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14 children of George Lewis JENNESS & Hannah HEAYNS - Wellington, New Zealand

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George Lewis JENNESS was born 20 June 1846 in Wellington, New Zealand
- 4th of 5 known children of Nathaniel JENNESS (b.1818 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire USA - d.1848 Wellington) & Matilda MINIFIE (1824-1888) who married in Wellington in 1841
- After her husband died Matilda remarried to ? RASH/RUSH (before 1866)

George's siblings were:
Irene Jenness (1842-?)
- nothing known

Nathaniel Jenness (1843-1866)
- Nathaniel died aged 22
- buried Bolton St cemetery Wellington

Matilda Jenness (1845-?)
- nothing known

Anna Jane Jenness (1847-?)
- Anna married James ROBERTS in 1868


George Lewis Jenness married Hannah HEAYNS in Lower Hutt on 2 Jan 1873
- a daughter of John HEAYNS & Jane FRETHEY (1816-1899)
...On the 2nd inst., at the Hutt, by the Rev. G. S. Harper, Mr G. L. Jenness, watchmaker, Wellington, to Miss Hannah Heaynes, of the Hutt
George was a Watch and Clock Maker with a shop in Willis-street


George and Hannah had 14 children:

1873 - 1952 Violet Hannah Jenness
- Violet married Harry WHITEHEAD in 1905
they had a son:
1906-1980 Eric Ralph Whitehead
- Violet died aged 79 in Palmerston North

1875 - 1953 May Jenness
- On the 1 September 1902, women from several Dunedin Methodist churches and Port Chalmers Wesleyan Church met to form the Otago Women's Auxiliary of Methodist Foreign Missions ...from that link By December 1903 members had enough funds in hand to send a young woman to the Papuan Islands, and in 1904 Miss May Jenness of Lower Hutt was selected from several applicants. May received a rudimentary training from Sister Olive in Dunedin, and left New Zealand in 1905, sponsored by the Otago ladies but under the auspices of the Overseas Mission Board, Sydney. She was the first Methodist missionary sister to be sent from New Zealand.
- The following year May married an Australian missionary, the Reverend Andrew BALLANTYNE, at Ubuia. They had a mission station for a time at Bwaidoga, Mud Bay on Goodenough Island, off New Guinea
- a book, Language, mythology, and songs of Bwaidoga, Goodenough Island, S.E. Papua was written by Rev Andrew allantyne and his brother-in-law Diamond Jenness
- Andrew died of 'Blackwater Fever' in 1915 aged 39 on Goodenough Island. He and Diamond were in the midst of writing a monograph. 'The Northern D'Entrecasteaux'. Diamond completed it, acknowledging Andrew.
- May died aged 78 in Dunedin, 39 years after Andrew. She is buried Andersons Bay

1876 - 1927 George Arthur Jenness
- George married Amelia May POAD in 1900
- daughter of William Henry POAD & Annie PILCHER
they had 5 children:
1901-1972 George Leslie Jenness
1902-1984 Vera Katherine Jenness
1903-1976 Eric William Jenness
1907-1976 Royden Frederick Arthur Jenness
1910-2006 Larence Walter Jenness
- George died aged 50 in Lower Hutt

1878 - 1936 Amy Jenness
- on 20th January, at Willis-street, the wife of G. L. Jenness of a daughter
- Amy married Dennis HARTLEY (1883-1932) in 1919
- Amy died aged 58 in Hamilton
- buried Hamilton East cemetery

1879 - 1879 Eva Jenness
- Eva died aged 15 days
- she was buried in Sydney St cemetery Wellington
- (now in Bolton St)

1880 - 1952 William Lewis Jenness
- William married Beatrice May ALEXANDER (1881-1958)
- their son, Lewis Donald Jenness was involve in a PECULIAR ACCIDENT in 1936
- William died aged 72 in Lower Hut

1881 - 1883 Celia Jenness
- Celia ied aged 13 months in Wellington

1883 - 1944 Frederick Jenness
- Frederick Jenness, watchmaker, was declared physically fit for war March 1916
- Frederick served in WWI as Private 3/2557 with the Hospital Ship No 2, Marama Medical Corps, embaring 4 times: 10 November 1916, 22 March 1917, 1 June 1918, 19 October 1918
- Frederick married Elizabeth May MANSFIELD (1904-1925) in 1925

1884 - 1969 Grace Jenness
- Grace married Samuel Perriman SKINNER (1884-1954) in 1916

1886 - 1969 Diamond Jenness
- Diamond married Frances Eilleen BLEAKNEY (1893-1992)
- Frances was an early Womens writer. They met when she was a secretary for Edward Sapir, working in Ottawa and he was writing up his field notes. One of her books was "The Indian Tribes of Canada"
they had 3 children born in Ottawa, Canada:
1922 - John Lewis 'Peter' Jenness
1925 - Stewart Edward Jenness
???? - Robert Jenness
- Diamond graduated from Victoria University College of New Zealand (B.A. 1907; M.A. 1908), and Balliol College, Oxford University (Diploma in Anthropology, 1910; B.A. 1911; M.A. 1916). From 1911 to 1912 he was Oxford Scholar in eastern Papua-New Guinea, studying a little-known group of aboriginal people. He then served as an ethnologist with the Canadian Arctic Expedition from 1913 to 1916 under the leadership of both Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Dr. Rudolph M. Anderson. His detailed studies of the Copper Inuit around Coronation Gulf, and of other Arctic native people, helped establish him. Although most of his time thereafter was devoted to Indian studies (and administrative duties), he soon identified two very important prehistoric Eskimo cultures: the Dorset in Canada (in 1925) and the Old Bering Sea culture in Alaska (in 1926), for which he later was named "Father of Eskimo Archaeology."

In 1926, Jenness succeeded Canada's first Chief Anthropologist, Dr. Edward Sapir, as Chief of Anthropology at the National Museum of Canada, a position he retained until his retirement in 1948. During the intervening years, although hampered by the Great Depression and World War II, he sought to expand the National Museum's exhibits, anthropological collections, and reputation, as well as to improve the recognition, understanding, and living conditions of Canada's native peoples. ...more at link
- he was a membr of the Canadian Arctic Expedition
- there is a Diamond Jenness Secondary School in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada.
- he is described as a Trailblazer, Pioneer anthropologist
- he died November 29, 1969 aged Chelsea, Quebec, Canada

1888 - 1888 Ruby Jenness
- Ruby died aged 3 months in Tuamarina, Marlborough

1889 - 1970 Leonard Jenness
- Leonard married Charlotte Ethel BIRD in 1914
- in 1934 ha a radio/music shop in Petone 'under the clock'. In 1935 he was in High St, Lower Hutt
- he died aged 80

1891 - 1960 Pearl Jenness
- brn in Lower Hutt
- Pearl married Hercules Robert ROBINSON in 1911
- she died 17 October 1960 in wellington aged 69

1893 - 1894 Lewis Jenness
- born in Lower Hutt
- Lewis died 13 January 1894 aged 9 months in Lower Hutt



NOTES
15 MARCH 1938
FIRE AT LOWER HUTT - The old homestead of the Jenness family on the Western Hutt Road, Lower Hutt, a sixteen-roomed, two-storeyed dwelling, occupied by Mrs M. Ballantyne, was damaged by fire yesterday. A detached washhouse, bach, and tool shed were destroyed and the walls of a one-storey portion of the main building badly damaged. The fire originated from a spark from a copper fire. The Lower Hutt Brigade rendered excellent service, reaching the building just in time to save the main portion, which is of wood and extremely inflammable. The house was recently sold by the Jenness Estate to Mr W. L. Jenness, who will shortly be occupying it



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