|Info12a. Frank Laver Origins||Close info Window|
1861 census source RG 9; Piece: 1112; Folio: 99; Page: 10; place Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex Dwelling schedule 56, near Marshey farm Charles Laver head M 21 Carpenter journeyman Great Yeldham Essex Caroline Laver wife m 21 Straw Plaiter Wethersfield Laura mary Laver dau 5 months Gt Yeldham
|Daily Southern Cross 20 October 1862 p3.|
| ARRIVAL OF THE ROMULUS
The ship signalled on Saturday afternoon, and which by many was supposed to be the "Indian Empire" (now overdue), proved to be the "Romulus",
Captain Lord of Bristol, from London. She left Gravesend on June 26th, and had consequently been 113 days upon the voyage.
She brings 121 passengers and a cargo of general merchandise. While working down the Channel she experienced constantly, head winds until 12 July. Crossed the equator on August 10th, m27 W. On September she passed the meridian of the Cape m 42 S. On Tuesday 14th inst, made the Three Kings, and came to an anchor in the Waitemata on Saturday evening at 8pm.
The Romulus experienced fine weather all the voyage out. Mr D Nathan is her agent. Total 97 adults, 20 children between 1 and 12, and 6 infants.
Passengers... Charles Laver- Carpenter, Mrs. Caroline Laver and Laura M. Laver.
Charles Laver son of Robert Laver bootmaker and Charlotte Smith b.marqt1840 Halstead - Gt Yeldham Essex d.NZ | m.decqt1859 Halstead | Caroline Harrington dau of Joseph Poulter and Harriet Harrington b. d. | cont. |============|============|============|============|============|========//=== Laura Harriet Harry Minnie Mary Robert maria jessie charles caroline jane charles b.nov1860 b.~1863 b.1864 b.1866 b.1868 b.20nov1870 children of Charles and Caroline Continued ==//==|============|============|============|============|============|==========|| Alice Ernest Ethel Mabel Minnie Frank blanche william may florence edith oliver | (sandy) (May) (Flossie) raglan noel b.1872 b.1875 1877 b.1880 b.1883 b.1884
Robert charles Laver 6th child of Caroline and Charles Laver b.27nov1870 Auckland d.07dec1956 | m.08jan1896 | Margaret Hitchcock b.1873 d.1958 aged 85 | |==================|============|| Frank Ada may b.20nov1896 b. d.1954 d. | | m.1919 m.1922 | | Violet George alice edward Clarke Reed
William was born in Orchard Street, Nicholas Parish the sub district of Castle in the town of Nottingham. His second name has been spelt differently in different places (sometimes Howarth, Howitt, Howorth) but I think he was named after his grandmother Ann Howett. His first job was in a cotton factory as a child but another story has him as a human scarecrow. He became apprenticed as a tailor (and these apprenticeship papers were with a settlers museum which stood somewhere next door to where the current Auckland Public Library stands).
William married Clara Dunn and they had a son and daughter born in England before deciding to emigrate to New Zealand on the Warwick in 1874.
William and Clara lived in Baker St, Auckland for some time but shifted to Glasgow Terrace near what is now the University of Auckland, School of Medicine. William was a keen gardener and had a partierre garden.
He was accidently shot when out rabbit shooting with a friend and received pellets in his face and in his throat. This was believed to have caused the cancer of the tongue that he was later to die from. Even when he was very ill he would stagger down a flight of stairs to get outside and stop to pull a weed in his much loved garden.
Children Frederick Hitchcock (changed his surname to Nicholson by deedpoll) (10 Sep 1870 - ?) Margaret Hitchcock (26 Apr 1873 - 31 Aug 1958) - Married Frank Laver Frank Hitchcock (6 May 1878 - 3 Aug 1949) Clara Hitchcock (9 May 1875 - 22 Apr 1877)
|New Zealand Herald, 7th January 1956|
|Diamond Wedding Anniversary
LAVER - HITCHCOCK
8 Jan 1896 at Brides residence, Reverend Mann married Margaret daughter of late Mr and Mrs W Hitchcock to Robert Charles eldest son of late Mr and Mrs C. Laver. Present address 14 Kakariki Avenue, Mt Eden.
1896 Auckland, auckland Robert charles Laver, Nugent Street, Carpenter, residential Ernest william Laver, Nugent Street, Boot Maker Charles Laver, Nugent Street, Builder, freehold allots 5 and corner nugent st and Kyber Pass Caroline Laver, Nugent Street, domestic duties Alice blanche Laver, Nugent Street, Dress Maker 1900, Auckland, Auckland Robert charles Laver, Newton Road, Carpenter Margaret Laver, Newton Road, Domestic duties 1905 Eden, Auckland Robert Charles Laver, Chamberlain Avenue, Mt Eden, Builder Ernest Laver, Chamberlain Avenue, Mt Eden, Carpener 1911 Manukau Robert charles Laver, Chamberlain avenue, Mt Eden, Builder Margaret Laver, Chamberlain Avenue, Mt Eden, married 1928 Roskill, Auckland Robert charles Laver, 4 Chamberlain avenue, Builder Margaret Laver, Chamberlain Avenue, married 1935 Roskill, auckland Robert charles Laver, 4 Chamberlain avenue, S1, Builder Margaret Laver, 4 Chamberlain Avenue, S1, married
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