Person Index

Welch, Henry

b: 1834
d: 7 DEC 1884
Hutt City Library Online Database
Main Title: Welch family women
Imprint: c1988
Notes: 1928
Indexes: E14
Summary: The Welch women. The date on newspaper backing the original frame was 1888. Back row: Amy Harding, Dolly Bannister, Arabella Welch, Lydia Bray, Laura Kemble, Effie Harding. Middle row: Maryann Bannister, Mary Ann (Mrs Henry Welch), Sarah (Mrs William Welch), Bella (Mrs James Welch), Lucy McLachlan, Annie (Mrs Richard Welch), Minnie Fuller. Front row: Beatrice Redmond, Ada Lauchlan, Maud Murphy, Florence Owen, Alice Perry.
Language: English
Subject: Portraits
Heritage resources

Oriental Sailed 15th Sept 1839 arrived Port Nicholson 31st Jan 1840
Names as on Passenger List
Welch William, 33
Welch Ann, 32
Welch Mary, 12
Welch Annie Maria, 10
Welch William, 8
Welch Henry, 6
Welch Elizabeth, 5
Welch Jane, 2
Welch James, 3 months

The Duke of Roxburgh sailed from Plymouth 5 October 1839 and arrived in Port Nicholson 8 February 1840.
Names as shown on Passenger List
Poad Thomas, Aged: 28, Blacksmith
Poad Sarah, Aged: 29
Poad Mary Anne (sic), Aged: 3
Poad Phillipa Jane, Aged: 7 months

Marriage Details
1856/1979, Bride: Mary Ann Pond (sic), Groom: Henry Welch

Death Details
1884/4398, Henry Welch, Aged: 52Y - Date of Death 7/12/1884 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 000276
Surname: WELCH
First Names: HENRY
Age: 52
Date of Death: 00
Date of Burial: 9/12/1884
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan III
Row: HW
Plot: 6

Probate Henry Welch, Place: Opaki, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death: 7/12/1884, AAOM 6029 2283, Filed: 24/1/1885, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Msterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 002145
Surname: WELCH
First Names: MARY ANNE
Age: 79
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Date of Burial: 14/07/1915
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan III
Row: MAW
Plot: 6

Death Details
1915/5782, Mary Ann Welch, Aged: 79Y - Date of Death 12/7/1915 from Death Registration

Evening Post 13 July 1915
The death occurred yesterday afternoon, at Lansdowne, Masterton, of another of the pioneer band of settlers who landed in Wellington in the eary days, in the person of Mrs. Henry Welch. She came to New Zealand in the ship Duke of Roxburgh (after which Roxburgh street is named) in 1840, and was married to Mr. Henry Welch, who died in 1884. Mrs. Welch leaves nine of her family. The daughter are:- Mesdames Duncan McLachlan (Opaki), William Brak (Gisborne), F. Redmond (Wellington), and the sons, Messrs. Edward, Albert, Henry, William, Alfred (Wellington), and Arthur Welch.

Wairarapa Daily Times 13 July 1915
Another of the very few now left of those pioneers that marked the dawn of settlement in this now prosperous Dominion has gone to the Great Beyond. Yesterday afternoon, at about 4 o''clock, the death occurred of Mrs Henry Welch, of Lansdowne. The deceased lady was held in very high esteem throughout the Wairarapa. She was of a bright and kindly nature, and was known far and wide for her cheerful disposition. A lady of sterling qualities, she endeared herself to all who knew her by her kindly acts of thoughtfulness, and her willingness to assist those in trouble. In the days of early settlement in Wellington, the Hutt, and later at Masterton, many of the pioneers were greatly indebted to the late Mrs Welch for her many acts of kindness and self-sacrifice in making their lot lighter. Her presence was like a beam of light in a wilderness of darkness to those struggling men and women who were carving a home out of the virgin bush, and her willingness to help them in their days of trouble endeared her to the hearts of those sturdy settlers. The news of her death will be received with feelings of deep regret throughout the Wairarapa, and many a family will to-day mourn the loss of a true friend.
The late Mrs Welch was born on August 20th, 1836, at Callington, Cornwall, England, being a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Poad. With her parents she came to New Zealand in the ship Duke of Roxburgh, after which Roxburgh street, Wellington, is named. The vessel left Plymouth in October, 1839, with 167 emigrants on board, and arrived at Wellington on February 7th, 1840, losing her captain (Captain Thompson) overboard at Stephen Island two days previously. The Duke of Roxburgh was the sixth of the New Zealand Company''s boats to reach New Zealand. The late Mrs Welch was the last but two of the surviving passengers of that emigrant ship the others being Mrs Judd and Mr W. Udy, both of Greytown.
The late Mrs Welch was married on January 10th, 1856, at St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, to Mr Henry Welch, who died on December 8th (sic) 1884. After residing in the Lower Hutt district for some years, she came with her husband to Masterton forty-three years ago, and lived here ever since.
The deceased lady leaves nine of a family to mourn their loss, and they will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement. The daughters are Mesdames Duncan McLachlan (Opaki), William Bray (Gisborne), Frank Redmond (Wellington), and the sons Messrs Edward, Albert, Henry, William, Alfred (Wellington) and Arthur. Another son, Mr James Welch, died some six years ago.
The funeral will take place at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday).

Wairarapa Daily Times 14 July 1915
THE Friends of the Family of the late Mrs Henry Welch are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, which will leave the residence, Lansdowne, on WEDNESDAY, July 14th, at 2.30 p.m., for the Masterton Cemetery.
Funeral Director.
Telephone 233, Private 324.

Wairarapa Daily Times 15 July 1915
The funeral of the late Mrs Henry Welch took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege being a large and representative one, residents from all over the Wairarapa being present to pay their last respects to one who was held in such high esteem. The pall bearers were Messrs Rupert, Lewis, Bert and Desmond Welch, and Percy and Norman McLachlan, grandsons of the deceased lady.

Probate Mary Ann Welch, Place: Masterton, Occ: Widow, Date of Death: 12/7/1915, AAOF W5447 25/15, Filed: 3/8/1915, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1834 - Birth -
  • 7 DEC 1884 - Death -
William WELCH
1805 - 29 JUN 1887
1834 - 7 DEC 1884
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death29 JUN 1887
Marriageto Ann Read
PARENT (F) Ann Read
Marriageto William WELCH
FJane Susannah Welch
Death2 AUG 1918
Marriage1857to Alfred Keys
FEleanor WELCH
Death22 JUN 1929
Marriage1865to John Buckridge
Death25 DEC 1861
Marriage10 DEC 1846to Thomas Gillian Wrigley at Wesleyan Church, Bridge Town, River Hutt
Death7 DEC 1884
Marriage10 JAN 1856to Mary Ann Poad at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MJames Read WELCH
Death8 JUN 1933
Marriage1866to Isabella Harper
MRichard Read WELCH
Death31 MAR 1888
Marriage1866to Ann Winteringham
FHarriet WELCH
Death12 JUL 1899
Marriage8 SEP 1875to James Jnr Harvey
MWilliam Read WELCH
Birth5 SEP 1831
Death28 JAN 1881
Marriage9 OCT 1856to Sarah Arabella Hedley at Christ Church, Taita
FElizabeth Eliza WELCH
Death30 MAY 1903
Marriage1857to Henry MEAGER
FAnnie Maria Welch
Death1 NOV 1901
Marriage1848to Joseph PERCY
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
Death7 DEC 1884
Marriage10 JAN 1856to Mary Ann Poad at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherWilliam WELCH
MotherAnn Read
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Poad
Birth20 AUG 1836Callington, Cornwall
Death12 JUL 1915
Marriage10 JAN 1856to Henry WELCH at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherThomas Poad
MotherSarah Unknown
MWilliam Cleland WELCH
Marriage1890to Ellen Mary Ryan
FBeatrice Mary WELCH
Death20 OCT 1944
Marriage3 JUN 1902to John Francis Redmond at St Matthew''s Church
FLucy Jane WELCH
Marriage1878to Duncan McLachlan
FLydia Maud WELCH
Marriage1893to William Bray
MAlbert John WELCH
Death16 AUG 1944
Marriage1885to Lavinia Susannah Hunt
Death19 AUG 1909
Marriage1881to Elizabeth Sarah Chandler
MArthur Reynolds WELCH
Marriage11 JUL 1905to Edith Emma King at St Matthew''s Church
MWilliam WELCH
Descendancy Chart
Henry WELCH b: 1834 d: 7 DEC 1884
Mary Ann Poad b: 20 AUG 1836 d: 12 JUL 1915
Beatrice Mary WELCH b: 1877 d: 20 OCT 1944
John Francis Redmond b: 1875 d: 19 FEB 1946
Lucy Jane WELCH b: 1857 d: 1922
Hugh Percy McLachlan b: 1879 d: 1880
Ruby Mary Alberta McLachlan b: 1888 d: 28 MAY 1975
William Kemble Welch b: 1886 d: 1964
Unknown McLachlan b: 1891 d: 1891
Lydia Maud WELCH b: 1869 d: 1959
Doris Errol Bray b: 1894
Edward WELCH b: 1868
Albert John WELCH b: 1862 d: 16 AUG 1944
Lavinia Susannah Hunt b: 1861 d: 15 JAN 1946
Lewis WELCH b: 1886 d: 1963
Rupert WELCH b: 1887 d: 2 MAR 1963
Louise Life Thompson b: 1889 d: 30 MAR 1940
Albert WELCH b: 1889
Cyril WELCH b: 1892 d: 5 NOV 1957
Mary Falkner b: 1887 d: 22 APR 1966
Vernon WELCH b: 1894 d: 25 SEP 1971
Owen WELCH b: 1897 d: 1984
Henry WELCH b: 1865
Alfred WELCH b: 1872
James WELCH b: 1860 d: 19 AUG 1909
Elizabeth Sarah Chandler b: 1861 d: 13 OCT 1932
Edith Maud Mary WELCH b: 1881 d: 1972
Ethelbert Joseph James WELCH b: 1883 d: 1963
Ivy Lavinia WELCH b: 1885 d: 1948
Kenneth Edward WELCH b: 1888 d: 1951
Lily Irene WELCH b: 1891
Arthur Reynolds WELCH b: 1874 d: 1922
William WELCH b: 1859
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