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I have a wedding photo that I would like to put some names to please.
The photo was taken about 1930 or 1932 ish probably Normanby (Taranaki)
Bride Alma ANTROBUS - Groom Bill HARRISON.
Others in the party are Clive HARRISON, George PUTT
and 2 bridesmaids and I have been told they may be twins - the
surname being CHIPNELL or CHIGNELL or something similar.
I wondered if anyone has come across the surname CHIPNELL/CHIGNELL in the
Alma HARRISON died last year.
This week's installment. For previous postings, and other helpful info., hop
on over to Pearl's Pad:
Hongi M. 1830 Rune(?) Atkeri Chapel
1822 Edward KENDALL, Gini (Gihi? Oini?)
1819 31/10 Dinah Catharine HALL
1819 Samuel KENDALL
1819 31/10 Hannah King HANSEN
1819 John KENDALL
1819 31/10 Henry HALL
1819 Laurence KENDALL
1820 Richard Alexander FAIRBURN
1821 John Silas HALL
1821 Elizabeth FAIRBURN
1835 John Tucker EDMONDS
1837 Jane Elizabeth EDMONDS
1840 Robert Noble Herbert, parent: Joseph Matthews, Kaitaia, Catechist
1840 Serena Hannah, parents: Richard & Joanna Matthews, Waimate, Catechist
1840 John, parents: Whiteman & Mititerina Pia, Whangaroa
1842 Margaret Murilla Eleonora, parents: Matthew & Maumau, Kororareka,
BAPTISMS (these are crossed out on the film -some are repeats)
1855 Mary Anne, parents: John & Rebecca Ann LANDER. Boatman.
1856 Alice Charlotte, parents: William & Amelia BRIGHTON, storekeeper,
1857 Robert Henry, parents: John & Mary Jane WILLIAMS, Band 58 Regt.
1857 Jessie, parents: John LANDER, farmer.
1858 Theodore (looks like Theorore, but?) KENDALL, parents: James & Arabella
WILLIAMS, Princes St. carpenter.
1859 Annie Deane, parents: John & Mary Jane WILLIAMS, Auckland laborer.
1860 George Alfred, parents: James & Sarah SLADE.
1860 Thomas Herbert, parents: William & Elizabeth Amelia BRIGHTON, Lower
Queen St., storekeeper.
1862 Annie Amelia, parents: William BRIGHTON, Queen St.
1867 Frederick Harry, parents: William BRIGHTON, Grafton Rd.
1872 James Robert, parents: William BRIGHTON, Domain, florist.
1881 Alice, parents: Henry & Juliet GILLETT, Parnell, hotelkeeper
NAMES OF NATIVE TEACHERS (I tried! only Waldo's punctuation here)
1844 Hoani Wiremu, parents: Heke, Waitangi Whangaroa
1856 Peneamine, Peneamine & Hiraka Taui, Ohaeawai, chief's only son
1856 Hoani, parents: Heke & Mataheke Whangaroa
1858 Akuata, parents: Heke & Mataheke Pupuke
1858 Parairi, parents: Whai & Te Paea Kowhai, Pupuke
1869 Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai m. Erihapeti Hihana
1871 Keepa Puru m. Mata Te We
1885 Hare Hongi died 12 Aug 1885, 65, at Pupuke
1885 Henry Thomas Hickton, 74
1891 Rose Anne Cook, 49
1893 Francis Beatty Graham, 70, of Waihou
Next week: St. Barnabas
The name you heard was probably Schluesselberg or Schlusselberg with an umlaut over the 'u'. It's literal tranlation is 'key mountain' and there is a place in North Rhine Westphalia a northern German province of this name. It's about 40 km's East of Cologne. When you put the von in front it means from Schluesselberg and traditionally this was a title for the nobility, probably akin to the lord of the manor.
I have a German daughter in law and learnt the language a few years ago!! Hope this helps.
Researching - Merritt-O'Neill-White-Farrell
Sumner & Lyttelton
----- Original Message -----
From: Donald Stanley <donald.stanley(a)xtra.co.nz>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 12:39 PM
Subject: [NZ] Brain Teaser
> Hi Listers
> Just thought I'd share this with you to see who really is on the ball!:
> A man had been invited to the house of a friend. After dinner the host
> showed his guest a large portrait hanging on one of the walls, and asked
> guest who he thought the portrait was of. After some deliberation the
> replied: "Brothers and sisters have I
> none, but this man's father is my father's son."
> Who was the painting of?
> Hibiscus Coast
> ==== NEW-ZEALAND Mailing List ====
> National Archives-
Is anyone researching William WISEMAN who married Edith GRAHAM IN 1898
in the Ashley Bank area of Canterbury?
They have two children or grandchildren that we know of, Lyall and Ivy.
We are interested in hearing from anyone who may have these people in
their family tree.
Joy & Brian Graham
Yes we have a winner from this list - Judith from Nelson. The correct
answer is really rather obvious - the painting was of the guest's son!!
Sorry if this brain teaser might have been a little 'old hat' for some of
you, but I couldn't resist it.
I have received a birth certificate photocopy for Helena Gertrude STUART (on Index) but STEWART on the copy born 2 April 1899 at Hastings,dau of Thomas Henry STEWART,Blacksmith age 33, born Auckland and Rhoda (nee HEIGHWAY) STEWART age 25,born Christchurch.
Free to a good home.
Just thought I'd share this with you to see who really is on the ball!:
A man had been invited to the house of a friend. After dinner the host
showed his guest a large portrait hanging on one of the walls, and asked the
guest who he thought the portrait was of. After some deliberation the guest
replied: "Brothers and sisters have I
none, but this man's father is my father's son."
Who was the painting of?
Can anyone suggest proper German spelling for my relative's name which I
as a child heard as von Shlushelberg - but never saw written. Any
suggestions very gratefully received. Also what significance,if any,
does the von have?
Is there anyone able to look up for me one death in the fiche for
English War dead in World War I? Our local Family History Centre does
not have these fiche but I understand some of the larger centres do.
The name I want looked up is Percy Hotspur LLOYD-JONES who was killed in
1916. I'm really after his date of birth. I have looked his record up
on the Commonweath War Graves site but there are no personal details.
There is however another Percy LLOYD-JONES.
Much appreciated if anyone can do it.
> Hi all,
> I have come up with this plan , unfortunately it wont make me rich but may make me a few friends. I am spending a fortnight in Dunedin in December and will be visiting the Andersons Bay Cemetery which I now know reasonably well, in search of my own dearly departeds. After discussion with some other genealogists, I considered offering to take photos for anyone who wants them of graves there and charge a fair price just to cover photographic and postage costs. (not the cost of going there unfortunately). I wont be going to any other Dunedin Cemeteries.
> I will take a photo of a grave and a closeup of the headstone of as many graves as anyone wants (as long as no one wants all 20,000) for $2.50 a grave plus $1 P&P . so if you want one grave then the 2 photos will be $3.50. if you want 5 graves then your 10 photo's will be $12.50 + $1 = $13.50. If I cant find your grave or if I mistakenly photograph the wrong grave, then I will post back your payment. I will also include the negatives , should anyone want additional reprints of their photos. All photos and/or returned payments will be posted back before the end of December.
> All I need is the names, row and plot number from the NZSG Cemetery Transcript (as I dont have the time before I go to do the searches myself.) and remember to include your return address. Your email address would be good too, just in case I have to contact you while I am down there.
> Payment in Stamps is the preferred method
> Hope this sounds satisfactory.
> Darryl Taylor
> 33 Samwell Drive
> Ph (04) 2348479.
> email: darryl.taylor(a)hnz.co.nz
Kia ora Katoa,
An old friend of mine has asked for help in tracing British Miltary
Rceords of the last Century. In th true spirit of Genealogy i would very
much like some assistance from this List. I have received tremendous
support from the requestor in the past.
The details are as follows:Replies to me in the first instance for
John Claxton Rudd - 50th (West Kent) Regiment
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 18:10:31 +0100
"Geoff Rudd" <gn(a)gnrudd.fsnet.co.uk>
Janette - thank you for offering a New Zealand contact concerning army
My Gt. Grandfather served for 21 years in the 50th from 1848, being
discharged in Sydney,
Australia as a Sergeant in 1869, where he intended to reside. He had
been on the married
establishment (wife was Rosetta). He next appears in West Ham in 1876,
getting married to
someone else but with a young son called John (Jack), allegedly born
He served in New Zealand from 1863 to 1866 and is shown at Kew as
eligible for a war
medal. However the notes say that these medals were not awarded until
1869 which was after he
had been discharged.
I am interested in finding out about his time in New Zealand and
are records held locally about the activities of the British army over
and above what you get at
did he ever get his New Zealand war medal
are there records of residence for Australia which might show why and
when he left to return to
I would be grateful for any suggestions or contacts in either country
G'day Chris and Listers
Made a few more enquiries Chris
Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way at least we can now
help one person via our relatives in Lincs. England
Chris I looked on the British 1881 Census and found one of your KIRMAN families
living in Stainfield. Apley is the next village to Stainfield and the local school
for Ben and his sisters Sylvia and Grace, they went to Primary School there,
its a fairly old school but not sure how old?
Anyway we rang Ben's sister Grace who lives in Bardney and she is going to get
elder sister Sylvia to take her to Stainfield Church to do some look-ups for you.
Someone in a nearby house has the key and hopefully the Church Records
are available too?
When we were at Stainfield Church in 1997 we took a few photos and a little
on video too so eventually can copy the video and send it to you, with a few photos
hopefully before Xmas, only 54 days to go the TV said this am.
Best Wishes Ben and Bridget
Southend near Mount Gambier South Australia
Posted on: General New Zealand Queries Board
Reply Here: http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/NewZealand/General/1345
Surname: resta, fitzgerald
lorenzo resta m matilda fitzgerald.arrowtown
frederick fitzgerald and wife anne and family arrived n.z.
c1863 from australia,searching for decendants of above.
Anyone out there related to these Anderson's:
Alexander born 1868 London
Hubert Edward born 1875 Kaiapoi, mar Alice May Claric
Emily Edith born 1876 Kaiapoi, mar Geo Harry Davey Blackmore
James Arthur born 1883 Kaiapoi, mar Jessie Strachen
William born 1884 Kaiapoi, mar Mary (Polly) Snell.
Would anyone out there know of any descendants to these folk, I am starting to think they don't exist.
Catherine of Levin NZ
Posted on: General New Zealand Queries Board
Reply Here: http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/NewZealand/General/1344
Surname: FORSYTH, MUSSON
Can't find any info on my grandfather James Musson FORSYTH born about 1900
in NZ. Apparently his birth wasn't registered. He was one of 9 children
to James FORSYTH and Margaret MUSSON.
Any connections please contact me
Thanks for that information. I had heard that he was wealthy. Only wish we
were closer related, some of it may have rubbed off.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Murray H H Reid" <mhhr(a)ihug.co.nz>
To: "Michael Butler" <mbutler(a)taranaki.ac.nz>; <NEW-ZEALAND-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Monday, 30 October 2000 19:07
Subject: Re: [NZ] Torpedoman 1897
> According to "The Rich List" Graeme Hunt ISBN 0 7900 1740 1
> Sir Ernie Davis was probably the richest New Zealander of his day.
> Murray Reid
Hello from a very thankful Aussie,
Many thanks to all on this wonderful list who have helped me out on my
We will keep on looking for my mysteries !!
Kind Regards, Marion from Victoria, Australia
Researching - COSSTICK, HAMILTON, HERBERT, WILCOCKSON Families in
Australia/NZ and England
GLS - Nympsfield- HERBERT, CHANDLER, GRANT Tewkesbury KING, Forest Green
Yks - WILCOCKSON/WILCOXSON, BURLEY
Kent HERBERT, HAMILTON, BROOM, KNIGHT, SNYDERS
London WILCOCK & RATHBONE