William Henry Corlett

ID# 624, (20 Feb 1895 - 14 Aug 1946)

William Henry Corlett was born on 20 Feb 1895 at Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .1

He was the son of William Edward Corlett and Amy Yates.

William attended "Parkvale School", Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , on 11 Aug 1903

Parkvale School, Carterton
No 466
Admission: 11 Aug 1903
Parent: Mr J Corlett, Somerset Rd
Last School: Masterton
Destination: Masterton School
No DOB given

Not sure if this correct for William as parent listed is strange.2

William attended "Central School", Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , on 2 Apr 1906

DOB 21 Feb 1895
Date of Admission 2nd April 1906 Parent: William Corlett, Dixon St
From Parkvale School,
Standard I - V, Final Date Sept 1909.3

William Henry Corlett was the executor of Amy Corlett's estate on 19 Jun 1918 at "Masterton Court", New Zealand ,

This is the Last Will and Testament of me
Amy Corlett of No 5 First Street, Landsowne, Masterton in the Dominion of New Zealand, married woman.4

William was declared bankrupt "NZ Gazette", New Zealand , on 13 Aug 1921

CORLETT William Henry, Carterton, Horse-Trainer, 13 Aug 1921.5

William Henry Corlett married Herminia Anderson on 18 Feb 1922 at Registrar's Office, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

William Henry Corlett, aged 32, Trainer, Bachelor, Born Carterton
Res: Usual Opaki, Present Wellington
Parents: William Corlett, Farmer and Amy Corlett, nee Yates.

Hermenia Anderson, aged 36, Divorced Decree Absolute 1/11/1921, Born Wellington
Res: Usual Opaki, Present Wellington
Parents: Andrew Minola, Labourer and Mary Minola, nee Bond.

Witnesses: A Harrison, Married, 39 Kent Terrace, Wellington & J Fanning, Land Agent, Manners St, Wellington.6,7

William died on 14 Aug 1946 at Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand , at age 51 years, 5 months and 25 days.8

William was buried on 15 Aug 1946 at Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory of William Henry
Husband of Ermenia Corlett
d 14 Aug 1946 a 52yrs.
At Rest

Plot Purchased by Hermenia Corlett 6 Jan 1947.9

William Henry Corlett
Hastings Cemetery

William and Herminia had no children.

Family: William Henry Corlett and Herminia Giovanna Minola

Father*William Edward Corlett (1872 - 29 Jul 1926)
Mother*Amy Yates (3 Jul 1878 - 31 May 1918)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 387, March Qtr - NZ Online Database 1895/2702. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S44] School Admissions, School Records (Auckland, New Zealand: NZSG), NZSG Register No 466 - Wairarapa Branch. Hereinafter cited as School Records.
  3. [S44] School Records, Masterton Central School 1900 - 1908, Reg No 1316.
  4. [S59] NZSG, NZSG Index., CD-ROM (Auckland, New Zealand: NZSG, 2000-2009), Various NZ Records, Masterton Court, Amy Corlett died 31 May 1918, Masterton, filed 19 June 1918, 44/18, Will. Hereinafter cited as NZSG Index.
  5. [S36] Bankruptcies, Bankruptcy Records New Zealand, NZ Bankrupcies, published in NZ Gazette or Mercantile Gazette. Hereinafter cited as Bankruptcy Records.
  6. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, courtsey of Erina Cresswell. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  7. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 358.
  8. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 5881, Sept Qtr.
  9. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), 3323 VI: Section K Row 20 & Interred: M657 - Block M Plot 657 site M657_H. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.