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John CARMONT + Elizabeth CAVEN - Dumfries Scotland to Wellington NZ

Journal by ngairedith

John CARMONT was born in 1794 in New Abbey. Dunfries & Galloway, South West Scotland

John CARMONT, substanstial farmer married Elizabeth CAVEN in 1826 and had 9 (known) children

They emigrated to New Zealand to be with their daughter, Agnes, who at age 24, had emmigrated to Wellington in October 1850 on the "Phoebe Dunbar" as a steerage passenger as a companion to accompany Marianne Clifford (nee HERCY, daughter of John Hercy, of Crichfield House, Berkshire), the young wife of Mr Charles Clifford (later Sir Charles Clifford) to New Zealand for a period of 3 years, where, at the time, Clifford with two of his cousins held large areas of land in the Waiarapa and Malborough districts.

It appears that John & ELizabeth Carmont arrived into Wellington, via Sydney on the "Marchioness" in September 1857

the children of John CARMON & Elizabeth CAVERN were:

1829 - 1906 Agnes Carmont
- born in Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
- brought up by her uncle Dr McCARTNEY in Glasgow, had been engaged as a ladies` companion by a Mr & Mrs CLIFFORD who farmed the huge Flaxbourne estate in Marlborough
- she married Hector McDONALD in Wellington in 1854 as his 2nd wife and they had 10 children as well as bringing up Hector's son Hugh from his 1st wife Te Kopi, who had died giving birth. She was a niece of Te RAUPARAHA,
- Hector was a son of Roderick McDONALD & Ann MacLEAN of Scotland
- the 11 children of Agnes & Hector McDonald

1831 - ? Mary Ann Carmont
- nothing is known of Mary Ann
- she was born in Dumfires Scotlnd. Did she too emigrate ??

1832 - 1895 Jane Caven Carmont

1834 - 1916 John McCartney Carmont

1835 - ? Margaret Carmont
- it is reported that Margaret & William had 12 children
- can you help on who they were ?

1841 - 1867 Alexander Carmont

1842 - 1922 Allan John Carmont

1847 - ? Catherine Dubious Carmont

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by aliceinnz on 2011-05-04 05:13:59


I am descended from Catherine Dubois Carmont and can give you her family details if you are interested.

Thanks, Alice

by ngairedith on 2011-05-04 06:36:12

than you Alice,

We would all like to read any further information you can add to the family above.

Please write your details in the comment box below so that everyone researching this family will beneift

by aliceinnz on 2011-05-07 00:01:07

Here is a link to the tree I have created for them on (along with links to the research/trees of others - I can't take any credit!). It is on a public setting so hopefully you can see it.
I have just taken photos at Karori of Catherine's headstone, and John McCartney's headstone and entered them. Hopefully this link works for you, let me know if it doesn't and I will transcribe info as necessary.

by ngairedith on 2011-05-07 00:06:32

heelo alice

thank you for the message BUT one has to be a member to see the info at that link - it takes you to the "14 day free trial" page

by aliceinnz on 2011-05-07 00:08:06

Sorry, I have tested and I don't think the link will work if you are not a member of ancestry. I will try to contact you directly.

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