Descendants of William Whealan

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14. Honora Whelan

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Honora came from Longstone Tipperary. on board the Ship
Timaru, leaving Glasgow 21st July 1876. Also aboard were
Timothy aged 30 a ploughman and Ellen aged 26 shown as
dairymaid as was Honora. There was 3 townlands called Longstone in Tipperary.
5.5 miles NNW from Tipperary, in 1837 had a prop. of 153. There showed a Will'm Whealan with 34 Acres 1 rod 10 perches and in the next townland another 54 Acres. In the next townland, Drominclara there shows a Patt
Hayes. The other part of Longstone is in the civic parish of Cullen = Lattin & Cullen catholic parish. Could not locate records of this area. Honora arrived in New Zealand in 1876. On 15th January 1880 Married William
Manning, aged 42 Hotelkeeper and Widower at the Residence of Rev Wm Coleman Oamaru. The Marriage Register shows Honora Whelan, aged 22 servant and Spinster born in Longstone, County Tipperary. Daughter of
David Whalen and Johnanna Whalen formerly Hayes, Farmers. The wedding was witnessed by Stephen Markham, Hotelkeeper, Ellen Whelan, servant of Whiterocks Oamaru. On 24th May 1880 a son was born. Victor David ;
Elizabeth Florence Manning born at Kakanui on 2nd July 1881. She was registered under the name of Eliza. At the time of the birth of Elizabeth, William was prop of the Royal Hotel Kakanui. As he had been since at least 1877. On 13th October 1889 a daughter was born in Oamaru ; Catherine Sopina, William was 52 On 18th Nov
1889 Honora Manning died at the age of 35. of two illnesses one she had for 2 Years, and Bronchitis which she had for 10 days.
Honora sister Ellen Married a Patick Gilleran aged 36 in St Patricks church 14th Sept 1882.


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William Manning

After no doubt some years in the Goldfields in Victoria he boarded Tararua and arrived on 29 Dec 1870 at Port Chalmers The shipping record of Tararua, shows Port of Embarkation Melbourne: Steerage. W Manning age 32 Occ Miner, Irish.
In the early 1870 Kakanui was a town showing promise. Kakanui is in North Otago, Waitaki County New Zealand, a few miles south of Oamaru.Kakanui was intended to be the Port of North Otago. In 1874 no fewer than 77 vessels were loaded , the produce imported amounted to 8000 tons
In it's heyday there were two hotels in Kakanui. The Devonshire Alms built in 1869 and the Royal built for Hogan & Flynn in 1872.
With rapid growth in the township there soon appeared two grocer shops, a blacksmith ,a shoe maker, a drapery store, bakery , carpenters and a butcher, Alexander Thomson. The first School was opened in 1873
The Royal hotel mine hosts were Margaret Mooney and Edmund Flynn who were married, in 1872 their son, John was born in 4th Quarter 1873 Edmund Flynn died 5th March 1874
William Manning had left Ireland leaving behind his mother sisters. to find work.
Times were tough in Ireland even though his family were Gentry, Protestants, Orangemen and Capitalists, making their money through cattle farming, By linking rural production and urban consumption.(from farm to the butcher.) and by subleasing lands.
William Manning was born in 4 Nov 1837 at Rathdrum and baptised in 3 Dec 1837 Church of Ireland Parish Church Rathdrum
William is shown in the 1875 roll in Kakanui From all accounts, William did not drink, or smoke. He was a tall, fine, and handsome man. A kind man with large blue eyes.
William Manning, Butcher and Bachelor, on the 15th of April 1875 at the Royal Hotel Kakanui married Margaret Flynn, nee Mooney Hotel Keeper and Widow daughter of John and Jenny Mooney [Maiden name McKerry] aged 25 years. Place of birth Kooshindale, County Antrim.
Officiating Priest, P O'Leary Catholic Witnesses John Cahill Boarding House Keeper Oamaru and John Dooley, Hotel Keeper, Oamaru.
By 1882 William's family had enlarged with John Flynn then.Albert Edward MANNING who was born1876 thenWilliam1877 .Victor David 1880 and.Elizabeth Florence 1881and he was requiring further living space he purchased the section on the corner of High & Fairfax streets next door the hotel and one on the other corner.In the freeholders list of 1886 shows William Manning, Hotel Keeper Kakaniu, with 3 acres valued at $1030.
Later he brought up the whole row in Clayton St..
Margaret died 26th July 1877 of Puerperal Fever at the age of 26, having been in New Zealand for 6 years. She left Albert and William, and ? female children. Margaret is buried at the old Oamaru cemetery Block 12 Plot 28, also buried is William their son who died in Oamaru Hospital 25 Nov 1893 aged 16, of hip Disease.
On 15th January 1880 William Manning, aged 42 Hotelkeeper and Widower Married at the Residence of Rev Wm Coleman Oamaru. Honora Whelan, aged 22 servant and Spinster born in Longstone, County Tipperary. Daughter of David Whalen and Johanna Whalen formerly Hayes, Farmers. The wedding was witnessed by Stephen Markham, Hotelkeeper, Ellen Whelan, servant of Whiterocks Oamaru. On 24th May 1880 a son was born. Victor David Manning Elizabeth Florence Manning born at Kakanui on 2nd July 1881. She was registered under the name of Eliza. At the time of the birth of Elizabeth, William was prop of the Royal Hotel Kakanui Education records show: Kakanui school no.30 Admission 24 Sep 1879 FLYNN John Parents: William
MANNING, Kakanui DOB 20 Mar 1873 Last Day: 2 Feb 1887 Destination: Oamaru
KakanuiSchool No.50 Admission 30 Aug 1880 MANNING Albert Parent: William MANNING, Kakanui
DoB: 20 Nov 1875 Last Day: 25 Feb 1887 Destination: Oamaru
Kakanui School No144 Admission: 18 Jul 1882 MANNING William Parent: William MANNING, Kakanui
DOB: 17 Jul 1877 Last Day: 21 Dec 1886 Destination: Left District
Oamaru South School No. 3190 Admission: 11 May 1888 MANNING Wm Parent: Wm MANNING, Tyne St
DOB: 1878 Last School: Catholic Last Day: 17 Aug 1888 Destination: Home
Kakanui school No 231,Admission: 12 Oct 1885 MANNING Victor Parent: William MANNING , Kakanui
DOB: 24 May 1880 Last Day: 25 Feb 1887 Destination: Oamaru
Oamaru South School No 3238 Admission: 3 Sep 1888 MANNING: Victor Parent: Mr MANNING,
Criterion Hotel DOB: 24 May 1880 Last School: Catholic

In 1887 William brought the licensee of Criterion Hotel (1887-1894) .
The Criterion Hotel had twenty-two bedrooms on the first floor stretching along both Harbour and Tyne Streets while on the ground floor there was a bar, 10ft by 15ft two parlours, Bar parlour 10ft by 10ft and private parlour 12ft by 14ft billiard room, 25ft by 20ft dining room 25ft by 20ft and kitchen. The cellar was excavated below street level with the wooden cover outside the double doors by the main bar providing street access for the barrels.
Thomas Henry was born in Dec 1885 On 13th October 1889 a daughter was born in Oamaru ; Catherine Sopina.
Honora died at the Criterion in 1889 aged 33. Five months before, 21 June 1889 their four year old son Thomas Henry died.,William was 52 and On 18th Nov 1889 Honora Manning died at the age of 35. of two Illness one she had for 2 Years, and Bronchitis which she had for 10 days.
William then married Ellen, third daughter of another hotelier John Haggie. He had been responsible for building the Imperial in 1875 and who had been the previous licensee of both the Commercial & White Hart hotels.
William & Ellen's wedding took place at the Criterion on 19 Jan 1890 daughter of John Haggie
and Ellen Haggie maiden name Quinne of Oamaru Father John Mackay Parish priest of St Patricks was the officiating minister. A daughter was born in the hotel on 9 Aug 1891. Sadness in the Manning family seems to have continued with a son by his first wife, (William, aged 16) dying in 1893. In the early 1893 Catherine Sopina died age 3. In Oamaru 9th April 1891 Violet Ellen was born and Edith Florence was born 8th July 1892
Then on 25th Nov 1893 young William died age 16 and Lillian Mary was born 17th July 1893.
On the 7th of Dec 1894 was given a temporally licence for the Club Hotel George St Timaru taking over licence from Charles Fleming Wederall who took over licence after a Mrs Smith left. In the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Licensing Authority in Timaru 7th June 1895 a application from William Manning was recorded. Ida Evelyne was born 1894 In 1895 William Henry Manning was born in Timaru. The minutes of Licensing Committee 14th June 1897 records that Publican Licence was granted to W Manning. for Club Hotel.
In 1898 the licence for the Club hotel was granted to Daniel Maloney.
From Timaru they next appear on the 1899 roll in Wellington living at 78 Adelaide Rd, William is shown as Fruitier and Ellen as Married Women They had travelled to Wellington on the Steamship Rotopomanu The children wore sailor suits
In the 1902 roll Ellen Manning is still shown at 78 Adelaide Rd while William is not shown at this address, but a William Manning is shown at 8 Peter St Wellington occ. Billiard Marker.
Ellen was a beautiful women. Ellen fell in love with Edward Stillman and left William.
From Wellington the family travelled to Stratford where William took up market gardening.
The children gradually went to live with their mother until Ida Evelyne and William were left with their father at Statford In 1902 Ellen had a child.born in Gisborne. Annie Victoria Stillman
By 1906 roll that a William Manning living in Stratford occ. Woodchoper.
On the 26th May 1907 in Stratford, William Manning Pensioner died of Cardiac Syncope having suffered for one day, He had a heart attack while chopping wood. Will and Evelyn were present , William stayed with his father while Evelyn ran for help. He was buried on the 28th May 1907 in plot 183 at Kopuatama Cemetery Statford. No headstone was erected. Death certificate shows he was married three times the last to Ellen Haggie By all accounts he was a fine upstanding Gentleman. He was tall, with fair colouring.


15. Victor David Manning

Kakanui school No 231,Admission: 12 Oct 1885 MANNING Victor Parent: William MANNING , Kakanui
DOB: 24 May 1880 Last Day: 25 Feb 1887 Destination: Oamaru
Oamaru South School No 3238 Admission: 3 Sep 1888 MANNING: Victor Parent: Mr MANNING, Criterion Hotel DOB: 24 May 1880 Last School: Catholic


16. Elizabeth Florence Manning

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On the 21st August 1907 David Ritchie, of Oamaru age 34, Coalman, widower, at Residence of Mr Thomas Moloney at Reidston, Married Elizabeth Florence Manning age 26 Domestics servant, Spinster, born Kakanui, Present Residence, Reidston, Usual Oamaru. The witnesses were Alexander Cook Brown a train examiner. and Elizabeth O'Connor Domestics of Oamaru. The officiating minister was Patrick Jas O'Neil.
Reidston is on Kakanui river, 8 miles south of Oamaru and half a mile from Teshemakers. Thomas Moloney was a family friend of the Mannings. Eileen Nora was born 30th May 1908 at 87 Oxford Street Dunedin. Elizabeth was shown on birth registry as aged 28 and David 37. being born in Perthshire
occupation blacksmith. Violet was born in 1914 and died 3rd Dec 1915 of bronchi pneumonia aged 18 mths. Victor Charles was born at 244 Melbourne St Dunedin 16th July 1917
Grave stone reads Elizabeth F Ritchie d 30 June 1965 age 84 Also her husband David died 11 May 1927 age 56 Also Their Daughter Violet died 1st Aug 1915 age 18 mths


David Ritchie (Laing) Compositor

Notes:David was born at 4.30am September Nineteenth 1872 On Page 23 entry no 69 of 1872 births in the parish of Coupar Angus in the County of Forfar, shows Name as David Laing. Mother, Grace Laing Powerloom Weaver. David married Florence Thomas Daughter of William Thomas, Engine driver, and Clara Ann nee Lewis of North East Valley Dunedin in Dunedin on 2nd April 1896. Their first child Florence Mable was born 23rd Feb 1897 in Maclaggan St Dunedin The register shows that David was a Compositor aged 24 born in Edinburgh and David Charles was born 19/6/02 in South Dunedin The informant when he was registered was his
Grandmother Grace Ritchie, she shows her son David being aged 29 and being born in Couper Angus Perthshire. David Charles died 28/10/86. Florence died 19/6/1902 of Parturition Embolism one hour after giving birth to Charles. Buried in Southern Cemetery Dunedin, officating Minister, Rob Mackie Presbyterian Minister. David Remarried. On 21st August 1907 Marriage entry shows age 34. On the 21st August 1907 David Ritchie, of Oamaru age 34, Coalman, widower, at Residence of Mr Thomas Moloney at Reidston, Married Elizabeth Florence Manning age 26. Domestics servant, Spinster, born Kakanui, Present Residence, Reidston, Usual Oamaru. The witnesses were Alexander Cook Brown a train examiner. and Elizabeth O'Connor Domestics of Oamaru. The officiating minister was Patrick Jas O'Neil. Reidston is on Kakanui river, 8 miles
south of Oamaru and half a mile from Teshemakers. Thomas Moloney was a family friend of the Mannings. Eileen Nora was born 30th May 1908 at 87 Oxford Street Dunedin. Elizabeth was shown on birth registry as aged 28 and David 37. being born in Perthshire occupation blacksmith. Violet was born in 1914 and died 3rd Dec 1915 of bronchi pneumonia aged 18 mths. Victor Charles was born at 244 Melbourne St Dunedin 16th July
1917 Register shows David as a Furnaceman age 45. The 1919 Roll show David Jur & Elizabeth Florence at 110 Melborne St. Striker David died Monday 2nd May 1927 aged 56. His occupation at the time was Blacksmith's Striker. His Death Register entry shows that the Coroner's Verdict suicide while in a depressed
state of mind. Under when and where died the register-book shows (1) on or about May 2nd (2) 61 Cutten St South Dunedin from 9 Lorne St South Dunedin. Shows his father's Occupation as Gas Stoker.
It is also shown that he had been in NZ for 50 years. He was buried in the Southern Cemetery Plan 2320 Block 143g Plot 15.on 8th May 1927 Also buried in this plot is Violet and Elizabeth on 30th June 1965.



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