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Looking for information on my grandparents from Wellington.

Query by sandi54

I am trying to find any info on my great-grand parents JOSEPH HENRYS & ELLEN STUART (NELLIE) and their son JOHN LOUIS HENRYS (grandfather) who was killed in a car accident in 1918, he was 31yrs old. He was married to PATRICIA JESSIE LUDLOW and they had a daughter DAPHNE PATRICIA. They lived in Lower Hutt Wellington.I would like to see if there are any photos of Joe,Nellie or John or if anyone has any other information. Thank you

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on 2012-07-22 08:18:03

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by janilye on 2012-07-22 08:38:43

John Louis Henrys, did he by any chance marry the Ludlow girl in Queensland?
I know the Ludlow family through previous research.

by janilye on 2012-07-22 08:54:52

The John Louis Henrys I'm thinking of was a purser on the ship Moeraki.
Queensland bd&m
MARRIAGES: 1915/C4188
Henrys John Louis
Ludlow Patricia Jessie

Patricia married again in 1919
1919/B23935 Hay John Seton
Henrys Patricia

by ngairedith on 2012-07-22 09:04:43

sandi and others are on HAY Family forum discussing the marriages of Patricia Jessie Ludlow

by janilye on 2012-07-22 09:30:27

The name John Louis Henrys has been niggling at me now I remember where I saw it.
I did some research for St.Joseph's College at Hurstville at the end of last year for a book they were writing about past pupils and I just found this article and John Louis was a pupil there.
Fatal Motor Accident

by sandi54 on 2012-07-22 09:50:46

Thank you for your prompt replys. Yes this is my grandparents Patricia Ludlow and John Henrys and her second husband John Hay. Any information on how to contact the Ludlows? The searches I do doesnt seem to bring up any info. Thanks

by janilye on 2012-07-22 10:40:51

Edmund John Ludlow b: 1849 Bristol England d: 1940 Ipswich, Queensland In 1873 in Queensland, married Sarah Jane MINOR b: 1853 in NSW d: 1944 Ipswich, Queensland. Mary Jane was the daughter of Sterling Minor and Margaret ROSS
The children of this marriage all born in Queensland were:-
Edmond Henry b:1874; Mary Elizabeth b:1876; Thomas Alfred Sterling b:1877;
Edwin John b:1879; Herbert Hughes b:1880; Sarah Ada Grace b:1882;
Ethel Mendham b: 1883; Agnes Gertrude b:1886; Victoria Laura b:1888;
Jessie May Patricia b:1890 d:1951
Albert Francis Loveday b:1891; and Harrold Vivian b:1893.
QLD. BDM
1891/C9655 Albert Francis Loveday Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Minor
1890/B45949 Jessie Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Miner
1886/C7033 Agnes Gertrude Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Miner
1883/C6058 Ethel Mendham Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Miner
1881/C4603 Herbert Hughes Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Minor
1882/C5190 Sarah Ada Grace Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Miner
1876/C5021 Mary Elizabeth Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Miner
1877/C5683 Thomas Alfred Sterling Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Minor
1874/C1634 Edmond Henry Ludlow Edmond John Sarah Jane Miner
1879/C6213 Edwin John Ludlow Edmund Sarah Jane Minor
1888/C8727 Victoria Laura Ludlow Edmund John Sarah Jane Miner
1893/C8691 Harrold Vivian Ludlow Edmund John Sara Jane Minor

by Kaimai21 on 2012-10-04 00:18:00

I am still confirming this but so far I have:

John Louis Henry
Births
1887/5815 Henry, John Louis. Mother- Ellen, Father-Joseph Edward

other children: Christina Emily b. 1889/4591 , Josephine Mary b.1892/1734 , Nellie Clare b.1893/612
( Ref: https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search.aspx?Path=%2fqueryEntry.m%3ftype%3dbirths )

1887/2564 Joseph Edward Henry married Ellen Stuart

J.E. Henry/s was a leading New Zealand horse racing handicapper And owner of a fruit and confectionery shop in Feilding where his name went from being Henry to Henrys
( Ref: http://www.pncc.govt.nz/content/136246/DOC%203%20Heritage%20part%202%20p18%20to%20117.pdf )

Still confirming:

J.E. Henry's father Joseph Henry married Christina Macky (McKay) 1864/5789 (my great great grand mother) they had a daughter Emily b. 1866/15198. We assume that Joseph jnr (J.E. Henry) was born else where as I can find no record yet of his birth. We think Joseph (senior) died 1870/1110 because Christina Henry remarries in 1870/5634 to my great great grandfather Emmanuel Dais and has more children including my great grand father William Dais and his sister Christina (the younger) were a newspaper article states is given away by her step brother J.E. Henry. Christina went on to marry Henry McClenaghan (other name to watch for in connection to the family)


I hope this is helpful.

by ngairedith on 2012-10-04 06:00:28

LOTS of info for Joseph on this site Palmerston North City Council ...

* J. E. ("Joe") Henrys became New Zealand's best-known racing Handicapper over a 45-year period, eventually having handicapped races for some 80 racing clubs throughout the country. His first appointment as a handicapper was with the Feilding Jockey Club in 1888 ...

* He first appears in December 1887 opening the Empire Fruit Shop and Confectionary in Fergusson Street, Feilding, next to the Empire Hotel. At this time his surname was referred as 'Henry' - including in adverts he placed in the newspaper. The Feilding Star does not refer to him as "Henrys" until 1907, although the Wises Directory had begun listing him as "Henrys" by 1902

* The 1902 Wises Directory lists Joe Henrys as a handicapper of Grant Road, Wellington. However, by the 1905-6 Wellington North Electoral Roll, the family lived in Thordon Quay - where they remained until at least the mid 1920s. Much of what little biographical informaiton that is available on Joe comes from reports of the death of his son, Jon Louis, who was killed in a car crash at Eketahuna on 13 September 1918, aged 31. John was also a hanidcapper (as well as being an agent for the Wairarapa Farmers' Co-operative Association) and at the time of his death, he was handicapping for the Masterton, Opunake, Stratford, Avondale, Marlborough and Rangitikei Racing Clubs. John and his mother Nellie (who died in 1924 aged 56) are buried together at Karori Cemetery, while another son, Stuart Joseph Henrys, died in 1928

... more at link

by sandi54 on 2012-10-13 08:50:28

Thank you all for your information. Apart from the info about the horseracing, all searches for Joe or his parents show nothing, that I can find anyway. There seems to be no trace of any births or marriages or deaths even. Was his father born in Ireland? I found some info about a Joesph Henrys born in Dublin(1835-94) who came to New Zealand and was a surgeon, he married Miss Armstrong (died 1891)settled in Wellington, could this be Joes parents?

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