Cotton Family of Nelson NZ & Phillips (Climo) Family of Bodmin, Cornwall (and New Plymouth, NZ)
I am trying to find more information on the Cotton family of Nelson, New Zealand.
My great-great grandmother was Caroline Cotton, born 06 Nov 1864. Her parents were James Henry Cotton & Mary Ann Nye or Ney. James & Mary Ann arrived in Nelson on the ship the Emma Colvin in the mid-1850's along with their first-born children. Caroline married Henry (Harry) Pope on 06 Nov 1884 and she died on 10 Mar 1947 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand. It would be nice to find where James & Mary Ann were descended from & to find out more about their life in England before they emigrated to Nelson.
I would also like to try and find information on my great-great-great-great-grandmother's family. Her name was Jane Phillips and she married James B(r)ooking Climo in St Kew Cornwall on 30 Oct 1840, 5 months before they sailed to NZ on the William Bryan. Jane's mother Ann (nee Cocks) was a widow (husband John died in 1840), and Jane's younger siblings: Richard, Mary, Emma, John, and Ann who all emigrated with Jane & James. I have found Emma's relatives who were based in Napier. I have also discovered that John Phillips emigrated to Victoria, Australia, and Richard Phillips lived in Havelock, but died after unfortunately catching hypothermia after a fishing trip. What I really would like now is to find out what happened to Ann Phillips Snr and her second husband, Arthur Dawe. They married in July 1840 (he was also a passenger on the William Bryan, but nothing more is known of Ann and Arthur after their marriage. Jane's sister Ann married John James aboard the William Bryan en route to New Zealand in Jan 1841. I have found records of her family and she and John are buried somewhere in Te Henui Cemetery, along with some of their children. We have not found their whereabouts yet but have spent a few days already searching the old cemetery!
If anyone has any information, please feel free to contact me at any time; I am always happy to share the information that I have so far ... :)
on 2010-04-14 02:10:28
I have been researching my family tree for over a year now & have a lot of information regarding the Climo's. So I am hoping to connect with any descendants of James and Jane as well as descendants of my 3rd-great-grandfather's family, the Popes. His name was George Whiting Pope. And lastly, I am trying to find information on my 2nd-great-grandmother's family, the Cotton's, who lived in Nelson. I have found some information which I am happy to share here and am ever hopeful that I may connect with descendants of this family also.