peternathan , from Auckland, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2007. is researching the following names: NATHAN.
I am interested in finding out more about Jane Nathan born London 1832. I have copy of her parents marriage record, and spent much time trying to trace 'Henry' and the O'Carroll story.
Jane N = James Rapley + 5: James c.1856,Thomas Wellington 1858,William 1860,Jane Hearn c.1862, Mary Ann(Polly) 1864. Jane 1:Rapley 2: Ormsbee ran hotels in Wellington from 1886, after for some years runing the Prince of Wales Hotel in Wanganui, also the Waitotara Hotel. Jane Hearn Rapley married Robert Clark Higgie in 1883 and are my maternal great grandparents. I wish to establish also that Jane Nathan was taken and kept by some Maoris at one time - I am guessing it was related to her father arresting the perpetrators of the Gilfillan murders - 1845. If you have any information with regard to these matters please send a note thru this site.
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I have heard about Jane Nathan being taken by the Maoris but they seemed to think it was when she was a small child - 3 - 5 years old. This does not add up as she was approx 7 when they arrived in New Zealand and 15 years old when the Gilfillan Masacre happened. There is nothing in the old papers (that I have found so far) that has said anything about her being taken, there are stories of other people but not a Nathan kidnapping. Even in her obituary nothing is written of this...the plot thickens but I will keep at it.
Jane Frances Antoinette Nathan (daughter of Anthony Nathan) was my great great grandmother. Her husband, Trayton George Wickens, Photographer of Wellington, died from typhoid in May 1900 at the age of 26, leaving "Nettie" a widow with two young sons - Trayton Lyall Wickens, and John Nimrod Wickens (my grandfather) After Trayton George's death Nettie moved to Blenheim to stay with her older sister Alice Maud Nathan (married name Corry) and then in 1902 married a David Pirani, a newspaper publisher of Palmerston North (later of Cambridge, then a farmer and real estate agent of Auckland) Nettie died about 1906 - family oral history has it that she was in South Africa, although it does seem unlikely that David Pirani was ever in Sth Africa. I understand that Anthony Nathan, by that time Mayor of Taihape, went to South Africa to bring back his grandsons Trayton Lyall Wickens, and John Nimrod Wickens, and that he raised them in Taihape. Certainly my grandfather was in Taihape when he sat the Public Service Entrance Exam in 1914, or thereabouts. Does anyone know anything about the circumstances of Netties departure to Africa, or of Anthony Nathan's journey to rescue his grandsons? Stephen Wickens [email protected]
Jane Hearne Nathan & Henry Nathan are my maternal g g g grandparents. 1 of their sons is my gg grandfather Joseph Charles Nathan b in Wanganui 1846 married Emma Penfold in March 1868 Emma Died in 1889 and I believe he then Married Emma Penfolds sister Elizabeth Penfold. Joseph Charles died on 5 Jan 1908. Emma & Joseph had 5 children. (1 son 4 daughters?)
My great grandmother is the youngest child. Mabel Gertrude Nathan B 4/10/1881 & married John Francis Perry in 1906 & they had 3 daughters Emma Nathan Perry (my grandmother), Rona Perry & Frances Pascoe Perry.
I'd really like to know who the all the children of Emma Penfold & Joseph Charles Nathan are.
I am quite sure that Amy Beatrice Nathan b 1876 is a daughter.
I not certain but think I'm on the right track with
Charles Joseph Nathan b 11 Sep 1869 & d 1933 being the one son.
So that leaves me with 2 other daughters....that I can't find record of names. The only clue is on JC Nathans death Cert their ages were 37 & 34 in 1908.
Peter, my great grand parents were George Nathan and Mary Connery. If you pick up this message, could you email me at [email protected] Thanks
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