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VERNON Died 22nd April 1850, Thomas Vernon, aged 27 years.

VESTY Died 19th February 1856, Eliza Vesty.

VESTY Died 23rd November 1854, James Vesty, aged 3 years.

VILCOQ On March 24, Alcide Vilcoq, aged 50 years. The funeral will leave the Toll-bar, corner of Karangahape and Ponsonby Roads, this day, at 3.30 p.m. Friends and members of the various Masonic Lodges will please accept this invitation.

VILCOQ Mr A. Vilcoq, an old resident of Russell,died yesterday morning in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. He had been removed there in consequence of his mind becoming unhinged. An inquest will be held this morning at the Asylum. Mr Vilcoq was very much respected by a large circle of friends who will regret his loss.
New Zealand Herald Thursday 26th March 1874.

VINES On November 16, W. R. Vines, in his 81st year. By expressed wish of deceased no mourning, no wreaths.

VIS Died 30th December 1922 at 18 Ryle Street, Elizabeth Vis, married woman, Roman Catholic, aged 66 years. Born Auckland, daughter of James Colemoss, military pensioner, and Mary Moffatt (Moorfoot?), married (1) to Robert Gilroy with issue living - Males - aged 51, 46. Females aged - 50, 43, 41, 37, 33. Married (2) at age 55 to William Vis. Buried Waikaraka Cemetery.

VIS On July 6th, 1930, at the residence of his step daughter, Mrs Dalton, 32 Williamson Avenue, William Vis, relict of the late Elizabeth Vis, in his 74th year. private interment.

VOSPER The death has occurred of one of the best known residents of the Cambridge district in Mrs Grace Vosper, aged 84, of Whareora, Leamington. Mrs Vosper was born at Pakuranga, being a daughter of the late Mr Ascot Roberts. She was married to the late Mr William Vosper of Howick in 1885, and two years later came with her husband to the Cambridge district, where they settled on the property at Pukekura known as Dingley Dell, which today is a landmark of Cambridge. Mrs Vosper lived at Dingley Dell for 54 years. She was a typical pioneer. Mr Vosper died in 1930. Mrs Vosper is survived by three sons and four daughters. There are 27 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

WADDEL On March 30, 1919, at Melbourne, Australia, of pneumonia, Arthur Robertson, fourth son of the late W. R. Waddel, in his 54th year. (by cable) Deeply regretted.
New Zealand Herald Tuesday 1st April 1919.

WADDELL On November 29, 1944, at Auckland Hospital, Ernest, dearly beloved husband of Amelia Waddell, of 38 Lincoln Street, Ponsonby, and loving father of Gladys (Mrs V. Ryder, Sydney), Beryl (Mrs R. Massey), Sybil (Mrs S. McGill), Owen and the late Jack, in his 76th year. R.I.P. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Ponsonby at 9 a.m. today (Thursday), prior to interment at Waikumete Cemetery.
New Zealand Herald Thursday 30th November 1944.

WADE Died 29th July 1849, James Wade, aged 60 years.

WADE A Turanga Creek resident correspondent writes:- Many readers will regret to learn of the death of an old friend and colonist, Mrs Eve Wade, relict of the late Isaac Wade, of Wallis Grove Farm,, Turanga Creek. Deceased was an old colonist of nearly 57 years, having landed at Auckland with her husband from Somersetshire, England, by the ship "St George", on October 12, 1842, the passage occupying six months. She was highly respected, and leaves a large circle of relations and friends to mourn their loss. The family consists of two daughters, and one son, 23 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. One characteristic in her career, I may mention, was her unlimited kindness and generosity, being always ready to help in time of sickness or trouble. In the early days of New Zealand, even the Maoris, hundreds of them, respected her in the highest manner, brought about by her kindness towards them,and being able to converse with them in their own language. In the early sixties, when the war broke out between the pakehas and the natives, her anxiety was set at rest by a warrior chief promising that no harm would befall her family during the disturbance; and it was true, although murders were committed only a short distance from her homestead. At the ripe old age of 80 years, with only a few hours' illness, she passed away peacefully and calmly.

WADMAN On Dec. 10, 1936 (suddenly) at the Auckland Hospital, Annie Cordelia, beloved wife of the late Arthur Wadman and dearly beloved sister of Rose C. Richardson, 8 Pleasant Street, Onehunga. Private interment. New Zealand Herald Friday 11th December 1936.

WAGSTAFFE On December 26, 1896, George Wagstaffe, of Howick, Postmaster, aged 62, deeply lamented by his sorrowing family, by whom he was greatly beloved.

WAGSTAFFE Mr George Wagstaffe, of Howick, died suddenly on Dec. 26, while on the coach between Ellerslie and Panmure. Deceased had attended the races at Ellerslie, and was apparently in good health and spirits. During the afternoon he left Ellerslie for Howick by omnibus. While between Ellerslie and Panmure, Mr Wagstaffe complained of pain internally, and became rapidly very ill. In a few minutes he fell over, to all appearances dead. He was taken as quickly as possible to the Star and Garter Hotel, Panmure, and Dr Erson was at once summoned. In a short time that gentleman was present, but found that life was extinct. All the symptoms pointed to heart disease, and Dr Erson has no doubt that that was the cause of death. It is said the deceased had been suffering from heart disease for some considerable time. He was 62 years of age, and was one of the earliest settlers of Howick, where he followed the trade of blacksmith. He was much respected in the district, and the news of his death cast quite a gloom over the place. He leaves a wife, four daughters, and a son. His family are all grown-up. At an inquest on the remains of George Wagstaffe, whi died suddenly at Panmure on Dec. 26, Dr Erson gave evidence that death resulted from heart disease, and a verict to that effect was returned. The funeral, which took place on dec, 28, was a very large one, settlers from all parts of the district being present. The remains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery, and the service at the grave was conducted by the Rev J. Hamlin, who delivered an impressive address.

WAINHOUSE It appears that Mr R. Wainhouse, whose tragic death at a social at Dargaville, while he was singing a song, was lately recorded, and seen considerable service in the colony. He was staff-sergeant in the Royal Artillery, in the Waikato campaign of 1863-4, and East and West Coasts campaigns during the war. Subsequently he joined the colonial forces as sergeant-major instructor. At a later date he entered the railway department, and was stationmaster at Nelson. After some years of service he was transferred to Rotorua, and thence to Dargaville, where he died so suddenly. He was married to a daughter of Sergeant McMahon, of the "Old Black Cuffs" (H. M. 58th Regiment). Deceased leaves a grown-up family, three of his sons being in the service of the Government.

WALKER Died 21st November 1852, John Walker, aged 14 years.

WALL Died 28th March 1851, Mary Wall, aged 47 years.

WALLACE On October 30, John Wallace, of Boswell Park, Waiuku.

WALLACE On November 25, at Mangere, John Wallace, aged 65 years.

WALLEN On January 13, 1886, Maria, the beloved wife of Richard Wallen, of Howick, aged 45 years. RG 1886/22

WALLIS On December 22, at Wairoa South, Thomas Leddra Wallis, in his 73rd year. 1889.

WALSH Died 14th March 1848, Ellen Walsh (originally called Catherine but later corrected by mother to Ellen), aged 17 months.

WALSH Died 12th December 1849, Robert Holt Walsh, aged 9 months.

WALSH Died 4th February 1850, William Cullen Walsh, aged 19 years.

WALTON Died 11th May 1852, George Walton, aged 41 years.

WARD Died 21st August 1848, John Ward, aged 28 years.

WARREN Died 25th April 1851, John Warren, Sappers and Miners, aged 40 years.

WATSON Died suddenly at Howick, 23rd January 1859, Charles Watson, Fencible, aged 59 years.

WATT Died 3rd January 1848, Isabella Watt, aged 49 years.

WEBB Died 26th September 1849, William Webb, aged 2 years.

WEBB Died 4th June 1916 at his residence, Saresfield Street, aged about 52 years. Born Auckland, son of James Webb, bushman, and Louisa Merrick. Buried Anglican ceremony, Waikumete Cemetery.

WEBBER Our Cambridge correspondent telegraphed on the 17th May:- Profound regret was expressed throughout Cambridge at the death of Mrs James Webber, which occurred that day. Deceased was universally respected for her amiable and unselfish character, ad great sympathy is felt for her husband and family. Her funeral left her late residence at three o'clock on May 19.

WEBSTER On May 16, at her residence, Te Mata, Hokianga, Annabella, the beloved wife of William Webster, Senr.

WESTWOOD Died 3rd June 1852, Caroline Westwood, daughter of James Westwood, joiner, of Queen Street, and Ann hart, aged 1 day.

WEVAN Died 28th September 1852, Young Wevan, aged 2 years.

WHISKER At his late residence, King Street, Newmarket, Alexander Whisker, late of the 58th Regiment, in his 89th year. The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) for St Mark's Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation. 18??

WHISKER On March 15, 1900, accidentally drowned at Dargaville, whilst a passenger on the "Aotea", Alexander, second son of Alexander Whisker of Newmarket, aged 52 years. The funeral will leave the Newmarket Railway Station for St Mark's Church, Remuera, on arrival of the 8.30 a.m. train from Helensville today (Thursday) New Zealand Herald Thursday 22nd March 1900.

WHISKER An inquest was held at Dargaville on the 10th instant before Mr Thomas Webb, Coroner, on the body of the man Alexander Whisker, which was found floating in the Northern Wairoa River. A verdict of accidental death was returned. It was supposed from the evidence that the deceased had got up in the night on the vessel he was staying on, and going on deck had stumbled and fallen overboard.
New Zealand Herald Tuesday 27th March 1900 - page 5, column 1.

WHISKER On October 30, 1912, at Manukau Road, Newmarket, after a long and painful illness, Eliza Whisker, beloved wife of Charles Whisker, aged 55 years. Melbourne and Thames newspapers please copy. The funeral will leave her late residence at 2.30 p.m. today (Friday) for Symonds Street Cemetery.
New Zealand Herald Friday 15th February 1912.

WHISKER On January 15, 1914, at Te Kuiti, James, beloved husband of Caroline Whisker and third son of the late Alexander Whisker, of the 58th Regiment. Wellington papers please copy. The funeral will leave the Newmarket Station at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday).
New Zealand Saturday 16th January 1914.

WHISKER Rifleman Leslie John Whisker, of Te Kuiti, died of wounds in France 21st April 1918. Cousin of O. and H. Daniel, of Te Kuiti. This man was awarded the Military Medal for bravery under fire.

WHISKER On February 19, 1919, at the residence of her son in law, Mr G. Daniel, View Road, Te Kuiti, Caroline, beloved wife of the late John Whisker, aged 69 years.
New Zealand Herald Saturday 1st March 1919.

WHISKER On August 17, 1919, at Matai Road, Green Lane, Neil Hamilton, dearly beloved husband of Zingra Whisker, and second youngest son of the late Alexander and Flora Whisker, aged 61 years. Peace, perfect peace. The funeral will leave his late residence today (Tuesday) for St Mark's Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m.
New Zealand Herald Tuesday 19th August 1919.

WHISKER Zingra Rebecca (late of Green Lane) - On July 9, 1952, at the residence of her daughter, 16 Maungawhau Road, Newmarket, dearly loved wife of the late Neil Hamilton Whisker and beloved mother of Mary, Harry and Alfred. A service will be held at St Mark's Church, remuera, tomorrow at 1.30 p.m., prior to interment in Church Cemetery.
New Zealand Herald Thursday 10th July 1952.

WHITE Died 20th October 1848, John White, aged 40 years.

WHITE Died 8th May 1850, Thomas White, aged 28 years.

WHITE Died 20th January 1851, Emma Jane White, aged 9 months.

WHITE Died 25th August 1851, John White, aged 46 years.

WHITE Died 3rd November 1852, Eliza Leigh White, aged 15 years.

WHITE On September 8, 1911, at his residence, Howck, John William, the dearly beloved husband of Rhoda White, aged 77 years. No flowers. No mourning. The funeral will leave his late residence for the Church of England Cemetery, Howick, at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday). Friends please accept this intimation.

WHITE On January 31, 1928, at his residence, Forrest Hill Road, Takapuna, George Edward, beloved husband of the late Mary White, and son of the late G. & E. White, of Pakuranga, aged 68 years,. The funeral will leave the above address at 9.30 a.m. today (Wednesday), and Vehicular Wharf, at 10.20 a.m. for the Church of England cemetery, Howick.
New Zealand Herald Wednesday 1st February 1928.

WHITFORD On August 22, 1898, at Turanga Creek, New Zealand, Richard, son of Emanel Whitford, Cornwall, England, aged 48 years. Chicago and Johannesburg papers please copy.

WILLIAMS Died 24th September 1848, John Williams, aged 27 years.

WILLIAMS Died 26th September 1848, Catherine Amanda Williams, aged 3 years 4 months.

WILLIAMS Died 18th October 1849, Sarah Williams, aged 2 years 8 months.

WILLIAMSON Died 1st July 1849, James Williamson, aged 30 years.

WILLIS On August 29, 1884, at the Criterion Hotel, Otahuhu, Mary, the beloved wife of Jas. Willis, aged 39 years.

WILLMOT Another "Black Cuff" has passed away in the person of Mr Nathaniel Willmot. He served with the gallant 58th in the war at the Bay of Islands, and also in the Waikato war. He has been living with Mr John Granger, of Maraetai, for the last 13 years, and seemed quite well on Monday; going about, and took his food as usual, but on Tuesday morning he was found dead in bed. An inquest was held before Mr G. Kelly, and on the evidence of Dr Bewes a verdict of "Died from heart disease" was returned. The body had to be brought by boat to Howick, where the funeral took place. Among those who followed deceased's remains to their last resting place, Mr P. Brady. Deceased had no relatives in the colony. (Died 2nd August 1886)

WILSON Died 17th March 1850, Margaret Wilson, aged 16 years.

WILSON Died at Howick 9th July 1877, Thomas Wilson, male, of pneuonia, aged 75 years. Born Armagh, Ireland, son of John Wilson, weaver of fancy works, and Mary Brown, in New Zealand 29 years. Married at Armagh at age 44 to Elizabeth Murphy. 2 male issue living at time of death 3 female issue living. RG 1877/310

WILSON On April 19, at her residence, Wellington Street, Howick, Elizabeth, relict of the late Sergeant T. Wilson, aged 78. Requiescat in pace. 1892?

WILSON On January 6, 1908, at Burrows Avenue, Parnell, Jane, youngest daughter of the late Rev Robert Anlezark, M.A., of Stafford, and wife of Mr C. James Wilson, in her 75th year. Private interment.

WILSON On January 19, 1908, at his brother's (Judge Wilson) residence, Grafton Road, Charles James Wilson, captain N.Z.F., second son of the late Rev J. A. Wilson, of the Church Missionary Society, aged 76 years. Interment at St Mark's Cemetery, Remuera, at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) leaving residence at 2.30 p.m.

WILSON On January 22, 1889, at St Heliers, Jersey, Major-General George Alfred Wilson, fourth son of the late Rev J. A. Wilson, aged 50 years.

WILSON Major General George Alfred Wilson, fourth son of the Rev J. A. Wilson, C.M.S., (the notice of whose decease has already appeared in the Auckland Weekly News obituary column), died at St Heliers, Jersey, January 21. He was born at Tauranga, New Zealand, February 14, 1828, and was educated at Mr Kempthorne's school, Parnell, and at St John's College, under Archdeacon Abraham. In 18.., after six month's "coaching up" in England, he passed 25th out of 96 successful candidates for direct commissions in the Army. The deceased officer first served as cornet in the 2nd Dragoon Guards,"The Queen's Bays," and after having been connected with this regiment for four years, was posted to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (then the 81st), at present stationed in Jersey, and with whichhe remained 18 years. He then joined the East Surrey Regiment, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and after having been in cammand of this regiment for some time, retired with the rank of Major-General. While serving with the 81st Regiment he commanded a company during the last Afghan campaign, and was present at the capture of Ali Musjed, and other operations in the Kyber Pass under General Sam Brown, for which he received the war medal. In 1869 he married Frances, daughter of Mr J. Clayton, of Preston. It may also be mentioned that in 1860-61 the late General Wilson served as a subaltern in the Auckland Militia, and that, when the 43rd Regiment was under orders for service in new Zealand, he volunteered to join them as interpreter, but could not obtain leave out of India. He was, probably, the first New Zealander born who commanded a British regiment. The deceased officer was, by permission of the Governor of Jersey, at the request of the officers of his old regiment (the Loyal North Lancashire), buried with military honours on January 24.

WILSON On July 13, at her late residence, 13 Norana Avenue, Remuera, Harriet Maria, widow of the late Charles Hawker Wilson, aged 63 years.
New Zealand Herald Tuesday 14th July 1925.

This lady was the granddaughter of Lieutenant John Annesley Hickson, staff officer of the Fencibles stationed at Otahuhu.

WILSON On August 22, 1928, at 1 Ranfurly Road, West Epsom, Mary Wright Wilson, aged 94 years.
New Zealand Herald 23rd August 1928.

WISE On March 23, at Auckland Hospital, Roma Bernice, dearly beloved wife of Ernest Alfred Wise, and loved mother of Graeme, aged 32 years. Private interment from C. Little & Sons, 209 Hobson Street at 3 p.m.tomorrow (Saturday).

WISE On March 23, at Auckland Hospital, Roma Bernice, dearly loved second daughter of Mr and Mrs F. G. Christmas, 72 Pitt Street, Newton, and dearly loved sister of Thelma and Pat. Sadly missed.
New Zealand Herald Friday 23rd March 1947.

WITHERS Died 12th April 1848, Mary Anne Withers, aged 35 years.

WOOD Another inquest was held on Wednesday, by Dr Philson, the Coroner, on the body of Thomas Wood, a Pensioner lately residing at Onehunga, which had been found in a pool of water, on the morning of the previous day. Ita appeared that the deceased had been in the company with another Pensioner named William Cotton at Mr Flynn's Public House, until the house was closed; that they then proceeded together in the direction of their homes; but that the deceased fell down, and his companion was unable to get him up; that the latter then went home and went to bed, without mentioning to anyone the state in which he left his companion. But his wife shortly afterward heard the cries of some person in distress, and asked him whether he had not been in company with Wood and where he had left him; and that she proceeded to look for him, but could not find him. It appeared probable that the unfortunate man had got up after his companion had left him, and in proceeding to his house had stumbled over the edge of a very remarkable natural basin in the neighbourhood, the bottom of which contained at time about 3 feet of water; that he had rolled to the bottom and been drowned. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased had been found drowned, and made some severe remarks upon his companion, who had left him under such circumstances. They also recommended that Government be petitioned to cause a fence to be erected around these dangerous craters, of which there are several in that locality.
The Aucklander 4th July 1862.

WOODWARD Died 8th January 1850, Ruth Ann Woodward, aged 22 years.

WRIGHT Died 17th June 1851, Maria Elizabeth Wright, aged 2 years.

WYKES The death has occurred of at her residence, 72 Grange Road, Mount Eden, of Mrs Annie Jessie Wykes, widow of Mr Josiah Wykes, at the age of 80 years. Mrs Wykes was born at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and came to New Zealand with her parents at the age of 5. When she about 70, Mrs Wykes travelled to Los Angeles, to visit a daughter, and only 3 years ago, she visited a son in Australia. Mrs Wykes was widely known in Auckland, and, for about 35 years, she was a prominent member of the Church of Christ, Dominion Road. A memorial service was held at the church, the preacher, Mr G. D. Vercoe, speaking in high terms of Mrs Wyke's association with the church. A special hymn was sung by the choir and a solo by Mr Odgers.
Auckland Public Library Obituary Scrapbooks, page 18, 4th October 1933.

WOODWARD Died 8th January 1850, Ruth Ann Woodward, aged 22 years.

WOODWARD The Chairman referred to the fact that since the last meeting one of the members, Mr William Woodward, had passed away, and the speaker wished to say a few words before the ordinary business was gone on with. Mr Luke had known him for more than 30 years. During that time they had been personal friends, and the speaker had always found Mr Woodward a staunch firiend. He was a scholar, and took an immense interest in educational matters, sparing himself no trouble, and he never missed a meeting.. The Chairman then proposed that a vote of sympathy andcondolence be conveyed to Mrs Woodward in her bereavement. Mr Muir joined the chairman in his sympathy. Mr Hobbs was exceedingly sorry the board had lost Mr Woodward's services. Mr Udy heartily endorsed what had been said. Mr Woodward was one of the old stock in the country, and his death was a great loss. Mr Wright coincided with other members' remarks. The motion was carried.

YEALANDS On February 22, at her residence, Howick, Mary Ann, beloved wife of George Yealands, late of Whangarei, in her 78th year. The funeral will lave her late residence tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m. for Church of England Cemetery. Friends are requested to accept this intimation.
New Zealand Herald Friday 23rd February 1923.

YOUNG Died 20th March 1848, Frederick Walter Young, aged 3 years 7 months.

YOUNG Died 4th May 1848, John James Young, aged 8 months.

YOUNG On Friday, January 21, suddenly, at his residence, Shortland Street, John, the beloved husband of Sarah Young, aged 49 years.