Person Index

Percy, William Alfred

William Alfred PERCY
b: 1853
Birth Details
1853/801, William Alfred Percy - no parents listed

Death Details
1935/19633, William Alfred Percy, Aged 81Y

Ëvening Post 20 July 1935
The death has occurred in a private hospital of Mr. William Alfred Percy, a member of one of the pioneer families of Petone, in his 82nd year.
The father of Mr. William Percy, Mr. Joseph Percy, in the early days of the district, leased a mill on the Korokoro Stream, where the Woollen Mills now stand, and his son, who has just died, used to help him. There was another mill, run by Mr. Henry Percy, off the Hutt Road, and when the owner, removed to Masterton it was unoccupied for a number of years. Eventually, when the mill at the Korokoro Stream was leased, Mr. Joseph Percy took over, his relative''s mill, which still stands in Old Mill Road. The family lived in a house near the end of the Petone side of the Hutt Road ramp, but when the railway was put through the house was taken to pieces. Some of the timber in this house was taken from the first Hutt Bridge. The house was never re-erected, although the timber is still there, the family living in what is known as Percy''s Gully, in really beautiful grounds. In the early days of Petone''s development many of the houses in the Hutt Valley were built by the late Mr. Percy''s brothers. The family also owned a considerable amount of land, which they subdivided. When Mr. Joseph Percy came out to New Zealand in 1840 he brought an acorn with him and planted it. The oak was the oldest in the Wellington Province, and the only other one in New Zealand believed to be older is in the North Auckland district. When the railway was put through Mr. Percy''s tree was cut down 2ft from the ground by employees of the Public Works Department. The butt was then uprooted, with very little of the roots remaining, and was left lying about for four months. Then, at the instigation of Mr. William Percy, it was replanted near the old mill, carefully watered every day, took root, and now is about 15ft high.
The late Mr. William Percy was an expert horticulturist. He was an extremely retiring man. Of the original family, which consisted of Joseph, Frederick, John, James, William, and Arthur (sons) and Lucy and Adelaide (daughters), Arthur is the only one now alive.
  • 1853 - Birth -
Joseph Hewlett PERCY
1797 - 20 OCT 1864
Joseph PERCY
1822 - 14 MAR 1886
Esther Unknown
1799 - 4 OCT 1873
William WELCH
1805 - 29 JUN 1887
Annie Maria Welch
1830 - 1 NOV 1901
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death14 MAR 1886
Marriage1848to Annie Maria Welch
FatherJoseph Hewlett PERCY
MotherEsther Unknown
PARENT (F) Annie Maria Welch
Death1 NOV 1901
Marriage1848to Joseph PERCY
FatherWilliam WELCH
MotherAnn Read
FAdelaide Eliza Jane PERCY
Birth19 MAR 1862Koro Koro, Petoni
Death6 MAY 1913
MArthur Welch PERCY
Birth9 JAN 1865Korokoro
Death7 JAN 1939
MFrederick Richard PERCY
Death10 SEP 1883
MWalter John PERCY
Death2 FEB 1934
MWilliam Alfred PERCY
Death25 FEB 1918
MJoseph Henry PERCY
Death10 FEB 1910
Marriage1879to Ada Everest
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