Isabella Rosa Poad

Isabella Rosa Poad

Female 1848 - 1928  (80 years)

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  • Name Isabella Rosa Poad 
    Nickname Rose 
    Born 27 Mar 1848  The Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 14 Sep 1877  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    List and particulars of Emigrants who sailed to the Manchester
    Settlement per "HURUNUI" from Plymouth on the 14th September, 1877.

    Frederick 34 carpenter, Middlesex,
    Isabella 30, Henry 7, Ada 4, Willie 2, and Amy 2 months, arriving at Wellington on the ship Haranui in 1877
     
    Reference Number P6 
    Died 10 Jun 1928  Papatoetoe, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 12 Jun 1928  Mangere Cemetery, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MRS. ISABELLA PETERKEN.- N.Z.-BORN OCTOGENARIAN.

      The death of Mrs. Isabella Peterken, which occurred at Puhunui Road, Papatoetoe, during last week, brought to a close the eventful life, of one of New Zealand's few remaining colonial-born octogenarians.

      In October, 1839, the deceased's parents, the late Thomas and Sarah Poad, sailed from Plymouth, England, by the sailing vessel Duke of Roxburgh (after which Roxburgh: Street, Wellington, is named), and with 167 immigrants on board arrived at Wellington in February, 1840. It is recorded that a somewhat eventful voyage terminated with the loss of the captain (Captain Thomson) overboard at Stephen Island.

      The deceased's parents took up their residence at Taita, Hutt, Mr. Poad being the first veterinary surgeon and blacksmith to commence business in that early settlement. It was while there that Isabella, the youngest daughter of the family, was born, and in the same district on April 3, 1869, she was married to Frederick Hazard Peterken, eldest son of the late Thomas and Sarah Peterken, of St. Leonard's, England. The Rev. McGowan officiated.

      The young couple settled at Featherstone, where Mr. Peterken had charge of the Featherstone boiling-down works. Subsequently a move was made to Sanson, near Bulls, where the industrious couple commenced to break in 180 acres of virgin bush land. The land was bought for 1 per acre, and later sold at 2, and is now worth 100 per acre. At this juncture Mr. and Mrs. Peterken travelled abroad for three years, an outstanding memory of a visit to Australia being their attendance at the opening of the Ballarat Railway.

      Isabella's 3rd child Willie was born in Ararat, Victoria Australia. Isobella's cousin Henry Poad and family lived in Ararat. When their 4th child Amy was born they were living in Bromley, East London Kent. They returned to New Zealand in 1877.

      On returning to New Zealand a home was established at Ohingaiti, an inaccessible locality in those days, Mrs. Peterken being practically the first white woman to penetrate the rough bush trails which were the only avenues of communication. It was while located there under canvas, ministering to the wants of over sixty bushmen practically cut off from civilisation, that Mrs. Peterken displayed, the courageous and true pioneering spirit which it has become familiar to associate with those times, and by her unceasing efforts earned the respect and gratitude of all with whom she came in contact.

      The deceased is survived by her husband, who resides with his daughter at Puhunui Road, Papatoetoe, and who, in his 86th year, is still hale and hearty

      The elderly couple celebrated their golden wedding in 1919. There are eleven children, twenty-four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
    Person ID I49  Frost Family
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2016 

    Father Thomas Poad,   b. 25 Sep 1811, St Dominic, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1875, The Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Sarah Runnalls,   b. Abt 1807, Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1857, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1834  Callington, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 8 Feb 1840  Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas and Sarah Poad and two daughters, Mary Ann and Philippa, along with Sarah's sister Jane Reynolds (Runnalls) arrived in Port Nicholson on the ship 'Duke of Roxburgh' on the 8 of February 1840. 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick Hazard Peterken,   b. 29 Dec 1842, Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1936, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 03 Apr 1869  Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Henry Thomas Alexander Peterkin,   b. Abt 1871, Springs, Bungareeshire, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1961, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    +2. Ada Harriet Wetherall Peterken,   b. Abt 1873, Rangatikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1943, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +3. Frederick Willy Peterken,   b. 22 Jun 1875, Ararat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1950, Pahiatua, Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Amy Alice Peterken,   b. 02 Jul 1877, Bromley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1974, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +5. Archibald Joseph Peterken,   b. 20 Sep 1879, Halcombe, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1960, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Daisy Isabella Peterken,   b. Abt 1882, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1962, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +7. Ernest George Peterken,   b. Abt 1884, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1921, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     8. Beatrice Esther Peterkin,   b. Abt 1886, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Arthur Runnalls Grimwood Peterken,   b. Abt 1889, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1955, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +10. Harold Edgar Poad Peterken,   b. Abt 1894, Feilding, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1968, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Photos
    Rose and Fred Peterken
    Rose and Fred Peterken
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1848 - The Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Apr 1869 - Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - List and particulars of Emigrants who sailed to the Manchester Settlement per "HURUNUI" from Plymouth on the 14th September, 1877. Frederick 34 carpenter, Middlesex, Isabella 30, Henry 7, Ada 4, Willie 2, and Amy 2 months, arriving at Wellington on the ship Haranui in 1877 - 14 Sep 1877 - Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1928 - Papatoetoe, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jun 1928 - Mangere Cemetery, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rose Peterkin and Ivy Randell
    Rose Peterkin and Ivy Randell

    Documents
    Isabella Peterken
    Isabella Peterken
    Bankrupt October 1893
    Isabella Peterken
    Isabella Peterken
    Sale of Stock in trade by Tender Oct 1893.
    Isabella Peterken
    Isabella Peterken
    Deputy Assignee sale notice Oct 1893
    Sale of Second Mortgage 1895
    Sale of Second Mortgage 1895

  • Sources 
    1. [S263] Gail Stapleton Family Tree, Gail Stapleton, Michael Frost, etc.

    2. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1928/1219 (Reliability: 3), 10 Jun 1928.
      Peterken Isabella age at death 80Y

    3. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1869/6063 (Reliability: 3), 3 Apr 1869.
      Isabella Poad
      Frederick Huzzan Peterken
      Email to BDM to correct grooms name 12 Nov 2016
      -24 Nov- amended the record to read Peterken, the middle name, is recorded as Huzzan.