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Mary Ann HARMAN + George EDEN - Nelson

Journal by ngairedith

Mary Ann HARMAN (1855-1897)
was born in Nelson, New Zealand
her parents were Alfred James HARMAN (1830-1895) & Jane WINTER (1832-1909)
her paternal grandparents were Thomas HARMAN (1808-1875) & Ann BLICK (1807-1882) from Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England & buried Wakapuaka cemetery, Nelson
her maternal grandparents were William WINTER (1805-1847) & Harriet HUNT (1809-1883) from Selborne, Hampshire, England & buried in Nelson (her grandmother Harriet remarrying in Nelson in 1853 to Samuel WELLS 1810-1877 who had first married Martha HOLLOWAY (1814-1852) in 1833 in Shalden, Hampshire, buried Nelson)

Mary Ann Harman married George EDEN (1854-1930) in 1873

they had 13 known CHILDREN
NOTE of interest
there is a name 'Royce' that runs through these families, see children #2 #3 & #12

... 1
1873 - 1929 Ada Lena Eden
- Ada married John Henry Christian FANSELOW (1871-1957) in 1897
- their known children:
* 1899 - Florence Annie Fanselow
* 1900 - Ida Elizabeth Fanselow
* 1903 - Elma Dorothy Fanselow
* 1906 - John Hector Fanselow
ADA died 4 January 1929 aged 55


... 2
1875 - 1956 James Robert Eden
- born in Nelson 10 May 1875
- James married Ethelinda KERR (1878-1956) in 1900
- Ethelinda was a daughter of William Palmer KERR (1850-1882) & Eliza WALKER (1853-1930). Her father William was born in Waimea South, Nelson on 8 May 1850 to Peter Kerr & Ann Palmer. He died aged 32 of pneumonia 25 Nov 1882 in Wanganui
NOTE A great, granddaughter of William Palmer Kerr's brother, (Kenneth Kemn Kerr) Vonda Ivy Kerr, married Theodore Royce Baigent son of Royce Alfred Baigent (see child 12 below)
JAMES died 26 June 1956 aged 81


... 3
1877 - 1906 Elizabeth Anne Eden
- Elizabeth married Frank BONNINGTON (1876-1943) in 1899
see a photo of Elizabeth & Frank & baby Frances
- their 5 children:
* 1899 - 1957 Minnie Bonnington
- Minnie married George William Selwood (1885-1921) in 1917
- they had a daughter:
1919 - 1967 Frances Annie Royce Selwood, (see also child 2 & 12 for Royce)
GEORGE died 26 April 1921 aged 36
- Minnie next married George Millison (1892-1968) 3 May 1922
* 1900 - 1972 Olive Bonnington
* 1902 - 1970 Hartley Fleetwood Bonnington
- Hartley married Olivia Melvia Lovell in 1945 (Melvia remarried in 1951)
* 1903 - 1978 Cecil Bonnington
- Cecil married Margaret Helen Low & had 5 children
* 1906 - 1906 Mona Elizabeth Ellen Bonnington
ELIZABETH died aged 29, along with her 3 week old daughter Mona
Marlborough Express, 22 November 1906
TOP VALLEY COACH CAPSIZES IN THE WAIRAU

- DRIVER AND TWO PASSENGERS DROWNED
... The Top Valley coach, which left Blenheim at 10 o'clock yesterday in charge of driver Frederick Waskett (a man of about 40), met with a shocking accident when crossing the North Bank ford, a distance of about 22 miles from here. From the very inadequate details to had at 2 o'clock, it would appear that the coach must either have struck against a boulder or got into a deep hole. The coach carried as passengers, a man named Bolton, Mrs Frank Bonnington, of Top Valley, and her little baby a fortnight old.
Indications point to the fact that when the three were drowned no help was available. The disaster apparently did not become known for many hours and all that reached Blenheim concerning it last night was a rumour that gave little indication of the nature or extent of the accident.
The circumstances surrounding the case of Mrs Bonnington are peculiarly sad. This lady (who was formerly a Miss Eden, of Nelson) was only 29 years of age. She had been in Blenheim for her confinement, and was returning hone with her baby.
Bolton, who was saved, is a partner of Mr Ocean Thompson in a mining venture and was a stranger to the district.
Definite news only came to hand here this morning somewhere between 10 and 11 o'clock, and as soon as possible Sergt.-Major Mason despatched a party of police, with a boar, to recover the bodies of the man and the child.
Waskett was a man of 42 years, and has been driving the express to the Top Valley for two years. he was a most steady, reliable man. He was single, and had no relatives in the district, so far as is known.
Mrs Bonnington's body had been found when the news was sent. She was an old resident of the district and leaves a young family of four children
Mr Frank Bonnington had left home at 4 a.m. yesterday for the Show and must have missed the party in the coach on the way
more particulars on the Marlborough Coach Accident
- Elizabeth's husband Frank next married her sister Mary Ann Eden (1888-1950) in 1909


... 4
1879 - 1948 Henry Eden
- born 14 March 1879
- Henry married Jessie Paxton ALLAN (1886-1935) in 1918
- their known children:
* 1919 - 1988 Jessie Paxton Eden
* 1920 - 1977 James Moray Eden
* 1927 - 1992 George Edward Eden
HENRY died 13 August 1948 aged 69


... 5
1881 - 1956 Jane Ellen Eden
- born 17 January 1881
- Jane married Archibald Alexander McCALLUM (1886-1963) in 1908
- their known children:
* 1908 - Ellen Fawcett McCallum
* 1909 - Florence Mona McCallum
* 1911 - Elsie McArtney McCallum
* 1913 - Keith John McCallum
* 1915 - Isabel McCallum
* 1921 - Alexander James McCallum
JANE died 18 January 1956 1 day after her 75th birthday


... 6
1882 - 1951 Edith Emily Eden
- born 1 December 1882 in Nelson
- Edith married Karaitaiana Rawiri DAVIS
- they had 3 known children:
* 1905 - 1994 Ena Caroline Davis
* 1906 - 1975 Hannah Davis
- Hannah married Roderick Taharangi Grey (1903-1977)
* 1908 - 1981 John Phillip Davis
EDITH died 23 May 1951 aged 68


... 7
1884 - 1947 Edwin Clemens Eden
- born in Nelson
- Edwin married Sarah Louisa BRYANT (1888-) in 1913
- Sarah was 1 of 6 children of Josiah William Jeffreys BRYANT (1847-1934) & Emily Fanny SWAFFORD (1868-1955) and her maternal great grandparents were John Ings-Daysh & Elizabeth Clark
- the 2 known children of Edwin & Sarah:
*1914 - 2005 Gwendoline Eden
- Gwendoline married Charles Matthews (1908-1955) & had 3 children
*1918 - 2012 Lorna Jean Eden
- Lorna married ? Love & had 3 children
EDWIN died 27 February 1947 in Linkwater aged 62


... 8
1886 - 1968 Ethel May Eden
- born 29 August 1886
- Ethel married David Joshua PROSSER (1888-1958) in 1912 & had a son
- David was a well known JP & Maori elder. A son of Joshua PROSSER & Raiha 'Eliza' Waitohi PUAHA
ETHEL died 14 January 1968 aged 81


... 9
1888 - 1950 Mary Ann Eden
- born 13 August 1888
- Mary Ann married Frank BONNINGTON in 1909
- he was the widower of her sister Elizabeth above
- their known daughters:
* 1911 - 1967 Lulu Victoria Bonnington
- Lulu married Athol Lewsham Legge & had 5 chldren
* 1916 - 1984 Trixie Belle Bonnington
- Trixie married Ivan Mortimer & had 4 children
MARY ANN died 1 September 1950 aged 62


... 10
1890 - 1961 Alexander 'Alec' Eden
- born 22 December 1890
- no spouse found for Alec
- he served in WWI as Trooper 7/1065 with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 5th Reinforcements. He enlisted from Upper Spring Creek and embarked from Wellington 13 June 1915, his next of kin being his father George Eden at Grove, Picton
- he was the best man for Lewis SIGGLEKOW on 31 March 1920 when he married Alison THORN (both of Richmond)
ALEC died 14 February 1961 aged 70


... 11
1892 - 1923 George Eden
- born 9 Nov 1892
Hawera & Normanby Star, 30 January 1923 EKETAHUNA, A young man named George Eden was killed instantly at Escott's timber mill at Putara this morning. He was caught in a pulley, and his head was dashed against a log. Deceased belonged to the South Island
GEORGE is buried Plot 41, Block 22 at Omaka cemetery


... 12
1894 - 1975 Florence Minnie Eden
- born in Picton 31 Oct 1894
- Florence married Darcy Ovid Felix Edward BAIGENT (1894-1974) in 1916
- Florence & Darcy had: (& 3 others)
* 1916 - 1916 unnamed infant born on Christmas Day
- Darcy was a son of Felix Albert Ernest BAIGENT (1866-1929) & Hellen Eliza McNABB (1872-1948)
NOTE a grandson of Felix & Hellen Baigent, Theodore Royce Baigent (by their son Royce Alfred Baigent), married a great, great, granddaughter of Peter & Ann Kerr (see child 2 above)
FLORENCE died 24 July 1975 in Wanganui. The children of Felix & Hellen were:
1894 - 1974 Darcy Ovid Felix Edward Baigent
1886 - Cora Annie Hilda Baigent
1898 - 1980 Maurice William Baigent
1905 - 1921 Wyvern Eric Baigent
1910 - 1980 Royce Alfred Baigent
- Royce married Vonda Ivy Kerr (& the Royce name continues today)
DARCY died 20 Feb 1974 in Wanganui aged 79
FLORENCE died 24 July 1975 in Wanganui aged 80


... 13
1897 - 1897 unnamed baby Eden
- this baby was born (& died) 20 Aug 1897 & buried in the plot with Mary Ann who died 2 months later (but that info not on database), database has that an 'Eden' was buried in Plot 30, Block 25 at Picton. I believe it is this baby

MARY ANN Eden died 20 Oct 1897 aged 42
- she is buried Plot 29, Block 25 at Picton cemetery
23 Oct 1897 On October 20th, at Picton, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of George Eden, daughter of Mrs A. J. Harman, Brightwater, Nelson, in her 43rd year

George Eden died 11 April 1930 aged 76

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