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The Makara MONKS arrived in Wellington Feb 1841 in the "Birman" From the
Shipping list in "Early Wellington" by Louis Ward, I have John MONK born in
Kent in 1808 and Phoebe Howleh is wife born in Surrey 1810, I do not have
all the MONK line only where they connect to my Tree
I DON"T do mornings!!!!
Family Tree http://minerstree.tribalpages.com/
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From: "Adele Pentony-Graham" <pentonygraham(a)xtra.co.nz>
Sent: Friday, 30 November 2012 13:21
Subject: [nz] Monk
> Just had a surprise visitor who is on the NZ list, but lives in Edinburgh,
> she is over for a Monk reunion, now where did the MONK family who were in
> Karori, Makara areas in the 1880s come from please in the home country?
> Lovely to be able put a face to the name after years of emailing her, she
> helped me years ago by photographing St. John's Church in Edinburgh with
> lovely Brass Memorial for John Stuart Stuart-Forbes, who died with Custer.
> His brother William and family lived here in Carterton. (Sir William)
> Her Monk side was in South Island.
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Just had a surprise visitor who is on the NZ list, but lives in Edinburgh,
she is over for a Monk reunion, now where did the MONK family who were in
Karori, Makara areas in the 1880s come from please in the home country?
Lovely to be able put a face to the name after years of emailing her, she
helped me years ago by photographing St. John's Church in Edinburgh with the
lovely Brass Memorial for John Stuart Stuart-Forbes, who died with Custer.
His brother William and family lived here in Carterton. (Sir William)
Her Monk side was in South Island.
Compliments of the season.
Hi listers, If I am out of order I apologise, but I am trying to locate a
gentleman by the name of Paul SPRING. His wife's name is Maree. Late of Te
Aroha and Hamilton. Was in the Police Force back in 1996 but current
employment or residence unknown. If you can help would you please contact
me off list or just pass on to Paul that I wish to contact him in relation
to his kindness and friendship with my Mother whilst he was in Te Aroha. My
contact email is kiwikav(a)gmail.com
Thanks in anticipation. Regards, Terry.
You didn't answer my question so repeat just in case
Have you checked that there actually was a will?
Ancestry have the Probate indexes 1858 to 1966 so if in that time frame
its easy to check
It might save the expense if you haven't checked already
If you have checked already please ignore my post
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)
On 30/11/2012 11:07, Heather wrote:
> Hi Wendy,
> Thank you you have solved my problem. I have been a member for many years
> and didn't realise I could get a cheque through NZSG.
> Thank you everyone for your very helpful suggestions but I will send a
> request to NZSG.
There was family in Nelson and Wellington in 1947.
Timaru Herald 15th Nov., 1876 Marriage:
HAMERSLEY-SNOW - On the 25th October, at St. Peter's Church, Te Aro,
Wellington, by the Ven. Archdeacon Stock, Alfred St. George, fourth son of
Hugh Hamersley, Esq. of Pyrton Manor, Oxfordshire, England, to Isabella
Maud, eldest daughter of Charles Hastings Snow, Esq. of Langton Lodge,
Thank you for the replies. It has stirred some interest.
Here is something I wrote in 27 January 1999 and again posted on this list
There have been many great success stories thanks to RootsWeb, most with a
happy ending, but not all. In late 1997 I received an e-mail from my sister,
who lives in New Zealand. (She was living in the country, just outside of
Darfield at the time) She wanted me to help her friend ( a neighbour, can't
remember her name now) find information on her grandfather's World War Two
service records. (She only knew his last name which happened to be unusual
and where he was from), he was an American soldier named LASCKO, born in
Livermore Falls. They had been told he had married a girl in Auckland during
World War II, and he was killed in action in the Pacific. (Sometimes the
women take the truth to the grave).
I checked a road atlas, looked up the Androscoggin Co., Maine USGenWeb
Project, and contacted a lookup volunteer who happened to live in Livermore
Falls. She checked the local phone book and located a family with that last
name. I placed a call to them and left a brief message on their answering
machine. Contact was made and the families were both thrilled. The family in
Maine had documentation of the Honorable Discharge from the Army (on
November 5, 1945 -- he was not Missing in Action but died in 1994), and
divorce records. Step-brothers and sisters are now exchanging letters and
photos. The family in New Zealand was very surprised to find out about the
family in Maine. What a shame they didn't make contact a decade ago. I just
want to say many thanks to all the volunteers who go out of their way to
help others without computers make connections far or near.
Kiwi in TX
P.S. Hoping the families will connect again.
>From the NZSG SD NZ Marriages
Andrew LASCKO married Ina Maud GILES in 1943
Invercargill Divorce Files (III)
Lascko, Ina Maud v Lascko, Andrew 1949
Looks like heart disease runs in the family.
Sun Journal Jul 19 1994
Livermoore Falls- Andrew Lascko, 78, a resident of Knapp Street, died
unexpectedly Sunday at his residence. He married Rita Breton of Jay, July
10, 1950. She died Sept. 1991. He served in the US Army during World War II
in the Pacific Theater, where he was a cook and a truck driver, He worked
for international Paper Co. ...
83 (interesting DOB)
annette lascko epost: springbluebird43(a)yahoo.com land: usa
Date: 21.10.04 Time: 20:41:02
I am looking for relatives to Andrew Lascko. He was in the military for a
short period of time and stationed in New Zealand. Here he met a woman whom
he married. She became with child and Andrew decided he wanted to come back
home. A divorce was his way out. I have received a letter from what would be
Andrew's grandaughter, her name is Rachel Jordan, her mother's name is Diane
(this would have been the unborn child's name. I have lost contact with
Rachel Jordan. Her last known address was Redmonds Road Kimberley Darfield,
R.D. Canterbury New Zealand. Any help would be appreciated.
My husband is a son of Andrew.
Enlistment Record of Andrew Lascko
Name: Andrew Lascko
Army Serial Number: 31085624
County of Residence: Franklin
Date of Enlistment: 25 March 1942
Place of Enlistment: Portland, Maine
Year of Birth: 1915
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Enlistment Record of Andrew Lascko
Race and Citizenship: White, citizen
Education: Grammar school
Source of Army Personnel: Civil Life
Component of the Army: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Term of Enlistment:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months,
subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.
Box Number: 0392
Film Reel Number: 3.113
In tracing family movements I am looking for a date that the circus may have been at Westport , Greymouth or anywhere else on the West Coast. It left Wellington at the end of January and departed for Australia at the beginning of April. Digistised newspapers cease at the end of 1920, but may be indexed somewhere.
I would be most appreciative if some kind soul could send me a scan of the
death notice for Beverley van TONGEREN from today's Christchurch Press.
Thanks so much
in the Greta Valley, North Canterbury
The US 1st Marine Division arrived in Wellington aboard the USS Wakefield on
14 June 1942. After leaving the ship, the Marines boarded a train to
Paekakariki, where they disembarked and marched into camp. The 1st Marines
did not stay long, departing six weeks later for the Guadalcanal campaign in
the Solomon Islands.
Yesterday I met a WWII veteran, a former marine, US 1st First Marine
Division. He joined the Marines straight after high school. He couldn't say
enough about New Zealanders. The welcome the men got when they arrived was
incredible; they have never forgotten the visit. It was a wonderful port of
call, the best during the war.
New York Times - Wellington in War Published: May 03, 1992
To the Editor: "What's Doing in Wellington" (March 1) brought back
50-year-old memories of a cursory visit there as a marine in World War II.
In the spring of 1942, elements of the First Marine Division sailed for
Wellington, scheduled for some six months of training prior to opening a
counteroffensive against the advancing Japanese forces. The successes of the
Japanese forced the schedule to be moved up, however, and the ships of
supplies were unloaded, not for training camps, but only to be reloaded for
combat. For the marines, shipbound for some three weeks, the wartime city
offered a warm and welcome change. They took full advantage of liberty calls
interspersed with their loading details. Though there was little time for
normal military routine, an occasional march into the hills surrounding the
harbor showed the effects of the troops' long confinement at sea. It was
strikingly brought home one day when our platoon took a welcome break midway
up one of the steep roads and the out-of-shape marines watched in amazement
as a rosy-cheeked mother briskly pushed a pram up the hill without breathing
hard. A week or so later, a small fleet sailed out of the sheltering
Wellington harbor to join an escort of warships for the first U.S. Pacific
offensive -- Guadalcanal. COL. E. JOHN QUINN United States Marine Corps
Reserve Ret. Sharon, Conn.
This could be your man's immigration on FamilySearch
Unfortunately there's no age listed but his occupation seems to fit. Quite a few Crockett's so you may find relatives.
Is there someone on the List who would be prepared to have a look at death notices for
August 2011 ?
Joan May Vesey RHIND died on the 24th of August last year 2011, in Christchurch. There
will not be a funeral notice, but may be a notice for a memorial service for her.
Are you a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG,
http://www.genealogy.org.nz/)? If you are, you could take advantage of
their Cheque Service. Details are on the web site - log in as a member,
then hover over "Members Area" in the menu bar at the top of the page,
and scroll down to "Cheque Service" in the drop-down menu that appears.
Hope this helps. :-)
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Heather said the following on 28/11/2012 5:22 p.m.:
> Hi there,
> I want to sent 6 pounds to the Postal Searches and Copies Dept in the UK for
> a copy of a grant or will.
> Does anyone know the most economical way of doing this from NZ?
> Thanks for any advice.
Looking for descendants of Albert Thomas DORREEN (b. 1849 Hokitika, d 1943 Otaki) married Mary nee Lewer (b 1863 Ohariu Wellington, died 1947 Wgtn)
married 21 Apr 1880 Wellington
Elizabeth b 1880
Alice b 1882 Feilding
Eva b 1884 Feilding
Ernest b 1885 Halcombe
Angel b 1887 Woodville
William b 1889 Wgtn
Molly b 1891 Wgtn
Edith b 1893 Wgtn
Lionel B 1896 Wgtn
Ivy b 1898 Wgtn
I am descended from Mary's second marriage to John Manley
James Henry b 1901 Wgtn (my grandfather)
Pearly b 1903 Wgtn
Would love to make contact. Kae Lewis
I want to sent 6 pounds to the Postal Searches and Copies Dept in the UK for
a copy of a grant or will.
Does anyone know the most economical way of doing this from NZ?
Thanks for any advice.