John BLAND (b: 1817 in Enniskillen, Ireland; Occ: Stone Mason; he d: 4 Jul. 1873 in New Plymouth, New Zealand)

John mar: abt 1843 to Elizabeth (Eliza) Buxton (b: in 1823 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; d: 7 Mar. 1859 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia)

John and Eliza immigrated Aug 11 1857 on the "Eastern City" from Liverpool to Melbourne, VIC, Australia with their 3 children;   Jane    John   Thomas 

1.Jane BLAND (b: abt 1851 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; d:  on Jul. 4, 1890 in Tataramaika, Taranaki aged 39Y, when she is bur.) Immigration - Aug 11 1857 to Melbourne, VIC, Australia on the "Eastern City" from Liverpool.

Jane mar: Walter Henry CLARKE in 1869 in N Z. (b: in 1844 in Bath, Somerset; Occ: Blacksmith; Coach builder; Appointed Justice of the Peace: Walter Henry Clarke, Pungarehu; d: Jun. 7, 1910 in Pungarehu, Taranaki; Bur: Tataraimaka Cemetery.)

TARANAKI DAILY NEWS: 13 MAY 1910; District News, Warea: An accident happened here on Sunday afternoon to Mr.Walter Henry Clarke, of Pungarehu. His horse started to skid in going down a hill. All the occupants of the trap (Mr. and Mrs. Harvey and daughter) were more or less injured.

DEATH: CLARKE; On the 7th inst., at the residence of W. Harvey, Pungarehu, Walter Henry   Clarke,  aged 60 years.

FUNERAL NOTICE. The funeral of the late  Walter Henry  Clarke will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Pungarahu, on THURSDAY, the 9th inst., at 11 a.m., for the Tataraiinaka Cemetery, arriving there at about 2 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation. JAMES LOVERIDGE, Undertaker.

MR. W. H. CLARKE. There passed away at Pungarehu, on Tuesday evening, a very old resident in the person of Mr Walter Henry Clarke, senr., who for many years lived at Tataraimaka. The deceased was one of the few remaining Taranaki Military Settlers, and came to this district in 1868. After serving his term in the above force he settled on his Military grant of land on the Timaru road. About twenty years ago he met with an accident — a serious injury to the spine from the resuits of which he became blind, and later on bed ridden. About six or seven years ago he went to live with his daughter (Mrs W. Harvey, of Pungarehu), at whose residence he passed quietly away at the age of 67 years. The deceased leaves four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss, and to whom we extend our sympathy in their bereavement.

Jane and Walter Clarke had 6 children:

1. Elizabeth Jane CLARKE (b: 1870 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date.  mar: 1894 to William Harvey of Pungarehu (b: 1844 Chicheley, Buckinghamshire; d; 07 Jun 1910  Tataraimaka, Oakura, Taranaki  aged 66Y)

Advertisment: Walter Harvey - Shoeing & General Smith, PUNGAREHU, HAS pleasure in notifying the public that he has established a Blacksmith and Wheelwright's Shop at Pungarehu, where settlers can get their horseshoeing done. ALSO — ALL repairs to Buggies, Traps, Drays, Farm Implements, and all other kinds of machinery, at short notice, and at moderate charges. Support local industry and keep the money in the district.

SHOEING AND General Blacksmith Establishments. Kahui Street Raliotu, and Next Dairy Factory, Oaoimi. Colmer & Bradley, PROPRIETORS. Horse-Shoeing a Speciality. ALL Kinds of Agricultural Implements and Machinery repaired in a workmanlike manned with the utmost despatch; As they rely on merit for the support of the public, a trial is solicited.

TARANAKI HERALD,  5 APR 1897: Mr Newton King reports a steady demand for land, and advises the sale this day of another large dairy farm of 524 acres, at Pungarehu, with 100 dairy cows and other stock, sold on account of Mr T. W. Corbett, the purchaser being Mr William Harvey of Rahotu.

TARANAKI DAILY NEWS,  15 AUG 1907: Sold, Mr Harvey's fine beach farm of 523 acres situated at Pungarehu to Mr John McEldowney, of Marton.

Their Children : William Walter Reid b: 1896; Elizabeth Eva b: 1897; Hilda May b: 1898

2. Walter Henry CLARKE (b: 1872 in New Zealand and d: 1943 aged 71Y)  In July 1890 he was a groom at Okato for Mr McCullum, coach proprietor. Advertisement:  W. Clarke begs to notify the public of Patea and surrounding district that ho has arranged for a regular supply of Fresh Fish twice weekly. Orders by phone promptly , attended to. W.CLARKE,. FISH DEPOT, " ® Phone 109, Patea.

3 Thomas John CLARKE (b: 1874 in New Zealand and  d; 1852 aged 77Y. mar 1900 to Delia Ann Watson  Children of Thomas and Delia Clarke: Isabel Delia b: 1902; Kathleen Jane b: 1905; Thomas Leonard b: 1908;

4 William Bland CLARKE (b: 19 Aug 1876 in Taranaki Died: 24 Aug 1959 in Stratford) mar: 30 Jul  in Okato to Florence May JULIAN (b: 10 Feb 1883  Tataraimaka, Taranaki; d: 02 Mar 1959 in Stratford) Chairman of th Warea Householders; Children were:

i William Walter (Murray) Clarke (b: 09 Mar 1903 in Warea, Taranaki; d: 01 Sep 1966 in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand mar; Rita Louisa Calder (b: 10 Oct 1905 in Henley, Otago d: 15 Feb 1972 in Hawera Hospital, Taranaki)

ii Matilda (Tillie) May Clarke (b: 11 Aug 1904 in New Plymouth; d: 31 Jul 1995 in Normandy Road, Manaia) Mar: 06 Jul 1927 in Anglican Church, Okaiawa to Alfred George Griffin (b: 06 Jan 1901 in Kaponga, Taranaki; d: 13 Jul 2003 in Ngahuru Home, Hawera) Tilly and Alf's 4 children

1 Ava Jean Griffin b: at Hawera she mar: 24 May 1952 to Ian Ernest McCall (b: 30 Oct 1928; d: 06 Jul 2001 in Hawera) Children are:

a Ross Ian McCall mar: Robyn Yvonne Oakes Their children are Andrea Atherly Alice McCall; Jason Anthony Daniel McCall and Eloise McCall

b Helen Jane McCall mar: Jeffery Dickens

2 Gloria Matilda Griffin mar: 14 Jun 1952 to Alexander Joseph Tosland (b: 04 Oct 1929, Jersey breeder; d: 7 Dec 2016 aged 87Y; bur: Okaiawa Cem.)

Their 4 children are:  Kelvin Alexander; Linda Joan; Martin Clarke; Derek Noel Tosland

3 Maida Florence Griffin (b: 13 Jan 1937 in Hawera; d: 20 Mar 1991 in Tauranga Hospital) mar: 28 Feb 1959 to Clarence (Clarrie) Alan Manson (b: 03 Aug 1936; d: 05 Nov 2008 in Tauranga)

Their 3 children: Dean Clarence; Boyd Alan; Julie Cheryl Manson

4 Milton Alfred William Griffin Mar: 25 Jun 1977 to Pamela Laurel McKay (b: 16 Jun 1949; d: 03 Nov 2006 in Manaia) mar; 2: Jennie

Milton and Pamela's 4 children are Sherleena Maree; Rowena Pam (b: 08 Nov 1980; d: 25 Nov 1980). Jasmine Louise and Haley Michelle Griffin

iii Ray Lancelot Clarke (b: 07 Jul 1908 in Taranaki; d: 02 Jun 1972 in New Plymouth) Mar: 20 May 1939 in Hawera to Dorothy May (Doss) Corbett b: 27 Dec 1911; d: 2009) they had 9 children

iii Herbert Olave (Ollie) Clarke (b: 14 Mar 1910 in Warea, Taranaki; d: 02 Aug 1978 in New Plymouth) Mar: 28 Jun 1932 to Estelle Marguerita Sarah Hartley (b: 28 Oct 1908; d: ?)

iv Laurence (Laurie) Clarke (b: 01 May 1916 in Warea, Taranaki; d: 18 Jun 1983 in Taranaki) Mar: 28 Jun 1939 in Stratford, Taranaki to Florence Mary Jean* Rookes (b: 30 Apr 1918; d: 07 Apr 2006 aged 88Y - 3 Children )

v Florence Dorothy Clarke (b: 25 Jan 1918 in Auroa, Taranaki; d: Dec 16 1999) Mar: 04 Aug 1951 in Stratford, Taranaki to Edwin Chapman (Ed) Clarkson (b: 20 Jun 1909 in Patea, Taranaki; d: 15 Apr 1974 in Stratford)

vi Joyce Melva Clarke (b: 17 Feb 1926 in Okaiawa, Taranaki; d: 12 Dec 2001 in Wellington - 4 children) Mar: 29 Nov 1952 in Stratford, Taranaki to Colin Roger* Cotterell (b: 04 Jan 1928 in Upton Upon Severn, England; d: 20 Jun 2014)

5 Hester Catherine CLARKE (b: 1878 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date. 

6 Herbert Henry George CLARKE (b: 1881 in New Zealand and d: 1966 aged 86Y)

2. John BLAND  (b:  1852 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; d: Jul. 28, 1891 Taranaki aged 42Y; Bur: Jul 30 1891 Te Henui Cem.) He mar; Katherine Alice Hogarth on Feb. 28, 1871 in New Zealand.(b: Aug. 9, 1849 in Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland; d: on Dec. 17, 1905 in Dunedin, Otago; Bur: Northern Cem, Dn.)

10  Children of John and Katherine Alice BLAND:

i. Helen Alicia BLAND (b: 1872 in Dunedin, Otago; d: 1945 aged 73Y) mar: 1909 to Albert Thomas Spackman (b: 1870; d: 1938 aged 68Y)

ii. Annie BLAND (b: 1873 NZ; d: 1873 aged 7wks)

iii. Eveleen BLAND (b: 1876 NZ; d: 1920 aged 48Y) mar: 1894 to William Webber (b: 1866 son of John and Elizabeth Ann Webber; d: ) Their 4 children: Bertha Roma (b: 1915); Ernest Hector (b: 1912); Howard Charles (b: 1903); Helen Kathleen (b: 1906)

iv. Helen BLAND (b: 3 Dec. 1877 in Dunedin, Otago; d: Nov. 23, 1941 in Auckland) mar; 1923 to Charles David Maurice Upton (b: 1878; d: 1959 aged 81Y)

v. Christina (b: 24 Oct. 1879 in North East Valley, Dunedin; d; 9 Apr. 1954 in Dunedin, Otago,  mar: 1904 to David Rankin HASTIE (b: 1879; d: 1965 86y)

vi. Zoe BLAND (b: 1880 in New Zealand; d: 11 Apr. 1891 in New Plymouth, Taranaki)

vii. Mabel BLAND (b: Mar. 20, 1882 in Dunedin, Otago; d: 6 Nov. 1954 in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay) mar: Sidney John DAVYS (b: 1880 to parents homas James and Elizabeth Davys; d: 1935 aged 55Y)

viii. Robert Thompson BLAND (b: Jul. 9, 1884 North East Valley, Dunedin; d: Jul. 13, 1918 in Lower Hutt, Wgtn)

ix. Gertrude BLAND (b: 13 Mar. 1887 in North East Valley, Dunedin, Otago; d: 4 Apr. 1907 in Dunedin)
x. Catherine Stephenson BLAND (b: 29 Nov.1888 in North East Valley, Dunedin; d: 1955 in New Plymouth) mar: Valentine Duff (b: 1887; d: 1970 aged 83Y.

xi. Herbert BLAND (b: Oct. 2, 1891 in North East Valley, Dunedin, Otago; d: 9 Aug.1915 in Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey


3 Thomas BLAND (b: on Jan. 1, 1853 in Enniskillen, Ireland; Occ: Civil Servant; d: 2 May 1925 Island Bay, Wellington, Age 79 Y; Bur: May 5 1925 Karori Cem.) Military Service Taranaki, New Zealand Armed Constabulary - Military Awards - New Zealand War Medal, the Long Service, Good Conduct Medal, New Zealand Royal Veterans' Medal.

He mar: Hester RUSSELL on Mar. 5, 1878 in St Marys Church, Taranaki, b: 29 Apr 1861 South Stoneham, Southampton, England; d: 13 Oct 1940 at Wgtn, NZ - the daughter of Jeffery Russell (1838 -1924) and mother Elizabeth Mouland (1829-1894) Thomas and Hester had 16 Children:

1 Ida May Bland (b: Dec. 11, 1878 in New Plymouth, Taranaki; d: New Plymouth) mar: 1903 Thomas Richard Julian. Their Bland children: Thomas Bland Russell (1905-1978); Leonard Foreman (1910-1979); Arthur Lesley (1908-1982) Florence Ida (1912-1993); Irene Hester Mathilda (1914-2000) Lawrence Stanley (1916-2000) 


2 Lillian Hester Bland (b: Nov. 10, 1879 in New Plymouth; d: Nursing Home, Island Bay, Wgtn) mar: 1925 to William Bell

3 Byrne Stanley Russel Marrison BLAND (b: Apr. 30, 1881 in New Plymouth, Taranaki; d: Nov. 25, 1955 in Wellington)  mar: 1907 to Ethel Barton 

4   Arthur John BLAND (b: Oct. 6, 1882 in Pungarehu, Taranaki; Occ: Civil Servant, Clerk NZ Railways; d: Island Bay, Wellington in a nursing Home, Age 61Y; Burial Nov 19 1943 Karori Cemetery) Military Service: World War I, 1914-1918,No. 22639 - Army, NZ Army Pay Corp; NEXT OF KIN ON EMBARKATION Thomas Bland (father), Roma, Caprera Street, Melrose, Wellington, NZ; ENLISTMENT WW1 Clerk; EMBARKATION DETAILS WW1 HMNZT 66 Vessel was Willochra or Tofua; Departed 16 Oct 1916 Wellington NZ; Arrived 28 December 1916 Plymouth or Devonport England; Sergeant Army Pay Department NZ Expeditionary Force; Embarked for NZ 3 November 1919 London on the Rauhine; Discharged 2 Feb 1920. LINKS: Military personnel file; Military Award: British War Medal

5    Thomas Jeffry BLAND (b: Jan. 13, 1884 in Panarehu, New Plymouth; Occ: Storeman; d: 1944 in Wellington Age 60 Y; Burial Aug 26 1944 Karori Cem. Section SOLDIERS; Plot no. 28 I/3) mar: 1908 to Henrietta Braid

6    Minnie Elizabeth BLAND (b: Jan. 20, 1885 in Parihaka New Plymouth, Taranaki; d: Wellington Hospital) mar: 1920 to John Holder Worgan

7    Beatrice Annie BLAND (b: May 18, 1886 in Parihaka, Taranaki; d: Jan. 21, 1967 Tauranga) mar:  Heron

8 Mabel Constance BLAND (b: Oct. 26, 1887 in Brunnerton; d: 9 Sept 1960 in Wellington) mar:on Apr. 21, 1909 in Newtown, Wellington to Samuel James STANDEN , son of William Charles STANDEN and Elizabeth Sofie JONES. He was b; on Nov. 3, 1886 NZ; d: 16 Mar. 1968 in Porirua, Wgtn. Military Service: World War I, 1914-1918, NZ Army Service Corps/ NZ Field Artillery; Serial No.-5/732; First Known Rank-Driver; Next of Kin-Mrs M.C. Standen (wife), 41 Stanley Street, Berhampore, Wgtn; Marital Status-Married; Enlistment Address-41 Stanley Street, Wellington, NZ; Military District-Wellington; Body on Embarkation-8th Reinforcements; Unit-Army Service Corps - Wgtn Embarkation Date-13 November 1915; Transport-HMNZT 35 HMNZT 36; Vessel-Willochra or Tofua; Destination-Suez, Egypt; Port of Arrival -18 December 1915 - Suez, Egypt; OC Troops -Captain Kirker; Units on Board -8th Reinforcements N.Z.E.F.2nd Reinforcements to 1st and 2nd Battalions NZ Rifle Brigade Vessel -Willochra Owner -Adelaide Steamship Co. (Chartered by USS Co.) Gross Tonnage -7,784 Master - Neville; Embarked for NZ from London on the 20 June 1919 via South Africa vessel NZ Poloina; Military Award; 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal; Occ: Saddler, Telegraph linesman Their Standen children: John Jeffery Standen (1911/1992); Constance Lillian (1914/2008)

9    Helen Maude BLAND (b: Dec. 27, 1888 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d in Wellington) mar; 1923 to Charles David Maurice Upton  

10    Jane Kathleen  BLAND (b: Jun. 30, 1890 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d: Wellington) mar: 1912 to Stanley Clement Sparrow (b: 1890; d: 1971 age 81Y) Their Sparrow children; Gordon Clement (1916-19850 Stanley Robert (1919-1967); Edwin Fefferson Sparrow

11    Florence Ethel BLAND (b: Aug. 15, 1891 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d; Jan. 16, 1970 Silverstream, Wgtn. Age 78 Years; Crem: Jan 20 1970 Karori Cemetery) mar: 1919 to Henry Robottom

12    Ruby Louisa BLAND (b: Jul. 20, 1893 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d: 1964 at Wellington Hospital) mar; 1919 to Alfred John Slack (b: 24 Nov 1894; d: 1981)

13    Henry Gordon BLAND (b: May 14, 1895 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d: Sep. 15, 1916 Somme, Northern France. Military Service World War I 1914-1918, 26/48 - Army; SERVICE NUMBER 1/366 & 26/48; ARMED FORCE / BRANCH Army; LAST RANK WW1 Corporal/Military New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion - ADDRESS BEFORE ENLISTMENT Caprera Street, Melrose, Wellington, New Zealand; NEXT OF KIN ON EMBARKATION Mrs I. Bland, Caprera Street, Melrose, Wellington, New Zealand; Thomas Bland (father), Defence Department, Wellington, New Zealand;  RELATIONSHIP STATUS Pre 15 August 1914 Single; ENLISTMENT WW1 Hardware assistant/Civilian, Wellington, New Zealand; EMBARKATION DETAILS WW1 HMNZT 1 or HMNZT 2 Vessel was Moeraki or Monowai; Rifleman 5th Regiment, A Company Samoan Advance Party; WW1 HMNZT 42 or HMNZT 43 or HMNZT 44 Vessel was Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua Departed 5 February 1916 Wellington, New Zealand; Arrived 16 March 1916 Suez, Egypt; 4th Battalion, B Company New Zealand Rifle Brigade; LAST RANK WW1 Corporal/Military New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion;   Went to Samoa with the Advance Guard. Death CAUSE OF DEATH Killed in Action - 15 September 1916 Age 21Y; Somme, Northern France; MEMORIAL NAME Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France Sources - Military personnel file Military Award 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal; Occ. Hardware Clerk/Storeman; Burial Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial. This cemetery contains 5,569 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 3,796 of the burials are unidentified

14    Zoe Evelyn BLAND (b: Sep. 2, 1896 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d: 1973 at Wellington Hospital) mar: 1920 to Claude Edward Singleton (b: 19 Jan 1897; d: 1988)

15    Cedric William BLAND (b: Jun. 28, 1898 in Brunnerton, Greymouth; d: 12 Jun. 12, 1974 Wellington) mar: 1935  to Hazel Elizabeth White (b: 1 Dec 1910; d: 1994)

16    Stephen James Bland (b: May 13, 1901 in Wellington; d: 1916 Bur; 19 Aug 1916 Karori Cem.)