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Whitewood, William Matson

William Matson WHITEWOOD
b: 1823
d: 20 MAY 1875
Christ Church''s Web Site
264 WHITEWOOD Rebecca Monteith
264 WHITEWOOD William Matson

Marriage Details
1846/27, Bride: Rebekah (sic) Monteith, Groom: William Matson Whitewood

Wellington Independent 1 July 1846
W. M. WHITEWOOD begs to inform his Friends and the Public, that he has taken the premises known, as the NEW HOTEL, and trusts by attention to business, and having always on hand the best description of Liquors, to meet with their support.
W. M. W. also desires to call the attention of his Friends to his Opening DINNER and BALL, which will take place on Tuesday-next, July 7.
Double Tickets, 5s.; Single Tickets, 3s. to be had at Barrett''s Hotel, the Aurora Tavern, and at the New Hotel, Kai Warra.
July 1, 1846.

New Zealand Spectator and Cook''s Strait Guardian 16 May 1849
Waterloo Hotel, Kai Warra Warra.
WILLIAM MATSON WHITEWOOD begs most respectfully to inform his friends and the public, that his house at Kai Warra Warra, formerly called the "New Inn," has been re-opened by him under the sign of the "Waterloo Hotel," having undergone a thorough state of repair since the earthquakes. W. M. Whitewood trusts that by keeping on hand a constant supply of the very best Wines, Beers and Spirits, that the market will afford, he will continue to merit that share of the public patronage with which he has been hitherto favoured, and for which he takes this opportunity of returning his warmest thanks.
There will be a Ball and Supper there on Thursday, the 17th instant (To-morrow evening.) Double tickets 5s. - Single tickets, 3s.
Kai Warra Warra,
May 16th 1849.

Wellington Independent 5 January 1850
AT A PUBLIC MEETING held at the Britannia Saloon on Thursday Evening, the 27th instant, Mr. David Scott in the chair the following Gentlemen were unanimously elected to form the General Committee for carrying out the ensuring Anniversary Fete -
General Committee
W. M. Whitewood

Wellington Independent 6 March 1850
Waterloo Hotel, Kai Warra.
JAMES M''INTOSH, usually known by the name of BYRON, begs most respectfully to inform his Friends and the Public, that the Licence of the above Hotel has been transferred from Wm. Matson Whitewood to himself, and he trusts by civility and constant attention to his business, he will merit that liberal share of the public patronage with which the house has been hitherto favoured.
N.B.— Wines, Beer, Spirits, &c. &c. of the best description.
There will be an opening Ball, and Supper on WEDNESDAY next, the 13th instant, (this day week,) at 9 o''Clock. Single Tickets, 5s.; double tickets, to admit a Lady and Gentleman. 7s. 6d.; to be had on application at the South Sea Hotel, Barrett''s Hotel, the Freemason''s Tavern, the Rose Inn at the Hutt, and at the bar of the Waterloo Hotel.
March 6, 1850.

Wellington Independent 13 March 1850
The Rose Inn, Hutt.
W. M. WHITEWOOD begs most respectfully to inform his Friends and the Public generally, that he has lately taken possession of the Rose Inn at the Hutt, formerly kept by Mr. Ames, and trusts that by constant attention to business, and by keeping always on hand a good supply of Wines, Beer, Spirits, &c, of the best description, he will receive the same liberal patronage and support which the late proprietor enjoyed.
He takes this opportunity also of announcing, that an OPENING BALL will take place on Wednesday next, the 20th inst., at 8 o''clock. Single Tickets 3s., double tickets 5s., to be had at the Royal Hotel and South Sea Hotel, Wellington, and on the premises at the Hutt.
Wellington March 12, 1850.

Wellington Independent 20 April 1850
Tuesday, April 16, 1850
Licences Renewed
6. Buck, Traveller''s Rest, Taitai
17. Whitewood, The Rose Inn, Hutt

Wellington Independent 4 September 1850
W. M. WHITEWOOD, in returning thanks to his Friends and the Public generally for their support since his opening the above house, begs to announce that a BALL and SUPPER will take place on WEDNESDAY next, 4th September.
Tickets 5s. each, to admit a Lady and Gentleman
August 30, 1850

Wellington Independent 4 January 1851
The Brethren of the Rose of the Valley Lodge of Odd Fellows, M.U., celebrated their Anniversary last Wednesday, at the Rose and Crown Tavern (sic), River Hutt. A very numerous party, consisting of the Members of the Order and many of their friends, sat down to a sumptuous dinner provided by Host Whitewood in his usual excellent style after which they proceeded to the Ball Room, which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with evergreens, flowers, and other ornaments, when dancing commenced, and about 35 couple tripped it with great spirit and glee on the light fantastic toe until the approach of smiling morn warned them it was time to depart, and they separated about 5, only regretting that the scene which had afforded them so much unmixed pleasure and enjoyment could not be prolonged for a few more hours.

Wellington Independent 6 December 1851
(From our Reporter.)
I intend, in this communication, to give some account of the Hutt, and to dot down a few impressions made on my mind when first visiting it, while they are yet fresh and green as are the crops and gardens, which, since the fine rains we have had, are flourishing and fructifying everywhere, but particularly here.
The traveller up the valley will find excellent accommodation at Mr. George Buck''s public house at the Taitai, which is equal in every respect to any respectable road-side Inn at home. At the Bridge Mr. Whitewood has nearly completed his new establishment, which he intends to open about Christmastide under the style and title of "The Rose of the Valley Inn." It has 17 front windows, and a large room, intended for public meetings, horticultural shows, &c. which is 45 feet long.

Wellington Independent 3 January 1852
The third Anniversary of the Rose of the Valley Lodge I.O.F., M. U., was celebrated at Host Whitewood''s, Rose Inn, Hutt, on New Year''s Day, by a Dinner and Ball. At 11 o''clock in the forenoon, the brethren walked in procession to church, were an impressive sermon was preached on the occasion by the Rev. Mr. Aldred; after which, the procession proceeded some distance up the road towards the Taiti, and returned to their Lodge about 3 o''clock. At 5 o''clock, about 60 of the Brethren sat down to a sumptuous entertainment provided by Host Whitewood, which consisted of every procurable delicacy of the season. After the cloth was removed, the usual toasts on such occasions were given, and responded to in the most enthusiast manner. At 9 o''clock the Ball was opened, and dancing kept up with great spirit until 4 o''clock in the morning. The excellent quadrille Band of the 65th Regt. was in attendance, and their selection of music and its performance was worthy of all praise. The whole of the arrangements reflected great credit on all parties concerned, and every thing passed off with the greatest eclat. We heartily wish abundant success to this promising branch of one of the largest and most useful Societies in the world.

Wellington Independent 11 February 1852
W. WHITEWOOD begs to return his sincere thanks to his numerous friends at Wellington, and the residents at the Hutt, for the liberal support they have given him since he commenced business as a Licensed Victualler at the Rose Inn, and he has now the gratification of informing them and the public generally, that he has at length removed into those new, large, and commodious premises which he has lately erected at the Bridge, known as Whitewood''s Hotel, where will be found every convenience and comfort which a first class Inn should possess, together with the choicest Wines and Spirits imported. His charges will be as usual, moderate; and every attention will be paid, as heretofore, to the accommodation and comfort of his guests, which a much more extensive establishment will enable him the more readily to accomplish.
A House-warming Dinner
will be given at the above Establishment on Wednesday next, February 11. when the attendance of his friends is respectfully solicited.
Dinner on Table at 7 o''clock.
There will also be a BALL in the Evening, to commence at 9 o''clock.
February 6, 1852

Wellington Independent 24 April 1852
W. J. SAUNDERS returns his thanks to the Public for the support he has hitherto received, and trusts that by attention to business and reasonable charges, he shall receive a continuance of such support.
Horses broken in either at the Parties own residences, or at the Stables adjoining Whitewood''s Hotel, River Hutt.
Horses, Cattle, and Sheep brought in from, or delivered at, any Station in the Colony, on reasonable terms.
W. J. Saunders. River Hutt, April 16, 1852.

Wellington Independent 16 June 1852
At Mr. Whitewood''s Hotel, Hutt Bridge.
THE Public are respectfully informed that the Sixth Half-yearly Ball and Supper, will take place at the above Motel on Monday, June 28th, being the 14th Anniversary of the Coronation of her Majesty Queen Victoria. Ail excellent Quadrille Band will be in attendance.
Tickets, to admit a Lady and Gentleman, 6s. each.
Dancing will commence at 8 o''Clock. p. m.
W. M. Whitewood,
River Hutt
N.B. — Tickets can be obtained at the Aurora Tavern, Nelson Hotel, Crown and Anchor Tavern, and at the Bar of Whitewood''s, Hotel.
June 10, 1852

Wellington Independent 20 April 1853
The Annual Licensing meeting was held at the Police Court on Tuesday last, when the following applications were granted, viz.:-
George Buck, Travellers'' Rest, Taiti.
C. F. Hayles, Aglionby Arms, Hutt.
Wm. M. Whitemwood (sic), Whitewood''s Hotel, Hutt.

1865 Hutt Electoral Roll William Matson Whitewood

Evening Post 25 July 1870
The seventh anniversary of the above company was celebrated on Friday last by the competition for A. de Brandon, Esq''s., annual prize of 10 pounds,
At the conclusion of the firing, the company adjourned to host King''s, Johnsonville, where a sumptuous dinner was provided, and to which a number of invitations had been issued. Among those present were Colonel Reader, commanding Wellington District; Capt. Whitewood, Taita Volunteers; Capt, Valentine, Hutt Militia; Ensign George Hedges, Taita Rifle Volunteers, &c.,

Wellington Independent 28 January 1874
CLEVELAND HOUSE, containing eight rooms, situate at the Taita. There are five acres of land attached to the house, which includes an orchard well stocked with fruit trees, a dairy, a five-stalled stable, and other out-houses. The land is substantially fenced is divided into two paddocks, one of which is under crop; the other is in grass. The property is now in the occupation of Captain Lockett, and possession can be given on the 1st February, 1874. For further particulars, apply to

Could not see a Burial Record

Evening Post 27 July 1874
A melancholy accident occurred at the Taita on Saturday last, by which a man named Dennis Ryan lost his life. We learn that the deceased was discovered lying on the road with the wheel of his cart resting on him, apparently having gone over his neck. The body was carried to Whitewood''s Hotel, where the inquest was to take place today

West Coast Times 1 August 1874
A fatal accident occurred on Saturday at Taita, near Wellington, to a man named Dennis Ryan. It appears that on the morning in question Ryan had been to the house of a man named Milne for a load of potatoes, in returning with which he got the dray into a side drain, but was helped out of the difficulty by one of Mr Liverton''s men, of Taita, when he proceeded on his journey. A short time afterwards he was found by some one going down the Naini (sic), with the cart wheel on his back, quite dead, the wheel having evidently passed over his neck.

Probate Denis Ryan, Place: Hutt, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death: 25/7/1874, AAAR W3558, Box 783, 751, Filed: 31/7/1874, Intestate, Archives NZ, Wellington


Hutt Valley Cemetery William Matson Whitewood, Date: 20/5/1875, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 92
Burial Record St James Anglican, Lower Hutt

Evening Post 21st May 1875
On the 20th inst, at his residence, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wm. Watson (sic) Whitewood, aged 52 years
Funeral Notice
The friends of the late William Matson Whitewood are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Taita, on Monday, 24th instant, at 2.20 p.m.
Lower Hutt, 20th May


2nd Marriage Details
1877/954, Bride: Rebecca Whitewood, Groom: George Green Buck - Date of Marriage 2/6/1877 from Marriage Registration

Evening Post 4 June 1877
BUCK - WHITEWOOD.- On 2nd June, at Sunnyside, Woolcombe-street, the residence of Mr. Isaac Plimmer, by the Rev. J. Moir, Geo. G. Buck, to Rebecca, relict of W. M. Whitewood - both of the Taita.

1893 Electoral Roll shows Rebecca Buck, Electorate: Otaki, No: 344, Residence: Taita, Occ: Married Women

Probate Record shows Rebecca Buck, Place: Taita, Occ: Widow, Date of Death: 13/11/1903, Court: Wellington, Archives Reference: AAOM 6029 8616, Probate No: 8616, Date Filed: 28/11/1903, Type: Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
Rebecca died on the 13/11/1903 and her will states she is leaving 500 pounds to each of her three grandchildren, Marjory, Alice and William Matson Whitwood Buck and the rest of the estate to her daughter Mary Ann Buck

Hutt Valley Cemetery Rebecca Monteith Whitewood, Date: 13/11/1903, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 92

Evening Post 13th November 1903
Buck - On 13th November, 1903, at her residence, Taita, Rebecca, relict of the late F.(sic) Buck, aged 84. Deeply regretted
Funeral Notice
The Friends of the late Mrs. Rebecca Buck are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave her late residence, Taita, on Monday 16th November, 1903, at 2 p.m., for the Taita Cemetery. Brown and Lowin, Sanitary Undertaker and Embalmers, Petone

Cemetery Fiche for Christ Church Cemetery, Taita, Lower Hutt shows Record No: 92
William Matson Whitewood died 20 May 1875 aged 51 years also his wife Rebecca Monteith died 13 November 1903 aged 84 years
  • 1823 - Birth -
  • 20 MAY 1875 - Death -
William Matson WHITEWOOD
1823 - 20 MAY 1875
Family Group Sheet - Child
MWilliam Matson WHITEWOOD
Death20 MAY 1875
Marriage1846to Rebecca Monteith
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
Death20 MAY 1875
Marriage1846to Rebecca Monteith
PARENT (F) Rebecca Monteith
Death13 NOV 1903
Marriage1846to William Matson WHITEWOOD
Marriage2 JUN 1877to George Green Buck at Sunnyside, Woolcombe-street, the residence of Mr Isaac Plimmer
FMary Ann Whitewood
Birth21 JAN 1858
Death10 MAY 1936
Marriage24 JUL 1878to Alfred James Seldon Buck at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Marriage1912to Henry Alexander Wilmer MacKenzie
Descendancy Chart
William Matson WHITEWOOD b: 1823 d: 20 MAY 1875
Rebecca Monteith b: 1819 d: 13 NOV 1903
Mary Ann Whitewood b: 21 JAN 1858 d: 10 MAY 1936
Alfred James Seldon Buck b: 1 NOV 1852 d: 10 APR 1897
Alice Mary Buck b: 20 MAY 1879 d: 14 NOV 1962
William Dacre Bennett b: 1879 d: 14 SEP 1968
William Matson Whitewood Buck b: 5 DEC 1881 d: 2 JUN 1965
Winifred Morgan James b: 3 DEC 1883 d: 1 AUG 1976
Marjory Buck b: 16 MAY 1887 d: 1 JUN 1962
John Warneford Known As Jack McKenzie b: 1878 d: 19 SEP 1974
Henry Alexander Wilmer MacKenzie b: 1854 d: 13 NOV 1918
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