Harriet Gertrude Stentiford

Female, (1858 - 1902)
FatherWilliam Mugford Stentiford (circa 1815 - 1891)
MotherSusan ...?... (circa 1830 - 1902)
BirthHarriet Gertrude Stentiford was born August 1858 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. 
INFO Probable BIRTH REGISTRATION. 18 Aug 1858. Certificate for Harriet Gertrude Stantiford [sic], William Mugford Stantiford, and Susan Stantiford indexed in the NZSG Certificates Collection. (NZSGIndex5.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX New Zealand Birth 1858. Stantiford [sic], Harriet Gertrude. Registration number 1858/8722. (NZBDMHist.) 
Note NOTE: According to her obituary, the beginning of Harriet's theatrical career was in 1869 under the stage name Hettie Howarde. 
INFO THEATRICAL COMPANY. Evening Post [Wellington, NZ] 20 August 1874 . Miss Hettie Howard is among members of the Grif Dramatic Company, in a cast listing for a performance Aug 20 1874 and for a financial notice on the same page of the newspaper. (EveningPosPP.) 
INFO ADVERTISING FOR DRAMATIC TROUPE. West Coast Times [Hokitika NZ]. 12 September 1874. Stephenson and Burford's Grand Star Dunedin Burlesque and Dramatic Troupe Performances at the Duke of Edinburgh Theatre begin 12 Sep 1874. Hettie Howard will play Lady Agnes in Buxtone's Flowers of the Forest. (WCoastTimPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL REVIEW. West Coast Times [Hokitika NZ] 19 Sep 1874, p.2. Miss Hettie Howard "fully merited the applause awarder her" for the part of Corny Carlyle in "East Lynne" at the Duke of Edinburgh Theatre. (WCoasTimPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL ADVERISING. Evening Post [Wellington NZ]. 27 Nov 1874, p. At Theatre Royal for 27 Nov 1874, Miss Hettie Howard will play Lucy in "The Willow Copse." (EveningPosPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL ADVERTISING. Evening Post [Wellington NZ] 7 May 1875, p.3. At Theatre Royal, 7 May 1875, Miss Hettie Howard will play Miss St. Ledger in "Worth a Struggle." (EveningPosPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL REVIEW. Evening Post [Wellington NZ]. 11 May 1875, p.2. At the Theatre Royal, 10 May 1875, regarding a performance of "Geneva Cross," Miss Hettie Howard was "really good." (EvenPostPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Evening Post [Wellington NZ] 12 Aug 1875, p.2. Garrick Club to have a benefit performance that includes Miss Hettie Howard among the professionals. (EveningPosPP) Similar announcement of another benefit performance appeared in the Evening Post. 14 Sep 1875. 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIF. Dunedin #694. 26 June 1878 at the Manse, First Church, Dunedin. Charles Waud, 27, Teacher of music, bachelor; and Harriet Gertrude Stentiford, 20, spinster. Officiating Lindsay Mackis, reg. 26 Jun 1878. Witnesses: Frederick Broadley Farmar, clerk, Dunedin, and H.W. Stentiford, Dunedin. (NZMarCert 1878.) 
MarriageShe married Charles Baetens Waud, son of James Haydn Waud and Ruth Farmar, 26 June 1878 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage 1878: 3393. Stentiford, Harriet Gertrude. Spouse: Waud. (NZSGIndex5.) 
INFO ADVERTISING FOR THEATRE. Evening Post [Wellington NZ] 1 Oct 1887, p.3 Theatre Royal. Hall and Perman managers, Mohawk Minstrels appearing 1 Oct 1887. Programme includes "Special engagement and first appearance of Miss Hettie Howarde, The charming Commedienne." (Evening PosPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL NEWS. Otago Witness.10 Aug 1893, p.37. Australian Stage Gossip. Columnist Pasquin mentions 1886 tour of NZ of the Smith-Perman Federal Variety Troupe, including Hettie Howard (Mrs Charles Waud). The group toured the South Island as the Mohawk Minstrels and then formed iinto a comedy-opera company at the end of 1887 and opened in the Theatre Royal, Wellington. Later in the column is the note: "Maoriland playgoers will regret to hear that Mrs Chas. Waud (Miss Hettie Howarde) is seriously ill in Melbourne." (OtagoWitPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL REVIEW. Otago Witness, 1 Nov 1894, p.41. "The City Hall was also largely attended on Saturday night to witness the reproduction of "Madam Midas" by the Kennedy Company. . . . Miss Wilde and Miss Howarde received bouquets for their capital impersonations of the characters entrusted to them. The company leave for Timaru this morning . . ." and then Christchurch. (OtagoWitPP.) 
INFO THEATRE NEWS. Otago Witness, 21 Feb 1895. "Australian Stage Gossip" Columnist: Pacquin. A letter to the columnist mentions Miss Hetty Howarde's excellent performances at the Dunedin Princess, J.J. Kennedy's Company, Perman's Mohawk Minstrels, and also their "H.M.S. Pinafore" productions. A cast listing shows that daughter Edith Waud also performed, played Little Hebe in Pinafore with the Perman Company. Also "Miss Howarde . . . (1883) sang a very pretty ballad entitled 'The olden story,' written and composed by Charles Waud." (OtagoWitPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL NOTES. Otago Witness [Dunedin NZ], 28 Feb 1895, p.30. "A complementary benefit was given to Miss Hettie Howarde at the City Hall on Monday evening, when the romantic military drama, 'The Relief of Lucknow,' was reproduced. There was an exceptionally full house. Not only was the audience large, but it was very enthusiastic. Miss Hettie Howarde filled the leading role of Jessie Brown, and played with marked consistency and much pathos and power. There can be no question that this is one of the best of the many good parts which Miss Howarde has sustained, and that her popularity has been fairly earned. At the close of the first act she was the recipient of numerous floral offerings, and throughout the drama she was frequently and loudly applauded." (OtagoWitPP.) 
INFO THEATRICAL REVIEW. Otago Witness, 15 Oct 1896, p.39. "Northern Footlight Flashes. Auckland, Oct 4 . . "The Trilby Comedy Company concluded their season last night, showing to a very fair house." Performers included Hettie Howarde (Mrs Charles Waud). (OtagoWitPP.) 
INFO CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT. Evening Post [Wellington NZ], 20 Nov 1900, p.6. "It is Mrs. Charles Waud who has offered her services and those of her family for a concert in aid of the Wilson family." (EveningPosPP.) 
INFO BENEFIT CONCERT. Evening Post [Wellington NZ], 8 May 1901, p.6. "A Deserving Cause. On Friday evening next at the Federal Theatre a benefit is to be tendered to Mrs. Charles Waud, wife of the well-known conductor and formally [sic] well-known as a Shakesperian actress and leading lady with such well-known old stagers as W. Hoskins, J.L. Hall, etc. The lady in question is dangerously ill, in fact almost at death's door with cancer, and for months past has been unable to resume her old vocation. Miss Hettie Howard, to give her the name by which she was previously known to play-goers, was always the first to volunteer her services in a good cause, and now when her life may be prolonged, even if not for any length of time, under the circumstances it is hoped that the play-loving public will give her a bumper house on Friday next, when the company will be specially reinforced for the occasion." (EveningPosPP.) 
INFO CONCERT REVIEW. Evening Post [Wellington NZ], 11 May 1901, p.5. "Last night's performance at the Federal Theatre took the form of a benefit to Miss Hettie Howarde, the well-known actress who is at present dangerously ill. The performers included members of the Elite Combination, the Beverley's and Mr. Arthur Elliott. Thee were many encores." (EveningPosPP.) 
DeathHarriet Gertrude Stentiford died 26 April 1902 in Auckland, New Zealand, at age 43. 
INFO CEMETERY INFO. WAND [sic], Harriet Gertrude. 45 yr. female, d.26 Apr 1902, serial #2337. Date of interment of body- 28 Apr 1902. Purewa Cemetery block E, Row 36, plot 039. Funeral director: C. Little & Sons, P.O.Box 26-003 Epsom, Auckland. (PurewaCem.) 
INFO CEMETERY RECORD. Purewa Cemetery,Auckland. Plot E036039. Owner. Ruth Wand [sic], single plot, concrete headstone missing. Burial #23378. Harriet Gertrude WAND [sic], buried 28 Apr 1902, age 45, address Nelson st; b. Dunedin; occup- wife, cause -cancer, undertaker C. Little. (NZCemRec LDS6200291 E036039.) 
INFO DEATH NOTICE. Evening Post [Wellington NZ], 29 Apr 1902, p.5. "Mrs. Waud (better known as Miss Hettie Howarde), whose death at Auckland is reported, was a well-known comedienne in Dunedin twenty years ago. In later years she assumed the rules of 'old women.' She married Mr. Charles Waud, who was for a time conductor of the Pollard and Dix orchestras, and is now one of the Opera House orchestra in Auckland. Mrs. Waud played under the management of William Hosking, 'Johnny' Hall, and Kennedy and Dobson, but of late years has been in retirement. Lately she has been an invalid on account of an internal complaint, which it is assumed was the cause of her death. She leaves a grown-up family." (Evening PosPP.) 
INFO OBITUARY. New Zealand Herald, 16 May 1902, p.3. The many friends of Mrs. Charles Waud, better known amongst the theatrical profession as Miss Hettie Howard, will be grieved to learn of her death, which occured at her husband's residence, Nelson-street, on the 26th of April. The deceased lady's stage career commenced in 1869, when, as a little girl she played in drama under Charles Wilmot's management. Afterwards she was with W. H. Hoskins, playing leading parts, and with J.L. Hall, Sothern, and all the star tragedians touring in the colonies. Latterly, until her last illness, she has toured New Zealand with theatrical companies. Mrs. Waud was a universal favourite, and won the esteem of all who came in contact with her, and none were more willing than she in the cause of charity. She died in her prime, at the age of 43, after a lingering illness, the cause of her decease being cancer. She was a native of Dunedin. (NZHeraldPP.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Death 1902 #675 Harriet Gertrude Waud (Auckland JunQ.) 


Charles Baetens Waud (1850 - 1918)