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Query by Bubbles23

I have been here before but had a different e-mail address.

I am looking for my mother's family at this time, her parents were Arthur Frederick PRUDEN/Hannah Elizabeth BLOOMFIELD.

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on 2009-09-10 17:03:56

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by allycat on 2009-09-11 03:08:23

Birth, Death & Marriage - Historical Records of New Zealand

Children of Arthur Frederick (Fred) PRUDEN & Hannah Elizabeth:-

Leslie John PRUDEN born 1897
Ethel Vera PRUDEN born born 1898
Arthur Harold PRUDEN born 1900
Lilian Winifred PRUDEN born 1901
Bethel Thelma PRUDEN born 1907


by Karnie on 2010-04-22 04:49:03

Hi Bubbles,
There was another child and her name was Olive Freda Pruden born 1914
she was my Grandmother

by kingarther on 2010-05-08 06:47:12

hi bubbles,
my great grandfather was george pruden who married mary ann williams my great grandmother. there children were winnie/wells, letty/jones-crumps, gertrude/hagan,lance,albert,ernest. my grandmother gertrude married james edward patrick hagan, my father john albert hagan was one of their 10 children. albert and ernest were painters, and ernest i believe has paintings turnball library wellington n.z and possibly in either sydney or melbourne galleries. ernest signed his name g.e.pruden. albert died in first war. i am told were are related to pierre paul prud'hon the great french artist, he changed his name to the french version. i have heaps more information if you like to email me and maybe share what you have with me vice a versa cheers. [email protected]

by Bubbles23 on 2010-05-10 03:58:00

To kingarthur from Bubbles23,
Mary Ann Williams is also my Great-Grandmother, her father was John Williams,and her mother was Eliza Mary Wood.
Mary Ann also had a brother,Thomas Arthur. They both came out by ship with their mother, who was the matron of the single women.
I have other information as well.
Mary Ann wood/ George Pruden (also known as Eugene George)Children:
Letitia Mary Pruden 1865
Gertrude 1868
George Ernest 1870
Albert Thomas 1872
Arthur Frederick 1876
Winifred Ada 1880
Lancelot Harold 1882

From there I go fowards.

by kingarthur123 on 2010-05-23 00:32:42

hi bubbles i have all the above information...plus more in my tree gertrude married james edward patrick hagan they were my fathers parents, they had ten children i have all this info as well what do you need to know.

barbara (kingarthur)

by kingarthur123 on 2010-05-23 07:25:59

hi bubbles i have just found a message on findia net about you looking for families pruden and hagan and that john albert hagan was your father, well if we are talking about the same john albert hagan son of james edward and gertrude pruden he was my father i have just a few minutes ago found his marriage cert. to maude emily violet campbell, which i knew about but couldnt prove...found it online....there is a story to tell here if you are my half sister please email me on [email protected] and we will unravel this because i know something. barbara

by kingarthur123 on 2010-05-23 08:22:54

sorry bubbles i have jumpted the gun apparently your grandfather and my grandmother gertrude pruden were brother and sister, your mother and my father 1st cousins my fathers name was john albert hagan, i dont know how your fathers name could be john albert hagan as well maybe you can fill me in it is a puzzle. what was your mothers name maiden and married and what is your name.

by paul_naylor on 2010-05-24 04:38:59

I'm a relative of george pruden ( B 1842 bethnal green london)
George's parents , James pruden and sarah ogier would be my gt gt gt grandparents.

Would love to find out more about G E pruden the artist , I have a fair bit of info which may be of interest.



by kingarthur123 on 2010-05-24 06:54:05

hi paul,my great uncle was g.e.pruden born 1870 the great artist, his sister gertrude pruden was my grandmother on my fathers side. you will find a painting done by him at the turnball library n.z. his brother albert born 1872 was also an artist, he died at an early age. james and sarah were my gg grandparents. his father also g.e.pruden remarried at the age of 71 to eva clayton and adopted her three year old daughter betty pruden. he died a few years later and there was a big upset in the family of the inheritance, eva inherited everything. if you have some info that you could pass onto me i would be greatful. cheers

by paul_naylor on 2010-05-29 23:06:53


I have copy of G E Pruden's bankrupcy files from the national archives in christchurch , each individual page is a photograph , It gives a great insight into his life and personal belongings , let me know if this is interest


by kingarthur123 on 2010-06-05 22:59:45

hi paul yes i would be interested thank you my email address is [email protected] if i can assist you in any way let me know.

by kingarthur123 on 2010-06-07 01:39:55

hi paul forgot to give you my email address it is [email protected]
g.e. prudon the artist also has paintings in either the sydney or melbourne galleries, it is said that he was related to pierre paul prudhon the the french artist/

by janetcr on 2010-11-17 00:41:16

hi all my greatgrandfather was george ernst pruden,my grandmother [his daughter] lilian ada pruden [married name cavanagh]my mother ada phillis cavanagh [ heenan & mcleod],myself janet elizabeth nee heenan [kinkelaar & now currie-robson]my daughters nadine anne [kinkelaar]dereck and selena gonda kinkelaar
I have 2 paintings by goerge ernest pruden Mt Cook over Lake Tekapo and mt cook over lake tekapo another angle,My daughter is interested in the family tree and i have inherited quite a bit of paper work, photos and other details , would welcome contact from interested people, regards [email protected]

by janetcr on 2010-11-17 01:17:56

by Mozzie on 2011-02-06 06:08:27

hi all, not a relative, i think! but, i do have a painting by j a pruden. probably done from the desert road somewhere. it was framed by harwoods ltd in 12/1926. seems that the framer went by the surname of watisland? (gender unknown). have seen work by g e pruden and this is very similar in style. i purchased 2 at the same time, the other was signed t a pruden, totally different style, i sold that and kept this one of the mountain with a stream and native bush in the foreground. around 1981 i contacted a person by the name of pruden in the new plymouth, taranaki or wanganui area but they were unable to help. the painting is on canvass, oak frame that seems to be original although the backing seems to have been altered or maybe just deteriorated with time. it could do with a clean but i have never found anyone local that i would trust with it.

have never logged onto a forum like this b4, hope it reaches one of you all. Mike

by ngairedith on 2011-02-06 06:33:32

Hi Mike,
are you able to upload a photo of this painting so we can have a look ??

by jenty on 2012-01-25 00:55:14

by jenty on 2012-01-25 00:55:42

by jenty on 2012-01-25 00:55:58

by anafred on 2014-02-28 23:35:43

Hi My grandmothers maiden name was Lillian Winifred PRUDEN she was born in Eltham (Mangatoki) New Zealand on 26 Feb 1901 She married William John Campbell CAVANAGH, Date of death on my records is 15 August 1977. Any information you can supply will be gratefully recieved. Ive not long started researching and thought this site may be a good starting point :)

by anafred on 2014-02-28 23:50:48

Karnie, Olive Freda PRUDEN was my great aunty

by anafred on 2014-03-07 20:28:21


J. A. PRUDEN painting there is a possibility this was done by one of the wife's. I have seen paintings by Lancelots wife which are in very similar style to G. E. Prudens work.

by brunomk3 on 2014-09-25 22:10:16

Hi i am the grandson of John Cavanagh and Lillian Pruden. I know some of our history from what my father told me. If i can help i will try my email is [email protected]

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