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Finding the Jone's family

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Looking up information on my paternal grandmothers family. Her mother was Rosa Elizabeth Jones, married to George Taylor Mitchell.

Rosa's father was buried in Morrinsville. I had no idea why so was amazed to discover the family had been settlers in Morrinsville.

George William Jones and Mary Anne Jones nee Bennett arrived on the ship Helvellyn in November 1863. With children. I have seen a ships passenger list for the Helvellyn but it only say's "Mr Jones , Mrs Jones etc so is not very informative.

However, I have found the death certificates for this ancestors. They state: George William as an insurance agent.
His son, George Bennett Jones as an accountant and George William his father also as an accountant. So, take your pick!

My married daughters surname is Orr. Apparently the Orr's farmed/came from Morrinsville.
After trawling the old cemetery for Jones' we came upon James Jones and Basil John Orr. I didn't know who James Jones was but thought he could be related. Ditto for Basil.

I have barely started so the hunt is on. I have countries of origin and date of BDM's for George William, Mary Anne,George Bennett, his wife, Elizabeth Caroline Jones nee Sawyer. Also have a couple of photo's. I am trying to track down the Sawyer side now too.

I have been trying to trace each family line back to the original immigrants, the ships they came on and any other info about them that I can.

Surnames: JONES ORR SAWYER
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on 2011-04-04 04:16:55

grobertson , from Tauranga, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: JONES, ORR, MITCHELL and 6 other(s).

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by Deedee1 on 2013-09-26 04:38:50

George Bennett Jones was my maternal GG Grandfather. Yes he is buried in the Howie Park Cemetery, Morrinsville. I recently visited the cemetery and found his gravesite, (sadly it is in a a state of disrepair. I am wondering if his wife Elizabeth Caroline nee Sawyer moved from the area when he died, hence they are not both buried at the same cemetery - that is only a presumption on my part however!

MITCHELL: Incidentally the name George Taylor Mitchell was carried on down through the Mitchell's to my Grandfather, Uncle and Cousin.

by grobertson on 2013-09-28 06:16:34

I have seen his grave. Elizabeth Caroline is buried at Waikaraka Cemetery in Auckland.

If you don't mind me asking - who are you DeeDee1? It seems we are related.

by Deedee1 on 2013-09-28 06:44:34

Hi Grant, Yes I am your 2nd cousin, My mother was Betty Rosa Jones nee Mitchell,who is the daughter of George Taylor Mitchell who I believe is your Grandmother Myrtle's brother .....Our Grandparents were brother & sister. Very large family.
I have spent today trying to sort through old family photos to scan, unfortunately quite a few are not named so I am unable to identify people, however I do have some that I am able to identify and will post to my My Heritage Website during the coming days.

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