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GINGER marriages New Zealand

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the known GINGER marriages in New Zealand 1860 - 1929

the GINGER GROOMS
Barton Henry Ginger (1861-1914)
- married Elizabeth Alice DAVEY (1871-1942) in 1891

Horace Baden Ginger
- married Eva May HODGSON in 1926

William Stanley Ginger (1842-1915)
- married Elizabeth Rennie STEPHEN (1852-1942) in 1876
their daughter, born at Kakaramea:
1876 - 1960 Elizabeth Isabel 'Lily' Ginger O.B.E., M.B.E.
Dominion, April 1915 Advice has been received of the death at Manutahi of Captain William Stanley Ginger, who took no mean part in the Maori trouble of bygone days.
He was born in Monmouthshire, England, on March 4 1842. He landed at New Plymouth with his parents, four sisters and two brothers on the Joseph Fletcher in 1852. His father bought land at Tataraimaka, thirteen miles south of New Plymouth.
The deceased was engaged in the fighting at Waineka, Mahoetahi, and practically in all the engagements in the North Taranaki district, in which volunteers took part. Afterwards he was sergeant in Major Atkinson's Bushrangers, which did such good work in relieving the pressure on the town of New Plymouth. He was offered a commission in the force leaving for the East Coast, but declined, the vacancy being filled by mr H. W. Northcroft, now Commissioner at Rarotonga.
Mr Ginger arrived at Patea on the survey party under Messrs, Smith and Williams. At the time of his death he was probably the oldest settler in the district. On the outbreak of Titokowaru's war the deceased and three brothers settled on their land at Kakaramea, now owned by Mr G. V. Pearce, M.P., and had built a house, where they were joined by their father and unmarried aunt, who came down from New Plymouth in a dray, over practically no roads. The brothers continued fencing their land during the fighting north of Hawera but, after the British defeat at Te Nguauotemanu, the brothers, warned by a friendly Native, (Rangi Whaia) retired to the redoubt, rejoining the Patea Rangers. Three days later the Maori burnt their home down, for the second time since the outbreak of hostilities. Shortly afterwards he enlisted in the Veterans, under the late Captain Kells, stationed at Whare Roa, and, as a canoeman, took part in many raids up the Waitotara and Patea Rivers. On the occasion of the Te Whiti scare, Mr Ginger received a captain's commission, and was placed in charge of the Kakaramea Volunteers. Despite the fact that he took part in many engagements, and was in some fairly hot corners, he came through without receiving a wound. Captain Giner, who was universally liked and respected, was of a retiring nature, and took little part in local politics. He was, however, a man of deep reading and varied knowledge, and was a great lover and cultivator of flowers. A widow, one daughter (Mrs Harold S. Lovell, of Hawera), three sisters (Miss Ginger, of Manutahi, Mrs C. E. Rawson (Jane, 1840-1916)), New Plymouth and Mrs Edward Wright, Wanganui (Matilda) and one brother (Mr Diston Ginger, Manutahi (1861-1914)), are left to mourn the loss caused by Capt. Ginger's death. Deceased was a member of the Hawera branch of the Royal Veterans' Association and was 73 years of age
note William's two brothers also served in the Taranaki war


the GINGER BRIDES
Elizabeth Isabel Ginger (1877-1960)
- married Harold Thomas LOVELL (1872-1959) in 1896

Gwendoleen Scealnor Ginger (1894-1974)
- married Francis GRIBBEN (1889-1974) in 1919

Gwendoline Gladys Ginger
- married Arthur Augustus STOKES in 1929

Jane Ginger (1840-1916)
sister of William Stanley Ginger (see obit above)
- married Charles Edward RAWSON (1837-1911) in 1860

Matilda Ginger
sister of William Stanley Ginger (see obit above)
- married Edward WRIGHT in 1868

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