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landed early 1800 married a collett christch

Surnames: COLLETT ROIL WALKER
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on 2008-08-18 01:30:21

spider01 , from brisbane australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2008. is researching the following names: ROIL, INGRAM, COLLETT and 4 other(s).

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by KerryRoil on 2010-08-10 22:44:34

Hi. I'm Kerry Roil. I live in Wellington but come from Hastings. My great Grand father was William but he was knowen as Herry.

by malcolm_lind on 2011-07-03 04:41:52

Hi Kerry. Are you Kerry Bruce ROIL born 1969? Your family line - Ivan Bruce, William Henry (Harry) and William Henry ROIL.

If you want to contact me by e-mail - malcolm.lind@xtra.co.nz

by ngairedith on 2011-07-03 05:26:10

Henry William ROIL was born 9 March 1821 in Alton, Hampshire


In 1845 Henry was a Farmer in Waimea East

He married Jane COWIE in 1852 in Lyttelton

He married Sarah Isabella COLLETT in 1854 in Old St. Michael`s Church, Christchurch
- one of their sons, Henry Thomas Roil married Amy Louisa HARRIOTT in Christchurch in 1884 and later married Minnie GROVES in Woodville in 1897. This Henry Roil was buried in Taita in 1943

* On the 23rd March 1844 Henry Roil was charged with assaulting the late Thomas Tyrell, one of the unfortunate men who fell at Wairau.
It appeared that the prisoner, while intoxicated, had quarrelled with his father, and on Tyrell interposing he struck at him with a knife and wounded him in the arm.
By the death of Tyrrell and the lapse of nearly two years since the offence was committed the evidence was defective.
His Honour, after sommenting on the perilous situation in which the prisoner would have stood had Tyrrell lived, directed the jury to acquit him

* The following advertisement in the "Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle" could be about Henry prior to his move south.
It is dated 23rd March 1850:-
... To be LET or SOLD, the FIFTY ACRE SECTION, No.71, Waimea East, adjoining Mr Saxton`s farm, distant five miles from Nelson, with a fine stream of water running on one side; at present occupied by Mr Roil
For terms of sale or lease apply to B. Walmsley, Motueka. If not sold, can be leased from Lady Day next.
The above is one of the best Sections in the district.

* Henry William Roil was the licensee of the Sawyer`s Arms Hotel, Papanui at some stage. It was destroyed by fire in 1898, by that time a Mr Cooper was the owner


Henry died in 1852 from an infected leg wound. He was 41



Sarah was also married to James Smith BARKER in 1873, 25 years BEFORE the death of Henry. She died in 1898 aged 76
- Sarah is in the book `The Roots of the Clover` which is a history of the Collett sisters and their families. It was written by Elsie Locke, granddaughter of Ann (nee Collett) and Isaac Bryan.
In it it is mentioned that Sarah`s parents, Francis and Sarah (nee KING) Collett came to Canterbury on the CRESSY in 1850 and were reunited with their eldest daughter Sarah who was already there.
It also says that Henry William Roil was her first husband. She also had a sister Ann who travelled on the ship with her parents and that in 1856 her two brothers Henry and Wlliam came out from Australia and they settled first in Kaiapoi (19km north of Christchurch)

by spider01 on 2011-07-03 06:08:09

thank you for your info . my daughter got to books for me one the roots of clover , and our pillgram pioners by L.E.J.Bush 1966 this one is in christchurch librairy . i also got more info on the roil family from the book jackson family of wich henry roil sister married her name is eliza nee roil . hope this helps as i now use ancectry .com to build my family . if you look up henry roil you will find my site adam nee edward hugh walker nee ingram . hope iv helped you as well thanks . yours adam

by ngairedith on 2011-07-03 06:22:17

yes, his sister Eliza Roil, married James Hayter JACKSON, early New Zealand Whaler & Mariner - if you click that link you will find photos and a list of their children

by spider01 on 2011-07-03 06:27:56

hanks if you look at my ancestry site i do have them thank . im in australia in south qld . my ex lives in wellington still and most of our children two live in melbourn . yours adam

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