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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.
Cheers
Maggie

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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.
Cheers
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.
cheers
Maggie Rillstone

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

Hi there.....there is a headstone but it only has Isabella on it...I have asked them to add a note to there files showing Campbell as Isabella's middle name which they have done....I cannot find any birth records for the Leslie (1909) or Stanford Ernest but then I can find one for Isabella either. I have however found a James registered to Alice Jane & Walter in 1885 but its spelt Paterson....I have also found (with some help from friends) some Scotish records for Walter and Alice Jane and a passenger list...so what I have is as follows:
1880 May Ann
1884 Isabella Campbell (Chapman on BDM)
1885 James (Paterson)
1886 Charlotte Maude
1888 Walter Samuel
1890 Ethel Stanford
1892 Alice Elizabeth
1894 George Stanford
1895 Emily Ruth
1897 Arthur Stanford
1900 Francis Gertrude
1902 Olive Sarah
1904 Raymond Stanford
1905 Walter David
1907 George Samuel Stanford

I cant find any record for Leslie or Stanford Ernest

Records for Walter and Alice Janes parents
Walter Patterson
gender: Male
birth date: 13 Apr 1857
birthplace: LOGIE,PERTH,SCOTLAND
father's name: James Patterson
mother's name: Isabella Campbell
indexing project (batch) number: C11374-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM
name: John Patterson
gender: Male
birth date: 23 Mar 1855
birthplace: LOGIE,PERTH,SCOTLAND
father's name: James Patterson
mother's name: Isabella Campbell
indexing project (batch) number: C11374-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516
name: William Patterson
gender: Male
birth date: 02 Feb 1863
birthplace: LOGIE,PERTH,SCOTLAND
father's name: James Patterson
mother's name: Isabella Campbell
indexing project (batch) number: C11374-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516


List of Passengers from Glasgow to Bluff on ship HELENSLEE Departed Glasgow 1st July 1863, Arrived Bluff 25th September 1863.
ASSISTED PASSENGERS
Patterson Isabella
Patterson James
Patterson Christina
Patterson John
Patterson Walter
Patterson William


cheers
Maggie Rillstone

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