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looking for Newtons, John Henry and Edward Prebble who arrived in New Zealand 1859 from Deal Kent

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I am a descendant of Edward Prebble Newton and are interested in making contact with other descendants from Edward and John and finding out more about them and the stories of their families in NZ

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on 2013-10-06 14:55:54

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by Honeymeade on 2015-07-01 04:13:25

I am also a Descendant of Edward Prebble Newton and Sarah (nee Fittall). My line comes down from Edward Henry Newton born 1862 Christchurch.

by Honeymeade on 2015-07-01 04:20:35

I am also a Descendant of Edward Prebble Newton and Sarah (nee Fittall). My line comes down from Edward Henry Newton born 1862 Christchurch.

by newstarr on 2015-07-01 05:22:59

Thank you for responding. My line is from the eldest son Joseph born in Deal, Kent arriving in Christchurch aboard the Mystery in March 1859. Joseph had eight children. In 1900 he shifted north to Gisborne with a number of his children, the married stayed in Timaru or Christchurch. Edward Prebble joined him a couple years later. The sixth child of Joseph, also called Edward Henry, was my grandfather. he was born 1884 in Sanditown, near Timaru and moved to Gisborne. He meet and married my grandmother in Nelson, where my mother was born. My granparents separated and Edward Henry went to the West Coast and worked in the mines as a mechanic. He is buried in Hokitika. I would love to learn more about the family. Glen

by Honeymeade on 2015-07-04 05:31:28

Hi Glen, I would be very happy to share what I know of my line. I did not know just where Edward Prebble had died. Surprised that some family moved to Gisborne as that is where I am living. Edward Henry my Gr grandfather moved to Picton. He married Caroline Napeth Wilkes in 1883 in Timaru. They had 5 children. Both are buried in Picton. Their youngest son was my Grandfather. b.1894 in Blenheim. His name was Thomas William Newton. He married Elizabeth Fitzsimons. Both died in Palmerston North.
My Great Uncle Fredrick Albert was also born in Sandytown . Sandra

by newstarr on 2015-07-04 19:21:12

Thanks for replying and sharing. Edward Prebble and Joseph are buried at Taruheru Cemetery registration 1/150. There are a large number of descendants of Joseph in Gisborne and I intend to get down there (live in Auckland)and meet-up. Their web-site is TeAuWebSite on MyHeritage.com. One/some of Joseph's children married into a Maori family. I have tried to make contact with the manager but to no avail.
Your gr grandfather Edward Henry continually showed-up on the census results alongside my grandfather Edward Henry, when he was still in Nelson, and this confused me, but I assumed that it was probably a relative because of the name repetition. Fortunately / unfortunately The family were not very inventive when it came to names. The census records for Timaru also showed that other sons of Edward P were still there. The name pattern goes back to Deal to Edward P's siblings and then again to his Father James's siblings. When I survey the Christchurch census data it difficult to distinguish the descendants of Edward P and his brother John
I look forward to keeping in contact and sharing. If you are happy to share e-mail addresses and phone I am happy to.

Glen (short for Glenys)

by Honeymeade on 2015-07-04 20:53:13

Glenys I would like to have email contact. If you are happy please text email to 021 171 0687 I will reply with details. Sandra

by newstarr on 2015-07-04 22:10:52


Pleased that you happy to make contact.
I am not big on using a cell phone and only carry one for emergencies at the insistence of my children, but they have learnt that I do not have it on and do not pick up messages they might send.
My e-mail is [email protected] I look forward to a sharing of knowledge. I have been pottering away for 12 + years. Mum never talked about the Newton side of her family because of her parents separation. I only started to join the dots as I tracked her father back and was able to verify that I had the correct family when I identified his eldest sister - Mary Josephine (my God-mother) and little things she had told me fitted into place. It also fitted with a family trip to Gisborne when I was around 10 to visit some of mum's cousins whose only on-going connection was by Christmas cards. From that I was able to piece how, why and when the family came to
NZ. I have had phone / e-mil link with the museum in South Canterbury but want to get down there as well as Gisborne. The rest has been filled-in with research.

by kmyron on 2018-01-21 20:50:44

Hi both,

I'am also a relative of Edward Prebble Newton and Sarah (nee Fittall). They are my 3rd great grandparents. I have built an extensive tree, on ancestry.com, as a close relative kept good records. I can share it with you both, and if you have more information that would be great.

My line is through their son, Joseph Edward Newton m. Bridget Kelly (I cant find anything at all on her). He appears to have married again to Elizabeth Hollard (but no children to her).

Their son, my grandfather, James Henry Newton m. Marion (Josephine) Hickton. She appears to have married again, and had no children to Alfred Beeby.


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