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the COE family of Wairarapa New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

to help Keitha and her query Looking for Coe family Pahiatua

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WILLIAM ROBERT COE (1850-1943)
- born in Lambeth, London
- 2nd of 5 children of George Thomas COE (1919-1904) & his 1st wife Harriet Caroline CONWAY. Harriet died in England before 1874. George emigrated to Wellington in August 1874 with his son James and daughter Florence. George remarried at his home in Wellington in 1880 to Mary Ann BARKER (1827-1896). Mary Ann died in Featherston aged 69. George moved up to Pongaroa and kept a boarding house. He died 20 December 1904 aged 86 in Pahiatua and is buried in Grave 24 - Plot 6 - Block 3 at Mangatainoka (it is unmarked, no headstone)
... (see at end *** for George's other children)

- William married 9 April 1871 in Saint Marylebone, London to:

EMMA SWADDLING (1852-1925)
- (sometimes seen as SWADLING)
- born 5 Doris Street East, Lambeth, London, England
- a daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Swaddling
- Emma died 11 August 1925 aged 72 in Whangarei
- buried Plot 236 - Old Portion Block One at Maunu Cemetery

- in 1917 they were living in Whauwhau Valley, Whangarei

William Robert Coe died on Xmas Day 1943 in Whangarei aged 92
- buried in Plot 1594 - Old Portion Block Seven at Maunu Cemetery

thank you to ElaineJJ who supplied this information 26-4-2011:
Letnty is a relation, plse check other journal on Walter Edward YEWEN Snr for details of her marriage and children

Letty was born 9 Jun 1876 in Carterton
Her parents were William Robert COE and Emma SWADLING (OR SWADDLING).
William was born in Lambeth, London, England around 1850.

Emma was born in Dulwich, London, England around 1852.

William & Emma married on 9 April 1871 in Marylebone, London.
At the time of Letty's birth William's occupation was listed as labourer.

William & Emma had 6 children.

1/ Ellen Sarah (Called Nell) b. 1875 in Carterton d. 1853 m. Joseph Henry BERRY in 1899. Joseph was b. 1861 d. 1931

2/ a girl married someone with surname KENT

3/ Annie not sure when born or died but she married George FULCHER (One of Letty's sons Norman Bernard YEWEN married Mary Evelyn(Called Madge) FULCHER Madge is Annie & George's daughter

4/Letty Elizabeth m. Walter Edward YEWEN 2 Mar 1896 in Pahiatua

5/ Emma b. 1873 d. 1922 m. someone surname LAWRENCE

6/ William Henry b. 1875 d. 1919



William COE & Emma SWADDLING actually had 13 children

... 1
1873 - 1922 Emma Coe
- born in Marylebone, London
- married James Edward LAWRENCE in 1890
- see the above link for James's family line
- Emma died 18 July 1922

- their 4 known children at James's link above

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... 2
1875 - 1953 Ellen Sarah 'Nell' Coe
- born 6 January 1875 in Greytown, Wairarapa
- married Joseph Henry BERRY (1862-1931) 8 Dec 1899 in Carterton
- Joseph was born in Nelson to Thomas BERRY (1796-1872) & his 3rd wife Jane Elizabeth DENNIS (1819-1892) of Surrey, England
- Ellen & Joseph had at least 9 children in Pongaroa:
1900 - 1990 Henry Joseph Berry
1901 - 1977 Cecil Clarence Berry (farmed in Mangahao Rd Pahiatua)
1902 - ???? Dorothy Maud Berry
1903 - 1980 Herbert Kenneth Berry
1905 - 1972 Mary Ellen Berry
1907 - 1987 William Thomas Berry
1908 - ???? Ellen Sarah Berry
1910 - 2000 Ernest Edward Berry (lived Eketahuna & Dannevirke)
1911 - 2002 Stanley Claude Berry (lived Huntly)
Joseph Henry Berry died on 27 November 1931 aged 74
- he is buried Plot 9 - Block 5 at Pongaroa Cemetery
Ellen died on 25 July 1953 aged 80
- she is buried in Plot 7 - Block 5 at Pongaroa Cemetery
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... 3
1876 - 1950 Letty Elizabeth 'Liz' Coe
- born 9 June 1876 in Carterton, Wairarapa
- married Walter Edward YEWEN 2 March 1896 in Pahiatau, Wairarapa
- Walter was a son of John YEWEN & his 2nd wife Maria KEVEREN of Dursley, Gloucestershire (Johns 1st wife was Mary Ann PREDY 1821-1864)
- Maria was a daughter of Edward KEVERN & Mary Ann WAKEFIELD of Gloucester

- Walter Yewen was 3 years old in the 1871 census living at 22 Longsmith St, Gloucestershire

Letty & Walter had 9 children in Pahiatua

1898 - 1977 Walter Edward Yewen
- married Agnes Mary CLARK (1895-1985) 16 June 1920 Ahuriri, Napier
- they had 3 children
1900 - 1905 Clarence William Yewen, died aged 4.9 in Pahiatua
- buried Grave 47 - Plot 6 - Block 3 at Mangatainoka
- his headstone reads: In loving memory of Clarence, died July 17, 1905, aged 5 years (age discrepancy). In loving memory of Raymond, died March 7, 1906, aged 6 years (also age discrepancy). Beloved children of W. E. & L. E. Yewen
1902 - 1975 Bertrand Kenneth Yewen
- (married his mother's sister Annie's daughter Mary Evelyn FULCHER (1915-1969), in Te Kuiti see below)
1903 - 1906 Raymond Allan Yewen
- buried with brother Clarence (see above)
1904 - 1972 Leonard Francis Yewen
- married Doris 'Dolly' Priscilla JAMES (1905-1988) in 1924
- they are buried in Karori
1907 - 1983 Harold 'Roy' Yewen
- be is buried with his father Walter. His headstone reads
In memory of Harold Roy Yewen, 2.10.07 - 29.7.83. Loved son of Walter & Letty. 2nd NZEF 45767.

1908 - 1967 Ronald 'Frank' Yewen
- married Olive May WALKER (1905-1988) in 1929
1910 - 1979 Vera Doris Yewen
- 6 Oct 1914 On Sunday a party of Pahiatua picnickers went to Kaikariki, about eighteen miles distant from Pahiatua. Shortly after lunch, a four-year-old girl, named Vera Yewen, a daughter of Walter Yewen, carrier, was missed. Severa; big parties have searched the bush and river, but no trace of the missing child have been found
- 7 Oct 1914 A telegram received from Pahiatua states that the little girl Vera Yewen, who was missed from a picnic party at Kaikariki on Sunday, was found yesterday alive between two logs. She bore evidence of long exposure
- Vera married James Clifford 'Cliff' Futter (1908-1988)
1914 - 1961 Norman Bernard Yewen
- married Mary Evelyn 'Madge' FULCHER (1914-1983) in 1934
- they had 4 children
Walter died in Wellington Hospital 26 June 1938 aged 70
- he had been living in George St, Thorndon, Wellington
- he is buried in Grave 1 - Plot 8 - Block 2 at MANGATAINOKA Cemetery
- his heads reads: In loving memory of W. E. Yewen, beloved husband of L. E. Yewen, died June 26th, 1938, aged 70 years.
- (There is a plaque also erected: In memory of Vera Doris Futter, 30.11.1908 - 11.04.1979. Loved only daughter of Walter & Letty Yewen)
Letty died 27 June 1948 in Wanganui aged 73
- she is buried next to Walter
- her headstone reads: In loving memory of Letty Elizabeth Yewen, died 27th June, 1948, aged 73 years.

THANK YOU to ElaineJJ who provided this information on 26-4-2011:
Walter Edward YEWEN was a relation
He was born around 1868 or 70 in Gloucester, England.
In 1913 his occupation was listed as carrier.
He died 26 Jun 1938 in Wellington Hospital Buried Pahiatua (Mangatanoka) Cemetry

Walter's parents were John YEWEN & Maria KEVEREN

On the 2 March 1896 at the Pahiatua Registrar Office he married Letty Elizabeth COE and they had 9 children all born in Pahiatua
Letty died 27 Jun 1948 at 30 Durie Vale Rd Wanganui Buried Pahiatua (Mangatanoka) Cemetry

1/ Walter Edward (my grandfather) born 23 Sep 1898 died 11 Sep 1977 in Pahiatua.
He was 78 at time of death and was a retired taxi proprietor.
He married Agnes Mary CLARK (b. 30 Jun 1895 d. 9 Jun 1985 in Hastings). Marriage date 16 Jun 1920 at the Presbyterian Church, Port Ahuriri, Napier.
They had 3 children
- Joan Rona HUTCHISON
- Lola Audrey NAIRN
- Ralph Douglas YEWEN

2/ Clarence William - b. 16 Oct 1900 died 17 July 1905 buried Pahiatua Cemetry

3/ Bertrand Kenneth - b. 25 Mar 1902 d. 1975 m. Ida (called Dot) Elizabeth MIRRILL (MURRELL) 1922.

4/ Raymond Allan - b. 29 Sep 1903 d. 7 Mar 1906

5/ Leonard Francis - b. 3 Dec 1904 d. 8 Nov 1972 cremated 10 Nov at Karori Wellington
m. Doris (called Dolly) Priscilla JAMES in 1924. Dolly died 12 Sep 1988 and was cremated 15 Sep in Karori Wellington.

6/ Harold Roy (called Roy) - b. 2 Oct 1907. D. 29 Jul 1983 cremated 4 Aug 1983 Karori Wellington

7/ Ronald Frank (Called Frank) - b. 17 Apr 1908 d. ?? M. Olive May WALKER 1929

8/ Vera Doris - b. 30 Nov 1910 d. 1979 m. James Clifford(called Cliff) FUTTER after 1931 Cliff was born 7 Nov 1908 and died 1988

9/ Norman Bernard - b. 18 July 1914 d. 29 Nov 1961 in Wanganui m. Mary Evelyn (called Madge) FULCHER Jun 1934 and they had 4 children. Madge was born 30 Jul 1914 in Te Kuiti she died 30 May 1983 in Wanganui. Madge's mother was Annie COE sister to Letty


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... 4
1877 - 1969 Edith Alice Coe
- born 18 September 1877 in Carterton, Wairarapa
- married Francis Frederick TUCKER (1874-1957) in Pahiatua 1899
- Francis was born in Ringarooma, Tasmania, 11th of 13 children of Thomas TUCKER & Jane CLARKE of Kent
- Edith & Francis had 6 known children in Pongaroa:
1900 - Elsie Edith Tucker
1902 - Muriel Hazlewood Tucker
1903 - Hedley DeBrose Tucker
1905 - Ivan Frederick Tucker
1908 - Doris Ivy Tucker
1911 - 1986 Olive Myrtle
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... 5
1879 - 1919 William Henry Coe
- born 11 January 1879 in Carterton, Wairarapa
- wife not found at this time
- he was a Shopkeeper in Auckland
- William died 16 August 1919 in Auckland aged 40
- he is buried Plot 32 - Row 1 - Soldiers Burial B at Waikumete
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... 6
1880 - Lilian Violet "Lil' Coe
- born 10 March 1880 in Carterton
- married Francis 'Frank' Leslie FULCHER (1870-1938) on 17 February 1904 in Carterton
- Frank was born 23 December 1879 in Greytown, the 6th of 10 children to William FULCHER & Caroline HUTCHINSON of England who had married in 1868 at the home of Abraham & Sophia HARRIS in Taita
- Frank's brother, George Henry, married Lil's sister Annie (below)
- Lilian & Frank had at least 5 children:
1904 - 1975 Leonard Jack Fulcher
1905 - 1986 Ivy Mabel Fulcher
1907 - 1967 Wilfred Frank Fulcher
1908 - ???? Alick Leslie Fulcher
1910 - 1933 Edna Edith Fulcher
- Frank died on 28 October 1938 aged 58
- Lillian died on 12 April 1952 aged 72
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... 7
1881 - 1948 Ada Coe
- born 10 December 1881
- married Percy Richard KENT (1877-1951) from Paddington, London on 24 May 1905
- they had at least 6 children in Turanga:
1906 - 2002 Elma Doris Kent (married Albert Leslie PICKERING 1905-1977). They had at least 3 children in Feilding
1911 - 1989 Constance Edith Kent (married Dr Kenneth Guthrie SALMOND 1894-1972 in Feilding)
1913 - 1992 Stafford Leicester Kent (married Cavell Alicia HARRIS 1916-1994, possibly 2nd wife)
1916 - 1987 Dora Kent (married Bernard Hector JOHNSTON 1914-1987)
1920 - ???? Audrey June Dorothy Kent (married Neil William Arthur GORDON 1920-1999)
1923 - 2003 Neville Grey Kent (married Gwenyth ALPINE of Dunedin in Palmerston North)
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... 8
1883 - 1944 Sydney Coe
- born 27 August 1883
- married Mary Ellen LITTLE (1887-1964) 3 July 1905 in Masterton
- their children were born in Pongaroa & Pahiatua, Wairarapa
1905 - 1992 Olive May Coe
- Olive married Charles Edward TORSTENSON
1907 - 1983 Raymond Sydney Coe
1908 - 1945 Ivy Evelyn Coe
1911 - 1988 Ernest 'Jack' Coe
1914 - ???? Gladys Mabel Coe
1916 - 1993 Eric Charles Coe
- Sydney died 2 September 1944 aged 61 in Whangarei, buried Plot 1687 - Old Portion at Maunu Park Cemetery
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... 9
1885 - 1974 Annie Coe
- married George Henry FULCHER 2 November 1906 in Pahiatua, a brother of Frank Fulcher who married her sister Lilian (above)
- they had at least 4 childen:
1907 - 1989 Stella Fulcher
1909 - 1999 Harold 'Harry' Fulcher
1914 - 1969 Mary Evelyn Fulcher (married her mother's sister Letty's son Bertrand in Te Kuiti, see above)
1920 - Alfred William 'Bill' Fulcher
- Annie died in Pio Pio, King Country
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... 10
1889 - 1971 Harold Walter Coe
- born 26 August 1889
- married Mabel McDONALD 20 October 1915
- Harold died 21 September 1971 aged 82 in Whangarei
- he is buried Plot 2298 - Forest Lawn at Maunu Park Cemetery
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... 11
1892 - 1989 Ivy Myrtle Coe
- born 17 April 1892
- married Hugh Miller McKENZIE (1885-1973) 24 May 1913
- Hugh was a son of John David & Flora McKENZIE
- Hugh died 14 January 1973 aged 87
- he is buried Plot 2417 - Forest Lawn at Maunu Cemetery with Ivy
- Ivy died in Whangarei on 28 February 1989 aged 96
- she is buried Plot 2417 - Forest Lawn at Maunu Cemetery with Hugh
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... 12
1893 - 1950 Herbert George 'Bert' Coe
- born 2 May 1893 in Pahiatua
- married Myrtle Eunice LEVESQUE (1909-?) 5 April 1928
- Myrtle was a daughter of Joshua Henry & Edith May LEVESQUE
- Herbert died 16 October 1950 aged 57 in Whangarei
- he is buried Plot 164 - Forest Lawn at Maunu Park Cemetery
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... 13
1895 - 1989 Olive Maud Coe
- born 12 April 1895
- married Murdoch Colin McRAE (11895-1975) 12 September 1918
- Murdoch was a son of Colin McRAE & Dolina McDONALD
- Olive died 22 July 1989 aged 94

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George Thomas Coe was born 1817 in London. One of at least 9 children of Samuel COE (1775-?) and Tryphena Ann HARRIS (1782-1868) who married 1797 in St Leonards, Shoreditch, London
- (for more about George see top of page)

*** George Thomas Coe's children:

1850 - 1920 George Thomas Coe
- born 23 May 1850 in Lambeth, London
- he married Anne HOSLER (1849-1926) 10 July 1870 in St Mary's, Paddington London
- Anne was a daughter of Joseph HOSLER & Hannah HILL
- they had 2 children in Marylebone, London
1871 - 1952 George Thomas Coe
- born in Marylebone
- George married married Marie/Mary Dorothea JANSEN (1874-1900) of Denmark on 2 December 1896 in New Zealand. They appear to have only had 1 child, Percy William Coe (1898-1987)
- George next married Caroline Mary HANSEN (1872-1948) on 9 July 1902 in Masterton. They had at least 3 children:
1902 - 1977 Victor Augustine Coe
1904 - 1993 Ernest Joseph Coe
1907 - 1988 Katherine Anne Coe

1873 - 1969 Harriet Florence Coe
- born in Marylebone
- she married John Edwin HENDERSON 17 June 1889 in New Zealand, liivng for a time in Tauherenikau, Carterton. They had at least 7 children
On 29 January 1874 George, Ann & their 2 children boarded the GOLDEN SEA and emigrated to New Zealand, landing in Wellington on 1 May 1874

- they had 3 more children in Greytown & Pahiatua:
1875 - 1959 Mary Coe
- born 12 December 1875 in New Zealand
- she married George DAVISON (1867-1942) on 3 April 1894
- George was a son of Hugh Robet DAVISON & Agnes ARBUCKLE from County Antrim, Ireland who arrived in Lyttelton on the VICTORIA with a son Alexander in 1862 and settled in Rakaia, Canterbury
- Mary & George had 9 children

1878 - 1978 Arthur Coe
- Arthur married Ada GATES (1881-1962) on 8 August 1906
- Ada died on 8 April 1962 in Maharahara, Dannevirke and is buried Plot 36 - Block LB in Mangatera Cemetery Dannevirke
- Arthur was a Farmer in Maharahara. He died 29 December 1978 in Levin aged 100 and is buried with Ada in Dannevirke (they had a son Cecil 1909-1980 who lived in Dannevirke and his ashes on the Memorial Wall at Mangatera)

1880 - 1885 Annie Coe
- Annie died 2 weeks from age 5
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1852 - 1943 William Robert Coe - above
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1854 - 1952 Florence Coe
- born in Surrey, England
- married George MATTHEWS 1882 in Greytown
- they had 5 known children:
1883 - ???? George Ernest Matthews (nothing known)
1887 - 1968 Sidney WIlliam Matthews (married Emma KEATS 1886-1967)
1892 - ???? Ruby Florence Matthews (married Arthur William ROBERTSON)
1896 - 1989 Otho Edward Matthews (married Lily Ida Mary UDY of Greytown), her parents were Thomas Clemence UDY & Emma Alfrieda WATERSON, early settlers of Greytown
1898 - 1931 Frank Matthews (nothing known)
- Florence remarried to Andrew McLELLAN (1874-1945) 1937 in Feilding
- Andrew died 2 July 1945 aged 71
- buried in Plot 1065 - Row 67 - Block 2 at Feilding with Florence
- Florence died 8 April 1952 aged 88
- buried in Feilding with Andrew McLellan
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1858 - 1928 Harriet Caroline Coe
- married Charles SWAN (1853-1943) in 1877
- Charles was born in Lower Hutt, he died in Auckland
1 of 13 children of Stephen SWAN & Sarah Ann FRANCIS
- Harriet & Charles had 5 known children:
1882 - Charles Henry Swan
1884 - Hector Percy Swan
1887 - Fida May Swan
1889 - Adeline Ruby Swan
1891 - Nina Swan
- Harriet died 4 July 1928 aged 70
- she is buried Plot 1963 - Row 67 - Block 2 at Feilding
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1860 - 1950 James Samuel Coe
- born in Kensington, London
- married Mary Ann OLIVER in Featherston 12 April 1886
- Mary Ann was born in England, 1 of 12 children (6 born in NZ) of Abraham OLIVER & Mary Ann RANDS. Her parents & their first 6 children emigrated n the SOUKAR in 1874
- the children of James Coe & Mary Oliver were:
1887 - 1979 May Louise Coe (married Albert William MAXTED)
1888 - 1969 Hector Coe
1890 - 1988 Olive Maud Coe
1893 - 1984 James Oliver Coe
1895 - 1895 Gladys Florence Coe (died aged 1 month in Carterton)
1897 - 1983 Thirza Ivy Coe (married Charles COLE)
1901 - 1992 Emily Ida Coe (married Ray FOSTER)
- Mary Ann died in Masterton on 18 January 1941 aged 75
- buried Plot MAC - Row 25 - Plan II at Archer St Cemetery
- James died in Masterton on 28 December 1950 aged 89
- buried Plot JSC - Row 27 - Plan II at Archer St Cemetery

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-02-25 13:29:53

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by edmondsallan on 2011-02-25 15:41:58

I admire your detailed research - it is a pleasure to peruse - Kind regards

by Keitha on 2011-02-26 03:58:40

THANK YOU FROM MY HEART YOU KNOW IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYE TO SEE THE THEM A FAMILY YOU HAVE GIVEN ME HOPE FOR MY FAMILY TREE.
CHEERS

by ngairedith on 2011-02-27 06:46:15
by ngairedith on 2011-02-27 07:22:53
by trae on 2011-03-29 15:06:18

Thank you have been looking for the Fulcher relations for a long time now.

by ElaineJJ on 2011-04-25 20:19:48

Hi Corrections to daughter/child #3 - Letty Elizabeth Coe
Walter Edward YEWEN & Letty Elizabeth COE had 9 children all born in Pahiatua.
They are my great grandparents see my journals for more info.

by barbidoll on 2012-10-11 18:31:35

I was born in Pahiatua 1942. I can clearly recall Walter Yewan(1898-1977). His taxi stand was by the gardens opposite the Regent Theatre in Main Street. The Pahiatua railway station was at Mangamutu, several miles out of town so he had a busy business in those days. He was a true gentleman .....opened the taxi door for ladies and carried parcels to the door! I think he probably had his business until the early 60's.

by ngairedith on 2012-10-20 18:16:03

by calinrae on 2013-03-03 19:05:37

Just found this - haven't looked into my genealogy for ages but Florence Coe was my great grandmother. I have photos of her with her father when they emigrated to NZ, of her husband George Matthews and family, of Andy and heaps more. I will spend time digesting this before writing again.

by ngairedith on 2013-03-03 20:54:56

thanks calinrae,

would great to see some photos of this family

by calinrae on 2013-03-03 22:26:52

I could proably fill in details of Florence (Matthews) and Harriet ( Swan) as the family of these two remained reasonably close. I am new to this website -what is the best way to do it? How can I send you photos?

by ngairedith on 2013-03-03 22:41:46

well, I was thinking that you could post a journal of your own adding all the family you want and then adding a photo (this site supports one photo per page), so if you want to add more photos attach them to relevant postings
then we will have lots of info on your ancestors for other researchers to find :)

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