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John 'Jack' Godfrey & Edith Annie Diplock - Ashhurst, NZ

Journal by ngairedith

* John 'Jack' Godfrey (1879-1971)
was born 21 Dec 1879 in Cowden, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England

* Edith Annie Diplock (1883-1970)
was born 8 Oct 1883 in Preston, West Sussex, the 4th of 8 children of Augustus Diplock (1852-) & Barbara Frost (1852-1922)

Thanks to familydetective's comment below (2015), John & Edith married in 1903. They had a son, William Godfrey (1904-1978) who died in NZ

John & Edith emigrated into Auckland on the 'Rangitoto' 31 Aug 1959. John is listed as aged 79 and retired. It is assumed that their son William was already in NZ by then and is a possible reason they moved here at that age

John died on 6 June 1971 aged 91
Edith Annie died on 22 Aug 1970 aged 87
They are buried in Plot 13 & 14, Block 2 in Ashhurst

A William Godfrey married Agnes May Hay (1909-1985) in 1937
* daughter of William Hay & Daisy Ethel Wates
Is this 'our' William do you know?

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by kiwifamily2 on 2015-07-15 03:46:39

Hello,do you know when John and Edith Godfrey came to New Zealand ,were their children born in New Zealand?What ship did they come on?

by familydetective on 2015-07-16 03:55:23

New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists
Name: John Godfrey
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 31 Aug 1959
Event Place: Auckland, New Zealand
Age: 79
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Retired
Birth Year (Estimated): 1880
Ship Name: Rangitoto
Departure Port: Tilbury
Departure Date: 1959
Arrival Port: Auckland
Arrival Place: Tilbury
Digital Folder Number: 004509031 , Image Number: 00128

Also listed wife Edith b 1883.

Seem a funny time in their life to be immigrating unless they where going to live with children.

1911 census
Name: John Godfrey
Age in 1911: 31
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Cowden, Kent, England
Civil Parish: Oxted
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street address: Chalk Pit Lane Rd, Oxted, Surrey
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 8
Estimated Marriage Year: 1903
Occupation: Labourer In Lime Works
Registration district: Godstone
Registration District Number: 38
Sub-registration district: Godstone
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Household schedule number: 257
Piece: 3263

John Godfrey 31
Edith Annie Godfrey 27
William Godfrey 7 *** did William go to New Zealand ??
Evelyn Jenner 2 visitor

Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937
Name: John Godfrey
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1880
Marriage Date: 17 May 1902
Archive Provided Parish: Oxted, St Mary
Parish as it Appears: Oxted
Spouse: Edith Annie Diplock
Spouse Age: 19
Father: John Godfrey
Spouse Father: Augustus Diplock

by Algo on 2018-12-03 13:35:54

Hi guys, not 100 percent, but there may be a link here.,-charles-eric/

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