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

Query by OneBigFamily

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

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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

by alsm on 2015-12-16 07:00:31

Hello One Big family - yes indeed it is One Big family if you are referring to the one big family that i know of.... who was/is your father/grand father? We share the same great grand parents it would seem ALSM

by OneBigFamily on 2016-01-26 20:59:17

Hell ALSM, It is on my mother's side, but Father is a Gilroy and same with Grandfather. What and where is your connection to the Lewis/Magill etc. Not an easy family to put together. J

by alsm on 2016-01-29 21:39:13

Hello one big family.... is your mother's name Denise by any chance? Are we able to email privately?

by OneBigFamily on 2016-01-29 22:01:43

Hi, I have emailed you via the private messaging system on this site. Let me know if you don't get it and I'll just post it on here.

by alsm on 2016-01-29 22:52:24

hi - have sent you an email to the account given.....

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