Tricker

From the 1939 War Survey, William Tricker (b1861) is living on The Green.

symbolDennis William Tricker is named on the Stowupland WW2 war memorial, he died in 1943.

In the 18th century the Tricker family are associated with the Crown Inn

1763-1766     Christian Tricker, paying rent 7 pence

1768-1772     John Tricker, a John Tricker was buried in 1783

On 09/08/1818 a Thomas Tricker was buried in a Paupers’ Grave at Onehouse he was 40 (b1778) and from Stowupland.(From research by Ray Taylor)

Walter Pettit Tricker

( 1823 – 1907)

Walter was born in stowupland and baptised on 18th August, 1823. Son of Mary Edward and her husband Walter Pettit Tricker (husbandman). He never learned to read or write and is described as a labourer when he joined the 65th Regiment in November 1845. In 1846 the regiment left England for New Zealand, he purchased his discharge for £20 on 31 December 1849. he married, had 11 children and settled into a farming life. Life did not go smoothly as he was accused of murder and found guilty. However in 1870 Tricker was later released but did not receive a full pardon till 1891. Eventually through hard work he re-established himself and by his death in 1907 had a substantial property.

Diana Beaglehole. ‘Tricker, Walter Pettit’, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t106/tricker-walter-pettit (accessed 23 April 2024)