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Looking for descendants of John CLIFF and also of his sister MARTHA Cliff,...

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Looking for descendants of John CLIFF and also of his sister Martha CLIFF, children of my gt grandfather George CLIFF (1830-1897) and Jane THOMPSON (1861-1882)of Winchester, Canterbury New Zealand. George was born in Barnby Dun, Yorkshire and Jane was born in Scotland. Jane and George are buried in the Temuka Cemetery.

John CLIFF was born in 1881 and farmed in the Temuka district. I believe he married Ellen BLACKLER and had three children, Adelaide, Esmeralda and John Garland Keith CLIFF.

Martha CLIFF was born in 1882 and I believe that she married Thomas Charles PALLISER. They had three children, George, Charles and John.

Jane Thompson was my gt grandfather George CLIFF'S first wife....my gt grandmother Mary Violetta TODD was his third wife.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Surnames: BLACKLER CLIFF PALLISER THOMPSON TODD
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on 2011-08-11 00:16:07

DebNZ , from Auckland, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2010. is researching the following names: COLLINS, TODD, CLIFF and 8 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-08-11 06:10:05

Hi DebNZ,

yes John CLIFF married Ellen BLACKLER (1881-1833) in 1903
their children were:

1904 - Adelaide Ellen Cliff

1906 - Esmaralda/Esmeralda Irene Cliff
- Esmaralda married Robert William John POWELL in 1930

11 July 1909 - 1994 John Garland Keith Cliff

Ellen Cliff died 6 August 1933 aged 53
- she is buried PLOT 694, ROW 40, BLOCK E2 at Timaru
John Cliff died 12 Sept 1939 aged 59
- he is buried with Ellen

by DebNZ on 2011-08-11 16:22:34

Thank you so much.

by CassandraR on 2012-03-11 03:31:18

Hi DebNZ,
My husbands family descends from George Bruce, the son of George Cliff & Mary Violetta Todd. Two of George Juniors daughters were named after his sisters - Coralina (Coral) & Iris.
Would love to hear from you, Cassandra

by Robine on 2012-03-24 04:19:23

Hi there... I am decended from Coralina (Coral) May Cliff - I'm not sure if it is the same one you are researching? My great-grandmother was Coral Cliff, she married Alex Trotter and they had two sons, John and James (my grandad). If this is the same Coral Cliff you are researching can you please contact me - robine@nzda.org.nz as I would love some more information.

by Robine on 2012-03-24 04:21:06

I forgot to add... my great-grandmother Coral Cliff was also from Winchester in the South Island.

by DebNZ on 2012-03-26 22:14:24

How cool is this? Two branches of my gt grandfather's family in just two weeks!

by DebNZ on 2012-03-26 22:15:06

Now we just have to find out what happened to the fourth sibling - Irena Cliff. Does anyone know?

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