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Hello Can anyone help ? My name is Doug Sunnex am trying to do Sunnex...

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Hello
Can anyone help ?
My name is Doug Sunnex am trying to do Sunnex family tree
Have come to dead ends in all directions (some had only daughters or had sons died early)
so tried the other end but because of lack of info allowed to public cannot trace the other way ,have over 120 sunnex in tree at moment and have over 200 more that i cannot add because do not have access to get info on who is mother and father to who,etc
Can any help with everything they know to further my progress

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on 2012-01-11 19:09:46

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by dougsun on 2012-01-13 00:29:11

Thanks Family tree circles
I do understand very hard and difficult to trace Sunnex ancestors because of over 40 different name changes (variations)
Many years ago i was told because of poor education and illiteracy people wrote what it sounded like
Also was told,do not know if true that if yor were born in a town etc your surname was named after it
Sunnex was originally Seven Oaks ( i always thought Sussex but could be a variation )and gradually over the generations changed in many variations until become Sunnex

by ngairedith on 2012-01-13 04:47:40

hello Doug,

tell us which country your Sunnex were from and a few first names and dates would help a lot.

by dougsun on 2012-01-13 14:55:47

So far I have traced Sunnex name back to John Sunnex 177O - 1830 in Kent England
but have noticed from other trees married to Elizabeth Dilly and Mary Smith with same children,so do not know which is correct yet
Cannot go back any further
His ancestors immigrated to New Zealand and have about 120 families all in my tree but have come to a dead end again
I live in a small town and many Sunnex live or have lived here and have been asked many times are we related,but again tracing backwards is difficult too because nobody seems to know their ancestors past their great grandfather or even their grandfather,looking at newspaper clippings,wedding,birth death notices, electrol rolls does not always give you enough leads
With the privacy act I think this is why many trees do not have much info on the last 40 to 50 years,unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money getting copys of certificates etc.

by ngairedith on 2012-01-13 18:02:47

John SUNNEX (1770-1930) marrie Elizabeth DILLY in Dartford, Kent

their son William SUNNEX (1794-1883) emigrated to New Zealand TYNE, leaving London 25 March 1841, arriving Wellington 9th August 1841

With him was his wife Eliza (nee WEBLEY) (1808-1897) and children
* Frances Sunnex
* Mary Ann Sunnex
* Sarah Sunnex (1828-)
* Maria Ellen Sunnex (1836-1922)
* William Sunnex (1839-1918)

they settled in Taita and had further children:

* Thomas Charles Sunnex (1841-1897)
* John Sunnex (1843-1826)
* Emma Elizabeth Sunnex (1845-1893)
* Phoebe Ann Elizabeth Sunnex (1850-1902)

some of the surnames of spouses of these children are:
MUDGWAY, CLARKE, FERGUSON, SOUTHEE, SYMES, HANNING, THOMAS, ROBINDON, HARRIS, WYETH,

William died 14 years before Eliza who is buried in St John`s cemetery in Upper Hutt. Some have said that William is buried in the
Christ Church Taita Cemetery but rhere is no record of him there...

as you say, this is just one branch

by dougsun on 2012-01-13 19:11:02

Thanks for your reply,all helps
I already have William And Eliza children but have two more
Eleanor Sunnex 1831-1835
Robert Sunnex unknown
Would be good to get a branch off other children of John Sunnex and Elizabeth Dilly,looks like they stayed in England?
Cannot find any children to William Sunnex 1839-1918 and Annie Loiusa Sunnex (Symes)
1855-1940

by dougsun on 2012-01-14 16:39:31

Does anyone have info on George Sunnex 1873-1936
Married about 1898 to Lucy Pratt 1874-1932
they had children Dora Emma Sunnex 1900-1900 died 2 weeks old
also had Arthur George Henry Sunnex 1905- 1971 died 65 yrs old
Really i need to know Mother and Father of George Sunnex
and more of Arthur if had children

by Margy1935 on 2012-01-18 22:06:24

Hi just read your request for information on the name of Sunnex.There was a family of Sunnex living in Ngaruawahia NZ Two sisters Jane I"m sorry but do not recollect the other sisters name.Jane had Five children three girls and two boys .Her husband was English,although Jane was Maori.I believe that three of the children now live in Australia,and Jane is still alive.The other sisters name has just come back to me ,it was Kath Sunnex who had a son Les who I believe is still alive and living in Ngaruawahia.I agree the privacy laws make things difficult.I hope that this is some help.

by Margy1935 on 2012-01-18 22:07:41

Hi just read your request for information on the name of Sunnex.There was a family of Sunnex living in Ngaruawahia NZ Two sisters Jane I"m sorry but do not recollect the other sisters name.Jane had Five children three girls and two boys .Her husband was English,although Jane was Maori.I believe that three of the children now live in Australia,and Jane is still alive.The other sisters name has just come back to me ,it was Kath Sunnex who had a son Les who I believe is still alive and living in Ngaruawahia.I agree the privacy laws make things difficult.I hope that this is some help.

by dougsun on 2012-01-18 22:16:33

by dougsun on 2012-01-18 22:24:10

Thanks for your information
Jane and Kath does ring a bell,just will have to check back on my hundreds of pages of notes,can sort of remember from newspaper clippings a family there, also a Sunnex boy or boys were popular playing rugby or league.All helps thanks
Still biggest problem is getting them to fit into tree,without birth and death,marriage dates and mother and fathers and so forth
But thanks again

by shakana on 2012-06-08 06:22:57

hi doug
just wondring where you live as i am married to a john stephen sunnex his father was william abraham sunnex born whakatane new zealand around 1921 (must look it up)
i am willing to help if you would like to contact me
karen sunnex

by dougsun on 2012-06-08 18:29:26

Thank you very much could be the one of the branches i need
There are a lot of William Sunnex which i still have to add into tree
I do have in my tree a William Abraham Sunnex 1927-1998 but no record of where born but buried in Rotorua have all the siblings but no list of his children
If the right William,John would be his child and maybe others then i could connect more into my tree
Thank you once again I actually have your name Karen but couldn,t also add as no further info.
So would be very good if we can work together
I live in Taupo and originally from Palmerston North and my parents came from Shannon and Masterton
Let me know if you want to make contact if possible personally

by dougsun on 2012-06-09 00:35:02

Just to let you know found another William Abraham Sunnex but have no info

by shakana on 2012-06-10 00:19:44

hi doug,
yes john my husband is the only child for william abraham if i remember yes he died in 1998 but will look that up if you would like to send me a email to me my email address is ksunnex@hotmail.co.nz we live in tauranga william has 4 grandchildren
look forward to hearing from you
karen

by neich on 2012-07-19 01:03:22

SUNNEX.. Now I am helping a lady down South Island to try and find her Grandmother... Sunnex comes into the tree! She is looking for Laura Violet born in Wairarapa in the mid 1880's. No birth certificate, we have hunted high and low! She lived with Elizabeth and Thomas Sunnex (as far as I know, this was Anderson Line Clareville/Carterton, not far from the cottage that Thomas Sunnex built on the main road. When Elizabeth died Laura lived with Sarah Ann nee WILLIAMS. and James Henry HANNEN and attended OHAU school under the name of HANNEN. 1904 Laura married a William Edwin Jukes, lived Owhango. she died aged 4l years in 1926. If anyone recognises names, please get in touch with me and I can pass anything on to her in Canterbury. Thanks everyone.. I am at Clareville hence helping! I have contacted many Sunnex folk, no luck as yet, but a local rang today with a lead to follow! as its in our local community paper this week.. Person I have to ring is in P.North.. I am hoping to shortly check local school records, as sometimes a clue could be there! Its the Williams that has been stumped and Hannen, latter moved to Dannevirke.

by dougsun on 2012-07-19 02:51:29

I have two Thomas Sunnex married to a Elizabeth plus a few other Thomas i cannot add into my tree.
One couple was likely because they lived in that area of Clareville however they had twelve children but none named Laura Violet
One unnamed child born 1882 but died same year
If Laura Violet was living with them could it be possible she was not a Sunnex ?
Maybe born to another mother,nothing surprises me now after some facts i have discovered

by neich on 2012-07-19 05:54:07

thanks for the reply, we may have solved the puzzle, but we have to check up with names someone came up with tonight off list to me, then see! will keep the list informed of any outcomes..

by donahjay on 2013-03-18 02:25:02

My Dads sister Kath Jonathan of (Ngaruawahia) Married Tom Sunnex who had a brother whose family live in or around Taupo.
They had 5 children. Les,Helen,George,Francis,Ray. Contact Ray Sunnex on Facebook.

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