Info 2j, Margaret MacMahon
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1896 Nelson Margaret MacMahon, Havelock, Domestic duties, residential 1881 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Residential, Upton Downs, Station Hand. 1890 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Residential, Upton Downs, Station Hand. 1896 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Residential, Upton Downs, Station Hand. 1900 Wairau,Malborrogh Henry Maurice, Blenhiem, Station Hand, Residential. 1905 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Blenhiem, Station Hand Margaret Maurice, Blenhiem, Domestic Duties 1911 Wairau, Malborough Henry Maurice, Weld Street, Blenhiem, Railway Porter Margaret Maurice, weld street, Blenhiem, married 1914 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Weld Street, Blenhiem, Railway Porter Margaret Maurice, weld street, Blenhiem, married Margaret died 1914 1919 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Weld Street, Blenhiem, Railway Porter Lilly florence Maurice, 7 Weld street, Blenhiem, Spinster 1928 Wairau, Marlborough Henry Maurice, Romford Street, Blenhiem, Pensioner Kenneth vernon Maurice, Hospital Rd, RedwoodTown, printer Amanda louis Maurice, Hospital Rd, Redwoodtown, married
Henry was Born 1853 in Woolwhich, Kent, England.
He ran away to sea aged 14, worked for the Royal Navy on slave chasers. Shipwrecked on St Pauls Island (Isle St Paul) in June 1871 for 3 months, when the troopship HMS Megaera was run aground, to prevent sinking. On a visit to New Zealand, Henry jumped ship in Wellington and changed his surname from Barber to his mother's maiden name of Maurice.
and hid by working as a head shepherd at Upton Downs in the Awatere, around 1880 for a number of years.
Henry married Charlotte Emily Joyce at the house of her mother, Charlotte, and step father James (Worser Heberley) Waikawa Rd Picton in 1889. Charlotte passed away in Wairau Hospital in Blenheim in 1896 aged just 38, leaving Henry with 3 children.
Violet maud 1890, Lily florence 1894 and Kenneth vernon 1895
Henry remarried, to his housekeeper Margaret MacMahon in 1898 but she too passed
away in 1914.
The photo (right) is of him in that role of Porter.
Henry passed away in Blenheim aged 91 years in 1934.
He is buried in the Omaka cemetery in Blenheim.
Henry worked as a porter for the railways at Blenheim Station, where he is shown as being employed, on his son Ken's marriage certificate in 1917 aged 64.
|Marlborough Express, 16 November 1914|
MAURICE:— On 15th November, 1914, at Blenheim:
Margaret, beloved wife of Henry Maurice; aged : 56-years.
In Loving Memory of
Who passed away
5th August 1934, aged 82 Yrs.
For Ever with the Lord
1851 census source Ho 107, Piece 1588, Folio 313, page 57 Place Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent. Dwelling Schedule 267, Artillery place Arther Barber Jnr. head M 32 Grocer Woolwich, Kent Charlotte caroline Barber wife M 28 Walton, Surrey Frances Eliiz, Barber dau 6 Woolwich, Kent William john Barber son 4 Woolwich, Kent Arther Barber father 71 Chelsea Pensioner Scotland Eliz Barber dau? 60 Ipswich, Suffolk H.George Barber son 7months Woolwich, Kent
1861 census RG 9; Piece: 404; Folio: 72; Page: 38; Place Woolwich, Greenwich,Kent Dwelling Schedule 290, 2 Warewick St. St Marys Arthur Bachar 42 head Labourer Woolwich, Kent Charlotte C Bachar 38 wife Walton Surrey William Bachar 14 son Woolwich, Kent Henry Bachar 11 son Woolwich, Kent Arthur Bachar 8 son Woolwich, Kent Caroline Bachar 6 dau Scholar Woolwich, Kent Sarah Bachar 3 dau Woolwich, Kent Frederick Bachar 2 son Woolwich, KentTranscript error Bachar- Barber
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