Nio has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2018.
can you give us some approx years please Nio and parents names would be a good help
Great Uncle Ted was born 'John Edward Meaclem' , born 13/1/02 (?) and had a sister called Matilda and a brother , my grandad...never knew his christian name :(
Well Nio, your great grandparents were: William Meaclem (1855-1923) & Alice King (1865-1905). Their children were:
1885 - 1936 Robert Henry Meaclem
1886 - 1965 William Meaclem
1888 - 1965 Frederick Meaclem
1890 - Matilda Margaret Meaclem
1890 - 1891 Elizabeth Rose Meaclem
- Matilda & Elizabeth were twins. Elizabeth died aged 4 months
1892 - 1976 John Edward 'Ted' Meaclem
- your great uncle was born 13 Jan 1892 not 1902 :)
1894 - 1895 Florence Lilly Meaclem
1895 - John Meaclem
1900 - 1900 Florence Jane Meaclem
- died aged 5 months
* I think that William & Alice also brought up, or at least contributed to, the upbringing of an illegitimate child of their son William
* When your great uncle Ted went to war he listed his sister Matilda as his next of kin and she was living in Auckland at that time. She was a nurse
Ted married Mabel Cooke from Foxton in 1919 and they lived in Ashburton.
So, from all those children I will need some more info from you to determine which one was your grandfather
By the way, your great grandparents, William & Alice Meaclem, were from County Cavan, Northern Ireland
Ngaire you are wonderful!!!! that is magnificent!!! I will delve further and get back to you in the next couple of days I hope
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