William Edinborough Chamberlain

William Edinborough Chamberlain[1]

Male 1832 - 1885  (52 years)

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  • Name William Edinborough Chamberlain 
    Born 7 Jun 1832  Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 19 Jun 1832  Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1885  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 31 Jan 1885  Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Edinborough Chamberlain was born in Daventry, England on 7 June 1832 the eldest child of Sussannah Catherine (nee Bull) and Thomas Chamberlain. William was married in Masterton, on 18 June 1861 to Elizabeth Jemima Kibblewhite. Elizabeth was born on 22 September 1845 in Porirua.

      The house where William's Parents first lived in Wellington was situated on the Main Karori Road, opposite Sydney Street, between St Mary Street and Lewisville Terrace.

      From there they went to the Karori or Tinakori Hills. The house being situated on the far side of the hill on which the present wireless station stands, to the west of the Wireless Station building. Their land stretched from just west of the Wireless Station, almost to the Tram Tunnel in Karori Road Valley with one boundary fence crossing the road to the present Gardens.

      From Tinakori, they moved to a farm called Parkvale, between Karori and Makara. A man named Crawford sawed the timber for the roof. Jones split the shingles and Shepherd shingled the roof.

      It was in 'Parkvale' Bush about three miles from Karori that Father's leg was broken. (Wm. Edinborough Chamberlain.)

      Grandfather rented a house in Mulgrave Street, from Mrs Hempleman (whose husband was captain of a whaler) so the Father?s leg could get proper attention. The leg was cut off with a saw and buried in that backyard.

      Father's youngest sister Susannah was buried in Karori Cemetery by the Wesleyan Church, and the County Council offices of Karori now stands upon the site.

      Grandfather had a section with 60ft frontage (for which he gave 1 per foot) on the corner of Hawkestone & Molesworth Streets; Father sold it for 200.

      There was also a section in Queen Street, Masterton, which became the site of the Queens Hotel, which Father sold for 12.

      The Maoris at Te Ore Ore Pah called William Edinborough Chamberlain, Pakeha Waiwairaka (the white man with the wooden leg).

      In and around Masterton Father superintended the buildings and the erection of the following bridges.

      Waipoua - Ruawahanga - Taneru - Waingawa - Whareama and the cylinder bridge over the Rangitikei River at Marton, called the Onepuki.

      Around 1878 William moved to Fielding where he set up the first Flour Mill in the town on a site in Kimbolton Road. He was a man of many parts, and even while conducting his flour mill business he was engaged as overseer for the construction of the Oroua Bridge. When this was completed however, he handed over the mill to his two sons Thomas Richard and Edward Herbert, with Thomas as Manager.

      William turned his energies to local-body work. The inaugural meeting of the Fielding Borough Council was held on 15 August 1881 and resent among others to make the necessary declarations was Councillor W. E. Chamberlain. Ill health seems to have dogged William in these endeavours; he resigned from Council on just a little over three months later on 1 December 1881. In late July 1882 he was elected unopposed to the position of Mayor of Fielding. However his health continued to give him trouble and he was frequently granted leave of absence from meetings. In August Cr Leithbridge was appointed the council's delegate to the Wanganui Hospital Management Board in the place of the Mayor, William, who was indisposed. In August and September Crs Higgins and Leithbridge deputised for the Mayor in his absence. In November 1882 when the Annual Election for Mayor was held William did not stand.[1]

      He died on 31 January 1885 and is buried in Fielding. Elizabeth died on 22 March 1901 in Fielding.

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      [1] Source Pioneering to Prosperity 1874-1974, A centennial History of the Manchester Block, by D A Davis and R E Clevely.

    Person ID I4707  Frost Family
    Last Modified 1 May 2010 

    Father Thomas Chamberlain,   b. 11 Jun 1806, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1859, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Sussannah Catherine Bull,   b. 7 Feb 1809, Eydon, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1891, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1831  Eydon, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Household Census 1841  Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Chamberlain 35
    Susanna Chamberlain 33
    William Chamberlain 9
    Giles Chamberlain 3
    Edwin Chamberlain 5 Mo 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jemima Kibblewhite,   b. 22 Sep 1845, Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1901, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1861  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Thomas Richard Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1862, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1941, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. Louisa Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1863, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. William Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1865, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1930, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Alice Chamberlain,   b. 29 Oct 1866, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Richard Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 10 Feb 1868, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1918, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     6. Frederick Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1869, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Samuel Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1870, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1921, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     8. Albert Edward Chamberlain,   b. 23 Nov 1871, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1873, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Annie Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1873, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt `1960, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     10. Edward Herbert Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1874, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1962, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     11. Minnie Elizabeth Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1876, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1967, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     12. Albert Hammond Chamberlain,   b. 17 Jun 1877, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1954, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     13. Helen Chamberlain,   b. 26 Jan 1879, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1879, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. Ada Chamberlain,   b. 21 Sep 1880, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1881, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     15. Eveline Chamberlain,   b. 16 Jan 1882, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    +16. Frank Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1883, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1957, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1832 - Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 19 Jun 1832 - Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1861 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1885 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Jan 1885 - Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    William Chamberlain
    William Chamberlain

  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Chamberlain NZ Family Papers, Unknown.

    2. [S317] Chamberlain Key, The, (World Chamberlain Genealogical Society).

    3. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1885/1010 (Reliability: 3), 30 Jan 1885.
      Chamberlain William Edenborough aged 52Y

    4. [S10] Marriage Register Index , 1861/0375 (Reliability: 3).