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Hi there I am researching the Rillstone family from North Yorkshire and Cornwell, The Horwell family and the Meikle family....I am looking foward to haivng a few moments to have a good look around this site.

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on 2012-05-05 05:18:27

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by ngairedith on 2012-05-05 14:38:42

welcome to FTC Maggie,

have a good look around this site and become familiar with it
it is very user friendly :}

there are a lot of people here willing to help you with your research, just have to ask. Provide as much info as you know, especially dates and towns/countries etc (speeds up the process)

I am working on the info you asked re Patterson/Rillstone and will be posting it asap, BUT.. I cannot verify that Walter & Alice had an Isabella (out of all their 15 children) !!

If you could verify this for me it would be very helpful
there is actually a gap between births of their 1st child in 1880 to their supposed 2nd in 1884. Was an Isabella born in between ?
(the Isabella who married James Rillstone in Nov 1907, was 24, birth year of 1883)

children of Walter & Alice

by firebirds on 2012-05-05 18:52:00

Hi there thank for your response...I have spoken a daughter-in-law if Isabella, Lois Hicks who married Harold Stanford Rillstone. Bless her heart she is 86 still driving and living independently. She has confirmed that Isabella came from a large family in Lumsden...Isabella and James Henry Bowden had 5 children named: Walter Paterson (maybe Patterson), Lindsay Stanford, Harold Stanford, James Bowden (known as Bonar)and Alice Edna Maude.. so looking at the name continuation it would appear that Isabella is the daugter of Walter and Alice....the Dunedin cemetery records have Isabella recorded as Isabella Chapman Rillstone which I will investigate further, as it maywell be a transcription error...Isabella is buried with her husband James Henry Bowden Rillstone.Based on the cemetery Dunedin Cemetery records I believe that Isabella was born in 1884 and died in 1948. Isabella and James Henry Bowden Rillstone married Nov. 16 1907.
Maggie Rillstone

by ngairedith on 2012-05-05 20:17:19

yes, I too saw her name at the Dunedin cemetery as Isabella Chapman. It is also written as that on NZ Birth Death & Marriage records. WE know it is wrong and could write to the cemetery and ask them to change it (I have done that a number of times in the past) but they will want that to be verified and as BDM has the same as them, I don't like our chances
.. unless you can produce her death cert ..

BDM has:
Registration Number - Family Name - Given Names - Age at Death
1948/27817 - Rillstone - Isabella Chapman - 64Y

by firebirds on 2012-05-05 21:31:53

I will email DUnedin Cemetery and see what they have if there is a headstone it will help....I had the same difficulty with names with another Rillstone grave in that cemetery but transcription errors are not unusual....I am a trustee for the Friends of the Linwood Cemetery here in Christchurch and frequently find that the names on headstones do not match up with the council data base.
Maggie Rillstone

by firebirds on 2012-05-06 21:10:06

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