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The Pilcher's of Wellington City NZ

Journal by RLPilcher

I am tracking down Thomas William PILCHER's family initially within New Zealand and collecting information of those that Thomas descended from in the UK (I believe they mainly came from the Kent region). Thomas married for a 2nd time to Harriet Catchpool who emigrated to NZ on the "Wild Duck" arriving 1864.
There is another branch of the PILCHER family in NZ who descended from Stephen PILCHER who settled in the Tawa area of Wellington. I am not researching Stephen Pilcher's line as there has been a very detailed family tree put together by Janice Wrigg. This has aided me hugely by enabling me to determine whom I should include/exclude in Thomas Pilcher's line. There are obvious other Pilcher's in NZ that arrived at various times in the 1800's and in different locations. No doubt we all relate back to a Pilcher some where in time in the UK.
Some of my Pilchers headed off to the Americas and South Africa - some returned, others stayed on in their new country.

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by KBAnderson on 2014-01-04 07:53:25


My great grandmother was Florence Rose Marion Pilcher but I don't know when she and her brothers Arthur and Ernest came to South Africa. I have loads of Anderson cousins in NZ but would be interested to learn if there are Pilcher cousins too?

by RLPilcher on 2014-01-17 21:01:51

Hi KB,

I've looked through my Pilcher family for the Pilcher names you mention, but unfortunately no hits. I have also looked through the Pilchers of Tawa tree and again no hits. Although my mother was born in South Africa, they did not stay long before moving onto the USA, then eventually back to NZ. I do have some family relations that moved to SA, but they do not appear to be related to the Pilchers you are looking for. Sorry I can't help.

Regards Robert

by rosergent on 2014-12-11 16:15:27

I am also looking for my top line, my grandfather and great grandfather were around the lower hutt area both named Jack, my name is Rohana? can you see anything in your trees

by RLPilcher on 2014-12-15 23:45:52

Hi Rohanna,
You (and the Jacks') are not in my side of the Wellington Pilcher's, however you (and the Jack's) do appear in the Tawa Pilchers. There is a John George Frederick Pilcher (Jack) B-30/09/1891 D-11/04/1972 and on the 20/10/1921 married Lillian May Booth.
There son was John William Pilcher (Jack) B-19/05/1925 and married on the 12/03/1947 to Lola Marjorie McBean.
Hope these are the grand parents you are looking for. If you want more info, let me know.
Regards Robert

by rosergent on 2016-04-12 19:57:40

Hi Sorry i didnt ever see this response. Yes that is correct Jack and Lola were my grandparents and John George is that side ok Tawa Pilchers is right. Do you have any information on that line or have you seen a tree somewhere i am also trying to see where other pilchers i know fit in (our family reunion in lower hutt approx 87?

by rosergent on 2016-04-12 20:06:49

Also what is a classic is that my great grandfather John George married Lillian Booth who is actually my family on my Mothers side so both were related to me on both sides

by rosergent on 2016-04-12 21:00:44

Lilian was my Great Aunt who married my great Grandfather making her my Great Grandmother also :)

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