Macdonald Dictionary Record: Frederick Aloysius Weld

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Frederick Aloysius Weld. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: W. 318. Weld Sir Frederick Aloy sins (1823-91) really only belongs to Canty by his bef association with Bracken field and Stony hurst He was the ' son of Humphrey Wild of Chide ck and was educ. at Stony hist and at Fir bourg hu. suit,eland His relatives Petre , Clifford and Va va sour , all belonging to old English Catholics families, as he died had already gone to N.Z. He bought an order from the N.Z. Company f 100 ac and a town lit and scaled by the Theresa in '43 . He called at Nelson, still suffering from the sch shock of the Waian massacre and landed at Wgtn ap. 4 His consis , led by Charles Clifford had entend into negotiations w ith the Wai rara a clues for grazing rights and had ip rtd merino sheep four Aust. which Weld joined in driving round the coast to Wharekaka , the first sheep station formed in N.Z. Bidwill reached the same district with his sheep at about the same time. Wharekaka did not lim out suitable country for merinos. being too wet, and they had considerable trouble with the maoris The partners (now oly Clifford and weld ) decided L vat, sir F. Weld : Scholefield i: Acland : Cox :. Gisborne : Charlott God.h Letters. Sewell :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Er F.A. Weld W. 318 to look further a field for more suitable fon df and Clif rd hearing of s suitable Country in what is noo knows as Marlborough went across to Cook for himself and decided to apply for a grazing license . This he got from Nelson , and Clifford went to Australia to get more stock. They decided to sell Wharekaka , having foudy ho w much superior was then new country. Weld hadl a quarter share in the partnership and had some trouble in raising it, Wharekaka ust beny profitable.p in the early years. However the new station , which they named Flab orne was the best merino country tho had been grazed up to that time in N.Z. Weld spent some months in Canty at the time the Canty settlers were arriving and was s one of the party that a com pained the Godly s in Ha an expedition to look at the new province L Mrs Godley was delighted witt him he having kept his good manners and not having beco ne a rough Colonial - her brig bear. Weld on his way to Canty. crossed the splendid bog bit of com ry which became known as Stony hurst and h applied forc A1azinger lemme for it : it was then outside the Canty; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: ) Sir F.A. Weld W. 318 block. He evidently had an idea that when he and Clifford diss. part. he would take Stony hurst for his share and later partnership dealings confirm this. When he left N.Z. o tup to Eng he probe bly hoped to find a good Catholi bride and he succeeded in theis quest and married File on ena dau dau. of de hester Philips of Garrard on Park and Grace Dren Manor of Leicester shire. When he returned ( he bought a property which was an easy ride to Stony hurst and which became known as Bracken fre ld. - a few milks behind Amberley. Harman, op writing to Si Chas Clifford in May 63 reopening to this purchase said " his quite a fancy place - commande very fine Views (it looks Away over the sea) and could make a hicc place for a country house . When it was offered for sale in Ap 67 was decried as of 743 ac house of 16 rooms, and a lodge. A cargo of. high class Timber arrived for weld from Auckland . Kauri and black pine y the schooner Kane; Oct 62. This was unloaded at Salt water Creche and was ris house and private chapel which was of considerable LT. 18.10.62; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Si F.A. Weld W 318. Size He only lived in it about 4 years . The Chapel bee ome the local R.C. church and is know - enlarged somewhat - the Amberley R.C. Church. The first mob of sheep sent down Mor Fad bourne to stock Stony hurst were 720 wethers in charge ( nom in ally ) of Alphonse Oxford who had with him. Lovegrove, Jack Stani ton and old Pat. Weld had left them the directions for their drive but in his haste he had mis taken his route and when the sheep followed some time later, the men could not make out his directions They had to abandon their sheep and make their wan back to Stay h F labour ne The second mob as more fortunate. Linder the direction of William Hey de Hars they ma de their way as near as possible along the cost and when they reached the Hunnibell near the Sea they had hardly lost d sheep. Weld and Clifford had both been educ. at Stony hurst Collge in the North of Eng and they used the names of the Country round Stony hirst Coll to name the dif features of; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: W. 318. Stony;hurst N.Z. Thirs , the streams, Bly the and Greta , Scargill. Penile Hill. Other names such as n The Chaldean" ( whiche Everard weld believed to be a Weld name in Eng and Happy Valley ' probably r Caverhill name r weld a In 54 James Stuart - wortley travelled widely in the North Is and chartered for them selves a vessel, from which to see for themselves the Volcan ve of Maria Loa in Hawai Weld was elected to the Gen. Assembly which was brough into being at Auck May 54 . Alford was elected Speaker. Weld was a member of the first Got. which resigned over disatisfa H faction with lol Wy rands hostility to representative govt. After a trip to Eng. he was again e elected as mentor e Wairau in June 58. In '60 he became hamster of Native for h fairs under Stanford. He was for some years representa live of Cheviot. He was head of a Got. Nov. 64 which his chief po hey was that of self rel ane and the ase of British troops was terminated. wield was one of the chief explorers of the various routes from; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: W. 318 the worth of the S. Island to the Hanmer Plains; and from every pont of view he was a poi eer sheep farmer. But he was not a very strong man and his strenuous life told upon him before hi reached more than medium age. He withdrew from Part in Jan 66 and he was then a worn out man He was appointed a Prov. Trustee of the B. N.Z when it was being formed. When he left N.Z. in 67, George Douglas of Broom field bought Bracken field . C.I. Harper was the next owner and then, in 1881 G.B. Starky with his pack of hounds settled there . He was followed by his eldest son and his grandson J.M.B. Starky now lives there. When Rd Ads started in 64 Weld became Chairman of the Sefton Rd. Bd. He was on of the early importers of Romney shep. When it was known he was to leave the voluntee f the dist. paraded at Bracken field and gave him a farewell presented the Cory. w ith a match o .The Catholics of Ch.Ch. presented him with a clock and Mrs Weld with a gold watch. He visited Canty again 8 in 74 and in this year neg oration started w hick ended in Geo Clifford , eldest son of Si Charles, purchasing Stony hurst. In later Kowai County Centenary Souvenir . 4.2.64 : 5.4.67 : 18.2.74 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: W. 318 years he had to approach Weld and tell him that unless he could have easier interest toning he won ld have to go out ; and Weld consented. He was offered the y overs er ship of West Aust and he accepted it in 69 .In his years there he rode all over the Country travelling light and roughing it. His next post was the governorship ) Tasmania ( 74) and at the end of his berm he accept d the K.C.M.G. His last post was the Straits Settlements . From there he lived a country life in Eng. He was advanced in his Order. becoming a G.C. M.G. Crosbie ward once making a political speech pointed at wield and referred to him as mat. man This was consoled a considered welds an insulting epithet and such was iss popularity that the audience would not allow Ward to proced until he had with drawn il Gi shore said of Weld " he was a man of ability , culture and fine feeling . there was a straight for dess in him which inspired con biden ce . Thoroughly genuine with an attractive manner he was frank and out s ken almost to a fault. . He was the; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Ses F.A. Well. W. 318 soul of honour; and he had a c rival rous sense of duty is f as a stake smau were that he was apt to be over - hasty is failing s ie his conclus rons , was wanting in tact and did not sufficiently disoriented when it was best in ies of his ultimate object, to be form and when to give wary it is often wiser to 9o round an o stade than to try and go through Swell on Wield (first N.Z. Gen Assembly ) a gentleman, amiable , intelligen . but absolutely raw His standard of conduct was beryl high; others who could not attain such a standard . filled him with horror and dis guest see a leer on Dupage as Canty Mus. Thos Arnold describing him in '48 "with clear bue Cy es Curly light brown hair , well knit figure and honest resolute expression of face " In '90 with 2 sons he made a. pilgrimag to the Holy Land. There he contracted a severe illness in the Strahan Settlement from i hi ch he died in Eng. 20.7.91 He was a knight of the Order of St Pius a Catholic order.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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