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Jaffrey, William Charles McIntosh

Jaffrey, William Charles McIntosh

Male 1884 - 1973  (88 years)

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  • Name Jaffrey, William Charles McIntosh 
    Born 7 Jul 1884  Hatton of Ardoyne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1973  Hawera NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I198  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2003 

    Father Alexander, Robert,   b. 17 Oct 1855, North Sunside Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1931, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Jaffray, Isabel,   b. 9 Dec 1861, Hatton of Ardoyne Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1951, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1891  Hatton Ch of Garioch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Rin 219 - 101 Grandparents
    Rin 219 - 101 Grandparents
    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Holmes, Ivy,   b. 10 Apr 1896, Porewa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1979, Wanganui Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1919  Wanganui Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. McIntosh, Clarice Isabel,   b. 13 Feb 1920,   d. 17 Apr 2009  (Age 89 years)
     2. McIntosh, Charles William,   b. 14 Apr 1923,   d. 10 Sep 2005, Taranaki Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. McIntosh, Mary Elsie,   b. 13 Jan 1925, Manaia NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 2002  (Age 77 years)
     4. Private
     5. McIntosh, Ester,   b. 1933,   d. 1933  (Age 0 years)
    Histories
    William Charles McIntosh Jaffray
    William Charles McIntosh Jaffray
    A brief History
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rin 198 WILLI_TOSH_IN_UNIFORM
    Rin 198 WILLI_TOSH_IN_UNIFORM
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Hatton of Ardoyne House
    Hatton of Ardoyne House
    This is the house at Hatton of Ardoyne near Oyne as described in the auction sale catalogue I somehow expected a property older in appearance and suspect that this must have been a replacement at some point As you head out of Oyne crossing the railway line towards Old Rayne you come to a junction with the main highway and at this point a small road immediately on the left winds it way back in the direction you came passing the Hatton properties to exit on the Oyne to Insch road close to the toll bridge

    Documents
    Rin 198 LIFETIME_EVENTS_WILLY_TOSH
    Rin 198 LIFETIME_EVENTS_WILLY_TOSH
    Rin 198 LIFETIME_EVENTS_WILLY_TOSH Page 2
    Rin 198 LIFETIME_EVENTS_WILLY_TOSH Page 2
    Barren Jack Dam
    Barren Jack Dam
    Rin 198-199 1901_CENSUS
    Rin 198-199 1901_CENSUS
    Birth Certificate William Charles Mcintosh Jaffray
    Birth Certificate William Charles Mcintosh Jaffray

    Headstones
    William and Ivy McIntosh headstone
    William and Ivy McIntosh headstone

    Histories
    McIntosh Family
    McIntosh Family
    The life and Times of William Charles McIntosh Jaffrey
    The life and Times of William Charles McIntosh Jaffrey

  • Notes 
    • Williams birth certificate gives his full name and shows that he was born at 7pm on the 4th of July 1884
      His mother was Isabella Jaffrey and his father unknown The address given is Hatton Oyne the farm of his grandparents
      His mother left him there in their care and that of her sister Elspet whilst she went back to work as a domestic servant. The 1891Census return shows him living at Hatton of Ardoyne age 6 his grandmother having died the year before When William was rising twelve his luck ran out. His aunt Elspet died and then the old man He afterwards told his daughter Clarice that life was miserable he was on the parish and looked after by relatives I now believe that he was taken in by Mrs Robertson of Goose Knowes as she cared for orphans and was paid by the parish for so doing Be that as it may his mother had subsequently married and it seems she was unable or unwilling to take him in He also recollected that the Presbyterian minister a Rev. Brown found a work place for him with a farmer called Wildgoose However this period of his life working on the farm or farms is rather lost to us The 1901 census shows him working for a farmer Alexander Benzie of Mosstown Kennethmont aged 16 and his half brother Charles Jaffray age 13 is also there working alongside as farm servants
      Alexander Benzie at Mosstown where William and his brother Charlie worked in 1901came from Parkbrae (Oyne cemetery MI) "In memory of Mary Mathieson wife of Alexander Benzie farmer Parkbrae Oyne died Sept 12 1887 aged 54 also the above Alexander Benzie died April 30 1907 aged 78 years"
      Sometime after the turn of the century William decided to try his luck in Australia He worked at first with horses and as a powder monkey on a mammoth project, the construction of the Burrinjuck irrigation dam known locally as the "Barren Jack" He found the conditions too hot for him and suffering from sunburn he becided to move to New Zealand (Incidentally because of the outbreak of World War 1 the dam project was severely checked and not finally completed until 1927) En-route he became friendly with a man going to Riverlea Kaponga who was on a visit to Bill Gardner and he accepted a farm job there He stayed on and eventually leased or purchased his own farm in Eltham Road However events were now overtaken by the War and William decided to enlist and ship out to France leaving his property to be looked after by neighbours Mr and Mrs Donald On his enlistment papers he gave Mrs Donald as his next of kin, relationship "friend" In Nov 1917 he joined the Army and began active service as a rifleman and in July 1918 he arrived in Liverpool marching into camp at Etaples in Sept A shrapnel wound in his left leg saw him in hospital in Hornchurch England Having survived the war he made one last visit to Oyne staying a few days with a relative by the name of Ross before embarkation In March 1919 he sailed from Portsmouth bound for Wellington (Army records)


      It Is not quite clear what happened to his farm during his absence but the upshot saw him losing the property and having to start again He leased a farm for a time before occupying another at Upper Mangawhero Road on the southern slopes of Mount Egmont
      He married a girl called Ivy Holmes whose grandparents were of German /Hungarian descent Their first task was to clear the land of native bush and turn it to pasture for dairy farming William and Ivy raised a family of four children the fifth and youngest having died in infancy They celebrated their golden wedding in July 1969 At age 84 he had a fall from his favourite horse and broke his pelvis It is thought that he never fully recovered and died on 31st May 1973 survived by his four children and eight grandchildren
      His death certificate states he emigrated to NZ in 1907 Family history has it as 1903 /1904
      Estranged from his mother he raised his family to believe he had no known relatives He also discarded the surname Jaffrey and was known as McIntosh although I now have to revise my opinion here as he seems to have been known as William McIntosh from an early age as witness the two census returns already quoted He is buried in Hawera Cemetery and his death certificate gives his father as John McIntosh and his mother as Elsie Jaffray
      Footnote
      In 1962 I turned up on his doorstep with my mother (his half-sister) and both his half brothers in tow Whatever I had in mind came to nothing. He did not appear and the woman who did showed us the door It was a sad outcome and I regret that no further attempt at a reconciliation ever presented itself