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BLEE marriages New Zealand 1879 - 1933

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known BLEE marriages in New Zealand 1879 - 1933:
NOTE also see the arrival of the WESTERN MONARCH Jan 1879

the GROOMS
Edward James Blee (1862-1940)
(possible son of Samuel Curteous & Elizabeth Ann Blee, see Western Monarch link)
Edward was born in England. He was a carpenter. He arrived in NZ about 1890
- James married Honora 'Nellie' KEATING (1863-1945) 1 July 1898
EDWARD & NELLIE had 3 children: (born in Dunedin)
* 1899 - 1984 Aileen May Blee (born Boxing Day)
* 1902 - 1902 James Blee (aged 2 days)
* 1904 - 1978 Mary Elizabeth Blee
Otago Daily Times, 24 January 1907 On Tuesday afternoon the brigade was called out to a fire which had broken out in a two-storey brick building in Castle street owned by Mr Strang, and occupied by Mr Edward Blee, carpenter. The fire, the cause of which is unknown, originated in one of the bedrooms, and destroyed the window curtains, a bed, and a table, but £5 will cover the damage (2014 equivalent of $795). The flames were subdued before the brigade arrived. Mr Blee's furniture and effects were insured for £100 in the Standard office
EDWARD JAMES Blee died 16 July 1940 aged 78
HONORA Blee died 30 July 1945 aged 82
- their last address was 18 Grange street, Dunedin
they are buried together Plot 14, Block 145 at Andersons Bay cemetery

Frederick John Blee (1893-1959)
son of John Pomeroy BLEE & Annie WILLIAMS (see below)
Frederick served as Trooper 7/1335 with Canterbury Mounted Rifles
- Frederick married Doreen Jean GILMOUR (1899-1987) in 1927
FREDERICK JOHN Blee died 14 July 1959 aged 66
DORREN JEAN Blee died 10 February 1887 aged 87
- they are buried Plots 5 & 6, Area 280 at Ashburton

Fredrick Blee (1886-1942)
- married Ada Louise ADAMS (1892-1947) in 1914
FREDERICK Blee died 25 May 1942 aged 55
ADA LOUISE Blee died 19 February 1947 aged 55
- they are buried 34.00 New Survey Block XI at Winton cemetery

George Edmund Blee
son of John Pomeroy BLEE & Annie WILLIAMS
George served as Privet 77017 with NZEF
- married Annie Rosina SANDERS in 1928
ANNIE ROSINA Blee died 3 March 1976 aged 74
- buried Plot 1181, Old Lawn at Ashburton cemetery

Harold Vivian Blee (1901-1970)
- married Alice DUNLOP in 1922
HAROLD VIVIAN Blee died 18 June 1970 aged 68
- he is buried Plot 37, Block 64, No3 lawn at Omaka cemetery
NOTE
Also buried at Omaka is Veronica Dorothy & Milton Vivan Henry (1933-1995) Blee
Buried at Tuamarina is Selwyn Valantine Blee (1934-2007)

Richard Dazzler Joseph Valentine Mawer Blee (1903-1968)
- married Florence Christina WOODHEAD (1910-2003) in 1931
daughter of William Lester WOODHEAD & Jessie Ann SIMPSON
RICHARD Blee died 13 June 1968 aged 65 at Invercargill
FLORENCE CHRISTINA Blee died 3 January 2003 aged 92 at Gore
- they are buried Plot 602, Block 39 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

James Richard Blee (1854-1929)
- married Teresa JACKSON in 1891
the known children of JAMES & TERESA:
* 1892 - 1898 John Victor Blee (aged 6, buried Winton)
* 1894 - 1968 Teresa Margaret Blee
* 1896 - Violet May Blee
* 1898 - 1962 Herbert Victor Blee (buried Lyttelton)
* 1901 - 1970 Harold Vivian Blee (buried Omaka, Marlborough)
TERESA JACKSON Blee died 1 January 1927 aged 65
JAMES RICHARD Blee died 1 October 1929 aged 75
- they are buried Plot 98N, Block 8 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

James Blee (1880-1960)
- married Annie Burns BRIGHTON (1879-1939) in 1909
1st of 17 children of Gavin BRIGHTON (1855-1934) & Elizabeth NICOLL
the known children of JAMES & ANNIE:
* 1909 - 1968 Hilda Burns Blee
* 1911 - 1986 George Alexander Blee
* 1913 - Albert Blee
ANNIE BURNS Blee died at Lorneville on 11 November 1939 aged 60
- she is buried Plot 83, Block 26 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
JAMES Blee died 3 May 1960 aged 80
- he is buried Plot 430, Block 36 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

John Blee
- married Mary Ann CROSS (1880-) in 1901
the known children of JOHN & MARY ANN:
* 1902 - Ada Winifred Blee
* 1903 - 1903 Margaret Mary Blee (aged 6 weeks)
* 1905 - 1954 John Henry Blee
* 1906 - 1970 Myra Edith Blee
* 1907 - Christina May Blee
* 1908 - 1969 Andrew Curtis Blee
* 1910 - 1973 Samuel Joseph Blee
* 1911 - Eileen Mary Blee

John Pomeroy Blee
born 1858 in Clagford, Devon to John BLEE & Elizabeth POMEROY
- arrived into Lyttelton on the STONEHOUSE on 27 June 1874 aged 15 with his parents and 2 sisters, Betsy & Maud Blee
John married Annie WILLIAMS in Waterton, (now a ghost town) Canterbury Plains, in 1889. Annie was from of Montgomeryshire, Wales
the children of JOHN & ANNIE: 10 sons & 3 daughters
- they are buried in the Wateron Cemetery

Joseph Henry Blee (1870-1873)
son of Samuel & Elizabeth Blee
- married Sarah Catherine Frances Elizabeth MAWER in 1902
the known children of JOSEPH & SARAH:
* 1903 - 1968 Richard Dazzler Joseph Valentine Mawer Blee

William John Blee (1889-1951)
- married Elfreda Elvena ERASMUSON (1897-1980) in 1925
Elfreda's father was John ERASMUSON (1851-1935) who emigrated from Sandsting, Shetland on the Peter Denny in 1875.
With John was his wife Mary (nee Christie) and 4 month old son, John Erasmuson. Mary & her infant son died at sea during the voyage.
JOHN ERASMUSON next married Margaret ? (1851-1879) who died 7 Jan 1879 aged 27 during childbirth
Southland Times, 9 January 1879 The funeral of the wife of Mr John Erasmuson will leave his residence, at North Invercargill, at 2 p.m. This Day, 9th, for the East Road Cemetery
JOHN ERASMUSON next married Jane SMITH on Christmas Eve 1879. Elfred was the 8th of 8 children of this marriage. Elfreda's siblings:
* 1881 - 1881 John Erasmuson (aged 6 days)
* 1883 - 1951 Robert Erasmuson (+ Ada Florence Sutton in 1909)
* 1884 - 1940 John Erasmuson (+ Sarah Maria 'Sadie' Fiddis in 1910)
* 1877 - 1981 William Andrew Erasmuson (+ Edith Dunster 1914)
* 1888 - 1979 Margaret Annie Erasmuson (+ William Milley in 1912)
* 1893 - 1952 Francis Edwin Erasmuson (+ Marion Gertrude Robertson in 1920)
* 1895 - 1959 Barbara 'Elsie' Erasmuson (+ Archibald Campbell McKillop in 1919)
* 1897 - 1980 Elfreda Elvena Erasmuson (as above)


the BRIDES
the BLEE BRIDES
Ada Winnifred Blee (1895-1978)
- married William Henry HALL in 1930

Aileen May Blee (1899-1984)
- married Arthur Ernest HIGGINS (1899-1975) in 1919

Annie Blee
- married Thomas THERBOURNE in 1880 (this spelling is incorrect, would like to know)

Christina May Blee (1907-1992)
- married Oscar Stanley BEAL (1909-1982) in 1933
1 of 10 known children of Henry BEAL & Thirza Anne CHILES

Emily Jane Kevern Blee (1876-1939)
- married Francis 'Frank' VERNON (1873-1943) in 1900
the known children of EMILY & FRANK:
* 1901 - 1956 Alice Diana Vernon (+Joseph Robert Miller 1918 +Alfred Thomas Hart 1933)
* 1903 - Mabel Vernon (+ Jack Mackay in 1931)

Gertrude Annie Blee (1898-1999)
daughter of John Pomeroy BLEE & Annie WILLIAMS
- married Benjamin Thomas CLEMENS (1894-1971) in 1923
1 of at least 11 children of Francis & Mary Ann CLEMENS

Hilda Burns Blee (1909-1968)
daughter of James BLEE & Annie Burns BRIGHTON (1879-1939)
- married James MacKAY in 1932

Isabella Blee (1865-1927)
daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth BLEE (arrived Western Monarch)
- married Johanis Veggo Rasmous HANSEN in 1888

Margaret 'Maggie' Blee (1861-)
daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Blee
- married Frederick Noah BAILEY (1855-1903) 14 April 1879
the known children of MAGGIE & FREDERICK:
* 1881 - 1945 Isaac Bailey
* 1882 - 1902 Harriet Ellen 'Cis' Bailey
* 1884 - Isabella Bailey
* 1886 - 1886 Frank Bailey (aged 9 months)
* 1887 - Sarah Bailey
* 1889 - Maggie Bailey
* 1891 - Celia Bailey
* 1892 - 1893 Frederick John Bailey (aged 9 monhts)
* 1896 - 1954 Thomas John Bailey
* 1894 - Elizabeth Amelia Bailey
* 1899 - Annie Bailey
* 1900 - 1900 Eli Bailey (aged 3 months)
FREDERICK NOAH Bailey died 18 August 1903 aged 48
- he is buried Eastern Cemetery, Invercargil with daughter Cis & granddaughter Vera

Mary Elizabeth Ursula Blee (1904-1978)
born in Dunedin to Edward James BLEE & Honora 'Nellie' KEATING
- Mary married William Thomas 'Bill' WOODS (1906-1974) 18 April 1930
William was a son of William WOODS & Catherine Mary SCULLY
MARY & WILLIAM had 3 children:
* Peter Woods
* Desmond Woods
* Ursula Kathleen Woods
WILLIAM THOMAS Woods died 13 January 1974 aged 68
MARY ELIZABETH Woods died 25 September 1978 aged 74
- her last address was 39B Norwood Street, Normanby, Dunedin
- they are buried together Plot 8, Block 303 at Andersons Bay cemetery

Myra Edith Blee (1906-1970)
daughter of John BLEE & Mary Ann CROSS
- married William Henry HUGHES in 1927

Sarah Catherine Frances Elizabeth Blee
- married Andrew JASPERSON (?) in 1918

Theresa Margaret Blee (1894-1968)
- married Frank DOUGLAS in 1931

Vera Elizabeth Blee
- married Desmond Francis Ranfurly FLETCHER (1898-1951) in 1920
son of Reginald John FLETCHER & Elizabeth May BISSETT


PHOTO
HEADSTONE of James Blee

Plot 430, Block 36 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

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by KiwiMarty50 on 2014-01-26 08:32:54

Great work, very helpful. My maternal grandmother and maternal great aunt are here. I don't think you have my grandmother's name correct. She was Mary Elizaberh Woods nee Blee. Ursula is my mother's name Ursula Kathleen Smith nee Woods. My grandmother had two boys and prayed to St Ursula to have a girl. My mum came along and got the German name meaning "Little bear" which really suits her!

I have wedding photos for my grandparents but it is teh first time I have learnt what year they got Married! Any idea where they got married? May have been St Joseph's Cathedral where my parents got married.

I would be grateful for any information regarding my grandmother's mother Honora "Nellie" Blee. I know she came from Ireland and the rest of her family went to the USA and she is recorded in BDM as Nellie Keating. I have photo with my grandmother, Nellie and I think her other sisters but no names or where they settled in USA.

by KiwiMarty50 on 2014-01-29 07:08:30

Thanks for teh info on the Blee weddings.I can confirm that Aileen, James and Mary were the only children on Edward James Blee. There is a typo on the Cemetery records regarding my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Woods last known address. It was a pensioner flat and the address should be 39B Norwood St.

I hope you can come across some more information on Nellie Keating. I have hit a brick wall. Happy to provide you with a copy of teh photo I have of her, if you would like it.

by KiwiMarty50 on 2014-02-28 06:43:20

Honora 'Nellie' KEATING (1863-1945) was born in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Her parents were Daniel Keating and Mary Sullivan. (from her NZ Death Cert) Does anyone have any information on her parents and / or her two sisters that migrated to the United States? I don't have their names or where they migrated to in the US. They did visit NZ as there is a formal photo of them with Honora Keating and my grandmother Mary Elizabeth

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