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Richard Henry Seccombe (b: 1859 in New Plymouth son of William Henry Seccombe (1827-1909) and Eliza Jane nee Hammerton (1829-1873); bur: 02 Jul 1896 in Opunake) 

He mar: on 25 Feb 1882 at the Omata Church, Taranaki to Maude Alice Newsham. Witnesses were Richard Northwood and Mary Jane Harrison. Maude was b: 10 Mar 1861 in New Plymouth to Father: Thomas Newsham and Mother: Mary Louisa Lethbridge.

Richard Seccombe's grandparents  arrived at New Plymouth on the 'Amelia Thompson' on 3rd September, 1841 with 187 Devonshire emigrants. They sailed from London 25 March 1841 and arrived 5 months later with a call at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil for four days then onward to Wellington, for a fortnight stop. (The 447 ton vessel had been named after the owner's wife.)

The Plymouth Company of New Zealand arranged immigrants embarkation to the New-Plymouth Settlement and among the Steerage Passengers (under the control of William Dawson, Commander, James Evans. Surgeon - Superintendent.  William Brydges, Secretary) were listed:

Richard Seccombe, age 35, Occupation Agriculture; wife Sally (nee Burt) age 33, and their sons William Henry, 8 and John aged 7 yrs. 

William Henry Seccombe (1827-1909) married Eliza Jane Hamerton 12 JUL 1856, the daughter of Holden Hamerton and Eliza Alexander (she was born 24 JAN 1829, and died 28 FEB 1873.) 
   
 Their 8 children were

i. Eliza Florence Seccombe was born 1857 in New Plymouth, and died 4 AUG 1929 in Hastings.

ii. Richard Henry Seccombe was born 1859 in New Plymouth NZ., and died 1896 in Opunake
iii. Howard Hamerton Seccombe was born 1862, and died 16 JUN 1923.
iv. Arthur Digby Seccombe was born 1864. He mar: Mary Elizabeth Hogan 1892. 
v. Frances Ethel (Fran ) Seccombe was born 30 SEP 1866 in Poverty Flat, New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ., and died 30 JUL 1949 in 155a Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland, NZ.. 
vi. T. (Male ) Seccombe was born 1868, and died 1868.
vii. T. Edward Clinton Seccombe was born 1868, and died 1869.
viii. Isabella Gertrude Seccombe was born 1870.

Richard Henry Seccombe married  Maude Alice Newsham (b: 10 Mar 1861 New Plymouth, the  daughter of Thomas and Mary Louisa Newsham; d: 24 Nov 1947 Auckland) They had 4 children.

In 1883 Richard was a saddler and harness maker and was appointed poundkeeper and ranger at Opunake in 1894. He died 1896 aged 37 yrs at Opunake where he was a Tobacconist. Their four children:

1 Eva May* Seccombe (b: 11 Jan 1884 in Opunake d: 21 Jun 1963 in Auckland Bur. 24/Jun 1963 Waiikumete Cem) Mar: 24 Feb 1904 to Barrett Honeyfield, farmer, (b: 09 Mar 1870 in Oakura Father: William Henry Honeyfield Mother: Sarah Barrett (Rawiniae Waikuaiua); d: 24 Jan 1933 in Auckland). Their son  

i Murray Barrett Honeyfield (b: 05 Mar 1907 d Surfers Paradise, Queensland) Mar: 1942 to Lorna Evelyn Hirst (d Surfers Paradise) 

2 Aileen Olive Seccombe (b: 02 Dec 1890 in Opunake d: 15 Sep 1955 in Palmerston Nth, Burial: Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston Nth) Mar: 01 Sep 1915 to Adam Kilpatrick (b: 22 Aug 1892 Father: Adam Mother: Mary Scholes, d: 14 Aug 1939 in Inglewood) Children

i Joyce Kilpatrick (b: 02 Sep 1916 d.13 Jul 1985) mar Donovan Wilfred Grace (b: 17 Sep 1911 d: 13 Jul 1985) Children were

a Neville Donovan Grace mar: Denise Marilyn Jennings; family - Daniel James &Matthew Donovan

b Russell Claude Grace mar: Angela Clare Taylor; children - Timothy and Hamish Charles

c Carole May Grace mar: Brien Berry; children  - Scott Brook and Leanne Joyce

ii Ray Kilpatrick (b: 26 Jul 1920, d: 1999) mar: Nancy Clara Price; children -

a  Rachel Kilpatrick mar Peter Harris; son  Samuel Harris

iii Jim Kilpatrick (b: 30 Apr 1922, d: 2002) mar Maureen Hewitt - their children -

a John Charles Kilpatrick mar Jacqueline Frances Fagg; children Nicolas John and Tania Frances

b  Judith Ann Kilpatrick mar Elliott Maidment Snelling

iv Peter Newsham Kilpatrick (b: 29 Apr 1927, d: 1996) mar Joan Helen Cruikshank (b: 01 Sep 1930, d: 2002) Family are Craig, Ian, Claire, Carole  

3 Arthur Percy Seccombe (b: 03 Nov 1891 in Opunake, d: 01 Jul 1989 in Wanganui) Mar: 04 Dec 1915 to Mildred Wilson (b: 1894 d: 06 Oct 1968) Arthur served WW1 in Samoa. On his return from war, he worked as Stationmaster at Opua, Hikurangi and Huntly before he moved to Taihape as a railways Goods shed agent where he remined for 58 years and retired in the 1950's. In WWII, he served in the Home Guard. Their children:

i Bruce Seccombe (b: 01 Nov 1916 d: 2001)  Mar: 1943 to Margaret Barefoot Clift (b: 18 Feb 1923 d: 2006) Their children: 

a Donald Seccombe mar Elizabeth Mary Mills; Children Daniel John, Nicola Donna, Genevieve Elizabeth and Tristan Donald

b David Grahame Seccombe mar Robyn Joy Jesser; Children Kara Leanne and Natham John

c Andrew Paul Seccombe mar Kate Lynch; Children are Phillip Bruce and John Richard

d John Richard Seccombe (b. 1956, d: 1965)

ii Donna Seccombe (b: 1921, d: 1979) Mar: 1943 to Eric John "Ossie' Stanley Due (b: 25 Mar 1916 d: 1985) Children are:

a. Russell John Due (b: 15 Sep 1944; d: 9 Dec 2012) mar: 1974 to Glenys Anne McCutcheon. Family are: Michael John, Sarah Lee, Brett James and Rachel Amy Due

b Christopher Paul Due

c Colin Dean Due

4 Vera Maude Seccombe (b: 24 Feb 1894 in Opunake d: 23 Mar 1931)

Maude Alice Seccombe nee Newsham (b: 10 Mar 1861, d: 24 Nov 1947 aged 87 yrs in Auckland and was buried 25-Nov-1947 at Waikumete) She was widowed at age 36 yrs and remarried on 2nd Mar 1898 to Walter Staite (Born: 24 Oct 1861, Died: 19 May 1943 in Auckland aged 81 yrs; Bur: 21 May 1943 at Waikumete Cem: K Row 1, Plot 43)

Walter and Maude Alice Staite had four children:

1 John (Jack) Staite (b: 11 Oct 1898 in Oakura d: 21 Jun 1980 in Tauranga; Bur Pyes Pa Cemetery D03.21) Mar: 20 Feb 1924 to Mary Elizabeth Montgomerie (b: 28 Aug 1895, Father: Alexander Montgomery, Mother: Emily May; d: 26 Mar 1983 in Tauranga) Their son  

i Barney Staite (b: 28 Jun 1929, d: 06 Dec 1975) Mar: Velma Rose Wyatt

2 Lewis Walter Staite (b: 09 May 1901 in Oakura, a farmer, he d: 09 Sep 1984 in Palmerston North where he is buried) Mar: 1931 Bertha Hinemoa Harris (b: 17 Feb. 1900; Father: James Harris, Mother: Margaret Elizabeth; d: 11 Jul 1956 in Palmerston North)

3 Grace Caroline Staite (b: 19 Jun 1903 in Oakura, d: 05 Nov 1904 in New Plymouth)

4 Mona Mary Staite (b: 19 Jun 1903 in Oakura; NNZAF WW2) Mar: 1935 to Otto Albert Friedlander (Born: 27 May 1882, Father: Rudolph Friedlander Mother: Helena; Occupation Company Dir; Died: 08 Feb 1944 in Auckland)IMPERIAL COMMISSIONS New Zealanders Nominated Company Sergeant Major O A FRIEDLANDER, Divisional Engineers In Nov 1915 Sergeant Major Otto Albert Friedlander, of Ashburton, joined the British section of the Ist Company of New Zealand Engineers in England 

Notes: WALTER STAITE of Oakura (9 miles from New Plymouth)Hotelkeeper in April, 1902 applied for an Accommodation License. He served on the Oakura Library committee. The children attended the Oakura school until 1908 when the license of the Oakura Hotel was transferred to Donald McKinnori Bain. In 1911, Walter is living at Moturoa, occ: labourer and the children transferred to the New Plymouth West End School. The family lived on the South Road and 11 Nov 1918 they moved to Auckland