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APPS family from Bearstead, Kent, England

My tree starts from the top as follows:-

William APPS~ born 1814 Bearstead *, Kent, England
married June Qtr 1846 Harriett BOLTON born 1816 Maidstone, Kent, England. Harriett was the daughter of George BOLTON b 1781 The Folly, Kent and Sarah born 1791 The Folly, Kent, England. This was Harriett's 2nd marriage.

William & Harriett APPS had 7 children:-

1.John APPS born 1847 Bearstead, Kent, England
2.William APPS born 1851 Bearstead, Kent, England
3.Thomas APPS born 1853 Bearstead, Kent, England
4.Sarah APPS born 1855 Bearstead, Kent, England
5.Elizabeth Frances APPS born 1860 Bearstead, Kent, England
6.Emma Jane APPS born 1861 Bearstead, Kent, England
7.Isaac APPS 1864-1872 Bearstead, Kent, England. DEATH: Death registration 1872 Maidstone AMJ quarter 2a 328, Isaac Apps aged 9.

*GEOGRAPHY: Bearsted is an ancient village in mid-Kent to the east, and some five miles (7km) from the centre, of Maidstone. The village lies between Maidstone and Ashford. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.

~DEATH: This looks like William's death registration. 1866 Maidstone JAS quarter 2a 296 - William Apps Aged 51.

On the 1841 census there are several entries for William Apps born in Kent c1816 (with age rounded down). It is not possible to be sure which one of them might be ours. Interestingly, however, there is a William Apps aged 65 who is an Agricultural Labourer living on his own at Rose Acre Street, Bearsted, which is where William and Harriet were living in 1861. It might just be coincidence or he might be a relation. (Maidstone, Loose HO107/456/7 Folio 17 Page 2)

The probable marriage registration for William Apps and Harriet Cheeseman is 1846 Maidstone AMJ quarter 5 402. Harriets maiden name was probably Bolton. There are two indications why this should be so. On the 1851 census her daughter, Eliza, is aged 8 suggesting a birth in 1843. On FreeBMD there is a possible marriage in 1843 Maidstone AMJ quarter 5 369 between William Cheeseman and Harriet Bolton. Also, on the 1851 census there is a Mary Bolton, Sister in Law living in the same household as William and Harriet. She apparently has a son called George (aged 1).

HO107/457/3 Folio 20 Page 6
Folly, Chart next Sutton Valence, Kent
George 60 Farmer
Sarah 50
All born in county
The image could say BOULTEN, BOULDEN or BOULTON not sure.

Maidstone, Loose RG9/499 Folio 50 Page 15.
Address Rose Acre Street, Bearsted
William Apps Head M 46 Ag Lab Kent Bearsted
Harriet do Wife M 42 Kent Maidstone
John do Son 14 Ag Lab Kent Bearsted
William do Son 10 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Thomas do Son 8 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Sarah do Daur 6 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Elizabeth do Daur 1 Kent Bearsted
Emma do Daur -4mo Kent Bearsted

Maidstone, Loose RG10/939 Folio 56 Page 26
Harriet Apps Head Widow 51 Kent Maidstone
Sarah do Daur 16 Kent Bearsted
Elizabeth do Daur 11 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Isaac do Son 7 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Address Sutton Street, Bearsted

DEATH: There are quiet a few search results for Harriet APPS at One in particular has Harriet Apps aged 60, died 1876 which would fit this one.

Harriett BOLTON first married William CHEESEMAN and it is assumed that he died c1845. [Marriage Source: There is also a marriage for a HARRIET BOLTON in 2nd Quarter 1843 in Maidstone district, one of the other names on the page is WILLIAM CHEESEMAN, Volume 5 Page 369].

William & Harriett CHEESEMAN had one daughter, Eliza CHEESEMAN born 1842 Boughton under Blean, Kent, England. It is known that she married 1864 in the Parish Church, Maidstone District, Kent, England to Stephen HUGHES born 1838 Kent, England and the couple emigrated to New Zealand. More about this family can be found in my HUGHES/CHEESEMAN journals.

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 8 months ago

Mohi Te Hokaanga, New Zealand : Looking for more information on Maori Chief of Ngati Whatua UPDATED

My husband's maternal grandfather was Charles Maynard MARRINER, sometimes known as Charlie or Minarapa. He was born 17 June 1908, New Zealand to parents: George (Hori Marena) MARRINER and Kuwhara (known as Hera) Minarapa Tika.

His great grandmother Hera (photographed below), was the daughter of Ngaere Minarapa Tika-Stanaway and Irahapeti (or Rihi) Tanapo Stanaway.

His 2G grandmother Ngaere (married to Irahapeti known as Rihi) was the daughter of Captain John James STANAWAY and Witaperene (known as Black Ann).

His 3G grandmother Witaperene as the daughter of Mohi Te Hokaanga II and Harihura.

His 4G grandfather Mohi Te Hokaanga II was the son of Mohi Te Hokaanga I who was Maori Chief Of Ngatiwhatua, my husband's 5th great grandfather.

General websites of interest that I've been able to find:-

Ngati Whatua O Orakei

Ngati Whatua History of of Auckland

Ngati Whatua From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ngati Whatua - Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand


If any Maori is reading or will read this, I state that as a pakeha, meaning "...anybody of Anglo-Celtic origin (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) and, as the integrated, Northern Europeans (Scandinavians, Germans, and Dutch), white Americans, Canadians and South Africans". source: Pakeha, it's origin and meaning I respect the Maori traditions and do not wish to appropropriate genealogical information unecessarily, but am truly trying to find my husband's whakapapa for the sakes of our children.

Alison in Queensland, Australia.

3 comment(s), latest 3 months, 1 week ago

Looking for descendants of Captain John James STANAWAY born c1813 England, died 17 Aug 1874 Tokatoka, Auckland, New Zealand

Capt John James Stanaway is my husband's 3 great grandfather. In trying to find more about him, I've found some interesting data at the following websites:-

John James Stanaway see this website to view photographs/paintings. *UPDATE*

Myras Place - Tides of Time

QUOTE "This file contains data drawn initially from a family genealogy 'Tides of Time' about the family of Capt. J.J. Stanaway, an early pioneer of the Kaipara Harbour of New Zealand. While the data stems from the one original source it has been added to and modified to include many other elements of that geographical area, plus it has been cross-linked with many existing files already on this web site. It will take months to assemble and integrate all these files, and we rely on YOU to correct errors and add material. It is meant to be a resource for you, and your family. Note that this file includes many cases of adopted and/or fostered children. It is not always clear from the file if all of this is correct, or indeed known. We have accordingly used discrete ( * ) codes to indicate the reported status of a person, without necessarily stating what is known."

This website ... New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Whangarei Branch - Library Books ... 929/4029 The Story of Capt J J Stanaway - (contains many family trees)


IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0
Southwest Pacific
Search Results | Download | Pedigree

John James Stanaway

16 JUL 1813 Camberwell,Surrey, , London, England
17 AUG 1874 Tokatoka, Auckland, New Zealand
20 AUG 1874 Tokatoka, Auckland, New Zealand

There is a Naval record at the National Archives National Archives of UK which may possibly be the same fellow.

Official No: 129169
Place of Birth: St Geo in the East, MDX
date 16 Sept 1869
Catalogue ref:ADM 188/173
Dept of Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal marines, Coastguard and related bodies
Series: Admiralty: RN regs of Seamen's Services
Piece: 129001 - 129500
Image ref: 169/629
The image can be bought over the web and costs 3.50 (GB sterling)


There is an IGI extract:
John STANWAY brn 27 March 1813, Bapt 26 May 1813 at St Marylebone, St Mary Son of Thomas and Maria
John Taylor STANWAY bapt 8 June 1814 at St Marylebone, St Mary
Son of John and Maria
(is this a mis-transcription of Thom?).

No likely ones born in London/SRY in 1841 or 1851 Census but STANAWAY/STANWAY seems a very prevalent surname in the Devon/Cornwall area which are very maritime counties.

...Recent update to this journal, with gracious thanks I have received a photograph of the headstone of Capt JJ Stanaway at Toka Toka with kind courtesy of a MORTON researcher.

March 2009

66 comment(s), latest 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Misc New Zealand CHIPCHASE data

John CHIPCHASE married 1886 Rose MCCANN *, New Zealand
William Clasper CHIPCHASE married 1916 Dorothy Cloud CONNELLY, New Zealand

Rose CHIPCHASE *, occ: Waitress living at Hardy Street

William Walter Stanley CHIPCHASE # buried Hillcrest (Whakatane), born 1926, died 8 Jan 1993 aged 67 years.
Deaths extracted from the `New Zealand Herald' 1993

CHIPCHASE, William Clasper # - WW1 29610 - Army
New Zealand Defence Force, Personnel Archives
Archway - Archives of New Zealand

ENG-NZ: Ship 'William Bryan' arriving New Plymouth, 1841 ... EDGECUMBE family

I'm just starting to research the EDGECUMBE / EDGECOMBE family from New Zealand and their connections with these surnames on behalf of my mother-in-law - HARRIS, BROWN, HEWLETT, ALEXANDER, DEMARRA, MOYLE, and GRAY.

Website below is passenger list of the William Bryan ex Plymouth, England.

Ship William Bryan arriving New Zealand 1841

Edgecumbe William 29 Labourer
Mrs 37
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 7 months

Queensland, Australia.
21 January 2007.

UPDATE:- Since writing this journal my mother-in-law has purchased a most amazing book from New Zealand which I am pleased to have in my possession, entitled "Faith, Hope & Courage" The Story of Edward & Mary Moyle and their Descendants. Authors: Elva Lynch and K.Fincham. This book won a Millenium Award from the NZSG. As an aside it has the 'Edgecombe Family Tree' back as far as the 15th Century.

7 January 2008.

1 comment(s), latest 1 year, 9 months ago

NEW ZEALAND: Biography of Samuel Gregory HARRIS jnr 1859-1907 plus UPDATED notes

Dear FamilyTreeCircle member, some of this HARRIS data is from my mother-in-law and also of late other descendants:-

Samuel Gregory HARRIS born 1859 Wanganui, New Zealand, died 15 Nov 1907 'The Pines', Tayforth near Wanganui, New Zealand. Married 8 Aug 1891 to Juliana RENDALL born 13 Jun 1871 Nelson, New Zealand, died 19 May 1935 Wanganui, New Zealand. Juliana RENDALL was the daughter of John RENDELL * 1846-1911 of Ringmore, Stokeinteignhead, Devon, England and Catherine DEVANNEY 1850-1909. I've since found out that they had 7 children:-

1.Myrtle May HARRIS b 15 Nov 1891, died 28 Mar 1996 Te Aroha, Hamilton NZ, married 29 Apr 1913 William HARNETT - 2 children.
2.Laurel Violet (Noel) HARRIS b 6 May 1893 Wanganui NZ died 22 Jan 1932 Westport NZ, married 25 Aug 1913 George Herbert RADFORD b 7 Jun 1888 Nelson NZ, died 20 Jan 1961 Westport - 6 children.
3.Ivy Catherine HARRIS b 4 Aug 1895 NZ, died unknown, married 1915 Herbert Arthur REARDON b 25 Sep 1893 Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand - 1 known child.
4.John Samuel (Jack) HARRIS b 11 Oct 1897 New Zealand, sadly drowned at the age of 19 years, 2 Jul 1916.
5.Frederick Gregory HARRIS b 31 May 1901 Wanganui NZ married 25 Jul 1923 Marjory Ann POINTON b 1903 Lower Hutt NZ, died 23 Aug 1939 Mangaweka NZ - 7 children.
6.George Henry HARRIS b 6 Sep 1904 NZ, died 29 Jul 1979 aged 75 years, possibly never married.
7.Lucy Julia HARRIS b 3 Oct 1906 Wanganui NZ, died 3 Feb 1973 Wanganui NZ, buried Aramoho Cemetery, married Robert Charles BALDWIN b 10 Apr 1903 East Greenock, Kent, England, died 11 Jan 1978 Wanganui NZ - 5 children. Robert Charles BALDWIN also married Grace Irene GOSNELL 1908-1983.

* RENDELL line goes back to c1590 Stoke-In-Teignhead, Devon, England. A lot of this information on this ancestral line can be found at if anyone is interested.


"Tailor, Ridgway Street, Wnaganui, established 1896. Private residence: Wilson Street. Mr Harris was born in Wanganui in 1859. His father, who is referred to elsewhere, being one of the earliest settlers in the District. Educated privately in his native town, he joined the railway works, where he met with an accident, in consequence of which he left the service in 1884. He served his time to the tailoring business with Mr. Clapham, of Wanganui, and after 8 1/2 years with Mr. Cribb of Wanganui, Mr Harris opened his present business in Ridgway Street. The shop, a wooden building, is conveniently situated and an increasing trade is being conducted. Mr Harris is a good workman, and gives satisfaction to his numerous customers. He is married, and has three children."

Miscellaneous HARRIS notes:-

The Hon.Benjamin Harris 3rd February 1897, New Councillor appointed (Legislative Council).

Medallists under fire during War of 1860-1870

Fyfe, John, Artificer, Com Dept.
Fyfe, David, Private, 3rd W.Regt.
Duncan, John, Private, 1st W.Regt.
Harris, Benjamin, Lieutenant, O.Cav.Vol.
Harris, J.D. Colour-Sergeant, 3rd W.Regt.
Harris, Thomas, Constable A.C.
Harris, Sen. Robert, Private, 1s W.Regt.
Harris, Jnr. Robert, Private, 1st W.Regt.
Harris, Wm Henry, Corporal, Patea Rifles
Harris, W.M. or D.M., Private, Wel.Rifles
Harris, William, Private, 3rd W.Regt.
Harris, John, Private, 3rd W.Regt.
Harris, R. Bullock Driver, Transport Corps
Harris, George, Labourer, Transport Corps

I'm not too sure where the above HARRIS names fit into the family tree as yet.

Alison QLD Australia.

3 comment(s), latest 5 months, 3 weeks ago

NEW ZEALAND: John Newman LYONS and Anastatia FLEMING

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members, Looking for connections with this family. Note: It is believed that John Newman LYONS was the brother of Michael Henry LYONS (father of former 10th Prime Minister of Australia, Rt Hon. Joseph Aloysius LYONS who was born 15 Sep 1879 Stanley, Tasmania, Australia to Irish immigrants: Michael Henry LYONS born 1845 of Horton, Tasmania, Australia and Ellen CARROLL born 1846 Forest, Athy, Co.Kildare, Ireland.

John Newman LYONS born abt 1850 possibly Ireland died abt 1900 NZ. He married at Tuimata, Auckland NZ on 3 Oct 1869 to Anastatia FLEMING born 1850 (unknown location), died 1939 Auckland, and they had eight children

More information about John Newman LYONS:-

1881 Electoral Roll
Electorate Franklin South
Number 845
Surname LYONS
Given Names John Newman
Nature Of Qualification Freehold
Place Of Residence Tuimata
Occupation Labourer
For Property Qualification Part lot 82, Opaheke

1893 Electoral Roll
Surname LYONS
Given Name John Newman
Number 1807
Electorate Franklin
Voting Qualification Freehold
Residential Address Tuimata
Occupation Labourer
Property Detail Part lot 82, Opaheke

WW1 Service Personnel and Reserves Index
Surname LYONS
Given Name John Newman
Category First Reserves
Last NZ Address Surrey St Grey Lynn
Occupation Metal-worker &c
Recruiting District Auckland

More about Anastatia FLEMING:-
AKA: Anastasia
Surname LYONS
Given Name Anastatia
Number 3677
Electorate Franklin
Voting Qualification Residential
Residential Address Tuhimata
Occupation Farmer

Source Waikumete Cemetery Office
Record Type B/R
Year of Death 1939
Surname LYONS
Given Names Anastasia
Age 89
Location Waikumete Cemetery

1926 Wises NZ Post Office Directory: Surrey St, Grey Lynn; Right side from Great North Road, 11, Lyons Mrs Anastasia.

Eight children of John Newman LYONS and Anastatia FLEMING:-

1.Ellena LYONS born 1871 Pukekohe East, New Zealand, died 7 Apr 1935 at Matariki Private Hospital, Te Awamutu, New Zealand. Religion: Roman Catholic. Buried 8 Apr 1935 Lot 227, Te Awamutu Cemetery, New Zealand. Married 1896 at Napier, New Zealand to John OLIVER born 1857 unknown, died 22 Aug 1943 Auckland, New Zealand, buried 24 Aug 1943 Te Awamutu Cemetery, New Zealand. No other details known.

2.Mary LYONS born abt 1873 New Zealand, supposedly married groom surname ORR. However I cannot find any record.

3.Elizabeth Julia LYONS born abt 1875 New Zealand, married 1912 NZ to Frank CHILLINGWORTH and the couple had three children, two girls and a boy.

4.Margaret LYONS born abt 1877 New Zealand, married 1905 NZ to Albert Victor DYE born 4 May 1879 Auckland NZ.

5.William LYONS born 12 Jul 1880 Waikumete, New Zealand, died 1964 Auckland NZ. Source: Family Notes.

6.John Newman LYONS (Junior) born 3 Mar 1883 New Zealand, died 28 Feb 1968 Auckland, New Zealand. Source: Family Notes. Possibly married Isabella Catherine MEYRICK.

7.Annie LYONS born abt 1885 New Zealand, died Apr 1945 Hamilton NZ. Married 1915 NZ to William Richard DIMMOCK.

8.James Thomas LYONS born 1887 New Zealand, died 17 Mar 1976 Auckland, New Zealand (source IGI Occupation: Master Painter. He married 4 Feb 1925 St Benedicts Church, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (source IGI) to Florence Genevieve CULLETON born 10 Sep 1894 Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand (source IGI), died 28 Aug 977 New Zealand (IGI). Florence was the daughter of Peter CULLETON and Annie Elizabeth MARRIOTT.

More information about James Thomas LYONS:-
Surname LYONS
Given Name James
Category First Reserves
Last NZ Address 11 Surrey St Grey Lynn
Occupation Decorator
Recruiting District Auckland

Surname LYONS
Given Name James
Category Nominal Rolls Vol 4
Regimental Number 74198
Rank Private
Next of Kin Title Mrs Anastasia
Next of Kin Surname LYONS
Next of Kin Relationship Mother
Next of Kin Address 11 Surrey Street Grey Lynn Auckland
Roll 82
Page 15
Occupation Decorator

Five children of James Thomas LYONS and Florence (Florrie) Genevieve CULLETON:-

i) Dennis John LYONS born 30 Jan 1926 Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, died aged 4 years from a fall (?) 15 Feb 1930 New Zealand. Source IGI.
iii) LIVING male LYONS
iv) LIVING female LYONS
v) Barry James Joseph LYONS (my father-in-law) born 19 May 1934 Auckland, New Zealand. Married 1961 NZ to Mary Coulter Eadie HUGHES 1936~2008. Emigrated to Australia 1969. Died 31 Mar 2003 QLD.

Hoping someone out there can assist?

Kind regards,
Alison QLD.

2 comment(s), latest 6 years, 4 months ago

NEW ZEALAND: Stephen HUGHES and Elizabeth CHEESMAN arriv 1874 ex England ... UPDATED

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members, this family is my mother-in-law's ancestry... She states that she had eight direct line ancestors all named Stephen HUGHES in her family ... this would make the years roughly going back to the year 1720 or earlier.

Stephen HUGHES born 1838 Molash, Kent, England (parents names now known as Stephen HUGHES born 1799 Molash, Kent, England died 4 Jul 1846 and Sarah GREENSTREET born 1801 Molash, Kent, England) married 29 Feb 1864 Parish Church, Maidstone District, Kent, England to Eliza CHEESMAN also known as Elizabeth SHORTER {but I have no concrete proof of this, only verbal info handed down from my mother-in-law}, born 1842 Boughton Blean, Kent, England, died New Zealand. I think that Eliza was the daughter of William CHEESEMAN born c1816, died bef 1846 and Harriett BOLTON b1816 Maidstone, Kent, England - married 2nd Qrtr 1843 Maidstone Volume 5 Page 369. Stephen & Eliza HUGHES had 12 children.

Kent Registration Services - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

1. Stephen HUGHES** born 11 Jun 1863 Kent, England
married 1 Jul 1896 NZ to Mary SCOWN born 10 Feb 1876, she was the daughter of William Daniel SCOWN and Mary Lett HARRIS.

2. Thomas (Tom) HUGHES born 1865 Bearsden, Kent, England, died 22 Aug 1941 NZ. Married 30 Apr 1897 Wanganui NZ Ada Sarah BURGESS born 1876 Greatford, New Zealand. Ada Sarah BURGESS was the daughter of Henry BURGESS and Ann WALTON. Tom & Ada HUGHES had four children:-
i) Herbert Thomas HUGHES born 2 Jun 1897 20 London Street, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand died 28 Dec 1990 aged 93 years;
ii) Walter Henry HUGHES born 20 Jan 1903 20 London Street, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand died 7 Jan 1979;
iii) male HUGHES born abt 1905 and possibly died young as other family members didn't know there were four children.
iv) Myrtle Maryann Eliza HUGHES born 1908 20 London Street, died 1 Jul 1979 Wanganui, New Zealand, married 1929 Thomas Gordon CAMPBELL who died abt 1980 Wanganui NZ. [Source: probate records/brides & grooms records]

3. John (Jack) HUGHES born 1867 Bearsden, Kent, England, died 5 Oct 1952 91 Clarence Street, suburb unknown, New Zealand. Married 10 Feb 1893 Auckland, New Zealand to Christina Blanche O'CONNELL born 6 May 1872 Grahamstown, Thames, New Zealand, died 27 Jul 1947 Auckland NZ. Christina was the daughter of William O'CONNELL and Ann known as Honora. The couple had 6 children, the first two being adopted.
ii) May HUGHES
iii) John Stephen HUGHES born May 1899, married Alfreda CORK;
iv) Sarah HUGHES born 9 Feb 1903 Auckland;
v) Ross Norman HUGHES born 13 Jul 1906 Auckland, cremated at Purewa, Auckland, 18 Sep 1878;
vi) Richard Hellaby HUGHES born 25 Dec 1908 Auckland.

4. George HUGHES born 1872 Bearsden, Kent, England, died 10 Aug 1941 New Plymouth Hospital, Taranaki, New Zealand. Buried Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Never married.

Cemeteries and Crematorium - Urban Cemeteries - Te Henui Cemetery

"...Junction of Watson and Lemon streets, New Plymouth.
Te Henui opened in 1861 and is the original New Plymouth public cemetery. Set in an attractive park environment, it serves mainly as a heritage cemetery rich in local history and monuments..."

5. William HUGHES born 1874 Bearsden, Kent, England, died 27 Nov 1945 NZ. Married 1897 Amabel ELLIOT born 29 Dec 1876, died 2 Jan 1929 NZ. Amabel was the daughter of William ELLIOT b abt 1840 and Emmelena MOON born 25 Dec 1849 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. The couple had 7 children - William, Veta, Mervyn, Clarence, Lilia, Keitha and Hedley. Photograph of the family is available. See other journal/s.

6. Sarah Ann HUGHES christened 3 Aug 1873 England, buried 28 Dec 1873 Bearsted, Kent, England.

7. Avalanche Isaac HUGHES birth: Male Hughes Q4 (Oct-Dec) 1874 District Stepney Vol 1c Page 502. [Source: FreeBMD Index]
DEATH: Male Hughes Age 0 Q4 (Oct-Dec) 1874 District Stepney Vol 1c Page 404. [Source: FreeBMD Index.]
The Births at Sea Register folio 866 at the ONS shows the child's name as Avalanche Isaac Hughes, parents Stephen & Eliza Hughes.

8. Elizabeth HUGHES born 1876 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, died 19 May 1877 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

9. Ada Emma Jane HUGHES born 10 Dec 1878 New Plymouth, New Zealand, died 31 Aug 1946 Hobsonville, Auckland NZ buried Te Henui Cemetery, married 16 Dec 1897 in the Te Henui Church at New Plymouth to Frank PETCH born 9 Dec 1873 South Killingholme, Lincolnshire, England. Frank was the son of Charles PETCH and Mary Anna SALVIDGE. Frank & Ada HUGHES had two children, Lewis {married Edith Maud JENKINSON} and Oswald PETCH {married Margaret Queenie Christina WELLS}. Photograph available on the family.

10. Alfred HUGHES born 4 Feb 1881 Bell Block, New Plymouth, New Zealand never married, and died aged 61 years 7 Apr 1942 New Plymouth Hospital, Taranaki, New Zealand and is buried Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

11. Alles (Alice) HUGHES born 4 May 1883 New Zealand married 1905 to Francis Ernest Emille BRENMUHL (known as Frank). Frank was the son of Ernest Carl BRENMUHL died 1924 Wanganui and Eugenie Catherine who died 1938 Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. His occupation was a Carrier and he was of German origin. Three children: Ruby born 1906 {married PENTECOST and LETHBRIDGE}, Cecil born 1909 and Ronald.

12. Ellen May HUGHES born 24 May 1885 Taruruitanga, New Plymouth, New Zealand, died 14 Jul 1940 25 Somme Parade, Wanganui, New Zealand, buried Aramoho Cemetery, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand. Married 7 Jun 1906 James HASLER born 1884 NZ son of John George HASLER and Susannah Elizabeth {unknown).


More information about the HUGHES family, emigrees from England.

Stephen Hughes** came to New Zealand with his parents and brothers on the ship "Avalanche" which sailed on the 22nd October 1874, and arrived in Wellington on the 21st January 1875. They then continued their journey on the same ship and landed in New Plymouth.

Passengers were:
HUGHES, Stephen aged 36, Kent, Farm Labourer
HUGHES, Eliza, aged 32
HUGHES, Stephen aged 13, transferred to S.M.
HUGHES, Thomas aged 9
HUGHES, John aged 7
HUGHES, William aged 4
HUGHES, George aged 2

Arrival of the Avalanche - The Taranaki Herald, Saturday January 23rd 1875

Stephen HUGHES Snr. was possibly given a land grant at Waitara.
[Source: M.Hughes, granddaughter].

1896 Occupation: Platelayer.
1968 Occupation: Railway employee. Source: Death Certificate of daughter, Lydia Elizabeth Ruth Denly.
1910 Occupation: Railway Porter Source: Birth Certificate of child, Stephen Hughes.
1931 Occupation: Retired Railway Servant. Source: Death certificate of child, Owen Victor Hughes.
1935 Occupation: Retired railway man. Source: Marriage certificate of daughter, Martha Coulter Eadie.

MEMORIAL INDSCRIPTION: "In loving memory of Stephen Hughes, passed away peacefully on 7th July 1941, aged 77 years. Sleep, beloved, sleep.

There is no death, an angel form
Glides o'er the earth with silent tread,
And bears our best loved ones away,
And then we call them dead.

For him no bitter tears are shed,
His night of pain is o'er;
But weep our lonely path to tread,
And see the form we loved no more."


Stephen HUGHES married 1 Jul 1896 at the Wesleyan Church, Wanganui, New Zealand to Mary SCOWN, born 10 Feb 1876 Wanganui, New Zealand to parents: William Daniel SCOWN 1844-1921 and Mary Lett HARRIS.

Stephen and Mary HUGHES had five children ... their family photograph is below.

1.Royal Recordia Ethel HUGHES born 25 Jun 1897, died 1968 Nursing Home, NZ married 26 Oct 1921 Waverley NZ to Henry (Harry) TAMS who died 1967 Palmerston North NZ. DEATH: Harry Tams was cremated at the Crematorium, Kelvin Grove Cemetery, on the 5th of May 1967. His ashes were placed in the Garden of Remembrance and his name entered in the Book of Memories. Source: Letter to Mrs. M. Lyons, 103 Ulster St, Hamilton dated 30th June 1969 from Cemetery Clerk, City Council Chambers, Private Bag, Palmerston North, NZ. PROBATE RECORD: Name: TAMS Henry, Place: Auckland: Occupation: Retired, Court: Auckland, Archives Reference: BBAE 1570, Probate Record: 1523/67, Filed Date: 12 Jun 1967, Type: Will.

2.Lydia Elizabeth Ruth HUGHES born 19 May 1899 Momohaka, New Zealand. Occupation: Home duties at time of marriage. Usual residence was Nukumaru. DEATH: 18th Oct 1968, at usual residence of 84 Crummer Rd, Grey Lynn. [Source: Certified Copy of Entry of Death No.17944].
Married 1 Mar 1924 Registrar's Office, Wanganui, New Zealand to Herbert Tilton DENLY born 1894 Invercargill, Scotland, died 3 Nov 1967
Occupation: Electrician at time of marriage. Usual residence was Wanganui. DEATH: All details including parents names. Source: Letter to Mrs. M. Lyons, 103 Ulster Street, Hamilton dated 12th August 1969 from Messrs. Watney Sibun's Sons, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Auckland, New Zealand. Herbert was the son of Bernard DENLY of Wiltshire, England and Frances FREETH of Scotland.

3.Alma Frances HUGHES born 16 Apr 1902 Moumahaki, Wellington, New Zealand, died 6 Jul 1956 and is buried at the Te Aroha Cemetery, Rotorua, New Zealand.

4.Stephen HUGHES born 23 Jun 1910 Otorohanga, New Zealand, died in hospital 6 Jul 1956 aged 46yrs of blood clot from duodenal ulcer operation. Married 16 Jan 1935 The Terrace Congregational Church, Wellington, New Zealand to Martha Coulter EADIE born 16 Jan 1912 Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland to parents: Andrew EADIE 1866-1942 of Plean, Stirlingshire, Scotland and Mary Jane COULTER 1875-1956 of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

5 children of Stephen HUGHES and Martha Coulter EADIE;-

i) Mary Coulter Eadie HUGHES born 1 Feb 1936 Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand died 8 Feb 2008 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia married 20 May 1961 New Zealand Barry James Joseph LYONS born 19 May 1934 Auckland, New Zealand, died 31 Mar 2003 Richlands East, Queensland, Australia.
ii) Stephen Owen Lesley HUGHES born 13 Oct 1937 Palmerston North, New Zealand died 3 Feb 2000 Rotorua, New Zealand, buried 10 Feb 2000 Rotorua. Occupation: Swimming coach; retired school teacher.
iii) Stillborn female HUGHES 1 Aug 1939 Hawera, New Zealand;
iv) Living HUGHES
v) Living HUGHES

5.Owen Victor HUGHES born 21 Mar 1919 Hangatiki, New Zealand, died sadly aged just 12 of myocardial failure for several years. DEATH: 22 Aug 1931 at Waihou of Myocardial failure for several years. Medical attendant: Gordon Cook 21 August 1931. Parent's names: Stephen Hughes (retired Railway Servant) and Mary Hughes nee Scown. Buried 24 Aug 1931 at Te Aroha. Born Hangatiki. [Source: Certified Copy of Entry of Death No.47141].

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION: In loving memory of Owen Victor Hughes, passed away peacefully on August 22nd 1931, aged 12 years, 5 months. A little sufferer gone home.

"Silently the shades of evening
Gather round our lonely dorr,
Silently they bring before us
A face we shall see no more.

Oh! not lost, but gone before us,
Let him never be forgot,
Sweet his memory to the lonely,
In our hearts he perish not."

BACK ROW L-R Lydia, Royal, Alma
FRONT ROW L-R Mary HUGHES nee SCOWN holding Owen, Stephen HUGHES Junior and Stephen HUGHES Senior.

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NEW ZEALAND: Family Tree of Barry E. Pycroft

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