REED, William Henry

William Henry Reed
born circa 1848, eldest son of Mr .W. H. Reed, later a builder in Auckland, arrived Auckland 15 January 1860 as a steerage passenger on the "Jura" from London, died 23 October 1878 residence of his father-in-law (Mr Robert Leaf), Parnell aged 30, married 1stly 13 February 1868 at the Church of England, Hokitika by the Rev. Mr Carpenter [1], reg. 1868/8687, Hannah Sullivan, she died 31 October 1872 aged 25, reg. 1872/11721 and 1872/11754, her "doctor" Dacre Bruce Barclay was charged with her manslaughter [2], married 2ndly 13 March 1878 at St John's Church, Napier, reg. 1878/3173, Ann Eliza Leaf, daughter of Robert Leaf and Eliza Hudson.

issue with Hannah Sullivan:
1. Frederick William Ernest Reed born 22 March 1869 at Stafford Town [3], reg 1869/24075, died 12 June 1871 Stafford (West Coast) [4] aged 2 years, reg. 1871/5723, buried Stafford Cemetery [5].

His brother-in-law was the Auckland photographer Robert Leaf (1842-1906).

New Zealand Herald, Volume I, Issue 287, 13 October 1864, Page 7 

New Zealand Herald, Volume II, Issue 501, 21 June 1865, Page 8

 New Zealand Herald, Volume III, Issue 768, 1 May 1866, Page 1

West Coast Times, Issue 724, 18 January 1868, Page 1

A social tea meeting of the teachers and elder scholars of the Grahamstown Wesleyan Sunday-school was held last night in the Grahamstown schoolroom, After the mere formal business of the meeting, a presentation, consisting of the photographs of the young women's Bible-class, suitably mounted and framed in mottled kauri, was presented to Mrs Joseph Turner, who is leaving for Christchurch. A suitable address, was read by Miss E. Keven. Mr R, French, superintendent of the school, on behalf of Mrs Turner, acknowledged the gift. The photographs, which made a splendid, picture, were from Mr W. H. Reed's studio...
Thames Advertiser, Volume VIII, Issue 2238, 31 December 1875, Page 2

 Thames Advertiser, Volume IX, Issue 2415, 9 September 1876, Page 2 

Thames Advertiser, Volume IX, Issue 2439, 9 October 1876, Page 2

 We have seen a very good photograph of the oil painting done by Mr Calder of Paeroa, of the Gorge and the Ohinemuri river. The photograph is the work of Mr W. H. Reed, and gives an excellent representation of the picture, being about 8 inches by 6. The details are truthfully set forth, as is also the back ground, and it is an excellent work of photography, and much credit is due to Mr Reed. We hear that a copy of the picture will be given to every subscriber to Mr Calder's Art Union, whether he be successful in drawing the big prize or no, so that subscribers will have something for their money.
Thames Star, Volume VII, Issue 2513, 25 January 1877, Page 2

Thames Advertiser, Volume XII, Issue 2559, 28 February 1877, Page 2 

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume VI, Issue 557, 19 January 1878, Page 2

Mr W. H. Reed, the talented musician and photographer, has left for Auckland, where he has entered into business as a musical instrument dealer.
Thames Advertiser, Volume XI, Issue 3140, 12 October 1878, Page 3

Our Auckland telegrams announce the death yesterday of Mr W. H. Reed, photographer and musician, late of the Thames, from an attack of dysentery. Mr Reed had only recently left Grahamstown to enter upon the business so long conducted in Queen-street, Auckland, by Mr Turrell. He was to have paid a visit to the Thames yesterday, in order to dispose of the remainder of his property here, and the auctioneer entrusted with the sale of the same was startled to learn that his sudden death had succeeded an attack of dysentery yesterday afternoon. Mr Reed established himself in business in Shortland-street, Auckland, as early as 1863, as a photographer, and when the West Coast Goldfied attracted its thousands he proceeded there, and was a successful musician and hotel keeper there during the palmy days of the Coast, and until a destructive fire deprived him of everything.

A few years later be joined his father and brothers at the Thames, where he remained until about the end of last year, when he left with his brothers and Miss Leaf (now Mrs Reed) on a tour round the North Island. Whilst away be married the popular vocalist, and on returning to the Thames settled down in his old business, but only for a short time. An opening presenting itself, in Auckland he removed there only a few weeks ago. The news of his demise will be read with deep regret by a large circle of friends at the Thames, and elsewhere throughout New Zealand.

Thames Advertiser, Volume XI, Issue 3150, 24 October 1878, Page 2

A painful feeling was caused on Wednesday night by the circulation of the report that the relatives of Mr W. H. Reed had received a telegram stating that he was dead. The news proved to be true. Yesterday's Herald contains an obituary notice of Mr Reed's death, but beyond that he died "on October 23, at the residence of his father-in-law (Mr Robert Leaf), Parnell," no particulars are given. Mr W. H. Reed was well known on the Thames as a photographer, and as a musician and singer of ability, possessing talents of a versatile character, and being especially happy in hitting off local topics in songs of his own composing. Only a few weeks ago Mr Reed purchased a business in Auckland, and at the time of his death a notification appeared in our contemporary's columns stating that he was about to visit the Thames on business. His death was very sudden - after a few days' illness, we understand,and the cause was an acute attack of dysentery. Mr Reed will be much missed in a large circle of acquaintances. Whether in entertainments of his own as a professional, or when giving his services in the cause of charity, he was always appreciated, and his unexpected demise will be sincerely regretted by all who knew him, and by none more than those for whom he has so often exerted his powers in this district. Mr Reed was to be buried to-day, and as he was a member of Lodge Sir Walter Scott, members of the different lodges in Auckland were invited to attend the funeral.
Thames Star, Volume IX, Issue 3025, 25 October 1878, Page 2

[1] West Coast Times , Issue 747, 14 February 1868, Page 2
[2] West Coast Times, Issue 2221, 12 November 1872, Page 2
[3] West Coast Times, Issue 1092, 23 March 1869, Page 2
[4] West Coast Times, Issue 1798, 5 July 1871, Page 2
[5] West Coast Times, Issue 1779, 13 June 1871, Page 2
[6] arrived as a steerage passenger 15 January 1860 on the Jura from London. Other passengers included Sarah Reed, Frederick Reed, Joseph Reed, George Reed and Charles Henry Monkton. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVII, Issue 1288, 17 January 1860, Page 2. 

Sarah Reed married 1861 Charles Henry Monkton reg. 1861/2176 Sarah Jeannett Reed to Charles Henry    Monkton, died 3 June 1872 at the residence of her father, Mr Reed, Davy Street, Grahamstown
New Zealand Herald, Volume IX, Issue 2611, 7 June 1872, Page 2

Joseph Reed born circa 1848

George Reed

Frederick Reed born circa 1848 married 30 June 1880 by the Rev. R. Taylor at the residence of the bridegroom Mary Harris youngest daughter of A. T. Harris of Auckland
New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5825, 19 July 1880, Page 6
reg. 1880/1275    Mary Harris to Frederick Reed

Mr. Frederick Reed has died at his home at Mount Eden. He came out from Home in the ship Dura when he was 11 years old and settled at Mangapeehi. Later he resided at Greymouth and Thames. Mr. Reed was a member of the Thames Scottish Band and afterwards of the Auckland Garrison Band. He also had many other musical associations. Mr. Reed is survived by three daughters, Mesdames A. E. Dalton (Mount Eden), W. E. Matthews (Epsom), Miss L. Reed (Mount Eden), and one son, Mr. W. G. Reed (Takapuna).
Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 101, 30 April 1936, Page 15

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