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Herring, John Edward Rev

John Edward Rev Herring
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Wellington Independent 30 September 1869
of this fifth Diocesan Synod of Wellington.

Record Title : Davis, William Henry Whitmore 1812-1901
John Edward Herring, 1860s
Reference Number : PAColl-2511-23
Display Dates : 1866-1870
Quantity : 1 b&w original photographic print(s)
Physical Description : Albumen carte de visite print 9.1 x 5.9 cm on mount 10.5 x 6.4 cm
Scope & Contents : Carte de visite portrait of Rev John Edward Herring, vicar of St James'' Church, Lower Hutt, taken in the late 1860s by William Henry Whtimore Davis, of Wellington.
Restrictions : Unrestricted
Collection Record : St James'' Church (Lower Hutt) :Photographs (PAColl-2511)
Collection Status : PART OF COLLECTION
Issue Status : PIECE of Issuable Item
Digital Copy : Digital copy available
Names : Davis, William Henry Whitmore, 1812-1901 (as the photographer)
Herring, John Edward, 1836-1896 (Subject)
Subjects : Anglican Communion - Clergy
Image/Type : Portraits
Media/Processes : Albumen photoprints
Cartes de visite
from web site,1 accessed 8 November 2011

Record Title : Herring, Margaret, b 1838
Display Dates : 1861-1870
Reference Number : MSY-6846
Issue Restriction : Unrestricted
Collection Status : COLLECTION
Issue Status : Issuable ITEM
Quantity : 1 volume(s) (60 pages)
Physical Description : Holograph (photocopies) (brown buckram hinged-lid box)
Scope and Contents : Mainly letters to family in England from Margaret describing the voyage out on the Sir George Pollock, 1861, to Nelson. Letters contain references to Bishop and Mrs Hobhouse, Wellington, Bishop and Mrs Abraham, Mr Thatcher, Richard Barton of Upper Hutt where Rev Herring was a clergyman until 1870
Names : Herring, Margaret b 1838 (Creator)
Sir George Pollock (Ship) (Subject)
Hobhouse family (Subject)
Abraham family (Subject)
Barton, Richard, 1790-1866 (Subject)
Thatcher, Frederick (Rev), 1814-1890 (Subject)
Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (Subject)
Herring, John Edward, 1836-1896 (Subject)
St James'' Anglican Church (Lower Hutt, N.Z.) (Subject)
Subjects : Tasman Region (N.Z.) - Emigration and immigration
Pioneer life - New Zealand - Tasman Region
Pioneer life - New Zealand - Wellington Region
Women pioneers
Nelson-Marlborough Region (N.Z.) - Description and travel
Women immigrants
Places : Nelson City
Wellington City
Upper Hutt City
Hutt Valley
Record Types : Personal records Correspondence
General records Shipboard accounts
General Notes : Donor/vendor - Copied from originals in 1969 (Acc 133,507)
Copy Availability : Incomplete typed transcript at MS-Papers-6902
Originals Location : La Trobe Library, Melbourne
Institution : Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand,2 Accessed 8 November 2011

Name of wife Margaret Eaton from this web site


Wellington Independent 22 December 1863
JOHNSTONE - VON TUNZELMANN - On Wednesday, Dec 9, 1863, at the Taita Church, by the Right Rev the Lord Bishop of Wellington, assisted by the Rev. J. E. Herring; the Rev G. H. Johnstone, late acting chaplain of Otahuhu, Auckland, and of the Hutt Valley, Wellington, to Aline, daughter of Major Von Tunzelmann, of Oesil, Livonia, Russia.

Wellington Independent 23 June 1864
WILLIS - RIDDIFORD.- On the 18th June, at St. James Church, Hutt, by the Rev. the Lord Bishop of Wellington, assisted by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Wm, J. Willis, Esq., R.M., Lieut. H.M. 2nd Batt, 14th Regt., to Amelia, third daughter of D. Riddiford, Esq., of Woburn, Hutt. No cards.

Marriage Details
1864/8515, Bride: Mary Ann White, Groom: Edmund Mudgway

New Zealand Spectator and Cook''s Strait Guardian 7 January 1865
On the 29th Dec., 1864, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Mr. EDMUND MUDGWAY, to MARY ANN, daughter of Mr. Charles White, Lower Hutt
Wellington Independent 7 January 1865
MUDGWAY - WHITE - On Dec 29th, 1864, at Christchurch (sic) Taita, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Curate of the Parish, Mr Edmund Mudgway, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr Charles White, Lower Hutt

Marriage Details
1865/6284, Bride: Maria Ann Wyeth, Groom: Isaac Sykes

Wellington Independent 11 November 1865
SYKES - WYETH.- On the 8th October, at St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Isaac, eldest son of Mr George Sykes, Stokes'' Valley, to Maira Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Wyeth, Upper Hutt

Evening Post 19 December 1867
On the 17th inst., at St. James'' Church, Hutt, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Henry Barber, to Phillipa Jane, daughter of the late Wm. Knight, Waiwetu, Hutt.

Wellington Independent 6 February 1868
WILLIAMS - BEETHAM.- On January 22, at St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, assisted by the Rev. H. W. St. Hill, James Nelson, youngest son of the Right Reverend W. Williams, D.C.L., Bishop Waiapu, to Mary Margaret, second daughter of William Beetham, Esq., Taita, Wellington

Wanganui Herald 28 March 1868
On the 25th March, at Christ Church, Taita, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Robert Charles Earle, surgeon, Wanganui, to Eliza Ellen, second daughter of Thomas Mason, Esq., Hutt

Evening Post 9 June 1868
On the 6th instant, at St, James'' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, A. G. Bertie Willoughby, to Mary Frances, youngest daughter of John Grace, Esq., J.P., of the Hermitage, Wainuiomata. No cards

Evening Post 30 June 1868
On the 24th inst., at St. James'', Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, John Geo. Frederick Wilford, Esq., surgeon, Hutt, to Elizabeth Catherine, eldest daughter of Thos. Mason, Esq, Taita

Evening Post 5 April 1869
On the 3rd inst., at St. Peter and St. Paul''s Church, Hutt, by the Rev. J. Leon, and subsequently at St. James'' Church, by the Rev. J. E. Herring, Patrick Alphonsus Buckley, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, Wellington, to Alice Jane, only daughter of the Hon. William Fitzherbert, Colonial Treasurer of New Zealand.

Wellington Independent 10 April 1869
HAYNES - FRANCIES.- On March 27, at St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. Herring, Mr W Haynes, eldest son of the late W. Haynes, Esq., to Julia, fourth daughter of J. Francies, Esq., both of the Hutt.

Free BMD Records show Date of Marriage Registered March 1861, District: Manchester, Names: John Edward Herring and Margaret Eaton (sic), Volume: 8d, Page: 166
The district Manchester is in the county of Lancashire

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle 4 September 1861
Entered Inwards
September 3, ship Sir George Pollock, 571, Frost, from London. Passengers: cabin -
Rev. J. E. Herring, Mrs. Herring,
Messrs. Herring,
THE SIR GEORGE POLLOCK.- This barque of 570 tons, Captain Frost, arrived in our harbour on Saturday, August 31, with seventy-nine passengers. She cleared the English channel on May 5, and on the 12th July, while rounding the Cape of Good Hope, her mizentop was carried away in a very severe gale. She sighted land on the 25th August, and arrived at an anchorage in our Bay on the 31st.

Wellington Independent 14 March 1863
TENDERS for Building a CHURCH at the Upper Hutt, will be received until April 13th by the Rev J. E. Herring, Upper Hutt.
Plans and Specifications may be seen at the Rev. F. Thatcher''s, Thorndon Parsonge, Wellington.
The Committee are not bound to accept the lowest tender.
March 13, 1863

Wellington Indepedent 3 October 1863
the account starts in the Wellington Independent 1 October 1863
The Rev G. H. Johnstone, the clergyman who has been labouring for the last two years with great assiduity at the Lower Hutt, has announced to me his intention of resigning his charge on Advent Sunday; and I may mention to the Synod that the Board of Nominators have presented the Rev J. E. Herring to me for institution to the Parish, which nomination Mr Herring has accepted, and which I shall forwith proceed to sanction.
I have ascertained that Churches and Schools of this Town [Wanganui] and of the Hutt Valley, and the Church and Parsonage at Napier, are in good repair, and with the exception of the Hutt School, that they are insured. I now lay on the Table all the accounts I have received.
I observe in one the late Reports from a neighbouring Diocese that complaints are made of the slackness of the Towns in helping the spiritual needs of the Country Districts. I am bound to say this charge cannot be laid against the Churchmembers of this city at all events, however true it may be that the Diocesan Fund derives no aid from the other towns. But while the Parishes of this city have been self supporting, they have also enabled me to send for two students from St Augustine''s College, Canterbury, who have been ordained in this Diocese, and have been and are ministering to the English and Natives resident in the Hutt Valley.
The opportune Grant of 1000 pounds made by the Society from Promoting Christian Knowledge to this Diocese has been in part expended in donaations to several Parishes and Districts. The Standing Committee have voted
and 100 pounds for the Church at Trentham, in the Upper Hutt, which is to be finished in December. This latter Church is to be built of corrugated iron, because standing in the immediate neighbourhood of so much timber it was considered particularly liable to fire.

Wellington Independent 20 February 1864
CHURCH OF ENGLAND ORDINATION.- We understand that the Rev. J. E. Herring of the Hutt, will be ordained priest; and Mr Dan Desbois will be ordained Deacon, on Sunday morning next by the Bishop of Wellington, at Te Aro Church.

Wellington Independent 10 March 1864
On Sunday the 21st Feb. the Rev. J. E Herring, was ordained priest and is stationed at the Hutt, and Mr Dan Desbois was ordained Deacon and is stationed in the Wairarapa.

Wellington Independent 21 May 1864
HERRING - May 12th, the wife of the Rev. J. E. Herring St. James'' Parsonage, Lower Hutt, of a son.

Wellington Independent 17 January 1865
On January 3rd, the members of the Taita Rifle Volunteer Corps assembled in Mr Welch''s paddock, for the purpose of partaking of the hospitality of Lieutenant Welch and Sergeant Hughey, who were successful competitors for Government Prizes.
A large tent was erected in which about 80 guests sat down to dinner. Major Gorton, Dr Boor, Rev. E. (sic) Herring, and the officers of the Hutt Volunteers, favored the company with their presence. Captain Ludlam occupied the chair in the most able manner, and was well supported by Dr Boor as vice-Chairman. A blessing having been asked by the Rev. J. E Herring, the company proceeded to do ample justice to the abundance of good things set before them. After the cloth was removed, Mr Hedges, the Secretary of the Company, read the following:— "Mr Chairman and Gentlemen ����� As this is the first time we have met together on an occasion like the present since the Taita Company of Rifle Volunteers was formed, I take this opportunity of giving these gentlemen who have favored us with their company to-day, and the members of the corps generally, a slight sketch of our proceedings during the past year. Gentlemen, you are all aware that three of our members, Lieutenant Welch, Sergeant Hughey, and Mr Thomas Harris have been successful competitors for Government prizes, and I am sure that the members of the corps are pleased with their success. Lieutenant Welch and Sergeant Hughey, having most liberally promised to give their prizes to the company in some way or other, considered the best way to spend their prize money would be to invite the whole of the Company to a friendly dinner, with the hope of maintaining the good feeling that has existed generally throughout the corps. I beg also to mention that during the past year we have had a trial of skill with the Porirua Rifle Volunteers, and although they were unsuccessful, they manifested the most cordial and friendly spirit throughout. We expect soon to fire a return match in the Taita, and I have no doubt that the same generous rivalry will exist in the next competition. I am happy to say that considering the scattered position and agricultural occupations of the members of the corps, the attendance at drill has been very good, and I am quite sure that you will all agree with me that we are under no small obligation to Major Gorton and Adjutant Cleland for the very able and efficient manner in which they have instructed us in our drill. In conclusion I only hope that the same good spirit which has existed hitherto, will always continue among us and tend to promote the peace and security of the district, and that the present may only be the first of many similar meetings."
The Chairman, on rising, said he had very great pleasure in proposing the health of her most gracious Majesty the Queen, and Royal Family. He was quite sure that wherever Englishmen assembled together they would always respond heartily to that toast. Drank with all honors.
The Chairman said the next toast he had to propose was the health of his Excellency Sir George Grey, the Governor of the Colony- He said Sir George Grey had taken a great interest in the affairs of New Zealand for the last twenty years, and that His Excellency was personally acquainted with, a great number of the old settlers, and he (Captain Ludlam) believed that Sir George Grey had the real welfare of the colony at heart. Drank with honors.
The Chairman said it was usual at all public dinners to drink the health of the Army and Navy, but more particularly on this occasion as this dinner was of a military character. The inhabitants of New Zealand were under the greatest obligations to the army and navy for their valuable services, in defending the homes and property of the settlers. I need not remind you of the gallant deeds performed by them during the late war in the North, and the loss of lives sustained in upholding her Majesty''s supremacy in New Zealand; most of the old settlers will also remember the war with the natives in 1846, when both soldiers and sailors rendered very great assistance in protecting our homes in the Hutt. Drank with honors.
The Chairman said he had great pleasure in proposing the health of the Colonial Troops, both Militia and Volunteers, and he begged to couple with this toast the name of Major Gorton. He had only to refer them to the manner in which they had acted in Taranaki in order to show the value of the civilian forces. He might also refer them to the time when the Militia performed very valuable services in this district. Drank with all honors. Major Gorton, in responding, said it gave him great pleasure to meet them on this occasion. He had seen the Militia and Volunteers at Taranaki behave in the most gallant manner, and he had no doubt that if ever the services of the Militia and Volunteers in this Province should ever be required that they would be able to do their duty. He begged to thank them for the very hearty manner in which they had drank his health, more particulary as there had been some slight misunderstanding between them. He felt happy to think that all past differences were forgotten, and he would always be glad, so far as lay in his power, to assist in furthering the interests of the Company. He was sorry for having to leave them so early in the evening, but had called a meeting in Wellington that night for the purpose of organizing a Volunteer Fire Brigade and that he was foregoing a pleasure to perform a duty. (Loud cheers).
The Chairman said it gave him great pleasure to propose the health of the Taita Volunteers and Captain Whitewood. He considered it a duty they all owed to one another, whether as Militiamen or Volunteers to devote some portion of their time to acquire the use of their arms, so as to be able to act in case of emergency. It was well known what a state of alarm we were all in before the settlers had arms issued to them. It had always been his opinion, and recent events had confirmed it, that the best way to keep peace with the Maories was to be prepared for war. He thought that the Government had taken a wise step in calling out the Militia once a month for the purpose of examining the arms and ammunition that had
been served out to them. If the Government were to propose to disarm the Militia it would raise an outcry from one end of the province to the other. He felt quite sure that they would all agree with him that it was quite necessary that the arms and ammunition should be inspected, so that if ever they were required for the protection of the country, they would be fit for service. He was happy to see the cordial and friendly spirit that had prevailed among them that evening and had great pleasure in drinking the above toast. Drank with honors.
Captain Whitewood, in responding to this toast, said he felt highly gratified in returning thanks to those gentlemen who had honored them with their presence that evening for the very kind manner in which they had drank their health, and he hoped that the conduct of the Taita Volunteers would always merit the approbation that had been accorded to them that evening. (Hear, hear).
The Chairman said the next toast he had the pleasure of proposing was that of Lieut. Welch and Sergeant Hughey, to whom he understood they were indebted for that entertainment. He knew that they were all acquainted with those two gentlemen whose names he had mentioned; their parents were among the earliest settlers and had borne their full share of the trials and difficulties that the first colonists had to contend with, and it was quite unnecessary for him to dwell on their liberality in inviting them together that evening. Drank with honors.
Mr Welch briefly returned thanks. Mr Milne begged to propose the Volunteer Officers of the district, and to include in that toast the name of Adjutant Cleland. He considered the members of the Volunteer Companies were under the deepest obligation to those gentlemen who had taken such great interest and devoted so much time towards bringing the Volunteer corps to that state of efficiency in which they now are. He considered that Captain Cleland had been identified with the Volunteer movement in the Hutt from the beginning. That his thorough knowledge of his duties as drill instructor, his courteous demeanor towards both officers and men, and the zest with which he had joined them in all their social enjoyments, had gained for him that high character he so justly merits. Drank with all honors.
Captain Cleland, in returning thanks said, he felt highly honored by the manner in which the company had responded to his health. He begged to disclaim any particular merit in being able to instruct them in the use of their arms. He had had a great number of years'' experience at drill, and he ought to be able to perform the duties of his office. He was proud to say that he had been connected with the first Company of Volunteers that had been organised in the Hutt, and they had been highly complimented by the General Government for the way in which the corps had been conducted; he had likewise been officially connected with the Taita Company, and he was happy to say that it gave him great pleasure to refer to the cheerful manner in which they had always acted while under his command. He was happy to include a number of the gentlemen present among his personal friends, but apart from that his official connexion (sic) with them had been a source of unmitigated pleasure. He was also officially connected with several Volunteer Corps in the Wairarapa which were in a high state of efficiency, and he would be happy to believe that his services had contributed to the success of the different Volunteer Corps in the district. (Loud cheers.)
The health of Dr Boor was next proposed and drank in a most hearty manner.
Dr Boor, in briefly returning thanks said, that he felt flattered with the manner in which they had drank his health, and as his professional services to the ladies had been mentioned he had great pleasure in proposing their health. Drank with the usual honors. Mr Milne said that he had another toast to propose, and one which gave him great pleasure, it was the Militia of the District, and with that toast Captain Ludlam, who had so ably filled the chair that evening. He hoped that no invidious distinction would arise between the Militia and Volunteers in this district, for should ever the services of the settlers be required, he felt quite sure that both Militia and Volunteers would heartily co-operate. Captain Ludlam had taken a prominent part in the affairs of the Hutt for the last twenty years, and had always been anxious to advance the interests of the inhabitants. He (Mr Milne) was quite sure that they would all agree with him that the thanks of that meeting were due to Captain Ludlam for his ability in the chair that night. Drank with honors.
The Chairman, on rising to reply, said, he hoped that neither the services of the Militia nor Volunteers would be required for any other purpose than training and exercise, but if unfortunately a war should break out amongst us, he had no doubt that every man would do his duty irrespective of the corps to which he belonged. It gave him great pleasure to think he had in any way contributed to the harmony of that meeting by occuping the chair, and he thanked them for the hearty manner in which they had drank his health. (Cheers.)
Several other complimentary toasts followed which were duly honored; the company were also favored with a number of songs during the evening, and at a late hour retired to their homes highly gratified with their day''s enjoyment, which will long be remembered as one of the most pleasant spent in the Taita.

Wellington Independent 7 September 1865
Mr. Geo. Beetham
Mr. W. A. Fitzherbert
Mr. Braithwaite
Mr. Hunt
Mr. Copeland, Senr.
Mr. Thos. Mills
Mr. W. Copeland
Mr. Trott
Mr. Dixon
Mr. Valentine
Mr. Downes
Rev. W. Watkin
Rev. J. E. Herring - Secretary and Treasurer
Conductor - Mr. George Williams
Meetings for Practice
Every Monday at the Mechanics'' Institute
7 to 9 p.m.
Terms Per Half-Year
Honorary Members, 10s. Members, 5s.
Members'' children under fourteen admitted to the classes free, subject to the approval of the Committee.
The first practice will be held on Monday Evening, Sept. 18th, when subscription will be received, and members'' names enrolled

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Wellington Independent 13 June 1866
A GENERAL MEETING of persons interested in re-establishment. will be held at the Mechanics'' Institute on Monday, June 15th, at 7 p.m.
Hon. Sec.

Evening Post 1 May 1866
On the 28th April, at the Parsonage, Hutt, the wife of the Rev. J. E. Herring, of a daughter

Wellington Independent 2 August 1866
STRAYED or stolen, a BAY PONY, marked on the forehead with a blaze, which runs into one eye, and with white hind feet. Who ever will bring him to the owner will be rewardrd. J. E. Herring, the Parsonage, Hutt.
July 30th

Evening Post 26 September 1866
J. E. Herring is mentioned as attending the Diocesan Synod

Daily Southern Cross 28 November 1866
We are indebted to the Rev. B. Thornton Dudley, Bishop''s Secretary, for the following corrected list, for the year 1867, of clergy of the Church of England, compiled from information furnished to the Bishop of New Zealand:-
G. R. Johnstone,
Wellington.- Bishop: C. J. Abraham, D.D. Clergy: J. E. Herring,

Wellington Independent 6 December 1866
A FETE in aid of the above CHURCH will be held on DECEMBER 27, 1866, in MRS. BARTON''S Grounds. Tea and Refreshments will provided.
The Hutt Volunteers Band will be in attendance. Admusements to consist of cricket, football, quoits, rounders, croquet, &c.
Gates to be open at 11 a.m. Tea at 4 p.m.
Admission 2s 6d; children, 1s
Tickets to be obtained from Mr C. D. Barraud, Lambton Quay, Wellington; Rev T. Fancourt, Porirua Road; Rev J. E. Herring, and Mr H. Cleland, Lower Hutt; Mr W. Cleland, Taita; and Messrs Abraham, Cruickshank, Wilkie, and J. Cotter, Upper Hutt

Wellington Independent 1 January 1867
THE HUTT FETE. On Thursday, Dec. 27th. a fete was held at the Upper Hutt, in aid of the funds for painting and adorning St. John''s Church, Trentham. The day, most unexpectedly in this rainy season, proved remarkably fine, and so afforded an opportunity for a goodly number of friends from Wellington and the Lower Hutt to evince their interest in the event. The festivities took place in a large paddock, admirably suited for the purpose, and not far from Trentham House, from which the path to the grounds led through a fine and picturesque avenue of trees. Three rural tents showed where was the centre of attraction. The first contained the members of the Lower Hutt Band, a band not only of hope, but of strength, and indispensable on all these occasions. In front of this tent, dancing was kept up with some spirit, though the roughness of the ground prevented much display of ease and grace, or of the fantastic toe and, indeed, caused not a few slips and falls, to the no small chagrin of the stumblers and amusement of the spectatars. In the second tent Capt. Cruickshank might be seen, with soldierly skill, cutting up hams and cakes and tarts, aided by a zealous corps of assistants. The third tent was dedicated to tea, that delightful and refreshing beverage, which exhilarates the gentler sex, and soothes the tempers of the stronger. This tent was crowded with occupants, all of whom we judged to be, from their beaming faces and air of quiet enjoyment, deeply pledged to the total abstinence movement. Here and there the fine old English and manly sports of cricket and leap-frog were kept up with vigour, nor was the new and fashionable game of croquet without its votaries. Altogether there appeared to be upwards of 400 persons on the ground, among whom we recognised the Rev A. Stock, and Mrs Stock, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Boor, - Spence, E. Pearce, Esq, and Captain Leatham from Wellington, the Misses Riddiford, Beetham, Fitzherbert, Mrs H. Jackson, Mrs Stillings, Mrs Braithwaite, Mrs Herring, H. Jackson, T. Williams, G. and H. Beetham, E. Riddiford, W. A. Fitzherbert, - Wilford, A. Braithwaite, Esqs, Rev J. E. Herring, and other friends from the Lower Hutt. Miss Grace, and N., T., and W. Grace, from the Wainui. S. A. Bowden, Esq., Mrs Abraham, Mrs Cotter of the Upper Hutt. During the day the Rev J. Abraham and Mrs Barton distributed the prizes, and awards to the deserving Sunday School scholars, and in the evening there was a grand illumination of the Christmas tree, hung o''er with toys and keepsakes for the children, and which had been provided by Mrs Barton and a few friends. All seemed to have enjoyed themselves well, and it is to be hoped that the net proceeds will meet the expectations of the fete committee, and thus reward those Christian friends who laboured so self-denyingly to promote the success of the fete, and to make the "duty of giving" both easy and pleasant to rich and poor alike.

Wellington Independent 3 January 1867
JACKSON - Grace.- On Thursday, December 27, by the Rev J. E. Herring, at St James'' Church, Hutt, Charles Welby, second son of John Jackson, Esq, of the Hutt, to Elizabeth, second daughter of John Grace, Esq, Hermitage, Wai-nui-o-mata.

Wellington Independent 10 January 1867
Will be held on Friday, 17th January, in Mr P. Laing''s ground, kindly for the occasion. The Band of the HUtt Rifle Volunteers have kindly promised their services for the day.
There will be dancing, croqet, crick, football and other sports. Gate to be opened at 11 a.m. and closed at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets, including admission and tea, 2s 6d; children, 1s 6d.
The profits will be devoted to provide an organ for St James'' Church.
Treasurer - Rev. J. E. Herring.
Committee -
Mrs Beetham
Mr G. Beetham
Mrs Braithwaite
Mr A. Braithwaite
Mrs Wm. Cleland
Mr H. Cleland
Mrs Collett
Dr Boor
Mrs Fitzherbert
Mr N. Grace
Mrs H. Jackson
Mr T. Mullins
Miss Riddiford
Mr A. Wilford
Mrs Stilling
Dr Wilford
Mrs Welch
Mr A. M. Smith
Mrs White
Mr N. Valentine
Tickets may be had from any of the Committee. If January 18th should prove wet, the Fete will be held on the following day.
Hon. Secretary.
January 9th, 1867.

Wellington Independent 17 January 1867
THE Rev J. E. HERRING will (D. V.) open a MORNING SCHOOL, at the Church School-house, on MONDAY, January 21st.
Boys under 12 years of age - 2 pounds 10s per quarter
Boys above 12 years of age - 3 pounds per quarter
Jan. 9, 1867

Wellington Independent 20 July 1867
PARISHIONERS Meeting.— A general meeting of parishioners of St James''s with Christchurch (sic), was held in the schoolroom, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday evening last, for the purpose of electing office bearers for the ensuing year, and passing the churchwardens'' accounts, &c. The audited balance sheet, which showed a surplus in land for ordinary church purposes of £14 13s 4 1/2d, and for special of £1 7s 10d, was, on the motion Mr G Allen, seconded by Mr Collett, passed. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Mullins, and carried, — "That Mr Mills be re-elected parishioners'' churchwarden for St James''s." Proposed by Mr Mills, seconded by Mr White, and carried, - That Mr Welch, sen. be parishioners'' churchwarden for Christchurch (sic). The Rev J. E. Herring nominated Mr Braithwaite for St James''s and Mr Raynor for Christchurch (sic) as his church-wardens. Proposed by Mr Braithwaite, seconded by Mr Mills, and carried, — That Messrs Allen Cleland, Collett, Mullins, Ransom and White, be vestrymen." Proposed by Mr Allen, seconded by Mr Collett, and carried, — "That Messrs kelham and Ludlam be auditors." Proposed by Mr Allen, seconded by Mr Collett, and carried, "That Messrs Beetham, Fitzherbert, and Kelham be re-elected parochial nominators." Resolved, "That the Collectors of last year be re-appointed, adding Mr Wm. Cleland to the Taita district. The meeting then separated.

Wellington Independent 22 October 1867
William Henry Herring, was brought up on remand, charged with uttering a forged cheque.
Mr Borlase appeared for the prisoner.
William Clapham, of Nghauranga, said that on Tuesday night last the prisoner came to his house and asked him to cash a cheque for 3 pounds, signed J. E. Herring, at the same time asking for supper and a bed. Witness cashed the cheque, and prisoner shortly afterwards seeing a trap at the door, said it was a good opportunity for getting into town and left. On the following day witness sent the cheque to the Bank, where it was dishonoured.
The Rev. Mr Herring said that the prisoner was his brother. He had never drawn the cheque; the signature in no way resembled his, and was in his brother''s handwriting. Prisoner had no authority to sign witness''s name.
Mr Tate, Manager of the Union of Bank of Australia, deposed to the fact of the cheque having been presented at the Bank and payment refused.
The prisoner, who made no remark, was then committed for trial, but admitted to bail, himself in the sum of 100 pounds, and two sureties in alike amount each.

Wellington Independent 2 April 1868
WANTED, an ORGANIST for St. James''s Church, the Hutt. Apply to the Rev. J. E. HERRING, the Parsonage

Wellington Independent 5 May 1868
St. JAMES'' CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL, LOWER HUTT. The teachers, Miss Sellar, Misses Riddiford, W. A. Fitzherbert, Esq, and other friends of the school assembled on Friday afternoon, April 24th, in the Church schoolhouse, and gave the children an afternoon and evening''s entertainment. Mr Mantell afforded them great delight by means of a magic lantern, and by reading some amusing pieces. The Rev. J. E. Herring distribed prizes to the following scholars, and a very pleasant evening was brought to a conclusion by singing the National Anthem:- 3rd class, girls — lst prize, Ellen Grace; 2nd prize, Harriet Ransom. 2nd class, girls — lst prize, Matilda Swafford; 2nd prize, Martha King; 2nd class boys - 1st prize, Vincent Ransom; 2nd prize, Henry W. Ellerm. 1st class — lst prize, Fred. Ellerm; 2nd prize, Albert Collett. Primer class, 1st division - 1st prize, Annie Elliott. Primer class, 2nd division - 1st prize, Eva Ransom; 2nd prize, Robert Relp (sic).

Wellington Independent 13 June 1868
A GENERAL MEETING of persons interested in re-establishment. will be held at the Mechanics'' Institute on Monday, June 15th, at 7 p.m.
Hon. Sec.

Wellington Independent 21 July 1868
Church Meeting At The Hutt. A general meeting of parishioners of St. James'' and Christchurch (sic), was held in the church schoolhouse on Wednesday evening, July 15th; the Rev. J. E. Herring in the chair. The following gentlemen were elected to serve as parish officers for the ensuing year:— Messrs W. Beetham, J. Kelham, and W. Fitzherbert, as parochial nominators; Messrs J. Kelham, and A. Ludlam as auditors of parish accounts; Mr Thomas Mullins as parishioners'' churchwarden for St. James'', Lower Hutt, and Mr W. Mantell, for Christchurch (sic), Taita; Messrs G. Allen, A. Braithwaite, H. Cleland, W. A. Fitzherbert, G. Hedges, W. Mantell, W. Ransom, H. Stilling, J. G. F. Wilford, and John White, as vestrymen; Messrs Ludlam and A. Braithwaite were also elected collectors for the Waiwetu district; Mr Collett for Petoni (sic); Mr T. Mullins for the Hutt Bridge district; Mr John White for the Middle Hutt; and Messrs Hedges and Mantell for the Taita. The Rev. J. E. Herring nominated Mr Collett as clergyman''s churchwarden for St. James'', and Mr G. Hedges for Christchurch (sic). Before separating, a unanimous vote of thanks was accorded to Mr W. Welch, senr., on his retiring from office, for his valuable and long continued services as churchwarden of Christchurch (sic), Taita.

Wellington Independent 19 June 1869
ORGANIST.- A Gentlemen is wanted to act as Organist for St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt. One who can lead and train a choir preferred. Apply to the Rev. J. E. HERRING, the Parsonage, Hutt.

Wellington Independent 29 June 1869
Taita Common School.— On Wednesday, the 23rd instant, the children of this school were examined by the Rev. J. E. Herring, assisted by T. C. Williams, Esq, and George Beetham, Esq., in the presence of a good assembly of the parents and friends of the pupils. The examiners expressed themselves as well pleased and satisfied with the ready manner in which their questions were answered, especially praising the "Fourth Book," and "Fourth Supplement" classes. A carefully and thoroughly conducted "paper" examination had been carried through previously by Mr Nickless (sic), the master, the highly satisfactory results of which were tabulated, and offered for inspection; indeed, examiners, committee, and visitors testified to the fact, that the manner in which the children had acquitted themselves was very creditable to teachers and scholars. On the following day, the young folks were regaled with a "tea," after which they separated to enjoy their midwinter holidays.

Wellington Independent 20 July 1869
The Hutt. A general meeting of the members of the Church of England was held in the Church School House, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday evening last, July 14th, the Rev. J. E. Herring in the chair. The following gentlemen were elected parochial officers for the ensuing year: Parochial Nominators — Messrs Beetham, Fitzherbert, and Kelham. Auditors of Parish Accounts — Messrs Kelham aud Ludlam. Parishioners'' Churchwarden, St James — Mr A. Braithwaite; Christchurch, Taita, Mr T. C. Williams. Vestrymen, Messrs G. Beetham, H. Collett, C. Grace, G. Hedges, T Mullins, W. Welch, J. White, H. Stilling. Collectors for the Waiwetu district, Messrs Ludlam and Braithwaite; for Petone, Mr Collett; for Lower Hutt, Mr Mullins; for Middle Hutt, Mr John White; for Taita, Messrs Leverton and G. Beetham. The Rev. J. E. Herring nominated Mr G. Allen a Clergyman''s Churchwarden for St James'', and Mr Mantell, for Christchurch (sic). Messrs Ludlam and Kelham, were also electod Synodsmen to represent the Church members of the Lower Hutt in the next Diocesan Synod.

Wellington Independent 9 October 1869
IT having become necessary to form a fund for the systematic relief of widows, orphans, and sick and aged poor in this district of all denominations, it has been decided to give a
At the Masonic Hall, Hutt, on
To commence at 8 p.m.
The proceeds to be handed over to Trustees to be hereafter named.
Tickets to be obtained from Messrs Burt and Valentine, Lower Hutt; and Messrs Hedges and E. Beetham, Taita.

Wellington Independent 19 March 1870
CLERICAL MEETING AT THE HUTT.- The usual quarterly meeting of the clergy of the diocese of Wellington was held at the Hutt on Tuesday last. The clergy met in St. James''s Church at 10 o''clock, when morning prayers were read by the Rev. Thomas Fancourt, and the litany by the Rev. H. W. St. Hill. The Venerable Archdeacon Hadfield preached a very able sermon from Genesis 3, 8, on the distinction between the conscience and the moral judgment. The Holy Communion was administered by the Archdeacon, assisted by the Rev. John E. Herring, the incumbent. At evening service, prayers were read by the Rev. W. H. Ewald, and the lessons by the Rev. H. W. St. Hill. The Rev. T. Fancourt preached from John 17, 20, 21, on Christian unity, and in his closing remarks feelingly alluded to the approaching departure from this diocese of the Rev. J. E. Herring. It is now decided that Mr Fancourt will succeed Mr Herring immediately after Easter Sunday

Wellington Independent 24 March 1870
Christ Church, Taita. - The children of the Sunday School in connection with this church, collected among themselves sufficient money to purchase a few presents, to express their gratitude to their deeply respected pastor and his family. On Sunday last, after the usual afternoon service, the Superintendent of the School, Mr Rayner, on behalf of the children, offered to the Rev. J. E. Herring this simple tribute of regard, and in a few words assured him of their grief at his removal, and of their earnest wishes for the future welfare of him and his. The unpretending ceremony was joined in by the congregation with mingled feelings of pleasure and pain - pleasure at the spontaneous act of the children, and pain at their approaching loss of those to whom all have become so warmly attached.

Wellington Independent 29 March 1870
The children attending the Sunday School in connection with Christ Church, Taita, have presented some farewell gifts to the Rev. J. E. Herring, who is about to leave the district.

Wellington Independent 16 April 1870
Sale of Furniture, &c.
At St James'' Parsonage, Lower Hutt.
MESSRS VENNELL, MILLS, & CO. have received instructions from the Rev. J. E. Herring, to sell by public auction, at St James'' Parsonage, Lower Hutt, on the above date, without reserve,
Sundry Household Furniture and Effects, &c,
comprising Chairs, tables, chest of drawers
Washstands, bedsteads, sofa
Clock, lamps, fenders, glass
Crockery and kitchen utensils
Garden tools, milk pans, churn
&c, &c, &c.
Also, About 100 volumes of books, including Encyclopaedia Britannica
Sale at 12 o''clock.
Terms cash.

Wellington Independent 21 April 1870
Presentation to the Rev. Mr Herring.— A very large and cordial gathering of church members took place on Tuesday evening from the associated parishes of the Lower Hutt and Taita, with the object of taking leave of their respected pastor the Rev. J. E. Herring, who is about to transfer himself and family to the colony of Victoria. Tea was served in the spacious room of the Masonic Hall, after which [te]stimonial, together with a purse containing £70 subscribed by the parishioners, was presented to Mr Herring in a few eloquent and appropriate words by the Hon. W. Fitzherbert, who acted as spokesman on the occasion, expressing the warm and grateful feelings of those who have for six years enjoyed the benefit of the reverend gentleman''s zealous ministrations and friendship, and it may be truly said that their hearty desire for his future welfare is the only mitigation of their deep regret at his departure. The evening was rendered further interesting by an impromptu concert, got up in compliment to Mrs Herring, who will be much missed and regretted. Her genial and kindly nature will ever be regretted by her many friends, and particularly the interest she has always taken in contributing by her musical taste to the encouragement and cultivation of their social pleasure. On the present occasion it is gratifying to allude to some most graceful contributions to the musical display of the evening by ladies and gentlemen from the city of Wellington, who kindly volunteered their very able performances, vocally and instrumentally. A similar evidence of the general esteem and popularity in whicli Mr and Mrs Herring are held, was shown by the presence in the crowded assembly of members from other Christian congregations as well as many former parishioners, who had come from considerable distances to mark their respect on the occasion. Nearly all his brother clergymen from the adjoining parishes were in attendance. Mr Herring''s ability as a preacher has long been recognised, and his friends and admirers augur a bright future for him. Immediately after the presentation of the farewell address, the concert was to have taken place, but, unavoidably, it was postponed from seven o''clock until eight o''clock, during which time the Hutt Band, under the able guidance of their bandmaster, Mr Valentine, played some very choice selections, which, to judge from the hearty applause, were well received by the crowded audience. Then followed songs and duets, which were well rendered by the amateurs. Among the concerted pieces was a duet by Miss and Mr Valentine for piano and clarionet which deserves special attention. Also a violin solo by Mr Kelly, which gained a well merited reception. We may notice, in reference to the instrumental pieces that a sonata of Romberg''s for two violins, flute, and piano, was played with more than ordinary skill, considering the performers had no opportunity of having a private rehearsal, meeting as they did for the first time on the stage. The song "Jessie''s Dream" here obtained an encore which, however, was not responded to on account of the length of the programme. Altogether it was one of the most successful entertainments which have for a considerable time taken place at the Hall. The following is a copy of the address presented to Mr Herring:- To the Rev. J. E. Herring — Reverend and Dear Sir, Regarding with muoh sorrow the separation now about to take place between your parishioners and yourself, and feeling that we not only lose an able spiritual pastor but a most estimable friend, we desire to testify in this imperfect expression of our feelings the high opinion we entertain of your worth and of the personal esteem in which you have been held by us in both of these responsible relatious of life. Ministering most earnestly to our spiritual wants, an affectionate pastor, and a faithful preacher of God''s Holy Word, visiting and comforting the sick and the dying, your large-hearted benevolence has been extended to all alike without distinction of creed or calling. If has also been our pleasure to recognise in you the faithful friend and amiable participator in all our innocent pleasures and amusements. Now that we are about to part we feel that you have filled a greater space in our affections than we were aware of, and we desire that this imperfect testimony to your worth shall relieve our consciences and do you justice. And with our hearty wishes for the welfare of yourself, Mrs Herring, and family, praying that God will preserve you all in peace and righteousness, we bid you God-speed to the scene of your future labors. We beg your acceptance of the accompanying testimonial from your affectionate parishioners.- Jas. Kelham, J.P., William Fitzherbert, William Beetham, Nominators; George Allen, Arthur Braithwaite, Churchwardens; and signed by fifty-two parishioners.

Wellington Independent 24 November 1870
Since last year several changes have taken place, and others are contemplated, which I briefly notice. The Rev. J. E. Herring, who for six years was Curate of the united parishes of St. James'' and Christchurch (sic) at the Hutt, after giving due notice, resigned his cure in April last, and proceeded to the Diocese of Melbourne. Mr Herring''s exemplary discharge of his duties in those parishes was thoroughly appreciated, and a feeling of universal regret was felt at his departure. He has been succeeded at the Hutt by the Rev. T. Fancourt. The Parochial report is satisfactory. There appears to be no debt. It is, however, mentioned that "the church is still in need of further internal embellishment." The satisfactory state of the finances of the parish leads me to hope that this need may shortly be supplied. Mr Fancourt''s removal to the Hutt occasioned a vacancy in the country districts of Karori, Ohario, and Porirua, where he has been laboring for five years, greatly to the satisfaction of those who had the benefit of his ministrations.

Evening Post 27 June 1874
On the 10th inst., at St Paul''s Church, Clunes, Victoria, by the Rev J. E. Herring, formerly incumbent of St James''s Church, Hutt, New Zealand, Major Willis, R.M., to Eliza, daughter of D. Riddiford, Esq., Woburn, Hutt, New Zealand

Evening Post 31 December 1913
Fifty years ago last Sunday the little Anglican Church at Trentham known as St John''s was consecrated. To-day the building, with its picturesque surroundings and old-fashioned graveyard, stands almost as sound as when first built, the most notable change being the handsome memorial window dedicated by the late Mr. Charles Bateson. On Sunday last the church was crowded to the doors, when Bishop Sprott preached an eloquent sermon appropriate to the occasion. It is interesting to note that since the consecration of the church the following ministers have held the cure of the parochial district:- Rev. J. E. Herring, March, 1862, to September, 1863. Rev. A. Knell, November, 1863, to August, 1865. Rev. T. Abraham, August, 1865, to April, 1868. Rev. D. Debois, May, 1868, to January, 1871. Rev. C. H. S. Nichols, January, 1871, to January, 1882. Rev. J. E. Blackburn, February, 1882, to July, 1886. Rev. J. M. Devenish, October, 1887, to November, 1888. Rev. P. L. Cameron, February, 1894, to February, 1897. Rev. P. T. Fortune, March, 1898, to October, 1900. Rev. C. J. Smith, January, 1903, to August, 1908. Rev. J. Sykes (present vicar), since January, 1909.
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Herring
Marriageto ?
MJohn Edward Rev Herring
Marriageto Margaret Unknown
MWilliam Henry Herring
Death19 JAN 1908
Marriage1878to Mary Barrington
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Edward Rev Herring
Marriageto Margaret Unknown
PARENT (F) Margaret Unknown
Marriageto John Edward Rev Herring
MEdward Samuel Herring
Birth18 JUL 1862Hutt
MEdward Kerr Herring
Birth12 MAY 1864
FMary Beatrice Herring
Birth28 APR 1866
FAgnes Margaret Herring
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