Moore HUNTER

Male 1835 - 1897  (62 years)


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  • Name Moore HUNTER  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1835  Braidwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1897  Hawera, South Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 9
    Person ID I207  David Blyth Family
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father Alexander HUNTER,   b. 1801, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margeret GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1804,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Mar 1824  Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • MARR: _PRIM Y
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary MURRAY,   b. 1851, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1943, Hawera, South Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1874  Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
     1. Jeannie HUNTER,   b. 6 Jul 1875, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1946, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Alexander HUNTER,   b. 21 May 1877, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1944, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     3. James HUNTER,   b. 6 Mar 1879, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     4. Moore HUNTER,   b. 1882, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1972, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     5. Amelia HUNTER,   b. 15 Dec 1884, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     6. Robert Gilchrist HUNTER,   b. 20 Jan 1887, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1887, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     7. Andrew Torry HUNTER,   b. 1888, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     8. Isabella Belle HUNTER,   b. 1890, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     9. Mary Murray HUNTER,   b. 1893, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From: Christine Clement
      Subject: Moore HUNTER
      Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:55:07 +1200

      Moore HUNTER was born in Scotland and died Hawera 3 February 1897 aged
      62years i.e.born c. 1835.
      His father was Alexander and mother Margaret? He married Mary Murray.
      Don't know about connection to this Robert Gibson Hunter?

      Christine Clement
      Te Puke (Kiwifruit Capital of the World)
      New Zealand
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sooty
      cmclement@clear.net.nz
      List Manager for Ballinger-UK, Boulcott, Shand, and Audas on Rootsweb.c om

      Death of Mr. Moore Hunter.
      Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3462, 3 February 1897, Page 2
      Death of Mr. Moore Hunter.

      We regret having to record the death of Mr Moore Hunter, which occurred a t his residence this morning about halfpast six. It is pretty generally k nown Mr Hunter had been in more or less feeble health for some time pas t, an attack of pleurisy having resulted in a complication of diseases f rom which latterly it was hardly hoped he would rally. Indeed, during t he past few days his hold on life was most precarious, though friends w ho knew little of his real condition, but relied on the wonderful recup eratve power he had from time to time shown, hoped that he might be aga in seen about. However, the end came, as stated this morning. Mr Hunter w as a colonist of very old standing. He was born in the village of Braid wood, Lanarkshire, but at an early age the sturdy independence which he s howed in later years began to develope, and he emigrated to Canada, and a fter a visit to Scotland again went out, but in time the more genial cl imate of New Zealand attracted him. The oldest settlers on the coast re member him at Kai Iwi, where in the days of native troubles he had to b ear his part with his fellow settlers, and we believe, though we are no t quite certain, that he was a member of the Kai Iwi troop, wich which t he Hon. John Bryce was assooiatad. Later on Mr Hunter had a farm at Wai totara now occupied by Mr William Parsons, which he sold and came on to H awera. This must have been early in the seventies, and just at that tim e Hawera was being re-settled after Titokowaru's war. The land about he re had been divided up into small sections and military settlers were e ncouraged to settle, privates getting 50 acre scrip and officers larger . But a large slice of land running to the southward and westward of th e present town site had been marked off as a railway reserve, and this t he Government determined to sell. Mr Hunter, among others, was a purcha ser at the sale, acquiring sections which formed the nucleus of the pre sent fine estate of Burnside, whereon he made his home, reared his fami ly, and has now died. It was like the other unoccupied land, fern and t utu, and in a rough state, and its present condition, in which it is pe rhaps one of the best cultivated, clean, and most productive farms on t he coast is a tribute to the energy and hard work and persevarance of t his pioneer settler. During his long residence in the district Mr Hunte r built up a reputation as a careful, good farmer, liberal in his ideas o f how to treat land and breed stock the success of which policy has bee n often shown in the show rings of the Egmont, Wanganui, Palmerston Nor th, and other agricultural and pastoral societies. For many years fello w settlers were glad to get the benefit of his business shrewdness and e xperience on local bodies, and he was successively a member of the Pate a County Council, Hawera Road Board, and Hawera County Council ; while a s to the A. and P. Society he wss not only in evidence at show time, bu t a valued officer from the inception of this institution. All movement s which he considered for the solid advantage and prosperity of the dis trict be was a supporter of, and was ready to help both with purse and w ork. Of the Presbyterian Church he was a consistent member and a great h elper ; none knew his worth and his liberality better, perhaps, than th ose associated with him in that Communion ; and all bodies which sought t o promote the social and moral well-being of the people were ever sure o f help from him. Privately, there was no man whom one would be less dis posed to approach had he a weak case ; or more ready, if he had a case r eally deserving of help. Mr Hunter had the power and courage of discrim ination; qualities much rarer than they should be for the well being of t he community. As to colonial politics, he never sought any public offic e, but his interest was keen and his feelings strong. Mr Hunter leaves a w idow and family of eight (and several brothers and other relatives) to m ourn him, and the district, which in a wide sense is a loser by his dea th, will sympathise with them in their loss.

      Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3462, 3 February 1897, Page 2

      The Late Mr Moore Hunter.

      MEMORIAL SERVICE. A funeral service in connection with the death of the l ate Mr Moore Hunter was conducted on Sunday morning at the Presbyterian C hurch by the Rev. T. McDonald. The pulpit wis draped in black, and hymn s appropriate to the occasion were sung. Mr McDonald chose for his text t he words " And I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, Write, Bless ed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth : Yea, saith the S pirit, that they may rest from their labours ; and their works do follo w them."- Revelation XIV- IB. The address throughout was solemn and imp ressive, and listened to with great interest by the large congregation p resent. Referring particularly to the loss the church had sustained by t he demise of their late friend and brother he said they knew he had bee n long interested in this charge - in fact since its beginning he had b een foremost in every good word and work; they had almost come to think t hat his wise counsel and generous help were indispensible to the carryi ng on of the work. In every department of it his loss would be most kee nly felt. Until a few months ago he had conducted a class in the Sabbat h School and he always manifested the deepest interest in all that pert ained to the moral and spiritual well-being of the young. When any effo rt was made on be half of their church, on behalf of Foreign Missions o r indeed on behalf of any needy object he was always to the front. Ther e were many beautiful traits in his life. There was a spontaneity about h is Christian services that they should long remember and long value. He a lso carried out, as the speaker had seen few do, the words of the Lord J esus Christ, " Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth." O stentation and parade were unknown to him. After speaking of deceased's r eligious life, Mr McDonald said the loss created by his death to his wi fe and family was an irreparable one, and the loss to their church was g reat ; the loss also to many whom he befriended in times of difficulty w as great. Mr McDonald added that personally he had lost a wise counsell or and a true friend - one whose words were valuable to him when cast d own by reason of the hardness of the world. But while they recognised h is loss as irreparable they had another and a brighter side to the pict ure, for to him to die was a glorious gain and a deliverance from tbe g roanings of earth to the songs of Heaven ; from great bodily weakness t o the strength that characterises those who have entered the Celestial C ity. What a change; what a blessed change! They should miss him sadly, a nd he appealed to members of the congregation to fill the breach in chu rch work his death had occasioned. Of him he thought it might truly be s aid, "He hath done what he could." Mr McDonald concluded by imploring G od's comfort and hope to the bereaved widow and family.

      Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3466, 8 February 1897, Page 2

      COUNTY CHAIRMEN.

      HAWERA.

      The annual meeting of the Hawera County Council was held yesterday, for t he election of a Chairman for the year. There were present -Messrs Moor e Hunter (chairman), A. C. Milne, Finlayeon, and Partridge. Mr. Milne p roposed that Mr. Hunter be re-elected Chairman, and remarked that Mr. H unter lived near town, which was a great convenience, but apart from th at he had conducted the affairs of the County admirably, and a better m an could not be obtained. Mr. Hunter desired to be.relieved of office, a nd suggested the election of Councillor Yorke. Mr. Partridge also eulog ised Mr. Hunter, and, after persuasion, Mr. Hunter was induced to accep t office again, and was then duly elected. It was resolved to hold a sp ecial meeting on Thursday, 6th December, in place of the ordinary meeti ng on the Ist inst.

      Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume IV, Issue 662, 29 November 1883, Page 2
      DEAT: _PROOF proven

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    1. [S3] Ancestry.com, 1841 Scotland Census Records (Name: Online publication - P rovo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - 1841 S cotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotla nd. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotl and.Original data: 18;), Moore Hunter.
      Name: Moore Hunter
      Age: 6
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Civil parish: Carluke
      County: Lanarkshire
      Address: Braidwood Village
      Parish Number: 629
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Alexr Hunter 40
      Margt Hunter 37
      Alexr Hunter 12
      John Hunter 10
      David Hunter 8
      Moore Hunter 6
      James Hunter 4
      Robert Hunter 3
      Andrew Hunter 1
      Name: Moore Hunter
      Age: 6
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Civil parish: Carluke
      County: Lanarkshire
      Address: Braidwood Village
      Parish Number: 629
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Alexr Hunter 40
      Margt Hunter 37
      Alexr Hunter 12
      John Hunter 10
      David Hunter 8
      Moore Hunter 6
      James Hunter 4
      Robert Hunter 3
      Andrew Hunter 1

    2. [S73] Ancestry.com, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 (Name: Online pub lication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original d ata - New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1853–1981. Auckland, New Zealand: BA B microfilming. Microfiche publication, 4032 fiche.Original data: New Z ealand Electoral Rolls, 1853–19;).
      Residence date: 1880-1881
      Residence place: Egmont, Taranaki, New Zealand

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      From: Christine Clement
      Subject: Moore HUNTER
      Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:55:07 +1200

      Moore HUNTER was born in Scotland and died Hawera 3 February 1897 aged
      62years i.e.born c. 1835.
      His father was Alexander and mother Margaret? He married Mary Murray.
      Don't know about connection to this Robert Gibson Hunter?

      Christine Clement
      Te Puke (Kiwifruit Capital of the World)
      New Zealand
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sooty
      cmclement@clear.net.nz
      List Manager for Ballinger-UK, Boulcott, Shand, and Audas on Rootsweb.c om

    6. [S87] PAPERS PAST NZ (Name: NZ Archives;), http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz.
      Death of Mr. Moore Hunter.
      Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3462, 3 February 1897, Page 2

    7. [S87] PAPERS PAST NZ (Name: NZ Archives;).
      Death of Mr. Moore Hunter. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3 462, 3 February 1897, Page 2 Death of Mr. Moore Hunter. We regret havi ng to record the death of Mr Moore Hunter, which occurred at his reside nce this morning about halfpast six. It is pretty generally known Mr Hu nter had been in more or less feeble health for some time past, an atta ck of pleurisy having resulted in a complication of diseases from which l atterly it was hardly hoped he would rally. Indeed, during the past few d ays his hold on life was most precarious, though friends who knew littl e of his real condition, but relied on the wonderful recuperatve power h e had from time to time shown, hoped that he might be again seen about. H owever, the end came, as stated this morning. Mr Hunter was a colonist o f very old standing. He was born in the village of Braidwood, Lanarkshi re, but at an early age the sturdy independence which he showed in late r years began to develope, and he emigrated to Canada, and after a visi t to Scotland again went out, but in time the more genial climate of Ne w Zealand attracted him. The oldest settlers on the coast remember him a t Kai Iwi, where in the days of native troubles he had to bear his part w ith his fellow settlers, and we believe, though we are not quite certai n, that he was a member of the Kai Iwi troop, wich which the Hon. John B ryce was assooiatad. Later on Mr Hunter had a farm at Waitotara now occ upied by Mr William Parsons, which he sold and came on to Hawera. This m ust have been early in the seventies, and just at that time Hawera was b eing re-settled after Titokowaru's war. The land about here had been di vided up into small sections and military settlers were encouraged to s ettle, privates getting 50 acre scrip and officers larger. But a large s lice of land running to the southward and westward of the present town s ite had been marked off as a railway reserve, and this the Government d etermined to sell. Mr Hunter, among others, was a purchaser at the sale , acquiring sections which formed the nucleus of the present fine estat e of Burnside, whereon he made his home, reared his family, and has now d ied. It was like the other unoccupied land, fern and tutu, and in a rou gh state, and its present condition, in which it is perhaps one of the b est cultivated, clean, and most productive farms on the coast is a trib ute to the energy and hard work and persevarance of this pioneer settle r. During his long residence in the district Mr Hunter built up a reput ation as a careful, good farmer, liberal in his ideas of how to treat l and and breed stock the success of which policy has been often shown in t he show rings of the Egmont, Wanganui, Palmerston North, and other agri cultural and pastoral societies. For many years fellow settlers were gl ad to get the benefit of his business shrewdness and experience on loca l bodies, and he was successively a member of the Patea County Council, H awera Road Board, and Hawera County Council ; while as to the A. and P. S ociety he wss not only in evidence at show time, but a valued officer f rom the inception of this institution. All movements which he considere d for the solid advantage and prosperity of the district be was a suppo rter of, and was ready to help both with purse and work. Of the Presbyt erian Church he was a consistent member and a great helper ; none knew h is worth and his liberality better, perhaps, than those associated with h im in that Communion ; and all bodies which sought to promote the socia l and moral well-being of the people were ever sure of help from him. P rivately, there was no man whom one would be less disposed to approach h ad he a weak case ; or more ready, if he had a case really deserving of h elp. Mr Hunter had the power and courage of discrimination; qualities m uch rarer than they should be for the well being of the community. As t o colonial politics, he never sought any public office, but his interes t was keen and his feelings strong. Mr Hunter leaves a widow and family o f eight (and several brothers and other relatives) to mourn him, and th e district, which in a wide sense is a loser by his death, will sympath ise with them in their loss.

    8. [S23] David Blyth, Cemetery Headstone Photos - Personal Taken (Name: David Bl yth;), Death of Moore Hunter, 3 Feb 1897.

    9. [S95] Registrar of Births, Deaths and Mariages, New Zealand - Death Records.
      Death Cert Moore Hunter

    10. [S98] www.scotlandpeople.govt.co.uk, Scotland Old Parish Records - Banns & Ma rriages 1564-1855, M11968-4, 1 07/03/1824 HUNTER ALEXANDER MARGARET GILCHRIST/FR4150 M BARONY GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK 622/00 0160 0099.
      groom's name: Alexander Hunter
      groom's birth date:
      groom's birthplace:
      groom's age:
      bride's name: Margaret Gilchrist
      bride's birth date:
      bride's birthplace:
      bride's age:
      marriage date: 07 Mar 1824
      marriage place: Barony,Lanark,Scotland
      groom's father's name:
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      groom's race:
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      indexing project (batch) number: M11968-4
      system origin: Scotland-ODM
      source film number: 994683
      reference number:

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      HUNTER, MARY nee MURRAY was born in 1851 in Glasgow, Scotland and came t o New Zealand in 1862. She was the daughter of James Murray, a tea mer chant, and Jane nee Blair. Mary married Moore Hunter at Wanganui in 18 74. Moore had a large property on the west side of Hawera, and the fam ily lived at Burnside (now the A and P showgrounds). The Hunter family h ad considerable involvement in the early development of the Hawera comm unity. Mary Hunter died on the 17 August 1943 aged 92 years and is bur ied in the Hawera cemetery.