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Catherine Hinchcliff nee Casey

Our 2nd-Great Grandmother, Catherine was born on 01 May, 1853, in Castleisland, Co.Kerry, Ireland.
She was baptised in the Church of St Stephen & John, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Island; her sponsors were named as Michael Reane and Catherine Cronin.
Catherine was the daughter of Jeremiah Darby Casey (farmer) and Catherine Wren.
At the age of 23, Catherine sailed from Glasgow, Scotland to New Zealand on the ship 'Dunedin', accompanied by her sister, Honora. They arrived in Otago on 09 November 1876. Catherine was described in records as a dairymaid from County Kerry. Her cost of passage was f13-17-3.

Before leaving Ireland, Catherine's brother, Daniel tried to persuade her and their sister Honora to go with him to America. They declined, having decided their future lay in New Zealand.

Catherine married Joseph Hinchcliff on 19 June 1877, in the Roman Catholic Church, in Milton, South Otago. Joseph was from Honley, near Huddersfield in Yorkshire, UK. They had the following children:

Elizabeth - born 17 March 1878, Milton. Baptised in Milton.
Charles - born 15 November 1879, Milton. Baptised 18 February 1880, St Johns Anglican Church.
John Joseph - born 22 September 1881, Milton. Baptised 29 December 1881, Roman Catholic Church.
Catherine - born 23 November 1883, Milton. Baptised 24 February 1884, St Johns Anglican Church.
Mary Ann - born 19 October 1888, Milton. Baptised 02 December 1888, St Johns Anglican Church. (our Great-Grandmother).

Catherine died 05 November 1888 as a result of childbirth embolic pnuemonia and exhaustion. She was only 35 years old.

"Bruce Herald" Milton 06 November 1888:
...The friends of Mr Joseph Hinchcliff are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his late wife which will leave his residence, George Street Wednesday 7th inst, at 2 P.M for place of interment, Fairfax Cemetery Milton.

Honora Casey - Sister of Catherine Casey

Honora Casey was born 24 April 1853 and was baptised in the church of St Stephen & John, Knockrour, Castleisland, Co. Kerry Ireland.
She came to New Zealand with her sister Catherine on the ship 'Dunedin' in 1876.
Honora married James Fahey in 1886, in the Roman Catholic Church in Milton, Otago New Zealand. They had 5 children:

Thomas
James
Dinah
Sidney
John

James had a farm within easy distance of Milton. James and Honora were a very happy couple - Honora was once heard to say she was so contented that she sometimes was afraid that something might happen to spoil her life. Little did she know that tragedy was to strike.

James rode into Milton on the evening of 23 September 1899 but had the misfortune to be thrown from his horse. He was later found dead. Honora was expecting their fifth child at the time of James' passing - son John was born a short time afterwards.

Honora Fahey died on 15 June 1927 at Stafford Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand, aged 62 years. The cause of death was carcinoma of the liver (which she had suffered for at least a year), toxaemia and heart failure. She is buried in Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.

Before leaving Ireland, Honora's brother Daniel tried to persuade her and Catherine to go to America with him but the girls had definitely decided their future lay in New Zealand.

Cotton Family of Nelson, New Zealand - James Henry Snr

Records that exist for James Henry Cotton Snr:

1860-1 - COTTON, James Henry, Nelson Labourer. Qualified as a Juror in the province of Nelson

1863 - New Zealand Electoral Roll, City of Nelson, COTTON, James, Collingwood Street, Nelson

1870 - New Zealand Electoral Roll, City of Nelson, COTTON, James, Collingwood Street, Nelson

1871 - COTTON, James, Chimney Sweep/Nightwatchman

Cotton Family of Nelson, New Zealand - DEATHS

On October 15th, 1883, at the Nelson Hospital, after a long and painful illness, James Henry Cotton, aged 26 years.

On December 11th 1884, Martha, the beloved daughter of Henry and Fanny Cotton, aged 1 year, 9 months.

On October 26th 1898, at Wakapuaka after 24 hours illness, Alice Rita, second and dearly beloved daughter of Alfred and Rosa Cotton, aged 18 months.

On September 19th 1904 at his residence, Grove Street, James Henry Cotton, aged 75 years.

On November 17th 1905, after a long and painful illness, Henry Edward Cotton, dearly beloved husband of Frances (Fanny) Cotton, aged 51 years.

FROM 'THE COLONIST' May 24th 1910 -
Mrs James Cotton, of The Wood has passed away. She has been a resident of Nelson since 1856. Mr. Cotton predeceased her. They had 10 children, 8 of whom are living; there are 39 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: 16 October 1833
The friends of the late JAMES COTTON (Jnr) are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his late residence, Hope Street, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, for the new cemetery. (Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, NZ)

FUNERAL NOTICE: 20 September 1904
The friends of the late JAMES HENRY COTTON (Snr) are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his late residence, Grove Street, tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock, for the new cemetery. (Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, NZ)

MODBURY PARISH RECORDS - PARNELL BAPTISMS

These are the records belonging to the family of my 8th Gr.Grandmothers, Joan & Mary Parnell. Their parents are Edward Parnell & Elizabeth Prinn. Joan is my 8th Gr.Grandmother through her marriage to Thomas Whyting, Mary Whiting's paternal great-grandfather, while Mary is my 8th Grandmother through her marriage to Robert Lee, Mary Whiting's maternal great-grandfather).

MARY PARNELL (8th Gr.Grandmother, married my 8th Gr.Grandfather, Robert Lee in 1720)
Baptised: 04 February 1698
Parents: Edward & Elizabeth

JOAN PARNELL (8th Gr.Grandmother, married my 8th Gr. Grandfather Thomas Whyting, in 1723)
Baptised: 21 January 1700
Parents: Edward & Elizabeth

ANN PARNELL
Baptised: 29 August 1701
Parents: Edward & Elizabeth

THOMAS PARNELL
Baptised: 27 December 1706
Parents: Edward & Elizabeth

AGNES PARNELL
Baptised: 25 February 1709
Parents: Edward & Elizabeth

MODBURY PARISH RECORDS - WHITING/WHYTING FAMILY BAPTISMS

These are the records for the family of my 6th Great-Grandfather, James Whiting. His parents were William Whyting & Elizabeth Ryder.

JAMES WHITING (6th Gr.Grandfather)
Baptised: 03 December 1762
Parents: William & Elizabeth

WILLIAM WHITING
Baptised: 13 July 1764
Parents: William & Elizabeth

DANIEL WHITING
03 October 1766
Parents: William & Elizabeth

EDWARD WHITING
Baptised: 19 October 1768
Parents: William & Elizabeth

JOHN WHITING
Baptised: 23 November 1770
Parents: William & Elizabeth

THOMAS WHITING
Baptised: 07 January 1772
Parents: William & Elizabeth

THOMAS WHITING
Baptised: 18 April 1773
Parents: William & Elizabeth (NB: The elder Thomas likely died in infancy).

GEORGE WHITING
Baptised: 05 August 1774
Parents: William & Elizabeth

ELIZABETH WHITING
Baptised: 28 February 1777
Parents: William & Elizabeth

JENNY WHITING
Baptised: 17 July 1780
Parents: William & Elizabeth


The following records are that of William Whiting's family (my 7th Gr.Grandfather). His parents were Thomas Whyting & Joan Parnell.

ELIZABETH WHYTING
Baptised: 22 May 1724
Parents: Thomas & Joan

THOMAS WHYTING
Baptised: 10 March 1727
Parents: Thomas & Joan

JAMES WHYTING
Baptised: 08 May 1730
Parents: Thomas & Joan

WILLIAM WHYTING (7th Gr.Grandfather)
Baptised: June 1736
Parents: Thomas & Joan

JENNY WHYTING
Baptised: 14 November 1740
Parents: Thomas & Joan (listed as "Jane")

NB: Joan Parnell was baptised on 21 October 1700 (my 8th Gr.Grandmother). Her parents were lised as Edward Parnell & Elizabeth Prinn.

The following records are that of the family of my 8th Gr.Grandfather, Thomas Whyting. His parents are
Christopher Whyting & Phillipa ?

TIRZAH WHYTING
Baptised: 04 April 1689
Parents: Christopher & Phillipa

JOHN WHYTING
Baptised: 23 May 1690
Parents: Christopher & Phillipa

ANDREW WHYTING
Baptised: 17 November 1694
Parents: Christopher & Phillipa

THOMAS WHYTING (8th Gr.Grandfather)
Baptised: 01 April 1697
Parents: Christopher & Phillipa

MODBURY PARISH RECORDS - LEE FAMILY BAPTISMS

NB: This is the family of Elizabeth Lee, my 6th Great-Grandmother, who married James Whiting & was the mother of Mary Whiting, my 5th Great-Grandmother. Her parents were John Lee & Elizabeth Avery.

JOHN LEE
Baptised: 06 April 1757
Parents John & Elizabeth

ELIZABETH LEE (6th Gr.Grandmother)
Baptised: 11 December 1761
Parents: John & Elizabeth

ROBERT LEE
Baptised: 17 February 1764
Parents: John & Ellizabeth

ANNE LEE
Baptised: 08 November 1765
Parents: John & Elizabeth

SARAH LEE
Baptised: 18 July 1770
Parents: John & Elizabeth


Elizabeth Lee's father, John's family records are next. His parents are Robert Lee & Mary Parnell:

GILBERT LEE
Baptised: 01 December 1721
Parents: Robert & Mary

ROBERT LEE
Baptised: 14 November 1723
Parents: Robert & Mary

MARY LEE
Baptised: 11 February 1726
Parents: Robert & Mary

JOHN LEE (7th Gr.Grandfather)
Baptised: 16 February 1728
Parents: Robert Lee & Mary Parnell

REBEKAH LEE
Baptised: 29 January 1731
Parents: Robert & Mary

EDWARD LEE
Baptised: 08 December 1732
Parents: Robert & Mary

THOMAS LEE
Baptised: 15 November 1734
Parents: Robert & Mary

ELIZABETH LEE
Baptised: 15 September 1738
Parents: Robert & Mary

John Lee's father, Robert's family records are next. His parents were Robert Lee Snr & Margaret Crispine:

AGNES LEE
Baptised: 20 May 1962
Parents: Robert & Margaret

ROBERT LEE (8th Gr.Grandfather)
Baptised: 21 July 1695
Parents: Robert & Margaret

PHILLIP LEE
Baptised: 20 December 1698
Parents: Robert & Margaret

JOHN LEE
Baptised: 30 August 1702
Parents Robert & Margaret

REBECCA LEE
Baptised: 29 March 1706
Parents: Robert & Margaret

MARY LEE
Baptised: 01 January 1710
Parents: Robert & Margaret

MODBURY PARISH RECORDS - RYDER FAMILY BAPTISMS

NB: This is the family of my 7th Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Ryder, who married William Whyting and was the mother of my 6th great-grandfather, James Whiting.
Her parents were Daniel Ryder and Elizabeth Glubb. (married 31 December 1736)

DANIEL RYDER
Baptised: 05 August 1737
Parents: Daniel & Elizabeth

ELIZABETH RYDER (7th Gr.Grandmother)
Baptised: 26 January 1739
Parents: Daniel & Elizabeth

MARY RYDER
Baptised: 20 March 1741
Parents: Daniel & Elizabeth

JOHN RYDER
Baptised: 16 March 1744
Parents: Daniel & Elizabeth

WILLIAM RYDER
Baptised: 03 January 1746
Parents: Daniel & Elizabeth

ANNE RYDER
Baptised: 03 June 1748
Parents: Daniel & Elizabeth

CATHERINE MOGGERIDGE - 5TH GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF MARY WHITING

NB: Catherine Moggeridge is my 10th Great-Grandmother.

Catherine Moggeridge
Born: November 1629, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Married: Andrew Lee, 12 December 1661, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Died: ?
Children: Robert Lee - 1665

Catherine's parents were Robert Moggeridge & Elizabeth Baylye (Bailey/Bayley)

Robert Moggeridge (11th Gr.Grandfather)
Born: September 1583, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Baptised: 15 October 1583, St Sidwell, Exter, Devon UK
2nd Baptism: 09 October 1611, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Married: Elizabeth Baylye, 26 November 1610, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Died: ?
Children: Catherine - 1629

Elizabeth Baylye - (11th Gr.Grandmother)
Born: September 1585, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Baptised: 11 October 585, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Married: Robert Moggeridge, 26 November 1610, Newton St Cyres, Devon UK
Died: ?
Children: Catherine - 1629

Elizabeth's father (my 12th Gr.Grandfather) was called Adam Baylye. I have no information on him.

MARGARET CRISPINE - MATERNAL 4TH GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF MARY WHITING

Margaret Crispine (My 9th Gr.Grandmother)
Born: 1672, Modbury, Devon UK
Married: Robert Lee, 13 April 1692, Modbury, Devon UK
Died: ?
Children: Robert Lee - 1695

Her parents were James Crispine & Margaret Pill

James Crispine (my 10th Gr.Grandfather)
Born: 1650, Devon UK
Married: Margaret Pill, 30 November 1671, Kingston, Ivybridge, Devon UK
Died: ?
Children: Margaret - 1672

Margaret Pill
Born: ?
Married: James Crispine, 30 November 1671, Kingston, Ivybridge, Devon UK
Died: ?
Children: Margaret - 1672