Henry Nunweek, 18261914 (aged 88 years)

Name
Henry /Nunweek/
Given names
Henry
Surname
Nunweek
Birth
Death of a paternal grandfather
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
March 1833 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sister
June 12, 1835 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a sister
Death of a brother
Birth of a brother
Death of a mother
Fact 1
Worked on the railway.
1851 (aged 24 years)
Marriage
Birth of a son
Marriage of a brother
Fact 2
Went to New Zealand.Made money in the gold
1860 (aged 33 years)
Marriage of a sister
Death of a paternal grandmother
Birth of a son
1865 (aged 38 years)
Marriage of a sister
Birth of a son
May 16, 1866 (aged 40 years)
Marriage of a brother
Birth of a daughter
1870 (aged 43 years)
Death of a father
Marriage of a brother
Death of a wife
Death of a brother
Death of a sister
Death of a brother
Fact 3
rush. Bought land in Christchurch.Later gave
Fact 4
some of the land to the council. They turned it
Fact 5
into a park now called NUNWEEK PARK.
Death
Family with parents
father
17991872
Birth: February 5, 1799 26 Bingley, Yorkshire
Death: June 1872Bingley, Yorkshire
mother
18041844
Birth: December 23, 1804Bingley, Yorkshire
Death: January 2, 1844Bingley, Yorkshire
Marriage MarriageDecember 24, 1821Bingley, Yorkshire
4 months
elder sister
18221901
Birth: April 23, 1822 23 17 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: April 16, 1901Thwaites nr.Keighley Yorkshire
21 months
elder brother
18241841
Birth: January 20, 1824 24 19 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: December 20, 1841Thwaites nr.Keighley Yorkshire
2 years
himself
18261914
Birth: March 26, 1826 27 21 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: September 19, 1914Christchurch, New Zealand
5 years
younger brother
1830
Birth: October 10, 1830 31 25 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: Australia
3 years
younger brother
18331895
Birth: March 1833 34 28
Death: December 30, 1895Keighley, Yorkshire
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
18431907
Birth: November 8, 1843 44 38 Morton Banks Riddlesden Keighley
Death: 1907Riddlesden Keighley Yorkshire
Family with Matilda Stonehewer
himself
18261914
Birth: March 26, 1826 27 21 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: September 19, 1914Christchurch, New Zealand
wife
Marriage MarriageAugust 8, 1852Macclesfield
2 years
son
18541916
Birth: 1854 27 Keighley, Yorkshire
Death: May 4, 1916
12 years
son
18651936
Birth: 1865 38
Death: June 7, 1936Christchurch, New Zealand
17 months
son
5 years
daughter
daughter
Source citation
Text:

MR. HENRY NUNWEEK, Harewood Road, Riccarton, was for thirty-two years a member of the Riccarton Road Board, and for twenty-six of these he never missed a meeting. He also served on the Riccarton Licensing Committee for ten years, and was a member of the Harewood Road school committee for eighteen years. Mr. Nunweek, who was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1830, arrived at Lyttelton by the ship “Joseph Fletcher, in 1856. He worked at road-making for the Government, and, in 1861, went to the Otago goldfields, where he and his party took up a claim, which, for the first day's work, yielded the five partners about £40 per man. The leader, an old Australian digger, attempted to frighten Mr. Nunweek and his mate away, so that the rich claim might be shared by the others. Thereupon Mr. Nunweek offered to settle the matter by physical force, and then the others wisely decided to let “Ginger” alone, lest he should “hammer the lot of them.” Thereafter the claim was amicably worked until it “petered out.” On returning to Canterbury Mr. Nunweek invested his capital in his present fruit farm, twenty acres of which he bought from the Government; afterwards he increased the area to 105 acres. This farm has prospered wonderfully. With the assistance of his three sons and a number of labourers, Mr. Nunweek harvests some large crops, for which he finds a ready market, although there was a time when he had to wheel his peaches by the ton to the pig-troughs, because there was no demand for them. In 1902 Mr. Nunweek visited the Old Country; and, while there, he journeyed into Kent to see what improvements on the colony's fruit-growing methods were there in vogue. After much consideration he came to the conclusion that the New Zealander has not much to learn from the English fruit-grower, and he states that he can grow more fruit on one acre of his land, than they were growing on three acres in Kent. Mr. Nunweek was married at Macclesfield, Cheshrie, before leaving England the first time, and has a family of three sons and two daughters.