Person Index

Welch, Arabella

Arabella WELCH
b: 1871
d: 22 JUL 1928
Biography
Christ Church''s Web Site
262 WELCH Ann Read
262 WELCH William

260 WELCH Annie
260 WELCH Kathleen

260 ELDER Eileen

260 JUDD Anne Elizabeth
260 JUDD James
260 JUDD James
260 JUDD Lila May

260 RALPH Jane
260 RALPH William

263 WELCH Arabella
263 WELCH Ernest Alfred
263 WELCH Sarah Arabella
263 WELCH William Read

35 WELCH Arthur Wellesley
35 HEDLEY Ann


Wairarapa Daily Times 16 August 1904
The death is announced of Mrs William Welch, a very old resident of the Taita. The deceased leaves a family of five sons and two daughters — viz., Mr F. P. Welch (Masterton), G. H. Welch (Opaki), Ernest, Mot, and William Welch (Wellington), Mrs Lachlan (Wellington), and Miss Dolly Welch. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at the Taita.

Birth Details
1871/10651, Arabella Welch - no parents listed

Evening Post 22 December 1885
The Schools
...
TAITA SCHOOL.
The prizes awarded to the children of the above school were distributed on Friday last by the Chairman (Mr. R. Mellow), in the presence of the teachers and the following members of the School Committee:- Messrs. W. Cleland, S. Death, J. Harris, W. S Milne, and J. H. Ross. After a few appropriate remarks, the Chairman proceeded to distribute the prizes, addressing a few words of congratulation to each of the prize-takers as they came up. The following is the prize-list: Standard VI.- Ernest Pike, Agnes Drummond, Laura Pinny, Arabella Welch. Standard V.- Forbes Johnston, Hipzibah Fisk Standard IV.- Ernest Bodman, Harry Edwards, Francis Fisk, Ada Welch. Standard III.- Norman Bodman, George Boyd Frank Clement, Frank Death, William Death, William Fisk, Isaac James, William Meager, Horace Meager, Emma Barlow, Minnie Hancock, Allison Johnston, Nellie Mabey, Ellen Martin, Ilma Ross, Jane Wright. Standard II.- Charles Drummond, Edwin Edwards, Jack King, George Hancock, George Haywood, Albert Peck, Geo Russell, Marjore (sic) Duck, Eliza Duck, Katie Russell, Agnes Russell, Hettie Russell, Jane Stevenson, Maria Webb. Standard I.- John Fisk, Edward Rouse, Herbert Tilbury, George Wright, Charles Watson, Sophia Burt, Ethel Burt, Amy Death, Amy Hancock, Alice James, Connie Mellow, Minnie Russell, Maggie Ross. Special prizes were awarded to Laura Pinny and Alick (sic) Ross, for being the most popular and best-behaved girl and boy in the school. This decision was arrived at by vote, the girls voting for Laura Pinny, and the boys for Alick Ross The distribution having been made, the children sang " Home Sweat Home" with great taste. The head teacher, Mr. Johnston, entertained the children to a tea at 5 p.m., to which ample justice was done. After games, &c, they proceeded homeward, evidently delighted with their evening''s outing. An entertainment was also given by the same gentleman in the evening; to the heads of families and young people in the district. After having spent a very pleasant evening the company broke up at 12.30 a.m. At the examination of the school on the 16th October, out of 60 presented 53 passed, which may be considered very satisfactory.

Evening Post 15 July 1891
PARISH MEETINGS.
ST. JAMES'', LOWER HUTT.
The annual meeting of the parishioners of the above parish was

held at the schoolroom, Lower Hutt, on Monday evening, the chair being taken by the Incumbent (Rev. J. Jones). The report and balance-sheet were read by Mr. Cheesman, and after several of those present had expressed their views, both were adopted as read.
The report presented by the Vestry was a very lengthy

one, and was to the effect that a considerable improvement had

taken place in the financial condition of the parish, the

balauce of liabilities over assets having been reduced by about

£65, only about £50 being required to extinguish all

liabilities, and this was expected to be accomplished during

the present year. The increased revenue was mainly derived from seat rents and offertories at St. James'' and subscriptions from

Petone. The extinction of the debt to the Diocesan Pension

Fund, amounting to £27 17s 6d, was due to the efforts of the

ladies'' sewing bee. A large sum had also been obtained by means

of entertainments. The liability now existing is mainly made up

of an overdraft arranged to meet the punctual payment of

assessment and other regular calls. The Taita Church was

found to require immediate repair, and the Vestry authorised an

effort for its being substantially repaired. Funds to enable

this being done were raised by means of a donation from the

ladies'' sewing bee, and supplemented by other sources, an old

parishioner who was now in England having sent a donation of

goods, which had realised £10. Some improvements were desired

in the Petone Churchroom, and a fund to enable those to be

carried out had been, raised by local special effort. The

rights of the parishioners in the churchyards had received

attention, and regulations for this purpose had been drawn up,

and would come into force when the Taita Cemetery was ready for

use. Tho portion of the cemetery allotted to the Church had

been placed under the control of the Vestry. Useful work had

been done by the Petone Sub-Vestry, the organisation of

collection being very efficient. A misunderstanding of a

financial nature had to some extent disturbed the harmony of

that part of the parish with the rest, and the settlement of

the matter would fall on the incoming Vestry. Regular services

had been maintained with the assistance of Messrs. K. Wilson,

W. F. Cheesman, J. C. Small. C. P. Powles, H. Gaby, and E. B.

Brown as lay readers. A long series of wet Sundays had

affected the attendance and also the offertories in the early

part of the year, the services at Christ Church on several

occasions being omitted. On acconnt of the difficulty in

providing teachers, the morning Sunday school services at St.

James'' had been discontinued. Mrs. Jones continues to

superintend the St. James'' school, while the Petone one was

supervised by Mr. Jenkins, the infants at the latter being

efficiently managed by Mrs. P. Smith. Christ Church school was

under the management of Miss A. Welch, Mrs. Rush, and Mr. A.

S. Pyke. The voluntary services of Mrs. Rush and Miss Welch as

organists at Christ Church, and Mr. Sherwin as choirmaster at

Potone, were commended to the grateful acknowledgment of the

parishioner. An engagement stipulating that as soon as

practicable the assessment should be increased to as to enable

a stipend worthy of the parish to be given to the incumbent, it

had not been possible to carry out as yet, but as a matter of

simple justice the Vestry commended the matter to the

consideration of the parishioners, the duty becoming more

urgent with the delay. The thanks of the parish were due to the

lady collectors for their services, and the attention of the

incoming Vestry was invited to the desirableness of further

developing this branch of parish work. The Vestry desired to

record their sense of the loss which the parish had sustained

by the death of Sir W. Fitzherbert, who in the earlier days had

taken an active part in parish matters, and as long as his

health had permitted had been regular in his attendance at

church ordinances.
A vote of thanks was passed to the ladies''

sewing bee for the services rendered by them during the year.
A long discussion ensued as to the necessity for further services at Petone Churchroom, and a resolution was passed that the incoming Vestry take into immediate consideration the urgent necessity of further administration in the Petone subdivision of the parish.
Mr. W. F. Cheesman was re-appointed incumbent''s church warden, and Mr. J. R. Ransom was re-elected parishioners'' churchwarden. The Vestry elected were as follows:— Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert, A. Collett, J. Wilkins, S. C. Barraud (Lower Hutt); R. C. Kirk and E. J. Jenkins (Petone); S. Death (Taita). Auditors, Messrs. Whitton and Price.
Votes of thanks having been passed to the Sunday school teachers, lady collectors, members of the choirs, and also to the members of the Christ Church Union, the meeting terminated. At a meeting of the Vestry later on, Capt. Humfrey and Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert and W. F. Cheesman were elected nominators.

Death Details
1928/4942, Arabella Welch, Aged: 57Y

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Arabella Welch, Date: 11 Jul 1928 (sic), Christ Christ Cemetery Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscription, Reference: 91
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Burial Record Date: 22 Jul 1928

Headstone Reads Plot 91 (NZSG)
William Read Welch
b 5 Sep 1831
d 28 Jan 1881
a 49 years
also his wife Sarah Arabella
b 13 Jul 1835
d 17 Aug 1904
a 69 years
also their daughter Arabella d 11 (sic) Jul 1928
a 54 years
also their son Ernest Alfred d 8 Oct 1935
a 67 years

Evening Post 23 July 1928
WELCH.- On the 22nd July, 1928, at the Wellington Hospital, Arabella (Doll), dearly beloved second daughter of the William Read and Sarah Welch, Taita, Lower Hutt
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THE Friends of the late Arabella (Doll) Welch are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave the Mortuary Chapel of R. H. Wilson and Son To-morrow (Tuesday), 24th July, 1928, at 1.30 p.m., and arriving at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Main Road, Taita, at 2.30 p.m.
ROBERT H. WILSON AND SON,
Undertakers,
164 Adelaide road

Hutt News 26 July 1928
OBITUARY.
Arabella Welch.
It is with regret that we record the death of Miss Arabella (Dolly) Welch, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs W. R. Welch, of Taita, which took place at the Wellington Hospital last Sunday after a long and painful illness. The deceased bore her suffering with great fortitude, always had a cheery word for everyone, and by her friendly and cheerful disposition endeared herself to a large circle of friends. She leaves one sister, Mrs Laughan (Wellington), and four brothers, William, Fred, Maurice and Edward, to mourn her loss. The funeral which took place on Tuesday afternoon was conducted by Archdeacon Hansell in the presence of a large number of mourners.
Facts
  • 1871 - Birth -
  • 22 JUL 1928 - Death -
Ancestors
   
William WELCH
1805 - 29 JUN 1887
 
 
William Read WELCH
5 SEP 1831 - 28 JAN 1881
  
  
  
 
Arabella WELCH
1871 - 22 JUL 1928
  
 
  
 
 
Sarah Arabella Hedley
1835 - 16 AUG 1904
  
  
  
Ann Unknown
1814 - 13 FEB 1879
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) William Read WELCH
Birth5 SEP 1831
Death28 JAN 1881
Marriage9 OCT 1856to Sarah Arabella Hedley at Christ Church, Taita
FatherWilliam WELCH
MotherAnn Read
PARENT (F) Sarah Arabella Hedley
Birth1835
Death16 AUG 1904
Marriage9 OCT 1856to William Read WELCH at Christ Church, Taita
FatherHedley
MotherAnn Unknown
CHILDREN
FLaura Ann WELCH
Birth1865
Death18 MAY 1903
Marriage1891to Thomas Philip Kemble
FArabella WELCH
Birth1871
Death22 JUL 1928
MGeorge Henry Welch
Birth1860
Death16 JUN 1906
Marriage1885to Annie Kemble
MArthur Wellesley Welch
Birth1862
Death16 FEB 1871
MErnest Alfred WELCH
Birth1868
Death8 OCT 1935
MUnknown Which Welch
Birth
Death
MFrederick Percy WELCH
Birth1866
Death24 JUL 1932
Marriage2 MAR 1897to Bertha Catherine Diederich at St Joseph''s Church, Buckle Street, Wellington
MMaurice Whitewood WELCH
Birth1870
Death9 OCT 1950
MWilliam WELCH
Birth
Death
FAda WELCH
Birth1874
Death27 SEP 1931
Marriage17 MAR 1900to George Lauchlan at Christ Church, Taita
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