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Re Loveday family of woodville NZ originally from Forncett Norfolk England

Journal by Pattied

For any Loveday's interested in their history I am originally Patricia Loveday born in Christchurch Nz in 1931 my grandfather William came out here on ship "schiaelleon" in 1874 with 6 other children and parents James and Lydia as assisted immigrants and were original settlers in Woodville, apparently there is a street named after them. They went on to have another 8 children in NZ.
Grandad Bill as we called him was an accomplished rifleman together with his brother George and team represented New Zealand at Bisley in England. According to "Papers Past" they went in 1902 and then in 1919 he
won the coveted King's Prize and was presented to Prince Albert and chaired around the camp. My brother William now deceased inherited his ability and it has now passed on to my son Gregory.
William's brother George had 9 children, amongst them was Alan Loveday who was a famous violinist, I have a CD of him performing in Vivaldi "The four seasons" at the Academy of St Martin in the Fields" conducted by Neville Marriner in 1969. I am hoping to go to Woodville to see if I can find any more history God willing.I have a great photo of the Bisley Team in 1902 but am not sure how to post it. Pattie

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on 2012-07-27 23:18:09

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by ngairedith on 2012-07-27 23:23:54

hi Pattied,
would love to see the photo of the Bisley Team

open your journal again and down the bottom right you will see a "Browse' button.
Click this and it will open your photos on your computer. Choose the photo from where you have it stored and press 'open', then 'click to submit' on the journal

by ngairedith on 2012-07-27 23:30:19

by Pattied on 2012-07-27 23:30:21

Hi ngairedith
Sorry but its just an old photo I have here and I will have to get one of my grandchildren to show me how to put it on the computer, then I will go from there. Pattie

by ngairedith on 2012-07-27 23:42:39

by barbidoll on 2012-07-28 05:11:39

There is a Loveday Road between Woodville and Dannevirke. It is a dead-end road that leads off Top Grass Road, Maharahara and runs toward the foot of the Ruahine Ranges. I lived on the farm for a period ( 1963-1967)

by ngairedith on 2012-07-28 05:25:29

we used to go along part of this road which ran across private land, to get to some great hunting (deer, pigs etc) and fishing in the clear creeks. Probably not allowed there these days ...

by Pattied on 2012-07-28 20:39:41

How lovely to have more info on Alan Loveday, my mother took me to the Town Hall in Chch to hear him I vaguely remember meeting him.
My sister Joan who lives in Auckland has been to Woodville and been photographed at the beginning of Loveday Road with cousin Mike Clifton and his wife Anne a couple of years ago. Mike is the son of Linda Loveday (not mentioned in the Loveday history) she married George Clifton and went to England to live. We called Aunty Linda (Paddy).
Ngairedith and Barbidoll are you related to the Lovedays or the Kemps? One day will try and visit the museum in Woodville God willing. Pattie

by jandel on 2012-11-16 20:51:28

I am a great granddaughter of Eliza Loveday - daughter of James and Lydia. I have recently made contact with desendants of Florence Loveday and Emily Loveday, both sisters of Eliza (and William etc). We are sharing information and in regular email contact.

Some of the above posted information has been verified and some is unfortunately incorrect.
e.g. most of the information on ...9 Grace Alice Loveday does not relate to Grace Loveday daughter of James and Lydia. Our Grace was only Grace b:15 June 1876 Waipawa New Zealand; d: 27 September 1953 Wellington Public Hospital from 7 Mein St Wellington New Zealand age 77 yrs; m:George CROSS 9 July 1906 at the residence of Mr FAB Ingpen (Eliza's husband) Gladstone St Woodville
...14 is Elizabeth May b:23 October 1884 Masterton Road Woodville New Zealand; d:15 January 1887 Woodville New Zealand age 2 yrs 3 months, known as May

I have other information so if anyone is interested please contact me and I am only ot happy to share it. Jan

by Pattied on 2012-11-17 18:34:58

Hi Jan
How lovely to find another relation. As I have said I am a grandaughter of William born in 1866, my father was John and his sisters were Norma, Grace, Vida and Linda.
I knew all of them very well except Linda who married a man named Clifton from England and went there to live. Their son Mike has been out here a couple of times.
According to above information there seems to be two women born before Dad. I'm not sure about them, they might have died before I was born, these things weren't spoken about in those days.
I do have a photo of 4 great aunts, I know one of them is Emily and Florence. My sister Joan passed it on to me. She is ten years younger and is keen to find family. I have a vague memory of my grandmother Elizabeth who was most unwell and died soon after, also have a photo of them at their marriage.
Would like to keep in touch. I am nearly 82 and of a different generation I think
Kind regards
Pattie (Dickson)

by Pattied on 2012-11-24 21:22:58

Hi Jan
Wondered if you had read my words above and had any more thoughts.
Here's hoping
Kind regards

by jandel on 2013-01-13 20:25:12

Hi Pattie, sorry have only just read this. I was expecting an email sorry. I am 61 with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Recently I have begun email conversations and sharing of information with descendants of Florence and Emily both sisters of George so it is exciting to find another member of the family. I have no record of any children before your Dad, John. If you would like to email me at [email protected] I would love to talk further.

Kind regards Jan

by jandel on 2013-01-15 14:33:23

Hi Pattie, forgot to add that the mother of the 2 girls mentioned above is Elizabeth Hawkins and William LOVEDAY. There was also another son Richard Francis b.1883. I have checked the birth entries so have verified this. Their William LOVEDAY was born in c1847 in Gloucestershire and married Elizabeth HAWKINS on 12 July 1870 at Parkend Gloucester. so not he same parents as your father John.

Kind regards Jan

by Pattied on 2013-01-15 18:09:40

Hi Jan
Nice to share information, and I started to send a message yesterday but I'll have to contact you shortly again. We have just had dreadful news. Our youngest grandaughter Caitlin Dickson has been killed in Kenya. We are devastated as you can imagine. When I can gather my thoughts together I will contact you again.
Many thanks for the info.

Kind regards

by jandel on 2013-01-16 01:17:08

Hi Pattie

What terrible heartbreaking news, i am so sorry to hear this. I had watched it on the news before reading this. Please accept my sincere sympathy and even tho i havent met you please know that my thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Just out of interest my eldest grandaughter is Caitlin.

Kind regards Jan

by BuzLoveday on 2016-04-15 19:40:40

I notice that no-one has posted on this page for a few years and wonder if any of you will read this...
I came across this site while looking at online obituaries for my father, Alan Loveday, who passed away earlier this week. It's very moving for me to discover all of this about his ancestors and extended family.
To clarify some of the information posted above - Alan was the only child of Leslie Loveday and his wife Margaret (nee Rickard). Leslie (my grandfather) died some time before I was born - I think it was in 1955. My grandmother Margaret died in 1984.
You may be interested to read my father's obituary published today in the Daily Telegraph:
I would love to hear from any of you.
Warm wishes,
Rosalind (known as Buz)

by ngairedith on 2016-04-15 21:18:22

thanks you Buz,
Alan's career as a successful soloist, orchestral leader and teacher culminated in his pivotal role a soloist with the world-renowned Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, directed by his long-time colleague Sir Neville Marriner.
To this day his recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Academy is regarded as one of the finest of its kind

here is a compilation of Alan's talent

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