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

Query by DebNZ

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.

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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 - [email protected] 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?

by niccijp on 2015-11-22 02:38:27

I'm looking for a George Robert Cliff who married Winifred Mary and they had a daughter, Constance Ngaio Anna (born 1906) and married William Stephen Wilson in 1930. William Stephen Wilson (born 1907) is the brother of my grandmother, Myrtle Irene McLeely (nee Wilson) born 1898 of the large Wilson Family from Mangonui, Northland. There was also Nettie (born 1897), Nancy Evelyn (born 1899), Ivy (born 1904) and the youngest, Ivy (born 1912). Not sure if this is the same Cliff family. Hope that you can help.

by DebNZ on 2015-11-22 13:44:40

Hi there

George Robert is not part of my Cliff family unfortunately.


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