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Gupwell of New Zealand

Journal by Warby

I am researching my NZ Winter family. Sarah Elizabeth Winter immigrated to NZ on the Conflict with her parents and siblings. Sarah was 97 at thet ime of her death on the 1st March 1965 and I have a copy of a newspaper article which tells of this. I would like to find out more about Jabez Daniel Gupwell whom Sarah married. He was a farmer in Kitawa. He had died in 1934. Jabez brought a farm at Waihi Road in Pangaroa. Sarah's family recieved a message of condolence from the Prime Minister and Mrs K J Holyoake.

Can anyone please tell me who Jabez's parent were, where he was from. and did he have siblings?

Regards Joanne Warby nee Hooper.

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on 2009-04-13 04:33:01

Warby , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2009. is researching the following names: GUPWELL, HOOPER, COMPTON and 3 other(s).

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by allycat on 2009-04-13 06:27:02

Dear Joanne, Welcome. I did a bit of digging for you, this is what I found, links provided within text.

Sarah Elizabeth WINTER married Jabez Daniel GUPWELL in 1899, New Zealand, Registration No.576.

Birth, Death & Marriage - Historical Records, New Zealand
Purchase their Marriage Certificate

Sarah Elizabeth GUPWELL died aged 96 years in 1965, New Zealand, Registration No.30746.

Jabez Daniel GUPWELL died aged 68 years in 1934, New Zealand, Registration No.17983.

I'm sure if you purchase relevant birth, death and marriage certificates you will gain more information if you haven't done so already.

Believe it or not but I have seen your personal website before. Very well done indeed.

As you no doubt have probably been researching various lines for many years, perhaps you have not seen this great search engine before.

The Surname Navigator Select a country of origin from the drop down list, then type in your surname you are researching, and click on Search. Hopefully you have Broadband internet connection as many window boxes will open up one in front of the other enabling you to sift through information and close down each window when you are finished at your convenience. One never knows what this powerful search engine can find. I've had great success on the odd occasion.

Somewhere, somebody always knows something I always say.

NB All subject headings of journals here at FamilyTreeCircles are able to be searched via Google. It is best to have a heading like 'Looking for Jabez GUPWELL and Sarah WINTER of blahblah New Zealand'.

Q.Have you checked out all the usual sites: NZ Dictionary of Biography, Archway,, RootsChat New Zealand board, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, etc.etc.?

There is a new New Zealand proboards site that I can give you the link to if you wish. I don't think the website is published and you have to have the website pathname, then you can register as a new user, free site. Lots of helpful people there.


by Warby on 2009-04-13 15:00:48

Hi Alison,

Thank you for your information. It helps me with some dates. I try not to have to buy certificates unless absolutely at the end of searching all other avenues. I think I have found Jabez in the Census records using the middle name of Daniel with father Joseph - which may possibly be Jabez as well as it is a common occurance to have Joseph in place of Jabez. I shall do alittle more digging into this but feel it is right.

I also appreciate the help in how to set out the the listing. I had entered two surnames of Winter & Gupwell (with the &) and ended up with WinterGupwell - one learns as on goes along. I have not searched the 'The Surname Navigator' before so look forward to seeing if this turns up anything on other surnames I am researching too. My old Website - Marking Time - was made unuseable after a recent update by Ewisoft. So I have just placed a new site online which I am currently working on day to day. It will take me some time to get it back to a stage that I am happy with but nothing worth while ever comes easily - I will get there given time.

I would like the NZ proboard link as this too may prove very valuable .

Once again thank you for your help

Regards Joanne

by allycat on 2009-04-13 19:08:03

Dear Joanne, Hi. The more journals you submit here at FamilyTreeCircles will enable those Googling to find them here as various search engines return results on page 1 with links to your journals. Make sure you have perhaps the phrase 'Genealogy' or 'Family' within subject headings too if you can.

As an example, Google the phrase CANTWELL genealogy and you will see Results 1 - 10 of about 30,100 for cantwell genealogy. (0.23 seconds) and a link to a surname wiki page for 'CANTWELL Family Tree Research and Genealogy' appears as 2nd choice on page 1, that I created in my capacity as Editor here at FamilyTreeCircles.

It is best if there are surname wiki style pages for each surname we are researching because that increases our chances of others finding our data.

Here is the link you requested:-

Ancestral Search Proboards - MessageBoards

Please click on Create New Account and follow the various instructions sent to you via email. NB You will have to activate your account before you can begin.

The lady that runs this site is a *G*E*M*. Site was originally for the purpoose of New Zealand genealogy, but has now gone global with a little help from new members. I'm on there as allycat also. Helps to have the same username I reckon, saves on the brain cells.

I found Jabez Daniel GUPWELL appearing in two family trees created by GenesReunited members. Tree owner 'Amanda' has him born 1865 unknown, New Zealand, and tree owner 'Janet' has him born 1865 Crick, Northamptonshire, England. Are you a GR member? If not, I can redirect them to this site here by sending them a personal message on your behalf.

You probably already know this, but genealogy-wise all surnames should be written in uppercase, and all women are known by their maiden surnames.

Please let me know if you are aware of any good GUPWELL internet links so that I can add them to the Surname Wiki that I created for you last night.


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