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KNOTTS to New Zealand

I am looking for information regarding my Great Grandmothers sister whom Im told moved to New Zealand from England. I have heard that my GGM kept in touch with letters, but after her death all of the letters were burnt along with many photos. I have no idea which sister or where she lived in New Zealand, so I have little to go on.

My GGMothers name was Mary Ann Jemima KNOTTS b 1897 in Staines, Middlesex, England; she married Frederick Lindsay GILES in Reading Berkshire, England in 1917 and migrated to Newcastle, NSW, Australia, in 1922 with their two sons.

Possible sisters that I can suggest are;
Martha Matilda KNOTTS b 1888 in Staines, Middlesex, England, married Charles REED in 1915 in Hastings, Sussex, England
Elizabeth Isabel S KNOTTS b 1893 in Staines, Middlesex, England, marriage status is unknown
Ellen Dorcas KNOTTS b 1900 in Reading Berkshire, England, married Frederick POTTER in 1922 in Reading Berkshire, England

Any help would be appreciated

Mark

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John George KNOTTS married Emma MATTINGLEY July 1886 Wokingham

I'm researching my KNOTTS family tree at the moment. My Great grandmother was Mary Ann Jemima KNOTTS. I'm looking for help locating information on her siblings and parents.
All I know of this side of the family is that She married Frederick Lindsay GILES and migrated to Australia after the end of WWI. There is a family story that one of her sisters migrated to New Zealand, but I don't know who. I have a photo of John George KNOTTS and Emma MATTINGLEY on their 50th wedding anniversary that I can share.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Below is a portion of my family tree.

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN GEORGE2 KNOTTS (GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1861 in Staines, Middlesex, England, and died Aft. 1936. He married EMMA MATTINGLEY Abt. 11 July 1886 in Wokingham, Berkshire, Wiltshire, England, daughter of HENRY MATTINGLEY and MARTHA SEARLE. She was born Abt. November 1863 in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and died Aft. 1936.

Children of JOHN KNOTTS and EMMA MATTINGLEY are:
i. SUSAN MARY3 KNOTTS, b. 1887, Staines, England; d. Abt. 1892, Staines, England.
ii. MARTHA MATILDA KNOTTS, b. 1888, Staines, England; m. CHARLES REED, 1915, Sussex, England.
iii. HARRIETT KNOTTS, b. 1890, Staines, England; d. Abt. 1892, Staines, England.
iv. ELIZABETH ISABEL S KNOTTS, b. Abt. 1893, Staines, England.
v. JOHN GEORGE KNOTTS, b. 1895, Staines, England.
2. vi. MARY ANN JEMIMA KNOTTS, b. 10 September 1897, Staines, England; d. 5 December 1980, Waratah, NSW (Mater Misericordiae Hospital).
vii. ELLEN DORCAS KNOTTS, b. 1900, Reading, Berkshire, England; m. FREDERICK W H POTTER, Abt. 1922, Reading, Berkshire, England.
viii. ROBERT HENRY KNOTTS, b. Abt. 1902, Reading, Berkshire, England.
ix. WILLIAM KNOTTS, b. Abt. 1906, Caversham, Oxon, England; d. Abt. 1906, Caversham, Oxon, England.
x. WALTER WILLIAM F KNOTTS, b. 1907, Caversham, Oxon, England; m. FRANCES A L DAY, 1931, Reading, Berkshire, England.


Generation No. 2

2. MARY ANN JEMIMA3 KNOTTS (JOHN GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born 10 September 1897 in Staines, England, and died 5 December 1980 in Waratah, NSW (Mater Misericordiae Hospital). She married FREDERICK LINDSAY GILES 22 September 1917 in Reading, England, son of WILLIAM GILES and AGNES CLAYTON. He was born 13 August 1892 in Newcastle, NSW, and died 6 December 1970 in Newcastle, NSW (Royal Newcastle Hospital).

More About MARY ANN JEMIMA KNOTTS:
Burial: 7 December 1980, Sandgate cemetery, Church of England, Section 229, grave 62
Cause of Death: Carcinomatosis
Emigration: 9 February 1920, Aboard "Themistocles" following the end of WW I

More About FREDERICK LINDSAY GILES:
Burial: 8 December 1970, Sandgate cemetery, Church of England, Section 229, grave 62
Cause of Death: Myocardial Infarct, Ischaemic heart disease
Emigration: 9 February 1920, Aboard "Themistocles" following the end of WW I
Military service: WW I Served with 2nd Scottish Rifles. WW II served with the Australian Army

James CAMPBELL Married Johanna MULROONEY 11th October 1858 Newcastle, NSW

Any help with details on James CAMPBELL's death would be appreciated.

Descendants of James CAMPBELL

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 CAMPBELL was born Abt. 1835 in Galway, Ireland. He married JOHANNAH MULROONEY 11 October 1858 in Newcastle, NSW. She was born Abt. 1833 in Tipperary, Ireland, and died 4 June 1902 in Aberdeen, NSW.

More About JAMES CAMPBELL:
Emigration: 1854, Arrived aboard "Lady Elgin"

More About JOHANNAH MULROONEY:
Burial: June 1902, Aberdeen cemetery, Roman Catholic
AKA Johanna, Hannah, & Anna; MUROONEY, MORONEY, MULRONEY

Children of JAMES CAMPBELL and JOHANNAH MULROONEY are:
i. MARGARET2 CAMPBELL, b. 1860, Newcastle, NSW; d. 1927, Hamilton, NSW; m. DANIEL MAHER, 1881, Lambton, NSW.
2. ii. MARY CAMPBELL, b. 4 November 1861, Newcastle, NSW; d. 27 March 1913, Hamilton, NSW.
iii. HANNAH CAMPBELL, b. 1863, Maitland, NSW; d. 1945, Balmain, NSW; m. WALTER WILKINSON, 1896, Merewether, NSW.
iv. ELLEN CAMPBELL, b. 1867, Newcastle, NSW; d. 1932, Redfern, NSW; m. JOHN CAHILL, 1884, Lambton, NSW.
v. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, b. 1868, Newcastle, NSW; d. 22 April 1873, Newcastle, NSW.
vi. AGNES CAMPBELL, b. 8 May 1870, Newcastle, NSW; d. 16 May 1870, Newcastle, NSW.
vii. MARTHA CAMPBELL, b. 19 October 1872, Newcastle, NSW; d. 25 October 1872, Newcastle, NSW.
viii. JAMES CAMPBELL, b. 1874, Newcastle, NSW; d. 1944, Muswellbrook; m. ELIZABETH JONES, 1894, Merewether, NSW.


Generation No. 2

2. MARY2 CAMPBELL (JAMES1) was born 4 November 1861 in Newcastle, NSW, and died 27 March 1913 in Hamilton, NSW. She married HENRY GAYNER 23 June 1881 in Newcastle, NSW, son of JAMES GAYNER and ELIZABETH JONES. He was born 24 February 1859 in Newcastle, NSW, and died 20 August 1939 in Newcastle, NSW.

More About MARY CAMPBELL:
Burial: 28 March 1913, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 11, grave 116

More About HENRY GAYNER:
Burial: 1 September 1939, Sandgate cemetery, Wesleyan Methodist, SE Section A, grave 47

Children of MARY CAMPBELL and HENRY GAYNER are:
i. ETHEL3 GAYNER, b. 1882, Newcastle, NSW; d. January 1884, Newcastle, NSW.

More About ETHEL GAYNER:
Burial: 19 January 1884, Sandgate cemetery, Wesleyan Methodist, NW Section 8, grave 37 (unmarked)

ii. ELLEN M GAYNER, b. 1884, Newcastle, NSW; d. 22 January 1915, Newcastle, NSW.

More About ELLEN M GAYNER:
Burial: 24 January 1915, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 11, grave 114

iii. FREDERICK GAYNER, b. 1885, Newcastle, NSW; d. June 1955, Newcastle, NSW; m. FLORENCE MAY PICKIN, 1916, Hamilton, NSW; d. September 1980.

More About FREDERICK GAYNER:
Burial: 27 June 1955, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 68, grave 64

More About FLORENCE MAY PICKIN:
Burial: 22 September 1980, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 68, grave 64

iv. HARRY GAYNER, b. 1887, Hamilton, NSW; d. February 1889, Hamilton, NSW.

More About HARRY GAYNER:
Burial: 23 February 1889, Sandgate cemetery, Wesleyan Methodist, NW Section 8, grave 37 (unmarked)

v. JAMES GAYNER, b. 17 December 1889, Hamilton, NSW; d. 16 January 1967, Sydney, NSW; m. MARY VERA HUBB, 1924, Lambton, NSW; b. 7 March 1895; d. 28 September 1991.

More About JAMES GAYNER:
Burial: 18 January 1967, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 90, grave 94

More About MARY VERA HUBB:
Burial: September 1991, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 90, grave 94

vi. FRANK GAYNER, b. 3 March 1893, Newcastle, NSW; d. 26 September 1957, Mayfield, NSW; m. IVY WAUGH, 22 June 1918, Hamilton, NSW; b. 7 March 1899, Newcastle, NSW; d. 5 July 1965, Hamilton, NSW.

More About FRANK GAYNER:
Burial: 28 September 1957, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 41, grave 117
Occupation: French Polisher
Residence: 32 James Street, Hamilton

More About IVY WAUGH:
Burial: July 1965, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 41, grave 117

vii. DORIS MARY GAYNER, b. 1896, Hamilton, NSW; d. 1972, Newcastle, NSW; m. ALFRED FAHEY, 1917, Hamilton, NSW.
viii. LEONARD GAYNER, b. Abt. 1898, Hamilton, NSW; d. 12 July 1938, Newcastle, NSW; m. MARY BENEKE, 1924, Hamilton, NSW.

More About LEONARD GAYNER:
Burial: 13 July 1938, Sandgate cemetery, Roman Catholic, Section 11, grave 114

ix. JOSEPH GAYNER, b. 1900, Hamilton, NSW; d. 1900, Hamilton, NSW.

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Charles GILES and Lydia PINE married 11th August 1851 Stepney

Im looking for some help with a brick wall that Im having trouble with. The known details I have at this stage are as follow;
Charles and Lydia married on 11th August 1851 in the Parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex. Both are stated to be of full age, unmarried, residing in Stepney. Charles was a Stonemason and his father, Henry, a labourer. Lydias father, William, was a butcher.
They travelled to Australia aboard the Ellenborough with their two sons, Charles (2), and William (1)(died on voyage), arriving 31st October 1854.
Charles died 4th January 1886 aged 57 in Newcastle, NSW. His death certificate states that he was married at age 23, his parents are unknown, and that he had been in the colony 31 years.
Children of the marriage were Charles b 31/5/1852, William b 1853, Henry b 13/9/1855, Zipporah b 12/2/1858, Annie b 2/1/1860, William b 20/8/1861, Alfred b 1863, Stephen b 1866, Hannah b 1869, Emily b 1870, Selina b 1872, Amelia b 1874, Charlotte b 1876. I also have found in the 1851 and 1861 censuses, what I believe to be, an illegitimate child belonging to Lydia named Mark Capien Pine.
Ive been looking in the 1841 & 1851 censuses for a Charles of about the right age with a father Henry without success. The closest I have so far is a family in Middlesex with a Charles of the right age with a father James and mother Rebecca.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Mark

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James GAYNER and Elizabeth JONES married 11th February 1857 Bristol

Im looking for some help with a brick wall that Im having trouble with. The known details I have at this stage are as follow;
James Gayner and Elizabeth Jones married 11th February 1857 in the Parish of St James in the County/City of Bristol. Both are stated to be unmarried. James was 23 years old, a Labourer and his father, James a glasscutter. Elizabeth was 20 years old, a servant and her father, William, a butcher.
They travelled to Australia aboard the Alfred, arriving 23rd July 1857.
James died 18th July 1920 aged 85 in Hamilton, NSW. His death certificate states that he was married at age 23 to Elizabeth Jones, he was born in Nailsea, England, his parents are James Gayner, glasscutter, and Eliza Parker, and that he had been in the colony 63 years.
Children of the marriage were Female b 1858, Henry b 24/2/1859, Charles b 1862, William b 1864, Emily b 1867, James b 1868, George b 1871, Alice b 1873, Matthew b 1875, Alice b 1878, Agnes b 1880, Frank b 1883. I have some issues around the Alices dates.
Ive been looking in the 1841 & 1851 censuses for a James of about the right age with a father James and mother Eliza without success. The closest I have so far is a family in Nailsea with a James of the right age with a father Edward and mother Eliza. The family name is spelt Gainer in the 1851 census.

NEW 27th August 2009
From information extracted from "Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey" Volume 1, The Lewis Publishing Company 1900, pp 176 - 182.

This section of the book talks about the GAYNER family in detail, especially John Gayner, the founder of the Gayner Glass Company and his siblings who are located in the USA, England, and Australia.

A summary of some of the details below;

Edward Gayner Married Elizabeth Parker 7th June, 1829
John Snr died aged 68, Elizabeth died aged 74
13 Children
Eliza b. 5th July, 1830, d. 9th September, 1831
John b. 5th December, 1831, married (1) Frances Atkin (6 children), married (2) Elizabeth Wilkins 1st October, 1861 (several children, all but 2 died in infancy)
Edward b. 23rd January, 1833, moved to Norristown, Pennsylvania
James b. 3rd October, 1834, moved to Australia
Eliza b. 15th February, 1836, d. about 1851
Robert b. 4th September, 1837, residing in Bristol
Richard b. 14th February, 1839, residing in Bristol
Frank b. 2nd November, 1840, residing in San Francisco, California
Mary b. 17th April, 1843, living in England
Mathew b. January, 1845, came to America with John but soon returned to England, place unknown.
Ann b. 23rd December, 1847, residing in England
George, a shoemaker living in England
Hannah b. 23rd July, 18??, married and living in England

I believe this all links together fairly well, but, I still have an issue with the father's name on the marriage and death certificates not lining up with the details in the census and the book.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Mark