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John Erving Barnard

Mrs J E Barnard (Emma nee Lockwood)

John Erving Barnard's grandparents were Samuel (b abt 1750) and his wife Elizabeth Barnard. Their children were born in Middlesex :

(i) Samuel Barnard b: 10 Jan ??

(ii) Elizabeth Mary Amelia Barnard b: 1 Dec 1766 St James, Westminster, Middlesex

(iii) Susanna Barnard (b: 28 Feb 1778 Lombard St; London; d: 1 Jan 1831 at Norton, Falgate, Middlesex) She mar: 22 Oct 1799 to Joseph Littell (b: 6 Feb 1775 Christchurch, Middlesex) and their Daughter b; London on 10 Aug 1805 was named Emily Sarah Littell

(iv) Thomas Barnard (b: 04 Dec 1781 Parish Allhallows, London )

v Samuel Barnard ( b: 10 Jan 1783 Middlesex; d: 3 Jan 1830 Gt St Helens, Bishopgate, London) He was John's father.

(v) Elizabeth Barnard (b: 15 Feb 1785)

John Erving Barnard's  father Samuel Barnard (b: 1783) mar: Agnes Hutton (she was b: 1779 in St Swithins , Cannon St, London, England to parents  Patrick and Margaret Hutton; d: 1836 in Great St.Helens, Bishopsgate, London, England. Their children were:


1: George Hutton Barnard (b; 1806 in St Stephen Coleman St. London; d: 11 Aug 1867 in Walkerville, Adelaide, Sth .Australia) He mar: 14 Sep 1849 in Adelaide to Miro William Silke (she was b: 1810 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England dau of father Joseph Silke; d: 1895 in Gilbert Town, Adelaide, South Australia)

Notes: Baptism 1811 St Stephen, Coleman Street, London, England

Saturday 14 July 1838: CLERK OF COUNCIL'S OFFICE HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, in Council, this day appointed George Hutton Barnard. Esq., Collector of Customs ..........

Death:  BARNARD - On the 11th August, 1867  at his residence, Walkerville, George Hutton Barnard, Esq., in his 62nd year. George and Miro's children were:

(i) George Barnard (1841-1841)

(ii) Kate Mira Barnard (1843-1943)

(iii) George Lloyd Barnard (1852-1935)

(iv)  Harriett Barnard (1861-)

(v) Josephine Mary Barnard(1861-)          

2: Samuel Loveday Barnard (b: 4 Jul 1808 Bapt: 4 Jan 1811  SAINT STEPHAN COLEMAN STREET,LONDON and d: 11 Oct 1852 in St. Petersburg, Russia)                          

3: Thomas Bond Barnard (b: 3 Jul 1810; Bapt. 14 Jan 1811 St Stephen, Coleman St., London; Occ: Sharebroker; d: 30 Oct 1860 in Margaret-street, North Adelaide, South Australia. He mar: 1855 to Emma Lockwood (she was b: 1829 in Rochdale, Lancashire, Eng to parents George Lockwood and mother Ann Rhodes; she d:: 5th May 1925 in Honolulu. )  Death: BARNARD: On tho 30th October, at his residence, Margaret-street, North Adelaide, Thomas Bond Barnard, aged 50 years. Their 3 children were: 

(i) Edward Webb Barnard (b: 6 Jul 1856 in North Adelaide, South Australia; Occ: 1894 District Magistrate, Hawaii; d: 1919)  mar: 1884 in Hawaii to Carrie G Closson (b: 25 Dec 1866 at Maine, USa; d: 2 Nov 1942 Eldorado, California, USA) Their son:                     

Edward Spalding Barnard was b: 11 Feb 1899 in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii       and d: 1974 in Trinity, California) He mar: Abt. 1930 to Lucille l Fluhart (b: 1896 in Illinois; d: 1986 in West Sacramento, Yolo, California, US                     

(ii) Josephine Mary Barnard  (b: 02 May 1858 in North Adelaide, Sth Australia; Arrival: date - Honolulu, Hawaii;  (Sister Mary Barnard CSC. Index to Declaration of Intent for Naturalization: New York County, 1907) d: 1943                          

(iii) Harriet Eleanor Barnard (b: 23 Jan 1860 in North Adelaide, Sth Australia; d: 1939) She mar; 16 Jun 1881 at Honolulu to MERRILL, FRANK WESLEY (b: 08 Feb 1857 Haverhill Boston Massachusetts USA; He was b: 07 Mar 1831 the son of Joseph Sumner MERRILL and Irene Little NICHOLS;  Occ: Education 19 Dec 1880 deacon Honolulu (WILLIS) 11 Jun 1884 priest Adelaide (KENNION) (Positions: 1879 teacher--in--charge Iolani College city and diocese Honolulu; 1881-­-1882 missionary at Kaneohe on windward Oahu, Hawaii where he was teaching Kaneohe government school, and taking services; 1882 with wife to Australia 05 July 1883 letters testimonial from Bishop of Honolulu 21 Aug 1883-­-1885; curate South-­-East mission diocese Adelaide 11 Jun 1884 licence renewed 18 Jul 1885-­-1887; curate Christ Church Adelaide Australia 1888-­-1889; incumbent St Luke Chelsea, Massachusetts ( 16 Sep 1889 letters testimonial from bishop of Massachusetts; 1889-­-1896 went with Bishop Charles Chapman GRAFTON SSJE to become a general missionary diocese Fond-du-­Lac Wisconsin 1896-­-1900 vicar Trinity Berlin Wisconsin; 1900-­-1908 vicar Hobart church Oneida Wisconsin; 1908-­-1910 vicar S Stephen Menasha Wisconsin; 1910-­-1911 vicar S Stephen Menasha with Trinity Neenah Wisconsin - instituted and managed an hospital, lace school, day and night schools and a creamery; 12 Nov 1911 letters dimissory sent to diocese Honolulu 1911 priest (vice the Revd Joseph W GUNN) S Augustine Kohala and in charge S Paul Makapala with Sunday school at Hawaii, monthly services at Waimea, diocese Honolulu in his time a chapel was built, a night school for Orientals opened at Kohala. He d: 11 October 1918 after an operation Honolulu, ashes interred churchyard Kohala.

4: William Williams Barnard (b: 1817 in Wilson Street. St. Leonards, Shoreditch, London Bapt: 14 Jul 1819 St Stephen Coleman Street, London; Occ: Post Office Surveyor for the northern district of Ireland: d: 1897 in 4 Mountain View, Belmont Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin aged 80 yrs) mar: 1850 in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada to Caroline Margaret Peters (b: 1824 in Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; d: 1886 in 27 Ailesbury Rd. Donnybrook, Dublin South, Dublin) Their children were:                   

(i) William Wallace Barnard (b: 1850 in St John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada;   d: Sep 1917 in Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland) mar: 1876 in St.James. County Dublin, Ireland to Alice Nicolls (b: 1845 in Dublin, Ireland; d: 18 May 1942 in Lynton House, Church Rd. Upper Norwood London. Their children were born 11 Prussia St, Dublin:

1. Herbert Campbell  b: 11 Sep 1881; 2. Alice Maud Mary; b: 07 Aug 1887; 3. Thomas James Nicolls b: 16 May 1880; 4. Jane b: 18 Dec 1885; 5. Violet Imogene Constance b: 03 Mar 1890; 6. Caroline Margaret Mary b: 29 Jul 1884; 7. Frederick William b: 02 Feb 1878     

(ii) Thomas Peters Barnard (b: 02 Apr 1852 in St John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; d: 1913)                   


(iii) Edward Sherman Barnard (b: 04 Feb 1856 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland;   d: 29 Aug 1933 in North Middlesex Hosp., Edmonton, London, England) mar: Ellen Coyle (b: 14 Jul 1867 in Cavan Ireland)                                                  


(iv) Caroline Agnes Mary Barnard b: 02 Oct 1857 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland d: 1932 in Dublin, Ireland)                   


(v) Joseph Barnard (b: 1858; d: 1889 in Dublin, Ireland)                        


(vi) Mary Barnard Barnard (b: 30 Dec 1858 - )                                                       


(vii) John Barnard (b: 1861 in Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland; d: 1911 in Dublin, Ireland)  


(viii) Maurice John Barnard  b: 21 Jul 1865 in 26 Elgin Rd,  Dublin; d: Mar: 1886 in Dublin South R.D., Ireland)                        


(ix) Elizabeth Barnard  (b: 26 Sep 1866 in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland ; d: 1933 in Dublin , Ireland

E: John Ewing Barnard (b: 1812 in Wilson Street. St..Leonards, Shoreditch, London, Bapt: 14 Jul 1819 St. Stephan Colman St. London; He d: 23 Jun 1883 in Honolulu)
The first act of Lord Glenelg , on taking office as Secretary of State for the Colonies on May 5, 1835 in the second Ministry of Lord Melbourne, was to gazette the South Australian Colonisation Commissioners:�Messrs. George Fyfe Angus and E. Barnard (Agent-General for the Australian Colonies)
In 1836, the 360 ton TAM O'SHANTER was privately chartered and commanded by Captain Whiteman Freeman and sailed from London on 20 July, 1836 and arrived at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on 20 November, 1836. She then proceeded to Holdfast Bay (Port Adelaide) and tried to enter the Port River, only to run aground on a sandbar. Four days later she was re-floated and moved up to her landing place. Among the fifty nine passengers was J E Barnard
4 August 1856 COURT Of PETTY SESSIONS. (Before Mr. McLachlan, Esq., P. M., and E. J. Barnard Esq) About this time John was appointed as Judge at Honolulu, Hawaii. He returned to Adelaide after his brother's death to support his sister-in-law with her young family:
Court report: BEECHWORTH LICENSING BENCH. Wednesday, July 9th, 1862. Before E. J. Barnard, Esq., SM)
On 6th Mar 1863 he married brother Thomas's widow, Emma nee Lockwood at St Andrew's Church, Walkerville and he left with Emma and the three children for Hawaii, Honolulu.
In 1865, John retired. The Hawaiian Gazette: reported: On 1st Feb 1865, Mr and Mrs J E Barnard and 3 children departed on the ship Buena Vista" for Port Adelaide.
Report: Sacramento Daily Union, 18 Feb. 1865: John E. Barnard, for ten years past Clerk of the Supreme Court, and formerly Secretary of the British Legation, has returned with his family to Australia.
Their stay was brief and John is featuring in the Evening Post, 3 May 1865, NELSON.
Floods in the Rivers. Man Drowned in the Waimea. The Nelson Colonist of the 28th says : " The recent rains swelled the rivers up country to a very great height, and we hear of several very narrow escapes, and one fatal accident. The latter befell an old settler named Robert Taylor, millwright and engineer, at Waimea West, a Scotchman, formerly belonging to Dundee. The river was in full flood, the rain up country having greatly exceeded in heaviness that which fell in the neighbourhood of the town. Early on Wednesday morning, the dead body of a horse, and a cart were seen stranded in the river at Waimea West, ahout twenty chains from Mr. Palmer's old public house. The boy who discovered the horse and cart ran up and told Mr. Dron at the Post-office, who, with Mr. Devaney, went down and recognised the horse and cart as that driven by Taylor, and belonging to Mr. Palmer. Taylor's hat also was found, but there were no signs of his body, which has evidently been carried down the river, and probably out to sea by the force of the stream. Deceased, who was about sixty years of age, was seen driving at dusk on Tuesday evening in the direction of the west ford in the Waimea river, and here he had evidently attempted to cross ; the cart, horse, and man had been swept away by the strong and swollen current. On Wednesday, the passengers in the van driven by Lyne from Motueka, had a very narrow escape on the Moutere hills at a creek about three miles on the Motueka side of Benseman's inn, and near the farm of Mr. Hewison. The rain was streaming down the hill sides, and the road for sixty or several yards on the other side of the creek was under water up to the horses chests, and at the creek itself there was a torrent about nine feet deep, the little foot bridge being covered over with water, fences out of sight, and the fields like a little sea. The horses on entering the creek were unable to stem the stream, and were carried round, and several times had their heads completely under water, and narrowly escaped drowmng. His driver, not knowing the depth, leapt down to cut the traces, and went over his head into the water, but afterwards succeeded in cutting and loosing the traces, and otherwise freeing the horses, which were got out with great difficulty. There were four passengers in the vehicle, Captain Lockett, Mr. Cottrell, Mr. Blackman, and Mr. Barnard, a gentleman recently arrived in the province. These were all in imminent danger. The last named gentleman was the last to leave the van and he leaped on a patch of flax near the middle of the stream, and by the others joining hands, and partly dragging him through the fierce stream, he was brought to the side of the creek, fetching the mail bags with him. By means of the foot bridge which was about three feet under water, and by joining hands again they succeeded in getting across ; and had about a hundred yards to wade up to the middle until they reached better footing. Here they came to Mr. Hewitson's place, and were by him directed to go over the hills, as it was impossible for them to follow the road. This wet and weary they did, and found a pleasant welcome at Mr. Renseman's. The van was dragged out by bullocks next day.
(Source: Footprints (The story of the settlement and development of the Nelson back country districts by J.N.W.Newport published by Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd in 1962 )
"WANGAPEKA JUNCTION AND RAM VALLEY" ON THE MOTUEKA RIVER, about a mile up stream from the mouth of the Stanley 'brook', a family named Barnard took up land, Barnard being a retired judge from Honolulu. There they set about building a homestead on a site still marked by large poplar trees, fruit trees and an overgrown hawthorn hedge. When they first moved in, there was no road access and their foodstuffs and belongings were loaded on a raft at the junction of the Wangapeka and Motueka rivers. Precautions were taken to see that in the event of a capsize the load was not lost overboard, and indeed it was just as well that everything was well wracked on, as the raft hit a rock and turned over. In fact there are so many rocks and falls on this stretch of river that it would be difficult to avoid them. Their flour and other essentials had to be dried out after arriving at the new home.
1868 Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 4 January 1868, Page 2 BISHOP'S SCHOOL. The examination of this school was concluded on Thursday, December 19, and tho prizes were delivered on the following day, by his Lordship the Bishop of Nelson, in presence of a considerable number of ladies and gentlemen. The examiners were the Bishop, the Rev. Mr. Johnstone, the Rev. Mr. Mules, the Rev. Mr. Ewald, and Captain Rough. prize list - Reading. 2nd Form Edward W. Barnard.
1869 BIRTHS.Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 14 August 1869, BIRTHS. On the 17th June, at Willow Farm, Upper Motueka Valley, Mrs. J. E. Barnard, of a daughter

2 Photos - Source Nelson Provincial Museum of Mrs Emma Barnard   

John and Emma's daughter
Bernice Bishop Barnard born 17 Jun 1869 (Her name was that of treasured Hawaiian friend, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop - see below****)
1869 Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle,17 November 1869, DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing between JOHN ERVING BARNARD and RICHARD THOMAS, of Lower Motueka Valley, Dairy Farmers, which was entered into on the 1st day of September, a.d. 1868, is this day DISSOLVED, in pursuance of the terms of the Deed of Partnership. Dated 10th November, 1869.John E Barnard
1870 "Footprints Too" there is a reference to Barnard referring to the Provincial Engineer making a road, in 1870, from Thorpe to the Baton goldfield. "From Stanley Brook confluence he followed the Motueka River to Barnard's residence where he stayed the night on account of the wet weather. Mr Barnard told him no difficulty existed which would prevent making a good road....."
Later, a track along the narrow river flat from Stanley Brook was opened up and in the Motueka Valley Road Board minutes for April 1873, £5 was set aside to be spent on the road to Barnard's.
To supplement his income in 16 Nov 1869 John undertook to market sheep dip JOHN E. BARNARD. SHEEPWASH TOBACCO, in large or small quantities, ready for use.
John returned to Hawaii and the family stayed on at the farm.
The unusually high flood in 1877 caused the river to flow all over the flats from side to side of the valley and Barnard's paddocks were ruined. A gully near their house was dammed up by a slip which later washed out; the debris struck the house and a large log smashed through the wall, hitting Mrs Barnard and seriously injuring her. Her son, a lad of 14, had to leave her on her own while he ran over the hills to Stanley Brook for help. T. Griffith, W. Fenemor and other settlers came to their assistance and, in places, had to carry the injured woman out on a stretcher. The family eventually left the district but this particular part of the river flat is still referred to as 'Barnard's'.
Floods in New Zealand: Early in February last, destructive rains and floods occurred in New Zealand, which caused loss of property amounting to over one hundred thousand pounds. Among the sufferers were the family of our townsman, Mr. J. E. Barnard, tbe particulars of which are given in the following extract from the Nelson Colonist: "Many who were affluent and from their toil had reaped what they considered would have been a competency for life are now, when the best of their days are past, at one fell swoop deprived of all they had, and it comes none the less hard that their loss has fallen upon them in the midst of their rejoicing, "for there had not been so full a harvest these many years."
At Ram Valley, the farm of Mr J. E. Barnard, has been almost destroyed. An avalanche or earth, rocks, trees, and water so suddenly struck the house and crushed it. Mrs Barnard and one of her daughters (Miss Nellie Barnard) received injuries endeavouring to escape; the former having several of her ribs broken, but the other lady was not so severely hurt. Mr. Barnard, Jnr, went to Stanley Brook for assistance, and the sufferers after camping out one night on the hillside, were finally conveyed on stretchers by a band of their fellow settlers to Stanley Brook, where they are being attended to. Beside the house and its contents being almost totally destroyed, the trees to the orchard were either levelled or burled, and the flat land now converted into a shingle bed. The land slips were most numerous. Mr. Stanley, in the same district, estimates his loss at some hundreds of pounds including the destruction of pasture land and two hundred sheep. The water flooded the lower portions or Mr. Stanley's house, compelling the whole family to take refuge upstairs.
Timaru Herald, 6 March 1877: At a place known as Ram Valley, a landslip nearly produced fatal results, a mass of earth falling on a house belonging to Mr Barnard and completely burying it. Mrs Barnard having three of her ribs broken by the falling stones, one of her daughters also being seriously hurt"
The farm was immediately put up for sale:
 Nelson Evening Mail, 25 April 1877: MESSRS SHARP AND PICKERING : SELL BY AUCTION, On the Premises occupied by J. E Barnard Esq., RAMS VALLEY, Lowe; Motueka Valley, on the above date. THAT VALUABLE FREEHOLD OF 572 ACRES SPLENDID LAND. Also, 30 HEAD of really good CATTLE (mixed ages) including 18 DAIRY COWS, 70 LEICESTER EWES and WETHERS, 1 SHROPSHIRE DOWN RAM; STAUNCH DRAUGHT MARE, broken to all kinds of work (with Foal at foot) Good PACK HORSE GELDING, broken to Saddle, rising 7 years; MARE, rising 7, broken to Saddle, and a very fast trotter MARE, Ht for Pack or Saddle. Also Pigs, Fowls, Turkeys, and a lot of Useful Farming Implements, and Household Furniture. The Auctioneer will sell the Farm Implements &c. at Eleven, the Stock at Two and the Freehold after, so that intending purchasers or the Stock will have ample time to reach the Farm by leaving Foxhill or Wakefield on the morning of the sale.
The Barnards left New Zealand and although the land remained in their ownership, they returned to Hawaii 1880
Story of the Honolulu Library and Reading Room Association: April 3, 1880 was the first anniversary of the establishment of the Library. There were addresses by Judge Dole and Rev. Alexander Mackintosh after which Dr. Marques, Mr. J. E. Barnard and Miss Hopper provided music. Then Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. Hyde also spoke. A fair by the Ladies was recommended.
The land was not sold and remained in their ownership: 1882 - Return of the Freeholders; John Ewen Barnard (Mrs) Honolulu; Borough Waimea; Area 572 acres Value £550
WANGAPEKA JUNCTION AND RAM VALLEY Colonist, 25 July 1883 DEATH. Barnard. June 23, at Honolulu, John E, Barnard, Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court formerly of Willow Farm, Motueka Valley, in his 72nd year.
Colonist, 25 July 1883: The Late Mr J. E. Barnard. This gentleman, who died at Honolulu on June 23rd, had many friends in this district. Some years ago he purchased Willow Farm, in Motueka Valley, where, after Mr Barnard had returned to Honolulu, his family continued to reside until the disastrous Motueka flood occurred when the farm suffered severely, and Mrs Barnard and one of her daughters were injured by a huge landslip carrying away part of the house. The family then left Nelson and rejoined Mr Barnard at Honolulu, where he was acting as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court, a responsible post which he held for many years. Deceased was a most faithful and courteous official, and his purity of character endeared him to all who knew him. So greatly was he esteemed by the Bar and Supreme Court officials at Honolulu, that in public meeting assembled, they resolved to wear mourning for thirty days as a mark of respect for deceased, who leaves a widow and family to mourn their loss.
October 29, 1886, The permanent settlement of $300 per annum on Emma widow of John E Barnard chief clerk of the Supreme Court for 18 years have been proclaimed

*******( Will Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop) "I bequeath unto Bernice Bishop Barnard, daughter of the late John E. Barnard Esq. of Honolulu, the sum of Three hundred Dollars ($300) a year during her minority, to be applied towards her education and clothing, and upon her becoming of age the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1000.) to her sole and separate use, free from the control of any husband she may marry. This in lieu of the $200 given by my will.) Her mother Emma as also a beneficiary: "I give and bequeath to Mrs. Emma Barnard, widow of the late John E Barnard Esq. the sum of Five hundred dollars ($500.)

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