Person Index

Harris, Walter

Walter HARRIS
b: 2 APR 1837
d: 8 NOV 1915
Biography
Some details from Bill and Shona Harris''s Family Tree

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

Wairarapa Daily Times 16 July 1903
OBITUARY.
Mr Robert Wyeth,
...
Deceased has a grown-up family of nine, five sons and four daughters, and include Messrs George Wyeth (Kurupuni), Thomas Wyeth (Opaki), Charles Wyeth (Woodlands, Canterbury), Joseph Wyeth (Wellington), John Wyeth (Foxton), and Mrs Gorringe, Mrs A. McLeod, Mrs W. Harris, and Mrs J. L. Murray, all of Masterton.
...

Marriage Details
1866/6436, Bride: Sarah Jane Wyeth, Groom: Walter Harris

Death Details
1915/8397, Walter Harris, Aged: 78Y - Date of Death 8/11/1915 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 002183
Surname: HARRIS
First Names: WALTER
Age: 78
Date of Death: 8/11/1915
Date of Burial: 10/11/1915
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan III
Row: WH
Plot: 11


Evening Post 9 November 1915
The death of Mr. Walter Harris, of Lansdowne, removes one of the earliest settlers in the Wairarapa district. Deceased was born in Essex, England, in 1837, and four years later reached New Zealand with his parents in the emigrant ship Lord William Bentinck. The family almost immediately settled at the Hutt. In the early coaching days, long before railway communication between Wellington and the Wairarapa was thought of he drove between the city and the Hutt. Subsequently he prosecuted the work of a carrier over the Rimutaka, and his trips up the rugged and tortuous track, in all kinds of weather, were full of adventure. About forty years ago he settled on the Upper Opaki Plain with his bride (a daughter of the late Mr. Robert Wyeth), and there he and Mrs. Harris reared a family of six sons and five daughters. For the past two years he had been in indiffernt health.

Probate Walter Harris, Place: Masterton, Occ: Settler, Date of Death: 8/11/1915, AAOF W5447 49/15, Filed: 9/12/1915, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

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Death Details
1930/5381, Sarah Jane Harris, Aged: 83Y - Date of Death 15/7/1930 from Death Registration


Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 003705
Surname: HARRIS
First Names: SARAH JANE
Age: 83
Date of Death: 15/07/1930
Date of Burial: 17/07/1930
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan III
Row: SJH
Plot: 11

Probate Sarah Jane Harris, Place: Masterton, Occ: Widow, AAOF W5447 444/30, Filed: 21/7/1930, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
Facts
  • 2 APR 1837 - Birth - ; Broomfield, Essex, England
  • 8 NOV 1915 - Death -
Ancestors
   
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Abraham HARRIS
25 AUG 1810 - 22 OCT 1874
  
  
  
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Walter HARRIS
2 APR 1837 - 8 NOV 1915
  
 
  
 
 
Sophia Harris
17 APR 1810 - 21 SEP 1888
  
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
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
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Walter HARRIS
Birth2 APR 1837Broomfield, Essex, England
Death8 NOV 1915
Marriage1866to Sarah Jane Wyeth
FatherAbraham HARRIS
MotherSophia Harris
PARENT (F) Sarah Jane Wyeth
Birth1847
Death15 JUL 1930
Marriage1866to Walter HARRIS
FatherRobert Wyeth
MotherJane Runnells
CHILDREN
Descendancy Chart
Walter HARRIS b: 2 APR 1837 d: 8 NOV 1915
Sarah Jane Wyeth b: 1847 d: 15 JUL 1930
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