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I have found a Myra Betty Smith, born 1917 (BDM 1917/13322), parents were Mr Amos James and Mrs Mabel Sarah Ann As yet I still haven't found any information on a Lester Smith (her brother) born 1914 or the sister (Dorothy Smith) born circa after 1917

I searched the Electoral rolls for 1938 and 1946 and found a Myra Betty Smith spinster from 29 Helmores Road.
No Lester Smith anywhere. I think perhaps he died in WWII or before.
1946 Mabel and Amos were living at 14 Albert Street, Rangiora.
1938 Electoral Rolls has a Dorothy Smith, spinster at 24 Repton Street, Christchurch
Maybe Lester and Dorothy Smith were adopted

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looking for information about Rhoda Smith, born approx. 1852 Gloucestershire, UK. Father was John Smith. Lived in Southbrook, Rangiora when her father remarried a Betsey Smith. Her mother's name was Eliza Smith, died in England before Rhoda came to NZ.

There is no further information I have about this woman on the family tree.
Her brother's were James and Thomas Smith, and she had a sister Annie Smith who married a Morice Bing.

4 comment(s), latest 1 month, 1 week ago

Looking for George Smith, may have changed his name in 1870's Born in Gloucestshire 1859. Mother was Betsey Smith b. 1821 in Pennalt Wales (nee Robbins), Father was John Smith b. 1820 He came to NZ in 1861. Resided a short time in Southbrook, Rangiora.

May have lived Rangiora in is 20's, maybe moved on.
Brother was Martin Sydney Smith (I have all the details of this person)
A sister Eliza Smith - I have no details on her, born approx. 1854-55 in Gloucestershire

Any information on marriage John Smith To a Eliza Ann Nash Children were Thomas, Ann, Rhoda, James They were listed on Matoaka ship arrived Canterbury 1860

Johns wife had died, he then married a Betsey Robbins
They had 3 children Eliza, Martin Sydney, and George, also listed on Matoaka ship. I have Martin Sydney's birth certificate but no other details

I am looking for information on a Ann Bing, married Morice Bing I have found she was a half brother to Martin Sydney Smith, Her brother's would have been James and Thomas and a sister Rhoda

They came out to NZ on th Matoaka,
Their father was John Smith, most children were born in Dudley gloucestshire from my research
Mother may have been Eliza Ann Nash, maybe died before they came to NZ

I am looking for information on Martin Sydney Smith, b. 24.3.1857 Clearwell Meend, West Dean Gloucestershire. He came out to NZ with his family on the Matoaka, berthed in Lyttelton on 2.12.1860. He died 1925?? Married a Annie Eliza Charleston (no date kno

Annie Eliza Charleston was b. approx. 1859??
died in NZ in the 1920's, 1930's??
Any children. I have been told they lived in North Canterbury on a farm but I don't know where or anything about them.

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I have a picture of a headstone, Philip Colin threlkeld B. 10.11.1832 Westmorland D. 10.4.1907 Rangiora Any info on the parents? It might be infomation helpful in my search for my great grandfather, also born in westmorland

My great grandfather was William Pearson
B. Circa 1832
Parents were William Pearson, mother was Ann Robinson
I have tried unsuccessfully to find any accurate details for William's birth or where he came from
His death notice cited he came from Penrith