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New Zealand: HUGHES family photo

This journal is to attach photograph of Herbert Thomas HUGHES.

Herbert Thomas HUGHES was born 2 Jun 1897 20 London Street, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand died aged 93 years, 28 Dec 1990 NZ.

His parents names were: Thomas (Tom) HUGHES born 1865 Bearsden, Kent, England and Ada Sarah BURGESS born 1876 Greatford, New Zealand.

See my other HUGHES journals for more information.

Wiremu MATANGI and Hiringa of Pirihaka, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wiremu MATANGI married Hiringa and they had a son Rangi Haururu MATANGI who was born 26 Dec 1877 Pirihaka, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand and died aged 55 years Pirihaka, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Rangi Haururu MATANGI married Mihi RAWHITI born abt 1878 Teawaiti, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand died 1 Dec 1916 Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Komene PATA and Maikara RATANA. They had a son William Wiremu MATANGI born 1 Sep 1905 Waikawa, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand and died 1993 Marlborough, New Zealand.

William Wiremu MATANGI married (Folio No.04973) in 1927 Marlborough, New Zealand to Dolly Tahuaroa WATSON born 4 Apr 1910 Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand died aged 86 years 14 Jun 1996 Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand buried Picton. She was the daughter of Garry Karira Tahuaroa WATSON and Jane Tini Pere RIWAI. Dolly married unknown and had a (living) daughter.

William & Dolly MATANGI have three living children (two sons and a daughter). Living male MATANGI* never validly married Mary Coulter Eadie HUGHES 1936-2008 and they had a daughter in 1958 Hamilton, New Zealand. *It is known that this Living male MATANGI served in Korea, and later married and had three daughters.

Mary Coulter Eadie HUGHES was born 1 Feb 1936 Wellington, New Zealand and died 9 Feb 2008 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. She was the eldest daughter of Stephen HUGHES and Martha Coulter EADIE. Mary married 20 May 1961 Hamilton, New Zealand to Barry James Joseph LYONS 1934-2003. Barry adopted Mary's daughter and the couple went onto have three children in New Zealand, adopting two children, then emigrating to Australia and having their last child in Queesland.

Note: Sources of information has mostly been family, then I found a few IGI Individual Records online at

If anyone could assist with the MATANGI line it would be greatly appreciated as I am helping my niece with this part of her family tree.


6 comment(s), latest 2 years, 6 months ago

Anyone researching GREATBATCH, BEVAN, GALLAGHER, WILTSHIRE, NATHAN families New Zealand? ... UPDATED

Joseph GREATBATCH born 21 Aug 1827 Stafford, England (IGI Individual Record) FamilySearch died 23 Jan 1906 Wellington, New Zealand. He married 25 February 1858 Wellington, New Zealand to Mary BEVAN born 22 Mar 1834 Whitchurch, England, died 2 Aug 1908 New Zealand. Mary was the daughter of Thomas BEVAN and Mary unknown.

1.Joseph GREATBATCH and Mary BEVAN had 10 children, information below is for the one linked to my tree with HARRIS ancestry...

Joseph Thomas Bevan GREATBATCH the 4th child of Joseph & Mary BEVAN, born 17 Sep 1862 Wellington, New Zealand, died 29 Aug 1922 New Zealand. IGI record at FamilySearch has 'Thomas Bevan Greatbatch'. Joseph GREATBATCH married 28 Oct 1891 Matarawa, Wellington, New Zealand to Jane Hearn NATHAN who was born 1866 New Zealand, died 27 Jan 1943 Christchurch, New Zealand. Jane NATHAN was the daughter of Thomas Wellington NATHAN and Jane HARRIS.

Joseph & Jane GREATBATCH had five children:-

(1) Joseph Hearn GREATBATCH born abt 1892, died 1954 Lyttleton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Occupation: Railway Employee. Married 1929 New Zealand Folio#02676 to Frances Maude GALLAGHER.
(2) Campbell Thomas GREATBATCH born abt 1893, died 1958 Christchurch, New Zealand. Occupation: Tinsmith.
(3) Rudolph (Rue) Christian Wilson GREATBATCH born 1904 Reg.No.690 death date not found NZ bdms online, but family say 1904.
(4) Annie Mary Bevan GREATBATCH born abt 1895 New Zealand, died 1928 Christchurch, New Zealand married 1921 Folio #00187 New Zealand to George Percy WILTSHIRE born unknown, died 1961 Christchurch, New Zealand.
(5) Charles Carroll Nathan GREATBATCH born 1899 New Zealand Reg.No.18986[/]


NB For interested parties I have much more information available including some photos, headstones etc. in my tree at TribalPages. Please contact me by private messaging system for my userid and password please.

10 comment(s), latest 7 years, 2 months ago

William UYLETT and Elizabeth BAKER of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England 1770s including EDGECOMBE families

Dear readers, My interest to these families is that I am researching these names on behalf of my mother-in-law (living HUGHES) as her ancestral line is HUGHES, SCOWN, HARRIS, BROWN, GREGORY, HEWLETT, UYLETT, BAKER etc.

If anyone has a connection, please advise and I shall provide you with details of how to access my family tree at TribalPages. My site is password protected and no data on the living is provided so as to protect privacy.

William UYLETT born 6 Oct 1776 England married Elizabeth BAKER born 1776 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Marriage details not yet found. This couple had one known child (possibly more):-

Mary HEWLETT born 1802 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and she married abt 1820 to John BROWN and this union produced a child Mary Jane BROWN born 4 Nov 1823 Portsmouth.

More about the HEWLETT/UYLETT family;-
There is a William Henry HOWLETT born to a William HOWLETT and Elizabeth, born 25 Dec 1805 and christened 14 March 1806 Saint Thomas, Portsmouth. Q.Could this be a sibling of Mary HEWLETT? Verification required.

More about John BROWN;-
Occupation: Docker, naval base, Portsmouth
Death: died before 1831

Mary BROWN nee HEWLETT then went onto marry 2 May 1831 Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants, England William EDGECOMBE [source: Wendy Humphries].

More about William EDGECOMBE and wife Mary;-
Emigrated via Plymouth, England 19 Nov 1840 to New Zealand via ship 'William Bryan'. The ship was a 312 ton barque and the passengers totalled 64 adults and 70 children. Onboard were William and Mary with their three children, including Mary's eldest daughter, Mary Jane Brown.

Children of William EDGECOMBE and Mary BROWN nee HEWLETT;-
1.Mary Eliza EDGECOMBE born 1834 Tamerton Foliot Village, Plymouth, Devon, England died 1902 New Zealand
married 2 May 1853 New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ James ALEXANDER - 6 children; Ann, Martha, James, Clara, Alfred and Jessie ALEXANDER.

2.William Henry EDGECOMBE 1836~1836 Plymouth Devon England

3.Alfred EDGECOMBE christened 5 Sep 1837 Saint Andrew Ebenezer Chapel-Wesleyan, Plymouth, Devon, England died 1860 New Plymouth, New Zealand, buried Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth NZ
married 1875 Hawera, New Zealand, Mary Ann DE'MARA

4.Henry EDGECOMBE born 18 Mar 1840 Tamerton Foliot Village, Plymouth, Devon, England died 16 Nov 1860, buried Te Henui.

5.Charles EDGECOMBE born 20 Apr 1843 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, christened 8 Jul 1843 North Taranaki Methodist Church, New Zealand, died 10 Aur 1920 New Plymouth NZ
married 1869 NZ Julia Sophia MOYLE - 8 children; Maude, Ernest, Albert, Harry, Ella, Arthur, Blanche and Julia EDGECOMBE.

6.William James EDGECOMBE born 3 Sep 1845 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, christened 19 Oct 1845 North Taranaki Methodist Church, NZ, died 1888 New Plymouth NZ, buried Te Henui Cemetery
married abt 1864 NZ Sarah Jane GRAY 1845~1888 - 5 children; Mary, Henry, Charles, Anne and Alice EDGECOMBE.

2 comment(s), latest 7 years, 10 months ago

NEW ZEALAND: Miscellaneous data on HARRIS, LOMAX, NATHAN families

Dear Readers, In my general research of the HARRIS families, their ancestors and descendants, I have come across the following information, not sure where it all fits in yet though.

Miscellaneous data on HARRIS, LOMAX and NATHAN families in New Zealand.

Research from index card in a Research Room - card Yeoman page 2 April 23 1886:-

HARRIS Samuel Wanganui resident of Wanganui met with a nasty accident on the Porewa Contract by which his foot was crushed to pieces. He was brought in by train on Saturday and yesterday Dr EARLE hospital surgeon assisted by Drs TRIPE and CONNOLLY took off the foot. Today the young fellow was in fair spirit and there us every indication the operation is a success.

NATHAN Mr. Henry October 1 1881 page 8 The Yeoman new house just completed Glasgow street. Writeup on house down to pots and pans.

LOMAX Mr. James, Segebrook, The Yeoman page 3 July 16 1881 son has case of lockjaw. Writeup LOMAX William (Boys) Wanganui High School exam results.

LOMAX Henry Dec 1880 Std 11 Boys Wanganui High School Excelled in arithmetic.

LOMAX H.A. Mr selected for common jury service 16th Sept. September 12 1884 The Yeoman.

LOMAX James ratepayer Wanganui Supporting Henry NATHAN in Mayoralty election (copy of advert available).

LOMAX Mr and Mrs. Wanganui The Yeoman July 24 1885 page 2 At fancy dress ball dressed in red white and blue (more info available).

18 comment(s), latest 2 years, 3 months ago

New Zealand: HUGHES family - photo of Herbert Thomas HUGHES 1897-1990

I still don't know who his parents are, but this fellow is part of the HUGHES/CHEESEMAN clan. See accompanying journal/s.

Alison QLD
HUGHES researcher.

Eng-Aus: HUGHES/CHEES(E)MAN family

To read more about this family, see my accompanying journal/s HUGHES/CHEESEMAN.

Photograph is of Eliza HUGHES nee CHEESEMAN or CHEESMAN a native of Britain, with three of her daughters named as under, all born New Zealand.

Alison QLD.
HUGHES researcher.

New Zealand: Children/Grandchildren of Stephen HUGHES and Eliza CHEESEMAN

This family portrait is the children of William HUGHES and Amabel ELLIOT. William being the 4th child of Stephen HUGHES and Eliza CHEESEMAN. See related journals.

Alison QLD Australia
HUGHES researcher.

New Zealand: Lewis George PETCH 1898-1966

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members, this journal is just to provide a photograph. Follows on from journal ...

England-->New Zealand PETCH and HUGHES family

HUGHES researcher.