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WILLIAM HURSTHOUSE was b: 02 Nov 1879 in Motueka, Nelson, and d: 14 Aug 1941 in Dunedin aged 62Y.

Colonist, 20 Feb 1900: He notified he was wished to serve with the Nelson seotion of the Fourth contingent: W R Hursthouse (Nelson)

Jan 1905: Secretry for the Nelson Lawn Tennis Assciation

23 Jun 1905: Passed the dentistry Examination

He was 26 when he left Wellington, New Zealand in Sep 1905 for London  on the ship "Rimutaka " Occ: Dentist" with his brothers John and Leonard.

Auckland Star 23 Oct 1905: Callers at the High Commissioner's offices this week: Mr W. R Hursthouse (Nelson), Mr J. F. Hursthouse (Christchurch), Mr L. F. Hursthouse (Wellington).

He mar: RHODA BUCHANNAN 22 Jun 1906 in St Mary's Church, Seven Oaks, England. She was b: 18 Dec 1878 in Ashburton, Canterbury to parents John Edgar Buchanan (1844 1895) and Elizabeth Saunders (1852 1880); Rhoda d: 09 Oct 1948 aged 69Y.

Evening Post,  29 Sept 1906:  Messrs. W. R. and J. F. Hursthouse have just returned from studying dentistry in England and America. Mr. W R Hursthouse was for eight months at the National Dental Hospital in London, where he took a post graduate course. His brother took a similar course at the Philadelphia College, U.S.A. Mr. W. R. Hursthouse has commenced practising in Wellington.

William fought for the preservation and protection of the Days Bay bush

23 Oct 1914 appointed to the honary Dental staff of the Wellington Hospital

29 Jan 1915: TO LET, furnished, early in February, a 6-roomed House at Mahina Bay (Day's Bay) hot and cold water, bath- room; native bush. Apply Mr W. R Hursthouse , 16 Aurora-terrace.

27 Nov 1915: A very delightful recital of Enoch Aixlen was lately given by Mrs. Phil Nathan, accompanied by Mrs. G. FitzGerald, at the residence of Mrs W. R. Hursthouse, Aurora-terrace. A charge was made, and the pretty drawing-room and dining-room, which are connected by folding doors, were well filled with a most appreciative audience. Tea was served during the interval by Mrs.  Hursthouse and Mrs. Hudson, the tables being artistically decorated With flowers The proceeds, of the recital are to be given to the Wounded Soldiers Fund

NZ Minister of Defence appreciative of work done by Dentists in the Forces

April 5th 1917 appointed rank of Major

Major Wm Richmond Hursthouse (occ. dentist) left on the Hospital Ship with the New Zealand Medical Corps for Duty in England

W. R. Hursthouse receives MBE for services rendered in the war
Nelson Evening Mail,27 July 1918: LAND TRANSFER ACT NOTICES. NOTICE is hereby given that the several parcels of land hereinafter described will be. brought under the provisions of the Land Transfer Act, 1915, and its amendments, unless caveat be lodged forbidding tiie same, within one month from the date of the Gazette containing this notice : 1559-JOHN FEARON HURSTHOUSE and - WILLIAM RICHMOND HURSTHOUSE, Parts of Section 42, Suburban South, situated in Block IV.. Waimea-.Survev District, containing 50 acres and 10 perches, occupied by James Boon, Arthur Perry Allp'ort and Frederick St. John. Diagrams may be inspected at this office. Dated this 22nd day of July. 1913, at the Lands Registry Office, Nelson. R. H. BO DUKE. District Land Registrar

4 June 1919; Major W. R. Hursthouse having arrived in Egypt, has taken over the duties of senior dental officer in place of  Captain R. I. Sutton as Senior Dental Officer NZEF.

19 Nov 1919: Major W. R. Hursthouse , M.B.E.. of the New Zealand Dental Corps, has been demobilised in the U Ki, and will stay here for some time. He is at present spending much of his time at Guy's Hospital.  Major  Hursthouse went to Egypt in connexion with the dental clearance of the troop's demobilised from there, and came to England in June.

11 March: Major W. R. Hursthouse (N.Z.D.C.) has since last July been doing full-time work and study at Guy's Hospital, London. He has lately passed the first part of his final for the L.D.S., and hopes -to complete the degree in November. As soon after that as possible he expects to return to New Zealand to recommence his dental practice in Wellington. Major and Mrs. Hursthouse are living at Highgate.

 2 Aug 1920; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hursthouse and their two little daughters are passengers in the s.s. Rimutaka. for Wellington. They have been living for the last year in London, where Mr. Hursthouse has been spending most of his time in practical and theoretical dental work at Guy's Hospital.

27 Apr 1923; Mr W. R. Hursthouse, who has been engaged at the Dental Department of the Wellington Hospital for the last year during the absence in America of Mr. Bender, has resumed his private practice at 16 Aurora terrace, close to Woodward street.

7 Aug 1930: The presentation of debutantes to Their Excellencies the Governor-General and Lady Blcdisloe preceded the ball at Government Houso last night.  Miss Mary Hursthouse, long frock of cream mariette and. crepe-de-chine, bouquet of primroses; presented by Mrs W. R. Hursthouse, silver lace over plum coloured crepe-de-chine.

William d: 14 Aug 1941 in Dunedin aged 62Y.  


i. KATRINE FEARON HURSTHOUSE, b. 02 Dec 1910, Wellington; d. 19 Jun 1994, Wellington; mar. 1936 to ALEXANDER MILLER, .

 Miss K Hursthouse Age: 37 Port of Departure: Wellington, New Zealand Arrival Date: 25 Jan 1948 Port of Arrival: London, England Ship Name: Ruahine

Kathrine Fearon Hursthouse Age: 15 Port of Departure: Australia Arrival Date: 27 Mar 1926 Port of Arrival: Hull, England Ship Name: Largs Bay

Title Thesis "A Study of Some Wool-disintegrating Bacteria" Author; Katrine Fearon Hursthouse Publisher Massey Agricultural College, 1932

Name: Katrine Hursthouse Age: 23 Port of Departure: Wellington, New Zealand Arrival Date: 19 Apr 1934 Port of Arrival: Southampton, England Ship Name: Ionic White Star Line

ii. MARY FEARON HURSTHOUSE, b. 23 May 1912, Wellington; d. 14 Jul 1982, Wellington; .

Evening Post,  24 May 1912:BIRTHS.HURSTHOUSE: On the 23rd May at Maurice Terrace, Wellington, to Mr. and Mrs. W. Richmond Hursthouse - a daughter.

Miss M Hursthouse Age: 20 Port of Departure: Wellington, New Zealand Arr. Date: 16 Jun 1932Port of Arrival: London, England Ship Name: Rangitata

Mary mar. 1947 LISLE BROUGHTON THOMPSON (b: 27 Jun 1913 in Ashburton, Canterbury to parents  Ellen Elizabeth and Robert John Thompson; Occ. member New Zealand Institute of Engineers; he d: 26 May 1951; Crem. 29/5/1951 Wgtn) Their son Christopher Thompson

iii. WILLIAM WELDON OLIVER HURSTHOUSE - son of Kate who d: 1920