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BRYANT + HILDRETH + SMITH - Marlborough New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

the following was researched for Margaret65 after her query on 15-4-2011 .. "I have a John Smith born abt 1834 London England who married a Mary Kimber HILDRETH in NZ 1860, have you come across this Smith in your research. I would love to find out where exactly he from and any other family HE may have had. I know all about their 12 children!"

John Smith (1834-1917)
- married Mary Kimber Hildreth (1838-1909) on 4 June 1860 in Waimea South, Nelson
- John was born in London, England in March 1834
- he arrived into Nelson 15 October 1855 on the "Queen Margaret"
- for the first 9 years he was engaged in surveying, farming and teaching (he was a teacher from 1856 to 1907)
- in 1860 he was teaching at River Terrace School
- in 1864 he was appointed headmaster of the Nelson Boys School
- John was the Inspector & Secretary of the Westland Board of Education and receved the appointment in Oct 1890 of Secretary for the Marlborough Board of Education

- the 12 children of James SMITH & Mary Kimber HLDRETH
(thanks to Margaret for supplying the childrens names)

1861 - ? John Smith

1862 - ? Frederck Smith

1863 - ? Mollie Smith

1865 - ? Ellen Smith

1866 - 1944 James Herbert Smith
- James was born 14 May 1866 in Nelson
- he died in Perth West Australia on 19 August 1944
- buried at Karrakatta

1867 - 1922 Florence Kimber Smith
- Florence married Frank Lionel ANDERSON (1870-1953) in 1897
- thy had 4 children:
1898 Reginald Cosgrove Anderson
1899 Lionel Gordon Anderson
1900 Kathleen Anderson
1908 Florence Mary Anderson

1868 - 1896 Henry Andrew Smith
- Henry died aged 28

1869 - ? Arthur Thomas Smith

1871 - ? Louisa Catherine Smith

1874 - 1940 Elizabeth Eleanor Smith
- Elizabeth married John TALBOT in 1890
- they had 4 children:
1891 Laurence Henry Talbot
1893 Basil Herbert Talbot
1894 Francis Matterson Talbot
1896 Rangatira Talbot

1876 - ? Margaret Rose Smith

1878 - 1953 Hildred Austin Smith

- Mary died 15 September 1909 in Blenheim aged 71
- John died at home in Maxwell Road Blenheim 3 January 1917 age 82
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- of interest also on board the "Queen Margaret' was Lewis & Annie Mary BRYANT & their 5 children. In 1863 Lewis was also a teacher at River Terrace

There appears to be other connections with the families of SMITH, HILDRETH and BRYANT

There is no available list of the 48 steerage passenger that were on the "Queen Margaret" (the Cabin passengers are known and a journal is in the making) so the names of the 5 children of Lewis & Annie Mary Bryant is being researched 'the long way' for Margaret65 who asked if one of their children was Mary Townsend Bryant ...

Using various resources the following has been found and written in Timeline for easier reading:

- the RESEARCH -
4 May 1867
- death of Edith Eleanor Bryant, daughter of Lewis Bryant, at River Terrace, Spring Grove, Nelson aged 15 months (birth year 1865/66)

7 May 1874
- marriage of Annie Elizabeth Bryant at her father's home, eldest daughter of Lewis Bryant of River Terrace, Spring Grove to William John SILCOCK (1847-1913) of Taitapu, Canterbury (Annie was born in 1851, died 1921)

28 Feb 1875
- death of Oliver Brodrib Bryant, youngest son of Lewis & Annie Bryant of River Terrace, Spring Grove, aged 3 years and 7 months (birth year of 1871)

4 June 1875
- death of Arthur Ernest Bryant at River Terrace, Spring Grove of bronchitis & laryngitis, aged 5, youngest surviving son of Lwis & Annie Bryant (birth year of 1870)

17 Aug 1876
- marriage of Mary Townsend Bryant at her father's home, 2nd daughter of Lewis Bryant of River Terrace to William HILDRETH (1855-1920) of Mount Heslington (Mary was born 1853, died 1934)
- read about the marriage of their daughter Ellen May Hildreth to Ralph George Eric SIMMONDS, a Lieutenant in the Blenheim Rifles and Captain of the Cadet Corps, in June 1902. Valuable reading as it mentions her sisters names as bridesmaids and names of other relatives

In 1877
- James Spence Bryant married Elizabeth FUNNELL (1855-1887)
- he remarried in 1891 to Annie COOK

18 Sep 1880
- marriage of Emma Claypole bryant at River Terrace, 3rd daughter of Lewis Bryant, to George Stanfield HAYCOCK of Hope and Skiddaw Run Pelorus (Emma was born 1858, died 1936)

14 Dec 1891
- marriage of Clara Louisa Bryant at River Terrace, 4th daughter of Lewis Bryant, to Richard Dockery WALLIS (1855-1941) of Motueka (Clara was born in 1860, died in 1957)

in 1892
- Lewis Robert Bryant married Helen STEPHENSON

21 Feb 1899
marriage of William Henderson Bryant at St Paul's Anglican Church, Brightwater to Theresa Magdalena 'Daisy' MAX (1876-1950)
- Daisy was 11 years younger than William and had been a student of his at Brightwater School

15 Aug 1899
- marriage of Ellen Margaret Bryant to Robert KINGSLEY (friend and collegue of ber brother William)
- in 1923 Ellen married Christian John Charles DENCKER

6 Oct 1900
- death of Lewis Bryant, native of Bristol, in Brightwater, Nelson aged in his 86th year (birth year 1815)
- Lewis was born 3 days after the Battle of Waterloo and began his business life in his father's large wholesale grocery & merchant business

Remembering that the 'Queen Margaret' arrived in Nelson in 1855 with 5 children, means any births after that year were in New Zealand
note the tentaive names are not verified yet

- the SUMMARY -
using the above (approx) birth dates and other info ...
THEREFORE the children of Lewis & Annie Bryant:

1849 - 1938 Lewis Robert Bryant
- married Helen Stephenson in 1892
- no children found

1851 - 1921 Annie Elizabeth Bryant (eldest daughter)
- married William John Silcock in 1874
- they had 12 children:
1875 William Alban Silcock
1876 Edith Rhoda Silcock
1878 Ellen Mary Silcock
1880 Frederic Arthur Silcock
1881 Alfred Oliver Silcock
1883 Harold Stanley Silcock
1885 Florence Annie Silcock
1886 Edgar Lewis Silcock
1888 Clara Gertrude Silcock
1890 Robert Gordon Silcock
1892 Allan Nelson Silcock
1895 Owen Wilfred Silcock

1853 - 1934 Mary Townsend Bryant (2nd daughter)
- married William Hildreth in 1876
- they had 9 children
1878 Ellen May Hildreth
1879 James Woolley Hildreth
- served WWI as Private #72901. His wife was in Otaki
1880 Clara Claypole Hildreth
1881 Florence Hilda Hildeth
1882 Lewis William Hildreth
1884 Olive Isobel Hildreth
1885 Richard Henderson Hildreth
- served as Trooper 13/2332 which shows he and brother Roland signed up for war at the same time (Roland was 13/2333)
1887 Frances Kimber Hildreth
1893 Roland Edward Hildreth
- Roland was Killed in Action 27 Aug 1917 in Ypres, Belgium
- his mother was living in Putaruru at that time

1855 - 1936 James Spence Bryant (tentative, one son was born on board the 'Queen Margaret' near Cape Hope so possiby James)
- married Elizabeth Funnell in 1877
- they had 6 children:
1878 Louis/Lewis Walter Bryant
1880 James Spence Nryant
1882 Annie Elizabeth Nryant
1883 Francis William Bryant Bryant
1885 Eleanor Kate Catley Bryant
1887 Adeline Mary Ruth Bryant
- he married Annie Cook in 1891
- they had a daughter
1894 Alice Nancy Grace Bryant

1857 - 1936 Emma Claypoke Bryant (3rd daughter)
- married George Stanfield Haycock in 1880
- they had 10 children:
1882 Clara Stanfield Haycock
1883 Ethel Mary Haycock
1884 George Aubrey Catley Haycock
1885 Raymond Spence Haycock
1886 Ernest Stanley Haycock
1888 Edna Pearl Haycock
1891 Marion Irene Haycock
1893 Dorothea Marjory Haycock
1896 Lewis Roy Gordon Haycock
1898 Doris Kathleen Noel Haycock

1860 - 1957 Clara Louisa Bryant (4th daughter)
- married Richard Dockery Wallis in 1891
- they had 5 children:
1892 Mary Anne Henderson Wallis
1894 Roger Bryant Wallis
1895 lip Robert Wallis
1898 Frances Clara Wallis
1901 Clara Stanfield Wallis

1864 - 1948 William Henderson Bryant (9th child, therefore 2 older children still missing)
- he married Theresa Magdalena 'Daisy' Max in 1899
- they had 4 (known) children:
1901 David Lewis Bryant
1903 Robert Catley Bryant
1905 Annie Margaret Bryant
1909 Max Gordon Bryant

1865 - 1867 Edith Eleanor Bryant
- Edith died aged 15 months

1867 - 1952 Ellen Margaret Bryant
- married Robert Ingpen Kingsley (pdf file) in 1899
- Robert was a Botanist
- they had a son:
190- Charles Henderson Field Kingsley

1870 - 1875 Arthur Ernest Bryant
- Arthur died aged 5

1871 - 1875 Oliver Brodrib/Brodrill Bryant (youngest son)
- Oliver died aged 3


Lewis Bryant's biography says he brought up 3 sons & 5 daughters. As there were at least 7 children born in NZ and 5 children on the 'Queen Margaret' child deaths were obviously not counted

NOTES
- a great help has been this (pdf file)
Biographical notes of William Henderson Bryant

See the obvious gaps in the Bryant children, any further help would be aprreciated ...

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-04-16 09:08:43

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by Margaret65 on 2011-04-16 21:45:19

I am simply astounded at this info you have given, fantastic, will take a while to digest!!

Thankyou and I'll keep watching.

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