LynDC has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: MONTBOISSIERBEAUFORTCANIL, MONTBOISSIERBEAUFORTCANIL, JAMESREED and 1 other(s).
where is the old flagstaff
Not really sure. Suspect it may be where the Devonport esplanade now is, near the Esplanade Hotel (previously Flagstaff Hotel - where the Auckland ferry docks). History regarding the old Flagstaff Cemetery is vague. Auckland City council may be able to help in locating the site.
Victoria Road, bordering the Esplanade (now known also as Windsor Reserve); was previously Flagstaff Road, then Devonport & Lake road before being renamed Victoria.
"Flagstaff Road - Devonport. The original name for the area, the Road later became Devonport (probably after 1886), Lake and then Victoria Road. Note there was also a Flagstaff Terrace before 1886" - this info can be found at http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/populartopics/resourcepages/localhistory/streetnames/northshorestreetnames.aspx
LynDC Exciting to find this! I am writing a book about Ngahiraka, who married John Reed and need permission to use some of this info. You can find me on www.jillsjottings.orconhosting.net.nz
I know exactly where the Reeds lived at Stokes Point, around almost to the end of Shoal Bay immediately over Auckland Harbour bridge. John Reed married Ngahiraka after her "husband" Dr. Arthur Saunders Thomson died. JillK.
I have the family back to 1860s JillK
JillK again. Do you have a photograph of James or John Reed? I think I saw a tiny one on the web but it as difficult to see. Sarah Von Sturmer signed John and Ngahiraka's marriage cert as did a Samuel James Moss brick layer 2nd husband of Harriet Anne Reed.
John and Ngahiraka had a daughter (Elisa) Mary Reed, born 5 months after John died.
I have just been sent this link now that I have arrived in NZ. My name is Christine McMillan, I am from Lillian Von Sturmers family and live in Amsterdam. We have also had some research done but it would be great to connect. my email is [email protected]
Jill or Bob,Has your book on John and Nahiraka been published yet...Regards Peter
Have just been informed that Mt. Victoria Cemetery, Devonport, was originally known as Flagstaff.
to my knowledge in my records ,(tucked away somewhere) James and Agnes were buried at Stokes Point,Back then there was a John the Baptist Anglican church at stokes point , and said they were buried there, but no records exist , and there are none of the records for early Devonport either, as the council has lost them ,-as they always do, Rusty,( my grandmother was Rosina Menary,)
James Reed (Maurice Philippe de Montboissier) was buried on 13 October 1876 at a cemetery on Mt Victoria, Albert Road, Devonport in Auckland - plot 019, he was 84. I'm not sure about Agnes, but they did have a camp at Stokes Point and at some stage there was a cemetery near the point.
Back in 2006 I spoke to the then Sexton for the North Shore City Council, he said that the graves in top / original part of the Devonport cemetery were no longer marked or identifiable.
James Reed ran the first ferry service between the North Shore and Auckland city.
He was the son of French nobility, Count Maurice Philippe Claude de Montboissier Beaufort Canillac, they had to flee to England during the revolution, although some other sites state that James was born in the UK.
I do have some other information about James which a French friend has found for me online, so at some stage I will try and translate it.
I too am a direct descendant of James, our family is from Riwaka, near Nelson. My Great-Great Grandfather is William Reed born in Auckland 1844 to James Reed and Te Kahumahinga (Agnes).
We must be related lol
I am a great great granson of James Reed (Count,Maurice Philippe de Montboissier Beaufort Canillac), descending from James's youngest daughter Alice Reed and her husband Ignatius Massek Gee. In answer to Waitakere33, it was not James Reed (M.P. de Montboissier) aged 84 who was buried on 13 October 1876 at Mt. Victoria,Devonport, but James Reed's son James, born 1849, who was buried there, age 27. Our records show that James (Jnr) was born on 5 October 1849 and died on 13 October 1876, buried the same day on Mt.Victoria, plot 19, whereas James (Snr)died on 23 November 1876,buried on 25 November 1876, location of burial not clear.One source says he was buried on Northcote Point while another says he was buried at Pompallier Cemetery, Birkenhead. James (Snr) was born at Hampstead, in the London area, on 28 October 1792 while James (Jnr) was born at Northcote, Auckland, on 5 October 1849.
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