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Ann Bould (Slater)

Birthplace: Macclesfield, Cheshire. England
Death: January 27, 1884 (71)
Ngauranga, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Slater and Elizabeth Slater
Wife of Robert Bould
Mother of Thomas Bould; Mary Ann Clapham; George Henry Bould; Harriet Saunders; Hannah Tyer and 5 others
Sister of Joshua Foden Slater and Jabez Slater

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About Ann Bould

Robert was apparently a boot and shoemaker in England.

Robert Bould aged 32 years and his wife Ann aged 27 arrived in NZ on 22 May 1842 aboard the Lord William Bentinck. They were accompanied by 2 sons and a daughter, an infant son died at sea.

On his arrival in NZ they first lived in Tinakore Road, and Robert later bought one of the Town Acres from Jermingham Wakefield for £75 but sold it in 1854 to a Major Coote for £200.

In August 1853 he moved to Johnsonville and contracted with the Bank of Australia to buy the land for £100, its 1840 price, because the previous owner had defaulted on his mortgage payments to the bank, where he became a sheep farmer; Daisy Hill Farm was 105 acres freehold (Ohariu Section 96) and he leased 145 acres from the Maoris. He took 7-8 years to clear the bush sufficiently to carry sheep.

The Electoral Roll for the City of Wellington shows Robert with freehold property on Tinakori Road from 1853-1858, and the roll for Wellington County District shows he owned land at Ohariu during the same period.

The Province of New Munster, Gazette Jury List also shows Robert at Tinakori Road in 1844, 1848-1850. In 1852 he is shown as a carter rather than shoemaker, and from 1854 to 1858 as a farmer, Ohariu Road.

In Tawa Flat and the Old Porirua Road by A H Carmen it is stated that Robert stood for Wellington Privincial Council for the Wellington Country Districts in 1857. Of 11 who stood, 5 were to be elected, and Robert was not elected.

Robet Sn continued to invest in proeprty, a furher £800 ws borrowed in 1872.

Upon his death in 1875 his son Robert Jnr., born in 1853, took over the farm. Robert Jnr was able to renew the lease, at which time they paid £87 for the first 7 years and then £108 for the next seven, and £123 for the last 7 years.

Daisy Hill Farmhouse, 15 Truscott Avenue, was built by Robert Snr in 1860.

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Ann Bould's Timeline

October 8, 1812
Macclesfield, Cheshire. England
December 2, 1813
Age 1
England (United Kingdom)
January 4, 1837
Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
April 20, 1840
New Zealand
November 2, 1845
April 11, 1848
New Zealand
December 11, 1851
Wellington, New Zealand