William Read Welch

Male 1831 - 1881  (49 years)


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  • Name William Read Welch 
    Born 05 Sep 1831  Hougham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1881  Opaki, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christ's Church Cemetery Taita Headstone Inscription
    Christ's Church Cemetery Taita Headstone Inscription
    William Read Welch born Sep 5th 1831 died Jan 28th 1881 aged 49

    also his wife Sarah Arabella born July 13th 1835 died Aug 17 1904 aged 69 years
    also their daughter Arabella died July 11 1928 Aged 54 years
    also their son Ernest Alfred Died October 8 1935 Aged 67 years

    Plot: 263
    Notes 
    • Lived in Laurel Hall Taita.
      WDT 16/2/1907 ?Letter.
      NZ Mail Jan/Feb 1881-Death.
      Purchased land in Wairarapa.
      1884 Return of Freeholders includes Est. William Welch 602 acres valuation 1404
    Person ID I22201  Frost Family
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2017 

    Father William Welch,   c. 2 Sep 1804, Parish Of River, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1887, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Ann Read,   b. 11 Oct 1804, Buckland, Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1879, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1827  Hougham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 31 Jan 1840  Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William and Ann came to Wellington with 7 children in the Ship 'Oriental'  
    Photos
    William and Ann Welch
    William and Ann Welch
    Family ID F676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Arabella Hedley,   b. 13 Jul 1835, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1904, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [2
    Married 09 Oct 1856  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriages in the District of The Hutt
    Marriages in the District of The Hutt
    Children 
     1. William Edward Welch,   b. 12 Nov 1857
    +2. George Henry Welch,   b. 07 Nov 1859, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Arthur Wellesley Welch,   b. 20 Feb 1862,   d. 16 Feb 1871  (Age 8 years)
    +4. Laura Ann Welch,   b. 21 Feb 1864, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1903, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. Frederick Percy Welch,   b. 09 Mar 1866, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ernest Alfred Welch,   b. 13 Dec 1867, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1935  (Age 67 years)
     7. Maurice Whitewood Welch,   b. 18 Jan 1870, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1950, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Arabella Welch,   b. 06 Jul 1871, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1928  (Age 57 years)
     9. Ada Welch,   b. 07 Aug 1874, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1931, Seatoun, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Photos
    Welch Football Club 1892
    Welch Football Club 1892
    That they were of the genuine material needed for the subduing of rough country may be inferred from the fact that their sons, now mainly resident in and around Masterton, constitute one of the most formidable football teams to be found in any county in the Colony. The Masterton Football Club, which on at least one occasion beat the Christchurch Club, succeeded only in drawing the game with the Welch family.
    The accompanying group shows eighteen members of the family. Seven are the sons of the late Mr. Henry Welch, five are sons of the late Mr. Wm. Welch, three of Mr. J. R. Welch, himself one of the party, and two of the late Mr. Richard Welch.
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F6826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Sep 1831 - Hougham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 09 Oct 1856 - Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1881 - Opaki, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1881/2622 (Reliability: 3), 28 Jan 1881.
      Welch William Read Age at death 51Y

    2. [S107] Tombstone Christs Church, Taita.