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BURGESS family from Sevenoaks, Kent, England to Greatford, Rangitiki, New Zealand

Journal by allycat

Looking to confirm the details I already have and to add more to my data.

In researching my mother-in-law's HUGHES line, I am now researching the BURGESS family.

Thomas (Tom) HUGHES (son of Stephen HUGHES and Eliza CHEESEMAN/SHORTER)
born 1866 Bearsted, Kent, England
died 22 Aug 1941 Public Hospital, Wanganui, NZ
buried Aramoho
NB Spoke fluent Maori

married Ada Sarah BURGESS
born 5 Nov 1876 Greatford, Rangitiki, NZ
died 11 Mar 1958 20 London St, Aramoho
buried Methodist section, Aramoho

4 children:-

1. Herbert Thomas HUGHES born 2 Jun 1897 20 London St, Aramoho died 28 Dec 1990 unknown location NZ married Connie {unknown}

2. Walter Henry HUGHES born 20 Jan 1903 20 London St, Aramoho, died 7 Jan 1979 unknown location NZ married 1930 Jeanie PHILLIPS born 10 Mar 1909 Gonville, Wanganui NZ died 30 Mar 2002 Porirua NZ buried Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua
(...4 children...) 1) Donald HUGHES born 24 Jul 1932 died Sep 1989, never married, {no other details known}' (2) Living female HUGHES married living male RICHARDSON (3) Living female HUGHES married living male HUGHES (4) Carolyn Joy HUGHES born 17 Apr 1942 NZ died 4 Jun 1982 of cancer aged 40 yrs. Married name IREMONGER {where is she buried?}.

3. male HUGHES born approx. 1905 at residence 20 London St, Aramoho ... {no other details known}

4. Myrtle Maryann Eliza HUGHES born 1908 20 London St, Aramoho died 1 Jul 1979 Wanganui, {burial details not known} married 1929 Folio No.05094 Thomas Gordon CAMPBELL who died in 1980 Wanganui, probate record occ Dyehand.

... Back to the BURGESS family ...

Ada Sarah BURGESS 1876-1958 probably came from a large family. Lately I have managed to find two sisters and her parents names.

Sibling Lillian BURGESS born 1875 NZ died 23 Jul 1958 NZ married unknown male NAGEL who it is known was killed in the railways. She then married Thomas COLEMAN and they had two children, Maisie and Inez. {no other details known}

Sibling Bertha BURGESS born {unknown} died {unknown} married unknown NAGEL who was the brother of Lillian's husband. {no other details known}.

The BURGESS children - their parents were Henry BURGESS and Mary Ann GILES. Henry BURGESS was born 1849 England and died 12 Jun 1917 NZ. Mary Ann GILES was born 1850 England died 16 Nov 1931 NZ. They were from Sevenoaks in Kent, England. I don't know where the couple are buried. But they came out to New Zealand aboard the ship 'Cartvale' in 1874.

Can someone lookup a marriage folio ref of 0982 in 1866 please for BURGESS and GILES?


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on 2008-10-07 15:24:18

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by baysnz on 2014-03-15 18:12:49

Hi there. I am just wondering where you got the information about Lilian BURGESS' birth. I have had trouble finding her records. Her first husband's name was Frederick. Also, could you please confirm your source for her marriage to Thomas COLEMAN? Thank you so much!

by allycat on 2014-03-15 19:05:54

Dear 'baysnz' It's been some time since I researched that line but I can definitely say that the data was sourced from the NZ Genealogical Indexes that I had on cd-rom at the time, unfortunately my toddler cracked a CD in half so I can no longer do any more NZ lookups.

by baysnz on 2014-03-16 03:44:54

Thank you for replying so quickly! I appreciate your help.

by lindageyser on 2015-09-24 21:30:53

My mother Alfreda Burgess was from Sevenoaks and her father was Alfred Burgess.

by Richardcastle on 2015-10-03 14:45:13

Hi I am Richard Castle and we are probably related. One of my family projects is the Tooth Family. My Great Grandfather X4 was a Henry Burgess his Daughter Annie Emily(or Emma) Burgess -1864-1929 -married a John Tooth at Sevenoaks. I have not pursued the Burgess line but my mother used to write to someone in New Zealand but I cannot remember who.

I can do a bit more work on the Burgess line and see what the link is.

by chriscamnz on 2017-08-26 22:20:08

I’m coming late to this thread, but my GGGrandmother was Ann Ashby (nee Burgess) who seems to have emigrated with her husband Thomas and brother Henry Burgess (who seems to have married Thomas Ashby/Giles’ sister Mary Ann).

I have Ann’s death record, which shows her parents as Richard and Sarah Burgess (nee Staples), she was born at SevenOaks, and died at Greatford in 1918.

For Thomas, his parents are reported as Thomas Giles and Mary Ashby (unmarried) and he died at Greatford.

Greatford seems to be non existent now, so I’m curious to find out more about this side of my family and where they may be buried.

by chriscamnz on 2017-08-26 22:24:57

Interesting, my GGrandmother Thomas and Anne’s daughter married a Neagle (descended from a British soldier, who ended his military service in Napier around 1860) and I see other Burgess family members married members of a Nagle family!

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