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the 15 children of Elizabeth Ophelia Isabella TIDD - Nelson & Taranaki New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

Elizabeth Ophelia Isabella TIDD was born on 15 June 1852 in Nelson

she was the first New Zealand born child of:
Thomas Samuel TIDD (1818-1877] & Elizabeth EYLES (1814-1899) who married on 16 July 1840 in Greyfriars, Newgate, London and then 2 months later emigrated from England to Nelson NZ on the MARY ANN which left Downs on 24 Sept 1841, arriving into Nelson on 8 Feb 1842
- with Thomas & Elizabeth Tidd was 6 year old Esther Tidd who was born on 18 May 1834 in England (she could have been the daughter of EITHER Thomas or Elizabeth OR daghter of both) Elizabeth had her 3 year old daughter, Ezra Eyles with her. Ezra died during the voyage on 19 Oct 1841 at Lat 30.59N Long 19.3W
- also on board the Mary Ann were Elizabeth's parents
(our Elizabeth Tidd's grandparents) Daniel & Jane (nee PRIMMER) TIDD and their 5 other children

- her father Thomas Tidd had been a Policeman in London, he became a Brewer in Nelson

(our) Elizabeth 'Bessie' TIDD married Samuel PROSSER
on 22 June 1870 in St Peter's Church, Wellington by the Reverend A. STOCK

Samuel Prosser was born in 1844 in London
- he died on 30 December 1895 aged 51
- an inquest was held in Opunake on 31 December 1896 on the body of Samuel Prosser, an old settler of the colony. A verdict of natural causes was returned
- he was buried on 31 December 1896 in Old Plot 18 (New Plot 338) - Block E at Opunake Cemetery General Interdenominational with wife Elizabeth

Elizabeth remarried on 3 March 1897 to Christopher ROWLANDS (1854-1904)
- she was 44 and he was 42
- Christopher was a Watchmaker and Jeweller in the main street of Opunake where Elizabeth's son Claude Thomas was an apprentice from 1898. In 1903 Claude took over Christopher's business with his brother Rowley (Rowland Tidd Prosser), they called it Prosser Brothers

Elizabeth & Christopher had a daughter:
#15 - Mary Elizabeth Rowlands on 14 July 1899
- Mary married Walter Ernest HOPKINS (1899-1965) in 1923
- Walter was a son of Henry HOPKINS & Annie McGREGOR
- Mary Elizabeth died in 1976 aged 77

Christopher Rowlands died on 22 December 1904 aged 50

Elizabeth died on XMAS DAY - 25 December 1934 aged 83
- she was buried on 27 December 1934 in Old Plot 18 (New Plot 338) - Block E at Opunake Cemetery General Interdenominational with her 1st husband Samuel Prosser (under the name of Rowlands)

This is a wonderful FAMILY PHOTO taken at the wedding of Samuel & Elizabeth's daughter Isabel Clare when she married Thomas Charles EVERSFIELD in 1917
- Elizabeth (now Mrs Rowlands) is seated 2nd row, far right with large feathery hat

the 14 children of Elizabeth TIDD & Samuel PROSSER were:

#1

21 July 1871 - Samuel James Edward Prosser
- Samuel died on 5 November 1871 aged 15 weeks in Wellington
- he is buried in Plot unknown - Section C of E at Bolton St Cemetery
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#2
... *Zoe is in the FAMILY PHOTO above standing beside the window, directly behind her mother Elizabeth

3 October 1873 - Zoe Ethel Prosser
- (named after her mother's sister Zoe Ethel Tidd)
- born at Pahautanui Hotel, Pahautanui Wellington
- Zoe married Henry James NEWMAN (1865-1946) in 1896

Zoe & James had 9 (known, possibly more) children

Henry James Newman died on 8 March 1946 aged 81 in Taranaki
- he is buried in Old Plot 38 (New Plot 678) - Block K at Opunake General Cemetery Interdenominational
Zoe Ethel Newman died on 26 January 1959 aged 86
- she is buried in Old Plot 40 (New Plot 679) - Block K at Opunake (scroll to end) General Cemetery Interdenominational

the known children of Henry & Zoe were:

1897 - Albina Elizabeth Newman
- *Albina is the bridesmaid in the FAMILY PHOTO above seated in the front wearing a large white hat, next to the bride (her aunty Isobel). She is also in the Bridal party photo
23 February 1899 - William Litchfield Newman
- William died on 15 November 1988 aged 89
- he is buried in Old Plot 38 & 40 (New Plot 678-679) - Block K at Opunake General Cemetery Interdenominational with his parents
1903 - Zoe Newman
- Zoe died 11 May 1903 aged 10 weeks
1904 - Harry James Newman
- Harry died in 1934 aged 30
12 July 1906 - Beatrice May Newman
- Beatrice married ? COOMBES in ?
- she died in 1999 aged 93
29 October 1907 - George Edward Newman
- George died on 11 April 1989 aged 81
- he is buried in Old Plot 36 (New Plot 677) - Block K at Opunake General Cemetery Interdenominational
1910 - Alice Isabel Newman
- Alice was the flowergirl at her aunty Isobel's wedding in 1917 (her sister ALbina was the bridesmaid
- nothing else known
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#3

29 January 1875 - Samuel Edward Prosser
- Samuel married Ellen Hannah PEACOCK on 9 July 1900 in Auckland

- Ellen was born on 6 February 1878 in Masterton
- she was the 1st born of 12 children of William Thomas PEACOCK (1854-1922) & Eliza Perry KITE (1866-1939)

Samuel & Eliza had 3 children in New Zealand they they moved to NSW, Australia

Samuel died on 19 June 1964 aged 89 in Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Ellen died on 21 April 1973 aged 95 in Geelong, Victoria Australia

- their known children were:
1901 - Zoe Elizabeth Prosser
- born in NZ
1903 - Claude Hugh Prosser
- born in NZ
1906 - Sadie Ellen Prosser
- born in NZ
1912 - Gertrude Isobel Augusta Prosser
- Gertrude was born in Merreweather, NSW

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#4
... *Isabel & Thomas are in the FAMILY PHOTO above seated in front row next to the bridesmaid, her neice Albina Newman with the large white hat (daughter of her sister Zoe)

1876 - Isabel Clare Prosser
- Isabel married Thomas Charles EVERSFIELD (1879-1947) on 1 December 1917 at Oaonui, Taranaki
- Isabel died on 28 December 1918 aged 43
- she is buried in Old Plot 52 (new Plot 295) - Block F at Opunake General Cemetery Interdenominational

- Thomas died in 1947 aged 66
- burial not yet found
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#5

17 Febrary 1879 - Claude Percy Tidd Prosser
- Claude died on 1 Febuary 1880 aged 2 weeks from 1 years old
- he is buried in Plot unknown - Section C of E at Bolton St Cemetery

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#6

27 October 1880 - Claude Thomas Prosser
- he was born in Wellington
- Claude was the Senior Partner and Manager of the firm of Prosser Brothers. He was brought up as a watchmaker and jeweller in Opunake under Christopher Rowlands from 1898 (Christopher became Claude's stepfather in 1897) . In 1903 he took over the business in with his brother Rowley
- Claude was a member of the Opunake Mounted Rifles and the Opunake Coursing Club
- he married Alice Dorothy ROWE (1863-1946) in 1918
- Claude died on 28 August 1941 aged 60
- Alice died in 1946 aged 83
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#7

1882 - Rowlands 'Rowley' Tidd Prosser
- he was the junior partner of the firm Prosser Brothers with his brother Claude Thomas
- no wife found for Rowland
- Rowlands died on 24 January 1923 aged 40
- he was buried on 26 January 1923 in Old Plot 16 (New Plot 337) - Block E at Opunake Cemetery General Interdenominational with sister Bessie
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#8

31 May 1883 - Bessie Elvira Constance Prosser
- Bessie died on 28 October 1883 aged 5 months
- she was buried on 30 October 1883 in Old Plot 16 (New Plot 337) - Block E at Opunake Cemetery General Interdenominational with brother Rowlands

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#9

13 December 1884 - Hermoine Beatrice Prosser
- Hermoine married Benjamin Harold BUDDEN (1887-1941) in 1911

their 3 known (of 5) children were:

2 Sept 1912 - Bessie Christina Florence Budden
- she married Robert Millar ANDERSON (1906-1989) in Oparau
- they had 5 children
- she died 16 July 1950 aged 37 in Hamilton

16 March 1916 - Benjamin Harold Wallace Budden
- he died 27 Feb 1854 aged 37

19 Sept 1918 - Ernest Clifford 'Cliff' Budden
- he died in Auckland on 11 August 1985 aged 56
- he was a Real Estate Agent
- he was buried in PROTESTANT LAWN C Row 10, Plot 148 a Waikumete
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#10

10 March 1886 - Sydney Rosina May Prosser
- she married Samuel James CLEGG (1875-1959) in 1904
- Samuel was the 1st of 8 children of Samuel CLEGG (1844-1924) & Sarah Jane ASHDOWN (1848-1913)
- he was a dairy farmer in Arawhata Rd, Oaonui and a Reservist in South Taranaki in 1917 with 4 (or more) children
- Sydney died on 30 December 1974 aged 88
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#11
... *Garnet is the best man in the FAMILY PHOTO above seated in front, 3rd from left, next to the groom Thomas Eversfield
- and is also in the Bridal party photo

16 May 1889 - Garnet Eyles Chambers Prosser
- Garnet married Rita Doris SUTTON (12-12-1900-1979) in 1930
- Rita was a daughter of Oliver Charles SUTTON & May Constance TUNNICLIFF
- Garnet died on 12 June 1984 aged 95
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#12

1890 - Elliot York Prosser
- like 2 of his brothers, Elliot was also a Wathcmaker/Jeweller
- he served in WWI at the age of 26 as Rifleman #15413 with NZEF, 9th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company. His mother (now remarried) was then living in Rahotu, Taranaki
- he married Ruby Hazel GOLDSMITH (9-2-1888-1972) in 1921
- Elliot died on 7 Augst 1955 aged 64
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13/
... *Connie is in the FAMILY PHOTO above standing in the middle holding the baby with a bonnet on and next to her is husband Arthur

9 April 1892 - Constance Newman Elizabeth Caroline Eva Prosser "Connie"
- Connie married Arthur FLEMING in 1915
- she died on 6 December 1981 aged 89 in Barrett St Hospital, New Plymouth
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#14
... *Vivian is in the FAMILY PHOTO above seated in the front, 3rd from right, next to the bridesmaid in the large white hat, her neice Albina Newman (daughter of her sister Zoe)

6 September 1893 - Vivian Esther Storks Prosser
- Vivian married Percy Charles SOLE (1891-1989) in 1914
- Percy was a son of Charles SOLE (1859-1943) & Ellen Mary BISHOP (1863-1942), farmers of Wairea

two of the known children of Vivian & Percy were:

19 March 1916 - Laura Vivien Sole
- Laura died in 2002 aged 86
18 April 1918 - Melvyn Percy Charles Sole
- Melvyn died in 2010 aged 92

Vivian died on 4 September 1981 aged 87
Percy died on 30 April 1989 aged 98
- they had been living at 193 South Road, New Plymouth
- they are buried in Block 08, Plot 100 & 101 at Awanui Cemetery
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NOTES

A Caroline Alberta Prosser was born about June/July 1874 her parents were not recorded. She died as an infant and is buried in Plot unknown - Section C of E at Bolton St Cemetery, the same as Samuel James Edward & Claude Percy Tidd Prosser (above children of Elizabeth and Samuel)

The following is taken from NZETC and is about Samuel and two of his sons, Claude Thomas & Rowland Tidd Prosser. It includes a photo of Samuel: OPUNAKE

On 15 February 1896 the Registrar of the Supreme Court, sitting in Chambers in Taranaki on Wednesday, on the motion of Mr Roy, granted letters of administration in the estate of Samuel Prosser, late of Opunake, deceased, to Elizabeth Prosser, the widow of deceased

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