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Rowe Family Research
William ROWE was b: HeleBarton, Devon, the son of Matthias ROWE (1780-1835) occ farmer who had mar: 27 Nov 1821 his mother Elizabeth Ann* formerly KING(1788-1850). William was christened 17 OCT 1827 in the Parish of Bickleigh, Devon, England, died 25 APR 1915 aged 61Y at Lepperton, Taranaki, New Zealand. William was bur: 27 APR 1915 in Huirangi Cemetery, near Waitara, Taranaki - in NZ 61Y???. Surviving issue: M 57, 51, 47, 42, 40 F: 53
William at age 23 mar: at Plymouth, England to Honour Dow (sic) wife, Honor DAW She was born at Newton Mill, Tavistock, Devon, England and bap: 27 JUL 1831 in Tavistock, Devon, England, the daughter of Isaac Smith DAWE (b. 31 MAR 1797 in Lamerton, Devon, England; occupation miller; he d. 1851 in Tavistock, Devon, England) and Bettsey METTERS (mar: 25 Aug 1818 at Bere Ferrers, Devon, England (Bettsey was b. 21 APR 1792 in Bere Ferrers, Devon, England and d. 1863 in Plymouth, Devon, England )
Honor d: 6th JUN 1897 at her residence at Huirangi, Taranaki and was buried at Huirangi Cemetery. She was survived by sons Matt 44, William 40, Henry 34, Alfred 30, Albert 25, John 22 and daughters Helen (Turnbull 36, Elizabeth 32 and Sarah 27.
Death notice: Rowe
- On June 6th at her residence Huirangi, Honnor (sic), the wife of W
Rowe. The funeral of the late Mrs Honnor Rowe will leave her late
residence for the Huirangi Cemetery at 2pm on Wed Jun 9th 1897.
Friends kindly accept this intimation Huirangi Cemetery:
Honor was buried 9 Jun 1897, Sarah (their daughter who died in a fire) on
29 Sep 1901 and William on 27 Apr 1915)
Huirangi Cemetery: Honor was buried 9 Jun 1897, Sarah (their daughter who died in a fire) on 29 Sep 1901 and William on 27 Apr 1915)
Rowe to New Plymouth 17 Sep 1853 on Joseph Fletcher??, thought unlikely as
obit indicates came via Australia and "made his way to NP"
Death notice (26 April 1915 : Personal column: "The death occurred on Sunday of Mr William Rowe, of Huirangi. The deceased, who was 88 years of age, was a very old settler. He served in the Maori war, and has resided in this district ever since."
Funeral notice read: "The Funeral of the late William Rowe will leave the residence of William Rowe, jun., Kelly Road, Lepperton on Tuesday April 27 at 2 o'clock for the Huirangi Cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation H Spurdle, Undertaker for Topless Bros, Waitara"
DECEASED PERSON'S estates William Rowe, £3559
Huirangi Plot 66: The headstone reads: In Loving Memory Of Honor - the beloved wife of William Rowe died Jun 6th 1897 aged 66 years; Also William Rowe died 25th Apr 1915 aged 88 years. Sarah Rowe died 26 Sep 1901 aged 31 yrs.
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