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John MILLS + Johanna WITHERS - Greendale, Christchurch

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JOHN MILLS (1818-1884) was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, 1 of at least 8 children of James MILLS (1788-1873) & Ann HALL (1790-1854)

JOHN married Susannah RUST (1825-1851)
- they had a son, Joseph Mills in 1850 (see passenger list below)
JOHN next married, in Dec 1854, in Northleach, Gloucestershire to:
JOHANNA WITHERS (1826-1899)
Johanna was born 30 Dec 1826 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England

They arrived in Lyttelton in July 1856 on the "Sir Edward Paget"
the MILLS ON BOARD the Sir Edward Paget:
* John Mills aged 37
* Johanna Mills aged 28 (his wife)
* Joseph Mills aged 6 (John's son with Susannah)
* Theodore Mills, aged 1
* Sarah Mills, an infant
- ALSO -
* Ebenezer Mills aged 45
- on the 1860 Jurors list as an Accountant at Dampier's bay, Lyttelton
- on the 1862 Akaroa, Christchurch Electoral Roll in Section 36, London St, Lyttelton
* Sarah Mills aged 41 (his wife)
* Lucy Mills aged 17
* James Mills aged 12

3 John Mills in the 1860 Jurors List in Christchurch:
- Oxford terrace east, Christchurch - Carter
- Harewood rd, - Laborer
- * Lower Lincoln rd - Farmer
as his daughter Emily died in an accident on his farm in Lincoln, I'm going with that one at this time


JOHN & JOHANNA had 10 children:
... 1
1855 - 1859 Theodore William Mills

born 8 Aug 1855 in Hampnett, Gloucestershire, England
on the passenger list as an infant
THEODORE died 7 July 1859 in Harewood, Christchurch aged 3


... 2
1856 - 1932 Sarah Annie Mills

on the passenger list as an infant
SARAH married Henry Charles WELLS 1 Jan 1879 in Greendale
- they had 9 known children:
* 1880 - 1958 Annie Eliza Wells
- Annie did not marry
* 1882 - 1959 Elsie Maud Wells
- Elsie married George WATSON in 1903
* 1884 - 1967 Emily Maria Wells
- Emily married John Hogg DRUMMOND in 1907
* 1887 - 1932 Ethel Mary Wells
- Ethel didn't marry
* 1892 - 1979 Alice Amelia Wells
- Alice didn't marry
* 1895 - 1987 Rosetta Mildred Wells
- Rosetta married Leslie John EARLY (1892-1957) in 1919
- son of Charles EARLY & Eliza Woolhouse WABY
* 1898 - ? Herbert George Wells
- nothing known
* 1900 - 1951 Phyllis May Wells
- Phyllis married George Alexander HARRIS in 1940
* 1903 - 1985 Harry John Wells
- Harry married Mavis COOPER in 1931
NOTE see also EARLY marriages in New Zealand


... 3
1857 - 1875 Edward John Mills

born 3 June 1857 in Papanui, Christchurch
EDWARD JOHN MILLS died 18 June 1875 in Broadfields, Canterbury aged 18


... 4
1861 - 1941 William Theodore Mills

born 14 March 1861 in Papanui, Christchurch
WILLIAM married Christina Isdale SMITH (1862-1940) of Papanui in 1878
- they had 13 known children:
* 1880 - 1945 Emily Maud Mills
- Emily married Michael COOK in 1906
* 1881 - 1960 Edward Oakley Mills
- Edward married Janet CRAIGHEAD in 1906
* 1883 - 1967 James Barclay Mills
- James married Rebecca Selina MUDGWAY (1882-1975) in 1907
* 1885 - 1949 Annie Elizabeth Mills
- Annie married Cornelius BRACKEN in 1920
* 1888 - 1889 William Wallace Mills
- William died aged 17 months & buried with parents at Greendale
* 1890 - 1969 Stanley Matthew Mills
- Stanley married Bertha OLAUSEN in 1912
* 1892 - 1968 Ivy Muriel Mills
- Ivy married Albert Victor MORINE in 1911
* 1894 - 1978 Violet Christina Mills
- Violet married William Arthur BROWN in 1915
* 1896 - 1984 Lester Bernard Mills
- Lester married Rebecca Selina JONES (1896-1953) in 1916
* 1898 - 1973 John Theodore Mills
- John married Elsie Lilian PETERSEN in 1922
* 1900 - 1970 Allan Emerson Mills
- Allan married Barbara Hay Wilson GRAHAM (aka CAMPBELL)
* 1901 - 1982 Alfred Joseph Mills
- Alfred married Myrtle Elizabeth COCK in 1924
* 1903 - 1984 Kenneth William Mills
- Kenneth married Elsie Gwendoline PIPER in 1929
WILLIAM THEODORE Mills died 26 April 1941 (6 months after Christina) at Tukapa st, New Plymouth aged 80
- he is buried Plot 2, Lot 10, Row 6 at Te Henui with Christina


... 5
1862 - 1874 Emily Mills

born 6 November 1862 in Harewood, Christchurch
EMILY died 11 January 1874 age 11
9 January 1874 ... A little girl named Emily Mills, 11 years old, residing with her father, who is a farner in the Lincoln district, met with a very serious accident yesterday afternoon. She was riding on the shaft of a reaping machine, when the shaking of the machine caused the spring to loosen turning her right into the works. The fingers of the machine caught her in the left arm and side, inflicting very ugly wounds. Her left thigh was also broken. The little sufferer was placed in a spring cart, and coveyed by her father and mother to the Hospital where she was received about 10 o'clock last night. Everything was at once done that could be, and at a late hour in the night she was getting on as well as could be expected


... 6
1864 - 1927 John James Mills

born 12 August 1864 in Broadfields, Canterbury
JOHN married Ada Mary PITHER (1867-1942) in 1888
- he was a Farmer in Orakipaoa
- they had 8 known children:
* 1889 - 1962 Clarice Johanna Mills
- Clarice married Henry WOOD in 1912
* 1890 - 1985 Eva Mabel Mills
- Eva married Lionel Frederick BOON in 1914
* 1892 - 1973 Frances Ada Mills
- Frances married Melmoth Gibson ALLANBY in 1916
* 1895 - 1924 Gwendolyn Pearl Mills
- Gwendolyn died aged 29 (unmarried)
* 1898 - 1974 Frank Hubert Mills
- Frank married Ada Beatrice Mary COOLING in 1924
* 1900 - 1992 Ada Mary Mills
- Ada married Aflred Frank BAKER in 1923
* 1904 - 1982 John Gordon Mills
- John married Stella Margaret GOODMAN in 1928
* 1908 - ? Edith Sylvia Mills
JOHN JAMES Mills died 31 May 1927 in Timaru aged 62
ADA MARY Mills died 2 April 1942 aged 75 in Temuka
- they are buried Plot 253, Row 43 at Temuka cemetery


... 7
1866 - 1954 Rosanna Mills

born 21 March 1866 in Broadfields, Canterbury
ROSANNA married Johann VOSS (1866-1951) in 1887
- a son of Johann VOSS of Germany & Lena AHRENS of Hanover who arrived into Lyttelton on the Blue Jacket 13 Nov 1865
- Johann & Rosanna had 4 children
* 1888 - 1975 Ruby Evelyn Voss
- Ruby married William Sutherland ANDREWS in 1913
* 1890 - 1978 Mildred Annie Voss
- Mildred married Lionel HARDING in 1916
* 1892 - 1971 Ronald John Voss
- Ronald married Doris Mary PETRIE in 1930
* 1896 - 1970 Conrad Arnold Voss
- Conrad married Mavis Marion COWIE in 1923


... 8
1867 - 1905 Wallace Mills

born 28 July 1867 in Broadfields, Canterbury
WALLACE married Edith Amy NAPIER (1873-1962) in 1894
- Edith was the oldest of 11 children of John NAPIER & Amy CLARK
- they had 4 known children:
* 1895 - ? Dorothy Ida Mills
- Dorothy married Clifford Ormond BUTLER in 1917
* 1898 - 1986 Eileen Ethel Mills
- Eileen married George Harold HOSKIN in 1921
* 1900 - 1973 Wallace Collier Mills
- Wallace married Ella May FULLER in 1921
* 1903 - 1968 Horace John Mills
- Horace married Phyllis Dorothy GREAVES in 1928
- Wallace died 23 July 1905 in Christchurch Hospital aged 5 days from 38
- Edith remarried in 1917 to Ernest James HUTCHISON (1996-1960)


... 9
1869 - 1953 Mary Maria Mills

MARY married John Samuel DEAN (1863-1907) 15 May 1889 at her parents, Greendale
- they had 10 known children:
* 1890 - 1960 Bertha Hannah Dean
- Bertha married Ernest Thomas TILLEY in 1913
* 1891 - ? William John Dean
- nothing known
* 1893 - 1974 George Ellis Dean
- George married Sarah Jane LOCKER in 1919
* 1895 - Eva Mary Dean
- Eva married Herbert Norman McLAUCHLAN in 1913
* 1896 - 1968 Annie Dean
- Annie married Richard STEPHENS in 1919
- see comments below by hjcnz
* 1898 - 1898 Eileen Gladys Dean
- Eileen died aged 3 months
* 1899 - ? Eileen May Dean
- nothing known
* 1901 - 1938 Ellen Rosalie Dean
- Ellen married Louis KNEALE in 1921
* 1903 - 1994 Hazel Dean
- Hazel married Thomas Andrew DAWSON in 1929
* 1905 - 1966 Ivy Esther Dean
- Ivy married James Louis CLELAND in 1927


... 10
1872 - 1938 Alfred George Mills

born 22 December 1872 in Broadfields, Canterbury
ALFRED married Jessie CRAIGHEAD (1878-1916) in 1899
- Jessie was the 2nd of 6 children of George CRAIGHEAD & Janet CORNES
- they had 7 known children (possibly others):
* 1900 - 1970 Herbert George Mills
- Herbert married Clarice Ethel HONEYFIELD in 1925
* 1902 - 1973 Charles Henry Mills
- Charles married Mavis Sarah THEOBALD in 1926
* 1903 - 1959 Alice May Mills
- Alice married John Charles BIGGAR in 1924
* 1905 -1980 Mary Louisa Mills
- Mary married Lawrence CAMERON in 1925
* 1906 - 1939 Margaret Isabel Mills
- Margaret married John Leslie DICK in 1928
* 1908 - 1909 baby Mills
- born still
* 1911 - 1991 Albert Norman Mills
- spouse not found at this time
- Alfred died in October 1938 in Stratford Hospital, Taranaki age 65


JOHN MILLS died 17 May 1884 in Greendale, Canterbury aged 65
21 MAY 1884
JOHN MILLS, a farmer at Greendale, aged 65, cut his throat yesterday with a gorse knife. At the inquest to-day a verdict of temporary insanity was returned. Deceased had a sunstroke some years ago

6 JUNE 1884
SUPREME COURT
Re John Mills, deceased - Mr Deacon applied for an order for letters of administration to *Johanna Dale, and fixing amount of security; but His Honor ordered the matter to stand over for a further affidavit
* presuming this was a typo and should have been Johanna Mills of GreenDALE

24 JUNE 1884
SITTING IN CHAMBERS
Re John Mills, deceased - Mr Deacon obtained an order for letters of administration to Johanna Mills, and fixing amount of security

JOHANNA Mills died 20 July 1899 in Broadfields, Christchurch aged 72
JOHN & JOHANNA are buried Plot A, Grave 8 & 9, Section N, Methodist area at Greendale


NOTES
John had a brother William Mills (26 Feb 1815 - 28 Oct 1904) who was born in Hampnett, Gloucestershire and who emigrated to New Zealand on the "Grasmere" in 1855. William died in Cheltenham, Manawatu. William married *Ann HARRIS (1818-1890) on 9 Nov 1840 in Hampnett, Gloucestershire & had at least 6 children before emigrating to New Zealand. They then had 2 more children in Christchurch. Their son, George Mills (1855-1908) married Alice SMART a daughter of Edmund SMART (1831-1919) & his 1st wife Sarah Jane COX (1835-1920)

*Ann Harris was a daughter of Peter HARRIS & Ann DAY

Joseph Mills (son of John & Susannah) married Isabella JOHNSTON on 8 Nov 1896
Isabella was born Fifeshire, Scotland, daughter of Alexander JOHNSTON & Jane KIRK
- no children found at this time


PHOTO
PLOT 253, ROW 43, General Section

grave of John James & Ada Mary Mills
- Temuka cemetery

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-03-10 19:11:20

PECK of TAITA

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by ngairedith on 2012-04-10 04:51:35

big thank you to hjcnz for the following message:

Subject: Annie Dean, daughter of Mary Maria Mills
To: ngairedith
From: hjcnz
Date: 2012-04-09 23:59:21

... Hello, I am descended from James Carr, Elizabeth Early, John Mills and Johanna Withers from Canterbury, New Zealand in the 1860's.

you don't have much information on Annie Dean. NOTE(see under child 9)
I can help (she is my Great Grandmother). She was born 1896, and married Richard Stephens in 1919. She died in 1968.

They had 4 children, 3 girls of which one was my Nana - Helen Mary Monica Stephens born in 1921. A later 'surprise' baby was John Maxwell (Max) Stephens born in 1941 and died in 1956, I believe playing rugby at school.

I have met my Nana's sisters. Great Aunty Rae has passed away. Great Aunty Gwen is still alive in Nelson. I have yet, but will complete all their information in ancestry.com when I am back in NZ on holiday in July.

Helen Mary Monica Stephens married Hector James Carr (descendent of James Carr and Elizabeth Early) in 1842, and had 5 children plus fostered a son. They were originally in Greendale (my father Brian Lyndon Carr, the second born, was born there) but moved to Lowcliffe to farm.

by pizzathecat on 2014-04-07 03:20:24

Hi I am very interested in your infomation. I am a decendant of Charles Early then Leslie Early. Well done i am 13 and have over 2000 people on my family tree.

by pizzathecat on 2014-05-21 04:53:44

hjcnz you must be Hilary Jane Carr nz.
Don't worry that i know who you are.
I am a 14 year old researcher of geonealogy and am very interested in the wells side of the family my great nana Rosseta Wells married Leslie John Early.
I am very interested in your research. I also am very interested in ngairediths work. This has helped me on my family tree. My surname is Early from Sameul and Elizabeth Early. I would love it if you two did more research into this side of the family tree. I currently have 2276 people on my family tree. But i Need dates of when they were born or died.
Thanks

by ngairedith on 2014-05-21 05:03:07

thank you for your message pizzathecat. I will do some more research for you and add to the above. Remember, there is a reason that people use code names and you should not publicly identify them. If they want to they will reveal who they are

Keep an eye on the above journal which I will edit and add to as I get time

by pizzathecat on 2014-05-21 06:13:36

Thankyou very much For your time and research. From now on I wont comment on anyone's code name. I will delete the comment when I now how to delete it. Sorry about that. Have you heard the surname "Early"? Are the Wells related to you in any way? I Looked at your website. It is very impressive you have like 33,477 people you are amazing. PECK of Taita well done. Thankyou for listening to my feedback very much appreciated.
Thanks

by pizzathecat on 2014-05-21 15:44:22

I Just worked out that hjcnz is my 4th Cousin. I have read all about the Early marridges in NZ. Very helpful. It is great to know you have some infomation on Early's.
I go to Middleton Grange School and i am a Christian. I try to get my friends to do Genealogy. Can you belive that I have hjcnz a relitive studing genealogy. This is so cool. We coluld share infomation about the people we konw on our side of the tree. Thankyou very much for looking into my side of the family tree ngairdeith.

by deembee on 2014-08-16 07:12:01

Hi pizzathecat, I am hjcnz's sister, and am visiting this site for the first time. How awesome that you are a Christian. Middleton Grange is a great school, I went to Bethlehem College.

by pizzathecat on 2014-08-18 15:37:27

So how are all you Waby's related. I know that Eliza Woolhouse Waby's father was George Chester Waby. Eliza Wab'y siblings that I found were Fanny Rogers Waby and Lucy Millicent Waby who married Archibald Peak, as listed on your tree. I was wondering if you knew about the other connections in the Waby's, as you have a lot of Waby's listed. If you know any thing I would be very grateful. Thanks

Good to hear that you have found Family Tree Circles deembee. Did you know that John Dodsworth Rudd married Anne Elizabeth Carr. They are both related through Samuel and Elizabeth Early. You probably know a lot more about The Carr's then I do. I have found most of my information through a book. If you have any Questions about James Carr's and Elizabeth Early's descendants. I will tell you as much as I know about anything you want to know. In Greendale there are 6 main names. Early, Rudd, Adams, Ridgen, Warren and MaHolland.
I have connected the Adams, Rudd, Ridgen and Early through my tree. I would love to hear any information from you. I now have 3,453 people listed on my family tree.
Thanks
pizzathecat

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