Hopkins Clarke

1832-07-00, Waimate North to 1913-02-10,

The first of the Clarke children to be born in the Waimate Mission House. Rev William Yate baptized him on 11 August 1832. On 2 June 1858, at Kerikeri, (Rev Richard Davis was the officiating minister).

Married Elizabeth Kemp, born 23 February 1823. It shows in the Elect. Roll that Marsden farmed Rarere at Kerikeri, from 1857 - 58 He sold it when Mr. TC Williams was building up the Kerikeri Estate. It is written in one of George Clarke's letters to his father in March 1865, that Hopkins held a Government appointment of a subordinate nature, He returned to Waimate, and acted as a lay preacher where he took over care of the mission station and district.

Wyatt was born in 1866. In 1868 - (ER) 500 acres of land called Onwood, living for many yeas in a large house at Kimihia, a promontory between Kerikeri and Okura rivers. (This house was later divided into two and part of it is now situated in Cobham Rd, and owned by Mr. S McTavish. Hopkins lived in the house, Rodmar, for a period of time, and owned land Adjoining Rodmar. Elizabeth died at Waimate North 30 December 1903. Hopkins died aged 80 on 10 February 1913.