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Looking for 'Charlotte Mary Josephine Lewis' and David Lewis of Kumara New Zealand

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Looking for any information on my great grandmother and father, Charlotte (nee Magill or McGill) and David Lewis. Mary Ellen (one of their daughters) is my Grandmother and had several children. Looking for them as well. Mary Ellen (May) married John Charles Woodley. They divorced and possibly married Alan Allfrey (my grandfather. Any leads will be helpful. Thanks

Surnames: ALLFREY LEWIS MAGILL MCGILL WOODLEY
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on 2013-01-27 02:48:12

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by ngairedith on 2013-01-27 03:08:52

the Pearns Hotel, Kumara, has a collection held at Christchurch City Libraries which states ...

The records consist of one Cash Book and two oral history tapes, the tapes dating from 1990. The Cash Book is a bound photocopy, which also has diary entries.

Charlotte Mary Josephine Lewis, nee McGill, came to Hokitika about 1900 and worked at Pearns Hotel until her marriage to David Lewis. After her husband's death ten years later she bought the Hotel and ran it from 1917 until 1931, when the family moved to the Recreation Hotel in Greymouth, taking the original cash book with them. From about 1932, the diary entries are made by Mrs. Lewis' daughter, Maureen.

The cassettes record Brian Michael Fitzgerald, Mrs. Lewis' great-grandson, talking about Kumara, the Lewis family and others.

by OneBigFamily on 2013-01-27 03:18:42

Hi, thanks for that. I do have that info, but unfortunately that is where it stops. The Maureen mention doesn't give any leads as it is not a name registered in the births. I am still looking for Brian. And are planning to go to the library for the tapes.. they are finding out if they survived the EQ. We will see. Thanks for you help

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