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On 01/05/2011, at 12:29 AM, Ian Grace wrote:
> My ancestor Peter HURLEY was born abt. 1860
> ( confirmed country and birthdate not yet found )
> the son of Peter HURLEY and Margaret RILEY
Possibly (from freebmd.rootsweb.com)...
10/11/12 1855 Peter HURLEY = Margaret RILEY Poplar (London) Vol 1c p1131
A number of Hurley's born in Poplar 1857 through 1862+ including a Margaret Hurley - probably their firstborn) and a Peter Hurley in 1862
Can't find a matching family in the 1871 census (anywhere in England), which suggests they might be the right ones. If you go through the list of those births in FreeBMD (search only for Poplar district, surname Hurley), it'll give you a list of probably names for the unnamed boxing brother.
http://ouraucklandstuff.freeservers.com/KendallGH.htm lists a birth in Auckland, 1 Oct 1864 of a Catherine Hurley, daughter of Peter Hurley and Margaret Riley, so that narrows down their voyage date to between 1862 and 1864.
For a friend I am looking for descendants of James SMEATON b.1827 and his
wife Mary Ann SMEATON nee TAYLOR
My friend has an old Bible she would like to see go to the right family.
There are two children listed in the Bible.
Margaret in Northland
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I am trying to find a marriage for Thomas D WILKINSON b1853 England and
Annie Elizabeth ROBERTS or ROBERTSON b c1867.
I have checked NZ BMD online but nothing came up. Family lore says they
were married on 2 Sept 1887 in NZ, that may or may not be correct. They
were in Australia in 1888 when their first child was born.
Any clues on how I can prove the marriage. Annie's father may have been
John and mother was Elizabeth BRENNAN, BINNAN or BINNIM or anything in
I couldn't find any near matches at NZBDM
10/11/12 1880 Thomas Wilkinson = Ann Roberts (possibly), Haslingden 8c p157 - marriage partners would need to be checked closer.
Might be a bit early for her, unless she was actually older than she told everyone.
7/8/9 1862 Ann Roberts - Haslingden 8e p110
10/11/12 1854 John Roberts = Elizabeth Benham, Kingston 2a p273
On 28/04/2011, at 10:58 PM, Michele Cook wrote:
> Not listed on NZ Marriage cd
> Michelle Cook
> On 4/29/11, Lynne Thompson <lynnethompson(a)internode.on.net> wrote:
>> I am trying to find a marriage for Thomas D WILKINSON b1853 England and
>> Annie Elizabeth ROBERTS or ROBERTSON b c1867.
>> I have checked NZ BMD online but nothing came up. Family lore says they
>> were married on 2 Sept 1887 in NZ, that may or may not be correct. They
>> were in Australia in 1888 when their first child was born.
>> Any clues on how I can prove the marriage. Annie's father may have been
>> John and mother was Elizabeth BRENNAN, BINNAN or BINNIM or anything in
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The "Soukar" arrived in Lyttelton with passengers for the
Christchurch, Timaru and Waimate area.
Go to Passenger list. Opens in another window.
Go to Family Search opens in another window. Go to browse. Scroll
along to Lyttelton. 1876. Soukar. Thanks.
The original passenger list is on line. Look at the left hand column.
Can anyone make out the placenanes for the Lyttelton passengers. I
have placed a place? beside the names I am unsure of.
Thanks. Please let me know any other mistakes.
P.S. How did the vessel get its name? What does Soukar mean?
North Otago Times, 15 May 1874, Page 4
AN IMMIGRANT'S LETTER.
FROM MISS MARTHA POTTER, HOUSEMAID
Dear Susan, I take up my pen just to write
These few lines, as the mail it leaving to day;
Which I hope all are well down at Biddicum Bight,
As it leaves me at present I'm happy to say.
Oh! Sukey, be sure you come out by next ship,
For this, is a sensible sort of a place,
No misses out here dares to screw or nip,
And going to service ain't thought a disgrace.
Disgrace ! I should think not why, Susan my dear,
Domestics out here met with proper respect,
We move in a very superior spear,
And leave if the neighborhood isn't select.
Why, only last week a, fine lady came down,
And begged very hard that I'd come as her cook ;
But, Suke, when she mentioned she lived out of town,
'Twould, a taken a harpist to pieter my look.
Now, Susan, old girl, don't you make a mistake,
And slave along there t'other side of the hearth
As soon as you can, sich hard labor forsake,
And come to, a land where they value your worth.
But master is waiting to take this to town,
So, Sukey, goodbye -do come over the waves;
For everything here is just turned upside down
And servant are ladies and missuses slaves.
Is there anyone in Wellington who goes to the National Library who could get
a copy of a death notice for me please.
Florence Mary Parker died on 23/12/1975 and was cremated the next day at
Harewood Crematorium 24/12/1975.
I am trying to find out if she had any children.
She was married to Eric John Parker in 1934.
As the library in Christchurch is still closed this is the only way I can
Thank you for your help
Is there someone who has access to the passenger list for the Northumberland
I am helping out a relative who has just started researching her Lowry
family. She is looking for the passenger list for the Northumberland that
departed Gravesend Dec 1884 and arrived in Auckland in March 1885. The
family is John Lowry and his wife Mary, nee Ramsay, with their children.
After my queries before about James Higgs. I am trying to find out some more about James Higgs who died in 1919.
I have tried Papers Past and have found out a little about James Higgs.
I know that he died 7 December 1919 and is buried in Old Stafford Cemetery Hokitika. it appears that there is either a worn, damaged or no headstone at all. There are also no other Higgs buried there
According to Grey River Argus 9 December 1919
"Many friends in Westland will regret to learn of the death of well known pioneer James Higgs of Goldsborough, who on Sunday passed away at the ripe age of 78 years at the Westland Hospital. deceased was a Londoner by birth and was widely known for his musical ability. He was formerly conductor of the Goldsborough band and played the organ in St Luke's Church there. In the early days he made some drums for brass bands on the coast. He was a fair singer. "
The obituary does not say whether James married or whether he ever lived with his family in South Australia.
Maree helped me before with another death of a James Higgs in April 1913. I could not find any reference to him being buried at Stafford Cemetery though.
Can you suggest where else I could search?
also if there is a cost?
I'm not a member of this family, but here are a couple if things that may
help you out.
Walter Curgenven BOLTON married Catherine McQUARRIE in 1930.....found on
the NZSG Marriage Disk 1836 - 1956 Folio no 06046, however this marriage
does appear on the NZ BDM historical site 1930/5699 (this is not a folio
no). I have managed to work out that the marriage took place on 9 Jul 1930
however neither the site nor the microfiche can confirm if the marriage was
in Auckland. The only way to confirm this is to get the marriage PRINTOUT
rather than the certificate. If you do state whether you are using a folio
no from the fiche or the registration no from the site.
George William BOLTON married Margaret Maxwell LINDSAY in 1935 Folio no
03541. This one is not on the BDM site as it is not yet more than 80 years
since the marriage took place.
Philip Leslie Alfred BOLTON death was registered in 1918 Registration No
27122. If you go to:
http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/locations.aspx and put in
his name and scroll down to World War 1 (or even just put Bolton in) there
is a Cenotaph Record for him, including a photo from i think the Auckland
Hope this is of some little help.
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Papakura Branch NZSG are visiting Hillsborough Cemetery this Saturday, April
30th. We will be meeting at the cemetery at 10.a.m for a guided walk thru with
Donna, Auckland City Cemeteries Manager. We will also be looking at cleaning
headstones. There will be an opportunity to have a look at some records for the
cemetery. Make sure you have suitable footwear, especially if it is wet as the
cemetery is quite steep in places and may be a bit slippery.
I am new to the list. I am helping a member of my brothers married
family to trave ancesters emmigrated to New Zealand.
They sailed on the S S ATHENTIC which sailed from London 26th June
1914. to Wellington. New Zealand
On board were WILLIAM G BOLTON age 40. Shopkeeeper. Also might have
been born GRENVILLE EDWARD WILLIAM. BOLTON
His wife GEORGINA BOLTON age 38. Her maiden name was CURGENVEN.
Son PHILIP L. E. BOLTON age 18. He died 4th October 1917. age 21
years. Was in the N. Z Machine gun Corps.
Son FRANK E. BOLTON age 11. Died 1974? New Zealand or Australia.
Son WALTER (CURGENVEN) BOLTON age 10. Believed married CATHERINE
McQUARRIE in Aukland New Zealand???
Son GEORGE W. BOLTON age 8 . Believed married MARGARET LINDSEY 1935.
Believed Died Australia 1946.
I am hoping that someone recognises this family as being in their family
line and can help me further as to when the S. S. ATHENTIC arrived in
Also any information to fill in the gaps as to what happened, marriages
and deaths of the 3 remaining sons and their parents. Where they buried
would be a bonus.
Thank you everyone.
From a sunny and warm UK.
Four CARRAN / CURREN sisters married into the above families in NZ.
Mary married Francis Rolfe MOODY 1882 in Kihikihi.
Nurseryman in Kihikihi
Lily married John Eary CLIFFORD 1883 Kihikihi
Armed Constabulary then Police Auckland Thames Waihi then Farmer at Tokanui/Kihikihi
Ellen married Matthew WALSH 1886 Newton Auckland
Farmer Waikato / Waipa area
Bridget Mary married Angus SADGROVE 1901 Auckland
Brick maker Auckland
I have a very badly damaged photo of Lily and John CLIFFORD’s wedding. (silverfish had a great feast!)
There are three other folk in the wedding party. I THINK that one may have been Francis MOODY and another Bridget CURRAN as they were the witnesses to the marriage. There is also another women.
Are there any descendants out there of these CURRAN sisters that may have photos of them or have information about them that they would like to share with me.
1. Parents : Michael CURRAN and Winifred CARABINE / CARBINE/ CARTON / GARABINE. Depends on which marriage printout you read.
3. Girls born between about 1859 to 1869, probably County Mayo Ireland. (Have not found the parents marriage or girls births.)
2. Mother and the four girls came to NZ (not all together) between 1879 and 1884.
Thanks in advance
Annette, gt. granddaughter of Lily and John CLIFFORD
Is there anyone on the list who knows/remembers Frank OWENS or knows of the family please?
Frank had a sweet shop in Leeston, probably before WW2, and became a priest later. I'm not exactly sure of the time frame.
He also had a son Maurice who joined the Fleet Air Arm.
My Mum tells me that Maurice OWENS and Neill RASMUSSEN (my Dad) would parade up & down the main street of Leeston. This could be after Pearl Harbour and mainly to impress the local girls!
I'm looking for someone who maybe can confirm this or perhaps add to it, as I have been trying to find out more info about Neill's war history.
I do have his file from NZ Defence Dpt but this only tells me half the story.
Neill was a merchant seaman before joining the RNZAF (Aug 1944). So far our family have not been able to find any info on his time as a merchant seaman.
Any help appeciated
Suzanne in sunny/damp Brisbane
Searching for information re James CAMERON,son of John Donald
the 19th chief of Clan Lochiel. I have had my nephew do the DNA test
and after much deliberation and comparisons of DNA, I believe the
family lore is correct and we must be related to that Chief.
My wish is for someone to come forward who has that relationship and
has also had their DNA tested. James is stated to have died 1759. We
have a James b 1757 said to be the son of that James, in Quebec. James
was a Captain in the Royale Ecossais Regiment as was his brother, John.
Their father had been banished to France after Culloden and was a Colonel
for a brief time before he died in France.
I would be pleased to hear from someone with a similar relationship so we can
compare and have the necessary proof. Neither James or John married. I
would need to connect with a male descendant of of Charles, the 21st Chief.
I look forward to a reply. Thank you for your interest.
Delphine Large (Cameron)
I can't help with Jacob Vanreenen but have found others in NZ whose names
suggest they may be related to you. I may be wrong, but tracing their
descendants may help in your search for Jacob. In particular, the multiple
use of relatively uncommon names like Valentine, Gysbert/ Gasbert/ Gazebert
and even the name Victor/ Viktor support the idea of a likely connection
between these families.
Searching the Archives NZ index http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ for 'Van
Renen' finds a 1928 divorce file in Christchurch for Charles Valentine VAN
RENEN (a.k.a Charles Valentine KEAR) & his wife, Winifred Jean Ballantyne
The BDM website has.....
Birth: KEAR, Charles Valentine - 1894/15738 - parents, Annie Sophia &
William Henry KEAR.
Marriage: KEAR, Wrn (sic) Henry & VAN RENEN, Annie Sophia - 1885/2832
Death: KEAR, William Henry - 1942/19235, 85 yrs
Death: KEAR, Annie Sophia - 1945/29306, 80 yrs
The BDM website shows Charles Valentine was the 6th of 9 children born to
Annie Sophia & William Henry KEAR. The oldest child (birth registered as
'Henley Arnold KEAR') died in childhood (death registered as 'Hedley Arnold
KEAR') but all other 8 children survived and all married - so there may be
many descendants alive today.
Annie Sophia's death aged 80 yrs, suggests a birth circa 1865. I can't
immediately find her birth on the BDM site and I don't have time to search
all the spelling variations for you (my own Swedish ancestors' name is spelt
14 different ways between the BDM site & the NZSG resources - so one has to
be endlessly patient, persistent and lateral in searching for 'unusual'
names). As Wendy Howard suggests - searching the birth microfiche should
more easily help clarify if, when and where Annie was born in NZ and if you
purchase Annie's 1885 wedding printout it should tell you her parents' names
and where she was born. This should clarify if she is related to Jacob.
Perhaps Annie is an older sister of your grandfather, Valentine Sebastian
Back to the KEAR family (the children of Annie Sophia)....
The BDM website shows that William Henry KEAR married a 2nd time in
1920/7825 to Alice Westropp SMYTH. Only one William Henry KEAR died in NZ
so I presume this 1920 marriage was a second marriage of Annie Sophia's
husband. Perhaps this second marriage caused family problems - because when
Charles Valentine married in 1922/5620, he did so as Charles Valentine VAN
RENEN using his mother's maiden name rather than his own birth name of
Charles Valentine KEAR. But Charles was the only one of the KEAR children
to change his surname in this way and the other 7 adult KEAR children all
married under the surname of KEAR.
But not all these other KEAR marriages are on the BDM website (BDM only
shows marriages that took place at least 80 yrs ago). I found other
marriages on the NZSG 1836-1956 Marriages CD and one marriage took place in
England during WW1 and is on the UK FreeBMD site
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl Please note that entries on the
NZSG Marriages CD show a Folio Number rather than the Registration Number
used on the BDM site. If you order any of these marriage printouts, please
remember to tell BMD whether you're quoting the Folio or Registration
Number. I'll leave you to find the KEAR marriages on the BDM site. The
extra ones you won't find on that website are:
KEAR, Rubina (born 1893) married twice. Her 1st marriage in 1921 to
Alexander RICHARDSON is on the BDM website. But her 2nd marriage to Thomas
Stanley GIBSON is only on the NZSG Marriages CD - 1936/Folio 11206.
KEAR, Ernest Henry (1888-1964) married in England while he was overseas in
WW1. His marriage to Florence Ethel PITTMAN is on the FreeBMD site - in
1917, Q4 - registered in West Ham. The FreeBMD site also lists the birth of
a daughter, Joan, to this couple in 1918, Q4 - registered in Hendon. The
FindMyPast.com website has Ernest, his wife & baby daughter (Joan) sailing
from Southampton, England to Auckland, NZ in 1920. The NZSG Marriages CD
has marriage of Joan KEAR & Leonard Shirley TOWNLEY in 1940/Folio 00898.
Whangarei District Council has burial records for Ernest & Florence
KEAR, Victor Rudolph (1889-1962) - I'm getting tired and may have missed
something but only found one marriage for Victor. The NZSG Marriages CD has
his marriage to Vera Ivy HUTTON, nee SMITH in 1948/Folio 05683. Unusual to
marry for the 1st time in his late 50s so you may find an earlier marriage
for him in another source or perhaps in another country. Getting a
printout of his death registration should tell you if indeed there was an
earlier marriage and also where it took place.
The NZSG Victoria Outwards to NZ 1852-1923 CD has an entry for
Van RENEN, Andrien
Country: Good Hope
Ship: BELLA MARINA
Port of Departure: Melbourne
Date of Departure: 27 Sep 1862
Port of Arrival: Port Chalmers
Source: PROV VPRS 948
LDS Film: 0284490
This Andrien VAN RENEN is likely to be the Adrian Philip VAN RONEN, father
of the two baby boys (birth registrations in 1878) named in Andy Gardner's
posting to this list. And the Ann VAN RENEN who died in 1918/5393, age 78 -
is likely to be the wife of Adrian Philip and the mother of the baby boys in
Andy Gardner's email and also the mother of Annie Sophia KEAR, nee VAN RENEN
(born c.1865). Getting a printout of the 1918 death registration of Ann VAN
RENEN may shed more light on this family.
Lastly the PapersPast site may have relevant snippets
Hope this helps
Maryann Hannah WILLIAMS died 27 December 1984, born 10 April 1909
Invercargill EASTERN CEMETERY
Plot 1093, Block 39
Buried 31 Dec 1984
LAST ADDRESS: F4/231 NELSON ST,INGILL
In loving memory of Stan Williams Died 18th Sep 1970 Aged 61 years Beloved
Mary Died 27th Dec 1984 Aged 75 years
In loving memory of Rodger Nelson Williams 29.12.1930 - 9.9.2001 Dearly
loved husband of Elaine
Loved by Debbie, Lenice, Nigel & their families
I note that a photo of the headstone is also on the website..
Maryann Hannah MEGGITT born 10 April 1909, parents Charles and Ettie Maude
(nee ?) MEGGITT
Married 03 June 1930 to John Stanley Brown Nelson WILLIAMS, he died 18 Sep
1970 aged 61 buried Invercargill
James Frederick William MEGGITT born 1904
Charles Henry MEGGITT born 1906
Hope this helps