Person Index

Rayner, Helen Bland

Helen Bland Rayner
b: 1847
d: 8 MAR 1911
Record Title : Creator unknown
Plan of the Wairarapa from the sea [ms map]. [1861?]
Reference Number : MapColl-os832.45gbbd/[1861?]/Acc.564
Physical Description : Ink and watercolour on paper, losses filled with a wove paper, the whole backed with silicon paper, scale [ca 1:63 360], 96 x 88.5 and 101.8 x 89 cm.
Quantity : 1 map(s) on 2 sheets
Scope and Contents : Cadastral map with topographical features, of the Wairarapa District showing land blocks and runholders, Maori lands and reserves, and some Maori placenames.
Many sections indicate acreage and owner''s name. These include: AJ Skinner, R Woodham, W Berger, JH & RP Wallace, RH Pembroke, Fairweather, RF Pemberton, W Welch, Campbell, W Bowle, Paul, R Collins, Williams, Dorset, W Bowler, Toomath, Wi Waka, W Bowler, Te Ropiha, Cravae, Dagge, Prentice, M Moses, B Buck, J Roy, J Woodward, B Boys, JEJ Boys, P Trotter, T Reid, J Aked, J Leyden, D Dick, J Kidd, G Cox, S Page, GR Carter, HY Wisham, Salvador Cimino, J Vile, Strang, Thomas Henry Clapham, Buck & Kemble, H St Hill, W L Lucerne, A Gillies, T Roberts, T Webb, W Bennet, Wilkinson, Hayward, Tollemarche, R Yule, Bidwill, Bidwell, T Worsley, Benton, Barnet, Williams, Joseph, E Jeffries, Morrison, Smith & Revans, WM Smith, Meredith, Manihera, A Gillies, McMaster, Kelly, Russell, R Rufsell, Hume, C Sharpe, J Northward, R Collins.
Also shown is Crown land, Native (Maori) land, Rangiumau Block, Raniera''s Reserve, Kopuaranga Block, Kahutara Block, Manohawea Reserve, Wangaehu Block, Otahuro Block.
Other Notes : Loosely encapsulated in mylar.
Many names on the map are hard to decipher. Clarification by viewing the map may be required.
Provenance : Presented to the Carterton Library by Charles Rooking Carter in 1896 and donated to the Turnbull Library by the Carterton Public Library.
Restrictions : Unrestricted
Use/Reproduction : Photocopying not permitted
Issue Status : Issuable ITEM
Digital Copy : Digital copy available
Extent of Copying : Two colour transparencies of each sheet; Two colour transparencies of southern area only, from Featherston to Okorewa.
Names : Carter, Charles Rooking, 1822-1896 (Creator)
Carterton Public Library (as the donor/lender/vendor)
Subjects : Land tenure - New Zealand - Wellington Region
Ahi ka
Names, Geographical - Maori
Maori reservations
Wellington Region (N.Z.) - Maps
Cadastral maps
Maori - Land tenure - New Zealand - Wellington Region
Pioneers - New Zealand - Wellington Region
Land subdivision - New Zealand - Wellington Region
Places : Wairarapa
Masterton District
Carterton District
South Wairarapa District
Iwi/Hapu : Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa
Image Type : Maps
Search Dates : 1861 - 1861

Marriage Details
1866/6814, Bride: Helen Bland Rayner, Groom: Job Vile

Wellington Independent 14 July 1866
VILE - RAYNER - On the 15th June, by the Rev. Mr. Richardson, at the residence of Mr. John Vile, Job, the eldest son of Mr. J. Vile, to Hellen (sic) Bland, third daughter of Mr. John Rayner, of the Taitai, Hutt

Tararua District Council Records
Interment ID: 5521
Last: Vile
First: Job
Cemetery: Mangatainoka Pahiatua
Section: Main
Block: 2
Section/Plot Number: 3
Grave: 31 Marital Status: Married
Row Alpha:
Age: 61
Last Address: , Sanson
Date of Death: 6/12/1906 (sic)
Person Classification: Adult
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Number of Burials: 1
Date of Funeral/Burial: 18/12/1905
Time of Funeral/Burial:
Burial Warrant Number:
Funeral Director:
Interment Type: Burial
Funeral Officiator: Rev Jones
Depth: 5 Feet
Comments: Has a discrepancy between the original records and the epitaph on the grave marker. The age differs. Headstone Inscription: In loving memory of Job Vile, died Dec 6, 1905, aged 60. And of Helen B. Vile, died March 7, 1911, aged 64.

Wanganui Herald 7 December 1905
A sad incident of the elections was the sudden death of Mr. J. Vile, the Opposition candidate, and sitting member for Manawatu, who dropped dead on the result of the poll being announced, and we take this opportunity of expressing our regret at the death of a worthy opponent and extending our sincere sympathy to his family.

Manawatu Standard 7 December 1905
Mr Job Vile.
The death of Mr Job Vile, a candidate for the Manawatu seat, which occurred suddenly at Marton last night, created quite a sensation when the news was circulated here last night. The deceased gentleman was well known in this land, and was thoroughly respected, as he deserved to be, for he proved himself to be a worthy colonist and conscientious public man. The late Mr Vile was born in 1845 at North Curry, Somersetshire, England, and came with his parents to New Zealand in 1856 in the ship Anne Wilson. The family, after a short residence at the Hutt, removed to Carterton, and by hard work the deceased was enabled, in 1873, to undertake the carrying trade on the Wellington-Wairarapa coach line. For some years he carried the mails between Pahiatua and Woodville. For the two years 1893-95 Mr Vile ran a line of coaches from Hawera to New Plymouth via Manaia, Opunake, and Parihaki This was a long run, the distance between the two centres, Hawera and New Plymouth, being nearly 100 miles. Mr Vile was the prime mover in 1892 in the formation of the borough of Pahiatua, and he was the first occupant of the Mayoral chair. He was also first chairman of the Pahiatua County Council, a position he occupied for two years (1888-90). Deceased devoted the greater portion of his life to the interests of the Wairarapa and surrounding district. He was a member of the first council of the borough of Masterton, and took an active part in the formation of that borough in 1876, was one of the first to make application to Mr Ballance, as Minister of Lands in the Stout-Vogel Government, under the special settlement regulations, and was, with others, successful in founding the Masterton- Mangahao block, which is now one of the most progressive settlements in the colony. The Parkville special settlement was also established through the untiring efforts of Mr Vile, and he occupied the post of secretary as long as it was necessary for anyone to fill that office. In 1867 Mr Vile married Miss Ellen Rayner of the Hutt, the children including (sic) Mr A. Vile, editor and proprietor of the Eketahuna Express. Mr Vile was elected to Parliament as the representative of Manawatu in 1902 and he has proved a faithful and conscientious member. There is no name that is better known, and whose possessor was more widely respected throughout the whole of the Pahiatua, Wairarapa and Manawatu counties than that of the late Mr Job Vile. Deceased was aged 60 years.

Wanangui Herald 7 December 1905
(Per United Press Association.)
MARTON, December 7.
Mr J. Vile, whose sudden death occurred at Marton last evening, had complained of ill health last Sunday. Yesterday afternoon he indulged in bowling on the Marton green, and on arriving at his private residence he felt unwell and medical advice was called in. His collapse took place before the result of the election was announced. A painful shock was experienced throughout the Manawatu electorate at the news of his death. He leaves a widow and a family of eleven sons and one daughter. The funeral takes place at Pahiatua on Saturday.


Death Details
1911/2482, Helen Blanch (sic) Vile, Aged: 64Y - Date of Death 8/3/1911 (sic) from Death Registration

Tararua District Council Records
Interment ID: 6153
Last: Vile
First: Helen
Middle Names: Blanch
Cemetery: Mangatainoka Pahiatua
Section: Main
Block: 2
Section/Plot Number: 3
Grave: 32
Row Alpha: Religion: Methodist
Age: 64
Marital Status: Widow/Widower
Last Address: , Pahiatua
Person Classification: Adult
Date of Death: 7/03/1911 (sic)
Number of Burials: 1
Date of Funeral/Burial: 10/03/1911
Time of Funeral/Burial:
Burial Warrant Number:
Funeral Director:
Interment Type: Burial
Funeral Officiator: Rev Speer
Depth: 5 Feet
Comments: Headstone Inscription: In loving memory of Job Vile, died Dec 6, 1905, aged 60. And of Helen B. Vile, died March 7, 1911, aged 64.

Wairarapa Daily Times 8 March 1911
The death occurred at Pukenui, Bulls, at an early hour this morning, of Mrs Job Vile, relict of the late Mr Job Vile, M.P. The deceased, who was sixty-four years of age, was a native of Lincolnshire, England. With her parents (the late Mr and Mrs John Rayner) she came to New Zealand and settled at the Taita in the ''fifties. For many years she resided in Masterton. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr John Raynor, of the Taratahi, and, besides leaving a family of eleven sons and one daughter, has numerous relatives throughout the Wairarapa and Forty-mile Bush districts. One of her sons is Mr Arthur H. Vile, of Masterton. The funeral takes place at Pahiatua at 2.30 on Friday afternoon.

Wanganui Chronicle 9 March 1911
We (Manawatu Standard) regret to announce the death of Mrs. Job Vile, relict of the late Job Vile, who, it I may be remembered, died suddenly at Marton close on six years ago during tho excitement of the general election, day, Mr. Vile being a candidate for Manawatu. The deceased lady, who has been residing at Wanganui since the death of her husband, was on a visit to her son at Bulls, and on Sunday suffered a seizure of the heart. Her state was serious, and the members of the family were at once sent for. Despite unremitting care and attention the patient gradually sank, and death took place at 6.45 this morning at the age of 64 years. Deceased who was Miss Ellen Rayner, of the Hutt, was married in 1867 and had twelve children, eleven sons and one daughter, Mis (sic) May Vile, who has been living with her mother in Wanganui. Deceased was well-known on the southern portion of the East and West Coasts of this island, and her loss will be keenly felt by a large circle of friends and relatives. Her sons include Mr. A. Vile, managing editor of the Wairarapa Age, and Mr. Robt. Vile, of the Eketahuna Express. Deceased was also a relative of the well-known Rayner family, Wairarapa.

Wairarapa Daily Times 11 March 1911
The interment of the last Mrs Job Vile took place at Pahiatua yesterday, a large number of friends following the remains to the graveside, where an impressive service was conducted by the Rev. W. H. Speer.

Probate Helen Bland (sic) Vile, Place: Gonville, Wanganui, Occ: Widow, Date of Death: 8/3/1911, AAOG W3559 13/11, Filed: 23/3/1911, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Wanganui Chronicle 22 March 1911
At 1 p.m.
J. H. KEESING, instructed by the executors, will Sell, at the residence of the late Mrs Vile, Koromiko Road, the whole of the Household Furniture and Effects, consisting of —
Piano, dining-room leather suite, piano stool, dining and other tables, mirror, marble clock, book shelf, books, small typewriter, organ, drawing-room suite, flower stands, lamps, curtains, poles, hearth and skin rugs, carpets, mats, fenders, fire irons, dinner service, cutlery, glass ware, collection South Sea shells, wicker and other chairs, linoleums, hall stand, wall ornaments, weather glass, bedsteads, wire, spring, kapoc, and flock mattresses, pillows, duchess chests, wardrobe, drawers, dressing tables, mirrors, washstands, chamber ware, dresser, en. ware, crockery, jam jars, pots, pans, washing-machine, wringer, clothes basket, mincer, mower, sidesaddle, lot of fine pot plants, garden tools, fowls, and usual sundries.
J. H. KEESING, Auctioneer.
  • 1847 - Birth -
  • 8 MAR 1911 - Death -
John Rayner
1811 - 7 SEP 1881
Helen Bland Rayner
1847 - 8 MAR 1911
Helen Bland
1817 - 24 NOV 1885
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Rayner
Death7 SEP 1881
Marriage1837to Helen Bland
PARENT (F) Helen Bland
Death24 NOV 1885
Marriage1837to John Rayner
MJohn Rayner
Birth1838Waddington, Lincolnshire, England
Death1 DEC 1903
Marriage31 JUL 1862to Elizabeth Daysh at Christ Church, Taita
FHelen Bland Rayner
Death8 MAR 1911
Marriage15 JUN 1866to Job Vile at At The Residence of John Vile
FAlice Clayton Rayner
Death25 APR 1903
FPhoebe Ann Rayner
Death8 OCT 1922
Marriage1859to Thomas Harris
FSusannah Maria Rayner
Death13 JUL 1938
Marriage9 AUG 1873to John Stone Crimp at Christ Church, Taita
FHarriett Frances Rayner
Death14 NOV 1934
Marriage9 AUG 1873to Edwin Johnson at Christ Church, Taita
FMary Ann Rayner
Death21 FEB 1936
Marriage1878to Richard Atkinson Nicholls
FAnn Eliza Newcomin Rayner
Death2 AUG 1912
Marriage1874to Manuel Joseph Bernard
FSally H Rayner
Death11 MAR 1925
Marriage11 JUL 1877to Harry Croad
MBenjamin Rayner
Marriage11 AUG 1869to Ellen Hooper at Taita, Hutt
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Job Vile
Death6 DEC 1905
Marriage15 JUN 1866to Helen Bland Rayner at At The Residence of John Vile
PARENT (F) Helen Bland Rayner
Death8 MAR 1911
Marriage15 JUN 1866to Job Vile at At The Residence of John Vile
FatherJohn Rayner
MotherHelen Bland
Descendancy Chart
Helen Bland Rayner b: 1847 d: 8 MAR 1911
Job Vile b: 1845 d: 6 DEC 1905
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