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Helenne LE PROU

Female 1863 - 1947  (83 years)


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  • Name Helenne LE PROU  [1
    Born 14 Nov 1863  Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1881  Servant At Time Of Marriage Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Electoral Roll 1893  Ellesmere Electorate, Rego No. 283 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Electoral Roll 1893  Domestic Duties Of Little River Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Electoral Roll 1893  Name Given As "Ellen Jane" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Also Known As ("Ellen" Stated On Marriage Certificate) 
    Also Known As ELLEN 
    Died 3 Jun 1947  Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 5 Jun 1947  Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I362  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2019 

    Father Emile Edmond LE PROU,   b. 5 Sep 1832, St Samson-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1905, Oparau, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Madeline Azerau GERZEAU,   b. 26 Sep 1845, …chillais, , Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1881, Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1862  Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Charles BRICKLAND,   b. 23 Aug 1852, Potters Court, Castle Street, Chester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1945, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 4 May 1881  St Peters Church, Akaroa, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Ex papers Past: NZ Herald, Volume LXVIII, Issue 20863, 4 May 1931
      Golden Weddings
      BRICKLAND'97 LE PROU.'97On May 4, 1881 at St. Peter's Church. Akaroa. by Rev Stokes. Henry Charles Brickland, of Chester. England to Ellen Jane Le Prou, daughter of late E. E. Le Prou, Akaroa.
      Present address: Risk Road, Remuera.
      (Christchurch papers please copy).
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      Ex Papers Past: NZ Herald, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 23957, 6 May 1941, page 1
      Diamond Weddings
      Brickland - Le Prou: On May 4, 1881 in St Peter's Church Akaroa, by the Rev Knowles.
      Henry Charles youngest son of John Brickland, Chester England to Ellen Le Prou second daughter of Mr E.E. Le Prou of Akaroa.
      Present address: 5 Risk Road, Remuera

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      History of St Peter's Church
      Courtesy of Akaroa Civic Trust website - www.historicakaroa.co.nz  (worth a visit)

      The first Anglican services were held in the warehouse of the Nanto-Bordelaise Company and in 1851, Rev. W.J. Aylmer arrived from England to be the first resident incumbent in Akaroa.
      The following year Samuel Farr designed the first St. Peter's church, erected in Church Street. The Church Street church proved too small and has since been demolished.

      St. Peters is the second Anglican church and was built in 1863.
      John Watson, Akaroa's second magistrate, donated the more central site in Rue Balguerie.
      The building of St. Peter's was made possible by grants from the Canterbury Provincial government, the Diocese, the sale of the Church Street church and subscriptions from personal donors.
      The architect is unknown, but Jonathan Mane from the University of Canterbury thinks that the church nave is likely to have been designed by architectural vicar of Onehunga, Dr. A.G. Purchas. The distinctive entrance tower and spire bear a strong resemblance to St. Stephan's Tuahiwi, also designed by Purchas.
      The timber cost £160, the site was cleared for £15 and the payment to the builders, George Checkley, Joseph Bates and Robert Newton amounted to £242.
      Work commenced in 1863 and was completed in 1864.
      It is thought to be a Selwyn church after George Augustus Selwyn, the first Bishop of New Zealand.

      At a meeting of parishioners thirteen years later, Mr. Penlington referring to the need to enlarge the church, said that when he brought his wife and eleven children to worship, he liked to be near them to keep them in order, but was obliged to seat his wife in one place and his family in another.
      Plans for enlarging the church by moving the sanctuary eastward, and giving more space where the organ and choir now are, were drawn up by Messrs Kane and Drewett. Mr. Penlington's tender of £280 was accepted and the new transepts were formally opened on Wednesday April 25, 1877. (Gwenda Turner) (The HPT records disagree with this and state...In 1876, Benjamin Mountfort designed the transepts and chancel. ) These additions and the original 1863 portion were separately consecrated by Bishop Harper.

      There is a single grave in the churchyard and it has caused some controversy over the years.
      The inscription on it reads "Sacred to the memory of Rev. E.B. Nevill, curate of Wanganui, died January 31, 1875." His brother, the first Bishop of Dunedin decided that the curate should be buried here, and as there was no vicar in Akaroa at the time, the Bishop chose the place of burial and found a grave digger who worked through the night in the rain, the Bishop bringing him hot drinks. At about 4am the grave was ready, the coffin was brought and the Bishop read the burial service. That morning he left by stage coach for Pigeon Bay, Lyttelton and Christchurch. Two years later, the vestry considered removing the body, but it was decided the body should remain, but not set a precedent for further interment in the churchyard.

      Services are held at St. Peter's church each Sunday starting at 9:00am.
      More information on the interior fittings of the church are available on a pamphlet held in the foyer.

      Design Notes
      Early English Gothic Revival style. Paired lancet windows, entrance tower. St. Peter's is an elegant design with vertical timbering and high Gothic windows. It is sited in a slightly elevated position where the finely proportioned tower creates a focal point in that part of the township. The interior has a fine gallery at the West End.

      History and Design Information Sources
      HPT Listing
      Gwenda Turner "Akaroa"
      Leaflet "The Anglican Chruch of St,. Peter"

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      (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taihape)
      Taihape History


      The Taihape region was originally inhabited by local Maori tribes who settled the area well before the arrival of Europeans; descendants of these tribes still live in the area. The first record of a European to the region is William Colenso's visit in 1845. In 1884, the surveyor's party for the Main Trunk railway line cut a rough track through the district.

      The town was founded in 1894, when European settlers arrived from Canterbury in the South Island. The site of the town was a small natural clearing in dense native bush, which the first settlers set about clearing. Many of the original families have descendants still living in the area. The settlement was first called Hautapu after the local river, then Otaihape ("the place of Tai the Hunchback"), and finally Taihape.

      Before the establishment of the railway, the bulk of farming produce (wool) had to be transported east by horse and bullock cart to Napier, from where it was exported. Until the establishment of roads and railways in the early 1900s, Taihape, like other rural towns, remained largely an isolated pioneer settlement. It developed as a key railway and transport town, reaching its peak of population and activity during the heyday of the 1950s and 1960s. The town declined during the downturn of the 1980s and today it is largely a refreshment stop for travellers and a service point for the local farming community.

      In 2005 Taihape's primary and secondary schools amalgamated to form Taihape Area School due to the declining numbers of students in both schools.

      Taihape People
      As of a June 2016, Taihape is home to 1,670 people. Population peaked at around 3,500 in the late 1960s, but declined in parallel with many other rural towns after that time. The town has two main schools St Joseph's Catholic School established in 1916, and the Taihape Area School.
    Children 
    +1. Henry Edmond BRICKLAND,   b. 20 Jun 1882, Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1964, Hamilton, Waikato, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Jane Madeline BRICKLAND,   b. 12 Feb 1884, Little River, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1972, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Charles BRICKLAND,   b. 16 Dec 1885, Little River, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1973, Papatoetoe, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. Margaret BRICKLAND,   b. 26 Aug 1887, Little River, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1978, Caughey Preston Home, Remuera, Auckland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +5. Nellie Edith BRICKLAND,   b. 6 Apr 1889, Little River, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1973, Taihape, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Alma Maud BRICKLAND,   b. 1 Apr 1891, Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1974  (Age 83 years)
    +7. Elsie Harriet BRICKLAND,   b. 19 Mar 1893, Little River, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1981, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +8. Leonard George BRICKLAND,   b. 18 Jun 1895, Rolleston, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1986, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Agnes Victoria BRICKLAND,   b. 15 Jun 1897, Rolleston, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1972, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +10. William Francis BRICKLAND,   b. 3 Jan 1907, Tirirakawa, Taihape, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1997, Hamilton, Waikato, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Photos
    Church - St Peters Akaroa
    Church - St Peters Akaroa
    St Peters Church, Akaroa NZ
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Nov 1863 - Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1947 - Auckland, NZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth was registered as Helenne Leprou   (Refer  http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/)

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      NZ Electoral Roll 1893 ex NZSG:
      Surname                      BRICKLAND
      Given Name      Ellen Jane
      Number                      283
      Electorate      Ellesmere
      Voting Qualification      Residential
      Residential Address      Little River
      Occupation      Domestic duties
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      NZ Electoral Roll 1896
      Ellesmere Roll
      No. on Roll: 297
      Brickland, Ellen Jane, Little River, domestic duties, residential
      (Husband Henry is No.298 on Roll)

      NZ Electoral Roll 1896
      Selwyn Supplementary Roll
      No. on Roll: 3296
      Brickland, Ellen Jane, Rolleston, housewife, residential

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      NZ Electoral Roll 1900
      Surname                      BRICKLAND
      Given Name      Ellen Jane
      Number                      296
      Electorate      Ellesmere
      Voting Qualification      Residential
      Residential Address      Rolleston
      Occupation      housewife

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      NZ Electoral Roll 1905-06
      Surname                      BRICKLAND
      Given Name      Ellen Jane
      Number                      605
      Electorate      Rangitikei
      Residential Address      Tiriraukawa
      Occupation      domestic duties

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      NZ Electoral Roll 1911
      Surname                      BRICKLAND
      Given Name      Ellen Jane
      Number                      735
      Electorate      Waimarino (Bay of Plenty)
      Residential Address      Tiriraukawa
      Occupation      domestic duties

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      NZ Electoral Roll 1928
      Surname                      BRICKLAND
      Given Name      Ellen Jane
      Number                      1253
      Electorate      Roskill, Auckland
      Residential Address      7 Salisbury Road
      Occupation      married

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      Death Note
      From newspaper clipping in Sigrid BRICKLAND'S bible:-
      BRICKLAND:- On June 3, 1947, at a private hospital, Auckland, Helene, of 5 Risk Rd; Remuera, dearly loved wife of the late Henry Charles Brickland, and beloved mother of Henry, Madeline, Charles, Margaret, Nellie, Elsie, George, Agnes and William; aged 85 years. A service will be held at Watney Sibun's Son's Chapel, Khyber Pass, Newmarker at 10.30am tomorrow (Thursday), the funeral then leaving for Purewa cemetery.

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      Ex Purewa Cemetery Website:
      Surname: BRICKLAND
      First Names: Helene
      Age: 85 Years
      Gender: Female
      Date of Death: 03 Jun 1947
      Religion: Anglican
      Serial No: 14405
      Date of Service and/or Interment: 05 Jun 1947
      Funeral Director: Sibuns Funeral Advisors, 582 Remuera Road, Remuera, AUCKLAND
      Cemetery: Purewa Cemetery
      Location: Block H 08 Plot 039

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] NZ - NZ Registrar General Birth (Reliability: 3).
      Registrar General Birth 1863/462.

    2. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1863/2943 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S24] NZ - NZSG, Index CD2 - 1893 Womens Electoral Roll (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1947/20526 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S24] NZ - NZSG (Reliability: 3).
      NZSG Cemetery Fiche / Purewa Burials on CD

    6. [S5] NZ - NZ Registrar General Marriage, Place of Registration: Akaroa, Christchurch Where married: St Peters, Akaroa (Reliability: 3).
      Certified Copy  1131/1881 Akaroa , Christchurch
      The copy is held by Peter Moore
      Registrar General Marriage.

    7. [S24] NZ - NZSG, CD4 - Matching Bride & Groom Collection (Reliability: 3).
      Folio No. 1131