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Charlotte's 1898 Letter from Home
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The Bint family took up 453 acres on Kohete Road, Taranaki in 1890. They arrived in New Plymouth by boat with vats for cheese making, cheese press, a separator called Alexandra, a churn, Swiss-made side saddle, stumping jacks and furniture. They moved to Ingelwood by train then carted by Joe George’s wagon to Kaimata past five houses and over three rivers which fortunately had bridges.

The house consisted of four rooms of adzed weatherboard, lined with scrim and newspaper. A shingle roof, iron chimney with bars across to hang the camp oven and big boilers for vegetables.  Ron & Rae Bint

Philip & Eliza Bint 
George Bint 
Charlotte Hayward 
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Bertha Bint

Bint Family UK

Richard Allman married Eliza Edwards from Wrentham, Suffolk at Kensington, West London on September 29th 1851.They had at least five children Charlotte Allman (1852), William (1855), Eliza [Jane] (1858), Robert (1865) and Alfred (1868). The first three were born at Hammersmith, and the others at Shepherds Bush.

Charlotte's brothers, Robert Allman (1865) and Alfred Allman (1868) remained in the London area. Robert married Florence Annie Younger (1864) from Boston, Lincolnshire at Fulham, West London in 1893. The couple had a shoe repair and sales business in High Street, Chiswick. They had six children. He was listed as a postmaster at High Street, Chiswick on the 1901 census.

Motor and cycle engineer Alfred Allman married Paddington born Florence Annie Dover (1867) at Fulham in 1893. They appear to have been childless but had a niece, Daisy Dover (1897), living with them.

Charlotte's letter from her mother Eliza Allman sent from Wood Green in London on July 14th 1898.  From Stephanie's collection.

Wood Green July 14th 1898    An extract ..


My Dear Charlotte

Just a few lines in answer to your very welcome letter. I was glad to hear from you for it seems such a long time that I began to think you had forgotten us altogether.

Bob? was only saying last Sunday what a long time since he had a letter from you.

But perhaps now you have your Lottie and Edward home again you will have more time to write. I am glad to notice that you have had such nice weather.

We are having some lovely weather now and good crops? of everything if the weather keeps fine they will have a tidy harvest. The crops are very heavy.

I  was sorry to see by your letter that you that have all had such colds. But I hope you are not going to have the infection out there.

It is quite bad enough to have where there is plenty of Doctors and hospitals.

I must tell you that I am staying at Wood Green while Emily and Jackie? are going to Yarmouth for their holiday, so if they dont write while they are there, they will later. Our Bob (Robert Allman 1865) and his wife and children are all well but Bob looks very bad for want of a change. Alf (Alfred Allman 1868) looks worse still, his wound.........


She mentions Lottie & Edward (Charlotte Bint & Edward Hayward). They were married by the Rev. H L Blamires at Avondale Farm on July 2nd 1896 and then returned to the UK.

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