Person Index

Harris, Abraham

Abraham HARRIS
b: 25 AUG 1810
d: 22 OCT 1874
Biography
Christ Church''s Web Site
37 HARRIS A. H.
37 HARRIS Abraham
37 HARRIS Sophia
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43 HARRIS Annie
43 HARRIS Mary
43 HARRIS Mary
43 HARRIS Sarah

Some details from Bill and Shona Harris''s Family Tree

Listed under Taita
NZPO 1880 - 81 Harris Mrs. A

From Christ Church Taita Restoration Appeal Folder, Reference 220
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9 October 1991

Mr. I. Staite
R.D. 9
Palmerston North

Dear Mr. Staite

Thank you for the cheque for seventy-five dollars, from the Harris Family Reunion fund, for the restoration of the Harris plaque in Christ Church. Enclosed is the Society''s receipt.

I am glad you were able to attend the re-dedication service on Sunday. It was gratifying to see so many at the service and to have the restoration work completed. The support from so many members of the Society has been greatly appreciated by the Society''s Committee.

Yours sincerely,

Marion Knight (Miss)
Treasurer
Christ Church Preservation Society Inc.

Noted on letter - Receipt No. 715995 - To Society''s Fund? For Plaque restoration cost



Bolton sailed from London 19 November 1839 and arrived 30 April 1840
Names as shown on passenger list
Harris Abraham, Aged: 29, Labourer & Brickmaker
Harris Sophia, Aged: 29
Harris Sophia, Aged: 8
Harris James, Aged: 6
Harris Edward, Aged: 4
Harris Walter, Aged: 2
Harris Thomas, Aged: 10 weeks

Wellington Independent 15 December 1863
Sheep Inspector''s Report, (continued).
Report of the number and condition of the Sheep depastured in the Wellington and West Coast Districts for 1863.
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Station: Waiwetu, Name of owner or person in charge: W. Ebden, No. of Sheep: 47, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 1 11 1/2
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Station: Taita, Name of owner or person in charge: W. R. Welch, No. of Sheep: 39, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 1 7 1/2
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Station: Waiwetu, Name of owner or person in charge: F. Freathey, No. of Sheep: 40, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 1 8
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Station: Taita, Name of owner or person in charge: Harris, No. of Sheep: 24, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 1 0
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Station: Taita, Name of owner or person in charge: Geo. Buck, No. of Sheep: 20, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 0 10
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Station: Auburn, (sic) Hutt, Name of owner or person in charge: H. Speedy (sic), No. of Sheep: 168, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 7 0
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Station: Belmont, Name of owner or person in charge: W. H. Ellerm, No. of Sheep: 50, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 2 1 1/2
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Station: Stokes Valley, Name of owner or person in charge: G. Sykes, No. of Sheep: 100, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 4 2
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Station: Hutt, Name of owner or person in charge: W. C. Devereux, No. of Sheep: 11, Assessment 1/2 d each: 0 0 5 1/2
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Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Abraham Harris, Date: 22/10/1874, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 123
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Burial Record St James Anglican, Lower Hutt

Evening Post 23 October 1874
On the 22nd inst., at his residence, Taita, Abraham Harris, aged 64 years.
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THE Friends of the late Mr ABRAHAM HARRIS, Taita, are respectfully invited to follow his remain, which will move from his late residence on SUNDAY, the 25th INST, at half past 1 o''clock punctually.
JOHN EDWARDs,
Undertaker, Taita.
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An old and respected resident of the Taiti (sic), Mr Abraham Harris, has, we regret to learn, died. The funeral is announced to take place on Sunday.

Evening Post 27 January 1876
WEDNESDAY, 8th MARCH.
GEORGE THOMAS is instructed by the Acting Trustee under the will of the late Mr. ABRAHAM HARRIS to offer for sale by public auction on Wednesday, the 8th day of March, 1876, at his auction rooms, in the city of Wellington -
That valuable estate, situate in the Wairarapa, and known as "Harris Run," comprising sections 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, and 31, Warekaka block, and sections 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 176, and 177, Awhea block, containing together 4650 acres, or thereabouts, of excellent land, nearly the whole of which is substantially fenced, together with commodious dwelling house, wool sheds, sheep-yards, and other conveniences, and a flock of sheep depasturing there-on, numbering 3500, or thereabouts, the whole forming a most compact and valuable property well worthy the attention of capitalists.
A plan of the land may be seen either at the offices of the Auctioneer or of the vendor''s solicitors.
For further particulars apply to GEORGE THOMAS, Auctioneer; TRAVERS & OLLIVIER, Vendor''s Solicitors
Or to MR. CHARLES HARRIS, On the Run,
By whom the property will be shown to intending purchasers.

Probate Abraham Harris, Place: Hutt, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death: 22/10/1874, AAOM 6029 774, Filed: 18/11/1874, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Evening Post 12 April 1881
A QUARREL AT THS TAITA.
Lucy Lockhead was summoned for assaulting Sophia Harris at the Taita on the 30th March. Mrs. Harris, on a cross-summons was charged with assaulting Lucy Lockhead. Mr. Gordon Allan appeared for Harris, and Mr. Stafford for Lockhead. It appeared that a girl named Nelly Johnson, her mother being dead, and the father, it was alleged, having neglected to support her, was adopted by an uncle and placed in the charge of Mrs. Harris. The defendant Lockhead and her mother, who is an aunt of the girl Johnson, hearing, as the former alleged, that the child was ill-treated, went to Mrs. Harris'' to see her. Mrs. Harris said that the girl was not at home, although in Court she admitted that she was in the house at the time. Harris alleged that Lookhead used bad langnage, and slapped her in the face. This the latter denied, alleging that Harris abused her and assaulted her. The magistrate dismissed both informations, saying that it appeared to bo simply a case of recrimination between angry women on both sides, and the evidence was so contradictory that he would not be justified in convicting on either charge. He thought it would be bettor in many of these cases if the parties were to wash their "dirty linen at home."

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Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Sophia Harris, Date: 21/9/1888 (sic), Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 123
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Burial Record Date: 20/9/1888 (sic)

Evening Post 22 September 1888
HARRIS.- On 21st (sic) September, at 9.50 pm, at her residence, Taita, Sophia Harris, relict of the late Abrahma Harris, aged 77 years.
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Another of Wellington''s oldest settlers passed away last evening in the person of Mrs. Sophia Harris, relict of the late Mr. Abraham Harris, of the Taita. Mrs. Harris arrived in Wellington with her husband in one of the pioneer vessels in 1840. Here they settled for some years, and then removed to the Taita, where Mr. Harris engaged in sawmilling business. They experienced the many hardships that were undergone by the early settlers, and also were obliged with others for a while to give up their home during the troublous times experienced with the natives. The war over, they, with the rest of the settlers, returned to the Hutt district. Mrs. Harris survived her husband some 15 years, and succumbed last evening, through general decay, at the ripe age of 77. There was a large family of ten children, all of whom are living, while grandchildren and great-grandchildren make up a family circle of about 70. Mrs. Harris was greatly respected throughout the district, and was well known to all old settlers in this province, who will sympathise with her family in their loss.


Evening Post 24 September 1888
THE Friends of the late Mrs. Sophia Harris are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave her late residence, Taita, on Tuesday, 25th September, at 3 o''clock p.m.
E. & A. COLLETT,
Undertakers, Petone.

Probate Sophia Harris, Place: Taitai (sic), Occ: Widow, Date of Death: 21/9/1888, AAOM 6029 3095, Filed: 2/10/1888, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington


Christ Church Cemetery Headstone Reads
SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
ABRAHAM HARRIS
BORN 26 AUGUST 1810
DIED 22 OCTOBER 1874.
SOPHIA HARRIS
DIED 21 SEPTEMBER 1888
AGED 77 YEARS.


Christ Church Cemetery Plaque Reads
IN MEMORY OF ABRAHAM AND SOPHIA
HARRIS WHO REACHED PORT NICHOLSON IN
THE SHIP "BOLTON" ON 20TH APRIL 1840.
ABRAHAM OPERATED THE FIRST TIMBER MILL
IN THE WELLINGTON AREA AND MILLED THE
TIMBER FOR THIS CHURCH FREE OF CHARGE.
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PLANTED BY THEIR DESCENDANTS.
Facts
  • 25 AUG 1810 - Birth -
  • 4 NOV 1810 - Christening - ; St Mary''''s, Broomfield, England
  • 22 OCT 1874 - Death - ; Taita, Wellington
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Abraham HARRIS
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Family Group Sheet - Child
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CHILDREN
MAbraham HARRIS
Birth25 AUG 1810
Death22 OCT 1874Taita, Wellington
Marriage30 OCT 1830to Sophia Harris at St Marys Anglican Church, Broomfield, England
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Abraham HARRIS
Birth25 AUG 1810
Death22 OCT 1874 Taita, Wellington
Marriage30 OCT 1830to Sophia Harris at St Marys Anglican Church, Broomfield, England
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Sophia Harris
Birth17 APR 1810
Death21 SEP 1888 Taita, Wellington
Marriage30 OCT 1830to Abraham HARRIS at St Marys Anglican Church, Broomfield, England
FatherJames Harris
MotherJane Mugridge
CHILDREN
MJames HARRIS
Birth28 FEB 1833Broomfield, Essex, England
Death12 OCT 1897
Marriage11 JAN 1854to Mary Jane Mabey at Christ Church, Taita
MThomas Harris
Birth1839
Death
Marriage1859to Phoebe Ann Rayner
MWalter HARRIS
Birth2 APR 1837Broomfield, Essex, England
Death8 NOV 1915
Marriage1866to Sarah Jane Wyeth
MEdward Richard (Twin) Harris
Birth15 JAN 1835Broomfield, Essex, England
Death18 AUG 1901
Marriage1859to Mary Ann Daysh
FEllen Matilda Harris
Birth1848
Death9 DEC 1939
Marriage1868to George Dew
FMary Ann HARRIS
Birth12 MAR 1831Broomfield, Essex, England
Death6 JUN 1893
Marriage18 APR 1854to John Houghton at Christ Church, Taita
MDavid John HARRIS
Birth1840
Death1842Died Young In New Zealand
FEmma Jane (Twin) HARRIS
Birth15 JAN 1835Broomfield, Essex, England
Death12 NOV 1835Broomfield, Essex, England
MCharles David HARRIS
Birth1843
Death19 JAN 1913
MGeorge HARRIS
Birth1846
Death
MWilliam Henry HARRIS
Birth1850
Death
FElizabeth Sarah HARRIS
Birth1851
Death
MAbraham John HARRIS
Birth1855
Death29 JUN 1933
Marriage1881to Margaret Mary O''Brien
Descendancy Chart
Abraham HARRIS b: 25 AUG 1810 d: 22 OCT 1874
Sophia Harris b: 17 APR 1810 d: 21 SEP 1888
James HARRIS b: 28 FEB 1833 d: 12 OCT 1897
Mary Jane Mabey b: 1836 d: 1 AUG 1921
Mary Jane HARRIS b: 1877
Job HARRIS b: 1880 d: 23 SEP 1960
Frances Elizabeth Hill b: 1881 d: 21 MAR 1948
Rachel HARRIS b: 1863 d: 16 DEC 1926
Alice HARRIS b: 1868
Abraham HARRIS b: 1859 d: 30 MAY 1921
Sarah Jane HARRIS b: 1854 d: 20 MAR 1879
NR HARRIS b: 1856
Sophia HARRIS b: 1873
Mary HARRIS b: 1864 d: 1864
James HARRIS b: 1861
Mary Ann HARRIS b: 1871 d: 1872
Annie HARRIS b: 1866 d: 1867
Thomas Harris b: 1839
Phoebe Ann Rayner b: 1840 d: 8 OCT 1922
William Harris b: 1860
Mary Ann Harris b: 1861
Walter Harris b: 1865
Herbert H Harris b: 1872
May Harris b: 1887
Ida Harris b: 1884
Walter HARRIS b: 2 APR 1837 d: 8 NOV 1915
Sarah Jane Wyeth b: 1847 d: 15 JUL 1930
Edward Richard (Twin) Harris b: 15 JAN 1835 d: 18 AUG 1901
Mary Ann Daysh b: 1839 d: 24 MAY 1918
Ellen Matilda Harris b: 1848 d: 9 DEC 1939
George Dew b: 1840
Edward Herbert Dew b: 1876 d: 14 OCT 1876
James Edward Dew b: 1880
Son Dew b: 12 SEP 1873
Mary Ann HARRIS b: 12 MAR 1831 d: 6 JUN 1893
John Houghton b: 23 OCT 1818 d: 8 SEP 1879
Sophia Ann Houghton b: 1855 d: 1 APR 1861
John David Houghton b: 24 MAY 1860 d: 2 JUN 1860
Harriet Ellen Houghton b: 1858 d: 19 MAR 1916
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Sydney James Underwood b: 21 MAY 1906 d: 22 MAY 1906
Henry May Underwood b: 18 APR 1910
David John HARRIS b: 1840 d: 1842
Emma Jane (Twin) HARRIS b: 15 JAN 1835 d: 12 NOV 1835
Charles David HARRIS b: 1843 d: 19 JAN 1913
George HARRIS b: 1846
Abraham John HARRIS b: 1855 d: 29 JUN 1933
Margaret Mary O''Brien b: 1861 d: 26 JUN 1915
Mary Ann Harris b: 1883 d: 5 JAN 1952
Cyril Seldon Pike b: 1876 d: 18 JUL 1949
Jack Seldon Pike b: 1911 d: 1980
Margaret Lorraine Pike b: 1918 d: 2004
Frank Frethey b: 1910 d: 2000
Abraham William HARRIS b: 1882 d: 1900
Leonard HARRIS b: 1885 d: 1946
George Edward HARRIS b: 1890 d: 8 JUN 1917
Walter Claud HARRIS b: 1892 d: 29 MAR 1917
Margaret Juanita HARRIS b: 1895 d: 1961
Verna Doris HARRIS b: 1897 d: 1964
Kathleen Valentine HARRIS b: 1898 d: 1898
Lulu Ivy HARRIS b: 1902 d: 1969
Evelyn Arete HARRIS b: 1904 d: 1960
Ida May HARRIS b: 1893
Sophia HARRIS b: 1888
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