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1 Daniel Bayly was Chr: 8 Jan 1835 at Ashwater, Devon; d: 10 May 1910 at his residence Bell St; Wanganui. He mar: 1865 to Janet (Jessie) Duncan Watt who d: 1912. Daniel came to Taranaki when about five years old, and about 1880 became a settler at Wanganui - his homestead was situated on Native Reserve, Section 667 in Register of Native Land Court, Kai Iwi Block, Rangitatau 1C (Tarapuruhi), part of Baylys Road extension. In March 1891 he applied to the Waitotara County Council for the issue of a License for a Slaughterhouse at Kai Iwi. At probate, his estate was valued at £19,349. The family:
2 Ann Bayly Chr: 17 Mar 1836 in Clawton, Devon; d: 23 Sep 1920 at Hawera where she is buried.
3 Jane Bayly b: 1840 in Blagdon, Devon d: 30 Nov 1926 in Wanganui; Mar: 1862 to Joseph Hawken b: 1827 in Devon d: 18 May 1918 Wanganui Bur: Wanganui Heads Rd Cemetery; aged 91 years. Husband Joseph Hawken arrived in New Plymouth on the "Cresswell" in 1852 and farmed the Mission Station (country between the break-water and the town) for 9 years. Charge 30s an acre rent for this! He, at the same time, had a farm near Omata in partnership with John Stephenson Smith. He volunteered when the first Maori war broke out, and Maoris took all his stock from his Omata farm. Joseph was shot Wairakei, and lay out all night on the sandhills, (his brother John was shot near Sentry Hill about the same time). Joseph joined Captain Atkinson's "Bushrangers" and was with the regiment through both Maori wars. When hostilities concluded, he bought land grants from his comrades (any soldiers who fought at New Plymouth in the first Maori War were granted of land) These were at Kakaramea, near Patea so in 1867, Joseph with his wife, 5 children, horses, cattle and two drays, travelled south along the coast - the first family to trek down to South Taranaki. To navigate to their destination, a Maori boy in the Institute at the Mission Station, drew a plan which enabled Mr Hawken and family to travel without roads. It took three weeks at considerable risk from Maori attacks. Hawken family and James Ball, who had the adjoining farm, were the first white people to farm in this locality. After getting settled, Joseph returned to New Plymouth - he travelled by night and brought his sheep through - the very first in South Taranaki. The country between Kakaramea and New Plymouth was Maori owned and Honi Pihama was at Pihama. The Hawken family had not long been settled at Kakaramea when Tito-kowaru's war broke out, and although Joseph succeeded in getting his horses and cattle away, the sheep had to left behind. The Maoris detroyed all the crops on the farm and drove the sheep to the old Toumaha pa, near Kakaramea, where they ate a good many. The family were forced to go to Patea, and for a short time occupied the Patea Blockhouse. On return to his farm, Joseph built a raupo whare and they lived there till other white settlers arrived in the district.
General Cameron and his troops came along shortly afterwards, and the Maori chiefs had a "korero." The outcome was that they agreed to allow Hawken to collect the remainder of his flock of sheep so he set out around the bush clearings to round up all he could find, but as he was followed all the way by an old Maori with a gun he did not make a particularly good muster. When Titokowaru's war came to an end, the Government offered to lend money to soldier-settlers to assist them in developing their land, but with an interest rate of 11 per cent! And there was no suggestion of lending this money on any kind of second-rate security, so settlers had to deposit their deeds as security. Joseph applied for a loan of £300 on the security of 800 acres of land that has since proved to be amongst the finest and richest land on this coast. He sent his deeds to Wellington with his application for a loan, but no loan materialised, and after writing many letters and waiting eighteen months, he decided to journey to Wellington - no light undertaking in those days - it is not known if he got his loan. The family settled down to the business of farming. They grew a tremendous lot of wheat and oats on this rich sea-coast land getting as high as 70 bushels to the acre of wheat and up to 100 bushels of barley. Great quantities of ryegrass were cut off the land, and it was from here the seed was secured that eventually sowed most of the Waimate Plains. Initially when cattle and sheep were scarce, prices were good - sheep were worth about 30s each, and cattle ?. One of a team of horses was sold at Kakaramea for £60. They received 2s 9d per lb for their wool - some of this first wool sold in New Plymouth. However as the settlement progressed, more stock was raised, but with no market of any consequence, prices came down to the extent that thousands of sheep were boiled down solely for their tallow and even legs of mutton were hawked about for sale at a shilling a piece deemed worthless for boiling down purposes. Markets were sought for cattle, and numbers shipped through Waitara to Auckland had small returms. In the early eighties freezing works were started in Wellington, but the initial stages did not afford much relief - fat heifers realising only 11s to 16s per head. All were strenuous and difficult times, but those who succeeded in holding on ultimately reaped the reward. These are Joseph and Jane Hawken's descendants:
v Cresswell Metherell Hawken b: 11 Jan 1875 in Patea d: 16 Jul 1949 in Hawera
vi Rosa May Hawken b: 1876 d: 1962 Mar: 1912 to James Thomas Wellington Wilkin b: 1881 (Parents: John Winstanley Wilkin Mother: Edith Leaf); d: 1936
vii Ella (Jane) Aletheia Hawken b: 1877 d: 18 Apr 1941 in Wanganui Mar: 1891 to Gilbert Pearce b: 1859 d: 1928 heir Children:
4 Eliza Bayly b: 30 Nov 1841, New Plymouth; d: 1842 New Plymouth
5 Emanuel Bayly b: Abt. 1843 in New Plymouth was a director of the Opunake Dairy Company; d: 23 Feb 1865 in New Plymouth
6 Matilda Bayly b: 1845 in New Plymouth d: 1926 Mar: 18 Mar 1871 at the residence of Daniel Bayly, Raleigh West to Thomas John George b: 1847 d: 16 Aug 1917 aged 77 years. Thomas was twelve months old when he arrived at New Plymouth with his parents William and Ann (nee Coulls) in 1841. When twelve years Thomas was apprenticed to the printing trade, serving his time on the Taranaki Herald, under the proprietorship of his brother-in-law, Mr. G. W. Woon. He saw service throughout the Maori War, receiving the New Zealand medal. Thomas George was for many years overseer in the jobbing department of the Hawera Star - the first printer to establish himself in Hawera, and started a jobbing office of his own prior to any paper being published. His family:
7 Samuel Bayly Chr: 7 Jan 1847 at New Plymouth d: 27 May 1857 in New Plymouth
8 Thomas Bayly b: 1849 in New Plymouth, grocer of Hamilton; d: 07 Aug 1930; Bur: Hastings Cemetery; Mar: 1874 at residence of parents James and Hannah Dingle, Frankley Rd. to Mary Jane Dingle b: 1853 in New Plymouth ( Father: James Dingle Mother: Hannah Veale) d: 1942. Family:
9 Elizabeth May Bayly b: 1853 in New Plymouth d: 1932 Hawera; Mar: 10 Feb 1873 in Waitara, Taranaki to Richard Blair Hamilton b: 1844 d: 1924
10 James Bayly b: 1853 in New Plymouth. James served as a volunteer during the Maori war, and afterwards leased a farm at Waitara. He then joined Mr. T. Elliot in partnership in 1875, as a runholder and breeder of fat stock for shipment. He was a member of the Clifton County Council, and on the Waitara Town Board and various road boards for several years. James mar: 6 Jul 1875 to Elizabeth McNeice Crossley - a teacher b: abt 1850, d: 23 Aug 1912. James d: 25 Sep 1910 at Waitara, and they are bur: there with son Oscar. James Bayly's estate was certified for stamp duty September 1912: £15,049,
11 Emma Bayly b: 12 Aug 1855 in New Plymouth d: 20 Dec 1925 in Wanganui Mar: 20 Apr 1882 in Waitara, Taranaki to Alfred Alexander Gower b: 1859 d: 1940 in Cambridge
12 Clarissa Bayly b: 1858 in New Plymouth. She did not marry and in 1893 was a draper living at Waitara; Miss Clarissa Bayly died 11 Jun 1908 in New Plymouth after a long illness at her residence at Waitara. A large portion of her time had been devoted to church work where for a considerable period she was a teacher at the Wesleyan Sunday school. Her interment took place at the Te Henui Cemetery.
Public records were used to research and compile this database - there could be errors so please confirm any data BEFORE using!! William Bayly's family are distantly related to the Newshams - Emma Eliza Newsham mar. Albert George Bayly who was William's nephew.