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TICKLE marriages New Zealand 1889 - 1929

some TICKLE marriages New Zealand 1899 - 1929


Edward William Tickle
- married Daisy Bennett in 1920

Edward William Tickle
- married Rose Ada Wangford in 1926

Mason Louis Vernon Tickle
- married Beatrice Congdon in 1928

William Gerrard Tickle
- married Eleanor Amelia Whiting in 1899


Thelma May Tickle
- married John Douglas Paton in 1929

Margaret Tickle
- married Thomas Charles Kay in 1922

Frances Ellen Tickle
- married Robert Lee Bennett in 1924

Annie Ellen Tickle
- married John Stevenson in 1912

Ada Alice Tickle
- married George Mills in 1911

TILYARD marriages New Zealand 1863 - 1931

some of the TILYARD marriages New Zealand 1863 - 1931
Charles Tilyard (1846-1925)
- married Rosetta 'Rose' BOURNE in 1874
had 10 known children in the Wairarapa
- their son, Frederick William Tilyard served twice in WWI as Private 23309, Frederick Garfield Jackson and falsified details of next of kin at attestation, also declaring he was born in Tasmania, Australia and Masterton. His father declared the correct identity twice in the years 1917 and 1918
. He was discharged as medically unfit after malaria but re-enlisted attesting he had served in Mexico under General Madero
- Charles & Rose were living in Main St, Greytown when Frederick was KILLED IN ACTION at Somme, France 27 Sep 1915 at the age of 31

Frank Caleb Tilyard (1894-1964)
- married Winifred Alison RHODES (1893-1975) in 1923

Frederick Joseph Tilyard (1897-1954)
- married Madeleine Anne ANDERSON (1899-1982) in 1925

Henry Andrew Leonard Tilyard (1904-1965)
- married Lily Elizabeth McKENZIE (1904-1995) in 1930

Herbert Thomas Tilyard (1881-1961)
- married Ethel Gertrude HARRAP (1882-1982) in 1907
- Herbert was a builder in LEvin
- h died 1 June 1961 and cremated at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

James Thomas Tilyard (1889-1966)
- married Vera May/Maria SCANLAN (1891-1069) in 1918
- James & Vera are buried together in Mangatera cemetery, Dannevirke

John Clement Tilyard (1891-1969)
- married Myrtle Alice WOOD (1890-1982) in 1916

William Tilyard (1880-1966)
- married Alice IVES in 1863

William Joseph Tilyard (1890-1956)
- married Clara Elizabeth KNAFF (1896-1990) in 1915

Alice Matilda Tilyard (1885-1951)
- married Alfred John GRIFFITHS (1881-1936) in 1908

Amy Susan Tilyard (1887-1971)
- married Henry George COLLINS in 1910

Ann Lilian Tilyard
- married Alfred Campbell McPHERSON (1876-1942) in 1907

Eunice Anna/Hannah Tilyard (1881-1953)
- married Alfred PILBROW in 1901

Harriet Rose Matilda Tilyard (1883-1974)
- married Evan HAINE (1883-1942) in 1910

Harriett Ann Tilyard
- married William HUTTON in 1907

Jessie Isabella Tilyard
- married Harold WILSON in 1912

Margaret Amy Tilyard (1888-1949)
- married Olaf Andreas JACOBSEN in 1916

Mary Elizabeth Tilyard
- married Howard Eric McKENZIE in 1929

Susannah Tilyard
- married Caleb SMALL (1838-1927) in 1863

Thelma Grace Tilyard
- married Herbert James RUSSELL in 1930

Private Frederick Tilyard mentioned on the wall, with his comrades, at Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Albert, Somme, Picardie Region, France

TIMARU HOUSEHOLDERS write to the Timaru School Committee - August 1872

the following letter was taken from Timaru Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 783, 7 August 1872, Page, through Papers Past

- I have put it into alphabet order for easier research -

Timaru School Committee

SIR, - We, the undersigned householders of the Educational District of Timaru, feeling aggrieved at the decision of the School Committee "to enlarge the present school," in preference to accepting the recommendation of the Board of Education to erect a good school on a central site, so as to meet all the requirements of the town, request that you will take measures to ascertain the wishes of the inhabitants on the matter, by calling a public meeting or otherwise, as you may think fit.


BARGFREDE - Johann Heinrich 'John Henry'
BRIEN - George
BROAD - Allan
BUTLER - George

CLARK - David
CLARKE - William
CLOUGH - William
COCKROFT - Joseph (1820-1894)
COCKROFT - Joseph junior (1848-1897)
COE - James
CORK - Thomas Grierson (1836-1899)
COWAN - John G.

DALE - Philip (1832-1919)

EDWARDS - William Lawrence (1840-1887)
ELDER - John

FISHER - Alfred
FISHER - Nathan
FLOCKTON - Charles
FYFE - Thomas Webster (1836-1920)
GABITES - George (1830-1914)
GIBSON - Benjamin

HEALEY - William
HILL - Jacob
HOLDGATE - Edward (1835-1927)
HOPE - John
HUTTON - Peter W

JACOBS - Chapman
JAMES - Llewellyn
JONES - Thomas B.

LANE - Philip

MACHIA - Thomas
McKEOWN - William
McKNIGHT - George
McRAE - P. D.
MEE - John
MILLS - Thomas
MUNRO - William P.

OXBY - William

PADGET - William
PEARSON - George
PRIEST - William

REID - John
ROONEY - William
ROSS - James
ROWLEY - Thomas G.

SMITH - Richard

THOPSON - George
TODD - George

WILDS - John
WRIGHT - Charles 'Chas'

- GENTLEMEN, - In answer to the above requistion, I hereby convene a Public meeting of householders residing within the Timaru Educational District at the Mechanics' Institute, on WEDNESDAY, the 14th August, at 7.30 pm.
- Chairman
Timaru School Committee

time-line for GALLETLY in New Zealand

just some of the news items from various newspapers in New Zealand, through Papers Past, put here in time-line for those researching the GALLETLY families

... Peter Galletly (1830-1875) married Margery McLauchlan (1831-1877) in Kilspindie, Perth, Scotland
- their known children were:
1854 - 1908 John Galletly (born in Perth, Scotland)
1856 - 1878 Elizabeth Galletly (born in Scotland)
.. 1856 - 1851 emigration to NZ
1861 - 1892 Peter Galletly (born in Christchurch, New Zealand)
1863 - 1945 Margaret Galletly
1865 - 1905 Ann Galletly
1867 - 1954 Isabella Galletly
1869 - 1910 William Galletly
1872 - 1955 Mary Galletly
1874 - 1945 Jane Galletly

16 MARCH 1860
... the CLONTARF arrives in Lyttelton 16 March 1860
... the GALLETLY on board
- born approx 1799
- died 23 March 1880 aged 80 in Carleton,Cust, Canterbury
- born approx 1835
- died 1879 aged 42
- born approx 1840
- After working for a year at Kaiapoi Island, and three years on the Riccarton estate he bought fifty acres of land in the Cust district (more at link)
- born approx 1845
- born approx 1846
- born approx 1848
- born approx 1850

13 JUNE 1861
... David GALLETLY (1832-1886) married Ann NORFOLK (1843-1925) in Christchurch
- David was born in Scotland
- he died 30 May 1886 in Lincoln, Canterbury
- Ann was born in Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk, England
- she died 26 May 1926 in Geraldine, Canterbury
their 12 known children were:
1863 - Elizabeth Galletly
1864 - Margaret Galletly
1866 - 1945 Thomas Galletly
1868 - 1953 Charles David Galletly
1869 - Agnes Galletly
1871 - 1896 Alexander Galletly
1873 - 1953 William Galletly
1875 - Annie Galletly
1877 - 1962 Ellen Galletly
1879 - 1962 Henry George Galletly
1881 - 1963 Edwin Norfolk Galletly
1883 - 1950 John Galletly

... LITTLE RIVER ROAD BOARD. It was concluded to avertise for tenders for shingling the road in course of formation between Barnett's and Kimber's bridge, and that the contractor, Mr Galletly be instructed to use a heavy roller on the work on the completion of formation

22 JANUARY 1879
... GALLETLY - On the 21st of January, at Tiptree House, Windmill road, Margaret Ellen, the dearly-loved child of Andrew and Jane Galletly, of Weedons, aged two years and seven months
- known children of Andrew & Jane Sophia:
1876 - Margaret Ellen Galletly
1878 - Leonard Galletly
1881 - Harry Galletly
1883 - Ellen Jane Galletly
1885 - Rosa Mary Galletly

21 JUNE 1879
... SLAUGHTER HOUSE ACT, 1879. Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with the provisions of the above Act, I intend to apply, at the next sitting of the Selwyn County Council, for a LICENSE to SLAUGHTER Large and Small CATTLE on my premises at Yaldhurst. ANDREW GALLETLY

11 DECEMBER 1882
... SPREYDON. The usual meeting of the Board was held on December 7th. Correspondence was read:- from D. Gallety, asking for extension of time to complete his contract. Granted

15 APRIL 1885
... CHRISTCHURCH. D. Galletly, who was found lying drunk in Colombo street at midnight was fined 10s; the usual imprisonemtn to follow in default of payments

20 APRIL 1885
... CUST. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday, the 13th of April. Present - The Chairman and Messrs Tallott, McLauchlin, and Galletly. The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr Bruce, the Manager of Ngpari, with reference to the purchase of roads lately closed. To give notice that all rates must be paid by the 1st of May, and that proceedings will be taken against the owners of unregistered dogs after the same date. The annual meeting of ratepayers was fixed for the 1st of May, and the election of three members for the 4th of May. Accounts amounting to ?20 7s were passed, and the Board adjourned

5 MARCH 1887
.. BROWN-GALLETLY - On March 3, by the Rev. R. Erwin, at the Presbyterian Church, North Belt, Christchurch, Andrew R. Brown, of Lincoln, to Margaret Galletly, third daughter of the late David Galletly, Lincoln

25 OCTOBER 1887
... Amongst the cases heard at the Invercargill RM. Court on Friday was that of the Scottish and N.Z. Investment Co v F. M. Dawson, in which Mr Finn was for plaintiffs and Mr Henderson for defendant. Claim, ?64 15s 3d for interest. The defense was that the property on which plaintiffs held the mortgage had been sold to one Robert Galletly and that the interest now claimed which had accrued since the date of the sale was due by Galletly. It was submitted for the plaintiffs that the agreement of sale was between defendant and Galletly alone, and that there was no contract between the plaintiffs and Galletly. After hearing evidence, judgment was given for plaintiffs, with cost ?5 10s

5 JANUARY 1888
... LINCOLN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The congregation of this church having undertaken to build a new manse for the minister, thought that such a good opportunity as the great gathering at the Lincoln sports on New Years Day should not be allowed to go by without an attempt being made to augment the funds so the ladies took counsel together, and the result was a luncheon booth on the sports ground
* No 4 table, the bachelors' table was presided over by Mesdames Galletly and Marks, and the Misses Gilmour and Galletly

30 APRIL 1890
... STOKE - Mr R. Meredith precied over the meeting of householders at Stoke; the attendance was small. A report from the out-going Committee was read and adopted and the following were elected the Committee for the years:- Messrs R. Meredith, H. Catterwood (probably Catherwood ?), J. GALLETLY, J. Jack, G. Pawsey, T. Clancy and F. Mitchell. Mr R. Meredith was elected Chairman

14 JUNE 1890
... ACCIDENT. A few days since, a young man named Galletly, living at Hawkeswood station, had a thumb blown off and his head seriously injured through the bursting of a gun. His condition was too precarious to allow of his removal to the Christchurch Hospital

6 MAY 1895
... LAND SALES. The sale of land in the Estate of Mr M. Galletly, deceased, which took place in Mr Charles Clark's rooms on Saturday showed that there is a demand for land when excessive prices are not asked. The first property offered was sixty acres at Templeton, being R.S. 4843, cut up into paddocks, with water-races running through them. After some little competition the property was sold to Mr Aimer at ?12 10s per acre

6 JULY 1891
... GALLETLY - July 3, at Yalhurst, Jane Sophia, the beloved wife of Andrew Galletly; aged forty six years. Deeply regretted. R.I.P.

6 JULY 1891
... The Friends of Mr Andrew Galletly are respectfully informed that the Funeral of his late wife, Jane Sophia, will leave his residence, Corunga road, Yaldhurst, on Tuesday, July 7th, at 2 p.m. for the Public Cemetery, Yaldhurst. R .W . WALTERS and CO - Undertakers, 43 Victoria street

13 APRIL 1894
... The monthly meeting of the Templeton Road Board was held at the office, Yaldhurst, on Monday, April 9th.
.. and, from Andrew Galletly, asking for work. To be informed the Board has at present no available funds

18 MAY 1894
... CUST. An ordinary monthly meeting of the Cust Road Board was held on May 14, present - .... and John Galletly

10 NOVEMBER 1896
... OPERA HOUSE - The Charles Godfrey Company opened their season at the Opera House last night, when there was a large attendance. The audience was very appreciative throughout. Miss Beanie Galletly was as good as ever with her graceful dancing. The sisters Lingard and Miss Galletly being the performers (more at link)

13 JULY 1898
... FARMER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. A sad gun accident occurred at Lincoln yesterday morning, Messrs Galletly Bros have just taken up some land in the Lincoln swamp, and it appears tht Mr Alexander Galletly left to go and clear out a drain on part of the farm, and took his gun with him to his work. He had made an appointment to be back at the house at ten o'clock, but as some time after he had not appeared, Messrs L. Galletly and A. Ayers went to look for him. He was found near a wire fence, and close to a ditch quite dead, with the top of his head blown off. Great sympathy is felt for the family, who have been residents in Lincoln for a considerable number of years, and are well and favourbaly known. The deceased, who was a son of Mr Daniel Galletly, was only twenty-seven years of age. The gun was a breechloader, which he took with him because he had seen some hares in the swamp near by on the previous day. He had apparently got through the fence and was dragging the gun after him when it exploded

12 JULY 1899
... In loving memory of Alxander Galletly, who met his death by gun accident, at Lincoln, July 12, 1898
Short was the call he had from above,
Not a word could his love ones say;
His eyes closed in death as a babe in its sleep,
An he quickly passed away.
- Inserted by his sisters, A.W. and E.G.

15 MAY 1900
... On May 9 the Stoke Euchre Club opened a series of matches at Mr Garrett's. The trophies were won by Mr John Catherwood and Mrs M. Galletly

8 OCTOBER 1901
... ROAD BOARD. A meeting of th Courtenay Road Board was held on Tuesday. Tenders for works advertised were opened and L. Galletly 2s per chain for stone-breaking, was accepted

16 JULY 1904
... GERALDINE The following were the times recored at Geraldine (cycle racing):
and L. Galletly 9.51 - H. Galletly - 9.59

10 MAY 1905
... LAND SALE - At the North Canterbury Co-operative Stores Company's austion rooms at Rangiora yesterday, Mr J. Henshaw's property of 165 acres at Loburn, was sold to Mr G. Galletly for ?8 10s per acre (2011 equivalent of about $1,275)

... DEATH - PATTERSON, September 22, at the residence of her brother James Galletly, High Street, Rangiora, Elizabeth Patterson, relict of the late Thomas Patterson, Styx; aged eighty-one years

26 JANUARY 1909
... CHRISTCHURCH. John Tozer, Gilbert, MacGlogin and Harry Galletly, who finished first, second and third respectively in the 50 mile cycle road race from Riverton to Leeston on December 12th, were prosecuted for furious riding, the Magistrate reserving judgment which he now delivered to-day. Mr Bishop, S.M., said he had carefuly considered the matter, and was of opinion that the facts, as stated, did not constitute an offence under the Police Offences Act. He relied only on the information laid, and dismissed the case

4 AUGUST 1911
... LAND BOARD. The following business of local importance was transacted at the monthly meeting of the Canterbury Land Board on Thursday:- Perpetual Lease James Jones to Henry George Galletly, of Geraldine, farmer

... POST OFFICE AT MARONAN. Mr W. J. Dickie, M.P., has received the following letter from Mr R. Heaton Rhodes, Postmaster-General; "In reference to the letter of August 16th, from Mr W. H. Mulligan, Lismore, asking for the establishment of post and telegraph offices at Maronan, I have the honour to inform you that authority has been given for the opening of a post office. The occupied will be in charge of Mrs E. P. Galletly, and will be served by the thrice-weekly Hinds-Lismore service. The question of opening a telephone office is under consideration"

11 ARIL 1917
... DECEASED PERSONS' ESTATES - DEATH DUTIES - CANTERBURY -Thomas Galletly ?5,203 (2011 equivalent of about $580,000)

10 JULY 1918
... LISMORE. On Thursday evening last the friends of Private Leslie Watson, who was home from Trentham on final leave, assembled at his home at Maronan for the purpose of bidding him farewell. An enjoyable evening was spent with music, games, and dancing, and during the evening the departing soldier was made the recipient of two presentations. Mr T. Galletly, for the residents of Maronan, presented him with a pipe and a razor; and on behalf of the Lismore Patriotic Society, Mr Harry Galletly handed him a money-belt, a pocket wallet, and a pocket-knife. Mr Watson thanked the donors on his son's behalf, and Private Watson also suitable responded

... LISMORE - On Tuesday evening a meeting of residents was held in th Lismore School to consier means of raising money for the "Our Day" Fund ... It was unanimously decided to raise the money by direst giving, Mrs McLauchlan and Messrs H. Gallety and L. Whiting being appointed canvassers

10 NOVEMBER 1918
... DIED OF DISEASE. William James Boon, Private 85789, son of John BOON & Mary Galletly

15 JUNE 1920
... LISMORE. The bachelors held their annual ball on Friday evening, and the function proved a pronounced success. Messrs H. Galletly and G. Young performed their duties as Masters of Ceremony in a capable manner, and excellent music was supplied by the Mayfield branch

27 NOVEMBER 1920
... The Maronan Sunday Scool celebrate its third anniversary by social and prize-giving at Mr William's residence on Friday Evening. Mr L. Galletly submitted a recitation and Mr H. Galletly gave a short address. The Galletly children who took part were: Alice Galletly and Leo Galletly
... NOTE A son of John McLAUCHLAN & Agnes SHEARER had a son, Hector Sutherland McLauchlan who married Alice MARONAN Galletly in 1942

14 JULY 1921
... LISMORE. Last week the fortnightly social evening held in the school took the form of a euchre party
... the first prize was won by Mr H. Galletly ... the duties of M.'s C. were ably performed by Messrs H. Galletly and G. Young

2 JUNE 1921
... CAREW. Carew people have been having quite a lot of dissipation this last week. On Wednesday evening there was a social in the school for Hemi Potatau, a voluntary Maori missionary from Scott's College.
* Recitations wre given by Masters Archie Barton, Lawrie Galletly (more at link)
* the waltziing was won by Miss Galletly
* pupils names in order of merit:
STANDARD III Lawrie Galletly
STANDARD I Hazel and Jean Galletly

... CAREW SCHOOL. The GALLETLY children at the Carew School in 1921 who were mentioned as a result of the term examinations:
STANDARD III - (about 10 years old) Stanley Galletly & Lawrie (Lawrence ?) Galletly
STANDARD I - (about 8 years of) Hazel Gallently
PRIMER 1 - (about 5 years old) Maggie (Margaret ?) Galletly

17 AUGUST 1937
... REPRESENTATIVE FIXTURES. Coming representative engagements for the Ellesmere representative teams include a first grade match with North Canterbury a Christchurch on September 4, and a second grade match at Prebbleton on August 28. The North Canterbury team for the latter match will be:-
FULL-BACK, H. Feary - Loburn
THREE-QUARTERS, L. Yaxley - Loburn, L. Yaxley - Oxford, R. Moir - Ohaka, L. Cook _ Ohaka
FIVE-EIGHTHS, T. GALLETLY - Loburn, R. Croft - Loburn
HALF-BACK, W. Feary - Loburn
FOWARDS, Griffiths - North Canterbury, B. Jones - Oxford, J. McCann - Ohaka, E/ Pulley - Loburn, M. Saunders - Glenmark, J. Doody - Oxford, L. Higginson - Oxford, J. Blunden - Loburn
BACKS, Marsh - North Canterbury, Fitzgibbon - Ohaka
FOWARDS, Small - North Canterbury, Baxter - Glenmark

21 OCTOBER 1938
... THE CHAMPIONS - RYELAND EWE: L. J. and S. W. Gallelty

10 NOVEMBER 1938
... OBITUARY - Mr Charles WOLFE. A well-known figure in the public life of the Springs County, Mr Charles Wolfe, died recently at his home at Lincoln. He was born at Pailton, Warwickshire, England, in 1864, and came to New Zealand with his parents, the late Mr and Mrs John Wolfe, in the ship "Tintern Abbey" which arrived at Lyttelton in May, 1875 ... Mr Wolfe was twice married, and he is survived by his widow ad one daughter, Mrs D. . Taylor, four grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs T. Galletly (Gore) and Misses J. and M. E. Wolfe (Lincoln)

27 MAY 1940
... MOUNTAIN CLUBS. The following officers for the ensuing year were elected by the Federated Mountain CLubs of New Zealand on Saturay afternoon:-
PRESIDENT - Mr G. G. Lockwood, Christchurch
VICE-PRESIDENTS - Messrs, G. M. Fildes, Auckland, A. G. Flower, Christchurch, H. A. Snowdon, Inaha and N. M. Thomson, Levin

16 JULY 1942
... WOUNDED, Thomas C., Corporal. NEXT OF KIN, wife, Mrs V. I. Galletly, 239 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui

5 OCTOBER 1944
... KILLED IN ACTION, Wolsfeld, Germany, Alan Russell Galletly, Pilot Officer NZ 427481, aged 33, son of Charles David Galletly and Elizabeth nee Gray, Hawarden, Canterbury

John GALLETLY & Ellen nee SHEA c.1902
- from John Galletly

TIMELINE for James RUGG + Ann JONES - West Coast

ALSO READ: Alexander John JOHNSTON in Court for BIGAMY
(husband of Ann Rugg (nee Jones) sister Ellen)

Many of the RUGG family in New Zealand were settlers/pioneers of KUMARA, situated on the south-west bank of the Teremakau river, 30km south of Greymouth, which leads across Arthur's Pass to Christchurch
Although the town once had 70 pubs, the numbers dwindled. In June 2009, the last remaining pub, the Empire Hotel, had its licence cancelled by the Liquor Licensing Authority

The Rugg family ran the Kumara hotel for many years and were also involved with Cobb & Co transport in the Kumara/Greymouth area

This journal will feature James Rugg (1830-1918) as he was the original settler. Other Rugg marriages in New Zealand at links below

(all the stories are told in the TIMELINE below)
* anything in italics is my addition

* James Rugg (1830-1918) was from Wales. He arrived into Christchurch on the "MINERVA" as Chief Steward, leaving London 17 Nov 1860, arriving 22 Feb 1861 under Captain Merryman (who was later accused of smuggling

* Ann Jones (1842-1901) was from Liverpool. Her sister Ellen Jane Jones, married Alexander John Johnston in Dec 1855 in Liverpool. Sometime after that and before 1860, Alexander arrived at Gabriels Diggings. Within a few months he sent for Ellen. I believe that her sister Ann came with her (and perhaps their sister Margaret - still researching). On 14th April 1863 Alexander married Bridget Maria Flanagan and had children (forgetting to mention that he was already married), this little lapse of memory had him arrested in Dunedin 3 Sep 1864.

* On 27 July 1861 James sailed on the Steamer 'Lyttelton' from Christchurch for Dunedin (about 360km south)

* On 4 May 1863 James Rugg married Ann Jones in Dunedin

* In 1865 James, Ann and new born baby Caroline move over to Greymouth
(about 550km north-east)

* A little later, just as the gold rush begins they move to the Greenstone Junction (about 25km south) and James builds a hotel, continues as a carrier by boat on the Teremakau River and as a livery stable keeper

* They next moved to Kumara (about 5km west) and there James built the well-known Rugg Hotel and also opened business with a line of coaches, livery stables and later, motor-cars

* In May 1901, Ann dies (possibly in Brunnerton) aged 59

* In about 1916, James retires and moves back up to Greymouth

* In about 1917, he moves back over to Christchurch (about 250km south west) to live with his daughter Martha & her husband John. He dies at their home in 1918 aged 87

- all the joys and tribulations of their lives can be read in the TIMELINE
JAMES RUGG (1830-1918)
- James was born in Wales
- he died 1918, a possible victim of the Flu Pandemic
James married ANN JONES (1842-1901) in New Zealand on 4 May 1863
- Ann was from Liverpool, 1 of 6 children. She arrived in NZ after 1855 possibly with her sisters (see Timeline 1864)
- Ann died 8 May 1901 aged 59
... 8 May 1901 - On the 8th May, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr R. Allison, Brunnerton, Mrs James Rugg, sen., of the Kumara Hotel, Kumara; deeply regretted
- Ann's probate, 1902, Greymouth Courts registry

the children of JAMES & ANN:
1865 - 1958 CAROLINE RUGG

married Robert Eglesfield WYLDE (1863-1935) in 1884
* in at least 1917 they lived in Thompson St, Greymouth
CAROLINE & ROBERT had 7 known children:
1 1885 - 1970 Robert James Wylde
- Robert married Margaret Ann COPPERSMITH in 1917
2 1887 - 1972 William Eglesfield Wylde
- William married Bertha Elvera BAGGSTROM in 1916
3 1891 - 1981 Alice May Wylde
- Alice married Ronald Noel HOOPER in 1920
4 1894 - 1976 Percy Harold Wylde
- Percy served in WWI as Rifleman 39132 with NZRB, Reinforcements G Company
...2 Nov 1917 Advice has been received that Private Percy Wylde, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Wylde of Greymouth, has been wounded while in action in France
5 1898 - 1991 Dora Grace Wylde
- Dora married Percival Charles Gordon BOWATER in 1921
6 1899 - 1977 Herbert Wylde
7 1908 - ? Caroline Martha Wylde
- Caroline married Bernard CLARKE in 1928

1866 - ? JAMES RUGG

born 5 June 1866 in Greenstone, West Coast
he married Theresa MURPHY (1875-1896) in 1895
- daughter of Joe & Margaret MURPHY
JAMES & THERESA had 1 child:
1 1895 - 1989 Mary Frances Rugg
- Mary married Joseph James STEVENSON in 1918
... 29 Oct 1896 The Southern paper chronicles with deep regret the death of Mrs James Rugg, junr. She had been in a weak state for some time back. The deceased lady was a native of Stafford, and was only 22 years of age. Theresa is buried in the Stafford cemetery
James next married Annie Christina JACOBSEN (1875-?) 1899 in Hokitika
- Annie was born 29 Dep 1875 in Ross West Coast
JAMES & ANNIE had 2 known children:
1 1900 - Gladys Augusta Rugg
- married Percival Plant SMITH in 1900
2 1901 - 1968 Frederick James Rugg
- born 11 April 1901 in Remuera, Auckland
- married Gweneth Mary BRODERICK (1916-1964) of Australia, in Sydney
- she was born in Parkes, NSW, a daughter of William BRODERICK & Mary FRAUENFELDER
- James moved his family to Christchurch in June 1903 (a month after his mother's death)
- they later moved to Australia
- James & Annie died in Sydney, Australia (ages unknown at this time)

1868 - 1929 ALICE RUGG

Alice married Gordon HARCOURT in 1894
... 17 July 1894 HARCOURT-RUGG - At All Saint's CHurch, Hokitika, on July 17th, by the Rev T. Farley, Gordon Harcourt, to Alice, second daughter of Mr James Rugg, of Kumara (see timeline)
ALICE & GORDON had 3 children:
1 1895 - 1977 Gordon McKenzie Harcourt
...3 June 1895 At her residence, Kumara, on Monday, June 3, the wife of Gordon Harcourt of a son. Bot doing well
- Gordon married Christina Ethel HUNTER (1894-1942) in 1920
2 1897 - 1986 Margaret Stuart Ann Harcourt
- born 3 Dec 1897
- Margaret married Thomas Dromgood HARRIS in 1918
3 1903 - ? Alice Louisa Harcourt

1869 - 1958 CHARLES RUGG

born in Greenstone, West Coast
he married Rebecca TUCKEY in 1891
- Rebecca's probate, Christchurch High Court 1952
- Charles's probate, Carrier of Hornby, Christchurch High Court 1958
CHARLES & REBECCA had 4 known children:
1 1891 - 1932 Charles Rugg
2 1893 - 1893 Henry Luke Rugg
- Henry died aged 5 months
3 1896 - 1979 Dorothy Gladys Rugg
- Dorothy married Herbert WEARN in 1925
4 1897 - ? Jessie Florence Martha Rugg
- Jessie married Arthur Thomas STEVENSON (1892-1979) in 1921

1871 - 1968 WILLIAM RUGG

born in Kumara, a son of James RUGG & Ann JONES
- he worked for his father as a Coach Driver
married Barbara Ellen HANNA (1874-1949) in 1896
- Barbara was born in Greenstone, West Coast in 1874, a daughter of William & Janet Hanna from Fifeshire, Scotland who emigrated to NZ about 1866. Barbara's probate, Wellington High Court 1950
WILLIAM & BARBARA had 4 children:
1 1896 - 1966 Mary Janet Rugg
- Mary married Percy Charles Sydney FELLOWS in 1916
2 1897 - 1994 William James Rugg
- born in Greymouth. Died in Christchurch aged 96. Buried Ruru Lawn
3 1900 - 1903 Martha Leila Stuart Rugg
- Martha died age 3
4 1902 - ? Cedric Charles Rugg
- William & his family moved to Christchurch
- Barbara died 24 Nov 1949 aged 75
- she had been living at 23 Main Rd., Redcliffs, Christchurch
- she is buried Plot 15, Block 34 at Ruru Lawn
- William died 1 March 1968 aged 97
- he is buried with Barbara

1873 - 1918 MARTHA RUGG

married John BROWN in 1894
MARTHA & JOHN had 3 children:
1 1896 - Mary Margaret Ann Brown
2 1899 - 1918 James Hugh 'Jimmy" Brown
23 Nov 1918 JAMES BROWN. Another death in the family of Mr John Brown, late of Mahinapua, but now of Christchurch, was reported yesterday, the victim this time being his eldest son, James aged 19. "Jimmy" was well-known and liked in Greymouth, where he resided with his aunt, Mrs Wylde of Holy City, being engaged as a junior clerk with the firm of Mark Sprot and Co. To his father we extend our deepest sympathy. His losses by this prevailing epidemic have truly been great. A fortnight ago his neighbour and brother-in-law Tom Rugg, then his dear wife followed by her father, James Rugg, and now his eldest son. We sincerely trust that Mr Brown will suffer no more losses of a similar nature for many a long year
3 1913 - John Thomas Brown
19 Nov 1918 Mrs MARTHA BROWN. Private advice received in town yesterday conveyed the sad news of the death, at her residence, 185 Antigua Street, Christchurch, of Mr Martha Brown. The deceased lady who was a daughter of Mr James Rugg and a sister of Mr Charles Rugg of this town. Previous to removing to Christchurch the late Mrs Brown and her husband conducted the Mahinapua Hotel, at Lake Mahinapua. Influenza was the cause of death; the end coming on Sunday last. To her husband and the three members of her family is extended the sympathy of all their friends in their bereavement. One of the sons is also seriously ill with influenza

1874 - 1914 ELLEN 'Nellie' RUGG

'Nellie' married Robert ALISON in 1899
3 March 1899 - A POPULAR WEDDING. A wedding which attracted a much larger congregation than usual took place at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday afternoon, when Miss Nellie Rugg, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs James Rugg,was married to Mr Robert Alison, the popular manager of the Brunner mine (read more at the link or at the timeline below)
NELLIE & ROBERT had 2 known children:
1 1900 - 1977 Robert Alexander James Alison
- born 10 May 1900
2 1903 - 1982 Douglas Xavier Alison
- born 17 March 1903

1878 - 1918 THOMAS RUGG

* Thomas was a twin with David
27 Aug 1878 - At Kumara, on the 27th instant, the wife of James Rugg, hotelkeeper, of twin sons
- In Thomas's Obituary (see Timeline below) it says that Thomas was James's 4th son
- he married Louisa Mary DIDRIEHS in 1900
- no children found
- Thomas died in Christchurch due to the Flu Pandemic (see Timeline below)
- he had been living at 127 Antigua st
- he is buried Plot 201, Block 48 at Linwood
- Louisa survived him by 32 years. She was still living at 127 Antigua street. She died 19 July 1950 aged 74 and is buried alongside Tom
- Thomas's probate, Agent of Christchurch, Christchurch High Court, 1918
- Louisa's probate, widow of Christchurch, Christchurch High COurt, 1950

1878 - ? DAVID RUGG

- David was a twin with Thomas (see above)
- at the time of his father's death (1918) David was in India

* * *
TIMELINE for James Rugg & Family
... most info taken from Papers Past ...

15 May 1861 - Letter to Editor
... THE MINERVA ... To the Editor of the Lyttelton Times
SIR, Having been away from town for some time on business, and not being in the way of seeing your paper, I was surprised to see on my arrival here that in the report of Captain Merryman, ship Minerva, for smuggling, my name was mentioned as having clandestinely left the ship, indebted to him, I hasten to give it the most unqualified contradiction; as I beg to say I have in my possession a letter from him which, to suit his own purpose, he voluntarily gave me, a copy of which I enclose. I write this that the public may understand I am not indebted one penny either to the ship, captain, or owners of the Minerva. I trust you will insert this in your next pubication, as I intend settling here, and should not wish the Minerva to leave the port witout a denial.
I am, sir, your obedient servant, JAMES RUGG, Late chief steward, Minerva. Christchurch, May 9th, 1861

6 April 1863 - JAMES LOCATION 1863
... POST OFFICES, WAITAHUNA, TUAPEKA & WETHERSTONE'S List of Unclaimed Letter for the month ended 28th February 1863:- ... Wetherstone - James RUGG (it was then a goldfield just out of Lawrence)

14 April 1863 - ANN's SISTER
... unbeknown to the Ruggs, or his wife Ellen Jane Johnston (nee Jones), Alexander John Johnston marries Bridget Maria Flanagan and they have 4 children

5 December 1863 - JAMES in Court
... Dunedin Resident Magistrate's Court - James Rugg, for driving his horse and dray across the footpath, was fined 10s and cost

18 June 1863 - ANN's sister
... DUNEDIN MAGISTRATE'S COURT - Jane Ellen Johnston (nee JONES, sister of Ann) charged her husband, Alexander John Johnston with threatening to stab her with a knife on the 6th inst. The defendant was required to give bond to keep the peace towards her for six months, himself in the amount of £40 (equivalent in 2011 to $4,100) and to find two sureties for £20 each.

4 April 1864 - where is JAMES
... UNCLAIMED LETTERS in the Chief Post Office, Dunedin, on the 31st March 1864:- ... James RUGG

10 December 1864 - ANN's sister
... Dunedin Court the BIGAMY CASE of Alexander John Johnston for intermarrying with Maria Flanagan, while his wife Jane Ellen Jones was alive (Ann Jones sister) ... Ann Rugg, wife of James Rugg, carpenter, Dunedin: My maiden name was Ann Jones, In 1855, I was living in Liverpool with my father and mother. There were three brothers and two sisters besides. One sister was named Jane Ellen and the other Margaret. Jane Ellen is now sitting there in Court. I knew the prisoner in England. About nine years ago, in a November, he and Jane Ellen left father's house to get married. My sister Margaret, James Munro and John Grey went with them. They went about ten and returned about twelve o'clock. I asked my sister if she was married, and she said "Yes" and kissed me. The prisoner lived in father and mother's house for four months, and always acknowledged Jane Ellen as his wife. My sister Margaret is not here. St James Church, Toxteth Park, is in Liverpool. The prisoner was here before Gabriel's diggings broke out; and three months after that he sent for my sister. They had have four children - I am now 22 years old.
..notes Gabriel's Diggings broke out in 1861. It is close to the banks of the Tuapeka River near Lawrence
READ the full trial here

1 February 1865 - where is JAMES
... UNCLAIMED LETTERS at the Chief Post Office, Dunedin, to 31st January 1865:- James RUGG

9 February 1866 - tragic DEATH of ANN's neice
... Ellen Jane Johnston had been deserted by her husband Alexander a few years prior to this date. He is living in Hokitika, Jane is living with their 4 children (3 sons, 1 daughter) in the North-East Valley of Dunedin. At noon she leaves the house to work in an adjoining paddock. Her oldest son Thomas James Jones, age 9 (1855-1917), found the pistol that Ellen had hidden in the house and accidentally shoots his 18 month old sister, Ellen Overton Johnston dead

28 Jan 1868 - PARTNERSHIP dissolved
... DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP - The Partnership hitherto to existing between John Miller and James Rugg, of Boundary street, trading as boatmen and publicans, was dissolved on the 25th January, 1868. All debts owing by or to the late firm will be paid and received by James Rugg.
JAMES MILLER & JAMES RUGG - Witneses: H. S. Capper, M. H. Hayden

22 Oct 1868 - JAMES is in GREYMOUTH
... FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE TRAMWAY - A shocking accident, the result of intemperance, occurred on the tramway line, at the junction of Boundary, Gresson, and Mackay streets, on Monday night last, by which a man named Henry McGrath lost his life. It appears that he had that evening been drnking, and, after leaving the public house, had fallen or lain down across one of the tramway rails ... (more at link) James Rugg: I am a publican in Greymouth. The deceased, who is unknown to me, was in my hotel last night about eight o'clock. He came with another man and was leading his horse to the door. They had three drinks each, and remained talking for nearly an hour. Deceased was persuading the other man not to go to the Teremakau that night, because he was so tipsy, and I also wanted the man to remain. He would not stop, and rode away; the deceased going down towards the London Butchery. He was the worse of liquor when he came into the house, after which he had a glass of brandy, one of ale, and one of ginger-wine. I saw him stagger up against a shop after he left, and next saw him in the Hospital to-day

3 Aug 1869 - JAMES in GREENSTONE
... Resident Magistrate's Court - GREENSTONE, before Michael Keogh, Esq., R.M.
- James Rugg v Mary Ann Godfrey. Claim for £3 5s for freight, Judgment by default, with costs

31 Oct 1876 - JAMES in KUMARA
... NOTICE. I, the undersigned, hereby request all parties having claims against me to send in their accounts on or before the 10th November; and all persons indebted to me will please pay their accounts on or before that date, otherwise they will be handed over to a Solicitor for collection. JAMES RUGG, Kumara Hotel

3 Nov 1876 - an AD for the KUMARA HOTEL
... RUGG'S HOTEL - Greenstone Road, Kumara is most centrally situated, and affords every accommodation and comfort that can be desired.
* Comfortable Sitting & Bed Rooms
* The Largest Billiard-Room in the district, and a competent Marker in attendance
* The Stable Accommodation is unlimited
* Cabs, Wagonettes, Buggies, and Saddle Horses ALWAYS ON HIRE
Moderate charges, and strict attention to the convenience of the public. - JAMES RUGG, Proprietor

2 Feb 1881 - an AD for the COACHES
... The first of the new line of coaches between Kumara and Springfield, inaugurated by Mr Jams Rugg, of Kumara, started punctually at 5 o'clock on Monday morning, with a good compliment of passengers

28 Feb 1881 - COST of the FARE
A COACH leaves Rugg's Kumara Hotel, Kumara, EVERY TUESDAY, at 5am sharp, for SPRINGFIELD, thence to CHRISTCHURCH by rail; returning from Springfield on FRIDAY following, after the arrival of the first train (11.15am) from Christchurch. Fare £3; Return Ticket (equivalent in 2011 to $480 for a return trip of ABOUT 450km, no doubt a lot further in 1881) (available for one month), £5. Freight, 3d per lb; all small parcels under 10lbs. weight, 2s 6d.
BOOKING OFFICE in Hokitika, at Sam Harris's, Cafe de Paris, where all particulars can be obtained

21 Oct 1885 - in the BANKRUPT COURT
... In the District Court of Westland (being a local court of Bankruptcy), holden at Greymouth
In the matter of "The Bankruptcy Act, 1883", and its Amendment Act, 1884, and of the bankruptcy of James Rugg, of Kumara, in New Zealand, Hotelkeeper, a Bankrupt. NOTICE is hereby given that by an order of this Honorable Court made on the ninth day of September, 1885, the bankruptcy was declared closed in the estate of the above-named James Rugg. And further, that this Honorable Court has appointed THURSDAY, the FIFTH day of NOVEMBER, 1885, at 10 o'clock in the Forenoon, for hearing the application of the above-named James Rugg for his Order of DISCHARGE. Dated this 20th day of October, 1885, M. HANNAH, Bankrupt's Solicitor

27 Jan 1886 - going for a BANKRUPT DISCHARGE
... The results of the business before the District Court yesterday (His Honor Judge Broad presiding) were as follow:- In the case of James Rugg, bankrupt, his discharge was suspended for four months. Mr Hannan appeared for the bankrupt and Mr Jones for the creditors

21 April 1886 - INJURIES
... A COINCIDENCE, Kumara April 20 - On Monday morning James Rugg, whilst engaged assisting to remove a large stone from a dray, got two of his fingers badly crushed. On the evening of the same day his daughter, Alice Rugg, while standing in the rinking room with skates on, slipped and fell on the floor, fracturing the large bone of the left leg below the knee. The bone was set by Mr Evison, and the young lady is now progressing favourably

21 May 1886 - some PROPERTY
... NOTICE - ALL HORSES and CATTLE that are found TRESPASSING from the undermentioned date in this advertisement, on my property (formerly owned by Mr James Rugg, Kumara) situate on the Kapitea Creek, and on the Sea Beach side of the Kapitea Bridge, will be taken to the "Pound" without further notice - WILLIAM KILLERY, Goldsborough's Tuesday, May 18th, 1886

27 May 1889 - Coach ACCIDENT
... Rugg's coach was capsized on Saturday while on the way in from the Taipo races. Mrs Barrowman was thrown out, but is not thought to be seriously injured. A baby inside was thrown clear of danger and came off without a scratch. James Rugg, the driver, was thrown out, while John Hayes, butcher, was pinned inside the coach by the seat in some way

7 Oct 1893 - JAMES in Court
... At the R. M. Court yesterday, before Messrs Kettle and Holmes, JP's, the following cases were dealt with: - County Council v James Rugg - Breach of the county bye-laws in plying on county roads withoug a license. Fined 5s, and cost 19s 6. A second charge was dealt with in a like manner

17 January 1894 - the MAYOR's celebration
... the Hon R. J. Seddon celebrated his silver wedding at Kumara on Saturday night (13th). Congratulatory letters and telegrams (over 200) came in from all parts of New Zealand and handsome presents received. A banquet was held at Rugg's Kumara Hotel. There were 100 guests, including the Hons. Bonar and Kerr, Messrs Guinness and McKenzie, M.H.R.'s, the mayors of Kumera and Holitika, the chairmen and members of local bodies, and visitors form all parts of the Coast and Christchurch. The proceeding were most enthusiastic.

18 July 1894 - daughter's WEDDING
... An event which has been looked forward to with much interest by the fair sex of Kumara and district for some time took place at All Saints Church yesterday when Mr Gordon Harcourt was married to Miss Alice Rugg, second daughter of Mr James Rugg of Kumara, the Rev. T. Farley being the officiating clergyman.
The bride, who was attended by her sister, Miss Martha Rugg, looked charming in a handsome fawn figured silk, trimmed with shot silk and neaded braid, and hat and gloves to match. The bridesmaid was becomingly attired in a dove-coored dress trimmed with shot silk and spangles, hat and gloves to match. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr William Rugg, whilst Mr Richard A. Harcourt acted as groomsman; Mrs Rugg was aso present with several friends. (her father James seems to be missing from the wedding)
The presents were numerous and costly and included a very beautiful nugget brooch, the gift of the bridegroom and a pretty diamond brooch, presente by the bridesmaid.
The happy couple leave for Nelson and the north on a brief honeymoon trip and carry with them the est wishes of their numerous circle of friends

... Mr James Rugg is pushing his carrying business. He has purchased Mr George Simpson's express business in Greymouth - Kumara Times

3 March 1899 - WEDDING of youngest daughter
... A wedding which attracted a much larger congregation than usual took place at Holy Trinity Chruch on Wednesday afternoon, when Miss Nellie Rugg, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs James Rugg, was married to Mr Robert Alison, the popular manager of the Brunner mine. The Rev E. Whitehouse officiated, and the service was choral, under the able leadership of Mrs Henry Brown. The choir, which was a very strong one, included Messrs Gillies and Reunart.
The bride, who looked charmingly pretty, was given away by her father, and was handsomely gowned in a white moire-valeur, slightly trained. The bodice was trimmed with chiffon and pearls, with transparent sleeves and yoke surounted by a coronet of orange blossoms, over which was worn the usual veil.
The bridegroom's present to the bride was a crescent of diamonds and opals.
The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a gold Albert.
The bridesmaids - Miss Mary Stuart Seddon and Miss May Seddon - were both stylishly costumed in pretty gowns of soft white silk with chiffon sashes and head dresses of ostrich plumes an veils. They carried directoire canes to which their bouquets were attached.
The bride was also attended ny two little dots, Miss Eileen Rugg and Master Gordon Harcourt, niece and nephew of the bride.
The briegroom's gifts to the bridesmaids were cable bangles and diamond and opal ring, and to the pages a gold brooch and a watch.
The bridegroom was attended by Mr Joseph McLean, of Greymouth, as best man, and Dr A. J. McIlroy, of Brunnerton.
The ceremony ended, the bridal march was played as the wedding party left the church. They were then driven to the residence of the bride's parents, where the guests were entertained to afternoon tea. Amongst the guests were several from Wellington, Greymouth, Brunnerton, Ngahere and Hokitika, and many of the costumes worn by the ladies were handsome and elegant.
The bride's mother (Mrs J. Rugg) wore a handsome black dress relieved by heliotrope trimmings with pretty bonnet to match. Mrs G. Harcourt, sister of the bride, was gowned in a striking costume of petuna black colored cloth white satin revers, and Mrs C. Rugg looked pretty in a stylish electric blue dress. Mrs J. E. Williams, aunt of the bride, was dressed in black silk. One of the costumes most admired was that worn by Mrs Dr Chas Morice, which consisted of white moire valeur with large black hat trimmed with black ostrich plumes.
Amongst the many visitors were:
the Hon James Kerr and Mrs Kerr
Mr Matheson (Mayor of Greymouth)
Dr and Mrs Morice
Mr and Mrs D. McLean senr
Mr and Miss McLean
Mr and Mrs Gillies
Mr and Mrs Revington
Mr and Mrs Franklyn
Mr and Mrs Henne (Stafford)
Mrs T. Brown and Miss Brown
Misses Maudl (2)
Mrs J. Scott (Ngahere)
Mrs Fenwick
Mrs D. J. Evans
and Messrs Fraher, Piper, Pilcher, Daniel and Duncan
On the motion of the Mayor, the Hon James Kerr was voted to the chair, and Mr Whitehoue proposed the health of the Bride and Bridegroom, which was drunk with musical honors. The Bridegroom thanked his many friends for their hearty good wishes. He woud do his utmost to make his wedded life a happy one (Cheers).
Songs followed, and each toast was drunk in champagne. Mr Kerr proposed the health of Mr and Mrs Rugg. He had known them from 1876, when he and Mr Arnott started the Kumara Times, and he was very pleased that Miss Rugg was united to a good man. Mr Kerr concluded by giving the newly wedded pair good sound advice.
Mr Byrne returned thanks on behalf of the parents. Mr Pilcher proposed "The Bridesmaids" which was responded to by Mr J. McLean, who alluded to the kind attention paid by them throughout. Mr Matheson (Mayor of Greymouth) proposed the toast of "The Best Men", responded to by Mr J. McLean and Mr McIlroy. Mr Byrne's toast "The Ladies", coupled with the name of Mr Daniel was received with cheers, and Mr Daniel in responding gave the most humorous and best speech of the afternoon. "Auld Lang Syne" was the signal for the conclusion of a most enjoyable gathering. The National Anthem being sung, the large company dispersed. Many congratulatory telegrams were received during the evening by Mr and Mrs Alison.
The happy couple departed amid showers of rice and roseleaves for the honeymoon, which is to be spent in touring the southern part of the colony. The bride's travelling dress was a tailor made electric blue gown, braided in siver, with pretty hat.

23 March 1901 - concern for ANN
... Mrs James Rugg's (Kumara) state of health is causing her friends some anxiety

25 March 1901 - ANN in Brunnerton
... Mrs James Rugg's many friends will hear with sorrow that there is no improvement in her condition, and but little hope is now entertained of her recovery. She is still with her daughter at Brunnerton, but Mr Rugg is endeavoring to have her removed to her home in Kumara

28 March 1901 - JAMES still has Hotel
Robert Murdoch was charged on the information of the police with using obscene language in the back yard of the Kumara Hotel (the language the accused was charged with is unfit for publication) ... Mr Murdoch asked the court to dismiss the case as the language had not been used in a public place but on the freehold property of Mr James Rugg...

12 April 1901
... Old West Coasters will regret to hear that there is no improvement in Mrs James Rugg's condition

10 May 1901 - ANN dies
... FUNERAL NOTICE - The Friends of Mr JAMES RUGG are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife (Ann) to the place of interment, Greymouth cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave his son-in-law's (Mr Allison) residence, Brunnerton, at one p.m. TO-DAY (Friday), 10th INST., by train to Greymouth (a distance of about 50km), arriving at the Greymouth station at 2 o'clock. H. JOHNSEN, Undertaker

26 Aug 1902 - JAMES in Court aged 72
... Magistrate's Court, Greymouth. John Higgins, as inspector of vehicles for the Grey County Council v James Rugg. Complaint that on the first day of August the defendant had driven a two wheeled vehicle without springs and with tyres less than five inches wide on the Greenstone Road contrary to the bye law of the Grey County Council. Mr Hannan appeared for the County Councel. The defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 5s and 7s costs

16 May 1903 - an EMPLOYEE
... An accident happened at Kumara to Mrs Nelson's second son. The boy was employed by Mr James Rugg, on his coaches, and whilst riding a horse, got thrown off on to the hard road, and had his right leg injured

11 June 1903 - JAMES's son leaves town
... Mr James Rugg (junior) who has been so long and favourably known in connection with Rugg's Hotel and coaching establishment, left yesterday in one of his drags, taking his family and effects over to Christchurch. We regret to hear that he is leaving Kumara for good, with the intention of settling down in a larger centre. Everyone had a good word for 'Jimmy' for he was without a doubt one of the most genial, upright and straight-forward of men, always ready to do a good turn to any one. We hope that he will meet with the good luck he so well deserves and that he will prosper in whatever he undertakes

2 Sep 1905 - an AD for the Hotel
... RUGG'S KUMARA HOTEL. Connected by Telephone throughout the Coast. This large and up-to-date hotel is situated in Main street, Kumara, and is the leading Hotel for tourists and commercial gentlemen. The CUISINE and general appointments are all that could be desired.
* Private and Commercial Sitting Rooms
* Commodious Sample Rooms
* Wines and Spirits are Best Brands obtainable
RUGG'S LIVERY STABLES, attached to the hotel are equipped equal to any in the Colony. A Drag meets all trains. JAMES RUGG; Proprietor

19 June 1907 - COUNCIL trouble
... GREY COUNTY COUNCIL - A meeting of the Grey County Council was held yesterday afternoon. Present - Crs McCarthy (chair), Hargeaves, Finn, Ryal, Larkin, Tindale, Marshall, Harris, Hannan.
James Rugg of Kumara claimed ?12 as compensation for damage to a buggy through the horse falling through a culvert at Teremakau Settlement (equivalent in 2011 to about $1870). Cr Ryall moved and Cr Tindale seconded that the letter be received and no action taken. Cr Harris stated it was no fault of the road. The motion was carried

7 Dec 1907 - JAMES in COurt
... CLAIM SETTLED - Annie Osborne v James Rugg. Mr Beare appeared for claimant and Mr Hannan for defendant. Mr Beare stated that the parties had come to a settlement of ?65 and cost ?10, provided the Court would approve of it. The Bench agreed to the arrangement

2 July 1910 - PROGRESS
... Kerosene lighting is being superseded by gas in several place in Kumara. Besides the electric light at the Commercial Hotel, Rugg's and Pearn's hotels have acetylene plants, and the Times understands that the Court House Hotel, Peter's Hotel and Mr Piers are also installing acetylene plants

18 Dec 1913 - SELLING up
... Favoured with instructions from James Rugg of Kumara, Harley and Co, Limited, will sell by auction on Wednesday next, 6 horses suitable for coach or light harness work

17 Sep 1915 - HOTEL to son-in-law
... WESTLAND LICENSING COMMITTEE - The temporary transfer of Rugg's Kumara Hotel from G. Harcourt to C. H. Mansfield was granted. The renewal of Rugg's Kumara Hotel to G. Harcourt was granted

about 1917 - JAMES moves to Christchurch
... He lived with daughter Martha & her husband John Brown. Martha dies of the Flu 17 Nov 1918, her father James dies 2 days after her and then their son James also dies of the Flu 3 days after that aged 19. Her husband John commits suicide 2 months later. The inquest reports that "Brown had had a terrible experiene during the influenza epidemic period, having lost his wife, and his son, and several near relatives. These people had all been laid up in Brown's house, and Brown had assisted in nursing them. He seemed to brood over the experience, and became very gloomy and silent"

23 March 1918 - DEATH of a friend
... I regret to record the death of Mr W. Evenden, senr., which took place at his residence Seddon street, on Saturday last after a long illness. Deceased who came to the Coast in the year 1863 was engaged in the sawmilling industry in the interests of Messrs Howorsh and Findly and Malfroy Bros., at Hokitika after which he removed to Kumara, where he resided almost continuously ever since, engaging in mining pursuits. In his earlier days, the late Mr Evenden, being of a roving disposition, took to the sea and made several voyages to Australia, and in conjunction with Mr James Rugg, now of Greymouth, had the honour of making the first voyage in the then palatial steamer, "Great Eastern". Some time back, deceased who had attained the ripe old age of 85 was forced to relinquish active work, and quietly settle down.

10 Nov 1918 - the FLU PANDEMIC HITS DEATH of a son
... OBITUARY - The news of the death of Mr Thomas Rugg, at Christchurch, on Thursday, was received in Kumara with genuine regret by his many friends where he had been so well and favourably known since his boyhood up. "Tom", as he was generally called was born in Kumara close on forty years ago; and was the fourth son of Mr James Rugg,now oc Christchurch but for many years proprietor of the Kumara Hotel. Of a particularly bright nature, the late Mr Rugg endeared himself to all. For some years he conducted the drag running to and from the Kumara station and was the inaugurator of the present motor service. After disposing of his interests on the Coast, he took up his residence in Christchurch when he entered the service of Messrs Cassidy and Co., the well-known coaching firm and in whose employ he was at the time of his death. In addition to is widow, a father, four brothers and three sisters are left to mourn their sad loss

22 Nov 1918
Private advice was received here, last evening, of the death in Christchurch at the residence of his late daughter, Mrs John Brown (185 Antigua Street, Christchurch) (who herself died only last Sunday) of James Rugg, senr. Probably no man was better known on the Coast than the deceased gentleman, and few were more highly respected. Coming to Greymouth in 1865 with his late wife and eldest daughter, then a baby in arms, he spent 52 years of his life on the West Coast, only leaving a few months ago to reside in Christchurch with his son Thomas, who fell a victim to the prevailing epidemic exactly a fortnight ago. The late Mr Rugg built one of the first hotels in Greymouth (where the Golden Eagle now stands) and for some time carried on the joint businesses of hotel-keeper and cargo-boat carrier. Soon after the breaking out of the Greenstone rush, he removed to the Greenstone Junction, where he also built a hotel and continued as a carrier by boat on the Teremakau River and as a livery stable keeper. He next went to Kumara where he built the well-known Rugg's Hotel, which he conducted in connection with lines of coaches, livery stables and, later, motor-cars, until a year or two ago when he retired in Greymouth. Though 87 years of age, he was wonderfully active and robust and though his having reached such an advanced age rendered his death at any time not unexpected, his decease coming suddenly, as it did, was a great shock to his family who have thus, within the short space of a single fortnight, lost a father, a brother and a sister.
His remaining sons and daughters are:
(I have changed the list into birth order which differs from that in paper & added details so as to see it better * indicates the names written in the paper)
* Caroline (Mrs Wylde, Greymouth) (1865-1958)
* James (Christchurch) (1866-? moved to Australia after 1918)
* Alice (Mrs Harcourt, Hokitika) (1868-1929)
* Charles (Greymouth) (1869-1958)
* William (Otira) (1871-1968)
Martha (1873-1918 died a week earlier)
Nellie (1874-1914 died 4 years earlier)
Thomas (1868-1918 died a week earlier)

* David (India) (1868-?)
There are also numerous grand and great granchildren and many other relatives to whom the sympathy of all will be extended. We trust at some future time to give out readers a further account of the life and experiences of this fine old English gentleman

other RUG MARRIAGES in New Zealand 1871-1930


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Timothy Kenna - New Zealand 1915-1954

in answer to janicej0362
on 2013-01-05 20:41:46 Kenna Family Australia & NZ
... I am currently doing research for the local Historical Society and am trying to find out more about Timothy KENNA who enlisted WWI in NZ. Father: John Kenna Mother: Margaret.
Timothy had a brother John or Patrick who was a school-teacher at Cawdor near Camden NSW. A letter from Timothy appeared in the Camden News in 1916. It would appear that Timothy may have had a falling out with family members prior to WWI. I am trying to find out more on Timothy; Which brother was the schoolteacher at Cawdor? Mother's maiden name ? Date of death and location for Timothy ? Did he marry? I believe the family arrived 26 August 1880 "Peterborough" and that Timothy was born c.1879 Tipperary, Ireland.
Any assistance much appreciated

timeline for TIMOTHY KENNA
17 April 1880 - BIRTH
... Timothy Kenna was born in Ireland
- (Tipperary or Kilkenny to be researched)

... KENNA - In loving memory of my dear husband, John Kenna, who departed this life at Clifton, South Coast, on July 14 1905, aged 60 years. May his soul rest in peace. Inserted by his loving wife margaret Kenna
... KENNA - In loving memory of our dear father, John Kenna, who departed this life at Clifton, South Coast, on July 14, 1905, aged 60 years. May his soul rest in peace. Inserted by his loving sons Patrick and William Kenna
... KENNA - In loving memory of our dear father, John Kenna, who departed this life at Clifton on July 14, 1905. Inserted by his loving son-in-law and daughter Sarah
... KENNA - In loving memory of my dear father, John Kenna, who departed this life on July 14, 1905, at Clifton. Inserted by his loving daughter, Mary Bright
... KENNA - In loving memory of my dear father, John Kenna, who departed this life at Clifton on July 14, 1905. Inserted by his loving son, Timothy Kenna

... KENNA - In loving remembrance of my dear father John Kenna, who died at his residence, Clifton, South Coast, July 14, 1905. Inserted by his loving son John, New Zealand

19 Jan 1910 - BROTHER WILLIAM changes SCHOOLS
... Mr W. J. Kenna, assistant teacher at the Clifton Public School, has been notified of his transfer to the charge of the Public School at Burragorang, near the Oaks
in 1948 William was the Teachers' Federation representative in Chatswood
in 1954 William's younger son, Charles Kenna, married Gabrielle Gould at Star of the Sea Church, Watson's Bay. Charles was a Lecturer at the University of Technology & his bestman was John Cahill, son of the Premier of NSW, Joseph Cahill (1891-1959)

20 March 1911 - DEATH OF MOTHER
... KENNA - The friends of the late Mrs Margaret Kenna (late of Clifton) are kindly invited to attend her funeral; to leave the Mortuary Station, Sydney, by Funeral train 2.23 p.m. this day, Monday, for Rookwood cemetery - OSBORNE and SON, Funeral Furnishers, Wollongong
... KENNA - The friends of Messra John, Patrick, Thomas, Timothy and William Kenna are kindly requested to attend the Funeral of the late beloved mother, Margaret Kenna ...
... KENNA - The friends of Mrs C. W. Bright are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her late affectionate mother, Margaret Kenna ...
... KENNA - The friends of Mr and Mrs S. C. Kattie are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their late mother and mother-in-law, Margaret Kenna...
... KENNA - The friends of Mr and Mrs Edward Bolton are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved mother and mother-in-law ... (who was this daughter?, Mary Kenna married Edward Bolton in Sydney in 1915 but daughter Mary Kenna married Charles Bright in 1896 - see 21 April 1931)

17 April 1915 - EMBARKING TO WAR
... Timothy Kenna served in WWI as:
Serial No: 12/2001
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs Margaret Kenna (mother), Clifton, New South Wales, Australia
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: c/o Mrs Payne, Hobson street, Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington
Destination: Suez, Egypt

16 Aug 1915 - SICK
... Following disembarked at Malta from Hospital Ship, Aug 5, Slightly Sick:
Auckland Battalion - & Private T. Kenna

15 Oct 1915 - WOUNDED or SICK
... The following have been admitted to Bethnal Green Hospital:- & Private T. Kenna

13 Jan 1916 - WOUNDED or SICK
... The following are on furlough in London:
Auckland Battalion - & Private T. Kenna

Thursday 20 Jan 1916 - LETTER HOME TO HIS BROTHER
- thank you to janice for supplying it via the Camden News
FROM THE FRONT, In the course of a letter written to his brother, Mr. Kenna of Cawdor School (William Joseph Kenna), Pte. T. Kenna of New Zealand Forces, writes as follows: -
"After long years of silence I sent you that postcard, prompted to do so by the fact that when I wrote I was in the trenches at Quinn?s Post (Gallipoli), only 14 yards at its narrowest part from the Turks, and in the midst of slaughter, not knowing when a bullet or shell would quieten me forever. Then thoughts of my own folk came to me and I screwed up the moral courage to drop you a few lines, intending to later on write you a fuller letter. But that night we, the ?? made an advance and I was worn out from fighting, hunger and thirst, and if I had the paper I could not have written, as I assure you things were far more terrible than I can describe, and it took us all our time to dig ourselves into the ground for cover. I was awfully bad with dysentery and as soon as we were firmly entrenched I went to the doctor (Major Craig) and they took me out of the firing line and at once put me on a hospital ship and sent me to Malta, about five days sail. They nursed me like a child both on the ship and in hospital, and I was soon fit and returned to the Dardanelles. However soon had the ill-luck to have a shell explode very close to me, killing several of my chums and wounding more, and burying me up to the chest in earth. The concussion, which was of course intense, paralysed the left side of my face, also paralysed the muscles of my left eyelid, so that I cannot open the eye at all except to lift the lid with my fingers. In addition to that I got enteric fever. I was placed on hospital ship the ?Dover Castle? and brought to England. I am now at Royal Infirmary, Manchester, quite recovered from fever, and am now undergoing treatment and massage. They are putting strong batteries on to me to try and put my eye right, and at the same time let me smile on both sides of my face (I can only smile on the right side, when I am inclined to smile). I think my face is getting right for I can feel a little life in it but I can't yet open my eye only with my fingers. The chief surgeon says, however that if it is not alright in a week, he will operate and is confident that I will be OK. He is said to be the finest ophthalmic surgeon in England. I will cable you the result. I must caution you not to take too seriously what news you see in the papers, etc., with regard to men killed, wounded, etc. As a matter, of fact things get fearfully mixed, and after an engagement a man very often gets mixed up with another battalion or with the Australians, and cannot get back to his own lot. When the roll is called by the platoon commander and you do not answer be puts you down as missing. The news of casualties is then sent by field phone to the beach, and from there to Alexandra by transports or otherwise and is then cabled to N. Zealand or Australia before a chance is given to correct the error and of course it may be a week or more before one can get back to his own lot. I am telling you this for the simple reason that I accidentally picked up a paper here the other day, "The British Australasian" which gives all information concerning Colonial troops, and in it my name appears as ?wounded and missing." As a matter of fact, I had been carried away by Australian stretcher bearers to the hospital ship I also saw an old "Auckland Weekly," about three months old in which two brothers in my platoon were posted, as killed, also it gave their photos, and both chaps are very much alive here in this hospital. So don?t worry about me, I feel in my fingers that I am going to see it through. If I can?t write I will get a nurse to write you, and if I go under I guess the authorities will cable you, but as I have said I feel I will see you all again. I don?t suppose I will see the Dardanelles again till the New Year. I will feel pretty miserable when I do get back for nearly all my companions have been killed. My very best pal in New Zealand, the chap with whom I enlisted, was wounded the same day as I, and though he had no less than eight machine gun bullets in him he has only just died. Poor chap, he was the bravest of the brave ? an Irish Colonial, and the best of chums to me at all times. The people here are kindness itself to us. When the weather is good, and the doctor allows it, they take me out for motor drives for miles and miles and I thoroughly enjoy it. I could fill a newspaper with accounts of the kindness I have received at the hands of the English people, who I shall never forget. I shall give you lots of news when I write again. I am not too strong yet and it takes a lot out of one to do this much.?

22 Dec 1917 - WOUNDED
... Admitted to Hospital - Lance-Sergeant T. Kenna

... The Prime Minister, Right Hon W. F. Massey, has received from the High Commissioner a cable message announcing that New Year honours have been conferred upon members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces as follows:
Meritorious Service Medal - 12/2001 Timothy Kenna

8 Feb 1918 - WAR HONOURS
... The following is the official "identity list" of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men who participated in the Royal honours at the beginning of the year. The list previously published contained the names of the recipients only:-
Lance-Sergeant Timothy Kenna, M.S.M. Next of kin, Mr W. J. Kenna, Camden, New South Wales

8 March 1918 - FROM LONDON
- (actual Citation was 2 December 1917 in France)
... the Distinguished Conduct Medal has been awarded to the following New Zealanders:-
& 12/2001 C.S.M. T. Kenna, Engineers, for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though the enemy was shelling heavily with gas and H.E. (High Explosive) Shells, he volunteered to get forward a light railway train of ammunition to a battery which was in urgent meed of it. The train was derailed several times, but he made two journeys to the battery with ammunition, though he was suffering from the effects of gas. It was solely owing to his personal example that the work was accomplished"

... 12/2001 - Company-Sergeant-Major, T. Kenna,
- (Mr W. J. Kenna, Camden, N.S.W.)

... Mr P. Kenna of Clifton, has been informed that his brother, T. Kenna, has been awarded the D.C.M. and the Meritorious Service Medal. He has been in a hospital suffering fron the effect of gas. He joined the forces in New Zealand and the High Commissioner of New Zealand has sent him a congratulatory message

29 Aug 1923 - 'DUD' TOTE TICKET
... A totalisator ticket that was not the real thing was the principal exhibit in a case wherin Timothy Kenna, a man with two service decorations, had to explain to Mr J. W. Poynton, S.M. at the Auckland Police Court to-day why he had presented it at the last Winter Meeting when it had been issued at the Easter Meeting. The evidence showed that Kenna had presented the ticket at a pay-out window after the last race. The assistance manager was called to the window and payment of the £13 6s 6d dividend was refused (this is a Aug 2012 equivalent of $1275).
Detective Robinson deposed that accused had been with a woman, and in her presence he had informed witness that they had agreed to pool the winnings, she having given him 10/ to put on 'Cool Stimulants', the understanding being that he would put 10/ on another horse.
Mr Inder, who represented accused, urged that the ticket presented might have been issued by a totalisator clerk. Kenna really believed he had been issued with the ticket and had persisted in presenting it at various windows.
In rebuttal, the assistant manager of the tote house gave evidence as to the system of tickets in use. Immediately the stop-bell rang, every roll of paper was removed and locked in a strongroom. That paper was never used again, and the code was changed for the next set of tickets. The tote clerks were well-known local men, who could not afford to turn criminal for 10/. One dishonest act and they would never be trusted again.
"I think he was trying a little dodge" said the magistrate. "It is a question of believing his story or believing that two tote employees deliberately cheated him with an old ticket. It would be like doubting a bank teller's integrity. Kenna was muddled - thought he was a bit smart no doubt" His character had been good and it was a case for a fine. He would be mulcted in the sum of £3 with witnesses' expenses £1

14 Jan 1924 - THE OLD TALE
... "I was suffering from dysentery, and I think I must have took too much brandy and port wine" said Timothy Kenna, 43 (birth year approx 1880), when charged with drunkenness in the Auckland Court.
"Yes, I believe I have heard that tale before" said Mr Poynton. "I see you have four previous convictions for drunkenness"
"I know, and I am sorry sir, if you give me another chance I will take out a prohibition order straight away."
"No, you got seven days last time. Fourteen days"

... Timothy Kenna, aged 44 (birth year of 1879), a statutory fifth offender, was fined 40/-, in default 14 days, for drunkenness

2 November 1924 - GISBORNE COURT
... Timothy Kenna was before the court to-day, charged with trespassing on the Avondale, Auckland racecourse while a meeting was in progress. Accused said he did not know he was prohibited from attending races. He was the holder of the D.C.M. and Meritorious Service medals. Accused was convicted and discharged

30 September 1924 - PASSENGER INWARDS
... The Makura, which arrived at Wellington this morning after an uneventful voyage from Sydney, brought the following:
Second Class Passengers: - & Mr T. Kenna

... KENNA, June 24 1928 at Sydney, Patrick Kenna, formerly of Wollongong, aged 57 years. Requiescat in pace
... KENNA, The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs T. Kenna, Mr and Mrs W. J. Kenna and family, Mrs M. Bright and mr and Mrs S. C. Kattie and family are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly-beloved brother and uncle, Patrick Kenna; to leave W. N. Bull's funeral parlour, King-street, Newtown, this (Tuesday)
afternoon at 2 o'clock for Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood by road, motor funeral
... KENNA, The relatvies and friends of Mrs M. Bolton and son John, are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly beloved nephew and cousin, Patrick kenna ...

21 April 1931 - DEATH of Mary Bolton??
... BOLTON, The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs JOHN Bolton, 59 maccauley-road, Stanmore, are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved mother, Mary to leave her late residence 51 Percival-street, Leichhardt, this (Tuesday) afternnon, at 2 o'clock for Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood by road
... BOLTON, The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs Thomas Kenna and family, Mr and Mrs William Kenna and family, Mr T. Kenna, Mr J. Kenna, Mr and Mrs C. Bright and family, Mr and Mrs S. Kattie and family, Mrs A. Kenna and son Patrick (& others) are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly veloved AUNT, Mary Bolton ??
NOTE at 20 March 1911, at the death of their mother Margaret, the following insertion was in the newspaper "KENNA - The friends of Mr and Mrs EDWARD Bolton are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved mother and mother-in-law" ??

... Timothy Kenna, a labourer, aged 48 (sic), who did not appear, was fined £1 for casting offensive matter in Lambton Quay. On a further charge of drunkenness he was fined 10s

29 November 1934 - DEPARTING FOR SYDNEY
... Scheduled to sail at 3 p.m. for Sydney, the Monowai is taking the following passengers: CABIN CLASS: - & Mr T. Kenna

12 June 1939 - FUNERAL of BROTHER-IN-LAW
... KATTIE, Requiem mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mr Sydney Charles Kattie, of Kenilworth Flats, 182 Parramatta Road, Ashfield, will be celebrated at St Vincent's Church, Ashfield
... KATTIE, The relatives and friends of Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Kattie of Kenilworth Flats, 182 Parramatta Road, Ashfield, Mr and Mrs R. C. Kattie and family of Toomwoomba, Queensland and of Miss Doris Kattie are informed that the funeral of her late beloved husband and dear father and grandfather, Mr Sydney Charles Kattie, will leave St Vincent's Church, Ashfield, this Monday morning at 9.45 o'clock for Catholice Cemetery, Rookwood Mortuary
... KATTIE, The relatives and friends of Mrs M. Bright, Mr and Mrs T. Kenna, Mr W. J. Kenna and family are informed that the Funeral of their late beloved brother-in-law and uncle, Mr Sydney Charles Kattie ...

22 Dec 1943 - DEATH of BROTHER JOHN
... KENNA, December 22, at Wanganui, N.Z., John, eldest son of the late John and Margaret Kenna, of Pyrmont and Clifton, and brother of the late Patrick and of Thomas, Mary (Mrs Bright), Sarah (Mrs Kattie), Tim and Will

28 Jan 1948 - DEATH of SISTER-IN-LAW
... KENNA, Eleana Theresa - January 26 1948, beloved wife of Thomas Kenna of Gwynne street, Wollongong, and dear sister of Margaret Briscoe of Chatswood, sister-in-law of Will, Tim, Mary (Mrs Bright of Chatswood) and Sarah (Mrs Kattie of Byron Bay) aged 77

11 July 1951 - DEATH of BROTHER THOMAS
... KENNA, Thomas - July 11 1951 of 21 Gwynne street, Wollongong, beloved brother of Mary, Sarah, Timothy and William, aged 77 years. Requiscat in pace

29 Nov 1954 - DEATH of TIMOTHY
Timothy Kenna died in New Zealand on 29 November 1954 aged 74
- he was recorded as a Pensioner and was buried Plot 15 G/4, SOLDIERS Section at Karori cemetery, Wellington
- Timothy is the only Kenna buried at Karori

TIMOTHY KENNA Company Sergeant Major, Railway Operating Section, NZ Engineers MILITARY AWARDS
? Distinguished Conduct Medal
? 1914-15 Star
? British War Medal
? Victory Medal
? Meritorious Service Medal

the 'Peterborough' left London, with 395 assisted immigrants, on 2 June 1880, arriving in Sydney 28 August 1880.
Timothy's family on board (birth years are tentative at this time)
father, John Kenna aged 35 (1845-1905 at Clifton)
mother, Margaret Kenna aged 36 (1844-1911)
brother, John Kenna aged 10 (1869-1943 at Wanganui)
brother, Patrick Kenna, aged 9 (born 1871-1928 at Sydney)
- did Patrick die in Drummoyne in 1928??
brother, Thomas Kenna aged 7 (1873-1951 at Wollongong)
- Thomas married Eleana/Helena Theresa BRISCOE (1871-1948) in 1903
- Eleana died 26 January 1948 Gynne stret, Wollongong
sister, Mary Kenna aged 6 (born 1874)
- Mary married Charles W. BRIGHT in 1896
- mary married Edward BOLTON in 1915
sister, Sarah Elizabeth Kenna aged 5 (born 1875)
- Sarah married Sydney Charles KATTIE (?-1939) in 1898 in Sydney
- Sydney died 10 June 1939 at 182 Parramatta Road, Ashfield
Timothy Kenna aged 1 (actual age 4 months, 1880-1954 at Wellington)
William Joseph 'Will' Kenna was born in Australia (1885-1973 at Chatwood)
- William married Elizabeth May PORTER (1883-1937) in 1912 in Waverley & had 3 children
- Elizabeth died 218 Pennant Hills road, Thornleigh
- William died 15 Arpil 1973 at Chatswood

Timothy's brother, John Kenna, (a Plumber by trade), also served from New Zealand in WWI. He was Sapper 17520 with the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, 3rd Reinforcements. He embarked from Wellington 15 November 1916 on the HMNZT 69, the 'Tahiti', destination Devonport, England. His next of kin was his brother Patrick Kenna at Clinton, New South Wales, Australia.
The Tahiti left port 15 Nov 1916, called in at Cape of Good Hope and arrived at Devonport, England 29 Jan 1917. It carried the Units of the 19th Reinforcements N.Z.E.F. (Roll No. 45), the 10th Reinforcements Maori Contingent and John's Unit, the 3rd Reinforcements NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company (Embarkation of 2 ships totalled 2036 men)

LOOKING FOR TIMOTHY's "very best pal in New Zealand, the chap with whom I enlisted, was wounded the same day as I, and though he had no less than eight machine gun bullets in him he has only just died"
John Gregory
serial number 12/1964 (same day enlistment)
same unit, same embarkation date
same destination
died at Gallipoli
SAME ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - c/o Mrs Payne, Hobson street
... however, killed in action? although photo says missing in action

* c/o Mrs Payne, Hobson street:
Mrs Elizabeth Annie Payne (nee Tregoning 1870-1941) & husband Henry Payne (1870-1919) lived at 126 Hobson street Auckland

see also Camden History

Timothy's plaque at Karori, Wellington

TIMPERLEY marriages New Zealand 1865 - 1931

TIMPERLEY marriages New Zealand 1865 - 1931
Clarence George Timperley (1899-1980)
- married Hilda Emma Kate MOREY (1905-1996) in 1925

Ernest Edward Timperley (1884-1916)
- married Constance Amy LATTO (1892-1960) in 1914
- Constance was born 27 Feb 1892, base born to Janet Latto (nee HISLOP 1864-1922)
- Janet Hislop first married David Latto (1859-1926) of Scotland in 1881, settled in Kaiapoi and had 4 children from 1883 to 1887. David then deserted the family, went to Western Australia, then in 1888 in Melbourne, he married (bigamously) Anne VALENTINE (read the story at his link)
- Janet married Charles Herbert BECKETT (1863-1948) in 1896. No children found at this time
- Constance Amy remarried in 1929 (see below)

Joseph Timperley (1839-1914)
- married Elizabeth Ann HOWE 11 Sep 1872 in Bay of Islands
- he next married Ann Clara NORTON (nee SIMONS 1847-1914) in 1899

Lawrence Ernest Timperley (1886-1962)
- married Elsie May SMITH in 1911

Louis Samuel Timperley (1888-1945)
- married Ethel Genevieve MONTAGUE (1891-1956) in 1910

Roy Holden Timperley (1902-1973)
- a son of William & Nancy TIMPERLEY
- married Mary Ethel LEATHEM (1905-?) in 1931
- Mary was a daughter of Edward & Ellen LEATHEM

William Timperley
- married Betsy Alice WHITTAKER in 1887

William Basil Timperley (1894-1949)
- married Catherine Evelyn May MURRAY (1901-?) in 1920
- daughter of Jeremiah MURRAY & Barbara Mary FINCHER

Anna Timperley
- married Hugh Wallace CRAIG (1889-1940) in 1914

Constance Amy Timperley (nee LATTO) (1893-1960)
- first married Ernest Edward Timperley (1884-1916)
- married David Norman WILKINSON in 1929

Eliza Alice Timperley (1881-1945)
- married Charles Henry NADIN (1877-1953) in 1897

Emily Timperley (1881-1949)
- married Tom BOLTON (1880-1965) in 1910

Ethel Timperley
- married Thomas Henry NORTON in 1891

Gertrude Blanche Timperley (1887-1972)
- married Timothy KEOGH (1876-1944) in 1906

Ida Timperley (1840-1914)
- married Samuel HOLT (1837-1909) in 1872

Mabel Winifred Timperley (1878-?)
- married Guisnai George SMITH (1872-1960) in 1898

Mary Jane Timperley
- married William ROBINSON in 1865

Maud Timperley (1882-1965)
- born in Australia
- married Relf WITTE (1880-1962) in 1914
- Relf was 1 of 12 children of Johann Christian WITTE (1820-1910) & Eliza Sohpia TONGEMAN (1844-1901)

Selina Edna Timperley (1874-?)
- daughter of Joseph TIMERLEY & Elizabeth Ann HOWE
- married William John SLATTER (1863-1920) in 1890
- Selina remarried in 1923 to William Thompson MILLS

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TINGEY marriages New Zealand BRIDES 1865 - 1927

the known TINGEY marriages in New Zealand between 1865-1927

Agnes Tingey
- married William Douglas St George Shaw in 1872

Clarice Netty Tingey
- married Thomas Hawdon Davison in 1918

Edith Emma Tingey
- married William Albert Wellings in 1905

Edna Dalgleish Tingey
- married William Henry John Watson in 1927

Ellen Tingey
- married Joseph James Bailey in 1899

Ellen Jane Tingey
- married Willie Waters in 1897

Evelyn Sylvia Tingey
- married Ernest Cecil Cording in 1915

Florence Tingey
- married Francis Chalmers Brookie in 1895

Florence Candace Tingey
- married Alfred Ernest Lammas in 1905

Gladys Isabel Tingey
- arried Archie Henry Grant in 1911

Jane Tingey
- married John Robert Lambert in 1889

Louisa Adella Tingey
- married Miles Varley in 1912

Mabel Sarah Tingey
- married Harold Wellington Pilcher in 1902

Mary Pauline Tingey
- married Frank Manttan in 1901

Mary Sophia Tingey
- married George Pemberton Kitchen in 1878

Minnie Vida Tingey
- married William Edward Power in 1914

Sarah Tingey
- married William Warwick in 1872

Sarah Maria Tingey
- married James Thomas Goodfellow in 1865


TINGEY marriages New Zealand GROOMS 1873 - 1922

the known TINGEY male marriages in New Zealand between 1873-1922:

Albert Tingey
- married Annie Isabel Robert in 1887

Albert Tingey
- married Elsie Joan Atkinson in 1917

Edward Tingey
- married Emma Augusta Mailman in 1873

Edward Tingey
- married Sarah Helen Campbell in 1909

Ernest Victor Tingey
- married Eva Marjory Sussex in 1922

James Stanley Tingey
- married Eleanor Blanche Symes in 1904

Joseph Tingey
- married Elizabeth Norton in 1873

Laurence Hector Tingey
- married Harriet Tester in 1910

Lawrence Hector Tingey
- married Harriet Holstead in 1909

Norman Edward Tingey
- married Margaret Spence Benn in 1922

Raymond Bertram Tingey
- married Olive Lucy Bowley in 1906

Richard Tingey
- married Margaret Johnson in 1873

Richard Leonard Tingey
- married Catherine Ann Mowat in 1900

Sydney St Clair Tingey
- married Louisa Grace Arnold in 1915

Thomas Theodore Tingey
- married Daisy Ellen Harrison in 1919

William Harold Tingey
- married John Leyden Hume ?? in 1901