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Reuben RELF + Martha Vaughan DILLON - Manawatu

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Reuben RELF was born 15 January 1853 in East Barming, Kent, England the 3rd of 9 (known) children of Richard RELF & Mary Anne JONES
- he emigrated on the GLEANER in 1857 with his parents

April 1879 he was the 1st person in Manawatu to have ever been charged with riding his horse on the footpath and was fined 5s as a warning to others as the Council had gone to considerable expense in making the footpaths (equivalent in April 2010 to $1.27)

September 1884 he was a Blacksmith in Palmerston North, buying the business off W. T. Wood

1896 he swapped his section for 150 acres in Te Kapu in
- (90km NW of Palmerston North)

1899 his children Isa & Clement were attending the Poukiore School near Hunterville

1908 he was in Oroua (Manawatu-Wanganui Region)

1909 the children are attending Makino School

1926 he was a Farmer in Mahoe (50km S of New Plymouth)

Reuben died in 1926 in Stratford, Taranaki aged 74 and is buried in Te Henui in an unknown location

Martha Vaughan DILLON was born 18 July 1858 in Greytown, Wairarapa to John Fredrick DILLON & Maria VAUGHAN, both from Wales
- Martha died in 1918 aged 59 in New Plymouth and is buried in Te Henui in an unknown location (possibly with Reuben)

Reuben and Martha married on 14 July 1881
- their 10 children:

... 1
1882 - 1883 Maria Vaughan Relf
- born in Palmerston North
MARIA died aged 7 months
- she is buried Plot 005, Block 056 Terrace End Cemetery with sister Mabel

... 2
1883 - 1945 Lilian Esther Vaughan Relf
- Lillian had a son, Martin Vaughan Relf, father not recorded
- (research still continuing, it is said he was married, he is buried in Te Henui cemetery - no dates)
- Lillian married John Henry BOND (1871-1922) in 1916
- they named their first son Relf Bond (1918-1972)
- Lilliam next married John William MacKINDER (1868-1945) in 1927
LILLIAN died in March 1945 aged 61, 6 months before husband John. She is buried in Memorial Area, Row 3 Plot 13N at Inglewood. John is buried Memorial Area, Row 8 Plot 28C in Inglewood, he had been living in Taumaranui

... 3
1884 - 1888 Mabel Ethel Phoebe Relf
- Mabel died aged 3
- she is buried with sister Maria in Terrace End Palmerston North

... 4
1885 - 1959 Elsie Maria Relf
- born in Palmerston North
- Elsie married Michael Joseph BYRT (1875-1938) in 1908 and had 4 children

... 5
1888 - 1939 Isa Lavinia May Relf
- born in Palmerston North
- Isa married Robert SMITH in 1917
- a daughter, Rebecca Ivy May Smith (1920-2002) married Francis St Borgia SPENSLEY (1919-1979)

... 6
1889 - 1974 Clement Richard John Relf
- born in Palmerston North
- Clement married Daisy SILBY (1894-1976) of Kaukapakapa in 1917
CLEMENT died in Rotorua
DAISY died in Hamilton

... 7
1892 - 1973 Mercy Evangeline Demeriss Relf
- born in Palmerston North
- Mercy married Charles Edward Trevelyan KENNY (1883-1964) in 1920
- number of children not known
- Charles was a son of Francis Trevelyan KENNY & Juliana HAMMOND
- his brother Albert Henry Gordon Kenny married Mercy's sister Hilda

... 8
1894 - 1969 Edmund Charles Alfred Relf
- born in Palmerston North
- Edmund married Ethel Emily ADAMS (1891-1964) in 1914
- Ethel had a daughter in 1908, Queenie Madeline Sylvia Adams
- Edmun & Ethel had a daughter Elsie Vaughan Ethel Relf in 1914
- Ethel remarried in 1920 to Walter Pashby BENSLEY (1890-1965)
EDMUND died in Auckland aged 75
- he is buried Block Z, Row 13, Plot 014 Purewa Cemetery with a Christina Relf (1896-1981)

... 9
1897 - 1966 Hilda Reubena Mary Relf
- Hilda married Albert Henry Gordon KENNY (1886-1981) in 1927
- Albert was a son of Francis Trevelyan KENNY & Juliana HAMMOND
- his brother Charles Edward Trevelyan Kenny married Hilda's sister Mercy
- nothing else known at this time

... 10
1899 - 1935 Clarice Ethel Ruby Relf
- born in Palmerston North
- Clarice married John Henry BOND (1892-1962) 1 Jan 1929 in Feilding
CLARICE died 6 years later of Meningitis in New Plymouth
- they lived at 31 Dorset Ave in 1935
- John was still there in 1962 when he died aged 70, 27 years after her
- they are buried Presbyterian Block - Row 16 Lot 1 Plot 3 Te Henui


NOTES
* The John Henry Bond who married Lillian Esther Relf, was born in Bere Ferrers, Devon on 12 May 1868 & died 4 July 1922 in Inglewood
* The John Henry Bond who married Clarice Ethel Relf was born in Bere Ferrers, Devon on 19 May 1892 & died 19 Oct 1962 in New Plymouth

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