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Mabel Kate Herring 

Birth:  1874 ,ST LEONARDS    NSW   Reg. No. 5839/1874
Death: 25/Nov/1942 in Moss Vale NSW [Australia]
Buried In the Old Berrima Cemetery  (Church Of England Section) at Berrima NSW [Australia]
Sex: F
Father: Lesley George Herring
Mother: Kate EmilyTucker     

      Spouses & Children  

Maurice Myles Witts: born 28/ Feb/1877 in NSW., [Australia] died 1/Sep/1966 in Moss Vale NSW [Australia]
                  Buried in the Old Berrima Cemetery  (Church Of England Section) at Berrima NSW [Australia]


Helen Kate WITTS: b.23 /Oct/1907: in Santo: New Hebrides
Betty Lesley WITTS:
b. 13/july/1912: in Moss Vale: NSW Australia
Nancy Mabel WITTS: b. 25/Dec/1912: in Moss Vale: NSW Australia

The following note was copied from  Legion of Frontiersmen (New Zealand) Commandís Web Site

Maurice Myles WITTS

Maurice Myles Witts was born in Bombala, NSW in 1877 and died in Moss Vale, NSW in 1966.  During 1899-1900 he worked for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. in Fiji.  In 1900 he enlisted in the Mounted Rifles and fought in the Boer War, after which he was discharged as a Sergeant in 1902.  In 1904 he moved to Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides where he established a coconut plantation at Hog Harbour.  In 1904 he married Mabel Herring (born Sydney, 1877) on Santo.  The Witts returned to Australia about 1913.

In a diary of Mabel Witts, 7 February to 4 November 1909, it describes daily life at Hog Harbour, including the birth of daughter Helen in October 1909.  Family correspondence, business and other documents, 1900-17, 1931, 1941, 1968.  Includes personal and official letters, printed material and other papers documenting inter alia: Maurice Witts' work in Fiji, 1900; Boer War service, 1902; planting activities on Santo, 1905; membership of the Legion of Frontiersmen, 1906-7; marriage in 1907; appointment as a police constable, 1911; and purchase of property at Wyong, NSW, 1911. Also includes letters from Witts to daughter Betty, 1931 and wife Mabel, 1941 and a letter from a firm of Port Vila Solicitors to Mrs Betty Tyler of Moss Vale re the ownership of Lathu Island off Hogg Harbour, 1968.