William Francis Hammond JP

9 Sep 1830 - 13 Dec 1907

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William Francis Hammond JP

9 Sep 1830 - 13 Dec 1907
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William Francis Hammond, J.P. was born in London, England. He immigrated firstly to Australia and then to New Zealand with this first wife, Rebecca Anne Bedford.  After Rebecca's death on 24 September 1877 in Ponsonby, Auckland, W.F. Hammond bought his children to live on the North Sh

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William Francis Hammond JP

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Married: 3 Aug 1855
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Castor Bay

2 Glenfield Road (opp Pupuke Road)
Birkenhead, , Auckland
New Zealand
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February 15, 2014
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October 30, 2016
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November 13, 2013

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Contributor: suzyq5 Created: 4 years ago Updated: 1 month ago

William Francis Hammond, J.P. was born in London, England. He immigrated firstly to Australia and then to New Zealand with this first wife, Rebecca Anne Bedford.  After Rebecca's death on 24 September 1877 in Ponsonby, Auckland, W.F. Hammond bought his children to live on the North Shore of Auckland.  He met the daughter of Mary Forgham, formerly Alston, nee Havenhand, at the Forgham's property in Greenhithe.  William married Annabella Findlay Alston (also buried at Pompeliar) on 17 November 1879. The couple had one son and five daughers.  William was an architect and designed and built the home known as Highbury, which is now used to name the area of land in which the family once lived.  William died in an accident at one of  his properties at Orua, on the southern shores of Auckland. 

Life timeline of William Francis Hammond JP

William Francis Hammond JP was born on 9 Sep 1830
William Francis Hammond JP was 10 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William Francis Hammond JP was 29 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William Francis Hammond JP was 39 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
William Francis Hammond JP was 44 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
William Francis Hammond JP was 57 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
William Francis Hammond JP was 61 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William Francis Hammond JP died on 13 Dec 1907 at the age of 77
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