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MILTON marriages New Zealand 1855-1929

Journal by ngairedith

the known MILTON marriages in New Zealand 1855-1929

Archie Milton (1886-1951)
- married Mabel Emma CROWE (1890-1980) in 1916

George Milton
- married Ripeku Te PUREI in 1916

John James Milton
- married Margaret Annie STAPLETON in 1911

Thomas Milton
- married Mary BIRD in 1855

Thomas Milton (1834-1886)
Thomas was a Police Constable in Auckland, Timaru & Wellington
- married Martha MOFFITT (1844-) 26 Sep 1865, Methodist Church, Auckland
- the known children of Thomas & Martha:
1866 - 1866 Edward Milton (aged 12 hours)
1866 - 1866 James Milton (aged 24 hours)
1867 - 1867 Martha Agnes Milton (aged 4 hours)
1868 - 1868 Charles Edward Milton (aged 22 days)
Martha's maiden name may have been Lammas or Brock, (research continuing) HOWEVER, she had a son in 1865, William James Moffitt and appears to have spent most of her time in the South Island as a singer - see this journal, so possible this is not the same Martha??. It was in 1868/69 that Martha again became Martha Moffitt (researching as to why/how, possibly by marrying George Moffitt (1838-1879) on 6 Sep 1869 using the name Martha Griffen?? - first?? husband Thomas did not die until 10 years later. Divorce not found). George was on the goldfields in the South Island. They had 5 children in the South Island (her 1st son William James Moffitt made 6)
GEORGE died 23 Jan 1879 in Waikaia aged 40
Southland Times, 24 January 1879 One of our oldest and most respected residents, Mr George Moffitt, died on Thursday last, after a few days; illness. He leaves a wife and six young children to mourn his loss. About 120 residing in the district (including members of the I.O.O.F.,M.U., of which he was a member), on Saturday last showed their last mark of esteem and respect by following his remains to the cemetery
THOMAS died 8 March 1886 in Wellington Hospital aged 52 & buried Bolton st cemetery
Evening Post, 9 March 1886 Constable Thomas Milton, a very old and respected member of the Police Force in this city, died in the Wellington Hospital this morning after 8 o'clock. Milton, who was 52 years of age and a native of Hampshire, England, was seized with illness on the 25th of January last, and his complaint, which first of all was congestion of the liver, subsequently developed into other disorganisations, until eventually the system succumbed to the attacks. "Old Tom," as he was familiarly termed, was a universal favourite with everyone, and his genial face and grand resonant voice will not be speedily forgotten in the magistrate's Court, in which for the past four years he had officiated as orderly. Constable Milton arrived in the colony in 1860 with the second detachment of his regiment (the 65th), in which he was a sergeant. He served with his company in the Maori troubles, and for his services was decorated with the New Zealand medal. He subsequently received his discharge, and joined the Armed Constabulary on 1st September 1863, and was transferred from the field force to the general police in September 1878, since which time he had done duty in this city. His comrades are anxious, if the rules of the service permit of it, that the deceased should be accorded a military funeral. In the magistrate's Court this morning, Mr Wardell alluded in feeling terms to the death of Constable Milton. His Worship expressed regret at the sad occurrence, and observed that it was singular how frequently once familiar faces were dropping out of sight.

Thomas James Milton
- married Evelyn Agnes WOODWARD in 1906

Amy Constance Milton
- married Dundonald Alexander Crawford BRUCE in 1914

Charlotte Milton
- married Daniel ROXBURGH in 1862

Eva Laurel Milton
- married Ralph Wakefield PETTIT in 1910

Florence Nightingale Milton
- married Fred CHRISTMAS in 1913

Georgina Milton
- married Gilbert BROWN in 1927

Helen Annie Milton
- married Edward Thomas GIBSON in 1928

Jane Milton
- married William DURIE in 1883

Martha Annie Milton
- married George HONEYMAN in 1898

Mary Ann Milton
- married James RIDLER in 1871

Maud Emily Milton
- married Michael WATERS in 1920

Priscilla Ann Milton
- married William Presley RASH in 1891

Violet Ellen Milton
- married Colin Russel COOPER in 1921

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by ngairedith on 2014-09-28 05:08:55

could anyone help Meury73 sort out Martha Lammas/Brock/Joyce/Milton/Griffin above
see also Looking for marriage of Martha Lammas to T Griffin

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Subject: Moffitt Lammas
To: ngairedith
From: Meury73
Date: 2014-09-27 23:23:52

Hello Ngaireedith
Just to say firstly that I appreciate the messages that you have placed on two of my journals. I am new on this message board, so am still finding my way about it, and its possibilities.
I have just noticed that a part of your Milton research shows a NZ marriage between Thomas Milton and Martha Moffitt in 1865. I am curious to know more about this marriage. Hope I got the location right. I have lost the place now!
My Martha Lammas did not become Moffitt until 1868, and the marriage above was in 1865, so I did not take much notice at first. The dates don't make sense, and the names would be in the wrong order, but I still want to follow the trail for a bit. I can't help thinking about whether Milton could look like Griffin, when I think of the wild Ms and Gs that appeared in handwritten capital letters of the time.
See what far-fetched ideas I go with? Quite often they work for me too.
The Moffitts were on the Australian goldfields at the same time as the Lammas family. Here's an odd scenario. Martha used Lammas/Brock/Lammas to suit the situation. What if she had gone to NZ with/as a Moffitt, and then, still using the name Moffitt, married Thomas Milton when she changed her mind. Then, of course she must have decided on George Moffitt again to make this work.
It sounds ridiculous, but so do many situations on the goldfields. Milton is as close as I have got to Griffin, unless I try to find out if Thomas Griffin, the murderer who was executed in 1868, tricked our Martha as he tricked a number of other women. Another wild possibility is the Professor Griffin, phrenologist, who appeared in the same shows on the goldfields as did a Martha/Miss/Mrs Griffin. Our Martha did have a continued involvement in the musical world through her life in church activities as well as on the stage for the rest of her life.
I would be grateful if you could direct me to any other details for the Martha Moffitt in the the Moffitt/Milton marriage.


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