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Looking for Barrett in Wellington, New Zealand

Query by Mishelby

I'm looking for parents of my grandmother Elsie May McDermott (nee Barrett) born in 1920. Her parents had a boarding house in Thorndon quay around the early 1900's. Can someone help fill in the gaps?

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on 2014-11-11 18:36:44

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by jenross on 2015-08-05 03:08:39

Hi - and nice to meet you! We are cousins! I am Jennifer the eldest daughter of George Barrett your grandmother's brother. I have a thought that you may have met George, and Elizabeth my sister at your grandmother's funeral a few years ago. George of course passed away nearly three years ago and Elizabeth sadly and way too young, on April 1 this year..
Every time we siblings get together we talk long and seriously about doing something about researching the Barrett Family Tree. Unfortunately have yet done anything about it.
I have memories of your great grandmother and great grandfather and their large old boarding house at the bottom of Mulgrave Street on the site of the current National Archives building. I believe they also had a prior boarding house in Thorndon which had been. A private hospital. I don't ever remember visiting this house but last time I was in Thorndon some years ago it was still in existence. I always understood from Dad (George) that the boarding house business was largely run by your great grandmother.
However I can give you some info. As I have copies of your great grandparent's marriage registration and of your great grandmothers birth certificate -
Phillip Patrick Barrett (a Seaman) and Elsie May Ryderberg were married at St Mary Of the Angels in Wellington on Dec. 28 1910. Philip was born in Christchurch - his parents being Joseph Thomas Barrett (a Carpenter) and Margaret Cecelia Barrett (nee Duffy).
Elsie May was born in Paddington, Sydney and her parents were George William Ryderberg (Bricklayer) and Henryetta Ryderberg (nee Evans).
Elsie May was born on Dec. 10 1886.
George William Ryderberg and Henrietta Evans were married on Dec. 30 1885 at Kelson. Henrietta was born in Bathurst.
I don't have birth dates for these two but George was 26 and was born in Liverpool NSW and Henrietta was 22 when they married.
I think/hope I've got that all right and that its of some help.
Do you live in the greater Wellington area? - I'm in Waikanae. If you would like to meet up and have a chat and see if we can fill in some gaps for each other just let me know.
Cheers.

by Mishelby on 2015-08-05 21:30:37

Hi Jenross/Jennifer.
Thank you so much for this information! Yes, I live in Lower Hutt, where my mother, Ann and sister, Renee still live. I sadly only met George the once at Nana Elsie's funeral several years back and also Liz. My mother, step-father and I came to Liz's funeral to pay our respects. I think my mother Ann keeps in contact with Ceal's son from Invercargill(?)(his name evades me) who had come up for the funeral too.
I was told that Nana's mother was from Oz so what you've just provided seems to fit.
I would like to connect and try my best to fill in gaps for you; I've only just started dabbling in the geneology stuff only this past year, so may not have much (and there's only so far you can go before you start spending money on these things, of which I don't have much of!).
I have Saturdays off work and work Sundays. If ok with you,I could ask Ann/mum to come with me and we can have a good ol' chinwag. Just let me know. Great to reconnect again :)
Michelle

by jenross on 2015-08-10 00:19:51

Hi Michelle
Glad I could provide a little bit of help! I do remember your mother Ann from wAy back but haven't had anything to do with her for years.
It would be great if we could all meet up and try and fill in some more gaps/memories for each other. Would you like to come up here or would you prefer if we met somewhere in between? I am retired of course so I can fit in with whatever works best for you and Ann. I think I will probably be going to Emma's (my granddaughter) Cheer competitions in Porirua this coming Saturday and I'll be away from 4 - 13 September. just let me know some dates that work for you and we'll go from there. Jenny'.

by jenross on 2015-08-10 00:20:30

Hi Michelle
Glad I could provide a little bit of help! I do remember your mother Ann from wAy back but haven't had anything to do with her for years.
It would be great if we could all meet up and try and fill in some more gaps/memories for each other. Would you like to come up here or would you prefer if we met somewhere in between? I am retired of course so I can fit in with whatever works best for you and Ann. I think I will probably be going to Emma's (my granddaughter) Cheer competitions in Porirua this coming Saturday and I'll be away from 4 - 13 September. just let me know some dates that work for you and we'll go from there. Jenny'.

by jenross on 2015-08-10 00:21:10

Hi Michelle
Glad I could provide a little bit of help! I do remember your mother Ann from wAy back but haven't had anything to do with her for years.
It would be great if we could all meet up and try and fill in some more gaps/memories for each other. Would you like to come up here or would you prefer if we met somewhere in between? I am retired of course so I can fit in with whatever works best for you and Ann. I think I will probably be going to Emma's (my granddaughter) Cheer competitions in Porirua this coming Saturday and I'll be away from 4 - 13 September. just let me know some dates that work for you and we'll go from there. Jenny'.

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