsby b: 1851 d: 10 AUG 1920
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