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THE DESCENDANTS OF George & Sarah KENDALL
    

George KENDALL was born about Dec 1787 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England, was christened on 26 Dec 1787 in St Leonard CoE, Hoton, Leicestershire, England, died in 1853 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England aged about 66, and was buried in 1853 in Church graveyard Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England.

George married Sarah FELL on 5 Jun 1810 in Bulwell, Notinghamshire, England. Sarah was born about 1789 in Bulwell, Notinghamshire, England, was christened on 17 Nov 1789 in Bulwell, Notinghamshire, England, and died in 1861 in Basford, Notinghamshire, England aged about 72. They had eight children: George, Elizabeth, Mary, Ann, William, Unnamed, Sarah and William Henry

George KENDALL was born on 11 Jul 1811 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England, died on 12 Oct 1886 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England at age 75, and was buried in 1886 in Church graveyard Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England.

General Notes: Transcript of information written by George Kendall of 1811 living at this time Sutton in Ashfield, in the family bible.

1862
"My sister Elizebeth married s????? Coleman And lives at Selston
Mary married mark coleman and lives at Selston
Ann married Dennis Nelson of Nottingham And is now keeping a public house at Wolverhampton
Sarah married Henry Barnett of Nottm And is living at Wolverhampton
my brother William is now living at a village Near the cape of Good
Hope Africa He married a woman That came from the Island of saint Helen
And has at this time 3 boys and a girl
Has gone with his family to New Zealand, have not heard anything of them for several years
1874 not heard of Brother William yet
In 1876 just heard th Brother W Kendall Is Dead in New Zealand Died about"

"George Kendall died Oct 12 1886
Intered in Sutton Churchyard My Grandfather "

The last line was written by George Kendall, grandson of William's eldest brother George, and is in reference to George, eldest brother of William and grandfather to the George Kendall who wrote it.

Note: Elizabeth married Samuel COLEMAN  31 Mar 1834  , Nottinghamshire, , England    BobC

31 Mar 1834  , Nottinghamshire, , England

            Elizabeth KENDALL was born on 18 Aug 1813 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England and died in Jun 1898 at age 84.
    

Mary KENDALL was born on 6 Aug 1815 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England and died in Dec 1875 in Basford, Notinghamshire, England at age 60.

    

Ann KENDALL was born on 29 Aug 1817.

    

William KENDALL was born on 24 Mar 1820 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England and died about Sep 1821 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England aged about 1.

    

Unnamed KENDALL was born about 1822 and died about 1822.

General Notes: still born 1822 between William and Sarah

    

Sarah KENDALL was born on 16 Apr 1824.

    

William Henry KENDALL was born on 10 Mar 1826 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England, was christened on 4 Oct 1826 in Hoton, Leicestershire, England, died on 29 May 1875 in Auckland New Zealand at age 49, and was buried in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand.

'Family oral history had long suggested that William originated from Nottingham where his family was involved in the lace trade. This has now
proven correct. His parents married at Bullwell, Nottinghamshire, and by the time of William's birth had moved northwards to Hoton. While his
parents later moved back south again back to Lenton (south of Bulwell, both villages then in the country, but now incorporated as outer suburbs
of Nottingham city), William's older brother George moved northwards to Sutton in Ashfield, Leicestershire. The 1851 census shows William's
parents George and Sarah and his sister Sarah as living in a street of lace makers and garment makers, with George a ... knitter (1851 UK census - first word difficult to decipher.)'
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KendallWilliam
Pte., 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment.
Awarded 1853 South Africa medal for service 1850-53

Regimental Record:
First name(s) William
Last name Kendall
Name as transcribed William
Year 1851
Service number 3071
Rank Private
Regiment or unit 45th (The Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot
Period 01/01/1851-31/03/1851
Location Natal, South Africa
The National Archives reference WO 12/5761
Record set British Army, Worldwide Index 1851
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Regimental & service records
Collections from Great Britain

He went to Cape Town in the 1840's. Met and married ??  Maria Mittens.
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In the early 1850's, they moved to Paarl, about 50 km (30 miles) from Cape Town. Where the next six children were born. He worked as a journeyman tanner, labourer and as a prison officer (constable) at the local prison.

Our ancestors, William and Maria Kendall, arrived in Onehunga, Auckland from the Cape of Good Hope on 22 January 1865. Settled in Onehunga, living in Church Street. Her parents were freed slaves and it is thought that she at some time went to South Africa where she married William. He was a Constable with the prison at Paarl and was a mason on arrival in New Zealand, from whom we are all descended - with their children Charlotte (Australia); Tom (Raglan); George William (Hokianga); William Harry (Auckland); Sarah (died in childbirth); Maria (died as a child); Mary Jane (Auckland) and James (Dunedin).

New Zealand where the last two of ten children were born.
William's occupation in 1881 (when Thomas Michael was married to Jane Alice WRIGHT) is given as a stockingweaver.

William and Maria are buried in the Churchyard of St Peter's Anglican Church, Onehunga, but with seemingly uncalled for modernisation of the church, their headstone has been moved. The church authorities, in their wisdom, have laid it flat down with the inscriptions uppermost, and this apparently will be their permanent position. Naturally, even in the short space of time that this has happened, the weather beating down upon the headstone has alarmingly deteriated the condition of the stone, and, much worse, the lettering thereon is becoming indecipherable.

William's health deteriorated soon after their arrival in New Zealand and on the 19/6/1873 he was admitted to the Auckland Lunatic Asylum suffering 'Melancholia'. He was briefly discharged but re-admitted and died at the Asylum on 29/5/1875.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Labourer - Prison Guard (South Africa).

William had a relationship with Maria MITTENS, daughter of Thomas MITTENS and Margaret THOMAS, about 1852 in Cape Town South Africa. This couple did not marry. Maria was born on 15 Jan 1825 in St Helena Island, was christened on 15 Jan 1826 in St Helena Island, died on 23 Feb 1877 in Auckland New Zealand at age 52, and was buried in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand. They had eight children: George William, William Harry, Sarah Ann, Maria Elizabeth, Mary Jane, James Joseph, Charles Henry and Arthur Henry.

George William KENDALL was born on 23 May 1854 in Paarl South Africa, was christened on 20 Aug 1854 in Holy Trinity Church Paarl South Africa, and died on 25 Jan 1951 in Mitimiti, New Zealand at age 96.

General Notes: George was born in Paarl, South Africa, on 23rd May 1854 and was baptised on 20th August 1854. His father, William's occupation at the time was listed as Journeyman Tanner. On arrival in New Zealand, George was eleven. On 24th September 1876 at Waipera, Hokianga, he married Neta, Daughter of Atama Paparangi of Mitimiti. George was working with his brother Tom on the gumfields and is listed in the 1894 - 5 Wises Directory as a storekeeper from Waitapu, Hokianga. George and Neta lived in Mitimiti and had a large family of eleven children. He died there on 25th Jun 1921 aged 67.

George married Neta PAPAARANGI, daughter of Atama PAPAARANGI and Ewa NGATIAWA, on 24 Sep 1876 in Waiparera Hokianga New Zealand. Neta was born in 1854 in Mitimiti, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand and died on 11 Jun 1933 in Waiparera Hokianga Northland New Zealand at age 79. They had ten children: Selwyn William, Arthur William, Sarah Ann, Maria Mary, Edwin George, Georgina Mary, William George, Katherine Kiri, Thomas Mutunga and John Joseph

Selwyn William KENDALL was born in 1878 in Mitimiti, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand and died in 1879 in Mitimiti, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand at age 1.

                        Arthur William KENDALL was born in 1880 in Mitimiti, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand, died on 10 Jul 1901 at sea aboard S.S. Tagus at age 21, and was buried in Jul 1901 in Mitimiti, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand. A W KENDAL

Full Name Arthur William Kendall
Rank Last Held Trooper
Forename(s) Arthur William

Surname Kendall
Also Known As A. Waata Kendall

War South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No. 2378
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1880
Place of Birth Hokianga, North Auckland, New Zealand
First Known Rank Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment Farmer
Next of Kin Mr G.W. Kendall, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand
Enlistment Address Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation 5th Contingent
Embarkation Unit 5 Contingent, 11 Company
Embarkation Date 31 March 1900
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel Maori
Destination Beira, Portuguese East Africa
Other Units New Zealand Rhodesia Field Force Artillery
Military Awards Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 Clasps)
Last Unit Served 5th New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Place of Death At sea aboard S.S. Tagus
Date of Death 10 July 1901
Year of Death 1901
Cause of Death Enteric fever

Obituary
Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 11 July 1901
Father: George William Kendall, Storekeeper (died 1921)
Mother: Sarah Annie Kendall
Died of an embolism on board S.S. Tagus (ship) off Otago Heads. Buried at Mitimiti, Hokianga, Northland.
He was one of the few Maori serving in the New Zealand Contingent.

Additional Information
Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. Further References

Sources Used

Pugsley, C. (1996). Scars on the heart : two centuries of New Zealand at war. Auckland: David Bateman in association with Auckland Museum.
Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer: the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, NZ, The Author.
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Sarah Ann KENDALL was born on 12 May 1881 in Matihetihe, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand and died on 25 Jan 1952 in Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand at age 70.

    

Maria Mary KENDALL was born in 1883 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died in 1952 in Herekino, Northland, New Zealand at age 69.

    

Edwin George KENDALL was born in 1884 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died in 1946 in New Zealand at age 62.

    

Georgina Mary KENDALL was born in 1887 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died in 1949 in New Zealand at age 62.

    

William George KENDALL was born in 1890 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died in 1959 in New Zealand at age 69.

    

Katherine Kiri KENDALL was born on 13 Jul 1893 in Moetangi Stream, Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died on 17 Jul 1984 in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand at age 91.

Katherine married Thomas Elijah WILKINSON in 1912 in New Zealand. Thomas was born in 1883 in Nelson, New Zealand and died on 12 Apr 1963 in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand at age 80. 

Thomas Mutunga KENDALL was born in 1895 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died on 25 Nov 1917 in Ramleh (Ramla), Israel at age 22.

General Notes: Killed in action (?) while serving with the Auckland Mounted Rifles, NZEF New Zealand Expeditionary Forces)

War Record
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Full Name: Thomas Kendall
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Thomas
Surname: Kendall
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/2210
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: G. Kendall (father), Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o W. Street, Cockburn Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 388
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Palestine
Date of Death: 25 November 1917
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Grave Reference: M. 54.

Sources Used:
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

    

John Joseph KENDALL was born in 1899 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand and died in 1918 in Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand at age 19.

    

William Harry KENDALL was born on 23 Jan 1856 in Paarl South Africa, was christened on 16 Mar 1856 in Holy Trinity Church Paarl South Africa, died on 22 Jul 1895 in Westfield Otahuhu NZ at age 39, and was buried on 25 Jul 1895 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

General Notes: William was born on 23rd January 1856 - baptised 16th March 1856. His father William was a Constable at the prison in Paarl at the time of his birth. William was eight when he arrived in New Zealand with the family. On 17 December he married Edith Oakden Clark at St Peter's Church, Onehunga. Both were aged 21 and William's occupation was that of a cook. Little is known of William except that at various times he too lived up at the Hokianga, and later at Thames and Otahuhu. He is buried in the Otahuhu Cemetery.

From Auckland City Web site
Name KENDALL, WILLIAM HARRY
Details M: died 22-07-1895: aged 39
Place Otahuhu
Location Area 1 Lot No 21
Burial Register has : Kendall William Harry, Anglican, labourer, lived and died Westfield, Otahuhu, 22.7.1895, 39 yrs, born Capetown, South Africa.
NOTE John Potter Kendall buried in Plot 1/22

William married Edith Oakden CLARK on 17 Dec 1877 in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand. Edith was born in 1856 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, died on 4 Nov 1935 in Westfield Otahuhu NZ at age 79, and was buried on 6 Nov 1935 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. They had seven children: William Henry Westup, Godwin Warren Thomas, Alfred George James, John Potter Clark, Augusta Edith Loisa, Florence Amellia Mabel and Fanny Hilda Muriel

William Henry Westup KENDALL was born in 1878 in Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand, died on 21 Nov 1957 in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand at age 79, and was buried in Nov 1957 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

General Notes: Never married, buried with parents.

    

Godwin Warren Thomas KENDALL was born in 1881 in Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand, died on 29 Jun 1959 in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand at age 78, and was buried on 1 Jul 1959 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

General Notes: Never married.

War Record
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Full Name: Godwin Warren Thomas Kendall
Forename(s): Godwin Warren Thomas
Surname: Kendall
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 70605
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Slaughterman
Next of Kin: Mrs E.O. Kendall (mother), Walls Road, Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 35th Reinforcements A Company
Embarkation Date: 2 March 1918
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Southampton, England
Nominal Roll Number: 80
Page on Nominal Roll: 5

Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919

    

Alfred George James KENDALL was born in 1883 in Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand, died in Sep 1960 in Auckland New Zealand at age 77, and was buried Seo 1960 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

General Notes: Never married.
Buried with brother Godwin.

    

John Potter Clark KENDALL was born in 1885 in Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand, died on 23 Nov 1918 in Wall Road, Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand at age 33, and was buried on 24 Nov 1918 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

General Notes: Age at death in the indexes has been transposed - given as 53 years rather than 35 years. Age in cemetery records more accurate - given as 33 years. Buried with him is his sister Florence Amelia (nee Kendall) Clark.
John never married

    

Augusta Edith Loisa KENDALL was born on 15 Mar 1887 in Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand, died in May 1976 in Auckland New Zealand at age 89, and was buried in May 1976 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

    

Florence Amellia Mabel KENDALL was born in 1890 in Auckland New Zealand, died on 24 Sep 1935 in Auckland New Zealand at age 45, and was buried on 25 Sep 1935 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

General Notes: Buried in same grave as brother John Potter KENDALL.

    

Fanny Hilda Muriel KENDALL was born on 17 Nov 1895 in Auckland New Zealand and died in 1983 in Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand at age 88.

    

Sarah Ann KENDALL was born on 28 Sep 1857 in Paarl South Africa, was christened on 25 Oct 1857 in Holy Trinity Church Paarl South Africa, died on 13 Oct 1875 in Onehunga NZ at age 18, and was buried in 1875 in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand.

General Notes: Sarah was born on 28th September 1857 - baptised 25th October 1857 - whist William was still employed as a Constable. She was six when the family travelled to New Zealand. On the sixth November 1874 Sarah married Thomas Waddell, aged 23, a Cook, at St Peter's Church, Onehunga. On 10th (?) September 1875 Sarah gave birth to a son, Thomas Bertrand, but she tragically died soon after on the 13th October, aged only 18 years. The son died on 29th March 1887, aged eleven and a half, and Mother and son are buried with the parents in St Peters Churchyard. Thomas later married Emily Millicent Wills and had a further three children. He died on 23rd May 1900 and is buried in the Otahuhu cemetery.

Sarah married Thomas WADDELL on 6 Nov 1874 in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand. Thomas was born in 1852 and died on 23 May 1900 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand at age 48. They had one son: Thomas Bertrand

Thomas Bertrand WADDELL was born on 10 Sep 1875 in Onehunga NZ, died on 29 Mar 1887 in Onehunga NZ at age 11, and was buried in St Peters Church Onehunga NZ.

    

Maria Elizabeth KENDALL was born on 17 Apr 1860 in Paarl South Africa and was christened on 15 Jul 1860 in Holy Trinity Church Paarl South Africa.

General Notes: Maria was born on 17th April 1860 - baptised on 15th July 1860. William was a constable at the Prison in Paarl at the time. It is presumed that Maria died whilst the family lived in South Africa as she did not accompany the family to New Zealand. It has not been possible to verify her death.

    

Mary Jane KENDALL was born on 3 Apr 1862 in Paarl South Africa, was christened on 2 Aug 1863 in Holy Trinity Church Paarl South Africa, died on 9 Nov 1920 in Waikumete Auckland New Zealand at age 58, and was buried in Nov 1920 in Waikumete Auckland New Zealand.

General Notes: Mary was born on the 3rd April 1862 - baptised 2nd August 1863 - Williams occupation at the time was recorded as Labourer. She was aged three on arrival in New Zealand. After her parents death, Mary travelled to Nelson where she worked as a servant before marrying, at the age of 19, Walter James Vaughan on the 11th September 1880. Walter was a carpenter and came from the Nelson-Wellington area. The couple had six children, five of whom survived. They lived at various places in the Nelson and West Coast areas, Walter derting the family soon after the birth of the youngest child. Mary later married William Street on the 22nd September 1903. The family lived at Cockburn St in Grey Lynn where Mary died on 9th November 1920. She is buried at Waikumete Cemetery.

KENDALL FAMILY HISTORY researcher writes:

"My mother, Mary-Jane Kendall, married Walter Vaughan and lived in the South Island - mostly around Nelson and Westport districts. My father is buried at Otaki, Wellington. My mother married a second time to William Street, they are both buried at Waikumete, Auckland."

Mary married Walter James VAUGHAN on 11 Sep 1880 in New Zealand. The marriage ended in divorce bef 1903, New Zealand. Walter was born on 9 Oct 1857 in Wellington, New Zealand, died in 1942 in Otaki Wellington New Zealand at age 85, and was buried in 1942 in Otaki Wellington New Zealand. They had six children: William Henry Bertram, Harry Walter, Vaughan (Van), Claribel Maud, Kendall Allan and Leslie Graham

William Henry Bertram VAUGHAN was born on 1 Aug 1880 in New Zealand and died on 8 Sep 1962 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand at age 82.

General Notes: William was born over one month before his mother married Walter VAUGH.

    

Harry Walter VAUGHAN was born in 1881 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand and died in 1969 in Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand at age 88.


Vaughan (Van) VAUGHAN was born in 1882 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand and died in 1882 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand.


Claribel Maud VAUGHAN was born in 1885 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand and died in 1931 in New Zealand at age 46.


Kendall Allan VAUGHAN was born in 1889 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand and died in 1971 in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand at age 82.


Leslie Graham VAUGHAN was born on 5 Feb 1892 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand, died on 1 Aug 1974 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand at age 82, and was buried on 3 Aug 1974 in Waikarakara Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Mary next married William STREET on 22 Sep 1903 in New Zealand. 

James Joseph KENDALL was born on 23 Jun 1864 in Paarl South Africa, was christened on 31 Jul 1864 in Holy Trinity Church Paarl South Africa, and died in 1926 in Granville, Sydney, NSW, Australia at age 62.

General Notes: James was born on 23rd June 1864 - baptised 31 July 1864 - at Paarl where father William was employed as a Labourer. He was just three months when the family arrived in New Zealand. Little is known of James' early life or with whom he was brought up when his parents died. He married Mary Murdoch at St Mary's Church, Onehunga on 9th December 1888. Mary was the daughter of Edward and Margaret Murdoch, early Onehunga settlers. The couple had two children, Harold and Gladys, and
lived in Onehunga, Thames and Dunedin. James was a seaman, died and was buried in Sydney.

James married Mary MURDOCK, daughter of Edward MURDOCK and Margaret (nee Unknown) MURDOCK, on 9 Dec 1888 in St Mary's Church Onehunga New Zealand. Mary was born about 1870 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand and died on 22 Dec 1908 in Auckland New Zealand aged about 38. They had two children: Harold John and Gladys

Harold John KENDALL was born on 8 Dec 1889 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand and died on 25 Oct 1968 in New Plymouth, New Zealand at age 78.


Gladys KENDALL was born on 5 Nov 1892 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand, died on 10 Mar 1976 in Auckland New Zealand at age 83, and was buried on 13 Mar 1976 in Auckland New Zealand.


Charles Henry KENDALL was born on 25 Jun 1866 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand, was christened on 5 Aug 1866 in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand, and died on 4 Oct 1957 in Waikaraka New Zealand at age 91.

General Notes: Charles was born at Onehunga on 25 June 1866 - baptised by the Reverend A.G. Purchas at St Peter's Church on 5th August 1866. His fathers occupation was given as Labourer.

From Auckland City Web site

Name KENDALL, CHARLES HENRY
Details M: died 04-10-1957: aged 80
Place Waikaraka
Location Area 1 Block EXT Lot No 117B
transcribed inscription reads " In loving memory of Elizabeth the beloved wife of C H Kendall died 21 July 1941 aged 62 yrs. Also her beloved husband Charles Henry Kendall died 4 Oct 1957 aged 82 yrs." Note different age at death

Charles married Elizabeth Frances TUCKER in 1901. Elizabeth was born about 1879 and died on 21 Jul 1941 in Waikaraka, New Zealand aged about 62. 

Arthur Henry KENDALL was born on 11 Feb 1868 in Onehunga Auckland New Zealand, was christened on 8 Mar 1868 in St Peter's Church Onehunga New Zealand, and died in 1943 in New Zealand at age 75.

General Notes: Arthur was born 11th February 1868 - baptised on 8th March 1868 at St Peter's Church. William's occupation was again listed as Labourer. Arthur did not marry and worked on the Northern gumfields. It is not known where or when he died.


THE STORY OF THE KENDALL - MITTENS FAMILIES

William Kendall was born somewhere in England round about 1825. He may have been born at  Kingston-on-Hull, Leeds, Yorkshire, but there is also a family tradition that he came from  Nottinghamshire where the family engaged in the lace trade. How and why he came to Cape Town  is uncertain, although he may probably have been a soldier. In the early 1850's he met and married  Maria Mittens (although no marriage record has been found and it would appear that Maria may still have been married to Thomas William WATMAN, as he did not die until 1888). Charlotte, was born about 1847 at Cape Town  the father is unknown (most likely, Maria was unwed). Michael Thomas was born in 1850 in Cape Town, the son of Maria and Thomas William WATMAN. In the early 1850's Maria and William KENDALL got together and with Charlotte and Michael Thomas, they moved to Paarl, about thirty miles from  Cape Town, where another six children were born to Maria and William KENDALL and William worked variously as a labourer and  as a prison guard at the local prison. The last two children (making ten all told) were born at  Onehunga, New Zealand after the family's move there.

What brought on the decision to move from South Africa to New Zealand can only be guessed at   today. The feeling is that it was because of Maria being a African. Mixed marriages were certainly  frowned upon back then by the British and William may have felt that life would he better in New  Zealand, where mixed white/Maori marriages were looked upon much more favourably. There it  would be easier to pass Maria off as a Maori, or if not her then certainly the children. In any event  late in 1864, the family boarded the Eveline and sailed for New Zealand, where the settled at  Onehunga, living in Church St.
 
 

William KENDALL          Maria KENDALL
                      William KENDALL        Maria KENDALL (nee MITTEN)


The Kendall family's arrival in Auckland.

Extract from the shipping passenger list

Eveline
Ship: 814 tons
Captain: James Taylor
Sailed from Cape of Good Hope 1864 - arrived Auckland January 22nd 1865

Kendall
                   William                     34          Stonemason
                    Mary                        33
                    Charlotte                 18
                    Michael                   14
                    George William       11
                    William Harry           8
                    Sarah Ann                 6
                    Mary Jane                 3
                    James                        3 months

Two more children were born in New Zealand, Charles Henry KENDALL, 25 June 1866 (it is belived he died in infancy) and Arthur henry KENDALL, 11 February 1868.
William Kendall's health apparently started to deteriorate after their arrival in New Zealand since he  apparently had an inflammation on the lungs about 1865 from which he never totally recovered. On  19/6/1873 he was admitted to the Auckland Lunatic Asylum suffering form "Melancholia". He was  discharged as "relieved" on 7/11/1873 but was re-admitted the following year. He died at the  Asylum on 29/5/1875. Maria apparently made ends meet by working as a washerwoman. She died  23/2/1877. Both are buried at St Peter's Church, Onehunga.

St Peter's Church, Onehunga,
          NZ
 St Peter's Church  circa 1866
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Kendall grave
 Kendall grave at St Peter's Church
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I would like to acknowledge my immediate family, Peter McKay and the research of the Kendall researchers in NZ  for contributions to this page.

Last Update: 08 Dec 2018