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The family of James LITTLE & Eliza CASTLES Manawatu New Zealand 1800s

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James Little married Eliza Jane Castles on Christmas Day 1889

... James & Eliza's children were:
25-9-1890 - Maria Irving Little
- she married James Auckinleck Cheyne in 1912
- she died aged 93 in 1984
- husband James was born in 1894, a son of Frank Auchinleck Cheyne (site has photos) and Elizabeth Ann McDonald
- Franks's father James Auchinleck Cheyne was from Selkirk Parish, Selkirk, Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand on 9th November 1852 on the SLAINS CASTLE
- Frank married Elizabeth Ann McDonald in 1889
- Frank married in 1922 to Elizabeth Ann O'Brien
- he died aged 76 in 1942
... Frank & Elizabeth's children were:
1892 - Elsie Winifred Cheyne
- she married Herbert Arthur Patrick Ryan in 1918
1894-1971 - James Auchinleck Cheyne
- married Maria Irving Little in 1912
1896-1911 - Iris Simpson Cheyne
- Iris died aged 14
1898 - Donella Leslie Garland Cheyne
- she married James Arthur Ballett in 1929
1899-1866 - Frank Auchinleck Cheyne
- Frank married:
- Ethel Carter in 1921
- May Annie Smoothy in 1927
1905 - Phyllis Alexander Findlater Cheyne
- she married James Stanton in 1929
* there are 25 "Cheynes" buried in DUNEDIN CEMETERIES many of them from this branch of the family

1-8-1892 - Rachel Myers Little

16-8-1893 - James Little
- he is buried in the RSA Woodville Cemetery
- he was a trooper with the 31st Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade, NZEFC
- his wife Ruth (nee Gardner) is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery - she was a daughter of Robert and Helen Gardner
- some of her known sisters were:
1881 - Catherine Lindsay Gardner
- she married William Mathew Hall in 1906
1882 - Lilly Gordon Gardner
1888 - Jessie Tait Gardner
1892 - Marion Love Gardner

11-2-1895 - Minnie Little
- she married Peter Morgan O'Brien in 1925
- he was buried in 1929 aged 44 in the Od Gorge Cemetery Woodville
- Minnie must have remarried, cannot find her after this

11-6-1897 - John Stanley Little, died aged 2 years 7 months - he is buried in the Kumeroa Woodville Cemetery

11-11-1900 - Constance Eileen Little
- she married Norman Eadie Lamont in 1926
- she died aged 96 in 1997
- Norman was a son of Malcolm and Sarah Ann Lamont
... Malcolm & Sarah's children were:
1881 - John Walter Lamont
- he married Amy Louisa Allen in 1906
1882 - Annie Catherine Lamont
- she married Richard Charles McKay in 1906
1888 - Charles Malcolm Lamont
- he married Mabel Marjorie Clark in 1920
1890 - Alfreda Alice Mary Lamont
1891 - Minnie Ellen Lamont
1893 - Emily Edith Lamont
1898 - Norman Eadie Lamont
- he married Constance Eileen Little in 1926


In October 1907 a James Little was in court in breach of the
BANKRUPTCY ACT for not keeping proper books while obviously buying considerable numbers of livestock
At that time he was living in Taikore, which is 57km west of Woodville

In August 1908 daughter Minnie went to the fancy dress costume party at the Kumeroa School as Kate Greenaway
and Master J (James?) Little led the Grand March with Miss Mabel Pattison - he went dressed as Pierrot
- these imaginative costumes tell a lot about their mother Eliza

James died aged 69 in November 1931 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
Eliza died 25 years later aged 89 and is also buried in Old Gorge

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on 2010-01-02 19:37:06

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