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 Dennis Wilson Hursthouse

Flinders Hursthouse, aged 100 yrsDENNIS WILSON HURSTHOUSE who went by the name of  Flinders was son of Charles Wilson and Ellen Hursthouse. He was b: 05 May 1877 in New Plymouth, and d: 29 Jul 1980 in Nelson, New Zealand, age 103

6 Sep 1911 Institute: Mechanical Engineer Accreditation (click book pages below)

He mar: 4 Jun 1912 FRANCES ROSAMUND KIRK. She was b. 29 Nov 1890 to parents Richard Clement (1863-1927) a Barrister and Solicitor in 1911 at Otaki, and mother Amelia Frances Kirk nee Barnicoat (1861-1949) her grandfather J W Barnicoat, was one of the early Nelson settlers.

Evening Post, 4 June 1912: This afternoon, at St. Augustine's Church, Petone, which was decorated with flowers and foliage by the girl friends of the bride, Miss Janie Kirk, eldest daughter of Mr. R. C. Kirk, of Petone, was married to Mr. Dennis Hursthouse, youngest son of Mrs. Hursthouse, of the Lower Hutt. The Rev. G. B. Stepheneon, assisted by the Rev. Joshua Jones, of tho Lower Hutt, officiated, and the service was choral, the choir singing, and Mr. Andrews playing the organ. The bridesmaids were Miss Wardrop and Miss Alison Barnicoat, from Palmerston North, both wearing satin frocks, with aprons and fichus of heliotrope chiffon, Miss Wardrop's gown being blue, Miss Barnicoat's pink. With these were worn picturesquue Dutch bonnets to match, and bunches of violets completed the pietty, costumes. Their gifts from the bridegroom, who presented the bride with a turquoise and diamond ring and gold earrings, were sets of gold drop earrings. The best man was Mr. L Callender, of Napier. The bridal gown was of ninon and satin, and the lovely real lace veil had been worn by many brides, and was a treasured heirloom of the friend who had lent it. The bride's mother wore a handsome gown of shotwatered silk, in tints of rose and mauve, and her mole velvet hat was trimmed with long plumes of the same tones as the silk. A reception was held after the ceremony at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Kirk.

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New Zealand Army WWI Reserve Rolls, 1916-1917

On his 100th birthday, Flinders got word the patent he had been working on for 2 years had been accepted - the Patent Offive gave his invention precedence so he could celebrate two occasions on one day. His design was a wier to "get rid of the mess" on the Ngaruroro riverbed at Clive submitted to the Hawkes Bay Catchmesnt board for consideration.

FRANCES ROSAMUND HURSTHOUSE d: 1/02/1981 Crem.  Whakapuaka Cem.


i. DAN EDWARD HURSTHOUSE, b. 31 Jul 1916; attended Petone West School Admission Date 22 Mar 1923; lived in Hastings until, at 16, he left to study law at the University of Auckland; 1941 - University Graduate HURSTHOUSE Dan Edward Otago B.D.S.; War WWII = Rank Captain. Serial No. 50796; d. 13 Jun 2013, Havelock North;

He mar. 1948 to MARGARET MACNIVEN (awarded 2000 THE QUEEN'S SERVICE MEDAL FOR PUBLIC SERVICES Q.S.M.) She was b. 27 Oct 1922, Wellington; d. 08 May 2001, Hastings.)

Their children:

1 Susan Margaret Hursthouse (b: 17 Jan 1950 in Hastings d: 18 Jan 1950 in Hastings)

2 Elizabeth Ann Hursthouse b: Hastings mar: Barry Scott

3 Matthew Macniven Hursthouse b: Hastings mar: Linda Margaret Looney b: Sydney Their son

i Cameron Luke Hursthouse b: Sydney

*2nd Wife of [3] Matthew Macniven Hursthouse: Sonja Ingrid Veyerman b: in Sydney Their family:

i Jacinta Hursthouse b: Brisbane; ii Pernelle Rose Veyerman b: Sydney and iii Mikaela Veyerman b: in Loganhome, Queensland

4 Richard John Hursthouse b: Hastings mar: Karen Joy Brook b: Dunedin Their family:

i Kate Jane Hursthouse b: Auckland; ii Nicola Ann Hursthouse and iii David Richard Hursthouse

5 Paul Edward Campbell Hursthouse b: Hastings mar: Kimberley Anne McKay b: Wellington Their sons b: Hastings are:

i Jason Blair Hursthouse; ii Simon James Hursthouse; iii Christopher Andrews Hursthouse 

ii. MILES WILSON HURSTHOUSE, b. 27 Oct 1919, Hastings; he d: 26 Jan 2019. When WWII was declared he was in the artillery of the Territorial Army for 5 years, first in NZ as a very young artillery subaltern, who commanded the unit which manned a coastal defence disappearing gun installation at Taiaroa Heads and later overseas in the Pacific area with the NZ 3rd division.After that he attended medical school in Dunedin. Upon graduation HURSTHOUSE Miles Wilson Otago M.B. Ch.B., he married in 1950 his long term fiance Jillian,  and moved to Wellington where he worked in Wellington Hospital for a further 2 years and a doctor in Nelson for about 20 years, then spent 3 years post graduate work in Australia, and returned to Nelson to establish a dermatology practice for another 20 years. a career spanning more than fifty years. Mile's wife of 64 years, Jillian Airini Beamish (b: 21 Sep 1924 and d. 31 Mar 2014) was a gifted painter and organist. Their Children

1 Linda Jane Hursthouse b: Wellington mar: William Ralph b:in Huntly - their daus. b. Auckland are Nicola and Fiona Ralph

2 Timothy Richmond Wilson Hursthouse b: Nelson

3 Mark Beamish Hursthouse b: Nelson mar: Angela De Zwart Daus. are Kate Marion and Sophie Jane Hursthouse