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looking for Elspeth Crichton SYME

Query by sapienta

Born New Zealand 1868

F = David Andrew SYME
M = Jean (nee WANN)

Anybody got any ideas?


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on 2009-05-06 05:16:54

sapienta , from Wellington, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2009. is researching the following names: SYME, WYSE.

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by allycat on 2009-05-06 17:11:10

A perusal of Birth, Death and Marriage - Historical Records - NZ reveals the following information.

Elspeth Crichton SYME married in 1888 registration no.3186 New Zealand to William Brown HOOD.

I can find records for at least five children born to the couple:-

Clarence Findlay HOOD born 1889 NZ
Ivy Iris HOOD born 1896 NZ
Hector Dundonald HOOD born 1900 NZ
William Noga HOOD born 1905 NZ
John Brown HOOD born 1908 NZ

Elspeth Crichton HOOD died in 1956 NZ aged 87 years. Her husband William Brown HOOD died in 1908, same year as youngest child was born.


by sapienta on 2009-05-06 18:23:01

Hi Allycat

I still very new at this game, but getting better.

Elspeth Crichton (sometimes ka Elsie)[Syme] Hood was my great Grandmother; my Grandmother was Ivy Iris.

I too had identified the children, but there is a possibility [still checking] that there may have been a daughter Margaret [ka Madge] born in 1894.

I can remember contact, as a child, with Uncles Hec and Noga, and knew Uncle Jack [John] very well.

What I want to do is to trace siblings, parents and ancestors of Elspeth C Syme if I can, back to the UK. My understanding is that she [or her family] may have been from Fyfe in Scotland.

Looking forward to any help

by allycat on 2009-05-07 01:25:09

You will now have to go through the tried and true process of purchasing the various birth, death and marriage certificates on your ancestors and family until you get enough concrete information to pursue them on the various Census years.

Do you have a tree online somewhere? A good start is the free TribalPages site, or if you want live collaboration from other relatives all over the world, goto Geni.


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